Date: 1870-1900 Curated: 2015

Leo Goldschmidt (1852 – 1944) was born in Hamburg, Germany and arrived to Tucson in 1878, where he was hired by his friend Albert Steinfeld to work in a local branch of Zeckendorf Brothers Co. of Santa Fe. He later went on to found a Tucson gentlemen’s club (the “Owl’s Nest”) and opened the Goldschmidt Furniture Store. In 1888 he sold his furniture business to operate the Eagle Milling Company, and later served as the director of the Consolidated National Bank. A noted patron for the arts and an amateur photographer, Goldschmidt’s photographs of early Tucson life remain some of the lasting first impressions of the people and places within the Arizona Territory.

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