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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
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010078008
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
10.8
Width
10.8
Description
CLEAR GLASS; SQUARE. SIDES AND CORNERS ARE SLIGHTLY ROUNDED. EXTERIOR SIDES AND UNDERSIDE OF RIM HAVE ROUNDED VERTICAL RIDGES ON THEM. TOP SIDE OF RIM AND INSIDE ASHTRAY ARE SMOOTH. UNDERSIDE OF RIM HAS A FEW SMALL CHIPS IN IT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
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
P20010078008
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010078001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
173.4
Length
126.0
Width
50.3
Description
PAINTED LIGHT YELLOW, WITH GREEN TRIM. HAS ONLY ONE SIDE PANEL, WHICH EXTENDS UP ABOVE BACKREST, AND FORMS TWO PLAIN RECTANGULAR LEGS AT BOTTOM. BACK LEG HAS AN L-SHAPED BRACKET ON IT. FRONT LEG IS MISSING A CHUNK OF WOOD. PAINT OVER ENTIRE PIECE IS WORN, PARTICULARLY ON SEAT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
BENCH LIKELY HAS ONLY ONE SET OF LEGS BECAUSE OTHER SIDE WOULD HAVE BEEN MOUNTED TO WALL. GOES WITH TABLE 20010078002-GA. 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
P20010078001
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHERETTE, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041006
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
LEATHERETTE, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
8
Width
5.4
Description
SMALL BLACK LEATHERETTE COVERED BOOK WITH GREEN STRIPED BORDER. "INDEXMEMO ADDRESS BOOK" IS EMBOSSED INTO COVER IN GOLD COLORED LETTERING. BOOK HAS TABS FOR ALPHABET AND IS EMPTY EXCEPT FOR THE NAME "G.G. NAKAYAMA" ON THE FIRST PAGE WITH HIS COALDALE ADDRESS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
ADDRESS BOOK BELONGED TO THE REVEREND CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, (DONOR'S FATHER). REV. 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
P19970041006
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BOOK SHELF
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041859
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOOK SHELF
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
76.7
Length
107
Width
17.6
Description
RECTANGULAR DARK FINISH BOOKSHELF HAS SLAT BACKING, SINGLE HORIZONTAL DIVING SHELF THROUGH MIDDLE AND SIX COMPARTMENTS AT BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. BOOK SHELF HAS SEVERAL WHITE PAINT STAINS. JOINT OF TOP RIGHT COMPARTMENTS HAS MULTIPLE PIN HOLES AND A DEEP DUG OUT HOLE. BACK OF SHELF HAS A NUMBER OF SHELVES.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
BOOK SHELF SAT ON DESK WHICH BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. DONOR RELATES THAT THE SHELF WAS USUALLY PACKED WITH BOOKS AND PAPERS. 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] SAT AT THE BACK OF [MY FATHER’S] DESK… IT WAS LINED WITH HIS OLD DIARIES, AND THE CUBICLES WERE FILLED WITH LETTERS AND ENVELOPES… I DON’T KNOW IF HE HAD IT MADE FOR HIM, OR IF HE PICKED IT UP SOMEWHERE BUT IT FIT RIGHT ON THE DESK… I FELT SORRY FOR HIM, THAT HE DIDN’T GET THE LARGE ROLLTOP DESK BACK THAT HE HAD IN VANCOUVER [PRIOR TO FORCED RELOCATION TO SLOCAN].” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041859
