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Other Name
DREAM CATCHER
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC, FEATHERS
Catalogue Number
P19990066000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DREAM CATCHER
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1999
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC, FEATHERS
No. Pieces
1
Length
46.4
Width
15.0
Description
CONSISTS OF A CENTER RING, WHICH IS BOUND IN YELLOWISH LEATHER. STRINGS OF SINEW? ARE STRETCHED ACROSS MIDDLE OF RING IN A DECORATIVE PATTERN. THERE ARE 8 PAIRS OF BEADS (ONE RED, ONE BLACK) STRUNG ONTO THE STRINGS. AT TOP OF RING A STRIP OF LEATHER HAS BEEN DOUBLED OVER AND TIED TO RING. IT HAS A LARGER PAIR OF BEADS STRUNG ONTO IT, AND IS TIED IN A KNOT NEAR THE MIDDLE. AT BOTTOM OF RING THREE STRIPS OF LEATHER HAVE BEEN DOUBLED OVER AND TIED TO RING; EACH HAS A PAIR OF LARGE BEADS (RED AND BLACK) STRUNG ONTO IT. ANCHORED IN EACH PAIR OF BEADS IS A SHORT GREY FEATHER.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
CATCHER GIVEN AS GIFT TO MUSEUM DIRECTOR WILMA WOOD ON SEPTEMBER 20, 1999, AFTER HER VISIT TO THE COLLEGE. AT THIS TIME THE MUSEUM AND COLLEGE WERE ENDEAVORING TO BRING A MAJOR NATIVE COLLECTION TO THE GALT, FOR THE ANCESTORS (AKAITAPIIWA) EXHIBIT IN 2002.
Catalogue Number
P19990066000
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TARAS SHEVCHENKO
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19770049000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TARAS SHEVCHENKO
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
LINEN, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.8
Width
40.6
Description
NEEDLEWORK ON LINEN. ONE FRAMED PICTURE DONE IN CROSS-STITCH. PLASTIC USED INSTEAD OF GLASS TO COVER PICTURE. COLORS OF PICTURE: BLACK, GREEN, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, BROWN, BEIGE, FLESHY PINK, BLUE, PEACH, SCARLET, GREY. DONE ON WHITE BACKGROUND. BOOK ALSO IN PICTURE WITH LETTERS EMBROIDERED ON IT "K0G 3AP".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN. THE HAND EMBROIDERED PORTRAIT OF T. SHEVCHENKO, A POET, WAS DONE BY MRS. BORDENIUK'S NIECE, M. BORDENIUK. SEE HISTORY ATTACHED. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT THE DONORS, NICK AND ANN BORDENIUK, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THEIR 1977 DONATION WERE FOUND IN A HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM THE DONORS IN THE PERMANENT FILE. NICK BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN CZERNIWICI, UKRAINE ON MAY 20, 1895. HE FIRST CAME TO QUEBEC IN 1913, WORKING AS A MINER AND ON VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SITES INCLUDING THAT OF THE ST. LAWRENCE BRIDGE IN 1916. IN 1922 HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED AT THE NO. 6 MINE. IN 1940 HE MOVED TO FERNIE, B.C. AND WORKED IN COAL CREEK UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1958. ANN BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN LWOW, UKRAINE AND MOVED TO HILLCREST, ALBERTA IN 1936. SHE ALSO MOVED TO FERNIE AND MARRIED NICK THEIR IN 1955. IN 1976 THE BORDENIUKS MOVED FROM THEIR HOME INTO TOM UPHILL MANOR IN FERNIE, AND DONATED THEIR COLLECTION OF UKRAINIAN OBJECTS TO THE GALT MUSEUM. ALL OF THE OBJECTS WERE HANDMADE IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF KARPYTIAN IN WESTERN UKRAINE. THE EMBROIDERED PIECES WERE MADE BY ANN'S NIECE, MARUSIA BOLOTYNIUK. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PICTURE'S SUBJECT, TARAS SHEVCHENKO, WAS EXCERPTED FROM THE WEBSITE FOR THE TARAS SHEVCHENKO MUSEUM IN TORONTO. TARAS HRYHOROVICH SHEVCHENKO, THE GREAT UKRAINIAN POET, ARTIST AND THINKER, WAS BORN ON MARCH 9, 1814, IN THE VILLAGE OF MORYNTSI IN CENTRAL UKRAINE, THEN PART OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE. HIS PARENTS, H. SHEVCHENKO AND K. SHEVCHENKO, WERE SERFS. TARAS'S FATHER WAS LITERATE, AND HE SENT HIS SON TO BE EDUCATED AS AN APPRENTICE TO A DEACON. IN 1823, TARAS'S MOTHER DIED, AND HIS FATHER FOLLOWED HER TWO YEARS LATER. TARAS, NOW AN ORPHAN, SERVED AS A HOUSEBOY AND WAS IN TRAINING AS A SERVANT. A TALENT FOR DRAWING SHOWED ITSELF IN THE BOY QUITE EARLY. WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD, HE BECAME A DOMESTIC SERVANT TO P. ENGELHARDT AND IN 1829 TARAS TRAVELLED WITH HIM TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. THERE HE STUDIED PAINTING UNDER AN EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMAN. THE POLISH REBELLION FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION FROM RUSSIA BEGAN IN NOVEMBER, 1830, AND ENGELHARDT LEFT FOR THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL, ST. PETERSBURG. SHEVCHENKO STAYED WITH THE LORD'S SERVANTS IN VILNIUS AND WAS WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTIONARY EVENTS. SHEVCHENKO WENT TO ST. PETERSBURG AT THE BEGINNING OF 1831. IN 1832, THE LORD "CONTRACTED" HIM TO THE MASTER PAINTER V. SHYRYAYEV, WITH WHOM TARAS EXPERIENCED A HARD SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. NOTED WRITERS AND ARTISTS WHO BEFRIENDED SHEVCHENKO BOUGHT HIM OUT OF SERFDOM IN 1838 BY RAISING 2,500 RUBLES. LATER THAT YEAR HE WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE ACADEMY OF ARTS, AND RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HIS PAINTINGS. IN 1840 HIS FIRST BOOK OF POETRY, THE KOBZAR, WAS PUBLISHED. HE CONTINUED TO PUBLISH POEMS AND WRITE STAGE PLAYS. MUCH OF HIS SUBJECT MATTER DEALT WITH THE SOCIAL AND NATIONAL OPPRESSION OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE BY RUSSIA. SHEVCHENKO’S WORK WAS OFTEN CENSORED. IN THE SPRING OF 1846, THE POET LIVED FOR SOME TIME IN KIEV, WHERE HE MET THE MEMBERS OF THE KYRYLO-METHODIUS SOCIETY. THE VIEWS OF THE POET HAD A GREAT INFLUENCE ON THE PROGRAM OF THIS SECRET SOCIETY AND ON THE PHILOSOPHICAL OUTLOOK OF MANY OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES. IN 1847, ARRESTS BEGAN OF THE MEMBERS OF THE KYRYLO-METHODIUS SOCIETY AND SHEVCHENKO WAS ARRESTED ON APRIL 5, ON A FERRY CROSSING THE DNIPRO RIVER NEAR KIEV. THE NEXT DAY, THE POET WAS SENT TO ST. PETERSBURG. HE ARRIVED THERE ON APRIL 17, 1847, AND WAS IMPRISONED. HE REPEATEDLY VIOLATED THE RUSSIAN TSAR’S BAN ON PRISONERS WRITING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES. IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1857 THAT SHEVCHENKO FINALLY RETURNED FROM EXILE, THANKS TO THE EFFORTS OF FRIENDS. HE CONTINUED TO WRITE AND ADVOCATE FOR THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE UNTIL HIS DEATH IN ST. PETERSBURG ON MARCH 10, 1861. HE IS BURIED NEXT TO THE DNIPRO RIVER ON A SITE THAT HAS BECOME A SHRINE CALLED TARAS HILL. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE ON THE DONORS.
