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Other Name
"4 5 6 PICK UP STICKS"
Date Range From
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HEAVY CARD, TIN, WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19683175000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"4 5 6 PICK UP STICKS"
Date Range From
1900
Materials
HEAVY CARD, TIN, WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
44
Height
20.6
Length
19.0
Diameter
5.0
Description
.1 CARD CYLINDER WITH METAL BASE AND CAP "4 5 6 PICK UP STICKS THE CONTINEN-TAL GAME MANUFACTURED IN CANADA UNDER EXCLUSIVE LICENSE BY GRANGER FRERES LIMITED MONTREAL" ON BOTH SIDES. .2 TO .16 - YELLOW ENDED STICKS. .17 TO .31 - RED ENDED STICKS. .32 TO .36 - GREEN, ENDED STICKS. .37 TO .41 - BLUE, ENDED STICKS. .40 HAS BEEN BROKEN AND GLUED. .42 BLACK ENDED STICKS. .43 INSTRUCTION SHEET.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19683175000
Acquisition Date
1968-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19683176000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
29
Height
6.4
Length
16.9
Width
5.4
Description
.1 PAPER COVERED BLACK BOX. .2 TO .29 BLACK WOODEN DOMINOES WITH FLORAL DESIGNS ON BACK, MEASURING 0.7 CM X 2.0 CM X 4.1 CM.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19683176000
Acquisition Date
1968-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BOARD & PEGS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19693651000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOARD & PEGS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
3
Height
5.4
Length
12.7
Width
8.6
Description
INLAID WOOD. HINGED CARD-SIZED BOX. HAND PRINTED IN INK INSIDE. "DONATED BY PAT WEBB 1701 - 18TH AVENUE SOUTH". POSSIBLY HANDMADE. ONE RED AND ONE WHITE PEG. BOX LINED WITH GREEN PATTERNED PAPER. CORNER OF LID IS SPLIT.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19693651000
Acquisition Date
1967-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS (BRIDGE DECK)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARD
Catalogue Number
P19738061000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS (BRIDGE DECK)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CARD
No. Pieces
1
Length
9.5
Width
6.7
Description
LIGHT PLAYING CARD. STAMPED ON OUTSIDE OF BOX "606, CONGRESS PLAYING CARDS BRIDGE". "MADE IN CANADA THE MUSSON BOOK COMPANY, LTD. TORONTO, ONTARIO". PICTURE ON CARDS ENTITLED "THE MEET""C ORBOULD" ARTIST. ENGLISH HUNTSMEN & DOGS.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19738061000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHINESE LOTTERY-MASTER SHEETS & TICKETS (SET)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19770100000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHINESE LOTTERY-MASTER SHEETS & TICKETS (SET)
Date
1930
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
92
Description
.1 MASTER SHEETS. 13.6 CM TH. X 15.3 CM LTH. PAPER. 4 PIECES. A 9.5 CM X 10.2 CM MARGIN IS PRINTED IN GREEN INK ON THE FACE OF EACH SHEET. 80 CHINESE CHARACTERS APPEAR WITHIN THE MARGIN ON EACH SHEET. PRINTED ACROSS EACH SHEET: "SANG CHOI MADE IN CHINA". BOOKLETS ARE STAPLED TWICE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. THE BOOKLETS CONTAIN: 53 SHEETS, 44 SHEETS, 44 SHEETS, 35 SHEETS. .2 DRAW TICKETS. 6.4 CM WTH. X 6.4 CM LTH. A CHINESE CHARACTER IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK ON EACH TICKET. "MADE IN CHINA" IS STAMPED ACROSS EACH TICKET IN PURPLE INK. THE TICKETS ARE BUNDLED INTO PACKET OF 80, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO MATCH A MASTER SHEET. HOWEVER, THERE ARE 88 TICKETS IN THIS PACKET.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
