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Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
METAL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.9
Length
9.4
Width
8.5
Description
ALTIMETER, GAUGE, METAL AND GLASS. BLACK FACE WITH BROWNISH RED NUMBERS AND BROWNISH RED AND BLACK NEEDLE, NUMBERS MARKED “0…18” AROUND EDGES, FACE MARKED “ALTITUDE… PIONEER…A743B-1137.” CASE SURROUNDING FACE IS BLACK PAINTED METAL, PAINT LOSS ON FRONT, FOUR HOLES IN FOUR CORNERS AND METAL ROD ON BOTTOM FRONT OF FACE. PAPER LABEL COMING OFF OF BACK OF GAUGE MARKED “UNDER, PATEN(?),” REDDISH BROWN AND PUCE SPLATTERS ON SIDE OF GAUGE.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE ALTIMETER FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON. CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND "STEPHENS" (NICKNAMED STEVIE) FROM FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 1937 SHOWS THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO FIND AN ALTIMETER TO SUIT THEIR NEEDS. IT IS POSSIBLE THIS ARTIFACT IS THE "PIONEER ALTIMETER IN A SECOND HAND STORE FOR WHICH THE YID WANTED BUCKS TWO AND A HALF," STEPHENS WAS REFERRING TO. "LARSON SPENT HIS EARLY DAYS IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL. HIS FATHER WAS A CARPENTER AND MASTER CRAFTSMEN. LARSON BECAME INTERESTED IN AVIATION AFTER LINDBERG FLEW THE ATLANTIC. HE AND HIS FRIENDS, IVAN THOMSON AND JIM FINDLAY, BEGAN BUILDING GLIDERS IN 1929. FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS LARSON WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB. DURING THIS TIME HE MADE WELL OVER 300 GLIDER FLIGHTS. IN 1939 HE SET ONE OF THE FIRST UNOFFICIAL GLIDING RECORDS IN CANADA. LARSON SPENT THE WAR YEARS IN CALGARY AS AN AIRFRAME INSTRUCTOR FOR THE WAR EMERGENCY TRAINING PROGRAM. IN 1947 HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS AN ASSESSOR FOR THE CITY UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1978." UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
P19870010001-069-GA
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19870010044
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19870010001-069-GA
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.5
Length
45.2
Width
16.4
Description
BROWN. 18 IN NO. 4403. HANDLE, TWO CLASPS, KEYED LOCK (KEY MISSING) HINGED OPENING INTERIOR BELT OF SECURING OBJECTS. ONE CLASP BENT.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
"LANGMUR LUGGAGE" BELONGED TO DR. ROY SR., FOUNDER OF ROY CLINIC & EARLY LETHBRIDGE PRACTICIONER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010044
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COWHIDE, BRASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073073
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COWHIDE, BRASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
30.0
Length
51.0
Width
26.5
Description
BROWN LEATHER, LEATHER IS CRACKED THROUGHOUT. HAS ONE MAIN OPENING. INSIDE IS LIGHT BROWN AND HAS 3 POCKETS ON THE SIDES OF MAIN POCKET. THERE ARE 2 BRASS LATCHES AND A LOCK ON TOP OF BAG. TO ONE SIDE IS A LEATHER COVERED HANDLE, AND ON OPPOSITE SIDE ARE HOLES WHERE HANDLE USED TO BE (BROKEN HANDLE IS INCLUDED WITH BAG). THERE IS A BRASS LABEL ON ONE SIDE THAT READS "HYI". THERE IS A STICKER ON ONE SIDE OF BAG THAT READS "HARRY YIP CHONG ING" "CHINA AIRLINES". THERE IS ALSO A PINK, PAPER TAG ATTACHED TO HANLDE THAT READS "AIR CANADA" "AC-05 95-04". THERE IS A PIECE OF BLACK DUCT TAPE ON BOTTOM OF BAG. IMPRESSED INTO BOTTOM OF BAG IS "20" "GENUINE COWHIDE" "338". ONE HANDLE IS BROKEN OFF.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
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
P19950073073
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P19870010058
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.4
Diameter
17.5
Description
WHITE, BLACK. TWO BOWLS, SMALL RIM, BLACK. SOME INTERIOR CHIPPING EVIDENT AND RUST. BODY ENAMELED WHITE WITH BLACK ENAMEL ROLLED RIM.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
NO IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010058
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P19870010059
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
6.1
Diameter
15.3
Description
WHITE, BLACK. THREE BOWLS. SMALL BLACK RIM. SOME CHIPPING EVIDENT. WHITE ENAMEL BODY WITH BLACK ENAMEL ROLLED RIM.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
NO IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010059
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, ENAMELLED
Catalogue Number
P19870010057
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
IRON, ENAMELLED
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.0
Diameter
21.7
Description
HANDLE. LIP CHIPPED ALONG EDGE. WHITE ENAMEL BODY. RIM HAS BLACK ENAMEL TRIM. MINOR CRAZING TO ENAMEL. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
NO IDENTIFYING MARKS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010057
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738566000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
30.5
Description
CIRCULAR CUTTING BOARD. INNER PORTION IS SLIGHTLY RAISED. "M.J. BENNETT" CARVED ON ONE SIDE OF BOARD. CUTTING SURFACE MARRED. SEE CONSERVATION RPT.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PROBABLY HAND MADE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY M.J. BENNETT. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND RECORDS FROM THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT WAS BORN IN 1881 IN WHITNEY, ENGLAND AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA IN 1910 WITH HIS WIFE, ALICE MAY BENNETT (NEE EDWARDS). THEY WERE LIVING IN MEDICINE HAT WHERE BENNETT WORKED AS A CARPENTER WHEN HE ENLISTED WITH THE 175TH BATTALION CEF ON JANUARY 26, 1916. BENNETT SURVIVED THE WAR AND HE AND ALICE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SHAUNESSEY AND LETHBRIDGE AND BENNETT WORKED AS A STREETCAR DRIVER, CARPENTER AND HOTEL OPERATOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB AND LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BENNETT DIED IN 1982. M.J. BENNETT'S GRANDSON, TREVOR BENNETT, PROVIDED SOME FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY IN 2002 (SEE P20020071009). SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672995000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A SNUFFBOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL AND ALICE BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE. THEY PROVIDED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BENNETT FAMILY LIVES AND THE COLLECTION OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY M. J. BENNETT. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19705622000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19738566000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY'S BONNET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073163
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY'S BONNET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
23.5
Width
12.8
Description
WHITE COTTON BABY BONNET WITH EYELET LACE CAP AND TATTED TRIM. TIES (6.2CM W X 33.5CM L) ON EACH SIDE. WHITE RIBBON TIED IN BOW ON LEFT SIDE, SEWN TO TRIM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE ALSO P1995073161/162-GA FOR RELATED ARTIFACTS. *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
P19950073163
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY FEEDER C/W BOX
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, RUBBER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19870010071
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY FEEDER C/W BOX
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS, RUBBER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
3
Length
20.0
Diameter
8.2
Description
GLASS TUBE WITH 2 NIPPLES, 1 AT EACH END. CAPACITY 1 1/4 OZ. APPROX. 2 PCE BOX, BASE AND SLIP COVER. BOX MARKED ON TOP "THE `RIGO' (BRECHT) BABY FEEDER" IN PENCIL "CC 339"
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
"THE "RIGO" (BRECHT) BABY FEEDER", "FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD TO BABIES NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO FEED NATURALLY" ROY CLINIC. ED NATURALLY" *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010071
Acquisition Date
1987-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WORK BOX
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL, PAPER.
Catalogue Number
P20090016001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WORK BOX
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL, PAPER.
