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campaign button

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Dates
1986
1996
circa 1986-1996
Collection
Lewis Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Nursing
Accession Number
997027021
Description
Round button with a metal back and a plastic-covered paper front; the front of the button has printed lettering; the back of the button has an attached metal pin and clasp.
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Accession Number
997027021
Collection
Lewis Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- advertisements
Description
Round button with a metal back and a plastic-covered paper front; the front of the button has printed lettering; the back of the button has an attached metal pin and clasp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Peter Lewis when he was the Vice President of Operations at Kingston General Hospital from 1986 to 1996.
Maker
Allied Printing
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1986
1996
circa 1986-1996
Date Remarks
Based on provenance; time Peter Lewis was at Kingston General Hospital
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
paper: off-white; green
Inscriptions
The front of the button reads, "A nurse // is a nurse // is a nurse // ALLIED PRINTING // TRADES COUNCIL // UNION LABEL // TORONTO, ONT. 13."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Depth
0.8 cm
Diameter
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Depth: 0.8 cm. x Diameter: 5.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The button arrived somewhat dusty; there is some minor discolouration (grey spots) on the paper on the outside edges of the front; the metal shows no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Person
Reference Comments
Christina Concord, "The Evolution and History of Promotional Products," Antina Promotions, Dec 3, 2018. https://www.antinapromo.com/the-evolution-and-history-of-promotional-products/
Lorna Knight, Kingston General Hospital Archives
Research Facts
In 1789, US President George Washington created commemorative buttons to mark his election. These commemorative buttons were the first promotional items to be given away.
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