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Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19880012003
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.3
Length
39.4
Width
16.5
Description
SER. # "N9187045". REMOTE BROADCAST AMPLIFIER OR MIXER. 4 CHANNEL (MICROPHONE) UNIT. ONE OF THE FIRST TRANSISTOR UNITS. "AUDIO CONSOLE R5461C". UNIT IS PINK, BLUE, AND WHITE IN COLOR. 5 LARGE DIALS AT FRONT (FOUR MIC'S AND ON MASTER). METER RANGING FROM -20 TO +3. "NE" STAMPED ON FRONT OF UNIT.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
THIS AMPLIFIER WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM BY LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LTD., THE ASSOCIATION THAT AT ONE TIME OWNED LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST RADIO STATION, CJOC. IT WAS USED FOR REMOTE OR ON-SITE BROADCASTING, AND WAS CONNECTED TO THE STUDIO AND RADIO TRANSMITTER VIA TELEPHONES. IT USED RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WHEN A.C. POWER WAS NOT AVAILABLE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF CJOC RADIO WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES RECORD 20081033000. CJOC WAS THE FIRST RADIO STATION TO BROADCAST FROM LETHBRIDGE, AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST IN CANADA. THE STATION BEGAN OFFICIAL BROADCASTS ON JANUARY 9, 1924. A RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSE WAS GRANTED IN APRIL 1926 & ISSUED WITH THE CALL LETTERS CJOC. THE LICENSE OFFICE ASSIGNED "CJ", WHILE THE STATION CO-FOUNDER, JOHN ENDER "JOCK" PALMER, CHOSE THE "OC" IN REFERENCE TO HIS NICKNAME. THE STATION BEGAN BROADCASTING SPORADICALLY FROM PALMER'S MOTHER'S HOUSE. PALMER TOOK TWO PARTNERS, HAROLD ROBERSTON CARSON AND WILLIAM WALTER GRANT, INTO HIS BROADCASTING VENTURE, AND GRANT BUILT A 50 WATT RADIO TRANSMITTER. SOON THE STATION EXPANDED, MOVING TO THE BASEMENT OF THE HULL BLOCK, AND IN 1928 TO THE PENTHOUSE OF THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED MARQUIS HOTEL. ON AUGUST 13, 1928 JOCK PALMER AND WILLIAM GRANT SOLD THEIR INTERESTS IN CJOC TO CARSON FOR $100 AND $150 RESPECTIVELY. GRANT AND PALMER MOVED TO CALGARY, WHERE GRANT FOUNDED THE CFCN STATION AND BUILT RADIO EQUIPMENT, AND PALMER CONTINUED TO PURSUE HIS AVIATION INTERESTS. ON NOVEMBER 26, 1928 HAROLD R. CARSON, W.J. MILLICAN AND G.H. MILLICAN SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION CREATING LETHBRIDGE BROADCASTING LIMITED. IN 1933, CJOC ANNOUNCER HENRY VINEY AND TECHNICIAN BOB BUSS DID ONE OF THE FIRST REMOTE HOCKEY BROADCASTS IN CANADA. MR. VINEY DESCRIBED THE PLAY-BY-PLAY OVER A ONE-WAY TELEPHONE LINE FROM VEGREVILLE WHILE MR. BUSS REMAINED IN THE STUDIO AT LETHBRIDGE. IN THE FALL OF 1936 CJOC BEGAN “THE RADIO SCHOOL OF THE AIR”, THE FIRST SUCH PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN CANADA. CREATED AS AN AID FOR TEACHERS IN CLASSROOMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, THE PROGRAM FEATURED ‘PORTS OF CALL’ ON MONDAYS, “HEALTH HINTS AND HISTORY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED MANKIND’ ON TUESDAYS, ‘MOTHER GOOSE’ STORIES ON WEDNESDAYS, ‘DRAMA’ PRODUCED BY AGNES DAVIDSON ON THURSDAYS, AND SING-SONG SESSIONS ON FRIDAYS. IN 1948 CJOC MOVED OUT OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL TO 1015 3 