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Other Name
MILITARY LANYARD
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1974
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ZARI, NYLON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090008000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY LANYARD
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1974
Materials
ZARI, NYLON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
82.6
Width
5.0
Description
MILITARY LANYARD, GOLD AND MAROON CORD, BRAIDED AND TWISTED IN AREAS, HANGING ENDS OF CORD DECORATED WITH GOLD COLORED BRASS TASSELS, TOP OF TASSEL IS SPHERICAL COVERED IN BRAIDED WIRE, END OF TASSEL IS CONICAL, DEPICTS CEREMONIAL AXE.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR IRIS ASPESLET AT TIME OF DONATION, THE AIGUILETTE WAS WORN BY HER HUSBAND, A. O. (TONY) ASPESLET, WHEN HE SERVED AS AIDE-DE-CAMP FOR GRANT MACEWAN WHO WAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FROM 1966-1974. THE DONOR SAID HE WORE THE AIGUILETTE DURING EVENTS SUCH AS A BOY SCOUT INSPECTION AND THE OPENING OF THE NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDENS. ACCORDING TO WWW.NIKKAYUKO.COM, "ESTABLISHED DURING CANADA’S CENTENNIAL IN 1967, NIKKA YUKO WAS BUILT TO RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY TO THE MULTI-CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, AND AS A SYMBOL OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP. ITS NAME WAS CREATED FROM THE JAPANESE WORDS NI (FROM NIHON MEANING JAPAN), KA FROM KANADA OR CANADA, AND YUKO, WHICH TRANSLATES AS 'FRIENDSHIP' TO MEAN 'JAPAN-CANADA FRIENDSHIP.'" THE EVENT WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY PRINCE AND PRINCESS TAKAMATSU. DONOR WAS UNABLE TO RECALL HOW OR WHY THE AIGUILETTE SURVIVED. AIDES-DE-CAMP ACT AS LIASONS BETWEEN THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND ORGANIZATIONS; PROVIDE ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO HOSTS OF OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; ENSURE THE CORRECT LEVEL OF PROTOCOL IS ADHERED TO AT OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS; AND ATTEND TO THE NEEDS OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. THE POSITION IS SELECTED FROM MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCES, RESERVISTS AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ACCORDING TO "LETHBRIDGE AT WAR," "LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET FIRST JOINED THE ARMY IN 1941 AS AN INFANTEER. ONE YEAR LATER, AND NOW IN ENGLAND, HE WAS A CORPORAL WITH THE 29TH CANADIAN ARMOURED RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT. AFTER OFFICER TRAINING AT SANDHURST, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET WAS COMMISSIONED AND HE SERVED IN EUROPE UNTIL RETURNING TO CANADA FOR DEMOBILIZATION ON 10 JANUARY 1946. NOT TOO LONG AFTERWARDS HE WAS BACK IN THE ARMY, THIS TIME WITH THE 19TH ALBERTA ARMOURED CAR REGIMENT IN EDMONTON AND LATER THE CALGARY TANKS. UPON ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET FIRST JOINED THE ENGINEERS UNTIL THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMAND THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT PRESENTED ITSELF. ALL THROUGH HIS RESERVE SERVICE IN ALBERTA, HE WORKED IN THE DAIRY PROCESSING INDUSTRY AS A DAIRY SPECIALIST. LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET CONTINUED TO COMMAND THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT UNTIL JANUARY 1967 WITH MAJOR JACK CLEWES AS HIS SECOND-IN-COMMAND FOR MUCH OF THIS TIME." A.O. ASPESLET PASSED AWAY IN MAY OF 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090008000
Acquisition Date
2008-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, CARDBOARD, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19980048022
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1992
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, CARDBOARD, CLOTH
No. Pieces
3
Height
9.9
Diameter
7.6
Description
A CLEAR GLASS BALL WITH A SMALL, ROUND, WOOD STAND; STAINED DARK BROWN. COMES IN A LIGHT GREEN BOX WITH A LIGHT FLORAL DESIGN COVERING IT'S SURFACE. THE LATCH IS ATTACHED TO THE BOX VIA A PIECE OF CLOTH THAT APPEARS TO BE IN A BRITISH FLAG TYPE PATTERN. LIGHT GREY CLOTH INSIDE IS USED AS A MEANS OF CUSHIONING THE GLASS BALL.
