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Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Date
1940
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
25.2
Width
18.7
Description
HANDMADE ALBUM CONSISTS OF BACK AND FRONT COVERS MADE OF INTERWOVEN PLANT STALKS OR FIBRES. COVERS DISPLAY A DARK COLOURED GEOMETRIC DESIGN. FRONT COVER EMBOSSED "MB" AND "CANADA 1940-41". INSIDE COVERS FEATURE CARDBOARD SURFACE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ALBUM BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, JACK EKLUND. DONOR REQUESTS JACK BE NAMED ON ANY FUTURE LABELLING AS DONOR. ALBUM WAS GIVEN TO FATHER BY HIENRICH BIER, AN INMATE OF LETHBRIDGE'S P.O.W. CAMP. DONOR'S FATHER MANAGED THE BENNETT FARM IN COALDALE WHERE P.O.W.'S WORKED. DONOR AND HIS FAMILY TREATED P.O.W.'S WELL AND GAVE THEM GOODS LIKE COFFEE. IN RETURN PRISONERS GAVE ALBUM TO JACK. IN ADDITION TO BIER, LUTHER ZIEMAHAGEL, ANOTHER P.O.W. WAS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND. JACK EKLUND'S PARENTS WERE ORIGINALLY FROM UTAH PRIOR TO SETTLEMENT IN RAYMOND/ STIRLING. JACK WAS BORN IN STIRLING. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, CARDBOARD, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19980048022
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1992
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, CARDBOARD, CLOTH
No. Pieces
3
Height
9.9
Diameter
7.6
Description
A CLEAR GLASS BALL WITH A SMALL, ROUND, WOOD STAND; STAINED DARK BROWN. COMES IN A LIGHT GREEN BOX WITH A LIGHT FLORAL DESIGN COVERING IT'S SURFACE. THE LATCH IS ATTACHED TO THE BOX VIA A PIECE OF CLOTH THAT APPEARS TO BE IN A BRITISH FLAG TYPE PATTERN. LIGHT GREY CLOTH INSIDE IS USED AS A MEANS OF CUSHIONING THE GLASS BALL.
Subjects
FUNCTION UNKNOWN
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
POSSIBLY A GIFT TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER ON ONE OF HIS MANY TRIPS ABROAD? (SEE P19980048016-21-GA).
Catalogue Number
P19980048022
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CRANE BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19980048025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRANE BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1998
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.2
Length
68.7
Width
65.0
Description
LARGE BANNER HAS A PICTURE OF 3 CRANES ON IT (COLORED ALMOST LIKE WHOOPING CRANES), IN FRONT OF A DARK ORANGE WAVE LIKE PATTERN THAT EXTENDS ACROSS THE BANNER. ON EITHER SIDE (UPPER LEFT AND LOWER RIGHT), IS A BEIGE COLOR WITH NO DISCERNABLE PATTERN. THERE ARE NO OTHER MARKINGS ON THIS ARTIFACT. THE BANNER IS KEPT INSIDE A BOX WITH A PAPER COVERING. THE PAPER COVERING HAS A BOW DRAWN ON IT ALONG WITH A SMALL DIAMOND SHAPED DESIGN THAT IS PURPLE, ORANGE, AND GOLD PRIMARILY. THE BOXES DIMENSIONS ARE, HEIGHT- 2.4 CM, LENGTH- 25.4CM, WIDTH- 16.8CM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
GIFT FROM JAPAN - LETHBRIDGE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN PHILOSOPHY, IT IS REQUIRED THAT DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT (LIKE A STUDENT EXCHANGE) A GIFT IS GIVEN TO THE HOST COUNTRY (IN THIS CASE CITY). THIS BANNER IS SUCH A GIFT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048025
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20170023002
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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
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Other Name
BASKET & EASTER EGG SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER
Catalogue Number
P19738277001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASKET & EASTER EGG SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WICKER
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.3
Length
17.8
Width
12.1
Description
WICKER BASKET C/W 1/2 HOOP OR LOOP HANDLE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PART OF SET WHICH INCLUDES, THREE DECORATED EGGS PYSKANKY (EASTER) & A DOILY. UKRAINIAN CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738277001
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SOUVENIR BASKET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19970041138
