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Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19890013017
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
10
Height
3.8
Length
27.7
Width
10.1
Description
RELAX-O-MATIC VIBRATOR WITH BACKSCRATCHER CORDLESS BATTERY POWERED. VARIOUS ATTACHMENTS (5). ALL PARTS PLASTIC. VIBRATOR IS TWO SHADES OF PINK. SCRATCHER ATTACHMENT SCREWS INTO MAIN BODY, AND HAS PINK HAND ON THE END. FOUR OTHER MASSAGE ATTACHMENTS ARE RED. FUNCTIONS DETAILED ON SIDES OF BOX. BOX READS "ART. NO. 517-V.".
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
"MADE IN HONG KONG". FROM ESTATE OF ROY & MAE STEWART OF CLARESHOLM. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. ROY AND MAE STEWART, ORIGINAL OWNERS OF THIS ARTIFACT, WERE THE PARENTS OF THE DONOR, RAE TRIMBLE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STEWARTS WAS FOUND IN MAE STEWART'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY FROM FEBRUARY 8, 1989. MAE WAS BORN AND RAISED NEAR CLARESHOLM, AND RECEIVED SCHOOLING IN CALGARY AND AT THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WORKED AT THE CLARESHOLM HOSPITAL AND MARRIED ROY STEWART IN 1931. THEY FARMED IN THE STARLINE DISTRICT UNTIL THEIR RETIREMENT TO CLARESHOLM IN 1956, WHERE MAE BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO TOWN COUNCIL IN 1976. MAE DIED ON FEBRUARY 5, 1989, AND ROY IS LISTED AS PREDECEASING HER. SEE HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY IN PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2019, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO CONTACT NEXT-OF-KIN. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS DISCOVERED. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19890013001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19890013017
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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
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
Less detail
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
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BREWERY ADVERTIQUE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, VINYL, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010112000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE BREWERY ADVERTIQUE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, VINYL, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
62.0
Width
15.5
Description
GREEN HAND TOWEL. FOLDED INTO THIRDS LENGTHWISE; IS KEPT FOLDED BY A STEEL RIVET AT THE TOP, THAT HAS A SMALL LOOP FOR HANGING ON THE BACK. NEAR TOP OF TOWEL IS A ROUND PIECE OF BLACK VINYL WITH WHITE PRINT ON IT. IT READS "YOUR HOST LETHBRIDGE BREWERY", AND INCLUDES THE OUTLINE OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE. TOWEL HAS A FLUFFY APPEARANCE, EXCEPT FOR A BAND AROUND TOP AND BOTTOM. TOWEL HAS SOME LOOSE THREADS.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
BUSINESS
History
TOWEL BELONGED TO DONOR'S BROTHER, JOE KOVACS. DONOR THINKS BROTHER ACQUIRED TOWEL AS A MEMENTO BEFORE HE RETIRED FROM THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. TOWEL POSSIBLY USED IN THE SNAKE ROOM, WHICH WAS A ROOM AT THE BREWERY USED FOR ENTERTAINING. JOE KOVACS WORKED AT THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY FOR 17 YEARS IN THE BOTTLING DEPARTMENT; STARTED IN THE EARLY 70S AND RETIRED SHORTLY BEFORE THE BREWERIES CLOSURE IN 1990. DONORS PARENTS IMMIGRATED FROM HUNGARY AND SETTLED IN RAYMOND THEN HARDIEVILLE, CA. 1920S. THE FAMILY FARMED IN SHAUGHNESSY THEN LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, IN 1951. BOTH JOE AND ANDREW STAYED IN LETHBRIDGE ALL THEIR LIVES. JOE PASSED AWAY AROUND 1994. ANDREW USED TO WORK FOR OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES BEFORE HIS RETIREMENT IN 1996. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS (SOME OF WHICH ORIGINATED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY), AND CORRELATED THIS ARTIFACT'S ORIGINAL LOCATION (THE "SNAKE ROOM" AT THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY) WITH THE CONTENT OF TWO DONOR INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN. SEE RECORD P20120028003 FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH DONOR LINDA LIPTAK, WHO WORKED THE BAR AND FOOD SERVICE THERE, AND P20100013007 FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH DONOR GUNTER HORN, FORMER LETHBRIDGE BREWERY BREWMASTER.
