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Date Range From
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WATERCOLOR, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19820002000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Materials
WATERCOLOR, OAK
No. Pieces
1
Length
52.0
Width
31.1
Description
WHITE, BLACK, RED ON GRAY. SIGN READS "WE SELL ONLY TO THE TRADE", PAINTED ON GRAY CARD. SIGNED "CITY SIGN WORKS" LOWER RIGHT CORNER. PLAIN OAK FRAME 3.6 CM WIDE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
ART
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
PAINTED BY ROBERT BARROWMAN, BORN IN SCOTLAND, EMIGRATED TO PETERBOROUGH, ONT., MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND STARTED CITY SIGN WORKS IN 1909. MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE 1928-34, UNDER NEW MANAGERIAL FORM OF CITY GOVT., PRES. ALBERTA LIBERAL PARTY FOR SEVERAL YEARS, SOLD BUSINESS TO NIGEL HALL AND MIKE PISKO IN MID-1940'S, DIED FEB. 1947 AT 62 YEARS OF AGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST, ROBERT BARROWMAN, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM RECORD P20010027000 AND A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE FEBRUARY 18, 1947 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ROBERT BARROWMAN WAS BORN NEAR GLASGOW, SCOTLAND IN 1881. HE BEGAN CREATING ART AT AN EARLY AGE WHEN HE SKETCHED MANY SCENES OF HIS NATIVE LAND. HE WAS EMPLOYED ON THE CLYDE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN SHIPBUILDING BEFORE LEAVING SCOTLAND IN 1907. BARROWMAN TRAVELLED TO CANADA AND SECURED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE BLUE RIBBON TEA COMPANY IN TORONTO. AFTERWARDS, HE WENT TO PETERBOROUGH WHERE HE WORKED WITH A FIRM NAMED TURNER'S, AS A PAINTER OF SIGNS AND MANUFACTURER OF TENTS AND AWNINGS. TRAVELLING WEST, BARROWMAN STOPPED FOR A SHORT TIME IN SASKATOON AND ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. HE PURCHASED THE CITY SIGN WORKS WHICH HAD BEEN STARTED TWO YEARS EARLIER. IN 1912 BARROWMAN MARRIED CATHARINE SHEARER OF LETHBRIDGE, AND TOGETHER THEY HAD THREE DAUGHTERS: MAY, DEVINA, AND VICTORIA. IN 1920 BARROWMAN ADDED TO HIS BUSINESS HOLDINGS BY PURCHASING THE LETHBRIDGE POSTING CO. WHICH CONTROLLED SIGNBOARDS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. HE WAS THE FIRST ELECTED AS AN ADVISORY COMMISSIONER IN 1924, SERVING IN THAT CAPACITY IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER UNTIL 1928. IN THAT YEAR HE WAS ELECTED AS AN ALDERMAN AND BECAME THE FIRST MAYOR UNDER THE NEW CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT. HE SERVED CONTINUOUSLY AS MAYOR UNTIL 1934 WHEN HE WITHDREW FROM CITY POLITICS. HE THEN TURNED TO PROVINCIAL POLITICS, BEING ACTIVE IN AFFAIRS OF THE LIBERAL PARTY. BARROWMAN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE ALBERTA LIBERAL ASSOCIATION AND SERVED IN THAT CAPACITY DURING THE DAYS OF THE SOCIAL CREDIT LANDSLIDE IN 1935. HE RAN TWICE AS THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR LETHBRIDGE CONSTITUENCY IN PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS, BUT WAS DEFEATED BOTH TIMES. BARROWMAN WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN MANY CIVIC BOARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, THE GALT HOSPITAL BOARD, THE LETHBRIDGE AQUATIC CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE BOARD OF TRADE, THE LETHBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB, THE OLD LETHBRIDGE PLAYGOERS' CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB, AND ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. ROBERT BARROWMAN PASSED AWAY IN THE GALT HOSPITAL ON FEBRUARY 18, 1947 OF CARDIAC ARREST AFTER A PROLONGED ILLNESS.
