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Other Name
BUTTON
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, TIN, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990061011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUTTON
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC, TIN, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
5.3
Width
5.3
Description
SQUARE, BLUE. IN GOLD PRINT, ON FRONT, READS "EATON'S WE'VE GOT THE PLAN.". BELOW THIS IS A LOWER CASE "E" WITHIN A CIRCLE, AND A SMALL "TM" TO THE LOWER RIGHT, ALL IN GOLD. IN THE BACKGROUND THERE IS THE TOP 3/4 OF A LOWER CASE "E" WITHIN A CIRCLE, IN LIGHT BLUE. PRINTED ON BACK EDGE OF BUTTON, IN WHITE, IS "MADE IN CANADA BY H.A.S. NOVELTIES LTD. TORONTO (416)593-1101". BACK OF BUTTON IS LINED WITH A PIECE OF CARDBOARD, AND HAS A SILVER PIN AND CATCH.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061011
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
55.9
Width
43.2
Description
RECTANGULAR, HEAVY CARD. HAS A BLUE BORDER. PRINTED WITHIN BORDER, AT BOTTOM IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED", IN WHITE. WITHIN BORDER IS A WHITE RECTANGLE, WITH A RED LINE THAT RUNS JUST INSIDE EDGES OF RECTANGLE. PRINTED WITHIN WHITE RECTANGLE, IN BLUE AND RED, IS "EATON'S FIRST FOR QUALITY. FOR PRICE. COMPETITIVE PRICES ALL THE TIME". EACH CORNER OF POSTER HAS A SMALL PIN HOLE IN IT.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061022
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061023
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
55.8
Width
43.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, HEAVY CARD. WHITE BACKGROUND. HALF OF A RED RECTANGLE SURROUND AN INNER BLUE RECTANGLE. PRINTED WITHIN RED RECTANGLE, IN WHITE, IS "THE EATON GUARANTEE:". WRITTEN WITHIN BLUE RECTANGLE, IN WHITE, IS "GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". BELOW BLUE RECTANGLE IS A WAVY, RED AND BLUE STRIPED BANNER. THERE IS ALSO A SIMILAR, SHORT BANNER AT TOP RIGHT OF RED RECTANGLE. AT THE BOTTOM OF POSTER, IN BLUE, IS "EATON'S". EACH CORNER OF POSTER HAS A SMALL PIN HOLE IN IT.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061023
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET OF MARQUEE LETTERS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061027
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET OF MARQUEE LETTERS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
25.1
Width
22.5
Description
CLEAR PLASTIC BAG. BAG IS FOLDED OVER AT TOP, AND CLOSED WITH TWO STAPLES. HAS A WHITE PRICE TAG WITH "2.00" WRITTEN ON IT IN BLUE PEN. INSIDE BAG ARE MULTIPLE CLEAR PLASTIC RECTANGLES WITH BLUE LETTERS, NUMBERS, AND OTHER CHARACTERS ON THEM. THERE ARE SOME NUMBERS IN THE BAG THAT ARE RED. ONE LARGE PIECE HAS "HARDWARE" ON IT IN BLUE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
USED ON SIGNS IN LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE. MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061027
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990061030
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
243.0
Width
92.0
Description
PAPER; RECTANGULAR. FRONT OF BANNER HAS RED BACKGROUND, AND READS IN WHITE Z"TOGETHER, WE'RE MAKING IT BETTER". ON RIGHT SIDE, OF FRONT, IS THE PICTURE OF AN EATON'S CREDIT CARD. CARD IS WHITE WITH NAVY BLUE AND BURGUNDY STRIPES; ABOVE STRIPES READS "EATON'S", AND BELOW STRIPES READS "1234 5678 9012 TIMOTHY EATON". THERE ARE TWO HORIZONTAL BLUE LINES THAT RUN ACROSS FRONT OF BANNER. ON BOTTOM RIGHT OF FRONT ARE FOUR TRIANGLES, THAT ALTERNATE IN COLOUR FROM BLUE TO WHITE. TOP LEFT OF FRONT, HAS THREE TRIANGLES, THAT ARE BLUE, WHITE, AND BLUE. EACH CORNER OF BANNER, AND TOP CENTRE, HAS A HOLE WITH A BRASS GROMMET. EACH EDGE OF BANNER IS HEMMED. BACK IS PLAIN WHITE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061030
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHINA DAILY NEWS
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010099001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHINA DAILY NEWS
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Height
1.6
Length
36.1
Width
22.1- 22.3
Description
SMALL BANNER ON STEEL ROD. BANNER HAS A PURPLE BACKGROUND, WITH CHINESE LETTERING IN YELLOW, ABOVE A WHITE INSET WITH A RED SYMBOL WITHIN IT. BELOW WHITE INSET READS "CHINA DAILY NEWS TAIWAN, R.O.C.". BOTTOM OF BANNER HAS YELLOWISH-ORANGE TASSELS. ATTACHED TO STEEL ROD IS A YELLOWISH-ORANGE ROPE WITH TASSELS AT EACH END. BANNER IS ENCASED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
POLITICS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ARTIFACTS IN COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER ( 1986 - 2001 ) UPON HIS SECOND VISIT TO TAIWAN. MAYOR CARPENTERS FIRST VISIT WAS AIMED AT SOLIDIFYING ECONOMIC TIES BETWEEN LETHBRIDGE AND TAIWAN, THIS SECOND TRIP IN 1998 WAS STRICTLY CENTERED AROUND THE CELEBRATING OF THE 377TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF 'MATSU', THE GODDESS OF THE SEA FOR WHOM THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF ENTHUSIASTIC WORSHIP AMONG BELIEVERS. MAYOR CARPENTER, DURING THIS VISIT WAS GIVEN THE GREAT HONOR OF BECOMING AN HONORARY FONG-TIEN TEMPLE MEMBER AND LED THE CEREMONIAL PARADE AFTER HELPING MOVE THE STATUE OF MATSU FROM THE FONG-TIEN TEMPLE TO THE PARADE VEHICLE - A GREAT HONOR IN ITSELF. THE HONOR OF LEADING THIS PARADE HAS ONLY BEEN BESTOWED ON A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE, NAMELY THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PRESDENT OF TAIWAN. *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
P20010099001
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
GENERAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010099004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GENERAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
1
Length
46.2
Width
32.1
Description
