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Nursing Sister’s military uniform beret

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
002001035
Description
Khaki cotton cap, flat, similar to a beret but with no drawstring; liner of similar material; top of cap is circular, made from one panel of material; sides of cap are made from three panels; there is a 1 cm flange of material running around the junction of the liner and the cap; manufacturer's lab…
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Accession Number
002001035
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military
Military -- textile
Military -- army
Military -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military -- nursing
Military -- Nursing Sisters
Military -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Khaki cotton cap, flat, similar to a beret but with no drawstring; liner of similar material; top of cap is circular, made from one panel of material; sides of cap are made from three panels; there is a 1 cm flange of material running around the junction of the liner and the cap; manufacturer's label sewn into middle of liner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
Maker
A. Quagliarella
Site Made (City)
Andria
Site Made (Country)
Italy
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: blue; brown; cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
"A. Quagliarella // ANDRIA" printed on sewn-on label inside cap.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet K
Length
26.5 cm
Width
26.0 cm
Depth
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 26.5 cm x Width 26.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Extensive creasing from storage in suitcase, and very slight use-related discolouration.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Museum
Reference Comments
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
Research Facts
Not military issue.
More than 4000 women served as military nurses during the Second World War playing a vital role in the care and comfort of wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen. As commissioned officers known by rank and title as Nursing Sisters, they served as fully-integrated members of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Most of them worked overseas in military hospitals and casualty clearing stations. After the lean years of the 1930s when there were few available positions for graduate nurses, even with the dangers of warfare, military nursing offered a job with a good salary, benefits, status, and a chance to travel.
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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050029
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050029
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
A. W. Buchan & Co Potteries
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Internet; the number on the maker's mark (10) probably means that the bottle was made in 1910 based on similar marks on other Scottish bottles, but this is not known for sure.
Material
earthenware: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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