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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PAPER, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19672897000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BRASS, PAPER, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.4
Length
26.7
Width
21.0
Description
PURPLE VELVET COVER: FRONT COVER DECORATED WITH IVORY PLASTIC PICTURE FRAMED IN GOLD PLASTIC. GIFT BRASS CATCH. 12 CARD PAGES, PALE GREEN & GOLD DESIGN WITH OPENING. 2 LAST PAGES HAVE 4 PHOTO OPENINGS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
Catalogue Number
P19672897000
Acquisition Date
1967-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHINA
Catalogue Number
P19770093000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CHINA
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.2
Width
8.3
Description
FLOWER SHAPED DISH. RAISED BUMPS AROUND EDGE OF ASHTRAY. BUMPS PAINTED GOLD. MOST OF THE PAINT WORN OFF. PICTURE OF A TRAFFIC BRIDGE OVER THE BELLY RIVER IS PAINTED IN THE CENTER OF ASHTRAY. PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: "BELLY RIVER BRIDGE LETHBRIDGE". CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. HAS BEEN BROKEN AND REPAIRED. EDGE ON BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE IS CHIPPED.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ARTIFACT PICKED UP AT SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH AUCTION. SCENE IS OF FIRST BRIDGE OVER BELLY RIVER. ARTIFACT BROKEN DURING CLEANING FEBRUARY '85. REPAIRED APRIL '88.
Catalogue Number
P19770093000
Acquisition Date
1976-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19950066012
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS, COPPER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. FLASH: 16CM (H) X 6CM (L) X 5.9CM (W). BLACK PLASTIC BASE IS FLAT AT BOTTOM AND HAS TWO NINETY DEGREE ANGLES. AT TOP HAS TWO FORTY-FIVE DEGREE ANGLES ON EACH SIDE TO MAKE BASE HAVE SIX SIDES. UNDERNEATH BASE IS ALUMINUM WITH A HOLE IN THE CENTRE FOR MOUNTING FLASH. HAS TWO SMALL PROTRUDING CIRCLES ON EITHER SIDE. ON SIDE OF BASE HAS TWO OPEN HOLES TRIMMED WITH ALUMINUM. IS A SCREW IN THE FRONT AND TEXTURED SURFACE THAT READS "KALART MADE IN U.S.A.". ON TOP OF BASE IS ALUMINUM FLASH THAT HAS SIX ROUNDED SIDES AS SUPPORT, IS SCREWED INTO PLACE. ON BACK OF SUPPORT IS SMALL LEVER THAT MOVES UP AND DOWN. ROUNDED HALF SPHERE RESTS ON THE ENDS OF THE SUPPORT VERTICALLY. VERY CENTRE IS DEPRESSED, OUTER EDGE HAS ROUNDED LIP. THE SUPPORT COMES THROUGH THE CIRCLE AND HAS HOLE ON SIDE WHERE LIGT BULB RESTS. INSIDE SUPPORT IS PIN THAT PUSHES DOWN. SUPPORT IS HELD IN PLACE BY THREE SCREWS. 2. LIGHT BULB: 2.3CM (L) X 2.1CM (W). GLASS BULB IS ROUND AND CONNECTED TO BRASS(?) PLUG WHICH HAS SPIRAL GROOVES TO SCREW INTO SOCKET AND A CERAMIC BOTTOM. ON TOP OF PLUG BY BULB IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK "8.8V". IS ALSO SOMETHING ENGRAVED BESIDE THIS, BUT IS COVERED BY SILVER COLOURED METAL. INSIDE PLUG IS WHITE, INSIDE GLASS BULB ARE TWO COPPER PRONGS CONNECTED BY WHAT LOOKS LIKE A GREEN ROCK. MINOR CORROSION AROUND CERAMIC.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR WAS AN AMATEUR CAMERA BUFF.
Catalogue Number
P19950066012
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19820013000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
4.5
Width
4.0
Description
BADGE DEPICTS HATCHET OR AXE CROSSED WITH PAIR OF TONGS OR PINCHERS. PIN CLIPS ON REVERSE ARE FLATTENED & BENT.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION UNKNOWN, POSSIBLY A TRADE ITEM OR TRADE UNION BADGE. FOUND IN INDIAN BATTLE PARK.
Catalogue Number
P19820013000
Acquisition Date
1982-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19683152000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.0
Width
12.4
Diameter
5.7
Description
"VENDOME PARIS" ON EACH EYE PIECE CENTRE ADJUSTING; LEATHER BOUND AND HAVE EXTENDING LENS SHADES. METAL BADLY CORRODING; CAUSING LEATHER DETERIORATION.
