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Other Name
CPR VIADUCT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19990029017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CPR VIADUCT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.8
Length
17.7
Width
5.9
Description
CERAMIC FIGURINE OF A SECTION OF THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE WITH A TRAIN GOING ACROSS IT. WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES OF TRAIN ENGINE IS "1530". THERE ARE TREES AND BUSHES AT BOTTOM OF FIGURINE. A BANNER ON ONE SIDE OF FIGURINE READS "CPR VIADUCT LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA". ON OTHER SIDE READS "LENGTH 1 MILE 47 FT. HEIGHT 307 FT. COMPLETED JUNE 22, 1909". ON ONE END OF FIGURINE READS "SOO FLYER". BOTTOM HAS A ROUND HOLE IN IT. ENTIRE FIGURINE IS COLOURED WITH A LIGHT ORANGEY-BROWN GLAZE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
SOUVENIR FIGURINE. THE WORDS "SOO FLYER" ON FIGURINE REFER TO A FIRST-CLASS EXPRESS PASSENGER TRAIN WHICH OPERATED IN THE EARLY 1900S (CA. 1906-1914). ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029017
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE CPR STATION
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20040011000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE CPR STATION
Date
1982
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
74.2
Width
60.5
Description
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING OF LETHBRIDGE CPR STATION (CURRENTLY HEALTH UNIT). FIRST STORY OF BUILDING IS PAINTED GREEN, SECOND STORY IS WHITE, AND HAS A RED ROOF. THERE IS A SINGLE WOODEN BOX CAR IN FRONT OF BUILDING AND TWO TRACKS ARE VISIBLE. BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER IS SIGNED "JACK ROY". PAINTING HAS A NARROW GREY AND WIDE WHITE MATTE. A BRASS LABEL ON MATTE READS "IN MEMORY OF LEN & EILEEN (BOYLE) ROY FORMER CPR EMPLOYEES IN LETHBRIDGE". FRAME IS PAINTED BROWN WITH AN AGED EFFECT IN GOLD. BACK OF FRAME IS COVERED WITH BROWN PAPER AND HAS A WIRE FOR HANGING. A LABEL AT BOTTOM OF BACK READS "CPR STATION LETHBRIDGE WATERCOLOUR 1982".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
TRANSPORTATION
History
PAINTED BY THE DONOR, JACK ROY, AS GIFT TO PARENTS ON THEIR ANNIVERSARY. BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1945, JACK ROY IS A GRADUATE OF THE ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART, WHERE HE MAJORED IN PAINTING. HE PURSUED GRADUATE STUDIES IN FRANCE AT SCHILLER COLLEGE, STRASBOURG. JACK HAS EXHIBITED IN BOTH CANADA AND FRANCE. HE HAS RECEIVED INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION WITH AWARDS IN THE INVERESK INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION, LONDON, ENGLAND. HIS WORK IS IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS OF: SHELL CANADA LTD., CALGARY; PANCANADIAN PETROLEUM LTD., CALGARY; KRONENBOURG BREWERY, STRASBOURG, FRANCE; GENERAL HOSPITAL, CALGARY; WESTERN CANADA HIGHS SCHOOL ALUMNI, CALGARY; CATHOLIC CHARITIES, EDMONTON; PETRO-CANADA, CALGARY; AND TIME AIR, LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S PARENTS, EILEEN (NEE BOYLE) AND LEN ROY BOTH WORKED IN THE EXPRESS DEPARTMENT AT THE LOCAL STATION FROM SOMETIME IN THE 1930S UNTIL 1947, WHEN LEN WAS TRANSFERRED TO KELOWNA. AT THE TIME DONOR GIFTED PAINTING TO HIS PARENTS THEY LIVED IN CANMORE. PAINTING WAS KEPT ON DISPLAY UNTIL THE TIME OF EILEEN'S PASSING IN JANUARY 2004 (LEN PASSED AWAY IN 2001). PAINTING WAS DONE BASED ON ARTISTS' SKETCHES, AND IS BELIEVED TO HAVE TAKEN 2 TO 3 DAYS. LEN'S FATHER, ANGUS, WAS ALSO EMPLOYED WITH THE CPR IN LETHBRIDGE; LEN WAS BORN HERE IN 1910. EILEEN WAS BORN IN GRANUM IN 1913 WHERE HER FATHER JACK BOYLE WAS THE CPR STATION AGENT FOR 42 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P20040011000
Acquisition Date
2004-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LAST OF THE STEAMERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000074023
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAST OF THE STEAMERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.9
Length
63.7
Width
52.3
Description
