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Other Name
PARTY DECORATIONS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000014016
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARTY DECORATIONS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
7
Height
0.3
Length
13.5
Width
10.7
Description
WHITE PAPER ENVELOPE. PRINTED ON FRONT, IN GREEN, IS "USE DENNISON'S ST. PATRIC PARTY GOODS". ABOVE THIS IS THE OUTLINE OF A MAPLE LEAF WITH A "D" WITHIN IT. PRINTED ON BACK FLAP IS "8 PIECES 10¢", WITH TWO GREEN SHAMROCKS AT EACH END. A LARGE GREEN SHAMROCK, MADE OF HEAVY PAPER IS GLUED TO BACK FLAP. PRINTED ON BOTTOM BACK OF ENVELOPE IS "DENNISON'S MADE IN CANADA". INSIDE ENVELOPE ARE SIX GREEN SHAMROCKS, CUT FROM HEAVY PAPER. SHAMROCKS ARE PLAIN.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
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
P20000014016
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
REPLACEMENT CHRISTMAS BULBS
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19930003002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REPLACEMENT CHRISTMAS BULBS
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Materials
METAL, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
10
Height
5.1
Length
11.2
Width
2.1
Description
2 PACKAGES OF REPLACEMENT SERIES BULBS, 4 IN EACH PACKAGE. COLORS INCLUDE RED, GREEN & YELLOW. PRICE STICKERS ON EACH PACKAGE, "HOYTS .95" & "WOODWARDS .69" PACKAGE INFO. IN FRENCH & ENGLISH. "MADE IN TAIWAN ESPECIALLY FOR NOMA LITES CANADA LIMITED".
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
REPLACEMENTS FOR SERIES WIRED STRING: "WHEN 1 BULB BURNT OUT, ALL WENT OUT UNTIL THE BURNT OUT ONE WAS REPLACED."
Catalogue Number
P19930003002
Acquisition Date
1993-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CONCORD COACH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19900020080
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONCORD COACH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Length
81.2
Width
17.8
Description
PLASTIC MODEL OF STAGE COACH WITH 2 RIDERS & 4 HORSES. LEAD PAIR OF HORSES SIT ON A SMALL WHEEL. 2 DOORS, OPEN WINDOWS. "P" EMBOSSED ON EACH DOOR. BROKEN & INCOMPLETE; BACK RIGHT WHEEL BROKEN OFF AXIS. ONE MAN POSITIONED TO HOLD REIGNS; OTHER HOLDS RIFLE. RED COACH WITH GOLD FIXINGS; BLACK HORSES. BROKEN & INCOMPLETE, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
LEISURE
History
THIS MODEL WAS USED AS A CENTRE PIECE AT COMPANY EVENTS. IT REPRESENTS CONCORD STAGECOACH ON OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER LABEL. A FULL SIZE REPLICA CONCORD STAGECOACH WAS HAND BUILT FOLLOWING THE SPECIFICATION OF THE ABBOT & DOWNING COMPNAY OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WHICH BEGAN BUILDING COACHES IN THE EARLY 1800S. THE STAGECOACH WAS A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. THE ORIGINAL COACH BROUGH MAIL AND PASSENGERS FROM FORT BENTON, MONTANA TO LETHBRIDGE. THE REPLICA MADE ITS APPEARANCE AT FAIRS, RODEOS AND LOCAL FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020080
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CATALYZER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990049012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CATALYZER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Height
27.2
Diameter
20.3
Description
ROUND, GREEN METAL HEATER. BASE OF HEATER IS A ROUND, HOLLOW GAS RESERVOIR, THAT HAS A RIDGE AROUND CENTER (FOR HOOKING LID TO), AND A GREEN, SCREW-ON CAP ON TOP. ABOVE THIS IS A SORT OF INVERTED CONE SHAPE, WITHIN WHICH IS THE HEATER ELEMENT - A ROUND PIECE OF WIRE MESH. A ROUND GREEN LID, WITH A BEIGE PLASTIC HANDLE, SITS OVER THE ELEMENT. A LARGE, ROUND, GREEN METAL LID SITS OVER ALL OF THIS. LID HAS CLIPS THAT HOOK TO RESERVOIR; HAS MULTIPLE CIRCULAR HOLES IN IT, AND A BEIGE PLASTIC HANDLE. A RED AND SILVER LABEL ON LID READS "NO. I8098 CATALYZER HEATER MADE IN DENMARK", ETCETERA. HEATER COMES WITH A SHORT BROCHURE. ON FRONT OF BROCHURE, HEATER IS PICTURE, AND IT READS "YOUR HEATING PROBLEMS SOLVED". BROCHURE HAS DIRECTIONS, PRODUCT INFORMATION, AND MANUFACTURER'S INFORMATION.
