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Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738783000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.0
Width
2.8
Description
57.5 CM LTH. (BLADE). SERIAL #FH69285. SWORD STYLE. THE NUMBER "12" IS STAMPED ON THE BLADE. ALSO, "A CROWN AND "M"AND "M" STAMPED ON THE GUARD AND THE BLADE. INSCRIPTION ON THE UNSHARPENED SIDE OF THE BLADE READS, "MRE D'ARMES DE ST. ÉTIENNE, FÉVRIER 1845".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
BELIEVED OF FRENCH OR GERMAN ORIGIN & ACQUIRED AS WW I BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OWNER, BUT WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE COUNTRY OR ORIGIN AND SITE OF PRODUCTION. THE ‘MANUFACTURE D'ARMES DE SAINT-ÉTIENNE’ WAS A FRENCH STATE-OWNED MANUFACTURING COMPANY LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF SAINT-ÉTIENNE. IT HAS SINCE BEEN MERGED INTO THE STATE-OWNED NEXTER DEFENSE CONGLOMERATE. THE ROYAL ARMS MANUFACTURE WAS CREATED IN 1764 UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE GENERAL INSPECTOR OF THE ROYAL ARMS MANUFACTURE OF CHARLEVILLE. IN 1838, THE ANNUAL PRODUCTION WAS WELL OVER 30,000 FIREARMS. IN 1864, THE MODERN FACTORY WAS BUILT, NEW STEAM-POWERED MACHINES WERE INSTALLED AND THE FIRST MILITARY STANDARDIZED BOLT ACTION RIFLE, THE CHASSEPOT, WAS PRODUCED FROM 1866 ON, THEN THE GRAS RIFLE AFTER 1874. THIS BAYONET WAS MADE IN FEBRUARY OF 1846 AT THE FRENCH STATE ARSENAL, MANUFACTURE D'ARMES DE SAINT-ÉTIENNE. THOUGH CREATED IN 1845, THE YATAGHAN SWORD BAYONET IS USED ON THE 11 MM CHASSEPOT NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE PRODUCED IN 1866 AND CAN ALSO MOUNT TO THE 11 MM GRAS RIFLE PRODUCED AFTER 1874. THE TERM "YATAGHAN" IS DERIVED FROM THE TURKISH WORD FOR "ONE WHO LAYS DOWN" TO DESCRIBE THE DOWNWARD-SWEEPING DOUBLE-CURVE BLADE PROFILE. THE DOUBLE-CURVE ADDED STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY WHILE KEEPING THE HILT AND POINT IN ALIGNMENT FOR THRUSTING EFFICIENCY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738783000
Acquisition Date
1973-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19739489000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
16.5
Length
180.3
Width
133.3
Description
PAINTED WHITE EXCEPT TOP PANEL FOOTBOARD & HEADBOARD. SPRINGS GILT SPRAY PAINT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19739489000
Acquisition Date
1973-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WALNUT, IRON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19770319000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WALNUT, IRON, STEEL
No. Pieces
11
Height
167.6
Length
193.0
Width
141.0
Description
HEADBOARD - CARVED DESIGN WITH CUT-OUT IN CENTRE AT TOP OF BOARD. 167.6 CM 141 CM X 5.1 CM. FOOTBOARD -CURVED CARVED DESIGN WITH CUT-OUT IN CENTRE. 73.6 CM HT. X 140.CM WTH. X 7.6 CM THICK. SLATS (6) - MADE OF UNFINISHED WOOD. 135.9 CM LTH. X 7.6 CM WTH. X 1.9 THICK. SIDE RAILS (2) - 2.7 CM THICK X 17.8 CM WTH. X 182.8 CM LTH. "TOPS" ON EACH SIDE RAIL HAVE SPLIT OFF AND HAVE BEEN REFINISHED. SPRINGS - MADE OF IRON & STEEL. 180.3 CM LTH. X 116.8 CM WTH. X 1.3 CM THICK. "PARKHILL" (DECAL) IS ALONG ONE SIDE OF SPRINGS. "NO. 315" AND "1-0" IS STAMPED ALONG SAME SIDE IN YELLOW.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
HIGH BACK BED ORIGINALLY OWNED BY JOHN MCDOWELL DAVIDSON, FATHER OF JOHN MCDOWELL WHO LIVES IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED. SHE WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19770319000
Acquisition Date
1977-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19770042000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
124.5
Length
182.8
Width
91.4
Description
STEEL BED FRAME. ONE WHITE STEEL HOSPITAL BED WITH 4 CASTERS. CURVED HEADBOARD, 3 STEEL RODS, PAINT WORN OFF 2 RODS (124.5 CM) 2 ATTACHMENTS FOR SPRING BOARD. FOOT BOARD 81.3 CM HT. 2 ATTACHMENTS FOR SPRING BOARD. HEAD OF BED CAN BE ADJUSTED TO ALLOW PATIENT TO EITHER SIT UP OR LIE DOWN. SPRINGBOARD WARPS WHEN VERTICAL.
Subjects
FURNITURE
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THE DONOR'S FATHER WAS ASSISTANT SECRETARY-TREASURER FOR THE GALT HOSPITAL FOR MANY YEARS & PRESUMABLY HE PURCHASED THE BED FROM THE HOSPITAL WHEN NEW EQUIPMENT WAS ACQUIRED. THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE AN ORIGINAL BED FROM THE GALT HOSPITAL, 1910 BUILDING OR EARLIER.
