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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CLAY
Catalogue Number
P19970041098
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1972
Materials
WOOD, CLAY
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Length
17.2
Width
17.2
Description
SQUARE FRAMED PAINTING IS WHITE CLAY TILE WITH TWO BIRDS SITTING ON BRANCHES PAINTED ONTO TILE. DEEP FRAME IS PAINTED BLACK WITH GOLD COLORED PAINTED EDGE. DEDICATION TO REV. NAKAYAMA IS ON BACK WITH DATE "28.8.1972" AND "EGYPT" HAND PRINTED IN BLACK INK.
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PAINTING WAS GIVEN TO REV. NAKAYAMA BY FELLOW EGYPTIAN CLERGYMAN IBRAHIM CABIB ON A TRIP TO EGYPT IN 1972. DONOR'S FATHER TRAVELLED OFTEN AS A MISSIONARY OR SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN MISSION. THIS IS ONE OF MANY SOUVENIRS HE BROUGHT BACK FROM SUCH TRIPS. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER AND WERE INTERNED IN SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. AT COALDALE REV NAKAYAMA 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. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS FOUND.
Catalogue Number
P19970041098
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041488
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
8.2
Width
6.7
Description
PINK PLASTIC HEART SHAPED FRAME WITH EMBROIDERED FACE WITH FLOWERS, BLUE DESIGNS AND "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" AND "90" BESIDE A JAPANESE CHARACTER.
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COMMEMORATIVE HANGING WAS A GIFT TO DONOR'S FATHER ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY. 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
P19970041488
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOAPSTONE OWL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOAPSTONE
Catalogue Number
P19970041341
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOAPSTONE OWL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
SOAPSTONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Length
6.7
Width
4.6
Description
GREEN POLISHED IMPRESSIONISTIC SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE SHAPED TO RESEMBLE AN OWL. SCULPTURE HAS MULTIPLE SMALL CHIPS.
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ART
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COMMEMORATIVE
History
SCULTPURE WAS LIKELY BROUGHT BACK AS A SOUVENIR BY DONOR'S FATHER FROM ONE OF MANY TRIPS HE TOOK. ORIGIN UNKNOWN, POSSIBLY INUIT. 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
P19970041341
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOUVENIR WALL HANGING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041459
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUVENIR WALL HANGING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
103
Width
61
Description
RECTANGULAR CLOTH HANGING HAS BLACK BACKGROUND, WHITE EDGING AND MAP OF INDONESIA SILK SCREENED TO FABRIC. BORDER IS BLUE AND COPPER MODERN DESIGN.
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HANGING WAS BROUGHT TO CANADA BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, AS A SOUVENIR FROM ONE OF THE MANY TRIPS HE TOOK AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER. 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
P19970041459
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970096002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
20
Width
11
Description
RECTANGULAR RED NYLON HANGING WITH WHITE RAYON BACKING. CIRCULAR LOGO DEPICTED IN CENTRE: WHITE WITH RAYS EXTENDING IN ALL DIRECTIONS; TRUMPET, STAR, AND FLAME AT CENTRE, WITH WORDS "PIONIERU UN SKOLENU NAMS DAUGAVPILS" PRINTED AROUND CIRCUMFERENCE. BLUE WAVES AT BOTTOM. THIN NYLON CORD AT TOP OF BANNER FOR HANGING.
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GIFT FROM MUSEUM OF THE STEPANOVS IN TIMASHEVSK, LETHBRIDGE'S TWIN CITY IN RUSSIA. DONOR'S MOTHER RUNS RUSSIAN MUSEUM. DONOR CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPT. 1997 FOR A YEAR TO LEARN ENGLISH. THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN TIMASHEVSK AND LETHBRIDGE BEGAN IN 1943 WHEN WAR-TORN RUSSIA APPEALED FOR HELP AND LETHBRIDGE RESPONDED WITH OVER $5,000 IN MONEY AND SUPPLIES. TIES WERE RE-ESTABLISHED IN 1992 AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION, WHEN GEORGIAN REFUGEES IN RUSSIA WERE SUPPLIED WITH HUMANITARIAN AID BY THE LETHBRIDGE TWINNING SOCIETY AND A GROUP OF IMMANUAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS. MUSEUM RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED AFTER FORMER GALT CURATOR, CECILE MCCLEARY, VISITED TIMASHEVSK IN EARLY 1990S.
Catalogue Number
P19970096002
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
THE QUEENS WARHOUNDS
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19980048085
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THE QUEENS WARHOUNDS
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Length
42.8
Width
54.5
Description
PAINTING IS CENTERED AROUND A MUSTACHED MOUNTIE ON HORSE. ON THE RIGHT AND SIDE THERE ARE THREE NATIVE AMERICANS WITH 3 HORSES. THERE ARE ALSO TWO MOUNTIES ON HORSES IN THE BACKGROUND BUT ARE QUITE FAR BACK IN THE DISTANCE. UNDERNEATH THE PAINTING, THERE IS A METAL PIECE WHICH READS, '' 'THE QUEENS WARHOUNDS' BY CM RUSSELL TO OUR LETHBRIDGE FRIENDS, GREAT FALLS AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE."
