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Other Name
GAS LAMP CHIMNEY GLASS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19890012012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GAS LAMP CHIMNEY GLASS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.3
Diameter
9.4
Description
CLEAR GLASS. HAS A SHORT NARROW STEM AT THE BOTTOM. TOP EDGE FLARES OUTWARD. ETCHED ONTO SIDES OF CHIMNEY ARE 3 CLUSTERS OF GRAPES, EACH ON A STEM WITH TWO NARROW LEAVES AND 3 CURLY CUES. BOTTOM EDGE OF CHIMNEY HAS MULTIPLE SMALL CHIPS IN IT.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS COLLECTED BY DONOR AND HER HUSBAND, DR. HAIG OVER MANY YEARS. NO SPECIFIC HISTORY KNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, WHICH INCLUDED A CUTICLE KNIFE DONATED BY BETTY HAIG. AS PART OF THE SURVEY PROCESS, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH HAIG’S STEPDAUGHTER, JANICE HAIG. NONE OF THE ARTIFACTS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY BETTY HAIG WERE FAMILIAR TO HER, SHE STATED IN AN EMAIL. HAIG EXPLAINS, “MY MOTHER, [MAE HAIG (SYMONDS)] DIED IN 1966, AND AT THAT POINT I WAS MARRIED AND LIVING IN ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND. A YEAR LATER, MY FATHER MARRIED BETTY HOYT [THE DONOR]. I THINK THOSE DONATED ITEMS MUST HAVE COME FROM THE HOYT FAMILY.” ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FOUND THE DONOR’S FULL NAME TO BE REBECCA “BETTY” ELIZABETH HAIG (NEE HOYT). HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY (PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2004) STATES SHE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 31, 1917 IN LETHBRIDGE. BETTY WAS BORN TO THE PROMINENT HOYT FAMILY, KNOWN IN THE CITY FOR THEIR HARDWARE STORE, HOYT HARDWARE LIMITED. BETTY’S FATHER, BERTON BEECHER HOYT, WAS BORN IN NEW BRUNSWICK ON FEBRUARY 17, 1896 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1902 TO WORK FOR THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY AS STOREKEEPER, ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. HE LATER MOVED INTO MANAGEMENT OF THE LOCAL WHOLESALE STORE, WESTERN CANADA HARDWARE. HOYT’S HARDWARE STORE WAS FOUNDED BY B. B. HOYT IN 1927 WITH THE MERGER OF WESTERN CANADA AGENCY LIMITED AND HEWITT AND BLACK LTD. HIS STORE WAS NOTABLE FOR ITS ECCENTRIC WINDOW DISPLAYS, BILLBOARDS, AND CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH THEIR HOYT’S TOYLAND AND SANTA CLAUS PARADES THAT RAN FOR 20 YEARS. HOYT MARRIED ALMA JANE ROBISON AND THE COUPLE WOULD HAVE SIX CHILDREN: WESLEY, MARGARET, BETTY (THE DONOR), ISABELLE, GEORGE, AND ALICE. B. B. HOYT PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY AT THE AGE OF 59 IN 1935. BETTY HAIG LIVED IN THE CITY FOR MOST OF HER LIFE. UPON GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL FROM THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, SHE WENT ON TO STUDY BUSINESS AT GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE IN THE CITY. AFTER WORKING FOR A NUMBER YEARS AS A STENOGRAPHER, SHE WENT TO EDMONTON TO STUDY NURSING AT THE ROYAL ALEXANDER HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM IN 1946. ACCORDING TO THE OBITUARY, HAIG BEGAN HER NURSING CAREER AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL, AND THEN WENT ON TO WORK AT THE HAIG CLINIC. AFTER RETIRING FROM THE CLINIC IN 1967, SHE MARRIED DR. WILLARD HAIG. DR. WILLARD REDDON HAIG WAS BORN IN DEVIL’S LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA ON JULY 19, 1899. HIS FAMILY MOVED TO CLARESHOLM IN 1902, WHERE HE WOULD REMAIN UNTIL 1920 WHEN HE WENT ON TO ATTENDED MEDICAL SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. HE TRANSFERRED TO MCGILL UNIVERSITY IN 1924 AND GRADUATED FROM THERE IN 1926. HE MARRIED MAE SYMONDS OF LETHBRIDGE IN AUGUST 1930. THE COUPLE HAD TWO CHILDREN: DOUGLAS AND JANICE. DR. HAIG TRANSFERRED FROM FORT MACLEOD TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1934 WHEN HE JOINED HIS BROTHER’S PRACTICE. HE WAS ONE OF THE FIVE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE HAIG CLINIC, ESTABLISHED IN 1939 AND STILL ACTIVE IN THE CITY AT THE TIME OF THE 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY. HE RETIRED FROM THE PARTNERSHIP IN 1965, BUT CONTINUED TO ASSIST AT SURGERY UNTIL 1974 (LETHBRIDGE HERALD, APRIL 5, 1989). DR. WILLARD HAIG PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY IN 1989 AT THE AGE OF 89 YEARS. ON FEBRUARY 4, 2004, BETTY HAIG PASSED AWAY AT 86 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19890012001 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED FOR THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION.
