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Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009044
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1+
Height
4.4
Length
29.2
Width
25
Description
NAVY BLUE CLOTH-BOUND 3-RING BINDER WITH BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE ALONG SPINE. PAPER LABEL TAPED TO FRONT; HANDWRITTEN "U.S.A. USED STAMPS REGULAR #1 THRU TO AIR MAIL #1 THRU TO". TAPE DRIED; EDGES OF BINDER WORN. CONTAINS 56 PAGES AND SEVERAL CARDBOARD DIVIDERS. EACH PAGE TAPED WITH NUMEROUS STAMPS, NUMBERED AND ORGANIZED INTO HAND-DRAWN GRID. NOTATIONS IN SQUARES MISSING STAMPS. REVERSE OF WHITE PAGES HAVE TYPEWRITTEN PRINTING (USED PAPERS), WHICH IS TRANSFERRING TO STAMP PAGES. STAMPS ARE ALMOST ALL USED; SOME HAVE COME DETACHED FROM PAGE. OTHERS HAVE BEEN INSERTED LOOSE BETWEEN APPROPRIATE PAGES, ALONG WITH A FEW ASSORTED PAPERS AND POSTCARDS. LOOSE IN FRONT OF BINDER (STORED IN SEPARATE FILE) ARE NINE ITEMS INCLUDING USED STAMPS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, USED ENVELOPES, AND SET OF FOUR 29 CENT STAMPS. PAGES IN ALBUM ARE BECOMING DISCOLORED AND TAPE IS DRY AND YELLOWING.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COLLECTED BY LOIS DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE 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
P19990009044
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009084
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1+
Height
4.7
Length
29.3
Width
25.4
Description
BLACK CARDBOARD 3-RING BINDER WITH SIMULATED LEATHER FINISH. WORN AND TAPED ALONG SPINE. PAPER LABEL TAPED TO FRONT; TYPEWRITTEN "STAMPS CANADIAN". TAPE DRIED; BINDER WORN IN GENERAL. CONTAINS 47 PAGES, EACH TAPED WITH NUMEROUS STAMPS SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED AND ORGANIZED INTO HAND-DRAWN GRID. MANY SQUARES MISSING STAMPS. MOST STAMPS ARE NEW; SOME ADDITIONAL SHEETS OR INDIVIDUAL PIECES HAVE BEEN INSERTED LOOSE BETWEEN APPROPRIATE PAGES. LOOSE IN FRONT OF BINDER (STORED IN SEPARATE FILE) ARE ASSORTED ITEMS AS FOLLOWS: (1) BROWN ENVELOPE WITH 12 FLOWER STAMPS (FOR EACH PROVINCE); ASSORTED SHEETS EASTER SEALS STAMPS; CANADA TRUST SEALS; SET OF CENTENNIAL ISSUE POSTAGE STAMPS, WITH CARD; AND 10 PIECES ASSORTED TRAIN TICKETS, GAS RATION COUPONS, AND AIR MAIL STAMPS. (1) USED 68 CENT CANADIAN STAMP. (19) WAXED PAPER ENVELOPES CONTAINING VARIOUS COMPLETE AND PARTIAL SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS (ASSORTED VALUES). (2) SHEETS LOOSE PAPER TAPED WITH ASSORTED WAR TAX STAMPS, GAS RATION COUPONS, EASTER SEALS, AND AIRMAIL STAMPS. PAGES ARE FOLDED AND BADLY WORN. (10) WHITE PAPER "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPES, WITH CANADA POST MARK AND POSTAGE STAMP AT RIGHT CORNER. ASSORTED. (16) ASSORTED BOOKLETS AND PACKAGES OF COLLECTOR'S EDITION SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS. ASSORTED YEARS AND VALUES. INCLUDES TWO EXPLANATION SHEETS. (9) ASSORTED USED ENVELOPES AND POSTCARD ADDRESSED TO LOIS DUFF. EMPTY. (5) ASSORTED PAMPHLETS AND LETTERS RELATED TO STAMP COLLECTING. (3) "PHILATELIC SERVICE ORDER STATEMENTS" ISSUED TO L J DUFF. (18) ASSORTED PIECES PAPER WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON STAMP VALUES & INFORMATION. (1) BLUE "100% STABLE CANADIAN DOLLAR" (DIEFENBAKER). (1) PAMPHLET, "50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST NON-STOP TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT". (1) WRAPPER, "BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA'S VACATIONLAND". (1) GOLD ENVELOPE CONTAINING 6 WAXED PAPER ENVELOPES WITH VARIOUS SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS; 1 WHITE "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPE (TOUR DE LA LANTERNE) 1 EXPLANATION CARD ON LIGHTHOUSE STAMP COLLECTION; AND 2 SEALED STAMP SETS. (1) GOLD ENVELOPE CONTAINING 6 WHITE "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPES; SHEET OF 32 CENT CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS; AND PHILATELIC SERVICE ORDER STATEMENT. (11) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS WITH ARTICLES ON STAMPS ISSUED IN CANADA.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COLLECTED BY LOIS DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE 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
