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Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Date
1940
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
25.2
Width
18.7
Description
HANDMADE ALBUM CONSISTS OF BACK AND FRONT COVERS MADE OF INTERWOVEN PLANT STALKS OR FIBRES. COVERS DISPLAY A DARK COLOURED GEOMETRIC DESIGN. FRONT COVER EMBOSSED "MB" AND "CANADA 1940-41". INSIDE COVERS FEATURE CARDBOARD SURFACE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ALBUM BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, JACK EKLUND. DONOR REQUESTS JACK BE NAMED ON ANY FUTURE LABELLING AS DONOR. ALBUM WAS GIVEN TO FATHER BY HIENRICH BIER, AN INMATE OF LETHBRIDGE'S P.O.W. CAMP. DONOR'S FATHER MANAGED THE BENNETT FARM IN COALDALE WHERE P.O.W.'S WORKED. DONOR AND HIS FAMILY TREATED P.O.W.'S WELL AND GAVE THEM GOODS LIKE COFFEE. IN RETURN PRISONERS GAVE ALBUM TO JACK. IN ADDITION TO BIER, LUTHER ZIEMAHAGEL, ANOTHER P.O.W. WAS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND. JACK EKLUND'S PARENTS WERE ORIGINALLY FROM UTAH PRIOR TO SETTLEMENT IN RAYMOND/ STIRLING. JACK WAS BORN IN STIRLING. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOOK
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20080033021
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOOK
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
13
Height
3.2
Length
21.4
Width
19.6
Description
1. HARD-COVER ALBUM WITH GREEN-BROWN COVER. TEXT ON FRONT READS, "DAS IST DEUTSCHLAND, (THIS IS GERMANY)." 136 PAGES CONTAINING CUT-OUT PICTURES FROM MAGAZINES AND HANDWRITTEN TEXT. HEIGHT 3.2, LENGTH 21.4, WIDTH 19.6. 2. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "ULYSSES DERIDING POLYPHEMUS, FROM PAINTING BY J. M. W. TURNER., 1775-1851." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 3. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PHOTOGRAPH, TEXT READS, "NAVE, DURHAM CATHEDRAL, ENGLAND." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 4. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN, FROM PAINTING BY TITIAN., 1477-1576." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 5. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "DIDO BUILDING CARTHAGE, FROM PAINTING BY J. M. W. TURNER., 1775-1851." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 6. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "THE FLIGHT OF NIGHT, FROM PAINTING BY W. M. HUNT., 1824-1879." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 7. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "SURRENDER OF BREDA, FROM PAINTING BY VALASQUEZ., 1599-1660." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 8. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "SHEEP, AUTUMN, FROM PAINTING BY MAUVE., 1838-1888." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 9. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "THE TRANSFIGURATION, FROM PAINTING BY RAPHAEL., 1483-1520." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 10. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "SPRING, FROM PAINTING BY COROT., 1796-1875." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 11. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PHOTOGRAPH, TEXT READS, "YORK MINSTER, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 12. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PHOTOGRAPH, TEXT READS, "ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, LONDON., COPYRIGHT, 1925, BY EUGENE A. PERRY." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9. 13. BLACK AND WHITE REPRODUCTION OF PAINTING, TEXT READS, "CROSSING THE CHANNEL, PAINTING BY TURNER., 1775-1851." LOOSE PAGE FOUND TUCKED INSIDE ALBUM. LENGTH 20.4, WIDTH 13.9.