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Other Name
JAPANESE ROYAL CERAMIC VASE
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1967
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19950076001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE ROYAL CERAMIC VASE
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1967
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, RIBBON
No. Pieces
3
Height
26.1
Description
1. VASE -- DIAMETER: 10.3-16.0 CM; CIRCUMFERENCE: 21.5 - 51.0 CM; LIGHT BLUE; THE VASE IS A GLAZED SLENDER CYLINDER WHICH HAS A TRUMPET-SHAPED MOUTH WITH GALLERIED RIM. AROUND THE CENTRE OF THE VASE IS A RAISED COLLAR OF 6.0 CM WIDE. THE COLLAR IS DARK BROWN WITH COLORFUL JAPANESE SYMBOLS (GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE); SYMBOLS: FIRE, BUTTERFLY, GOURD?; SLIGHTLY FLARED WITH A RIDGE OF 1.5 CM IN WIDTH ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BASE IS A MARKING IN JAPANESE CHARACTERS, PRESUMABLY THE SIGNATURE OF THE POTTER. 2. CONTAINER -- DIAMETER: 21.2 X 21.2 X 37.7 CM (INCLUDING THE LID); DETACHED LID; CONTAINER HAS ROUNDED CORNERS; TAPED TO THE LID WITH BROWN PACKING TAPE IS AN ENVELOPE. PRINTED ON THE ENVELOPE IN THE TOP LEFT "NIKKA YUKO CENTENNIAL GARDEN P.O. BOX 751, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. T1J 3Z6". HAND WRITTEN ON THE ENVELOPE "THIS SIDE UP, CHINA VASE, VALUE $1000.00". WRITTEN IN BLACK INK DIRECTLY ON THE WOODEN LID ARE JAPANESE CHARACTERS. ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LID, WRITTEN IN BLACK ARE JAPANESE CHARACTERS. THE CONTAINER IS CLOSED WITH A PURPLE RIBBED FABRIC RIBBON (1.5 X 310 CM) WHICH THREADS THROUGH FOUR SLITS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THE VASE WAS A COMMEMORATIVE GIFT FROM PRINCE AND PRINCESS TAKAMATSU OF JAPAN TO THE NIKKA YUKO CENTENNIAL GARDEN (JAPANESE GARDEN), LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, ON THE OCCASION OF ITS OPENING. THE PRINCE, A YOUNGER BROTHER OF THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN, PRESENTED THE VASE AT THE OPENING OF THE JAPANESE GARDEN ON JULY 14,1967. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT JAPANESE CULTURE (STAMPS) REFER TO THE PERMANENT FILE. THE JAPANESE CHARACTERS ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LID ATTEST OF THE AUTHENTICITY AND EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP. THE CERTIFICATE WAS WRITTEN BY SOSA KEN (ALSO KNOWN AS SOKUCHU SAI), THE 13TH LINEAL DESCENDENT OF RIKYU, WHO WAS THE ORIGINATOR OF THE "TEA CEREMONY" AND RECOGNIZED AS THE GREATEST MASTER OF THE CEREMONY. THIS CERTIFICATE IS RESERVED FOR ONLY THE FINEST TEA CEREMONY UTENSILS. THE TEA CEREMONY ORGINATED AT NANSHU JI, A ZEN BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN SAKAI CITY AND ALSO THE HOME OF OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY, WHERE DR. TADASHI KUBO, THE ARCHITECT OF NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDEN WAS A PROFESSOR.
