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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19880033000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Length
35.5
Width
27.0
Description
A SET OF 6 PRINTS OF ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS DATED 1789. PLATE 1 "DOMESTIC HAPPINESS", PLATE 2 "THE ELOPEMENT", PLATE 3 "THE VIRTUOUS PARENT", PLATE 4 "DRESSING FOR THE MASQUERADE", PLATE 5 "THE TAVERN DOOR", PLATE 6 "THE FAIR PENITENT". EACH PRINT IS IN COLOR.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PRINTED BY G. MORLAND, ENGRAVED BY J.R. SMITH. PUBLISHED JAN. 1ST 1789 BY JR.R. SMITH KING STREET COV'T GARDEN "LONDON". OWNED BY MAYOR HARDIE & BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND BY HARDIE'S MOTHER. DONOR'S HUSBAND DR. PALMER ACQUIRED FROM HARDIE'S SON, JESSE HARDIE IN 1975. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF W. D. L. HARDIE, THE PERSON WHO ORIGINALLY BROUGHT THIS SERIES OF PRINTS TO LETHBRIDGE, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 16, 1942 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. WILLIAM DUNCAN LIVINGSTONE HARDIE WAS BORN NEAR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1862, AND THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO OHIO THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IN 1885 HARDIE MARRIED MARGARET KIRTLEY, AND THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN: IANTHE, AGNES, E.W., JESSE, AND INZOLA. HARDIE FIRST CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1889, WHEN HE BECAME THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GALT NO. 1 MINE. AFTER FOUR YEARS HE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES, WORKING FOR MINING COMPANIES IN PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, AND ALABAMA BEFORE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1896 AS SUPERINTENDENT OF NORTHWEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. IN 1910 HARDIE LEFT THE GALT-OWNED COMPANY AND WORKED AS THE MANAGER OF THE DIAMOND COAL COMPANY UNTIL 1912, WHEN HE RAN FOR AND WON THE OFFICE OF LETHBRIDGE MAYOR. HARDIE SERVED AS MAYOR UNTIL 1928, WHEN HE WAS REPLACED BY ROBERT BARROWMAN. IN 1930 HARDIE HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL RUN FOR THE LETHBRIDG SEAT IN THE PROVINCIAL GENERAL ELECTION. HARDIE WAS ACTIVE WITH THE LETHBRIDGE MASONS, THE ALBERTA UNION OF MUNICIPALITIES, AND HAD AN AVID INTEREST IN ASTROLOGY. HARDIEVILLE, THE FORMER HAMLET NORTHEAST OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS ANNEXED BY THE CITY IN 1978, WAS NAMED AFTER HIM. W. D. L. HARDIE DIED ON JUNE 16, 1942. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19880033000-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880033000
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
49.5
Width
30.5
Description
DEPICTS BLIND GIRL IN ROBES, CARRYING PLATTER OF FLOWERS; MALE BUST IN BACKGROUND. MOUNTED BEHIND WHITE MATTE. TITLED BLIND NYDIA. FRAMED. WOOD FRAME SOMEWHAT MARRED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
"NYDIA BLIND FLOWER GIRL & A HEROINE, TAKEN FROM SIR B. LYTTON'S WORK: "THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII" "GIFT OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT-1886". FOR INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM STAFFORD’S RANCH HOUSE, COLLECTED VIA AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFORD GRANDSON MR. CAM PEAT, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILES OF P19693787000 OR P19694000000. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE INTERVIEWED CAMPBELL PEAT (SON OF NORMAN BONNER AND ANNIE STAFFORD PEAT, AND RETIRED LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKER, FARMER, AND SUSTAINABLE HOME-BUILDER), WHO DONATED THIS PRINT AND P19738547000 TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN HIS MOTHER'S NAME. PEAT SAID: “I GREW UP WITH THESE PICTURES. THEY ARE AS FAMILIAR TO ME AS MY WRIST WATCH… THEY WERE IN OUR HOUSE AT 422 – 12TH STREET SOUTH WHICH IS THE SITE OF STAFFORD PLACE… AND THE HOUSE WAS PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY GRANDMOTHER [JANE] STAFFORD AND IT WAS HER THIRD HOUSE AFTER SHE MOVED UP FROM THE RANCH AFTER THE FLOOD… MY MOTHER AND FATHER TOOK THAT HOUSE OVER, BOUGHT IT FROM [JANE STAFFORD’S] ESTATE, AND