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Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
METAL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.9
Length
9.4
Width
8.5
Description
ALTIMETER, GAUGE, METAL AND GLASS. BLACK FACE WITH BROWNISH RED NUMBERS AND BROWNISH RED AND BLACK NEEDLE, NUMBERS MARKED “0…18” AROUND EDGES, FACE MARKED “ALTITUDE… PIONEER…A743B-1137.” CASE SURROUNDING FACE IS BLACK PAINTED METAL, PAINT LOSS ON FRONT, FOUR HOLES IN FOUR CORNERS AND METAL ROD ON BOTTOM FRONT OF FACE. PAPER LABEL COMING OFF OF BACK OF GAUGE MARKED “UNDER, PATEN(?),” REDDISH BROWN AND PUCE SPLATTERS ON SIDE OF GAUGE.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE ALTIMETER FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON. CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND "STEPHENS" (NICKNAMED STEVIE) FROM FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 1937 SHOWS THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO FIND AN ALTIMETER TO SUIT THEIR NEEDS. IT IS POSSIBLE THIS ARTIFACT IS THE "PIONEER ALTIMETER IN A SECOND HAND STORE FOR WHICH THE YID WANTED BUCKS TWO AND A HALF," STEPHENS WAS REFERRING TO. "LARSON SPENT HIS EARLY DAYS IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL. HIS FATHER WAS A CARPENTER AND MASTER CRAFTSMEN. LARSON BECAME INTERESTED IN AVIATION AFTER LINDBERG FLEW THE ATLANTIC. HE AND HIS FRIENDS, IVAN THOMSON AND JIM FINDLAY, BEGAN BUILDING GLIDERS IN 1929. FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS LARSON WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB. DURING THIS TIME HE MADE WELL OVER 300 GLIDER FLIGHTS. IN 1939 HE SET ONE OF THE FIRST UNOFFICIAL GLIDING RECORDS IN CANADA. LARSON SPENT THE WAR YEARS IN CALGARY AS AN AIRFRAME INSTRUCTOR FOR THE WAR EMERGENCY TRAINING PROGRAM. IN 1947 HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS AN ASSESSOR FOR THE CITY UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1978." UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, PLASTIC, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20030051027
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
FAKE FUR, PLASTIC, COTTON
No. Pieces
6
Height
28.0
Length
32.0
Width
16.5
Description
1. 5 PIECES. STUFFED GREY BEAR, IS WEARING A BLUE T-SHIRT. TAG ON BOTTOM OF BEAR READS "THE HERITAGE COLLECTION". T-SHIRT HAS BLACK AND WHITE "LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPT." PATCH ON FRONT. ALSO EMBROIDERED INTO FRONT OF T-SHIRT IS "LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB" LOGO, AND "LETHBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS LOC. 237" LOGO, AND "JIM". AROUND BEAR'S NECK IS A PURPLE VELVET RIBBON TIED IN A BOW AT FRONT. ALSO AROUND BEAR'S NECK IS RED AND SILVER TOY STETHOSCOPE. ALSO INCLUDED WITH BEAR IS A MINIATURE GIFT BAG CONTAINING A BROWN TEDDY BEAR. PRINTED ON GIFT BAG IS "YOU'RE BEARY SPECIAL TO ME". 2. SIGN. 0.3 X 48.6 X 32.7. TRANSLUCENT BROWN PLASTIC SIGN. AT TOP OF SIGN, IN CREAM COLOURED SCRIPT, IS " "JIMMY BEAR" ". BELOW THIS, IN WHITE IS "GIVEN BY AMBULANCE PERSONEL TO YOUNG ACCIDENT VICTIMS AT THE SCENE IN MEMORY OF JIM BERRY FORMER MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS". THERE ARE FOUR HOLES DRILLED IN CORNERS OF SIGN, FOR HANGING.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051027
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20030051022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR
Date
1984
Materials
STEEL, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.6
Length
10.2
Width
8.2
Description
METAL CANISTER WITH BLACK RUBBER SLEEVE OVER TOP HALF. SLEEVE HAS A HOLE ON ONE SIDE FOR A RECTANGULAR METAL CATCH (FOR ATTACHING RESPIRATOR). EMBOSSED ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF SLEEVE IS "MSA 81". ON ONE SIDE OF CANISTER IS A WORN LABEL THAT READS "PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR SELF RESCUE FROM CARBON MONOXIDE MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH". OPPOSITE SIDE OF CANISTER ALSO HAS A WORN LABEL THAT READS "PERMISSIBLE RESPIRATOR". BOTTOM OF CANISTER HAS VARIOUS MACHINE MADE AND HAND MADE ETCHINGS. IT READS "9629 W65 SELF-RESCUER C18687 1031 DATE PUT IN SERVICE 03-84 MADE IN WEST GERMANY".
