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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
Images
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Other Name
DIORAMA (SONGBIRD) ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19662370000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DIORAMA (SONGBIRD) ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
53.3
Diameter
32.0
Description
GLASS BELL CASE OVER BLACK WOOD BASE. 10 STUFFED BIRDS & BKGRD OF DRIED FOLIAGE. BASE LOOSE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR CLAIMS VICTORIAN ERA OBJECT.
Catalogue Number
P19662370000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
DECORATIVE VASES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041230
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DECORATIVE VASES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
TIN, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.5
Diameter
5.2
Description
ONE PAIR OF BRASS VASES WITH CIRCULAR BASES AND NARROW CONICAL BODIES. EACH VASE HAS INLAID MOLDED DECORATIVE WORK OF GREEN, YELLOW, GREY AND RED AMONGS TBRASS MOLDINGS. PATTERNS ARE GENERALLY LEAFY ON BODY AND BASE. STAMPED INTO BOTTOM OF EACH VASE IS "H.K. MADE IN INDIA 116 C".
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
VASES BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS, ONE OF WHICH ACQUIRED THEM ON A TRIP TO INDIA. DONOR RELATES THAT THE PAIR OF VASES SAT ON TOP OF THE FAMILY PIANO. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “THEY WERE ALWAYS THERE ON TOP OF THE PIANO, BOTH OF THOSE… IN COALDALE, AND PROBABLY IN SLOCAN… I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING DAD PICKED UP SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE... I DON’T KNOW IF HE GOT THEM IN INDIA OR WHERE HE GOT THEM.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041230
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
Less detail
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
Images
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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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Other Name
SET, FOUR VALENTINES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19980063032
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, FOUR VALENTINES
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. 12.5CM (L) X 10.1CM (W). WHITE PAPER GREETING CARD, FOLDED AT TOP. COVER EMBOSSED WITH TWO CHERUBS FRAMED IN HEART, AND SEVERAL PETUNIAS; PINK, PURPLE, BLUE, AND GREEN. PRINTED INSIDE IN BLACK, WITH POEM ENTITLED "CAN YOU GUESS" HANDWRITTEN ON BACK, "MISS. ESTELLA CHALMERS FROM W.H.". 2. 14.6CM (W) X 14.7CM (L). SQUARE PAPER FOLDED INTO TWO-PLY CARD; SCALLOPED EDGES. PINK WITH BLACK LACE PRINTED ON COVER; FLORAL BOUQUET WITH SIGN READING "TO SOMEONE I LOVE ON VALENTINE'S DAY". INSIDE HAS POEM BEGINNING "A VALENTINE IS 'SPOSED TO GO...". UNSIGNED. 3. 13.2CM (L) X 9.5CM (W). WHITE CARD, SINGLE-SIDED. IMAGE OF LITTLE GIRL SEWING HEART PRINTED WITH "I LOVE YOU". CAT AT HER FEET; CARD READS AT BOTTOM "I'M PUTTIN' MY WHOLE 'ART IN THIS, MY VALENTINE!". CARD CUT IN SHAPE OF GIRL. 4. 12.6CM (L) X 8.1CM (W). WHITE CARD, SINGLE-SIDED. IMAGE OF LITTLE BOY WITH HOBO STICK AND STRAW HAT; FRYING PAN ON FIRE BELOW. PRINTED IN HEART IS "I'M JUST A VAGABOND LOVER!".
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
FOR HISTORY SEE P19950049001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING PARTS OF SEVERAL ITEMS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. LEVI MACDONALD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 6, 1977. HE WAS BORN IN WEST TILBURY TOWNSHIP, ESSEX COUNTY, ON ON JULY 30, 1889, THE SON OF HIRAM AND ALICE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) MACDONALD. IN 1914, LEVI MARRIED ESTELLA AGNES CHALMERS. IN 1918, THEY LIVED IN BURDETT AND THEN IN TABER IN 1921. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE ALBERTA FISH AND GAME ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, THE MOOSE LODGE, THE CANADIAN LEGION, AND THE ELKS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. ESTELLA AGNES MACDONALD (NEE CHALMERS) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ONTARIO. ESTELLA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MAY 11, 1981. LEA HIRAM MACDONALD WAS BORN IN LOWBANKS, ON ON MARCH 11, 1928 AND GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM IN TABER. HE MARRIED BEVERLY AYERS IN GREAT FALLS, MT ON MARCH 10, 1958. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2007. THE DONOR IS THE DAUGHTER OF MAURICE/MAURY DAHLQUIST AND MARY (NEE MACDONALD) DAHLQUIST, OF BELLEVUE, WA. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19950049 FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING FIFTEEN ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS AND THEIR USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19980063032
Acquisition Date
1990-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, LIGHT CARD
Catalogue Number
P19705637000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
