Eva Esfeld Deutsch photograph collection, circa 1905-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Deutsch, Eva Esfeld
Eva Esfeld Deutsch photograph collection
circa 1905-1941 (inclusive)
.06 cubic feet (2 folders)
25 photographic prints ; various sizes
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Photographs of the early life of Eva Esfeld Deutsch, whose father immigrated from Poland to the United States in 1903
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Born in approximately 1896, Eva Esfeld was one of three daughters to parents Max and Jenny Esfeld. Her father immigrated from Poland to the United States in approximately 1903 and the family joined him in 1907. In 1909, they traveled to Seattle to take part in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and took up residence in the Settlement House. The Esfelds were part of the Herzl Congregation. In 1916, Eva married Julius Deutsch and later gave birth to daughters Dorothea Deutsch Gordon, Helen Deutsch Lott and Elsie Deutsch Weiner, and son Allen. During the 1920s, Eva taught English at the Settlement house and during World War II she managed Western Leather Works. Eva Esfeld Deutsch died in January 1991 and was buried in the Herzl Cemetery.

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Photographs of the early life of Eva Esfeld Deutsch and life in the Seattle Jewish community.

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Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 Document with Hebrew text and photographs of Julius Deutsch's grandparents
From accompanying information: "Testimonial of Julius Deutsch's grandfather and grandmother for teaching free of charge."
1 2 Max Esfeld's wife and children in Poland
Jenny Wood Esfeld with her children Mollie, Helene, Eva and Sol. Max Esfeld was already in America at this time.
circa 1905
1 3 Esfeld family posing in prop automobile in photographer's studio, Seattle
From accompanying information, left to right: Max Esfeld, Sol Esfeld, Mollie Esfeld, Jennie Wood Esfeld, Helene Esfeld Grossman, Eva Esfeld DeutschThis photographer's studio was part of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Photographers had studios inside the Exposition where fairgoers could have their picture taken with a variety of props. The automobile was a novelty at this time.
1 4  Max Esfeld outside his tailor shop on Main Street, Seattle 1909
1 5 Esfeld family members in Poland circa 1910
1 6  Franklin High School Freshman class, Seattle
Donaldson Photo-Art Co, Seattle (photographer)
Eva is third from right, front row. Original photo in Elsie Deutsch Weiner Photograph Collection PHColl 741.26
1 7  Esther Klein, Eva Esfeld, and several other girls in swimming dresses wading at Luna Park beach, Seattle June 1912
1 8 Sol Esfeld and his mother, Jenny Esfeld, in swimming outfits at Luna Park, Seattle
From accompanying information: Sol was about 12 selling papers in Seattle streets.
circa 1912
1 9  Sol Esfeld on sidewalk selling newspapers, Seattle
Printed backwards
circa 1912
1 10 Studio portrait of Esfeld Family
From Left to Right: Mollie Esfeld, Eva Esfeld (Deutsch), Max Esfeld, Sol Esfeld, Jenny Esfeld, Helene Esfeld (Grossman)
1912 or 1913
1 11  Six young women posing at Fortuna Park, Seattle
Celia Kaplan (Brener) stands at the back left, and Eva Esfeld (Deutsch) stands at the back, right.
July 25, 1915
1 12  Esfeld family in Seattle. circa 1920
1 13 Helene Esfeld (Grossman) pulling group of young women including Eva Esfeld (Deutsch) and Helen Gutmacher on wagon at Home Colony on Joe's Bay, Washington 1923
1 14  Three actors at performing scene from "Madame Butterfly" at Settlement House, Seattle circa 1924
1 15  Group of women, mostly members of Herzl Congregation, helping to prepare or serve food at Hillel; the group is standing around a table covered with plates of chicken.
From accompanying information: left to right: Frances Anton, Helene Grossman, Mrs. Frumkin, Eva Deutsch, Ann Tobia, Molly Leopold, Rose Shain Elkan.
circa 1932
1 16  Sunday school class on steps of Herzl Synagogue
Walters Studio, Seattle (Photographer)
Original in Elsie Deutsch Weiner Photograph Collection PHColl 741.37
June 1934
1 17  Elsie's confirmation class at Herzl Synagogue
Walters Studio, Seattle (Photographer)
Written on verso: L to R Dorothy Cohn, Helen Kay, Edith Wiviott Lazoff, Rabbi Phillip Langh, Gladys Caplan, Margaret Sterling, Shirley Rickles Kleinman, Elsie Deutsch (Weiner).
June 1935
1 18  Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority group at banquet
Allan M. Deutsch Photography, Seattle (Photographer)
circa 1937
1 19  Sol Esfeld, Eva (Esfeld) Deutsch, and Julius Deutsch behind a table at the 25th wedding anniversary of Julius and Eva (Esfeld) Deutsch at Herzl Synagogue, Seattle 1941
1 20 Rabbi Cas, Eva (Esfeld) Deutsch, Julius Deutsch and Max Esfeld behind a cake at the 25th wedding anniversary of Julius and Eva (Esfeld) Deutsch at Herzl Synagogue, Seattle 1941
1 21  Herzl Confirmation Class
From accompanying information: back row, left to right: Betty Kay Kaminoff, Nathan Krems, Sig Lieberman; front row, left to right: Chickie Kane, Belle Schain, Milt Lewis, Helen Deutsch Lott; Sitting: Rabbi Phillip Langh, Annabelle Becker Benzarra.
1 22  Portraits of board members of Herzl Conservative Congregation including Max and Sol Esfeld
Written on photograph: [Fifth (top) row, left to right] Henry Silver, Max Jacobs, H. Klazker, Harry Cohen, Abe Freeman, Joseph Porad; [fourth row, left to right] Sol Esfeld, Jack Schwartz, P. Allen Rickles, Carl Rubenstein, Leo Meltzer; [third row, left to right] Sam Walters, Judge J. Kalina, Rabbi Philip A. Langh, Judge Samuel R. Stern, Herman A. Horowitz; [second row, left to right] Philip Tworoger, Michel I. Savelson, Issie Shafer, Harry J. Cohn; [first row, left to right] Peter Thomas, Joe Cohn, Max Tobias, Max Esfeld.
1 23  Settlement House sewing club outdoors
See also PH Coll 650 Gold, Rita.4
1 24 Wedding ceremony of Dorothea Deutsch and Charles Gordon in main sanctuary of Herzl synagogue, Seattle circa 1945
1 25 Charles and Dorothea (Deutsch) Gordon on steps of Herzl synagogue after wedding ceremony circa 1945

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Amusement parks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Confirmation (Jewish rite)
  • Jewish families--United States--Photographs
  • Jewish families--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Jewish girls|xRecreation--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Judaism--Customs and practices--Photographs
  • Synagogues--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Weddings--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Deutsch, Eva Esfeld--Photographs
  • Esfeld, Max--Photographs
  • Esfield, Sol--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Herzl Conservative Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Luna Park (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Settlement House (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Social life and customs--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Group portraits
  • Photographs
  • Portrait photographs

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)