FRAMED PRINT. FRAME IS WOOD PAINTED A LIGHT TAUPE COLOR. CARVED INTO BOTTOM OF FRAME IN LARGE LETTERS IS "C.P.R.". PRINT ITSELF IS OF THE FRONT OF A STEAM ENGINE NO. "2834", WITHIN A SNOWY SCENE. BELOW PICTURE ON THE LEFT READS "LAST OF THE STEAMERS" AND BELOW PICTURE ON RIGHT READS "T.R. MELVILLE-NESS". BACK OF FRAME IS HELD IN PLACE BY 4 PIECES OF ROTATING METAL. THERE IS A LABEL ON BACK OF FRAME THAT READS "CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY SUPPLIES".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
FINE ARTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ITEMS CAME FROM DONOR'S FATHER, JAMES EICHORN. JAMES WAS BORN TO FREDA AND JACOB EICHORN NOVEMBER 11, 1929 IN ESTUARY, SASKATCHEWAN. JAMES' FATHER JACOB WAS A C.P.R. SECTIONMAN/FOREMAN FOR JUST UNDER 50 YEARS. JAMES' BROTHERS BILL, ROBERT, AND SISTER ELSIE'S HUSBAND, WALTER BRUNNER (STILL A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE) ALL WORKED FOR THE RAILWAY IN ONE CAPACITY OR ANOTHER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AS DID DONOR'S MOTHER'S FAMILY AROUND THE MEDICINE HAT AREA (PROSKY FAMILY). JAMES STARTED HIS CAREER AS A SECTIONMAN IN IRVINE, ALBERTA IN 1945. HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1949 AND WORKED AS A TRAINMAN ON RUNS FROM MEDICINE HAT EAST TO MOOSE JAW, SASK. AND ALSO FROM MEDICINE HAT TO CALGARY. JAMES MARRIED MARION SUSAN PROSKY IN MEDICINE HAT ON JULY 26, 1952. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1962 AND JAMES CONTINUED HIS CAREER AS A TRAINMAN, SHORTLY THEREAFTER BEING PROMOTED TO CONDUCTOR, WHOM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE TRAIN AND RODE IN THE CABOOSE. DONOR REMEMBERS THAT FROM THIS POINT FORWARD HIS FATHER STARTED HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY ARTIFACTS AND ANTIQUES AS THE WORLD OF RAILWAY WAS QUICKLY EVOLVING FROM STEAM POWER TO DIESEL POWER AND ALL THAT WENT WITH THAT CHANGE. JAMES' RUNS AT THIS TIME WERE FROM LETHBRIDGE TO COUTTS . . .MEDICINE HAT. . . AND CARDSTON. IN THE LATTER YEARS HE WAS ON A WEEKLY RUN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO VAL MARIE AND SHAUNAVON, SASK. - THIS WAS A MONDAY TO FRIDAY JOB. JAMES ALSO HAD A SMALL MODEL RAILROAD COLLECTION IN HIS BASEMENT THAT WAS A GREAT HOBBY FOR HIM AND HE COMBINED THIS WITH HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY MATERIALS OF THE AREA. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS COLLECTION AND DISPLAYED IT PROUDLY AND LOVED TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH WHOMEVER WOULD LISTEN. JAMES' LIFE WAS TAKEN IN A TRAIN/TRUCK ACCIDENT AT THE STIRLING ALBERTA HIGHWAY CROSSING ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978, WHICH MADE HEADLINE NEWS IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MOST OF THE ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE COLLECTED AS THE RAILWAY EMERGED INTO THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL WORLD AND RAILWAY STATIONS WERE CLOSED AS WELL AS SMALL BRANCH LINES ELIMINATED AS THE NEED FOR WORKERS WAS BEING TAKEN AWAY. FRIENDS THAT FOUND OLD LANTERNS, ETC. DID CONTRIBUTE AS THEY KNEW JAMES WAS A COLLECTOR.
Catalogue Number
P20000074023
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MODEL, "HIGH STEEL 1907-1909", CASED
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1994
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STYRENE, WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19950077000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MODEL, "HIGH STEEL 1907-1909", CASED
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1994
Materials
STYRENE, WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
185
Length
131.5
Width
72
Description
EXACT SCRATCH BUILT TO SCALE MODEL REPLICATING CONSTRUCTION EVENT OF THE CP HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE (1907-1909). MODEL DEPICTS SMALL PORTION OF BRIDGE (BENTS 20, 21, 22 AND 23) UNDER CONSTRUCTION. SECTIONS OF THE ROOF AND WALLS OF THE ERECTION TRAVELLER (CRANE) ARE VISIBLE IN ORDER THAT INTERIOR DETAIL CAN BE SEEN. MODEL CONTAINS APPROXIAMTELY 5000 PIECES. SEE HARDCOPY FOR DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF MODEL.
