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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
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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
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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
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Other Name
WORK BOX
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL, PAPER.
Catalogue Number
P20090016001
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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.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
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
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
6.0
Width
3.5
Description
1. CHEST, TORTOISESHELL VENEER. ROUND SILVER BUTTON CAN BE PUSHED IN ORDER TO OPEN CHEST. THREE, ROUND IVORY FEET ON BOTTOM, ONE MISSING. SILVER BANNER ON TOP OF CHEST MARKED, “FM” IN CURSIVE. BACK, PROPER LEFT, BOTTOM CORNER, FRONT, PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND BACK PROPER RIGHT TOP CORNER ARE CHIPPED. INSIDE OF CHEST LINED WITH BLUE, FLORAL DAMASK. 3.1 CM HIGH BY 6.0 CM LONG BY 3.5 CM WIDE. 2. CHARM. AGATE HEART,TRANPARENT BROWN, BLACK, AND WHITE STRIPED. AGATE ANCHOR MISSING ONE ARM, TRANSPARENT ORANGE AND RED SWIRLS. CHARMS CONNECTED BY THREE METAL LOOPS. 0.5 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 2.1 CM WIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCORDING TO DAVE MERESKI, A LOCAL GOLDSMITH, THE METHOD OF DRILLING HOLES AND LINKING THE CHARM TOGETHER WOULD DATE IT SOME TIME AFTER 1920. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20090016004
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
CHALCEDONY, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Diameter
5.4
Description
BRACELET, CHILD’S (?). COTTON THREAD, WITH CHALCEDONY BEADS. SEVERAL SMALL, ROUND, ORANGE BEADS, TWO MEDIUM, ORANGE BEADS, ONE LARGE, ORANGE BEAD, ONE LARGE, SEMI-TRANSPARENT COLORLESS BEAD. COTTON THREAD DISCOLORED. THREAD UNTWISTING AT ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016004
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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 From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20090016006
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Diameter
2.4
Description
BROOCH, SILVER COLORED, WREATH SHAPED. DECORATED WITH ETCHED PATTERN OF TRIANGLES AND GRASSES. CLOSURE MISSING FROM BACK. TARNISHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016006
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090016005
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Diameter
1.6
Description
BUTTON, BRASS. DOME SHAPED WITH TWO HOLES ON UNDERSIDE AND OVAL TOPPED STEM. PATINA THROUGHOUT BUTTON. SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016005
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20090016008
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Diameter
1.8
Description
BUTTON, ROUND, BLACK, METAL. LOOP ON BACK. BLACK FINISH WORN IN CENTER OF BUTTON. DENTED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016008
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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CANISTER, FOOD-STORAGE

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Other Name
"3P" MINER'S LUNCH PAIL
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1840
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER, PAPER, TAPE
Catalogue Number
P20090034000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"3P" MINER'S LUNCH PAIL
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1840
Materials
COPPER, PAPER, TAPE
No. Pieces
3
Height
14.0
Diameter
14.3
Description
