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Other Name
SELTZER
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, NICKEL PLATED STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651656000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SELTZER
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
GLASS, NICKEL PLATED STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
30.2
Diameter
9.2
Description
LETHBRIDGE BREWING CO. LTD. ON NECK. "THE LETHBRIDGE BREWING AND MALTING CO. LTD. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. HIGH CLASS CARBONATED WATER. BRITISH SYPHON CO. LONDON" PAINTED ON FRONT. NICKEL PLATE TOP. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
MADE IN ENGLAND FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY, FOUNDED IN 1901 BY FRITZ SICK. ALSO CALLED SYPHON BOTTLES, THESE CONTAINERS WERE USED IN HOMES, HOTELS, BARS, AND CORNER SODA FOUNTAINS TO SPRITZ CARBONATED WATER. THE UNIQUE SYPHON TOP ALLOWED A PORTION OF THE BOTTLE’S CONTENTS TO BE DISPENSED WHILE PRESERVING THE REST FOR ANOTHER TIME. IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY THIS TYPE OF BOTTLE WAS ALSO PROMOTED AS BEING A SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, AND SOME USED THE SELTZER AS A CURE FOR HEARTBURN (ULTIMATELY THE ORIGIN OF ALKA-SELTZER). SELTZER WAS EXTREMELY POPULAR IN THE 1920S AND 30S, BUT HAD ALMOST DISAPPEARED BY THE 1940S. BREWERY CLOSED BY OWNER, MOLSONS IN 1990 & SUBSEQUENTLY DEMOLISHED.DONOR A FORMER VOLUNTEER AT THE MUSEUM IS DECEASED. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING FOUR PAINTINGS CREATED BY THE DONOR, CHRISTIAN GIBSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON GIBSON WAS EXCERPTED FROM HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY: CHRISTIAN GIBSON WAS BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND IN 1887 AND EDUCATED IN LONDON, ENGLAND BEFORE ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1908. HE WORKED FOR THE CITY AS ZOO KEEPER AT THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS AND FOR THE ALBERTA RAILROAD AND IRRIGATION COMPANY BEFORE BEGINNING HIS 35 YEAR CAREER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE IN 1913. GIBSON SERVED WITH THE 25TH BATTERY CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY FROM 1908 TO 1914 AND FROM 1914 TO 1919 HE SERVED IN ENGLAND IN FRANCE WITH THE 20TH BATTERY CFA. HE WAS ALSO VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY AS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB, ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL, LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, PLAYGOERS OF LETHBRIDGE, ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, PEMMICAN CLUB, MASONIC LODGE, AND THE GALT HOSPITAL BOARD. HE AND HIS WIFE LINDA WERE HEAVILY INFLUENTIAL IN THE RED CROSS SOCIETY’S LETHRBIDGE CHAPTER, AND HAD TWO CHILDREN, FRED AND DORIS. CHRISTIAN GIBSON PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 26, 1971. IN 2010 HIS DAUGHTER, DORIS BALCOVSKE, PARTICIPATED IN THE GALT MUSEUM’S FIRST ‘TREASURES & CURIOSITIES’ EXHIBIT BY SELECTING ONE OF HER FATHER’S PAINTINGS TO BE DISPLAYED. SHE SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE ABOUT GIBSON’S ASSOCIATION WITH THE GALT AND HIS PAINTING PRACTICE: “MY FATHER… WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE GALT MUSEUM AND HELPED COLLECT MANY OF THE ARTIFACTS. MY FATHER WAS A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST WITH OILS, WATER COLORS, AND ALSO PEN AND INK… THE FAMILY OWNS MOST OF HIS PAINTINGS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE P19694807000 FOR HARDCOPY OF GIBSON’S OBITUARY. SEE RECORD P19930031001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GIBSON FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19651656000
Acquisition Date
1965-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
UNIFORM DRESS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073156
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIFORM DRESS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
118.5
Width
83
Description
GREEN COTTON ANKLE-LENGTH UNIFORM DRESS. FRONT CLOSURE, WITH 9 BUTTONS HOLES DOWN ENTIRE LENGTH. WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS, ATTACHED WITH SPLIT PINS (ONLY FOUR DOWN FRONT; REST MISSING). WHITE COLLAR AND TRIM ON SHORT SLEEVES. PLEATED WAIST, WITH TWO POCKETS ON FRONT OF SKIRT AND A BREAST POCKET. C/W COTTON BELT, FITS THROUGH TWO BELT LOOPS. TAG INSIDE COLLAR READS "LA CROSS PROFESSIONAL UNIFORMS SANFORIZED". "L518" STAMPED ON BOTH DRESS AND BELT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER. *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
