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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19890013002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.8
Width
20.7
Description
FRAMED AND MOUNTED POEM ON CARD "STRENGTH FOR TODAY IS ALL THAT YOU NEED, FOR THERE WILL NEVER BE A TO-MORROW, TO-MORROW WILL PROVE BUT ANOTHER TODAY, WITH ITS MEASURE OF JOY AND SORROW." STAMPED ON THE REVERSE IS "MAY 26 1930"
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FROM THE ESTATE OF ROY & MAY STEWART OF CLARESHOLM. MADE IN U.S.A. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. ROY AND MAE STEWART, ORIGINAL OWNERS OF THIS ARTIFACT, WERE THE PARENTS OF THE DONOR, RAE TRIMBLE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STEWARTS WAS FOUND IN MAE STEWART'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY FROM FEBRUARY 8, 1989. MAE WAS BORN AND RAISED NEAR CLARESHOLM, AND RECEIVED SCHOOLING IN CALGARY AND AT THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WORKED AT THE CLARESHOLM HOSPITAL AND MARRIED ROY STEWART IN 1931. THEY FARMED IN THE STARLINE DISTRICT UNTIL THEIR RETIREMENT TO CLARESHOLM IN 1956, WHERE MAE BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO TOWN COUNCIL IN 1976. MAE DIED ON FEBRUARY 5, 1989, AND ROY IS LISTED AS PREDECEASING HER. SEE HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY IN PERMANENT FILE. THE POEM REPRODUCED ON THIS CARD IS A STANZA FROM THE HYMN 'STRENGTH FOR TODAY IS OUR ONLY NEED', WRITTEN BY MARY ANN KIDDER. KIDDER WAS BORN IN BOSTON IN 1820, AND COMPOSED MANY HYMNS AS A LIFELONG MEMBER OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. SHE DIED IN 1905. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A HARDCOPY OF THE HYMN'S FULL LYRICS IN THE BOOK 'A SELECTION OF SPIRITUAL SONGS WITH MUSIC: FOR THE CHURCH AND CHOIR' BY CHARLES SEYMOUR ROBINSON.
Catalogue Number
P19890013002
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20010018000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, RUBBER
No. Pieces
8
Height
16.8
Length
51.4
Width
51.4
Description
STEEL TREE HOLDER. PAINTED LIGHT YELLOW WITH RED ACCENTS. HAS A TRIANGULAR BASE, WITH THREE LEGS, AND A CYLINDER THAT RISES VERTICALLY FROM CENTER OF BASE. ON TWO SIDES OF BASE ARE THREE LIGHT SOCKETS; OTHER SIDE HAS ONE LIGHT SOCKET, A HOLE (WHERE ONE LIGHT SOCKET IS MISSING), AND AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET. THERE IS A BROWN ELECTRICAL CORD JUST UNDERNEATH ELECTRICAL OUTLET. PAINTED ON SIDES OF CYLINDER ARE VARIOUS CHRISTMAS SCENES. AT TOP OF CYLINDER ARE THREE SCREWS (FOR TIGHTENING AROUND TREE). INSIDE CYLINDER IS A STEEL DISC, WITH A TRIANGLE CUTOUT IN CENTER. INSIDE OF CYLINDER, AND STEEL DISC, ARE DIRTY AND SOMEWHAT CORRODED. INCLUDED WITH STAND ARE THREE RECTANGULAR PIECES OF WOOD, WITH ROUND INDENTS IN THEM (FROM SCREWS ON STAND); WOOD IS BLACKENED.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
PURCHASED BY DONOR FROM HOYT HARDWARE BETWEEN 1955 & 1960. STAND WAS BROUGHT INTO MUSEUM, ON BEHALF OF DONOR, BY IRMA DOGTEROM (DONOR'S NEIGHBOUR AND MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER). DONOR WAS GOING TO THROW STAND AWAY SO IRMA SALVAGED IT.
