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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CANVAS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20030056000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, CANVAS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
4
Height
21.1
Length
46.5
Width
39.5
Description
1. CASE. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. MADE OF WOOD. CASE IS CURVED NEAR FRONT TO MOLD TO ACCORDION. EXTERIOR IS COVERED IN SNAKESKIN PATTERNED PAPER. FRONT HAS WOOD HANDLE AND STEEL LOCKING MECHANISM. LID OPENS ON TWO HINGES AT BACK. INSIDE IS LINED WITH LIGHT GREEN PAPER. TWO STAMPS INSIDE LID READ "CANADA CENSORED INT. OP. 47", ALONG WITH THE IMAGE OF A CROWN. OUTER COVERING AND INNER LINING ARE WORN AND MISSING IN MANY AREAS, AS WELL AS EXHIBITING TEARS AND WATER DAMAGE. SIDES OF CASE ARE SEPARATING FROM BOTTOM. 2. ACCORDION. MADE FROM WOOD WITH GLOSSY, BLACK ENAMEL FINISH. BELLOWS ARE MADE FROM STEEL WIRE FRAME WITH CANVAS STRETCHED BETWEEN THEM AND BLUE PAPER COVERING EDGES. ON TOP OF ACCORDION, AT BACK, ARE 4 ROWS OF 8 ROUND, BLACK KEYS. ALSO ON TOP OF ACCORDION, NEAR FRONT, IN IVORY COLOR, IS "MAGISTE". KEYBOARD CONSISTS OF 15 IVORY COLOURED KEYS AND 10 BLACK (ALSO MADE FROM WOOD). THERE IS A LONG BROWN LEATHER STRAP ATTACHED TO SIDES NEAR KEYBOARD. ALSO A TIGHTER BROWN LEATHER STRAP ACROSS BACK OF ACCORDION, AS WELL AS TWO SHORT STRAPS ATTACHED AT SIDES NEAR BACK. BACK OF ACCORDION IS MADE OF NATURAL COLOURED WOOD. A WEAVE OF THIN FIBERS IS VISIBLE THROUGH SLOTS AT FRONT AND BACK OF ACCORDION (MANY FIBERS BROKEN). THERE IS SOME WEAR OF BLUE PAPER EDGING ON BELLOWS AND LEATHER STRAPS. THERE IS A LARGE PIECE OF ENAMEL MISSING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF KEYBOARD; REST OF ENAMEL IS CRACKING IN SAME AREA. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, NUMBER OF PIECES WAS INCREASED FROM 2 TO 4. TWO BROWN LEATHER SHOULDER STRAPS ARE DETACHED FROM THE ACCORDION.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
MILITARY
LEISURE
History
ACQUIRED BY LAWRENCE COOK, HUSBAND OF EDITH EVANS, THE DONOR, WHEN COOK WAS A CHILD. ACCORDING TO EVANS, THE ACCORDION WAS ACQUIRED BY WALTER A. COOK, LAWRENCE'S FATHER, AND WAS SAID TO HAVE COME FROM THE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133. LAWRENCE COOK WAS BORN IN 1934 AND IS BELIEVED TO HAVE GROWN UP FOR A TIME ON LETHBRIDGE'S NORTH SIDE, PRIOR TO MOVING TO 523 27TH STREET SOUTH. EVANS BELIEVES THAT HER HUSBAND TOOK ACCORDION LESSONS AS A CHILD. WALTER AND LAWRENCE WERE BOTH LOCAL POSTMASTERS. LAWRENCE PASSED AWAY IN JUNE 1975 AND WALTER IN 1967. EVANS CLAIMS THAT THE STORY SURROUNDING THE ACCORDION INCLUDES THE ASSERTION THAT IT WAS MADE BY A POW INTERNEE. IN OCTOBER 2007, FRANK HOSEK, THE ORIGINAL CONDUCTOR OF THE LETHBRIDGE A.C.T. JUNIOR BAND, WAS CONTACTED TO CLARIFY QUESTIONS REGARDING TWO OTHER INSTRUMENTS IN THE GALT COLLECTIONS THAT WERE SAID TO HAVE USED BEEN BY THE A.C.T. BAND AND INMATES IN POW CAMP 133 BY THEIR DONOR, BOB FINDLAY (P19900049001 AND P19900049002). HOSEK STATED THAT THE INSTRUMENTS WERE GIVEN TO THE ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN TRAVELERS (A.C.T.) BY FEDERAL AUTHORITIES PRIOR TO CAMP 133'S DISMANTLEMENT AND DEMOLITION. HOSEK RECALLED THAT THE INSTRUMENTS WERE LEFT BEHIND AT THE CAMP WHEN ITS INTERNEES WERE REPATRIATED BACK TO GERMANY. HOSEK STATED THAT THE CAMP INSTRUMENTS WERE ORIGINALLY PROVIDED FOR THE PRISONERS BY THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE OF CAMP 133 ACCORDIONS, HOSEK WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM THAT HE REMEMBERED THIS PARTICULAR ACCORDION AS HAVING BEEN PART OF THE INSTRUMENTS RECOVERED FROM THE CAMP, SAYING ONLY: "I HAD FOR A TIME A LARGE CLASS OF ACCORDION STUDENTS. THIS PARTICULAR INSTRUMENT YOU REFER TO MAY HAVE BEEN MIXED UP WITH ALL THE INSTRUMENTS.” SEE RECORD P19900049001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE A.C.T. BAND AND ITS USE OF CAMP INTERNEE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF LAWRENCE COOK'S OBITUARY AND MEMORIAM OF WALTER COOK. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20030056000
Acquisition Date
2004-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BUTTON ACCORDION
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20180011000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUTTON ACCORDION
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
37
Length
36.4
Width
20
Description
