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Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and Grandchildren, circa 1905

Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00002


Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and her grandchildren (from left to right, Rebecca, Miriam holding Silas, Philip, and Leon) pose in front of an ivy-covered trellis in Aspen, Colorado. Immigrants Abraham and Miriam (Mary) Kobey began their life in Colorado in Central City. The devout couple became vegetarians for a time while living there because kosher meat transported from Denver often arrived spoiled. After they moved to Denver, Abraham worked as a rabbi and sofer, or scribe, and Miriam became a highly respected midwife, often performing her services free for poor women. The parents of the children are Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey.


  • circa 1905


Digital Repository

Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and Grandchildren

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Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series contains digitized photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, family tree charts, census records, and brief family histories of the Kobey and related families.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 3000 x 4200 pixels color


Scanned by Ted Harsham from original photograph belonging to Dorothy ''Dokes'' Kobey Berry.


reformatted digital

Title supplied by creator.

Inscription and Marks

''Grandma Kobey, Becky - Phil - Lee + Si in Aspen'' handwritten on photograph by Dorothy ''Dokes'' Kobey Berry. On the matting below photograph: ''Mrs. B. B. Chase, 910 - 16th St., Denver, Colo.'' Typed caption by Ted Harsham with identifying information provided by Dorothy ''Dokes'' Kobey Berry: ''Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and grandchildren Aspen, Colorado - about 1905. Miriam holding Silas, Rebecca, Philip, and Leon, children of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey. Albumen print, mounted on paper, photographer unknown. In the collection of Dorothy ''Dokes'' Kobey Berry, Denver, Colorado from the papers of her father, Harris Kobey. Handwriting on the photo in the hand of Dokes Berry.''

Repository Details

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