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Mazo family photographs

Identifier: Mss 1158

Collection Overview

Photographs, mostly black and white but a few in color, from albums compiled by Florence Mazo Nirenblatt. Images consist of portraits and candids from family events and vacations; the majority are unlabeled.


  • Creation: approximately 1900s-1960s
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1920s-1930s


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection has been minimally processed, but is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

The photographs document the Mazo family of Charleston, South Carolina, including three brothers, Elihu (1876-1939), Dave (1877-1954), and George (1879-1951), who immigrated to Charleston from Minsk. Each brother ran a deliā€”one uptown, one downtown, and one on Folly Beach. Florence Mazo Nirenblatt (1911-1998) was the daughter of Elihu.


0.25 linear feet (1 slim document box)


Family photographs of the Mazo family of Charleston, South Carolina, taken approximately 1900s-1960s. The majority come from an album compiled by Florence ("Boomalee") Mazo Nirenblatt.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the box level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated 2019 by Bradley D. Nirenblatt, DMD.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Mazo, Rabin, and Sorota families papers (Mss 1092), Mazo and Spikler family photographs (Mss 1160) and an oral history interview with Florence Mazo Nirenblatt (Mss 1035-038).

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Bickel, December 2022.

Inventory of the Mazo Family Photographs, approximately 1900s-1960s
In Progress
Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
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Repository Details

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