Subjects
FUNCTION UNKNOWN
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
POSSIBLY A GIFT TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER ON ONE OF HIS MANY TRIPS ABROAD? (SEE P19980048016-21-GA).
Catalogue Number
P19980048022
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHINA DAILY NEWS
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010099001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHINA DAILY NEWS
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Height
1.6
Length
36.1
Width
22.1- 22.3
Description
SMALL BANNER ON STEEL ROD. BANNER HAS A PURPLE BACKGROUND, WITH CHINESE LETTERING IN YELLOW, ABOVE A WHITE INSET WITH A RED SYMBOL WITHIN IT. BELOW WHITE INSET READS "CHINA DAILY NEWS TAIWAN, R.O.C.". BOTTOM OF BANNER HAS YELLOWISH-ORANGE TASSELS. ATTACHED TO STEEL ROD IS A YELLOWISH-ORANGE ROPE WITH TASSELS AT EACH END. BANNER IS ENCASED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
POLITICS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ARTIFACTS IN COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER ( 1986 - 2001 ) UPON HIS SECOND VISIT TO TAIWAN. MAYOR CARPENTERS FIRST VISIT WAS AIMED AT SOLIDIFYING ECONOMIC TIES BETWEEN LETHBRIDGE AND TAIWAN, THIS SECOND TRIP IN 1998 WAS STRICTLY CENTERED AROUND THE CELEBRATING OF THE 377TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF 'MATSU', THE GODDESS OF THE SEA FOR WHOM THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF ENTHUSIASTIC WORSHIP AMONG BELIEVERS. MAYOR CARPENTER, DURING THIS VISIT WAS GIVEN THE GREAT HONOR OF BECOMING AN HONORARY FONG-TIEN TEMPLE MEMBER AND LED THE CEREMONIAL PARADE AFTER HELPING MOVE THE STATUE OF MATSU FROM THE FONG-TIEN TEMPLE TO THE PARADE VEHICLE - A GREAT HONOR IN ITSELF. THE HONOR OF LEADING THIS PARADE HAS ONLY BEEN BESTOWED ON A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE, NAMELY THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PRESDENT OF TAIWAN. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099001
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TAIWAN TAINAN CITY
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010099003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TAIWAN TAINAN CITY
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
4
Height
1.1
Length
33.7
Width
25.7
Description
A SMALL BANNER, PREDOMINANTLY WHITE BEHIND A TREE WITH 4 LARGE RED FLOWERS. AT THE BASE OF THE TRUNK IS A TAIWANESE FLAG BENEATH THE TREE ARE SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS, AND NEAR THE BOTTOM, THE WORDS "TAIWAN TAINAN CITY REPUBLIC OF CHINA". YELLOW ORANGE TASSELS AT BOTTOM, AS WELL AS AT THE ENDS OF THE ROPE ATTACHED TO THE PLASTIC ROD AT THE TOP OF THE BANNER. BANNER IS ENCASED IN PLASTIC.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
ARTIFACTS IN COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER (1986 - 2001) UPON 1998 VISIT TO TAIWAN. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099003
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
GENERAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010099004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GENERAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
1
Length
46.2
Width
32.1
Description
BANNER IS PREDOMINANTLY WHITE, WITH A LARGE TAIWANESE FLAG NEAR TOP. IMMEDIATELY UNDER THE FLAG ARE A LINE OF CHINESE CHARACTERS. WRITTEN UNDER THOSE, "GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE R.O.C." FOLLOWED AT VERY BOTTOM BY A SYMBOL THAT HAS ON EITHER SIDE THE LETTERS "ROC" AND "COC". ON BOTH SIDES AT TOP A RED AND BLUE BORDER IS PRESENT WITH THE BLUE LINE OUTSIDE THE RED LINE. ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE BANNER, EXISTS RED TASSELS. AT TOP, A GOLD / ORANGE ROPE IS ATTACHED TO A PLASTIC ROD. THE ROPE HAS, ON EITHER END, GOLDEN TASSELS.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
POLITICS
History
ARTIFACTS IN COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER (1986 - 2001) UPON 1998 VISIT TO TAIWAN. SEE P20010099001 FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099004
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TAINAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010099002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TAINAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Height
