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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19880033000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Length
35.5
Width
27.0
Description
A SET OF 6 PRINTS OF ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS DATED 1789. PLATE 1 "DOMESTIC HAPPINESS", PLATE 2 "THE ELOPEMENT", PLATE 3 "THE VIRTUOUS PARENT", PLATE 4 "DRESSING FOR THE MASQUERADE", PLATE 5 "THE TAVERN DOOR", PLATE 6 "THE FAIR PENITENT". EACH PRINT IS IN COLOR.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PRINTED BY G. MORLAND, ENGRAVED BY J.R. SMITH. PUBLISHED JAN. 1ST 1789 BY JR.R. SMITH KING STREET COV'T GARDEN "LONDON". OWNED BY MAYOR HARDIE & BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND BY HARDIE'S MOTHER. DONOR'S HUSBAND DR. PALMER ACQUIRED FROM HARDIE'S SON, JESSE HARDIE IN 1975. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF W. D. L. HARDIE, THE PERSON WHO ORIGINALLY BROUGHT THIS SERIES OF PRINTS TO LETHBRIDGE, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 16, 1942 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. WILLIAM DUNCAN LIVINGSTONE HARDIE WAS BORN NEAR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1862, AND THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO OHIO THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IN 1885 HARDIE MARRIED MARGARET KIRTLEY, AND THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN: IANTHE, AGNES, E.W., JESSE, AND INZOLA. HARDIE FIRST CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1889, WHEN HE BECAME THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GALT NO. 1 MINE. AFTER FOUR YEARS HE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES, WORKING FOR MINING COMPANIES IN PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, AND ALABAMA BEFORE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1896 AS SUPERINTENDENT OF NORTHWEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. IN 1910 HARDIE LEFT THE GALT-OWNED COMPANY AND WORKED AS THE MANAGER OF THE DIAMOND COAL COMPANY UNTIL 1912, WHEN HE RAN FOR AND WON THE OFFICE OF LETHBRIDGE MAYOR. HARDIE SERVED AS MAYOR UNTIL 1928, WHEN HE WAS REPLACED BY ROBERT BARROWMAN. IN 1930 HARDIE HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL RUN FOR THE LETHBRIDG SEAT IN THE PROVINCIAL GENERAL ELECTION. HARDIE WAS ACTIVE WITH THE LETHBRIDGE MASONS, THE ALBERTA UNION OF MUNICIPALITIES, AND HAD AN AVID INTEREST IN ASTROLOGY. HARDIEVILLE, THE FORMER HAMLET NORTHEAST OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS ANNEXED BY THE CITY IN 1978, WAS NAMED AFTER HIM. W. D. L. HARDIE DIED ON JUNE 16, 1942. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19880033000-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880033000
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
97.7
Width
70.8
Description
SOFTWOOD FRAME. ENTIRE PICTURE HAND BEADED WITH SMALLER BEADS USED FOR THE FACES AND HANDS OF FOUR PEOPLE. BUFFALO IN CENTER WITH AN INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUAL STANDING ON ONE SIDE AND A WHITE WOMAN STANDING ON THE OTHER. ANOTHER PERSON IS KNEELING BEHIND AND ONE IN THE BACKGROUND TO THE LEFT. COLOURS USED ARE GOLD BACKGROUND, MOTIF IN BLACK, WHITE AND GREY. A SECTION OF BEADS ARE MISSING ON THE WOMAN'S FOOT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1908-26, SHE WAS CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR ST. AUGUSTINES CHURCH. BEADWORK ACQUIRED AT HOUSE SALE IN 1930, PAID $25.00. DONOR BELIEVES IT TO REPRESENT THE SIGNING OF THE PEACE TREATY BETWEEN THE FIRST NATIONS AND NEW COMING CANADIANS. DONOR BORN IN 1885. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BEADWORK'S CREATOR BUT DID FIND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, MABEL JOHNSON, IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO GALT MUSEUM STAFF IN SEPTEMBER 1977: "TODAY A LARGE CONSIGNMENT WAS SHIPPED TO YOU BY CANADIAN EXPRESS COMPANY. IT CONTAINS A VERY BEAUTIFUL SAMPLE OF INDIAN BEADWORK WHICH I FOUND IN CALGARY IN 1930 AND HAD IT FRAMED. IT HAS HUNG IN MY HOME EVER SINCE AND HAS BEEN MY PRIDE AND [JOY]. MY SON & DAUGHTER ARE NOT PLEASED BY MY DECISION TO GIVE IT AWAY, BUT I WISHED TO SEND IT TO THE MUSEUM OF LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE THE YEARS I LIVED THERE, 1908-1926, WERE THE HAPPIEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL OF MY LIFE AND CAREER, WHEN I WAS A PROMINENT CONTRALTO SOLOIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH FOR SOME YEARS. I THEN USED THE NAME MRS. H.H. JOHNSON... ON OCTOBER 15 [1977] I HOPE TO CELEBRATE MY 92ND BIRTHDAY. I THINK NOT A DAY HAS PASSED, BUT WHAT I TOOK TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE AND MARVEL AT THE WORKMANSHIP OF IT ALL THOSE YEARS AGO... I AM VERY GLAD TO PASS IT ON TO YOU FOR I KNOW IT WILL BE GREATLY ADMIRED AND TREASURED." FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
