Patients Undergoing Heliotherapy at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1940
Unidentified tuberculosis patients undergoing heliotherapy at the Main Medical Building of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Fresh air and sunshine were popular treatments for tuberculosis and patients were encouraged to spend time outside. 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
Patients Undergoing Heliotherapy at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society
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1 Items (photograph)
Scope and Contents
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 6 x 9 inches black and white 8 x 10 inches
Accession # 1271, Donated by AMC Cancer Research Center as part of the JCRS Records.
Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 83.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on envelope: ''#462 JCRS Patient Activities''. On back of photograph: ''Heliotherapy 1920s 1930s''.
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Collection of Rocky Mountain Jewish History (Organization)
- From the Collection: Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (Organization)
Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository
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