Subjects
MINING & MINERAL HARVESTING T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051022
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON C/W CASE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RIBBON, LEATHER, METAL, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19790065000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON C/W CASE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RIBBON, LEATHER, METAL, CLOTH
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.0
Width
40.0
Description
.1 APRON. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RIBBON, LEATHER, METAL, CLOTH. 2 PIECES. WHITE LEATHER WITH BLUE RIBBON TRIM. BLUE RIBBON ALONG EDGE OF LEATHER. TRIANGLE FLAP ON FRONT TOP. BLUE CLOTH BELT WITH GOLD HOOK AT END 52.1 CM LTH. X 3.2 CM WTH. MATERIAL IS DISCOLOURED ON BACK. "THE DOMINION REGALIA CO., LIMITED, TORONTO, ONT." STAMPED UNDER TRIANGULAR FLAP ON WHITE LEATHER. BACK STAINED & FADED. .2 CARRYING CASE. 21.6 CM WTH. X 16.5 CM LTH. SILVER SNAP, SNAPS CASE CLOSED.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
REFER TO P19790054000-GA FOR DONOR'S BIO AND MILITARY SERVICE RECORD. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR DUFF FAMILY HISTORY. DONOR WAS A MEMBER OF THE ORANGE LODGE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19790065000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MASONIC LODGE SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE
Catalogue Number
P19651586000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MASONIC LODGE SET
Date
1905
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 CASE. 2.8 CM HT. X 21.3 CM WTH. X 46 CM LTH. LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE. LINEN ON INTERIOR OF CASE IS SOILED ANDSTAINED. 1 PIECE. "J. COWIE" IN GOLD ON FRONT FLAP. STEEL SNAPS. "CARR F. CO. CANADA" ON INSIDE OF SNAP HEAD. BLACK LEATHER COVERED CASE FOR MASONIC LODGE APRON. 3 STEEL SNAPS ON FRONT FLAP. LINED WITH WHITE FLANNELETTE. .2 MASONIC LODGE APRON (SET). 35.0 CM WTH. X 40.3 CM LTH. SATIN, BRASS, LEATHER, RIBBON. 1 PIECE. SOME AREAS SOILED AND FADED. TWO BOOMERANG SHAPES JOINING TOGETHER WITH "G" IN MIDDLE, IN BRASS COIL BRAID ON TOP FLAP. 2 STARS ON FRONT. BLUE SATIN, GOLD BRAID TRIM, WHITE KID LEATHER CENTRE, BRASS BALL AND CHAIN DECORATIONS. BLUE WEB TIES, BRASS SNAKE CLASP. BLUE TIES HAVE BEEN MENDED. .3 BUTTON "GRAND LODGE" SET. 1.9 CM DIA.BRASS. 2 PIECES. BRITISH COLUMBIA GRAND LODGE, 2 BOOMERANG SHAPES CROSSING WITH "G" INMIDDLE, AF & AM 50 YEARS", ON TOP. BLUE ENAMEL. ATTACHES TO BELT OF MASONIC APRON. .4 CERTIFICATE "GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND" (SET). 23.5 CM WTH. X 7 CM LTH. HEAVY PAPER. 1 PIECE. TO JOHN COWIE RE: MEMBERSHIP IN GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND "LIVINGSTON EST. ANDREW MOTHERWELL".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RECEIVED BY DONOR MAY 20 1905. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PIN DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM BY THOMASINA COWIE (NEE WHITE). ON 13 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH COWIE’S GRANDSON, STEWART JOHN CAMPBELL. HE IS THE SECOND SON OF ANNE ADAMSON CAMPBELL (NEE COWIE), THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THOMASINA AND JOHN COWIE. THROUGH REVIEW OF THE ARTIFACT DONATION MADE BY HIS GRANDMOTHER IN 1965, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THESE ITEMS WERE UNKNOWN TO STEWART CAMPBELL. HE WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE GREATER DETAIL ABOUT THE DONORS AND SUPPLIED THE MUSEUM WITH FAMILY RECORDS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THE INTERVIEW: “[THESE ITEMS] APPEAR TO BE ARTIFACTS LARGELY COLLECTED BY MY GRANDFATHER, JOHN COWIE. WE KNEW IN OUR FAMILY HISTORY THAT MY GRANDFATHER SPENT SOME TIME AS AN ENGINEER IN THE WHAT I WOULD CALL THE BRITISH MERCHANT MARINE, [WHICH HAD] COMMERCIAL VESSELS THAT TRANSPORTED GOODS. [THE COMPANY] WAS VERY LIKELY CENTERED OUT OF GLASGOW IN SCOTLAND.” WHEN EXPLAINING THE POSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DONATION, CAMPBELL SHARED, “SO WHAT I BELIEVE HAS HAPPENED IS THAT AFTER MY GRANDFATHER [JOHN COWIE’S] PASSING [IN 1964], THOM (AS HE USED TO CALL HIS WIFE) SENT SEVERAL OF THESE ARTIFACTS OVER TO THE GALT MUSEUM.” LOOKING AT THE MASONIC LODGE APRON SET, CAMPBELL EXPLAINED, “I KNOW OF MY GRANDMOTHER BEING A MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, WHICH WOULD IMPLY THEN THAT MY GRANDFATHER WAS ALSO A MASON, BUT I’M NOT AWARE THAT WHEN HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE THAT HE BECAME ACTIVE IN THE MASONIC LODGE