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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041140
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
27.3
Width
21.5
Description
RECTANGULAR WOOD PLAQUE WITH OIL PAINT SCENE OF PRAIRIE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS. AT BOTTOM LEFT IS ARTIST SIGNATURE "K. MUTO". WOOD IS CRACKED AND BOTTOM LEFT CORNER IS CHIPPED. PAPER LABEL ON BACK HAS JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
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ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
RELIGION
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS PAINTING SAT ON A WINDOW SILL IN THE UPSTAIRS HALL OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN COALDALE, POSSIBLY A GIFT TO HER FATHER WHO WAS RECTOR. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041140
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1938
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19738212000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1938
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
47.0
Width
33.0
Description
COLOUR PRINT ON BLACK MATTE. DEPICTS THECRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST, EASTER SCENE. REPRODUCTION.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
RELIGION
FINE ARTS
History
HOLY PICTURE FROM UKRAINE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PRINT WAS FOUND. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738212000
Acquisition Date
1966-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MARY'S LIFE REPRODUCTION
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1938
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19738213000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MARY'S LIFE REPRODUCTION
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1938
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
21.0
Width
33.0
Description
COLOUR REPRODUCTION ON BLACK MATTE. PICTURE DEPICTS MARY'S LIFE. TEAR ON LEFT HAND SIDE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
RELIGION
FINE ARTS
History
HOLY PICTURE FROM UKRAINE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PRINT WAS FOUND. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738213000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CROSS-STITCH HANGING
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19970046000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS-STITCH HANGING
Date
1818
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.7
Width
20.5
Description
ECRU LINEN CROSS-STITCH PANEL WITH GREEN, BROWN, LIGHT PINK, BLUE, AND BEIGE STITCHING. GOLD/BROWN BORDER, WITH FLORAL PATTERN AROUND PERIMETER. ALPHABET IN UPPER AND LOWER CASES STITCHED ON UPPER HALF OF PANEL. BOTTOM HAS POEM TITLED "RELIGION", READING "'TIS RELIGION, THAT CAN GIVE,/SWEETEST PLEASURES WHILE WE LIVE,/TIS RELIGION, MUST SUPPLY,/SOLID COMFORTS WHEN WE DIE,/AFTER DEATH IT'S JOY SHALL BE,/LASTING AS ETERNITY." "MARIANNE KEYNES GILL APRIL THE 8TH 1818 AGED 1 YEARS" AT BOTTOM. LARGE HOLE IN UPPER RIGHT PORTION OF PANEL; INSECT HOLES AND DETERIORATION THROUGHOUT.
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ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
RELIGION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR FOUND ITEM IN BASEMENT OF HOME, AT ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE. UNKNOWN PROVENANCE.
Catalogue Number
P19970046000
Acquisition Date
1997-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OIL PAINTING "ST. MICHAEL, ARCHANGEL"
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19960116259
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OIL PAINTING "ST. MICHAEL, ARCHANGEL"
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1750
Materials
WOOD, CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.5
Length
161.5
Width
119.5
Description
PAINTING HAS DARK FINISHED FRAME WITH INVERSED BEVELED EDGE. AROUND INSIDE OF FRAME IS GOLD COLORED EDGING. CANVAS HAS OIL PAINTING OF ST. MICHAEL BATTLING SATAN. ST. MICHAEL IS WEARING A BLUE TUNIC AND RED CLOAK WITH WINGS BEHIND. SWORD IN HIS RIGHT HAND IS READY TO STRIKE. IN LEFT ARE THE CHAINS WHICH HOLD SATAN. SATAN IS BEARDED FIGURE BENEATH MICHAEL'S LEFT FOOT AND HAS SERPENTINE BODY. BRASS PLAQUE 15.2 X 2.5CM IN SIZE IS RIVETED TO BOTTOM OF FRAME AND HAS "ST. MICHAEL, ARCHANGEL" ENGRAVED ON IT. BACK OF PAINTING IS UNFINISHED PLYWOOD. ON BACK AT MIDDLE LEFT IS "ST. MICHAEl TAKEN FROM FRONT ENTRANCE MAY 14/85" HAND PRINTED IN PENCIL. CANVAS IS WARPED AND BUBBLED SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
RELIGION
FINE ARTS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
