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Portrait of Philip Hornbein Reading, 1938

Identifier: B063.08.0008.00004


Philip Hornbein is reading in a chair with a cigarette in his hand. Hornbein was one of Colorado's top trial lawyers, a leader in the fight against the Ku Klux Klan, and chairman of Colorado's Democratic Party during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He graduated from the University of Denver School of Law, practiced in Cripple Creek, then Denver, Colorado.


  • 1938

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Portrait of Philip Hornbein Reading

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1 Photographic Prints (1 photograph in good condition) : black and white ; 8 x 10 inches

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.


Donated by Miss. Marjorie Hornbein.


Title supplied by archivist. ||Framed copy of this photograph in collection B167. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, on page 22.

Inscription and Marks

On back of photograph: ''Philip Hornbein, prominent Denver attorney, led the fight against the powerful Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. photograph taken 1938.'' On envelope: ''#135 Phillip Hornbein, 1938.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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