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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990035133
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
8.6
Width
4.6
Description
RECTANGULAR. THE FRONT OF THE TAG IS YELLOW AND OFF-WHITE, WITH GOLD AND RED ON TWO SIDES. THERE ARE ALSO THREE CANDY CANES HOLDING FOUR WREATHS ON THE FRONT OF THE TAG. ABOVE THIS IS THE WORD "GREETINGS" IN BLACK. WRITTEN IN THE OFF-WHITE AREA IN BLUE PEN IS "MOTHER". STUCK TO THE BOTTOM, RIGHT HAND CORNER IS A STICKER OF A RED, GREEN, YELLOW, AND GOLD POINSETTIA. ON THE BACK OF THE TAG WRITTEN IN BLUE PEN IS "WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SHEILA". THERE IS A ROUND HOLE THROUGH ONE SIDE OF THE TAG.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
CAME IN HANDKERCHIEF BOX P19990035124-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035133
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ARTIST’S SCRAPBOOK, URSENBACH
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WATERCOLOUR
Catalogue Number
P20130022000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARTIST’S SCRAPBOOK, URSENBACH
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1975
Materials
PAPER, WATERCOLOUR
No. Pieces
251
Height
64.5
Length
47.5
Width
5.25
Description
HARDCOVER BOOK, BOUND IN GREEN VINYL WITH EMBOSSED TEXT IN GOLD ON THE COVER THAT READS “SCRAP BOOK”. BOOK HAS 122 NEWSPRINT PAGES, INTO WHICH 250 INDIVIDUAL PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS/DOCUMENTS ARE PASTED WITH GLUE. VINYL COVERING IS WORN AT EDGES AND HAS A SMUDGE OF WHITE PAINT UNDER THE COVER LETTERING. BOOK’S SPINE IS WORN AND NEWSPRINT IS YELLOWED. SOME PAGES ARE LOOSE, BENT, AND TORN. THE GLUE HOLDING SOME COMPONENTS IN PLACE IS DRY, CAUSING EDGES TO LIFT AND LET GO. OVERALL CONDITION OF BOOK AND CONTAINED COMPONENTS IS FAIR. THE FOLLOWING LIST DESCRIBES MEDIA, DIMENSIONS, CONTENT, PRESENCE OF ARTIST’S SIGNATURE, DATE, AND NOTES WRITTEN BY URSENBACH (IN QUOTATION MARKS) PERTAINING TO EACH OF THE 250 COMPONENTS GLUED INTO THE BOOK. P20130022000.1-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 22.7 X 15 - LANDSCAPE(SWANS/LILY PADS), UNSIGNED, 1907 - "PROBABLY A COPY" P20130022000.2-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 21.5 X 15 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN WATER BODY IN MOONLIGHT), UNSIGNED, 1906 - "MY EARLIEST PAINTING - 1906 ORIGINAL" P20130022000.3-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 22.8 X 15.7 - LANDSCAPE (BRIDGE IN MOUNTAINS), UNSIGNED, 1910-11 - "KNIGHT ACADEMY- 1910-11 EXERCISE" P20130022000.4-GA - DRAWING/ PEN & INK - 25.6 X 17.5 - LANDSCAPE (COW STANDING IN POND), "JESSIE REDD", 1911 - "FREE HAND ORIGINAL 1913" P20130022000.5-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30.7 X 13.4 - FLOWER STUDY (SUNFLOWERS), "JESSIE", 1913 - "TRACED & FILLED IN WITH INDIA INK - 1911" P20130022000.6-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 50.9 X 23.3 - LANDSCAPE (FOREST CAMPSITE IN MOONLIGHT), "JESSIE", 1915-1916 – "I TAUGHT IN GLENWOOD FOR THE PLEASURE OF THE EDWARD LEAVITT FAMILY AND MY OWN ENJOYMENT. I PAINTED MANY THINGS. THIS IS ALL THAT I HAVE OF THAT WINTER'S WORK. SISTER NELLIE LEAVITT WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION TO ME & URGED ME TO PAINT OFTEN WHEN I WOULD NOT HAVE DONE SO. THESE WERE MOSTLY COPIES WITH A FEW ATTEMPTS AT ORIGINALITY. SHE OFTEN DID MY WASHING & IRONING FOR ME EXPLAINING THAT PERHAPS I WOULD PAINT A NICE PICTURE IN THE TIME I WOULD HAVE TAKEN TO DO THAT & THEN THE WHOLE FAMILY COULD WATCH. SHE WAS ONE OF THOSE RARE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN MAKE PEOPLE DO THINGS WITHOUT THEM REALIZING SHE WAS DOING IT. SHE WAS A GREAT FRIEND TO ME & I LOVED HER DEARLY & CHERISH HER MEMORY." P20130022000.7-GA - DRAWING, PEN AND INK - 48.7 X 35.7 - LANDSCAPE, "CASTLE OF CHILLON", "K.A.", 1911-12 – “DONE IN PEN & INK @ THE KNIGHT ACADEMY UNDER DIRECTION OF O. S. URSENBACH, OCTAVE'S GREAT GRANDFATHER. 1911-12. MY HUSBAND'S GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS IMPRISONED IN THIS CASTLE FOR PREACHING THE GOSPEL AND DIED FROM THE AFFECTS OF HIS ORDEAL." P20130022000.8-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 34.3 X 24 - ARCHITECTURAL STUDY (CAPITAL OF A CORINTHIAN PILLAR), UNSIGNED, 1917 - "THE SUMMER OF 1917 I ATTENDED UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA SUMMER SCHOOL. THE ARTS DEPT. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MESSERS. FAUX OF BERLIN, PARIS - MR. MANNING OF LONDON, ENGLAND, MR. LEO PEARSON AND MR. GOODRICH OF BOSTON" P20130022000.9-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 14.5 X 21.0 - FIGURE SKETCH, "TEMPERAMENTAL MR. GOODRICH", UNSIGNED, N.D. - "MR. GOODRICH - HE NEVER AGAIN STOOD STILL LONG ENOUGH FOR ME TO FINISH." P20130022000.10-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 28.3 X 19.6 - LANDSCAPE (COW STANDING IN POND), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.11-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 31.7 X 22.8 - STILL LIFE (PANSIES), "R", 1917 - "COPY - U OF A" P20130022000.12-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 22.6 X 17.4 - LANDSCAPE (COUNTRY LANE WITH GATE), "J.R. URSENBACH", 1921 - "DONE UNDER MISS KIRK 1920" P20130022000.13-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 20.2 X 27.9 - TREE STUDY (#1), "JESSIE REDD", 1917 - "ORIGINAL - U OF A JESSIE REDD JULY 1917" P20130022000.14-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 19.8 X 28 - TREE STUDY (#2), "JESSIE REDD", 1917 - "ORIGINAL - U OF A JESSIE REDD JULY 1917" P20130022000.15-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 27.2 X 19.5 - LANDSCAPE, "VENICE - COPY", UNSIGNED, 1920 - "UNDER MISS KIRK VENICE - COPY 1920" P20130022000.16-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 26 X 17.8 - LANDSCAPE (AUTUMN TREE & POND SCENE), UNSIGNED, 1920 - "ORIGINAL UNDER MISS KIRK 1920" P20130022000.17-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 22.5 X 15.7 - LANDSCAPE (COUNTRYSIDE WITH WINDMILL - COPY), UNSIGNED, 1920 - "COPY UNDER MISS KIRK 1920" P20130022000.18-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 13.2 X 22.2 - LANDSCAPE (COUNTRY LANE WITH FENCE), UNSIGNED, 1920 - "ORIGINAL UNDER MISS KIRK 1920" P20130022000.19-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 27.2 X 20.6 - LANDSCAPE (BLEAK COUNTRYSIDE WITH WINDMILLS - COPY), "JESSIE URSENBACH”, 1920 - "COPY UNDER MISS KIRK 1920" P20130022000.20-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 26.5 X 19.7 - LANDSCAPE, "BANFF BOW FALLS", UNSIGNED, 1937 - "BANFF BOW FALLS 1937" P20130022000.21-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 27.4 X 21.5 - LANDSCAPE (TREES & SHORELINE), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.22-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 26.4 X 17.9 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN LAKE), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.23-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 26.6 X 16 - LANDSCAPE (RAIL CARS IN MOUNTAIN TOWN), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.24-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30 X 24.6 - LANDSCAPE (TRAIN CARS ON SIDING IN MOUNTAINS), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.25-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 27.4 X 21.1 - LANDSCAPE (ROCKY OUTCROP ON WATERS EDGE), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.26-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 40.1 X 30.1 (MATTED) - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN ROAD), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 - "3 ‘THREE SISTERS’ LEAVING BANFF 1937" P20130022000.27-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 31 X 26 - LANDSCAPE (RIVER THROUGH MOUNTAIN PASS), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 - "CASTLE MTN - NOW MT EISENHOWER BANFF 1937" P20130022000.28-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 26.8 X 36.9 - STILL LIFE (FLOWERS), "V. R. SNOW", N.D. - "AUNT VILO O. SNOW WITH WHOM I SPENT MANY HAPPY HOURS PAINTING AND FROM WHOM I REC'D MUCH HELP AND INSPIRATION. SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1943. FEB 21" P20130022000.29-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 57.2 X 39.6 - LANDSCAPE ('ALBERTA TEMPLE' CARDSTON, AB), UNSIGNED (ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK CROSS) N.D. - "MR. FREDERICK CROSS RAA, GIVEN TO ME BY HIS MANAGER AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1937. MR. CROSS MARRIED A NIECE OF WINSTON CHURCHILL AND GAVE ME MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT. HE SENT MY FIRST PAINTING TO BE HUNG IN EASTERN CANADA - AND GAVE ME TREMENDOUS HELP. A FINE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN AND A GREAT ARTIST." P20130022000.30-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 24.2 - LANDSCAPE (HAMLET ALONG THE RIVER AT NIGHT), "JESSIE URSENBACH", 1924 [NO NOTES] P20130022000.31-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 35.7 X 25 - STILL LIFE (APPLES IN PAPER BAG), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1938 - "OCTAVE SAID I COULDN'T PAINT A PAPER BAG - HE WAS OPERATED ON THE NEXT MORNING AFTER I PAINTED THIS. I RECALL THAT HE WASN'T WELL AND LAY BEFORE THE FIRE AT 1259 - 6 AVE. A. SO. ON THE FLOOR WHILE I PAINTED THIS ABOUT 1938" P20130022000.32-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 37 X 26.4 - STILL LIFE (ROSES IN GLASS VASE), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1940 - "MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP. MR. EDMUNDSON OFTEN GAVE ME FLOWERS TOO OLD TO SELL BUT TOO GOOD TO THROW AWAY. THESE WERE SOME OF THEM ABOUT 1940.” P20130022000.33-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 43.5 X 24 - LANDSCAPE (VILLAGE ALONG RIVER), "JESSIE URSENBACH", 1943 [NO NOTES] P20130022000.34-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 37.5 X 56 - STILL LIFE (GLADIOLAS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1940 - "MY FIRST TRY AT GLADIOLI. THESE WERE GIVEN TO ME BY AMELIA JOHANSEN WHILE I WAS ILL. I PAINTED THEM WHILE LYING IN BED. 1940.” P20130022000.35-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 41.3 X 55.5 - STILL LIFE, "FIRST TRY AT PEONIES", "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", N.D. - "MY FIRST TRY AT PEONIES. A BOUQUET FROM OUR STAKE CONFERENCE IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE OLD 7TH AVE CHURCH. THEY CAME FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM. I GAVE THIS PAINTING TO SISTER MAYDELL PALMER (WHO BROT THEM TO THE CHURCH). THEY HUNG IN HER HOME UNTIL 1963 WHEN I MADE AN EXCHANGE, AND GAVE HER A LATER PAINTING FOR THEM. WAYNE WANTED THESE SO BADLY. I DID NOT KNOW UNTIL AFTER I HAD PARTED WITH THEM. I FEEL HE HAS A BETTER ONE WHICH I DID FOR HIM LATER HOPING TO ATONE FOR HIS DISAPPOINTMENT. THESE ARE YOURS, WAYNE, IF YOU STILL WANT THEM.” P20130022000.36-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 38.7 X 20.2 - FIGURE STUDY (BOY ON BED WITH BOOK), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.37-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 37 X 26.5 - LANDSCAPE (DAM SPILLWAY IN MOUNTAINS), "J. URSENBACH", N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.38-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 39 X 28.5 - LANDSCAPE (LAKE UNDER MOUNTAIN PEAK), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.39-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 39 X 35.6 - LANDSCAPE (J. URSENBACH SITTING ALONG RIVER IN BANFF), "L. REDD", 1937 – “"ME (JESSIE URSENBACH) PAINTED BY LURA - 1937 BANFF, THE DAY MR. LEIGHTON FOUND ME." P20130022000.40-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 39.5 X 35.7 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN PEAK), "L. REDD", 1937 - "BANFF 1937-LURA" P20130022000.41-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 27.5 X 38.8 - LANDSCAPE (RIVER UNDER MOUNTAIN PEAK), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.42-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 26.4 X 18.6 - LANDSCAPE, (LAKESIDE) "J URSENBACH", 1943 - "BOW LAKE 1943" P20130022000.43-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 25.8 X 18.7 - LANDSCAPE, "BOW FALLS", "J URSENBACH", 1943 - "THIS PAINTING TOURED THE CONTINENT WITH A DISPLAY FROM BANFF SCHOOL 1937-38. OCTAVE WANTED A PAINTING OF BOW FALLS. THIS WAS ON TOUR FOR 1 YEAR BEFORE HE SAW IT.” P20130022000.44-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 28.7 X 38.8 - LANDSCAPE (PANSIES & WATERFALL), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.45-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 