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Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738189000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Length
21.5
Width
2.7
Description
SIZE: .44 W.C.F.. STAMPED ON HANDLE "44 WCF". USED FOR MOULDING SINGLE .44 CAL. LEAD BULLETS. SWING GATE ON TOP OF MOULD HEAD. SURFACE CORRODED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
LEISURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894, PERHAPS USED EARLY AS 1866
Catalogue Number
P19738189000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ADAMS CAP & BALL 44 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640289000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ADAMS CAP & BALL 44 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.3
Width
12.7
Description
S/N 83746 CALIBRE .44 CAP & BALL. 5 SHOT ADAMS REVOLVER. BUTT, FRAME AND TRIGGER GUARD DECORATED WITH INCISED LINES. OCTAGONAL BARREL. PROBABLY SINGLE ACTION. EQUIPPED WITH SIDE LEVER RAM ROD OR LOADING LEVER. WOODEN GRIPS BOTH SPLIT. TRIGGER CAMS AND SPRINGS MISSING. PART OF LOADING LEVER MECHANISM MISSING. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
SPORTS
History
LIMITED USE IN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, MOST COMMONLY PRODUCED FOR NON-MILITARY USE. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE INVOICES #3519 & 3874. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640289000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1862)
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1875
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19640185000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1862)
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1875
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
96.0
Width
12.7
Description
S/N 329E CROWN 6 ON STOCK RING. CALIBRE .577 ENFIELD. "3B17 B CROWN TI" ON BARREL. ROMAN NUMERAL 2 & TWO STARS ON BREECH. "CROWN TI". "14B" TWICE ON BREECH BLOCK. "329", "B.S.A. CO." "E CROWN 28" ON TRIGGER GUARD. "Z CROWN 6", "4"27 "263" ON BUTT PLATE. "DIAMOND OUTLINE WITH DC IN MIDDLE" ON BUTT STOCK. HALF STOCK CARBINE. NO FRONT SIGHT. "ENFIELD 1862" STAMPED ON LOCK PLATE. REFER TO CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ENGLAND. CONVERTED TO A CARBINE & USED BY DOMINION OF CANADA FOR TRAINEES. PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, INVOICES #3874 AND 3519. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640185000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT
Date Range From
10500
Date Range To
9900BP
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY
Catalogue Number
P19739205000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT
Date Range From
10500
Date Range To
9900BP
Materials
CHALCEDONY
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
5.5
Width
1.6
Description
MOTTLED BROWN-GREY CHALCEDONY. OFFSET STRAIGHT BASE; FAIRLY POINTED TIP. ONE LATERAL EDGE CONVEX; ONE IS STRAIGHT. CONVEX CROSS SECTION. BIFACIAL FLAKING. 'LANCEOLATE' OR LEAF-SHAPED POINT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. CONCEQUENTLY, THIS RECORD WAS REVISED TO NO LONGER DEFINE THE ARTIFACT'S 'OTHER NAME' AS ASYMETRICAL BIFACE, BUT AS A AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT. FINALLY, SHE FELT THE PREVIOUS 1850-1900 DATE WAS INCORRECT, PROVIDED A NEW "EARLY PERIOD" DATE.
Catalogue Number
P19739205000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
IRON TRADE POINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19683281000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IRON TRADE POINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.4
Width
6.3
Description
SOFT IRON, HAMMERED & CUT. T-BAR SHANK. HEAVILY CORRODED, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
HISTORIC FUR TRADE ITEM, FOUND BY DONOR IN FARROW CREEK, SOUTH OF PINCHER CREEK, AB.
Catalogue Number
P19683281000
Acquisition Date
1968-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHERT
Catalogue Number
P19738016000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
CHERT
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
7.5
Width
2.6
Description
MOTTLED PINK CHERT. SPALL REMOVED FROM ONE LATERAL EDGE OF BLADE, CONTRACTING STEM.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. MAHAR PROPOSED THE POINT WAS "UNIDENTIFIABLE" AND QUESTIONED THE 1200 - 1750 DATE, BUT DID NOT PROVIDE A NEW DATE IN ITS PLACE.
