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  • David Kline, First President of Denver's B'nai B'rith, circa 1872

    Record ID: B063.04.0012.00001

    Component Level: Item

    Abstract: Formal portrait of Denver Jewish pioneer merchant David Kline, who moved to the city in 1865 and served as the first president of Denver's B'nai B'rith Lodge No. 171. He and Charles Schayer had also been leading members of the Hebrew Burial Society, which evolved into the Hebrew Benevolent Society.

  • Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

    ID: B101

    Creator: Harsham, Ted E.

    Abstract: Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some family members migrated to other communities in the state, and the Kobeys became prominent in Aspen as the operators of Kobeys Shoe and Clothing Company. In the early 1900s, Jesse Shwayder opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father Isaac, and brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon. Together they eventually turned it into one of the largest luggage producers in America, the Samsonite Company.

  • Photograph of Isaac Shwayder, 1880

    Record ID: B101.01.0001.0003.00001

    Component Level: Item

  • Central City Opera House Association, 1975-1977

    Record ID: M028.02.0006.0020

    Component Level: File

    Abstract: Types of Materials: memos, meeting minutes, schedule, bylaws, financial statements

  • Shulman and Saly Children of Central City, Colorado, circa 1897

    Record ID: B063.05.0005.00002

    Component Level: Item

    Abstract: Six children from the Shulman and Saly families dressed in clothes of the opposite gender (2nd from right, Tillye Shulman Levy). The Shulman and Saly families were Jewish residents of Central City, Colorado before the turn of the 20th century.

  • Shulman Family, between 1885-1890

    Record ID: B063.05.0013.00013

    Component Level: Item

    Abstract: Shulman and Saly family members pose together with friends in front of a house. Back row left to right: Robert Shulman, clothier in Central City; Mrs. Robert Shulman; and Michael A Saly. Also in photograph: Mrs. M. A. Saly, Rose Saly, Iska Block, Julius Seidler, Sara Saly, and Nettye Shulman Wolff.

  • Sisters Rachel and Betsy Kobey, between 1880-1889

    Record ID: B063.05.0021.00071

    Component Level: Item

    Abstract: Sisters Rachel Leah Kobey Shwayder and Betsy Kobey Rachofsky pose together in front of a painted scene in Central City.

  • Lewin Girls and Friends, 1910

    Record ID: B063.05.0021.00089

    Component Level: Item

    Abstract: Two Lewin sisters, Barbara Landman, and Lily Rachofsky seated on the ground wearing men's clothing during a visit to the Rachofsky family in Central City, Colorado.

  • Portrait of Tillye Shulman (Levy) at Age Two, 1887

    Record ID: B063.08.0016.00013

    Component Level: Item

    Abstract: Tillye Shulman Levy, shown here at age two at the Shulman family home in Central City in 1897, became one of Denver's most active Jewish volunteers in the area of social welfare.

  • Moses Rachofsky, between 1880-1900

    Record ID: B063.08.0024.00082

    Component Level: Item

    Abstract: Studio portrait of Moses Rachofsky in his later years with a large beard.