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Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071010
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
28
Length
26
Width
7.8
Description
1. RIGHT BOOT. 6.8CM WOODEN HEEL IS SMOOTH AND FLARED. THE BOTTOM HAS BEEN NAILED ON AND THE WOODEN SOLE HAS BEEN SEWN ON. LEATHER UPPERS HAVE POINTED TOE AND SMOOTH FINISH. A REINFORCED LAYER SURROUND THE SIDES OF FOOT AND ARE HELD TOGETHER WITH A VERTICAL SEAM IN THE INSIDE MIDDLE AND BACK OF THE FOOT. BOOTS LACE UP THE MIDDLE WITH A BLACK COTTON CORD AND NINETEEN HOLES ON EITHER SIDE. THE HOLES ARE FINISHED WITH BAKELITE. THE BOOTS REACH APPROXIMATELY TO MID-CALF. INSIDE IS LINED WITH A YELLOWING CANVAS WHICH READS ON THE OUTER SIDE IN INK "ANNA MURDOCH 623-14 ST SO LETHBRIDGE". ON THE INNER PART OF THE LINING IS STAMPED "460 776 3027". THE BOOT SHOWS WEAR AND THE LEATHER IS CRACKING AND FLAKING IN NUMEROUS SPOTS. THE TOE OF THE SOLE IS PEELING OFF AND SHOWS SIGN OF WEAR ALONG THE BALL OF THE FOOT. THE CORD IS FRAYING IN ONE PLACE. 2. LEFT BOOT. IS IDENTICAL TO THE RIGHT BOOT EXCEPT IT ONLY READS "ANNA MURDOCH" ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOOT, AND THE CORD IS BROKEN OFF AT ONE END.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH AND WERE PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071010
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHAWL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, SILK, RHINESTONE, IMITATION PEARL
Catalogue Number
P19930071011
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHAWL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
VELVET, SILK, RHINESTONE, IMITATION PEARL
No. Pieces
1
Length
148
Width
48
Description
BLACK VELVET SCARF HAS BLACK TASSELS ON EACH END. EITHER END OF THE SCARF HAS FOUR ROWS OF ALTERNATE IMITATION WHITE PEARLS AND DIAMONDS. INSIDE OF SCARF IS LINED WITH BLACK FABRIC. BACK OF VELVET SEAM HAS AREAS OF MINOR FRAYING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071011
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19930071006
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
106
Width
170
Description
BLACK SILK FULL LENGTH SKIRT. GATHERED AT WAIST AROUND BACK, WITH THREE PLEATS ON EITHER SIDE AT FRONT. MIDDLE SECTION HAS HORIZONTAL RUFFLES ALONG LENGTH OF SKIRT. LEFT FLAP OPENS AT TOP AND FASTENS WITH FOUR SNAPS. WAIST CLOSES WITH TWO HOOK AND EYE FASTENERS. NUMEROUS LOOSE THREADS, WITH SLIGHTLY FRAYING SEAMS. MISSING EYES OF THE WAIST CLASP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CLOTHES OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO FOR VIEW OF GARMENT BEING WORN BY MRS. MURDOCH. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071006
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
49.5
Width
30.5
Description
DEPICTS BLIND GIRL IN ROBES, CARRYING PLATTER OF FLOWERS; MALE BUST IN BACKGROUND. MOUNTED BEHIND WHITE MATTE. TITLED BLIND NYDIA. FRAMED. WOOD FRAME SOMEWHAT MARRED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
"NYDIA BLIND FLOWER GIRL & A HEROINE, TAKEN FROM SIR B. LYTTON'S WORK: "THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII" "GIFT OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT-1886". FOR INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM STAFFORD’S RANCH HOUSE, COLLECTED VIA AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFORD GRANDSON MR. CAM PEAT, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILES OF P19693787000 OR P19694000000. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE INTERVIEWED CAMPBELL PEAT (SON OF NORMAN BONNER AND ANNIE STAFFORD PEAT, AND RETIRED LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKER, FARMER, AND SUSTAINABLE HOME-BUILDER), WHO DONATED THIS PRINT AND P19738547000 TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN HIS MOTHER'S NAME. PEAT SAID: “I GREW UP WITH THESE PICTURES. THEY ARE AS FAMILIAR TO ME AS MY WRIST WATCH… THEY WERE IN OUR HOUSE AT 422 – 12TH STREET SOUTH WHICH IS THE SITE OF STAFFORD PLACE… AND THE HOUSE WAS PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY GRANDMOTHER [JANE] STAFFORD AND IT WAS HER THIRD HOUSE AFTER SHE