Subjects
ART
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
VIADUCT MODEL WAS CONSTRUCTED BY R.J.D. (BOB) GARDNER, P. ENG. HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER AT LETHBRIDGE IRON WORKS UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1989. THE MODEL TOOK APPROXIMATELY 2000 HOURS TO BUILD AND WAS COMPLETED BY AUGUST, 1994 IN TIME TO COMPETE AT THE NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION'S INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN PORTLAND OREGON. GARDNER RECEIVED FOUR TROPHIES FOR HIS MODEL. SEE HARDCOPY FOR EXTENSIVE HISTORY ON GARDNER AND MODEL'S CONSTRUCTION.
Catalogue Number
P19950077000
Acquisition Date
1994-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ILLUMINATED NUMBER PLATE - CPR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990064000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ILLUMINATED NUMBER PLATE - CPR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
19.2
Length
46.6
Width
17.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, STEEL, BLACK BOX. TWO SIDES OF BOX HAVE GLASS INSERTS. BENEATH THE GLASS "M-602" IS CUT INTO A PIECE OF BLACK METAL, IN STENCIL SHAPES. THE BOX RESTS ON FOUR FEET. EACH SET OF TWO FEET, (ONE ON EACH END) ARE MADE OUT OF A SINGLE PIECE OF METAL THAT HAS BEEN BENT AT TWO OPPOSITE 90 DEGREE ANGLE ON EACH END. EACH FOOT HAS A HOLE IN IT, FOR SECURING A SCREW. THE TOP OF THE BOX SITS OVER THE BASE AND IS SCREWED ON AT EACH END. ON THE BOTTOM, TWO BARE SCREWS STICK OUT OF CENTRE OF BOX. BETWEEN THESE, A CUT PIECE OF COPPER WIRE COVERED IN RED RUBBER, STICKS OUT OF BOX. BOTTOM OF FEET ARE COVERED WITH CORK.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
AN ILLUMINATED NUMBER PLATE FROM TRACK MOTOR CAR M-602; THE PLATE WAS USED TO IDENTIFY THE C.P.R.'S TRACK INSPECTION CAR. THE PIECE ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO THE C.P.R., AND WAS DONATED TO ART DAWSON SR. FROM THE LETHBRIDGE C.P.R. SUPERINTENDENT. ART DAWSON SR. GAVE IT TO ART DAWSON JR. AND FROM THERE IT WAS GIVEN TO DOUG WINFIELD. THE DONOR HAS AN INTEREST IN LOCAL RAILWAY HISTORY. HE MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1980 FOR BUSINESS AND A DESIRE FOR THE MILD CLIMATE. *NOTE* DONOR DOES NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED WHEN ARTIFACT IS DISPLAYED.
Catalogue Number
P19990064000
Acquisition Date
1999-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BICYCLE LICENSE, “107 LETHBRIDGE 1940”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140047000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BICYCLE LICENSE, “107 LETHBRIDGE 1940”
Date
1940
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.5
Length
6.2
Width
3.15
Description
FLAT PIECE OF METAL CUT INTO SHEILD SHAPE, BENT IN AT EDGES. STAMPED WITH TEXT READING “BICYCLE LICENSE 107 LETHBRIDGE 1940”. METAL BRACKET IS ATTACHED TO BACK OF PLATE WITH TWO SCREWS SQUARE WASHERS. GENERAL WEAR AND SCRATCHES; BLACK PAINT ON LETTERING IS WORN AWAY IN SOME AREAS. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
THIS BIKE LICENSE WAS COLLECTED BY ART DE JAGER, THE BROTHER OF THE DONOR, JERRY DE JAGER. ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED JERRY ABOUT THE LICENSE PLATE AND HIS BROTHER. JERRY SAID: “[ART] WAS A COLLECTOR OF ALMOST ANYTHING… EVER SINCE I WAS A SMALL CHILD, I KNEW HE WAS COLLECTING STUFF… AFTER HE PASSED ON THE FAMILY HAD TO CLEAN UP HIS APARTMENT… SO I TOOK SOME BOXES FULL OF STUFF AND IN THAT BOX I FOUND THIS BICYCLE LICENSE… I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE HE GOT IT, HOW LONG HE’S HAD IT, BUT THAT’S THE TYPE OF STUFF HE COLLECTED… [1940, THE YEAR ON THE LICENSE PLATE] WAS AT LEAST 12 TO 13 YEARS BEFORE WE CAME TO CANADA [FROM HOLLAND] SO IT WAS NOT A FAMILY OBJECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE… IT COULD HAVE BEEN ON A BIKE WHEN SOMEBODY IN THE FAMILY BOUGHT IT… I WAS QUITE SHOCKED WHEN I FOUND IT AND LOOKED AT THE DATE… I’M SURE BY THE TIME THE WAR STARTED [THEY] WERE NOT BEING MADE OUT OF THAT MATERIAL ANYMORE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P20140047000
Acquisition Date
2014-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
"ELGIN" AIRCRAFT CLOCK
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060019002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"ELGIN" AIRCRAFT CLOCK
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
METAL, WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.4
Length
6.5
Width
11.5
Description
CLOCK, AIRCRAFT. MOUNTED ON WOOD BY FOUR SILVER SCREWS, BLACK METAL CASING, GLASS OVER FACE, BLACK PLASTIC DIAL AT BOTTOM OF CLOCK. FACE MARKED “ELGIN, PIONEER, REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.,” NUMBERS “3, 6, 9 AND 12 AROUND FACE OF CLOCK. BACK OF CLOCK MARKED, “TYPE, 3310-2A-A, 19057, SERIAL…” SOME WRITING SCRATCHED IN BACK “W670T…???”
