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Other Name
FRAMED SLIDE PHOTOGRAPH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER?, WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19970006000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRAMED SLIDE PHOTOGRAPH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LEATHER?, WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
12.3
Width
9.1
Description
DARK BROWN WOOD FRAME WITH LID AND COVERED IN PAPER?, WITH A STITCH UP THE SIDE OF THE FRONT COVER. COVER CLOSED WITH TWO TINY HINGED CLASPS, ONE IS BROKEN. INSIDE OF FRAME ON LEFT SIDE IS PADDED WITH A PIECE OF PATTERNED VELVET AND OTHER SIDE HAS A BRASS FRAME WITH A GLASS SLIDE OF A YOUNG MAN PAINTED ACCESSORIES ON THE PHOTO. FRAME IS VERY FRAGILE AS THE PAPER IS TEARING AT THE HINGE? OF THE FRAME AND COVER.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR PURCHASED AMBROTYPE AROUND 1985 FROM HURLEBURT AUCTION, CONTAINED IN A LARGER LOT. DONOR IS A PRIVATE COLLECTOR WHO HAS LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1963, AND HE BELIEVES PERSON IN PHOTO IS A SOCIETY MEMBER, PRE-CIVIL WAR.
Catalogue Number
P19970006000
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLAINS INDIGENOUS, SET OF 2
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WILLOW STICKS, COTTON FLANNEL, BEADWORK, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19738058000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAINS INDIGENOUS, SET OF 2
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WILLOW STICKS, COTTON FLANNEL, BEADWORK, PAINT
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 28 CM WTH. (TOP) 87.7 CM (BASE) X 127 CM LTH. TRIANGULAR BACK REST CONSTRUCTED OF WILLOW STICKS LASHED WITH SINEW. BACKREST IS EDGED WITH SEWN COTTON STRIPS AND GREEN FLANNEL TAPE DOWN SIDE. HEAD PIECE IS CONSTRUCTED OF BLACK FLANNEL EDGED WITH RED FLANNEL, INSET WITH RED FLANNEL GEOMETRIC DESIGNS ARE OUTLINED IN BROWN AND WHITE BEADS. PICTOGRAPH STORY OUTLINING A BATTLE IS PAINTED IN BLACK ON THE BACK REST SURFACE. .2 25.4 CM WTH. (TOP) 83.8 CM (BASE) X 130.8 CM LTH. TRIANGULAR BACK REST CONSTRUCTED OF WILLOW STICKS LASHED WITH SINEW. BACKREST IS EDGED WITH SEWN COTTON STRIPS AND GREEN FLANNEL TAPE DOWN SIDES. HEAD PIECE IS MADE OF RED FLANNEL EDGED WITH BLACK COTTON AND WHITE BEADS GEOMETRIC DESIGN BROWN EDGED WITH BLUE & BLUE EDGED WITH BROWN PICTOGRAPH STORY OUTLINING A BATTLE AND RAID IS PAINTED IN BLACK PAINT ON THE BACKREST SURFACE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
FURNITURE
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS.
Catalogue Number
P19738058000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19641151000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.3
Width
33.0
Description
PAINTED GEOMETRIC DESIGNS, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, RED. BRITTLE RAWHIDE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
CONTAINER
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS, PROBABLY OF BLACKFOOT ORIGIN. USED FOR STORAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641151000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19641150000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.9
Width
35.6
Description
PAINTED GEOMETRIC DESIGNS - RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLACK. TORN ON BOTTOM & 3 TEARS ON FLAP. BRITTLE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
CONTAINER
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS ATTRIBUTED TO BLACKFOOT. PARFLECHES ARE MADE FROM RAWHIDE, WHICH IS SOAKED IN WATER TO REMOVE HAIR. USED FOR STORAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641150000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, QUILL
Catalogue Number
P19738050000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, QUILL
No. Pieces
1
Length
90.2
Width
19.1
Description
PINK, PURPLE, WHITE DYED PORCUPINE QUILL WORK (QUILLS FLATTENED & WRAPPED AROUND BUCKSKIN FRINGE. GLASS BEADS: RED, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, BROWN & WHITE ALL GEOMETRIC DESIGNS. SOME BEADS & QUILLWORK IS MISSING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE. USED TO STORE PIPES.