Acquisition Date
1977-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
49.5
Width
30.5
Description
DEPICTS BLIND GIRL IN ROBES, CARRYING PLATTER OF FLOWERS; MALE BUST IN BACKGROUND. MOUNTED BEHIND WHITE MATTE. TITLED BLIND NYDIA. FRAMED. WOOD FRAME SOMEWHAT MARRED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
"NYDIA BLIND FLOWER GIRL & A HEROINE, TAKEN FROM SIR B. LYTTON'S WORK: "THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII" "GIFT OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT-1886". FOR INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM STAFFORD’S RANCH HOUSE, COLLECTED VIA AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFORD GRANDSON MR. CAM PEAT, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILES OF P19693787000 OR P19694000000. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE INTERVIEWED CAMPBELL PEAT (SON OF NORMAN BONNER AND ANNIE STAFFORD PEAT, AND RETIRED LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKER, FARMER, AND SUSTAINABLE HOME-BUILDER), WHO DONATED THIS PRINT AND P19738547000 TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN HIS MOTHER'S NAME. PEAT SAID: “I GREW UP WITH THESE PICTURES. THEY ARE AS FAMILIAR TO ME AS MY WRIST WATCH… THEY WERE IN OUR HOUSE AT 422 – 12TH STREET SOUTH WHICH IS THE SITE OF STAFFORD PLACE… AND THE HOUSE WAS PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY GRANDMOTHER [JANE] STAFFORD AND IT WAS HER THIRD HOUSE AFTER SHE MOVED UP FROM THE RANCH AFTER THE FLOOD… MY MOTHER AND FATHER TOOK THAT HOUSE OVER, BOUGHT IT FROM [JANE STAFFORD’S] ESTATE, AND I GREW UP IN THERE. I WAS 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD WHEN WE MOVED IN… IT WAS A TWO STOREY HOUSE WITH A STAIRWELL. THIS [P19738514000] WAS ON ONE SIDE OF THE STAIRWELL AND THE HORSE [P19738547000] WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE… THEY WERE GRANDMOTHER’S PICTURES… THIS ONE WAS OBVIOUSLY AN ARAB SHEIK. WE USED TO CALL HIM LAWRENCE OF ARABIA… I DON’T KNOW THE STORY ON HIM BUT HE WAS THERE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME… I SUSPECT THESE TWO WERE GIFTS GIVEN TO MY GRANDMOTHER OVER THE YEARS… MY GRANDMOTHER RECEIVED MANY, MANY GIFTS FROM EARLY LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS, [INCLUDING] PRESBYTERIAN MC KILLOP, AND MAYOR MAGRATH, BOLTON MAGRATH, ETC., IT GOES ON… I’M PRETTY SURE [THESE PRINTS] WERE GIFTS BECAUSE THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SOMETHING MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD BUY… THE NOTE [PRESENT IN THE DONATION PAPERWORK, THAT DESCRIBES THE PRINTS AS GIFTS FROM SIR ALEXANDER GALT] - I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT. I DON’T THINK I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN IT [AT THE TIME OF DONATION] BECAUSE I’VE CORRECTED THE NOTE [TODAY]... THE PICTURES WERE [BROUGHT] HERE WHEN WE CAME OUT TO THIS HOUSE [611 28TH ST B SOUTH] IN ’58 AND THE PICTURES SAT DOWN IN THE BASEMENT UNTIL I GOT AROUND TO RENOVATING IT AND THAT’S WHEN I SENT THEM DOWN TO THE GALT MUSEUM.” INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF THIS PRINT, "BLIND NYDIA", WAS FOUND ON THE AMERICAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WEBSITE AND THE BOOK 'THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII' BY EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON. NYDIA WAS A CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S NOVEL, WHICH WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1834. SHE WAS A BLIND FLOWER SELLER, ENTANGLED IN A LOVE TRIANGLE AND CAUGHT IN POMPEII DURING THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS. DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, THE PUBLIC WAS HIGHLY INTERESTED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII (THE SITE WAS UNEARTHED AND OPENED TO TOURISM IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY). A KEY CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S FICTIONAL INTERPRETATION OF THE HISTORICAL EVENTS AT POMPEII, NYDIA'S ROMANTIC AND TRAGIC END INSPIRED MANY 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES. THIS SPECIFIC PRINT IS A PHOTOENGRAVING TAKEN FROM A PAINTING BY GERMAN ARTIST CARL VON BODENHAUSEN (1852 - 1931). FOR HARDCOPIES OF BOTH THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
