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Sophie Peterman Wedding Dress

 Collection
Identifier: B249

Sophie Miller Peterman was born in 1900 in Denver, Colorado. She was the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants Anna and Robert Lazar Miller, who were pioneers of Denver's Jewish community. In about 1920, Sophie Miller married Joseph (Joe) Peterman, and they had a daughter named Norma. Sophie Peterman died in Denver in 1986. The collection consists of one ivory satin wedding gown worn by Sophie Peterman on her wedding day.

Dates

  • 1915-1920

Creator

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one ivory satin wedding gown worn by Sophie Peterman on her wedding day. The gown has a waist drape, capped chiffon sleeves, and a cotton petersham waistband.

Biographical / Historical

Sophie Miller Peterman was born in 1900 in Denver, Colorado. She was the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants Anna and Robert Lazar Miller, who were pioneers of Denver's Jewish community. Sophie married Joseph (Joe) Peterman, who founded, owned, and operated Pencol Drug Store with Azriel Stein (the husband of Sophie's older sister Irene). Sophie and Joe had one child, daughter Norma, who was born in 1922 and died of a staph infection in 1941. Sophie Peterman died in Denver in 1986.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series:; 1. Wedding Dress, 1915-1920.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irene Miller Stein, November 1990.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Related collections include the Norma Peterman Material Culture and Papers (B211), Pencol Drug Store Objects and Papers (B217), and Irene Stein Family Objects, Artwork, and Papers (B173). ||Related materials are in the Beck Archives Photograph Collection, B063, and the RMJHS Oral Histories, B098, general series, tape no. 34.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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