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ART
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*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, C.M. RUSSELL, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE OF THE C.M. RUSSELL MUSEUM, LOCATED IN GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. CHARLES MARION RUSSELL WAS BORN ON MARCH 19, 1864 IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, AND DREW SKETCHES AND CREATED CLAY FIGURES OF ANIMALS DURING HIS CHILDHOOD. FROM AN EARLY AGE HE HAD AN INTEREST IN THE WILD WEST AND COWBOYS, AND AT THE AGE OF 16 HE LEFT SCHOOL TO WORK ON A SHEEP RANCH IN MONTANA. RUSSELL STAYED IN MONTANA FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, WORKING ON RANCHES AND FOR A TIME, LIVING WITH MEMBERS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE. IN 1892 HE MOVED TO GREAT FALLS IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE A LIVING AS A FULL-TIME ARTIST. RUSSELL'S WIFE NANCY IS OFTEN GIVEN CREDIT IN MAKING RUSSELL AN INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ARTIST, AS HE WAS NOT SKILLED IN MARKETING HIS WORK. SHE ORGANIZED EXHIBITIONS OF HIS WORK THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND IN LONDON. C.M. RUSSELL DIED ON OCTOBER 24, 1926 IN GREAT FALLS. THE C.M. RUSSELL MUSEUM ENCOMPASSES THE ARTIST'S FORMER HOME AND STUDIO, AND HOLDS 700 OF THE ARTIST'S WORK IN ITS PERMANENT COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19980048085
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970096001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
RAYON, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
28.3
Width
15
Description
WHITE RECTANGULAR RAYON HANGING WITH SLIGHTLY POINTED BOTTOM EDGE. WIRE ROD INSERTED THROUGH HEM AT TOP, WITH NYLON STRING FOR HANGING. RED AND GOLD PAINTED IMAGE ON FRONT OF HANGING. DEPICTS BOY'S PORTRAIT AT CENTRE, BORDERED BY STAR. "OPAEHOK" PRINTED ACROSS STAR. TOP READS "LIK B..KCM BCEPOCCNNCKNN OP..EHA 3HAK .OYETA ..NOHEPCKNN ..A..EP.." [IN RUSSIAN SCRIPT]. PAINT CRACKING SLIGHTLY THROUGHOUT. PIECE INCLUDES BRASS HECTAGONAL PIN WITH ENAMELED RED STAR AT CENTRE AND MAN'S FACIAL PROFILE. RUSSIAN WORD ACROSS BOTTOM. PIN REMOVED FROM TOP LEFT CORNER OF BANNER FOR STORAGE.
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GIFT FROM MUSEUM OF THE STEPANOVS IN TIMASHEVSK, LETHBRIDGE'S TWIN CITY IN RUSSIA. DONOR'S MOTHER RUNS RUSSIAN MUSEUM. DONOR CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPT. 1997 FOR A YEAR TO LEARN ENGLISH. THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN TIMASHEVSK AND LETHBRIDGE BEGAN IN 1943 WHEN WAR-TORN RUSSIA APPEALED FOR HELP AND LETHBRIDGE RESPONDED WITH OVER $5,000 IN MONEY AND SUPPLIES. TIES WERE RE-ESTABLISHED IN 1992 AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION, WHEN GEORGIAN REFUGEES IN RUSSIA WERE SUPPLIED WITH HUMANITARIAN AID BY THE LETHBRIDGE TWINNING SOCIETY AND A GROUP OF IMMANUAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS. MUSEUM RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED AFTER FORMER GALT CURATOR, CECILE MCCLEARY, VISITED TIMASHEVSK IN EARLY 1990S.
Catalogue Number
P19970096001
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MAQUETTE NURSE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20120020000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAQUETTE NURSE
Date
2009
Materials
BRONZE, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
34.8
Length
14.1
Width
13.2
Description
BRONZE SCULPTURE WITH WOODEN BASE. SCULPTURE DEPICTS AN UNNAMED GALT NURSE WITH CAPE AND CAP. SIGNED AT BASE ON RIGHT SIDE, “DON TONEY.” BASE AT REVERSE HAS INSCRIBED , “9/30 ’09.” BRASS PLAQUE AT FRONT BASE READS, “THE GRADUATE, GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING.” BRASS PLAQUE AT RIGHT SIDE READS, “IN RECOGNITION OF MY MOTHER MAURINE, MY WIFE SHARRON & ALL GRADUATES FROM THE GSN FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO THEIR NURSING PROFESSION – GEORGE NYHOFF.”
