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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
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
Other Name
BABY BOTTLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20000010078
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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.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
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
Images
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
MILK BOTTLE "MEADOW DEW"
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19880028018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILK BOTTLE "MEADOW DEW"
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
26.0
Width
7.6
Description
WHITE PLASTIC MILK TYPE BOTTLE, MISSING CAP. BOTTLE, ALTHOUGH PLASTIC IS NEARLY IDENTICAL TO STANDARD QUART MILK BOTTLE. "PURITY DAIRY MEADOW DEW". PLASTIC IS DIRTY. ALSO READS "HOMO", "ONE QUART", & "PLEASE RETURN". BOTH SIDES READ THE SAME. BOTTOM READS "PAT. PEND 3"
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
PURITY DAIRY. 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
P19880028018
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PURITY DAIRY 1 PINT MILK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19890023000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PURITY DAIRY 1 PINT MILK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.4
Diameter
6.8
Description
MILK BOTTLE, 1 PINT SIZE. "PURITY DAIRY" & "THE FAVOURITE 'PURITY' ICE CREAM" IN ORANGE PRINTING, AND AN ILLUSTRATION OF A BABY. APPLIED COLOR LABEL. SQUARED DESIGN, CLEAR GLASS, WIDE LIP FOR CAP. "C", "3", "6" EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM. MILK RESIDUE ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
DONOR ACQUIRED FROM DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY & RECENTLY FOUND IN BAESMENT. MADE BY DOMINION GLASS, POSSIBLY FROM REDCLIFF PLANT.
Catalogue Number
P19890023000
Acquisition Date
1989-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MILK BOTTLE (3)
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19950023005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILK BOTTLE (3)
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
3
Description
1. SMALL BOTTLE: 15.1CM (L) X 5.3CM (L) X 5.3CM (W). GLASS BOTTLE IS RECTANGULAR WITH A CONCAVE BOTTOM. NARROWS SLIGHTLY AND BECOMES ROUNDED FOR NECK. TOP HAS ROUND LIP AND ONE STEP NARROWER PIECE BELOW THAT HAS NUMEROUS ROUND NOTCHES FOR SECURING THE LID. BOTTOM HAS A DIAMOND WITH "D" ETCHED IN TO MIDDLE. "L 2 8" ARE ALL ETCHED AROUND THIS. HAS A FEW SMALL SCRATCHES AND PITS. 2. SAME AS ABOVE EXCEPT HAS "L 4 5" ON BOTTOM AND IN RED PAINT READS "CRYSTAL DAIRY LTD". HAS RED SQUARE BELOW AND IS MISSING PAINT TO READ "PRODUCTS ARE PASTEURIZED FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE RETURN BOTTLES". WITH DIAGONAL STRIPES AT BOTTOM. HAS MORE SCRATCHES. 3. LARGE MILK BOTTLE: 20.5CM (H) X 6.4CM (W) X 6.4CM (L). SAME AS #1 JUST LARGER AND READS ON BOTTOM "L 4 6". HAS SOME LONG MINOR SCRATCHES ON ONE SIDE AND SOME MINOR SURFACE DIRT.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
SEE FILE P19950021000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19950023005
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
POP BOTTLE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19950059001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POP BOTTLE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.9
Diameter
5.7
Description
