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Date Range From
1903
Date Range To
1936
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035071
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1903
Date Range To
1936
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
2.7
Width
1.9
Description
EMBLEM. CONSISTS OF TWO STEMS OF GOLD LEAVES EXTENDING UPWARD AROUND A BLUE LACQUERED CIRCLE. WITHIN THE BORDER OF THE CIRCLE ARE THE WORDS "CANADIAN ENGINEERS". THE MIDDLE OF THE CIRCLE IS LACQUERED WHITE WITH A GOLD BEAVER. ON TOP OF THE CIRCLE IS A GOLD AND RED KING'S CROWN. ON TOP OF THE CROWN IS A GOLD LOOP AND ANOTHER LOOP IS ATTACHED TO THAT.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
BELONGING TO THE CANADIAN ENGINEERS CORP. USED BY CANADIAN ENGINEERS (MILITIA) FROM 1903-1936. THE ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS WAS FORMED IN 1903; BECAME CORPS OF CANADIAN ENGINEERS IN 1932; AND WAS REORGANIZED AS MILITARY ENGINEERS BRANCH CANADIAN FORCES IN 1967. RELATED CATALOGUE # P19990035069-GA. CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE CROSS-REFERENCED COLLECTION DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB AND POSSIBLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH FORMER CLUB MEMBERS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19990035071
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FEATHER, VELVET, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738227000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
FEATHER, VELVET, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
26.0
Description
PINK/PURPLE FEATHER WITH PLASTIC COMB & BLACK VELVET RIBBON SEWN TOGETHER WITH BLACK THREAD. COMB MARKED "TILCO"; "MADE IN U.S.A.".
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: SEARS ROEBUCK CATALOG 1908.
Catalogue Number
P19738227000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
P19840025000.1-.10-GA
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19840025000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19840025000.1-.10-GA
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEAD
No. Pieces
10
Length
2.5
Diameter
2.0
Description
.45 CALIBRE. EACH BULLET HAS THREE CANELLURES AROUND IT'S CIRCUMFERENCE. ALL BULLETS SHOW SIGNS OF BEING FIRED AND IMPACT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FOUND BY DONOR IN 1981 AT THE FORT MACLEOD RODEO GROUNDS. POSSIBLY A NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE TARGET SHOOTING RANGE AREA.
Catalogue Number
P19840025000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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CARTRIDGE, CENTER-FIRE

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Other Name
P19840026000.1-.4-GA
Date Range From
1876
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19840026000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19840026000.1-.4-GA
Date Range From
1876
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
4
Length
4.7
Diameter
1.5
Description
.45 - .75 CALIBRE SIZE. EACH CARTRIDGE HAS BEEN FIRED. DENTS IN VARIOUS SPOTS.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THESE .45/75 CARTRIDGES AND BULLETS FOR THE MODEL 1876 WINCHESTER WERE FOUND IN 1981 BY THE DONOR ON THE FORT MACLEOD RODEO GROUNDS, NEAR THE FORMER SITE OF A NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE TARGET RANGE.
Catalogue Number
P19840026000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19662279000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.3
Diameter
7.5
Description
HAS BEEN FIRED, RIFLE MARKS PRESENT ON COLLAR. EQUIPPED WITH 0-18 SECOND TIMED FUSE. STAMPED ON BASE "15 PL III F S R L". LARGE HOLE DRILLED IN BASE TO REMOVE CHARGE. UPRIGHT ARROW UNDECIPERABLE DATE MARK STAMPED ON SIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR CLAIMS "SHELLS KNOWN AS 15 POUNDERS & USED IN BOER WAR 1898-1901. BROUGHT BACK FROM SOUTH AFRICA BY MY FATHER (MICHAEL BRENNEN) WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE 42ND HIGHLANDERS BLOCK WATCH IMPERIAL ARM V". *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO RETRIEVE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN TO M.J. BRENNEN.