Catalogue Number
P20010018000
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MUSHROOM CENTREPIECE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738306000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSHROOM CENTREPIECE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.2
Width
19.1
Diameter
29.2
Description
CONSISTS OF 5 HAND CARVED, BLOLETUS SP "RED TOP" MUSHROOM SET INTO A GRASSED BASE. BASE IS COVERED WITH GREEN PLASTIC GRASS AND INSET WITH PLASTIC PINE TREE NEEDLES AND JUNIPER SPRIGS. HAND MADE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
*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
P19738306000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CARNIVAL GLASS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010014009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CARNIVAL GLASS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Diameter
9.0
Description
ORANGE (MARIGOLD) CARNIVAL GLASS VASE. VASE IS FLARED AT THE BOTTOM AND TOP, AND NARROWER IN THE CENTER. TOP EDGE OF GLASS IS 'RUFFLED', OR WAVY. VASE HAS HORIZONTAL RIBS DOWN ITS LENGTH. THERE IS AN IMPRESSED STARBURST PATTERN ON UNDERSIDE OF VASE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
VASE WAS GIVEN AS A PRIZE BY THE LEALTA THEATRE (1938-1963) TO THE CARPENTER FAMILY. JOCK CARPENTER IS A LETHBRIDGE AUTHOR, WHO WROTE "$50 BRIDE" AND "BOOTLEGGER'S BRIDE", WHICH CONCENTRATE ON THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE AND THE PROHIBITION LIQUOR TRADE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20010014009
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FRAMED EMBROIDERED TEXTILE
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20100011000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRAMED EMBROIDERED TEXTILE
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1997
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.1
Length
21.5
Width
31.7
Description
TEXTILE, WALL HANGING – WOODEN FRAME WITH TWO ROD SHAPED HANDLES ON CENTRE OF SHORTER SIDES OF FRAME, CREAM COLORED COTTON FOUNDATION FABRIC EMBROIDERED WITH THREE BANDS OF GEOMETRIC DESIGNS IN ORANGE, RED, BLACK AND WHITE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR FRANK BARTOSEK IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, ON JUNE 24, 2010, THE HANGING WAS A GIFT FROM HIS SISTER MARIA CHUDIK. BARTOSEK RECEIVED IT FROM HER WHEN HE AND HIS WIFE WENT BACK TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA IN 1997 TO SEE WHERE HE WAS BORN AND TO VISIT HIS SISTER (CHUDIK). CHUDIK GAVE THE HANGING TO BARTOSEK JUST AS HE WAS LEAVING, THUS HE DID NOT HAVE TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE TEXTILE. DONOR DID NOT KNOW WHO HAD MADE THE PIECE. HE DID NOT KNOW IF THE DESIGN HELD A SPECIFIC MEANING. BARTOSEK SAID HIS "PARENTS' GENERATION WASN'T TOO FREE WITH INFORMATION. THEY HAD IT AND SAID THIS IS WHAT WE USED TO DO AND THAT WAS IT." ACCORDING TO BARTOSEK, THE DESIGN IS SIMILAR TO HOW THEY DECORATED EASTER EGGS. UPON RETURNING HOME, BARTOSEK PUT IT INTO A DISPLAY CABINET. IT WAS ALWAYS THERE. DONOR DECIDED TO GIVE THIS HANGING TO THE GALT BECAUSE HE IS "AT AN AGE WHERE WE HAVE TO CUT DOWN WHAT WE HAVE. NONE OF THE CHILDREN WANTED IT." BARTOSEK WAS BORN IN 1921 IN CZECHOSOLOVAKIA. IN 1925- 1926 HIS FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA. AT THE TIME, BARTOSEK WAS 4 1/2 YEARS OLD. HIS FATHER (FRANK BARTOSEK SR.) CAME TO RAYMOND ALONG WITH FOUR FRIENDS. THEY WORKED IN THE BEET FACTORY. THEY MOVED BECAUSE LAND WAS BECOMING SCARCE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. IN 1926, BARTOSEK, ALONG WITH HIS MOTHER AND SOME OF HIS SIBLINGS, JOINED HIS FATHER IN CANADA. HIS SISTER (MARIA CHUDIK) STAYED IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA IN ORDER TO HELP HER GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20100011000
Acquisition Date
2010-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GREEN FROG
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER OF PARIS, MAN MADE FIBRE
Catalogue Number
P19910071000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GREEN FROG
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1953
Materials
PLASTER OF PARIS, MAN MADE FIBRE
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.7
Width
10.7
Description
GREEN, YELLOW & BLACK FELT SHAVED FELT COVERED PLASTER OF PARIS FROG. CHIPS ALONG EDGE OF BASE & NOSE. HOLE ON BOTTOM PROBABLY FROM MANUFACTURING PROCESS. WELL WORN FELT FABRIC. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR RECEIVED FROG AS A SPECIAL PRESENT FROM PARENTS WHEN SHE LIVED IN PENTICTON B.C. BETWEEN 1949 - 1953. ALTHOUGH NOT INTENDED AS A TOY, ORNAMENT SOON BECAME A TOY & WAS PLAYED WITH EXTENSIVELY, HENCE WORN APPEARANCE.
