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Portrait of Charles M. Schayer, between 1880-1890

Identifier: B063.08.0016.00024


Charles Schayer seated for a head and shoulders portrait. Schayer arrived in Denver in 1865 by covered wagon. Schayer operated a wholesale cigar and liquor business and acted as lay rabbi until an ordained rabbi arrived in Denver.


  • between 1880-1890

Rights and Usage Statement

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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 7 x 5 inches black and white


Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schayer.


Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, on page 18.

Inscription and Marks

On back of photograph: ''Charles M. Shayer; Born 1837 Kempen, Prussia; Died 1907 Galveston, Texas; Came to N.Y. 1861 to Denver 1865 in a covered wagon operated a wholesale cigar and liquor business. Also acted as a lay rabbi until an ordained rabbi arrived in Denver.'' On envelope: ''#125 Charles Schayer, c. 1880''.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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