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Exterior of Downing's Hardware Store, between 1950-1955

Identifier: B409.02.00004


Exterior view of Downing's Hardware store on Downing street with two people staning in front of the store and one person sitting in a car. There are several signs, including "Your Credit is Good," "Hardware" on the side of the building, and "Poultry and Rabbit Feed." Interior of the Downing's Hardware store on Downing street. Standing in the store are left to right, Ida Bloom, Pizer Bloom, unidentified employee, Sam Bloom, and Fern Bloom. Pictured are paints and Celsior paint samples on shelves at the right of the image, a ladder, roll of packaging paper, different sizes of wire, scale with a scoop, watering can, and shelves filled with unkown same size materials. Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer was born in Poland in 1885 and Ida was born in New York City in 1894. The couple began Downing Coal and Feed store in Denver, Colorado which became Downing's Hardware Store.


  • between 1950-1955


2 Megabytes

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection contains a memoir by Barbara A. Bloom and five digitized photographs of the Bloom family and Downing's stores. The memoir contains transcipts of oral history interviews.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428