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Shwayder Family, 1938 March 17

Identifier: B063.05.0013.00026


Rachel Kobey Shwayder sits center left surrounded by her family on her 80th birthday celebration. The Shwayder family pose on a stairway at the Green Gables Country Club.


  • 1938 March 17

Digital Repository

Shwayder Family

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1 Items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Jews in the Rocky Mountain region. The bulk of the photographs are from or related to various towns in Colorado, but the collection also contains photographs from other states in the western United States and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 6 x 7 inches black and white


Donated by Hannah Shwayder Berry


Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in Jeanne E. Abrams, Images of America: Jewish Denver, 1859-1940 (Charleston: Arcadia, 2007), 35.

Inscription and Marks

Caption from photo book: ''The Shwayder Family celebrating the 80th birthday of Rachel Shwayder, seated center, at the Green Gables country Club, Denver, c. 1950. In 1910 Jesse Shwayder opened a small luggage factory and with his brothers, Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon, turned it into one of the largest luggage producers in America, the Samsonite Corporation. Leaders in Denver philanthropy, the Shwayder family took an especially active role in Rose Hospital, the University of Denver, the Denver Art Museum, the National Jewish Hospital, Temple Emanuel, and many other organizations. Courtesy: Mr. and Mrs. King Shwayder, Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. King Shwayder.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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