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Solarium at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1929

 Item
Identifier: B063.03.0011.00100

Overview

Exterior view of the Solarium at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS), which featured windows on all sides to allow sunlight and fresh air for patients inside where patients would undergo heliotherapy. In the 1920s, heliotherapy was considered therapeutic for tuberculosis patients. 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.

Dates

  • between 1920-1929

Digital Repository

Solarium at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society

Inscription and Marks

On back of postcard: ''Post Card correspondence address #1091''. On envelope: ''#1091 JCRS postcards of campus c. 1922''. Written on photograph: ''Solarium J.C.R.S.''

Rights and Usage Statement

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Extent

1 Photographic Prints (photographic postcard) : fair, black and white ; 4 x 5 inches

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.

Provenance

Photograph was donated by Sarah Holcolm Florida.

Inscription and Marks

On back of postcard: ''Post Card correspondence address #1091''. On envelope: ''#1091 JCRS postcards of campus c. 1922''. Written on photograph: ''Solarium J.C.R.S.''

General

Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 82.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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