38.8 X 44.2 - ABSTRACT (MALE FACIAL BUST IN PROFILE), UNSIGNED, 1928 - "EDMONTON U OF A 1928" P20130022000.46-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 21.4 X 22 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (YOUNG GIRL WITH PONYTAIL), UNSIGNED, 1943 - "MARILYN APR 7/43" P20130022000.47-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 10.5 X 21.3 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (BOY), UNSIGNED, 1943 - "WAYNE 1943" P20130022000.48-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 14 X 27.2 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (BOY ON BENCH IN PROFILE), UNSIGNED, 1943 - "WAYNE 1943" P20130022000.49-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 40 X 29 - STILL LIFE (BOUQUET), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1942 - "WEDDING BOUQUET OF OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR - GATES 1942 ABOUT" P20130022000.50-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 38.2 X 27.5 - STILL LIFE (LOOSE TALISMAN ROSES WITH CARD), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH A.A.S.A.", 1943 - "SILVER WEDDING, FEB 21, 1943. CARD FROM VERENA, ATTENDING BYU - TALISMAN ROSES" P20130022000.51-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 26.2 X 34.6 - STILL LIFE (LILACS IN WATER PITCHER), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1940 - "SKETCH CLUB ABOUT 1940" P20130022000.52-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 18.5 X 27.9 - FLOWER STUDY, UNSIGNED, 1950 - "MEXICO 1950" P20130022000.53-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 19.9 X 15.3 - STILL LIFE (SILVER TEA POT), "JESSIE REDD", 1940 - "SKETCH CLUB 1940" P20130022000.54-GA - CARD, GREETING - 15.5 X 14 - LANDSCAPE ENGRAVING ON CARD (WINDMILL), "A. C. LEIGHTON", 1939 - WITH BEST WISHES FOR 1939…MR AND MRS A.C. LEIGHTON P20130022000.55-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 29 X 39.5 - STILL LIFE (POTTED FLOWERS WITH CARD), UNSIGNED, 1939 - "OCTAVE IN HOSPITAL 1939" P20130022000.56-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 9.5 X 9.2 (IRREGULAR) - PORTRAIT (WOMAN), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "ELLICE LE BARON SKETCH CLUB" P20130022000.57-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 8.5 X 11.7 (IRREGULAR) - PORTRAIT (MAN), UNSIGNED, 1939 - "OCTAVE" P20130022000.58-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 9.9 X 12.1 (IRREGULAR) - PORTRAIT (WOMAN WITH HAIR BUN IN PROFILE), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.59-GA - CARD, GREETING – 10.5 X 14.5 (IRREGULAR) - COMMERCIAL CARD REMNANT (CHRISTMAS-THEMED WINDOW) [NO NOTES] P20130022000.60-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.7 X 23.4 - LANDSCAPE (HOUSE AND TREE), UNSIGNED, N.D - "WAYNE HAD HIS TONSILS OUT. I PAINTED THIS WHILE SITTING WITH HIM AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL - ACROSS THE STREET.” P20130022000.61-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 21.4 X 29.3 - FIGURE STUDY (GIRL FROM BEHIND), UNSIGNED, 1936 - “VERENA” P20130022000.62-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 16.2 X 22 - PORTRAIT (GIRL), "ANNA MCKENZIE", 1936 - "MARILYN BY ANNE MCKENZIE 1936" P20130022000.63-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 17.2 X 24.6 - PORTRAIT (JESSIE URSENBACH), "DORA TREW", 1936 – “ME” P20130022000.64-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 16.7 X 19 - PORTRAIT (MAN), "DORA TREW", 1936 - "OCTAVE PAINTED BY DORA TREW 1936" P20130022000.65-GA - DRAWING, CHARCOAL – 20.5 X 27.0 - PORTRAIT (GIRL), "DORA TREW", 1943 - "CARMEN BY DORA TREW 1943" P20130022000.66-GA - DRAWING, CHARCOAL – 27.4 X 33.5 – PORTRAIT (GIRL), UNSIGNED, 1943 - "MARILYN 1943" P20130022000.67-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 24.9 X 35 - FIGURE STUDY (UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN'S FACE), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.68-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 13.7 X 13.7 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (BOY LEANING BACK), UNSIGNED, 1936 - "LONE RANGER WAYNE 1936" P20130022000.69-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 17.7 X 11 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (BOY WITH LEGS CROSSED), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.70-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 26.6 X 36 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN LAKE), UNSIGNED, 1943 - "COPY OF ONE OF WALTER PHILLIPS FOR TECHNIQUE 1943" P20130022000.71-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 16.2 X 16 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (GIRL ON ARMCHAIR), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "MARILYN 1940" P20130022000.72-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 13 X 15.2 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (GIRL'S FACE), UNSIGNED, 1938 - "VERENA 1938" P20130022000.73-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 22.7 X 26 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (MAN SITTING IN CHAIR), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "OCTAVE 1937" P20130022000.74-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 19.2 X 25 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE STUDY (GIRL SITTING WITH BOOK), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "MARILYN 1940" P20130022000.75-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 28.7 X 39.8 - STILL LIFE (GLADIOLAS), "JESSIE URSENBACH", 1940 - "MY EARLY GLADS ABOUT 1940" P20130022000.76-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 17.2 X 13.9 - LANDSCAPE (CHIEF MOUNTAIN), UNSIGNED, 1940 [NO NOTES] P20130022000.77-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 15 X 21 - FIGURE STUDY (MAN'S HEAD & SHOULDERS), UNSIGNED, 1938 - "DAD 1938" P20130022000.78-GA – ETCHING – 26.6 X 20.9 - LANDSCAPE (EUROPEAN VILLAGE SCENE), ATTRIBUTED TO OCTAVE FREDRICK URSENBACH, N.D. - "GIVEN BY OCTAVE'S FATHER O.F. URSENBACH ETCHING OF NYON WHERE URSENBACH'S CAME FROM." P20130022000.79-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 9.5 X 21.5 - FIGURE STUDY (GIRL IN PROFILE), UNSIGNED, 1938 - "MARILYN 1938" P20130022000.80-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 24 X 37.5 - FIGURE STUDY (MAN'S HEAD & SHOULDERS), UNSIGNED, 1936 - "OCTAVE 1936" P20130022000.81-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 25 X 24 - FIGURE STUDY (SLEEPING GIRL), UNSIGNED, 1939 - "SLEEPING BEAUTY MARILYN 1939" P20130022000.82-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 37.7 X 27.5 - STILL LIFE (FLOWERS, DOG VASE, LETTERS & NEWSPAPER), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", N.D. - "DURING THE 2ND WORLD WAR" P20130022000.83-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 25.8 X 33.3 (MATTED) - LANDSCAPE (VILLAGE ROAD), "JESSIE REDD", 1917 - "1917 COPY SUMMER NORMAL SCHOOL" P20130022000.84-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 29 X 19 - LANDSCAPE (WATERTON LAKE SHORELINE), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1939 - "THERE WITH PAUL & GRACE. OCTAVE HAD A BREAKDOWN & PAUL TOOK US FOR A REST, LEAVING VERENA, 1 YEAR OLD AT GRANDMA REDD'S" FURTHER NOTE BY M.K. "WRONG DATE, SHOULD BE 1923." P20130022000.85-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30.8 X 43 - FLOWER STUDY, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "FROM THE FUNERAL OF PRES. GEO. ALBERT SMITH" P20130022000.86-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 31.2 X 45.7 - STILL LIFE (HIBISCUS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH A.A.S.A.", 1945 - "HIBISCUS PAINTED AT WINDSOR 1945 FROM THE JACK MINER BIRD SANCTUARY. OSCAR KIRKAM & WIFE WITH US" P20130022000.87-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 9.8 X 12 - FLOWER STUDY (TWO FLOWER PETALS), UNSIGNED, 1950 - "DEMONSTRATION TEACHING 1950" P20130022000.88-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30 X 22.8 - LANDSCAPE (SHRUBS ALONG BACKYARD FENCE), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH A.S.A." 1938 - "OUR BACKYARD AT 1259 6 AVE. A IN 1938" P20130022000.89-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 39 X 30.1 (MATTED) - ABSTRACT (TRIBAL SCENE WITH BANANAS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH A.A.S.A", N.D. - "UNDER RODY COURTICE, TORONTO. GREAT MODERN ART TEACHER. SHE TAUGHT LAWREN HARRIS, A Y JACKSON. THIS WAS CHOSEN TO HANG IN THE TORONTO GALLERY, BUT MY SON & HUSBAND OBJECTED SO IT WAS NEVER HUNG. MRS. COURTICE WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED BUT FELT I HAD A POINT WHEN I SAID "THERE IS ENOUGH UGLINESS IN THE WORLD WITHOUT MY CONTRIBUTING MORE." COMPOSITION WAS CHOSED FROM A HUGE BASKET FULL OF THINGS.” P20130022000.90-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 28 X 26 - STILL LIFE (CANDLE, FRUITS & VEGETABLES ON PLATE), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "UNDER RODY COURTICE" P20130022000.91-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 31.5 X 43 - PORTRAIT, (UNKNOWN MIDDLE-AGED MALE), UNSIGNED, "1943-47" - "UNDER MR. CHALANE: ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART 1943-47" P20130022000.92-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 10.5 X 17 (IRREGULAR) - FLOWER STUDY (SINGLE BLOOM & 2 LEAVES), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.93-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 11 X 28 (IRREGULAR) - FLOWER STUDY (2 FLOWERS - 1 NOT PAINTED IN), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.94-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 24.5 X 10 – LANDSCAPE (WATERTON SKYLINE), UNSIGNED, 1939 - "WATERTON SKY LINE 1939 FROM HUGLT'S CABIN" P20130022000.95-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 25.2 X 35.5 - LANDSCAPE (HOUSE BEYOND A PINE), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH A.A.S.A.", 1946 - "DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM OTTAWA" P20130022000.96-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 10 X 9 (IRREGULAR) - FLOWER STUDY (LILY FLOWER), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.97-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 12.5 X 8.5 (IRREGULAR) - FLOWER STUDY (RED LILY FLOWER), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.98-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 8.0 X 11.0 (IRREGULAR) - FLOWER STUDY (MAUVE LILY FLOWER), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.99-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 8.9 X 12.3 - FLOWER STUDY (PURPLE LILY FLOWER), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.100-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 12.5 X 8.5 (IRREGULAR) - FLOWER STUDY (PINK LILY FLOWER), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.101-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 19.4 X 27.5 - LANDSCAPE (COUNTRY ROAD LEADING TO CHURCH), UNSIGNED, 1945 - "ONTARIO COUNTRYSIDE" P20130022000.102-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 34.7 X 27 (MATTED) - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAINS IN WINTER), "WOU" (ATTRIBUTED TO WAYNE OCTAVE URSENBACH), 1955 - "WAYNE PAINTED THIS AND SENT IT TO ME FOR MOTHER'S DAY 1956” P20130022000.103-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 20.2 X 27.5 - STILL LIFE (TULIPS), "JESSIE R URSENBACH", 1938 - "NORTH OF TABER EASTER, 1938" P20130022000.104-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 34.7 X 39.8 (MATTED) - STILL LIFE (WHITE PEACE LILLIES), "JESSIE R URSENBACH A.S.A.", 1942 - "PRESENTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE WARD RELIEF SOCIETY-ANNE OSTLUND PRESIDENT -MAR 17 P20130022000.105-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 26 X 17.8 - LANDSCAPE (FIELD HARVEST), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "NEAR ROSEMARY ABOUT 1940" P20130022000.106-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 37 X 27.7 – LANDSCAPE (BOAT HOUSE), UNSIGNED, 1943 - "BOAT HOUSE AT BANFF" P20130022000.107-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 37 X 27.7 – LANDSCAPE (LAKE), "JESSIE R URSENBACH A.A.S.A.", 1943 - "BEAVER LAKE BANFF" P20130022000.108-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 29 X 40 - STILL LIFE (PURPLE LUPINS), "JESSIE R URSENBACH", 1940 - "FIRST RUSSELL LUPINES GIVEN ME BY FRED BOWDEN 1940" P20130022000.109-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 27 X 38 - STILL LIFE (MIXED PINK & BLUE FLOWERS), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "FIRST RUSSELL LUPINES GIVEN ME BY FRED BOWDEN 1940" P20130022000.110-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 31.4 X 23 - LANDSCAPE, (COUNTRY HOUSE & ROAD), UNSIGNED, 1920 - "PAINTED UNDER MISS