Business records trace the history of local, Jewish-owned businesses through records, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Collection highlights include:

“Mom and Pop” Grocery Stores

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Isadore Gimble in his store, the Congress Food Market, 5th and East Capitol Streets, NE, 1953.

JHSGW Collections. Gift of Josephine Gimble.

Receipt books from Harry's Meat Market, 31st & Upshur Streets, Mt. Rainier, MD, early 1930s. Each book tracks the account of one customer or household. 

JHSGW Collections. Gift of Ruth and Vivian Weinstein.

Harry Lynn's Uline Arena/Washington Coliseum

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Beatles publicity photo with a note to Harry Lynn on the back signed by all four band members.

JHSGW Collections. Gift of John Lynn.

Harry Lynn with Joan Crawford, 1968

JHSGW Collections. Gift of John Lynn.