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19880008008
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
4.5
Diameter
4.1
Description
8 FACETED GLASS JAR, ETCHED WOOD TOP. INTERIOR OF TOP STAINED BLUE. LIKELY INK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. LIKELY INK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SUNBURST LINE PATTERN ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
CONTAINER
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY MARGARET WHEELER. DONOR MARGARET WHEELER WAS BORN TO ALBERT AND ETTA IVES, AND WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF PROMINENT LETHBRIDGE CITIZENS WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON. SHE MARRIED WILLIAM ASHLEY WHEELER OF SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC ON JULY 11, 1936. MARGARET WAS A GALT MUSEUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER AND CITY OF LETHBRIDGE ARCHIVES VOLUNTEER AND ASHLEY SPENT HIS CAREER WITH THE BANK OF MONTREAL. ASHLEY DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON FEBRUARY 21, 1972, AND MARGARET ON JANUARY 5, 1988. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES AND INFORMATION ON FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880008008
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010078004
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.2
Diameter
14.5
Description
TRANSLUCENT GREEN GLASS BOWL, WITH VERTICAL RIDGES GOING UP SIDES OF BOWL TO NEAR TOP, WHERE THERE ARE TWO FLAT HORIZONTAL RIDGES FORMING UPPER EDGE OF BOWL.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
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
P20010078004
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SOUP BOWL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P20010078014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUP BOWL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.4
Diameter
12.5
Description
WHITE BOWL. EXTERIOR RIM OF BOWL HAS A WIDE GREEN LINE, BESIDE A THIN GREEN LINE. ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN BOWL IN ANOTHER THIN GREEN LINE. STAMPED ONTO BOTTOM OF BOWL IS "GLOBE POTTERY CO LTD SHELTON" AROUND A LION HOLDING A SWORD. BELOW THIS READS "ENGLAND VITRIFIED THE SOMMERVILLE CO. LTD. EDMONTON & CALGARY".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
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
P20010078014
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SUPINA SOUVENIR BOWL
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P20150016001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUPINA SOUVENIR BOWL
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Diameter
21.5
Description
CHINA BOWL WITH AN IRREGULAR RIM THAT EXTENDS A FLORAL PETAL MOTIF ALONG BOWL’S INSIDE EDGE. CENTRE FEATURES COUNTRY LANDSCAPE INCLUDING A COTTAGE, SURROUNDED BY STAMP MARK IN GOLD STENCIL AND SCRIPT, “COMPLIMENTS OF N. F. SUPINA”. GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. SLIGHT CRACKING IN THE BOTTOM. THE BASE IS SCUFFED AND DIRTY. THERE ARE SOME MARKS ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
BUSINESS
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
History
