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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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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
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
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Other Name
ACME BOOT
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1962
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20150016005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ACME BOOT
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1962
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
28.5
Length
30.5
Description
A-B: RED COWBOY BOOTS (LEFT AND RIGHT BOOT). THE LEATHER BOOT BODIES ARE RED WITH GOLD ACCENTS AND GOLD OPENING TRIMS. LEATHER SOLES HAVE BEEN RE-HEELED. INTERIORS LABELLED “ACME BOOT” AND INK STAMPED, “MADE IN THE USA”. GOOD CONDITION. ON BOTH BOOTS, THERE IS A RED DYE LOSS IN VARIOUS PLACES, ESPECIALLY AT THE TOES. SOME OF THE GOLD ACCENTS ARE SCUFFED. REGULAR WEAR TO THE BOTTOM SOLES. THERE IS WEAR TO THE INSIDE SOLES (MORE SEVERELY ON BOOT A). BOTH BOOTS ARE MISSHAPEN (BOOT B TO A GREATER EXTENT). ON BOOT A, THERE IS A LOOSE THREAD ON THE TOE DESIGN. THERE IS A LOOSE YELLOW THREAD ON THE INSIDE HEEL ON BOOT B.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
PROFESSIONS
LEISURE
History
EVERAL HORHOZER (NÉE SUPINA) WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE YEAR OF 1927 TO HER PARENTS DONAH (NÉE HILL) AND NICHOLAS SUPINA. SUPINA WAS THE OWNER OF SUPINA’S MERCANTILE ON 13TH STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE. THESE COWBOY BOOTS WERE PART OF THE STAGE OUTFIT WORN BY JOE HORHOZER WHEN HE WAS THE ACCORDION PLAYER AND MUSIC ARRANGER FOR A WELL-KNOWN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL GROUP CALLED THE ALBERTA RANCH BOYS. THE GROUP FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 1937 WITH MEMBERS LOUIS (LOU) GONZY, MATT (BUCK) WASOWICH, PETER (CURLY) GURLOCK, REMO BACEDA, AND ‘LITTLE JOE’ HORHOZER. COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS (ON APRIL 2, APRIL 16, AND MAY 7, 2015) WITH HORHOZER REGARDING A GROUP OF ARTIFACTS SHE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS COME FROM THESE INTERVIEWS AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH REGARDING THE HORHOZER FAMILY HISTORY. IN THE INTERVIEW, HORHOZER EXPLAINED SHE MET HER HUSBAND, JOE HORHOZER, WHEN HE CAME TO WORK FOR SUPINA’S MERCANTILE. FOR THE STORY OF HOW THEY MET, PLEASE SEE RECORDS P20150016003 AND P20150016004. WHEN DESCRIBING HER HUSBAND'S MUSIC CAREER, HORHOZER SAID, “I WOULD CALL HIM THE LEAD INSTRUMENT BECAUSE AN ACCORDION IS, EH? AND HE WAS EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED WITH THE ACCORDION; THAT’S WHAT EVERYBODY SAID, THAT THERE ISN’T ANYONE, AT LEAST AROUND THIS COUNTRY, THAT COULD COMPARE WITH HIM.” DESCRIBED IN THEIR SOUVENIR BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1941 AS “PROFESSIONAL RADIO ENTERTAINERS”, THE ‘ALBERTA RANCH BOYS’ WERE FORMED WHEN THE LOCAL EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE PARADE WAS FOUND WANTING FOR A “COWBOY BAND” AS PART OF ITS LINEUP. ACCOLADES FOR THE PARADE ACT FOLLOWED, INSPIRING THE GROUP “TO EMBARK ON THE LONG ROAD TO FAME AND FORTUNE”. IN A YEAR’S TIME – AND AFTER TOURING THROUGH ALBERTA AND BC – THE BAND ENDED UP IN VANCOUVER. THERE IT ESTABLISHED ITSELF, ACCORDING TO THE BOOKLET, AS “WESTERN CANADA’S MOST VERSATILE STAGE AND DANCE FAVOURITE,” BROADCASTING ITS COWBOY MELODIES FOR OVER TWO CONTINUOUS YEARS VIA CKWX (VANCOUVER’S LARGEST RADIO STUDIO AT THE TIME). DURING THE WAR, IT DONATED ITS TALENTS TO THE PROMOTION OF WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES. ONE VICTORY RALLY SONG FOR STAMPS WAS “WE’VE BOUGHT THEM BEFORE AND WE’LL BUY THEM AGAIN.” BY EARLY JAN-FEB 1943, THE BAND HAD PEAKED. ONE MEMBER IS REPORTED TO HAVE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY WHILE OTHERS, ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, “GOT SICK”. “THEY DID A LOT IN TORONTO.” RECALLED EVERAL IN AN INTERVIEW. “[IT WAS FROM] TORONTO THEN THEY COULD HAVE GONE [TO NEW YORK] - THAT’S WHERE THEY WERE OFFERED THE BIG JOB OF RECORDING AND BEING ON TV…BUT THEN [JOE] SAYS THAT HE DOESN’T CARE, BECAUSE HE SAYS IF HE WOULD HAVE WENT, HE WOULDN’T HAVE MET ME, SO, I MEAN, THAT WAS A NICE THING TO SAY. HE SAYS LIFE TURNED OUT GOOD FOR HIM.” EVERAL WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS AT THE TIME OF THEIR MEETING. AFTER FINDING OUT, SHE SAID, “WELL, I THOUGHT, GEE WHIZ, WELL, HE JUST ISN’T AN EVERYDAY JOE AND EVERYBODY IN TOWN KNEW HIM AND ADMIRED HIM. YEAH, IT MADE ME A LITTLE MORE HAPPY.” THESE RED COWBOY BOOTS WERE PART OF THE COSTUME JOE HORHOZER WORE WHEN HE PERFORMED WITH THE ALBERTA RANCH BOYS, AND LATER THE 'COUNTRY CAPERS,' A LETHBRIDGE-BASED BAND FOR WHICH HE PLAYED THE ACCORDION BEGINNING IN 1958. IT WAS EVERAL WHO DYED THEM THE BRIGHT RED COLOUR: “HE ASKED ME [TO DYE THE BOOTS]. HE SAID HE WANTED TO CHANGE, THEY WERE GETTING TO LOOK KIND OF SHABBY, AND I DON’T KNOW WHY HE PICKED RED, BUT THAT’S WHAT HE DID SO, THAT’S WHAT I - ACTUALLY THESE STOOD UP QUITE WELL [LAUGHS]. THE REGULAR COLOUR WAS - I THINK THEY WERE BLACK-LIKE. BLACK WITH WHITE... THOSE WERE THE ONLY BOOTS THAT HE HAD.” OF THE PERFORMANCE COSTUME EVERAL HORHOZER