A. BUTTON ACCORDION, 37 CM TALL X 36.4 CM LONG X 20 CM WIDE. ACCORDION IS BROWN POLISHED WOOD WITH BLACK AND LIGHT BROWN TRIM; ACCORDION HAS BLACK PLASTIC BELLOWS AND SILVER PLATE OVER THREE ROWS OF WHITE BUTTONS AT SIDE; OPOPSITE END OF ACCORDION HAS FOUR ROWS OF WHITE AND BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS SET IN SILVER PLATE ABOVE BLACK LEATHER STRAP. TOP OF ACCORDION HAS TWO SILVER BASS/TREBLE SWITCHES. BORDERS AROUND BELLOWS HAVE PEAL/TORTOISE SHELL INLAID. ACCORDION IS MISSING BUTTON FROM FOURTH ROW OF BUTTONS, AND HAS TWO WOODEN SUBSTITUTE BUTTONS IN SECOND AND FOURTH ROWS. FRONT OF ACCORDION HAS WINDOW ABOVE BELLOWS WITH GLASS PLATE OVER WHITE PAPER AND BLACK TEXT “C. DALLAPE, TRENTO (ITALIA)”. ACCORDION HAS FOUR BRASS FEET ON SIDE WITH FOUR ROWS OF BUTTONS. WOOD IS WORN AT HANDLES AND EDGES; METAL PLATES AND ACCENTS HAVE CORROSION. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. BLUE COTTON BAG, 72 CM LONG X 53 CM WIDE. BAG HAS HANDLE ATTACHED TO COVER FLAP; COVER FLAP HAS THREE BUTTON HOLES. BAG HAS TWO BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS ON FRONT ALONG TOP EDGE. BAG HAS PATCHES STITCHED WITH BLACK THREAD ON FRONT UPPER LEFT CORNER, ON BACK IN THE CENTER OF BAG, AND ON THE BACK BESIDE LEFT CORNER OF HANDLE. BAG IS TORN IN LOWER RIGHT CORNER AND FRAYED; BAG IS TORN ALONG LEFT AND RIGHT EDGES AND ON FRONT AT UPPER RIGHT EDGE; BACK HAS TORN HOLES AT BOTTOM. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
LEISURE
History
ON MAY 22, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LESLIE MORTON REGARDING HER DONATION OF A BUTTON ACCORDION. THE ACCORDION WAS OWNED AND PLAYED BY MORTON’S GRANDFATHER, GIUSEPPE (JOSEPH) "FABRO" BRIDAROLLI, AND WAS LATER OWNED BY HER UNCLE, SYLVIO "SYL" BRIDAROLLI, BEFORE BECOMING IN HER POSSESSION. MORTON DISCUSSED HER MEMORIES OF THE ACCORDION IN HER HOME, STATING, “IT’S A BUTTON ACCORDION…THERE’S BUTTON ACCORDIONS AND PIANO ACCORDIONS, AND I PLAY THE PIANO. IF I HAD A PIANO ACCORDION, I COULD AT LEAST PICK OUT THE NOTES BECAUSE I COULD READ THE MUSIC. THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. YOU HAVE TO BE A REAL MUSICIAN TO PLAY A BUTTON ACCORDION BECAUSE IT IS TOTALLY BY EAR. THERE’S THE MELODY SIDE AND THE CHORD SIDE AND YOU JUST DO IT BY EAR. IF YOU LISTEN TO HIS TAPE [IN ARCHIVES]…HE WAS JUST TURNING 81 WHEN HE MADE THIS TAPE AND HE WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER SOME OF THE SONGS HE KNEW. ONE CAME OUT REALLY GOOD AND THEN HE GOT THE MELODY OF SOMETHING. HE WAS PICKING IT OUT AND HE WAS INTO THINGS HE WAS MORE FAMILIAR WITH. HE WAS VERY MUSICAL AND HAD A REAL EAR. IT’S SORT OF LIKE AN IRISH BUTTON ACCORDION BUT NOT QUITE. IT’S BIGGER.” “WHAT I REMEMBER [MY GRANDPARENTS] TELLING ME IS WHEN HE WAS HERE, HE HAD IT MADE FOR HIM IN ITALY AND IT WAS SENT OVER TO CANADA WHEN HE LIVED HERE. I ALSO UNDERSTOOD HE PLAYED IN ITALY BUT THIS ACCORDION WAS MADE FOR HIM THERE AND SENT OVER [IN THE 1920S].” “IT’S A TREASURE. I WOULD SAY OF ALL THE THINGS I FOUND IN MY PARENTS’ HOME AND ALL THE THINGS I’VE HAD TO FIND HOMES FOR, ALL THE THINGS THAT WOULD REMIND ME OF MY CHILDHOOD, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. EVER. IT EVOKES REALLY STRONG MEMORIES. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MUSIC IN A FAMILY. IF YOU CAN MEET TOGETHER AND YOU CAN SHARE MUSIC, WHICH OUR FAMILY DID, IT LEAVES AN IMPRESSION THAT YOU DON’T EVER FORGET.” “[THE ACCORDION] REALLY WAS FOR MY GRANDFATHER [GIUESEPPE “JOSEPH” BRIDAROLLI]. IT WAS FROM HIM. THAT’S WHERE THE [LOVE OF] MUSIC CAME FROM FOR ALL [MY FAMILY].” “WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, WE WOULD GO OVER TO [MY GRANDPARENTS’] HOUSE AT 909 - 8TH STREET NORTH, [MY GRANDFATHER] ALWAYS PLAY. HE’D JUST SIT IN HIS KITCHEN AND HE’D PLAY SOMETHING FOR US. HE WOULD SIT ON A BENCH BY THE BACK DOOR OUTSIDE AND HE WOULD PLAY SOMETHING FOR US. AT CHRISTMAS, MY GRANDPARENTS WOULD COME OVER [TO OUR HOME] AND HE WOULD PLAY THE ACCORDION. MY MOTHER WOULD PLAY THE VIOLIN, MY SISTER THE PIANO. SHE WAS BETTER THAN ME AND WE WOULD ALL SING CAROLS. FOR MY UNCLE IT WOULD BE THE SAME. HE ALWAYS WAS THERE PLAYING HIS ACCORDION. WHEN MY UNCLE AND AUNT CAME TO VISIT, IT WAS THE SAME THING. HE’D PLAY.” ON HER FAMILY’S HISTORY AND CONNECTION TO THE ACCORDION, MORTON ELABORTED, “[MY GRANDFATHER] STOPPED WORKING IN THE MINES IN THE FIFTIES. HE WAS STILL DOING IT IN THE FIFTIES. WHEN THEY CAME OVER FOR SUNDAY DINNER OR WE WENT OVER THERE [MY GRANDFATHER WOULD PLAY]. [WHEN] MY GRANDMOTHER WAS WELL ENOUGH, WE WOULD ALTERNATE [HOMES FOR DINNERS]. THEN WHEN IT GOT HARDER FOR HER [SUNDAY DINNER] WAS ALWAYS IN OUR HOME. I MADE A TAPE WHEN MY PARENTS WENT TO INDIA IN 1971, AND THAT’S WHEN MY UNCLE GOT MARRIED AS WELL. WE CORRESPONDED BY CASSETTE TAPE. THAT SOUNDS VERY ANTIQUATED NOWADAYS. THERE WAS NO EMAIL. PHONES WERE DIFFICULT WHEN YOU TRIED TO PHONE INDIA AND [WE] HAD TO YELL INTO THE PHONE. SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE CASSETTE TAPES…I WENT DOWN SEPTEMBER THE 5TH, 1971…AND I HAD HIM PLAY THE ACCORDION SO THAT I COULD SEND THIS TAPE TO MY PARENTS. [THIS TAPE HAS] HIS VOICE A LITTLE BIT IN THE BACKGROUND AND MINE A TINY BIT BUT IT’S HIS MUSIC THAT’S IMPORTANT. IT WAS SENT OVER TO INDIA FOR THEM AND WE’VE KEPT IT EVER SINCE. HE DIED IN ’72 AND WE PLAYED THAT ACCORDION TAPE A HUNDRED MILLION TIMES. MY UNCLE ALSO HAD ONE