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graduation greeting card

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Dates
1928
circa 1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Ephemera
Greeting Card
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Ephemera
Greeting Card
Accession Number
996028027
Description
A one-page, pale pink paper card with thin gold trim; in the top left corner there is an illustration of a butterfly on a small bouquet of pink, blue and red flowers with green leaves against a black circular background; a second bouquet of only three flowers against a circular black background app…
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Accession Number
996028027
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Ephemera
Greeting Card
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Commemorative
Ephemera
Greeting Card
MeSH Heading
Education, Nursing -- ephemera
Nurses -- correspondence
Description
A one-page, pale pink paper card with thin gold trim; in the top left corner there is an illustration of a butterfly on a small bouquet of pink, blue and red flowers with green leaves against a black circular background; a second bouquet of only three flowers against a circular black background appears in the right corner; card is printed with a poem in black lettering.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1928 Graduate.
Maker
Rust Craft
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Date Remarks
The card refers to Valleau's graduation in May of 1928
Material
paper: pale pink
ink: black, pink, green, yellow, blue
Inscriptions
"CONGRATULATIONS // TO YOU // May this joy that comes to // you // Be like a sunny ray // That never fades or dims its // light, // But shines through every // day."; signed in ink as "B Bailne" (?); reverse, at bottom, "10742 HANDPAINTED // RUST CRAFT BOSTON U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 7
Length
12.5 cm
Width
9.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm. x Width 9.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Surface exhibits some grime; top right corner has had a small (2 mm) portion folded forward; reverse has a partially rubbed-out pencil mark (?) on top left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Newsletter
Reference Comments
NEWS-LETTER, DEDHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM, "THE RUST CRAFT GREETING CARD COMPANY", http://dedhamhistorical.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/January-2017-Newsletter.pdf
Research Facts
The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company began in 1906 as a bookshop in Kansas City, Missouri. Fred Winslow Rust, owner of the bookshop, created and printed what was believed to be the first Christmas card, with a brief message in two colors on heavy tan paper. The company introduced Braille cards for the visually impaired. They later moved to Boston.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the …
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Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Diagnostic Imaging
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the tube and affix it firmly to the mount.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 56.0 cm x Diam. 17.8 cm
b - mount - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
c - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
MacAlaster Wiggin Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Patent dates given on item: 1915, 1917
Material
glass: clear; translucent violet
metal: silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Around a circle: "MACALASTER WIGGIN CO."; under this: "Patented 15, 1915 // Nov. 20, 1917 // Pat. No. 1 [illeg.] 090-16"; inside a curved box: "VICTOR" then, "MADE IN BOSTON // TUNGSTEN // 6074"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-8
Condition Remarks
Tube rests starting to disintegrate; #2: glass bubble has no cracks; smaller glass bubbles have air holes in them; several scratches in glass at one end; metal within glass shows signs of use; minor scratching and some minor discolouration; wood shows some signs of use; scratches and some stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
Images
Less detail