Catalogue Number
P19738050000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.5
Description
1.5 CM (D). IRON; CIRCULAR; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT; POSSIBLY .60 CALIBER; WEIGHT 15.95 GMS. ***NOTE*** THIS ARTIFACT MAY BE LABELED AS P19990032009-GA (THERE IS NO ARTIFACT LABELED P19990032076-GA). THIS PROBLEM WAS PREVIOUSLY NOTED IN 2004 AND 2006 INVENTORIES. MOST RECENTLY NOTED IN 2011.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 3; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.0 X 1.0; FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 33, PLAT F. PROBABLY FIRED FROM A .60 CALIBER MUSKET.
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032018
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.3
Description
CIRCULAR; DAMAGED; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORRISION THROUGHOUT; .50 CALIBER; WEIGHT 13.28 GMS.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 2; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.5 X 1.5. FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 22, PLAT D.
Catalogue Number
P19990032018
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032017
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.5
Description
CIRCULAR; DAMAGED WITH HOLES; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORRISION THROUGHOUT; .50 CALIBER; WEIGHT 20.36 GMS.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 2; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 1.5 X 1.5. FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 34, PLAT C.
Catalogue Number
P19990032017
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032016
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.3
Description
CIRCULAR; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORRISION THROUGHOUT; .50 CALIBER; WEIGHT 13.95 GMS.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 2; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.0 X 0.5. FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 1, PLAT E.
Catalogue Number
P19990032016
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032062
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LEAD
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.4
Description
OVAL; SLIGHT DAMAGE; RAMROD MARKINGS; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT; .50 CALIBER; WEIGHT -----.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 3; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.5 X 0.5; FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 27, PLAT F.
Catalogue Number
P19990032062
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990032063
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.5
Description
CIRCULAR; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT; PROBABLY .60 CALIBER; WEIGHT 15.95 GMS.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 3; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.0 X 1.0; FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 33, PLAT F.
Catalogue Number
P19990032063
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
KNIT BED SPREAD
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19790103000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNIT BED SPREAD
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
98
Width
93
Description
BEDSPREAD CONSISTS OF A NUMBER OF DESIGN BLOCKS KNIT TOGETHER (SOME KNITTING HAS BEEN PULLED). TASSELS 7.6 CM IN L. ON SIDES. YELLOW DISCOLORATION IN AREAS, HANDMADE. 2 PLACES ON ONE END HAVE ABOUT 1 INCH LENGTH OF TASSEL MISSING. PIECE HAS BEEN STRETCHED FROM USE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ALL ARTIFACTS WERE MADE BY DONOR'S GREAT GRANDMOTHER, ALIZ (SOMMERS) GLAZIER (EXCEPT SHOES & TABLECLOTH), WIFE OF RE. ADAM GLAZIER OF CAPE CROKER, INDIGENOUS RESERVATION IN ONTARIO (1860-70). DAUGHTER ELIZABETH JANE (GLAZIER) STEWERT MARRIED THOMAS ADAM STEWART IN ONTARIO. MOVED & SETTLED IN PARKLAND, ALBERTA IN 1909 BRING HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. ARTIFACTS PASSED FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER (DONOR), BARBARA (STEWART) BASTEDO. *UPDATE* THE DONATION OF BARBARA BASTEDO WAS RESEARCHED AS PART OF A 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO ATTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE ITEMS' USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE-BASED ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION OF THE GLAZIER AND STEWART FAMILIES DID NOT COME UP WITH FURTHER RESULTS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19790103000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CAP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19920058015
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LACE, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.7
Length
25.3
Width
19.9
Description
SHALLOW BONNET WITH NARROW BRIM. THE BONNET IS MADE OF AN OFF-WHITE LACE. THE LACE HAS BEEN GATHERED AND FORMED INTO RUFFLES ON TOP OF HAT. BRIM OF HAT CONSISTS OF TWO BANDS OF LACE. ON BACK OF HAT IS A WIDE, DARK RED, SATIN RIBBON, THAT HAS BEEN TIED INTO A BOW. ENDS OF RIBBON ARE FRAYING. THERE ARE MULTIPLE LOOSE THREADS AT BACK AND UNDERSIDE. UNDERSIDE IS LINED WITH WHITE TRANSLUCENT NETTING. BONNET IS DIRTY, AND YELLOWED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058015
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
160.7
Width
42.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. CROWN OF BONNET IS OVERSIZED; GATHERED AT SEAMS. HAS A RUFFLE AROUND UPPER BRIM. BACK OF BONNET HAS A WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL THAT HAS HORIZONTAL RIDGES IN IT. BELOW THIS ARE TWO WHITE RUFFLES. BONNET HAS A LONG WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL SEWN TO EACH SIDE, THAT ACT AS TIES. SEAMS ARE COMING LOOSE; STITCHES ARE LARGE AND LOOSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
5.5
Description
GREENISH COLOR. MOLDED BOTTLE WITH SEAMS RUNNING THROUGH CENTRE AND UP BOTTLE NECK. LIP HAS BEEN ADDED. SMALL HORIZONTAL SCRATCHES ON LIP PROBABLY CAUSED FROM SPINNING TECHNIQUE. HEAVY GLASS WALLS, SMOOTH FINISH, BUBBLES AND SURFACE IRREGULARITIES THROUGHOUT. ROUNDED BASE.
