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Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053166
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; IMAGES OF TWO MEN. MAN AT LOWER LEFT HAS SWEATER WITH "K", AND CLEATS. RIGHT LEG RAISED IN KICK. MAN AT UPPER RIGHT APPEARS TO BE IN FIGHTING STANCE. PAPER HAS SMALL FOLD AT TOP LEFT CORNER; SLIGHTLY CREASED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *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
P19960053166
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053164
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.2
Width
15
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON LONG RECTANGULAR PAPER, FOLDED ALONG WIDTH. ONE HALF HAS SKETCH OF SPRINTER, WEARING PINNY WITH "L". OTHER HALF HAS MAN ON BENDED KNEE WEARING PIN-STRIPED SUIT AND HOLDING HAT. PROFILE OF MAN'S HEAD IN TOP RIGHT CORNER. TOP EDGE OF RIGHT SIDE IS UNEVENLY CUT; PAPER SOILED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *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
P19960053164
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053165
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; SIX VARIOUS MEN'S CARICATURED HEADS. IN INK AT TOP IS "E.F. HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 'THE HEAD'". RECTANGULAR LABEL PASTED TO TOP OF PIECE, PRINTED IN GREEN WITH "CAREFULLY FILL OUT THE LOWER PART OF STICKER...". RETURN ADDRESS FOR "THE LANDON SCHOOL OF ILLUSTRATING AND CARTOONING CLEVELAND, OHIO", AND SPACES WITH HANDWRITTEN NAME AND ADDRESS OF "E.F. HAGELL (LETHBRIDGE)". PAPER IS SOILED, ESPECIALLY AT RIGHT EDGE, AND SLIGHTLY CREASED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *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
P19960053165
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
EMBROIDERED CARD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, CARDSTOCK
Catalogue Number
P20090016024
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMBROIDERED CARD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1953
Materials
SILK, CARDSTOCK
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.2
Width
6.6
Description
EMBROIDERED CARD. CARDSTOCK FRAME WITH GOLD, EMBOSSED, SCALLOPED BORDER AND CORNER DECORATIONS. GREEN, PAPER, LACE SURROUNDS SILK INSERT. EMBROIDERED “TO MY NIECE… MY GENTLE NIECE.” IN GREEN PURPLE AND BLUE. SOME PAPER LOSS ON BOTTOM OF REVERSE OF CARD. NOTECARD DISCOLORED AND SOILED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016024
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053156
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
33.2
Width
20.3
Description
PENCIL SKETCH ON PAPER. DRAWING OF TWO DEER, ONE WITH ANTLERS, STANDING IN CLEARING IN TREES. REVERSE HAS UNFINISHED SKETCH OF DOG CHASING CAT THROUGH GROUP OF FRIGHTENED CHICKENS. TWO PIECES RED ADHESIVE AT CORNERS. PAPER IS BADLY CREASED THROUGHOUT, AND TORN AT EDGE. PIECE MISSING FROM LOWER LEFT CORNER. BROWN STAIN NEAR SNOUT OF ONE DEER.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053144-GA TO P19960053161-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN PAPER WRAPPING MARKED "TED'S CHILDHOOD OLD PICTURES 1979". *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
P19960053156
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053163
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; PROFILE OF CHILD'S HEAD. IN INK AT TOP IS "E. F HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE HEAD (NO 2)". INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENTS IN GREEN INK THROUGHOUT; ALONG WITH PENCIL DIAGRAM OF FACE AT RIGHT. HANDWRITTEN NOTE IN PENCIL AT BOTTOM READS "MR. LANDON I AM TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY OF ASKING YOU IF YOU WOULD CRITICISE OTHER DRAWINGS BESIDES LESSONS? AS I HAVE A FEW I WOULD LIKE YOUR OPINION OF." RESPONSE IN GREEN INK READS "DON'T SEND IN TOO MANY AS I AM VERY BUSY WITH LESSONS. THE CHIEF OBJECTION TO THIS IS THAT THE PUPIL GETS AHEAD OF THE LESSONS & DOES NOT GIVE THE NECESSARY PRACTICE TO LESSONS ON HAND." PAPER HAS SEVERAL CREASES FROM FOLDING; PIN HOLES AT CORNERS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *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
P19960053163