STEVENGRAPH, BOOKMARK
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19940026016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEVENGRAPH, BOOKMARK
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
19
Width
4.1
Description
WHITE WOVEN RIBBON, WITH RED, BLUE, GREEN, AND YELLOW THREAD. YELLOW TASSEL AT BOTTOM. READS IN CALLIGRAPHY: "A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION WORDS' UTMOST ELOQUENCE WOULD FAIL MY FAITHFUL LOVE TO PROVE; THEN LET THIS LITTLE EMBLEM TELL, MY CONSTANCY IN LOVE." PURPLE AND WHITE FLOWER IN CENTER, WITH GREEN LEAVES AND VINES. PATTERN AT BOTTOM OF RIBBON INCLUDES CREST SHAPE WITH FLEUR-DE-LIS AT TOP, AND A TULIP AT EITHER SIDE. BOTTOM CORNERS OF RIBBON FOLDED BACK TO FORM POINT, AND READ "T. STEVENS COVENTRY". UNMOUNTED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FAMILY. WOVEN BY THOMAS STEVENS OF COVENTRY, ENGLAND. STEVENGRAPHS DATE BACK TO THE 1860S, WHEN THE LIFTING OF IMPORT RESTRICTIONS ON SILK AND RIBBONS WIPED OUT THE DOMINANT INDUSTRY OF COVENTRY. WHILE THOUSANDS HAD TO EMIGRATE, STEVENS REMAINED, AND EVOLVED TECHNIQUES WHICH MADE IT POSSIBLE TO WEAVE SILKEN MINIATURES BY PROGRAMMING THE LOOM WITH CARDS. ALTHOUGH TENS OF THOUSANDS WERE PRODUCED BETWEEN 1862 AND 1914, PLUS A FEW UP TO 1939, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DESIGNS WAS ONLY 188. IN 1940, THE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION MANAGER TOOK A SAMPLE BOOK CONTAINING EVERY DESIGN, HOME FROM THE FACTORY. THE SAME NIGHT, THE COVENTRY AIR RAID DEMOLISHED THE STEVENS PLANT. THE COLLECTION OF SAMPLES IS NOW IN THE CITY'S MUSEUM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A BELT BUCKLE DONATED BY AGNES BAINES (NEE GIBSON). LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH INDICATES THAT BAINES WAS BORN ON 20 JANUARY 1912 IN CARSTAIRS, ALBERTA. HER SIBLINGS WERE MILDRED BOS, JEAN MORGAN (D. 2000 IN EDMONTON, AB), ROBERT GIBSON, AND A BROTHER WHO PASSED AWAY AS AN INFANT. SHE MARRIED AL BAINES ON 31 DECEMBER 1941. BAINES’ OBITUARY STATES THAT THE COUPLE RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1945 ONWARDS. SHE PASSED AWAY ON 3 AUGUST 1999 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. HER HUSBAND, AL BAINES, WAS BORN IN LUNDBRECK, ALBERTA IN 1909. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH, HIS FATHER CAME TO THE AREA IN 1903 TO PUT A NEW RAIL LINE OVER THE FRANK SLIDE IN THE CROWSNEST PASS, ALBERTA. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT OF KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19940026016
Acquisition Date
1994-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
33.5
Width
28.5
Description
WOOD FRAME WITH PRINT OF QUEEN VICTORIA. WOOD FRAME IS RECTANGULAR WITH DOVETAIL JOINTS. EACH PIECE OF FRAME HAS LOW SCROLL WORK PATTERN IN WOOD AND IS PAINTED GOLD WHICH IS WORN AND SCRATCHED. FRAME HAS FLAT PANE OF GLASS TO COVER PRINT. PRINT IS SURROUNDED BY RECTANGULAR GREEN WITH YELLOW HIGHLIGHT CARDBOARD MAT. PRINT IS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND IS IN COLOR. THE PRINT IS OF AN ELDERLY QUEEN WITH WHITE LACE HEAD PIECE. A BROWN CAMEO HANGS FROM HER LEFT ARM AND IN HER HANDS IS A FOLDED PAPER FAN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PRINT WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S PARENTS WHO MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1907 FROM NOVA SCOTIA. HER FAMILY SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE BY 1912. DONOR REMEMBERS THE PRINT HANGING IN HER MOTHER'S BEDROOM. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LANDRY FAMILY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES OF EDWARD AND EMMA LANDRY, AND THEIR DAUGHTER HELEN GRAHAM, THE DONOR OF THIS PRINT. EDWARD A. LANDRY WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA AND CAME TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA C.1907 WITH HIS WIFE EMMA, WHO WAS ALSO BORN IN EASTERN CANADA. INITIALLY EDWARD WORKED IN MINES AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND LATER ACQUIRED A FARM NEAR IRON SPRINGS. EDWARD AND EMMA HAD FIVE DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONS AND THE FAMILY BELONGED TO THE UNITED CHURCH. EDWARD PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 17, 1928 ON THE FARM, AND EMMA FOLLOWED ON AUGUST 5, 1963 AT THE AGE OF 85. THE DONOR, HELEN GRAHAM, WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909, SHORTLY AFTER THE FAMILY'S ARRIVAL IN ALBERTA. SHE GREW UP IN AND AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN MARRIED AUSTIN W. GRAHAM AND THEY HAD TWO SONS, DAVID AND LANNY. SHE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE HUDSON BAY AND T. EATON STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN GRAHAM PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 20, 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
