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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CANVAS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990061002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1988
Materials
WOOD, CANVAS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Length
78.0
Width
63.0
Description
PAINTING IS OF THE RIVER VALLEY. ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS PART OF THE CPR HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE. PART OF THE RIVER IS SHOWN ON THE LEFT SIDE, AND IS GREY COLOURED. THE COULEES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER ARE ALSO GREYISH. IN THE FOREGROUND IS LONG GRASS, TREES AND BUSHES, AND A PATH. THE SKY IS BLUE WITH WISPY CLOUDS. BOTTOM RIGHT IS SIGNED BY ARTIST "KAREN MCPHERSON". PAINTING IS FRAMED WITH A TEXTURED WHITE MATTE, AND A GREY WOOD FRAME, WITH GOLD TRIM. ON BOTTOM CENTRE IS A BRASS LABEL THAT IS ETCHED WITH "PRESENTED TO THE STAFF OF EATON'S LETHBRIDGE PARK PLACE BY MEMBERS OF CORPORATE MANAGEMENT APRIL 1988". GOLD TRIM ON FRAME IS VERY SCRATCHED UP.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
RETAIL TRADE
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. ACCORDING TO HER PERSONAL WEBSITE, THE ARTIST OF THIS PAINTING, KAREN MCPHERSON, WAS BORN IN 1960 AND IS BASED IN SUDBURY, ONTARIO. HER WORK CAN BE FOUND IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS ACROSS CANADA AND INTERNATIONALLY IN JAPAN, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNITED STATES.
Catalogue Number
P19990061002
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WATERCOLOR, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19820002000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Materials
WATERCOLOR, OAK
No. Pieces
1
Length
52.0
Width
31.1
Description
WHITE, BLACK, RED ON GRAY. SIGN READS "WE SELL ONLY TO THE TRADE", PAINTED ON GRAY CARD. SIGNED "CITY SIGN WORKS" LOWER RIGHT CORNER. PLAIN OAK FRAME 3.6 CM WIDE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
ART
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
PAINTED BY ROBERT BARROWMAN, BORN IN SCOTLAND, EMIGRATED TO PETERBOROUGH, ONT., MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND STARTED CITY SIGN WORKS IN 1909. MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE 1928-34, UNDER NEW MANAGERIAL FORM OF CITY GOVT., PRES. ALBERTA LIBERAL PARTY FOR SEVERAL YEARS, SOLD BUSINESS TO NIGEL HALL AND MIKE PISKO IN MID-1940'S, DIED FEB. 1947 AT 62 YEARS OF AGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST, ROBERT BARROWMAN, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM RECORD P20010027000 AND A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE FEBRUARY 18, 1947 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ROBERT BARROWMAN WAS BORN NEAR GLASGOW, SCOTLAND IN 1881. HE BEGAN CREATING ART AT AN EARLY AGE WHEN HE SKETCHED MANY SCENES OF HIS NATIVE LAND. HE WAS EMPLOYED ON THE CLYDE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN SHIPBUILDING BEFORE LEAVING SCOTLAND IN 1907. BARROWMAN TRAVELLED TO CANADA AND SECURED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE BLUE RIBBON TEA COMPANY IN TORONTO. AFTERWARDS, HE WENT TO PETERBOROUGH WHERE HE WORKED WITH A FIRM NAMED TURNER'S, AS A PAINTER OF SIGNS AND MANUFACTURER OF TENTS AND AWNINGS. TRAVELLING WEST, BARROWMAN STOPPED FOR A SHORT TIME IN SASKATOON AND ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. HE PURCHASED THE CITY SIGN WORKS WHICH HAD BEEN STARTED TWO YEARS EARLIER. IN 1912 BARROWMAN MARRIED CATHARINE SHEARER OF LETHBRIDGE, AND TOGETHER THEY HAD THREE DAUGHTERS: MAY, DEVINA, AND VICTORIA. IN 1920 BARROWMAN ADDED TO HIS BUSINESS HOLDINGS BY PURCHASING THE LETHBRIDGE POSTING CO. WHICH CONTROLLED SIGNBOARDS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. HE WAS THE FIRST ELECTED AS AN ADVISORY COMMISSIONER IN 1924, SERVING IN THAT CAPACITY IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER UNTIL 1928. IN THAT YEAR HE WAS ELECTED AS AN ALDERMAN AND BECAME THE FIRST MAYOR UNDER THE NEW CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT. HE SERVED CONTINUOUSLY AS MAYOR UNTIL 1934 WHEN HE WITHDREW FROM CITY POLITICS. HE THEN TURNED TO PROVINCIAL POLITICS, BEING ACTIVE IN AFFAIRS OF THE LIBERAL PARTY. BARROWMAN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE ALBERTA LIBERAL ASSOCIATION AND SERVED IN THAT CAPACITY DURING THE DAYS OF THE SOCIAL CREDIT LANDSLIDE IN 1935. HE RAN TWICE AS THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR LETHBRIDGE CONSTITUENCY IN PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS, BUT WAS DEFEATED BOTH TIMES. BARROWMAN WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN MANY CIVIC BOARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, THE GALT HOSPITAL BOARD, THE LETHBRIDGE AQUATIC CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE BOARD OF TRADE, THE LETHBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB, THE OLD LETHBRIDGE PLAYGOERS' CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB, AND ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. ROBERT BARROWMAN PASSED AWAY IN THE GALT HOSPITAL ON FEBRUARY 18, 1947 OF CARDIAC ARREST AFTER A PROLONGED ILLNESS.