Catalogue Number
P19770042000
Acquisition Date
1976-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PINE, SPRUCE
Catalogue Number
P19683221000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PINE, SPRUCE
No. Pieces
1
Height
158.0
Length
65.5
Width
23.5
Description
BOOKCASE MADE OF PINE. PANEL ON RT. SIDE CRACKED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. BOOKCASE HAS 5 SHELVES. TOP ONE CRACKED. WOOD SPLIT BOTTOM SHELF. 1 SIDE AND BACK SEPARATED. CURVED TOP. TWO TACKS PIECE SIDE AND BACK PANELS.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
USED IN WESTMINSTER SCHOOL. BELIEVED USED IN OFFICE.
Catalogue Number
P19683221000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, BRASS, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19780049000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
OAK, BRASS, GLASS
No. Pieces
6
Height
171.2
Length
31.0
Width
86.6
Description
4 SHELVES WITH GLASS FRONTS, PULL UP TO OPEN. LABEL ON INSIDE OF SHELVES (RED= "MANUFACTURED BY THE GLOBE-WERNICKS CO. LTD. STRATFORD, ONT. GRADE 299 SIZE D 12 1/4". ONE GLASS SHELF CRACKED AT TOP LEFT CORNER; SECOND IS WARPED, THIRD IS CRACKED AT LOWER LEFT CORNER.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19780049000
Acquisition Date
1977-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BOW & ARROW SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P19780054000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOW & ARROW SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
No. Pieces
5
Description
.1 BOWL. 100.3 CM LTH. X 3.2 CM WTH. CHOKECHERRY WOOD, HORSE HAIR, LEATHER THONG, FEATHER. YELLOW, WHITE, RED, BLACK. BOW STRING APPEARS TO HAVE SHRUNK. BOW AND ARROWS HAVE BEEN RECENTLYPAINTED. .2 ARROW. 78.7 CM LTH. WILLOW WOOD. PAINTED BROWNISH-RED. MISSING SPEAR HEAD. HAS 3 HAWK OR OWL (?) FEATHERS ATTACHED. WHERE FEATHERS ARE ATTACHED THE ARROW SHAFT IS PAINTED ONLY WITH RED SPOTS. .3 ARROW. DESCRIPTION SAME AS .2 .4 ARROW. 79.3 CM LTH. ARROW ONLY HAS 2 FEATHERS ATTACHED TO IT. .5 ARROW. 78.7 CM LTH. DESCRIPTION THE SAME AS .2
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
BLACKFOOT OR KAINAI.
Catalogue Number
P19780054000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SUPINA SOUVENIR BOWL
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P20150016001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUPINA SOUVENIR BOWL
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Diameter
21.5
Description
CHINA BOWL WITH AN IRREGULAR RIM THAT EXTENDS A FLORAL PETAL MOTIF ALONG BOWL’S INSIDE EDGE. CENTRE FEATURES COUNTRY LANDSCAPE INCLUDING A COTTAGE, SURROUNDED BY STAMP MARK IN GOLD STENCIL AND SCRIPT, “COMPLIMENTS OF N. F. SUPINA”. GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. SLIGHT CRACKING IN THE BOTTOM. THE BASE IS SCUFFED AND DIRTY. THERE ARE SOME MARKS ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
BUSINESS
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
History
EVERAL HORHOZER (NÉE SUPINA) WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE YEAR OF 1927 TO HER PARENTS DONAH (NÉE HILL) AND NICHOLAS SUPINA. SUPINA WAS THE OWNER OF SUPINA’S MERCANTILE ON 13TH STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE. COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS (ON APRIL 2, APRIL 16, AND MAY 7, 2015) WITH HORHOZER REGARDING A GROUP OF ARTIFACTS SHE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS COME FROM THESE INTERVIEWS AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH REGARDING HORHOZER AND HER FAMILY. THIS BOWL IS A REMINDER OF THE STORE THAT WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF LIFE IN THE SUPINA FAMILY. HORHOZER REMEMBERS: “MY DAD ALWAYS GAVE A CHRISTMAS GIFT. SO ONE YEAR HE GAVE THE PLATE AND ANOTHER YEAR HE GAVE THIS BOWL AND ACTUALLY THAT’S ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT… [A]LL THE CUSTOMERS, THE ONES THAT DEALT THERE ALL THE TIME [GOT A CHRISTMAS PRESENT]. THE GOOD PAYING ONES AND THE NOT-SO-GOOD PAYING ONES, I THINK THEY PROBABLY EVEN GOT IT TOO, BUT, AS LONG AS THEY WERE CUSTOMERS THEN THEY GOT ONE… MY MOTHER SAVED [IT] FIRSTLY, BECAUSE THEY REALLY MEANT SOMETHING - PART OF THE STORE I GUESS SHE’D SAY. SO, HAD THEM FOR A LONG, LONG TIME… MY MOM HAD ALL KINDS OF ORNAMENTS AROUND AND SHE’D JUST PUT THEM ON A TABLE OR WHATEVER. SHE WOULD CHANGE HER ORNAMENTS EVERY ONCE AND AWHILE, AND THEN SHE’D PUT THESE IN THE CUPBOARD." ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SUPINA’S MERCANTILE, HORHOZER EXPLAINS: “I WAS BORN INTO [THE STORE]. MY DAD STARTED SMALL. HIS DAD HAD A LITTLE CONFECTIONARY; THEN HE TURNED IT INTO A GROCERY STORE AND THEN HE SOLD IT TO MY DAD. MY DAD WAS THE ONE THAT TOOK IT OVER, THAT WAS ALREADY TAKING PLACE WHEN I WAS BORN. THERE WAS NO SPECIFIC MEMORY [OF THAT TRANSITIION] BECAUSE THAT’S ALL I KNEW REALLY.” “… MY DAD WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. [HIS FAMILY] CAME HERE WHEN HE WAS TWO. [HIS YOUNGER SIBLINGS], THE FIVE BROTHERS AND THE ONE SISTER, WERE ALL BORN IN THAT SAME LITTLE HOUSE THERE. AND THAT’S WHERE MY GRANDPA HAD STARTED THE STORE, IT WAS JUST A CONFECTIONARY. EVENTUALLY IT GREW INTO QUITE A BUSINESS… IN THOSE DAYS, IT WAS HORSE AND BUGGY, SO THEY HAD FIVE HORSES AND BUGGIES THAT WERE RUNNING, WORKING, AND MY UNCLE ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER THE HORSES AND MAINTAINED THEM. THEY’D GO AND THEY’D PICK UP THE ORDER. LOTS OF THE PEOPLE THEN COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH, BUT MY DAD COULD SPEAK CZECH, AND THEN THEY’D USUALLY SEND – HE HAD ALL KINDS OF NATIONALITIES WORKING FOR HIM - [A PERSON OF MATCHING ETHNICITY], THAT KNEW THEIR LANGUAGE TO PICK UP THE ORDER. THEY BROUGHT IT BACK TO THE STORE, AND THEN DELIVERED IT BACK TO THE CUSTOMER, THAT WAS REAL SERVICE IN THOSE DAYS, ESPECIALLY WITH HORSE AND BUGGY IN THOSE WINTRY DAYS, AFTER THAT IT DEVELOPED INTO TRUCKS. THERE WERE LOTS OF MINERS IN THOSE DAYS AND WERE GOOD CUSTOMERS… HE AT ONE TIME EMPLOYED THIRTY-SIX PEOPLE IN THE STORE THERE.” AN ARTICLE IN LETHBRIDGE HERALD PUBLISHED ON MAY 5, 2004 STATES THAT NICK SUPINA PURCHASED THE STORE FROM HIS FATHER, MIKE SUPINA, IN 1918. IN THE INTERVIEW, HORHOZER CONTINUED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE BEGINNING DAYS OF THE SUPINA’S STORE: “MY GRANDPA WAS WORKING IN THE MINE. I DON’T KNOW HOW IT CAME THAT HE HAD THIS LITTLE BUSINESS… IT’S MY DAD THEN THAT HAD TO LOOK AFTER THE FAMILY BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY MONEY. THERE WAS FIVE BOYS SO HE HAD THEM ALL. THEY WERE ALL CLOSE TOGETHER IN AGE. THERE’S STEVE AND BILLY AND JOHN AND MIKE… UNCLE STEVE, IS THE SECOND, HE’S THE ONE THAT STAYED WITH MY DAD, AND JOHNNY DID TOO. THEN THE OTHER TWO PURSUED THEIR OWN BUSINESSES. BILLY HAD A BUSINESS IN RED DEER AND SMALL BUSINESSES IN TWO OTHER PLACES. THEN MIKE, HE WENT TO THE STATES AND—OH, THAT WAS GEORGE, PARDON ME. HE HAD A SHOE STORE WHICH WAS VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL. MIKE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT WASN’T IN BUSINESS. THAT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS IN THE WAR…” THINKING BACK ON HER MEMORIES OF SUPINA’S, HORHOZER DESCRIBES, “[I]N THOSE DAYS YOU HAD GOOD FRUIT. I REMEMBER THE DELICIOUS PEACHES. I HAVEN’T SEEN A PEACH LIKE THAT SINCE… LOTS OF TIMES, THE FRUIT WOULD GO OVER-RIPE, LIKE YOUR APRICOTS AND PEACHES. MY MOTHER WOULD GO AND GET ALL THE OVER-RIPE FRUIT AND TAKE IT HOME AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL PIES AND TAKE THE PIES BACK TO THE STORE AND SELL THEM. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL BAKER. THEY DID EVERYTHING LIKE THAT TO HELP MAKE MORE MONEY. SOMETIMES MY DAD WOULD HAVE A SPECIAL ON, 3 CENTS A LOAF [OF BREAD. I HAD LOTS OF ADS FROM THE STORE, AND YOU’D GET SUCH A KICK OUT OF SEEING HAMBURGER, TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A POUND AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO, YES I REMEMBER.” HORHOZER BEGAN WORKING AT THE STORE AT THE AGE OF 14: “I WORKED IN THE LADIESWEAR. I LIKED THAT VERY MUCH. THE MEAT DEPARTMENT WAS RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE LADIESWEAR. THAT’S KIND OF HOW I MET JOE. HE WORKED IN THE BUTCHER DEPARTMENT. I REMEMBER THE DAY HE WALKED IN THE STORE, I’LL NEVER