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Dates
1930
1931
circa 1930-1931
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997002489 a-b
Description
A rectangular cardboard box with lid (a) with a mailing label and stamp affixed and base (b); green one cent stamp; addressed to Dr. H. C. Mabee from the Ciba Company ltd.
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Accession Number
997002489 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Postal Service
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular cardboard box with lid (a) with a mailing label and stamp affixed and base (b); green one cent stamp; addressed to Dr. H. C. Mabee from the Ciba Company ltd.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Ciba Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1931
circa 1930-1931
Date Remarks
Based on date of stamp on box lid (a)
Material
paper: brown, cream
ink: black, blue, red, green
metal: grey
tape: clear
Inscriptions
printed on lid (a): "For Dr. H. C. Mabee, // Odessa, // Ontario", "CIBA COMPANY // LIMITED // 1900 St. Antoine St. // Montreal"; handwritten on bottom (b): "Asthma // [Illeg.] // [Illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box G
Condition Remarks
Box lid (a) has been taped together and mailing label has several areas of loss; metal shows some signs of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
Owned by Dr. Horace. C. Mabee, M.D., C. M. of Kingston. Labels (997.002.490 a-d) and instructions (997.002.491) were contained within this box which was found in medicine case (997001959 a).
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
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V. D. Warning matchbook cover

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2498
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001461
Description
Cardboard matchbook warning about V.D.; one side has a soldier in a bar, drinking, with a girl coming around the corner with "VD" right behind her head; the other side has the soldier coming home to his family; only printed in red ink; no matches or striker - cut off.
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Accession Number
996001461
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention and control -- advertisements
Description
Cardboard matchbook warning about V.D.; one side has a soldier in a bar, drinking, with a girl coming around the corner with "VD" right behind her head; the other side has the soldier coming home to his family; only printed in red ink; no matches or striker - cut off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, Aug. 1995, Odessa
Maker
Rusks (?)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Date Remarks
If from the U.S.A., date would be between 1941-1945 since it is definitely WW II it appears to be depicting
Material
paper: red; cream
Inscriptions
"ALCOHOL // LEADS TO V.D. // Return home // HEALTHY // R-U-S-K-S // EXCISE TAX PAID // 3/10 // CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.4 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Age-discoloured; stains and holes were staple used to be; no matches or striker, they were cut off
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Probably given to the soldiers in World War II; if it is Canadian, dates c. 1938-1945, if American, 1941-1945
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Lucca Olive Oil label