.1 THESE LOTTERIES WERE RUN OPENLY IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE 1930'S AND 1940'S AT FIVE OR SIX DIFFERENT FIRMS IN LETHBRIDGE'S CHINATOWN. THESE PARTICULAR MASTER SHEETS AND TICKETS CAME FROM THE BOW-ON-TONG STORE OF LEONG WAY, AND WERE PURCHASED FROM CHINA. A BETTOR PAID A NICKLE (MIN), DIME OR QUARTER FOR TEN CHARACTERS ON A MASTER SHEET. THE CHARACTERS WERE MARKED OFF. AT SET TIMES ON THE HOUR, THE BETTORS GATHERED IN A CROWD. THE TICKETS, WHICH MATCHED THE CHARACTERS ON A MASTER SHEET, WERE CRUMPLED AND DIVIDED INTO 4 PILES OF 20 EACH. THE CROWD INDICATED A PILE, WHICH WAS OPENED UP FOR THE PAY-OFF. A BETTOR HAD TO HAVE AT LEAST 5 CHARACTERS TO WIN, DOUBLE FOR 6, DOUBLE AGAIN FOR 7, ETC. TO 10 IN TOTAL. THE WINNING CHARACTERS WERE THEN POSTED ON THE WALL. .2 THESE WERE THE TICKETS THAT WERE CRUMPLED, PUT INTO 4 PILES OF 20 EACH, AND USED TO INDICATE THE PAY-OFF FOR BETTORS MARKED ON A LOTTERY MASTER SHEET
Catalogue Number
P19770100000
Acquisition Date
1977-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BONES, HANDGAME
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE, STEEL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19790232000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BONES, HANDGAME
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
BONE, STEEL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
4
Length
66.0
Diameter
2.2-2.5
Description
THE GAME "BONES" ARE MANUFACTURED BY HAND FROM LARGE MAMMAL LONG BONES. THEY COME 4 TO A SET, 2 IN ONE SUBSET AND 2 IN THE OTHER SUBSET. ONE SUBSET IS MARKED WITH CENTRE WRAPPINGS OF BLACK LEATHER (.1 AND .2). THE OTHER SUBSET ARE PLAIN BONE (.3 AND .4). ALL THE BONES ARE ROUNDED AT THE ENDS, ABOUT THE SAME SIZE, AND WEIGHTED IN THE CENTRE WITH STEEL NAILS - FILED TO THE CORRECT LENGTH.
Subjects
GAME
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS. PURCHASED, OR RECEIVED AS A GIFT, BY DONOR FROM INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WORKING OR STOPPING AT THE RANCH. USED BY PLAINS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO GAMBLE IN THE "STICK GAME" VERY POPULAR GAME ON THE NORTH WEST PLAINS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING A DRUM DONATED BY DOROTHY BLADES, ALSO THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR AND HER FAMILY'S RANCH, THE ROCKING P, WAS FOUND IN LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1931 AND 1953, THE BOOK 'COWBOYS, RANCHERS AND THE CATTLE BUSINESS: CROSS-BORDER PERSPECTIVES ON RANCHING HISTORY' BY SIMON M. EVANS, AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON AMERICASHORSEDAILY.COM, AND THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. RODERICK RIDDLE MACLEAY WAS BORN IN 1878 IN DANVILLE, QUEBEC. IN 1898 HE CAME TO ALBERTA AND BEGAN RANCING A SMALL HERD OF CATTLE ON LAND WEST OF HIGH RIVER. IN 1904, MACLEAY PURCHASED THE 40,000 ACRE BROOKS RANCH, AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR MARRIED LAURA STURTEVANT. THEY HAD TWO DAUGHTERS, DOROTHY AND MAXINE. DURING THE SEVERE WINTER OF 1906/07, MACLEAY LOST 90% OF HIS HERD , AND A FLAGGING CATTLE MARKET DEVASTATED HIS PROFITS. ONLY TWO YEARS LATER HOWEVER, MACLEAY ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP WITH ROCKING P RANCH OWNER GEORGE EMERSON, AND IN 1914 MACLEAY BOUGHT OUT EMERSON WITH THE AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN THE ROCKING P BRAND. OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS MACLEAY EXAPANDED Y ACQUIRING THE ADJACENT WILLOW CREEK, BAR S, AND LIVINGSTONE RANCHES. IN THE 1930S, MACLEAY HIRED ERNEST BLADES AS A COWBOY, AND BLADES MARRIED DOROTHY MACLEAY IN 1940. ROD MACLEAY DIED IN OCTOBER 1953, AND HIS LAND WAS LEFT TO HIS DAUGHTERS. DOROTHY AND ERNEST BLADES ASSUMED OPERATION OF THE ROCKING P, MANAGING IT ALONG WITH THEIR OWN RANCH, THE 3VS. THEIR SON, MAC BLADES, BEGAN WORKING FULL TIME ON THE RANCHES IN 1965 WHEN HE FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL, AND BY 1973 WAS RANCH MANAGER. IN 1996 THE PROPERTY WAS DIVIDED AMONG DOROTHY AND ERNEST'S FIVE CHILDREN, AND AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, MAC BLADES OWNS AND OPERATES THE ROCKING P RANCH. OF PARTICULAR NOTE TO THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS DONATED BY DOROTHY BLADES TO THE GALT MUSEUM IS THIS SHORT EXCERPT FROM ROD MACLEAY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY FROM OCTOBER 30, 1953: "[AN] INTEREST WHICH ENGROSSED [MACLEAY] WAS THE CAUSE OF THE STONEY INDIANS LIVING A NOMADIC LIFE AWAY FROM THE MORLEY RESERVATION. HE HAD MUCH TO DO WITH IMPRESSING SUCCESSFULLY ON THE GOVERNMENT THE NEED FOR A SUB-RESERVE." THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE NAKODA (FORMERLY CALLED STONEY) FIRST NATION AND THE EDEN VALLEY RESERVE WAS SOURCED FROM ROCKYMOUNTAINNAKODA.COM. THE NAKODA "MOUNTAIN PEOPLE" HISTORICALLY TRAVERSED THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS IN SMALL, NOMADIC GROUPS, WITH EACH GROUP BEING LED BY A HEAD CHIEF. IN 1877 AT THE SIGNING OF TREATY 7, THE NAKODA WERE REPRESENTED BY THREE HEAD CHIEFS, WHO WERE ASSURED THAT THE NAKODA WOULD RETAIN THREE LARGE TRACTS OF TRADITIONAL HOMELAND, ONE FOR EACH NOMADIC GROUP. HOWEVER, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLOTED THE NAKODA ONLY ONE LAND ENTITLEMENT, NOW KNOWN AS THE MORLEY RESERVE, LOCATED WEST OF CALGARY. THE LAND ALLOTMENT WAS FENCED IN BARBED WIRE, PREVENTING THE NAKODA FROM THEIR NOMADIC MOVEMENTS. DURING THE 20TH CENTURY, TWO SMALLER SATELLITE RESERVES WERE ESTABLISHED FOR THE NAKODA FIRST NATION: THE BIG HORN RESERVE (KISKA WAPTADN "BIG HORN RIVER"), 265KM NORTHWEST OF MORLEY, AND THE EDEN VALLEY RESERVE (GA-HNA "ALONG THE FOOTHILLS"), 120KM SOUTH OF MORLEY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19790232000
Acquisition Date
1974-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE PLAYING CARDS "OGURA-HYAKUNIN ISSHU" (COMPLETE WITH BOX)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19790260000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PLAYING CARDS "OGURA-HYAKUNIN ISSHU" (COMPLETE WITH BOX)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1955
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, TIN
No. Pieces
100
Height
6.4
Length
8.3
Width
11.4
Description
BOX: HAS JAPANESE WRITING ON TOP OF LID. WATER STAINED AND FRAYED ON EDGES. BOX IS ONLY IN FAIR CONDITION. LID HAS REINFORCED CORNERS MADE OF TIN (ON BOTTOM EDGES). "MADE IN JAPAN" PRINTED ON BOTTOM OF BOX. CARDS: EACH HAVE DIFFERENT JAPANESE WRITINGS ON THEM. CARDS ARE BLUE CARDBOARD WITH WHITE PAPER FACES ON THEM-THE WRITING IS IN BLACK INK ON WHITE FACES- CARDS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. THERE ARE 98 CARDS IN SET. EACH CARD IS 5.1 CM X 7.3 CM. ONE CARD HAS BEEN BENT IN THE MIDDLE.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE HISTORY ATTACHED.