SISTER AGNES BEATON OF THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA RELATES THAT THE PAINTING'S HISTORY (UNCONFIRMED) WAS PASSED ON TO HER BY DR. JOHN MORGAN M.D. OF LETHBRIDGE. THE PAINTING IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT WEST BY FATHER LACOMBE FROM A MONESTARY IN QUEBEC WHERE IT HAD BEEN FOR PERHAPS MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS. FATHER LACOMBE BROUGHT IT TO HIS MISSION IN NORTHERN ALBERTA AND WHEN HE DIED THE PAINTING WAS GIVEN TO THE OBLATE PARISH OF ST. PATRICK'S IN LETHBRIDGE. THE PAINTING WAS THEN GIVEN TO THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA FOR ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL. IT HUNG IN VARIOUS PLACES AROUND THE HOSPITAL, MOST RECENTLY IN THE ENTRANCE WAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE. IT WAS TAKEN DOWN IN 1985 AND PUT INTO STORAGE. IT SURFACED AGAIN IN 1992 WHEN SISTER AGNES HUNG IT FOR THE FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL AND IT STAYED UP UNTIL THE HOSPITAL CLOSED IN 1995. THE PAINTING WAS REMOVED BY MUSEUM STAFF IN 1996 PRIOR TO DESTRUCTION OF THE HOSPITAL. ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE PAINTING IS NOT VERIFIED. FOR MORE HISTORY OF ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116259
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MACRAME PICTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960116154
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MACRAME PICTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
95.1
Width
66.7
Description
BLACK WOOD FRAME HAS CLEAR GLASS PANE AND DOVETAIL CUT CORNERS. INSIDE FRAME IS BLACK BACKGROUND WITH LIGHT BEIGE MACRAME SCENE OF THE LAST SUPPER. PICTURE HAS FIGURES SITTING AROUND TABLE WITH CENTER FIGURE HAVING HALO. LIGHT GREY CARDBOARD MATTING IS AROUND EDGE. BACK HAS BROWN PAPER COVER.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
RELIGION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
MACRAME PICTURE WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE RECOVERED FROM ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL PRIOR TO ITS DEMOLITION IN 1996. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE HOSPITAL WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES, ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE, AND RECORD P19960116001. ST. MICHAEL'S GENERAL HOSPITAL WAS FOUNDED IN LETHBRIDGE BY CATHOLIC SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA OF ANTIGONISH IN MAY 1929. THE FACILITY OF THE PRIVATELY-OWNED VAN HAARLEM HOSPITAL (1224 - 7TH AVE S.), ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 27 PATIENTS, WAS PURCHASED FOR $34000. A SMALL HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET SERVED AS A RESIDENCE FOR THE SISTERS, WITH ONE ROOM FURNISHED AS A CHAPEL. A HOSPITAL BOARD WAS FORMED, CONSISTING OF THE PARISH PRIEST AND SIX LOCAL BUSINESSMEN. IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW MODERN 100-BED HOSPITAL STARTED IN 1930. HENRY WILLIAM MEECH WAS THE ARCHITECT FOR THE PROJECT. THE NEW BUILDING OPENED AT 9TH AVENUE AND 13TH ST SOUTH IN SEPTEMBER 1931. THE NEWLY NAMED ST. MICHAEL’S GENERAL HOSPITAL WAS NOW ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 100 PATIENTS, AND THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF DOCTORS INCLUDED D.A. MCNALLY, W.S. GALBRAITH, P.M. CAMPBELL, R. SHILLINGTON, G.W. LEECH, D. WOODCOCK, G.L. CONNOR, W. BRIANS, L.A. ROY, G. SPACKMAN, J.S. WRAY, B.O. FOWLER, J.E. LOVERING, F.W. SWANCESKY, D.A. TAYLOR, BRAITHWAITH, J.K. BIGELOW, AND A.A. HAIG. THE HOSPITAL CONTAINED CHILDREN'S, YOUTH AND PSYCHIATRIC WARDS, FOUR OPERATING ROOMS, A CHAPEL AND A SPECIAL WARD FOR CASUALTIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE P.O.W. CAMP. IN 1932 THE HOSPITAL OBTAINED ACCREDITATION UNDER THE HOSPITAL STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE HOSPITAL WAS EXPANDED WITH AN 83-BED EAST WING, OPENING IN 1951. IN THE 1953, THE HOSPITAL RECEIVED A NEW NURSES' RESIDENCE AND THE SCHOOL OF NURSING; THE SCHOOL TRAINED OVER 500 NURSES OVER THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS. IN 1965 ANOTHER EXPANSION WING EXTENDED THE HOSPITAL’S CAPACITY TO 207 BEDS. THE SCHOOL OF NURSING CLOSED IN 1973, AND THE REMAINING SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA STILL WORKING IN THE HOSPITAL LIVED IN THE VACATED STUDENT RESIDENCES. IN 1984 OWNERSHIP OF THE HOSPITAL WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE ALBERTA CATHOLIC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. IN 1986 FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES BEGAN TO APPEAR AND EVENTAULLY RESULTED IN THE HOSPITAL BEING CONVERTED TO ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE IN 1992, FOCUSING ON THE NEEDS OF LONG TERM PATIENTS. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES CONTINUED UNTIL THE HOSPITAL WAS CLOSED IN 1995. ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. AT THE TIME OF THE 2014 SURVEY, THE FORMER HOSPITAL SITE HOUSED THE ST. THERESE VILLA, A LONGTERM NURSING CARE FACILITY, AND THE ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE, A MULTI-PURPOSE REHABILITATION, PALLATIVE AND CONTINUING CARE FACILITY, BOTH CONSTRUCTED IN THE LATE 1990S.
Catalogue Number
P19960116154
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041144
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
27.3
Width
18.7
Description
RECTANGULAR WOOD PLAQUE WITH BEVELED EDGES. WOOD IS COVERED IN BRONZE COLORED PAPER. CENTRE PIECE IS COLOR PRINT OF WOMAN HOLDING A BABY (MARY & JESUS). PAPER IS WORN IN PLACES.
Subjects
ART
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
RELIGION
History
PLAQUE WAS A HOUSEHOLD DECORATION IN THE NAKAYAMA HOME AT COALDALE. DONOR'S FATHER, REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041144
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041145
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
39.4
Width
23.3
Description
ELLIPTICAL WOOD PLAQUE WITH ROUGH BARK EDGES. FRONT IS COVERED WITH COLOR PRINT OF A PAIR OF OPEN HANDS REACHING OUT. PRINT IS CRACKLING BADLY AND BUBBLING AT TOP. HAND PRINTED JAPANESE CHRACTERS ARE ON BACK.
Subjects
ART
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
RELIGION
History
PLAQUE WAS A HOUSEHOLD DECORATION IN THE NAKAYAMA HOME AT COALDALE. DONOR'S FATHER, REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041145
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
“THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES…”
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE
Catalogue Number
P20140028000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
“THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES…”
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BRONZE
No. Pieces
1
Height
38.25
Length
92
Width
1.5
Description
RECTANGULAR PLAQUE MADE OF CAST BRONZE. IMAGE IN LOW RELIEF DEPICTS A FARMER SITTING BEHIND A PLOW BEING PULLED BY SIX HORSES. TEXT RUNNING ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE READS “THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES… ISA. 2:4”. VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL.
Subjects
ART
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
COMMEMORATIVE
RELIGION
History
THIS PLAQUE BELONGED TO JACOB AND KATHERINE KLASSEN, PARENTS OF THE DONOR, BEV HALL. IT WAS CREATED BY THE ARTIST JOHN PETER KLASSEN, JACOB'S UNCLE. ON JULY 22, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED BEV HALL AND HER UNCLE, JOHN KLASSEN, ABOUT THEIR FAMILY HISTORY AND ASSOCIATION WITH THIS PLAQUE. KLASSEN SAID: “[OUR FAMILY] HAD TREMENDOUS PROSPERITY [IN THE UKRAINE] UP UNTIL THE FIRST WORLD WAR, AND THAT’S WHEN THINGS STARTED TO GET BAD. AND IN 1917, THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION TOOK ON, AND THE AREA THAT THESE PEOPLE LIVED IN, THEY LIVED IN VILLAGE, AND THERE WAS REVOLUTION. THEY HAD THE RED ARMY WHO SUPPORTED THE TSAR OF RUSSIA, AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE COMMUNIST GROUP, UNDER LENIN, THEY WERE THE WHITE ARMY, THEY CALLED IT. AND WHERE THESE PEOPLE LIVED, THEY WERE IN KIND OF A TRANSITION AREA. IT’S THE SAME AREA NOW THAT’S IN TROUBLE IN THE UKRAINE. THE RED ARMY WOULD COME THROUGH, AND WHEN THEY CAME THROUGH THE VILLAGES, THEY WOULD TAKE THEIR HORSES, THEIR LIVESTOCK, MURDER AND RAPE. IT WAS TERRIBLE. WHEN THEY GOT DRIVEN BACK, THEN THE WHITE ARMY DID THE SAME THING, AND, SO THEY WERE RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES. AND, AS IF THAT WASN’T BAD ENOUGH THEY HAD A TYPHUS EPIDEMIC DURING THAT TIME, AND THEN IN 1920, THEY HAD A DROUGHT, A FAMINE, AND, BECAUSE IT WAS WARFARE, THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED, NOBODY COULD GO OUT IN A FIELD. YOU’D GET SHOT IF YOU DID, AND SO NOBODY WAS GROWING FOOD, JUST HORRIBLE CONDITIONS. SO THIS IS WHAT ENCOURAGED THEM TO LEAVE, TO MIGRATE.” KLASSEN CONTINUED: “[IMMIGRANTS] CAME PENNILESS. IN FACT, THEY CAME IN DEBT. IT WAS THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD THAT FUNDED THEIR PASSAGE, AND, AFTER THEY WERE HERE SEVERAL YEARS, THEY REPAID THE PASSAGE. AND THE AGREEMENT WAS, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA WANTED TO SETTLE WESTERN CANADA, AND THEY’D HEARD THAT MENNONITES ARE GOOD FARMERS AND THEY HAD BEEN VERY PROSPEROUS IN THE UKRAINE, AND SO THEY BROUGHT THEM OVER… AND THE CPR NEEDED TO GET FREIGHT FOR THEIR TRAINS, SO THEY WANTED TO SETTLE THE WEST WITH FARMERS [TOO]… AND THAT WAS THE CONDITION OF THEIR IMMIGRATION, WAS THAT THEY WOULD BE FARMERS… LAND WAS PRETTY WELL FREE. OR YOU COULD GET IT ON A CROP SHARE BASIS… I THINK THAT’S HOW [MY FATHER HENRY] GOT THE FIRST LAND. AND THEN THEY WOULD GIVE A QUARTER OF THEIR CROP FOR PAYMENT EACH YEAR. SO THERE WAS SO MUCH LAND HERE, SO THE COUNTRY WAS SHORT OF LABOUR, SHORT OF FARMERS. AND IT WAS BACK BREAKING WORK. IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT. AND THE WOMEN AND THE KIDS WERE OUT IN THE FIELDS HOEING BEETS, AND DOING FARM WORK… MY DAD WAS THE FIRST MENNONITE IN VAUXHALL. THEN THERE WERE OTHERS CAME IN THAT SAME FALL, AND NEXT YEAR, AND SO IT GOT TO BE A FAIRLY PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY AND THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO MENNONITE CHURCHES THERE [NOW].” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS UNCLE JOHN PETER KLASSEN, THE ARTIST OF THIS PLAQUE, KLASSEN SAID “HE WAS AN ART INSTRUCTOR [AT BLUFFTON COLLEGE]… [BEFORE IMMIGRATING] HE STUDIED ART IN SWITZERLAND AND IN GERMANY, [FOR] NINE YEARS. AND IT WAS IN 1914 WHEN THE FIRST WORLD WAR BROKE OUT AND HE WAS WITHIN ONE YEAR OF HIS PHD IN ART, WHEN ALL THE RUSSIAN CITIZENS FROM THE UKRAINE AND RUSSIA WERE CALLED BACK BECAUSE OF THE WAR, SO THAT ENDED HIS INTELLECTUAL TRAINING… BECAUSE OF THE REVOLUTION THAT FOLLOWED AFTER 1917 IN RUSSIA, THEY LOST ALL THEIR PROPERTY… [THE KLASSEN FAMILY] IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1923… HE GOT A JOB IN EDMONTON AS A BRICKLAYER, [BUT SIX MONTHS LATER] GOT THIS OFFER IN BLUFFTON. THEY WANTED TO START AN ART DEPARTMENT. THEY’D HEARD ABOUT HIM, AND SO HE MIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES… HE WAS AN ART PROFESSOR FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, FOR 34 YEARS, I BELIEVE… THIS [EDITION OF PLAQUES] WAS KIND OF HIS MAJOR WORK THAT HE DID THERE, AND [THERE ARE PLAQUES] IN BLUFFTON COLLEGE [AND] ALSO IN THE MUSEUM IN GRETNA, MANITOBA.” ACCORDING TO JOHN KLASSEN, PAUL KLASSEN, SON OF THE ARTIST, HAD A SECOND EDITION OF PLAQUES MADE FROM HIS FATHER’S ORIGINAL MOULD IN 1980, TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO KLASSEN FAMILY MEMBERS. KLASSEN SAID: “HE HAD THESE MADE, CONTRACTED IN A FOUNDRY, TO POUR THEM FOR THEM. SO HE HAD TO HAVE FIRM ORDERS TO HAVE THIS DONE… THAT’S AS MANY AS THEY MADE AT THAT TIME… [PAUL] ASKED WHETHER WE’D WANT IT, AND WE SIGNED UP FOR IT [AT A FAMILY REUNION], AND, I THINK, AT THAT TIME THEY WERE CLOSE TO $300.00 APIECE… MY BROTHER LIVED IN GLASGOW, MONTANA, AND [THE PLAQUE WAS] SHIPPED THERE, AND THEN WE PUT IT IN THE BACK OF THE CAR, AND THE CAR KIND OF WENT DOWN WHEN WE PUT THIS HUNDRED POUND PLAQUE IN THE BACK…” BEV HALL DESCRIBED HER PARENTS’ RELATIONSHIP TO THE PLAQUE, SAYING: “DAD AND MUM WOULD’VE ATTENDED THAT FAMILY REUNION, AND DAD WOULD’VE PUT IN AN ORDER FOR THE PLAQUE. I JUST REMEMBER A STORY OF SOMETHING ABOUT WHEN THEY BROUGHT [THE PLAQUES] ACROSS THE LINE; THEY HAD DIFFICULTY GOING THROUGH CUSTOMS BECAUSE CUSTOMS DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT CATEGORY TO PUT IT UNDER. SO THE STORY I HEARD WAS THAT THEY DECIDED JUST TO CALL IT ‘SCRAP METAL’, TO BRING IT ACROSS… [THE PLAQUE REPRESENTS] THE HISTORY NOT ONLY OF THE FAMILY BUT THE FAITH THAT BROUGHT THE FAMILY ACROSS TO CANADA. SO, IT’S THE FOUNDATION… THE BUILDING BLOCK… I JUST THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE HONORED, NOT ONLY AS A PIECE OF ART, BUT ALSO FOR EVERYTHING IT SIGNIFIES TO US AS A FAMILY… IT’S OUR HISTORY: THE AGRICULTURE AND THE FAITH, TOGETHER.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BIBLICAL PASSAGE REFERENCED ON THE PLAQUE, JOHN KLASSEN SAID: “PART OF OUR FAITH IS TO LEARN TO DO GOOD, SEEK JUSTICE, RESCUE THE OPPRESSED, DEFEND THE ORPHAN; PLEAD THE CAUSE OF THE WIDOW, AND THIS IS KIND OF AN EXPRESSION OF OUR FAITH IN THAT, THAT’S WHAT OUR FAITH STANDS FOR. THE QUOTATION ON THE BOTTOM THERE IS FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH THE PROPHET. IT SAYS THAT, “THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOUGHSHARES; THEIR SPEARS INTO PRUNING HOOKS. NATIONS SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION; NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANYMORE.” AND, THE MENNONITES ARE PACIFISTS… WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO WORK FOR PEACE BUT WE WILL NOT BE INVOLVED IN WAR.” THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, JOHN PETER KLASSEN, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘ARTIST AS PEACEMAKER’, PUBLISHED BY BLUFFTON COLLEGE (OHIO), 1989. KLASSEN WAS BORN IN 1888 IN CHORTITZA, UKRAINE, A MENNONITE SETTLEMENT. HE STUDIED ART IN SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR I, WHEN HE WAS CALLED BACK TO RUSSIA FOR MANDATORY SERVICE. KLASSEN AND OTHER MENNONITES SERVED WITH THE RED CROSS AS A PACIFIST ALTERNATIVE TO BEARING ARMS. IN 1921 HE MARRIED ANNA DYCK, AND THEY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA WITH THEIR YOUNG SON THE FOLLOWING YEAR. DURING THE FAMILY’S FIRST YEAR IN CANADA, KLASSEN RECEIVED AN OFFER TO JOIN THE NEW BLUFFTON COLLEGE ART FACULTY IN BLUFFTON, OHIO, WHERE THE FAMILY SETTLED IN 1924. IN 1931 KLASSEN’S APPLICATION FOR AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP WAS DENIED DUE TO HIS REFUSAL TO PLEDGE TO BEAR ARMS IN DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. TWO YEARS LATER THE DECISION WAS OVERTURNED, AND LED TO A CHANGE IN THE OATH TAKEN BE APPLICANTS FOR CITIZENSHIP OF THE UNITED STATES. KLASSEN RETIRED FROM BLUFFTON COLLEGE IN 1959, AND DIED IN 1975. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P20140028000
Acquisition Date
2014-07
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
Less detail
Other Name
CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19990029022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Date
1986
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Diameter
23.8
Description
ROUND WHITE PLATE. IN CENTER OF PLATE, IN BROWN, IS THE IMAGE OF A CHURCH WITH TWO EVERGREENS IN FRONT. ABOVE CHURCH READS "CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH", AND BELOW READS "LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA 1946-1986". THERE IS A BORDER AROUND PLATE OF GOLD LEAVES, AS WELL AS A LINE OF GOLD AROUND EDGE OF PLATE. STAMPED ON BACK IS "DECORATED IN CANADA" "22 K GOLD CAN ART CHINA COLLINGWOOD, ONT.".
