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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20170028000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
73
Diameter
27
Description
SILVER STANDING FLOOR ASHTRAY WITH ROUND DISH AT TOP SECURED TO SILVER METAL POLE AND ROUND SILVER BASE; TOP DISH HAS SILER ORNATE HANDLE WITH LEAF AND BEADS PATTERN AND RAISED POINT IN CENTER. ROUND BASE HAS FOUR FEET; BASE ORNATELY ENGRAVED WITH FLUTED PATTERN; METAL STAND POLE FIXED TO TOP DISH WITH METAL BRACKET AND TWO SCREWS. SILVER HANDLE TARNISHED; INSIDE DISH IS TARNISHED AND WORN; UNDERSIDE OF BASE IS SOILED; EDGES OF PATTERN ON BASE ARE TARNISHED. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
ON AUGUST 23, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ANDY AND JO KOCSIS REGARDING THEIR DONATION OF A STANDING, FLOOR-MODEL ASHTRAY. THE ASHTRAY WAS USED IN ANDY KOCSIS’S FATHER’S HOME, AND WAS TAKEN BY ANDY AND JO KOCSIS FOR USE IN THEIR HOME WHEN THEY MOVED. ON THE ORIGINS OF THE ASHTRAY, JO NOTED, “ALL THAT I KNOW ABOUT THEM IS THAT THEY WERE [IN MY PARENTS' HOME AT 109-7TH AVE. SOUTH] WHEN I GOT MARRIED, WHICH WAS 53-54 YEARS AGO. [WE KEPT THEM] IN THE FRONT ROOM.” ANDY ELABORATED, “THEY WERE THERE [IN THE HOME ALREADY]. MY DAD WAS THE OWNER [OF THE HOUSE]. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY COME WITH THE HOUSE…[THE ASHTRAY] GOT TIPPED OVER SOMEHOW, IT USED TO HAVE A [DARK BOWL].” ANDY NOTED, “I QUIT [SMOKING] WHEN I WAS THIRTY … YEARS OLD. [JO] SMOKED EVER SINCE SHE WAS SIXTEEN.” ANDY RECALLED HIS FAMILY’S HOME, STATING, “MY DAD [STEVE KOCSIS] BROUGHT US OUT FROM HUNGARY. HE OWNED THE MAYOR [CHARLES A.] MAGRATH HOUSE [AT 109-7TH AVE. SOUTH]…THAT’S HOW WE ENDED UP THERE.” “MIKE ANGYAL [THE OWNER BEFORE MY DAD] WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF HIS, ANOTHER HUNGARIAN, BIG FARMER, SO I GUESS HE HELPED THEM GET INVOLVED. WHEN [DAD] BOUGHT THE HOUSE…THE HUNGARIANS USED TO HAVE BUSINESS THERE. IT WAS A BIG EMPTY LOT AND HE SUB-DIVIDED, SO HE GOT SOME MONEY AND SOLD A BUNCH OF LOTS.” “[MY DAD MADE THEM INTO APARTMENTS BECAUSE] HE COULDN’T LIVE IN ALL OF IT SO HE GOT A BUNCH OF HUNGARIAN COAL MINERS DOWN IN THE BASEMENT. THERE [WERE] SIX OR SEVEN OF THEM. THEY ALL LIVED DOWNSTAIRS. SOME, THEIR WIVES KICKED THEM OUT.” “[IT WAS MADE INTO] FOUR SUITES. WE WERE RENTING FOR A WHILE, WE HAD GOOD TENANTS. THEN THERE WAS ONE COUPLE…THEY STOLE THE LAMP. … SO FINALLY, WE RENTED NO MORE. IT GOT SO BAD. I SAID I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE.” JO ADDED, “[THERE WERE SUITES] TWO UPSTAIRS, AND THEN THERE WAS ONE ON THE SIDE AND ONE ON THE LOWER FLOORS… MY MOTHER-IN-LAW, WHEN WE GOT MARRIED, MOM KOCSIS, SHE SAID “THIS PLACE I’M IN [IS] TOO BIG” SO SHE MOVED INTO THE SMALLER SUITE ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND WE GOT THE BIGGER SUITE. THEN IT WAS RENTED OUT, THE TOP, UNTIL, THEN THE KIDS GOT BIGGER, BECAUSE WE HAD TWO CHILDREN. THEN WE TOOK OVER THE SUITE AT THE TOP, CLOSED OFF THE KITCHEN, PUT A DOOR THERE. THEN WE HAD HALF OF THE HOUSE…THE OTHER SUITE STAYED EMPTY ‘TIL IT WAS SOLD.