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Other Name
"BISMARCK"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010010000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"BISMARCK"
Date
1941
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.2
Length
57.3
Width
11.5
Description
HAND CARVED MODEL WAR SHIP. WOOD; HIGHLY DETAILED. ALL PIECES WERE CARVED SEPARATELY AND THEN ADHERED TOGETHER. ON FRONT OF SHIP IS A FLAG WITH THREE VERTICAL STRIPES OF RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. SHIP SITS ON A RECTANGULAR BASE, WITH BEVELED EDGES. ON SIDE OF BASE, IN BLACK, IS "BISMARCK" PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 1941". ENTIRE PIECE IS ENCASED IN A BOX MADE OF PLYWOOD. ON INSIDE BACK OF BOX IS A MIRROR, AND FRONT SIDE OF BOX IS CLEAR GLASS. SIDES OF BOX ARE VARNISHED.
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ORIGINALLY PURCHASED BY ROBERT A. RUTLEDGE (DONOR'S BROTHER) FROM ONE OF THE GUARDS AT CAMP 133 IN LETHBRIDGE FOR $100, WHILE ON LEAVE DURING WWII. BOB WAS IN THE NAVY, AND SO WAS INTERESTED IN ANYTHING RELATED TO THE NAVY (IE. SHIPS). BOB KEPT SHIP ON DISPLAY IN HIS HOUSE IN LETHBRIDGE. LORRAINE ELLIOT DONATED THE SHIP TO MUSEUM AFTER HER BROTHER PASSED AWAY. DONOR'S GRANDFATHER FIRST ARRIVED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1912, WHILE EMPLOYED WITH THE C.P.R.. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20010010000
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P19830008000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.0
Length
9.5
Width
4.0
Description
RED, GOLD & BLACK. 3 MASTED GALLEON SHIP MODEL MOUNTED ON A WOOD BASE. THREAD RIGGING AN MAIN SAILS PARTIALLY DAMAGED/BROKEN. FLAG MISSING FROM FRONT MAST. MAIN SAILS FEATURE CROWNS AND RAMPANT LIONS DESIGN. REAR SAIL IS LATEEN-RIGGED.
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GIVEN TO DONOR'S FATHER BY A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR FROM LETHBRIDGE CAMP (133) SEE P19830007000-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, WHICH INCLUDED OBJECTS RELATED TO THE WATSON FAMILY. FROM WATSON SR.'S OBITUARY IN JUNE 30, 1980 LETHBRIDGE HERALD: "WATSON, GEORGE OF 1409 9 AVE SOUTH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 27 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS... [HE] WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND TOOK HIS NORMAL SCHOOL TRAINING IN CALGARY. DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS, SERVING AS A FLYING CADET. HE RETURNED TO THIS AREA AND TAUGHT SCHOOL IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, MILK RIVER, COALHURST, COALDALE, AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1930 TO 1950, AND FROM 1950-1961 AS VICE PRINCIPAL OF HAMILTON SCHOOL, THE FIRST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS AN HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION. ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS, HE SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING: THE FIRST TOWN PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY, THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, THE HEALTH UNIT, AND ONE TERM AS AN ALDERMAN ON CITY COUNCIL. DURING ITS FORMATIVE YEARS HE SERVED AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE NO. 1 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND THE LETHBRIDGE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION." ACCORDING TO HER SPOKANE CHRONICLE OBITUARY, THE DONOR, C. HELEN RANKIN, PASSED AWAY IN SPOKANE ON MAY 13, 1992. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P19830008000
Acquisition Date
1983-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PUTTY
Catalogue Number
P19830007000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PUTTY
No. Pieces
2
Height
12.2
Length
22.4
Width
10.5
Description
WHITE, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, RED. SHIP IN BOTTLE. 3 MASTED CLIPPER SHIP MODELLED INSIDE LARGE GLASS LIGHT BULB. DEPICTED ON GREEN SEA WITH BLUE SKY IN BACKGROUND & LIGHTHOUSE, WINDMILL, HOUSES AND CHURCH ON SHORE. BULB RESTS ON VARNISHED WOOD STAND WITH PEDESTAL FEET.
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GIVEN TO DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE WATSON SR. BY GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR FROM LETHBRIDGE CAMP (133). WATSON SR. ACTIVE IN CIVIC AFFAIRS INCLUDING SCHOOLS, CADETS, & MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BORN IN 1896 & DIED IN 1980. WATSON SR'S FATHER CAME TO LETHBRIDGE AS A BLACKSMITH FOR A.R.C. CO. & LETHBRIDGE IRON WORKS. WAVES/BACKGROUND LIKELY MADE FROM WINDOW PUTTY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, WHICH INCLUDED OBJECTS RELATED TO THE WATSON FAMILY. FROM WATSON SR.'S OBITUARY IN JUNE 30, 1980 LETHBRIDGE HERALD: "WATSON, GEORGE OF 1409 9 AVE SOUTH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 27 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS... [HE] WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND TOOK HIS NORMAL SCHOOL TRAINING IN CALGARY. DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS, SERVING AS A FLYING CADET. HE RETURNED TO THIS AREA AND TAUGHT SCHOOL IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, MILK RIVER, COALHURST, COALDALE, AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1930 TO 1950, AND FROM 1950-1961 AS VICE PRINCIPAL OF HAMILTON SCHOOL, THE FIRST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS AN HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION. ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS, HE SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING: THE FIRST TOWN PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY, THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, THE HEALTH UNIT, AND ONE TERM AS AN ALDERMAN ON CITY COUNCIL. DURING ITS FORMATIVE YEARS HE SERVED AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE NO. 1 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND THE LETHBRIDGE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION." ACCORDING TO HER SPOKANE CHRONICLE OBITUARY, THE DONOR, C. HELEN RANKIN, PASSED AWAY IN SPOKANE ON MAY 13, 1992. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P19830007000
Acquisition Date
1983-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
GERMAN HE-111 BOMBER AIRCRAFT
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20080025000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GERMAN HE-111 BOMBER AIRCRAFT
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Height
10
Length
38
Width
29
Description
HANDCRAFTED, HANDPAINTED HE-111 GERMAN BOMBER AIRCRAFT MODEL AND BOX. TWIN ENGINE BOMBER FEATURES CIGAR-SHAPED FUSELAGE AND BROAD WINGS. LANDING GEAR AND WHEELS ARE IN A DOWN, GROUNDED POSITION. METAL PROPELLERS ARE BALANCED AND SPIN FREELY. HANDPAINTED FINISH AND INSIGNIA THROUGHOUT. FUSELAGE MARKED "1H..IH". 1 PCE. FOR CONDITION, PLEASE REFERENCE CONDITION REPORT ON FILE. HANDCRAFTED BOX, CASE: 33 CM (W), 41 CM (L), 13.5 CM (H). GREEN PAINTED EXTERIOR FINISH WITH REMOVABLE LID. LID HAND MARKED IN PENCIL "696". HOOK AND EYE CLOSURE. BOX EXTERIOR HAND MARKED IN PAINT "FW. KUBLER 18616". 2 PCE CLOTH REMNANTS, 2 PCE. (UNKNOWN USE/FUNCTION). RED FELT STRIP, 6.5 CM (W), 51 CM (L). REMAINS OF BLACK THREAD/STITCHING ALONGSIDE ONE EDGE. 1PCE. DISCOLOURDED WHITE COTTON CLOTH, 30 CM (L), 30.5 CM (W). 1 PCE.