Catalogue Number
P19950076001
Acquisition Date
1997-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNION JACK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19890028002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNION JACK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
119
Width
94.5
Description
BRITISH FLAG, UNION JACK WITH 2 BRASS GROMMETS AT CORNERS. COTTON BODY, DYED RED, WHITE, BLUE STRIPE. SMALL STAINS THROUGHOUT. DYED "BRITISH MADE" IN CORNER OF ONE SIDE. SOLID; NO TEARS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
FROM DR. F.H. MEWBURN O.B.E. CHAPTER OF I.O.D.E., NOW DEFUNCT. I.O.D.E. IS A WOMEN'S SERVICE ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 1900. "BRITISH MADE" IN CORNER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE I.O.D.E. AND ITS LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE I.O.D.E. WEBSITE, GALT ARCHIVES, AND AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 21, 2014 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE (IODE) WAS FOUNDED IN 1900 BY MARGARET POLSON MURRAY OF MONTREAL WHO WANTED TO INCREASE HOMELAND SUPPORT FOR CANADIANS FIGHTING WITH THE EMPIRE FORCES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND BOER WAR. MURRAY INITIATED THE FORMATION OF A FEDERATION OF WOMEN TO PROMOTE PATRIOTISM, LOYALTY AND SERVICE TO OTHERS BY SENDING TELEGRAMS TO THE MAYORS OF CANADA'S MAJOR CITIES ASKING THEM TO CALL TOGETHER THE PROMINENT WOMEN IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE FIRST CHAPTER WAS FORMED IN FREDRICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK IN JANUARY 1900. THE FOLLOWING MONTH A CONSTITUTION AND LIST OF OBJECTIVES WERE DRAFTED IN MONTREAL. IN 1901 THE HEAD OFFICE MOVED TO TORONTO AND THE FEDERATION WAS INCORPORATED. CHAPTERS WERE QUICKLY STARTED ACROSS CANADA AND IN INDIA AND THE BAHAMAS. FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PROJECTS MOUNTED BY VARIOUS I.O.D.E. CHAPTERS HAVE INCLUDED A MONUMENT TO CANADIAN SOLIDERS KILLED IN BATTLE IN SOUTH AFRICA, A GATEWAY IN TORONTO TO COMMEMORATE THE 1901 VISIT OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK, INCREASED BEDS IN A TUBERCULOSIS SANITORIUM IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, NUMEROUS CHILD WELFARE PROJECTS, VARIOUS WAR MEMORIAL FUNDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS, THE PURCHASE OF HOSPITALS, AMBULANCES, SHIPS, AND AIRCRAFT IN BOTH WORLD WARS TO PROVIDE AID TO CANADIAN SOLDIERS, COMMEMORATIVE GARDENS, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF FOR PERSONS DISPLACED BY WAR, AND DOMESTIC RELIEF FOR CANADIANS DISPLACED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST I.O.D.E. CHAPTER WAS THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER, FORMED IN 1914. AT ITS PEAK OF ACTIVITY, THE I.O.D.E. HAD FIVE CHAPTERS IN LETHBRIDGE, INCLUDING THE DR. FRANK H. MEWBURN CHAPTER AND THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER. LOCAL I.O.D.E. EFFORTS INCLUDED THE WROUGHT-IRON GATEWAY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, THE SOLIDER'S PLOT IN THE CEMEMTERY, AND PLAQUES AT BATTERY POINT IN HENDERSON LAKE PARK. IN 1989 THE TWO REMAINING LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS MERGED, AND BY 2014 THERE WERE NO CHAPTERS OPERATING LOCALLY. THE CALGARY MUNICIPAL CHAPTER STILL RAISES FUNDS FOR A VARIETY OF CHARITABLE CAUSES THROUGH HOTDOG SALES AND A THRIFT STORE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19900051000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19890028002
Acquisition Date
1989-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, ALUMINIUM
Catalogue Number
P19890028004
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, ALUMINIUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
75.9
Diameter
60.8
Description
PLYWOOD, HAND CONSTRUCTED I.O.D.E. LOGO OR CREST. CROWN OVER FLAG, "IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE" ENCIRCLING FLAG. "DONATED BY MRS. A.M. MEREDITH" PAINTED ON BOTTOM. REVERSE BRASS CHAIN & METAL LEG. "PROPERTY OF DR. FRANK H. MEWBURNE O.B.E. CHAPTER I.O.D.E." MARKED IN PENCIL ON BACK TOP "PUT BACK IN CASE FOR PROTECTION". SEVERAL STAINS ON FRONT FACE OF PLAQUE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
