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Frances Wisebart Jacobs, between 1880-1890

Identifier: B148.03.0006.00001


Frances Wisebart Jacobs in an oval portrait of her head and shoulders. Frances Wisebart Jacobs came to Colorado as a young bride in 1863, and she and her husband, Abraham Jacobs, made their first home in Central City, Colorado. After the family relocated to Denver, Colorado, she became known in the local Jewish and general community and nationally as Denver's ''Mother of Charities'' for her central role in philanthropy. She was an officer in several charitable organizations and helped to found both the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives and the Denver Charity Organization Society, the forerunner of what became the National United Way. The item is a copy photograph.


  • between 1880-1890

Rights and Usage Statement

Copyright restrictions may apply.


1 Items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection consists of clothing that belonged to Frances Wisebart Jacobs and to a relative and contemporary of hers. Also included in the collection are articles and papers about Abraham and Frances Wisebart Jacobs as well as two framed photographs (1887) of Frances Jacobs. The clothing comprises a two-piece satin and lace dress (ca. 1885), a silk underlay (ca. 1890), an ivory and black cotton overlay (ca. 1909-1913), and a velvet jacket (ca. 1924).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good Black and white copy photograph. Oval photographic image surrounded by a rectangular white border and is in gold colored frame. 10 x 8 inches. Frame is 12 x 10 inches.


Copy came from the Estate of Milton Morris, who was the husband of Jean Morris, the great-niece of Frances Wisebart Jacobs.


Title supplied by archivist.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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