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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, SEQUINS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19683266000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1896
Materials
VELVET, SEQUINS, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
215.9
Width
137.2
Description
BLACK VELVET, METALLIC THREAD. BIRD OF PARADISE, PILLARS, AND INTRICATE DESIGN IN SILVER METALLIC THREAD AND SILVER SEQUINS ON BLACK. HAND MADE. RED COTTON BACKING. FRINGE MADE OF METALLIC THREAD (1 INCH). MUCH OF THE EMBROIDERY IS LOOSE AND DANGLING.
Subjects
ART
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
MRS RUSH'S FATHER T.A. U'REU PURCHASED ARTIFACT IN 1896 IN THE MADERIA ISLANDS FOR HIS WIFE. SEE ATTACHED FILE FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19683266000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE SHOJO DOLL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910023000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE SHOJO DOLL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Height
23.5
Width
15.8
Description
FRAMED GLASS CASE ON 4 LEGS (LEGS ON WOOD FRAMEWORK). BLACK LACQUER APPEARANCE FINISH. COSTUMED DOLL WITH WHITE FACE, HANDS, & FEET WITH ORANGE HAIR & BROCADE NYLON COSTUME. NEXT TO DOLL IS WOOD SIGN WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS. CASE DIMENSIONS 39.4 (H) X 37.4 (L) X 31.4 (W) CM. COSTUME IS SEWN TO SOLID BUT HOLLOW BODY OF DOLL. UNKNOWN MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF DOLL. GLASS IN CASE HAS BEVELED EDGES. BASE HAS FOUR GREEN FELT PADS, ONE ON EACH CORNER.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR WAS PRESENTED WITH DOLL IN RECOGNITION OF HIS TEACHING, LIAISON & OVERSEAS WORK BY JAPANESE. DOLL IS A SHOJO OR CHARACTER FROM A NOH PLAY & IS BORROWED FROM CHINESE STORY. SHOJO (SYOJO) TRANSLATES TO ORANGUTANG & IS A TERM SOMETIMES APPLIED TO HEAVY DRINKERS IN JAPAN BECAUSE OF FLUSHED OR ORANGE COLOR & BECAUSE OF ASSOCIATION WITH SHOJO CHARACTER IN STORY WHO IS FOND OF ALCOHOL. DOLL IN CASE WAS MADE BY JAPANESE ARTIST BEISHU. "THE ARTIST HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AN INTANGIBLE CULTURAL PROPERTY (MUKEI BUNKAZAI), BY GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE ART OF DOLL MAKING." TEXT OF SIGN IN CASE. SEE ATTACHED SHEETS.
Catalogue Number
P19910023000
Acquisition Date
1991-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ARTIFICIAL FRUIT WALL ORNAMENTS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER, PAINT, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19910041021
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARTIFICIAL FRUIT WALL ORNAMENTS
Date
1959
Materials
PLASTER, PAINT, METAL
No. Pieces
4
Length
8.5
Width
8.6
Description
4 PAINTED PLASTER OF PARIS FRUIT WALL ORNAMENTS (APPLE, GRAPES, ORANGE, PLUM). EACH HAS SMALL METAL LOOP FOR HANGING ON REVERSE. PENCILLED ON REVERSE OF 2: "JUDY MADDISON MAY 1959" INDICATES ITEMS ARE HANDMADE. MADE BY POURING WET PLASTER INTO A MOLD. APPLE SLIGHTLY MARRED (CHIPPED) ON FINISHED SURFACE. PAINT IS PEELING EXTREMELY BADLY.