No. Pieces
14
Height
12.8
Length
19.9 19.9
Width
27.7
Description
WOODEN NEEDLEWORK BOX, TRAY, LIDS, NEEDLE HOLDERS, VENEER FRAGMENTS AND KEY – 14 PIECES. PLEASE REFER TO PERMANENT FILE FOR DIAGRAM OF BOX WITH LABELED COMPARTMENTS. 1. NEEDLEWORK BOX, DARK WOOD VENEER, RECTANGULAR SHAPE. TOP OF BOX DECORATED WITH TWO TONE DIAMOND SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY, BORDER IS CREAM COLORED, MIDDLE BAND IS MARBELIZED, CENTRE IS CREAM WITH INITIALS "F.M" CARVED INTO THE SURFACE. SIMILAR TWO TONE DIAMOND SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY LOCATED AROUND KEYHOLE ON FRONT OF BOX. PROPER LEFT SIDE OF LID MISSING STRIP OF VENEER GOING ENTIRE LENGTH OF BOX. VENEER ALSO MISSING ON BACK PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND FRONT PROPER LEFT CORNER. INSIDE OF BOX DECORATED WITH PINK SILK, AND CURVY STRIPED GREY AND CREAM PAPER. UNDERSIDE OF LID IS CREAM SILK PIN CUSION WITH METAL CLOSURE, PEARLESCENT BUTTON WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY AND BLACK AND GOLD, FOLIAGE PATTERNED BORDER. PIN CUSHION PULLS OUT TO REVEAL EXPANDABLE PAPER FOLDER. BOX CONTAINS MULTI COMPARTMENT TRAY WHICH LIFTS OUT TO REVEAL LARGE STORAGE SPACE UNDERNEATH. 12.8 CM HIGH BY 19.9 CM LONG BY 27.7 CM WIDE. 2. TRAY WITH SIXTEEN COMPARTMENTS OF VARYING SIZES. WOODEN TRAY COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. FOUR COMPARMENTS COVERED WITH PINK SILK. PAPER PEELING ALONG FRONT, BOTTOM EDGE OF TRAY. 4.5 CM HIGH BY 17.3 CM LONG BY 25.2 CM WIDE. 3. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTER. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.8 CM HIGH BY 6.7 CM LONG BY 5.9 CM WIDE. 4. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. PINK SILK COVERS TOP, GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED FABRIC COVERS BOTTOM. PINK FABRIC LOOP ATTACHED TO PROPER LEFT SIDE OF LID. PINK SILK BAND WITH FOUR SEWN COMPARTMENTS RUNS THROUGH THE TOP CENTRE OF THE LID. APPEARS THAT THE BAND WOULD HAVE HELD TOOLS OF SOME SORT. SILK AND PAPER ARE SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. EDGES OF SILK LOOP ARE FRAYING. 1.3 CM HIGH BY 6.9 CM LONG BY 12.8 CM WIDE. 5. LID, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTRE. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.9 CM HIGH BY 6.7 CM LONG BY 6.0 CM WIDE 6. LID, RECTUANGULAR SHAPED. MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER SHAPED HANDLE IN CENTRE. TOP OF LID COVERED WITH PINK SILK, BOTTOM COVERED WITH GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. LID SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.7 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 11.5 CM WIDE. 7. COMPARTMENT DIVIDER, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. WOOD COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. PAPER SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. PAPER ABSENT ON THREE OUT OF FOUR EDGES OF DIVIDER. 0.3 CM HIGH BY 3.0 CM LONG BY 2.5 CM WIDE. 8. (2) NEEDLE HOLDER BOOKS. OUTSIDE OF HOLDER COVERED IN PINK SILK, INSIDE COVERED IN GREY AND CREAM CURVY STRIPED PAPER. ATTACHED TO INSIDE OF HOLDER IS PIECE OF COTTON FABRIC WITH PINKED EDGES. EACH HOLDS ONE NEEDLE (SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION). HOLDER SOILED AND DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT. 0.8 CM HIGH BY 4.8 CM LONG BY 2.5 CM WIDE. 9. NEEDLE, FINE, STAINLESS STEEL. SMALL EYE MEASURES A LITTLE LESS THAN 0.1 CM. 3.1 CM LONG BY LESS THAN 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 10. NEEDLE, STAINLESS STEEL. SMALL EYE MEASURES LESS THAN 0.1 CM. 3.9 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 11. VENEER, DARK COLORED WOOD. IRREGULAR EDGES. 19.1 CM LONG BY 1.1 CM WIDE. 12. VENEER, DARK COLORED WOOD. IRREGULAR EDGES. 11.8 CM LONG BY 1.3 CM WIDE. 13. KEY, SILVER. OVAL LOOP AT TOP, HOLLOW STEM WITH SMALL NODULE ON END. FOUR CIRCULAR INDENTED BANDS WHERE KEY LOOP MEETS KEY STEM. 0.4 CM HIGH BY 3.0 CM LONG BY 2.0 CM WIDE.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, KATHERINE IVES TWISS, SHE GOT THE BOX FROM EDITH KIRK. SHE SAID, "IT WAS HER MOTHER'S BOX. MISS KIRK GAVE IT TO MY MOTHER [ETTA HENDERSON IVES] TO GIVE TO ME." TWISS WAS GIVEN THE BOX BECAUSE SHE WAS A "STUDENT AND FRIEND" OF KIRK. THE DONATION WAS BROUGHT IN BY TWISS'S DAUGHTER, K.A. STEEL, IN HER LETTER SHE WRITES, "WHEN MISS KIRK PASSED AWAY SHE LEFT AN ANTIQUE JEWELLERY-TYPE BOX... TO TWISS.... MISS KIRK SAYS THAT THE BOX BELONGED TO HER MOTHER AND WAS OVER 100 YEARS OLD. MOST OF ITS CONTENTS WERE VERY OLD AND BROKEN DOWN, BUT VERY INTERESTING. THIS BOX WAS THE ONLY POSSESSION THAT MISS KIRK HAD, AND SHE MUST HAVE LOVED IT DEARLY. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL THAT SHE HAD OF HER MOTHER. SHE BROUGHT IT ALL THE WAY FROM ENGLAND, AND KEPT IT SAFE ALL THROUGHOUT HER LIFE... [WHEN SHE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE] SHE MET MRS. MARGARET (ETTA) HENDERSON IVES, WHO HAD BEEN BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1890, AND THEY BECAME FRIENDS. MISS KIRK GOT SET UP IN A SMALL APARTMENT AND TAUGHT ART LESSONS. MRS. ETTA IVES HAD BOTH OF HER DAUGHTERS, MARGARET AND KATHARINE, TAKE ART LESSONS FROM MISS KIRK. MRS. IVES ALSO BOUGHT A NUMBER OF PAINTINGS FROM MISS KIRK. MISS KIRK WAS A LOVELY, DECENT WOMAN. MARGARET TOOK LESSONS BUT DIDN'T LOVE ART. KATHARINE LOVED ART AND WAS GIVEN MANY, MANY LESSONS. WHEN SHE LOOKS BACK SHE THINKS SHE WAS GIVEN SO MANY LESSONS NOT ONLY TO LEARN TO PAINT, BUT ALSO TO HELP MISS KIRK MAKE A LIVING. MISS KIRK HAD A TINY APARTMENT WHERE KATHARINE TOOK HER LESSONS. KATHARINE REMEMBERS THAT MISS KIRK ONLY HAD A HOT PLATE TO COOK HER MEALS ON. SHE REMEMBERS THAT MISS KIRK ALWAYS SEEMED TO BE COOKING AN EGG FOR HER MEAL. KATHARINE AND MISS KIRK ALSO SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF TIME TOGETHER IN THE COUNTRYSIDE SKETCHING... KATHARINE JUST LIKED MISS KIRK VERY MUCH AND REALLY LIKED THE ART LESSONS. SHE SAID THAT MISS KIRK REALLY KNEW HER COLOURS. MISS KIRK KNEW HOW TO MIX THE PAINTS TO GET JUST THE RIGHT COLOUR... AN ART LESSON COST 25 CENTS PER LESSON. ART SUPPLIES WERE EXPENSIVE AND GETTING ONE NEW COLOUR OF PAINT WAS AN EXCITING ADVENTURE. IT MUST HAVE BEEN HARD FOR MISS KIRK TO PURCASE ALL THE MATERIALS SHE NEEDED FOR HER PAINTINGS... KATHARINE GREW UP, MOVED AWAY... AND THEN MARRIED. MISS KIRK WANTED TO GIVE KATHARINE ONE OF HER PAINTINGS AS A WEDDING GIFT. MISS KIRK WROTE A LETTER TELLING KATHARINE TO COME AND PICK WHICHEVER PAINTING SHE LIKED THE BEST FOR HER WEDDING GIFT. KATHARINE DID PICK A PAINTING AND THAT PAINTING HAS BEEN ON HER WALL ALL OF THESE YEARS... " GALT CURATOR, WENDY AITKENS, DID SOME RESEARCH ON KIRK AND CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR MORE ANSWERS ABOUT THE LIFE OF THIS WOMAN. SEE BELOW, "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PERSENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." FOR PAPERS WRITTEN AND PRESENTED BY MISS EDITH KIRK TO MEMBERS OF THE MATHESIS CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE BETWEEN 1933 AND 1937, SEE ARCHIVAL DONATION P19951042000. THE PAPERS DISCUSS THE EVOLUTION OF ART, MODERN ART, HOW ARTISTS DEVELOP PAINTINGS AND ART APPRECIATION. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO THE BOOK, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK," BY WENDY AITKENS PUBLISHED IN 2015. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016001
