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Author
Johnson, L.P.V.
Publisher
Institute of Applied Art
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Johnson, L.P.V.
Place
Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher
Institute of Applied Art
Publication Date
1970
Physical Description
252 pages, illustrated
Subjects
Aberhart, William 1878-1942
Abstract
Biography of William Aberhart
Call Number
FC 3674.1 A3 J6
Collection
Library
Less detail
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19990035047
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.2
Length
5.5
Width
1.6
Description
COPPER SHOULDER FLASH. "54TH KOOTENAY BATTN. CANADA". ON THE BACK ARE TWO LOOPS FOR SECURING A SPLIT PIN - PIN IS MISSING. THERE IS SOME WHITE DISCOLORATION ON FRONT AND BACK. ON THE BACK THE MANUFACTURER IS MARKED "JACOBY BROS. VANCOUVER B.C."
Subjects
ADORNMENT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
BELONGING TO THE 54TH INFANTRY BATTALION OR "KOOTENAY BATTALION", IN SOUTHERN B.C.. THIS TITLE WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO SOMEONE RANKED BELOW OFFICER. CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE CROSS-REFERENCED COLLECTION DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB AND POSSIBLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH FORMER CLUB MEMBERS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19990035047
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035050
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BRONZE, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.8
Length
5.7
Width
1.4
Description
BROWN SHOULDER FLASH. CONSISTS OF THE WORD "CANADA" IN BRONZE, ON A SUNKEN BACKGROUND OF DARKER BROWN. AROUND THIS IS A SIMPLE BORDER OF BRONZE. ON THE BACK THE MANUFACTURER IS STAMPED "R.J.INGLIS LIMITED". THERE ARE TWO LOOPS ON THE BACK THROUGH WHICH IS A SPLIT PIN.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PROBABLY FIRST WORLD WAR. INGLIS WAS A CANADIAN MANUFACTURER. CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE CROSS-REFERENCED COLLECTION DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB AND POSSIBLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH FORMER CLUB MEMBERS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19990035050
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHARM BOTTLE
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, BRASS, PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041064
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHARM BOTTLE
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
GLASS, BRASS, PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
19
Height
6.2
Length
6.8
Width
4
Description
18 VARIOUS TRINKETS AND CHARMS INSIDE GLASS BOTTLE. .1) BOTTLE IS CLEAR GLASS WITH TAPERED SIDES AND CIRCULAR STEEL LID PAINTED RED. RAISED ON BOTTOM IS "WATERMAN'S 2 OZ REGISTERED" AND "MADE IN CANADA". .2) CROSS PENDANT: 2.8CM X 1.7CM X 0.5CM CARVED TORTOISE SHELL CROSS WITH THIN WIRE LOOP AND BLUE INK MARKS ON ONE SIDE. .3) CROSS PENDANT: 3.1CM X 1.9CM X 0.1CM BRASS CROSS WITH RAISED FOUR PETAL FLOWER AT CENTER WITH LAYERED PETALS EXTENDING DOWN EACH ARM OF CROSS. SMALL CIRCULAR LOOP IS MOLDED TO CROSS AT TOP. .4) CROSS PIN: 1.4CM X 0.9CM X 0.1CM BRASS CROSS WITH FASTENING PIN BROKEN OFF. SLAG FROM PIN IS STILL ON BACK. .5) CROSS PIN: 1.0CM X 0.6CM X 0.5CM BRASS CROSS WITH CIRCULAR HASP AND FRAME FOR PIN. PIN IS MISSING. .6) PENDANT: 1.5CM (D) X 0.3CM CIRCULAR BRASS PENDANT WITH PICTURE OF MARY HOLDING THE BABY JESUS ON A BLUE BACKGROUND. PENDANT HAS BEADWORK EDGING AND PLASTIC LENS IS SCRTACHED HEAVILY. .7) RING: 1.9CM (D) X 1.2CM BRASS RING WITH SILVER PAINT WHICH IS WORN HEAVILY AND TWO PURPLISH PLASTIC STONES MOUNTED SIDE BY SIDE. .8) LOCKET: 2.4CM X 2.1CM X 0.3CM RECTANGULAR BRASS LOCKET. LOCKET HAS ETCHING IN CORNERS AND ALONG HINGED SIDE TO GIVE IT A BOOK-LIKE APPEARANCE. .9) CLASP: 2.5CM X 0.7CM X 0.8CM BRASS PIN THAT LOOKS LIKE A TINY TIE CLIP. CLIP BRASS EDGING WITH TORTOISE SHELL SETTING. TORTOISE SHELL HAS INTERSECTING WAVY LINE DECORATION. .10) PLASTIC FRAGMENT: 1.4CM X 0.8CM X 0.7CM TEAR SHAPED RED PLASTIC STONE SET IN SILVER PAINTED PLASTIC BEZEL OF SAME SHAPE. .11) PENDANT: 1.7CM X 1.2CM X 0.5CM PENDANT MADE UP OF BRASS FRAME AND SQUARE PINK PLASTIC STONE WITH SCISSORS CUT. SMALL BRASS CHAIN IS ATTATCHED TO RING AT TOP. .12) BUTTON: 2.3CM X 1.8CM X 0.6CM PINK PLASTIC BUTTON SHAPED LIKE A LEAF. .13) SEASHELL: 1.1CM X 0.6CM (D) WHITE UNIVALVE SHELL WITH TINY RED SPOTS. .14) BEAD: 2.2CM X 0.7CM GOLD COLORED CYLINDRICAL PLASTIC BEAD WITH PARALLEL TAPERED ENDS. .15) BEAD: 1.9CM X 1.2CM (D) OVAL SHAPED GLASS BEAD COLORED AMBER WITH HOLE BORED ALONG LENGTH. .16) BEAD:1.0CM (D) SPHERICAL WOODEN BEAD WITH DARK FINISH. .17) BEAD: 1.0CM (D) CLEAR PLASTIC BEAD CUT LIKE A JEWEL. .18) BEAD: 1.5CM X 0.7CM (D) OVAL SHAPED PLASTIC BEAD COLORED A MILKY WHITE AND HAS BRASS LOOP THROUGHT IT.
