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graduation pin set

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Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of th…
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Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
Anniversaries and Special Events
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- school
Mental Health -- professional -- nurse
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of the plaque.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - plaque
b - 1st pin
c - 2nd pin
d - 3rd pin
e - 4th pin
f - 5th pin
g - 6th pin
h - 7th pin
Provenance
Displayed in a gallery at PCCC Mental Health Services; owned by the School of Nursing Alumnae of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
F. T. Moon
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Date Remarks
The date is engraved on the plaque
Material
metal: yellow; white, red, green, blue, silver
Inscriptions
"1886 GRADUATION PINS 1971" engraved in the centre of the plaque and on the back; "MADE BY F.T. MOON 1975" engraved on the lower left corner "R H K" printed on the front of the first pin and "A. Porter // 1908" engraved on the back "PROVINCIAL - HOSPITALS - ONTARIO -" printed on the front of the second pin and "STERLING" embossed on the back "PROVINCIAL // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the third pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fourth pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fifth pin with "EDWARDS // IOM L" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITAL // SCHOOL // OF NURSING" printed on the front of the sixth pin with "M. P. DEYO // 1968 // ALLISON IDK" engraved on the back "ONTARIO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL // SCHOOL OF NURSING" printed on the front of the seventh pin with "STERLING" printed on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
a - plaque - Length 30.9 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - 1st pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diam 2.2 cm
c - 2nd pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
d - 3rd pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
e - 4th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
f - 5th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
g - 6th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
h - 7th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Plaque has some damage and scuff marks, particularly around the edges and corners; the pins are in very good condition
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The pins represent the range of styles given out to School of Nursing graduates between 1886 and 1971 although the earliest pin is actually only from 1908; the owner of the sixth pin was killed and her mother gave the pin to the alumnae.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, (b): Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016.
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