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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001841
Description
Paper letter concerning the commemorative stamp of 996.001.840 with an ad for the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. (medical company), who mailed the stamps.
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Accession Number
996001841
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Description
Paper letter concerning the commemorative stamp of 996.001.840 with an ad for the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. (medical company), who mailed the stamps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Around April 15, 1970 (like stamp)
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
"Henry Kelsey commemorative stamp issued // COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE POSTAGE STAMP // Henry Kelsey, credited with being the first explorer of Canada's western plains ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.9 cm. x Width: 21.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Elliott-Marion is a pharmaceutical company distributing this stamp
Images
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Dates
"Oct. 28, 1970"
circa Oct. 28, 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001843
Description
Paper letter for 996.001.842 showing the four anti-pollution commemorative stamps being released; other side promotes the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
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Accession Number
996001843
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Description
Paper letter for 996.001.842 showing the four anti-pollution commemorative stamps being released; other side promotes the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
"Oct. 28, 1970"
circa Oct. 28, 1970
Date Remarks
Around the release of the stamp
Material
paper: green-grey
Inscriptions
"6-Cent // ANTI-POLLUTION // COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS // SAVE OUR SOIL SAVE OUR CITIES // SAVE OUR WHALES // SAVE OUR AIR // These 6-cent stamps that focus ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.6 cm. x Width: 19.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; creased; face of Elliott has been torn off (top coat)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.842 (envelope containing this letter)
Research Facts
See 996.001.843 sheet
Images
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Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
017020014
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
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Accession Number
017020014
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Fund Raising -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Maker
ALS Society of Canada / Productive Marketing Inc.
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Date Remarks
ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977; pin most likely pre-1990s as there is no website listed on the pin.
Material
metal: grey
plastic: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "LOU GEHRIG // Lou Gehrig says // WE'RE FIGHTING LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE WITH EVERYTHING YOU GIVE // LA SOCIÉTÉ // CANADIENNE // DE LA SLA // ALS // SOCIETY OF // CANADA"; printed on edge: "PRODUCTIVE MARKETING INC. (905) 660-6198"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Length
7.0 cm
Width
4.4 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.als.ca
Research Facts
The ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977, and is dedicated to working "with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS." ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles. It is sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease after a famous baseball player who died of it.
Images
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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Food
Food -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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