Subjects
CONTAINER
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADORNMENT
TOY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
RELIGION
History
JAR AND ITS CONTENTS BELONGED TO DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, AS A YOUNG GIRL. JOY IS DAUGHTER OF REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA AND WAS BORN IN VANCOUVER. SHE AND HER FAMILY WERE TAKEN TO SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1942-1945). FOLLOWING THE WAR SHE AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE WHERE HER FATHER ESTABLISHED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION. JOY WENT ON TO BECOME AN AUTHOR AND LECTURER OF RENOWN IN CANADA. HER NOVELS INCLUDE "OBASAN" AND "THE RAIN ASCENDS". FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “WELL THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE INK BOTTLES, BUT WHAT ON EARTH IS INSIDE?... ALL THESE LITTLE THINGS… [I WOULD HAVE COLLECTED] THIS BUNCH OF THINGS AS A TEENAGER… I STILL DO THIS KIND OF THING. SOMETIMES I’LL WALK ALONG AND I SEE SOMETHING ON THE GROUND AND I’LL PICK IT UP. I THINK ‘OH, THIS IS A PRETTY LITTLE THING’. AND THEN I’LL KEEP IT… I’M INCLINED TO KEEP CLUTTER, AND THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN LITTLE THINGS THAT I JUST DIDN’T THROW OUT… [ONE PIECE] WAS PART OF A NECKLACE THAT CAME FROM NIAGARA FALLS… SOMEBODY WHO HAD BEEN TO NIAGARA FALLS MAILED IT TO ME, AND I LOVED IT… IT USED TO HAVE A LITTLE BARREL AT THE BOTTOM AND YOU COULD LOOK THROUGH A HOLE IN THE BARREL, AND SEE NIAGARA FALLS… THIS WAS A CHEAP RING THAT I GOT FROM SOMEONE AS A CHILD, [AND] THIS IS PART OF A LOCKET… THIS WAS A BUTTON [FROM] A PINK CROCHET SWEATER… THIS IS A CROSS THAT I HAD ON A CHAIN, [AND] THIS WAS PART OF MY DAD’S CUFFLINK…” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041064
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HAIR PIECE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19970041759
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAIR PIECE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Diameter
12
Description
PINK SATIN TIED RIBBON BOW WITH BLACK STEEL BOBBY PIN FASTENED TO THE BACK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BOW BELONGED TO DONOR AS A YOUNG GIRL WHO WORE IT OFTEN IN HER HAIR. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041759
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DRESS ACCESSORY
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19870012003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DRESS ACCESSORY
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
23.0
Width
6.0
Description
CLOTH BOW SHAPED & TIED, WHITE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MRS. MARY CHARNETSKI OF EDMONTON USED BOW ON FORMAL OCCASIONS. USED AS A DRESS ORNAMENTATION. PROBABLY HAND MADE. *UPDATED* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING SEVERAL CLOTHING PIECES DONATED BY EMILY CHARNETSKI. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THE EDMONTON JOURNAL, ALBERTAONRECORD.CA, THE BOOK “SPRUCE, SWAMP AND STONE”, AND FROM EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE DONOR. ALEXANDER JOHN CHARNETSKI WAS BORN ON MARCH 20, 1901 IN GIMLI, MB, THE FIRST SON BORN TO JOHN AND PELAGIA CHARNETSKI (NEE GIZYM). ALEXANDER WORKED AS THE SUPERVISOR OF AGRICULTURE WITH THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT AND WORKED SEVERAL PLACES IN ALBERTA, INCLUDING MYRNAM, EDSON, EMPRESS, STETTLER, AND EDMONTON. HE RETIRED IN 1966. ALEXANDER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON FEBRUARY 16, 1980. IN 1982, HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE ALBERTA AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME. MARY CHARNETSKI (NEE TURECKI, CHANGED TO TURKO IN CANADA) WAS BORN ON AUGUST 24, 1909 IN THE VILLAGE OF YURKIVTSI, COUNTY OF ZASTAVNA, PROVINCE OF BUKOVINA, AUSTRIA (NOW UKRAINE), THE DAUGHTER OF WASYL (WILLIAM IN CANADA) AND SANCHIRA TURECKI (TURKO IN CANADA). MARY IMMIGRATED TO EDMONTON WITH HER MOTHER AND SISTER IN 1921. ON NOVEMBER 15, 1930, MARY WAS MARRIED TO ALEXANDER JOHN CHARNETSKI. SHE MOVED TO WHITE ROCK, BC TO BE CLOSER TO HER DAUGHTER IN ABOUT 1987. MARY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 98 ON DECEMBER 10, 2007. SEE PERAMENT FILE FOR COPIES OF ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THE EDMONTON JOURNAL, ALBERTAONRECORD.CA, THE BOOK “SPRUCE, SWAMP AND STONE”, AND FOR EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19870012003
Acquisition Date
1987-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
20.3
Description
MADE OF WHITE GLASS BEADS (CYLINDRICAL TYPE), FLAT BONE BEADS, COWERY SHELLS STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. SHELLS PROBABLY TRADED FROM WEST COAST. TRADE NETWORKS FROM THE COAST TO THE INTERIOR ALREADY WELL ESTABLISHED BY TIME OF WHITE CONTACT. DENTALIUM & COWRY SHELLS WERE HIGHLY PRIZED TRADE ITEMS & WERE CONSIDERED BY SOME RESEARCHERS TO HAVE BEEN A FORM OF CURRENCY.