P19990009084
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BANK BAG
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19910063000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANK BAG
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.0
Width
35.2
Description
COTTON CANVAS BAG STENCILLED IN BLACK INK "AGENT BANK OF CANADA CALGARY" & ON OPPOSITE SIDE "CENTS $ 60". BAG IS SOILED & STAINED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
DONOR STATES THAT BAG WAS USED TO SHIP COINS BETWEEN THE CALGARY BANK OF CANADA AGENT & REGULAR BANKS. THIS BAG WOULD HAVE CONTAINED 6000 PENNIES($60.00). THIS TYPE OF BAG & METHOD OF TRANSFER WERE PHASED OUT BY ABOUT 1960. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BANK DEPOSIT BAG DONATED BY AUDREY SWEDISH. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AUDREY SUSAN SWEDISH (NEE CHISWICK) WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE, AB ON JUNE 6, 1921 THE OLDEST OF TWO DAUGHTERS BORN TO GEORGE AND SUSAN CHISWICK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ON MAY 10, 1946 AUDREY MARRIED RALPH IRWIN BAINES, SON OF CHARLES DOUGLAS AND ETHEL IRINE BAINES (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). AUDREY AND RALPH HAD A SON NAMED DOUGLAS, WHO WAS BORN IN 1950, AND DIVORCED IN JANUARY 1965. IN 1982 AUDREY WAS REMARRIED TO GEORGE ANDREW SWEDISH. AUDREY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON AUGUST 30, 2014. DURING WWII AUDREY WORKED AS A SECRETARY TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE LETHBRIDGE RCMP AND “HER JOB WAS CLOAKED IN SECRECY, AS SHE HANDLED SENSITIVE CORRESPONDING TO THE SECURITY ISSUES OF THE DAY. TO THIS DAY, SHE HESITATES TO TALK IN DETAIL ABOUT HER WORK WITH THE MOUNTIES, OTHER THAN ‘THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THOSE FIVE YEARS.’” (LETHBRIDGE HERALD, OCTOBER 25, 2003 “AUDREY WROTE THE BOOK ON THE CITY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS). FOLLOWING THE WAR, AUDREY WAS OFFERED A POSITION AS SECRETARY FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. SHE CONTINUED AS A SECRETARY WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR 25 YEARS, EVENTUALLY WORKING AS SECRETARY FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT. GEORGE CHISWICK AS BORN ON MARCH 15, 1884 IN LONDON, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1906 WITH HIS MOTHER. SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL, HE STARTED WORKING FOR SICKS’ LETHBRIDGE BREWERY AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1946. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 67 IN SEPTEMBER 1951. SUSAN CHISWICK WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LONDON, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1920, SETTLING IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON OCTOBER 15, 1973. AUDREY’S FIRST HUSBAND RALPH IRWIN BAINES WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. HE SERVED OVERSEAS IN WWII, THEN WORKED FOR THE POST OFFICE IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1966, FOLLOWING HIS DIVORCE, HE MOVED TO CRANBROOK, BC, WHERE HE CONTINUED TO WORK FOR THE POST OFFICE UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1985. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 71 ON OCTOBER 30, 1992. AUDREY AND RALPH’S SON DOUGLAS BAINES WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON JANUARY 12, 1950. HE PASSED AWAY IN FEBRUARY 2007 IN VICTORIA, BC. AUDREY’S SECOND HUSBAND GEORGE ANDREW SWEDISH WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 10, 1911, THE FIFTH SON OF SAM AND ANNA SWEDISH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). WITH HIS FIRST WIFE, CATHERINE, GEORGE HAD TWO DAUGHTERS: DIANNE AND GEORGIA. CATHERINE SWEDISH (NEE HOMINUK) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 38 ON JULY 15, 1953. GEORGE WORKED AS AN ACCOUNTANT: FIVE YEARS AT WATERTON NATIONAL PARK AND 36 YEARS WITH THE ALBERTA SUGAR COMPANY, WHERE HE RETIRED AS OFFICE MANAGER IN 1976. GEORGE PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 19, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19910063000