Subjects
ART
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR HAS PROVIDED NO INFORMATION. SEE P19910041001/2/3-GA FOR FAMILY HISTORY. PROVINENCE CANNOT BE DEFINITELY ESTABLISHED. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING TWO NECKLACES AND A CUSHION COVER DONATED BY MARY EDITH BOOSE IN 1991. INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR COMES FROM HER OBITUARY PUBLISHED ON THE VULCAN FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE. IT STATES BOOSE WAS BORN ON 24 JANUARY 1900 IN LIMA, OHIO. SHE “CAME TO NANTON WITH HER SISTER RUTH AND THEIR PARENTS, HENRY "DICK" FRANKLIN AND MARY ESTHER (NEE RINEHART) BOOSE IN THE SPRING OF 1909. THEY SETTLED ON A FARM 27 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NANTON.” AFTER ATTENDING CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL DURING 1923 – 1924, SHE BECAME A TEACHER. SHE TAUGHT SCHOOL AT EASTWAY. VULCAN, AND TURNER VALLEY. SHE RETIRED IN 1963 AFTER OVER THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF TEACHING. AFTER RETIREMENT, SHE RESIDED IN VULCAN AND PASSED AWAY THERE ON 15 FEBRUARY 1994 AT THE AGE OF 94 YEARS. THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19910041021
Acquisition Date
1991-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073009
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CERAMIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. ROOSTER: 20.5CM (H) X 13.3CM (L) X 7.5CM (W). CERAMIC ROOSTER IS GREEN WITH RED COMB AND LOOB. BACK IS ARCHED IN "U" SHAPE AND HAS TWO TAILFEATHERS THAT ARE ALSO LONG AND CURLED. HAS YELLOW BEAK. ORNAMENT IS TEXTURED WITH FEATHERS AND DOWN. IS STANDING ON OVAL BUBBLED BASE, FLAT UNDERNEATH. BASE HAS PLANTS AROUND LEGS. READS ON EDGE OF BOTTOM "JAPAN". HAS TWO HOLES ON BOTTOM OF BASE AND REMNANTS OF A SHINY RED STICKER. SMALL CHIPS IN CERAMIC. 2. HEN: 17.4CM (H) X 11.4CM (L) X 6.8CM (W). HEN IS IDENTICAL IN POSE AND COLOUR TO ROOSTER. IS JUST SMALLER AND A HEN (COMB IS SHORT, NO LONG CURLED TAIL FEATHERS, AND BACK IS NOT AS ARCHED). HAS NO STICKER, WRITING OF "JAPAN" IS FADED AND SMUDGED. HAS MINOR SMALL CHIPS IN CERAMIC.
Subjects
ART
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073009
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19950073016
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.9
Diameter
7.8
Description
PORCELAIN VASE IS MOSAIC OF VARIOUS SHADES OF GREEN AND BLUE SQUARES. ARE GOLD SQUARES AND GEOMETRIC SHAPES THAT BREAK UP THE OTHER COLOURS, ALSO RED. WIDE PART OF VASE IN MIDDLE OF GOLD ARE LARGE AND SMALL BLUE FLOWERS. BASE IS PAINTED GOLD, THEN HAS WIDE SPHERE BODY, TOP IS NARROW NECK THAT FLARES TOWARDS TOP. TOP HAS GOLD TRIM, INSIDE VASE IS GREEN. BASE IS CONCAVE UNDERNEATH, READS IN BLACK "HAND PAINTED ITALY BELFOR B.P.". MINOR SOILING INSIDE, PAINT IS CHIPPED AND SMEARED ON BASE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073016
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
POTPOURRI
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, ORGANIC MATERIALS
Catalogue Number
P19970041384
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POTPOURRI
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, ORGANIC MATERIALS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Diameter
18
Description
CIRCULAR PLASTIC FRAME WITH WHITE LACE EDGE AND WHITE DESIGNER MESH BODY WHICH CONTAINS SEEDS AND PLANT MATERIALS THAT SMELL SWEET. PLASTIC FRAME IS WOOD IMITATION.