FORGET [IT], HE HAD THIS RED CARDIGAN SWEATER ON AND I JUST FELL, HEAD OVER RIGHT THEN. HE WAS JUST STARTING WORK AND I THOUGHT, ‘WELL, THAT’S THE GUY I’M GOING TO MARRY.’” HORHOZER BELIEVED THAT AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE STORE’S SUCCESS WAS “… BECAUSE, [OF] THE SERVICE MAINLY. JUST THINK, GOING THERE, GETTING YOUR ORDERS, BRINGING THEM BACK, DOING THEM UP, THEY’D MAKE SURE THINGS WERE TOP QUALITY. THEY GOT TO KNOW EVERY CUSTOMER, OF COURSE, AND THEY KNEW WHAT THEY LIKED. HE HAD WONDERFUL PEOPLE WORKING FOR HIM. THEY JUST GAVE FANTASTIC SERVICE ALL THE TIME. PLUS, MY DAD WAS GRUFF, BUT HE WAS VERY, VERY KIND TO POOR PEOPLE THAT COULDN’T AFFORD –THERE’S LOTS THAT YEARS AFTER HE HAD PASSED AWAY [PEOPLE] WOULD COME UP TO ME AND SAY, ‘IF IT WASN’T FOR YOUR DAD, JOHNNY WOULDN’T HAVE HAD CHEESE,’ OR SOMETHING. I DIDN’T KNOW A THING ABOUT IT, BECAUSE HE WAS ONE THAT NEVER, EVER TOLD ANYBODY… THEN AT CHRISTMAS TIME HE WOULD GO TO THE STORE AND HE HAD A LIST OF EVERYBODY THAT HE KNEW WAS EXCEPTIONALLY POOR, AND HE WOULD FILL BASKETS. HE WOULD DO IT ALL BY HIMSELF… HE WOULDN’T TELL MY MOTHER AND I. HE WAS SO TIGHT-MOUTHED, FILL ALL THESE BASKETS AND DELIVER THEM TO THE PEOPLE HIMSELF WITHOUT TELLING A SOUL ABOUT IT. HE WAS THAT KIND OF PERSON. HE WAS VERY KIND THAT WAY.” SUPINA’S MERCANTILE SERVED LETHBRIDGE UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 1960. HORHOZER REMAINED IN RETAIL IN VARIOUS SHOPS IN THE CITY, INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT STORE WOOLCO UNTIL HER RETIREMENT IN 1988. HORHOZER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 2016 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS OLD. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SUPINA’S MERCANTILE AND THE LIFE OF EVERAL AND HER FAMILY, WHICH INCLUDES THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20150016001
Acquisition Date
2015-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MEDICAL USE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19870010002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MEDICAL USE
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
4
Height
160.5
Length
113.7
Width
40.7
Description
NO. 817 CABINET MISSING GLASS FRONT DOORS. GLASS SIDES. 3 REMOVABLE SHELVES. CASTORS. BUILT IN MIRROR BACKING TOP SHELF. TURNED WOOD BASE & FRONT LEGS. STENCILED ON MIRROR BACK: "C.P.G.CO. MTRL. 1911" ALSO SHIPMENT LABEL ON BACK OF CASE, ILLEGIBLE. CABINET HAS BEEN REPAINTED WHITE. VARIOUS LOOSE JOINTS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SPINDLES IN FRONT AT TOP AND BOTTOM ABOVE WHEELS. MIRROR SURFACE PEELING. BACK OF CASE LABEL "NO. ARTICLE... NO. JOB ...850" ETC.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
DONOR STATES GLASS DOORS REMOVED & LOST. SEE P19870010001-GA FOR CLINIC HISTORY. "C.P.G.CO. MTRL." MAY REPRESENT CANADA PLATE GLASS CO. OF MONTREAL. USED IN ROY CLINIC AS A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT STORAGE UNIT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010002
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
92.2
Length
65.8
Width
34.5
Description
1. MADE OF WOOD; PAINTED WHITE. CUPBOARD HAS 2 LEVELS, THE BOTTOM LEVEL IS WIDER THAN THE TOP. TOP LEVEL HAS TWO DOORS THAT OPEN OUTWARD ON BRASS HINGES. EACH DOOR HAS A GLASS WINDOW (1 OF THE WINDOWS HAS TWO CHRISTMAS STICKERS ON IT), AND A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. INSIDE THE CUPBOARD HAS NO FINISH. THE TOP LEVEL HAS ONE SHELF. BELOW TOP LEVEL IS A LEDGE, WITH LAMINATE ON IT (HAS A MARBLIZED EFFECT ON IT). A LARGE CHUNK OF THE LAMINATE IS GONE OFF OF ONE SIDE OF LEDGE. BELOW LEDGE IS AN UNFINISHED WOODEN DRAWER (DRAWER IS NOT ORIGINAL TO PIECE). BELOW DRAWER ARE TWO DOORS, BOTH ON BRASS HINGES AND WITH A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. THE INSIDE OF DOORS ARE FINISHED WITH DARK BROWN VARNISH. PAINT IS CHIPPING AND CUPBOARD IS DIRTY. 2. FOUND INSIDE DRAWER WERE TWO EMPTY, WOODEN SPOOLS. ONE HAS A LABEL ON ONE END THAT READS "SUPER SHEEN MERCERISED COTTON COLOR 839 BOILFAST". THE OTHER SPOOL IS SLIGHTLY LARGER, WITH NO LABELS, AND A CHIP OUT OF ONE END.
