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Date Range From
1941
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, RHINESTONE
Catalogue Number
P20160044005
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1941
Date Range To
1985
Materials
METAL, RHINESTONE
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.1
Length
2.5
Width
0.9
Description
A-B: PAIR OF GOLD-COLOURED COSTUME JEWELRY EARRINGS. CRESENT-SHAPED, CURVING OUT TO FRONT. WHITE RHINESTONES SET IN GOLD-COLOURED METAL VERTICALLY DOWN CURVE OF EARRING. SCREW-ON CLASP AT BACK. FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION: BOTTOM RHINESTONE MISSING OFF COMPONENT A AND SECOND FROM THE TOP RHINESTONE MISSING OFF B. METAL MODERATELY WORN/SCUFFED.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
LEISURE
PERSONAL CARE
History
THE LATE ALICE PEARL HUMMEL (13 JUNE 1922 – 7 APRIL 2016) PERFORMED AS PART OF THE “ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA” ALONGSIDE HER SISTERS – FLORENCE JEANNETTE MCINTOSH (MAY 1917 – 18 MARCH 1999), MARIE EVELYN POPSON (C.1921 - 8 MARCH 2008) AND RUTH GINZER (C. 1926 - D. 2016). THE FOUR DAUGHTERS WERE BORN TO PARENTS, MARTIN EDWARD ANDERSON AND IDA JOHANNA ANDERSON (NEE JOHNSON). THE BAND WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR THAT SAW GREAT SUCCESS IN THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA REGION. ALICE’S DAUGHTERS, ELEANOR SMITH AND RUTH HUMMEL, HONOURED THEIR MOTHER’S WISHES TO DONATE A NUMBER OF HER EFFECTS FROM HER TIME WITH LETHBRIDGE BAND TO THE MUSEUM. IN 2016 DECEMBER 16, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DAUGHTERS ABOUT THE DONATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT EXCHANGE. OF THESE EARRINGS, RUTH RECALLED, “I KNOW THAT THESE WERE WORN WHEN THEY WERE PERFORMING. IF THEY WERE DRESSED ALIKE, THEY USUALLY HAD THE SAME JEWELRY AS WELL.” BOTH RUTH AND ELEANOR RECALLED THE EARRINGS BEING WORN BY THEIR MOTHER UP UNTIL THE 1980S. THE JEWELRY THE SISTERS WORE DURING THE PERFORMANCES “SHOWED A LOT OF USE,” RUTH EXPLAINED. “OTHER ONES REPLACED [OLDER PAIRS AS THEY WORE OUT] AND THEY WERE JUST SET ASIDE.” “ALL [THE SISTERS] LOVED TO DRESS UP. THERE WERE SOME OUTFITS THEY HAD THAT ACTUALLY HAVE GONE DOWN THROUGH FAMILY MEMBERS. HER GRANDDAUGHTER HAS A BEAUTIFUL FORMAL THAT [EACH SISTER] HAD. WHEN THEY DRESSED UP, THEY [REALLY] DRESSED UP. IT WAS WITH BRILLIANT, SHINY, BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY,” RUTH REMEMBERED. THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS AS TOLD BY DONORS ELEANOR SMITH AND RUTH HUMMEL IN THE 2016 INTERVIEW: “[THE ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA WAS] THE LONGEST RUNNING GROUP AT WATERTON LAKES PAVILION … [WHERE THEY PLAYED] FOR FIVE YEARS STRAIGHT,” ELEANOR EXPLAINED, “IN ADDITION TO DOING ALL KINDS OF OTHER THINGS, THEY WERE CONSTANTLY TRAVELLING [AND] WE HAVE THE RECORDINGS OF THAT.” RUTH ADDED, “THEY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM MONITOR (SASK). IN THE DIRTY 30S, WHEN THINGS GOT BAD FOR A LOT OF FARMS, THEY FOUND A WAY TO HAVE MUSIC LESSONS AND…PLAY FOR LOCAL DANCES. [ULTIMATELY, THE FAMILY] DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FARM AND HEADED OUT IN THE DIRECTION OF LETHBRIDGE (VIA DRUMHELLER). IT WAS TOUGH TIMES FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE 30S IN ALBERTA, BUT THE GIRLS, WITH THE TALENT THEY HAD, … HAD A WAY OUT…THEY COULD DO A LOT WHEN THEY STUCK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. AND THEN THE ORCHESTRA REALLY CAME OUT OF THAT...” THE OBITUARY OF DONORS’ GRANDFATHER, MARTIN ANDERSON, (PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, 1981) STATES THE FAMILY ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940. “THEY WERE SERIOUS MUSICIANS - VERY HUMBLE AND VERY QUIET,” RUTH CONTINUED, “[AS FAR AS