Catalogue Number
P20010112000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, ENAMELLED
Catalogue Number
P19870010057
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENAMELLED
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
IRON, ENAMELLED
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.0
Diameter
21.7
Description
HANDLE. LIP CHIPPED ALONG EDGE. WHITE ENAMEL BODY. RIM HAS BLACK ENAMEL TRIM. MINOR CRAZING TO ENAMEL. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
NO IDENTIFYING MARKS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROY CLINIC. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE ROY CLINIC WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES, DR. LOUIS ARTHUR ROY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE BOOK 'MEDICAL CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA' BY GERALD M. MCDOUGALL AND FIONA C. HARRIS (1991). DR. LOUIS A. ROY WAS BORN IN MOOSOMIN, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1888. AFTER RECEIVING HIS EARLY EDUCATION THERE, HE PURSUED MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR OF MEDICINE IN 1911. AFTER COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL, FOCUSING ON SURGERY AND PATHOLOGY, DR. ROY MOVED TO ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PRACTICED WITH DOCTORS DEVEBER AND CAMPBELL IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. HE WAS STATIONED IN A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KENT AS A PATHOLOGIST AND EARNED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. UPON WAR'S END DR. ROY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED WITH THE CAMPBELL GROUP UNTIL 1936, WHEN HE PARTNERED WITH DR. VALERIAN SWANCESKY (AND LATER, WITH DR. STEPHEN SCHMALTZ) TO CREATE THE ROY CLINIC GROUP. THE CLINIC WAS HOUSED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHERLOCK BLOCK. DR. ROY WAS ACCREDITED AS A SURGEON BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA IN 1945, AND HE PRACTICED AT THE CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1961. DR. ROY'S SON, DR. DOUGLAS GAETEN ROY ALSO JOINED THE PRACTICE IN 1945. DR. LOUIS A. ROY DIED IN 1964, BUT THE PRACTICE CONTINUED WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING DR. DONALD ARTHUR RICE AND DR. JAMES ALFRED MCNALLY. THE CLINIC MOVED TO 2ND AVENUE SOUTH IN 1959, AND OPERATED THERE UNDER THE ROY NAME UNTIL BECOMING THE PARK MEDICAL GROUP IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARCOPIES OF DR. LOUIS A. ROY'S OBITUARY AND RELEVANT PAGES OF MCDOUGALL AND HARRIS' BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P19870010057
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970071038
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
10.3
Width
1.1
Description
FLAT STEEL NAIL FILE. ROUNDED END, TAPERED INTO POINT AT OPPOSITE END. NOTCH IN ONE SIDE. APPROXIMATELY HALF OF SURFACE (TOP AND REVERSE) IS GRATED. STAMPED INTO SMOOTH SURFACE IS "ARROW BRAND".