Subjects
TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
DONOR PURCHASED HEATER IN EARLY 1950S, AT NORTH LETHBRIDGE HARDWARE, FOR ABOUT $10. DONOR WAS GOING TO BUILD AN ICE HOUSE FOR FISHING, AND USE THE HEATER IN IT, BUT NEVER DID. DONOR HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049012
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TWO-BURNER CATALYZER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990049005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TWO-BURNER CATALYZER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
4
Height
31.6
Length
39.0
Width
26.0
Description
RECTANGULAR. BASE OF HEATER IS A SILVER GAS RESERVOIR. THERE IS A BLACK LABEL ON BASE, WITH RED FLAMES AND THE WORD "ALITA". A LID LATCHES ONTO, AND SITS ON TOP OF, RESERVOIR. SIDES OF LID ARE MADE OF A SINGLE STRIP OF BLUE METAL, BENT INTO A RECTANGULAR SHAPE, WITH OVAL HOLES IN IT. TOP OF LID IS A STIFF WIRE MESH. HANDLE ON LID IS A HOLLOW ROD OF METAL. TAKING LID OFF HEATER REVEALS A SCREW-ON CAP, ON TOP OF RESERVOIR. EMBOSSED ON CAP IS "MADE IN CANADA". ALSO ON TOP OF RESERVOIR ARE TWO SHORT, INVERTED CONE SHAPED HEATING ELEMENTS. THE ROUNDED TOPS OF EACH ARE COVERED IN METAL MESH. A ROUND, SILVER PIECE OF METAL SITS ON TOP OF EACH HEATING ELEMENT. WIRE MESH ON LID HAS BEEN DAMAGED DIRECTLY ABOVE HEATING ELEMENTS.
Subjects
TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE
Historical Association
LEISURE
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR PURCHASED FROM HOYT'S IN THE MID 1960S. HE USED IT TO HEAT HIS TENT AND LATER, TENT TRAILER, WHILE HUNTING. DONOR HAS LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049005
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MARQUIS HOTEL
Date Range From
1927
Date Range To
1988
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20050003000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MARQUIS HOTEL
Date Range From
1927
Date Range To
1988
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
5
Length
63
Diameter
42
Description
CEILING LIGHT FIXTURE WITH FOUR WHT RIBBED GLOBES. FIXTURE IS BLK WITH GLD ACCENTS. LIGHT SOCKETS ARE WHT PORCELAIN EACH CONTAINING THREE SCREWS TO SECURE GLASS RIBBED GLOBES 21 (H) X 7.5 (D). CENTER OF FIXTURE DISPLAYS A ACORN. FIXTURE HANGS SUSPENDED BY A CHAIN WHICH IS ATTACHED TO A CIRCULAR BLK PLATE.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
THE LIGHT FIXTURE WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL BEFORE ITS DEMOLITION IN 1988. EMIL GUNDLOCK A MORTGAGE BROKER WORKED WITH THE HOTEL'S OWNERS ,JOANNE AND BOB CORBET, TO REFINANCE THE HOTEL FOR IMPROVEMENTS. GUNDLOCK SAID, HOWEVER, THAT THE ROYAL BANK WOULD NOT APPROVE THE REFINANCING AND, SUBSEQUENTLY, TOOK OVER THE HOTEL'S MANAGEMENT. DISCUSSING THE FUTURE OF THE HOTEL OVER A DRINK (WHILE THE BAR WAS STILL IN OPERATION), CORBET AND GUNDLOCK DECIDED IT WOULD BE A "SHAME" TO SEE THE HOTEL'S ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS DESTROYED AND LOST AND, THUS THEY DECIDED TO REMOVE SOME OF THE HOTEL'S FIXTURES, DOORS (ELEVATOR), ETC. GUNDLOCK CLAIMED IT WAS ENOUGH TO FILL A "TRUCKLOAD". RBC, HOWEVER, LEARNED OF THE SALVAGE OPERATION AND DEMANDED THAT THE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS BE RETURNED. GUNDLOCK KNEW SOME OF THE MATERIAL WAS RETURNED, BUT SOME WAS ALSO RETAINED. GUNDLOCK BELIEVED THAT THE MATERIAL ENDED UP IN THE RBC BANK MANAGER'S HOUSE. GUNDLOCK RECOGNIZED THE LAMP AND BOX THAT IT WAS PACKAGED IN, WHEN