OF COURSE. HE WAS ALWAYS PLAYING. MY MOTHER TELLS A STORY, ALTHOUGH IT’S NOT A FAMILY ONE BUT SHE SAID THAT FRIENDS OF HIS, WHEN IT WAS THEIR BIRTHDAY, HE WOULD GO OVER SIT UNDER THEIR WINDOW AND HE WOULD PLAY THE ACCORDION. HE WOULD PLAY AT GATHERINGS OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY. HE PLAYED AT DANCES.” “MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 7TH 1890 AND MY GRANDMOTHER [MARIA BERTE] WAS JANUARY 9TH, 1893. THEY WERE FROM CAVENDINE, ITALY, WHICH IS IN THE PROVINCE OF TRENTO AND THAT’S WHERE THIS ACCORDION WAS MANUFACTURED…THEY WERE VERY POOR OVER THERE…I FOUND A PAPER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FAMILY DOCUMENTS THAT, I DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN, BUT IT LOOKED LIKE A POVERTY DOCUMENT THAT HAS MY GRANDFATHER—HIS FATHER’S NAME ON IT. THEY WERE VERY POOR AND THEY WOULD HAVE COME HERE TO MAKE A BETTER LIFE FOR HIS FAMILY.” “I UNDERSTAND THAT MY GRANDFATHER CAME OVER BY HIMSELF PRIOR TO 1920. HE WAS IN LETHBRIDGE AND SIZED THINGS UP. HE WENT BACK TO ITALY AND GOT MARRIED TO MY GRANDMOTHER IN 1920. MY MOTHER WAS BORN OVER THERE. IT WAS 1924, IN OCTOBER WHEN HE BROUGHT HIS WIFE AND HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER, ANN, OVER. THEY CAME ON A BOAT AND LANDED IN THE MARITIMES, AND THEY MADE THEIR WAY TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY STARTED IN COALHURST FOR A SHORT WHILE…AND THEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. MY UNCLE WAS BORN HERE IN 1926.” “I CAN GUESS [MY GRANDPARENTS MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA] BECAUSE [OF] MILLIE LUCIANI—THERE WERE BERTE FAMILIES HERE AND MY GRANDMOTHER WAS A BERTE. MILLIE LUCICANI’S FATHER[WAS A BERTE AND HE WAS A COUSIN OF MY [GRAND]MOTHER] … THERE WAS COMMUNICATION THERE THAT THIS WAS THE PLACE TO COME BECAUSE THEY WERE ALREADY HERE.” “WHEN MY GRANDFATHER DIED IN 1972, I HAD THIS ACCORDION AND THEN, AT A CERTAIN POINT I GAVE IT TO MY UNCLE, HIS SON, SYL. HE HAD IT IN FERNIE THEN IN MERRITT. HE DIED IN 2011 AND MY AUNT SENT IT TO ME. WE TALKED ABOUT LEAVING IT TO THE MUSEUM BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO LET GO OF IT YET. WHAT HAS SPURRED IT ON IS THAT THERE IS NOBODY ELSE TO PASS IT ON TO.” “I WAS GIVEN THIS BECAUSE, WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL I JUST LOVED IT. HE PLAYED AND I LOVED IT. MY UNCLE LOVED IT TOO, HE DIDN’T LIVE HERE AND BECAUSE IT WAS EASY AND MY PARENTS HAD TO LEAVE FOR INDIA, I GOT IT TEMPORARILY. IT DID BELONG MORE TO MY MOM AND MY UNCLE THAN TO ME, BUT I HAD IT FIRST FOR QUITE A WHILE.” “MY SISTER AND I WERE TALKING AND WE THOUGHT, WELL REALLY IT WAS MORE [OUR UNLE’S] THAN OURS. THAT’S WHY [I GAVE IT TO HIM]. BY GOING TO ME IT WENT TO MY MOM AND SHE WAS THE ELDEST. BUT WHEN MY MOTHER WAS GETTING REALLY SICK AND HE WAS COMING TO VISIT HER AND SHE WASN’T GOING TO LIVE, THEN IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IT GO TO THE NEXT PERSON WHICH REALLY WOULD BE MY UNCLE. WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING AND HE WAS ENCHANTED. IT WAS REALLY HIS AT THAT POINT.” “I WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT SO I TRIED, BUT I HAD ARTHRITIS IN MY SHOULDERS SO I COULDN’T. I WOULD TAKE [IT] OUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE AND TRY TO PLAY “SILENT NIGHT”. I JUST TOOK IT WHEREVER I WENT AND TRIED TO LOOK AFTER IT.” “IT WOULD BE [ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN MY HOME] AND I’M SURE FOR MY UNCLE TOO. PICTURES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR FAMILY AND TO ME. I KNOW TO MY UNCLE SYL AS WELL THIS WOULD BE [IMPORTANT] BECAUSE WE ALL REMEMBERED [MY GRANDFATHER] PLAYING ALL THE TIME. HE NEVER SAT DOWN WITHOUT IT ON HIS LAP. TO MY UNCLE IT WOULD BE EVEN STRONGER BECAUSE, OF COURSE, HE GREW UP WITH HIS FATHER PLAYING THE ACCORDION.” “MY GRANDPARENTS HAD TWO CHILDREN, MY MOTHER ANN, AND HER BROTHER SYL. SYL NEVER HAD ANY CHILDREN, THEY ADOPTED A GIRL ONCE BUT THAT WAS LONG AGO [AND] SHE’S OUT OF THE PICTURE. THERE’S MY AUNT, HIS WIFE, AND THERE’S ME. MY PARENTS HAVE PASSED AWAY AND MY SISTER, LAUREL, PASSED AWAY IN 2009 IN GENEVA. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THIS BRIDAROLLI FAMILY WILL CARRY ON. THE ANDERSON FAMILY [MY FATHER’S FAMILY] THERE WERE EIGHT OF THEM. THERE’S NOBODY ELSE. THERE’S ME AND I FEEL A LITTLE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE IT’S POSSIBLE THAT THE JOSEPH BRIDAROLLI FAMILY IS IN SOME WAY REMEMBERED. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A COAL MINER IN LETHBRIDGE AND HE ALSO WAS A PART OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY AND THEY WEREN’T RICH; THEY WEREN’T POWERFUL. THEY DIDN’T HOLD POSITIONS BUT I THINK THEIR STORY IS VERY IMPORTANT AS IMMIGRANTS FROM ITALY AND I’D LIKE TO TELL THEIR STORY. THAT’S THE REASON I BROUGHT IT. I THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IN SOME WAY IT IS PERPETUATED BOTH FOR MY UNCLE AND MY MOTHER AS WELL AS HER PARENTS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180011000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180011000
