J. Finkelstein


Orangeburg, SC

FAMILIES: Finkelstein

From around 1918 to around 1930, Russian immigrant Jacob Finkelstein operated a dry goods and clothing store in Orangeburg, South Carolina. During World War I, he sold war bonds in addition to his usual stock of clothes and dry goods. Finkelstein went bankrupt in 1921, although he appears in the 1930 Census as the proprietor of a dry goods store, indicating that he either reentered or remained in the mercantile business.

Main Image: J. Finkelstein advertisement. Reprinted from The Times and Democrat, April 6, 1918.

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