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Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150029000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
46.2
Length
33.5
Width
3.8
Description
WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, FRAMED. WOODEN FRAME, FINISHED WITH SUBDUED GOLD COLOURED PAINT. OFF-WHITE MATTING. BEHIND GLASS. HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION. FOREGROUND RIGHT IS A GREY ROCK FORMATION, WITH SOME SHRUBS GROWING ON IT. FOREGROUND LEFT, TAKING UP LEFT SIDE OF PAINTING, IS A GREEN-LEAFED TREE. BEHIND THE ROCK AND TREE IS A BODY OF WATER, WITH A SAILBOAT, RIGHT BACKGROUND. BEHIND THE SAILBOAT IS A MOUNTAIN. "IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C." AND ARTIST SIGNATURE "E. F. KIRK" BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. REVERSE OF PAINTING HAS A STICKER BOTTOM LEFT: "ALEX FRASER GALLERIES 5669 GRANVILLE STREET, VANCOUVER 13, B.C. - KERR. 7545. ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, MODERN FRENCH REPRODUCTIONS, VALUATIONS, CLEANING, RESTORING, FRAMING. ALEX FRASER, FORMERLY OF BOND STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND." HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL BESIDE THIS STICKER "MISS EDITH FANNY KIRK". METAL WIRE FOR HANGING ON BACK AS WELL. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. FRAME SHOWS SOME WEAR, ESPECIALLY ON THE CORNERS AND EDGES. SMALL GAP AT TOP LEFT, WHERE PAINTING HAS COME AWAY FROM MATTING.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
THIS PAINTING WAS DONATED BY GARY SIM, WHO CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE PAINTING THROUGH TED PAPPAS, OF WESTCOAST ESTATES AUCTIONS (WHICH IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS). SIM WROTE IN AN EMAIL TO WENDY AITKENS THAT “TED KNOWS THAT I’M INTERESTED IN EARLY VANCOUVER AND BC ART, AND OFFERED THEM [THREE WORKS BY KIRK, INCLUDING THIS ONE] TO ME DIRECTLY. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM. TED UNFRAMED TWO OF THEM, LEAVING THE ATLIN PAINTING IN ITS (ORIGINAL) FRAME.” THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON EDITH KIRK, THE ARTIST, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PRESENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE KIRK WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART AND SHE STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON, AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES, AND YORKSHIRE. KIRK WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY 1911 KIRK IS BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, B.C. NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, WHERE SHE WORKED AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, INCLUDING DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE TO VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIES AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20150029000
Acquisition Date
2015-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
UNTITLED LANDSCAPE (“FOR MYSELF”) - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1912
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WATERCOLOUR, PAPER, ALUMINIUM
Catalogue Number
P20140020001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNTITLED LANDSCAPE (“FOR MYSELF”) - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1912
Materials
WATERCOLOUR, PAPER, ALUMINIUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
38.5
Length
47
Width
2.5
Description
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING DEPICTING A LAKE WITH FORESTED LAND ON BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES, WITH SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAIN RANGE IN BACKGROUND UNDER A CLOUDY SKY. SIGNED “E.F. K.” (EDITH FANNY KIRK) AT BOTTOM LEFT WITH THE INSCRIPTION “FOR MYSELF”. PAINTING IS DOUBLE-MATTED WITH ARCHIVAL MATBOARD, AND FRAMED IN METAL, GOLD-COLOURED FRAME WITH WIRE HANGER. PHOTOCOPIED NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM 1953 ANNOUNCING THE ARTIST’S DEATH TAPED TO BACKING BOARD. OVERAL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
THE DONOR OF THIS PAINTING, KATHERINE TWISS (NEE IVES) WAS A STUDENT OF THE ARTIST, EDITH FANNY KIRK. KATHERINE AND HER SISTER, MARGARET WHEELER (NEE IVES) TOOK LESSONS WITH MISS KIRK PAID FOR BY THEIR MOTHER ETTA IVES (NEE HENDERSON). MRS. IVES WAS A PATRON OF MISS KIRK'S - SHE BOUGHT PAINTINGS, ARRANGED FOR ART LESSONS FOR HER DAUGHTERS, AND DROVE MISS KIRK INTO THE COUNTRY SO SHE COULD PAINT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON EDITH KIRK, THE ARTIST, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PRESENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE TO VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." EDITH KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20140020001
Acquisition Date
2014-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20090016040
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
5
Length
3.8
Width
1.2
Description
(5) GLAZIER'S POINTS, STEEL, PARALLELOGRAM SHAPED. TARNISHED THROUGHOUT. DULL EDGES.
