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Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150029000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
46.2
Length
33.5
Width
3.8
Description
WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, FRAMED. WOODEN FRAME, FINISHED WITH SUBDUED GOLD COLOURED PAINT. OFF-WHITE MATTING. BEHIND GLASS. HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION. FOREGROUND RIGHT IS A GREY ROCK FORMATION, WITH SOME SHRUBS GROWING ON IT. FOREGROUND LEFT, TAKING UP LEFT SIDE OF PAINTING, IS A GREEN-LEAFED TREE. BEHIND THE ROCK AND TREE IS A BODY OF WATER, WITH A SAILBOAT, RIGHT BACKGROUND. BEHIND THE SAILBOAT IS A MOUNTAIN. "IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C." AND ARTIST SIGNATURE "E. F. KIRK" BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. REVERSE OF PAINTING HAS A STICKER BOTTOM LEFT: "ALEX FRASER GALLERIES 5669 GRANVILLE STREET, VANCOUVER 13, B.C. - KERR. 7545. ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, MODERN FRENCH REPRODUCTIONS, VALUATIONS, CLEANING, RESTORING, FRAMING. ALEX FRASER, FORMERLY OF BOND STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND." HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL BESIDE THIS STICKER "MISS EDITH FANNY KIRK". METAL WIRE FOR HANGING ON BACK AS WELL. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. FRAME SHOWS SOME WEAR, ESPECIALLY ON THE CORNERS AND EDGES. SMALL GAP AT TOP LEFT, WHERE PAINTING HAS COME AWAY FROM MATTING.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
THIS PAINTING WAS DONATED BY GARY SIM, WHO CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE PAINTING THROUGH TED PAPPAS, OF WESTCOAST ESTATES AUCTIONS (WHICH IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS). SIM WROTE IN AN EMAIL TO WENDY AITKENS THAT “TED KNOWS THAT I’M INTERESTED IN EARLY VANCOUVER AND BC ART, AND OFFERED THEM [THREE WORKS BY KIRK, INCLUDING THIS ONE] TO ME DIRECTLY. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM. TED UNFRAMED TWO OF THEM, LEAVING THE ATLIN PAINTING IN ITS (ORIGINAL) FRAME.” THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON EDITH KIRK, THE ARTIST, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PRESENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE KIRK WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART AND SHE STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON, AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES, AND YORKSHIRE. KIRK WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY 1911 KIRK IS BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, B.C. NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, WHERE SHE WORKED AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, INCLUDING DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE TO VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIES AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20150029000
Acquisition Date
2015-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Length
41
Width
36
Description
HANDMADE BAG MADE OF 3 SECTIONS OF STRIPS OF ABOUT 5 INCHES (APPROX. 13 CM) EACH. IT IS RED WITH BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, AND RAW MATERIAL ACCENTS. THE TRIM AT THE TOP OF THE BAG IS BLUE WITH A HANDLE OF THE SAME FABRIC ON EITHER SIDE. THERE IS A STRIP OF RAW, NOT PATTERNED FABRIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG. BOTH SIDES OF THE BAG HAVE THE SAME ARRANGEMENT OF PATTERNED STRIPS. THERE IS ONE SEAM CONNECTING THE FRONT AND THE BACK OF THE BAG ON BOTH SIDES. THE INSIDE IS UNLINED. GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS SOME STITCHING COMING LOOSE AT VARIOUS POINTS OF THE PATTERNING.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
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. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928 THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. A STATEMENT WRITTEN BY MORRIS ATTACHED TO THE BAG STATES THAT THE MATERIAL OF THE BAG ORIGINATES FROM THE 1870S. THE STATEMENT READS: “THIS BAG WAS HAND WOVEN IN STRIPS [THAT WERE USED] TO SEW ON THE BOTTOM OF PETTICOATS. THE GIRLS AT THAT TIME HAD TO HAVE A TROUSEUA [SIC] TO LAST A LIFETIME BECAUSE AFTER MARRIAGE THERE WOULD BE NO TIME TO MAKE CLOTHES SO WHAT THEY MADE WAS STURDY. THEY STARTED ON THEIR TROUSEUS [SIC] AS SOON AS THEY COULD HOLD A NEEDLE. WHEN IT WAS HAYING TIME THE GIRLS WENT OUT INTO THE FIELD TO RAKE THE HAY. THEY WORE PETTICOATS OF LINEN TO WHICH THESE BANDS WERE SEWN. THE LONG SKIRTS WERE PICKED UP AT THE SIDES AND TUCKED INTO THE WAISTBANDS SO THAT THE BOTTOMS OF THE PETTICOATS WERE ON DISPLAY.” “THESE BANDS WERE ORIGINALLY MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S WHO CAME OUT OF RUSSIA WITH THE DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT IN 1899. THEY WERE PASSED ON TO MY MOTHER, ELIZABETH KONKIN, WHO MADE THEM INTO A BAG IN THE 1940S” THE STRIPS THAT MAKE UP THE BAG SERVED A UTILITARIAN PURPOSE WHEN SEWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PETTICOATS. IN THE INTERVIEW, MORRIS EXPLAINS: “… THESE STRIPS ARE VERY STRONG. THEY’RE LIKE CANVAS. THEY WERE SEWN ONTO THE BOTTOM OF THE LADY’S PETTICOATS AND THEY WORE A SKIRT