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

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Father of Leo Finkelstein in front of car, circa 1910

A photograph of Leo Finkelstein's father in front of a car.

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A conglomeration of papers Leo collected over his lifetime, from newspaper clippings about a bookmobile and his father's death to letters from the Buncombe County library. It includes pictures from the Asheville Lions Club and Leo's years serving the military.

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Description of Jewish life in Asheville at the start of the 20th century. Leo begins with his family history in Russia and explains how his father came to America after a series of unfortunate events.

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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 Main Street.

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