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Interior View of the Star Bakery, circa 1920

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00010

Overview

Members of the Boscowitz and Rubin families stand in the Star Bakery store surrounded by loaves of bread. Pictured from left to right are Rudy Boscowitz (Boscoe), Elya (Eli) Rubin, Eva Boscowitz Rubin and Sam Boscowitz (Boscoe). Located at 2744 West Colfax in Denver, Colorado, the Star Bread Company (operating as Star Bakery) was founded by East European immigrants Eva and Jacob Boscowitz in 1907. After her husband's death in 1909, Eva Boscowitz continued to operate the store, later marrying another baker, Elya (Eli) Rubin. The boys changed their names to Rudy Boscoe and Sam Boscoe, eventually taking over and operating the business until the 1970s.

Dates

  • circa 1920

Digital Repository

Interior View of the Star Bakery

Rights and Usage Statement

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

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 9 x 6 inches black and white

Provenance

Copy donated by Jay Boscoe for ''A Colorado Jewish Family Album.''

Related Materials

Halftone reproduction published in: A Colorado Jewish Family Album. 1992, p. 41. Caption: Star Bakery, 2744 W. Colfax in Denver was founded by Eva and Jacob Boscowitz in 1907. Pictured left to right Rudy Boscowitz (Boscoe), Elya Rubin, Eva Boscowitz Rubin, Sam Boscowitz (Boscoe).

General

reformatted digital
Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 40.

Inscription and Marks

Printed on the page below the photograph: "Star Bakery, 2744 W. Colfax in Denver, was founded by Eva and Jacob Boscowitz in 1907., Pictured left to right: Rudy Boscowitz (Boscoe), Elya Rubin, Eva Boscowitz Rubin, Sam Boscowitz (Boscoe), Courtesy: Jay Boscoe, Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Jay Boscoe, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Boscoe."

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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