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Jewish businesspeople

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 406 Collections and/or Records:

Jake Lederman and Harsh Lederman Delivering Milk, 1911 March

Identifier: B063.01.0001.00028

Jake Lederman helps his father Harsh Lederman deliver milk by horse drawn carriage, in downtown Denver, Colorado in March, 1911. Their Green Mountain Dairy was located at the southwest corner of West 1st Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard on land bought from the George Devinny family. This is a page from the 1980 City of Lakewood Calendar.

Dates: 1911 March

Jesse Kortz , April 23, 1952 - August 4, 1989

Identifier: B111.06.0006.0008

Jesse Kortz was owner of twelve (12) Kortz and Lee jewelry stores across Colorado, owner of some banks, and fundraiser for General Rose Hospital, Beth Israel hospital and home for the aged, and a number of other organizations. He was a trustee of General Rose Hospital.

Dates: April 23, 1952 - August 4, 1989

Jesse Shwayder Formal Portrait, circa 1929

Identifier: B063.08.0031.0004.00001

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.

Dates: circa 1929

Jesse Shwayder Holding Incendiary Bomb, circa 1940

Identifier: B063.01.0001.00014

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

Jesse Shwayder with Golden Rule Marbles, between 1960-1970

Identifier: B063.01.0001.00015

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.

Dates: between 1960-1970

Joseph, Solomon, 1880-circa 1992

Identifier: B111.09.0009.0013
Abstract Joseph Solomon was born in Essen, Prussia on May 14, 1840. He moved to Nashville when he was 19 and opened a clothing store there. He married Emma Adler in 1865 and moved to Kentucky 9 years later with their 3 children. They moved again to Denver in 1878, now with 6 children, and Joseph opened a pawn and loan business and helped to found the early Jewish congregations in Denver. He operated a dry goods business for the miners in Alma, CO and owned the "Daisy Mine." He died in 1901 of what...
Dates: 1880-circa 1992

Kobey Shoe & Clothing Store Exterior, circa 1900

Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00017

Exterior view of the two story brick Kobey Shoe & Clothing Co. store in Aspen, Colorado. Two boys stand outside in the entranceway. A sign at the top of the building reads ''MEN'S & BOYS OUTFITTERS.'' Another sign reads ''The KOBEY SHOE & CLOTHING CO.'' and a sign on the awning reads ''THE HOME OF THE BEST MADE WEARING APPA[REL]'' Clothing and other sales goods can be seen in the window displays.

Dates: circa 1900

Label Ginsburg Standing in His Ginsburg's Grocery Store, circa 1925

Identifier: B063.01.0001.00040

Label Ginsburg is standing in front of Ginsburg's grocery counter wearing a suit and bowler hat. Canned and dry goods are displayed on the shelves as well as a large sign for Hills Brothers Coffee. The store was located at 1401 Grove St., Denver, Colorado in Denver's Westside Colfax Jewish community. When a sign painter made a mistake and spelled the Ginsberg surname with a "u" instead of an "e," Label changed the family name to Ginsburg.

Dates: circa 1925

Leopold Guldman Holding Pistol, circa 1931

Identifier: B063.08.0029.0002.00001

Leopold H. Goldman is shown pointing a pistol. Leopold Guldman opened the Golden Eagle clothing stores in Leadville and Cripple Creek, Colorado. In 1879, Guldman moved to Denver and opened the successful Golden Eagle Department Store.

Dates: circa 1931

Leopold H. Guldman Formal Portrait, between 1925-1935

Identifier: B063.08.0031.0006.00001
Abstract Formal portrait of Leopold H. Goldman. He was one of Colorado's pioneer philanthropists. Born in Bavaria, he came to Colorado in 1870 in search of silver but found it more profitable to open the Golden Eagle clothing stores in Leadville and Cripple Creek. In 1879, Guldman moved to Denver the third and most successful Golden Eagle enterprise. For many years, it was Denver's leasing popular-price department store. Guldman's philanthropy contributed to the growth of National Jewish Hospital,...
Dates: between 1925-1935