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Other Name
C/W STOOL
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, IVORY
Catalogue Number
P19683148000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W STOOL
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
OAK, IVORY
No. Pieces
4
Height
155.0
Length
58.1
Width
110.9
Description
.1 OAK AND IVORY KEYS. 2 PIECES. PARLOR STYLE COMPLETE WITH A BENCH. PEDAL OPERATED. SINGLE KEYBOARD WIT11 STOPS. SCROLL CUT PANEL ACROSS THE TOP WITH INSERT MIRROR. ORGAN CONSISTS OF 2 PIECES, ORGAN AND DETACHABLE BACK. PEDALS COVERED WITH TACKED ON LINOLEUM. 2 STOP LABELS MISSING. PAINTED ABOVE THE KEYBOARD "EATON ORGAN" "QUEEN MODEL". BACK OF CASE SLIGHTLY SPLINTERED. 5 OCTAVES IN "F SCALE, 3 SETS OF REEDS, WITH GRAND ORGAN AND KNEE SWELL. OPERATIONAL. EATON ORGAN ON LEFT; "QUEEN MODEL" ON RIGHT. 3 WOOD CAPS HAVE COME APART FROM SCROLL CUT PANEL AT TOP. BEVELED MIRROR AT CENTRE OF PANEL. BRASS SCREWS. KEYLOCK ON KEYBOARD LID. LID ALSO HAS SPINDLED WOOD HANDLE. WHITE PAINT SPLATTERED ON WOOD SURFACE. .2 ORGAN STOOL. 51.7 CM HT. X 31.2 CM WTH. X 32.9 CM LTH X 36.0 CM DIAM. 2 PIECES. SEAT LOOSE ALONG SEAM. BASE PLATE OF SEAT IS SPLIT. EMBOSSED ON SEAT BASE PLATE "...ORGAN CO. LTD. GODERICH ONT." SEAT PRICES HELD TOGETHER WITH BALING WIRE. STOOL IS 4 LEGGED, HAS METAL EAGLE CLAW FEET HOLDING GLASS BALLS. BASE PLATE HAS BEEN FRACTURED; PIECE MISSING. CENTRE POST AFFIXED TO EACH LEG BY HORIZONTAL SPINDLE. ONE ADJUSTMENT SCREW IN CENTRE POST. HEIGHT OF STOOL IS ADJUSTABLE. SEAT REMOVABLE. FINISH IS WORN ON SEAT.
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NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY DONOR. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, AGNES ANDERSON WENDELBOE, WAS FOUND IN HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY AND THE BOOK 'COYOTE FLATS: HISTORICAL REVIEW, 1905 - 1965' (PUBLISHED IN 1967 BY THE COYOTE FLATS HISTORICAL SOCIETY).. AGNES ANDERSON WAS BORN IN NORWAY IN 1901, AND MOVED TO THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA WITH HER FAMILY IN 1910. SHE MARRIED ROSS WENDELBOE IN 1920 AND THEY FARMED IN THE BARRHILL DISTRICT. WHEN ROSS DIED IN 1966, AGNES MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HER SON MAURICE LIVED. SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1991. ON DECEMBER 7, 2015 EDMUNDSON SPOKE TO AGNES WENDELBOE'S SON, MAURICE, OVER THE TELEPHONE. HE CONFIRMED THAT AGNES HAD INITIALLY PLAYED THE ORGAN AS A CHILD IN THE 1910S, AND INHERITED IT WHEN HER MOTHER PASSED AWAY IN 1965. SHE BROUGHT THE ORGAN WITH HER WHEN SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1967, BUT DONATED IT TO THE MUSEUM SHORTLY AFTER, AS SHE WAS LIVING IN A SMALL RENTED APARTMENT. MAURICE WENDELBOE REMEMBERS HIS MOTHER PLAYING THE ORGAN "ONLY A FEW TIMES". SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF AGNES WENDELBOE'S OBITUARY AND PERTINENT PAGES FROM THE 'COYOTE FLATS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19683148000
Acquisition Date
1968-03
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IVORY, EBONY, COTTON TWILL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19693685000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1875
Materials
WOOD, IVORY, EBONY, COTTON TWILL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
115.5
Length
61.9
Width
138.0
Description
"AWARDED THE FIRST CLASS PRIZE MEDALS 1851, 1855, 1862, 1825 & 1872 THE BIJOU WITH F. & F. HOPKINSON, 235 REGENT STREET, LONDON" ON INSIDE OF LID. COLLAPSABLE MUSIC RACK. CLOTH BACK. CLOTH GRILL APPEARS TO BE TURNABLE. VINE-LIKE FRIEZE PATTERN ON RED CLOTH. TWO BRASS FOOT PEDALS. BRASS HINGES; WHITE CASTORS. WATER DAMAGE ON FRONT. FRONT LEGS ARE OCTAGONAL SPINDLES.