1.5
Length
35.2
Width
22.0
Description
AT THE TOP OF THE BANNER, THE WORD "TAINAN" IS WRITTEN IN RED, ITALIC BLOCK LETTERS. IMMEDIATELY UNDER, "REPUBLIC OF CHINA". THE BANNER IS DIVIDED INTO TWO COLORS. ON THE LEFT, THE BANNER IS DARK BLUE, WITH CHINESE CHARACTERS UNDER "REPUBLIC OF CHINA". ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, THERE IS A SHIELD WITH THE PICTURE OF A GLOBE SEEN AS IF LOOKING DOWN ON THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. THE NAME "CHINA" IS ABOVE THIS SHIELD. JOINING THE TWO SIDES, IS A REVERSE IMAGE (WHITE ON BLUE SIDE, BLUE ON WHITE SIDE) PICTURE OF A GROUP OF CHINESE STYLE HOUSES. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BANNER, ARE RED TASSLES. AT THE TOP, ATTACHED TO THE STEEL ROD IS A YELLOW - GOLD ROPE WITH TASSLES ON EITHER END.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
ALL ARTIFACTS IN THIS COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) ON A RETURN VISIT TO TAIWAN IN 1998 AFTER A ECONOMIC TRADE MISSION 2 YEARS EARLIER. SEE P20010099001 FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099002
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ICA PERU SHIELD
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ICA PERU SHIELD
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1996
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.8
Length
33.5
Width
22.8
Description
BANNER IS PRIMARILY WHITE WITH A GOLD FRILLED BORDER. THE SHIELD IS MOSTLY GREEN WITH GREEN LETTERS ABOVE IT WHICH READ "MUNICIPALIDAD PROVINCIAL" UNDER IT, "ICA - PERU". ON TOP OF THE SHIELD IS A KNIGHT'S HELMET WITH YELLOW AND RED PLUMES ON IT. THERE IS A PLASTIC RECTANGULAR BAR AT THE TOP WITH A YELLOW NYLON STRING LINKING BOTH SIDES. THE ENTIRE BANNER IS ENCASED IN A CLEAR PLASTIC ENVELOPE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
A GIFT FROM ICA PERU. DURING THE EARLY 90'S, LETHBRIDGE HAD A PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH ICA PERU. THIS EXCHANGE WAS MEANT TO UPDATE THE BUREAUCRATIC METHODS USED IN ICA PERU TO MORE CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL AND CIVIC PHILOSOPHY. THIS BANNER WAS A GIFT FROM PERU TO SYMBOLIZE THIS RELATIONSHIP. UNFORTUNATELY, THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM WAS NOT PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL SINCE EVERY TIME A NEW MAYOR WAS ELECTED (THEY COULD BY LAW ONLY SERVE ONE TERM), THE ENTIRE BUREAUCRACY WAS CHANGED. THIS MEANT THAT ANYTHING THAT THE PREVIOUS BUREAUCRATS LEARNED THROUGH THIS EXCHANGE WAS LOST. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN ICA, PERU AND THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN ICA, PERU AND LETHBRIDGE WAS FOUND IN LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM JANUARY 30 AND OCTOBER 16, 1991. IN JANUARY 1991 THE MAYOR AND CITY DIRECTOR OF ICA, PERU VISITED LETHBRIDGE FOR 10 DAYS TO OBSERVE THE OPERATION OF VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS THROUGH THE MUNICIPAL PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE PROJEXT. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO MATCH MANAGERIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTS IN CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. AT THE TIME OF THE EXCHANGE, ICA WAS A COMMUNITY OF 200,000 PEOPLE, WITH AGRICULTURE AND WINE PRODUCTION BEING ITS TWO LARGEST INDUSTRIES. A SECOND PERUVIAN DELEGATION VISITED LETHBRIDGE IN OCTOBER 1991, AND A THIRD WAS MEANT TO ARRIVE IN EARLY 1992, BUT NO ARTICLES WERE FOUND TO SUGGEST THAT THE PROGRAM CONTINUED FURTHER. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048014 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048010
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CRANE BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19980048025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRANE BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1998
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.2
Length
68.7
Width
65.0
Description
