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Sewing Class at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1930-1950

Identifier: B063.03.0035.00074


Sewing class at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Classes were offered to patients as part of rehabilitation. 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 1930-1950


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Sewing Class at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society

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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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair 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: ''#462 JCRS Patient Activities''. On back of photograph: ''#462 JCRS Sewing classes, such as the one pictured above, are popular at the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in Denver. Patients are taught the fine points of embroidery, monogramming, knitting, crocheting, and other such arts. Some of them who never before held a needle amaze the ''folks back home'' by the skill they have developed. Bedside sewing instruction is provided for those who cannot come to class.''


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428