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THEIR MOTIVATIONS TO DONATE THE ASHTRAY, ANDY NOTED, “[IT’S] A KIND OF REMINDER OF…THE OLD TIMES…THE OLD HUNGARIANS USED TO COME AND PLAY POKER IN THE FRONT ROOM…A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THEIR ‘50S.” JO ADDED, “WE’RE HAVING TO SELL OUR [CURRENT] HOME AND WE HAVE NO MORE USE FOR IT…WE WANT IT TO GO…[IT’S] OLD, SO WE’D LIKE [IT] TO GO SOMEWHERE. MY KIDS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THEM, NOR ARE MY GRANDKIDS. THEY DON’T WANT THIS OLD STUFF.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170028000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170028000
Acquisition Date
2017-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER
Catalogue Number
P19738879000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
WICKER
No. Pieces
3
Height
39.4
Length
99.7
Width
52.1
Description
CHILD'S SLEEPING BASKET OR BASSINET. HANDLES ON SIDES & 2 HOOPS ON TOP POSSIBLY TO SUPPORT A NET.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
SEE P19738868000-GA FOR HISTORY. ACCORDING TO KENNETH ALLAN HUDSON’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “HUDSON PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1993 AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. FLORENCE HUDSON OF PICTURE BUTTE ALBERTA. BORN IN TABER, ALBERTA ON JANUARY 28, 1922, KEN MARRIED FLORENCE ANGLE ON JANUARY 19, 1949 IN LETHBRIDGE. KEN SERVED OVERSEAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WITH R.C.A.S.C.. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE RETURNED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. KEN RETIRED IN 1987, AFTER SELLING THE FARM AND HAS RESIDED IN PICTURE BUTTE UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS PASSING. KEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION AND ACTIVE WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF CANADA IN HIS EARLIER YEARS.” ACCORDING TO THE LEGION MAGAZINE ONLINE, HUDSON WAS ISSUED THE SERVICE NUMBER M105776. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS BASSINET DONATED BY KEN AND FLORENCE HUDSON. RESEARCH DOCUMENTS FROM A PREVIOUS AUDIT OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH WAS FOUND IN THE PERMANENT FILE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THOSE DOCUMENTS: THE OBITUARY OF FLORENCE HUDSON (NEE ANGLE) STATES SHE WAS BORN IN WINNIPEG AND HAD LIVED IN VANCOUVER AND LETHBRIDGE. AFTER HER MARRIAGE TO KEN HUDSON, THEY SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE AND MOVED TO THEIR FARM IN 1953. THE CHILDREN OF FLORENCE AND KEN WERE LINDA, RAYMOND, DONALD, HUGH, BRUCE, AND KEN. FLORENCE PASSED AWAY ON 21 MARCH 2008 AT THE AGE OF 77 YEARS. A FAMILY HISTORY READS: "KEN HUDSON IS THE OLDEST SON OF ALAN HUDSON, [WHO] WAS BORN IN MANITOBA. HE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1912. WHEN THE WAR WAS DECLARED IN 1914 HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY... KEN'S MOTHER, IVY, WAS A NATIVE OF SURREY, ENGLAND.
