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Allen's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001023
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper not present
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Accession Number
996001023
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three
panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper
not present
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Panel # 1: "Allen's // Cough // Balsam"; panel # 2: "Montreal"; panel # 3: "Davis & Lawrence
Co. Lim."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Benzedrex Inhalers [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001607
Description
Used thick paper postcard from the Leeming Miles Co. Limited to Mr. H. F. Cant; front: typed address, green one cent Canadian (imprinted) stamp of Edward VII; back: bilingual advertisement for 'Benedrex Inhalers', with a facsimile of the product.
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Accession Number
996001607
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Nasal Decongestants -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick paper postcard from the Leeming Miles Co. Limited to Mr. H. F. Cant; front: typed address, green one cent Canadian (imprinted) stamp of Edward VII; back: bilingual advertisement for 'Benedrex Inhalers', with a facsimile of the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
The Leeming Miles Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: black; red; green
Inscriptions
"Mr. H. F. Cant, // 35 Ainslie N., // Galt, Ont."; back: "CHECK YOUR BENEDREX // INHALERS AND ORDER FROM // YOUR WHOLESALER TO-DAY. // RECOMMEND FOR ... // "HEAD COLDS" // VERIFIEZ VOS INHALATEURS // BENEDREX ET COMMANDEZ DE // VOTRE GROSSISTE AUJOURD'HUI. // RECOMMANDEZ POUR ... // "RHUMES DE CERVEAU" // THE LEEMING MILES CO. LIMITED // 1 Notre Dame Street West // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; large bend / crease on right side and smaller one top right corner; very few smudge marks, but a little dirty
Copy Type
Original
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Bristamin syrup

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1977.8.6
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
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Accession Number
1977.8.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Bristol Laboratories of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: green; white
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "BRISTOL // 25 CC No. 101 // BRISTAMIN // TRADE MARK // SYRUP // Bristamin* Dihydrogen Citrate . . . . . 0.075 Gm. // Fluid Extract of Ipecac, U.S.P. . . . . 0.06 cc. // Ammonium Chloride, U.S.P. . . . . 0.347 Gm. // Sodium Citrate, U.S.P. . . . . .0.322 Gm. // Menthol, U.S.P. . . . . .0.0033 Gm. // with 1% Sodium Benzoate as preservative. // *Bristol Laboratories' Brand of Phenyltoloxamine. // BRISTOL // LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. MONTREAL "; on side of label: "PHYSICIAN'S SAMPLE // Directions: Adults—One to two // teaspoonfuls every three hours // or as required. Children: One-half // to one teaspoonful every three // hours; or as presicribed by the // physician. // Lot. No. L-1272"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001352 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, …
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Accession Number
996001352 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, a trade mark and a picture of a woman using the product; the bottle is full of Catarrhozone Ozonated Air Remedy and is sealed at the neck with a cork; (b) one piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box lists product information in English and French and was made to house (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa) in Sept. 1993.
Maker
The Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: off-white
cork: beige
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
(a) Left side embossed, "CATARRHOZONE"; right side panel embossed "MONTREAL"; front label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // VAPOR // TREATMENT // Directions on how to use the product follow."; back label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // TRADE MARK // OZONATED // AIR REMEDY // Directions on how to use the product [in English and French] follow // PROPRIETARY OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT, NO. 4086 // PRICE 50c. // THE CATARRHOZONE CO. // MONTREAL, CANADA"; (b) box front reads, "CATARRHOZONE // OZONATED AIR // REMEDY // USED TO ASSIST // IN OVERCOMING // CATARRH // COLDS, COUGHS // BRONCHITIS // ASTHMA // HAY FEVER // DEAFNESS // LA GRIPPE // THROAT TROUBLE // PRICE 50c // PREPARED ONLY BY // THE CATARRHOZONE // COMPANY // MONTREAL - CANADA"; back has same information in French; the sides have directions for product use in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; the paper labels show wear along the edges but are mostly legible; the cork is complete and undamaged; (b) the top flap has been torn off and the top back of the box is ripped; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector" (magazine) issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, p. 27; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records
Research Facts
See 996.001.269a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Davis and Lawrence Co. Limited letter

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001574
Description
Letter on letterhead paper from the office of Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd., with black and white illustration of the Davis & Lawrence factory; letter is typewritten with a blue ribbon; watermark reads "Superfine Linen Record"
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Accession Number
996001574
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Letter on letterhead paper from the office of Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd., with black and white
illustration of the Davis & Lawrence factory; letter is typewritten with a blue ribbon; watermark
reads "Superfine Linen Record"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg
Limited
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date appears as Dec. 18, 1900 on letter
Material
paper: black; buff; blue
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Office of Davis & Lawrence Co. // (Limited) // Montreal, December 18, 1900 // CANADA
// Messrs. Irwin Bros., // Low, Que. // Gentlement, // In reply to your favor of the 27th Nov.,
we beg to state // that through a mistake our traveler marked the amount of $13.58 to // be paid
in six months, which was our reason for advising draft. // However, it is quite satisfactory to
us to allow it stand until he // calls, and have so marked our books, which we trust will be
satis- // factory. // Thanking you for past favors, // We are, // Yours very truly ...."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.0 cm. x Width: 20.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Has four cross-wise folds and two lengthwise folds where the letter was folded to go in the envelope
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.414, .441, .442, .446, .447, .451-.453; CD #8
Research Facts
See also 996.001.573 & .575 -- all three items were originally in plastic envelope together
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Davis and Lawrence Company Ltd. envelope