LARGE BANNER HAS A PICTURE OF 3 CRANES ON IT (COLORED ALMOST LIKE WHOOPING CRANES), IN FRONT OF A DARK ORANGE WAVE LIKE PATTERN THAT EXTENDS ACROSS THE BANNER. ON EITHER SIDE (UPPER LEFT AND LOWER RIGHT), IS A BEIGE COLOR WITH NO DISCERNABLE PATTERN. THERE ARE NO OTHER MARKINGS ON THIS ARTIFACT. THE BANNER IS KEPT INSIDE A BOX WITH A PAPER COVERING. THE PAPER COVERING HAS A BOW DRAWN ON IT ALONG WITH A SMALL DIAMOND SHAPED DESIGN THAT IS PURPLE, ORANGE, AND GOLD PRIMARILY. THE BOXES DIMENSIONS ARE, HEIGHT- 2.4 CM, LENGTH- 25.4CM, WIDTH- 16.8CM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
GIFT FROM JAPAN - LETHBRIDGE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN PHILOSOPHY, IT IS REQUIRED THAT DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT (LIKE A STUDENT EXCHANGE) A GIFT IS GIVEN TO THE HOST COUNTRY (IN THIS CASE CITY). THIS BANNER IS SUCH A GIFT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048025
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LAWN BOWLING BANNER
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048048
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAWN BOWLING BANNER
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1998
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.1
Length
37.3
Width
30.6
Description
BANNER HAS TWO WOODEN RODS THAT ARE CARVED IN A SPIRAL DESIGN. ON THE CLOTH PORTION OF THE BANNER, IT READS "HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR DAVID B CARPENTER IS HEREBY EXTENDED THE LIFETIME HONORARY MEMBERSHIP TO BRIDGE CITY LAWN-BOWLING CLUB" AT THE TOP, THERE IS THE LAWN BOWLING LOGO WITH LETHBRIDGE, THE BRIDGE, AND GRASS WITH BOWLING BALLS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
POLITICS
History
GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER DURING HIS STAY AS MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE (1986 - 2001).
Catalogue Number
P19980048048
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FREEDOM OF THE CITY BANNER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048075
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FREEDOM OF THE CITY BANNER
Date
1997
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.5
Length
68.2
Width
68.7
Description
BANNER IS MADE OF LIGHT BROWN LEATHER WITH BLACK WRITING ON IT. ACROSS THE TOP OF THE BANNER ARE THE WORDS "FREEDOM OF THE CITY" THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF WHAT "FREEDOM OF THE CITY" MEANS, AS WELL AS TO WHOM THIS HONOR HAS BEEN GRANTED - "18TH AIR DEFENCE REGIMENT". THIS IS GRANTED BY THE MAYOR, AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE. NEAR THE TOP OF THE BANNER ARE THE RESPECTIVE SYMBOLS OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, AND THE 18TH AIR DEFENCE REGIMENT ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE RESPECTIVELY.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
POLITICS
History
THIS BANNER, CREATED DURING MAYOR CARPENTER'S STAY AS MAYOR (1986-2001), COMMEMORATES THE CEREMONIAL 'FREEDOM OF THE CITY' WHICH WAS A PRACTICE DATING BACK TO MEDIEVAL TIMES WHERE A CITY'S GATES WERE OPENED TO A MILITARY UNIT FOR THEM TO FREELY ENTER AND LEAVE. THIS PARTICULAR HONOR WAS BESTOWED ON THE 18TH AIR DEFENCE REGIMENT BY MAYOR CARPENTER AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE JOHN LAFLAMME. THE PRECISE DATE OF THIS CEREMONIAL HONOR, WAS SATURDAY MAY 24 1997. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE 'FREEDOM OF THE CITY' CEREMONY WAS EXCERPTED FROM AN ARTICLE IN THE MAY 25, 1997 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. "THE GRANTING OF THE FREEDOM OF A CITY TO TROOPS OF THE REALM IS A HIGH LONGSTANDING HONOR. TRADITIONALLY, TROOPS BEARING ARMS WISHING TO ENTER A CITY WERE STOPPED AT THE CITY'S GATES AND ASKED THE PURPOSE OF THEIR VISIT. THE CHIEF MAGISTRATE - IN THIS CASE LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER - MUST DETERMINE IF THEIR INTENTIONS ARE HONORABLE AND GRANT OR DECLINE ADMITTANCE. 'IN 1966 THE 18TH FIELD (ARTILLERY) REGIMENT HAD THE HONOR OF EXERCISING FREEDOM OF THE CITY. WE ARE FOLLOWING IN THE BOOTSTEPS,' SAID [LT.-COL. SHELDON] STEINKE..." SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPY OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.