EVERAL HORHOZER (NÉE SUPINA) WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE YEAR OF 1927 TO HER PARENTS DONAH (NÉE HILL) AND NICHOLAS SUPINA. SUPINA WAS THE OWNER OF SUPINA’S MERCANTILE ON 13TH STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE. COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS (ON APRIL 2, APRIL 16, AND MAY 7, 2015) WITH HORHOZER REGARDING A GROUP OF ARTIFACTS SHE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS COME FROM THESE INTERVIEWS AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH REGARDING HORHOZER AND HER FAMILY. THIS BOWL IS A REMINDER OF THE STORE THAT WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF LIFE IN THE SUPINA FAMILY. HORHOZER REMEMBERS: “MY DAD ALWAYS GAVE A CHRISTMAS GIFT. SO ONE YEAR HE GAVE THE PLATE AND ANOTHER YEAR HE GAVE THIS BOWL AND ACTUALLY THAT’S ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT… [A]LL THE CUSTOMERS, THE ONES THAT DEALT THERE ALL THE TIME [GOT A CHRISTMAS PRESENT]. THE GOOD PAYING ONES AND THE NOT-SO-GOOD PAYING ONES, I THINK THEY PROBABLY EVEN GOT IT TOO, BUT, AS LONG AS THEY WERE CUSTOMERS THEN THEY GOT ONE… MY MOTHER SAVED [IT] FIRSTLY, BECAUSE THEY REALLY MEANT SOMETHING - PART OF THE STORE I GUESS SHE’D SAY. SO, HAD THEM FOR A LONG, LONG TIME… MY MOM HAD ALL KINDS OF ORNAMENTS AROUND AND SHE’D JUST PUT THEM ON A TABLE OR WHATEVER. SHE WOULD CHANGE HER ORNAMENTS EVERY ONCE AND AWHILE, AND THEN SHE’D PUT THESE IN THE CUPBOARD." ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SUPINA’S MERCANTILE, HORHOZER EXPLAINS: “I WAS BORN INTO [THE STORE]. MY DAD STARTED SMALL. HIS DAD HAD A LITTLE CONFECTIONARY; THEN HE TURNED IT INTO A GROCERY STORE AND THEN HE SOLD IT TO MY DAD. MY DAD WAS THE ONE THAT TOOK IT OVER, THAT WAS ALREADY TAKING PLACE WHEN I WAS BORN. THERE WAS NO SPECIFIC MEMORY [OF THAT TRANSITIION] BECAUSE THAT’S ALL I KNEW REALLY.” “… MY DAD WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. [HIS FAMILY] CAME HERE WHEN HE WAS TWO. [HIS YOUNGER SIBLINGS], THE FIVE BROTHERS AND THE ONE SISTER, WERE ALL BORN IN THAT SAME LITTLE HOUSE THERE. AND THAT’S WHERE MY GRANDPA HAD STARTED THE STORE, IT WAS JUST A CONFECTIONARY. EVENTUALLY IT GREW INTO QUITE A BUSINESS… IN THOSE DAYS, IT WAS HORSE AND BUGGY, SO THEY HAD FIVE HORSES AND BUGGIES THAT WERE RUNNING, WORKING, AND MY UNCLE ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER THE HORSES AND MAINTAINED THEM. THEY’D GO AND THEY’D PICK UP THE ORDER. LOTS OF THE PEOPLE THEN COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH, BUT MY DAD COULD SPEAK CZECH, AND THEN THEY’D USUALLY SEND – HE HAD ALL KINDS OF NATIONALITIES WORKING FOR HIM - [A PERSON OF MATCHING ETHNICITY], THAT KNEW THEIR LANGUAGE TO PICK UP THE ORDER. THEY BROUGHT IT BACK TO THE STORE, AND THEN DELIVERED IT BACK TO THE CUSTOMER, THAT WAS REAL SERVICE IN THOSE DAYS, ESPECIALLY WITH HORSE AND BUGGY IN THOSE WINTRY DAYS, AFTER THAT IT DEVELOPED INTO TRUCKS. THERE WERE LOTS OF MINERS IN THOSE DAYS AND WERE GOOD CUSTOMERS… HE AT ONE TIME EMPLOYED THIRTY-SIX PEOPLE IN THE STORE THERE.” AN ARTICLE IN LETHBRIDGE HERALD PUBLISHED ON MAY 5, 2004 STATES THAT NICK SUPINA PURCHASED THE STORE FROM HIS FATHER, MIKE SUPINA, IN 1918. IN THE INTERVIEW, HORHOZER CONTINUED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE BEGINNING DAYS OF THE SUPINA’S STORE: “MY GRANDPA WAS WORKING IN THE MINE. I DON’T KNOW HOW IT CAME THAT HE HAD THIS LITTLE BUSINESS… IT’S MY DAD THEN THAT HAD TO LOOK AFTER THE