Catalogue Number
P19738016000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHERT
Catalogue Number
P19738018000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
CHERT
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
5.1
Width
3.3
Description
WHITE CHERT. BROKEN STEM.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. MAHAR PROPOSED THE POINT WAS "UNIDENTIFIABLE".
Catalogue Number
P19738018000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHERT
Catalogue Number
P19738022000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
CHERT
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.5
Length
4.8
Width
2.5
Description
PINK CHERT. BROKEN TIP. BROKEN STEM.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-EDGED
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS, SCOTTSBLUFF. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. MAHAR PROPOSED THE POINT WAS "UNIDENTIFIABLE" AND QUESTIONED THE RECORDED DATE, BUT DID NOT PROVIDE A DATE TO REPLACE IT WITH.
Catalogue Number
P19738022000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT
Date Range From
10500
Date Range To
9000 BP
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY
Catalogue Number
P19739212000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT
Date Range From
10500
Date Range To
9000 BP
Materials
CHALCEDONY
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
4.4
Width
1.6
Description
MOTTLED BROWN CHALCEDONY, LANCEOLATE TYPE OF POINT WITH A STRAIGHT BASE WHICH IS BIFACIALLY THINNED. NO BASAL GRINDING. CONVEX CROSS SECTION & LATERAL EDGES. BIFACIALLY FLAKED. LANCEOLATE SHAPE
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. CONCEQUENTLY, SHE FELT THE POINT MAY BE AN "AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT", BUT NOTED THE POINT IS "A LITTLE SMALLER THEN AVERAGE". ADDITIONALLY, MAHAR QUESTIONED THE RECORD'S ORIGINAL 1700 DATE , PROPOSING IT'S CLOSER TO 10500 - 9900 BP (EARLY PERIOD). IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. CONCEQUENTLY, THIS RECORD WAS REVISED TO NO LONGER DEFINE THE ARTIFACT'S 'OTHER NAME' AS ASYMETRICAL BIFACE, BUT AS A AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT. FINALLY, SHE FELT THE PREVIOUS 1850-1900 DATE WAS INCORRECT, PROVIDED A NEW "EARLY PERIOD" DATE.
Catalogue Number
P19739212000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1600
Date Range To
1875
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON OR STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19800120000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1600
Date Range To
1875
Materials
IRON OR STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.15
Length
5.3
Width
2.3
Description
STAMPED OR CUT FROM SHEET IRON. CUT MARKS VISIBLE ON STEM. EDGES GROUND TO SHARPNESS. COVERED WITH SURFACE RUST & PATINATION. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-EDGED
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
A TRADE POINT, PROBABLY ORIGINATING FROM THE AMERICAN TRADERS ALONG THE UPPER MISSOURI RIVER. THE CUT-OUT SHEET IRON STYLE WAS COMMON ON THE MISSOURI RIVER. THE H.B. CO. PRODUCED FORGED POINTS IN CANADA, WHICH DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY IN APPEARANCE TO THE U.S. STYLE BLADE. FOUND BY DONOR IIN HOME LOCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. THE HOME HAD SEVERAL PREVIOUS OWNERS, & DONOR DOES NOT KNOW HOW POINT CAME TO BE IN THE HOUSE OR ITS PROVENANCE. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. CONCEQUENTLY, MAHAR QUESTIONED THE RECORD'S ORIGINAL 1830 - 1875 DATE, PROPOSING IT MAY BE AS EARLY AS THE 1600'S (POST EUROPEAN CONTACT).