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
GOLD BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GOLD, METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010021017
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GOLD BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
GOLD, METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.3
Length
10.0
Width
3.5
Description
BRACELET IS MADE OUT OF 14K GOLD, AND HAS A SMALL IDENTIFICATION TAG ATTACHED TO IT. TAG READS "TIFFANY & CO.", AND UNDER THAT, "14K". ALSO ON THIS BRACELET IS WHAT APPEARS TO BE A COPPER COIN WITH ARABIC WRITING ON IT, A SMALL GUNMETAL GREY KEY (FOR A LOCKER PERHAPS), AND A BLACK PLASTIC HORSE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
PERSONAL CARE
History
THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JOHN LLOYD KNIGHT, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEVILS BRIGADE) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. SEE RECORD P20000036001-GA FOR DONOR BIOGRAPHY AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FSSF.
Catalogue Number
P20010021017
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SILVER BRACELET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1944
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20010021004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SILVER BRACELET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1944
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
18.0
Width
1.3
Description
BRACELET IS COMPOSED OF 5 MAIN PORTIONS. EACH OF THESE PORTIONS HAS A PICTORIAL. THE SECOND IN ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IDENTIFYING MARKS, "SOUVENIR DE NAPLES" ABOVE A PICTURE OF A MOUNTAIN SCENE. THE MIDDLE PLATE SHOWS WORLD WAR TWO ERA SHIPS (AS IDENTIFIED BY THE LARGE MAIN MAST USED FOR RADIO AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT). BEHIND THE SHIPS THERE ARE IMAGES OF TWO PLANES FLYING. AT THE TWO END PLATES, THERE IS ANOTHER MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH 3 PLANES FLYING ABOVE WHAT MAY BE A DOCK. THERE IS A CLASP AT THE RIGHT END WHICH ATTACHES TO A LOOP AT THE OTHER END.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
MILITARY
History
THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JOHN LLOYD KNIGHT, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEVILS BRIGADE) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THIS BRACELET IS IDENTIFIED AS COMING FROM NAPLES ITALY, WHERE KNIGHT SERVED. SEE RECORD P20000036001-GA FOR DONOR BIOGRAPHY AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FSSF.
Catalogue Number
P20010021004
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19651776000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Width
2.5
Diameter
6.3
Description
PATENT STAMPED AND ENGRAVED ON INSIDE. "S" WITH "V" OVER STAMPED INSIDE. ENGRAVED LEAF PATTERN ON ONE HALF THE BRACELET WITH PLAIN BORDER. BACK HALF PLAIN. BROKEN AT HINGE. ILLEGIBLE NAME SCRATCHED INTO INTERIOR SIDE OF BRACELET. TENSION DEVICE ON INTEIOR WITH PRESSURE KNOBS FACILITATES CLOSURE. SURFACE PATINATED.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR, MRS. CLIFF MCNABB BELIEVES BRACELET DATES TO 1867 BELONGED TO A NURSE, CHARLOTTE NICOLSON, WHO HAD A NURSING HOME IN RIVERSIDE. MARGARET MCNABB, NEE HARVIE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM GLASCOW SCOTLAND IN 1904 WITH HER FAMILY & SETTLED IN THE TURIN/IRON SPRINGS AREA TO FARM. LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE & MARRIED CLIFF MCNABB ABOUT 1918. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE HARVIE FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. ROBERT AND MARGARET HARVIE LEFT SCOTLAND IN 1904 AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, DESTINED FOR LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE FAMILY CONSISTED OF TWO SONS (JOHN AND CHARLIE) AND A DAUGHTER (MARGARET). MR. HARVIE’S MINING EXPERIENCE IN HIS NATIVE SCOTLAND PROVED VALUABLE IN LETHBRIDGE AND DIAMOND CITY WHERE, HE FOUND WORK MINING COAL. IN 1907, MR. HARVIE MOVED HIS FAMILY ON TO THE PRAIRIE AFTER HE DECIDED THAT FARMING WAS HIS CALLING. HE OCCUPIED LANDS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE BEFORE SETTLING PERMANENTLY NEAR TURIN. MRS. MARGARET MCNABB WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE HARVIE FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 86 IN 1979. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE FAMILY, PLEASE REFERENCE P19651761000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS BRACELET. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FURTHER INFORMATION INTO CHARLOTTE NICOLSON WAS CONDUCTED USING THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND GALT ARCHIVES. IN THE 10 JULY 1935 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THERE IS A NOTE ABOUT A CHARLOTTE NICHOLSON, WHO WAS THE MATRON OF THE YMIR HOSPITAL. HER MARRIED NAME WAS MRS. W. T. MCDOWELL. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HER WAS NOT FOUND. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE GALT PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON 7 DECEMBER 2014, RIVERSIDE WAS A COMMUNITY IN THE RIVER BOTTOM OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS IN EXISTENCE FROM THE 1930S TO 1950S. INFORMATION ABOUT A NURSING HOME IN THE COMMUNITY WAS NOT FOUND. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19651776000
Acquisition Date
1965-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STERLING SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19651777000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1870
Materials
STERLING SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Width
3.2
Diameter
6.3
Description