Catalogue Number
P19890012012
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BASKET OF TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER, PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P20110031019
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASKET OF TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WICKER, PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
100
Height
38.5
Length
36
Width
39
Description
WOVEN WICKER BASKET WITH ROUNDED OPENING AT TOP AND SQUARED BOTTOM. TWO LOOPED HANDLES AT TOP ON OPPOSITE SIDES. INSIDE BASKET ARE AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY OF WHITE PORCELAIN TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS, NESTLED AND STACKED TOGETHER. SOME CUPS HAVE GREEN BORDERS, OTHERS HAVE GEOMETRIC PATTERNS AND CHINESE CHARACTERS IN ORANGE AND GREEN. BASKET IS HALF FULL WITH DISHES. CUPS AND SAUCERS ARE DUSTY WITH PARTICULATE DIRT. OUTSIDE OF BASKET IS DUSTY, WITH SLATS OF WICKER COMING LOOSE IN SOME AREAS. OVERALL FAIR CONDITION. *NOTE* CUPS AND SAUCERS HAVE BEEN LEFT UNDISTURBED TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY OF THE OBJECT. CUPS AND SAUCERS HAVE NOT BEEN INDIVIDUALLY COUNTED OR NUMBERED.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT COMES FROM INTERVIEWS HELD WITH MAY LEE AND JUDY CHAN, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG AND JANICE WONG. PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE LIVES OF MAY LEE, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG THEIR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA ARE FOUND BELOW THE ARTIFACT DETAILS AND BELOW THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY BUILDING. RICHARD INDICATES THAT "THIS BASKET IS JUST FOR GENERAL USE, FOR EVERYTHING.” JUDY SAID THAT SHE COULD "REMEMBER THIS BASKET WITH ALL THE CUPS IN IT. THEY USED TO USE THESE BASKETS FOR CARRYING THINGS. THEY’D ADD A STRING, AND THEY’D CARRY THEM ON THEIR BACK.” HONG DIDN'T REMEMBER THIS BASKET: “I DON’T REMEMBER, BUT WE KEEP ALL THOSE CUPS UNDER THE STAIRS. WE HAVE A LITTLE SPACE THERE, WE PUT IT ALL UNDER THERE.” A SERIES OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD GIVE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY AND ITS BUILDING: THE BUILDING THAT HOUSED THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY WAS BUILT IN 1909-1910 IN THE 300 BLOCK OF 2 AVENUE SOUTH AND IT WAS ORIGINALLY A RESTAURANT. BY 1915 IT HAD BECOME THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE KAO MIN TANG (ALTERNATIVE SPELLINGS INCLUDE KUOMINTANG, KUO MIN TANG, GUOMINDANG, AND GUO MIN DANG). THE BUILDING WAS DESIGNATED AS A PROVINCIAL HERITAGE RESOURCE IN 1995 BECAUSE OF ITS VALUE AS A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE FOR THE LETHBRIDGE CHINESE COMMUNITY. THE BUILDING WAS USED IN A VARIETY OF WAYS BY THE SOCIETY AND INCLUDED, AT VARIOUS TIMES, A RESTAURANT, A SCHOOL, AND LIVING ACCOMODATIONS. IN FEBRUARY 2011 A SECTION OF THE BRICK FAÇADE FELL OFF THE BUILDING AND CITY INSPECTORS DETERMINED THAT THE TIMBER AND RED BRICK STRUCTURE WAS POTENTIALLY UNSTABLE. THE BUILDING WAS TORN DOWN A SHORT TIME LATER. LETHBRIDGE'S CHINATOWN EMERGED IN 1901, A RESULT OF THE CHINESE POPULATION BEING RELEGATED TO A SECTION OF THE CITY BETWEEN GALT GARDENS AND THE COULEES. IN A JANUARY 7, 2002 ARTICLE ALBERT LEONG EXPLAINS THAT NO ONE REALLY WANTED CHINESE PEOPLE AROUND AND THAT “’ THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE ONLY PLACE THEY COULD START BUSINESSES WAS BETWEEN THE COULEES AT THE PARK, BECAUSE THE CITY DIDN’T WANT ANY COMPETITION FOR THE WHITE BUSINESSMEN … BUT ‘GHETTO-IZED’ OR NOT, THE CHINESE WHO CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FORMED AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE BACKBONE OF THIS CITY, [AND MADE] NOTEWORTHY [CONTRIBUTIONS] TO THE HISTORY OF THIS PLACE.’” BUSINESSES SUCH AS LAUNDRIES, MARKET GARDENS, AND RESTAURANTS WERE OPENED IN CHINATOWN, WITH THE RESIDENTS LIVING IN ROOMS ABOVE THE BUSINESSES. IN 1912 THERE WERE ABOUT 100 PEOPLE LIVING IN CHINATOWN AND BY THE 1930S, IT WAS A BUSTLING COMMUNITY. THE POPULATION OF CHINATOWN DWINDLED FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. JANICE WONG, PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY IN 2015, GAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY IN AN INTERVIEW: AS OF 2015, THE SOCIETY EXISTS MORE AS