Catalogue Number
P19770049000
Acquisition Date
1976-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MINIATURE BUST "T. SHEVCHENKO"
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738257000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE BUST "T. SHEVCHENKO"
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.3
Width
9.3
Description
"T. SHEVCHENKO" EMBOSSED ON THE BASE OF THE BUST IS CRYRILLIC. BUST IS WHITE PLASTIC. "1814" "1816" INKED ON FRONT OF BASE. "TKXX" EMBOSSED ON BACK OF BUST. PLASTIC ON PLYWOOD BASE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUST'S SUBJECT, TARAS SHEVCHENKO, WAS FOUND ON THE WEBSITE FOR THE TARAS SHEVCHENKO MUSEUM IN TORONTO. TARAS HRYHOROVICH SHEVCHENKO, THE GREAT UKRAINIAN POET, ARTIST AND THINKER, WAS BORN ON MARCH 9, 1814, IN THE VILLAGE OF MORYNTSI IN CENTRAL UKRAINE, THEN PART OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE. HIS PARENTS, H. SHEVCHENKO AND K. SHEVCHENKO, WERE SERFS. TARAS'S FATHER WAS LITERATE, AND HE SENT HIS SON TO BE EDUCATED AS AN APPRENTICE TO A DEACON. IN 1823, TARAS'S MOTHER DIED, AND HIS FATHER FOLLOWED HER TWO YEARS LATER. TARAS, NOW AN ORPHAN, SERVED AS A HOUSEBOY AND WAS IN TRAINING AS A SERVANT. A TALENT FOR DRAWING SHOWED ITSELF IN THE BOY QUITE EARLY. WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD, HE BECAME A DOMESTIC SERVANT TO P. ENGELHARDT AND IN 1829 TARAS TRAVELLED WITH HIM TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. THERE HE STUDIED PAINTING UNDER AN EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMAN. THE POLISH REBELLION FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION FROM RUSSIA BEGAN IN NOVEMBER, 1830, AND ENGELHARDT LEFT FOR THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL, ST. PETERSBURG. SHEVCHENKO STAYED WITH THE LORD'S SERVANTS IN VILNIUS AND WAS WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTIONARY EVENTS. SHEVCHENKO WENT TO ST. PETERSBURG AT THE BEGINNING OF 1831. IN 1832, THE LORD "CONTRACTED" HIM TO THE MASTER PAINTER V. SHYRYAYEV, WITH WHOM TARAS EXPERIENCED A HARD SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. NOTED WRITERS AND ARTISTS WHO BEFRIENDED SHEVCHENKO BOUGHT HIM OUT OF SERFDOM IN 1838 BY RAISING 2,500 RUBLES. LATER THAT YEAR HE WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE ACADEMY OF ARTS, AND RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HIS PAINTINGS. IN 1840 HIS FIRST BOOK OF POETRY, THE KOBZAR, WAS PUBLISHED. HE CONTINUED TO PUBLISH POEMS AND WRITE STAGE PLAYS. MUCH OF HIS SUBJECT MATTER DEALT WITH THE SOCIAL AND NATIONAL OPPRESSION OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE BY RUSSIA. SHEVCHENKO’S WORK WAS OFTEN CENSORED. IN THE SPRING OF 1846, THE POET LIVED FOR SOME TIME IN KIEV, WHERE HE MET THE MEMBERS OF THE KYRYLO-METHODIUS SOCIETY. THE VIEWS OF THE POET HAD A GREAT INFLUENCE ON THE PROGRAM OF THIS SECRET SOCIETY AND ON THE PHILOSOPHICAL OUTLOOK OF MANY OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES. IN 1847, ARRESTS BEGAN OF THE MEMBERS OF THE KYRYLO-METHODIUS SOCIETY AND SHEVCHENKO WAS ARRESTED ON APRIL 5, ON A FERRY CROSSING THE DNIPRO RIVER NEAR KIEV. THE NEXT DAY, THE POET WAS SENT TO ST. PETERSBURG. HE ARRIVED THERE ON APRIL 17, 1847, AND WAS IMPRISONED. HE REPEATEDLY VIOLATED THE RUSSIAN TSAR’S BAN ON PRISONERS WRITING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES. IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1857 THAT SHEVCHENKO FINALLY RETURNED FROM EXILE, THANKS TO THE EFFORTS OF FRIENDS. HE CONTINUED TO WRITE AND ADVOCATE FOR THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE UNTIL HIS DEATH IN ST. PETERSBURG ON MARCH 10, 1861. HE IS BURIED NEXT TO THE DNIPRO RIVER ON A SITE THAT HAS BECOME A SHRINE CALLED TARAS HILL. *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
P19738257000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, SINEW, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19860089000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1986
Materials
LEATHER, SINEW, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
101.5
Width
80.0
Description
BROWN, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLACK. PICTOGRAPHIC HIDE PAINTING DEPICTING BLOOD INDIAN WAR SCENES. ILLUSTRATED WITH FIGURES OF HORSES, MEN, TEEPEES, BUFFALO SKULLS, WEAPONS (BOWS, SPEARS, ARROWS, SHIELDS). GREEN PAINTED BORDER WITH YELLOW & RED GEOMETRIC DESIGNS. HIDE STRETCHED WITH SINEW TO PELLED WILLOW FRAME. HOLE (12CM DIA) UPPER RIGHT CORNER. WORDS "PICTOGRAPHIC OF INDIAN ART" & "CONRAD CHIEF BODY 1986".