FROM DR. F.H. MEWBURN CHAPTER I.O.D.E. NOW DEFUNCT. DESIGNED TO HANG OR STAND. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE I.O.D.E. AND ITS LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE I.O.D.E. WEBSITE, GALT ARCHIVES, AND AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 21, 2014 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE (IODE) WAS FOUNDED IN 1900 BY MARGARET POLSON MURRAY OF MONTREAL WHO WANTED TO INCREASE HOMELAND SUPPORT FOR CANADIANS FIGHTING WITH THE EMPIRE FORCES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND BOER WAR. MURRAY INITIATED THE FORMATION OF A FEDERATION OF WOMEN TO PROMOTE PATRIOTISM, LOYALTY AND SERVICE TO OTHERS BY SENDING TELEGRAMS TO THE MAYORS OF CANADA'S MAJOR CITIES ASKING THEM TO CALL TOGETHER THE PROMINENT WOMEN IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE FIRST CHAPTER WAS FORMED IN FREDRICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK IN JANUARY 1900. THE FOLLOWING MONTH A CONSTITUTION AND LIST OF OBJECTIVES WERE DRAFTED IN MONTREAL. IN 1901 THE HEAD OFFICE MOVED TO TORONTO AND THE FEDERATION WAS INCORPORATED. CHAPTERS WERE QUICKLY STARTED ACROSS CANADA AND IN INDIA AND THE BAHAMAS. FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PROJECTS MOUNTED BY VARIOUS I.O.D.E. CHAPTERS HAVE INCLUDED A MONUMENT TO CANADIAN SOLIDERS KILLED IN BATTLE IN SOUTH AFRICA, A GATEWAY IN TORONTO TO COMMEMORATE THE 1901 VISIT OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK, INCREASED BEDS IN A TUBERCULOSIS SANITORIUM IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, NUMEROUS CHILD WELFARE PROJECTS, VARIOUS WAR MEMORIAL FUNDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS, THE PURCHASE OF HOSPITALS, AMBULANCES, SHIPS, AND AIRCRAFT IN BOTH WORLD WARS TO PROVIDE AID TO CANADIAN SOLDIERS, COMMEMORATIVE GARDENS, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF FOR PERSONS DISPLACED BY WAR, AND DOMESTIC RELIEF FOR CANADIANS DISPLACED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST I.O.D.E. CHAPTER WAS THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER, FORMED IN 1914. AT ITS PEAK OF ACTIVITY, THE I.O.D.E. HAD FIVE CHAPTERS IN LETHBRIDGE, INCLUDING THE DR. FRANK H. MEWBURN CHAPTER AND THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER. LOCAL I.O.D.E. EFFORTS INCLUDED THE WROUGHT-IRON GATEWAY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, THE SOLIDER'S PLOT IN THE CEMEMTERY, AND PLAQUES AT BATTERY POINT IN HENDERSON LAKE PARK. IN 1989 THE TWO REMAINING LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS MERGED, AND BY 2014 THERE WERE NO CHAPTERS OPERATING LOCALLY. THE CALGARY MUNICIPAL CHAPTER STILL RAISES FUNDS FOR A VARIETY OF CHARITABLE CAUSES THROUGH HOTDOG SALES AND A THRIFT STORE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19900051000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19890028004
Acquisition Date
1989-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SICK CALL STOLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19900013005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SICK CALL STOLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
114.1
Width
4
Description
SILK & COTTON RIBBON, PURPLE REVERSE, WHITE WITH HANDPAINTED FLOWER AT EACH END, BADLY FADED. FRINGED ENDS. PROBABLY HAND MADE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THE SICK CALL STOLE IS WORN AROUND THE NECK. TWO COLORS, PURPLE FOR BLESSING & ANNOINTING OF THE SICK, & ABSOLUTION OF SINS. WHITE FOR GIVING HOLY COMMUNION. OBLATES ACTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1ST BAPTISM AT FORT HAMILTON BY FATHER SCOLLEN IN 1873. FATHER VAN TIGHEM CELEBRATED THE 1ST MASS IN 1884 IN COALBANKS. THEREAFTER ESTABLISHING A PARISH IN 1886 & BUILDING 1ST ST. PATRICKS CHURCH IN 1887 IN SEPTEMBER VAN TIGHEM MOVED TO NEW PARISH AS ITS PRIEST. THE OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI) HISTORICALLY SOMETIMES CALLED THE BLACKROBES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHARACTERISTIC BLACK ROBES. THE OBLATES ARE RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE IN JULY .1990. THIS ROBE WAS NORMALLY WORN WITH A CINCTURE OR BELT SNAP FASTENED AT THE WAIST WITH A LARGE CROSS (12.7 X 20.4) & HUNG BY A CORD FROM THE NECK.
Catalogue Number
P19900013005
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BREWERY CHALLENGE TROPHY; LOVING CUP
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, ELECTROPLATED SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19900020035
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BREWERY CHALLENGE TROPHY; LOVING CUP
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, ELECTROPLATED SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
47
Diameter
24.2
Description
TROPHY CUP C/W LID, MOUNTED ON LAMINATED BLACK WOOD BASE, ORNAMENTAL HANDLES. LID TOPPED WITH LAUREL LEAVES TO FORM HANDLE. SITTING AT BASE OF TROPHY, A PAIR OF CROSSED BATS WITH LAUREL LEAF WREATH. ENGRAVED LAUREL LEAVES IN CIRCLE FORM FACE IN WHICH IS ENGRAVED: "THE LETHBRIDGE BREWING AND MALTING CO. LTD. CHALLENGE TROPHY MAJOR MENS FASTBALL LEAGUE" AROUND WOOD BASE ARE 6 ENGRAVED CRESTS WITH WINNERS FROM 1960 TO '63 INCLUSIVE & 1966 & 1968. TROPHY IS VERY TARNISHED, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