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
6.0
Width
3.5
Description
1. CHEST, TORTOISESHELL VENEER. ROUND SILVER BUTTON CAN BE PUSHED IN ORDER TO OPEN CHEST. THREE, ROUND IVORY FEET ON BOTTOM, ONE MISSING. SILVER BANNER ON TOP OF CHEST MARKED, “FM” IN CURSIVE. BACK, PROPER LEFT, BOTTOM CORNER, FRONT, PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND BACK PROPER RIGHT TOP CORNER ARE CHIPPED. INSIDE OF CHEST LINED WITH BLUE, FLORAL DAMASK. 3.1 CM HIGH BY 6.0 CM LONG BY 3.5 CM WIDE. 2. CHARM. AGATE HEART,TRANPARENT BROWN, BLACK, AND WHITE STRIPED. AGATE ANCHOR MISSING ONE ARM, TRANSPARENT ORANGE AND RED SWIRLS. CHARMS CONNECTED BY THREE METAL LOOPS. 0.5 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 2.1 CM WIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCORDING TO DAVE MERESKI, A LOCAL GOLDSMITH, THE METHOD OF DRILLING HOLES AND LINKING THE CHARM TOGETHER WOULD DATE IT SOME TIME AFTER 1920. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FRENCH IVORY, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960053285
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
FRENCH IVORY, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.8
Length
14
Width
7.4
Description
BRUSH OF UNKNOWN FUNCTION. OVAL FRENCH-IVORY BODY CONTAINING THICK BUNCHES OF LONG IVORY-COLORED PLASTIC BRISTLES. FLAT TEAR-DROP SHAPED HANDLE EXTENDS FROM OPPOSITE END. "ENGLAND" STAMPED FAINTLY ON ONE SIDE OF HANDLE. SLIGHTLY SOILED AND WORN THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053285
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE LETTERING BRUSH
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, HAIR
Catalogue Number
P19970041413
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE LETTERING BRUSH
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, HAIR
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.8
Width
0.7
Description
CYLINDRICAL SHAFT OF DARK STAINED WOOD WITH HORSE HAIR BRUSH AT END AND COILED RED STRING AROUND GRIP END. JAPANESE CHARACTERS ARE CARVED DOWN LENGTH OF HANDLE WHICH IS SPLIT FROM END TO END.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
DRAFTING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
BRUSH WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO CORRESPONDED REGULARLY WITH PARISHIONERS, MISSIONARIES AND OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD HE HAD MET. HE ALSO PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS AND NEWSPAPERS FOR THE JAPANESE CANADIAN COMMUNITY. THIS IS ONE OF MANY ITEMS HE POSSESSED TO PERFORM THESE TASKS. 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. THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: “JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY IS A MANUAL ART IN WHICH JAPANESE IDEOGRAPHS ARE EXECUTED BY THE USE OF A “FUDE” BRUSH. THE INK IS PREPARED ON A BLACK RECESSED SMOOTH STONE ON WHICH BLACK “SUMI” (A SPECIAL CHARCOAL SUBSTANCE) IS RUBBED AND MIXED WITH A SMALL QUANTITY OF WATER. THE BRUSH IS DIPPED IN THE PREPARED “SUMI” AND THE IDEOGRAPHS ARE ARTISTICALLY “PAINTED” ON JAPANESE “WASHI” PAPER IF AVAILABLE. IT’S ABSORBENCY TAKES THE BRUSH STROKES THAT ARE BOLDLY MADE IN A GIVEN REGULAR SEQUENCE AND ORDER FOR EACH IDEOGRAPH.”
Catalogue Number
P19970041413
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM, TIN, PAINT, PLASTIC, COPPER, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, PAPER/CARD
Catalogue Number
P19940024001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIN
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM, TIN, PAINT, PLASTIC, COPPER, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, PAPER/CARD
No. Pieces
79
Description
ALL PINS ARE STEEL WITH A TIN CAP THAT HAS A PAPER DECORATION COVERED IN A LACQUER UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. 1. ADVERTISING BUTTON: 3.8CM (D) HAS A STEEL PIN THAT WAS BENT IN MIDDLE WITH ONE END COVERING THE DIAMETER AND THE OTHER FORMING A HALF CIRCLE AND IS FIT UNDER THE LIP OF THE BUTTON TO SECURE IT. THE FRONT IS OFF-WHITE AND IN RED LETTERING STATES "GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCTS OF CANADA LIMITED RETAIL BRANCH REGINA OIL CHANGED AT____________ MILES LUBRICATED AT_______MILES HYPOID CHANGED AT___________MILES". PAPER IS WARPED UNDERNEATH LACQUER, HAS SURFACE DIRT, SOME CORROSION ON BACK AND PIN. 2. ADVERTISING BUTTON: 3.3CM (D). PIN HAS ALUMINUM LAYER ON BACK WHICH IS CONCAVE IN SHAPE AND HAS ONE HOLE WHERE THE PIN AND ITS END COME THROUGH, AND A CRESCENT SHAPED HOLE ON THE OTHER SIDE WHICH THE PIN LATCHES INTO. PIN IS BLUE AND READS IN WHITE LETTERING "RIDE THE GREEN LANE OF SAFETY IN A NEW 1939 HUDSON" ON THE FRONT. ALSO HAS A PICTURE OF A WHITE CAR DRIVING ON A GREEN ROAD IN THE MIDDLE. HAS MINOR CORROSION ON PIN AND UNDER ALUMINUM. 3. ADVERTISING PIN: 3.2CM (D). PIN HAS BEEN WRAPPED UNDER THE LIP AND HAS BEEN BENT ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF POINT TO PRODUCE A HOOK FOR SECURING PIN. OFF WHITE FRONT SAYS IN RED LETTERS "GILLESPIE MAID CEREAL" WITH A BLUE, RED AND WHITE BIG BILLED BIRD EATING A BOX OF CEREAL AND TWO MORE BY HIS FEET. UNDERNEATH IN BLUE IT READS ""IT FILLS THE BILL"". HAS SOME SCRATCHES AND SURFACE DIRT, HAS MUCH CORROSION ON BACK. 4. YMCA BUTTON: 1.9CM (D). ON BACK HAS PAPER FITTED IN THAT READS "INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CITY. PAT.FEB. 16-'97" AND TINY WRITING BELOW ALL IN BLACK PRINT. THE PIN IS STRAIGHT ACROSS AND ONE END WRAPS HALF WAY UNDER BUTTON LIP. WHITE FRONT HAS AN INVERTED RED TRIANGLE WITH WHITE CENTER AND IN BLUE INK AT TOP READS "I AM A" AND IN BLUE RECTANGLE WITH WHITE LETTERS READS "YMCA" AND IN BLUE LETTERS AT THE BOTTOM READS "BOOSTER". PAPER IS FADING AND WORN ON BACK, SOME MINOR SIGNS OF CORROSION, 5. SAME AS #4. 