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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003282
Description
Barber's case, which consists of a handmade, rectangular leather case; its seams are held together by leather cross-stitch; it has a flat bottom, smooth sides, and a metal zipper running across the centre of the top side; the inside surfaces are rough suede, while the outer surfaces are a reddish-b…
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Accession Number
000003282
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Description
Barber's case, which consists of a handmade, rectangular leather case; its seams are held together by leather cross-stitch; it has a flat bottom, smooth sides, and a metal zipper running across the centre of the top side; the inside surfaces are rough suede, while the outer surfaces are a reddish-brown painted finished leather; two semicircular leather handles are affixed to the long edges of the top end with four metal connectors and leather stitching; a white rectangular fabric label is attached with adhesive to the top end, between the zipper and one handle; there is an irregular rectangular pouch pocket with a round brown and gold metal snap sewn to the front with leather stitches.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Based on date on documents found in case
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
leather: red-brown
fabric: brown; white; red
Inscriptions
"LIGHTNING" is stamped into the metal zipper pull; the white fabric label reads "CHS." in black ink, and "GRAY" in red stitches.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 30.7 cm x Width 28.7 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The leather of the barber case was moderately scuffed and worn, but all stitching was intact, and there were no tears or holes; the bright red colouring on the inside surfaces revealed that the outer colouring has faded somewhat; metal parts showed no signs of corrosion; the fabric surrounding the zipper was discoloured from wear; the case was dusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired KPH RN; CD #4
Research Facts
Used by patient and barber at KPH, a veteran; arrived with artifacts 000.003.283-.297
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bathtub restraint

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4566
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
000003063
Description
Canvas continuous bathtub restraint that is made of heavy canvas cut into an elongated oval shape with one flattened end; the top of the restraint has three large, flat canvas-covered hooks; there are four heavy long straps sewn onto the restraint (across from right to left); the ends of the straps…
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Accession Number
000003063
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Restraint, Physical
Protective Clothing
Textiles
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- patient care
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- patient -- clothing
Mental Health -- patient -- restraints
Description
Canvas continuous bathtub restraint that is made of heavy canvas cut into an elongated oval shape with one flattened end; the top of the restraint has three large, flat canvas-covered hooks; there are four heavy long straps sewn onto the restraint (across from right to left); the ends of the straps have metal buckles that allow them to join together.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
fabric: off-white; grey
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top and bottom of the restraint have the word "ONE" written on in marker.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-V1-4 Box 3
Dimension Notes
Length 161.5 x Width 240.0 x Depth 6.5 cm (including straps)
Condition Remarks
The canvas is complete and shows some staining, but no tears or holes; one of the straps is broken; the metal pieces show some wear and minor loss of plating, but no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #4
Research Facts
Most likely used during continuous bath therapy to securely hold the patient in the bathtub.
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doily [patient craft]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4554
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003051
Description
Flat, oval-shaped white cotton fabric doily that has an embroidered floral and geometric design at the top, bottom, right and left sides; the outer edges below the designs are scalloped and the rest are flat; the needlework has been done by hand, and all four designs are the same.
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Accession Number
000003051
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- occupational therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- rehabilitation
Mental Health -- treatment -- therapy -- crafts
Mental Health -- treatment -- therapy -- art therapy
Description
Flat, oval-shaped white cotton fabric doily that has an embroidered floral and geometric design at the top, bottom, right and left sides; the outer edges below the designs are scalloped and the rest are flat; the needlework has been done by hand, and all four designs are the same.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Patient at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
BOX 18
Dimension Notes
Length 56.6 cm x Width 52.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The cloth has no tears or holes, but some staining is visible; there is one long, thin brown stain that runs the length of the runner and five other small stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #3
Research Facts
Done as an occupational therapy project by a patient at KPH.
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doily [patient craft]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4561
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003058
Description
A round doily, which consists of a round, flat cloth central piece with crocheted scalloped edges.
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Accession Number
000003058
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- occupational therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- rehabilitation
Mental Health -- treatment -- therapy -- crafts
Mental Health -- treatment -- therapy -- art therapy
Description
A round doily, which consists of a round, flat cloth central piece with crocheted scalloped edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
fabric: white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Box 8
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 x Width 21.0 x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: The cloth shows minor wear, but no tears or holes; the front shows one small, dark brown stain, a lighter ring stain and a water stain.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #3
Research Facts
Possibly made by a patient as occupational therapy.
Exhibit History
In case 3 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000; Main lobby, Westwood building, K.P.H.
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doily [patient craft]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4562
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003059
Description
A square doily, which consists of a square, flat cloth central piece with a wide white cotton crocheted border, rounded at each corner.
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Accession Number
000003059
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- occupational therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- rehabilitation
Mental Health -- treatment -- therapy -- crafts
Mental Health -- treatment -- therapy -- art therapy
Description
A square doily, which consists of a square, flat cloth central piece with a wide white cotton crocheted border, rounded at each corner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Box 8
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 x Width 20.3 x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
2007: repaired small gaps and broken links; #1: The cloth shows some wear; there are no tears, but two small holes are visible; the crocheted border is broken in several places and one corner is unravelling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital nurse
Research Facts
Possibly made by a patient as occupational therapy.
Exhibit History
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016. In case 3 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000.
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The Experience of Electroshock Therapy [oil painting]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12235
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Dr. Mary E. Benians Collection
Category
Art
Painting, oil
Visual Communication
Mental Health
Classification
Art
Painting, oil
Visual Communication
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Archival, Images
Archival, Mental Health
Accession Number
000026001
Description
Unframed abstract oil painting on prepared artist board depicting electroshock therapy.
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Accession Number
000026001
Collection
Dr. Mary E. Benians Collection
Category
Art
Painting, oil
Visual Communication
Mental Health
Classification
Art
Painting, oil
Visual Communication
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Archival, Images
Archival, Mental Health
MeSH Heading
Art
Mental Health
Mental Health -- archival
Mental Health -- archival -- art
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- children and adolescents
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- professional -- doctor
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- electroconvulsive therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- therapy -- art therapy
Description
Unframed abstract oil painting on prepared artist board depicting electroshock therapy.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The artist, a young girl as a patient at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, gave this painting to the donor, her doctor, Dr. Mary Benians.
Maker
Rita Savarie
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Written on artifact
Material
artist board: white
paint: red, brown, yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Hand written in ink on back of canvas: "Rita Savarie 1965".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-1
Dimension Notes
Length 51.0 cm x Width 50.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor fading; some paint smudged.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Oil painting on artists' prepared board; depicts the experience of electroshock therapy from the viewpoint of a child patient at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital in 1965.
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
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floor polisher