SPORTS
History
MAKER & ENGRAVER OF TROPHY UNKNOWN. THIS TROPHY WAS INTRODUCED BY THE LETHBRIDGE BREWING & MALTING COMPANY (1905-1920) AND WAS CONTINUALLY USED, EVEN AFTER MOLSON'S TOOK OVER THE COMPANY IN 1958. MOLSON'S SUPPORTED A
Catalogue Number
P19900020035
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, DYE
Catalogue Number
P19738268000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, DYE
No. Pieces
3
Description
.1 5.7 CM LTH., 4.4 CM DIA. HAND DECORATED WITH BEESWAX, STYLUS DYE TECHNIQUE. EGG IS MAROON COLOR (SLIGHTLY FADED); HAS TWO LARGE STARBURST PATTERNS ON IT, WITH BLUE WITHIN EACH. .2 5.4 CM LTH., 3.8 CM DIA. HAND DECORATED WITH BEESWAX, STYLUS DYE TECHNIQUES. EGG IS A MAROON COLOUR WITH TWO LARGE DIAMOND PATTERNS, AND A WHITE STRIPE AROUND EGG WITH SMALLER DIAMONDS WITHIN IT. DIAMOND COLORS ARE YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, RED, AND PURPLE. .3 5.7 CM LTH., 3.8 CM DIA. HAND DECORATED WITH BEESWAX, STYLUS AND DYE TECHNIQUE. EGG IS MAROON COLOR (SLIGHTLY FADED). HAS FOUR SMALL STARBURSTS AROUND CENTER OF EGG AND ONE ON EACH END. THE COLOURS WITHIN STARBURSTS ARE BLUE, RED, GREEN, AND YELLOW. EGG HAS A LOOSE ITEM INSIDE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN-CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738268000
Acquisition Date
1966-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19740070000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
3
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL DESIGN. .1 COLOURS: BASE COLOUR IS LIGHT GREEN WITH A DESIGN OF WHITE, LIGHT ORANGE, YELLOW AND GREEN, AND FLOWERS THAT ARE PINK, LIGHT ORANGE, YELLOW AND GREEN. .2 COLOURS: BASE COLOUR IS BROWNISH RED, WITH A DESIGN OF PINK, GREEN, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW, TANGERINE & PURPLE, THAT INCLUDES 6 FLOWERS. .3 COLOURS: BASE COLOUR IS FOREST GREEN, WITH A DESIGN OF PINK, WHITE, YELLOW, LIGHT ORANGE, RED, & BLUE, INCLUDING 6 FLOWERS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
EGGS SENT TO DONOR FROM HUSBAND'S NIECE, MRS. STEFFA HOROBEC, WHO LIVES IN WESTERN UKRAINE, VILLAGE OF ZELENA, TERNOPOL, U.S.S.R.
Catalogue Number
P19740070000
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19738295000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, PAINT
No. Pieces
7
Description
.1 WINE COLOURED, WITH 2 LARGE STARBURST PATTERNS IN GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, PINK. DESIGN EXPOSES WHITE SHELL. .2 BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED. DESIGN CONSISTS OF A NUMBER OF SMALL ELEMENTS, INCLUDING ROWS OF DIAMONDS. ENDS OF EGG HAVE BEEN LEFT WHITE. .3 BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, LIGHT ORANGE, GREEN. DESIGN IS BROKEN INTO FOUR QUADRANTS BY TWO WIDE, PERPENDICULAR, WHITE LINES, WITH DESIGNS WITHIN THEM. THE FOUR QUADRANTS ARE EACH BLACK WITH LIGHT ORANGE BORDERS. .4 BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, GREEN. BASE COLOUR IS BLACK. DESIGN IS BROKEN INTO 4 QUADRANTS BY TWO WIDE, PERPENDICULAR LINES THAT GO AROUND EGG LENGTHWISE. WITHIN THESE LINES ARE YELLOW LATTICE DESIGNS AND TRIANGLES WITH GREEN BORDERS AND FLOWERS WITHIN THEM. EACH OF THE FOUR QUADRANTS HAS A YELLOW FLOWER WITH GREEN STEMS AND LEAVES. .5 BLACK, WHITE, GREEN, RED, ORANGE. THERE IS A ROW OF INTRICATE DIAMONDS AROUND CENTRE OF EGG (WIDTHWISE). EACH END OF EGG HAS A RED STAR, ONE END WITH A WHITE CENTER, AND THE OTHER WITH A RED AND BLACK CENTER. .6 RED, WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE. HAS A ROW OF WHITE FLOWERS GOING AROUND EGG, LENGTHWISE; 2 ROWS OF RED, YELLOW, AND ORANGE DIAMONDS GOING AROUND EGG LENGHTWISE, AND 2 LARGE RED OVALS WITH JAGGED YELLOW BORDERS. .7 RED, YELLOW, PURPLE, MAROON, GREEN, WHITE. BASE COLOUR OF EGG IS RED WITH A MULTI-COLOURED GEOMETRIC PATTERN. ONE SIDE OF EGG IS FADED CONSIDERABLY. BOTH ENDS OF EGG HAVE HOLES IN THEM, WITH MEMBRANE OF EGG STILL VISIBLE (MEMBRANE TURNED BLACK). TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN GEOMETRIC PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINAIN-CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738295000
Acquisition Date
1966-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19770050000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
6
Length
8.3
Diameter
4.5
Description
