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Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, FELT, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20160003002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
2000
Materials
CLOTH, FELT, PAINT
No. Pieces
2
Height
29.5
Width
15
Description
A: HANDMADE DOLL. THE “ESKIMO” DOLL IS MADE WITH LIGHT BLUE, FELT-LIKE FABRIC WITH WHITE FABRIC ACCENTS. THE FACE IS MADE OUT OF A LIGHTER FABRIC THAT IS PEACH-COLOURED. THE FACIAL DETAILS ARE HAND PAINTED. THE DOLL HAS BLUE EYES, EYEBROWS, NOSTRILS, RED LIPS, AND ROSY CHEEKS. THE LIGHT BLUE FABRIC THAT MAKES UP THE MAJORITY OF THE DOLL’S BODY IS ENCOMPASSING THE DOLL’S FACE LIKE A HOOD. THE DOLL’S TORSO IS COVERED IN THE LIGHT BLUE FELT. TWO HEART-SHAPED ARMS, MADE OF THE SAME MATERIAL, ARE ATTACHED TO EITHER SIDE OF THE BODY. THE DOLLS UPPER LEG AND FEET ARE COVERED IN THE LIGHT BLUE FELT. FROM THE KNEES TO THE ANKLES, A LIGHTER, WHITE FABRIC IS COVERING THE LEGS. B: DOLL SKIRT. AROUND THE DOLL’S WAIST IS A DETACHABLE SKIRT MADE OF THE SAME FABRIC AND A WHITE WAISTBAND. POOR CONDITION. ALL FABRIC IS WELL-WORN AND THREADBARE IN MULTIPLE PLACES. THE DOLL’S RED STUFFING IS VISIBLE THROUGH PARTS OF THE FABRIC. THERE IS DISCOLORATION (YELLOWING) OVERALL. THE STUFFING IS NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE DOLL. THE SEAMS AT THE ARMS ARE FRAGILE. THE PAINT FOR THE DOLL’S FACE IS SEVERELY FADED.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
LEISURE
History
THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN’S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928 THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THE FAMILY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. THIS DOLL BELONGED TO MORRIS AS A CHILD. SHE EXPLAINS, “THIS CAME FROM A GREAT AUNT WHO CAME TO VISIT US AND SHE ALWAYS BROUGHT GIFTS AND THIS ONE WAS MINE AND I LOVED THIS DOLL… I REMEMBER PLAYING WITH IT, IT WAS SOFT AND CUDDLY WHEN I HAD IT… MY DAUGHTER WENT THROUGH IT AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER AND THEN I PUT A STOP TO IT BEFORE THEY ATE IT UP OR DID SOMETHING… THEY LOVED IT AND THEY, YOU KNOW LITTLE KIDS, THEY’RE CARELESS SO I’LL KEEP IT...” IN A PHONE CALL WITH COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK ON OCTOBER 24, 2017, MORRIS SAID SHE RECIEVED THE DOLL FROM HER GREAT AUNT WHO HAD BROUGHT IT FROM VISITING BRITISH COLUMBIA. MORRIS PLAYED WITH THE DOLL AS A CHILD, AS DID MORRIS' CHILDREN. THE DOLL WAS LOVED BY MULTIPLE GENERATIONS IN MORRIS' FAMILY AS HER GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN WOULD ALSO PLAY WITH THE DOLL WHEN THEY CAME TO VISIT. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003002
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ELASTIC GUN
Date Range From
2000
Date Range To
2005
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20110015000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ELASTIC GUN
Date Range From
2000
Date Range To
2005
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3
Length
13.8
Width
27.3
Description