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AFTER THE GALT’S 2005 RENOVATION WAS COMPLETED, IT WAS DECIDED THAT A BRONZE STATUE DEPICTING A NURSE WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED AND ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING. AFTER RECEIVING PROPOSALS FROM PAT GALBRAITH, DON & SHIRLEY BEGG, IAN SMITH AND DON TONEY IT WAS DECIDED BASED ON PRICE AND EXPERIENCE THAT TONEY WOULD BE CHOSEN FOR THE PROJECT. INCLUDED IN THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS, THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA WERE STATED. 1) THE FIGURE MUST BE LIFE-SIZE AND NOT LARGER THAN 5 FEET 5 INCHES. 2) THE CLOTHING MUST REFLECT THE TIME PERIOD 1934-1970 WHEN THE UNIFORMS DID NOT CHANGE MUCH. 3) THE STATUE MUST SHOW THE NURSE IN BIB AND APRON WITH LONG SLEEVE CUFFS, A CAPE WITH THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING INSIGNIA (GSN), GRADUATION CAP WITH STRIPE AND CUBAN HEELS (LACE UP OXFORDS WITH THE ELL 2” BROAD, SLIGHTLY TAPERED FROM BACK TO FRONT). 4) THE STATUE WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES NO LATER THAN MONDAY JUNE 2, 2008. DON TONEY CREATED SEVERAL ROUGH-IN MAQUETTES AND THIS ONE WAS CHOSEN FOR THE LIFE-SIZED VERSION. NURSE’S COSTUME WAS BASED OFF A MANNEQUIN ON DISPLAY AT THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. TONEY’S INITIAL PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE ENTIRE PROJECT (FULL SIZED STATUE AND MAQUETTE) WAS $49,350.00. BRONZING THE MAQUETTE WAS PAID FOR WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY GEORGE NYHOFF IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER MAURINE AND HIS WIFE SHARRON AS WELL AS ALL GRADUATES FROM THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING. A CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE GALT MUSEUM COORDINATED BY ANINE VONKEMANN ON JUNE 6, 2009 WHEREBY THE FULL SCALE SCULPTURE WAS UNVEILED AND THE MAQUETTE WAS PRESENTED TO THE MUSEUM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST, DON TONEY, WAS FOUND ON HIS WEBSITE. TONEY GREW UP ON A RANCH NEAR PINCHER CREEK AND DISPLAYED ARTISTIC TALENT AT AN EARLY AGE. AFTER COMPLETING HIGH SCHOOL IN PINCHER CREEK, HE ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, MAJORING IN FINE ARTS. IN 1978 TONEY LEFT THE UNIVERSITY AND COMPLETED AN APPRENTICESHIP WITH THE BRONZE SCULPTOR LEON LEVESQUE. HE THEN BUILT HIS OWN FOUNDRY AND HAS BEEN WORKING IN BRONZE EVER SINCE. BETWEEN 1979 AND 2005, TONEY CREATED 350 LIMITED EDITION SCULPTURES. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20120020000
Acquisition Date
2012-06
Collection
Museum
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ALEXANDER GALT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OIL ON CANVAS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20060025005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALEXANDER GALT
Date
1947
Materials
OIL ON CANVAS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
86.5
Length
73
Description
PORTRAIT OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT WEARING SUIT WITH WHT SHIRT AND YLLW BUTTONS. BACKGROUND IS VERY DARK. GALT IS DEPICTED WITH SIDEBURNS WHICH ENCIRCLE HIS FACE. TOP LEFT CORNER SIGNED "LANAIR -47-" LABELED ON REVERSE "PRESENTED TO...COUNCIL...OCTOBER 25, 1948", "CC0014". FRAME IS ADORN WITH THE APPEARANCE OF VARIOUS LAYERS AND PAINTED GLD.
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ART
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History
THIS PAINTING AND OTHERS COLLECTED FROM BASEMENT OF CITY HALL IN 2006. AN EARLIER WEATHER-RELATED, BASEMENT FLOOD MOTIVATED AUTHORITIES IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE TO OFFER THE ARTWORK TO THE GALT. ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT WAS BORN IN LONDON IN 1817, THE SON OF JOHN GALT, DEVELOPER OF THE HURON TRACT IN ONTARIO. HIS POLITICAL CAREER TOOK HIM TO HIGH OFFICE IN SIR JOHN A MACDONALD'S ADMINISTRATION WHERE HE BECAME ONE OF THE FATHERS OF CONFEDERATION. HIS BUSINESS CAREER LED HIM IN 1822 TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND TO THE COMPLEX OF COMPANIES HE AND HIS SON, ELLIOTT, SET UP TO EXPLOIT COAL DISCOVERIES, TO BUILD RAILWAYS, TO IRRIGATE SEMI-ARID ACRES, AND TO BUILD TOWNS AND CITIES. PICTURE OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT, FOUNDER OF LETHBRIDGE, WAS PRESENTED BY SENATOR W.A. BUCHANAN AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON OCTOBER 25, 1948. A PICTURE OF CHARLES A. MAGRATH, FIRST MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, WAS ALSO PRESENTED AT THIS COUNCIL MEETING. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA ONLINE AND A BROCHURE ABOUT ALEXANDER AND ELLIOTT GALT PRODUCED BY THE GALT MUSEUM. ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT WAS BORN IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1817 AND CAME TO CANADA IN 1835 TO WORK FOR THE BRITISH AMERICAN LAND COMPANY, WHICH WAS OPENING LAND FOR SETTLEMENT IN QUEBEC'S EASTERN TOWNSHIPS. GALT BECAME THE PRESIDENT OF THE ST LAWRENCE AND ATLANTIC RAILROAD IN 1849 AND HE REPRESENTED SHERBROOKE IN THE CANADIAN LEGISLATURE FOR TWO TERMS, 1849 - 1850 AND 1853 - 1867. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GREAT COALITION CABINET, AND ATTENDED THE QUEBEC CONFERENCE IN 1864 AS ONE OF THE FATHERS OF CONFEDERATION. AFTER CONFEDERATION HE BECAME CANADA'S FIRST FEDERAL FINANCE MINISTER. GALT WAS APPOINTED THE FIRST HIGH COMMISSIONER OF CANADA IN LONDON FROM 1880 - 1883 TO PROMOTE BRITISH INTEREST IN FINANCING CANADIAN RAILWAYS AND EMIGRATION TO THE CANADIAN NORTHWEST. HE UTILIZED HIS POLITICAL CONNECTIONS TO HAVE HIS SON ELLIOTT, BORN IN 1850, APPOINTED TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT INDIAN COMMISSIONER. THE POSTING TOOK ELLIOTT TO WESTERN CANADA IN 1879, WHERE HE MADE A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE COAL OUTCROPPINGS ALONG THE BELLY RIVER. AFTER HAVING COAL SAMPLES FROM THE SITE ASSESSED, ELLIOTT DEEMED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT A PROFITABLE VENTURE, AND INFORMED HIS FATHER. ALEXANDER GALT FORMED THE NORTH WESTERN COAL AND NAVIGATION COMPANY WITH BRITISH SHAREHOLDERS W.H. SMITH, WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE, AND WILLIAM ASHMEAD BARTLETT BURDETT-COUTTS (HUSBAND OF THE BARONESS ANGELA BARTLETT COUTTS). THE COMPANY EMPLOYED NICHOLAS BRYANT AND WILLIAM STAFFORD TO EXAMINE COAL SITES IN THE AREA, AND IN 1882 THE COMPANY'S FIRST TWO DRIFT MINES WERE OPENED IN WHAT IS NOW INDIAN BATTLE PARK. THE GALTS INVESTED IN NUMEROUS ENTERPRISES IN THE AREA, INCLUDING THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL COMPANY, THE LETHBRIDGE LAND COMPANY, THE ALBERTA IRRIGATION COMPANY, THE CANADIAN NORTH-WEST IRRIGATION COMPANY, THE ST. MARY RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY, THE CANADA AND GREAT FALLS RAILWAY COMPANY, AND THE AMALGAMTED ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY. THEIR MINING OPERATION ALSO FUNDED A COMPANY HOSPITAL IN 1891, WHICH WAS REPLACED IN 1910 BY THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT HOSPITAL, NAMED IN HONOUR OF GALT AFTER HIS DEATH, AND CURRENT HOME OF THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES. ALEXANDER GALT DIED IN MONTREAL ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1893. IN 1912, ELLIOTT GALT SOLD THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY TO THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, AND THE FAMILY'S BUSINESS TIES TO THE AREA CEASED. AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY, NO INFORMATION COULD BE FOUND ABOUT THE ARTIST "LANAIR".
Catalogue Number
P20060025005
Acquisition Date
2006-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ARMADILLO CARVING
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041432
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARMADILLO CARVING
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
10
Length
25
Width
11
Description
WOOD CARVING IS NATURAL DRIFTWOOD BASE WITH TWO HAND CARVED ARMADILLOS STANDING SIDE BY SIDE. BOTTOM HAS BLUE FELT COVERING.
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CARVING WAS LIKELY GIVEN AS A GIFT TO DONOR'S FATHER ON ONE OF HIS MANY TRIPS TO SOUTH AMERICA (BRAZIL) AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER FOR THE ANGLICAN CHURCH. 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
P19970041432
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
EXPO '75 SOUVENIR HANGING
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19970041810
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EXPO '75 SOUVENIR HANGING
Date
1975
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
73.5
Width
71.5
Description
RECTANGULAR BLUE POLYESTER FABRIC THROW WITH WAVY CIRCULAR LOGO IN TOP LEFT CORNER WITH "EXPO '75" AND A LINE OF JAPANESE CHARACTERS. THROW HAS MAP OF JAPAN WITH SITES LABELLED ON A BLUE OCEAN BACKGROUND WITH COLOURFUL FISH.
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ART
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SOUVENIR HANGING WAS BROUGHT BACK BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO ATTENDED THE WORLD EXPOSITION IN JAPAN IN 1975. 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
P19970041810
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
T. CHEVENKO 1814-1861
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER
Catalogue Number
P19738288000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
T. CHEVENKO 1814-1861
Date
1931
Materials
PLASTER
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.8
Width
6.6
Description
STAMPED ON TOP OF BASE "T. CHEVENKO" "1814-1861" STAMPED IN FRONT OF BASE. "IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINIAN IN CANADA 1891-1931".