WOODEN EGGS, ACRYLIC PAINT. ALL HAVE A BLACK BACKGROUND: .1 RED, YELLOW AND BLUE FLOWERS, WHITE TRIM, GREEN LEAVES. .2 PINK, RED FLOWERS. ORANGE, BLUE AND GREEN COLORS USED. .3 RED FLOWERS WITH YELLOW CENTERS, PURPLE, BLUE, YELLOW, PINK, WHITE DESIGNS, GREEN LEAVES. .4 PINK FLOWERS WITH YELLOW CENTERS AND GREEN LEAVES AT EITHER END. RED AND PINK FLOWERS. GREEN, ORANGE, YELLOW DESIGNS. .5 MAUVE AND PURPLE FLOWERS. YELLOW, ORANGE, WHITE, RED DESIGNS, GREEN LEAVES .6 ORANGE AND YELLOW FLOWERS, WHITE AND YELLOW CIRCLES ON GREEN STEMS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN-CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DONORS. THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT THE DONORS, NICK AND ANN BORDENIUK, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THEIR 1977 DONATION WERE FOUND IN A HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM THE DONORS IN THE PERMANENT FILE. NICK BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN CZERNIWICI, UKRAINE ON MAY 20, 1895. HE FIRST CAME TO QUEBEC IN 1913, WORKING AS A MINER AND ON VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SITES INCLUDING THAT OF THE ST. LAWRENCE BRIDGE IN 1916. IN 1922 HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED AT THE NO. 6 MINE. IN 1940 HE MOVED TO FERNIE, B.C. AND WORKED IN COAL CREEK UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1958. ANN BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN LWOW, UKRAINE AND MOVED TO HILLCREST, ALBERTA IN 1936. SHE ALSO MOVED TO FERNIE AND MARRIED NICK THERE IN 1955. IN 1976 THE BORDENIUKS MOVED FROM THEIR HOME INTO TOM UPHILL MANOR IN FERNIE, AND DONATED THEIR COLLECTION OF UKRAINIAN OBJECTS TO THE GALT MUSEUM. ALL OF THE OBJECTS WERE HANDMADE IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF KARPYTIAN IN WESTERN UKRAINE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HANDWRITTEN NOTE ON THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE DONORS.
Catalogue Number
P19770050000
Acquisition Date
1976-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ALTAR CROSS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041323
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALTAR CROSS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Length
9.5
Width
8.2
Description
PLAIN BRASS CROSS FIXED IN HEXAGONAL BRASS BASE. BRASS EMBLEM AT CENTER OF CROSS HAS "IHS" IN RELIEF. "$11.40" IS HAND PRINTED IN GREEN INK ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ALTAR CROSS WAS USED ON THE ALTAR OF THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE, ALBERTA, LIKELY FROM THE 1950'S OR 1960'S. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE RELOCATED TO SLOCAN CITY(1942) BY THE CANADIAN GOV'T. DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041323
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CRUCIFIX
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041324
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRUCIFIX
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
23
Length
10.4
Width
7.7
Description
WOOD CROSS FIXED INSIDE SQUARE DOUBLE TIER BASE THAT HAS PURPLE GLASS COVERING OVER FRONT AND YELLOWED PLASTIC HUMAN FIGURE OF JESUS. TOP PORTION OF GLASS ON CROSS IS MISSING AND BLACK GLUE REMNANTS ARE VISIBLE. CROSS COMES FREE FROM BASE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ALTAR CROSS WAS KEPT ON THE BEDSIDE TABLE OF DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE RELOCATED TO SLOCAN CITY(1942) BY THE CANADIAN GOV'T. DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041324
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PENNANT W/CREST
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK?
Catalogue Number
P19990081000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENNANT W/CREST
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SILK?
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
77.5
Width
39.0
Description
A RECTANGULAR PIECE OF BURGUNDY CLOTH, TRIMMED WITH BEIGE AND BURGUNDY TASSELS ON THREE SIDES. HANGING FROM EACH OF THE TWO BOTTOM CORNERS IS A BALL OF TASSELS, HANGING FROM A SHORT BEIGE AND BURGUNDY ROPE. PAINTED ONTO BOTH SIDES OF BANNER IS A FAMILY CREST. THE CREST CONSISTS OF AN EAGLE, WITH WINGS OUTSPREAD, SITTING ON A CROWN SHAPE, MADE OF BRICKS. BELOW THIS IS A CASCADE OF WHITE AND BURGUNDY FEATHERS, WITH TASSELS ON EACH END. BELOW THE FEATHERS IS A SHIELD SHAPE, WITHIN WHICH IS AN EAGLE, WITH WINGS OUTSPREAD AND TALONS SHOWING, IS OVER A RED, BRICK AQUADUCT STRUCTURE. THE STRUCTURE'S BASE IS IN A BODY OF WATER. BELOW THE SHIELD IS A WHITE AND BLUE BANNER THAT READS "SPES.MEA.IN.DEO". AT EACH OF THE TOP CORNERS OF THE BANNER ARE TWO DOVE-TAILED BURGUNDY-RED RIBBONS. THERE ARE ALSO TWO IN THE CENTRE TOP, BUT HAV EBEEN TORN SO THEY ARE SHORT AND FRAYED.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
A LETHBRIDGE FAMILY HERALDRY CREST. TRANSFERRED FROM ARCHIVES. PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS P19735011001-GM.
