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A photograph of the original pawnshop, Asheville, North Carolina.

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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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Harry Finkelstein in Front of Car, circa 1910

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

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A conglomeration of papers Leo Finkelstein 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 Lion's Club and Leo's years serving the military as well as Western Union telegrams, airline and travel ephemera, "Song of the Lions" sheet music, an obituary for Lambkin (pet dog), and various membership and identification cards.

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

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This item contains notes from Leo Finkelstein's speech and his account of his family roots, from Lithuania to Asheville, North Carolina.

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