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Dates
1907
circa 1907
Collection
Dr. William Powles Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
002009001
Description
Postcard, a rectangular piece of stiff paper with a colour-tinted image of Rockwood Asylum on the front and a handwritten address, message, and one-cent stamp on the back; Note: item is missing.
  1 image  
Accession Number
002009001
Collection
Dr. William Powles Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Hospitals -- pictorial works
Description
Postcard, a rectangular piece of stiff paper with a colour-tinted image of Rockwood Asylum on the front and a handwritten address, message, and one-cent stamp on the back; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Given to donor by a friend several years ago; donor used to work at KPH.
Maker
Henry Wade
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1907
circa 1907
Date Remarks
Based on date of postcard message
Material
paper: cream; green
ink: black; red; green; yellow
Inscriptions
Red printing on the front reads, "Rockwood Asylum, Portsmouth."; handwriting on front reads, "You were asking about the // M–d Hes [sic] living I guess – // I hope so any way. Don't you? Yours Truly, E.R.M."; handwriting on the back reads, "Miss BErtie English. // 352 Gladstone Ave., // Ottawa, Ont. // Sharpton Feb 23rd ["rd" suberscripted] /07. // Dear Bertie, // I didn't send the // card you were asking about but // I did send you a letter . . ."; see photo and attached photocopy for additional marks.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 13.9 cm x Width 8.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper has yellowed slightly; corners slightly bent; no tears or stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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Eastern Dairy School, Kingston [commercial postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2506
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
996001469
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card of Eastern Dairy School, Kingston, Ont.; chromolithograph (building is now Regional Public Health Laboratory).
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001469
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Schools -- pictorial works
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card of Eastern Dairy School, Kingston, Ont.; chromolithograph (building is now Regional Public Health Laboratory).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
International Fine Art Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Date Remarks
Postmarked Aug. 9, 1929
Material
paper: green; ochre; blue-grey; black; buff; white; blue
Inscriptions
Front reads: "Eastern Dairy School - Kingston, Ont."; back reads, "Mrs. D.P. Frederick // Potts Grove // Pa // U.S.A. // Am having a // nice time // Shall think // of you all on // Sunday // Hilda // Post card // Correspondence // Address // Published by International Fine Art Co. Ltd., Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.0 cm. x Width: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some of outer coating torn off, top left corner; small bend, lower left corner; some of outer coating torn off, lower right corner; postmark visible on front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
1902 British Whig Almanac, Kingston, Ont., p. 53
Research Facts
Maintained by the Ontario Government to teach cheesemakers; drilled in theory and practice of making Canadian cheddar cheese, testing milk, preparing "starters"
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greetings postcard

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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.
  2 images  
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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John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist [business envelope]

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Dates
1873
circa 1873
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001547
Description
Paper envelope from John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist; back has an advertisement for the establishment listing what products available, etc.; opened along left edge; printed and handwritten in black ink; two Canadian 3 cent stamps.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001547
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist; back has an advertisement for the establishment listing what products available, etc.; opened along left edge; printed and handwritten in black ink; two Canadian 3 cent stamps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
John T. Wait
Site Made (City)
Arnprior
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1873
circa 1873
Date Remarks
Posted in 1873 - mark is faint, but label states date
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
Front: "IF NOT CALLED FOR WITHIN TEN // DAYS PLEASE RETURN TO // JOHN T. WAIT, // Chemist and Druggist, // ARNPRIOR ONT. // Miss Jane Wait // Canton // N.Y. // Care [?] Marvin [?] R. Wait Esq"; back: "JOHN T. WAIT // WHOLESALE AND RETAIL // CHEMIST & DRUGGIST // ARNPRIOR ONT. // DEALER IN // Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, // PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, // Oils, Turpentine, Putty, Brushes, // COMBS, PAINTS, VARNISHES, DIE-STUFFS, &C"; lists what else is sold there, patent medicines, etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very sun/age discoloured; some staining all over envelope, left edge (where opened) a little crumbly with a fair-sized notch taken out of the centre
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Ontario Drugstores & Druggists"
Research Facts
John T. Wait - a wholesale/retail chemist & druggist from 1866-1909; also so ld wine & spirits
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Northrop & Lyman [business envelope]