PROMOTING THE BAND,] THAT WAS MORE GRANDPA’S JOB. WHEN IT CAME TO MUSIC, IT WAS A GIFT THEY PASSED ON - IN THE LATE ‘30S, ‘40S AND INTO THE ‘50S A BIT – [AND] IT WAS SOMETHING THEY FELT REALLY PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. [DURING] THE WAR YEARS, [THEY PLAYED FOR] THE ARMY BASES THAT WERE ALL CLOSE HERE AND [THEY WERE] A PART OF THAT HISTORY.” “[THEY WERE] ON THE ROAD 6 DAYS A WEEK [WITH THEIR CAR AND TRAILER]… PLAYING NOT JUST IN LETHBRIDGE [BUT] FAR REACHING OVER IN B.C., THE NORTHERN STATES, AND QUITE FAR NORTH IN ALBERTA. SO THEY WERE A REAL PART OF THINGS AND WORKED REAL HARD. I THINK IT’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE MUSIC HISTORY IN ALBERTA. THEY WERE, AFTER THE ANDERSON SISTERS [BAND WAS FINISHED], PROUD TO TAKE [MUSIC] INTO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY WERE TEACHERS AND STILL PERFORMERS EVEN PAST THE FOUR OF THEM BEING TOGETHER.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL MEMORIES OF THE SISTERS PERFORMING TOGETHER, RUTH ANSWERED, “WELL ELEANOR WOULD HAVE BEEN A TODDLER, MYSELF AS WELL, THE LAST FEW TIMES THAT THEY PERFORMED AS THE ANDERSON SISTERS IN THAT ERA. BUT GROWING UP THROUGH THE YEARS, THERE WASN’T A TIME WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER AS A FAMILY WHERE WE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF MUSIC. THEY WOULD PLAY FOR US [AND] THEY WERE CALLED BACK SOMETIMES TO PERFORM AT COMMUNITY EVENTS… THE LAST ONE THAT I RECALL WAS SOMETHING IN GRANUM FOR AN ELKS 5OTH ANNIVERSARY IN GRANUM…THAT WAS THE LAST TIME PUBLICLY I REMEMBER.” THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM A HISTORY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 24 MAY 2003 TITLED, “SISTER ACT: SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S SWINGIN’ ANDERSON SISTERS WERE ALL THE RAGE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.” “IT WAS THE ERA OF SWUNG, OF MUSIC WITH MEMORABLE LYRICS, AND OF DANCE. IT WAS ALSO THE TIME OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE HEYDAY OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS, AND LITERALLY EVERY TOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WAS SWINGING AND SWAYING TO THE SOUNDS OF FLORENCE, MARIE, ALICE, AND RUTH." "DUBBED THE FOUR MAIDS OF MELODY BY CJOC RADIO…" THE ARTICLE CONTINUED, "[THE SISTERS] WERE THE TOAST OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S DANCE HALLS." INTERVIEWED FOR THE ARTICLE WAS ONE OF THE SISTERS, MARIE POPSON. SHE WAS QUOTED, "WE PLAYED THE TRIANON A LOT, THE OLD BUCKET OF BLOOD. THEY CALLED IT THAT BECAUSE IT WAS DURING THE WAR AND THERE WERE A LOT OF FIGHTS. PRIOR TO AND AFTER THE TRIANON WAS OK, BUT IT WAS REAL LIVELY DURING THE WAR… THE CROWDS [THERE] WERE SO LARGE THEY WERE AFRAID THE FLOOR WOULD WEAKEN… THE DANCE FLOOR WAS ON THE SECOND STORY OF THE BUILDING." THE ARTICLE EXPLAINED, "FLORENCE WAS THE ELDEST OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS AND AS SUCH WAS THE BAND’S LEADER. [SHE] PLAYED THE SAXOPHONE AND THE PIANO. MARIE… PLAYED THE PIANO AND ALICE PLAYED THE SAXOPHONE AND CLARINET. RUTH, 'THE BABY,' … PLAYED THE DRUMS, CLARINET AND TRUMPET." THE ARTICLE READS, "'RUTH STARTED PLAYING THE DRUMS AT AGE 11 AND LATER SHE COULD HANDLE THE DRUMMING WITH HER FEET AND PLAY THE TRUMPET AT THE SAME TIME FOR SOME OF OUR NUMBERS,’ SAYS MARIE WITH A TWIRL OF THE HAND. ‘FLO AND ALICE WERE OUR MAIN SINGERS AND I MADE UP THE TRIO SOMETIMES. RUTH DIDN’T SING. WHEN WE SANG AS A TRIO RUTH WOULD PLAY THE PIANO. ALICE WOULD ALSO SING SOLO. WE PLAYED ALL THE POPULAR MUSIC OF THE DAY AND OLD-TIME MUSIC AS WELL… MY SISTERS COULD ALSO PLAY THAT FAST-PACED SQUARE DANCE MUSIC ON THE SAX, AND THAT WAS SOMETHING. WE PLAYED WALTZES, POLKAS AND EVERYTHING… YOU NAME IT, WE PLAYED IT... OUR THEME SONG WAS BREEZING ALONG WITH THE BREEZE