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS A PROJECTIONIST WITH THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071038
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST'S TOOLS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, LINEN, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970071016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST'S TOOLS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, LINEN, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. 0.2CM (H) X 5.3CM (W) X 5.3CM (L). SQUARE, WITH WHITE LINEN-PAPER BACKING. CORNERS WORN; PAPER SOILED THROUGHOUT. 2. 0.2CM (H) X 5.3CM (W) X 7.8CM (L). RECTANGULAR, WITH WHITE LINEN-PAPER BACKING. CORNERS WORN; PINK STAIN AND OTHER SOILAGE ON BACK.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED AS PROJECTIONIST'S TOOLS BY DONOR'S FATHER, AT THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071016
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH CARDS
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960112027
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH CARDS
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Length
20.6
Width
13
Description
FOUR CREAM-COLORED PAPER CARDS WITH BLUE TRIM, AND "LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE FORCE KEYSEARCH LATENT FINGERPRINT FORM 1" PRINTED AT TOP. HOLES PERFORATED AROUND EDGES, ENCODED WITH VARIOUS FINGERPRINT CHARACTERISTICS. DETAILS: .1 FINGERPRINTS OF "TOPE BYRON DAVID"; DATED "85/05/29". REVERSE BLANK. .2 FINGERPRINTS OF "LABRECQUE, KENNETH WADE", PRINTED ON WHITE SHEETS ADHERE TO CARD. DATED "85-3-8". .3 PHOTO OF FINGERPRINTS FOUND ON OBJECT; TAPED TO CARD. PRINT IS CIRCLED IN PHOTO, AND SCALED BY RULED STICKER JUST ABOVE. NAME IDENTIFIED AS "CSIZMADIA"; DATED "85/4/9". REVERSE HAS HANDWRITTEN "KEYSEARCHED 85/4/10 85/4/19". .4 PHOTO OF FINGERPRINTS FOUND ON OJBECT; TAPED TO CARD. RULED STICKER ABOVE PRINT WITH "MOTOWN TOYOTA". "1984 - OTTAWA SUBMISSION - NEG." AT BOTTOM. DATED "84-6-24". REVERSE HAS SECOND PHOTO OF PRINTS FOUND ON OBJECT.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PART OF KEY/PUNCH FINGERPRINT SYSTEM; USED WITH ITEMS P19960112025,26-GA TO COMPARE A PARTIAL FINGERPRINT FOUND AT A CRIME SCENE WITH AN ORIGINAL SET OF PRINTS PROVIDED BY THE ACCUSED. 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. IT IS CLAIMED THAT THE CARDS WERE "SIGNED BY MEMBERS SUCH AS CST. TERRY TOWNSEND AND GORD SCHEURMAN". FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MICHELSON'S IDENT CAREER, SEE ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE. *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
P19960112027
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073053
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
4.4
Width
2.5
Description
SINGLE RAZOR BLADE IN WHITE PAPER WRAPPING. PAPER HAS "WILKINSON SWORD" WITH TWO CROSSED SWORDS REPEATED ON FRONT, AND "PAT. 3,071,856" REPEATED ON BACK. EDGES OF WRAPPER FOLDED SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073053
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1907
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, GLASS, BRISTLE (UNKNOWN TYPE)
Catalogue Number
P20010012001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1907
Materials
SILVER, GLASS, BRISTLE (UNKNOWN TYPE)
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.6
Length
21.5
Width
6.3
Description
ORNATELY CARVED, SILVER HAIRBRUSH. ON BACK OF BRUSH, UNDER A PIECE OF GLASS, IS A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO. PHOTO CONSISTS OF A MAN STANDING BEHIND A SMALL BOY; A LADY SITTING DOWN AND A SMALL GIRL IN FRONT OF A WHITE WICKER CHAIR(?). BRISTLES ARE YELLOWING.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