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ART EXERCISES
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053162
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISES
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Length
29
Width
24.1
Description
1. PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; BOY'S HEAD. WRITTEN IN INK AT TOP IS "E F HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE NEAD NO 1". INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENTS WRITTEN IN PENCIL ALONG WITH DIAGRAM OF EAR, CIRCLED IN RED AT RIGHT. READS AT TOP "YOU HAVE THESE PROPORTIONS FINE & WITH STUDY OF THESE SUGGESTIONS & MORE PRACTICE YOUR WORK ON THE HEAD WILL BE FIRST RATE. I AM PLEASED TO NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN UP THIS WORK AGAIN & HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEND LESSONS IN REGULARLY FOR CRITICISM." OTHER NOTES ACCOMPANY DRAWING OF HEAD. PAPER CREASED VERTICALLY ALONG CENTRE FROM FOLD. 2. PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; PROFILE OF YOUNG MAN'S HEAD. WRITTEN IN INK AT TOP "E.F. HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE HEAD NO 1". TEACHER'S COMMENTS IN GREEN; ALSO PENCIL DIAGRAM OF EAR, CIRCLED IN RED, AT RIGHT. PAPER CREASED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *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
P19960053162
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
UNTITLED LANDSCAPE (“FOR MYSELF”) - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1912
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WATERCOLOUR, PAPER, ALUMINIUM
Catalogue Number
P20140020001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNTITLED LANDSCAPE (“FOR MYSELF”) - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1912
Materials
WATERCOLOUR, PAPER, ALUMINIUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
38.5
Length
47
Width
2.5
Description
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING DEPICTING A LAKE WITH FORESTED LAND ON BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES, WITH SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAIN RANGE IN BACKGROUND UNDER A CLOUDY SKY. SIGNED “E.F. K.” (EDITH FANNY KIRK) AT BOTTOM LEFT WITH THE INSCRIPTION “FOR MYSELF”. PAINTING IS DOUBLE-MATTED WITH ARCHIVAL MATBOARD, AND FRAMED IN METAL, GOLD-COLOURED FRAME WITH WIRE HANGER. PHOTOCOPIED NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM 1953 ANNOUNCING THE ARTIST’S DEATH TAPED TO BACKING BOARD. OVERAL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
THE DONOR OF THIS PAINTING, KATHERINE TWISS (NEE IVES) WAS A STUDENT OF THE ARTIST, EDITH FANNY KIRK. KATHERINE AND HER SISTER, MARGARET WHEELER (NEE IVES) TOOK LESSONS WITH MISS KIRK PAID FOR BY THEIR MOTHER ETTA IVES (NEE HENDERSON). MRS. IVES WAS A PATRON OF MISS KIRK'S - SHE BOUGHT PAINTINGS, ARRANGED FOR ART LESSONS FOR HER DAUGHTERS, AND DROVE MISS KIRK INTO THE COUNTRY SO SHE COULD PAINT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON EDITH KIRK, THE ARTIST, 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 PRESENTING 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 TO 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
P20140020001
Acquisition Date
2014-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150029000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
46.2
Length
33.5
Width
3.8
Description
WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, FRAMED. WOODEN FRAME, FINISHED WITH SUBDUED GOLD COLOURED PAINT. OFF-WHITE MATTING. BEHIND GLASS. HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION. FOREGROUND RIGHT IS A GREY ROCK FORMATION, WITH SOME SHRUBS GROWING ON IT. FOREGROUND LEFT, TAKING UP LEFT SIDE OF PAINTING, IS A GREEN-LEAFED TREE. BEHIND THE ROCK AND TREE IS A BODY OF WATER, WITH A SAILBOAT, RIGHT BACKGROUND. BEHIND THE SAILBOAT IS A MOUNTAIN. "IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C." AND ARTIST SIGNATURE "E. F. KIRK" BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. REVERSE OF PAINTING HAS A STICKER BOTTOM LEFT: "ALEX FRASER GALLERIES 5669 GRANVILLE STREET, VANCOUVER 13, B.C. - KERR. 7545. ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, MODERN FRENCH REPRODUCTIONS, VALUATIONS, CLEANING, RESTORING, FRAMING. ALEX FRASER, FORMERLY OF BOND STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND." HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL BESIDE THIS STICKER "MISS EDITH FANNY KIRK". METAL WIRE FOR HANGING ON BACK AS WELL. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. FRAME SHOWS SOME WEAR, ESPECIALLY ON THE CORNERS AND EDGES. SMALL GAP AT TOP LEFT, WHERE PAINTING HAS COME AWAY FROM MATTING.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