Catalogue Number
P19990081000
Acquisition Date
1972-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ANGLICAN BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER WITH HYMNAL
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19970041625
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER WITH HYMNAL
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.5
Length
13.7
Width
9.3
Description
.1) RECTANGULAR GREEN CARDBOARD BOX WITH RED PAPER LABEL ON END. LABEL READS "CANADIAN PRAYER & HYMN BOOK" AND "THE MUSSON BOOK COMPANY LTD. TORONTO". .2) PRAYER BOOK. BLACK LEATHER BOUND BOOK WITH GOLD CROSS EMBOSSED ON FRONT COVER AND HAS THREE NYLON BOOKMARKS, ONE BLUE, ONE YELLOW, ONE ORANGE. BOOK CONTAINS BOTH THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA & THE HYMNAL OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN CANADA.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
PRAYER AND HYMNAL BOOK BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST FROM 1929 UNTIL HIS DEATH. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. DONOR'S FATHER WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041625
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041745
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
350
Diameter
1.3
Description
BLACK ROPE BELT IS WOVEN WOOLEN ROPE WITH BLACK TASSELED ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CINCTURE IS THE ROPE BELT USED TO HOLD CLOSED A PRIEST'S ROBES. CINCTURE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041745
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DONATION BOX W/POPPIES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, FELT
Catalogue Number
P20000047002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DONATION BOX W/POPPIES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, FELT
No. Pieces
117
Height
10.2
Length
30.1
Width
16.5
Description
1. WOODEN BOX, PAINTED BLUE. BOX IS SPLIT INTO TWO BY A VERTICAL DIVIDER. ON ONE SIDE OF DIVIDER BOX HAS NO LID AND CONTAINS POPPIES. ON OTHER SIDE OF LID BOX HAS A LID THAT SLIDES ON. ONE END OF BOX, AND LID, HAVE "41" PAINTED ON IN WHITE. SIDE OF BOX HAS "ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION" STENCILED ON IN YELLOW PAINT; PAINT IS SMUDGED. OTHER END OF BOX HAS "BR 4" STENCILED ON IN GOLD PAINT. BOTTOM OF BOX IS PAINTED TURQUOISE AND HAS "177" WRITTEN ON IN RED FELT PEN. 2. POPPIES. A TOTAL OF 114 POPPIES. EACH POPPY HAS 3 PIECES. FRONT OF POPPY IS RED FELT, AND BACK IS LINED WITH RED PAPER, W/ BLACK PRINT. BACK OF EACH POPPY HAS THE LOGO OF THE "BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE" AND "VETCRAFT" ON IT. EACH POPPY ALSO HAS A SMALL BLACK, FELT CIRCLE FOR ITS CENTER, AND A STRAIGHT PIN THROUGH THE MIDDLE. THE POPPIES ARE FLAT. 52 OF THE POPPIES ARE IN A CLEAR ZIPLOC BAG.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
CADETS WORE BOXES ON STREET CORNERS AND IN BUSINESSES AS PART OF "TAG DAY", KICKING OFF ANNUAL LEGION POPPY CAMPAIGN. IN 1921 THE POPPY WAS ADOPTED IN CANADA AS A SYMBOL OF REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. SIX YEARS LATER THE CANADIAN LEGION BECAME THE SOLE DISTRIBUTOR OF POPPIES, SPEARHEADING A MAJOR NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF POPPY SALES TO COINCIDE WITH REMEMBRANCE DAY. MANUFACTURED BY VETCRAFT INDUSTRIES, THE SILK (LATER PAPER AND PLASTIC) POPPIES OFFERED A MEANS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR DISABLED WAR VETERANS. THE REVENUE FROM THE POPPIES ALSO BECAME A VITAL SOURCE OF FUNDS FOR THE LEGION, REDISTRIBUTED TO ASSIST VETERANS, EX-SERVICE PEOPLE, AND THEIR DEPENDENTS. SEE P19970073015-GA FOR LEGION HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000047002
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SCOUT'S FLAG
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1962
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000041004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCOUT'S FLAG
