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Other Name
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.2
Length
24.7
Width
8.5
Description
GREY AND WHITE PLASTIC HORSE WITH BLACK SUPPLE PLASTIC SADDLE. LEATHER HARNESS WITH BRASS CHAIN REIN. HORSE IS IN PRANCING POSITION, WITH LEFT FORELEG RAISED. SADDLE IS DETACHABLE, BUT CONNECTED BY LEATHER STRING AT FRONT. SADDLE IS COMPLETE WITH STIRRUPS, SIDE POUCH TO THE LEFT, AND BLANKET PAD UNDERNEATH SIMULATED STRAPS AND BUCKLES. "MADE IN HONG KONG 681" EMBOSSED ON INSIDE OF BACK LEFT LEG, WITH "B" IN DIAMOND.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR AS A CHILD.
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
Catalogue Number
P19970041091
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
No. Pieces
1
Height
21
Length
19
Width
13
Description
BROWN KOALA BEAR SITTING UPRIGHT WITH YELLOW RIBBON TIED AROUND ITS NECK. BEAR HAS CIRCULAR TURN KEY ON ITS BELLY. WHEN WOUND UP IT PLAYS WALTZING MATILDA.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
LEISURE
History
KOALA BEAR WAS BROUGHT BACK BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, AS A SOUVENIR OF HIS TRIP TO AUSTRALIA. DONOR'S FATHER TRAVELLED OFTEN AS A MISSIONARY OR SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN MISSION. THIS IS ONE OF MANY SOUVENIRS HE BROUGHT BACK FROM SUCH TRIPS. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER AND WERE INTERNED IN SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. AT COALDALE REV NAKAYAMA FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041091
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Description
BATTERY OPERATED MULTI-ACTION MECHANICAL TOY CHIMPANZEE, DRESSED WITH CYMBALS ATTACHED TO HANDS. MOVING PARTS INCLUDE MOUTH, HEAD, EYES, ARMS & FEET. NYLON FUR FABRIC, YELLOW VEST, STRIPED PANTS. MISSING PART OF NOSE DETAIL. CANADIAN FLAG PIN ON VEST. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN, GIVEN ANONYMOUSLY TO DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Acquisition Date
1991-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
52.0
Length
47.0
Width
14.0
Description
CREAM COLOURED TEDDY BEAR. HAS OUTSTRETCHED ARMS. THREE LINES OF BLACK THREAD IMITATE CLAWS ON PAWS. HAS AN EXTENDED SNOUT. ABOVE THIS ARE ORANGE & BLACK PLASTIC EYES. HAS A BLACK NOSE AND A BLACK LINE FOR A MOUTH. TIED AROUND HIS NECK, IN A BOW, IS A PINK RIBBON. A YELLOWED TAG ON INSIDE OF ONE LEG HAS BLUE TYPE THAT READS "WENDY BOSTON".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF WHERE SHE GOT BEAR; WAS GIVEN TO HER OVER THE YEARS. SEE P19960102001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, COTTON, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20000018042
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
FELT, COTTON, TIN
No. Pieces
10
Height
56.0
Length
32.5
Width
20.0
Description
YELLOW` TEDDY BEAR. MUCH OF HIS FUR HAS WORN AWAY, ESPECIALLY ON LEGS AND ARMS. HAS A BLACK FELT NOSE, A RED MOUTH, AND BROWN PLASTIC EYES. HAS A HOMEMADE GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, PEACH PLAID CAP, VEST, AND SHORTS ON. HAS A YELLOW SATIN SASH THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS". THERE IS A YELLOW PIN ON FRONT OF VEST THAT READS "ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA", IN GREEN. ANOTHER PIN ON FRONT OF VEST IS SILVER AND IS THE IMAGE OF A GRIFFIN WITH "GLAMORGAN BENEATH IT". THERE ARE ALSO 2 PINS ON CAP; ONE IS A RED MAPLE LEAF, THE OTHER READS "ALBERTA". BEAR HAS A RED RIBBON TIED AROUND ITS NECK.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BEAR'S OUTFIT MATCHES THOSE WORN BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. BEAR WAS THE MASCOT FOR THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS AND WENT EVERYWHERE WITH THEM. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018042
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PR DOLL HANDS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990035125
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PR DOLL HANDS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.9
Length
4.2
Width
3.1
Description
PLASTIC, FLESH COLOURED. A RIGHT AND LEFT HAND; CHILD SIZE. THE HANDS HAVE BEEN REMOVED BELOW THE WRIST. EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF EACH WRIST IS "GERMANY" AND A DIAMOND SHAPE WITH AN ANIMAL? FIGURE IN IT. ON THE FRONT OF EACH WRIST IS AN INDENTED "3". THE HANDS ARE QUITE DETAILED, COMPLETE WITH WRINKLES, FINGERNAILS, AND PALM LINES.