ON TOP OF THE PETTICOATS. THESE STRIPS LASTED A LIFETIME, IN FACT MORE THAN ONE LIFETIME BECAUSE I’VE GOT THEM NOW. THEY WOULD TUCK THE SKIRTS INTO THEIR WAISTBAND ON THE SIDE SO THEIR PETTICOATS SHOWED AND THEY WERE TRYING TO PRESERVE THEIR SKIRTS NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE GRAIN. THE GIRLS LIKED TO WEAR THEM TO SHOW OFF BECAUSE THE BOYS WERE THERE AND THEY ALWAYS WORE THEIR VERY BEST SUNDAY CLOTHES WHEN THEY WENT CUTTING WHEAT OR GRAIN." “[THE FABRIC] CAME FROM RUSSIA. WITH THE AREA WHERE THEY CAME FROM IS NOW GEORGIA AND THEY LIVED ABOUT SEVEN MILES NORTH OF THE TURKISH BORDER, THE PRESENT DAY TURKISH BORDER… [THE DOUKHOBORS] CAME TO CANADA IN 1897 AND 1899.” MORRIS EXPLAINS THAT SURPLUS FABRIC WOULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO CANADA FROM RUSSIA BY HER MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER FOR FUTURE USE AND TO AID THE GIRLS IN MAKING THEIR TROUSSEAUS: “THE TROUSSEAU THE GIRLS MADE HAD TO LAST THEM A LIFETIME BECAUSE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TIME BUT RAISING CHILDREN TO SEWING THINGS. SEWING MACHINES WERE UNKNOWN THEN.” THE BANDS OF FABRIC THAT MAKE UP THE BAG WOULD HAVE BEEN REMAINS NEVER USED FROM ELIZABETH KONKIN’S TROUSSEAU. SHE HAND WOVE THE BAG WHILE SHE WAS LIVING IN SHOULDICE. THE BAG WAS USED BY MORRIS’ MOTHER TO STORE HER KNITTING SUPPLIES. WHEN MORRIS ACQUIRED THE BAG IN THE 1990S, IT MAINTAINED A SIMILAR PURPOSE: “WELL I USED TO CARRY MY STUFF FOR THE WEAVER’S GUILD BUT NOW I DON’T USE IT FOR ANYTHING. IT’S VERY HANDY YOU KNOW IT DOESN’T WEAR OUT.” THERE WAS ONLY ONE BAG MADE OUT OF THESE REMNANTS BY MORRIS’ MOTHER. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, VARNISH
Catalogue Number
P20160003008
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1995
Materials
WOOD, METAL, VARNISH
No. Pieces
1
Height
107
Diameter
54.5
Description
WOODEN SPINNING WHEEL COATED WITH RED WOOD VARNISH. THE BOBBIN IS APPROX. 11.5CM IN LENGTH AND APPROX. 9CM IN DIAMETER. THERE IS SOME HANDSPUN, WHITE YARN REMAINING ON THE BOBBIN, IN ADDITION TO A SMALL AMOUNT OF GREEN YARN. THE SPINNING WHEEL IS FULLY ASSEMBLED. ON EITHER SIDE OF THE FLYER THERE ARE 10 METAL HOOKS. ON THE LEFT SIDE ONE OF THE 10 HOOKS IS PARTIALLY BROKEN OFF. ON THE FRONT MAIDEN, A WHITE STRING IS TIED AROUND A FRONT KNOB WITH A METAL WIRE BENT LIKE A HOOK (POSSIBLY TO PULL YARN THROUGH THE METAL ORIFICE ATTACHED TO FLYER). LONG SECTION OF RED YARN LOOPED AROUND THE SPINNING WHEEL (MAY BE DRIVE BAND). TREADLE IS TIED TO THE FOOTMAN WITH A DARK GREY, FLAT STRING THAT IS 5MM IN WIDTH. GOOD CONDITION. TREADLE IS WELL WORN WITH VARNISH WORN OFF AND METAL NAIL HEADS EXPOSED.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
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. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928, THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. MORRIS ACQUIRED THIS SPINNING WHEEL FROM HER MOTHER AT THE SAME TIME SHE ACQUIRED THE RUG (P20160003006-GA). SHE EXPLAINS: “I ASKED HER IF I COULD USE THE SPINNING WHEEL – SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO SPIN. AND SHE ALSO TAUGHT ME HOW TO WEAVE, ACTUALLY MY GRANDMOTHER DID THAT MORE SO THAN MY MOTHER. AND I BELONG TO THE WEAVERS’ GUILD, SO I THOUGHT THAT I BETTER DO SOME SPINNING. AND I DID SOME, SO THAT’S WHY I’VE GOT IT HERE AND MOTHER SAID NOT TO BOTHER BRINGING IT BECAUSE SHE WASN’T GOING TO DO ANYMORE SPINNING. SHE HAD LOTS AND LOTS OF YARN THAT SHE DID. SO IT’S BEEN SITTING HERE; IT WAS IN THE BASEMENT.” THE WHEEL WAS MADE FOR ELIZABETH KONKIN WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. MORRIS EXPLAINED THAT: “… [THE SPINNING WHEEL] WAS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR HER. SHE WAS VERY YOUNG. AND THAT IS THE CADILLAC OF SPINNING WHEELS… BECAUSE SHE KNEW WHO THE SPINNERS WERE, WHO THE SPINNING WHEEL CARPENTERS WERE. AND THERE WAS ONE PARTICULAR MAN AND HER MOTHER SAID, ‘WE’LL GO TO THAT ONE.’ AND THEN IN TURN, IN PAYMENT, SHE WOVE HIM ENOUGH MATERIAL TO MAKE A SUIT – A LINEN ONE… [T]HEY DIDN’T LIVE IN CASTELLAR, THEY LIVED IN ANOTHER PLACE. IT’S CALLED - IN RUSSIAN IT IS CALLED OOTISCHENIA. IT’S WHERE THE BIG – ONE OF THE BIG DAMS IS. IF YOU EVER GO ON THAT ROAD, THERE’LL BE DAMS – I THINK ABOUT 3 HUGE ONES… NEAR CASTELLAR, YEAH.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE TIME THE WHEEL WAS BUILT FOR HER MOTHER, MORRIS ANSWERED: “… [S]HE GOT IT LONG BEFORE [HER MARRIAGE].” SHE EXPLAINED THAT PRIOR TO MARRYING, GIRLS WOULD PUT TOGETHER TROUSSEAUS “AND THEY MAKE ALL KINDS OF FANCY THINGS WHICH THEY NEVER USE.” MORRIS RECALLS THE SPINNING WHEEL BEING USED WITHIN HER FAMILY’S HOME IN SHOULDICE AND IN THE LEAN-TO AREA IN THEIR HOME AT VAUXHALL: ‘WELL I THINK [THE SKILL IS] IN THE GENES ACTUALLY. BECAUSE MOST FAMILIES WOVE, AND THEY CERTAINLY SPUN, AS FAR AS I REMEMBER. I KNOW EVERY FALL THE LOOM WOULD COME OUT AND WE WERE LIVING WITH MY GRANDPARENTS ON MY DAD’S [SIDE]. WE LIVED UPSTAIRS, AND EVERY WINTER THEY’D HAUL THAT HUGE LOOM INTO THE BATHHOUSE – THE STEAM BATHHOUSE – BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ROOM ANYWHERE ELSE. AND THEY – THE LADIES SET IT UP AND IN THE SUMMERTIME. THEY