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Other Name
OIL STOVE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738337000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OIL STOVE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
TIN, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
11.4
Diameter
22.8
Description
2 BURNERS. BURNS COAL OIL. "HOT BLAST OIL STOVE MADE IN CANADA" PAINTED ON FRONT. 2 CHIMNEYS MISSING. SLIGHT CORROSION WHERE PAINT HAS CHIPPED.
Subjects
TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894-95
Catalogue Number
P19738337000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1893
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, GALVANIZED SHEET METAL
Catalogue Number
P19780013000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1893
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IRON, GALVANIZED SHEET METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.2
Length
13.6
Width
8.9
Description
BLACK EMBOSSED ON BASE (FRONT) IS "NO. 1" "SUMMER GIRL". EMBOSSED ON BASE (BACK) IS "PATD. DEC. 26, 1893" "THE TAYLOR & BOGGIS FDY. CO" "CLEVELAND". STACK AND TOP ARE HELD IN PLACE WITH A HORIZONTAL WIRE ALONG EACH SIDE, ONE OF WHICH IS COPPER AND APPEARS TO BE A REPLACEMENT.
Subjects
TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19780013000
Acquisition Date
1978-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JACK KNIFE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651400000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JACK KNIFE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
9.1
Width
2.2
Description
"?ASERS & CO. SHEFFIELD" STAMPED ON TANG. HANDLE IS DECORATED WITH DIFFERENT SIZED HOLES. BLADE HEAVILY SHARPENED. DIRTY; SOME CORROSION.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR STATES: "MADE BY GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM MCPHAIL AT BELMONT,MANITOBA." HANDLE MAY ALSO BE HANDMADE. *UPDATE* RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR “R. E. ANKILL,” AS ONE OF HIS ARTIFACTS FELL UNDER A 2018 COLLECTIONS AUDIT PERFORMED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. IT WAS CONFIRMED BY HIS GRAVE MARKER THAT THE DONOR’S FULL NAME WAS ROBERT E. “BOB” ANKILL. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANKILL WAS BORN ON JULY 6, 1922 IN PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA. THE OBITUARY STATES, “HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY IN 1942 AND WAS POSTED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS FIRST ARMORED DIVISION. AFTER TAKING A WIRELESS OPERATORS COURSE, HE MET HIS FUTURE WIFE PEGGY. HE WAS THEN POSTED IN ITALY AND TOOK PART IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN FROM SAN VITO TO MONTE CASINO. SHORTLY AFTER HE WAS POSTED IN HOLLAND AND TOOK PART IN MANY “MOP UP” OPERATIONS AT THE END OF THE INVASION. AFTER HOSTILITIES CEASED HE JOINED AN R.C.A. DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT BAND AND ENTERTAINED THE TROOPS FOR SIX DAYS A WEEK. IN JULY OF 1945 HE MARRIED THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE PEGGY SIMS AFTER WHICH HE RETURNED TO EUROPE TO PREPARE FOR HIS RETURN TO CANADA…” ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN FOR ITEM-RELATED HISTORY WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ANKILL’S MILITARY CAREER, PLEASE SEE ARTIFACT RECORD P19662374000, AS IT INCLUDES EXCERPTS FROM AN ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY GALT STAFF IN 2012 WITH ANKILL’S DAUGHTER, JEANNE SHEA. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING A COPY OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19651400000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SMOKING (MANS)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, EMBROIDERY, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19705511000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SMOKING (MANS)
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, EMBROIDERY, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.0
Diameter
17.5
Description
BLACK VELVET WITH GREEN, BLUE, RED & YELLOW EMBROIDERY (FLOWERS & LEAVES). RED RAYON LINING. RED, GREEN & YELLOW TASSEL ON TOP. WOOD BUTTON ON TOP COVERED WITH YELLOW & RED THREAD. PILL BOX SHAPE. INSIDE OF HAT IS RED RAYON WITH BEIGE STITCHING. CIRCULAR ADHESIVE REMAINS ON INSIDE OF HAT. THREAD WORN
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
REMINISCENT OF REGIMENTAL HATS & SIMILAR TO A FEZ. ORNATELY ADORNED, THESE CAPS WERE USED BY VICTORIAN GENTLEMEN WHEN RETIRED TO CLUB SMOKING ROOM.