AVE. SOUTH. THE STATION WON THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS ‘AM STATION OF THE YEAR’ AWARD TWICE: FIRST IN 1952 AS CJOC LED A CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR A BOY SCOUT HALL IN LETHBRIDGE, AND AGAIN IN 1967 FOR THE STATIONS’ EXTRAORDINARY PUBLIC SERVICE DURING AN INTENSE WINTER BLIZZARD. CJOC BECAME THE COMMUNICATION HUB OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA DURING THE CRISIS, RELAYING MESSAGES BY RADIO AND KEEPING THE PUBLIC INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS. ON JANUARY 19, 2000 THE CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC) APPROVED AN APPLICATION BY ROGERS BROADCASTING LIMITED TO REPLACE CJOC WITH A NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FM STATION. THE NEW STATION WOULD REPLACE CJOC'S COUNTRY MUSIC FORMAT WITH AN ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FORMAT. CONDITIONS OF CRTC APPROVAL WERE THAT CJOC AND THE NEW STATION COULD BROADCAST SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS, AT WHICH TIME ROGERS WOULD SURRENDER THE BROADCAST LICENSE OF CJOC. CFRV 107.7 FM (THE RIVER) WAS LAUNCHED, AND LATER IN 2000 CJOC WENT OFF THE AIR. IN 2007 THE CALL LETTERS CJOC WERE ASSIGNED TO A NEW RADIO STATION IN LETHBRIDGE, 102.1 FM.
Catalogue Number
P19880012003
Acquisition Date
1988-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
VIDEO TUNER
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000027002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIDEO TUNER
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
11.8
Length
31.8
Width
25.2
Description
1. TUNER. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. SILVER. FRONT OF TUNER HAS NUMEROUS BUTTONS INCLUDING: "AUTO", "POWER", "OFF", CHANNELS 2 THROUGH 13, AND "SELECT VTR TV". THERE IS ALSO A DIGITAL DISPLAY SCREEN ON FRONT AND A DOOR THAT OPENS OUT TO REVEAL 21 BUTTONS WITH NUMBERS AND LETTERS ON THEM. ON FRONT OF TUNER READS "HITACHI VT-TU75A VIDEO TUNER". ON TOP OF TUNER IS A DOOR THAT FLIPS UP TO REVEAL 12 SWITCHES AND 12 WHEELS LETTERED FROM A THROUGH L. BACK OF TUNER HAS 6 JACKS AND 3 CORDS. SERIAL NO. "00905297". 2. INSTRUCTION MANUALS. 25.6 X 18.2. 2 IDENTICAL MANUALS, EXCEPT ONE IS IN ENGLISH, ONE IS IN FRENCH. FRONT COVER HAS A PICTURE OF VIDEO TUNER AND READS "HITACHI VIDEO TUNER MODEL VT-TU75A INSTRUCTION MANUAL". MANUAL HELD TOGETHER BY 2 STAPLES. CONSISTS OF 19 PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS. BACK COVER READS "P4600474" AT BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. BACK COVER OF ENGLISH MANUAL IS TORN.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
WORKED WITH VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER P20000027001-GA. BOUGHT AT SMITH'S ON 13TH STREET, IN LETHBRIDGE. PURCHASED IN THE LATE 1970S BY DONOR FOR A COUPLE THOUSAND DOLLARS (COMBINED WITH TUNER), AND USED IN DONOR'S BUSINESS "VIDEO VENTURES", WHICH TAPED WEDDINGS AND HORSESHOWS. BUSINESS BEGAN OPERATION IN THE LATE 1970S, BASED OUT OF CLARESHOLM, IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW LONG BUSINESS WAS IN OPERATION FOR. EQUIPMENT WAS NOT USED IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20000027002
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
"MARQUIS HOTEL"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