Acquisition Date
1996-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 PAINT BRUSH. 3 CM LTH X 18.1 CM DIA.. HORSE HAIR BRITTLE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. .2 PAINT BRUSH. 1.3 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 5.1 CM LTH. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. YELLOW PAINT ADHERING TO BONE .3 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 8.2 CM LTH. GREEN PAINT. .4 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 8.9 CM LTH. .RED PAINT ADHERING TO BONE. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIANS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
6.0
Width
3.5
Description
1. CHEST, TORTOISESHELL VENEER. ROUND SILVER BUTTON CAN BE PUSHED IN ORDER TO OPEN CHEST. THREE, ROUND IVORY FEET ON BOTTOM, ONE MISSING. SILVER BANNER ON TOP OF CHEST MARKED, “FM” IN CURSIVE. BACK, PROPER LEFT, BOTTOM CORNER, FRONT, PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND BACK PROPER RIGHT TOP CORNER ARE CHIPPED. INSIDE OF CHEST LINED WITH BLUE, FLORAL DAMASK. 3.1 CM HIGH BY 6.0 CM LONG BY 3.5 CM WIDE. 2. CHARM. AGATE HEART,TRANPARENT BROWN, BLACK, AND WHITE STRIPED. AGATE ANCHOR MISSING ONE ARM, TRANSPARENT ORANGE AND RED SWIRLS. CHARMS CONNECTED BY THREE METAL LOOPS. 0.5 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 2.1 CM WIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCORDING TO DAVE MERESKI, A LOCAL GOLDSMITH, THE METHOD OF DRILLING HOLES AND LINKING THE CHARM TOGETHER WOULD DATE IT SOME TIME AFTER 1920. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BEADED PAIR MOCCASIN APPLIQUES
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEAD, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19770151000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED PAIR MOCCASIN APPLIQUES
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BEAD, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.0
Width
28.0
Description
.1 COLOURS: CLOTH - GREY. FLOSS - BLUE. BEADS - BLACK, GREY, CLEAR, WHITE, GOLD, BROWN, SILVER. SOME ARE GLASS AND SOME ARE METAL. .2 SAME DIMENSIONS - HAS CUT IN MATERIAL DOWN TOP CENTRE. FLORAL DESIGN, BEAD WORK SURROUNDED WITH EMBROIDERED BACKGROUND. HAS RED STAIN IN UPPER LEFT CORNER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
HISTORY ATTACHED TO FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19770151000
Acquisition Date
1976-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CROSS-STITCH PANEL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19940005006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS-STITCH PANEL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
46.2
Width
46.2
Description
SQUARE CREAM LINEN PATTERN HAS VARIOUS GUIDES ON PATTERN. TOP ROW HAS ALPHABET FROM A-I IN VARIOUS COLOURS, THE SECOND ROW HAS K-R IN MANY COLOURS, AND THE THIRD ROW HAS S-Y AND POSSIBLY Z(?). FROM THE MIDDLE DOWN THE PATTERN IS MOSTLY OF NATURAL DESIGNS (BIRDS, FLOWERS, LEAVES), AND HAS EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT STITCHES, THERE ARE ALSO OTHER UNIDENTIFIABLE PATTERN MODELS. ON THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND SIDE THERE IS A LARGE PIECE MISSING FROM THE PATTERN, THESE ENDS ARE FRAYING. THERE ARE ALSO MINOR TEARS AND WEARING IN THE FABRIC. A SMALL STAIN APPEARS IN THE BOTTOM MIDDLE.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
