Founders of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children, circa 1907
Promotional note card from National Jewish Medical and Research Center showing the founders of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children. From left to right are Jennie Kantrowitz, Mollie Lifshutz, Bessie Willens, Mary Augenblich, Fannie Lorber and Sadie Francis. The Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children was founded in 1907 to care for children whose parents were victims of tuberculosis. It later evolved into the National Home for Asthmatic Children and eventually merged with National Jewish Hospital. Spearheaded by Fannie Lorber and Bessie Willens and other immigrant East European Jewish women, the home provided a traditional Jewish environment for the children who passed through its doors, as well as a strong secular education.
- circa 1907
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1 items (notecard)
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 5 x 7 inches sepia
Created by National Jewish Hospital as part of their Centennial Celebration.
Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 87.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on envelope: ''#1134 Founders of Denver Sheltering Home c 1907 (Fannie Lorber, Bessie Willen, etc.)''. The women are identified on the back of a National Jewish Medical and Research Center note card as, from left to right, Jennie Kantrowitz, Mollie Lifshutz, Bessie Willens, Mary Augenblich, Fannie Lorber, and Mrs. S. Disraelly. [The last woman is misidentified as S. Disraelly and should be Sadie Francis.]
- Augenblich, Mary, 1878-1914
- Colfax Avenue (Colo.)
- Denver (Colo.)
- Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children
- Francis, Sadie, 1873-1946
- Group homes for children
- Jewish children
- Kantrowitz, Jennie, 1886-1967
- Lifshutz, Mollie, 1872-1967
- Lorber, Fannie E. (Fannie Eller), 1881-1958
- Medical centers
- Social work with children
- Willens, Bessie, 1870-1951
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives (Beck Archives) (Organization)