Subjects
GLASS, PLASTICS, CLAYWORKING T&E
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016040
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DIP PEN
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, METAL, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20090016027
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DIP PEN
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, METAL, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
6
Height
1.6
Length
20.5
Width
1.7
Description
CARDBOARD BOXED PEN WITH METAL NIB LYING ON COTTON BATTING – 6 PIECES. 1. LID, WHITE CARDBOARD, RECTANGULAR. MARKED “A.R. JUSTICE & CO., 718 CHESTNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA.” IN PURPLE TEXT IN CENTRE. SOILED THROUHOUT. INTERMITTENT WEAR ON EDGES. 1.4 CM HIGH BY 20.5 CM LONG BY 1.7 CM WIDE. 2. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. ORANGE STAIN ON ONE SIDE. 0.9 CM HIGH BY 11.4 CM LONG BY 1.3 CM WIDE. 3. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. 1.0 CM HIGH BY 7.1 CM LONG BY 1.5 CM WIDE. 4. BASE, WHITE CARDBOARD, RECTANGULAR. SOILED ON BOTTOM. BOTTOM EDGES WORN. 1.4 CM HIGH BY 19.6 CM LONG BY 1.4 CM WIDE. 5. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. ONE END IS CURLED UNDER. CENTRE OF BATTING HAS BEEN STRETCHED THIN. 1.9 CM HIGH BY 20.3 CM LONG BY 1.8 CM WIDE. 6. PEN. TWISTED MOTHER OF PEARL AND COPPER HANDLE. COPPER WORK DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED SWIRLS. GOLDPLATED NIB MARKED, “E.T., PEARCE, & CO., PROV. RI”. 16.5 CM LONG BY 0.5 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
FINE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016027
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ADVERTIQUE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990029024
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ADVERTIQUE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
41.5
Width
11.9
Description
WOOD HANGER WITH STEEL HOOK. WOOD HAS A MEDIUM BROWN VARNISH ON IT. PRINTED ON ONE SIDE OF HANGER IS "MEN'S OUTFITTER - A. SOUTHARD - MERCHANT TAILOR", AND PRINTED ON OTHER SIDE IS "A. SOUTHARD - MERCHANT TAILOR AND MEN'S OUTFITTER. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.". MUCH OF VARNISH IS WORN OFF.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029024
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053156
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
33.2
Width
20.3
Description
PENCIL SKETCH ON PAPER. DRAWING OF TWO DEER, ONE WITH ANTLERS, STANDING IN CLEARING IN TREES. REVERSE HAS UNFINISHED SKETCH OF DOG CHASING CAT THROUGH GROUP OF FRIGHTENED CHICKENS. TWO PIECES RED ADHESIVE AT CORNERS. PAPER IS BADLY CREASED THROUGHOUT, AND TORN AT EDGE. PIECE MISSING FROM LOWER LEFT CORNER. BROWN STAIN NEAR SNOUT OF ONE DEER.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053144-GA TO P19960053161-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN PAPER WRAPPING MARKED "TED'S CHILDHOOD OLD PICTURES 1979". *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053156
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISES
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053162
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISES
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Length
29
Width
24.1
Description
1. PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; BOY'S HEAD. WRITTEN IN INK AT TOP IS "E F HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE NEAD NO 1". INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENTS WRITTEN IN PENCIL ALONG WITH DIAGRAM OF EAR, CIRCLED IN RED AT RIGHT. READS AT TOP "YOU HAVE THESE PROPORTIONS FINE & WITH STUDY OF THESE SUGGESTIONS & MORE PRACTICE YOUR WORK ON THE HEAD WILL BE FIRST RATE. I AM PLEASED TO NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN UP THIS WORK AGAIN & HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEND LESSONS IN REGULARLY FOR CRITICISM." OTHER NOTES ACCOMPANY DRAWING OF HEAD. PAPER CREASED VERTICALLY ALONG CENTRE FROM FOLD. 2. PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; PROFILE OF YOUNG MAN'S HEAD. WRITTEN IN INK AT TOP "E.F. HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE HEAD NO 1". TEACHER'S COMMENTS IN GREEN; ALSO PENCIL DIAGRAM OF EAR, CIRCLED IN RED, AT RIGHT. PAPER CREASED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053162
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053163