BUT MY FAVOURITE HAD TO BE SIDE BY SIDE, WHICH WE WERE AS A GROUP. WE WERE VERY CLOSE.'" THAT ARTICLE STATES THAT MARTIN AND IDA HAD EIGHT DAUGHTERS, IN FACT, BUT ONLY FOUR LIVED TO BECOME TEENAGERS. THE FOUR SURVIVING SISTERS BEGAN THEIR MUSICAL EDUCATION AT AN EARLY AGE, ALL BEGINNING WITH PIANO. THEY BEGAN PLAYING FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF EVENTS NEAR MONITOR, WHERE THEY WERE BORN. WHILE FLORENCE WAS WITH THE ALL GIRLS BAND IN CALGARY, THE THREE YOUNGER SISTERS FORMED THEIR OWN ORCHESTRA, MAKING THEIR DEBUT IN 1937. THE FOLLOWING YEAR, AFTER FLORENCE’S RETURN, THE ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA WAS FORMED. UPON ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940, THEY AUDITIONED FOR THE CJOC RADIO STATION. THE ARTICLE STATES, “FOUR DAYS LATER THEY WERE ON THE AIR, LIVE, ON THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPER PROGRAM HEARD THREE TIMES A WEEK. THEY WERE ALSO ON THE AIR MONDAY NIGHTS FROM 9:15 TO 9:30 PM.” A NOTE THAT CAME WITH THE DONATION SAYS THE WEEKLY SHOW WITH CJOC WAS “BROADCAST LIVE ‘FROM HIGH ATOP THE MARQUIS HOTEL.’” BACK IN THE 2016 INTERVIEW AT THE MUSEUM, ALICE’S DAUGHTER ELEANOR COMMENTS ON THE BAND’S LEGACY. “I VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPITAL [AND PLAY THE PIANO]. I USUALLY HAVE SENIORS INVOLVED THERE… AND WHEN I MENTION MY MOM’S NAME OR MY AUNT’S NAME, THEY REMEMBER DANCING TO THE ANDERSON SISTERS. SO, YOU KNOW, EVEN IN THIS DAY AND AGE, [PEOPLE] REMEMBER HOW MUCH FUN THEY HAD. [IT SHOWS] HOW RESPECTED THEY WERE AND I FIND THAT [BACKGROUND] JUST THRILLING.” “[MUSIC] WAS THEIR LIVELIHOOD,” RUTH ILLUMINATED, “SO [IT] WAS DRIVING THEM [THROUGH] TOUGH TIMES (SUCH AS THE DEPRESSION IN ALBERTA). THE GIRLS TOGETHER [WITH] THE TALENT THEY HAD, HAD A WAY OUT, WHERE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAD SOME BIGGER STRUGGLES. AND IT WAS THE TALENT IN THEM BEING TOGETHER. THEY COULD DO A LOT WHEN THEY STUCK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND CLIPPINGS ABOUT THE ANDERSON SISTERS AND THEIR SHOWS, AND FAMILY OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160044005
Acquisition Date
2016-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1941
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20160044006
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1941
Date Range To
1985
Materials
METAL, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
5
Width
0.6
Description
SILVER AND BLACK OVAL BROOCH; 3 RAISED SILVER METAL LINES (LIKE A STAFF ON SHEET MUSIC) HORIZONTALLY ACROSS BROOCH WITH A SILVER SIXTEENTH NOTE SET ON TOP OF THE LINES. BACKGROUND IS COATED IN MATTE BLACK VARNISH. GOOD CONDITION: BLACK PAINT PRESENT ON SILVER METAL IN A COUPLE OF SPOTS. SLIGHT LOSS OF VARNISH IN SOME PLACES ON FRONT OF BROOCH.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
LEISURE
PERSONAL CARE
History
THE LATE ALICE PEARL HUMMEL (13 JUNE 1922 – 7 APRIL 2016) PERFORMED AS PART OF THE “ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA” ALONGSIDE HER SISTERS – FLORENCE JEANNETTE MCINTOSH (MAY 1917 – 18 MARCH 1999), MARIE EVELYN POPSON (C.1921 - 8 MARCH 2008) AND RUTH GINZER (C. 1926 - D. 2016). THE FOUR DAUGHTERS WERE BORN TO PARENTS, MARTIN EDWARD ANDERSON AND IDA JOHANNA ANDERSON (NEE JOHNSON). THE BAND WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR THAT SAW GREAT SUCCESS IN THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA REGION. ALICE’S DAUGHTERS, ELEANOR SMITH AND RUTH HUMMEL, HONOURED THEIR MOTHER’S WISHES TO DONATE A NUMBER OF HER EFFECTS FROM HER TIME WITH LETHBRIDGE BAND TO THE MUSEUM. THE ANDERSON SISTERS HAD MATCHING UNIFORMS THEY WOULD OFTEN WEAR FOR PERFORMANCES, WHICH INCLUDED PIECES SUCH AS THIS BROOCH. IN 2016 DECEMBER 16, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DAUGHTERS ABOUT THE DONATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT EXCHANGE. RUTH EXPLAINED, “IF THEY WERE DRESSED ALIKE, THEY USUALLY HAD THE SAME JEWELRY AS WELL.” BOTH RUTH AND ELEANOR RECALLED THE BROOCH BEING WORN BY THEIR MOTHER UP UNTIL THE 1980S. THE JEWELRY THE SISTERS WORE DURING THE PERFORMANCES “SHOWED A LOT OF USE,” RUTH EXPLAINED. “OTHER ONES REPLACED [OLDER PAIRS AS THEY WORE OUT] AND THEY WERE JUST SET ASIDE.” “ALL [THE SISTERS] LOVED TO DRESS UP. THERE WERE SOME OUTFITS THEY HAD THAT ACTUALLY HAVE GONE DOWN THROUGH FAMILY MEMBERS. HER GRANDDAUGHTER HAS A BEAUTIFUL FORMAL THAT [EACH SISTER] HAD. WHEN THEY DRESSED UP, THEY [REALLY] DRESSED UP. IT WAS WITH BRILLIANT, SHINY, BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY,” RUTH REMEMBERED. THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS AS TOLD BY DONORS ELEANOR SMITH AND RUTH HUMMEL IN THE 2016 INTERVIEW: “[THE ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA WAS] THE LONGEST RUNNING GROUP AT WATERTON LAKES PAVILION … [WHERE THEY PLAYED] FOR FIVE YEARS STRAIGHT,” ELEANOR EXPLAINED, “IN ADDITION TO DOING ALL KINDS OF OTHER THINGS, THEY WERE CONSTANTLY TRAVELLING [AND] WE HAVE THE RECORDINGS OF THAT.” RUTH ADDED, “THEY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM MONITOR (SASK). IN THE DIRTY 30S, WHEN THINGS GOT BAD FOR A LOT OF FARMS, THEY FOUND A WAY TO HAVE MUSIC LESSONS AND…PLAY FOR LOCAL DANCES. [ULTIMATELY, THE FAMILY] DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FARM AND HEADED OUT IN THE DIRECTION OF LETHBRIDGE (VIA DRUMHELLER). IT WAS TOUGH TIMES FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE 30S IN ALBERTA, BUT THE GIRLS, WITH THE TALENT THEY HAD, … HAD A WAY OUT…THEY COULD DO A LOT WHEN THEY STUCK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. AND THEN THE ORCHESTRA REALLY CAME OUT OF THAT...” THE OBITUARY OF DONORS’ GRANDFATHER, MARTIN ANDERSON, (PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, 1981) STATES THE FAMILY ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940. “THEY WERE SERIOUS MUSICIANS - VERY HUMBLE AND VERY QUIET,” RUTH CONTINUED, “[AS FAR AS PROMOTING THE BAND,] THAT WAS MORE GRANDPA’S JOB. WHEN IT CAME TO MUSIC, IT WAS A GIFT THEY PASSED ON - IN THE LATE ‘30S, ‘40S AND INTO THE ‘50S A BIT – [AND] IT WAS SOMETHING THEY FELT REALLY PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. [DURING] THE WAR YEARS, [THEY PLAYED FOR] THE ARMY BASES THAT WERE ALL CLOSE HERE AND [THEY WERE] A PART OF THAT HISTORY.” “[THEY WERE] ON THE ROAD 6 DAYS A WEEK [WITH THEIR CAR AND TRAILER]… PLAYING NOT JUST IN LETHBRIDGE [BUT] FAR REACHING OVER IN B.C., THE NORTHERN STATES, AND QUITE FAR NORTH IN ALBERTA. SO THEY WERE A REAL PART OF THINGS AND WORKED REAL HARD. I THINK IT’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE MUSIC HISTORY IN ALBERTA. THEY WERE, AFTER THE ANDERSON SISTERS [BAND WAS FINISHED], PROUD TO TAKE [MUSIC] INTO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY WERE TEACHERS AND STILL PERFORMERS EVEN PAST THE FOUR OF THEM BEING TOGETHER.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL MEMORIES OF THE SISTERS PERFORMING TOGETHER, RUTH ANSWERED, “WELL ELEANOR WOULD HAVE BEEN A TODDLER, MYSELF AS WELL, THE LAST FEW TIMES THAT THEY PERFORMED AS THE ANDERSON SISTERS IN THAT ERA. BUT GROWING UP THROUGH THE YEARS, THERE WASN’T A TIME WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER AS A FAMILY WHERE WE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF MUSIC. THEY WOULD PLAY FOR US [AND] THEY WERE CALLED BACK SOMETIMES TO PERFORM AT COMMUNITY EVENTS… THE LAST ONE THAT I RECALL WAS SOMETHING IN GRANUM FOR AN ELKS 5OTH ANNIVERSARY IN GRANUM…THAT WAS THE LAST TIME PUBLICLY I REMEMBER.” THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM A HISTORY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 24 MAY 