A SOCIAL CLUB AND THE SOCIETY HOLDS THREE CELEBRATORY DINNERS EACH YEAR, USUALLY HELD AT THE NEW DYNASTY RESTAURANT. THE SOCIETY ALSO VISITS THE CEMETERY ON A YEARLY BASIS “TO HONOUR THE ANCESTORS, CLEAN THE TOMBS, BRING FOOD, DO THE USUAL THINGS THAT WE USED TO DO – EAT ON GRAVES, BURN THE INCENSE. WE DO THAT EVERY YEAR STILL TO HONOUR OUR ANCESTORS. IT IS USUALLY IN THE SPRING … IN APRIL.” JANICE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIETY, INDICATING THAT THERE IS SOME TALK ABOUT RE-BUILDING “BUT THAT INVOLVES A LOT OF PLANNING, AND MONEY, AND FUNDRAISING” AND SHE QUESTIONS WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS ENOUGH OF A MEMBERSHIP BASE TO GO FORWARD WITH RE-BUILDING. SHE ALSO EXPLAINED THAT PREVIOUS CHINESE IMMIGRANTS HAD TENDED TO COME FROM THE SAME GEOGRAPHIC REGION, BUT THAT PRESENTLY IMMIGRANTS ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER CHINA: “THERE’S A LOT OF INFLUX OF PEOPLE FROM CHINA THAT AREN’T FROM THE SAME AREA, BECAUSE TRADITIONALLY, THE PEOPLE WERE ALL FROM THE SAME AREA AND SPOKE THE SAME DIALECT AND HAD THAT SORT OF THING KEEPING THEM TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY OVERSEAS FROM CHINA.” PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE LIVES OF MAY LEE, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG AND THEIR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA ARE BELOW: MAY LEE: MAY WAS ACTUALLY BORN IN CANADA AND IS KNOWN AS A GOLD MOUNTAIN GIRL, BECAUSE SHE IS A CANADIAN-BORN CHINESE WOMAN. MAY EXPLAINS: “I WAS BORN IN CANADA. I WAS BORN IN NANOOSE BAY. WHEN I WAS 4 YEARS OLD, WE MOVED TO VICTORIA. WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD AND THE WHOLE FAMILY, IN 1930, GO BACK TO CHINA.” DURING THE WAR, THE JAPANESE BOMBED THE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL IN TOCSIN CITY AND MAY’S MOTHER DECIDED TO SEND MAY AND HER BROTHER TO HONG KONG TO START THE PROCESS OF COMING TO CANADA. MAY STARTED ENGLISH SCHOOL IN HONG KONG, BUT OFTEN MISSED CLASSES BECAUSE SHE WAS SICK FROM THE HEAT. SHE SAYS THAT SHE’S LEARNED MOST OF HER ENGLISH FROM HER HUSBAND, HER CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND EVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS MARRIED TO HOM MEN LEE, AKA JIMMY LEE, ON NOVEMBER 16, 1938 IN VICTORIA, BC. JIMMY WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE GALT HOSPITAL, BUT WAS SENT BACK TO CHINA AS A CHILD FOR HIS EDUCATION. JIMMY’S FAMILY HAD COME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1914 AND OWNED LEE-DUC CLEANERS. THE LEE FAMILY LIVED ABOVE THE SHOP, WHICH WAS ON 13TH STREET NORTH, NEAR HIGA’S JEWELERS. MAY’S MAIN MEMORY OF CHINATOWN: “ALL I REMEMBER IN CHINATOWN, IN SUMMERTIME, LOTS OF OLD GUYS SITTING IN FRONT OF GUOMINDANG. AUNTIE HELEN GREW UP IN CHINATOWN. I THINK SHE KNOWS MORE ABOUT CHINATOWN. IN THE OLDEN DAYS, I HARDLY GO OUT, JUST TO BUY GROCERIES.” JUDY ADDED THAT MAY HAD 8 CHILDREN AND WAS KEPT BUSY AT HOME RAISING THEM. RICHARD LOO: RICHARD ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953, HAVING LEFT THE MAINLAND OF CHINA IN 1949. RICHARD’S GRANDFATHER HAD MOVED TO CANADA IN EITHER LATE 1800S OR THE EARLY 1900S AND HAD HAD TO PAY THE HEAD TAX. HIS GRANDFATHER WORKED AS A COOK IN RESTAURANTS, EITHER IN LETHBRIDGE OR IN TABER (ACCORDING TO RICHARD, HIS GRANDFATHER WORKED THROUGH THE WAR YEARS IN TABER). RICHARD’S GRANDFATHER HAD PLANNED ON MOVING BACK TO CHINA WHEN HE RETIRED, BUT THEN THE COMMUNISTS TOOK OVER, AND HE ELECTED TO STAY. AT THAT TIME, HE INVITED RICHARD TO MOVE TO LETHBRIDGE AS WELL. RICHARD LEFT HONG KONG, AFTER LIVING THERE FOR 8 MONTHS, ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 2PM LOCAL TIME. HE FINALLY ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HE WAS LUCKY IN THAT HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FLIGHTS ON SALE. NORMALLY A TICKET FROM HONG KONG TO VANCOUVER WOULD HAVE COST $700, BUT RICHARD WAS ABLE TO SECURE A FLIGHT FOR ONLY $500. HE ALSO INDICATED THAT HIS FLIGHT TO LETHBRIDGE WAS ONLY $39.95. ON RECALLING HIS FIRST TIME IN LETHBRIDGE, RICHARD RECOUNTED THE FOLLOWING STORY: “SO, BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE AIRPORT, I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SAY NOTHING. DIDN’T KNOW – MAYBE COULD SAY ‘GOOD MORNING’ – THAT’S ALL YOU COULD SAY, JUST ANYWAYS HOW TO SAY ‘HELLO’ – SO, ANYWAY, SO IN THE MEANTIME, THE FELLOW AT THE AIRPORT MUST HAVE KNOWN ZEKE, YOU KNOW ZEKE QUAN [OWNER OF] THE LOTUS INN [RESTAURANT], AND HE PHONED HIM UP. HE SAYS, ‘ZEKE.’ I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT – NOTHING. AND THEN HE SAYS, ‘HEY, THIS IS A CHINA BOY HERE. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH HIM?’ SO, ZEKE SAYS, ‘OH, JUST TAKE HIM TO CHINATOWN AND DUMP HIM.’ NOW, I DIDN’T KNOW THOSE, NOT UNTIL LATER ON. ZEKE’S SON GO TO SAME SCHOOL I DID – CENTRAL SCHOOL.” RICHARD INITIALLY LIVED IN THE SOCIETY BUILDING FOR SEVERAL YEARS, OCCUPYING A ROOM THAT HAD BEEN RECENTLY VACATED BY ANOTHER MAN NAMED LOO WHO HAD GONE TO WORK IN PICTURE BUTTE. RICHARD RECALLED THAT THE SOCIETY WAS A GOOD PLACE TO FEEL A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND THAT IT WAS A WELCOMING PLACE FOR NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS, A PLACE WHERE THEY WEREN’T DISCRIMINATED AGAINST. HONG WONG: HONG ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AND WAS INVITED TO THE CITY BY HIS UNCLE SHUEY WONG, WHO WAS ALREADY LIVING HERE. UNCLE SHUEY HAD COME TO CANADA SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE AND HAD HAD TO PAY THE $500 HEAD TAX. HONG TRAVELED WITH HIS BROTHER FROM MAINLAND CHINA TO HONG KONG, IN ORDER TO GO TO THE CANADIAN EMBASSY. ON HIS FERRY RIDE TO HONG KONG, HE WAS SHOT BY BANDITS AND WAS REQUIRED TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME TO RECOVER. HIS BROTHER ELECTED TO REMAIN IN HONG KONG, AS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW LIVED IN THE CITY AND GOT HONG’S BROTHER WORK IN A THEATRE. TO GET TO CANADA, HONG FLEW FROM JAPAN TO GUAM, TO VANCOUVER, AND THEN FINALLY TO LETHBRIDGE. HIS FIRST IMPRESSION OF LETHBRIDGE: COLD. HONG SAID: “’WELL, IN HONG KONG IT WAS AROUND MAYBE 20 SOME 30 ABOVE. AND HERE, AT THAT TIME, MAYBE 20 BELOW, OR 20 SOME BELOW. I DIDN’T HAVE THE EAR MUFFS. I SAID, ‘GEE, I’M NOT SO HAPPY HERE, IT SEEMS SO COLD.’” UNCLE SHUEY TOLD HONG THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE COLDEST WINTERS HE COULD REMEMBER. HONG WORKED FOR HIS UNCLE IN HIS SHOP ON 9TH AVENUE, DOING CHORES AROUND THE STORE, UNTIL HIS ENGLISH HAD IMPROVED ENOUGH SO THAT HE COULD SERVE CUSTOMERS. HE JOINED THE CHINESE NATIONALIST LEAGUE SOCIETY ALMOST AS SOON AS HE ARRIVED: “WHEN I CAME HERE, I JOINED IN THE SAME YEAR BECAUSE MY UNCLE WAS A MEMBER. SO THAT’S WHY HE GOT ME IN TO BE A MEMBER. OH, AT THAT TIME, I BET, 95% OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE THEY BELONG TO THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, I BELIEVE.” HE CONTINUED, SAYING THAT YOU COULDN’T BE A MEMBER OF BOTH THE SOCIETY AND THE MASONS, AND HE BELIEVES ABOUT 5% OF THE CITY’S CHINESE POPULATION WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO THE MASONS. HE ADDED: “BUT WE ARE STILL FRIENDS, STILL FRIENDS. WE’RE NOT ENEMY OR ANYTHING BUT, IT’S JUST THAT THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DIFFERENT. THAT’S ALL.” HONG ENJOYED THE CAMARADERIE OF THE SOCIETY. HE SAID: “I REMEMBER, I LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE PARTY AND SO MANY PEOPLE. AND THEN YOU MEET ALL THE CHINESE PEOPLE THERE IN THE ONE GROUP. WELL, ANYWAY, WHEN YOU SEE SO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE PARTY, AND THEN WHEN THEY COME OUT MOSTLY THE PEOPLE THAT PARTY AND IT FEELS LIKE A LOTS OF FRIENDS OR EVEN LIKE THE FAMILY. SO YOU FEEL GOOD, YOU FEEL BETTER, AND THEN, WELL, MY UNCLE BELONGS THERE TOO AND THEN THE OTHERS BELONG THERE TOO, YEAH, EVERYBODY LIKE IN THE BIG FAMILY. YES, NICE, OTHERWISE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY FRIENDS, YOU DON’T MEET ANYBODY, IF YOU NOT BELONG THERE, I THINK NOT SO FRIENDLY TO YOU.” HONG INDICATED THAT WHEN A SPECIAL MEAL WAS HELD AT THE SOCIETY, IT WAS THE MEN WHO DID THE COOKING: “AT THAT TIME JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW TO COOK BECAUSE MOSTLY WE WORK IN THE KITCHEN WHEN THEY CAME HERE.” HE SAID THAT DINERS WOULD PAY A SMALL FEE TO EAT AT THE LEAGUE WHEN SPECIAL MEALS WERE PUT ON. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND FOR INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS.
Catalogue Number
P20110031019
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
E.P.N.S.
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19651699000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
E.P.N.S.
