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  • Collection: Jewish Life in Champaign-Urbana

Nathan Stern photograph

Benjamin Bing attended the University of Illinois at a time when many Jewish students tried to conceal their Jewish identity. It is believed that eight men and one woman who attended the university between 1872 and 1894 were probably Jewish. Benjamin…

Bing's Jeweler's and Optometrist at 23 Main Street in Champaign taken October 1958.

Advertisement for J. Bing Ready Made Clothing from April 6, 1861 issue of the Champaign County Democrat.

Kuhn Postcard.jpg
Sectional view of dome in Jos. Kuhn & Co. clothiers in Champaign.

Joseph Kuhn portrait

The W. Lewis & Co. Department Store was destroyed in Champaign’s St. Patrick Day Fire, March 17, 1915.

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The Illinois Glove Co. employees. Sam Shmikler is pictured in the second row from the bottom, center, wearing a white dress shirt and thick black tie.
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