TORE THE RAGS FOR THE RUGS, OR SPUN THEM. [FOR] WHATEVER THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE. MY MOM WAS SPINNING WHEN I WAS OLD. [S]HE USED MAKE MITTENS AND SOCKS FOR THE KIDS FOR MY CHILDREN AND SO WHEN SHE DIED THERE WAS A WHOLE STACK OF THESE MITTENS AND SOCKS AND I’VE BEEN GIVING IT TO MY GRAND[KIDS AND] MY GREAT GRANDKIDS” MORRIS ALSO USED THIS SPINNING WHEEL MANY TIMES HERSELF. SHE SAID, “IT WAS VERY EASY TO SPIN AND WHEN YOU TRY SOMEBODY ELSE’S SPINNING WHEEL YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE RIGHT AWAY. IT’S LIKE DRIVING A CADILLAC AND THEN DRIVING AN OLD FORD. IT’S JUST, IT’S SMOOTH. OUR SON, I TOLD YOU HE WAS VERY CLEVER, HE TRIED SPINNING AND HE SAID IT WAS JUST A VERY, VERY GOOD SPINNING WHEEL. WHEN I WAS IN THE GUILD I TRIED DOING [WHAT] MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME HOW TO SPIN FINE THREAD AND I WANTED HEAVY THREAD BECAUSE NOW [THEY'RE] MAKING THESE WALL HANGINGS. THEY USE THREAD AS THICK AS TWO FINGERS SO I DID THAT AND I DYED IT. I WENT OUT AND CREATED MY OWN DYES. THAT WAS FUN AND THEN I HAVE A SAMPLER OF ALL THE DYES I MADE… I STOPPED SPINNING SHORTLY BEFORE I STOPPED WEAVING… I LOVED WEAVING. FIRST OF ALL I LEARNED HOW TO EMBROIDER. I LIKED THAT THEN I LEARNED HOW CROCHET, I LIKED THAT. THEN I LEARNED HOW TO KNIT AND THAT WAS TOPS. THEN ONE DAY I WAS VISITING MY FRIEND, FRANCES, AND SHE WAS GOING TO THE BOWMAN AND I SAID, 'WHERE ARE YOU GOING?' SHE SAID 'I’M GOING THERE TO WEAVE.' I SAID, 'I DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD WEAVE?' SHE SAID, 'OH YES,' AND I SAID ‘IS IT HARD?' SHE SAID, ‘NO,” SO I WENT THERE AND I SAW THE THINGS SHE WOVE. THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL AND SO I JOINED THE GROUP AND THEN OF COURSE I WANTED TO HAVE SOME OF THE STUFF I HAD SPUN MYSELF AND DYED MYSELF AND NOBODY ELSE WANTED. THEN I DECIDED, ‘ALRIGHT, I’VE WOVEN ALL THESE THINGS, WOVE MYSELF A SUIT, LONG SKIRT YOU NAME IT. PLACE MATS GALORE. THIS LITTLE RUNNER,’ AND I THOUGHT, ‘WELL, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THE REST BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS HOMESPUN STUFF. THEY WANT TO GO TO WALMART OR SOME PLACE AND BUY SOMETHING READYMADE,’ SO I GAVE UP SPINNING AND WEAVING… I STOPPED AFTER I MADE MY SUIT. THAT MUST HAVE BEEN ABOUT TWENTY YEARS AGO, EASILY.” MORRIS’ MOTHER WOULD WEAVE IN SHOULDICE, BUT “[I]N VAUXHALL, NO, SHE WASN’T [WEAVING]. SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOOM.” MORRIS SAID IN SHOULDICE, “I LEARNED HOW TO THROW THE SHUTTLE BACK AND FORTH TO WEAVE RUGS BECAUSE I USED TO SIT THERE WATCHING MY GRANDMOTHER AND SHE LET ME DO THAT, AND THEN YOU SEE WHEN I GOT SO INTERESTED IN WEAVING THAT I BOUGHT A LOOM, SITTING DOWN IN THE BASEMENT. I’VE BEEN TRYING TO SELL IT EVER SINCE AND NOBODY WANTS IT. I OFFERED TO GIVE IT FOR FREE AND NOBODY WANTS IT BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE SPACE FOR IT.” PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003008
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1949
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20160040000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1949
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7
Length
60.5
Width
30.2
Description
WASHBOARD WITH WOODEN FRAME AND A GREEN-TINTED GLASS GRATE. THE FRONT OF THE WASHBOARD HAS A RIDGE AT THE TOP – LIKELY USED FOR SUPPORT – WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 6.7 CM DEEP. THE UPPER SECTION OF THE WASHBOARD IS WOODEN WITH SEVERELY FADED BLACK LETTERING THAT READS “MANUFACTURED BY…” THERE IS A CURVED STRIP OF WOOD ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER SECTION AND ANOTHER WOODEN PIECE BELOW THAT WITH THREE RIDGES. THE GLASS HAS A HORIZONTAL GRATE AND IS TEXTURED. THERE IS A HORIZONTAL WOODEN PIECE OF WOOD SUPPORTING THE GLASS AT ITS BASE. THE SIDES OF THE WOODEN FRAME EXTEND ABOUT 13.5 CM BEYOND THE GLASS TO ACT AS THE WASHBOARD’S LEGS. ON THE BACK THERE IS A FLAT PIECE OF WOOD NAILED TO THE FRAME ON THE UPPER SECTION. THE BRAND’S STAMP ON THIS BOARD IS FADED. THERE ARE SEVERELY FADED RED LETTERS AT THE UPPER SECTION OF THIS BOARD WITH A WORD SPECULATED TO BEGIN WITH THE LETTER “E”. UNDERNEATH THE RED INK LETTERS IS “MANUFACTURED BY THE CANADIAN WOODENWARE CO. WINNIPEG ST. THOMAS MONTREAL” STAMPED IN BLACK INK. THE NAILS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THIS UPPER BOARD VARY IN SIZES. THE BACK SIDE OF THE GLASS GRATE IS SMOOTH. GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS REMNANTS OF SOAP ACCUMULATING AT THE SIDES OF THE GLASS OF THE WASHBOARD. THERE IS SOAP SCUM RUNNING ALONG THE GLASS OF THE BACK OF THE GRATE. THE WOOD FRAME IS WORN AND ROUGH OVER THE GENERAL SURFACE, ESPECIALLY ON THE FRONT, UPPER SECTION. THERE IS A PART OF THE WOOD MISSING FROM THE TOP LEFT OF THE RIDGE. THERE IS AN ACCRETION OF BEIGE PAINT ON THE BACK OF THE GLASS GRATE.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
