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Other Name
HANGING ORNAMENT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048082
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANGING ORNAMENT
Date
1996
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
12.6
Width
10.7
Description
ORNAMENT IS COLORED A DARK BROWN / RED AND HAS IN FRONT A PICTURE OF A CHURCH. UNDER THIS IMAGE, THERE IS RUSSIAN WRITING, AND THE DATE "1908". THE ORNAMENT ITSELF IS SHAPED LIKE AN ARCH, WITH TWO PILLARS ON EACH SIDE, AND AN ARC CONNECTING THE TWO. ON THE BACK, A STICKER STATES "PRESENTED BY VISITORS FROM INTERNATIONAL INSITITUE OF LABOR AND SOCIAL RELATIONS, REPUBLIC OF BELARUS ACCOMPANID BY AL BARNHILL TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER SEPTEMBER 1996".
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ART
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History
THIS ARTIFACT WAS PRESENTED TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986 - 2001) BY VISITORS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL RELATIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS IN SEPTEMBER 1996.
Catalogue Number
P19980048082
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE PLATE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19980048031
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PLATE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.0
Diameter
15.2
Description
A SMALL PLATE WITH AN IMAGE OF A JAPANESE TEMPLE PAGODA IN FRONT OF AN IMAGE OF MOUNT FUJI. SURROUNDING THE PICTURE, IS A MOLTED LIGHT BLUE BAND THAT TURNS PURPLE IN COLOR IN INDIRECT LIGHT. A SMALL GOLD BAND IS SEEN AROUND THE OUTSIDE RIM. ON THE REVERSE SIDE THERE ARE TWO STICKERS, THE FIRST STATES "PRESENTED ON BEHALF OF HIOSHI SHIOAI, SUPERINTENDENT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, KUROHONE, JAPAN AUGUST 1997 STUDENT VISIT". THE SECOND STICKER IS BLACK WITH GOLD WRITING ON IT WHICH STATES "THE ART OF CHOKIN", AND GOES ON TO DESCRIPE THE HISTORY AND METHODOLOGY OF CREATING THE TYPE OF IMAGE SEEN ON THE FRONT. "24K GOLD EDGED".
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ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
GIFT TO LETHBRIDGE AS PART OF THE STUDENT EXCHANGE BETWEEN KUROHONE JAPAN, AND LETHBRIDGE. THIS WAS GIVEN AS PART OF A SOUTH EAST ASIAN TRADITION OF GIVING GIFTS DURING OFFICIAL VISITS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048031
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GREAT WALL OF CHINA TAPESTRY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?)
Catalogue Number
P19980048037
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GREAT WALL OF CHINA TAPESTRY
Date
1992
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?)
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.1
Length
131.0
Width
4.8-43.4
Description
THE TAPESTRY SHOWS A PICTORIAL OF THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA WITH GREEN HILLS AND SCENERY IN THE BACKGROUND, THERE ARE BLUE/PINK COLORED MOUNTAINS. ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE THERE ARE CHINESE CHARACTERS. THE TAPESTRY IS CONTAINED INSIDE A BOX. THE BOX HAS AN ELABORATE BEIGE PATTERN ON THE LID. THE BOX'S DIMENSIONS ARE, HEIGHT- 3.8CM, LENGTH- 47.5 CM, WIDTH- 4.8CM. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX, ARE THE WORDS "FROM HEIBEI CHINA 1992".
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ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS TAPESTRY IS FROM MAYOR ZHAI JI CHANG FROM HENGSHUI CITY IN HEIBEI PROVINCE. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LETHBRIDGE AND THIS PROVINCE (AND CITY) CENTERED AROUND THE RESEARCH STATION. A NUMBER OF RESEARCH ASSISTANTS WENT TO CHINA TO HELP ASSIST IN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES. THE CONTINUED INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TWO AREA'S RESULTED IN NUMEROUS VISITS. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, WHENEVER OFFICIAL VISITS OCCUR, IT IS NECESSARY TO BRING A GIFT. THIS PAINTING IS SUCH A GIFT.
Catalogue Number
P19980048037
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, CLOTH, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048023
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL
Date
1997
Materials
CERAMIC, CLOTH, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
44.4
Length
16.8
Width
16.5
Description
THE DOLL IS DRESSED IN A COLORFUL ARRAY OF FLORAL DESIGN PIECES OF CLOTH. THE PRIMARY COLOR SEEN WOULD BE AN ORANGE CLOTH WHICH WRAPS AROUND THE DOLL AND FALLS TO THE STAND. THE DOLLS 'SKIN' IS WHITE, WITH BLACK HAIR (LIKE A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE DOLL), IN HER HAIR, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DECORATIVE OBJECTS INCLUDING METAL PIECES, AND HAIR ORNAMENTS. IN THE DOLLS RIGHT HAND IS A GOLDEN PAPER FAN. THE BASE OF THE DOLL IS COLORED TO LOOK LIKE WOOD WITH A BLACK BORDER.
