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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER
Catalogue Number
P19738879000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
WICKER
No. Pieces
3
Height
39.4
Length
99.7
Width
52.1
Description
CHILD'S SLEEPING BASKET OR BASSINET. HANDLES ON SIDES & 2 HOOPS ON TOP POSSIBLY TO SUPPORT A NET.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
SEE P19738868000-GA FOR HISTORY. ACCORDING TO KENNETH ALLAN HUDSON’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “HUDSON PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1993 AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. FLORENCE HUDSON OF PICTURE BUTTE ALBERTA. BORN IN TABER, ALBERTA ON JANUARY 28, 1922, KEN MARRIED FLORENCE ANGLE ON JANUARY 19, 1949 IN LETHBRIDGE. KEN SERVED OVERSEAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WITH R.C.A.S.C.. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE RETURNED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. KEN RETIRED IN 1987, AFTER SELLING THE FARM AND HAS RESIDED IN PICTURE BUTTE UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS PASSING. KEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION AND ACTIVE WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF CANADA IN HIS EARLIER YEARS.” ACCORDING TO THE LEGION MAGAZINE ONLINE, HUDSON WAS ISSUED THE SERVICE NUMBER M105776. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS BASSINET DONATED BY KEN AND FLORENCE HUDSON. RESEARCH DOCUMENTS FROM A PREVIOUS AUDIT OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH WAS FOUND IN THE PERMANENT FILE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THOSE DOCUMENTS: THE OBITUARY OF FLORENCE HUDSON (NEE ANGLE) STATES SHE WAS BORN IN WINNIPEG AND HAD LIVED IN VANCOUVER AND LETHBRIDGE. AFTER HER MARRIAGE TO KEN HUDSON, THEY SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE AND MOVED TO THEIR FARM IN 1953. THE CHILDREN OF FLORENCE AND KEN WERE LINDA, RAYMOND, DONALD, HUGH, BRUCE, AND KEN. FLORENCE PASSED AWAY ON 21 MARCH 2008 AT THE AGE OF 77 YEARS. A FAMILY HISTORY READS: "KEN HUDSON IS THE OLDEST SON OF ALAN HUDSON, [WHO] WAS BORN IN MANITOBA. HE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1912. WHEN THE WAR WAS DECLARED IN 1914 HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY... KEN'S MOTHER, IVY, WAS A NATIVE OF SURREY, ENGLAND.
Catalogue Number
P19738879000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CITY HALL BENCH
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY HALL BENCH
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
90.1
Length
50.5
Width
152.0
Description
A LARGE OFF-WHITE PAINTED OAK BENCH WITH A SEMI-OPEN BACK AND PAINT CHIPS FALLING OFF AROUND ALL FOUR LEGS. NO VISIBLE DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
POLITICS
History
BENCH WAS FOUND IN BASEMENT BATHROOM OF OLD CITY HALL BUILDING. BENCH WAS RECOVERED BY MUSEUM ALONG WITH COLLECTION ON REQUEST OF CITY BUILDING OFFICIALS WHO FEARED THAT HALL EMPLOYEES WOULD STEAL CITY PROPERTY DURING THE RELOCATION OF HALL OPERATIONS. OFFICIALS FELT THAT EMPLOYEES MIGHT BELIEVE CITY PROPERTY WAS THEIRS IF IT HAD BEEN IN THEIR OFFICE FOR TWENTY YEARS (EG. ARTWORK). OFFICIALS CALLED THE MUSEUM OVER IN THE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DEMOLITION OF THE HALL IN ORDER TO INVENTORY SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY AND EVACUATE IT. THE BENCH'S ORIGINAL USE IS NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19980048002
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HUTCH
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041879
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HUTCH
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
99.5
Length
106.8
Width
39.5
Description
