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Art Class at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, circa 1942

 Item
Identifier: B063.03.0011.00050

Overview

An art class that is part of the rehabilitation program of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) meets for a session. Male patients sit on folding chairs in a half circle around a male model wearing a robe, pajamas, slippers and hat. Max Lazarus, a German-Jewish artist, is pictured second from the left. Twenty-three charcoal drawings hang on the walls. 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. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.

Dates

  • circa 1942

Digital Repository

Art Class at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society

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 4 x 7 inches black and white 5 x 7 inches

Provenance

Donated by AMC Cancer Research Center (JCRS).

General

Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on envelope: ''#462 JCRS Patient Activities''. On back of photograph: ''#462 JCRS Art Class - 1942''.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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