Catalogue Number
P19738879000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, UPHOLSTERY, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990035206
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, UPHOLSTERY, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
42.5
Length
178.3
Width
67.0
Description
SQUARE OAK BASE. RAISED ON FOUR LEGS WITH CASTORS ON THEM. A BROWN PADDED CUSHION, ON SPRINGS, IS ATTACHED TO THE BASE. ON TOP, A SEAM RUNS AROUND CUSHION ABOUT 5 OR 6 INCHES FROM EDGE. SMALL NAILS ARE VISIBLE ALONG THE SIDE, WHERE THE CUSHION IS ATTACHED TO BASE. UNDERSIDE IS OPEN SO SPRINGS ARE VISIBLE. LEGS ARE SLIGHTLY ROUNDED.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035206
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19739489000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
16.5
Length
180.3
Width
133.3
Description
PAINTED WHITE EXCEPT TOP PANEL FOOTBOARD & HEADBOARD. SPRINGS GILT SPRAY PAINT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19739489000
Acquisition Date
1973-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WALNUT, IRON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19770319000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WALNUT, IRON, STEEL
No. Pieces
11
Height
167.6
Length
193.0
Width
141.0
Description
HEADBOARD - CARVED DESIGN WITH CUT-OUT IN CENTRE AT TOP OF BOARD. 167.6 CM 141 CM X 5.1 CM. FOOTBOARD -CURVED CARVED DESIGN WITH CUT-OUT IN CENTRE. 73.6 CM HT. X 140.CM WTH. X 7.6 CM THICK. SLATS (6) - MADE OF UNFINISHED WOOD. 135.9 CM LTH. X 7.6 CM WTH. X 1.9 THICK. SIDE RAILS (2) - 2.7 CM THICK X 17.8 CM WTH. X 182.8 CM LTH. "TOPS" ON EACH SIDE RAIL HAVE SPLIT OFF AND HAVE BEEN REFINISHED. SPRINGS - MADE OF IRON & STEEL. 180.3 CM LTH. X 116.8 CM WTH. X 1.3 CM THICK. "PARKHILL" (DECAL) IS ALONG ONE SIDE OF SPRINGS. "NO. 315" AND "1-0" IS STAMPED ALONG SAME SIDE IN YELLOW.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
HIGH BACK BED ORIGINALLY OWNED BY JOHN MCDOWELL DAVIDSON, FATHER OF JOHN MCDOWELL WHO LIVES IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED. SHE WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19770319000
Acquisition Date
1977-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CITY HALL BENCH
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY HALL BENCH
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
90.1
Length
50.5
Width
152.0
Description
A LARGE OFF-WHITE PAINTED OAK BENCH WITH A SEMI-OPEN BACK AND PAINT CHIPS FALLING OFF AROUND ALL FOUR LEGS. NO VISIBLE DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
POLITICS
History
BENCH WAS FOUND IN BASEMENT BATHROOM OF OLD CITY HALL BUILDING. BENCH WAS RECOVERED BY MUSEUM ALONG WITH COLLECTION ON REQUEST OF CITY BUILDING OFFICIALS WHO FEARED THAT HALL EMPLOYEES WOULD STEAL CITY PROPERTY DURING THE RELOCATION OF HALL OPERATIONS. OFFICIALS FELT THAT EMPLOYEES MIGHT BELIEVE CITY PROPERTY WAS THEIRS IF IT HAD BEEN IN THEIR OFFICE FOR TWENTY YEARS (EG. ARTWORK). OFFICIALS CALLED THE MUSEUM OVER IN THE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DEMOLITION OF THE HALL IN ORDER TO INVENTORY SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY AND EVACUATE IT. THE BENCH'S ORIGINAL USE IS NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19980048002
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, BRASS, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19780049000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
OAK, BRASS, GLASS
No. Pieces
6
Height
171.2
Length
31.0
Width
86.6
Description
4 SHELVES WITH GLASS FRONTS, PULL UP TO OPEN. LABEL ON INSIDE OF SHELVES (RED= "MANUFACTURED BY THE GLOBE-WERNICKS CO. LTD. STRATFORD, ONT. GRADE 299 SIZE D 12 1/4". ONE GLASS SHELF CRACKED AT TOP LEFT CORNER; SECOND IS WARPED, THIRD IS CRACKED AT LOWER LEFT CORNER.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19780049000
Acquisition Date
1977-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19920004001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
208.0