Catalogue Number
P19910071000
Acquisition Date
1991-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CERAMIC FRUIT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19930014024
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CERAMIC FRUIT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
5
Description
VARIOUS SIZES; APPROXIMATELY LIFE SIZE. CERAMIC PIECES DESIGNED TO APPROXIMATE APPEARANCE OF COMMON FRUITS INCLUDING: APPLE (2), BANANA, PEAR, PEACH. STICK ON LABEL ON 4 PIECES. STICKERS READ "ENESCO IMPORTS JAPAN".
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
USED AS DECORATION OR TABLE ORNAMENTATION AS A FRUIT BOWL. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY MARY MOORE, WHO ALSO DONATED THIS OBJECT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT MOORE WAS COMPILED FROM HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY AND NOTES MADE AT THE TIME OF DONATION. MARY WHELAN MOORE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND IN 1898, AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1907 WITH HER PARENTS AND SISTERS LOUISA AND MARGARET. HER FATHER WORKED AS A MINER IN GALT MINES, AND ACQUIRED THREE CITY LOTS IN 1912 TO BUILD A HOUSE AT 1731 6 AVENUE NORTH. MARY LIVED IN THE HOUSE FROM THE TIME OF ITS COMPLETION IN 1918 UNTIL SIX MONTHS BEFORE HER DEATH. SHE TRAINED AT THE NORMAL SCHOOL IN CALGARY, AND WAS A SCHOOL TEACHER FOR 47 YEARS, TEACHING PRIMARY GRADES AT HARDIEVILLE SCHOOL AND ST. BASIL'S. SHE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF ST. BASIL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE. MARY MOORE DIED ON JULY 18, 1993. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19930014024
Acquisition Date
1993-04
Collection
Museum
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The Whoop-up Trail (Alberta - Montana relationships)

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/library1834
Author
Berry, Gerald L.
Publisher
Applied Art Products Ltd.
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Berry, Gerald L.
Place
Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher
Applied Art Products Ltd.
Publication Date
1953
Subjects
Alberta - Relations (general) with Montana
Call Number
FC 3661 B4
Collection
Library
Less detail
Other Name
ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P20020026003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Diameter
15.0
Description
ROUND, OFF-WHITE, CERAMIC ASHTRAY. RIM OF ASHTRAY IS FLUTED. EDGE OF RIM HAS A BAND OF GOLD AROUND IT. IN CENTER OF ASHTRAY IS A BLUE AND GOLD DIAMOND WITH THE ALBERTA COAT OF ARMS IN THE CENTER. AT TOP OF DIAMOND ARE THE LETTERS "A C N A A". BELOW DIAMOND READS "ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED MAY 1961". ON BOTTOM OF ASHTRAY IS THE OUTLINE OF A GOLD MAPLE LEAF WITH A BANNER IN THE CENTER THAT READS "DECORATED IN CANADA". BELOW MAPLE LEAF READS "22 K GOLD CAN. ART CHINA COLLINGWOOD ONT.".