THIS WASHBOARD CAME TO THE MUSEUM FROM DONOR, LOUISE VERES, WHO RECALLED ITS USE BY HER MOTHER, HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD (NEE SORGARD). IN AN EMAIL SENT IN NOVEMBER 2016 TO COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN, LOUISE WROTE OF THE ARTIFACT’S HISTORY AND THE PROCESS OF WASHING CLOTHING BEFORE THE EXISTENCE OF AUTOMATED WASHING MACHINES: “DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE 1900[S], MONDAY WAS ALWAYS CONSIDERED WASH DAY IN OUR FAMILY. WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER CAME TO CANADA IN 1906 AND WHEN MY MOM WAS FIRST MARRIED IN 1934 CLOTHES HAD TO BE WASHED BY HAND. FOR THIS CHORE THEY HAD TWO BIG GALVANIZED TUBS. ONE TUB HAD HOME MADE LYE SOAP ADDED FOR WASHING THE DIRTY CLOTHES AND ONE WITHOUT SOAP FOR RINSING TO GET THE SOAP OUT. THE TUBS WERE SET ON A BENCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE KITCHEN CLOSE TO THE STOVE WHERE THE WATER WAS HEATED IN BUCKETS. IF THERE WERE DIRTY COLLARS OR SOILED KNEES THEY WERE SCRUBBED ON THIS WASHBOARD AND IF THERE WAS GREASE ON CLOTHES, LARD WAS APPLIED TO THE GREASE AND THEN THAT SOILED AREA WAS VIGOROUSLY RUBBED OVER THE WASHBOARD. THE ARTICLE WAS SWISHED AROUND IN THE SOAPY WATER AND PUT THROUGH THE WRINGER THAT SAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STAND. IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE A WRINGER YOU WRUNG AS MUCH WATER AS YOU COULD BY HAND. THE CLOTHES DROPPED INTO THE OTHER TUB THAT HAD CLEAR, COLD RINSE WATER IN IT. THEN YOU PUT THE RINSED CLOTHES THROUGH THE WRINGER, CAUGHT THEM, GAVE THEM A GOOD SHAKE, PUT THEM IN A WICKER BASKET AND CARRIED THE WASHED CLOTHES OUTSIDE AND HUNG THEM ON THE CLOTHES LINES. THE CLOTHES WERE CLIPPED ON THE LINE WITH WOODEN CLOTHES PEGS. SOMETIMES MOM USED A PRODUCT CALLED BLUING THAT WAS PUT INTO THE RINSE WATER, THE BLUING WAS TO MAKE THE WHITES SEEM EXTRA WHITE ALTHOUGH WHEN YOU HUNG THEM OUTSIDE TO DRY BY SUN THEY WOULD GET BLEACHED AND WERE WHITER THAN WHITE. I SUSPECT THEY WERE WHITER THAN MOST WHITE CLOTHES TODAY. IN THE WINTER, OR IF THERE WAS BAD WEATHER, SHE WOULD HANG THE WET CLOTHES AROUND THE HOUSE ON ANYTHING THAT WOULD GIVE THEM AIR AND A CHANCE TO DRY. IF SHE HUNG THEM OUT AND THE WIND CAME UP THEY WOULD SOMETIMES LOOSEN THEMSELVES FROM THE CLOTHES PINS AND FALL INTO THE DIRT OR GRASS THAT LAY UNDERNEATH. THEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE REWASHED. YOU HAD TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL IN THE WINTER WHEN HANGING CLOTHES OUTSIDE. SOMETIMES A COLD WIND WOULD BLOW IN AND YOUR FROZEN CLOTHES ON THE LINE WOULD CRACK OR BE SHREDDED, PERHAPS DOWN THE MIDDLE OF SHIRTS OR SHEETS. IF YOU WERE GOING AWAY FOR THE AFTERNOON YOU USUALLY TOOK THE CLOTHES OFF THE LINE FIRST, EVEN IF THEY WEREN’T DRY. THIS WAS ALL VERY TIME CONSUMING, BUT IT WORKED. THE CLOTHES SMELLED INTOXICATINGLY WONDERFUL WHEN THEY CAME IN OFF THE LINE AND IF THEY STILL WEREN’T DRY YOU HUNG THEM ON LINES IN THE HOUSE. THEN MOM GOT HER FIRST WASHING MACHINE. IT HAD AN ELECTRIC MOTOR ATTACHED AND IT WOULD AGITATE THE CLOTHES IN THE WATER, THEN YOU COULD WRING THE CLOTHES OUT WITH WRINGER AND THEY WOULD FALL INTO A TUB OF COLD RISE WATER. YOU WOULD AGITATE THEM AROUND BY HAND TO RINSE THEM AND PUT THEM THROUGH THE WRINGER AGAIN. THAT PROCESS SEEMED LIKE A PIECE OF CAKE AS IT GOT MUCH MORE OF THE WATER OUT. THAT PROGRESSED TO AN AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINE YOU PLUGGED INTO AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT AND YOU SIMPLY DID IT THE WAY WE ARE USED TO TODAY. YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT THE TIME IT TOOK TO WASH AND DRY THE CLOTHES BEFORE THE NEW AUTOMATIC WASHERS WE USE TODAY CAME INTO EXISTENCE.” IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY VERES IN THE EMAIL REFERRED TO ABOVE, SHE WAS INTERVIEWED BY MACLEAN AT THE TIME OF DONATION (NOVEMBER 2016). THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: “MY FIRST NAME IS MARJORIE… BUT I GO BY MY SECOND NAME, WHICH IS LOUISE… I WAS BORN IN 1938.” “MY MOM’S NAME IS HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD, AND HER MARRIED NAME WAS SORGARD… SORGARD IS NORWEGIAN, AND BORGGARD IS DANISH… MY MOTHER TOOK [THE WASHBOARD] OVER FROM MY GRANDMOTHER. MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY GRANDFATHER CAME IN 1906. THEY USED THE WASHBOARD AND THEN THEY GAVE IT TO HER. THEY HAD 10 CHILDREN. I’M SURE IT WAS WELL-USED. MY MOTHER MARRIED IN 1935 AND SHE TOOK THE WASHBOARD AND USED IT UNTIL 1949 WHEN WE MOVED FROM THE FARM TO GRASSY LAKE IN TURIN AND IRON SPRINGS. SHE FINALLY HAD ELECTRICITY AND RUNNING WATER, AND UP TO THAT POINT IT WAS 'PACK YOUR OWN WATER IN A BUCKET AND HEAT IT ON THE STOVE.' AND, SOMETIMES, WRING THE CLOTHES OUT. THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY MODERN CONVENIENCE AT ALL. [FOLLOWING THESE MODERN CONVENIENCES,] THE WASHBOARD WAS PUT IN A BACK ROOM, BUT IT WAS KEPT. THEN THEY MOVED TO RIONDEL, B.C., AND THEY GAVE ME THE WASHBOARD…” “[T]HE WASHBOARD HAS A LOT OF MEMORIES FOR ME, I GUESS MAINLY BECAUSE WE USED IT EVERY MONDAY. WE WASHED OUR CLOTHES, AND WHEN THEY WERE DIRTY, WE SCRUBBED THEM ON THIS WASHBOARD… IT REALLY WORKED WELL. I GUESS IT’S BECAUSE MY MOM WORKED REALLY HARD.” “I’VE PROBABLY HAD IT FOR 35 YEARS. MY MOTHER DIED 4 YEARS AGO AT 98 [YEARS]. I’M IN A FAMILY OF 4 CHILDREN, AND 3 OF THEM WERE BOYS, AND THEY WEREN’T