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE CLOCK FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON (1913-2000). UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE AND RECORD P20060019001.
Catalogue Number
P20060019002
Acquisition Date
2009-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990061026
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.5
Length
27.2
Width
11.6
Description
BLACK PAINTED, STEEL. HAS A FLAT, RECTANGULAR BASE. A METAL LABEL ON BASE, TOWARDS THE FRONT, READS "MADE IN U.S.A.", AND HAS A RED OUTLINE. A BLACK AND SILVER, METAL LABEL ON BASE, TOWARDS BACK, READS "SINCE 1887 CUMMINS MODEL 15 SERIAL 7539 CUMMINS PERFORATOR COMPANY CHICAGO". BACK OF PERFORATOR EXTENDS UP FROM BASE AND BENDS IN AN ARCH TOWARDS THE FRONT. TOWARDS THE FRONT, THIS ARCH EXTENDS DOWNWARD INTO A RECTANGULAR SHAPE. ON TOP IS A LARGE SLIGHTLY CURVED HANDLE - HANDLE CAN BE PUSHED DOWN. ON FRONT END OF PERFORATOR IS A STEEL DRAWER WITH A CIRCULAR HANDLE.
Subjects
PRINTING T&E
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061026
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE CHINA
Catalogue Number
P20100027010
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
BONE CHINA
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Diameter
22.9
Description
LUNCHEON PLATE, BONE CHINA. WHITE PLATE WITH TRANSFER PATTERN BORDER OF ART-DECO STYLE STALKS OF WHEAT AND MAPLE LEAFS. TOP OF PLATE MARKED, "CANADIAN PACIFIC" IN BLUE. BACK OF PLATE MARKED WITH BLACK IMAGE OF KING'S CROWN OVER A GLOBE FLANKED BY TWO LAUREL BRANCHES. GLOBE IS MARKED, "MINTONS." "EST. 1795, ENGLAND" IS MARKED UNDERNEATH GLOBE. BACK OF PLATE STAMPED, "MINTON, CHINA, 4-43". MINOR LOSS ON TRANSFER PATTERN.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO FRED GREEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC (CP), THE PLATE WAS DONATED TO THE GALT IN ORDER TO CELEBRATE THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DRIVING OF THE LAST SPIKE. THE ANNIVERSARY OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2010 AND COMMEMORATED THE "COMPLETION OF CANADA'S FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD AND A NEW CHAPTER IN [CANADA'S] HISTORY." THE LUNCHEON PLATE WAS USED ON PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE IN THE 1930S AND 1940S. SEE P20100027001 FOR MORE INFORMATION. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20100027010
Acquisition Date
2010-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WARDAIR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990049007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WARDAIR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
33.8
Length
29.0
Width
16.5
Description
NAVY BLUE AND WHITE, CANVAS BAG. CONSISTS OF ONE LARGE COMPARTMENT, THAT ZIPPERS SHUT AT TOP. ON ONE SIDE THERE IS AN EXTRA POCKET, THAT CLOSES WITH A ZIPPER ALONG SIDE OF BAG. ON FRONT AND BACK OF BAG, IN WHITE, IS "WARDAIR CANADA INC". BAG HAS TWO WHITE PATENT LEATHER HANDLES - ONE ON EACH SIDE. ONE SIDE OF BAG HAS A WHITE LEATHER RECTANGLE, WITH A PLASTIC WINDOW IN IT. BAG HAS WHITE TRIM, AND PIPING. WRITTEN INSIDE BAG IN BLUE PEN IS "F.J. URQUHART 101,7327-188 ST. EDMONTON, ALBERTA".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF ORIGIN. FOUND WITH MOTHER'S BELONGINGS. DONOR HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, ALUMINUM, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990049008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CANVAS, ALUMINUM, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
30.1
Length
39.3
Width
16.5
Description
NAVY BLUE, CANVAS BAG. HAS WHITE PIPING. CONSISTS OF ONE LARGE COMPARTMENT THAT CLOSES WITH A SILVER ZIPPER ON TOP OF BAG. HAS TWO STIFF, NAVY BLUE HANDLES - ONE ON EACH SIDE. ON FRONT AND BACK OF BAG, IN WHITE, IS A RING, WITHIN WHICH IS A MAPLE LEAF, THAT HAS "TCA" ON IT IN BLUE. BELOW THIS READS "TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES". ETCHED ONTO BOTH SIDES OF ZIPPER PULL IS "FALCON". INSIDE BAG IS A BLUE CANVAS STRAP, WITH BUTTONS ON IT. THIS PIECE CAN BE ATTACHED TO METAL HALF-CIRCLES ON EITHER SIDE OF ZIPPER TO FORM A SHOULDER STRAP FOR BAG.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF HISTORY. FOUND WITH MOTHER'S BELONGINGS. DONOR HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049008
