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Baltimore Bargain House (Baltimore, MD) records

Identifier: Mss 1034-110

Collection Overview

Mail order catalog, flier, and order form from Baltimore Bargain House, Baltimore, Maryland.


  • Creation: 1916, undated


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Founded in 1881, the Baltimore Bargain House was a mail-order wholesale business created by Jacob Epstein (1864-1945) primarily serving Jewish merchants in the South. Epstein entered into a co-partnership in 1912 with Nathan Epstein (1876-1956), Abraham I. Weinberg (1863-1932), A. Ray Katz (1877-1938), and Sidney Lansburg (1878-1958). In 1919 the Baltimore Bargain House was sold and became the American Wholesale Corporation, which was sold in 1929, becoming the American General Corporation.


1 folder (3 items)


Baltimore Bargain House, Baltimore, Maryland, mail order catalog, flier, and order form.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials were purchased in 2018 by Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Josh Minor, July 2023.

Inventory of the Baltimore Bargain House (Baltimore, MD) records, 1916, undated
Processed by: Josh Minor; finding aid created by: Josh Minor
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Repository Details

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