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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003044 a-c
Description
Grey wig in a box which consists of (a) a grey "haired" wig that has short, curled grey acrylic hair attached to a webbed backing; there are also four cloth manufacturing labels attached to the inside edge of the wig; the wig is stored in a plastic box, which consists of (b) the bottom of the box t…
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Accession Number
000003044 a-c
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hair
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Grey wig in a box which consists of (a) a grey "haired" wig that has short, curled grey acrylic hair attached to a webbed backing; there are also four cloth manufacturing labels attached to the inside edge of the wig; the wig is stored in a plastic box, which consists of (b) the bottom of the box that is hollow and cylindrical with a round, green top, straight sides and a round, flat, closed bottom; there is a blue string handle that is threaded through four metal eyelets that go through the box sides; the bottom of the box is blue on the outside and orange on the inside; a lid (c) fits onto and over the bottom; the lid has a round, flat closed top and short, straight sides; the bottom of the lid is round and open; the lid is made of orange plastic.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - wig (flat) - Size: Length 30.0 cm x Width 20.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Height 9.5 cm x Diam. 14.8 cm
c - box lid - Size: Height 2.4 cm x Diam. 15.4 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Site Made (City)
Hong Kong
Site Made (Country)
China
Material
plastic: blue; orange
acrylic: grey
fabric: pink; white; black; blue
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) The labels in the inside of the wig read, "Eva Gabor // DESIGNED BY Josef OF ROME // ®"; "PROVISIONAL PATENT // UK40567" and "100% DYNEL // MODACRYCLIC FIBER // MANUFACTURED IN U.S.A. // HAIR GOODS MANUFACTURED // IN HONG KONG"; (b) the outside bottom of the box reads, "K L // MADE IN HONG KONG" and has a triangular company logo.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Condition Remarks
The wig appears to be complete, although the "hair" is somewhat scarce in spots; the box bottom and lid are complete with no damage.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #3
Images
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