Skip to main content

Wacknov Family Papers and Art

Identifier: B449


This collection contains one (1) enlarged, framed painted photograph of the Wacknov family in 1912 (enlarged and painted in 1920), an information sheet about the photograph, and a genealogical history of the Wacknov family.


  • Modified: 1920
  • 1996
  • c. 1912

Conditions Governing Use

Use Note: 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).

Biographical / Historical

As described by the photograph information sheet (additions and corrections placed in brackets) []:

This enlarged painted photograph was a wedding gift inheritance of Ann Wacknow Freeman (first row center). She gave it to her niece, Betty Wacknov Price in 1987, to be handed down to future generations.

The picture was taken [c. 1912] by a photographer-Hebrew teacher, Jacob N. White, of the David and Bertha Wacknov Family of Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1920, he was asked to enlarge and paint the photograph and this is it in its' original frame. A duplicate copy [hand written].

David had emigrated in 1907 from Russia to America where he was sent by the Societies of that day to settle in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A few years later, his wife, Bertha and children left Russia and arrived at the port of Galveston, Texas where they were reunited with him in Colorado Springs.

The family [photograph] includes, Row 1, left to right, Rebecca (Rivka) later known as Reva, approx. age 7, Anna (Chanah) age 4, Berniece (Bryna) age 5; Second Row: Sarah, age 17, Bertha (Brochah), approx. age 34, Alex (Aliohu) age 12(a[illegible] approx. 12-13). Esther approx. age 11, David, approx. age, late 30's.

Originally Berniece was holding a doll but for some reason unknown to Aunt Ann this was erased and was replaced with a bouquet of flowers. At the present time all members of the family are deceased with the exception of Ann Freeman, age [80 or 90] young in February 1987.


2 Linear Feet

2.75 Linear Feet (2 containers)

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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