Furchgott and Brothers department store newspaper advertisement
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.
- Furchgott and Brothers (Charleston, S.C.) (Organization)
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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).
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Collection consists of a full page advertisement for Furchgott and Brothers and a postcard of a 1900 photograph of King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.
Materials donated in 1998 by Rosalyn Furchgott Karesh.
Processed by Joshua Minor, August 2011.
- Karesh, Rosalyn Furchgott (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Furchgott and Brothers Department Store Newspaper Advertisement, 1910
- Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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