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ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS DOLL WAS AN OFFICIAL GIFT TO CITY HALL THROUGH ALDERMAN WEADICK ON BEHALF OF SEKI CITY JAPAN. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITION IN S.E. ASIA WHERE DURING OFFICIAL VISITS IT IS REQUIRED THAT A GIFT IS PRESENTED. SEKI CITY WAS INTERESTED IN PURSUING A SISTER - CITY RELATIONSHIP WITH LETHBRIDGE. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE COSTS THIS WOULD HAVE INVOLVED, CITY HALL DECIDED AGAINST THIS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048023
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19980048036
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1994
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.1
Length
57.6
Width
35.0
Description
THE PAINTING ITSELF IS OFF A MAN, IN THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE STYLE. VERY COLORFUL. THE PAINTING IS WRAPPED IN PAPER AND PLACED IN A CARDBOARD BOX. THE LID TO THIS BOX IS ORNATELY COLORED WITH AN ELABORATE PURPLE / YELLOW / GREEN DESIGN. ON THE FACE OF THE LID, THERE ARE TWO STICKERS. THE FIRST, AND MOST PROMINANT OF THEM IS PRIMARILY WHITE, WITH CHINESE CHARACTERS IN BLACK, AND RED. THE SECOND STICKER IS RED WITH A CHINESE CHARACTER IN GOLD ON IT. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX THERE IS A STICKER WHICH READS, "PRESENTED BY MAYOR ZHAI HI CHANG HENGSHUI CITY, HEBEI PROVINCE SEPTEMBER 6, 1994".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS TAPESTRY IS FROM MAYOR ZHAI JI CHANG FROM HENGSHUI CITY IN HEIBEI PROVINCE. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LETHBRIDGE AND THIS PROVINCE (AND CITY) CENTERED AROUND THE RESEARCH STATION. A NUMBER OF RESEARCH ASSISTANTS WENT TO CHINA TO HELP ASSIST IN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES. THE CONTINUED INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TWO AREA'S RESULTED IN NUMEROUS VISITS. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, WHENEVER OFFICIAL VISITS OCCUR, IT IS NECESSARY TO BRING A GIFT. THIS PAINTING IS SUCH A GIFT.
Catalogue Number
P19980048036
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ETCHED METAL PICTURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048017
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ETCHED METAL PICTURE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
METAL, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.7
Length
41.5
Width
38.4
Description
PICTURE OF TWO JAPANESE WOMEN ETCHED INTO METAL WITH VARIOUS METALLIC COLORS (GOLD, BRONZE, GUN METAL) ADDED. ONE OF THE WOMEN IS HOLDING A MIRROR, THE OTHER IS STANDING. ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PICTURE, JAPANESE CHARACTERS ARE FOUND IMMEDIATELY ABOVE WHAT LOOKS LIKE A ROOM DIVIDER. SURROUNDING THE PICTURE, IS A THICK DARK BLUE (ALMOST BLACK) BORDER WITH GOLD INTERIOR TRIM. THIS IS, IN TURN, SURROUNDED BY A PLAIN WOODEN BORDER. IN AN ENVELOPE TAPED ONTO THE BACK OF THE PICTURE, IS ONE LETTER, TWO BUSINESS CARDS, AND AN INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET ON HOW TO HANG THE PICTURE. PAMPHLET HAS NO ENGLISH WRITING ON IT, ONLY JAPANESE CHARACTERS, AND ARE ALL IN LIGHT RED INK. AT THE BACK OF THE PICTURE, IS A THIN NYLON STRING (SHOE LACE?) WHICH IS USED TO HANG THE PICTURE.
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ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
POLITICS
History
GIVEN AS PART OF EXCHANGES WITH JAPAN. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN TRADITION IT IS CUSTOMARY TO GIVE A GIFT TO A HOST COUNTRY DURING OFFICIAL INTERACTION. THIS IS SUCH A GIFT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048017
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HORSE STATUE
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HORSE STATUE
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1992
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
35.5
Length
32.0
Width
13.3
Description
THE STATUE DEPICTS A WHITE HORSE (LIPPIZANER STALLION ?) WITH A LIGHT BROWN MANE AND TAIL. THE HORSE IS PORTRAYED IN MOTION, AS IF JUMPING WITH TWO HIND LEGS PLANTED ON THE GROUND, AND FRONT TWO IN THE AIR. THE HORSE IS STANDING ON A LIGHT BROWN BASE AS WELL. UNDERNEATH THE BASE, A SMALL NOTE IS ATTACHED VIA A PIECE OF ADHESIVE, WHICH READS "PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR OF TIMASHEVSK ON THE OCCASION OF PROJECT TIMA-BRIDGE 1992".