BANNER IS PREDOMINANTLY WHITE, WITH A LARGE TAIWANESE FLAG NEAR TOP. IMMEDIATELY UNDER THE FLAG ARE A LINE OF CHINESE CHARACTERS. WRITTEN UNDER THOSE, "GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE R.O.C." FOLLOWED AT VERY BOTTOM BY A SYMBOL THAT HAS ON EITHER SIDE THE LETTERS "ROC" AND "COC". ON BOTH SIDES AT TOP A RED AND BLUE BORDER IS PRESENT WITH THE BLUE LINE OUTSIDE THE RED LINE. ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE BANNER, EXISTS RED TASSELS. AT TOP, A GOLD / ORANGE ROPE IS ATTACHED TO A PLASTIC ROD. THE ROPE HAS, ON EITHER END, GOLDEN TASSELS.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
POLITICS
History
ARTIFACTS IN COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER (1986 - 2001) UPON 1998 VISIT TO TAIWAN. SEE P20010099001 FOR MORE HISTORY. *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
P20010099004
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ICA PERU SHIELD
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ICA PERU SHIELD
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1996
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.8
Length
33.5
Width
22.8
Description
BANNER IS PRIMARILY WHITE WITH A GOLD FRILLED BORDER. THE SHIELD IS MOSTLY GREEN WITH GREEN LETTERS ABOVE IT WHICH READ "MUNICIPALIDAD PROVINCIAL" UNDER IT, "ICA - PERU". ON TOP OF THE SHIELD IS A KNIGHT'S HELMET WITH YELLOW AND RED PLUMES ON IT. THERE IS A PLASTIC RECTANGULAR BAR AT THE TOP WITH A YELLOW NYLON STRING LINKING BOTH SIDES. THE ENTIRE BANNER IS ENCASED IN A CLEAR PLASTIC ENVELOPE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
A GIFT FROM ICA PERU. DURING THE EARLY 90'S, LETHBRIDGE HAD A PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH ICA PERU. THIS EXCHANGE WAS MEANT TO UPDATE THE BUREAUCRATIC METHODS USED IN ICA PERU TO MORE CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL AND CIVIC PHILOSOPHY. THIS BANNER WAS A GIFT FROM PERU TO SYMBOLIZE THIS RELATIONSHIP. UNFORTUNATELY, THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM WAS NOT PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL SINCE EVERY TIME A NEW MAYOR WAS ELECTED (THEY COULD BY LAW ONLY SERVE ONE TERM), THE ENTIRE BUREAUCRACY WAS CHANGED. THIS MEANT THAT ANYTHING THAT THE PREVIOUS BUREAUCRATS LEARNED THROUGH THIS EXCHANGE WAS LOST. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN ICA, PERU AND THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN ICA, PERU AND LETHBRIDGE WAS FOUND IN LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM JANUARY 30 AND OCTOBER 16, 1991. IN JANUARY 1991 THE MAYOR AND CITY DIRECTOR OF ICA, PERU VISITED LETHBRIDGE FOR 10 DAYS TO OBSERVE THE OPERATION OF VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS THROUGH THE MUNICIPAL PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE PROJEXT. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO MATCH MANAGERIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTS IN CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. AT THE TIME OF THE EXCHANGE, ICA WAS A COMMUNITY OF 200,000 PEOPLE, WITH AGRICULTURE AND WINE PRODUCTION BEING ITS TWO LARGEST INDUSTRIES. A SECOND PERUVIAN DELEGATION VISITED LETHBRIDGE IN OCTOBER 1991, AND A THIRD WAS MEANT TO ARRIVE IN EARLY 1992, BUT NO ARTICLES WERE FOUND TO SUGGEST THAT THE PROGRAM CONTINUED FURTHER. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048014 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048010
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CAPRI SPORTS BOWL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990029004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAPRI SPORTS BOWL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.0
Length
1.8
Width
1.2
Description
SMALL BRASS PIN. IMPRESSED INTO PIN IS "CAPRI SPORTS BOWL LETHBRIDGE,". "CAPRI" AND "LETHBRIDGE" ARE PAINTED BLACK AND SMALLER THAN OTHER WORDS. "SPORTS" IS PAINTED ORANGE AND HAS HORIZONTAL LINES THROUGH LOWER HALF OF LETTERS; "BOWL" IS PAINTED RED AND HAS HORIZONTAL LINES THROUGH LOWER HALF OF LETTERS. EMBOSSED ON BACK IS "BJ SALES CALGARY MADE IN TAIWAN". HAS A BRASS BACKING.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
SPORTS
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
P19990029004
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990029028
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Diameter
6.4
Description
ROUND BUTTON. BACKGROUND IS YELLOW WITH BLACK PRINT. IN THE CENTRE IS THE IMAGE OF A HAND HOLDING A WAND? WITH STARS, MOON, AND SUN AROUND IT. PERIMETER OF BUTTON READS "LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR". AROUND EDGE OF BUTTON READS "MANUFACTURED BY THE REHAB WORKSHOP * 1610 29 ST NORTH * LETHBRIDGE * ALBERTA * PHONE 329-3911 * * * ".
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
EDUCATION
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
P19990029028
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P19990029030
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
2.6
Width
2.4
Description
PIN IS ROUND WITH A BANNER ACROSS THE CENTER. BANNER IS LIGHT BLUE AND READS "GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4". ABOVE PANNER IS A PLANE AND BELOW IS A TANK OVERLAID WITH AN ANCHOR AND "60" TO THE SIDE. AROUND PERIMETER OF PIN IS A DARK BLUE BORDER WITHIN WHICH READS "ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". HAS A PIN AND ROTATING CLASP ON BACK.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
THE "60" ON PIN REFERS TO THE ORIGINS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, AS IN 1960 THE NAME WAS CHANGED FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE. 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
P19990029030
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TARGET IRRIGATION LTD.
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990029040
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TARGET IRRIGATION LTD.