Catalogue Number
P19800120000
Acquisition Date
1979-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHOE & KNEE-BREECH BUCKLES
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1899
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER, SATIN, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19740057000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOE & KNEE-BREECH BUCKLES
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1899
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER, SATIN, VELVET
No. Pieces
5
Description
.1 CASE. 2.2 CM TH. X 14.6 CM WTH. X 8.3 CM LTH. WOOD COVERED WITH LEATHER, LINED WITH SATIN AND VELVET. THE CASE IS WARPED A LITTLE. IT CLOSES BUT THERE ARE SPACES OR GAPS AT EACH END. A SMALL CHIP IS OUT ON BOTTOM LOWER RIGHT JUST INSIDE CASE. OUTSIDE COLOUR IS DEEP WINE LEATHER. INSIDE LID IS LINED WITH WHITE SATIN & BASE WITH ROYAL BLUE VELVET. THERE ARE INDENTATIONS IN CASE WHERE 2 LARGE BUCKLES FIT AND 2 SMALL ONES. BUCKLES (2 SMALL BUCKLES, 2 LARGE). 1.9 WTH X 2.2 CM LTH. 6.3 CM WTH. X 3.8 CM LTH. LEATHER, GOLD WIRE, STEEL, BRASS. .2 OVAL SHAPED BUCKLE, WITH OLD WIRE SURROUNDING BLACK LEATHER INSET. STEEL CLIP ON BACK IS ON A HINGE AND SPRING. ON BACK OF CLIP THE LETTER "L" IS ENGRAVED (LEFT). .3 SAME AS .2, BUT THE LETTER "R" IS ENGRAVED ON THE CLIP (RIGHT). .4 SQUARE SHAPED BUCKLE, GOLD WIRE FORMING THE SQUARE WITH NO INSET. BRASS CLIP AT BACK. .5 IDENTICAL TO .4
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
POLITICS
History
BUCKLES WORN BY SIR ALEXANDER T. GALT, G.C.M.G. (KNIGHT OF THE GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL & ST. GEORGE). HE WAS A MILITARY KNIGHT OF WINDSOR COURT AND BUCKLES WERE PART OF THAT UNIFORM. ***UPDATE: 16 OCTOBER 2013: NICOLE HEMBROFF, GALT COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MET WITH DICK AND SHIRLEY TURNER AT THE MUSEUM ON 24 MAY 2010. THE COUPLE, FROM LETHBRIDGE, CAME IN TO SEE OBJECTS PREVIOUSLY DONATED BY DICK’S MOTHER MURIEL TURNER. SHE WAS, ACCORDING TO DICK, THE DAUGHTER OF SIR ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT’S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER ANNIE SMITH (NEE GALT), MAKING MURIEL GALT'S GRANDDAUGHTER. THE TURNERS, AT THE TIME OF THEIR 2010 VISIT, COULD NOT PROVIDE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUCKLES BEYOND THAT SHARED BY DICK’S MOTHER IN 1974. AN ENQUIRY BY A NATIONAL MUSEUM IN OTTAWA IN 2013 LED GALT STAFF TO REVIEW THIS DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. LETTERS ON FILE, SENT BY MRS. H.R. “MURIEL” TURNER IN 1974, STATE THAT SHE HAD “RECENTLY COME INTO POSSESSION [OF] FOUR BUCKLES BELONGING TO [SIR A.T. GALT’S] WINDSOR COURT UNIFORM.” SHE INHERITED THE BUCKLES AFTER THE PASSING OF HER BROTHER (HENRY GORDON SMITH) THE PREVIOUS YEAR. THE BUCKLES, UNSEEN BY THE DONOR PRIOR TO THEIR INHERITANCE, WERE IN A BOX ALONG WITH “A SMALL NOTE IN [HER] MOTHER’S HANDWRITING”. THE LOCATION OF THE NOTE IS UNKNOWN. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THE NOTE REFERENCED THE BUCKLES ASSOCIATION WITH GALT'S WINDSOR COURT UNIFORM. MR. DICK TURNER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 21 JULY 2010 AT THE AGE OF 80 YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE DONOR’S LETTERS, RICHARD “DICK” TURNER’S OBITUARY AND A 2013 EMAIL FROM MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION CURATOR JEAN-FRANÇOIS LOZIER, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. SEE ALSO DONATIONS BY MRS. MURIEL TURNER IN ARCHIVES. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA ONLINE AND A BROCHURE ABOUT ALEXANDER AND ELLIOTT GALT PRODUCED BY THE GALT MUSEUM. ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT WAS BORN IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1817 AND CAME TO CANADA IN 1835 TO WORK FOR THE BRITISH AMERICAN LAND COMPANY, WHICH WAS OPENING LAND FOR SETTLEMENT IN QUEBEC'S EASTERN TOWNSHIPS. GALT BECAME THE PRESIDENT OF THE ST LAWRENCE AND ATLANTIC RAILROAD IN 1849 AND HE REPRESENTED SHERBROOKE IN THE CANADIAN LEGISLATURE FOR TWO TERMS, 1849 - 1850 AND 1853 - 1867. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GREAT COALITION CABINET, AND ATTENDED THE QUEBEC CONFERENCE IN 1864 AS ONE OF THE FATHERS OF CONFEDERATION. AFTER CONFEDERATION HE BECAME CANADA'S FIRST FEDERAL FINANCE MINISTER. GALT WAS APPOINTED THE FIRST HIGH COMMISSIONER OF CANADA IN LONDON FROM 1880 - 1883 TO PROMOTE BRITISH INTEREST IN FINANCING CANADIAN RAILWAYS AND EMIGRATION TO THE CANADIAN NORTHWEST. HE UTILIZED HIS POLITICAL CONNECTIONS TO HAVE HIS SON ELLIOTT, BORN IN 1850, APPOINTED TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT INDIAN COMMISSIONER. THE POSTING TOOK ELLIOTT TO WESTERN CANADA IN 1879, WHERE HE MADE A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE COAL OUTCROPPINGS ALONG THE BELLY RIVER. AFTER HAVING COAL SAMPLES FROM THE SITE ASSESSED, ELLIOTT DEEMED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT A PROFITABLE VENTURE, AND INFORMED HIS FATHER. ALEXANDER GALT FORMED THE NORTH WESTERN COAL AND NAVIGATION COMPANY WITH BRITISH SHAREHOLDERS W.H. SMITH, WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE, AND WILLIAM ASHMEAD BARTLETT BURDETT-COUTTS (HUSBAND OF THE BARONESS ANGELA BARTLETT COUTTS). THE COMPANY EMPLOYED NICHOLAS BRYANT AND WILLIAM STAFFORD TO EXAMINE COAL SITES IN THE AREA, AND IN 1882 THE COMPANY'S FIRST TWO DRIFT MINES WERE OPENED IN WHAT IS NOW INDIAN BATTLE PARK. THE GALTS INVESTED IN NUMEROUS ENTERPRISES IN THE AREA, INCLUDING THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL COMPANY, THE LETHBRIDGE LAND COMPANY, THE ALBERTA IRRIGATION COMPANY, THE CANADIAN NORTH-WEST IRRIGATION COMPANY, THE ST. MARY RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY, THE CANADA AND GREAT FALLS RAILWAY COMPANY, AND THE AMALGAMTED ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY. THEIR MINING OPERATION ALSO FUNDED A COMPANY HOSPITAL IN 1891, WHICH WAS REPLACED IN 1910 BY THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT HOSPITAL, NAMED IN HONOUR OF GALT AFTER HIS DEATH, AND CURRENT HOME OF THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES. ALEXANDER GALT DIED IN MONTREAL ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1893. IN 1912, ELLIOTT GALT SOLD THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY TO THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, AND THE FAMILY'S BUSINESS TIES TO THE AREA CEASED. ***UPDATE: 18 JUNE 2015: THIS OBJECT WAS EXHIBITED IN OTTAWA BY THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY (CMH) FROM NOVEMBER 2014 TO JANUARY 2016 AS PART OF AN EXHIBIT ENTITLED ‘1867’. THE OBJECT WAS EXHIBITED IN PHYSICAL ASSOCIATION WITH MATERIALS WORN BY CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN A. MCDONALD. CMH LABEL COPY READ AS FOLLOWS: “AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE COLONIES, MOST OF THE DELEGATES WERE ALLOWED TO WEAR MILITARY-STYLE UNIFORMS ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. THE COAT, COCKED HAT, SMALL-SWORD AND BUCKLES IN THIS DISPLAY BELONGED TO JOHN A. MACDONALD, GEORGE-ÉTIENNE CARTIER, HECTOR-LOUIS LANGEVIN AND ALEXANDER GALT, RESPECTIVELY. THEY WERE WORN, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, DURING MEETINGS WITH QUEEN VICTORIA IN 1867. MATCHING BREECHES OR TROUSERS COMPLETED THE ENSEMBLE. BETWEEN WORK SESSIONS AND OFFICIAL MEETINGS, THE MEN MADE FREQUENT VISITS TO THEIR TAILORS TO ENSURE THAT THEY CUT A FINE FIGURE.”