Catalogue Number
P19790260000
Acquisition Date
1979-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE PLAYING CARDS "OGURA-HYAKUNIN ISSHU"
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19790261000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PLAYING CARDS "OGURA-HYAKUNIN ISSHU"
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1955
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, TIN
No. Pieces
67
Height
5.7
Length
8.3
Width
11.4
Description
BOX: BOTTOM OF BOX IS MISSING, ONLY LID NOW HOLDS THIS SET OF CARDS. LID TOP IS IN FAIR CONDITION WITH 3 CORNERS SPLIT, WATER STAINED, AND TOP OF BOX HAS FRAYED LABEL. LABEL HAS JAPANESE WRITING IN GOLD AND BLACK ON FADED GREEN BACKGROUND. CARDS: EACH HAS DIFFERENT JAPANESE WRITINGS ON THEM. CARDS ARE BLUE CARDBOARD WITH WHITE PAPER FACES ON THEM - THE WRITING IS IN BLACK INK ON WHITE FACES. SOME CARDS ARE WATER STAINED AND WARPED. ONE CARD HAS BEEN REINFORCED WITH WHITE TAPE. EACH CARD IS 5.1 CM X 7.3 CM. THERE ARE 66 CARDS IN SET.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE HISTORY ATTACHED.
Catalogue Number
P19790261000
Acquisition Date
1979-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
P19800005001-010-GA
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLYWOOD
Catalogue Number
P19800007000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19800005001-010-GA
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLYWOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
32.4
Width
35.6
Description
VARNISHED PLYWOOD. 9 SQUARES RUNNING EACH WAY. DIVIDED WITH EACH SQUARE MEASURING 3.8 CM X 3.8 CM. SQUARES ARE CUT INTO WOOD AND THEN BLUE INK TRACED IN GROOVES. HAND-MADE BOARD.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
JAPANESE/CANADIAN. GO BOARD USED TO PLAY A TYPE OF CHECKERS, GO AND CHINESE CHESS.
Catalogue Number
P19800007000
Acquisition Date
1978-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SKIPPING ROPE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRAIDED COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19694619000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKIPPING ROPE
Date
1902
Materials
WOOD, BRAIDED COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
230.5
Description
PAINTED SPRUCE HANDLES, "MAGGIE HARVIE" STAMPED ON 1 HANDLE. BRAIDED ROPE IS ORANGE, WHITE & BLUE.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
PURCHASED AT GLASCOW EXHIBITION IN 1902. DONOR BELIEVES ROPE WAS MOTHER'S. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE HARVIE FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. ROBERT AND MARGARET HARVIE LEFT SCOTLAND IN 1904 AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, DESTINED FOR LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE FAMILY CONSISTED OF TWO SONS (JOHN AND CHARLIE) AND A DAUGHTER (MARGARET). MR. HARVIE’S MINING EXPERIENCE IN HIS NATIVE SCOTLAND PROVED VALUABLE IN LETHBRIDGE AND DIAMOND CITY WHERE, HE FOUND WORK MINING COAL. IN 1907, MR. HARVIE MOVED HIS FAMILY ON TO THE PRAIRIE AFTER HE DECIDED THAT FARMING WAS HIS CALLING. HE OCCUPIED LANDS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE BEFORE SETTLING PERMANENTLY NEAR TURIN. MRS. MARGARET MCNABB WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE HARVIE FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 86 IN 1979. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE FAMILY, PLEASE REFERENCE P19651761000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING ITEMS DONATED BY MARGARET MCNABB. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19694619000
Acquisition Date
1969-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
(SET OF 6)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19705906000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
(SET OF 6)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
6
Height
34.3
Diameter
3.2
Description
MAPLE. "3/4 LB." STAMPED ON EACH CLUB
Subjects
GAME
SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Historical Association
SPORTS
EDUCATION
History
USED BY CENTRAL SCHOOL WHICH OCCUPIED THE PRESENT CITY LIBRARY SITE. SCHOOL TORN DOWN IN EARLY 1970'S
Catalogue Number
P19705906000
Acquisition Date
1970-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CROKINOLE
Date Range From
1911
Date Range To
1914
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STRING, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19860054000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROKINOLE
Date Range From
1911
Date Range To
1914
Materials
WOOD, STRING, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
73.5
Width
73.5
Description
WOOD BOARD HAS ROUNDED CORNERS, STRING NETS IN EACH CORNER. 6.8 CM. PAPER GLUED AROUND PERIMETER, #1-#40 (10 EACH SIDE) NATIONAL FLAG, COUNTRY'S NAME & POPULATION. 54.8 CM. DARK WOOD, 2 GOLD BANDS, IN CENTRE IS A 19.5 CM. CIRCLE (PAPER) DEPICTING 4 NATIONAL FLAGS, COUNTRY'S NAME & POPULATION. 3.3 CM. DIA. FELT LINED RECESSED CIRCLE, PROBABLY SLOT FOR A BALL. 8 PEG HOLES, 7 WOODEN PEGS. REVERSE SIDE IS A PAINTED BLACK & BROWN WOOD-GRAINED CHECKER-BOARD. GREY FELT BUMPER GUARD ATTACHED TO OUTER PERIMETER. 6 PAINTED TRIANGLES ON EACH SIDE. "1, 2, 3, 4", PAINTED WITH AN "ARROW" POINTED TO APPROPRIATE NET SLOT SIDE.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THE DONOR'S (AS CHILDREN) PURCHASED THE BOARD ABOUT 1911.
