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Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
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Machine-readable finding aid created by Jeana Barry in April 2019. Finding aid was encoded by Lindsay Sprechman in June 2019. Description is in English.
Harry Lipsky Company moving truck, 1910.
Harry Lipsky was born between 1887 and 1888 in Slavita, Russia (modern-day Ukraine) and immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts around 1904. In 1910 he married Dora Rabotnick, with whom he had three children: Jacob "Jack," Sidney Samuel, and Rose.
Also in 1910, Lipsky established his namesake furniture moving enterprise, Harry Lipsky Moving Company, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Lipsky owned and operated the company for 16 years until his death in 1926, after which his sons took over operations. Harry Lipsky Moving Company was sold in 1988. Jack died in 1990, and Sidney died in 2014.
Materials from this collection.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains advertisements, photographs, delivery invoices documenting the business dealings of the Harry Lipsky Company. Also included is a ledger recording detailed accounts of all moves the company undertook, including the names and address of clients, and the cost and contents of the move. Records of "perfect" and "imperfect" jobs were recorded in daily, monthly, and yearly reports.
The collection is arranged into a a single series as follows:
- Series I: Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records, undated, 1910-1936
Access and Use
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Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records; JHCI-0008; box number; folder number; Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, Boston, Mass.
Acquisition information is unknown.
This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
- Jewish businesspeople
- Jewish businesspeople--Massachusetts--Lynn
- Storage and moving trade--Massachusetts--Lynn
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
Series I: Harry Lipsky Moving Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records, undated, 1910-1936
Scope and Content:
See Collection Scope and Content Note.