KIRK - COPY - 1920" P20130022000.111-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 38.7 X 30.4 – LANDSCAPE (LAKE), UNSIGNED, 1965 – “DEMONSTRATION ON GLACIER PARK HIGHWAY. YOUTH CONFERENCE, EDMONTON, AUGUST 1965. ST MARY'S LAKE” P20130022000.112-GA - PAINTING, OIL - 40 X 29.8 - LANDSCAPE (CHIEF MOUNTAIN IN WINTER), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "MY FIRST PALETTE KNIFE" P20130022000.113-GA - PAINTING, OIL - 35 X 25.6 - LANDSCAPE (TREES & POND IN WINTER), UNSIGNED, 1945 - "PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO 1945" P20130022000.114-GA - DRAWING, PASTEL - 44.6 X 30.5 - LANDSCAPE (GRAIN ELEVATORS), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "SKIES" P20130022000.115-GA - DRAWING, PASTEL – 44.5 X 30.2 - LANDSCAPE (STOOKS IN FIELD), UNSIGNED, 1956 - "SKYS DONE IN 3 MINUTES UNDER BART PRAGNELL 1956" P20130022000.116-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 64.5 X 45.5 - LANDSCAPE, (CAMERON FALLS), ATTRIBUTED TO FREDRICK G. CROSS, N.D. - "UNFINISHED PAINTING OF FRED G. CROSS RA ARTIST AND FRIEND" P20130022000.117-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30.5 X 23 – LANDSCAPE (FOREST WITH FENCE AND OPEN GATE), UNSIGNED, 1959 - "ENTRANCE TO THE SACRED GROVE. ABOUT 1000 PEOPLE MILLING AROUND 1959 - AUGUST" P20130022000.118-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 40 X 29.5 – LANDSCAPE (RIVER, MARSH AND TREE), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "SITE OF 2 STAKE BARBECUE AT POT HOLE ABOUT 1940 MAGRATH BP. R. NIREHLUS WAS IN ATTENDANCE.” P20130022000.119-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30.6 X 23.3 - STILL LIFE (PANSIES), UNSIGNED, 1950 - "FROM ARIZONA TEMPLE GROUNDS PAINTED AT AUNT SUSIE'S 1950" P20130022000.120-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 45 X 61 – PORTRAIT (CLOWN), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "SAD CLOWN BART PRAGNELL INSTRUCTOR" P20130022000.121-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 30.6 – LANDSCAPE (GRAIN ELEVATORS), UNSIGNED, 1960 - "UNDER BART PRAGNELL 1960 ELEVATORS" P20130022000.122-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44.5 X 30.6 – LANDSCAPE (NIGHT TOWN SCENE), UNSIGNED, 1960 - "PAINTED UNDER BART PRAGNELL 1960 A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE. NIGHT IN A TOWN." P20130022000.123-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 43.5 X 30.7 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "BASIC COLOR CHART" P20130022000.124-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30.5 X 23.0 – LANDSCAPE (GRAIN ELEVATORS), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "ELEVATORS UNDER BART PRAGNELL" P20130022000.125-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44.7 X 30.7 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "3 COLORS & BLACK" P20130022000.126-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44.5 X 30.1 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "TECHNIQUES UNDER BART PRAGNELL, MOVEMENT" P20130022000.127-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 23 X 61 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "MOVEMENT UNDER BART PRAGNELL - UP" P20130022000.128-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 22.5 X 61 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "MOVEMENT UNDER BART PRAGNELL - ACROSS" P20130022000.129-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 61 X 44.7 - STILL LIFE (POINTILLIST TECHNIQUE), UNSIGNED, 1960 - "POINTILLISM UNDER BART PRAGNELL 1960" P20130022000.130-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 61 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "LABRATORY" P20130022000.131-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44.5 X 30.9 - LANDSCAPE (FARM HOUSE), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "SKIES" P20130022000.132-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44.5 X 31 - LANDSCAPE (CHIEF MOUNTAIN), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "FEATURING SKIES: BART PRAGNELL INSTRUCTOR 3 MINUTE SKETCHES-MOUNTAINS P20130022000.133-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44.5 X 61 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "INFORMAL DESIGN" P20130022000.134-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44.5 X 61 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "FORMAL DESIGN' P20130022000.135-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 61 X 44.5 - ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAINS WITH BOAT HOUSE), N.T., UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.136-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 30.7 - LANDSCAPE (TREE PEOPLE), N.T., UNSIGNED, 1960 - "DESIGN UNDER BART PRAGNELL 1960 - TREES" P20130022000.137-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 43.5 X 30.7 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. -"TEXTURES" P20130022000.138-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 30.5 - FIGURE STUDY (WOMAN WITH HAIR), N.T. UNSIGNED, 1940 - "SKETCH CLUB UNDER H G GLYDE 1940" P20130022000.139-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 30.9 - FIGURE STUDY (WOMAN WITHOUT HAIR), N.T. UNSIGNED, 1940 - "SKETCH CLUB UNDER H G GLYDE 1940" P20130022000.140-GA - PAINTING, OIL - 39.4 X 50.2 – LANDSCAPE (FOREST), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "PATH TO RESTORATION, PATH LEADING TO CENTER OF SACRED GROVE (UNFINISHED)" P20130022000.141-GA - DRAWING, CHARCOAL - 44.5 X 65 - FIGURE DRAWING (STUDY OF LADY IN BATHING SUIT), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.142-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 39.2. X 28 – LANDSCAPE (BANFF), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 - "BANFF 1937 FROM BRIDGE BY BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL & BOW FALLS - SPRAY RIVER” P20130022000.143-GA - DRAWING, OIL PENCIL - 40.8 X 30.5 - LANDSCAPE (TREES ON ROCKY OUTCROP), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1937 - "OIL PENCIL" P20130022000.144-GA - PAINTING, OIL - 41 X 51 - PORTRAIT (MEN IN SEATS OF BUS), UNSIGNED, N.D. – “GOING SOMEWHERE” P20130022000.145-GA – CERTIFICATE, ACHIEVEMENT, HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA - 56 X 43 - "JESSIE REDD" FROM THE "KNIGHT ACADEMY" IN "RAYMOND, ALBERTA", 1912 [NO NOTES] P20130022000.146-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 44 X 61 – PORTRAIT (MAN), “ ROMAN ANDRUS”, N.D. – “SKETCH BY ROMAN ANDRUS” P20130022000.147-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 23 X 31 (IRREGULAR) - PORTRAIT (BABY), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "KIRT - SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BABY" P20130022000.148-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 21.5 X 15.5 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE DRAWING (SLEEPING GIRL), UNSIGNED, MAR 14, 1953 - "MARILYN MAR 14 1953 OUR SLEEPING TREASURE” P20130022000.149-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 17.8 X 15 .5 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE DRAWING (SLEEPING GIRL, SHADED), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.150-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 19.7 X 25 (IRREGULAR) - FIGURE DRAWING (SLEEPING GIRL, UNSHADED), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.151-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 38.3 X 46 - PORTRAIT (BOY WITH BASKETBALL), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "KURT CHRISTENSEN" P20130022000.152-GA - DRAWING, CHARCOAL & WATERCOLOUR - 30 X 46 - LANDSCAPE (COLUMNAR TREES & MOUNTAIN BACKGROUND), N.T. UNSIGNED, N.D. - "CHARCOAL AND WATERCOLOUR" P20130022000.153-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 36.8 X 26.7 – LANDSCAPE (COULEES),"JESSIE R URSENBACH", 1940 - "LETHBRIDGE COULEES 1940" P20130022000.154-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 36 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN), UNSIGNED, 1923 - "…CANYON WATERCOLOR" [NOTATION PARTIALLY OBSCURED BY EDGE OF P20130022000.153] P20130022000.155-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 36.3 X 25.4 - ABSTRACT, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "UNDER RODY COURTICE, TEACHER OF A.Y. JACKSON" P20130022000.156-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 15.2 X 11.5 - LANDSCAPE (FOOTHILLS WITH WATER BODY IN FOREGROUND), UNSIGNED, 1959 - "ENROUTE TO REGINA WITH MATTHEW FAMILY AUG 3, 1959 GOING TO VISIT GARY & FAMILY. MATTHEW CONTINUALLY URGES ME TO PAINT" P20130022000.157-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 15.2 X 12 - LANDSCAPE (FOOTHILLS WITH TREE IN FOREGROUND), UNSIGNED, 1959 - "ENROUTE TO REGINA WITH MATTHEW FAMILY AUG 3, 1959 GOING TO VISIT GARY & FAMILY. MATTHEW CONTINUALLY URGES ME TO PAINT" P20130022000.158-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 28 X 19.7 – LANDSCAPE (CARDSTON TEMPLE), UNSIGNED, 1939 - "ALBERTA TEMPLE" P20130022000.159-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 44.5 X 61 - FIGURE DRAWING (WOMAN WITH FAN), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "SKETCH CLUB 1937" P20130022000.160-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 44 X 61 - FIGURE PAINTING (WOMAN IN BLUE DRESS), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "SKETCH CLUB 1940" P20130022000.161-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL - 41 X 61 - FIGURE DRAWING (ELDERLY WOMAN KNITTING), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "SKETCH CLUB" P20130022000.162-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 32.5 X 37 – PORTRAIT (WOMAN), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "ADVENTURES IN PORTRAIT - GERALDINE PANKHURST (MARTIN) UNDER WALTER PHILLIPS" P20130022000.163-GA - PAINTING, OIL - 39 X 26 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAINS), UNSIGNED, 1955 - "MY FIRST PALATTE KNIFE WORK ABOUT 1955 UNDER HARRY WOLFORTH" P20130022000.164-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 36.5 X 46 – LANDSCAPE (STREET AND TREES), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "DEMONSTRATION TO MY PUPILS ON 1259 6 AVE A.SO. TREE ACROSS THE STREET HAS BEEN REMOVED" P20130022000.165-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 15.5 X 11.5 - LANDSCAPE, UNSIGNED, 1959 - "ENROUTE TO REGINA , IRVINE, AUG 3 1959 " P20130022000.166-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30.5 X 43 - LANDSCAPE (PATH OVER CREEK LEADING TO DWELLING), “JOSEPHINE [LEAVITT ALLRED], 1917 - "JOSEPHINE LEAVETT ALLRED WAS MY FIRST PUPIL & PAINTED THIS VERY EARLY UNDER INSTRUCTION 1917" P20130022000.167-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 27.3 X 19.7 – LANDSCAPE (HOUSE), "JESSIE URSENBACH", 1923 - "GOLF HOUSE AT WATERTON IN 1923…. PAUL & GRACE, OCTAVE AND I, SPENT DAY THERE. OCCASION OCTAVE HAD A BREAK IN HEALTH" P20130022000.168-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 38 X 27 - STILL LIFE (FLOWERS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1938-1940 - "1938-1940-FLOWERS FROM MY CHILDREN. BOTH OF THESE RECEIVED 1ST PLACE IN LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AT THAT EARLY DATE" P20130022000.169-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 37 X 27.4 - STILL LIFE (MIXED FLOWERS), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "1937 EASTER” P20130022000.170-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 37 X 27.4 - LANDSCAPE (STOOKS), UNSIGNED, 1942 - "GARRY AND I GO PAINTING FAIRFIELD FARM LETHBRIDGE ABOUT 1942 " P20130022000.171-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 37.4 X 29 – LANDSCAPE (COULEES), UNSIGNED, 1942 - "1942 COULEES SOUTHWEST OF LETHBRIDGE" P20130022000.172-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 37.8 X 27.6 - LANDSCAPE (WATERTON), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "RED ROCK CANYON PAINTED WITH SYLVIA URSENBACH AT A FAMILY REUNION." P20130022000.173-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 35.7 X 27.8 - LANDSCAPE (EASTERN SLOPES), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH A.S.A.", 1948 - "PAINTED IN THE CAR GOING TO CONFERENCE, ABOUT 1948" P20130022000.174-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 33.1 X 25.5 - LANDSCAPE (WINTER), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH A.S.A.", 1946 - "PAINTED FROM THE MOVING TRAIN WINDOW NORTH OF LAKE SUPERIOR, JAN. 1, 1946, COMING TO THE FUNERAL OF MY BROTHER, WIL." P20130022000.175-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.3 X 22.6 – LANDSCAPE (PARK LAKE), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1947 - "DEMONSTRATION TO BEEHIVE CAMP, ABOUT 1946/7, PARK LAKE." P20130022000.176-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.5 X 22.7 - LANDSCAPE (LAKE WITH SAILBOATS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1971 - "PAINTED FROM THE HOTEL EDEN WINDOW, LUZERNE, 1971, AUGUST P20130022000.177-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 16.2 X 25.9 - PORTRAIT (BOY), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "CHUCKIE" P20130022000.178-GA - MANUSCRIPT, HANDWRITTEN – 25.1 X 14.2 - "(WEEKLY) SCHEDULE FOR PAINTING CLASSES WITH MR. GLYDE" P20130022000.179-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 12.2 X 12.1 (IRREGULAR) - ANIMAL STUDY (HORSE), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "HORSE STUDY" P20130022000.180-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 24.3 X 16 – LANDSCAPE (MILL BUILDINGS), UNSIGNED, 1938 – “EXERCISES IN PENCIL 1937-1938 ELLISON MILLS 1938" P20130022000.181-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 34.3 X 23.7 - BIRD STUDY (GULL), UNSIGNED, 1938 – “EXERCISES IN PENCIL 1937-1938. FRANKLIN GULL AT GURNEY'S MUSEUM" P20130022000.182-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 17.1 X 16.2 - CARTOON (TWO FIGURES SEATED IN CONVERSATION), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "I LIKE TO HAVE MY CLEANING ALL DONE SO EARLY, MY DEAR……AS I WAS SAYING, IT'S TOO EARLY TO CLEAN HOUSE…BLACK BLIZZARD." P20130022000.183-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 20.5 X 16.2 - CARTOON (HOUSES ON STREET), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "I LIKE TO HAVE MY CLEANING ALL DONE SO EARLY, MY DEAR……AS I WAS SAYING, IT'S TOO EARLY TO CLEAN HOUSE…BLACK BLIZZARD." P20130022000.184-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 17.5 X 25.6 - PORTRAIT (YOUNG WOMAN), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "SKETCH CLUB" P20130022000.185-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 30.5 X 22.8 - LANDSCAPE STUDY, (WINTER SLEDDING), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "ON THE HILL AT REGINA, CHRISTMAS 19.." P20130022000.186-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 14.8 X 36.8 - ANIMAL STUDY (DOG), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "DOG STUDIES" P20130022000.187-GA - DRAWING, CRAYON – 18 X 28.8 – PORTRAIT (GIRL), UNSIGNED, 1942 - "MARILYN URSENBACH 1946” P20130022000.188-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 37.6 X 27.5 – LANDSCAPE (CLOUDS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1974 - "ON THE HIGHWAY GOING TO CONFERENCE…THE CLOUDS HANG LOW" P20130022000.189-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 21.6 X 32 - LANDSCAPE (DUTCH HARBOUR WITH WINDMILL), "ROY URSENBACH", 1927 - "PAINTED BY ROY URSENBACH 1927" P20130022000.190-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 35.8 X 28.7 – LANDSCAPE (LAKE AND MOUNTAINS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1937 - "BANFF 1937" P20130022000.191-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 35.5 X 25 - LANDSCAPE (TREES AT LAKE'S EDGE), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.192-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 39.9 X 28.6 – LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAINS AND WATER SCENE), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT PAINTING MOUNTAINS. THEY JUST OVERWHELMED ME. MR. GLYDE CAME AROUND AT BANFF 1937. GAVE ME A FEW INSTRUCTIONS. THIS WON ME THE OPPORTUNITY OF TAKING CHARGE OF ALL ART INSTRUCTION IN ALBERTA AT A FANTASTIC SALARY. THIS WAS THE SMALL ONE OF BOW FALLS " P20130022000.193-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 28.8 X 20.5 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAINS AND WATER SCENE), "J. URSENBACH", N.D. - "I WAS TOO INVOLVED WITH HOME AND FAMILY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OFFER." P20130022000.194-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 29 X 20.2 - STILL LIFE (PLATTER, BOWL & PITCHER), "J. URSENBACH", 1936 - "SKETCH CLUB 1936 AT THE OLD LIBRARY' P20130022000.195-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 25.2 X 35.2 - ANIMAL STUDY (FLAMINGO), UNSIGNED, 1946 - "FLAMINGOES HIGH PARK TORONTO 1946" P20130022000.196-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.4 X 22.8 – LANDSCAPE ( UTAH), UNSIGNED, 1957 - "NEAR VERNAL, UTAH, AUGUST 1957" P20130022000.197-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.3 X 22.6 – LANDSCAPE (ILLINOIS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1957 - "SO. ILLINOIS 1957" P20130022000.198-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 35.9 X 25.5 - STILL LIFE (APPLES), UNSIGNED, 1937 - "SKETCH CLUB 1937' P20130022000.199-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 19.1 X 14.1 - LANDSCAPE (FLATHEAD LAKE), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "FLATHEAD. HOPE WE SPEND OUR HOLIDAY THERE." P20130022000.200-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 45.7 X 38.2 - STILL LIFE (UNFINISHED – TOY), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "KIRT'S LITTLE TOY DOG” P20130022000.201-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 39.5 X 29 - STILL LIFE (FLOWERS), UNSIGNED, 1938 - "EARLY ATTEMPT AT FLOWERS 1939 OR 38" P20130022000.202-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.4 X 22.8 – LANDSCAPE (RIVER BOTTOM), 1938 - "EARLY RIVER BOTTOM ON THE ISLAND 1938” P20130022000.203-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30 X 21.5 – LANDSCAPE (SUNRISE), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1957 - "SUNRISE ON THE MISSISSIPPI FROM THE TRAIN WINDOW - RETURN FROM CARBONDALE" P20130022000.204-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.5 X 22.3 - LANDSCAPE (VIEW LOOKING DOWN OVER ROLLING HILLS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1969 – “CYPRESS MTN - DISTANCE..TOP OF MTN IN 1960 PAINTED IN THE CAR” P20130022000.205-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.5 X 20.8 - LANDSCAPE (AUTUMN SEASON FOOTHILLS & BIG SKY), UNSIGNED, 1948 - "WITH LENA AND VILO” P20130022000.206-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR - 30.5 X 22.2 - LANDSCAPE (CLIFFSIDE ROAD), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1959 - "PAINTED IN CAR 70 MILES – BERTHOLD PASS" P20130022000.207-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 24.1 X 30.4 - LANDSCAPE (TREE-LINED ROAD), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1945 -"ONTARIO 1945" P20130022000.208-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 25.4 X 30.6 - STILL LIFE (FLOWERS IN JAR), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1973 [NO NOTES] P20130022000.209-GA – PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 28.8 X 20.5 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 - "SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN, BANFF" P20130022000.210-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.4 X 21.7 - LANDSCAPE (BASE OF TREES ON ROCK OUTCROP), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1957 - "ESTES, COLORADO" P20130022000.211-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.4 X 22.7 - LANDSCAPE (ROAD THROUGH ROLLING HILLS), UNSIGNED, 1959 - "PENNSYLVANIA HIGHWAY" P20130022000.212-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.6 X 22.8 - LANDSCAPE (ROAD THROUGH VALLEY), UNSIGNED, 1947 - "TORONTO" P20130022000.213-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 38.7 X 28.3 - LANDSCAPE (VOLCANO), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1950 - "PARACUTIN, MEXICO - STOOD IN LAVA ASH TO MY ANKLES AND PAINTED BY FLASHLIGHT, HELD BY MEL BUT" P20130022000.214-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.1 X 22.8 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH BRIDGE IN FOREGROUND), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.215-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 28.5 X 19.2 - LANDSCAPE (ST. LAWRENCE RIVER), UNSIGNED, 1945 - "THOUSAND ISLANDS" P20130022000.216-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 32.4 X 26.9 - STILL LIFE (CHAIR, JACKET & UMBRELLA), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "RAINY DAY - "SKETCH CLUB, UNDER WALTER PHILLIPS" P20130022000.217-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 29.4 X 35.3 - INTERIOR ROOM STUDY, UNSIGNED, N.D. – “RED CROSS ROOM, MRS. CLAY - UNDER WALTER PHILLIPS" P20130022000.218-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 29.5 X 41.1 - FLOWER STUDY, UNSIGNED, 1950 - "ANGEL FLOWER MEXICO" P20130022000.219-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 5.6 X 10 - FLOWER STUDY (TWO RED PETALS), N.T., UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.220-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 13.5 X 16.3 - FLOWER STUDY, UNSIGNED, 1973 - "FIRST WILDFLOWER I KNEW IN CANADA" P20130022000.221-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 25.7 X 18.6 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN SCENE), "J. URSENBACH", N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.222-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 42.7 X 30.6 - FLOWERING TREE STUDY, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "BART PRAGNELL..CONVERTING MASTERPIECE DESIGNS INTO OUR OWN IDEAS” P20130022000.223-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 25.7 X 17.2 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH STREAM IN FOREGROUND), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.224-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 38.3 X 27.8 - LANDSCAPE (MOUNTAIN), "J. URSENBACH", N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.225-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 37.6 X 27.6 - LANDSCAPE (GARDEN), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "CASCADES OF TIME, BANFF" P20130022000.226-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 26.2 X 34.7 – PORTRAIT (WOMAN), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "RITA LEBARON - WALTER PHILLIPS, INSTRUCTOR" P20130022000.227-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 17.7 X 23.2 - FLOWER STUDY (YELLOW BLOOMS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.228-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 39.3 X 28.8 - STILL LIFE (ORANGE FLOWERS IN SHALLOW BOWL), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1940 - "EARLY ADVENTURES IN FLOWER PAINTING. WON PRIZE IN LETHBRIDGE EX." P20130022000.229-GA - DRAWING, CHARCOAL – 28.2 X 21.6 - LANDSCAPE (HOUSE, SKETCH), UNSIGNED, 1947 - "SKETCH OF HOME OF DILWORTH YOUNG, OGDEN, 1946/7" P20130022000.230-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.3 X 36.6 - GROUP FIGURE STUDY, UNSIGNED, N.D. - "EXERCISE IN TAKING DESIGNS FROM MASTERPIECES AND CHANGING THE SUBJECTS. THIS WAS TAKEN FROM A DESIGN OF FLOWERS FROM VANGOUGH" P20130022000.231-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 29.5 X 21.7 - LANDSCAPE (EASTERN SLOPES), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH ASA", 1949 - "EARLY ATTEMPT AT PAINTING IN CAR, 1949" P20130022000.232-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 29 X 39.3 - LANDSCAPE (TREE & CREEK), UNSIGNED, 1964 - "SITE OF BAPTISM OF JOHN TAYLOR - DOWNSVIEW, OUTSIDE TORONTO…1964" P20130022000.233-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 38.8 X 29 - LANDSCAPE (RURAL FARMSTEAD), UNSIGNED, N.D. - "JOSEPH SMITH FARM AT CUMORAH, N.Y.” P20130022000.234-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 22.8 X 30.4 - LANDSCAPE ( RIVER), UNSIGNED, 1959 - " OUR FIRST VIEW OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER - PAINTED WHILE CAR WAS MOVING 60 MILES PER HOUR" P20130022000.235-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 15.8 X 22.7 - FLOWER STUDY, "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1974 - "HAREBELLS" P20130022000.236-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 16 X 22.7 - FLOWER STUDY, "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1974 - "RED CLOVER" P20130022000.237-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 20.8 X 26.2 - FLOWER STUDY (LILY), UNSIGNED, N.D. – “AVALANCHE LILY” P20130022000.238-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 39.5 X 28.9 - LANDSCAPE (RIVER & TREES), UNSIGNED (ATTRIBUTED TO A.Y. JACKSON), 1943 - "A.Y. JACKSON DEMONSTRATES…AUGUST 1943…BANFF" P20130022000.239-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.3 X 22.9 - LANDSCAPE (COUNTRY ROAD), UNSIGNED, 1956 - "NEAR BICKNELL, INDIANA, FROM CAR, 1956. OCTAVE DID COUNTRY WORK HERE ON HIS FIRST MISSION." P20130022000.240-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 28.9 X 35.1 - STILL LIFE (VIOLETS), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1974 - "CARDSTON VIOLETS" P20130022000.241-GA - DRAWING, PENCIL – 7.5 X 10.2 – ANIMAL STUDY (DOG), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.242-GA - DRAWING, CRAYON & WATERCOLOUR – 35.6 X 25.1 - LANDSCAPE, UNSIGNED, 1940 - "CRAYON WATERCOLOUR WASH 1940" P20130022000.243-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 30.6 X 22.9 - LANDSCAPE (ROAD & FLOWERING TREES), "JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1946 - "NIAGARA PENINSULA IN BLOSSOM TIME" P20130022000.244-GA - DRAWING, PASTEL – 25.4 X 22.7 - LANDSCAPE (EASTERN SLOPES SCENE WITH FENCE IN FOREGROUND), UNSIGNED, N.D. [NO NOTES] P20130022000.245-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 36.5 X 27.4 - LANDSCAPE (BOATS DOCKED AT LAKE), UNSIGNED, 1960 - "WATERTON" P20130022000.246-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 28.8 X 40 - STILL LIFE (FLOWERS IN URN), "J. URSENBACH", 1937 – “MY FIRST IRIS - WON FIRST PRIZE AT LETHBRIDGE EX." P20130022000.247-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 25.2 X 35.3 - STILL LIFE (APPLE BLOSSOMS), UNSIGNED, 1938 - "MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT APPLE BLOSSOMS, OLD LIBRARY, 1938" P20130022000.248-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 18 X 26.9 - FLOWER STUDY (PINK BLOOM), UNSIGNED, 1940 - "FROM ONE OF MY FIRST SALES. I DID 3 PAINTINGS FOR FLORENCE FLETCHER, ABOUT 1940" P20130022000.249-GA - PAINTING, WATERCOLOUR – 17.6 X 27.3 - TREE STUDY, UNSIGNED, 1943 - "FLATHEAD FAMILY VACATION" P20130022000.250-GA – CARD, ADVERTISING – 21.4 X 9.9 - "THE ART STUDIO…JESSIE R. URSENBACH", 1974 - EXHIBITION OF OIL AND WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1974. "SOLD 85 PAINTINGS AT THIS SHOW"