Acquisition Date
2018-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1924
Date Range To
1934
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PEARL, NICKEL PLATE, HEATED CLOTH, WOOD, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738742000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1924
Date Range To
1934
Materials
PEARL, NICKEL PLATE, HEATED CLOTH, WOOD, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
26.0
Length
31.1
Width
15.0
Description
SINGLE BELLOWS. STRAPS BROKEN OFF. MENDED WITH ADHESIVE TAPE. CORNERS AND CLASP NICKEL PLATE. PEARL BUTTONS. BOTH KEYBOARDS AND BUTTON KEYBOARDS. "AD" STAMPED ON TOP OF KEYBOARD (MELODY). "M. HOHNER MADE IN GERMANY" BRASS NAME PLATE ON BASE. "STEEL REEDS" ON BASE.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
PURCHASED THROUGH EATON'S CATALOGUE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ACCORDION'S HISTORY WAS FOUND, BUT THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, JOHN FRASER HODGSON, WAS FOUND IN A PROFILE ARTICLE IN THE AUGUST 1, 1970 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND HODGSON'S OBITUARY. HODGSON WAS BORN IN FOREST, ONTARIO, AND MOVED TO CENTRAL ALBERTA IN 1909. HE ATTENDED CALGARY TECH WITH THE FIRST CLASS OF MECHANICS IN 1922, AND WORKED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY. IN 1935 HODGSON AND FAMILY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, SETTLING IN COALDALE BY 1942. HODGSON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, AND WAS FORCED TO RETIRE IN 1956. UPON RETIREMENT, HE BEGAN WRITING BOOKS OF STORIES ABOUT HIS LIFE, PUBLISHING 'ONCE UPON A LIFETIME' IN 1966 AND 'WANDERINGS OF AN EXPERT' IN 1971. HE WAS ALSO A REGULAR COLUMN CONTRIBUTOR TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. HODGSON WAS AWARDED THE M.S. AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT, AND WAS MADE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR FOR ALBERTA MULTIPLE TIMES. J. FRASER HODGSON DIED ON APRIL 8, 1978. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738742000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19980056000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, LEATHER
No. Pieces
4
Height
40.4
Length
39.1
Width
25.5
Description
1. ACCORDION: IMITATION IVORY/MOTHER-OF-PEARL PANELED BODY WITH FRENCH IVORY AND BAKELITE KEYBOARD. PANEL BELOW KEYBOARD HAS CUT-OUT GEOMETRIC PATTERN, WITH FINE BROWN SCREENING BENEATH. "HOHNER" NAMEPLATE AT CENTRE. CENTRAL PORTION OF BODY HAS EXPANDABLE BELLOWS, BELOW WHICH IS A SET OF BLACK CHORD BUTTONS. "VERDI II" NAMEPLATE ABOVE. TWO WORN LEATHER STRAPS ATTACHED ACROSS BACK; EACH HAS SILVER BUCKLE. BOTH ENDS OF TOP STRAP BROKEN. BACK OF ACCORDION HAS GOLD VINYL(?) PANEL RIVETED BELOW KEYBOARD SECTION. BOTTOM OF INSTRUMENT PERFORATED, WITH LEATHER STRAP RUNNING ACROSS LENGTH. ACCORDION FUNCTIONAL. 2. CASE: 22.7CM (H) X 52.5CM (L) X 44.5CM (W). WOODEN BOX WITH HINGED LID, SHAPED WITH PEAK NEAR CENTRE TO FIT OVER INSTRUMENT. PAINTED BLACK THROUGHOUT INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR; PAINT IS BADLY CHIPPING AND WORN IN SEVERAL PLACES. LENGTH OF BUTCHER'S TAPE AND PACKING TAPE ON EACH SIDE OF LID. TWO HINGED AND SPRING-LOADED METAL CLASPS AT FRONT OF CASE; ONE BROKEN AND MISSING. BLACK LEATHER HANDLE FIXED TO METAL RINGS ON FRONT BASE OF CASE. LEATHER WORN INTERIOR OF BASE LINED WITH RED WOOL/FELT FABRIC, TACKED TO WALLS OF CASE. LINING IS WRINKLED, DISCOLORED, AND WORN. CASE APPEARS HANDMADE. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY THIS ITEM WAS DEEMED TO HAVE 4 PIECES (RATHER THAN 2), AS BOTH LEATHER STRAPS CAN BE DETACHED FROM THE ACCORDION BODY. THE STRAPS ATTACH TO THE ARTIFACT WITH A BELT AND BUCKLE SYSTEM.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THE DONOR, HARRY ELDON, WAS NAMED HENDRIK ELZINGA WHEN HE ARRIVED IN CANADA FROM HOLLAND IN JULY OF 1948, AT AGE THIRTEEN. THE ELZINGA FAMILY WENT TO A FARM IN COALDALE FOR ONE YEAR, THEN SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. HENDRIK'S FATHER PURCHASED THE ACCORDION SECOND HAND IN 1943-44 AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF HENDRIK'S MUSIC TEACHER, AS HENDRIK HAD OUTGROWN HIS PREVIOUS INSTRUMENT. AS THIS WAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR INSTRUMENTS WERE VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN SO MUCH TRADING OCCURRED TO OBTAIN THIS ACCORDION. THE PIECE CAME TO CANADA WITH THE FAMILY IN 1948. HENDRIK LEARNED TO PLAY THE ACCORDION IN HOLLAND, AND PLAYED IT IN CANADA AT FAMILY AND CHURCH FUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT HIS TEENS. THE ACCORDION HAS REMAINED IN THE FAMILY SINCE, UNTIL BEING DONATED TO MUSEUM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A BOX DONATED BY