CROSS STITCH PATTERN SHEET WAS USED BEFORE BOOKS WERE AVAILABLE SO THAT WOMEN COULD KEEP SAMPLES FOR EMBROIDERY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF GLOVES DONATED BY ANNE DUECK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ANNE DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 13, 2004. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY “ANNE WAS KNOWN FOR HER TEACHING IN THE COMMUNITY OF COALDALE AT JOHN DAVIDSON AND R.I. BAKER SCHOOLS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT.” SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETER P. DUECK AND ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). PETER P. DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON AUGUST 9, 1983. ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN THE CRIMEA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, SHE LIVED IN COALDALE FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, EXCEPT FOR ONE YEAR. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON DECEMBER 13, 1981. PETER DUECK’S BROTHER WAS NAMED FRANK DUECK. FRANK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON JANUARY 9, 1983. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926, WHERE HE FARMED IN THE COALDALE DISTRICT BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE AND THEN CALGARY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19940005006
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
10
Height
9.1
Length
4.1
Width
1.2
Description
TORTOISESHELL CASE AND LID WITH ASSORTED HOOKS AND NEEDLES AND HOLDER – 10 PIECES. REFER TO DIAGRAM IN PERMANENT FILE FOR LOCATIONS OF ITEMS IN CASE. 1. CASE, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL VENEER. NINE COMPARTMENTS. COMPARTMENT 6 HAS A NEEDLE STUCK IN IT. LARGEST COMPARTMENT LINED WITH RED VELVET. TORTOISESHELL IS CRACKING ALONG EDGES OF CASE. LID HAS BROKEN OFF. 7.8 CM HIGH BY 4.1 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 2. LID , RECTUANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL. INSIDE LINED WITH RED PAPER. SILVER BANNER ON TOP MARKED, “FM”. 2.2 CM HIGH BY 3.8 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 3. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.2 CM IN DIAMETER. 4. NEEDLE, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, OTHER END TAPERS INTO A WEDGE SHAPE. TARNISHED. 5.4 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 5. NEEDLE, SILVER. BOTH ENDS TAPER TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 6. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ROUNDED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END BLUNT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 7. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, HOOK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 8. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. TINY POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 9. CROCHET HOOK HOLDER. IVORY HANDLE WITH TWO ROUND, BLACK BANDS ON END CLOSEST TO SILVER HOLDER. TOP OF SILVER HOLDER DECORATED WITH BLACK BANDS, IT UNSCREWS FROM THE HANDLE TO REVEAL A SLOTTED, HOLLOW METAL SCREW. METAL ROD ENGRAVED “…EGISTERED…” 2 PIECES. 7.6 CM LONG BY 0.7 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DIP PEN
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, METAL, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20090016027
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DIP PEN
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, METAL, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
6
Height
1.6
Length
20.5
Width
1.7
Description
CARDBOARD BOXED PEN WITH METAL NIB LYING ON COTTON BATTING – 6 PIECES. 1. LID, WHITE CARDBOARD, RECTANGULAR. MARKED “A.R. JUSTICE & CO., 718 CHESTNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA.” IN PURPLE TEXT IN CENTRE. SOILED THROUHOUT. INTERMITTENT WEAR ON EDGES. 1.4 CM HIGH BY 20.5 CM LONG BY 1.7 CM WIDE. 2. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. ORANGE STAIN ON ONE SIDE. 0.9 CM HIGH BY 11.4 CM LONG BY 1.3 CM WIDE. 3. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. 1.0 CM HIGH BY 7.1 CM LONG BY 1.5 CM WIDE. 4. BASE, WHITE CARDBOARD, RECTANGULAR. SOILED ON BOTTOM. BOTTOM EDGES WORN. 1.4 CM HIGH BY 19.6 CM LONG BY 1.4 CM WIDE. 5. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. ONE END IS CURLED UNDER. CENTRE OF BATTING HAS BEEN STRETCHED THIN. 1.9 CM HIGH BY 20.3 CM LONG BY 1.8 CM WIDE. 6. PEN. TWISTED MOTHER OF PEARL AND COPPER HANDLE. COPPER WORK DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED SWIRLS. GOLDPLATED NIB MARKED, “E.T., PEARCE, & CO., PROV. RI”. 16.5 CM LONG BY 0.5 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
FINE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016027
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20090016040
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
5
Length
3.8
Width
1.2
Description
(5) GLAZIER'S POINTS, STEEL, PARALLELOGRAM SHAPED. TARNISHED THROUGHOUT. DULL EDGES.
