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Picnic at Home of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Sharoff during the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society's Conference, circa 1950

Identifier: B063.03.0036.00015


A picnic for auxiliaries of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) that was held in the yard of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Sharoff during the 1950 conference in Denver, Colorado. Pictured are Dr. Lu of Los Angeles, Levin Cleveland, Ben Perlmutter, Robert Gamzen, Mr. Paget, Herb Vian, J.A. Sharoff and Israel Friedman, among others. 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. In the 1950s, the institution reincorporated as the American Medical Center and became one of the first dedicated cancer institutions in the nation.


  • circa 1950


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Picnic at Home of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Sharoff during the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society's Conference

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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

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: ''#478 JCRS Auxiliary''. On back of photograph: ''top row, 2nd left Dr. Lu of Los Angeles, 3rd [changed to 4] seated Mr. Levin Cleveland, others all Denverites, standing Ben Perlmutter, Bob Gamzen, ?, ?, Paget, seated Herb Vian, Ja Sharoff (illegible) JCRS, ?, ?, Israel Friedman, ?, JCRS - Auxiliary.''


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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