RECTANGULAR WOODEN HUTCH WITH DOUBLE DOORS ON FRONT WITH GLASS PANELS. HUTCH HAS LIGHTER FINISH, ONE DRAWER ABOVE GLASS DOORS AND ONE BELOW. GLASS ON DOOR HAS FROSTED GEOMETRIC DESIGN FINISH. FRONT OF HUTCH ON EITHER SIDE OF DOORS HAS RIBBED PATTERN. INSIDE OF DRAWERS AND ON SHELVES INSIDE HUTCH IS BLUE PAISLEY PAPER COVERING.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS CABINET WAS ORIGINAL TO HER FAMILY'S HOME IN VANCOUVER AND CAME TO ALBERTA VIA SLOCAN CITY. DONOR RELATES THAT THE HUTCH WAS USED TO KEEP AND DISPLAY SPECIAL ITEMS AND TRINKETS WHICH WERE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FAMILY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “THIS IS THE KITCHEN CABINET… I REMEMBER IT VERY MUCH IN COALDALE, IT WAS CRAMMED FULL OF THINGS. THIS TOP DRAWER HAD NEEDLES AND SCREWS AND TOOLS, THINGS LIKE THAT. IN THE BOTTOM [THERE WERE] ALL KINDS OF DISHES AND KITCHEN THINGS… ON THE TOP THERE WERE PICTURES AND TRINKETS [ON] DISPLAY.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041879
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S MINIATURE CUPBOARD
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1939
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
92.2
Length
65.8
Width
34.5
Description
1. MADE OF WOOD; PAINTED WHITE. CUPBOARD HAS 2 LEVELS, THE BOTTOM LEVEL IS WIDER THAN THE TOP. TOP LEVEL HAS TWO DOORS THAT OPEN OUTWARD ON BRASS HINGES. EACH DOOR HAS A GLASS WINDOW (1 OF THE WINDOWS HAS TWO CHRISTMAS STICKERS ON IT), AND A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. INSIDE THE CUPBOARD HAS NO FINISH. THE TOP LEVEL HAS ONE SHELF. BELOW TOP LEVEL IS A LEDGE, WITH LAMINATE ON IT (HAS A MARBLIZED EFFECT ON IT). A LARGE CHUNK OF THE LAMINATE IS GONE OFF OF ONE SIDE OF LEDGE. BELOW LEDGE IS AN UNFINISHED WOODEN DRAWER (DRAWER IS NOT ORIGINAL TO PIECE). BELOW DRAWER ARE TWO DOORS, BOTH ON BRASS HINGES AND WITH A SLIDING LATCH CLOSURE. THE INSIDE OF DOORS ARE FINISHED WITH DARK BROWN VARNISH. PAINT IS CHIPPING AND CUPBOARD IS DIRTY. 2. FOUND INSIDE DRAWER WERE TWO EMPTY, WOODEN SPOOLS. ONE HAS A LABEL ON ONE END THAT READS "SUPER SHEEN MERCERISED COTTON COLOR 839 BOILFAST". THE OTHER SPOOL IS SLIGHTLY LARGER, WITH NO LABELS, AND A CHIP OUT OF ONE END.
Subjects
FURNITURE
TOY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
LEISURE
History
ON 19 AUGUST 2009, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN RE-INTERVIEWED DONOR AND ARIZONA RESIDENT JUNE MANCHAK AFTER SHE CONTACTED THE GALT TO SEE HER DONATIONS. ACCORDING TO MANCHAK, THE CHILDREN’S-SIZED TABLE (P20000052001) AND CUPBOARD (P20000052002) WERE MADE BY HER FATHER GEORGE KEARL FOR HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER (DONOR’S SISTER) ARMINTO LUCILLE KEARL. ARMINTO WAS BORN IN 1909 IN AETNA, ALBERTA. THE WOODEN FURNITURE TOYS WERE PLAYED WITH BY ARMINTO AND HER FOUR YOUNGER SISTERS, INCLUDING THE DONOR WHO WAS BORN IN CARDSTON IN 1932. IN 2009, THE DONOR RECALLED PLAYING WITH THE ITEMS IN THE LATE 30S IN AN ABANDONED MODEL ‘A’ CAR ON HER FAMILY’S PROPERTY. THE CAR, SHE SAID, HAD ITS FRONT SEATS TAKEN OUT, PROVIDING HER “PLAYHOUSE” WITH A WIDE FLAT FLOOR. ADDITIONALLY, HER BROTHER RIGGED THE CAR’S DISPLACED FUEL TANK ON THE CAR’S HOOD IN ORDER THAT HIS SISTER HAD A SOURCE OF WATER. COPPER TUBING CARRIED WATER VIA GRAVITY INTO THE CAR AND A SPIGOT CONTROLLED THE FLOW. THE CAR, LIKE A HOUSE, HAD WINDOWS AND DOORS WHICH COULD BE OPENED AND CLOSED AND THE BACK SEAT FOLDED UP IN ORDER THAT STUFF COULD BE STORED AWAY. AND, “OF COURSE I HAD MY DOLLS IN THERE WITH ME TOO”, MANCHAK SAID. SHE MADE MUD PIES AND DECORATED THE TOPS WITH MUSTARD OR STINKWEED SEEDS. SHE COLOURED WATER WITH CREPE PAPER AND POURED THE WATER INTO CLEAR GLASS BOTTLES. AT SOME POINT, THE DONOR’S FATHER APPROACHED HER WITH A REQUEST TO SELL THE CAR – HER