HERE… BUT IT IS INTERESTING THE DATE ON [THE APRON] IS 1905, SO THAT HAD TO BE FROM HIS TIME BEFORE HE ACTUALLY LEFT SCOTLAND OR PERHAPS IT WAS HIS FATHER’S.” IN A DESCRIPTION OF HIS GRANDPARENTS’ IMMIGRATION STORY, CAMPBELL RECOUNTED, “THEY ARRIVED AT THE USUAL PORTS, I GUESS MONTREAL, GOT ON THE CPR RAILWAY. THEY GOT AS FAR AS WINNIPEG. [MY GRANDFATHER] HAD IN HIS HAND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION AND A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE HEAD OF THE CALEDONIA RAILWAY IN SCOTLAND. THERE IS SOME SIGNIFICANCE TO THE CALEDONIA RAILWAY IN THAT IT REALLY WAS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF SCOTLAND, PARTICULARLY IN AND AROUND GLASGOW. SO HIS TRADE WAS AS AN ENGINEER AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT HE BECAME WHEN HE CAME TO CANADA AND JOINED THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. HE HAD AN INTERESTING LIFE, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS WITH THE CPR.” “I FIRST BEGAN TO KNOW OF MY GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER WHEN THEY WERE LIVING FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN VANCOUVER AND THEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE,” CAMPBELL EXPLAINED, “SO THEY MOVED TO VANCOUVER WHEN HE RETIRED FROM THE CPR IN THE OGDEN YARD IN CALGARY AND THEY STAYED ONLY TWO OR THREE YEARS. I GATHER THE HUMIDITY THERE WAS NOT CONDUCIVE HIS OWN HEALTH AND HE NEEDED TO MOVE TO A DRIER CLIMATE, BUT ALSO TO MOVE CLOSER TO FAMILY AS WELL. MY PARENTS AT THAT POINT IN TIME WERE RESIDENT IN PICTURE BUTTE, AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY HAD MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. [AS A RESULT OF THEIR PROXIMITY TO WHERE MY FAMILY LIVED,] I KNEW MY GRANDPARENTS VERY, VERY WELL AS A BOY GROWING UP.” “THERE WASN’T A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THEIR TIME BACK IN SCOTLAND,” CAMPBELL RECALLED, “[THIS COLLECTION] REFLECTS [A PERIOD IN THEIR LIVES] WHEN THEY HAPPILY IMMIGRATED AND THEY’VE HAD A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE IN CANADA AND SPECIFICALLY IN LETHBRIDGE.” DESCRIBING HOW HIS FAMILY CAME TO SETTLE IN LETHBRIDGE, CAMPBELL SAID, “[MY FATHER], DON CAMPBELL, WAS BORN [IN DALKEITH, ONTARIO]. HIS FATHER, HIS MOTHER, AND HE AND HIS TWO SISTERS CAME TO PLENTY, SASKATCHEWAN, WHERE THEY WERE FARM WORKERS. AND THEN THEY MOVED FROM THERE TO JUST EAST OF SUTHERLAND. MY FATHER AT THE AGE OF 18 BECAME RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FAMILY AND FARM. HE WASN’T A FARMER, BUT HE WAS A MERCHANT. SO MY FATHER EVENTUALLY LEFT THE FARM AND BECAME A TRAVELLING SALESMEN FOR MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. AND THAT’S WHAT BROUGHT THEM TO CALGARY IN 1939 AFTER MY MOTHER AND FATHER GOT MARRIED IN SASKATOON. MY DAD, WITH HIS TRAVELLING FOR MARSHALL-WELLS, WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A SPOT HE COULD BUY [TO ESTABLISH] A HARDWARE STORE. HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE PART OWNERSHIP OF A HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE AND EVENTUALLY BECAME THE SOLE OWNER. AND HE WAS IN THAT HARDWARE STORE FOR 32 YEARS AS I RECALL.” “I WAS BORN IN 1947,” CAMPBELL CONTINUED, “AT THE AGE OF ONE, [WE MOVED] TO PICTURE BUTTE [AND] WE, AS A FAMILY, MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHEN I WAS 6 IN ABOUT ’53 OR SO. THE REASON FOR THE MOVE [TO LETHBRIDGE] WAS THAT MY MOTHER WAS MUSICAL. SHE HAD BEEN TEACHING AND CONDUCTING CHOIRS SINCE SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD. AND SO THE MINISTER OF SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH LEARNED OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT THE PICTURE BUTTE UNITED CHURCH, [SUCH AS] SOME OF THE OPERETTAS THAT MOM WAS PUTTING ON [THERE], AND INVITED MOM TO SING IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHOIR. ULTIMATELY, THEY INVITED MY MOTHER TO BECOME THE CHOIR DIRECTOR AND TO ESTABLISH A JUNIOR GIRLS’ CHOIR. AND SO THIS PROMPTED MY MOTHER AND FATHER TO MOVE FROM PICTURE BUTTE TO LETHBRIDGE EVEN THOUGH MY DAD CONTINUED TO WITH THE HARDWARE STORE OUT OF PICTURE BUTTE.” EXPLAINING THE EXTENT OF HIS FAMILY’S AND HIS OWN CONNECTION TO LETHBRIDGE, CAMPBELL SAID, “I WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE ESSENTIALLY. SO I HAVE VERY, VERY FOND MEMORIES OF MY TIME THERE AS A BOY. THE COMMUNITY MIGHT HAVE BEEN 25,000 TO 30,000 PEOPLE. YOU KNEW A LOT OF PEOPLE, YOU DIDN’T KNOW EVERYBODY, BUT YOU KNEW AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE. AND CERTAINLY PEOPLE LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE KNEW MY MOTHER REALLY WELL. AND PEOPLE LIVING IN PICTURE BUTTE AND COALDALE KNEW MY FATHER VERY WELL. “MY MOTHER WAS A MUSIC TEACHER AND A VOLUNTEER CHOIR CONDUCTOR. WE HAD STUDENTS COME THROUGH OUR HOUSE FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THERE WOULD BE FAMILIES THAT WOULD DRIVE THEIR DAUGHTERS FROM [PLACES SUCH AS] VAUXHALL, CARDSTON, RAYMOND, AND FORT MACLEOD INTO LETHBRIDGE [FOR] THE PRACTICES OF HER CHOIRS. AND THE BASEMENT WAS A STUDIO, SO IN ANY ONE WEEK THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE FROM 60 TO 80 STUDENTS COMING THROUGH THE HOUSE,” CAMPBELL WENT ON. “THE MEMORIES ARE PRETTY DEEP INTO THE LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. [AFTER I HAD MY OWN FAMILY, WE SPENT] SIX REALLY LOVELY YEARS LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE AS A FAMILY. SO MY DAUGHTERS – HEATHER ANNE, SHELIA JEAN, MARY LOUISE, AND MEGAN LEE – HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF THEIR TIMES IN LETHBRIDGE AS WELL. PROVIDED ALONG WITH THE INTERVIEW WERE RECORDS COMPILED BY STEWART CAMPBELL USING THE GENEALOGY WEBSITE, ANCESTRY.COM. ACCORDING TO THE RECORDS, JOHN COWIE WAS BORN ON 7 NOVEMBER 1883 IN MOTHERWELL, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND TO HIS PARENTS, ISABELLA (NEE LAIRD) AND ROBERT COWIE. HE WAS THE ELDEST OF APPROXIMATELY TEN CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY. COWIE WAS MARRIED TO THOMASINA COWIE (NEE WHITE) IN MOTHERWELL, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND OF 26 JULY 1910. THOMASINA WAS BORN ON 13 SEPTEMBER 1884 IN LOCHMABEN, DUMFRIESSHIRE, SCOTLAND TO JOHN AND ANNE (NEE ADAMSON) WHITE. THE COUPLE EMIGRATED FROM SCOTLAND TO CANADA IN 1910, WHERE JOHN BEGAN WORKING FOR THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. THIS WORK TOOK THE FAMILY TO SASKATOON, SK, AND SUTHERLAND, SK, TO GLACIER STATION, BC, AND FINALLY CALGARY, AB WHERE HE RETIRED. UPON RETIREMENT, JOHN AND THOMASINA MOVE TO VANCOUVER, BC AND BY 1955 THEY HAD SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB TO BE CLOSER TO THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER, ANNE ANDERSON CAMPBELL (NEE COWIE), AND HER FAMILY. THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER WAS NAMED ISABELL WRIGHT (NEE COWIE) WHO LIVED IN SASKATCHEWAN. JOHN COWIE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 31 DECEMBER 1964 AT THE AGE OF 81 YEARS. THOMASINA COWIE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1976 AT THE AGE OF 91 YEARS. FOR COMPLETE IMMIGRATION STORY AND EXTENDED FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE, WHICH INCLUDES THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, GENEALOGY RECORDS, AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANNE CAMPBELL, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORDS OF HER PREVIOUS DONATION P20000018000.
Catalogue Number
P19651586000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950069003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
30
Width
30.6
Description
WHITE KID LEATHER APRON WITH COTTON TWILL TIES. SQUARE BODY, WITH "V" SHAPED OVERLEAF AT FRONT. EDGES UNFINISHED. STAMPED IN BLUE INK UNDER FLAP IS "DOMINION REGALIA CO. LIMITED TORONTO, ONT". TOP LEFT CORNER SLIGHTLY TORN NEAR SEAM. COTTON TIES SLIGHTLY STAINED IN PLACES.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO MR. HERBERT RANNARD, WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 20, 1995. INITIATED OCTOBER OCT. 16, 1929. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH HERBERT RANNARD. RANNARD'S OBITUARY FROM THE APRIL 23, 1995 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. HERBERT RANNARD WAS BORN IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND IN 1903. HE GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED FOR THE CPR IN THE FREIGHT DEPARTMENT. RANNARD MOVED TO VANCOUVER TO WORK AT THE BOEING AIRCRAFT PLANT AT THE START OF WWII, TO BUILD CATALINA AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT AND MITCHELL BOMBERS. AFTER THE WAR RANNARD WORKED AT THE PRECISION INSTRUMENT COMPANY IN VANCOUVER, WHERE HE WAS INVOLVED IN GUN-SMITHING AND FINE INSTRUMENT REPAIR. HE MOVED BACK TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952 TO MANAGE THE SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT OF COUNSUMER'S HARDWARE, WHERE HE WORKED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1964. RANNARD WAS A COIN COLLECTOR, MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE MASONIC LODGE, AND PLAYED IN A NUMBER OF LOCAL ORCHESTRAS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19910046001.