Subjects
FURNITURE
TOY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
LEISURE
History
ON 19 AUGUST 2009, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN RE-INTERVIEWED DONOR AND ARIZONA RESIDENT JUNE MANCHAK AFTER SHE CONTACTED THE GALT TO SEE HER DONATIONS. ACCORDING TO MANCHAK, THE CHILDREN’S-SIZED TABLE (P20000052001) AND CUPBOARD (P20000052002) WERE MADE BY HER FATHER GEORGE KEARL FOR HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER (DONOR’S SISTER) ARMINTO LUCILLE KEARL. ARMINTO WAS BORN IN 1909 IN AETNA, ALBERTA. THE WOODEN FURNITURE TOYS WERE PLAYED WITH BY ARMINTO AND HER FOUR YOUNGER SISTERS, INCLUDING THE DONOR WHO WAS BORN IN CARDSTON IN 1932. IN 2009, THE DONOR RECALLED PLAYING WITH THE ITEMS IN THE LATE 30S IN AN ABANDONED MODEL ‘A’ CAR ON HER FAMILY’S PROPERTY. THE CAR, SHE SAID, HAD ITS FRONT SEATS TAKEN OUT, PROVIDING HER “PLAYHOUSE” WITH A WIDE FLAT FLOOR. ADDITIONALLY, HER BROTHER RIGGED THE CAR’S DISPLACED FUEL TANK ON THE CAR’S HOOD IN ORDER THAT HIS SISTER HAD A SOURCE OF WATER. COPPER TUBING CARRIED WATER VIA GRAVITY INTO THE CAR AND A SPIGOT CONTROLLED THE FLOW. THE CAR, LIKE A HOUSE, HAD WINDOWS AND DOORS WHICH COULD BE OPENED AND CLOSED AND THE BACK SEAT FOLDED UP IN ORDER THAT STUFF COULD BE STORED AWAY. AND, “OF COURSE I HAD MY DOLLS IN THERE WITH ME TOO”, MANCHAK SAID. SHE MADE MUD PIES AND DECORATED THE TOPS WITH MUSTARD OR STINKWEED SEEDS. SHE COLOURED WATER WITH CREPE PAPER AND POURED THE WATER INTO CLEAR GLASS BOTTLES. AT SOME POINT, THE DONOR’S FATHER APPROACHED HER WITH A REQUEST TO SELL THE CAR – HER PLAYHOUSE – WHICH, SHE SAID, PAINED HIM TO DO ON ACCOUNT THAT HE KNEW WHAT IT MEANT TO HER. THE SALE WAS NECESSARY ON ACCOUNT THAT THE FAMILY NEEDED THE MONEY. SHE ALSO REMEMBERED THE FURNITURE SET BEING PLAYED WITH OUTSIDE WITHIN ABANDONED HOUSE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEIGHBORING YARD. SHE STATED THAT THE SET WAS RELOCATED INTO THE FAMILY HOME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. MANCHAK'S RECALL (C. 2013) OF THE MINIATURE FURNITURE’S FINAL PLACE OF USE WAS “IN THE BASEMENT, THE LAST LOCATION WHERE [SHE] HAD A PLAYHOUSE”. MUCH OF THE DONOR’S CHILDHOOD PLAY WAS DONE ALONE ON ACCOUNT THAT HER CLOSEST AGED SIBLING WAS HER OLDER BROTHER (4YRS HER SENIOR) AND HER CLOSEST AGED SISTER WAS SEVEN YEARS HER SENIOR AND CHRONICALLY ILL. THE FURNITURE SET REMAINED AT THE FAMILY HOME FOR DECADES, INCLUDING THE PERIOD WHEN ARMINTO, THE ELDEST SISTER, ACQUIRED THE PROPERTY DUE TO HER PARENTS’ PASSING (DATE UNKNOWN). THEREAFTER, THE SET WAS MOVED BY THE SISTER TO AN ADJACENT HOME WHICH SHE HAD BUILT. IN 1998, ARMINTO PASSED AWAY AND THE DONOR INHERITED THE SET, DECIDING IT WAS BEST OFF IF DONATED TO A MUSEUM. OBJECTS RELATED TO THE FAMILY ARE ALSO SAID TO BE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE GLENBOW, HERITAGE PARK AND THE CARDSTON MUSEUM. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY AND ITS MONTANA, UTAH AND S. ALBERTA ORIGINS, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. ********** UPDATE: ON 17 JUNE 2013, DONOR JUNE MANCHAK RE-VISITED THE GALT MUSEUM IN ORDER TO ADVANCE A NEW DONATION OFFER. AT THAT TIME, SHE REQUESTED ACCESS TO THIS OBJECT’S HISTORICAL RECORD. MRS. MANCHAK THEREAFTER REQUESTED FOUR MINOR CHANGES BE MADE AS PER HER LETTER ON RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19800066000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1925
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PAPER
No. Pieces
5
Height
11.4
Length
111.8
Width
48.3
Description
WOOD MAP CASE WITH METAL CATCH & HINGES. CONTAINS 4 MAPS, ALTHOUGH CAPACITY FOR 8. MAPS ARE: ALBERTA, NORTH AMERICA, WESTERN HEMISPHERE, EASTERN HEMISPHERE. EACH IS PAPER WITH CLOTHING BACKING ON WOOD ROLLER. BOTTOM OF CASE HAS "LEA ASPLUND" & "JK" WRITTEN IN INK. MAPS DATE TO CA. 1900 (PRE WORLD WAR ONE). MAPS ARE WORN & WEATHERED AT BOTTOM.
Subjects
FURNITURE
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
MAPCASE & MAPS CAME FROM TEACHERAGE, BUFFALO COULEE SCHOOL IN COUNTY OF MINBURN. FOUND IN SHED BEHIND SCHOOL IN 1971 OR '72. THE SCHOOL OPENED IN THE MID 1920'S & CLOSED IN 1973. JAMES ASPLUND WAS PRINCIPAL OF ELEMENTARY & JR. HIGH WHICH HAD 4 CLASSROOMS & AUDITORIUM. DONOR LEFT A YEAR BEFORE CLOSURE.
Catalogue Number
P19800066000
Acquisition Date
1979-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1921
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, REED
Catalogue Number
P19641347000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1921
Materials
WOOD, REED
No. Pieces
1
Height
98.0
Length
61.0
Width
61.0
Description
MADE OF UNFINISHED WOOD DOWELS. WOVEN REED SEAT AND BACK. STAMPED ON BACK RUNG "OLD HICKORY CHAIR CO. MARTINVILLE IND."
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
DONOR CLAIMS HANDMADE? IN 1897. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED, SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19641347000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19662039000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Materials
METAL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
43.2
Diameter
36.5
Description
EMBOSSED LEATHER ON RAWHIDE SEAT. METAL FRAME IS 1/2 INCH STEEL RODDING THAT HAS BEEN TWISTED AND MOLDED. LEATHER SEAT HAS FLOWER IN CENTER WITH CIRCULAR FLORAL PATTERN RADIATING FROM CENTER. ASSORTED PAINT SPLATTERS ON FRAME. ABUNDANT OXIDATION.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* THIS ARTIFACT WAS PART OF A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN 2010. HARRY JENNINGS GRIGSBY, HIS WIFE EDITH AND HIS DAUGHTER MARGARET MCCONECHY ARE DECEASED. HEMBROFF CONTACTED GRIGSBY'S OTHER DAUGHTER FRANCES WRAY. WRAY WAS UNABLE TO RECALL THE CHAIR.