Subjects
OPTICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR HAS PROVIDED NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING AN ORGAN DONATED BY MAURICE AND AGNES WENDELBOE, ALSO THE DONORS OF THESE BINOCULARS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT AGNES WENDELBOE WAS FOUND IN HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. WENDELBOE WAS BORN IN NORWAY IN 1901, AND MOVED TO CANADA WITH HER FAMILYAS A YOUNG GIRL. SHE MARRIED ROSS WENDELBOE IN 1920 AND THEY FARMED IN THE BARRHILL DISTRICT. WHEN ROSS DIED IN 1966, AGNES MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HER SON MAURICE LIVED. SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1991. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19683152000
Acquisition Date
1968-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STORY OF COCK ROBIN
Date Range From
1893
Date Range To
1903
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19880059007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STORY OF COCK ROBIN
Date Range From
1893
Date Range To
1903
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.5
Width
23.5
Description
"STORY OF COCK ROBIN". LARGE PRINT, ILLUSTRATED 8 PAGES. FRAYED EDGES, DOG EARED. HAS BEEN FOLDED. "MCLOUGHLIN BROS. INC. NEW YORK 1893".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR HAD AS A CHILD, B. 1921 *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF TALKED WITH THE DONOR, DORIS SCHEIBNER, WITH REGARD TO HER DONATIONS. SEE BELOW. SCHEIBNER DID NOT REMEMBER HOW THE BOOK CAME INTO HER HOUSEHOLD. SHE READ THE BOOK IN SEDGEWICK, AB WHEN SHE WAS AROUND PRESCHOOL AGE. SHE, “IMAGINES THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER TO LAST AS LONG AS IT DID.” THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HER OLDER BROTHER BEFORE IT BECAME HERS. “IT WAS VERY WELL KEPT CONSIDERING SIX KIDS USED IT.” DORIS’ MOTHER READ THE BOOK TO ALL OF THE KIDS. THE BOOK WAS SPECIAL BECAUSE IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY ONES THEY HAD. AFTER THE KIDS GREW OUT OF THE BOOK IT WAS PUT ASIDE. LATER, WHEN SCHEIBNER WAS MARRIED, SHE INHERITED THE BOOK FROM HER MOTHER. SHE READ THE BOOK TO HER KIDS, “BUT BY THEN BOOKS WERE A LOT MORE PLENTIFUL SO IT WASN'T AS SPECIAL.” THE BOOK WAS PUT INTO STORAGE WHEN SCHEIBNER’S CHILDREN GREW OUT OF IT. SHE SAID, “I WAS AFRAID THAT THE GRANDCHILDREN WOULD RIP IT APART. I THOUGHT IT WAS TOO VALUABLE FOR THAT.” SHE WANTED IT PRESERVED IF POSSIBLE SO SHE DONATED IT TO THE GALT. SEE P19880059010 FOR FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880059007
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PUMPKIN PIE A.B.C. BOOK
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19880059008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PUMPKIN PIE A.B.C. BOOK
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.5
Width
21.0
Description
"PUMPKIN PIE A.B.C. BOOK". ILLUSTRATED, SIX PAGES WITH VERSE FOR LEARNING ALPHABET. FRAYED AND DOG EARED, HAS BEEN FOLDED. "MCLOUGHLIN BROS. INC. NEW YORK #1431"
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR HAD AS A CHILD, B. 1921 *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF TALKED WITH THE DONOR, DORIS SCHEIBNER, WITH REGARD TO HER DONATIONS. SEE BELOW. SCHEIBNER DID NOT REMEMBER HOW THE BOOK CAME INTO HER HOUSEHOLD. SHE READ THE BOOK IN SEDGEWICK, AB WHEN SHE WAS AROUND PRESCHOOL AGE. SHE, “IMAGINES THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER TO LAST AS LONG AS IT DID.” THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HER OLDER BROTHER BEFORE IT BECAME HERS. “IT WAS VERY WELL KEPT CONSIDERING SIX KIDS USED IT.” DORIS’ MOTHER READ THE BOOK TO ALL OF THE KIDS. THE BOOK WAS SPECIAL BECAUSE IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY ONES THEY HAD. AFTER THE KIDS GREW OUT OF THE BOOK IT WAS PUT ASIDE. LATER, WHEN SCHEIBNER WAS MARRIED, SHE INHERITED THE BOOK FROM HER MOTHER. SHE READ THE BOOK TO HER KIDS, “BUT BY THEN BOOKS WERE A LOT MORE PLENTIFUL SO IT WASN'T AS SPECIAL.” THE BOOK WAS PUT INTO STORAGE WHEN SCHEIBNER’S CHILDREN GREW OUT OF IT. SHE SAID, “I WAS AFRAID THAT THE GRANDCHILDREN WOULD RIP IT APART. I THOUGHT IT WAS TOO VALUABLE FOR THAT.” SHE WANTED IT PRESERVED IF POSSIBLE SO SHE DONATED IT TO THE GALT. SEE P19880059010 FOR FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880059008
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19880059009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
28.0
Width
20.0
Description
"THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS DEANS HOLIDAY SERIES NO. 64". PAPER PAGES MOUNTED OVER COTTON CLOTH. ILLUSTRATED WITH VERSE. 9 PAGES. LAMINATED PAPER COVER, FRONT ONLY. TORN COVER. POSSIBLY MISSING PAGES AND REAR COVER. "DEAN & SON LTD. LONDON. PRINTED IN HOLLAND."
