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Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009044
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1+
Height
4.4
Length
29.2
Width
25
Description
NAVY BLUE CLOTH-BOUND 3-RING BINDER WITH BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE ALONG SPINE. PAPER LABEL TAPED TO FRONT; HANDWRITTEN "U.S.A. USED STAMPS REGULAR #1 THRU TO AIR MAIL #1 THRU TO". TAPE DRIED; EDGES OF BINDER WORN. CONTAINS 56 PAGES AND SEVERAL CARDBOARD DIVIDERS. EACH PAGE TAPED WITH NUMEROUS STAMPS, NUMBERED AND ORGANIZED INTO HAND-DRAWN GRID. NOTATIONS IN SQUARES MISSING STAMPS. REVERSE OF WHITE PAGES HAVE TYPEWRITTEN PRINTING (USED PAPERS), WHICH IS TRANSFERRING TO STAMP PAGES. STAMPS ARE ALMOST ALL USED; SOME HAVE COME DETACHED FROM PAGE. OTHERS HAVE BEEN INSERTED LOOSE BETWEEN APPROPRIATE PAGES, ALONG WITH A FEW ASSORTED PAPERS AND POSTCARDS. LOOSE IN FRONT OF BINDER (STORED IN SEPARATE FILE) ARE NINE ITEMS INCLUDING USED STAMPS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, USED ENVELOPES, AND SET OF FOUR 29 CENT STAMPS. PAGES IN ALBUM ARE BECOMING DISCOLORED AND TAPE IS DRY AND YELLOWING.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COLLECTED BY LOIS DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009044
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009084
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1+
Height
4.7
Length
29.3
Width
25.4
Description
BLACK CARDBOARD 3-RING BINDER WITH SIMULATED LEATHER FINISH. WORN AND TAPED ALONG SPINE. PAPER LABEL TAPED TO FRONT; TYPEWRITTEN "STAMPS CANADIAN". TAPE DRIED; BINDER WORN IN GENERAL. CONTAINS 47 PAGES, EACH TAPED WITH NUMEROUS STAMPS SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED AND ORGANIZED INTO HAND-DRAWN GRID. MANY SQUARES MISSING STAMPS. MOST STAMPS ARE NEW; SOME ADDITIONAL SHEETS OR INDIVIDUAL PIECES HAVE BEEN INSERTED LOOSE BETWEEN APPROPRIATE PAGES. LOOSE IN FRONT OF BINDER (STORED IN SEPARATE FILE) ARE ASSORTED ITEMS AS FOLLOWS: (1) BROWN ENVELOPE WITH 12 FLOWER STAMPS (FOR EACH PROVINCE); ASSORTED SHEETS EASTER SEALS STAMPS; CANADA TRUST SEALS; SET OF CENTENNIAL ISSUE POSTAGE STAMPS, WITH CARD; AND 10 PIECES ASSORTED TRAIN TICKETS, GAS RATION COUPONS, AND AIR MAIL STAMPS. (1) USED 68 CENT CANADIAN STAMP. (19) WAXED PAPER ENVELOPES CONTAINING VARIOUS COMPLETE AND PARTIAL SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS (ASSORTED VALUES). (2) SHEETS LOOSE PAPER TAPED WITH ASSORTED WAR TAX STAMPS, GAS RATION COUPONS, EASTER SEALS, AND AIRMAIL STAMPS. PAGES ARE FOLDED AND BADLY WORN. (10) WHITE PAPER "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPES, WITH CANADA POST MARK AND POSTAGE STAMP AT RIGHT CORNER. ASSORTED. (16) ASSORTED BOOKLETS AND PACKAGES OF COLLECTOR'S EDITION SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS. ASSORTED YEARS AND VALUES. INCLUDES TWO EXPLANATION SHEETS. (9) ASSORTED USED ENVELOPES AND POSTCARD ADDRESSED TO LOIS DUFF. EMPTY. (5) ASSORTED PAMPHLETS AND LETTERS RELATED TO STAMP COLLECTING. (3) "PHILATELIC SERVICE ORDER STATEMENTS" ISSUED TO L J DUFF. (18) ASSORTED PIECES PAPER WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON STAMP VALUES & INFORMATION. (1) BLUE "100% STABLE CANADIAN DOLLAR" (DIEFENBAKER). (1) PAMPHLET, "50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST NON-STOP TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT". (1) WRAPPER, "BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA'S VACATIONLAND". (1) GOLD ENVELOPE CONTAINING 6 WAXED PAPER ENVELOPES WITH VARIOUS SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS; 1 WHITE "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPE (TOUR DE LA LANTERNE) 1 EXPLANATION CARD ON LIGHTHOUSE STAMP COLLECTION; AND 2 SEALED STAMP SETS. (1) GOLD ENVELOPE CONTAINING 6 WHITE "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPES; SHEET OF 32 CENT CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS; AND PHILATELIC SERVICE ORDER STATEMENT. (11) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS WITH ARTICLES ON STAMPS ISSUED IN CANADA.