THIS PAINTING WAS DONATED BY GARY SIM, WHO CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE PAINTING THROUGH TED PAPPAS, OF WESTCOAST ESTATES AUCTIONS (WHICH IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS). SIM WROTE IN AN EMAIL TO WENDY AITKENS THAT “TED KNOWS THAT I’M INTERESTED IN EARLY VANCOUVER AND BC ART, AND OFFERED THEM [THREE WORKS BY KIRK, INCLUDING THIS ONE] TO ME DIRECTLY. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM. TED UNFRAMED TWO OF THEM, LEAVING THE ATLIN PAINTING IN ITS (ORIGINAL) FRAME.” THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON EDITH KIRK, THE ARTIST, 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 WATERCOLOUR 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 PRESENTING 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 KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN 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 KIRK WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART AND SHE STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON, AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES, AND YORKSHIRE. KIRK WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND IMMIGRATED 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. BY 1911 KIRK IS BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, B.C. NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, WHERE SHE WORKED AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, INCLUDING DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE TO VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIES AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. 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." 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
P20150029000
Acquisition Date
2015-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
119.5
Width
68
Description
BEIGE LINEN WALL HANGING. EDGE EMBROIDERED WITH ZIG-ZAG BLUE TRIM. PAINTED IMAGE DEPICTS TWO SWANS SURROUNDED BY CAT-TAILS, FLOWERS, AND WATER LILIES IN BLUE, PURPLE, PINK, AND GREEN. ACROSS TOP IN SILVER IS "HEAD OOD!". PAINT, ESPECIALLY SILVER, IS CRACKING AND WORN. SMALL BROWN STAINS IN SEVERAL PLACES.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, ANNA MARIE SMITH (KRUTOP), WHO IMMIGRATED TO WALSH ALBERTA IN 1928 FROM ESTONIA. DONOR'S FATHER, ALEX SMITH, CAME TO CANADA AFTER FIRST WORLD WAR. THE COUPLE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1938, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1958. TEXTILE WAS HANDWOVEN AND PURCHASED IN ESTONIA, AND HUNG AT THE SIDE OF THE BED. "HEAD OOD" TRANSLATES AS "GOOD NIGHT". DONOR ACQUIRED ITEM IN 1965 AFTER HER MOTHER PASSED AWAY; STORED IT IN WICKER TRUNK.
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19662224003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
43.2
Width
28
Description
WOOD FRAME, GLASS, WHITE MATTE. DEPICTS COUNTRY SCENE WITH SHEPHERD & SHEEP IN AN EVENING SETTING. SIGNED BL "C. FARQUHARSON" PRINTED BELOW "PAINTED BY FARQUHARSON" BACKED BY 1902 WINNIPEG NEWSPAPER. "LEAVING THE HILLS" PRINTED BC OF PRINT MATTE. MATTE IS YELLOWED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *TOP OF FRAME CHIPPED DUE TO 2005 RELOCATION.*