SAID: “WHEN THEY STARTED PLAYING AT THE TRIANON THEN, I TELL YOU, THEY START WEARING MORE BAND [CLOTHES] - LIKE THEY HAD DIFFERENT BLAZERS, COLOURED BLAZERS – BLUE ONES AND RED ONES AND ALL WORE BLAZERS THEN ‘CAUSE THEY WANTED TO BECOME LIKE A DANCE BAND, I GUESS YOU’D SAY.” “HE WOULD NEVER FORGET THAT TIME [WITH THE RANCH BOYS],” HORHOZER SAID OF HER HUSBAND, “HE TALKED ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME. HOW THEY MET SO MANY [PEOPLE], LIKE THEY’D PLAY AT PRIVATE PARTIES FOR WEALTHY PEOPLE. HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED HIS MUSIC. HE LIVED FOR HIS MUSIC.” BACK HERE IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1958, EVERAL’S HUSBAND JOE WENT ON TO PERFORM WITH THE COUNTRY CAPERS, PLAYING ACCORDION FOR A WEEKLY BROADCAST VIA THE LOCAL TV STATION CJLH. IN 1961, THE STATION AND THE BROADCAST WERE PRESENTED WITH A NATIONAL LIBERTY AWARD FOR “TV STATION SHOWMANSHIP” AND “BEST LOCAL PROGRAMMING.” IN HIS TIME, ‘LITTLE JOE’ PLAYED WITH ROY ROGERS, GENE AUTRY AND TOMMY HUNTER. HE DIED IN 2010 AT AGE 89. EVERAL HORHOZER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE 6 YEARS LATER ON JUNE 6, 2016 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, AND FURTHER PUBLICATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P20150016005
Acquisition Date
2015-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR BABY BOOTIES
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC
Catalogue Number
P19980063002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR BABY BOOTIES
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SYNTHETIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
4.6
Length
10.5
Width
5.8
Description
PAIR LIGHT BLUE PLUSH BABY BOOTIES. RABBIT EARS, RED GOOGLY EYES, AND PINK AND GREEN EMBROIDERED NOSE ON UPPERS. INTERIOR LINED WITH WHITE PLUSH; LABEL IN BACK OF EACH BOOTIE WITH "JAPAN".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR, WHO WAS BORN IN TABER IN 1957. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19950049001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING PARTS OF SEVERAL ITEMS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. LEVI MACDONALD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 6, 1977. HE WAS BORN IN WEST TILBURY TOWNSHIP, ESSEX COUNTY, ON ON JULY 30, 1889, THE SON OF HIRAM AND ALICE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) MACDONALD. IN 1914, LEVI MARRIED ESTELLA AGNES CHALMERS. IN 1918, THEY LIVED IN BURDETT AND THEN IN TABER IN 1921. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE ALBERTA FISH AND GAME ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, THE MOOSE LODGE, THE CANADIAN LEGION, AND THE ELKS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. ESTELLA AGNES MACDONALD (NEE CHALMERS) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ONTARIO. ESTELLA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MAY 11, 1981. LEA HIRAM MACDONALD WAS BORN IN LOWBANKS, ON ON MARCH 11, 1928 AND GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM IN TABER. HE MARRIED BEVERLY AYERS IN GREAT FALLS, MT ON MARCH 10, 1958. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2007. THE DONOR IS THE DAUGHTER OF MAURICE/MAURY DAHLQUIST AND MARY (NEE MACDONALD) DAHLQUIST, OF BELLEVUE, WA. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19950049 FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING FIFTEEN ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS AND THEIR USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19980063002
Acquisition Date
1990-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1899
Date Range To
1968
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20170010000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1899
Date Range To
1968
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
12
Height
55.5
Length
28.5
Width
10
Description
A: RIGHT BROWN LEATHER BOOT. THE LEATHER IS ABOUT 2CM THICK, MEASURED FROM THE TOP. WORN BLACK LEATHER SOLE, HEEL AFFIXED WITH WORN METAL NAILS. TWO LACE LINES ARE ON THE BOOT, ONE MEASURES SEVEN HOLES LONG ABOVE THE TOP OF THE FOOT, THE OTHER MEASURING FIVE HOLES LONG ON THE TOP OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE BOOT. THE LACE HOLES ARE RIMMED WITH RED METAL FRAMES. THE SOLE IS WORN, STAINED, AND FRAYED RED. TEXT STAMPED ON THE SOLE READS “A.E. N…ON CO. SYRACCUSE N.Y. U.S.A.” THE BOOTS LEATHER IS WORN ON THE TOE AND SCRATCHED ALL OVER. A CUT IN THE LEATHER SITS ABOVE THE TOE. THE STITCHING AT THE BACK OF THE BOOT HAS TORN OPEN AND AT THE TOP OF THE BOOT, NEXT TO THE LEATHER PULL, THE BOOT IS SPLIT NEXT TO THE SEAM. THE LEATHER INSIDE THE BOOT IS FLAKING OFF IN THE HEEL AND THE INSIDE EDGE. WHITE FABRIC PULL LOOPS SIT ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT INSIDE OF THE BOOT. DIMENSIONS: H: 46 CM, L: 28.5CM, W: 10 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. B: THE TOE-SHAPED PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. MADE OUT OF THE FOOT-SHAPED PIECE AND A HANDLE PIECE TO FIT INTO THE FRONT LEG INSERT PIECE, ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER WITH TWO LARGE SCREWS. WRITTEN ON TOP OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “R”. THE VARNISH IS CHIPPED AND DENTED. DIMENSIONS: H: 10 CM, L: 21 CM, W: 8 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. C: THE FRONT PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. ENDS IN TWO PRONGS TO SLOT OVER THE TOE INSERT OF THE BOOT, A TRACK RUNS ON THE BACK SIDE FOR THE INSERTION OF THE HANDLED INSERT PIECE. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “R”. WRITTEN ON THE UNVARNISHED BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS “R” AND “6 R…”. THE VARNISH IS SCRATCHED AND DENTED, JUST AT THE TOP FRONT EDGE. H: 43 CM, L: 5 CM, W: 8.4 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. D: THE BACK PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. SHAPED LIKE THE BACK OF THE LEG, ENDING IN THE HEEL. THE FLAT FRONT HAS WRITTEN ON IT IN BLACK INK “R”. THE VARNISH IS SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “R”. DIMENSIONS: H: 42.5 CM, L: 5.5 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. E: THE MIDDLE PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. THIN, THE INSERT TAPERS FROM THE TOP TO THE HEEL. THE VARNISH IS DARK, MINIMALLY SCRATCHED BUT DENTED AND DIMPLED. DIMENSIONS: H: 44.2 CM, L: 2.2 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. F: THE HANDLED PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT, MEANT TO FIT BETWEEN THE FRONT AND MIDDLE INSERT PIECE. THE FRONT OF THE PIECE FITS INTO THE FRONT WOOD INSERT’S TRACK. THE VARNISH IS MOSTLY WORN AWAY, SURVIVING ON THE HANDLE. THE WOOD IS SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. ON THE BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “L”. STAMPED ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “R”. DIMENSIONS: H: 55 CM, L: 1.6 CM, W: 8.5 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. G: THE LEFT BROWN LEATHER BOOT. THE LEATHER IS ABOUT 2CM THICK, MEASURED FROM THE TOP. WORN BLACK LEATHER SOLE, HEEL AFFIXED WITH WORN SILVER NAILS. TWO LACE LINES ARE ON THE BOOT, ONE MEASURES SEVEN HOLES LONG ABOVE THE TOP OF THE FOOT, THE OTHER MEASURING FIVE HOLES LONG ON THE TOP OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE BOOT. THE LACE HOLES ARE RIMMED WITH RED METAL FRAMES. THE SOLE IS WORN, STAINED, AND FRAYED RED. TEXT STAMPED ON THE SOLE READS “A.E. NETTLET… CO. S…SE N.Y. ...S.A.” THE BOOTS LEATHER IS WORN OVER THE TOP OF THE FOOT, THE SIDE OF THE HEEL, AND SCRATCHED ALL OVER. THE LEATHER INSIDE THE BOOT IS FLAKING OFF IN THE HEEL AND THE INSIDE EDGE. WHITE FABRIC PULL LOOPS SIT ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT INSIDE OF THE BOOT. DIMENSIONS: H: 46 CM, L: 28.8 CM, W: 9.7 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. H: THE TOE SHAPED PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. MADE OUT OF THE FOOT SHAPED PIECE AND A HANDLE PIECE TO FIT INTO THE FRONT LEG INSERT PIECE, ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER WITH TWO LARGE SCREWS. WRITTEN ON TOP OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “L”. THE VARNISH IS MINIMALLY DENTED. DIMENSIONS: H: 10 CM, L: 21 CM, W: 8 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. I: THE FRONT PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. ENDS IN TWO PRONGS TO SLOT OVER THE TOE INSERT OF THE BOOT, A TRACK RUNS ON THE BACK SIDE FOR THE INSERTION OF THE HANDLED INSERT PIECE. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “L”. WRITTEN ON THE UNVARNISHED BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS “L” AND “6 LEFT”. THE VARNISH IS SCRATCHED AND DENTED, MOSTLY AT THE TOP FRONT EDGE. DIMENSIONS: H: 43 CM, L: 5 CM, W: 8.4 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. J: THE BACK PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. SHAPED LIKE THE BACK OF THE LEG, ENDING IN THE HEEL. THE FLAT FRONT HAS WRITTEN ON IT IN BLACK INK “L”. THE VARNISH IS MINIMALLY SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “L”. DIMENSIONS: H: 42.5 CM, L: 5.5 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. K: THE MIDDLE PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. THIN, THE INSERT TAPERS FROM THE TOP TO THE HEEL. THE VARNISH IS DARK, SCRATCHED AND WORN IN PLACES. A KNOT IN THE WOOD HAS FALLEN OUT AND LEFT A HOLE IN THE TOP OF THE INSERT. DIMENSIONS: H: 44.3 CM, L: 2.5 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. L: THE HANDLED PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT, MEANT TO FIT BETWEEN THE FRONT AND MIDDLE INSERT PIECE. THE FRONT OF THE PIECE FITS INTO THE FRONT WOOD INSERT’S TRACK. THE VARNISH IS MOSTLY WORN AWAY, SURVIVING ON THE HANDLE. THE WOOD IS SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. ON THE BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “R” WITH TWO LINES DRAWN OVER IT. STAMPED ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “L”. ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE INSERT IS A NAIL, THE TOP GRINDED DOWN. DIMENSIONS: H: 55.5 CM, L: 1.9 CM, W: 8.6 CM. CONDITION: GOOD.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
MILITARY
PROFESSIONS
LEISURE
History