PLAYHOUSE – WHICH, SHE SAID, PAINED HIM TO DO ON ACCOUNT THAT HE KNEW WHAT IT MEANT TO HER. THE SALE WAS NECESSARY ON ACCOUNT THAT THE FAMILY NEEDED THE MONEY. SHE ALSO REMEMBERED THE FURNITURE SET BEING PLAYED WITH OUTSIDE WITHIN ABANDONED HOUSE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEIGHBORING YARD. SHE STATED THAT THE SET WAS RELOCATED INTO THE FAMILY HOME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. MANCHAK'S RECALL (C. 2013) OF THE MINIATURE FURNITURE’S FINAL PLACE OF USE WAS “IN THE BASEMENT, THE LAST LOCATION WHERE [SHE] HAD A PLAYHOUSE”. MUCH OF THE DONOR’S CHILDHOOD PLAY WAS DONE ALONE ON ACCOUNT THAT HER CLOSEST AGED SIBLING WAS HER OLDER BROTHER (4YRS HER SENIOR) AND HER CLOSEST AGED SISTER WAS SEVEN YEARS HER SENIOR AND CHRONICALLY ILL. THE FURNITURE SET REMAINED AT THE FAMILY HOME FOR DECADES, INCLUDING THE PERIOD WHEN ARMINTO, THE ELDEST SISTER, ACQUIRED THE PROPERTY DUE TO HER PARENTS’ PASSING (DATE UNKNOWN). THEREAFTER, THE SET WAS MOVED BY THE SISTER TO AN ADJACENT HOME WHICH SHE HAD BUILT. IN 1998, ARMINTO PASSED AWAY AND THE DONOR INHERITED THE SET, DECIDING IT WAS BEST OFF IF DONATED TO A MUSEUM. OBJECTS RELATED TO THE FAMILY ARE ALSO SAID TO BE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE GLENBOW, HERITAGE PARK AND THE CARDSTON MUSEUM. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY AND ITS MONTANA, UTAH AND S. ALBERTA ORIGINS, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. ********** UPDATE: ON 17 JUNE 2013, DONOR JUNE MANCHAK RE-VISITED THE GALT MUSEUM IN ORDER TO ADVANCE A NEW DONATION OFFER. AT THAT TIME, SHE REQUESTED ACCESS TO THIS OBJECT’S HISTORICAL RECORD. MRS. MANCHAK THEREAFTER REQUESTED FOUR MINOR CHANGES BE MADE AS PER HER LETTER ON RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20000052001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, OAK, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738321000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS, OAK, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
170.4
Length
38.5
Width
81.2
Description
CONSISTS OF 5 SHELVES WITH GLASS DOOR & GLASS SIDES. CRACK IN UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER. MOUNTED ON CASTERS (WOODEN). BACK HAS BEEN REPAIRED. WRITING ON BACK COVER "617" IN CRAYON; "717" IN PEN; "RIED" SCRATCHED IN WOOD. ENTIRE CABINET IS SAGGING TO THE LEFT. BRASS DOOR HANDLE WITH KEYLOCK. BACK PLATE ON TOP IS LOOSE. WHITE PAINT STAIN ON 2ND SHELF FROM BOTTOM. MIRROR ON BACK OF TOP SHELF IS STREAKED. DEFECTIVE BUBBLE IN UPPER RIGHT OF DOOR GLASS. FINISH IS WORN AND SCRATCHES ARE APPARENT ALL OVER WOOD SURFACE.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE INTERVIEWED MURIEL GOIAN IN 2010 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT. ACCORDING TO MURIEL GOIAN (DAUGHTER OF C.N. FRASER) THE CABINET WAS LIKELY FILLED WITH CHINA AND KNICK KNACKS. AFTER GOIAN'S MOTHER (FREIDA MAE FRASER - NEE SHORTO) DIED, SHE THINKS HER FATHER MIGHT HAVE KEPT SOME WAR MEDALS IN IT. CABINET WAS USED IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE DONOR'S PARENT'S WERE MARRIED AND HAD ALL OF THIER CHILDREN. DONOR WAS UNABLE TO REMEMBER ANYTHING FURTHER ABOUT THE CABINET. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19738321000
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738414000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
24
Height
165.0
Length
83.8
Width
63.5
Description
