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Other Name
BLOCK PRINT ON SILK/RAYON
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD (MASONITE), SILK, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19910041025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLOCK PRINT ON SILK/RAYON
Date
1959
Materials
WOOD (MASONITE), SILK, RAYON
No. Pieces
2
Length
40.5
Width
42.5
Description
RECTANGULAR MIXED RAYON/SILK PIECE WITH GREEN PRINTED DESIGNS AROUND PERIMETER. DESIGNS MADE WITH WOOD BLOCK CARVED TO CREATE DESIGN. WOOD BLOCK INCLUDED MADE OF COMPRESSED FIBRE BOARD SUCH AS MASONITE. TAG WITH "SILK & RAYON MIXED HAND ROLLED."
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR STATES SHE MADE BLOCK & FABRIC PIECE IN HANDICRAFT COURSE IN 1959 IN RED DEER. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING TWO NECKLACES AND A CUSHION COVER DONATED BY MARY EDITH BOOSE IN 1991. INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR COMES FROM HER OBITUARY PUBLISHED ON THE VULCAN FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE. IT STATES BOOSE WAS BORN ON 24 JANUARY 1900 IN LIMA, OHIO. SHE “CAME TO NANTON WITH HER SISTER RUTH AND THEIR PARENTS, HENRY "DICK" FRANKLIN AND MARY ESTHER (NEE RINEHART) BOOSE IN THE SPRING OF 1909. THEY SETTLED ON A FARM 27 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NANTON.” AFTER ATTENDING CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL DURING 1923 – 1924, SHE BECAME A TEACHER. SHE TAUGHT SCHOOL AT EASTWAY. VULCAN, AND TURNER VALLEY. SHE RETIRED IN 1963 AFTER OVER THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF TEACHING. AFTER RETIREMENT, SHE RESIDED IN VULCAN AND PASSED AWAY THERE ON 15 FEBRUARY 1994 AT THE AGE OF 94 YEARS. THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19910041025
Acquisition Date
1991-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PARTY DECORATIONS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000014016
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARTY DECORATIONS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
7
Height
0.3
Length
13.5
Width
10.7
Description
WHITE PAPER ENVELOPE. PRINTED ON FRONT, IN GREEN, IS "USE DENNISON'S ST. PATRIC PARTY GOODS". ABOVE THIS IS THE OUTLINE OF A MAPLE LEAF WITH A "D" WITHIN IT. PRINTED ON BACK FLAP IS "8 PIECES 10¢", WITH TWO GREEN SHAMROCKS AT EACH END. A LARGE GREEN SHAMROCK, MADE OF HEAVY PAPER IS GLUED TO BACK FLAP. PRINTED ON BOTTOM BACK OF ENVELOPE IS "DENNISON'S MADE IN CANADA". INSIDE ENVELOPE ARE SIX GREEN SHAMROCKS, CUT FROM HEAVY PAPER. SHAMROCKS ARE PLAIN.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR PASSED AWAY AUGUST 3, 2001. BORN 10 MAY 1919 IN CARDIFF, ALBERTA, HE WAS RAISED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF EDMONTON. IN 1945 HE MARRIED MOLLY AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE PRACTICED CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR 30 YEARS IN THE FIRM MEECH, MITCHELL, ROBINS AND WATSON. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PRACTICED CONSULTING, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOYED VACATIONING IN MONTANA AND ARIZONA, BUT MADE SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY LOVED IT. MAURICE'S WIFE MOLLY PASSED AWAY JUST PRIOR TO HIM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A TABLE PAD. ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE DONORS' NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH ADDS TO THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION. MOLLY MITCHELL WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND GREW UP IN EDMONTON, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND MAURICE MITCHELL. THE COUPLE HAD THREE CHILDREN: MAURA, KURT, AND SCOTT. AFTER RAISING HER FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE, MOLLY RETURNED TO WORK AS A SOCIAL WORKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20000014016
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MODEL CANNON
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20020033002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MODEL CANNON
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
3
Height
7.5
Length
20.2
Width
9.4
Description
CANNON IS MADE OUT OF METAL (BRASS OR COPPER), AND IS VERY ORNATE WITH ENGRAVINGS COVERING IT, AND TWO ELABORATE HANDLES AT THE TOP, AND ONE AND THE BACK. THE METAL IS SLIGHTLY GREEN IN COLOR. THE CANNON RESTS ON A WOODEN BASE THAT HAS WHEELS AT ALL 4 CORNERS. THERE ARE TWO CLASPS WHICH CAN BE RAISED OR LOWERED TO RELEASE THE CANNON. THERE IS ALSO A SMALL WEDGE SHAPED PIECE OF WOOD WITH A HANDLE. WHEN INSERTED UNDER THE CANNON, THIS PIECE WILL RAISE AND LOWER THE CYLINDER DEPENDING ON HOW FAR IT'S INSERTED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
MILITARY
History
FOR INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, SEE P20020033001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20020033002
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MODEL AIRPLANE
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20020033001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MODEL AIRPLANE
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.1
Length
24.2
Width
17.8
Description
MODEL PLANE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF A WORLD WAR ONE ERA BRITISH BI-PLANE (POSSIBLY A CAMEL) WITH GREEN AND BROWN CAMOUFLAGE COVERING IT'S FUSELAGE AND WINGS. THE TWO - BLADED PROP IS SILVER IN COLOR AND SPINS ON A NAIL. THERE ARE TWO BRITISH MILITARY INSIGNIA ON THE UPPER WING.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
MILITARY
History