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ART
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UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738288000
Acquisition Date
1966-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
QUEEN ELIZABETH II & DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900051000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
QUEEN ELIZABETH II & DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Date
1977
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
60.8
Width
43.8
Description
FULL LENGTH PHOTOGRAPH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II & H.R.H. DUKE OF EDINBURGH IN REGAL ATTIRE. PHOTOGRAPHER PETER GRUGEON. FRAMED & MATTED.
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PRESENTED TO MUSEUM IN 1977 BY I.O.D.E. AS A GIFT TO COMMEMORATE THE 25TH JUBILEE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND H.R.H. DUKE OF EDINBURGH JUNE 10 1977. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE I.O.D.E. AND ITS LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE I.O.D.E. WEBSITE, GALT ARCHIVES, AND AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 21, 2014 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE (IODE) WAS FOUNDED IN 1900 BY MARGARET POLSON MURRAY OF MONTREAL WHO WANTED TO INCREASE HOMELAND SUPPORT FOR CANADIANS FIGHTING WITH THE EMPIRE FORCES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND BOER WAR. MURRAY INITIATED THE FORMATION OF A FEDERATION OF WOMEN TO PROMOTE PATRIOTISM, LOYALTY AND SERVICE TO OTHERS BY SENDING TELEGRAMS TO THE MAYORS OF CANADA'S MAJOR CITIES ASKING THEM TO CALL TOGETHER THE PROMINENT WOMEN IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE FIRST CHAPTER WAS FORMED IN FREDRICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK IN JANUARY 1900. THE FOLLOWING MONTH A CONSTITUTION AND LIST OF OBJECTIVES WERE DRAFTED IN MONTREAL. IN 1901 THE HEAD OFFICE MOVED TO TORONTO AND THE FEDERATION WAS INCORPORATED. CHAPTERS WERE QUICKLY STARTED ACROSS CANADA AND IN INDIA AND THE BAHAMAS. FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PROJECTS MOUNTED BY VARIOUS I.O.D.E. CHAPTERS HAVE INCLUDED A MONUMENT TO CANADIAN SOLIDERS KILLED IN BATTLE IN SOUTH AFRICA, A GATEWAY IN TORONTO TO COMMEMORATE THE 1901 VISIT OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK, INCREASED BEDS IN A TUBERCULOSIS SANITORIUM IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, NUMEROUS CHILD WELFARE PROJECTS, VARIOUS WAR MEMORIAL FUNDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS, THE PURCHASE OF HOSPITALS, AMBULANCES, SHIPS, AND AIRCRAFT IN BOTH WORLD WARS TO PROVIDE AID TO CANADIAN SOLDIERS, COMMEMORATIVE GARDENS, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF FOR PERSONS DISPLACED BY WAR, AND DOMESTIC RELIEF FOR CANADIANS DISPLACED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST I.O.D.E. CHAPTER WAS THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER, FORMED IN 1914. AT ITS PEAK OF ACTIVITY, THE I.O.D.E. HAD FIVE CHAPTERS IN LETHBRIDGE, INCLUDING THE DR. FRANK H. MEWBURN CHAPTER AND THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER. LOCAL I.O.D.E. EFFORTS INCLUDED THE WROUGHT-IRON GATEWAY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, THE SOLIDER'S PLOT IN THE CEMEMTERY, AND PLAQUES AT BATTERY POINT IN HENDERSON LAKE PARK. IN 1989 THE TWO REMAINING LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS MERGED, AND BY 2014 THERE WERE NO CHAPTERS OPERATING LOCALLY. THE CALGARY MUNICIPAL CHAPTER STILL RAISES FUNDS FOR A VARIETY OF CHARITABLE CAUSES THROUGH HOTDOG SALES AND A THRIFT STORE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19900051000
Acquisition Date
1977-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CIGAR SILKS HANGING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P20040012000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CIGAR SILKS HANGING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
50.0
Width
48.5
Description
SQUARE. MADE UP OF CIGAR SILKS AND RIBBONS STITCHED TOGETHER. CENTER ROW IS MADE UP OF 11 VERTICAL SILK RIBBONS FROM VARIOUS LOCAL SPORTING AND COMMUNITY EVENTS. CENTER RIBBON IS WHITE WITH BLACK PRINT AND READS "COMMITTE". HANGING IS CONSTRUCTED AS FOLLOWS, WORKING OUTWARDS FROM CENTRE ROW, TOWARDS BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM: 1. WHITE RIBBON PLACED HORIZONTALLY THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAF FOOTBALL CLUB". 2. ROW OF VERTICAL CIGAR SILKS FROM DIFFERENT PLACES. 3. YELLOW CIGAR SILK PLACED HORIZONTALLY THAT READS "LA FORTUNA REINA VICTORIA". 4. ANOTHER ROW OF VERTICAL CIGAR SILKS. 5. YELLOW CIGAR SILK PLACED HORIZONTALLY THAT READS "THE JAP EL BUEN FLOR GUSTO FINA". ALONG RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES OF HANGING IS ANOTHER YELLOW CIGAR SILK THAT READS "LA FORTUNA REINA VICTORIA GOULET BROS MNFRS". *NOTE* HANGING IS SEWN TO SUPPORT BOARD FOR CONSERVATIONAL PURPOSES.