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ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS HORSE STATUE CELEBRATES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LETHBRIDGE AND THE RUSSIAN CITY OF TIMASHEVSK. THIS RELATIONSHIP STARTED AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR. AT THIS TIME, THE CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE WERE MADE AWARE OF THE POVERTY STRICKEN CONDITIONS WHICH EXISTED IN THIS TOWN (AT THE TIME IT HAD THE SUFFIX '-SKIA' WHICH INDICATES A RUSSIAN TOWN AS OPPOSED TO A CITY). AT THE CLOSE OF OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - STARVATION, FREEZING CONDITIONS, ETC. IN AN EFFORT TO HELP, THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE RAISED OVER $5000 (A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY AT THE TIME) TO HELP THE PEOPLE COPE. THIS CLOSE LINK WAS REKINDLED BY THE MAYOR CARPENTER GOVERNMENT (1986 - 2001) AND THE MAYOR OF TIMASHEVSK BEFORE THE END OF THE COLD WAR. AT THIS TIME, THE CONDITIONS IN TIMASHEVSK WERE STILL POOR, AND AGAIN, IN AN EFFORT TO HELP THE CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE HELD A COAT DRIVE TO ACQUIRE ENOUGH COLD WEATHER CLOTHING TO HELP THE RUSSIAN CITIZENS THROUGH WINTER. THESE ACTS GREATLY INCREASED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES. AFTER THE FALL OF COMMUNISM, GREATER INTERACTION BETWEEN THE CITIES OCCURED. IN 1994, A YOUNG GIRL, ALONG WITH A DELEGATION FROM TIMASHEVSK CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THE GIRL CAME FOR A HEARING TEST, AND TO SAY THANKS, THE GIRLS MOTHER LUDMILLA OSTANINA PRESENTED A SAMOVAR TEA SET ON BEHALF OF THE MAYOR OF TIMASHEVSK. OTHER GIFTS WERE ALSO GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE AND ARE IN THIS COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19980048009
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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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
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19800014000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1926
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 49.5 CM WTH., 152.4 CM LTH. PAPER, WOOD. BLACK WOODEN DOWLING AT BOTTOM END OF SCROLL. PAPER SCROLL IS A BLACK AND WHITE PRINT WITH GOLD LEAF BORDERS ON BLACK INK PATTERNS. TOP LEFT TO RIGHT ARE PICTURED: MEIJI TENNO,GRANDFATHER OF EMPEROR HIRSHITO AMATERASU OMIKAMI JINMUR TENNO, FIRST EMPEROR OF JAPAN. MIDDLE TO RIGHT: TAISHO TENNO, YOSHITO HIRSHITO, FATHER OF EMPEROR HIROHITO SHOKEN KOTAIGA, WIFE OF MEIJI TENNO KOGA HEKA, WIFE OF TAISHO TENNA. BOTTOM: PICTURE OF EMPEROR HIROHITO AT AGE 15 YEARS, HE IS MOUNTED ON HIS HORSE. TEXT IS IN JAPANESE IN CENTER OF SCROLL. AT BOTTOM IN JAPANESE IS WRITTEN "SESHO NO MIYADENKA". ALONG TOP WHERE WOODEN BOARD IS ENCLOSED BY THE PAPER THERE IS A TEAR AT UPPER RIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE STRING AT TOP FOR HANGING PURPOSES. .2 49.5 CM WTH. 152.4 CM LTH. PAPER, WOOD. BLACK WOODEN DOWLING HOLDS BOTTOM END OF SCROLL. PAPER SCROLL IS A BLACK AND WHITE PRINT WITH BLACK INK BORDER WITH GOLD-LEAF FLOWER DESIGN ON IT. WOODEN BOARD ALONG TOP HAS RIP IN PAPER IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER. IN CENTER AT TOP THERE IS A RIP IN PAPER. TOP LEFT RIGHT IS SAME PICTURE AS .1. MIDDLE LEFT TO RIGHT IS SAME PICTURE AS .1. RIGHT BELOW THIS IS A SKETCH OF A FAN WITH "KIMIGA YO"-NATIONAL ANTHEM WRITTEN IN JAPANESE. BOTTOM SECTION OF SCROLL IS PICTURE OF HIRCHITO (EMPEROR AND HIS BRIDE).
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ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
POLITICS
History
SCROLL IS A COMMEMORATION OF CORONATION OF EMPEROR HIROHITO. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES, INCLUDING THIS SCROLL FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE CORONATION OF EMPEROR HIROHITO. A NOTE DATED FEBRUARY 1980 IS ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE. IT STATES: “HASHIME TAGUCHI’S FAMILY (SHOYEMON TAKEHASI) CAME TO CANADA IN 1907 BUT HASHIME DID NOT COME UNTIL 1923. SHE FELT SHE WAS COMING TO CANADA TO BE WITH HER FAMILY BUT INSTEAD SHE FELT AS AN ALIEN TO THEM. HER FATHER BROUGHT THE SCROLLS BACK TO CANADA WHEN HE HAD BEEN TO JAPAN ON A VISIT. HASHIME KEPT THE SCROLLS (THEY WERE PART OF HER PAST IN JAPAN) AND WHEN THEY WERE EVACUATED IN 1943 TO ALBERTA, SHE BROUGHT THE SCROLLS HIDDEN IN HER LUGGAGE. HER FATHER WANTED TO BURN THE SCROLLS BUT SHE COULD NOT PART WITH HER TIES TO JAPAN AND FELT SHE MUST KEEP THE SCROLLS. THERE WERE FEELINGS THAT THE SCROLLS COULD BE CONSTRUED IN A BAD LIGHT BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING EVACUATED AS HOSTILE ALIENS. HASHIME FELT THE SCROLLS SHOULD BE SAVED TO HELP FUTURE GENERATIONS BETTER UNDERSTAND THEIR HERITAGE. THE SCROLLS WERE NEVER HUNG OR SHOWN UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO.” ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, HASHIME TAGUCHI PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 22 JUNE 1999 AT THE AGE OF 91 YEARS. THE OBITUARY FOR HER HUSBAND, KOHEI TAGUCHI, STATES THAT HE WAS BORN IN MIYAGI-KEN, JAPAN ON 20 DECEMBER 1904. THE COUPLE MARRIED IN MAY 1926 AND CAME TO CANADA THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THEY SETTLED IN SUNBURY, BRITISH COLUMBIA UNTIL 1942 WHEN THEY MOVED TO SLOCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA. IN 1943, THE FAMILY MOVED TO ALBERTA, LIVING IN RAYMOND FOR SEVEN YEARS THEN MOVING TO PICTURE BUTTE. UPON MR. TAGUCHI’S RETIREMENT, HE AND HASHIME MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. KOHEI TAGUCHI PASSED AWAY ON 15 MAY 1989 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. THE COUPLE HAD EIGHT CHILDREN: NORIS, YOSHIO, KEN, JOYCE, JANE, KAZ, KAY, AND CHEC. ON 5 JANUARY 2018, PUNDYK SPOKE WITH NORIS TAGUCHI ON THE TELEPHONE. HE WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE THE NAME OF HIS MOTHER’S FATHER, SHOYEMON TAKAHASHI. HE COULD NOT RECALL ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCROLL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE DONOR’S NOTE REGARDING THE ARTIFACT AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19800014000
Acquisition Date
1980-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
RIBBON ARTWORK
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20170020001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RIBBON ARTWORK
Date
2017
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
102
Length
892.8
Description
A. COLLECTION OF 231 MULTI-COLORED RIBBONS TIED TO A PINK TWO-STRAND CORD ( 892.8CM LONG AND 0.5CM DIAMETER) FORMING PENNANT STRING. RIBBONS VARY IN LENGTH AND WIDTH AS: 3.7CM PINK SHEER ORGANZA, 3.8CM WHITE WIRED TAFFETA, 0.9CM PINK SATIN (DOUBLE-FACED), 4.3CM PALE PINK CREPE PAPER, 0.9CM DARK PURPLE SATIN (DOUBLE-FACED), 7.4CM PINK HAND-TORN CLOTH, 3.7CM WHITE WIRED WITH SILVER EDGING, 1.8CM PINK GROSGRAIN RIBBON, AND 3.9CM MINT GREEN POLYESTER RIBBON. EVERY RIBBON IS WRITTEN ON IN BLACK, GREEN, OR RED INK WITH VARIOUS STATEMENTS INCLUDING: “FOR MY DAUGHTER & THE WOMEN WHO CAME BEFORE”, “BECAUSE NO ONE IS FREE WHEN OTHERS ARE OPPRESSED”, “SO YOUNG GIRLS DON’T HAVE TO BE AFRAID” AND MORE. PINK HAND-TORN CLOTH RIBBONS HAVE FRAYING EDGES, AND WHITE WIRED RIBBONS HAVE EXPOSED WIRES AT ENDS. RIBBON PENNANT IS IN OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. DETACHED RIBBON FROM RIBBON PENNANT. DEEP PURPLE WITH BLACK TEXT READING “WOMEN ARE STRENGTH!!!” RIBBON IS 38.5CM LONG AND 1CM WIDE WITH FRAYING AT THE DETACHED END.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
THE WOMEN'S MARCH LETHBRIDGE FIRST OCCURRED ON JANUARY 17, 2017. ORIGINATING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOLLOWING THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, THE WOMEN'S MARCH WAS AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT OF PROTESTS AND GATHERINGS IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, LGBTQ+ RIGHTS AND STANDING AGAINST INTOLERANCE AND DISCRIMINATION. THE 2017 WOMEN’S MARCH IN LETHBRIDGE SAW A GATHERING OF 500-600 PARTICIPANTS ALONG MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE SOUTH NEAR THE CORNER OF NINTH AVENUE. SHANNAN LITTLE ACTED AS A FACILITATOR FOR THE GATHERING AND DONATED SIGNAGE AND ACTIVIST ARTWORKS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE WOMEN’S MARCH. ON JUNE 9, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LITTLE REGARDING HER DONATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE WOMEN’S MARCH. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE RIBBON PENNANT DONATED TO THE MUSEUM, LITTLE SPOKE ABOUT THE RIBBON PENNANT AS ACTIVIST ART, “PART OF WHAT’S IMPORTANT ABOUT ‘ACTIVISM ART’ IS THE ABILITY TO INCLUDE OTHERS IN IT, SO THAT IS WHY THE RIBBON PROJECT WAS REALLY AMAZING. IT JUST STARTED OUT WITH THIS STRING WITH NO RIBBONS, AND THEN THEY ASKED PEOPLE TO WRITE WHY THEY WERE THERE, WHY MARCH, ON THE RIBBONS. WE WEREN’T SURE IF PEOPLE WOULD GO FOR THAT, BECAUSE IT’S KIND OF A PERSONAL EXPRESSION, AND PEOPLE WERE REALLY EXCITED. WE ENDED UP [WITH] HUNDREDS OF PERSONAL REASONS, AND SO THAT BECAME A COMMUNITY ART PROJECT, AS WELL AS A PLACE TO COLLECT ALL THESE REASONS WHY PEOPLE WERE HERE. IT WAS INCREDIBLY VISUAL; IT WAS QUITE BEAUTIFUL. YOU CAN SEE THERE WERE SO MANY PHOTOS THAT PEOPLE TOOK OF IT. THIS WILL BE…SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE REMEMBER. MY DAUGHTER, WHO IS ONLY FIVE, HAS A RIBBON ON THERE, SO MY MOTHER WROTE THE TEXT OUT. SHE SAID WHY SHE WANTED, WHY SHE WAS HERE, AND IT’S ALSO INCLUDED ON THERE, SO IT’S REALLY SPECIAL.” “FOR ME, THE RIBBON DISPLAY IS INCREDIBLY ICONIC. AS FAR AS I KNOW, WE’RE THE ONLY COMMUNITY THAT DID THIS. THAT’S PART OF…OUR SIZE BUT ALSO THIS COMMUNITY THAT IS UNIQUE IN LETHBRIDGE. OTHER EVENTS WERE A LOT OF JUST TALKING TO PEOPLE, SPEAKERS…SO THIS INTERACTIVE, COMMUNITY-INCLUSIVE PIECE OF PUBLIC ART WAS, FOR ME, VERY ICONIC….I WOULD SAY…THE RIBBON PROJECT STANDS OUT.