THE ARTIST RADFORD WHITT (THE DONORS EX-HUSBAND) MADE THESE MODELS AS A CHILD GROWING UP ON A FARM NEAR A POW CAMP IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. AS AN ONLY CHILD HE WOULD VISIT THE POW CAMP AND THE PRISONERS OF WAR WOULD BUILD HIM SMALL MODELS OF GUNS AND OTHER MILITARY RELATED ITEMS. THESE MODELS GOT HIM INTERESTED IN MODEL BUILDING. RAD WHITT WAS BORN IN MAGRATH; HIS GRANDFATHER HAD HOMESTEADED THERE. RAD MET DONOR (STELLA WHITT) WHO WAS FROM CARDSTON AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1964. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20020033001
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MODEL PANZER III TANK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20020033003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MODEL PANZER III TANK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.9
Length
17.2
Width
9.3
Description
TANK IS COLORED BEIGE AND REPRESENTS A PANZER III FROM THE GERMAN AFRICAN CAMPAIGN. THE ID NUMBER "711" IS WRITTEN ON THE SIDE. THE TURRET ROTATES FREELY. THERE IS A GERMAN SIGN AT THE TOP OF THE TURRET AS WELL AS A PICTURE OF A SMALL PALM TREE WITH A GERMAN SWASTIKA IN IT ON EVERY SIDE OF THE TANK.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
MILITARY
History
THIS MODEL DISPLAYS MARKINGS AND PAINT SCHEMES ASSOCIATED WITH WORLD WAR TWO GERMANY’S MILITARY CAMPAIGN IN AFRICA. MANY OF CAMP 133’S INTERNEES WERE FORMER MEMBERS OF GERMANY’S AFRIKA KORPS. POWS PRODUCED A VARIETY OF HANDCRAFTED OBJECTS TO PASS TIME AND TO TRADE IN EXCHANGE FOR LUXURY ITEMS. DONOR CLAIMED DECEASED HUSBAND, RADFORD WHITT, WAS CREATOR OF DONATED PANZER TANK AND GERMAN ARMOURED CAR. WHITT WAS BORN AND RAISED ON MAGRATH-AREA FARM; HIS GRANDFATHER HAD HOMESTEADED THERE. DONOR STATED THAT WHITT, AN ONLY CHILD, HAD CONTACT WITH THE PRISONERS WHEN HE WAS VERY YOUNG. THE POWS BUILT WHITT SMALL MODELS OF GUNS AND OTHER MILITARY RELATED ITEMS. DONOR STATED THAT WHITT BECAME INTERESTED IN MODEL BUILDING HIMSELF DUE TO THE INFLUENCE AND GIFTS OF THE POWS. DUE TO OPPOSING QUALITIES OF WORKMANSHIP SHOWN IN THE DONATION, IT IS THE VIEW OF COLLECTIONS STAFF, THAT THE ARMOURED CAR AND PANZER TANK ARE, IN FACT, GIFTS MADE BY THE POWS FOR WHITT AND NOT, AS THE DONOR CLAIMED, MADE BY WHITT HIMSELF. THE ASSERTION IS ALSO BASED ON THE ABITLITY OF THE MODELLER (POW) TO DEPICT THE TOP-SIDE DETAILS OF THE PANZER, INFORMATION WHICH WOULD UNLIKELY BE AVAILBLE TO A CIVILIAN CANADIAN CHILD IN WORLD WAR TWO. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFO ON WHITT AND HIS EXPOSURE TO THE POWS. RAD MET DONOR (STELLA WHITT) WHO WAS FROM CARDSTON AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1964. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20020033003
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ARMOURED CAR MODEL
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20020033004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARMOURED CAR MODEL
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.6
Length
13.3
Width
6.7
Description
4-WHEELED ARMORED CAR, KHAKI (SAND) COLORED HAS FULLY ROTATING 3-GUN TURRET. 1 SMALL ARMS TURRET GUN MISSING. BLACK TIRES MAY BE COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED. NO MILITARY MARKINGS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
LEISURE
MILITARY
History
THIS MODEL DISPLAYS PAINT SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH WORLD WAR TWO GERMANY’S MILITARY CAMPAIGN IN AFRICA. MANY OF CAMP 133’S INTERNEES WERE FORMER MEMBERS OF GERMANY’S AFRIKA KORPS. POWS PRODUCED A VARIETY OF HANDCRAFTED OBJECTS TO PASS TIME AND TO TRADE IN EXCHANGE FOR LUXURY ITEMS. DONOR CLAIMED DECEASED HUSBAND, RADFORD WHITT, WAS CREATOR OF DONATED PANZER TANK AND GERMAN ARMOURED CAR. WHITT WAS BORN AND RAISED ON MAGRATH-AREA FARM; HIS GRANDFATHER HAD HOMESTEADED THERE. DONOR STATED THAT WHITT, AN ONLY CHILD, HAD CONTACT WITH THE PRISONERS WHEN HE WAS VERY YOUNG. POWS MAY HAVE BEEN BILLETTED IN THE WHITT HOME. THE POWS BUILT WHITT SMALL MODELS OF GUNS AND OTHER MILITARY RELATED ITEMS. DONOR STATED THAT WHITT BECAME INTERESTED IN MODEL BUILDING HIMSELF DUE TO THE INFLUENCE AND GIFTS OF THE POWS. DUE TO OPPOSING QUALITIES OF WORKMANSHIP SHOWN IN THE DONATION, IT IS THE VIEW OF COLLECTIONS STAFF, THAT THE ARMOURED CAR AND PANZER TANK ARE, IN FACT, GIFTS MADE BY THE POWS FOR WHITT AND NOT, AS THE DONOR CLAIMED, MADE BY WHITT HIMSELF. THE ASSERTION IS ALSO BASED ON THE ABITLITY OF THE MODELLER (POW) TO DEPICT THE TOP-SIDE DETAILS OF THE PANZER, INFORMATION WHICH WOULD UNLIKELY BE AVAILBLE TO A CIVILIAN CANADIAN CHILD IN WORLD WAR TWO. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFO ON WHITT AND HIS EXPOSURE TO THE POWS. RAD MET DONOR (STELLA WHITT) WHO WAS FROM CARDSTON AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1964. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20020033004
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
THREE SETS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER
Catalogue Number
P19990009073
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THREE SETS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTER
No. Pieces
6
Description
1-2. SET SHAKERS; 2 PIECES. 8.6CM (H) X 7.5CM (L) X 3.5CM (W). SET OF TWO PLASTER DUCKS WITH HOLES IN BACKS FOR SALT AND PEPPER; CORKS IN BASE. ONE DUCK IS YELLOW, AND THE OTHER LIGHT BROWN; BLUE BEAKS AND FEET. DUCKS ARE STANDING ON SHORT LOG. BOTTOMS STAMPED "JAPAN"; HANDWRITTEN "85". 3-4. SET SHAKERS; 2 PIECES. 6.6CM (H) X 7.9CM (L) X 3.3CM (W). SET OF TWO PLASTER DUCKS WITH HOLES IN BACKS FOR SALT AND PEPPER. CORK IN ONE BASE; OTHER MISSING. DUCKS ARE RING-NECKED MALLARDS; GREEN HEADS AND GREY BODIES. STAMPED ON BOTTOMS IS "JAPAN". 5. ORNAMENT. 11.2CM (H) X 10.5CM (L) X 4.8CM (W). PLASTER ORNAMENT. RING-NECK MALLARD WITH GREEN HEAD AND GREY BODY; STANDING ON YELLOW BASE. HOLE IN BOTTOM; STAMPED "JAPAN". 6. ORNAMENT. 14.2CM (H) X 16.5CM (L) X 6.8CM (W). PLASTER ORNAMENT. BLACK DUCK WITH PALE YELLOW UNDERBELLY. STANDS ON YELLOW BASE WITH SMALL TREE STUMP AND CATTAIL. STICKER ON BOTTOM WITH "1.65".
