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Other Name
CIGAR SILKS HANGING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P20040012000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CIGAR SILKS HANGING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
50.0
Width
48.5
Description
SQUARE. MADE UP OF CIGAR SILKS AND RIBBONS STITCHED TOGETHER. CENTER ROW IS MADE UP OF 11 VERTICAL SILK RIBBONS FROM VARIOUS LOCAL SPORTING AND COMMUNITY EVENTS. CENTER RIBBON IS WHITE WITH BLACK PRINT AND READS "COMMITTE". HANGING IS CONSTRUCTED AS FOLLOWS, WORKING OUTWARDS FROM CENTRE ROW, TOWARDS BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM: 1. WHITE RIBBON PLACED HORIZONTALLY THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAF FOOTBALL CLUB". 2. ROW OF VERTICAL CIGAR SILKS FROM DIFFERENT PLACES. 3. YELLOW CIGAR SILK PLACED HORIZONTALLY THAT READS "LA FORTUNA REINA VICTORIA". 4. ANOTHER ROW OF VERTICAL CIGAR SILKS. 5. YELLOW CIGAR SILK PLACED HORIZONTALLY THAT READS "THE JAP EL BUEN FLOR GUSTO FINA". ALONG RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES OF HANGING IS ANOTHER YELLOW CIGAR SILK THAT READS "LA FORTUNA REINA VICTORIA GOULET BROS MNFRS". *NOTE* HANGING IS SEWN TO SUPPORT BOARD FOR CONSERVATIONAL PURPOSES.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ORIGINALLY HELD BY THE ARCHIVES, THE HANGING WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE CULTURAL COLLECTION "MANY, MANY YEARS AGO", ACCORDING TO ARCHIVIST. DURING 2004 RELOCATION OF CULTURAL COLLECTION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HANGING HAD NO CATALOGUE NUMBER AND NO RECORD IN EITHER OPERATIONS' DATABASE. IT IS PRESUMED IT WAS NEVER FORMALLY ACCESSIONED BY MUSEUM BEFORE THIS. HANGING WAS USED ON THE COVER OF MUSEUM 3-FOLD BROCHURE DURING THE 1980S. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0269” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT.
Catalogue Number
P20040012000
Acquisition Date
2004-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19810089000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
85.0
Width
39.5
Description
MIRRORED GLASS WITH WOOD FRAME. BLACK COLOUR WITH RED LETTERS: "BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS".
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
PURCHASED BY THE CLUB FROM STOKES DRUG STORE FOR A 75 ANNIVERSARY GRANT FOR A MUSEUM DISPLAY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STOKES DRUG STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ERNEST BALL STOKES' LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND AN EDITORIAL WRITTEN BY HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, FRANCES STOKES SCHIPPER, PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD'S AUGUST 15, 2008 ISSUE. STOKES DRUG CO. LTD, WAS FOUNDED BY PHARMACIST ERNEST BALL STOKES IN 1918, AND WAS LOCATED IN THE OLIVER BLOCK ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. ERNEST PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 10, 1947, AND THE BUSINESS WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS SON, JACK, WHO WAS ALSO TRAINED AS A PHARMACIST. THE STORE CLOSED UPON JACK STOKES' RETIREMENT IN 1981. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF E.B. STOKE'S OBITUARY AND THE EDITORIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19810089000
Acquisition Date
1981-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WYETH'S PHARMACEUTICALS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19810090000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WYETH'S PHARMACEUTICALS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
135.0
Width
39.5
Description
MIRRORED GLASS WITH WOOD FRAME, BLACK COLOUR & RED LETTERS: "WE DISPENSE WYETH' PHARMACEUTICALS".
