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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
13
Height
9.2
Length
18.2
Width
11.2
Description
ACOUSTICON MODEL 12 HEARING AID INCLUDES BOX WITH AMPLIFIER MECHANISM, & CORDS TO BATTERY PACK, 2 BATTERIES ("HEARING INSTRUMENT BATTERY NO.109 MADE FOR T. EATON CO."), CORD TO EAR DEVICE, ENVELOPE CONTAINING BANDEAU, & DEVICE WHICH PLUGS INTO BATTERY. BOX IS COMPARTMENTALIZED. "MADE IN U.S.A. DICTOGRAPH PRODUCTS"
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
COLLECTED BY DONOR AS PROPRIETER OF MCCREADY-BAINES DRUG STORE. PURCHASED BUSINESS FROM FATHER IN 1963 WITH PARTNER BAINES. BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN 1909 AT 614 3 AVE SOUTH IN ACADIA BLOCK. MOVED TO SHERLOCK BLOCK AFTER FIRE IN 1918. MOVED BACK TO ACADIA BLOCK IN 1952. DONOR JOINED BUSINESS AFTER W.W.II OPERATING A SUCCESSFUL CAMERA DEPT. UNTIL 1970 WHEN DONOR SOLD TO BAINES. THE DONOR BEGAN DISPLAYING TRADE-IN CAMERAS FOR WHOOP-UP DAYS IN STORE WINDOW. SOON PEOPLE WERE BRINGING CAMERAS TO ADD TO THE DISPLAY. THIS COLLECTION IS COMPRISED OF THOSE CAMERAS. THE PHARMACY CLOSED IN 1981. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THOMAS HERBERT MCCREADY'S 1993 OBITUARY, A 1990 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE ON MCCREADY'S CAMERA COLLECTION AND A 2013 INTERVIEW WITH MCREADY'S WIDOW LORENE MCCREADY, PLEASE SEE P19890043001 AND THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. *NOTE* 12 PIECES COUNTED SUMMER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Acquisition Date
1989-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VINYL, PLASTIC, FABRIC (SATIN, VELVET), METAL
Catalogue Number
P19990024000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Materials
VINYL, PLASTIC, FABRIC (SATIN, VELVET), METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.5
Diameter
8.5
Description
1) CASE: CIRCULAR (28.5 CM) BUT FLAT AT THE HINGED EDGE. THE HARD VINYL CASE IS WHITE WITH GOLD FLECKS. ON THE TOP OF THE CASE IS AN IMPRINTED GOLD CREST. INSIDE OF THE LID IS WHITE SATIN WITH WHITE SMALL RECTANGLES. PRINTED ON THE SATIN IN GOLD IS THE CREST AND A DIAGONAL BLUE LINE (1.1 CM), ON WHICH IS WRITTEN IN SCRIPT "THE ROYALTY OF HEARING". PRINTED BELOW IS THE WORD "ZENITH". THE WHITE SATIN COVERS THE HINGES. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CASE IS BLUE VELVET ON WHICH THE HEARING AID RESTS. 2) HEARING AID: THE PLASTIC BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS SLIGHTLY CURVED (6.5 X 1.5 CM). NEAR THE ROUNDED BASE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS THE VOLUME CONTROL DIAL. PRINTED ON THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS "ZENITH DIPLOMA" AND "1605233". ATTACHED TO THE NARROW END OF THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS THE EAR HOOK (3,0 CM IN LENGTH). AT THE END OF THE EAR HOOK IS THE ROUND MICROPHONE/AMPLIFIER (1.5 CM DIAMETER), WHICH FITS INTO THE EAR. IT IS CLEAR PLASTIC OUTSIDE AND GOLD IN COLOR ON THE OTHER SIDE. THERE IS A RED RING AROUND THE RAISED OPENING, WHICH ALLOWS THE SOUND TO ENTER THE EAR. STAMPED INTO THE GOLD AREA IS "610" AND "L - 1".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MR. TOM BREWER WAS IN THE HEARING AID BUSINESS IN 1958. IN 1962, HE HAD A HEARING AID BUSINESS IN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, BEFORE COMING TO ALBERTA .MR. BREWER CAME TO ALBERTA TO OPEN "LETHBRIDGE HEARING AID CENTRE" (1970 - 1985), WHICH WAS LOCATED IN THE OLD CANADA TRUST BUILDING. MR. BREWER HAD A COMPANION HEARING AID BUSINESS IN MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, IN THE LATE 1970'S. THIS HEARING AID, PURCHASED AS A SALE ITEM FOR HIS BUSINESS IN THE 1950'S, WOULD HAVE BEEN OBSOLETE BY 1960. IN 1960, THIS HEARING AID WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLD FOR APPROXIMATELY $350.00 (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLAARS). MR. BREWER DID NOT INTENTIONALLY KEEP THIS HEARING AID.