Description
STRING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULBS WIRED IN SERIES. BAKELITE SOCKETS, C/W 8 COLORED BULBS (REDS, BLUES, YELLOWS). CLOTH COVERED WIRE & 2 PRONG CONNECTORS FOR WALL SOCKET. BAKELITE CONNECTOR "660 W- 250 V", "NOMA" REVERSE CONNECTOR ADAPTS TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL CONNECTOR PLUG IN. SOME BULBS MARKED.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
NOMA. USED BY DONOR FOR MANY YEARS ON FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE. REPLACED WITH MORE MODERN STRING. "WHEN 1 BULB BURNT OUT, ALL WENT OUT UNTIL THE BURNT OUT ONE WAS REPLACED." *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “THIS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM 'THE BOWLADROME'. WORKED THERE AS A PIN SETTER IN THE EARLY FORTIES, AND WAS GIVEN IT BY HARRY WILLIAMS WHO WAS THE MANAGER OF THE BUSINESS AT THAT TIME. (HARRY WROTE TEAM NAMES AND ALLEY INFORMATION ON A BLACKBOARD. HE HAD BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING.)” *** *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY IRMA DOGTEROM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS ESTABLISHED THROUGH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH: “IRMA [DOGTEROM] WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON OCTOBER 3, 1930,” HER OBITUARY ON THE MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS WEBSITE STATES, “AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SHE MET AND MARRIED JAKE DOGTEROM (1926-2015). THEY SET UP HOUSE ON THE FARM EAST OF LETHBRIDGE [IN 1950] AND CORAL, JAN, DAVE, AND NANCY SOON FOLLOWED.” ACCORDING TO JAKE’S OBITUARY, THE COUPLE MOVED INTO LETHBRIDGE IN 1988, THOUGH JAKE CONTINUED TO COMMUTE TO THE FARM TO WORK. THE OBITUARY STATES THAT SHE WAS A TWO-TIME RECIPIENT OF THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE MEDAL. FURTHER LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL SOURCES SPEAK ABOUT HER PASSION FOR LOCAL HISTORY, WHICH HAS BEEN ILLUMINATED THROUGH HER INVOLVEMENT OF NAMING THE STREETS AFTER SIGNIFICANT WOMEN FROM LOCAL HISTORY IN THE LEGACY RIDGE DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE. IRMA DOGTEROM PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON AUGUST 5, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWLADROME WAS LEARNED THROUGH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 8, 1940 PRIOR TO THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEWLY RENOVATED “HARRY’S BOWLADROME.” THE ARTICLE STATES THAT THE FACILITY WAS OWNED BY LEE AND GORDON BREWERTON OF RAYMOND AND CARDSTON AND WAS MANAGED BY HARRY WILLIAMS. THE RENOVATION RETAINED THE BOWLING ALLEY’S ORIGINAL LOCATION IN THE BAALIM BLOCK ON 6TH STREET SOUTH, BUT ADDED THE UPPER FLOOR TO THE BUSINESS. THE ARTICLE PROVIDES A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACILITY, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE “MODERN MOTIF” EVIDENT IN THE DESIGN ELEMENTS. READERS ARE TOLD, “PRESENT INDICATIONS POINT TO THE BIGGEST YEAR BOWLING HAS EVER ENJOYED IN LETHBRIDGE.” A HERALD ARTICLE FROM 1951 STATES THAT THE BOWLADROME WAS “THE LARGEST ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS KIND IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA.” THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS, STATING THAT IT WAS FIRST OPENED BY HORACE BARRETT AND JAMES K. MOSSEY IN 1928. IN 1934, BARRETT SOLD HIS INTEREST IN THE BUSINESS TO HARRY CHAPMAN, AND IN THE LATE 1930S THE BREWERTON’S PURCHASED THE BUSINESS FROM THE PARTNERS. IN 1947, JOHN ACHTEM PURCHASED THE BUSINESS FROM THE BREWERTON’S. FOLLOWING A RENOVATION, ACHTEM SOLD THE BOWLADROME TO KURT GALLSTROM AND CLARENCE “KEG” BROWN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH INDICATES THAT THE BOWLADROME CLOSED AROUND THE MID TO LATE SEVENTIES. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19920004001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWLADROME, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930068001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, INCLUDING FULL OBITUARIES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19920004001