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUVENIR BASKET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.2
Length
16.5
Width
13.5
Description
HANGING POUCH BASKET IS CARDBOARD BACK WITH TWO LEATHER WALLS SEWN TO IT WITH LEATHER CORDS. ON FRONT IS INDIAN CHIEFS HEAD WITH EAGLE FEATHER HEADDRESS. ABOVE CHIEF'S HEAD IS "CALGARY" AND AT BOTTOM IS "CANADA". LEATHER IS TORN DOWN RIGHT FRONT SIDE AND EXTREMELY WORN ALL OVER. TWINE BINDING ACROSS BOTTOM IS TORN AS WELL.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
HANGING BASKET WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER IN HIS CHURCH OFFICE. ORIGIN UNKNOWN. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041138
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PAPER MESSAGE BASKET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER MESSAGE BASKET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.4
Width
18.9
Description
PINK PAPER BASKET IS FLAT CARDBOARD BACK WITH CROSS-WOVEN POUCH FASTENED TO BOTTOM HALF. BASKET HAS FADED RED RIBBON TIED THROUGH TWO HOLES AT TOP. TWO RED BIRD-LIKE FIGURES ARE GLUED TO BACK AS DECORATION, ONE LARGE & ONE SMALL. PAPER IS SLIGHTLY WORN AND FADED.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
PAPER BASKET WAS LIKELY GIVEN AS A GIFT TO THE REVEREND CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, (DONOR'S FATHER). REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER RELOCATION FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041002
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
YUNG-CHUNG BELL
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, WOOD, CARDBOARD, FELT
Catalogue Number
P20010099022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
YUNG-CHUNG BELL
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
METAL, WOOD, CARDBOARD, FELT
No. Pieces
7
Height
19.9
Length
8.7
Width
9.3
Description
BELL IS MADE OF DARK GREEN METAL. THE LIP OF THE BELL IS CURVED UP ON THE LENGTHWISE SIDE, GIVING IT TWO POINTS ON EITHER END. ON TWO SIDES, THE BELL HAS IT'S MOST DISTINCTIVE FEATURES, 6 ROWS OF POINTS WHICH STICK DIRECTLY OUT FROM THE BELL, EACH SEPARATED BY A SMALL DESIGN. ON ONE SIDE OF THE BELL, IS WHAT LOOKS LIKE HIEROGLYPHICS. EXTENDING IMMEDIATELY UP FROM THE LARGE PORTION OF THE BELL IS A NARROW, HOLLOW SHAFT WITH A RING, FROM WHICH THE BELL IS SUSPENDED. THERE IS ALSO A BLACK STAND MADE OUT OF WOOD. THE BELL AND STAND ARE INSIDE AN AQUA COLORED BOX WITH A PAPER LIKE TEXTURE. THE INSIDE OF THE BOX IS RED AND CONTAINS YELLOW FELT FOR CUSHIONING OF THE BELL. ON THE TOP OF THE LID OF THE BOX, A GOLD PICTURE SHOWS A SMALL IMAGE OF THE BELL, AS WELL AS SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS. THE BOX'S MEASURMENTS ARE, LENGTH- 12.5 CM, WIDTH- 11.5 HEIGHT- 23.7CM.
Subjects
SOUND COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS ARTIFACT WAS GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) DURING HIS SECOND VISIT TO TAIWAN IN 1998. THE BELL IS A CERTIFIED REPLICA FORM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN TAIWAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VISIT, SEE P20010099001, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BELL, SEE PERMANENT RECORDS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099022
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
8.9
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK PATTERN WITH CROSS IN CIRCLE MOTIF REGULARLY SPACED. BACKED ON BUCKSKIN. ARTIFACT APPEARS COMPLETE. BEADS ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW. BUCKSKIN BACKING SOILED, WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *NOTE* LOOSE TASSELS
Subjects
BEDDING
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION METHOD INDICATE SIOUX ORIGINS. BLANKET STRIPS ORIGINAL USE TO JOIN A BUFFALO ROBE USED AS A BLANKET. WITH TRADE BLANKETS, STRIPS BECAME MORE DECORATIVE THAN FUNCTIONAL, OFTEN USED TO JOIN COURTING BLANKETS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. STRIPS OVER TIME BECAME LARGER IN WIDTH & FANCIER. MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SIOUX IN CANADA, OR TRADED/GIFT TO ALBERTA NATIVE.