FILIGREE ENGRAVED PATTERN ON FRONT HALF OF BRACELET, PLAIN ON BACK. "STERLING SILVER". BRACELET HINGED WITH SPRING PRESSURE PLATE. SURFACE PATINATED.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO A NURSE, CHARLOTTE NICOLSON, WHO RAN A NURSING HOME IN RIVERSIDE. DONOR, MRS. CLIFF MCNABB BELIEVES ARTIFACT DATES TO 1867. MARGARET MCNABB, NEE HARVIE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM GLASCOW SCOTLAND IN 1904 WITH HER FAMILY & SETTLED IN THE TURIN/IRON SPRINGS AREA TO FARM. LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE & MARRIED CLIFF MCNABB ABOUT 1918. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE HARVIE FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. ROBERT AND MARGARET HARVIE LEFT SCOTLAND IN 1904 AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, DESTINED FOR LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE FAMILY CONSISTED OF TWO SONS (JOHN AND CHARLIE) AND A DAUGHTER (MARGARET). MR. HARVIE’S MINING EXPERIENCE IN HIS NATIVE SCOTLAND PROVED VALUABLE IN LETHBRIDGE AND DIAMOND CITY WHERE, HE FOUND WORK MINING COAL. IN 1907, MR. HARVIE MOVED HIS FAMILY ON TO THE PRAIRIE AFTER HE DECIDED THAT FARMING WAS HIS CALLING. HE OCCUPIED LANDS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE BEFORE SETTLING PERMANENTLY NEAR TURIN. MRS. MARGARET MCNABB WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE HARVIE FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 86 IN 1979. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE FAMILY, PLEASE REFERENCE P19651761000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS BRACELET. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FURTHER INFORMATION INTO CHARLOTTE NICOLSON WAS CONDUCTED USING THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND GALT ARCHIVES. IN THE 10 JULY 1935 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THERE IS A NOTE ABOUT A CHARLOTTE NICHOLSON, WHO WAS THE MATRON OF THE YMIR HOSPITAL. HER MARRIED NAME WAS MRS. W. T. MCDOWELL. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HER WAS NOT FOUND. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE GALT PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON 7 DECEMBER 2014, RIVERSIDE WAS A COMMUNITY IN THE RIVER BOTTOM OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS IN EXISTENCE FROM THE 1930S TO 1950S. INFORMATION ABOUT A NURSING HOME IN THE COMMUNITY WAS NOT FOUND. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P19651776000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19651777000
Acquisition Date
1965-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ID. MILITARY CANADA (W.W.I)
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STERLING SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19672525000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ID. MILITARY CANADA (W.W.I)
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
STERLING SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Length
3.8
Width
2.2
Diameter
21.3
Description
ENGRAVED ON DISC: "G.M. BARROW C.F." "C. OF E. CANADA" STAMPED ON REVERSE: STERLING. 1 END OF CHAIN DETACHED FROM DISC. WORN. SEE CONSERVATION RPT.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (ENGINEERS CORP). DONOR'S FATHER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS ABLE TO CONFIRM FROM INFORMATION IN THE PERMANENT FILES THAT THIS BRACELET WAS ORIGINALLY OWNED BY THE DONOR'S FATHER, MAJOR REVEREND GORD MUNBEE BARROW. ACCORDING TO INFORMATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, MAJOR REV. GORE MUNBEE BARROW WAS A VETERAN OF BOTH THE BOER WAR AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR. HE ENLISTED IN THE HAMPSHIRE YEOMANRY PREVIOUS TO TAKING HOLY ORDERS, HE WENT TO SOUTH AFRICA AS A PRIVATE IN THE BOER WAR AND LATER OBTAINED A COMMISSION IN THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS AND WENT TO INDIA WITH HIS REGIMENT. HE THEN ENTERED THE CHURCH, COMING TO CANADA WHERE HE WAS CURATE OF ST. JAMES’ CATHEDRAL, TORONTO. GORE M. BARROW WAS THE RECTOR AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1920-22. BARROW’S ATTESTATION PAPER FROM WWI INDICATES THAT HE WAS BORN IN DINAN, FRANCE ON NOVEMBER 22, 1896. HE DIED IN GRIMSBY, ONTARIO ON JULY 5, 1932. GORE MUBBEE BARROW’S SON BRUCE GORE BARROW FOLLOWED IN HIS FOOTSTEPS AND WAS A CHOIRMASTER AND ORGANIST AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951. IT IS SUSPECTED THAT THE BRACELET ENDED UP IN LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE IT WAS GIVEN TO BRUCE BARROW FROM HIS FATHER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PERFUME BOTTLE DONATED BY BRUCE G. BARROW. ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE IS A NOTE THAT STATES, “FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE MAJOR REV. GORE. M. BARROW. SOUVENIRS FROM THE BOER WAR, GREAT WAR I & II FROM BRUCE G BARROW.” IN 2018, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, JUDITH PAYNE, IN AN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN FURTHER ARTIFACT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS ACQUIRED. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672526000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19672525000
Acquisition Date
1967-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WAR SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19910053002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WAR SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.0
Width
2.2
Description
9 COINS OF NETHERLANDS SOLDERED TOGETHER WITH SMALL CHAIN LINKS & CLASP TO FORM BRACELET. COINS INCLUDE 6 "10 CENT" PIECES DATES: 1938/39/36/4135/37, 2 "25 CENT" PIECES DATES: 1928/41 & 1 "1/2 GUILDER" 1929. DATES & DENOMINATION REVERSE, PROFILE BUST OF QUEEN WILLHELMINA OF NETHERLANDS OBVERSE. 2 CHAIN LINKS BROKEN EITHER SIDE OF GUILDER COIN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
WAR SOUVENIR MADE BY A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FORCES (20TH ANTI-TANK) SERVING IN NETHERLANDS 1945/46 & PASSED ON TO DONOR. COINS ARE ALL NETHERLANDS. *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
P19910053002
Acquisition Date
1991-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, NICKEL(?)