Acquisition Date
1992-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19930003001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Length
280.0
Description
STRING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULBS WIRED IN SERIES. BAKELITE SOCKETS, C/W 7 COLORED BULBS (ORANGE, GREEN, BLUE, WHITE) CLOTH INSULATED WIRE & 2 PRONG MALE END FOR WALL SOCKET, AND FEMALE END FOR ADDITIONAL STRING IF NECESSARY. FEMALE END MARKED "10 A 250 V", "15A 125V" "R". WHITE BULBS MARKED "GE 114-125 V", "ML". 1 SOCKET BROKEN, SEVERAL CRACKED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
USED BY DONOR FOR MANY YEARS ON FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE. REPLACED WITH MODERN STRING BECAUSE: "WHEN 1 BULB BURNT OUT, ALL WENT OUT UNTIL THE BURNT OUT ONE WAS REPLACED." *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING. NOTHING MORE. WHEN ONE BULB BURNT OUT, THE WHOLE STRING WENT OUT. IT TOOK A LOT OF TIME TO FIND THE DEFECTIVE BULB.” ***
Catalogue Number
P19930003001
Acquisition Date
1993-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HUTCH
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041879
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HUTCH
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
99.5
Length
106.8
Width
39.5
Description
RECTANGULAR WOODEN HUTCH WITH DOUBLE DOORS ON FRONT WITH GLASS PANELS. HUTCH HAS LIGHTER FINISH, ONE DRAWER ABOVE GLASS DOORS AND ONE BELOW. GLASS ON DOOR HAS FROSTED GEOMETRIC DESIGN FINISH. FRONT OF HUTCH ON EITHER SIDE OF DOORS HAS RIBBED PATTERN. INSIDE OF DRAWERS AND ON SHELVES INSIDE HUTCH IS BLUE PAISLEY PAPER COVERING.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS CABINET WAS ORIGINAL TO HER FAMILY'S HOME IN VANCOUVER AND CAME TO ALBERTA VIA SLOCAN CITY. DONOR RELATES THAT THE HUTCH WAS USED TO KEEP AND DISPLAY SPECIAL ITEMS AND TRINKETS WHICH WERE SIGNIFICANT TO THE 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. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “THIS IS THE KITCHEN CABINET… I REMEMBER IT VERY MUCH IN COALDALE, IT WAS CRAMMED FULL OF THINGS. THIS TOP DRAWER HAD NEEDLES AND SCREWS AND TOOLS, THINGS LIKE THAT. IN THE BOTTOM [THERE WERE] ALL KINDS OF DISHES AND KITCHEN THINGS… ON THE TOP THERE WERE PICTURES AND TRINKETS [ON] DISPLAY.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041879
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
92.2
Length
65.8
Width
34.5
Description
1. MADE OF WOOD; PAINTED WHITE. CUPBOARD HAS 2 LEVELS, THE BOTTOM LEVEL IS WIDER THAN THE TOP. TOP LEVEL HAS TWO DOORS THAT OPEN OUTWARD ON BRASS HINGES. EACH DOOR HAS A GLASS WINDOW (1 OF THE WINDOWS HAS TWO CHRISTMAS STICKERS ON IT), AND A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. INSIDE THE CUPBOARD HAS NO FINISH. THE TOP LEVEL HAS ONE SHELF. BELOW TOP LEVEL IS A LEDGE, WITH LAMINATE ON IT (HAS A MARBLIZED EFFECT ON IT). A LARGE CHUNK OF THE LAMINATE IS GONE OFF OF ONE SIDE OF LEDGE. BELOW LEDGE IS AN UNFINISHED WOODEN DRAWER (DRAWER IS NOT ORIGINAL TO PIECE). BELOW DRAWER ARE TWO DOORS, BOTH ON BRASS HINGES AND WITH A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. THE INSIDE OF DOORS ARE FINISHED WITH DARK BROWN VARNISH. PAINT IS CHIPPING AND CUPBOARD IS DIRTY. 2. FOUND INSIDE DRAWER WERE TWO EMPTY, WOODEN SPOOLS. ONE HAS A LABEL ON ONE END THAT READS "SUPER SHEEN MERCERISED COTTON COLOR 839 BOILFAST". THE OTHER SPOOL IS SLIGHTLY LARGER, WITH NO LABELS, AND A CHIP OUT OF ONE END.
Subjects
FURNITURE
TOY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
LEISURE
History