Catalogue Number
P19990024000
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19970041151
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
8
Height
3.2
Length
13.5
Width
8.9
Description
.1) CASE. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RECTANGULAR BLACK CRUSHED VELVET CASE WITH SPRING LOADED HINGED LID. "SONY" LABEL IS ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF LID. INSIDE LID IS WHITE NYLON COVERING WHICH READS "SONY TRANSIEAR TE-8". BOTTOM OF CASE HAS RED CRUSHED VELVET FRAME FOR AID AND OTHER PIECES. .2) HEARING AID. BROWN CRESCENT SHAPED PLASTIC DEVICE WITH RUBBER TUBE AND MOLDED EAR PIECE ATTACHED TO IT. "SONY JAPAN" IS RAISED ON SIDE OF DEVICE AND "TE-234" IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK ON INSIDE EDGE. .3) TUBE. 4.0CM X 0.3CM MILKY RUBBER TUBE. .4) TUBE. 3.2CM X 0.3CM MILKY RUBBER TUBE. .5) PLUG. 1.1CM X 0.9CM BROWN RUBBER PLUG SHAPED LIKE A MUSHROOM. .6) PLUG. 1.5CM X 0.9CM BROWN RUBBER PLUG, HOUR GLASS SHAPE. .7) PLUG. IDENTICAL TO .6. .8) PLUG. IDENTICAL TO .6, EXCEPT NARROWER AROUND MIDDLE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HEARING AID BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, WHO BEGAN TO LOSE HER HEARING ABOUT MID-LIFE. LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO) WAS A FROM JAPAN AND A MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER IN THE 1920'S. SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041151
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041152
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
8
Height
2.6
Length
7.8
Width
9.8
Description
.1) CASE. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD BOX WITH SILVER BOTTOM AND DARK BLUE LID. LID HAS SHIELD LOGO WITH CROWN ON TOP AND "Z" AT CENTRE IN SILVER COLOR. .2) HEARING AID. 6.6CM X 4.5CM X 1.7CM RECTANGULAR STAINLESS STEEL POWER UNIT WITH "ZENITH '50-X'" AND "THE ROYALTY OF HEARING" INSCRIBED ON FRONT. POWER UNIT HAS 46.0CM LONG WIRE WITH MOLDED PLASTIC EAR PLUG ATTACHED AT END. .4) BATTERY. 2.8CM (L) X 1.2CM (D) BLUE CYLINDRICAL BATTERY WITH "EVEREADY MERCURY BATTERY" ON LABEL.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HEARING AID BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, WHO BEGAN TO LOSE HER HEARING ABOUT MID-LIFE. LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO) WAS FROM JAPAN AND A MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER IN THE 1920'S. SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041152
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DOLL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007034
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DOLL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
34.6
Width
49.1
Description
GREEN AND WHITE CHECKERED BIB APRON WITH RUFFLED NECK STRAP THAT NO LONGER HAS A FASTENER. HAS SOLID GREEN WAISTBAND AND STRIP ACROSS TOP OF BIB ALONG CHEST. APRON IS WIDE ENOUGH TO WRAP AROUND BODY OF DOLL, BUT NO LONGER FASTENS IN THE BACK. NO VISIBLE DAMAGE, BUT FABRIC IS VERY WRINKLED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR AND HER SISTER DURING THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, AND WERE USED AS DOLL CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR, SOME OF THE CLOTHES WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER MARY WAGNESS, BUT OTHER PIECES WERE PURCHASED FOR DOLLS LIKE THE DONOR'S SISTER'S EATONS BEAUTY DOLL. DONOR COULD NOT CONFIRM IF THIS PIECE MAY HAVE BELONGED TO IT. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970007001-GA.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007034
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MINIATURE; PURSE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20000062001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE; PURSE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
6.9
Width
3.9
Description
SMALL, SQUARE SHAPED BRASS ASHTRAY. THERE IS A HANDLE ON ONE SIDE. HAS A LID THAT OPENS ON HINGES, ON SAME SIDE AS HANDLE, AND HAS A CLASP TO KEEP IT SHUT ON TOP OF LID IS AN OVAL SHAPED, ENAMEL DECORATION. BACKGROUND COLOR IS A PEARLESCENT WHITE, WITH SMALL WAVY LINES ETCHED INTO IT. IN CENTRE OF OVAL IS A PINK ROSE WITH THREE LEAVES ON FOUR SIDES OF IT. INSIDE OF ASHTRAY IS DIRT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S DAUGHTER (BARBARA) BROUGHT ITEMS TO MUSEUM AFTER CLEANING OUT MOTHER'S HOME WHO WAS MOVING. DOROTHY WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE BEGAN SMOKING IN HER 20S (SHE WAS 86 AT TIME OF DONATION), AND SHE QUIT WHEN ORDERED BY HER DOCTOR IN 70S. DOROTHY'S PARENTS BOTH SMOKED AND NEVER STOPPED THEIR CHILDREN FROM SMOKING. DONOR MOVED IN 30S ACROSS CANADA AND U.S. BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1975, STILL A SMOKER. SEE PAST DONATIONS. DONOR'S FATHER, RALPH MAYNARD, CAME FROM ENGLAND CIRCA 1902. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. SCHAMUHN SPOKE WITH DOROTHY RICHARDS’S DAUGHTER, JUDITH MCILWRAITH, REGARDING HER MOTHER’S PRIOR DONATIONS. NO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OBJECT WAS DETERMINED UPON CONTACTING NEXT-OF-KIN. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000062001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000062001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRAPPER NELSON BACKPACK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL , BRASS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940052000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRAPPER NELSON BACKPACK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, STEEL , BRASS, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
30
Length
69
Width
44
Description
LIGHT GREEN CANVAS BAG WITH WOODEN FRAME FOR SUPPORT. WOOD FRAME IS MADE UP OF TWO VERTICAL WOOD STRUTS FASTENED TO TWO CURVED CROSS PIECES AT TOP AND BOTTOM. BROWN CANVAS JACKET WITH BRASS EYELETS AND NYLON CORD COVERS FRAME. CANVAS STRAP ACROSS TOP OF JACKET IS TORN. A LENGTH OF WHITE CANVAS WEBBING IS WRAPPED AND BOLTED TO TOP SUPPORT STRUT OF FRAME AND EACH END IS RIVETED AGAIN TO A NARROWER LENGTH OF CANVAS WHICH IS RIVETED TO BOTTOM OF WOOD FRAME TO FORM CARRYING STRAPS. ALONG EACH SIDE OF FRAME ARE FOUR LOOP SCREWS. GREEN CANVAS BAG HAS 6CM WIDE PLACKET WITH FOUR BRASS EYELETS WHICH FIT OVER LOOP SCREWS ON FRAME. A WHITE NYLON CORD IS THREADED THROUGH LOOP SCREWS TO HOLD BAG TO FRAME. CANVAS BAG HAS SECOND POCKET SEWN TO ITS FRONT WITH STEEL BUCKLES SEWN BENATH. COVER OF BAG HAS TWO LEATHER STRAPS WITH WHICH TO CLOSE BAG. ON INSIDE OF COVER FLAP IS COTTON LABEL WHICH READS "PIONEER BRAND REG'D TRAPPER NELSON INDIAN PACK BOARD NO.3 PATENT NO. 244902" AND "SOLE MANUFACTURERS JONES TENT & AWNING LTD. VANCOUVER B.C.". THE NUMBER "173" IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK ON RIGHT SIDE OF LABEL. OUTER POCKET FLAP IS CLOSED WITH SINGLE SNAP BUTTON AND HAS TWO STEEL RINGS HELD IN CANVAS LOOPS AT SIDES. COVER FLAP OF OUTER POCKET HAS DARK GREEN COTTON EDGING. OUTER POCKET HAS HOLE TORN IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER. FABRIC IS FADING AND WORN AND HAS A NUMBER OF SMALL STAINS. STEEL PARTS HAVE SLIGHT AMOUNTS OF CORROSION.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BACKPACK WAS PURCHASED BY OWNER IN A TRADING STORE. HAS BEEN IN HIS POSSESSION FOR THE PREVIOUS 20 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P19940052000
Acquisition Date
1994-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, CHAIN MESH, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19710117000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
SATIN, CHAIN MESH, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
28.0
Width
20.9
Description
SILK DRAWSTRING, SILVER METALLIC THREAD WOVEN INTO BLUE BROCADE WITH A CHAIN MESH INTERIOR, AND TASSEL AT BOTTOM. LINING IS NAVY SATIN. TOP BORDER OF MESH OUTER LINING IS TAPERED INTO POINTS; AT THE END OF EACH IS A SMALL METAL BEAD.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A MUFF DONATED BY F.M. ROSE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. FREDERICK MALCOLM ROSE WAS BORN IN BATTLEFORD, SK IN 1892 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE SPRING OF 1900. HE WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND STUDIED LAW UNDER CHARLES F. HARRIS OF LETHBRIDGE. FREDERICK WAS ADMITTED TO THE ALBERTA BAR ASSOCIATION IN 1922. HE WAS MARRIED TO BESSIE ROSE (NEE HAZELL) IN MARCH 1921. FREDERICK PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1953. BESSIE ROSE (NEE HAZELL) WAS BORN IN TORONTO, ON AND COMPLETED HER FORMAL EDUCATION IN NEW WESTMINSTER, BC. IN AUGUST 1914, BESSIE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WAS MARRIED TO FREDERICK ROSE IN MARCH 1921. IN 1974, BESSIE MOVED TO CALGARY WHERE SHE RESIDED UNTIL HER DEATH. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON JULY 1, 1978. SEE PERMANENT FILE (P19710113000) FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A CARD CASE AND A SHOPPING BAG DONATED BY BESSIE ROSE. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19710117000
Acquisition Date
1971-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HANDBAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19739438000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANDBAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, SILK, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Length
29.2
Width
17.2
Description
GREEN CROCHETED BAG WITH PINK RIBBON DRAWSTRING AND MAROON SILK LINING. LINING FORMS RUFFLE ON TOP. SOME SMALL STAINS ON LINING.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
POSSIBLY HANDMADE
Catalogue Number