2015
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20150037000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"MARQUIS HOTEL"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
2015
Materials
CERAMIC, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.08
Width
12.4
Description
BLACK, CERAMIC ASHTRAY. THE INSIDE OPENING OF THE ASHTRAY IS 6.4 CM. THE LETTERING ON THE TOP SAYS “THE MARQUIS HOTEL, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA.” THERE IS AN ABSTRACTED FLORAL DESIGN ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS LETTERING. THE FLOWERS ARE PAINTED RED AND THEIR STEMS PAINTED GREEN. THIS WORDING AND DESIGN REPEATS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE LETTERING ON THE BOTTOM SAYS, “MADE IN JAPAN 29.” VERY GOOD CONDITION. USED WITH SOME WEAR APPARENT. BLACK PAINT IS WEARING OFF ON SOME PARTS OF THE SURFACE. SIGNIFICANT WEAR TO THE RED AND GREEN PAINT OF THE DECALS.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
BUSINESS
History
ON DECEMBER 16, 2015, DONOR CHRIS MORRISON INFORMED COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN THAT SHE CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ASHTRAY WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND BECAME STEWARDS OF A WATERTON CABIN IN 1976. THE CABIN, LOCATED AT 103 CAMERON FALLS, WAS OWNED BY HER MOTHER-IN-LAW DOROTHY MORRISON (D. 1995). IT WAS AMONG ASSORTED FURNISHINGS LEFT BEHIND WHEN DOROTHY MOVED OUT AND CHRIS MOVED IN. THE DONOR’S RECOLLECTION OF THE ASHTRAY’S USE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO IT BECOMING HER PROPERTY WAS AS A CONTAINER. MORRISON SAID, “IT WAS IN A [CABIN] WASHSTAND AND USED TO HOLD LITTLE OBJECTS LIKE ROLLED UP KEROSENE LANTERN TAPE WICKS”. ACCORDING TO MORRISON, IT WAS ALSO KNOWN AS “GRANDPA’S ASHTRAY”. GRANDPA REFERS TO JAMES J. MORRISON OF LETHBRIDGE. “HE ONLY SMOKED CIGARS” SAID THE DONOR, WHEREAS HER MOTHER-IN-LAW DOROTHY DID NOT SMOKE AT ALL. THE ASHTRAY’S USE AS A CONTAINER FOR LANTERN WICKS AND SMALL ITEMS CONTINUED RIGHT UP TO THE DAY THAT IT WAS OFFERED TO THE GALT IN 2015. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, DOROTHY MORRISON, PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 26, 1995 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. JAMES JACOB MORRISON, DOROTHY’S FATHER-IN-LAW, PASSED ON FEBRUARY 18TH, 1975 AT AGE 93. THE ASHTRAY IS MARKED WITH “MARQUIS HOTEL,” WHICH COULD REFER TO THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL THAT OPENED IN JUNE 1928. REALIZING A NEED FOR A FIRST-CLASS HOTEL IN LETHBRIDGE, ESPECIALLY ONE WITH A BANQUET HALL, THE BUSINESSMEN OF THE BOARD OF TRADE COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO THE HOTEL IN 1927. AFTER ITS OPENING, THE BOARD OF TRADE WOULD HOLD THEIR REGULAR, NOON-HOUR MEETINGS AT THE HOTEL FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. THE HOTEL CLOSED ITS DOORS IN 1985 AND THE BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1988. THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND A WRITE-UP ABOUT THE HOTEL IN THE PUBLICATION TITLED "WHERE WAS IT? A GUIDE TO EARLY LETHBRIDGE BUILDINGS," BY IRMA DOGTEROM. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND A COPY OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLICATION CITED ABOVE.