Catalogue Number
P19705511000
Acquisition Date
1970-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19705622000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
4.9
Width
1.9
Description
BLACK LACQUERED WOOD WITH SILVER ORNAMENTATION ON LID.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
PURCHASED IN ENGLAND OVER 100 YEARS AGO ACCORDING TO DONOR (1970). REFER TO FILE P19694910000-GA *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS SNUFF BOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS SNUFFBOX BELONGED TO DUHAMEL’S GRANDMOTHER, ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. OF THE SNUFFBOX, DUHAMEL STATED, “WELL, [MY GRANDMOTHER] HAD ALL THIS OTHER EBONY STUFF… I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MATERIAL [THE SNUFFBOX] WAS MADE FROM, BECAUSE IT APPEARED TO ME TO BE WOODEN AND I HAVE AN IVORY DRESSER SET WITH THE BRUSH, THE COMBS, [AND] THE MANICURE POLISHING [SET] FOR YOUR NAILS… [THEY ARE] BEAUTIFUL… [THE MANICURE SET AND THE SNUFFBOX] MIGHT HAVE GONE TOGETHER BECAUSE IT WAS EBONY AND THAT’S WHAT SHE HAD.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER GRANDMOTHER’S USE OF CHEWING TOBACCO IN RELATION TO THE SNUFFBOX, DUHAMEL STATED, “GRANDMA, AS FAR AS I KNOW, NEVER TOUCHED [TOBACCO]… IF SHE’D HAVE USED [THE SNUFFBOX] FOR ANYTHING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A RING OR A SPECIAL PIN OR SOMETHING, BUT [IT] WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FOR SNUFF… IT’S POSSIBLE THAT’S WHAT IT WAS, BUT THAT MIGHT NOT BE WHAT SHE USED IT FOR.” ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL J. BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE DIANE. WHEN BENNETT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE SNUFFBOX, HE EXPLAINED, “I RECOGNIZE IT. IT USED TO SIT ON MY GRANDMOTHER’S BEDROOM DRESSER. AND I WAS JUST A LITTLE GUY AT THE TIME BECAUSE I WAS ONLY BORN IN 1941. BUT, I DO REMEMBER IT SITTING THERE. I DON’T REMEMBER IT BEING USED FOR ANYTHING.” BENNETT REMEMBERED HIS GRANDPARENT’S HOUSE: “THEY HAD THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, WHICH IS NOT THE SHAUGHNESSY HOTEL THAT IS ON THE HIGHWAY, BUT SHAUGHNESSY THAT BURNT DOWN. IT WAS A HOTEL CLOSER TO THE MINE. ON THE SAME STREET, BUT IT DIDN’T HAVE ALCOHOL. IT WAS JUST A THIRTEEN-ROOM BOARDING HOUSE MORE THAN A HOTEL. IT WAS CALLED HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY AND IT WAS BUILT BY MY GRANDFATHER BEFORE I WAS BORN.” HE CONTINUED, “THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM MEDICINE HAT IN EARLY 1920’S AND [MY GRANDFATHER] WAS A STREETCAR DRIVER IN THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. HE LEFT THAT... [THEN] HE WORKED FOR BECKER LUMBER IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN PICTURE BUTTE. IN PICTURE BUTTE, HE GOT THE LUMBER AS HE WORKED AND BUILT THE HOTEL. MY GRANDMOTHER LOOKED AFTER ROOMS TO MINERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE PASSING THROUGH. AND OPERATED IT AS A BOARDING HOUSE, THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, AND THE FRONT PART WAS A GENERAL STORE…” HE CONTINUED, “THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM MEDICINE HAT IN EARLY 1920’S AND [MY GRANDFATHER] WAS A STREETCAR DRIVER IN THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. HE LEFT THAT... [THEN] HE WORKED FOR BECKER LUMBER IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN PICTURE BUTTE. IN PICTURE BUTTE, HE GOT THE LUMBER AS HE WORKED AND BUILT THE HOTEL. MY GRANDMOTHER LOOKED AFTER ROOMS TO MINERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE PASSING THROUGH. AND OPERATED IT AS A BOARDING HOUSE, THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, AND THE FRONT PART WAS A GENERAL STORE…” IN A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION THE MUSEUM INITALLY POSED TO THE FAMILY ABOUT THE ARTIFACT'S DATES OF USE, MICHAEL BENNETT WROTE THAT IT WAS USED "PRIOR TO 1944." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19705622000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TUCKETT'S SPECIAL CIGARS
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19738353000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TUCKETT'S SPECIAL CIGARS
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.7
Length
22.0
Width
14.3
Description
ON TOP "TUCKETT'S CLUB SPECIAL". ON INSIDE OF COVER (PICTURE OF FEMALE WITH SWORD & SHIELD 8 CRESTS). "TUCKETT'S CLUB SPECIAL POR LOO TABACOS ROLPH-CLARSTONE LTD., TORONTO TUCKETT'S CLUB SPECIAL THE TUCKETT TOBACCO LTD." HEAD OFFICE - HAMILTON CANADA BRANCHES: TRURO-MONTREAL-LONDON-WINNIPEG-CALGARY-VANCOUVER. (TRADE MARK). ON SIDE "ALBERTA'S PIONEER DRUGGISTS" "J.D. HIGINBOTHAM & CO. LIMITED WHOLESALE & RETAIL CHEMISTS & DRUGGISTS LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA. RHUBARB & SODA MIXTURE WITH PEPSIN & NUX 1 TSP IN WATER BEFORE MEALS". PROBABLY PINE WOOD.
