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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
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19930007011
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Width
37.2
Description
COTTON SEWN WITH SKIRT & BIB & NECK LOOP. FLORAL PRINT, LINEN LACE ALONG SEAM & PIPING AROUND PERIMETER. POCKET. STAINS. HAS BEEN REPAIRED, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SMALL HOLE IN FRONT, JUST BELOW APRON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
APRON APPEARS HANDMADE & IS A STYLE APPROPRIATE TO POST-WAR, TO EARLY '60'S. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING P19930007003. NO NEW INFORMATION WAS FOUND ABOUT THAT PIECE, BUT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONORS, EARL AND MARY WAGNESS, WAS FOUND IN THEIR LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES. MARY WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ONTARIO IN 1905 AND MOVED TO ENCHANT, ALBERTA WITH HER FAMILY IN 1917. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY SHE WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY. MARY MARRIED EARL WAGNESS IN STAVELY IN 1929, AND OVER THE 61 YEARS OF THEIR MARRIAGE THEY LIVED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MOVING FOR EARL'S WORK WITH THE ALBERTA PACIFIC GRAIN COMPANY. THEY RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY WAS ACTIVE IN CURLING, THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, CHURCH CHOIR, AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK. EARL WAS A HOBBYIST WATCHMAKER - SEE RECORD P19930009001 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WATCHMAKING PRACTICE AND TOOLS. EARL DIED IN 1990, AND MARY DIED IN 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A RIBBON AND A DICKEY DONATED BY SHIRLEY TUCKER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MARY CHRISTINA WAGNESS (NEE ROBERTSON) WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ON ON FEBRUARY 28, 1905, THE DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. J.B. ROBERTSON. IN 1917 HER FAMILY MOVED FROM ANTHER, SK TO ENCHANT, AB. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY, MARY WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY, AB. ACCORDING TO HER WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT, MARY WORKED FOR THE BANK FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS BEFORE HER MARRIAGE. SHE WAS MARRIED TO EARL WAGNESS ON AUGUST 7, 1929 AND THE COUPLE LIVED IN WOODHOUSE, BARONS, AND MILK RIVER, BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 IN APRIL 2000. EARL RANDOLPH WAGNESS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON NOVEMBER 23, 1990. HE WAS THE SON OF MARTIN WAGNESS AND CAROLINA WAGNESS (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930007011
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970071047
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
7.2
Diameter
2.8
Description
WOODEN KNOB-HANDLE, WITH BRASS FERRULE AND STEEL PUNCH. HANDLE HAS LIGHT WOOD STAIN IN MOST AREAS, WITH DARKER PATCHES THROUGHOUT. MINOR SPLIT NEAR FERRULE.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS A PROJECTIONIST FOR THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071047
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970071048
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
12
Diameter
3.5
Description
WOODEN PEAR-SHAPED HANDLE, WITH BRASS FERRULE AND STEEL POINT. LARGE WHITE PAINT STAIN ON ROUNDED PORTION OF HANDLE; WOOD IS SCRATCHED AND MARRED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS A PROJECTIONIST FOR THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071048
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WARDAIR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990049007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WARDAIR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
33.8
Length
29.0
Width
16.5
Description
NAVY BLUE AND WHITE, CANVAS BAG. CONSISTS OF ONE LARGE COMPARTMENT, THAT ZIPPERS SHUT AT TOP. ON ONE SIDE THERE IS AN EXTRA POCKET, THAT CLOSES WITH A ZIPPER ALONG SIDE OF BAG. ON FRONT AND BACK OF BAG, IN WHITE, IS "WARDAIR CANADA INC". BAG HAS TWO WHITE PATENT LEATHER HANDLES - ONE ON EACH SIDE. ONE SIDE OF BAG HAS A WHITE LEATHER RECTANGLE, WITH A PLASTIC WINDOW IN IT. BAG HAS WHITE TRIM, AND PIPING. WRITTEN INSIDE BAG IN BLUE PEN IS "F.J. URQUHART 101,7327-188 ST. EDMONTON, ALBERTA".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF ORIGIN. FOUND WITH MOTHER'S BELONGINGS. DONOR HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, ALUMINUM, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990049008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CANVAS, ALUMINUM, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
30.1
Length
39.3
Width
16.5
Description
NAVY BLUE, CANVAS BAG. HAS WHITE PIPING. CONSISTS OF ONE LARGE COMPARTMENT THAT CLOSES WITH A SILVER ZIPPER ON TOP OF BAG. HAS TWO STIFF, NAVY BLUE HANDLES - ONE ON EACH SIDE. ON FRONT AND BACK OF BAG, IN WHITE, IS A RING, WITHIN WHICH IS A MAPLE LEAF, THAT HAS "TCA" ON IT IN BLUE. BELOW THIS READS "TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES". ETCHED ONTO BOTH SIDES OF ZIPPER PULL IS "FALCON". INSIDE BAG IS A BLUE CANVAS STRAP, WITH BUTTONS ON IT. THIS PIECE CAN BE ATTACHED TO METAL HALF-CIRCLES ON EITHER SIDE OF ZIPPER TO FORM A SHOULDER STRAP FOR BAG.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF HISTORY. FOUND WITH MOTHER'S BELONGINGS. DONOR HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049008
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COWHIDE, BRASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073073
  2 images  
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
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20170023002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
FELT, WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Length
37
Width
30
Description
