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Medical ➔ Arm Sling, Ca. 1940

Identifier:
2006.25.3
Description:
White triangle of cotton, used to create a sling to support an injured arm.;This simple device was a typical piece of first aid equipment during the mid-20th century. It documents what people in medical and first aid situations used, and may be useful for future exhibitions about military, civil defense, or medical themes.;Given to Melvin R. Stickney, husband of donor and then guard at the Kelvinator factory in Wyoming, Michigan, during first aid training.;This simple device was a typical piece of first aid equipment during the mid-20th century.
Date:
circa 1940
Materials:
Cotton
Dimensions:
24" h 48" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Mr. Melvin R. Stickney
Exhibit/Program
Artifact GR (2012 – 2013)
Artifact GR was a project which invited members of the community into the archives of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and asked them to write about their experiences.  The resulting submissions were cataloged in an interactive website (www.artifactgr.org) and in a published book (http://www.blurb.com/b/4400444-the-artifact-projectsoftcover).
Maker/Donor
Stickney, Nellie