Subjects
ART
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
FINE ARTS
History
BLOOD INDIAN. MADE IN 1986 FOR MUSEUM. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST, CONRAD CHIEF BODY, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON HIS ARTWORK AND HIS OBITUARY. CONRAD CHIEF BODY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, WAS BORN IN 1937 AND MARRIED THERESA EARLY MORNING CALLER, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY 'TWO GUN' PLAIN WOMAN, IN 1965. THEY RAISED THREE DAUGHTERS. CHIEF BODY WAS WELL KNOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA FOR HIS STYLIZED PICTOGRAPH PAINTINGS ON COWHIDE. CONRAD CHIEF BODY PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2002, ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19820009000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND AN EXCERPT ON CHIEF BODY FROM LLOYD JAMES DEMPSEY'S BOOK 'BLACKFOOT WAR ART: PICTOGRAPHS OF THE RESERVATION PERIOD, 1880-2000'. AS WELL AS FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEANING OF EACH IMAGE DEPICTED IN THE PAINTING.
Catalogue Number
P19860089000
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"PEMMICAN MAKERS"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, CLOTH, LEATHER, MOSS
Catalogue Number
P19870008000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"PEMMICAN MAKERS"
Date
1987
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, CLOTH, LEATHER, MOSS
No. Pieces
1
Length
54.4
Width
43.4
Description
TWO NATIVE WOMEN PREPARING PEMMICAN. CHARACTERS ARE SCULPTED FROM CLAY AND FIRED. DRESSED IN COTTON FROCKS. MOSS IS USED TO IMITATE GROUND. BEEF JERKY SIMULATES PEMMICAN.
Subjects
ART
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DIORAMA PURCHASED FROM HARRISON RED CROW, A BLOOD INDIAN FROM BLOOD RESERVE. PURCHASE PRICE $450.00
Catalogue Number
P19870008000
Acquisition Date
1987-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
P19820010000-GA
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, SINEW, BEADS, FEATHERS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19820011000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19820010000-GA
Date
1982
Materials
LEATHER, SINEW, BEADS, FEATHERS, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 SHIELD, 1 CM TH. X 48.0 CM DIA. PAINTED ELK LEATHER, SINEW, BEADS, DYED TURKEY FEATHERS, HARDWOOD ROUND FRAME. OCHRE, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, BLACK AND WHITE. SIGNED ON REVERSE BY ARTIST "CONRAD CHIEFBODY, BOX 32, STANDOFF". CONSTRUCTION OF ELK LEATHER STRETCHED ON FRAME AND LACED ON REVERSE WITH SINEW. CONTEMPORARY IMAGE OF MOUNTED WARRIOR WITH BACK TO WIND PAINTED ON SHIELD CENTRE; MARTIN PAINTED RED/GREEN AND FEATURES 7 BLACK DYED FEATHERS TRIMMED WITH BLUE/RED FEATHERS AND BLACK/BLUE BEADS. OTHER THAN BLACK/WHITE NON-COLOURS, SHIELD FEATURES OCHRE COLOUR AND TRADITIONAL BLOOD COLORS GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW AND RED. .2 SPEAR, 105 CM LTH. X 1.5 CM DIA. ELK LEATHER, BONE, BEADS, DYED TURKEY FEATHERS, WILLOW SHAFT. RED/BLUE/BLACK/WHITE. SPEAR CONSTRUCTED OF CARVED WILLOW SHAFT TIPPED WITH CARVED BONE POINT. SHAFT DECORATED SIMILAR TO SHIELD WITH RED/BLUE TRIMMED/BEADED FEATHERS.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
