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Dates
1959
circa 1959
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
004004002
Description
Red cardboard flip top matchbook commemorating the fifteenth reunion of the Kingston General Hosptial School of Nursing class of 1944; contains 18 red tipped sulfar matches.
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Accession Number
004004002
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Anniversaries and Special Events
Schools, Nursing
Description
Red cardboard flip top matchbook commemorating the fifteenth reunion of the Kingston General Hosptial School of Nursing class of 1944; contains 18 red tipped sulfar matches.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Universal Match Corp.
Site Made (City)
Saint Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1959
circa 1959
Date Remarks
Date of reunion
Material
paper: tan
ink: red, white
sulphar: red
Inscriptions
"15th Reunion // K.G.H. Class of 1944" printed on front cover; "Close Cover Before Striking" printed on inside of cover; "Manufactured by // Universal Match Corp. // St. Louis, MO." printed behind matches.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Length
4.8 cm
Width
3.8 cm
Depth
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear along fold lines, no missing matches
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Donor graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing School in 1944
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greetings postcard

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2508
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001471
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing; chromolithograph.
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Accession Number
996001471
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Wit and Humor -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing; chromolithograph.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
MWM
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Postmark reads July 28, 1945
Material
paper: black; red; pink; blue; green; white; orange; yellow; cobalt
Inscriptions
Front inscription: "Nothing's wrong with me, a // letter from you won't // cure!"; back reads, Dear Dalla: // How are you // my dear? Hope // [?] alluishus is coming // along all right. We // are having a wonderful // time here. No flies or // mosquitoes. It's been // sprayed with D.D.T. // all along. // Love // Madelene // Mrs. Herbert [?] Carswell // 1966 Whitney Avenue // Niagara Falls, NY // Post card // MWM Color-Litho "Bursheen" Finished, Made Only By MWM - Aurora, Mo."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.7 cm. x Width: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bends across middle; two separate bends, one starting on left side, bend mark along top; small bend at top right corner; two post marks on back
Copy Type
Original
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pharmaceutical advertising

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2567
Dates
1886
circa 1886
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001530
Description
Thin paper advertisment to physicians some of the compounds the Rio Chemical Co. was making available to them; printed in black, there are four different sections, each with one compound described: Celerina, Aletris Cordial, Acid Mannate, Pinus Canadensis.
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Accession Number
996001530
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisment to physicians some of the compounds the Rio Chemical Co. was making available to them; printed in black, there are four different sections, each with one compound described: Celerina, Aletris Cordial, Acid Mannate, Pinus Canadensis.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Rio Chemical Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1886
circa 1886
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
"CELERINA // (Put up in Half lb. Bottles only. Per Bottle, $1.00.) // Nerve Tonic, Stimulant and Antispasmodic. // FORMULA - Every Fluid Drachm represents FIVE grains EACH - // Celery, Coca, Kola, Viburnum and Aromatics. // INDICATIONS. - Impotency, Spermatorrhea, Loss of Nerve Power // (so usual with Lawyers, Preachers, Writers and Business Men), Nervous // Headache, Neuralgia, Paralysis, Dysmenorrhea, Hysteria, Opium // Habit"; etc., for all 4
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.3 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; back has some ink stains, plus two dirty smudges near the bottom (one might be a thumb print)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young, p. 159; "The Epitome", July 1886, Vol. VII, No. 31, p. 10
Research Facts
Coca is (basically) unrefined cocaine, so in the one case they were substituting a cocaine habit for an opium one! Used the methods by which medical and pharmaceutical science kept informed, i.e., medical journals
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Prescription for a Great Nurses Day: Have Fun! Enjoy Yourself! Be Happy! [greeting card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13075
Dates
2008
circa 2008
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
008014001 a-b
Description
Greeting card for Nurses' Day; one piece of white card stock (a) folded in half; cover includes text printed in black, blue and purple ink and a drawing of a brown fox in a white lab coat holding a clipboard and pen on a green background; text printed in black ink inside; back includes company logo…
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Accession Number
008014001 a-b
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Art -- ephemera
Anniversaries and Special Events -- ephemera
Description
Greeting card for Nurses' Day; one piece of white card stock (a) folded in half; cover includes text printed in black, blue and purple ink and a drawing of a brown fox in a white lab coat holding a clipboard and pen on a green background; text printed in black ink inside; back includes company logo, poem, manufacturing information, model number 99NUR 311-6 and bar code; includes white envelope (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - card - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
b - envelope - Size: Length 16.4 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Paul Robertson at Rexall Drugs, April 2008
Maker
Hallmark Cards, Inc
Site Made (City)
Kansas City
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
2008
circa 2008
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: white
ink: green, orange, black, blue, purple, brown, white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "PReScRiPTioN // for a // GREAT // NURSES // DAY: // Have // FUN! // ENJOY // yourself! // Be // HAPPY!"; printed inside: "Repeat as necessary."; printed on back: "Hallmark // There are talented professionals // who dedicate themselves to the care of others... // from the constant attention to patient needs, // to the senssitivity of the human spirit. // We call these people nurses, // and little can truly repay them // for their countless deeds // except, perhaps, our thanks."; (b) stamped on back of envelope: "Hallmark".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Condition Remarks
Excellent condition; purchased new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Nurses' Association" Web site; CD #8
Research Facts
The International Council of Nurses proclaimed a Nurses' Day in 1965; in 1974 it was celebrated on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale; it is now celebrated between May 6-12.
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Nurses Day [greeting card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13076
Dates
2008
circa 2008
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
008014002 a-b
Description
Greeting card for Nurses' Day; one piece of white cardstock (a) folded in half; text printed in gold ink on a pale yellow and white diamond pattern background; text printed in gold ink inside; company logo, poem, manufacturing information, price, model number NUR 703-2 and bar code printed in black…
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Accession Number
008014002 a-b
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Art -- ephemera
Anniversaries and Special Events -- ephemera
Description
Greeting card for Nurses' Day; one piece of white cardstock (a) folded in half; text printed in gold ink on a pale yellow and white diamond pattern background; text printed in gold ink inside; company logo, poem, manufacturing information, price, model number NUR 703-2 and bar code printed in black ink on back; includes yellow envelope (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - card - Size: Length 17.7 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
b - envelope - Size: Length 18.2 cm x Width 12.7 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Paul Robertson at Rexall Drugs, April 2008
Maker
Hallmark Cards, Inc
Site Made (City)
Kansas City
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
2008
circa 2008
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: white, yellow
ink: yellow, black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "Nurses // Day- // the perfect time // to thank you for all you do. // You are a warm // and giving person, // and your contributions // really make a difference // in the lives of others."; printed inside: "Thank you // for giving so much // of yourself // in such an important job."; printed on back: "Hallmark // There are talented professionals // who dedicate themselves to the care of others... // from the constant attention to patient needs, // to the senssitivity of the human spirit. // We call these people nurses, // and little can truly repay them // for their countless deeds // except, perhaps, our thanks."; (b) stamped on back of envelope: "Hallmark"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Condition Remarks
Excellent condition; purchased new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Nurses' Association" Web site; CD #8
Research Facts
The International Council of Nurses proclaimed a Nurses' Day in 1965; in 1974 it was celebrated on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale; it is now celebrated between May 6-12
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