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I.D. Rubin family photographs

Identifier: Mss 1034-065

Collection Overview

The collection contains 15 sepia tone photographs and postcards featuring I.D. Rubin and his family: wedding portrait with Charley Banov, Becky Banov, Rachel Banov, Dave Banov, Jake Karoth, Clarence Mintz, Fannie Levine, Sam Banov, Louis Jacobs, and Lena (Barshay) Banov, ca. 1900s; studio portrait of I.D. Rubin and two men, possibly his sons, ca. 1900s; postcard with photographic image of a man holding a child, ca. 1900s; postcard with Rosh ha-Shanah greeting and photographic image of I.D. Rubin and family (Rubin is pictured with his wife, Sarah, son Moe, daughter Rachel and three other individuals, possibly Rubin's siblings); I.D. and Sarah Rubin with unidentified couple, 1928; unidentified couple, 1928; studio portrait of 3 men, ca. 1900s; studio portrait of man in military uniform, ca. 1900s; interior of Rubin's jewelry store, ca. 1900s; interior of meeting hall with 14 unidentified men and gymnasium equipment, ca. 1900s; interior of store with 9 men including I.D. Rubin, ca. 1900s; exterior shot of Uncle Dave's Pawn Shop with I.D. Rubin and family, et al., ca. 1900s; exterior shot of unidentified demolished building.


  • Creation: 1900-1920s

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Isaac Dave Rubin was born in Russia in 1869. He was educated at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Kovno and immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1894 where he earned a living in the jewelry business. Rubin attended Brith Sholom synagogue and was president of the congregation in 1909. He married Sarah, ca. 1902, and had several children. Rubin died in Charleston in 1943 and is buried at the Brith Sholom cemetery.


1.5 linear feet (1 flat box)

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by John Davis.

Inventory of the I.D. Rubin Family Photographs, 1900-1920s
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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