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COLLECTED BY LOIS DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009084
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041589
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.5
Length
50
Width
34
Description
DARK GREEN FLORAL PATTERN NYLON BAG WITH TWO STRAP HANDLES OF SAME MATERIALS. BELT OF SAME MATERIAL IS THROUGH LOOPS AROUND MIDDLE. BOTTOM OF BAG IS SOLID DARK GREEN.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BAG WAS USED AS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM IN DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041589
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
14
Height
0.1
Length
21.7
Width
15.1
Description
14, IDENTICAL PLASTIC BAGS. WHITE. ON BOTH SIDES OF BAG ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY FROM TOP, THERE IS A RED STRIPE ABOVE A BLACK STRIPE; BELOW THIS ARE TWO NARROW RED STRIPES, AND BELOW THIS IS A WIDER BLACK STRIPE. ABOVE THE STRIPE IN BLACK IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, IN BLACK PRINT, IS "T 6 X 8 1/2". THERE ARE TWO SMALL HOLES IN TOP OF EACH BAG.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
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
P19990061012
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.0
Length
56.5
Width
48.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. ON FRONT AND BACK OF EACH BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A YELLOW CIRCLE (SUN). OVERLAYING THIS ARE TWO WHITE CLOUDS WITH BLUE LININGS, AND A BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED RECTANGULAR SHAPE, WITH ONE SCALLOPED EDGE. UNDERNEATH THIS, IN BLUE, IS "EATON". BAG HAS TWO STRAPS FOR HANDLES. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH A BAR CODE ON IT; THE OTHER SIDE READS "MERIDIAN PROMO. PROD. INC. VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA TEL:(604) 732-9021 100% COTTON/COTON", FOLLOWED BY CARE INSTRUCTIONS, IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
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
P19990061013
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
50.8
Width
27.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, WHITE COTTON. HAS TWO GREEN STRAPS FOR HANDLES. ON FRONT OF BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A DESIGN. IT CONSISTS OF AN ORANGE AND PINK SUN, A PURPLE AND PINK BEACH BALL, TWO GREEN TREES, AN ORANGE WOMAN, A BODY OF PURPLE WATER, A PINK FISH, A TURQUOISE STAR, AND TWO PURPLE SWIRL DESIGNS. BELOW THIS IN PURPLE IS "EATON". ON BACK OF BAG, ACROSS THE BOTTOM, IS A LINE OF SHAPES OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG THAT READS "MERIDIAN VANCOUVER, BC CANADA TEL:604/732-9021 FAX:604/736-4910 MADE IN CHINA". BAG APPEARS UNUSED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
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
P19990061014
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
53.8
Width
