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A. Rosenberg storefronts, Greenwood, S.C., with inset of Abraham Rosenberg
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A. Rosenberg clothing and shoe store
Main Street, Greenwood, S.C., ca. 1910

Corporal Abraham Rosenberg, Kershaw Guards
Camden, S.C., 1880

Photographs courtesy of Evelyn Rosenberg Gross-Brein

In the fall of 1884, Abraham Rosenberg moved to Greenwood, South Carolina, population 500, and opened a clothing and shoe store. He had arrived in South Carolina from Poland in 1875, and worked in Abbeville in a cousin’s store, and later in Camden, before going into business for himself. As a member of Kershaw’s Guard of the South Carolina Militia, an interracial company, Rosenberg had won the pompom hat for best-drilled soldier.

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