Subjects
ART
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
POTPOURRI HANGING WAS A GIFT TO DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING IN COALDALE. 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
P19970041384
Acquisition Date
1997-01
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
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE TRAY
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048019
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE TRAY
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
2.2
Diameter
36.0
Description
A BLACK TRAY, WITH A JAPANESE STYLE HOUSE ON THE FRONT WITH PART OF A TREE BRANCH WITH 3 RED FLOWERS ON IT. ABOVE THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOUSE, THERE ARE 3 GOLD JAPANESE CHARACTERS. THE HOUSE IS A DARK RED WITH A LIGHT BROWN ROOF AND OLIVE GREEN RAIL. THERE ARE TWO CARDS TAPED ONTO THE BACK.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
GIVEN AS A PRIVATE GIFT (NOT CIVIC) TO MAYOR CARPENTER. ORIGINATED IN 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
P19980048019
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19890013002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.8
Width
20.7
Description
FRAMED AND MOUNTED POEM ON CARD "STRENGTH FOR TODAY IS ALL THAT YOU NEED, FOR THERE WILL NEVER BE A TO-MORROW, TO-MORROW WILL PROVE BUT ANOTHER TODAY, WITH ITS MEASURE OF JOY AND SORROW." STAMPED ON THE REVERSE IS "MAY 26 1930"
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FROM THE ESTATE OF ROY & MAY STEWART OF CLARESHOLM. MADE IN U.S.A. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. ROY AND MAE STEWART, ORIGINAL OWNERS OF THIS ARTIFACT, WERE THE PARENTS OF THE DONOR, RAE TRIMBLE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STEWARTS WAS FOUND IN MAE STEWART'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY FROM FEBRUARY 8, 1989. MAE WAS BORN AND RAISED NEAR CLARESHOLM, AND RECEIVED SCHOOLING IN CALGARY AND AT THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WORKED AT THE CLARESHOLM HOSPITAL AND MARRIED ROY STEWART IN 1931. THEY FARMED IN THE STARLINE DISTRICT UNTIL THEIR RETIREMENT TO CLARESHOLM IN 1956, WHERE MAE BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO TOWN COUNCIL IN 1976. MAE DIED ON FEBRUARY 5, 1989, AND ROY IS LISTED AS PREDECEASING HER. SEE HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY IN PERMANENT FILE. THE POEM REPRODUCED ON THIS CARD IS A STANZA FROM THE HYMN 'STRENGTH FOR TODAY IS OUR ONLY NEED', WRITTEN BY MARY ANN KIDDER. KIDDER WAS BORN IN BOSTON IN 1820, AND COMPOSED MANY HYMNS AS A LIFELONG MEMBER OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. SHE DIED IN 1905. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A HARDCOPY OF THE HYMN'S FULL LYRICS IN THE BOOK 'A SELECTION OF SPIRITUAL SONGS WITH MUSIC: FOR THE CHURCH AND CHOIR' BY CHARLES SEYMOUR ROBINSON.
Catalogue Number
P19890013002
Acquisition Date
1989-05
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
Less detail
Other Name
BEADED FRAME
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19683287000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED FRAME
Date
1918
Materials
GLASS BEADS, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
22.2
Width
14.6
Description
BEADWORK DECORATION IN RED, CLEAR, GREEN, ORANGE & BLUE. "1918" IN BLUEBEADS AT BASE. PINK COTTON BACKGROUND, PURPLE COTTON BACK. 3 BEAD TASSELS (1 MISSING) HANG FROM BASE - CLEAR, GREEN, BROWN & BLUE. HANDMADE. PINK BACKGROUND IS WORN AND TORN IN SEVERAL PLACES. PART OF BEADED BORDER DIRECTLY AROUND PICTURE FRAME, IS MISSING.
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History
DONOR BELIEVES MADE BY PLAINS INDIGENOUS *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19683287000
Acquisition Date
1968-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20010018000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, RUBBER
No. Pieces
8
Height
16.8
Length
51.4
Width
51.4
Description
STEEL TREE HOLDER. PAINTED LIGHT YELLOW WITH RED ACCENTS. HAS A TRIANGULAR BASE, WITH THREE LEGS, AND A CYLINDER THAT RISES VERTICALLY FROM CENTER OF BASE. ON TWO SIDES OF BASE ARE THREE LIGHT SOCKETS; OTHER SIDE HAS ONE LIGHT SOCKET, A HOLE (WHERE ONE LIGHT SOCKET IS MISSING), AND AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET. THERE IS A BROWN ELECTRICAL CORD JUST UNDERNEATH ELECTRICAL OUTLET. PAINTED ON SIDES OF CYLINDER ARE VARIOUS CHRISTMAS SCENES. AT TOP OF CYLINDER ARE THREE SCREWS (FOR TIGHTENING AROUND TREE). INSIDE CYLINDER IS A STEEL DISC, WITH A TRIANGLE CUTOUT IN CENTER. INSIDE OF CYLINDER, AND STEEL DISC, ARE DIRTY AND SOMEWHAT CORRODED. INCLUDED WITH STAND ARE THREE RECTANGULAR PIECES OF WOOD, WITH ROUND INDENTS IN THEM (FROM SCREWS ON STAND); WOOD IS BLACKENED.
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PURCHASED BY DONOR FROM HOYT HARDWARE BETWEEN 1955 & 1960. STAND WAS BROUGHT INTO MUSEUM, ON BEHALF OF DONOR, BY IRMA DOGTEROM (DONOR'S NEIGHBOUR AND MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER). DONOR WAS GOING TO THROW STAND AWAY SO IRMA SALVAGED IT.