Subjects
GLASS, PLASTICS, CLAYWORKING T&E
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016040
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"EDITH F. KIRK"
Date Range From
1856
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, RUBBER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090016035
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"EDITH F. KIRK"
Date Range From
1856
Date Range To
1953
Materials
WOOD, RUBBER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.5
Length
4.2
Width
2.7
Description
STAMP, RUBBER, RECTANGULAR SHAPED WITH WOODEN HANDLE. MARKED, “EDITH F. KIRK.” IN CURSIVE. REMNANTS OF BLUE INK THROUGHOUT. SMALL HOLE DRILLED IN TOP OF HANDLE.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE. FOR PAPERS WRITTEN AND PRESENTED BY MISS EDITH KIRK TO MEMBERS OF THE MATHESIS CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE BETWEEN 1933 AND 1937, SEE ARCHIVAL DONATION P19951042000. THE PAPERS DISCUSS THE EVOLUTION OF ART, MODERN ART, HOW ARTISTS DEVELOP PAINTINGS AND ART APPRECIATION. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST EDITH KIRK WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PERSENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." EDITH KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016035
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WORK BOX
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL, PAPER.
Catalogue Number
P20090016001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WORK BOX
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL, PAPER.
No. Pieces
14
Height
12.8
Length
19.9 19.9
Width
27.7
Description
WOODEN NEEDLEWORK BOX, TRAY, LIDS, NEEDLE HOLDERS, VENEER FRAGMENTS AND KEY – 14 PIECES. PLEASE REFER TO PERMANENT FILE FOR DIAGRAM OF BOX WITH LABELED COMPARTMENTS. 1. NEEDLEWORK BOX, DARK WOOD VENEER, RECTANGULAR SHAPE. TOP OF BOX DECORATED WITH TWO TONE DIAMOND SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY, BORDER IS CREAM COLORED, MIDDLE BAND IS MARBELIZED, CENTRE IS CREAM WITH INITIALS "F.M" CARVED INTO THE SURFACE. SIMILAR TWO TONE DIAMOND SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY LOCATED AROUND KEYHOLE ON FRONT OF BOX. PROPER LEFT SIDE OF LID MISSING STRIP OF VENEER GOING ENTIRE LENGTH OF BOX. VENEER ALSO MISSING ON BACK PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND FRONT PROPER LEFT CORNER. INSIDE OF BOX DECORATED WITH PINK SILK, AND CURVY STRIPED GREY AND CREAM PAPER. UNDERSIDE OF LID IS CREAM SILK PIN CUSION WITH METAL CLOSURE, PEARLESCENT BUTTON WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY AND BLACK AND GOLD, FOLIAGE PATTERNED BORDER. PIN CUSHION PULLS OUT TO REVEAL EXPANDABLE PAPER FOLDER. BOX CONTAINS MULTI COMPARTMENT TRAY WHICH LIFTS OUT TO REVEAL LARGE STORAGE SPACE UNDERNEATH. 12.8 CM HIGH BY 19.9 CM LONG BY 27.7 CM WIDE. 2. TRAY WITH SIXTEEN COMPARTMENTS OF VARYING SIZES. WOODEN TRAY COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. FOUR COMPARMENTS COVERED WITH PINK SILK. PAPER PEELING ALONG FRONT, BOTTOM EDGE OF TRAY. 4.5 CM HIGH BY 17.3 CM LONG BY 25.2 CM WIDE. 3. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTER. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.8 CM HIGH BY 6.7 CM LONG BY 5.9 CM WIDE. 4. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. PINK SILK COVERS TOP, GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED FABRIC COVERS BOTTOM. PINK FABRIC LOOP ATTACHED TO PROPER LEFT SIDE OF LID. PINK SILK BAND WITH FOUR SEWN COMPARTMENTS RUNS THROUGH THE TOP CENTRE OF THE LID. APPEARS THAT THE BAND WOULD HAVE HELD TOOLS OF SOME SORT. SILK AND PAPER ARE SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. EDGES OF SILK LOOP ARE FRAYING. 1.3 CM HIGH BY 6.9 CM LONG BY 12.8 CM WIDE. 5. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTRE. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.9 CM HIGH BY 6.7 CM LONG BY 6.0 CM WIDE 6. LID, RECTUANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTRE. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.7 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 11.5 CM WIDE. 7. COMPARTMENT DIVIDER, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. WOOD COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. PAPER SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. PAPER ABSENT ON THREE OUT OF FOUR EDGES OF DIVIDER. 0.3 CM HIGH BY 3.0 CM LONG BY 2.5 CM WIDE. 8. (2) NEEDLE HOLDER BOOKS. OUTSIDE OF HOLDER COVERED IN PINK SILK, INSIDE COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. ATTACHED TO INSIDE OF HOLDER IS PIECE OF COTTON FABRIC WITH PINKED EDGES. EACH HOLDS ONE NEEDLE (SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION). HOLDER SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.8 CM HIGH BY 4.8 CM LONG BY 2.5 CM WIDE. 9. NEEDLE, FINE, STAINLESS STEEL. SMALL EYE MEASURES A LITTLE LESS THAN 0.1 CM. 3.1 CM LONG BY LESS THAN 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 10. NEEDLE, STAINLESS STEEL. SMALL EYE MEASURES LESS THAN 0.1 CM. 3.9 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 11. VENEER, DARK COLORED WOOD. IRREGULAR EDGES. 19.1 CM LONG BY 1.1 CM WIDE. 12. VENEER, DARK COLORED WOOD. IRREGULAR EDGES. 11.8 CM LONG BY 1.3 CM WIDE. 13. KEY, SILVER. OVAL LOOP AT TOP, HOLLOW STEM WITH SMALL NODULE ON END. FOUR CIRCULAR INDENTED BANDS WHERE KEY LOOP MEETS KEY STEM. 0.4 CM HIGH BY 3.0 CM LONG BY 2.0 CM WIDE.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, KATHERINE IVES TWISS, SHE GOT THE BOX FROM EDITH KIRK. SHE SAID, "IT WAS HER MOTHER'S BOX. MISS KIRK GAVE IT TO MY MOTHER [ETTA HENDERSON IVES] TO GIVE TO ME." TWISS WAS GIVEN THE BOX BECAUSE SHE WAS A "STUDENT AND FRIEND" OF KIRK. THE DONATION WAS BROUGHT IN BY TWISS'S DAUGHTER, K.A. STEEL, IN HER LETTER SHE WRITES, "WHEN MISS KIRK PASSED AWAY SHE LEFT AN ANTIQUE JEWELLERY-TYPE BOX... TO TWISS.... MISS KIRK SAYS THAT THE BOX BELONGED TO HER MOTHER AND WAS OVER 100 YEARS OLD. MOST OF ITS CONTENTS WERE VERY OLD AND BROKEN DOWN, BUT VERY INTERESTING. THIS BOX WAS THE ONLY POSSESSION THAT MISS KIRK HAD, AND SHE MUST HAVE LOVED IT DEARLY. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL THAT SHE HAD OF HER MOTHER. SHE BROUGHT IT ALL THE WAY FROM ENGLAND, AND KEPT IT SAFE ALL THROUGHOUT HER LIFE... [WHEN SHE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE] SHE MET MRS. MARGARET (ETTA) HENDERSON IVES, WHO HAD BEEN BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1890, AND THEY BECAME FRIENDS. MISS KIRK GOT SET UP IN A SMALL APARTMENT AND TAUGHT ART LESSONS. MRS. ETTA IVES HAD BOTH OF HER DAUGHTERS, MARGARET AND KATHARINE, TAKE ART LESSONS FROM MISS KIRK. MRS. IVES ALSO BOUGHT A NUMBER OF PAINTINGS FROM MISS KIRK. MISS KIRK WAS A LOVELY, DECENT WOMAN. MARGARET TOOK LESSONS BUT DIDN'T LOVE ART. KATHARINE LOVED ART AND WAS GIVEN MANY, MANY LESSONS. WHEN SHE LOOKS BACK SHE THINKS SHE WAS GIVEN SO MANY LESSONS NOT ONLY TO LEARN TO PAINT, BUT ALSO TO HELP MISS KIRK MAKE A LIVING. MISS KIRK HAD A TINY APARTMENT WHERE KATHARINE TOOK HER LESSONS. KATHARINE REMEMBERS THAT MISS KIRK ONLY HAD A HOT PLATE TO COOK HER MEALS ON. SHE REMEMBERS THAT MISS KIRK ALWAYS SEEMED TO BE COOKING AN EGG FOR HER MEAL. KATHARINE AND MISS KIRK ALSO SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF TIME TOGETHER IN THE COUNTRYSIDE SKETCHING... KATHARINE JUST LIKED MISS KIRK VERY MUCH AND REALLY LIKED THE ART LESSONS. SHE SAID THAT MISS KIRK REALLY KNEW HER COLOURS. MISS KIRK KNEW HOW TO MIX THE PAINTS TO GET JUST THE RIGHT COLOUR... AN ART LESSON COST 25 CENTS PER LESSON. ART SUPPLIES WERE EXPENSIVE AND GETTING ONE NEW COLOUR OF PAINT WAS AN EXCITING ADVENTURE. IT MUST HAVE BEEN HARD FOR MISS KIRK TO PURCASE ALL THE MATERIALS SHE NEEDED FOR HER PAINTINGS... KATHARINE GREW UP, MOVED AWAY... AND THEN MARRIED. MISS KIRK WANTED TO GIVE KATHARINE ONE OF HER PAINTINGS AS A WEDDING GIFT. MISS KIRK WROTE A LETTER TELLING KATHARINE TO COME AND PICK WHICHEVER PAINTING SHE LIKED THE BEST FOR HER WEDDING GIFT. KATHARINE DID PICK A PAINTING