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY ACTIVISM, LITTLE NOTED, “I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN ORGANIZING OTHER EVENTS AND RALLIES IN TOWN, BUT NONE THAT HAD THE TURN-OUT AND THE RESPONSE THAT THIS ONE DID. WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY REAL EXPECTATIONS ABOUT WHAT THE TURN-OUT WOULD BE. WE KNEW THERE WOULD BE PEOPLE, BUT, WHEN WE SAW THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAME OUT, WE WERE EXCITED, BY THE FACT THAT WE HADN’T REALLY - THERE WAS NO AGENDA ON THIS EVENT, OR ANYTHING. IT WAS VERY SPONTANEOUS, AND, THAT IT WORKED IN THIS CITY WAS SIGNIFICANT.” LITTLE SPOKE ABOUT HER DONATION TO THE MUSEUM AND HER FEELINGS ON LEARNING THAT THE MUSEUM WANTED MARCH MATERIAL RECALLING, “…WHEN I FIRST HEARD, I WAS ACTUALLY QUITE EXCITED, BECAUSE…WHEN WE WERE ORGANIZING THE EVENT, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT JUST WASN’T A POINT IN TIME...AND THEN IT WENT AWAY…WHEN WE HEARD THE MUSEUM WAS INTERESTED, WE WERE…ON A PRACTICAL LEVEL, SAYING 'WOW, WE CAN PUT THE STUFF SOMEWHERE,'…THERE WAS A LOT OF LABOR AND EFFORT INVOLVED IN MAKING IT, BUT, OTHERWISE, PRESERVING THE STORY, AND THE CONTEXT - WE REALIZED THAT WAS IMPORTANT.” LITTLE RECALLED HOW SHE BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE WOMEN’S MARCH, SAYING, “IT STARTED WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT PUSSY HATS…I CROCHETED A FEW OF THOSE TO SEND TO WASHINGTON, AND I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK, AND THEN A LOT OF MY FACEBOOK CONTACTS SAID, 'I WANT ONE.' AND, THEN THE NEXT QUESTION WAS, 'WHAT’S GOING ON IN LETHBRIDGE?' IT BECAME APPARENT THAT WE NEEDED TO HAVE SOMETHING IN LETHBRIDGE. A GROUP OF US WHO HAVE DONE SIMILAR THINGS, GOT TOGETHER TO SAY, WELL, WHAT COULD WE DO? WE DIDN’T CALL OURSELVES ORGANIZERS. WE CALLED OURSELVES FACILITATORS. WE FACILITATED THE GATHERING, AND WE USED THAT TERMINOLOGY WITH INTENTION. WE ALSO WERE CLEAR TO PEOPLE THAT EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE EVENT WAS AN ORGANIZER. IT WAS INTERESTING, BECAUSE ONE OF THE MEDIA STORIES ABOUT THIS, ASKED SOMEONE, 'WHO IS THE ORGANIZER?' AND, THE RESPONSE WAS, 'WE ARE ALL ORGANIZERS.'” “I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THIS WASN’T JUST ABOUT ‘WOMEN’S RIGHT’S.’ ‘WOMEN’S RIGHT’S’ IS ‘HUMAN’S RIGHT’S’. IN LETHBRIDGE, WE ORGANIZED TO COME OUT STRONGLY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION OF ANY FORM. WE ALSO WERE MARCHING FOR VERY POLITICAL REASONS, AND THAT IS STATING THAT THE POLITICS OF INTOLERANCE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, AND, IN ALBERTA, WE REALLY SEE THAT CURRENTLY. WE ALSO WANTED TO SEE A RETURN TO CIVILITY AND RESPECT IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE. WE SAW SO MUCH MISOGYNY, ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SO WE WANTED TO SAY LOUDLY AND STRONGLY THAT THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.” ON MARCH 31, 2017, MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ANNELIES VAN OERS REGARDING HER PARTICIPATION IN THE WOMEN’S MARCH IN LETHBRIDGE ON JANUARY 17, 2017. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE NATURE AND ORIGINS OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH IN LETHBRIDGE, VAN OERS REMARKED, “WE DIDN’T HAVE A MARCH, WE HAD A GATHERING BECAUSE WE DIDN’T WANT TO GET A PERMIT SO WE HAD A GATHERING. IT WAS VERY ELECTRIC. FOR LETHBRIDGE IT WAS… ROCKING.” “WHAT WAS UNIQUE TO LETHBRIDGE IS THE WAY THAT IT WAS ORGANIZED. IT’S SUPER-GRASSROOTS…AND FAIRLY LOW KEY. THERE’S NOT THIS ORGANIZATIONAL JOCKEYING OR POSITIONING, IT WAS JUST FIVE PEOPLE, 'HEY, LET’S DO THIS. OKAY, LET’S DO THIS.' AND THAT’S HOW LETHBRIDGE, QUITE OFTEN, OPERATES…WE JUST GENERICALLY COME TOGETHER BECAUSE WE ALL FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT ONE THING…THERE’S JUST THIS [SENSE OF], 'OKAY, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?' AND THAT’S WHERE I THINK WE’RE UNIQUELY LETHBRIDGE. IT’S VERY HANDS ON, IT’S VERY QUICK.” “WHAT ELSE IS UNIQUE IN LETHBRIDGE IN TERMS OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH, I THINK, IS ITS RELEVANCE. WE ARE SO FACED WITH MISOGYNY RIGHT NOW IN OUR COMMUNITY. BECAUSE THIS CAME OUT OF A POLITICAL SPHERE THAT’S IN THE UNITED STATES. IT WAS VERY MUCH AN ANSWER TO DONALD TRUMP. THIS IS HOW THIS MARCH STARTED BUT I THINK, FOR US, IT WAS, 'YEAH, OKAY, WE REALLY DON’T APPRECIATE IT WHEREVER IT HAPPENS, BUT LOCALLY, WE HAVE SOME REALLY SERIOUS ISSUES.'” PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170020001-GA FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE JANUARY 17, 2017 WOMEN’S MARCH.