BERNICE ELDON. ON 2 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED MRS. ELDON’S HUSBAND, HARRY ELDON, ABOUT THE DONATION MADE BY HIS LATE WIFE. IN THAT INTERVIEW, ELDON RECALLED HIS FAMILY’S SETTLEMENT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, “[WE WENT] TO COALDALE FIRST [IN 1948]… [FOR] FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS… AND THAT WAS A MISTAKE. AND THEN WE WENT TO LETHBRIDGE. AND THEY STAYED HERE, AND DIDN’T GO BACK TO HOLLAND BECAUSE MOM DIDN’T HAVE… THE PROBLEMS THAT SHE HAD IN HOLLAND...” “IN HOLLAND, MY FATHER NEVER WORKED FOR A MAN,” ELDON EXPLAINED, “HE WAS A SALESMAN… [HE] HAD HIS OWN STORE... BUT IN 1940, WE MOVED BECAUSE THE WAR WAS STARTING, AND HE WOULDN’T STAY IN THE PLACE THAT HE WAS… I DON’T KNOW WHY WE MOVED, BUT [WE] MOVED TO FRIESLAND… [WHICH IS] A PROVINCE IN HOLLAND THAT IS ON THE NORTHERN EDGE, MAYBE 40-50 MILES FROM GERMANY. AND HE MOVED THERE TO BE CLOSER TO HIS PARENTS AND SIBLINGS. SO, THEN WE LIVED THERE FOR SEVEN TO EIGHT YEARS, UNTIL THE WAR WAS FINISHED, AND THEN WE DECIDED TO MOVE TO CANADA. BUT THAT WAS A BIT OF A MISTAKE AS WELL, BECAUSE [SOME OF] THE NEIGHBORS WERE MOVING, AND THEY SAID, ‘TONY’ – THAT’S MY DAD. HE WAS TINUS… IN HOLLAND, BUT THEY CALLED HIM TONY HERE – SO THEY SAID, ‘TINUS, WHY DON’T YOU MOVE AS WELL?’ AND [HE SAID], ‘HUH, I’LL TRY IT.’ AND, HE DID. WELL, IT WAS A DIFFERENT LIFE OUT HERE THAN IT WAS THERE FOR THEM… BECAUSE IT WAS EASY FOR THEM TO MAKE A LIVING [IN HOLLAND], AND IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR [THEM] HERE… BUT THEY ADJUSTED TO IT.” “AND, IN LETHBRIDGE, A JOB WAS PROVIDED FOR [MY DAD] AT THE ADVANCE LUMBER COMPANY… [THEY] LIVED AT 1318 6TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND THAT’S WHERE WE GREW UP. I WENT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT IS NOT FAR [THERE]… WE COULD WALK IN 6-7 MINUTES. AND, THAT WAS IT… I HAVE ONE BROTHER, [AUKE], WHO IS 5 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME; AND A SISTER, [MARY], WHO IS A YEAR OLDER THAN ME.” ALL OF THE ELZINGA CHILDREN WERE BORN IN HOLLAND BEFORE THE FAMILY’S IMMIGRATION. ELDON SAYS, “I WAS BORN IN ’35… [WHEN WE WERE MOVING] IT SOUNDED EXCITING TO SEE WHAT IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE... AND [WHEN] WE MOVED… AS FAR AS WE WERE CONCERNED AS KIDS, IT WAS FINE…” “I WAS 12 WHEN I LEFT HOLLAND,” ELDON SAYS, “I HAD MY 13TH BIRTHDAY IN COALDALE. BUT, I’VE BEEN BACK TO HOLLAND QUITE A FEW TIMES BECAUSE OF MY BUSINESS, AND I HAVE GONE BACK AS WELL TO VISIT SOME COUSINS, AND WHAT-HAVE-YOU, THAT I KNOW THERE…” WHEN THE FAMILY FIRST MOVED TO CANADA, ELDON SAID, “WE BROUGHT ALL SORTS OF FURNITURE… A LOT OF STUFF THAT WE DIDN’T NEED BUT, ANYHOW, WE BROUGHT IT, AND USED IT… WE HAD THREE BIG CASES… [WHICH ARRIVED] A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER, AND THEY WERE DELIVERED TO OUR HOUSE, AND WE HAD TO UNPACK IT, AND SHOVE IT WHERE IT HAD TO GO.” ELDON EXPLAINED, “MY MOTHER’S NAME AND MY FATHER’S NAME WAS ‘ELZINGA’, AND I CHANGED MINE, WHEN I WAS CLOSE TO GETTING MY DEGREE, AS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, TO ‘ELDON’, BECAUSE I DIDN’T THINK I WOULD GO THROUGH THE – WELL, THEY USED TO CALL US NAMES – AND SO I THOUGHT I WAS STARTING UP MY OWN ACCOUNTANCY, AND I DIDN’T THINK THE NAME ‘ELZINGA’ SOUNDED ALL THAT FAMILIAR. THAT’S A LONG TIME AGO.” A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE STATES THEUNIS AND DIRJKE GAVE THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP TO THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT COURT ON 2 FEBRUARY 1954. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THEUNIS (TONY) ELZINGA PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS ON 12 OCTOBER 1983. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PUBLISHED A THANK YOU FROM THE FAMILY FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF DOROTHY ELZINGA ON 10 OCTOBER 2000. THE DONOR, BERNICE ELDON (NEE LANCASTER), PASSED AWAY ON 6 NOVEMBER 2006. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19980056000
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
QUICK DRAW MCGRAW 78 RPM RECORD
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000010011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
QUICK DRAW MCGRAW 78 RPM RECORD
Date
1960
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
20.0
Length
16.3
Width
0.2
Description
CHILDRENS MUSICAL RECORD. "QUICK DRAW MCGRAW AND BABA LOOEY" "A HANNA-BARBERA RECORD", HAS WRITTEN ON IT IN FELT "ST. MIKES" "78RPM", "$0.29" "GOLDEN RECORD". HAS A PICTURE OF A HORSE AND A LITTLE DONKEY? WITH A HAT ON IN THE FRONT. RECORD ITSELF IS BRIGHT YELLOW PLASTIC, CASE IS PAPER. PICTURES ARE IN COLOR. OTHER WRITINGS ON THE FRONT COVER INCLUDE "TV'S NEWEST CARTOON STAR!, FEAT. THE VOICES OF GIL MACK, DON ELLIOT AND THE CARTOON COWBOYS WITH JIMMY CARROLL ORCHESTRA. 1960 HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTIONS."