Catalogue Number
P19980048075
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20170020002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
2017
Materials
COTTON, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Length
698
Width
111.5
Description
DARK BLUE COTTON FABRIC WITH PINK AND WHITE PAINTED TEXT AND GRAPHICS; LEFT SIDE OF BANNER SHOWS PAINTED WOMEN’S PROFILES IN WHITE AND PINK; BOTTOM HAS MAPLE LEAF BESIDE TEXT; BANNER TEXT READS: “WOMEN’S MARCH LETHBRIDGE, AB #MWMCANADA #WOMENSMARCH #WHYIMARCH”. FABRIC IS STAINED ON FRONT AND BACK WITH PAINT SPLATTER AND DIRT, AND ON FRONT HAS FOOTPRINTS ALONG EDGE. LEFT AND RIGHT EDGES ARE DOUBLE STITCHED; TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES ARE HEMMED; OVERALL CONDITION IS GOOD.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
THE WOMEN’S MARCH LETHBRIDGE FIRST OCCURRED ON JANUARY 17, 2017. ORIGINATING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOLLOWING THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, THE WOMEN’S MARCH WAS AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT OF PROTESTS AND GATHERINGS IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, LGBTQ+ RIGHTS AND STANDING AGAINST INTOLERANCE AND DISCRIMINATION. THE 2017 WOMEN’S MARCH IN LETHBRIDGE SAW A GATHERING OF 500-600 PARTICIPANTS ALONG MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE SOUTH NEAR THE CORNER OF NINTH AVENUE. SHANNAN LITTLE ACTED AS A FACILITATOR FOR THE GATHERING AND PROCEEDED TO DONATE SIGNAGE AND ACTIVIST ARTWORKS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE WOMEN’S MARCH TO THE MUSEUM. ON JUNE 9, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LITTLE REGARDING HER DONATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE WOMEN’S MARCH. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE STENCILS, LITTLE RECALLED, “TROY AND KRYSTY DID THE BANNER…TROY IS A LOCAL ARTIST…KRYSTY KNOWS HOW TO GET THINGS DONE…THEY USED CARDBOARD STENCILS TO CREATE THE GRAPHIC, AND THE LETTERING ON THE BANNER, AND THE FLAG…AFTERWARDS, I THINK IT WAS TROY WHO REALIZED THESE STENCILS ARE TOO GOOD JUST TO BE WASTED. HE, THEN, TURNED THEM INTO FURTHER PIECES OF ART, WHICH IS THE SIGN THAT SAYS, 'RIGHTS MATTER' WITH THE LETTERING. THE LARGER LETTERS WE THEN PUT INTO THE GROUND AROUND THE RALLY…IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE – FABRICS, SOME STENCILS, AND SOME SPRAY PAINT.” “[THE BANNER] IS BIG, SO IT’S NOT LIKE YOU COULD DO IT ON YOUR KITCHEN TABLE. THE BANNER IS QUITE LARGE…IT WAS CONSTRUCTED AT CASA.” “THE BANNER WAS INTERESTING, TOO, BECAUSE, IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WITH THE WIND, YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT SOME OF THIS EXTRA CONSTRUCTION. I THINK ALSO, PART OF WHAT’S IMPORTANT ABOUT ‘ACTIVISM ART’ IS THE ABILITY TO INCLUDE OTHERS IN IT…” ON MARCH 31, 2017, MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ANNELIES