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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
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
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, CORK
Catalogue Number
P19880028014
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS, CORK
No. Pieces
2
Height
18.2
Width
9.0
Description
AMBER, GLASS STOPPERED. DRIP RING. NUMEROUS BUBBLES IN GLASS. EMBOSSED "160F" WHISKEY TYPE. FLASK SHAPED BOTTLE. TIP OF STOPPER IS CHIPPED. CORK ON INSIDE OF NECK.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
RETRIEVED FROM BASEMENT OF CASTLE APARTMENTS, FORMERLY CASTLE AND BYNG HOTEL BUILT IN 1909. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING A VIOLIN (P19880028030-GA) REMOVED FROM THE CASTLE APARTMENTS PRIOR TO THE BUILDING'S 1988 RENOVATION. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CASTLE APARTMENTS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATON FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ONLINE ARTICLE ABOUT THE APARTMENTS, AN ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 10, 1988 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND THE 2009 CITY OF LETHBRIDGE HERITAGE INVENTORY. THE CASTLE HOTEL WAS BUILT IN 1909 BY ENTREPRENEUR AND LANDOWNER CHARLES HANSON SR. AT THE CORNER OF 2ND AVENUE AND 2ND STREET SOUTH. THE HOTEL WAS MARKETED TO A HIGH-END CLIENTELE, PROVIDING BUGGY SERVICE TO THE RAILWAY STATION, MAHOGANY AND STAINED GLASS FINISHES, FRESH FLOWERS, AND A DINING ROOM AND BAR. AFTER A NAME CHANGE TO THE BYNG HOTEL IN THE EARLY 1920S, THE BUILDING WAS CONVERTED INTO APARTMENTS IN 1925 IN RESPONSE TO THE ECONOMIC RECESSION AND THE SINGLE VETERANS OF WWI THAT REQUIRED AFFORDABLE LODGING. IN THE 1930S THE BUILDING WAS RENAMED THE CASTLE APARTMENTS, AND RENTED INEXPENSIVELY TO "MEN ONLY - NO WOMEN ALLOWED". THE PROPERTY REMAINED UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE HANSON FAMILY UNTIL 1988, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY LOCAL LANDOWNERS JACK MOLCAK, HONG WONG, AND RON HALL. THEY HIRED ARCHITECT STUART JOHNSTONE TO DESIGN A PLAN THAT WOULD PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE STRUCTURE'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE APARTMENTS WERE THOROUGHLY RENOVATED AND AN ADJACENT ADDITION WAS ADDED. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, THE CASTLE APARTMENTS ARE MANAGED AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY THE LETHBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880028014
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BEER BOTTLE; "LETHBRIDGE ROYAL STOUT"
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19880028015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEER BOTTLE; "LETHBRIDGE ROYAL STOUT"
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.4
Diameter
6.0
Description
AMBER GLASS BOTTLE WITH A BLUE, WHITE, AND RED LABEL MARKED "LETHBRIDGE ROYAL STOUT", "BREWED FROM CHOICE CANADIAN MALT AND HOPS", "NET CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZS", "UNION MADE", AND "SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD., LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". PORTION ILLEGIBLE. BOTTOM EMBOSSED "MADE IN CANADA", AND OTHER MARKINGS. REMNANTS OF NECK LABEL.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
OBTAINED FROM CASTLE APARTMENTS, FORMERLY BYNG HOTEL PRIOR TO REDEVELOPMENT. LETHBRIDGE ROYAL STOUT WAS INTRODUCED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1926. STOUT DIFFERS FROM TRADITIONAL ALES IN THAT AFTER THE FERMENTING PROCESS, ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS ARE ADDED, WHICH MAY INCLUDE VARYING PROPORTIONS OF ROASTED MALT OR BARLEY, VARIOUS SUGARS, AND SOMETIMES MALTED OR FLAKED OATS. HOWEVER, THE ALCOHOL CONTENT OF STOUT, IN CANADA, REMAINS THE SAME AS ALES OR LAGERS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING A VIOLIN (P19880028030-GA) REMOVED FROM THE CASTLE APARTMENTS PRIOR TO THE BUILDING'S 1988 RENOVATION. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CASTLE APARTMENTS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATON FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ONLINE ARTICLE ABOUT THE APARTMENTS, AN ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 10, 1988 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND THE 2009 CITY OF LETHBRIDGE HERITAGE INVENTORY. THE CASTLE HOTEL WAS BUILT IN 1909 BY ENTREPRENEUR AND LANDOWNER CHARLES HANSON SR. AT THE CORNER OF 2ND AVENUE AND 2ND STREET SOUTH. THE HOTEL WAS MARKETED TO A HIGH-END CLIENTELE, PROVIDING BUGGY SERVICE TO THE RAILWAY STATION, MAHOGANY AND STAINED GLASS FINISHES, FRESH FLOWERS, AND A DINING ROOM AND BAR. AFTER A NAME CHANGE TO THE BYNG HOTEL IN THE EARLY 1920S, THE BUILDING WAS CONVERTED INTO APARTMENTS IN 1925 IN RESPONSE TO THE ECONOMIC RECESSION AND THE SINGLE VETERANS OF WWI THAT REQUIRED AFFORDABLE LODGING. IN THE 1930S THE BUILDING WAS RENAMED THE CASTLE APARTMENTS, AND RENTED INEXPENSIVELY TO "MEN ONLY - NO WOMEN ALLOWED". THE PROPERTY REMAINED UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE HANSON FAMILY UNTIL 1988, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY LOCAL LANDOWNERS JACK MOLCAK, HONG WONG, AND RON HALL. THEY HIRED ARCHITECT STUART JOHNSTONE TO DESIGN A PLAN THAT WOULD PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE STRUCTURE'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE APARTMENTS WERE THOROUGHLY RENOVATED AND AN ADJACENT ADDITION WAS ADDED. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, THE CASTLE APARTMENTS ARE MANAGED AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY THE LETHBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880028015
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MILK BOTTLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19880028016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILK BOTTLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
2
Length
26.1
Width
7.7
Description
CAP READS "HOMOGENIZED", "MEDICINE HAT RED DEER CALGARY LETHBRIDGE". CAP IS WORN AND HAS MILK RESIDUE ON THE INSIDE. RECTANGULAR BOTTLE, SLIGHTLY CONCAVE SIDES. BASE READS "7 9 4899 U".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DOMINION GLASS? UNION MILK COMPANY LETHBRIDGE, RED DEER, MEDICINE HAT, CALGARY. OBTAINED FROM CASTLE APARTMENTS, FORMERLY BYNG HOTEL PRIOR TO REDEVELOPMENT. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING A VIOLIN (P19880028030-GA) REMOVED FROM THE CASTLE APARTMENTS PRIOR TO THE BUILDING'S 1988 RENOVATION. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CASTLE APARTMENTS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATON FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ONLINE ARTICLE ABOUT THE APARTMENTS, AN ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 10, 1988 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND THE 2009 CITY OF LETHBRIDGE HERITAGE INVENTORY. THE CASTLE HOTEL WAS BUILT IN 1909 BY ENTREPRENEUR AND LANDOWNER CHARLES HANSON SR. AT THE CORNER OF 2ND AVENUE AND 2ND STREET SOUTH. THE HOTEL WAS MARKETED TO A HIGH-END CLIENTELE, PROVIDING BUGGY SERVICE TO THE RAILWAY STATION, MAHOGANY AND STAINED GLASS FINISHES, FRESH FLOWERS, AND A DINING ROOM AND BAR. AFTER A NAME CHANGE TO THE BYNG HOTEL IN THE EARLY 1920S, THE BUILDING WAS CONVERTED INTO APARTMENTS IN 1925 IN RESPONSE TO THE ECONOMIC RECESSION AND THE SINGLE VETERANS OF WWI THAT REQUIRED AFFORDABLE LODGING. IN THE 1930S THE BUILDING WAS RENAMED THE CASTLE APARTMENTS, AND RENTED INEXPENSIVELY TO "MEN ONLY - NO WOMEN ALLOWED". THE PROPERTY REMAINED UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE HANSON FAMILY UNTIL 1988, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY LOCAL LANDOWNERS JACK MOLCAK, HONG WONG, AND RON HALL. THEY HIRED ARCHITECT STUART JOHNSTONE TO DESIGN A PLAN THAT WOULD PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE STRUCTURE'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE APARTMENTS WERE THOROUGHLY RENOVATED AND AN ADJACENT ADDITION WAS ADDED. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, THE CASTLE APARTMENTS ARE MANAGED AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY THE LETHBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880028016
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19880028017