Subjects
ARTIFACT REMNANT
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
MOST LIKELY BELONGED TO A CHILD OR BABY DOLL. CAME IN HANDKERCHIEF BOX P19990035124-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035125
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FLASH CUBE, FLASHBULB
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20000064003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLASH CUBE, FLASHBULB
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
2.6
Width
2.6
Description
ALL FOUR OF THE BULBS HAVE BEEN USED. PLASTIC. ON TOP IS A "W" INDICATING THE COMPANY. BLUE.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
FLASH CUBE IS FROM THE DONOR'S CAMERA. SEE P19990015001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000064003
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FLASHBULBS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20000014025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLASHBULBS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, GLASS
No. Pieces
8
Height
2.3
Length
18.6
Width
7.4
Description
6 CLEAR FLASHBULBS IN BOX. EACH BULB HAS THE "GE" LOGO ON IT IN RED, AS WELL AS "M3", AND A BLUE DOT. THE BULBS ARE HELD IN PLACE BY A PIECE OF CARDBOARD WITH MULTIPLE HOLES IN IT. THIS PIECE OF CARDBOARD HAS A "GUARANTEE" PRINTED ON TWO SIDES (ONE IN ENGLISH ONE IN FRENCH). ALL OF THIS GOES INTO A CARDBOARD BOX. FRONT OF BOX READS "FULL CARTON GUARANTEE TWELVE ME FLASHBULBS", ALONG WITH THE IMAGE OF A LIGHT BULB AND THE "GE" LOGO. BACK OF BOX HAS A CHART PRINTED ON IT. BOTH ENDS OF BOX HAVE FLAPS; FLAPS ON ONE END ARE MOSTLY TORN OFF.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR PASSED AWAY AUGUST 3, 2001. BORN 10 MAY 1919 IN CARDIFF, ALBERTA, HE WAS RAISED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF EDMONTON. IN 1945 HE MARRIED MOLLY AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE PRACTICED CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR 30 YEARS IN THE FIRM MEECH, MITCHELL, ROBINS AND WATSON. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PRACTICED CONSULTING, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOYED VACATIONING IN MONTANA AND ARIZONA, BUT MADE SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY LOVED IT. MAURICE'S WIFE MOLLY PASSED AWAY JUST PRIOR TO HIM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A TABLE PAD. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE DONORS' NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH ADDS TO THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. MOLLY MITCHELL WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND GREW UP IN EDMONTON, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND MAURICE MITCHELL. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: MAURA, KURT, AND SCOTT. AFTER RAISING HER FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE, MOLLY RETURNED TO WORK AS A SOCIAL WORKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20000014025
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FLASHBULBS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20000014026
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLASHBULBS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
7
Height
2.3
Length
9.1
Width
6.4
Description
