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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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Dates
1912
circa 1912
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001768
Description
Used paper postcard of the Leland Stanford Jr. University from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of the university grounds; back: green 1c Canadian stamp and handwritten message in brown ink, from a girl to her brother
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Accession Number
996001768
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used paper postcard of the Leland Stanford Jr. University from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.;
front: chromolithograph of the university grounds; back: green 1c Canadian stamp and handwritten
message in brown ink, from a girl to her brother
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1912
circa 1912
Date Remarks
Dated July 7, 1912 and postmarked
Material
paper: blue; pink; brown; white; green
Inscriptions
Front: "THE LELAND STANFORD JR. // UNIVERSITY // PALO ALTO, // CAL // COMPLIMENTS OF THE LYDIA E.
PINKHAM MEDICINE CO., LYNN, MASS. U.S.A. // AVEC LES COMPLIMENTS DE LA LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE
COMPANY, LYNN, ETAT-UNIS."; back: "July 7th ["th" superscripted] 1912 Caledon East // Dear Brother:-
// I suppose you arrived // O.K. I took 38 in my // reading qtr[?] Bolton, and // I will
know next Friday // if I pass or not. Mrs [?] Hardy is on her way [?] // This is a // sporty[?]
Card. // Ha Ha. // Marion was yelling Good-bye (Norm) after you were gone // "From Edna" //
XXXXX // Norman S. // Matthews // 179 George Street // Toronto, Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: a number of dot stains and all of the corners are bent; back:
some smudging of the ink
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.470, .642, .643, .699, .700, .765-.767, .778; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.470
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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001773
Description
A small paper label for Dr. Lorenzo's Diarrhoea and Cholera Syrup; top is rounded
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Accession Number
996001773
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- ephemera
Description
A small paper label for Dr. Lorenzo's Diarrhoea and Cholera Syrup; top is rounded
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Lorenzo & Williams
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
"cure"
Material
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
"Dr. // LORENZO'S // DIARRHOEA // AND // Cholera Syrup. // A safe and sure cure // For Diarrhoea,
Dysentery, // Cholera Morbus, Colic, // Cramp in the Stomach, // Painters' Colic, and all //
pains in the Stom- // ach and Bowels. // Warranted a sure cure, // or money refunded. // MADE BY
// LORENZO & WILLIAMS, // LOWELL, MASS. // Price, ... 50Cts."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.3 cm. x Width: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; adhesive no longer on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.773-.777; CD #8
Research Facts
Later company bought out Lorenzo & Williams --; Haven, Blair & Co. and changed name to Haven's in
some cases
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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001774
Description
Very small paper label for Haven's Diarrhoea and Cholera Syrup; back still has adhesive
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Accession Number
996001774
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- ephemera
Description
Very small paper label for Haven's Diarrhoea and Cholera Syrup; back still has adhesive
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
H.L. Haven
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
"cure" before Drug Act of 1906
Material
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
"HAVEN'S // DIARRHOEA // AND // Cholera Syrup. // A safe and sure cure // FOR DIARRHOEA, // DYSENTERY,
// Cholera // Morbus, Cramp in the // Stomach, Painters' // Colic, Colic, and all //
pains in the Stomach // and Bowels. // Warranted a sure // cure or money will be //refunded. //
PRICE 35 CENTS. // Made by // H.L. HAVEN, // Cor. Willie and // Cross Sts., // Lowell, - Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.2 cm. x Width: 2.9 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.773-.777; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.773
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001775
Description
Very small paper label for Haven's Cough Syrup; top is rounded and back still has adhesive
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Accession Number
996001775
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Lung Disease --ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- ephemera
Description
Very small paper label for Haven's Cough Syrup; top is rounded and back still has adhesive
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
H.L. Haven
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
"HAVEN'S // Cough Syrup // FOR // Coughs, Colds, Tick- // ling of the Throat, // Hoarseness, and
// all diseases of // THE THROAT AND LUNGS // DOSE - For adults, 1 // teaspoonful; under four- //
teen years old, 1/2 a tea- // spoonful; one year old, // 5 drops; to be repeated // four or five
times a day. // PREPARED BY // H.L. HAVEN, // Druggist, // COR. WILLIE AND CROSS STS., // Lowell,
Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.7 cm. x Width: 2.6 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.773-.777; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.773
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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001777
Description
Large paper label for Dr. Lorenzo's Golden Oil; top is rounded, no adhesive remains on the back
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Accession Number
996001777
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- ephemera
Description
Large paper label for Dr. Lorenzo's Golden Oil; top is rounded, no adhesive remains on the back
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Haven, Blair & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
"cure"
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"DR. LORENZO'S // GOLDEN OIL // THE // GREAT SCIENTIFIC REMEDY // FOR // PAIN // Relieves and
Cures Rheumatism, // Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago, Back- // ache, Headache ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.773-.776; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.773
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graduation congratulations

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact512
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996028027
Description
A one-page, pale pink paper card with thin gold trim; in the top left corner there is an illustration of a butterfly on a small bouquet of pink, blue and red flowers with green leaves against a black circular background; a second bouquet of only three flowers against a circular black background app…
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Accession Number
996028027
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Education, Nursing -- ephemera
Description
A one-page, pale pink paper card with thin gold trim; in the top left corner there is an illustration
of a butterfly on a small bouquet of pink, blue and red flowers with green leaves against a
black circular background; a second bouquet of only three flowers against a circular black background
appears in the right corner; card is printed with a poem in black lettering
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Maker
Rust Craft
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Date Remarks
The card refers to Valleau's graduation in May of 1928
Material
paper: pale pink
Inscriptions
"CONGRATULATIONS // TO YOU // May this joy that comes to // you // Be like a sunny ray // That never
fades or dims its // light, // But shines through every // day."; signed in ink as "B Bailne"
(?); reverse, at bottom, "10742 HANDPAINTED // RUSTCRAFT BOSTON U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #7
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm. x Width 9.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Surface exhibits some grime; top right corner has had a small (2 mm) portion folded forward; reverse
has a partially rubbed-out pencil mark (?) on top left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Photo
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Ms. Valleau donated a number of artifacts relating to her graduation in 1928; please see: dance
card (996.028.006); sterling thimble (996.028.009); graduation photo of Valleau (996.028.017); 1928
yearbook (996.028.018); graduation uniform (996.028.066); photograph of 1928 graduating class (996.
028.063); 1928 School of Nursing Certificate for N. Valleau (996.028.063); graduation announcement (996.028.026a,b); CD #2
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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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