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. ACCORDING TO GRANT, ONE OF LOIS'S COUSINS COLLECTED SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS AND DISTRIBUTED THE EXTRAS AS BIRTHDAY, ETC. PRESENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009073
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CONCORD COACH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19900020080
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONCORD COACH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Length
81.2
Width
17.8
Description
PLASTIC MODEL OF STAGE COACH WITH 2 RIDERS & 4 HORSES. LEAD PAIR OF HORSES SIT ON A SMALL WHEEL. 2 DOORS, OPEN WINDOWS. "P" EMBOSSED ON EACH DOOR. BROKEN & INCOMPLETE; BACK RIGHT WHEEL BROKEN OFF AXIS. ONE MAN POSITIONED TO HOLD REIGNS; OTHER HOLDS RIFLE. RED COACH WITH GOLD FIXINGS; BLACK HORSES. BROKEN & INCOMPLETE, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
LEISURE
History
THIS MODEL WAS USED AS A CENTRE PIECE AT COMPANY EVENTS. IT REPRESENTS CONCORD STAGECOACH ON OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER LABEL. A FULL SIZE REPLICA CONCORD STAGECOACH WAS HAND BUILT FOLLOWING THE SPECIFICATION OF THE ABBOT & DOWNING COMPNAY OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WHICH BEGAN BUILDING COACHES IN THE EARLY 1800S. THE STAGECOACH WAS A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. THE ORIGINAL COACH BROUGH MAIL AND PASSENGERS FROM FORT BENTON, MONTANA TO LETHBRIDGE. THE REPLICA MADE ITS APPEARANCE AT FAIRS, RODEOS AND LOCAL FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020080
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
VALENTINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960000037
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VALENTINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
87
Width
81.2
Description
WHITE PAPER HEART-SHAPED VALENTINE WITH RED TISSUE PAPER STAPLED TO BORDER AS TRIM. 28 PAPER VALENTINES (CUT-OUT TYPE) GLUED TO HEART IN RANDOM ARRANGEMENT WITH ONE ELONGATED ONE IN CENTER (29 TOTAL). PAPER IS WRINKLED SLIGHTLY, WITH TEARS IN TISSUE THROUGHOUT BORDER. BACK OF VALENTINE IS PLAIN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
LEISURE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOUND IN DRY LAB WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION OR KNOWN PROVENANCE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS FOUND.
Catalogue Number
P19960000037
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WEBLEY MK 1, SN '27'
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRONZE
Catalogue Number
P20070016000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEBLEY MK 1, SN '27'
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, BRONZE
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.0
Length
26.3
Width
4.5
Description
REVOLVER, 6 SHOT, .455 CALIBRE, SILVER FINISH ON STEEL (?), BRONZE GRIPS CAST IN A LEAF PATTERN, MARKED, “…1972” CYLINDER MARKED, “27” RIGHT SIDE OF GUN MARKED WITH A CROWN OVER “R, O” IN FRONT OF CYLINDER, METAL LANYARD LOOP AT BOTTOM OF GRIP. GRIPS NOT ORIGINAL TO REVOLVER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
LEISURE
History
BARBARA MARTENS CONSULTED WITH HER HUSBAND, DONOR CORNIE MARTENS (WHO WAS THEN IN THE HOSPITAL) AT TIME OF DONATION. THE DONOR PURCHASED THE REVOLVER TO USE AS AN EXAMPLE FOR WESTERN SCULPTURES. HE PURCHASED IT FROM A GUN SHOP IN VANCOUVER IN THE EARLY 1970S. CORNIE MARTENS, A BRONZE SCULPTOR, COLLECTED ABOUT FIVE OR SIX GUNS IN ORDER TO USE THEM AS MODELS FOR HIS WESTERN SCULPTURES. WHILE HE HAD A SMALL COLLECTION OF FIREARMS, THIS WEBLEY MK1 REVOLVER WAS THE ONLY ONE HE EVER ALTERED. HE REPLACED THE GRIPS WITH ONES HE HAD SCULPTED SOME TIME IN THE LATE 1970S. ACCORDING TO HIS WIFE, HE SCULPTED THE GRIPS "JUST FOR INTEREST." THE DONOR WAS BORN IN THE UKRAINE AND MOVED TO SASKATCHEWAN AT A YOUNG AGE. NOT LONG AFTER THAT, HIS FAMILY RELOCATED TO COALDALE, WHERE MARTENS RESIDED FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS LIFE. THE DONOR BECAME INTERESTED IN ART WHEN HE WAS A BOY. ALTHOUGH HE HAD NO FORMAL TRAINING, MUCH OF HIS ARTWORK WAS SCULPTURAL. HE WORKED IN BRONZE, WAX, PLASTICINE, ALUMINUM, TIN, CLAY, FIBREGLASS AND MORE. WESTERN MOTIFS AND THE RODEO WERE THEMES FOUND THROUGHOUT HIS ARTWORK. SOME OF HIS WORKS INCLUDE, A BRONZE MINER STATUE FOR THE "MINER'S LIBRARY", A STATUE OF JERRY POTTS (AWARDED TO OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTORS TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA TOURISM) AND MORE. CORNIE MARTENS PASSED AWAY ON JULY 29, 2009. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20070016000
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STAGE PERFORMANCE BORDER
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLYWOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20110031021