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
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
METAL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.9
Length
9.4
Width
8.5
Description
ALTIMETER, GAUGE, METAL AND GLASS. BLACK FACE WITH BROWNISH RED NUMBERS AND BROWNISH RED AND BLACK NEEDLE, NUMBERS MARKED “0…18” AROUND EDGES, FACE MARKED “ALTITUDE… PIONEER…A743B-1137.” CASE SURROUNDING FACE IS BLACK PAINTED METAL, PAINT LOSS ON FRONT, FOUR HOLES IN FOUR CORNERS AND METAL ROD ON BOTTOM FRONT OF FACE. PAPER LABEL COMING OFF OF BACK OF GAUGE MARKED “UNDER, PATEN(?),” REDDISH BROWN AND PUCE SPLATTERS ON SIDE OF GAUGE.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE ALTIMETER FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON. CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND "STEPHENS" (NICKNAMED STEVIE) FROM FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 1937 SHOWS THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO FIND AN ALTIMETER TO SUIT THEIR NEEDS. IT IS POSSIBLE THIS ARTIFACT IS THE "PIONEER ALTIMETER IN A SECOND HAND STORE FOR WHICH THE YID WANTED BUCKS TWO AND A HALF," STEPHENS WAS REFERRING TO. "LARSON SPENT HIS EARLY DAYS IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL. HIS FATHER WAS A CARPENTER AND MASTER CRAFTSMEN. LARSON BECAME INTERESTED IN AVIATION AFTER LINDBERG FLEW THE ATLANTIC. HE AND HIS FRIENDS, IVAN THOMSON AND JIM FINDLAY, BEGAN BUILDING GLIDERS IN 1929. FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS LARSON WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB. DURING THIS TIME HE MADE WELL OVER 300 GLIDER FLIGHTS. IN 1939 HE SET ONE OF THE FIRST UNOFFICIAL GLIDING RECORDS IN CANADA. LARSON SPENT THE WAR YEARS IN CALGARY AS AN AIRFRAME INSTRUCTOR FOR THE WAR EMERGENCY TRAINING PROGRAM. IN 1947 HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS AN ASSESSOR FOR THE CITY UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1978." UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WING CROSS SECTION SUPPORT
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060019003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WING CROSS SECTION SUPPORT
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
99.8
Width
16.0
Description
WING SUPPORT CROSS-SECTION, WOOD, LEADING EDGE IS ROUNDED OFF AND TAPERS TO A POINT AT THE TRAILING EDGE, THE STRUCTURE IS REINFORCED BY SEVERAL TRIANGLE SHAPES, WING IS HELD TOGETHER BY ADHESIVE, PENCIL LINES THROUGHOUT, SMALL REMNANTS OF NEWS PAPER ON ONE SIDE OF LEADING EDGE AND ONE SIDE OF TRAILING EDGE. THIN PIECES OF WOOD WARPED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE WING CROSS SECTION FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON (1913-2000). THE WING COMPONENT WAS BUILT IN THE 1930S. LARSON BUILT GLIDERS IN A BACKYARD SHOP ON HIS PROPERTY AT 1411 3 AVE. N. APPARENTLY LARSON ONCE EXPLAINED TO HODGE THAT THIS PART PERIODICALLY BROKE AND HAD TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED. THIS SUPPORT MAY BE A SPARE PART MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE CLUB. IT WAS LIKELY A SPARE PART FOR THE HUTTER GLIDER (H-17) A SINGLE MAN AIRCRAFT USED BY THE "LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB." ACCORDING TO VARIOUS SAMPLES OF CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND NORMAN BRUCE, JIM FRETWELL, AND A COMPANY IN WURTTEMBERG, LARSON WAS TRYING TO GET BLUEPRINTS FOR THE H-17 IN 1936. BY 1937 HE HAD STARTED BUILDING THE AIRCRAFT AND SUBSEQUENTLY FLEW IT (SEE ARCHIVES FOR LOG BOOK OF H-17). BY JUNE OF 1938 THE H-17 WAS THE ONLY GLIDER BEING USED BY THE CLUB. LARSON FLEW THE H-17 AS LATE AS 1947 BEFORE LEAVING IT IN THE CARE OF EVELYN SMITH, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GLIDING CLUB. THE WING COMPONENT COULD HAVE ALSO COME FROM ONE OF TWO PRIMARY GLIDERS. UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE AND P20060019001.