6 BLUE FLASHBULBS IN BOX. EACH BULB HAS A BLACK "W" WITHIN A CIRCLE, ON TOP OF BULB. ON FRONT OF BOX READS "WESTINGHOUSE ALLUMAGE GARANTI M2B". BACK OF BOX READS "6 BULBS MADE AND PRINTED IN CANADA CT6 1/2M2B-6/6". . . . THERE IS ALSO A CHART ON BACK OF BOX, AS WELL AS ONE ON SIDE OF BOX. BOX HAS A FLAP AT TOP AND BOTTOM FOR CLOSING.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR PASSED AWAY AUGUST 3, 2001. BORN 10 MAY 1919 IN CARDIFF, ALBERTA, HE WAS RAISED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF EDMONTON. IN 1945 HE MARRIED MOLLY AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE PRACTICED CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR 30 YEARS IN THE FIRM MEECH, MITCHELL, ROBINS AND WATSON. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PRACTICED CONSULTING, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOYED VACATIONING IN MONTANA AND ARIZONA, BUT MADE SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY LOVED IT. MAURICE'S WIFE MOLLY PASSED AWAY JUST PRIOR TO HIM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A TABLE PAD. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE DONORS' NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH ADDS TO THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. MOLLY MITCHELL WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND GREW UP IN EDMONTON, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND MAURICE MITCHELL. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: MAURA, KURT, AND SCOTT. AFTER RAISING HER FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE, MOLLY RETURNED TO WORK AS A SOCIAL WORKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20000014026
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
VIEW-MASTER FLASH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20000014028
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIEW-MASTER FLASH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.9
Length
14.0
Width
14.0
Description
HAS A SILVER, METAL FLASH GUARD, WITH A BLUE FLASHBULB IN IT. COVERED BY A FLAT PIECE OF CLEAR PLASTIC, EMBOSSED WITH "MADE IN U.S.A. PERSONAL STEREO CAMERA FLASH GUARD". A PIECE OF THE PLASTIC COVER IS BROKEN OFF. FLASH GUARD IS MOUNTED ONTO A BLACK METAL PIECE EMBOSSED WITH "SAWYER'S VIEW-MASTER FLASH". THERE IS A KNOB ON ONE SIDE OF BLACK PIECE, THAT TURNS TO ADJUST "SUBJECT COLOR". A KNOB ON TOP OF BLACK PIECE TURNS, WHICH IN TURN ROTATES SCREW ON BOTTOM, FOR MOUNTING ONTO CAMERA.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR PASSED AWAY AUGUST 3, 2001. BORN 10 MAY 1919 IN CARDIFF, ALBERTA, HE WAS RAISED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF EDMONTON. IN 1945 HE MARRIED MOLLY AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE PRACTICED CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR 30 YEARS IN THE FIRM MEECH, MITCHELL, ROBINS AND WATSON. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PRACTICED CONSULTING, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOYED VACATIONING IN MONTANA AND ARIZONA, BUT MADE SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY LOVED IT. MAURICE'S WIFE MOLLY PASSED AWAY JUST PRIOR TO HIM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A TABLE PAD. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE DONORS' NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH ADDS TO THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. MOLLY MITCHELL WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND GREW UP IN EDMONTON, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND MAURICE MITCHELL. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: MAURA, KURT, AND SCOTT. AFTER RAISING HER FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE, MOLLY RETURNED TO WORK AS A SOCIAL WORKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20000014028