Catalogue Number
P19662279000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
P19662279000-GA
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19662280000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19662279000-GA
Date Range From
1898
Date Range To
1901
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.3
Diameter
7.5
Description
HAS BEEN FIRED, RIFLE MARKS PRESENT ON COLLAR. EQUIPPED WITH 0-18 SECOND TIMED FUSE. STAMPED ON BASE "15 PR.III" "F S" "R.L.". LARGE HOLE DRILLED IN BASE TO REMOVE CHARGE. "UPWARD ARROW" AND UNDECIPHERABLE DATE MARK STAMPED ON SIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR CLAIMS "SHELLS KNOWN AS 15 POUNDERS & USED IN BOER WAR 1898-1901. BROUGHT BACK FROM SOUTH AFRICA BY MY FATHER (MICHAEL BRENNEN) WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE 42ND HIGHLANDERS BLOCK WATCH IMPERIAL ARM V". *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO RETRIEVE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN TO M.J. BRENNEN.
Catalogue Number
P19662280000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CANNON SHOT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19739500000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANNON SHOT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
11.7
Description
SURFACE RUST. NO PARTICULAR MARKS. THIS IS A BALL-TYPE SHOT FOR A MUZZLE-LOADING GUN.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
RECOVERED BY MR. JOLLEP AT A DEPTH OF 3.0 - 3.7 M. IN STREAM GRAVELS IN A CREEK AT BLAIRMORE IN THE CROWSNEST PASS. MR. JOLLEP GAVE SHOT TO DONOR ABOUT 1963.
Catalogue Number
P19739500000
Acquisition Date
1973-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, SILVER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19738174000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BRASS, SILVER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
4.8
Width
1.8
Description
WHITE RHINESTONE IN DRAPED PATTERN. BRASS SETTING WITH TRACES OF SILVERPLATE ON OBVERSE AND REVERSE. 5 STONE MOUNTINGS; 3 WHITE RHINESTONES INTACT. (2 MISSING). DECORATIVE GROOVED AND PEBBLED PATTERN ON OBVERSE. HEAVY WEAR.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19738174000
Acquisition Date
1973
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, COTTON CLOTH, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19693938000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Materials
BUCKSKIN, COTTON CLOTH, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
70
Width
16.5
Description
TRIANGULAR SHAPE, GEOMETRIC BEADWORK, BUCKSKIN FRINGE. BEADS ARE BLUE, WHITE, AMBER, GREEN, RED, & YELLOW. BACKING IS FLORAL PRINT COTTON CLOTH. BEADING IS DONE WITH A LAZY STITCH.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
ATTRIBUTION MAY BE BLACKFOOT OR SIOUX. USE MAY BE EITHER AS A DECORATIVE BREAST PIECE FOR COSTUME, OR AS A TOMAHAWK DROP. STYLE & DESIGN WOULD SUGGEST THE LATTER USE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19693938000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
UMBILICAL CORD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEADS, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641186000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UMBILICAL CORD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BEADS, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.9
Length
14.0
Width
7.3
Description
DORSAL SURFACE BUCKSKIN COVERED WITH GEOMETRIC BEADWORK DESIGN IN BLACK AND WHITE BEADS. VENTRAL SURFACE BUCKSKIN. HANDMADE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR CLAIMS MADE BY SIOUX & TRADED OR GIVEN TO BLOODS. THIS TYPEOF TURTLE UMBILICAL CHARM WORN BY FEMALE CHILDREN (SNAKE CHARMS WORN BY BOYS) UMBILICAL CORDS OF NEW-BORN WERE PLACED IN A BEADED CASE & WORN BY CHILD UNTIL ADOLESCENCE AS PROTECTIVE CHARM. *UPDATE* IN 2014 LOUISE-MARIE CROP EARED WOLF, A MEMBER OF THE KAINAI NATION, AND A FOURTH YEAR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE COMPLETED AN APPLIED STUDIES PROJECT WITH THE COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT AT THE GALT MUSEUM. SHE PHOTOGRAPHED ETHNOGRAPHIC ARTIFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH FIRST NATIONS CULTURES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND WROTE THE FOLLOWING TEXT TO PRESENT HER FOCUSED RESEARCH ON FOUR SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS (P19641186000, P19780209000, P19780208000, AND P19790235000): “I WANT TO DISPLAY THE KAINAI WOMEN BEADED ITEMS FROM THE GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS FOR THEIR ARTISTIC MERIT AND NOT JUST FOR THEIR ETHNOLOGICAL VALUE. THE FOUR ARTIFACTS SELECTED ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF FOUR GENERATIONS OF BEADERS: GRANDMOTHERS, MOTHERS, SISTER, AND DAUGHTERS. THE COLOURS ARE MEANINGFUL AND THE TRADITIONAL SYMBOLS ARE USED THROUGHOUT. THE ADHERENCE TO THE TRADITION, HOWEVER, DOES NOT SUPPRESS ARTISTIC EXPRESSION; THE BEADERS USE A FAIR DEGREE OF CREATIVITY IN THEIR CHOICE OF MATERIALS, SYMBOLS AND COLORS. THE ART OF BEADING IS NOT A “DYING ART” – IT IS THE ARTISTS, ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND IT IS A “LIVING ART”. FOR GENERATIONS, KAINAI WOMEN BEADERS AND CLOTHING DESIGNERS HAVE