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Lipa Feingold Sheet Music and Patents

 Collection
Identifier: B196

Overview

Lipa Feingold moved to Denver in 1908 with his family and they resided in the city's west Colfax East European Jewish community. Feingold worked as a jeweler, but he composed musical compositions and lyrics in English and Yiddish in his spare time. In 1925 he left Denver for New York City to pursue his musical career in Tin Pan Alley. The collection consists of a number of Feingold's sheet music, bulletins and jewelry patents.

Dates

  • 1909 - 1942

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Born in Russia in 1878, Lipa Feingold was a jeweler by profession, but his avocation was music. In 1903 Feingold married Bessis Braude in Russia and they both immgrated to the United States in about 1905. In 1907, while living in New York City, Bessie was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and her physician recommended the family move to Denver to seek a cure. The family arrived in Denver in 1907 and built a small house at Colfax Avenue and Chase Street, located in the city's west side East European Jewish community. Feingold worked as a jeweler in Denver and in his spare time composed muscial compositions and lyrics in both Yiddish and English. Feingold's Yiddish music urged Jews to maintain their Jewish values and culture. His "American" music called for American Jewish immigrants to be totally loyal and appreciative of their adopted homeland. In 1925, Feingold left Denver to pursue his musical ambitions in New York City on Tin Pan Alley, the center of the American popular music scene. Feingold achieved modest success in the music field and he retained a loyal following among American Jewish immigrants. Feingold contracted tuberculosis soon after leaving Denver and was a patient at the Motefiore Sanatorium in New York City for a time. He died on October 7, 1945 in New York City.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 half legal document box)