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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
Images
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970107029
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Length
19.6
Width
3.3
Description
BROWN WOODEN HARMONICA WITH A STAINLESS STEEL PLATE ON THE TOP MARKED "HOHNER'S BEST HAMMERED REEDS", AND ON THE BOTTOM "M. HOHNER TRADEMARK MADE IN GERMANY PARIS 1900 CHICAGO 1893". ENDS HAVE A DESIGN CARVED INTO THE END AND ARE FILLED WITH GOLD COLOURED PAINT. STEEL PLATES HAVE VENTS ON BOTH ENDS, AND ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PIECE. SURFACE, ESPECIALLY CORNERS ARE WORN AND CRACKED, AND STEEL PLATES ARE BENT.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR AB CHERVINSKI, THIS HARMONICA BELONGED TO MR. PATEY, WHO OWNED 'PATEY'S SIGNS' IN LETHBRIDGE DURING THE 1920'S AND 30'S. DONOR RECEIVED ITEM FROM PATEY'S GRANDSON. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT JACK PATEY, THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS HARMONICA, WAS FOUND IN LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1934, 1950, 1978, AND 1986. ARTHUR JOHN SAMUEL 'JACK' PATEY WAS BORN IN WORCHESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND IN 1904, AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF EIGHT. PATEY WAS A MUSICIAN AND SIGN PAINTER. HE OPERATED THE ART SIGN COMPANY IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1931 TO 1978, WHEN THE BUSINESS WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS SON, JACK JR. PATEY PLAYED IN AND LEAD MANY SOUTHERN ALBERTA BANDS FOR OVER 60 YEARS, INCLUDING THE KING'S KANADIANS, JACK PATEY TRIO, THREE HITS AND A MISS, THE SATELLITES, PLINK, PLUNK AND THE PROFESSOR, AND THE OLD GUYS. HE PLAYED PIANO, ORGAN, AND TRUMPET. JACK PATEY DIED ON FEBRUARY 18, 1986. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT PATEY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19970107029
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WIND HARP
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651483000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WIND HARP
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.7
Length
73.0
Width
15.0
Description
CONSISTS OF 8 STEEL STRINGS ATTACHED TO STEEL PEGS, EACH TUNED TO DIFFERENT NOTE, NOT AN OCTAVE. HANDMADE. POSSIBLY AFRICAN DERIVATION. SCRATCHED INTO CROWBAR ABOVE STRINGS. "C D E F G B A G".
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR PROBABLY MADE INSTRUMENT BASED ON AN INSTRUMENT SEEN IN SOUTH AFRICA WHILE HE WAS SERVING DURING THE BOER WAR. INSTRUMENT IS PLAYED WITH THE FINGERS WHILE BEING SWUNG AND IS KNOWN AT LEAST COLLOQUIALLY AS A WIND HARP. *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, AND BRIEFLY MENTIONED HIS GRANDFATHER'S AFFINITY FOR MUSIC (SEE P20060032017), BUT SAID HE HAD NO RECOLLECTION OF HIS GRANDFATHER PLAYING ANY INSTRUMENT. 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. 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.” “THE WIND HARP WAS ON THE NORTH WALL OF THE DINING ROOM BESIDE THE TELEPHONE. AND IT’S A LONG INSTRUMENT ABOUT – TWO AND A HALF FEET, TWENTY-FOUR INCHES/THIRTY INCHES LONG? AUNT AGNES SAID THAT IT USED TO HAVE A WOODEN FRONT.” 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
P19651483000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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