48.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. FRONT AND BACK HAVE SAME DESIGN. A BURGUNDY STRIPE, ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE, ABOVE TWO NARROW BURGUNDY STRIPES, AND ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE. ABOVE ALL OF THIS IN NAVY BLUE IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON TOP LEFT CORNER IS A NAVY BLUE RECTANGLE WITH WHITE PRINT. IT HAS WITHIN IT, THREE DOVES WHOSE TAILS FORM A MAPLE LEAF, SURROUNDED WITH "ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE CHOIX ENVIRONNEMENTAL". BELOW THIS READS "REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG SAC A EMPLETTES REUTILISABLE M-AN OFFICAL MARK OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA M-MARQUE OFFICIELLE D'ENVIRONNEMENT CANADA". INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH GREEN PRINT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
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
P19990061015
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
53.0
Width
48.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. ONE SIDE OF BAG IS 1/2 COVERED WITH A LIGHT BLUE RECTANGLE, WITH A LIGHT GREEN DESIGN WITHIN IT. DESIGN CONSISTS OF THE OUTLINES OF A FLOWER, A FISH, A LEAF, A BIRD, WAVES, AND BELOW THIS IS A HAND. BELOW THIS READS "EATON" IN LIGHT GREEN. OTHER SIDE OF BAG IS 1/2 COVERED WITH A LIGHT GREEN RECTANGLE, WITH A LIGHT BLUE DESIGN WITHIN IT. DESIGN CONSISTS OF THE OUTLINES OF BIRDS, LEAVES, FISH, FLOWERS, AND HANDS. BELOW THIS READS "EATON" IN LIGHT BLUE. BAG HAS ONE BLUE, AND ONE GREEN STRAP TO FORM HANDLES. HAS A WHITE TAG INSIDE WITH BARCODE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS IN BLACK PRINT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
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
P19990061016
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
89.4
Width
46.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, DARK BLUE PLASTIC. ON CENTRE OF BOTH SIDES, IN GOLD, IS "EATON'S". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, IN GOLD, IS "T18 X 10 1/2 X 36". SIDES OF BAG FOLD INWARDS, SO THAT WHEN BAG IS FILLED IT EXPANDS AT THE SIDES. BAG HAS SMALL PINHOLES ALONG TOP EDGE. BAG HAS FOLD MARKS, BUT APPEARS TO BE UNUSED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
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
P19990061017
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ASSORTED PAPER BAGS (4)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061036
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ASSORTED PAPER BAGS (4)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. 0.1CM(H) X 27.2CM(L) X 17.8CM(W). RECTANGULAR, PAPER BAG. BASE COLOUR OF BAG IS LIGHT GREENISH-BROWN. BAG HAS A REPEATING PATTERN ON OUTSIDE. PATTERN IS FAINT WHITE CIRCLES, WITHIN WHICH ARE FAINT WHITE DIAMONDS, WITH A LIGHT GREENISH-BROWN OUTLINE AROUND THEM. ON FRONT AND BACK OF BAG IS A DARK GREEN RECTANGLE, WITH "EATON'S" IN IT, IN WHITE. PRINTED ON BOTTOM ON ONE SIDE, IN FAINT WHITE IS " 7 X 9.5 .0825". ONE SIDE OF BAG EXTENDS SLIGHTLY OVER THE OTHER, AT THE TOP, AND IS ROUNDED AT TOP. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS JAGGED. 2. 0.1CM(H) X 24.4CM(L) X 15.0CM(W). RECTANGULAR, PAPER BAG. BASE COLOUR OF BAG IS NAVY BLUE. BAG HAS LIGHT BLUE, WAVY LINES, THAT CROSS EACH OTHER, ALL OVER OUTSIDE OF BAG. PRINTED ON FRONT, IN LIGHT BLUE, IS "EATON'S OF CANADA". PRINTED ON BOTTOM OF BACK, IN LIGHT BLUE, IS "6X9". BACK SIDE OF BAG EXTENDS SLIGHTLY OVER THE OTHER, AT THE TOP, AND IS SLIGHTLY ROUNDED AT TOP. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS JAGGED. 3. 0.1CM(H) X 39.4CM(L) X 17.7CM(W). RECTANGULAR, PAPER BAG. OUTSIDE OF BAG IS BLACK. PRINTED ON FRONT AND BACK, IN WHITE SCRIPT, IS "TIMOTHY E.". ONE SIDE OF BAG EXTENDS SLIGHTLY OVER THE OTHER, AT THE TOP, AND IS CURVED AT THE TOP. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS JAGGED. INSIDE OF BAG IS WHITE. 4. SAME AS ABOVE.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