Catalogue Number
P19662039000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, OAK VENEER
Catalogue Number
P19662040000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, OAK VENEER
No. Pieces
1
Height
89.2
Diameter
17.8
Description
VENEER BADLY CRACKED ESPECIALLY ON UNDERSIDE. METAL FRAME IS 1/2 INCH COPPER TUBBING TWISTED AND MOLDED TO SHAPE. ASSORTED PAINT SPLATTERS.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* THIS ARTIFACT WAS PART OF A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN 2010. HARRY JENNINGS GRIGSBY, HIS WIFE EDITH AND HIS DAUGHTER MARGARET MCCONECHY ARE DECEASED. HEMBROFF CONTACTED GRIGSBY'S OTHER DAUGHTER FRANCES WRAY. WRAY WAS UNABLE TO RECALL THE CHAIR.
Catalogue Number
P19662040000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK
Catalogue Number
P19738618000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
OAK
No. Pieces
1
Height
75.5
Length
50.0
Width
42.9
Description
"THE NORTH AMERICAN BENT CHAIR CO. LTD. MADE IN CANADA OWEN SOUND. NO. 1320" STICKER ON UNDERSIDE OF SEAT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
USED IN WESTMINSTER SCHOOL.
Catalogue Number
P19738618000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MAYOR'S CHAIR
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19694658000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAYOR'S CHAIR
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Materials
LEATHER, OAK
No. Pieces
6
Height
152.4
Width
79.3
Description
BUTTON & DIAMOND PADDED BACK, PADDED SEAT, LEATHER COVERING. LEATHER COVERED TACKS. CITY CREST: "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE 1890-1906 AD OCCASIONIS JANUAM" CARVED ON WOOD CREST RAIL, BELOW CROWN & SURROUNDED BY CARVED WOOD LEAVES. SCROLL FINISHED ARMREST WITH LEATHER COVERED CUSHION. CHAIR CAN BE DESCRIBED AS A MIXED STYLE BASED ON THE FRENCH ROCOCO OF THE LATE VICTORIAN ERA. LEATHER IN POOR CONDITION, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
CHAIR PROBABLY CANADIAN MADE, 1 OF A SERIES OF 3 MADE FOR CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. THIS CHAIR, DONOR STATES, WAS PRESENTED TO MAYOR W.D.L. HARDIE UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM OFFICE IN 1928. 1ST CHAIR PRESENTED TO MAYOR HATCH IN 1912, & LAST TO R. BARROWMAN IN 1935. HATCH CHAIR ALSO IN PERMANENT COLLECTION. LEATHER SEAT DIFFERS FROM LEATHER BACKING INDICATING THAT SEAT PROBABLY RECOVERED. IN MAY 1990 CHAIR COMPLETELY RECOVERED IN LEATHER WITH FINISHED BRASS TACKS. SAMPLES OF REPLACED MATERIALS (5 ENVELOPES) SAVED FOR EVIDENTIAL VALUE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ON RECOVERING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT FOR DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT. IN 2006, IN HONOUR OF THE CITY'S CENTENNIAL, CASSIDY'S UPHOLSTERY ARTS & CUSTOM FURNITURE OFFERED TO RE-UPHOSTER THE CHAIR THE SECOND TIME. THE CHAIR HAD BEEN EXHIBITED IN THE 1985-2000 PERMANENT GALLERY AND, SUBSEQUENTLY, SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AND WEAR FROM BEING PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AND SAT ON. PLEASE REFER TO HARDCOPY FILE FOR INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT. IT CAN NOT BE CONFIRMED WHICH OF THE GALT'S TWO MAYORS' CHAIRS WERE USED, BUT ONE OF THE TWO WAS USED IN A PHOTO AT SOUTHMINISTER CHURCH IN 1968 DURING THE U OF L'S FIRST CONVOCATION CEREMONY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED INFORMATION ON THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE CREST, OR COAT OF ARMS. THE COAT-OF-ARMS OF LETHBRIDGE IS AN OFFICIAL SYMBOL OF THE CITY. LETHBRIDGE WAS INCORPORATED AS A CITY ON MAY 6, 1906. ON JULY 2, 1907 A COMMITTEE APPROVED AN OFFER BY ALDERMAN CHARLES BROUGHTON BOWMAN TO DONATE A $25 CASH AWARD FOR THE BEST CITY COAT-OF-ARMS DESIGN. THE WINNER OF THE CONTEST WAS REV. JOHN STANLEY CHIVERS, RECTOR OF ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. HIS DESIGN WAS FORMALLY ADOPTED BY MOTION OF COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1907. TODAY, THE 1907 CITY COAT-OF-ARMS IS KNOWN AS THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE CREST. THE CROWN ABOVE THE COAT-OF-ARMS SIGNIFIES CANADA’S ALLEGIANCE TO THE BRITISH CROWN. THE CENTRAL MEDALLION WAS ROUNDED WITH THREE DIVISIONS: BLUE (AZURE), RED (GULES) AND BROWN (OCHRE) WITH SYMBOLS REPRESENTING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CITY’S ECONOMY IN 1906-07: COAL MINING (ARM WITH MINER’S PICK), TRANSPORTATION (LOCOMOTIVE), AND AGRICULTURE (WHEAT SHEAF). THE CIRCULAR SCROLL READS “CITY OF LETHBRIDGE 1890-1906”, THE TOWN AND CITY INCORPORATION YEARS, RESPECTIVELY. THE PANORAMIC VIEW BELOW PORTRAYED THE WHEAT FIELDS AND MINE WORKING BUILDINGS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS, RESTING ON THE CITY MOTTO: AD OCCASION JANUAM (LATIN FOR "GATEWAY TO OPPORTUNITY"). ACCORDING TO A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE ON THE CREST’S ORIGINS FROM THE JULY 2, 1985, CHIVERS’ DESIGN “CAPTURED THE ESSENCE OF WHAT LETHBRIDGE