Subjects
CONTAINER
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
UNKNOWN PROVENANCE, BELIEVED CANADIAN. FOUND BY DONOR IN OLD RIVER CHANNEL CUT IN VICINITY OF ST. MARY'S - OLDMAN RIVER JUNCTION NEAR FT. WHOOP-UP SITE. ROUNDED BASE SUGGESTS THIS WAS A SODA BOTTLE, INABILITY TO STAND, THEREFORE DISALLOWING CORK STOPPER TO DRYOUT AND SHRINK. THICKNESS OF WALLS WOULD ALSO RESIST GAS PRESSURE. REF. TIME-LIFE - THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLLECTIBLES.
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
Acquisition Date
1984-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1860
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840021000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1860
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.0
Diameter
3.5
Description
AQUA. TWO PIECE MOLD. APPLIED LIP AND NECK. AIR BUBBLES THROUGHOUT GLASS. WATER STAINED.
Subjects
CONTAINER
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
DONOR FOUND BOTTLE IN 1979 APPROX. 3/4 MILE SE OF FORT MACLEOD IN ABANDONED BASEMENT.
Catalogue Number
P19840021000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840022000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.4
Diameter
2.5
Description
LIGHT AMETHYST. TWO PART MOLD APPLIED LIP. "396" ON BASE. MIGHT HAVE BEEN A DRUG STORE BOTTLE.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
DONOR FOUND BOTTLE IN 1979 APPROX. 3/4 MILE SE OF FORT MACLEOD IN ABANDONED BASEMENT.
Catalogue Number
P19840022000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1827
Date Range To
1837
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHINA
Catalogue Number
P19683259000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1827
Date Range To
1837
Materials
CHINA
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.3
Diameter
27.3
Description
STAMP MARK ON BASE. TRIANGLE DESIGN WITH "IPE GERMANY". HAS BEEN BROKEN IN SEVERAL PLACES AND MENDED. PINK, GREEN, FLORAL DESIGN ON WHITE BACKGROUND WITH GOLD EDGING. BOWL BROKEN DURING BUILDING RENOVATION MARCH '85. REPAIRED. GOLD EDGING SLIGHTLY WORN. STAMPED ON BOTTOM "85". CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19683259000
Acquisition Date
1968-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
RING BOX "F. P. PARKER"
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P20090016038
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RING BOX "F. P. PARKER"
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.3
Length
2.9
Width
2.9
Description
BOX, JEWELERY, BROWN, LEATHER, SEMI-OVAL SHAPED. TOP MARKED, “E.G. PARKER, GOLDSMITH, ALTRINCHAM” IN GOLD. COLOR LOSS THROUGHOUT OUTSIDE OF BOX. LID OPENS ON BRASS HINGE. INSIDE OF BOX LINED WITH WHITE SATIN AND VELVET. SMALL SLOT FOR RING. ONE SIDE OF INTERIOR VELVET RING HOLDER IS SUNKEN.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016038
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WORK BOX
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL, PAPER.
Catalogue Number
P20090016001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WORK BOX
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL, PAPER.