6. SAME AS #5. 7. YMCA BUTTON: 1.6CM (D). PAPER ON BACK IS SAME AS #4 EXCEPT SMALLER AND BOTTOM SMALL WRITING IS DIFFERENT. PIN IS PLACED IN SAME AS #4. FRONT OF BUTTON IS SAME AS #4 EXCEPT IT ONLY HAS THE TRIANGLE WITH "YMCA" ACROSS IT AND NO OTHER WRITING. PIN IS ALSO MORE YELLOW THAN #4. SOME SMALL SCRATCHES ON SURFACE. 8. AVIATION BUTTON: 2.3CM (D). PIN IS LIKE #4. FRONT IS BLUE-GREEN WITH GOLD TRIM, WRITING AND PICTURE. READS "HOWIE WING CADET AVIATION CORPS". WITH A PICTURE OF A PILOT'S HEAD WITH WINGS ON EITHER SIDE. ALONG EDGE OF BUTTON IN BLUE IT READS "E.C. FORD, REG'D. MONTREAL". MUCH CORROSION ALONG BACK AND SOME ON PIN. COLOURS ARE FADED. 9. SAME AS #8 EXCEPT FRONT COLOURS ARE NOT FADED AND APPEAR NAVY BLUE. NOT AS MUCH CORROSION ON BACK OR WARPING, AND PIN IS STRAIGHT. 10. EXHIBITION PIN: 4.4CM (D). PIN PLACED IN SAME AS #4. FRONT IS GOLD WITH BLACK WRITING AND ONE OUTER AND ONE INNER BLACK CIRCLE OUTLINES. IN BETWEEN CIRCLES READS "LINDSAY CENTRAL EXHIBITION" AND READS IN CENTRE "1928". BACK AND PIN ARE CORRODING QUICKLY, AND HAS SMALL WHITE SPOTS ON BACK. 11. COMMEMORATIVE PIN: 2.4CM (D). PIN SAME AS #4 EXCEPT SLIGHTLY OFFSIDE. HAS OFF-WHITE TOP WITH BLUE LETTERING THAT READS "80 YEARS OF PROGRESS TLC 1873 - 1953". ON SIDE READS "WELLINGS-TORONTO". HAS A SMALL AMOUNT OF CORROSION ON BACK. 12. EXHIBITION PIN: 4.5CM (D). PIN SAME AS #4. WHITE TOP HAS BLUE LETTERS AND PICTURE. IT READS "LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION" AND HAS PICTURE OF HORSE HEAD ON LEFT, COW HEAD ON RIGHT, WHEAT IN BETWEEN THEM AND ON BOTTOM, AND CHICKEN HEAD IN CIRCLE BELOW HORSE/COW. 13. WAR BUTTON: 2.2CM (D). OFF WHITE BUTTON HAS PIN LIKE #4. ON FRONT IS BROWN OUTLINE OF A HAND GIVING THE "THUMBS-UP" SIGNAL. BELOW IN RED IT READS "WAR SAVER". ON SIDE IT READS IN RED "BY STANLEY TORONTO". HAS MINIMAL CORROSION ON BACK AND PIN. 14. SAME AS #13 EXCEPT IS MORE YELLOW, AND HAS BLUISH UNDERSIDE. 15. SAME AS #13 EXCEPT IS MORE YELLOW AND HAS MORE CORROSION UNDERNEATH. 16. SAME AS #13 EXEPT IS MORE YELLOWISH AND HAS MORE UNDERSIDE CORROSION. 17. SAME AS #13 EXCEPT IS YELLOW WITH DIRT AROUND EDGE, AND HAS MORE CORROSION. 18. SAME AS #13 EXCEPT IS YELLOW AND HAS A FAIR AMOUNT OF DIRT AND CORROSION. 19. SAME AS #13 EXCEPT IS DARKER YELLOW AND HAS A BIT MORE CORROSION. 20. "SAYING" BUTTON: 3.3CM (D). HAS SAME PIN AS #4. BUTTON HAS ORANGE AND CREAM COLOURED CHECKS AROUND OUTSIDE OF TOP, AND INSIDE IS CREAM WITH NAVY BLUE WRITING "WHATA WORM" AND NAVY PICTURE OF BIRD WITH WORM COMING OUT OF ITS BEAK IN A CURVE PATTERN. BUTTON IS SLIGHTLY WARPED AND HAS CORROSION ON BACK AND PIN. 21. "SAYING" BUTTON: 3.6CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. HAS CREAM BACKGROUND ON TOP AND RED CHECKS AROUND CIRCUMFERENCE AND IN BLUE IT READS "ALL I WANT IS LOVE". HAS MINOR SIGNS OF CORROSION ON BACK AND ON PIN. PIN TIP IS SILVER. 22. "SAYING" BUTTON: SAME AS #21 EXCEPT HAS BLUE CHECKS AND IN RED STATES "LET'S GET LIT". 23. RELIGIOUS BUTTON: 2.3CM (D). HAS SAME PIN AS #4. CREAMY BACKGROUND HAS PURPLE, PINK, GREEN, AND BROWN FLOWERS AND LEAVES AT BOTTOM, AND MOUNTAIN OVER WATER IN MIDDLE. IN BLACK IT SAYS "WALK HONESTLY". THE BACK HAS MINIMAL CORROSION AND ON PIN. 24. RELIGIOUS BUTTON: SAME AS #23 EXCEPT HAS DIFFERENT RED FLOWERS AT BOTTOM AND READS IN BLACK "BE OF GOOD CHEER". HAS A LITTLE BIT MORE CORROSION. 25. RELIGIOUS BUTTON: 2.3CM (D). HAS PAPER IN BACK THAT READS "MANUFACTURED BY THE HAMMOND PUBLISHING CO. MILWAUKEE, WIS.". THE TOP IS YELLOW WITH WHITE, PURPLE, AND ORANGE FLOWERS AND LEAVES. IS A BUTTERFLY TO THE RIGHT. IT READS IN BLACK ""CAST THY BURDEN ON THE LORD"". TO THE SIDE IS A "C" IN A CIRCLE FOR COPYRIGHT. 26. CLUB BUTTON: 2.2CM (D). HAS PIN LIKE #4. FRONT IS GREEN WITH GOLD TRIM AND DESIGNS. HAS GOLD STAR THAT READS "ROOSEVELT GARNER CLUB" IN GREEN AND IN BANNER BELOW READS "CALIFORNIA" ALSO IN GREEN. ON SIDE IN GREEN SAYS, "BASTIAN BROS CO." WITH A TINY INSIGNIA THEN, "ROCHESTER N.Y.". LITTLE SIGN OF CORROSION. 27. CLUB BUTTON: 2.3CM (D). PIN SAME AS #4. ON FRONT TOP IS YELLOW WITH BLUE WRITING THAT READS "ALWAYS BE CAREFUL". BOTTOM IS RED AND READS IN YELLOW "ALEMITE BRIGADIERS CLUB". IN MIDDLE IS BLUE CIRCLE WITH "ABC" WRITTEN IN YELLOW. SOME SMALL SCRATCHES ON FRONT. 28. CLUB BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). PIN SAME AS #4. BACK HAS PAPER THAT READS "HODGES BADGE CO. 166 ESSEX ST. BOSTON, MASS.". TOP IS PURPLE WITH GOLD CREST THAT HAS PURPLE WRITING THAT READS "LIONS L INTERNATIONAL". PIN IS BENT, HAS DIRT ON PAPER. LETTER AFTER "ST." IS ILLEGIBLE DUE TO DIRT. HAS CORROSION ON BACK AND PIN. 29. CLUB PIN: 3.8CM (D). PIN SAME AS #4. PIN IS BLUE ON TOP WITH WHITE WRITING OVER THE TOP THAT READS "HILLIARD CLUB 1934" AND ON BOTTOM "SEIGNIORY CLUB CONVENTION". IN MIDDLE IS A PICTURE OF A SOLDIER WITH A HELMET AND SWORD WEARING A RED CROSS AND A SHIELD THAT SAYS IN RED "DOMINION LIFE". HE IS PROTECTING A WOMAN SITTING AND HOLDING A CHILD. CREST IS RED, PICTURE IS WHITE. BACK IS CORRODING, AS IS PIN. 30. CLUB PIN: 3.1CM (D). SAME PIN AS #3. OFF WHITE TOP HAS RED LETTERING THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN" OVER TOP AND BOTTOM, AND IN BLUE IN MIDDLE READS "PATRIOTIC LEAGUE". HAS SOME DIRT ON TOP. IS CORRODING UNDERNEATH AND ON PIN A LITTLE BIT. 31. RELIGION BUTTON: 2CM (D). HAS SAME PIN AS #4. BUTTON HAS BACK THAT IS GREY AND READS INSIDE OF TWO BLUE CIRCLES "WM. H. DIETZ 10 SO. ....(?) AVE. CHICAGO. ILL. U.S.A.". TOP IS YELLOW AND HAS WHITE CROSS WITH BLACK AND GREEN OUTLINE AND WHITE LILIES AND GREEN LEAVES. AT TOP IN BLACK IT SAYS "HE IS RISEN". THIS IS NOT PAPER WITH LACQUER, IT IS PAINT ON TOP. PAINT IS SCRATCHED, HAS SOME DIRT UNDERNEATH, AND THE THE PAINT ON BACK IS ALSO SCRATCHED. 32 BIRTHDAY PIN: 1.7CM (D). HAS SAME PIN AS #4. ON BACK HAS GREY PAINT AND IN PURPLE PAINT IT READS "DAVID C. COOK PUBLISHING CO. ELGIN NEW YORK BOSTON" WITH TWO PURPLE SCROLLS. THE TOP IS PURPLE-PINK AND HAS ORANGE CANDLE FLAMES AND WRITING THAT SAYS "BIRTHDAY GREETINGS", AND HAVE CREAM CANDLES AND WRITING THAT SAYS "FROM YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL". THIS BUTTON IS PAINTED AND NOT WITH PAPER AND LACQUER COVERING. PAINT IS CHIPPING ON TOP AND BOTTOM, PIN SHOWS SOME SIGNS OF CORROSION. 