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Rabbi Weil Drawing, circa 1885

 Item
Identifier: B383.01.0001.00002

Dates

  • 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).

Extent

1 items ; Frame is 20.75 x 17.5 x 1 inches

Scope and Contents

Rectangular framed drawing of man (Samuel Weil) with white beard and darker grey hair and grey 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

Portrait looks to be a drawing but it is difficult to tell with the old glass in the frame; possibly a watercolor. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to remove glass so decision was made to leave as is.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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