GREEN GLASS POP BOTTLE HAS SLIGHTLY CONCAVE BOTTOM. BASE IS ROUND AND SMOOTH, THEN A SECTION GOES IN A BIT AND IS STRIATED VERTICALLY. AT TOP OF GROOVES BOTTLE RESUMES DIAMETER OF BASE. ON ONE SIDE IS PAINTED A CIRCLE WITH RED BORDER, WHITE MIDDLE AND "6" IN RED WITH A BANNER ACROSS WHICH READS IN RED "SICKS'". ON OPPOSITE SIDE IS WHITE PAINTED OUTLINE OF BREWERY ON THE HILL AND IS NOT PAINTED WITH THE LETTERING "FROM THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE CONTENTS 10 FL. OZS.". TOP OF THIS SECTION SLOPES INWARD TO NECK WHICH IS TEXTURED. NECK HAS ROUND RING AT BOTTOM, AND THEN HAS THICKER TOP WITH LIP ON END. BASE HAS LNIES ETCHED AROUND OUTSIDE WITH "L I 8 V.1994" IN MIDDLE. GLASS HAS SOME SCRATCHES. IS DIRTY INSIDE.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
BOTTLE DISCOVERED NEAR FARMHOUSE OUTSIDE PICTURE BUTTE. 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. LAST SOFTDRINKS MADE IN FEB. 1966. SEE FILE P19900020001-GA FOR BREWERY HISTORY. **UPDATE: COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK INTERVIEWED OBJECT DONOR KEVIN MACLEAN ON SEPT 13, 2018 AS PART OF HER 2017-2019 RELEVANCY AUDIT ASSIGNMENT. MACLEAN MADE NEW COMMENTS ON PERSONAL DONATIONS MADE BETWEEN 1995 AND 2002, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HIS MEMORIES OF HIS DONATED BUTTONS, LEGION SERVICE MATERIAL, AND MILLENNIUM (YEAR 2000) NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION OBJECTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE ITEMS AND OTHERS, INCLUDING A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, SEE THIS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950059001
Acquisition Date
1995-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FERNIE BEER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19750087000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FERNIE BEER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.9
Width
6.4
Diameter
6.0
Description
BROWN GLASS, PAPER LABEL. BOTTOM OF BOTTLE "MADE IN CANADA" "B D 3", "V-1320-A", "8", "WS". LABELS: (WHITE WITH RED & BLACK LETTERS, GOLD BORDER). TOP - 6.0 CM X 4.8 CM "FERNIE THE BEER FROM THE MOUNTAINS". BOTTOM 10.8 CM X 8.2 CM. "UNION MADE", "FERNIE BEER", "THE BEER FROM THE MOUNTAINS", "INTERIOR BREWERIES LTD. NELSON, B.C., FERNIE, B.C.","MINIMUM CONTENTS 12 FL. OZ.", CONTAINS NOT LESS THAN 8% PROOF SPIRITS". "LOCAL NO. 44, AMALGAMATED LITHOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA, VANCOUVER".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
Catalogue Number
P19750087000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OLD STYLE PILSNER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19750088000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OLD STYLE PILSNER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.9
Width
6.4
Diameter
6.0
Description
BROWN GLASS, PAPER LABEL. BOTTOM OF BOTTLE "MADE IN 1 7 W.S. 7 CANADA". LABEL (TOP) 6.3 CM X 2.5 CM "QUALITY - SICKS' - 6 PRODUCT". LABEL (BOTTOM) 10.8 CM X 7.6 CM, RED, YELLOW, WHITE, GREEN LABEL, RED BORDER. PICTURE IN BACKGROUND OF; PLANE, TRAIN, TEEPEE, INDIANS, CAR, ETC. "AFTER THE FAMOUS FORMULA OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE - SIGN - FOUNDER. FROM THE CRADLE OF EUROPE TO THE ROCKIES - OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER - BREWED & BOTTLED BY SICKS' LETH. BREWERY LTD. LETH. ALTA.UNION MADE. NET CONTENTS 12 FL. OZ."
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
FOUNDER OF PILSNER BEER "FRITZ SICK". SEE P19900020001-GA FOR HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY.
