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Formal Portrait of Max Ginsberg, between 1920-1929

Identifier: B063.08.0033.0003.00001


Formal portrait of Max Ginsberg in a hat and suit. He was born in Russia as Israel Mordecai Bialagorski but changed his name when he came to the United States circa 1896. He had a leather belt factory in New York City but sold it when he moved to Denver, Colorado circa 1910. In Denver he worked for his son-in-law's business, the Auto Wrecking Co. The family lived in Denver at 2911 W. Colfax Avenue in a combined home and shop for his wife Dora Ginsberg to make Sheitels (wigs). Max Ginsberg died in Denver in November 1934.


  • between 1920-1929

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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 11 x 8 inches black and white


Donated by Peryle H. Beck, the granddaughter of Max Ginsberg.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on the back of the photograph: ''Max (Bialagorski) Ginsberg, d. May 1937, Father of Anne F. Hayutin, Grandfather of Peryle H. Beck, Irving and Arthur Hayutin; #468.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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