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Other Name
BASKET & EASTER EGG SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER
Catalogue Number
P19738277001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASKET & EASTER EGG SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WICKER
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.3
Length
17.8
Width
12.1
Description
WICKER BASKET C/W 1/2 HOOP OR LOOP HANDLE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PART OF SET WHICH INCLUDES, THREE DECORATED EGGS PYSKANKY (EASTER) & A DOILY. UKRAINIAN CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738277001
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PAPER MESSAGE BASKET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER MESSAGE BASKET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.4
Width
18.9
Description
PINK PAPER BASKET IS FLAT CARDBOARD BACK WITH CROSS-WOVEN POUCH FASTENED TO BOTTOM HALF. BASKET HAS FADED RED RIBBON TIED THROUGH TWO HOLES AT TOP. TWO RED BIRD-LIKE FIGURES ARE GLUED TO BACK AS DECORATION, ONE LARGE & ONE SMALL. PAPER IS SLIGHTLY WORN AND FADED.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
PAPER BASKET WAS LIKELY GIVEN AS A GIFT TO THE REVEREND CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, (DONOR'S FATHER). REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER RELOCATION FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041002
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
8.9
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK PATTERN WITH CROSS IN CIRCLE MOTIF REGULARLY SPACED. BACKED ON BUCKSKIN. ARTIFACT APPEARS COMPLETE. BEADS ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW. BUCKSKIN BACKING SOILED, WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *NOTE* LOOSE TASSELS
Subjects
BEDDING
PERSONAL GEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION METHOD INDICATE SIOUX ORIGINS. BLANKET STRIPS ORIGINAL USE TO JOIN A BUFFALO ROBE USED AS A BLANKET. WITH TRADE BLANKETS, STRIPS BECAME MORE DECORATIVE THAN FUNCTIONAL, OFTEN USED TO JOIN COURTING BLANKETS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. STRIPS OVER TIME BECAME LARGER IN WIDTH & FANCIER. MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SIOUX IN CANADA, OR TRADED/GIFT TO ALBERTA NATIVE.
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
Acquisition Date
1973-
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041119
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
26
Height
3.7
Length
10.2
Width
10.2
Description
.1) BOX. WHITE CARDBOARD BOX HAS RED AND YELLOW LID WHICH HAS LEAF AND BRANCH MOTIF ON PAPER COVER. PAPER COVER IS TORN AT TOP RIGHT. ON INSIDE OF LID IS PAPER LABEL WITH ORANGE SYMBOL AT CENTRE AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .2) ORIGAMI BOX. 2.6CM X 2.6CM X 1.6CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH BLUE LID AND BLUE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PINK FOLDED FLOWER. .3) ORIGAMI BOX. 3.1CM X 3.1CM X 1.3CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH MEDIUM BLUE LID AND PURPLE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS ORANGE FOLDED FLOWER. .4) ORIGAMI BOX. 3.0CM X 3.0CM X 1.5CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH BLUE LID AND WHITE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS LIGHT BLUE FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .5) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.8CM X 1.8CM X 0.9CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH PINK LID AND PINK BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PINK FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .6) ORIGAMI BOX. 2.2CM X 2.2CM X 0.9CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH LIGHT BLUE LID AND BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PEACH COLORED FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .7) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.9CM X 1.9CM X 1.1CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH PINK LID AND LIGHT BLUE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PEACH COLORED FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .8) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.8CM X 1.8CM X 1.0CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WOTH PINK LID AND YELLOW BOTTOM. INSIDE IS LIGHT BLUE FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .9) ORIGAMI PAPER. THREE TRIANGULAR PIECES OF PAPER, TWO RED AND ONE GREEN. .10) ORIGAMI PAPER. TWO DIAMOND SHAPE PIECES OF PAPER, ONE BLUE AND ONE BROWN. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, TWO PIECES FROM THIS ARTIFACT WERE NOT FOUND. A RED TRIANGULAR PIECE OF PAPER AND A SMALL LIGHT BLUE PAPER CRANE ARE MISSING. KEVIN MACLEAN, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN, SUSPECTS THERE COULD HAVE BEEN AN ERROR IN THE CATALOGUING PROCESS. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE CURRENT NUMBER OF PIECES FOR THIS ARTIFACT HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM 28 TO 26.
Subjects
CONTAINER
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGAMI BOXES AND PAPER WERE FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF THE REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. DONOR IS UNSURE WHETHER MOTHER OR FATHER MADE THEM. REV. G.G.NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041119
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041120
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
5.5
Length
10.3
Width
10.3
Description
.1) BOX. WHITE CARDBOARD BOX HAS RED AND YELLOW LID WHICH HAS LEAF AND BRANCH MOTIF ON PAPER COVER. ON INSIDE OF LID IS PAPER LABEL WITH ORANGE SYMBOL AT CENTRE AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .2) ORIGAMI BALL. 6.5CM (D) MULTI SIDED GREEN AND WHITE PAPER BALL MADE FROM FOLDED SECTIONS OF PAPER.
