Curity Nursery Mask
Curity Nursery Mask
- Sealed paper envelope with blue and pink printing. The front depicts a mother wearing the mask leaning over her infant. Front includes a price sticker ( The Hecht Co., Washington, 25c) and a handwritten name (Mrs. Mal[?]ey). Back depicts a woman wearing the mask along with instructions and product information. Envelope contains a linen medical mask. The product appeared in newspaper advertisements described as "New" in 1938.
- Directions and Use from the packaging:
- "Easy to put on: 1.) Pull the long tapes through the loops. 2.) Open mask out and affix it to face with loops at bottom. 3.) Pull the tapes up and tie them high on head. 4.) Mask will then fit snuggly - the lower edge under chin and upper edge across the nose."
- "Curity Nusery Masks have one purpose - to safeguard baby's health - by providing for home use, a standard Hospital precaution against infection. Curity Nursery Masks are easy to adjust, comfortable to wear, washable, and economical. They make safer care possible. Wear one in the nursery whenevr you have a cold. A special filter checks in a large measure the passage of breath-born bacteria to nose and throat. The whole family will insist on doing likewise when they hear that it helps prevent infection from colds etc. Safeguard your baby's health with Curity Nursery Masks!"
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- mask, nursery
- date made
- ca 1945-1951
- product launch date
- Kendall Company
- place made
- United States: Massachusetts, Walpole
- Physical Description
- paper (packaging material)
- linen (overall material)
- overall: 1/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in;.635 cm x 9.8425 cm x 19.05 cm
- overall: 19.2 cm x 9.6 cm x.2 cm; 7 9/16 in x 3 25/32 in x 3/32 in
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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