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAGE PERFORMANCE BORDER
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLYWOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
5
Height
303.5
Length
114.3
Description
STAGE PERFORMANCE BORDER, IN FIVE PANEL PIECES. .001 TOP CENTRE PANEL. RECTANGULAR. VERY THIN PLYWOOD. GREEN BACKGROUND WITH PINK/RED FLOWERS. TWO FLAGS IN THE CENTRE: THE KUOMINTANG/NATIONAL LEAGUE FLAG IS ON THE LEFT (NAVY BLUE WITH A GOLDEN YELLOW SUN IN THE MIDDLE) AND THE FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA IS ON THE RIGHT (RED BODY, WITH A NAVY BLUE RECTANGLE IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER AND A GOLDEN YELLOW SUN IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS NAVY SECTION). BETWEEN THE FLAGS IS A NAVY BLUE, ROUGHLY OCTAGON SHAPE, WITH ANOTHER GOLDEN YELLOW SUN IN THE CENTRE. ALONG THE BOTTOM IS A REPEATING PATTERN IN RED AND YELLOW OF TWO DOTS, A LINE, AND A DOT. SCREW HOLES ALONG THE TOP AND SIDES FOR MOUNTING. ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE OF THE PANEL IS A SMALL RECTANGULAR PIECE, ATTACHED WITH WIRE, ROUGHLY 19CM X 7.6CM. PANEL IS 241.6CM X 47.6CM POOR TO FAIR CONDITION. PANEL IS WELL WORN, THE COLOURS ARE FADED, AND THE PAINT IS CHIPPED IN SEVERAL SPOTS. .002 TOP SIDE PANEL. RECTANGULAR. VERY THIN PLYWOOD. ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PANEL ARE THE TOPS OF TWO COLUMNS. A SMALL PINK/RED FLOWER ON A GREEN VINE IS VISIBLE ON THE COLUMN. TO THE LEFT OF THE COLUMNS IS A SECTION OF GREEN WITH PINK/RED FLOWERS. ALONG THE BOTTOM IS A REPEATING PATTERN IN RED AND YELLOW OF TWO DOTS, A LINE, AND A DOT. BELOW THE RED AND YELLOW SECTION IS A NAVY BLUE SECTION, WITH A YELLOW SECTION JUST TO THE RIGHT OF THE COLUMN. SCREW HOLES ALONG THE TOP AND SIDES FOR MOUNTING. PANEL IS 200.7CM X 56.2CM POOR TO FAIR CONDITION. PAINT SCRATCHED OFF, ESPECIALLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GREEN FLOWER SECTION. NOT AS FADED OR AS WORN AS .001. TAPE REMNANTS IN THE GREEN SECTION TO THE RIGHT OF COLUMNS. .003 TOP SIDE PANEL. RECTANGULAR. VERY THIN PLYWOOD. ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PANEL ARE THE TOPS OF TWO COLUMNS. TO THE LEFT OF THE COLUMNS IS A SECTION OF GREEN WITH PINK/RED FLOWERS. ALONG THE BOTTOM IS A REPEATING PATTERN IN RED AND YELLOW OF TWO DOTS, A LINE, AND A DOT. BELOW THE RED AND YELLOW SECTION IS A NAVY BLUE SECTION, WITH A YELLOW SECTION JUST TO THE RIGHT OF THE COLUMN. SCREW HOLES ALONG THE TOP AND SIDES FOR MOUNTING. PANEL IS 243.2CM X 55.2CM POOR TO FAIR CONDITION. TAN PAINT ALONG THE BOTTOM, OVER THE GREEN SECTION, IN SEVERAL AREAS. THE NAVY BLUE SECTION HAS A LOT OF HAIRLINE CRACKS IN THE PAINT. .004 SIDE PANEL. RECTANGULAR. VERY THIN PLYWOOD. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PANEL IS A RECTANGLE IN THREE SHADES OF BROWN/TAN. ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PANEL THERE ARE TWO COLUMNS, WHICH HAVE PINK/RED FLOWERS ON GREEN VINES WRAPPED AROUND THEM. NAVY BLUE CURTAIN TO THE RIGHT OF COLUMNS. THERE IS A VERTICAL RECTANGLE OVER THIS NAVY CURTAIN. THE RECTANGLE HAS A LIGHT BLUE/GREEN BACKGROUND AND HAS SEVEN CHINESE CHARACTERS IN YELLOW. THERE IS ORNAMENTATION AROUND THIS RECTANGLE. THE NAVY CURTAIN IS HELD BACK WITH A GOLDEN YELLOW TIEBACK NEAR THE TOP. ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE IS A VERTICAL RECTANGLE WITH AN ORANGE BACKGROUND AND SEVEN CHINESE CHARACTERS IN BLACK. SCREW HOLES FOR MOUNTING AROUND EDGE OF PANEL. PANEL IS 303.5CM X 114.3CM POOR TO FAIR CONDITION. IN WORSE CONDITION THAN .005. LOTS OF LITTLE HOLES, ESPECIALLY ON THE NAVY CURTAIN. LOTS OF WALL PAINT FLECKS, ESPECIALLY ON THE COLUMNS. THE BLUE VERTICAL RECTANGLE IS MORE GREEN THAN ON .005 AND THE PAINT IS VERY, VERY WORN. .005 SIDE PANEL. RECTANGULAR. VERY THIN PLYWOOD. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PANEL IS A RECTANGLE IN THREE SHADES OF BROWN/TAN. ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PANEL THERE ARE TWO COLUMNS, WHICH HAVE PINK/RED FLOWERS ON GREEN VINES WRAPPED AROUND THEM. NAVY BLUE CURTAIN TO THE LEFT OF COLUMNS. THERE IS A VERTICAL RECTANGLE OVER THIS NAVY CURTAIN. THE RECTANGLE HAS A LIGHT BLUE/GREEN BACKGROUND AND HAS SEVEN CHINESE CHARACTERS IN YELLOW. THERE IS ORNAMENTATION AROUND THIS RECTANGLE. BELOW THIS BLUE RECTANGLE, ON THE NAVY CURTAIN, ARE SEVERAL CHINESE CHARACTERS ON A DIAGONAL, PAINTED ON IN RED. THE NAVY CURTAIN IS HELD BACK WITH A GOLDEN YELLOW TIEBACK NEAR THE TOP. ON THE FAR LEFT SIDE IS A VERTICAL RECTANGLE WITH AN ORANGE BACKGROUND AND SEVEN CHINESE CHARACTERS IN BLACK. SCREW HOLES FOR MOUNTING AROUND EDGE OF PANEL. PANEL IS 303.5CM X 114.3CM POOR TO FAIR CONDITION. LOTS OF CHIPPED PAINT. PANEL IS FADED/DISCOLOURED. BOTTOM BACK IS IN ESPECIALLY POOR CONDITION AND IS VERY DIRTY.
