Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Black wool dinner jacket, lined in black with sleeves lined in mauve, carries a label sewn inside collar: "Bentschner and Visanska Fashionable Outfitters, Charleston, S.C." A label on an interior pocket states: "Tailored in all-wool/fabric by A.B. Kirschbaum Co., Philadelphia, New York" and provides a line for the owner's name and date.
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.
Photographs, eulogies, audio interview, and clippings relating to the Mendelsohn family of Charleston, South Carolina. Benjamin Mendelsohn and his wife, Fay Zamler Mendelsohn, settled in Charleston in 1907 where Benjamin operated a tailor shop on King Street and Fay later opened her own store, the Bandbox, selling women's hats and dresses. The collection also includes images of the related Bluestein family.