HE VISITED THE GALT IN EARLY 2007. SOMEHOW, THE FIXTURE CAME INTO POSSESSION OF TED STILSON WHO LATER PASSED IT ON TO THE DONOR IN 2005. GUNDLOCK WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE STYLE OF THE LAMP, IF NOT THIS VERY LAMP, WAS INSTALLED IN THE ROOM ATTRIBUTED TO SENATOR GLADSTONE WHO WAS THE FIRST NATIVE SENATOR AND FROM THE BLOOD RESERVE. THE ART DECO HOTEL OPENED IN 1928. IN ADDITION TO BEING THE FIRST BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE TO UTILIZE NEON SIGNAGE, THE HOTEL BOASTED AN ORIGINAL SEVENTY-EIGHT BEDROOMS AND A BANQUET AREA CAPABLE OF SEATING 250 PERSONS.
Catalogue Number
P20050003000
Acquisition Date
2005-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DC MEDICAL/CLINICAL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHROME PLATED BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19870010107
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DC MEDICAL/CLINICAL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CHROME PLATED BRASS
No. Pieces
4
Length
14.8
Diameter
30.0
Description
ESSENTIALLY A CLINICAL FLASHLIGHT. OFF/ON SWITCH. TAKES 2 BATTERIES REMOVABLE BASE. REMOVABLE/REPLACEABLE BULB, REMOVABLE TOP. WORN. CYLINDRICAL BODY STAMPED WITH TEXT. BOLT SHAPED BASE HAS ON/OFF SWITCH AND TEXT "KLINOSTIK" "REG", AND "S & S".
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
"KLINOSKIK BRITISH MADE" *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010107
Acquisition Date
1987-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
THERAPEUTIC HEAT LAMP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM, PLASTIC, CHROME PLATED STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19870010016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THERAPEUTIC HEAT LAMP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
ALUMINIUM, PLASTIC, CHROME PLATED STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
149.5
Width
24.5
Description
ADUSTABLE LAMP, ADJUSTS FOR HEIGHT & REFLECTOR POSITION. C/W BULB. BLACK CIRCULAR BASE; CHROMED ROD STAND. WHITE ELECTRICAL CORD SPLIT INTO TWO PIECES. RIM OF BLACK LAMP HEAD SCRATCHED. ELECTRICAL CORD MARKED "LEVITON".
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
USED CLINICALLY FOR SKIN LESIONS & BRUISES. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010016
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970071024
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
C/W CASE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
2.3
Diameter
24
Description
GREY 16MM FILM REEL. INCLUDES FITTED CIRCULAR CASE WITH LID. "H F C" STAMPED ON BOTH SIDES NEAR CENTRE OF REEL. ON ONE SIDE IS ALSO HAND-DRAWN ARROW POINTING TO CENTRE, AS WELL AS "400" WRITTEN ON SIDE. LID OF CASE HANDWRITTEN WITH "H. BOYSE PERSONAL". PAINT ON CASE IS SCRATCHED IN SOME PLACES, AND SOILED.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS PROJECTIONIST AT THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071024
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
2 REELS, C/W CASE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970071026
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
2 REELS, C/W CASE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
6
Height
2.2
Diameter
32
Description
TWO IDENTICAL BROWN 16MM FILM REELS, C/W CIRCULAR FITTED CASES WITH LIDS. ONE SIDE OF REEL STAMPED WITH "MADE IN U.S.A. GOLDBERG BROS DENVER, COLO. PAT. D-122.017". ALSO STAMPED WITH MEASUREMENTS FOR FILM ON REEL. CASES EMBOSSED WITH "GB MADE IN U.S.A." INTERIOR OF ONE CASE HAS DRIED PIECE OF TAPE NEAR CENTRE. EXTERIOR OF BOTH SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS PROJECTIONIST AT THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071026