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Diameter
7.1
Description
CIRCULAR, BRASS BUCKLE. DESIGN ON FRONT CONSISTS OF CONCENTRIC CIRCLES. EMBOSSED AROUND PERIMETER IS "TARGET IRRIGATION LTD. TABER ALBERTA". ON THE BACK IS A D-RING. ETCHED INTO BACK IS "B.K. BELTS & BUCKLES P.O. BOX 5363 STN. A CALGARY ALBERTA T2H 1X8".
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
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
P19990029040
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
IDENTIFICATION TAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000011034
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IDENTIFICATION TAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
TIN, PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Diameter
6.4
Description
CIRCULAR. OBVERSE IS LIGHT YELLOW WITH BLUE PRINT. AROUND PERIMETER READS "SOUTHERN ALBERTA ANTIQUE & CLASSIC AUTO CLUB LETHBRIDGE". IN CENTER, IN BLACK FELT PEN IS "EVERTT A. STEWART" [sic]. FRONT OF BUTTON HAS PLASTIC COVERING. BACK OF BUTTON HAS BRASS SAFETY PIN.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
LEISURE
History
CAME FROM THE BELONGINGS OF DONOR'S FATHER EVERETT STEWART. BORN IN 1912 TO WILLIAM AND SARAH JANE (CUTT) STEWART IN INDIAN HEAD, SASKATCHEWAN. HIS FAMILY FARMED UNTIL THE 1930S, WHEN THE DROUGHT HIT AND HARD TIMES FORCED THEM TO MOVE. EVERETT STAYED AND ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN AT SASKATOON WHERE HE GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN PHARMACY IN 1937. HE THEN WORKED IN PHARMACIES IN INDIAN HEAD AND REGINA. ON JUNE 15, 1939, EVERETT MARRIED MARJORIE BAILEY. HE THEN SIGNED UP WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS AN ARTILLERY OFFICER IN WWII. THEIR DAUGHTER MARGARET JEAN (DONOR) WAS BORN ON MAY 31, 1943. AFTER THE WAR, WITH FUNDING GIVEN TO VETERANS, EVERETT OPENED HIS OWN DRUG STORE IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN. HIS WAS THE FIRST DRUG STORE IN SUTHERLAND AND HE STRUGGLED WITH MAKING IT A VIABLE BUSINESS. THEN IN 1949 HE SOLD THE BUSINESS AND TOOK A SALES POSITION WITH CHARLES E. FROSST & COMPANY WHICH WAS THE LAST WHOLLY OWNED CANADIAN DRUG FIRM. HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE MOVED TO BRANDON, MANITOBA (1949 TO 1955). THE FIRM THEN TRANSFERRED EVERETT TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE REMAINED. AFTER HIS WIFE MARJORIE DIED (1905-1967) HE KEPT BUSY WITH HIS VAST COIN COLLECTION THAT WAS HIS PASSION. HE ATTENDED MANY COIN SHOWS THROUGHOUT CANADA AND THE U.S. AND BOUGHT, TRADED, AND SOLD MOSTLY CANADIAN COINS. THEN ON JULY 22, 1974, HE MARRIED IRENE EVANS (1906-2002) FROM BILLINGS MONTANA. IN 1976 FROSST & CO. RETIRED EVERETT. AFTER THAT THEY SPENT 6 MONTHS A YEAR IN LETHBRIDGE AND 6 MONTHS IN MESA, ARIZONA. EVERETT WAS A LONG TIME MEMBER AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATED CANADIAN TRAVELERS IN BRANDON, MANITOBA AND LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA; A FOUNDING MEMBER AND THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE LION'S CLUB IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN; A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE AND THE LETHBRIDGE AL AZHAR SHRINE CLUB. BESIDES HIS EVER-GROWING COIN COLLECTION, HE RESTORED A 1926 MODEL A FORD. EVERETT PASSED AWAY IN HIS HOME FROM CANCER IN 1993.
Catalogue Number
P20000011034
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FROSST
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PARTICLE BOARD
Catalogue Number
P20000011024
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FROSST
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PARTICLE BOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
29.2
Width
16.3
Description
OVAL SHAPED WITH RECTANGULAR PROTRUSION AT BOTTOM. OBVERSE IS PAINTED BLUE WITH WHITE OVAL OUTLINE WITH "FROSST" IN THE CENTER, ALSO IN WHITE. REVERSE IS UNFINISHED. ONE LARGE SCRATCH IN UPPER LEFT OF SIGN, VARIOUS SMALLER SCRATCHES ABOVE AND BELOW. FRONT OF SIGN HAS MANY MARKS ON PAINT.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
CAME FROM THE BELONGINGS OF DONOR'S FATHER EVERETT STEWART. BORN IN 1912 TO WILLIAM AND SARAH JANE (CUTT) STEWART IN INDIAN HEAD, SASKATCHEWAN. HIS FAMILY FARMED UNTIL THE 1930S, WHEN THE DROUGHT HIT AND HARD TIMES FORCED THEM TO MOVE. EVERETT STAYED AND ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN AT SASKATOON WHERE HE GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN PHARMACY IN 1937. HE THEN WORKED IN PHARMACIES IN INDIAN HEAD AND REGINA. ON JUNE 15, 1939, EVERETT MARRIED MARJORIE BAILEY. HE THEN SIGNED UP WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS AN ARTILLERY OFFICER IN WWII. THEIR DAUGHTER MARGARET JEAN (DONOR) WAS BORN ON MAY 31, 1943. AFTER THE WAR, WITH FUNDING GIVEN TO VETERANS, EVERETT OPENED HIS OWN DRUG STORE IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN. HIS WAS THE FIRST DRUG STORE IN SUTHERLAND AND HE STRUGGLED WITH MAKING IT A VIABLE BUSINESS. THEN IN 1949 HE SOLD THE BUSINESS AND TOOK A SALES POSITION WITH CHARLES E. FROSST & COMPANY WHICH WAS THE LAST WHOLLY OWNED CANADIAN DRUG FIRM. HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE MOVED TO BRANDON, MANITOBA (1949 TO 1955). THE FIRM THEN TRANSFERRED EVERETT TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE REMAINED. AFTER HIS WIFE MARJORIE DIED (1905-1967) HE KEPT BUSY WITH HIS VAST COIN COLLECTION THAT WAS HIS PASSION. HE ATTENDED MANY COIN SHOWS THROUGHOUT CANADA AND THE U.S. AND BOUGHT, TRADED, AND SOLD MOSTLY CANADIAN COINS. THEN ON JULY 22, 1974, HE MARRIED IRENE EVANS (1906-2002) FROM BILLINGS MONTANA. IN 1976 FROSST & CO. RETIRED EVERETT. AFTER THAT THEY SPENT 6 MONTHS A YEAR IN LETHBRIDGE AND 6 MONTHS IN MESA, ARIZONA. EVERETT WAS A LONG TIME MEMBER AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATED CANADIAN TRAVELERS IN BRANDON, MANITOBA AND LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA; A FOUNDING MEMBER AND THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE LION'S CLUB IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN; A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE AND THE LETHBRIDGE AL AZHAR SHRINE CLUB. BESIDES HIS EVER-GROWING COIN COLLECTION, HE RESTORED A 1926 MODEL A FORD, AND TRAVELLED WESTERN CANADA AS AN AVID CURLER. EVERETT PASSED AWAY IN HIS HOME FROM CANCER IN 1993.
