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Shwayder, Jesse, 1882-1970

 Person

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Individuals, 1962-1994

 File
Identifier: B113.01.0001.0004
Overview File contains newspaper clippings from 1962-1994 that are about individual people in the Jewish Denver community. The majority of the articles are from the early 1980s.

Jesse Shwayder Formal Portrait, circa 1929

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0031.0004.00001
Overview Formal portrait of Jesse Shwayder standing with his hands in his pockets. In the early 1900s, Jesse Shwayder opened a small luggage factor in Denver with his father, Isaac, and brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon. Together they turned it into one of the largest luggage producers in America, the Samsonite Corporation.

Jesse Shwayder Holding Incendiary Bomb, circa 1940

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00014
Overview Jesse Shwayder holds an incendiary bomb manufactured by Shwayder Brothers during World War II. From left to right: Emmet Heisler, Jesse Shwayder, seated, Louis Degen. Two of the men in the photograph are unidentified. The Shwayders founded the Samsonite Corporation.

Jesse Shwayder with Golden Rule Marbles, between 1960-1970

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00015
Overview Jesse Shwayder sits at a desk with a set of Golden Rule Marbles. These marbles were often given away to employees of the Samsonite Corporation, as well as visitors to remind them of the Golden Rule.

Portrait of Jesse Shwayder, between 1960-1970

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00016
Overview Portrait of Jesse Shwayder in the 1960's. The photograph was possibly taken on his 80th birthday. Jesse Shwayder and his brothers founded the Samsonite Corporation.

Portrait of Jesse Shwayder, between 1960-1970

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00017
Overview Portrait of Jesse Shwayder standing behind a table with a bible in his right hand. Jesse Shwayder and his brothers founded the Samsonite Corporation.

Portrait of Jesse Shwayder, circa 1929

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00039
Overview Formal portrait of Jesse Shwayder standing with his hands in his pockets. In the early 1900s, Jesse Shwayder opened a small luggage factor in Denver with his father, Isaac, and brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon. Together they turned it into one of the largest luggage producers in America, the Samsonite Corporation.

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...

The Shwayder Brothers Standing on a Samsonite Suitcase, circa 1910

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00018
Overview The five Shwayder brothers stand on a board that is balanced on a Samsonite suitcase to demonstrate the strength of the suitcase. Jesse Shwayder is pictured second from the right. Other Shwayder brothers are: Mark, Maurice, Benjamin and Solomon. The Shwayder brothers owned Shwayder Trunk Company, which later became known as the Samsonite Corporation. The photograph was used to advertise Samsonite luggage.

The Shwayder Brothers Standing on a Samsonite Suitcase, circa 1910

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0009.00002
Overview The five Shwayder brothers stand on a board that is balanced on a Samsonite suitcase to demonstrate the strength of the suitcase. Jesse Shwayder is pictured second from the right. Other Shwayder brothers are: Mark, Maurice, Benjamin and Solomon. The Shwayder brothers owned Shwayder Trunk Company, which later became known as the Samsonite Corporation. The photograph was used to advertise Samsonite luggage.