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
HEALTH SERVICES
History
EMILY MORRISON TOOK HER NURSE'S AID TRAINING IN 1956 IN CALGARY. THE ALBERTA CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE ASSOCIATION WAS INCORPORATED IN 1961, THE SAME YEAR THAT EMILY BECAME A MEMBER. EMILY WAS ALSO SECRETARY-TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR SOME YEARS. THE ASSOCIATION ACTED LIKE A UNION FOR NURSING AIDES. NURSING AIDES BATHED PATIENTS, TOOK TEMPERATURES, BUT GAVE NO MEDICATIONS. EMILY WAS ON PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE AT TABER; GODRICH, ONT; AND LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL FROM 1956 - 1965. EMILY RETIRED IN 1965. GRAHAM MORRISON CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1919, AT 6 YEARS OLD; HIS FATHER WAS A DRUGGIST IN VANCOUVER, MOVED TO HIGH RIVER, THEN LETHBRIDGE, AND GRAHAM HAS BEEN HERE EVER SINCE. IN 1942 EMILY MORRISON MOVED TO PICTURE BUTTE, FROM RED JACK SASKATCHEWAN, TO GO TO HIGH SCHOOL. EMILY HAD TO WORK TO PUT HERSELF THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. IN 1960 EMILY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE SHE WORKED AS A NURSING AIDE FROM 1960-1965. DONORS MET AND MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1965 AND HAVE SINCE RETIRED. THEY ARE CAMP HOSTS AT LAKE PAYNE, AND ENJOY CAMPING.
Catalogue Number
P20020026003
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HOT-WATER BOTTLE COVER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON YARN
Catalogue Number
P19930007013
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOT-WATER BOTTLE COVER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON YARN
No. Pieces
1
Height
35.2
Width
21.2
Description
BLUE, CROCHET STITCH COVER. OPEN 1 END TO FIT BOTTLE & DRAWSTRINGS FOR CLOSING. DRAWSTRINGS HAVE SMALL TASSELS AT ENDS.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
HANDMADE, USED TO COVER HOT WATER BOTTLE FOR WARMING A BED. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING P19930007003. NO NEW INFORMATION WAS FOUND ABOUT THAT PIECE, BUT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONORS, EARL AND MARY WAGNESS, WAS FOUND IN THEIR LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES. MARY WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ONTARIO IN 1905 AND MOVED TO ENCHANT, ALBERTA WITH HER FAMILY IN 1917. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY SHE WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY. MARY MARRIED EARL WAGNESS IN STAVELY IN 1929, AND OVER THE 61 YEARS OF THEIR MARRIAGE THEY LIVED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MOVING FOR EARL'S WORK WITH THE ALBERTA PACIFIC GRAIN COMPANY. THEY RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY WAS ACTIVE IN CURLING, THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, CHURCH CHOIR, AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK. EARL WAS A HOBBYIST WATCHMAKER - SEE RECORD P19930009001 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WATCHMAKING PRACTICE AND TOOLS. EARL DIED IN 1990, AND MARY DIED IN 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A RIBBON AND A DICKEY DONATED BY SHIRLEY TUCKER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MARY CHRISTINA WAGNESS (NEE ROBERTSON) WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ON ON FEBRUARY 28, 1905, THE DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. J.B. ROBERTSON. IN 1917 HER FAMILY MOVED FROM ANTHER, SK TO ENCHANT, AB. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY, MARY WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY, AB. ACCORDING TO HER WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT, MARY WORKED FOR THE BANK FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS BEFORE HER MARRIAGE. SHE WAS MARRIED TO EARL WAGNESS ON AUGUST 7, 1929 AND THE COUPLE LIVED IN WOODHOUSE, BARONS, AND MILK RIVER, BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 IN APRIL 2000. EARL RANDOLPH WAGNESS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON NOVEMBER 23, 1990. HE WAS THE SON OF MARTIN WAGNESS AND CAROLINA WAGNESS (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930007013
