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Cook's Baths Baseball Team, 1912

Identifier: B063.02.0002.00001


Russian Jewish immigrants Harry and Ida Cook journeyed to the American West in the early 1890s. They later opened Cook's Russian Baths in Denver. It served both as a mikvah (ritual bath) operated at night for women by Ida and during the day as a popular stean open to the public, complete with catered Kosher meals. Members of the 1912 Cook's Baths Baseball Team line up in front of a brick building. Left to right: Al Fishman, Dave Cook, Harry Gibbons, Max Sedalnick (Shep), [unidentified team member], Sam Kay [Sam Kantowitz, coach], Judi Goldberg, Sam Waitz, Louie Spector, Max Gelfond, Abe Pringle, and Louis Cook. Team members are wearing uniforms that display the word "Cooks" on their shirts.


  • 1912

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Cook's Baths Baseball Team

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2 Photographic Prints (2 photographs in good condition) : black and white ; 8 x 10 inches

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.


Copies donated by Louis Cook and by Charlene Cook Sachter, who retained an original photograph.


Title handwritten on back of photograph. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 49.

Inscription and Marks

On envelope: ''#55 Cook's Baths Baseball Team, c 1912'' Handwritten on the front of the photograph: ''1912 Cook's Bath House Baseball Team, Sam Kantowitz [sic] coach.'' Handwritten on the back of the photograph: ''Cook's Baths Baseball Team, c.1912. Coach Sam Kantowitz [sic], Donated by Charlene Sachter, Mr. Louis Cook.'' Handwritten on the back of another copy of the photograph: ''#55, Cook's Baths' Baseball team, donor Louis Cook; 1. Al Fishman; 2. Dave Cook; 3. Harry Gibbons; 4. Max Sedalnick (Shep); 5. [unidentified team member]; 6. Sam Kay; 7. Judi Goldberg; 8. Sam Waitz; 9. Louie Spector; 10. Max Gelfond; 11. Abe Pringle; 12. Louis Cook.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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