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Title: Schwartz-Brody family papers

Collection #: Mss 1023

Dates: 1910s-1950s

Size: .5 linear ft.

Biographical Note: Charleston families connected by the marriage (1939) of Marion Schwartz (1906-1984) to Esther Brody (1906-1991). The Brody family emigrated to the U.S. from Lithuania in 1901 and moved to Charleston, SC, in 1910. Several Brodys owned Charleston businesses including Brody's Liquor Store (opened 1946 at Meeting and 1st Streets) and Brody's Pharmacy, (opened 1920s) the first Jewish Pharmacy in Charleston (506 Meeting St.). Marion Schwartz was director of the Charleston County Police from 1957-1963.

Scope and Content Note:

Photographs of Schwartz, Brody and Golub families; loose photographs (1930-1950) of Brody family include group shots (with Esther Brody and Marion Schwartz) from Key Klub events (1930, 1932); candid images of Esther and friends (1940s); images of Marvin and Betty Brody (1940s-1950s); Michael Schwartz as a child; notable is a photograph (1955) of Marion Schwartz smashing slot machines under the Cooper River Bridge.

Loose photographs (1910-1930) of the Golub family include cabinet card of elderly couple (Emma Golub's parents?), mounted photos of Golub Family (1920), Golub relatives (Schenectady, NY) and Ethel Golub with her daughter. Collection also contains two photo albums compiled by Esther Brody Schwartz. The first covers 1917-1922 and is primarily candid snapshots of Brody family members (Israel, Emma, Solomon, Joseph); bulk of Esther with friends.

Several shots of Solomon Brody in military uniform (WWI); second album spans 1924-1934 and contains candid images of Esther Brody with friends and Golub cousins in New York; images (1930) of Key Klub beach and boat trips; series of photos (1930s) of Marion Schwartz and others in naval uniforms; Charleston architecture in background of many images; good examples of 1920s-1930s fashion. Collection also includes clipping (photocopy) of Marvin Brody on double date, 1954.

Inventory:

    BOX#/FOLDER#
       
I.   Photographs  
       
  A. Brody/Schwartz Family (1930-1950): all images are black and white prints; includes group shots (with Esther Brody and Marion Schwartz) from Key Klub events (1930, 1932); candid images (1940s) of Esther Brody and friends; Betty and Marvin Brody (ca. 1940) and Betty Brody, HS graduation; misc. group photos (1950s) of Michael Schwartz with other children; image (ca. 1955) of Marion Schwartz smashing slot machines under the Cooper River Bridge; photocopies exist for all images. 1/1
     
  B. Golub Family (ca. 1910-1930): cabinet photo of Usar and Wiezel Golub (?) ca. 1910; Golub family (1920); Mr. and Mrs. Golub from Schenectady (ca. 1915); Mr. Golub (from Schenectady) and son (?)Ethel Golub and Ethel Golub with her daughter; photocopies exist for all images.  1/2
     
II.   Photo Albums  
       
  A. Brody Family (1917-1922): [photocopies] compiled by Esther Brody; images of Solomon Brody in WWI uniform; candid photos of Esther Brody with friends; Israel and Emma Brody at Radcliffe Alley; Joseph Brody as a child; Esther at Memminger High School; with Golub cousins in Schenectady, NY; Sol Brody at Brody’s Pharmacy (506 Meeting) 1/3
       
    Original album (use photocopies) 1/4
       
  B. Brody/Golub Family (1924-1934):[photocopies] compiled by Esther Brody; bulk are candid shots; images of men in military uniform; Esther Brody with friends; Esther Brody’s Memminger High School graduation (1924); Esther with Solomon Brody; Joseph Brody; Golub relatives (Sonny Golub, Herman Golub); many images have Charleston homes in background; formal photos of Esther with Herman Golub in a NY garden; beach trips with friends and relatives; small children; 20s-30s fashion; Key Klub beach trip and boat ride 1930; Marion Schwartz and others (1934) in naval uniforms. 1/5
       
    Original album [use photocopies]  1/6
       
III.   Misc.: clipping (photocopy) of Marvin Brody on a double date; from Charleston’s News and Courier, Sept. 1, 1954  1/7