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BETWEEN 1942 AND 1946, LETHBRIDGE’S POPULATION GREW BY UPWARDS OF 13,000 PERSONS AFTER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO LOCATE ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST PRISONER-OF-WAR (POW) CAMPS ON THE NORTH EASTERN OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY. CAMP 133’S INTERNEES WERE CAPTURED GERMAN SOLDIERS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE DEUTSCHES AFRIKA KORPS, DOWNED LUFTWAFFE AIRCREW AND CAPTURED KRIEGSMARINE SAILORS. THE POWS PASSED THE TIME IN CAMP 133 IN A VARIETY OF WAYS, INCLUDING CREATING HANDCRAFTED GOODS. THE ITEMS WERE MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO THE GUARDS AND, AT TIMES, COULD BE ACQUIRED IN TRADE FOR LUXURY ITEMS INCLUDING CIGARETTES. ALTHOUGH OFFICIALLY FORBIDDEN, INTERACTION DID OCCUR BETWEEN THE POWS AND THE CIVILIAN POPULATION, REFLECTED BY THE AREA RESIDENTS’ ACQUISITION OF POW-MADE ITEMS. THIS WOODEN HE-111 BOMBER WAS GIVEN TO 9 YEAR OLD LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT ROY BOLOKOSKI (DONOR’S HUSBAND) BY A CAMP 133 INTERNEE, LIKELY THE MODEL’S MAKER FELDWEBEL (SERGEANT) KUBLER. ROY AND HIS FATHER MATHEW BOLOKOSKI MADE REGULAR DELIVERIES TO THE CAMP ON BEHALF OF LOCAL WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR HORNE AND PITFIELD. THE BOMBER WAS TREASURED BY BOLOKOSKI AND DURING HIS CHILDHOOD, HE SAFEGUARDED IT BY STORING IT IN HIS PARENT’S BEDROOM CLOSET. ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, HER HUSBAND NEVER WANTED ANYONE TO TOUCH THE AIRCRAFT MODEL. DURING THE TIME THAT THE DONOR AND ROY WERE MARRIED, HE ALWAYS MAINTAINED THE AIRCRAFT IN ITS BOX. IN 2009, THE BUNDESARCHIVE IN GERMANY INFORMED THE GALT THAT THE MODEL’S MAKER WAS HERMANN KUBLER, BORN 11 DECEMBER 1913 IN HEILBRONN, GERMANY. ACCORDING TO A HERALD NEWSPAPER ARTICLE IN 1945, HANDICRAFTS WERE MADE BY THE CAMP’S INTERNEES FOR SALE TO THE GUARDS. THE SALES WERE NECESSARY TO GENERATE FUNDS ON ACCOUNT THAT FUNDS FROM GERMANY STOPPED ARRIVING AND THE INTERNEES’ CANTEEN CREDITS WERE EXHAUSTED. ITEMS INCLUDING WOODEN MODEL BATTLESHIPS, TANKS AND AIRCRAFT SOLD, AT THE TIME, IN THE RANGE OF $10 TO $30 DOLLARS DEPENDING ON THE ITEM’S QUALITY. THE POWS WERE PAID FOR THEIR WORK IN THE FORM OF CANTEEN CREDITS. ON 17 FEBRUARY 2010, THE HENKEL BOMBER WAS RETURNED TO THE GALT BY THE CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE IN OTTAWA AFTER THE INSTITUTE ACCEPTED THE MODEL AS PART OF ITS FREE TREATMENT PROGRAM. FOR INFORMATION ON THE TREATMENT, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20080025000
Acquisition Date
2008-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BISMARK PRISONER OF WAR
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19890044002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BISMARK PRISONER OF WAR
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Materials
WOOD, WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.3
Length
26.2
Width
5
Description
HAND CARVED WOOD BATTLESHIP MODEL ON PEDESTAL. LABEL: "BISMARK" MODEL HAS A FINE DETAILING OF DECK GUNS, SUPERSTRUCTURE ETC. CARVED FROM SINGLE BLOCK OF WOOD. INCLUDES RUDDER & 3 PROPELLORS. MISSING PARTS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT
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CAMP 133 ESTABLISHED IN LETHBRIDGE OPERATED FROM 1942 TO 1946 & CONTAINED GERMAN P0W'S. MAKER UNKNOWN, MODEL BELIEVED TO BE FROM CAMP 133. PURCHASED FROM ALTAMONT MUSEUM COLLECTION & FORMERLY FROM GURNEY MUSEUM IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE. *UPDATE* IN 2015, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND THE OBJECTS FROM ITS COLLECTION WITH INFORMATION FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, GLENBOW ARCHIVES, ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND FIELD RESEARCH AT THE SODBUSTERS ARCHIVE & MUSEUM IN STROME, ALBERTA. WALTER AND EDITH GURNEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1938, AND BROUGHT WITH THEM THEIR LARGE COLLECTION OF TAXIDERMY, COINS, FOSSILS, AND CULTURAL OBJECTS. THEY MOVED HOMES IN LETHBRIDGE FIVE TIMES IN TWO YEARS BEFORE FINDING A HOUSE WITH A BASEMENT LARGE ENOUGH TO