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The Priscilla War Work Book [instructional knitting booklet]

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Dates
1917
Collection
Dr. Mary E. Benians Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
999044003
Description
Instructional 32-page softcover knitting booklet with two-staple binding; white pages printed with black ink; inside are illustrated knitting instructions endorsed by the American Red Cross for sweaters, helmets, socks, mittens, caps, memorial quilt, and comfort kits for servicemen; knitting instr…
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Accession Number
999044003
Author
Elsa Barsaloux
Collection
Dr. Mary E. Benians Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Red Cross -- handbooks
Clothing
War
Description
Instructional 32-page softcover knitting booklet with two-staple binding; white pages printed with black ink; inside are illustrated knitting instructions endorsed by the American Red Cross for sweaters, helmets, socks, mittens, caps, memorial quilt, and comfort kits for servicemen; knitting instructions for boy scouts, age 12 to 14, including sweaters, gloves, stockings, capes, scarf and mittens; instructions for hot-water bottle cover, eye bandage, wash-cloth and nurses' mitt on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Mary E. (Benians) Mclean
Maker
The Priscilla Publishing Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1917
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "The // Priscilla War Work Book // INCLUDING DIRECTIONS FOR KNITTED // GARMENTS AND COMFORT KITS // FROM THE // American Red Cross // AND KNITTED GARMENTS FOR // THE BOY SCOUT // BY // ELSA BARSALOUX // PRICE, 25 CENTS // PUBLISHED BY // The Priscilla Publishing Company // 85 Broad Street, Boston, Mass. // Copyright, 1917, by The Priscilla Publishing Company // Trade Mark Reg. U.S. Patent Office // All rights reserved // Copyright in Great Britain and the Colonies"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 26.6 cm x Width 19.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Booklet is yellowed with brown marks and slightly crinkled; pages are worn, with some pages ripped, at binding; first page is completely detached from last page
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Mary E. (Benians) Mclean; CD #8.
Research Facts
Dr. Mary (Benians) Mclean started her medical career in the 1960s, and worked at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital and the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
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