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.0
Length
25.0
Width
20.0
Description
"D & A E.P.N.S G6318" STAMPED ON BASE. EDGING IS PERFORATED WITH CROSS AND SCROLL SHAPES/ HANDLE BROKEN ON ONE SIDE. RECESSED BASE. HANDLE HAS GROOVED VERTICAL SIDES AND SCROLL PATTERN ON TOP. SPIRAL BEADING ABOUT EDGE. MARKING SCRATCHED ON BASE "170RI". SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A HATPIN, BROOCH, AND BUTTON DONATED BY ALVA MARION BUSSARD. HER HUSBAND, LAWRENCE HAYWORTH BUSSARD, WAS ALSO A DONOR TO THE MUSEUM. COLLECTIVELY, THE COUPLE DONATED 31 ARTIFACTS BETWEEN THE YEARS 1964 TO 1973. ALVA M. BUSSARD (NEE MCMOW)’S OBITUARY STATES SHE WAS BORN IN NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK ON OCTOBER 28, 1908. SHE MOVED WEST WITH HER FAMILY IN 1910 AND GREW UP IN THE OLDS-DIDSBURY AREA. SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE H. BUSSARD (B. 1906) ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1937. THEY LIVED IN VERMILLION UNTIL 1948, THEN MOVED TO DRUMHELLER. THEY RELOCATED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1950 WHEN LAWRENCE TOOK THE JOB OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. THE COUPLE HAD A SON, DENNIS JAMES (JIM) BUSSARD. LAWRENCE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 5, 1967 AT THE AGE OF 59 YEARS. L. H. BUSSARD’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD SPELLS HIS NAME “LAURENCE” AND STATES THAT HE MARRIED ALVA (SPELLED “ELVA”) ON DECEMBER 12, 1936. ACCORDING TO ALVA’S OBITUARY SHE MOVED TO SIDNEY, B. C. IN 1969. SHE THEN BACK TO RED DEER IN 1978 WHERE SHE PASSED AWAY ON MAY 2, 1998. ON NOVEMBER 28, 2017, PUNDYK SPOKE OVER THE PHONE WITH ALVA AND LAWRENCE’S SON, DENNIS BUSSARD OF RED DEER, ALBERTA, ABOUT THE 31 ARTIFACTS DONATED BY HIS PARENTS. HE DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE ARTIFACTS, BUT PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT HIS MOTHER. DENNIS STATED HE LEFT HIS PARENTS’ HOME IN 1956. HE ADDED TO THE INFORMATION FROM ALVA’S OBITUARY THAT SHE AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO SASKATCHEWAN BRIEFLY BEFORE MOVING TO ALBERTA FROM NEW YORK. HE EXPLAINED HIS MOTHER BECAME INVOLVED WITH HER FAMILY’S GENEALOGY AND FOUND HER BIRTH CERTIFICATE WHICH SPELLED HER NAME “ALVA” AND SHE ADOPTED THAT SPELLING. PRIOR TO THAT DISCOVERY, HIS MOTHER SPELLED HER NAME “ELVA,” WHICH IS THE REASON RECORDS EXIST WITH THAT SPELLING. THE GALT HOLDS A PAINTING DONATED BY L. H. BUSSARD THAT IS SIGNED “E. M. BUSSARD,” WHICH WAS DENNIS’S MOTHER. HE SAID THAT SHE BEGAN PAINTING FREQUENTLY AFTER HE LEFT HOME IN 1956. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19651668000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS.
Catalogue Number
P19651699000
Acquisition Date
1965-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20010016018
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WICKER, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
32.6
Length
46.6
Width
33.6
Description
RECTANGULAR, WICKER PICNIC BASKET. UNPAINTED. CENTER TOP HAS A WICKER HANDLE, ATTACHED TO SIDES; HANDLE PIVOTS FROM SIDE TO SIDE. TOP OF BASKET HAS TWO FLAPS THAT ARE ATTACHED TO STEEL EYES, ALLOWING FLAPS TO BE LIFTED FROM ONE SIDE. THERE IS A METAL LOOP ON THE END OF EACH FLAP AND A CORRESPONDING LOOP JUST BELOW ON THE MAIN BODY OF THE BASKET. ONE FLAP ALSO HAS A BRASS LOOP ON IT (FOR CLOSING FLAP?). BASKET STANDS ON FOUR SHORT LEGS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE P20010016001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20010016018
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER, LEATHER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20100049003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WICKER, LEATHER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
24.3
Length
51.5
Width
38.7
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNPAINTED WICKER PICNIC BASKET. TWO ADJUSTABLE HANDLES, ATTACHED TO BASKET WITH WICKER. HINGED LID, CLOSES WITH SIMPLE HOOK AND EYE CLOSURE. THERE ARE TWO THIN LEATHER STRIPS, WITH METAL BUCKLES, ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE LID. THESE STRAPS CONTINUE INTO THE BASKET AND HOLD A WOODEN ORGANIZATION INSERT TO THE UNDERSIDE THE INSIDE OF THE LID. INSERT HAS LEATHER STRAPS FOR PLATES AND CUTLERY. TWO PIECES OF LEATHER, AT EITHER END OF BASKET, ATTACH LID TO BASE. OVERALL IN VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT CONDITION. FRONT LEFT HANDLE ATTACHED WITH LEATHER STRING, RATHER THAN WICKER. BACK RIGHT HANDLE HAS A FEW SPOTS OF WHITE PAINT. LEATHER STRAPS HAVE A FEW MOISTURE STAINS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THIS PICNIC BASKET WAS USED TO HOLD ALL OF THE GLASSES, DISHES, TABLECLOTH, ETC. NECESSARY FOR A PICNIC. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR, BARB CAVERS, AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLED THAT “WE DIDN’T HAVE THIS WHEN WE WERE KIDS … THEY ACQUIRED THAT, I THINK, WHEN WE STARTED HAVING FAMILY PICNICS IN THE ‘70s, ‘80s.” IN A SHORT NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB EXPLAIND THAT "I DON'T HAVE AS MANY MEMORIES OF THE PICNIC BASKET, AS I THINK THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED AFTER I LEFT HOME. IN MY CHILDHOOD, OUR PLATES AND OTHER SUPPLIES WERE SIMPLY PACKED IN A CARDBOARD BOX." THESE PICNIC ITEMS WERE USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. THE PICNICS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED, SAYING: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049003
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GINGERBEER
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONEWARE
Catalogue Number
P19640953000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GINGERBEER
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STONEWARE
No. Pieces
1
Height
18.4
Diameter
17.8
Description
5.7 CM DIA. (BASE). "YE OLD COUNTRY STONE GINGERBEER FELIX DISTRIBUTORS LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C.10-07". FINE HAIRLINE CRACK ON TOP. CLEAR AND TAN GLAZE. LONG NECK, BEIGE, AND LIGHT BROWN.