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
MATERIAL WAS IN DONORS POSSESSION FOR MAX. 5 YEARS. MATERIAL CAME FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BANK, PRIOR TO DONORS POSSESSION. DONORS COLLECTED MATERIAL WHILE EMPLOYEES AT BANK FOR 6 YEARS, 1990-1996. MATERIAL DONATED AS DONORS CANNOT CARE FOR OR DISPLAY PROPERLY.
Catalogue Number
P20000010011
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
78RPM "NURSERY RHYMES" RECORD
Date Range From
1958
Date Range To
1968
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000010012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
78RPM "NURSERY RHYMES" RECORD
Date Range From
1958
Date Range To
1968
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
18.5
Length
19.0
Width
0.2
Description
CHILDRENS MUSICAL RECORD, "NURSERY RHYME RECORD, JACK AND JILL-HUMPTY DUMPTY-A TISKET A TASKET-DIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLING-SLEEP BABY SLEEP, PETER PAN RECORDS MORE PLAYING TIME, 78RPM'S". PAPER COVERS BACKGROUND COLOR IS BLUE AND YELLOW. PICTURE OF TWO CHILDREN RIDING A CAROUSEL HORSE ON THE FRONT (A BOY AND A LITTLER GIRL WITH BLONDE PIGTAILS). BACK COVER HAS A PICTURE OF A PIG PLAYING RECORDS. PLASTIC RECORD ITSELF IS BLACK WITH YELLOW LABELS IN THE MIDDLE ON BOTH SIDES.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
MATERIAL WAS IN DONORS POSSESSION FOR MAX. 5 YEARS. MATERIAL CAME FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BANK, PRIOR TO DONORS POSSESSION. DONORS COLLECTED MATERIAL WHILE EMPLOYEES AT BANK FOR 6 YEARS, 1990-1996. MATERIAL DONATED AS DONORS CANNOT CARE FOR OR DISPLAY PROPERLY.
Catalogue Number
P20000010012
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.2
Length
24.7
Width
8.5
Description
GREY AND WHITE PLASTIC HORSE WITH BLACK SUPPLE PLASTIC SADDLE. LEATHER HARNESS WITH BRASS CHAIN REIN. HORSE IS IN PRANCING POSITION, WITH LEFT FORELEG RAISED. SADDLE IS DETACHABLE, BUT CONNECTED BY LEATHER STRING AT FRONT. SADDLE IS COMPLETE WITH STIRRUPS, SIDE POUCH TO THE LEFT, AND BLANKET PAD UNDERNEATH SIMULATED STRAPS AND BUCKLES. "MADE IN HONG KONG 681" EMBOSSED ON INSIDE OF BACK LEFT LEG, WITH "B" IN DIAMOND.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR AS A CHILD.
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TOY POLAR BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990009043
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY POLAR BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.9
Length
14
Width
2.7
Description
WOODEN POLAR BEAR. MADE FROM THREE FLAT PIECES OF WOOD, CARVED INTO SHAPE OF POLAR BEAR AND GLUED TOGETHER. BEAR IS PAINTED WHITE, WITH BLACK EYE AND MOUTH PAINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF HEAD.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HANDMADE BY ARTHUR DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *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
P19990009043
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
Catalogue Number
P19970041091
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
No. Pieces
1
Height
21
Length
19
Width
13
Description
BROWN KOALA BEAR SITTING UPRIGHT WITH YELLOW RIBBON TIED AROUND ITS NECK. BEAR HAS CIRCULAR TURN KEY ON ITS BELLY. WHEN WOUND UP IT PLAYS WALTZING MATILDA.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
LEISURE
History
KOALA BEAR WAS BROUGHT BACK BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, AS A SOUVENIR OF HIS TRIP TO AUSTRALIA. DONOR'S FATHER TRAVELLED OFTEN AS A MISSIONARY OR SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN MISSION. THIS IS ONE OF MANY SOUVENIRS HE BROUGHT BACK FROM SUCH TRIPS. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER AND WERE INTERNED IN SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. AT COALDALE REV NAKAYAMA FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041091
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Description
BATTERY OPERATED MULTI-ACTION MECHANICAL TOY CHIMPANZEE, DRESSED WITH CYMBALS ATTACHED TO HANDS. MOVING PARTS INCLUDE MOUTH, HEAD, EYES, ARMS & FEET. NYLON FUR FABRIC, YELLOW VEST, STRIPED PANTS. MISSING PART OF NOSE DETAIL. CANADIAN FLAG PIN ON VEST. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN, GIVEN ANONYMOUSLY TO DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Acquisition Date
1991-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SCOTTY DOG
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, STRAW, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19890036000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCOTTY DOG
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON, STRAW, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
37
Length
45
Description
STUFFED DOG, SCOTTY TYPE. STRAW STUFFING, BROWN & WHITE NYLON "FUR". PLASTIC BUTTON EYES, VINYL NOSE.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR RECALLS OWNING TOY IN 1949, BUT BELIEVES SHE RECEIVED IT IN '47 OR '48. PARENTS PIONEERED IN CLARESHOLM AREA. MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, BREWSTER BROKE HORSES FOR NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE RETIRING IN 1945. FATHER PIONEERED CLARESHOLM AREA ARRIVED IN 1902 DONOR BELIEVES ON 2 SETTLER TRAIN TO AREA.