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR DONATION CONTEXT INFO ON THIS P.O.W. CAMP 133-RELATED OBJECT, SEE P20080033001 AND ITS PERMANENT RECORD. *** NARRATIVE BELOW SOLICITED FROM SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR BILL RAMP IN EARLY 2010 WHEN THIS ARTIFACT (#1-ALBUM) WAS EXHIBITED AS PART OF THE GALT’S TREASURES & CURIOSITIES DISPLAY. THE NARRATIVE BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE ARTIFACT’S LABEL COPY IN THE EXHIBIT. "WHAT ATTRACTED ME TO THIS ARTIFACT WAS THE COLLECTION OF IMAGES, WHICH TOGETHER EVOKED A WORLD – NOT A WORLD THAT ACTUALLY EXISTED, BUT ONE A PRISONER NEEDED TO BELIEVE IN. THE BOOK IS A SCRAPBOOK OF PICTURES FROM GERMANY, SO I IMAGINE THAT THEY CAME FROM MAGAZINES THE PRISONER RECEIVED FROM FAMILY OR FRIENDS – OR PERHAPS FROM A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OR EVEN AN ARM OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT? – VIA THE RED CROSS. WHAT STRIKES ME IS HOW PEACEFUL THE PICTURES ARE, AND HOW THEY ADD UP TO AN IDEALIZED AND ROMANTICIZED GERMANY – BEAUTIFUL VISTAS, ANCIENT TOWNS AND FARMSTEADS, THE SWEEP OF A MODERN AUTOBAHN. THESE IMAGES ARE ALSO RESOLUTELY APOLITICAL. THE DEPOLITICIZATION IS UNDERSTANDABLE GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT I WONDER IF THE PRISONER ALSO WANTED A GERMANY THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS OR WAR, THAT WAS SOMEHOW “SIMPLY HOME”? THE TRAGIC IRONY, OF COURSE, IS THAT THE PEACEFUL, ROMANTIC GERMANY OF THESE PAGES WAS AN IDEALIZED FAIRY-TALE – AND THE REAL GERMANY WAS BEING DESTROYED, FIRST BY THE NAZI REGIME, AND BY THE WAR THEY BROUGHT DOWN ON THEIR HEADS, EVEN AS THIS SCRAPBOOK WAS BEING COMPILED. ALTHOUGH THE SCRAPBOOK RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO GERMANY, IT ALSO PARTAKES OF A BROADER AESTHETIC SENSIBILITY, A KIND OF ROMANTIC-NATIONALISTIC VENERATION OF THE PAST AND OF THE PICTURESQUE THAT APPEARED IN THE 1930’S IN MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WITH THE ADVENT OF CHEAP, MASS-PRODUCED PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS AND MAGAZINES." *** *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20080033021
Acquisition Date
2008-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PAPER, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19672897000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BRASS, PAPER, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.4
Length
26.7
Width
21.0
Description
PURPLE VELVET COVER: FRONT COVER DECORATED WITH IVORY PLASTIC PICTURE FRAMED IN GOLD PLASTIC. GIFT BRASS CATCH. 12 CARD PAGES, PALE GREEN & GOLD DESIGN WITH OPENING. 2 LAST PAGES HAVE 4 PHOTO OPENINGS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
Catalogue Number
P19672897000
Acquisition Date
1967-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, VINYL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19950073055
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, VINYL, BRASS
No. Pieces
5
Height
2.3
Length
28
Width
25.7
Description
VINYL COVERED ALBUM WITH SEASHELL PRINT. BRASS COILED SPINE, WITH BLACK CARDBOARD PAGES INSIDE SEPARATED BY THIN SHEETS OF TEXTURED ONION PAPER. PAGES ARE BLANK. C/W 2-PIECE BOX WITH WHITE BASE, AND LID PRINTED WITH VARIOUS WORLD TOURIST SITES. BLUE, WITH GREEN, YELLOW AND ORANGE PICTURES. ALSO INCLUDED ARE TWO ENVELOPES OF "DENNISON PHOTO CORNERS". GREEN WITH WHITE PRINT, READS "GREEN FOIL 60 FOR 10C PRECISION-MADE PHOTO CORNERS WITH STRONG, QUICK-STICK GUMMING TO MOUNT PICTURES, POSTCARDS, ETC., YOU WANT TO KEEP." BACK OF ENVELOPES HAVE INSTRUCTIONS, WITH "DENNISON DRUMMONDVILLE QUE.". ONE PACKAGE UNOPENED; OTHER OPEN BUT FULL.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
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
P19950073055
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FRAMED SLIDE PHOTOGRAPH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER?, WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19970006000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRAMED SLIDE PHOTOGRAPH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LEATHER?, WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
12.3
Width
9.1
Description
DARK BROWN WOOD FRAME WITH LID AND COVERED IN PAPER?, WITH A STITCH UP THE SIDE OF THE FRONT COVER. COVER CLOSED WITH TWO TINY HINGED CLASPS, ONE IS BROKEN. INSIDE OF FRAME ON LEFT SIDE IS PADDED WITH A PIECE OF PATTERNED VELVET AND OTHER SIDE HAS A BRASS FRAME WITH A GLASS SLIDE OF A YOUNG MAN PAINTED ACCESSORIES ON THE PHOTO. FRAME IS VERY FRAGILE AS THE PAPER IS TEARING AT THE HINGE? OF THE FRAME AND COVER.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR PURCHASED AMBROTYPE AROUND 1985 FROM HURLEBURT AUCTION, CONTAINED IN A LARGER LOT. DONOR IS A PRIVATE COLLECTOR WHO HAS LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1963, AND HE BELIEVES PERSON IN PHOTO IS A SOCIETY MEMBER, PRE-CIVIL WAR.