MOVED UP FROM THE RANCH AFTER THE FLOOD… MY MOTHER AND FATHER TOOK THAT HOUSE OVER, BOUGHT IT FROM [JANE STAFFORD’S] ESTATE, AND I GREW UP IN THERE. I WAS 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD WHEN WE MOVED IN… IT WAS A TWO STOREY HOUSE WITH A STAIRWELL. THIS [P19738514000] WAS ON ONE SIDE OF THE STAIRWELL AND THE HORSE [P19738547000] WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE… THEY WERE GRANDMOTHER’S PICTURES… THIS ONE WAS OBVIOUSLY AN ARAB SHEIK. WE USED TO CALL HIM LAWRENCE OF ARABIA… I DON’T KNOW THE STORY ON HIM BUT HE WAS THERE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME… I SUSPECT THESE TWO WERE GIFTS GIVEN TO MY GRANDMOTHER OVER THE YEARS… MY GRANDMOTHER RECEIVED MANY, MANY GIFTS FROM EARLY LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS, [INCLUDING] PRESBYTERIAN MC KILLOP, AND MAYOR MAGRATH, BOLTON MAGRATH, ETC., IT GOES ON… I’M PRETTY SURE [THESE PRINTS] WERE GIFTS BECAUSE THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SOMETHING MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD BUY… THE NOTE [PRESENT IN THE DONATION PAPERWORK, THAT DESCRIBES THE PRINTS AS GIFTS FROM SIR ALEXANDER GALT] - I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT. I DON’T THINK I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN IT [AT THE TIME OF DONATION] BECAUSE I’VE CORRECTED THE NOTE [TODAY]... THE PICTURES WERE [BROUGHT] HERE WHEN WE CAME OUT TO THIS HOUSE [611 28TH ST B SOUTH] IN ’58 AND THE PICTURES SAT DOWN IN THE BASEMENT UNTIL I GOT AROUND TO RENOVATING IT AND THAT’S WHEN I SENT THEM DOWN TO THE GALT MUSEUM.” INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF THIS PRINT, "BLIND NYDIA", WAS FOUND ON THE AMERICAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WEBSITE AND THE BOOK 'THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII' BY EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON. NYDIA WAS A CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S NOVEL, WHICH WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1834. SHE WAS A BLIND FLOWER SELLER, ENTANGLED IN A LOVE TRIANGLE AND CAUGHT IN POMPEII DURING THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS. DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, THE PUBLIC WAS HIGHLY INTERESTED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII (THE SITE WAS UNEARTHED AND OPENED TO TOURISM IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY). A KEY CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S FICTIONAL INTERPRETATION OF THE HISTORICAL EVENTS AT POMPEII, NYDIA'S ROMANTIC AND TRAGIC END INSPIRED MANY 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES. THIS SPECIFIC PRINT IS A PHOTOENGRAVING TAKEN FROM A PAINTING BY GERMAN ARTIST CARL VON BODENHAUSEN (1852 - 1931). FOR HARDCOPIES OF BOTH THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
STRAIGHT
Date Range From
1886
Date Range To
1888
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19760037000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STRAIGHT
Date Range From
1886
Date Range To
1888
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
15.9
Width
1.9
Description
RAZOR BLADE BADLY CORRODED AND RUSTED. BROKEN AWAY FROM CASING. IVORY HANDLE IS DISCOLORED FROM EXPOSURE OR HEAT. RUST STAINS APPEAR AROUND RIVETS AND BLADE END. IVORY BROKEN THROUGH AT RIVET THAT HOLDS THE BLADE. INITIALS SCRATCHED IN THE IVORY HANDLE "N.W.L". ALSO WORD "LEIGHT" AT ONE END WITH DESIGN "STAR" ABOVE IT.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOUND AT ORIGINAL FT. WHOOP-UP SITE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY DR. ALEX JOHNSTON (P19820062000). WHILE SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY JOHNSTON, A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 13, 1989 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PROVIDES BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. JOHNSTON WAS BORN IN 1920 IN WORKED FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AS A RANGELAND ECOLOGIST AT THE LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH STATION. HIS CAREER AS A LOCAL HISTORIAN STARTED IN THE MID-1960S, AND BY HIS DEATH