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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19739498000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1914
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
140.0
Width
66.0
Description
12 ROWS OF 12 WOOD BEADS EACH.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
USED IN LOCAL SCHOOLS AS ARITHMATIC TEACHING DEVICE.
Catalogue Number
P19739498000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19694693000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.7
Length
36.5
Width
2.5
Description
BRASS REINFORCED CORNERS. WOODEN BEADS.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
Catalogue Number
P19694693000
Acquisition Date
1969-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19790252000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1921
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
10.8
Width
28.8
Description
13 ROWS OF WOODEN BEADS ON BRASS DOWLING. ONE BEAD ABOVE WOODEN DIVIDER & 5 BEADS BELOW. JAPANESE SYMBOLS ENGRAVED INTO WOOD DIVIDER, MARK EACH ROW OF BEADS. WRITTEN OF SIDE "Y. JOE MIYANAGA 1921". "MADE IN JAPAN" STAMPED ON BOTTOM. NATURAL WOOD GRAIN WHICH HAS BEEN OILED.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
REPRESENTS AN OLDER STYLE OF ABACUS. SEE P19790250000-GA FOR HISTORY
Catalogue Number
P19790252000
Acquisition Date
1979-01
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19800006000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1940
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
10.8
Width
28.9
Description
13 ROWS OF 5 BEADS EACH. 13 ROWS OF 1 BEAD EACH. THE CASE OF ABACUS IS MADE OF WOOD. IT APPEARS TO BE HANDMADE & IS PARTLY HELD TOGETHER BY MORTISE AND TENON JOINTS. A STRIP OF WOOD SEPARATES THE ROWS OF 5 BEADS FROM THE ROWS OF 1 BEAD. EACH ROW EXCEPT THE MIDDLE, OR 7TH ROW HAS A JAPANESE CHARACTER CARVED INTO THE WOOD & COLOURED RED. ON BACK OF CASE IN BLUE INK "G. FUKUNAGA", ALSO TWO JAPANESE CHARACTERS. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
BUSINESS
History
USED AS A CALCULATOR.
Catalogue Number
P19800006000
Acquisition Date
1978-09
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NICKEL PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19683223000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1906
Materials
WOOD, NICKEL PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.2
Length
17.0
Width
17.0
Description
DECAL ON FRONT MARKED "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED". :N295E" ON BACK. GREEN PAINT ON TOP EDGE.
Subjects
REGULATIVE & PROTECTIVE T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
USED IN WESTMINISTER SCHOOL, TORN DOWN IN MAY 1968.
Catalogue Number
P19683223000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER, BRASS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19880036037
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COPPER, BRASS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
34.2
Diameter
10.4
Description
COPPER TANK, TOPPED WITH CORK STOPPERED BRASS NECK. BRASS NIPPLES, RUBBER CONNECTORS & GLASS TUBING. CORK STOPPER MISSING. "CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC COMPANY"
Subjects
CHEMICAL T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
PRESENT BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL WAS BUILT 1930-1931, AND INCLUDED A WELL EQUIPPED SCIENCE LABORATORY. THIS COLLECTION REPRESENTS EQUIPMENT ACQUIRED PRIMARILY BETWEEN 1930-1950. SINCE 1966-67 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN BUSSED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE COMMUNITY OF BARONS WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE C.P.R. IN 1909. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING ONE THAT WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1988, ALONG WITH A COLLECTION OF OTHER EQUIPMENT FROM THE BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1990, 2000, AND 2006, THE BARONS SCHOOL WEBSITE, AND ONLINE RECORDS OF THE CANADIAN ARCHIVAL INFORMATION NETWORK. THE BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1915 WHEN THE DISTRICTS OF GOLDENDALE, LUNDY, LAUREL BANK, BARONS, MOULIN, WHEATLAND, AND STRATHGARRY WERE AMALGAMATED. THE ORIGINAL BARONS SCHOOL BUILDING WAS REPLACED IN 1931 AND HOUSED CLASSES FOR GRADES 1 TO 12. IN 1966 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGAN BUSSING TO LETHBRIDGE, LEAVING ONLY GRADES 1 TO 8 OPERATING AT BARONS CONSOLIDATED. IN 2000, THE SCHOOL WAS CLOSED DUE TO A DWINDLING NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, THE BUILDING IS OPERATING AS ALTERNATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVING PRESCHOOL TO GRADE SIX CHILDREN FROM THE SURROUNDING MENNONITE COMMUNITIES, MANAGED BY THE PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOL DIVISION. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880036037
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19880036025
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.4
Diameter
3.1
Description
CLEAR GLASS SEALED. POINTED AT ONE END, LIP OPPOSITE.