Acquisition Date
1991-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920020009
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
40.2
Width
28.0
Description
HEAVY LINEN BAG, 2 TIE STRAPS. PROBABLY HANDMADE. 20.4 CM SLIT ON FACE REINFORCED. SOME STAINS. WORN & PATCHED ON REAR FACE NEAR SLIT BOTTOM. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
BEGINNING ABOUT 1888, JOB REED BEGAN A MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE. HANDMADE BAG IS BELIEVED TO DATE TO ABOUT THAT TIME. SEE P19920020001-GA FOR FURTHER DONOR & REED FAMILY HISTORY. FOR EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ON REED FAMILY EXHIBITION SEE HARDCOPY FILE P19920001001. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REED FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOB REED WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM AN ARTICLE ON THE REED FAMILY AND FARM FROM THE DECEMBER 30, 1985 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED'S DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 1906, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. JOB REED WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON NOVEMBER 12, 1841. WHEN HE WAS 14, HIS FATHER DIED, LEAVING JOB THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING FOR HIMSELF AND HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE WORKED FOR THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE AND COMPLETED HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATION. HE MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH HOBBS IN 1869, AND IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1873, MOVING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE REED OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MEDICINE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO ENGLAND, BUT REED'S MEDICAL TRAINING WAS NOT RECOGNIZED THERE, AND IN 1882 THEY CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AGAIN, MOVING WEST ACROSS CANADA IN STAGES, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. THE FAMILY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: RICHARD, HENRY, ELIZABETH (WHO MARRIED GEORGE HERBERT WATSON), JOB JUNIOR (KNOWN AS BUDD), GEORGE, ANNIE, AND ELLA. REED PURCHASED TWO LOTS ON WHAT IS NOW 6TH AVENUE SOUTH. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED A MARKET GARDEN ON THE PROPERY, AND BUILT A STONE DUPLEX THAT STILL STANDS ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF 6TH AVENUE. REED WORKED AS A COAL MINER TO EARN MORE MONEY TOWARDS INVESTING IN FURTHER LAND, AND RAISED PIGS WITH SCRAP FOOD FROM THE NEARBY RCMP BARRACKS. IN 1901, REED PURCHASED 2.5 SECTIONS OF LAND NEAR PRESENT-DAY GRANUM WITH HIS FOUR SONS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; HIS SON BILLY LATER TOOK OVER THIS RANCH. REED WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN LETHBRIDGE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. IN EARLY 1906, HE PURCHASED EDGEHILL FARM, NEAR SIX MILE COULEE, BUT HE DIED LATER THAT YEAR ON APRIL 25. MARY REED LIVED AT THE FARM FOR YEARS AFTERWARD, AND DIED IN KELOWNA, B.C. IN 1932 AT HOME OF ONE OF HER SONS. BOTH JOB AND MARY REED ARE BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980031006 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, AND PERMANENT FILE P19920001001 FOR RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY AIMEE VIEL FOR A GALT MUSUEM EXHIBIT ON THE REED FAMILY..