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A NOTE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF DONATION BY THE DONOR, DAVE FORSTER, READS: "BUILT IN ENGLAND ABOUT 1875, THIS PIANO WAS OWNED BY MR. W.J. SAVAGE, LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE AND FORMER ENGINEER AT #6 & #8 COAL MINES. THE PIANO IS SAID TO HAVE BELONGED TO ONE OF THE SERVICE CLUBS IN LETHBRIDGE PRIOR TO BEING ACQUIRED BY MR. SAVAGE." *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PIANO'S OWNER PRIOR TO ITS DONATION TO THE GALT MUSEUM, W. J. SAVAGE, WAS FOUND IN HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. WILLIAM JOHN SAVAGE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND IN 1882, IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1909. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A POWER HOUSE ENGINEER IN CRESTON, FARMED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1926, WHERE HE WORKED AS AN ENGINEER FOR NORTHERN LIGHT REFINERIES. IN 1930 SAVAGE BEGAN WORK AT THE NO. 6 MINE, AND FROM 1949 UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1952 HE WORKED AS A STEAM ENGINEER AT THE SICKS LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. SAVAGE AND HIS WIFE ADA MINNIE HAD A SON, WILLIAM, AND DAUGHTER, MARGARET, AND WERE PARISHIONERS OF ST. MARY'S ANGLICAN CHURCH. HE WAS A MASTER OF THE MASONIC NORTH STAR LODGE NO. 4, AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS NO. 885. WILLIAM JOHN SAVAGE DIED ON MARCH 11, 1970. IN ADDITION TO BEING A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC NORTH STAR LODGE NO. 4, SEVERAL HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE 1950S AND 60S LIST WILLIAM SAVAGE AS A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE OLD TIME DANCE CLUB AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA SQUARE DANCE ASSOCIATION. HOWEVER, NO INFORMATION WAS FOUND TO DEFINITIVELY IDENTIFY WHAT CLUB SAVAGE MAY HAVE ACQUIRED THE PIANO FROM. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19693685000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19710167000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1880
Materials
BRASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
3
Height
131.4
Length
146.1
Width
60.7
Description
BIRCH STAINED BLACK WALNUT, IVORY, EBONY. NEUMEYER LETTERED ABOVE KEYBOARD. 2 ORNATE BRASS CANDLESTICKS MOUNTED ON THE PIANO FRONT. GOLD PAINTED FILIGREE DESIGN ON FRONT. FOLD UP MUSIC STAND WHICH STORES INSIDE PIANO. DECORATED BRASS FOOT PEDALS. FOLD DOWN MUSIC STAND ON LID. GOUGE BURNED IN TOP. GREEN WIRE MESH ON REVERSE WITH CLOTH PIPING. ONE SIDE MESH HAS PARTIALLY BEEN REMOVED. BACK LEFT CORNER OF LID DAMAGED. LOWER FRONT PANEL CRACKED.