Subjects
PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
FINE ARTS
LEISURE
History
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT COMES FROM INTERVIEWS HELD WITH MAY LEE AND JUDY CHAN, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG AND JANICE WONG. PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE LIVES OF MAY LEE, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG THEIR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA ARE FOUND BELOW THE ARTIFACT DETAILS AND BELOW THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY BUILDING. MAY RECALLED THAT THERE WERE OPERAS AT THE SOCIETY BUILDING, BUT THAT THEY DIDN’T COME VERY OFTEN. SHE DIDN’T RECALL ATTENDING MANY OPERAS, BUT DID REMEMBER THAT “HONG WONG WAS SINGING THERE.” RICHARD, MEANWHILE, THOUGHT THAT THE OPERAS WERE FINISHED BEFORE HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE. HE NEVER SAW AN OPERA PRODUCTION AT THE SOCIETY BUILDING, BUT DID RECALL THAT PROJECTION FILMS WERE SHOWN. RICHARD SUGGESTED “ASK HONG. HE LIKED A LITTLE BIT OF OPERA TOO … HE SANG IN STUFF LIKE THAT.” HONG INDICATED THAT THERE WAS NO OPERAS AT THE SOCIETY BUILDING WHEN HE CAME IN 1951, BUT THAT THE SOCIETY DID STAGE PRODUCTIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY. ASKED WHERE THE COSTUMES CAME FROM, HONG SAID “WE GOT THEM FROM CALGARY AT THAT TIME, WELL, ACTUALLY WE JUST BORROWED THEM. WE DIDN’T HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY THEM.” HONG CONTINUED SAYING THAT THIS STAGE PERFORMANCE BORDER WAS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A LARGE MURAL (SEE P20010027000) AND A STAGE. A SERIES OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD GIVE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY AND ITS BUILDING: THE BUILDING THAT HOUSED THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY WAS BUILT IN 1909-1910 IN THE 300 BLOCK OF 2 AVENUE SOUTH AND IT WAS ORIGINALLY A RESTAURANT. BY 1915 IT HAD BECOME THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE KAO MIN TANG (ALTERNATIVE SPELLINGS INCLUDE KUOMINTANG, KUO MIN TANG, GUOMINDANG, AND GUO MIN DANG). THE BUILDING WAS DESIGNATED AS A PROVINCIAL HERITAGE RESOURCE IN 1995 BECAUSE OF ITS VALUE AS A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE FOR THE LETHBRIDGE CHINESE COMMUNITY. THE BUILDING WAS USED IN A VARIETY OF WAYS BY THE SOCIETY AND INCLUDED, AT VARIOUS TIMES, A RESTAURANT, A SCHOOL, AND LIVING ACCOMODATIONS. IN FEBRUARY 2011 A SECTION OF THE BRICK FAÇADE FELL OFF THE BUILDING AND CITY INSPECTORS DETERMINED THAT THE TIMBER AND RED BRICK STRUCTURE WAS POTENTIALLY UNSTABLE. THE BUILDING WAS TORN DOWN A SHORT TIME LATER. LETHBRIDGE'S CHINATOWN EMERGED IN 1901, A RESULT OF THE CHINESE POPULATION BEING RELEGATED TO A SECTION OF THE CITY BETWEEN GALT GARDENS AND THE COULEES. IN A JANUARY 7, 2002 ARTICLE ALBERT LEONG EXPLAINS THAT NO ONE REALLY WANTED CHINESE PEOPLE AROUND AND THAT “’ THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE ONLY PLACE THEY COULD START BUSINESSES WAS BETWEEN THE COULEES AT THE PARK, BECAUSE THE CITY DIDN’T WANT ANY COMPETITION FOR THE WHITE BUSINESSMEN … BUT ‘GHETTO-IZED’ OR NOT, THE CHINESE WHO CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FORMED AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE BACKBONE OF THIS CITY, [AND MADE] NOTEWORTHY [CONTRIBUTIONS] TO THE HISTORY OF THIS PLACE.’” BUSINESSES SUCH AS LAUNDRIES, MARKET GARDENS, AND RESTAURANTS WERE OPENED IN CHINATOWN, WITH THE RESIDENTS LIVING IN ROOMS ABOVE THE BUSINESSES. IN 1912 THERE WERE ABOUT 100 PEOPLE LIVING IN CHINATOWN AND BY THE 1930S, IT WAS A BUSTLING COMMUNITY. THE POPULATION OF CHINATOWN DWINDLED FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. JANICE WONG, PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY IN 2015, GAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY IN AN INTERVIEW: AS OF 2015, THE SOCIETY EXISTS MORE AS A SOCIAL CLUB AND THE SOCIETY HOLDS THREE CELEBRATORY DINNERS EACH YEAR, USUALLY HELD AT THE NEW DYNASTY RESTAURANT. THE SOCIETY ALSO VISITS THE CEMETERY ON A YEARLY BASIS “TO HONOUR THE ANCESTORS, CLEAN THE TOMBS, BRING FOOD, DO THE USUAL THINGS THAT WE USED TO DO – EAT ON GRAVES, BURN THE INCENSE. WE DO THAT EVERY YEAR STILL TO HONOUR OUR ANCESTORS. IT IS USUALLY IN THE SPRING … IN APRIL.” JANICE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIETY, INDICATING THAT THERE IS SOME TALK ABOUT RE-BUILDING “BUT THAT INVOLVES A LOT OF PLANNING, AND MONEY, AND FUNDRAISING” AND SHE QUESTIONS WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS ENOUGH OF A MEMBERSHIP BASE TO GO FORWARD WITH RE-BUILDING. SHE ALSO EXPLAINED THAT PREVIOUS CHINESE IMMIGRANTS HAD TENDED TO COME FROM THE SAME GEOGRAPHIC REGION, BUT THAT PRESENTLY IMMIGRANTS ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER CHINA: “THERE’S A LOT OF INFLUX OF PEOPLE FROM CHINA THAT AREN’T FROM THE SAME AREA, BECAUSE TRADITIONALLY, THE PEOPLE WERE ALL FROM THE SAME AREA AND SPOKE THE SAME DIALECT AND HAD THAT SORT OF THING KEEPING THEM TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY OVERSEAS FROM CHINA.” PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE LIVES OF MAY LEE, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG AND THEIR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA ARE BELOW: MAY LEE: MAY WAS ACTUALLY BORN IN CANADA AND IS KNOWN AS A GOLD MOUNTAIN GIRL, BECAUSE SHE IS A CANADIAN-BORN CHINESE WOMAN. MAY EXPLAINS: “I WAS BORN IN CANADA. I WAS BORN IN NANOOSE BAY. WHEN I WAS 4 YEARS OLD, WE MOVED TO VICTORIA. WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD AND THE WHOLE FAMILY, IN 1930, GO BACK TO CHINA.” DURING THE WAR, THE JAPANESE BOMBED THE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL IN TOCSIN CITY AND MAY’S MOTHER DECIDED TO SEND MAY AND HER BROTHER TO HONG KONG TO START THE PROCESS OF COMING TO CANADA. MAY STARTED ENGLISH SCHOOL IN HONG KONG, BUT OFTEN MISSED CLASSES BECAUSE SHE WAS SICK FROM THE HEAT. SHE SAYS THAT SHE’S LEARNED MOST OF HER ENGLISH FROM HER HUSBAND, HER CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND EVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS MARRIED TO HOM MEN LEE, AKA JIMMY LEE, ON NOVEMBER 16, 1938 IN VICTORIA, BC. JIMMY WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE GALT HOSPITAL, BUT WAS SENT BACK TO CHINA AS A CHILD FOR HIS EDUCATION. JIMMY’S FAMILY HAD COME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1914 AND OWNED LEE-DUC CLEANERS. THE LEE FAMILY LIVED ABOVE THE SHOP, WHICH WAS ON 13TH STREET NORTH, NEAR HIGA’S JEWELERS. MAY’S MAIN MEMORY OF CHINATOWN: “ALL I REMEMBER IN CHINATOWN, IN SUMMERTIME, LOTS OF OLD GUYS SITTING IN FRONT OF GUOMINDANG. AUNTIE HELEN GREW UP IN CHINATOWN. I THINK SHE KNOWS MORE ABOUT CHINATOWN. IN THE OLDEN DAYS, I HARDLY GO OUT, JUST TO BUY GROCERIES.” JUDY ADDED THAT MAY HAD 8 CHILDREN AND WAS KEPT BUSY AT HOME RAISING THEM. RICHARD LOO: RICHARD ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953, HAVING LEFT THE MAINLAND OF CHINA IN 1949. RICHARD’S GRANDFATHER HAD MOVED TO CANADA IN EITHER LATE 1800S OR THE EARLY 1900S AND HAD HAD TO PAY THE HEAD TAX. HIS GRANDFATHER WORKED AS A COOK IN RESTAURANTS, EITHER IN LETHBRIDGE OR IN TABER (ACCORDING TO RICHARD, HIS GRANDFATHER WORKED THROUGH THE WAR YEARS IN TABER). RICHARD’S GRANDFATHER HAD PLANNED ON MOVING BACK TO CHINA WHEN HE RETIRED, BUT THEN THE COMMUNISTS TOOK OVER, AND HE ELECTED TO STAY. AT THAT TIME, HE INVITED RICHARD TO MOVE TO LETHBRIDGE AS WELL. RICHARD LEFT HONG KONG, AFTER LIVING THERE FOR 8 MONTHS, ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 2PM LOCAL TIME. HE FINALLY ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HE WAS LUCKY IN THAT HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FLIGHTS ON SALE. NORMALLY A TICKET FROM HONG KONG TO VANCOUVER WOULD HAVE COST $700, BUT RICHARD WAS ABLE TO SECURE A FLIGHT FOR ONLY $500. HE ALSO INDICATED THAT HIS FLIGHT TO LETHBRIDGE WAS ONLY $39.95. ON RECALLING HIS FIRST TIME IN LETHBRIDGE, RICHARD RECOUNTED THE FOLLOWING STORY: “SO, BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE AIRPORT, I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SAY NOTHING. DIDN’T KNOW – MAYBE COULD SAY ‘GOOD MORNING’ – THAT’S ALL YOU COULD SAY, JUST ANYWAYS HOW TO SAY ‘HELLO’ – SO, ANYWAY, SO IN THE MEANTIME, THE FELLOW AT THE AIRPORT MUST HAVE KNOWN ZEKE, YOU KNOW ZEKE QUAN [OWNER OF] THE LOTUS INN [RESTAURANT], AND HE PHONED HIM UP. HE SAYS, ‘ZEKE.’ I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT – NOTHING. AND THEN HE SAYS, ‘HEY, THIS IS A CHINA BOY HERE. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH HIM?’ SO, ZEKE SAYS, ‘OH, JUST TAKE HIM TO CHINATOWN AND DUMP HIM.’ NOW, I DIDN’T KNOW THOSE, NOT UNTIL LATER ON. ZEKE’S SON GO TO SAME SCHOOL I DID – CENTRAL SCHOOL.” RICHARD INITIALLY LIVED IN THE SOCIETY BUILDING FOR SEVERAL YEARS, OCCUPYING A ROOM THAT HAD BEEN RECENTLY VACATED BY ANOTHER MAN NAMED LOO WHO HAD GONE TO WORK IN PICTURE BUTTE. RICHARD RECALLED THAT THE SOCIETY WAS A GOOD PLACE TO FEEL A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND THAT IT WAS A WELCOMING PLACE FOR NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS, A PLACE WHERE THEY WEREN’T DISCRIMINATED AGAINST. HONG WONG: HONG ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AND WAS INVITED TO THE CITY BY HIS UNCLE SHUEY WONG, WHO WAS ALREADY LIVING HERE. UNCLE SHUEY HAD COME TO CANADA SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE AND HAD HAD TO PAY THE $500 HEAD TAX. HONG TRAVELED WITH HIS BROTHER FROM MAINLAND CHINA TO HONG KONG, IN ORDER TO GO TO THE CANADIAN EMBASSY. ON HIS FERRY RIDE TO HONG KONG, HE WAS SHOT BY BANDITS AND WAS REQUIRED TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME TO RECOVER. HIS BROTHER ELECTED TO REMAIN IN HONG KONG, AS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW LIVED IN THE CITY AND GOT HONG’S BROTHER WORK IN A THEATRE. TO GET TO CANADA, HONG FLEW FROM JAPAN TO GUAM, TO VANCOUVER, AND THEN FINALLY TO LETHBRIDGE. HIS FIRST IMPRESSION OF LETHBRIDGE: COLD. HONG SAID: “’WELL, IN HONG KONG IT WAS AROUND MAYBE 20 SOME 30 ABOVE. AND HERE, AT THAT TIME, MAYBE 20 BELOW, OR 20 SOME BELOW. I DIDN’T HAVE THE EAR MUFFS. I SAID, ‘GEE, I’M NOT SO HAPPY HERE, IT SEEMS SO COLD.’” UNCLE SHUEY TOLD HONG THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE COLDEST WINTERS HE COULD REMEMBER. HONG WORKED FOR HIS UNCLE IN HIS SHOP ON 9TH AVENUE, DOING CHORES AROUND THE STORE, UNTIL HIS ENGLISH HAD IMPROVED ENOUGH SO THAT HE COULD SERVE CUSTOMERS. HE JOINED THE CHINESE NATIONALIST LEAGUE SOCIETY ALMOST AS SOON AS HE ARRIVED: “WHEN I CAME HERE, I JOINED IN THE SAME YEAR BECAUSE MY UNCLE WAS A MEMBER. SO THAT’S WHY HE GOT ME IN TO BE A MEMBER. OH, AT THAT TIME, I BET, 95% OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE THEY BELONG TO THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, I BELIEVE.” HE CONTINUED, SAYING THAT YOU COULDN’T BE A MEMBER OF BOTH THE SOCIETY AND THE MASONS, AND HE BELIEVES ABOUT 5% OF THE CITY’S CHINESE POPULATION WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO THE MASONS. HE ADDED: “BUT WE ARE STILL FRIENDS, STILL FRIENDS. WE’RE NOT ENEMY OR ANYTHING BUT, IT’S JUST THAT THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DIFFERENT. THAT’S ALL.” HONG ENJOYED THE CAMARADERIE OF THE SOCIETY. HE SAID: “I REMEMBER, I LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE PARTY AND SO MANY PEOPLE. AND THEN YOU MEET ALL THE CHINESE PEOPLE THERE IN THE ONE GROUP. WELL, ANYWAY, WHEN YOU SEE SO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE PARTY, AND THEN WHEN THEY COME OUT MOSTLY THE PEOPLE THAT PARTY AND IT FEELS LIKE A LOTS OF FRIENDS OR EVEN LIKE THE FAMILY. SO YOU FEEL GOOD, YOU FEEL BETTER, AND THEN, WELL, MY UNCLE BELONGS THERE TOO AND THEN THE OTHERS BELONG THERE TOO, YEAH, EVERYBODY LIKE IN THE BIG FAMILY. YES, NICE, OTHERWISE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY FRIENDS, YOU DON’T MEET ANYBODY, IF YOU NOT BELONG THERE, I THINK NOT SO FRIENDLY TO YOU.” HONG INDICATED THAT WHEN A SPECIAL MEAL WAS HELD AT THE SOCIETY, IT WAS THE MEN WHO DID THE COOKING: “AT THAT TIME JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW TO COOK BECAUSE MOSTLY WE WORK IN THE KITCHEN WHEN THEY CAME HERE.” HE SAID THAT DINERS WOULD PAY A SMALL FEE TO EAT AT THE LEAGUE WHEN SPECIAL MEALS WERE PUT ON. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND FOR INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS.