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
Acquisition Date
1973-
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOOD-TURNED
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20120019000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD-TURNED
Date
2009
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Diameter
31
Description
WOOD-TURNED BOWL, MADE OF POPLAR. WOOD IS HONEY-COLOURED, WITH DARKER KNOTS AND GRAIN. TWO DARKER, INCISED RINGS ON OUTSIDE OF BOWL’S RIM. TEXT MARKED ON BOTTOM OF BOWL READS "BRYAN MATTHEWS, POPLAR, L.A. 1.04.09".
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
THIS BOWL WAS CRAFTED BY BRYAN MATTHEWS OUT OF WOOD SOURCED FROM A POPLAR TREE THAT GREW OUTSIDE THE GALT MUSEUM BUILDING FOR APPROXIMATELY 70 YEARS. THE TREE WAS CUT DOWN ON APRIL 17, 2008, AS PART OF THE MUSEUM’S STRATEGIC REVITALIZATION OF ITS PUBLIC ENTRANCE AND SURROUNDING ROADWAYS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120019000
Acquisition Date
2012-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041119
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
26
Height
3.7
Length
10.2
Width
10.2
Description
.1) BOX. WHITE CARDBOARD BOX HAS RED AND YELLOW LID WHICH HAS LEAF AND BRANCH MOTIF ON PAPER COVER. PAPER COVER IS TORN AT TOP RIGHT. ON INSIDE OF LID IS PAPER LABEL WITH ORANGE SYMBOL AT CENTRE AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .2) ORIGAMI BOX. 2.6CM X 2.6CM X 1.6CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH BLUE LID AND BLUE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PINK FOLDED FLOWER. .3) ORIGAMI BOX. 3.1CM X 3.1CM X 1.3CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH MEDIUM BLUE LID AND PURPLE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS ORANGE FOLDED FLOWER. .4) ORIGAMI BOX. 3.0CM X 3.0CM X 1.5CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH BLUE LID AND WHITE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS LIGHT BLUE FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .5) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.8CM X 1.8CM X 0.9CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH PINK LID AND PINK BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PINK FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .6) ORIGAMI BOX. 2.2CM X 2.2CM X 0.9CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH LIGHT BLUE LID AND BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PEACH COLORED FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .7) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.9CM X 1.9CM X 1.1CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH PINK LID AND LIGHT BLUE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PEACH COLORED FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .8) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.8CM X 1.8CM X 1.0CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WOTH PINK LID AND YELLOW BOTTOM. INSIDE IS LIGHT BLUE FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .9) ORIGAMI PAPER. THREE TRIANGULAR PIECES OF PAPER, TWO RED AND ONE GREEN. .10) ORIGAMI PAPER. TWO DIAMOND SHAPE PIECES OF PAPER, ONE BLUE AND ONE BROWN. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, TWO PIECES FROM THIS ARTIFACT WERE NOT FOUND. A RED TRIANGULAR PIECE OF PAPER AND A SMALL LIGHT BLUE PAPER CRANE ARE MISSING. KEVIN MACLEAN, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN, SUSPECTS THERE COULD HAVE BEEN AN ERROR IN THE CATALOGUING PROCESS. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE CURRENT NUMBER OF PIECES FOR THIS ARTIFACT HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM 28 TO 26.
Subjects
CONTAINER
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGAMI BOXES AND PAPER WERE FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF THE REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. DONOR IS UNSURE WHETHER MOTHER OR FATHER MADE THEM. REV. G.G.NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041119
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041120
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
5.5
Length
10.3
Width
10.3
Description
.1) BOX. WHITE CARDBOARD BOX HAS RED AND YELLOW LID WHICH HAS LEAF AND BRANCH MOTIF ON PAPER COVER. ON INSIDE OF LID IS PAPER LABEL WITH ORANGE SYMBOL AT CENTRE AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .2) ORIGAMI BALL. 6.5CM (D) MULTI SIDED GREEN AND WHITE PAPER BALL MADE FROM FOLDED SECTIONS OF PAPER.