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FLASH CUBE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER, GLASS, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19950023004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLASH CUBE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER, GLASS, PAINT
No. Pieces
7
Height
4.1
Length
2.9
Width
2.9
Description
1. FLASH CUBE: CUBE IS MADE OF BLUE PLASTIC WHICH HAS FOUR HALF OVAL CHAMBERS ON EACH SIDE THAT HOLD A SMALL TUBED LIGHT THAT COME TO A SMALL POINT ON THE TOP AND ARE PLUGGED INTO A BLACK SPIKE ON THE BOTTOM. ON TOP IS A SILVER COLOURED CROSS WITH HOLES IN EACH ARM, THAT HAS A BLUE PIECE OF PAPER RESTING ON IT THAT HAS A CIRCLE WITH FOUR DIAGONAL ARMS TO THE SILVER ARMS BELOW STICKING OUT THE SIDES. IT READS IN LIGHT LETTERING "MAGICUBE MAGICUBE MAGICUBE" AROUND EDGE OF CIRCLE. INSIDE IS LIGHT WITH BLUE CIRCLE AND FOUR SWIRLS, AND READS "GE". BOTTOM OF CUBE IS BLACK PLASTIC WITH FOUR CIRCLE HOLES PUNCHED INTO CORNERS, AND A CIRCLE PUNCHED INTO FOUR SECTIONS. CENTER IS A RAISED SQUARE WITH FOUR ARMS ON EACH CORNER TO PLUG INTO CAMERA. HAS "U.S.A." ENGRAVED ON ONE SIDE AND "61" ON THE OTHER. TWO LIGHT BULBS ARE WARPED AND HAVE BEEN BLOWN. SCRATCHES ON BLUE PLASTIC,HAVE SOME MINOR CRACKS TOO. 2. FLASH CUBE: SAME AS #1 EXCEPT NO LIGHT BULBS ARE BLOWN AND READS "115" INSTEAD OF 61. HAS SOME RED PAINT ON SIDE. 3. FLASH CUBE: SAME AS #1 EXCEPT TOP IS PAINTED IN SILVER WITH CIRCLE AND FOUR SWIRLS AND "GE" IN THE MIDDLE. ALSO HAS FOUR RECTANGLES EXTENDING TO CORNERS OF CUBE. BOTTOM READS "27" NOT 61. NO LIGHTS ARE BURNED. 4. FLASH CUBE: SAME AS #3 EXCEPT BOTTOM READS "A-2". 5. FLASH CUBE: SAME AS #3 EXCEPT BOTTOM READS "78" AND THREE LIGHTS ARE BLOWN. 6. FLASH CUBE: SAME AS #1 EXCEPT CUBE IS SILVER IN COLOUR. TOP HAS WHITE HOLLOW SQUARE PAINTED THAT READS IN RED AROUND SQUARE "ATLAS - MADE IN GT. BRITAIN - ATLAS - MAGICUBE". IN CENTER IS A BLUE PAINTED "X". NO ENGRAVING ON BOTTOM. HAS "E" STAMPED INTO TOP CORNER, AND BOTTOM ETCHED "F". 7. FLASH CUBE: SAME AS #6 EXCEPT HAS "B" STAMPED INTO TOP CORNER AND PART OF "ATLAS" WAS CUT OFF AND EDGES OF LETTERS ARE ON OPPOSITE SIDE. HAS "Q" ETCHED INTO BOTTOM.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE FILE P19950021000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19950023004
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PM-540 ELECTRONIC FLASH WITH BATTERY RECHARGER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19950073046
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PM-540 ELECTRONIC FLASH WITH BATTERY RECHARGER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.6
Length
18.5
Width
7
Description
1. GREY PLASTIC CYLINDRICAL BODY WITH DARKER GREY FLASH HEAD. CLEAR PLASTIC GROOVED FACE ON HEAD, WITH OUTLET FOR ELECTRICAL CORD BELOW. GROOVED ALUMINUM FERRULE AT JOINT OF HEAD AND SHANK, WITH TWO SMALLER BANDS BELOW, HOLDING SLIDE CLIP FOR ATTACHING TO CAMERA. CLEAR PLASTIC DIAL BENEATH CLIP. BOTTOM OF SHANK READS "PM PRODUCT 117V. 4W. 60C. TOKYO JAPAN". FERRULE ENGRAVED WITH "PM 540 MADE IN JAPAN". DIAL AT BACK OF HEAD FOR ADJUSTING FLASH SPEED. INCLUDES REMOVABLE TWO-PRONG BLACK ELECTRICAL CORD, WITH "MADE IN JAPAN" ON PLUG. 2. 