Catalogue Number
P20000011024
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NEON SIGN
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20020043000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEON SIGN
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
380
Length
79
Width
91
Description
PLASTIC BACKLIT NEON "LEO SINGER MEN'S AND BOY'S WEAR" SIGN. RECTANGULAR SIGN FEATURES A BLK AND YLLW CHECKERED DESIGN. CHECKERS DISPLAY NEON FOUR POINT STAR-LIKE LIGHTING. FEW OF THE NEON SHAPES ARE BROKEN WITH TWO MISSING. CENTER OF SIGN DISPLAYS RD T-SHAPE WITH THE TEXT "LEO" A CROSSED THE TOP AND "SINGER" VERTICALLY DISPLAYED BELOW. LETTERS ARE WHT WITH NEON LETTERS REPEATED ON TOP. SIDE OF SIGN IS RD WITH YLLW VERTICAL TEXT THAT READS "MEN'S AND BOY'S WEAR". MANUFACTURER LABEL ON BOTTOM READS "NEPRO". OTHER SIDE OF SIGN IS PAINTED WHT AND DISPLAYS VENTILATION PANELS WITH ONE PANEL MISSING. SIGN HAS SOME VISIBLE RUST AND THE PAINT IS CHIPPED IN VARIOUS AREAS.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
NEON SIGN WAS REMOVED FROM LEO SINGER'S CLOTHING STORE IN 2002. LEO SINGER WAS BORN IN ROMANIA AND IMMIGRATED TO RUMSEY, ALBERTA WITH HIS MOTHER. HIS FATHER WAS KILLED IN WWI. LEO AND HIS MOTHER MOVED TO CALGARY, WHERE HE ATTENDED SCHOOL AND LATER GARBER COLLEGE. IN 1930, HE OPENED A RETAIL CLOTHING STORE IN LETHBRIDGE AND FINALLY MOVED HERE IN 1932. ONE OF THE REASONS HE DECIDED TO MOVE, WAS TO PLAY FOR THE LETHBRIDGE JEWISH ASSOCIATION BASEBALL TEAM. SINGER MET HIS WIFE PHYLLIS IN MONTREAL, WHERE SHE WAS BORN AND RAISED, AND THEY MARRIED IN 1942. HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY AND WAS INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE U OF L. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE JEWISH ASSOCIATION, OF WHICH HE WAS PRESIDENT FOR 17 YEARS; THE KIWANIS CLUB, WHICH WAS THE FIRST CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE THAT ALLOWED HIM TO JOIN; RESERVE ARMY, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, UNITED WAY, LEGION, LABOR CLUB, ARMY AND NAVY, ETCETERA. HE VOLUNTEERED MUCH OF HIS TIME WITH DIFFERENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE HE FELT THAT THE COMMUNITY HAD TREATED HIM WELL AND HE WANTED TO SHOW HIS GRATITUDE. IN 1930, HE OPENED A STORE ON THE HIGINBOTHAM BLOCK, MOVING THE STORE IN 1940 TO 214 5 ST. S. SINGER'S WAS THE FIRST IN THE CITY TO SPORT A FLASHING NEON SIGN. NAMED LEO SINGER MEN'S AND BOY'S WEAR IN 1955, THE BOY'S CLOTHING ASPECT WAS PHASED OUT IN THE LATE 1980S OR EARLY 90S. SINGER HANDLED BOYS' WEAR PRIMARILY BECAUSE HE WAS THE SOLE DISTRIBUTOR FOR SCOUTS CANADA IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MORE THAN 50,000 SCOUTS WERE OUTFITTED BY UNIFORMS SUPPLIED THROUGH SINGER. HE ALSO SUPPLIED THE CITY'S POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS WITH UNIFORMS FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. SINGER'S MOTTO AND TRADEMARK WERE "IT'S NOT THE SALE THAT COUNTS -- IT'S THE CUSTOMER". BEING RAISED IN CALGARY HE WAS INSPIRED TO ENTER THE RETAIL CLOTHING BUSINESS AS A TEENAGER, WHO SPENT AFTER-SCHOOL HOURS WORKING FOR A CLOTHIER AND LATER ENROLLED IN BUSINESS SCHOOL. SINGER SAID HE FELL IN LOVE WITH LETHBRIDGE DURING A WEEKEND BASEBALL TOURNAMENT AND DECIDED TO STAY. LEO SINGER PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY OF 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20020043000
Acquisition Date
2002-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
INTERIOR MARQUEE AND LETTERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL AND PLEXIGLASS
Catalogue Number
P20070023003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INTERIOR MARQUEE AND LETTERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Materials
METAL AND PLEXIGLASS
No. Pieces
15
Height
16.1
Length
386.4
Width
28.4
Description
BLACK METAL BOX WITH WHITE PLEXIGLASS SHEET BROKEN INTO TWO PIECES THAT SLIDE INTO FRONT OF BOX. PLEXIGLASS LETTERS SPELLING OUT "LICENSE TO WED" CAN BE ATTACHED TO THE WHITE PLEXIGLASS SHEET - 15 PIECES. 1. WHITE PLASTIC SHEET, SLID INTO OPEN SIDE OF METAL BOX OF INTERIOR MARQUEE, BROKEN IN HALF, RED CURSIVE TEXT READS, "PARAMOUNT" ON ONE PIECE OF SHEET, BLACK STICKER WITH YELLOW TEXT READS, "DOLBY DIGITAL" ON OTHER PIECE OF SHEET. 2 PCES. "PARAMOUNT" PIECE MEASURES 175.8 CM LONG BY 27.6 CM WIDE BY 2.0 CM HIGH. "DOLBY" PIECE MEASURES 216.0 CM LONG BY 27.6 CM WIDE BY 22.0 CM HIGH. 2. INTERIOR MARQUEE, LONG BLACK METAL BOX, SILVER STICKER ON OUTSIDE OF BOX READS, "NATIONAL NEON..."INTERIOR OF BOX PAINTED WHITE, VARIOUS ELECTRICAL CORDS AND COMPONENTS AFFIXED TO INSIDE OF BOX. PLASTIC BAGGIE CONTAINS HARDWARE LIKELY USED TO MOUNT MARQUEE TO WALL. 386.4 CM LONG BY 28.4 CM WIDE BY 16.1 CM HIGH. 12 RECTANGULAR PLEXIGLASS SHEETS, EACH WITH BLUE LETTER: 4. LETTER, "L," TEXT READS, "PAT. 1967." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 11.5. 5. LETTER, "I," TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 7.7. 6. LETTER, "C," TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 11.6. 7. LETTER, "E," TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 11.3. 8. LETTER, "N." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 12.8. 9. LETTER, "S," TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 11.3. 10. LETTER, "E," WORN TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 11.3. 11. LETTER, "T," WORN TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 11.8. 12. LETTER, "O," TEXT READS, "PAT. 1967." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 13.3. 13. LETTER, "W," TEXT READS, "PAT. 1967." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 15.9. 14. LETTER, "E," TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 11.3. 15. LETTER, "D," TEXT READS, "ROTOMATIC." HEIGHT 0.3, LENGTH 17.8, WIDTH 12.7.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
INTERIOR MARQUEE HUNG HORIZONTALLY OVERTOP OF THE ENTRY DOORS TO CINEMA ONE. THE WHITE PLASTIC SHEET SLID INTO THE OPEN END OF THE METAL BOX, AND THE PLEXIGLASS LETTERS IN TURN SLID IN FRONT OF THE PLASTIC SHEET. THE INTERIOR OF THE BOX WAS ILLUMINATED, LIGHTING UP THE LETTERS FROM BEHIND. THE LETTERS SPELL OUT, "LICENSE TO WED," WHICH WAS THE LAST MOVIE THAT WAS SHOWN IN CINEMA ONE AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE IN 2007. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070023001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20070023003
Acquisition Date
2008-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20070006002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
2007
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.3
Length
1.9
Width
1.7
Description
1. GOLD-COLOURED PIN WITH IMAGE OF POST-OFFICE CLOCK TOWER AND SUN, TEXT IN BLACK READS, "DOWNTOWN LA." PIN ROUGHLY SQUARE-SHAPED. REVERSE WITH MULTPILE IMPRINTS READING, "TAIWAN." 2. PIN BACKING, BUTTERFLY CLIP STYLE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
PIN WAS NEVER WORN. PIN REPRESENTS EFFORTS BY THE DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE BUSINESS REVITALIZATION ZONE (BRZ) TO PROMOTE THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS COMMUNITY. THE BRZ , FORMED IN 1987, IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, RECEIVING FUNDING FROM A TAX LEVY IMPOSED ON THE 560+ BUSINESSES IT REPRESENTS. INFORMATION GATHERED FROM DOWNTOWNLETHBRIDGE.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070006001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20070006002
Acquisition Date
2007-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NEON SIGN
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS, NEON GAS
Catalogue Number
P20110034000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEON SIGN
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1990
Materials
METAL, GLASS, NEON GAS
No. Pieces
3
Description
1) NEON SIGN- DARK BLUE PAINTED CORRUGATED METAL BODY, WHITE PAINTED BLOCK LETTERS “COMFORT STATION” ON FRONT. FOUR METAL HANGING TABS WITH BOLT HOLES ON BACK, 2 ON BOTTOM AND 2 ON TOP. WHITE NEON LIGHTS SPELLING “COMFORT STATION” RAISED OVER WHITE PAINTED LETTERS, SIGNIFICANT LOSS TO LIGHTS, OMFORT COMPLETELY GONE, LOSS TO T AND TION. C, S AND A LIGHTS STILL INTACT. DARK BLUE ELECTRICAL TAPE ON SOME AREAS OF LIGHTS. LIGHTS ATTACHED WITH WIRE TO CLEAR PLASTIC TUBE SUPPORTS SCREWED TO METAL BODY OF SIGN. THREE SCREW-ON REMOVABLE METAL PLATES ON TOP OF SIGN TO ACCESS INSIDE WIRING, LEFT AND RIGHT PLATES SQUARE AND CENTER PLATE LARGER RECTANGLE. YELLOW CIRCLE PAINTED ON FRONT TOP RIGHT CORNER AND TOP LEFT CORNER, RED AND BLUE LOGO PAINTED ON BOTTOM CENTER. LOSS OF PAINT ON RIGHT FRONT CORNER AND SCRATCHES ON BODY OF SIGN. (H-42.6 L-276.3 W-28.2) 2) NEON SIGN- DARK BLUE PAINTED CORRUGATED METAL BODY, WHITE PAINTED BLOCK LETTERS “WOMEN” ON FRONT. FOUR METAL HANGING TABS WITH SCREW HOLES, ONE ON EACH BACK CORNER. WHITE NEON LIGHTS SPELLING “WOMEN” RAISED OVER WHITE PAINTED LETTERS, LOSS TO WME AND N LIGHTS, O STILL INTACT. DARK BLUE ELECTRICAL TAPE ON SOME AREAS OF LIGHTS. LIGHTS ATTACHED WITH WIRE TO CLEAR PLASTIC TUBE SUPPORTS SCREWED TO METAL BODY OF SIGN. SCREW-ON REMOVABLE METAL PLATE ON TOP OF SIGN TO ACCESS INSIDE WIRING. LOSS OF PAINT ON LEFT SIDE AND ALONG FRONT EDGES. SCRATCHES ON BODY OF SIGN, BOTTOM LEFT TAB DISFIGURED. (H-32.0 L-92.7 W-25.6) 3) NEON SIGN- DARK BLUE PAINTED CORRUGATED METAL BODY, WHITE PAINTED BLOCK LETTERS “MEN” ON FRONT. FOUR METAL HANGING TABS WITH SCREW HOLES, ONE ON EACH BACK CORNER. WHITE NEON LIGHTS SPELLING “MEN” RAISED OVER WHITE PAINTED LETTERS, LOSS TO M LIGHT, E AND N STILL INTACT. DARK BLUE ELECTRICAL TAPE ON SOME AREAS OF LIGHTS. LIGHTS ATTACHED WITH WIRE TO CLEAR PLASTIC TUBE SUPPORTS SCREWED TO METAL BODY OF SIGN. SCREW-ON REMOVABLE METAL PLATE ON TOP OF SIGN TO ACCESS INSIDE WIRING, PLATE LOOSE. LOSS OF PAINT ON TABS AND SCRATCHES ON BODY OF SIGN. (H-32.3 L- 61.2 W-25.9)