33. BUTTON: 2.4CM (D). BUTTON IS A CUPEROUS METAL (BRASS?). PIN IS ATTACHED TO FLAT BACK BY A PROTRUDING CLASP THAT FORMS A HINGE ON ONE SIDE AND HOOKS INTO AN EYE AT THE OTHER END. HAS PAINT AND PAPER WITH LACQUER FINISH ON TOP. THE TOP HAS A BLUE CIRCULAR CENTRE WITH A DEPRESSED GREY OUTLINE AROUND IT, THEN A THIN RING OF WHITE, AND AGAIN THE GREY OUTLINE. OUTER RING IS BLUE WITH DEPRESSED GREY OUTLINE, THIN WHITE RING, AND FINALLY THE GREY OUTLINE. SOME CORROSION ON BACK. 34. BUTTON: 1.6CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. ON BACK IS GREY PAINT AND READS IN BLUE "DAVID C. COOK PUBLISHING CO, ... ELGIN NEW YORK, BOSTON ...". TOP IS YELLOW PAINT WITH GREEN BORDER WREATH WITH A CREAM RIBBON AT THE BOTTOM. IN MIDDLE IS A CREAM BANNER THAT READS "C I C" IN GREEN LETTERS. PAINT IS SCRATCHED ON BOTH SIDES. SOME SIGN OF CORROSION ON TOP. 35. BUTTON: 1.6CM (D). PIN IS SAME STYLE AS #4, EXCEPT POINTED END IS BENT IN "S" SHAPE. UNDERNEATH OF PIN IS PAPER THAT READS "THE STANDARD PUBLISHING CO 9TH & CUTTER STS. CINCINNATI O." TOP IS BLUE WITH WHITE OUTLINE CIRCLE AND WHITE LETTERING THAT GOES FROM SMALL TO BIG, TO SMALL AND READS "OTHERS". MINOR CORROSION ON BACK. 36. BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. TOP IS OFF-WHITE AND READS IN BLUE LETTERING "A.C.B. INTER-SCHOOL A.A." IN A SEMI-CIRCLE OVER TOP, AND READS STRAIGHT ACROSS "CADOMIN ALBERTA 1932". SOME CORROSION ON BACK AND PIN. 37. CLUB BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. TOP IS YELLOWISH WITH RED LETTERING THAT READS "..JOE.E.BROWN..SMILERS CLUB", AND ON SIDE "BY STANLEY TORONTO". ON TOP MIDDLE IS A BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE OF A MAN'S HEAD AND SHOULDER WEARING A TIE AND HAS A SMILE. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH HE IS FRAMED BY RIPPED PAPER. 38. BUTTON: 2.2CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. UNDERNEATH BUTTON IS PAPER THAT READS "MADE BY EHRMAN MFG CO. BOSTON MASS" WITH A LOGO BELOW THAT READS "AMERICAN ... LIPSSA MANUFACTURE" AND AT BOTTOM "FACTORY ...UFORD N H". TOP IS OFF-WHITE WITH A FLAG IN THE MIDDLE THAT HAS VERTICAL FROM LEFT TO RIGHT BLACK, YELLOW, RED STRIPES AND ON THE YELLOW STRIPE A CREST. BELOW READS "BELGIUM" IN BLACK. TOP HAS SOME DIRT, CORROSION ON BACK AND PIN. 39. PET BUTTON: 2.5CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. TOP IS BLACK AND READS IN YELLOW "THOROUGHBRED QUALITY GUTTA PERCHA PRODUCTS" WITH THE PICTURE OF A BROWN AND WHITE DOG WITH A COLLAR THAT READS "PERKY" ON IT. ON THE SIDE IN YELLOW IT READS "BY STANLEY TORONTO". BACK IS DENTED, HAS SOME CORROSION, AND PIN IS BENT. 40. PET BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. FRONT IS OFF-WHITE WITH THE PICTURE OF A MOUNTAIN-GOAT IN BLACK AND WHITE. BACK HAS SIGNS OF ACTIVE CORROSION. PIN IS BENT. 41. PET BUTTON: 2.1CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. TOP IS PAINTED GREEN WITH A HORIZONTAL WHITE STRIP AND THE PICTURE OF A BROWN DOG LABELED UNDERNEATH IN BLACK "IRISH TERRIER". ON SIDE IT READS "MADE IN U.S.A." IN BLACK. MINOR SCRATCHES IN PAINT ON TOP, MINOR CORROSION ON BACK. 42. PET BUTTON: 2.1CM (D). SAME AS #41 EXCEPT TOP HAS PICTURE OF A BROWN GERMAN SHEPARD STANDING ON A BEACH, WITH A SAILBOAT ON THE WATER IN THE BACKGROUND. HAS DOG'S SHADOW ON SAND. READS IN BLACK BELOW "POLICE DOG". 43. PET BUTTON: SAME AS #41 EXCEPT BACKGROUND IS PAINTED YELLOW WITH A RED STRIPE THROUGH THE MIDDLE AND BELOW BACKGROUND IS MORE ORANGE THAN TOP. HAS A PICTURE OF A BLACK LONG HAIRED DOG THAT IS LABELED IN BLACK BELOW "POODLE". 44. PET BUTTON: SAME AS #41 EXCEPT TOP IS YELLOW BACKGROUND WITH ORANGE CRISS-CROSSES. AND HAS AN ORANGE STRIP WITH THE BOTTOM BEING GREEN AND WHITE VERTICAL STRIPES. HAS A PICTURE OF A SMALL BLACK DOG AND IS LABELLED "SCOTTISH TERRIER". 45. PET BUTTON: SAME AS #41 EXCEPT HAS A BLACK UPPER BACKGROUND AND IS BLUE BELOW. HAS A PICTURE OF A BIG WHITE DOG THAT READS "BULL TERRIER". 46. PET BUTTON: SAME AS #41 EXCEPT HAS A PICTURE OF A BLACK DOG STANDING ON GREEN GRASS WITH MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND AND A PINK SKY. THIS ONE IS LABELED "SCHIPPERKE". 47. PET BUTTON: 3.9CM (L) X 3.6CM (W). MOTHER-OF-PEARL SHIELD HAS AN OVAL HOLE AT THE TOP. PIN ON BACK HAS BROKEN OFF. ON FRONT IS A BRASS-COPPER FIGURE ATTACHED TO THE SHIELD. THIS IS A DEER JUMPING OVER SOMETHING, AT THE BASE IS A SMALL NAIL THAT HOLDS THE PLATE ON THE MOTHER-OF-PEARL. HAS SOME CORROSION. HAS SMALL CRACKS IN THE MOTHER-OF-PEARL. 48. RED CROSS BUTTON: 2.3CM (D). HAS SAME PIN AS #3. BACK IS PAINTED IN BLACK "MADE IN CANADA BY GENERAL STEEL WARES LIMITED --- MONTREAL". TOP IS PAINTED OFF-WHITE WITH A BLUE MAPLE LEAF AND IN THE CENTRE OF THE LEAF IS A WHITE CROSS, AND IN ITS CENTRE IS A RED CROSS. HAS SOME MINOR SCRATCHES IN THE PAINT, AND MINOR CORROSION. 49. RED CROSS BUTTON: SAME AS #48 EXCEPT HAS A FEW MORE SCRATCHES. 50. RED CROSS BUTTON: SAME AS #48 EXCEPT HAS A RED BACKGROUND AND A GOLD MAPLE LEAF, AND BELOW IN BLACK IS WRITTEN "JUNIOR". HAS A DENT IN THE STEEL. 51. RED CROSS BUTTON: SAME AS #48 EXCEPT HAS PURPLE BACKGROUND AND A GREEN LEAF WITH THE LABEL "JUNIOR" IN BLACK UNDERNEATH. 52. RED CROSS BUTTON: SAME AS #48 EXCEPT HAS GOLD BACKGROUND AND GREEN LEAF WITH "JUNIOR" WRITTEN IN BLACK BELOW. 53. RED CROSS BUTTON: SAME AS #48 EXCEPT SEEMS TO HAVE A BLUE BACKGROUND AND GOLD CROSS, PAINT IS BADLY CHIPPED. 54. RED CROSS BUTTON: 1.5CM (D). SAME PIN AS "4. HAS GOLD BACK, AND OFF-WHITE TOP WITH A RED HEART PAINTED IN THE MIDDLE AND IN BLUE "1940" UNDER CROSS AND "M" ON SIDE. HAS MINOR SCRATCHES. 55. RED CROSS BUTTON: SAME AS #54 EXCEPT COLOUR IS SLIGHTLY FADED AND HAS DENT. 56. RED CROSS BUTTON: 1.5CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. HAS PAINTED OFF-WHITE TOP WITH A BLUE BORDER AND A RED CROSS IN THE MIDDLE. HAS MINOR SCRATCHES. 57. RED CROSS BUTTON: 2.3CM (D). YELLOW PLASTIC FLAT BACK HAS PLASTIC HOLDER FOR PIN WHICH IS BENT AT NINETY DEGREE ANGLE AND HOOKS IN TO A PLASTIC EYE. FRONT HAS CLEAR YELLOW PLASTIC LAYER WITH PAPER UNDERNEATH. PAPER HAS BLUE CIRCLE BORDER WITH RAISED GOLD LETTERING THAT READS "CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY". INNER CIRCLE IS GOLD WITH RAISED GOLD SCULPTED DESIGN AND LETTERING THAT READS ".BLOOD DONOR SERVICE". IN CENTRE IS A RED CROSS. PAPER HAS A RIP. PLASTIC IS SCRATCHED. 58. CLUB BUTTON: 2.3CM (D). PIN SAME AS #4. HAS WHITE TOP WITH BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE OF A SINGER AND STRINGED INSTRUMENT PLAYER ON A HILL AND READS IN BLACK LETTERING "HAPPY HERALDERS" ON TOP, ON SIDE " RYRIE-BIRKS-TORONTO". SHOWS MINOR SIGNS OF CORROSION. 