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19890028005
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
71.2
Width
55.8
Description
SIGN WITH CARD INSERT "DR F.H. MEWBURN O.B.E. I.O.D.E. SPONSERS PROCEEDS FOR SERVICE & COMMUNITY PROJECTS EVERYONE WELCOME" INSERTED CARD: "RUMMAGE SALE TODAY 8.45 - 11.00" REVERSE IS SAME EXCEPT "11.30" SIGN MADE TO HANG.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19890028001-GA FOR HISTORY. DESIGNED TO ANNOUNCE OR ADVERTISE EVENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE I.O.D.E. AND ITS LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE I.O.D.E. WEBSITE, GALT ARCHIVES, AND AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 21, 2014 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE (IODE) WAS FOUNDED IN 1900 BY MARGARET POLSON MURRAY OF MONTREAL WHO WANTED TO INCREASE HOMELAND SUPPORT FOR CANADIANS FIGHTING WITH THE EMPIRE FORCES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND BOER WAR. MURRAY INITIATED THE FORMATION OF A FEDERATION OF WOMEN TO PROMOTE PATRIOTISM, LOYALTY AND SERVICE TO OTHERS BY SENDING TELEGRAMS TO THE MAYORS OF CANADA'S MAJOR CITIES ASKING THEM TO CALL TOGETHER THE PROMINENT WOMEN IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE FIRST CHAPTER WAS FORMED IN FREDRICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK IN JANUARY 1900. THE FOLLOWING MONTH A CONSTITUTION AND LIST OF OBJECTIVES WERE DRAFTED IN MONTREAL. IN 1901 THE HEAD OFFICE MOVED TO TORONTO AND THE FEDERATION WAS INCORPORATED. CHAPTERS WERE QUICKLY STARTED ACROSS CANADA AND IN INDIA AND THE BAHAMAS. FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PROJECTS MOUNTED BY VARIOUS I.O.D.E. CHAPTERS HAVE INCLUDED A MONUMENT TO CANADIAN SOLIDERS KILLED IN BATTLE IN SOUTH AFRICA, A GATEWAY IN TORONTO TO COMMEMORATE THE 1901 VISIT OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK, INCREASED BEDS IN A TUBERCULOSIS SANITORIUM IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, NUMEROUS CHILD WELFARE PROJECTS, VARIOUS WAR MEMORIAL FUNDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS, THE PURCHASE OF HOSPITALS, AMBULANCES, SHIPS, AND AIRCRAFT IN BOTH WORLD WARS TO PROVIDE AID TO CANADIAN SOLDIERS, COMMEMORATIVE GARDENS, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF FOR PERSONS DISPLACED BY WAR, AND DOMESTIC RELIEF FOR CANADIANS DISPLACED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST I.O.D.E. CHAPTER WAS THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER, FORMED IN 1914. AT ITS PEAK OF ACTIVITY, THE I.O.D.E. HAD FIVE CHAPTERS IN LETHBRIDGE, INCLUDING THE DR. FRANK H. MEWBURN CHAPTER AND THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER. LOCAL I.O.D.E. EFFORTS INCLUDED THE WROUGHT-IRON GATEWAY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, THE SOLIDER'S PLOT IN THE CEMEMTERY, AND PLAQUES AT BATTERY POINT IN HENDERSON LAKE PARK. IN 1989 THE TWO REMAINING LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS MERGED, AND BY 2014 THERE WERE NO CHAPTERS OPERATING LOCALLY. THE CALGARY MUNICIPAL CHAPTER STILL RAISES FUNDS FOR A VARIETY OF CHARITABLE CAUSES THROUGH HOTDOG SALES AND A THRIFT STORE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19900051000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19890028005
Acquisition Date
1989-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
3 PCE DOILY SET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073231
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
3 PCE DOILY SET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
3
Description
3 PCE CREAM COLOURED COTTON RECTANGULAR DOILIES, TWO OF WHICH ARE LARGE (32.5 X 24.4), AND THE THIRD IS A SMALLER SIZE (28.3 X 15.1). SAME DESIGN ON ALL PIECES, WITH A GREY STITCHED TRIM AROUND THE OUTSIDE EDGE, AND BORDERING TWO GREY FLOWERS ON THE SURFACE. THERE IS A CUT-OUT PATTERN IN A CIRCULAR DESIGN, WITH A FLOWER AT EACH END. FABRIC HAS YELLOWED, AND EACH PIECE IS SLIGHTLY SOILED. STAINS.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS. *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