FAMILY BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY MONEY. THERE WAS FIVE BOYS SO HE HAD THEM ALL. THEY WERE ALL CLOSE TOGETHER IN AGE. THERE’S STEVE AND BILLY AND JOHN AND MIKE… UNCLE STEVE, IS THE SECOND, HE’S THE ONE THAT STAYED WITH MY DAD, AND JOHNNY DID TOO. THEN THE OTHER TWO PURSUED THEIR OWN BUSINESSES. BILLY HAD A BUSINESS IN RED DEER AND SMALL BUSINESSES IN TWO OTHER PLACES. THEN MIKE, HE WENT TO THE STATES AND—OH, THAT WAS GEORGE, PARDON ME. HE HAD A SHOE STORE WHICH WAS VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL. MIKE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT WASN’T IN BUSINESS. THAT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS IN THE WAR…” THINKING BACK ON HER MEMORIES OF SUPINA’S, HORHOZER DESCRIBES, “[I]N THOSE DAYS YOU HAD GOOD FRUIT. I REMEMBER THE DELICIOUS PEACHES. I HAVEN’T SEEN A PEACH LIKE THAT SINCE… LOTS OF TIMES, THE FRUIT WOULD GO OVER-RIPE, LIKE YOUR APRICOTS AND PEACHES. MY MOTHER WOULD GO AND GET ALL THE OVER-RIPE FRUIT AND TAKE IT HOME AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL PIES AND TAKE THE PIES BACK TO THE STORE AND SELL THEM. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL BAKER. THEY DID EVERYTHING LIKE THAT TO HELP MAKE MORE MONEY. SOMETIMES MY DAD WOULD HAVE A SPECIAL ON, 3 CENTS A LOAF [OF BREAD. I HAD LOTS OF ADS FROM THE STORE, AND YOU’D GET SUCH A KICK OUT OF SEEING HAMBURGER, TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A POUND AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO, YES I REMEMBER.” HORHOZER BEGAN WORKING AT THE STORE AT THE AGE OF 14: “I WORKED IN THE LADIESWEAR. I LIKED THAT VERY MUCH. THE MEAT DEPARTMENT WAS RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE LADIESWEAR. THAT’S KIND OF HOW I MET JOE. HE WORKED IN THE BUTCHER DEPARTMENT. I REMEMBER THE DAY HE WALKED IN THE STORE, I’LL NEVER FORGET [IT], HE HAD THIS RED CARDIGAN SWEATER ON AND I JUST FELL, HEAD OVER RIGHT THEN. HE WAS JUST STARTING WORK AND I THOUGHT, ‘WELL, THAT’S THE GUY I’M GOING TO MARRY.’” HORHOZER BELIEVED THAT AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE STORE’S SUCCESS WAS “… BECAUSE, [OF] THE SERVICE MAINLY. JUST THINK, GOING THERE, GETTING YOUR ORDERS, BRINGING THEM BACK, DOING THEM UP, THEY’D MAKE SURE THINGS WERE TOP QUALITY. THEY GOT TO KNOW EVERY CUSTOMER, OF COURSE, AND THEY KNEW WHAT THEY LIKED. HE HAD WONDERFUL PEOPLE WORKING FOR HIM. THEY JUST GAVE FANTASTIC SERVICE ALL THE TIME. PLUS, MY DAD WAS GRUFF, BUT HE WAS VERY, VERY KIND TO POOR PEOPLE THAT COULDN’T AFFORD –THERE’S LOTS THAT YEARS AFTER HE HAD PASSED AWAY [PEOPLE] WOULD COME UP TO ME AND SAY, ‘IF IT WASN’T FOR YOUR DAD, JOHNNY WOULDN’T HAVE HAD CHEESE,’ OR SOMETHING. I DIDN’T KNOW A THING ABOUT IT, BECAUSE HE WAS ONE THAT NEVER, EVER TOLD ANYBODY… THEN AT CHRISTMAS TIME HE WOULD GO TO THE STORE AND HE HAD A LIST OF EVERYBODY THAT HE KNEW WAS EXCEPTIONALLY POOR, AND HE WOULD FILL BASKETS. HE WOULD DO IT ALL BY HIMSELF… HE WOULDN’T TELL MY MOTHER AND I. HE WAS SO TIGHT-MOUTHED, FILL ALL THESE BASKETS AND DELIVER THEM TO THE PEOPLE HIMSELF WITHOUT TELLING A SOUL ABOUT IT. HE WAS THAT KIND OF PERSON. HE WAS VERY KIND THAT WAY.” SUPINA’S MERCANTILE SERVED LETHBRIDGE UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 1960. HORHOZER REMAINED IN RETAIL IN VARIOUS SHOPS IN THE CITY, INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT STORE WOOLCO UNTIL HER RETIREMENT IN 1988. HORHOZER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 2016 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS OLD. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SUPINA’S MERCANTILE AND THE LIFE OF EVERAL AND HER FAMILY, WHICH INCLUDES THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20150016001