Catalogue Number
P19860054000
Acquisition Date
1985-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, INK
Catalogue Number
P19860085000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, INK
No. Pieces
50
Length
6.7
Width
4.5
Description
WHITE, OFF WHITE, BLUE, BLACK, RED. MISSING EIGHT OF DIAMONDS, ACE OF SPADES, TWO OF SPADES. ONE BLANK CARD. NO JOKERS. QUEEN OF HEARTS HAS A LENGTHWISE CREASE ON ONE SIDE. THREE OF DIAMONDS HAS LARGE HOLE NEAR CENTRE. ACE OF CLUBS HAS THREE SMALL HOLES, TWO NEAR CENTRE, THE THIRD TO ONE SIDE. KING OF CLUBS TORN CORNER "K" MISSING. FACE OF CARDS SHOWS MEDIEVAL CLOTHED FRENCH ROYALTY. NUMBERED CARDS SHOW SAME NUMBER OF SUIT SYMBOLS AS NUMBER, INSIDE A PERIMETER LINE, IE. THREE OF SPADES IS WRITTEN TWICE, AND THREE SPADES APPEAR. ACE OF EACH SUIT VERY DECORATIVE WITH SUIT SYMBOL INSIDE A ROUNDEL. ALSO EACH BEARS THE WORDS "CHAS GOODALL & SONS LONDON". BACKS BEAR A SHIELD ARROW & QUIVER, HELMET, BISHOPS, MITRE AND SPEAR.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR BELIEVES CARDS DATE TO TURN OF CENTURY, BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND AT THAT TIME TO ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P19860085000
Acquisition Date
1986-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
C/W DICE & MARBLES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19860141000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W DICE & MARBLES
Date
1968
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
65
Description
.1 ASSEMBLED 64.8 CM LGTH. X 8.7 CM WDTH X 1.9 CM. PLYWOOD, PLASTIC, GLASS. BLUE, WHITE, BLACK, GREEN, RED, YELLOW. AGGRAVATION GAMEBOARD. BOARD IS CONSTRUCTED OF PLYWOOD, 2 PIECES. WHEN ASSEMBLED FORMS A CROSS OR "X". EACH ARM OF THE CROSS HAS 25 DRILLED CUPS. TWO ARMS HAVE IN ADDITION 2 SMALLER CUPS, PAINTED BLACK. FITTED TOGETHER WITH 1/2 LAP JOINT. .2 SUPPLIED WITH THE GAME ARE 2 PLASTIC DICE. .3 GLASS MARBLES, 10 OF EACH COLOR, BLUE, GREEN, BLACK, RED, ORANGE. ALSO 11 WHITE MARBLES.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
MADE BY LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT MAURICE PARFITT IN 1968. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CORA HASTINGS. RESEARCH CONDUCTED AS PART OF THE AUDIT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN IDENTIFYING THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN. ATTACHED TO THE ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE IS THE OBITUARY OF HASTINGS. IT READS: "CORA JEWELL HASTINGS DIED IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ON JANUARY 30, 2011. BORN IN MERCER, PENNSYLVANIA, ON DECEMBER 7TH, 1925, CORA IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1967 TO ACCEPT A POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE. SHW WAS THE FOUNDING COORDINATOR OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION CURRICULUM LABORATORY LOCATED IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. SHE RETIRED FROM THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN 1984." FOR FULL OBITUARY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19860141000
Acquisition Date
1986-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, LEAD, FEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19880035003
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
WOOD, LEAD, FEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Length
15.0
Diameter
1.0
Description
WOODEN BODY. LEAD WEIGHT. METAL POINT. SPLIT FEATHER GLUED TO WOOD AND BOUND WITH THREAD. FEATHER IN VERY POOR CONDITION.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
CAME FROM FORMER ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BUILDING 1ST AVE. SOUTH. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19880035003
Acquisition Date
1988-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PET STORE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19890019005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PET STORE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PAPER, TIN
No. Pieces
23
Length
29.5
Width
24.5
Description
