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.
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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145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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