59. CLUB BUTTON: SAME AS #58 EXCEPT IS YELLOWING. 60. CLUB BUTTON: SAME AS #58 EXCEPT IS YELLOWING AND SHOWS SIGNS OF ACTIVE CORROSION. 61. POLITICAL BUTTON: 1.9 CM (D). OFF-WHITE TOP HAS BLUE LETTERING THAT READS "ALBERTA SOCIAL CREDIT" WITH THESE INITIALS OVERLAPPING IN THE CENTRE. HAS A PICTURE OF A WEIGH SCALE WITH THE TWO BASKETS BEING ON EITHER SIDE OF THE INITIALS. HAS SOME SURFACE DIRT, IS CORRODING ON BACK. 62. POLITICAL BUTTON: SAME AS #61 EXCEPT IS YELLOWING AND CORROSION IS SHOWING THROUGH TOP IN PLACES. 63. BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). TEAL BUTTON HAS OFF-WHITE CIRCLE AND RECTANGLE AT BOTTOM. IN CIRCLE IN TEAL READS "CHAUFFEUR 1946 ALBERTA", IN RECTANGLE "14472" IN BLACK. IN CENTER IS ALBERTA FLAG IN A CREST. IS DENTED ON BACK AND CORRODING. PIN SAME AS #3. 64. BUTTON: 1.7CM (D). GOLD BACK IS PAINTED IN BLACK "DAVID C. COOK PUBLISHING CO. ELGIN NEW YORK BOSTON". TOP IS PAINTED OFF WHITE AND IN RED READS "RALLY DAY". HAS TWO IDENTICAL RED FLAGS WITH THEIR POLES CROSSED WITH A UNION JACK IN THE CORNER AND A CREST MORE IN THE MIDDLE. PIN SAME AS #4. MINOR SCRATCHES ON PAINT. 65. BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). PAPER ON BACK READS IN BLACK PRINT "EATON'S THE STORE FOR YOUNG CANADA". TOP IS GREEN WITH A PICTURE OF SANTA CLAUS HOLDING A WHITE SIGN THAT READS IN RED LETTERING "FROM SANTA AT EATON'S". PIN SAME AS #4. SOME MINOR SPOTS OF CORROSION ON BACK AND PIN. 66. BUTTON: 2.2CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. OFF-WHITE PIN HAS RED BORDER AND OFF-WHITE PRINT THAT READS "NATIONAL . SALESMENS . CRUSADE ." IN CENTRE IN BLUE IT READS "SALES MEAN JOBS". IS CORRODING ON BACK. 67. BUTTON: 2.5CM (D). PIN SAME AS #3. ON BACK IS ETCHED "UNION LABEL ROCH. N." WITH AN INSIGNIA. ON FRONT TOP IS LIGHT BLUE AND BOTTOM IS WHITE. READS IN BLACK "I.B.E.W. A.F.OF L.". HAS A BLACK AND WHITE SKETCH OF A CLENCHED FIST AND WRIST WITH ZIG-ZAGS EMITTING FROM THE FIST. HAS A DIFFERENT LOGO ON EITHER SIDE OF FIST. SIDE READS "BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y.". IS CORRODING ON ONE SPOT ON BACK. 68. SUPERMAN BUTTON: 2.0CM (D). ON BACK IN BLUE PAINT IT READS "KELLOGG'S PEP" AND UPSIDE-DOWN "MADE IN U.S.A.". FRONT IS PAINTED OFF-WHITE WITH A PICTURE OF SUPERMAN WEARING RED AND WHITE, AND READS ON THE RIGHT IN BLACK "SUPERMAN". ON SIDE IT READS "COPYRIGHT D.C. INC.". PAINT IS CHIPPING, HAS MINOR SPOTS OF CORROSION. 69. ROYALTY BUTTON: 3.3CM (D). STEEL CAP IS PAINTED ON TOP, HAS GATHERED EDGE. PIN IS SAME AS #4. TOP IS CREAM WITH A PICTURE OF EDWARD VIII IN UNIFORM FROM THE CHEST UP LOOKING STRAIGHT OUT. HAS CORROSION ON BACK. 70. ROYALTY BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. TOP IS GREEN-GREY WITH BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF KING GEORGE VI IN PROFILE, WEARING A SUIT. SOME CORROSION ON BACK. 71. ROYALTY BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. TOP IS OFF-WHITE WITH A BLACK AND WHITE PROFILE PHOTOGRAPH OF KING GEORGE VI IN UNIFORM. HAS TINY MARKS ON HIS FACE, SOME MINOR CORROSION ON BACK. 72. ROYALTY BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. TOP IS OFF-WHITE AND HAS A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH. BOTH ARE FACING FORWARD WITH GEORGE IN UNIFORM AND ELIZABETH IN A FLAPPER DRESS. ON THE SIDE IN BLACK IT READS "MADE IN TORONTO". HAS SOME SMALL SCRATCHES AND MINOR SPOTS OF CORROSION ON BACK. 73. ROYALTY BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. TOP IS YELLOW WITH OVAL FRAMED BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES OF GEORGE VI IN UNIFORM ON THE LEFT, AND QUEEN ELIZABETH ON THE RIGHT IN FLAPPER DRESS. THE FRAMES HAVE A CROWN IN THE MIDDLE ABOVE THEM, AND ARE TRIMMED WITH GREEN VINES. ON THE BOTTOM IN RED PRINT IS AN INSIGNIA AND THEN READS "WELCOME TO CANADA -1939-", AND ON SIDE "E.C. FORD REG'D, MONTREAL". CORNERS ARE WORN, PIN IS BENT, SOME CORROSION. 74. ROYALTY BUTTON: 3.2CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. TOP IS PALE GREEN WITH BLUE WRITING AROUND PERIPHERY THAT READS "CORONATION OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH" WITH "1937" IN THE MIDDLE. BACK HAS BLUE LINES OF LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE WITH RED REPRESENTATIONS OF "CANADA" "INDIA" "BRITISH ISLES" "SOUTH AFRICA" AND "AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND" AROUND THE EDGES. IN THE CENTRE ARE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF KING GEORGE ON THE LEFT AND QUEEN ELIZABETH ON THE RIGHT. THEY HAVE A CROWN ABOVE AND BETWEEN THEM AND TWO FLAGS FOLDED TOGETHER OF THE BRITISH FLAG AND THE CANADIAN ENSIGN (?). PIN IS BENT, HAS SOME CORROSION IN THE BACK. 75. ROYALTY PIN: 3.3CM (D). SAME PIN AS #4. HAS RED BORDER THAT READS IN WHITE RECTANGLE IN BLACK LETTERS "MADE IN CANADA BY E.C. FORD, MONTREAL". THEN IS A WHITE RING THAT READS IN BLACK "25TH ANNIVERSARY KING GEORGE V AND QUEEN MARY 1910-1935". IN BLACK AND WHITE IS A SIDE BY SIDE PROFILE OF THE ROYAL COUPLE, AND AROUND THEM IS A BLUE CIRCLE WITH VARIOUS FLAGS IN THE SHAPES OF CRESTS AND SHIELDS, WITH A CROWN ABOVE THEIR HEADS. HAS MINOR CORROSION ON BACK. 76. ROYALTY BUTTON: SAME AS #75 EXCEPT HAS A RIP IN THE CARDBOARD AND TWO SMALL ROUND DENTS IN THE BACK. 77. ROYALTY BUTTON: 2.1CM (D). BACK HAS LAYER OF ALUMINUM THAT IS CONCAVE WITH TWO SMALL HOLES ON ONE SIDE WHERE THE PIN COMES THROUGH WITH THE END WOVEN UP AND SECURED RIGHT BESIDE IT. OPPOSITE THIS SIDE IS A CRESCENT SHAPED OPENING WHERE THE PIN HOOKS IN PLACE. ON IT IS ETCHED "MADE IN JAPAN". TOP IS OFF-WHITE WITH BLACK LETTERING READING "IN COMMEMORATION OF CORONATION" WITH THE BRITISH FLAG IN THE MIDDLE. 78. ROYALTY BUTTON: 2.0CM (D). PIN IS SAME AS #4. TOP HAS RED BORDER AND BLUE BACKGROUND WITH A COLOUR PHOTO OF KING GEORGE VI, QUEEN ELIZABETH, AND THE CHILD PRINCESS ELIZABETH. ABOVE THEM IS A CROWN. BACK IS CORRODING. 79. POPPY PIN: 4.6CM (L). RED CARDBOARD POPPY IS FUZZY ON TOP WITH SCALLOPED EDGES IN SHAPE OF A POPPY. HAS BLACK FELT ROUND MIDDLE PIECE, WHICH IS HELD TO RED POPPY WITH A PIN WHOSE HEAD IS ON TOP. PIN IS BENT PARALLEL WITH CARDBOARD, AND BENT AT END TO FORM HOOK. ON BACK OF RED CARBOARD IS PRINTED IN ALTERNATE A TRIANGLE WITH A HAND HOLDING A MALLET IN THE CENTRE AND READS "VETCRAFT". THERE IS ALSO A ROUNDED INSIGNIA WITH "BRITISH.EMPIRE.SERVICE.LEAGUE" AROUND EDGE AND "CANADIAN" IN A BANNER, WITH "LEGION" BELOW. THERE IS A MAPLE LEAF IN THE MIDDLE. POPPY MATERIAL IS WORN, AND CARDBOARD IS FOLDED AND TORN IN AREAS.