Catalogue Number
P19960116001
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1960
Materials
SILVER, NICKEL(?)
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.1
Diameter
7
Description
SILVER PLATED BRACELET. 3 CM WIDE BAND, CIRCULAR WITH ROUND CRESCENT ENDS AND 3.6CM GAP AT INSIDE WRIST. ENGRAVED ON TOP IN CAPITAL LETTERS IS "A.A.R.N. TALENT SHOW AT BANFF 1960". MODERATELY TARNISHED AND PITTED ON INSIDE OF BAND AND SLIGHTLY TARNISHED ON OUTSIDE ENDS. PLATING IS WORN ON END AND BODY HAS SLIGHT TWIST.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
HEALTH SERVICES
History
BRACELET WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHJAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL, LOCATED AT 13TH STREET AND 9TH AVE SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE, WAS ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED IN 1911 BY THE VAN HAARLEM FAMILY AND WAS CALLED THE WIMPOLE HOSPITAL. THE HOSPITAL WAS PURCHASED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA OF ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA, IN 1925 FOR $3400. FROM 1953 TO 1973 THE SISTERS OPERATED A NURSE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH THE HOSPITAL. THE HOSPITAL WAS RENAMED ST. MICHAEL'S GENERAL HOSPITAL IN HONOR OF REVEREND MICHAEL MURPHY O.M.L., THE FIRST BOARD CHAIRMAN. THE FIRST BOARD WAS CONSTITUTED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1929. IN 1932 THE HOSPITAL OBTAINED ACCREDITATION UNDER THE HOSPITAL STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. A NEW HOSPITAL STRUCTURE WAS CONSTRUCTED AND OPENED ON SEPT. 9, 1931 BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, THE HON. GEORGE HADLEY. THE NEW HOSPITAL CONTAINED CHILDREN'S, YOUTH AND PSYCHIATRIC WARDS, FOUR OPERATING ROOMS, A CHAPEL AND A SPECIAL WARD FOR CASUALTIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE P.O.W. CAMP. THE OLD HOSPITAL WAS USED FOR STAFF ACCOMODATIONS. IN MARCH OF 1954 THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND X-RAY WAS OPENED AND WAS IN OPERATION UNTIL 1973. ANOTHER WING WAS ADDED TO THE HOSPITAL IN 1963 BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS TO 207. IN 1984 OWNERSHIP OF THE HOSPITAL WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE ALBERTA CATHOLIC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. IN 1986 FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES BEGAN TO APPEAR AND EVENTAULLY RESULTED IN THE HOSPITAL BEING CONVERTED TO ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE IN 1992, FOCUSING ON THE NEEDS OF LONG TERM PATIENTS. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES CONTINUED UNTIL THE HOSPITAL WAS CLOSED IN 1995. THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. AT THE TIME OF THE 2014 SURVEY, THE FORMER HOSPITAL SITE HOUSED THE ST. THERESE VILLA, A LONGTERM NURSING CARE FACILITY, AND THE ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE, A MULTI-PURPOSE REHABILITATION, PALLATIVE AND CONTINUING CARE FACILITY, BOTH CONSTRUCTED IN THE LATE 1990S. *UPDATE JULY 25, 2019*: TWO INDEPENDENT VIDEO RECORDINGS EXIST, REFERENCING SPECIFIC OBJECTS WITHIN THE GALT’S ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL COLLECTION. ONE RECORDING WAS CONDUCTED BY AN UNKNOWN INDIVIDUAL(S) CONNECTED TO ST. MIKE’S IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE HOSPITAL’S DEMOLITION (APPROX. DECEMBER 1995 TO JANUARY 1996). THE SECOND RECORDING WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT WHO TOURED FORMER ST. MIKE’S STAFF THROUGH THE GALT’S ST. MIKE’S COLLECTION IN LATE 2018. TO ACCESS THE RECORDINGS AND THEIR TRANSCRIPTS, PLEASE SEE THIS DONATION’S PERMANENT HARDCOPY FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19960116001
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035049
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BRASS, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
15.6
Width
1.7
Description
CONSISTS OF 16 OVAL-SHAPED ORNAMENTS WITH TAPERED ENDS. THE ORNAMENTS ARE HELD TOGETHER BY TWO CHAINS ON THE BACK. THE ORNAMENTS ALTERNATE BETWEEN BRASS AND ORANGE GLASS. THE BRASS ORNAMENTS HAVE LINE AND FLORAL DESIGNS ON THEM, THE GLASS ORNAMENTS ARE PLAIN ORANGE. TWO OF THE ORNAMENTS ARE MISSING. AT ONE END OF THE BRACELET IS A LOOP AND AT THE OTHER IS A HOOK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035049
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19990035070
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.3
Length
12.5
Width
0.6
Description