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ART
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, JESSIE REDD URSENBACH, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION PROVIDED BY RUTH DAW, DONOR OF OTHER WORKS BY URSENBACH TO THE GALT MUSEUM, AND THE REDD-URSENBACH FAMILY HISTORY COMPILED BY EPHRAIM HATCH, JESSIE URSENBACH’S SON-IN-LAW. JESSIE REDD WAS BORN IN NEW HARMONY, UTAH ON AUGUST 15, 1895, TO WILLIAM AND VERENA BRYNER REDD. SHE LIVED IN UTAH UNTIL 1905, WHEN THE REDD FAMILY MOVED TO CANADA. JESSIE WAS EDUCATED IN RAYMOND, GRADUATING FROM THE KNIGHT ACADEMY IN 1912. SHE ATTENDED SUMMER SESSIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA & THE ALBERTA NORMAL SCHOOL IN CALGARY, AND TAUGHT ART IN SCHOOLS IN RAYMOND, CARDSTON, AND GLENWOOD. JESSIE REDD MARRIED OCTAVE WILLI URSENBACH ON FEBRUARY 21, 1918, AND THEY RAISED FIVE CHILDREN – VERENA, WAYNE, CARMEN, GERALD, AND MARILYN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE OCTAVE WORKED AT ELLISON MILLING CO. JESSIE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB & HANDLED CLUB PUBLICITY FOR MANY YEARS. SHE ATTENDED THE BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS IN THE SUMMER OF 1937 ON A SCHOLARSHIP, AND CONTINUED PAINTING PROLIFICALLY FOR THE NEXT 11 YEARS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF PROFESSOR H.G. GLYDE. JESSIE ALSO RECEIVED ART TRAINING UNDER A.Y. JACKSON (GROUP OF SEVEN ARTIST), AND STUDIED AT THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART IN TORONTO, STUDYING MODERN ART UNDER RODY COURTICES (THOUGH SHE PREFFERED THE MORE TRADITIONAL STYLES OF LANDSCAPE AND STILL LIFE). SHE WAS AFFILIATED WITH THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF ARTISTS UNDER WHICH SHE EXHIBITED FROM COAST TO COAST, INCLUDING IN NEW YORK CITY AND CALIFORNIA. JESSIE TUTORED A LARGE CLASS OF PRIVATE PUPILS IN LETHBRIDGE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS UNTIL SHE BEGAN THE VOCATION OF MATRON AT THE LATTER DAY SAINTS TEMPLE IN CARDSTON. JESSIE REDD URSENBACH DIED ON MAY 11, 1987. IN 1985, JESSIE URSENBACH WAS RECORDED LOOKING THROUGH THIS ALBUM ON VIDEO. AT THAT TIME, SHE PROVIDED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT MANY OF THE INDIVIDUAL WORKS OF ART, INCLUDING MEMORIES ABOUT HER LIFE DURING THE TIME OF THEIR PRODUCTION. THE FOLLOWING TRANSCRIPT EXCERPTS ARE ORDERED WITH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE ARTWORKS TO WHICH THEY PERTAIN. ONLY THE ARTWORKS TO WHICH URSENBACH DIRECTLY REFERRED ARE LISTED. URSENBACH SAID: “THERE ARE SOME THAT I HAVE KEPT, AND SOME I WANTED TO KEEP, AND DON’T WANT TO DISPOSE OF, SO WE’LL JUST GO THROUGH THEM AND TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE. SOME OF MY BETTER PAINTINGS I’LL SHOW YOU LATER ON.” P20130022000.1-GA P20130022000.2-GA P20130022000.3-GA P20130022000.4-GA P20130022000.5-GA “THESE ARE SOME OF THE EARLY PAINTINGS THAT I DID WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT LANDSCAPE, AT THE TOP. ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON I - ONE OF THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON PAINTINGS I DID WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. THESE WERE DONE AT THE KNIGHT ACADEMY…” P20130022000.6-GA “THIS IS A PAINTING I GAVE OCTAVE BEFORE I MARRIED HIM. HE WANTED ONE OF MY PAINTINGS AND I GAVE THIS TO HIM. I DON’T THINK I’D CALL IT A VERY BEAUTIFUL ONE NOW, BUT IT WAS THE BEST I HAD AT THAT TIME, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST I HAD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE THE BEST. AFTER I WAS MARRIED, HE GAVE IT BACK TO ME AND I PUT IT IN MY SCRAPBOOK SO I COULD KEEP IT.” P20130022000.7-GA “THIS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THAT IS ONE I DID AT THE KNIGHT ACADEMY… [IT DEPICTS] THE CASTLE OF CHILLON.” P20130022000.8-GA P20130022000.9-GA P20130022000.10-GA “THESE ARE PICTURES I DID AT NORMAL SCHOOL UNDER MR. HUTTON. THIS ONE [P20130022000.10] SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. AND THIS ONE [P20130022000.8], THEY WERE COPIES OF SOMETHING.” P20130022000.12-GA P20130022000.15-GA P20130022000.16-GA P20130022000.17-GA P20130022000.18-GA P20130022000.19-GA “THESE ARE SOME I DID UNDER MISS KIRK, MY FIRST TEACHER. THEY WERE ALL COPIES – ALL COPIES FROM HER. I THOUGHT THIS [P20130022000.12] WAS AN EXCELLENT ONE. I WAS SO PROUD OF THAT, BUT IT’S A COPY, AND I NEVER FELT LIKE IT WAS MINE. THEY ARE ALL COPIES.” P20130022000.20-GA P20130022000.21-GA P20130022000.22-GA P20130022000.23-GA “THESE ARE SOME OF THE FIRST PICTURES I DID THE FIRST TRIP TO BANFF WHEN I HAD NEVER DONE PAINTING OUTSIDE BEFORE - AND THESE WERE SCENES THERE. I DON’T THINK THERE ARE ANY PARTICULAR SCENES. THIS [P20130022000.23] WAS GINGER ROGERS’S SPECIAL TRAIN, I REMEMBER.” P20130022000.24-GA P20130022000.25-GA P20130022000.26-GA P20130022000.27-GA “THESE ARE SOME MORE OF BANFF.” P20130022000.28-GA P20130022000.29-GA “THIS [P20130022000.28] IS AUNT VILA SNOW’S PAINTING, AND THIS [P20130022000.29] IS THE TEMPLE THAT MR. CROSS DID – AND HE ADMITTED THAT HE COULDN’T DRAW OUR TEMPLE, BUT AFTER HE DIED, HIS MANAGER GAVE THESE TO ME, AND SAID THAT HE THOUGHT MR. CROSS WOULD LIKE ME TO FINISH THEM – BUT I WOULDN’T TOUCH THEM – BUT I’M GLAD TO HAVE THEM.” P20130022000.30-GA “THIS IS A COPY FROM MISS KIRK.” P20130022000.31-GA P20130022000.32-GA “THE APPLES [P20130022000.31], I DID WHEN MY HUSBAND WASN’T WELL. HE WAS JUST RECOVERING FROM A SINUS OPERATION. HE SAID I COULDN’T DO THAT PAPER SACK, SO I HAD TO DO IT TO SHOW HIM THAT I COULD. THE OTHER ROSES [P20130022000.32] WERE SOME FROM THE FLORIST.” P20130022000.33-GA “THIS IS ANOTHER MISS KIRK COPY.” P20130022000.34-GA “AND THESE ARE THE FIRST GLADIOLAS THAT I PAINTED. YOU’LL SEE SOME OF THE LATER ONES AND SEE IF I IMPROVED.” P20130022000.35-GA “THE FIRST PEONIES I EVER DID. THEY WERE FROM A STAKE CONFERENCE, AND AFTER THE CONFERENCE WAS OVER, I TOOK THEM HOME AND STAYED UP ALL NIGHT TO DO THEM.” P20130022000.36-GA “[T]HIS IS WAYNE, LISTENING TO THE LONE RANGER.” P20130022000.37-GA P20130022000.38-GA P20130022000.39-GA P20130022000.40-GA “THESE ARE SOME OF THE FIRST AT BANFF. THIS ONE [P20130022000.39] IS AUNT LAURA’S – IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ME, SITTING THERE.” P20130022000.41-GA P20130022000.42-GA “THESE ARE OTHERS OF BANFF. THIS [P20130022000.42] IS BOW LAKE.” P20130022000.43-GA THAT IS BOW FALLS. OCTAVE WANTED A PICTURE.” P20130022000.44-GA “THIS IS UP ON THE MOUNTAINSIDE. THEY HAVE LANDSCAPED THE WHOLE MOUNTAIN SIDE, BACK OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THERE.” P20130022000.45-GA “THIS IS ANOTHER ONE I DID AT NORMAL SCHOOL.” P20130022000.49-GA “THIS IS OUR NEIGHBOUR’S WEDDING BOUQUET” P20130022000.50-GA “[T]HIS IS MY SILVER WEDDING FLOWERS, AND THE CARD IS FROM DORENNA.” P20130022000.51-GA P20130022000.52-GA P20130022000.53-GA “THESE ARE OTHER STILL LIFES THAT I’VE DONE FOR FRIENDS.” P20130022000.54-GA “THIS IS ONE OF THE LETTERS FROM MR. LEIGHTON AFTER HE CAME OUT…” P20130022000.55-GA “THIS ONE I DID WHEN OCTAVE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL.” P20130022000.56-GA P20130022000.57-GA P20130022000.58-GA “THE OTHERS ARE SKETCH CLUB.” P20130022000.60-GA “I DID THIS WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN THEY HAD THEIR TONSILS OUT. I DID IT FROM THE WINDOW.” P20130022000.61-GA P20130022000.62-GA P20130022000.63-GA P20130022000.64-GA P20130022000.65-GA P20130022000.66-GA P20130022000.67-GA P20130022000.68-GA P20130022000.69-GA “THESE ARE SKETCH CLUB.” P20130022000.70-GA “THIS IS ANOTHER ONE THAT I COPIED TO GET THE TECHNIQUE.” P20130022000.75-GA “THIS IS MY SECOND ATTEMPT AT GLADIOLAS.” P20130022000.77-GA “THAT’S DAD” P20130022000.78-GA “THIS IS NYON, FRANCE” P20130022000.79-GA “… AND MARILYN” P20130022000.80-GA “THIS IS DAD AGAIN.” P20130022000.81-GA “THIS IS MARILYN.” P20130022000.82-GA “I DID THIS DURING THE WAR. IT WAS A PENCIL SKETCH. MARGIE GAVE ME THE SAD LITTLE DOG. HER HUSBAND WAS OVERSEAS AND THE LETTERS AND THE PAPER AND EVERYTHING TELL ABOUT THE WAR. I WAS AFRAID SHE’D SEE IT AND BE HURT, SO I KEPT IT A LONG TIME AWAY FROM ANYONE.” P20130022000.83-GA “I DID THIS AT NORMAL SCHOOL.” P20130022000.85-GA “THESE ARE FLOWERS FROM PRESIDENT GEORGE ALBERT SMITH’S FUNERAL ARRAY.” P20130022000.86-GA “THIS WAS AT JACK MINOR BIRD SANCTUARY. BROTHER OSCAR KIRKHAM WAS WITH US. AND WE CAME OUT - THIS WAS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE SANCTUARY – AND HE SAID “I’LL SNITCH THE FLOWER – THE HIBISCUS – IF YOU PAINT IT.” SO, HE PICKED THE FLOWER AND I PAINTED ONE FOR HIM AND ONE FOR ME.” P20130022000.88-GA “THAT WAS FROM MY BACKYARD.” P20130022000.89-GA P20130022000.90-GA “THIS IS MY ATTEMPT AT MODERN ART. WHEN I WAS IN TORONTO I THOUGHT MAYBE I’D BETTER SEE WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT. I NEVER LIKED IT, AND I WAS FORTUNATE WITH THE HELP OF A FRIEND TO GET INTO RODY COURTICE’S CLASSES. SHE’S THE TEACHER OF A.Y.JACKSON AND LAWREN HARRIS, THE GROUP OF SEVEN.” P20130022000.91-GA “THIS I DID AT THE ONTARIO SCHOOL OF ART UNDER MR. CHANDLER.” P20130022000.92-GA P20130022000.93-GA P20130022000.94-GA “…JUST ODDS AND ENDS.” P20130022000.95-GA “THIS IS THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM IN OTTAWA.” P20130022000.101-GA “THIS IS ONTARIO COUNTRYSIDE.” P20130022000.102-GA “THE TOP ONE IS A PAINTING THAT WAYNE DID AND SENT ME FOR MOTHER’S DAY. I WAS SO DELIGHTED AND APPRECIATED IT SO MUCH, AND I THINK HE DID VERY WELL FOR NEVER HAVING HAD A LESSON AT THAT TIME.” P20130022000.104-GA “THIS IS SOME FLOWERS THAT WERE GIVEN TO ME WHEN I WROTE A PAGEANT FOR THE RELIEF SOCIETY. THE PAGEANT WAS WOMEN AND DESTINY. I PLAYED IT IN LETHBRIDGE, AND THEN I PLAYED IT TO ALL THE WOMEN IN MISSION, AND IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS IN BOTH PLACES, AND THESE ARE THE FLOWERS THEY PRESENTED ME WITH.” P20130022000.106-GA “THIS IS THE BOATHOUSE AT BANFF” P20130022000.107-GA “[T]HIS IS THE BEAVER DAMS AT BANFF.” P20130022000.108-GA P20130022000.109-GA “THESE ARE FLOWERS GIVEN TO ME BY A MAN WHO WAS NOT A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH WHO WAS A FRIEND OF OURS, AND WHO LATER BEQUEATHED ALL OF HIS PROPERTY TO THE CHURCH, AND, BY THE WAY, HE LEFT ME AS ADMINISTRATOR. I HAD TO TURN IT OVER TO THE PRIESTHOOD, BUT THAT WAS HIS FLOWER GARDEN. THE ESTATE AMOUNTED TO SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS.” P20130022000.110-GA “THIS I DID UNDER MISS KIRK” P20130022000.111-GA “[T]HIS WAS A DEMONSTRATION AT A YOUTH CONFERENCE IN EDMONTON. I DID THIS UP BEFORE THE CLASS JUST TO SHOW THEM HOW TO PUT THE COLOUR ON. THERE WERE ABOUT 500 YOUNG PEOPLE WATCHING ME. P20130022000.112-GA “THIS WAS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT PALETTE KNIFE” P20130022000.113-GA “[T]HIS IS PETERBOROUGH, BY THE GREAT LIFT…” P20130022000.114-GA P20130022000.115-GA “THESE WERE JUST MINUTES – I THINK 3 MINUTES OR 5 MINUTES. WE HAD TO DO THOSE QUICKLY, UNDER BART PRAGNELL. HE WAS A MAN WHO PAINTED FOR SEVERAL WORLD FAIRS AND WAS VERY GOOD. WE HAD SOME GOOD INSTRUCTION FROM HIM.” P20130022000.116-GA “THIS IS ANOTHER OF MR. CROSS’ – CAMERON FALLS. HIS MANAGER WANTED ME TO FINISH IT VERY BADLY, BUT I COULDN’T SEE TOUCHING SOMEBODY ELSE’S WORK. MR. CROSS WAS VERY GOOD, I THOUGHT. HE DID A LOT FOR ME.” P20130022000.117-GA “THAT’S THE ENTRANCE TO THE SACRED GROVE. WHEN I PAINTED THAT, THERE WERE ABOUT 1000 PEOPLE MILLING ABOUT, AND I HAD TO DODGE AROUND THEM TO GET THE - BUT, THAT’S THE ENTRANCE WHERE YOU GO IN.” P20130022000.118-GA “[T]HIS IS THE BARBECUE SITE FOR THE BOYS, AND FATHERS, AND SONS… THEY WERE ALL VERY EXCITED ABOUT ME PAINTING. THEY ALL WANTED THE PICTURE WHEN IT WAS FINISHED, BUT I DIDN’T FINISH IT THERE. I DIDN’T FINISH IT FOR QUITE AWHILE AFTER.” P20130022000.119-GA “THESE ARE FLOWERS FROM THE ARIZONA TEMPLE GROUNDS. SUSIE BUTLER HAD THE BOUQUET IN HER HOUSE, AND I STAYED WITH HER WHEN I WENT TO MEXICO IN 1950.” P20130022000.120-GA “THIS WAS AN ASSIGNMENT FOR A SAD CLOWN. WE HAD NOTHING TO LOOK AT. THIS WAS MY SAD CLOWN.” P20130022000.121-GA P20130022000.122-GA P20130022000.123-GA P20130022000.124-GA P20130022000.125-GA P20130022000.126-GA P20130022000.127-GA P20130022000.128-GA P20130022000.129-GA P20130022000.130-GA P20130022000.131-GA P20130022000.132-GA P20130022000.133-GA P20130022000.134-GA P20130022000.135-GA P20130022000.136-GA P20130022000.137-GA “[THESE WERE] ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT MODERN ART FROM MR. PRAGNELL. THERE ARE SEVERAL SHEETS OF THIS – WE’LL JUST GO OVER THEM HURRIEDLY. THEY ALL REPRESENT SOMETHING. HE WANTED ME TO DO THIS [P20130022000.124] IN BIG OIL BUT I NEVER DID. I CAN’T REMEMBER NOW – I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN DOWN WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE. THESE [P20130022000.123, P20130022000.125] WERE EXERCISES FOR SEEING WHICH COLOURS CAME OUT, AND WHICH ONES RECEDED. BY LOOKING AT THEM YOU COULD TELL WHICH COLOURS TO USE IN THE FOREGROUND AND IN THE MIDDLE DISTANCE, AND IN THE DISTANCE. THEY WERE VERY USEFUL. THIS [P20130022000.129] IS AN EXERCISE IN POINTILLISM, A STILL LIFE. I DID THIS UNDER MR. PRAGNELL, TOO. THESE [P20130022000.131, P20130022000.132] WERE MARVELOUS QUICK SKETCHES. WE HAD TO DO THEM IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. CANADIAN SKIES THAT WE’RE ACQUAINTED WITH – THAT IS A CHINOOK ARCH. THIS [P20130022000.137] IS A STUDY IN TEXTURES, AND [P20130022000.136] WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE WALT DISNEY.” P20130022000.138-GA P20130022000.139-GA “THESE ARE SKETCH CLUB.” P20130022000.140-GA “THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO START THE ROAD TO RESTORATION FROM THE SACRED GROVE BUT I NEVER FINISHED IT. CAN’T TELL WHAT IT IS NOW.” P20130022000.141-GA “THAT’S A WOMAN.” P20130022000.142-GA P20130022000.143-GA “THESE ARE FROM BANFF THE FIRST TIME I WAS THERE. THIS [P20130022000.142] IS THE SPRAY LAKES – SPRAY RIVER. THE BLACK AND WHITE [P20130022000.143]. I ALWAYS LIKED TREES THAT ARE …FOR THEIR LIFE AND STILL ARE PRETTY.” P20130022000.144-GA “THIS IS A SKETCH I DID ON THE TRAIN GOING SOMEWHERE. THE TEACHER THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY GOOD.” P20130022000.145-GA “THE KNIGHT ACADEMY WAS A HIGH SCHOOL – A CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN RAYMOND. THEY USED TO BE ALL OVER THE CHURCH – AND THIS WAS MY DIPLOMA. I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST GRADUATES THERE AND I WAS VERY PROUD OF IT.” P20130022000.146-GA “THIS IS A PICTURE OF OCTAVE DONE BY ROMAN ANDRUS. OCTAVE STARTED THE FIRST EDUCATION WEEK IN CANADA, AND BROTHER ANDRUS AND BROTHER ERROL … AND THEIR WIVES STAYED WITH ME FOR A WEEK, AND I WENT TO EVERY CLASS – AND HE DID THIS WITH OCTAVE.” P20130022000.147-GA P20130022000.148-GA P20130022000.149-GA P20130022000.150-GA “THIS [P20130022000.148, .149, AND .150] IS MARILYN, ASLEEP, AND [P20130022000.147] KURT, HER SON.” P20130022000.151-GA “THIS IS ROCH CHRISTENSEN. YOU SEE HIS DRAWINGS IN THE CHURCH MAGAZINE – SOME OF THEM.” P20130022000.152-GA “THAT’S A CHARCOAL AND WATERCOLOUR.” P20130022000.153-GA P20130022000.154-GA “THIS [P20130022000.153] IS A PRAIRIE – I THINK THIS IS THE COULEES OUT OF LETHBRIDGE, AND THIS [P20130022000.154] IS ON THE KANANASKIS. I WAS GIVING MAUREEN BEECHER A PAINTING LESSON WHEN I DID THAT.” P20130022000.155-GA “THIS I DID UNDER RODY COURTICE” P20130022000.156-GA P20130022000.157-GA “…SOME LITTLE SKETCHES.” P20130022000.158-GA “THERE’S THE TEMPLE” P20130022000.159-GA “THIS IS A CHINESE MODEL WE HAD – A GAL THAT SAT FOR US AT THE SKETCH CLUB. NOT THAT THEY WERE SO GOOD THAT I’M KEEPING THEM BUT THEY BROUGHT BACK SO MANY HAPPY MEMORIES.” P20130022000.160-GA “[THIS IS] THE SAME.” P20130022000.161-GA “THIS IS AN OLD LADY KNITTING. YOU CAN HARDLY SEE HER – SHE’S ABOUT FADED OUT.” P20130022000.162-GA “THIS IS GERALDINE PANKHURST. SOME OF YOU REMEMBER HER. I DID THAT UNDER MR. PHILLIPS – MR. WALTER PHILLIPS.” P20130022000.163-GA “THIS IS A SECOND ATTEMPT AT PALETTE KNIFE.” P20130022000.164-GA “THIS IS A TREE ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOME. I HAD SUCH A LARGE ART CLASS AND I WAS DEMONSTRATING HOW TO PICK A TREE OUT OF ALL THE HOUSES AND THINGS THAT WERE AROUND, AND MAKE A PICTURE OF IT.” P20130022000.166-GA “ONE OF MY PUPILS, JOSEPHINE ALLRED, DID THIS.” P20130022000.167-GA “AND THIS WAS WATERTON – THIS WAS THE GOLF COURSE WAY BACK IN ’24-25. OCTAVE HAD HAD A BREAKDOWN, AND WE TOOK HIM TO WATERTON, PAUL AND GRACE AND I, AND THIS WAS THE GOLF COURSE THAT I PAINTED AT THAT TIME.” P20130022000.168-GA P20130022000.169-GA “THESE ARE SOME OF THE MANY FLOWERS THAT MY CHILDREN GOT FOR ME SO I HAD SOMETHING TO PAINT. THEY WERE ALWAYS TESTING ME TO SEE WHAT I COULD PAINT.” P20130022000.170-GA “HERE’S MY LAST PICTURE OF STOOKS. I PAINTED A GOOD MANY STOOKS, BUT THERE AREN’T MANY OF THEM LEFT.” P20130022000.172-GA “THIS WAS AT RED ROCK CANYON. I WAS GIVING SYLVIA A PAINTING LESSON WHEN I DID THAT. I THINK SYLVIA HAS ONE OF THAT SAME PLACE.” P20130022000.174-GA “WHEN WILL DIED, I CAME OUT TO HIS FUNERAL, AND THIS WAS ONE I DID ON THE TRAIN. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT PEOPLE DIDN’T TRAVEL ON NEW YEARS, AND I WAS THE ONLY ONE ON THE COACH, SO, I ASKED THE PORTER TO BRING ME SOME WATER IN A BOWL, AND HE DID, AND I PAINTED 10 LITTLE SKETCHES OUT THE WINDOW – WATCHING OUT THE WINDOW – AND THEY ALL SOLD BUT THIS ONE. IT WOULD HAVE SOLD, BUT I DIDN’T WANT THEM ALL TO GO - I WANTED TO KEEP ONE FOR THE COLOURING. THE COLOURING WAS SO LOVELY AND I LIKED IT.” P20130022000.175-GA “THIS IS PARK LAKE” P20130022000.176-GA “LAKE LUCERNE FROM OUR HOTEL WINDOW IN SWITZERLAND.” P20130022000.177-GA “CHUCK, AS A BABY.” P20130022000.178-GA “THIS IS THE PROGRAM FROM ONE OF OUR SKETCH SCHOOLS ONE SUMMER… MR. PHILLIPS CAME ONE SUMMER AND A.Y. JACKSON CAME ONE SUMMER, AND WE HAD SKETCH SCHOOL FOR 2 WEEKS AND HAD LOTS OF FUN. I’D TAKE MY CHILDREN ALONG WITH ME AND THEY’D PLAY OUT ON THE PRAIRIE. SOMETIMES THEY’D PAINT AND SOMETIMES THEY WOULDN’T.” P20130022000.182-GA P20130022000.183-GA “THESE ARE HUMOROUS THINGS. THIS [P20130022000.182] IS A BLACK BLIZZARD. SOME OF YOU WILL REMEMBER BLACK BLIZZARDS. IT SAYS AT THE BOTTOM, “I ALWAYS LIKE TO GET MY HOUSE CLEANING DONE EARLY.” I JUST GOT MY HOUSE CLEANING DONE WHEN A BLACK BLIZZARD CAME…RUINED ALL MY EFFORTS – AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE [P20130022000.183]. THEY’RE JUST COMICS.” P20130022000.188-GA “GOING TO CONFERENCE. THIS WAS PAINTED IN THE CAR, WHILE THE CAR WAS GOING.” P20130022000.189-GA “THIS WAS ONE OF UNCLE ROY’S PAINTINGS. HE TOOK [CLASSES] FROM MISS KIRK, TOO. YOU CAN TELL THAT HE WAS COPYING SIMILAR PICTURES TO WHAT I WAS COPYING.” P20130022000.190-GA P20130022000.191-GA “THOSE ARE SOME OF THE FIRST BANFF PAINTINGS IN 1937.” P20130022000.192-GA P20130022000.193-GA “THIS IS INTERESTING. THIS [P20130022000.192] IS THE FIRST TIME I EVER ATTEMPTED TO DO MOUNTAINS OUTSIDE, AND THEY WERE SO BIG AND SO OVERPOWERING, I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO DO THEM – AND THAT WAS THE RESULT. MR. G… CAME ALONG AND TOLD ME I SHOULD PUSH THE MOUNTAINS BACK AND MAKE THEM A LITTLE SMALLER – MAKE A BETTER PICTURE. THAT’S ALL THE INSTRUCTION HE GAVE ME. HE WENT AWAY AND I DID THIS ONE [P20130022000.193]. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THE SAME PICTURE.” P20130022000.194-GA “THAT’S A STILL LIFE. WE DID A LOT OF STILL LIFES. THEY ARE A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO PAINT.” P20130022000.195-GA “IN TORONTO, WHEN I WAS TAKING UNDER MRS. COURTICE, WE HAD TO DO A STILL LIFE; WE HAD TO DO A PICTURE FOR HER OF ACTION. I WENT UP TO HYDE PARK WHERE THE FLAMINGOS ARE, AND DID THAT ONE. GOOD ONES CRITICIZED ME VERY MUCH BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE ONE OF THEM STANDING ON HIS HEAD AND LYING DOWN AND TREES TIPPED OVER – BUT SHE SAID, “YOU LEAVE HER ALONE,” BECAUSE THE FIRST THING SHE HAD ASKED ME TO PAINT, SHE HAD DUMPED A BIG BASKETFUL OF SOUVENIRS AND TRASH – EVERYTHING – JUST LOOKED LIKE SHE HAD CLEANED HER HOUSE AND THAT WAS ALL HER TRASH ON THE FLOOR, AND SAID, “START PAINTING.” I SAID “I DON’T WANT TO PAINT THIS.” SHE SAID, “WHY NOT?” I SAID, “BECAUSE I THINK THERE’S ENOUGH UGLINESS IN THE WORLD WITHOUT MY ADDING TO IT.” SHE LAUGHED AND THAT GOT HER ON MY SIDE, AND SHE TOOK MY PART EVER AFTER.” P20130022000.197-GA “THIS WAS ON THE WAY TO DENVER – ON THE WAY TO CARBONDALE, WHEN I WENT DOWN WHEN MARK WAS BORN, WHEN I WENT WITH LAURA AND VILA.” P20130022000.198-GA “THIS IS A STILL LIFE WE DID AT SKETCH CLUB.” P20130022000.199-GA “THIS IS FLATHEAD LAKE WHERE WE HAD A LOVELY FAMILY HOLIDAY ONE SUMMER…” P20130022000.200-GA “THIS IS KIRT’S PET DOG. HE WANTED ME TO PAINT IT AND I NEVER FINISHED IT. IT WAS A CUTE LITTLE PET DOG.” P20130022000.201-GA “THIS IS SOME FALL ASTERS THAT I HAD IN MY LIVING ROOM. THAT’S THE CORNER OF MY LIVING ROOM. I PAINTED THAT YEARS AND YEARS AGO.” P20130022000.202-GA “THIS IS RIVER BOTTOM IN LETHBRIDGE.” P20130022000.203-GA “THIS IS A PAINTING ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WHEN I CAME UP FROM CARBONDALE, ON THE TRAIN. IT WAS A GLASS DOME-SHAPED TRAIN AND I PAINTED ALL THE WAY UP. THIS IS THE SUNRISE COMING UP OVER THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SOMEWHERE ON THE TRAIN.” P20130022000.204-GA P20130022000.205-GA P20130022000.206-GA “THESE ARE THINGS I’VE DONE IN THE CAR. THIS [P20130022000.204] IS CYPRESS PARK HERE IN ALBERTA – DOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN, BETWEEN THE TWO. I DID THAT FOR THE DISTANCE.” P20130022000.207-GA “THIS WAS ONTARIO COUNTRYSIDE.” P20130022000.209-GA P20130022000.210-GA “THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR AT BANFF.” P20130022000.212-GA “THIS WAS IN ONTARIO. I THINK THESE WERE IN ONTARIO, WHEN I WENT BACK TO EXPO. THERE WERE SO MANY ELM TREES THAT GO UP LIKE AN UMBRELLA…” P20130022000.213-GA “THIS ONE IS PARICUTIN, IN MEXICO. WE WENT OUT TO SEE THAT IN 1950. WE GOT UP AT 2 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING, AND THEY DRESSED US IN OVERALLS, A DENIM SHIRT, AND A BIG HAT, AND A PONCHO. WE EACH HAD TO RIDE A HORSE OUT ONTO THE LAVA BEDS WHICH COVERED 900 HOMES. AND, IN THE MORNING, WHEN WE SAW WHERE WE HAD RIDDEN, WE WERE TERRIFIED. WE WOULD NEVER HAVE TAKEN IT IF WE HAD KNOWN, BECAUSE THE HOT AIR WOULD SWOOSH AT US EVERY SO OFTEN AND WE COULD SEE THE RED HOT LAVA DOWN UNDERNEATH – AND WE COULD SEE THE SPIRES OF THE CHURCHES STICKING UP THROUGH THE LAVA. THEY TOLD US WE COULD GO DOWN INTO THE SPIRES AND CLIMB DOWN INTO THE CHURCHES IF WE WANTED TO, BUT WE DIDN’T WANT TO.” P20130022000.214-GA “THIS IS THE BRIDGE AT PINCHER CREEK – THE BIG DAM AT PINCHER CREEK.” P20130022000.215-GA “[AT] THE THOUSAND ISLANDS.” P20130022000.216-GA P20130022000.217-GA “THESE ARE JUST PRACTICE PICTURES OF THE OLD CHURCH ON 7TH AVENUE – THE CHURCH MOST OF YOU WENT TO WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG [LATER THE RED CROSS BUILDING]. THAT [P20130022000.217] WAS ONE OF THE SKETCH CLUB LADIES, MRS. SAGE. AND [P20130022000.216] THIS IS HER [GESTURES TO UMBRELLA] BUT WE HAD TO WEAR IT, IF IT WAS RAINY WEATHER.” P20130022000.218-GA “AN ANGEL FLOWER FROM MEXICO” P20130022000.221-GA “THIS IS MOUNT RUNDLE, AT BANFF, THE FIRST YEAR- THE SECOND YEAR MAYBE. THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR.” P20130022000.222-GA “THEY’D GIVE US, FOR EXERCISE, ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES, AND WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE SAME COMPOSITION OTHER THAN WHAT WAS IN IT. I THINK THIS WAS PEOPLE GROUPED AROUND, AND I USED FLOWERS AND TREES.” P20130022000.223-GA P20130022000.224-GA “ANOTHER AT BANFF. I LOVED PAINTING AT BANFF – BEAUTIFUL PLACES.” P20130022000.225-GA “… JUST PARTLY