DISPLAY MOST OF THE COLLECTION, AT 1602 6 AVE SOUTH. THE GURNEYS REGULARLY HAD PEOPLE COMING TO SEE THE COLLECTION, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB, AND WALTER OFTEN DISPLAYED PORTIONS OF THE COLLECTION AT LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION EVENTS. IN 1945 THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE GAVE THE GURNEYS USE OF THE OLD BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING IN GALT GARDENS TO DISPLAY THE COLLECTION – THEY WERE PROVIDED HEAT AND ELECTRICITY FREE OF CHARGE AS LONG AS THEY HAD THE MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON WEEKENDS. IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF OPERATION, GURNEY’S MUSEUM (ALSO MARKETED AS GURNEY’S BIRD PARADISE, DUE TO THE LARGE VOLUME OF TAXIDERMIED BIRDS IN THE COLLECTION) HAD OVER 80,000 VISITORS, ONLY 10% OF WHICH WERE LOCAL. THE MUSEUM OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH THE LATE 40S AND 50S, BUT BY 1958, THE BUILDING WAS FALLING INTO DISREPAIR, AND IN 1961 GURNEY SOLD HIS ENTIRE COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF MILK RIVER. SCHULTZ’S PARENTS HAD ALSO BEEN COLLECTORS, AND AFTER ADDING GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO HIS OWN, HE HAD OVER 13,000 OBJECTS WHEN HE OPENED THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM AT COUTTS IN 1967. THE ALTAMONT OPERATED FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, CLOSING IN 1986 DUE TO SCHULTZ’S FAILING HEALTH, AND IN AUGUST 1989 THE COLLECTION WAS SOLD OFF AT A LARGE PUBLIC AUCTION TO MANY PRIVATE BUYERS. GALT MUSEUM REPRESENTATIVES ATTENDED AND BOUGHT BACK THREE OBJECTS THAT WERE PURPORTED TO BE FROM THE GURNEY COLLECTION – TWO MODEL SHIPS BUILT BY GERMAN POWS IN CAMP 133 (P19890044001 AND P19890044002), AND AN INDUSTRIAL LIGHT FROM THE OPERATING ROOM OF THE GALT HOSPITAL (P19890044003). THE ONLY OBJECTS IN SCHULTZ’S POSSESSION THAT WERE NOT AUCTIONED OFF WERE THE TAXIDERMY SPECIMENS AND FIRST NATIONS-RELATED ARTIFACTS, WHICH BY LAW COULD NOT BE SOLD. MANY OF THESE OBJECTS WERE FROM THE GURNEY COLLECTION INITIALLY, AND WERE MOVED YET AGAIN, THIS TIME TO THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED SODBUSTERS MUSEUM IN STROME, ALBERTA. MUCH OF GURNEY’S TAXIDERMY AND FIRST NATIONS’ COLLECTION WAS STILL ON DISPLAY THERE IN 2014, POSED IN DIORAMA. ON NOVEMBER 18, 2014 JANE EDMUNDSON INTERVIEWED HER FATHER PHIL EDMUNDSON, A LIFELONG LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT, ABOUT HIS MEMORIES OF VISITING THE GURNEY MUSEUM AS A CHILD. HE SAID: “I [WAS] 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD MAYBE… WE WEREN’T SUPERVISED AS CLOSELY AS CHILDREN ARE NOWADAYS… SO WE’D WANDER ALL OVER TOWN. WE JUST HAD A GREAT TIME. WE WOULD SPEND TIME VISITING THINGS LIKE THE GURNEY MUSEUM OR DOWN IN THE RIVER VALLEY… WE WOULD JUST RIDE OUR BIKES DOWN THERE ON A SATURDAY. WE’D BE GONE ALL DAY… [WE WOULD] GO TO THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND CHECK THINGS OUT… WE WERE REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THINGS LIKE THE TWO-HEADED CALF OR THE LAMPS MADE OUT OF DEER ANTLERS, AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS THAT WOULD IMPRESS YOUNG PEOPLE… WE WERE PRETTY LUCKY… WE’D HAVE A DIME OR A NICKEL TO DO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS… EVERYBODY THAT WENT INTO THE MUSEUM UNDERSTOOD THAT IT WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL AND YOU DIDN’T HANDLE THE OBJECTS OR RUN AROUND IN THERE… YOU COULDN’T RUN AROUND [BECAUSE] IT WAS SO JAMMED FULL OF STUFF! YOU COULD HARDLY GET THROUGH IT… I DON’T REMEMBER IT BEING SORTED OUT INTO TYPES, IT WAS JUST A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF… I DON’T REMEMBER EVERYTHING BEING LABELLED, BUT I CAN KIND OF RECALL THAT SOME THINGS HAD NAMES OR PLATES ON THEM TO TELL WHAT THEY WERE… EVERYBODY WAS REALLY RESPECTFUL [AND] I WAS JUST SO IMPRESSED WITH ALL THE NEAT THINGS IN THAT MUSEUM.” SEE PERMANENT FILE P19890044001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF RESEARCH MATERIAL AND FULL TRANSCRIPT OF EDMUNDSON INTERVIEW. SEE RECORD P20120003000 FOR GURNEY GRANDDAUGHTER TRUDY CAREY’S RECOLLECTIONS ON THE MUSEUM.
