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Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19880005001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
LEATHER, FELT
No. Pieces
2
Length
29.7
Width
9.7
Description
PAIR LEATHER SOLED FELT BOOTS. LEATHER HEEL, TOE AND WINGS. FELT UPPER & LINING. WELL WORN SOLES & HEELS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
PERSONAL CARE
History
COLLECTED OVER MANY YEARS BY DONOR AND USED IN RENTAL BUSINESS OR DISPLAY WINDOWS. COLLECTED FROM LETHBRIDGE STORES OR INDIVIDUALS. USED TO AUTHENTICATE COSTUMES. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTIONS AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAMA RENTALS. IN THE WINTER OF 2018, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH GERI FARBERG, FORMER OWNER OF ADAMA. SHE STATED HER MOTHER WAS A SEAMSTRESS FOR THE MUSICAL THEATRE DEPARTMENT AT THE YATES THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND THAT THE SHOES COLLECTED FOR THE ADAMA RENTAL STORE MOST LIKELY WERE COMING FROM THAT DEPARTMENT. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS LEARNED THROUGH THE AUDIT PROCESS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19880005001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ADAMA RENTALS, INCLUDING WITH LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS RELATED TO THE STORE.
Catalogue Number
P19880005001
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS LINED
Catalogue Number
P19880005002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS LINED
No. Pieces
2
Height
23.1
Length
26.5
Width
8.5
Description
PAIR HIGH-CUT WOMEN'S LACE-UP BOOTS. LEATHER UPPER, SOLE & HEELS. HEEL COUNTER HAS RUBBER LIKE PROTECTING MATERIAL. LACES IN POOR CONDITION. BROWN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
PERSONAL CARE
History
PROBABLY DATES TO 1920'S. SEE P19880005001-GA FOR DONOR INFO. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTIONS AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAMA RENTALS. IN THE WINTER OF 2018, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH GERI FARBERG, FORMER OWNER OF ADAMA. SHE STATED HER MOTHER WAS A SEAMSTRESS FOR THE MUSICAL THEATRE DEPARTMENT AT THE YATES THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND THAT THE SHOES COLLECTED FOR THE ADAMA RENTAL STORE MOST LIKELY WERE COMING FROM THAT DEPARTMENT. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS LEARNED THROUGH THE AUDIT PROCESS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19880005001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ADAMA RENTALS, INCLUDING WITH LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS RELATED TO THE STORE.
Catalogue Number
P19880005002
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19880005003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
29.0
Length
23.0
Width
6.9
Description
PAIR HIGH-CUT WOMAN'S BOOTS, LACEUP TYPE. RUBBER HEEL COUNTER (NEWER). NO LACES. STAMPED "530" "1942" ON LINING. LIGHT BROWN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
PERSONAL CARE
History
NAME FRAN BAYLY IN INK ON CANVAS LINING. SEE P19880005001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTIONS AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAMA RENTALS. IN THE WINTER OF 2018, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH GERI FARBERG, FORMER OWNER OF ADAMA. SHE STATED HER MOTHER WAS A SEAMSTRESS FOR THE MUSICAL THEATRE DEPARTMENT AT THE YATES THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND THAT THE SHOES COLLECTED FOR THE ADAMA RENTAL STORE MOST LIKELY WERE COMING FROM THAT DEPARTMENT. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS LEARNED THROUGH THE AUDIT PROCESS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19880005001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ADAMA RENTALS, INCLUDING WITH LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS RELATED TO THE STORE.
Catalogue Number
P19880005003
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, FUR, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19880005006
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RUBBER, FUR, FELT
No. Pieces
2
Height
20.0
Length
26.5
Width
8.4
Description
COTTON SHOE VELVET, FUR TRIM, FLEECE LINING AND RUBBER SOLES. STEEL PLATE ON TIP OF HEEL. HIGH HEEL TYPE DRESS BOOTS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19880005001-GA. COMMON CATLOG ITEM ADVERTISED AS AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT HEEL TYPES. EATONS 1949/50 CATALOG. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTIONS AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAMA RENTALS. IN THE WINTER OF 2018, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH GERI FARBERG, FORMER OWNER OF ADAMA. SHE STATED HER MOTHER WAS A SEAMSTRESS FOR THE MUSICAL THEATRE DEPARTMENT AT THE YATES THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND THAT THE SHOES COLLECTED FOR THE ADAMA RENTAL STORE MOST LIKELY WERE COMING FROM THAT DEPARTMENT. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS LEARNED THROUGH THE AUDIT PROCESS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19880005001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ADAMA RENTALS, INCLUDING WITH LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS RELATED TO THE STORE.