1. CONSISTS OF NINE LINKS. FIVE OF THE LINKS HAVE COLOURED ANIMAL IMAGES ON THEM - FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: YELLOW RABBIT, WHITE DOG, ORANGE BEAR, LIGHT BLUE ELEPHANT, AND BLACK CAT. BETWEEN EACH OF THESE IS A SMALLER LINK WITH A FLOWER ETCHED ON IT. 2. CONSISTS OF TWO LINKS. ONE HAS A BLUE DUCK ON IT, AND THE OTHER IS SMALLER WITH A FLOWER ETCHED ON IT.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME IN JEWELRY BOX P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035070
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041292
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Diameter
5.2
Description
BLUE BEAD BRACELET WITH WHITE PEARL COLORED CENTRE PIECES. OVAL SHAPED BEAD IS AT CENTRE AND TWO RECTANGULAR ONES ARE ON EITHER SIDE. CLASP HAS TWO SPHERICAL PEARL COLORED BEADS.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BRACELET BELONG TO DONOR AS A YOUNG GIRL. POSSIBLY MADE AT CAMP. DONOR'S DAD, REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041292
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SWEETHEART BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20110005001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEETHEART BRACELET
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
METAL, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.6
Length
19.9
Width
12.7
Description
RECTANGULAR METAL PLATE WITH ROUNDED CORNERS AND CURVED LONG EDGES. FRONT OF PLATE HAS CREST WITH ROYAL BLUE ENAMEL AND GOLD ANCHOR IN CENTER, CROWN AT TOP, LEAVES ON SIDES, AND WHITE ENAMEL WITH, “R.C.N.V.R.” IN GOLD AT BASE. ENGRAVING AROUND CREST SAYS, “J.B. WATSON, V39229.” BACK IS ENGRAVED, “LOVE VI, DEC, 29.” CHAIN IS CONNECTED TO PLATE BY CHAIN BY TWO RECTANGULAR HOLES AT ENDS OF PLATE. ONE EXTRA LOOP ATTACHED TO CHAIN. DOUBLE HOOK AND EYE CLASP. LIGHTWEIGHT OFFSET PAPER. PREVIOUS FOLDS ALONG THE HORIZONTAL AXIS HAVE LEFT THREE MAJOR CREASES AS WELL AS SIX SMALLER CREASES. TYPED TEXT ON FRONT READS, “THIS “DOING” WAS FOUND IN OUR OFFICE SO IF YOU READ THIS NOTE THEN YOU MUST HAVE THE “DOINGS”, HOPE YOU GET IT OKEY. C.F.M.O.L’DERRY P.S. YOU SHOULD BE MORE CAREFUL, VI WOULD GET MAD IF YOU DID NOT RECOVER IT.”
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THE BRACELET WAS PURCHASED BY WIFE VIOLA WATSON NEE ENSIGN AND GIVEN TO HUSBAND J.B. WATSON BEFORE HE WENT OVERSEAS IN WWII. IT IS MARKED WITH HIS SERVICE NUMBER, HER NAME AND THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. IT WAS LOST DURING HIS SERVICE AND RETURNED TO WATSON AFTER THE WAR WITH THE NOTE. AS STATED IN AN E-MAIL FROM DONOR BRANDI CAMPISI AT THE TIME OF DONATION, “JOSEPH ‘BARTON’ WATSON GREW UP IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WHERE HE LIVED IN FOREMOST AND SHAUGHNESSY AND SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE, ALBERTA JUST OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDGE. BARTON WAS 28-YEARS OLD WHEN HE ENLISTED IN THE NAVY IN 1944. SINCE HE HAD A FEAR OF HEIGHTS THE AIRFORCE WASN’T AN OPTION, AND LIKE MANY PRAIRIE BOYS HE MAY HAVE HEARD THE HORRIBLE STORIES OF LIFE IN THE TRENCHES FROM THE GREAT WAR. HIS FAMILY BELIEVES THE FINAL FACTOR IN HIS DECISION TO JOIN THE NAVY WAS BECAUSE THE NAVY HAD AN EXCELLENT BASEBALL TEAM. BARTON WAS AN EXCELLENT BASEBALL PLAYER. HE ENLISTED IN CALGARY AND WAS SENT FOR TRAINING TO THE HMCS QUEEN IN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN. THOUGH HE LIKED THE WATER HE NEVER LEARNED HOW TO SWIM. HIS NOTES FROM TRAINING SHOW HOW UNFAMILIAR A BOAT AND ITS PARTS WERE TO HIM. AFTER BASIC TRAINING IN REGINA, BARTON WAS COMMISSIONED TO THE HMCS THORLOCK AS SUPPLY ASSISTANT. THE THORLOCK SERVED ON THE HIGH SEAS IN THE ATLANTIC ZONE. THE HMCS THORLOCK WAS A CORVETTE OF THE FLOWER CLASS NAMED AFTER THOROLD, ONTARIO. ITS MAIN TASK WAS IN ANTI-SUBMARINE CONVOYS. ON THE FINAL LEG OF THE SHIPS FIVE CROSSINGS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, THE THORLOCK WAS DIVERTED ALONG WITH HMCS VICTORIAVILLE TO ACCEPT THE SURRENDER OF THE SUBMARINE U-190 ON MAY 12, 1945. THOUGH CAMERAS WERE OFFICIALLY NOT ALLOWED ON NAVAL VESSELS, BARTON WATSON HAD ONE. HIS PHOTOS DOCUMENT LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF A SAILOR AND SIGNIFICANTLY, THE CLOSE-KNIT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SHIPMATES. MANY PHOTOS DEPICT THE THORLOCK’S CREW POSING PLAYFULLY IN GERMAN UNIFORMS AND NAZI FLAGS AFTER CAPTURING THE SURRENDERED SUBMARINE. BARTON WATSON WAS DEMOBILIZED ON NOVEMBER 7, 1945 AND RETURNED TO PICTURE BUTTE WHERE HE RAN A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND WAS EXTREMELY INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.” IN WATSON’S OBITUARY PRINTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “WATSON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 80 YEARS. WATSON’S RECORD OF SERVICE IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE REVEALS THAT HE WAS ASSIGNED THE SERVICE NUMBER V-89229. HE ENLISTED ON JUNE 14TH 1944 AT CALGARY ALBERTA. WATSON RECEIVED ONE MONTH DRILL AND SEAMANSHIP TRAINING, ONE MONTH STORE’S ASSISTANT COURSE – ORDERING, STORING, ISSUING, ACCOUNTING FOR NAVAL STORES. WATSON IS DESCRIBED AS HAVING ‘HELD CONSIDERABLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ORDERING ISSUING AND STORING FOOD SUPPLIES FOR ENTIRE CREW OF A CORVETTE FOR 8 MONTHS – CONSIDERABLE CLERICAL DUTIES INVOLVED.’ WATSON SERVED IN THE H.M.C.S. THORLOCK FROM NOVEMBER 14, 1944 TO JUNE 15, 1945. HE WAS DISCHARGED WHEN HIS UNIT DEMOBILIZED ON NOVEMBER 7, 1945 AT CALGARY ALBERTA. WATSON WAS A RECIPIENT OF THE ATLANTIC STAR, VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL AND CLASP, AND THE 1945 SERVICE MEDAL. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110005001
Acquisition Date
2011-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20170037000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1940
Materials
SILVER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
17.4
Width
2.4
Description
STERLING SILVER BRACELET; BRACLET BANDS COMPRISED OF METAL LINKS WITH SPRINGRING CLASP AT END OF ONE CHAIN. CENTER OF BRACELET HAS OVAL STERLING SILVER DISC WITH CREST ON FRONT COMPRISED ON BLUE TEXT “RCAF” SURROUNDED BY LAUREL LEAVES, WITH A CROWN ABOVE AND OUTSTRETCHED WINGS ON SIDES. “RCAF” CREST ABOVE INSCRIPTION “PERLEY-MARTIN T.H., 4309A, J3513”. BACK OF DISC HAS INSCRIPTION “NO.5 E.F.T.S., LETHBRIDGE ALTA., CLASS NO.1, 22.7.40 TO 3.10.40, SIRKS, STRELING”. CHAINS ATTACHED TO THE CENTER DISC WITH METAL LOOPS ON SIDES OF DISC. CHAINS AND DISC TARNISHED; INSCRIPTION TEXT ON FRONT AND BACK IS WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THE IDENTIFICATION BRACELET BELONGED TO FLYING OFFICER THOMAS HENRY PERLEY-MARTIN, AND WAS FASHIONED AS AN IDENTIFER FOR THE NO. 5 ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. INFORMATION COMPILED ON THE NO. 5 ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL AND OTHER FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOOLS WAS SOURCED FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA’S WEBSITE SECTION ON THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN. AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CANADA AND ADDITIONAL COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, CREATED THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN TO ENHANCE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR ROYAL AIR FORCE OFFICERS. THE PLAN ESTABLISHED THAT COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES WOULD BUILD FLIGHT SCHOOLS TO TRAIN OFFICERS FOR THE ROYAL AIR FORCE OR COMMONWEALTH AIR FORCES TO SERVE ALONGSIDE THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, INCLUDING THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. OFFICERS WOULD TRAVEL FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TO A COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY, OR ENLISTED FROM THE COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY. CANADA ESTABLISHED 196 TRAINING FACILITIES AND RELIEF FIELDS, AND GRADUATED 72,835 STUDENTS, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S WEBSITE ON THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. IN THE SPRING OF 1940, THE ELEMENTARY FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOOL NO. 5 IN LETHBRIDGE OPENED, SEEING ITS FIRST RECRUITS FOR THE R.C.A.F. ENROLL AND ARRIVE ON JULY 22, 1940 FROM REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN. THE FLIGHT SCHOOL WAS ESTABLISHED AT KENYON FIELDS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY. STUDENTS WERE TAUGHT TO FLY IN 7 WEEKS, WITH AN ADDITIONAL 5 WEEK EXTENSION COURSE IN MORE ADVANCED FLYING. OF THE FIRST CLASS, GRADUATING OCTOBER 1940, WAS THOMAS HENRY PERLEY-MARTIN. PERLEY-MARTIN WAS BORN ON JANUARY 9, 1921 IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. PERLEY-MARTIN SERVED IN THE QUEEN’S OWN HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA CADETS FROM 1935-38, AND ENLISTED IN THE NON-PERMANENT ACTIVE AIR FORCE OF THE R.C.A.F. IN 1938. PERLEY-MARTIN UNDERTOOK INITIAL FLIGHT TRAINING IN TORONTO, ONTARIO, GRADUATING TO ELEMENTARY FLIGHT