Catalogue Number
P19820002000
Acquisition Date
1982-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE FAN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041479
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE FAN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
19.2
Width
3.4
Description
WOOD AND PAPER FOLDING FAN HAS BRASS PIVOT RING AT BOTTOM. FOLDED OUT THE FAN HAS RED FADED INTO WHITE COLORING WITH FLOWERS, DOTS AND STARS FOR DESIGNS. ON SPAR OF FAN IS BROKEN.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
JAPANESE FAN WAS USED AS ORNAMENTATION IN DONOR'S FAMILY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041479
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE FAN
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041490
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE FAN
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
NYLON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Length
20.5
Width
2.8
Description
WOOD FAN HAS NYLON CORD CONNECTING ALL THE SLATS. EACH SLAT HAS CUT OUT DESIGNS. FAN HAS WHITE NYLON TASSEL FASTENS TO END.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
JAPANESE FAN WAS USED AS ORNAMENTATION IN DONOR'S FAMILY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041490
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE FAN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041114
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE FAN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
19.5
Width
2.7
Description
BAMBOO FAN HAS SERIES OF WOOD ARMS FATSENED TOGETHER AT BOTTOM TO FORM FULCRUM FOR FAN TO SPREAD OPEN. GLUED TO WOOD ARMS IS FOLDED PAPER WHICH HAS PAINTED IMAGE OF A BRANCH WITH WHITE FLOWERS ON IT. ONE END OF FRAME IS LOOSE. NYLON CORD IS THREADED THROUGH FULCRUM WITH GREEN BEAD FASTENER.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
JAPANESE FAN WAS ONE OF MANY USED AS WALL DECORATIONS IN THE NAKAYAMA HOME IN COALDALE. POSSIBLY COMES FROM VANCOUVER. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER AND WERE INTERNED IN SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. AT COALDALE REV NAKAYAMA 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
P19970041114
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FLAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19940024005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
14.5
Width
10.1
Description
RED SILK HANDKERCHIEF HAS BRITISH FLAG IN TOP LEFT. BOTTOM RIGHT IS CANADIAN ENSIGN WHICH HAS A CROWN ON TOP AND TWELVE SECTIONS OF VARIOUS PICTURES IN A SHIELD WITH A PARTIAL WREATH OF MAPLE LEAVES ON LEFT, AND LAUREL ON THE RIGHT, THEY CROSS AND TIE WITH A RED RIBBON AT THE BOTTOM. FLAG HAS A SEAM ON ALL EDGES. HAS FOUR CREASES, HAS MANY PIN SIZE HOLES IN MATERIAL, AND TWO TEARS IN CORNERS AND ONE IN MIDDLE. HAS SOME RUNS.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BUTTONS AND OTHER ARTIFACTS FOUND IN BOX IN BARRACK BAY AT LOCATION OF STREETS ALIVE DURING RENOVATIONS. OWNER NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19940024005
Acquisition Date
1994-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
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Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20080016001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
8.0
Length
11.7
Width
1.7
Description
1. WOODEN CIGARETTE CASE, TEXT, "CANADA," CARVED INTO FRONT SURFACE. 2. LID, SLIDES INTO TOP OF CIGARETTE CASE, DIVIT TO ALLOW FOR FINGER TO SLIDE BACK LID.