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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Food
Food -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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Dates
1997
circa 1997
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
005036019
Description
A newspaper clipping from the Kingston Whig Standard discussing the cookbook created by the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae; features a colour photograph of the authors in front of the Ann Baillie Building.
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Accession Number
005036019
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing -- ephemera
Food -- ephemera
Dietetics -- ephemera
Description
A newspaper clipping from the Kingston Whig Standard discussing the cookbook created by the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae; features a colour photograph of the authors in front of the Ann Baillie Building.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae.
Maker
Kingston Whig-Standard
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1997
circa 1997
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact
Material
paper: white
ink: black, grey, blue, pink
Inscriptions
Printed on front of artifact: "THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD // Companion // Nurses operate in the kitchen // GREAT GUSTO // by Greg Burliuk // ANNIVERSARY PROJECT // TURNS INTO POPULAR COOKBOOK SERIES".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 16
Dimension Notes
Length 57.7 cm x Width 31.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No tearing or staining; folded in half lengthwise and widthwise.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Cookbook was completed with recipes from Alumni with 2,000 recipes submitted by 300 grads. Co-author Cheryl (Cassidy) Johnston took two years to compile the finla recipe list. Cookbook is titles "A Century of Caring 1888-1988" was released in 1987 and sold more than 4,000 copies (Aug 1997). A second cookbook was published in 1995 "A Century and More of Caring" wher another 1,200 recipes were submitted for consideration.
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