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Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009044
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1+
Height
4.4
Length
29.2
Width
25
Description
NAVY BLUE CLOTH-BOUND 3-RING BINDER WITH BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE ALONG SPINE. PAPER LABEL TAPED TO FRONT; HANDWRITTEN "U.S.A. USED STAMPS REGULAR #1 THRU TO AIR MAIL #1 THRU TO". TAPE DRIED; EDGES OF BINDER WORN. CONTAINS 56 PAGES AND SEVERAL CARDBOARD DIVIDERS. EACH PAGE TAPED WITH NUMEROUS STAMPS, NUMBERED AND ORGANIZED INTO HAND-DRAWN GRID. NOTATIONS IN SQUARES MISSING STAMPS. REVERSE OF WHITE PAGES HAVE TYPEWRITTEN PRINTING (USED PAPERS), WHICH IS TRANSFERRING TO STAMP PAGES. STAMPS ARE ALMOST ALL USED; SOME HAVE COME DETACHED FROM PAGE. OTHERS HAVE BEEN INSERTED LOOSE BETWEEN APPROPRIATE PAGES, ALONG WITH A FEW ASSORTED PAPERS AND POSTCARDS. LOOSE IN FRONT OF BINDER (STORED IN SEPARATE FILE) ARE NINE ITEMS INCLUDING USED STAMPS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, USED ENVELOPES, AND SET OF FOUR 29 CENT STAMPS. PAGES IN ALBUM ARE BECOMING DISCOLORED AND TAPE IS DRY AND YELLOWING.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COLLECTED BY LOIS DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009044
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672573000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IRON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.8
Length
54.6
Description
WEIGHT 80 PLUS POUNDS. "MADE IN ENGLAND" STAMPED ON ONE SIDE. PETER WRI...T (POSSIBLY PETER WRIGHT)"PATENT" "OH...TO..." "0" "3" "15" STAMPED ON OTHER SIDE. "N" ON BASE. "H" "H" ON FRONT OF BASE. PAINTED BLACK.
Subjects
METALWORKING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FOUND IN OLDMAN RIVER. PROBABLY ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19672573000
Acquisition Date
1967-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
OXYDONOR C/W BOX
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1908
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, COPPER, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19860095000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OXYDONOR C/W BOX
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1908
Materials
STEEL, COPPER, CLOTH
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 CYLINDER 11.5 CM X 4.9 CM. NICKEL PLATED STEEL, COPPER WIRE, CLOTH INSULATION. PINK, BLACK, SILVER. ENGRAVED ON CYLINDER "OXYDONOR NO. 2 MANUFACTURED BY DR. H. SANCHE & CO. MONTREAL CANADA" "DR. HERCULES SANCHE". VICTORY OVER A SPREAD EAGLE SYMBOL "DIADUCTION RULES LIFE" "TRADE MARK REGISTERED" CYLINDER HAS KNURLED RING AT TOP. ABOVE RING "T" POST WITH TWO THREADED COUPLINGS OR TERMINALS. PINK INSULATED COPPER WIRE RUNS FROM CYLINDER TO TWO METAL DISCS. METAL DISCS HAVE ELASTICIZED STRAPS. EACH DISC MARKED "DR. S DR. H. SANCHE & CO. MONTREAL CAN. PAT. DEC. 27, 1898. TOP OF CYLINDER STAMPED. "M-6038." WIRE & DISCS STORED WRAPPED AROUND PIECES OF CARDBOARD. .2 BOX 15.5 CM X 7.4 CM X 5.3 CM (HT) PAPER, CARDBOARD. RED, WHITE CARDBOARD BOX, PAPER COVERED, HINGED AND FOLDED LID, WITH STRING TO CONTROL OPENING DISTANCE. TOP OF LID IN GOLD LETTERING INSIDE GOLD BORDER "OXYDONOR DR. H. SANCHE & CO. LIMITED MONTREAL CANADA." INSIDE LID GLUED PAPER GIVING BRIEF DIRECTIONS. BOX LID TORN ONE CORNER.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
