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1Title:  Jacob Mintz Family Photographs     
 Creator:  Mintz, Jacob Family 
 Dates:  1870-1940 
 Abstract:  Jacob Mintz (1867-1947) was a prominent private detective in Cleveland, Ohio, for over fifty years. Native to Cleveland, Mintz was descended on his father's side from Polish Jewish immigrants of the 1850s and Prussian Jewish immigrants of the 1860s on his mother's side. Mintz was a picturesque, high-profile professional during his successful career. A number of his jobs involved major events of the era. He served as bodyguard to Carrie Nation, the anti-drinking crusader, when she spoke in Cleveland in 1901. That same year, Mintz escorted the immediate family of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President William McKinley, to Buffalo, New York, to visit him in the days immediately after the assassination. For a number of years, Mintz maintained a close business and political partnership with Charles P. Salen, a Cuyahoga County Democratic party stalwart. Together they operated Forest City Park, an amusement park, as well as refreshment stands at Public Square, Luna Park, and Gordon Gardens. Mintz served many years as treasurer of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Central committee and secretary of the Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs and Marshals Association. Notwithstanding his colorful public image, he was respected for his gentility and deportment. A Cleveland paper stated, "By his many estimable traits of character, he has...won the highest esteem of all with whom he comes in contact both socially and in business." The collection includes 44 black and white photographs. 
 Call #:  PG 534 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Bellefaire Jewish Children's Home (Shaker Heights, Ohio) | Crime and criminals -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Mintz family | Mintz, Carl. | Mintz, Jacob, 1867-1947 | Private investigators -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs
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