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ACCORDING TO THE GALT ARCHIVES, "ONE OF THE UNIQUE BUILDINGS TO GRACE THE WEST SIDE OF THE GALT GARDENS SQUARE WAS THE PUBLIC RESTROOMS. CALLED THE COMFORT STATION, IT WAS USED FOR THE COMFORT OF SHOPPER AND PARK USERS FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS. THE FIRST SUGGESTION OF A FACILITY IN GALT GARDENS TOOK PLACE IN JANUARY 1944. COUNCIL WISHED TO HAVE THE STRUCTURE LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF THIRD AVENUE AND FIFTH STREETS HOWEVER THEY CHOSE THE LOCATION OPPOSITE THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL. BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR THE CONSTRUCTION WAS UNDERWAY. THE COMFORT STATION’S HOUR OF OPERATION WERE 11:30 AM TO 7:00 PM SEPTEMBER TO MAY. IT WAS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS. IT KEPT THE SAME HOURS JUNE THROUGH AUGUST, BUT WAS CLOSED WEDNESDAYS. THERE WAS DISCUSSION OF LENGTHENING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS, BUT IT DEPENDED ON THE AVAILABILITY OF THE ATTENDANT(S). AN ATTENDANT WAS HIRED WITH THE DUTY OF CLEANING THE INTERIOR OF THE STATION DAILY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS. THE SUPPLY OF TOWELS, TOILET PAPER, AND CUPS HAD TO BE KEPT COMPLETE. THE SURROUNDING AREA OF THE STATION WAS ALSO TO BE KEPT FREE OF TRASH, AND THE SIDEWALKS HAD TO BE KEPT CLEAR OF DEBRIS, AS WELL AS SNOW AND ICE IN THE WINTER MONTHS. THE ATTENDANT WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR LOOKING AFTER THE HEATING SYSTEM AND HAD TO BE AT THE STATION ½ HOUR BEFORE OPENING AND STAY FOR A ½ HOUR AFTER CLOSING. THE BUILDING SUFFERED THE RAVAGES OF TIME AND NEGLECT AS THE YEARS WENT BY. THE COMFORT STATION WAS NOT CLEANED AS OFTEN, AND PEOPLE DIDN’T WANT TO USE THE FACILITY DUE TO ITS UNCLEANLINESS. GRAFFITI ADORNED THE ONCE PRISTINE WALLS, AND THE INTERIOR WAS LEFT TO DECAY. THE BUILDING WAS SOON CLOSED, AND WAS DEMOLISHED IN THE EARLY 1990S WHEN PLANS FOR THE UPGRADE TO THE GALT GARDENS WERE MADE." ACCORDING TO JAY JOHNSTON ON JANUARY 3, 2012, “I FIRST BECAME AWARE OF THE NEON SIGNS WHEN I WAS PROCURING TWO CAR DAMAGED CITY LIGHTING POLES. THIS WAS FOR A SMALL SUMMER STOCK PRODUCTION THE DEPARTMENT (DRAMA) USED TO RUN, WHICH WAS BASICALLY ALL STUDENT RUN. I WAS THE RESIDENT DESIGNER AND MENTOR FOR THE TROUPE. AT THE SAME TIME AS GETTING THE POLES, I ALSO WAS GIVEN HALF A DOZEN STREET LAMP FIXTURES OF VARIOUS STYLES, SOME OF WHICH ARE NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, THE CITY THAT IS, NOT THE ONES I HAD IN STORAGE. ON THE CITY’S PURCHASING DEPARTMENT’S LOADING DOCK, I SAW THE THREE SIGNS AND ASKED ABOUT THEM. I THOUGHT THAT THEY COULD BECOME THE CENTER PIECE OF A STUDENT PRODUCTION. I WAS TOLD IF I WANTED THEM TO BE PLACED INTO OUR PROPS DEPARTMENT, THEN I COULD HAVE THEM. THEY WERE LITERALLY ON THEIR WAY TO THE SCRAP METAL PILE THAT VERY SAME DAY. OF COURSE, I TOOK THEM, THEY WERE FREE AND PART OF LETHBRIDGE’S HISTORY. OUR SUMMER STOCK TROUPE ALWAYS DID A LOCAL CONTENT SHOW FOR A NUMBER OF YEAR RUNNING (IMPROVE). THE SIGNS ARE BASICALLY IN THE SAME CONDITION AS I FOUND THEM. WHEN I RECEIVED THEM, THEY WENT INTO STORAGE RIGHT AWAY AND HAVE REMAINED THERE FOR YEARS. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO REMEMBER EXACTLY WHEN I PICKED THEM UP. AS FAR AS I CAN RECALL, THIS WAS ABOUT 1985. I COULD BE WRONG, BUT IT WAS THE SAME YEAR WE DID “TWO BEERS WITHOUT ASKING”. THE SIGNS HAVE NEVER BEEN USED IN ANY PRODUCTION. I JUST KEPT THEM IN THE DARK TO COIN A PHRASE. OF COURSE THERE WAS NO EXCHANGE OF MONIES IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. THEIR CONDITION IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS THE DAY I PICKED THEM UP.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110034000
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
"WORLD CITIZENS CENTRE"
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, THREAD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20120023000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"WORLD CITIZENS CENTRE"
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
2000
Materials
CANVAS, THREAD, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.25
Length
60
