Skip to main content

Interior View of the Star Bakery, circa 1920

Identifier: B063.01.0001.00010


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.


  • circa 1920

Digital Repository

Interior View of the Star Bakery

Rights and Usage Statement

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).


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 9 x 6 inches black and white


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).


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

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428