Catalogue Number
P20150037000
Acquisition Date
2015-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PORTABLE TRAVEL BAG
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041442
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PORTABLE TRAVEL BAG
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Length
18
Width
15.5
Description
RECTANGULAR BROWN NYLON POUCH WITH TWO ZIPPERED POCKETS ON EITHER SIDE AND ZIPPER ALONG EDGES CONTAINS BODY OF FOLDED NYLON BAG OF SAME COLOR. TOP SEAM OF FOLDED BAG HAS BEEN REPAIRED. ZIPPERED POCKETS ON SIDES HAVE SOFT LEATHER BORDERS.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
BAG WAS USED AS A HOUSEHOLD AND TRAVEL ITEM BY MEMBERS OF DONOR'S FAMILY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041442
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20010078024
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.1
Diameter
37.0
Description
LARGE METAL BOWL WITH LIGHT YELLOW ENAMEL COVERING IT. EDGE OF RIM IS PAINTED RED. THERE IS A HOLE ON ONE SIDE OF RIM. ENAMEL HAS WORN AWAY FROM BOWL IN A NUMBER OF PLACES. THERE IS A BUILD UP OF CRUD ON BOTTOM OF BOWL IN ONE SPOT.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
BUSINESS
DOMESTIC
History
FROM THE CECIL CAFE, LOCATED AT 308 1ST AVENUE SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. THE CECIL HOTEL AND CAFE WERE FREQUENTED BY RETIREES AND TRANSIENTS, AS IT WAS LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE TRAIN TRACKS ON 1ST AVENUE SOUTH. THE FIRST MENTION OF THE 'FONG' NAME IN THE HENDERSON DIRECTORIES IS IN 1912, AND HAS JOE FONG LISTED UNDER CAFES & RESTAURANTS (NAME OF BUSINESS NOT INDICATED). JOE FONG WAS THE GRANDFATHER OF DONOR (LORNE FONG'S FATHER). THIS IS PERHAPS THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CECIL CAFE. THE JOE FONG CAFE IS LISTED IN 1913 AND FONG, JOE & CO UNDER RESTAURANTS IN 1914. IN 1917 IS THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE NAME CECIL CAFE. FROM 1917 TO 1934, THE CECIL CAFE WAS LISTED WITH DIFFERENT PROPRIETORS, INCLUDING JOE FONG, HUE LUNG (UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO DONOR), TOO FONG AND MRS J HOW FONG - ASSUMEDLY ALL THE SAME FAMILY. IN 1934 THERE IS NO MENTION OF THE CECIL CAFE, BUT THE CANADIAN CAFE IS IN ITS PLACE, WITH THE PROPRIETOR ELIZABETH LEE (DAUGHTER OF JOE FONG). THE CECIL CAFE REAPPEARS IN 1936, AGAIN LISTED WITH DIFFERENT PROPRIETORS, ALL BELONGING TO THE FONG FAMILY, INCLUDING LEE WAH FONG, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF JOE FONG. IN 1950, DONOR LORNE FONG BECOMES PROPRIETOR OF THE CAFE. THE LAST MENTION OF THE CECIL CAFE IS IN 1956; A NEW ADDITION WAS ADDED TO THE CAFE AND ITS EXISTING ROOMS, CREATING THE CECIL HOTEL WHICH WAS OPENED IN 1953 BY LORNE FONG. THE HOTEL IS LISTED IN THE DIRECTORIES UNTIL 1980, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1975-77. IN 1979 AND 1980, LORNE FONG IS NO LONGER LISTED AS PROPRIETOR OF THE HOTEL, BUT INSTEAD GEO ANDRICHUCK AND NICK HUSKA/FRED BAKER ARE MENTIONED INSTEAD. IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE HOTEL CLOSED IN 1980, BUT THE BUILDING REMAINED UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE FONG FAMILY. IN 2001/2 THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PURCHASED THE LAND ON WHICH THE HOTEL SITS, AND THE FONG FAMILY OFFERED OBJECTS IN THE BUILDING FOR DONATION AT THIS TIME. AFTER THE HOTEL CLOSED LORNE FONG CONTINUED ON WITH HIS SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A SALESMAN (GRANDMASTER SALESMAN STATUS) FOR GM (ENERSON MOTORS).