Width
227.5
Description
MACHINE-STITCHED BANNER MADE OF OFF-WHITE, HEAVY CANVAS MATERIAL. SIX BRASS-COLOURED METAL GROMMETS AT CORNERS AND TOP AND BOTTOM CENTRE. CANVAS IS HANDPAINTED IN BROWN, ORANGE AND BLACK INK, WITH TEXT READING “WORLD CITIZENS CENTRE” AND AN IMAGE DEPICTING FOUR FIGURES LINKING HANDS AROUND A GEOMETRIC GLOBE SHAPE. FABRIC IS CREASED FROM PREVIOUS FOLDING. STAINING AND GENERAL GRIME THROUGHOUT, WITH MASKING TAPE RESIDUE AT INTERVALS ALONG THE TOP EDGE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
TRANSFER FROM GALT ARCHIVES. ACQUIRED AS PART OF THE WORLD CITIZENS CENTRE FONDS. THIS BANNER WAS USED BY THE WORLD CITIZENS CENTRE OF LETHBRIDGE TO PROMOTE THEIR ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAMMING AT PUBLIC EVENTS. THE SOCIETY OPENED ON NOVEMBER 6, 1978 AND ACTED AS A RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS , SUPPLYING ACCESS TO BOOKS, TEACHING KITS, AND AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CULTURAL AWARENESS AND GLOBAL STUDIES. THE CENTRE PUBLISHED A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, STARTED THE TAPESTRY PROJECT (AN ANTI-RASCISM INITIATIVE), AND WORKED WITH NUMEROUS OTHER ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION COORDINATING COUNCIL OF ALBERTA, THE ALBERTA COUNCIL FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE, THE OPOSKAA’SIN EARLY INTERVENTION SOCIETY, SOUTHERN ALBERTA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM, AND LETHBRIDGE IMMIGRANT SETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION. THE CENTRE ALSO CONTIBUTED RESOURCES TO POPULAR PUBLIC EVENTS INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND INTERNATIONAL DINNERS. BY 1995 FEDERAL CUTS TO THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, FROM WHICH THE CENTRE RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT FUNDING, CAUSED THE CENTRE TO SHIFT ITS FOCUS TO PROJECT-BASED GRANT FUNDING AND ULTIMATELY RESULTED IN THE CENTRE CLOSING IN 2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120023000
Acquisition Date
2012-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"RED DAWN"
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, INK
Catalogue Number
P20180029001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"RED DAWN"
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER, INK
No. Pieces
1
Length
104
Width
68.8
Description
POSTER WITH IMAGE ON FRONT OF PURPLE AND BLUE SKY WITH SUNRISE AND PARATROOPERS DESCENDING OVER TOWN SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS AT BOTTOM EDGE. POSTER HAS WHITE BORDERS; POSTER HAS WHITE TEXT PRINTED ON IMAGE “IN OUR TIME NO FOREIGN ARMY HAS EVER OCCUPIED AMERICAN SOIL. UNTIL NOW” AND RED PRINTED TEXT BELOW WITH RUSSIAN SYLLABICS OVER “RED DAWN”; POSTER HAS WHITE CREDITS ALONG BOTTOM EDGE, “A VALKYRIE FILM A SIDNEY BECKERMAN PRODUCTION RED DAWN…” WITH LISTING OF CAST AND CREW MEMBERS. LOWER LEFT CORNER OF IMAGE HAS TEXT WARNING “PG-13, PARENTS ARE STRONGLY CAUTIONED TO GIVE SPECIAL GUIDANCE FOR ATTENDANCE OF CHILDREN UNDER 13, SOME MATERIAL MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN”, AND TEXT BESIDE “[COPYRIgHT SYMBOL” 1984 UNITED ARTISTS CORPORATION”; LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF IMAGE HAS LOGO “METRO GOLDWYN MAYER UNITED ARTISTS, DIAMOND JUBILEE, SIXTY YEARS OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT”; POSTER HAS TEXT ALONG LOWER BORDER “PROPERTY OF NATIONAL SCREEN CORPORATION LICENSED FOR USE ONLY IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXHIBITION OF THIS PICTURE AT THE THEATRE LICENSING THIS MATERIAL. LICENSEE AGREES NOT TO TRADE, SELL OR GIVE IT AWAY, OR PERMIT OTHERS TO USE IT, NOR SHALL LICENSEE BE ENTITLED TO ANY CREDIT UPON RETURN OF THIS MATERIAL. THIS MATERIAL EITHER MUST BE RETURNED OR DESTROYED IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE. LITHO. IN U.S.A., RED DAWN 840077”. BACK OF POSTER HAS HANDWRITTEN TEXT IN RED INK IN LOWER LEFT CORNER “KEVIN MCLEAN $2.00” AND HANDWRITTEN TEXT IN BLUE INK “RED DAWN”. POSTER HAS TEARS AT RIGHT AND LEFT EDGES, AND LOWER EDGE; FRONT IS CREASED; BACK OF CORNERS HAS LOSS FROM REMOVAL OF ADHESIVES. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
LEISURE
History