Catalogue Number
P19880005006
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19880055001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
23.5
Length
25.0
Width
7.0
Description
PAIR LADIES BUTTON BOOTS. WHITE LEATHER TOPS. BLACK LEATHER SHOE. 15 BLACK BUTTONS. LEATHER STACK HEEL. PROBABLY NEW SOLES & HEELS. HEELS MODERN LAMINATED STACK TYPE. OVAL STAMPMARK ON BASE OF ONE SOLE. WHITE LEATHER SOILED AND STAINED. EITHER INTERIOR INK STAMPED "345 6099". "THE CLASSIC SHOE", LABEL INSIDE
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
INSIDE LABEL POSSIBLY ADDED BY SHOE REPAIR SHOP. OWNER MRS. LILLIAN OWEN. (HAD FIRST MATERNITY HOSP. ON 8TH ST.) CAME TO DONOR IN 1940, ALTHOUGH WORN PRIOR TO THAT DATE.
Catalogue Number
P19880055001
Acquisition Date
1988-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19880055002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Length
14.0
Width
5.0
Description
BLACK ANKLE BOOT, LEATHER UPPERS & SOLE. LEATHER LAMINATED STACK HEEL. BRASS TOE CAP. 6 PAIR GROMMETS, MISSING LACES. LEFT BOOT MISSING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BOOT WORN BY DONOR'S HUSBAND.
Catalogue Number
P19880055002
Acquisition Date
1988-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FELT BOOTS (PR)
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL FELT, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19900039003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FELT BOOTS (PR)
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL FELT, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
38.1
Length
30
Width
11.5
Description
WOOL FELT UPPERS, RUBBER BOTTOMS, FELT INSOLES. UPPERS HAVE FINGER HOLES FOR PULLING ON. BOTTOMS SLIGHTLY WORN."SIZE 7 MADE IN CANADA" ON SOLES; "DOMINION RUBBER". HOLES AT JOIN WITH RUBBER BOTTOMS, SOME REPAIRS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. RIGHT BOOT REPAIRED ON INNER LEG WITH BLUE AND BLACK THREAD. LEFT BOOT REPAIRED WITH BROWN THREAD ON OUTSIDE LEG. SMALL HOLE NEAR RUBBER SHOE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY DONOR'S FATHER, MARTIN JANZEN WHO IMMIGRATED TO ALBERTA FROM RUSSIA, SETTLING IN SUNNYSIDE AREA, EAST OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1920'S.
Catalogue Number
P19900039003
Acquisition Date
90-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19820022004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY UNIFORM
Date
1952
Materials
LEATHER, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
19.8
Length
33.5
Width
12
Description
BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS. PRINTED ON TONGUE "11330306" BLACK LACES,LEATHER SOLES. PRINTED ON SIDE "BILTRITE".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
BELONGED TO FRED KING, FOR HISTORY SEE ATTACHED RECORDS ON FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO FREDERICK “FRED” THOMAS KING’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “KING PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY MARCH 8TH 1986, AT THE AGE OF 82 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. NANCY KING OF 1416, 15TH AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE. BORN IN LONDON ENGLAND IN 1904, THE LATE MR. KING IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1919 TO MAPLE CREEK SASKATCHEWAN. HE LATER MOVED TO WINNIPEG, MANITOBA WHERE HE TRAINED AS A MECHANIC FOR THE CPR. FRED LATER MOVED TO ALBERTA WHERE HE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1927, FORMING FRED KING MOTOR CO. LTD., IN 1945, AND OPERATED A SUCCESSFUL AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP UNTIL RETIRING IN 1971. MR. KING WAS APPOINTED HONORARY LIEUTENANT COLONEL 18TH FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1965 AND HONORARY COLONEL 1969-1977. HE WAS ALSO APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA FROM 1971-1977 AND SERVED ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ALBERTA ARMY CADET LEAGUE FROM 1971-78 AND WAS PRESIDENT FROM 1975-1976.” ACCORDING TO THE BIOGRAPHY IN THE PERMANENT FILE, “KING ENLISTED AS GUNNER 112TH FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1940 AND WAS COMMISSIONED LIEUTENANT 41ST FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1944. KING WAS ALSO AN HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (AT THE TIME OF DONATION IN 1982).” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE P19790097000.
