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Shwayder, Jesse, 1882-1970

 Person

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Dinner Event, between 1940-1960

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0052.00077
Overview Several men and women sit at tables during a dinner event listening to a man at a speaker's podium. Seated second from right at the head table is Jesse Shwayder and fifth from the right is Rabbi Kauvar.

Family of Jessie and Nellie Shwayder, circa 1922

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0041.00083
Overview Jesse and Nellie Shwayder sit for a family portrait surrounded by their five children. All members of the family are looking at Norma, the baby, who sits center on Jesse's lap and is the only individual looking at the camera. The other children are, left to right, Dorothy, Fay, King, and Ruth.

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.

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.

Jewish Event, between 1940-1960

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0052.00079
Overview Six men pose together at a Jewish event including Rabbi Kauvar (standing left), Jesse Shwayder (standing right), and Sid Jacobs (sitting right).

Jewish Leaders with the Colorado Governor, 1954

 Item
Identifier: B063.04.0037.00082
Overview Left to right Governor Daniel Thornton, Rabbi Charles Kauvar, Jesse Shwayder, Adolph Kiesler, and an unidentified man pose together.

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...