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BOTH POW HANDCRAFTED ITEMS DONATED BY IRENE FEKETE AND MARGUERITE LENGYL ON BEHALF OF THEIR LATE FATHER DAVID GEDDES REID AND THE GREATER REID FAMILY. THEIR FATHER DAVID WAS A MEMBER OF THE VETERANS GUARD OF CANADA DURING WWII, POSTED TO CAMP 133 IN LETHBRIDGE. REID WAS BORN IN LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND ON 4 FEBRUARY 1897 AND JOINED THE SCOTTISH RIFLES AT AGE 17. HE SUFFERED WARTIME WOUNDS AND LATER EMIGRATED TO CANADA, MARRYING SARAH WARD IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1927. TOGETHER, THEY HAD FOUR CHILDREN WALLACE REID (KEREMEOUS, BC), MARGUERITE LENGYL (LETHBRIDGE), IRENE FEKETE (MEDICINE HAT) AND EDNA MALACKO (VANCOUVER). IN THE 1940S, REID ATTEMPTED TO RE-ENLIST WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY, HOWEVER, HE WAS DISQUALIFIED ON MEDICAL GROUNDS DUE TO WOUNDS SUFFERED IN WORLD WAR ONE WHICH, INCLUDED SHRAPNEL IN HIS BACK AND RESPIRATORY COMPLICATIONS RESULTING FROM A TEMPORARY BURIAL (SHELL STRIKE?). CONCEQUENTLY, HE JOINED THE VETERANS GUARD SOMETIME ABOUT 1942, TRAINING, HIS DAUGHTERS BELIEVED, IN CALGARY. PRIOR TO HIS VG SERVICE, REID WAS EMPLOYED BY THE CPR. DAUGHTER MARGUERITE COMMENTED THAT HE WANTED TO RE-JOIN THE SERVICE ON ACCOUNT THAT HE, “LIKED THE ARMY”. REID WAS POSTED TO CAMP 133 FOR HIS ENTIRE CAREER. HIS DAUGHTERS NOTED THAT HE ONLY HAD TO WALK ACROSS THE FIELD FROM THE CAMP TO 125 20TH STREET NORTH IN ORDER TO “COME HOME”. AS PART OF HIS CAMP WORK, HE SEARCHED THE CRAWL SPACES OF “CABINS” AND “HUTS” TO LOOK FOR THE EXISTENCE OF ESCAPE TUNNELS WHICH, HE DID, THE DAUGHTERS CLAIMED, FIND. REID BEFRIENDED MANY OF THE CAMP’S INMATES, ACCEPTING GIFTS OF CHOCOLATE FROM THE INTERNEES WHICH, THEY RECEIVED VIA MAIL FROM GERMANY. THE CHOCOLATE WAS LATER BROUGHT HOME FOR HIS KIDS. IN RETURN, HE PROVIDED THE POWS WITH CANADIAN CIGARETTES WHICH, THE DAUGHTERS STATED WAS SOUGHT AFTER BY THE POWS. IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE HANDICRAFTS WERE RECEIVED IN TRADE FOR CIGARETTES. REID SMOKED TOO. HE ESCORTED THE POWS HOME TO GERMANY VIA ENGLAND IN 1946 AND RETURNED TO HIS CPR WORK AFTER THE WAR. IRENE TOOK BOTH ITEMS WITH HER WHEN SHE LEFT HOME IN 1954. HER FATHER DAVID PASSED AWAY IN 1967 IN LETHBRIDGE. IRENE CONSIDERS HERSELF A “KEEPER” OF “OLD THINGS, ANTIQUES”. THE CIGARETTE CASE WAS KEPT IN A DRAWER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE VETERANS GUARD OF CANADA WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ONLINE CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY GATEWAY. THE VETERANS GUARD OF CANADA WAS FORMED IN MAY 1940, DRAWING FROM FIRST WORLD WAR VETERANS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 40 AND 65. THE GUARD PERFORMED BOTH FULL-TIME AND RESERVE SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR II, AND AT ITS MOST ACTIVE POINT IN 1944 ENCOMPASSED 10,000 FULL-TIME MEN WITH ANOTHER 8,000 ON PART-TIME SERVICE. THE MAJORITY SERVED IN CANADA - SOME STANDING GUARD AT POWER PLANTS, FACTORIES, DAMS, BRIDGES, AND OTHER FACILITIES DEEMED ESSENTIAL TO THE WAR EFFORT, MOST SERVING AS GUARDS AT POW AND ENEMY ALIEN INTERNMENT CAMPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. A FEW COMPANIES ALSO SERVED OVERSEAS IN ENGLAND, THE BAHAMAS, AND GUYANA. THESE WWI VETERANS, THOUGH AGING, WERE CONSIDERED GOOD CANDIDATES FOR GUARD SERVICE GIVEN THEIR PREVIOUS MILITARY TRAINING AND IN SOME CASES, PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH BEING PRISONERS OF WAR THEMSELVES. THEY UNDERSTOOD THE PRISONER MENTALITY AND THE REGIMEN OF CONTROLLED LIFE. THE VETERANS GUARD CONTINUED TO SERVE AFTER THE WAR UNTIL IT WAS DISBANDED IN MARCH 1947. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000091002 FOR HARDCOPY OF ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20080016001
Acquisition Date
2008-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SHOULDER BAG
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, COTTON, BEADS, WILLOW STICKS
Catalogue Number
P19739452000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER BAG
Date
1892
Materials
BUCKSKIN, COTTON, BEADS, WILLOW STICKS
No. Pieces
1
Length
96.5
Width
26.7
Description