P19950073156
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FRITZ SICK OIL PORTRAIT
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, CANVAS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19900020024
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRITZ SICK OIL PORTRAIT
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
GLASS, CANVAS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
66.2
Width
56.6
Description
FRAMED OIL FULL FACE PORTRAIT OF FRITZ SICK, BUST. ARTIST'S SIGNATURE BR, "DE GRANDMAISON".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
INDUSTRY
History
THIS PAINTING WAS DONE BY NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON (1892-1978), A PORTRATIST WHOSE PASSION WAS DEPICTING THE FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. DE GRANDMAISON WAS BORN IN 1892 TO AN ARISTOCRATIC FAMILY IN RUSSIA. HE STUDIED ART, MUSIC, HISTORY, LANGUAGES, CARTOGRAPHY AND TOPOGRAPHY, AND EMIGRATED TO CANADA AFTER BEING CAPTURED AS A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR IN WWI. DE GRANDMAISON FELT AN AFFINITY WITH THE FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE OF THE PLAINS, PICTORIALIZING THEIR LIKENESSES AND RECORDING THE ORAL HISTORIES OF HIS SITTERS. DE GRANDMAISON MADE HIS LIVING WITH COMMISSIONED PORTRAITS OF POLITICIANS, BUSINESSMEN, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS, SELLING THESE WORKS WHILE KEEPING HIS PORTRAITS OF NATIVE SITTERS IN HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION. DE GRANDMAISON RECEIVED MANY HONORS DURING HIS LIFETIME, INCLUDING INDUCTION INTO THE PEIGAN TRIBE AND HONOURARY TITLE OF CHIEF. WHEN HE DIED, HE WAS BURIED ON THE PIIKANI RESERVE IN BROCKET, ALBERTA. ALLEGEDLY FRITZ AND EMIL SICK HELPED THE ARTIST OUT DURING SOME DIFFICULT TIMES, AND THIS PAINTING WAS A RESULT OF THAT AID (POSSIBLY COMMISSIONED BY THE SICKS). FRITZ SICK FOUNDER OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY, BORN IN 1859 IN FREIBURG GERMANY, LANDED IN AMERICA IN 1883, TRAVELLED TO CINCINNATI, THE BREWING CENTRE OF U.S TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BREWING. LATER WENT TO OTHER BREWERIES IN SAN FRANCISCO, TACOMA, SPOKANE & THEN TO TRAIL B.C. & TO FERNIE WHERE HE FOUNDED FERNIE-FORT STEELE BREWERIES, SELLING OUT IN 1901 HE MOVED TO & BUILT A NEW BREWERY IN LETHBRIDGE & WITH 2 HELPERS RAN THE BREWERY AND WAS THE BREWER,COOPER, MALTSER, SALESMAN & OFFICE FORCE & TURNED OUT 3000 BARRELS/YR. FRITZ SICK DIED IN VANCOUVER IN 1945. SOURCE: SICKS' ENTERPRISER FALL 1945. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, AND FOUND A CORRELATION WITH THIS PORTRAIT AND ANOTHER OF FRITZ SICK THAT WAS ALSO PAINTED BY NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON. SEE RECORD P20130007005 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19900020024
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PILSNER LABEL DISPLAY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20020030000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PILSNER LABEL DISPLAY
Date
1992
Materials
GLASS, METAL, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.4
Length
36.6
Width
38.6
Description
PLAQUE HAS A GOLD COLORED FRAME WITH A MAROON MATTE. THE MATTE IS CUT WITH A HEXAGONAL WINDOW IN THE CENTER. UNDER THE MATTE, AND VISIBLE THROUGH THE GLASS, THERE ARE NINE PILSNER STICKERS. THE LARGEST, IN THE CENTER HAS A PICTORIAL THAT INCLUDES TEE-PEES, A MID-20'S ERA MOTOR CAR, AN EARLY BI-PLANE, AND A HORSE AND CARRIAGE. THE TEXT READS "OLD STYLE PILSNER". AROUND THIS CENTER STICKER, THERE ARE SIX SMALLER STICKERS WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGHOUT VARIOUS STAGES OF IT'S DEVELOPMENT. AT THE TOP OF EACH OF THESE IMAGES IN A YELLOW BAND IT HAS THE TEXT "HAPPY 100TH LETHBRIDGE". AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND OF EACH OF THESE STICKERS THERE IS A SMALL RED FLAG WITH THE LETTERS "PIL" ON IT. FINALLY, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLAQUE, THERE ARE TWO GREEN STICKERS. ON THE LEFT, IT COMMEMORATES THE LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL, WHILE AT THE RIGHT THE TEXT ON THE STICKER SAYS "IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE.... .....WHEN YOU'RE PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!"
