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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
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
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
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
20.3
Description
MADE OF WHITE GLASS BEADS (CYLINDRICAL TYPE), FLAT BONE BEADS, COWERY SHELLS STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. SHELLS PROBABLY TRADED FROM WEST COAST. TRADE NETWORKS FROM THE COAST TO THE INTERIOR ALREADY WELL ESTABLISHED BY TIME OF WHITE CONTACT. DENTALIUM & COWRY SHELLS WERE HIGHLY PRIZED TRADE ITEMS & WERE CONSIDERED BY SOME RESEARCHERS TO HAVE BEEN A FORM OF CURRENCY.
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range
1820 - 1920
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19731724000-021
Physical Description
15.2 cm x 12.6 cm 1 Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph of an engraving of a buffalo compound drawn by Lieutenant Back, Royal Navy.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1820 - 1920
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
15.2 cm x 12.6 cm 1 Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Canadian - Albertan. Photograph is one of many in an album originally owned and put together by Charles A. Magrath. He was responsible for the handwritten descriptions on each page.
Custodial History
1973
FAYE VAN DEURZEN
Scope and Content
Photograph of an engraving of a buffalo compound drawn by Lieutenant Back, Royal Navy.
Notes
Photograph found in Photo Album 19731724000
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19731724000-021
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1820
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, SILVER, SILK
Catalogue Number
P20090016025
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1820
Date Range To
1940
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, SILVER, SILK
No. Pieces
3
Height
1.5
Length
10.4
Width
7.9
Description
MOTHER OF PEARL CARD CASE AND TWO CARDS – 3 PIECES. 1. CARD CASE, RECTANGULAR, COVERED IN DIAMOND SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL. MOST MOTHER OF PEARL LOST ON SIDES OF CASE, TWO PIECES LOST ON BOTTOM. SILVER SHEILD ON TOP OF CASE MARKED, “MAM TO HFD”. CASE OPENS TO SHOW BLUE PAPER AND FABRIC ACCORDION FOLDER CONTAINING TWO CALLING CARDS. 1.5 CM HIGH BY 10.4 CM LONG BY 7.9 CM WIDE. 2. (2) CALLING CARDS. CARD STOCK, WHITE. MARKED, “MRS. RICHMOND SMITH” IN CURSIVE. INTERMITTENT BLUE MARKS, ESPECIALLY ALONG SIDE AND BOTTOM EDGES OF CARD. 6.0 CM LONG BY 9.2 CM WIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016025
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range
1824
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19770234001
Physical Description
2 Black and white copy prints Negative available
Scope and Content
Portrait of Charles Waterton by C. W. Peale, 1824.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1824
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 Black and white copy prints Negative available
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The portrait is hanging in the National Portrait Gallery, London, England.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Charles Waterton by C. W. Peale, 1824.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19770234001
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BUFFALO STONE CHARM
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO STOMACH STONE
Catalogue Number
P19738064000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUFFALO STONE CHARM
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BUFFALO STOMACH STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.9
Length
7.9
Width
5.5
Description
DARK BROWN BUFFALO STOMACH STONE. SPALLS REMOVED FROM ONE LATERAL SURFACE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS.
Catalogue Number
P19738064000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BUFFALO STONE CHARM
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
Catalogue Number
P19739141000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUFFALO STONE CHARM
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.7
Length
9.2
Width
6.6
Description
RUBBED WITH RED OCHRE. VAGUELY HEART SHAPED. SURFACE HAS LARGE BUMPS. ONE SIDE HAS MORE RED STILL VISIBLE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
PLAINS INDIANS. BUFFALO STONE MEDICINE CHARMS OF THIS SORT WERE USED FOR VARIOUS FORMS OF MAGIC. THIS "BUFFALO STONE" (STOMACH) CHARM PROBABLY PROVIDED THE WEARER WITH ENOUGH MEDICINE TO BECOME A GOOD HUNTER.