5.7 CM WTH. (BAND), 30.4 CM LTH.(FRINGE LENGTH). FRONT SIDE: BAG DECORATED IN BEADED "CROSS-IN-DIAMOND" GEOMETRIC PATTERN IN PINK, WHITE, RED, BLUE BEADS ON A GREEN BEADED BACKGROUND. BORDERED IN WHITE AND RED BEADS. TOPPED WITH GEOMETRIC FLOWER DESIGN IN BLUE, RED & WHITE BEADS. SLING OR BAND: DECORATED IN GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF RED, WHITE, BLUE AND BRASS BEADS. BACK SIDE: BAG DECORATED IN BEADED "CROSS-IN-CROSS" GEOMETRIC PATTERN IN RED, WHITE, BLUE BEADS ON A WHITE BEADED BACKGROUND. BORDERED IN RED BEADS. TOPPED WITH GEOMETRIC FLOWER DESIGN IN RED, WHITE, BLUE BEADS. BACK SIDE OF SLING UNDECORATED. TOP & BOTTOM OF SLING UNDECORATED. TOP & BOTTOM OF BAG SEWN TO WILLOW "SPREADER" STICKS SET IN COTTON CLOTH. BOTTOM DECORATED WITH LONG FRINGE. BAG ACCESS/MOUTH FROM BACK SIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
BLACKFOOT ORIGIN, CROW INFLUENCE AS EXEMPLIFIED BY CENTRAL PANEL DESIGN. A BLOOD WOMAN, WHOSE CHILDREN HAD DIED OF SMALL POX, GAVE THE BAG TO MRS.COULTRY IN 1892, IN THE RIVER BOTTOM AREA. MRS. COULTRY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1890. HANDBAG LIKELY MADE FROM LEGGING STRIPS OR BANDS & REMADE INTO HANDBAG. CENTER PANEL LOOM STITCH, INSIDE CENTER PANEL APPLIQUE STRIPS. STRAPS OR LEGGING PIECES VERY TYPICAL OF SIOUX DESIGN & TECHNIQUES.
Catalogue Number
P19739452000
Acquisition Date
1973-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
NATIVE LEATHER POUCH
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041910
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NATIVE LEATHER POUCH
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.7
Length
24.5
Width
20.3
Description
WHITE LEATHER POUCH IS RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH WHITE LEATHER TASSELS AROUND EDGE. TOP EDGE HAS ALTERNATING GREEN AND RED BEAD PATTERN. ONE SIDE HAS CIRCLE EMBLEM WHICH IS BLUE, RED AND YELLOW BEADS WITH RED BEADDED FLOWER PATTERN DOWN EDGE ON EITHER SIDE. REVERSE OF POUCH HAS DIAMOND SHAPED PATTERN MADE UP OF SMALLER RED, YELLOW, BLUE AND GREEN DIAMOND SHAPE. LEATHER IS SLIGHTLY DIRTY.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS POUCH WAS MADE BY A NATIVE PERSON WHO LIVED IN COALDALE AND GIVEN TO HER FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVEDTO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041910
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BEAD PURSE?
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19640654000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEAD PURSE?
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS BEADS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Length
14.7
Width
5.1
Description
SLIPPER SHAPED WITH COLORED GLASS BEADS IN FLORAL PATTERN. BEADS SEWN TO CLOTH. SLIT IN CENTRE FACE OF OBJECT ALLOWS LIMITED ACCESS TO INTERIOR. BEADS ARE WHITE, BLUE, ORANGE, YELLOW, PINK, RED & BLACK. SMALL TEARS IN PLACES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
FUNCTION UNKNOWN
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGINALLY IDENTIFIED AS STONY BEADED PURSE. BECAUSE OF DESIGN, STITCHING & DESCRIPTION, NOT LIKELY STONY, OR NATIVE IN ORIGIN. POSSIBLE USED AS A CHANGE PURSE & NON NATIVE MANUFACTURE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ARTIFACTS IN RELATED LOCATIONS. AMONG THIS SURVEY WERE ITEMS FROM A COLLECTION DONATED BY ANNA LINTON, INCLUDING THIS POSSIBLE CHANGE PURSE. THE DONOR'S OBITUARY IN THE AUGUST 1, 1992 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT LINTON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JULY 31, 1993 AT THE AGE OF 96 YEARS. THE OBITUARY SAYS THAT LINTON WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 17, 1894 AND WAS THE DAUGHTER OF EARLY CALGARY PIONEERS. SHE RECEIVED HER EDUCATION FOR NURSING IN CALGARY AND TORONTO AND THEN WENT ON TO NURSE IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1943. A NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 25, 1943 STATES THAT LINTON WOULD MAKE HER HOME WITH HER SISTER, MRS. J. G. HUTCHINGS. LINTON WAS PREDECEASED BY HER SISTER EVA HUTCHINGS, HER TWO BROTHERS, CLIFFORD AND IVAN LINTON, AND BROTHER-IN-LAW JACK HUTCHINGS. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NIECE AND NEPHEW, ANNE FAIRFIELD AND JOHN HUTCHINGS. UPON FURTHER RESEARCH, IT WAS LEARNED THAT BOTH WERE DECEASED. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE OBITUARIES FOR ANNA LINTON AND ANNE FAIRFIELD.