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
PURCHASED BY CLUB FROM STOKES DRUG STORE FOR A 75TH ANNIVERSARY GRANT GENERATED MUSEUM DISPLAY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STOKES DRUG STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ERNEST BALL STOKES' LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND AN EDITORIAL WRITTEN BY HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, FRANCES STOKES SCHIPPER, PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD'S AUGUST 15, 2008 ISSUE. STOKES DRUG CO. LTD, WAS FOUNDED BY PHARMACIST ERNEST BALL STOKES IN 1918, AND WAS LOCATED IN THE OLIVER BLOCK ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. ERNEST PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 10, 1947, AND THE BUSINESS WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS SON, JACK, WHO WAS ALSO TRAINED AS A PHARMACIST. THE STORE CLOSED UPON JACK STOKES' RETIREMENT IN 1981. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF E.B. STOKE'S OBITUARY AND THE EDITORIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19810090000
Acquisition Date
1981-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PORTRAIT
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930072001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PORTRAIT
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1940
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
77.1
Width
64.2
Description
OFFICIAL STUDIO SITTING OF KING GEORGE V IS A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF HIM FACING THE CAMERA. WEARING A UNIFORM WITH A MALTESE CROSS TWO STRAND CHAIN AROUND HIS NECK. HE HAS A BEARD AND MUSTACHE. PICTURE SHOWS THE WAIST UP WITH A SOLID BLACK BACKGROUND. HAS BRAIDED TRIM ON SHOULDERS AND ELSEWHERE, HAS A HIGH COLLAR. PHOTO LAYS ON A CREAM COLOURED TEXTURED MAT WHICH ALSO LAYS ON A SLIGHTLY MORE BEIGE MAT WITH LESS DEFINED TEXTURE. FRAME IS WOOD WITH A GILTED INNER LIP AND BLACK OUTER FRAME. FACE OF BLACK FRAME IS SLOPED AND CONCAVE, WITH THE OUTSIDE HAVING A CONCAVE CURVE IN THE MIDDLE WHICH RUNS ALONG THE ENTIRE PERIMETER OF THE PICTURE. BACK IS COVERED WITH BROWN CARDBOARD WHICH HAS HORIZONTAL LINES. APPROXIMATELY ONE-THIRD OF THE WAY DOWN HAS TWO ROUND HOOKS SCREWED INTO EITHER SIDE OF THE FRAME. THESE HAVE A BRASS CORD TWISTED INTO PLACE ON EACH OF THESE TO ACT AS A HANGER. THE BRASS STRING HAS WHITE STRING WRAPPED AROUND IT. CARDBOARD HAS SMALL HOLES AND RIPS. PAINT IS CHIPPED AND FLAKED; SOME WATER MARKS ON PHOTO.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
PHOTOS HUNG IN THE OLD EATON'S STORE IN LETHBRIDGE. WERE SALVAGED FROM THE DUMP WHEN EATON'S MOVED TO THE PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19930072001
Acquisition Date
1993-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER PLATE
Catalogue Number
P20100027001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SILVER PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.8
Length
29.0
Width
14.8
Description
BREAD TRAY, SILVER PLATED. OBLONG-SHAPED, WITH DEPRESSION IN CENTRE, OUTER RIM CURVES UPWARD. TOPSIDE CENTRE OF TRAY MARKED, “CPR” IN WORN CURSIVE, UNDERSIDE OF TRAY MARKED, “23512… ELKINGTON PLATE… A.T. WILEY AND CO LD, MONTREAL.” TRAY IS TARNISHED THROUGHOUT, ESPECIALLY ALONG EDGES, BUT NOT ON BOTTOM. TRAY DISPLAYS INTERMITTENT SCRATCHES.