Subjects
CONTAINER
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGAMI BOXES AND PAPER WERE FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF THE REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. DONOR IS UNSURE WHETHER MOTHER OR FATHER MADE THEM. REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041120
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
6.0
Width
3.5
Description
1. CHEST, TORTOISESHELL VENEER. ROUND SILVER BUTTON CAN BE PUSHED IN ORDER TO OPEN CHEST. THREE, ROUND IVORY FEET ON BOTTOM, ONE MISSING. SILVER BANNER ON TOP OF CHEST MARKED, “FM” IN CURSIVE. BACK, PROPER LEFT, BOTTOM CORNER, FRONT, PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND BACK PROPER RIGHT TOP CORNER ARE CHIPPED. INSIDE OF CHEST LINED WITH BLUE, FLORAL DAMASK. 3.1 CM HIGH BY 6.0 CM LONG BY 3.5 CM WIDE. 2. CHARM. AGATE HEART,TRANPARENT BROWN, BLACK, AND WHITE STRIPED. AGATE ANCHOR MISSING ONE ARM, TRANSPARENT ORANGE AND RED SWIRLS. CHARMS CONNECTED BY THREE METAL LOOPS. 0.5 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 2.1 CM WIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCORDING TO DAVE MERESKI, A LOCAL GOLDSMITH, THE METHOD OF DRILLING HOLES AND LINKING THE CHARM TOGETHER WOULD DATE IT SOME TIME AFTER 1920. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, SQUIRREL HAIR
Catalogue Number
P20000014021
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, SQUIRREL HAIR
No. Pieces
2
Length
19.0
Diameter
0.8
Description
VARNISHED WOOD HANDLE; INDIAN RED COLOUR. PRINTED ON HANDLE IS ""REEVES RODEA 908 MADE IN ENGLAND SQUIRREL HAIR"". BROWN HAIR IS ATTACHED TO ONE END BY A STEEL PIECE AROUND END OF HANDLE. HAS A SMALL RED PLASTIC PIECE AROUND HANDLE (NOT ORIGINAL).
Subjects
PAINTING T&E
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR PASSED AWAY AUGUST 3, 2001. BORN 10 MAY 1919 IN CARDIFF, ALBERTA, HE WAS RAISED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF EDMONTON. IN 1945 HE MARRIED MOLLY AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE PRACTICED CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR 30 YEARS IN THE FIRM MEECH, MITCHELL, ROBINS AND WATSON. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PRACTICED CONSULTING, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOYED VACATIONING IN MONTANA AND ARIZONA, BUT MADE SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY LOVED IT. MAURICE'S WIFE MOLLY PASSED AWAY JUST PRIOR TO HIM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A TABLE PAD. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE DONORS' NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH ADDS TO THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. MOLLY MITCHELL WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND GREW UP IN EDMONTON, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND MAURICE MITCHELL. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: MAURA, KURT, AND SCOTT. AFTER RAISING HER FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE, MOLLY RETURNED TO WORK AS A SOCIAL WORKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20000014021
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 PAINT BRUSH. 3 CM LTH X 18.1 CM DIA.. HORSE HAIR BRITTLE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. .2 PAINT BRUSH. 1.3 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 5.1 CM LTH. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. YELLOW PAINT ADHERING TO BONE .3 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 8.2 CM LTH. GREEN PAINT. .4 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 8.9 CM LTH. .RED PAINT ADHERING TO BONE. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIANS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MINIATURE BUST "T. SHEVCHENKO"
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738257000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE BUST "T. SHEVCHENKO"
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.3
Width
9.3
Description