VAN OERS REGARDING HER PARTICIPATION IN THE WOMEN’S MARCH IN LETHBRIDGE ON JANUARY 17, 2017. VAN OERS SPOKE ABOUT HER KNOWLEDGE OF THE BANNER AND ITS CREATION, STATING, “THE BANNER [WAS] CREATED BY TROY AND KRYSTY…BASICALLY WE BOUGHT THE FABRIC AND KRYSTY HAD A FRIEND WHO COULD SEW IN THE THREE HOOKS FOR THE POLES TO GO IN. ONCE THEY HAD SEWN IT, TROY MADE STENCILS. HE BLEW UP THE GRAPHICS, AND THE GRAPHICS WERE ALL CREATED IN WASHINGTON BY THE WASHINGTON PEOPLE…[TROY] BLEW IT UP, PROJECTED IT AND SOMEHOW MADE STENCILS…AND PROJECTED IT ON TO CARDBOARD AND WAS ABLE TO STENCIL IT OUT AND THEN BROUGHT SPRAY PAINT AND SPRAY PAINTED IT ON…BECAUSE THIS WAS ALL STENCILED OUT WE PUT THE ACTUAL STENCILS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL WORD ON LITTLE STICKS AND MADE THE HASHTAG…'#WOMENSMARCH'. WE PUT THAT RIGHT IN THE ENTRY AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL... A METRE HIGH IN THE END AND THIS REALLY COOL PIECE OF BASICALLY CARDBOARD WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL COLORED PAINT ON THEM. AS PEOPLE DROVE IN TO PARK UP – THIS IS WHAT THEY SAW…IT WAS REALLY COOL AND TROY REALLY WORKED HARD ON THIS.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY ACTIVISM, LITTLE NOTED, “I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN ORGANIZING OTHER EVENTS AND RALLIES IN TOWN, BUT NONE THAT HAD THE TURN-OUT AND THE RESPONSE THAT THIS ONE DID. WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY REAL EXPECTATIONS ABOUT WHAT THE TURN-OUT WOULD BE. WE KNEW THERE WOULD BE PEOPLE, BUT, WHEN WE SAW THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAME OUT, WE WERE EXCITED, BY THE FACT THAT WE HADN’T REALLY - THERE WAS NO AGENDA ON THIS EVENT, OR ANYTHING. IT WAS VERY SPONTANEOUS, AND, THAT IT WORKED IN THIS CITY WAS SIGNIFICANT.” LITTLE SPOKE ABOUT HER DONATION TO THE MUSEUM AND HER FEELINGS ON LEARNING THAT THE MUSEUM WANTED MARCH MATERIAL RECALLING, “…WHEN I FIRST HEARD, I WAS ACTUALLY QUITE EXCITED, BECAUSE…WHEN WE WERE ORGANIZING THE EVENT, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT JUST WASN’T A POINT IN TIME...AND THEN IT WENT AWAY…WHEN WE HEARD THE MUSEUM WAS INTERESTED, WE WERE…ON A PRACTICAL LEVEL, SAYING 'WOW, WE CAN PUT THE STUFF SOMEWHERE,'…THERE WAS A LOT OF LABOR AND EFFORT INVOLVED IN MAKING IT, BUT, OTHERWISE, PRESERVING THE STORY, AND THE CONTEXT - WE REALIZED THAT WAS IMPORTANT.” LITTLE RECALLED HOW SHE BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE WOMEN’S MARCH, SAYING, “IT STARTED WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT PUSSY HATS…I CROCHETED A FEW OF THOSE TO SEND TO WASHINGTON, AND I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK, AND THEN A LOT OF MY FACEBOOK CONTACTS SAID, 'I WANT ONE.' AND, THEN THE NEXT QUESTION WAS, 'WHAT’S GOING ON IN LETHBRIDGE?' IT BECAME APPARENT THAT WE NEEDED TO HAVE SOMETHING IN LETHBRIDGE. A GROUP OF US WHO HAVE DONE SIMILAR