RED FELT BANNER WITH TOP FORMING A STITCHED LOOP FIXED TO WOODEN ROD. BANNER IS FRINGED AT THE BOTTOM AND FRONT HAS RED AND BLACK PAINTED SCENE DEPICTING FORT MACLEOD, TEEPEES, AND MOUNTAINS WITH TEXT “ORIGINAL HOME OF THE MOUNTIES, FORT MACLEOD”. BACK HAS WHITE PAPER LABEL ATTACHED WITH BLACK FADED TEXT “JUNIOR FOREST WARDENS & [ILLEGIBLE], FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA, CANADA”. FRONT AND BACK ARE CREASED, AND FRONT HAS STAIN AT TOP BELOW ROD; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ON JULY 21, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED GLENN AND JOANNE ALLEN REGARDING THEIR DONATION OF RCMP AND LETHBRIDGE MEMORABILIA. GLENN ALLEN WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND COLLECTED THE OBJECTS AS A CHILD IN LETHBRIDGE. ON THE RCMP FIGURINE, ALLEN RECALLED, “THESE TWO MOUNTED POLICE ITEMS, THE BANNER AND THE LITTLE STATUETTE…I WAS YOUNG, IN THE PERIOD FROM 1940-1945. LETHBRIDGE WAS A MAJOR BASE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING THING. WE HAD YOUNG BRITISH AIRMEN COME, AND THEY LIVED EVERYWHERE. THEY BOARDED WITH PEOPLE; THEY STAYED ON BASE, BUT WHEN THEY HAD A DAY OFF, IT WAS ONE OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE TO TAKE THEM ON LITTLE JOURNEYS TO PLACES. I CAN REMEMBER GOING WITH THEM…TO FORT MACLEOD, AND THEN TO PINCHER CREEK, AND WE HAD PLUMS AND CHERRIES. I CAN REMEMBER MY MOTHER BRINGING THIS BAG OF FRUIT OUT, AND SAYING TO THE ONE YOUNG FELLOW, “WOULD YOU LIKE A PIECE OF FRUIT?” HE WAS SITTING IN THE FRONT SEAT, TURNED TO MY MOTHER [WHO] WAS DRIVING THE CAR, [THEN] HE TURNED TO HIS BUDDIES IN THE BACKSEAT, AND HE [SAID], “WOULD YOU LIKE A PLUM OR A CHERRY?” WE VISITED THERE, AND THOSE WERE GIFTS FROM THOSE AIRMEN TO ME, AT THAT TIME. I HAD A LITTLE MANTLE IN MY ROOM, DOWNSTAIRS IN CALGARY, AND HAD THEM THERE. WHEN WE WERE IN LETHBRIDGE, WE HAD NO SPACE AT ALL FOR ANYTHING. OUR FURNITURE HAD TO BE ALL STORED. THE ONLY POSSESSIONS OF OURS THAT WERE IN THAT HOUSE WERE OUR BEDS AND OUR DRESSERS, MAYBE A COUPLE OF CHAIRS…” “[I DISPLAYED THEM] MORE IN CALGARY, THAN LETHBRIDGE.” ALLEN ELABORATED ON HIS FAMILY’S HISTORY IN LETHBRIDGE, NOTING, “MY MOTHER’S FAMILY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1923, AND SHE WAS ABOUT 12 AT THE TIME. SHE DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL ANY FURTHER AT THAT POINT IN TIME, AND SHE WAS HIRED ON AS A HOUSE GIRL FOR THE STOLZ FAMILY.” “MY DAD’S NAME WAS TOM, THOMAS SPENCE ALLEN, AND MY MOTHER WAS DOROTHY EMMA SCHIELS. MY DAD’S FAMILY - HIS FATHER AND, A FEW YEARS LATER MY DAD AND HIS MOTHER - CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910, AND THEY SETTLED IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE, AT 707 12A ST. NORTH. THERE WERE THREE BOYS AND ONE GIRL. THEY ALL WENT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AT GALBRAITH HIGH SCHOOL, AND MY DAD WORKED FOR THE RAILWAYS. HE STARTED AS A MESSENGER…HE WAS 15 YEARS OF AGE. HE PROGRESSED IN THE FREIGHT CPR BUSINESS, AND BECAME A FREIGHT INSPECTOR IN LETHBRIDGE, AND THEN, IN 1948, WAS TRANSFERRED TO CALGARY. MY MOTHER WAS ALWAYS A HOUSEWIFE. THEY LIVED ON 3RD AVENUE NORTH, BY THE LEALTA THEATRE. THEY HAD JUST ONE CHILD. I GREW UP [IN THAT HOUSE] UNTIL I WAS ABOUT AGE FIVE. AT THAT TIME, THE END OF THE WAR WAS COMING, AND SOLDIERS WERE RETURNING. RENTAL HOUSING BECAME ALMOST NOT AVAILABLE. ANYBODY WHO WAS RENTING AT THAT TIME, IF YOU HADN’T BEEN IN THE FORCES, YOU WERE REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE TO FIND ANOTHER PLACE. IT WAS A HOUSE WHICH WE HAD TO GIVE UP. WE’D BEEN THERE SINCE I WAS BORN. THEN WE MOVED OVER TO 12TH STREET C, THE 500 BLOCK. WE LIVED TEMPORARILY THERE, AND THEN THAT HOUSE WAS SECONDED. WE WERE ONLY THERE MAYBE 6 MONTHS, AND THEN WE MOVED INTO AN ATTIC SPACE AT 507 12TH STREET A NORTH, AND LIVED IN THE 2 ROOMS IN THE ATTIC - NO INSULATION, AND VERY COLD IN THE WINTER, AND HOT IN THE SUMMER.” “[MY FATHER] GOT A PROMOTION [IN 1948]. HE GOT A PROMOTION TO CALGARY…A BETTER JOB.” “MY MOTHER AND DAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE. MY MOTHER WAS THE COLLECTOR IN THE FAMILY. WHEN I WAS MARRIED [IN 1962], ALL OF THESE THINGS SHE GAVE ME TO JUST TAKE ALONG, BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN TO ME. THEY ARE JUST LITTLE ITEMS THAT WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY HAVE ANY VALUE, AND RATHER THAN HAVE THEM JUST GO TO LAND FILL, WE’D LIKE YOU TO HAVE A LOOK AT THEM.” “TODAY IS OUR FIFTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, AND WE’RE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE WE’VE HAD THESE THINGS IN OUR POSSESSION FOREVER, AND WE WANT TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY VALUE TO THE MUSEUM. THEY ARE RELICS THAT WE’VE [GATHERED] FROM PAST YEARS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170023001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170023002
Acquisition Date
2017-07
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
Other Name
T-BINDER
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930007010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
T-BINDER
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
140.0
Width
8.1
Description
COTTON SEWN IN SHAPE OF "T". LABEL AT APEX OF T, WHITE WITH RED LETTERING. "LARGE LAC-MAC". PRINTED OPPOSITE IN BLACK INK: "2ND". RUNNING STITCH SEAM. "LAC-MAC LONDON, CANADA"