Catalogue Number
P19970006000
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SOUVENIR - "CADILLAC & GALT COALS"
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19930007012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUVENIR - "CADILLAC & GALT COALS"
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
BRASS, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.4
Length
7.9
Width
3.4
Description
BRASS ANVIL WITH GREEN BAIZE PAD GLUED TO BASE. TOP OF ANVIL IS ENGRAVED: "TO FORGE OUR FRIENDSHIP CADILLAC & GALT COALS LETHBRIDGE COLLIERIES LTD." "MADE IN U.S.A." ENGRAVED ON SIDE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
Catalogue Number
P19930007012
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHINA
Catalogue Number
P19770093000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CHINA
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.2
Width
8.3
Description
FLOWER SHAPED DISH. RAISED BUMPS AROUND EDGE OF ASHTRAY. BUMPS PAINTED GOLD. MOST OF THE PAINT WORN OFF. PICTURE OF A TRAFFIC BRIDGE OVER THE BELLY RIVER IS PAINTED IN THE CENTER OF ASHTRAY. PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: "BELLY RIVER BRIDGE LETHBRIDGE". CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. HAS BEEN BROKEN AND REPAIRED. EDGE ON BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE IS CHIPPED.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ARTIFACT PICKED UP AT SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH AUCTION. SCENE IS OF FIRST BRIDGE OVER BELLY RIVER. ARTIFACT BROKEN DURING CLEANING FEBRUARY '85. REPAIRED APRIL '88.
Catalogue Number
P19770093000
Acquisition Date
1976-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19880035029
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
12.0
Width
11.5
Description
SOUVENIR ASHTRAY, ROUND BLUE & WHITE. "CPR VIADUCT LETHBRIDGE, CANADA" FISH FIGURE, RAISED. SILK SCREENED PAINTING OF HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE WITH STEAM ENGINE AND PASSENGER CAR. "METROPOLITAN SUPPLIES LTD. CANADA" MARKED ON BASE IN RED INK OR PAINT "OCCUPIED JAPAN"
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
*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
P19880035029
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19880035030
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1967
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Diameter
15.0
Description
SOUVENIR ASHTRAY "ERNIE REID'S WARNER ALBERTA" "CANADA CENTENNIAL 1867-1967". WHITE BACKGROUND, GOLD RIM GOLD SCRIPT -BLACK PRINT FIVE COLOUR CENTENNIAL LOGO.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
*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
P19880035030
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHINA
Catalogue Number
P19880035031
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
CHINA
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
11.5
Width
9.0
Description
CRAB SHAPED ASHTRAY. DECAL HENDERSON LAKE BRIDGE "RUSTIC BRIDGE HENDERSON PARK LETHBRIDGE ALTA". CHIP OFF TOP RIGHT CLAW. REDDISH OUTER EDGE SHAPED LIKE CRAB CLAWS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
*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
P19880035031
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19880035032
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.25
Diameter
15.5
Description
BEIGE. SOUVENIR ASHTRAY. RAISED MASONIC LODGE LOGO "HORSE SHOE". STAMPED IN BLUE ON UNDERSIDE IS "PAT. PENDING". ABOVE "HORSE SHOE" IS TWO GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
*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
P19880035032
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19880035036
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
11.5
Width
11.5
Description
SOUVENIR ASHTRAY. "THE ALBERTA MUSIC OPERATORS ASSOCIATION AT THE DROP OF A COIN MUSIC OF YOUR CHOICE" CLEAR GLASS. RED AND BLACK DECAL ON BOTTOM. DECAL HAS A CAFE SCENE WITH A COUPLE DRINKING COFFEE AND LISTENING TO A JUKEBOX. EACH CORNER HAS A GROOVE FOR A CIGARETTE TO FIT IN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