Catalogue Number
P19820002000
Acquisition Date
1982-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ORNAMENT, RAILWAY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD, LEATHER, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000005000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORNAMENT, RAILWAY
Date
1999
Materials
LEAD, LEATHER, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.4
Length
10.5
Width
8.0
Description
OVAL SHAPED MEDALLION DISPLAYS HIGHLEVEL BRIDGE AND TRAIN WITH SMOKE. MEDALLION HAS BEEN CAST IN MOLD OUT OF LEAD AND IS MARKED BY ARTIST ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF OBVERSE. LEATHER CORD SECURED TO TOP OF MEDALLION WITH COMMEMORATIVE TAG, "...LIMITED EDITION MEDALLIONS MADE BY ALEX PAVLENKO".
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
COMMEMORATIVE
History
MEDALLION PRESENTED TO MUSEUM AS GIFT FROM SHOPPING CENTRE. CENTRE WAS GRATEFUL FOR MUSEUM'S PARTICIPATION IN 1999 CHRISTMAS DISPLAY IN ATRIUM OF MALL. MUSEUM PROVIDED ARTIFACTS FOR RAILROAD THEMED EXHIBIT. OF SPECIAL INTEREST WAS EXHIBITION OF GALT'S RAILWAY FOREMAN CAR WHICH HAD NOT BEEN ON DISPLAY FOR 38 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P20000005000
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061031
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
101.7
Width
30.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, WITH ROUNDED CORNERS. LIGHT BROWN PLASTIC. PAINTED ONTO BOTH SIDES OF SIGN, IN WHITE, IS "JUST SAY CHARGE IT ON YOUR EATON'S ACCOUNT". HAS TWO HOLES IN TOP, AND TWO IN THE BOTTOM, FOR HANGING SIGN.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061031
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
89.4
Width
46.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, DARK BLUE PLASTIC. ON CENTRE OF BOTH SIDES, IN GOLD, IS "EATON'S". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, IN GOLD, IS "T18 X 10 1/2 X 36". SIDES OF BAG FOLD INWARDS, SO THAT WHEN BAG IS FILLED IT EXPANDS AT THE SIDES. BAG HAS SMALL PINHOLES ALONG TOP EDGE. BAG HAS FOLD MARKS, BUT APPEARS TO BE UNUSED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061017
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
GIFT BOX
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990061018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIFT BOX
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.9
Length
38.0
Width
30.6
Description
RECTANGULAR, CARDBOARD BOX. IS FOLDED FLAT. OUTSIDE OF BOX IS NAVY BLUE. TWO SIDES READ "EATON'S" IN BEIGE. ONE END OF BOX HAS A LOWERCASE "E" WITHIN A CIRCLE, IN BEIGE. TO THE LOWER RIGHT OF THIS IS A SMALL "TM" IN BEIGE. INSIDE OF BOX IS A LIGHT GREY COLOUR. BOX HAS NOT BEEN USED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061018
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
GIFT BOX
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990061040
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIFT BOX
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
2
Height
12.9
Length
18.2
Width
18.8
Description
SQUARE, CARDBOARD BOX. BOTTOM OF BOX IS PLAIN BROWN. LID, IS DARK BLUE. PRINTED ON TOP OF LID, IN LIGHT BROWN, IS "EATON'S". PRINTED ON TWO SIDES OF LID IS "EATON'S. WE ARE YOUR FASHION STORE.", IN GOLD. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY AN EATON'S SYMBOL - A LOWERCASE "E" WITHIN A CIRCLE, WITH A SMALL "TM" AT BOTTOM RIGHT. INSIDE OF LID IS BROWN. ONE CORNER OF LID HAS BEEN BENT OUTWARD.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061040
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
8.5
Width
5.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, GREY, PLASTIC. PRINTED ON TOP, FRONT OF CARD IS "EATON'S*" IN A DARK GREY. EMBOSSED BELOW THIS, IN SILVER, IS "1234 5678 9015 EXP 04/01 EATON'S SHOPPER". TO THE RIGHT OF THIS IS A SQUARE HOLOGRAPH, WITH AN "E" INSIDE A CIRCLE. ON BACK OF CARD IS A MAGNETIC STRIPE, A WHITE STICKER (FOR SIGNING NAME), AND INFO. ON CARD USE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. TOP RIGHT, ON BACK OF CARD, READS "SCS24294 05/98".