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR HAD AS A CHILD, B. 1921 *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF TALKED WITH THE DONOR, DORIS SCHEIBNER, WITH REGARD TO HER DONATIONS. SEE BELOW. SCHEIBNER DID NOT REMEMBER HOW THE BOOK CAME INTO HER HOUSEHOLD. SHE READ THE BOOK IN SEDGEWICK, AB WHEN SHE WAS AROUND PRESCHOOL AGE. SHE, “IMAGINES THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER TO LAST AS LONG AS IT DID.” THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HER OLDER BROTHER BEFORE IT BECAME HERS. “IT WAS VERY WELL KEPT CONSIDERING SIX KIDS USED IT.” DORIS’ MOTHER READ THE BOOK TO ALL OF THE KIDS. THE BOOK WAS SPECIAL BECAUSE IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY ONES THEY HAD. AFTER THE KIDS GREW OUT OF THE BOOK IT WAS PUT ASIDE. LATER, WHEN SCHEIBNER WAS MARRIED, SHE INHERITED THE BOOK FROM HER MOTHER. SHE READ THE BOOK TO HER KIDS, “BUT BY THEN BOOKS WERE A LOT MORE PLENTIFUL SO IT WASN'T AS SPECIAL.” THE BOOK WAS PUT INTO STORAGE WHEN SCHEIBNER’S CHILDREN GREW OUT OF IT. SHE SAID, “I WAS AFRAID THAT THE GRANDCHILDREN WOULD RIP IT APART. I THOUGHT IT WAS TOO VALUABLE FOR THAT.” SHE WANTED IT PRESERVED IF POSSIBLE SO SHE DONATED IT TO THE GALT. SEE P19880059010 FOR FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880059009
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHEET MUSIC
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960000019
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHEET MUSIC
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
34.5
Width
25.6
Description
TWO PAGE WHITE PAPER BOOKLET WITH MUSIC. COVER HAS SHADOWED SKETCH OF WOMAN SITTING BENEATH A TREE LOOKING AT A DISTANT CASTLE. AT BOTTOM READS "A. COX & CO., MUSIC PUBLISHERS TORONTO, CANADA". AT TOP IS AREA SCRATCHED OUT WITH BLACK INK AND IN TOP RIGHT CORNER IS "3-19/1" HAND PRINTED IN PENCIL. TITLE READS "THE BRIDGE `I STOOD ON THE BRIDGE AT MIDNIGHT' SONG BY MISS LINDSAY". ON INSIDE IS MUSIC WITH WORDS. ON BACK ARE ADVERTISEMENTS FOR MORE MUSIC AND PUBLISHER'S LOGO. PAPER IS WORN WITH A NUMBER OF SMALL TEARS AND PAPER IS YELLOWED SLIGHTLY. CORNERS ARE DOG EARED AS WELL.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ARTIFACT WAS DISCOVERED IN CONSERVATION LAB WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION OR OTHER ASSOCIATIONS. IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO PERMANENT COLLECTION BY ACCESSION COMMITTEE WITHOUT HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT. SHE NOTED THAT OF THE 21 BOOKS/SHEET MUSIC THAT WERE ACQUIRED IN 1996 WITH UNKNOWN ASSOCIATIONS OR DONORS, FIVE HAD THE NAME "ESTHER SPONHOLZ" WRITTEN IN PENCIL ON THEIR COVERS. SEARCHING FOR THAT NAME IN THE DIGITIZED LETHBRIDGE HERALD LED TO THE OBITUARIES OF ESTHER GROSE (NEE SPONHOLZ), HER BROTHER EARL, AND HER HUSBAND HARRY. GIVEN THAT ALL 21 OF THE MUSIC BOOKS WERE ACQUIRED AT THE SAME TIME AND ARE OF SIMILAR VINTAGE, IT IS LIKELY THAT THEY ALL BELONGED TO ESTHER SPONHOLZ PRIOR TO HER MARRIAGE TO HARRY GROSE IN 1937. IT REMAINS UNKNOWN HOW THE BOOKS ARRIVED AT THE GALT MUSEUM, AND WHO DONATED THEM. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ESTHER SPONHOLZ GROSE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE AFOREMENTIONED OBITUARIES. ESTHER DOROTHY SPONHOLZ WAS BORN IN 1917 NEAR MEDICINE HAT AND GREW UP IN THE AREA. SHE MET HARRY JAMES GROSE IN CALGARY AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1937. THEY LIVED IN MEDICINE HAT UNTIL 1949, WHEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HARRY WAS A PARTNER IN NORRIE AND FAWCETT FARM EQUIPMENT. ESTHER WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, AND AN ACCOMPLISHED PIANIST. WHEN HARRY DIED IN 1990, ESTHER MOVED TO CALGARY TO BE NEAR THEIR SON GLEN. ESTHER GROSE DIED ON JANUARY 10, 1996. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19960000019
Acquisition Date
1996-01
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
WHISKEY BOTTLE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19640702000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WHISKEY BOTTLE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.3
Diameter
10.8
Description
CLEAR GLASS. CONSIDERABLE MAGNESIUM OXIDE STAIN INSIDE OF BOTTLE. BI-PARTITE MOLD MARKS ON BODY. "37" EMBOSSED ON BASE. COMES WITH CORK. CORK READS "THE ORIGINAL C & E & A METAL". A FEW BUBBLES IN GLASS. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
FOUND UNDER TIE AT OLD ST. MARY'S SIDING NEAR OLD ST. MARY'S STATION.