Catalogue Number
P19920020009
Acquisition Date
1992-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920020015
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.0
Width
27.5
Description
HEAVY LINEN BAG, 2 TIE STRAPS. PROBABLY HANDMADE. 14.7 CM SLIT ON FACE REINFORCED. SOME STAINS. CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
HANDMADE BAG IS BELIEVED TO DATE TO ABOUT 1888 WHEN JOB REED BEGAN A MARKET GARDENING BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE P19920020001-GA FOR FURTHER REED FAMILY HISTORY & DONOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REED FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOB REED WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM AN ARTICLE ON THE REED FAMILY AND FARM FROM THE DECEMBER 30, 1985 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED'S DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 1906, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. JOB REED WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON NOVEMBER 12, 1841. WHEN HE WAS 14, HIS FATHER DIED, LEAVING JOB THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING FOR HIMSELF AND HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE WORKED FOR THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE AND COMPLETED HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATION. HE MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH HOBBS IN 1869, AND IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1873, MOVING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE REED OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MEDICINE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO ENGLAND, BUT REED'S MEDICAL TRAINING WAS NOT RECOGNIZED THERE, AND IN 1882 THEY CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AGAIN, MOVING WEST ACROSS CANADA IN STAGES, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. THE FAMILY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: RICHARD, HENRY, ELIZABETH (WHO MARRIED GEORGE HERBERT WATSON), JOB JUNIOR (KNOWN AS BUDD), GEORGE, ANNIE, AND ELLA. REED PURCHASED TWO LOTS ON WHAT IS NOW 6TH AVENUE SOUTH. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED A MARKET GARDEN ON THE PROPERY, AND BUILT A STONE DUPLEX THAT STILL STANDS ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF 6TH AVENUE. REED WORKED AS A COAL MINER TO EARN MORE MONEY TOWARDS INVESTING IN FURTHER LAND, AND RAISED PIGS WITH SCRAP FOOD FROM THE NEARBY RCMP BARRACKS. IN 1901, REED PURCHASED 2.5 SECTIONS OF LAND NEAR PRESENT-DAY GRANUM WITH HIS FOUR SONS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; HIS SON BILLY LATER TOOK OVER THIS RANCH. REED WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN LETHBRIDGE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. IN EARLY 1906, HE PURCHASED EDGEHILL FARM, NEAR SIX MILE COULEE, BUT HE DIED LATER THAT YEAR ON APRIL 25. MARY REED LIVED AT THE FARM FOR YEARS AFTERWARD, AND DIED IN KELOWNA, B.C. IN 1932 AT HOME OF ONE OF HER SONS. BOTH JOB AND MARY REED ARE BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980031006 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, AND PERMANENT FILE P19920001001 FOR RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY AIMEE VIEL FOR A GALT MUSUEM EXHIBIT ON THE REED FAMILY..
Catalogue Number
P19920020015
Acquisition Date
1992-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CORK, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19990035011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, CORK, FELT
No. Pieces
5
Height
15.8
Length
30.2
Width
11.6
Description
PLASTIC TURQUOISE JUG MADE TO LOOK LIKE A PIG. HAS YELLOW FELT FOR EARS, NOSE AND MOUTH, BLACK FELT FOR EYES, AND DIFFERENT COLOURS OF FELT MAKE UP FLOWERS ON THE BODY. HAS A YELLOW PIPE CLEANER TAIL. A SLOT HAS BEEN CUT IN THE TOP, SURROUNDED BY YELLOW FELT, TO INSERT COINS. FOUR HOLES HAVE BEEN CUT IN THE BOTTOM AND CORKS INSERTED FOR FEET - THESE ARE REMOVABLE.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR PEMMICAN CLUB HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035011
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, TIN, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19880035040
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, TIN, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
10.0
Diameter
6.5
Description
COIN BANK MOUNTIE DESIGN, WHITE. PINK LEATHER COVERING CARDBOARD. COIN SLOT. "LETHBRIDGE ALTA" ON TOP. RECLOSABLE BOTTOM.
Subjects
TOY
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19880035040
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
US TANK BANK
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19900045003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
US TANK BANK
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1925
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.8
Length
10.2
Width
5.7
Description
GREEN PAINTED STEEL IN SHAPE OF TANK OF W.W. I VINTAGE "US TANK BANK" ON SIDE SLOT ON TOP. TANK IS 2 PIECES, CONNECTED WITH A SCREW. 1 GUN ON SIDE, MISSING
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
LEISURE
History
OWNED BY MILDRED REBECCA CAMERON BREHM. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE SPOKE BRIEFLY WITH THE DONOR. MILDRED REBECCA BREHM (NEE CAMERON) IS THE DONOR'S MOTHER. MILDRED WAS BORN IN ST. ALBERT, AB ON OCTOBER 27, 1912. SHE WAS MARRIED TO HERBERT RICHARD BREHM ON JUNE 13, 1936. HERBERT WORKED WITH THE CPR TELEGRAPH AND THE COUPLE LIVED IN EDMONTON AND CALGARY. MILDRED PASSED AWAY IN MAY 1990.