Catalogue Number
P19890044002
Acquisition Date
1989-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SUBMARINE "...CAMP 133"
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19890044001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUBMARINE "...CAMP 133"
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1946
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.4
Length
27.1
Width
5.6
Description
HAND CARVED WOOD SUBMARINE MODEL ON PEDESTAL. LABEL: "GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133" MODEL HAS DIVING FINS, DECK GUN, CONNING TOWER, FLAG, GUY WIRES, & SINGLE PROPELLOR. ON CONNING TOWER IS GERMAN CROSS & FLAG IS WITH A NAZI EMBLEM. MISSING PARTS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. NOTE: A CONSERVATION TREATMENT WAS PERFORMED ON THIS ARTIFACT ON 3 APRIL DUE TO DAMAGE THAT OCCURED DURING THE 2004-2006 EXPANISION/COLLECTION RELOCATION. IN MARCH 2006, THE NAZI BATTLE FLAG FELL OFF THE SUBMARINE AS A RESULT OF ITS UNPACKING. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TREATMENT, PLEASE REFERENCE THE ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE.
Subjects
TOY
ART
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
CAMP 133 ESTABLISHED IN LETHBRIDGE OPERATED FROM 1942 TO 1946 & CONTAINED GERMAN P0W'S. ALTHOUGH MAKER IS UNKNOWN, MODEL IS CLEARLY IDENTIFIED WITH THIS CAMP. PURCHASED FROM ALTAMONT MUSEUM COLLECTION. MODEL IS BELIEVED TO HAVE ORIGINALLY BEEN PART OF THE GURNEY MUSEUM COLLECTION IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE. *UPDATE* IN 2015, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND THE OBJECTS FROM ITS COLLECTION WITH INFORMATION FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, GLENBOW ARCHIVES, ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND FIELD RESEARCH AT THE SODBUSTERS ARCHIVE & MUSEUM IN STROME, ALBERTA. WALTER AND EDITH GURNEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN IN 1938, AND BROUGHT WITH THEM THEIR LARGE COLLECTION OF TAXIDERMY, COINS, FOSSILS, AND CULTURAL OBJECTS. THEY MOVED HOMES IN LETHBRIDGE FIVE TIMES IN TWO YEARS BEFORE FINDING A HOUSE WITH A BASEMENT LARGE ENOUGH TO DISPLAY MOST OF THE COLLECTION, AT 1602 6 AVE SOUTH. THE GURNEYS REGULARLY HAD PEOPLE COMING TO SEE THE COLLECTION, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB, AND WALTER OFTEN DISPLAYED PORTIONS OF THE COLLECTION AT LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION EVENTS. IN 1945 THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE GAVE THE GURNEYS USE OF THE OLD BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING IN GALT GARDENS TO DISPLAY THE COLLECTION – THEY WERE PROVIDED HEAT AND ELECTRICITY FREE OF CHARGE AS LONG AS THEY HAD THE MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON WEEKENDS. IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF OPERATION, GURNEY’S MUSEUM (ALSO MARKETED AS GURNEY’S BIRD PARADISE, DUE TO THE LARGE VOLUME OF TAXIDERMIED BIRDS IN THE COLLECTION) HAD OVER 80,000 VISITORS, ONLY 10% OF WHICH WERE LOCAL. THE MUSEUM OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH THE LATE 40S AND 50S, BUT BY 1958, THE BUILDING WAS FALLING INTO DISREPAIR, AND IN 1961 GURNEY SOLD HIS ENTIRE COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF MILK RIVER. SCHULTZ’S PARENTS HAD ALSO BEEN COLLECTORS, AND AFTER ADDING GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO HIS OWN, HE HAD OVER 13,000 OBJECTS WHEN HE OPENED THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM AT COUTTS IN 1967. THE ALTAMONT OPERATED FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, CLOSING IN 1986 DUE TO SCHULTZ’S FAILING HEALTH, AND IN AUGUST 1989 THE COLLECTION WAS SOLD OFF AT A LARGE PUBLIC AUCTION TO MANY PRIVATE BUYERS. GALT MUSEUM REPRESENTATIVES ATTENDED AND BOUGHT BACK THREE OBJECTS THAT WERE PURPORTED TO BE FROM THE GURNEY COLLECTION – TWO MODEL SHIPS BUILT BY GERMAN POWS IN CAMP 133 (P19890044001 AND P19890044002), AND AN INDUSTRIAL LIGHT FROM THE OPERATING ROOM OF THE GALT HOSPITAL (P19890044003). THE ONLY OBJECTS IN SCHULTZ’S POSSESSION THAT WERE NOT AUCTIONED OFF WERE THE TAXIDERMY SPECIMENS AND FIRST NATIONS-RELATED ARTIFACTS, WHICH BY LAW COULD NOT BE SOLD. MANY OF THESE OBJECTS WERE FROM THE GURNEY COLLECTION INITIALLY, AND WERE MOVED YET AGAIN, THIS TIME TO THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED SODBUSTERS MUSEUM IN STROME, ALBERTA. MUCH OF GURNEY’S TAXIDERMY AND FIRST NATIONS’ COLLECTION WAS STILL ON DISPLAY THERE IN 2014, POSED IN DIORAMA. ON NOVEMBER 18, 2014 JANE EDMUNDSON INTERVIEWED HER FATHER PHIL EDMUNDSON, A LIFELONG LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT, ABOUT HIS MEMORIES OF VISITING THE GURNEY MUSEUM AS A CHILD. HE SAID: “I [WAS] 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD MAYBE… WE WEREN’T SUPERVISED AS CLOSELY AS CHILDREN ARE NOWADAYS… SO WE’D WANDER ALL OVER TOWN. WE JUST HAD A GREAT TIME. WE WOULD SPEND TIME VISITING THINGS LIKE THE GURNEY MUSEUM OR DOWN IN THE RIVER VALLEY… WE WOULD JUST RIDE OUR BIKES DOWN THERE ON A SATURDAY. WE’D BE GONE ALL DAY… [WE WOULD] GO TO THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND CHECK THINGS OUT… WE WERE REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THINGS LIKE THE TWO-HEADED CALF OR THE LAMPS MADE OUT OF DEER ANTLERS, AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS THAT WOULD IMPRESS YOUNG PEOPLE… WE WERE PRETTY LUCKY… WE’D HAVE A DIME OR A NICKEL TO DO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS… EVERYBODY THAT WENT INTO THE MUSEUM UNDERSTOOD THAT IT WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL AND YOU DIDN’T HANDLE THE OBJECTS OR RUN AROUND IN THERE… YOU COULDN’T RUN AROUND [BECAUSE] IT WAS SO JAMMED FULL OF STUFF! YOU COULD HARDLY GET THROUGH IT… I DON’T REMEMBER IT BEING SORTED OUT INTO TYPES, IT WAS JUST A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF… I DON’T REMEMBER EVERYTHING BEING LABELLED, BUT I CAN KIND OF RECALL THAT SOME THINGS HAD NAMES OR PLATES ON THEM TO TELL WHAT THEY WERE… EVERYBODY WAS REALLY RESPECTFUL [AND] I WAS JUST SO IMPRESSED WITH ALL THE NEAT THINGS IN THAT MUSEUM.” SEE PERMANENT FILE P19890044001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF RESEARCH MATERIAL AND FULL TRANSCRIPT OF EDMUNDSON INTERVIEW. SEE RECORD P20120003000 FOR GURNEY GRANDDAUGHTER TRUDY CAREY’S RECOLLECTIONS ON THE MUSEUM.