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
INDUSTRY
History
THE DONOR, ED BUSHEY, FIRST STARTED IN THE BREWING BUSINESS AT THE MOLSON'S BREWERY IN WINNIPEG, 1961. HE SERVED AS THE ASSISTANT BREWMASTER IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1967 TO 1972. IN 1973 HE MOVED TO EDMONTON WHERE HE WORKED AS THE PLANT MANANGER FROM 1973 UNTIL 1990. HE THEN MOVED TO VANCOUVER AND WAS THE PLANT MANAGER THERE UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1992. HE HAS WORKED AT EVERY MOLSONS BREWERY IN WESTERN CANADA AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. THIS PARTICULAR GIFT WAS GIVEN TO ED UPON HIS RETIREMENT BY THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY AS A REMINDER OF HIS TIME AT THE BREWERY (OCT. 1967 - MAY 1972). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, ED BUSHEY, WAS FOUND. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY IS EXCERPTED FROM RECORD P19900020001: FRITZ SICK FOUNDED THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY IN 1901, STARTING WITH $8,000 IN CAPITAL & COOPERING STORAGE TANKS HIMSELF ( HE WAS A COOPER BY TRAINING). NEEDING ADDITIONAL CAPITAL TO FINANCE A NEW MALT HOUSE & EXPANSION A FEW YEARS LATER, SICK ESTABLISHED THE ALBERTA BREWING CO. AND ISSUED STOCK SELLING FOR $100 SHARE. IN 1912 A NEW BREWERY WAS BUILT FOR $200,000 AND IT REMAINED THE NUCLEUS OF THE PLANT UNTIL THE BREWERY'S CLOSURE IN 1990. IN 1914 SICK WAS JOINED IN THE BUSINESS BY HIS SON EMIL, WHO IN 1923 EXPANDED THE OPERATION TO PRINCE ALBERT & SOON AFTER TO REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN. THE SLOGANS "ALBERTA'S PRIDE" & "QUALITY FIRST", PRINTED ON EVERY LABEL, BECAME WELL KNOWN ACROSS THE TWO PROVINCES. IN 1926 THE COMPANY TOOK CONTROL OF THE EDMONTON BREWERY & MALTING CO. AND IN 1928 FORMED A HOLDING COMPANY: "THE ASSOCIATED BREWERIES OF CANADA LTD." FOLLOWING FRITZ SICK'S MOVE TO VANCOUVER TO RETIRE, HE OBTAINED A LICENSE AND IN 1935, WHEN SICK WAS 76 YEARS OLD, THE CAPILANO BREWING CO. WAS FOUNDED. IN 1933 EMIL ACQUIRED CONTROL OF AMERICAN BREWERIES IN GREAT FALLS & MISSOULA MONTANA AND ANOTHER BREWERY IN SPOKANE. IN 1935 HE ACQUIRED THE RIGHTS TO SELL RAINIER BEER, AND IN 1954 THE SICKS' SEATTLE BREWING & MALTING CO. PURCHASED THE ENTIRE RAINIER BREWING CO. OF SAN FRANCISCO. BETWEEN 1935 & 1953 THE SICKS PAID CLOSE TO $2 MILLION IN ROYALTY AND ACQUISITIONS COSTS TO ACQUIRE THE RAINIER NAME. THE COMPANY ALSO PURCHASED HEMRICH BREWING CO. IN 1935 AND SOON AFTER BOTH APEX BREWING CO. & HORLUCKS BREWERS OF SEATTLE. IN 1943 A SALEM, OREGON BREWERY WAS ALSO ACQUIRED. A TOTAL OF 11 BREWERIES IN SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MONTANA, OREGON, AND WASHINGTON, PLUS A HOP FARM AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FORMED THE SICK EMPIRE WHEN FRITZ SICK DIED IN 1945 AT THE AGE OF 86. THE COMPANY'S HEAD OFFICE WAS IN CALGARY, WHILE AMERICAN OPERATIONS WERE CONTROLLED BY EMIL SICK FROM SEATTLE. IN 1957 MOLSON'S BREWERIES OF MONTREAL DECIDED TO EXPAND NATIONALLY AND IN 1958-59 EMIL AGREED TO A PURCHASE PRICE OF $27 MILLION INCLUDING $9 MILLION IN PREFERRED SHARES REDEEMED IN 1963. THE MAIN ASSETS AS ACQUIRED IN 1959 WERE BREWERIES IN VANCOUVER, EDMONTON, LETHBRIDGE, PRINCE ALBERT, REGINA, SEATTLE, AND SPOKANE. EMIL SICK DIED IN 1964 AT THE AGE OF 70 IN SEATTLE. LETHBRIDGE BREWERY WAS EVENTUALLY CLOSED BY MOLSONS IN 1990 AND THE BUILDINGS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY DEMOLISHED.