Acquisition Date
2015-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P20010078010
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.9
Length
15.0
Width
11.9
Description
WHITE, OVAL BOWL. TOP RIM OF BOWL HAS 2 THIN GREEN LINES WITH A WIDER GREEN LINE SANDWICHED BETWEEN. AT THE BASE OF RIM IS ANOTHER THIN GREEN LINE. STAMPED ONTO UNDERSIDE OF BOWL IS "FINEST ENGLISH VITRIFIED BY CAULDON MADE IN ENGLAND".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
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
P20010078010
Acquisition Date
2001-12
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
Images
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Other Name
LACQUERWARE GIFT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19790268000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LACQUERWARE GIFT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Length
18.3
Width
7.0
Description
ORANGE EXTERIOR, BLACK INTERIOR. HAND PAINTED PICTURE ON LID. (BIRD & TREE-GOLD, SILVER, BLACK, BROWN). LACQUERWARE IS CHIPPING & PEELING. LID HAS THE WORST DAMAGE. BOTTOM OF BOX IS CHIPPED IN CORNERS. JAPANESE SYMBOL COMPLETE WITH WRITING PAINTED ON BOTTOM (GOLD PAINT ON BLACK BOTTOM). "MADE IN JAPAN" STAMPED ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
DONORS HUSBAND ONCE MANAGED THE BUDDHIST CHURCH AND THE CO-OP STORE IN RAYMOND. THE STORE ONCE FUNCTIONED TO RAISE BADLY NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE CHURCH AT ONE POINT, THESE LACQUERWARE GIFT BOXES WERE GIVEN TO CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED A BARREL OF "SHOYU" (P19790267000). MRS. FLO SENDA (YOSH) IS DONORS DAUGHTER. SEE ATTACHED FAMILY HISTORY P19790275000-GA. COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INVITED THE DONOR’S DAUGHTER FLO SENDA TO THE GALT IN 2009 IN ORDER TO REVIEW EXISTING DOCUMENTATION RELATED TO HER MOTHER’S DONATION. HER COMMENTS WERE COMPILED BY MACLEAN AND SUBMITTED TO HER FOR VETTING IN ORDER TO ENSURE THEIR ACCURACY. ADDITIONALLY, SENDA’S BROTHER ROBERT (BOB) HIRONAKA REVIEWED THE COMMENTS. BOX BELIEVED BY DONOR’S DAUGHTER FLO SENDA IN 2009 TO HAVE BEEN USED TO SERVE FOOD. FOODSTUFFS SUCH AS SUSHI WOULD HAVE BEEN STORED IN THE BOX, WRAPPED IN CLOTH AND TAKEN OUT FOR PICNIC-TYPE FAMILY EVENTS.
Catalogue Number
P19790268000
Acquisition Date
1979-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19870050003
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
33.0
Length
58.0
Width
43.1
Description
(CONTENTS APP. 2000 PIECES). FILE CABINET WITH 12 DRAWERS. EACH HAS BLANK OR STAMPED ALUMINUM CARDS FOR ADDRESSING. "ADDRESSOGRAPH ADDRESSOLOY PLATES". GREEN AND WHITE BOX WITH LID. BOX IS FULL OF PLATES FOR MACHINE. LIGHT GREEN BOX MARKED "ADDRESSOGRAPH DIE CUT INDEX CARDS". INCLUDES PAPER INDEX CARDS. 11 OF DRAWERS ARE FULL OF ADDRESSOGRAPH CARDS; 9 LABELLED; PAINTED GREEN. ADDRESS CARDS ARE METAL WITH ONE PAPER AND TWO METAL INSERTS.
Subjects
PRINTING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
ADDRESSOGRAPH-MULTIGRAPH CORP CLEVELAND OHIO *UPDATE* NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, TALKED WITH ROGER DILLABOUGH AND LORENZ DROSTE TO GAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILE BOX. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, ROGER DILLABOUGH, THE BOX WAS FOUND IN THE BASEMENT OF THEIR HOUSE IN COALDALE, AB. THE DILLABOUGH FAMILY THOUGHT THE ITEM WAS INTERESTING SO THEY DONATED THEM TO THE GALT MUSEUM AS SOON AS THEY FOUND IT. NICOLE HEMBROFF INQUIRED ABOUT PREVIOUS OWNERS OF THE HOUSE WITH THE LANDLORD AT THE TIME, LORENZ DROSTE. AFTER CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM AND PREVIOUS TENTANTS OF THE HOUSE, NO FURTHER INFORMATION COULD BE LEARNED ABOUT THE ORIGIN AND USE OF THE ARTIFACT. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HISTORICAL LAND TITLE CERTIFICATE.
Catalogue Number
P19870050003
Acquisition Date
1987-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
GRAPHOTYPE FILE CASE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19950074002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GRAPHOTYPE FILE CASE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
47
Length
61
Width
44.1
Description
DARK GREY STEEL CABINET WITH FILE DRAWERS THAT HOLD ALUMINUM ADDRESS CARDS. ALTHOUGH CABINET IS GREY, ONLY FOUR OF THE DRAWERS ARE GREY, AND THE OTHER FOURTEEN ARE DARK GREEN. THE DRAWERS CONTAIN MANY ALUMINUM ADDRESS CARDS/PLATES THAT HAVE BEEN STAMPED BY AN ADDRESSOGRAPH OR GRAPHOTYPE. THE FRONT OF EACH DRAWER HAS A WHITE PAPER LABEL, IDENTIFYING THE CONTENTS. CABINET IS MARKED UP AND HAS WHITE PAINT SPILLED ON THE SURFACE.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
SEE P19950074001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19950074002
Acquisition Date
1995
Collection
Museum
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CANISTER, FOOD-STORAGE

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Other Name
AJI-NO-MOTO
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20060018001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AJI-NO-MOTO
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Materials
CARDBOARD, TIN
No. Pieces
2
Height
55
Diameter
38.5
Description
LARGE CARDBOARD CONTAINER WITH TIN BASE AND LID. CONTAINER MARKED IN RD READS " AJI-NO-MOTO MONO-SODIUM GLUTAMATE NET WT. 100 LBS, 43 9 - - AJINOMOTO CO.. INC. TOKYO MADE IN JAPAN". SIX STAMPS ALL AROUND CONTAINER THAT READ "SHIP TO KOBAI KUMIAI; ASS'N RAYMOND ALBERTA". OPPOSITE FROM RD MARKINGS IS MORE RD MARKINGS WHICH READ "REGULAR AJI VANCOUVER NO. 68". COVER HAS SAME RD MARKING WITH A PIECE OF PAPER TAPED TO IT. PAPER READS "RICE - 60 [CENTS] LB 10# - $6.00 #5 - $3.00". CONTAINER DENTED ON BOTTOM. VARIOUS STAINS AND DAMAGE TO CONTAINER.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
FOOD CONTAINER WAS IMPORTED FOR CHURCH STORE, KOBAI KAUMAI ASSOC. CO OP STORE FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE JAPANESE. MSG WAS USED IN ANY SOUP AND STIR FRIES WHICH WOULD BE RECEIVED IN BULK AND WOULD BE DISPERSED THROUGH 80 BAGS TO THE CUSTOMERS. THE BUDDHIST CHURCH WAS A TWO STORY BUILDING (BOUGHT IN 1929) THE SECOND FLOOR WAS USED HAS THE CHAPEL WHILE THE LOWER FLOOR WAS PARTLY USED FOR THE SMALL STORE KOBAI. KOBAI HAD A SEPARATE FINANCIAL SET-UP FROM THE CHURCH ITSELF, WAS AN INTEGRAL SUPPORTER OF THE CHURCH. RICE, SHOYU AND MISO WERE AMONG SOME OF THE MORE POPULAR ITEMS SOLD AT THE STORE. IT WAS SAID THAT THE STORE OFFERED A HAVEN FOR NEW HOUSEWIVES WHO HAD RECENTLY COME TO CANADA FROM JAPAN. THE STORE FINALLY CLOSED ITS DOORS AFTER 60 YEARS. THE ROOM USED FOR THE STORE WAS LATER USED HAS A ALTERNATIVE CHURCH SERVICE ROOM AND CALLED "KOBAI MUSEUM" DUE TO ITEMS THAT REMAINED IN THE ROOM FROM THE STORE. THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST TEMPLE WAS SOLD IN 2006 DUE TO BEING UNABLE TO MAINTAIN THE SUPPORT FROM THE YOUNGER MEMBER'S WHO WERE LEAVING TO MOVE TO LARGER URBAN AREAS SEE PERMANENT COPY FOR FULL HISTORY
