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Sigman, Louis K., 1881-

 Person

Louis K. (L.K.) Sigman was born in New York 1881 and came to Denver at the age of eight. In 1903 he married Theresa Cohen, daughter of Yitzchak Cohen. L.K. Sigman worked delivering meat in his father-in-law's butcher shop. In 1905 L.K. Sigman founded the Denver Packing Company in 1902 and in 1909 he merged his company with the Klink and Bourk Packing Company located at 1538 Blake St., Denver, Colorado. Beginning in Christmas of 1931 and continuing until 1941, L.K. Sigman gave away an average 60,000 pounds of meat each Christmas. The first year over 10,000 people waited in front of the Denver Post building to receive packages of meat.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

At Home on the Range: Colorado Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers, 2015

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00014
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2015 RMJHS Dinner.

Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Raisers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B369
Overview The Miller family came from Lithuania in 1890s. Robert Lazar Miller was one of the founders of the Denver stockyards and became the chief buyer for the K and B Meat Packing Company. The Averch family arrived in Denver from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s and later founded the Capitol Meat Packing Company in 1925. Holocaust survivor Jack Stern came to the US as a refugee in 1949, moved to Denver and became a cattle buyer for the Averch family packing house. He later operated his own farm and...

Joseph Sigman in Grocery Story, between 1900-1910

 Item
Identifier: B300.02.0001.0002.00001
Overview Joseph Sigman and his daughter Sara Sigman Schonbrun are shown inside his grocery store on King and West Colfax, Denver, Colorado. Bread, canned and packaged are on the counters and stacked on shelves. Barrels, bagged and boxed potatoes, a carton of rice, and a stove-pipe heater are on the floor. Joseph Sigman was the father of Louis K. Sigman. This is a reprint of the original photograph.

L.K. Sigman and Sons in Automobiles, circa 1925

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Identifier: B300.02.0002.0001.00001
Overview Louis K. Sigman and his sons Morris and Sam Sigman sit in automobiles in front of the K. & B. Packing and Provision Company's store. Each automobile has ''The K. & B. P. & P. Co.'' on the door. This is a digital copy of the original photograph.

Louis J. Sigman, 1931-1953

 Series
Identifier: B300.03
Scope and Contents This series covers Louis K. Sigman and his company, the K. & B. Packing Company. There are newspaper clippings, a handwritten personal history, and a photograph of Louis K. Sigman.

Louis K. Sigman, between 1950-1953

 Item
Identifier: B300.03.0001.0003.00001

Opening Day of K. and B. Packing and Provision Co., 1912 June 9

 Item
Identifier: B300.02.0002.0001.00002
Overview A group of men and two children stand in front of the K. & B. Packing and Provision Company's store on Blake street in Denver, Colorado. Louis, Sam, and Morris Sigman are in the front row and Robert Lazar Miller is in the second row. This is a digital copy of the original photograph.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower Luncheon, 1955 September 12

 Item
Identifier: B300.02.0002.0001.00013
Overview Group photograph of luncheon attendees at the 152-acre club, west of Denver at 6800 W. Jewell Ave. on unincorporated land next to Lakewood. The club was founded in 1928 by 8 Jewish business and political leaders at a time when many Denver social institutions barred Jews from membership. The President, the Judge and others sit at the head table. This is a digital copy of the original photograph.

Sherrye Berger and Sigman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B300
Overview

Louis K. Sigman, the owner of K

Sigman Family Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1900-1997

 Series
Identifier: B300.02
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs and papers about the Sigman family and the K. and B. Packing Company in Denver, Colorado. Louis K. Sigman and his sons Sam and Morris Sigman distributed free meat from their company during the depression from 1931-1940. Most of the material consists of digital images that were scanned from two scrapbooks.