THINGS, GOT TOGETHER TO SAY, WELL, WHAT COULD WE DO? WE DIDN’T CALL OURSELVES ORGANIZERS. WE CALLED OURSELVES FACILITATORS. WE FACILITATED THE GATHERING, AND WE USED THAT TERMINOLOGY WITH INTENTION. WE ALSO WERE CLEAR TO PEOPLE THAT EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE EVENT WAS AN ORGANIZER. IT WAS INTERESTING, BECAUSE ONE OF THE MEDIA STORIES ABOUT THIS, ASKED SOMEONE, 'WHO IS THE ORGANIZER?' AND, THE RESPONSE WAS, 'WE ARE ALL ORGANIZERS.'” “I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THIS WASN’T JUST ABOUT ‘WOMEN’S RIGHT’S.’ ‘WOMEN’S RIGHT’S’ IS ‘HUMAN’S RIGHT’S’. IN LETHBRIDGE, WE ORGANIZED TO COME OUT STRONGLY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION OF ANY FORM. WE ALSO WERE MARCHING FOR VERY POLITICAL REASONS, AND THAT IS STATING THAT THE POLITICS OF INTOLERANCE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, AND, IN ALBERTA, WE REALLY SEE THAT CURRENTLY. WE ALSO WANTED TO SEE A RETURN TO CIVILITY AND RESPECT IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE. WE SAW SO MUCH MISOGYNY, ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SO WE WANTED TO SAY LOUDLY AND STRONGLY THAT THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.” ON MARCH 31, 2017, MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ANNELIES VAN OERS REGARDING HER PARTICIPATION IN THE WOMEN’S MARCH IN LETHBRIDGE ON JANUARY 17, 2017. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE NATURE AND ORIGINS OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH IN LETHBRIDGE, VAN OERS REMARKED, “WE DIDN’T HAVE A MARCH, WE HAD A GATHERING BECAUSE WE DIDN’T WANT TO GET A PERMIT SO WE HAD A GATHERING. IT WAS VERY ELECTRIC. FOR LETHBRIDGE IT WAS… ROCKING.” “WHAT WAS UNIQUE TO LETHBRIDGE IS THE WAY THAT IT WAS ORGANIZED. IT’S SUPER-GRASSROOTS…AND FAIRLY LOW KEY. THERE’S NOT THIS ORGANIZATIONAL JOCKEYING OR POSITIONING, IT WAS JUST FIVE PEOPLE, 'HEY, LET’S DO THIS. OKAY, LET’S DO THIS.' AND THAT’S HOW LETHBRIDGE, QUITE OFTEN, OPERATES…WE JUST GENERICALLY COME TOGETHER BECAUSE WE ALL FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT ONE THING…THERE’S JUST THIS [SENSE OF], 'OKAY, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?' AND THAT’S WHERE I THINK WE’RE UNIQUELY LETHBRIDGE. IT’S VERY HANDS ON, IT’S VERY QUICK.” “WHAT ELSE IS UNIQUE IN LETHBRIDGE IN TERMS OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH, I THINK, IS ITS RELEVANCE. WE ARE SO FACED WITH MISOGYNY RIGHT NOW IN OUR COMMUNITY. BECAUSE THIS CAME OUT OF A POLITICAL SPHERE THAT’S IN THE UNITED STATES. IT WAS VERY MUCH AN ANSWER TO DONALD TRUMP. THIS IS HOW THIS MARCH STARTED BUT I THINK, FOR US, IT WAS, 'YEAH, OKAY, WE REALLY DON’T APPRECIATE IT WHEREVER IT HAPPENS, BUT LOCALLY, WE HAVE SOME REALLY SERIOUS ISSUES.'” PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170020001-GA FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE JANUARY 17, 2017 WOMEN’S MARCH.