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; PROFILE OF CHILD'S HEAD. IN INK AT TOP IS "E. F HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE HEAD (NO 2)". INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENTS IN GREEN INK THROUGHOUT; ALONG WITH PENCIL DIAGRAM OF FACE AT RIGHT. HANDWRITTEN NOTE IN PENCIL AT BOTTOM READS "MR. LANDON I AM TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY OF ASKING YOU IF YOU WOULD CRITICISE OTHER DRAWINGS BESIDES LESSONS? AS I HAVE A FEW I WOULD LIKE YOUR OPINION OF." RESPONSE IN GREEN INK READS "DON'T SEND IN TOO MANY AS I AM VERY BUSY WITH LESSONS. THE CHIEF OBJECTION TO THIS IS THAT THE PUPIL GETS AHEAD OF THE LESSONS & DOES NOT GIVE THE NECESSARY PRACTICE TO LESSONS ON HAND." PAPER HAS SEVERAL CREASES FROM FOLDING; PIN HOLES AT CORNERS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053163
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053164
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.2
Width
15
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON LONG RECTANGULAR PAPER, FOLDED ALONG WIDTH. ONE HALF HAS SKETCH OF SPRINTER, WEARING PINNY WITH "L". OTHER HALF HAS MAN ON BENDED KNEE WEARING PIN-STRIPED SUIT AND HOLDING HAT. PROFILE OF MAN'S HEAD IN TOP RIGHT CORNER. TOP EDGE OF RIGHT SIDE IS UNEVENLY CUT; PAPER SOILED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053164
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053165
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; SIX VARIOUS MEN'S CARICATURED HEADS. IN INK AT TOP IS "E.F. HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 'THE HEAD'". RECTANGULAR LABEL PASTED TO TOP OF PIECE, PRINTED IN GREEN WITH "CAREFULLY FILL OUT THE LOWER PART OF STICKER...". RETURN ADDRESS FOR "THE LANDON SCHOOL OF ILLUSTRATING AND CARTOONING CLEVELAND, OHIO", AND SPACES WITH HANDWRITTEN NAME AND ADDRESS OF "E.F. HAGELL (LETHBRIDGE)". PAPER IS SOILED, ESPECIALLY AT RIGHT EDGE, AND SLIGHTLY CREASED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053165
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053166
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; IMAGES OF TWO MEN. MAN AT LOWER LEFT HAS SWEATER WITH "K", AND CLEATS. RIGHT LEG RAISED IN KICK. MAN AT UPPER RIGHT APPEARS TO BE IN FIGHTING STANCE. PAPER HAS SMALL FOLD AT TOP LEFT CORNER; SLIGHTLY CREASED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053166
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
7.6
Width
6.7
Description
GREY STONE. HAS TWO VERY DISTINCT GROOVES AROUND IT, EACH ABOUT 1.1 CM WIDE. HAS A BLUE PLASTIC TAG STUCK ON IT THAT IS EMBOSSED WITH "1987.467".
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FIRST NATIONS CULTURE. SEE P19990035001-GA
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
Acquisition Date
2000-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, LIGHT CARD
Catalogue Number
P19705637000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
GLASS, LIGHT CARD
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.4
Width
12.4
Description
"PEACOCK AND KITSON LTD. WHOLESALE TOBACCO CONFECTIONERY & SUNDRIES PHONE 2022-2034 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA". "THE TOBACCO AND CONFECTIONERY HOUSE OF THE SOUTH" AND WINTER SCENE AT TOP.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
FURNITURE
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY M.J. BENNETT. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND RECORDS FROM THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT WAS BORN IN 1881 IN WHITNEY, ENGLAND AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA IN 1910 WITH HIS WIFE, ALICE MAY BENNETT (NEE EDWARDS). THEY WERE LIVING IN MEDICINE HAT WHERE BENNETT WORKED AS A CARPENTER WHEN HE ENLISTED WITH THE 175TH BATTALION CEF ON JANUARY 26, 1916. BENNETT SURVIVED THE WAR AND HE AND ALICE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SHAUNESSEY AND LETHBRIDGE AND BENNETT WORKED AS A STREETCAR DRIVER, CARPENTER AND HOTEL OPERATOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB AND LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BENNETT DIED IN 1982. M.J. BENNETT'S GRANDSON, TREVOR BENNETT, PROVIDED SOME FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY IN 2002 (SEE P20020071009). SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672995000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A SNUFFBOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. DUHAMEL SPECULATED, “THIS [MIRROR] MUST HAVE BEEN IN GRANDMA’S BEDROOM. ALONG WITH ALL THE LITTLE SAYINGS AND FRAMES AND PICTURES THAT THE KIDS HAD GIVEN HER OVER THE YEARS. SHE KEPT THEM ON THIS ONE WALL.” THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” IN AN EMAIL EXCHANGE WITH PUNDYK IN NOVEMBER 2017, FRED WATMOUGH, A GRANDSON OF MICHAEL AND ALICE’S WROTE THAT THIS MIRROR “WAS IN [MY] GRANDPARENT’S BEDROOM IN SHAUGHNESSY, BUT [MY GRANDPARENTS’ PROBABLY GOT IT IN LETHBRIDGE BEFORE HE BUILT THE FIRST SHAUGHNESSY HOTEL AND MOVED THERE IN 1927.” ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL AND ALICE BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE. THEY PROVIDED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BENNETT FAMILY LIVES AND THE COLLECTION OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY M. J. BENNETT. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19705622000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19705637000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ADVERTIQUE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL PLATE, CAST IRON
Catalogue Number
P19800189000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ADVERTIQUE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
NICKEL PLATE, CAST IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
26.4
Width
7.3
Description
EMBOSSED ON RIGHT SIDE OF SHANK: "USE ECLIPSE SOAP". EMBOSSED ON LEFT SIDE OF SHANK "KEY TO SUCCESS". NICKEL PLATE SLIGHTLY WORN ON EDGES.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DISCOVERED IN A RECORDS STORAGE ROOM IN BASEMENT OF CITY HALL. LIKELY ACQUIRED AS A CURIOSITY.
Catalogue Number
P19800189000
Acquisition Date
1980-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PLATFORM STONE PIPE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19641174000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLATFORM STONE PIPE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STONE, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.0
Length
50.2
Diameter
1.6
Description
CROSS INCISED ON ALL 3 FACES OF PIPE PLATFORM. WILLOW STEM, BLACK PIPE STONE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
PERSONAL GEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. 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
P19641174000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
INDIGENOUS DOLL (FEMALE)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, HUMAN HAIR, BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19641179000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INDIGENOUS DOLL (FEMALE)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, HUMAN HAIR, BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.5
Length
28.0
Width
15.5
Description
FACIAL FEATURES DEPICTED IN BLACK, WHITE, RED, ORANGE. BEADS, DRESS AND MOCCASINS DECORATED WITH GEOMETRIC PATTERNS IN BLUE, PURPLE, BLUE, RED AND GREEN BEADS. DOLL'S FOREHEAD SLIGHTLY DIRTY. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
TOY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
LEISURE
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS. HANDMADE *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
P19641179000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LINT BRUSH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRISTLES
Catalogue Number
P19860005000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LINT BRUSH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1925
Materials
WOOD, BRISTLES
No. Pieces
1
Length
22.0
Width
6.7
Diameter
16.5
Description
WOOD EMBOSSED ON TOP: "WE BRUSH ASIDE ALL COMPETITION. J.D. HIGINBOTHAM & CO. LTD. DRUGS AND PHOTO SUPPLIES PHONE 49 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA." HARD BRISTLE BROWN INTERIOR, SOFTER WHITE BRISTLE OUTER EDGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
HIGINBOTHAM DRUG STORE WAS THE FIRST PHARMACY IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19860005000
Acquisition Date
1985-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19662224002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.8
Width
28
Description
WOOD FRAME, GLASS, WHITE MATTE. DEPICTS COUNTRY SCENE WITH 2 MEN LEADING 2 HORSES, EACH HORSE HAS A STAG TIED TO SADDLE. 3 DOGS IN SCENE. MEN ARE DRESSED IN HIGHLAND COSTUME. PRINT IS UNSIGNED. MATTE IS YELLOWED IN STREAKS. BACKED WITH WOOD & 1902 MONTREAL NEWSPAPER. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PROVENANCE UNCERTAIN, DONOR NOTED "TO WM. STAFFORD" ON GIFT CERTIFICATE. PAINTED BY EDWIN LANDSEER, R.A. FROM THE ORIGINAL PICTURE IN THE COLLECTION OF DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND. ENGRAVED BY V.W. FINDENS. SEE ALSO P19662224001 &P19662224003-GA FOR RELATED PRINTS. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE DUFF FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. OBJECTS WERE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY THE FAMILY OF JOHN AND JANET DUFF. IN 1885, THE DUFFS LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME DIRECTLY TO THE LETHBRIDGE, BECOMING ONE OF THE AREA’S FIRST PIONEER FAMILIES. JOHN DUFF RAN 250 TO 400 HEAD OF CATTLE ON LAND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LETHBRIDGE TOWN SITE. IN THE EARLY 1900S, THE HOMESTEAD WAS ANNEXED BY THE TOWN AND FOR DECADES THE FORMER FAMILY LANDS WERE KNOWN AS THE “DUFF ADDITION”. THE FAMILY INCLUDED THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. THE DONOR, ISABEL STARNES (NEE DUFF), WAS MARRIED TO G.H. STARNES AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY, PASSING AWAY IN 1971. FOR OTHER DUFF FAMILY-REALTED MATERIALS, SEE DONATIONS BY BLENNER-HASSETT, JACK WEBSTER, MARY AND ISABEL STARNES. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE OF DONATION P19662224001 *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE THREE PRINTS DONATED BY ISABEL STARNES IN 1966 WERE CONNECTED TO THE STAFFORD FAMILY, AS CLAIMED BY STARNES AT THE TIME OF DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P19662224002
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19662224003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
43.2
Width
28
Description
WOOD FRAME, GLASS, WHITE MATTE. DEPICTS COUNTRY SCENE WITH SHEPHERD & SHEEP IN AN EVENING SETTING. SIGNED BL "C. FARQUHARSON" PRINTED BELOW "PAINTED BY FARQUHARSON" BACKED BY 1902 WINNIPEG NEWSPAPER. "LEAVING THE HILLS" PRINTED BC OF PRINT MATTE. MATTE IS YELLOWED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *TOP OF FRAME CHIPPED DUE TO 2005 RELOCATION.*
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PROVENANCE UNCERTAIN, DONOR WROTE "TO WM. STAFFORD" ON GIFT CERTIFICATE. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE DUFF FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. OBJECTS WERE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY THE FAMILY OF JOHN AND JANET DUFF. IN 1885, THE DUFFS LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME DIRECTLY TO THE LETHBRIDGE, BECOMING ONE OF THE AREA’S FIRST PIONEER FAMILIES. JOHN DUFF RAN 250 TO 400 HEAD OF CATTLE ON LAND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LETHBRIDGE TOWN SITE. IN THE EARLY 1900S, THE HOMESTEAD WAS ANNEXED BY THE TOWN AND FOR DECADES THE FORMER FAMILY LANDS WERE KNOWN AS THE “DUFF ADDITION”. THE FAMILY INCLUDED THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. THE DONOR, ISABEL STARNES (NEE DUFF), WAS MARRIED TO G.H. STARNES AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY, PASSING AWAY IN 1971. FOR OTHER DUFF FAMILY-REALTED MATERIALS, SEE DONATIONS BY BLENNER-HASSETT, JACK WEBSTER, MARY AND ISABEL STARNES. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE OF DONATION P19662224001 *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE THREE PRINTS DONATED BY ISABEL STARNES IN 1966 WERE CONNECTED TO THE STAFFORD FAMILY, AS CLAIMED BY STARNES AT THE TIME OF DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P19662224003
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DOUBLE HEADED WAR CLUB
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STONE, LEATHER, BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19920046000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DOUBLE HEADED WAR CLUB
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, STONE, LEATHER, BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
57.2
Description
STONE HEAD, ELLIPTICAL SHAPE, WITH POINT EACH END. DRILLED TO PERMIT SHAFT OF HANDLE. WOOD HANDLE, DOESKIN WRAPPED & WRAPPED WITH COLORED BEADS IN VARYING SIZE BANDS. COLORS, PINK, GREEN, BLUE. WOOD SLOT HEAD SCREW DRIVEN INTO END OF SHAFT AT HEAD & IS WRAPPED IN BRASS BEADS. SEVERAL BEAD STRINGS ARE BROKEN, SHEDDING BEADS, DOESKIN HAS ALSO DETERIORATED & IS STAINED WITH USE. BEADS UNRAVELING. SEE ALSO CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-BLUDGEON
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF AGE BUT BELIEVES HER BROTHER OR FATHER ACQUIRED IT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IT HAS BEEN IN HER POSSESSION FOR MANY YEARS & HAS ALWAYS BEEN REFERRED TO AS A TOMAHAWK. CLUB IS SIMILAR IN BEADWORK & HEAD DESIGNS TO SIOUX WAR CLUB. BRASS BEADS SUGGEST AN EARLY DATE. SOURCE: "THE SPIRIT OF NATIVE AMERICA. P.108 & P.118.
Catalogue Number
P19920046000
Acquisition Date
1992-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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