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Date Range From
1891
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19990035192
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1891
Date Range To
1895
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
82.5
Width
72.1
Description
BROWN, WOOD FRAME. GREEN MATTE; HAS SOME STAINS ON IT. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF EARLY LETHBRIDGE. VISIBLE ARE GALT GARDENS, SOME STORES -INCLUDING J.H. CAVANAH - AND HORSES AND BUGGIES. ON BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER OF GLASS IS A CLEAR PLASTIC TAG WITH "40" EMBOSSED ON IT. "295 CHINOOK CLUB" IS WRITTEN ON BACK IN BLACK FELT MARKER. TWO WIRES ARE ATTACHED TO TWO METAL HOOKS ON BACK OF FRAME.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
BACK OF FRAME HAD A GREEN PLASTIC TAG STUCK TO IT EMBOSSED WITH "1987.552" -REMOVED BY CATALOGUER. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035192
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PORTRAIT BARONESS COUTTS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19930024000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PORTRAIT BARONESS COUTTS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.8
Width
16.8
Description
HAND COLORED PHOTOGRAPH OF WOMAN SITTING AT DESK READING. PHOTOGRAPH IS ON A CERAMIC PLATE. PLATE IS CHIPPED IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER & SMALLER CHIP BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. IMAGE IS VERY FADED. PAPER BACKING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. MISHAP ON 5 NOVEMBER 2003 RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO THREE OF THE CERAMIC PLATE'S CORNERS. MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS TO TOP AND BOTTOM RIGHT CORNERS. EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE ADDITIONALLY TO BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. SEE INCIDENT REPORT ATTACHED TO HARDCOPY FOR DETAILS. ARTIFACT WAS FOUND WITH A LARGE CRACK THROUGH ITS CENTRE ON 11 MAY 2006 BY A VOLUNTEER DURING THE UNPACKING OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
DONOR SAYS PHOTOGRAPH PRESENTED TO HIS FAMILY FROM BARONESS COUTTS AT TURN OF CENTURY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, DICK COOK, WAS FOUND IN HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. AUSTIN DICK COOK WAS BORN IN 1922 TO CHARLES AND MARJORY COOK OF LETHBRIDGE. HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND PILOTED HALIFAX AND LANCASTER HEAVY BOMBERS ON 22 MISSIONS IN EUROPE. AFTER THE WAR COOK STUDIED AGRICULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND, RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1955, WORKED FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE OF CANADA IN VETERANS LAND ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE AND OLD AGE PENSION DEPARTMENTS. HE EARNED THE RANK OF MAJOR IN THE ARTILLERY RESERVES AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION. COOK WAS MARRIED TWICE AND HAD THREE SONS. HE DIED ON MARCH 26, 2006. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF COOK'S OBITUARY. LIMITED INFORMATION WAS FOUND ON DICK COOK'S PARENTS, CHARLES WILLIAM AND MARJORY, AND NO CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FAMILY AND THE BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS WAS MADE. ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE APRIL 29, 1963 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, CHARLES COOK DIED THAT MONTH AT THE AGE OF 75 - NO OCCUPATION IS LISTED, AND NO OBITUARY FOR MARJORY WAS FOUND. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE SUBJECT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THIS ARTIFACT WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE OF THE GALT HISTORIC RAILWAY PARK, AND THE NOTABLE NAMES DATABASE ONLINE. ANGELA GEORGINA BURDETT-COUTTS WAS BORN IN LONDON IN 1814, THE DAUGHTER OF SIR FRANCIS BURDETT, A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, AND SOPHIA COUTTS, DAUGHTER OF WEALTHY BANKER THOMAS COUTTS. AT AGE 23 ANGELA CAME INTO AN ANNUAL INCOME OF $400,000, AND REFUSED NUMEROUS OFFERS OF MARRIAGE, DEVOTING HERSELF TO PHILANTHROPY. SHE FUNDED NUERMOUS CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, HOUSING PROJECTS, RELIEF FUNDS FOR REFUGEES, AND ESTABLISHED ENGLAND'S NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF THE CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN 1883 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. BURDETT-COUTTS WAS RECOGNIZED BY QUEEN VICTORIA FOR HER BENEVOLENCE AND GIVEN THE TITLE BARONESS OF HIGHGATE AND BROOKFIELD, MIDDLESEX IN 1871. IN 1883 SHE MARRIED HER PERSONAL SECRETARY, AMERICAN WILLIAM ASHMEAD-BARTLETT, WHO WAS 40 YEARS HER JUNIOR. WILLIAM TOOK ON HER LAST NAME AND INVESTED HER MONEY INTO THE NEW BUSINESS VENTURE OF THEIR SOCIETY FRIEND AND CANADAN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO ENGLAND, SIR ALEXANDER GALT. WILLIAM PARTNERED IN GALT'S NORTHWEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY, AND HE AND THE BARONESS WERE COMMEMORATED IN THE NAMING OF VILLAGES, VESSELS, AND STREETS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, THOUGH NEITHER EVER TRAVELLED TO CANADA. THE BARONESS LIVED TO THE AGE OF 92, DYING OF BRONCHITIS IN LONDON IN 1906. SHE IS BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19930024000
Acquisition Date
1993-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
33.5
Width
28.5
Description
WOOD FRAME WITH PRINT OF QUEEN VICTORIA. WOOD FRAME IS RECTANGULAR WITH DOVETAIL JOINTS. EACH PIECE OF FRAME HAS LOW SCROLL WORK PATTERN IN WOOD AND IS PAINTED GOLD WHICH IS WORN AND SCRATCHED. FRAME HAS FLAT PANE OF GLASS TO COVER PRINT. PRINT IS SURROUNDED BY RECTANGULAR GREEN WITH YELLOW HIGHLIGHT CARDBOARD MAT. PRINT IS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND IS IN COLOR. THE PRINT IS OF AN ELDERLY QUEEN WITH WHITE LACE HEAD PIECE. A BROWN CAMEO HANGS FROM HER LEFT ARM AND IN HER HANDS IS A FOLDED PAPER FAN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PRINT WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S PARENTS WHO MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1907 FROM NOVA SCOTIA. HER FAMILY SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE BY 1912. DONOR REMEMBERS THE PRINT HANGING IN HER MOTHER'S BEDROOM. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LANDRY FAMILY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES OF EDWARD AND EMMA LANDRY, AND THEIR DAUGHTER HELEN GRAHAM, THE DONOR OF THIS PRINT. EDWARD A. LANDRY WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA AND CAME TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA C.1907 WITH HIS WIFE EMMA, WHO WAS ALSO BORN IN EASTERN CANADA. INITIALLY EDWARD WORKED IN MINES AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND LATER ACQUIRED A FARM NEAR IRON SPRINGS. EDWARD AND EMMA HAD FIVE DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONS AND THE FAMILY BELONGED TO THE UNITED CHURCH. EDWARD PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 17, 1928 ON THE FARM, AND EMMA FOLLOWED ON AUGUST 5, 1963 AT THE AGE OF 85. THE DONOR, HELEN GRAHAM, WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909, SHORTLY AFTER THE FAMILY'S ARRIVAL IN ALBERTA. SHE GREW UP IN AND AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN MARRIED AUSTIN W. GRAHAM AND THEY HAD TWO SONS, DAVID AND LANNY. SHE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE HUDSON BAY AND T. EATON STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN GRAHAM PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 20, 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
Acquisition Date
1996-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20090016040
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
5
Length
3.8
Width
1.2
Description
(5) GLAZIER'S POINTS, STEEL, PARALLELOGRAM SHAPED. TARNISHED THROUGHOUT. DULL EDGES.
Subjects
GLASS, PLASTICS, CLAYWORKING T&E
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016040
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail