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Other Name
CHARM BOTTLE
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, BRASS, PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041064
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHARM BOTTLE
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
GLASS, BRASS, PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
19
Height
6.2
Length
6.8
Width
4
Description
18 VARIOUS TRINKETS AND CHARMS INSIDE GLASS BOTTLE. .1) BOTTLE IS CLEAR GLASS WITH TAPERED SIDES AND CIRCULAR STEEL LID PAINTED RED. RAISED ON BOTTOM IS "WATERMAN'S 2 OZ REGISTERED" AND "MADE IN CANADA". .2) CROSS PENDANT: 2.8CM X 1.7CM X 0.5CM CARVED TORTOISE SHELL CROSS WITH THIN WIRE LOOP AND BLUE INK MARKS ON ONE SIDE. .3) CROSS PENDANT: 3.1CM X 1.9CM X 0.1CM BRASS CROSS WITH RAISED FOUR PETAL FLOWER AT CENTER WITH LAYERED PETALS EXTENDING DOWN EACH ARM OF CROSS. SMALL CIRCULAR LOOP IS MOLDED TO CROSS AT TOP. .4) CROSS PIN: 1.4CM X 0.9CM X 0.1CM BRASS CROSS WITH FASTENING PIN BROKEN OFF. SLAG FROM PIN IS STILL ON BACK. .5) CROSS PIN: 1.0CM X 0.6CM X 0.5CM BRASS CROSS WITH CIRCULAR HASP AND FRAME FOR PIN. PIN IS MISSING. .6) PENDANT: 1.5CM (D) X 0.3CM CIRCULAR BRASS PENDANT WITH PICTURE OF MARY HOLDING THE BABY JESUS ON A BLUE BACKGROUND. PENDANT HAS BEADWORK EDGING AND PLASTIC LENS IS SCRTACHED HEAVILY. .7) RING: 1.9CM (D) X 1.2CM BRASS RING WITH SILVER PAINT WHICH IS WORN HEAVILY AND TWO PURPLISH PLASTIC STONES MOUNTED SIDE BY SIDE. .8) LOCKET: 2.4CM X 2.1CM X 0.3CM RECTANGULAR BRASS LOCKET. LOCKET HAS ETCHING IN CORNERS AND ALONG HINGED SIDE TO GIVE IT A BOOK-LIKE APPEARANCE. .9) CLASP: 2.5CM X 0.7CM X 0.8CM BRASS PIN THAT LOOKS LIKE A TINY TIE CLIP. CLIP BRASS EDGING WITH TORTOISE SHELL SETTING. TORTOISE SHELL HAS INTERSECTING WAVY LINE DECORATION. .10) PLASTIC FRAGMENT: 1.4CM X 0.8CM X 0.7CM TEAR SHAPED RED PLASTIC STONE SET IN SILVER PAINTED PLASTIC BEZEL OF SAME SHAPE. .11) PENDANT: 1.7CM X 1.2CM X 0.5CM PENDANT MADE UP OF BRASS FRAME AND SQUARE PINK PLASTIC STONE WITH SCISSORS CUT. SMALL BRASS CHAIN IS ATTATCHED TO RING AT TOP. .12) BUTTON: 2.3CM X 1.8CM X 0.6CM PINK PLASTIC BUTTON SHAPED LIKE A LEAF. .13) SEASHELL: 1.1CM X 0.6CM (D) WHITE UNIVALVE SHELL WITH TINY RED SPOTS. .14) BEAD: 2.2CM X 0.7CM GOLD COLORED CYLINDRICAL PLASTIC BEAD WITH PARALLEL TAPERED ENDS. .15) BEAD: 1.9CM X 1.2CM (D) OVAL SHAPED GLASS BEAD COLORED AMBER WITH HOLE BORED ALONG LENGTH. .16) BEAD:1.0CM (D) SPHERICAL WOODEN BEAD WITH DARK FINISH. .17) BEAD: 1.0CM (D) CLEAR PLASTIC BEAD CUT LIKE A JEWEL. .18) BEAD: 1.5CM X 0.7CM (D) OVAL SHAPED PLASTIC BEAD COLORED A MILKY WHITE AND HAS BRASS LOOP THROUGHT IT.
Subjects
CONTAINER
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADORNMENT
TOY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
RELIGION
History
JAR AND ITS CONTENTS BELONGED TO DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, AS A YOUNG GIRL. JOY IS DAUGHTER OF REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA AND WAS BORN IN VANCOUVER. SHE AND HER FAMILY WERE TAKEN TO SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1942-1945). FOLLOWING THE WAR SHE AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE WHERE HER FATHER ESTABLISHED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION. JOY WENT ON TO BECOME AN AUTHOR AND LECTURER OF RENOWN IN CANADA. HER NOVELS INCLUDE "OBASAN" AND "THE RAIN ASCENDS". 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: “WELL THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE INK BOTTLES, BUT WHAT ON EARTH IS INSIDE?... ALL THESE LITTLE THINGS… [I WOULD HAVE COLLECTED] THIS BUNCH OF THINGS AS A TEENAGER… I STILL DO THIS KIND OF THING. SOMETIMES I’LL WALK ALONG AND I SEE SOMETHING ON THE GROUND AND I’LL PICK IT UP. I THINK ‘OH, THIS IS A PRETTY LITTLE THING’. AND THEN I’LL KEEP IT… I’M INCLINED TO KEEP CLUTTER, AND THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN LITTLE THINGS THAT I JUST DIDN’T THROW OUT… [ONE PIECE] WAS PART OF A NECKLACE THAT CAME FROM NIAGARA FALLS… SOMEBODY WHO HAD BEEN TO NIAGARA FALLS MAILED IT TO ME, AND I LOVED IT… IT USED TO HAVE A LITTLE BARREL AT THE BOTTOM AND YOU COULD LOOK THROUGH A HOLE IN THE BARREL, AND SEE NIAGARA FALLS… THIS WAS A CHEAP RING THAT I GOT FROM SOMEONE AS A CHILD, [AND] THIS IS PART OF A LOCKET… THIS WAS A BUTTON [FROM] A PINK CROCHET SWEATER… THIS IS A CROSS THAT I HAD ON A CHAIN, [AND] THIS WAS PART OF MY DAD’S CUFFLINK…” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041064
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HAIR PIECE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19970041759
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAIR PIECE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Diameter
12
Description
PINK SATIN TIED RIBBON BOW WITH BLACK STEEL BOBBY PIN FASTENED TO THE BACK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BOW BELONGED TO DONOR AS A YOUNG GIRL WHO WORE IT OFTEN IN HER HAIR. 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
P19970041759
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DRESS ACCESSORY
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19870012003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DRESS ACCESSORY
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
23.0
Width
6.0
Description
CLOTH BOW SHAPED & TIED, WHITE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MRS. MARY CHARNETSKI OF EDMONTON USED BOW ON FORMAL OCCASIONS. USED AS A DRESS ORNAMENTATION. PROBABLY HAND MADE. *UPDATED* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING SEVERAL CLOTHING PIECES DONATED BY EMILY CHARNETSKI. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THE EDMONTON JOURNAL, ALBERTAONRECORD.CA, THE BOOK “SPRUCE, SWAMP AND STONE”, AND FROM EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE DONOR. ALEXANDER JOHN CHARNETSKI WAS BORN ON MARCH 20, 1901 IN GIMLI, MB, THE FIRST SON BORN TO JOHN AND PELAGIA CHARNETSKI (NEE GIZYM). ALEXANDER WORKED AS THE SUPERVISOR OF AGRICULTURE WITH THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT AND WORKED SEVERAL PLACES IN ALBERTA, INCLUDING MYRNAM, EDSON, EMPRESS, STETTLER, AND EDMONTON. HE RETIRED IN 1966. ALEXANDER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON FEBRUARY 16, 1980. IN 1982, HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE ALBERTA AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME. MARY CHARNETSKI (NEE TURECKI, CHANGED TO TURKO IN CANADA) WAS BORN ON AUGUST 24, 1909 IN THE VILLAGE OF YURKIVTSI, COUNTY OF ZASTAVNA, PROVINCE OF BUKOVINA, AUSTRIA (NOW UKRAINE), THE DAUGHTER OF WASYL (WILLIAM IN CANADA) AND SANCHIRA TURECKI (TURKO IN CANADA). MARY IMMIGRATED TO EDMONTON WITH HER MOTHER AND SISTER IN 1921. ON NOVEMBER 15, 1930, MARY WAS MARRIED TO ALEXANDER JOHN CHARNETSKI. SHE MOVED TO WHITE ROCK, BC TO BE CLOSER TO HER DAUGHTER IN ABOUT 1987. MARY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 98 ON DECEMBER 10, 2007. SEE PERAMENT FILE FOR COPIES OF ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THE EDMONTON JOURNAL, ALBERTAONRECORD.CA, THE BOOK “SPRUCE, SWAMP AND STONE”, AND FOR EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19870012003
Acquisition Date
1987-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035049
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BRASS, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
15.6
Width
1.7
Description
CONSISTS OF 16 OVAL-SHAPED ORNAMENTS WITH TAPERED ENDS. THE ORNAMENTS ARE HELD TOGETHER BY TWO CHAINS ON THE BACK. THE ORNAMENTS ALTERNATE BETWEEN BRASS AND ORANGE GLASS. THE BRASS ORNAMENTS HAVE LINE AND FLORAL DESIGNS ON THEM, THE GLASS ORNAMENTS ARE PLAIN ORANGE. TWO OF THE ORNAMENTS ARE MISSING. AT ONE END OF THE BRACELET IS A LOOP AND AT THE OTHER IS A HOOK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035049
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19990035070
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.3
Length
12.5
Width
0.6
Description
1. CONSISTS OF NINE LINKS. FIVE OF THE LINKS HAVE COLOURED ANIMAL IMAGES ON THEM - FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: YELLOW RABBIT, WHITE DOG, ORANGE BEAR, LIGHT BLUE ELEPHANT, AND BLACK CAT. BETWEEN EACH OF THESE IS A SMALLER LINK WITH A FLOWER ETCHED ON IT. 2. CONSISTS OF TWO LINKS. ONE HAS A BLUE DUCK ON IT, AND THE OTHER IS SMALLER WITH A FLOWER ETCHED ON IT.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035070
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041292
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Diameter
5.2
Description
BLUE BEAD BRACELET WITH WHITE PEARL COLORED CENTRE PIECES. OVAL SHAPED BEAD IS AT CENTRE AND TWO RECTANGULAR ONES ARE ON EITHER SIDE. CLASP HAS TWO SPHERICAL PEARL COLORED BEADS.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BRACELET BELONG TO DONOR AS A YOUNG GIRL. POSSIBLY MADE AT CAMP. DONOR'S DAD, 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
P19970041292
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
GOLD BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GOLD, METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010021017
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GOLD BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
GOLD, METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.3
Length
10.0
Width
3.5
Description
BRACELET IS MADE OUT OF 14K GOLD, AND HAS A SMALL IDENTIFICATION TAG ATTACHED TO IT. TAG READS "TIFFANY & CO.", AND UNDER THAT, "14K". ALSO ON THIS BRACELET IS WHAT APPEARS TO BE A COPPER COIN WITH ARABIC WRITING ON IT, A SMALL GUNMETAL GREY KEY (FOR A LOCKER PERHAPS), AND A BLACK PLASTIC HORSE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
PERSONAL CARE
History
THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JOHN LLOYD KNIGHT, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEVILS BRIGADE) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. SEE RECORD P20000036001-GA FOR DONOR BIOGRAPHY AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FSSF.
Catalogue Number
P20010021017
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SILVER BRACELET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1944
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20010021004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SILVER BRACELET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1944
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
18.0
Width
1.3
Description
BRACELET IS COMPOSED OF 5 MAIN PORTIONS. EACH OF THESE PORTIONS HAS A PICTORIAL. THE SECOND IN ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IDENTIFYING MARKS, "SOUVENIR DE NAPLES" ABOVE A PICTURE OF A MOUNTAIN SCENE. THE MIDDLE PLATE SHOWS WORLD WAR TWO ERA SHIPS (AS IDENTIFIED BY THE LARGE MAIN MAST USED FOR RADIO AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT). BEHIND THE SHIPS THERE ARE IMAGES OF TWO PLANES FLYING. AT THE TWO END PLATES, THERE IS ANOTHER MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH 3 PLANES FLYING ABOVE WHAT MAY BE A DOCK. THERE IS A CLASP AT THE RIGHT END WHICH ATTACHES TO A LOOP AT THE OTHER END.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
MILITARY
History
THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JOHN LLOYD KNIGHT, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEVILS BRIGADE) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THIS BRACELET IS IDENTIFIED AS COMING FROM NAPLES ITALY, WHERE KNIGHT SERVED. SEE RECORD P20000036001-GA FOR DONOR BIOGRAPHY AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FSSF.
Catalogue Number
P20010021004
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
20.3
Description
MADE OF WHITE GLASS BEADS (CYLINDRICAL TYPE), FLAT BONE BEADS, COWERY SHELLS STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. SHELLS PROBABLY TRADED FROM WEST COAST. TRADE NETWORKS FROM THE COAST TO THE INTERIOR ALREADY WELL ESTABLISHED BY TIME OF WHITE CONTACT. DENTALIUM & COWRY SHELLS WERE HIGHLY PRIZED TRADE ITEMS & WERE CONSIDERED BY SOME RESEARCHERS TO HAVE BEEN A FORM OF CURRENCY.
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19651776000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Width
2.5
Diameter
6.3
Description
PATENT STAMPED AND ENGRAVED ON INSIDE. "S" WITH "V" OVER STAMPED INSIDE. ENGRAVED LEAF PATTERN ON ONE HALF THE BRACELET WITH PLAIN BORDER. BACK HALF PLAIN. BROKEN AT HINGE. ILLEGIBLE NAME SCRATCHED INTO INTERIOR SIDE OF BRACELET. TENSION DEVICE ON INTEIOR WITH PRESSURE KNOBS FACILITATES CLOSURE. SURFACE PATINATED.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR, MRS. CLIFF MCNABB BELIEVES BRACELET DATES TO 1867 BELONGED TO A NURSE, CHARLOTTE NICOLSON, WHO HAD A NURSING HOME IN RIVERSIDE. MARGARET MCNABB, NEE HARVIE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM GLASCOW SCOTLAND IN 1904 WITH HER FAMILY & SETTLED IN THE TURIN/IRON SPRINGS AREA TO FARM. LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE & MARRIED CLIFF MCNABB ABOUT 1918. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE HARVIE FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. ROBERT AND MARGARET HARVIE LEFT SCOTLAND IN 1904 AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, DESTINED FOR LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE FAMILY CONSISTED OF TWO SONS (JOHN AND CHARLIE) AND A DAUGHTER (MARGARET). MR. HARVIE’S MINING EXPERIENCE IN HIS NATIVE SCOTLAND PROVED VALUABLE IN LETHBRIDGE AND DIAMOND CITY WHERE, HE FOUND WORK MINING COAL. IN 1907, MR. HARVIE MOVED HIS FAMILY ON TO THE PRAIRIE AFTER HE DECIDED THAT FARMING WAS HIS CALLING. HE OCCUPIED LANDS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE BEFORE SETTLING PERMANENTLY NEAR TURIN. MRS. MARGARET MCNABB WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE HARVIE FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 86 IN 1979. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE FAMILY, PLEASE REFERENCE P19651761000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS BRACELET. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FURTHER INFORMATION INTO CHARLOTTE NICOLSON WAS CONDUCTED USING THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND GALT ARCHIVES. IN THE 10 JULY 1935 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THERE IS A NOTE ABOUT A CHARLOTTE NICHOLSON, WHO WAS THE MATRON OF THE YMIR HOSPITAL. HER MARRIED NAME WAS MRS. W. T. MCDOWELL. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HER WAS NOT FOUND. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE GALT PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON 7 DECEMBER 2014, RIVERSIDE WAS A COMMUNITY IN THE RIVER BOTTOM OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS IN EXISTENCE FROM THE 1930S TO 1950S. INFORMATION ABOUT A NURSING HOME IN THE COMMUNITY WAS NOT FOUND. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19651776000
Acquisition Date
1965-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STERLING SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19651777000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1870
Materials
STERLING SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Width
3.2
Diameter
6.3
Description
FILIGREE ENGRAVED PATTERN ON FRONT HALF OF BRACELET, PLAIN ON BACK. "STERLING SILVER". BRACELET HINGED WITH SPRING PRESSURE PLATE. SURFACE PATINATED.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO A NURSE, CHARLOTTE NICOLSON, WHO RAN A NURSING HOME IN RIVERSIDE. DONOR, MRS. CLIFF MCNABB BELIEVES ARTIFACT DATES TO 1867. MARGARET MCNABB, NEE HARVIE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM GLASCOW SCOTLAND IN 1904 WITH HER FAMILY & SETTLED IN THE TURIN/IRON SPRINGS AREA TO FARM. LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE & MARRIED CLIFF MCNABB ABOUT 1918. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE HARVIE FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. ROBERT AND MARGARET HARVIE LEFT SCOTLAND IN 1904 AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, DESTINED FOR LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE FAMILY CONSISTED OF TWO SONS (JOHN AND CHARLIE) AND A DAUGHTER (MARGARET). MR. HARVIE’S MINING EXPERIENCE IN HIS NATIVE SCOTLAND PROVED VALUABLE IN LETHBRIDGE AND DIAMOND CITY WHERE, HE FOUND WORK MINING COAL. IN 1907, MR. HARVIE MOVED HIS FAMILY ON TO THE PRAIRIE AFTER HE DECIDED THAT FARMING WAS HIS CALLING. HE OCCUPIED LANDS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE BEFORE SETTLING PERMANENTLY NEAR TURIN. MRS. MARGARET MCNABB WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE HARVIE FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 86 IN 1979. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE FAMILY, PLEASE REFERENCE P19651761000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS BRACELET. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FURTHER INFORMATION INTO CHARLOTTE NICOLSON WAS CONDUCTED USING THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND GALT ARCHIVES. IN THE 10 JULY 1935 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THERE IS A NOTE ABOUT A CHARLOTTE NICHOLSON, WHO WAS THE MATRON OF THE YMIR HOSPITAL. HER MARRIED NAME WAS MRS. W. T. MCDOWELL. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HER WAS NOT FOUND. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE GALT PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON 7 DECEMBER 2014, RIVERSIDE WAS A COMMUNITY IN THE RIVER BOTTOM OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS IN EXISTENCE FROM THE 1930S TO 1950S. INFORMATION ABOUT A NURSING HOME IN THE COMMUNITY WAS NOT FOUND. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P19651776000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19651777000
Acquisition Date
1965-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WAR SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19910053002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WAR SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.0
Width
2.2
Description
9 COINS OF NETHERLANDS SOLDERED TOGETHER WITH SMALL CHAIN LINKS & CLASP TO FORM BRACELET. COINS INCLUDE 6 "10 CENT" PIECES DATES: 1938/39/36/4135/37, 2 "25 CENT" PIECES DATES: 1928/41 & 1 "1/2 GUILDER" 1929. DATES & DENOMINATION REVERSE, PROFILE BUST OF QUEEN WILLHELMINA OF NETHERLANDS OBVERSE. 2 CHAIN LINKS BROKEN EITHER SIDE OF GUILDER COIN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
WAR SOUVENIR MADE BY A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FORCES (20TH ANTI-TANK) SERVING IN NETHERLANDS 1945/46 & PASSED ON TO DONOR. COINS ARE ALL NETHERLANDS. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO CLARENCE JENSEN AS QUOTED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FROM AUGUST 11, 1979, “THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY ASSOCIATION IS HOLDING A 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION IN LETHBRIDGE DURING THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND FROM FRIDAY AUG. 31 TO MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, SAY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ASSOCIATION. CLARENCE JENSEN SAYS THE ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED FROM THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY MOBILIZED AT LETHBRIDGE IN 1939. THE BATTERY’S ORIGINAL MEMBERS – ABOUT 130 PERSONS – WERE MOSTLY FROM THE LETHBRIDGE AREA HE SAYS. THE GROUP WENT OVERSEAS IN 1940 AND FOUGHT WITH THE 2ND DIVISION IN EUROPE, JENSEN SAYS. ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AND FAMILIES BETWEEN 150-200 PERSONS ARE EXPECTED TO COME FROM ACROSS CANADA, JENSEN SAYS. ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE A BANQUET AND DANCE, A BARBECUE AND CEREMONY AT THE WAR MONUMENT IN GALT GARDENS.” ACCORDING TO JENSEN’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “CLARENCE JENSEN PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 7, 1999 AT THE AGE OF 80. CLARENCE WAS BORN IN MEDICINE HAT ON JUNE 29, 1919 TO MARTIN AND JOHANNA JENSEN. HE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE LETHBRIDGE AREA. ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1939, CLARENCE JOINED THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY AS LANCE BOMBARDIER (#M94). HE SERVED OVERSEAS, WAS WOUNDED IN FRANCE AND RETURNED HOME IN AUGUST 1945. CLARENCE THEN RESUMED WORK WITH THE LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN IRRIGATION DISTRICT AND CONTINUED TO WORK THERE FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS. CLARENCE MARRIED LORRAINE BEVERIDGE ON JULY 19, 1946 AND TOGETHER THEY RAISED FOUR SONS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, A PAST MASTER OF THE ALBERTA MASONIC LODGE NO 3 A.F. AND A.M. IN FORT MACLEOD AND R.M. MEMBER OF EAGLE AERIE OF 3100 LETHBRIDGE. CLARENCE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS, HELPED ESTABLISH THE LONDON ROAD PARK WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE AND WAS INVOLVED IN THE FORT MACLEOD 4H CLUB.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19910053002
Acquisition Date
1991-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SWEETHEART BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20110005001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEETHEART BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
METAL, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.6
Length
19.9
Width
12.7
Description
RECTANGULAR METAL PLATE WITH ROUNDED CORNERS AND CURVED LONG EDGES. FRONT OF PLATE HAS CREST WITH ROYAL BLUE ENAMEL AND GOLD ANCHOR IN CENTER, CROWN AT TOP, LEAVES ON SIDES, AND WHITE ENAMEL WITH, “R.C.N.V.R.” IN GOLD AT BASE. ENGRAVING AROUND CREST SAYS, “J.B. WATSON, V39229.” BACK IS ENGRAVED, “LOVE VI, DEC, 29.” CHAIN IS CONNECTED TO PLATE BY CHAIN BY TWO RECTANGULAR HOLES AT ENDS OF PLATE. ONE EXTRA LOOP ATTACHED TO CHAIN. DOUBLE HOOK AND EYE CLASP. LIGHTWEIGHT OFFSET PAPER. PREVIOUS FOLDS ALONG THE HORIZONTAL AXIS HAVE LEFT THREE MAJOR CREASES AS WELL AS SIX SMALLER CREASES. TYPED TEXT ON FRONT READS, “THIS “DOING” WAS FOUND IN OUR OFFICE SO IF YOU READ THIS NOTE THEN YOU MUST HAVE THE “DOINGS”, HOPE YOU GET IT OKEY. C.F.M.O.L’DERRY P.S. YOU SHOULD BE MORE CAREFUL, VI WOULD GET MAD IF YOU DID NOT RECOVER IT.”
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THE BRACELET WAS PURCHASED BY WIFE VIOLA WATSON NEE ENSIGN AND GIVEN TO HUSBAND J.B. WATSON BEFORE HE WENT OVERSEAS IN WWII. IT IS MARKED WITH HIS SERVICE NUMBER, HER NAME AND THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. IT WAS LOST DURING HIS SERVICE AND RETURNED TO WATSON AFTER THE WAR WITH THE NOTE. AS STATED IN AN E-MAIL FROM DONOR BRANDI CAMPISI AT THE TIME OF DONATION, “JOSEPH ‘BARTON’ WATSON GREW UP IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WHERE HE LIVED IN FOREMOST AND SHAUGHNESSY AND SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE, ALBERTA JUST OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDGE. BARTON WAS 28-YEARS OLD WHEN HE ENLISTED IN THE NAVY IN 1944. SINCE HE HAD A FEAR OF HEIGHTS THE AIRFORCE WASN’T AN OPTION, AND LIKE MANY PRAIRIE BOYS HE MAY HAVE HEARD THE HORRIBLE STORIES OF LIFE IN THE TRENCHES FROM THE GREAT WAR. HIS FAMILY BELIEVES THE FINAL FACTOR IN HIS DECISION TO JOIN THE NAVY WAS BECAUSE THE NAVY HAD AN EXCELLENT BASEBALL TEAM. BARTON WAS AN EXCELLENT BASEBALL PLAYER. HE ENLISTED IN CALGARY AND WAS SENT FOR TRAINING TO THE HMCS QUEEN IN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN. THOUGH HE LIKED THE WATER HE NEVER LEARNED HOW TO SWIM. HIS NOTES FROM TRAINING SHOW HOW UNFAMILIAR A BOAT AND ITS PARTS WERE TO HIM. AFTER BASIC TRAINING IN REGINA, BARTON WAS COMMISSIONED TO THE HMCS THORLOCK AS SUPPLY ASSISTANT. THE THORLOCK SERVED ON THE HIGH SEAS IN THE ATLANTIC ZONE. THE HMCS THORLOCK WAS A CORVETTE OF THE FLOWER CLASS NAMED AFTER THOROLD, ONTARIO. ITS MAIN TASK WAS IN ANTI-SUBMARINE CONVOYS. ON THE FINAL LEG OF THE SHIPS FIVE CROSSINGS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, THE THORLOCK WAS DIVERTED ALONG WITH HMCS VICTORIAVILLE TO ACCEPT THE SURRENDER OF THE SUBMARINE U-190 ON MAY 12, 1945. THOUGH CAMERAS WERE OFFICIALLY NOT ALLOWED ON NAVAL VESSELS, BARTON WATSON HAD ONE. HIS PHOTOS DOCUMENT LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF A SAILOR AND SIGNIFICANTLY, THE CLOSE-KNIT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SHIPMATES. MANY PHOTOS DEPICT THE THORLOCK’S CREW POSING PLAYFULLY IN GERMAN UNIFORMS AND NAZI FLAGS AFTER CAPTURING THE SURRENDERED SUBMARINE. BARTON WATSON WAS DEMOBILIZED ON NOVEMBER 7, 1945 AND RETURNED TO PICTURE BUTTE WHERE HE RAN A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND WAS EXTREMELY INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.” IN WATSON’S OBITUARY PRINTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “WATSON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 80 YEARS. WATSON’S RECORD OF SERVICE IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE REVEALS THAT HE WAS ASSIGNED THE SERVICE NUMBER V-89229. HE ENLISTED ON JUNE 14TH 1944 AT CALGARY ALBERTA. WATSON RECEIVED ONE MONTH DRILL AND SEAMANSHIP TRAINING, ONE MONTH STORE’S ASSISTANT COURSE – ORDERING, STORING, ISSUING, ACCOUNTING FOR NAVAL STORES. WATSON IS DESCRIBED AS HAVING ‘HELD CONSIDERABLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ORDERING ISSUING AND STORING FOOD SUPPLIES FOR ENTIRE CREW OF A CORVETTE FOR 8 MONTHS – CONSIDERABLE CLERICAL DUTIES INVOLVED.’ WATSON SERVED IN THE H.M.C.S. THORLOCK FROM NOVEMBER 14, 1944 TO JUNE 15, 1945. HE WAS DISCHARGED WHEN HIS UNIT DEMOBILIZED ON NOVEMBER 7, 1945 AT CALGARY ALBERTA. WATSON WAS A RECIPIENT OF THE ATLANTIC STAR, VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL AND CLASP, AND THE 1945 SERVICE MEDAL. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110005001
Acquisition Date
2011-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150021000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Materials
SILVER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
17.7
Width
2
Description
STERLING SILVER BRACELET; BRACELET BANDS COMPRISED OF METAL LINKS WITH SNAP LOCK CLASP AT END OF ONE CHAIN. CENTER OF BRACELET HAS OVAL STERLING SILVER DISC WITH CREST ON FRONT OF AN EAGLE WITH OUTSTRETCHED WINGS HOLDING A CIRCLE IN ITS FEET, WITH SWASTIKA IN CENTER OF CIRCLE; FRONT HAS INSCRIPTION ON SIDES CREST “CAMP 133”. BACK OF DISC HAS INSCRIPTION “R.J. BORLAND, M2598, STERLING”. CHAINS ATTACHED TO THE CENTER DISC THROUGH HOLES IN SIDES OF DISC. CHAINS AND DISC ARE TARNISHED; INSCRIPTION TEXT ON FRONT AND BACK ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THE BRACELET WAS CREATED AT CAMP 133, THE LETHBRIDGE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THE CURATOR OF THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM’S MILITARY AND POLITICAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT NOTED IN AN EMAIL, ON THE BRACELET, THAT THE EAGLE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE AN OFFICIAL MILITARY SYMBOL. THE EAGLE WAS POSSIBLY FASHIONED BY HAND, OR CAST AS A COPY. HISTORIAN ROBERT HENDERSON ELABORATED, “NO DOUBT A PRIVATE PURCHASE BY THE GUARD—PROBABLY [BY] ROBERT BORLAND [WHO] SAW SERVICE AT LETHBRIDGE. THE NAZI SYMBOL REPRESENTS EARLY [1933+ ERA] NAZI STYLE SYMBOL, PROBABLY OBTAINED FROM A POW IN TRADE OR FRIENDSHIP. THE LETTERING ON IT [WAS] NO DOUBT DONE BY A JEWELLER WITH APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, NOT BY A POW WITHIN THE CAMP. WRIST BRACELETS WERE POPULAR ITEMS TO BE GIVEN TO THE GUARDS BY FAMILY OR SWEETHEARTS, OR BY FRIENDS WHEN THE GUARD WAS POSTED AWAY FROM HOME.” IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING A COPY OF THE OBITUARY AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON LETHBRIDGE CAMP 133, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20150021000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20150021000
Acquisition Date
2015-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035043
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SILVER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Length
5.0
Width
1.3
Description
SWORD SHAPED. SILVER. IN THE MIDDLE THERE IS A BLUISH-GREY GLASS BEAD. THERE IS A SPACE WHERE A SIMILAR BEAD WOULD BE, BUT IS MISSING. ON THE TOP THERE IS A BALL WITH AN ORANGE SILVER BEAD INSIDE OF IT. THERE IS A SMALL HANDLE ON THE SIDE OF THIS BALL. ON THE BACK THERE IS A STICK PIN AND A LOOP
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035043
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN?, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035051
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
TIN?, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Length
5.4
Width
1.2
Description
GOLD PLATED. A STICK, WITH TWO LEAVES ON EACH END, AND A FLOWER IN THE MIDDLE WITH EIGHT LEAVES AROUND IT. EACH LEAVE HAS A SMALL WHITE PEARL GEM IN THE MIDDLE - ONE LEAF IS MISSING IT'S GEM. THE FLOWER CONSISTS OF A TRANSLUCENT RED GEMSTONE. THE GOLD COLOUR HAS WORN OFF IN MANY PLACES. THE BACK HAS A STICK PIN AND A LOOP; THE LOOP HAS BEEN MISSHAPEN.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOUND IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035051
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19990035055
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
3.5
Width
0.9
Description
THE WORD "DARLING" IS SET INSIDE A DECORATIVE BORDER. THERE IS NOTHING BEHIND THE WORD. THE BACK HAS A STRAIGHT PIN ON A HINGE. THE OTHER PART OF THE FASTENER HAS BEEN BROKEN OFF.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035055
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1941
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20160044006
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1941
Date Range To
1985
Materials
METAL, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
5
Width
0.6
Description
SILVER AND BLACK OVAL BROOCH; 3 RAISED SILVER METAL LINES (LIKE A STAFF ON SHEET MUSIC) HORIZONTALLY ACROSS BROOCH WITH A SILVER SIXTEENTH NOTE SET ON TOP OF THE LINES. BACKGROUND IS COATED IN MATTE BLACK VARNISH. GOOD CONDITION: BLACK PAINT PRESENT ON SILVER METAL IN A COUPLE OF SPOTS. SLIGHT LOSS OF VARNISH IN SOME PLACES ON FRONT OF BROOCH.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
LEISURE
PERSONAL CARE
History
THE LATE ALICE PEARL HUMMEL (13 JUNE 1922 – 7 APRIL 2016) PERFORMED AS PART OF THE “ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA” ALONGSIDE HER SISTERS – FLORENCE JEANNETTE MCINTOSH (MAY 1917 – 18 MARCH 1999), MARIE EVELYN POPSON (C.1921 - 8 MARCH 2008) AND RUTH GINZER (C. 1926 - D. 2016). THE FOUR DAUGHTERS WERE BORN TO PARENTS, MARTIN EDWARD ANDERSON AND IDA JOHANNA ANDERSON (NEE JOHNSON). THE BAND WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR THAT SAW GREAT SUCCESS IN THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA REGION. ALICE’S DAUGHTERS, ELEANOR SMITH AND RUTH HUMMEL, HONOURED THEIR MOTHER’S WISHES TO DONATE A NUMBER OF HER EFFECTS FROM HER TIME WITH LETHBRIDGE BAND TO THE MUSEUM. THE ANDERSON SISTERS HAD MATCHING UNIFORMS THEY WOULD OFTEN WEAR FOR PERFORMANCES, WHICH INCLUDED PIECES SUCH AS THIS BROOCH. IN 2016 DECEMBER 16, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DAUGHTERS ABOUT THE DONATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT EXCHANGE. RUTH EXPLAINED, “IF THEY WERE DRESSED ALIKE, THEY