Catalogue Number
P19890044001
Acquisition Date
1989-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041570
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PAPER, RAYON
No. Pieces
3
Height
3
Length
6
Width
6.8
Description
SMALL PLASTER BABY DOLL WRAPPED IN RAYON CLOTH WHICH IS ORANGE, WHITE AND RED. BABY HAS RED FRILLED GARMENT ON. TWO COTTON FILLED PILLOWS HAVE FALLEN OFF AND ARE LOOSED WITH DOLL.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DOLL BELONGED TO DONOR'S FAMILY AND WAS KEPT IN THE BUFFET. POSSIBLY A SPECIAL ITEM BROUGHT FROM JAPAN. DOLL IS MENTIONED IN DONOR'S NOVEL "OBASAN". THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “I ALWAYS USED TO SEE THIS TINY LITTLE DOLL… IT SAT IN THE BUFFET, A LITTLE DECORATION. I GUESS MY MOM JUST LOVED IT. IT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS SHE BOUGHT AND KEPT. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY THINGS SHE HAD TO LEAVE [OR] WHY SHE WOULD KEEP THIS LITTLE TINY THING.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041570
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL, BOXED
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010096000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL, BOXED
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2000
Materials
CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
4
Height
55
Length
30
Width
24
Description
1. DOLL, 2PCE, CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD. DOLL PRESENTS BLUE CLOTH KIMONO WITH FLORAL DESIGN. RED WAISTBAND WITH GOLD TIE. DOLL GRASPS DRUM-LIKE OBJECT IN LEFT HAND AND SHOULD HAVE FAN IN RIGHT HAND. OPEN GOLD FAN WITH BLACK HANDLE HAS BECOME DETACHED (GLUE WORN OUT). DOLL IS MOUNTED ON A BLACK LACQUERED BASE. UNFINISHED WOOD PANEL WITH JAPANESE SCRIPT ADHERED TO BASE ON DOLL'S LEFT. 2. BOX, 2PCE, CARDBOARD 60CM X 31CM X 25CM. TOP OF LID AND END OF BASE DISPLAY WHITE AND PURPLE LABEL. TOP LABEL TEXT "OYAMA NINGYOU" AND END LABEL "923-0501" IN ADDITION TO JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR'S HOSTED A 16 Y/O MALE JAPANESE STUDENT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN SUMMER, 1999. STUDENT ATTENDED ENGLISH CLASSES AT THE COLLEGE AND SENT DOLL AS THANK-YOU GIFT AFTER HE RETURNED TO JAPAN. DONOR UNDERSTOOD THAT DOLL REPRESENTED SPIRITUAL ASPECT (PROTECTION). DONOR'S PARENTS WERE EVACUATED TO LETHBRIDGE, FARMING IN COALDALE AREA (MCNALLY) IN FUTURE YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P20010096000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041670
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
12.5
Diameter
9.5
Description
PARASOL IS CONICAL SHAPED UMBRELLA MADES FROM INDIVIDUAL SHAFTS WRAPPED IN PAPER AND HELD TOGETHER WITH THREAD. PINK AND SILVER FOIL CAP IS ON TOP WITH WHITE NYLON TASSEL.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
TOY PARASOL WAS MADE BY LOCAL JAPANESE COMMUNITY PEOPLE FROM CIGARETTE PAPER. LIKELY GIVEN TO FAMILY AS A GIFT. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041670
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL SET
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN, WOOD, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19980048018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL SET
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
PORCELAIN, WOOD, CLOTH
No. Pieces
3
Height
8.5
Length
16.7
Width
27.6
Description
THERE ARE TWO DOLLS ON A GREEN BASE THAT HAS AN ELABORATE FLORAL DESIGN. THE TWO DOLLS HAVE VERY DISTINCT MANNERS OF DRESS. ONE DOLL IS WEARING A GREY-BLUE DRESS WITH A GOLD FLORAL DESIGN ON IT. THE OTHER DOLL WEARS A RED DRESS WITH A GREEN AND DARK RED FLORAL DESIGN. THIS DOLL HAS DECORATIONS IN HER HAIR AS WELL, UNLIKE THE OTHER DOLL. AS WELL, THIS DOLL IS CARRYING A STICK OF SOME SORT WITH RED AND WHITE STRING ON IT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
A GIFT FROM AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN BY MAYOR CARPENTER? (SEE P19980048016-17-GA). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048018
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041119
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
26
Height
3.7
Length
10.2
Width
10.2
Description
.1) BOX. WHITE CARDBOARD BOX HAS RED AND YELLOW LID WHICH HAS LEAF AND BRANCH MOTIF ON PAPER COVER. PAPER COVER IS TORN AT TOP RIGHT. ON INSIDE OF LID IS PAPER LABEL WITH ORANGE SYMBOL AT CENTRE AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .2) ORIGAMI BOX. 2.6CM X 2.6CM X 1.6CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH BLUE LID AND BLUE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PINK FOLDED FLOWER. .3) ORIGAMI BOX. 3.1CM X 3.1CM X 1.3CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH MEDIUM BLUE LID AND PURPLE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS ORANGE FOLDED FLOWER. .4) ORIGAMI BOX. 3.0CM X 3.0CM X 1.5CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH BLUE LID AND WHITE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS LIGHT BLUE FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .5) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.8CM X 1.8CM X 0.9CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH PINK LID AND PINK BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PINK FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .6) ORIGAMI BOX. 2.2CM X 2.2CM X 0.9CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH LIGHT BLUE LID AND BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PEACH COLORED FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .7) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.9CM X 1.9CM X 1.1CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WITH PINK LID AND LIGHT BLUE BOTTOM. INSIDE IS PEACH COLORED FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .8) ORIGAMI BOX. 1.8CM X 1.8CM X 1.0CM FOLDED PAPER BOX WOTH PINK LID AND YELLOW BOTTOM. INSIDE IS LIGHT BLUE FOLDED PAPER BIRD. .9) ORIGAMI PAPER. THREE TRIANGULAR PIECES OF PAPER, TWO RED AND ONE GREEN. .10) ORIGAMI PAPER. TWO DIAMOND SHAPE PIECES OF PAPER, ONE BLUE AND ONE BROWN. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, TWO PIECES FROM THIS ARTIFACT WERE NOT FOUND. A RED TRIANGULAR PIECE OF PAPER AND A SMALL LIGHT BLUE PAPER CRANE ARE MISSING. KEVIN MACLEAN, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN, SUSPECTS THERE COULD HAVE BEEN AN ERROR IN THE CATALOGUING PROCESS. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE CURRENT NUMBER OF PIECES FOR THIS ARTIFACT HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM 28 TO 26.