COPPER CANNISTER WITH LID - 2 PIECES. POT, COPPER. IRON HANDLE LOOPED ONTO TWO ROUND COPPER PIECES (ONE ON EACH SIDE) WITH RECTANGULAR BASE THAT IS RIVETED ONTO BODY OF POT. RESIDUE COVERS MOST OF INSIDE OF POT. POT SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT. INTERMITTENT BROWN TO BLACK DISCOLORATIONS. SMALL DENT IN BOTTOM EDGE OF POT. ALSO INCLUDES LID, COPPER, ROUND. TWO CONNECTED CIRCLES RIVETED ONTO TOP OF LID HOLD CIRUCULAR COPPER HANDLE IN PLACE. MARKED "3P" ON TOP. INSIDE OF LID HAS PAPER NOTE TAPED ON MARKED "FOUND BY... ALBERTA." SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT. INTERMITTENT BLACK TO BROWN DISCOLORATION. SMALL DENT IN TOP EDGE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
RETAIL TRADE
History
ACCORDING TO THE NOTE TAPED ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID THE CANISTER WAS "FOUND BY BETTY ZSOVAN IN 1950S IN LITTLE CAMERON LAKE AREA. TRIPPED ON IT WHEEN COMING OUT ON A FISHING TRIP. FOR CERTAIN AN 'ORES MOUNTAIN' MINER'S LUNCH PAIL. A UNIQUE SOUVENIR OF WATERTON LAKE'S NATIONAL PARK." THE CANISTER APPEARS TO BE SIMILAR TO THE COPPER TRADE KETTLES TRADED BY THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY IN THE EARLY 1800S. ACCORDING TO "THE FOUR LIVES OF A MICMAC COPPER POT" BY CALVIN MARTIN, COPPER TRADE KETTLES WERE AN IMPORTANT TRADE ITEM. NATIVES DESIRED THEM, AS THEY WERE MORE CONVENIENT AND DURABLE THAN THEIR TRADITIONAL METHODS OF COOKING. BETTY ZSOVAN WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 25, 1922. WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN SHE WORKED IN WATERTON NATIONAL PARK WITH HER SISTER VILMA. SHE WAS MARRIED TO STEVE SZOVAN. HER HOBBIES INCLUDED FISHING, CAMPING ANDGARDENING. SHE PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 14, 2009. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090034000
Acquisition Date
2009-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.0
Width
29.5
Description
CRESCENT MOON SHAPED; OUTSIDE EDGE IS SCALLOPED. CONSISTS OF A CREAM COLOURED PIECE OF SATIN, UNDERNEATH BLACK LACE. THE BLACK LACE HAS FLOWERS EMBROIDERED INTO IT. THE EDGES OF CAPELET ARE TRIMMED IN A WIDE BLACK LACE (DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE). BACK OF PIECE IS LINED WITH A BURLAP MATERIAL, UNDERNEATH BLACK COTTON. BLACK COTTON HAS MULTIPLE HOLES IN IT - POSSIBLY INSECT RELATED. LONG, BIAS STITCHES ARE EASILY VISIBLE ON FRONT AND BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
USED OVER THE SHOULDERS OF A WOMAN. PALATINES WERE USED IN THE 1840S; NAMED AFTER CHARLOTTE OF THE PALANTINE, WHO TRIED TO INDUCE MORE MODESTY IN DRESS. 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
P19920058014
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P19738062000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1895
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Diameter
3.8
Description
GREEN PAINTED LID, PRINTED ON LID, "PERCUSSION CAPS, CENTRAL FIRE SHEFFIELD, XL, FOIL LINED, WATERPROOF". BOX IS EMPTY. RUSTED SHUT. RUST HOLES IN BOTTOM. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19738062000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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 From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, SILVER, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P20090016032
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TORTISESHELL, SILVER, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Length
10.6
Width
7.5
Description
CARD CASE, RECTANGULAR SHAPED WITH CURVED SIDES, TORTOISESHELL VENEER. ROUND BUTTON ON SIDE ALLOWS CASE’S HINGED LID TO OPEN. SILVER BANNER ON TOP OF LID, UNMARKED. INSIDE OF CASE LINED IN RED VELVET. SIDE EDGES OF CASE ARE CRACKED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016032
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
10
Height
9.1
