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Leopold and Barbara Mayer and Son, 1884

Identifier: B063.05.0038.00064


Leopold Mayer, first wife Barbara, and son pose with two unidentified women on the porch of the Mayer home at 18th and Ogden in Denver, Colorado.


  • 1884

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Biographical / Historical

Leopold Mayer was born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1838 and immigrated to New York when he was 11 years old. In 1859, at the beginning of the Colorado gold rush, he began a 70-day walk to Auraria (Denver), Colorado from Levinworth, Kansas. He went into the general merchandise business and served on the second Denver City Council. In 1880, the Leopold and Barbara Mayer and their sons went to Saguache, Colorado, where Leopold Mayer became a rancher and later founded a bank and dry goods store. He served as a state representative while in Saguache. Leopold and his family moved back to Denver in 1893 and he died in Denver in 1926. Leopold Mayer married his second wife Pauline Schlossmann May 1887 in Chicago.


1 items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Jews in the Rocky Mountain region. The bulk of the photographs are from or related to various towns in Colorado, but the collection also contains photographs from other states in the western United States and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 5 x 7 inches black and white


Donated by Ruth Stewart.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back of photograph: ''#1027; Leopold and Barbara Mayer 1884 in front of home; home at 18th and Ogden, Denver; Leopold Mayer, wife and son.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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