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
P19990061036
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000100000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Length
30.4
Width
25.9
Description
RECTANGULAR BROWN PAPER BAG. OUTSIDE IS DARK BLUE, WITH ""EATON'S"" ON FRONT AND BACK IN GOLD. ON BOTTOM OF BAG READS ""MADE IN THE U.S.A./FABRIQUE AUX E.-U."". ON SIDES READS ""EATON'S. WE ARE YOUR FASHION STORE"". HAS 2 BLUE HANDLES THAT FOLD INSIDE BAG.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DONOR OBTAINED BAG WITH A PURCHASE AT EATON'S, IN LETHBRIDGE. THOUGHT BAG MIGHT FILL A GAP IN THE EATON'S COLLECTION THE MUSEUM ALREADY HAD (SEE P19990061001-40-GA). SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000100000
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, CHROME
Catalogue Number
P20030051028
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CANVAS, CHROME
No. Pieces
1
Height
21.1
Length
22.0
Width
15.0
Description
DARK YELLOW CANVAS BAG. RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE. TOP OF BAG IS OPEN AND HAS 2 CHROME FASTENERS, ONE IS BROKEN. PRINTED ON FRONT AND BACK OF BAG IS "MINERS". BAG HAS 3 EQUAL SIZED COMPARTMENTS, SEPARATED BY CANVAS. BOTTOM OF BAG IS SOILED.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. USED AS A MONEY BAG? THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051028
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Length
41
Width
36
Description
HANDMADE BAG MADE OF 3 SECTIONS OF STRIPS OF ABOUT 5 INCHES (APPROX. 13 CM) EACH. IT IS RED WITH BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, AND RAW MATERIAL ACCENTS. THE TRIM AT THE TOP OF THE BAG IS BLUE WITH A HANDLE OF THE SAME FABRIC ON EITHER SIDE. THERE IS A STRIP OF RAW, NOT PATTERNED FABRIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG. BOTH SIDES OF THE BAG HAVE THE SAME ARRANGEMENT OF PATTERNED STRIPS. THERE IS ONE SEAM CONNECTING THE FRONT AND THE BACK OF THE BAG ON BOTH SIDES. THE INSIDE IS UNLINED. GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS SOME STITCHING COMING LOOSE AT VARIOUS POINTS OF THE PATTERNING.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN’S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928 THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. A STATEMENT WRITTEN BY MORRIS ATTACHED TO THE BAG STATES THAT THE MATERIAL OF THE BAG ORIGINATES FROM THE 1870S. THE STATEMENT READS: “THIS BAG WAS HAND WOVEN IN STRIPS [THAT WERE USED] TO SEW ON THE BOTTOM OF PETTICOATS. THE GIRLS AT THAT TIME HAD TO HAVE A TROUSEUA [SIC] TO LAST A LIFETIME BECAUSE AFTER MARRIAGE THERE WOULD BE NO TIME TO MAKE CLOTHES SO WHAT THEY MADE WAS STURDY. THEY STARTED ON THEIR TROUSEUS [SIC] AS SOON AS THEY COULD HOLD A NEEDLE. WHEN IT WAS HAYING TIME THE GIRLS WENT OUT INTO THE FIELD TO RAKE THE HAY. THEY WORE PETTICOATS OF LINEN TO WHICH THESE BANDS WERE SEWN. THE LONG SKIRTS WERE PICKED UP AT THE SIDES AND TUCKED INTO THE WAISTBANDS SO THAT THE BOTTOMS OF THE PETTICOATS WERE ON DISPLAY.” “THESE BANDS WERE ORIGINALLY MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S WHO CAME OUT OF RUSSIA WITH THE DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT IN 1899. THEY WERE PASSED ON TO MY MOTHER, ELIZABETH KONKIN, WHO MADE THEM INTO A BAG IN THE 1940S” THE STRIPS THAT MAKE UP THE BAG SERVED A UTILITARIAN