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"10-07" ON LABEL MAY INDICATE A DATE OF BOTTLING.
Catalogue Number
P19640953000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GINGER BEER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONEWARE
Catalogue Number
P19641275000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GINGER BEER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STONEWARE
No. Pieces
1
Height
26.0
Diameter
8.6
Description
5.1 CM DIA. (MOUTH). DIAMOND SHAPE WITH "TOMMY BURNS GINGER BEER" TRADEMARK, ON FRONT OF BOTTLE. BADLY CHIPPED ON BASE. A PAIR OF BOXING GLOVES ARE AT CENTRE OF DIAMOND. LEFT GLOVE HAS "TRADE" IN IT AND RIGHT GLOVE HAS "MARK" IN IT.
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*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A PAIR OF ICE SKATES DONATED BY BURTON CRABB COURTESY OF HIS SON, KEN CRABB. A GENEALOGY DOCUMENT WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR AT THE TIME OF DONATION, WHICH STATED JOHN CRABB (D. 1893) AND MARY EMILY PYATT (D. 1898) WERE MARRIED IN PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND ON JANUARY 17, 1864. THEY HAD THEIR FIRST THREE CHILDREN, RICHARD (1866-1922), JOHN KNIGHT (1868-1917), AND FRED (B. 1870) IN ENGLAND BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA, WHERE THEY FIRST LANDED IN THE OTTAWA AREA. THEIR REMAINING CHILDREN – EMMA (B. 1872), JENNIE (B. 1873), WILLIAM THOMAS (1875-1878), GEORGE (1876-1878), HENRY (B. 1878), CHARLES PYATT (B. 1881), AND EVANGELINE (1891-1891) – WERE BORN THERE. THE ELDEST IN THE FAMILY, RICHARD CRABB, WAS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BUSINESS. UPON HIS RETURN TO CANADA AFTER WORKING FOR A PERIOD IN THE WEST INDIES, HE TRAVELLED THROUGHOUT THE WEST, WHERE HE TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS FOR STEELING COMPANIES. HE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE AND MET HIS WIFE, CHARLOTTE E. YOUNG (1874-1944), IN FORT MACLEOD. THE COUPLE WERE MARRIED ON JULY 8, 1902. THEIR CHILDREN WERE JOHN PERRY (1902-2000), RICHARD HENRY (1904-1987), BURTON GRENVILLE (1905-1997), REGINALD ERNEST (1907-1983), MARY ELIZABETH (1910-1911), EDITH BAXTER (1911-1913), EMILY MAY (1911-1913), AND EDWIN ROBERT (CRABBE) ( 1914-1987). RICHARD CRABB WAS LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST RESIDENT PHOTOGRAPHER. ACCORDING TO A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON APRIL 29, 1978, “[HE WAS] A PROFESSIONAL WHOSE SHOTS CATALOGED AN ERA FROM 1880S TO 1915.” HE BUILT A STUDIO ON 3RD AVENUE SOUTH, EAST OF 7TH STREET. BUSINESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY BECAME POOR WITH THE ONSET OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, SO RICHARD WENT TO WORK IN THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE’S ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT LETHBRIDGE IN 1915. HE PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY IN 1922. THE COLLECTION’S DONOR, BURTON GRENVILLE CRABB, WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 28, 1905 AND DIED IN THE CITY OF MARCH 14, 1997. HE MARRIED JEANNETTE ALICE THIBODEAU (1905-1986) IN PINCHER CREEK ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1935. THE COUPLE HAD TWO CHILDREN: KENNETH BURTON CRABB AND FRANCES MARIE GULLEKSON (1939-1997). KENNETH BURTON CRABB WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 9, 1936 IN LETHBRIDGE. HE MARRIED CLARA JEAN FRASER (B. JANUARY 3, 1939) IN LETHBRIDGE ON FEBRUARY 11, 1961. THEY HAD FOUR CHILDREN: RICHARD ALLEN (B. AUGUST 20, 1961), ROBERT DOUGLAS (B. OCTOBER 10, 1962), CATHERINE LOUISE (OCTOBER 31, 1964 – NOVEMBER 1, 1964), AND CHERYL MARIE (B. MAY 23, 1968). KENNETH BURTON CRABB PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JULY 23, 2013. IN 1977, BURTON CRABB WAS INTERVIEWED AS PART OF THE PIONEER RESEARCHERS’ ASSOCIATION ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, WHERE HE SHARED HIS FAMILY. THAT INTERVIEW IS PRESERVED IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, RECORD 19921008008. AS PART OF THE AUDIT RESEARCH, PUNDYK WAS ABLE TO CONTACT THE DONORS’ DESCENDANTS. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS ESTABLISHED REGARDING THE ARTIFACTS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19641275000
Acquisition Date
1964-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
5.5
Description
GREENISH COLOR. MOLDED BOTTLE WITH SEAMS RUNNING THROUGH CENTRE AND UP BOTTLE NECK. LIP HAS BEEN ADDED. SMALL HORIZONTAL SCRATCHES ON LIP PROBABLY CAUSED FROM SPINNING TECHNIQUE. HEAVY GLASS WALLS, SMOOTH FINISH, BUBBLES AND SURFACE IRREGULARITIES THROUGHOUT. ROUNDED BASE.