P19739438000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HANDBAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19739501000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANDBAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, RIBBON
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.4
Width
18.4
Description
WHITE COTTON LINING, CROCHETED OUTSIDE, WITH PINK RIBBON DRAWSTRING. SMALL BROWN STAIN ON BOTH SIDES OF COTTON LINING CAUSING FABRIC TO WEAR THROUGH.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HANDMADE
Catalogue Number
P19739501000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, RIBBON, SILK, CELLULOSE NITRATE (CELLULOID)
Catalogue Number
P19738595000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, RIBBON, SILK, CELLULOSE NITRATE (CELLULOID)
No. Pieces
1
Length
21.3
Diameter
8.9
Description
POUCH PORTION OF BAG IS SILK WITH A GEOMETRIC DESIGN WOVEN FROM METALLIC THREAD. TOP IS FRENCH IVORY (CELLULOID) MIRROR INSIDE. SLIDE ATTACHMENT ON DOUBLE BROWN RIBBON HANDLE FOR GLOVE HOLDER. POUCH IS LINED WITH ORANGE SATIN & DECORATED WITH BLUE, ORANGE, & GREEN FLOWERS. GREEN SILK TASSELS AT BOTTOM.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
REFERENCE: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUE 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19738595000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DIAPER BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20000016006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DIAPER BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
61.2
Width
29.2
Description
WHITE, LINEN BAG. HANDMADE. CONSISTS OF A SINGLE PIECE OF MATERIAL, FOLDED OVER AND SEWN ALONG BOTTOM AND ONE SIDE. THERE ARE TWO BROWNISH-YELLOW STAINS ON ONE SIDE, NEAR BOTTOM. BAG IS VERY WRINKLED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, NORAH SHERWOOD. IT WAS USED AS A DIAPER BAG, TO CARRY CLEAN DIAPERS IN; NORAH HAD IT HANDED DOWN TO HER SO IT PREDATES THE TIME IN WHICH SHE WOULD HAVE USED IT. SEE P20000016001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A DIAPER BAG DONATED BY TOM SHERWOOD. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES. TOM SHERWOOD IS THE SON OF RALPH HUNTER SHERWOOD AND NORAH KATHLEEN SHERWOOD (NEE DOWNIE). RALPH HUNTER SHERWOOD WAS BORN ON JANUARY 10, 1918 ON THE FAMILY FARM IN BARONS, AB, THE SON OF WILL SHERWOOD AND TILLIE SHERWOOD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). RALPH WAS BORN IN THE SAME HOUSE HE WOULD LATER LIVE IN WITH HIS WIFE NORAH, WHOM HE MARRIED ON OCTOBER 19, 1945. RALPH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 ON OCTOBER 25, 1992. NORAH KATHLEEN SHERWOOD (NEE DOWNIE) WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF JAMES DOWNIE AND MARY ELLEN DOWNIE (NEE BOUSTEAD). NORAH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 24, 1999. JAMES DOWNIE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND IN 1891 AND MOVED TO THE CLARESHOLM, AB DISTRICT IN 1913, TO COLEMAN IN 1917, TO GRANUM IN 1921, AND FINALLY IN 1949 TO BLACKIE WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HE PASSED AWAY. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, JAMES WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA WHEAT POOL. HE MARRIED MARY ELLEN BOUSTEAD ON NOVEMBER 10, 1917. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 ON AUGUST 10, 1966. MARY ELLEN DOWNIE (NEE BOUSTEAD) WAS BORN IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO ONTARIO BEFORE WWI, AND THEN MOVED TO COWLEY, AB IN 1917, WHERE SHE WAS MARRIED TO JAMES DOWNIE ON NOVEMBER 10, 1917. THEN IN 1918 SHE MOVED TO COLEMAN, TO GRANUM IN 1921, TO BLACKIE IN 1949, AND FINALLY TO CLARESHOLM IN 1967. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON OCTOBER 5, 1973. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000016006
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NEWSPAPER CARRIER BAG
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000094000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEWSPAPER CARRIER BAG
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
CANVAS, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
77.0 (W/ HANDLE)
Width
56.5
Description
WHITE CANVAS BAG. HAS NO CLOSURES. PRINTED ON FRONT OF BAG, IN RED, IS "LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD". HAS A WIDE CANVAS SHOULDER STRAP. ATTACHED TO STRAP IS A STEEL HOOK; ON HOOK IS A STEEL RING, WITH A SHORT STRIP OF CANVAS ATTACHED TO IT. ONE SIDE OF BAG IS OPEN TO HALF WAY DOWN. THERE IS A FLAP OF MATERIAL ATTACHED TO BACK SIDE OF BAG THAT CAN SERVE AS A COVER FOR BAG; THIS FLAP IS BLACKENED. INSIDE AND TOP OF BAG ARE ALSO BLACKENED; BAG IS GENERALLY DIRTY.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