Subjects
CHEMICAL T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
PRESENT BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL WAS BUILT 1930-1931, AND INCLUDED A WELL EQUIPPED SCIENCE LABORATORY. THIS COLLECTION REPRESENTS EQUIPMENT ACQUIRED PRIMARILY BETWEEN 1930-1950. SINCE 1966-67 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN BUSSED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE COMMUNITY OF BARONS WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE C.P.R. IN 1909. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING ONE THAT WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1988, ALONG WITH A COLLECTION OF OTHER EQUIPMENT FROM THE BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1990, 2000, AND 2006, THE BARONS SCHOOL WEBSITE, AND ONLINE RECORDS OF THE CANADIAN ARCHIVAL INFORMATION NETWORK. THE BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1915 WHEN THE DISTRICTS OF GOLDENDALE, LUNDY, LAUREL BANK, BARONS, MOULIN, WHEATLAND, AND STRATHGARRY WERE AMALGAMATED. THE ORIGINAL BARONS SCHOOL BUILDING WAS REPLACED IN 1931 AND HOUSED CLASSES FOR GRADES 1 TO 12. IN 1966 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGAN BUSSING TO LETHBRIDGE, LEAVING ONLY GRADES 1 TO 8 OPERATING AT BARONS CONSOLIDATED. IN 2000, THE SCHOOL WAS CLOSED DUE TO A DWINDLING NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, THE BUILDING IS OPERATING AS ALTERNATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVING PRESCHOOL TO GRADE SIX CHILDREN FROM THE SURROUNDING MENNONITE COMMUNITIES, MANAGED BY THE PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOL DIVISION. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880036025
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19880036035
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.3
Width
9.8
Description
FLOAT WITH STOPCOCK AND HOOK. LEATHER WASHER.
Subjects
CHEMICAL T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
PRESENT BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL WAS BUILT 1930-1931, AND INCLUDED A WELL EQUIPPED SCIENCE LABORATORY. THIS COLLECTION REPRESENTS EQUIPMENT ACQUIRED PRIMARILY BETWEEN 1930-1950. SINCE 1966-67 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN BUSSED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE COMMUNITY OF BARONS WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE C.P.R. IN 1909. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING ONE THAT WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1988, ALONG WITH A COLLECTION OF OTHER EQUIPMENT FROM THE BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1990, 2000, AND 2006, THE BARONS SCHOOL WEBSITE, AND ONLINE RECORDS OF THE CANADIAN ARCHIVAL INFORMATION NETWORK. THE BARONS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1915 WHEN THE DISTRICTS OF GOLDENDALE, LUNDY, LAUREL BANK, BARONS, MOULIN, WHEATLAND, AND STRATHGARRY WERE AMALGAMATED. THE ORIGINAL BARONS SCHOOL BUILDING WAS REPLACED IN 1931 AND HOUSED CLASSES FOR GRADES 1 TO 12. IN 1966 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGAN BUSSING TO LETHBRIDGE, LEAVING ONLY GRADES 1 TO 8 OPERATING AT BARONS CONSOLIDATED. IN 2000, THE SCHOOL WAS CLOSED DUE TO A DWINDLING NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, THE BUILDING IS OPERATING AS ALTERNATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVING PRESCHOOL TO GRADE SIX CHILDREN FROM THE SURROUNDING MENNONITE COMMUNITIES, MANAGED BY THE PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOL DIVISION. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880036035