Catalogue Number
P19820022004
Acquisition Date
1980-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, ELASTIC COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19740060005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
LEATHER, ELASTIC COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
17
Length
31.5
Width
11.1
Description
HIGHLY POLISHED BLACK LEATHER. FRONT & BACK PULL TABS OF HEAVY COTTON/LINEN. "#495" WRITTEN IN INK INSIDE EACH BOOT. "04924" STAMPED INSIDE EACH BOOT. SIDE PANELS OF BLACK ELASTIC.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNIFORM WORN ONLY FOR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCE OFFICE. THIS STYLE OF MESS KIT HAS BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE FORMATION OF THE R.C.A.F. SEE P19740060001-GA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. ******UPDATE 28 FEBRUARY 2011******* BASED ON LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1943 AND 1946 IN ADDITION TO PARSONS’ HERALD-PUBLISHED OBITUARY IN 1992, CLAUDE ROBERT JAMES PARSONS WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1916 AND SERVED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE (R.C.A.F.) DURING WORLD WAR TWO. THE 1946 ARTICLE STATES THAT HE PURSUED A CAREER AS A CIVILIAN ACCOUNTANT IN LETHBRIDGE AFTER THE WAR, BUT AT SOME POINT HE RE-ENLISTED WITH THE RCAF AND SERVED WITH IT UNTIL HIS WEST COAST SEMI-RETIREMENT IN 1965. DONOR CORRESPONDENCE ON FILE INDICATES THAT PARSONS MADE THE DONATION FROM WHITE ROCK, BC. IN THE LETTERS HE STATES THAT THE UNIFORM HAS “NO DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA”. AT THE TIME OF WRITING (30 MAY, 1974), HE ADDITIONALLY STATED THAT HIS UNIFORM WAS “ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD”. PRIOR TO JOINING THE RCAF IN APRIL 1940, CLAUDE PARSONS WAS WITH LETHBRIDGE’S 20TH BATTERY, RCA FROM 1934 TO 1938. HE WAS COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER AND SERVED WITH THE 39TH BATTERY. IN 1939 HE RETURNED TO THE 20TH BATTERY IN AN ACTIVE SERVICE, MOBILIZED CAPACITY. THREE YEARS AFTER HE TRANSFERRED TO THE RCAF (1940-1943), HE DEPARTED CANADA AND WAS POSTED TO AN OVERSEAS’ “BASE ACCOUNTS UNIT” IN LONDON. HE REMAINED THERE UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE WITH THE RANK OF FLIGHT LIEUTENANT IN 1945 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE HERALD ARTICLES AND DONOR-SUBMITTED LETTERS, AS REFERENCED ABOVE, IN THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* DECEMBER 19, 2011 - A DUPLICATE RECORD - P19740060000 WAS DELETED. RECORD CONTAINED A CONGLOMERATE OF INFORMATION FROM P19740060001-8 AND THE DATA WAS IDENTICAL. P19740060000 WAS DELETED IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFUSION.
