Wolf Lipsky, Bangor, ca. 1900

Contributed by Bangor Public Library

Description

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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