Catalogue Number
P20060018001
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BUSINESS CARDS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041887
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUSINESS CARDS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
778
Description
778 PAPER BUSINESS AND PERSONAL CALLING CARDS OF VARIOUS SIZES, DESIGNS AND FONTS. SOME ARE IN ENGLISH, MANY IN JAPANESE. SOME CARDS ARE PROFESSIONALLY MADE AND OTHERS ARE HAND MADE OR CLIPPED FROM ENVELOPES.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
DONOR RELATES THAT HER FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, KEPT ALMOST EVERY BUSINESS CARD HE EVER GOT. THIS COLLECTION REPRESENTS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHICH HE MET ON HIS TRAVELS AS A MISSIONARY FOR THE ANGLICAN CHURCH. 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
P19970041887
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19880004003
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
47.3
Length
45.4
Width
22.2
Description
PATENTED CANADA 1935, U.S.A. 1940. ROTARY WHEEL CARD INDEX SYSTEM, CONSISTS OF STAND AND HANDLE AND WHEEL WITH INDEX CARDS SNAPPED OVER A "I" SHAPED RIM.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
"SEELEY SYSTEMS CORPN LIMITED TORONTO CANADA" USED BY RICHARDSON SECURITIES, LETHBRIDGE OFFICE, SUPERCEEDED BY MODERN FILING SYSTEMS.
Catalogue Number
P19880004003
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BLUE INK CARTRIDGE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, INK, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010057043
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLUE INK CARTRIDGE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CARDBOARD, INK, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Height
0.9
Length
5.8
Width
4.1
Description
THE BOX IS YELLOW AND BLUE. ON THE UPPER YELLOW PORTION OF THE BOX, IT STATES "CONTAINS "RC-35" TO SAFEGUARD YOUR WRITING". UNDERNEATH, IN THE BLUE SECTION, IN WHITE WRITING THE TEXT READS "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO. OF CANADA. LTD. GODERICH ONTARIO, CANADA". THE FRONT OF THE CASE IS SIMILAR IN COLOR DESIGN, THE TEXT ON THE FRONT STATES "SHEAFFER'S FIVE PACK SKRIP CARTRIDGES WASHABLE BLUE". THERE ARE FOUR CARTRIDGES IN THE BOX.
Subjects
PRINTING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
USED FOR STORAGE OF INK. ALL OF THESE ARTIFACTS WOULD HAVE BEEN OWNED BY EITHER HAZEL RUTH MCNABBB AND HER MOTHER MRS. JOSEPH MCNABB (MAE). HOWEVER, MOST WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HAZEL. MOST PURCHASES WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE IN OR NEAR LETHBRIDGE OR FORT MACLEOD. THE DONOR WAS BORN IN 1912 IN FORD MACLEOD AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1946. FAMILY LIVED ALONG THE OLD MAN RIVER ACROSS FROM THE RESERVATION, MOTHER WAS FROM NEW YORK, AND AFTER MARRYING HER HUSBAND CAME TO ALBERTA TO RANCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, THE LATE MS. HAZEL MCNABB, PLEASE SEE THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. INCLUDED IN THE FILE, IS A 50 MIN INTERVIEW WITH MCNABB'S CLOSE FRIEND MARY OORDT FROM 20 MAY 2014.