GOES WITH MIRROR P20010012001-GA. THE PHOTO EMBEDDED IN THE BRUSH PICTURES GEORGE HERBERT WATSON (A.K.A. "HERB"), STANDING; ELIZABETH FARTHING WATSON (NEE REED) (A.K.A. "BESS"); THEIR ELDEST SON, FRANCIS HERBERT WATSON (A.K.A. "FRANK"); AND THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER, ELLA MAY WATSON (A.K.A. "MAY"). THE BRUSH WAS OWNED BY ELIZABETH WATSON (AS IN PHOTO), WHO WAS THE GRANDMOTHER OF DONOR. THE FAMILY PICTURED ARE DESCENDANTS OF JOB REED. DONOR IS THE GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOB REED. THE BRUSH WAS LEFT TO DONOR, BY HER FATHER, UPON HIS DEATH IN JUNE 1996. *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
P20010012001
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ROSE SHAPED SOAP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOAP
Catalogue Number
P19950073228
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROSE SHAPED SOAP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SOAP
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Diameter
6.2
Description
ROUND GOLD COLOURED FLOWER SHAPED SOAP. TIPS OF PETALS ARE CHIPPED, AND THE SURFACE OF THE SOAP IS CRACKED AND MARKED UP.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073228
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET OF 'HIS' AND 'HERS' PILLOWCASES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073229
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET OF 'HIS' AND 'HERS' PILLOWCASES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
82.5
Width
50
Description
2 WHITE COTTON PILLOWCASES; ONE MARKED "HERS" IN BRIGHT PINK, WITH A HORSESHOE SHAPED DESIGN OF PINK FLOWERS WITH GREEN LEAVES. THE SECOND CASE IS MARKED "HIS" WITH THE SAME COLOURED DESIGN AS THE FIRST. ACROSS THE END OF THE CASE IS A CROCHETED BORDER. ABOVE THE HORSESHOE SHAPED DESIGN, ARE TWO INDIVIDUAL FLOWERS. THE REST OF THE CASE IS PLAIN WHITE. BOTH APPEAR SOILED, BUT "HIS" HAS MORE VISIBLE STAINS ON THE TOP.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073229
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CAMAY SOAP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, SOAP
Catalogue Number
P19950073227
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAMAY SOAP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, SOAP
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
8.1
Width
5.6
Description
RECTANGULAR BAR OF SOAP WRAPPED IN A MINT GREEN, YELLOW AND WHITE PAPER PACKAGE. TOP OF WRAPPER HAS "1 CENT WITH TIDE OR CHEER", "CAMAY THE SOAP OF BEAUTIFUL WOMEN". WRITTEN ON SIDES IS "CAMAY REG. TRADEMARK", AND ON THE BOTTOM IS WRITTEN "CAMAY MILD-SOAP DIET TWICE A DAY, APPLY A RICH CAMAY LATHER OVER YOUR FACE. WITH FINGER-TIPS MASSAGE FOREHEAD, NOSE, CHIN. RINSE THOROUGHLY WITH WARM WATER. ADD A COLD SPLASH TO OILY SKIN. THIS REGULAR CLEANSING WITH MILD CAMAY WILL HELP TO CLEAR AND SMOOTH THE SKIN. PROCTER & GAMBLE MADE IN CANADA." PACKAGE IS STILL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH THE BAR OF SOAP CONTAINED INSIDE.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073227
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ELECTRIC RAZOR
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAKELITE, STEEL, RUBBER(?)
Catalogue Number
P19950073018
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ELECTRIC RAZOR
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
BAKELITE, STEEL, RUBBER(?)
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.9
Length
246.8
Width
5.1
Description