TRAINING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940. GRADUATES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE E.F.T.S. WERE GIVEN, ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, '…AN ENGRAVED IDENTIFICATION DISC BY THE SCHOOL', AS STATED BY DENNIS YORATH, MANAGER AT NO. 5 E.F.T.S. IT IS ONLY SPECULATION THAT THE DISC DESCRIBED BY THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IS THE ONE AFFIXED TO THE BRACELET. IN DECEMBER 1940-JANUARY 1941, THE NO. 5 E.F.T.S. WAS RELOCATED TO HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA, AND THE NO. 8 BOMBER AND GUNNERY SCHOOL WAS ESTABLISHED AT KENYON FIELD, LETHBRIDGE, OPENING IN OCTOBER 1941. UPON COMPLETING HIS E.F.T.S. TRAINING, PERLEY-MARTIN WENT ON TO COMPLETE HIS INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED TRAINING AT THE NO. 1 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL AT CAMP BORDEN, ONTARIO. REPORTS FROM THE SERVICE FILE OF T.H. PERLEY-MARTIN INDICATE THAT IN 1941, FOLLOWING HIS TRAINING IN CANADA, PERLEY-MARTIN WAS STATIONED IN OLD SARUM, ENGLAND. PERLEY-MARTIN WAS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FLYING OR OTHER DUTIES IN 1941 FOLLOWING FLYING OFFENSES AND OUTSTANDING DEBTS, WITH THE OFFENSES RESULTING IN PERLEY-MARTIN BEING COURT MARTIALED AND TRIED. IN MARCH 1942, PERLEY-MARTIN WAS RETIRED FROM SERVICE, AND IN AUGUST 1942 HE BECAME A PILOT GENERAL WITH THE #122 SQN. ON JANUARY 7, 1945, PERLEY-MARTIN WAS KILLED DURING FLYING OPERATIONS IN JARVIS, ONTARIO, WHERE HE WAS AN INSTRUCTOR, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND AN ANSON AIRCRAFT #7013 IN POOR VISIBILITY. ACCORDING TO A MEMORIAL WRITTEN ON PERLEY-MARTIN, HE WAS BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. WHILE IN ENGLAND IN 1941, PERLEY-MARTIN MARRIED OLIVE CYNTHIA ROBERTS. THE COUPLE HAD ONE SON, BARRY THOMAS PERLEY-MARTIN. OLIVE AND BARRY RETURNED TO ENGLAND FOLLOWING THOMAS HENRY PERLEY-MARTIN’S DEATH, ACCORDING TO AN EMAIL FROM MARY PERLEY-MARTIN, THE WIFE OF THE LATE BARRY THOMAS PERLEY-MARTIN. THE BRACELET WAS PURCHASED BY THE GALT MUSEUM IN DECEMBER 2017 FROM T.M. SAUNDERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE FLIGHT SCHOOLS AND WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARTICLES ON T.H. PERLEY-MARTIN, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170037000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170037000
Acquisition Date
2017-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150021000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Materials
SILVER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
17.7
Width
2
Description
STERLING SILVER BRACELET; BRACELET BANDS COMPRISED OF METAL LINKS WITH SNAP LOCK CLASP AT END OF ONE CHAIN. CENTER OF BRACELET HAS OVAL STERLING SILVER DISC WITH CREST ON FRONT OF AN EAGLE WITH OUTSTRETCHED WINGS HOLDING A CIRCLE IN ITS FEET, WITH SWASTIKA IN CENTER OF CIRCLE; FRONT HAS INSCRIPTION ON SIDES CREST “CAMP 133”. BACK OF DISC HAS INSCRIPTION “R.J. BORLAND, M2598, STERLING”. CHAINS ATTACHED TO THE CENTER DISC THROUGH HOLES IN SIDES OF DISC. CHAINS AND DISC ARE TARNISHED; INSCRIPTION TEXT ON FRONT AND BACK ARE WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THE BRACELET WAS CREATED AT CAMP 133, THE LETHBRIDGE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THE CURATOR OF THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM’S MILITARY AND POLITICAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT NOTED IN AN EMAIL, ON THE BRACELET, THAT THE EAGLE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE AN OFFICIAL MILITARY SYMBOL. THE EAGLE WAS POSSIBLY FASHIONED BY HAND, OR CAST AS A COPY. HISTORIAN ROBERT HENDERSON ELABORATED, “NO DOUBT A PRIVATE PURCHASE BY THE GUARD—PROBABLY [BY] ROBERT BORLAND [WHO] SAW SERVICE AT LETHBRIDGE. THE NAZI SYMBOL REPRESENTS EARLY [1933+ ERA] NAZI STYLE SYMBOL, PROBABLY OBTAINED FROM A POW IN TRADE OR FRIENDSHIP. THE LETTERING ON IT [WAS] NO DOUBT DONE BY A JEWELLER WITH APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, NOT BY A POW WITHIN THE CAMP. WRIST BRACELETS WERE POPULAR ITEMS TO BE GIVEN TO THE GUARDS BY FAMILY OR SWEETHEARTS, OR BY FRIENDS WHEN THE GUARD WAS POSTED AWAY FROM HOME.” 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING A COPY OF THE OBITUARY AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON LETHBRIDGE CAMP 133, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20150021000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20150021000
Acquisition Date
2015-06
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