P19950073231
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000074021
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
98.5
Width
67.9
Description
FRAMED. FRAME IS LIGHT COLOURED WOOD WITH A CLEAR VARNISH ON IT. FRAME IS BEVELED. THERE IS A PANE OF CLEAR GLASS OVER POSTER. POSTER ITSELF FEATURES A LARGE COLOUR PHOTO OF A HOTEL WITH TREES, RIVER, AND MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING IT. BELOW PHOTO READS "BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES A CANADIAN PACIFIC HOTEL". A SHEET OF PARTICLE BOARD ON BACK OF FRAME IS HELD IN PLACE BY 8 PIECES OF METAL THAT EACH ROTATE ON A SCREW.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
ITEMS CAME FROM DONOR'S FATHER, JAMES EICHORN. JAMES WAS BORN TO FREDA AND JACOB EICHORN NOVEMBER 11, 1929 IN ESTUARY, SASKATCHEWAN. JAMES' FATHER JACOB WAS A C.P.R. SECTIONMAN/FOREMAN FOR JUST UNDER 50 YEARS. JAMES' BROTHERS BILL, ROBERT, AND SISTER ELSIE'S HUSBAND, WALTER BRUNNER (STILL A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE) ALL WORKED FOR THE RAILWAY IN ONE CAPACITY OR ANOTHER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AS DID DONOR'S MOTHER'S FAMILY AROUND THE MEDICINE HAT AREA (PROSKY FAMILY). JAMES STARTED HIS CAREER AS A SECTIONMAN IN IRVINE, ALBERTA IN 1945. HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1949 AND WORKED AS A TRAINMAN ON RUNS FROM MEDICINE HAT EAST TO MOOSE JAW, SASK. AND ALSO FROM MEDICINE HAT TO CALGARY. JAMES MARRIED MARION SUSAN PROSKY IN MEDICINE HAT ON JULY 26, 1952. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1962 AND JAMES CONTINUED HIS CAREER AS A TRAINMAN, SHORTLY THEREAFTER BEING PROMOTED TO CONDUCTOR, WHOM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE TRAIN AND RODE IN THE CABOOSE. DONOR REMEMBERS THAT FROM THIS POINT FORWARD HIS FATHER STARTED HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY ARTIFACTS AND ANTIQUES AS THE WORLD OF RAILWAY WAS QUICKLY EVOLVING FROM STEAM POWER TO DIESEL POWER AND ALL THAT WENT WITH THAT CHANGE. JAMES' RUNS AT THIS TIME WERE FROM LETHBRIDGE TO COUTTS . . .MEDICINE HAT. . . AND CARDSTON. IN THE LATTER YEARS HE WAS ON A WEEKLY RUN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO VAL MARIE AND SHAUNAVON, SASK. - THIS WAS A MONDAY TO FRIDAY JOB. JAMES ALSO HAD A SMALL MODEL RAILROAD COLLECTION IN HIS BASEMENT THAT WAS A GREAT HOBBY FOR HIM AND HE COMBINED THIS WITH HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY MATERIALS OF THE AREA. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS COLLECTION AND DISPLAYED IT PROUDLY AND LOVED TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH WHOMEVER WOULD LISTEN. JAMES' LIFE WAS TAKEN IN A TRAIN/TRUCK ACCIDENT AT THE STIRLING ALBERTA HIGHWAY CROSSING ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978, WHICH MADE HEADLINE NEWS IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MOST OF THE ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE COLLECTED AS THE RAILWAY EMERGED INTO THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL WORLD AND RAILWAY STATIONS WERE CLOSED AS WELL AS SMALL BRANCH LINES ELIMINATED AS THE NEED FOR WORKERS WAS BEING TAKEN AWAY. FRIENDS THAT FOUND OLD LANTERNS, ETC. DID CONTRIBUTE AS THEY KNEW JAMES WAS A COLLECTOR. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE FOUND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF THIS POSTER EDITION VIA WWW.SPORTSPOSTERWAREHOUSE.COM, WHERE REPRINTS WERE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: "THIS SPECTACULAR PRINT TAKES YOU HIGH ABOVE THE LEGENDARY BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL CIRCA 1947... PUBLISHED TO PROMOTE TRAVEL VIA CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAYS TO THE ALBERTA MOUNTAIN RESORT, IT FEATURES AN AERIAL SHOT OF THE HISTORIC DESTINATION, WITH THE GOLF COURSE, VALLEY, FORESTS, WATERS, HILLS, MOUNTAINS, AND GLACIERS ALL IN VIEW..."