Length
4.1
Width
1.2
Description
TORTOISESHELL CASE AND LID WITH ASSORTED HOOKS AND NEEDLES AND HOLDER – 10 PIECES. REFER TO DIAGRAM IN PERMANENT FILE FOR LOCATIONS OF ITEMS IN CASE. 1. CASE, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL VENEER. NINE COMPARTMENTS. COMPARTMENT 6 HAS A NEEDLE STUCK IN IT. LARGEST COMPARTMENT LINED WITH RED VELVET. TORTOISESHELL IS CRACKING ALONG EDGES OF CASE. LID HAS BROKEN OFF. 7.8 CM HIGH BY 4.1 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 2. LID , RECTUANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL. INSIDE LINED WITH RED PAPER. SILVER BANNER ON TOP MARKED, “FM”. 2.2 CM HIGH BY 3.8 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 3. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.2 CM IN DIAMETER. 4. NEEDLE, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, OTHER END TAPERS INTO A WEDGE SHAPE. TARNISHED. 5.4 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 5. NEEDLE, SILVER. BOTH ENDS TAPER TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 6. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ROUNDED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END BLUNT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 7. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, HOOK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 8. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. TINY POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 9. CROCHET HOOK HOLDER. IVORY HANDLE WITH TWO ROUND, BLACK BANDS ON END CLOSEST TO SILVER HOLDER. TOP OF SILVER HOLDER DECORATED WITH BLACK BANDS, IT UNSCREWS FROM THE HANDLE TO REVEAL A SLOTTED, HOLLOW METAL SCREW. METAL ROD ENGRAVED “…EGISTERED…” 2 PIECES. 7.6 CM LONG BY 0.7 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK?, CANE
Catalogue Number
P19880059010
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1850
Materials
OAK?, CANE
No. Pieces
1
Height
85.0
Length
36.0
Width
42.0
Description
HANDMADE, ONE OF A SET OF 6. WOVEN CANE SEAT, BRITTLE, DAMAGED. DOWEL FITTED RUNGS- 2 SLATS BACK- ONE REPAIRED. PROBABLY MADE USING PLANE OR SPOKE SHAVE AND SAW TO FORM FRAME SLATS & DOWELLS. FINISH IS DETERIORATED. CHAIR HAS A NUMBER OF CRACKS, GAUGES ALL OVER. NAILS IN BACK OF SLAT LOOK LIKE THEY MAY HAVE BEEN ADDED. WHITE STAIN ON SEAT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
SAID TO HAVE BEEN MADE BY ANDERSON SIMON (1819-1905) FOR HIS WIFE LUCINDA (1826-1913). PASSED TO DAUGHTER EPHA BELLE THEN TO HER SON RAY DAVIS (FATHER OF DONOR) ASSUMED TO HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT 1842. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF TALKED WITH THE DONOR, DORIS SCHEIBNER, WITH REGARD TO HER DONATIONS. THIS ARTIFACT WAS PART OF A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SEE BELOW. SCHEIBNER RECEIVED THE CHAIR FROM HER FATHER RAY DAVIS. HE TOO HAD INHERITED THE CHAIR FROM PREVIOUS GENERATIONS. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SEDGEWICK, AB SCHEIBNER USED THE CHAIR AS A SMALL CHILD. IT SAT BESIDE HER BED AND ACCORDING TO DORIS, “THAT’S WHERE MY CLOTHES LAY OVER NIGHT. AS FAR AS I WAS CONCERNED IT WAS JUST PART OF THE FURNITURE. BUT MY FATHER WAS VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT IT AND MADE US HANDLE IT VERY CAREFULLY.” THE CHAIR WAS NEVER USED AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT. “IT WAS TOO FRAIL AND SEEMED TO BE SUCH A SMALL CHAIR. PEOPLE IN THOSE DAYS USED SMALLER CHAIRS.” HER FATHER DIDN’T USE THE CHAIR WHILE IT WAS IN HIS POSSESSION BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WAS TOO VALUABLE, ALTHOUGH HE DEEMED IT ALRIGHT FOR CHILDREN (DUE TO ITS SIZE). IN HIS LATER YEARS HE LOANED IT TO HIS COUSIN, WILL SIMONS, WHO ALSO LIVED IN SEDGEWICK. WILL FORGOT TO RETURN THE CHAIR AND RAY “WENT OVER IN A GREAT RAGE