Catalogue Number
P19640654000
Acquisition Date
1964-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PLAINS INDIGENOUS BEADED
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641197000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAINS INDIGENOUS BEADED
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
11.7
Width
11.1
Description
FRONT FACE OF PURSE COVERED WITH GEOMETRIC BEADWORK. DESIGN IN PINK & BLUE BEADS. BEADED TASSEL. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS. *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
P19641197000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
EVENING BAG
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, GLASS BEADS, PLASTIC (IMITATION IVORY)
Catalogue Number
P19900009001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVENING BAG
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, GLASS BEADS, PLASTIC (IMITATION IVORY)
No. Pieces
1
Height
31.4
Width
13
Description
BEADED COTTON CLOTH EVENING BAG WITH RING HANDLES OF IMITATION IVORY. PURSE IS BEADED WITH FLOWER & GEOMETRIC DESIGNS IN COLORS ON A BACKGROUND OF WHITE BEADS. BEADED TASSELS OR FRINGE ALONG BOTTOM. APPEAR TO BE GLASS BEADS. TEAR APP. 6CM ON ONE SIDE OF BEADS; SMALL TEAR AT TOP OF OPPOSITE SIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
GIVEN TO DONOR BY STEP-FATHER IN MID 1940'S FOLLOWING HIS MARRIAGE TO HER MOTHER IN 1943. DONOR'S MOTHER MARRIED T.R. NICHOLLS FORMER CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE CHIEF FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HER FIRST HUSBAND, J.W. WATKIN. PURSE WAS ORIGINALLY USED BY T.R. NICHOLLS FIRST WIFE & DONOR BELIEVES MADE FOR HER BY MEMBER OF BLOOD TRIBE OF ALBERTA. SEE ATTACHED LETTER FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900009001
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
8.9
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK PATTERN WITH CROSS IN CIRCLE MOTIF REGULARLY SPACED. BACKED ON BUCKSKIN. ARTIFACT APPEARS COMPLETE. BEADS ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW. BUCKSKIN BACKING SOILED, WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *NOTE* LOOSE TASSELS
Subjects
BEDDING
PERSONAL GEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION METHOD INDICATE SIOUX ORIGINS. BLANKET STRIPS ORIGINAL USE TO JOIN A BUFFALO ROBE USED AS A BLANKET. WITH TRADE BLANKETS, STRIPS BECAME MORE DECORATIVE THAN FUNCTIONAL, OFTEN USED TO JOIN COURTING BLANKETS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. STRIPS OVER TIME BECAME LARGER IN WIDTH & FANCIER. MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SIOUX IN CANADA, OR TRADED/GIFT TO ALBERTA NATIVE.