2003 TITLED, “SISTER ACT: SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S SWINGIN’ ANDERSON SISTERS WERE ALL THE RAGE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.” “IT WAS THE ERA OF SWUNG, OF MUSIC WITH MEMORABLE LYRICS, AND OF DANCE. IT WAS ALSO THE TIME OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE HEYDAY OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS, AND LITERALLY EVERY TOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WAS SWINGING AND SWAYING TO THE SOUNDS OF FLORENCE, MARIE, ALICE, AND RUTH." "DUBBED THE FOUR MAIDS OF MELODY BY CJOC RADIO…" THE ARTICLE CONTINUED, "[THE SISTERS] WERE THE TOAST OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S DANCE HALLS." INTERVIEWED FOR THE ARTICLE WAS ONE OF THE SISTERS, MARIE POPSON. SHE WAS QUOTED, "WE PLAYED THE TRIANON A LOT, THE OLD BUCKET OF BLOOD. THEY CALLED IT THAT BECAUSE IT WAS DURING THE WAR AND THERE WERE A LOT OF FIGHTS. PRIOR TO AND AFTER THE TRIANON WAS OK, BUT IT WAS REAL LIVELY DURING THE WAR… THE CROWDS [THERE] WERE SO LARGE THEY WERE AFRAID THE FLOOR WOULD WEAKEN… THE DANCE FLOOR WAS ON THE SECOND STORY OF THE BUILDING." THE ARTICLE EXPLAINED, "FLORENCE WAS THE ELDEST OF THE ANDERSON SISTERS AND AS SUCH WAS THE BAND’S LEADER. [SHE] PLAYED THE SAXOPHONE AND THE PIANO. MARIE… PLAYED THE PIANO AND ALICE PLAYED THE SAXOPHONE AND CLARINET. RUTH, 'THE BABY,' … PLAYED THE DRUMS, CLARINET AND TRUMPET." THE ARTICLE READS, "'RUTH STARTED PLAYING THE DRUMS AT AGE 11 AND LATER SHE COULD HANDLE THE DRUMMING WITH HER FEET AND PLAY THE TRUMPET AT THE SAME TIME FOR SOME OF OUR NUMBERS,’ SAYS MARIE WITH A TWIRL OF THE HAND. ‘FLO AND ALICE WERE OUR MAIN SINGERS AND I MADE UP THE TRIO SOMETIMES. RUTH DIDN’T SING. WHEN WE SANG AS A TRIO RUTH WOULD PLAY THE PIANO. ALICE WOULD ALSO SING SOLO. WE PLAYED ALL THE POPULAR MUSIC OF THE DAY AND OLD-TIME MUSIC AS WELL… MY SISTERS COULD ALSO PLAY THAT FAST-PACED SQUARE DANCE MUSIC ON THE SAX, AND THAT WAS SOMETHING. WE PLAYED WALTZES, POLKAS AND EVERYTHING… YOU NAME IT, WE PLAYED IT... OUR THEME SONG WAS BREEZING ALONG WITH THE BREEZE BUT MY FAVOURITE HAD TO BE SIDE BY SIDE, WHICH WE WERE AS A GROUP. WE WERE VERY CLOSE.'" THAT ARTICLE STATES THAT MARTIN AND IDA HAD EIGHT DAUGHTERS, IN FACT, BUT ONLY FOUR LIVED TO BECOME TEENAGERS. THE FOUR SURVIVING SISTERS BEGAN THEIR MUSICAL EDUCATION AT AN EARLY AGE, ALL BEGINNING WITH PIANO. THEY BEGAN PLAYING FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF EVENTS NEAR MONITOR, WHERE THEY WERE BORN. WHILE FLORENCE WAS WITH THE ALL GIRLS BAND IN CALGARY, THE THREE YOUNGER SISTERS FORMED THEIR OWN ORCHESTRA, MAKING THEIR DEBUT IN 1937. THE FOLLOWING YEAR, AFTER FLORENCE’S RETURN, THE ANDERSON SISTERS ORCHESTRA WAS FORMED. UPON ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940, THEY AUDITIONED FOR THE CJOC RADIO STATION. THE ARTICLE STATES, “FOUR DAYS LATER THEY WERE ON THE AIR, LIVE, ON THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPER PROGRAM HEARD THREE TIMES A WEEK. THEY WERE ALSO ON THE AIR MONDAY NIGHTS FROM 9:15 TO 9:30 PM.” A NOTE THAT CAME WITH THE DONATION SAYS THE WEEKLY SHOW WITH CJOC WAS “BROADCAST LIVE ‘FROM HIGH ATOP THE MARQUIS HOTEL.’” BACK IN THE 2016 INTERVIEW AT THE MUSEUM, ALICE’S DAUGHTER ELEANOR COMMENTS ON THE BAND’S LEGACY. “I VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPITAL [AND PLAY THE PIANO]. I USUALLY HAVE SENIORS INVOLVED THERE… AND WHEN I MENTION MY MOM’S NAME OR MY AUNT’S NAME, THEY REMEMBER DANCING TO THE ANDERSON SISTERS. SO, YOU KNOW, EVEN IN THIS DAY AND AGE, [PEOPLE] REMEMBER HOW MUCH FUN THEY HAD. [IT SHOWS] HOW RESPECTED THEY WERE AND I FIND THAT [BACKGROUND] JUST THRILLING.” “[MUSIC] WAS THEIR LIVELIHOOD,” RUTH ILLUMINATED, “SO [IT] WAS DRIVING THEM [THROUGH] TOUGH TIMES (SUCH AS THE DEPRESSION IN ALBERTA). THE GIRLS TOGETHER [WITH] THE TALENT THEY HAD, HAD A WAY OUT, WHERE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAD SOME BIGGER STRUGGLES. AND IT WAS THE TALENT IN THEM BEING TOGETHER. THEY COULD DO A LOT WHEN THEY STUCK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND CLIPPINGS ABOUT THE ANDERSON SISTERS AND THEIR SHOWS, AND FAMILY OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160044006