3.8CM (H) X 13.2CM (L) X 9.7CM (W). GREY PLASTIC RECTANGULAR CASE WITH DARKER GREY REMOVABLE LID. CLASP AT ONE END, WITH SHORT MALLEABLE PLASTIC STRAP AT BACK AND ON/OFF SWITCH AT SIDE. COILED BLACK ELECTRICAL CORD INCLUDED WITH SINGLE PRONG. INSIDE HAS FIXTURES FOR HOLDING FOUR BATTERIES, WITH PAPER LABEL ON BOTTOM. READS "INSERT FOUR BATTER..." WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR TYPE TO BE USED. PAPER IS BURNT SLIGHTLY AND TORN. ALUMINUM PARTITION BESIDE BATTERY CASING HAS BEEN PARTIALLY EATEN AWAY BY ACID.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073046
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TRAPPER NELSON BACKPACK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL , BRASS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940052000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRAPPER NELSON BACKPACK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, STEEL , BRASS, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
30
Length
69
Width
44
Description
LIGHT GREEN CANVAS BAG WITH WOODEN FRAME FOR SUPPORT. WOOD FRAME IS MADE UP OF TWO VERTICAL WOOD STRUTS FASTENED TO TWO CURVED CROSS PIECES AT TOP AND BOTTOM. BROWN CANVAS JACKET WITH BRASS EYELETS AND NYLON CORD COVERS FRAME. CANVAS STRAP ACROSS TOP OF JACKET IS TORN. A LENGTH OF WHITE CANVAS WEBBING IS WRAPPED AND BOLTED TO TOP SUPPORT STRUT OF FRAME AND EACH END IS RIVETED AGAIN TO A NARROWER LENGTH OF CANVAS WHICH IS RIVETED TO BOTTOM OF WOOD FRAME TO FORM CARRYING STRAPS. ALONG EACH SIDE OF FRAME ARE FOUR LOOP SCREWS. GREEN CANVAS BAG HAS 6CM WIDE PLACKET WITH FOUR BRASS EYELETS WHICH FIT OVER LOOP SCREWS ON FRAME. A WHITE NYLON CORD IS THREADED THROUGH LOOP SCREWS TO HOLD BAG TO FRAME. CANVAS BAG HAS SECOND POCKET SEWN TO ITS FRONT WITH STEEL BUCKLES SEWN BENATH. COVER OF BAG HAS TWO LEATHER STRAPS WITH WHICH TO CLOSE BAG. ON INSIDE OF COVER FLAP IS COTTON LABEL WHICH READS "PIONEER BRAND REG'D TRAPPER NELSON INDIAN PACK BOARD NO.3 PATENT NO. 244902" AND "SOLE MANUFACTURERS JONES TENT & AWNING LTD. VANCOUVER B.C.". THE NUMBER "173" IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK ON RIGHT SIDE OF LABEL. OUTER POCKET FLAP IS CLOSED WITH SINGLE SNAP BUTTON AND HAS TWO STEEL RINGS HELD IN CANVAS LOOPS AT SIDES. COVER FLAP OF OUTER POCKET HAS DARK GREEN COTTON EDGING. OUTER POCKET HAS HOLE TORN IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER. FABRIC IS FADING AND WORN AND HAS A NUMBER OF SMALL STAINS. STEEL PARTS HAVE SLIGHT AMOUNTS OF CORROSION.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BACKPACK WAS PURCHASED BY OWNER IN A TRADING STORE. HAS BEEN IN HIS POSSESSION FOR THE PREVIOUS 20 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P19940052000
Acquisition Date
1994-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SCOUT BADGE COLLECTION
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
1987
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, HEAVY CARD
Catalogue Number
P20000041001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCOUT BADGE COLLECTION
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
1987
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, HEAVY CARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.8
Length
64.8
Width
49.8
Description