Catalogue Number
P19900045003
Acquisition Date
1990-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIGGY-BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950020004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGGY-BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Length
17.1
Width
8.9
Description
1. BODY: 13.1CM (L) X 8.9CM (W). CLEAR PLASTIC SANTA BODY HAS ON BELT AND FUR TRIMMED JACKET AND BOOTS. IS HOLDING A BAG OVER HIS RIGHT SHOULDER WHICH HAS A COIN SLOT ON THE BACK WITH "HONG KONG" ETCHED BELOW. BODY IS HOLLOW, AND NECK OPEN TO FIT IN HEAD. PLASTIC IS SCRATCHED AND DIRTY IN PLACES. 2. HEAD: 5.4CM (L) X 6.3CM (W). RED PLASTIC HEAD HAS HAT ON, WITH POM-POMS FALLING TO RIGHT. EARS HAVE ROUND HOLES IN THEM. NECK IS SLIGHTLY GROOVED AND CLOSED TO FIT INTO OPENING ON BODY. HAS SMALL HOLE ON BOTTOM OF NECK, IS SCUFFED ON TOP. HAS MINOR SCRATCHES IN PLACES.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19950020004
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19970054007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
3
Height
8.7
Diameter
7
Description
IVORY COLOURED ALUMINUM CYLINDER SHAPED DRUM-LIKE PIGGY BANK WITH A SCENE OF TWO RED, PINK AND YELLOW BUILDINGS AND PALM TREES, AND ANOTHER IMAGE OF A SPANISH DRESSED WOMAN STANDING NEXT TO A CACTUS. BOTH ENDS OF THE BANK ARE REMOVEABLE, BUT ONLY ONE HAS A SLIT IN THE METAL TO INSERT COINS. SURFACE IS SCRATCHED AND SLIGHTLY WORN.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY (WHITTON) MCDONELL, WHO CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT THE AGE OF 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONELL, WHO WAS A RANCHER AND A FARMER WHO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE, BUT ALSO INVENTED AND BUILT CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A RECEPTIONIST, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH. THE COUPLE REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN. PHYLLIS PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE), SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970054007
Acquisition Date
1998-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
Catalogue Number
P19990061008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
No. Pieces
3
Height
27.6
Length
17.2
Width
12.0
Description
GREEN CARDBOARD BOX, W/ FRONT CELLOPHANE WINDOW. ABOVE WINDOW READS "TIRELIRE TIMOTHY EATON COIN BANK", BELOW WINDOW READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS". EACH SIDE OF BOX HAS A PICTURE OF A BRONZE STATUE AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE STATUE; ONE SIDE IN FRENCH, THE OTHER IN ENGLISH. INSIDE BOX IS A BRONZE COLOURED, PLASTIC STATUE. STATUE IS OF A MAN SITTING IN A CHAIR ON A PEDESTAL. THE MAN'S LEFT TOE IS GOLD COLOURED. ON BACK OF CHAIR IS A SLOT. ON FRONT OF PEDESTAL IS A CLEAR PLASTIC STICKER WITH BLACK PRINT THAT READS "TIMOTHY EATON BORN 1834 DIED 1907 FOUNDER OF THE T. EATON CO LIMITED", ETCETERA. ON BOTTOM OF STATUE IS A ROUND, GREEN, PLASTIC PLUG. ALSO IN BOX IS A FOLDED PIECE OF HEAVY PAPER THAT IS GREEN AND WHITE. THERE IS A HOLE IN ONE CORNER WITH A PIECE OF GOLD ELASTIC THROUGH IT. FRONT OF CARD READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS"; INSIDE OF CARD GIVES EXPLANATION OF STATUE IN ENGLISH & FRENCH.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
