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Pharmacy in Dingbat Land [Dingbat poster]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4372
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
000006023
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  1 image  
Accession Number
000006023
Author
Frosst
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts various types of work in a pharmacy as a comical cartoon; three plants, a crow, two snakes and nine figures appear in the poster's apothecary scene; each figure has two big eyes, two antennae on the forehead, and two insect front legs growing from one ear, mostly on the left; the male figures are bald but the female figures have hair; some figures are dressed in lab coats and in a nurse's uniform; abacus is used at the sales counter; there are humorous signs on the apothecary items; a book entitled "Pharmacopeia Dingbat," "Herudo Medicinalis" on a jar, and "Eau de Vie" on a bottle's label
The artist's signature, "Alex McLaren," is printed as a part of the picture, at the lower right corner; the title of the picture, "PHARMACY // IN DINGBAT LAND" is printed on the plaque on the frame; the printer's square trademark on each corner reads "Frosst" in red letters on a black border on a red maple leaf in a red circle; the border is edged in red outside of the maple leaf; the background is black inside and outside of the circle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Frosst
Material
paper: all colours
Inscriptions
"PHARMACY // IN DINGBAT LAND", "Alex McLaren", "Frosst"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Dimension Notes
Length 41.7 cm x Width 35.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The back is pale beige due to discolouration (discolouration on the front cannot be estimated); the top and bottom edges have been cut off and lost; there are minor tears on the left and right edges; there are nine pinholes; a remnant of adhesive tape is stuck on each of the four corners; three rusty stains from staples pressed on the back near the bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Weighty Problems in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14725
Dates
1961
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032025
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032025
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside all trying to help a very injured Dingbat patient; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1962; floral design around calendar page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Charles E. Frosst Co.
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "WEIGHTY PROBLEMS // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED // FOUNDED 1899 // JANUARY 1962" with calendar dates and product information following.
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Orthopaedics in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14727
Dates
1962
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032024
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032024
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside creating an orthopaedic brace for a patient; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1963 only the month of January 1963 is still attached; floral design around calendar page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Charles E. Frosst Co.
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1962
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "ORTHOPAEDICS // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED // FOUNDED 1899 // JANUARY 1963" with calendar dates and product information following.
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Occupational Therapy in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14726
Dates
1963
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032023
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032023
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside doing different occupational therapies supervised by a nurse; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1964 only the month of January 1964 is still attached; floral design around calendar page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Charles E. Frosst Co.
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED // FOUNDED 1899 // JANUARY 1964" with calendar dates and product information following.
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Alimentary Problems in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14724
Dates
1964
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032022
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032022
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside receiving treatment for different medical issues; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1965 only the month of January 1965 is still attached; floral design around calendar page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Charles E. Frosst Co.
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "AILMENTARY PROBLEMS // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED // FOUNDED 1899 // JANUARY 1965" with calendar dates and product information following.
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Earnosethroatology in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14722
Dates
1965
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032021
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032021
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside receiving treatment for issues with their ears, noses or throats; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1966 with a floral design around calendar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "EARNOSETHROATOLOGY // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED // FOUNDED 1899 // JANUARY 1966" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Blood Donor Clinic in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14720
Dates
1966
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032020
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032020
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside donating blood in various stages of recovery and donating; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1967 and a full page of January 1967 still attached with a floral design around calendar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "BLOOD DONOR CLINIC IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // JANUARY 1967" with calendar dates and product information following.
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Centenial Celebrations in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14721
Dates
1967
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032019
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032019
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats outside all taking part in the celebrations; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1968.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "CENTENIAL CELEBRATIONS IN // DINGBAT LAND // Charkes E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // JANUARY 1968" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Fluoroscopy In Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14723
Dates
1968
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032018
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032018
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside watching one individual get fluoroscopic images done while some run the electric power and others wait their turn; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1969 and a full page of January 1969 still attached with a floral design around calendar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "BLOOD DONOR CLINIC IN DINGBAT LAND // Charkes E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // JANUARY 1969" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
Images
Less detail

Pharmacy in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14719
Dates
1969
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032017 a-b
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
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Accession Number
997032017 a-b
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside a cave some are working behind the pharmacy counter while others are customers; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1970; the original paper tube with mailing information and the date 1970.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - calendar b - mailing tube
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "PHARMACY // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charkes E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // JANUARY 1970" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
a - Storage Room 2005
2005-5
b - Storage Room 2005
2005-4-5
Length
a - 67.3 b - 40.5
Width
a - 35.8
Depth
a - 0.1
Diameter
b - 5.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube; minor wear on tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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