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Golden Eagle Dry Goods Company (Denver, Colo.)

 Organization

Leopold H. Guldman (1853-1936) founded the Golden Eagle Dry Goods Company of Denver in 1879, eight years after his arrival from his native Germany. By the late 1870s he had come to the Colorado mountains in search of silver, but found it more profitable to open the Golden Eagle Clothing stores in Leadville and Cripple Creek, Colorado. In 1879, he moved to Denver and opened the third and most successful Golden Eagle store. This store was Denver's leading popular-price department store for many years. His vigorous advertising campaigns, combined with an aggressive policy of buying and selling for cash only, soon established record sales for him. The rapid growth of the Golden Eagle necessitated continual expansion and remodeling. By 1901, its five-story building occupied most of the block at 16th and Lawrence Streets. The store was closed and the stock liquidated upon Guldman's death in 1936.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Beck Archives Microfilm and Microforms Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B117
Overview The Rocky Mountain News microfilmed records and recived some microfilms from other organizations. Collection contains microfilmed copies of the following publications and organizations: the Intermountain Jewish News, records from the Jewish community in Colorado Springs, a William S. Friedman Scrapbook, the Rose Hill Cemetery Association, the Denver Jewish Outlook, the American Israelite, the American Jewish Archives Files,, the I.M. Beck Microfilming Project of Colorado Jewish History, B'nai...
Dates: Other: 1800-2014

Bertha Schoyer Guldman Formal Portrait, 1939

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0031.0005.00001
Overview Formal portrait of Bertha (Mrs. Leopold H.) Schoyer Goldman.
Dates: 1939

Blazing the Trail: An Early History of Denver’s Jewish Community, 2009

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00007
Overview Brief description of several early Jewish leaders of commerce, philanthropy, religion, and community as well as several Jewish lawyers, doctors, merchants, and politicians in Colorado.
Dates: 2009

Carrie Herring for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-herring
Overview Carrie Herring describes her experiences in Iowa and owning a grocery store before moving to Denver in the late 1920s. Herring reflects on her time working at Golden Eagle Dry Goods Company before attending a comptometer course and obtaining a job at Macklem Baking Company, working her way up to the board. Herring discusses the impact of World War II on businesses and her experience at Altrusa Club, a women's service club formed during World War I.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Collection on Guldman Family and Golden Eagle Dry Goods

 Collection
Identifier: B294
Overview Leopold H. Guldman was born in Harburg, Bavaria in 1853 and immigrated to the United States in 1870. He was one of Colorado's leading merchants and philanthropists. Guldman came to the Colorado mountains in search of silver, but found it more profitable to open the Golden Eagle clothing stores in Leadville and Cripple Creek. In 1879, Guldman moved to Denver and opened his third and most successful Golden Eagle enterprise, which for many years was Denver's leading popular-price department...
Dates: between 1894-2013

From Peddlers to Merchant Princes: Early Colorado Jewish Entrepreneurs, 2006

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00005
Overview Jews played a central role in the development of Colorado through their contributions to economic life and development. Denver's first mercantile store was opened by Jewish citizen Fred Salomon in 1859. Before long, stores run by Jewish merchants and their family members in search of work and wealth flourished on the main streets of most Colorado towns including, Denver, Central City, Leadville, Trinidad, and Fairplay. This film focuses on the lives of a number of early merchants, including...
Dates: 2006

Going Out of Business Sale at the Golden Eagle, 1941

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00011
Overview The final day of the Denver Golden Eagle's Going Out of Business Sale. A large crowd of people stand in the street and the Denver Police Department is on hand to maintain the crowd. Leopold H. Guldman was the founder of the Golden Eagle store.
Dates: 1941

Leopold H. Guldman and Golden Eagle Dry Goods Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: B092
Overview Leopold H. Guldman was born in Harburg, Bavaria in 1853 and immigrated to the United States in 1870. Guldman opened the successful chain of Golden Eagle clothing stores in Leadville, Cripple Creek and Denver. He was one of Colorado's leading merchants and philanthropists. The collection consists largely of business records including correspondence, ledgers, journals, and financial papers related to the Golden Eagle stores.
Dates: 1800-1980; 1879-1941

Leopold H. Guldman Formal Portrait, between 1925-1935

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0031.0006.00001
Overview Formal portrait of Leopold H. Goldman. He was one of Colorado's pioneer philanthropists. Born in Bavaria, he came to Colorado in 1870 in search of silver but found it more profitable to open the Golden Eagle clothing stores in Leadville and Cripple Creek. In 1879, Guldman moved to Denver the third and most successful Golden Eagle enterprise. For many years, it was Denver's leasing popular-price department store. Guldman's philanthropy contributed to the growth of National Jewish Hospital, the...
Dates: between 1925-1935