Catalogue Number
P20010078024
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TELEPHONE BOOK COVER, “MARQUIS HOTEL”
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, LINEN, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140046002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TELEPHONE BOOK COVER, “MARQUIS HOTEL”
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Materials
CARDBOARD, LINEN, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
4
Length
29.75
Width
24.5
Description
BOOK COVER MADE OF RIGID CARDBOARD, BOUND IN WAXED RED LINEN. EMBOSSED GOLD LETTERING ON FRONT READS “THE MARQUIS HOTEL” AND “INNS CANADA – A DIVISION OF MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES LIMITED”. METAL POST FASTENING MECHANISM ATTACHED TO INNER SPINE WITH TWO METAL GROMMETS. LINEN IS WORN AWAY ALONG EDGES AND CORNERS OF COVER, SPINE IS SEPARATED FROM BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF FRONT COVER, METAL FASTENING POST IS BENT, GRIME ON INSIDE PANEL OF BACK COVER. OVERALL FAIR CONDITION.
Subjects
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
FURNISHINGS
History
THIS TELEPHONE BOOK COVER WAS TAKEN BY THE DONOR, PHIL EDMUNDSON, OUT OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL UPON ITS CLOSURE IN NOVEMBER 1985. EDMUNDSON WAS THE OWNER/OPERATOR OF MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP, ONE OF THE RETAIL BUSINESSES HOUSED ON THE HOTEL’S MAIN FLOOR. THE HOTEL OPENED IN 1928 ON THE CORNER OF 4TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET SOUTH, AND WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1988. ON NOVEMBER 18, 2014, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON INTERVIEWED THE DONOR ABOUT THE TELEPHONE BOOK COVER AND HIS FAMILY’S HISTORY IN RELATION TO THE MARQUIS HOTEL. PHIL EDMUNDSON SAID: “MY DAD [FRED EDMUNDSON] CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1938 TO TAKE OVER THE MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP… HE PAID $50 FOR THE INVENTORY AND THE STORE FIXTURES, AND AGREED TO TAKE ON THE DEBT… THE FLOWER SHOP HAD [ALREADY] BEEN THERE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS… THE FLOWER SHOP HAD A MAIN FLOOR ENTRANCE AND DISPLAY AREA AND COOLER… DOWN IN THE BASEMENT IT HAD AN AREA FOR AN OFFICE AND A WORK ROOM.” EDMUNDSON CONTINUED: “ONE OF THESE [TELEPHONE BOOK COVERS] WOULD HAVE BEEN IN EVERY ONE OF THE GUEST ROOMS AND OTHER PLACES AS WELL. WE HAD THEM IN THE FLOWER SHOP AND IT’S REALLY GOOD BECAUSE IT DOES PROTECT THE REGULAR TELEPHONE BOOK FROM GETTING DESTROYED BECAUSE IT’S A REAL NICE HARD COVER… IT IS EMBOSSED WITH THE MARQUIS LOGO… NOT THE ORIGINAL LOGO… AT ONE POINT THE MARQUIS HOTEL WAS PART OF THE INNS OF CANADA HOTEL CONGLOMERATE… AND SO THEY ALSO HAVE THAT LOGO EMBOSSED ON THE COVER.” OF THE HOTEL IN GENERAL, EDMUNDSON SAID: “IT WAS A COMMUNITY CONGLOMERATE OF PEOPLE THAT HAD GOTTEN TOGETHER TO HAVE IT ESTABLISHED AND BUILT… THEY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO BRING CONVENTIONS AND MEETINGS TO TOWN, SO IT WAS THE PREMIER HOTEL IN THE CITY… IT WAS QUITE A FANCY BUILDING… IT HAD A BANQUET ROOM THAT WOULD HOLD UP TO 250 PEOPLE… A MEZZANINE WHICH WAS UP BETWEEN THE FIRST FLOOR OF ROOMS