Ettenson Family Clothing and Hats
The Ettenson family lived in Denver, Colorado, and the collection consists of various clothing items and hats that the family wore. There are eight women's hats, three dresses, a silk embroidered bed jacket, a man's smoking jacket, and a child's dress dating from the early 1900s to the 1960s.
- Ettenson family (Family)
Language of Materials
The materials have labels in English.
Biographical / Historical
The Ettenson family were Jewish and lived in Denver, Colorado, in the 1890s to the 1980s. Sara Isaacson was born in Mercy Hospital in Denver in 1893 and died in Denver in 1984. Her mother was Minna Isaacson. Sara married Isadore Ettenson and their daughter was Minna Mae. The eight women's hats in the collection were worn by Sara Ettenson and were primarily purchased from Denver department stores. She also owned the lace dress, the velveteen dress and the silk embroidered bed jacket. Her mother Minna Isaacson wore the black lace dress, Isadore Ettenson wore the satin smoking jacket, and their daughter Minna Mae Ettenson Jacobson wore the silk child's dress. The collection shows some fashions of a Jewish family in Denver from the early 1900s to the 1960s.
12.0 Linear Feet (6 containers) : (2 record boxes and 4 textile boxes)
Scope and Contents
The collection contains clothing and hats worn by members of a Denver, Colorado, Jewish family and shows some styles worn for a number of decades.
The collection is arranged in two series:; 1. Clothing, circa 1910 to circa 1934.; 2. Hats, circa 1945 to circa 1963.;
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Minna Mae Ettenson Jacobson, March 27, 1985.
No further accruals are expected.
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