THIS PAIR OF RIDING BOOTS BELONGED TO MURRAY NELSON, THE BROTHER DONOR KATHRYN HINMAN. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THESE BOOTS AND THEIR OWNER, GALT COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED HINMAN AT THE MUSEUM ON MARCH 20, 2017. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: “THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THESE BOOTS WAS MY BROTHER, MURRAY [NELSON],” HINMAN BEGAN, “HE PASSED AWAY AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 2015… HE WAS A LOCAL MUSICIAN. HE CAME INTO THE POSSESSION OF THESE BOOTS FROM MY GRANDFATHER, GEORGE S. BROWN, WHO WAS LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE S. BROWN. MY GRANDDAD WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF BRIGADIER GENERAL STEWART. GRANDDAD CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THESE BOOTS AT SOME POINT FROM DR. STEWART AND WHEN MY BROTHER WAS ABOUT EIGHTEEN, MY GRANDFATHER PASSED THEM ON TO HIM.” “[MURRAY DID] TELL ME THAT HE WAS IN THE GARAGE OUT AT THE FARM, WHICH IS ACTUALLY BROWN ROAD JUST OFF THE COUTTS’ HIGHWAY AND THAT WAS WHERE MY GRANDFATHER’S ACREAGE WAS. ON THAT ACREAGE, THERE WAS A GARAGE [AMONG] MANY BUILDINGS. MURRAY HAD SAID GRANDDAD HAD TAKEN HIM INTO THE GARAGE AND WHEN MURRAY EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN [THE BOOTS THERE] GRANDDAD SAID, ‘YUP, YOU CAN HAVE THEM. THEY WERE GENERAL STEWART’S FROM THE BOER WAR. TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM.’” “[MY BROTHER] USED TO WEAR THEM PLAYING IN BANDS WHEN HE WAS EIGHTEEN AND UP,” HINMAN CONTINUED, “[THEY WERE] PART OF HIS DRESS CODE… THEY’RE LOVELY BOOTS. THE STORY WAS THAT THEY WERE FROM THE BOER WAR, WHICH PUTS THEM OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD… [MY BROTHER] PROBABLY ACQUIRED [THESE BOOTS WHEN] MY GRANDFATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1968. MURRAY WOULD HAVE BEEN EIGHTEEN [THAT YEAR]. HE WAS IN HIS ELEMENT PLAYING WITH THE BANDS, EXPERIMENTING WITH ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF MUSIC [AT THAT TIME]. I REMEMBER HIM LOOKING VERY COOL WEARING THEM. ALTHOUGH THESE ARE A VERY SMALL SIZE, RIGHT? SO I’M SURE THEY WERE A LITTLE PINCHEY.” “[MY BROTHER HAD] LONG HAIR – WELL EVERYBODY HAD LONG HAIR IN THE 60’S AND 70’S. [HE WAS] VERY COOL AND AT THAT POINT TOO MY DAD (BILL NELSON) HAD ACQUIRED A SMALL MGA, BURGUNDY-COLOURED, AND [MY BROTHER] USED TO BOMB AROUND AND GO TO BAND PRACTICE IN THAT. OH YEAH, HE WAS NOTORIOUS,” HINMAN LAUGHED, REMEMBERING. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER BROTHER, HINMAN REPLIED, “MY BROTHER WAS BORN IN 1950. HE WAS JUST A LITTLE OVER SIXTY-FIVE WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. HE WAS AN ACTIVE MUSIC TEACHER AND LOCAL GUITAR TEACHER IN TOWN. YOU COULD SEE HIM BUSKING ON THE STREETS IN FRONT OF THE PENNY COFFEE HOUSE AND IN FRONT OF ESQUIRE’S COFFEE HOUSE. EVERYBODY KNEW HIM. HE USED TO BUSK AT THE FARMER’S MARKET ON FIFTH STREET ON FIRST FRIDAYS. HE PLAYED IN BANDS FOREVER.” “[HE WAS IN A] ROCK’N ROLL BAND. HE WAS IN SO MANY BANDS OVER THE YEARS AND I DON’T KNOW THE NAMES OF THE EARLY BANDS. ONE OF [THE BANDS HE PLAYED WITH] WAS KRANDEL’S KLOUD MACHINE, ONE OF THEM WAS THE SHAMAN, AND THEN HE MOVED TO VANCOUVER FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND PLAYED IN VANCOUVER – UP AND DOWN THE WEST COAST. WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM THE COAST, HE JUST PLAYED EVERYWHERE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WITH VARIOUS PEOPLE… ANYWAY HE WAS VERY WELL KNOWN IN THE BAND SCENE AND HE HAD A RECORDING STUDIO. THAT WAS A PASSION. HE CALLED HIS RECORDING STUDIO, AARDVARK RECORDINGS. HE HAD HIS FIRST RECORDING STUDIO IN THE BASEMENT OF KRUEGER’S MUSIC, WHERE HE TAUGHT MUSIC FOR BILL KRUEGER. THEN HE MOVED ALL HIS STUFF OVER AND HE WAS IN THE BASEMENT OF THE TRIANON FOR YEARS TEACHING RECORDING AND THEN HE GOT INVOLVED IN TECHNOLOGY, SO HE STARTED FIXING COMPUTERS AND DID COMPUTER PROGRAMMING. HE KIND OF USED TECHNOLOGY IN THE RECORDING STUDIO. HE HAD THIS HUGE SOUND BOARD WITH ALL THE SWITCHES AND WHATEVER AND HE HAD TONS OF LIKE STACKS OF MACHINES [FOR RECORDING],” HINMAN REMEMBERED. “[MY BROTHER] HAD A REPUTATION,” HINMAN WENT ON, “[PEOPLE WOULD SAY TO ME], ‘OH YOUR MURRAY’S SISTER.’ IT WAS GREAT AND ACTUALLY MY HUSBAND WAS BORN IN CARDSTON AND HE HAD A BAND THAT HE USED TO PLAY IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WITH. WE HAVE AN ACTUAL RECORDING FROM THE BASEMENT RECORDING STUDIO AT KRUEGER’S, WHEN [MY BROTHER] RECORDED WITH MY HUSBAND’S BAND. IT WAS GREAT.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE MUSICAL INFLUENCE WITHIN HER FAMILY, HINMAN EXPLAINED, “MY MOM (MARGARET NELSON) WAS A LOCAL MUSIC TEACHER. SHE WAS A PIANO TEACHER. MY DAD’S MOTHER WAS KATE MARQUIS NELSON, WHO WAS A LOCAL PIANO TEACHER SO [WE HAD INFLUENCE] FROM BOTH ENDS. WE ALL GREW UP IN OUR HOUSEHOLD WITH MUSIC. I HAVE A DEGREE IN MUSIC AND I’M A MUSIC TEACHER AND MY YOUNGER BROTHER, MARK, PLAYS CLASSICAL GUITAR. WE HAD MUSIC EVERYWHERE. I HAVE SOME PICTURES AT HOME OF THE THREE KIDS WITH A DRUM SET AND I’M ON THE KEYBOARD AND MURRAY IS PLAYING GUITAR AND, EVEN A PICTURE OF MY MOM SITTING AT THE DRUMS TAKING PART IN THE MERRIMENT IN OUR BASEMENT.” “MY DAD PLAYED IN THE SYMPHONY. IN FACT, MY MOM AND DAD REVIVED THE SYMPHONY IN THE EARLY ‘60S. SO IT WAS JUST NATURAL FOR MURRAY TO [BE MUSICAL]. HE PLAYED EVERYTHING. HE PLAYED BANJO WITH MUSICAL THEATRE ONE YEAR, AND TAUGHT BANJO. HE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS THE ‘ONLY’ BANJO TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE. HE [ALSO] THOUGHT THAT HE WAS THE ONLY REAL GOOD GUITARIST TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE TOO,” HINMAN LAUGHED. “SO ANYWAY,” SHE CONTINUED, “IT WAS A