Catalogue Number
P19739141000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DEATH OF KING GEORGE III
Date Range From
1820
Date Range To
1830
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER
Catalogue Number
P20090016014
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DEATH OF KING GEORGE III
Date Range From
1820
Date Range To
1830
Materials
COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Diameter
2.9
Description
COIN, COPPER. MARKED, “FEAR GOD HONOUR THE KING, KETTLE” DEPICTS CROWN ON FRONT. ABOVE CROWN ARE HEBREW LETTERS YOD, HEV, VAV AND HEH (A.K.A. HEBREW LETTERS FOR THE NAME OF GOD/YHWH). LORD’S PRAYER EMBOSSED ON BACK OF COIN. COIN IS WORN THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
COMMEMORATIVE
History
COIN WAS MADE AROUND TIME OF KING GEORGE III'S DEATH IN 1820. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016014
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HAND DRILL
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19662068000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND DRILL
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Length
17.8
Diameter
1.3
Description
COMPLETE WITH STAINLESS STEEL BIT (A NEW REPLACEMENT). DIAMOND INCISED HANDLE. SLIGHTLY RUSTED.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
Catalogue Number
P19662068000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range
1799-1942 (primarily 1833-1884, 1910-1942)
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records of the Duff family. Includes land rental receipts, insurance receipts, business correspondence and agreements of the family distillery in Scotland, tax notices, household correspondence, business investments in local coal and oil companies, personal financial papers, l…
Date Range
1799-1942 (primarily 1833-1884, 1910-1942)
Fonds
Duff family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Duff family
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records.
History / Biographical
The Duff family lived in Scotland, where they farmed and operated a distillery. John Duff moved to Lethbridge in 1885 and took up land near Lethbridge. His son Donald (1879-1946) was a civil engineer who also served as Lethbridge City Clerk.
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records of the Duff family. Includes land rental receipts, insurance receipts, business correspondence and agreements of the family distillery in Scotland, tax notices, household correspondence, business investments in local coal and oil companies, personal financial papers, land purchase and sale agreements, and other financial records. Includes diary of John Duff describing the move to Lethbridge in 1885.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Category
Land, settlement and immigration
Commerce and industry
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1799-1916
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19861085000
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
20 items. 19861085001- 7 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Scotland, including receipts, correspondence and business agreements, 1799-1884. 19861085002 - 12 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Lethbridge. Papers consist of receipts, land purchase and land sale agreements, purc…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1799-1916
Physical Description
1 item
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Scottish - Albertan.
Scope and Content
20 items. 19861085001- 7 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Scotland, including receipts, correspondence and business agreements, 1799-1884. 19861085002 - 12 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Lethbridge. Papers consist of receipts, land purchase and land sale agreements, purchases account sheets from the Hudson's Bay Company, and a stock certificate in Lethbridge oil fields limited, 1886-1916. 19861085003 - Diary and personal expenses notebook of John Duff. The diary tells of journey of Duff family to Lethbridge in 1885, and lists the expenses occurred on the trip, 1885.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19861085000