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PROVENANCE UNCERTAIN, DONOR WROTE "TO WM. STAFFORD" ON GIFT CERTIFICATE. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE DUFF FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. OBJECTS WERE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY THE FAMILY OF JOHN AND JANET DUFF. IN 1885, THE DUFFS LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME DIRECTLY TO THE LETHBRIDGE, BECOMING ONE OF THE AREA’S FIRST PIONEER FAMILIES. JOHN DUFF RAN 250 TO 400 HEAD OF CATTLE ON LAND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LETHBRIDGE TOWN SITE. IN THE EARLY 1900S, THE HOMESTEAD WAS ANNEXED BY THE TOWN AND FOR DECADES THE FORMER FAMILY LANDS WERE KNOWN AS THE “DUFF ADDITION”. THE FAMILY INCLUDED THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. THE DONOR, ISABEL STARNES (NEE DUFF), WAS MARRIED TO G.H. STARNES AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY, PASSING AWAY IN 1971. FOR OTHER DUFF FAMILY-REALTED MATERIALS, SEE DONATIONS BY BLENNER-HASSETT, JACK WEBSTER, MARY AND ISABEL STARNES. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE OF DONATION P19662224001 *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE THREE PRINTS DONATED BY ISABEL STARNES IN 1966 WERE CONNECTED TO THE STAFFORD FAMILY, AS CLAIMED BY STARNES AT THE TIME OF DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P19662224003
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19662224002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.8
Width
28
Description
WOOD FRAME, GLASS, WHITE MATTE. DEPICTS COUNTRY SCENE WITH 2 MEN LEADING 2 HORSES, EACH HORSE HAS A STAG TIED TO SADDLE. 3 DOGS IN SCENE. MEN ARE DRESSED IN HIGHLAND COSTUME. PRINT IS UNSIGNED. MATTE IS YELLOWED IN STREAKS. BACKED WITH WOOD & 1902 MONTREAL NEWSPAPER. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PROVENANCE UNCERTAIN, DONOR NOTED "TO WM. STAFFORD" ON GIFT CERTIFICATE. PAINTED BY EDWIN LANDSEER, R.A. FROM THE ORIGINAL PICTURE IN THE COLLECTION OF DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND. ENGRAVED BY V.W. FINDENS. SEE ALSO P19662224001 &P19662224003-GA FOR RELATED PRINTS. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE DUFF FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. OBJECTS WERE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY THE FAMILY OF JOHN AND JANET DUFF. IN 1885, THE DUFFS LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME DIRECTLY TO THE LETHBRIDGE, BECOMING ONE OF THE AREA’S FIRST PIONEER FAMILIES. JOHN DUFF RAN 250 TO 400 HEAD OF CATTLE ON LAND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LETHBRIDGE TOWN SITE. IN THE EARLY 1900S, THE HOMESTEAD WAS ANNEXED BY THE TOWN AND FOR DECADES THE FORMER FAMILY LANDS WERE KNOWN AS THE “DUFF ADDITION”. THE FAMILY INCLUDED THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. THE DONOR, ISABEL STARNES (NEE DUFF), WAS MARRIED TO G.H. STARNES AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY, PASSING AWAY IN 1971. FOR OTHER DUFF FAMILY-REALTED MATERIALS, SEE DONATIONS BY BLENNER-HASSETT, JACK WEBSTER, MARY AND ISABEL STARNES. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE OF DONATION P19662224001 *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE THREE PRINTS DONATED BY ISABEL STARNES IN 1966 WERE CONNECTED TO THE STAFFORD FAMILY, AS CLAIMED BY STARNES AT THE TIME OF DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P19662224002
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
  1 image  
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 INDIAN 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 NATIVE INDIANS 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
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19738207000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
18.0
Width
86.3
Description
GREEN, BLUE, RED, YELLOW, PURPLE FLORAL DESIGN WOVEN INTO BLACK BACKGROUND.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
UKRAINIAN-CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738207000
Acquisition Date
1966-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STAGE COACH PICTURE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19738070000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAGE COACH PICTURE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
51
Width
35.6
Description
"B. BUCK CIRCLE RANCHE".ARTIST. PICTURE DEPICTS HELENA AND FORT BENTON, WELLS FARGO AND COMPANY EXPRESS STAGE PENCIL DRAWING ON PAPER OF STAGE COACH OF WELLS FARGO & CO. EXPRESS STAGE BETWEEN HELENA & FORT BENTON. SIGNED LOWER RIGHT "B. BUCK CIRCLE RANCHE" UNTITLED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
