Morris Ness


Manning, SC


After The New Idea Co. closed in 1922, its proprietor, Polish immigrant Morris Ness (1887-1975), continued to work as a merchant in Manning, South Carolina, selling clothes and shoes. Ness’s business went bankrupt in 1924, and he relocated to Denmark, South Carolina that same year. Ness went on to open the successful Ness’ Department Store.

Main Image: Reprinted from The Manning Times, April 26, 1922.


Above: Reprinted from The Manning Times, August 09, 1922.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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