Catalogue Number
P19740057000
Acquisition Date
1974-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MATERNITY HALF-SLIP
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON/LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058012
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MATERNITY HALF-SLIP
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON/LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
83.0
Width
110.0
Description
WHITE. TOP, FRONT OF SLIP HAS 2 HORIZONTAL STRIPS, ACROSS STOMACH. BELOW THIS, THE REST OF THE SKIRT IS GATHERED INTO TINY PLEATS. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SKIRT, IT IS ENCIRCLED BY SEVEN BANDS OF FABRIC. THE BANDS ALTERNATE FROM A PATTERN OF RAISED HORIZONTAL LINES, TO A TRANSLUCENT HONEYCOMB PATTERN. BOTTOM EDGE OF SKIRT IS TRIMMED WITH LACE. BACK OF SKIRT HAS A SMALL SLIT AT WAISTLINE. THERE IS ONE TIE ON BACK (OTHER ONE IS MISSING) FOR CLOSING PETTICOAT. MANY OF THE SEAMS ARE LOOSE; HAS YELLOW STAINS ON IT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
INTENT TO DONATE IDENTIFIED THIS AS A MATERNITY SLIP, HOWEVER MATERNITY SLIPS GENERALLY HAVE ELASTIC ACROSS STOMACH SO THEY STRETCH; THIS DOES NOT. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058012
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
REPLICA MATSU STATUE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1899
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010099015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REPLICA MATSU STATUE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1899
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
18.0
Diameter
6.4
Description
CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD. THE OUTSIDE OF THE STATUE IS ENGRAVED WITH AN INTRICATE SEASCAPE. ONE HALF OF THE STATUE OPENS UP (TWO QUARTERS) TO SHOW AN EXTREMELY INTRICATE THREE DIMENSIONAL RELIEF OF THE GODESS MATSU AS WELL AS HER TWO BODY GUARDS FLANKING HER ON EITHER SIDE. ONE HAS HIS HAND UP TO EYES AS IF LOOKING INTO DISTANCE, THE OTHER, USING HIS HAND TO AMPLIFY SOUND AT LEFT EAR. ENGRAVED AROUND THIS INTERIOR RELIEF, ARE CHINESE CHARACTERS. THE WOOD IS NOT VARNISHED, OR PAINTED. THE STATUE IS CONTAINED INSIDE A RED BOX THAT IS TIED SHUT WITH TWO RIBBONS. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE BOX, ARE HEIGHT- 8.4CM LENGTH- 21.0CM, WIDTH- 9.4 CM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
POLITICS
History
THIS REPLICA OF THE STATUE OF MATSU LOCATED IN TAINAN CITY TAIWAN, WAS CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE BLOCK OF WOOD SOMETIME DURING THE 19TH CENTURY. THIS ARTIFACT WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED AS A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL MATSU STATUE. MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) HELPED CARRY ON HIS SECOND TRIP TO TAIWAN DURING THE 377TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF MATSU - THE GODDESS OF THE SEA. IT IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH ONLY 5 OR 6 IN THE WORLD. FOR BELIEVERS OF THE BUDDHIST OR TAOIST FAITH, THIS ARTIFACT IS PRICELESS. THIS PRICE WAS QUOTED TO MAYOR CARPENTER UPON IT BEING GIVEN TO HIM. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS ARTIFACT WAS GIVEN TO A CIVILIAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TRIP TO TAIWAN, SEE P20010099001. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099015
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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