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
2
Length
26.1
Width
7.7
Description
ALUMINUM CAP "UNION MILK COMPANY LTD. ORANGE DRINK" MILK TYPE RECTANGULAR BOTTLE WITH CONCAVE SIDES. BASE READS "B" "7" "9" "67016". CAP ALSO READS "VITAMIN C ADDED". "CONTAINS WATER, ORANGE JUICE, SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, ORANGE OIL, ARTIFICIAL COLOUR, 15 MAMS VC PER 100 CC". JUICE RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF CAP. "L" EMBOSSED ON INSIDEOF CAP AS WELL.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
OBTAINED FROM CASTLE APARTMENTS, FORMERLY BYNG HOTEL PRIOR TO REDEVELOPMENT. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING A VIOLIN (P19880028030-GA) REMOVED FROM THE CASTLE APARTMENTS PRIOR TO THE BUILDING'S 1988 RENOVATION. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CASTLE APARTMENTS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATON FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ONLINE ARTICLE ABOUT THE APARTMENTS, AN ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 10, 1988 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND THE 2009 CITY OF LETHBRIDGE HERITAGE INVENTORY. THE CASTLE HOTEL WAS BUILT IN 1909 BY ENTREPRENEUR AND LANDOWNER CHARLES HANSON SR. AT THE CORNER OF 2ND AVENUE AND 2ND STREET SOUTH. THE HOTEL WAS MARKETED TO A HIGH-END CLIENTELE, PROVIDING BUGGY SERVICE TO THE RAILWAY STATION, MAHOGANY AND STAINED GLASS FINISHES, FRESH FLOWERS, AND A DINING ROOM AND BAR. AFTER A NAME CHANGE TO THE BYNG HOTEL IN THE EARLY 1920S, THE BUILDING WAS CONVERTED INTO APARTMENTS IN 1925 IN RESPONSE TO THE ECONOMIC RECESSION AND THE SINGLE VETERANS OF WWI THAT REQUIRED AFFORDABLE LODGING. IN THE 1930S THE BUILDING WAS RENAMED THE CASTLE APARTMENTS, AND RENTED INEXPENSIVELY TO "MEN ONLY - NO WOMEN ALLOWED". THE PROPERTY REMAINED UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE HANSON FAMILY UNTIL 1988, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY LOCAL LANDOWNERS JACK MOLCAK, HONG WONG, AND RON HALL. THEY HIRED ARCHITECT STUART JOHNSTONE TO DESIGN A PLAN THAT WOULD PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE STRUCTURE'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE APARTMENTS WERE THOROUGHLY RENOVATED AND AN ADJACENT ADDITION WAS ADDED. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, THE CASTLE APARTMENTS ARE MANAGED AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY THE LETHBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880028017
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
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
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BEER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19900020010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BEER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.2
Diameter
6.3
Description
LONG NECK AMBER BOTTLE, GREEN PAPER LABEL: "LETHBRIDGE BEER EXPORT BEER BREWED & BOTTLED BY SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD. SICKS' QUALITY PRODUCT" C/W CROWN CAP: "SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LIMITED", & CONTAINING BEER. LABEL IS TORN BADLY, AND LABEL IS ILLEGIBLE. "NET CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZS", "PI.. UNIT ONE OF THE WORLDS GREAT BREWING ORGANIZATIONS", "B.M.S.U. UNION MADE A.W.U. OF C.", AND "ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL UNION LABEL CALGARY." CAP ALSO HAS "6", "SYMBOL OF QUALITY", "6 SICKS", AND "TRADEMARK". EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM IS "MADE IN CANADA", AND OTHER MARKINGS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020010
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CRYSTAL DAIRY
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19770344001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRYSTAL DAIRY
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
26
Length
8.9
Width
8.9
Description
CLEAR GLASS WITH RED LITHOGRAPH LABEL: "CRYSTAL DAIRY LTD. PRODUCTS ARE PASTEURIZED FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE RETURN BOTTLES". BASE HAS MOLD NUMBERS & "D" IN DIAMOND, LOGO OF DOMINION GLASS CO. POSSIBLY MISLABELED AS P19800081001.