*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
P19880035036
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19860132015
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Date
1985
Materials
ALUMINIUM, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
2.1
Width
1.9
Description
CENTENNIAL CREST BADGE, SHAPED AS CREST. PIN & CLASP.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SEE P19860132001-GA COMMISSIONED FOR SALE AS A SOUVENIR BY CENTENNIAL SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19860132015
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P19860132017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Date
1985
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
6.4
Description
CENTENNIAL CREST "I AM A HOME-COMING GUEST". SILK SCREENED UNDER A PLASTIC SHRINK WRAP.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
MADE IN LETHBRIDGE BY "REHAB WORKSHOP". COMMISSIONED BY CENTENNIAL SOCIETY FOR 1985 CITY CENTENNIAL. SEE P19860132001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19860132017
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CENTENNIAL BUTTON
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19860132018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CENTENNIAL BUTTON
Date
1985
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
6.4
Description
PLASTIC OVER METAL. WHITE WITH BLUE PRINT. ON FACE READS "I'M A VOLUNTEER" WITH A LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL CREST BELOW. AROUND EDGES OF BUTTON READS "MANUFACTURED BY THE REHAB WORKSHOP 1610-29 ST NORTH LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA PHONE 329-3911".
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
MADE IN LETHBRIDGE BY "REHAB WORKSHOP" COMMISSIONED BY LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL SOCIETY FOR 1985 CITY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS. SEE P198600132001 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860132018
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19860132019
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Date
1985
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
6.4
Description
PLASTIC OVER METAL. WHITE BACKGROUND WITH BLACK, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE CENTENNIAL CREST. CREST READS "LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL" WITH "1885 1985" WITHIN "100". AROUND EDGES OF BUTTON READ "MANUFACTURED BY THE REHAB WORKSHOP 1610-29 ST NORTH LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA PHONE 329-3911". STEEL PIN ON BACK.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
MADE IN LETHBRIDGE BY "REHAB WORKSHOP" COMMISSIONED BY LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL SOCIETY FOR USE OR SALE AS A SOUVENIR FOR 1985 CITY CENTENNIAL. SEE P19860132001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19860132019
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DAY BADGE RALLY BADGE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738772000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DAY BADGE RALLY BADGE
Date
1933
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.0
Width
2.9
Description
EAGLE CLUTCHING SWASTIKA AT TOP, CROSS IN FOREGROUND. "28.5 1933 DUSSELDORF. SCHLAGETER" ON FRONT.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THIS TYPE OF BADGE WAS MADE FOR A SPECIFIC OCCASION SUCH AS MAYDAY OR LABOUR DAY. THIS BADGE IS OF EARLIEST TYPE MADE IN THE THIRD REICH AS INDICATED BY DATE & EARLY REPRESENTATION OF GERMAN EAGLE. OCCASION UNKNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO UNCOVER ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19738772000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DAY BADGE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM
Catalogue Number
P19738774000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DAY BADGE
Date
1935
Materials
ALUMINIUM
No. Pieces
1
Length
4.4
Width
3.2
Description