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P20070023006
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.7
Length
25.0
Width
13.8
Description
GREY-GREEN ELECTRICAL WALL SCONCE. TWO CANDLE-LIKE STRUCTURES EXTEND FROM EITHER SIDE OF SCONCE, BASE OF CANDLES RESEMBLE FLOWERS. BACK OF SCONE REDDISH BROWN WITH RUST SPOTS THROUGHOUTS. RAISED TEXT READS, "32148...MOF-BRIDGES, MILWAUKEE WIS." YELLOW ELECTRICAL CORDS VISIBLE FROM BACK. SMALL DECORATIVE BOLT TAPED TO FRONT SURFACE OF SCONCE.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
THIS SCONCE WAS REMOVED FROM THE STAIRWELL WALL LEADING UP TO THE PROJECTIONIST AREA OF PARAMOUNT THEATRE AFTER ITS CLOSURE IN 2007. ACCORDING TO JOEY SHACKLEFORD, GRANDSON OF A. W. SHACKLEFORD, SCONCES SUCH AS THIS LINED THE BACK WALL AND SIDES OF THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE. THEY WERE A DECORATIVE AND SAFETY FEATURE- LOW-LEVEL LIGHT WAS EMITTED BY THEM. SHACKLEFORD SAID, "IT GOT DARK (WITHOUT THE LIGHTS) - YOU COULDN'T SEE YOUR HAND IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE. I WAS SCARED AS A KID." 10-15 WATT BULBS KEPT IT JUST LIGHT ENOUGH. LATER ON, FLOOR LIGHTING WAS ADDED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070023001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20070023006
Acquisition Date
2008-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950073048
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
4
Height
8.2
Length
8.2
Width
2.8
Description
PLASTIC MINIATURE TOY FIGURE OF ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (R.C.M.P) OFFICER ON HORSE. GREEN BASE WITH BLACK HORSE. FIGURE IS DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL RED AND BLUE UNIFORM, AND CARRIES A RED AND WHITE FLAG. BOTTOM READS "PRODUCED BY BRITAINS LTD. MADE IN ENGLAND". "MP" EMBOSSED ON SADDLE. SOME PARTS ARE REMOVABLE, INCLUDING ARMS. HAT HAS BEEN BROKEN AND IS IN THREE PIECES, WITH ONE SMALL PIECE MISSING.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR OR DONOR'S BROTHER. FROM FAMILY ESTATE. *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
P19950073048
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19950073047
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7
Length
7.3
Width
7
Description
STEEL LIGHT, PAINTED RED. CANISTER-SHAPED, WITH CONCAVE ATTACHMENT MOUNTED ON SIDE WITH BULB AND GLASS LENS. THREADED STEEL RING FITS OVER LENS AND ALUMINUM BOWL AROUND BULB. TOP OF LIGHT IS REMOVABLE, WITH FIXTURES INSIDE FOR HOLDING TWO BATTERIES. LID HAS ON/OFF SWITCH AT BACK, WITH HOLE AT EITHER SIDE FOR INSERTING WIRE HANDLE. BOTTOM ENGRAVED WITH "TOP-LITE". INSIDE OF CASE IS CORRODING IN PLACES, AND PAINT IS CHIPPED THROUGHOUT EXTERIOR.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073047
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, VINYL
Catalogue Number
P19950073044
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, VINYL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Length
11
Width
6.5
Description
STEEL CASING WITH RED VINYL COVERING. CLAM-STYLE OPENING WITH BINOCULAR LENSES INSIDE, WHICH SLIDE INTO PLACE WHEN OPENED. FRAME OF LENSES HAS BRASS PLATE READING "STELLAR 25X". "JAPAN" ENGRAVED INTO BOTTOM. RECTANGULAR SLOTS AT TOP AND BOTTOM OF CASE EXPOSE DIAL FOR FOCUSING LENSES. EYEPIECES FRAMED AT BACK OF CASE. FRONT OF FRAME BENT SLIGHTLY, PREVENTING CLASP FROM CLOSING.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073044