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History
BUTTONS AND OTHER ARTIFACTS FOUND IN BOX IN BARRACK BAY AT LOCATION OF STREETS ALIVE DURING RENOVATIONS. OWNER NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19940024001
Acquisition Date
1994-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SET, FOUR VALENTINES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19980063032
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, FOUR VALENTINES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. 12.5CM (L) X 10.1CM (W). WHITE PAPER GREETING CARD, FOLDED AT TOP. COVER EMBOSSED WITH TWO CHERUBS FRAMED IN HEART, AND SEVERAL PETUNIAS; PINK, PURPLE, BLUE, AND GREEN. PRINTED INSIDE IN BLACK, WITH POEM ENTITLED "CAN YOU GUESS" HANDWRITTEN ON BACK, "MISS. ESTELLA CHALMERS FROM W.H.". 2. 14.6CM (W) X 14.7CM (L). SQUARE PAPER FOLDED INTO TWO-PLY CARD; SCALLOPED EDGES. PINK WITH BLACK LACE PRINTED ON COVER; FLORAL BOUQUET WITH SIGN READING "TO SOMEONE I LOVE ON VALENTINE'S DAY". INSIDE HAS POEM BEGINNING "A VALENTINE IS 'SPOSED TO GO...". UNSIGNED. 3. 13.2CM (L) X 9.5CM (W). WHITE CARD, SINGLE-SIDED. IMAGE OF LITTLE GIRL SEWING HEART PRINTED WITH "I LOVE YOU". CAT AT HER FEET; CARD READS AT BOTTOM "I'M PUTTIN' MY WHOLE 'ART IN THIS, MY VALENTINE!". CARD CUT IN SHAPE OF GIRL. 4. 12.6CM (L) X 8.1CM (W). WHITE CARD, SINGLE-SIDED. IMAGE OF LITTLE BOY WITH HOBO STICK AND STRAW HAT; FRYING PAN ON FIRE BELOW. PRINTED IN HEART IS "I'M JUST A VAGABOND LOVER!".
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DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
FOR HISTORY SEE P19950049001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING PARTS OF SEVERAL ITEMS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. LEVI MACDONALD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 6, 1977. HE WAS BORN IN WEST TILBURY TOWNSHIP, ESSEX COUNTY, ON ON JULY 30, 1889, THE SON OF HIRAM AND ALICE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) MACDONALD. IN 1914, LEVI MARRIED ESTELLA AGNES CHALMERS. IN 1918, THEY LIVED IN BURDETT AND THEN IN TABER IN 1921. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE ALBERTA FISH AND GAME ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, THE MOOSE LODGE, THE CANADIAN LEGION, AND THE ELKS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. ESTELLA AGNES MACDONALD (NEE CHALMERS) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ONTARIO. ESTELLA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MAY 11, 1981. LEA HIRAM MACDONALD WAS BORN IN LOWBANKS, ON ON MARCH 11, 1928 AND GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM IN TABER. HE MARRIED BEVERLY AYERS IN GREAT FALLS, MT ON MARCH 10, 1958. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2007. THE DONOR IS THE DAUGHTER OF MAURICE/MAURY DAHLQUIST AND MARY (NEE MACDONALD) DAHLQUIST, OF BELLEVUE, WA. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19950049 FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING FIFTEEN ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS AND THEIR USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19980063032
Acquisition Date
1990-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BOX
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, SATIN, VELVET, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19940024004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOX
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, SATIN, VELVET, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Length
27.3
Width
11.8
Description
WOOD BOX HAS BROWN SCULPTED CARDBOARD TO IMITATE LEATHER ON OUTSIDE AND EDGES. OPENS ON TWO HINGES ALONG THE BACK. LID FASTENS SHUT WITH A THREE LEAF CLOVER SHAPED CLASP ON A HINGE WITH A HOLE IN THE CENTER OVER A PEG ON THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE BOX. BOTH SIDES OF THE CLASPS HAVE THE SAME DECORATIVE BASES. ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID IS A SATIN PILLOW THAT HAS TWO TABS OF MATERIAL ON THE INSIDE. IN PENCIL IT READS "SAUL"(?). THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX IS LINED WITH BROWN VELVET WHICH IS IN TWO PIECES AND GLUED TOGETHER. HAS A WHITE RIBBED LINING AROUND TOP OF BOTTOM. HAS NUMEROUS RIPS AND TEARS IN OUTSIDE PAPER COVERING. PILLOW HAS MANY HOLES AND RUNS. VELVET APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CUT OFF ALONG SOME SIDES, THIS REVEALS SOME REMNANTS OF GLUE AND PAPER. SOME FRAYED MATERIAL IS COMING OUT FROM BEHIND THE RIBBED TRIM.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BUTTONS AND OTHER ARTIFACTS FOUND IN BOX IN BARRACK BAY AT LOCATION OF STREETS ALIVE DURING RENOVATIONS. OWNER NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19940024004
Acquisition Date
1994-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
DRY ICE APPARATUS C/W CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, CHROME PLATED STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19870010030
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DRY ICE APPARATUS C/W CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, CHROME PLATED STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
11
Height
7.7
Length
19.3
Width
12.6
Description
CASE DIMENSIONS ABOVE. BLACK, BLUE. KIDDE DRY ICE APPARATUS C/W CASE. 3 TUBES WITH CALIBRATED PLUNGERS. 1 LARGER TUBE WITH REMOVABLE ENDS. 1 ENVELOPE CONTAINING FINE CLEANING WIRES.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
KIDDE MANUFACTURING CO. BLOOMFIELD N.J.SUPPLIED BY: FISHER & BURPE LTD. PHYSICIANS & HOSPITAL SUPPLIES WINNIPEG, EDMONTON, VANCOUVER. USED IN TREATMENT OF SKIN AILMENTS I.E. LESIONS & CERTAIN MELANOMAS (MOLES). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010030
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
E.N.T. APPARATUS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19870010070
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
E.N.T. APPARATUS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE, WOOD
No. Pieces
24
Height
5.8
Length
27.0
Width
12.0
Description
DARK BLUE LEATHERETTE CASE, WITH GREEN VELVET INTERIOR. CONTAINS AN EAR, NOSE & THROAT KIT. INCOMPLETE. HAS 3 HARTMANN & 4 BOUCHERON TYPE EAR SPECULA, 3 LENSES, 3 MAGNIFYING LENSES, 3 HANDLES WITH LIGHT SOURCES, AND 1 HANDLE FOR EAR SPECULA. SURFACE OF CASE IS CRACKED.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
BOEHM SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP. ROCHESTER N.Y. *NOTE* 18 PCES COUNTED SUMMER 2004 *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010070
Acquisition Date
1987-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, NAUGAHYDE
Catalogue Number
P20010080001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, NAUGAHYDE
No. Pieces
1
Height
107.0
Length
156.0
Width
58.0 (SEAT)
Diameter
55.7 (BASE)
Description
SEAT, BACKREST AND ARMREST (ON LEFT SIDE OF CHAIR) ARE COVERED IN BLACK NAUGAHYDE. SEAT AND FOOTREST ARE ONE PIECE. STEEL FRAME OF CHAIR IS PAINTED CREAM COLOR. REVERSE SIDE OF BACKREST HAS A CHROME LEVER THAT ADJUSTS SEAT BACK. THERE IS ALSO A CREAM COLOURED PLASTIC LIGHTSWITCH COVER WITH A BUTTON IN THE CENTER. BASE OF FRAME IS CIRCULAR AND HAS 4 CHROME LEVERS: 1. IN A VERTICAL POSITION, ON CENTER BACK OF BASE; 2. IN A VERTICAL POSITION, ON RIGHT SIDE OF BASE; 3. SHORT, STICKS OUT HORIZONTALLY FROM UNDER SEAT; 4. IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION, HAS A LONG SHAFT THAT GOES TOWARD BACK OF SEAT (USED TO ADJUST CHAIR HEIGHT). THERE ARE SILVER COLOURED TACKS ON UNDERSIDE AND BACK TO SECURE NAUGAHYDE. AROUND BASE IS A FLAT STEEL RING THAT HAS A STYLIZED LEAF DESIGN IN RELIEF. THERE IS A BLACK ELECTRICAL CORD COMING FROM UNDERNEATH SEAT AT BACK OF CHAIR WITH FRAYED WIRES AT ONE END. NAUGAHYDE IS WORN ON TOP OF BACKREST AND ON ARM REST; OTHER SCRATCHES AND PITTING THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