TOO INTERESTED IN THE WASHBOARD, BUT IT JUST SEEMED LIKE IT WAS PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT DESERVED A HOME… I KNOW I DON’T WASH CLOTHES LIKE THAT ANYMORE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT [YOU CAN] SEE THE MARKS FROM THE LYE SOAP THAT WAS USED WHEN THEY SCRUBBED ON THE BOARD, AND THE USE THAT IT’S GONE THROUGH. YOU CAN TELL THAT IT HAS BEEN MENDED, BUT IT’S STILL IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE. I JUST THOUGHT THAT I WANTED IT QUITE BADLY [AND] I GOT IT.” SHE CONTINUED TO RECOUNT HER MEMORIES OF THE WASHBOARD, “I GUESS MOST WHAT I REMEMBER IS THE STOVE - HAVING THESE BUCKETS OF WATER ON THEM BEING HEATED FOR WASHING THE CLOTHES. THIS WATER HAD TO BE PACKED BY BUCKET FROM THE CISTERN. THEN THERE WERE TWO BIG GALVANIZED TUBS [THAT] SAT ON A BENCH. ON ONE SIDE SHE PUT LYE SOAP IN IT AND SHE SWISHED IT AROUND. WHEN SHE SAW SOME SOILS, SHE WOULD RUN THE CLOTHES OVER THE WASHBOARD AND THEY WOULD COME OUT REALLY CLEAN. THEN SHE WOULD PUT THE CLOTHES INTO THE RINSE WATER AND IT HAD BLUING IN IT. THAT WAS FOR THE WHITE CLOTHES, AT LEAST. THAT WAS COLD WATER, THOUGH. THEN THEY HAD TO PACK ALL THIS WATER OUT ... TO FEED THE PIGS BECAUSE WE DIDN’T HAVE VERY MUCH WATER. NO ONE HAD VERY MUCH WATER. WATER WAS A REALLY VALUABLE COMMODITY. THE WASHBOARD WAS HOW WE KEPT UP WITH CLEAN CLOTHES.” WHEN ASKED IF SHE HAD A ROLE IN THE LAUNDRY PROCESS AS A CHILD, VERES EXPLAINED, “NO. IF [MOM] HAD WATER ON THE STOVE, I WASN’T ALLOWED CLOSE. AT 10, I WAS TOO SMALL TO BE HELPING VERY MUCH, BUT I DO REMEMBER HER DOING THIS. THEN YOU TOOK THE CLOTHES OUT TO THE CLOTHES LINE; HUNG IT ON THE CLOTHES LINE WITH CLIPS OR PINS. SOMETIMES THE WIND WOULD COME UP IN THE SUMMER AND THE CLOTHES WOULD BLOW, AND THEY WOULD FALL ONTO THE GROUND, INTO THE DIRT, OR THE GRASS, AND SHE’D HAVE TO PICK THEM UP, BRING THEM BACK INTO THE HOUSE; SHAKE ALL THE DIRT OFF AND WASH THEM ALL OVER AGAIN. IN THE WINTER, WHEN SHE HUNG THEM ON THE LINE PERHAPS IT WAS A CHINOOK AND A NICE DAY. BUT, IF IT TURNED COLD, THE CLOTHES FROZE BEFORE THEY DRIED ON THE LINE. THEY WOULD BE FLAPPING AWAY, BUT THEY WOULD CRACK AND BREAK. THE SHIRTS WOULD CRACK DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK AND BE SHREDDED, AND THE SHEETS WOULD BE SHREDDED, AND THERE WASN’T MONEY TO BUY ANYMORE. YOU HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL. BEFORE YOU WENT TO TOWN. YOU’D TAKE THEM OFF, EVEN IF THEY WERE STILL WET, AND MAYBE DRY THEM IN THE HOUSE ON ANOTHER LINE. IT WASN’T AN EASY CHORE AND THIS HAPPENED EVERY MONDAY. THEN YOU IRONED THEM WITH THESE BIG FLAT IRONS…” VERES THEN BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT HER FAMILY’S EARLIER HISTORY: “MY GRANDMOTHER, AGNES NANCY SORGARD, WAS A MATTHEWS… BORN IN INDIANA. HER MOM AND DAD HAD COME FROM IRELAND [AND] HAD A HOMESTEAD IN NORTH DAKOTA, AND [IT] WAS NEXT TO WHERE MY GRANDFATHER WAS [WHERE] THEY MET. HE WAS FROM NORWAY... THEY MARRIED, HAD 3 CHILDREN THERE, [THEN] CAME TO ALBERTA.” VERES WAS TOLD THAT THE WASHBOARD FIRST BELONGED TO HER GRANDMOTHER. “MY GRANDMOTHER, AFTER MY MOM MARRIED, PROBABLY HAD A WASHING MACHINE THAT WAS RUN BY KEROSENE. SO SHE PROBABLY DIDN’T NEED [THE WASHBOARD] ANYMORE. IF YOU HAD A FAIRLY DECENT WRINGER, YOU COULD WRING THE WATER OUT OF THE CLOTHES AND A LOT OF THE SOILED PART WOULD COME OUT. MY GRANDPA PROBABLY WASN’T FARMING AS MUCH THEN, AND WE ENDED UP WITH [THE WASHBOARD], SO THAT WAS GOOD.” THE DONOR’S MOTHER, LUCILLE (SORGARD) BORGGARD, CONTRIBUTED TO THE FAMILY HISTORY BOOK TITLED, “IT’S A LONG WAY FROM KILLYCOLPY: A HISTORY OF THE MATTHEWS FAMILY”. THIS WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF BORGGARD’S HISTORY ILLUSTRATES HER OWN HARD WORK THAT HER DAUGHTER RECALLED. IN THE HISTORY BORGGARD WROTE, “I WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 4, 1914 TO GEORGE AND AGNES SORGARD, THE SEVENTH CHILD IN A FAMILY OF TEN. MY FAMILY HAD COME FROM MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA IN 1907 TO HOMESTEAD IN THE TURIN DISTRICT. AFTER FARMING IN TURIN FOR SEVERAL YEARS MY DAD SOLD HIS HOMESTEAD TO THE JOHN KOENEN FAMILY AND MOVED TO A SMALL RANCH ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LITTLE BOW RIVER WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL 1916. IN THE SPRING THE RIVER WOULD OVER-RUN ITS BANKS MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE CHILDREN TO GO TO SCHOOL SO MY DAD BUILT A HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RIVER WHERE WE LIVED UNTIL 1927... IN 1928, WE MOVED FROM THE HOME BY OUR BELOVED RIVER TO A FARM TWO MILES NORTH OF IRON SPRINGS.” “I WORKED AT HOME AND MY SISTER CARRIE AND I COOKED ON MY DAD’S COOK-CAR DURING THE HARVEST. THEY WERE LONG DAYS, RISING AT FOUR THIRTY FOR AN EARLY BREAKFAST AND WE DID NOT GET TO BED TILL TEN O’CLOCK. WE HAD TO MAKE BREAD AND DO ALL THE BAKING. WE MOVED FROM FARM TO FARM DOING ALL THE THRESHING IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE FARMERS…” ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 13, 2012. HER OBITUARY STATES HER HUSBAND CLARENCE PASSED AWAY IN 1994. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, FAMILY HISTORY, AND OBITUARY.