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Materials
CHALCEDONY
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
3.3
Width
3.0
Description
LARGE SPALL OFF STRIKING EDGE. BUFF COLOURED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FOB CHAIN, SEAL & MATCHSAFE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PEWTER, GOLD, AMBER AGATE
Catalogue Number
P19860015000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FOB CHAIN, SEAL & MATCHSAFE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Materials
PEWTER, GOLD, AMBER AGATE
No. Pieces
3
Description
.1 MATCHSAFE. 5.8 CM HT. X 3.2 CM WTH. PEWTER. HINGED LID WITH RING ON TOP TO WHICH FOB CHAIN IS ATTACHED, MATCH STRIKER ON BOTTOM. KNURLED FRONT AND BACK, SMOOTH FINISHED 1.5 CM CIRCLE ON FRONT. .2 SEAL. 4.2 CM HT. X 2.5 CM DIA. (WTH) X 3.1 CM DIA. (LTH). GOLD, AMBER AGATE. OVAL BASE MOUNTED ON GOLD FLUTED STEM, AMBER AGATE IN OVAL BASE, INLAID IS A UNICORN HEAD FORMING THE CREST, ON SHIELD ARE SIX FLEUR DE LIS WITH A CRESCENT IN CENTRE. .3 CHAIN. 44 CM LTH.GOLD? 4 CHAINS ATTACHED AT EACH END TO RINGS TO WHICH ARE ATTACHED SWIVEL HOOKS ONE END HOOKED ONTO MATCHSAFE, OTHER END TO SEAL.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MR. THOMAS PERRY WAS THE GODSON AND NEPHEW OF MRS. WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE & INHERITED THESE ARTICLES. DONOR BELIEVES HER FATHER WORE THESE ITEMS UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1957. MR. PERRY KEPT THE MATCHSAFE ON THE WATCH CHAIN SO THAT IT WOULD BE HANDY TO LIGHT HIS PIPE. IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM TAVISTOCK, DEVON, ENGLAND (HOMETOWN OF WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE) IN 1897, HE MARRIED ANNIE MAY GIBSON IN 1911. THEY HOMESTEADED NORTH OF CALGARY. DONOR WAS BORN IN 1912. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS INCLUDING OBJECTS WITH RELATED LOCATION CODES, WHICH INCLUDED THIS FOB. DURING THE RESEARCH, FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOB WAS FOUND IN THE PERMANENT FILES. ONE DOCUMENT STATES MR. THOMAS PERRY, THE DONOR'S FATHER, "HAD RECEIVED THE SEAL (THE FOB WITH THE LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SEAL) AFTER MARGARET LETHBRIDGE'S DEATH, AT SOME TIME PRIOR TO 1935... MRS. LETHRBIDGE WAS THOMAS PERRY'S MOTHER'S SISTER, AND HIS GODMOTHER." A BRIEF FAMILY HISTORY SUBMITTED BY KERFOOT AT THE TIME OF THE ARTIFACT'S DONATION IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PERMANENT FILE. THIS DOCUMENT EXPLAINS THAT THE DONOR'S FATHER EMIGRATED TO CANADA AROUND 1897 AT THE AGE OF 21 WHERE HE BEGAN FARMING NORTH OF CALGARY. THIS DOCUMENT ALSO STATES THE DONOR'S MOTHER, ANNIE MAY GIBSON, "TRAINED AS A NURSE AT THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1905-1907, GRADUATING AS A REGISTERED NURSE IN 1907. SHE WORKED AS HEAD NIGHT NURSE AT THE GENERAL FOR A TIME, AND LATER WORKED AT A TB SANATARIUM IN CALIFORNIA... BEFORE HER MARRIAGE." THE FAMILY HISTORY ALSO STATES THAT THE DONOR, JESSIE KERFOOT, WAS BORN IN 1912 AND ATTENDED ST. HILDA'S IN CALGARY FROM 1920-1929. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19860014000-GA FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860015000
Acquisition Date
1985-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PERSUADER OR COME-ALONG
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL PLATING
Catalogue Number
P19662209000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PERSUADER OR COME-ALONG
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL PLATING
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.5
Width
8.3
Description
CHAIN WITH "T" SHAPED SOLID PIECE AT EACH END. SHAPED WITH GROOVE.