Subjects
CONTAINER
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DOMINION GLASS CO, PROBABLY MADE AT ALBERTA PLANT NEAR MEDICINE HAT. DONOR ACQUIRED BOTTLE IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE P19770342000-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. CRYSTAL DAIRY OPERATED FOR MANY YEARS IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19770344001
Acquisition Date
1977-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CRYSTAL DAIRY
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19770344002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRYSTAL DAIRY
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
26
Length
8.9
Width
8.9
Description
CLEAR GLASS WITH RED LITHOGRAPH LABEL: "CRYSTAL DAIRY LTD. PRODUCTS ARE PASTEURIZED FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE RETURN BOTTLES". BASE HAS MOLD NUMBERS & "D" IN DIAMOND, LOGO OF DOMINION GLASS CO. POSSIBLY MISLABELED AS P19800081002.
Subjects
CONTAINER
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DOMINION GLASS CO, PROBABLY MADE AT ALBERTA PLANT NEAR MEDICINE HAT. DONOR ACQUIRED BOTTLE IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE P19770342000-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. CRYSTAL DAIRY OPERATED FOR MANY YEARS IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19770344002
Acquisition Date
1977-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CRYSTAL DAIRY
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19770344003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRYSTAL DAIRY
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
22
Length
8.9
Width
8.9
Description
CLEAR GLASS WITH RED LITHOGRAPH LABEL: "CRYSTAL DAIRY LTD. PRODUCTS ARE PASTEURIZED FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE RETURN BOTTLES". BASE HAS MOLD NUMBERS & "D" IN DIAMOND, LOGO OF DOMINION GLASS CO. SHORTER NECK THAN STANDARD BOTTLE. POSSIBLY MISLABELED AS P19800081003.
Subjects
CONTAINER
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DOMINION GLASS CO, PROBABLY MADE AT ALBERTA PLANT NEAR MEDICINE HAT. DONOR ACQUIRED BOTTLE IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE P19770342000-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. CRYSTAL DAIRY OPERATED FOR MANY YEARS IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19770344003
Acquisition Date
1977-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY BOTTLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20150013002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BOTTLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
17
Diameter
5
Description
CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE WITH NARROW NECK AND WIDE LIP. GRADUATED IN 1 TO 8 OUNCES. MULTI-FACETED WITH 6 SIDES. "PYREX" EMBOSSED VERTICALLY DOWN ONE SIDE AND HORIZONTALLY ACROSS 3 SIDES. THE 'R' IN 'PYREX' IS SHARED AND MARKS THE INTERESECTION OF THE TWO. FAINTLY EMBOSSED ALONG THE BOTTOM "58 N T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." AND ON BASE OF BOTTLE "MADE IN U.S.A."