FINISHED” P20130022000.226-GA “THIS IS THE LEBARON GIRL.” P20130022000.227-GA “THAT WAS A WILDFLOWER – GOLDENROD. ONE SUMMER - I SPENT ONE SUMMER PLANTING WILDFLOWERS. DAD WENT WITH ME AND WE HUNTED…” P20130022000.229-GA “THIS WAS PRESIDENT DILWORTH YOUNG’S SCOUT CAMP. HE HAD AN ACREAGE AROUND HIS HOME THAT HE USED WHEN HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL SCOUTER. HE HAD LITTLE HUTS AROUND ON THE HILL, AND THIS WAS ONE OF THE TREES.” P20130022000.230-GA “THIS WAS FLOWERS, AND I PUT PEOPLE IN INSTEAD.” P20130022000.231-GA “THAT WAS COMING FROM CONFERENCE SOMEWHERE.” P20130022000.232-GA “THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR WAS BAPTIZED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TORONTO. I NEVER FINISHED IT BECAUSE IT GOT BLACK ON IT, BUT I PAINTED SEVERAL FROM IT. I DON’T MIND PAINTING FROM MY OWN SKETCHES, BUT I DON’T LIKE PAINTING FROM ANYBODY ELSE’S.” P20130022000.233-GA “THIS IS THE FARM – THE CHURCH FARM – AT EL CUMORAH. IT’S NOT ON THE HILL – IT’S ACROSS THE HILL FROM CUMORAH, AND THAT’S WHERE OUR FRIEND’S, THE SMITHS, LIVED WHEN THEY WERE THERE.” P20130022000.234-GA “OUR FIRST VIEW OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER WHEN WE WENT DOWN THERE IN 1959.” P20130022000.235-GA P20130022000.236-GA P20130022000.237-GA “WILDFLOWERS. THERE’S A NICE ONE [P20130022000.237], AN ICELAND ALPINE LILY.” P20130022000.238-GA “MR. A.Y. JACKSON DID THAT ONE TO SHOW ME HOW HE WOULD DO WATERCOLOURS.” P20130022000.239-GA “THIS IS OUT IN JACKSON COUNTY SOMEWHERE.” P20130022000.240-GA “I THINK THOSE WERE VERENA’S AFRICAN DAISIES.” P20130022000.242-GA “THAT ONE WAS DONE WITH THE COLOURED PENCILS AND THEN PAINTED OVER WITH WATER.” P20130022000.243-GA “THIS WAS THE NIAGARA PENINSULA IN SPRING. IT WAS JUST ABLOOM WITH TREES. IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE SPRING, IN APPLE BLOSSOM TIME. MANY PEOPLE CAME TO SEE IT.” P20130022000.244-GA “THIS IS A PASTEL” P20130022000.246-GA “THIS IS MY FIRST IRIS, AND I GOT A PRIZE ON THAT AT THE FAIR. FOR YEARS, I SWEPT THE PRIZE BOARDS AT THE FAIRS AND AT THE STAMPEDE EXHIBITIONS TOO.” P20130022000.247-GA “THIS IS MY FIRST APPLE BLOSSOMS.” P20130022000.249-GA “I DID THIS AT FLATHEAD WHEN WE WERE OUT THERE…” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P20130022000
Acquisition Date
2013-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXHIBIT LAYOUT; PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053017
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXHIBIT LAYOUT; PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
34.3
Width
29.8
Description
PENCIL SKETCH ON MATTE BOARD; DEPICTS SHOWING LOCATIONS OF VARIOUS FRAMED PIECES ON TWO WALLS. EACH PIECE IDENTIFIED WITH TITLE, WRITTEN ABOVE AND BELOW SKETCH.
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DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
BY DONORS' FATHER, EDWARD FREDRIC HAGELL (1895-1964). DRAWING REMOVED FROM FRAME MARCH, 2010. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDANCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053017
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053254
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
9.5
Width
7.9
Description
WHITE PAPER LABEL WITH BLACK PRINT READING "AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY EDWARD F. HAGELL CANADIAN ARTIST TITLED ....". "PUBLISHED IN VANCOUVER". BLANK.
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DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053254
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PICTURE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19940024003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PICTURE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. WOMEN'S PHOTO: 4.9CM (L) X 3.8CM (W). BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO IS ON GLOSSY PAPER. IS A PICTURE OF A WOMAN WITH TIGHTLY CURLED HAIR WITH ONE BIG CURL ON THE TOP IN THE MIDDLE WITH TWO SMALLER ONES ON EITHER SIDE, WITH PULLED BACK SIDES AND CURLS IN THE BACK, HAIR IS SHORT IN PICTURE. SHE HAS A MOLE ON HER NECK AND IS WEARING A LIGHT COLOURED SCARF OVER A V-NECK TOP. BACK HAS "513" STAMPED IN BLUE TWICE, ONE IS PART CUT-OFF. SIDES ARE WORN. 2. MEN'S PICTURE: 4.9CM (L) X 3.6CM (W). BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE IS ON GLOSSY PAPER. MAN HAS SHORT COMBED BACK HAIR , PARTED ON THE SIDE. HE IS WEARING A BUTTON-UP SHIRT WITH A CHECKED JACKET THAT HAS A BADGE ON THE LEFT SIDE WHICH READS "THERE...ALWAYS BE...AN ENGLAND" WITH BRITISH FLAG. THERE IS A STRIP OF BLACK ALONG THE BOTTOM, AND ON THE BACK STAMPED IN BLUE IS "8444". SIDES ARE WORN, PICTURE IS SLIGHTLY CURLED.
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DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BUTTONS AND OTHER ARTIFACTS FOUND IN BOX IN BARRACK BAY AT LOCATION OF STREETS ALIVE DURING RENOVATIONS. OWNER NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19940024003
Acquisition Date
1994-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20170023002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
FELT, WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Length
37
Width
30
Description
RED FELT BANNER WITH TOP FORMING A STITCHED LOOP FIXED TO WOODEN ROD. BANNER IS FRINGED AT THE BOTTOM AND FRONT HAS RED AND BLACK PAINTED SCENE DEPICTING FORT MACLEOD, TEEPEES, AND MOUNTAINS WITH TEXT “ORIGINAL HOME OF THE MOUNTIES, FORT MACLEOD”. BACK HAS WHITE PAPER LABEL ATTACHED WITH BLACK FADED TEXT “JUNIOR FOREST WARDENS & [ILLEGIBLE], FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA, CANADA”. FRONT AND BACK ARE CREASED, AND FRONT HAS STAIN AT TOP BELOW ROD; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
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DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ON JULY 21, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED GLENN AND JOANNE ALLEN REGARDING THEIR DONATION OF RCMP AND LETHBRIDGE MEMORABILIA. GLENN ALLEN WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND COLLECTED THE OBJECTS AS A CHILD IN LETHBRIDGE. ON THE RCMP FIGURINE, ALLEN RECALLED, “THESE TWO MOUNTED POLICE ITEMS, THE BANNER AND THE LITTLE STATUETTE…I WAS YOUNG, IN THE PERIOD FROM 1940-1945. LETHBRIDGE WAS A MAJOR BASE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING THING. WE HAD YOUNG BRITISH AIRMEN COME, AND THEY LIVED EVERYWHERE. THEY BOARDED WITH PEOPLE; THEY STAYED ON BASE, BUT WHEN THEY HAD A DAY OFF, IT WAS ONE OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE TO TAKE THEM ON LITTLE JOURNEYS TO PLACES. I CAN REMEMBER GOING WITH THEM…TO FORT MACLEOD, AND THEN TO PINCHER CREEK, AND WE HAD PLUMS AND CHERRIES. I CAN REMEMBER MY MOTHER BRINGING THIS BAG OF FRUIT OUT, AND SAYING TO THE ONE YOUNG FELLOW, “WOULD YOU LIKE A PIECE OF FRUIT?” HE WAS SITTING IN THE FRONT SEAT, TURNED TO MY MOTHER [WHO] WAS DRIVING THE CAR, [THEN] HE TURNED TO HIS BUDDIES IN THE BACKSEAT, AND HE [SAID], “WOULD YOU LIKE A PLUM OR A CHERRY?” WE VISITED THERE, AND THOSE WERE GIFTS FROM THOSE AIRMEN TO ME, AT THAT TIME. I HAD A LITTLE MANTLE IN MY ROOM, DOWNSTAIRS IN CALGARY, AND HAD THEM THERE. WHEN WE WERE IN LETHBRIDGE, WE HAD NO SPACE AT ALL FOR ANYTHING. OUR FURNITURE HAD TO BE ALL STORED. THE ONLY POSSESSIONS OF OURS THAT WERE IN THAT HOUSE WERE OUR BEDS AND OUR DRESSERS, MAYBE A COUPLE OF CHAIRS…” “[I DISPLAYED THEM] MORE IN CALGARY, THAN LETHBRIDGE.” ALLEN ELABORATED ON HIS FAMILY’S HISTORY IN LETHBRIDGE, NOTING, “MY MOTHER’S FAMILY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1923, AND SHE WAS ABOUT 12 AT THE TIME. SHE DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL ANY FURTHER AT THAT POINT IN TIME, AND SHE WAS HIRED ON AS A HOUSE GIRL FOR THE STOLZ FAMILY.” “MY DAD’S NAME WAS TOM, THOMAS SPENCE ALLEN, AND MY MOTHER WAS DOROTHY EMMA SCHIELS. MY DAD’S FAMILY - HIS FATHER AND, A FEW YEARS LATER MY DAD AND HIS MOTHER - CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910, AND THEY SETTLED IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE, AT 707 12A ST. NORTH. THERE WERE THREE BOYS AND ONE GIRL. THEY ALL WENT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AT GALBRAITH HIGH SCHOOL, AND MY DAD WORKED FOR THE RAILWAYS. HE STARTED AS A MESSENGER…HE WAS 15 YEARS OF AGE. HE PROGRESSED IN THE FREIGHT CPR BUSINESS, AND BECAME A FREIGHT INSPECTOR IN LETHBRIDGE, AND THEN, IN 1948, WAS TRANSFERRED TO CALGARY. MY MOTHER WAS ALWAYS A HOUSEWIFE. THEY LIVED ON 3RD AVENUE NORTH, BY THE LEALTA THEATRE. THEY HAD JUST ONE CHILD. I GREW UP [IN THAT HOUSE] UNTIL I WAS ABOUT AGE FIVE. AT THAT TIME, THE END OF THE WAR WAS COMING, AND SOLDIERS WERE RETURNING. RENTAL HOUSING BECAME ALMOST NOT AVAILABLE. ANYBODY WHO WAS RENTING AT THAT TIME, IF YOU HADN’T BEEN IN THE FORCES, YOU WERE REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE TO FIND ANOTHER PLACE. IT WAS A HOUSE WHICH WE HAD TO GIVE UP. WE’D BEEN THERE SINCE I WAS BORN. THEN WE MOVED OVER TO 12TH STREET C, THE 500 BLOCK. WE LIVED TEMPORARILY THERE, AND THEN THAT HOUSE WAS SECONDED. WE WERE ONLY THERE MAYBE 6 MONTHS, AND THEN WE MOVED INTO AN ATTIC SPACE AT 507 12TH STREET A NORTH, AND LIVED IN THE 2 ROOMS IN THE ATTIC - NO INSULATION, AND VERY COLD IN THE WINTER, AND HOT IN THE SUMMER.” “[MY FATHER] GOT A PROMOTION [IN 1948]. HE GOT A PROMOTION TO CALGARY…A BETTER JOB.” “MY MOTHER AND DAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE. MY MOTHER WAS THE COLLECTOR IN THE FAMILY. WHEN I WAS MARRIED [IN 1962], ALL OF THESE THINGS SHE GAVE ME TO JUST TAKE ALONG, BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN TO ME. THEY ARE JUST LITTLE ITEMS THAT WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY HAVE ANY VALUE, AND RATHER THAN HAVE THEM JUST GO TO LAND FILL, WE’D LIKE YOU TO HAVE A LOOK AT THEM.” “TODAY IS OUR FIFTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, AND WE’RE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE WE’VE HAD THESE THINGS IN OUR POSSESSION FOREVER, AND WE WANT TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY VALUE TO THE MUSEUM. THEY ARE RELICS THAT WE’VE [GATHERED] FROM PAST YEARS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170023001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170023002
Acquisition Date
2017-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE"
Date Range From
1946
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20090016045
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE"
Date Range From
1946
Date Range To
1953
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
.5
Length
18
Width
12.5
Description
BOOKLET WITH ENCLOSED HANDWRITTEN PAPER NOTE, 2 PCE. BLUE SOFT COVER BOOKLET TITLED “TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE” BY “NORMAN GRUBB”, “FIRST PUBLISHED 1940”, HANDWRITTEN IN BOOKLET’S INSIDE COVER, “E.F. KIRK 204 9TH ST. S. LETHBRIDGE”. PAPER NOTE, 12.6 CM (L) X 6.6 CM (W), HANDWRITTEN IN INK “6TH DAY – READ ALL OF IT AGAIN TO …. AS THEY ARE VITAL”, TYPED IN TR CORNER “LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA”.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE. THIS BOOKLET AND NOTE WERE DONATED TO THE GALT THREE YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL WORK BOX AND CONTENTS DONATION. THE ITEMS WERE OFFERED TO GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS WHO, ON 20 JUNE 2012, BROUGHT THE ITEMS TO COLLECTIONS SAYING, “ARLENE STEELE (DONOR’S DAUGHTER) DROPPED THE BOOKLET OFF AT THE FRONT DESK. SHE PHONED A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER TO CHECK THAT I HAD RECEIVED IT. SHE TOLD ME SHE FOUND IT IN HER HOUSE BUT DOESN’T REMEMBER HOW IT GOT SEPARATED FROM THE MAUGHAM WORK BOX. ARLENE WAS FASCINATED BY THE CONTENTS OF THE BOX AS A CHILD AND REMEMBERS THE BOOKLET BEING IN IT. SHE ALSO REMEMBERS HER MOTHER, KATHERINE TWISS TELLING HER THAT MISS KIRK WAS A VERY RELIGIOUS PERSON.” *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME ASSOCIATED WITH EDITH KIRK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON KIRK, THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS BOOKLET, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PERSENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." EDITH KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016045
Acquisition Date
2012-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
INTERNATIONAL CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19870010014
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INTERNATIONAL CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
62.7
Width
47.5
Description
FRAMED CODE OF ETHICS, BLACK FRAME. "ADOPTED BY THE THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AT LONDON, ENGLAND, OCTOBER, 1949."
