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Dr. Charles Spivak and Jennie Charsky in Philadelphia, 1892 September

Identifier: B250.01.0003.00001


Dr. Charles David Spivak and his fiancee, Jennie Charsky, pose for a studio photograph in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September 1892. The picture was taken the day before Jennie left to attend college at Cornell University. Dr. Charles Spivak was the longtime secretary of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). After the couple moved to Colorado in 1896, Jennie completed her college degree at the University of Denver. She later taught Russian language classes at the University for many years. When the JCRS opened in 1904, Jennie Spivak was listed as one of the three formal incorporaters, and the only woman among them. An intellectual woman, Jennie was a member of Denver's Why Club, a women's discussion group. She was honored for her work in education as a "Representative Woman of Colorado."


  • 1892 September

Language of Materials

Printed material in English with two names in Russian.

Conditions Governing Use

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1 Items (digital image)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection materials include biographical information on Dr. Charles and Jennie Spivak, a family tree chart, a Yiddish dictionary written by Dr. C. D. Spivak and Soloman Bloomgarden (Yehoash), correspondence and articles written by Charles Spivak. The collection also includes memorials to Charles Spivak, including the special memorial issue of the JCRS publication, "The Sanatorium." The collection also contains art by H. David Spivak, son of Charles and Jennie Spivak, including an oil painting, "The Ten Commandments" and note cards drawn by Daniel Spivak.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 6542 x 10005 pixels RGB color


Image of original donated by Charlesa Wolfe Feinstein, the granddaughter of the Spivaks.

Related Materials

A halftone reproduction published in OCLC 308158920: Abrams, J., Dr. Charles David Spivak, p. 50.

Inscription and Marks

On the bottom of original photograph: ''Lovejoy L 500 S. Second St. Philadelphia.'' Above the printed material are single Russian names under Charles Spivak and Jennie Charsky.


Title supplied by archivist. SAR Complete reformatted digital


Repository Details

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