Subjects
CONTAINER
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGAMI BOXES AND PAPER WERE FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF THE REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. DONOR IS UNSURE WHETHER MOTHER OR FATHER MADE THEM. REV. G.G.NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041119
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041120
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORIGAMI PAPER IN BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
5.5
Length
10.3
Width
10.3
Description
.1) BOX. WHITE CARDBOARD BOX HAS RED AND YELLOW LID WHICH HAS LEAF AND BRANCH MOTIF ON PAPER COVER. ON INSIDE OF LID IS PAPER LABEL WITH ORANGE SYMBOL AT CENTRE AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .2) ORIGAMI BALL. 6.5CM (D) MULTI SIDED GREEN AND WHITE PAPER BALL MADE FROM FOLDED SECTIONS OF PAPER.
Subjects
CONTAINER
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGAMI BOXES AND PAPER WERE FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF THE REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. DONOR IS UNSURE WHETHER MOTHER OR FATHER MADE THEM. REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041120
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SET, TWO BOXED DOLLS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON, FELT, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990011000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, TWO BOXED DOLLS
Date
1971
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON, FELT, PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Height
8.2
Length
32.3
Width
25.2
Description
1-2. BOX. RED AND WHITE STRIPED CARDBOARD BOX WITH DETACHABLE CLEAR PLASTIC LID. BASE OF BOX HAS STAMP WITH MANUFACTURER INFORMATION AND "MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA 24 XL 1971". HANDWRITTEN IN INK IS DONOR'S NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER. SEVERAL PIECES OF ADHESIVE TAPE ON BOX. LID HAS RED TRIANGULAR LOGO IN LOWER RIGHT CORNER WITH "LIDOVA TVORBA UH. BROD" AND PICTURE OF WOMAN PLASTIC TAPED IN SEVERAL PLACES, AND CRACKED AT CORNERS. 3. MALE DOLL. 8CM (H) X 31.5CM (L) X 11.6CM (W). PLASTIC DOLL WITH PAINTED EYES AND LIPS. CLOTHED IN BLACK FELT HAT, WHITE COTTON LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT, BURGUNDY VEST TRIMMED WITH YELLOW AND GREEN EMBROIDERY, WHITE FELT PANTS WITH BLUE EMBROIDERY AT WAIST, WHITE FELT BOOTS TRIMMED IN RED, AND BROWN FELT BELT. LOOPED IN BELT IS WOODEN AXE WITH GREY PAINTED HEAD. 4. FEMALE DOLL. 8CM (H) X 29.8CM (L) X 12.8CM (W). PLASTIC DOLL WITH PAINTED EYES AND LIPS. CLOTHED IN RED COTTON HEAD SCARF, WHITE PUFFED-SLEEVE BLOUSE, RED VEST WITH FLORAL BROOCH, WHITE SKIRT, BELT, LEOTARDS, AND FELT SHOES; AND BLUE HALF-APRON.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
AXE CALLED A "BALASKA"; WAS THE TRADEMARK OF THE MALE DOLL. REPRESENTS THE ROBIN HOOD DURING SERFDOM -- AS A BOY HE WAS A FREEDOM-FIGHTER AND TRIED TO CORRECT INJUSTICES BY AMBUSHING THE RICH AND REDISTRIBUTING TO THE POOR. CONSIDERED A TRUE STORY. DONOR ACQUIRED DOLLS IN 1972 DURING A 6-WEEK TRIP TO VISIT RELATIVES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA (TODAY SLOVAKIA). DOLLS WERE A GIFT FROM RELATIVES FOR GRATITUDE FOR THEIR VISIT. DONORS BROUGHT DOLLS HOME TO COLEMAN WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1985. DONOR IS OF SLOVAKIAN DESCENT. BORN THERE IN 1926; IMMIGRATED TO CANADA TWO YEARS LATER WITH MOTHER. FAMILY SETTLED IN THE PASS AND JOINED DONOR'S FATHER, WHO WORKED IN THE MINES.