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING P19930007003. NO NEW INFORMATION WAS FOUND ABOUT THAT PIECE, BUT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONORS, EARL AND MARY WAGNESS, WAS FOUND IN THEIR LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES. MARY WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ONTARIO IN 1905 AND MOVED TO ENCHANT, ALBERTA WITH HER FAMILY IN 1917. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY SHE WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY. MARY MARRIED EARL WAGNESS IN STAVELY IN 1929, AND OVER THE 61 YEARS OF THEIR MARRIAGE THEY LIVED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MOVING FOR EARL'S WORK WITH THE ALBERTA PACIFIC GRAIN COMPANY. THEY RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY WAS ACTIVE IN CURLING, THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, CHURCH CHOIR, AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK. EARL WAS A HOBBYIST WATCHMAKER - SEE RECORD P19930009001 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WATCHMAKING PRACTICE AND TOOLS. EARL DIED IN 1990, AND MARY DIED IN 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A RIBBON AND A DICKEY DONATED BY SHIRLEY TUCKER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MARY CHRISTINA WAGNESS (NEE ROBERTSON) WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ON ON FEBRUARY 28, 1905, THE DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. J.B. ROBERTSON. IN 1917 HER FAMILY MOVED FROM ANTHER, SK TO ENCHANT, AB. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY, MARY WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY, AB. ACCORDING TO HER WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT, MARY WORKED FOR THE BANK FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS BEFORE HER MARRIAGE. SHE WAS MARRIED TO EARL WAGNESS ON AUGUST 7, 1929 AND THE COUPLE LIVED IN WOODHOUSE, BARONS, AND MILK RIVER, BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 IN APRIL 2000. EARL RANDOLPH WAGNESS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON NOVEMBER 23, 1990. HE WAS THE SON OF MARTIN WAGNESS AND CAROLINA WAGNESS (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930007010
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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
"TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE"
Date Range From
1946
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20090016045
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE"
Date Range From
1946
Date Range To
1953
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
.5
Length
18
Width
12.5
Description
BOOKLET WITH ENCLOSED HANDWRITTEN PAPER NOTE, 2 PCE. BLUE SOFT COVER BOOKLET TITLED “TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE” BY “NORMAN GRUBB”, “FIRST PUBLISHED 1940”, HANDWRITTEN IN BOOKLET’S INSIDE COVER, “E.F. KIRK 204 9TH ST. S. LETHBRIDGE”. PAPER NOTE, 12.6 CM (L) X 6.6 CM (W), HANDWRITTEN IN INK “6TH DAY – READ ALL OF IT AGAIN TO …. AS THEY ARE VITAL”, TYPED IN TR CORNER “LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA”.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE. THIS BOOKLET AND NOTE WERE DONATED TO THE GALT THREE YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL WORK BOX AND CONTENTS DONATION. THE ITEMS WERE OFFERED TO GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS WHO, ON 20 JUNE 2012, BROUGHT THE ITEMS TO COLLECTIONS SAYING, “ARLENE STEELE (DONOR’S DAUGHTER) DROPPED THE BOOKLET OFF AT THE FRONT DESK. SHE PHONED A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER TO CHECK THAT I HAD RECEIVED IT. SHE TOLD ME SHE FOUND IT IN HER HOUSE BUT DOESN’T REMEMBER HOW IT GOT SEPARATED FROM THE MAUGHAM WORK BOX. ARLENE WAS FASCINATED BY THE CONTENTS OF THE BOX AS A CHILD AND REMEMBERS THE BOOKLET BEING IN IT. SHE ALSO REMEMBERS HER MOTHER, KATHERINE TWISS TELLING HER THAT MISS KIRK WAS A VERY RELIGIOUS PERSON.” *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME ASSOCIATED WITH EDITH KIRK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON KIRK, THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS BOOKLET, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "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." EDITH KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016045
Acquisition Date
2012-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FLIGHT BOOTS
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19920057001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLIGHT BOOTS
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER, WOOL
No. Pieces
2
Height
25.2
Length
35.8
Width
13.5
Description
LEATHER UPPER SEWN TO RUBBER BOTTOM, WOOL LINED, STEEL ZIPPER ON EACH SIDE. BOOTS ARE MID-CALF LENGTH. RUBBER LABEL ON HEEL: "CANADIAN MADE IN CANADA". WELL WORN, LINING WORN, SOME SURFACE CORROSION ON ZIPPER. "LIGHTENING" ON ZIPPERS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
AT TIME OF DONATION, DONOR SAID THE BOOTS WERE GIVEN TO HIM, BUT HE WAS UNSURE. **** AT THE COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT’S REQUEST, THE DONOR LLOYD TRONE PROVIDED A LETTER TO THE GALT IN 2009, EXPANDING ON HOW HE CAME TO ACQUIRE THE BCTAP DRONE TARGET, P19920057003 AND THE FLIGHT BOOTS P19920057001 DURING WWII. ADDITIONALLY, HE VISITED THE GALT IN SEPTEMBER 2009, MEETING WITH COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN, IN ORDER TO ANSWER QUESTIONS STILL NOT ANSWERED IN THE LETTER. THE NARRATIVE BELOW IS A COMBINATION OF THE LETTER, ON FILE, AND INFORMATION SOLICITED DURING THE 2009 VISIT. ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, HIS FATHER, LAWRENCE WYOMING TRONE, WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE VETERANS GUARD OF CANADA, HAVING GUARDED GERMAN PRISONERS-OF-WAR AT CAMP SEEBEE IN WHAT IS TODAY KANANASKIS, AB. THEREAFTER, HIS LAWRENCE WAS EMPLOYED AT THE NO. 8 BOMBING & GUNNERY SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE AS A SENTRY AS WELL AS PERFORMING KITCHEN AND BOILER ROOM WORK. WHILE AT THE SCHOOL, “HE [THE SENIOR TRONE] BEFRIENDED A COUPLE OF AIRMEN IN TRAINING (AN AUSTRALIAN AND A NEW ZEALANDER) THROUGH MUSIC”. LAWRENCE, A LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT AFTER 1930, ONCE PLAYED IN AN ORCHESTRA AND WAS KNOWN TO PLAY VIOLIN FOR SCHOOL DANCES AT LOCAL SCHOOLS. THE FOREIGN AIRMEN VISITED THE TRONE HOME (910 7TH AVE. SOUTH) ON THEIR DAYS OFF AND ENJOYED LISTENING TO LAWRENCE PLAY HIS VIOLIN. IN EARLY 1943, THE AUSTRALIAN (DONOR COULD NOT RECALL NAME) GIFTED THE BOOTS AND THE DROGUE CHUTE ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS TO THE DONOR THEN 15 Y/O. THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALANDER ADDITIONALLY GAVE THE DONOR’S MOTHER EXTRA FOOD STUFFS AND SHE, IN RETURN, PROVIDED THE AIRMEN WITH A HOME-COOKED MEAL. THE DONOR BELIEVED THE BOOTS WERE GIFTED TO HIM IN ORDER TO IMPROVE HIS COMFORT (OVERSHOES) ON HIS TRAVELS TO AND FROM SCHOOL. THEY WERE NOT, HOWEVER, PRACTICAL FOR THAT PURPOSE, BUT WERE FOUND TO BE OF BENEFIT MANY YEARS LATER WHEN THE DONOR USED THEM FOR ICE FISHING. THEY WERE WORN WITH TWO PAIRS OF SOCKS UNDERNEATH. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19920057001
