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Leopold H. Guldman Formal Portrait, between 1925-1935

Identifier: B063.08.0031.0006.00001


Formal portrait of Leopold H. Goldman. He was one of Colorado's pioneer philanthropists. Born in Bavaria, he came to Colorado in 1870 in search of silver but found it more profitable to open the Golden Eagle clothing stores in Leadville and Cripple Creek. In 1879, Guldman moved to Denver the third and most successful Golden Eagle enterprise. For many years, it was Denver's leasing popular-price department store. Guldman's philanthropy contributed to the growth of National Jewish Hospital, the JCRS, Beth Israel Hospital, and the Guldman Community Center, which later evolved into Denver's Jewish Community Center.


  • between 1925-1935

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

Fair 13 x 10 inches black and white

Condition Report

The right bottom corner is missing and there is a tear in the left upper corner. There are other small tears and areas of loss around the edges. (TKW, 2009-06-01)


Donated by Mrs. Lester Friedman, née Guldman.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on the back of the photograph: ''Leopold Guldman, Donor Mrs. Lester Friedman.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Denver CO 80208
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