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ORIGINALLY HELD BY THE ARCHIVES, THE HANGING WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE CULTURAL COLLECTION "MANY, MANY YEARS AGO", ACCORDING TO ARCHIVIST. DURING 2004 RELOCATION OF CULTURAL COLLECTION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HANGING HAD NO CATALOGUE NUMBER AND NO RECORD IN EITHER OPERATIONS' DATABASE. IT IS PRESUMED IT WAS NEVER FORMALLY ACCESSIONED BY MUSEUM BEFORE THIS. HANGING WAS USED ON THE COVER OF MUSEUM 3-FOLD BROCHURE DURING THE 1980S. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0269” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT.
Catalogue Number
P20040012000
Acquisition Date
2004-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
"CANADA 150 QUILT"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOL, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20180018000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"CANADA 150 QUILT"
Date
2017
Materials
COTTON, WOOL, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
239
Width
216
Description
QUILT WITH BACKGROUND PRINTED WITH RED NAMES OF CANADIAN TOWNS AND CITIES ON WHITE, AND WITH RED TRIM AROUND EDGES PRINTED WITH WHITE MAPLE LEAVES. QUILT HAS INNER BORDER ON FRONT ALONG LEFT, RIGHT, AND LOWER EDGES; INNER BORDER HAS 13 FABRIC BLOCKS TRANSFER PRINTED ON WHITE WITH THE FLAGS OF ALL CANADIAN PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES, THE NAME OF THE PROVINCE/TERRITORY, THE FLOWER OF THE PROVINCE/TERRITORY, AND THE DATE THE PROVINCE/TERRITORY JOINED CONFEDERATION; TRANSFER PRINTED BLOCKS ARE ARRANGED GOING DOWN THE LEFT SIDE: QUEBEC, ONTARIO, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, BRITISH COLUMBIA; TRANSFER PRINTED BLOCKS ARE ARRANGED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ALONG BOTTOM EDGE: YUKON, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, NUNAVUT, ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN; TRANSFER PRINTED BLOCKS ARE ARRANGED GOING DOWN THE RIGHT SIDE: NEW BRUNSWICK, NOVE SCOTIA, MANITOBA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. CORNERS OF INNER BORDER HAVE TRANSFER PRINTED FABRIC BLOCKS HAVE BROWN, WHITE AND BLUE BACKGROUNDS WITH YELLOW TEXT “DISCOVER” AND RED TEXT “CANADA” WITH BLACK SILHOUETTES OF BEAR AND CARIBOU ON SIDES OF TEXT, WITH RED MAPLE LEAF BELOW TRANSFER PRINTED BLOCKS. CENTER OF QUILT HAS RED FABRIC BLOCK WITH APPLIQUED WHITE MAPLE LEAVES IN UPPER CORNERS, AND WHITE APPLIQUED TEXT IN CENTER “CANADA 150, 1867, 2017”. ABOVE CENTER BLOCK IS SEWN RED AND WHITE CANADA FLAG; LEFT OF FLAG HAS TRANSFER PRINTED BLOCK DEPICTING POSTER OF ORANGE, RED, AND BLACK CITYSCAPE WITH RED TEXT “OTTAWA”, AND TRANSFER PRINTED BLOCK OF BILINGUAL [ENGLISH AND FRENCH] ”ELIZABETH THE SECOND…A PROCLAMATION…” ON THE ADOPTION OF THE 1965 CANADIAN RED AND WHITE MAPLE LEAF FLAG; RIGHT OF CANADA FLAG SHOWS FOUR TRANSFER PRINTED FABRIC BLOCKS OF ITIERATIONS OF THE CANADIAN FLAG, STARTING FROM TOP: ROYAL UNION FLAG “USED PRIOR TO 1801”, RED ENSIGN “1871-1921”, CANADIAN RED ENSIGN “1921-1957”, AND CANADIAN RED ENSIGN “1957-1965”. BELOW CENTER “CANADA 150” BLOCK IS MAP OF CANADA WITH APPLIQUED PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES IN ORANGE, YELLOW, BLUE, AND RED FABRIC WITH WHITE PRINTED TEXT LABELLING THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES, WHITE STITCHED EDGES AROUND PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES, AND WHITE PRINTED IMAGES OF: ORCA AND FISH BESIDE BRITISH COLUMBIA; MOOSE AND TOTEM POLE ON BRITISH COLUMBIA; PUMPJACK AND SKIER ON ALBERTA; WHEAT HEAD ON SASKATCHEWAN; BEAR ON MANITOBA; BEAVER, LEGISLATURE BUILDING, AND CN TOWER ON ONTARIO; FLEUR-DI-LIES AND “SKIDOO” ON QUEBEC; LIGHTHOUSE AND FISH ON NOVA SCOTIA; FISH ON NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR; WHALES BESIDE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR; HAWK ON YUKON; DIAMOND ON NORTHWEST TERRITORIES; CARIBOU, BEAR, AND INUKSHUK ON NUNAVUT. PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES HAVE CAPITAL CITIES INDICATED WITH BLACK STARS AND CITY NAMES IN WHITE. UPPER LEFT CORNER OF MAP HAS RED MAPLE LEAF AND YELLOW TEXT “DISCOVER” AND RED TEXT “CANADA”; UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF MAP HAS RED MAPLE LEAF AND BLUE TEXT “FROM SEA TO SEA” AND RED AND WHITE CANADIAN FLAG; LOWER LEFT CORNER OF MAP HAS RED, WHITE, AND BLUE ROUND COMPASS ROSE WITH “N” LABELLED AT TOP OF COMPASS IN BLACK. CENTER BLOCKS HAVE BORDERS AROUND THEIR PERIMETERS OF CREAM FABRIC PRINTED WITH RED REPEATING TEXT “CANADA 1867-2017”. BACK OF QUILT HAS WHITE LABEL ON TRANSFER PRINTED FABRIC IN UPPER LEFT CORNER WITH RED TEXT “SYDNEY FISHER; LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA; 403-327-5838; QUILT for CANADA’S 150TH; 1867 – 2017.” BACK HAS MINOR STAIN AT LOWER EDGE; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION.
