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L'Ambulancière [postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9019
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Accession Number
002050402
Description
A postcard showing nurse with blue fabric military head scarf with white fabric band and red cross in middle of band with bowed head and title "L'Ambulancière, Les Femmes Heroiques" on the front and postcard format with handwritten note in reverse without an addressee; note is illegible but states …
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Accession Number
002050402
Author
Em. Dupuis
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
Emergency Medicine
MeSH Heading
Ambulances -- pictorial works
Art
Emergency Medical Services
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- Archival -- art
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- Archival -- other
Military Medicine -- field ambulance
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Nursing
Description
A postcard showing nurse with blue fabric military head scarf with white fabric band and red cross in middle of band with bowed head and title "L'Ambulancière, Les Femmes Heroiques" on the front and postcard format with handwritten note in reverse without an addressee; note is illegible but states it was written at Headquarters, Christmas in Belguim Flanders 1915; the illustration is signed "Em Dupuis".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Lt-Col. Fotheringham.
Maker
Paris Colour
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
paper: tan
ink: white, sepia, blue, red, peach
Inscriptions
"Lt. Col. Fotheringham // Em Dupuis // L'Ambulancière // Who soothes our sorrows, Heals our Wounds // and wipes away our tears? // Old Father. // Les Femmes Héroïques // Vise Paris N0 39 Les Femmes Heroiques."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder A pg 16 a
Length
14.2 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm X Width 9.1 cm
Condition Remarks
shows wear along edges and slight yellowing on paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Jerry M. Kosanovich, "Emil Dupuis," World War I Propaganda Cards, http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/emil_dupuis(1).html
Research Facts
Emil Dupuis was a French artist who created postcards during World War I. He is most well-known for his drawings of "French soldiers at the front (Nos Poilus), soldiers of France's Allies (Nos Alliés) and of enemy Central Powers soldiers (Leurs Caboches)."
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Anecdotes of Lord Nelson; or Leaves From Memory's Log [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14125
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, …
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Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Author
G. S. Parsons. Lieut., R.N.
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
MeSH Heading
Literature
Nursing
Military Medicine -- Archival -- books
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Personnel -- personal belongings -- archival
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, 1844’; 264 pages followed by lists of other published works by Milner & Sowerby with prices in English pounds.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – book – Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – smaller bookmark – Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 4.1 cm
c – larger boomark – Size: Length 9.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm
Provenance
Donated by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909.
Maker
Milner & Sowerby
Site Made (City)
Halifax
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Date Remarks
Dates noted inside
Material
paper: brown, blue
fabric: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on spine: "THE COTTAGE // LIBRARY // MILNER & SOWERBY"; title page: "ANECDOTES // OF // LORD // NELSON; OR, // LEAVES FROM MEMORY’S LOG. // BY // G. S. PARSONS. // LIEUT., R. N. // LONDON: // MILNER AND SOWERBY, // 44, PATERNOSTER ROW.”; handwritten in pencil on first page: "Annie E. Green // Oak Leaf. // 1897"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Spine is detached from binding; book cover is quite worn especially along edges and shows rippling; surface dirt and grime; the ink has worn off some of the spine text; pages are worn and quite discoloured; several pages show signs of discolouration from being in contact with the fabric bookmarks (first page, vii); bookmarks are frayed at ends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Donor information
Research Facts
Lieutenant N/ S Green (nursing sister in military service) carried this book throughout her service during the First World War 1914-1918 and found comfort in reading from it to patients.
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Canadian Nurses' War Memorial Ottawa No 24 [framed print]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15373
Dates
1926
1945
circa 1926-1945
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Military
Archival, Images
Nursing
Military Medicine
Accession Number
019006001
Description
Framed faded print of etched drawing by Samuel Herbert Maw of the Canadian Nurses' War Memorial installed in 1926 at the Hall of Honour in the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament Buildings; frame with clear glass and tan matboard surrounding print in brown plain wood frame; back has tan paper g…
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Accession Number
019006001
Author
Samuel Herbert Maw
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Military
Archival, Images
Nursing
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Archival
Nurses -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- home front
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Framed faded print of etched drawing by Samuel Herbert Maw of the Canadian Nurses' War Memorial installed in 1926 at the Hall of Honour in the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament Buildings; frame with clear glass and tan matboard surrounding print in brown plain wood frame; back has tan paper glued around edges and blue paper label with illegible text glued to bottom of lining; hand written title under image; print number 24 of unknown total.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned from the Archives at Stratford General Hospital.
