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ascorbic acid tablets

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001212 a-b
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal threaded cap (b); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is full of round tablets; neck is stuffed with cotton.
Accession Number
000001212 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal threaded cap (b); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is full of round tablets; neck is stuffed with cotton.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
glass: brown
paper: red; cream
metal: black; silver
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 C.T. No. 783 // ASCORBIC // ACID // VITAMIN C // COMPRESSED // TABLETS // 10 MG. // STOCK No. 25-783-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // L C 181 C"; right side: "DOSE – As directed by the // physician"; left side: "MEDICAMENTA VERA P D & Co."; bottom: "A 2 // 9 // 4105C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 3 Row D
Length
a - 7.5 cm
Width
a - 3.6 cm
Depth
a - 2.4 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowed, abraded and dirty; ink fading; cap corroding around edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Ba-cu Indian Tonic

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.58
Description
A moulded, clear, flat glass bottle with a short, narrow neck and sloping shoulders and a wide rim; fluted decoration on shoulder; embossed; a badly damaged label covers the front side.
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Accession Number
1991.17.58
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A moulded, clear, flat glass bottle with a short, narrow neck and sloping shoulders and a wide rim; fluted decoration on shoulder; embossed; a badly damaged label covers the front side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: transparent
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "3 x ii / 1"; printed on label: "Ba-Cu // Indian Tonic // Manufacturer 104 Barton S & E Hamilton, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label discoloured, with considerable losses, making it difficult to read..
Copy Type
Original
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bottle of cod liver oil

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Royal Ontario Museum Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000038001 a-b
Description
An empty rectangular clear glass bottle (a) with distinct moulded lip and screw threadings; embossed on the back of the bottle is a man holding a fish over his shoulder; with metal cap (b)
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Accession Number
000038001 a-b
Collection
Royal Ontario Museum Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An empty rectangular clear glass bottle (a) with distinct moulded lip and screw threadings; embossed on the back of the bottle is a man holding a fish over his shoulder; with metal cap (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Diam. 21.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Diam. 9.5 cm
Provenance
This bottle was used in a study collection at the Royal Ontario Museum, located in Toronto, Ontario.
Maker
Scott and Brown
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on other similar items in the collection.
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 A
Condition Remarks
Cap has significant rust and small hole; inside bottle has residue including a black splotch.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Medical Information Hong Kong Web site; CD #11
Research Facts
Scott's Cod Liver Oil is used to maintain healthy tissues and promote strong bones and teeth.
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Burdock Blood Bitters

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001156
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
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Accession Number
996001156
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased but no additional information available.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd. // Burdock // Blood // Bitters // Toronto, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.4 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mentioned in "The Great American Fraud", p. 21; artifact 996.001.664 indicates product was marketed as a restorative.
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Burdock Blood Bitters

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001157
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck with screw-on metal cap.
Accession Number
996001157
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck with screw-on metal cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased but no additional information available.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
Inscriptions
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd. // Burdock // Blood // Bitters // Toronto, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.8 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lid rusted badly
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mentioned in "The Great American Fraud", p. 21; artifact 996.001.664 indicates product was marketed as a restorative
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Bynin Liquid Malt

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001330
Description
Very large cylindrical amber bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with flat top and squared edges; there are two printed paper labels attached to the front and back of the bottle; the bottle is half full of liquid malt and is sealed with a cork which has a paper seal on it.
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Accession Number
996001330
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Very large cylindrical amber bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with flat top and squared edges; there are two printed paper labels attached to the front and back of the bottle; the bottle is half full of liquid malt and is sealed with a cork which has a paper seal on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa) in Feb.1994.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Lindsay
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: beige; blue
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Front label reads, "TRADE MARK // A.D. 1715 // "Bynin" // TRADE MARK // LIQUID MALT // A HIGHLY NUTRITIVE FOOD // AND VALUABLE AID TO DIGESTION // Product uses listed // DOSE [listed] // NET CONTENTS 80 FLUID OUNCES // Manufactured in Canada by // Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd. // (Founded at Old Plough Court) // Lombard Street in the City of // London, A.D. 1715) // LINDSAY, Ont."; back label lists the same information in French; bottle bottom embossed "6"; paper label on cork reads, "CARTER CUMMINGS & CO., LTD // WINDSOR, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.5 cm. x Diam. : 12.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips or cracks and only minor wear; the two paper labels are stained, but are complete and and fully legible; the cork and its paper seal show minor wear, but are complete; the cork seals the bottle and does not leak
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
For use as a vitamin supplement and digestion aid
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002059
Description
Empty rectangular cod liver oil glass bottle with sloped shoulders tapered at long neck without cork stopper; several minor bubbles in blown glass; cream paper manufacturer's label on bottle's front face with logo, directions for use and an assertion of the product's effectiveness; product used to …
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Accession Number
014002059
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular cod liver oil glass bottle with sloped shoulders tapered at long neck without cork stopper; several minor bubbles in blown glass; cream paper manufacturer's label on bottle's front face with logo, directions for use and an assertion of the product's effectiveness; product used to treat colds and pulmonary illnesses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
T. Eaton Drug Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original documents
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle's base: "176"; printed on label: "SPECIAL // EMULSION // OF PURE // COD LIVER // OIL // WITH HYPOPHOSPHITES // LIME AND SODA // A Reliable Remedy for // Pulmonary Diseases, Coughs, // Colds and General Debility // The T. EATON DRUG CO. LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA"; stamped on label in blue ink: "1947"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 24.3 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor discoloration of paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Domestic drugs were found in many department store catalogues such as Eatons and Sears and could be delivered through the mail..
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couch grass liquid extract