Catalogue Number
P20060019003
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19950015000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.7
Length
38.5
Width
30.3
Description
PHOTOGRAPH OF JOHN HARVIE MOUNTED AND FRAMED. FRAME IS WOOD WITH ROUTERED WOOD WITH DOVETAIL JOINTS AND DARK FINISH. 4.5CM WIDE LIGHT BLUE CARDBOARD MATTING SURROUNDS PICTURE BENEATH FLAT GLASS PANE. PHOTOGRAPH IS OF "ALBERTA CULTURE AND MULTICULTURALISM" INTERPRETIVE PANEL WITH PICTURE OF JOHN HARVIE IN TOP LEFT CORNER. PICTURE IS BENEATH TITLE "HARVIE HEIGHTS".
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
POLITICS
History
PRINT WAS DONATED BY CHARLES HARVIE IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIS FATHER. THIS INTERPRETIVE PANEL IN THE PHOTOGRAPH WAS NEVER PUT UP AND WAS GIVEN TO THE HARVIE FAMILY INSTEAD. JOHN HARVIE WAS A PERSON OF SIGNIFIGANCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALBERTA'S LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES. HE SERVED IN A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT POSITIONS INCLUDING DEPUTY MINISTER OF THE PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND FORESTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN HARVIE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE INTERPRETIVE PANEL PICTURED IN THE PHOTOGRAPH AND HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. JOHN HARVIE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND IN 1887 AND CAME TO CANADA WITH HIS FAMILY IN 1904. HARVIE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A CLERK WITH THE DOMINION LANDS OFFICE IN LETHBRIDGE. HE ROSE STEADILY IN THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE, AND BY 1928 WAS THE DIRECTOR OF MILITARY AND PUBLIC LANDS. IN 1930, OTTAWA WAS NEGOTIATING THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF NATURAL RESOURCES, INCLUDING OIL AND NATURAL GAS, TO THE PROVINCES. ALBERTA PREMIER J.F. BROWNLEE REQUESTED THAT HARVIE ESTABLISH A SYSTEM TO MANAGE THOSE RESOURCES. IN 1931 JOHN HARVIE BECAME DEPUTY MINISTER OF LANDS AND MINES. HIS INNOVATIVE IDEAS, INCLUDING THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION BOARD, ASSISTED ALBERTA IN DEVELOPING ITS PETROLEUM RESOURCES. HIS WORK INFLUENCED OTHER PROVINCES AND COUNTRIES INTERESTED IN THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES. JUST PRIOR TO HARVIE'S RETIREMENT IN 1952, A RESORT TOWN ESTABLISHED EAST OF BANFF NATIONAL PARK WAS NAMED HARVIE HEIGHTS IN HIS HONOUR. JOHN HARVIE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON FEBRUARY 6, 1979. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF HARVIE'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19950015000
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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
Other Name
INFANT CAR SEAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC,
Catalogue Number
P20110033000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT CAR SEAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Materials
PLASTIC,
No. Pieces
1
Height
46.8
Length
59.6
Width
38.5
Description
RIGID PLASTIC FORM IS CREAM COLOURED WITH PLASTIC COVERED PADDING ON SEAT. PADDING IS PATTERNED WITH RED HEARTS AND GREEN SLASHES. BOTTOM PORTION OF PADDING CAN BE FOLDED AWAY FROM FORM. BROWN NYLON SEATBELT WITH TWO BROWN PLASTIC FASTENERS, AND TWO METAL SLIDERS. SEATBELT IS ATTACHED TO FORM THROUGH TWO PARALLEL OPENINGS IN PLASTIC PADDING AND THREADED THROUGH LOOP ON THE FRONT LIP OF THE FORM. TOP EDGE IS STAMPED, “032186” AND BOTTOM IS STAMPED, “A86810.” TAG FOLDED UNDER PADDING READS, “MATÉRIAU NEUF SEULEMENT NEW MATERIAL ONLY, CONFORMÉMENT À LA LOI SUR LES MATÉRIAUX DE REMBOURRAGE ET LES ARTICLES REMBOURRÉS, QUEBEC 69, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STUFFING AND UPHOLSTERED AND STUFFED ARTICLES ART, PERMIS – PERMIT QUÉ NO: 0180-114, CONTENU – CONTENT, MOUSSE DE POLYURETHANE POLYURETHANE FOAM, LES INDUSTRIES DOREL INC.”