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ASTROGRAPH AND CASE
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20120001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ASTROGRAPH AND CASE
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
5
Height
16.1
Length
43.7
Width
25.6
Description
1) ASTROGRAPH. TIN PAINTED BLACK WITH GLASS PANEL. UNDER GLASS ARE TWO SPOOLS CONTAINING STAR MAPS PRINTED ON CLEAR PLASTIC. TOP HAS TWO KNOBS WHICH FEED MAPS ON AND OFF SPOOLS. TOP HAS FLIP SWITCH. RIGHT AND BOTTOM HAVE REMOVABLE PLUGS WITH LIGHT BULBS ATTACHED INSIDE. BEHIND PLUG AT BOTTOM IS TIN LABEL THAT IS ENGRAVED, “CANADA, ASTROGRAPH MK.IA, REF. NO 6B/I82, SER. NO 3697/44.” LABEL ALSO HAS GENERAL ELECTRIC SYMBOL. LEFT SIDE HAS TWO FORKS WITH NUTS AND BOLTS FED THROUGH. RIGHT SIDE HAS ONE FORK WITH NUT AND BOLT. BOTTOM HAS RED RUBBER CAP ATTACHED TO BRASS CHAIN. 2) CASE, WOOD PAINTED SLATE BLUE WITH ALUMINUM HARDWARE. WHITE PAINTED LETTERING ON TOP READS, “CANADA, ASTROGRAPH MKIA, REF. NO. 6B/I82, SERIAL NO. 3697/43.” WITH LETTERING IS PAINTED GENERAL ELECTRIC SYMBOL. LEFT HINGE IS BROKEN. FRONT CENTER OF CASE HAS HANDLE WITH LEATHER STRAP. INSIDE HAS WOODEN DIVIDERS WITH THREE COMPARTMENTS ON RIGHT SIDE. WOODEN SPACERS AND MOUNTS ON LEFT SIDE COVERED WITH WHITE FELT IN SOME AREAS. 3) CAN, TIN. ORANGE RESIDUE AROUND LIP AT RIM. WHITE PAPER LABEL ON FRONT READS, “CANADA, R.C.A.F. 6B/98, 60N – 41N, R.A.F. 6B/193, SW157.” WRITTEN IN PINK HIGHLIGHTER AT TOP RIGHT CORNER OF LABEL IS, “8.” 4) SPARE PLASTIC PLUG WITH GLASS LIGHT BULB. 5) ONE ROUND HEAD BOLT WITH FLATHEAD SLOT AT TOP AND ONE HOMOLOGOUS SIX-SIDED NUT.
Subjects
ASTRONOMICAL T&E
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
MILITARY
EDUCATION
History
DONOR DOUG PATCHING CAME INTO POSSESSION OF ASTROGRAPH AT THE TIME OF HIS FATHER DEL PATCHING’S PASSING ON FEBRUARY 4, 2004. THE ASTROGRAPH WAS LOCATED IN HIS FATHER’S HOME, BUT DONOR DOUG PATCHING RECALLS THE OBJECT, “MOVING AROUND WITH US.” DOUG PATCHING’S EARLIEST RECOLLECTION OF THE ASTROGRAPH’S EXISTENCE WAS WHILE HIS FATHER WAS, “WORKING AT THE LETHBRIDGE AIRPORT, HELPING TO DISMANTLE THE CF-100S. HE WOULD GO OUT DURING THE WINTER AND BRING HOME BUCKETS OF BOLTS.” DEL PATCHING LIVED ON A FARM SOUTH-EAST OF TOWN ON THE NORTH-EAST QUARTER “720 WEST OF THE 4TH NEAR WILSON SIDING.” AT THE TIME OF DONATION, DOUG PATCHING RELATED THAT, “AS A KID, IT WAS KINDA NEAT TO SEE STARS PROJECTED AND EVER SINCE THAT TIME I BOUGHT STAR MAPS. I WAS INSPIRED BY THIS THING.” THE ASTROGRAPH GIVES LONGITUDE, LATITUDE, STAR NAMES AND LOCATION. DOUG PATCHING SAID, “I THINK IT WAS MEMORABILIA, I’VE GOT HIS LOG BOOK WHEN HE WAS IN THE RCAF.” DEL PATCHING SERVED IN 1941/42 TO 1945 IN HALIFAX AS A NAVIGATOR. THE ASTROGRAPH’S LAST KNOWN USE WAS IN THE 1970S/80S AND, “MAY HAVE MADE IT TO WILSON JR. HIGH AS A TEACHER. HE HAD THE FIRST HAND-HELD CALCULATOR OF ANYONE IN SCHOOL.” HE TAUGHT SCIENCE BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “DEL PATCHING WAS BORN IN ETZIKOM ALBERTA IN 1918. HE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA WITH A B.SC (AGRICULTURE) IN 1939. FROM 1942 TO 1945 HE SERVED IN THE R.C.A.F. AS A NAVIGATOR WITH THE RANK OF FLIGHT SERGEANT, MAINLY FLYING NIGHTTIME IN HALIFAX BOMBING