Maker
Samuel Herbert Maw
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1926
1945
circa 1926-1945
Date Remarks
Based on creation of the sculpture and Fred Curry Picture Framing, which closed its framing department after World War Two.
Material
paper: white
ink: black
matboard: yellow
Inscriptions
Hand written on print: "Canadian Nurses' War Memorial Ottawa No 24 S. H. Maw"; written on back of print: "Samuel Herbert Maw // 1881-1952"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-1
Length
34.8 cm
Width
25.7 cm
Depth
0.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 34.8 cm X Width 25.7 cm X Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Matboard yellowed, deges of frame show minor wear, paper backing with several minor losses, brittle and heavily watermarked; paper label missing most of lettering and about half of blue portion
Copy Type
reproduction
Reference Types
Articles
Biography
Reference Comments
Article available on-line: 'Carving out a Past: The Canadian Nurses' Association War Memorial' by Kathryn McPherson
Available on-line: Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950: Maw, Samuel Herbert
BlogTO, Amy Grief, April 5, 2017, "Curry's endures after more than a century in Toronto." https://www.blogto.com/arts/2017/04/curry-artist-materials-toronto/
Research Facts
From the Archives at the Stratford General Hospital; they have a second copy. The Canadian War Museum also holds a copy.
The memorial was commissioned by the Canadian Association of Trained Nurses (now the Canadian Nurses Association) to honour the Canadian Nursing Sisters who served during World War I. The memorial was created by the well-known sculptor George William Hill and was unveiled in 1926. Sadly, it sustained a bit of damage during the shootout in the terrorist attack in 2014.
This print of the memorial was created by Samuel Herbert Maw (1881-1952).
The sticker on the back of the picture originally read "Fred Curry Picture Framing, Yonge St., Toronto." Curry's closed its framing department after the Second World War because most of the framers never returned home from serving in Europe.
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certificate of achievement

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12402
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Nursing
Accession Number
995002135
Description
Photocopy of a military achievement certificate for a "Mentioned in Despatch" issued by the British War Office to Canadian Nursing Sister Marion Stevens during 1914-1918.
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Accession Number
995002135
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- Archival -- certificates
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Personnel -- nurse
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Photocopy of a military achievement certificate for a "Mentioned in Despatch" issued by the British War Office to Canadian Nursing Sister Marion Stevens during 1914-1918.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
British War Office
Site Made (City)
Whitehall
Site Made (State)
South Wales
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
Date is printed on the artifact
Material
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on document: "The War of 1914-1918. // Canadian Forces // Nursing Sister Miss M. E. Stevens, Can. Army Nursing Serv. // was mentioned in a Despatch from // Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig. G.C.B., G.C.V.O., K.C.J.E. // dated 9th April 1917 // for gallant and distinguished services in the Field. // I have it in command from the King to record His Majesty's // high appreciation of the services rendered. // War Office // Whitehall, S.W. // 1st March, 1919 // Secretary of State for War."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 16
Length
21.5 cm
Width
28.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 21.5 cm x Width 28.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Poor reproduction.
Copy Type
reproduction
Reference Types
Document
Websites
Reference Comments
Donor file
Canadian War Museum, "The Battle of Vimy Ridge, 9-12 April 1917," by Tim Cook. https://www.warmuseum.ca/the-battle-of-vimy-ridge/
Canadian War Museum, "Canada and The First World War," "Sir Douglas Haig", https://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/people/generals/sir-douglas-haig/
Research Facts
Marion Stevens (1889-1972) was born in Napanee, Ontario and graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1912. She served with the Canadian Army in Europe during World War I and spent the remainder of her career nursing in Toronto.
April 9th, 1917, the date mentioned on the certificate, was the first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, considered a defining moment for Canada as it gained its own identity separate from the British. The battle ended in victory, but at the cost of 10,000 people killed and wounded.
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to 1919. He helped create the combined Allied command structure, and appreciated Canadian troops, though he did not appreciate that Canadian divisions insisted on fighting together as a corps and not merely as reinforcements where other Allies needed them. He is often accused of leading in the style of "attrition;" attempting to wear down the enemy through "relentless frontal assaults and incessant fighting."