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ON JULY 26, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED SYDNEY AND FRANK FISHER REGARDING SYDNEY FISHER’S CREATION OF THE CANADA 150 QUILT DONATED BY VERN NEUFELD. NEUFELD WON THE QUILT IN A RAFFLE AS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN. ACCORDING TO A LETTER SENT TO THE GALT MUSEUM, NEUFELD INDICATED THAT HE AND HIS WIFE HAD NO NEED TO KEEP THE QUILT, AND HAD OFFERED THE QUILT BACK TO THE LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN FOR ANOTHER RAFFLE. BILL GINTHER, CEO OF THE LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN, DIRECTED THE QUILT TO THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES, WITH THE DONATION COMPLETED BY NEUFELD. ON THE CREATION OF THE QUILT, SYDNEY FISHER RECALLED, “AS FAR AS I KNOW, IT’S THE ONLY ONE WITH THAT LAY-OUT THAT I’VE SEEN, ANYWHERE. IT WAS MY ORIGINAL IDEA. I LIKE TO MAKE THEME QUILTS. THE 150TH BIRTHDAY WAS THE IDEAL TIME TO DO IT. SO, I WENT ABOUT COLLECTING ALL THE PIECES, FROM THE INTERNET, AND THE MIDDLE PIECE IS TOTALLY MY OWN. THIS WAS FROM FABRIC STORES…THE MAP.” “I MADE THAT [CENTER PIECE], TOTALLY FROM SCRATCH. I BOUGHT THE TEMPLATES, CUT IT OUT, AND APPLIQUED IT ON. THESE LITTLE THINGS, I MADE UP OUT OF THREE MAPLE LEAFS, JUST STUCK TOGETHER, UP IN THE CORNER. I MADE THE FLAG, AT THE TOP. THIS PIECE [THAT READS “OTTAWA”] WAS FROM A PANEL [OF] MATERIAL.” “[I INCLUDED IT BECAUSE] IT’S THE CAPITAL. BELOW THAT IS THE DECLARATION FROM THE QUEEN THAT SAYS THAT THE MAPLE LEAF BECAME OUR FLAG IN 1965. THAT, WE GOT OFF THE INTERNET ALSO. AND, SOMEBODY SAID TO ME, “YOU CAN’T DO THAT. THAT’S --” I SAID, “IT’S ON THE INTERNET. I CAN SO.” THEN WE ALSO GOT, ON THE UPPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER, ARE THE FOUR FLAGS THAT [WERE] USED FROM 1867 TO 1965, AND IT’S GOT THE DATES UNDERNEATH EACH ONE OF THEM.” “[THERE ARE] THE FLAGS AND THE FLOWERS, AND THEN THERE’S ALSO THE DATES THAT THEY JOINED CONFEDERATION, WHICH BRINGS THEM DOWN THE QUILT FROM BOTH SIDES. THERE’S THE FOUR ORIGINALS, AND THEN AS THEY JOIN, THEY COME [AROUND THE EDGE], AND NUNAVUT IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE, BECAUSE IT WAS THE LAST ONE IN 1999.” “THAT CAME RIGHT OUT OF MY HEAD. IT’S JUST SOMETHING I LIKE TO DO. I LIKE THEME QUILTS, AND IF I HAVE A THEME, I RUN WITH IT. [THE QUILT] HAS MORE MEANING BECAUSE IT IS CANADA. SOMEBODY SAID TO ME, “WELL, IT SHOULD HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH MILITARY.” NO, IT’S CANADA’S BIRTHDAY, IT’S NOT MILITARY! THAT ONE IS A CANADA QUILT…THIS ONE WAS SPECIFICALLY FOR CANADA.” “IT WOULD BE ABOUT MARCH OF 2017 [WHEN I STARTED THIS QUILT]. WHEN I START A QUILT, I FOCUS ON NOTHING ELSE. I HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL PICTURE IN MY HEAD, AND IT’S GOT TO TURN OUT THAT WAY, OR I DON’T LIKE IT. I JUST KEEP GOING. THE FIRST ONE