Catalogue Number
P19750088000
Acquisition Date
1975-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE ROYAL STOUT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900020009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE ROYAL STOUT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.2
Diameter
6.3
Description
LONG NECK AMBER BOTTLE, PAPER LABEL: "LETHBRIDGE ROYAL STOUT". "SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD., LETHBRIDE, ALBERTA" WRITTEN ACROSS BOTTOM OF LABEL. "BREWED FROM CHOICEST CANADIAN MALT AND HOPS" WRITTEN ACROSS TOP OF LABEL. "OVER 8% PROOF SPIRITS" "NET CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZS", AND "UNION MADE". NECK LABEL READS "QUALITY PRODUCT" AND HAS REPRESENTATION OF BREWERY WITH "HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE" IN IT. "MADE IN CANADA" EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM. ALSO EMBOSSED ARE A WINDOW SHAPED DEVICE, A DIAMOND SHAPE, "2", "2377", "WS", "8", AND "R". CROWN CAP MISSING.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
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. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020009
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BEER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19900020011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BEER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.2
Diameter
6.2
Description
LONG NECK AMBER BOTTLE, PAPER LABEL: "LETHBRIDGE BEER EXPORT PREMIUM LAGER SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD., LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA" NECK LABEL: "HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE QUALITY PRODUCT" C/W CAP, PAPER WRAPPER, & CONTAINS BEER. LABEL ALSO READS "BREWED FROM CHOICEST CANADIAN MALT AND HOPS", "OVER 8%PROOF SPIRITS", "A SICKS' QUALITY PRODUCT" AND "NET CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZS". CAP READS "LETHBRIDGE BEER". EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM IS "MADE IN CANADA" & MARKINGS
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
LETHBRIDGE BREWERY SEE P19900020001-GA FOR HISTORY. A NEW LABEL WAS ADOPTED FOR LETHBRIDGE BEER AROUND 1957. CHANGING LABEL DESIGNS WAS MEANT TO ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS WITH A CLEANER MORE FUNCTIONAL APPEARANCE. QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND CARE WERE TO BE EXPRESSED IN THE NEW LABLES, SYMBOLIC OF THE CONTENTS OF THE BOTTLE. THE WHITE BACKGROUND OF THIS LABEL REPRESENTS THE PURITY OF THE BEER. HOWEVER, LABELS ALSO HAD TO BEAR A "FAMILY" RESEMBLANCE TO THEIR PREDECESSORS TO APPEAL TO OLD CUSTOMERS. THE CANADIAN ICONOGRAPHY OF THE MAPLE LEAF WAS RETAINED FROM THE OLD LABLE TO THE NEW.
Catalogue Number
P19900020011
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900020012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.4
Diameter
6.4
Description
LONG NECK CLEAR GREEN BOTTLE, PAPER LABEL: "HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER BREWED AND BOTTLED BY SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD., LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". LABEL ALSO READS "A LETHBRIDGE QUALITY PRODUCT" & "NET CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZS". GREEN & RED LABEL WITH HORSE & CARRIAGE, NATIVE TEEPEE, PLANE, TRAIN AND CAR. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM IS "MADE IN CANADA", AND OTHER MARKINGS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
GREEN BOTTLES WERE RESERVED FOR GINGER ALE AT THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY; THIS BOTTLE WAS LIKELY MISLABELLED. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020012
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OLD STYLE BEER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900020013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OLD STYLE BEER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.2
Diameter
6.4
Description
LONG NECK CLEAR BOTTLE, PAPER LABEL: "OLD STYLE BEER FROM THE FAMOUS FORMULA OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE BREWED AND BOTTLED BY SICKS' CAPILANO BREWERY LTD. VANCOUVER, CANADA". GREEN AND RED LABEL IS TORN AND PEELING, AND READS "6 CAPILANO", "UNIT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT BREWING ORGANIZATIONS", AND A UNION LABEL. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM IS "MADE IN CANADA", AND OTHER MARKINGS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
CAPILANO BREWERY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1935 IN VANCOUVER B.C., BY FRITZ SICK AFTER HE MOVED THERE FOR RETIREMENT. HIS SON EMIL MOVED TO SEATTLE WASHINGTON TO OVERSEE FIRM'S AMERICAN OPERATIONS. HEAD OFFICE CONTINUED TO BE IN CALGARY AB. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY ON SICK'S BREWERY EMPIRE.
