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In 1867, Charlotte was a community of 4500. Among these citizens were a handful of devout Jews. Faithful to their laws and traditions, the Hebrew Benevolent Society purchased 11 acres of what is now Statesville Avenue to be their Hebrew cemetery. …

The Masonic Temple was built in 1869. Three Charlotte lodges created the Masonic Temple Association. Samuel Wittkowsky, a leading Jewish resident of Charlotte, headed the organization, the sole purpose of which was to secure funds for the…

Flyer announcing Emancipation Proclamation 64th Anniversary at Second Ward High School. This program was publicized and organized by community religious leaders.

Church Dedication service program, held in 1922. Program highlights schedule of events by church leaders and members.

Church program celebrating the the 10th anniversay of Rev. L.B. West, D. D. The program spans two days and features music, the spoken word from the pastor, and various remarks from internal church organizations, members, and other community church…

Enlargement of the exact location of the first Hebrew Temple at 7th and Pine Sts.

An expanded view of the section of Charlotte where Samuel Wittkowsky and Jacob Rintels originally resided. As immigrant Jews, they provided a vibrant contribution to the turn of the century Charlotte business community,

Here is an example of a postcard used to advertise for Autocar Trucks. These postcards were sent to local businesses to show the capability of their product.

Here is another example of Charlotte's early industry.

This is a postcard for the local publisher Stone and Barringer. They made several of the postcards featured in this collection and often touted Charlotte as the "Industrial Centre of the New South."