ON 19 AUGUST 2009, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN RE-INTERVIEWED DONOR AND ARIZONA RESIDENT JUNE MANCHAK AFTER SHE CONTACTED THE GALT TO SEE HER DONATIONS. ACCORDING TO MANCHAK, THE CHILDREN’S-SIZED TABLE (P20000052001) AND CUPBOARD (P20000052002) WERE MADE BY HER FATHER GEORGE KEARL FOR HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER (DONOR’S SISTER) ARMINTO LUCILLE KEARL. ARMINTO WAS BORN IN 1909 IN AETNA, ALBERTA. THE WOODEN FURNITURE TOYS WERE PLAYED WITH BY ARMINTO AND HER FOUR YOUNGER SISTERS, INCLUDING THE DONOR WHO WAS BORN IN CARDSTON IN 1932. IN 2009, THE DONOR RECALLED PLAYING WITH THE ITEMS IN THE LATE 30S IN AN ABANDONED MODEL ‘A’ CAR ON HER FAMILY’S PROPERTY. THE CAR, SHE SAID, HAD ITS FRONT SEATS TAKEN OUT, PROVIDING HER “PLAYHOUSE” WITH A WIDE FLAT FLOOR. ADDITIONALLY, HER BROTHER RIGGED THE CAR’S DISPLACED FUEL TANK ON THE CAR’S HOOD IN ORDER THAT HIS SISTER HAD A SOURCE OF WATER. COPPER TUBING CARRIED WATER VIA GRAVITY INTO THE CAR AND A SPIGOT CONTROLLED THE FLOW. THE CAR, LIKE A HOUSE, HAD WINDOWS AND DOORS WHICH COULD BE OPENED AND CLOSED AND THE BACK SEAT FOLDED UP IN ORDER THAT STUFF COULD BE STORED AWAY. AND, “OF COURSE I HAD MY DOLLS IN THERE WITH ME TOO”, MANCHAK SAID. SHE MADE MUD PIES AND DECORATED THE TOPS WITH MUSTARD OR STINKWEED SEEDS. SHE COLOURED WATER WITH CREPE PAPER AND POURED THE WATER INTO CLEAR GLASS BOTTLES. AT SOME POINT, THE DONOR’S FATHER APPROACHED HER WITH A REQUEST TO SELL THE CAR – HER PLAYHOUSE – WHICH, SHE SAID, PAINED HIM TO DO ON ACCOUNT THAT HE KNEW WHAT IT MEANT TO HER. THE SALE WAS NECESSARY ON ACCOUNT THAT THE FAMILY NEEDED THE MONEY. SHE ALSO REMEMBERED THE FURNITURE SET BEING PLAYED WITH OUTSIDE WITHIN ABANDONED HOUSE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEIGHBORING YARD. SHE STATED THAT THE SET WAS RELOCATED INTO THE FAMILY HOME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. MANCHAK'S RECALL (C. 2013) OF THE MINIATURE FURNITURE’S FINAL PLACE OF USE WAS “IN THE BASEMENT, THE LAST LOCATION WHERE [SHE] HAD A PLAYHOUSE”. MUCH OF THE DONOR’S CHILDHOOD PLAY WAS DONE ALONE ON ACCOUNT THAT HER CLOSEST AGED SIBLING WAS HER OLDER BROTHER (4YRS HER SENIOR) AND HER CLOSEST AGED SISTER WAS SEVEN YEARS HER SENIOR AND CHRONICALLY ILL. THE FURNITURE SET REMAINED AT THE FAMILY HOME FOR DECADES, INCLUDING THE PERIOD WHEN ARMINTO, THE ELDEST SISTER, ACQUIRED THE PROPERTY DUE TO HER PARENTS’ PASSING (DATE UNKNOWN). THEREAFTER, THE SET WAS MOVED BY THE SISTER TO AN ADJACENT HOME WHICH SHE HAD BUILT. IN 1998, ARMINTO PASSED AWAY AND THE DONOR INHERITED THE SET, DECIDING IT WAS BEST OFF IF DONATED TO A MUSEUM. OBJECTS RELATED TO THE FAMILY ARE ALSO SAID TO BE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE GLENBOW, HERITAGE PARK AND THE CARDSTON MUSEUM. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY AND ITS MONTANA, UTAH AND S. ALBERTA ORIGINS, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. ********** UPDATE: ON 17 JUNE 2013, DONOR JUNE MANCHAK RE-VISITED THE GALT MUSEUM IN ORDER TO ADVANCE A NEW DONATION OFFER. AT THAT TIME, SHE REQUESTED ACCESS TO THIS OBJECT’S HISTORICAL RECORD. MRS. MANCHAK THEREAFTER REQUESTED FOUR MINOR CHANGES BE MADE AS PER HER LETTER ON RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, OAK, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738321000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS, OAK, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
170.4
Length
38.5
Width
81.2
Description
CONSISTS OF 5 SHELVES WITH GLASS DOOR & GLASS SIDES. CRACK IN UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER. MOUNTED ON CASTERS (WOODEN). BACK HAS BEEN REPAIRED. WRITING ON BACK COVER "617" IN CRAYON; "717" IN PEN; "RIED" SCRATCHED IN WOOD. ENTIRE CABINET IS SAGGING TO THE LEFT. BRASS DOOR HANDLE WITH KEYLOCK. BACK PLATE ON TOP IS LOOSE. WHITE PAINT STAIN ON 2ND SHELF FROM BOTTOM. MIRROR ON BACK OF TOP SHELF IS STREAKED. DEFECTIVE BUBBLE IN UPPER RIGHT OF DOOR GLASS. FINISH IS WORN AND SCRATCHES ARE APPARENT ALL OVER WOOD SURFACE.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE INTERVIEWED MURIEL GOIAN IN 2010 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT. ACCORDING TO MURIEL GOIAN (DAUGHTER OF C.N. FRASER) THE CABINET WAS LIKELY FILLED WITH CHINA AND KNICK KNACKS. AFTER GOIAN'S MOTHER (FREIDA MAE FRASER - NEE SHORTO) DIED, SHE THINKS HER FATHER MIGHT HAVE KEPT SOME WAR MEDALS IN IT. CABINET WAS USED IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE DONOR'S PARENT'S WERE MARRIED AND HAD ALL OF THIER CHILDREN. DONOR WAS UNABLE TO REMEMBER ANYTHING FURTHER ABOUT THE CABINET. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19738321000