Acquisition Date
2016-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
AVON COSTUME JEWELRY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20080015000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AVON COSTUME JEWELRY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1980
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Diameter
2.4
Description
SILVER-COLOURED METAL RING, FAKE PEARL BORDERED BY LEAF DESIGN, LEAVES SET WITH SEQUINS. "AVON" STAMP ON INSIDE OF RING. RING DEFORMED AND HEAVILY SOILED.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
KRIS BUTLER FOUND THE RING ON MAY 8TH, 2008, WHILE METAL DETECTING IN HIS BACKYARD (322 COLUMBIA BLVD. W.), IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THE RING WAS BURIED UNDER THREE INCHES OF SOIL. BUTLER HAD JUST MOVED TO THE NEW LOCATION, AND MAKES A HABIT OF DETECTING EACH NEW HOME HE MOVES TO. THROUGH METAL DETECTING FORUMS AND HIS OWN RESEARCH, BUTLER CONCLUDED THAT THE RING IS AN AVON'S COSTUME JEWELRY RING, AND WOULD HAVE BEEN USED AS EARLY AS THE 1920S. BUTLER HAS BEEN METAL DETECTING SINCE 2006. HIS INTEREST IN DETECTING IS THE DISCOVERY OF LOST ITEMS OF HISTORICAL AND MONETARY VALUE. BUTLER'S DECISION TO DONATE THE RING WAS RELATED TO HIS DESIRE TO REINVIGORATE INTEREST IN LOCAL HISTORY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20080015000
Acquisition Date
2008-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TALON
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TALON CLAW, METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030049020
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TALON
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2003
Materials
TALON CLAW, METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
7.5
Width
3.5
Description
TALON CLAW BROOCH WITH YELLW PLASTIC STONE. TALON IS MOUNTED IN METAL THAT FEATURES A MOOSE HEAD WITH ANTLERS. ANTLERS ARE ATTACHED TO IMITATION STONE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, IRIS STEWART. DONOR CLAIMED IT WAS A SCOTTISH BROOCH LINKED TO HER AUNTS SCOTTISH BACKGROUND AND FOUND IT IN HER JEWELRY BOX AFTER HER AUNT PASSED AWAY. MS STEWART WAS KNOWN TO HAVE A GREAT INTEREST IN HER GENEALOGY SPENDING MANY HOURS IN RESEARCHING IT AT THE GALT ARCHIVES. DONOR BELIEVED THIS BROOCH WAS TO BE WORN ON A PLAID SKIRT OR SHAWL. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049020
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20000018018
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BRASS, GLASS
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.6
Length
2.3
Width
0.3
Description
3 IDENTICAL BRASS BARS. INSET INTO THE TOP OF EACH BAR ARE 7 CLEAR GLASS GEMS. THE BARS NARROW AT THE BOTTOM WHERE EACH HAS 7 SMALL HOLES.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
USE OF ITEMS UNKNOWN; POSSIBLY PINNED INTO HAIR OR ONTO CLOTHES OR SHOES. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY. *UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018018
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"CONDUCTOR"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20020081002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"CONDUCTOR"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
ALUMINUM, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
3.8
Width
1.1
Description
SILVER PIN WITH DARK BLUE ENAMEL. PIN IS RECTANGULAR WITH ROUNDED CORNERS. ON FRONT OF PIN IS THE WORD "CONDUCTOR" IN SILVER ON A DARK BLUE BACKGROUND. ON BACK IS A STRAIGHT PIN AND CLASP.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20020081002
