Publication Date: May 1902
Publisher: C.J. Krehbiel & Co.; Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Rabbi Leo Franklin
Research Area: Banking and finance; Culture and religion
Keywords: Finance; Communal Organization; Poverty
Coverage: United States
The author describes the Detroit Jewish community's Chattel Mortgage Society and Municipal Pawnshop, a philanthropic business venture meant to offer those with some means but temporary need an alternative to exploitative business practices found in conventional pawnshops and loan providers.