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19950073012
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
5
Height
15
Diameter
10.9
Description
5 CLEAR GLASSES HAVE FLAT BASE AND HEXAGON STEM THAT NARROWS AT TOP SLIGHTLY. HOLLOW GLASS BEGINS ABOVE STEM AND FLARES TOWARDS TOP, IS HEXAGON IN SHAPE WITH SIDES BEING SLIGHTLY CURVED. TOP HAS SCALLOPED EDGE WITH LIP THAT FLARES OUT, IS DIFFERENT SECTION THAN SIDES. SHAPE IS AN UP-SIDE-DOWN BELL. ALL HAVE SOME MINOR SOILING AND SCRATCHING OF GLASS.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073012
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STEIN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19950073013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEIN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.7
Diameter
6.8
Description
CLEAR GLASS IS TINTED BROWN. BOTTOM HAS SLIGHT INDENTED CIRCLE. HAS GROOVES NEAR TOP AND BOTTOM. FROM TOP GROOVE GLASS SLOPES IN SLIGHTLY AND TOP HAS SMALL LIP. AROUND GROOVES ARE STEEL BANDS THAT HAVE CLASPS WHICH ARE SCREWED INTO WOOD HANDLE. HANDLE IS ODD SHAPED HALF OVAL. AROUND SIDE OPPOSITE TO HANDLE IS WRITING TITLED "HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD". THEN HAS 16 SAYINGS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. ON BOTTOM IS GOLD STICKER THAT READS "MADE IN TAIWAN". ETCHING ON BOTTOM READS THE SAME. MINOR SCRATCHING. HAS REMNANTS OF GREEN STICKER ON SIDE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073013
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
RAMP MAN'S HAT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990062004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAMP MAN'S HAT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.5
Length
23.5
Width
20.4
Description
CROWN OF HAT IS FLAT, AND OFF-WHITE. ON FRONT OF CROWN IS A RECTANGULAR, BLACK PATCH. EMBROIDERED ON PATCH, IN GOLD, IS A RING WITH FOUR ANCHORS EXTENDING OUT FROM IT. HAT HAS A BLACK BRIM ON FRONT, WITH WHITE SPECKS. ABOVE BRIM IS A LENGTH OF YELLOW ROPE, THAT IS DOUBLED OVER AND TIED INTO TWO KNOTS. THE ROPE IS ATTACHED TO A BRASS BUTTON ON EACH SIDE OF BRIM. INSIDE OUTER EDGE OF HAT IS LINED WITH BROWN LEATHER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
WORN BY EMPLOYEES OF THE GREEN-ACRES DRIVE-IN THEATRE. SEE P19990062001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. ON 30 OCTOBER 2018, SCHAMUHN INTERVIEWED ALLAN SHACKLEFORD, THE THIRD SON OF ADA AND A.W. SHACKLEFORD, REGARDING HIS FAMILY’S PRIOR DONATIONS. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS MEMORIES OF THE HAT, ALLAN SHACKLEFORD RECALLED, “I DON’T REMEMBER THAT BEING A RAMPS-MAN’S HAT.” “I VAGUELY REMEMBER MY FATHER WEARING A HAT LIKE THAT…WHEN HE WAS OUT IN THE GARDEN WORKING, OR PAINTING. WHERE HE GOT IT FROM I DON’T KNOW.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS MEMORIES OF GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN, ALLAN SHACKLEFORD ELABORATED, “I WORKED THERE SEVERAL TIMES WHEN I CAME FROM CALGARY TO VISIT. MY DAD WOULD SAY, “WE’RE VERY BUSY” OR “IT’S GOING TO BE BUSY THERE TONIGHT, DO YOU THINK YOU COULD COME OUT AND GIVE US A HAND?” AND I’D SAY SURE.” “I WENT WITH MY FRIENDS SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE, THIS WAS BEFORE WE BOUGHT THE GREEN ACRES. IT WAS OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990062001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990062004