No. Pieces
14
Height
12.8
Length
19.9 19.9
Width
27.7
Description
WOODEN NEEDLEWORK BOX, TRAY, LIDS, NEEDLE HOLDERS, VENEER FRAGMENTS AND KEY – 14 PIECES. PLEASE REFER TO PERMANENT FILE FOR DIAGRAM OF BOX WITH LABELED COMPARTMENTS. 1. NEEDLEWORK BOX, DARK WOOD VENEER, RECTANGULAR SHAPE. TOP OF BOX DECORATED WITH TWO TONE DIAMOND SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY, BORDER IS CREAM COLORED, MIDDLE BAND IS MARBELIZED, CENTRE IS CREAM WITH INITIALS "F.M" CARVED INTO THE SURFACE. SIMILAR TWO TONE DIAMOND SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY LOCATED AROUND KEYHOLE ON FRONT OF BOX. PROPER LEFT SIDE OF LID MISSING STRIP OF VENEER GOING ENTIRE LENGTH OF BOX. VENEER ALSO MISSING ON BACK PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND FRONT PROPER LEFT CORNER. INSIDE OF BOX DECORATED WITH PINK SILK, AND CURVY STRIPED GREY AND CREAM PAPER. UNDERSIDE OF LID IS CREAM SILK PIN CUSION WITH METAL CLOSURE, PEARLESCENT BUTTON WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY AND BLACK AND GOLD, FOLIAGE PATTERNED BORDER. PIN CUSHION PULLS OUT TO REVEAL EXPANDABLE PAPER FOLDER. BOX CONTAINS MULTI COMPARTMENT TRAY WHICH LIFTS OUT TO REVEAL LARGE STORAGE SPACE UNDERNEATH. 12.8 CM HIGH BY 19.9 CM LONG BY 27.7 CM WIDE. 2. TRAY WITH SIXTEEN COMPARTMENTS OF VARYING SIZES. WOODEN TRAY COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. FOUR COMPARMENTS COVERED WITH PINK SILK. PAPER PEELING ALONG FRONT, BOTTOM EDGE OF TRAY. 4.5 CM HIGH BY 17.3 CM LONG BY 25.2 CM WIDE. 3. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTER. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.8 CM HIGH BY 6.7 CM LONG BY 5.9 CM WIDE. 4. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. PINK SILK COVERS TOP, GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED FABRIC COVERS BOTTOM. PINK FABRIC LOOP ATTACHED TO PROPER LEFT SIDE OF LID. PINK SILK BAND WITH FOUR SEWN COMPARTMENTS RUNS THROUGH THE TOP CENTRE OF THE LID. APPEARS THAT THE BAND WOULD HAVE HELD TOOLS OF SOME SORT. SILK AND PAPER ARE SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. EDGES OF SILK LOOP ARE FRAYING. 1.3 CM HIGH BY 6.9 CM LONG BY 12.8 CM WIDE. 5. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTRE. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.9 CM HIGH BY 6.7 CM LONG BY 6.0 CM WIDE 6. LID, RECTUANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTRE. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.7 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 11.5 CM WIDE. 7. COMPARTMENT DIVIDER, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. WOOD COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. PAPER SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. PAPER ABSENT ON THREE OUT OF FOUR EDGES OF DIVIDER. 0.3 CM HIGH BY 3.0 CM LONG BY 2.5 CM WIDE. 8. (2) NEEDLE HOLDER BOOKS. OUTSIDE OF HOLDER COVERED IN PINK SILK, INSIDE COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. ATTACHED TO INSIDE OF HOLDER IS PIECE OF COTTON FABRIC WITH PINKED EDGES. EACH HOLDS ONE NEEDLE (SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION). HOLDER SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.8 CM HIGH BY 4.8 CM LONG BY 2.5 CM WIDE. 9. NEEDLE, FINE, STAINLESS STEEL. SMALL EYE MEASURES A LITTLE LESS THAN 0.1 CM. 3.1 CM LONG BY LESS THAN 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 10. NEEDLE, STAINLESS STEEL. SMALL EYE MEASURES LESS THAN 0.1 CM. 3.9 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 11. VENEER, DARK COLORED WOOD. IRREGULAR EDGES. 19.1 CM LONG BY 1.1 CM WIDE. 12. VENEER, DARK COLORED WOOD. IRREGULAR EDGES. 11.8 CM LONG BY 1.3 CM WIDE. 13. KEY, SILVER. OVAL LOOP AT TOP, HOLLOW STEM WITH SMALL NODULE ON END. FOUR CIRCULAR INDENTED BANDS WHERE KEY LOOP MEETS KEY STEM. 0.4 CM HIGH BY 3.0 CM LONG BY 2.0 CM WIDE.