ELASTIC GUN AND AMMUNITION 1. GUN, ELASTIC. THREE LAYERS STAINED WOOD PISTOL LIKE BODY. TWO DARKER LAYERS SURROUND A LIGHTER COLOUR CENTER WOOD PIECE. THREE WOODEN DOWELS PENETRATE THE LAYERS SECURING BLACK PLASTIC MECHANICAL PARTS. STAMP ON BOTTOM SAYS, “EARL’S WOOD STUFF, COUTS ALBERTA”. 2. ZIP-LOCK BAG IS DISCOLOURED AND CONTAINS SURPLUS ELASTICS. ONE WIDE PURPLE ELASTIC, ONE NARROW RED ELASTIC, AND MANY NARROW TAN ELASTICS.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
GUN WAS USED BY CHRIS MORRISON AROUND 2001 DURING HER TIME SPENT IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK. AS GUNS WERE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE PARK, THESE TOY ELASTIC GUNS WERE USED TO DETER THE GROUND SQUIRRELS THAT WOULD COME NEAR THE CABINS. MORISSON AT TIME OF DONATION SAID, “IT WAS GIVEN TO ME ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO BY A CANADA CUSTOMS OFFICER AND HER HUSBAND FOR USE [IN THE PARK.] THE IDEA WAS I COULD FIRE RUBBER BANDS AT THE COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRRELS WHO INGEST OUR PROPERTY FROM APRIL-AUGUST EVERY YEAR. THESE CRITTERS DIG HOLES AND MAKE A GENERAL MESS AS WELL AS MAKE A LOT OF CHIRPING NOISES AS THEY STAND ON GUARD FOR THE OTHER GROUND SQUIRRELS IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY. THEY ARE PESTS TO US BUT ARE NATIVE TO THE MOUNTAINS. OFTEN THEY BECOME VERY BRAVE AND RUN UP ON OUR DECK AND TRY TO EAT OUR FLOWERS. THE THOUGHT WAS THAT THIS GIFT WOULD BE A LEGAL GSD )GROUND SQUIRREL DETERRENT) THAT WOULD NOT KILL THEM BUT SIMPLY FRIGHTEN THEM AWAY IF NOT FOR GOOD, THEN FOR A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, THE GROUND SQUIRRELS I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HIT(IT’S A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO BE ACCURATE WITH THIS TOY) WERE NOT FRIGHTENED IN THE LEAST. IN FACT, THEY BECAME CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT HIT THEM, GRABBED THE RUBBER BANDS AND TOOK THEM TO THEIR BURROWS. THIS WAS NOT A “GIFT” I ASKED FOR BY ANY MEANS, SO I WAS CERTAINLY SURPRISED. BUT EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG TO OUR WATERTON CABIN GAVE IT A TRY AND INEVITABLY ONE OR TWO GUESTS SHOT EACH OTHER WHEN THE GROUND SQUIRRELS WEREN’T AROUND. WHAT WE ALL LEARNED ONCE AGAIN IS THAT WE SHOULD NEVER ASSUME WE “KNOW” ANIMALS AND THAT WE SHOULD NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THEIR CURIOSITY.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110015000
Acquisition Date
2011-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030049017
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2000
Materials
TIN, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Diameter
6
Description
KALEIDOSCOPE WITH ROTATING CYLINDER. SWIRLY PATTERN DEPICTED ON SURFACE. EYE PIECE IS TIN WITH CLEAN PLASTIC VIEWING HOLE TO SEE OPTIC PATTERNS. TEXT READS " DAVIS NO 1005 KALEIDOSCOPE MANUFACTURED BY H. DAVIS TOY CORP. NEWARK, NEW JERSEY". SMALL TEAR NEAR BASE OF ROTATING CYLINDER. BL, ORANGE, GRN AND YLLW PLASTIC PIECES CREATE MANY VARIATIONS OF DESIGNS.
Subjects
OPTICAL T&E
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR RECALLED HER AUNT ALWAYS HAVING TOYS IN HER HOME IN CASE CHILDREN WERE THERE TO VISIT. DONOR RECALLED PLAYING WITH TOYS WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD AND CLAIMED THAT HER OWN CHILDREN PLAYED WITH THESE TOYS AT SOME POINT. DONOR SAID THE TOYS WERE NOT USED THAT OFTEN BECAUSE DONOR'S AUNT NEVER HAD HER OWN CHILDREN AND DUE TO HER BEING AN "OLD SPINSTER" NOT MANY CHILDREN VISITED HER. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049017
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TINKERTOY
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CARDBOARD, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20030049018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TINKERTOY
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WOOD, CARDBOARD, TIN
No. Pieces
97
Height
24.5
Diameter
9
Description
CYLINDRICAL CARDBOARD CONTAINER WITH TIN TOP AND BASE. CONTAINER DISPLAYS A BOY AND GIRL PLAYING WITH THE TOY. CONTAINER ALSO DISPLAYS IMAGES OF DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN BUILD WITH THE WOOD PARTS. BRIGHT PRIMARY COLOURS ARE USED. TEXT IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH READS "THE ORIGINAL TINKERTOY" , " LITTLE DESIGNER". INSIDE OF CONTAINER CONTAINS VARIOUS WOOD DISKS AND OTHER WOOD ATTACHMENTS.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR RECALLED HER AUNT ALWAYS HAVING TOYS IN HER HOME IN CASE CHILDREN WERE THERE TO VISIT. DONOR RECALLED PLAYING WITH TOYS WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD AND CLAIMED THAT HER OWN CHILDREN PLAYED WITH THESE TOYS AT SOME POINT. DONOR SAID THE TOYS WERE NOT USED THAT OFTEN BECAUSE DONOR'S AUNT NEVER HAD HER OWN CHILDREN AND DUE TO HER BEING AN "OLD SPINSTER" NOT MANY CHILDREN VISITED HER. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049018
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, PLASTIC, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20030051027
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
FAKE FUR, PLASTIC, COTTON
No. Pieces
6
Height
28.0
Length
32.0
Width
16.5
Description
1. 5 PIECES. STUFFED GREY BEAR, IS WEARING A BLUE T-SHIRT. TAG ON BOTTOM OF BEAR READS "THE HERITAGE COLLECTION". T-SHIRT HAS BLACK AND WHITE "LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPT." PATCH ON FRONT. ALSO EMBROIDERED INTO FRONT OF T-SHIRT IS "LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB" LOGO, AND "LETHBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS LOC. 237" LOGO, AND "JIM". AROUND BEAR'S NECK IS A PURPLE VELVET RIBBON TIED IN A BOW AT FRONT. ALSO AROUND BEAR'S NECK IS RED AND SILVER TOY STETHOSCOPE. ALSO INCLUDED WITH BEAR IS A MINIATURE GIFT BAG CONTAINING A BROWN TEDDY BEAR. PRINTED ON GIFT BAG IS "YOU'RE BEARY SPECIAL TO ME". 2. SIGN. 0.3 X 48.6 X 32.7. TRANSLUCENT BROWN PLASTIC SIGN. AT TOP OF SIGN, IN CREAM COLOURED SCRIPT, IS " "JIMMY BEAR" ". BELOW THIS, IN WHITE IS "GIVEN BY AMBULANCE PERSONEL TO YOUNG ACCIDENT VICTIMS AT THE SCENE IN MEMORY OF JIM BERRY FORMER MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS". THERE ARE FOUR HOLES DRILLED IN CORNERS OF SIGN, FOR HANGING.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051027
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES CLAPPER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990029014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES CLAPPER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.1
Diameter
3.1
Description
SHAPED LIKE A HAND, WITH A CYLINDRICAL HANDLE AT THE BASE. CENTER PORTION OF CLAPPER IS WHITE PLASTIC. HINGED TO EITHER SIDE OF HAND SHAPE (AT WRIST) IS AN ADDITIONAL HAND SHAPE - ONE IS BLUE, ONE IS RED. THERE IS A ROUND STICKER ON RED HAND THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE", WITH THE NAME "LOGAN" PRINTED IN INK. IMPRESSED INSIDE BLUE HAND IS "MADE IN CANADA". EMBOSSED ON BOTH SIDES OF WHITE HAND IS "NUTRON EDMONTON (403)468-2732 MISSISSAUGA (416)564-0711".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