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738414000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
24
Height
165.0
Length
83.8
Width
63.5
Description
BOTTOM 2 DRAWERS MEASURE 36.2 CM X 27.9 CM. NEXT 2 DRAWERS MEASURE 36.2 CM X 26.7 CM. NEXT 2 ROWS OF DRAWERS ARE 3 TO A ROW, MEASURE 26.0 CM X 10.2 CM. TOP ROW HAS 5 DRAWERS, MEASURE 14.6 CM X 10.2 CM. "OSMCO." ENGRAVED ON NAMEPLATES OF TOP DRAWERS. "OFFICE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. LIMITED" ON NAMEPLATES OF NEXT 9 DRAWERS. BRASS INDEX CARD HOLDERS ON ALL DRAWERS. "THE OFFICE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. LTD. TORONTO-CANADA" ON TOP NAMEPLATE. BACK RIGHT LEG IS BROKEN. FRAME IS IN 6 PIECES. 9 DRAWERS ARE CONSTRUCTED AS CLIPBOARDS, ON TOP OF CLIPBOARD, "THE OFFICE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. LTD. TORONTO-CANADA. GENUINE SHANNON". 3 OF THE CLIPBOARDS ARE COMPLETE WITH INDEX CARDS. "22323". STAMPED ON FRAME. SECOND AND THIRD DRAWER UNITS DO NOT STACK PROPERLY.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19738414000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOOD FILE CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738418000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD FILE CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
15
Height
118.0
Length
121.4
Width
46.4
Description
DRAWER INTERIORS ARE HARDWOOD. BOTTOM RIGHT DRAWER CATCH IS BROKEN. LEFT 4 DRAWERS OF TOP ROW MEASURE 18.4 CM X 25.7 CM. RIGHT 2 DRAWERS OF TOP ROW MEASURE 26 CM X 12 CM. 3 DRAWERS IN 2ND ROW MEASURE 27.3 CM X 36.2 CM. BOTTOM LEFT DRAWER MEASURES 74 CM X 17.8 CM. BOTTOM RIGHT DRAWER MEASURES 36.2 CM X 17.8 CM. PAINTED MINT GREEN. LOCK ON TOP RIGHT HAND DRAWER & RIGHT DRAWER OF 2ND ROW. BRASS NAMEPLATES & HANDLES ON DRAWERS. PIECE OF GLASS TUBING AROUND MONEY ORDER RECEIPT; PAPER LID WITH "65-1883" MARKED ON IT. SCHOOL WRITTEN ON TWO DRAWERS ON NAMEPLATE. PAINT CHIPPING IN A NUMBER OF PLACES. CORNERS CAPPED WITH STEEL. BACK NOT PAINTED. SHELVES & DRAWERS NUMBERED.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19738418000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19780048000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
18
Height
117.6
Length
47.9
Width
86.5
Description
BRASS NAME PLATES AND HANDLES ON DRAWERS. PAINTED MINT GREEN. 2 SLIDING DOORS ON TOP ROW MEASURING EACH 42.5 CM X 32.4 CM. 2 DRAWERS IN 2ND ROW EACH MEASURING 40.0 CM X 31.7 CM. 6 DRAWERS ABOVE EACH OTHER ON LEFT SIDE OF 3RD ROW, EACH MEASURING 5.0 CM X 26.7 CM. 4 OBLONG DRAWERS BESIDE EACH OTHER ON RIGHT SIDE OF 3RD ROW, EACH MEASURING 12.7 CM X 31.7 CM. BOARD MISSING FROM BACK OF SECOND UNIT. WOOD WARPED IN BACK OF FIRST UNIT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19780048000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
UPHOLSTERY, WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990035168
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Materials
UPHOLSTERY, WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
74.2
Length
57.5
Width
59.4
Description
SEAT AND BACK ARE PADDED, AND COVERED WITH ROSE COLOURED UPHOLSTERY. NAP OF MATERIAL CREATES DIAMOND PATTERNS. THERE ARE TWO CLOTH COVERED BUTTONS ON BACK. ARMS ARE MADE UP OF LIGHT BROWN GLAZED WOOD - A HORIZONTAL PIECE SUPPORTED BY A VERTICAL PIECE TOWARD THE FRONT. BACK OF CHAIR IS HELD BY TWO PIECES OF LIGHT BROWN GLAZED WOOD ATTACHED TO SEAT. LEGS ARE ALSO MADE OF LIGHT BROWN, GLAZED WOOD - TWO STRAIGHT FRONT LEGS, TWO CURVED BACK LEGS. BETWEEN LEGS AND SEAT ARE TWO SPRINGS ON EITHER SIDE. WHITE TAG ON UNDERSIDE OF CHAIR READS "NO.151 MADE BY MID-WEST FURNITURE MFG. WINNIPEG 2, MANITOBA, CANADA".