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20010079002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.6
Length
5.1
Width
1.6
Description
EARRINGS ARE SILVER METAL, AND BLUE. THE TOP OF THE EARRING IS CIRCULAR WITH SMALL HOLES AROUND THE PERIMETER. THERE IS A SMALL BLUE CIRCULAR PIECE ON THE FRONT OF THE EARRINGS' MAIN PORTION. THERE ARE FIVE DANGLING STRANDS THAT HAVE BLUE PIECES IN THE CENTER.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR UNSURE OF HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20010079002
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041083
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
2.1
Length
8.7
Width
6.3
Description
RECTANGULAR WOODEN BOX OPENS IN HALF. LID JAPANESE WRITING DOWN LEFT SIDE AND LEFT SIDE IS SPLIT. JAPANESE WRITING WITH RED SEAL ALSO ON INSIDE OF LID. BOTTOM HAS BLACK CLOTH COVERING ON INSIDE. HAND PRINTED JAPANESE CHARACTERS ARE ON BOTTOM OF BOX ALSO. BROOCH IS OVAL WITH GREEN FACE. FACE OF BROOCH IS BRASS BASE WITH MILKY GREEN INK BENEATH PLASTIC COVERING. BACK OF BROOCH IS MADE FROM STAINLESS STEEL AND HAS SAFETY PIN CLASP.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
COMMEMORATIVE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO MAY HAVE RECEIVED IT AS A SOUVENIR FROM ONE OF HER HUSBAND'S MANY TRIPS ABROAD. LOIS WAS FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041083
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, LEAD, GOLD
Catalogue Number
P19970041269
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, LEAD, GOLD
No. Pieces
1
Length
42.6
Diameter
1.2
Description
42.6CM LONG NECKLACE WITH YELLOW PLASTIC WAVES SET IN GOLD COLORED LEAD SETTINGS AS CENTERPIECE. ENDS OF NECKLACE ARE DOUBLE LOOP CHAIN OF LOW GRADE GOLD.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
NECKLACE BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041269
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041279
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
5.5
Width
3.7
Description
BROOCH IS SILVER PAINTED TIN FLOWER WITH WHITE PLASTIC SPHERE AT CENTER OF FLOWER. SILVER COLORING IS BADLY WORN.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041279
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041280
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.4
Length
5.7
Width
4.2
Description
SIX SIDED CLEAR PLASTIC BROOCH HAS BEVELED EDGES AND HAS WHITE FLOWERS & VASE SCENE SCULTPURED INSIDE. BRASS PIN ON BACK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041280
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041283
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
3.4
Width
3
Description
SILVER COLORED PLASTIC LEAF BACKING WITH CLEAR GLASS STONES MOUNTED ACROSS FRONT. FIVE LARGE SETTINGS ARE AT MIDDLE WITH CENTRE STONE MISSING.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041283
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041284
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Length
6.8
Width
4.5
Description
BRASS PALM TREE BROOCH. PIN ON BACK IS LOOSE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041284
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STONE
Catalogue Number
P19970041285
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BRASS, STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
3.7
Width
3.5
Description
BRASS MAPLE LEAF WITH PINK POLISHED STONE FASTENED TO BOTTOM LEFT CORNER.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041285
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041286
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
3.6
Width
2
Description