Acquisition Date
1992-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
URINE SPECIMEN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19870010063
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
URINE SPECIMEN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
10
Height
15.5
Diameter
5.6
Description
10 BOTTLES CALIBRATED IN OUNCES 1-7 OZ. LIP WITH SMALL POUR SPOUT. NO LIDS. STAMPED ON BASE "EB" OR "BB"
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
*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
P19870010063
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PAINT BOX
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1964
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, OIL PAINTS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20070008001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAINT BOX
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1964
Materials
WOOD, OIL PAINTS, METAL
No. Pieces
90
Height
10.0
Length
44.5
Width
37.8
Description
WOODEN PAINT BOX WITH TWO METAL LATCHES, HANDLE AT FRONT OF BOX, LABELED, “R. A. HAGELL JR.” AND “E. F. HAGELL, JUNE 20, 1895 – DEC 18, 1964.” BOX SCRATCHED AND MARKED THROUGHOUT. 89 ARTICLES CONTAINED WITHIN 9 COMPARTMENTS. THREE COMPARTMENTS PER ROW, COMPARTMENTS LISTED FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, FROM BOTTOM ROW TO UPPER ROW. SEE ALSO CONDITION REPORT ON FILE. ROW 1, COMPARTMENT 1 1. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, … PERMANENT LIGHT GREEN.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE LENGTH OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.1, LENGTH 2.2, WIDTH 1.2. ROW 1, COMPARTMENT 2 2. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “NSDR & NEWTON, LONDON. ENGLAND…SEPIA TINT.” HANDWRITTEN ON BACK OF TUBE “20, 27”, CREAM LABEL COVERS ENTIRE LENGTH OF TUBE, END OF TUBE ROLLED UP. HEIGHT 5.0, LENGTH, 1.9, WIDTH 2.5. 3. PAINT TUBE, METAL CAP, MARKED, “OIL COLOUR, BURNT UMBER, RICHMON[?]…ENGLAND,” CREAM LABEL COVERS HALF OF TUBE, END OF TUBE ROLLED UP. HEIGHT 4.6, LENGTH 1.9, WIDTH 2.4. 4. PAINT TUBE, METAL CAP EMBOSSED, “W & N.” BLACK PLASTIC LID STUCK TO METAL LID BY PAINT RESIDUE, LABEL MARKED “ALIZ[?],” TUBE COVERED IN REDDISH BROWN SEMI-TRANSPARENT PAINT RESIDUE, END OF TUBE ROLLED UP. HEIGHT 5.2, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 2.3. 5. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, … ZINC WHITE.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE LENGTH OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.6, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.5. 6. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “GRUMB[?]HER, … BURNT SIENNA.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE LENGTH OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.5, LENGTH 2.2, WIDTH 1.8. 7. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, … ‘THALO’ GREEN.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE LENGTH OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.6, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.3. 8. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “GRUMBACH[?], … YELLOW OCH[?] LIGH[?].” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE LENGTH OF TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 7.8, LENGTH 2.3, WIDTH 1.3. 9. PAINT TUBE, TOP OPENING OF TUBE MISSING, TUBE ENDS FOLDED OVER, MARKED, “SIENNA, 730-E, PERMANENT, CRAFTINT, …MEDIUM SIZE 10CC” WHITE LABEL COVERS ¾ OF TUBE. HEIGHT 8.2, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.0. 10. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “BURNT UMBER, 740-E, PERMANENT, CRAF[?]NT, …MEDIUM SIZE 10CC.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, CRACK ON TUBE. HEIGHT 9.7, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.3. 11. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, … IVORY BLACK.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE LENGTH OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.1, LENGTH 2.2, WIDTH 1.4. 12. PAINT TUBE, METAL CAP, MARKED, “’GEORGIAN’ OIL COLO[?], RAW SIENNA, …GEORGE ROWNEY & CO. LTD.” TUBE COVERED IN REDDISH BROWN SEMI TRANSPARENT PAINT, LABEL PEELING OF IN PLACES, DIAMOND PATTERN NEAR TOP OF LABEL. HEIGHT 6.1, LENGTH 1.0, WIDTH 1.5. 13. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP NOT FULLY SCREWED ON, MARKED, “[?]EWTO[?] LTD., LONDON. ENGLAND, STUDENT [?]IL COLOUR, RAW UMBER.” LABEL AND LID COVERED IN REDDISH BROWN SEMI-TRANSPARENT AND BLACK PAINT, LABEL COVERS HALF OF TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 5.8, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.3. 14. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “GRUM[?],… WATER COLOR, [?]NDIAN RED, VENITIAN RED.” CREAM LABEL PEELING THROUGHOUT, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 5.0, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.2. 15. PAINT TUBE, BLACK CAP, MARKED, “ARTISTS OIL COLO[?], …GAINSBO, …AMARIT, … HECHO EN E.U.A.POR M. GRUMBACHER” CHIPPED WHITE LABEL WITH BLACK AND YELLOW MARKINGS COVERS LENGTH OF TUBE, NEAR BASE OF TUBE PIECE OF TAPE IS MARKED, “35-.” END OF TUBE BROKEN OFF. HEIGHT 7.7, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.3. 16. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID NOT SCREWED ON ALL THE WAY HELD ON BY PAINT RESIDUE, METAL TUBE COVERED IN CRIMSON, BLACK, GREY, WHITE AND YELLOW PAINT, PIECE OF BROWN STRING STUCK TO PAINT RESIDUE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 6.5, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.5. 17. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID WITH PAINT BUILD UP AT BASE, MARKED, “GRU[?] MBACHER, …ARTISTS OIL COLOR, MAGENTA.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE HEIGHT OF TUBE, YELLOWED TAPE NEAR BASE HAND MARKED, “35.” HEIGHT 9.8, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.1. 18. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “ULTRAMARINE BLUE, (FRENCH OR PERMANENT BLUE), (NEW BLUE), 500-E, …CRAFTINT, …MEDIUM SIZE 10CC.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE HEIGHT OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.6, LENGTH 2.4, WIDTH 1.7. 19. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “WINDSOR & NEWTON, LONDON EN[?]ND, STUDENT OIL…, BURNT SIENNA.” LABEL COVERS HALF OF TUBE, LABEL STAINED WITH BROWN, BLACK AND WHITE PAINT FLECKS, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 5.2, LENGTH 1.9, WIDTH 1.9. 20. PAINT TUBE, RED LID, MARKED, “REEVES, G[?]OUND, FINE OIL, …EST.1766.” WHITE AND RED LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, PIECE OF BROWN PAPER STUCK TO TUBE WITH PAINT RESIDUE OBSCURES MOST OF FRONT LABEL. HEIGHT 7.9, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.2. 21. PAINT TUBE, YELLOW LID, MARKED, “REEVE[?], GREYHOUND, FINE OIL COLOUR, NO. 29, C[?]MUM YE[?]W.” WHITE GREY AND YELLOW LABEL WITH BROWN, YELLOW, WHITE AND GREEN PAINT RESIDUE COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, BASE OF TUBE IS FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 6.7, LENGTH 1.9, WIDTH 1.0. 22. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “AMERICAN VERMILLION, … CRAFTINT, … MEDIUM SIZE, …10CC.” WHITE LABEL COVERS 7/8 OF THE TUBE, BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN, WHITE, AND ORANGE BROWN PAINT RESIDUE THROUGHOUT SURFACE OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.8, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.4. 23. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, …ARTISTS’ OIL COLOR, ALIZARIN CRIMSON, (CARMINE).” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, LABEL PEELING AWAY IN A FEW AREAS. HEIGHT 9.1, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.3. 24. PAINT TUBE, YELLOW LID, MARKED, “REEVES…SONS, LONDON, … YELLOW…, OCRE AMARILLO, LJUSO[?]KER.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, IMAGE OF GREYHOUND ON IT, WHITE AND PROBLEMATIC COLORED PAINT RESIDUE THROUGHOUT. HEIGHT 7.8, LENGTH,1.9, WIDTH 1.2. 25. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, GAINSBOROUGH, ARTIST[?] OIL COL[?], GRUMBACHER RED.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, LABEL PEELING IN SOME PLACES, FINGERPRINT SHAPED RED, BLUE AND GREEN PAINT MARKS ON LOWER PART OF LABEL. HEIGHT 9.6, LENGTH 2.2, WIDTH 1.4. 26. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “AL[?]N, CR[?]ON, …CRAFTIN[?], … MEDIUM SIZE, CONTENTS 10CC, … 2 DHIDROXYANTHRAQUINONE ON ALUMINUM HYDRATE.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, BOTTOM OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 8.7, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.1. 27. PAINT TUBE, RED LID, MARKED, “REEVES, GREYHOUND, FINE OIL COLOURS, CADMIUM RED TINT.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, BACK OF LABEL OBSCURED BY SEMI-TRANSPARENT REDDISH-ORANGE PAINT. HEIGHT 7.4, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.2. 28. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “ALIZARIN CRIMSON, WEBER ARTISTS’ OIL COLOR, …12ML OR 3.8 OZ. FL.” ARTIST QUALITY SEAL AT BASE OF TUBE WITH INITIALS “FAQ” IN CENTER, TEXT ON TUBE IS VERY LEGIBLE, CREAM LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END PARTIALLY FOLDED. HEIGHT 8.9, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.2. 29. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, …YELLOW OCHRE LIGHT.” PAPER PRICE TAG AFFIXED WITH TAPE NEAR BOTTOM OF TUBE, MARKED, “NAA 35¢.” CLEAR, YELLOWING, PEELING, CIRCULAR STICKER AFFIXED TO TOP OF TUBE. HEIGHT 8.2, LENGTH 1.9 WIDTH 1.4. 30. PAINT TUBE, METAL LID, MARKED, “GE[?]GIAN OIL C[?]LOUR, … MADE … ENGLAND.” RED TRANSPARENT PAINT STAINS MOST OF LID, BROWNISH PAPER LABEL WITH YELLOW AND RED PAINT STAINS, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER WITH METAL EXPOSED. HEIGHT 4.1, LENGTH 1.9, WIDTH 1.2. 31. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID COVERED IN YELLOW PAINT RESIDUE, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, …YELLOW OCHRE LIGHT, …OCRE CLARO.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 8.2, LENGTH 1.9, WIDTH 1.2. 32. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “GRUMBACHE, …[?]TISTS’ OIL COLOR, ”THALO”® GREEN.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 6.2, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.5. 33. PAINT TUBE, WHITE LID, MARKED, “GOLDEN PALETTE, G, M. GRUMBACHER INC., …NET CONTENTS 37 CC, …ZINC WHITE.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE. HEIGHT 8.6, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.3. 34. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “ YELLOW OCHRE, (MARS YELLOW), 70[?], CRAFTINT, …MEDIUM [?]IZE.” BROWNISH YELLOW PAINT COMES OUT OF CRACK NEAR TOP OF TUBE, WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE. HEIGHT 9.0, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.5. 35. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “[?]MBACHER, …CHROME YELLOW LIGHT, (MADE WITHOUT LEAD).” WHITE LABEL COVERS 7/8 OF TUBE, LID IS VIRTUALLY FREE OF PAINT RESIDUE. HEIGHT 10.1, LENGTH 2.2, WIDTH 1.4. 36. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “G[?]UM[?]CHER, -FLESH.” WHITE LABEL COVERS 7/8 OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.7, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.4. 37. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “PERMA[?] GREEN, WEBER ARTISTS’ OIL COLOR, …12 ML OR 3/8 OZ. FL.” ARTIST QUALITY SEAL AT BASE MARKED, “FAB” IN CENTER. HEIGHT 8.9, LENGTH 1.9, WIDTH 1.1. 38. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “EMERAL[?] GREEN HU[?], 852, CRAFT[?]T.” CREAM, STAINED PIECE OF PAPER AFFIXED TO BOTTOM OF TUBE, WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE. HEIGHT 9.4, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.3. 39. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “OIL COLOUR, PERMANE[?] GREEN.” GREEN PAINT RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE, BROWN, YELLOW AND GREEN PAINT COVER TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 5.7, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.1. 40. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “PHTHA[?]OCYANINE G[?]N, 851-E, …CRAFTINT.” WHITE LABEL COVERS 7/8 OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.3, LENGTH 2.0, WIDTH 1.3. ROW 1, COMPARTMENT 3 41. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, FINEST, …LAMP BLACK, G.” TUBE ATTACHED TO LARGE PIECE OF ALUMINUM FOIL AND BROWN STRING, BLACK PAINT SEEPING OUT SIDE OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.5, LENGTH 5.5, WIDTH 2.7. 42. PAINT TUBE, METAL LID, NO LABEL METAL TUBE, EMBOSSED “TALENS, HOLLAND” AT TOP OF TUBE. HEIGHT 9.3, LENGTH 3.9, WIDTH 2.4/ 43. PAINT TUBE, GREY LID, CREAM-COLOURED PIGMENT AROUND LID, NO LABEL METAL TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 8.2, LENGTH 5.1, WIDTH 3.5. 44. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “REILLY,” TOP OF TUBE EMBOSSED WITH THREE STARS AND “GRUMBACHER,” END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER, MAKER’S SIGNATURE ON LABEL ON BACK. HEIGHT 6.0, LENGTH 3.9, WIDTH 2.3. 45. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID WITH RED PAINT RESIDUE AROUND BASE, MARKED, “GRUMBA[?]HER, …MA[?] RED, …NO. 555, …ARTIFICIAL IRON OXIDE.” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE. HEIGHT 8.9, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.2. ROW 2, COMPARTMENT 4 46. PAPER LABEL, ORANGE, BLACK AND CREAM, MARKED “R[?]BRA OLIE, APELDOORN, SIENNA.” IMAGE OF CROSS-LEGGED PERSON HOLDING A PALETTE. LENGTH 4.6, WIDTH 4.0. 47. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED “FRANK J. REILLY, …[?]EILLY 2.” PAPER LABEL IS SOILED WITH SEVERAL COLORS OF PAINT, END OF TUBE IS FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 7.2, LENGTH 3.8, WIDTH 2.2. 48. PAINT TUBE, METAL LID EMBOSSED, “LONDON, W&N, ENGLAND,”, METAL TUBE IS BROKEN WITH BLUE PAINT COMING OUT OF CRACK. HEIGHT, 3.9, LENGTH 3.2, WIDTH 1.5. ROW 2, LAYING ACROSS COMPARTMENT 5 49. PAINT BRUSH, BLUNT, SHORT, DENSE, HEAVILY WORN, RED TINGED BRISTLES, BRISTLES ATTACHED TO HANDLE VIA METAL CASING, WOODEN HANDLE MARKED, “5,” TAN COLORED HANDLE STAINED WITH BLUE, RED, AQUA AND PEACH PAINT, WOODEN HANDLE SLIGHTLY WARPED, HANDLE TAPERS AT END. LENGTH 30.0, DIAMETER 1.1 50. PAINT BRUSH, FLAT, SQUARE-EDGED, YELLOWISH-RED BRISTLES, BRISTLES ATTACHED TO HANDLE VIA METAL CASING, WOODEN HANDLE MARKED, “7,” TAN COLORED HANDLE HAS SMALL TRACES OF RED, BLUE AND BEIGE PAINT, HANDLE TAPERS AT END. LENGTH 32.2, DIAMETER 1.3. ROW 2, INSIDE COMPARTMENT 5 51. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID CAKED IN DARK YELLOW-BROWN PAIN, MARKED, “GR[?]MBA[?]HER, NO. 525, …TESTED, RAW SIENNA, …THE AME[?]AN ARTIS[?], PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE IS FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 6.4, LENGTH 4.2, WIDTH 2.4. 52. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “R[?]ILLY, 6, [?]EUTRAL VAL[?] , …M. GRUMBAC[?],” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, GREY PAINT RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE, END OF TUBE IS FOLDED OVER, TUBE IS CURVED AND NEARLY EMPTY. HEIGHT 6.4, LENGTH 4.3, WIDTH 2.4. 53. PAINT TUBE, METAL LID HELD ON BY BROWN PAINT RESIDUE, TOP OF TUBE IS EMBOSSED “REEVES, …SONS…”, LABEL MARKED, “MADE IN E[?], …REEV[?] OF LONDON, MANU[?], …ARTISTS,” CREAM LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE IS FOLDED OVER SEVERAL TIMES. HEIGHT 4.1, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.5. 54. PALLET KNIFE, OBLONG, FLAT METAL PIECE ATTACHED TO BLACK-GREEN, WOODEN HANDLE. METAL ETCHED, “F.R. & [?],” METAL SMEARED WITH WHITE, PEACH, YELLOW, GREEN AND ORANGE PAINT, COLOR ON HANDLE IS WORN AT THE END AND CHIPPED AWAY NEAR THE TOP, HANDLE HAS GREEN AND YELLOW PAINT RESIDUE. LENGTH 16.3, DIAMETER 1.6. 55. BUTTER KNIFE, MARKED, “STAINLESS STEEL JAPAN,” EDGES OF HANDLE ARE ROUNDED OFF, KNIFE COVERED IN RED, YELLOW, WHITE, GREEN, RUST AND BLACK PAINT RESIDUE, SMALL PIECE OF ALUMINUM FOIL ATTACHED TO BLADE. HEIGHT 20.3, LENGTH 1.6, WIDTH 0.7. 56. PENCIL CRAYON, DULL TIP, MARKED, “LAURENTIAN, VENUS PENCIL CO…., MADE IN CANADA, MIDNIGHT BLACK, 12,” BLACK AND WHITE PAINT RESIDUE ON PENCIL, WOOD IS SPLITTING NEAR END OF PENCIL, PAINT FADING AROUND THE CRACK. LENGTH 14.4, DIAMETER 0.7. 57. PENCIL CRAYON, DOUBLE ENDED, DULL TIPS, HALF BLUE, HALF RED, WHITE, CIRCULAR STRIPES ON RED AND BLUE BACKGROUND COLORS, MARKED, “156 SUNSET COMBINA[?],” PIECE OF CELLOPHANE STUCK TO RED HALF OF PENCIL. LENGTH 17.1, DIAMETER 1.8. 58. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “6, … EXCELLENT WORKING, …MANENCE, …GUARANTEED, …SPECIFICA[?], …AS REQUESTED BY FRANK J. REI[?],” YELLOWING PAPER LABEL COVERS MOST OF TUBE, GRAY PAINT RESIDUE INSIDE TUBE, TOP OF TUBE EMBOSSED, “GRUMBACHER,” END OF TUBE ROLLED OVER. HEIGHT 4.6, LENGTH 4.3, WIDTH 2.3. ROW 2, COMPARTMENT 6 CONTAINS 2 CIRCULAR MIXING TRAYS ATTACHED TO PAINT BOX. ROW 3, COMPARTMENT 7 59. GLASS BOTTLE, YELLOW WITH BLACK METAL LID, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, PAINT THINNER, GRUMTINE, …ONE FL. OZ. MADE IN U.S.A.” HEIGHT 9.0, LENGTH 3.7, WIDTH, 2.3. 60. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, PAPER LABEL OBSCURED BY WHITE, BROWN AND DARK GREEN PAINT RESIDUE, METAL TUBE COVERED IN BLACK, ORANGE, GREEN AND BROWN PAINT RESIDUE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER, LABEL COVERS HALF OF TUBE. HEIGHT 6.4, LENGTH 3.9. WIDTH 2.3. 61. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “RE[?]LLY, 4, NEUTRAL ARTISTS’ OIL COLO[?],” PAPER LABEL CRACKED AND PEELING ALONG SIDE OF TUBE AND TOP OF TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED. HEIGHT 7.1, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.2. 62. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, WHITE AND BLUE LABEL WEARING AWAY SO TEXT IS ILLEGIBLE, NAVY PAINT RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE, TUBE ALMOST EMPTY. HEIGHT 5.8, LENGTH 2.5, WIDTH 1.7. 63. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “RICHMO[?]D, PERMANENT ARTISTS’, …COLO[?], REEVES OF LONDON,” YELLOW PAINT RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE, LABEL HAND MARKED, “85,” BOTTOM, FRONT PORTION OF LABEL MISSING, METAL TUBE. HEIGHT 8.3, LENGTH, 3.7, WIDTH 2.2. 