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
Acquisition Date
1973-
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BUCKSKIN HANDBAG
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, GLASS BEADS, COTTON THREAD
Catalogue Number
P19900009002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUCKSKIN HANDBAG
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
LEATHER, GLASS BEADS, COTTON THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.5
Width
23.7
Description
BEADED LEATHER (BUCKSKIN) HANDBAG WITH FRINGE, LEATHER DRAWSTRING TOP & BEADED FLORAL DESIGNS (2) ON EACH SIDE. POUCH SHAPED, COTTON LINING. LEATHER DIRTY.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
GIVEN TO DONOR BY STEP-FATHER IN MID 1940'S FOLLOWING HIS MARRIAGE TO HER MOTHER IN 1943. DONOR'S MOTHER MARRIED T.R. NICHOLLS FORMER CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE CHIEF. DONOR BELIEVES ARTIFACT WAS ACQUIRED WHILE NICHOLLS WAS WITH CITY POLICE OR EARLIER AS MEMBER OF ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE(ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE) & WAS MADE BY MEMBER OF BLOOD TRIBE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. POUCH SHAPE IS SIMILAR TO TRADE POUCHES USED IN 18 & 19 CENTURY.
Catalogue Number
P19900009002
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HANKIE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960046000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANKIE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.4
Width
27
Description
WHITE LINEN HANKIE WITH HEMMED EDGES. IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER IS MACHINE EMBROIDERED "DOMINION CANADA" WITH A MAPLE LEAF THAT HAS AN EMBROIDERED OUTLINE AND CROCHETED CIRCLES IN THE MIDDLE. HAS MINOR SOILING ALONG TOP CENTRE, IS CREASED INTO 8 SECTIONS.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE OTHER DONATIONS BY DONOR. *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
P19960046000
Acquisition Date
1996-
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960112088
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
12.5
Width
6.7
Description
TWO STEEL ELLIPTICAL RINGS, EACH OPEN AT ONE END. EACH OPEN END IS FORMED INTO EYE; TWO CIRCULAR RINGS THROUGH THESE. PLATING WORN OFF ELLIPTICAL RINGS.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112088
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VICTORY BONDS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20050005011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VICTORY BONDS
Date
1917
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
2
Description
ROUND BL, RD AND WHT PIN. PIN MARKED "I HAVE BOUGHT VICTORY BONDS" WITH RD MAPLE LEAF AND THE DATE "1917". BACK TARNISHED AND WORN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR BELIEVED THIS BELONGED TO HER GRANDFATHER NORMIE (NORMAN) MACLEOD. MR. MACLEOD WAS THE NEPHEW OF CONONEL MACLEOD. DONOR DOES NOT RECALL HER GRANDFATHER SELLING BONDS DURING WWI. PIN CAME INTO DONOR'S POSSESSION THROUGH HER MOTHER. *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
P20050005011
Acquisition Date
2005-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SWAGGER STICK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, SILVER PLATING
Catalogue Number
P19960112050
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWAGGER STICK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, SILVER PLATING
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Diameter
3
Description
BLACK WOODEN SHAFT SWAGGER STICK WITH A SILVER PLATED TIP ON THE END, AND A SILVER SPHERE ON THE TOP WITH A "POLICE FORCE" BUTTON WITH A QUEEN'S CROWN IN THE CENTRE GLUED TO THE TOP. SILVER PLATING IS WORN AND TARNISHED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112050
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
55.9
Width
43.2
Description
RECTANGULAR, HEAVY CARD. HAS A BLUE BORDER. PRINTED WITHIN BORDER, AT BOTTOM IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED", IN WHITE. WITHIN BORDER IS A WHITE RECTANGLE, WITH A RED LINE THAT RUNS JUST INSIDE EDGES OF RECTANGLE. PRINTED WITHIN WHITE RECTANGLE, IN BLUE AND RED, IS "EATON'S FIRST FOR QUALITY. FOR PRICE. COMPETITIVE PRICES ALL THE TIME". EACH CORNER OF POSTER HAS A SMALL PIN HOLE IN IT.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061022
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061023
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
55.8
Width
43.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, HEAVY CARD. WHITE BACKGROUND. HALF OF A RED RECTANGLE SURROUND AN INNER BLUE RECTANGLE. PRINTED WITHIN RED RECTANGLE, IN WHITE, IS "THE EATON GUARANTEE:". WRITTEN WITHIN BLUE RECTANGLE, IN WHITE, IS "GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". BELOW BLUE RECTANGLE IS A WAVY, RED AND BLUE STRIPED BANNER. THERE IS ALSO A SIMILAR, SHORT BANNER AT TOP RIGHT OF RED RECTANGLE. AT THE BOTTOM OF POSTER, IN BLUE, IS "EATON'S". EACH CORNER OF POSTER HAS A SMALL PIN HOLE IN IT.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061023
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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