IN 1987 THE HURRICANES TEAM WAS PURCHASED FROM CALGARY. BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE HURRICANES, LETHBRIDGE WAS HOME TO THE BRONCOS. IN 1997, THE HURRICANES WON THE WHL CHAMPIONSHIP AND MOVED ON TO PLAY IN THE MEMORIAL CUP, WHICH THEY WON OVER HOST HULL (ONTARIO). THE HURRICANES ARE A COMMUNITY OWNED TEAM WHOSE FOCUS IS TO DEVELOP THE TALENTS OF YOUNG PLAYERS, CREATE A COMPETITIVE TEAM, WHICH IN TURN OFFERS THE COMMUNITY ACCESS TO TOP NOTCH JUNIOR HOCKEY. ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. THIS PARTICULAR ARTIFACT COST THE DONOR $0.50. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029014
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041670
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
12.5
Diameter
9.5
Description
PARASOL IS CONICAL SHAPED UMBRELLA MADES FROM INDIVIDUAL SHAFTS WRAPPED IN PAPER AND HELD TOGETHER WITH THREAD. PINK AND SILVER FOIL CAP IS ON TOP WITH WHITE NYLON TASSEL.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
TOY PARASOL WAS MADE BY LOCAL JAPANESE COMMUNITY PEOPLE FROM CIGARETTE PAPER. LIKELY GIVEN TO FAMILY AS A GIFT. 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
P19970041670
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FUR, LEATHER, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20000029000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
FUR, LEATHER, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.7
Length
55.3
Width
31.1
Description
A STUFFED BEAR WITHIN A SEALED, CLEAR PLASTIC BAG. THE BEAR HAS LIGHT BROWN FUR, AND DARK BROWN LEATHER PADS ON HIS PAWS. UPPER RIGHT HAND PAW HAS THE WORD "ZEDDY" EMBROIDERED IN WHITE ON ONE OF THE PADS. THERE IS A BROWN SCARF AROUND THE NECK OF THE BEAR; SCARF HAS WOOL TASSELS ON ENDS. ATTACHED TO SCARF IS A ROUND BUTTON. THE BUTTON IS WHITE WITH RED PRINT; IT READS "HUG-A-BEAR LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE AND TELEPHONE PIONEERS", AROUND THE PERIMETER. IN THE CENTRE IS THE IMAGE OF A BEAR WEARING A POLICE HAT. THERE IS A NOTE STAPLED TO BAG THAT READS "FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF E.T. WAUTERS" "FOR POLICE DISPLAY CASE NEW BUILDING 1ST CARE BEAR".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BEARS WERE BOUGHT AND DISTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN WHO HAD UNDERGONE SOME TRAUMATIC OR EMERGENCY EXPERIENCE. THE HUG-A-BEAR PROGRAM WAS STARTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE ON JANUARY 19TH, 1990. THE CRITERIA FOR THE POLICE TO GIVE A CHILD A BEAR ARE: " A CHILD BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2-10 YEARS INVOLVED IN: 1)DOMESTIC CIRCUMSTANCES 2)LOST/FOUND CHILDREN 3) MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 4) HOUSE FIRES 5) ANY OTHER SITUATIONS WHERE A CHILD HAS BECOME TRAUMATIZED TO THE EXTENT THAT THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER FEELS THAT A CHILD WOULD BENEFIT BY HAVING A BEAR, CHILDREN INVOLVED IN A SEXUAL ASSAULT WILL NOT BE GIVEN A TEDDY BEAR."
Catalogue Number
P20000029000
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL, BOXED
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010096000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL, BOXED
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2000
Materials
CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
4
Height
55
Length
30
Width
24
Description
1. DOLL, 2PCE, CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD. DOLL PRESENTS BLUE CLOTH KIMONO WITH FLORAL DESIGN. RED WAISTBAND WITH GOLD TIE. DOLL GRASPS DRUM-LIKE OBJECT IN LEFT HAND AND SHOULD HAVE FAN IN RIGHT HAND. OPEN GOLD FAN WITH BLACK HANDLE HAS BECOME DETACHED (GLUE WORN OUT). DOLL IS MOUNTED ON A BLACK LACQUERED BASE. UNFINISHED WOOD PANEL WITH JAPANESE SCRIPT ADHERED TO BASE ON DOLL'S LEFT. 2. BOX, 2PCE, CARDBOARD 60CM X 31CM X 25CM. TOP OF LID AND END OF BASE DISPLAY WHITE AND PURPLE LABEL. TOP LABEL TEXT "OYAMA NINGYOU" AND END LABEL "923-0501" IN ADDITION TO JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR'S HOSTED A 16 Y/O MALE JAPANESE STUDENT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN SUMMER, 1999. STUDENT ATTENDED ENGLISH CLASSES AT THE COLLEGE AND SENT DOLL AS THANK-YOU GIFT AFTER HE RETURNED TO JAPAN. DONOR UNDERSTOOD THAT DOLL REPRESENTED SPIRITUAL ASPECT (PROTECTION). DONOR'S PARENTS WERE EVACUATED TO LETHBRIDGE, FARMING IN COALDALE AREA (MCNALLY) IN FUTURE YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P20010096000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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