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I. Dave Rubin store photographs

Identifier: Mss 1058

Collection Overview

Collection consists of five original photographs (ca. 1910) of I.D. Rubin stores in Charleston, SC. Includes two interior and two exterior images of Uncle Dave's New York Pawn Office, 128-130 Market Street. Exterior image of Rubin's Specialty Store, 316 King Street, operated by Leon Rubin (son of Isaac Dave Rubin). All photographs are mounted on decorative board; several were taken by Charleston photographer, D.H. Baker. Includes folder of images (black and white photocopies) of the Isaac Dave Rubin Family (family home, store images, family portraits, etc); original photographs housed in the Charleston Museum Archives.


  • Creation: 1910


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 in Kovno and immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1894. Rubin earned a living as the proprietor of several jewelry and pawn shops. He attended Brith Sholom synagogue and was president of the congregation in 1909. I.D. Rubin married Sarah, ca. 1902, and had several children. He died in Charleston in 1943 and is buried at Brith Sholom cemetery.


1.0 linear feet (1 flat box) ; 18-36 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2002 by Anna Blythe.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the I. Dave Rubin and family postcard (Mss 1034-026).

Inventory of the I. Dave Rubin Store Photographs, 1910
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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