Catalogue Number
P20010018000
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MUSHROOM CENTREPIECE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738306000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSHROOM CENTREPIECE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.2
Width
19.1
Diameter
29.2
Description
CONSISTS OF 5 HAND CARVED, BLOLETUS SP "RED TOP" MUSHROOM SET INTO A GRASSED BASE. BASE IS COVERED WITH GREEN PLASTIC GRASS AND INSET WITH PLASTIC PINE TREE NEEDLES AND JUNIPER SPRIGS. HAND MADE.
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History
*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
P19738306000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ORNAMENTAL TRAY
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20010042000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORNAMENTAL TRAY
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.3
Length
29.5
Width
29.5
Description
TRAY HAS A MULTICOLORED TOP SURFACE, WITH THE PREDOMINATE COLORS BEING RED, GREEN, PURPLE / BLUE, AND GOLD. THE SHAPE OF THE COLORS IS SLIGHTLY REPETITIVE, AND COULD BE BEST DESCRIBED AS LOOKING LIKE FLAMES. THE BOTTOM OF THE TRAY IS GOLD, AND IS MADE OUT OF LEATHER. ON THE BACK THERE IS A RED STAMP THAT HAS THE TEXT "TO CLEAN WIPE ONLY WITH DAMP CLOTH. SEETUSEE GLASSWARE BY MAYFAIR PORTAGE LA PRAIRE CANADA. GENUINE LEATHER BACK".
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THE DONOR RECEIVED THIS AS A GIFT DURING HER WEDDING IN 1969. KEPT IT ON DISPLAY IN HER HOUSE. IT ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO THE DONORS FATHER IN LAW (ROBERT JAMES OLIVER BROWN) WHO WAS FROM SCOTLAND. THE DONOR AND HUSBAND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1969 FROM SASKATCHEWAN. THE FATHER IN LAW WAS A BUTCHER TRAINED IN SCOTLAND WHO CAME TO CANADA IN THE 1950'S AND WORKED AS A FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTOR. HE LIVED IN MOOSE JAW DURING THE WAR AND WAS AN RAF PILOT. THE DONORS PARENTS CAME FROM ENGLAND IN THE 1920'S (MET ON THE SHIP EN ROUTE). LIVED IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA AND LATER MOVED TO FARM IN SASKATCHEWAN.
Catalogue Number
P20010042000
Acquisition Date
2001-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CARNIVAL GLASS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010014009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CARNIVAL GLASS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Diameter
9.0
Description
ORANGE (MARIGOLD) CARNIVAL GLASS VASE. VASE IS FLARED AT THE BOTTOM AND TOP, AND NARROWER IN THE CENTER. TOP EDGE OF GLASS IS 'RUFFLED', OR WAVY. VASE HAS HORIZONTAL RIBS DOWN ITS LENGTH. THERE IS AN IMPRESSED STARBURST PATTERN ON UNDERSIDE OF VASE.
Subjects
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VASE WAS GIVEN AS A PRIZE BY THE LEALTA THEATRE (1938-1963) TO THE CARPENTER FAMILY. JOCK CARPENTER IS A LETHBRIDGE AUTHOR, WHO WROTE "$50 BRIDE" AND "BOOTLEGGER'S BRIDE", WHICH CONCENTRATE ON THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE AND THE PROHIBITION LIQUOR TRADE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20010014009
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DECORATIVE VASES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041230
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DECORATIVE VASES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
TIN, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.5
Diameter
5.2
Description
ONE PAIR OF BRASS VASES WITH CIRCULAR BASES AND NARROW CONICAL BODIES. EACH VASE HAS INLAID MOLDED DECORATIVE WORK OF GREEN, YELLOW, GREY AND RED AMONGS TBRASS MOLDINGS. PATTERNS ARE GENERALLY LEAFY ON BODY AND BASE. STAMPED INTO BOTTOM OF EACH VASE IS "H.K. MADE IN INDIA 116 C".