HAS A WOOD FRAME, WITH BROWN VARNISH AND GOLD PAINTED TRIM. CONSISTS OF VARIOUS BADGES MOUNTED ON A LIGHT YELLOW BACKGROUND. IN CENTER, SURROUNDED BY THE BADGES, IS A PATCH CONSISTING OF A CANADIAN AND AN AMERICAN FLAG ON POLES THAT CROSS EACHOTHER. WRITTEN ABOVE PATCH, IN BLACK INK, IS "10 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP"; BELOW PATCH, IN BLACK INK, IS "DELYNN SIEWERT". BADGES INCLUDE 8 OVAL SHAPED "LETHBRIDGE SCOUT CIRCUS AWARD" BADGES FROM 1978 TO 1979; 2 OVAL SHAPED "LETHBRIDGE SCOUT CIRCUS" AND 2 EACH OF "PARTICPANT" AND "STAFF" PATCHES FROM 1978 AND 1979; 4 ROUND "LETHBRIDGE SCOUT CIRCUS AWARD "1905 1980" BADGES; 1 ROUND "LETHBRIDGE SCOUT CIRCUS" AND 1 EACH OF "PARTICIPANT" AND "STAFF" PATCHES FROM 1980; 4 MULTISHAPED "LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT SCOUT CIRCUS" BADGES FROM 1981 TO 1984; 1 CENTENNIAL BADGE FROM 1985; AND 2 "LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT SCOUT SKILLARAMA" BADGES FROM 1986 TO 1987.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
LEISURE
History
THE COLLECTION OF PATCHES WAS STARTED BY SCOUTER DELYNN SIEWERT AND FURTHERED ALONG BY PAST PRESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT SCOUTING, LARRY JONES. THE BADGES ARE WHAT YOUTH IN SCOUTING EARN TO SHOW PROGRESS IN THEIR RELATIVE PROGRAMS; PATCHES ARE A CELEBRATION OF AN ACTIVITY OR EVENT OF SCOUTING. THE COLLECTION COMMEMORATES THE DIFFERENT CONSECUTIVE YEARS IN WHICH LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT RAN AN ALL SECTION (BEAVER, WOLF CUB, SCOUT, VENTURER AND ROVER) EVENT. THIS EVENT WAS FOR LOCAL YOUTH BUT ALSO FOR THE YOUTH OF LEWIS AND CLARK DISTRICT, MONTANA COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. UPWARDS OF 500 YOUTH AND LEADERS FROM GREAT FALLS AND AREA WOULD ATTEND THE CELEBRATED FUNCTION AS GUESTS OF THE YOUTH AND LEADERSHIP OF LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT. THE EVENT BEGAN IN THE EARLY 1960S AND FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON WAS STOPPED FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 YEARS. IN THE EARLY DAYS THE EXCHANGE WAS DONE ON A DISTRICT TO DISTRICT BASIS. EACH SCOUTING GROUP WOULD SELECT 2 OR 3 REPRESENTATIVES TO SPEND A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTERPART'S CITY TO ATTEND A SCOUTING FUNCTION. IN ABOUT 1973 THIS PROGRAM WAS RESTARTED BY THEN SCOUTER R.W. BIDE OF 14TH LETHBRIDGE MCKILLOP SCOUT TROOP AND HIS COUNTERPART IN GREAT FALLS (RAY TUDOR, WHO RAN A HANDICAPPED TROOP). IN ABOUT 1975, LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT SCOUT CIRCUS WAS BORN TO BECOME THE EVENT FOR THE AMERICAN SCOUTS AND LEADERS TO ATTEND IN LETHBRIDGE. IT WAS HELD IN VARIOUS VENUES AROUND THE CITY. SCOUT CIRCUS EVOLVED INTO SCOUT SKILLARAMA IN LATER YEARS AND THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM RAN UNTIL ABOUT 1996. THE ACTUAL EVENT WAS A TEST OF SKILLS AND TRAINING FOR THE OLDER YOUTH AND FOR THE YOUNGER ONES AS DEMONSTRATIONS, AND DEVELOPMENT OF FRIENDSHIPS. THE COUNTERPART ACTIVITY IN GREAT FALLS WAS THEIR SCOUT EXPO. IN ALL, PROBABLY UPWARDS OF 20,000 PARTICIPANTS TOOK PART IN THE EVENT IN LETHBRIDGE OVER THE YEARS, CREATING MANY LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIPS. SCOUTING WAS CHANGING ITS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN ABSORBED INTO A WIDER GEOGRAPHICAL AREA. ON MAY 25TH 2000, OFFICE OFFICIALLY CLOSED BUT BOY SCOUTS STILL REMAIN IN OFFICE. DUE TO FEAR OF ITEMS LOSS THEY WERE GIVEN TO THE MUSEUM. SCOUTING IN LETHBRIDGE BEGAN IN 1914. *NOTE* WHEN DISPLAYED, DONORS WOULD LIKE TO BE RECOGNIZED AS LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT, SOUTHERN REGION, SCOUTS CANADA.