Subjects
CONTAINER
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGAMI BOXES AND PAPER WERE FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF THE REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. DONOR IS UNSURE WHETHER MOTHER OR FATHER MADE THEM. REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041120
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
ARTIFICIAL FRUIT WALL ORNAMENTS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER, PAINT, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19910041021
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARTIFICIAL FRUIT WALL ORNAMENTS
Date
1959
Materials
PLASTER, PAINT, METAL
No. Pieces
4
Length
8.5
Width
8.6
Description
4 PAINTED PLASTER OF PARIS FRUIT WALL ORNAMENTS (APPLE, GRAPES, ORANGE, PLUM). EACH HAS SMALL METAL LOOP FOR HANGING ON REVERSE. PENCILLED ON REVERSE OF 2: "JUDY MADDISON MAY 1959" INDICATES ITEMS ARE HANDMADE. MADE BY POURING WET PLASTER INTO A MOLD. APPLE SLIGHTLY MARRED (CHIPPED) ON FINISHED SURFACE. PAINT IS PEELING EXTREMELY BADLY.
Subjects
ART
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR HAS PROVIDED NO INFORMATION. SEE P19910041001/2/3-GA FOR FAMILY HISTORY. PROVINENCE CANNOT BE DEFINITELY ESTABLISHED. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING TWO NECKLACES AND A CUSHION COVER DONATED BY MARY EDITH BOOSE IN 1991. INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR COMES FROM HER OBITUARY PUBLISHED ON THE VULCAN FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE. IT STATES BOOSE WAS BORN ON 24 JANUARY 1900 IN LIMA, OHIO. SHE “CAME TO NANTON WITH HER SISTER RUTH AND THEIR PARENTS, HENRY "DICK" FRANKLIN AND MARY ESTHER (NEE RINEHART) BOOSE IN THE SPRING OF 1909. THEY SETTLED ON A FARM 27 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NANTON.” AFTER ATTENDING CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL DURING 1923 – 1924, SHE BECAME A TEACHER. SHE TAUGHT SCHOOL AT EASTWAY. VULCAN, AND TURNER VALLEY. SHE RETIRED IN 1963 AFTER OVER THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF TEACHING. AFTER RETIREMENT, SHE RESIDED IN VULCAN AND PASSED AWAY THERE ON 15 FEBRUARY 1994 AT THE AGE OF 94 YEARS. THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19910041021
Acquisition Date
1991-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLOCK PRINT ON SILK/RAYON
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD (MASONITE), SILK, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19910041025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLOCK PRINT ON SILK/RAYON
Date
1959
Materials
WOOD (MASONITE), SILK, RAYON
No. Pieces
2
Length
40.5
Width
42.5
Description
RECTANGULAR MIXED RAYON/SILK PIECE WITH GREEN PRINTED DESIGNS AROUND PERIMETER. DESIGNS MADE WITH WOOD BLOCK CARVED TO CREATE DESIGN. WOOD BLOCK INCLUDED MADE OF COMPRESSED FIBRE BOARD SUCH AS MASONITE. TAG WITH "SILK & RAYON MIXED HAND ROLLED."
