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National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section, Kosher Picnic at Leadville, Colorado, 1895 July 28

 Item
Identifier: B063.04.0012.00002

Overview

A group of men and women in and in front of a horse drawn wagon. Standing in front of the wagon left to right: Mrs. Saidi Lands, Dr. Sol G. Kahn, Sol Garrett, Martha Kafiski, Mrs. Adolph Bair, Miss Sadie American, Mrs. Carrie Mayer, Alfred A. Freedham, and Grace Diamond. On the wagon: unidentified man, Ben Brown (driver), Amelia Friedlander (holding sign), Alfred Huffman, Tillie Kahn, the Mother of Sadie American, the Son of Mrs. Adolph Bair, and Mr. Rosenbush. The group participates in a Jewish picnic at Twin Lakes in Leadville, Colorado. Amelia Freedlander holds a sign that reads, ''This Way Kosher Picnic.'' The word ''Kosher'' is in Hebrew. The Denver Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) hosted the picnic to honor Sadie American who was touring the country to help form new sections of NCJW. The Denver Section was founded in 1893, the same year the national organization was established to promote Jewish education, philanthropy, and social reform. The early group of women worked to offer aid and to Americanize East European immigrants at the turn of the 20th Century.

Dates

  • 1895 July 28

Digital Repository

National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section, Kosher Picnic at Leadville, Colorado

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back of photograph: ''#58, National Council of Jewish Women, Kosher picnic c. 1893. Courtesy: Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mtn. Jewish Hist., University of Denver.''

Physical Description

Photograph in good condition.

Rights and Usage Statement

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Extent

1 Photographic Prints : black and white ; 5 x 7 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.

Provenance

Given to the National Council of Jewish Women by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Friedheim. Arthur A. Friedheim is one of the people in the photograph. National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section donated it to Beck Archives in December 1976.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back of photograph: ''#58, National Council of Jewish Women, Kosher picnic c. 1893. Courtesy: Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mtn. Jewish Hist., University of Denver.''

Physical Description

Photograph in good condition.

General

Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 74.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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