STRUGGLE FINANCIALLY. MUSIC IS NOT AN EASY, AN EASY PROFESSION TO BE IN, A PERFORMING MUSICIAN. HE QUIT HIGH SCHOOL WHEN HE WAS PROBABLY SIXTEEN, BUT IN HIS MID TO LATE TWENTIES, HE FINISHED HIS DIPLOMA AND HE STARTED NURSING AT THE COLLEGE. HE DID PRETTY WELL [THERE], BUT HE DIDN’T DEAL WELL WITH AUTHORITY, SO HE DIDN’T FINISH IT. BUT [THROUGH THAT HE] GOT A LOT OF GOOD PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE. [AFTERWARDS] PROCEEDED TO PURSUE HIS PASSION, WHICH WAS MUSIC. IN THE LAST FEW YEARS OF HIS LIFE HE FIXED THOSE COMPUTER SIGNS THAT SIT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. HE WOULD FIX THE MOTHER BOARD… HE JUST DID WHAT HE WANTED. HE LIVED IS LIFE HIS WAY.” TO THE QUESTION OF WHY HER GRANDFATHER, GEORGE S. BROWN, RECEIVED THE BOOTS FROM GENERAL JOHN SMITH STEWART, HINMAN ANSWERED, “THE ONLY REASON I CAN THINK OF IS THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE GREAT FRIENDS… [IF GENERAL STEWART PASSED AWAY IN THE 1970S], THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AFTER MY GRANDFATHER [DIED]. I KNOW THAT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN THE MILITARY STUFF LOCALLY. ELLA STEWART AND MY GRANDMOTHER WERE GREAT FRIENDS. SOMEHOW [THESE BOOTS WERE] JUST PASSED ALONG TO GRANDDAD.” “WHEN MURRAY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE CANCER IN JUNE OF 2015, I KNEW THAT THERE WAS SOME ITEMS THAT HE HAD THAT I NEEDED TO RETRIEVE BECAUSE THEY WERE FAMILY HISTORY,” HINMAN REMEMBERED, “[AMONG THOSE TREASURED THINGS WERE] GENERAL STEWART’S BOOTS, SO I RETRIEVED THEM IN JULY… [MURRAY SAID], ‘TAKE THEM. DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WITH THEM.’” “[ONE REASON MY BROTHER HELD ON TO THE BOOTS WAS] HE WAS VERY CLOSE TO MY GRANDPARENTS, BECAUSE HE USED TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME OUT AT THE FARM,” HINMAN EXPLAINED, “I THINK THAT HE JUST COULDN’T BRING HIMSELF TO PART WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEY WERE PART OF HIS FAMILY HISTORY. IT WAS A SPECIAL KIND OF THING BECAUSE GRANDDAD HAD ACTUALLY PASSED THEM TO HIM.” MURRAY NELSON’S OBITUARY WAS PUBLISHED ON THE MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS WEBSITE. IT STATES, “WILLIAM MURRAY NELSON, AGE 65, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015, AFTER A VALIANT BATTLE WITH CANCER. MUSICIAN, PERFORMER, TEACHER, MENTOR, SOUND GUY, RECORDING GUY, VIDEO GUY, COMPUTER GUY, SIGN GUY; HE WAS A MAN WHO LIVED LIFE HIS WAY, ON HIS TERMS, DOING WHAT HE LOVED.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON DECEMBER 9, 2015, SHORTLY AFTER THE MUSICIAN’S DEATH STATES THAT AT A LOCAL MUSIC SHOW, PROMINENT LEHTBRIDGE SONGWRITER, LEEROY STAGGER, BEGAN THE SHOW WITH A TRIBUTE TO NELSON. TO FURTHER UNDERSCORE NELSON’S REPUTATION IN THE CITY, A DECEMBER 23, 2015 ARTICLE TITLED, “2015 WAS A MEMORABLE YEAR FOR CITY MUSIC SCENE,” WRITTEN FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD BY RICHARD AMERY STATED, “LETHBRIDGE SAID GOODBYE TO MURRAY NELSON, WHO PASSED AWAY FROM CANCER THIS YEAR. NELSON WAS ONE OF THE SCENE’S MORE PROMINENT PERFORMERS ON STAGE PERFORMING SOLO AND WITH A VARIETY OF BANDS AS WELL AS BUSKING ON THE STREETS ALL OVER LETHBRIDGE…HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON IN THE STUDENTS HE TAUGHT AND THE SOULS HE TOUCHED ON STAGE OR JUST CHATTING AT VARIOUS WATER HOLES.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND THE COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED.
Catalogue Number
P20170010000
Acquisition Date
2017-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
STRAP-ON ICE CLEATS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL (STEEL) LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20010057054
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STRAP-ON ICE CLEATS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1960
Materials
METAL (STEEL) LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
6.0
Length
5.6
Width
13.0
Description
CLEATS FIT ON A SHOE VIA A BROWN LEATHER STRAP WHICH IS TIGHTENED AROUND THE SHOE TO ANCHOR THE CLEATS ON. THE CLEATS THEMSELVES ARE MADE OF METAL (STEEL), AND FEATURE TWO ROWS OF METAL TRIANGLES ON EITHER SIDE. THE TWO CLEATS VARY IN SIZE WITH ONE PAIR APPEARING SIGNIFICANTLY CLEANER AND LARGER THAN THE OTHER. THE LEATHER STRAP IS ATTACHED TO THE CLEAT VIA METAL HOOKS THAT LOOP THROUGH TWO HOLES IN THE CLEAT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
THESE PARTICULAR ITEMS WERE USED TO WALK SECURELY ON ICE, AND WERE PROBABLY USED MAINLY WHEN ICE FISHING. ALL OF THESE ARTIFACTS WOULD HAVE BEEN OWNED BY EITHER HAZEL RUTH MCNABBB AND HER MOTHER MRS. JOSEPH MCNABB (MAE). HOWEVER, MOST WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HAZEL. MOST PURCHASES WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE IN OR NEAR LETHBRIDGE OR FORT MACLEOD. THE DONOR WAS BORN IN 1912 IN FORT MACLEOD AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1946. FAMILY LIVED ALONG THE OLD MAN RIVER ACROSS FROM THE RESERVATION, MOTHER WAS FROM NEW YORK, AND AFTER MARRYING HER HUSBAND CAME TO ALBERTA TO RANCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, THE LATE MS. HAZEL MCNABB, PLEASE SEE THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. INCLUDED IN THE FILE, IS A 50 MIN INTERVIEW WITH MCNABB'S CLOSE FRIEND MARY OORDT FROM 20 MAY 2014.