HE HAD AUTHORED OVER ONE HUNDRED ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS. HE WORKED AT THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES, AND SERVED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARITFACTS AND ACQUISITION COMMITTEE AT THE FORT WHOOP UP INTERPRETIVE SOCIETY. JOHNSON RECEIVED AN HONOURARY DOCTORATE OF LAWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE AND WAS INDUCTED IN THE ALBERTA AGRICULTURE HALL OF EXCELLENCE FOR HIS ROLE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RESEARCH SUBSTATION WEST OF STAVELY - A DEMONSTRATION FARM USED TO DEVELOP THE PRESERVATION OF NATIVE PRAIRIE GRASSES. JOHNSTON WAS A CONFIRMED BACHELOR AND LIVED FOR MANY YEARS AT THE MARQUIS HOTEL. HE DIED ON APRIL 12, 1989. *UPDATE* DURING A 2018 COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS STRAIGHT RAZOR, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK NOTED A DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT RECORD. THE NOTE IS UNDATED, BUT APPEARS TO BE FROM THE TIME OF DONATION. IT READS: "THIS STRAIGHT RAZOR WAS FOUND AT THE SITE OF THE ORIGINAL FORT WHOOP-UP BY MRS. G. CHATAWAY, BAR S RANCH, NANTON, ALBERTA. MRS. CHATAWAY FOUND THE RAZOR WHEN VISITING THE SITE ABOUT 1937. SHE NOTICED A SMALL AMOUNT OF WHITE MATERIAL AT THE SIDE OF A BADGER HOLE, WHICH, UPON INVESTIGATION, TURNED OUT TO BE PART OF THE WHITE IVORY HANDLE OF THIS STRAIGHT RAZOR. AT THIS TIME MRS. CHATAWAY WAS MAXINE MCLEAY... THE RAZOR WAS DONATED WITH THE THOUGHT THAT IT MIGHT BE USED IN SOME OF THE EXHIBITS OF THE RECONSTRUCTED FORT WHOOP-UP. THE INITIALS "J. M. N." APPEAR ON THE RAZOR. ALSO THE NAME "LEIGHT" APPEARS IN THE LOWER RIGHT PORTION OF THE SAME SIDE OF THE HANDLE... WE HAVE NEVER COME ACROSS A NAME IN CONNECTION WITH FORT WHOOP-UP THAT FITS THE INITIALS. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO OBTAIN THE NAMES OF THE POLICEMEN WHO WERE STATIONED THERE AROUND 1886-88, JUST BEFORE THE OLD FORT BURNED. IT IS DIFFICULT TO TELL IF THE BROWNISH DISCOLORATION OF THE HANDLE WAS DUE TO ITS (PRESUMABLY) LONG BURIAL OR TO THE HEAT OF A FIRE." THE NOTE IS SIGNED BY ALEX JOHNSTON. FOR FULL DONATION NOTES, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19760037000
Acquisition Date
1976-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
97.7
Width
70.8
Description
SOFTWOOD FRAME. ENTIRE PICTURE HAND BEADED WITH SMALLER BEADS USED FOR THE FACES AND HANDS OF FOUR PEOPLE. BUFFALO IN CENTER WITH AN INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUAL STANDING ON ONE SIDE AND A WHITE WOMAN STANDING ON THE OTHER. ANOTHER PERSON IS KNEELING BEHIND AND ONE IN THE BACKGROUND TO THE LEFT. COLOURS USED ARE GOLD BACKGROUND, MOTIF IN BLACK, WHITE AND GREY. A SECTION OF BEADS ARE MISSING ON THE WOMAN'S FOOT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1908-26, SHE WAS CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR ST. AUGUSTINES CHURCH. BEADWORK ACQUIRED AT HOUSE SALE IN 1930, PAID $25.00. DONOR BELIEVES IT TO REPRESENT THE SIGNING OF THE PEACE TREATY BETWEEN THE FIRST NATIONS AND NEW COMING CANADIANS. DONOR BORN IN 1885. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BEADWORK'S CREATOR BUT DID FIND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, MABEL JOHNSON, IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO GALT MUSEUM STAFF IN SEPTEMBER 1977: "TODAY A LARGE CONSIGNMENT WAS SHIPPED TO YOU BY CANADIAN EXPRESS COMPANY. IT CONTAINS A VERY BEAUTIFUL SAMPLE OF INDIAN BEADWORK WHICH I FOUND IN CALGARY IN 1930 AND HAD IT FRAMED. IT HAS HUNG IN MY HOME EVER SINCE AND HAS BEEN MY PRIDE AND [JOY]. MY SON & DAUGHTER ARE NOT PLEASED BY MY DECISION TO GIVE IT AWAY, BUT I WISHED TO SEND IT TO THE MUSEUM OF LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE THE YEARS I LIVED THERE, 1908-1926, WERE THE HAPPIEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL OF MY LIFE AND CAREER, WHEN I WAS A PROMINENT CONTRALTO SOLOIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH FOR SOME YEARS. I THEN USED THE NAME MRS. H.H. JOHNSON... ON OCTOBER 15 [1977] I HOPE TO CELEBRATE MY 92ND BIRTHDAY. I THINK NOT A DAY HAS PASSED, BUT WHAT I TOOK TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE AND MARVEL AT THE WORKMANSHIP OF IT ALL THOSE YEARS AGO... I AM VERY GLAD TO PASS IT ON TO YOU FOR I KNOW IT WILL BE GREATLY ADMIRED AND TREASURED." FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