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VASES BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS, ONE OF WHICH ACQUIRED THEM ON A TRIP TO INDIA. DONOR RELATES THAT THE PAIR OF VASES SAT ON TOP OF THE FAMILY PIANO. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “THEY WERE ALWAYS THERE ON TOP OF THE PIANO, BOTH OF THOSE… IN COALDALE, AND PROBABLY IN SLOCAN… I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING DAD PICKED UP SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE... I DON’T KNOW IF HE GOT THEM IN INDIA OR WHERE HE GOT THEM.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041230
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738586000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
32.4
Description
CROCHETED. HANDMADE. NETTED DOUBLE IN BLACK, RED AND SILVER. RED CENTER, BLACK MAIN PIECE AND RED EDGING.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
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DOMESTIC
History
DONOR CLAIMS "NETTING" IS AN ANCIENT ART DATING BACK TO EARLY CIVILIZATION, ORIGINATES FROM FISH NET. NETTING IS SIMPLE AND FASCINATING ONCE THE FUNDAMENTALS HAVE BEEN MASTERED. THE ONLY SKILL NECESSARY IS IN TYING THE KNOT AND DRAWING UP THE LOOP IN A UNIFORM MANNER. DONOR LEARNED THE ART FROM AN AUNT IN THE U.S.A. IN 1957. SHE IS NOW 70 YEARS OLD AND STILL ENJOYS THE CRAFT. (1973).
Catalogue Number
P19738586000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PAPER MESSAGE BASKET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER MESSAGE BASKET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.4
Width
18.9
Description
PINK PAPER BASKET IS FLAT CARDBOARD BACK WITH CROSS-WOVEN POUCH FASTENED TO BOTTOM HALF. BASKET HAS FADED RED RIBBON TIED THROUGH TWO HOLES AT TOP. TWO RED BIRD-LIKE FIGURES ARE GLUED TO BACK AS DECORATION, ONE LARGE & ONE SMALL. PAPER IS SLIGHTLY WORN AND FADED.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
PAPER BASKET WAS LIKELY GIVEN AS A GIFT TO THE REVEREND CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, (DONOR'S FATHER). REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER RELOCATION FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041002
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19900009003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
CLOTH, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
49
Width
47.2
Description
BEADED CLOTH CUSHION COVER. STYLISED FLORAL DESIGNS ALONG EACH SIDE (MARGIN) IN CENTRE. 1 SIDE ONLY BEADED. OPENING ON 1 END FOR CUSHION.
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HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
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. DONOR BELIEVES NICHOLLS ACQUIRED WHEN HE WAS WITH CITY POLICE OR EARLIER AS MEMBER OF ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE (ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE) & ARTIFACT MADE BY MEMBER OF BLOOD TRIBE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P19900009003
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
????
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19910014001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
????
Materials
COTTON, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
48
Width
47
Description
EMBROIDERED ORIENTAL (CHINESE) DESIGNS OF MYTHIC CREATURES, DRAGON & PEACOCK ON A GREEN BACKGROUND. HAND EMBROIDERED. SILK WITH COTTON & SILK THREAD. COTTON LINER. FLAP CLOSURE FOR PILLOW, PINNED CLOSED (HOLES FOR PINS VISIBLE). ORANGE, PURPLE, PINK, GREY, BLACK, WHITE EMBROIDERY.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
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DOMESTIC
History
HAND EMBROIDERED *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS CUSHION COVER DONATED BY ROY HOW. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THE OBITUARY OF HOW PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND OTHER ONLINE SOURCES. ROY SHEK LUN HOW WAS BORN ON 3 JANUARY 1923 IN TABER, ALBERTA TO JOSEPH KEN AND ENG SHEE HOW. HIS SIBLINGS WERE HARRY, ALEX, JACK, AND ANNIE LAM. HE MARRIED ESTHER YUE IN HONG KONG ON 29 APRIL 1950. ESTHER WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HONG KONG, WORKING THERE AS A PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER FOR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS, AND LATER AS AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN HONG KONG. AFTER MARRIAGE, THE COUPLE SETTLED TOGETHER IN TABER. THEIR CHILDREN WERE ANGELA, RACHEL, BENJAMIN, JENNIFER, AND JONATHAN (WHO PASSED AWAY AS AN INFANT). HOW WAS OWNED AND OPERATED J. K. HOW FOODS LTD. (LATER HOW’S IGA FOODLINER) IN TABER. AFTER LIVING MANY YEARS IN TABER, HE AND ESTHER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HOW PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON 16 APRIL 1995. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19910014001
Acquisition Date
1991-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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