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. THIS PARTICULAR ARTIFACT COST $0.75. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029022
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960116152
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
126
Width
110
Description
1. CHASUBLE: 126 X 110CM PINK NYLON-POLYESTER GARMENT IS PONCHO STYLE CLOAK WITH SLIGHTLY TAPERED SHOULDERS. COLLAR IS ROUND WITH FLY OPENING AT BACK AND SNAP CLOSURE. CHASUBLE HAS GREEN LINING AND GREEN FELT STRIP DOWN CENTER OF BOTH SIDES. FRONT HAS LARGE GOLD LETTERS WITH GREEN EDGING THAT READ "IHS" WITH A SIMILAR STYLE CROWN ABOVE. SEWN INTO FRONT OF LINING ARE TWO LABELS. ONE READS "BY GASPARD GREATER LITURGICAL ART WINNIPEG CANADA". SECOND LABEL HAS "ORNEMENTS D'EGLISE GLOIRE CONFECTIONNES AU CANADA". BACK OF CHASUBLE HAS TWO SMALL WINE STAINS. 2. STOLE: 225 X 10CM STOLE MADE OF SAME MATERIAL AS CHASUBLE WITH IDENTICAL GREEN LINING. STOLE HAS GREEN FELT CHEVRON ON BOTH ENDS AND ENDS ARE TAPERED TO BROAD POINT. STOLE HAS CURVE CUT AT NECK WITH COTTON COLLAR WITH LACE. ALSO AT NECK IS GREEN FELT CROSS. STOLE HAS SMALL WINE STAIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
CHASUBLE WAS REMOVED FROM THE CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116152
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MANMADE FIBRE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19900013016
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
MANMADE FIBRE, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
114
Width
45
Description
GILDED METAL CHAIN & CLIP FASTENERS ACROSS FRONT AT COLLAR. EMBROIDERED "Y" PANEL ON BACK WITH TASSEL, CROSS & GREEK CHIRO SYMBOLS IN CIRCLE. FRONT 2 EMBROIDERED PANELS. COPE HANGS OPEN, HELD BY COLLAR FASTENERS. HUNG ON VELVET COVERED PADDED HANGER. CHAIN ADN CLIP ARE EMBOSSED WITH ALPHA & OMEGA. CAPE HAS GOLDEN LINER. LABEL IS SEWN TO INSIDE WITH "GASPARD CREATORS OF LITURGICAL ART. WINNIPEG, CANADA". HEAVILY STAINED FROM USE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
USED AT ADVENT AND LENT SERVICES. WORN OVER CHASUBLE & STOLE. OBLATES ACTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1ST BAPTISM AT FORT HAMILTON BY FATHER SCOLLEN IN 1873. FATHER VAN TIGHEM CELEBRATED THE 1ST MASS IN 1884 IN COALBANKS. THEREAFTER ESTABLISHING A PARISH IN 1886 & BUILDING 1ST ST. PATRICKS CHURCH IN 1887 IN SEPTEMBER VAN TIGHEM MOVED TO NEW PARISH AS ITS PRIEST. THE OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI) HISTORICALLY SOMETIMES CALLED THE BLACKROBES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHARACTERISTIC BLACK ROBES. THE OBLATES ARE RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE IN JULY .1990. THIS ROBE WAS NORMALLY WORN WITH A CINCTURE OR BELT SNAP FASTENED AT THE WAIST WITH A LARGE CROSS (12.7 X 20.4) & HUNG BY A CORD FROM THE NECK.
