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Furchgott and Brothers department store newspaper advertisement

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1034-090

Collection Overview

Collection consists of a full page advertisement for Furchgott and Brothers from the November 13, 1910 issue of the Sunday News (Charleston, South Carolina) and a postcard of a 1900 photograph of King Street in Charleston. The photograph shows a Furchgott and Brothers banner strung above the street.

Dates

  • 1910

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1865, Austrian natives Herman and Max Furchgott (1844-1921), opened Furchgott and Brothers, a dry goods store, on 429 King Street. They were joined, in the early 1870s, by their younger brother, Leopold. Furchgott and Brothers expanded to three stores in three cities: Charleston, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida. The Charleston store was renamed M. Furchgott and Sons when Max's three sons, Arthur (1884-1971), Melvin (1886-1960), and Oscar (1890-1949), joined the business. Max would leave the department store to his three sons after his death. After his brothers left to pursue opportunities elsewhere in South Carolina, Melvin continued to operate the store until its closing in 1933. For more detailed biographical information, see related materials in Special Collections. These include oral history interviews with Max Furchgott and Dale LeRoy Dreyfoos (Mss 1035-033), Robert F. Furchgott (Mss 1035-252, 256), and the Arthur C. Furchgott papers (Mss 1043).

Extent

1 folder (2 items)

Abstract

Collection consists of a full page advertisement for Furchgott and Brothers and a postcard of a 1900 photograph of King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 1998 by Rosalyn Furchgott Karesh.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include oral history interviews with Max Furchgott and Dale LeRoy Dreyfoos (Mss 1035-033), Robert F. Furchgott (Mss 1035-252, 256), and the Arthur C. Furchgott papers (Mss 1043).

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Minor, August 2011.

Title
Inventory of the Furchgott and Brothers Department Store Newspaper Advertisement, 1910
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

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