Catalogue Number
P20170020001
Acquisition Date
2017-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WALL ORNAMENT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, SYNTHETIC FABRIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048028
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WALL ORNAMENT
Date
1990
Materials
WOOD, SYNTHETIC FABRIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.1
Length
81.2
Width
8.4
Description
HANGING ORNAMENT. MAIN COMPONENT IS A WOODEN PIECE THAT HAS ENGRAVED CHINESE CHARACTERS ON IT. ON THE BACK, THERE IS A HAND WRITTEN NOTE ATTACHED VIA ADHESIVE TAPE. IT SAYS "THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL TOURNAMENT. IT IS NOT ONE TO BE FORGOTTEN. SINCERELY THE CHINESE TAIPEI BASEBALL TEAM." ABOVE THIS WOODEN PIECE, IS A RED FABRIC HANGING LOOP THAT IS ELABORATELY WOVEN. UNDERNEATH, A SIMILARLY INTRICATELY WOVEN PIECE WITH TWO LONG RED TASSELS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
SPORTS
POLITICS
History
GIVEN AS A GIFT TO LETHBRIDGE DURING A CHINESE TAIPEI BASEBALL TOURNAMENT IN 1990. PART OF S.E. ASIAN TRADITION STATES THAT DURING DIPLOMATIC OFFICIAL TRIPS, A GIFT MUST BE GIVEN TO THE HOST. THIS IS SUCH A GIFT.
Catalogue Number
P19980048028
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
INDIAN STATUE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048081
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INDIAN STATUE
Date
1989
Materials
METAL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
33.5
Length
25.4
Width
22.5
Description
STATUE IS MADE OF A SUBTLE BRONZE COLORED METAL, AND PORTRAYS A NATIVE AMERICAN WITH A LONG HEADDRESS SITTING CROSS LEGGED WITH SOME SORT OF OBJECT IN HIS HANDS. STATUE IS MOUNTED ON A WOOD BASE, BEHIND A BRASS PLAQUE WHICH HAS ON IT WRITTEN, "LCC, 1989 N.B./S.H. 6TH ANNUAL INDIAN DAY POW-WOW TO MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF LETHBRIDGE AB."
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
POLITICS
History
THIS STATUE WAS CREATED TO CELEBRATE THE 6TH ANNUAL INDIAN-DAY POW WOW, AND WAS PRESENTED TO THE THEN MAYOR CARPENTER (1986 - 2001) AND CITY COUNCIL FOR THIER CONTINUED SUPPORT. "IN RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS INTEREST AND SUPPORT TOWARDS OUR NATIVE CULTURAL FUNCTIONS."