Catalogue Number
P19900013016
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960052002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
RAYON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
115
Width
130
Description
CHASUBLE IS PONCHO LIKE CAPE WITH OVAL SHAPED BOTTOM HEM. GARMENT IS MADE UP OF A RAYON-POLYESTER BLEND WITH ALTERNATING PATTERN OF CELTIC CROSS AND CROWN OF THORNS WOVEN INTO IT. NECKLINE HAS LIGHT PURPLE EDGING WHICH IS WORN AND OVERLAPPING OPENING AT BACK. OPENING IS FASTENED WITH TWO STEEL SNAP RIVETS. DECORATIVE CLOTH BAND IS SEWN TO FRONT AND BACK. BAND IS PURPLE NYLON WITH GOLD STITCHING IN SIMPLE LINED PATTERN. AT CENTER IS ALTERNATING DIAMOND AND CROSS MOTIFS, WHICH ARE MADE OF FELT SEWN TO BAND. ON BACK BAND GOES UP CENTER AND SPLITS INTO THREE WITH THE TWO OUTER ARMS EXTENDING TO SHOULDERS. SAME PATTERN IS ON FRONT AS WELL EXCEPT FOR OVAL PATCH AT JUNCTION OF ARMS. PATCH HAS GOLD AND BLACK EMBROIDERY. IT HAS STYLIZED CHI-RHO WITH STYLIZED ALPHA AND OMEGA BENEATH IT. SEWN ON INSIDE OF CHASUBLE ARE TWO LABELS. ONE IS WHITE WITH RED PRINTING WHICH READS "BY GOSPARD CREATORS OF LITURGICAL ART WINNIPEG CANADA". THE OTHER IS BLACK AND RED AND READS "ORNEMENTS D'ENGLISE GLOIRE CONFECTIONNES AU CANADA". CAPE HAS LIGHT PURPLE EDGING AS WELL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CHASUBLES WERE USED IN SERVICES AT ASSUMPTION PARISH IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19960052002
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BUTSUGU
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, RESIN
Catalogue Number
P20070020005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUTSUGU
Date
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, RESIN
No. Pieces
4
Description
SHOKO-BON: BLACK PLASTIC TRAY WITH GOLD TRIM, JODO SHINSHU CREST ON CENTRE OF TRAY, HEIGHT 3.8, LENGTH 39.5, WIDTH 29.0. JAPANESE NAME IS, “SHOKO-BON,” WHICH TRANSLATES TO, “INCENSE-BURNING TRAY.” TEXT ON BOTTOM READS, “9TH WORLD BUDDHIST WOMEN’S CONVENTION, VANCOUVER TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE, MAY 31, JUNE 1, 2, 1990.” 1 PCE. INCENSE CONTAINER: CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER WITH LID, DARK REDDISH-BROWN RESIN. TOTAL HEIGHT 5.5, DIAMETER 6.5.LID OF CONTAINER WITH RELIEF OF JODO SHINSHU CREST. SURFACE OF CONTAINER DECORATED WITH RELIEF OF WEST-COAST ART. STICKER ON BOTTOM OF CONTAINER READS, “FAIT AU CANADA, BOMA, MADE IN CANADA.” LOCATED WITHIN CONTAINER WAS WHITE PLASTIC SHOWER CAP BAG WITH BLUE TEXT READING, “IMPERIAL PALACE…SHOWER CAP,” WHICH CONTAINED INCENSE POWDER. 3 PCES.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THESE SECONDARY RELIGIOUS OBJECTS, KNOWN AS BUTSUGU, WERE GIVEN TO DELEGATES FROM THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH WHO ATTENDED THE 9TH WORLD BUDDHIST WOMEN’S CONVENTION IN VANCOUVER, 1990. SHOKO-BON AND INCENSE CONTAINER: INCENSE-BURNING WAS A COMMON RITUAL PRACTICED IN BUDDHIST CHURCHES, SIGNIFYING ONES RESPECT AND GRATITUDE TOWARDS AMIDA BUDDHA. AN INCENSE-BURNER AND INCENSE CONTAINER WOULD HAVE LIKELY SAT ON THE TRAY. TRAY WOULD HAVE SAT ON A SHOKO-DAI. PER SIGNIFICANCE OF OFFERINGS, SEE HISTORY OF BUPPANKI UNDER P20070020001. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REVEREND IZUMI, A LOCAL BUDDHIST MINISTER, IN 2008. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070020001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20070020005
Acquisition Date
2007-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET, CHRISTENING DRESS & SLIP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058008
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, CHRISTENING DRESS & SLIP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. DRESS - 2.5CM(H) X 91.5CM (L) X 79.7CM (W). WHITE LINEN. NECK AND CUFFS TRIMMED WITH A LACEY FABRIC. EACH CUFF HAS A WHITE RIBBON TIED IN A BOW, BACK OF NECK ALSO HAS A WHITE RIBBON TIED IN A BOW. BACK OF DRESS CLOSES WITH THREE WHITE BUTTONS. FRONT OF BODICE HAS EMBROIDERED CRISS-CROSS DESIGNS ON IT. BACK OF BODICE AND SKIRT, HAVE SMALL, WHITE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS THROUGHOUT. BOTTOM OF SKIRT IS EMBROIDERED WITH CRISS-CROSS DESIGNS, AND BOTTOM EDGE IS MADE TO LOOK LIKE LACE (SAME AS ON CUFFS AND NECK). STAINED. 2. SLIP - 2.2CM(H) X 81.0CM(L) X 74.0CM(W). WHITE COTTON. BODICE HAS NO DISTINGUISHABLE NECKLINE. IT IS CUT STRAIGHT ACROSS THE FRONT; FABRIC IS CUT INTO A DOWNWARD CURVE ON EACH SIDE (FOR ARMS), AND BACK IS CUT STRAIGHT ACROSS. BACK IS HELD CLOSED BY SIX WHITE TIES; ONE OF THE TIES HAS FALLEN OFF ONE SIDE. WAIST IS GATHERED. MATERIAL IS PLAIN WHITE EXCEPT FOR HEM OF SKIRT, WHICH IS TRIMMED WITH A STRIP OF LACEY LIKE MATERIAL. SLIP IS STAINED