GAME "PETS STORES" IN RED BOX IS GENERAL STORE GAME CONTAINS TIN OF "COLEMANS MUSTARD", TIN OF "GEORGE BORWICK BAKING POWDER", TIN OF "COWAN'S INSTANT COCOA", BOX OF "QUAKER PUFFED WHEAT", BOX OF "QUAKER ROLLED WHITE OATS", SET OF BALANCE SCALES WITH "1/4, 1/2, & 1 POUND" WEIGHTS, STAMP PAD & STAMP, EGG CUP, MEASURING BOWL, "BOOK OF RULES FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF PETS STORES", "PETS STORES THE NURSERY PLAYLAND" RECEIPT, 2 SIGNS, "FULL WEIGHT GIVEN" & "GOODS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED", & 1 ADVERTISING SIGN READING "KINDLY RECOMMEND 'CAMP' TO YOUR FRIENDS IT SAVES TIME MONEY, WASTE AND WORRY". CORNERS OF BOX BROKEN WITH BOTTOM LEFT CORNER MISSING; REPAIRED WITH TAPE. GAME IS INCOMPLETE.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
RECEIVED AT SALVATION ARMY AS AN ANONYMOUS DONATION. GAME DESIGNED & SOLD IN ENGLAND JUDGING BY CONTENT & LABELLING, MAY HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE IN CANADA OR BROUGHT OVER WITH IMMIGRANTS OR SENT HAS A GIFT.
Catalogue Number
P19890019005
Acquisition Date
May-89
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BOARD GAME
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19910041063
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOARD GAME
Date
1938
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
62
Length
44.8
Width
40.2
Description
HANDMADE BOARD GAME, PLYWOOD PLAYING SURFACE, SHALLOW HOLES DRILLED IN A 6 STAR PATTERN. MITRED FRAME, NATURAL FINISH. FRAME NAILED TO BOARD. INCLUDES 61 GLASS MARBLES, VARIOUS COLORS. ON BACK OF BOARD IS HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL "MADE BY" "DEAN KITTLE GAVE ME THIS BOARD WHEN HE & LUCILLE VISITED US ON THE FARM SUMMER OF 1938. THEY VISITED US AGAIN AT OUR HOME IN VULCAN JULY 1-4 1960. THEY LEFT AT 8AM JULY 4. DEAN, LUCILLE & I PLAYED THIS GAME NIGHT OF JULY 3 1960 I WON 2 GAMES DEAN WON 1 MAMMA DID NOT PLAY." ALSO WRITTEN IN INK IS "DONATED TO PETER DAWSON LODGE VULCAN AUG-1989 BY E. BOOSE." ON FRONT TOP LEFT CORNER IS "CHING CHECK BY D. KITTLE".
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
MADE BY DEAN KITTLE OF CAIRO OHIO IN 1938 & GIVEN TO DONOR. DONOR HAD DONATED GAME TO PETER DAWSON LODGE IN 1989 WHERE SHE NOW RESIDES. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING TWO NECKLACES AND A CUSHION COVER DONATED BY MARY EDITH BOOSE IN 1991. INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR COMES FROM HER OBITUARY PUBLISHED ON THE VULCAN FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE. IT STATES BOOSE WAS BORN ON 24 JANUARY 1900 IN LIMA, OHIO. SHE “CAME TO NANTON WITH HER SISTER RUTH AND THEIR PARENTS, HENRY "DICK" FRANKLIN AND MARY ESTHER (NEE RINEHART) BOOSE IN THE SPRING OF 1909. THEY SETTLED ON A FARM 27 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NANTON.” AFTER ATTENDING CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL DURING 1923 – 1924, SHE BECAME A TEACHER. SHE TAUGHT SCHOOL AT EASTWAY. VULCAN, AND TURNER VALLEY. SHE RETIRED IN 1963 AFTER OVER THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF TEACHING. AFTER RETIREMENT, SHE RESIDED IN VULCAN AND PASSED AWAY THERE ON 15 FEBRUARY 1994 AT THE AGE OF 94 YEARS. THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19910041063
Acquisition Date
1991-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
5 GAMES IN ONE BOARD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COPPER, SHEET METAL
Catalogue Number
P19920016001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
5 GAMES IN ONE BOARD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, COPPER, SHEET METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
56.6
Width
30.7
Description
WOOD, COPPER & SHEET METAL BOARD WITH MASONITE PLAYING SURFACE. PLAYING SURFACE IS PRINTED WITH NUMBERS & WORDS, STEEL PINS OR POSTS & SHEET METAL HALF CIRCLE PIECES. SPRING LOADED WOOD KNOB. LOWER RIGHT CORNER. BOARD FRAME IS COPPER. "POOSH-M-UP 5 GAME STREAMLINER" ACROSS TOP. "5 GAMES IN ONE" & "TWENTY-ONE PUT-N-TAKE BASEBALL BAGATELLE PENNANTS" ACROSS BOTTOM. MISSING PLAYING PIECES, PROBABLY GLASS OR STEEL MARBLES. RED, BLUE, GREEN, AND YELLOW. "MADE IN CANADA BY SOMMERVILLE LIMITED LONDON ONTARIO BY ARRANGEMENT WITHNORTHWESTERN PRODUCTS COMPANY ST. LOUIS, MO."