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BROUGHT TO CANADA IN 1920. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. IN THIS OBJECT'S PERMANENT FILE, SHE FOUND A LETTER FROM 2002, SENT TO COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN FROM MARGARET 'PEGGY' O'MEARA-BRINK, DAUGHTER OF GEORGE W. G. AND FLORENCE O'MEARA, THE DONORS OF THE PIANO (THE DONORS' NAME WAS INCORRECTLY RECORDED AS "G. O. MARA" AT THE TIME OF DONATION). O'MEARA-BRINK WROTE: "THE PIANO WAS BOUGHT ABOUT 1870 IN EUROPE BY A DUTCH COUPLE CALLED VELGHE... MRS. VELGHE WAS ENGLISH AND HER HUSBAND DUTCH. THEIR PROPERTY IN MALAYSIA, MY PARENTS FOUND, ADJOINED THAT OF MY MOTHER'S FAMILY - THE DEWINDS. THE VELGHES HAD STARTED THEIR RETIREMENT BY TRAVELLING IN INDIA, CHINA, ETC. AND SETTING UP HOUSE WHERE FRIENDS OR FAMILY WERE LOCATED. THEIR LAST STOP BEFORE THE FINAL LEG OF THE JOURNEY WAS INNISFAIL, ALBERTA. AT CHRISTMASTIDE OF 1923 MY DAD, GEORGE O'MEARA, BOUGHT THE PIANO FOR MY MOTHER [FLORENCE DEWIND O'MEARA]. THE VELGHES SOLD UP ALL THEIR OTHER FURNITURE AND WE NEVER HEARD OF THEM AGAIN. MY MOTHER HAD A VERY SPECIAL PIANO TUNER CALLED MR. CRIPPS... HE SAID IN ABOUT 1942 THAT 'THE VOICE OF THE PIANO' WAS DYING AND DR. FUMMERTON ACROSS 15TH STREET WAS GETTING A NEW PIANO - THE ONE THEY HAD WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION [AND MR. CRIPPS] ADVISED MOTHER TO TAKE THIS BARGAIN. MY DAD GAVE THE DEAR OLD PIANO TO THE MILITARY... THE NEXT THING WE HEARD OF THE PIANO WAS FROM MR. GEORGE WATSON WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS BEING STARTED. HE SAID THAT HE HAD MY MOTHER'S PIANO AND WOULD I WRITE A HISTORY ON IT... WELL TIME HAS A WAY OF ESCAPING WHEN YOU ARE 500 MILES AWAY AND RAISING KIDS... MY MOTHER WAS ON THE FESTIVAL BOARD AND MANY VISITING ARTISTS CAME AND PRACTISED. SOME WHO PLAYED FOR THE BOARD WERE ADJUDICATORS FROM SUCH PLACES AS OXFORD, WESTMINISTER ABBEY AND OTHER SUCH GREAT CENTRES." FURTHER RESEARCH ON THE O'MEARA FAMILY RESULTED IN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, GLEANED FROM GALT ARCHIVES, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1943 AND 1948, E.W.B. O'MEARA'S ENTRY IN THE LETHBRIDGE CENOTAPH PROJECT, AND THE OBITUARIES OF MARGARET 'PEGGY' O'MEARA-BRINK AND ISOBEL O'MEARA WRAY. GEORGE AND FLORENCE O'MEARA WERE IRISH IMMIGRANTS WHO HOMESTEADED IN CENTRAL ALBERTA. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, EDMUND, AND ISOBEL, AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1929. GEORGE IS LISTED IN GALT ARCHIVES RECORDS AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE THROUGHOUT THE 1930S AND EARLY 1940S. FLORENCE WAS NAMED AS TREASURER OF THE LETHBRIDGE MUSIC CLUB AT THEIR FIRST MEETING IN 1932. BY 1943 GEORGE WAS DECEASED, SON EDMUND WAS OVERSEAS WITH THE 1ST BATTALION CALGARY HIGHLANDERS, AND DAUGHTER PEGGY WAS THE FIRST ALBERTA WOMAN TO GRADUATE WITH A DOCTORATE OF MEDICINE UNDER THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS' EDUCATIONAL PLAN, AND THE FIRST FEMALE PHYSICIAN TO SERVE WITH THE CANADIAN FORCES. IN 1945, EDMUND O'MEARA WAS KILLED IN ACTION WHILE SERVING IN THE NETHERLANDS. HIS MOTHER FLORENCE RECEIVED HIS MEMORIAL CROSS. DAUGHTER ISOBEL STUDIED ARCHITECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, AND MARRIED MILTON 'BUD' WRAY' IN 