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2565
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001528
Description
Oval-shaped thin paper label for Pure Imported Lucca Olive Oil; printing is done with black ink; adhesive is still on back.
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Accession Number
996001528
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Plant Oils -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Oval-shaped thin paper label for Pure Imported Lucca Olive Oil; printing is done with black ink; adhesive is still on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Cottel Drug Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Portland
Site Made (State)
Oregon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"PURE // IMPORTED LUCCA // OLIVE OIL. // THE BEST VIRGIN OIL. // BOTTLED BY // COTTEL DRUG CO., // N.E. Cor. First and Grant Sts., // PORTLAND, ORE."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges slightly ragged and some age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Also sold Bay Rum, Syrup of White Pine Tar Compound, etc.
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Liquid Peptonoid [advertising postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2624
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001587
Description
Used medium thickness postcard with a description of liquid peptonoids; bottom says samples to physicians on request; Arlington Chemical Company; 1 cent stamp with a Toronto Ont. postmark; around the printed manufacturer's name and address is a border, with a green bottle inside with "Liquid Pepton…
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Accession Number
996001587
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Food, Formulated -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used medium thickness postcard with a description of liquid peptonoids; bottom says samples to physicians on request; Arlington Chemical Company; 1 cent stamp with a Toronto Ont. postmark; around the printed manufacturer's name and address is a border, with a green bottle inside with "Liquid Peptonoid" written on it
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Arlington Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Date Remarks
Stamp shows George V
Material
paper: black; white; green; orange
Inscriptions
Front: "Liquid Peptonoids - The emergency nutrient // of Solid Food Value with // out solid food waste. // It provides energy and // tissue repair when ordi- // nary foods are rejected. // Liquid Peptonoids // is a restorative and mildly // stimulating food tonic that // builds up wasted // tissue. // It supplies the nutritive predigested principles of Beef, Milk and Wheat. // samples to physicians on request // The Arlington Chemical Company, Yonkers, N.Y. // 88 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Canada"; back: "Dr. L.S. Holmes // 241 Queens Ave. // London, Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.7 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Postcard is discoloured with black smudges on both sides
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
active from 1900 on
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Eskay's Neurophosphates [advertising postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2625
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001588
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
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Accession Number
996001588
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Smith Kline & French Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Date Remarks
Stamp showing George V puts date of postcard somewhere in his reign
Material
paper: black; white; orange
Inscriptions
Front reads: "MONTREAL // QUEBEC // Dr. E Boissoneault // 324 Teglar Bldg. // Edmonton, Alta."; back reads: "Palatability // In the administration of remedies, no factor, // next to efficiency, is of greater importance // than palatability."; goes on to claim that Eskay's Neurophosphates are unusually palatable, which means patients are more inclined to take them
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front shows smudging near address and below postmark; outer surface torn off at right edge below postmark; black mark on back, left edge under "Pal" of "Palatability"; postmark shows through on back
Copy Type
Original
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Oxo-ate "B" [advertising postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2626
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001589
Description
Medium thickness used postcard; front: description of drug - OXO-ATE "B" from Smith, Kline & French; back: typewritten address with a 1c postage stamp and postmarked Montreal.
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Accession Number
996001589
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic -- advertisements
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Medium thickness used postcard; front: description of drug - OXO-ATE "B" from Smith, Kline & French; back: typewritten address with a 1c postage stamp and postmarked Montreal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Date Remarks
Stamp showing George V puts date of postcard somewhere in his reign
Material
paper: black; white; orange; brown; green
Inscriptions
One side reads, "CANADA // POST CARD - CARTE POSTALE // Dr. L. Seal Holmes, // 241 Queen's Ave., // London, Ont."; the other side reads: "IN "RHEUMATIC" PAINS // OXO-ATE "B" // (Calcium OrthoIodobenzoate) // For those patients who complain of vague // "rheumatic" pains, Oxo-ate "B" is an effec- // tive analgesic and palliative. Moreover, its // prompt use in the acute stages may help to // prevent the development of a severe, crippling // arthritis. // With the new 40 tablet package, Oxo-ate "B" // is one of the most inexpensive antiarthritics // available to your patients. And its safety makes // it ideal for those cases where treatment must // be continued over a considerable period of time. // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES PHILADELPHIA AND MONTREAL // Canadian Distributors: THE LEEMING, MILES CO., LTD., MONTREAL // EST. S.K.F. 1841 // OB:PCD."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Postcard is discoloured with a black mark on front-centre-bottom
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1872
1944
circa 1872-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997037493 a-b
Description
(a) An open-bottomed rectangular box with two stamps at the upper right corner of the box top; at the middle of the long lower edge there is a semicircular indentation; threaded through the box is a woven cord, now severed.
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Accession Number
997037493 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Postal Service
Product Packaging
Description
(a) An open-bottomed rectangular box with two stamps at the upper right corner of the box top; at the middle of the long lower edge there is a semicircular indentation; threaded through the box is a woven cord, now severed.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box top - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
A. E. Long & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1872
1944
circa 1872-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of Dr. C.H. Bird
Material
cardboard: yellow-brown
paper: pale green; red; yellow
Inscriptions
(All printed): top of box: two stamps, partially obscured by dark stain: "CANADA POSTAGE // 2 Two 2 // CENTS"; second stamp is illegible except for "7 CENTS"; printed "FROM" over hand stamp: "THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO // LIMITED // TORONTO"; beneath that is a printed "TO" and the handwritten address: "DR. C.H. BIRD // GANANOQUE // ONT."; left side panel has printed text: "DOMINION // MAILING BOX // NO. 21 // MADE IN CANADA // BY // A.E. LONG & CO., LIMITED // TORONTO"; back side panel: illegible ink stamp; front side panel: ink stamp "GLASS // WITH [illeg.]"; (b) bottom has ink stamp: "THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO // LIMITED" and an illegible smear.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Condition Remarks
(a) Box top is water-stained, and acid-stained, although structurally intact; stamps are obscured by a large stain; paper covering is cracked at corners; (b) box bottom is mould-stained and shows signs of acid damage; there also appears to be moisture damage, although it remains intact; crack along left side of base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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prescription labels

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9491
Dates
1926
1979
circa 1926-1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997037559 a-f
Description
Six rectangular paper labels for listing of prescriptions; a soluble glue coating is on the reverse of label for affixing to a prescription medicine bottle.
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Accession Number
997037559 a-f
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Communication Artifacts
Description
Six rectangular paper labels for listing of prescriptions; a soluble glue coating is on the reverse of label for affixing to a prescription medicine bottle.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - label - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 7.6 cm
b - label - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 7.6 cm
c - label - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 7.6 cm
d - label - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 7.6 cm
e - label - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 7.6 cm
f - label - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1926
1979
circa 1926-1979
Date Remarks
Based on dates of Dr. H.G. Bird's practice
Material
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label in blue ink is a double line border around the perimeter of label; inside the border is printed: "H. GODFREY BIRD, M.B. // M.R.C.P. (Lond.), F.R.C.P (C.) // Telephone 595 GANANOQUE, ONT. // [double line extending the entire length of the line] // [series of dots before and following] FOR [centred and italics] // [series of dots for four lines] // RETURN BOTTLE WITH LABEL SHAKE WELL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
Labels have yellowed slightly with age.
Copy Type
Original
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elixir vitriol label

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14249
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
014002123
Description
Rectangular cream paper label for elixir vitriol and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002123
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sulfuric Acid
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Rectangular cream paper label for elixir vitriol and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
James D. B. Fraser & Son
Site Made (City)
Pictou
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ELIXIR VITRIOL // JAMES D. B. FRASER & SON, // Chemists, Pictou, N. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 3 a
Dimension Notes
Length 5.9 cm x Width 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor yellowing
Copy Type
Original
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elixir vitriol label

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14250
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
014002124
Description
Rectangular cream paper label for elixir vitriol and the manufacturer's name and address.
  1 image  
Accession Number
014002124
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sulfuric Acid
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Rectangular cream paper label for elixir vitriol and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
James D. B. Fraser & Son
Site Made (City)
Pictou
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ELIXIR VITRIOL // JAMES D. B. FRASER & SON, // Chemists, Pictou, N. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 3 a
Dimension Notes
Length 5.9 cm x Width 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
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