DONOR FOUND OBJECT AMONGST HIS MOTHER'S BELONGINGS FOLLOWING HER DEATH & HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF OBJECT HISTORY OR USE. DEVICE MAY HAVE BEEN OBTAINED THROUGH MAIL ORDER. AN ADVERTISEMENT IN A 1908 LETHBRIDGE HERALD HAS A MAIL ORDER ADDRESS & TESTIMONIALS OF TREATMENT FOR AILMENTS SUCH AS LUMBAGO. "WHEN THE DOCTORS GIVE YOU UP TRY OUR OXYDONOR. IT IS BETTER AND CHEAPER THAN GOING TO CALIFORNIA, AS IT FURNISHES THE PUREST OXYGEN TO THE SYSTEM." LETHBRIDGE HERALD FEBRUARY 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19860095000
Acquisition Date
1986-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19950067007
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
82.2
Width
47.6
Description
CALF-LENGTH WAIST-TIED APRON WITHOUT BODICE. TOP 55CM OF APRON IS WHITE WITH FINE BLACK ZIG-ZAGS AND LARGE BURGUNDY FLORAL PRINT. WHITE BRANCHES WITH BERRIES AROUND FLOWERS. BLUE SILK STRIP, 3.5CM IN WIDTH, FOLLOWED BY CROCHETED INSERT, 9.3CM IN WIDTH, FUCHSIA STRIP 3.2CM IN WIDTH, AND FINALLY CROCHETED BORDER, 11.2CM IN WIDTH, ALL SEWN IN ROWS BELOW COTTON FABRIC. APRON IS SHIRRED AT WAIST, WITH COTTON TIE SEWN ACROSS LENGTH. MEASURES 125CM. RIGHT PORTION OF TIE IS MADE OF SAME FABRIC AS MAIN APRON, WHILE LEFT PORTION HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH PLAIN COTTON FABRIC. BOTH ENDS HAVE POM-POMS MADE OF RED YARN. SLIGHT STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
HANDMADE IN RUSSIA; DOUKHOBOR ARTIFACT. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONTACTED ELSIE MORRIS NEE KONKIN (WHO DONATED THE ARTIFACTS ON BEHALF OF HER MOTHER) IN ORDER TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTROY OF THE OBJECTS AND THEIR CONNECTION TO THE DOUKHOBORS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO MORRIS, THE APRON WOULD HAVE BEEN WORN FOR DRESS-UP OCCAISIONS LIKE SOBRANYE OR WEDDINGS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE BY DASHA – HER GRANDMOTHER’S SISTER. THE LACE WOULD HAVE BEEN COMMERCIAL BUT THE RED STRIP OF FABRIC WOULD HAVE BEEN HAND-WOVEN. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY ELIZABETH KONKIN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ELIZABETH KONKIN AKA ELSIE MORRIS IS THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM KONKIN AND ELIZABETH P. KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW). ELSIE WAS MARRIED TO TERRANCE GORDON “TERRY” MORRIS. TERRY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 25, 2012. WILLIAM KONKIN PASSED AWAY MARCH 3, 1977 AT THE AGE OF 72. ELIZABETH KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW) WAS BORN IN CANORA, SK ON JANUARY 22, 1907, THE DAUGHTER OF PETER AND ELIZABETH WISHLOW (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). AT THE AGE OF 6 SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT BRILLIANT, BC, THEN LATER HER FAMILY MOVED TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT SHOULDICE, AB. IT WAS HERE THAT SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM KONKIN. IN 1939, THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE VAUXHALL AREA TO FARM UNTIL THEIR RETIREMENT, AFTER WHICH THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. ELIZABETH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON APRIL 8, 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN'S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IN 2016, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH KONKIN'S DAUGHTER, ELSIE MORRIS. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY WAS CREATED USING THAT INTERVIEW AND CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003002.