Subjects
CONTAINER
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
USED IN HIGINBOTHAM STORE.
Catalogue Number
P19738353000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WAVING IRON
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19640139000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WAVING IRON
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Length
26.3
Description
5 METAL INTERLOCKING RODS FORM WAVER. SLIGHTLY CHARRED ENDS.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
UNITED STATES REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. *2014 UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, GEORGE WATSON JR., PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRDGE ON MAY 16, 2003, AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPY OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19640139000
Acquisition Date
1964-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON, BRASS WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19672824000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, IRON, BRASS WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.9
Width
5.1
Diameter
1.3
Description
WOODEN HANDLES CHARRED. IRON CLAMP-TYPE TONG. "DUKE" STAMPED ON TONG. BRASS WIRE WRAPPED AROUND ONE HANDLE, AS MEANS OF REPAIR. END OF IRON CHARRED.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. NOTE WRITTEN ON GIFT AGREEMENT (DATED 23 AUGUST 1967) STATES, "THE CURLING TONGS WERE [MRS. JOHN CASSIDY'S] AS WELL. THESE ITEMS (DOLL AND CURLING IRON) ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE COALDALE ROOM AND MARKED MRS. JOHN CASSIDY CHIN." *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS CURLING IRON. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS UNCOVERED.
Catalogue Number
P19672824000
Acquisition Date
1967-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672996000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.5
Width
5.1
Description
3 TOOLS FOLD INTO HANDLE. ONE IS A NAIL FILE, OTHERS ARE CUTICLE STICKS. SET IS VERY WORN AND SHOWS SOME STAINING.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR STATES TOOLS ARE NAIL FILE, TOOTH PICK, EAR WAX REMOVER *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY M.J. BENNETT. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND RECORDS FROM THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT WAS BORN IN 1881 IN WHITNEY, ENGLAND AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA IN 1910 WITH HIS WIFE, ALICE MAY BENNETT (NEE EDWARDS). THEY WERE LIVING IN MEDICINE HAT WHERE BENNETT WORKED AS A CARPENTER WHEN HE ENLISTED WITH THE 175TH BATTALION CEF ON JANUARY 26, 1916. BENNETT SURVIVED THE WAR AND HE AND ALICE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SHAUNESSEY AND LETHBRIDGE AND BENNETT WORKED AS A STREETCAR DRIVER, CARPENTER AND HOTEL OPERATOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB AND LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BENNETT DIED IN 1982. M.J. BENNETT'S GRANDSON, TREVOR BENNETT, PROVIDED SOME FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY IN 2002 (SEE P20020071009). SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672995000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A SNUFFBOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS MANICURE SET BELONGED TO DUHAMEL’S GRANDMOTHER, ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. IN THE INTERVIEW, DUHAMEL EXPLAINED, “THIS IS A SMALL MANICURE SET… I WOULD ASSUME THAT IT’S IVORY, BUT I DON’T REMEMBER THIS AT ALL. ‘CAUSE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ON HER DRESSER AND THAT WAS [A] FORBIDDEN [AREA TO THE GRANDCHILDREN].” WHEN ASKED