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET (2) CLOTHES HOOKS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990061020
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (2) CLOTHES HOOKS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.3
Length
33.6
Width
3.9
Description
TWO, IDENTICAL, SILVER, METAL HOOKS. EACH HOOK IS A SINGLE ROD OF METAL, BENT INTO A HOOK SHAPE (LIKE A "C") AT EACH END. EACH END IS BENT IN AN OPPOSITE DIRECTION SO THAT THE ENTIRE PIECE FORMS A SORT OF ELONGATED "S" SHAPE. EACH HOOK HAS A SMALL CIRCLE ON ONE END, WHERE IT LOOKS AS IF IT HAS BEEN BROKEN OFF. HAVE NO OTHER IDENTIFYING MARKS.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
USED BY EATON'S FOR DISPLAYING MERCHANDISE. 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
P19990061020
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
55.9
Width
43.2
Description
RECTANGULAR, HEAVY CARD. HAS A BLUE BORDER. PRINTED WITHIN BORDER, AT BOTTOM IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED", IN WHITE. WITHIN BORDER IS A WHITE RECTANGLE, WITH A RED LINE THAT RUNS JUST INSIDE EDGES OF RECTANGLE. PRINTED WITHIN WHITE RECTANGLE, IN BLUE AND RED, IS "EATON'S FIRST FOR QUALITY. FOR PRICE. COMPETITIVE PRICES ALL THE TIME". EACH CORNER OF POSTER HAS A SMALL PIN HOLE IN IT.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061022
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061023
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
55.8
Width
43.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, HEAVY CARD. WHITE BACKGROUND. HALF OF A RED RECTANGLE SURROUND AN INNER BLUE RECTANGLE. PRINTED WITHIN RED RECTANGLE, IN WHITE, IS "THE EATON GUARANTEE:". WRITTEN WITHIN BLUE RECTANGLE, IN WHITE, IS "GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". BELOW BLUE RECTANGLE IS A WAVY, RED AND BLUE STRIPED BANNER. THERE IS ALSO A SIMILAR, SHORT BANNER AT TOP RIGHT OF RED RECTANGLE. AT THE BOTTOM OF POSTER, IN BLUE, IS "EATON'S". EACH CORNER OF POSTER HAS A SMALL PIN HOLE IN IT.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061023
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
14
Height
0.1
Length
21.7
Width
15.1
Description
14, IDENTICAL PLASTIC BAGS. WHITE. ON BOTH SIDES OF BAG ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY FROM TOP, THERE IS A RED STRIPE ABOVE A BLACK STRIPE; BELOW THIS ARE TWO NARROW RED STRIPES, AND BELOW THIS IS A WIDER BLACK STRIPE. ABOVE THE STRIPE IN BLACK IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, IN BLACK PRINT, IS "T 6 X 8 1/2". THERE ARE TWO SMALL HOLES IN TOP OF EACH BAG.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061012
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.0
Length
56.5
Width
48.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. ON FRONT AND BACK OF EACH BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A YELLOW CIRCLE (SUN). OVERLAYING THIS ARE TWO WHITE CLOUDS WITH BLUE LININGS, AND A BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED RECTANGULAR SHAPE, WITH ONE SCALLOPED EDGE. UNDERNEATH THIS, IN BLUE, IS "EATON". BAG HAS TWO STRAPS FOR HANDLES. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH A BAR CODE ON IT; THE OTHER SIDE READS "MERIDIAN PROMO. PROD. INC. VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA TEL:(604) 732-9021 100% COTTON/COTON", FOLLOWED BY CARE INSTRUCTIONS, IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061013
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
50.8
Width
27.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, WHITE COTTON. HAS TWO GREEN STRAPS FOR HANDLES. ON FRONT OF BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A DESIGN. IT CONSISTS OF AN ORANGE AND PINK SUN, A PURPLE AND PINK BEACH BALL, TWO GREEN TREES, AN ORANGE WOMAN, A BODY OF PURPLE WATER, A PINK FISH, A TURQUOISE STAR, AND TWO PURPLE SWIRL DESIGNS. BELOW THIS IN PURPLE IS "EATON". ON BACK OF BAG, ACROSS THE BOTTOM, IS A LINE OF SHAPES OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG THAT READS "MERIDIAN VANCOUVER, BC CANADA TEL:604/732-9021 FAX:604/736-4910 MADE IN CHINA". BAG APPEARS UNUSED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061014
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
53.8
Width
