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Shul Baer Milstein Sits with a Long Pipe, circa 1895

Identifier: B063.08.0039.00001


Shul Baer Milstein, wearing a yarmulke and smoking a long pipe, sits at a table with an open Talmud in front of him. A tapestry hangs on the wall behind his chair. Milstein, who immigrated from Russia, was an early leader in Denver's west side Orthodox Jewish community and in Congregation Zera Abraham. He was also a patriarch of the Cotopaxi Colony, an agricultural community located in Cotopaxi, Colorado that failed in 1884. He was a peddler and later opened his own kosher butcher shop.


  • circa 1895

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Shul Baer Milstein Sits with a Long Pipe

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1 Photographic Prints (1 photograph in good condition) : black and white; the photograph is faded and there is discoloration of the cardboard due to water damage. (TKW, 2009-08-03) ; 4 x 6 inches cardboard 5 x 8 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.


Donated by Freda Toltz

Related Materials

OCLC# 47055333


Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, on page 65.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back of photograph: ''Shul Baer Milstein, 1880s.''

Repository Details

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