BLACK BAKELITE CLIPPERS ARE HEAVY AND HAVE CURVING SHAPE WITH TOP AND BOTTOM BEING NARROWER. IS LONG AND THICK, HAS A LEVER ON BOTTOM THAT CONTROLS "ON OFF". ON ONE LONG SIDE IS COFFIN SHAPED STEEL PLAQUE THAT READS "QUEEN MODEL 2-90 115 V. - 12 W. A.C. OR D.C. ALLOVER MFG. CO. RACINE, WIS. U.S.A. PAT. 6-9-25 OIL" INSIDE CREST. AT BOTTOM IS "82064". IS HELD ON TO BAKELITE BACKING BY SCREWS. TOP EDGE IS CUT DIAGONAL AND HAS RECTANGULAR SHAPED STEEL BLADES WITH SERRATED EDGES ON ONE SIDE. READS "OOO", HAS SCREWS HOLDING IT ON. ON BACK SIDE IS SMALL HOLE IN BAKELITE. AT BOTTOM, IS BLACK GROOVED CORD WITH BAKELITE PLUG AT END. HAS TWO FLAT PRONGS, IN BETWEEN THEM IS WRITING OF WATTS AND VOLTS AND "U.S.A.". WRITING IS FADED ON PLUG. MINOR SCRATCHES.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073018
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES BOUDOIR SAFETY RAZOR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19950073052
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOUDOIR SAFETY RAZOR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
BRASS, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
8
Height
0.8
Length
2.6
Width
2.3
Description
1. RAZOR: 3 PIECES. FLAT BRASS HEAD WITH DIAMOND-CUT HANDLE WHICH SCREWS INTO BOTTOM. BLACK PLASTIC GUARD LAYS BENEATH BRASS HEAD AND IS ALSO HELD IN PLACE BY HANDLE. EMBOSSED WITH "LAUREL MADE IN ENGLAND". BOTTOM OF HANDLE IS ALSO THREADED TO HOLD EXTENSION, WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED. 2. CASE: BRASS BOX WITH HINGED LID. INTERIOR LINED WITH BLUE FELT. BOTTOM HAS PARTITION FOR HANDLE AND HEAD TO BE STORED SEPARATELY. TOP HAS RING EMBOSSED WITH LAUREL LEAVES HINGED INTO LID, WHICH HOLDS EXTRA BLADES IN PLACE. EXTERIOR OF LID IS EMBOSSED WITH WREATH OF LAUREL LEAVES, WITH "THE LAUREL LADIES BOUDOIR SAFETY RAZOR" ENGRAVED IN CENTRE. SURFACE SCRATCHES. 3. BLADES: 3 PIECES. ONE UNWRAPPED BLADE STAMPED WITH "THE LAUREL DUMB-BELL REGD. DESIGN & TRADEMARK BLADE MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENG." SECOND BLADE IS SAME, WITH WAXED PAPER WRAPPER. BOTH BLADES STORED IN PAPER FOLDER, WITH IMAGE OF BLADE ON FRONT READING SAME AS RAZORS. GREEN AND YELLOW WITH BLACK PRINT, ALSO READS "THIS BLADE IS DESIGNED TO FIT THE LAUREL LADIES BOUDOIR SAFETY RAZOR THE SAFEST OF ALL SAFETY RAZORS MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENGLAND". 4. BOX: CARDBOARD BOX WITH BLUE AND GOLD PRINT. TOP OF BOX HAS WREATH WITH "THE LAUREL LADIES BOUDOIR SAFETY RAZOR". PRINT ALSO ON SIDES AND BOTTOM. BOX IS WORN, ESPECIALLY AT EDGES.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073052
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672996000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.5
Width
5.1
Description
3 TOOLS FOLD INTO HANDLE. ONE IS A NAIL FILE, OTHERS ARE CUTICLE STICKS. SET IS VERY WORN AND SHOWS SOME STAINING.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR STATES TOOLS ARE NAIL FILE, TOOTH PICK, EAR WAX REMOVER *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY M.J. BENNETT. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND RECORDS FROM THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT WAS BORN IN 1881 IN WHITNEY, ENGLAND AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA IN 1910 WITH HIS WIFE, ALICE MAY BENNETT (NEE EDWARDS). THEY WERE LIVING IN MEDICINE HAT WHERE BENNETT WORKED AS A CARPENTER WHEN HE ENLISTED WITH THE 175TH BATTALION CEF ON JANUARY 26, 1916. BENNETT SURVIVED THE WAR AND HE AND ALICE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SHAUNESSEY AND LETHBRIDGE AND BENNETT WORKED AS A STREETCAR DRIVER, CARPENTER AND HOTEL OPERATOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB AND LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BENNETT DIED IN 1982. M.J. BENNETT'S GRANDSON, TREVOR BENNETT, PROVIDED SOME FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY IN 2002 (SEE P20020071009). SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672995000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A SNUFFBOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS MANICURE SET BELONGED TO DUHAMEL’S GRANDMOTHER, ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. IN THE INTERVIEW, DUHAMEL EXPLAINED, “THIS IS A SMALL MANICURE SET… I WOULD ASSUME THAT IT’S IVORY, BUT I DON’T REMEMBER THIS AT ALL. ‘CAUSE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ON HER DRESSER AND THAT WAS [A] FORBIDDEN [AREA TO THE GRANDCHILDREN].” WHEN ASKED IF DUHAMEL RECALLED ANY MEMORIES OF HER GRANDMOTHER USING A MANICURE SET, SHE REPLIED, “WELL HOW DO YOU HAVE TIME [TO DO] THAT WHEN YOU GOT A BIG HOUSE TO LOOK AFTER? BUT, I CAN REMEMBER [HER SITTING] IN THE CHAIR AND I WAS ON A LITTLE STOOL, AND SHE’D BRUSH MY HAIR EVERY DAY.” THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM ENGLAND IN 1911, FIRST MOVING TO MEDICINE HAT. DUHAMEL SAYS, “THEY EVENTUALLY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND I THINK THEY LIVED BEHIND MCGAVIN’S, NOW THAT’S JUST A GUESS… WHEN POP WAS IN LETHBRIDGE, HE ACTUALLY RAN THE STREETCARS. … [BUT] BECAUSE THE COAL MINES WERE IN SHAUGHNESSY, MY GRANDFATHER DECIDED TO BUILD A BOARDING HOUSE IN SHAUGHNESSY [IN 1928]. HE CALLED IT ‘HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY’. IT HAD TEN BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS WITH A SITTING ROOM IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE FIRE… IT WAS A LARGE BUILDING; TEN BEDROOMS AND THEY WERE ALL LARGE BEDROOMS." ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL AND ALICE BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE. OF THIS ARTIFACT, BENNETT RECALLED, “THIS MANICURE SET I REMEMBER FROM MY GRANDMOTHER’S DRESSER. IT WAS ALWAYS EITHER ON THE DRESSER OR ON HER SIDE TABLE. AND I’D NEVER NOTICED HER GROOMING WITH IT, BUT I DO REMEMBER SEEING IT THERE ALL THE TIME. IT’S SORT OF LIKE A PLASTIC BONE MATERIAL. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT REALLY IS. YOU NEVER TOUCHED GRANDMA’S STUFF IF YOU WENT IN HER ROOM. YOU DIDN’T GET IN THERE VERY OFTEN. I WAS MORE ALLOWED IN HER KITCHEN, BUT IT WAS JUST OFF HER KITCHEN… WHEN YOU GO [INTO GRANDMA’S BEDROOM], YOU’RE ALWAYS CURIOUS WITH LITTLE EYES, LOOKING AROUND AT EVERYTHING THAT WAS THERE. AND WHEN WE USED TO STAY OVER, THERE WAS A BEDROOM RIGHT BESIDE HERS THAT I USED TO STAY IN. BECAUSE WHEN I WAS BORN, WE LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR. AND I STILL HAVE THE DRESSER IN MY HOUSE THAT THAT USED TO SIT ON… IT STILL HAS THE EATON’S STICKER ON THE BACK AND THE ADDRESS WHERE IT WAS DELIVERED TO WHEN THEY LIVED HERE IN LETHBRIDGE.” BENNETT SAID, “SHE WAS VERY HARD-WORKING LADY,” ABOUT HIS GRANDMOTHER. HE CONTINUED, “I DON’T REMEMBER HER EVER SITTING DOWN JUST [TO] GROOM HER NAILS. SHE WAS UP BY THE TIME I GOT UP. SHE WAS ALL DRESSED AND ALWAYS PROPERLY DRESSED.” IN A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION THE MUSEUM INITALLY POSED TO THE FAMILY ABOUT THE ARTIFACT'S DATES OF USE, MICHAEL BENNETT WROTE: "SEEN IN THE 1940'S (i WAS BORN [IN] 1941)." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19705622000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672996000
Acquisition Date
1968-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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