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P20160040000
Acquisition Date
2016-11
Collection
Museum
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City Manager's Records - Early City Records

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Date Range
1904-1950
Material Type
City Record
Accession No.
19991095
Physical Description
1.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
19991095001 Auditor’s Report 1904 19991095002 Miscellaneous: immigration, homesteading, requests to build nuisance ground (dump), sidewalks, trees, public health 19991095003 Schools 1904 19991095004 Elections 1905 19991095005 Trees 1905 19991095006 Miscellaneous: Alberta Northern Railway & Coal Com…
Material Type
City Record
Date Range
1904-1950
Physical Description
1.2 cm of textual records
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Scope and Content
19991095001 Auditor’s Report 1904 19991095002 Miscellaneous: immigration, homesteading, requests to build nuisance ground (dump), sidewalks, trees, public health 19991095003 Schools 1904 19991095004 Elections 1905 19991095005 Trees 1905 19991095006 Miscellaneous: Alberta Northern Railway & Coal Company, first automobile in city, city population, bombing of houses, adding machines, trees, city charter 1906 19991095007 First anniversary of city of Lethbridge 1907 19991095008 Miscellaneous: Inaugural address of W. S. Galbraith, wage increase request, Massey-Harris warehouse, housing addressing, frees, first annual Firemen’s Convention, election notice, staff salaries 1907 19991095009 Union of Alberta Municipalities 1907 19991095010 Miscellaneous: Assorted correspondence, city census 1908 19991095011 Staffordville: petition for annexation, 1908 19991095012 Elections: candidates and voters list 1909 19991095013 Finance and staff 1909 19991095014 Miscellaneous: Call for power plant tender, job applicants, city coal mine, dust problems, Mayor Henderson’s funeral, annual report of building inspector, drawing of fire department vehicle 1909 19991095015 Miscellaneous: No drinking during day, Board of Trade estimate 1910 19991095016 Voters list 1910 19991095017 City Engineer’s annual report 1911 19991095018 Elections: ballots and votes 1911 19991095019 Finance and staff 1911 19991095020 Miscellaneous: Dry Farming Congress, coronation of King George V, Board of Trade grant 1911 19991095021 Assessment and building inspection annual report 1912 19991095022 Governor Generals visit itinerary, October 1912 19991095023 Miscellaneous: Storm relief fund for Regina, Governor General’s visit to British Columbia, Board of Trade bulletin 1912 19991095024 Police department inquiry 1912 19991095025 Elections 1912-1913 19991095026 Miscellaneous: Curling club membership card, Chinook Club bylaws, address by Joseph Tracy 1913 19991095027 Miscellaneous: Poem, unemployment, Canadian Peace Centenary Association 1914 19991095028 Miscellaneous: RNWMP rations, program “100 Years of Peace”, World War One foreign residents in Lethbridge, recall petitions for elected officials, war concerns, unemployment during war 1915 19991095029 Miscellaneous: Lethbridge census (general), unpaid taxes 1916 19991095030 Background details on city 1917 19991095031 Finance-Public utility commission 1917 19991095032 Miscellaneous: abolition of Canadian Senate 1918 19991095033 Miscellaneous: Gas Company 1920 19991095034 Miscellaneous: new skating rink 1922 19991095035 Insurance report August 1923 19991095036 Miscellaneous: Invitation Re: Banff-Windemere highway, letter re: war memorial, proposition to amalgamate Chinook Club and Elks, sale of land for taxes 1923 19991095037 Miscellaneous: City charter amendment, insurance schedule 1924 19991095038 Street railway operation 1912-1924 19991095039 Police Commission bylaw 1927 19991095040 Bylaw amendment re changing name from mayor to city manager 1928 19991095041 Public Works Department: waterworks 1928 19991095042 City employees’ wages 1929 19991095043 Calgary Power accounts 1929 19991095044 Airport hangar correspondence and blueprint 1930 19991095045 Airport lighting 1929-1930 19991095046 Calgary Power Co. agreement 1930 19991095047 City assessor report’s 1929-1930 19991095048 City clerk’s files 1929-1930 19991095049 Insurance report May 30, 1930 19991095050 Miscellaneous: dump wagons, drawing for publicity office, city wages, equipment orders and blueprints 1930 19991095051 National air tour 1930 19991095052 Powerhouse blueprints, operating expenses, employees Jan. 1928-Jan. 30 19991095053 Canadian General Electric; blueprints 1931 19991095054 City assessor: tax arrears 1931 19991095055 City clerk: golf club lease at Henderson Lake, blueprint, purchase of electricity 1931 19991095056 City treasurer: health care and relief expenses 1931 19991095057 Fire department annual reports 1930-1931 19991095058 Health department annual report 1931 19991095059 Miscellaneous: Galena contract; Combustion Engineering, miner’s payroll; Ghent stockyards electricity, 1931 price comparisons 19991095060 Parks department payroll and expenses 1930-1931 19991095061 Puget Sound Machine Depot blueprints 1931 19991095062 Tenders 1931 19991095063 Fire department annual report 1932 19991095064 Parks department payroll and expenses 1932 19991095065 Payroll city mine May 1931-April 1932 19991095066 Payroll city March 1932 19991095067 Progressive comparative statement for taxation & utilities etc. (financial) 1913-1932 19991095068 Public works proposed sewer extension plans 1932 19991095069 Health department annual report 1933 19991095070 Parks department payroll and expenses 1933 19991095071 Payroll city 1933 19991095072 Payroll city mine May 1932-April 1933 19991095073 Health department annual report 1934 19991095074 Parks department payroll and expenses 1934 19991095075 Payroll city mine May 1933-April 1934 19991095076 Third Avenue South extension blueprints 1934 19991095077 Consolidated balance sheet December 1935 19991095078 Fire department annual report 1935 19991095079 Health department annual report 1935 19991095080 Parks department payroll and expenses 1935 19991095081 Payroll city mine April 1935 19991095082 Payroll city mine October1935-April 1936 19991095083 Payroll city 1936 19991095084 Park department payroll and expenses 1936 19991095085 New airport 1937 19991095086 City council 1937 19991095087 Finance 1937 19991095088 Monthly department reports: fire, engineering, license & tax assessor, power, city manager, electric lines 1937 19991095089 Parks department payroll 1937 19991095090 Public works: expenses 1937 19991095091 Airport expenses and plans 1938 19991095092 Parks department expenses and payroll 1938 19991095093 Reservoir plans 1938 19991095094 Sewer and water mains 1938 19991095095 Staff payroll by department 1938 19991095096 Subdivisions: plans and drawings 1938 19991095097 Sinking fund 1938 19991095098 Airport Accounts and payroll 1939 19991095099 Airport runways and drawings 1939 19991095100 Airport miscellaneous 1939 19991095101 Assessment: property sales and King’s Hotel 1939 19991095102 Canadian Pacific Railway miscellaneous 1939 19991095103 Fire department: insurance 1939 19991095104 Public works: water and sewer 1939 19991095105 Public works: accounts 1939 19991095106 Parks department: payroll, distribution and accounts 19991095107 Utilities: electric 1939 19991095108 Utilities: power house and coal mine 1939 19991095109 Airport: accounts and payroll 1940 19991095110 Airport: well, reservoir and water; drawings 