Catalogue Number
P19990011000
Acquisition Date
1999-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CONCORD COACH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19900020080
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONCORD COACH
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1975
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Length
81.2
Width
17.8
Description
PLASTIC MODEL OF STAGE COACH WITH 2 RIDERS & 4 HORSES. LEAD PAIR OF HORSES SIT ON A SMALL WHEEL. 2 DOORS, OPEN WINDOWS. "P" EMBOSSED ON EACH DOOR. BROKEN & INCOMPLETE; BACK RIGHT WHEEL BROKEN OFF AXIS. ONE MAN POSITIONED TO HOLD REIGNS; OTHER HOLDS RIFLE. RED COACH WITH GOLD FIXINGS; BLACK HORSES. BROKEN & INCOMPLETE, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
LEISURE
History
THIS MODEL WAS USED AS A CENTRE PIECE AT COMPANY EVENTS. IT REPRESENTS CONCORD STAGECOACH ON OLD STYLE PILSNER BEER LABEL. A FULL SIZE REPLICA CONCORD STAGECOACH WAS HAND BUILT FOLLOWING THE SPECIFICATION OF THE ABBOT & DOWNING COMPNAY OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WHICH BEGAN BUILDING COACHES IN THE EARLY 1800S. THE STAGECOACH WAS A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. THE ORIGINAL COACH BROUGH MAIL AND PASSENGERS FROM FORT BENTON, MONTANA TO LETHBRIDGE. THE REPLICA MADE ITS APPEARANCE AT FAIRS, RODEOS AND LOCAL FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900020080
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GREEN FROG
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER OF PARIS, MAN MADE FIBRE
Catalogue Number
P19910071000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GREEN FROG
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1953
Materials
PLASTER OF PARIS, MAN MADE FIBRE
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.7
Width
10.7
Description
GREEN, YELLOW & BLACK FELT SHAVED FELT COVERED PLASTER OF PARIS FROG. CHIPS ALONG EDGE OF BASE & NOSE. HOLE ON BOTTOM PROBABLY FROM MANUFACTURING PROCESS. WELL WORN FELT FABRIC. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR RECEIVED FROG AS A SPECIAL PRESENT FROM PARENTS WHEN SHE LIVED IN PENTICTON B.C. BETWEEN 1949 - 1953. ALTHOUGH NOT INTENDED AS A TOY, ORNAMENT SOON BECAME A TOY & WAS PLAYED WITH EXTENSIVELY, HENCE WORN APPEARANCE.
Catalogue Number
P19910071000
Acquisition Date
1991-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19830021000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1983
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
62.6
Length
44.6
Width
36.4
Description
YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE. RECTANGULAR TAN FELT BASE. THREE BUFFALO DESIGNS ARE PAINTED ON TEEPEE - ONE ON EACH SIDE AND ONE ON THE FRONT, OPENING FLAP. THE BUFFALOS ON THE SIDES HAVE GREEN & RED SPOTS. THERE ARE RED & BLUE ZIG ZAG LINES AROUND BUFFALO ON FLAP. YELLOW DOTS AND A MOON ARE LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE TEEPEE. AN ELECTRICAL CORD AT THE BACK CONNECTS TO THE LIGHT BULB FIXTURE INSIDE THE TEEPEE. TWO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE LOCATED ON EACH SIDE OF THE TEEPEE. THERE ARE BLUE & WHITE HORIZONTAL STRIPES ON THEIR SLEEVES & BACK OF BUCKSKIN ATTIRE. THERE ARE DIAMOND SHAPED VERTICAL STRIPES DOWN THE FRONT OF THE MALE JACKET AND EACH SIDE OF HIS LEG. FEMALE FIGURE HAS 1-PIECE DRESS. EACH FIGURE HAS PONYTAIL. TEEPEE CONSISTS OF SEVERAL GREEN, RED, LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW, AND DARK BLUE HORIZONTAL STRIPES. SECURED TO BASE WITH WOOD STAKES, WITH BLUE RINGS. SMALL STONES AROUND TEEPEE'S CIRCUMFERENCE. 5-PEG TOP CLOSURE AND OFF-WHITE LEATHER OPENING FLAP.
Subjects
TOY
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
KAINAI NATION. PURCHASED FROM CONRAD CHIEFBODY-MADE BY HIS SISTER IDA CHIEFBODY *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, CONRAD CHIEF BODY, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON HIS ARTWORK AND HIS OBITUARY. CONRAD CHIEF BODY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, WAS BORN IN 1937 AND MARRIED THERESA EARLY MORNING CALLER, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY 'TWO GUN' PLAIN WOMAN, IN 1965. THEY RAISED THREE DAUGHTERS. CHIEF BODY WAS WELL KNOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA FOR HIS STYLIZED PICTOGRAPH PAINTINGS ON COWHIDE. CONRAD CHIEF BODY PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2002, ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19820009000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND AN EXCERPT ON CHIEF BODY FROM LLOYD JAMES DEMPSEY'S BOOK 'BLACKFOOT WAR ART: PICTOGRAPHS OF THE RESERVATION PERIOD, 1880-2000'.