BAG BELONGED TO SEYMOUR J. SMITH, DONOR'S COUSIN. MR. SMITH USED BAG TO DELIVER NEWSPAPERS FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN THE 1930'S. MR. SEYMOUR SMITH WAS BORN IN 1922. CHICK RICHARDSON IS THE EXECUTOR OF SEYMOUR SMITH'S ESTATE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS NEWSPAPER BAG DONATED BY C. L. RICHARDSON. ACCORDING TO THE FAMILY HISTORY SUBMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY HISTORY BOOK TITLED, THE HISTORY OF DIAMOND CITY AND COMMERCE, SEYMOUR SMITH MARRIED GWEN PADLEY ON JULY 8, 1966. THE COUPLE LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL GWEN’S DEATH ON NOVEMBER 26, 1988. GWEN PADLEY WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ALEXANDER CHARLES PADLEY AND ELSIE GERALDINE PADLEY (NEE DALRYMPLE). THE COUPLE MARRIED ON JUNE 16, 1924. THE HISTORY EXPLAINS, “THEY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE AND MOVED TO DIAMOND CITY WHERE THEIR DAUGHTER GWEN WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 9, 1925. THEY LATER MOVED TO MAGRATH AND THEN BACK TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE THEY RESIDED UNTIL THEIR DEATHS.” GWEN’S MOTHER, ELSIE, WAS THE DAUGHTER OF A WELL-KNOWN MERCHANT IN DIAMOND CITY AND LETHBRIDGE NAMED JAMES DALRYMPLE. HE AND HIS WIFE, MARY, MOVED THEIR FAMILY OF SEVEN DAUGHTERS TO SETTLE IN THE LETHBRIDGE REGION FROM BLANDFORD, ENGLAND IN SEPTEMBER 1906. THE FAMILY HISTORY STATES, “MR. DALRYMPLE MADE ARRANGEMENTS, WHILE STILL IN ENGLAND, TO HAVE A HOUSE BUILT IN LETHBRIDGE AT 715-3RD ST. S. HE ASKED FOR IT TO BE DIGNIFIED, BUT SIMPLE.” PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE OF THE FAMILY’S HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000094000
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HANDBAG
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, METAL, INK
Catalogue Number
P20100044002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANDBAG
Date
2005
Materials
CANVAS, METAL, INK
No. Pieces
1
Height
34.9
Length
9.8
Width
38.7
Description
HANDBAG IS DARK RED, WITH DARK BLUE HANDLES AND TRIM. FRONT OF BAG IS SILKSCREENED WITH WHITE INK THAT READS“LILY & THE ROSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ALBERTA CENTENNIAL 1905-2005 SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY & FOLKLORE SOC INC”. BACK OF BAG IS SILKSCREENED WITH WHITE INK THAT DEPICTS SPONSORSHIP ADVERTISEMENTS “SASKATCHEWAN CENTENNIAL 2005, ALBERTA HISTORICAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION, SASK CULTURE, SASKATCHEWAN LOTTERS LOTTERY TICKET CENTRE AND THE 2005 ALBERTA CENTENNIAL”. BAG CLOSES WITH ZIPPER ON TOP AND HAS A ZIPPER POUCH ON THE FRONT SIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONOR ACQUIRED THE BAG WHILE ATTENDING THE ANNUAL MEETING FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ALBERTA IN 2005. THE DONOR WAS AMONG 4 FOUR PEOPLE TO TAKE A VAN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO CALGARY TO MEET A BUS DRIVING TO THE CONFERENCE IN LOYDMINSTER. VISITORS STAYED AT LAKELAND COLLEGE AND ACCORDING TO THE DONOR “AFTER REGISTERING AND RECEIVING A BRIEFCASE OF GOODIES WE CHECKED INTO OUR LODGINGS”. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING PLAY-BY-PLAY OF DONOR'S CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20100044002
Acquisition Date
2010-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
COMFORT BAG
Date Range From
1916
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FABRIC, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20110006006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COMFORT BAG
Date Range From
1916
Date Range To
1918
Materials
FABRIC, THREAD
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.0
Length
31.0
Width
25.6
Description
1) BAG – CHECKERED BLUE AND WHITE FABRIC WITH CHANNEL AT TOP RIM FOR DRAWSTRING. FRONT HAS LINEN LABEL STITCHED DOWN THAT READS, “COMFORT BAG CANADIAN RED CROSS”. SMALL TEAR ON FRONT AT BOTTOM RIGHT. LABEL HAS WATER DAMAGE TO TEXT. VARIOUS ORANGE STAINS AND DIRTY THROUGHOUT. REVERSE HAS TOP CHANNEL RIPPED BACK ABOUT NINE CENTIMETERS. TWO BLACK STAINS ON MIDDLE RIGHT AND SMALL TEAR ON LOWER LEFT SIDE. VARIOUS ORANGE STAINS AND DIRTY THROUGHOUT. (H: 3.0, L: 31.0, W: 25.6) 2) TIE – FLUORESCENT ORANGE SHOELACE WITH PLASTIC AGLETS. ENDS OF LACE TIED IN A KNOT. APPROXIMATELY THREE CENTIMETERS OF LACE EXTENDING FROM THE KNOT. VARIOUS STAINS THROUGHOUT THE LACE. (H: 1.1, L: 29.8, W: 1.3)
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
