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Louis Bamberger : department store innovator and philanthropist / Linda B. Forgosh.

Author/Creator:
Forgosh, Linda B. author.
Publication:
Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series:
Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life
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Subjects:
Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944.
Jews -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Biography.
Jewish businesspeople -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Biography.
Department stores -- New Jersey -- Newark -- History.
Newark (N.J.) -- History.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Summary:
Louis Bamberger was the epitome of the merchant prince as public benefactor. Born in Baltimore, this son of German immigrans built his business-- the great, glamorous L. Bamberger & Co. department store in Newark, N.J. into the sixth-largest department store in the country.
Contents:
Introduction: "One of New Jersey's most enlightened personalities"
Baltimore roots, 1855-1887
Building an empire, 1892-1911
The great white store, 1912-1921
One of America's great stores, 1922-1929
"A record of his benefactions": Bamberger as a philanthropist
Bamberger, the face of Newark's Jews
"Maecenas of all the arts"
Bamberger, Einstein, and the Institute for Advanced Study, 1930-1944
Epilogue: a life well lived.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gemmill fund bookplate.
Other format:
Online version:
Forgosh, Linda B., author. Louis Bamberger
ISBN:
9781611689815 : HRD
1611689813 : HRD