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Cherry Ames Army Nurse [novel]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14334
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Melanie Chapman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Nursing
Accession Number
012042002
Description
Hardbound novel about life as an army nurse with textured brown cover with an illustration of a nurse printed in the middle in black, missing paper decorative jacket; title is printed in black on spine; 214 pages
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Accession Number
012042002
Author
Helen Wells
Collection
Melanie Chapman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Archival
Literature, Modern Nursing
Nurses
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- books
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Hardbound novel about life as an army nurse with textured brown cover with an illustration of a nurse printed in the middle in black, missing paper decorative jacket; title is printed in black on spine; 214 pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor, currently working (2012) at Kingston General Hospital as a Registered Nurse, Kidd 7 Neurosciences. Graduated from University of Toronto Class of 1984 (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); University of Alberta Class of 2006 (Master's of Public Health). Worked in nursing and health human resources in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario.
Maker
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on spine: "Cherry Ames // ARMY NURSE // HELEN WELLS"; handwritten on inside cover: "E. W. Colton // 976 Guy Str // Kelowna // BC // viy 1H8 // Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
19.3 cm
Width
13.1 cm
Depth
1.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 19.3 cm X Width 13.1 cm X Depth 1.8 cm
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Sally E. Parry, " 'You are needed, desperately needed!': Cherry Ames in World War II," in Nancy Drew and Company: Culture, Gender, and Girls' Series, edited by Sherrie A. Inness. Bowing Green State State University Popular Press, 1997. https://archive.org/details/nancydrewcompany00sher/page/n5/mode/2up
Research Facts
The Cherry Ames series was published in the United States by Grosset & Dunlap between 1943 and 1968, and is comprised of twenty-seven books. Cherry Ames was a young female nurse character who solved medical mysteries in a variety of settings. The series encouraged girls to become nurses and showed that women could contribute to the war effort and the work force and be valued for their efforts outside of the home. Throughout the series, Cherry Ames receives two marriage proposals from men who she meets, but refuses to marry and remains dedicated to her work, unlike other fictional nurses of the time. The books were written by Helen Wells and Julie Campbell Tatham, each of whom wrote different volumes.
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commemorative plaque

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12970
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Military Medicine
Commemorative
Nursing
Accession Number
997001753 a-h
Description
Brass commemorative plaque (a) with raised lettering; rectangular with dome shape at top containing Kingston General Hospital crest; embossed manufacturer's name embossed on base; one screw hole in each corner for decorative screws (b-e), three of which have decorative cast brass screw-on tops (f-h…
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Accession Number
997001753 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Military Medicine
Commemorative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Anniversaries and Special Events
Nursing -- history
War
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Brass commemorative plaque (a) with raised lettering; rectangular with dome shape at top containing Kingston General Hospital crest; embossed manufacturer's name embossed on base; one screw hole in each corner for decorative screws (b-e), three of which have decorative cast brass screw-on tops (f-h); estimated weight 100 lbs.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - plaque - Size: Length 99.2 cm x Width 59.9 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b-e - screws - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter 1.5 cm
f-h - screw heads - Diameter 2.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Tallman Brass
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Commemorative date
Material
metal: yellow; white
Inscriptions