Catalogue Number
P20010057054
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
INDUSTRIAL CLOG (PR)
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672454000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INDUSTRIAL CLOG (PR)
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.3
Length
30.0
Width
10.0
Description
.1 "D. GANDY - CLOG MAKER - MERSEY ST. WARRINGTON" ON BOTTOM. "7" ON SOLE. HANDMADE. STEEL TOES; BLACK LEATHER. .2 IDENTICAL TO .1
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*2014 UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, GEORGE WATSON JR., PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRDGE ON MAY 16, 2003, AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA. *UPDATE* DURING A 2018 COLLECTION SURVEY, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK NOTED A RECEIPT FROM "DR. TO DOUGLAS GANDY LANCASHIRE CLOG MAKER..." ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE. THE RECEIPT IS DATED SEPTEMBER 1966 AND WAS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE PAIR OF INDUSTRIAL CLOGS.
Catalogue Number
P19672454000
Acquisition Date
1967-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR OF GAITERS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19990041023
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR OF GAITERS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, TIN
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.5
Length
19.5
Width
17
Description
GREY, WOOL GAITERS. FOUR METAL BUTTONS, WITH GREENISH-GREY TOPS. EACH HAS A LEATHER STRAP ON THE BOTTOM, AND A METAL CLOSURE. STAMPED INTO THE INSIDE OF THE TOP OF EACH BUTTON IS "PAT.201430-22 N.B.LTD". STAMPED INTO THE INSIDE OF THE BOTTOM OF EACH BUTTON IS "NEWEY BROTHERS LTD B'HAM". VERY FAINTLY ON THE INSIDE OF EACH GAITOR, IS "8" IN ORANGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF VARIOUS PERSONAL ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS PAIR OF GAITERS DONATED BY MURIEL AGNES WILSON NUGENT (NEE COLLIN) ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT IS AN OBITUARY, WHICH PROVIDED THE INFORMATION RECORDED ABOVE. IN ADDITION, THE OBITUARY LISTS THE NAMES OF NUGENT'S FIVE CHILDREN: MURIAL LONEY, WILLIAM, KEITH, JERRY, AND WENDY. ALSO ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE IS THE OBITUARY FOR WILLIAM TELLUS NUGENT. IT STATES HE WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1913 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BROKENHEAD, MANITOBA. HE MARRIED MURIEL COLLIN ON MARCH 17, 1934 IN MANITOBA. ON MAY 16, 1989, WILLIAM NUGENT PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE OBITUARIES. *UPDATE* IN 2019, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO CONTACT NEXT-OF-KIN. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS DISCOVERED. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990041001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990041023
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES RUBBER OVERSHOES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19970054002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES RUBBER OVERSHOES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
21.5
Length
26.5
Width
18.5
Description
PAIR OF BLACK RUBBER OVERSHOES FORMED IN THE SHAPE OF HIGH HEEL ANKLE BOOTS WITH A SILVER COLOURED ZIPPER UP THE FRONT MARKED "LIGHTNING" ON THE TAB. THE BOTTOM OF THE ARCH IS MARKED "GAYTEES", "MADE IN CANADA" AND "6.". RUBBER IS CRACKED SLIGHTLY IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS, BUT IS IN REASONABLE CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS WERE WORN OVER LADIES SHOES TO PROTECT THEM FROM WATER. ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY (WHITTON) MCDONELL, WHO CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT THE AGE OF 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONELL, WHO WAS A RANCHER AND A FARMER WHO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE, BUT ALSO INVENTED AND BUILT CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A RECEPTIONIST, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH. THE COUPLE REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN. PHYLLIS PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE, AB), SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970054002
Acquisition Date
1998-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES RUBBER OVERSHOES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970054003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES RUBBER OVERSHOES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
15
Length
28
Width
8.5
Description
PAIR OF BLACK PLASTIC SHOE PROTECTORS FORMED IN THE SHAPE OF HIGH HEEL ANKLE BOOTS, WITH AN OPENING FOR THE HEEL TO GO THROUGH, AND A BLACK METAL ZIPPER UP THE TOP OF THE FOOT. THIRD PIECE IS A CLEAR PLASTIC ENVELOPE USED TO STORE THE OVERSHOES. CASE IS MARKED "RAIN OVERSHOES", AND "SIZE: 8, 8 1/2, 9". CASE FASTENS WITH A BLACK METAL SNAP. CASE ALSO HAS A BRIGHT PINK INK MARK ON THE FRONT, BUT PROTECTORS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS WERE WORN OVER LADIES SHOES TO PROTECT THEM FROM WATER. ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY (WHITTON) MCDONELL, WHO CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT THE AGE OF 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONELL, WHO WAS A RANCHER AND A FARMER WHO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE, BUT ALSO INVENTED AND BUILT CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A RECEPTIONIST, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH. THE COUPLE REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN. PHYLLIS PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE), SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970054003
Acquisition Date
1998-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20030041003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, CLOTH
No. Pieces
2
Height
6.5
Length
22.6
Width
11.2
Description
PAIR OF JAPANESE STYLE SANDALS. EACH HAVE A RECTANGULAR WOOD BASE. BASE IS CARVED TO FORM AN ELEVATED PLATFORM. UNDERSIDE OF BASE IS WEDGE SHAPED TOWARDS FRONT OF SHOE. A TUBE OF BLACK, STUFFED FABRIC IS INSERTED THROUGH 3 HOLES IN SHOE TO FORM A THONG ON TOP OF BASE. BOTTOM OF SHOES ARE WORN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ORIGINALLY LOANED TO MUSEUM FOR NIKKEI TAPESTRY EXHIBIT IN 2003. DONATED TO THE MUSEUM IN 2004 BY THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST CHURCH WHICH BEGAN ON JULY 1ST 1929. THE BUDDHIST CHURCH WAS A TWO STORY BUILDING (BOUGHT IN 1929) THE SECOND FLOOR WAS USED HAS THE CHAPEL WHILE THE LOWER FLOOR WAS PARTLY USED FOR THE SMALL STORE KOBAI. KOBAI HAD A SEPARATE FINANCIAL SET-UP FROM THE CHURCH ITSELF, WAS AN INTEGRAL SUPPORTER OF THE CHURCH. RICE, SHOYU AND MISO WERE AMONG SOME OF THE MORE POPULAR ITEMS SOLD AT THE STORE. IT WAS SAID THAT THE STORE OFFERED A HAVEN FOR NEW HOUSEWIVES WHO HAD RECENTLY COME TO CANADA FROM JAPAN. THE STORE FINALLY CLOSED ITS DOORS AFTER 60 YEARS. THE ROOM USED FOR THE STORE WAS LATER USED HAS A ALTERNATIVE CHURCH SERVICE ROOM AND CALLED "KOBAI MUSEUM" DUE TO ITEMS THAT REMAINED IN THE ROOM FROM THE STORE. THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST TEMPLE WAS SOLD IN 2006 DUE TO BEING UNABLE TO MAINTAIN THE SUPPORT FROM THE YOUNGER MEMBER'S WHO WERE LEAVING TO MOVE TO LARGER URBAN AREAS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING HISTORY OF BUDDHIST CHURCH.