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1962
Materials
NYLON, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
3
Height
3.0
Length
233.0
Width
132.0
Description
FLAG IS GREEN NYLON. IN CENTRE OF FLAG IS A YELLOW FLEUR DE LIS WITH TWO GREEN STARS WITHIN IT. BELOW THIS IS A YELLOW BANNER THAT READS "BE PREPARED" IN GREEN. FLAG IS HEMMED WITH WHITE THREAD. ON ONE SIDE THE FLAG HAS A CASING FOR THE POLE. THE POLE CONSISTS OF 2 PIECES THAT FIT TOGETHER WITH BRASS ENDS. THE POLES ARE WOOD WITH BROWN VARNISH ON THEM. AT THE TOP OF ONE OF THE POLES IS A BRASS FINIAL IN THE SHAPE OF A FLEUR DE LIS. THERE AR ETWO STARS INDENTED INTO THE FLEUR DE LIS, AND BELOW THIS IS A BANNER THAT READS "BE PREPARED"; FINIAL IS THE SAME ON BOTH SIDES. VARNISH IS WORN OFF BOTTOM OF OTHER POLE, AND IS CHIPPED AND SCRATCHED IN OTHER PLACES.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
FLAG WAS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED BY THE WEST WIND DISTRICT AND TRANSFERRED TO LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT IN 1977 WHEN THE WEST WINDS DISTRICT WAS CLOSED, AND COMMUNITIES FROM THAT DISTRICT JOINED IN THE REFORMATION OF THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT. FLAG IS A CARRYING FLAG, AS OPPOSED TO A FLYING FLAG. FLAG WAS USED AT ALL MEETINGS, CHURCH PARADES, SPECIAL CEREMONIES AND REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADES. FLAG COST ABOUT $12.00 AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE, W/ POLES. THE FLAG WAS USED IN THE RETIRING OF COLORS AT THE WEST WINDS DISTRICT CLOSURE AND ALSO AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT. IT WAS FINALLY LAID TO REST AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT IN 1999 WHEN ALL THE DISTRICTS IN ALBERTA WERE CLOSED DUE TO THE RESTRUCTURING OF PROVINCIAL SCOUTING WHICH OCCURRED IN MAY OF 2000. THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN ABSORBED INTO A WIDER GEOGRAPHICAL AREA. DUE TO FEAR OF ITEMS LOSS THEY WERE GIVEN TO THE MUSEUM. RELATED CATALOGUE # P20000041005-GA. *NOTE* WHEN DISPLAYED DONORS WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED AS LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT, SOUTHERN REGION, SCOUTS CANADA.
Catalogue Number
P20000041004
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SCOUT'S FLAG
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1962
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BURLAP?, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000041005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCOUT'S FLAG
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1962
Materials
BURLAP?, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
3
Height
3.1
Length
227.0
Width
126.5
Description
YELLOW BURLAP? FLAG. IN THE CENTER OF THE FLAG IS THE IMAGE OF A HEAD OF A WOLF, IN GREEN. BELOW THIS IS A BANNER SHAPE, OUTLINED IN GREEN, THAT READS "DO YOUR BEST", ALSO IN GREEN. BELOW THIS THE WORDS "WOLF CUBS", IN GREEN, ARE SEWN ON. POLE IS TWO PIECES, THAT FIT TOGETHER WITH BRASS ENDS. ON THE TOP OF ONE POLE IS A BRASS FINIAL IN THE SHAPE OF A WOLF. BELOW THIS A GREEN AND YELLOW ROPE IS TIED AROUND POLE; THE ROPE ENDS IN TASSELS. THE POLES ARE WOOD WITH BROWN VARNISH, AND BRASS ENDS. THE VARNISH IS WEARING OFF BOTTOM POLE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SAME HISTORY AS P20000041004-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20000041005
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MINIATURE GROOM DOLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970054011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE GROOM DOLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Diameter
3.5
Description
PLASTIC GROOM DOLL WEARING A PAPER TUXEDO AND TOP HAT. TUXEDO HAS NO SLEEVES. TUXEDO CONSISTS OF WHITE SHIRT, BLACK TIE, WHITE VEST, BLACK JACKET, SILVER PANTS, BLACK SHOES, AND SILVER TOP HAT. THERE IS A WHITE AROUND NECK. ARMS ARE HELD ON BY COTTON STRING. TOP OF TOPHAT IS BROKEN.
