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  • Tags: Depression

107_01_LeoKathy_M.pdf
Finkelstein explains his family's past, starting in 1799 in Lithuania and ending with his life in Asheville.

107_01_LeoAsheville_M.pdf
Finkelstein explains his family's past beginning in Lithuania and ending in Asheville.

107_01_Fam_M.pdf
Finkelstein explains his family's past, beginning in 1799 in Lithuania and ending with his life in Asheville.

107_cd1_07_leocli_M.pdf
A newspaper clipping about Leo Finkelstein's life after he retired and a brief overview of his career as a pawnbroker.

107_03_04_PoorMansBank_M.pdf
Leo Finkelstein's account of Asheville in the early twentieth century, how the Jewish community functioned, and pawnbroking during the Depression.

107_01_01_SpiralNotebook_Notes_1930s_M.pdf
Leo Finkelstein displays his incredible talent as a storyteller and historian through his letters and diaries that he wrote throughout his life. This notebook contains stories about WWII, pawnbroking, and Asheville in the twentieth century.

2012_045_1897_1017.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter opens as usual for Emma, writing about the price of butter, fabric, and postage. Emma also mentions her youngest child, Virginia, who is healthy and playful. The letter…

charles_bolick_making_moonshine.mp3
“Charles” Wesley Bolick was born on August 15, 1897 in the Mulberry Valley community of Caldwell County about ten miles from Blowing Rock, North Carolina. His parents were Emanuel (b. October 24, 1852 - d. August
16, 1926) and Mary Vienna…

bill_brinkley_audio_buckeye_luck_charm.mp3
Bill Carroll Brinkley was born on July 27, 1917 in Elk Park in Avery County to David Brinkley (b. July 24, 1879 – January 1971) who was from Grassy Creek near Spruce Pine, North Carolina and Carroll Ivey Brinkley who was from Chester, South…

arlie_moretz_drunk_man_almost_buried.mp3
Arlie Earl Moretz was born on June 30, 1908 to Sion Gideon Moretz (b. January 16, 1880 d. October 29, 1950) and Virginia Dare Stanberry (b. March 16, 1883 d. February 2, 1970). He married Alice Myers Moretz (b. May 12, 1912 d. January 25, 1965)…