Catalogue Number
P19740060005
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PAIR POLICE RIDING BOOTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19960112014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR POLICE RIDING BOOTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
47.3
Length
32
Width
10.9
Description
PAIR TALL BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE (RIDING) BOOTS. LACED TO MID-CALF UP FRONT AND AT TOP OF OUTER SIDES. SOFTER LEATHER PANEL STITCHED IN BEHIND LACED PORTION TO FORM SEAL. SHORT HEEL. STAMPED INSIDE EACH IS "410 3528 1 800446 20". "BILTRITE" AND "10D" ON SOLES. BOOTS ARE SLIGHTLY CREASED; APPEAR QUITE NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
MOTORCYCLE CORPS OF LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE FORMED LATE '40S TO MID 80S. FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY ON THE CORPS SEE P19960112001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112014
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19960112042
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
19.4
Length
30.5
Width
10.8
Description
PAIR BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS. LEATHER SOLES; RUBBER HEELS MARKED "SUPER CUSHION GOOD YEAR". COTTON LACES UP FRONTS. INTERIOR OF BOOTS LINED WITH BROWN LEATHER; INSIDE HEELS MARKED "POLICE BOOT"; "GENUINE LEATHER INSIDE". ALSO STAMPED "6105 7B14499 12-67"; "MADE IN CANADA". BOOTS CREASED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FROM LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112042
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY BOOTS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041223
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BOOTS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1
Length
10.5
Width
9.5
Description
ONE PAIR OF PINK WOOL BABY BOOTS. TIGHT KNIT WITH OPEN LOOPS AROUND ANKLES FOR PINK RIBBON TIES. ONLY ONE BOOT HAS PINK RIBBON TIE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY BOOTS BELONGED TO DONOR AS A BABY IN VANCOUVER. HER FATHER WAS REV. NAKAYAMA AND THEIR 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
P19970041223
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PR. WOMENS'
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19800055000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PR. WOMENS'
Date
1909
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
27.0
Length
30.0
Width
7.6
Description
LADIES BLACK KID LEATHER, LACE-UP SHOES (BOOTS). BLACK COTTON LACINGS. BOOTS REACH ABOUT MID-CALF IN HEIGHT. POINTED TOES AND FLARED HEEL. WHITE CLOTH LINING ON INSIDE. ONE PAIR. LEFT READS "DE WOLFE'S SHOES LETHBRIDGE"; OTHER BOOT MARKED "ONYX". 19 HOLE LACE UP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. M. J. GIBSON WHEN SHE CAME FROM ROCKLAND, ONTARIO TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1909. SHE HAS STAYED HERE EVER SINCE AND GOT MARRIED HERE IN 1931. SHE IS 88 YRS. AT TIME OF DONATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A DRESS DONATED BY MRS. H. LAWFORD. RESEARCH USING THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVES AND ONLINE OBITUARIES FOUND THE DONOR’S FULL NAME TO BE EDITH MILDRED LAWFORD (NEE GIBSON). LAWFORD PASSED AWAY IN TORONTO ON 18 FEBRUARY 2005. THIS DRESS IS RECORDED TO HAVE BELONGED TO CLARA FEDILIA GIBSON (NEE WAY). GIBSON WAS BORN IN 1892 AND CAME TO ALBERTA WHEN HER FATHER, DANIEL HERBERT GIBSON (1848-1917), WHO WAS A BUTCHER IN ROCKLAND, ONT., MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS THE SECOND YOUNGEST OF HER PARENTS’ 11 CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED ON 8TH AVENUE NORTH. THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT COMES FROM AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1991 THAT WAS CELEBRATING GIBSON’S 100TH BIRTHDAY: “[GIBSON’S] HAPPY WITH THE WAY LETHBRIDGE HAS DEVELOPED SINCE SHE ARRIVED WITH HER PARENTS... ‘IT WAS LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD,’ SAYS CLARA, RECALLING THE FLEDGING DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY… ‘WE WERE HERE TO HELP BUILD IT UP,’ SHE LAUGHS, ‘WE WATCHED IT GROW AND IT’S GROWN INTO A NICE CITY.’” GIBSON MARRIED DR. MILTON JOHN GIBSON (B. 1886), WHO WAS A PIONEER LETHBRIDGE DENTIST. THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER, DONOR EDITH LAWFORD. DR. GIBSON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 11 APRIL 1969 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. CLARA GIBSON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 15 MARCH 1993. RESEARCH TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19800055000
Acquisition Date
1979-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, BAKELITE, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
21.4
Length
5
Description
1. LEATHER BOOT WITH 5.5CM WOODEN CUBAN-STYLE HEEL. BULLDOG TOE, WITH BUTTON SIDE CLOSURE ALONG OUTSIDE EDGE OF BOOT. FOURTEEN BAKELITE BUTTONS TOTAL. HEEL IS NAILED ON; LEATHER SOLE STITCHED. ANKLE-LENGTH. YELLOWING CANVAS LINING, WITH INK WRITING "ANNA MURDOCH 623-14TH ST SO LETHBRIDGE." LEATHER IS CRACKING IN SOME AREAS, AND SOLE IS LIFTING SLIGHTLY IN ARCH AREA. 2. LEFT BOOT IS IDENTICAL TO RIGHT BOOT EXCEPT IT ONLY READS "ANNA MURDOCH" INSIDE BOOT, AND IS MISSING ONE BUTTON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WERE OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH AND WERE PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. ATTACHED HERALD PHOTOS SHOW THE DISPLAY OF THESE ARTIFACTS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071009
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
28
Length
26
Width
7.8
Description
1. RIGHT BOOT. 6.8CM WOODEN HEEL IS SMOOTH AND FLARED. THE BOTTOM HAS BEEN NAILED ON AND THE WOODEN SOLE HAS BEEN SEWN ON. LEATHER UPPERS HAVE POINTED TOE AND SMOOTH FINISH. A REINFORCED LAYER SURROUND THE SIDES OF FOOT AND ARE HELD TOGETHER WITH A VERTICAL SEAM IN THE INSIDE MIDDLE AND BACK OF THE FOOT. BOOTS LACE UP THE MIDDLE WITH A BLACK COTTON CORD AND NINETEEN HOLES ON EITHER SIDE. THE HOLES ARE FINISHED WITH BAKELITE. THE BOOTS REACH APPROXIMATELY TO MID-CALF. INSIDE IS LINED WITH A YELLOWING CANVAS WHICH READS ON THE OUTER SIDE IN INK "ANNA MURDOCH 623-14 ST SO LETHBRIDGE". ON THE INNER PART OF THE LINING IS STAMPED "460 776 3027". THE BOOT SHOWS WEAR AND THE LEATHER IS CRACKING AND FLAKING IN NUMEROUS SPOTS. THE TOE OF THE SOLE IS PEELING OFF AND SHOWS SIGN OF WEAR ALONG THE BALL OF THE FOOT. THE CORD IS FRAYING IN ONE PLACE. 2. LEFT BOOT. IS IDENTICAL TO THE RIGHT BOOT EXCEPT IT ONLY READS "ANNA MURDOCH" ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOOT, AND THE CORD IS BROKEN OFF AT ONE END.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH AND WERE PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071010
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PARATROOPER BOOTS
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930066002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARATROOPER BOOTS
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
28.7
Length
29.2
Width
11.3
Description
ONE PAIR OF RED LEATHER LACE UP BOOTS. EACH BOOT IS SQUARE TOED WITH 9 EYELETS UP EACH SIDE FOR LACING. TOP OF BOOT REACHES LOWER CALF AREA AND HAS FASTENING STRAP WITH 5 HOLES AND BRASS BUCKLE ON OUTER SIDE OF BOOT. ALL LEATHER IS MACHINE STITCHED WITH THREE LAYER LEATHER SOLE. EACH HEEL HAS 1CM OF RUBBER ATTACHED WITH THREE PLUGS FOR REMOVAL OF FASTENING NAILS. EACH SOLE HAS NUMEROUS SMALL NAILS FOR FASTENING. EACH BOOT ALSO HAS RED COTTON LACES WITH STEEL TAGS. THE EYELETS ARE MADE OF BRASS. LEATHER IS WELL BROKEN IN BUT NOT BADLY WORN. SLIGHT CRACKING OF LEATHER ON TOP OF TOES AND AT HEELS. MODERATE CRACKING ALONG INSIDE TOP OF BOTH BOOTS. RIGHT BOOT HAS TWO RED PAINT SPLATTERS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
SEE RECORD FOR P19930066001-GA *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OWNER. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING: ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH WAS BORN IN CARDSTON ALBERTA ON JUNE 21, 1918, WAS EDUCATED IN MACLEOD AND PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 20, 1993. IN THE WOLFORD AREA HISTORY BOOK TITLED: FROM LUMPY BUTTE, MEMORIES LIVE FOREVER, AINSCOUGH’S WIFE (BUCK CRAIG) WROTE, “AINSCOUGH JOINED THE 93RD BATTERY IN 1940. (ANOTHER ACCOUNT WITHIN THE SAME HISTORY BOOK SUGGESTS THAT AINSCOUGH ENLISTED AT CALGARY IN JANUARY OF 1942.) THE BATTERY INCLUDED A TROOP FROM CARDSTON AND GRANUM. BEN HIGGS AND REED JOINED UP TOGETHER AND WENT TO VICTORIA TO QUALIFY FOR THEIR COMMISSIONS AS LIEUTENANTS IN THE ARTILLERY. AFTER A FEW MONTHS IN BRANDON, HE AND BEN WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS. BEN WENT TO ITALY AND REED FIRST SERVED IN BORDEN, ENGLAND AS A GUN POSITION OFFICER AND THEN JOINED THE “E” TROOP OF THE 91ST BATTERY, WHICH SERVED IN NORMANDY AND N.W. EUROPE. HE DID TAKE SOME TIME IN JULY 1942 TO MARRY BUCK CRAIG. REED SERVED AS A FORWARD OBSERVATION OFFICER WITH THE ARTILLERY. HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE NORMANDY REGION. AINSCOUGH’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR CAEN, WHILE THE DESCRIPTION WRITTEN BY HIS WIFE IN THE WOLFORD HISTORY BOOK CLAIMS HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR ROUEN. BOTH LOCATIONS ARE IN THE NORMANDY REGION OF FRANCE. AFTER SPENDING TEN MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE RETURNED TO THE FIELD AND SERVED IN HOLLAND WITH THE 110TH BATTERY, 15TH FIELD REGIMENT JUST BEFORE ARMISTICE. AINSCOUGH RECEIVED SIX MEDALS AND WAS DISCHARGED WITH THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. AFTER RETURNING TO FORT MACLEOD, HE WAS PERSUADED TO COMMAND THE 93RD BATTERY. HE ALSO COMMANDED THE FORT MACLEOD CADET CORPS AND FORMED THREE OTHER CADET CORPS – IN PINCHER CREEK, ST. PAUL’S AND ST. MARY’S CORPS ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWII, HE RETURNED HOME TO FORT MACLEOD. HE LATER MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT AND HELD THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT." FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19930066002
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILDREN'S SHOES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
DEMIN, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990035157
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILDREN'S SHOES
Date
1874
Materials
DEMIN, LEATHER
No. Pieces
4
Height
11.0
Length
12.6
Width
4.1
Description
BLACK. THE MAIN PART OF THE BOOT IS MADE OUT OF A BLACK DENIM-LIKE MATERIAL. THE TOE OF THE BOOT HAS A DECORATIVE LEATHER PIECE OVER IT. THE TONGUE IS BLACK LEATHER. THE TOP OF THE BOOT IS SCALLOPED, AND IS ALSO COVERED WITH LEATHER, ALONG WITH THE LACE HOLES. THE LACES ARE THIN BLACK THREADS. THE SOLES ARE BROWN LEATHER. INSIDE THE BOOT IS AN OFF-WHITE. THE FABRIC HAS WORN AWAY IN PLACES, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE SOLE AND BELOW THE TOP LEATHER RIM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME WITH A PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAID "THESE WERE THE FIRST PAIR OF SHOES WORN BY MRS. ELSIE LIVINSTONE IN 1874, AND WERE DONATED TO THE PEMMICAN CLUB ON HER 95TH BIRTHDAY. NOV. 5TH. 1968.". SEE P19990035001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035157
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ARMY BOOTS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960029014
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARMY BOOTS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
19
Length
29.8
Width
10.7
Description