Catalogue Number
P20030041003
Acquisition Date
2004-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PR
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, RAWHIDE, BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19693933000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PR
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
BUCKSKIN, RAWHIDE, BEADS
No. Pieces
2
Length
8.9
Description
SIZE: 6 1/2 (WOMAN'S) RAWHIDE SOLE, BUCKSKIN UPPERS, GEOMETRIC BEADWORK DESIGN IN BLUE, RED, GREEN, ORANGE & PURPLE. RIGHT & LEFT MATCHED PAIR. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE (BLACKFOOT). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, THE DONOR OF THESE MOCCASINS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19693933000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHILD'S OVERSHOES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, CARDBOARD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20040002001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S OVERSHOES
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RUBBER, CARDBOARD, PAPER
No. Pieces
5
Height
8.2
Length
21.7
Width
11.2
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. 3 PIECES. SMALL WHITE SHOE BOX WITH SEPARATE LID. ON ONE END OF BOX, IN BLACK PRINT, IS "DOMINION RUBBER SYSTEM PRODUCT CHILD'S SLEDDING 7 IDEAL", ALONG WITH DOMINION RUBBER LOGO. ALSO ON THIS SIDE, IN GREEN INK, IS "1.50". INSIDE OF BOX IS A CRUMPLED PIECE OF YELLOWED TISSUE PAPER. BOX ITSELF IS DIRTY AND HAS SOME MINOR TEARS. LID IS STAINED, HAS TIDE LINES, AND HAS MULTIPLE TEARS. 2. OVERSHOES. 7.8 X 17.9 X 7.2. 2 PIECES. PAIR OF SMALL BLACK OVERSHOES. SOLES ARE DARK BROWN RUBBER AND HAVE GRIPS. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF SHOES IS "DOMINION RUBBER CO LIMITED" WITHIN AN OVAL WITH A BEAVER IN THE CENTRE. EMBOSSED ON BACK OF SHOES IS "MADE IN CANADA", AND IMPRESSED INTO HEELS IS "718". STAMPED ON SOLES INSIDE SHOES IS "SLEDDING" AND "IDEAL 370" AS WELL AS DOMINION RUBBER LOGO. RUBBER OF UPPER SHOES IS CRACKING SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
SHOES WERE FOUND STORED IN THE BASEMENT OF GREEN'S SHOES AT 324 6TH STREET SOUTH. THE STORE CLOSED ON DECEMBER 24, 2003 AFTER 70 YEARS OF BUSINESS. DONOR IS UNSURE WHY SHOES WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SOLD, BUT BELIEVES THEY MAY HAVE BEEN MISPLACED AND THEN FOUND AGAIN UPON PACKING UP THE CONTENTS OF STORE. GREEN'S SHOES WAS ORIGINALLY OPENED BY MAURIS GREEN IN 1933. IT WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS SON, JOE GREEN, IN 1953, AFTER SERVING FOUR YEARS IN THE CANADIAN AIRFORCE. JOE GREEN ALSO OPENED, AND LATER SOLD, TWO STORES IN MEDICINE HAT, AS WELL AS A MALL STORE IN LETHBRIDGE. HE DECIDED TO CLOSE HIS MALL STORE RATHER THAN FOLLOWING THE MALL OWNER'S ORDER ON HOURS OF OPERATION. JOE FELT THAT "WHEN YOU'RE IN A MALL, YOUR STORE IS NOT YOUR OWN". HE ALSO BELIEVED STRONGLY IN THE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE HIS STAFF HAD AS AN INDEPENDENT STORE, IN COMPARISON TO BIG BOX OR MALL STORES. IN THE LATTER YEARS OF GREEN'S SHOES, HIS DAUGHTER, ANNETTE BERMACK, JOINED HIM IN RUNNING THE BUSINESS. DUE TO CHANGES IN THE WAY PEOPLE SHOP, AND THE NUMBER OF EMPTY STORES IN DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE, GREEN FELT FORCED TO CLOSE THE STORE IN 2003.
Catalogue Number
P20040002001
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PAIR STILETTOS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER ATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990059007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR STILETTOS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
LEATHER ATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
13.6
Length
27.6
Width
7.5
Description
PAIR OF LADIES HIGH HEELED SHOES. SHOES ARE WHITE PATENT LEATHER. THERE IS A DESIGN CUT INTO THE TOE OF EACH SHOE, UNDER WHICH IS ANOTHER LAYER OF WHITE PATENT LEATHER. THE SOLE INSIDE ONE SHOE READS "LILLEY & SKINNER". THE SOLE INSIDE THE OTHER SHOE READS "FLIRTATIONS -BY- CARMEN". THERE IS A ROUND RIVET ON THE BOTTOM OF EACH SHOE, AT THE TOE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR, AND BOUGHT IN EARLY 1950'S. SEE P19990059001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990059007
Acquisition Date
1999-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PAIR OF STILETTOS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990059008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR OF STILETTOS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
13.6
Length
26.8
Width
7.8
Description
PAIR OF LADIES HIGH-HEELED SHOES. BLACK PATENT LEATHER, WITH BLACK ELASTIC TRIM. SOLES OF SHOES ARE WHITE. ON SOLE READS "FLIRTATIONS -BY- CARMEN". THERE IS A RIVET ON THE BOTTOM OF EACH SHOE, AT THE TOE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR, AND BOUGHT IN EARLY 1950S. SEE P19990059001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990059008
Acquisition Date
1999-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PAIR OF STILETTOS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990059009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR OF STILETTOS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.3
Length
24.3
Width
7.5
Description
PAIR OF LADIES HIGH-HEELED SHOES. SALMON COLOURED PATENT LEATHER. THE LEATHER IS EMBOSSED WITH FLORAL DESIGN. HEELS ARE COVERED IN SAME LEATHER AND DESIGN. INSIDE THE SOLES ARE STAMPED "SATELITE" "CA-05991-A". SIDES OF SHOES ARE STAMPED WITH "6 60" INSIDE. IMPRESSED INTO THE BOTTOM OF EACH SHOE IS "MADE IN MEXICO" "6".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR. SEE P19990059001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990059009
Acquisition Date
1999-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHILD'S SADDLE OXFORDS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010082007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S SADDLE OXFORDS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, COTTON
No. Pieces
4
Height
8.5
Length
21.3
Width
7.6
Description
WHITE LEATHER SHOES, WITH NAVY BLUE SADDLE SHAPES ACROSS MIDDLE. LACED WITH WHITE LACES. INSIDE OF SHOES ARE BEIGE LEATHER. SOLES OF SHOES ARE WHITE RUBBER. SOLES OF SHOES ARE DIRTY. HEELS OF SHOES READ "CHAUSSURES SAVAGE SHOES".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S SISTER, DOROTHY DUMONT. SHOES WERE WORN BY DOROTHY'S CHILDREN IN THE 1950S IN THE TABER AREA; WERE FOR EVERYDAY USE. DONOR LIVED WITH SISTER IN TABER AT THIS TIME; SHOES HAVE NOT BEEN USED SINCE. DONOR WAS BORN IN MAPLE CREEK, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1933. HER FATHER HOMESTEADED IN CYPRESS HILLS. IN 1949 DONOR CAME TO TABER, WHERE SHE HAD 3 OF HER 6 CHILDREN. THE OTHER 3 WERE BORN IN LETHBRIDGE - DONOR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1967 AND 1969. DONOR MOVED TO COALDALE PERMANENTLY IN 1980.
