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Photographs of Sigman and Related Families

Identifier: B441


Louis K. Sigman, the owner of K&G packing, the largest independent meat packing plant in Colorado, was the son of East European immigrants. Born in 1881 in New York, he moved to Denver as a young boy. Louis began his meat business with just one calf and went on to become a well-known philanthropist active in the founding of Rose Hospital and treasurer of the National Home for Jewish Children. Sigman made headlines when he gave away thousands of pounds of meat to indigent Denver residents as well as kosher meat cuts to his co-religionists during the height of the Great Depression. Contains photographs of the Sigman, Cohen, Pells, Orlinsky, and related families. Also, contains a "D" book, a scrapbook, and a letter of condolence.


  • 1890-1990



2.75 Linear Feet (1 record box and print box, 24 x 20 x 3 inches)

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Denver CO 80208
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