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
TRANSPORTATION
History
AT THE TIME OF DONATION PATRICIA SASSA (DONOR) WROTE TO THE COLLECTIONS STAFF AND SAID, “SINCE MY RETIREMENT FROM PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING IN JUNE, 1998; I ACQUIRED THIS INFANT SAFETY CAR SEAT WITH THE HOPE OF BECOMING A GRANNY SOMEDAY IN THE FUTURE AS MY SON HAD BEEN MARRIED AT LEAST 5 YEARS AT THE TIME. THE HEALTH UNIT RENTED THESE “CHRYSLER LOVE SEATS” TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE TO FAMILIES THAT CHOSE NOT TO PURCHASE THEM AT HIGHER PRICES SINCE THEY WERE USED ONLY TO 20 LBS. HOWEVER THE LIFE OF THE SEAT WAS ONLY 10 YEAR AFTER USE; ESPECIALLY THOSE LEFT IN THE VEHICLES AND EXPOSED TO SUN AND VARYING TEMPERATURES. THEY WERE THEN DESTROYED UNDER THE RULES OF TRANSPORT CANADA OR THE MANUFACTURER. SOME MANUFACTURERS HAVE SINCE CHANGED THE EXPIRY DATES TO AS EARLY AS 5 YEARS. ALTHOUGH THE EXACT YEAR THE H.U. BEGAN RENTING IS UNKNOWN, THEY DISCONTINUED THEIR RENTAL SYSTEM IN 1994, THEREFORE THE NEWER ONES WERE BEING SOLD TO FAMILIES. THAT IS WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ONE THAT INCLUDED NEW STRAPPING. MY INTEREST IN DONATING THIS MODEL IS THAT IT APPEARS TO ME AS ONE OF THE FIRST. MY RECOLLECTION OF TRANSPORTING OUR TWO BOYS, AS WITH ALL PARENTS OF OUR ERA, WAS THAT WE CARRIED THEM IN OUR LAPS, OR ON THE BACK SEAT THAT WERE PLANKED WITH A BOARD AND SUPPORTED WITH LEGS SO THE ENTIRE BACK SEAT WAS LIKE A BED, COVERED WITH A ‘FUTON’ OR IF WE OWNED A STATION WAGON, THEY WERE JUST PLACED IN THE VERY BACK. I ALSO REMEMBER ACQUIRING A LITTLE SEAT THAT HOOKED OVER THE FRONT BENCH SO THE CHILD COULD VIES THE SCENERY AROUND HIM. TODAY AS WE CONTINUE TO OBSERVE THE NEWEST OF RULES, VARIATIONS OF SAFETY SEATS AND PRICE TAGS; IT SEEMS A MIRACLE THAT OUR CHILDREN SURVIVED. MIND YOU, THE SPEED AND DESIGNS OF CARS WERE NOT AS SOPHISTICATED, HOWEVER THERE WAS ALWAYS THAT ELEMENT OF DANGER FOR ACCIDENTS TO OCCUR AND MANY LIVES WERE LOST DUE TO CARELESSNESS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110033000
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000074021
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
98.5
Width
67.9
Description
FRAMED. FRAME IS LIGHT COLOURED WOOD WITH A CLEAR VARNISH ON IT. FRAME IS BEVELED. THERE IS A PANE OF CLEAR GLASS OVER POSTER. POSTER ITSELF FEATURES A LARGE COLOUR PHOTO OF A HOTEL WITH TREES, RIVER, AND MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING IT. BELOW PHOTO READS "BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES A CANADIAN PACIFIC HOTEL". A SHEET OF PARTICLE BOARD ON BACK OF FRAME IS HELD IN PLACE BY 8 PIECES OF METAL THAT EACH ROTATE ON A SCREW.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
ITEMS CAME FROM DONOR'S FATHER, JAMES EICHORN. JAMES WAS BORN TO FREDA AND JACOB EICHORN NOVEMBER 11, 1929 IN ESTUARY, SASKATCHEWAN. JAMES' FATHER JACOB WAS A C.P.R. SECTIONMAN/FOREMAN FOR JUST UNDER 50 YEARS. JAMES' BROTHERS BILL, ROBERT, AND SISTER ELSIE'S HUSBAND, WALTER BRUNNER (STILL A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE) ALL WORKED FOR THE RAILWAY IN ONE CAPACITY OR ANOTHER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AS DID DONOR'S MOTHER'S FAMILY AROUND THE MEDICINE HAT AREA (PROSKY FAMILY). JAMES STARTED HIS CAREER AS A SECTIONMAN IN IRVINE, ALBERTA IN 1945. HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1949 AND WORKED AS A TRAINMAN ON RUNS FROM MEDICINE HAT EAST TO MOOSE JAW, SASK. AND ALSO FROM MEDICINE HAT TO CALGARY. JAMES MARRIED MARION SUSAN PROSKY IN MEDICINE HAT ON JULY 26, 1952. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1962 AND JAMES CONTINUED HIS CAREER AS A TRAINMAN, SHORTLY THEREAFTER BEING PROMOTED TO CONDUCTOR, WHOM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE TRAIN AND RODE IN THE CABOOSE. DONOR REMEMBERS THAT FROM THIS POINT FORWARD HIS FATHER STARTED HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY ARTIFACTS AND ANTIQUES AS THE WORLD OF RAILWAY WAS QUICKLY EVOLVING FROM STEAM POWER TO DIESEL POWER AND ALL THAT WENT WITH THAT CHANGE. JAMES' RUNS AT THIS TIME WERE FROM LETHBRIDGE TO COUTTS . . .MEDICINE HAT. . . AND CARDSTON. IN THE LATTER YEARS HE WAS ON A WEEKLY RUN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO VAL MARIE AND SHAUNAVON, SASK. - THIS WAS A MONDAY TO FRIDAY JOB. JAMES ALSO HAD A SMALL MODEL RAILROAD COLLECTION IN HIS BASEMENT THAT WAS A GREAT HOBBY FOR HIM AND HE COMBINED THIS WITH HIS COLLECTION OF RAILWAY MATERIALS OF THE AREA. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS COLLECTION AND DISPLAYED IT PROUDLY AND LOVED TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH WHOMEVER WOULD LISTEN. JAMES' LIFE WAS TAKEN IN A TRAIN/TRUCK ACCIDENT AT THE STIRLING ALBERTA HIGHWAY CROSSING ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978, WHICH MADE HEADLINE NEWS IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MOST OF THE ITEMS IN COLLECTION WERE COLLECTED AS THE RAILWAY EMERGED INTO THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL WORLD AND RAILWAY STATIONS WERE CLOSED AS WELL AS SMALL BRANCH LINES ELIMINATED AS THE NEED FOR WORKERS WAS BEING TAKEN AWAY. FRIENDS THAT FOUND OLD LANTERNS, ETC. DID CONTRIBUTE AS THEY KNEW JAMES WAS A COLLECTOR. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE FOUND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF THIS POSTER EDITION VIA WWW.SPORTSPOSTERWAREHOUSE.COM, WHERE REPRINTS WERE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: "THIS SPECTACULAR PRINT TAKES YOU HIGH ABOVE THE LEGENDARY BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL CIRCA 1947... PUBLISHED TO PROMOTE TRAVEL VIA CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAYS TO THE ALBERTA MOUNTAIN RESORT, IT FEATURES AN AERIAL SHOT OF THE HISTORIC DESTINATION, WITH THE GOLF COURSE, VALLEY, FORESTS, WATERS, HILLS, MOUNTAINS, AND GLACIERS ALL IN VIEW..."
Catalogue Number
P20000074021
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19950073072
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.5
Length
45.8
Width
31.4
Description
BROWN IMITATION REPTILE SKIN SUITCASE, WITH LIGHTER BROWN REINFORCED ROUNDED EDGES. TWO STEEL CLASPS ON FRONT WITH STEEL HINGES AND BASE GUARDS ON BOTTOM. PLASTIC HANDLE WITH SMALL NAMEPLATE ABOVE READING "U.N. LUGGAGE WINNIPEG-CANADA". INTERIOR LINED WITH BURGUNDY SATIN FABRIC AND HAS TWO ELASTICIZED POUCHES; ONE ON INTERIOR OF LID, AND ONE ACROSS BACK OF BASE. ELASTIC STILL SUPPLE. FEW MINOR SCRATCHES AND SLIGHT WEAR ON EXTERIOR. WHITE STICKER ON SIDE HANDWRITTEN "2973".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
DOMESTIC
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.
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P19950073072
Acquisition Date
1995-11
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