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Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
Catalogue Number
P19990061008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
No. Pieces
3
Height
27.6
Length
17.2
Width
12.0
Description
GREEN CARDBOARD BOX, W/ FRONT CELLOPHANE WINDOW. ABOVE WINDOW READS "TIRELIRE TIMOTHY EATON COIN BANK", BELOW WINDOW READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS". EACH SIDE OF BOX HAS A PICTURE OF A BRONZE STATUE AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE STATUE; ONE SIDE IN FRENCH, THE OTHER IN ENGLISH. INSIDE BOX IS A BRONZE COLOURED, PLASTIC STATUE. STATUE IS OF A MAN SITTING IN A CHAIR ON A PEDESTAL. THE MAN'S LEFT TOE IS GOLD COLOURED. ON BACK OF CHAIR IS A SLOT. ON FRONT OF PEDESTAL IS A CLEAR PLASTIC STICKER WITH BLACK PRINT THAT READS "TIMOTHY EATON BORN 1834 DIED 1907 FOUNDER OF THE T. EATON CO LIMITED", ETCETERA. ON BOTTOM OF STATUE IS A ROUND, GREEN, PLASTIC PLUG. ALSO IN BOX IS A FOLDED PIECE OF HEAVY PAPER THAT IS GREEN AND WHITE. THERE IS A HOLE IN ONE CORNER WITH A PIECE OF GOLD ELASTIC THROUGH IT. FRONT OF CARD READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS"; INSIDE OF CARD GIVES EXPLANATION OF STATUE IN ENGLISH & FRENCH.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
BANK IS COMMEMORATIVE OF TWO STATUES THAT WERE ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE FOUNDER OF THE EATON COMPANY, TIMOTHY EATON, BY ITS EMPLOYEES ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPANY IN 1919. MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061008
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CORK, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19990035011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGGY BANK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, CORK, FELT
No. Pieces
5
Height
15.8
Length
30.2
Width
11.6
Description
PLASTIC TURQUOISE JUG MADE TO LOOK LIKE A PIG. HAS YELLOW FELT FOR EARS, NOSE AND MOUTH, BLACK FELT FOR EYES, AND DIFFERENT COLOURS OF FELT MAKE UP FLOWERS ON THE BODY. HAS A YELLOW PIPE CLEANER TAIL. A SLOT HAS BEEN CUT IN THE TOP, SURROUNDED BY YELLOW FELT, TO INSERT COINS. FOUR HOLES HAVE BEEN CUT IN THE BOTTOM AND CORKS INSERTED FOR FEET - THESE ARE REMOVABLE.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR PEMMICAN CLUB HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035011
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
AGT CALLING CARD
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20020077011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AGT CALLING CARD
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
8.5
Width
5.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, PLASTIC CARD. FRONT IS DARK BLUE WITH A GRID IMAGE ON IT. PRINTED ON FRONT IN SILVER IS "AGT CALLING CARD". EMBOSSED ON FRONT IS "403 329 1471 891 248 403 329 1471 5 KEVIN R MACLEAN 01". BACK OF CARD HAS A MAGNETIC STRIP. PRINTED ON BACK ARE DIRECTIONS FOR USING CARD.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
THIS CARD WAS SENT TO DONOR KEVIN MACLEAN BY ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES (AGT) WHEN THE CALLING CARD PROGRAM BEGAN AND/OR THE DONOR AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM, SUSPECTED IN THE LATE 80S. MACLEAN RECALLED FREQUENT, WEEKLY USE OF HIS (NOW TELUS) CARD AROUND APPROXIMATELY 1996 TO 1998 WHEN HE VISITED THE FORMER BOSTON PIZZA OFF OF 1ST AVENUE SOUTH. THE CARD WAS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S PAYPHONE, LOCATED WITHIN ITS FRONT VESTIBULE, SO THAT HE COULD CALL HOME WHEN OUT LATE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. HE USED HIS CARD WITH ENOUGH FREQUENCY THAT HE NEVER CARRIED IT, HAVING MEMORIZED ITS NUMBER. HIS CARD WAS EVENTUALLY REPLACED WITH A TELUS CALLING CARD. UPDATE: IN MARCH 2020, THE DONOR SHARED THE FOLLOWING: “I RECALL RECEIVING A LETTER FROM TELUS IN APPROXIMATELY 2015-16 (DOCUMENT WAS SADLY DISPOSED OF) THAT INFORMED ME THAT THE TECHNOLOGY THAT SUPPORTED CALLING CARDS WAS OBSOLETE AND THAT MY NUMBER AND ITS USE WAS TO BE DISCONTINUED. THIS WAS OF INTEREST TO ME AS I STILL HAVEN’T COMMITTED TO CARRYING A MOBILE PHONE AND I’M STILL DEPENDENT ON PUBLIC PHONES TO MAKE CALLS OUTSIDE OF MY HOME OR OFFICE. WHEN I RECEIVED THE TELUS LETTER, HOWEVER, IT WAS CLEARLY VISIBLE TO ME THAT THE CARD’S NUMBER WAS OF LITTLE FUTURE VALUE AS PUBLIC PHONES WERE – IN LETHBRIDGE AT LEAST – NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE. AS OF NOW (MARCH, 2020) I AM AWARE OF ONLY ONE SURVIVING, FREESTANDING PHONE BOOTH IN LETHBRIDGE, LOCATED OFF OF CROWSNEST TRAIL AND 28TH STREET SOUTH—THE LOCATION OF A FORMER, NOW DEMOLISHED GAS STATION.”
Catalogue Number
P20020077011
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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