BOTTOM 2 DRAWERS MEASURE 36.2 CM X 27.9 CM. NEXT 2 DRAWERS MEASURE 36.2 CM X 26.7 CM. NEXT 2 ROWS OF DRAWERS ARE 3 TO A ROW, MEASURE 26.0 CM X 10.2 CM. TOP ROW HAS 5 DRAWERS, MEASURE 14.6 CM X 10.2 CM. "OSMCO." ENGRAVED ON NAMEPLATES OF TOP DRAWERS. "OFFICE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. LIMITED" ON NAMEPLATES OF NEXT 9 DRAWERS. BRASS INDEX CARD HOLDERS ON ALL DRAWERS. "THE OFFICE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. LTD. TORONTO-CANADA" ON TOP NAMEPLATE. BACK RIGHT LEG IS BROKEN. FRAME IS IN 6 PIECES. 9 DRAWERS ARE CONSTRUCTED AS CLIPBOARDS, ON TOP OF CLIPBOARD, "THE OFFICE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. LTD. TORONTO-CANADA. GENUINE SHANNON". 3 OF THE CLIPBOARDS ARE COMPLETE WITH INDEX CARDS. "22323". STAMPED ON FRAME. SECOND AND THIRD DRAWER UNITS DO NOT STACK PROPERLY.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19738414000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOOD FILE CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738418000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD FILE CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
15
Height
118.0
Length
121.4
Width
46.4
Description
DRAWER INTERIORS ARE HARDWOOD. BOTTOM RIGHT DRAWER CATCH IS BROKEN. LEFT 4 DRAWERS OF TOP ROW MEASURE 18.4 CM X 25.7 CM. RIGHT 2 DRAWERS OF TOP ROW MEASURE 26 CM X 12 CM. 3 DRAWERS IN 2ND ROW MEASURE 27.3 CM X 36.2 CM. BOTTOM LEFT DRAWER MEASURES 74 CM X 17.8 CM. BOTTOM RIGHT DRAWER MEASURES 36.2 CM X 17.8 CM. PAINTED MINT GREEN. LOCK ON TOP RIGHT HAND DRAWER & RIGHT DRAWER OF 2ND ROW. BRASS NAMEPLATES & HANDLES ON DRAWERS. PIECE OF GLASS TUBING AROUND MONEY ORDER RECEIPT; PAPER LID WITH "65-1883" MARKED ON IT. SCHOOL WRITTEN ON TWO DRAWERS ON NAMEPLATE. PAINT CHIPPING IN A NUMBER OF PLACES. CORNERS CAPPED WITH STEEL. BACK NOT PAINTED. SHELVES & DRAWERS NUMBERED.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19738418000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19780048000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD CABINET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
18
Height
117.6
Length
47.9
Width
86.5
Description
BRASS NAME PLATES AND HANDLES ON DRAWERS. PAINTED MINT GREEN. 2 SLIDING DOORS ON TOP ROW MEASURING EACH 42.5 CM X 32.4 CM. 2 DRAWERS IN 2ND ROW EACH MEASURING 40.0 CM X 31.7 CM. 6 DRAWERS ABOVE EACH OTHER ON LEFT SIDE OF 3RD ROW, EACH MEASURING 5.0 CM X 26.7 CM. 4 OBLONG DRAWERS BESIDE EACH OTHER ON RIGHT SIDE OF 3RD ROW, EACH MEASURING 12.7 CM X 31.7 CM. BOARD MISSING FROM BACK OF SECOND UNIT. WOOD WARPED IN BACK OF FIRST UNIT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19780048000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19662039000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Materials
METAL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
43.2
Diameter
36.5
Description
EMBOSSED LEATHER ON RAWHIDE SEAT. METAL FRAME IS 1/2 INCH STEEL RODDING THAT HAS BEEN TWISTED AND MOLDED. LEATHER SEAT HAS FLOWER IN CENTER WITH CIRCULAR FLORAL PATTERN RADIATING FROM CENTER. ASSORTED PAINT SPLATTERS ON FRAME. ABUNDANT OXIDATION.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* THIS ARTIFACT WAS PART OF A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN 2010. HARRY JENNINGS GRIGSBY, HIS WIFE EDITH AND HIS DAUGHTER MARGARET MCCONECHY ARE DECEASED. HEMBROFF CONTACTED GRIGSBY'S OTHER DAUGHTER FRANCES WRAY. WRAY WAS UNABLE TO RECALL THE CHAIR.
Catalogue Number
P19662039000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, OAK VENEER
Catalogue Number
P19662040000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, OAK VENEER
No. Pieces
1
Height
89.2
Diameter
17.8
Description
VENEER BADLY CRACKED ESPECIALLY ON UNDERSIDE. METAL FRAME IS 1/2 INCH COPPER TUBBING TWISTED AND MOLDED TO SHAPE. ASSORTED PAINT SPLATTERS.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
FURNISHINGS
History
*UPDATE* THIS ARTIFACT WAS PART OF A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN 2010. HARRY JENNINGS GRIGSBY, HIS WIFE EDITH AND HIS DAUGHTER MARGARET MCCONECHY ARE DECEASED. HEMBROFF CONTACTED GRIGSBY'S OTHER DAUGHTER FRANCES WRAY. WRAY WAS UNABLE TO RECALL THE CHAIR.