Catalogue Number
P20000074021
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TABLE RUNNER WITH BOX
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073060
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TABLE RUNNER WITH BOX
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Length
85.7
Width
40.7
Description
WHITE COTTON TABLE RUNNER WITH BLUE SCALLOPED EMBROIDERED BORDER. BLUE GEOMETRICAL PATTERN WITH PINK, RED, ORANGE, GREEN, BROWN, AND YELLOW FLORAL PATTERN IN DOUBLE RING FORMATION IN CENTRE. CREASED FROM STORAGE IN BOX; YELLOWED SLIGHTLY. STICKER IN ONE CORNER READS "MADE IN CHINA". C/W 2-PIECE FLAT BOX WITH WHITE BASE AND GREEN TEXTURED LID. SHEET OF WHITE PAPER LINING IN BOX, STAMPED "MADE IN SWITZERLAND". CORNERS OF BOX SLIGHTLY WORN.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
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
P19950073060
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TABLE LINEN SET OF RUNNER AND NAPKINS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073230
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TABLE LINEN SET OF RUNNER AND NAPKINS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
5
Description
RUNNER: 82.0 X 84.3. NAPKIN: 25.9 X 25.9. SQUARE CREAM-COLORED COTTON TABLE RUNNER WITH 4 MATCHING CLOTH NAPKINS. ALL THE PIECES HAVE A BLACK STITCHED EDGE, BUT THE RUNNER ALSO HAS A CROCHETED YELLOW SCALLOPED TRIM AROUND THE OUTSIDE EDGE. IN ONE CORNER ON EACH OF THE NAPKINS IS A FLOWER PATTERN, AND THE RUNNER HAS THE FLOWER DESIGN IN EACH CORNER OF THE RUNNER. THE PIECES HAVE VARIOUS STAINS ON THE SURFACE, BUT ARE OVERALL IN GOOD CONDITION. INS ON THE TOP.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS. *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
P19950073230
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COMPLIMENTS OF SICK'S SIGN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20100013007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COMPLIMENTS OF SICK'S SIGN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1975
Materials
WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
30.3
Width
45.8
Description
SIGN, YELLOW/BROWN PAINT ON PLYWOOD. WRITING IN RED AND GREEN PAINT READS, “COMPLIMENTS OF SICKS’, HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE”. TWO GREEN SILHOUETTES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE “SICKS’”. HAND PAINTED. BACK OF SIGN HAS A MENU WRITTEN IN PERMANENT MARKER READS, “MILK, BUTTERMILK, TOMATO JUICE, APPLE JUICE 10¢, SOUP 25¢, PIE 20¢, CAKE 10¢, SANDWICHES 25¢. BACK OF SIGN IS UNFINISHED WOOD WITH VARNISH AROUND THE EDGES THAT WRAPS AROUND FROM THE FRONT.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