Catalogue Number
P19980048081
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PORCELAIN DOLL
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048033
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PORCELAIN DOLL
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PORCELAIN, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
9.9
Length
8.0
Width
5.7
Description
THE DOLL IS PRIMARILY WHITE, WITH SMALL AREAS PAINTED. THE DOLL IS HOLDING AN UMBRELLA IN FRONT THAT IS PAINTED ORANGE. THE BOTTOM SIDES OF HER DRESS ARE BLACK WITH AN ELABORATE DESIGN. THERE ARE SMALL PAINTED AREAS IN THE DOLL'S HAIR AS WELL. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DOLLTHERE IS A SMALL GOLD STICKER WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS ON IT. THE DOLL STANDS ON A SMALL WOODEN STAND WITH NO DISCERNABLE MARKINGS SAVE FOR A STICKER ON THE BOTTOM WHICH READS "PRESENTED ON BEHALF OF HIROSHI SHIOGAI SUPERINTENDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION, KUROHONE, AUGUST 1997 STUDENT VISIT".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
POLITICS
History
AN OFFICIAL GIFT CELEBRATING THE STUDENT EXCHANGE BETWEEN KURHOHONE JAPAN, AND LETHBRIDGE. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN PHILOSOPHY, IT IS NECESSARY THAT WHEN VISITING ANOTHER AREA ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS TO BRING A GIFT. THIS IS SUCH A GIFT, GIVEN TO THE CITY BY THE STUDENTS ON BEHALF OF SUPERINTENDENT HROSHI SHIOGAI. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048033
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE PAGODA LAMP
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOAP STONE
Catalogue Number
P19980048016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PAGODA LAMP
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SOAP STONE
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.2
Length
8.4
Width
7.9
Description
THE LAMP IS A LIGHT GREY COLOR (THE COLOR OF SOAP STONE), AND HAS A DISTINCTIVELY JAPANESE LOOK TO IT'S DESIGN - LIKE A PAGODA, IT HAS AN ARCHED ROOF. WHEN THE TOP IS REMOVED, THE LIGHT BULB IS CLEARLY VISIBLE, AS IS THE BASIC SHAPE OF THE STAND, WHICH IS A HEXAGON. THERE ARE NO DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS ON THE ARTIFACT. THERE IS A LONG DARK GREY ELECTRICAL CORD EXTENDING FROM THE BASE.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
POLITICS
History
GIFT FROM JAPAN DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN CUSTOMS, IT IS REQUIRED THAT DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO ANOTHER AREA, A GIFT IS BROUGHT TO THE HOST COUNTRY. THIS IS ONE OF THESE GIFTS FROM JAPAN. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048016
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
Images
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Other Name
CHINESE MASK CLOCK
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010099009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHINESE MASK CLOCK
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1998
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL, GLASS
No. Pieces
7
Height
5.5
Length
16.9
Width
16.8
Description
CLOCK IS PREDOMINANTLY WOOD (DARK), WITH A WIDE BRASS RING IN THE CENTER SURROUNDING THE FACE OF THE CLOCK - WHICH IS WHITE WITH THE WORDS "LION DO QUARTZ" INSIDE. ON THE BRASS RING, THERE ARE 9 CHINESE MASKS WITH VARYING COLOR COMBINATIONS. BETWEEN THE MASKS, THERE IS A REPEATING DESIGN PATTERN. ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THE CLOCK, IS A METAL STAND WHICH SWIVELS OUT AS WELL AS A GOLD COLORED STICKER WITH CHINESE CHARACTERS, AND NUMBERS IN RED. THE BOX ITSELF IS DARK RED AND HAS A SMALL GOLD DESIGN ON FRONT. YELLOW PADDING INSIDE CUSHIONS THE CLOCK. INSIDE THE BOX ALONG WITH THE CLOCK, ARE A NUMBER OF PAPERS AND A SPARE BATTERY. -THE BATTERY IS ENCASED INSIDE A GREEN PACKAGE WITH CLEAR PLASTIC COVERING IT. -A BUSINESS CAR WITH THE WORDS 'WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF LIAO CHENG-CHING SEC-GEN OF THE TAIPEI CITY GOVERNMENT'. -AN INSTRUCTION BOOKLET, WHITE WITH BLACK ENGLISH LETTERS, AND CHINESE CHARACTERS. -FINALLY A SMALL PAMPHLET EXPLAINING THE MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MASKS. WITH A RED DIAGRAM OF THE MASKS IN RED OVER WHITE BACKGROUND
Subjects
TIMEKEEPING T&E
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
POLITICS
History
THIS CLOCK WAS GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) DURING HIS SECOND VISIT TO TAIWAN IN 1998 BY WU, FU - HSIUNG - COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURE, EXECUTIVE YUAN, TAIWAN HISTORICAL CULTURAL MUSEUM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MAYOR CARPENTERS 1998 VISIT TO TAIWAN, SEE P20010099001. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099009
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL SET
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN, WOOD, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19980048018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL SET
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PORCELAIN, WOOD, CLOTH
No. Pieces
3
Height
8.5
Length
16.7
Width
27.6
Description
THERE ARE TWO DOLLS ON A GREEN BASE THAT HAS AN ELABORATE FLORAL DESIGN. THE TWO DOLLS HAVE VERY DISTINCT MANNERS OF DRESS. ONE DOLL IS WEARING A GREY-BLUE DRESS WITH A GOLD FLORAL DESIGN ON IT. THE OTHER DOLL WEARS A RED DRESS WITH A GREEN AND DARK RED FLORAL DESIGN. THIS DOLL HAS DECORATIONS IN HER HAIR AS WELL, UNLIKE THE OTHER DOLL. AS WELL, THIS DOLL IS CARRYING A STICK OF SOME SORT WITH RED AND WHITE STRING ON IT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
A GIFT FROM AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN BY MAYOR CARPENTER? (SEE P19980048016-17-GA). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048018
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
RUST GLAZED CROCK OF GOOD FORTUNE
Date Range From
1993
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, SILK.
Catalogue Number
P20010099019
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RUST GLAZED CROCK OF GOOD FORTUNE
Date Range From
1993
Date Range To
1997
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, SILK.