IF DUHAMEL RECALLED ANY MEMORIES OF HER GRANDMOTHER USING A MANICURE SET, SHE REPLIED, “WELL HOW DO YOU HAVE TIME [TO DO] THAT WHEN YOU GOT A BIG HOUSE TO LOOK AFTER? BUT, I CAN REMEMBER [HER SITTING] IN THE CHAIR AND I WAS ON A LITTLE STOOL, AND SHE’D BRUSH MY HAIR EVERY DAY.” THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM ENGLAND IN 1911, FIRST MOVING TO MEDICINE HAT. DUHAMEL SAYS, “THEY EVENTUALLY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND I THINK THEY LIVED BEHIND MCGAVIN’S, NOW THAT’S JUST A GUESS… WHEN POP WAS IN LETHBRIDGE, HE ACTUALLY RAN THE STREETCARS. … [BUT] BECAUSE THE COAL MINES WERE IN SHAUGHNESSY, MY GRANDFATHER DECIDED TO BUILD A BOARDING HOUSE IN SHAUGHNESSY [IN 1928]. HE CALLED IT ‘HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY’. IT HAD TEN BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS WITH A SITTING ROOM IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE FIRE… IT WAS A LARGE BUILDING; TEN BEDROOMS AND THEY WERE ALL LARGE BEDROOMS." ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL AND ALICE BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE. OF THIS ARTIFACT, BENNETT RECALLED, “THIS MANICURE SET I REMEMBER FROM MY GRANDMOTHER’S DRESSER. IT WAS ALWAYS EITHER ON THE DRESSER OR ON HER SIDE TABLE. AND I’D NEVER NOTICED HER GROOMING WITH IT, BUT I DO REMEMBER SEEING IT THERE ALL THE TIME. IT’S SORT OF LIKE A PLASTIC BONE MATERIAL. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT REALLY IS. YOU NEVER TOUCHED GRANDMA’S STUFF IF YOU WENT IN HER ROOM. YOU DIDN’T GET IN THERE VERY OFTEN. I WAS MORE ALLOWED IN HER KITCHEN, BUT IT WAS JUST OFF HER KITCHEN… WHEN YOU GO [INTO GRANDMA’S BEDROOM], YOU’RE ALWAYS CURIOUS WITH LITTLE EYES, LOOKING AROUND AT EVERYTHING THAT WAS THERE. AND WHEN WE USED TO STAY OVER, THERE WAS A BEDROOM RIGHT BESIDE HERS THAT I USED TO STAY IN. BECAUSE WHEN I WAS BORN, WE LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR. AND I STILL HAVE THE DRESSER IN MY HOUSE THAT THAT USED TO SIT ON… IT STILL HAS THE EATON’S STICKER ON THE BACK AND THE ADDRESS WHERE IT WAS DELIVERED TO WHEN THEY LIVED HERE IN LETHBRIDGE.” BENNETT SAID, “SHE WAS VERY HARD-WORKING LADY,” ABOUT HIS GRANDMOTHER. HE CONTINUED, “I DON’T REMEMBER HER EVER SITTING DOWN JUST [TO] GROOM HER NAILS. SHE WAS UP BY THE TIME I GOT UP. SHE WAS ALL DRESSED AND ALWAYS PROPERLY DRESSED.” IN A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION THE MUSEUM INITALLY POSED TO THE FAMILY ABOUT THE ARTIFACT'S DATES OF USE, MICHAEL BENNETT WROTE: "SEEN IN THE 1940'S (i WAS BORN [IN] 1941)." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19705622000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672996000
Acquisition Date
1968-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738739000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.7
Diameter
1.3
Description
WOODEN HANDLE, CLAMP-TYPE CURLING TONG. TINY PLASTIC RING ON HANDLE TO DAMPEN HEAT. WOODEN HANDLE PAINTED BLACK; END QUITE CHARRED AND SLIGHTLY CORRODED.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HEATED ON STOVE. REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. *UPDATE* THIS ARTIFACT WAS REVIEWED AS PART OF A 2018 COLLECTIONS SURVEY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. RECORDS OF THE DONOR, MRS. D. MCGREGOR, COULD NOT BE DETERMINED IN REFERENCE TO THE ARCHIVAL RESOURCES UTILIZED DURING THE SURVEY RESEARCH (LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVES, REGIONAL GRAVESITE DATABASES, GALT ARCHIVES, HENDERSON DIRECTORIES, ETC.).
Catalogue Number
P19738739000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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