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Shwayder, Isaac, 1855-1916

 Person

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Isaac Shwayder, between 1875-1880

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0047.00031
Overview Wedding portrait of Isaac Shwayder leaning against a bench.

Isaac Shwayder Family, circa 1905

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0041.00085
Overview Isaac and Rachel Shwayder sit for a formal family portrait surrounded by their ten children: Sol, Jesse, Rachel, Mark, Gertrude, Florence, Maurice, Hannah, Ben and Liebe.

Photograph of Isaac Shwayder, 1880

 Item
Identifier: B101.01.0001.0003.00001
Scope and Contents Contains a cd, two original photographs, and photo prints of the Shwayder family.

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: B245
Overview The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...

Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado Communities, 2014

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00013
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in small communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.

Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B101
Overview 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...