ON DECEMBER 21, 2018, GALT MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT INTERVIEWED KEVIN MACLEAN REAGARDING HIS DONATION OF PERSONAL OBJECTS. THE OBJECTS DONATED BY MACLEAN REFLECTED HIS LIFE AND IDENTITY THROUGH HIS TIME IN LETHBRIDGE. ON THE “RED DAWN” FILM POSTER, MACLEAN ELABORATED, “THE POSTER [WAS] UP [IN MY ROOM].” “[IN] THE 1980S, AS A KID, AND I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS JUST ME ‘CAUSE I WAS A NEWS JUNKIE, THE COLD WAR WAS A BIG DEAL IN THE EARLY ‘80S. THERE WERE SHOWS ON TV THAT WERE SCARING THE CRAP OUT OF ME. THERE WAS ONE CALLED "THE DAY AFTER" AND THAT WAS IN ’83. THEN IN 1984 THIS MOVIE COMES OUT WHICH IS CALLED RED DAWN WHICH IS, AGAIN, ABOUT RUSSIAN COMMUNIST INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICA. IT’S A SMALL TOWN THAT ALL THESE TROOPS DROP INTO. TO SAY THE LEAST, I WAS SEMI-OBSESSED WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER.” “IF YOU WATCHED "THE DAY AFTER"…ON ONE HAND, THAT KIND OF SUBJECT MATTER CAN FEEL FOREIGN AND ABSTRACT AND NOT RELEVANT. BUT, IF AT THE SAME TIME YOU’RE A KID, AND YOUR PARENTS ARE WATCHING THE NEWS EVERY NIGHT, AND YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN WHAT’S GOING ON—A LOT OF KIDS DON’T CARE BUT FOR SOME REASON, I WAS VERY INTERESTED. THEN YOU THOUGHT, “NO, THIS IS A VERY REAL PROSPECT. THIS COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN.” I WAS TERRIFIED ABOUT IT. BUT, AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS ALSO ATTRACTED TO IT, LIKE A FLAME. IT WAS…ROCKETS…I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS BUT I WAS ACTIVELY INTERESTED IN [THEM]. THEN AT SOME POINT, THAT PIVOTED, WHICH IS WHEN I KNOW I WAS LOOKING AT THE SOLDIER OF FORTUNE MAGAZINES AND THEN I STARTED BUYING COMIC BOOKS…WORLD WAR TWO COMIC BOOKS.” “WE DIDN’T HAVE MUCH TV OUT IN PICTURE BUTTE. [OTHER PEOPLE] PROBABLY HAD LOTS OF CHANNELS IN LETHBRIDGE. ONE CHANNEL WE DID HAVE—I THINK WE ONLY HAD THREE—WAS CBC. I REMEMBER [MY PARENTS] WATCHING THE NATIONAL. I THINK [THERE] WAS [A SHOW] CALLED THE JOURNAL WITH BARBARA FRUM [THAT MY PARENTS] WOULD WATCH AT TEN O’CLOCK EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. I WOULD SNEAK OUT OF MY ROOM AND HIDE BEHIND THE COUCH, AND [THE COLD WAR IS] ON THE NEWS EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.” “IN TERMS OF [THE COLD WAR] MANIFESTING ITSELF LOCALLY…I THINK TRUDEAU’S IN POWER, AND THERE’S A WHOLE DEBATE ABOUT CANADA HAVING NUKES IN THIS COUNTRY. ULTIMATELY, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. BUT, THE U.S. WAS TESTING CRUISE MISSILES IN ALBERTA, AND NOT FAR FROM MY FRIEND’S HOUSE OUT NEAR PICTURE BUTTE, WHEN THE TALK OF A CRUISE MISSILE BEING TESTED IN ALBERTA WAS IN THE NEWS, ACTIVELY, PEOPLE WERE UNHAPPY AND PROTESTING. A BUNCH OF TRACTOR TRAILERS PULLED UP ON THE TOP OF A HILL, TWO MILES AWAY FROM [MY FRIEND’S] HOUSE, WITH U.S. LICENSE PLATES. OTHERWISE, THEY WERE TOTALLY UNMARKED. THEY BUILT THIS RADAR INSTALLATION UP ON THE TOP OF THE HILL, WHERE IT REMAINED…FOR THREE DAYS OR [SO]…AND THEN IT ALL DISAPPEARED.” “I CAN’T SAY THAT I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS RELATED TO CRUISE MISSILE TESTING.” “GENERALLY TO SAY…WITH THESE [OBJECTS] I CAN DRAW A BIT OF A LINE FROM MY HAVING POSSESSED THEM ALL THE WAY, IN SOME FORM…THEY WOULD HAVE HAD AN IMPACT ON [MY] IDENTITY AND WHO I THINK I AM TODAY. I DON’T VALUE THEM BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE UTILITY AND THEY DON’T HAVE PRACTICAL VALUE. I DON’T LOOK AT THEM ALL THE TIME, BUT I KNOW THAT THEY HAVE SOME IMPORTANCE LIFE-WISE.” “IN SCHOOL, THERE WAS A GAME THAT WE WERE PLAYING. THIS IS AT A TIME WHEN THERE’S ONE COMPUTER FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL. IT WAS AN APPLE…AND IT WAS A WW2-BASED GAME. MY INTEREST, INITIALLY, WAS IN CONTEMPORARY-TYPE STUFF. THEN WE’RE PLAYING THIS GAME WHICH I’M NOT REALLY–IT’S ABSTRACT TO ME. WE’RE JUST PLAYING THIS GAME AND THEN, BECAUSE I’M INTO THIS, I’M BUYING MAGAZINES CALLED SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, AND I CAN REMEMBER FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES OF [THE] PROXY WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. [THE RUSSIANS] HAD GONE INTO AFGHANISTAN, AND I SAW A WW2 PICTURE AND I CONNECTED IT TO THIS GAME AND I [THOUGHT], “OH, THIS IS A REAL THING.” THEN, ALL OF A SUDDEN, THIS CONTEMPORARY STUFF IS OF LESSER INTEREST AND THEN IT BECOMES MORE SECOND WORLD WAR INTEREST AFTER THAT.” “MAYBE I STILL AM [THAT PERSON] TODAY A BIT…IN DIFFERENT RESPECTS. [THE OBJECTS] TAKE UP SOME SPACE BUT I COULDN’T LET THEM GO BECAUSE THEY’RE SYMBOLS, IN A WAY. THEY’RE ONLY THAT BECAUSE OF WHAT IS IN MY HEAD, SO I THOUGHT AT SOME POINT IT WAS GOOD TO [DONATE THEM]…IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MAYBE EASIER TO LET SOME OF THIS STUFF GO.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, BRANDON SUN, MEDICINE HAT NEWS, AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180029001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180029001
Acquisition Date
2018-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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