64. LID, BLACK, PLASTIC, ROUND WITH RIDGED EDGES, FLECKED WITH RED, WHITE AND BLACK PAINT RESIDUE. HEIGHT 0.3, DIAMETER 1.7. 65. LID, BLACK, PLASTIC, ROUND WITH RIDGED EDGES, STILL ATTACHED TO PORTION OF CONTAINER, FLECKED WITH BROWN AND WHITE PAINT RESIDUE. HEIGHT 1.1, DIAMETER 1.1. 66. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “NO. 532, PRE-TESTED, ZINC YELLOW, 37 CC,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END SLIGHTLY FOLDED OVER, YELLOW PAINT RESIDUE AROUND BASE OF LID. HEIGHT 8.2, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.1. 67. LID, BLACK, PLASTIC, ROUND WITH RIDGED EDGES, FLECKED WITH WHITE, BLUE, RED, YELLOW AND GREY PAINT RESIDUE. HEIGHT 0.6, DIAMETER 1.7. 68. PAINT TUBE, METAL LID, MARKED, “REM[?]RANDT, 228, APELDOORN, HOLLAND, REMBRANDT BLUE,” BLACK PAPER LABEL COVERS HALF OF METAL TUBE. HEIGHT 9.1, LENGTH 3.7, WIDTH 2.5. 69. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “[?]EILLY, 9, NEUTRAL VALUES,” PAPER LABEL COVERS MOST OF TUBE, TOP OF TUBE EMBOSSED, “GRUMBACHER”, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER, WHITE RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE. HEIGHT 5.4, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.2. 70. LID, METAL, OCTAGONAL SHAPED EDGES, LARGE AMOUNTS OF YELLOW PAINT RESIDUE ESPECIALLY ON UNDERSIDE. HEIGHT 0.5, DIAMETER 1.9. 71. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, TUBE FOLDED IN HALF, PIECE(S) OF ALUMINUM FOIL STUCK TO TUBE, LABEL PEELING AWAY, ORANGE PAINT RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE, OUTSIDE OF TUBE IS COVERED IN BROWN, WHITE AND ORANGE PAINT RESIDUE. HEIGHT 5.6, LENGTH 4.5, WIDTH 3.8. 72. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “GRUMBACHER, PERMANENT OIL COLOR, ARTISTS’ QUALITY, … MARS YELLOW, 37CC,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 7.0, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.5. 73. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “[?]RUMB[?]CHER, NO. 573, …“THALO”, YELLOW GREEN, 37CC,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE. HEIGHT 8.5, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.3. 74. PAINT TUBE, WHITE LID, MARKED, “FINE, …[?]URNT SIENNA, …REEVES & SONS LTD. LONDON,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, LID ATTACHED BY BROWN-RED PAINT RESIDUE. HEIGHT 10.1, LENGTH 3.8, WIDTH 2.0. 75. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, METAL TUBE WITH PAPER LABEL, LABEL OBSCURED BY RED AND WHITE PAINT RESIDUE, BLUE-BLACK PAINT RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE, FRAGMENT OF PAPER ATTACHED TO TOP OF TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT, 8.0, LENGTH 3.7, WIDTH 2.5. . 76. PAINT TUBE, PAPER LABEL OBSCURED BY REDDISH-BROWN RESIDUE, NUMBER “5” VISIBLE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER, PIECE OF STRING ATTACHED TO RESIDUE ON TUBE, TOP OF TUBE EMBOSSED [?]BACHER.” HEIGHT 6.6, LENGTH 4.5, WIDTH 2.3. 77. PAINT TUBE, METAL LID, MARKED, “REMBRANDT, …APELDOORN HOLLAND , 46, [?]APLES YELLOW,” PAPER LABEL COVERS PART OF METAL TUBE, LABEL TORN AND YELLOWING, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 7.1, LENGTH 3.8, WIDTH 2.5. 78. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “PRE-TESTED, NAPLES YELLOW,” TOP OF TUBE EMBOSSED, “GRUMBACHER,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER, YELLOW RESIDUE AROUND BASE OF LID. HEIGHT 6.4, LENGTH 4.1, WIDTH 2.5. 79. LID, BLACK, PLASTIC, HEXAGONAL SHAPED EDGES, CIRCLE IN CENTER OF LID, LIGHT BEIGE PAINT RESIDUE ON UNDERSIDE OF LID. HEIGHT 0.6, DIAMETER 1.7. 80. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “[?]RUMBACHER, …PRE-TESTED, PAYNE’S GRAY, 37CC,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, BLUE, RED AND BROWN PAINT RESIDUE THROUGHOUT. HEIGHT 8.3 LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.1. 81. PAINT TUBE, METAL LID, MARKED, “REMBRANDT, …APELDOORN HOLLAND, 145, …CHINESE VERMILLION,” PAPER LABEL HAS ASTERISK IN CENTRE, LABEL COVERS HALF OF TUBE, RED AND ORANGE PAINT RESIDUE AT BOTTOM OF TUBE, RED PAINT AROUND BASE OF LID, LABEL TORN AND PEELING AT BACK OF TUBE. HEIGHT 8.4, LENGTH 4.2, WIDTH 2.5. ROW 3, COMPARTMENT 8 82. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “GRUM[?], GAINS[?], ARTISTS’…, COBALT, VIOLET,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 4.4, LENGTH 2.1, WIDTH 1.3. 83. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “REILLY…” LIGHT GREY PAINT RESIDUE INSIDE TUBE, PAPER LABEL IS FRAGMENTED AND DIFFICULT TO READ, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 4.5, LENGTH 3.8, WIDTH 2.2. 84. PAINT TUBE, BLACK LID, MARKED, “REILLY, 3,” LABEL DARKENED AND OBSCURED WITH GREEN, BROWN AND WHITE PAINT RESIDUE, FRAGMENT OF ALUMINUM FOIL STUCK TO FRONT OF LABEL, MAKER’S SIGNATURE ON BACK OF LABEL, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 7.2, LENGTH 3.3, WIDTH 2.1. ROW 3, COMPARTMENT 9 85. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “…BLACK, SHEFFIELD, CANADA,” BLUE AND WHITE LABEL FADED AND PEELING, PINK AND YELLOW FRAGMENTS OF PAPER STUCK TO FRONT AND BACK OF TUBE, BLACK PAINT VISIBLE THROUGH CRACK IN TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER. HEIGHT 8.6, LENGTH 3.9, WIDTH 2.0. 86. PAINT TUBE, NO LID, MARKED, “REILLY, 5, …REILLY NEUTRAL VALUES,” WHITE LABEL COVERS ENTIRE TUBE, END OF TUBE FOLDED OVER, GREY PAINT RESIDUE ON INSIDE OF TUBE. HEIGHT 6.5, LENGTH 4.0, WIDTH 2.5. 87. ORANGE AND WHITE PAPER LABEL, NUMBER “61” CIRCLED IN CENTRE OF LABEL. HEIGHT 1.4, LENGTH 3.2, WIDTH 1.6. 88. PAINT TUBE, ORANGE CAP AND ORANGE AND WHITE LABEL. FRONT OF LABEL READS, “GREYHOUND,” BACK OF LABEL WITH IMAGE OF GREYHOUND AND TEXT UNDERNEATH READING, “MADE IN ENGLAND.” TUBE WITH VARIOUS PAINT CHIPS AND OTHER DIRT AFFIXED TO ITS SURFACE. HEIGHT 1.5, LENGTH 4.8, WIDTH 2.6. 89. PAINT TUBE, LACKING LID, LABEL SOILED THROUGHOUT, VISIBLE TEXT READS, “GREYHOUND…ULTRAMARINE…MADE IN ENGLAND.” PIECE OF FOIL STUCK TO SIDE OF TUBE, BOTTOM OF TUBE ROLLED UP. HEIGHT 2.2, LENGTH 6.2, WIDTH 3.1.