Acquisition Date
1999-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950073056
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
24
Width
24
Description
PACKAGE OF MULTICOLORED ORIGAMI PAPER, STACKED SO AS TO CREATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL EFFECT. INCLUDES FOUR DIFFERENT SIZES OF PAPER, WITH CARDBOARD BACKING AND TWO SILVER PAPER RIBBONS CROSSED OVER STACK. READS "ORIGAMI JAPANESE PAPER FOR FOLDING" WITH PRICE STICKER OF "1.95". BACK HAS RED AND WHITE PAGE PRINTED WITH "TUTTLE PUBLICATIONS ON ORIGAMI JAPANESE PAPER-FOLDING ORDER PAPER AND BOOKS FROM: CHARLES E. TUTTLE COMPANY RUTLAND, VERMONT", WITH DESCRIPTION OF PUBLICATIONS. PLASTIC WRAPPER IS TORN THROUGHOUT, AND HAS DRYING ADHESIVE TAPE ON FRONT AND BACK OF PACKAGE.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073056
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960112068
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE REMOTE DISPATCH RADIO
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1975
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
21.4
Length
39.5
Width
30.7
Description
GREY STEEL DISPATCH RECEIVER. LIGHT GREY PAINTED FRONT PANEL WITH "MOTOROLA" PRINTED ALONG BOTTOM. GREY SPEAKER AT UPPER LEFT CORNER; BESIDE IS GRADUATED METER AND CLOCK SET AT "12:00". VOLUME KNOB IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. REVERSE IS OPEN, REVEALING FUSES, OUTLETS, AND MECHANICAL WORKINGS. HAS STICKER WITH "USE GENUINE MOTOROLA REPLACEMENT PARTS". BLACK POWER CORD EXTENDS FROM BACK RIGHT CORNER.
Subjects
ACOUSTICAL T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REMOTE RADIO IS USED IN CONJUCTION WITH DISPATCH MICROPHONE, P19960112069 AND PHONE, P19960112070. SEE ALSO MOTOROLA REPEATER P19930061000. INFO BELOW WAS DEVELOPED FOR A POLICE EXHIBIT INSTALLED IN NOVEMBER 2007. DURING THE YEAR PRIOR, MUSEUM TECH KEVIN MACLEAN SPOKE TO NEARLY A DOZEN RETIRED AND SERVING OFFICERS IN ADDITION TO FORMER CIVILIAN DISPATCHER ANNE TODD AND CITY ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE BILL STANTON. WRITTEN SOURCES INCLUDED THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, ANNUAL POLICE CHEIF REPORTS AND THE BADGE AND THE BLOTTER. FOR AN IN DEPTH HISTORY OF THE RADIO, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE. AMONG ALL THE TOOLS USED BY POLICE TO CONDUCT THEIR WORK, FEW ARE AS SIGNIFICANT AS THOSE CALLED UPON WHEN POLICE NEED TO COMMUNICATE. FROM THE 1920S UNTIL THE MID-60S, “BEAT” PATROL OFFICERS WERE DEPENDENT ON A HANDFUL OF STREET-BASED “SIGNAL LIGHTS” AS THEIR SOLE MEANS OF POLICE COMMUNICATION (REF. ARCHIVAL PHOTO P19800122010-GP). CONTROLLED BY A SWITCH PANEL IN THE POLICE STATION, THE RED AND GREEN SIGNAL LIGHTS COMMUNICATED AN ELABORATE CODE TO PATROLMEN ON THE CENTRAL (1ST TO 6TH AVENUES BETWEEN 5TH AND 9TH STREETS) AND WEST (1ST TO 6TH AVENUES WEST OF 5TH STREET) BEATS. DEPENDENT ON THE LIGHTS’ ILLUMINATED COLOUR(S) AND SOLID-LIT OR FLASHING STATE, POLICEMEN KNEW IF THEY OR OTHERS WERE TO IMMEDIATELY PHONE THE STATION FROM ANY NUMBER OF HOTELS OR 24-HR BUSINESSES. IN 1952, THE FORCE INSTALLED ITS FIRST 2-WAY RADIOS IN ITS THREE TRAFFIC PATROL VEHICLES. SEVEN YEARS LATER, A CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED TO ACQUIRE AND EVALUATE HANDHELD RADIOS AND, BY 1965, ALL MEMBERS, INCLUDING THOSE WALKING THE “BEATS”, HAD IMMEDIATE RADIO CONTACT