1948, LIVING THE REST OF HER LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HER DEATH IN 2007. AFTER HER MILITARY SERVICE, MARGARET RAN A PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTICE IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HER MARRIAGE TO DR. FRANCIS BRINK IN 1951, AND THEIR RELOCATION TO SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. MARGARET DIED IN 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MARGARET O'MEARA-BRINK'S FULL LETTER AND HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19710167000
Acquisition Date
1971-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIANO (WILLIS PLAYER)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MAHOGANY, IVORY, EBONY
Catalogue Number
P19738630000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIANO (WILLIS PLAYER)
Date
1917
Materials
MAHOGANY, IVORY, EBONY
No. Pieces
3
Height
144.7
Length
152.4
Width
97.2
Description
BENCH 51.4 CM HT. X 35.6 CM WTH. X 88.9 CM LTH. SERIAL #14389. STILL FUNCTIONAL, THE PLAYER APPARATUS HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO ELECTRICITY. "WILLIS" ABOVE KEYBOARD. STILL HAS FOOT PEDALS TO OPERATE BELLOWS. "WARRANTY CERTIFICATE". "THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THIS PIANO FORTE WAS MANUFACTURED BY US AND IS FULLY WARRANTEED FOR THE TERM OF 5 YEARS FROM DATE, AGAINST ANY DEFECT CAUSED BY FAULTY WORKMANSHIP OR DEFECTIVE MATERIALS UNDER FAIR USAGE DURING THE ABOVE STATED TIME. PRESENCE OF RUST ON THE METAL PART OF THE PIANO IS ABSOLUTE PROOF, THAT THE INSTRUMENT HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY DAMPNESS AND IN SUCH A CASE WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO THE INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR OF THE PIANO RESULTING THEREFROM WILLIS PIANO CO. LTD. MONTREAL". "NOTICE: POSITIVELY NO OIL, VASELINE OR GREASE SHOULD BE USED ON THE SLIDE VALVES OR WOODEN SURFACES OF THIS MOTOR. IF THE BUSHED BEARINGS SQUEAK USE UNSALTED BEEF TALLON". THREE METAL FOOT PEDALS UNDER TRAP DOOR FOR FOOT PEDALS. ELECTRICAL CORD AT REAR. TAPE ON UPPER INTERIOR WRITTEN "AUGUST 27,1915". BENCH IS MAHOGANY, WITH HINGED SEAT. CHIP ON BACK; SCRATCHES THROUGHOUT INSIDE CORNERS STAMPED "11,22,3344".
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*MECHANICAL PLAYER SYSTEM WAS REPAIRED WINTER 2000-01 WHEN USED FOR CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PLAYER PIANO'S ORIGINAL OWNER, BUT ASKED.COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN WHAT HE REMEMBERED OF THE PIANO'S USE AT THE MUSEUM. MACLEAN RECALLED THAT THE PIANO WAS USED THROUGHOUT THE 1990S AS PART OF SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM, ESPECIALLY THE 'GRANDMA'S KITCHEN' PROGRAM THAT RAN AT CHRISTMASTIME. THE PIANO WAS WHEELED FROM COLLECTIONS STORAGE UPSTAIRS TO THE PUBLIC AREA, AND FITTED WITH THE MUSIC ROLLS HELD IN THE GALT'S EDUCATION COLLECTION TO PLAY SONGS DURING THE PROGRAM. MACLEAN ALSO REMEMBERED THAT LOCAL SENIORS SINGING GROUPS SOMETIMES CAME IN TO ENTERTAIN AND SING ALONG WITH A PIANIST WHO PLAYED THE PIANO. SOMETIME NEAR THE END OF THE 1990S, ONE OF THE PIANO'S CASTERS WAS BROKEN DURING TRANSPORTATION IN BETWEEN COLLECTIONS STORAGE AND THE MUSEUM'S MAIN LEVEL, WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE PIANO NO LONGER BEING USED FOR PROGRAMS.
