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107_cd2_11_pawnsh_M.pdf
A newspaper clipping explaining the struggles of Asheville's first pawnshop after getting loans became significantly easier.

107_01_21_Speech_UNC_HistoryClass_1998_0321_M.pdf
Leo Finkelstein's family has it roots in Lithuania, but his father had to flee after hitting a Russian soldier on the head. After living in various countries, he settled in Asheville according to the advice of a doctor and opened up a pawnshop on…

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.