WITH THE STATION. THIS SECOND GENERATION REMOTE RADIO UNIT (MOTOROLA) WAS ACQUIRED IN THE EARLY 60S AND FEATURED NEW SEMI-CONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY. FROM THE STATION, AUDIO SIGNALS WERE SENT OUT VIA LANDLINE TO A MOTOROLA TRANSMITTER/ RECEIVER LOCATED ON THE TOP OF THE LETHBRIDGE WATER TOWER ON MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE. FROM THERE, THE SIGNAL WAS TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE AIR TO VEHICLE-BASED OR HANDHELD 2-WAY RADIOS. ANN TODD WAS HIRED BY THE CITY POLICE FORCE IN 1962 AS A CLERK/ STENOGRAPHER. OVER THE YEARS, SHE OPERATED THE MOTOROLA RADIO (REF. PHOTO IN ARCHIVES COLLECTION), BUT WAS RESTRICTED TO ACKNOWLEDGING AND TRANSMITTING ONLY THE SIMPLEST OF MESSAGES. THE COMPLAINTS DESK CONSTABLE WAS THE PRIMARY USER OF THE RADIO, DISPATCHING CARS AND RECEIVING REPORTS. IN 1975/76, THE “RADIO ROOM” AND THE MOTOROLA RADIO WERE REPLACED BY A “COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE” WHICH, WAS SITUATED ACROSS THE HALL FROM THE COMPLAINTS DESK. NEW CENTRE EQUIPMENT INCLUDED A SWITCHBOARD, A REEL-TO-REEL INCOMING CALL RECORDER, A CANADIAN POLICE INFORMATION CENTRE (CPIC) COMPUTER AND A “DEAF PHONE” IN ADDITION TO MONITORING INTERNAL CCTV CAMERA MONITORS (REF. ARCHIVAL PHOTO COLLECTION). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112068
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BROWNIE STARFLASH
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990057002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BROWNIE STARFLASH
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.6
Length
10.2
Width
7.3
Description
1. BOX - RECTANGULAR, CARDBOARD. YELLOW BACKGROUND. PICTURED ON FRONT ARE THREE PHOTOS, OVERLAYING EACHOTHER. BACK PHOTO IS A BLACK AND WHITE OF A GIRL, MIDDLE PHOTO IS A COLOR OF TWO DOGS, AND FRONT IS A COLOR SLIDE OF A BOY BLOWING OUT CANDLES ON A BIRTHDAY CAKE. SIDES AND BACK OF BOX HAVE INFO. ON CAMERA, ALONG WITH A PICTURE OF CAMERA. BOTTOM OF BOX READS "KODAK MADE IN CANADA BY CANADIAN KODAK CO., LIMITED, TORONTO, ONTARIO T.M. REG. CAN. PAT. OFF.". OUTER TOP FLAP OF BOX IS MISSING, BUT STILL HAS INNER TOP FLAP. 2. CAMERA - BACK OF CAMERA IS BLACK, AND HAS A TABLE FOR "DISTANCES FOR M-2 LAMPS-KODAK FILMS". BELOW THIS IS A CIRCLE OF RED PLASTIC. A SCREW AT THE TOP OF BACK IS LOOSE. ON BOTTOM OF CAMERA ARE TWO CIRCLES; ONE ROTATES, THE OTHER HAS A SWITCH WITHIN IT. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM IS "CANADIAN KODAK CO., LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA". THERE IS A PIECE OF WHITE TAPE ON EITHER SIDE OF CAMERA. FRONT PIECE IS SILVER. HAS A LARGE ROUNDED FLASHBULB HOLDER. BELOW THIS IS A SQUARE VIEW FINDER, AND BELOW THIS A ROUND LENS. PRINTED ON FRONT IS "BROWNIE DAKON LENS STARFLASH CAMERA". THERE IS A RED SWITCH ON THE SIDE OF FRONT PIECE. CAMERA HAS A BLACK STRAP ATTACHED TO SIDES.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS, WILFRED & JENNIE REED. FOUND WHILE PARENTS WERE CLEANING OUT HOUSE BEFORE SELLING IT. THEY LIVED IN BARONS AFTER THEY MARRIED AND FARMED THERE. WILF REED IS THE GRANDSON OF JOB AND MARY REED; HIS FATHER WAS JOB AND MARY'S ELDEST SON WILLIAM (BILLY). DONOR'S CHILDREN ARE FIFTH GENERATION OF THE REED FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE. *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
P19990057002
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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