Catalogue Number
P19640702000
Acquisition Date
1964-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SNUFF HORN
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORN, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20010116000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SNUFF HORN
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORN, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
8.4
Width
8
Description
CATTLE (?) HORN DISPLAYS HINGED LID ALSO MADE OF HORN. HINGE IS HAND FASHIONED OUT OF BRASS AND IS ATTACHED TO HORN VIA RIVETS. HORN DISPLAYS SIGNIFICANT GOUGE TOWARDS TIP WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REPAIRED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR'S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, JAMES NICOL, LIVED IN BURDETT FROM 1910 UNTIL PASSING IN 1935. PRIOR, HE HAD ARRIVED IN BASSANO IN 1901, EMMIGRATING FROM SCOTLAND. HE WENT TO BASSANO TO RANCH AND BURDETT TO FARM. GRANDFATHER ADDITIONALLY HAD FARM NEAR FOREMOST. DONOR NEVER WITNESSED GRANDFATHER SMOKING AND PRESUMES IT BELONGED TO GREAT GRANDFATHER. DONOR'S MOTHER STORED HORN UNTIL 1971 WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY, TRANSFERRING POSSESSION TO DONOR. DONOR HAS KEPT HORN AS HEIRLOOM UNTIL DONATING. SEE ARCHIVAL CROSS REFERENCE FOR MORE INFORMATION. INFORMATION BELOW COMPILED AS A RESULT OF THE HORN'S APPEARING IN LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE IN JANUARY 2009. THIS HORN WAS CREATED TO STORE SNUFF (GROUND TOBACCO MIXED WITH ASH) FOR THE PURPOSE OF 'SNIFFING' OR INHALATION. SNUFF WAS ADDED TO THE HORN BY MEANS OF ITS HINGED LID AND, WHEN NEEDED, WAS SHAKEN OUT THROUGH THE SMALL HOLE AT THE END OF THE HORN. TAKING SNUFF WAS POPULAR IN SCOTLAND IN THE 1600S, WHERE THIS HORN WAS PRODUCED. SNUFF CONTAINERS MORE COMMONLY EXIST AS BOXES, HOWEVER, IN SCOTLAND, HORN AND BONE WERE THE CONTAINER MATERIALS/FORMS OF CHOICE. THE GALT’S HORN IS CLAIMED TO HAVE COME TO CANADA FROM SCOTLAND AS PART OF THE PERSONAL BELONGINGS OF JAMES NICOL. NICOL, BORN IN CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND IN 1855, SETTLED IN THE BURDETT REGION. HE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 81 IN 1935. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY JAMES BURNESS. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, "JAMES (JIM) NICOL BURNESS OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 86. JIM, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN BURNESS (NEE YANOTA), WAS BORN MAY 11, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS, JIM GREW UP AND RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN BURDETT, ALBERTA AND AT THE AGE OF 24 ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED PROUDLY AS A STRETCHER-BEARER WITH THE INFANTRY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR TWO. AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION FOR TEN YEARS IN BANFF AND LETHBRIDGE. IN 1949 HE MARRIED ANN YANOTA OF BLAIRMORE AND THEY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. THEY BUILT THEIR OWN HOME, ONE IN WHICH THEY LIVED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. JIM COMPLETED A 24-YEAR CAREER WITH THE POST OFFICE, HELPING REVITALIZE THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION... HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROTARY, KINSMEN, SHRINERS, SCOTTISH RITE, AND THE LETHBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB." SEE PERMANENT RECORD P19860042001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20010116000
Acquisition Date
2002-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
92.2
Length
65.8
Width
34.5
Description
1. MADE OF WOOD; PAINTED WHITE. CUPBOARD HAS 2 LEVELS, THE BOTTOM LEVEL IS WIDER THAN THE TOP. TOP LEVEL HAS TWO DOORS THAT OPEN OUTWARD ON BRASS HINGES. EACH DOOR HAS A GLASS WINDOW (1 OF THE WINDOWS HAS TWO CHRISTMAS STICKERS ON IT), AND A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. INSIDE THE CUPBOARD HAS NO FINISH. THE TOP LEVEL HAS ONE SHELF. BELOW TOP LEVEL IS A LEDGE, WITH LAMINATE ON IT (HAS A MARBLIZED EFFECT ON IT). A LARGE CHUNK OF THE LAMINATE IS GONE OFF OF ONE SIDE OF LEDGE. BELOW LEDGE IS AN UNFINISHED WOODEN DRAWER (DRAWER IS NOT ORIGINAL TO PIECE). BELOW DRAWER ARE TWO DOORS, BOTH ON BRASS HINGES AND WITH A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. THE INSIDE OF DOORS ARE FINISHED WITH DARK BROWN VARNISH. PAINT IS CHIPPING AND CUPBOARD IS DIRTY. 2. FOUND INSIDE DRAWER WERE TWO EMPTY, WOODEN SPOOLS. ONE HAS A LABEL ON ONE END THAT READS "SUPER SHEEN MERCERISED COTTON COLOR 839 BOILFAST". THE OTHER SPOOL IS SLIGHTLY LARGER, WITH NO LABELS, AND A CHIP OUT OF ONE END.