Acquisition Date
1977-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19940005001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
7
Description
1.HANDKERCHIEF - 20.5CM (LENGTH) X 20CM (WIDTH). TAUPE COLOURED HANDKERCHIEF HAS SCALLOPED SIDES WITH SHARPLY PROTRUDING POINTED CORNERS. PERIMETER IS OUTLINED WITH A GOLD COLOURED PAINT. THREE CORNERS ALSO HAVE THIS PAINT CONTINUING THE SCALLOPED SHAPE WITH PINK STREAKS ABOVE THEM. THE FOURTH CORNER HAS THREE PINK AND PURPLE FLOWERS WITH GREEN STEMS AND LEAVES, THESE ARE ALSO TRACED IN GOLD PAINT. HAS SOME SMALL MARKS AND MINOR HOLES. 2. HANDKERCHIEF - 26CM (LENGTH) X 25CM (WIDTH). LIGHT GREY SQUARE SHAPED HANDKERCHIEF HAS A SMALL SEAM AROUND THE PERIMETER AND IS DECORATED WITH DARK GREY CIRCULAR OUTLINES. THERE ARE FOUR LARGER CIRCLES IN EACH QUARTER OF THE TEXTILE AND THE PATTERN OF SMALLER CIRCLES REPEATS ITSELF IN EACH AREA. ONE CORNER IS TORN AND BEGINNING TO FRAY 3. HANDKERCHIEF - 26.8CM (LENGTH) X 25CM (WIDTH). LIGHT PINK TEXTILE IS FINISHED WITH A CHAIN STITCH AND HAS A YELLOWISH FLOWER WHOSE PETALS ARE HEART SHAPED AND HAS GREEN LEAVES AND STEMS IN ONE QUARTER OF THE TEXTILE. THE YELLOW COLOUR HAS RAN IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER WHEN FOLDED TO PRODUCE AN IMPRINT OF THE PETALS IN ANOTHER QUARTER. FINISHING STITCH IS COMING UNDONE IN SOME AREAS, AND IN ONE SECTION FABRIC IS BEGINNING TO FRAY ALONG THE EDGE. 4. HANDKERCHIEF - 27.7CM (WIDTH) X 26.2CM (LENGTH). SHEER WHITE TEXTILE IS SQUARE IN GENERAL SHAPE WITH A CURVING BORDER DECORATED WITH PINK PAINT. THERE IS A PINK ROSE WITH GREEN STEM AND LEAVES IN ONE CORNER WHERE THE EDGE IS CUT IN THE SHAPE OF THE ROSE. PAINT ALONG BORDER IS BEGINNING TO CRACK. 5. HANDKERCHIEF - 30.4CM (LENGTH) X 31CM (WIDTH). SHEER WHITE TEXTILE HAS SCALLOPED EDGES WITH GOLD PAINT BORDERS. EACH CORNER HAS AN EXTRA STRIPE OF GOLD PAINT. ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER IT READS "MERRY XMAS" IN GOLD PAINT WITH RED AND GREEN PAINTED HOLLY AND BERRIED UNDERNEATH AND A RED AND GREEN DECORATION ABOVE THE WRITING. HAS A YELLOW STAIN IN ONE CORNER AND A RED ONE IN THE OTHER. HAS A COUPLE OF MINOR RUNS IN THE MATERIAL. 6. HANDKERCHIEF - SAME AS #5 EXCEPT ITS ONLY STAIN IS IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER WITH A RUNNING COLOUR. 7. HANDKERCHIEF - SAME AS #5 EXCEPT IT HAS NO STAINS.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONATIONS HAVE BEEN IN DONOR'S FAMILY SINCE 1885. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF GLOVES DONATED BY ANNE DUECK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ANNE DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 13, 2004. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY “ANNE WAS KNOWN FOR HER TEACHING IN THE COMMUNITY OF COALDALE AT JOHN DAVIDSON AND R.I. BAKER SCHOOLS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT.” SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETER P. DUECK AND ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). PETER P. DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON AUGUST 9, 1983. ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN THE CRIMEA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, SHE LIVED IN COALDALE FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, EXCEPT FOR ONE YEAR. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON DECEMBER 13, 1981. PETER DUECK’S BROTHER WAS NAMED FRANK DUECK. FRANK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON JANUARY 9, 1983. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926, WHERE HE FARMED IN THE COALDALE DISTRICT BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE AND THEN CALGARY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING OTHER ARTIFACTS WITHIN THIS COLLECTION. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS MADE AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF THE AUDIT WORK.