BLOOD INDIAN. SHIELD & SPEAR INTENDED FOR WALL DECORATING USE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST, CONRAD CHIEF BODY, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON HIS ARTWORK AND HIS OBITUARY. CONRAD CHIEF BODY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, WAS BORN IN 1937 AND MARRIED THERESA EARLY MORNING CALLER, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY 'TWO GUN' PLAIN WOMAN, IN 1965. THEY RAISED THREE DAUGHTERS. CHIEF BODY WAS WELL KNOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA FOR HIS STYLIZED PICTOGRAPH PAINTINGS ON COWHIDE. CONRAD CHIEF BODY PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2002, ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19820009000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND AN EXCERPT ON CHIEF BODY FROM LLOYD JAMES DEMPSEY'S BOOK 'BLACKFOOT WAR ART: PICTOGRAPHS OF THE RESERVATION PERIOD, 1880-2000'.
Catalogue Number
P19820011000
Acquisition Date
1982-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
P19820011000-GA
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, SINEW, BEADS, FEATHERS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19820010000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19820011000-GA
Date
1982
Materials
LEATHER, SINEW, BEADS, FEATHERS, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 SHIELD. 1.5 CM TH. X 48.0 CM DIA. PAINTED ELK LEATHER, SINEW, BEADS, DYED TURKEY FEATHERS, HARDWOOD ROUND FRAME. RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, BLACK, WHITE. SIGNED ON REVERSE BY ARTIST "CONRAD CHIEFBODY, BOX 32, STANDOFF, ALBERTA" SHIELD CONSTRUCTED OF ELK LEATHER STRETCHED ON FRAME AND LACED ON REVERSE WITH SINEW. TRADITIONAL BUFALO SKULL MOTIF PAINTED ON SHIELD CENTRE; MARGIN IS PAINTED RED/YELLOW AND FEATURES 8 BLACK DYED FEATHERS TRIMMED WITH BLUE FEATHERS AND GREEN/RED BEADS OTHER THAN BLACK/WHITE NON-COLORS, SHIELD FEATURES TRADITIONAL BLOOD COLOURS: GREEN, BLUE,YELLOW, RED. .2 SPEAR. 108 CM LTH. X 1.5 CM DIA. ELK LEATHER, BONE, BEADS, DYED TURKEY FEATHERS, WILLOW SHAFT. RED, BLUE, GREEN, BLACK, WHITE. SPEAR CONSTRUCTED OF CARVED WILLOW SHAFT TIPPED WITH CARVED BONE POINT. SHAFT DECORATED SIMILAR TO SHIELD WITH RED PAINT AND BLUE TRIMMED/BEADED FEATHERS.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
BLOOD INDIAN. ARTIST LEARNED , OR WAS "GIVEN", STYLISTIC MOTIF BY HIS FATHER. SHIELD AND SPEAR INTENDED FOR WALL DECORATIVE USE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST, CONRAD CHIEF BODY, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON HIS ARTWORK AND HIS OBITUARY. CONRAD CHIEF BODY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, WAS BORN IN 1937 AND MARRIED THERESA EARLY MORNING CALLER, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY 'TWO GUN' PLAIN WOMAN, IN 1965. THEY RAISED THREE DAUGHTERS. CHIEF BODY WAS WELL KNOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA FOR HIS STYLIZED PICTOGRAPH PAINTINGS ON COWHIDE. CONRAD CHIEF BODY PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2002, ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19820009000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND AN EXCERPT ON CHIEF BODY FROM LLOYD JAMES DEMPSEY'S BOOK 'BLACKFOOT WAR ART: PICTOGRAPHS OF THE RESERVATION PERIOD, 1880-2000'.