USUALLY HAD THE SAME JEWELRY AS WELL.” BOTH RUTH AND ELEANOR RECALLED THE BROOCH BEING WORN BY THEIR MOTHER UP UNTIL THE 1980S. THE JEWELRY THE SISTERS WORE DURING THE PERFORMANCES “SHOWED A LOT OF USE,” RUTH EXPLAINED. “OTHER ONES REPLACED [OLDER PAIRS AS THEY WORE OUT] AND THEY WERE JUST SET ASIDE.” “ALL [THE SISTERS] LOVED TO DRESS UP. THERE WERE SOME OUTFITS THEY HAD THAT ACTUALLY HAVE GONE DOWN THROUGH FAMILY MEMBERS. HER GRANDDAUGHTER HAS A BEAUTIFUL FORMAL THAT [EACH SISTER] HAD. WHEN THEY DRESSED UP, THEY [REALLY] DRESSED UP. IT WAS WITH BRILLIANT, SHINY, BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY,” RUTH REMEMBERED. THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS AS TOLD BY DONORS ELEANOR SMITH AND RUTH HUMMEL IN THE 2016 INTERVIEW: “[THE ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA WAS] THE LONGEST RUNNING GROUP AT WATERTON LAKES PAVILION … [WHERE THEY PLAYED] FOR FIVE YEARS STRAIGHT,” ELEANOR EXPLAINED, “IN ADDITION TO DOING ALL KINDS OF OTHER THINGS, THEY WERE CONSTANTLY TRAVELLING [AND] WE HAVE THE RECORDINGS OF THAT.” RUTH ADDED, “THEY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM MONITOR (SASK). IN THE DIRTY 30S, WHEN THINGS GOT BAD FOR A LOT OF FARMS, THEY FOUND A WAY TO HAVE MUSIC LESSONS AND…PLAY FOR LOCAL DANCES. [ULTIMATELY, THE FAMILY] DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FARM AND HEADED OUT IN THE DIRECTION OF LETHBRIDGE (VIA DRUMHELLER). IT WAS TOUGH TIMES FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE 30S IN ALBERTA, BUT THE GIRLS, WITH THE TALENT THEY HAD, … HAD A WAY OUT…THEY COULD DO A LOT WHEN THEY STUCK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. AND THEN THE ORCHESTRA REALLY CAME OUT OF THAT...” THE OBITUARY OF DONORS’ GRANDFATHER, MARTIN ANDERSON, (PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, 1981) STATES THE FAMILY ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940. “THEY WERE SERIOUS MUSICIANS - VERY HUMBLE AND VERY QUIET,” RUTH CONTINUED, “[AS FAR AS PROMOTING THE BAND,] THAT WAS MORE GRANDPA’S JOB. WHEN IT CAME TO MUSIC, IT WAS A GIFT THEY PASSED ON - IN THE LATE ‘30S, ‘40S AND INTO THE ‘50S A BIT – [AND] IT WAS SOMETHING THEY FELT REALLY PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. [DURING] THE WAR YEARS, [THEY PLAYED FOR] THE ARMY BASES THAT WERE ALL CLOSE HERE AND [THEY WERE] A PART OF THAT HISTORY.” “[THEY WERE] ON THE ROAD 6 DAYS A WEEK [WITH THEIR CAR AND TRAILER]… PLAYING NOT JUST IN LETHBRIDGE [BUT] FAR REACHING OVER IN B.C., THE NORTHERN STATES, AND QUITE FAR NORTH IN ALBERTA. SO THEY WERE A REAL PART OF THINGS AND WORKED REAL HARD. I THINK IT’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE MUSIC HISTORY IN ALBERTA. THEY WERE, AFTER THE ANDERSON SISTERS [BAND WAS FINISHED], PROUD TO TAKE [MUSIC] INTO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY WERE TEACHERS AND STILL PERFORMERS EVEN PAST THE FOUR OF THEM BEING TOGETHER.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL MEMORIES OF THE SISTERS PERFORMING TOGETHER, RUTH ANSWERED, “WELL ELEANOR WOULD HAVE BEEN A TODDLER, MYSELF AS WELL, THE LAST FEW TIMES THAT THEY PERFORMED AS THE ANDERSON SISTERS IN THAT ERA. BUT GROWING UP THROUGH THE YEARS, THERE WASN’T A TIME WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER AS A FAMILY WHERE WE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF MUSIC. THEY WOULD PLAY FOR US [AND] THEY WERE CALLED BACK SOMETIMES TO PERFORM AT COMMUNITY EVENTS… THE LAST ONE THAT I RECALL WAS SOMETHING IN GRANUM FOR AN ELKS 5OTH ANNIVERSARY IN GRANUM…THAT WAS THE LAST TIME PUBLICLY I REMEMBER.” THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM A HISTORY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 24 MAY 2003 TITLED, “SISTER ACT: SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S SWINGIN’ ANDERSON SISTERS WERE ALL THE RAGE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.” “IT WAS THE ERA OF SWUNG, OF MUSIC WITH MEMORABLE LYRICS, AND OF DANCE. IT WAS ALSO THE TIME OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE HEYDAY OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS, AND LITERALLY EVERY TOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WAS SWINGING AND SWAYING TO THE SOUNDS OF FLORENCE, MARIE, ALICE, AND RUTH." "DUBBED THE FOUR MAIDS OF MELODY BY CJOC RADIO…" THE ARTICLE CONTINUED, "[THE SISTERS] WERE THE TOAST OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S DANCE HALLS." INTERVIEWED FOR THE ARTICLE WAS ONE OF THE SISTERS, MARIE POPSON. SHE WAS QUOTED, "WE PLAYED THE TRIANON A LOT, THE OLD BUCKET OF