Subjects
FURNITURE
TOY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
LEISURE
History
ON 19 AUGUST 2009, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN RE-INTERVIEWED DONOR AND ARIZONA RESIDENT JUNE MANCHAK AFTER SHE CONTACTED THE GALT TO SEE HER DONATIONS. ACCORDING TO MANCHAK, THE CHILDREN’S-SIZED TABLE (P20000052001) AND CUPBOARD (P20000052002) WERE MADE BY HER FATHER GEORGE KEARL FOR HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER (DONOR’S SISTER) ARMINTO LUCILLE KEARL. ARMINTO WAS BORN IN 1909 IN AETNA, ALBERTA. THE WOODEN FURNITURE TOYS WERE PLAYED WITH BY ARMINTO AND HER FOUR YOUNGER SISTERS, INCLUDING THE DONOR WHO WAS BORN IN CARDSTON IN 1932. IN 2009, THE DONOR RECALLED PLAYING WITH THE ITEMS IN THE LATE 30S IN AN ABANDONED MODEL ‘A’ CAR ON HER FAMILY’S PROPERTY. THE CAR, SHE SAID, HAD ITS FRONT SEATS TAKEN OUT, PROVIDING HER “PLAYHOUSE” WITH A WIDE FLAT FLOOR. ADDITIONALLY, HER BROTHER RIGGED THE CAR’S DISPLACED FUEL TANK ON THE CAR’S HOOD IN ORDER THAT HIS SISTER HAD A SOURCE OF WATER. COPPER TUBING CARRIED WATER VIA GRAVITY INTO THE CAR AND A SPIGOT CONTROLLED THE FLOW. THE CAR, LIKE A HOUSE, HAD WINDOWS AND DOORS WHICH COULD BE OPENED AND CLOSED AND THE BACK SEAT FOLDED UP IN ORDER THAT STUFF COULD BE STORED AWAY. AND, “OF COURSE I HAD MY DOLLS IN THERE WITH ME TOO”, MANCHAK SAID. SHE MADE MUD PIES AND DECORATED THE TOPS WITH MUSTARD OR STINKWEED SEEDS. SHE COLOURED WATER WITH CREPE PAPER AND POURED THE WATER INTO CLEAR GLASS BOTTLES. AT SOME POINT, THE DONOR’S FATHER APPROACHED HER WITH A REQUEST TO SELL THE CAR – HER PLAYHOUSE – WHICH, SHE SAID, PAINED HIM TO DO ON ACCOUNT THAT HE KNEW WHAT IT MEANT TO HER. THE SALE WAS NECESSARY ON ACCOUNT THAT THE FAMILY NEEDED THE MONEY. SHE ALSO REMEMBERED THE FURNITURE SET BEING PLAYED WITH OUTSIDE WITHIN ABANDONED HOUSE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEIGHBORING YARD. SHE STATED THAT THE SET WAS RELOCATED INTO THE FAMILY HOME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. MANCHAK'S RECALL (C. 2013) OF THE MINIATURE FURNITURE’S FINAL PLACE OF USE WAS “IN THE BASEMENT, THE LAST LOCATION WHERE [SHE] HAD A PLAYHOUSE”. MUCH OF THE DONOR’S CHILDHOOD PLAY WAS DONE ALONE ON ACCOUNT THAT HER CLOSEST AGED SIBLING WAS HER OLDER BROTHER (4YRS HER SENIOR) AND HER CLOSEST AGED SISTER WAS SEVEN YEARS HER SENIOR AND CHRONICALLY ILL. THE FURNITURE SET REMAINED AT THE FAMILY HOME FOR DECADES, INCLUDING THE PERIOD WHEN ARMINTO, THE ELDEST SISTER, ACQUIRED THE PROPERTY DUE TO HER PARENTS’ PASSING (DATE UNKNOWN). THEREAFTER, THE SET WAS MOVED BY THE SISTER TO AN ADJACENT HOME WHICH SHE HAD BUILT. IN 1998, ARMINTO PASSED AWAY AND THE DONOR INHERITED THE SET, DECIDING IT WAS BEST OFF IF DONATED TO A MUSEUM. OBJECTS RELATED TO THE FAMILY ARE ALSO SAID TO BE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE GLENBOW, HERITAGE PARK AND THE CARDSTON MUSEUM. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY AND ITS MONTANA, UTAH AND S. ALBERTA ORIGINS, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. ********** UPDATE: ON 17 JUNE 2013, DONOR JUNE MANCHAK RE-VISITED THE GALT MUSEUM IN ORDER TO ADVANCE A NEW DONATION OFFER. AT THAT TIME, SHE REQUESTED ACCESS TO THIS OBJECT’S HISTORICAL RECORD. MRS. MANCHAK THEREAFTER REQUESTED FOUR MINOR CHANGES BE MADE AS PER HER LETTER ON RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
KODAK BOX CAMERA
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL PLATED STEEL, LEATHERETTE
Catalogue Number
P19683254000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KODAK BOX CAMERA
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
NICKEL PLATED STEEL, LEATHERETTE
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.8
Length
14.3
Width
7.6
Description
USE 120 FILM 5.7 CM SQUARE NEGATIVE. LENS MAY BE MISSING. SEAL ON BACK MARKED, "MADE IN U.S.A. ROCHESTER, N.Y. BY EASTMAN KODAK CO. USE FILM NO. 120".