DONOR GÜNTER HORN CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE DONATED OBJECTS WHEN THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY SHUT DOWN IN 1990. AT THE TIME OF DONATION HORN SAID, “I WAS ONE OF TWO PEOPLE SELECTED BY MOLSON’S TO GET RID OF THE ASSETS, TO DEAL WITH CONTRACTORS AND COMMITTEES, YOU KNOW, DISPOSE OF THE ITEMS. THERE WAS A THIRD PERSON AND HE WAS LOCATED IN SASKATOON, ALSO WORKING FOR MOLSON’S. THAT WAS BASICALLY THE ROLE. I WAS, PRIOR TO THAT, I WAS A BREW MASTER, THE BREWING MANAGER. I WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE PLANT LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT THAT WAS AVAILABLE; SOME THAT WAS SENT TO OTHER MOLSON’S PLANTS LIKE CALGARY, EDMONTON, BARRIE, REGINA TO GET ENOUGH ITEMS. AND WHAT WAS NOT REQUIRED OR REQUESTED BY MOLSON’S BREWERIES, LIKE OTHER PLANTS, IT WAS MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO PROSPECTIVE BUYERS FOR TANKS AND SOME OF THE MACHINERY. THAT IS BASICALLY IT - THE TEAM OF CONTRACTORS WITH POTENTIAL BUYERS GO TO THE PLANT, SEE WHAT EQUIPMENT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN, OR ALSO WHAT WAS AVAILABLE, AND WE HAD, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A THIRD PERSON IN SASKATOON, PRICES THAT WERE SET FOR DIFFERENT ITEMS AND WE HAD TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT WAS TAKEN OUT AND ALSO THAT THEY ARE PAYING THE SAME QUANTITY FOR THE PRICE THAT WAS SET BY MOLSON’S. WE DIDN’T SET ANY - IT WAS NOT MY FUNCTION TO SET PRICES. THAT WAS MOST LIKELY IN GENERAL WITH THE MEN FROM OTHER PLANTS CLOSURES.” THIS SIGN WAS ORIGINALLY USED IN THE ‘SNAKE ROOM’ AT THE BREWERY. HORN SAID, “THE RECEPTION AREA OR “SNAKE ROOM” IT WAS CALLED WAS STILL THERE WHEN I CAME IN ‘74. WE HAD THE WALL IN THE “SNAKE ROOM” AND IT WAS COVERED WITH, IS IT A 1/3 KEG OR ¼ KEG? THE WHOLE WALL WAS COVERED WITH WOODEN BARRELS, HALF CUT. [THE FUNCTION OF THE SNAKE ROOM WAS] JUST TO HOST PARTIES. ANYBODY COULD BOOK THE “SNAKE ROOM” FOR THEIR FUNCTION. ANYONE, PEOPLE WHO NEEDED A MEETING AND KNEW THE BREWERY WOULD ALWAYS BE OPEN. IT WAS OPEN, NOT JUST TO CERTAIN GROUPS, TO DIFFERENT GROUPS. WE USED TO HAVE THE MASTER BREWERS DOWN THERE. LETHBRIDGE WAS PART OF THE MASTER BREWERS ASSOCIATION THAT MET IN LETHBRIDGE, MET IN CALGARY OR EDMONTON. THIS [SIGN] IS FROM THE SNAKE ROOM AND ON THE BACK [OF THE SIGN] THERE ARE SOME PRICES. [IT DATES FROM] BEFORE MY TIME. IT WAS DISPLAYED SOMEWHERE. MOST LIKELY IT WAS REMOVED PRIOR TO. AGAIN, IN THE OFFICE YOU HAD A ROOM WHERE THEY HAD SOME SUPPLIES AND THEY HAD SOME THINGS THAT WERE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE AND THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THEM. I DON’T THINK IT WAS THERE AT THE VERY END.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, AND CORRELATED THIS ARTIFACT'S ORIGINAL LOCATION (THE "SNAKE ROOM" AT THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY) WITH ARTIFACT P20120028003 AND THE ASSOCIATED INTERVIEW WITH DONOR LINDA LIPTAK, WHO WORKED THE BAR AND FOOD SERVICE THERE. SEE RECORD AND PERMANENT FILE P20120028003 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A TRANSCRIPT OF LIPTAK'S INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20100013007
Acquisition Date
2010-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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