Wolf Lipsky, Bangor, ca. 1900

Contributed by Bangor Public Library


Wolf Lipsky immigrated from Russia in 1889, when he was about 17. He is listed in the 1900 census as a "notion peddler" in Bangor.

As with other immigrants, peddling was a transitional occupation. Within two to five years most peddlers either moved to a different area or to a different occupation.

Setting up a storefront was a natural evolution for peddlers like Wolf Lipsky, who had bought and sold clothes in Bangor’s surrounding area before founding a clothing shop in Bangor.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wolf Lipsky, Bangor, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-8336

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