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THIS TYPE OF BOARD GAME POPULAR BEFORE ELECTRONIC GAMES. LIKELY PRE 1970.
Catalogue Number
P19920016001
Acquisition Date
1992-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HOCKEY GAME
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL WIRE, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19920016002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOCKEY GAME
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, STEEL WIRE, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Length
90.2
Width
36.2
Description
WOOD, STEEL & PLASTIC BOARD. WOOD, PAINTED PLAYING SURFACE. PLAYING SURFACE IS PAINTED WITH HOCKEY FIGURES & RED & BLUE LINES. STEEL WIRE & WOOD MEN. SPRING LOADED LEVER CONTROLS THE STEEL & PEG MEN. SEPARATE WOOD & WIRE LEVER CONTROL "GOALIE". AT RED LINE: "MUNRO GAMES LTD. MADE IN CANADA BURLINGTON ONT." SHAPED PLASTIC PIECES. ALONG SIDES. FABRIC GOAL NETS. MISSING PUCK.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
AT EACH END MOLDED INTO PLASTIC PIECES. THIS IS AN EARLY VERSION OF POPULAR HOCKEY BOARD GAMES. THIS TYPE OF GAME POPULAR BEFORE ELECTRONIC GAMES. PROBABLY PRE-DATES 1960.
Catalogue Number
P19920016002
Acquisition Date
1992-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CONGRESS PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19930014007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONGRESS PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
54
Length
9.8
Width
6.0
Description
52 CARDS C/W BOX. REVERSE HAS DRAWING OF WOMAN IN DRESS CARRYING AN UNBRELLA & A BIRD CAGE WITH SHIP IN BACKGROUND. BOX IS SLIP COVER TYPE, CORNERS FRAYED. CONGRESS PLAYING CARDS 606 ON FACE. CARDS WORN & SOILED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. COLOURS ON CARDS ARE PINK, YELLOW, BLUE, BLACK, AND WHITE. BOX IS COVERED WITH GREEN PAPER WITH GOLD PRINT, & WORN PICTURE OF QUEEN OF DIAMONDS.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY MARY MOORE, WHO ALSO DONATED THIS OBJECT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT MOORE WAS COMPILED FROM HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY AND NOTES MADE AT THE TIME OF DONATION. MARY WHELAN MOORE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND IN 1898, AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1907 WITH HER PARENTS AND SISTERS LOUISA AND MARGARET. HER FATHER WORKED AS A MINER IN GALT MINES, AND ACQUIRED THREE CITY LOTS IN 1912 TO BUILD A HOUSE AT 1731 6 AVENUE NORTH. MARY LIVED IN THE HOUSE FROM THE TIME OF ITS COMPLETION IN 1918 UNTIL SIX MONTHS BEFORE HER DEATH. SHE TRAINED AT THE NORMAL SCHOOL IN CALGARY, AND WAS A SCHOOL TEACHER FOR 47 YEARS, TEACHING PRIMARY GRADES AT HARDIEVILLE SCHOOL AND ST. BASIL'S. SHE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF ST. BASIL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE. MARY MOORE DIED ON JULY 18, 1993. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19930014007
Acquisition Date
1993-04
Collection
Museum
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