ABOVE THE STREET LEVEL BUSINESSES… THEY WOULD SERVE TEA UP THERE IN THE AFTERNOON… SVEN ERICKSEN [RAN] THE MARQUIS COFFEE SHOP AND THE DINING ROOM AND BAKE SHOP… IT WAS THE PLACE TO GO FOR FINE DINING IN THE CITY… THE DRUG STORE WAS RIGHT ON THE CORNER OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE… IT WAS A VERY BUSY LOCATION… THERE WERE A LOT OF DIGNITARIES [WHO STAYED] AT THE HOTEL, LIKE BING CROSBY WHEN HE CAME TO TOWN… AND JOHN DIEFENBAKER… THE MARQUIS WAS THE PLACE TO MEET.” OF THE HOTEL’S DEMISE, EDMUNDSON SAID: “THEY WERE IN RECEIVERSHIP FOR A WHILE IN 1985, AND ROYAL BANK WERE THE RECEIVERS AND THEY WERE RUNNING THE OPERATION. BUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE BOILER, AND IN NOVEMBER IT GOT VERY COLD, VERY FAST. THE BOILER WAS UNABLE TO KEEP UP AND FINALLY GAVE IT UP. AND RATHER THAN TRY TO GET IT FIXED… THE ROYAL BANK SAID ‘THAT’S IT, WE’RE DONE, YOU’RE OUT OF HERE’… WE WERE QUITE SHOCKED… AND THE GUESTS OF THE HOTEL – THERE WERE LOTS OF FULL-TIME GUESTS STAYING IN THE ROOMS – THEY WERE GIVEN PRACTICALLY NO TIME TO VACATE. THEY WERE OUT IN THE COLD… [THE BANK] CONCEDED TO LET US STAY FOR AN EXTRA TWO WEEKS WHILE WE MOVED OVER TO A NEW LOCATION [AT 312 6TH STREET SOUTH]. IT WAS QUITE SOMETHING BECAUSE WE HAD ALL OUR CHRISTMAS MERCHANDISE [SO] RATHER THAN MOVE IT, WE DECIDED WE’D PUT IT ALL ON SALE. SO WE HAD A HUGE SALE [AND] WE SOLD PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING… WE TOOK [ALL THE FIXTURES] WITH US; THE PHONES, PHONE BOOKS, EQUIPMENT, DESKS… THE LIGHTS THAT WERE HANGING FROM THE CEILING, [THE] KINDS OF THINGS WE COULD USE IN THE NEW LOCATION… THEY WERE THINGS THAT WE HAD INSTALLED OVER THE YEARS… WE FELT THAT WE HAD TO PUT THEM IN, SO WE WERE GOING TO TAKE THEM OUT… IN THE MEANTIME WE HAD TO HOOK UP A TEMPORARY WATER SUPPLY BECAUSE THEY SHUT OFF ALL THE UTILITIES TO THE BUILDING EXCEPT THE ELECTRICITY. SO WE HAD NO HEAT DURING THAT EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER… IT WAS [THREE YEARS] LATER BEFORE [THE HOTEL] WAS KNOCKED DOWN. IT STOOD DERELICT FOR QUITE A WHILE… IT WAS KIND OF HARD TO SEE THAT… [PEOPLE] WERE REALLY UPSET THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURE … WOULD BE DESTROYED AND BE GONE FROM THE LANDSCAPE AND CHANGING THE LOOK OF THE DOWNTOWN… IT WAS A GREAT LOCATION [AND] WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR TIME THERE. IT’S TOO BAD THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND RECORD P20140046001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20140046002
Acquisition Date
2014-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PHOTO-ENGRAVED PLATE; COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, ZINC
Catalogue Number
P19960075002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PHOTO-ENGRAVED PLATE; COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, ZINC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.4
Length
15.4
Width
12.5
Description
WOOD BLOCK WITH PHOTO-ENGRAVED HALF-TONE ZINC SCREEN WITH IMAGE OF CHURCH. REMNANTS OF BLUE INK ON PRINTING SURFACE. PAPER BACKING HAS HANDWRITTEN IN INK "COALDALE MENONITE CHURCH???", AND GLUE FROM ADHESIVE TAPE ON BOTH SIDES. STAINED, AND WORN AT EDGES.