CHAIR IS PART OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT CHRISTOU PURCHASED FROM DR. J.S. STEWART IN THE 1950S. ORIGINALLY FROM ASH TEMPLE LTD. IN CALGARY, CHAIR WAS ALTERED IN THE EARLY 1950S. CHRISTOU RETROFITTED THIS CHAIR TO THE "MORE MODERN LOOKING" CHAISE-RECLINING STYLE, WHICH ALSO PROVIDED MORE COMFORT WITH THE BUILT-IN FOOTREST. A HOME BASED UPHOLSTERER IN COALDALE RE-COVERED THE CHAIR IN NAUGAHYDE. THE CHAIR WAS USED BY CHRISTOU THROUGHOUT HIS 37 YEAR PRACTICE. DR. VAN CHRISTOU WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE. HE ATTENDED BOWMAN SCHOOL AND THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. IN 1943 HE BEGAN STUDYING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, AND IN 1948 RECEIVED THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY. AS A WINNER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS EASTMAN FELLOWSHIP HE COMPLETED 2 YEARS OF GRADUATE STUDY IN NEW YORK IN ORTHODONTICS AND PEDODONTICS. IN 1950 HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE TO PRACTICE WITH DR. J.S. STEWART - ONE OF LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST DENTISTS - WHO BECAME HIS MENTOR. THEIR PRACTICE WAS LOCATED IN THE ORIGINAL BIGELOW FOWLER CLINIC BUILDING ON 7TH STREET SOUTH, WHICH WOULD LATER BE PURCHASED BY CHRISTOU AND MAYOR ANDY ANDERSON AND NAMED THE A-C BUILDING - PRESENTLY IT IS THE GLYN STREET PROFESSIONAL BUILDING. WHEN STEWART RETIRED IN 1951, CHRISTOU BOUGHT HIS EQUIPMENT AND "GOOD WILL" FOR $9,000. CHRISTOU USED STEWART'S EQUIPMENT HIS ENTIRE CAREER. DR. CHRISTOU WAS THE ONLY ORTHODONTIST IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 25 OF HIS 37 YEARS OF PRACTICE. PATIENTS CAME TO HIM FROM SOUTHEAST BRITISH COLUMBIA, SASKATCHEWAN AND NORTHERN MONTANA. HE WAS BOOKED AT LEAST A YEAR AND A HALF AHEAD AT ALL TIMES. DR. CHRISTOU'S PHILOSOPHY WAS TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE. HE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HIGH OFFICE OVERHEAD, BOTH IN TERMS OF EQUIPMENT AND STAFFING. HE HAD A RECEPTIONIST AND A DENTAL NURSE, WHO HE TRAINED HIMSELF. HE PRIDED HIMSELF ON PERSONALIZED TREATMENT AND HIS EXCELLENT TRAINING HAD EXPOSED HIM TO STATE-OF-THE-ART DENTAL EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES. EARLY ON, HE PURCHASED A CUTTING-EDGE CEPHALOMETER X-RAY MACHINE, THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN WESTERN CANADA FOR MANY YEARS. DR. CHRISTOU ALSO CUSTOM MADE EQUIPMENT THAT WAS NOT ON THE MARKET, SUCH AS A MOTOR-DRIVEN WATER SUPPLY AND SUCTION UNIT, SUPERIOR TO THOSE DRIVEN BY THE VENTURI-EFFECT. CHRISTOU WAS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER, AND THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER ATTEMPTED TO CREATE LINKS BETWEEN ART AND DENTISTRY. FOR EXAMPLE, HE CREATED A STAINED GLASS U OF L CREST (WHICH HE DONATED TO THE UNIVERSITY) WHICH UTILIZED ORTHODONTIC WIRE. ALONG WITH JIM COUSINS HE DESIGNED THE U OF L CREST AND MOTTO "FIAT LUX". HE SERVED ON THE FIRST BOARD OF GOVERNORS AT THE U OF L AND LATER AS CHANCELLOR (1975), AND RECEIVED AN HONORARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY. HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS ALSO INCLUDE: CHAIRMAN OF THE 1958 YMCA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE; PRESIDENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY FOR 1952-53; PRESIDENT OF THE ST. JOHN'S AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION; PRESIDENT OF THE ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL OF LETHBRIDGE; CHAIRMAN OF THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; CHAIRMAN OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARY FUND; AND CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL IN 1983. SEE HARD COPY FILE FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF BRIGADIER GENERAL DR. J.S. STEWART, THE DENTIST THAT THE DONOR, VAN CHRISTOU, PURCHASED THIS OBJECT FROM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS DEVELOPED UTILIZING THE GALT ARCHIVES, THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE ‘ALL FIRED UP!’, PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES OF ALBERTA, AND AN EXCERPT FROM JOHN BLUE’S BOOK ‘ALBERTA, PAST AND PRESENT, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL’ (VOLUME 2, 1924). STEWART WAS BORN IN BRAMPTON, ONTARIO IN 1877, AND ATTENDED NORMAL SCHOOL IN EDMONTON IN 1896 BEFORE RETURNING TO ONTARIO IN 1899 TO STUDY AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGEONS. IN 1900 STEWART BECAME A PRIVATE IN THE LORD STRATHCONA HORSE REGIMENT AND SERVED IN THE BOER WAR. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1902 AND FOUNDED THE FIRM MCCLURE & STEWART WITH HIS FUTURE BROTHER-IN-LAW. IN 1907 STEWART MARRIED JEAN CHESNEY MCCLURE, AND THAT SAME YEAR HE ATTENDED ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE IN KINGSTON, ACHIEVING THE RANK OF MAJOR IN THE 25TH BATTERY, CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY. IN 1911 STEWART WAS ELECTED AS A CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, REPRESENTING LETHBRIDGE, A POSITION HE HELD UNTIL 1925. WITH THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR I, STEWART WAS AUTHORIZED TO RAISE THE 20TH BATTERY, CFA IN LETHBRIDGE, AND IN 1915 WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL AND WENT OVERSEAS TO FRANCE. THERE HE COMMANDED THE 7TH AND 4TH BRIGADES, CFA. IN 1917 STEWART BECAME THE BRIGADIER GENERAL IN COMMAND OF THE 3RD CANADIAN DIVISION, A POSITION THAT HE HELD UNTIL 1919. HE WAS TWICE MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES AND WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER, CROIX DE GUERRE, AND COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE, AND WAS MADE AN HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION. UPON RETURNING HOME FROM WAR STEWART CONTINUED TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY IN LETHBRIDGE, AND IN 1930 HE WAS ELECTED THE CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE LETHBRIDGE RIDING, A POSITION HE HELD UNTIL 1935. STEWART PRACTICED DENTISTRY FOR OVER 50 YEARS IN LETHBRIDGE, AND RECEIVED AN HONOURARY DOCTORATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND HONOURARY LIFE MEMBERSHIPS IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN DENTAL CORPS ASSOCIATION, CALGARY DENTAL SOCIETY, EDMONTON AND DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY, AND LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY. BRIGADIER GENERAL DR. J.S. STEWART DIED IN 1970 AT THE AGE OF 93. HE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS SECOND WIFE, ELLA WHITSON STEWART, WHO DIED IN 1981. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20120043000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL ON DR. J.S. STEWART.
Catalogue Number
P20010080001
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19960112134
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
81.8
Length
57.7
Width
57.7
Description
OAK ROUND-BACK CHAIR WITH SOLID BACK PANEL. ARM RESTS; LEFT ONE HAS WHITE SPOT OF PAINT. BACKING OF CHAIR HAS BLACK LEATHER PANEL (BOTH FRONT AND REVERSE) TACKED TO IT; TRAPEZOID IN SHAPE. THREE SLATS CONNECTING LEGS: TWO RUN FRONT TO BACK; THIRD CONNECTS THESE TWO ACROSS CENTRE. LEFT PROPER SLAT IS BROKEN AT BACK JOINT. CHAIR IS SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT. LABELLED AT LOWER BACK OF SEAT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BETWEEN 2008 AND 2009, RET. LETHBRIDGE POLICE CHIEF TERRY WAUTERS STATED THAT THE CHAIR WAS “FROM THE COURTROOM (LOCATED AT THE 5TH AVENUE POLICE STATION) AND THAT IT WAS USED BY DEFENCE LAWYERS, PROSECUTORS AND POLICE OFFICERS”. CONCURRENTLY, POLICE INSPECTOR BILL KAYE ADDED THAT AFTER ITS USE IN THE COURTROOM, IT WAS “USED IN THE LOBBY OF THE OLD POLICE STATION”. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112134
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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