BEEN MAKING CLOTHING FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. THE BEADED CLOTHING HONOURS THE FAMILY FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT IN A CONTINUOUS CIRCLE OF HONOURING. THE BEADED CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES SUCH AS MOCCASINS, LEGGINGS, AND BELTS, COMMUNICATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY AND ILLUSTRATE HOW TRADITIONS ARE PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS. THE BEADED WORK CONNECTS A BEADING ARTIST TO HER ANCESTORS. EVERY MOTIF, DESIGN, COLOUR OF SEED BEADS, STANDS FOR SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO THE ARTIST’S FAMILY, REFLECTING THE ARTIST’S SURROUNDINGS AND REINFORCING HER CULTURAL VALUES. LEARNING BY OBSERVATION, AN ARTIST PAYS RESPECT TO THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE KAINAI WOMEN BEADERS. THIS IS A PROTECTIVE SYMBOL OF THE TURTLE THAT IS WORN BY CHILDREN INTO THEIR ADOLESCENCE. THE GRANDMOTHER ENCASES THE UMBILICAL CORD IN ELK HIDE THAT IS CUT IN THE SHAPE OF TURTLE FOR GIRLS AND LIZARDS FOR BOYS; BOTH HAVE APPLICATION COLOURED SEED BEADS. THE DESIGN USES CONTRASTING BLACK AND WHITE BEADS TO EMULATE THE SHAPE AND TEXTURE OF THE ANIMAL. THE ITEM IS WORN ON THE BACK OF A DRESS ATTACHED NEAR THE NECK. THE ITEM INSURES THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION FROM INFANCY INTO ADULTHOOD." *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641186000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
EAGLE CLAW
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
EAGLE CLAWS, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19641191000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EAGLE CLAW
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
EAGLE CLAWS, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.4
Width
8.4
Description
4 TIERED PENDANT, JOINED BY 2 STRIPS OF SEEDS BETWEEN EACH TIER, ORANGE, LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE BEADS COVER THE JOINT BETWEEN THE EAGLE CLAWS BETWEEN EACH TIE. 1 STRING IS BROKEN. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641191000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HOLY WOMAN (TRADITIONAL)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, LACE, GLASS BEADS, SINEW, DENTALIUM SHELL,RAWHIDE, HUMAN HAIR
Catalogue Number
P19641192000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOLY WOMAN (TRADITIONAL)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, LACE, GLASS BEADS, SINEW, DENTALIUM SHELL,RAWHIDE, HUMAN HAIR
No. Pieces
1
Description
4.5 CM CIRCUMFERENCE. BLACK GLASS BEADS & DENTALIUM SHELL BEADS STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN THONG. HUMAN HAIR PENDANT WRAPPED WITH RAWHIDE & SINEW ATTACHED TO NECK THONG. 7 BLACK BEADS. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE - BLACKFOOT ORIGIN. WORN BY BLACKFOOT HOLY WOMAN DURING SUN DANCE CEREMONY. NECKLACE IS 1 OF THE TRADITIONAL PIECES OFHOLY WOMAN'S REGALIA. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641192000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
COWERY SHELL
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SHELL
Catalogue Number
P19641193000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COWERY SHELL
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
SHELL
No. Pieces
1
Description
17.0 CM (CIRCUMFERENCE) COWERY SHELLS STRUNG ON FISHING LINE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PROBABLY A TRADE ITEM FROM WEST COAST TO PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641193000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BEAD & PHALANGE
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEADS, DEER PHALANGES
Catalogue Number
P19641194000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEAD & PHALANGE
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BEADS, DEER PHALANGES
No. Pieces
1
Length
45.8
Description
NECKLACE COMPOSED OF BLUE & WHITE BEADS WITH A PHALANGE AT EVERY 9 BEAD, STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE, PROBABLY BLACKFOOT ORIGIN. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641194000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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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
  1 image  
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
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Other Name
CHARM NECKLACE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
"BUFFALO STONE", BUCKSKIN, ERMINE SKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738057000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHARM NECKLACE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
"BUFFALO STONE", BUCKSKIN, ERMINE SKIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Length
7.6
Width
3.2
Description
BUFFALO STONE MEDICINE CHARM, SUSPENDED IN A FRINGED BUCKSKIN CASE & BUCKSKIN NECK THONG. NECK THONG TRIMMED WITH ERMINE SKIN.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE, LIKELY OF BLACKFOOT ORIGIN. CHARMS OF THIS SORT WERE USED FOR VARIOUS FORMS OF PROTECTIVE MAGIC. THIS BUFFALO STOMACH STONE CHARM PROBABLY PROVIDED THE WEARER WITH SUFFICIENT "POWER" TO BECOME A GOOD BUFFALO HUNTER.