Catalogue Number
P19820010000
Acquisition Date
1982-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
  1 image  
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
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19770050000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
6
Length
8.3
Diameter
4.5
Description
WOODEN EGGS, ACRYLIC PAINT. ALL HAVE A BLACK BACKGROUND: .1 RED, YELLOW AND BLUE FLOWERS, WHITE TRIM, GREEN LEAVES. .2 PINK, RED FLOWERS. ORANGE, BLUE AND GREEN COLORS USED. .3 RED FLOWERS WITH YELLOW CENTERS, PURPLE, BLUE, YELLOW, PINK, WHITE DESIGNS, GREEN LEAVES. .4 PINK FLOWERS WITH YELLOW CENTERS AND GREEN LEAVES AT EITHER END. RED AND PINK FLOWERS. GREEN, ORANGE, YELLOW DESIGNS. .5 MAUVE AND PURPLE FLOWERS. YELLOW, ORANGE, WHITE, RED DESIGNS, GREEN LEAVES .6 ORANGE AND YELLOW FLOWERS, WHITE AND YELLOW CIRCLES ON GREEN STEMS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN-CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DONORS. THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT THE DONORS, NICK AND ANN BORDENIUK, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THEIR 1977 DONATION WERE FOUND IN A HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM THE DONORS IN THE PERMANENT FILE. NICK BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN CZERNIWICI, UKRAINE ON MAY 20, 1895. HE FIRST CAME TO QUEBEC IN 1913, WORKING AS A MINER AND ON VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SITES INCLUDING THAT OF THE ST. LAWRENCE BRIDGE IN 1916. IN 1922 HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED AT THE NO. 6 MINE. IN 1940 HE MOVED TO FERNIE, B.C. AND WORKED IN COAL CREEK UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1958. ANN BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN LWOW, UKRAINE AND MOVED TO HILLCREST, ALBERTA IN 1936. SHE ALSO MOVED TO FERNIE AND MARRIED NICK THERE IN 1955. IN 1976 THE BORDENIUKS MOVED FROM THEIR HOME INTO TOM UPHILL MANOR IN FERNIE, AND DONATED THEIR COLLECTION OF UKRAINIAN OBJECTS TO THE GALT MUSEUM. ALL OF THE OBJECTS WERE HANDMADE IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF KARPYTIAN IN WESTERN UKRAINE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HANDWRITTEN NOTE ON THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE DONORS.
Catalogue Number
P19770050000
Acquisition Date
1976-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
P19738260001-14-GA
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19738260000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19738260001-14-GA
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, CERAMIC
No. Pieces
14
Height
93.9
Length
172.7
Width
44.5(BASE)
Description
LARGE RECESSED STANDING DIORAMA WITH PAINTED SCENE OF UKRAININAN VILLAGE. OIL, WOOD, COSTUMED DOLLS, CERAMIC. "W. STEFUIK" IN LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER. .1 AND .2 ARE DECORATED WOODEN EASTER EGGS. .3 AND .4 ARE BROWN/GREEN CERAMIC MINIATURE VASES. .5 WOODEN TRINKET JAR C/W LID. .6 DECORATED CIGARETTE BOX. .7 AND .8 ARE CERAMIC MINIATURE VASES. .7 HAS A BROKEN HANDLE .9 CERAMIC MINIATURE VASE (BROKEN HANDLE). .10 MINIATURE WATER PAIL. .11 FEMALE DOLL (TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN COSTUME). HEAD CRACKED ON SIDES. MARKESOPHIA PORAYKO KYFORUK. SLEEP EYES; BROWN BRAIDS. .12 MALE DOLL (TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN COSTUME). BASED READS "KNICKERBOCKER". .13 MINIATURE WOODEN WELL FRAME. .14 MINIATURE WOODEN WELL WOVEN FENCE FRAME.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN. POSSIBLY PAINTED FROM MEMORY. "W. STEFUIK" LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER. DIORAMA CONSISTS OF A FIVE SIDED, GLASS FRONTED CASE. PAINTED IN OIL. PICTURE DEPICTS A TYPICAL UKRAINIAN VILLAGE. *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
P19738260000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, DYE
Catalogue Number
P19738268000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, DYE
No. Pieces
3
Description