Catalogue Number
P20110031021
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHAUTAUQUA INDUSTRIAL ART DESK
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, BRASS, COPPER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19705565000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHAUTAUQUA INDUSTRIAL ART DESK
Date
1913
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, BRASS, COPPER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.4
Length
51.9
Width
47.3
Description
2 ROLLERS TURN UP AND DOWN, SHOWING ILLUSTRATIONS, CHARTS, BLUEPRINTS, FORMS. "THE CHAUTAUQUA INDUSTRIAL ART DESK A PLAN TO PROMOTE THE CULTURE OF WORK AND PLAY AMONG CHILDREN IN THE HOME. LEWIS E. MEYERS & COMPANY PRODUCERS AND EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS VALPARISO, INDIANA, U.S.A." AND "COPYRIGHT 1913 POWERS, MYERS & CO." ON FIRST SHEET. MAP OF U.S.A. ON BACK. APPEARS TO HAVE ORIGINALLY HAD BLACKBOARD ON FRONT. OAK STRIPS WARPED. MAP PEELING OFF FACE OF DESK.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
LEISURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS DESK DONATED BY LORNE ROONEY. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE FURTHER INFORMATION WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19705565000
Acquisition Date
1970-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SKI BOOTS (PAIR)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19920057004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKI BOOTS (PAIR)
Date
1943
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.0
Length
28.0
Width
10.0
Description
LEATHER UPPER & SOLE WITH YELLOW LACES & LEATHER STRAP. ANGLE BOOT. NOTCHED HEEL FOR CABLE BINDING. SMOOTH SOLE & HEEL. HARD TOE. LEATHER TABS AT BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
LEISURE
History
BOOTS PURCHASED WITH SKIS AS A SET IN 1943, FROM CONSUMERS HARDWARE LOCATED ON 3 AVENUE. COST $8.95 FOR SET. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19920057004
Acquisition Date
1992-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061037
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.8
Length
27.3
Width
20.4
Description
RECTANGULAR. BOOK IS COVERED WITH A NAVY BLUE, PAPER BAG. BAG HAS FAINT WHITE WAVY LINES, THAT CROSS EACHOTHER, ON IT. PRINTED ON FRONT OF BAG, IN WHITE, IS "EATON'S OF CANADA". INSIDE FRONT COVER OF BOOK IS A COLOURED DRAWING OF CHILDREN SINGING AROUND A CHRISTMAS TREE. FIRST PAGE OF BOOK READS "CHRISTMAS CAROLS SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY KARL SCHULTE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY F.D. LOHMAN". BOOK HAS 35 PAGES OF SHEET MUSIC, WORDS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. BACK PAGE HAS AN INDEX. INSIDE OF BACK COVER IS TITLED "THE OLD, OLD CAROLS" AND IS FOLLOWED BY A HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
LEISURE
History
UNSURE OF HOW THIS WAS USED IN EATON'S STORE. MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061037
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990061026
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.5
Length
27.2
Width
11.6
Description
BLACK PAINTED, STEEL. HAS A FLAT, RECTANGULAR BASE. A METAL LABEL ON BASE, TOWARDS THE FRONT, READS "MADE IN U.S.A.", AND HAS A RED OUTLINE. A BLACK AND SILVER, METAL LABEL ON BASE, TOWARDS BACK, READS "SINCE 1887 CUMMINS MODEL 15 SERIAL 7539 CUMMINS PERFORATOR COMPANY CHICAGO". BACK OF PERFORATOR EXTENDS UP FROM BASE AND BENDS IN AN ARCH TOWARDS THE FRONT. TOWARDS THE FRONT, THIS ARCH EXTENDS DOWNWARD INTO A RECTANGULAR SHAPE. ON TOP IS A LARGE SLIGHTLY CURVED HANDLE - HANDLE CAN BE PUSHED DOWN. ON FRONT END OF PERFORATOR IS A STEEL DRAWER WITH A CIRCULAR HANDLE.
Subjects
PRINTING T&E
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061026
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SKIIS (PAIR)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19920057005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKIIS (PAIR)
Date
1943
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
97
Width
7.2
Description
MAPLE WOOD SKI C/W LEATHER & STEEL HARNESS. ENGRAVED: "M5S MAPLE 6FT. 6 IN." METAL PLAQUE WITH MANUFACTURERS NAME BETWEEN TIP & HARNESS. HEEL OF RIGHT SKI SPLIT, BOTH SKI HEELS DAMAGED, SKIS MARRED ACROSS ALL SURFACES. HARNESS READS "PETERBOROUGH MADE IN CANADA". "5" STAMPED ON RIGHT SKI; "12" ON LEFT JUST ABOVE SIZE MARKINGS. LEATHER IS IN POOR CONDITION; DRY AND BRITTLE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. "PETERBOURGH MADE IN CANADA"
Subjects
SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Historical Association
LEISURE
SPORTS
History
SKIS PURCHASED AS A SET WITH BOOTS FROM CONSUMERS HARDWARE LOCATED ON 3 AVENUE SOUTH IN 1943, COST $8.95 FOR SET. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19920057005
Acquisition Date
1992-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NO. 3A POCKET KODAK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, NICKEL PLATED STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19705875000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NO. 3A POCKET KODAK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1915
Materials
LEATHER, NICKEL PLATED STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Length
23.4
Width
12.0
Description
NAME PLATE ON FRONT "MADE CANADIAN KODAK BY CO. LTD. TORONTO, CANADA" AND ON LENS "MADE BY EASTMAN KODAK CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A.". ON EYE PIECE: "PATENTED MARCH 15, 1904, OCT. 19, 1900" F STOP 4 TO 128. ADJUSTABLE SHUTTER SPEED. ON BACK OF CASE: "NO. 3 A FOLDING POCKET KODAK MODEL B.5, PATENTED IN U.S.A." PATENT DATES "SEPT. 25, 1894, JUNE 21, 1898, SEPT. 20, 1898, SEPT. 9, 1902, OCT. 8, 1901, JAN. 21, 1902, APRIL 29, 1902, OCT. 19, 1909" (MANUFACTURERS STAMPS) ON NAME PLATE ON SHUTTER SPEED CONTROL "PAT'D JAN. 19, 1910". AROUND LENS "RAPID RECTILINEAR BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO.". LEATHER IS TORN AND STRAP IS BROKEN.