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
COMPLIMENTS OF ABBOTT LABORATORIES CHICAGO, ILLINOIS U.S.A. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010014
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
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
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, VINYL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19950073055
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, VINYL, BRASS
No. Pieces
5
Height
2.3
Length
28
Width
25.7
Description
VINYL COVERED ALBUM WITH SEASHELL PRINT. BRASS COILED SPINE, WITH BLACK CARDBOARD PAGES INSIDE SEPARATED BY THIN SHEETS OF TEXTURED ONION PAPER. PAGES ARE BLANK. C/W 2-PIECE BOX WITH WHITE BASE, AND LID PRINTED WITH VARIOUS WORLD TOURIST SITES. BLUE, WITH GREEN, YELLOW AND ORANGE PICTURES. ALSO INCLUDED ARE TWO ENVELOPES OF "DENNISON PHOTO CORNERS". GREEN WITH WHITE PRINT, READS "GREEN FOIL 60 FOR 10C PRECISION-MADE PHOTO CORNERS WITH STRONG, QUICK-STICK GUMMING TO MOUNT PICTURES, POSTCARDS, ETC., YOU WANT TO KEEP." BACK OF ENVELOPES HAVE INSTRUCTIONS, WITH "DENNISON DRUMMONDVILLE QUE.". ONE PACKAGE UNOPENED; OTHER OPEN BUT FULL.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
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
P19950073055
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
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CERTIFICATE, MEMBERSHIP

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Other Name
FRAMED CERTIFICATE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073024
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRAMED CERTIFICATE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
3
Length
56.7
Width
46
Description
WHITE CERTIFICATE WITH BLACK ORIENTAL CHARACTERS. "SCCEA" LOGO AT TOP, WITH TAIWANESE FLAG. "SINO-CANADIAN CULTURAL & ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION" IN GOLD LETTERS ACROSS BOTTOM. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF MAN NEAR CENTRE, WITH THIN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE RIBBONS HANGING BELOW. TEXTURED WHITE CARDBOARD MATTE BOARD, WITH GLASS PANEL AND WOOD FRAME. FRAME HAS CREAMY GOLD PAINT, WITH GOLD TRIM AROUND INSIDE BORDER. CARDBOARD BACKING HELD IN PLACE WITH NAILS AND SCOTCH TAPE. DUCT TAPE ALONG TOP AND ONE SIDE. HAS PIANO WIRE AND EYE-HOOKS FOR HANGING.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
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
P19950073024
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073182
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.3
Length
20.6
Width
14.7
Description
FOUR CHINESE SCHOOLBOOKS WITH COLOUR PICTURE OF BOY AND GIRL SITTING UNDER A TREE READING, ON THE FRONT COVER. BOUND ON RIGHT HAND SIDE. INSIDE BACK COVER HAS PRINTED "CHI SHENG BOOK CO. 580E NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, HONG KONG. CABLE ADDRESS: 1879". REST OF PRINTING THROUGHOUT BOOK IS IN CHINESE, WITH SEVERAL BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES. EDITIONS 1, 2, 3, AND 4 (AS INDICATED IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). BACK COVER OF #4 IS FOLDED; BLUE INK SMUDGES BELOW.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. ***
*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
P19950073182
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073183
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.3
Length
20.5
Width
14.5
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER SCHOOLBOOK WITH PICTURE OF THREE CHILDREN LOOKING AT FRAMED PICTURE OF DRAWN CARRIAGE, ON FRONT COVER. YELLOW, WITH RED AND GREEN. BOUND ON RIGHT SIDE. PRINTED ON INSIDE BACK COVER IS "CHI SHENG BOOK CO. 580E NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, HONG KONG. CABLE ADDRESS: 1879". EDITIONS INCLUDE ONE COPY EACH OF #1, #2, #3 AND #4 (AS INDICATED AT BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). MOST TEXT THROUGHOUT BOOK IS IN CHINESE CHARACTERS, WITH SEVERAL BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. *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
P19950073183
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073184
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
8
Height
0.3
Length
20.5
Width
14.5
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER SCHOOLBOOK WITH PICTURE OF THREE CHILDREN (ONE BOY AND TWO GIRLS) LOOKING AT WORM ON LEAF. WHITE WITH BLUE, YELLOW, RED, AND GREEN. BOUND ON RIGHT SIDE. PRINTED ON INSIDE BACK COVER IS "CHI SHENG BOOK CO. 580E NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, HONG KONG. CABLE ADDRESS: 1879". COLOR PICTURES THROUGHOUT. INCLUDES ONE COPY EACH OF EDITIONS ONE THROUGH EIGHT (AS INDICATED ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF FRONT COVER).
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. *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
P19950073184
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073185
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
8 8
Height
0.3
Length
20.5
Width
14.5
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER SCHOOLBOOK WITH PICTURE OF TWO YOUNG CHILDREN AT PLAYTABLE ON FRONT COVER. TEDDY BEAR IN FOREGROUND. BLUE, YELLOW, RED, AND GREEN. BOUND ON RIGHT SIDE. PRINTED ON INSIDE BACK COVER IS "CHI SHENG BOOK CO. 580E NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, HONG KONG. CABLE ADDRESS: 1879". COLOR PICTURES THROUGHOUT. INCLUDES ONE COPY EACH OF EDITIONS ONE THROUGH EIGHT. SPINE ON #2 IS DAMAGED.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. *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
P19950073185
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073186
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.3
Length
20.5
Width
14.5
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER SCHOOLBOOK WITH PICTURE OF TWO CHILDREN WRITING AT TABLE ON A STONE PORCH, ON FRONT COVER. WHITE WITH YELLOW, RED, GREY AND BLUE. BOUND ON RIGHT SIDE. PRINTED ON INSIDE BACK COVER IS "CHI SHENG BOOK CO. 580E NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, HONG KONG. CABLE ADDRESS: 1879". TEXT IS CHINESE CHARACTERS THROUGHOUT. INCLUDES ONE COPY EACH OF EDITIONS ONE THROUGH FOUR (AS INDICATED IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF FRONT COVER).
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. *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
P19950073186
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073187
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.3
Length
21
Width
18.5
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER STORYBOOK WITH ORANGE COVER. PICTURE OF THREE CHILDREN BLOWING BUBBLES, WITH DOG AND CAT ON COVER. BOUND ON THE RIGHT SIDE. BACK HAS PRINTED "READERS FOR KINDERGARTENS, BOOK 2 PUBLISHED BY MORDERN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, LTD." OTHER IS "BOOK 3". COLOR PICTURES THROUGHOUT. TOP OF ONE FRONT COVER HAS HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL "MYRA 2"; OTHER HAS "MYRA ING 3 FEB 6/88". #3 IS A SLIGHTLY DARKER SHADE OF ORANGE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. ***
*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
P19950073187
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073188
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.3
Length
18.2
Width
13.2
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER STORYBOOK WITH GREEN COVER. YELLOW, PINK AND BLUE PICTURE OF TWO CHILDREN READING, ON FRONT COVER. CHINESE TEXT AND COLOR PICTURES THROUGHOUT. INSIDE BACK PAGE HAS "CHI SHENG BOOK CO. 580E NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON HONG KONG". ONE COPY EACH OF EDITION 2, 3, AND 4, AS INDICATED BY BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF COVER. #2 HAS INK SCRIBBLED ON FRONT. BACK PAGE OF #3 IS TORN IN HALF, WITH PIECE DETACHED. BOTTOM LEFT CORNERS OF #4 ARE FOLDED.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. ***
*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
P19950073188
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073189
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
5
Height
0.3
Length
18.5
Width
13.2
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER SCHOOLBOOK, BOUND ON RIGHT SIDE. COVER HAS BROWN, GREEN, BLUE, AND GREY PICTURE OF MOTHER READING LETTER TO THREE CHILDREN. BLACK CHINESE CHARACTERS THROUGHOUT, WITH SOME BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS. ONE OF BOOKS HAS TITLE PRINTED IN BLACK ON FRONT; TWO OTHERS HAVE TITLE PRINTED IN BLUE, AND FINAL TWO HAVE IT PRINTED IN RED. ONE OF RED COPIES HAS SPINE STAPLED SEVERAL TIMES. MINOR CREASES AND FOLDS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. ***
*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
P19950073189
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073190
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHOOLBOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
17.5
Width
12
Description
CHINESE SOFT-COVER STORYBOOK, BOUND ON RIGHT SIDE. COVER HAS GREEN, BLUE, AND BLACK PICTURE OF CHINESE MAN ON HORNED MAMMAL. FLOWERING SHRUB IN BACKGROUND. TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT CORNERS TORN AND MISSING. HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK IS "HAROLD ING"; BACK HAS HANDWRITTEN "THE END". PAGES HAVE CHINESE CHARACTERS PRINTED ON ONE SIDE, AND ILLUSTRATIONS ON REVERSE. PAGES 1 THROUGH 132.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
NARRATIVE BELOW TAKEN FROM "CHINESE SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE" ARTICLE, WRITTEN BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT AIMEE BENOIT (NEE VIEL), FOR LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE’S, FALL 1997 ISSUE. FOR MORE INSIGHTS INTO LETHBRIDGE'S CHINESE SCHOOLS, PLEASE REFERENCE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE, THE DONATION'S SCHOOL DESK (P19950073070), AND THE OTHER THIRTY-SEVEN TEXT/WORK BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION. EDUCATION HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIAL LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. IN ADDITION TO THE MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN OPERATION, SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S, LETHBRIDGE HAD TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL. LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN (2ND AVE. AND 3-4ST. S.), BOTH SCHOOLS OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SEPARATE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE KUOMINTANG OR CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE CHINESE FREEMASONS RESPECTIVELY. YET, RIVALS AT TIMES, THE SCHOOLS WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES. BOTH HOPED TO PERPETUATE CHINESE TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THEY ALSO SOUGHT TO PROVIDE A BRIDGE FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS BETWEEN THE CUSTOMS OF THEIR HOMELAND AND THOSE OF WESTERN SOCIETY. CLASSES IN BOTH SCHOOLS WERE HELD TWO HOURS DAILY, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS ATTENDED REGULAR ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL. CHILDREN LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE IN CANTONESE, AND HAD SOME INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, DANCING, AND CALLIGRAPHY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH SOME TEACHERS WERE PAID, MOST VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, TEACHING ANYWHERE FROM TEN TO TWENTY STUDENTS. BY THE LATE 1960S, THE TWO SCHOOLS HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS BORN AND RAISED IN CANADA. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING “WESTERNIZATION” AND DECLINING ATTENDANCE, BOTH CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WERE FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. ***
*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
P19950073190
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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