Catalogue Number
P19662040000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CITY HALL CHAIR
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19980048001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY HALL CHAIR
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1990
Materials
METAL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
83.5
Length
48.0
Width
53.4
Description
BROWN FRAMED CHAIR WITH GREEN LEATHER UPHOLSTERY. LABEL AT REAR OF CHAIR "ROYAL ..ETAL MANUFACTURING .. ONTARIO". FRAME AND LEATHER WORN.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
POLITICS
History
CHAIR WAS ONE OF MANY IDENTICAL FOUND THROUGHOUT PREMISES OF OLD CITY HALL BUILDING. CHAIR WAS RECOVERED BY MUSEUM ALONG WITH ENTIRE COLLECTION ON REQUEST OF CITY BUILDING OFFICIALS, WHO FEARED THAT HALL EMPLOYEES WOULD STEAL CITY PROPERTY DURING THE RELOCATION OF HALL OPERATIONS. OFFICIALS FELT THAT EMPLOYEES MIGHT BELIEVE CITY PROPERTY WAS THEIRS IF IT HAD BEEN IN THEIR OFFICE FOR TWENTY YEARS (EG. ARTWORK). OFFICIALS CALLED THE MUSEUM OVER IN THE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DEMOLITION OF THE HALL IN ORDER TO INVENTORY SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY AND EVACUATE IT. THE CHAIRS ORIGINAL USE IS NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19980048001
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116159
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
100
Length
47
Width
44
Description
WOOD CHAIR HAS MEDIUM/DARK FINISH WITH REPAIRED SEAT. CHAIR HAS SLIGHTLY CONCAVE BACK WITH BOTTLE SHAPED SUPPORT STRUT. STRUT IS DAMAGED AND HAS TOP PORTION BROKEN OFF. TOP HAS TREFOIL SHAPED BACK FASTENED TO BACK LEGS WHICH EXTEND HIGH ENOUGH TO BE SIDES OF BACK. SEAT IS SQUARE WITH ROUND BEVELED EDGE. TOP OF SEAT HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH ROUGH WOOD SEAT THAT IS FASTENED WITH NAILS. LEGS HAVE SUPPORT STRUTS BETWEEN FRONT AND BACK LEGS WITH SINGLE STRUT FASTENED TO SIDE STRUTS. BACK LEGS HAVE LARGE CHIPS AND RIGHT STRUT IS SPLIT. CHAIR IS VERY WORN WITH MANY SCRATCHES AND CHECKS. BACK RIGHT IS WARPED AND IS SPLIT ALONG INSIDE EDGE.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
CHAIR WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116159
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
KITCHEN CHAIR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970107006
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KITCHEN CHAIR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
92.5
Length
43.5
Width
44
Description
GREY WEATHERED WOODEN CHAIR WITH TWO CARVED SPINDLES ACROSS THE FRONT, AND FOUR SPINDLES UP THE BACK ATTACHING TO THE TOP RAIL. THE WOODEN SEAT IS CRACKED IN HALF, AND THE SPINDLE ON THE LEFT SIDE IS MISSING. SURFACE OF CHAIR IS VERY DIRTY AND MARKED UP.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR CHAIR CAME FROM UPSTAIRS OF THE VICTORIA ROOMS, WHICH WAS APPARENTLY A BROTHEL IN LETHBRIDGE. CHAIR WAS FROM THE WAITING ROOM OUTSIDE THE A NUMBER OF OR FIVE ROOMS ABOVE THE RESTAURANT. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE CONTACTED THE DONOR TO GAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHAIR. HIS COMMENTS ARE BELOW: ACCORDING TO DONOR AB CHERVINSKI, THE CHAIR CAME FROM A HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION LOCATED ON 3RD AVENUE AND 3RD STREET SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, OPERATED BY LILY WHITE. CHERVINSKI ACQUIRED THE CHAIR WHEN HE WAS LIVING WITH MR. JOHN A. SUPINA AT 1319 5TH AVENUE NORTH. FROM APPROXIMATELY 1939 TO 1940, CHERVINSKI WAS A MESSENGER BOY WORKING AT THE TELEGRAPH OFFICE AND HE DELIVERED TELEGRAPHS TO LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW WAS TELEGRAPH OFFICE MANAGER W.R. RUSELL. ONE SUCH LOCATION WAS A LOCAL BROTHEL LOCATED ON THIRD AVENUE AND THIRD STREET. WHEN HE WOULD DELIVER TELEGRAPHS TO THE BROTHEL, HE WOULD OFTEN SEE MEN WAITING IN THIS CHAIR. THE CHAIR SAT IN THE WAITING ROOM OF THE BROTHEL. THERE WAS ONLY ONE CHAIR SO THE MEN DIDN’T HAVE TO SEE ONE ANOTHER WHILE WAITING FOR ONE OF THE PROSTITUTES. ACCORDING TO CHERVINSKI, THE MEN WOULD SMOKE CIGARETTES AND EXTINGUISH THEM ON THE UNDERSIDE OR SIDE OF THE CHAIR – LEAVING BURN HOLES IN THE WOOD. LATER, SUPINA PURCHASED THE PROPERTY THE BROTHEL WAS ON (310 3RD ST. S.). SUPINA KNEW CHERVINSKI COLLECTED ANTIQUES, THUS SUPINA ASKED CHERVINSKI IF HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE CHAIR. CHERVINSKI ACCEPTED THE CHAIR. HE STORED IT FOR A WHILE IN HIS OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUES. LATER HE DONATED IT TO THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19970107006
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SWIVEL OFFICE TYPE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651786000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWIVEL OFFICE TYPE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
82.5
Length
47.7
Width
72.4
Description
SWIVEL BASE. "181" ON SEAT OF CHAIR. 4 LEGS AND ARMS. MOVES ON WHEELS. CURVED BACK WITH BLACK LEATHER PANEL.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
COAL MINING
FURNISHINGS
History
USED IN NO. 8 MINE OFFICE.