AT THE TIME OF DONATION, DONOR JIM BETTS SAID THE ITEMS CAME INTO HIS POSSESSION WHEN HIS BROTHER ED “SOLD OUT” ON NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010. THE DONATED MATERIALS WERE PREVIOUSLY ON ED’S FARM SITE. THE FARM WAS LOCATED ON SECTION 21 - 114 AND DONOR’S FATHER CLARENCE BETTS “MOVED THERE IN 1929-30, BUT KEPT ORIGINAL HOMESTEAD.” EAST QUARTER SECTION 4 – 214. DONOR’S FATHER CLARENCE HAD 12 BROTHERS AND SISTERS. EARL’S EFFECTS HAD BEEN SENT TO CLARENCE AND EARL’S MOTHER (JULIA BETTS) BUT HOW THEY ENDED UP WITH CLARENCE IS UNKNOWN BECAUSE JULIA’S PLACE BURNT DOWN. ED BROUGHT THE TRUNK OVER AROUND NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010 AND SAID, “TAKE IT” BECAUSE THERE WAS NO PLACE FOR IT IN LETHBRIDGE. EARL WAS BESIDE HIS BROTHER CLARENCE WHEN HE GOT SHOT. “DAD WAS SHOT THROUGH THE CHEEKS, LOST THUMB. HE ALWAYS SAID IT WAS SO COLD OVER THERE UP ON THAT RIDGE. UNCLE REED SAID THE TOUGHEST BUGGERS IN RAYMOND LOVED TO FIGHT, AND EARL DID; ALTHOUGH HE WOULDN’T DRINK COFFEE BECAUSE OF THE CHICKERY (RATION COFFEE). DAD WAS UP TO 220 LBS IN THE ARMY WITH THE GOOD FOOD EATEN. THEY LIVED ON HOMESTEAD IN LITTLE SODDY. DAD PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 4, 1969. HE JOINED THE WAR EFFORT BECAUSE IT GOT TO HIM THAT GUYS (ALLIED COUNTRIES) WERE BEING PUSHED AROUND” CLARENCE BETTS WAS BORN ON AUG 10, 1889, WAS A FARM LABOURER FROM COUTTS. ACCORDING TO BETTS’S ATTESTATION FORM TO THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, HE ENLISTED ON ARIL 4TH 1916 AT LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA. HE WAS ISSUED THE SERVICE NUMBER 736821. HE SERVED WITH THE 113TH LETHBRIDGE HIGHLANDERS AND THE 16TH (CANADIAN SCOTTISH) BATTALION. HIS UNIT SAILED SEPTEMBER 25, 1916. IN OCTOBER OF 1916 HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE 17TH BATTALION AND IN NOVEMBER HE TRANSFERRED TO HIS FINAL UNIT, THE 16TH BATTALION. HE SERVED IN ENGLAND FROM OCTOBER 1916 TO NOVEMBER 1916, AND IN FRANCE FROM NOVEMBER 1916 TO OCTOBER 1918. HE WAS SHOT ON AUGUST 15, 1917 AND TREATED AT THE 4TH GENERAL HOSPITAL ETAPLES. BETTS WAS WOUNDED AGAIN ON OCTOBER 1, 1918 BY A PIECE OF SHRAPNEL. HE WAS DISCHARGED ON APRIL 4, 1919 AFTER THREE YEARS OF SERVICE. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE BETTS’ BROTHERS’ MILITARY SERVICE IN ADDITION TO BACKGROUND FAMILY INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THIS DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110006006
Acquisition Date
2011-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FIRST AID HAVERSACK, “CANADA CD”
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150012005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIRST AID HAVERSACK, “CANADA CD”
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
37
Length
29
Width
11
Description
GREEN CANVAS BAG WITH TOP FLAP SECURED BY TWO BUCKLED CANVAS STRAPS. LONGER LOOPED CARRYING STRAP IS SEWN TO BACK OF BAG AND HAS TWO BUCKLES TO ADJUST LENGTH. MAIN BODY OF BAG IS DIVIDED INTO TWO CAVITIES, AND EACH SIDE HAS OUTER POCKET WITH SNAP CLOSURE. PRINTED DESIGN ON TOP FLAP IS YELLOW CIRCLE WITH BLUE LOGO READING “CANADA CD”. TEXT PRINTED IN BLUE ON LOWER BODY OF BAG READS “FIRST AID”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. *NOTE* BAG IS FULL WITH FIRST AID SUPPLIES BUT HAS NOT BEEN OPENED TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR ORIGINAL CATALOGUE DOCUMENT LISTING 8-850 FIRST AID HAVERSACK CONTENTS, PRODUCED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
MILITARY
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS FIRST AID BACKPACK WAS RECOVERED IN SPRING 2015 FROM A STORAGE AREA IN THE BASEMENT OF THE ENMAX CENTRE SPORTS ARENA, WHERE SUPPLIES RELATING TO LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE AND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS/RISK MANAGEMENT HAD BEEN STORED FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS PRIOR. DURING MARCH AND APRIL 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CURRENT AND RETIRED CITY STAFF THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLIES AND DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES, INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT JESSE KURTZ, RETIRED DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF MIKE ROSS, FORMER CITY DIRECTOR OF DISASTER SERVICES JOE KARL, FORMER CITY EMERGENCY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR DENNIS JOBE, AND FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER/RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE OFFICER LEO VANDENHEUVAL. PREVIOUS RESEARCH INTO THE LETHBRIDGE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE WAS CONDUCTED IN 2009, WHEN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ROBERT GARDNER, A FORMER C.D. POLICE MEMBER (SEE RECORD P19870044001 FOR MORE INFORMATION). THE AUXILIARY CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE WAS ORGANIZED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AFTER THE PROVINCE APPEALED TO ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES TO PREPARE DEFENCES IN CASE OF AN ENEMY ATTACK, INCLUDING A NUCLEAR STRIKE. THE C.D. POLICE WERE NOT OFFICIALLY PART OF THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. THE AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS DID, HOWEVER, RECEIVE TRAINING FROM THE CITY POLICE AND WHEN CALLED OUT BY THE