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A KEY CHAIN DONATED BY IDA LEVITT. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR OR NEXT-OF-KIN DID NOT FIND ANY PERSONS AVAILABLE TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIFACT. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH DONE ABOUT DONOR, IDA MAUDE (ALSO REFERRED TO AS IDA MAY) LEVITT AND HER FAMILY. LEVITT WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN ONTARIO. SHE MARRIED WILLIAM ARTHUR LEVITT, WHO WAS BORN IN SELKIRK, ONTARIO ON 4 MAY 1877. HE WAS EDUCATED IN ONTARIO, WHERE HE STUDIED FOR THE MINISTRY. HIS WORK IN THE EAST INCLUDED WORKING AS A MINISTER AND AS A SECRETARY FOR THE Y.M.C.A., HE THEN MOVED WEST TO HIGH RIVER TO ACCEPT A POSITION IN A CHURCH THERE. IDA’S OBITUARY STATES THAT SHE MOVED FROM ONTARIO TO HIGH RIVER IN 1910 AND THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE THE FOLLOWING YEAR. WILLIAM SERVED AS A MINISTER IN THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1910 TO 1912. HE LATER BECAME A PROMINENT INSURANCE BROKER IN LETHBRIDGE – A JOB HE HAD FOR 33 YEARS. BOTH HE AND IDA WOULD LIVE THE REST OF THEIR LIVES IN LETHBRIDGE; WILLIAM PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 67 YEARS IN 1944 AND IDA ON 8 FEBRUARY 1976 AT THE AGE OF 94 YEARS. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN: FREDRICK (FRED), HELEN “ELLEDA”, AND KATHLEEN. KATHLEEN PASSED AFTER HER FATHER’S DEATH IN 1944, BUT PRIOR TO HER MOTHER’S IN 1976. ELLEDA PASSED AWAY ON 5 NOVEMBER 1983 AT THE AGE OF 74 YEARS, AND FRED PASSED AWAY ON 5 MARCH 2000. NOTE: ORIGINAL ACQUISITION PAPERWORK HAD THE DONOR’S NAME LISTED AS “LEAVITT, IDA.” EVIDENCE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND HENDERSON DIRECTORIES FROM THE TIME OF DONATION INDICATES THAT THE CORRECT SPELLING OF THE DONOR’S SURNAME IN “LEVITT.” THE DATABASE ENTRY HAS BEEN EDITED TO INDICATE THOSE FINDINGS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672466000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19683254000
Acquisition Date
1968-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MAGAZINE TYPE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P19738628000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAGAZINE TYPE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.8
Length
7.3
Width
15.0
Description
SIZE: 5.1 CM X 8.9 CM (PLATE). BLACK PAINT IS CRACKING AND SCRATCHED. LARGE LENS IS MISSING. CARRYING HANDLE USES KODAK FILM PACK 520.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
REF: SEARS ROEBUCK CATALOG 1908
Catalogue Number
P19738628000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NO. 3-A POSTCARD FORMAL
Date Range From
1909
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19960027002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NO. 3-A POSTCARD FORMAL
Date Range From
1909
Date Range To
1915
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.6
Length
25
Width
11.8
Description
RECTANGULAR WOODEN BODY WITH SIMULATED LEATHER COVERING. LEATHER HANDLE ON TOP STAMPED WITH "NO. 3-A FOLDING BROWNIE". WINDING KNOB LEFT OF HANDLE. MAIN PANEL OPENS WITH SPRING MECHANISM BENEATH LEATHERETTE COVERING, ON TOP OF BODY. PANEL IS HINGED AT BACK. FOLDING LEATHER ACCORDION-STYLE LENS WITH BRASS AND CHROME FITTINGS. BRASS LENS RING ENGRAVED WITH "BAUSCH & LOMB OPT. CO., PAT. APP'D." PLATE BELOW READS "EASTMAN KODAK CO. 128 64 82 16 8". ADJUSTABLE SCALE AT LEFT OF LENS WITH BRASS PLATE MARKED "FEET" AND "METERS", WITH GRADUATED TABLE. FLASH (?) APPARATUS TO THE RIGHT. LENS FOLDS IN AND OUT ON SLIDING MECHANISM AT BOTTOM. BACK PANEL OF CAMERA OPENS BY A SPRING MECHANISM AT EITHER SIDE. WOODEN SPOOL INSIDE, WITH "NO. 3-A FOLDING BROWNIE CAMERA MODEL A PATENTED IN U.S.A. JULY 8, 1902; NOV. 18, 1902; SEPT. 7, 1909 OTHER PATENTS PENDING BY EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. MANUFACTURED BY CANADIAN KODAK COMPANY, LIMITED TORONTO, CANADA" STAMPED IN RED INTO BACK OF PANEL.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
LEISURE
History
DONOR WORKED FOR A.E. CROSS STUDIOS FROM 1945, AFTER DISCHARGE FROM ARMY, UNTIL 1954. CAMERA ACQUIRED BY DONOR FROM FRIEND OF MOTHER. CAMERA WAS NEVER USED BY DONOR; ONLY COLLECTED.
Catalogue Number
P19960027002
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1903
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CLOTH, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19890043020
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1903
Date Range To
1915
Materials
STEEL, CLOTH, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.7
Length
23.8
Width
4.8
Description
NO.3A POCKET KODAK WITH "KODAK BALL BEARING SHUTTER" & KODAK ANASTIGMAT F:6.3 170MM LENS. LENS FIXED TO BELLOWS FOCUSING MOVEMENT ON RAIL. REMOVABLE BACK. USES ROLL FILM. WORKING ORDER. WOOD TAKE-UP FILM SPOOL. VIEW FINDER MOUNTED ABOVE LENS. "MADE IN U.S.A. BY EASTMAN KODAK CO. ROCHESTER N.Y."