1940 19991095111 Public works: months expenses 1940 19991095112 Parks department: payroll, distribution and accounts 1940 19991095113 Power house new construction: Calgary Power proposal to purchase 1940 19991095114 Power house new construction: plans and specifications 1940 19991095115 Power house new construction: tenders and quotations 1940 19991095116 Staff pension scheme 1940 19991095117 Utilities: power house and coal mine 1940 19991095118 City hall renovations 1941 19991095119 Power house new construction switchboard 1941 19991095120 Staff pension scheme 1941 19991095121 Staff salaries 1941 19991095122 Utilities: buses 1941 19991095123 Airport: accounts and payroll 1942 19991095124 Airport field and hangar lighting: tenders and plans 1942 19991095125 Parks department payroll, distribution and accounts 1942 19991095126 Parks department cemetery 1942 19991095127 Power house new construction turbo generator 1942 19991095128 Power house construction steam generating station 1942 19991095129 Power house new construction switchboard 1942 19991095130 Utilities monthly reports of operation 1942 19991095131 Police department: police commission 1943 19991095132 Parks department payroll, distribution and accounts 1943 19991095133 Power house new construction turbo generator specifications and plans 1943 19991095134 Utilities: waterworks 1943 19991095135 Utilities: buses 1943 19991095136 Airport power line drawing 1944 19991095137 Police department: police commissioner George Harvey 1944 19991095138 Parks department payroll, distribution and accounts 1944 19991095139 Staff payroll 1944 19991095140 Utilities electric: drawings 1944 19991095141 Utilities power house and coal mine 1944 19991095142 Assessments plans and surveys 1945 19991095143 Finance annual statistics 1945 19991095144 YMCA 1945 19991095145 Public works miscellaneous 1945 19991095146 Parks department payroll distribution and accounts 1945 19991095147 Staff miscellaneous 1945 19991095148 Utilities: electric 1945 19991095149 Utilities: buses 1945 19991095150 Assessment taxes 1946 19991095151 Finance miscellaneous 1946 19991095152 Police department tenders 1946 19991095153 Parks department payroll distribution and accounts 1946 19991095154 Parks department playgrounds and rinks 1946 19991095155 Utilities electric drawing 1946 19991095156 Utilities power house and coal mine 1946 19991095157 Utilities: buses 1946 19991095158 Fair board or grounds miscellaneous 1946 19991095159 Hospital Galt miscellaneous 1947 19991095160 Insurance for city 1947 19991095161 Manager stores 1947 19991095162 Police department miscellaneous 1947 19991095163 Parks department payroll distribution and accounts 1947 19991095164 Parks department swimming pool (civic centre) 1947 19991095165 Solicitor: Martha Williams claim 1947 19991095166 Staff pension scheme 1947 19991095167 Staff miscellaneous 1947 19991095168 Assessment property sales 1948 19991095169 Assessment taxes 1948 19991095170 Assessment miscellaneous 1948 19991095171 Mailing list for city financial and audit report 1948 19991095172 City council highway signs 1948 19991095173 Estimates pending and grants 1948 19991095174 Fair board or grounds financial 1948 19991095175 Financial treasury bills 1948 19991095176 Fire department reports 1948 19991095177 Gasoline, oil and natural gas miscellaneous 1948 19991095178 Health reports 1948 19991095179 Hospital Galt boiler room and plan 1948 19991095180 Radios in hotel rooms 1948 19991095181 Manager reports 1948 19991095182 Manager housing projects and drawings 1948 19991095183 Police department: police commission 1948 19991095184 Police department estimates and building alterations 1948 19991095185 Public works sewers and water mains 1948 19991095186 Parks department payroll, distribution and accounts 1948 19991095187 Parks department playgrounds and skating rinks 1948 19991095188 Civic centre new city hall 1948 19991095189 Civic centre curling and skating rink 1948 19991095190 Civic centre sports centre 1948 19991095191 Civic centre sports and plan 1948 19991095192 Solicitor: city charter 1948 19991095193 Staff pension scheme 1948 19991095194 Staff voter registrar 1948 19991095195 Treasurer reports 1948 19991095196 Utilities electric line relocation 1948 19991095197 Airport buildings 1949 19991095198 Assessment plans and surveys 1949 19991095199 Civic centre new city hall 1949 19991095200 Civic centre sports centre and plans 1949 19991095201 Civic centre curling and skating rink 1949 19991095202 Civic centre miscellaneous 1949 19991095203 Fair board or grounds lease 1949 19991095204 Fire department reports 1949 19991095205 Health miscellaneous 1949 19991095206 Hospital Galt miscellaneous and blueprints 1949 19991095207 Manager miscellaneous 1949 19991095208 Parks department payroll, distribution and accounts 1949 19991095209 Police department miscellaneous 1949 19991095210 Public works sewer agreements 1949 19991095211 Public works miscellaneous 1949 19991095212 Staff pension scheme 1949 19991095213 Staff: appointment of new city manager 1949 19991095214 Treasurer miscellaneous 1949 19991095215 Utilities electric; prisoner of war camp disposition; city radios, moving buildings, airport electrical service 1949 19991095216 Utilities power house; boiler water conditioning system; drawing 1949 19991095217 Utilities buses: bus routes, posters for routes 1946 & 1949 19991095218 Airport emergency housing: airport apartments 1950 19991095219 Assessment plans and surveys; school site drawing 1950 19991095220 Assessment property leases and rentals 1950 19991095221 Assessment sales 1950 19991095222 Assessment property taxes etc. 19991095223 Assessment new subdivisions 1950 19991095224 Assessment miscellaneous 1950 19991095225 Assessment mail lists 1950 19991095226 City council manager’s reports to council 1950 19991095227 Civic centre, new city hall 1950 19991095228 Civic centre sports centre 1950 19991095229 Civic centre curling and skating rink; drawings 1950 19991095230 Civic centre new court house site; drawing 1950 19991095231 Estimates pending and grants 1950 19991095232 Fire department reports 1950 19991095233 Provincial government miscellaneous; drawings 1950 19991095234 Galt hospital miscellaneous 1950 19991095235 Manager stores purchasing; drawings 1950 19991095236 Organizations Canadian Travellers band instruments 1950 19991095237 Parks department payroll, distribution and accounts 1950 19991095238 Public works sewer agreements 1950 19991095239 Relief comparison rates with other Alberta cities; nursing mission and welfare centre 1950 19991095240 Staff unions 1950 19991095241 Treasurer miscellaneous 1950 19991095242 Utilities electric 1950 19991095243 Utilities power house 1950 19991095244 Utilities buses 1950 19991095245 Assessment plans and surveys 1950
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19991095
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
20061047
Physical Description
14 files
Scope and Content
001 - School Registers 1898-1899 002 - Paterson School and Mr. White 12 slides 1965 003 - Room pictures, Paterson School 23 slides 004 - Centenial School Parade, Opportunity Class 15 slides 1967 005 - Teachers Contract 1967 006 - Letter to Premier Laurier from Rev. Father Van Tighem on the Halfbree…
Material Type
Manuscript
Creator
Avice Frayne Anderson
Physical Description
14 files
Physical Condition
Fair
History / Biographical
Miss Frayne was a schoolteacher at Westminister School from 1949 to 1965.
