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…
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
Owned and used by Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
"A. Quagliarella // ANDRIA" printed on sewn-on label inside cap.
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet K
Unit Of Measure
Length 26.5 cm x Width 26.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Extensive creasing from storage in suitcase, and very slight use-related discolouration.
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
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.
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
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.
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.
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
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.