Collection VC136 - Max A. Goldstein Photographs, Advertisements, and Certificates

"The Simpliphone," Clarvox Appliances for the Deaf. "The Vibratone-Viteron Compensator Model," F.C. Rein & Son. Evolution of the F.C. Rein & Son Auralese Phone. Man sitting at a table using a tabletop hearing device as three other men seated around him take ... Hawksley ear trumpet. Unidentified ear trumpet. Unidentified ear trumpet. Unidentified ear trumpet. Unidentified ear trumpet. Man sitting at a table using a tabletop hearing device with a group of men and women seated aroun... Unidentified hearing device. View of a case filled with hearing devices. "We're all a little deaf to new ideas". "Old Time Acoustics," MD Magazine. Monochord-Struycken hearing test advertisement. "Audi-Ear," American Earphone Co., Inc. "Paradise for the Deaf," F.C. Rein & Son. "Aural Lorgnette," F.C. Rein & Son. "The Evolution of the Rein Patent Aurolese Phones," F.C. Rein & Son. F.C. Rein & Son advertisement.
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Max A. Goldstein Photographs, Advertisements, and Certificates


  • circa 1900-1963 (Creation)


0.20 Linear Feet

Scope and content

This collection consists of 25 photographs, advertisements, and certificates related to hearing devices and to the life of Max A. Goldstein. The photographs primarily depict historic hearing devices in the collection of Max A. Goldstein. See VC703 for the physical devices. Certificates in this collection include a memorial resolution and a birthday certificate from Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, a St. Louis Award certificate, and a Testimonial of Appreciation from The International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. All advertisements in the collection are for hearing devices, primarily those manufactured by F.C. Rein & Son.

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Some items have been previously removed from this collection, which has led to an incomplete sequence of numbered items.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (

Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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VC703 - The Central Institute for the Deaf-Max A. Goldstein Historic Devices for Hearing Collection.

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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