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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001572
Description
Paper envelope from the Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd.; front: address printed in black ink; red 3c Canadian stamp; in the background in a darker yellow-tan than the envelope is the company's name and address, etc.; opened at the top and left; two postmarks on back, one on front
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Accession Number
996001572
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 the Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd.; front: address printed in black ink; red 3c
Canadian stamp; in the background in a darker yellow-tan than the envelope is the company's
name and address, etc.; opened at the top and left; two postmarks on back, one on front
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg
Limited
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: red; black; yellow-tan
Inscriptions
"Mess. JOHN WYETH & BRO. // Philadelphia, // Pa. // IN 10 DAYS RETURN TO // DAVIS & LAWRENCE COMPANY,
LTD. MONTREAL // IF NOT CALLED FOR // MANUFACTURERS // & GENERAL AGENTS // PHARMACEUTICAL &
PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.8 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very sun/age discoloured; top edge is a little ragged; back has a number of black stamp lines, and
is quite dirty with some acidic stains along top; top right flap is loose
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.414, .441, .442, .446, .447, .451-.453, .573-.575 (Davis & Lawrence); and 996.001.590,
.592, .608, .609 (John Wyeth & Bro.); CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.414 (David & Lawrence); and 996.001.590, .608 (John Wyeth & Bro.)
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Davis and Lawrence Company Ltd. envelope

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001575
Description
Envelope of medium-weight paper with postmark and 2c stamp; upper left corner has a blue and pink return address crest; address is typed with blue ribbon
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Accession Number
996001575
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Envelope of medium-weight paper with postmark and 2c stamp; upper left corner has a blue and pink
return address crest; address is typed with blue ribbon
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg
Limited
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date appears as Dec. 18, 1900 on postmark
Material
paper: black; buff; blue; pink; red
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Messrs. Irwin Bros., // Low, // Que."; upper left corner reads, "IN 10 DAYS RETURN
TO // DAVIS & LAWRENCE COMPANY LTD. // MONTREAL // IF NOT CALLED FOR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Width: 14.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front has foxing all down left edge; smudge underneath stamp; back has two postmarks and black
smudge lines covering upper third
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.414, .441, .442, .446, .447, .451-.453; CD #8
Research Facts
See also 996.001.573 & .574 -- all three items were originally in plastic envelope together
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depression drug pamphlet

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Dates
1933
circa 1933
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997037417
Description
A small rectangular pamphlet that is one piece of cardboard folded over; it is a reference for the effects of the anti-depressant Tofranil (see attached photocopy)
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Accession Number
997037417
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Depression -- drug therapy
Pamphlets
Description
A small rectangular pamphlet that is one piece of cardboard folded over; it is a reference for the effects of the anti-depressant Tofranil (see attached photocopy)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Geigy
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1933
circa 1933
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
cardboard: black; grey; white; purple
Inscriptions
The cover has a photograph of a depressed man sitting on a bench; the cover reads, "Geigy // Pr [enclosed in a box] Tofranil ® 10 mg // Fundamental // in Depression"; (see attached photocopy)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 8.8 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001061
Description
Rectangular/oval bottle; cylindrical neck with threads and screw cap; embossed words on front and back of bottle just below neck; paper labels on front and back of bottle.
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Accession Number
996001061
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular/oval bottle; cylindrical neck with threads and screw cap; embossed words on front and back of bottle just below neck; paper labels on front and back of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Nov. 1993 in Montreal
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: amber
Inscriptions
Dr. J. O. Lambert's // Cough Syrup // National Family Remedy // against // Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Catarrh, // Asthma, Croup, La Grippe etc. // Dr. J. O. Lambert, Limited // 2234-36, St. Antoine St., Montreal, Can. // Paris, Brussels - London - Troy N.Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Width: 6.4 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper labels discoloured; some residue in bottom of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001062 a-b
Description
Amber glass bottle of cough syrup with original paper box; bottle is rectangular/oval in shape with screw top; embossed writing on upper bottle just below neck; two paper labels on either side of bottle; colourful box with cream, red and blue highlights and labels.
Accession Number
996001062 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber glass bottle of cough syrup with original paper box; bottle is rectangular/oval in shape with screw top; embossed writing on upper bottle just below neck; two paper labels on either side of bottle; colourful box with cream, red and blue highlights and labels.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 17.8 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Nov. 1993 in Montreal.
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream; blue; red
Inscriptions
Dr. J.O. Lambert's // Cough Syrup // National Family Remedy // against // Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Catarrh, // Asthma, Croup, La Grippe etc. // Dr. J. O. Lambert, Limited // 2234-36, St. Antoine St., Montreal, Can. // Paris, Brussels - London - Troy N. Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box and label slightly worn, particularly around top of box where it has been opened
Copy Type
Original
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