Catalogue Number
P20000041001
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PING PONG BALL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041134
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PING PONG BALL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
3.8
Description
SPHERICAL WHITE -PLASTIC BALL THAT IS YELLOWING WITH BLUE LOGO STAMPED ON IT. BALL HAS TWO SPOTS OF GREY MATERIAL STUCK TO OUTSIDE. BALL HAS ONE SMALL DENT OPPOSITE LOGO.
Subjects
SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Historical Association
LEISURE
RELIGION
History
PING PONG BALL WAS USED IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN COALDALE BY YOUNG PEOPLE. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041134
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIGGY-BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950020004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGGY-BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Length
17.1
Width
8.9
Description
1. BODY: 13.1CM (L) X 8.9CM (W). CLEAR PLASTIC SANTA BODY HAS ON BELT AND FUR TRIMMED JACKET AND BOOTS. IS HOLDING A BAG OVER HIS RIGHT SHOULDER WHICH HAS A COIN SLOT ON THE BACK WITH "HONG KONG" ETCHED BELOW. BODY IS HOLLOW, AND NECK OPEN TO FIT IN HEAD. PLASTIC IS SCRATCHED AND DIRTY IN PLACES. 2. HEAD: 5.4CM (L) X 6.3CM (W). RED PLASTIC HEAD HAS HAT ON, WITH POM-POMS FALLING TO RIGHT. EARS HAVE ROUND HOLES IN THEM. NECK IS SLIGHTLY GROOVED AND CLOSED TO FIT INTO OPENING ON BODY. HAS SMALL HOLE ON BOTTOM OF NECK, IS SCUFFED ON TOP. HAS MINOR SCRATCHES IN PLACES.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19950020004
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CORK, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19990035011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, CORK, FELT
No. Pieces
5
Height
15.8
Length
30.2
Width
11.6
Description
PLASTIC TURQUOISE JUG MADE TO LOOK LIKE A PIG. HAS YELLOW FELT FOR EARS, NOSE AND MOUTH, BLACK FELT FOR EYES, AND DIFFERENT COLOURS OF FELT MAKE UP FLOWERS ON THE BODY. HAS A YELLOW PIPE CLEANER TAIL. A SLOT HAS BEEN CUT IN THE TOP, SURROUNDED BY YELLOW FELT, TO INSERT COINS. FOUR HOLES HAVE BEEN CUT IN THE BOTTOM AND CORKS INSERTED FOR FEET - THESE ARE REMOVABLE.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR PEMMICAN CLUB HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035011
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER, LEATHER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20100049003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WICKER, LEATHER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
24.3
Length
51.5
Width
38.7
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNPAINTED WICKER PICNIC BASKET. TWO ADJUSTABLE HANDLES, ATTACHED TO BASKET WITH WICKER. HINGED LID, CLOSES WITH SIMPLE HOOK AND EYE CLOSURE. THERE ARE TWO THIN LEATHER STRIPS, WITH METAL BUCKLES, ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE LID. THESE STRAPS CONTINUE INTO THE BASKET AND HOLD A WOODEN ORGANIZATION INSERT TO THE UNDERSIDE THE INSIDE OF THE LID. INSERT HAS LEATHER STRAPS FOR PLATES AND CUTLERY. TWO PIECES OF LEATHER, AT EITHER END OF BASKET, ATTACH LID TO BASE. OVERALL IN VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT CONDITION. FRONT LEFT HANDLE ATTACHED WITH LEATHER STRING, RATHER THAN WICKER. BACK RIGHT HANDLE HAS A FEW SPOTS OF WHITE PAINT. LEATHER STRAPS HAVE A FEW MOISTURE STAINS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THIS PICNIC BASKET WAS USED TO HOLD ALL OF THE GLASSES, DISHES, TABLECLOTH, ETC. NECESSARY FOR A PICNIC. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR, BARB CAVERS, AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLED THAT “WE DIDN’T HAVE THIS WHEN WE WERE KIDS … THEY ACQUIRED THAT, I THINK, WHEN WE STARTED HAVING FAMILY PICNICS IN THE ‘70s, ‘80s.” IN A SHORT NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB EXPLAIND THAT "I DON'T HAVE AS MANY MEMORIES OF THE PICNIC BASKET, AS I THINK THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED AFTER I LEFT HOME. IN MY CHILDHOOD, OUR PLATES AND OTHER SUPPLIES WERE SIMPLY PACKED IN A CARDBOARD BOX." THESE PICNIC ITEMS WERE USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. THE PICNICS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED, SAYING: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049003
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BINGO & CARD SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19970107048
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BINGO & CARD SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
246
Height
4.5
Length
23.1
Width
23.1
Description
SQUARE RED, YELLOW AND NAVY BLUE CARDBOARD BOX MARKED "BINGO WITH WOOD CALLING NUMBERS" ON THE TOP, "BINGO COMPLETE 40 CARD SET WITH WOOD CALLING NUMBERS NO. 143" ON TWO SIDES, AND "BINGO MANUFACTURED BY INTERNATIONAL GAMES OF CANADA, LIMITED NEW TORONTO, ONTARIO". CONTAINED INSIDE THE BOX ARE 40 CARDBOARD GAME CARDS, 79 ROUND WOODEN CALLING NUMBERS WITH RED TEXT, 124 SMALL SQUARES OF CARDBOARD CARD MARKERS, AND 1 PAPER GAME BOARD TO KEEP TRACK OF THE NUMBERS CALLED. BOX WORN ON EDGES, BUT CONTENTS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN *NOTE* MISSING 2 RED BINGO CHIPS (SUMMER 2004) *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
P19970107048
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STELL, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20030049009
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2000
Materials
LEATHER, STELL, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
8
Height
8.5
Length
18.5
Width
14.5
Description
1. PRPL BOX STAMPED WITH GLD TEXT ON LID. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. TEXT READS " CARL SCHWEITZER BINOCULARS COATED LENS - TRIPLE TESTED". (2 PCE) 2. BRWN LEATHER CASE. LID IS ATTACHED TO BACK OF CASE WITH A PIECE OF LEATHER. FRONT OF LID HAS A STEEL CLOSURE THAT IS SUSPENDED FROM A PIECE OF ELASTICIZED LEATHER. CASE HAS A LEATHER STRAP THAT GOES AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE CASE AND IS ATTACHED TO SIDES. INTERIOR OF CASE IS DARK PRPL VELVET (1 PCE) 3. BINOCULARS ARE BLK PLASTIC AND STEEL. EYE PIECES AND LENSES ARE COVERED WITH WHT PLASTIC COVERS. NEAR EYEPIECES OF BINOCULARS READS "CARL SCHWEITZER TRIPLE TESTED PRECISION OPTICS", "8 X 30 FIELD 73 NO 40709". BOTTOM OF LEFT LENS A RD EMBOSSED LABEL READS IRIS..STEWART.". BINOCULARS FEATURE LEATHER NECK STRAP. (5 PCE)
Subjects
OPTICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049009
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
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