Catalogue Number
P19950067007
Acquisition Date
1995-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
POCKET NASAL SPRAY
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, CORK, STRING
Catalogue Number
P19750031000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POCKET NASAL SPRAY
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, CORK, STRING
No. Pieces
2
Length
18.4
Width
12.7
Description
THIS ITEM IS BELIEVED TO BE A PORTABLE POCKET ATOMIZER OR NASAL SPRAY. MEDICINE WOULD BE SPAYED INTO NASAL PASSAGES BY PULLING PLUNGER BACK THEN FILLING IT & PUSHING PLUNGER IN. PLUNGER HAS GREEN GLASS SHANK. CORK SEAL WITH A WOOD CAP.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
PERSONAL CARE
History
ORIGINAL OWNER WAS AN ASTHMATIC. REFER TO P19750025000-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ITEM DONATED BY JOAN MIEKE. RESEARCH DONE TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19750031000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19694526000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
45.7
Description
"1 1/4" STAMPED ON SHANK. HANDLE MISSING (WOODEN T HANDLE). ALSO STAMPED "HENRY BOKER". APPEARS SHANK HAD CRACK; NOW WELDED.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19694526000
Acquisition Date
1969-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON
Catalogue Number
P19694524000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND AUGER
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
47.0
Width
35.6
Description
WOODEN HANDLE, CAST IRON BIT. RUSTED BIT.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
Catalogue Number
P19694524000
Acquisition Date
1969-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLAINS INDIGENOUS, SET OF 2
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WILLOW STICKS, COTTON FLANNEL, BEADWORK, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19738058000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAINS INDIGENOUS, SET OF 2
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WILLOW STICKS, COTTON FLANNEL, BEADWORK, PAINT
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 28 CM WTH. (TOP) 87.7 CM (BASE) X 127 CM LTH. TRIANGULAR BACK REST CONSTRUCTED OF WILLOW STICKS LASHED WITH SINEW. BACKREST IS EDGED WITH SEWN COTTON STRIPS AND GREEN FLANNEL TAPE DOWN SIDE. HEAD PIECE IS CONSTRUCTED OF BLACK FLANNEL EDGED WITH RED FLANNEL, INSET WITH RED FLANNEL GEOMETRIC DESIGNS ARE OUTLINED IN BROWN AND WHITE BEADS. PICTOGRAPH STORY OUTLINING A BATTLE IS PAINTED IN BLACK ON THE BACK REST SURFACE. .2 25.4 CM WTH. (TOP) 83.8 CM (BASE) X 130.8 CM LTH. TRIANGULAR BACK REST CONSTRUCTED OF WILLOW STICKS LASHED WITH SINEW. BACKREST IS EDGED WITH SEWN COTTON STRIPS AND GREEN FLANNEL TAPE DOWN SIDES. HEAD PIECE IS MADE OF RED FLANNEL EDGED WITH BLACK COTTON AND WHITE BEADS GEOMETRIC DESIGN BROWN EDGED WITH BLUE & BLUE EDGED WITH BROWN PICTOGRAPH STORY OUTLINING A BATTLE AND RAID IS PAINTED IN BLACK PAINT ON THE BACKREST SURFACE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
FURNITURE
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS.
Catalogue Number
P19738058000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FIREMAN'S BADGE
Date Range From
1899
Date Range To
1909
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHROME (NICKEL PLATED?)
Catalogue Number
P19770006000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIREMAN'S BADGE
Date Range From
1899
Date Range To
1909
Materials
CHROME (NICKEL PLATED?)
No. Pieces
2
Length
4.4
Width
4.4
Description
LETHBRIDGE FIREMAN'S BADGE. ALL "CHROME". BADGE MISSING ATTACHMENT PIECE. "LETHBRIDGE" & "F.D." IN BLACK LETTERING. SCRATCHED, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT BADGES HAVE NOT CHANGED THEIR SHAPE SINCE FIRST PURCHASED AS EARLY AS 1903.
Catalogue Number
P19770006000
Acquisition Date
1977-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19820013000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
4.5
Width
4.0
Description
BADGE DEPICTS HATCHET OR AXE CROSSED WITH PAIR OF TONGS OR PINCHERS. PIN CLIPS ON REVERSE ARE FLATTENED & BENT.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION UNKNOWN, POSSIBLY A TRADE ITEM OR TRADE UNION BADGE. FOUND IN INDIAN BATTLE PARK.
Catalogue Number
P19820013000
Acquisition Date
1982-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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