CONSIDERED ITSELF TO BE.” ANOTHER HERALD ARTICLE FROM AUGUST 20, 2005 PRESENTS RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY LOCAL HISTORIAN ALEX JOHNSTON AND THEN-GALT ARCHIVIST GREG ELLIS ON REVEREND CHIVERS HIMSELF: “REV. JOHN STANLEY CHIVERS ARRIVED [IN LETHBRIDGE] IN FEBRUARY 1904 TO MINISTER TO THE FLOCK AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S… NOT MUCH ELSE IS KNOWN ABOUT CHIVERS’ LIFE UNTIL OCTOBER 1909 WHEN HE TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION EFFECTIVE JANUARY 31, 1910. THE WORDS THEMSELVES ARE TAME BUT JOHNSTON’S RESEARCH INDICATES CHIVERS DIVORCED HIS WIFE AND MARRIED A FORMER MEMBER OF THE CHURCH CHOIR, WHO WAS NONE OTHER THAN THE WIDOW OF GEORGE ROGERS, MAYOR WHEN THE CITY INCORPORATED IN 1906. ROGERS HAD DIED IN LATE APRIL 1909. SO, DHIVERS AND THE WIDOW OBVIOUSLY FOUND THEMSELVES IN HARMONY, AND MRS. CHIVERS LIKELY DIDN’T TAKE IT WELL. ‘LETHBRIDGE WAS NOT A LARGE TOWN AT THE TIME AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THE SCANDAL IT CAUSED. THERE WERE PROBABLY QUITE A FEW TONGUES WAGGING AROUND LETHBRIDGE AS THIS AFFAIR DEVELOPED,’ ELLIS SAID… ACCORDING TO JOHNSTON’S RESEARCH, REV. CHIVERS EVENTUALLY WENT TO RENO, GOT A QUICKIE DIVORCE AND MARRIED THE FORMER MRS. ROGERS IN CALIFORNIA. ‘FROM THAT POINT IN WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REVEREND,’ ELLIS SAID.” FOR HARD COPIES OF THE CREST DESCRIPTION FROM THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE WEBSITE AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19820067000. THE DONOR OF THIS CHAIR, JESSE MAXWELL OVERTON HARDIE, WAS THE SON OF MAYOR W. D. L. HARDIE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF W. D. L. HARDIE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 16, 1942 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. WILLIAM DUNCAN LIVINGSTONE HARDIE WAS BORN NEAR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1862, AND THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO OHIO THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IN 1885 HARDIE MARRIED MARGARET KIRTLEY, AND THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN: IANTHE, AGNES, E.W., JESSE, AND INZOLA. HARDIE FIRST CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1889, WHEN HE BECAME THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GALT NO. 1 MINE. AFTER FOUR YEARS HE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES, WORKING FOR MINING COMPANIES IN PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, AND ALABAMA BEFORE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1896 AS SUPERINTENDENT OF NORTHWEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. IN 1910 HARDIE LEFT THE GALT-OWNED COMPANY AND WORKED AS THE MANAGER OF THE DIAMOND COAL COMPANY UNTIL 1912, WHEN HE RAN FOR AND WON THE OFFICE OF LETHBRIDGE MAYOR. HARDIE SERVED AS MAYOR UNTIL 1928, WHEN HE WAS REPLACED BY ROBERT BARROWMAN. IN 1930 HARDIE HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL RUN FOR THE LETHBRIDG SEAT IN THE PROVINCIAL GENERAL ELECTION. HARDIE WAS ACTIVE WITH THE LETHBRIDGE MASONS, THE ALBERTA UNION OF MUNICIPALITIES, AND HAD AN AVID INTEREST IN ASTROLOGY. HARDIEVILLE, THE FORMER HAMLET NORTHEAST OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS ANNEXED BY THE CITY IN 1978, WAS NAMED AFTER HIM. W. D. L. HARDIE DIED ON JUNE 16, 1942. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JESSE HARDIE, WAS BORN IN TENNESSEE IN 1891 AND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE WITH HIS PARENTS WHEN W. D. L. HARDIE BECAME THE SUPERINTENDENT OF NORTHWEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. DURING WWI JESSE HARDIE SERVED WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, AND LATER WORKED FOR THE VANCOUVER HARBOUR BOARD. HARDIE DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON OCTOBER 28, 1978. UPDATE: ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2020, A FOURTH EXAMPLE OF A LETHBRIDGE MAYOR’S CHAIR - FEATURING THE 1890-1906 CREST - WAS DISCOVERED AS PART OF AN ACTIVE SALE ON EBAY, LOCATED IN BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON STATE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19694658000
Acquisition Date
1969-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
P19641052000-GA
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, RAYON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19641051000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19641052000-GA
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1915
Materials
OAK, RAYON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
95.2
Length
43.2
Width
39.4
Description
BEIGE, MAUVE AND GREEN FLORAL RAYON SEAT. 3 BACK RUNGS. MADE WITH OAK WOOD. BOTTOM OF SEAT IS MADE OF BURLAP CRISS-CROSSED MATERIAL. BOTTOM IS UNFINISHED AND THERE ARE SPLASHES OF FINISH ON IT. FABRIC IS STAINED. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
USED BY DR. FAIRFIELD'S FAMILY AT RESEARCH STATION. RECEIPT #759.CANADA. POSSIBLY DATING TO 1906.
