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JCRS Plaque, circa 1910

Identifier: B286.02.0001.0002.00001


Photograph of bronze plaque, ''This tablet is erected by the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in appreciation of the efforts made by The New York Ladies' Auxiliary in rearing this structure for the relief and cure of tuberculosis.'' The officers, directresses, and trustees are listed. Mrs. Aaron Shapiro is listed as a directress. ''He who saves one life is considered as if he had preserved the whole world,'' the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) motto appears at the bottom. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.


  • circa 1910

Language of Materials

The lettering on the plaque is in English, with Hebrew letters on the top and sides.

Rights and Usage Statement

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1 Items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The photographs include a portrait of Ray Shapiro, 1899, and a photograph of a plaque for the New York building on the JCRS campus with Mrs. Aaron Shapiro listed as a directress.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 9.5 x 7 inches color


Accession # 1271, Donated by AMC Cancer Research Center as part of the JCRS Records.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Denver CO 80208
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