Rebecca Needle


540 King Street
Charleston, SC


In 1900, Polish immigrant Rebecca Needle (c.1841-1909) opened a clothing store at 540 King Street in Charleston, SC. The wife of Charleston clothing merchant Harris Needle (c.1841-1904), Rebecca operated her store until 1901. Her son, Jacob (1869-1932), also worked as a clothing merchant in Charleston.

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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Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
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Charleston, SC 29424
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