Catalogue Number
P19940005001
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCARF
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940005002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCARF
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
119
Width
75
Description
COTTON SHAWL HAS CROCHETED TRIM. THESE ARE LARGE LOOPS WHICH ARE ALL SIMILAR IN SHAPE, BUT CHANGE IN COLOUR BY ROWS. THE OUTER ROW IS LIGHT BEIGE, THEN SMALLER ROWS OF DARK BROWN, MEDIUM BROWN, CREAM AND THEN THE OUTER BEIGE COLOUR. THE CENTRE OF THE SHAWL IS RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH THE SAME BEIGE THREADS KNITTED FOR THE BACKGROUND. THIS IS BROKEN UP BY PARALLEL LINES OF DIFFERENT COLOURED ZIG-ZAG SECTIONS. THEY ARE ALL IDENTICAL WITH DARK BROWN, MEDIUM BROWN, BEIGE AND CREAM REPEATED IN SETS OF THREE. THERE ARE SEVEN OF THESE PARALLEL LINES ACROSS THE SCARF. IN ONE CORNER ARE SOME INITIALS SEWN IN BLACK (SW?). KNIT IS STRETCHED IN AREAS. CROCHETED AREA IS ALSO STRETCHED. A FEW LOOSE THREADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE FILE P19940005001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF GLOVES DONATED BY ANNE DUECK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ANNE DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 13, 2004. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY “ANNE WAS KNOWN FOR HER TEACHING IN THE COMMUNITY OF COALDALE AT JOHN DAVIDSON AND R.I. BAKER SCHOOLS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT.” SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETER P. DUECK AND ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). PETER P. DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON AUGUST 9, 1983. ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN THE CRIMEA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, SHE LIVED IN COALDALE FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, EXCEPT FOR ONE YEAR. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON DECEMBER 13, 1981. PETER DUECK’S BROTHER WAS NAMED FRANK DUECK. FRANK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON JANUARY 9, 1983. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926, WHERE HE FARMED IN THE COALDALE DISTRICT BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE AND THEN CALGARY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING THIS ARTIFACT. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS MADE AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF THE AUDIT WORK.