Language
English
Scope and Content
001 - School Registers 1898-1899 002 - Paterson School and Mr. White 12 slides 1965 003 - Room pictures, Paterson School 23 slides 004 - Centenial School Parade, Opportunity Class 15 slides 1967 005 - Teachers Contract 1967 006 - Letter to Premier Laurier from Rev. Father Van Tighem on the Halfbreed Commission not keeping the scheduled visit and causing problems for Lethbridge, NWT. (Aug 1900) 007 - Lethbridge on the Map, pamphlet with four maps.1921 008 - Unidentified building with "Alberta Hotel" cart parked in front of it. 009 - "Reflections" book listing all the students in Miss K. Frayne's classes from 1949 to 1965 010 - Four photographs sent by the Lethbridge Herald to Miss Frayne 011 - Class photos for Miss Frayne's classes 1949 to 1963, including staff pictures. 012 - 2 "The Spotlight" yearbooks (1926+1928) marked 'Property of Avice Anderson, 2302-10th Ave. S Lethbridge' and 'Kathleen L. Frayne'. 013 - "The Valedicta" June 1933 Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Kathleen Frayne is listed on page 27. 014 - "Class Creations" a book of collected short stories written by Miss Frayne's students and dedicated to her in 1965.
Notes
There are several items listed on the Accession form that are not among the Anderson files.
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Accession No.
20061047
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1880-1900
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
20061047008001
Physical Description
1 map, black and white.
Scope and Content
Unidentified building with an "Alberta Hotel" buggy and horses parked in front of it.
  1 image  
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1880-1900
Creator
Avice Frayne Anderson
Physical Description
1 map, black and white.
Physical Condition
Fair
History / Biographical
Miss Frayne was a schoolteacher at Westminister School from 1949 to 1965.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Unidentified building with an "Alberta Hotel" buggy and horses parked in front of it.
Access Restrictions
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Accession No.
20061047008001
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
1880-1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045
Physical Description
37 x 31 x 5 cm Photograph Album, 205 Black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Album is black leather binding with black cloth over heavy cardboard. It contains photos and newspaper articles pertaining to the opening of the new police barracks and administrative offices in Lethbridge. Also pictures of RCMP historic moments, grave stones, museum exhibits, and more.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1880-1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
37 x 31 x 5 cm Photograph Album, 205 Black and white photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Album is black leather binding with black cloth over heavy cardboard. It contains photos and newspaper articles pertaining to the opening of the new police barracks and administrative offices in Lethbridge. Also pictures of RCMP historic moments, grave stones, museum exhibits, and more.
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Accession No.
20061045
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Members of K Division, NWMP, Lethbridge, Alta. 1906

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045063
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photos of: Const. Wilson, Sgt. Goodwin, Trumpeter Matheson Const. Ashton, Staff/Sgt. Gallivan, Sgt. Gillespie, Const. Harrison Const. Kerrigan, Supt. Begin, Const. Kirk Const. Humby, Insp. Belcher, Sgt/Maj. Raven, Const. Dench Const. Kersley, Sgt. Reid, Const. Fitzgerald
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Photos of: Const. Wilson, Sgt. Goodwin, Trumpeter Matheson Const. Ashton, Staff/Sgt. Gallivan, Sgt. Gillespie, Const. Harrison Const. Kerrigan, Supt. Begin, Const. Kirk Const. Humby, Insp. Belcher, Sgt/Maj. Raven, Const. Dench Const. Kersley, Sgt. Reid, Const. Fitzgerald
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20061045063
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NWMP end-spring square-box buggy and Team

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045064
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
NWMP end-spring square-box buggy with team and driver.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
NWMP end-spring square-box buggy with team and driver.
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Accession No.
20061045064
Collection
Archive
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NWMP end-spring square-box buggy and Team

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045065
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
NWMP end-spring square-box buggy with team and driver.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
NWMP end-spring square-box buggy with team and driver.
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20061045065
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Accession No.
20061045066
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Unidentified NWMP man on Horse with rifle.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Unidentified NWMP man on Horse with rifle.
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20061045066
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Accession No.
20061045066
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Top Brass of Company K. Officer on left identified as "Egan". Other officers unknown.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Top Brass of Company K. Officer on left identified as "Egan". Other officers unknown.
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Accession No.
20061045066
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Accession No.
20061045067
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Top Brass of Company K. Officer on left identified as "Egan". Other officers unknown.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Top Brass of Company K. Officer on left identified as "Egan". Other officers unknown.
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Accession No.
20061045067
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Accession No.
20061045068
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Top Brass of Company K. Humphrey, Sexton, Hoffman, Ash, Wade, and Shier.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Top Brass of Company K. Humphrey, Sexton, Hoffman, Ash, Wade, and Shier.
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Accession No.
20061045068
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Accession No.
20061045069
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers in uniform.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers in uniform.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20061045069
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Item
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Photograph
Accession No.
20061045070
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers in uniform.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers in uniform.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20061045070
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Photograph
Accession No.
20061045071
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers out of uniform.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers out of uniform.
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20061045071
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NWMP officers re-enactment.

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045072
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers, two in uniform, one out of uniform and pretending to be a prisoner.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Unidentified officers, two in uniform, one out of uniform and pretending to be a prisoner.
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20061045072
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Members of K Division, NWMP, Lethbridge, Alta. 1906

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045073
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photos of: Const. Wilson, Sgt. Goodwin, Trumpeter Matheson Const. Ashton, Staff/Sgt. Gallivan, Sgt. Gillespie, Const. Harrison Const. Kerrigan, Supt. Begin, Const. Kirk Const. Humby, Insp. Belcher, Sgt/Maj. Raven, Const. Dench Const. Kersley, Sgt. Reid, Const. Fitzgerald
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Photos of: Const. Wilson, Sgt. Goodwin, Trumpeter Matheson Const. Ashton, Staff/Sgt. Gallivan, Sgt. Gillespie, Const. Harrison Const. Kerrigan, Supt. Begin, Const. Kirk Const. Humby, Insp. Belcher, Sgt/Maj. Raven, Const. Dench Const. Kersley, Sgt. Reid, Const. Fitzgerald
Notes
this is a larger version of P20061045063
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20061045073
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