.1 5.7 CM LTH., 4.4 CM DIA. HAND DECORATED WITH BEESWAX, STYLUS DYE TECHNIQUE. EGG IS MAROON COLOR (SLIGHTLY FADED); HAS TWO LARGE STARBURST PATTERNS ON IT, WITH BLUE WITHIN EACH. .2 5.4 CM LTH., 3.8 CM DIA. HAND DECORATED WITH BEESWAX, STYLUS DYE TECHNIQUES. EGG IS A MAROON COLOUR WITH TWO LARGE DIAMOND PATTERNS, AND A WHITE STRIPE AROUND EGG WITH SMALLER DIAMONDS WITHIN IT. DIAMOND COLORS ARE YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, RED, AND PURPLE. .3 5.7 CM LTH., 3.8 CM DIA. HAND DECORATED WITH BEESWAX, STYLUS AND DYE TECHNIQUE. EGG IS MAROON COLOR (SLIGHTLY FADED). HAS FOUR SMALL STARBURSTS AROUND CENTER OF EGG AND ONE ON EACH END. THE COLOURS WITHIN STARBURSTS ARE BLUE, RED, GREEN, AND YELLOW. EGG HAS A LOOSE ITEM INSIDE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
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
P19738268000
Acquisition Date
1966-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738300000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.1
Diameter
3.5
Description
BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. TURNED ON A LATHE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRAINE) *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
P19738300000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19740070000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
3
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL DESIGN. .1 COLOURS: BASE COLOUR IS LIGHT GREEN WITH A DESIGN OF WHITE, LIGHT ORANGE, YELLOW AND GREEN, AND FLOWERS THAT ARE PINK, LIGHT ORANGE, YELLOW AND GREEN. .2 COLOURS: BASE COLOUR IS BROWNISH RED, WITH A DESIGN OF PINK, GREEN, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW, TANGERINE & PURPLE, THAT INCLUDES 6 FLOWERS. .3 COLOURS: BASE COLOUR IS FOREST GREEN, WITH A DESIGN OF PINK, WHITE, YELLOW, LIGHT ORANGE, RED, & BLUE, INCLUDING 6 FLOWERS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
EGGS SENT TO DONOR FROM HUSBAND'S NIECE, MRS. STEFFA HOROBEC, WHO LIVES IN WESTERN UKRAINE, VILLAGE OF ZELENA, TERNOPOL, U.S.S.R.
Catalogue Number
P19740070000
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738293000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.2
Diameter
4.2
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRIANE) *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
P19738293000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P19738295000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CHICKEN EGGS, BEESWAX, PAINT
No. Pieces
7
Description
.1 WINE COLOURED, WITH 2 LARGE STARBURST PATTERNS IN GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, PINK. DESIGN EXPOSES WHITE SHELL. .2 BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED. DESIGN CONSISTS OF A NUMBER OF SMALL ELEMENTS, INCLUDING ROWS OF DIAMONDS. ENDS OF EGG HAVE BEEN LEFT WHITE. .3 BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, LIGHT ORANGE, GREEN. DESIGN IS BROKEN INTO FOUR QUADRANTS BY TWO WIDE, PERPENDICULAR, WHITE LINES, WITH DESIGNS WITHIN THEM. THE FOUR QUADRANTS ARE EACH BLACK WITH LIGHT ORANGE BORDERS. .4 BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, GREEN. BASE COLOUR IS BLACK. DESIGN IS BROKEN INTO 4 QUADRANTS BY TWO WIDE, PERPENDICULAR LINES THAT GO AROUND EGG LENGTHWISE. WITHIN THESE LINES ARE YELLOW LATTICE DESIGNS AND TRIANGLES WITH GREEN BORDERS AND FLOWERS WITHIN THEM. EACH OF THE FOUR QUADRANTS HAS A YELLOW FLOWER WITH GREEN STEMS AND LEAVES. .5 BLACK, WHITE, GREEN, RED, ORANGE. THERE IS A ROW OF INTRICATE DIAMONDS AROUND CENTRE OF EGG (WIDTHWISE). EACH END OF EGG HAS A RED STAR, ONE END WITH A WHITE CENTER, AND THE OTHER WITH A RED AND BLACK CENTER. .6 RED, WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE. HAS A ROW OF WHITE FLOWERS GOING AROUND EGG, LENGTHWISE; 2 ROWS OF RED, YELLOW, AND ORANGE DIAMONDS GOING AROUND EGG LENGHTWISE, AND 2 LARGE RED OVALS WITH JAGGED YELLOW BORDERS. .7 RED, YELLOW, PURPLE, MAROON, GREEN, WHITE. BASE COLOUR OF EGG IS RED WITH A MULTI-COLOURED GEOMETRIC PATTERN. ONE SIDE OF EGG IS FADED CONSIDERABLY. BOTH ENDS OF EGG HAVE HOLES IN THEM, WITH MEMBRANE OF EGG STILL VISIBLE (MEMBRANE TURNED BLACK). TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN GEOMETRIC PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINAIN-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