"T. SHEVCHENKO" EMBOSSED ON THE BASE OF THE BUST IS CRYRILLIC. BUST IS WHITE PLASTIC. "1814" "1816" INKED ON FRONT OF BASE. "TKXX" EMBOSSED ON BACK OF BUST. PLASTIC ON PLYWOOD BASE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUST'S SUBJECT, TARAS SHEVCHENKO, WAS FOUND ON THE WEBSITE FOR THE TARAS SHEVCHENKO MUSEUM IN TORONTO. TARAS HRYHOROVICH SHEVCHENKO, THE GREAT UKRAINIAN POET, ARTIST AND THINKER, WAS BORN ON MARCH 9, 1814, IN THE VILLAGE OF MORYNTSI IN CENTRAL UKRAINE, THEN PART OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE. HIS PARENTS, H. SHEVCHENKO AND K. SHEVCHENKO, WERE SERFS. TARAS'S FATHER WAS LITERATE, AND HE SENT HIS SON TO BE EDUCATED AS AN APPRENTICE TO A DEACON. IN 1823, TARAS'S MOTHER DIED, AND HIS FATHER FOLLOWED HER TWO YEARS LATER. TARAS, NOW AN ORPHAN, SERVED AS A HOUSEBOY AND WAS IN TRAINING AS A SERVANT. A TALENT FOR DRAWING SHOWED ITSELF IN THE BOY QUITE EARLY. WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD, HE BECAME A DOMESTIC SERVANT TO P. ENGELHARDT AND IN 1829 TARAS TRAVELLED WITH HIM TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. THERE HE STUDIED PAINTING UNDER AN EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMAN. THE POLISH REBELLION FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION FROM RUSSIA BEGAN IN NOVEMBER, 1830, AND ENGELHARDT LEFT FOR THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL, ST. PETERSBURG. SHEVCHENKO STAYED WITH THE LORD'S SERVANTS IN VILNIUS AND WAS WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTIONARY EVENTS. SHEVCHENKO WENT TO ST. PETERSBURG AT THE BEGINNING OF 1831. IN 1832, THE LORD "CONTRACTED" HIM TO THE MASTER PAINTER V. SHYRYAYEV, WITH WHOM TARAS EXPERIENCED A HARD SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. NOTED WRITERS AND ARTISTS WHO BEFRIENDED SHEVCHENKO BOUGHT HIM OUT OF SERFDOM IN 1838 BY RAISING 2,500 RUBLES. LATER THAT YEAR HE WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE ACADEMY OF ARTS, AND RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HIS PAINTINGS. IN 1840 HIS FIRST BOOK OF POETRY, THE KOBZAR, WAS PUBLISHED. HE CONTINUED TO PUBLISH POEMS AND WRITE STAGE PLAYS. MUCH OF HIS SUBJECT MATTER DEALT WITH THE SOCIAL AND NATIONAL OPPRESSION OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE BY RUSSIA. SHEVCHENKO’S WORK WAS OFTEN CENSORED. IN THE SPRING OF 1846, THE POET LIVED FOR SOME TIME IN KIEV, WHERE HE MET THE MEMBERS OF THE KYRYLO-METHODIUS SOCIETY. THE VIEWS OF THE POET HAD A GREAT INFLUENCE ON THE PROGRAM OF THIS SECRET SOCIETY AND ON THE PHILOSOPHICAL OUTLOOK OF MANY OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES. IN 1847, ARRESTS BEGAN OF THE MEMBERS OF THE KYRYLO-METHODIUS SOCIETY AND SHEVCHENKO WAS ARRESTED ON APRIL 5, ON A FERRY CROSSING THE DNIPRO RIVER NEAR KIEV. THE NEXT DAY, THE POET WAS SENT TO ST. PETERSBURG. HE ARRIVED THERE ON APRIL 17, 1847, AND WAS IMPRISONED. HE REPEATEDLY VIOLATED THE RUSSIAN TSAR’S BAN ON PRISONERS WRITING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES. IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1857 THAT SHEVCHENKO FINALLY RETURNED FROM EXILE, THANKS TO THE EFFORTS OF FRIENDS. HE CONTINUED TO WRITE AND ADVOCATE FOR THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE UNTIL HIS DEATH IN ST. PETERSBURG ON MARCH 10, 1861. HE IS BURIED NEXT TO THE DNIPRO RIVER ON A SITE THAT HAS BECOME A SHRINE CALLED TARAS HILL. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738257000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
10
Height
9.1
Length
4.1
Width
1.2
Description
TORTOISESHELL CASE AND LID WITH ASSORTED HOOKS AND NEEDLES AND HOLDER – 10 PIECES. REFER TO DIAGRAM IN PERMANENT FILE FOR LOCATIONS OF ITEMS IN CASE. 1. CASE, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL VENEER. NINE COMPARTMENTS. COMPARTMENT 6 HAS A NEEDLE STUCK IN IT. LARGEST COMPARTMENT LINED WITH RED VELVET. TORTOISESHELL IS CRACKING ALONG EDGES OF CASE. LID HAS BROKEN OFF. 7.8 CM HIGH BY 4.1 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 2. LID , RECTUANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL. INSIDE LINED WITH RED PAPER. SILVER BANNER ON TOP MARKED, “FM”. 2.2 CM HIGH BY 3.8 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 3. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.2 CM IN DIAMETER. 4. NEEDLE, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, OTHER END TAPERS INTO A WEDGE SHAPE. TARNISHED. 5.4 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 5. NEEDLE, SILVER. BOTH ENDS TAPER TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 6. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ROUNDED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END BLUNT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 7. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, HOOK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 8. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. TINY POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 9. CROCHET HOOK HOLDER. IVORY HANDLE WITH TWO ROUND, BLACK BANDS ON END CLOSEST TO SILVER HOLDER. TOP OF SILVER HOLDER DECORATED WITH BLACK BANDS, IT UNSCREWS FROM THE HANDLE TO REVEAL A SLOTTED, HOLLOW METAL SCREW. METAL ROD ENGRAVED “…EGISTERED…” 2 PIECES. 7.6 CM LONG BY 0.7 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
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