Subjects
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
A GIFT TO DONOR FROM A MRS. PATTERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY H.W. MENZIE. SHE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE DONOR, HATTIE MENZIE, FROM HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY: HATTIE MCLEOD MENZIE WAS BORN IN 1885 IN TALAMAGOUCHE, NOVA SCOTIA, AND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1911 WITH HER FAMILY. SHE WAS THE WIFE OF CITY SOLICITOR HARRY WESTON MENZIE, WHO PASSED AWAY IN 1957. HATTIE MENZIE DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 23, 1978. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19705875000
Acquisition Date
1970-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CATALYZER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990049012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CATALYZER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Height
27.2
Diameter
20.3
Description
ROUND, GREEN METAL HEATER. BASE OF HEATER IS A ROUND, HOLLOW GAS RESERVOIR, THAT HAS A RIDGE AROUND CENTER (FOR HOOKING LID TO), AND A GREEN, SCREW-ON CAP ON TOP. ABOVE THIS IS A SORT OF INVERTED CONE SHAPE, WITHIN WHICH IS THE HEATER ELEMENT - A ROUND PIECE OF WIRE MESH. A ROUND GREEN LID, WITH A BEIGE PLASTIC HANDLE, SITS OVER THE ELEMENT. A LARGE, ROUND, GREEN METAL LID SITS OVER ALL OF THIS. LID HAS CLIPS THAT HOOK TO RESERVOIR; HAS MULTIPLE CIRCULAR HOLES IN IT, AND A BEIGE PLASTIC HANDLE. A RED AND SILVER LABEL ON LID READS "NO. I8098 CATALYZER HEATER MADE IN DENMARK", ETCETERA. HEATER COMES WITH A SHORT BROCHURE. ON FRONT OF BROCHURE, HEATER IS PICTURE, AND IT READS "YOUR HEATING PROBLEMS SOLVED". BROCHURE HAS DIRECTIONS, PRODUCT INFORMATION, AND MANUFACTURER'S INFORMATION.
Subjects
TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
DONOR PURCHASED HEATER IN EARLY 1950S, AT NORTH LETHBRIDGE HARDWARE, FOR ABOUT $10. DONOR WAS GOING TO BUILD AN ICE HOUSE FOR FISHING, AND USE THE HEATER IN IT, BUT NEVER DID. DONOR HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049012
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TWO-BURNER CATALYZER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990049005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TWO-BURNER CATALYZER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
4
Height
31.6
Length
39.0
Width
26.0
Description
RECTANGULAR. BASE OF HEATER IS A SILVER GAS RESERVOIR. THERE IS A BLACK LABEL ON BASE, WITH RED FLAMES AND THE WORD "ALITA". A LID LATCHES ONTO, AND SITS ON TOP OF, RESERVOIR. SIDES OF LID ARE MADE OF A SINGLE STRIP OF BLUE METAL, BENT INTO A RECTANGULAR SHAPE, WITH OVAL HOLES IN IT. TOP OF LID IS A STIFF WIRE MESH. HANDLE ON LID IS A HOLLOW ROD OF METAL. TAKING LID OFF HEATER REVEALS A SCREW-ON CAP, ON TOP OF RESERVOIR. EMBOSSED ON CAP IS "MADE IN CANADA". ALSO ON TOP OF RESERVOIR ARE TWO SHORT, INVERTED CONE SHAPED HEATING ELEMENTS. THE ROUNDED TOPS OF EACH ARE COVERED IN METAL MESH. A ROUND, SILVER PIECE OF METAL SITS ON TOP OF EACH HEATING ELEMENT. WIRE MESH ON LID HAS BEEN DAMAGED DIRECTLY ABOVE HEATING ELEMENTS.
Subjects
TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE
Historical Association
LEISURE
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR PURCHASED FROM HOYT'S IN THE MID 1960S. HE USED IT TO HEAT HIS TENT AND LATER, TENT TRAILER, WHILE HUNTING. DONOR HAS LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049005
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH KEY
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960112026
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH KEY
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.51
Length
30.8
Width
4.0
Description
2 IDENTICAL KEYS, CONSISTING OF THREE PIECES EACH. TEAL BLUE PLASTIC HANDLE WITH STEEL PIN/SHAFT. PIN IS THREADED THROUGH LENGTH OF HANDLE, WITH CHROME KNOB AT END FOR TIGHTENING IT IN PLACE. HANDLE IS TAPERED TOWARD PIN, WITH SLIGHT FLARE AT NECK.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PART OF KEY/PUNCH FINGERPRINT SYSTEM; USED WITH ITEMS P19960112025,27-GA. FINGERPRINT CHARACTERISTICS WERE IDENTIFIED ON CARD BY PUNCHING TAB IN CODED BOXES AROUND CARD EDGE. KEY WAS SLOTTED THROUGH STACK OF CARDS, WHICH WAS SHAKEN OUT TO IDENTIFY MATCHING CHARACTERISTICS AMONG CARDS, WHICH COULD THEN BE FURTHER NARROWED BY REPEATING PROCESS. USED BY LETHBRIDGE POLICE BEGINNING IN 1984. HOLES PUNCHED ON THE EDGE OF THE CARDS IDENTIFIED THE MAIN FEATURES OF EACH PRINT. BY INSERTING THE RODS THROUGH STACKS OF CARDS AND SHAKING THE PILE, INVESTIGATORS ELIMINATED PRINTS UNTIL A MATCHING CLASSIFICATION WAS FOUND. RESULTS WERE THEN CONFIRMED BY A FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN. NO TWO FINGERPRINTS HAVE EVER BEEN FOUND TO BE IDENTICAL IN EVERY DETAIL. FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE IS THEREFORE "THE MOST COMMON, MOST SOUGHT AFTER, POSITIVE AND VALUABLE OF ALL TYPES OF EVIDENCE ENCOUNTERED IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS" ACCORDING TO IDENT OFFICER GLEN MICHELSON. THE CARD SYSTEM WAS REPLACED BY THE AUTOMATIC FINGER IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS), WHICH OFFERS LOCAL INVESTIGATORS ACCESS TO A COMPUTERIZED DATABASE IN CALGARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MICHELSON'S IDENT CAREER, SEE P19960112027. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112026
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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