Bookbinding and Print Shop of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1940
Interior of the bookbinding and print shop room of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). A large group of men and women are working on various tasks throughout the room. This room was part of the industrial rehabilitation department at the JCRS. 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.
- between 1920-1940
- Mile High Photo Company (Denver, Colo.) (Photographer, Organization)
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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 and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good 8 x 10 inches black and white
Accession # 1271, Donated by AMC Cancer Research Center as part of the JCRS Records.
Title supplied by archivist.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on envelope: ''#458 JCRS Bookbinding and Print Shop''. On back of photograph: ''#458 JCRS, This is part of the industrial rehabilitation department at the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in Denver. Patients are taught bookbinding and printing. They are started on two hours work a day. This is gradually increased after careful surveys of their physical condition, to six hours a day. Their reaction serves as a measure of their resistance and a valuable guide to the necessary duration of sanatorium treatment. Their work has the psychological effect of relieving mental depression and creating confidence in the future.''