Catalogue Number
P19940005002
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN, SILK, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19940005003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON, LINEN, SILK, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
7
Description
1. 23.4CM (L) X 11.5CM (W). PAIR OF WHITE COTTON GLOVES. WRIST-LENGTH GLOVES HAVE THREE LINES OF STITCHING ON THE BACK OF THE HAND. A SIMILAR STITCHING OUTLINES THE OUTSIDE SEAM OF THE GLOVES, THE MIDDLE, THIRD, AND LITTLE FINGER AND JUST AROUND THE TIP OF THE INDEX FINGER. LEFT AND RIGHT GLOVES ARE IDENTICAL EXCEPT RIGHT GLOVE HAS FABRIC LABEL WHICH READS "7 1/2 WASHABLE" IN PINK INK AND ON REVERSE READS "MONGLO GLOVES" WITH THE OUTLINE OF A DOG JUMPING UP IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER. TAG IS FRAYING AND THERE IS A SMALL STAIN ON THE BACK OF THE RIGHT HAND. 2. 27.1CM (L) X 9.9 CM (W). ONE PAIR OF WHITE SILK GLOVES. WHITE SILK THREAD HAS A FLORAL AND LEAF PATTERN EMBROIDERED FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE THUMB TO THE WRIST HEM. GLOVES ARE IDENTICAL EXCEPT THE RIGHT GLOVE HAS A FABRIC TAG THAT READS "LOTUS 8 1/2 MADE IN CANADA" IN TURQUOISE THREAD INSIDE THE GLOVE. TAG IS FRAYING AND THERE ARE SOME SNAGS IN THE MATERIAL. 3. 27CM (L) X 11.6CM (W) ONE PAIR OF CROCHETED GLOVES. WHITE LINEN GLOVES HAVE THREE PARALLEL LINES ON THE BACK OF THE HAND THAT ARE IN "STITCHING PATTERN" WITH ALTERNATING LARGE AND FILLED HOLES. WRISTS ARE FITTED WITH THREE ROWS OF LARGE LOOPS WHICH END WITH FLARED OUT CUFFS. CUFFS ARE SCALLOPED AND HAVE TRIANGULAR DESIGNS ON THEM. RIGHT AND LEFT GLOVES ARE IDENTICAL. ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 4. 30.4CM (L) X 13.1CM (W). GLOVE BAG. CLEAR PLASTIC BAG IS OPEN ON TOP AND READS "GLENEATON GLOVES" IN BLUE AND BLACK WITH PICTURES OF A FLOWER AND BUTTERFLY BELOW AND THEN IN A BLACK BOX WRITTEN IN BLUE LETTERS IT READS "EATON'S OF CANADA". BAG HAS SCRATCHES, SMALL TEARS, AND IS STAINED RED ON THE FRONT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE HISTORY OF P19940005001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF GLOVES DONATED BY ANNE DUECK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ANNE DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 13, 2004. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY “ANNE WAS KNOWN FOR HER TEACHING IN THE COMMUNITY OF COALDALE AT JOHN DAVIDSON AND R.I. BAKER SCHOOLS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT.” SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETER P. DUECK AND ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). PETER P. DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON AUGUST 9, 1983. ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN THE CRIMEA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, SHE LIVED IN COALDALE FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, EXCEPT FOR ONE YEAR. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON DECEMBER 13, 1981. PETER DUECK’S BROTHER WAS NAMED FRANK DUECK. FRANK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON JANUARY 9, 1983. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926, WHERE HE FARMED IN THE COALDALE DISTRICT BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE AND THEN CALGARY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING OTHER ARTIFACTS WITHIN THIS COLLECTION. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS MADE AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF THE AUDIT WORK.
Catalogue Number
P19940005003
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19920058006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Length
11.8
Width
2.7
Description
SMALL, WIRE RIMMED SPECTACLES. GLASS LENSES IN TACT. EACH ARM IS ON A HINGE ON SIDE OF LENSES, SO THEY FOLD DOWN. TOP 1/3 OF EACH ARM IS ON ANOTHER HINGE, SO THAT ARMS FOLD UP, AND GLASSES BECOME COMPACT. AT THE END OF EACH ARM, THE METAL IS FORMED INTO A TEARDROP SHAPE; THERE IS A TEARDROP SHAPED HOLE AT THE END OF EACH ARM. ETCHED ONTO INSIDE OF ONE ARM IS "B".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ALL ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION BELONGED TO MARJ'S MOTHER'S FAMILY. HER GRANDFATHER WAS M.H. SHERLOCK. THE ITEMS PRE-DATE LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE BROUGHT AND USED BY THE FAMILY CA. MID 1800'S. MARJ HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF GLASSES' ORIGINAL OWNER, BUT CONCEEDED THAT THE SHERLOCK FAMILY WAS EXTREMELY WELL OFF (AKA DOWNTOWN SHERLOCK BLOCK). DONOR HERSELF RECALLED WEARING DONATED NIGHTSHIRT AND GLASSES TO A PARTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. ENTIRE LOT OF SHERLOCK CAME VIA DONOR'S GRANDPARENTS TO MOM TO DONOR. NORMAN MACLEOD PASSED AWAY APPROXIMATELY 1940 AND MARGARET SOME YEARS PREVIOUS. DONORS MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERS AT MUSEUM FOR MANY YEARS (CONTINUING IN YEAR 2000). *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING THE EYEGLASSES. WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO GIVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PAIR OF EYEGLASSES, HOWEVER, SHE DID MENTION THAT SHE AND HER SIBLINGS PLAYED WITH A SIMILAR PAIR WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN. WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058006
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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