Subjects
PAINTING T&E
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
PROFESSIONS
History
PAINTBOX DONATED BY RON HAGELL JR. UPON THE PASSING OF E. F. (TED) HAGELL, RON'S FATHER, RON SR., ACQUIRED THE PAINTBOX, WHO THEN GAVE IT TO RON. RON USED THE PAINTBOX BRIEFLY, PENNING HIS AND HIS GRANDFATHER'S NAME ON THE BOX BEFORE DECIDING THAT IT "DID NOT FEEL RIGHT" TO USE THE PAINTBOX. ACCORDING TO RON, TED USED THIS PAINTBOX FROM THE MID 1940S UP UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1964. MOST OF THE COLOUR WORKS PRODUCED DURING THE LAST 2 DECADES OF HIS LIFE WOULD LIKELY HAVE BEEN CREATED USING PAINTS FROM THIS PAINTBOX. TED OBTAINED SOME OF THE ART SUPPLIES CONTAINED WITHIN THE BOX BY WRITING TO HIS SISTER, VIOLET, WHO LIVED IN VANCOUVER. THERE WERE NO SUCH SUPPLIES AVAILABLE TO TED WHERE HE WAS LIVING. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *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
P20070008001
Acquisition Date
2007-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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
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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
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Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19920004001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
208.0
Description
STRING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULBS WIRED IN SERIES. BAKELITE SOCKETS, C/W 8 COLORED BULBS (REDS, BLUES, YELLOWS). CLOTH COVERED WIRE & 2 PRONG CONNECTORS FOR WALL SOCKET. BAKELITE CONNECTOR "660 W- 250 V", "NOMA" REVERSE CONNECTOR ADAPTS TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL CONNECTOR PLUG IN. SOME BULBS MARKED.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
NOMA. USED BY DONOR FOR MANY YEARS ON FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE. REPLACED WITH MORE MODERN STRING. "WHEN 1 BULB BURNT OUT, ALL WENT OUT UNTIL THE BURNT OUT ONE WAS REPLACED." *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “THIS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM 'THE BOWLADROME'. WORKED THERE AS A PIN SETTER IN THE EARLY FORTIES, AND WAS GIVEN IT BY HARRY WILLIAMS WHO WAS THE MANAGER OF THE BUSINESS AT THAT TIME. (HARRY WROTE TEAM NAMES AND ALLEY INFORMATION ON A BLACKBOARD. HE HAD BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING.)” *** *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY IRMA DOGTEROM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS ESTABLISHED THROUGH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH: “IRMA [DOGTEROM] WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON OCTOBER 3, 1930,” HER OBITUARY ON THE MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS WEBSITE STATES, “AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SHE MET AND MARRIED JAKE DOGTEROM (1926-2015). THEY SET UP HOUSE ON THE FARM EAST OF LETHBRIDGE [IN 1950] AND CORAL, JAN, DAVE, AND NANCY SOON FOLLOWED.” ACCORDING TO JAKE’S OBITUARY, THE COUPLE MOVED INTO LETHBRIDGE IN 1988, THOUGH JAKE CONTINUED TO COMMUTE TO THE FARM TO WORK. THE OBITUARY STATES THAT SHE WAS A TWO-TIME RECIPIENT OF THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE MEDAL. FURTHER LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL SOURCES SPEAK ABOUT HER PASSION FOR LOCAL HISTORY, WHICH HAS BEEN ILLUMINATED THROUGH HER INVOLVEMENT OF NAMING THE STREETS AFTER SIGNIFICANT WOMEN FROM LOCAL HISTORY IN THE LEGACY RIDGE DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE. IRMA DOGTEROM PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON AUGUST 5, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWLADROME WAS LEARNED THROUGH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 8, 1940 PRIOR TO THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEWLY RENOVATED “HARRY’S BOWLADROME.” THE ARTICLE STATES THAT THE FACILITY WAS OWNED BY LEE AND GORDON BREWERTON OF RAYMOND AND CARDSTON AND WAS MANAGED BY HARRY WILLIAMS. THE RENOVATION RETAINED THE BOWLING ALLEY’S ORIGINAL LOCATION IN THE BAALIM BLOCK ON 6TH STREET SOUTH, BUT ADDED THE UPPER FLOOR TO THE BUSINESS. THE ARTICLE PROVIDES A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACILITY, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE “MODERN MOTIF” EVIDENT IN THE DESIGN ELEMENTS. READERS ARE TOLD, “PRESENT INDICATIONS POINT TO THE BIGGEST YEAR BOWLING HAS EVER ENJOYED IN LETHBRIDGE.” A HERALD ARTICLE FROM 1951 STATES THAT THE BOWLADROME WAS “THE LARGEST ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS KIND IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA.” THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS, STATING THAT IT WAS FIRST OPENED BY HORACE BARRETT AND JAMES K. MOSSEY IN 1928. IN 1934, BARRETT SOLD HIS INTEREST IN THE BUSINESS TO HARRY CHAPMAN, AND IN THE LATE 1930S THE BREWERTON’S PURCHASED THE BUSINESS FROM THE PARTNERS. IN 1947, JOHN ACHTEM PURCHASED THE BUSINESS FROM THE BREWERTON’S. FOLLOWING A RENOVATION, ACHTEM SOLD THE BOWLADROME TO KURT GALLSTROM AND CLARENCE “KEG” BROWN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH INDICATES THAT THE BOWLADROME CLOSED AROUND THE MID TO LATE SEVENTIES. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19920004001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWLADROME, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930068001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, INCLUDING FULL OBITUARIES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19920004001
Acquisition Date
1992-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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