Cohen shop, Bangor, ca. 1930Item 52661 info
Bangor Public Library
Jacob Cohen's store, also in Bangor, was established around the turn of the 20th century.
The Bangor Jewish community was the second largest in the state, with a population of about 1,000 by 1930.
Jewish department stores were prominently situated on Main Streets in a number of towns. Far from serving only Jewish residents, these stores brought the latest fashion trends north from New York City and Boston and sold them to Mainers.