Catalogue Number
P19950069003
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19950069004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
LEATHER, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
35
Width
39.5
Description
WHITE KID LEATHER APRON WITH BLUE SATIN TRIM. TRIANGULAR FLAP AT TOP FRONT, ALSO TRIMMED WITH BLUE SATIN RIBBON. BLUE WOVEN STRAP (106.2 CM) WITH METAL ENDS AND HOOK IN SHAPE OF SNAKE. RIBBON HANGING FROM UNDER TOP FLAP ON EITHER SIDE OF POIN TWITH SILVER-PLATED DECORATIONS AT ENDS, PATTERNED LIKE TASSELS. CIRCULAR RIBBONS FOLDED FAN-STYLE AT BOTTOM CORNERS, AND AT CENTRE OF TOP FLAP. SINGLE BUTTON IN CENTRE OF EACH BEARING FREE MASONS SYMBOL. BACK OF APRON IS DYED ROYAL BLUE. INSIDE TOP FLAP STAMPED IN INK WITH "FROM AMBROSE, KENT & SON, LIMITED REGALIA MANFRS 186 YOUNG ST. TORONTO". LEATHER WORN AT BACK ALONG CREASE MARKS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO MR. HERBERT RANNARD, WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 20, 1995. INITIATED OCTOBER 16, 1929. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH HERBERT RANNARD. RANNARD'S OBITUARY FROM THE APRIL 23, 1995 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. HERBERT RANNARD WAS BORN IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND IN 1903. HE GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED FOR THE CPR IN THE FREIGHT DEPARTMENT. RANNARD MOVED TO VANCOUVER TO WORK AT THE BOEING AIRCRAFT PLANT AT THE START OF WWII, TO BUILD CATALINA AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT AND MITCHELL BOMBERS. AFTER THE WAR RANNARD WORKED AT THE PRECISION INSTRUMENT COMPANY IN VANCOUVER, WHERE HE WAS INVOLVED IN GUN-SMITHING AND FINE INSTRUMENT REPAIR. HE MOVED BACK TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952 TO MANAGE THE SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT OF COUNSUMER'S HARDWARE, WHERE HE WORKED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1964. RANNARD WAS A COIN COLLECTOR, MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE MASONIC LODGE, AND PLAYED IN A NUMBER OF LOCAL ORCHESTRAS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19910046001.
Catalogue Number
P19950069004
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON C/W CASE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, SATIN, VINYL
Catalogue Number
P19950069005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON C/W CASE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
LEATHER, SATIN, VINYL
No. Pieces
2
Length
34.5
Width
39.5
Description
1. WHITE KID LEATHER APRON WITH BLUE SATIN RIBBON TRIM. TRIANGULAR FLAP AT TOP FRONT, BENEATH WHICH HANGS A RIBBON AT EITHER SIDE OF THE POINT. ENDS OF RIBBONS HAVE METAL FIXTURE FORMED TO RESEMBLE TASSELS. LINED WITH BLUE FABRIC CIRCULAR RIBBON FOLDED FAN-STYLE AT BOTH BOTTOM CORNERS AND AT CENTER OF TOP FLAP, WITH SINGLE BUTTON IN CENTRE OF EACH BEARING FREE MASONS SYMBOL. PLATING IS WORN OFF TOP BUTTON. BACK OF APRON IS DYED ROYAL BLUE, SHOWING WEAR AT CREASES. COTTON TWILL STRAP WITH METAL FIXTURES AND S-HOOK, IN THE SHAPE OF TWO JOINED SERPENTS. PLATING WORN OFF METAL IN SEVERAL PLACES. 2. BLACK VINYL CASE WITH LINED INTERIOR. FLAP AT TOP WITH SNAP CLOSURE. SNAP ENGRAVED WITH "C A R R". EDGES AND CORNERS OF VINYL ARE CRACKING.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO MR. HERBERT RANNARD, WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 20, 1995. INITIATED OCTOBER 16, 1929. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH HERBERT RANNARD. RANNARD'S OBITUARY FROM THE APRIL 23, 1995 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. HERBERT RANNARD WAS BORN IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND IN 1903. HE GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED FOR THE CPR IN THE FREIGHT DEPARTMENT. RANNARD MOVED TO VANCOUVER TO WORK AT THE BOEING AIRCRAFT PLANT AT THE START OF WWII, TO BUILD CATALINA AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT AND MITCHELL BOMBERS. AFTER THE WAR RANNARD WORKED AT THE PRECISION INSTRUMENT COMPANY IN VANCOUVER, WHERE HE WAS INVOLVED IN GUN-SMITHING AND FINE INSTRUMENT REPAIR. HE MOVED BACK TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952 TO MANAGE THE SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT OF COUNSUMER'S HARDWARE, WHERE HE WORKED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1964. RANNARD WAS A COIN COLLECTOR, MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE MASONIC LODGE, AND PLAYED IN A NUMBER OF LOCAL ORCHESTRAS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19910046001.
