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Krasnoff family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1034-086

Collection Overview

Photographs and audiovisual material of the Krasnoff family of Bishopville, South Carolina. Materials relate mostly to Sollie and Leo Krasnoff, sons of Meyer Krasnoff, the proprietor of a general store on Main Street.

Dates

  • circa 1900-1950

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Abraham Meyer Krasnoff arrived in Bishopville in the 1890s, opened a general store, and in 1902 married Jennie Levinson. The Krasnoffs had three sons: Leo (1903-1969), Aaron (1905-1923), and Sollie (1907-2005). At one point all three-Meyer, Sollie, and Leo-operated shops in downtown Bishopville. After graduating from high school, Sollie opened a department store with dry goods given to him by his father. During World War II, Sollie fought in the D-day invasion of Normandy, France. Returning home, he married Mildred Brill (1914-1998) and fathered two daughters, Jennie (1947- ) and Dixie (1952-1993). Leo Krasnoff married Ann Pittle (1907-1991) and operated several stores, including a liquor shop, in downtown Bishopville.

Extent

1 folder

1 videocassette

Abstract

Photographs and audiovisual material of the Krasnoff family of Bishopville, South Carolina. Materials relate mostly to Sollie and Leo Krasnoff, sons of Meyer Krasnoff, the proprietor of a general store on Main Street in Bishopville.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2009 by Jennie Krasnoff Caine.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the 2010 publication Bishopville and Lee County by Rachael Bowman Bradbury and William P. Baskin III.

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Minor, July 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Krasnoff Family Photographs, circa 1900-1950
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
Date
2011
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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