PURPOSE WHEN SEWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PETTICOATS. IN THE INTERVIEW, MORRIS EXPLAINS: “… THESE STRIPS ARE VERY STRONG. THEY’RE LIKE CANVAS. THEY WERE SEWN ONTO THE BOTTOM OF THE LADY’S PETTICOATS AND THEY WORE A SKIRT ON TOP OF THE PETTICOATS. THESE STRIPS LASTED A LIFETIME, IN FACT MORE THAN ONE LIFETIME BECAUSE I’VE GOT THEM NOW. THEY WOULD TUCK THE SKIRTS INTO THEIR WAISTBAND ON THE SIDE SO THEIR PETTICOATS SHOWED AND THEY WERE TRYING TO PRESERVE THEIR SKIRTS NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE GRAIN. THE GIRLS LIKED TO WEAR THEM TO SHOW OFF BECAUSE THE BOYS WERE THERE AND THEY ALWAYS WORE THEIR VERY BEST SUNDAY CLOTHES WHEN THEY WENT CUTTING WHEAT OR GRAIN." “[THE FABRIC] CAME FROM RUSSIA. WITH THE AREA WHERE THEY CAME FROM IS NOW GEORGIA AND THEY LIVED ABOUT SEVEN MILES NORTH OF THE TURKISH BORDER, THE PRESENT DAY TURKISH BORDER… [THE DOUKHOBORS] CAME TO CANADA IN 1897 AND 1899.” MORRIS EXPLAINS THAT SURPLUS FABRIC WOULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO CANADA FROM RUSSIA BY HER MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER FOR FUTURE USE AND TO AID THE GIRLS IN MAKING THEIR TROUSSEAUS: “THE TROUSSEAU THE GIRLS MADE HAD TO LAST THEM A LIFETIME BECAUSE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TIME BUT RAISING CHILDREN TO SEWING THINGS. SEWING MACHINES WERE UNKNOWN THEN.” THE BANDS OF FABRIC THAT MAKE UP THE BAG WOULD HAVE BEEN REMAINS NEVER USED FROM ELIZABETH KONKIN’S TROUSSEAU. SHE HAND WOVE THE BAG WHILE SHE WAS LIVING IN SHOULDICE. THE BAG WAS USED BY MORRIS’ MOTHER TO STORE HER KNITTING SUPPLIES. WHEN MORRIS ACQUIRED THE BAG IN THE 1990S, IT MAINTAINED A SIMILAR PURPOSE: “WELL I USED TO CARRY MY STUFF FOR THE WEAVER’S GUILD BUT NOW I DON’T USE IT FOR ANYTHING. IT’S VERY HANDY YOU KNOW IT DOESN’T WEAR OUT.” THERE WAS ONLY ONE BAG MADE OUT OF THESE REMNANTS BY MORRIS’ MOTHER. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LEO SINGER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20060036003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEO SINGER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Description
CLEAR PLASTIC GARMENT BAG. GLD, WHT AND BRWN LABEL ON FRONT. BAG ALSO DISPLAYS IMAGE OF A BUILDING IN GLD. TEXT IN GLD AND WHT READS "PROGRESS BRAND CLOTHES". WHT RECTANGLE FEATURES LOGO " LEO SINGER MEN'S AND BOY'S WEAR", "214 - 5TH STREET SOUTH - LETHBRIDGE, ALTA." SIDES ARE FOLDED INWARD TOP TO BOTTOM TO ALLOW EXPANSION.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DONATED MATERIALS WERE COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE STORE IN NOV. 2006 BY THE GALT MUSEUM TECH, KEVIN MACLEAN. MACLEAN WAS CALLED TO THE STORE BY THE DONOR AFTER THE PASSING OF HER MOTHER PHYLLIS SINGER. DONOR WAS CLEANING OUT THE STORE IN ORDER TO LEASE. STORE HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED- OUT FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF HER FATHER, LEO SINGER, IN 1997. SEE P20060036001- GA FOR COMPLETE HISTORY OF LEO SINGER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20060036003
Acquisition Date
2006-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LEO SINGER
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20060036002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEO SINGER
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
32
Width
24.5
Description
RECTANGULAR WHT AND GLD PLASTIC BAG. BOTH SIDES ARE THE SAME. GLD BAG WITH WHT BORDER. BLK LABEL READS "LEO SINGER LTD." "MEN'S AND BOY'S WEAR". ONE SIDE DISPLAYS MANUFACTURE MARK "MAYERS PACKING WINNIPEG, MANITOBA."
