Document type: DU Image
Collection: Beck Archives Photograph Collection  
Title Adolph Kiesler at Cornerstone Ceremony for Beth Israel Home
Collection Title Beck Archives Photograph Collection, Health Care and Philanthropy
Date Created 1940
Description Adolph Kiesler attends a cornerstone ceremony for Beth Israel Home for the Aged at West 16th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard, Denver, Colorado. He stands in a suit and holds his hat in his left arm while shaking hands with a man in a suit and overcoat. Two men in suits, hats and overcoats stand behind Adolph Kiesler. Two men in work clothes stand behind the cornerstone that is attached to a pulley. "Home for the Aged 1940 Erected 5700" is chiseled on the stone. A boy stands, and two boys (one wears a jacket, the others are in shirtsleeves) sit on a brick wall. Adolph Kiesler was born in Romania on October 18, 1880 and died in Denver, Colorado on December 19, 1967. He started the Peerless Alloy Company in Denver, Colorado in 1908. A philanthropist, he was a founder and president of Beth Israel Hospital and Geriatric Center, formerly Beth Israel Home for the Aged and Beth Israel Hospital, and was active in the Allied Jewish Federation.
Subject - Topic Jewish old age homes
Jewish men
Subject - Personal Name Kiesler, Adolph,--1880-1967
Subject - Corporate Name Beth Israel Home for the Aged (Denver, Colo.)
Subject - Genre Action shots
Event photographs
Subject - Geographic Colorado
Denver (Colo.)
Physical Note Handwritten on back of photograph: "laying the cornerstone of Beth Israel Hospital, Adolph Kiesler, 1940."
Current ID B063.03.0033.0013.00001
Legacy ID ph0747
Publisher University of Denver
Place of publication Denver, Colorado
Type of Resource still image
Form Photographic prints
Extent 1 item, (photograph), 11 x 14 inches, black and white
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