Catalogue Number
P19950069005
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980054017
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
57.9
Width
48.8
Description
HEAVY UNBLEACHED COTTON APRON. CUT FROM SINGLE PIECE OF FABRIC, WITH BOTTOM TURNED UP AND STITCHED TO FORM TWO POCKETS; ALSO INCLUDES BIB SECTION. COTTON NECK TIE AND WAIST TIES, APP. 46CM (L). BLUE DECAL ON FRONT OF APRON, WITH "KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL" LOGO AND "SOUTHWEST CALGARY MEMBER" PRINTED ABOVE. TWO VERY SMALL BROWN STAINS AT UPPER LEFT BREAST.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980054017
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, DENIM
Catalogue Number
P19990088003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
FELT, DENIM
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
46.4
Width
10.1
Description
RECTANGULAR. FRONT OF ARMBAND IS MADE OF RED FELT, WITH A STRIP OF YELLOW FELT SEWN ACROSS TOP AND BOTTOM. IN THE CENTER THE LETTERS "RNWMP VA" ARE SEWN ON IN NAVY BLUE FELT. ARMBAND IS STIFFENED WITH INTERFACING, AND BACKED WITH A PIECE OF BLACK DENIM TYPE MATERIAL.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 TO 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT, EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN.
Catalogue Number
P19990088003
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
VICTORY LOAN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FLANNEL, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19970071027
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VICTORY LOAN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1946
Materials
FLANNEL, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Length
42.5
Width
8
Description
TWO MATCHING LIGHT BLUE FLANNEL ARMBANDS WITH WHITE LINEN BACKING. EMBROIDERED IN CENTRE OF EACH IS "VICTORY LOAN" WITH RED MAPLE LEAF ABOVE. EACH BAND HAS THREE BRASS SNAP FASTENERS (FOR ADJUSTABLE SIZES). EDGES UNFINISHED, AND SLIGHLTY FRAYING.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE. BOYSE WAS THE CHAIRMAN FOR THE LIONS CLUB VICTORY LOAN COMMITTEE DURING WWII. SERVICE CLUBS IN THE CITY COMPETED FOR THE VICTORY LOAN SHEILD, AWARDED TO THE TEAM WITH THE MOST SUBSCRIPTIONS. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970071027
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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
COFFEEPOT HANDLE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035108
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COFFEEPOT HANDLE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
9.6
Width
6.2
Description
CLEAR GLASS. KIND OF HORSE SHOE SHAPED, ONE SIDE IS SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN THE OTHER. THE SHORTER SIDE HAS A 1.7CM NOTCH THAT GOES AROUND 3/4 OF THE HANDLE. BELOW THIS "PYREX" IS EMBOSSED. ON THE REVERSE, UNDER THE SAME NOTCH, "7759-H A-15" IS EMBOSSED. THE LONGER SIDE OF THE HANDLE IS FORMED WITH A WAVY EDGE ON THE INSIDE (FOR HOLDING IT), AND THE END ALMOST FORMS AN L-SHAPE. THERE IS ALSO BLACK FELT MARKER ON THE PIECE IN THE FORM OF A SCRIBBLE AND THE NUMBER "41".
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035108
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
W/ HOLDER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P20030051030
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
W/ HOLDER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.0
Length
11.4
Width
10.7
Description
GENERIC GLASS ASHTRAY MOUNTED IN ALUMINUM HANGER. ASHTRAY IS CLEAR GLASS AND SQUARE WITH SLIGHTLY ROUNDED SIDES AND CORNERS. UNDERSIDE OF ASHTRAY HAS RIBBED TEXTURE. THERE IS AN INDENT IN EACH CORNER FOR HOLDING CIGARETTES. HOLDER IS A SHALLOW BOWL SHAPE WITH WAVY EDGES WITH A BRACKET MOUNTED TO ONE SIDE. BRACKET HAS 2 HOLES IN IT. A LARGE DOLLOP OF GLUE IS VISIBLE THROUGH BOTTOM OF ASHTRAY. SOME CORROSION OF METAL UNDERNEATH GLUE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. ORIGINALLY ASHTRAY WAS MOUNTED (ALONG WITH OTHERS) ALONG DART LANES IN BAR OF MINERS' LIBRARY. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051030
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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
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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
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Other Name
LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19970107050
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Diameter
15
Description
ROUND WHITE CERAMIC ASHTRAY WITH A RIDGED RIM AROUND THE OUTSIDE EDGE THAT IS TRIMMED IN GOLD PAINT. ON THE INSIDE OF THE ASHTRAY IS THE LIONS EMBLEM WITH A LION ON EACH SIDE OF A LARGE "L" IN THE CENTRE, AND IS MARKED "LIONS INTERNATIONAL". ITEM LIKE NEW.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR, ITEM BELONGED TO GEORGE STRAFFIN, OF STRAFFINS PHARMACY. *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. RESEARCH CONDUCTED USING THE GALT ARCHIVES COULD NOT LOCATE INFORMATION ABOUT "GEORGE STRAFFIN" OR "STRAFFINS PHARMACY" AS REFERENCED IN THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ABOVE HISTORY IS INSTEAD REFERENCING "GEORGE DRAFFIN." DRAFFIN ENTERED INTO A BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP WITH DRUGGIST SYDNEY JACKSON IN 1944 AFTER ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE FROM SASKATOON, SK. DRAFFIN BOUGHT OUT JACKSON IN 1947 AND THE STORE BECAME "DRAFFIN'S DRUG STORE." FOR MORE INFORMATION. PLEASE SEE "LETHBRIDGE MEDICAL DOCTORS, DENTISTS, AND DRUG STORES," A REFERENCE BOOK LOCATED IN THE GALT ARCHIVES.