I GREW UP IN THERE. I WAS 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD WHEN WE MOVED IN… IT WAS A TWO STOREY HOUSE WITH A STAIRWELL. THIS [P19738514000] WAS ON ONE SIDE OF THE STAIRWELL AND THE HORSE [P19738547000] WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE… THEY WERE GRANDMOTHER’S PICTURES… THIS ONE WAS OBVIOUSLY AN ARAB SHEIK. WE USED TO CALL HIM LAWRENCE OF ARABIA… I DON’T KNOW THE STORY ON HIM BUT HE WAS THERE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME… I SUSPECT THESE TWO WERE GIFTS GIVEN TO MY GRANDMOTHER OVER THE YEARS… MY GRANDMOTHER RECEIVED MANY, MANY GIFTS FROM EARLY LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS, [INCLUDING] PRESBYTERIAN MC KILLOP, AND MAYOR MAGRATH, BOLTON MAGRATH, ETC., IT GOES ON… I’M PRETTY SURE [THESE PRINTS] WERE GIFTS BECAUSE THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SOMETHING MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD BUY… THE NOTE [PRESENT IN THE DONATION PAPERWORK, THAT DESCRIBES THE PRINTS AS GIFTS FROM SIR ALEXANDER GALT] - I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT. I DON’T THINK I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN IT [AT THE TIME OF DONATION] BECAUSE I’VE CORRECTED THE NOTE [TODAY]... THE PICTURES WERE [BROUGHT] HERE WHEN WE CAME OUT TO THIS HOUSE [611 28TH ST B SOUTH] IN ’58 AND THE PICTURES SAT DOWN IN THE BASEMENT UNTIL I GOT AROUND TO RENOVATING IT AND THAT’S WHEN I SENT THEM DOWN TO THE GALT MUSEUM.” INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF THIS PRINT, "BLIND NYDIA", WAS FOUND ON THE AMERICAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WEBSITE AND THE BOOK 'THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII' BY EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON. NYDIA WAS A CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S NOVEL, WHICH WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1834. SHE WAS A BLIND FLOWER SELLER, ENTANGLED IN A LOVE TRIANGLE AND CAUGHT IN POMPEII DURING THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS. DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, THE PUBLIC WAS HIGHLY INTERESTED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII (THE SITE WAS UNEARTHED AND OPENED TO TOURISM IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY). A KEY CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S FICTIONAL INTERPRETATION OF THE HISTORICAL EVENTS AT POMPEII, NYDIA'S ROMANTIC AND TRAGIC END INSPIRED MANY 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES. THIS SPECIFIC PRINT IS A PHOTOENGRAVING TAKEN FROM A PAINTING BY GERMAN ARTIST CARL VON BODENHAUSEN (1852 - 1931). FOR HARDCOPIES OF BOTH THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DIP PEN
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, METAL, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20090016027
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DIP PEN
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
MOTHER OF PEARL, METAL, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
6
Height
1.6
Length
20.5
Width
1.7
Description
CARDBOARD BOXED PEN WITH METAL NIB LYING ON COTTON BATTING – 6 PIECES. 1. LID, WHITE CARDBOARD, RECTANGULAR. MARKED “A.R. JUSTICE & CO., 718 CHESTNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA.” IN PURPLE TEXT IN CENTRE. SOILED THROUHOUT. INTERMITTENT WEAR ON EDGES. 1.4 CM HIGH BY 20.5 CM LONG BY 1.7 CM WIDE. 2. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. ORANGE STAIN ON ONE SIDE. 0.9 CM HIGH BY 11.4 CM LONG BY 1.3 CM WIDE. 3. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. 1.0 CM HIGH BY 7.1 CM LONG BY 1.5 CM WIDE. 4. BASE, WHITE CARDBOARD, RECTANGULAR. SOILED ON BOTTOM. BOTTOM EDGES WORN. 1.4 CM HIGH BY 19.6 CM LONG BY 1.4 CM WIDE. 5. COTTON BATTING. CREAM COLORED. ONE END IS CURLED UNDER. CENTRE OF BATTING HAS BEEN STRETCHED THIN. 1.9 CM HIGH BY 20.3 CM LONG BY 1.8 CM WIDE. 6. PEN. TWISTED MOTHER OF PEARL AND COPPER HANDLE. COPPER WORK DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED SWIRLS. GOLDPLATED NIB MARKED, “E.T., PEARCE, & CO., PROV. RI”. 16.5 CM LONG BY 0.5 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
FINE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016027
Acquisition Date
2009-05
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