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
COLLECTED BY DONOR AS PROPRIETER OF MCCREADY-BAINES DRUG STORE. PURCHASED BUSINESS FROM FATHER IN 1963 WITH PARTNER BAINES. BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN 1909 AT 614 3 AVE SOUTH IN ACADIA BLOCK. MOVED TO SHERLOCK BLOCK AFTER FIRE IN 1918. MOVED BACK TO ACADIA BLOCK IN 1952. DONOR JOINED BUSINESS AFTER W.W.II OPERATING A SUCCESSFUL CAMERA DEPT. UNTIL 1970 WHEN DONOR SOLD TO BAINES. THE DONOR BEGAN DISPLAYING TRADE-IN CAMERAS FOR WHOOP-UP DAYS IN STORE WINDOW. SOON PEOPLE WERE BRINGING CAMERAS TO ADD TO THE DISPLAY. THIS COLLECTION IS COMPRISED OF THOSE CAMERAS. THE PHARMACY CLOSED IN 1981. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THOMAS HERBERT MCCREADY'S 1993 OBITUARY, A 1990 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE ON MCCREADY'S CAMERA COLLECTION AND A 2013 INTERVIEW WITH MCREADY'S WIDOW LORENE MCCREADY, PLEASE SEE P19890043001 AND THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19890043020
Acquisition Date
1989-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GRAFLEX CAMERA & CASE SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19662109000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GRAFLEX CAMERA & CASE SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
7
Description
.1 (CASE) 22.9 (H) X 38.8 (W) X 59.0 (L) CM. WOOD, STEEL. PAINTED BLACK. STEEL FITTINGS. .2 (CAMERA) 7.6 (H) X 29.9 (W) X 36.9 (L) CM WOOD, BRASS, LEATHER 3 PCES. NAME PLATE ON FRONT: "EASTMAN CAMERA (VIEW) NO. 2-D MANUFACTURED BY FORME GRAFLEX CORPORATION FOR EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. STAMPED ON SHUTTER CASE "TROUSE APLANASTIGMATIQUE NO. 5B1S "HERMAGIS"OPT N FAB T & BW GDG PARIS NO. 49458 ADJUSTABLE SHUTTER. SHUTTER BULB MISSING. LEATHER CARRYING STRAP. 1 BLACK AND 1 GREEN CLOTH ARE IN CASE.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
LEISURE
History
C/W PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATE, EXTRA TRACK & TRIPOD , HOOD (BLACK). NAMEPLATE "THE JAYNAY PATENT QUICK SET" ON TRIPOD. REF: SEARS ROEBUCK 1908
Catalogue Number
P19662109000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PHOTOGRAPHIC SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MAHOGANY, BRASS, CANVAS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970055001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PHOTOGRAPHIC SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
MAHOGANY, BRASS, CANVAS, COTTON
No. Pieces
11
Description
1. CAMERA: 22CM (H) X 30.5CM (L) X 22.5CM (W) (DIMENSIONS EXTENDED). HALF-PLATE BRASS AND MAHOGANY CAMERA. HINGED PANEL OPENS FROM FRONT OF CASE; LENS AND SHUTTER SLIDE OUT ON RAIL, WITH BLACK PRESSED PAPER "BELLOW" SYSTEM UNFOLDING. BRASS SHUTTER ENGRAVED "J. LANCASTER & SON'S PATENT BHMM.". HEIGHT CAN BE ADJUSTED BY MEANS OF TWO KNOBS ON EITHER SIDE OF WOOD CASING. BACK OF CAMERA CONTAINS FROSTED GLASS PLATE; HINGED AT TOP AND BOTTOM. STORES REMOVABLE DOUBLE-PLATE HOLDER. EACH HINGED ARM ENGRAVED "LANCASTER'S PATENT". BACK PANEL IS REMOVABLE. BOTTOM PANEL OF CAMERA HAS THREADED HOLE FOR SECURING TRIPOD. 2. SHUTTER FIXTURE/CABLE SHUTTER RELEASE: 2.3CM (H) X 10.4CM (L) X 9.5CM (W) RECTANGULAR WOODEN PIECE WITH CIRCULAR HOLE IN CENTRE; CRACKED RUBBER LINING FITS OVER CAMERA LENS. DIAL ON ONE SIDE TO CONTROL SHUTTER SPEED. METAL LEVER DEVICE AND DIAL ON OPPOSITE SIDE; CONNECTS TO CLOTH-COVERED CABLE FOR SHUTTER RELEASE. KNOB ON CABLE EMBOSSED "WATSON EDWARDS THE ANTINUOUS REG MADE IN ENGLAND". CORD WRAPPING IS FRAYING AT ONE END. PARTS OF METAL DEVICE APPEAR TO BE REPLACEMENTS. LARGE CRACK IN WOOD. 3-5. DOUBLE PLATE HOLDERS. 3 PIECES. 2.2CM (H) X 22.2CM (L) X 15.2CM (W). THREE MAHOGANY DOUBLE PLATE HOLDERS WITH BRASS FITTINGS. EACH CONSISTS OF TWO RECTANGULAR PANELS WHICH SLIDE INTO FRAME; HINGED TOGETHER AT ONE END, WITH BRASS FITTINGS AT OPPOSITE END TO CLOSE PANELS TOGETHER. INSIDE OF PANEL PAINTED BLACK; THIN PIECE OF BLACK CARDBOARD PAPER RESTS BETWEEN THEM. EACH HOLDER IS HAND ENGRAVED WITH NUMBER "1" "2" OR "3" ON EXTERIOR. #2 AND 3 HAVE PIECE OF WHITE ADHESIVE ON ONE SIDE. #3 CONTAINS PHOTOGRAPHIC DRY PLATE; 6-9. TRIPOD. 4 PIECES. LEGS (EXTENDED): 2CM (H) X 153CM (L) X 7CM (W). TRIPOD CONSISTS OF CIRCULAR BRASS PLATE, THREADED WITH SCREW AND WINGNUT TO SECURE TO BASE OF CAMERA. PINS EXTENDING FROM UNDERSIDE SECURE THREE COLLAPSABLE LEGS. EACH LEG CONSISTS OF FIVE WOODEN RODS FITTED SIDE BY SIDE; EXTEND TO THREE TIMES FOLDED LENGTH. HEIGHT ADJUSTED BY WINGNUT. SURFACE OF EACH LEG SCRATCHED CONSIDERABLY; STAMPED ON FITTING "LANCASTER PATENT". 10. CASE. 21CM (H) X 24.7CM (L) X 14.6CM (W). BROWN CANVAS CARRYING BAG WITH TWO SIDE FLAPS AND TOP FLAP; LEATHER STRAPS AND BUCKLES AT THE END OF EACH. CASE TRIMMED WITH LEATHER BINDING. BUCKLE FROM ONE FRONT STRAP MISSING; SIDE FLAP STRAP BROKEN. TOP CARRYING STRAP AND ONE LEATHER HANDLE ALSO BROKEN OFF AND MISSING. CASE IS WORN THROUGHOUT, WITH SEVERAL HOLES IN CANVAS. 11. FOCUSSING CLOTH. 85.6CM (L) X 72.5CM (W). BLACK COTTON RECTANGULAR CLOTH, LINED WITH ECRU COTTON. WHITE STRING TIED TO ONE CORNER OF CLOTH. LINING SLIGHTLY SOILED; SMALL HOLES THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
CAMERA AND PARTS WERE COLLECTED BY DONOR'S HUSBAND, CLIFF DAW. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. ON 26 NOVEMBER 2018, SCHAMUHN INTERVIEWED RUTH DAW REGARDING HER PRIOR DONATIONS. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE CAMERAS AND THEIR TIES TO HER HUSBAND, CLIFF DAW, RUTH DAW RECALLED, “THIS WAS STUFF WE WERE CLEARING OUT THAT WE THOUGHT THE MUSEUM MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN [AFTER CLIFF DAW PASSED AWAY].” “HE WAS VERY MUCH INTO CAMERAS. HE JUST USED THEM A LOT.” WHEN ASKED IF CLIFF HAD A FAVOURITE CAMERA, RUTH DAW RESPONDED, “NO, I CAN’T REALLY SAY.” RUTH DAW RECALLED HER HUSBAND’S INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY, SAYING, “[HE WOULD TAKE PHOTOS] ALL THE TIME. I HAVE ALBUMS AND ALBUMS. HE WAS CRAZY ABOUT FUNERALS…HE ALWAYS HAD HIS CAMERA WITH HIM.” “IT WAS JUST AN EXPRESSION. HE WOULDN’T REALLY TAKE PART IN A LOT OF THINGS BUT HE WOULD TAKE PICTURES AND HE LIKED TAKING PICTURES OF [OUR] DAUGHTERS. HE WOULD TAKE PICTURES OF GUYS [ON] THE HOCKEY TEAMS AND WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS…THE NORTH SIDE PEOPLE WERE VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY OFTEN COULDN’T HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER AND HE DIDN’T CHARGE ANYTHING FOR IT, IT WAS JUST HIS DONATION.” “HE’D ALWAYS HAVE THE KIDS BE PART OF THE PICTURE BUT HE WOULD ALSO [PHOTOGRAPH] THE GENERAL LANDSCAPE OF THE LAKES AND THE MOUNTAINS.” WHEN ASKED IF CLIFF EVER EXHIBITED HIS PHOTOGRAPHS, RUTH DAW REPLIED, ““[WITH] THE SKETCH CLUB. HE BELONGED TO THE SKETCH CLUB…AND WAS PRETTY GOOD. HE WAS ALSO AN AVID HIKER AND HE ALWAYS TOOK HIS CAMERA WITH HIM SO HE’D HAVE ALL KINDS OF [PHOTOS] THROUGH WATERTON.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970055001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970055001
Acquisition Date
1997-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BANDMASTER'S HAT
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, LACQUER BRAID, BRASS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19640680000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANDMASTER'S HAT
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, LACQUER BRAID, BRASS, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.0
Length
18.5
Width
17.1
Description
COLOR: MAROON AND BLACK. BAND AND MILITARY CLOTHIERS HENDERSON AND CO. B.E. COR. 11TH AND GRACE ST. S. PHILADELPHIA" STAMP MARK IN CAP. LEATHER BRIM. "DIRECTOR HARP L.C.B." ON CAP IN METALLIC BRAID. GOLD BRAID ATTACHED ON BRASS BUTTONS ACROSS BRIM. LEATHER SWEAT BAND. BLACK COTTON LINING. GOLD BRAID FASHIONED AS LEAVES AND VINES. BLACK LEATHER VISOR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
LEISURE
History
J. GEORGE HARPER'S BANDMASTER'S HAT. HE HAD THE CADET CORPS BEFORE THEY WERE TAKEN OVER BY THE SCHOOLS. HE TAUGHT MUSIC AT HARPER'S CONSERVATORY 11ST & 5 AVE. SO."
Catalogue Number
P19640680000
Acquisition Date
1964-09
Collection
Museum
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