Catalogue Number
P19970107050
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
IMMIGRATION AWARD
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, LEATHERETTE, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P20150022003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IMMIGRATION AWARD
Date
2011
Materials
GLASS, LEATHERETTE, SATIN
No. Pieces
2
Height
21.5
Length
6
Width
5.8
Description
A: GLASS AWARD. BOTTOM OF BASE IS SQUARE. MAIN PORTION OF AWARD IS AN UPSIDE DOWN ISOSCELESE TRAPEZOID. UPPER MOST PORTION OF AWARD IS A GLOBE, WITH THE CONTINENTS ETCHED INTO THE GLASS. ETCHED ONTO THE FRONT OF THE AWARD: "2011 IMMIGRANT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. ANINE VONKEMAN. ARTS & CULTURE." ON THE BASE OF THE AWARD: "LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICES" IN A CIRCLE, WITH A SIMPLISTIC IMAGE OF A FAMILY OF THREE IN THE CENTRE. B: AWARD STORED IN BLACK LEATHERETTE AND CARDBOARD BOX. LINED INSIDE WITH NAVY BLUE SATIN. BOX FLAP CLOSES WITH MAGNET. DIMENSIONS OF BOX IN CM: HxLxW: 8 x 25.5 x 9.8 AWARD AND BOX BOTH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO ANINE VONKEMAN IN 2011 THROUGH THE LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICES IMMIGRANT SERVICES, IN THE CATEGORY OF ARTS AND CULTURE. ANINE WAS NOMINATED BY A CO-WORKER AT THE GALT MUSEUM (PRESUMED TO BE LORI HARASEM) FOR HER WORK AT THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY (SAAG) AND THE GALT MUSEUM. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR, ANINE VONKEMAN, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JUNE 2015, ANINE EXPLAINED THAT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY, SHE AND OTHER HONOUREES GAVE SHORT SPEECHES ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES. ANINE BELIEVES THAT HER IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE WAS PROBABLY A LOT EASIER, ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO THE BHUTANESE REFUGEE AND VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE WHO WERE ALSO HONOURED THAT EVENING. SHE ELABORATED, SAYING “I HAD SO MUCH MORE PRIVILEGE AND IT WAS EASIER FOR ME, MOST LIKELY, THAN IT WAS FOR THEM, AND ALSO BECAUSE OF HOW I LOOK AND FIT IN PHYSICALLY TO A CULTURE.” SHE CONTINUED: “IT WAS JUST REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE LITTLE INDIVIDUAL STORIES THAT ARE HUGE TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND THEN THE IMPACT THEY HAVE ON THE COMMUNITY.” ANINE EXPLAINED THAT SHE WAS VERY HONOURED TO RECEIVE THE AWARD: “BECAUSE I AM AN IMMIGRANT AND I HAVE ACHIVED THINGS IN ARTS AND CULTURE IN LETHBRIDGE AND SO THAT RECOGNITION FOR ME WAS AN HONOUR AND, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN COME FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, AND BE A KID, AND SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE AND STILL HAVE TIES TO THAT CULTURE BUT ALSO MAKE A DIFFERENCE SOMEWHERE ELSE.” ANINE THINKS HER IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN A POSITIVE ONE, EXPLAINING THAT “I JUST DON’T FEEL LIKE THERE IS A NEED TO REALLY SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM YOUR PAST IN CANADA. THE PAST, EVERYBODY’S PAST, CULTURAL PAST, IS A PART OF THEIR LIVES; WHO THEY ARE.” ANINE WAS BORN IN HOLLAND IN 1967 AND EMIGRATED TO CANADA WITH HER PARENTS (WIM AND TRUDY) AND TWO BROTHERS (ALWIN AND HERWIN) IN NOVEMBER 1981, FOLLOWING A FAMILY VACATION TO CANADA IN 1979. SHE EXPLAINS THAT “IN 1979 WE CAME HERE AND WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME AND WE TRAVELLED AROUND IN CAMPERS AND WENT INTO B.C. AND SAW THE MOUNTAINS. IT WAS AWESOME … WE KNEW THAT WE LIKED CANADA AND WE LIKED OUR COUSINS AND IT WAS A NEW ADVENTURE, BUT IT’S PRETTY PERMANENT YOU KNOW.” HER FAMILY SETTLED IN THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA TO FARM. COMING TO CANADA WAS, ACCORDING TO ANINE, A “HUGE CULTURE SHOCK” AS SHE WAS USED TO BEING ABLE TO BIKE EVERYWHERE IN HOLLAND. SHE EXPLAINS THAT LIVING ON AN ISOLATED FARM WAS CHALLENGING AND “WITH GRAVEL ROADS … [I] COULD NOT REALLY CYCLE ANYWHERE. I TRIED … I HAD GROWN UP ON MY BIKE REALLY, AND LIVED IN A SMALL COMMUNITY … AND THEN HAVING TO TAKE THE SCHOOL BUS AND LEARN THE LANGUAGE.” ANINE’S FATHER HELPED TO ESTABLISH THE DUTCH-CANADIAN CLUB AND THE GALT 8 MINE SOCIETY. ANINE EXPLAINS THAT HER FATHER, WIM, ESTABLISHED THE DUTCH-CANADIAN CLUB AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE TRUDY DECIDED