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UNKNOWN PROVENANCE, BELIEVED CANADIAN. FOUND BY DONOR IN OLD RIVER CHANNEL CUT IN VICINITY OF ST. MARY'S - OLDMAN RIVER JUNCTION NEAR FT. WHOOP-UP SITE. ROUNDED BASE SUGGESTS THIS WAS A SODA BOTTLE, INABILITY TO STAND, THEREFORE DISALLOWING CORK STOPPER TO DRYOUT AND SHRINK. THICKNESS OF WALLS WOULD ALSO RESIST GAS PRESSURE. REF. TIME-LIFE - THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLLECTIBLES.
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
Acquisition Date
1984-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BABY BOTTLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20000010078
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BOTTLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
22.3
Length
5.9
Width
4.4
Description
CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE. EMBOSSED ON FRONT OF BOTTLE IS A SCENE FROM A NURSERY RHYME; INCLUDES A COW JUMPING OVER THE MOON, A CAT PLAYING A FIDDLE, AND A DANCING DOG. EMBOSSED BELOW THIS IS "HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE". EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF BOTTLE ARE SHORT HORIZONTAL LINES AT EQUAL WIDTHS APART, AND BESIDE THESE ARE THE NUMBERS "1" THROUGH "8". EMBOSSED ABOVE LINES IS "OUNCES". ON TOP OF BOTTLE IS A LONG, BLACK, RUBBER NIPPLE. NIPPLE FITS OVER LIP OF BOTTLE. BASE OF NIPPLE IS BADLY CRACKED.
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History
MATERIAL WAS IN DONORS POSSESSION FOR MAX. 5 YEARS. MATERIAL CAME FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BANK, PRIOR TO DONORS POSSESSION. DONORS COLLECTED MATERIAL WHILE EMPLOYEES AT BANK FOR 6 YEARS, 1990-1996. MATERIAL DONATED AS DONORS CANNOT CARE FOR OR DISPLAY PROPERLY.
Catalogue Number
P20000010078
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MINIATURE COKE BOTTLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010057033
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE COKE BOTTLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.1
Diameter
1.9
Description
ARTIFACT IS A MINIATURE COKE BOTTLE IN THE CLASSIC SHAPE AND DESIGN AS THE LARGER ONES. HAS THE WORDS "COCA - COLA" WRITTEN ON THE SIDE IN THE GLASS, THE LETTERS ARE MADE OF GLASS, AND TRANSPARENT AND DIFFICULT TO SEE.
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LEISURE
History
ALL OF THESE ARTIFACTS WOULD HAVE BEEN OWNED BY EITHER HAZEL RUTH MCNABBB AND HER MOTHER MRS. JOSEPH MCNABB (MAE). HOWEVER, MOST WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HAZEL. MOST PURCHASES WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE IN OR NEAR LETHBRIDGE OR FORT MACLEOD. THE DONOR WAS BORN IN 1912 IN FORT MACLEOD AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1946. FAMILY LIVED ALONG THE OLD MAN RIVER ACROSS FROM THE RESERVATION, MOTHER WAS FROM NEW YORK, AND AFTER MARRYING HER HUSBAND CAME TO ALBERTA TO RANCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, THE LATE MS. HAZEL MCNABB, PLEASE SEE THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. INCLUDED IN THE FILE, IS A 50 MIN INTERVIEW WITH MCNABB'S CLOSE FRIEND MARY OORDT FROM 20 MAY 2014.
Catalogue Number
P20010057033
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840014000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
24.0
Diameter
5.5
Description
AQUA. 3 PART MOLD BOTTLE. BLOB LIP. CORK CLOSURE. SMALL HORIZONTAL SCRATCHES ON LIP PROBABLY CAUSED FROM SPINNING TECHNIQUE. HEAVY GLASS WALLS, SMOOTH FINISH. BUBBLES THROUGHOUT. ROUNDED BASE "L4" AND EIGHT PETAL FLOWER TRADEMARK ON BASE.
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DONOR FOUND BOTTLE 1979, 3/4 MILE S.E. OF FORT MACLEOD (MAY HAVE BEEN HANEYVILLE 1897-1907. SETTLEMENT NAMED AFTER MICHAEL J. HANEY WHO WAS THE CONTRACTOR WHEN THE CROWSNEST BRANCH OF THE C.P.R. WAS BEING BUILT.) HANEYVILLE WAS LOCATED WHERE THE PRESENT AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL AREA IS SITUATED.REF. "GHOST TOWNS OF ALBERTA"
Catalogue Number
P19840014000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840015000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
24.0
Diameter
5.5
Description
AQUA. THREE PART MOLD. CORK CLOSURE. ROUND BASE. "ROSS'S BELFAST" TRADEMARK ON SIDES. SEVERAL BUBBLES IN GLASS.