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DONATED MATERIALS WERE COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE STORE IN NOV. 2006 BY THE GALT MUSEUM TECH, KEVIN MACLEAN. MACLEAN WAS CALLED TO THE STORE BY THE DONOR AFTER THE PASSING OF HER MOTHER PHYLLIS SINGER. DONOR WAS CLEANING OUT THE STORE IN ORDER TO LEASE. STORE HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED- OUT FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF HER FATHER, LEO SINGER, IN 1997. SEE P20060036001- GA FOR COMPLETE HISTORY OF LEO SINGER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20060036002
Acquisition Date
2006-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LEO SINGER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060036005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEO SINGER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
45
Width
43
Description
OFF WHT PAPER SHOPPING BAG THAT DISPLAYS MAN AND WOMEN IN CAR. BAG HAS TWO PAPER HANDLES. CARTOON ILLUSTRATION ON FRONT DEPICTS A CAR THAT IS GRN WITH A RD FRONT GRILL. MAN IN CAR HAS ON RD COAT, GRN POKE-A-DOT BOW TIE AND A BLK BOWLER HAT. MAN HAS LARGE RD NOSE. WOMEN DRESSED IN GRN WITH RD SCARF TIED AROUND HER HEAD. BOXES IN CAR ARE RD, GRN AND WHT. TEXT FOUND IN BLK READS "WE'VE COME FROM". RD TEXT READS "LEO SINGER MEN'S AND BOY'S WEAR". RD AND BLK BOXED LETTERS DISPLAYED UNDER ILLUSTRATION WHICH READS "ARROW".
Subjects
CONTAINER
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DONATED MATERIALS WERE COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE STORE IN NOV. 2006 BY THE GALT MUSEUM TECH, KEVIN MACLEAN. MACLEAN WAS CALLED TO THE STORE BY THE DONOR AFTER THE PASSING OF HER MOTHER PHYLLIS SINGER. DONOR WAS CLEANING OUT THE STORE IN ORDER TO LEASE. STORE HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED- OUT FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF HER FATHER, LEO SINGER, IN 1997. SEE P20060036001- GA FOR COMPLETE HISTORY OF LEO SINGER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20060036005
Acquisition Date
2006-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950020004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGGY-BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Length
17.1
Width
8.9
Description
1. BODY: 13.1CM (L) X 8.9CM (W). CLEAR PLASTIC SANTA BODY HAS ON BELT AND FUR TRIMMED JACKET AND BOOTS. IS HOLDING A BAG OVER HIS RIGHT SHOULDER WHICH HAS A COIN SLOT ON THE BACK WITH "HONG KONG" ETCHED BELOW. BODY IS HOLLOW, AND NECK OPEN TO FIT IN HEAD. PLASTIC IS SCRATCHED AND DIRTY IN PLACES. 2. HEAD: 5.4CM (L) X 6.3CM (W). RED PLASTIC HEAD HAS HAT ON, WITH POM-POMS FALLING TO RIGHT. EARS HAVE ROUND HOLES IN THEM. NECK IS SLIGHTLY GROOVED AND CLOSED TO FIT INTO OPENING ON BODY. HAS SMALL HOLE ON BOTTOM OF NECK, IS SCUFFED ON TOP. HAS MINOR SCRATCHES IN PLACES.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19950020004
Acquisition Date
1995-01
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
WOOLWORTH'S SHOPPING BASKET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VINYL, STEEL, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19990029018
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOLWORTH'S SHOPPING BASKET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
VINYL, STEEL, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
19.0
Length
45.0
Width
27.4
Description
BASKET HAS A STEEL FRAME WHICH IS COVERED WITH RED VINYL. VINYL HAS A GOLD STAR PATTERN ON IT. STAPLED TO TWO SIDES OF BASKET IS A YELLOWED, CLEAR RUBBER HANDLE. ENCASED IN CENTER OF HANDLE IS A STRIP OF TWILL TAPE WITH "WOOLWORTH'S" PRINTED ON IT IN RED. BASKET HAS SMALL HOLES AND TEARS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CONTAINER
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029018
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
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