BRASS PIN IS MADE UP OF TWO MAPLE LEAVES SIDE BY SIDE, EACH WITH MERGING RED, YELLOW AND GREEN COLORING. LEFT MAPLE LEAF HAS "LETHBRIDGE" ACROSS IT IN WHITE BANNER. RIGHT MAPLE LEAF HAS "CANADA" ACROSS IT IN WHITE BANNER.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041286
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041287
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
3.6
Width
2
Description
STEEL PIN IS MADE UP OF TWO MAPLE LEAVES SIDE BY SIDE, EACH WITH MERGING RED, YELLOW AND GREEN COLORING. LEFT MAPLE LEAF HAS "TORONTO" ACROSS IT IN WHITE BANNER. RIGHT MAPLE LEAF HAS "CANADA" ACROSS IT IN WHITE BANNER.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041287
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041288
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Diameter
3.2
Description
CIRCULAR STEEL BACKING WITH GREEN, PURPLE AND WHITE PORCELAIN DOME ON FRONT. EDGE OF BACKING IS BEADED.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041288
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041289
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Diameter
2.3
Description
CIRCULAR BRASS RING WITH PIN ON BACK. SURFACE OF RING HAS SCALLOPED INNER EDGE AND GROOVES ACROSS FACE. EDGE OF RING HAS FLOWER AND LEAF MOTIF.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROOCH BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), WHO WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041289
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041294
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
5.3
Width
1.5
Description
STEEL BOBBY PIN WITH BRASS UMBRELLA FASTENED AT END. UMBRELLA HAS RED, PINK, GREEN AND BLUE COLORED SECTIONS.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HAIRPIN BELONGED TO DONOR, JOY KOGAWA. JOYS' FATHER WAS REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041294
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1967
Date Range To
1989
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, ALUMINIUM
Catalogue Number
P19890020027
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1967
Date Range To
1989
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, ALUMINIUM
No. Pieces
20
Description
20 LAPEL PINS. VARIOUS SIZES, SHAPES, COLORS, & MATERIALS, IDENTIFIED AS BELOW. 1- "ALBERTA HR" RECTANGULAR, BLUE ON WHITE. 2- NATIONAL PARKS BEAVER SYMBOL "1885 - 1985" RECTANGULAR 3- LETHBRIDGE CITY CENTENNIAL "1885-1985" 6 SIDED ENAMEL & BRASS 4- CENTENNIAL "LETHBIDGE SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 1889-1989" CIRCLE, BLUE 5- "ALBERTA" OVER CANADIAN FLAG, RED & WHITE, RECTANGULAR 6- "THE 1986 WORLD EXPOSITION VANCOUVER CANADA" WHITE & BLUE, CIRCLE 7- "CANADIAN WESTERN NATURAL GAS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER" CIRCLE, RED, BLUE & GOLD 8- WHOOP-UP FLAG, RECTANGULAR 9- HELEN SCHULER NATURE CENTRE LOGO, BLUE & GOLD, CIRCLE 10-"ALBERTA 'K' DIVISION", OUTLINE OF ALBERTA PROVINCE, MOUNTIE ON HORSEBACK 11- "MANITOBA" PIN OF A BUFFALO 12- "CARMANGAY 1982" ELLIPTICAL, REPRESENTATION OF FIRE HALL BUILDING 13- "2&7" LETHBRIDGE TELEVISION STATION 14- "LETHBRIDGE" WHITE ON GOLD, NEW CITY LOGO 15- "ALBERTA 1905-1985" 75TH BIRTHDAY PIN, PLASTIC BLUE, WHITE, & RED LOGO 16- "THE PARK AROUND THE CORNER" ODD SHAPE, UNKNOWN ASSOCIATION 17- "LETHBRIDGE" PLASTIC ELLIPTICAL FEATURES HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE & SUN 18- "LETHBRIDGE" BRASS, ELLIPTICAL, FEATURES HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE & SUN 19- CANADA CENTENNIAL, MAPLE LEAF LOGO OF 1967, BLUE BACKGROUND, GOLD BORDER 20- CANADA CENTENNIAL, MAPLE LEAF LOGO OF 1967, GOLD BACKGROUND, WHITE BORDER
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
FROM JOHNSTON ESTATE. SEE P19890020001-GA FOR JOHNSTON HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19890020027
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
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