TO RETRIEVE IT. HE DIDN’T WANT TO LOSE THAT CHAIR. HE WAS VERY PROTECTIVE OF THE CHAIR AND MOTHER DIDN’T LIKE ANYTHING OLD. IF SHE HAD HER WAY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT.” DORIS’ FATHER PRIZED ANYTHING FROM IOWA. THOSE ITEMS WERE PRIZED BECAUSE OF DIVISIONS IN THE FAMILY. “HE DIDN’T FEEL THAT HE GOT HIS SHARE OF THE TREASURES THEY HAD.” HER FATHER’S FAMILY HAD COME TO ALBERTA AS HOMESTEADERS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 1904 AND THEY RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1914, “BUT THEY LEFT A LOT OF THINGS IN THE HOUSE FOR MY FATHER.” THE CHAIR WAS AMONG THE ITEMS LEFT BEHIND. HER FATHER WOULD HAVE BEEN 14 WHEN HIS FAMILY CAME UP FROM THE USA. HE WENT TO A LOCAL SCHOOL AND HOMESTEADED. HE SOLD HIS HOMESTEAD AND WENT TO MCTAVISH BUSINESS COLLEGE IN EDMONTON. AFTER THAT HE “WORKED IN A STORE, MARRIED MY MOTHER CHRISTINA JACOBSON (FROM NORWAY), AND HIS PARENTS WENT BACK TO THE STATES TO TAKE OVER THE FARM. HE LIKED FARMING BUT HE WASN’T A STRONG MAN.” WHILE SCHEIBNER DOESN’T KNOW HOW HER PARENTS MET, SHE KNOWS THEY ONLY LIVED TEN MILES APART. DORIS’ MOTHER ALSO CAME WITH HER LARGE FAMILY TO ALBERTA IN 1906 IN ORDER TO HOMESTEAD; CHRISTINA WAS 10 AT THE TIME. SCHEIBNER DOESN’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER GRANDMOTHER, EPHA BELLE. SHE MENTIONED EPHA BELLE WAS A RED HEAD WHO HAD APPARENTLY INHERITED SOME MONEY FROM HER FATHER. “SHE WAS ABLE TO LOAN THE RURAL COMMUNITY WHERE SHE LIVED IN THE COUNTRY MONEY TO BUILD A LOCAL SCHOOL.” THE SCHOOL WAS NAMED “PARK.” WHEN THE CHAIR WAS NO LONGER IN USE, IT WAS STORED IN AN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM. SHE DONATED THE CHAIR TO THE GALT BECAUSE SHE WAS AFRAID THAT IF SHE LEFT IT SITTING IN HER HOUSE IT WOULD FALL APART AND NO ONE WOULD KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ITS HISTORY ONCE SHE WAS GONE. SHE WANTED TO PRESERVE IT. SCHEIBNER GREW UP ON A FARM NEAR SEDGWICK, AB. IT WAS A HOMESTEAD. SCHEIBNER SAID, “WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN THE ‘20S AND ‘30S TIMES WERE HARD. WE LIVED OFF FARM (MIXED) PRODUCE. BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW WE WERE ‘POOR’ – WE WERE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.” SHE LEFT TO GO TO SCHOOL IN 1939. SHE WENT TO “NORMAL SCHOOL” IN EDMONTON, AB. SHE WAS A TEACHER AND SHE ATTENDED UNIVERSITY TO IMPROVE HERSELF. SHE GOT MARRIED TO A FARMER – LAWRENCE SCHEIBNER. SHE STOPPED TEACHING AFTER THAT. SHE LIVED AT THE FARM AND HAD FIVE CHILDREN. IN 1975 HER AND HER HUSBAND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THEY DIDN’T FARM AT THAT TIME, AS HE HAD RETIRED. THEY REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR THIRTY YEARS BEFORE THEY MOVED TO BROOKS, ALBERTA. SCHEIBNER IS CURRENTLY IN ASSISTED LIVING. LAWRENCE PASSED AWAY IN MARCH OF 2010. THE CHAIR WAS PART OF A DINING SET THAT WOULD HAVE ORIGINALLY HAD SIX CHAIRS. SCHEIBNER DID NOT KNOW WHETHER THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A TABLE. THE SET WAS MADE BY ANDERSON SIMON FOR HIS WIFE LUCINDA (DONOR’S GREAT GRANDPARENTS) AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1841. THEY LIVED IN A FARM HOUSE NEAR POLK CITY (NORTH OF DES MOINES, IOWA). POLK CITY IS NOW PART OF DES MOINES – MOST OF THE AREA IS NOW UNDER AN ARTIFICIAL LAKE. SCHEIBNER THINKS THE CHAIR WAS MADE BECAUSE “THEY WERE POOR FARMERS AND MAYBE THAT WAS THE THING TO DO THEN.” SHE SAID, “IT LOOKED TO ME LIKE IT WAS HAND-CARVED. I DON’T KNOW WHAT WAS USED FOR WEAVING THE SEAT. IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE STRIPS OF BARK.”
Catalogue Number
P19880059010
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
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

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