DONOR BELIEVES DRAWING DONE ABOUT 1904. KNOWN AS THE STAGECOACH PICTURE. BY B. BUCK, OF CIRCLE RANCH *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, BELKNAP 'BALLIE' BUCK, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE STOCKMEN'S MEMORIAL FOUNDATION LIBRARY & ARCHIVES, PAUL H. CARLSON'S BOOK 'THE COWBOY WAY: AN EXPLORATION OF HISTORY AND CULTURE', GLENBOW ARCHIVES, AND AN ARTICLE FROM THE MARCH 31, 1943 ISSUE OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD NEWSPAPER FROM HELENA, MONTANA. BUCK WAS BORN IN 1872 AT OLD FORT BELKNAP, MONTANA. HIS FATHER WAS CAPTAIN D. W. BUCK, A DETECTIVE WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, AND HIS MOTHER WAS OF ASSINIBOINE AND GROS VENTURES ANCESTRY. IN 1875 THE FAMILY MOVED TO HELENA, MONTANA, AND AS AN ADULT BUCK WORKED AT CATTLE RANCHES THROUGHOUT MONTANA AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA, INCLUDING WORKING AS THE FOREMAN OF CIRCLE RANCH, NEAR LETHBRIDGE. AN ARTIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT, BUCK WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF WELL KNOWN WESTERN ARTIST CHARLES M. RUSSELL, AND WAS CHOSEN BY GUY WEADICK TO SERVE AS ONE OF THE JUDGES DURING THE FIRST CALGARY STAMPEDE IN 1912. BUCK RETIRED FROM THE CATTLE INDUSTRY IN 1930, AND DIED IN 1943 AT THE MASONIC HOME IN THE HELENA VALLEY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19738070000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
EMBROIDERED CREST
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19693676000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMBROIDERED CREST
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CLOTH, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
62.2
Width
55.8
Description
CONSISTS OF WHITE ENSIGN (ROYAL NAVY), RED ENSIGN (MERCHANT MARINE), BLUE ENSIGN (ADMIRALTY) AND ROYAL STANDARD (ROYAL FAMILY) WITH ORDER OF THE GARTERLION AND UNICORN INSCRIBED THEREON. BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER OF PIECE BROKEN OFF. FABRIC IS EXTREMELY BRITTLE AND A NUMBER OF SMALL PIECES HAVE BROKEN OFF DUE TO 2004-6 RELOCATION OF ARTIFACTS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
REPLICA OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY'S COAT OF ARMS. DONOR'S HUSBAND (JOE MELLING) OBTAINED THE CREST WHILE IN JAPAN AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. HE WAS A ROYAL MARINE ON A BRITISH SHIP. HAND EMBROIDERED BY WOMEN IN TOKYO JAPAN. DONOR IS WIDOW OF JOE MELLING.
Catalogue Number
P19693676000
Acquisition Date
1969-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1907
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19990035195
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1907
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.4
Length
62.5
Width
41.8
Description
BROWN AND GOLD WOOD FRAME. OFF-WHITE MATTE. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTGRAPH OF A LETHBRIDGE STREET. PART OF GALT GARDENS, AND A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES ARE VISIBLE - INCLUDING "A. SOUTHARD", "G.L. VROOMAN", "E.J. HILL", AND "LETHBRIDGE CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION LIMITED". WRITTEN IN TOP LEFT HAND CORNER OF PHOTO IS "LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA". IN BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER OF GLASS IS A GREEN PLASTIC TAG, EMBOSSED WITH "1987.564". "296" IS WRITTEN ON BACK IN BLACK FELT MARKER. THERE IS ALSO A LABEL ON THE BACK THAT READS "PROPERTY OF CHINOOK CLUB LETHBRIDGE NO.17". ALSO TWO WIRES ATTACHED TO HOOKS ON BACK.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035195
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PORTRAIT BARONESS COUTTS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19930024000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PORTRAIT BARONESS COUTTS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.8
Width
16.8
Description
HAND COLORED PHOTOGRAPH OF WOMAN SITTING AT DESK READING. PHOTOGRAPH IS ON A CERAMIC PLATE. PLATE IS CHIPPED IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER & SMALLER CHIP BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. IMAGE IS VERY FADED. PAPER BACKING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. MISHAP ON 5 NOVEMBER 2003 RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO THREE OF THE CERAMIC PLATE'S CORNERS. MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS TO TOP AND BOTTOM RIGHT CORNERS. EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE ADDITIONALLY TO BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. SEE INCIDENT REPORT ATTACHED TO HARDCOPY FOR DETAILS. ARTIFACT WAS FOUND WITH A LARGE CRACK THROUGH ITS CENTRE ON 11 MAY 2006 BY A VOLUNTEER DURING THE UNPACKING OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