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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001548
Description
Paper envelope from Northrop & Lyman to Mr. Geo. Douglass; yellow paper both printed and handwritten in black ink; Canadian 3c stamp; back has the name of the company it is from and the date it arrived; opened at the top.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001548
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from Northrop & Lyman to Mr. Geo. Douglass; yellow paper both printed and handwritten in black ink; Canadian 3c stamp; back has the name of the company it is from and the date it arrived; opened at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman
Site Made (City)
Newcastle
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Mailed in March, 1872, so made slightly before then
Material
paper: yellow
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
"NORTHROP & LYMAN // Wholesale Dealers in // PATENT MEDICINES, // Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Trusses, &c. // Newcastle, Ont. // Mr. Geo. Douglas // Manilla // Ont."; back: "Northrop & Lyman // 27 Mar // 1872"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight staining and age/sun discolouration; back: envelope flap has been torn away at the narrower ends of the flap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
1862-1874 Northrop & Lyman were a wholesale chemical & druggist medicine manufacturers; later moved to Toronto; 1881-1890, N & L. Co.; 1890-1910, N & L. Co. Ltd; 1898-1930
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E. M. Estey, Manufacturing Pharmacist [business envelope]

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Dates
1886
circa 1886
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001549
Description
Paper envelope from E. M. Estey, a manufacturing pharmacist; left 3rd has typical pharmacist symbol (hourglass container and rod) with scroll down the front; 3c stamp; printed and written in black ink; opened along right edge.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001549
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from E. M. Estey, a manufacturing pharmacist; left 3rd has typical pharmacist symbol (hourglass container and rod) with scroll down the front; 3c stamp; printed and written in black ink; opened along right edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
E. M. Estey
Site Made (City)
Moncton
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1886
circa 1886
Date Remarks
Date mailed
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
"VERO NIHIL VERUS // E. M. ESTEY // MANUFACTURING // PHARMACIST // & CHEMIST. // MEDICAL HALL // MONCTON, N.B. // SOLE PROPRIETOR OF // PHILODERMA // FOR THE // HANDS // ESTEY'S IRON AND QUININE TONIC // THE KING OF // BLOOD PURIFIERS // & OTHER STANDARD PREPARATIONS // GEO. BISHOP ENG & PTE. CO. MONTREAL // K. P. Forbes Esq. // Richibucton, N.B."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some staining along top edge and back; a little dirty; minimal sun/ege discolouration
Copy Type
Original
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Coulter Vaporizer Mfg. Co. [business envelope]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001550
Description
Rectangular cream paper business envelope from the Coulter Vaporizer Mfg. Co.; left third has facsimile of the vaporizer in red ink; half of the back is ripped off; tape along a larger rip; one cent Canadian stamp, all but marked out from a postmark.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001550
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Rectangular cream paper business envelope from the Coulter Vaporizer Mfg. Co.; left third has facsimile of the vaporizer in red ink; half of the back is ripped off; tape along a larger rip; one cent Canadian stamp, all but marked out from a postmark.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Coulter Vaporizer Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
date marked
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; yellow; white; red
Inscriptions
"RETURN IN FIVE DAYS TO // THE // Coulter Vaporizer Mfg. Co. // DOMINION BANK // BUILDING // Cor. King and Yonge Sts., // TORONTO // Perfumer and Deodorizer // Attachment // DR. COULTER'S // Combined Vaporizer and Inhaler. // THE CHAMPION VOLATILIZER // Dr. A. H. Houph [?] // St. Catherines // Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.6 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Half of the back has been torn off; tape is holding a large rip near the top middle (tape is staining the envelope); some age / sun discolouration and a little dirty
Copy Type
Original
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Fulford & Co. [business envelope]