GLASS, LIGHT CARD
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.4
Width
12.4
Description
"PEACOCK AND KITSON LTD. WHOLESALE TOBACCO CONFECTIONERY & SUNDRIES PHONE 2022-2034 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA". "THE TOBACCO AND CONFECTIONERY HOUSE OF THE SOUTH" AND WINTER SCENE AT TOP.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
FURNITURE
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY M.J. BENNETT. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND RECORDS FROM THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT WAS BORN IN 1881 IN WHITNEY, ENGLAND AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA IN 1910 WITH HIS WIFE, ALICE MAY BENNETT (NEE EDWARDS). THEY WERE LIVING IN MEDICINE HAT WHERE BENNETT WORKED AS A CARPENTER WHEN HE ENLISTED WITH THE 175TH BATTALION CEF ON JANUARY 26, 1916. BENNETT SURVIVED THE WAR AND HE AND ALICE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SHAUNESSEY AND LETHBRIDGE AND BENNETT WORKED AS A STREETCAR DRIVER, CARPENTER AND HOTEL OPERATOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB AND LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BENNETT DIED IN 1982. M.J. BENNETT'S GRANDSON, TREVOR BENNETT, PROVIDED SOME FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY IN 2002 (SEE P20020071009). SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672995000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A SNUFFBOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. DUHAMEL SPECULATED, “THIS [MIRROR] MUST HAVE BEEN IN GRANDMA’S BEDROOM. ALONG WITH ALL THE LITTLE SAYINGS AND FRAMES AND PICTURES THAT THE KIDS HAD GIVEN HER OVER THE YEARS. SHE KEPT THEM ON THIS ONE WALL.” THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” IN AN EMAIL EXCHANGE WITH PUNDYK IN NOVEMBER 2017, FRED WATMOUGH, A GRANDSON OF MICHAEL AND ALICE’S WROTE THAT THIS MIRROR “WAS IN [MY] GRANDPARENT’S BEDROOM IN SHAUGHNESSY, BUT [MY GRANDPARENTS’ PROBABLY GOT IT IN LETHBRIDGE BEFORE HE BUILT THE FIRST SHAUGHNESSY HOTEL AND MOVED THERE IN 1927.” ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL AND ALICE BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE. THEY PROVIDED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BENNETT FAMILY LIVES AND THE COLLECTION OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY M. J. BENNETT. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19705622000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19705637000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHINESE SCROLL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073062
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHINESE SCROLL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
93.2
Width
42.1
Description
PAPER SCROLL WITH RED UPPER SURFACE. VERTICAL ROWS OF CHINESE CHARACTERS, PRINTED IN BLACK INDIAN INK. PAPER IS DRY WITH CONSIDERABLE CREASES THROUGHOUT FROM PREVIOUS ROLLED STORAGE. TORN ALONG EDGES, WITH LARGE HORIZONTAL TEAR ALONG CENTRE OF RIGHT SIDE. SMALLER TEAR AT LEFT SIDE, WITH PIECES MISSING FROM TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNERS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
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
P19950073062
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
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Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073149
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
4
Length
78.2
Width
137.2
Description
1. PURPLE WOOL MANDARIN JACKET. BLACK SILK WIDE CUFFS AND TRIM AROUND NECKLINE SIDE CLOSURE, WITH FIVE FROG FASTENERS AND BLACK SILK WIDE TRIM AT BORDER. STRAIGHT SLEEVES AND SLIGHTLY FLARED BODICE. UNLINED; INNER RIGHT BREAST POCKET; HIP LENGTH. FAINT SIGNS OF INSECT DAMAGE WHERE TOP LAYER OF WOOL 2.TROUSERS. 110.5CM L X 66CM W. TRADITIONAL WIDE LEG SILK PANTS. BURGUNDY WITH FLORAL-LEAF PATTERN WOVEN IN. BLACK GEOMETRIC APPLIQUED DESIGN NEAR BOTTOM, WITH WIDE BLACK SILK BAND AT BOTTOM OF LEGS. TRIMMED WITH THIN BLUE AND WHITE HORIZONTAL BANDS. LIGHT BLUE GLAZED COTTON WAISTBAND, WITH PALE BLUE SILK LINING. 3.SKIRT/APRON. 95.3CM L X 170CM W. TRADITIONAL CHINESE SILK WRAP-AROUND SKIRT. WHITE WITH FINE FLORAL PATTERN WOVEN IN. TRIMMED WITH BLACK SILK BORDER, EMBROIDERED WITH BLUE FLORAL PATTERN. BLUE FLOWERS ALSO EMBROIDERED ON WHITE PORTION OF SKIRT. HEAVILY PLEATED WITH FINE PLEATS, EXCEPT TWO PANELS ON SKIRT WHICH HAVE FINELY EMBROIDERED BUTTERFLY PATTERN IN SHADES OF BLUE, PINK, ORANGE, AND GREEN. FUCHSIA SILK LINING. WIDE PALE BLUE COTTON WAISTBAND WITH REMNANTS OF CRIMSON TIES AT ENDS, WHICH HAVE BEEN TORN OFF. HANDMADE. 4. SCARF. 49.2CM X 49.2CM. ROYAL BLUE COTTON SCARF WITH CIRCLE DESIGN WOVEN INTO FABRIC. BUTTON HOLE IN ONE CORNER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
PIECES OF TWO TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFITS BELONGING TO THE ING FAMILY (ONE MAN'S, ONE WOMAN'S). *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
P19950073149
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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