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Canada's Navy [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1910
1912
circa 1910-1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1977.12.241
Description
Rectangular paper booklet fastened with two staples at the spine; 32-page tract discusses the Canadian Navy within the context of Empire; contains many advertisements alongside nationalist/imperialist discourse; illustration on the cover shows a red-haired woman standing on a bluff, wreathed and go…
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Accession Number
1977.12.241
Author
Psychine Tonic
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- navy
Description
Rectangular paper booklet fastened with two staples at the spine; 32-page tract discusses the Canadian Navy within the context of Empire; contains many advertisements alongside nationalist/imperialist discourse; illustration on the cover shows a red-haired woman standing on a bluff, wreathed and gowned, pulling aside a red curtain to reveal the HMCS Rainbow and the HMCS Niobe (distinctive silhouettes) sailing on a sunlit sea; on the back cover is shown two soldiers, one in an army uniform (red coat, spiked helmet, repeating rifle), the other in navy garb (sailor's dress, drawing a sabre), standing on a stage; the curtains are the red and white ensigns, which are pulling back to reveal three warships steaming towards the reader; below, between the soldiers, a bottle of Psychine rests on a wreath of ivy; booklet contains many advertisements, such as Shiloh's Cure, Celery King, Oxomulsion, Murine Eye Remedy, Psychine, Dr. Foot's Headache Tablets, Seven Sutherland Sisters Hair Grower, Curol Salve; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. T. A. Slocum, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1912
circa 1910-1912
Date Remarks
Reference to Naval Service Bill (4 May 1910)
Material
paper: tan
inkL black, red; blue
Inscriptions
Title printed on front cover: "CANADA'S NAVY"; printed on back cover: "PSYCHINE // (PRONOUNCED SI-KEEN) // THE SAFEGUARD OF THE NATION // THE GREATEST OF ALL TONICS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Length
20.4 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some page staining, wear, etc.; corners minor folds, cracking along spine
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"The Great American Fraud," by Samuel Hopkins Adams, 1905, p. 50; Web site on cochineal properties
Research Facts
Psychine was 16% alcohol, with a "dash" of strychnine added; its bright colour came from cochineal, a Mexican insect dye whose active ingredient is carminic acid.
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