Embossed on front of plaque (a): "IN HONOUR OF // THE GRADUATES OF THE KINGSTON HOSPITAL SCHOOL FOR NURSES // WHO WILLINGLY SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR MINISTERING TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT // 1914 THAT FREEDOM MIGHT ENDURE 1918 // DIED DURING SERVICE // ANNA M HISCOCK MABEL M. DIARMID GRACE E NOURSE // THESE GAVE THEIR WILLING SERVICE "; below names are listed in three columns; first column: "BEATRICE ARMSTRONG // MARIAN A. ARMSTRONG // ANNIE BAILLIE // MABEL A. BONTER // MARY A. BOYCE // EILEEN BRADLEY // ETHEL H. BRADLEY // HARRIET BRYDON // ANITA A. CARSCALLEN // RUBY H. CHANDLER // NELLIE J. CHRISTIE // LILLIAN CONNERTY // RUBY CORNETT //MILDRED M. CULLEN // JEAN DAWSON // EVA DENNE // ANNIE L. GIBSON // LILLIAN M. GILL // ADA V. GILLESPIE // HELEN GLASGOW"; second column: "ANNIE E. GREEN // LULU HASTEY // LILLIAN HICKS // HELENA HINCH // ANNIE R. HINCHEY // META H. KLEIN // MAYSEL LANE // LULU M. LOUDEN // AGNES E. LYONS // ELEANOR C. MERCER // MARGARET L. MOAG // FRANCES I. MONTGOMERY // EMMA G. MOORE // O. PEARL MORTON // PEARL M. MURPHY // CHARLOTTE MACALISTER // HILDRED A. MacGREGOR // COLLENA MacDOUGALL // HELEN MacDOUGALL // FLORENCE E. McCALLUM"; third column: "H. GENEVA McCOLL // NELLIE B. McCOLL // MADELINE McLAREN // FANNIE H. McLEOD // F. HAZEL McLEOD // ETHEL McNAMEE // OLIVE O'NIEL // MARIE SCHOLES // GERTRUDE SIMES // MARION E. STEVENS // MARTHA J. STUART // ANNIE M. SWERBRICK // BERTHA WEBBER // BLANCHE M. WESLEY // BERTHA J. WILLOUGHBY // M. OLVEIA WILSON // ANNA A. WRIGHT // LILLIAN WRIGHT // CLARA VINCENT // EDITH M. YORKE"; embossed on base at both corners: "TALLMAN BRASS // HAMILTON // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R2-1
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Condition Remarks
#1: Significant polish residue in lettering; minor surface irridescence; shows wear from extensive wall mounting; #2: decorative heads (f-h): a minor green film of patina had developed in the crevices; patches of powdered brick were encrusted in the lower threads of the screws and there was a trace of corrosion in these areas; #3: brass oxidized and stained; #4: Plaque (a): Significant polish residue in lettering; minor surface irridescence; shows wear from extensive wall mounting; screws (b-e): brass tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Canadian War Museum, "Canada and the First World War," "Nurses." https://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/people/in-uniform/nurses/
Research Facts
Lillian (Killins) Hicks is listed under her married name.
Over 2,800 nurses served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during the First World War as Nursing Sisters, and were the first women in the Allied Forces to be fully enlisted and receive pay equal to men. They were nicknamed “bluebirds” because of their blue uniforms and white veils. The Nursing Sisters treated wounded and sick soldiers as well as convalescents, prisoners of war, and even some civilians.
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commemorative plaque

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact741
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Accession Number
992014001
Description
Oak base has brass plaque screwed on; base has cone edging; back finished; incised letters have black paint filled in; letter size is 0.5 cm high; two mounting screws attached
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Accession Number
992014001
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Anniversaries and Special Events
Hospital Design and Construction
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Oak base has brass plaque screwed on; base has cone edging; back finished; incised letters have black paint filled in; letter size is 0.5 cm high; two mounting screws attached
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Inscribed with date: Feb. 5, 1942
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Inscribed on plaque: "ANN BAILLIE R.R.C. // BORN AT PICTOU COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA // SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1915-1919 // SUPERINTENDENT SCHOOL OF NURSING // KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL // 1924-1942 // DIED AT KINGSTON FEBRUARY 5 1942"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-3
Length
24.0 cm
Width
16.5 cm
Depth
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.0 cm. x Width: 16.5 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Brass needs cleaning and polishing; plaque is missing one screw
Reference Types
Archives
Reference Comments
Archeion, Archives Association of Ontario, "Fonds KGH 5999-1004 - Ann Baillie fonds". https://www.archeion.ca/ann-baillie-fonds
Research Facts
Ann Baillie first came to the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing as a student in 1907, and graduated in 1910. Until World War I, she worked at Kingston General Hospital, and in 1915 joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. She was awarded five medals for her service during the war. Upon returning to Canada, Baillie worked at Ongwanada (the Sydenham Military) Hospital in Kingston, then moved to Pennsylvania and New York for post-graduate work. In 1924, she was offered the position of Superintendent of Nurses at Kingston General Hospital. She had a lasting impact on the school, the hospital, and the nurses before passing away in 1942.
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commemorative plaque decorative screws

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact753
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Commemorative
Accession Number
992024001 a-g
Description
Two brass screws for large, heavy bronze WWI nurses memorial plaque 997.001.753 with separate decorative cast brass heads that screw into tops of screws; design in imae of poppy.
