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Early Tent Laboratory and Dispensary at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 1905

Identifier: B002.04.0215.0034.00001


A medical services tent at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) Sanatorium near Edgewater, just west of Denver, Colorado, was dedicated on March 26, 1905. A sign on the door reads: ''Laboratory and Dispensary.'' The sign over the door reads: ''Minsker Independent Benevolent Ass'n. New York City.'' The sign to the right of the door reads: 'This tent erected and furnished by the Minsker Independent Benevolent Association of New York.'' Early patients and staff were housed in Tucker Tents, which were shelters that helped contain the highly contagious tuberculosis while allowing air to pass through at all times. A boardwalk in the foreground (with doormat) connects this tent to others in the complex. 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. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.


  • 1905

Digital Repository

Early Tent Laboratory and Dispensary at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society

Language of Materials

From the Collection: The records are primarily in English, but some materials are in other languages, including Hebrew, Yiddish, German, and Russian.

Rights and Usage Statement

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1 items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8 x 10 inches black and white


Donated by A.M.C. Cancer Research Center as part of the J.C.R.S. Records.

Related Materials

Halftone reproduction of this photograph was published in the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society's first annual report (1905), p. 19, along with an image from the dedication ceremony on p. 17. OCLC# 78082844


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

''Tucker Tents, at the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society Sanatarium, Denver, Colo.''--On front of photograph at bottom left.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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