P19738295000
Acquisition Date
1966-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738299000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.4
Width
3.8
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRAINE) *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
P19738299000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
UKRAINIAN SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738270000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UKRAINIAN SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
10.5
Diameter
3.8
Description
MALE & FEMALE FIGURINES, PAINTED TO REPRESENT GENDER. COLORS: RED, BLACK, GREEN, YELLOW. PROBABLY HANDMADE USING A LATHE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
STAMPED ON BASE IN INK "MADE IN U.S.S.R." DONOR CLAIMS HAND CARVED *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
P19738270000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LEATHER GAUNTLETS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19970016000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEATHER GAUNTLETS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.4
Width
26.3
Description
PAIR OF TAN LEATHER GAUNTLETS WITH COLORFUL GLASS BEADS IN FLOWER PATTERN ON TOP SUFACE, LEATHER TASSELS ON UPPER HALF OF OUTER EDGE, AND LINED WITH DEEP PURPLE COTTON FABRIC. OTHER EDGES HAVE SCALLOPED LEATHER EDGES. LEFT GLOVE IS TORN AT THE BASE OF THE THUMB, HAS BLACK MARKS ON TOP OF MIDDLE AND PINKY FINGER, AND BOTTOM OF GLOVE IS SLIGHTLY SOILED. RIGHT HAND IS ALSO COMING APART AT BASE OF THUMB, BASE OF TASSELS ARE COMING APART FROM BODY OF GLOVE, AND HAS BLACK MARKS ACROSS INSIDE WRIST AND ON TIP OF PINKY FINGER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ITEMS WERE GIVEN TO JOHN SIMPSON'S GRANDFATHER, ALEXANDER MULLIGAN, BY A NATIVE GENTLEMAN. ACCORDING TO DONOR IT IS NOT KNOWN WHEN HE EXACTLY RECEIVED THE GAUNTLETS, BUT HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VIADUCT BRIDGE IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1908-09, AND MAY HAVE RECEIVED THEM AT THIS TIME. DONORS HAVE HAD GAUNTLETS FOR TWENTY YEARS, WHILE LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19970016000
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BEADED PAIR MOCCASIN APPLIQUES
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEAD, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19770151000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED PAIR MOCCASIN APPLIQUES
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BEAD, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.0
Width
28.0
Description
.1 COLOURS: CLOTH - GREY. FLOSS - BLUE. BEADS - BLACK, GREY, CLEAR, WHITE, GOLD, BROWN, SILVER. SOME ARE GLASS AND SOME ARE METAL. .2 SAME DIMENSIONS - HAS CUT IN MATERIAL DOWN TOP CENTRE. FLORAL DESIGN, BEAD WORK SURROUNDED WITH EMBROIDERED BACKGROUND. HAS RED STAIN IN UPPER LEFT CORNER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
HISTORY ATTACHED TO FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19770151000
Acquisition Date
1976-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PLAINS INDIAN BEADED
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641197000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAINS INDIAN BEADED
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
11.7
Width
11.1
Description
FRONT FACE OF PURSE COVERED WITH GEOMETRIC BEADWORK. DESIGN IN PINK & BLUE BEADS. BEADED TASSEL. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
PLAINS INDIAN. *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
P19641197000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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