48.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. FRONT AND BACK HAVE SAME DESIGN. A BURGUNDY STRIPE, ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE, ABOVE TWO NARROW BURGUNDY STRIPES, AND ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE. ABOVE ALL OF THIS IN NAVY BLUE IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON TOP LEFT CORNER IS A NAVY BLUE RECTANGLE WITH WHITE PRINT. IT HAS WITHIN IT, THREE DOVES WHOSE TAILS FORM A MAPLE LEAF, SURROUNDED WITH "ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE CHOIX ENVIRONNEMENTAL". BELOW THIS READS "REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG SAC A EMPLETTES REUTILISABLE M-AN OFFICAL MARK OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA M-MARQUE OFFICIELLE D'ENVIRONNEMENT CANADA". INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH GREEN PRINT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061015
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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
Less detail
Other Name
STAMP PAD INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAMP PAD INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
13.5
Diameter
5.7
Description
ROUND, GLASS BOTTLE. BOTTLE APPEARS A DARK, METALLIC GREEN. HAS A YELLOW PAPER LABEL ON FRONT. ON LEFT OF LABEL IS A RED CIRCLE WITH JAGGED EDGES. WITHIN THIS READS "RELIANCE INK THE INK YOU CAN RELY ON". THE REST OF LABEL READS "R[EL]IANCE VIOLET STAMP PAD INK RELIANCE, INK CO. LTD. WINNIPEG". EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF BOTTLE IS "8 02. 4 V-48 2". BOTTLE HAS A BLACK PAINTED METAL, SCREW-ON CAP. THERE IS SOME INK INSIDE BOTTLE.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061005
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET (3) GIFT BOXES
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990061024
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (3) GIFT BOXES
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.2
Length
52.4
Width
39.9
Description
THREE CARDBOARD BOXES. EACH IS IN A DIFFERENT STATE OF BEING FOLDED, BUT ALL ARE RELATIVELY FLAT. EACH HAS A WHITE BACKGROUND. ON TWO SIDES IS A BURGUNDY STRIPE, ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE, ABOVE TWO NARROW BURGUNDY STRIPES, ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE. ABOVE ALL OF THIS, IN NAVY BLUE, IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON WHAT WOULD BE THE BACK SIDE OF EACH BOX, IS A RECYCLING SYMBOL - A CIRCLE WITH THREE ARROWS IN A RING - IN NAVY BLUE, AND "80%" IN THE CENTRE. TWO OF THE BOXES HAVE A SHINY TEXTURE, WHILE TH EOTHER HAS A MATTE TEXTURE.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061024
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061039
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
129.7
Width
45.8
Description
RECTANGULAR, WHITE PLASTIC. IN BLACK PRINT AT TOP IS "EATON SIZE CHART "HOW TALL ARE YOU?". BELOW THIS, THE CENTRE CONSISTS OF A COLUMN ENTITLED "INCHES" AND A SECOND COLUMN ENTITLED "CM". ON LEFT SIDE OF CHART IS A PURPLE BLOCK ON TOP OF A PINK BLOCK. WITHIN THESE BLOCKS, IN WHITE ARE "GIRLS SIZES", FOLLOWED BY DIFFERENT NUMBERS. ON RIGHT SIDE OF CHART IS A BLACK BLOCK ON TOP OF A BLUE BLOCK. WITHIN THESE BLOCKS, IN WHITE, ARE "BOYS SIZES", FOLLOWED BY DIFFERENT NUMBERS. THERE IS A SMALL, ROUND HOLE IN EACH CORNER OF CHART.
Subjects
WEIGHTS & MEASURES T&E
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061039
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FOUNTAIN PEN INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, TIN, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FOUNTAIN PEN INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, TIN, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
30.5
Diameter
17.5
Description
ROUND, CLEAR GLASS JUG. ON FRONT OF JUG IS A PAPER LABEL. LABEL IS YELLOW WITH A BLUE BORDER AND RED AND BLACK PRINT. IT READS "RELIANCE FOUNTAIN PEN RED INK WRITES AND REMAINS A RICH RED COLOR RELIANCE INK CO. LIMITED WINNIPEG MANITOBA". EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF JUG IS "MADE IN CANADA" "7756-G" HAS WHITE PAINTED, METAL, SCREW-ON CAP. IS ALMOST FULL OF RED INK.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
RETAIL TRADE
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
P19990061001
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail

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