Catalogue Number
P20010082007
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MEN'S OXFORDS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20040002002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MEN'S OXFORDS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
7
Height
11.3
Length
35.5
Width
18.2
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. 3 PIECES. WHITE SHOE BOX WITH SEPARATE LID. PRINTED ON ONE END OF BOX, IN BLUE AND GOLD, IS "MURRAY HEEL HUGGER OF LONDON PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD 309 BLACK CALF BLU. OXF 9D", ALONG WITH TWO IMAGES OF A MAN WALKING A DOG. ALSO PRINTED ON SAME END OF BOX, IN BLUE INK, IS "GARL 20.95" AND "43 276-8". INSIDE BOX IS A CRUMPLED AND DIRTY PIECE OF WHITE TISSUE PAPER. BOX ITSELF IS STAINED AND HAS TIDE LINES. LID IS ALSO VERY DIRTY, AND IS WARPED, AND HAS TWO MAJOR TEARS. 2. SHOES. 9.7(H) X 30.3(L) X 10.5(W). 4 PIECES. PAIR OF MEN'S BLACK OXFORDS. INTERIORS ARE ORANGE. PRINTED INSIDE EACH SHOE ON SOLE, IN GOLD, IS "BY MURRAY HEEL HUGGER OF LONDON". ALSO PRINTED ON INSIDE OF RIGHT SHOE IS "8 D J1956 4 555 6", PRINTED INSIDE LEFT SHOE IS "9 D J1956 11 555 6". IMPRESSED INTO BOTTOM OF SHOE IS "BY MURRAY HEEL HUGGER OF LONDON". EACH SHOE HAS A BLACK LACE. SHOES ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION - TOPS OF SHOES LOOK BRAND NEW, BOTTOMS SHOW TIDE LINES AND SOME AGING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
SHOES WERE FOUND STORED IN THE BASEMENT OF GREEN'S SHOES AT 324 6TH STREET SOUTH. THE STORE CLOSED ON DECEMBER 24, 2003 AFTER 70 YEARS OF BUSINESS. DONOR IS UNSURE WHY SHOES WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SOLD, BUT BELIEVES THEY MAY HAVE BEEN MISPLACED AND THEN FOUND AGAIN UPON PACKING UP THE CONTENTS OF STORE. GREEN'S SHOES WAS ORIGINALLY OPENED BY MAURIS GREEN IN 1933. IT WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS SON, JOE GREEN, IN 1953, AFTER SERVING FOUR YEARS IN THE CANADIAN AIRFORCE. JOE GREEN ALSO OPENED, AND LATER SOLD, TWO STORES IN MEDICINE HAT, AS WELL AS A MALL STORE IN LETHBRIDGE. HE DECIDED TO CLOSE HIS MALL STORE RATHER THAN FOLLOWING THE MALL OWNER'S ORDER ON HOURS OF OPERATION. JOE FELT THAT "WHEN YOU'RE IN A MALL, YOUR STORE IS NOT YOUR OWN". HE ALSO BELIEVED STRONGLY IN THE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE HIS STAFF HAD AS AN INDEPENDENT STORE, IN COMPARISON TO BIG BOX OR MALL STORES. IN THE LATTER YEARS OF GREEN'S SHOES, HIS DAUGHTER, ANNETTE BERMACK, JOINED HIM IN RUNNING THE BUSINESS. DUE TO CHANGES IN THE WAY PEOPLE SHOP, AND THE NUMBER OF EMPTY STORES IN DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE, GREEN FELT FORCED TO CLOSE THE STORE IN 2003.
Catalogue Number
P20040002002
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PAIR/ MENS SHOES
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20060036006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR/ MENS SHOES
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1997
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
5
Height
10.5
Length
34
Width
16.5
Description
PAIR OF MEN'S NAVY KID LEATHER SHOES IN "BALLY" SHOE BOX. MEN'S LOAFER DRESS SHOE SIZE 9 1/2. FRONT OF SHOE HAS TWO LEATHER TASSELS. INSIDE IS TAN COLOURED FEATURING GLD STAMP THAT READS "BALLY MADE IN ITALY". RASIED RUBBER HEAL WITH EMBOSSED TEXT THAT READS "VIBRAIN". BOTTOM OF SHOE IS TAN LEATHER, STAMPED WITH MANUFACTURER'S CREST "MADE IN ITALY". LIGHT BL SHOE BOX WITH LID. GREY LID WITH GLD BORDER AND TEXT "BALLY". LIGHT BL BOX WITH BAR CODE AND MANUFACTURER'S STICKER ON ONE SIDE. BOX ALSO CONTAINS A YLLW FELT SHOE BAG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONATED MATERIALS WERE COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE STORE IN NOV. 2006 BY THE GALT MUSEUM TECH, KEVIN MACLEAN. MACLEAN WAS CALLED TO THE STORE BY THE DONOR AFTER THE PASSING OF HER MOTHER PHYLLIS SINGER. DONOR WAS CLEANING OUT THE STORE IN ORDER TO LEASE. STORE HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED- OUT FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF HER FATHER, LEO SINGER, IN 1997. SEE P20060036001- GA FOR COMPLETE HISTORY OF LEO SINGER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20060036006
Acquisition Date
2006-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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