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Philanthropists

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Adolph Kiesler Seated at his Desk, 1952 December 23

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0008.00043
Overview Adolph Kiesler wearing a suit coat and bow tie sits at a desk with pen in hand. Handwritten note across the front of the photo reads, ''From father and grandfather Adolph Kiesler Eternal love.'' Kiesler was one of Colorado's philanthropists, especially within the Jewish community.
Dates: 1952 December 23

Kiesler and Rifkin Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B190
Overview East European Jewish immigrant, Adolph Kiesler, became a noted Colorado philanthropist. Born in Rumania in 1880, Kiesler settled in Denver's West Colfax Jewish neighborhood at the turn of the century, when he began as a peddler. He later recalled "I worked for fifteen cents a day at odd jobs, and then I got a job carring eoal for seventy-five cents a ton." Like so many immigrants, he scrimped and saved and after fifteen years and a variety of jobs, he had saved enough money to launch the...
Dates: 1930-1990