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO FRED GREEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC (CP), THE BREAD TRAY WAS DONATED TO THE GALT IN ORDER TO CELEBRATE THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DRIVING OF THE LAST SPIKE. THE ANNIVERSARY OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2010 AND COMMEMORATED THE "COMPLETION OF CANADA'S FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD AND A NEW CHAPTER IN [CANADA'S] HISTORY." THE BREAD TRAY WAS USED FOR TABLE SERVICE OF BREAD AND CRACKERS. IT IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STYLE OF SILVERWARE COMMONLY USED ON THE CANADIAN PACIFIC DINING CARS AS EARLY AS 1910. ACCORDING TO THE "A" STAMP ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TRAY, IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN 1912 (SEE HTTP://WWW.SILVERCOLLECTION.IT/ELKINGTON.HTML). ACCORDING TO GREEN, THE BREAD TRAY WAS PART OF A "LEGACY GIFT... OF SEVERAL UNIQUE ARTIFACTS FROM [THE CP] ARCHIVES. THIS GIFT IS INTENDED TO CELEBRATE [CANADA'S] CONNECTED HISTORIES AND TO HONOUR [THE GALT'S] VITAL ROLE IN CELEBRATING CANADA'S DIVERSE HISTORY AND CULTURE." THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES WAS JUST ONE OF THE MANY MUSEUM'S ACROSS CANADA TO RECEIVE LEGACY GIFTS FROM THE CP. ACCORDING TO BREANNE FEIGEL, WHO PHYSICALLY TRANSFERRED THE GIFT FROM THE CP TO THE GALT, THE PUBLIC DIDN'T GET MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE THE CP ARTIFACTS WHEN THEY WERE IN THE CP ARCHIVES. ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE GIFT PROGRAM WAS TO MAKE THE ARTIFACTS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE OF OTHER MUSEUMS. THE TRANSFER OF THE ARTIFACTS OCCURRED ON AUGUST 2, 2010, WHEN SUSAN BURROWS-JOHNSON (CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GALT), CHRIS EPPLETT (PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE GALT) AND NICOLE HEMBROFF (COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT OF THE GALT) TOOK A RIDE ON THE CP'S 2816 EMPRESS STEAM TRAIN. THE TRAIN RIDE SERVED THREE FUNCTIONS; FIRST, TO COMMEMORATE THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAST SPIKE, SECOND, TO DONATE PROCEEDS OF THE TICKET SALES TO THE "CHILDREN'S WISH FOUNDATION," AND THIRD, TO TRANSFER THE LEGACY GIFT FROM THE CP TO THE GALT MUSEUM. ACCORDING TO HEMBROFF, WHO PHOTOGRAPHICALLY DOCUMENTED THE EXCURSION, THE TRAIN TRAVELLED FROM TABER, AB TO KIPP, AB. "WHEN IT WAS TIME TO BOARD THE TRAIN (AROUND 12:45 PM) A CPR WORKER ACTUALLY ASKED FOR 'TICKETS PLEASE...' - IT MADE THE TRIP SEEM MORE AUTHENTIC. THE RIDE ITSELF WAS A LOT OF FUN. IT WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING TO GET A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE LANDSCAPE FROM THE TRAIN... THE WEATHER WAS GORGEOUS AND THE RIVER BOTTOM LOOKED SPECTACULAR... THE INTERIOR OF THE TRAIN WAS SIMILAR TO AN AIRPLANT. THE SEATS COULD LEAN BACK AND THEY HAD PULL DOWN TRAYS SO PEOPLE COULD EAT OR DO OTHER ACTIVITIES TO KEEP THEMSELVES ENTERTAINED. THE WALLS WERE CARPETED AND THERE WERE SMALL PRINTS OF TRAIN RELATED ART HANGING UP. THERE WERE ALSO LUGGAGE RACKS ALONG THE ROOF OF THE TRAIN. WE COULDN'T MOVE BETWEEN CARS BECAUSE THE MUSEUM CAR WAS RIGHT BEHIND US... THE MUSEUM CAR WAS AN EXCELLENT IDEA. AS YOU WALKED THROUGH IT (WE HAD A CHANCE TO GO THROUGH IT WHEN THE TRAIN ARRIVED IN KIPP) YOU PASSED BY A TIMELINE OF THE CPR'S HISTORY. ALONG THE WAY, THERE WERE CASES WITH ARTIFACTS, LIKE PLATES OR RAILWAY SPIKES ETC. I THOUGHT IT WAS AN EFFECTIVE AND RELEVANT WAY OF DISPLAYING THE MATERIAL AND COMMUNICATING INFORMATION TO THE PASSENGERS. THE LAST RAILWAY SPIKE WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING AS IT HAD BEEN 'CANNIBALIZED' TO MAKE JEWELRY... AFTER THE TRAIN RIDE WAS OVER, BREANNE FEIGEL (MANAGER, MEDIA RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR CP) PRESENTED THE GALT REPRESENTATIVES WITH A GIFT OF ASSORTED TABLEWARE AND FLATWARE ITEMS FROM THE CP ARCHIVES." SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20100027001
Acquisition Date
2010-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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