Skip to main content

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.

Dates

  • circa 1940

Digital Repository

Jesse Shwayder Holding Incendiary Bomb

Rights and Usage Statement

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Extent

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 8 x 10 inches black and white

Provenance

Donated by Samsonite Corporation, advertising department.

General

reformatted digital
Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on envelope: "# 155 Jesse Shwayder, 1940's." On back of photograph: "#155 Jesse Shwayder holding incendiary bomb manufactured by Shwayder Bros during war c. early 1940's. L-R Emmet Heisler, Jesse Shwayder, seated, Louis Degen, Donor Samsonite Corporation, advertising dept."

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428