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Dates
1888
circa 1888
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001551
Description
Paper envelope from Fulford & Co. to Mr. R. H. Walsh; left 3rd has an ad for Nasal Balm with a white 6-pronged "star" filled with what it cures; black ink used for printing & handwriting; 3 cent stamp; opened along right side.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001551
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from Fulford & Co. to Mr. R. H. Walsh; left 3rd has an ad for Nasal Balm with a white 6-pronged "star" filled with what it cures; black ink used for printing & handwriting; 3 cent stamp; opened along right side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Fulford & Co.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1888
circa 1888
Date Remarks
Post mark
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
"If not Called for in Ten Days // Return to // NASAL BALM // CURES // HAY FEVER // CATARRHAL DEAFNESS // COLD IN THE HEAD // ROSE COLD // HEADACHE // CATARRH // FULFORD & CO., // BROCKVILLE, Ont. // Mr. R.H. Walsh // Ormstown [?] // P.Q."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured; an inkstain on the front near "P.Q.", and a few marks on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Chemist & druggist, exchange broker, etc.; Fulford & Co. operated from 1875-1892, although the company was around from 1866-1872; known just as W.M. Fulford
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E. Miller and Co. [business postcard]

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001552
Description
Used paper private postcard; front: testimonial for Miller's Compound Iron Pills, yellow 1cent stamp and address; back: short message and some math doodling in darker ink.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001552
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used paper private postcard; front: testimonial for Miller's Compound Iron Pills, yellow 1cent stamp and address; back: short message and some math doodling in darker ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
E. Miller & Co.
Site Made (City)
Dresden
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Postmarked Oct. 31, 1896
Material
paper: black; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "Mr. John Gough, Dresden, Ont., says: --- "Miller's // Compound Iron Pills cured my daughter of St. // Vistus' dance." // (Private Post Card) // N.A. Purdy & Co. // Toronto // Ont // FROM // E. MILLER & CO., // Manufacturing Chemists, // Dresden. Ontario."; back: "Dresden, Oct. 31 - 96 // Please send with next weeks ledgers // One each nos 19.20.30.31. ledger vol. 53 // Please continue sending 5 weeklies // Risf [ ? ] // E. Miller & C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured and dirty; two small tears, bottom edge near right; left side curves back; two small tears, top edge, near middle; right edge, middle to bottom is slightly torn and bent
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
E. Miller & Co. operated between 1878-1897, while a single E. Miller operated between 1895-1899
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S. McDiarmid Wholesale Druggist [business postcard]

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001553
Description
Used thick paper postcard from Geo. P. Trites, a representative of S. McDiarmid, wholesale druggist; front left third is a facsimile in blue ink of the drug store; yellow 1c stamp; back has a printed note, with date and a little note added in.
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Accession Number
996001553
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick paper postcard from Geo. P. Trites, a representative of S. McDiarmid, wholesale druggist; front left third is a facsimile in blue ink of the drug store; yellow 1c stamp; back has a printed note, with date and a little note added in.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
S. McDiarmid
Site Made (City)
St. John
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Postmarked and dated Aug. 21, 1896
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, yellow
Inscriptions
"PRIVATE POSTAL CARD // J. A. Craig Esq // Yarmouth // N.S. // King Street, Cor. Germain."; back: "S. McDiarmid // Wholesale Druggist. // St. John, N.B., Aug. 21st 1896 // Dear Sir: // I will have the pleasure of calling // on you in a few days. // Kindly reserve orders, // Yours respectfully, Geo. P. Trites // Monday night // mail [?] for me // G.P.T."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Pretty age/sun discoloured; back is slightly stained and smudged from the ink
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Geo. P. Trites was working for T.B. Barker & Sons in 1898 -- McDiarmid may have been sold / bought out / renamed, since the address (47 & 49 King St.) is similar, or he may have switched to Barker's
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