Adolph Kiesler at Cornerstone Ceremony for Beth Israel Home, 1940
Adolph Kiesler attends a cornerstone ceremony for Beth Israel Home for the Aged at West 16th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard, Denver, Colorado. He stands in a suit and holds his hat in his left arm while shaking hands with a man in a suit and overcoat. Two men in suits, hats and overcoats stand behind Adolph Kiesler. Two men in work clothes stand behind the cornerstone that is attached to a pulley. ''Home for the Aged 1940 Erected 5700'' is chiseled on the stone. A boy stands, and two boys (one wears a jacket, the others are in shirtsleeves) sit on a brick wall.
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Scope and Contents
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 14 inches black and white
The photograph is soiled. (TKW, 2009-07-13)
Donated by Peggy Lehmann, granddaughter of Adolph Kiesler.
Title supplied by archivist.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on back of photograph: ''laying the cornerstone of Beth Israel Hospital, Adolph Kiesler, 1940.''
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Collection of Rocky Mountain Jewish History (Organization)
- From the Collection: Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (Organization)