Catalogue Number
P19830021000
Acquisition Date
1983-03
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
NATIVE COSTUME (PR)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT, BEADS, FEATHERS
Catalogue Number
P19830020000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NATIVE COSTUME (PR)
Date
1983
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT, BEADS, FEATHERS
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 MALE INDIGENOUS DOLL. 62.8 CM HT. X 20.5 CM WTH. (BASE) X 20.5 CM LTH. BUCKSKIN, FELT, BEADS, FEATHERS. GREEN, PURPLE, YELLOW, RED & WHITE. MALE INDIGENOUS DOLL ADORNED IN A BUCKSKIN JACKET & PANTS, HEADDRESS WITH WHITE FEATHERS, AND MOCCASINS. SEVERAL BEAD DESIGNS ARE DONE IN PURPLE, RED & YELLOW. A CIRCULAR NECKLACE AT THE THROAT, A TRIANGULAR DESIGN ON CHEST, TWO VERTICAL STRIPES ON EACH SIDE OF FRONT DONE IN A CROSS DESIGN, VERTICAL STRIPES DOWN ARMS, RECTANGULAR DESIGN AT WRISTS, A HORIZONTAL STRIPE AT WAIST, AND A DIAMOND SHAPED DESIGN ON THE HEADDRESS. THE DOLL IS SET ON A GREEN FELT BASE. .2 FEMALE INDIGENOUS DOLL. 58.8 CM HT. X 20.5 CM WTH. (BASE) X 20.5 CM LTH. (BASE) BUCKSKIN, FELT, BEADS, FEATHERS. GREEN, GOLD, PURPLE, BLACK. FEMALE INDIGENOUS DOLL ADORNED IN A BUCKSKIN DRESS WITH MULTICOLOURED BEADS AND MOCCASINS. AN ORANGE FEATHER IS IN HER HAIR. A BEAD DESIGN ON THE UPPER PORTION OF A FUR COVERS A LARGE PART OF HER BRAIDS. THIS BEAD DESIGN IS ORANGE, BLACK & CIRCULAR IN SHAPE. THE SAME DESIGN IS LOCATED AT HER THROAT. GOLD & PURPLE STRIPES OF BEADS ARE LOCATED AT THE SHOULDER AND WAIST, RUNNING HORIZONTALLY. ANOTHER PURPLE STRIPE IS LOCATED AT THE HEM. THE DOLL IS SET ON A GREEN FELT BASE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
TOY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
KAINAI NATION. PURCHASED FROM CONRAD CHIEFBODY, MADE BY HIS SISTER, IDA CHIEFBODY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, CONRAD CHIEF BODY, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON HIS ARTWORK AND HIS OBITUARY. CONRAD CHIEF BODY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, WAS BORN IN 1937 AND MARRIED THERESA EARLY MORNING CALLER, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY 'TWO GUN' PLAIN WOMAN, IN 1965. THEY RAISED THREE DAUGHTERS. CHIEF BODY WAS WELL KNOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA FOR HIS STYLIZED PICTOGRAPH PAINTINGS ON COWHIDE. CONRAD CHIEF BODY PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2002, ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19820009000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND AN EXCERPT ON CHIEF BODY FROM LLOYD JAMES DEMPSEY'S BOOK 'BLACKFOOT WAR ART: PICTOGRAPHS OF THE RESERVATION PERIOD, 1880-2000'.
Catalogue Number
P19830020000
Acquisition Date
1983-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
Catalogue Number
P19990061008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN BANK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, CELLOPHANE
No. Pieces
3
Height
27.6
Length
17.2
Width
12.0
Description
GREEN CARDBOARD BOX, W/ FRONT CELLOPHANE WINDOW. ABOVE WINDOW READS "TIRELIRE TIMOTHY EATON COIN BANK", BELOW WINDOW READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS". EACH SIDE OF BOX HAS A PICTURE OF A BRONZE STATUE AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE STATUE; ONE SIDE IN FRENCH, THE OTHER IN ENGLISH. INSIDE BOX IS A BRONZE COLOURED, PLASTIC STATUE. STATUE IS OF A MAN SITTING IN A CHAIR ON A PEDESTAL. THE MAN'S LEFT TOE IS GOLD COLOURED. ON BACK OF CHAIR IS A SLOT. ON FRONT OF PEDESTAL IS A CLEAR PLASTIC STICKER WITH BLACK PRINT THAT READS "TIMOTHY EATON BORN 1834 DIED 1907 FOUNDER OF THE T. EATON CO LIMITED", ETCETERA. ON BOTTOM OF STATUE IS A ROUND, GREEN, PLASTIC PLUG. ALSO IN BOX IS A FOLDED PIECE OF HEAVY PAPER THAT IS GREEN AND WHITE. THERE IS A HOLE IN ONE CORNER WITH A PIECE OF GOLD ELASTIC THROUGH IT. FRONT OF CARD READS "EATON RECOLLECTIONS"; INSIDE OF CARD GIVES EXPLANATION OF STATUE IN ENGLISH & FRENCH.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
BANK IS COMMEMORATIVE OF TWO STATUES THAT WERE ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE FOUNDER OF THE EATON COMPANY, TIMOTHY EATON, BY ITS EMPLOYEES ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPANY IN 1919. 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
P19990061008
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH KEY
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960112026
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FINGERPRINT KEYSEARCH KEY
Date Range From
1984
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, CHROME, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.51
Length
30.8
Width
4.0
Description
2 IDENTICAL KEYS, CONSISTING OF THREE PIECES EACH. TEAL BLUE PLASTIC HANDLE WITH STEEL PIN/SHAFT. PIN IS THREADED THROUGH LENGTH OF HANDLE, WITH CHROME KNOB AT END FOR TIGHTENING IT IN PLACE. HANDLE IS TAPERED TOWARD PIN, WITH SLIGHT FLARE AT NECK.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PART OF KEY/PUNCH FINGERPRINT SYSTEM; USED WITH ITEMS P19960112025,27-GA. FINGERPRINT CHARACTERISTICS WERE IDENTIFIED ON CARD BY PUNCHING TAB IN CODED BOXES AROUND CARD EDGE. KEY WAS SLOTTED THROUGH STACK OF CARDS, WHICH WAS SHAKEN OUT TO IDENTIFY MATCHING CHARACTERISTICS AMONG CARDS, WHICH COULD THEN BE FURTHER NARROWED BY REPEATING PROCESS. USED BY LETHBRIDGE POLICE BEGINNING IN 1984. HOLES PUNCHED ON THE EDGE OF THE CARDS IDENTIFIED THE MAIN FEATURES OF EACH PRINT. BY INSERTING THE RODS THROUGH STACKS OF CARDS AND SHAKING THE PILE, INVESTIGATORS ELIMINATED PRINTS UNTIL A MATCHING CLASSIFICATION WAS FOUND. RESULTS WERE THEN CONFIRMED BY A FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN. NO TWO FINGERPRINTS HAVE EVER BEEN FOUND TO BE IDENTICAL IN EVERY DETAIL. FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE IS THEREFORE "THE MOST COMMON, MOST SOUGHT AFTER, POSITIVE AND VALUABLE OF ALL TYPES OF EVIDENCE ENCOUNTERED IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS" ACCORDING TO IDENT OFFICER GLEN MICHELSON. THE CARD SYSTEM WAS REPLACED BY THE AUTOMATIC FINGER IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS), WHICH OFFERS LOCAL INVESTIGATORS ACCESS TO A COMPUTERIZED DATABASE IN CALGARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MICHELSON'S IDENT CAREER, SEE P19960112027. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112026
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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