Catalogue Number
P19890036000
Acquisition Date
1989-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, DENIM, VELVETEEN
Catalogue Number
P19990057007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
FAKE FUR, DENIM, VELVETEEN
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.3
Length
40.2
Width
32.7
Description
STUFFED BROWN BEAR. HAS LIGHT BLUE DENIM PANTS (ATTACHED TO BODY). HAS A LARGE RED RIBBON TIED INTO A BOW, ATTACHED WITH WIRE TO A PIECE OF WOOD THAT IS INSERTED INTO NECK. SNOUT IS LIGHTER BROWN THAN REST OF BODY AND PROTRUDES FROM FACE. HAS A RED FELT MOUTH, IN A SMILE, AND BROWN FELT CIRCLES FOR EYES.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS, WILFRED AND JENNIE REED. ITEMS FOUND WHILE CLEANING OUT HOUSE BEFORE THEY SOLD IT. THE TWO LIVED IN BARONS AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, AND FARMED THERE. SEE P19990057001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990057007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
52.0
Length
47.0
Width
14.0
Description
CREAM COLOURED TEDDY BEAR. HAS OUTSTRETCHED ARMS. THREE LINES OF BLACK THREAD IMITATE CLAWS ON PAWS. HAS AN EXTENDED SNOUT. ABOVE THIS ARE ORANGE & BLACK PLASTIC EYES. HAS A BLACK NOSE AND A BLACK LINE FOR A MOUTH. TIED AROUND HIS NECK, IN A BOW, IS A PINK RIBBON. A YELLOWED TAG ON INSIDE OF ONE LEG HAS BLUE TYPE THAT READS "WENDY BOSTON".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF WHERE SHE GOT BEAR; WAS GIVEN TO HER OVER THE YEARS. SEE P19960102001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FUR, LEATHER, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20000029000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
FUR, LEATHER, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.7
Length
55.3
Width
31.1
Description
A STUFFED BEAR WITHIN A SEALED, CLEAR PLASTIC BAG. THE BEAR HAS LIGHT BROWN FUR, AND DARK BROWN LEATHER PADS ON HIS PAWS. UPPER RIGHT HAND PAW HAS THE WORD "ZEDDY" EMBROIDERED IN WHITE ON ONE OF THE PADS. THERE IS A BROWN SCARF AROUND THE NECK OF THE BEAR; SCARF HAS WOOL TASSELS ON ENDS. ATTACHED TO SCARF IS A ROUND BUTTON. THE BUTTON IS WHITE WITH RED PRINT; IT READS "HUG-A-BEAR LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE AND TELEPHONE PIONEERS", AROUND THE PERIMETER. IN THE CENTRE IS THE IMAGE OF A BEAR WEARING A POLICE HAT. THERE IS A NOTE STAPLED TO BAG THAT READS "FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF E.T. WAUTERS" "FOR POLICE DISPLAY CASE NEW BUILDING 1ST CARE BEAR".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BEARS WERE BOUGHT AND DISTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN WHO HAD UNDERGONE SOME TRAUMATIC OR EMERGENCY EXPERIENCE. THE HUG-A-BEAR PROGRAM WAS STARTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE ON JANUARY 19TH, 1990. THE CRITERIA FOR THE POLICE TO GIVE A CHILD A BEAR ARE: " A CHILD BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2-10 YEARS INVOLVED IN: 1)DOMESTIC CIRCUMSTANCES 2)LOST/FOUND CHILDREN 3) MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 4) HOUSE FIRES 5) ANY OTHER SITUATIONS WHERE A CHILD HAS BECOME TRAUMATIZED TO THE EXTENT THAT THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER FEELS THAT A CHILD WOULD BENEFIT BY HAVING A BEAR, CHILDREN INVOLVED IN A SEXUAL ASSAULT WILL NOT BE GIVEN A TEDDY BEAR."
Catalogue Number
P20000029000
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, COTTON, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20000018030
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date
1988
Materials
FAKE FUR, COTTON, WOOL
No. Pieces
5
Height
28.0
Width
19.0
Description
LIGHT BROWN BEAR WITH WHITE EARS, PAWS, AND SNOUT. EYES ARE BROWN AND BLACK PLASTIC, NOSE IS BLACK PLASTIC, AND TONGUE IS RED FELT. BEAR IS WEARING A HOMEMADE SHIRT THAT IS WHITE WITH "HOMECOMING 1988" ON THE FRONT IN BLACK. BACK OF SHIRT HAS 3 STRIPS OF VELCRO ON IT. BEAR IS ALSO WEARING A PLAID SCARF AND A PLAID TAM, WITH A GREEN POM POM. LEFT LEG OF BEAR HAS A BLUE TAG THAT READS "74A7036". 5 PIECES ARE: 1. BEAR, 2. SHIRT, 3. SCARF, 4. TAM, 5. POM POM
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
TARTAN THAT BEAR IS WEARING MATCHES THAT WORN BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018030
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, COTTON, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20000018042
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
FELT, COTTON, TIN
No. Pieces
10
Height
56.0
Length
32.5
Width
20.0
Description
YELLOW` TEDDY BEAR. MUCH OF HIS FUR HAS WORN AWAY, ESPECIALLY ON LEGS AND ARMS. HAS A BLACK FELT NOSE, A RED MOUTH, AND BROWN PLASTIC EYES. HAS A HOMEMADE GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, PEACH PLAID CAP, VEST, AND SHORTS ON. HAS A YELLOW SATIN SASH THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS". THERE IS A YELLOW PIN ON FRONT OF VEST THAT READS "ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA", IN GREEN. ANOTHER PIN ON FRONT OF VEST IS SILVER AND IS THE IMAGE OF A GRIFFIN WITH "GLAMORGAN BENEATH IT". THERE ARE ALSO 2 PINS ON CAP; ONE IS A RED MAPLE LEAF, THE OTHER READS "ALBERTA". BEAR HAS A RED RIBBON TIED AROUND ITS NECK.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BEAR'S OUTFIT MATCHES THOSE WORN BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. BEAR WAS THE MASCOT FOR THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS AND WENT EVERYWHERE WITH THEM. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018042
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PINK PANTHER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, FELT
Catalogue Number
P20010045002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PINK PANTHER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
FAKE FUR, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
61.0
Length
20.0
Width
16.0
Description