Catalogue Number
P19651786000
Acquisition Date
1965-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SWIVEL TYPE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19739494000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWIVEL TYPE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
90.2
Length
72.4
Width
72.4
Description
FOUR LEGGED BASE ON WHEELS. 7 BACK DOWELS. 5 ARM DOWELS. LEAF CARVING ON BACK. STAIN ON SEAT TAP & BOTTOM. LEG BASE. SCREWS ON BOTTOM LOOSE. OWN ON LIGHT SIDE OF CHAIR NEAR BACK DOWELS IS COMING OFF. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19739494000
Acquisition Date
1973-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19738438000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN, OAK
No. Pieces
1
Height
111.8
Length
56.5
Width
71.1
Description
PINK & GREEN PATTERNED CLOTH SEAT & BACK. RIGHT ARM HAS SPLIT. RIGHT ROCKER HAS BEEN REPAIRED. LEGS HAVE BEEN TURNED & TOP OF BACK IS CARVED.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19738438000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON
Catalogue Number
P19930077001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
98
Length
55
Width
52
Description
DARK STAINED WOODEN SWIVEL CHAIR ON ROLLERS. CHAIR HAS WOODEN SEAT, BACK AND ARMS ALONG WITH CAST IRON SWIVEL MECHANISM AND WOODEN LEGS WITH STEEL COASTERS PAINTED GOLD. TOP OF CHAIR BACK IS SINGLE PIECE WITH TOP EDGE CARVED IN ROLL STYLE. TWO WIDER WOODEN SLATS SLOT INTO BACK OF TOP PIECE TO FORM SIDES OF BACK. AT CENTER THERE ARE FIVE PLAIN SUPPORT SLATS. ARMS OF CHAIR ARE MADE UP OF TWO FINISHED PIECES JOINED AT A RIGHT ANGLE. THE BACK END IS SLOTTED INTO SIDE PIECES OF CHAIR BACK. SUPPORT STRUT FOR ARM IS FASTENED TO SIDES OF SEAT. RIGHT ARM HAS ROUNDED BOTTOM PIECE MISSING FROM END. SEAT IS 51CM SQUARE WITH ROUNDED CORNERS. FRONT EDGE AND TOP OF SEAT HAVE BEEN HEWN FOR USER COMFORT. BOTTOM EDGES OF SEAT ARE REINFORCED WITH WOODEN FRAMES WHICH SKIRT THE CIRCUMFRENCE OF SEAT. AT CENTER OF UNDERSIDE OF SEAT ARE TWO IRON CROSS PIECES SCREWED TO SEAT. CROSS PIECES FORM SUPPORT FOR SWIVEL MECHANISM. SWIVEL IS CAST IRON WITH SOME SCROLL WORK, PAINTED BLACK. HAS TWO LARGE SPRINGS AND KNOB TO ADJUST TENSION. LARGE THREADED SHAFT SCREWS INTO IRON FRAME WITH WOODEN LEGS ATTACHED TO IT. FOUR SLOPED WOOD LEGS ARE BOLTED TO IRON FRAME TO FORM "X" SHAPE. AT END OF EACH LEG IS BRASS COLORED STEEL COASTER. EACH COASTER IS ENGRAVED WITH "PATENTED" AND "STARLET BY SHEPHERD". CHAIR HAS VERY DARK FINISH WHICH IS WEARING ON EDGES OF CHAIR BACK AND SEAT, AS WELL AS ON ENDS OF ARMS AND LEGS. BLACK PAINT ON IRON SWIVEL IS CHIPPING.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
SAFETY SERVICES
History
CHAIR WAS USED IN WARDEN'S OFFICE OF LETHBRIDGE PROVINCIAL GAOL DURING THE 1930'S TO 1950'S. POSSIBLY PASSED ON TO L.C.C. BEFORE BEING DONATED TO MUSEUM.