Catalogue Number
P19641051000
Acquisition Date
1964-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, LEATHERETTE
Catalogue Number
P19694001000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, LEATHERETTE
No. Pieces
1
Height
97.8
Length
48.3
Width
42.5
Description
LARGE BULB DECORATIONS ON FRONT LEGS. PADDED BLACK LEATHERETTE SEAT. GEOMETRIC AND FLORAL PATTERN ON BACK PANEL OF CHAIR. OAK WOOD CONSTRUCTION
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
DONATED BY MRS. N.B. PEAT, BELIEVES CHAIR DATES TO ABOUT 1910. LEATHERETTE IS OILCLOTH, MANUFACTURED TO SIMIULATE LEATHER. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT INTERVIEWED CAMPBELL PEAT (SON OF NORMAN BONNER AND ANNIE STAFFORD PEAT). ACCORDING TO CAMPBELL PEAT, THE DINING CHAIR WAS PART OF A SET (TABLE AND CHAIRS). WHEN PEAT’S GRANDFATHER DIED IN 1905 OF A HEART ATTACK HIS GRANDMOTHER CONTINUED TO LIVE IN THEIR HOME. HOWEVER, WHEN THE HOME FLOODED IN 1907 SHE MOVED OUT AND BOUGHT 309 WESTMINSTER RD., LETHBRIDGE, AB. THE CHAIR WOULD HAVE BEEN PART OF THE FURNITURE SHE BOUGHT FOR HER NEW HOUSE. THE CHAIRS AND TABLE WERE TAKEN BY PEAT’S UNCLE GEORGE AND HIS DAUGHTERS. GEORGE WAS THE GAS MASTER AT THE MINE. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE TO TAKE THE CANARY DOWN TO SEE IF THERE WAS A GAS LEAK. IF THE CANARY DIED THE WORKERS WOULD HAVE TO VACATE THE MINE. THE MINE WAS DESIGNED TO TAKE COAL DOWN THE RIVER IN BARGES BUT THIS PLAN WAS FUTILE DUE TO THE DIFFICULT CURRENTS AND THE WATER LEVEL OF THE OLD MAN RIVER. THEY DEVELOPED THE TRAINS TO HAUL THE COAL INSTEAD. THE TRAIN LINKED COALBANKS AND DUNMORE JUNCTION. THIS TASK WAS COMPLETED IN 1885. WHEN THE MINE BECAME SELF SUFFICIENT, PEAT’S UNCLE WILL OPENED A MINE IN CARMANGAY WITH GEORGE IN 1905. THE SUITE WAS USED BY GEORGE, FLORENCE AND NETTA (HIS DAUGHTERS) UNTIL THEY SOLD THEIR HOUSE AND MOVED TO AN APARTMENT. ANNIE LIKELY CALLED GEORGE AND ASKED FOR A PIECE OF THE DINING SET. HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER THIS CHAIR. IT WOULD HAVE GONE RIGHT TO DIMITRI GOLUBEV (IN CHARGE OF PARKS AND RECREATION AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE). IT WAS SET UP IN THE STAFFORD ROOM HERE AT THE GALT. SEE P19693787000 FOR MORE INFORMATION. FOR INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM STAFFORD’S RANCH HOUSE, COLLECTED VIA AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFORD GRANDSON MR. CAM PEAT, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILES OF P19693787000 OR P19694000000.
Catalogue Number
P19694001000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SET (4)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HARDWOOD
Catalogue Number
P19694289000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (4)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
HARDWOOD
No. Pieces
4
Height
102.0
Length
40.0
Width
39.0
Description
HIGH DOWELED BACK. PAINTED OFF-WHITE; BOTTOM OF LEGS BLACK. LEAF DESIGN CARVED ON BACK. PAINT CHIPPED.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED, SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19694289000
Acquisition Date
1969-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19694583000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, OAK
No. Pieces
5
Height
95.8
Length
43.8
Width
43.8
Description
.1 MARKED "69-4583A" ON BOTTOM OF SEAT. BOTTOM SEAT IS MADE OF OVERLAPPING CANVAS STRAPS-WEBBING. BACK RIGHT LEG IS SPLITTING FROM THE SUPPORT. .2 MARKINGS ON BOTTOM "69-4584A" & "63". BOTTOM OF SEAT IS WOOD & HAS WOOD SUPPORTS IN A SQUARE UNDERNEATH THE THE SCAT. PLUG ON BACK IS MISSING SO THE HOLE CAN BE SEEN (RIGHT SIDE). BACK REST HAS DARK STAIN ON FRONT BOTTOM. .3 SEAT IS DENTED ON TOP. WEBBING OR CANVAS STRAPS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT ON STRAP WHICH HAS COME LOOSE & HAS BEEN REATTACHED WITH 2 NAILS. WATER STAINS ON BOTTOM OF CHAIR. .4 SUPPORT BARS WHICH JOINS LEGS AT BOTTOM ARE GONE. MARKED "68-4586". DARK LEATHER STRIP AROUND LEATHER SEAT IS CRACKING. TOP RIGHT CORNER OF BACK SIDE OF BACK REST IS CRACKED ALONG TOP. SUPPORT BAR ON LEFT HAND SIDE, UNDER SEAT IS UNSTAPLED AND IS NOT FITTED TO OTHER PIECES. LEFT FRONT CORNER 3 HOLES. .5 LEATHER ON SEAT IS DENTED & STARTING TO CRACK. BOTTOM OF SEAT IS DAMAGED. CANVAS STRIPS OR WEBBING ARE COMING APART. MANY STRIPS ARE LOOSE. MARKED ON BOTTOM "69-4585 A". DARK BROWN TRIM AROUND LEATHER ON SEAT IS CRACKED AND SOME ARE MISSING. LEFT LEG IS COMING APART FROM SUPPORT AT FRONT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED. SHE WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT THE DONOR OR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19694583000
Acquisition Date
1969-08
Collection
Museum
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