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Steam Shovel and Group at Groundbreaking Ceremony, between 1920-1925

Identifier: B002.04.0215.0151.00001


The participants in a groundbreaking ceremony on the campus of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) stand in front of a steam shovel. Two men and three women ride the scoop arm of the machine. Dr. Isadore Bronfin stands second from left and Dr. Charles Spivak stands in the middle to the right of an unidentified man holding a hand shovel. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish working men along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.


  • between 1920-1925

Digital Repository

Steam Shovel and Group at Groundbreaking Ceremony

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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

6.5 x 8.5 inches _ black and white


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


Title supplied by archivist.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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