TO STOP ATTENDING THE LOCAL CHRISTIAN REFORM CHURCH. THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE, ACCORIDNG TO ANINE, THERE WAS A VOTE WITHIN THE CHURCH “WHERE IT WAS GOING TO BE DECIDED IF WOMEN COULD BE PREACHERS OR NOT IN THE CHRISTIAN REFORM CHURCH, AND IT WAS VOTED DOWN. AND SO TO MY PARENTS, WHO HAD COME FROM HOLLAND WHERE THAT ISSUE HAD ALREADY BEEN RESOLVED A LONG TIE AGO, THIS WAS SUCH AN ENORMOUS STEP BACKWARD THAT THEY LEFT THAT COMMUNITY … MY DAD, HE LIKED SINGING, HE WAS IN THE CHIOR IN THE CHURCH, SO PERHAPS HE WAS FILLING A BUNCH OF HIS OWN NEEDS BY SETTING [UP THE CLUB].” ANINE MAINTAINS A STRONG CONNECTION TO HER DUTCH HERITAGE AND EXPLAINS THAT WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER SHE “REMEMBER[S] … CONSCIOUSLY NOT GETTING MY CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP BECAUSE I WANTED TO GO BACK TO HOLLAND AND LIVE THERE FOR A WHILE AND WORK THERE AND THAT STAYED WITH ME THROUGH THE U OF L.” SHE CONTINUES SAYING: “I HAVE NOT GOTTEN MY CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP YET BECAUSE IT’S VERY EXPENSIVE AT THIS POINT … AND THAT WAS THE OTHER THING THAT THE RULES CHANGED, I CAN’T REMEMBER WHEN, BUT NOW THAT I MARRIED A CANADIAN, I CAN HAVE DUAL CITIZENSHIP … THE RULES WERE CHANGED SO THAT IF YOU WERE 18 WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF IMMIGRATING YOU ARE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN YOUR DUTCH CITIZENSHIP IF YOU APPLY FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP.” THE CONNECTION TO HOLLAND CONTINUES TO THIS DAY, AS ANINE RECOUNTED AN EVENT THAT RECENTLY TRANSPIRED: “INTERESTINGLY, CURRENTLY THE WORLD CUP IS ON, THE FIFA WORLD CUP … WE WERE GOING TO ATTEND THE CANADA/HOLLAND GAME A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, I WAS GOING TO CHEER FOR HOLLAND THINKING MY MOM ALSO WOULD, BUT SHE WAS GOING TO CHEER FOR CANADA, WHICH TO ME IS VERY INTERESTING BECAUSE I HAVE LIVED IN CANADA LONGER THAN I LIVED IN HOLLAND, AND SHE HAS LIVED IN HOLLAND LONGER THAN SHE’S LIVED IN CANADA. BUT FOR HER, SHE SAYS, ‘WELL, THIS IS WHERE I AM, SO … THIS IS THE COUNTRY I CHEER FOR.’ AND FOR SOME REASON, FOR ME, IT’S THE OTHER WAY AROUND; I WANT TO CHEER FOR THE COUNTRY WHERE I GREW UP, WHERE I HAVE ROOTS … WHERE I WAS BORN.” ANINE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1986 TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE (U OF L) AND STARTED WORKING AT THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY (SAAG) IN 1992, TWO WEEKS AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE U OF L. SHE BEGAN AS THE PUBLIC PROGRAMS COORDINATOR AND “WAS DOING MEDIA STUFF, VOLUNTEER COORDINATION, SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATION AND STARTED THE ART AUCTION.” BY 2004 ANINE WAS WORKING AT THE GALT AS MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND SEE P20150005000 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE VONKEMAN FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20150022003
Acquisition Date
2015-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS? SHOULDER TABS OR INSIGNIA
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1942
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870017002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS? SHOULDER TABS OR INSIGNIA
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1942
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Description
9.4 CM (L) X 1.2 CM (W) 4.9 CM (L) X 3.2 CM (W). GREEN, RED. SHOULDER TABS "VANCOUVER" AND "47" GREEN COTTON WITH RED EMBROIDERED ALPHA-NUMERIC CHARACTERS.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19870017001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19870017002
Acquisition Date
1986-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1942
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ENAMEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19870017003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1942
Materials
ENAMEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
2.9
Description
BRASS, BLUE BADGE WITH ANCHOR AND ROPE WITH LETTERING PROBABLY MOTTO "47 SURE STEDFAST" AND "R" "S" PROBABLY INDICATES ROVER SCOUTS.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19870017001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19870017003
Acquisition Date
1986-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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