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DONOR FOUND BOTTLE IN 1979 3/4 MILE S.E. OF FORT MACLEOD (MAY HAVE BEEN HANEYVILLE 1897-1907). SETTLEMENT NAMED AFTER MICHAEL J. HANEY WHO WAS THE CONTRACTOR WHEN THE CROWSNEST BRANCH OF THE C.P.R. WAS BEING BUILT. HANEYVILLE WAS LOCATED WHERE THE PRESENT AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL AREA IS SITUATED. REF. "GHOST TOWNS OF ALBERTA".
Catalogue Number
P19840015000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840018000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.5
Length
3.0
Width
9.5
Diameter
2.5 (LIP)
Description
AMBER. HALF PINT WHISKEY FLASK. CORK CLOSURE "5" TRADEMARK ON BOTTOM OF FLASK.
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FOOD SERVICE T&E
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INDUSTRY
History
SEE P19840014000-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19840018000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840019000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
19.3
Diameter
5.4
Description
GREEN. AUTOMTIC MACHINE MADE BOTTLE. (VERIFIED BY THE IRREGULAR CIRCLE ON BASE OF BOTTLE). CROWN CAP. STRAIGHT SIDES "XST" STAMPED ON SIDE OF BOTTLE.
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DONOR FOUND BOTTLE IN 1979, 3/4 MILE S.E. OF FORT MACLEOD IN ABANDONED BASEMENT.
Catalogue Number
P19840019000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840020000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
18.5
Diameter
4.2
Description
AQUA. AUTOMATIC BOTTLE MACHINE MADE BOTTLE. VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL LINES SHOWING ON LIP. SMOOTH BASE INDICATES BOTTLE BLOWN IN MOLD. A FEW AIR BUBBLES THROUGHOUT. CROWN CAP. NO STAMP OR MARKINGS.
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DONOR FOUND BOTTLE 1979, 3/4 MILE SE OF FORT MACLEOD IN ABANDONED BASEMENT.
Catalogue Number
P19840020000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1860
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840021000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1860
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.0
Diameter
3.5
Description
AQUA. TWO PIECE MOLD. APPLIED LIP AND NECK. AIR BUBBLES THROUGHOUT GLASS. WATER STAINED.
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FOOD SERVICE T&E
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INDUSTRY
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DONOR FOUND BOTTLE IN 1979 APPROX. 3/4 MILE SE OF FORT MACLEOD IN ABANDONED BASEMENT.
Catalogue Number
P19840021000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
EARTHENWARE
Catalogue Number
P19840023000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1930
Materials
EARTHENWARE
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.0
Diameter
6.0
Description
BEIGE. ROUGH SURFACE. INCIPIENT CHIP ON LIP. CORK CLOSURE.
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FOOD SERVICE T&E
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Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
DONOR FOUND BOTTLE IN 1979 APPROX. 3/4 MILE SE OF FORT MACLEOD IN ABANDONED BASEMENT.
Catalogue Number
P19840023000
Acquisition Date
1984-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SELTZER
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, NICKEL PLATED STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19800192000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SELTZER
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS, NICKEL PLATED STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
30.4
Diameter
8.9
Description
ETCHED ON BOTTLE "THE LETHBRIDGE BREWING & MALTING CO. LTD. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA", "HIGH CLASS CARBONATED WATER", "BRITISH SYPHON CO. LONDON". STAMPED ON PUMP: "LETHBRIDGE BREWING CO. LTD.". PUMP IS FED FROM WITHIN BOTTLE BY A GLASS TUBE. CUP ON TOP IS MARRED. LARGE CRACK RUNNING DIAGONALLY THROUGH ETCHING ON FRONT. SMALL AMOUNT OF LIQUID STILL IN BOTTLE. BOTTOM HAS REMNANTS OF RUBBER CALKING.
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INDUSTRY
History
PURCHASED BY DONOR IN A VICTORIA B.C. ANTIQUE SHOP. MADE FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY, FOUNDED IN 1901 BY FRITZ SICK. ALSO CALLED SYPHON BOTTLES, THESE CONTAINERS WERE USED IN HOMES, HOTELS, BARS, AND CORNER SODA FOUNTAINS TO SPRITZ CARBONATED WATER. THE UNIQUE SYPHON TOP ALLOWED A PORTION OF THE BOTTLE’S CONTENTS TO BE DISPENSED WHILE PRESERVING THE REST FOR ANOTHER TIME. IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY THIS TYPE OF BOTTLE WAS ALSO PROMOTED AS BEING A SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, AND SOME USED THE SELTZER AS A CURE FOR HEARTBURN (ULTIMATELY THE ORIGIN OF ALKA-SELTZER). SELTZER WAS EXTREMELY POPULAR IN THE 1920S AND 30S, BUT HAD ALMOST DISAPPEARED BY THE 1940S. THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY CLOSED & DEMOLISHED IN 1990.
Catalogue Number
P19800192000
Acquisition Date
1980-08
Collection
Museum
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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.
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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
C/W WIRE STOPPER
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, STEEL, CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19640982000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W WIRE STOPPER
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
GLASS, STEEL, CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
30.0
Diameter
7.9
Description
AMBER GLASS, WIRE & CERAMIC STOPPER. 2 MOLD MARKS. ON BASE OF STOPPER: "...STOPPER CO. CANADA 2".
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History
POSSIBLY A BEER BOTTLE FROM FORMER SICK'S LETHBRIDGE BREWERY.
Catalogue Number
P19640982000
Acquisition Date
1964-05
Collection
Museum
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