Subjects
PRINTING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
PURCHASED FROM BOS GRAPHICS. PLATE IS OF THE TYPE USED ON A PLATEN PRESS. THIS WAS ORIGINALLY CATALOGUED GENERALLY AS PART OF P19930010001-GA, AND IS PART OF THAT COLLECTION. P19960075001-GA TO P19960075059-GA ARE ALL PIECES WHICH WERE FOUND INSIDE ONE OF THE CABINET DRAWERS, AND WERE RE-CATALOGUED TO GIVE THEM EACH THEIR OWN RECORD. LOCATED WITH OTHER RELATED PIECES IN THE WET LAB AREA OF THE MUSEUM, AND CURATOR CECILE MCCLEARY INDICATES THAT THEY BELONG WITH THE COLLECTION P19930010001-GA, WHICH WAS A PURCHASE (BOS GRAPHICS). ALL RELATED PIECES ARE CATALOGUED AS P19960075001-GA THROUGH TO P199600750074-GA. RANGE AND VALUE ARE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY, AS THEY WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION.
Catalogue Number
P19960075002
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STAMP PAD INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAMP PAD INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
13.5
Diameter
5.7
Description
ROUND, GLASS BOTTLE. BOTTLE APPEARS A DARK, METALLIC GREEN. HAS A YELLOW PAPER LABEL ON FRONT. ON LEFT OF LABEL IS A RED CIRCLE WITH JAGGED EDGES. WITHIN THIS READS "RELIANCE INK THE INK YOU CAN RELY ON". THE REST OF LABEL READS "R[EL]IANCE VIOLET STAMP PAD INK RELIANCE, INK CO. LTD. WINNIPEG". EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF BOTTLE IS "8 02. 4 V-48 2". BOTTLE HAS A BLACK PAINTED METAL, SCREW-ON CAP. THERE IS SOME INK INSIDE BOTTLE.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061005
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RESTAURANT SERVICEWARE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19920040006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RESTAURANT SERVICEWARE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.1
Diameter
8.4
Description
GREEN GLAZE. SMALL BOWL "MEDALTA MADE IN CANADA" ON BASE. CRAZED & STAINED INTERIOR. CHIPPED EDGE. TAG ON SIDE "$5.00 MEDALTA". SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
MADE BY MEDALTA POTTERIES OF MEDICINE HAT, FOR RESTAURANT TRADE. POSSIBLY USED FOR CHINESE TEA.
Catalogue Number
P19920040006
Acquisition Date
1992-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
”SHANGHAI CHOP SUEY”
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, GLAZE
Catalogue Number
P20120042000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
”SHANGHAI CHOP SUEY”
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CERAMIC, GLAZE
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Width
.5
Diameter
7
Description
WHITE CERAMIC TEA BOWL WITH A RED DRAGON DEPICTED ALONG ONE SIDE, AND “SHANGHAI CHOP SUEY, LETHBRIDGE ALTA.” AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS WRITTEN IN RED ON OPPOSITE SIDE. ILLUSTRATION OF A FLOWER AND LETTERING READING “MADE IN JAPAN” ON BOTTOM. MINOR SCRATCHES INSIDE CUP AND SOME WEAR ON LETTERING.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
THIS TEA BOWL WAS FOUND BY THE DONOR AT A SECONDHAND STORE IN GOLDEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA AROUND 2002. SHANGHAI CHOP SUEY WAS LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST CHINESE FOOD RESTAURANT, AND HAS BEEN IN OPERATION AT 610 3 AVENUE SOUTH SINCE 1949. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120042000
Acquisition Date
2012-07
Collection
Museum
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