PINK PANTHER TOY. DARK PINK FUR WITH A LIGHT PINK BELLY, SNOUT AND INNER EARS. HAS A RED, TRIANGULAR NOSE; ALSO FAKE FUR. EYES ARE MADE OF FELT; THEY ARE YELLOW WITH PINK EYELIDS AND BLACK PUPILS. HAS BLACK EYEBROWS, MADE OF FAKE FUR. SNOUT HAS BLACK FRECKLES ON IT. HAS A LONG PINK TAIL. EACH HAND HAS FOUR DEFINED FINGERS. BODY IS STUFFED TO MAKE TOY STIFF.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER JOAN TONKIN (NEE LINN). JOAN LINN WAS BORN IN EDDINBURG, SCOTLAND IN 1918. WHEN SHE WAS THREE SHE CAME WITH HER FAMILY TO FRANK, ALBERTA. WHEN JOAN WAS TO BEGIN HIGH SCHOOL THE FAMILY RELOCATED TO BLAIRMORE, WHERE JOAN GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN 1937. BY THIS TIME, JOAN HAD ALREADY MADE THE DECISION THAT SHE WANTED TO BE A NURSE BECAUSE OF TWO REMARKABLE WOMEN SHE HAD MET, WHO WERE TRAINED AT THE GALT HOSPITAL; JOAN WAS DETERMINED TO TRAIN THERE AS WELL. JOAN BEGAN HER TRAINING AT THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING IN JANUARY 1938. THE STUDENTS FROM HER CLASS WROTE THEIR NURSING EXAMINATION IN OCTOBER 1940. AFTER GRADUATING, JOAN BEGAN HER CAREER AT THE GALT HOSPITAL, WHERE SHE WORKED FOR ONLY 3 MONTHS. AT THIS TIME SHE RECEIVED A CALL FROM A FRIEND IN KASLO, B.C. WHO INFORMED HER OF AN OPENING AT THE HOSPITAL THERE. BY MOVING JOAN WOULD RECEIVE A PAY RAISE, SO SHE MOVED TO KASLO. JOAN MARRIED BILL TONKIN ON FEBRUARY 29, 1944; BILL WAS A HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR IN KASLO. THERE THEY HAD 2 CHILDREN: SON MURRAY, AND DAUGHTER TOLA. THE TONKIN FAMILY REMAINED IN KASLO UNTIL 1954 WHEN BILL WAS OFFERED THE ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR POSITION AT THE LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL. IN LETHBRIDGE JOAN WAS OFFERED A NURSING POSITION, BUT CHOSE TO STAY HOME FOR THE YEARS HER CHILDREN WERE IN SCHOOL. JOAN RETURNED TO WORK IN 1965-66 ON SURGERY TWO, AN 18 BED ALL WOMEN'S FLOOR, AT THE LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL. JOAN WAS WORKING THE 3-11PM SHIFT AT THE HOSPITAL, WHICH INTERFERED WITH HER LOVE OF BASEBALL, AS SHE WAS NEVER ABLE TO CATCH A GAME. SO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 1981 WORLD SERIES, JOAN ENDED HER CAREER AS A NURSE AND BECAME A FULL TIME BASEBALL FAN. IN ALL, JOAN GAVE JUST OVER 15 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20010045002
Acquisition Date
2001-10
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
TOY, STUFFED
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHERETTE, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20150013001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY, STUFFED
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LEATHERETTE, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
21.5
Length
29.5
Width
5.5
Description
A: STUFFED DOG, GREEN LEATHERETTE BODY, RED LEATHERETTE EARS. RED STITCHING AROUND EDGE OF DOG’S BODY. SAME RED THREAD MAKES A SMALL TAIL. BLACK BUTTON EYES. TOY DESIGNED WITH ONLY 2 LEGS, FRONT AND BACK. B: ADJUSTABLE BLACK LEATHER COLLAR WITH SILVER COLOURED METAL BUCKLE. MINOR REPAIRS WITH OFF-WHITE THREAD VISIBLE AT TAIL AND ABOVE LEFT EYE. MINOR REPAIR WITH STAPLES ON FRONT LEFT FOOT. LEATHERETTE RUBBED OFF AT NOSE AREA AND UNDER BUTTON EYES. SEAMS WHERE LEGS MEET BODY ARE WELL-WORN AND LOOSE, SOME STUFFING IS VISIBLE, ESPECIALLY ON RIGHT FRONT LEG.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THIS STUFFED DOG BELONGED TO ROBERT ALLAN SMITH (THE DONOR) AS A CHILD AND WAS SAVED FOR DONATION TO THE MUSEUM BY HIS MOTHER, PHYLLIS SMITH. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE SMITH FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN NOVEMBER 2015. BEGINNING IN THE 1940S, THE SMITH FAMILY RESIDED AT 1254 7 AVENUE SOUTH. PHYLLIS REMAINED IN THE HOUSE UNTIL HER DEATH AT 104 YEARS OF AGE, ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2009. WHILE CLEANING UP HIS MOTHER’S HOUSE, THE DONOR CAME ACROSS SEVERAL BAGS MARKED ‘FOR MUSEUM’. THE ITEMS WERE USED BY THE DONOR FROM AN INFANT UNTIL THE AGE OF APPROXIMATELY 9 YEARS OLD. IN THE INTERVIEW, KEVIN ASKS IF ROBERT FELT HIS CHILDHOOD WAS IDYLLIC. ROBERT RESPONDS, SAYING: “FOR ME IT WAS. I MEAN, I WAS BORN IN WARTIME STILL AND MAYBE IT WASN’T IDYLLIC FOR MY PARENTS, BUT IT WAS FOR ME. AND THE NEIGHBOURHOODS WERE DIFFERENT THEN. YOU WERE JUST LET OUT THE DOOR AND YOU WENT OUT TO PLAY WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD KIDS AND THERE WERE NO CONCERNS THAT THE PARENTS HAVE TODAY. YES, A VERY HAPPY TIME, I WOULD SAY.” ROBERT WAS BORN IN OCTOBER 1940 TO PHYLLIS (NEE GROSS) AND ALLAN F. SMITH, AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL. PHYLLIS WAS BORN TO FELIX AND MAGDALENA (NEE FETTIG) GROSS IN HARVEY, ND AND MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A FARM IN THE GRASSY LAKE AREA. SHE MOVED INTO LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED ST. BASIL’S SCHOOL IN THE 1910s. ALLAN WAS BORN IN ECHO BAY, ON, TO REV D.B. AND MRS. SMITH. HIS FATHER WAS A UNITED CHURCH MINISTER AND MOVED THE FAMILY TO EDMONTON. ALLAN WAS OFFERED A JOB AT WESTERN GROCERS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MET PHYLLIS WHILE IN THE CITY. THEY WERE MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1939. ROBERT IS AN ONLY CHILD AND SUFFERED FROM RHEUMATIC FEVER AS A CHILD. HE BELIEVES THIS MAY BE PART OF THE REASON HIS MOTHER SAVED THESE ITEMS. HE EXPLAINS, SAYING: “I’M AN ONLY CHILD AND THEY WOULD BE MORE MEANINGFUL AND I WENT THROUGH A CHILDHOOD ILLNESS. I HAD RHEUMATIC FEVER. I MIGHT NOT HAVE SURVIVED. SOME OTHER KIDS DIDN’T SURVIVE, BUT I DID.” HE ALSO DESCRIBES HIS MOTHER AS BEING “A SAVER OF THINGS. HAVING GONE THROUGH THE DEPRESSION … THEY SAVED LOTS OF STUFF … ANYTHING THEY THINK THEY MIGHT USE IN THE FUTURE WAS SAVED.” PHYLLIS WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN THE 1970s AND WORKED AT THE GALT MUSEUM AS PART OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, ROBERT RECEIVED MANY AWARDS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY, INCLUDING THE SCHLUMBERGER OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIP FOR PROFICIENCY IN ENGINEERING, A GOLD MEDAL FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OF ALBERTA, AND RECEIVED THE HIGHEST GENERAL AVERAGE IN GRADUATION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20150013001
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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