Over the past year we’ve acquired some interesting items for the Museum collection.
A few examples are listed below. Numbers listed in parentheses refer to the object's catalog number should you want to inquire about an artifact.
Miss Peach comic by Mell Lazarus (SMD 1035.0001)
Mell Lazarus’ long-running comic strips included “Momma” as well as “Miss Peach,” which follows a sweet teacher and her students. This original Miss Peach strip from 1960 has a humorous dental theme. Donated by Susan H. Carron, DDS (Class of 1977).
Stereograph of a tooth-pulling scene (1017.0001)
Stereographs were an early relative of holograms in which two images appeared as one 3-D image when viewed through a stereoscope. Our curator, Shannon O’Dell, presented research on dental stereographs like this one, dated to 1870-1900, which shows a funny tooth-pulling scene.
American Dental Association holiday stamp (1025.0010)
Dr. Michael Flynn donated a collection of Christmas and holiday themed stamps such as this one which promoted the American Dental Association’s Relief Fund. They were given to him by one of his patients.