"TAG DER ARBEIT 1935" AND 3 MEN EMBOSSED ON FRONT AND A SWASTIKA CLUTCHED BY AN EAGLE. "E.F. WIEDMANN FRANKFURT A.M.S." ON BACK.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THIS IS A DAY BADGE MADE TO CELEBRATE A SPECIAL DAY OR OCCASION. THIS BADGE IS LABOUR DAY IN 1935. THIS IS A CIVILIAN BADGE. ALSO KNOWN AS A RALLY BADGE OR A PROPAGANDA DAY BADGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO UNCOVER ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19738774000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WAR SOUVENIR (GERMAN)
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19910053004
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WAR SOUVENIR (GERMAN)
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Materials
ALUMINIUM, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.3
Width
4.6
Description
ALUMINIUM WITH STEEL CLASP. HAT BADGE FEATURES A GERMAN EAGLE PERCHED ON A SWAZTIKA OVER AN ARTILLERY PIECE. INSIDE A RING OF LAUREL LEAVES DRAB FINISH.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
WAR SOUVENIR ACQUIRED BY UNKNOWN MEMBER OF 2 A/T OF THE R.C.A. & PASSED ON TO DONOR DURING A RECENT REUNION (1989). BELIEVED A HAT BADGE OF WERHMACT UNIT. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO CLARENCE JENSEN AS QUOTED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FROM AUGUST 11, 1979, “THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY ASSOCIATION IS HOLDING A 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION IN LETHBRIDGE DURING THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND FROM FRIDAY AUG. 31 TO MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, SAY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ASSOCIATION. CLARENCE JENSEN SAYS THE ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED FROM THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY MOBILIZED AT LETHBRIDGE IN 1939. THE BATTERY’S ORIGINAL MEMBERS – ABOUT 130 PERSONS – WERE MOSTLY FROM THE LETHBRIDGE AREA HE SAYS. THE GROUP WENT OVERSEAS IN 1940 AND FOUGHT WITH THE 2ND DIVISION IN EUROPE, JENSEN SAYS. ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AND FAMILIES BETWEEN 150-200 PERSONS ARE EXPECTED TO COME FROM ACROSS CANADA, JENSEN SAYS. ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE A BANQUET AND DANCE, A BARBECUE AND CEREMONY AT THE WAR MONUMENT IN GALT GARDENS.” ACCORDING TO JENSEN’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “CLARENCE JENSEN PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 7, 1999 AT THE AGE OF 80. CLARENCE WAS BORN IN MEDICINE HAT ON JUNE 29, 1919 TO MARTIN AND JOHANNA JENSEN. HE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE LETHBRIDGE AREA. ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1939, CLARENCE JOINED THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY AS LANCE BOMBARDIER (#M94). HE SERVED OVERSEAS, WAS WOUNDED IN FRANCE AND RETURNED HOME IN AUGUST 1945. CLARENCE THEN RESUMED WORK WITH THE LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN IRRIGATION DISTRICT AND CONTINUED TO WORK THERE FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS. CLARENCE MARRIED LORRAINE BEVERIDGE ON JULY 19, 1946 AND TOGETHER THEY RAISED FOUR SONS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, A PAST MASTER OF THE ALBERTA MASONIC LODGE NO 3 A.F. AND A.M. IN FORT MACLEOD AND R.M. MEMBER OF EAGLE AERIE OF 3100 LETHBRIDGE. CLARENCE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS, HELPED ESTABLISH THE LONDON ROAD PARK WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE AND WAS INVOLVED IN THE FORT MACLEOD 4H CLUB.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19910053004
Acquisition Date
1990-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, TIN, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19880035040
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, TIN, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
10.0
Diameter
6.5
Description
COIN BANK MOUNTIE DESIGN, WHITE. PINK LEATHER COVERING CARDBOARD. COIN SLOT. "LETHBRIDGE ALTA" ON TOP. RECLOSABLE BOTTOM.
Subjects
TOY
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
*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
P19880035040
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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