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact885
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996007001
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
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Accession Number
996007001
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- occupational therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- rehabilitation
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by County of Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives; original provenance was Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Date Remarks
Rockwood Asylum built in the 1840s
Material
wood: brown
bristle: beige
burlap: light grey
rubber: black
metal: dark grey
paint: black
Inscriptions
Top of base is marked with black paint which is still visible: "THREE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q1-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 164.0 cm. x Width: 44.0 cm. x Depth: 28.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Much-used, dark with age or stain, especially the base; nails used to secure burlap padding are beginning to rust; one deep crack in base at either side of handle; many small cracks throughout base; bristles on bottom are worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
A very old, very heavy floor polisher, described by the owner as the oldest in Ontario; originally came from Rockwood Asylum, now Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; the polisher was dragged or pushed by hand; possibly made at Kingston Penitentiary by convict labour
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003001
Description
Wooden floor polisher with a long, solid cylindrical handle and a rectangular-shaped wooden base that has a rounded top and a flat bottom and sides; there are three long rectangular-shaped bristle brushes attached to the bottom of the base; the handle is set into the top of the base and held in pla…
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Accession Number
000003001
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- occupational therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- rehabilitation
Description
Wooden floor polisher with a long, solid cylindrical handle and a rectangular-shaped wooden base that has a rounded top and a flat bottom and sides; there are three long rectangular-shaped bristle brushes attached to the bottom of the base; the handle is set into the top of the base and held in place with three metal nails.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; used at Leahurst nurses' residence.
Material
wood: brown
bristles: beige
metal: dark grey
paint: black
Inscriptions
The top of the base has the letters "L H" painted on it; the front of the base has the letters, "C. B." painted on it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 181.0 cm x Width 38.3 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The wood of the floor polisher is complete; the sides of the base show cracks, and the front right corner has been cracked off; the bristles show wear, but are complete.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; similar to 996.007.001; documentation for 996.007.001 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
Likely used by patients at Rockwood as occupational therapy.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
In case 3 of exhibit, "Asylum," the Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000; Main lobby, Westwood building, K.P.H.
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identification bracelet

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4551
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Classification
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
000003048
Description
Plastic identification bracelet, which consists of a single piece of flat white plastic formed into an elongated oval bracelet piece with a long, thin flat strap on the left side; the top of the bracelet has a clear plastic cover designed to hold a card onto the bracelet; the right side of the brac…
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Accession Number
000003048
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Classification
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Hospitals
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- administration
Mental Health -- hospital -- patient care
Mental Health -- hospital -- ward
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- patient -- identification
Description
Plastic identification bracelet, which consists of a single piece of flat white plastic formed into an elongated oval bracelet piece with a long, thin flat strap on the left side; the top of the bracelet has a clear plastic cover designed to hold a card onto the bracelet; the right side of the bracelet piece is rounded and has a metal fastener stud in it; the strap has 15 perforated holes that will fit over and onto the stud; a snap socket at the outer end of the strap fits over the socket after the bracelet has been fitted and fastens it in place.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white; clear
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 27.5 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The bracelet is unused and undamaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; to be used with 000.003.047; same as 000.003.049 and .050; CD #3
Research Facts
Came in a box with 284 bracelets; only three examples saved.
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identification bracelet

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4552
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Classification
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
000003049
Description
Plastic identification bracelet, which consists of a single piece of flat white plastic formed into an elongated oval bracelet piece with a long, thin flat strap on the left side; the top of the bracelet has a clear plastic cover designed to hold a card onto the bracelet; the right side of the brac…
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Accession Number
000003049
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Classification
Hospital Administration
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Hospitals
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- administration
Mental Health -- hospital -- patient care
Mental Health -- hospital -- ward
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- patient -- identification
Description
Plastic identification bracelet, which consists of a single piece of flat white plastic formed into an elongated oval bracelet piece with a long, thin flat strap on the left side; the top of the bracelet has a clear plastic cover designed to hold a card onto the bracelet; the right side of the bracelet piece is rounded and has a metal fastener stud in it; the strap has 15 perforated holes that will fit over and onto the stud; a snap socket at the outer end of the strap fits over the socket after the bracelet has been fitted and fastens it in place.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white; clear
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 27.5 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The bracelet is unused and undamaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; to be used with 000.003.047; same as 000.003.048 and .050; CD #3
Research Facts
Came in a box with 284 bracelets; only three examples saved.
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