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DRESS AND SLIP WERE USED BY THE SHERLOCK OR MACLEOD FAMILIES. MARJ BELIEVED SHE WAS PERSONALLY BAPTIZED IN THE GOWN ON ACCOUNT THAT IT WAS THE OFFICIAL BAPTISMAL GOWN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. MARJ WAS BAPTISED AT ST AUGUSTINE'S AROUND JUNE 7, 1929. IT IS UNKNOWN WHICH MATERNAL SIDE OF THE FAMILY THE GOWN WAS PASSED DOWN, BUT DONOR BELIEVES IT WAS SHERLOCK. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058008
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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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Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH PUNCH
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19960112025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH PUNCH
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.21
Length
14
Width
8.2
Description
STEEL AND CHROME HAND-HELD SINGLE HOLE PUNCH. SPRING-OPERATED HANDLE; ALSO BLUE PLASTIC SPRING-OPERATED TAB AT HEAD OF PUNCH TO CATCH PAPER BITS. INSIDE ARM OF HANDLE HAS IN RELIEF "MCBEE MADE IN USA". CUTS TAB-SHAPED, NOT ROUND, HOLES.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PART OF KEY/PUNCH FINGERPRINT SYSTEM; USED WITH ITEMS P19960112026, 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 FORMER 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
P19960112025
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HYMN BOOK CARRIER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19920020006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HYMN BOOK CARRIER
Date
1882
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
22.2
Width
19.0
Description
PLAIN COTTON BLACK BAG WITH 2 RIBBON LOOP STRAPS AT SIDES FOR PULLING BAG CLOSED. UNLINED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
SEE P19920020001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REED FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOB REED WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM AN ARTICLE ON THE REED FAMILY AND FARM FROM THE DECEMBER 30, 1985 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED'S DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 1906, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. JOB REED WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON NOVEMBER 12, 1841. WHEN HE WAS 14, HIS FATHER DIED, LEAVING JOB THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING FOR HIMSELF AND HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE WORKED FOR THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE AND COMPLETED HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATION. HE MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH HOBBS IN 1869, AND IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1873, MOVING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE REED OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MEDICINE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO ENGLAND, BUT REED'S MEDICAL TRAINING WAS NOT RECOGNIZED THERE, AND IN 1882 THEY CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AGAIN, MOVING WEST ACROSS CANADA IN STAGES, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. THE FAMILY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: RICHARD, HENRY, ELIZABETH (WHO MARRIED GEORGE HERBERT WATSON), JOB JUNIOR (KNOWN AS BUDD), GEORGE, ANNIE, AND ELLA. REED PURCHASED TWO LOTS ON WHAT IS NOW 6TH AVENUE SOUTH. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED A MARKET GARDEN ON THE PROPERY, AND BUILT A STONE DUPLEX THAT STILL STANDS ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF 6TH AVENUE. REED WORKED AS A COAL MINER TO EARN MORE MONEY TOWARDS INVESTING IN FURTHER LAND, AND RAISED PIGS WITH SCRAP FOOD FROM THE NEARBY RCMP BARRACKS. IN 1901, REED PURCHASED 2.5 SECTIONS OF LAND NEAR PRESENT-DAY GRANUM WITH HIS FOUR SONS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; HIS SON BILLY LATER TOOK OVER THIS RANCH. REED WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN LETHBRIDGE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. IN EARLY 1906, HE PURCHASED EDGEHILL FARM, NEAR SIX MILE COULEE, BUT HE DIED LATER THAT YEAR ON APRIL 25. MARY REED LIVED AT THE FARM FOR YEARS AFTERWARD, AND DIED IN KELOWNA, B.C. IN 1932 AT HOME OF ONE OF HER SONS. BOTH JOB AND MARY REED ARE BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980031006 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, AND PERMANENT FILE P19920001001 FOR RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY AIMEE VIEL FOR A GALT MUSUEM EXHIBIT ON THE REED FAMILY..
Catalogue Number
P19920020006
Acquisition Date
1992-07
Collection
Museum
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