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Dates
1962
circa 1962
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 6.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: brown
metal: black; silver
paper: white; red; blue; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "1 POUND (12 Fl. Oz.) // IRRADOL-A // CONTAINING / HALIVER OIL, OTHER FISH // LIVER OILS AND IRRADIATED // ERGOSTEROL // COMBINED WITH // OTHER VITAMINS, IRON AND // MALT EXTRACT (NON-DIASTATIC) // 2.25 [underlined] GAL [handwritten] // MEDICAMENTA
VERA
PD [see sketch of logo on accession sheet] STANDARDIZED // Irradol–A–Reg. T.M. // Stock 22-67-55 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "L [encircled] P112A – GA [stamped] // FORMULA 1 GRAM 1 FL. OZ. // Vitamin A*..................440 I.U. 18000 I.U. // Vitamin D..................68 I.U. // Vitamin B1 ["1" subscripted] (Thiamine Hydrochloride)......0.1 mg. 4 mg. // Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 ["2" subscripted]).............0.08 mg. 3.2 mg // Niacinamide (Nicotinamide)...........[illeg.] mg. 40 mg. // Iron and Ammonium Citrate, Green.......1/10 gr. 4 gr. // In a palatable base containing Malt Extract. // *Derived from Halibut and other fish liver oils."; left side: "AVERAGE DAILY DOSE – 2 teaspoonfuls. // May be taken during or after meals, either plain or mixed with // milk, orange juice or water. // Anchorglass [embossed]"; bottom: "L – 223 // 3 4 // H [over a stylized anchor; embossed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Jar is sound; label slightly yellowed, some spots of discolouration; lid dusty, corroding slightly around edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Damiana compound

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Dates
1948
circa 1948
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000001175 a-b
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle (b) with cylindrical neck and metal screw-on cap (c); paper label on front; bottle is wrapped in paper (a) that is now torn, and has a round fluorescent orange sticker on the back; bottle is 3/4 full of round brown tablets and neck is stuffed with cotton.
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Accession Number
000001175 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Aphrodisiacs
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle (b) with cylindrical neck and metal screw-on cap (c); paper label on front; bottle is wrapped in paper (a) that is now torn, and has a round fluorescent orange sticker on the back; bottle is 3/4 full of round brown tablets and neck is stuffed with cotton.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a -paper
b - bottle
c - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1948
circa 1948
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: amber
metal: black; silver
paper: white; red; cream; black; orange; brown
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) Right side: "ED // 90"; bottom: "JW"; (b) front: "100 C.C.T. No. 73 // DAMIANA // COMPOUND // No. 1 // CHOCOLATE-COLORED // TABLETS // Ext. Damiana 2 gr. // Zinc Phosphide // 1/7 gr. // Ext. Nux Vomica // B.P. – 1/4 gr. // DOSE – 1 tablet as // directed by the // physician. // C779992 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; bottom: "2 // 4106–C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row A
Length
a - 9.6 cm
b - 9.3 cm
Width
a - 4.2 cm b - 4.0 cm
Depth
a - 2.6 cm
b - 2.5 cm
Diameter
c - 2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper wrapping is torn on both sides and across front; bottle dusty; label slightly yellowed; cap corroding, especially around edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
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= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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