PAIR BLACK LEATHER ARMY BOOTS. BOOTS HAVE ROUND TOE VAMP IN ONE PIECE. EYELET TAB IS SEWN TO VAMP AND EXTENDS BACK TO WAIST OF SHOE AND EXTENDS UP INTO HIGH ANKLE CUFF. TABS HAVE 7 STEEL EYELETS PAINTED BLACK. PAINT IS MOSTLY WORN OFF. OUTSIDE COUNTER AT HEEL OF BOOT NARROWS INTO SUPPORT STRIP AT BACK OF HEEL CUFF. EACH BOOT HAS BLACK COTTON LACES WITH STEEL TAGS PAINTED BLACK THAT IS WORN. EACH BOOT HAS LEATHER INSOLE THAT HAS "8 1/2 E (M)" STAMPED INTO IT. EACH BOOT HAS THREE LAYERED MACHINE STITCHED SOLE. SOLES HAVE STEEL NAILS AROUND EDGES AND NUMEROUS HOLES WHERE NAILS HAVE FALLEN OUT. BOOTS HAVE 2.5CM HEELS WITH PONY SIZED STEEL HORSE-SHOES NAILED TO HEEL. BOTTOM LAYER OF LEATHER ON HEEL HAS BEEN CUT TO FIT INSIDE OF HORSESHOE. THAT PIECE ON BOTH SHOES IS ROTTED AND WORN. HORSESHOES AND NAILS ON HEEL ARE CORRODED. RIGHT BOOT HAS "8" STAMPED INTO BOTTOM OF SOUL AT WAIST OF SHOE. EDGES OF HORSESHOE AT BACK OF HEELS ARE WORN DOWN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20030048000 AND ITS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE. DONOR'S HUSBAND, JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT, ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY IN JUNE OF 1943 AND SERVED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE. HE WAS DISCHARGED APRIL 5, 1946 WITH POST-WAR DEMOBILIZATION. THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO HIM. MR. HUNT WAS FROM EASTEND, SASKATCHEWAN. TO VIEW COPIES OF DISCHARGE PAPERS SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF SUSPENDERS DONATED BY AGNES HUNT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE FINDAGRAVE.COM JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT WAS BORN IN BEETON, ON ON DECEMBER 26, 1908, TO HARRY AND HARRIET (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) HUNT. HE WAS RAISED IN FOREMOST, AB. ON JULY 3, 1941, HE MARRIED AGNES ACKERMAN. HE ENLISTED IN WWII IN 1943 AND WAS DISCHARGED IN 1946. JOSEPH PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 87. AGNES HUNT (NEE ACKERMAN) WAS BORN IN 1919 AND PASSED AWAY IN 2004. JOSEPH AND AGNES ARE BOTH BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960029014
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
R.C.M.P. ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20020021003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
R.C.M.P. ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.5
Length
30.3
Width
10.8
Description
PAIR OF BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS. BLACK SHOELACES. AT TOP OF EACH BOOT ON INSIDE OF ANKLE THE LETTERS "MP" ARE PERFORATED INTO LEATHER. STAMPED INSIDE EACH BOOT IS "E 80 1450 A I". BOOTS HAVE BROWN LEATHER SOLES. EMBOSSED ON HEEL OF BOOTS IS "WINGFOOT GOOD YEAR".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 UNTIL 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT, EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE RCMP VETERAN'S ASSOCATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN. *UPDATE* AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT’S COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE DONOR JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN REGARDS TO A NEW ARTIFACT OFFER SHE WAS MAKING TO THE MUSEUM. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20180014001 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAREER OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD ETTERSHANK “BUCK” BUCHANAN, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND THE OBITUARY COPY.
Catalogue Number
P20020021003
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19672431000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.5
Length
24.0
Width
9.0
Description
HANDMADE BLACK LEATHER LACE BOOTS. RUBBER HEEL. BOTH BOOTS ARE SAME CONDITION. 12 HOLE BOOTS, WITH FLAT HEEL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED THE BOOTS DONATED BY JOHN DARE IN 1967. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS LARGELY UNSUCCESSFUL. ONE SOURCE WAS FOUND THROUGH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD DIGITAL ARCHIVES WHICH PICTURES A JOHN DARE AT A MEETING OF THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE AMALGAMATED CIVIL SERVANTS ASSOCIATIONS. THE CAPTION READS THAT HE WAS AMONG THOSE PRESENTED WITH A PAST PRESIDENTS' PIN AT THE MEETING (LETHBRIDGE HERALD, 18 JANUARY 1956).
Catalogue Number
P19672431000
Acquisition Date
1967-06
Collection
Museum
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