Catalogue Number
P19738057000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BUFFALO STONE CHARM
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
Catalogue Number
P19739142000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUFFALO STONE CHARM
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
No. Pieces
1
Length
7.6
Width
5.4
Description
CALCIUM DEPOSIT ON STONE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. BUFFALO STONE MEDICINE CHARMS OF THIS SORT WERE USED FOR VARIOUS FORMS OF MAGIC. THIS "BUFFALO STOMACH STONE" CHARM PROBABLY PROVIDED THE WEARER WITH ENOUGH MEDICINE TO BECOME A GOOD HUNTER.
Catalogue Number
P19739142000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
OTTER'S TEETH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OTTER TEETH, GOLD PLATE, STRING
Catalogue Number
P19651759000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OTTER'S TEETH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Materials
OTTER TEETH, GOLD PLATE, STRING
No. Pieces
4
Length
33.0
Width
2.2
Description
TEETH ARE ARRANGED IN ROWS OF 4 SEPARATED BY GOLD PIECES. NECKLACE IS BROKEN, SEVERAL TEETH ARE LOOSE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. STRINGS HOLDING TEETH ARE FRAYED AND BROKEN. ONE GOLD LINK UNLIKE OTHERS -- REPLACEMENT?
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR, MRS. MCNABB BELIEVES ARTIFACT DATES TO 1906. 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 NECKLACE. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19651759000
Acquisition Date
1965-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER PLATE, CHAIN
Catalogue Number
P19662234000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
SILVER PLATE, CHAIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
37.5
Description
HORSESHOE CHARM AND SCENT BOX ATTACHED TO NECKLACE. HALLMARKS IN SCENT BOX. G, DP IN A BOX, B AND A HORSE SHAPE BOX WITH DP IN IT AND AN ANCHOR DESIGN. TRANSLUCENT PURPLE SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES AND PEARLS SET IN CHAIN. SCENT BOX HAS GOLD PLATED INTERIOR AND NICKEL PLATED EXTERIOR WITH SCROLL DESIGNS. SCENT BOX AND HORSESHOE ARE DETACHABLE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY HENRY ARTHUR SHOOBERT. NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE ARTIFACTS WAS DISCOVERED, BUT AN OBITUARY FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON FEBRUARY 27, 1981 PROVIDES THIS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE DONOR: "BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN ENGLAND, THE LATE MR. SHOOBERT CAME TO CANADA IN 1991 TO WINNIPEG AND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1921 WHERE HE HAS RESIDED UNTIL HIS PASSING. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS, LIFE MEMBER OF ANAF, AND A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE ELKS CLUB." CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19662390000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A NECKLACE DONATED BY H. A. SHOOBERT. IN 2018, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH HENRY ARTHUR SHOOBERT'S SON, WESTLEY (WES) SHOOBERT REGARDING
THE DONATION. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19662234000
Acquisition Date
1966-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BEADED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19738258000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
14.6
Width
5.1
Description
GLASS BEADS. SOLID BEADWORK SHOWING A RAMPANT LION WITH CROWN. BLUE, RED, YELLOW, BLACK, WHITE, GREEN BEADS.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
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
P19738258000
Acquisition Date
1973-05
Collection
Museum
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