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History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, KATHERINE IVES TWISS, SHE GOT THE BOX FROM EDITH KIRK. SHE SAID, "IT WAS HER MOTHER'S BOX. MISS KIRK GAVE IT TO MY MOTHER [ETTA HENDERSON IVES] TO GIVE TO ME." TWISS WAS GIVEN THE BOX BECAUSE SHE WAS A "STUDENT AND FRIEND" OF KIRK. THE DONATION WAS BROUGHT IN BY TWISS'S DAUGHTER, K.A. STEEL, IN HER LETTER SHE WRITES, "WHEN MISS KIRK PASSED AWAY SHE LEFT AN ANTIQUE JEWELLERY-TYPE BOX... TO TWISS.... MISS KIRK SAYS THAT THE BOX BELONGED TO HER MOTHER AND WAS OVER 100 YEARS OLD. MOST OF ITS CONTENTS WERE VERY OLD AND BROKEN DOWN, BUT VERY INTERESTING. THIS BOX WAS THE ONLY POSSESSION THAT MISS KIRK HAD, AND SHE MUST HAVE LOVED IT DEARLY. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL THAT SHE HAD OF HER MOTHER. SHE BROUGHT IT ALL THE WAY FROM ENGLAND, AND KEPT IT SAFE ALL THROUGHOUT HER LIFE... [WHEN SHE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE] SHE MET MRS. MARGARET (ETTA) HENDERSON IVES, WHO HAD BEEN BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1890, AND THEY BECAME FRIENDS. MISS KIRK GOT SET UP IN A SMALL APARTMENT AND TAUGHT ART LESSONS. MRS. ETTA IVES HAD BOTH OF HER DAUGHTERS, MARGARET AND KATHARINE, TAKE ART LESSONS FROM MISS KIRK. MRS. IVES ALSO BOUGHT A NUMBER OF PAINTINGS FROM MISS KIRK. MISS KIRK WAS A LOVELY, DECENT WOMAN. MARGARET TOOK LESSONS BUT DIDN'T LOVE ART. KATHARINE LOVED ART AND WAS GIVEN MANY, MANY LESSONS. WHEN SHE LOOKS BACK SHE THINKS SHE WAS GIVEN SO MANY LESSONS NOT ONLY TO LEARN TO PAINT, BUT ALSO TO HELP MISS KIRK MAKE A LIVING. MISS KIRK HAD A TINY APARTMENT WHERE KATHARINE TOOK HER LESSONS. KATHARINE REMEMBERS THAT MISS KIRK ONLY HAD A HOT PLATE TO COOK HER MEALS ON. SHE REMEMBERS THAT MISS KIRK ALWAYS SEEMED TO BE COOKING AN EGG FOR HER MEAL. KATHARINE AND MISS KIRK ALSO SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF TIME TOGETHER IN THE COUNTRYSIDE SKETCHING... KATHARINE JUST LIKED MISS KIRK VERY MUCH AND REALLY LIKED THE ART LESSONS. SHE SAID THAT MISS KIRK REALLY KNEW HER COLOURS. MISS KIRK KNEW HOW TO MIX THE PAINTS TO GET JUST THE RIGHT COLOUR... AN ART LESSON COST 25 CENTS PER LESSON. ART SUPPLIES WERE EXPENSIVE AND GETTING ONE NEW COLOUR OF PAINT WAS AN EXCITING ADVENTURE. IT MUST HAVE BEEN HARD FOR MISS KIRK TO PURCASE ALL THE MATERIALS SHE NEEDED FOR HER PAINTINGS... KATHARINE GREW UP, MOVED AWAY... AND THEN MARRIED. MISS KIRK WANTED TO GIVE KATHARINE ONE OF HER PAINTINGS AS A WEDDING GIFT. MISS KIRK WROTE A LETTER TELLING KATHARINE TO COME AND PICK WHICHEVER PAINTING SHE LIKED THE BEST FOR HER WEDDING GIFT. KATHARINE DID PICK A PAINTING AND THAT PAINTING HAS BEEN ON HER WALL ALL OF THESE YEARS... " GALT CURATOR, WENDY AITKENS, DID SOME RESEARCH ON KIRK AND CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR MORE ANSWERS ABOUT THE LIFE OF THIS WOMAN. SEE BELOW, "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PERSENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." FOR PAPERS WRITTEN AND PRESENTED BY MISS EDITH KIRK TO MEMBERS OF THE MATHESIS CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE BETWEEN 1933 AND 1937, SEE ARCHIVAL DONATION P19951042000. THE PAPERS DISCUSS THE EVOLUTION OF ART, MODERN ART, HOW ARTISTS DEVELOP PAINTINGS AND ART APPRECIATION. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO THE BOOK, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK," BY WENDY AITKENS PUBLISHED IN 2015. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016001
Acquisition Date
2009-05
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Museum
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