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floor polisher

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996007001
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
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Accession Number
996007001
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- occupational therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- rehabilitation
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by County of Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives; original provenance was Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Date Remarks
Rockwood Asylum built in the 1840s
Material
wood: brown
bristle: beige
burlap: light grey
rubber: black
metal: dark grey
paint: black
Inscriptions
Top of base is marked with black paint which is still visible: "THREE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q1-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 164.0 cm. x Width: 44.0 cm. x Depth: 28.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Much-used, dark with age or stain, especially the base; nails used to secure burlap padding are beginning to rust; one deep crack in base at either side of handle; many small cracks throughout base; bristles on bottom are worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
A very old, very heavy floor polisher, described by the owner as the oldest in Ontario; originally came from Rockwood Asylum, now Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; the polisher was dragged or pushed by hand; possibly made at Kingston Penitentiary by convict labour
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1900 [graduation photograph]

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
009033001
Description
Monochrome sepiatone large photograph of ten nurses in the nursing uniform of Kingston General Hospital circa 1900 printed on thick cardstock; head nurse in the center is dressed in a dark coloured nursing uniform with a white cap, collar and cuffs and rimless spectacles on a thin gold chain pinned…
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Accession Number
009033001
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nursing
Nurse's Uniform
Nurses
Photography
Description
Monochrome sepiatone large photograph of ten nurses in the nursing uniform of Kingston General Hospital circa 1900 printed on thick cardstock; head nurse in the center is dressed in a dark coloured nursing uniform with a white cap, collar and cuffs and rimless spectacles on a thin gold chain pinned to the right side, and an enameld class pin for the Toronto General Hospital at the collar; surrounding the head nurse are nine other nurses in training; two of them are sitting in the front and at a lower level than the head nurse, two others are also sitting, but at the height of the head nurse, two nurses are standing at the second row from the back and behind them are three more nurses standing above all the others; the nurses in training are wearing white nursing uniforms with white caps and red sleeves plus a red fabric cross on white cotton puffy short sleeves on their right sleeves; written on the back of the photograph is information on the original owner of the photograph and the donor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally belonged to the donor's great-aunt, Harriet Peck, who is a graduate from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1900.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Noted on documents
Material
paper: brown
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the back: "Standing second from left (left of Head Nurse // with Toronto General Hospital Pin) is // Harriet (Hattie) Corinthia Peck great aunt // of Carole Anne (Bontee) Bleeker graduate of // Toronto General Hospital 1959"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-1
Length
25.6 cm
Width
31.0 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 25.6 cm X Width 31.0 cm X Depth 0.1 cm
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
There were thirteen graduates for the Class of 1900 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
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Harriett C. Peck R.N. 1914 [Registered Nurse certificate]

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
Accession Number
009033002
Description
Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with …
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Accession Number
009033002
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing
Certification -- history
Description
Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with the American flag on it; below the name and crest of the group are the words, written in cursive, describing the nature of the certification and what it entails, whom the certificate is directed to, and who is providing this certification; at the end of the paragraph and at the bottom of the certificate are five signatures and the certificate number; at the bottom left of the certificate is the seal of the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examines; surrounding the content is a well-designed border; and while the back of the certificate is originally blank, at the top left corner, written in pen, is further information pertaining to the people in the photo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally belonged to the donor's great-aunt, Harriet Peck, who is a graduate from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1900.
Maker
Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners
Site Made (City)
Canton
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
paper: tan, gold
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the front: "ILLINOIS STATE BOARD // OF NURSE EXAMINERS // Know all men by these Presents, That Harriett C. Peck // living at Canton in the County of Fulton // has fulfilled the requirements of the law governing the registration of nurses, // as set forth in "An Act to provide for the Registration of Nurses and to repeal // a certain Act therein named", approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, // and has been duly registered in accordance therewith and is now entitled // to practice as, to be known as and styled as a // REGISTERED NURSE // In Testimony Whereof, we hereunto subscribe and affix the seal of the // Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners on this, the eleventh day of November Anno Domini, 1914 // Julia S. Chubbuck R.N. // Member // ATTEST Adelaide May Walsh. R.N. // President // Velora E. Randal. R.N. // Member // ATTEST Anna L. Tittman R.N. // Secretary // No. 4289 // Kathryn A. Conway. R.N. // Member."; on seal: "By // Examination // ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS"; on the back: "[illeg.] for Record // Dec 16, A. D. 1914 // Austin Orion // Co. Clerk // Recorded - // Register of Nurses Record // Page 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 BOX 27
Length
30.2 cm
Width
38.2 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 30.2 cm X Width 38.2 cm X Depth 0.01 cm
Condition Remarks
The edges of the certificate are heavily torn, ripped, curled and bent, but the content of the certificate and seal is still intact; misisng pieces along edges and corners; a few stains on the front, which are showing on the back, and one of the words written in pen on the back of the certificate is missing due to tearing
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Public Health Reports, Volume 30, Issue 2, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Resources Administration, 1915. pg. 1528. https://books.google.ca/books?id=5nI3AQAAMAAJ&dq=%22illinois+state+board+of+nurse+examiners%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Research Facts
The Act of June 30th, 1913 referred to on the certificate created a board of five registered nurses, known as the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners. They were appointed by the state governor with the consent of the state. The members of the board were paid ten dollars a day plus travel expenses when working. One member was to be appointed secretary and receive a salary of 1400 dollars a year.
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