Catalogue Number
P20010057043
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PROTECTOGRAPH
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19950041005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROTECTOGRAPH
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.9
Length
27.9
Width
21.5
Description
BLACK PAINTED STEEL COVERED CHECK WRITING MACHINE WITH PULL ARM ON SIDE AND PLASTIC BUTTON FACE. MACHINE HAS WIDER RECTANGULAR BASE WITH FOUR CIRCULAR PLASTIC FEET. MACHINE BUILT UP ON BASE HAS STRAIGHT SIDES WITH ROUNDED TOP. FRONT FACE OF MACHINE HAS BLACK, RED AND WHITE PLASTIC KEYS. STEEL PLATE COVERING HAS ROUGH DIPPLED SURFACE WITH BLACK PAINT. EMBOSSED ON FRONT OF MACHINE IN WHITE BLOCK LETTERS IS "PROTECTOGRAPH". ABOVE THIS IS TRIANGULAR STEEL PLATE WITH "TODD" RAISED ACROSS ITS TOP AND HAS A KNIGHT'S HELMET RAISE IN MIDDLE. AT BOTTOM FRONT OF BASE IS GOLD EMBOSSED LABEL WHICH READS "A LLOYD CLARK & COMPANY LIMITED OFFICE EQUIPMENT TELEPHONE 66705 WINNIPEG, CANADA." CRANK IS SINGLE LENGTH OF BLACK PAINTED STEEL WITH WOOD HANDLE AT END. HAS SMALL KNOB ON RIGHT SIDE OF BASE. STEEL PLATE AT BACK BASE HAS "E336R2779" STAMPED INTO IT. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM IN WHITE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR REWINDING RIBBON, INSURANCE INFORMATION, SERVICE INFORMATION AND PATENT INFORMATION. PATENT INFO READS "DUE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS TODD MACHINE IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING UNITED STATES PATENTS WHICH ARE OWNED BY THIS COMPANY AND WHICH RELATE TO CHECK WRITERS OR CHECK PROTECTING DEVICES:". IT THEN LISTS 42 PATENT NUMBERS RANGING FROM "1,364,941" TO "2,092852". UNDER THIS IS "THE TODD COMPANY INCORPORATED ROCHESTER, N.Y. OTHER PATENTS PENDING PATENTS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES" AND "MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". PAINT IS WEARING FROM WOOD HANDLE ON CRANK.
Subjects
PRINTING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
AGRICULTURE
History
SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR P19950024001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19950041005
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COPPER, PAPER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990009065
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, COPPER, PAPER, STEEL
No. Pieces
24
Height
9.8
Length
36.7
Width
23.5
Description
WOODEN CLIPBOARD, MANUFACTURED FROM STRIPS OF DIFFERENT WOOD ADHERED TOGETHER VERTICALLY. TWO STEEL RECTANGULAR RINGS (ROUNDED AT CORNERS), SET INTO COPPER FIXTURE AT TOP OF CLIPBOARD. COPPER EMBOSSED "THE ARCHIVE REGISTERED IN CANADA". ATTACHED IN RINGS ARE 22 PIECES OF PINK ALPHABETIC DIVIDERS, ALL OF VARYING SIZES. ALSO BROWN CARDBOARD PIECE PRINTED IN RED WITH "THE ARCHIVE (REGISTERED IN CANADA) FILE". CHART BELOW, WITH SPACES FOR DATES; "USE THE ARCHIVE BINDING CASES. 'MADE TO WEAR.' " AT BOTTOM. "3005" HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL THREE TIMES. COPPER STRIP ALONG TOP. SURFACE OF CLIPBOARD SCRATCHED.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009065
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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