MISSIONS TO WESTERN EUROPE. FOLLOWING DISCHARGE, DEL PATCHING WORKED AT THE LETHBRIDGE AGRICULTURAL STATION IN 1945. IN 1946 HE MOVED TO THE FAMILY FARM NEAR WILSON SIDING WHERE HE FARMED FOR 26 YEARS. IN 1970, PATCHING COMPLETED A DEGREE IN EDUCATION AND LEFT FARMING TO TAKE UP A CAREER AS A TEACHER AT WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL 1980 WHEN HE RETIRED. DEL PATCHING PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 5, 2004 “ FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120001000
Acquisition Date
2012-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
AUNT DOROTHY'S PLAYHOUSE, "NANCY"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, DYE, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20120004006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AUNT DOROTHY'S PLAYHOUSE, "NANCY"
Date
1964
Materials
FELT, DYE, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.2
Length
9.5
Width
0.6
Description
FELT PATCH, LIGHT BLUE, EDGES CUT WITH PINKING SHEARS. LIGHT PINK FELT HOUSE EMBROIDERED WITH GREY FELT SMOKE FROM CHIMNEY AND GREEN FELT ROOF AND LAWN. BLACK TEXT EMBROIDERED ON HOUSE READS, “AUNT DOROTHY’S PLAYHOUSE.” GOLD TEXT EMBROIDERED ON LAWN READS, “NANCY D ’64.” REVERSE OF PATCH HAS TWO SAFETY PINS. CREAM COLOURED FABRIC ON REVERSE HAS WRITTEN IN PENCIL, “NANCY D.”
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
AT THE TIME OF DONATION, GALT STAFF CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH DONOR IRMA DOGTEROM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS EXTRACTED FROM A LONGER TRANSCRIPTION. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE BADGE, DOGTEROM SAID, “THAT’S [MY DAUGHTER] NANCY’S. SEE ON THE BACK, NANCY; HER NAME IS THERE, AND IT WAS IN ’64. [NANCY IS] OUR DAUGHTER, THE YOUNGEST ONE. SO THIS MUST HAVE BEEN THE YEAR BEFORE SHE STARTED SCHOOL. SHE WOULD HAVE STARTED IN LATE ’64, BECAUSE THIS WAS THE SPRING OF ‘64. AUNT DOROTHY’S PLAYHOUSE WAS WHAT THEY CALLED IT AND IT WAS WELL KNOWN ALL OVER CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, AND I HAVE GIVEN THEM A PICTURE OF THIS CLASS TO THE ARCHIVES. I PROBABLY WROTE THE STORY ABOUT IT AT THAT TIME. NANCY HAD A PROBLEM WITH LEARNING. SOME COUNSELOR OR SOMETHING SUGGESTED THAT, INSTEAD OF SENDING HER TO GRADE 1, WHEN SHE WAS SIX, SEND HER TO AUNT DOROTHY’S PLAYHOUSE, AND IT DID MAKE A WONDERFUL DIFFERENCE TO HER. THAT WAS THE YEAR AUNT DOROTHY WASN’T THERE VERY MUCH, BECAUSE HER DAUGHTER HAD BEEN INJURED IN A CAR – TRUCK ACCIDENT DOWN IN EASTERN CANADA.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF NANCY HAVING A LEARNING DISABILITY, DOGTEROM RESPONDED BY SAYING, “WE HAD VARIOUS DEFINITIONS OF WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS, AND I HAVE SEEN OTHER KIDS SINCE THEN WITH MORE OR LESS SIMILAR PROBLEMS, AND IF THEIR PARENTS HANDLED THEM IN CERTAIN WAYS, THEY COULD COME A LONG WAY, BUT I GUESS I WASN’T THAT SMART.” EXPLAINING WHO AUNT DOROTHY’S PLAYHOUSE IS NAMED AFTER, DOGTEROM REPLIED, “DOROTHY GENTLEMAN - THERE IS A STREET NAMED FOR HER IN LEGACY RIDGE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HER BACKGROUND WAS BUT AUNT DOROTHY’S PLAYHOUSE WAS JUST IN HER HOUSE, AND SHE OBVIOUSLY COULD HANDLE CHILDREN VERY WELL, BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T SPANK OR SLAP, BUT CHILDREN ENJOYED GOING THERE BUT THEY LEARNED THINGS. ONE THING NANCY DIDN’T LIKE WAS A