Catalogue Number
P19738630000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738510000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Width
3.8
Diameter
24.8
Description
"FAIRGRIEVE & SON TORONTO, CANADA" STAMPED ON REEL ON EACH SIDE. A 4-SPOKEFILM REEL. PAINT IS SCRATCHED & WEARING. SLIGHT CORROSION WHERE PAINT WORN.
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Catalogue Number
P19738510000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19780011000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
4
Length
69.2
Width
69.9
Description
PORTABLE PROJECTION SCREEN. .1 BLACK LEATHER BAG WITH A ZIPPER ON TOP SIDE OF BAG. 86.4 CM X 13.3 CM. .2 RODS HOLDING SCREEN ARE 76.8 CM LTH. SCREEN IS BROWN ON OUTSIDE, BLUE-GREEN IN CENTRE ON ONE SIDE AND BEIGE ON OTHER SIDE. BLACK LEATHER ON HOLDING RODS. RUBBER STOPS ON ENDS OF RODS. .3 & 4 STEEL STANDS 73.6 CM LTH. STANDS PROP UP SCREEN ON THE BACK. THERE ARE 2 SMALL HOLES IN THE LEATHER ON HOLDING RODS. THERE IS ALSO A RUBBER STOP ON THE END OF ONE LEG OF THE STEEL STAND.
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Catalogue Number
P19780011000
Acquisition Date
1977-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
3-RECORD SET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, VINYL
Catalogue Number
P19950073113
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
3-RECORD SET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, VINYL
No. Pieces
7
Length
31.4
Width
31.2
Description
CARDBOARD ALBUM SLEEVE OF "WOODSTOCK". FRONT COVER HAS PICTURE OF FIELD OF PEOPLE AT WOODSTOCK CONCERT, WITH PERFORMERS LISTED BELOW. BACK LISTS SONGS, PERFORMERS, AND CREDITS. ALBUM SLEEVE OPENS OUT FROM CENTER, WITH FLAP ON EITHER SIDE FOR CONTAINING RECORD. INSIDE PANELS HAVE ONE LARGE PHOTOGRAPH OF STAGE AND CONCERT SCENE. FRONT OF SLEEVE HAS HANDWRITTEN "B. CHERVINSKI". THREE VINYL RECORDS INSIDE, WITH WHITE PAPER DUST JACKETS. RECORDS HAVE RED LABELS; S/N "SD 3-500". DUST JACKETS TORN AND CORNERS FOLDED. BOTTOM OF RIGHT.
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*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073113
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
P19735079000.1-.2-GA
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19735079000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19735079000.1-.2-GA
Date
1904
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 29.9 CM LTH., 5.1 CM DIA. PAPER ON PLASTIC AND METAL SPOOL. PATENT DATE SEPT. 13/1904 SERIAL #79089.TITLE: "TIMELY TUNES" (MEDLEY NO. 60) IN BOX. .2 30.5 CM LTH. 5.2 CM DIA. PAPER ON PLASTIC AND METAL SPOOL. TITLE: "RIGALETTO" IN BOX.
