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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19880033000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Length
35.5
Width
27.0
Description
A SET OF 6 PRINTS OF ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS DATED 1789. PLATE 1 "DOMESTIC HAPPINESS", PLATE 2 "THE ELOPEMENT", PLATE 3 "THE VIRTUOUS PARENT", PLATE 4 "DRESSING FOR THE MASQUERADE", PLATE 5 "THE TAVERN DOOR", PLATE 6 "THE FAIR PENITENT". EACH PRINT IS IN COLOR.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PRINTED BY G. MORLAND, ENGRAVED BY J.R. SMITH. PUBLISHED JAN. 1ST 1789 BY JR.R. SMITH KING STREET COV'T GARDEN "LONDON". OWNED BY MAYOR HARDIE & BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND BY HARDIE'S MOTHER. DONOR'S HUSBAND DR. PALMER ACQUIRED FROM HARDIE'S SON, JESSE HARDIE IN 1975. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF W. D. L. HARDIE, THE PERSON WHO ORIGINALLY BROUGHT THIS SERIES OF PRINTS TO LETHBRIDGE, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE JUNE 16, 1942 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. WILLIAM DUNCAN LIVINGSTONE HARDIE WAS BORN NEAR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1862, AND THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO OHIO THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IN 1885 HARDIE MARRIED MARGARET KIRTLEY, AND THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN: IANTHE, AGNES, E.W., JESSE, AND INZOLA. HARDIE FIRST CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1889, WHEN HE BECAME THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GALT NO. 1 MINE. AFTER FOUR YEARS HE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES, WORKING FOR MINING COMPANIES IN PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, AND ALABAMA BEFORE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1896 AS SUPERINTENDENT OF NORTHWEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. IN 1910 HARDIE LEFT THE GALT-OWNED COMPANY AND WORKED AS THE MANAGER OF THE DIAMOND COAL COMPANY UNTIL 1912, WHEN HE RAN FOR AND WON THE OFFICE OF LETHBRIDGE MAYOR. HARDIE SERVED AS MAYOR UNTIL 1928, WHEN HE WAS REPLACED BY ROBERT BARROWMAN. IN 1930 HARDIE HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL RUN FOR THE LETHBRIDG SEAT IN THE PROVINCIAL GENERAL ELECTION. HARDIE WAS ACTIVE WITH THE LETHBRIDGE MASONS, THE ALBERTA UNION OF MUNICIPALITIES, AND HAD AN AVID INTEREST IN ASTROLOGY. HARDIEVILLE, THE FORMER HAMLET NORTHEAST OF LETHBRIDGE THAT WAS ANNEXED BY THE CITY IN 1978, WAS NAMED AFTER HIM. W. D. L. HARDIE DIED ON JUNE 16, 1942. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19880033000-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19880033000
Acquisition Date
1988-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
97.7
Width
70.8
Description
SOFTWOOD FRAME. ENTIRE PICTURE HAND BEADED WITH SMALLER BEADS USED FOR THE FACES AND HANDS OF FOUR PEOPLE. BUFFALO IN CENTER WITH AN INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUAL STANDING ON ONE SIDE AND A WHITE WOMAN STANDING ON THE OTHER. ANOTHER PERSON IS KNEELING BEHIND AND ONE IN THE BACKGROUND TO THE LEFT. COLOURS USED ARE GOLD BACKGROUND, MOTIF IN BLACK, WHITE AND GREY. A SECTION OF BEADS ARE MISSING ON THE WOMAN'S FOOT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1908-26, SHE WAS CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR ST. AUGUSTINES CHURCH. BEADWORK ACQUIRED AT HOUSE SALE IN 1930, PAID $25.00. DONOR BELIEVES IT TO REPRESENT THE SIGNING OF THE PEACE TREATY BETWEEN THE FIRST NATIONS AND NEW COMING CANADIANS. DONOR BORN IN 1885. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BEADWORK'S CREATOR BUT DID FIND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, MABEL JOHNSON, IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO GALT MUSEUM STAFF IN SEPTEMBER 1977: "TODAY A LARGE CONSIGNMENT WAS SHIPPED TO YOU BY CANADIAN EXPRESS COMPANY. IT CONTAINS A VERY BEAUTIFUL SAMPLE OF INDIAN BEADWORK WHICH I FOUND IN CALGARY IN 1930 AND HAD IT FRAMED. IT HAS HUNG IN MY HOME EVER SINCE AND HAS BEEN MY PRIDE AND [JOY]. MY SON & DAUGHTER ARE NOT PLEASED BY MY DECISION TO GIVE IT AWAY, BUT I WISHED TO SEND IT TO THE MUSEUM OF LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE THE YEARS I LIVED THERE, 1908-1926, WERE THE HAPPIEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL OF MY LIFE AND CAREER, WHEN I WAS A PROMINENT CONTRALTO SOLOIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH FOR SOME YEARS. I THEN USED THE NAME MRS. H.H. JOHNSON... ON OCTOBER 15 [1977] I HOPE TO CELEBRATE MY 92ND BIRTHDAY. I THINK NOT A DAY HAS PASSED, BUT WHAT I TOOK TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE AND MARVEL AT THE WORKMANSHIP OF IT ALL THOSE YEARS AGO... I AM VERY GLAD TO PASS IT ON TO YOU FOR I KNOW IT WILL BE GREATLY ADMIRED AND TREASURED." FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
Acquisition Date
1977-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLIND NYDIA
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1886
Materials
PAPER, MATTE, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
49.5
Width
30.5
Description
DEPICTS BLIND GIRL IN ROBES, CARRYING PLATTER OF FLOWERS; MALE BUST IN BACKGROUND. MOUNTED BEHIND WHITE MATTE. TITLED BLIND NYDIA. FRAMED. WOOD FRAME SOMEWHAT MARRED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
"NYDIA BLIND FLOWER GIRL & A HEROINE, TAKEN FROM SIR B. LYTTON'S WORK: "THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII" "GIFT OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT-1886". FOR INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM STAFFORD’S RANCH HOUSE, COLLECTED VIA AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFORD GRANDSON MR. CAM PEAT, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILES OF P19693787000 OR P19694000000. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE INTERVIEWED CAMPBELL PEAT (SON OF NORMAN BONNER AND ANNIE STAFFORD PEAT, AND RETIRED LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKER, FARMER, AND SUSTAINABLE HOME-BUILDER), WHO DONATED THIS PRINT AND P19738547000 TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN HIS MOTHER'S NAME. PEAT SAID: “I GREW UP WITH THESE PICTURES. THEY ARE AS FAMILIAR TO ME AS MY WRIST WATCH… THEY WERE IN OUR HOUSE AT 422 – 12TH STREET SOUTH WHICH IS THE SITE OF STAFFORD PLACE… AND THE HOUSE WAS PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY GRANDMOTHER [JANE] STAFFORD AND IT WAS HER THIRD HOUSE AFTER SHE MOVED UP FROM THE RANCH AFTER THE FLOOD… MY MOTHER AND FATHER TOOK THAT HOUSE OVER, BOUGHT IT FROM [JANE STAFFORD’S] ESTATE, AND I GREW UP IN THERE. I WAS 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD WHEN WE MOVED IN… IT WAS A TWO STOREY HOUSE WITH A STAIRWELL. THIS [P19738514000] WAS ON ONE SIDE OF THE STAIRWELL AND THE HORSE [P19738547000] WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE… THEY WERE GRANDMOTHER’S PICTURES… THIS ONE WAS OBVIOUSLY AN ARAB SHEIK. WE USED TO CALL HIM LAWRENCE OF ARABIA… I DON’T KNOW THE STORY ON HIM BUT HE WAS THERE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME… I SUSPECT THESE TWO WERE GIFTS GIVEN TO MY GRANDMOTHER OVER THE YEARS… MY GRANDMOTHER RECEIVED MANY, MANY GIFTS FROM EARLY LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS, [INCLUDING] PRESBYTERIAN MC KILLOP, AND MAYOR MAGRATH, BOLTON MAGRATH, ETC., IT GOES ON… I’M PRETTY SURE [THESE PRINTS] WERE GIFTS BECAUSE THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SOMETHING MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD BUY… THE NOTE [PRESENT IN THE DONATION PAPERWORK, THAT DESCRIBES THE PRINTS AS GIFTS FROM SIR ALEXANDER GALT] - I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT. I DON’T THINK I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN IT [AT THE TIME OF DONATION] BECAUSE I’VE CORRECTED THE NOTE [TODAY]... THE PICTURES WERE [BROUGHT] HERE WHEN WE CAME OUT TO THIS HOUSE [611 28TH ST B SOUTH] IN ’58 AND THE PICTURES SAT DOWN IN THE BASEMENT UNTIL I GOT AROUND TO RENOVATING IT AND THAT’S WHEN I SENT THEM DOWN TO THE GALT MUSEUM.” INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF THIS PRINT, "BLIND NYDIA", WAS FOUND ON THE AMERICAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WEBSITE AND THE BOOK 'THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII' BY EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON. NYDIA WAS A CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S NOVEL, WHICH WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1834. SHE WAS A BLIND FLOWER SELLER, ENTANGLED IN A LOVE TRIANGLE AND CAUGHT IN POMPEII DURING THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS. DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, THE PUBLIC WAS HIGHLY INTERESTED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII (THE SITE WAS UNEARTHED AND OPENED TO TOURISM IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY). A KEY CHARACTER IN BULWER-LYTTON'S FICTIONAL INTERPRETATION OF THE HISTORICAL EVENTS AT POMPEII, NYDIA'S ROMANTIC AND TRAGIC END INSPIRED MANY 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES. THIS SPECIFIC PRINT IS A PHOTOENGRAVING TAKEN FROM A PAINTING BY GERMAN ARTIST CARL VON BODENHAUSEN (1852 - 1931). FOR HARDCOPIES OF BOTH THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738514000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STEVENGRAPH, BOOKMARK
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19940026016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEVENGRAPH, BOOKMARK
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
19
Width
4.1
Description
WHITE WOVEN RIBBON, WITH RED, BLUE, GREEN, AND YELLOW THREAD. YELLOW TASSEL AT BOTTOM. READS IN CALLIGRAPHY: "A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION WORDS' UTMOST ELOQUENCE WOULD FAIL MY FAITHFUL LOVE TO PROVE; THEN LET THIS LITTLE EMBLEM TELL, MY CONSTANCY IN LOVE." PURPLE AND WHITE FLOWER IN CENTER, WITH GREEN LEAVES AND VINES. PATTERN AT BOTTOM OF RIBBON INCLUDES CREST SHAPE WITH FLEUR-DE-LIS AT TOP, AND A TULIP AT EITHER SIDE. BOTTOM CORNERS OF RIBBON FOLDED BACK TO FORM POINT, AND READ "T. STEVENS COVENTRY". UNMOUNTED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FAMILY. WOVEN BY THOMAS STEVENS OF COVENTRY, ENGLAND. STEVENGRAPHS DATE BACK TO THE 1860S, WHEN THE LIFTING OF IMPORT RESTRICTIONS ON SILK AND RIBBONS WIPED OUT THE DOMINANT INDUSTRY OF COVENTRY. WHILE THOUSANDS HAD TO EMIGRATE, STEVENS REMAINED, AND EVOLVED TECHNIQUES WHICH MADE IT POSSIBLE TO WEAVE SILKEN MINIATURES BY PROGRAMMING THE LOOM WITH CARDS. ALTHOUGH TENS OF THOUSANDS WERE PRODUCED BETWEEN 1862 AND 1914, PLUS A FEW UP TO 1939, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DESIGNS WAS ONLY 188. IN 1940, THE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION MANAGER TOOK A SAMPLE BOOK CONTAINING EVERY DESIGN, HOME FROM THE FACTORY. THE SAME NIGHT, THE COVENTRY AIR RAID DEMOLISHED THE STEVENS PLANT. THE COLLECTION OF SAMPLES IS NOW IN THE CITY'S MUSEUM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A BELT BUCKLE DONATED BY AGNES BAINES (NEE GIBSON). LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH INDICATES THAT BAINES WAS BORN ON 20 JANUARY 1912 IN CARSTAIRS, ALBERTA. HER SIBLINGS WERE MILDRED BOS, JEAN MORGAN (D. 2000 IN EDMONTON, AB), ROBERT GIBSON, AND A BROTHER WHO PASSED AWAY AS AN INFANT. SHE MARRIED AL BAINES ON 31 DECEMBER 1941. BAINES’ OBITUARY STATES THAT THE COUPLE RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1945 ONWARDS. SHE PASSED AWAY ON 3 AUGUST 1999 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. HER HUSBAND, AL BAINES, WAS BORN IN LUNDBRECK, ALBERTA IN 1909. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH, HIS FATHER CAME TO THE AREA IN 1903 TO PUT A NEW RAIL LINE OVER THE FRANK SLIDE IN THE CROWSNEST PASS, ALBERTA. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT OF KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19940026016
Acquisition Date
1994-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
33.5
Width
28.5
Description
WOOD FRAME WITH PRINT OF QUEEN VICTORIA. WOOD FRAME IS RECTANGULAR WITH DOVETAIL JOINTS. EACH PIECE OF FRAME HAS LOW SCROLL WORK PATTERN IN WOOD AND IS PAINTED GOLD WHICH IS WORN AND SCRATCHED. FRAME HAS FLAT PANE OF GLASS TO COVER PRINT. PRINT IS SURROUNDED BY RECTANGULAR GREEN WITH YELLOW HIGHLIGHT CARDBOARD MAT. PRINT IS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND IS IN COLOR. THE PRINT IS OF AN ELDERLY QUEEN WITH WHITE LACE HEAD PIECE. A BROWN CAMEO HANGS FROM HER LEFT ARM AND IN HER HANDS IS A FOLDED PAPER FAN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PRINT WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S PARENTS WHO MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1907 FROM NOVA SCOTIA. HER FAMILY SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE BY 1912. DONOR REMEMBERS THE PRINT HANGING IN HER MOTHER'S BEDROOM. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LANDRY FAMILY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES OF EDWARD AND EMMA LANDRY, AND THEIR DAUGHTER HELEN GRAHAM, THE DONOR OF THIS PRINT. EDWARD A. LANDRY WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA AND CAME TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA C.1907 WITH HIS WIFE EMMA, WHO WAS ALSO BORN IN EASTERN CANADA. INITIALLY EDWARD WORKED IN MINES AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND LATER ACQUIRED A FARM NEAR IRON SPRINGS. EDWARD AND EMMA HAD FIVE DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONS AND THE FAMILY BELONGED TO THE UNITED CHURCH. EDWARD PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 17, 1928 ON THE FARM, AND EMMA FOLLOWED ON AUGUST 5, 1963 AT THE AGE OF 85. THE DONOR, HELEN GRAHAM, WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909, SHORTLY AFTER THE FAMILY'S ARRIVAL IN ALBERTA. SHE GREW UP IN AND AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN MARRIED AUSTIN W. GRAHAM AND THEY HAD TWO SONS, DAVID AND LANNY. SHE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE HUDSON BAY AND T. EATON STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN GRAHAM PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 20, 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
Acquisition Date
1996-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920020009
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
40.2
Width
28.0
Description
HEAVY LINEN BAG, 2 TIE STRAPS. PROBABLY HANDMADE. 20.4 CM SLIT ON FACE REINFORCED. SOME STAINS. WORN & PATCHED ON REAR FACE NEAR SLIT BOTTOM. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
BEGINNING ABOUT 1888, JOB REED BEGAN A MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE. HANDMADE BAG IS BELIEVED TO DATE TO ABOUT THAT TIME. SEE P19920020001-GA FOR FURTHER DONOR & REED FAMILY HISTORY. FOR EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ON REED FAMILY EXHIBITION SEE HARDCOPY FILE P19920001001. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REED FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOB REED WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM AN ARTICLE ON THE REED FAMILY AND FARM FROM THE DECEMBER 30, 1985 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED'S DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 1906, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. JOB REED WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON NOVEMBER 12, 1841. WHEN HE WAS 14, HIS FATHER DIED, LEAVING JOB THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING FOR HIMSELF AND HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE WORKED FOR THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE AND COMPLETED HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATION. HE MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH HOBBS IN 1869, AND IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1873, MOVING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE REED OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MEDICINE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO ENGLAND, BUT REED'S MEDICAL TRAINING WAS NOT RECOGNIZED THERE, AND IN 1882 THEY CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AGAIN, MOVING WEST ACROSS CANADA IN STAGES, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. THE FAMILY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: RICHARD, HENRY, ELIZABETH (WHO MARRIED GEORGE HERBERT WATSON), JOB JUNIOR (KNOWN AS BUDD), GEORGE, ANNIE, AND ELLA. REED PURCHASED TWO LOTS ON WHAT IS NOW 6TH AVENUE SOUTH. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED A MARKET GARDEN ON THE PROPERY, AND BUILT A STONE DUPLEX THAT STILL STANDS ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF 6TH AVENUE. REED WORKED AS A COAL MINER TO EARN MORE MONEY TOWARDS INVESTING IN FURTHER LAND, AND RAISED PIGS WITH SCRAP FOOD FROM THE NEARBY RCMP BARRACKS. IN 1901, REED PURCHASED 2.5 SECTIONS OF LAND NEAR PRESENT-DAY GRANUM WITH HIS FOUR SONS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; HIS SON BILLY LATER TOOK OVER THIS RANCH. REED WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN LETHBRIDGE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. IN EARLY 1906, HE PURCHASED EDGEHILL FARM, NEAR SIX MILE COULEE, BUT HE DIED LATER THAT YEAR ON APRIL 25. MARY REED LIVED AT THE FARM FOR YEARS AFTERWARD, AND DIED IN KELOWNA, B.C. IN 1932 AT HOME OF ONE OF HER SONS. BOTH JOB AND MARY REED ARE BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980031006 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, AND PERMANENT FILE P19920001001 FOR RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY AIMEE VIEL FOR A GALT MUSUEM EXHIBIT ON THE REED FAMILY..
Catalogue Number
P19920020009
Acquisition Date
1992-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920020015
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1888
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.0
Width
27.5
Description
HEAVY LINEN BAG, 2 TIE STRAPS. PROBABLY HANDMADE. 14.7 CM SLIT ON FACE REINFORCED. SOME STAINS. CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
HANDMADE BAG IS BELIEVED TO DATE TO ABOUT 1888 WHEN JOB REED BEGAN A MARKET GARDENING BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE P19920020001-GA FOR FURTHER REED FAMILY HISTORY & DONOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REED FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOB REED WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM AN ARTICLE ON THE REED FAMILY AND FARM FROM THE DECEMBER 30, 1985 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED'S DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 1906, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. JOB REED WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON NOVEMBER 12, 1841. WHEN HE WAS 14, HIS FATHER DIED, LEAVING JOB THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING FOR HIMSELF AND HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE WORKED FOR THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE AND COMPLETED HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATION. HE MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH HOBBS IN 1869, AND IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1873, MOVING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE REED OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MEDICINE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO ENGLAND, BUT REED'S MEDICAL TRAINING WAS NOT RECOGNIZED THERE, AND IN 1882 THEY CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AGAIN, MOVING WEST ACROSS CANADA IN STAGES, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. THE FAMILY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: RICHARD, HENRY, ELIZABETH (WHO MARRIED GEORGE HERBERT WATSON), JOB JUNIOR (KNOWN AS BUDD), GEORGE, ANNIE, AND ELLA. REED PURCHASED TWO LOTS ON WHAT IS NOW 6TH AVENUE SOUTH. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED A MARKET GARDEN ON THE PROPERY, AND BUILT A STONE DUPLEX THAT STILL STANDS ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF 6TH AVENUE. REED WORKED AS A COAL MINER TO EARN MORE MONEY TOWARDS INVESTING IN FURTHER LAND, AND RAISED PIGS WITH SCRAP FOOD FROM THE NEARBY RCMP BARRACKS. IN 1901, REED PURCHASED 2.5 SECTIONS OF LAND NEAR PRESENT-DAY GRANUM WITH HIS FOUR SONS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; HIS SON BILLY LATER TOOK OVER THIS RANCH. REED WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN LETHBRIDGE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. IN EARLY 1906, HE PURCHASED EDGEHILL FARM, NEAR SIX MILE COULEE, BUT HE DIED LATER THAT YEAR ON APRIL 25. MARY REED LIVED AT THE FARM FOR YEARS AFTERWARD, AND DIED IN KELOWNA, B.C. IN 1932 AT HOME OF ONE OF HER SONS. BOTH JOB AND MARY REED ARE BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980031006 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, AND PERMANENT FILE P19920001001 FOR RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY AIMEE VIEL FOR A GALT MUSUEM EXHIBIT ON THE REED FAMILY..
Catalogue Number
P19920020015
Acquisition Date
1992-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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