No. Pieces
4
Height
11.2
Diameter
12.0
Description
THE CROCK IS COLORED A DARK GREY, WITH A SMALL HOLE AT THE VERY TOP. NO MARKINGS SAVE FOR A SMALL STAMP WITH A DESIGN, AND SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS ONE THE WHITE, NARROW BOTTOM. THE STAND IS MADE OF WOOD, AND IS DARK RED IN COLOR. THE STAND AND CROCK ARE CONTAINED INSIDE A BOX THAT MEASURES 21.1 CM WIDE, 20.7 CM LONG, AND 14.7 CM TALL. THE OUTSIDE OF THE BOX HAS AN ORANGE REPEATED DESIGN COVERING THE TOP AND ALL FOUR SIDES OVER A PURPLE BACKGROUND. A SMALL METAL CLASP IS LOCATED AT THE FRONT OF THE BOX. INSIDE, YELLOW FABRIC CUSHIONS THE CROCK AND STAND. ALSO CONTAINED IN THE BOX IS A CARD WITH INFORMATION ON THE CROCK, HOW IT WAS MADE, THE ARTIST, AND AWARDS HE HAS WON.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS WAS PRESENTED TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986 - 2001) ON HIS SECOND TRIP TO TAIWAN IN 1998 BY MR. HERBERT CHEN ON BEHALF OF THE TAIWANESE GOVERNMENT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION). IT IS KNOWN AS A CROCK OF GOOD FORTUNE, AND IS HAND THROWN BY THE ARTIST MR. CHAO-CHUNG HSU. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MAYOR CARPENTERS TRIP TO TAIWAN, SEE P20010099001. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099019
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
POTTERY ART MASK
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, FIBER BOARD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048020
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POTTERY ART MASK
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, FIBER BOARD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
4.5
Length
28.5
Width
28.6
Description
A DRAGON MASK WITH A SWORD IN IT'S MOUTH IS MOUNTED AND FRAMED IN A LARGE, LIGHT BROWN WOOD FRAME WITH A GOLD COLORED RIM AROUND THE INTERIOR. ALSO MOUNTED INSIDE THE FRAME, IS A GOLD STICKER WHICH READS, "THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA. CHIA YI HSIEN CHAUG LI YA-CHING". THE FRAME IS KEPT INSIDE A DARK GREEN BOX. THE FRONT COVER OF THE BOX HAS AN ELABORATE DESIGN EMBOSSED ON IT IN THE SHAPE OF THE DRAGONS FACE. AROUND THE FACE, ARE 4 BAT LIKE CREATURES. IN CONTRAST TO THE DARK SURFACE, THERE ARE GOLD CHINESE CHARACTERS AS WELL AS A SMALLER GOLD DESIGN IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER. COMPLIMENTING THESE GOLD IMAGES AND CHARACTERS IS A SMALL BRIGHT RED CHARACTER AT THE TOP LEFT, AND SMALL RED DESIGNS INTERTWINED WITH THE GOLD DESIGN IN THE LOWER RIGHT. ON THE RIGHT HAND EDGE OF THE BOX, THERE ARE FURTHER GOLD AND RED CHARACTERS. A SMALL RED LOOP MADE OF A SYNTHETIC FABRIC IS USED AS A HANDLE TO REMOVE THE LID (WHICH IS HINGED ON THE LEFT SIDE) FROM THE REST OF THE BOX. THE MEASURMENTS FOR THE BOX ARE, HEIGHT- 8.3 CM, LENGTH- 30.5 CM WIDTH- 30.2 CM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
GIVEN BY A TAIWANESE DELEGATION TO LETHBRIDGE. A CIVIC GIFT, NOT PERSONAL. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN TRADITION, IT IS REQUIRED THAT DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO ANOTHER AREA A GIFT IS BROUGHT ALONG. THIS MASK WAS ONE OF THESE GIFTS.
Catalogue Number
P19980048020
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CERAMIC HANGING MASK
Date Range From
1996
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, NYLON, SYNTHETIC FIBER, CARDBOARD.
Catalogue Number
P20010099016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CERAMIC HANGING MASK
Date Range From
1996
Date Range To
1997
Materials
CERAMIC, NYLON, SYNTHETIC FIBER, CARDBOARD.
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.5
Length
91.5
Width
20.8
Description
MASK, IS IN THE FORM OF A DRAGONS FACE, MULTI-COLORED, BUT PREDOMINANTLY BLUE, OR AQUA WITH A BROWN BACKING. THE DRAGON HAS A SWORD IN IT'S MOUTH. ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MASK, IS A WOVEN RED ATTACHMENT THAT ENDS WITH TWO LARGE RED TASSELS. A SIMILARLY WOVEN ATTACHMENT IS AT THE TOP, BUT WITHOUT THE TASSELS. THE MASK IS KEPT INSIDE A GREEN BOX WITH A STYLIZED FLORAL PATTERN. TWO PLASTIC HOOKS FUNCTION AS LATCHES FOR THE BOX IN FRONT. THE INTERIOR OF THE BOX IS CUSHIONED WITH YELLOW FABRIC. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE BOX, ARE HEIGHT- 11.3CM. WIDTH- 26.4 CM LENGTH- 22.8 CM. TAPED TO THE FRONT, IS A BUSINESS CARD FROM MAYOR CARPENTER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS MASK WAS GIVEN TO LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA THROUGH MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) AS AN ORIGINAL WORK OF ART FROM THE COMMUNITY OF HSIN KANG. MAYOR CARPENTER WAS VISITING TAIWAN AS A FOLLOW-UP VISIT IN 1998 TO AN ECONOMIC TRADE MISSION THAT TOOK PLACE IN 1996. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20010099001. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099016
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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