Subjects
REGULATIVE & PROTECTIVE T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
CHAIN IS WRAPPED AROUND WRIST, "T" PIECES FIT IN EACH OTHER & ARE TWISTED TO "PERSUADE" AN INDIVIDUAL TO FOLLOW A POLICE OFFICER. RETIRED POLICE CHIEF JIM CARPENTER SAYS THIS TYPE OF HANDCUFF WAS USED BY LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE BEFORE MORE FAMILIAR MODERN HANDCUFF ADOPTED. ***** UPDATE: COPY BELOW WAS RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN FOR SUBMISSION TO LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE ON 15 APRIL 2013, RELATED TO THE MUSEUM’S WHAT’S IT FEATURE. REFERENCES TO THE ARTIFACT’S REPRESENTATIONAL USE BY THE LATE, RETIRED CHIEF OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE JIM CARPENTER CAN BE FOUND ON PAGES 83 AND 104 OF HIS BOOK THE BADGE AND THE BLOTTER. RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED BY MUSEUM VOLUNTEER KIRSTEN CHRISTOPHERSON. “COME-ALONGS” (ALSO KNOWN AS “CHAIN GRIPS” OR “CHAIN NIPPERS”) ARE AN EARLY FORM OF POLICE RESTRAINT USED FROM THE LATE 19TH TO MID 20TH CENTURY. THE LATE POLICE CHIEF JIM CARPENTER WROTE IN HIS BOOK THE BADGE AND THE BLOTTER THAT, WHEN HE BEGAN HIS CAREER WITH LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE IN 1940, HE WAS ISSUED “COME-ALONG CHAINS” AMONGST OTHER THINGS. COME-ALONGS HAVE TWO “T” SHAPED HANDLES, THE LARGER OF WHICH IS INSET, ALLOWING FOR ONE “T” HANDLE TO BE INSERTED INTO THE OTHER. TO USE A COME-ALONG, AN OFFICER WRAPPED THE CHAIN COMPONENT OF THE HANDCUFF AROUND ONE OF THE DETAINEE’S WRISTS, COMBINING AND TWISTING THE NOW INTERLOCKED HANDLE, THEREBY SHORTENING THE CHAIN. THIS SHORTENING ACTION CAUSED DISCOMFORT AND PAIN FOR THE DETAINEE, PERSUADING HIM OR HER TO “COME-ALONG” BY FORCE. ONE CAN IMAGINE THE ISSUES OFFICERS FACED USING COME-ALONGS, AS IT ONLY CONTROLLED ONE OF THE DETAINEE’S TWO HANDS. THE RESTRAINT “TOOL” WAS EVENTUALLY DISCARDED BY POLICE AS THE TRADITIONAL HANDCUFF ROSE IN PROMINENCE. THIS CHANGE PROVIDED INCREASED SAFETY AND PEACE OF MIND FOR BOTH OFFICERS AND THEIR DETAINEES.
Catalogue Number
P19662209000
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1860
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19641141000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1860
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
23.5(BLADE)
Width
7.3(BLADE)
Description
51.4 CM (HANDLE) X 1.6 CM X 2.5 CM DIA. (PIPE BOWL). WOOD HANDLE, BRASS HATCHET HEAD. HANDLE IS DIAMOND CUT WITH INCISED RED DIAMOND MARKINGS.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
UNKNOWN MAKE. ASSOCIATED WITH CANADIAN FUR TRADE. CEREMONIAL TRADE HATCHET.
Catalogue Number
P19641141000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO HORN, RAWHIDE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641148000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUFFALO HORN, RAWHIDE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
38.0
Diameter
8.9
Description
BUFFALO HORN CONTAINER WITH A RAWHIDE CAP AND BUCKSKIN THONG. CAP SEWN WITH SINEW. HOLES APPEAR MACHINE DRILLED. BASE OF HORN SHOWS CUT MARKS.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE *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
P19641148000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
QUARTZITE, WOOD, RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19641142000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
QUARTZITE, WOOD, RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Height
61
Length
10.2
Width
9.0
Description
GREY QUARTZITE. RECENT WOODEN HANDLE WITH RAWHIDE AND BUCKSKIN BINDINGS ATTACHED.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE. TOOL IS PRE-HISTORIC, HANDLE CONTEMPORARY. *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
P19641142000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
7.6
Width
6.7
Description
GREY STONE. HAS TWO VERY DISTINCT GROOVES AROUND IT, EACH ABOUT 1.1 CM WIDE. HAS A BLUE PLASTIC TAG STUCK ON IT THAT IS EMBOSSED WITH "1987.467".
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FIRST NATIONS CULTURE. SEE P19990035001-GA
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
Acquisition Date
2000-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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