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR'S HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035168
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
UPHOLSTERY, WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990035189
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Materials
UPHOLSTERY, WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
76.5
Length
58.5
Width
61.4
Description
SEAT AND BACK ARE PADDED AND COVERED WITH DARK BLUE UPHOLSTERY. NAP IN MATERIAL CREATES A SORT OF DIAMOND PATTERN WITH CURVED CORNERS. THERE ARE TWO CLOTH COVERED BUTTONS ON BACK PIECE. ARMS ARE MADE OF BROWN GLAZED WOOD - A HORIZONTAL PIECE SUPPORTED BY A VERTICAL PIECE TOWARD THE FRONT. BACK IS HELD BY TWO PIECES OF BROWN GLAZED WOOD ATTACHED TO SEAT. LEGS ARE ALSO MADE OF BROWN GLAZED WOOD - TWO STRAIGHT FRONT LEGS AND TWO CURVED BACK LEGS. BETWEEN LEGS AND SEAT ARE TWO SPRINGS ON EITHER SIDE. OFF-WHITE TAG ON UNDERSIDE OF CHAIR READS "NO.151 MADE BY MID-WEST FURNITURE MFG. MANITOBA 2, WINNIPEG,CANADA".
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR'S HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035189
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WICKER ARMCHAIR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19990035186
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WICKER ARMCHAIR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WICKER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
84.4
Length
77.2
Width
74.5
Description
BROWN WICKER. ROUNDED BACK AND ARMS ARE FORMED FROM ONE PIECE. A BLACK AND RED UPWARDS ARROW IS WOVEN INTO BACK. CHAIR HAS A SKIRT, ALSO MADE OUT OF WICKER. A BLACK AND RED UPSIDE DOWN TRIANGLE IS WOVEN INTO SKIRT. CHAIR STANDS ON FOUR WOODEN LEGS. WOODEN DOWELS ALSO SUPPORT THE ARMS AND BACK. SEAT CONSISTS OF A PADDED CUSHION ON SPRINGS. MATERIAL COVERING CUSHION IS A WHITE BACKGROUND WITH LIGHT AND DARK PINK FLOWERS, GREEN LEAVES, AND BROWN CURLY DESIGNS.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR'S HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035186
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041870
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
81.6
Length
52
Width
42.5
Description
DARK FINISHED WOODEN CHAIR WITH RECTANGULAR OPEN BACKED CHAIR. BACK OF CHAIR HAS FIVE VERTICAL SLATS. SEAT OF CHAIR HAS GREEN UPHOLSTERY WITH WHITE FLORAL PATTERN. UPHOLSTERY IS TORN AND WORN ACROSS FRONT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
DONOR RELATES THAT HER PARENTS PURCHASED THIS CHAIR IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE EARLY 1950'S AND THAT IT WAS USED AROUND THE FAMILY TABLE WHEN GUESTS CAME FOR DINNER. 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
P19970041870
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041871
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
81.6
Length
52
Width
42.5
Description
DARK FINISHED WOODEN CHAIR WITH RECTANGULAR OPEN BACKED CHAIR. BACK OF CHAIR HAS FIVE VERTICAL SLATS. SEAT OF CHAIR HAS GREEN UPHOLSTERY WITH WHITE FLORAL PATTERN. UPHOLSTERY IS TORN AND WORN ACROSS FRONT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
DONOR RELATES THAT HER PARENTS PURCHASED THIS CHAIR IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE EARLY 1950'S AND THAT IT WAS USED AROUND THE FAMILY TABLE WHEN GUESTS CAME FOR DINNER. 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
P19970041871
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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