Subjects
TOY
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEM IS A SET WITH THE BRIDE (P19970054010-GA), AND IS POSSIBLY A CAKE TOPPER. ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY (WHITTON) MCDONELL, WHO CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT THE AGE OF 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONELL, WHO WAS A RANCHER AND A FARMER WHO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE, BUT ALSO INVENTED AND BUILT CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A RECEPTIONIST, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH. THE COUPLE REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN. PHYLLIS PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE), SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970054011
Acquisition Date
1998-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LADIES TRAINMEN
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20060010001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES TRAINMEN
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
28.5
Width
7.5
Description
WOODEN GAVEL WITH GRN,RD AND WHT RIBBONS. DECORATIVE TURNED HANDLE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
GAVEL WAS USED BY THE PRESIDENT TO BRING MEETINGS TO ORDER AND "TO STOP THE GOSSIPING". RIBBONS DECORATING THE GAVEL WERE THE LODGE'S COLOURS. DONOR CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. THE AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION, FORMERLY THE LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729 WAS A CHAPTER OF THE LADIES TRAINMEN. THE LADIES AUXILIARY WAS ORGANIZED INFORMALLY BY SOPHIA J. GRANGER SHORTLY AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN (BRT) ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1886 IN FORT GRATIOT, MICHIGAN. THE LADIES AUXILIARY WAS FORMALLY RECOGNIZED AT THE BRT CONVENTION IN OCTOBER 1888, AND THE FIRST CHARTER WAS GRANTED TO THE GRAND LODGE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN AT FORT GRATIOT ON 23 JANUARY 1889. THE AIMS OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN ARE HERE QUOTED FROM THE CONSTITUTION AND GENERAL RULES REVISED TO 1951. "TO UNITE THE FAMILIES OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN; TO PROMOTE THEIR WELFARE SOCIALLY, MORALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY, AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM IN ALL THINGS PERTAINING TO THE GOOD OF THE BROTHERHOOD, THE AUXILIARY HAS BEEN ORGANIZED. CONVINCED THAT IT IS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BROTHERHOOD IN GENERAL, AND FOR OUR OWN WELFARE, THAT A MUTUAL GOOD FEELING SHOULD, AT ALL TIMES, EXIST BETWEEN BOTH ORGANIZATIONS, IT SHALL BE OUR CONSTANT AIM AND ENDEAVOR TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THE SAME. SUCH ARE THE AIMS AND INTENTIONS OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN." ON 10 MARCH 1970 THE BRT MERGED WITH THREE OTHER UNIONS TO BECOME THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION, AND THE NAME OF THE AUXILIARY WAS CHANGED TO LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION. THE ORGANIZATION CONTINUES TO EXIST AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING. FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION, WAS FORMED AT MEETING HELD IN THE MOOSE HALL IN LETHBRIDGE ON 3 FEBRUARY 1922 AS FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN, THE 14 CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE LODGE WERE: MARY E. CAMPBELL, AMANDA CHOINIERE, LORETTA DAVIDSON, MARAGET GOODALL, JESSIE GORDON, MARY V. HIGHTON (SECRETARY), MABEL KEIVER (PAST PRESIDENT), LILLIE MAHON (PRESIDENT), ETTA MACDONALD, LUCY MURPHY, ANNA ROY, CLARA R. SMITH, BLANCHE WANS (VICE PRESIDENT) AND LEORA V. WRAY (TREASURER).MRS. WRAY PROPOSED THE NAME "FRIENDSHIP" FOR THE LODGE, WHICH WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. A LIST OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, AS WELL AS ALL MEMBERS WHO JOINED FROM 1922 TO 1989 THAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE LODGE HISTORY. THE AIMS OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE WERE THE SAME AS THOSE OF THE PARENT ORGANIZATION. IN ADDITION, THE LODGE REGULARLY CONTRIBUTED MONEY AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERED GOODS AND TIME TO ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE SALVATION ARMY, LETHBRIDGE HANDICAPPED RIDING ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN AND LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. IN THE MID 1990S, THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE LODGE BEGAN TO DECLINE AS MEMBERS GREW OLDER, AND NO NEW MEMBERS WERE RECRUITED. THE CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729 CEASED ABOUT THE TURN OF THE 21ST CENTURY AND THE LODGE SURRENDERED ITS CHARTER ON 31 DECEMBER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P20060010001
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20060010002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
112
Width
14
Description
BLK SHEER VEIL. FIVE HOLES ON END OF VEIL. VEIL EDGE GATHERED BY CLOTH RIBBON WITH PIN ATTACHED TO ONE RIBBON. SMALL PERMA-PLEATS ARE FOLDED INTO THE MATERIAL. BLK SQUARE COTTON CLOTH WITH LOOSE WEAVE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONOR CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. BLK VEIL WAS USED TO DRAPE THE CHARTER WHEN MEMBERS DIED AND LIKELY KEPT IN THE "ELITE SUPREME" BOX. (DONOR COULD NOT QUITE RECALL THE BOX, BUT ASSUMED THAT IS WHAT IT WAS FOR). BLK CLOTH WAS DRAPED OVER THE ALTER AND A BIBLE WAS PLACED ON TOP OF BOTH. THE PASSING (FUNERARY) CEREMONY WAS HELD IN MAY, THE LAST BEING HELD IN THE 70S. ONCE THE MEETINGS BEGAN TO BE HELD IN HOMES THE CEREMONY DID NOT CONTINUE. SEE P20060010001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON THE CPR LADIES LODGE.
Catalogue Number
P20060010002
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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