Catalogue Number
P20170020002
Acquisition Date
2017-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
YUNG-CHUNG BELL
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, WOOD, CARDBOARD, FELT
Catalogue Number
P20010099022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
YUNG-CHUNG BELL
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
METAL, WOOD, CARDBOARD, FELT
No. Pieces
7
Height
19.9
Length
8.7
Width
9.3
Description
BELL IS MADE OF DARK GREEN METAL. THE LIP OF THE BELL IS CURVED UP ON THE LENGTHWISE SIDE, GIVING IT TWO POINTS ON EITHER END. ON TWO SIDES, THE BELL HAS IT'S MOST DISTINCTIVE FEATURES, 6 ROWS OF POINTS WHICH STICK DIRECTLY OUT FROM THE BELL, EACH SEPARATED BY A SMALL DESIGN. ON ONE SIDE OF THE BELL, IS WHAT LOOKS LIKE HIEROGLYPHICS. EXTENDING IMMEDIATELY UP FROM THE LARGE PORTION OF THE BELL IS A NARROW, HOLLOW SHAFT WITH A RING, FROM WHICH THE BELL IS SUSPENDED. THERE IS ALSO A BLACK STAND MADE OUT OF WOOD. THE BELL AND STAND ARE INSIDE AN AQUA COLORED BOX WITH A PAPER LIKE TEXTURE. THE INSIDE OF THE BOX IS RED AND CONTAINS YELLOW FELT FOR CUSHIONING OF THE BELL. ON THE TOP OF THE LID OF THE BOX, A GOLD PICTURE SHOWS A SMALL IMAGE OF THE BELL, AS WELL AS SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS. THE BOX'S MEASURMENTS ARE, LENGTH- 12.5 CM, WIDTH- 11.5 HEIGHT- 23.7CM.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS ARTIFACT WAS GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) DURING HIS SECOND VISIT TO TAIWAN IN 1998. THE BELL IS A CERTIFIED REPLICA FORM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN TAIWAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VISIT, SEE P20010099001, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BELL, SEE PERMANENT RECORDS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099022
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CITY HALL BENCH
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY HALL BENCH
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
90.1
Length
50.5
Width
152.0
Description
A LARGE OFF-WHITE PAINTED OAK BENCH WITH A SEMI-OPEN BACK AND PAINT CHIPS FALLING OFF AROUND ALL FOUR LEGS. NO VISIBLE DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
POLITICS
History
BENCH WAS FOUND IN BASEMENT BATHROOM OF OLD CITY HALL BUILDING. BENCH WAS RECOVERED BY MUSEUM ALONG WITH COLLECTION ON REQUEST OF CITY BUILDING OFFICIALS WHO FEARED THAT HALL EMPLOYEES WOULD STEAL CITY PROPERTY DURING THE RELOCATION OF HALL OPERATIONS. OFFICIALS FELT THAT EMPLOYEES MIGHT BELIEVE CITY PROPERTY WAS THEIRS IF IT HAD BEEN IN THEIR OFFICE FOR TWENTY YEARS (EG. ARTWORK). OFFICIALS CALLED THE MUSEUM OVER IN THE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DEMOLITION OF THE HALL IN ORDER TO INVENTORY SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY AND EVACUATE IT. THE BENCH'S ORIGINAL USE IS NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19980048002
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COW SCAPULA (PAINTED)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE
Catalogue Number
P19900047000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COW SCAPULA (PAINTED)
Date
1963
Materials
BONE
No. Pieces
1
Length
33.6
Width
21.8
Description
COW SCAPULA, CLEANED, WHITE WASHED & PAINTED WITH TEEPEE DESIGN ON 1 FACE. PAINTED IN LETTERS: "TURIN CHIEF THUNDERBIRD. (J. LANDERYOU) 1963" ON SIDE: "1ST TURNIN CUB PACK"
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR STATES BONE GIVEN TO HUSBAND IN SMALL CEREMONY WHEN HE WAS AN MLA FOR THE AREA.
Catalogue Number
P19900047000
Acquisition Date
1990-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19880055001
  2 images  
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
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19880055002
  2 images  
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
Less detail
Other Name
FELT BOOTS (PR)
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL FELT, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19900039003
  2 images  
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
PR. WOMENS'
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19800055000
  2 images  
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
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071009
  2 images  
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

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