Catalogue Number
P20020030000
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SIGN "ALBERTA'S PRIDE"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20060008005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SIGN "ALBERTA'S PRIDE"
Date
1913
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
36.5
Width
35
Description
BLACK METAL SIGN WITH CURLED UP CORNERS. GOLD PAINTED TEXT "ALBERT' S PRIDE", "THE LETHBRIDGE BREWING & MALTING CO., LTD. LETHBRIDGE, CANADA" CENTER CIRCULAR PAINTING OF WOMEN LOOKING OUT HER WINDOW, WITH RED ROSES. BOTTOM OF WINDOW IMAGE HAS MANUFACTURE STAMP " GOOD MORNING", " C 1913 AMERICAN ART WORKS COSHOCTON, O."
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
INDUSTRY
History
ORIGINAL OWNER OF ITEMS, ERIC GAVRON, BEGAN WORKING AT THE SICKS BREWERY AFTER HE RETURNED FROM MILITARY SERVICE IN WWI. HE WAS THE SECOND GENERATION - FATHER MICHAEL THE FIRST - TO WORK AT THE BREWERY. DONOR STATED THAT IN 02/2007 MR GAVRON WORKED ON THE BREWERY'S BOTTLING LINE, RETIRING IN THE MID 80S. HE LIVED HIS WHOLE LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE, PASSING AWAY ON 03/2004. SOME OF THE MATERIALS MAY HAVE MADE THEIR WAY INTO GAVRON'S POSSESSION VIA HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW MICHAEL "SPIKE" MARTELL. SPIKE WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE MANAGED THE LOCAL LETHBRIDGE ARENA AS WELL AS HAVING WORKED IN PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR THE BREWERY. THE DONOR'S WERE LONG TIME FRIENDS WITH GAVRON AND FARMED HIS WIFE LAND , BEGINNING IN 1973. KATHARINA HERBST BECAME THE RECIPIENT OF MR. GAVRON ESTATE AFTER HIS PASSING. MR.HERBST RECALLED SOME OF THE MATERIAL HANGING ON THE WALLS OF GAVRON'S BASEMENT, BUT MRS. HERBST FELT MUCH WAS SQUIRRELED AWAY IN BOXES.
Catalogue Number
P20060008005
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WORK ROBE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073155
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WORK ROBE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
120
Width
81.5
Description
GREY COTTON WORK UNIFORM ROBE. HAS COLLAR, TWO LOWER FRONT POCKETS AND LEFT BREAST POCKET WITH PENCIL SLOT. SLEEVES HAVE BEEN RIPPED TO FOREARM LENGTH. SIDE HAND SLITS AND OPEN BACK KICK SPLIT. TAPERED WAIST TIES ATTACHED AT FRONT. TAG IN COLLAR READING "40 WEAR THE BEST SUNNY SOUTH GARMENTS LETHBRIDGE ALTA". SMOCK IS BADLY TORN, PAINT SPLATTERED, DISCOLORED, AND HAS BEEN REPAIRED MANY TIMES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER. *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
P19950073155
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BEVERAGE TAP
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19651479000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEVERAGE TAP
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Materials
BRASS, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Length
21.3
Description
VALVE OPENS AND SHUTS BY BRASS KNOB ON TOP OF TAP. MINOR WEAR AND PITTING.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
BELIEVED USE AS A TAP FOR BEER KEG FROM SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. *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
P19651479000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
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