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
THIS NURSING BOTTLE BELONGED TO ROBERT ALLAN SMITH (THE DONOR) AS A CHILD AND WAS SAVED FOR DONATION TO THE MUSEUM BY HIS MOTHER, PHYLLIS SMITH. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE SMITH FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN NOVEMBER 2015. BEGINNING IN THE 1940S, THE SMITH FAMILY RESIDED AT 1254 7 AVENUE SOUTH. PHYLLIS REMAINED IN THE HOUSE UNTIL HER DEATH AT 104 YEARS OF AGE, ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2009. WHILE CLEANING UP HIS MOTHER’S HOUSE, THE DONOR CAME ACROSS SEVERAL BAGS MARKED ‘FOR MUSEUM’. THE ITEMS WERE USED BY THE DONOR FROM AN INFANT UNTIL THE AGE OF APPROXIMATELY 9 YEARS OLD. IN THE INTERVIEW, KEVIN ASKS IF ROBERT FELT HIS CHILDHOOD WAS IDYLLIC. ROBERT RESPONDS, SAYING: “FOR ME IT WAS. I MEAN, I WAS BORN IN WARTIME STILL AND MAYBE IT WASN’T IDYLLIC FOR MY PARENTS, BUT IT WAS FOR ME. AND THE NEIGHBOURHOODS WERE DIFFERENT THEN. YOU WERE JUST LET OUT THE DOOR AND YOU WENT OUT TO PLAY WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD KIDS AND THERE WERE NO CONCERNS THAT THE PARENTS HAVE TODAY. YES, A VERY HAPPY TIME, I WOULD SAY.” ROBERT WAS BORN IN OCTOBER 1940 TO PHYLLIS (NEE GROSS) AND ALLAN F. SMITH, AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL. PHYLLIS WAS BORN TO FELIX AND MAGDALENA (NEE FETTIG) GROSS IN HARVEY, ND AND MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A FARM IN THE GRASSY LAKE AREA. SHE MOVED INTO LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED ST. BASIL’S SCHOOL IN THE 1910s. ALLAN WAS BORN IN ECHO BAY, ON, TO REV D.B. AND MRS. SMITH. HIS FATHER WAS A UNITED CHURCH MINISTER AND MOVED THE FAMILY TO EDMONTON. ALLAN WAS OFFERED A JOB AT WESTERN GROCERS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MET PHYLLIS WHILE IN THE CITY. THEY WERE MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1939. ROBERT IS AN ONLY CHILD AND SUFFERED FROM RHEUMATIC FEVER AS A CHILD. HE BELIEVES THIS MAY BE PART OF THE REASON HIS MOTHER SAVED THESE ITEMS. HE EXPLAINS, SAYING: “I’M AN ONLY CHILD AND THEY WOULD BE MORE MEANINGFUL AND I WENT THROUGH A CHILDHOOD ILLNESS. I HAD RHEUMATIC FEVER. I MIGHT NOT HAVE SURVIVED. SOME OTHER KIDS DIDN’T SURVIVE, BUT I DID.” HE ALSO DESCRIBES HIS MOTHER AS BEING “A SAVER OF THINGS. HAVING GONE THROUGH THE DEPRESSION … THEY SAVED LOTS OF STUFF … ANYTHING THEY THINK THEY MIGHT USE IN THE FUTURE WAS SAVED.” PHYLLIS WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN THE 1970s AND WORKED AT THE GALT MUSEUM AS PART OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, ROBERT RECEIVED MANY AWARDS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY, INCLUDING THE SCHLUMBERGER OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIP FOR PROFICIENCY IN ENGINEERING, A GOLD MEDAL FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OF ALBERTA, AND RECEIVED THE HIGHEST GENERAL AVERAGE IN GRADUATION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20150013002
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, CORK
Catalogue Number
P19880017048
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS, CORK
No. Pieces
2
Length
18.0
Width
7.8
Description
CLEAR GLASS; CORK STOPPER. FLASK SHAPED. EMBOSSED WITH TABLESPOON AND OUNCE MEASURE EMBOSSED "THE GRADUATED NURSING BOTTLE". GRADUATED 8 OZ TO 1 OZ, AND 16 TO 1 TABLESPOON.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
DONOR OWNED AND OPERATED STOKES DRUG STORE. DONOR'S FATHER ERNEST BALL STOKES BOUGHT KENNY & ALLIN DRUGSTORE (314 - 5 ST. S.) IN 1918. DONOR TOOK OVER BUSINESS IN 1939 AND OPERATED IT CONTINUOUSLY UNTIL 1980. DONOR ALSO OWNED A SECOND STORE, ROYAL DRUG FROM 1952 TO 1960 AT 617-4 AVE. SO. REF. "LETHBRIDGE DRUGGISTS AND DRUG STORES 1885-1988" OCCASIONAL PAPER NO., 1 LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19880017048
Acquisition Date
1988-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BRECK FEEDER
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19960116130
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BRECK FEEDER
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Length
20
Diameter
2.3
Description
CLEAR GLASS TUBE HAS BROWN RUBBER NIPPLE ON ONE END AND BLACK RUBBER COVER ON END. RUBBER COVER IS CYLINDRICAL WITH ROUNDED END. NIPPLE HAS "LATEX FUR" ETCHED ON INSIDE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
BABY BOTTLE WAS USED TO FEED BABIES WITH CLEFT LIPS. WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITALS WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116130
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SICKS "6"
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19770098000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SICKS "6"
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1965
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.3
Diameter
5.4
Description
GREEN GLASS. LITHOGRAPHED LABEL IN RED & WHITE "SICKS" WRITTEN ACROSS TRADE MARK: "SYMBOL OF QUALITY" "6" "BOTTLED BY SICKS LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD. CONTENT 7 FLUID OZ."