Catalogue Number
P19900020013
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OLD STYLE PILSNER
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900020017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OLD STYLE PILSNER
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.7
Diameter
6.8
Description
NO NECK AMBER BOTTLE, PAPER LABEL: "OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD., LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THE FAMOUS FORMULA OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE". LABEL IS BASICALLY BLACK & WHITE WITH RED HIGHLIGHTS. CROWN TYPE CAP MISSING.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
THE LABEL PREDATES CANADA'S METRIC CONVERSION, GIVING VOLUME IN FLUID OUNCES. THE “STUBBY” BEER BOTTLE WAS INTRODUCED TO ALBERTA IN 1964. THE CHANGE OVER FROM LONG NECK TO COMPACT WAS PART OF A PROGRAM TO DESIGN A BETTER BOTTLE FOR BEER. THE NO NECK BOTTLE MADE CARTONS OF BEER SMALLER AND EASIER TO CARRY. IT ALSO MADE THE CARTONS LIGHTER AS 12 BOTTLES OF STUBBY WEIGHED 2 POUNDS LESS THAN 12 BOTTLES OF LONG NECK. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020017
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19910080001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.1
Diameter
6.3
Description
AMBER GLASS C/W METAL CAP & PAPER LABELS. LONG NECK STYLE BOTTLE UNOPENED & C/W BEER. LABEL DEPICTS SILHOUETTE IN UPPER LEFT CORNER OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY: "AFTERTHE FAMOUS FORMULA OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE" "OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER". WELL KNOWN LABEL HAS ILLUSTRATION OF PLANE, TEEPEE, CAR, TRAIN, A GROUP OF MONKS, 2 INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE "6 SICKS" LOGO. NECK LABEL & CAP ALSO LABELED: "SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LIMITED". LABEL ALSO READS "A SICKS' QUALITY PRODUCT", "NET CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZS", "UNION MADE", "FROM THE CRADLE OF EUROPE TO THE ROCKIES" AND "BREWED AND BOTTLED BY SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY LTD., LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM "MADE IN CANADA", & OTHER MARKS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
DONOR FOUND BOTTLE IN BASEMENT DURING A RENOVATION PROJECT. OLD STYLE PILSNER IS 1 OF THE MOST FAMOUS BEERS PRODUCED BY FRITZ SICK & SON EMIL. SEE ALSO P19900007001/2-GA FOR ADDITIONAL BREWERY HISTORY. THE OLD STYLE PILSNER LABEL WAS CONCEIVED BY FRITZ SICK'S DAUGHTER, LOUISE BLAIR (NEE SICK). THE LABEL WAS DESIGNED TO FEATURE OBJECTS SYMBOLIC TO THE BREWERY AND THE WEST: THE CONCORD STAGECOACH, THE PURPLE LABEL AIRPLANE, TRAINS (TRANSPORTATION), NATIVE LIFE, MONKS BREWING BEER, AND THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE. ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BEERS PRODUCED BY SICK'S BREWERIES. OLD STYLE PILSNER WAS TOUTED IN 1926 AS THE "PRE-WAR BEER - ANOTHER LETHBRIDGE TRIUMPH". THE ADVERTISING CLAIMED THAT PREVIOUS TO WORLD WAR I THE MOST CELEBRATED AND FASTEST SELLING BEERS WERE MADE WITH A RICE BASE. SINCE THAT TIME, EITHER FROM LACK OF EXPERIENCE OR INDIFFERENCE, VERY FEW BREWERS HAD ATTEMPTED MAKING BEER IN THIS MANNER. HOWEVER, THE PROGRESSIVE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE HAD PERFECTED A BREW WITH A RICE BASE -- THEY CALLED IT OLD STYLE PILSNER.
Catalogue Number
P19910080001
Acquisition Date
1991-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY BOTTLE (SET 4)
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19930022000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BOTTLE (SET 4)
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
4
Height
16.9
Diameter
5.9
Description
CLEAR GLASS WITH NARROW NECK & WIDE LIP. GRADUATED IN 1 TO 8 OUNCES. "PYREX" EMBOSSED ON SIDE. FACETED (6) SIDES. MISSING RUBBER NIPPLES. SET OF 4 BOTTLES MARKED "58 N T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." NEAR BASE. "MADE IN U.S.A." ON BASE OF EACH BOTTLE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
USED BY DONOR WHEN RAISING HER CHILDREN.
Catalogue Number
P19930022000
Acquisition Date
1993-05
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
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19820037000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.9
Diameter
5.7
Description
GREEN, RED & WHITE. BOTTLE IS TRANSLUCENT GREEN GLASS WITH A RED & WHITE LABEL PAINTED ON THE FRONT, "LETHBRIDGE". PAINTED ON BACK IN WHITE IS "6 SICKS' CONTENTS 10 FL. OZS." NUMBER ON BOTTOM IS "1994".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
FOUND BY A STREAM NW OF DEL BONITA AB. FOR HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY SEE P19900020001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19820037000
Acquisition Date
1981-03
Collection
Museum
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