BANK IS COMMEMORATIVE OF TWO STATUES THAT WERE ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE FOUNDER OF THE EATON COMPANY, TIMOTHY EATON, BY ITS EMPLOYEES ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPANY IN 1919. MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061008
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19790002000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1930
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Description
.1 MILK BOTTLE. 25.7 CM HT. X 10.2 CM DIA. (AT BASE), 5.5 CM DIA. (AT TOP). GLASS. CLEAR GLASS MILK BOTTLE WITH RED LOGO AND ADVERTISING AROUND LOWER PART OF BOTTLE. "CRYSTAL DAIRY LIMITED - PRODUCTS ARE PASTURIZED FOR YOUR SAFETY. PLEASE RETURN BOTTLE" & ON OPPOSITE SIDE "USE CRYSTAL ICE CREAM FOR AN ECONOMICAL AND HEALTHFUL DESSERT. .2 BOTTLE CAP. 6.0 CM DIA. PLASTIC. RED PLASTIC TOP, REUSABLE. EMBOSSED ON TOP "SANITARY MILK BOTTLE COVER FOR YOUR PROTECTION". .3 MILK TOKEN, 3.8 CM D. RED PLASTIC TOKEN WITH WHITE LETTERING. "GOOD FOR 1 QUART HOMO MILK" & "PURITY DAIRY - MADE IN U.S.A."
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR HAS HAD ITEMS IN HER HOME SINCE 1930'S. CAP WAS REUSEABLE & PURCHASED SEPERATELY. TOKENS REPLACED MONEY & WERE PLACED UNDER BOTTLE CAP.
Catalogue Number
P19790002000
Acquisition Date
1979-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
AGT CALLING CARD
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20020077011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AGT CALLING CARD
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
8.5
Width
5.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, PLASTIC CARD. FRONT IS DARK BLUE WITH A GRID IMAGE ON IT. PRINTED ON FRONT IN SILVER IS "AGT CALLING CARD". EMBOSSED ON FRONT IS "403 329 1471 891 248 403 329 1471 5 KEVIN R MACLEAN 01". BACK OF CARD HAS A MAGNETIC STRIP. PRINTED ON BACK ARE DIRECTIONS FOR USING CARD.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
THIS CARD WAS SENT TO DONOR KEVIN MACLEAN BY ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES (AGT) WHEN THE CALLING CARD PROGRAM BEGAN AND/OR THE DONOR AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM, SUSPECTED IN THE LATE 80S. MACLEAN RECALLED FREQUENT, WEEKLY USE OF HIS (NOW TELUS) CARD AROUND APPROXIMATELY 1996 TO 1998 WHEN HE VISITED THE FORMER BOSTON PIZZA OFF OF 1ST AVENUE SOUTH. THE CARD WAS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S PAYPHONE, LOCATED WITHIN ITS FRONT VESTIBULE, SO THAT HE COULD CALL HOME WHEN OUT LATE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. HE USED HIS CARD WITH ENOUGH FREQUENCY THAT HE NEVER CARRIED IT, HAVING MEMORIZED ITS NUMBER. HIS CARD WAS EVENTUALLY REPLACED WITH A TELUS CALLING CARD. UPDATE: IN MARCH 2020, THE DONOR SHARED THE FOLLOWING: “I RECALL RECEIVING A LETTER FROM TELUS IN APPROXIMATELY 2015-16 (DOCUMENT WAS SADLY DISPOSED OF) THAT INFORMED ME THAT THE TECHNOLOGY THAT SUPPORTED CALLING CARDS WAS OBSOLETE AND THAT MY NUMBER AND ITS USE WAS TO BE DISCONTINUED. THIS WAS OF INTEREST TO ME AS I STILL HAVEN’T COMMITTED TO CARRYING A MOBILE PHONE AND I’M STILL DEPENDENT ON PUBLIC PHONES TO MAKE CALLS OUTSIDE OF MY HOME OR OFFICE. WHEN I RECEIVED THE TELUS LETTER, HOWEVER, IT WAS CLEARLY VISIBLE TO ME THAT THE CARD’S NUMBER WAS OF LITTLE FUTURE VALUE AS PUBLIC PHONES WERE – IN LETHBRIDGE AT LEAST – NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE. AS OF NOW (MARCH, 2020) I AM AWARE OF ONLY ONE SURVIVING, FREESTANDING PHONE BOOTH IN LETHBRIDGE, LOCATED OFF OF CROWSNEST TRAIL AND 28TH STREET SOUTH—THE LOCATION OF A FORMER, NOW DEMOLISHED GAS STATION.”