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR STATES SHE MADE BLOCK & FABRIC PIECE IN HANDICRAFT COURSE IN 1959 IN RED DEER. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING TWO NECKLACES AND A CUSHION COVER DONATED BY MARY EDITH BOOSE IN 1991. INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR COMES FROM HER OBITUARY PUBLISHED ON THE VULCAN FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE. IT STATES BOOSE WAS BORN ON 24 JANUARY 1900 IN LIMA, OHIO. SHE “CAME TO NANTON WITH HER SISTER RUTH AND THEIR PARENTS, HENRY "DICK" FRANKLIN AND MARY ESTHER (NEE RINEHART) BOOSE IN THE SPRING OF 1909. THEY SETTLED ON A FARM 27 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NANTON.” AFTER ATTENDING CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL DURING 1923 – 1924, SHE BECAME A TEACHER. SHE TAUGHT SCHOOL AT EASTWAY. VULCAN, AND TURNER VALLEY. SHE RETIRED IN 1963 AFTER OVER THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF TEACHING. AFTER RETIREMENT, SHE RESIDED IN VULCAN AND PASSED AWAY THERE ON 15 FEBRUARY 1994 AT THE AGE OF 94 YEARS. THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19910041025
Acquisition Date
1991-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, BRASS, ORGANIC MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19970041350
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Materials
PLASTIC, BRASS, ORGANIC MATERIAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
5.9
Width
3
Description
BROOCH IS RECTANGULAR PIECE OF CLEAR PLASTIC WITH ROUNDED ENDS AND NUMEROUS TINY SEA SHELLS GLUED TO IT IN A THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOWER DESIGN OF WHITE, PINK AND BLUE. BRASS PIN IS GLUED TO BACK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BROOCH WAS MADE BY DONOR AT THE AGE OF 13 OR 14 WHILE ATTENDING CAMP OLIVER WHICH WAS AN ANGLICAN SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENAGERS NEAR CALGARY. HER FATHER REV. NAKAYAMA AND THEIR FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041350
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041219
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.7
Length
3.8
Width
2.7
Description
BROOCH IS WOOD BASE CROSS SECTION OF A BRANCH WITH PLASTIC ART WORK ON IT. THE WORD "MOTHER" IS GLUED ACROSS TOP BUT SEVERAL BITS OF LETTERS HAVE BROKEN OFF. THE BOTTOM HALF IS A FLORAL AND SEA SHELL ARRANGEMENT IN PINK AND BLUE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BROOCH WAS MADE BY DONOR AT THE AGE OF 13 OR 14 WHILE ATTENDING CAMP OLIVER WHICH WAS AN ANGLICAN SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENAGERS NEAR CALGARY. HER FATHER REV. NAKAYAMA AND THEIR FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041219
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041220
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
3.6
Width
2.8
Description
BROOCH IS WOOD BASE CROSS SECTION OF A BRANCH WITH PLASTIC ART WORK ON IT. THE WORD "JOY" IS GLUED DIAGONALLY DOWN FRONT. ON EITHER SIDE OF "JOY" IS PINK AND GREEN FLORAL WORK.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BROOCH WAS MADE BY DONOR AT THE AGE OF 13 OR 14 WHILE ATTENDING CAMP OLIVER WHICH WAS AN ANGLICAN SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENAGERS NEAR CALGARY. HER FATHER REV. NAKAYAMA AND THEIR FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041220
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, SQUIRREL HAIR
Catalogue Number
P20000014021
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, SQUIRREL HAIR
No. Pieces
2
Length
19.0
Diameter
0.8
Description
VARNISHED WOOD HANDLE; INDIAN RED COLOUR. PRINTED ON HANDLE IS ""REEVES RODEA 908 MADE IN ENGLAND SQUIRREL HAIR"". BROWN HAIR IS ATTACHED TO ONE END BY A STEEL PIECE AROUND END OF HANDLE. HAS A SMALL RED PLASTIC PIECE AROUND HANDLE (NOT ORIGINAL).
Subjects
PAINTING T&E
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR PASSED AWAY AUGUST 3, 2001. BORN 10 MAY 1919 IN CARDIFF, ALBERTA, HE WAS RAISED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF EDMONTON. IN 1945 HE MARRIED MOLLY AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE PRACTICED CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR 30 YEARS IN THE FIRM MEECH, MITCHELL, ROBINS AND WATSON. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PRACTICED CONSULTING, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOYED VACATIONING IN MONTANA AND ARIZONA, BUT MADE SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY LOVED IT. MAURICE'S WIFE MOLLY PASSED AWAY JUST PRIOR TO HIM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A TABLE PAD. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE DONORS' NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH ADDS TO THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. MOLLY MITCHELL WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND GREW UP IN EDMONTON, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND MAURICE MITCHELL. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: MAURA, KURT, AND SCOTT. AFTER RAISING HER FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE, MOLLY RETURNED TO WORK AS A SOCIAL WORKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20000014021
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 PAINT BRUSH. 3 CM LTH X 18.1 CM DIA.. HORSE HAIR BRITTLE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. .2 PAINT BRUSH. 1.3 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 5.1 CM LTH. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. YELLOW PAINT ADHERING TO BONE .3 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 8.2 CM LTH. GREEN PAINT. .4 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 8.9 CM LTH. .RED PAINT ADHERING TO BONE. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIANS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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