Catalogue Number
P19930077001
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
OFFICE DESK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, NEWSPAPER, MOTHER-OF-PEARL
Catalogue Number
P20110027000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OFFICE DESK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1997
Materials
OAK, NEWSPAPER, MOTHER-OF-PEARL
No. Pieces
1
Height
76.4
Length
167.8
Width
86.4
Description
DESK, OAK WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL CALL BUTTONS ON TOP FRONT RIGHT CORNER. TOP SURFACE HAS: WORN FINISH, AREA OF DARK BLACK STAINING NEAR FRONT CENTER, AND WATER DAMAGE CAUSING WOOD TO SPLIT AT THREE PLACES ON RIGHT SIDE. SEVEN DRAWERS, WITH THREE ON LEFT, THREE ON RIGHT AND ONE AT CENTER. DRAWER FACES HAVE BEVELED EDGES AND WOODEN HANDLES. BOTTOM TWO DRAWERS ON RIGHT, BOTTOM DRAWER ON LEFT AND CENTER DRAWER HANDLES HAVE CHUNKS OF WOOD MISSING. LEFT SIDE OF CENTER DRAWER HAS WHITE PAINT. LOCKING MECHANISMS AT TOP RIGHT, CENTER AND LEFT DRAWERS. ABOVE DRAWERS AT LEFT AND RIGHT ARE PULL OUT BOARDS. SIDES AND REVERSE OF DESK HAVE PANELED WOOD. RIGHT SIDE HAS FRAGMENT OF CORD EXTENDING FROM THE EDGE OF CALL BUTTONS. TOP DRAWER ON RIGHT HAS THREE LOOSE WOODEN SEPARATORS, ONE IN RIGHT MIDDLE AND ONE IN LEFT MIDDLE. SPILLED INK HAS STAINED THE BOTTOM OF TOP LEFT DRAWER INSIDE. FRAGMENT OF NEWSPAPER ON THE UNDERSIDE OF TOP CENTER DRAWER HAS, “FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1913.”
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
FURNISHINGS
PROFESSIONS
History
DESK BELONGED TO DONOR’S FATHER JERRY YAMAMOTO WHO PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 11, 1997. IN MAY 2012, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED DONOR TERRY YAMAMOTO. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE INTERVIEW’S TRANSCRIPTION. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS FIRST MEMORY OF THE DESK, YAMAMOTO RESPONDED BY SAYING, “WELL… IT GOES BACK TO WHEN I WAS ABOUT ELEVEN YEARS OLD. MY DAD BUILT THE HOUSE, HE BUILT IT ON HIS OWN AND THE FIRST YEAR WE MOVED IN THERE I WAS ELEVEN LIKE WE LIVED IN THE BASEMENT WHILE HE BUILT THE UPSTAIRS. AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER THAT DESK HAS BEEN THERE SINCE THE TIME WE MOVED IN SO I WAS ELEVEN SO THAT WOULD BE 1963. IT WAS IN WHAT WE CALLED HIS RADIO ROOM. HE WAS A RADIO TECHNICIAN FOR THE RCMP AND HE JUST HAD IT SET IN THERE FOR HIS MUSIC AS A DESK. YEAH, HE DID YOU KNOW WELL HE FIXED RADIOS HE WAS A RADIO TECH FOR THE RCMP SO HE WOULD TINKER AROUND FIXING RADIOS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. HE WAS ALSO A HAM OPERATOR. [FOR] AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER HE WAS WITH THE RCMP. I WAS BORN IN ‘52, 1952 SO IT HAD TO BE AROUND THAT TIME OR AFTER THAT HE JOINED THE RCMP BECAUSE AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER HE ALWAYS WORKED WITH THEM. HE STARTED OUT AS OPERATING RADIOS THEN JUST WENT ON COURSES AND WHATEVER WITH THE RCMP AND THEN HE BECAME THE RADIO TECHNICIAN FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA. [WHEN HE STARTED, HE WAS DOING] THE RADIO TRANSMISSION WITH EVERY COP IN THE CARS. AND BASICALLY THE RCMP SENT HIM BACK AND PUT HIM ON TRAINING FOR RADIO TECHNICIAN AND HE WAS WITH THEM UNTIL HE RETIRED. HE LIKED IT BECAUSE HE SERVICED NOT ONLY THE CAR RADIOS BUT ALL THE RADIO TOWERS FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE ONE THING HE REALLY ENJOYED WAS HE HAD RETIRED AND THEN WHEN THE OLYMPICS CAME, THE SKIING, THE WORLD CUP IN 1980, SECURITY OR WHATEVER. THE RCMP SENT HIM OUT TO OTTAWA ON A SPECIAL, BROUGHT HIM OUT OF RETIREMENT, SENT HIM TO OTTAWA FOR A SPECIAL COURSE AND THEN HE HAD TO HE WAS UP AT LAKE LOUISE AND BANFF AND THEY WERE DOING ALL THE SECURITY ON THE TOWERS AND EVERYTHING.” WHEN ASKED IF SHE REMEMBERED ANY OF THE HISTORY OF THE DESK BEFORE HIS FATHER’S USE, YAMAMOTO SAID, “ALL I REMEMBER IS HIM SAYING IS THAT IT CAME FROM THE FORT MACLEOD RCMP BARRACKS AND HIM AND JUDGE GORE-HICKMAN HAD COLLECTED WEIRD THINGS. BUT ANYWAYS IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH JUDGE GORE-HICKMAN SO I DON’T IF HE ACTUALLY HAD IT IN THE BEGINNING AND GAVE IT MY DAD TOOK IT BUT IT DID ACTUALLY COME FROM THE FORT MACLEOD RCMP BARRACKS. [MY FATHER] AND JUDGE GORE-HICKMAN WERE FRIENDS OF A DIFFERENT KIND AND LIKE I SAY THEY COLLECTED WEIRD THINGS.