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Hornik's Bargain House catalog

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1034-097

Collection Overview

The collection consists of the Hornik's Guide to Store Success and 1910 Spring Catalogue (178 pages). The catalog includes descriptions, images, and prices of goods, as well as general advice on how to run a successful store. Hornik's sold a variety of goods to rural stores, including linens and textiles; clothing for children, men, and women; horse goods and harnesses; musical instruments; and tools, hardware, and cookware. Also included is a color reproduction of a postcard featuring the Charleston city market on Meeting Street. The M. Hornik & Co. storefront, located on the corner of Meeting and Market Streets, can be seen in the background.

Dates

  • 1910

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Historical Note

Hornik's Bargain House was owned and operated by Morris Hornik (1863-1937). He was born in Jaroslaw, Austria (present-day Poland), to a grain merchant family. At the age of fourteen, Hornik left for London, where he spent two years before he immigrated to the United States circa 1879 via New York City. About 1882, Hornik moved to Bonneau, South Carolina, and worked for a Jewish merchant by the name of Nagel. Six years later, Hornik moved to Charleston and opened M. Hornik, a clothing store, at 188 King Street. The store was moved to Meeting Street in January 1893 and later renamed M. Hornik & Company. During this time, the store began selling wholesale dry goods and notions to rural stores. The company liquidated in 1978.

Extent

1 folder (2 items)

Abstract

The collection includes a spring 1910 catalog from Hornik's Bargain House of Charleston, South Carolina, a dry goods wholesale store. The catalog contains descriptions, images, and prices of goods as well as general advice on how to run a successful business. Also included is a color reproduction of a postcard featuring the Charleston city market on Meeting Street. The M. Hornik & Co. storefront, located on the corner of Meeting and Market Streets, can be seen in the background.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are arranged and described at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Roslyn Furchgott Karesh.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include a 1997 oral history interview with Marion Hornik (1908-1997), son of Morris Hornik.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Dorpinghaus, August 2011.

Title
Inventory of the Hornik's Bargain House Catalog, 1910
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Sarah Dorpinghaus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Sarah Dorpinghaus
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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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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