AND THAT PAINTING HAS BEEN ON HER WALL ALL OF THESE YEARS... " GALT CURATOR, WENDY AITKENS, DID SOME RESEARCH ON KIRK AND CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR MORE ANSWERS ABOUT THE LIFE OF THIS WOMAN. SEE BELOW, "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PERSENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." FOR PAPERS WRITTEN AND PRESENTED BY MISS EDITH KIRK TO MEMBERS OF THE MATHESIS CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE BETWEEN 1933 AND 1937, SEE ARCHIVAL DONATION P19951042000. THE PAPERS DISCUSS THE EVOLUTION OF ART, MODERN ART, HOW ARTISTS DEVELOP PAINTINGS AND ART APPRECIATION. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO THE BOOK, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK," BY WENDY AITKENS PUBLISHED IN 2015. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016001
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE
Catalogue Number
P19920058025
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
286.0
Width
50.0
Description
RECTANGULAR; VERY LONG; BLACK LACE. ALL EDGES ARE SCALLOPED AND HAVE TINY LOOPS OF THREAD AS FRINGE. LACE HAS A LARGE FLORAL PATTERN THROUGHOUT. HAS FEW LOOSE THREADS, BUT OTHERWISE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058025
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORN
Catalogue Number
P19651475000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
HORN
No. Pieces
1
Length
26.0
Width
8.0
Description
METAL AXE MARKS ON ANTLER.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
LEATHER, HORN, SHELLWORKING T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19651475000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651474000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
14.0
Width
6.0
Description
HAND FORGED SET FOR 1 HOOF.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
MADE BY A LOCAL BLACKSMITH, DONOR, MRS. HAGELL UNSURE OF WHO OR DATE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19651474000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
160.7
Width
42.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. CROWN OF BONNET IS OVERSIZED; GATHERED AT SEAMS. HAS A RUFFLE AROUND UPPER BRIM. BACK OF BONNET HAS A WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL THAT HAS HORIZONTAL RIDGES IN IT. BELOW THIS ARE TWO WHITE RUFFLES. BONNET HAS A LONG WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL SEWN TO EACH SIDE, THAT ACT AS TIES. SEAMS ARE COMING LOOSE; STITCHES ARE LARGE AND LOOSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHILD'S NIGHTSHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S NIGHTSHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
112.0
Width
92.5
Description
WHITE, LINEN. HAS A SQUARE CUT NECKLINE. FABRIC IS GATHERED IN TINY PLEATS JUST UNDER NECKLINE. SLEEVES ARE SHORT. THE UNDERSIDE OF EACH SLEEVE IS SPLIT, FROM CUFF TO HALFWAY DOWN SLEEVE. WRITTEN ON BACK NECKLINE IS "M H SHERLOCK". SHIRT IS YELLOWING; HAS SOME STAINS ON IT. HAS A FEW MINOR HOLES HAS SIGNS OF WEAR. SHIRT IS OTHERWISE PLAIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO M.H. SHERLOCK. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058009
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S NIGHT SHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058013
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S NIGHT SHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
118.0
Width
100.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. HAS A WIDE NECKLINE. HAS WHITE, TRANSLUCENT RUFFLES TRIMMING NECKLINE AND ARMS. ARMS ARE SHORT SLEEVED; THERE IS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED PIECE OF MATERIAL ATTACHED TO UNDERSIDE OF ARMS AND SIDE OF SHIRT. HAS A RECTANGULAR FLAP ON BACK OF NECK. STAMPED ONTO HIGH BACK OF SHIRT, IN RED, IS "SC 12". HAS MULTIPLE BROWN STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058013
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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