SQUEAKY TOY. IF THERE WAS A SQUEAKY TOY ON THE FLOOR OVER THERE AND SHE WAS IN THE DOORWAY AND I WAS SITTING HERE, SHE WOULDN’T COME. SHE WOULDN’T PASS IT. AUNT DOROTHY HAD HER PICKING THOSE SQUEAKY TOYS UP AND GIVING THEM TO HER, AND THEN THE OTHER KIDS COULDN’T HAVE THEM AND SQUEAK THEM. I MEAN I HAD NO IDEA WHO SHE WAS AT ALL, BUT SHE DID DO A VERY GOOD JOB. IT WAS A BIG TWO STORY HOUSE AND SHE DID NOT LIKE ANYBODY TO BE LATE PICKING UP THEIR CHILDREN. YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THERE AT SUCH AND SUCH A TIME. YOU BETTER BE THERE, OR THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, SHE WOULD REFUSE TO TAKE THE CHILD. AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT BECAUSE, IF SHE HAS A SCHEDULE TO KEEP, SHE CAN’T BE JUMPING AROUND FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL PARENT, AND YOU COULD TALK TO HER AND SET UP WHEN WAS THE BEST TIME FOR YOU, BEFORE YOU EVER LEFT THEM THERE, SO THEN YOU WERE TIED INTO THAT TIME SLOT. ACTUALLY SHE WORE THIS AND SHE HAD A UNIFORM AND ALL THE LITTLE GIRLS HAD UNIFORMS AND SHE GAVE YOU THE UNIFORM FOR YOU TO SEW, AND IT WAS ALREADY CUT OUT, AND YOU WERE TOLD HOW FAR OFF THE GROUND TO HEM IT, [THE EMBROIDERY ON THE BADGE] WAS ALL DONE BY AUNT DOROTHY’S PLAYHOUSE. I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT I DID WITH UNIFORM, WHETHER OR NOT I GAVE IT TO ANOTHER CHILD, OR WHETHER IT CAME TO THE MUSEUM. PROBABLY NOT. IT WAS A LITTLE CORDUROY ONE, BLUE CORDUROY SO. [NANCY WAS THERE] JUST ONE [YEAR,] BUT WHEN SHE CAME OUT OF THAT AUNT DOROTHY’S PLAYHOUSE SHE WENT TO GRADE ONE THE NEXT YEAR AND MANAGED QUITE WELL. I TELL YOU IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING IN NANCY’S LIFE AND THAT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD WHEN SHE HAD THAT LADY AS A TEACHER, BECAUSE, AS I SAY, SHE WOULD NOT COME PAST A SQUEAKY TOY TO COME TO ME, BUT, BY THE TIME AUNT DOROTHY GOT THROUGH WITH HER, SHE WOULD LET HER GO UPSTAIRS FIRST, AND PICK UP ANY SQUEAKY TOYS AND BRING THEM TO HER, AND SHE WOULD PUT THEM AWAY IN A DRAWER. THAT’S A KID THAT WOULDN’T PASS ONE, PICKING THEM ALL UP." THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ISSUE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 3, 1980."DOROTHY GENTLEMAN, WHO TO MANY GENERATIONS OF LETHBRIDGE CHILDREN WAS KNOWN SIMPLY AS AUNT DOROTHY, DIED WEDNESDAY AT THE AGE OF 75. IN 1948, GENTLEMAN OPENED AUNT DOROTHY'S PLAYHOUSE, A KINDERGARTEN IN HER HOME AT 635 8TH ST. S. AFTER GAINING AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, THE PLAYHOUSE WAS CLOSED IN 1973, WHEN SHE RETIRED. IN 1961, GENTLEMAN WAS NAMED CANADA'S MOTHER OF THE YEAR. SHE WAS ALSO AN OBSERVER-CONSULTANT WITH THE UNITED STATES HEADSTART MOVEMENT IN ITS FORMATIVE YEARS. ORIGINALLY FROM ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, SHE MOVED TO ALIX WITH HER PARENTS IN 1922. IN 1928, SHE MARRIED WILLIAM DONALD GENTLEMAN. SHE AND HER HUSBAND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1943." FOR MORE INFORMATION, , INCLUDING A BIO EXCERPT ON GENTLEMAN FROM THE MATHESIS BOOK “ONE HUNDRED WOMEN IN ONE HUNDRED YEARS”, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. FOR PERSONAL HISTORY OF IRMA DOGTEROM & TRANSCRIPTS, PLEASE SEE P20120004004.
Catalogue Number
P20120004006
Acquisition Date
2012-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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