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Rabbi Weil Tintype, circa 1885

Identifier: B383.01.0001.00001


  • circa 1885

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Weil served as the rabbi of Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado, in 1876-1877. He was only appointed under a 1 year contract and was granted a 6 month extension in March 1877. However, he was relieved of his duties due to "inadequacies" and remarks he made on June 1st which the board did not "countenance." The Weil family left Denver in December of 1877 after it was learned that the Rabbi had written to a Reverend in the Presbyterian Church proclaiming his belief in Jesus Christ and desire to convert to Christianity. Marjorie Hornbein, Temple Emanuel of Denver: A Centennial History (Denver: Congregation Emanuel, 1974).


1 Items ; diameter 5 7/8 inches; depth 5/8 inches

Scope and Contents

Round tintype of man (Samuel Weil) with white beard and dark hair and mustasche. He is wearing a light colored shirt and and dark suit jacket. The portrait includes his head and shoulders; he is looking off to his right.

Materials Specific Details

photographic emulsion on tin


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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