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
Catalogue Number
P19770098000
Acquisition Date
1977-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SICKS "6"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19820039000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SICKS "6"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1955
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.4
Diameter
5.5
Description
CLEAR GLASS. ON FRONT OF NECK IS PAINTED "SICKS'". ON FRONT IS PAINTED IN RED & WHITE THE BREWERY'S TRADEMARK. "SYMBOL OF QULITY "6" SICKS" & SYMBOLIC PRONUNCIATION TRADE MARK". ON BACK IS PAINTED IN WHITE, "BOTTLED BY SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD. MIN. CONTENTS 7 FLUID OZS." ON BOTTOM IS "F96937-B7". BOTTLE IS CHIPPED AND SCRATCHED.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
DONOR FOUND IN AREA LAND FILL SITE. FOR HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY SEE P19900020001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19820039000
Acquisition Date
1982-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE "6"
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19820042000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE "6"
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
24.2
Diameter
5.6
Description
BOTTLE IS TRANSLUCENT GREEN GLASS. ON FRONT PAINTED IN RED & WHITE, "LETHBRIDGE". ON BACK PAINTED IN WHITE, "6 SICKS' CONTENTS 10 FL. OZS." PRINTED ON BOTTOMIS "38 1994".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
DONOR FOUND AT AREA LAND FILL SITE. FOR HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY SEE P19900020001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19820042000
Acquisition Date
1982-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19900020016
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
19.6
Diameter
5.8
Description
LONG NECK CLEAR BOTTLE, SILK SCREENED OR LITHO'D LABEL BEARING OUTLINE OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY BUILDING & "HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE BOTTLED BY SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LIMITED". CROWN CAP MISSING. EMBOSSED ON SIDE OF BOTTLE IS "CONTENTS 6 1/2 FLO. OZS."
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY BEGAN THEIR SOFT DRINK LINE IN THE EARLY 1900S AND PRODUCED UNDER THE ORANGE CRUSH FRANCHISE AND THEIR OWN LETHBRIDGE LABEL. THE LINE HELPED SUSTAIN THE BREWERY THROUGH PERIODS OF PROHIBITION AND BANS ON ADVERTISING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020016
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
A.B.C. DRY GINGER ALE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900007005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
A.B.C. DRY GINGER ALE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
23.8
Diameter
6.5
Description
2 LONG NECK GREEN BOTTLES WITH 2 LABELS: "A.B.C. DRY GINGER ALE" ON NECK & "HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE" WITH SILLOUETTE OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. ALSO "PURE SPARKLING, REFRESHING" "ASSOCIATED BREWERIES OF CANADA LTD." IN FINE PRINT ON SIDE OF MAIN LABEL.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
EMIL & FRITZ SICK FORMED ASSOCIATED BREWERIES OF CANADA (A.B.C.) IN 1928, INDICATING THIS PRODUCT PRODUCED AFTER THAT DATE. DONOR FOUND BOTTLES IN GARAGE. THIS NEW COMPANY WAS AN AMALGAMATION OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERIES LTD., THE PRINCE ALBERT BREWERIES LTD., THE REGINA BREWING CO. LTD., AND THE NEW EDMONTON BREWERIES LTD. IT WAS THE LARGEST BREWING COMPANY AMALGAMATION IN THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CANADA, AND RESULTED IN THE SECOND LARGEST BREWING COMPANY IN CANADA. IT WAS FELT THAT THE AMALGAMATION WOULD BRING ABOUT "GREATER ECONOMIES AND METHODS OF EFFICIENCY". THIS HOLDING COMPANY BECAME SICK'S BREWERIES LIMITED IN 1944. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR BREWERY HISTORY. WILLIAM HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON 6 APRIL 1920. HIS PARENTS WERE MARION SCORESBY SKELTON AND HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON. EDUCATED LOCALLY, MR. SKELTON WORKED AT THE DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM (NOW THE LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH CENTRE) FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A REPORTER WITH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1943. AFTER FIVE YEARS AT THE NEWSPAPER, HE BECAME NEWS DIRECTOR AT RADIO STATION CJOC ON 15 FEBRUARY 1948. DURING HIS FIRST TWO YEARS AT THE RADIO STATION, MR. SKELTON WAS THE ONLY EMPLOYEE IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. MR. SKELTON ORGANIZED THE FIRST FULL-TIME NEWS DEPARTMENT AT THE RADIO STATION AND WAS NEWS DIRECTOR FOR THE JOINT RADIO – TELEVISION OPERATIONS OF SELKIRK COMMUNICATIONS IN LETHBRIDGE AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA. BY THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT IN APRIL 1978, CJOC HAD EIGHT EMPLOYEES IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. WILLIAM SKELTON MARRIED MARY THERESA FRANCIS IN SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, LETHBRIDGE ON 3 AUGUST 1957. THE COUPLE DID NOT HAVE CHILDREN. DURING HIS LIFE MR. SKELTON WAS VERY ACTIVE AS A VOLUNTEER WITH MANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA BOY SCOUT COUNCIL, WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION, LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, YWCA BUILDING FUND DRIVE, 1975 CANADA WINTER GAMES PROTOCOL COMMITTEE, LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 1981 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES, PUBLIC RELATIONS ADVISOR FOR THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM, A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES, SOUTHERN ALBERTA COUNCIL ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND THE LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT UNITED WAY, AMONG OTHERS. HE ALSO VOLUNTEERED HIS SERVICES WITH LETHBRIDGE OVERTURE CONCERTS, THE ALBERTA MOTOR ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY AND THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE COMMITTEE FOR AN INDEPENDENT CANADA. WILLIAM SKELTON DIED ON 13 JULY 1998, AGE 78, AND IS BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. MARY THERESA SKELTON (NEE FRANCIS) WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DR. AND MRS. JAMES R. FRANCIS AND THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF REVEREND JAMES ROBERTSON D.D., A FORMER MODERATOR OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA. A TEACHER AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1945 UNTIL HER RETIREMENT, MARY SKELTON WAS ALSO ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. MRS. SKELTON WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN; THE SENIOR HIGH NOVELS, NON-FICTION AND DRAMA AD HOC CURRICULUM COMMITTEE OF ALBERTA EDUCATION; THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION; AND A DRIVER FOR LETHBRIDGE MEALS ON WHEELS. MRS. SKELTON WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM DURING THE TIME OF THE MUSEUM’S FIRST RENOVATION AND EXPANSION IN 1983-1985. MARY SKELTON DIED ON 23 AUGUST 2000, AGE 80, AND IS BURIED BESIDE HER HUSBAND IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. [SOURCES: THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, VARIOUS ISSUES; WHO’S WHO IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA 1988-1989 (HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTRE, 1989) PAGES 739-740]
Catalogue Number
P19900007005
Acquisition Date
1990-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ALADDIN THERMOS
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1958
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19930028002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALADDIN THERMOS
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1958
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
4
Height
16.8
Diameter
10.3
Description
METAL THERMOS C/W GLASS LINING & RUBBER SCREW TYPE STOPPER & PLASTIC LID/CUP. C/W BOX. BOX IS LABELED: "ALADDIN BEST-BUY WIDE MOUTH VACUUM BOTTLE NO. WM 90 ONE PINT CAPACITY" WRITTEN ON BOX TOP IS "$2.95". BOX IS SOMEWHAT WORN. SIDE OF THERMOS IS GREY, BLACK AND WHITE LINES WITH ONE RED BAND, AND A RED LID. MARKED, "MADE BY ALLADIN INDUSTRIES CANADA LTD. TORONTO".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR PURCHASED & USED THERMOS BOTTLE IN THE LATTER PART OF THE '40'S & DURING 1950'S. "MANUFACTURED BY ALADDIN INDUSTRIES NASHVILLE TENN. U.S.A.".
Catalogue Number
P19930028002
Acquisition Date
1993-05
Collection
Museum
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