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Clara Goldsmith, circa 1880

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0039.00004

Overview

Clara Goldsmith Weil stands behind a fence prop for a formal portrait. Clara, born in 1860, was the first female Jewish baby born in Denver. Clara's parents, Clara and Henry Goldsmith, had migrated by covered wagon from Leavenworth, Kansas. The elder Clara died in childbirth and her daughter was named after her mother. Clara Goldsmith Weil was raised by her aunt and uncle Rosa and Abraham Goldsmith. The elder Clara Goldsmith's death was the impetus behind the organization of Denver's first Jewish burial society.

Dates

  • circa 1880

Digital Repository

Clara Goldsmith

Rights and Usage Statement

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Extent

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 7 x 5 inches black and white

Provenance

Donated by Dorothy Shipman.

General

Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 15.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on envelope: ''Goldsmith, Clara (Weil) (sic), born Denver 1860.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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