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The Berliawskys came to Maine in the 1890s when Jewish peddlers dominated the peddling business. When Isaac Berliawsky was brought to Waterville, Maine by his brother Nathan, he chose to move to Rockland where the Jewish community appeared to offer a more interesting life. Isaac owned a junkyard and worked as a woodcutter. In time, he brought his wife and four children from Kiev to Rockland in 1904. One of those children was Louise Nevelson whose attraction to wood began in her earliest years. #louisenevelson #jewishmaine #jewishhistory #rocklandmaine #immigration Photo from private collection. More info on our link.