Catalogue Number
P20020077011
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BELGIUM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19990035036
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BELGIUM
Date
1913
Materials
NICKEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Diameter
1.9
Description
GREY COLOURED. HAS A 0.5CM HOLE THROUGH THE MIDDLE. ONE SIDE HAS A STAR IN THE MIDDLE, WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY "BELGIE BELGIQUE 1913". THE OPPOSITE SIDE HAS A STEM OF LEAVES CURVING AROUND ONE EDGE, WITH A COAT OF ARMS ON TOP OF THIS AND "50 CENT" OPPOSITE THIS.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
CAME IN JEWELRY CASE P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035036
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BELGIUM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19990035037
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BELGIUM
Date
1916
Materials
NICKEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
1.9
Description
GREY COLOURED. ONE SIDE HAS "5 CENT" SURROUNDED BY A CIRCLE THEN AROUND THIS IS "BELGIQUE BELGIE 1916". THE OPPOSITE SIDE HAS THE IMAGE OF A LION ON ITS HIND LEGS, AND THIS IS SURROUNDED BY A DECORATIVE BORDER.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035037
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE
Catalogue Number
P19990035052
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1921
Materials
BRONZE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
3.1
Description
BRONZE. ONE SIDE HAS THE FIGURE OF BRITTANIA ON IT - SEATED WITH SHIELD AND SPEAR, AROUND WHICH IS "ONE PENNY 1921". THE REVERSE HAS THE HEAD OF A MAN ON IT, SURROUNDED BY "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:"
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COIN IS DEFINITELY OF BRITISH ORIGIN. IT IS NOT DEFINITE WHICH COUNTRY THE COIN WAS ACTUALLY USED IN, BUT LIKELY IN GREAT BRITAIN. RELATED CATALOGUE# P19990035083-GA. CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA.SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035052
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FARTHING
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE
Catalogue Number
P19990035067
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FARTHING
Date
1902
Materials
BRONZE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
2.0
Description
BRITISH FARTHING. ONE SIDE HAS THE FIGURE BRITTANIA ON IT - SITTING DOWN WITH SHIELD AND SPEAR. ABOVE HER READS "FARTHING" AND BELOW HER IS "1902". THE REVERSE HAS A MAN'S HEAD WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY "EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:".
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
FARTHINGS WERE LEGAL TENDER IN BRITAIN UNTIL 1961; THEY CEASED TO BE STRUCK IN 1956. THIS WAS THE LAST TYPE OF FARTHING STRUCK. CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035067
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CANADA
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19990035068
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA
Date
1918
Materials
COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
2.6
Description
CANADIAN CENT. OBVERSE HAS A BORDER OF LEAVES SURROUNDING "ONE CENT CANADA 1918". THE REVERSE HAS A KING'S HEAD, WITH CROWN. SURROUNDING THIS IS "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:REX ET IND:IMP:". THERE IS A HOLE THROUGH THE TOP OF THE COIN.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
LARGE CENT MINTED IN CANADA FROM 1911-1920. FOUND IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035068
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE
Catalogue Number
P19990035083
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1906
Materials
BRONZE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
3.1
Description
ONE SIDE HAS THE FIGURE OF BRITTANIA ON IT - SEATED WITH SHIELD AND SPEAR - AROUND WHICH IS "ONE PENNY 1906". THE REVERSE HAS A MAN'S HEAD ON IT, SURROUNDED BY "EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:".
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
DEFINITELY OF BRITISH ORIGIN. IT IS NOT CERTAIN WHICH COUNTRY THE COIN WAS ACTUALLY USED IN, BUT WAS LIKELY GREAT BRITAIN. RELATED CATALOGUE # P19990035052-GA. CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035083
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19738290000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1943
Materials
NICKEL
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
2.7
Description
"1943"; CROWN; REVERSE HAS MALE FIGURE "ROMANILOR". 100 LEI DENOMINATION.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738290000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
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