BLOOD. THEY CALLED IT THAT BECAUSE IT WAS DURING THE WAR AND THERE WERE A LOT OF FIGHTS. PRIOR TO AND AFTER THE TRIANON WAS OK, BUT IT WAS REAL LIVELY DURING THE WAR… THE CROWDS [THERE] WERE SO LARGE THEY WERE AFRAID THE FLOOR WOULD WEAKEN… THE DANCE FLOOR WAS ON THE SECOND STORY OF THE BUILDING." THE ARTICLE EXPLAINED, "FLORENCE WAS THE ELDEST OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS AND AS SUCH WAS THE BAND’S LEADER. [SHE] PLAYED THE SAXOPHONE AND THE PIANO. MARIE… PLAYED THE PIANO AND ALICE PLAYED THE SAXOPHONE AND CLARINET. RUTH, 'THE BABY,' … PLAYED THE DRUMS, CLARINET AND TRUMPET." THE ARTICLE READS, "'RUTH STARTED PLAYING THE DRUMS AT AGE 11 AND LATER SHE COULD HANDLE THE DRUMMING WITH HER FEET AND PLAY THE TRUMPET AT THE SAME TIME FOR SOME OF OUR NUMBERS,’ SAYS MARIE WITH A TWIRL OF THE HAND. ‘FLO AND ALICE WERE OUR MAIN SINGERS AND I MADE UP THE TRIO SOMETIMES. RUTH DIDN’T SING. WHEN WE SANG AS A TRIO RUTH WOULD PLAY THE PIANO. ALICE WOULD ALSO SING SOLO. WE PLAYED ALL THE POPULAR MUSIC OF THE DAY AND OLD-TIME MUSIC AS WELL… MY SISTERS COULD ALSO PLAY THAT FAST-PACED SQUARE DANCE MUSIC ON THE SAX, AND THAT WAS SOMETHING. WE PLAYED WALTZES, POLKAS AND EVERYTHING… YOU NAME IT, WE PLAYED IT... OUR THEME SONG WAS BREEZING ALONG WITH THE BREEZE BUT MY FAVOURITE HAD TO BE SIDE BY SIDE, WHICH WE WERE AS A GROUP. WE WERE VERY CLOSE.'" THAT ARTICLE STATES THAT MARTIN AND IDA HAD EIGHT DAUGHTERS, IN FACT, BUT ONLY FOUR LIVED TO BECOME TEENAGERS. THE FOUR SURVIVING SISTERS BEGAN THEIR MUSICAL EDUCATION AT AN EARLY AGE, ALL BEGINNING WITH PIANO. THEY BEGAN PLAYING FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF EVENTS NEAR MONITOR, WHERE THEY WERE BORN. WHILE FLORENCE WAS WITH THE ALL GIRLS BAND IN CALGARY, THE THREE YOUNGER SISTERS FORMED THEIR OWN ORCHESTRA, MAKING THEIR DEBUT IN 1937. THE FOLLOWING YEAR, AFTER FLORENCE’S RETURN, THE ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA WAS FORMED. UPON ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940, THEY AUDITIONED FOR THE CJOC RADIO STATION. THE ARTICLE STATES, “FOUR DAYS LATER THEY WERE ON THE AIR, LIVE, ON THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPER PROGRAM HEARD THREE TIMES A WEEK. THEY WERE ALSO ON THE AIR MONDAY NIGHTS FROM 9:15 TO 9:30 PM.” A NOTE THAT CAME WITH THE DONATION SAYS THE WEEKLY SHOW WITH CJOC WAS “BROADCAST LIVE ‘FROM HIGH ATOP THE MARQUIS HOTEL.’” BACK IN THE 2016 INTERVIEW AT THE MUSEUM, ALICE’S DAUGHTER ELEANOR COMMENTS ON THE BAND’S LEGACY. “I VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPITAL [AND PLAY THE PIANO]. I USUALLY HAVE SENIORS INVOLVED THERE… AND WHEN I MENTION MY MOM’S NAME OR MY AUNT’S NAME, THEY REMEMBER DANCING TO THE ANDERSON SISTERS. SO, YOU KNOW, EVEN IN THIS DAY AND AGE, [PEOPLE] REMEMBER HOW MUCH FUN THEY HAD. [IT SHOWS] HOW RESPECTED THEY WERE AND I FIND THAT [BACKGROUND] JUST THRILLING.” “[MUSIC] WAS THEIR LIVELIHOOD,” RUTH ILLUMINATED, “SO [IT] WAS DRIVING THEM [THROUGH] TOUGH TIMES (SUCH AS THE DEPRESSION IN ALBERTA). THE GIRLS TOGETHER [WITH] THE TALENT THEY HAD, HAD A WAY OUT, WHERE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAD SOME BIGGER STRUGGLES. AND IT WAS THE TALENT IN THEM BEING TOGETHER. THEY COULD DO A LOT WHEN THEY STUCK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND CLIPPINGS ABOUT THE ANDERSON SISTERS AND THEIR SHOWS, AND FAMILY OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160044006
Acquisition Date
2016-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19880008016
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
CERAMIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
3.2
Width
2.1
Description
FLOWER AND LEAF BROOCH. STEEL PIN AND CLASP BACK. GREEN COLORED LEAVES; BLUE/PURPLE PEDALS.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
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
P19880008016
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19990009041
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
BRASS, BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
2.5
Width
1.5
Description
BRASS BROOCH. FIVE-PETALLED FLOWER AT TOP, WITH TWO LARGE AND SIX SMALLER LEAVES FORMING REST OF BROOCH. CENTRE IS HOLLOW. BROOCH IS INSET WITH NUMEROUS TINY PEARL BEADS, WITH ONE LARGER ONE HANGING FROM BOTTOM. PIN ACROSS BACK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. POSSIBLY HANDMADE BY ARTHUR OR GRANT DUFF. *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
P19990009041
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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