The Fashion Shop


66 West Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC

FAMILIES: Rosenblum

In 1920, an article in Orangeburg newspaper The Times and Democrat listed Sam Rosenblum (1899-1997) as one of the town’s Jewish merchants who donated to the creation of a “South Carolina Memorial.”1 In 1918, Rosenblum founded Sam Rosenblum & Co., a junk company that sold old rags, hides, and scrap iron. Months after he founded the business, Rosenblum changed its name to Orangeburg Hide and Junk Company. Orangeburg Hide and Junk Company remained in business until around 1926. Prior to founding Sam Rosenblum & Co., Rosenblum worked as a clerk in his relative Jake Rosenblum’s dry goods store, J. Rosenblum. Rosenblum purchased Orangeburg clothier The Fashion Shop in 1928. He ran the Fashion Shop through at least 1929.



1 “Hopes Swell for Memorial.” The Times and Democrat, May 26, 1980.

Main Image: The Fashion Shop advertisement. Reprinted from The Times and Democrat, February 9, 1928.

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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