DONOR SAYS PHOTOGRAPH PRESENTED TO HIS FAMILY FROM BARONESS COUTTS AT TURN OF CENTURY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, DICK COOK, WAS FOUND IN HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. AUSTIN DICK COOK WAS BORN IN 1922 TO CHARLES AND MARJORY COOK OF LETHBRIDGE. HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND PILOTED HALIFAX AND LANCASTER HEAVY BOMBERS ON 22 MISSIONS IN EUROPE. AFTER THE WAR COOK STUDIED AGRICULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND, RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1955, WORKED FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE OF CANADA IN VETERANS LAND ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE AND OLD AGE PENSION DEPARTMENTS. HE EARNED THE RANK OF MAJOR IN THE ARTILLERY RESERVES AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION. COOK WAS MARRIED TWICE AND HAD THREE SONS. HE DIED ON MARCH 26, 2006. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF COOK'S OBITUARY. LIMITED INFORMATION WAS FOUND ON DICK COOK'S PARENTS, CHARLES WILLIAM AND MARJORY, AND NO CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FAMILY AND THE BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS WAS MADE. ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE APRIL 29, 1963 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, CHARLES COOK DIED THAT MONTH AT THE AGE OF 75 - NO OCCUPATION IS LISTED, AND NO OBITUARY FOR MARJORY WAS FOUND. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE SUBJECT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THIS ARTIFACT WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE OF THE GALT HISTORIC RAILWAY PARK, AND THE NOTABLE NAMES DATABASE ONLINE. ANGELA GEORGINA BURDETT-COUTTS WAS BORN IN LONDON IN 1814, THE DAUGHTER OF SIR FRANCIS BURDETT, A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, AND SOPHIA COUTTS, DAUGHTER OF WEALTHY BANKER THOMAS COUTTS. AT AGE 23 ANGELA CAME INTO AN ANNUAL INCOME OF $400,000, AND REFUSED NUMEROUS OFFERS OF MARRIAGE, DEVOTING HERSELF TO PHILANTHROPY. SHE FUNDED NUERMOUS CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, HOUSING PROJECTS, RELIEF FUNDS FOR REFUGEES, AND ESTABLISHED ENGLAND'S NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF THE CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN 1883 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. BURDETT-COUTTS WAS RECOGNIZED BY QUEEN VICTORIA FOR HER BENEVOLENCE AND GIVEN THE TITLE BARONESS OF HIGHGATE AND BROOKFIELD, MIDDLESEX IN 1871. IN 1883 SHE MARRIED HER PERSONAL SECRETARY, AMERICAN WILLIAM ASHMEAD-BARTLETT, WHO WAS 40 YEARS HER JUNIOR. WILLIAM TOOK ON HER LAST NAME AND INVESTED HER MONEY INTO THE NEW BUSINESS VENTURE OF THEIR SOCIETY FRIEND AND CANADAN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO ENGLAND, SIR ALEXANDER GALT. WILLIAM PARTNERED IN GALT'S NORTHWEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY, AND HE AND THE BARONESS WERE COMMEMORATED IN THE NAMING OF VILLAGES, VESSELS, AND STREETS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, THOUGH NEITHER EVER TRAVELLED TO CANADA. THE BARONESS LIVED TO THE AGE OF 92, DYING OF BRONCHITIS IN LONDON IN 1906. SHE IS BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19930024000
Acquisition Date
1993-05
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
  1 image  
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
DIORAMA (SONGBIRD) ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19662370000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DIORAMA (SONGBIRD) ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
53.3
Diameter
32.0
Description
GLASS BELL CASE OVER BLACK WOOD BASE. 10 STUFFED BIRDS & BKGRD OF DRIED FOLIAGE. BASE LOOSE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR CLAIMS VICTORIAN ERA OBJECT.
Catalogue Number
P19662370000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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