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  • Collection: Jewish Life in Champaign-Urbana

Eisner Foods stocked and ready for opening day in Urbana.

Eisner's food store workers look over the plans for the new location at Lincoln Square in Urbana.

Kuhn's first store, The Emporium, located at 33 Main St., Champaign
Photograph of Good Shoes by Sholem's at 8 E. Main St in Champaign

The southwest corner of Main and Market Streets faced the Illinois Central Station, and in 1862 was Champaign’s most active business district. The first floor housed the Great Western Clothing Store owned by Sol Bernstein; the second floor held the…

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Hattie Kahn, the infant daughter of Nathan and Hanna Kahn, who died on August 1, 1870 is the oldest known Jewish burial in Champaign County.

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Illinois Central Railroad engine stopped in Champaign, IL.

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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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