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Catalogue Number
P19735079000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLISHED WALNUT, GLASS, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19738610000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1938
Materials
POLISHED WALNUT, GLASS, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
104.1
Length
64.1
Width
34.3
Description
PATENT DATE: 26/10/1970. "THE PHILCO WITHIN THIS SEALED CABINET IS DOUBLY WARRANTED BY YOUR DEALER AND BY PHILCO PRODUCTS LIMITED. THIS IS YOUR ASSURANCE OF THE SAME HIGH QUALITY PERFORMANCE NOW ENJOYED BY OVER 9,000,000 PHILCO OWNERS, ALL OVER THE WORLD. FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE BE SURE TO USE THE PHILCO HIGH EFFICIENCY AERIAL. TO MAINTAIN THE ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE THE RECEIVER SHOULD BE INSPECTED YEARLY BY YOUR PHILCO DEALER WHO WILL USE GENUINE PHILCO PARTS WHEN NEEDED, ON REMOVABLE BACK PANEL". PHILCO IS GOLD ON FRONT. POLISHED WALNUT CABINET. STILL FUNCTIONAL.
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*UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19738610000
Acquisition Date
1970-10
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CLOTH CORD
Catalogue Number
P19738611000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1922
Materials
STEEL, CLOTH CORD
No. Pieces
2
Height
10.2
Length
14.6
Width
10.8
Description
"NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED" ON TOP. "R6900 RECEIVER PATENTED 1911" ON BASE. CORD MENDED WITH BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE. "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED NO.R4850 CORD MADE IN CANADA PATENTED 1919" ON LABEL AROUND CORD. ONE OF THREE CORD ENDS MISSING. C/W HORN. HORN IS MADE OF BAKELITE AND COPPER. HORN IS BROWN WITH PAINT CHIPPING & CRACKING, ESPECIALLY AROUND ITS BASE. FUNNEL IS SLIGHTLY DENTED.
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*UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ARTIFACTS IN RELATED LOCATIONS, INCLUDING THIS SET OF HATPINS DONATED BY NELLIE OLSON (NEE SHENTON). AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CONTACT HER SON, HOWARD OLSON. OBITUARIES WERE FOUND FOR THE REST OF NELLIE’S SEVEN CHILDREN, HER HUSBAND, AS WELL AS HER SIX OTHER SIBLINGS. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY OLSON PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 25, 1984 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS. SHE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND TO GEORGE AND EMILY SHENTON (NEE WILLSHAW). FURTHER LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH PLACES HER FAMILY IN STAFFORDSHIRE DURING THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND BALLINGTON, CHESHIRE IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO ENCHANT, ALBERTA IN 1912. ACCORDING TO THE OBITUARY OF ONE OF OLSON’S SISTERS, MABEL WIDLAKE, THEIR FATHER GEORGE SHENTON IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FIRST IN 1908 WHERE HE WORKED ON THE COAL MINES IN NOVA SCOTIA BEFORE GOING WEST TO LETHBRIDGE TO WORK AT THE LIVERY STABLE. FROM 1908 UNTIL 1909, SHENTON WORKED ON THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE. HE WENT TO THE ENCHANT DISTRICT IN 1910 AND SENT FOR HIS FAMILY TO JOIN HIM IN 1912. EMILY SHENTON AND HER SEVEN CHILDREN – GEORGE, EDITH, NELLIE, FLORENCE (FLO), HAROLD, MABEL, AND ELSIE – ARRIVED ON OCTOBER 14, 1912. IN A STORY PUBLISHED IN THE FEBRUAY 18, 1978 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, HAROLD SHENTON, RECALLED WAITING FOR THEIR DAD TO PICK THEM UP AT THE WINDSOR HOTEL IN LETHBRIDGE TO TAKE THEM TO THE ENCHANT HOMESTEAD. NELLIE OLSON MARRIED OLE OLSON ON APRIL 5, 1917. TOGETHER THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN – ESTER GILLESPIE, EMILY HOWG, CLIFFORD, HAROLD, DONALD, HOWARD, AND HERMAN. ACCORDING TO OLSON’S OBITUARY, SHE LIVED IN THE ENCHANT DISTRICT HER ENTIRE LIFE. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR P19641062000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES AND ARTICLES PERTAINING TO THE FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19738611000
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
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