C.D. DIRECTOR, CAME UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHIEF CONSTABLE JAMES H. CARPENTER.THE C.D. POLICE DISBANDED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS IN 1963. GARDNER WAS 33 WHEN HE JOINED THE C.D. POLICE IN 1960, AND EXPLAINS HIS MOTIVATION TO VOLUNTEER WAS BASED ON HIS PERCEPTION THAT A FUTURE WAR WAS LIKELY TO OCCUR – ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PERIOD’S EVENTS, WHICH INCLUDED THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. GARDNER REMEMBERED TRAINING UNDER THE POLICE CHIEF AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE, BUT MAINTAINED THAT OUTSIDE OF INITIAL TRAINING, C.D. POLICE OPERATIONS WERE NOT DIRECTED BY THE CITY POLICE. GARDNER SAID THAT MOST C.D. POLICE VOLUNTEERS WERE “MIDDLE AGED AND STAYED ON DUE TO THE THREAT OF WAR”. JOE KARL SAID: “[IN] LATE 1972 THE CITY MANAGER… [ASSIGNED ME TO] LOOK AFTER DISASTER SERVICES/CIVIL DEFENCE… IT’S HAD DIFFERENT NAMES AS TIME WENT ON… THIS EQUIPMENT… IS A CASUALTY COLLECTING UNIT, WITH WATER BOTTLES, BOOTS, RAIN GEAR, COVERALLS. THERE WERE STRETCHERS [AND] BLANKETS. THESE WERE ALL STORED AT THE OLD MUSEUM [ORIGINAL GALT MUSEUM BUILDING, BEFORE THE 1985 EXPANSION] NEAR THE BOILER ROOM… THAT’S WHERE I FIRST INHERITED THE STUFF. THERE WAS REALLY NO RECORD KEPT OF ANYTHING… [WHEN] WE FOUND OUT WE COULDN’T PUT [THE SUPPLIES] BACK INTO STORAGE [AT THE MUSEUM], BEING SAFETY OFFICER I KNEW AND SCOUTED ALL THE OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. THE SPORTSPLEX, DOWN IN THE DEEP BASEMENT, HAD A ROOM THAT WAS DRY AND UNOCCUPIED… SO I PUT THE STUFF DOWN THERE AND THAT’S BASICALLY WHERE IT WOUND UP… AT THAT TIME EACH MUNICIPALITY RECEIVED A MERE PITTANCE OF DOLLARS TOWARDS DISASTER SERVICES… 12-1500 EMPLOYEES AND THE ONLY SAFETY PERSON WAS ME… THEN AS THE MUNICIPAL ACT CHANGED, THE EMPHASIS WAS PUT ON POLITICALLY BY THE PROVINCE TO ESTABLISH A PEACETIME SCENARIO … IN THE BASEMENT OF THE OLD COURTHOUSE, THERE [WAS] A ROOM WHERE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE WITH ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS HAD BEEN SET UP… FOR GAS, WATER, SEWER, MAYOR, DEPARTMENT HEADS… [THE STRETCHERS AND BLANKETS] WERE USED IN HOSPITAL EXERCISES… TO SEE HOW PREPARED [STAFF WERE], HOW THEY COULD HANDLE MASS CASUALTIES… WE WOULD DO UP 30/40 KIDS IN BROKEN ARMS, AMNESIA, BURNS, FRACTURES, LOSS OF LIMB… THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS VERY GOOD, [DOING] TRAINING AND MOCK SCENARIOS.” ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RANGING FROM 1957 TO 2006 DESCRIBE MOCK DISASTER EXERCISES TAKING PLACE ON A SEMI-REGULAR BASIS, TO TEST THE PREPAREDNESS OF FIRE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL, AND CITY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. DENNIS JOBE SAID: “SHORTLY AFTER THE EDMONTON TORNADO [IN 1987] THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT DECREED THAT EVERYONE, COUNTIES, CITIES, SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN… SO THE CITY WAS INSTRUCTED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT ONE TOGETHER… I WORKED FOR THE CITY MANAGER… WE WERE AWARE… THAT WE HAD TO HAVE SOME KIND OF PREPARATION… SO WE KNEW WHERE [THE SUPPLIES] WERE [AND] COUNTED THINGS… AND WE DID USE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES [WHEN] WE HAD AN EXERCISE.” LEO VANDENHEUVAL SAID: “WE USED TO HAVE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURT HOUSE… THE REASON IT WAS THERE IS THAT THEY HAD ROOM [AND] IT WAS QUITE A STRONG, FULL CONCRETE FACILITY THAT COULD PERHAPS WITHSTAND A LOT OF DAMAGE… I WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BACK IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT AND BECAUSE I WAS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY WHENEVER THINGS WENT SIDEWAYS. THE CITY MANAGER WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TEAM [AS WELL AS] THE FIRE CHIEF, POLICE CHIEF, ALL THE DIRECTORS… COMMUNITY SERVICES… ENGINEERING… THE MAYOR… THAT WHOLE TEAM WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER IN A DISASTER SITUATION… NOTHING OF [HIGHLY EMERGENT] SIGNIFICANCE HAS EVER HAPPENED IN LETHBRIDGE. WE’VE NEVER HAD TO OPEN UP HOUSING CENTRES LIKE THE CIVIC CENTRE OR THE AREAS TO ACCOMMODATE THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER HAD A DISASTER THAT BIG… THE BIGGEST ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS THE 1995 FLOOD… AT THAT TIME THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT WE WOULD GET THE MILITARY INVOLVED… BUT BACK THEN IT REQUIRED APPROVAL FROM OTTAWA, SO IT WAS AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO BRING THE MILITARY IN… TO SOME EXTENT WE KNEW THAT [THE CIVIL DEFENSE] EQUIPMENT EXISTED… [SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT] MIGHT HAVE COME INTO THE SYSTEM IN THE LATE ‘80S WHEN DENNIS JOBE WAS AROUND… BECAUSE HE HAD CERTAIN CONTACTS WITH THE MILITARY, BECAUSE HE WAS A RETIRED ARMY OFFICER… [IT IS IMPORTANT THAT] SOMEBODY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION [IS] AWARE [AND] THAT IT’S INVENTORIED AND KEPT UP TO DATE.” MIKE ROSS SAID: “WHEN I BECAME DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IN 1998 [THAT POSITION] WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS… WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE BUDGET AND [ASKED] ‘WHAT’S THIS $1000 WE PAID TO THE ENMAX CENTRE?’ BECAUSE THERE WAS A RENTAL [FEE] THAT NO ONE SEEMED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT… WE DID SOME INVESTIGATION AND THEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS ALL THIS MATERIAL THAT WAS STORED IN THE DEEP BASEMENT… WE STARTED TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS PART OF A MOBILE HOSPITAL UNIT DATING BACK TO THE COLD WAR… IT [HAD BEEN] BASICALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT… [IN 2006/2007, HEALTH CANADA] CONTACTED THE CITY AND SAID ‘ON OUR BOOKS THERE IS A [MOBILE] HOSPITAL IN LETHBRIDGE. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE IT IS?’ AND THIS MESSAGE CAME TO ME AS THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CO-ORDINATOR … SUGGESTED THAT [THE SUPPLIES] HAD COME TO THE CITY IN THE ‘50S OR EARLY ‘60S… THE MATERIAL THAT’S THERE NOW IS PROBABLY A THIRD OF WHAT WAS THERE WHEN WE DID THE AUDIT… WE FOUND THINGS LIKE RADIATION BURN DRESSING THAT HAD A ‘BEST BY’ DATE… IV BOTTLES AND IV SOLUTION [THAT] INSTEAD OF BEING CLEAR, WAS CLOUDY… WE KEPT THE STRETCHERS [AND] A BUNCH OF BLANKETS BECAUSE WE FELT THAT… THEY WERE STILL GOOD AND WE COULD USE THEM IN A CURRENT DAY EMERGENCY… SO I REMOVED SOME OF THAT STUFF AND PUT IT OVER [IN] THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE [AT] THE OLD COURTHOUSE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, COPIES OF ORIGINAL EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPLY INVENTORIES, AND RESEARCH MATERIAL ON LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. FOR OTHER ARTIFACTS RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE IN LETHBRIDGE, SEE RECORDS P19870044001, P19870044002, P19960112110, P19960112111, P19970094001, AND P20090038000.
Catalogue Number
P20150012005
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LINGERIE BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739455000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LINGERIE BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
40.6
Width
29.2
Description
LOOSE WEAVE LINEN BAG TRIMMED WITH RED COTTON EYELET & CROSS-STITCH. LINED IN RED COTTON. 1 BUTTON CLOSING. "G.W LADYS" ON FLAP IN CROSS-STITCH. LINING HAS COME UNSTITCHED ALONG TOP FLAP. LINEN STAINED TRHOUGHOUT.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
UNKNOWN
Catalogue Number
P19739455000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19970041131
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.4
Diameter
18.2
Description
DARK BROWN LEATHER BAG HAS CIRCULAR BASE WITH FOLDS THAT GATHER AT TOP. INSIDE BAG IS ORANGE CARDBOARD FRAME. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS CLOSED WITH BROWN COTTON CORD. END OF CORD HAS LEATHER TASSEL.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BAG BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, WHILE AT COALDALE. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041131
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON DENIM
Catalogue Number
P19890007004
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1929
Materials
COTTON DENIM
No. Pieces
1
Height
21
Length
23.2
Width
12.2
Description
ZIPPER BAG WITH 2 HANDLES, RUBBERIZED LINING. MONOGRAMMED "H.R" GREEN THREAD. CARDBOARD LINING IN BOTTOM. FABRIC IS WEARING THIN IN PLACES. BAG IS GREY-BLACK.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACQUIRED IN 1929 WHEN SON BORN. SEE P19890007001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. *NOTE* DONOR DOES NOT WISH TO HAVE PERSONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19890007004
Acquisition Date
1989-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
P19870010001-069-GA
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19870010044
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19870010001-069-GA
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.5
Length
45.2
Width
16.4
Description
BROWN. 18 IN NO. 4403. HANDLE, TWO CLASPS, KEYED LOCK (KEY MISSING) HINGED OPENING INTERIOR BELT OF SECURING OBJECTS. ONE CLASP BENT.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
"LANGMUR LUGGAGE" BELONGED TO DR. ROY SR., FOUNDER OF ROY CLINIC & EARLY LETHBRIDGE PRACTICIONER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010044
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
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