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Accession Number
992024001 a-g
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Commemorative
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Anniversaries and Special Events
Nursing -- history
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Two brass screws for large, heavy bronze WWI nurses memorial plaque 997.001.753 with separate decorative cast brass heads that screw into tops of screws; design in imae of poppy.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter 1.5 cm
b - screw - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter 1.5 cm
f - brass head - Size: Diameter 2.3 cm
g - brass head - Size: Diameter 2.3 cm
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Plaque date
Material
metal: yellow; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R2-1
Condition Remarks
brass tarnished; #2: a minor green film of patina had developed in the crevices of (e-f), the brass heads; patches of powdered brick were encrusted in the lower threads of the screws and there was a trace of corrosion in these areas; #3: brass oxidized and stained.
Research Facts
Stolen parts: Between end of November 2015 and 5 Jan 2016 two brass screw heads were stolen. Remaining two heads were removed to storage. Used for plaque 997001753
Exhibit History
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
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drawstring medical bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14119
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
012014001
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
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Accession Number
012014001
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great-aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909; items were used during military service in World War 1.
Maker
St. Andrew's Church
Site Made (City)
Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
Bag was created for overseas troops during 1914-1918
Material
fabric: tan, red, cream, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH // WIN[illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Length
42.0 cm
Width
41.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 42.0 cm x Width 41.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Several minor brown stains particularly above red cross and on side seam and back of bag; slight fraying on left of cross and on middle back of bag; small holes in fabric above and below cross; general fading of fabrics; interior of bag along drawstring seam is dirty and discoloured black and is frayed; interior label is discoloured and text has worn away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Canadian Red Cross, "WWI Cloth Ditty Bag," https://www.redcross.ca/history/artifacts/wwi-cloth-ditty-bag
Research Facts
Bags like this were called "ditty bags," and were sewn by women across Canada who were volunteering with the Red Cross. The bags were meant to hold personal and hygiene items. Sometimes they would be given to military personnel empty in order to hold their personal items, and sometimes they were provided full of items such as a razor, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a handkerchief, a pair of warm hand-knit socks, writing paper and envelopes, and perhaps gum and/or tobacco.
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embroidered panel

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Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
Mrs. Helen Glasgow James Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Nursing
Art
Classification
Nursing
Military Medicine
Art
Accession Number
005023001
Description
A rectangular embroidered panel; made on white fabric; has an 8-line poem printed on it with scenes above and below the poem, including a man in a hat with a donkey, and a person driving a horse and wagon; there is a green floral pattern border.
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Accession Number
005023001
Collection
Mrs. Helen Glasgow James Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Nursing
Art
Classification
Nursing
Military Medicine
Art
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care
Military Personnel
War
Art
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Personnel -- patient
Military Personnel -- personal belongings
Therapeutics
Description
A rectangular embroidered panel; made on white fabric; has an 8-line poem printed on it with scenes above and below the poem, including a man in a hat with a donkey, and a person driving a horse and wagon; there is a green floral pattern border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Was given to the donor by Mrs. Helen Glasgow James (Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1910); Glasgow received it from a soldier who she cared for in World War I who made it while he was recovering (he is believed to have died).
Maker
Unknown Soldier
Site Made (Country)
France or England
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
Made in World War I
Material
fabric: white
thread: green, brown, orange, blue
Inscriptions
"There is no friend like an old friend. // Who has shared our morning days, No greeting like his welcome, // No homage like his praise. // Fame is the scentless sunflower // With gaudy crown of gold, // But friendship is the breathing rose // With sweets in every fold." embroidered on the panel
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-7
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Length
38.8 cm
Width
28.2 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 38.8 cm x Width 28.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some discoloration on the material from acid in the frame; the edges have been bent to fit its frame and are very stiff and somewhat brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Article
Reference Comments
Wikipedia: "Oliver Wendell Holmes"
Thomas Daigle, "Beauty out of pain: Canadian soldiers' embroidery was therapy for the scars of war," CBC, Nov 09, 2018. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/first-world-war-soldiers-altar-cloth-embroidery-1.4895370
Research Facts
Mrs. Glasgow served as a Canadian nursing sister in France during World War I and is believed to have flown with wounded soldiers returning to England; the poem was written by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
In hospitals during World War I, embroidery was taught by women to soldiers as a form of therapy to rebuild their hand coordination and to help them overcome shell shock, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
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