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE DAMAGE ON THE TOP SURFACE OF THE DESK, YAMAMOTO EXPLAINED, “YEAH, THAT WAS PROBABLY MY FAULT, I WAS USING IT FOR MY BEDDING PLANTS AND IT GOT SPRAYED WITH WATER. YOU KNOW I HAD THEM SITTING THERE I HAD A BOARD OVER TOP FOR A WHILE THERE.” ACCORDING TO INFORMATION PROVIDED BY KIM GUNN AND FORWARDED BY TOM EDGAR IN AN E-MAIL AT THE TIME OF DONATION, “THE DESK IS AN OLD RCMP DESK THAT WAS STANDARD ISSUE TO RCMP OFFICES ACROSS CANADA. WHEN THE RCMP GOT NEW DESKS IT WAS GIVEN TO DR. GORE-HICKMAN’S DAD FOR USE IN HIS OFFICE AT THE OLD POLICE STATION ON 5TH STREET. GORDIE REMEMBERS JERRY Y. AND THE DESK BEING IN HIS DAD’S OFFICE. HE SAYS HIS DAD AND JERRY WERE GOOD FRIENDS. GORDIE SAYS THAT HIS DAD STARTED OUT AS A POLICE MAGISTRATE AND THAT IS WHY HIS OFFICE WAS AT THE POLICE STATION.” *UPDATE* AT THE TIME OF CATALOGUING IN AUGUST, 2013, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH DISCOVERED SOME ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS IN THE TOP CENTER DRAWER. UPON CONSULTATION WITH DONOR, THESE DOCUMENTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO GALT ARCHIVES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110027000
Acquisition Date
2011-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS IRON, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19640800000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
BRASS IRON, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
34.3
Width
34.3
Description
ELECTRIC CORD. FOR ELECTRIC LAMP, ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT. SHADE CONSTRUCTED OF MARBLE COLOURED GLASS IN IRON FRAME WORK. ATTACHES BY CORD TO IRON CEILING ATTACHMENT. PLUG BROKEN. TIFFANY STYLE.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
Catalogue Number
P19640800000
Acquisition Date
1964-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FLOOR LAMP
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000020012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLOOR LAMP
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
2000
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
148.5
Length
29.2
Width
27.3
Description
GOLD PAINTED STEEL. BASE IS ROUND WITH FOUR TRIANGULAR FEET. BASE HAS ORNATE CARVINGS AND CUT OUTS. CENTER OF BASE HAS A CIRCLE OF BLACK STEEL FROM WHICH A LONG ROUND STEM EXTENDS UPWARDS. STEM HAS GOLD, BLACK AND RED BANDS AROUND IT, OF VARYING LENGTHS. THREE PORTIONS OF STEM HAVE 'BEADS' CUT INTO IT. AT TOP OF STEM IS AN ORNATELY CUT GOLD PIECE, WITH BLUE AND RED FLOWERS, AND GREEN LEAVES PAINTED ON IT (PAINT IS WEARING OFF). THIS GOLD PIECE EXTENDS OUTWARD TO ONE SIDE, AT THE END OF WHICH IS A BRASS LIGHT SOCKET. ETCHED ONTO SOCKET IS "S&S 660W 250V". THERE IS ALSO A GOLD LABEL ON SOCKET, WHICH HAS WORN OFF SOME, BUT STILL HAS SOME BLACK PRINT ON IT. SOCKET IS HELD ON BY A WING NUT. A LONG ELECTRICAL CORD EXTENDS FROM BASE OF LAMP; CORD IS WRAPPED IN A KHAKI GREEN THREAD.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
FRED DROSTE WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN GERMANY. HE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1930 TO ENGELFELD, SASK. HE LATER MOVED TO NALCAM, SASK, AND THERE MARRIED MINA IN 1934. IN 1945 THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED IN CARPENTRY (AT NEW ENERSON GARAGE). LATER HE WORKED FOR THE SEPERATE SCHOOL DISTRICT #9 AS MAINTENANCE MAN, AND RETIRED IN 1973. HE RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HE PASSED AWAY IN FEBRUARY OF 2001. FRED WAS A MEMBER OF ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH WHERE HE WAS THE CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR 30 YEARS. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF MET WITH LORENZE DROSTE TO DISCUSS THE OBJECTS HE HAD DONATED TO THE GALT ON BEHALF OF HIS FATHER, FRED DROSTE. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO DROSTE, THE LAMP SAT BY THE CHESTERFIELD IN THE FAMILY'S LIVING ROOM. IT WAS USED FOR READING. DROSTE SAID THE LAMP WAS APPROXIMATELY 60-70 YEARS OLD. IT MIGHT EVEN HAVE DATED BACK TO HIS GRANDPARENT'S HOUSE IN SASKATCHEWAN. SEE P20000020001 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20000020012
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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