ENDED UP KING-SIZE BECAUSE I HAD ALL THIS STUFF I WANTED TO GET ON IT…THEN I STARTED NARROWING IT UP A BIT, SO THAT IT WOULD BE A QUEEN-SIZE INSTEAD.” “[THE FIRST QUILT] TOOK ABOUT 120 HOURS, BECAUSE I HAD TO GATHER ALL THE STUFF FOR [IT]. I [HAD] ALL THE PATTERNS FOR THIS, AND THE DOWN-SIZED ONE, SO I CAN PUT IT TOGETHER [FASTER]…BECAUSE I HAVE ALL THE PATTERNS…I WORK USUALLY FROM 7:00 IN THE MORNING TILL 4:00 IN THE AFTERNOON.” “THIS ONE WAS THE SECOND [QUILT] MADE TO SHOW OFF, BECAUSE [THE FIRST] ONE WENT TO ENGLAND. MY PLAN WAS TO MAKE ONE, AND I MADE THE ONE AND HUNG IT IN THE [ROYAL BANK ON MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE]. IT WENT OVER SO WELL, I MADE TWO MORE. QUEEN-SIZE. THEN SOMEBODY SAID, “BUT THAT’S SO BIG.” THEN I MADE [ABOUT SIX]…WALL-HANGINGS.” “[THIS QUILT] WENT OVER WELL, EVEN IF THE BIRTHDAY IS OVER. PEOPLE WANT IT. THERE WAS A FELLOW AT THE BANK, HE WANTED THE QUILT BECAUSE HE’S SETTING UP, OUT IN STERLING THEY HAVE A CP RAIL [MUSEUM], BUT THE QUILT WAS TOO BIG. HE ORDERED TWO—ONE FOR HIS HOUSE, AND ONE FOR STERLING, BUT HE WANTED THE CP RAIL ACROSS CANADA, SO THAT ONE HAS THE CP RAIL ACROSS THE BOTTOM.” SYDNEY FISHER ELABORATED ON THE DONATION OF THE QUILT TO THE LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN FUNDRAISER, NOTING, “[THIS KING-SIZED VERSION ENDED UP] IN THE ROYAL BANK ON MAYOR MCGRATH. THAT IS MY BANKING BANK, AND I SAID, “WOULD YOU CONSIDER HANGING IT THERE?” BECAUSE THAT WAS THE END OF JUNE…THEY HUNG IT THERE SO THAT THEY COULD HAVE IT THERE FOR THE FIRST OF JULY. [THIS QUEEN-SIZED VERSION] WENT TO THE EXHIBITION WHEN THEY HAD…A CANADA DAY PAVILION, OR CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY. I HUNG ONE OF THE WALL HANGINGS ALONGSIDE OF IT.” “[THE KING-SIZED VERSION] WENT TO ENGLAND…THERE WAS AN ENGLISHMAN CAME INTO THE BANK, AND HE GAVE THE GIRLS HIS PHONE NUMBER, AND SAID, “GET HER TO PHONE ME.” I PHONED HIM, AND HE SAID, “I WANT ONE.” I SAID, “EXCUSE ME?” WELL, HE SAID, “THAT QUILT AT THE BANK…I WANT ONE.” I SAID, “WELL, IT’S A KING-SIZE (IT’S 100X104, OR 108), IT’S $1000.00.” “I’LL TAKE IT.”” “THAT’S WHEN I MADE TWO QUEEN-SIZED ONES. I DONATED [THE QUILT FROM THE PAVILLION] TO THE SOUP KITCHEN. I PUT [THE QUEEN-SIZED QUILTS] ON KIJIJI, AND GOT NO RESPONSE WHATSOEVER. I WOULDN’T PAY $800.00 FOR A QUILT, BECAUSE I COULD MAKE THEM. I BROUGHT THEM BACK HOME, AND I SAID, “YOU KNOW, WE DONATE TO THE SOUP KITCHEN. THEY’RE DOING A BREAKFAST PROGRAM. THEY CAN TAKE IT, AND RAFFLE IT OFF FOR THEIR BREAKFAST PROGRAM.” I [DONATED ONE QUILT TO] NOR-BRIDGE. THEY RAFFLED IT OFF, FOR WHATEVER PROGRAMS THEY NEED.” “WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT IT, AND [THE SOUP KITCHEN STAFF] ALL SAID TO ME, “OH, THAT WOULD BE NICE FOR US TO RAFFLE OFF.” I THOUGHT (THIS WAS BEFORE I PUT THEM ON KIJIJI), “I DON’T KNOW.” WHEN THEY DIDN’T SELL ON KIJIJI, I TOOK IT TO BILL, AND I SAID, “DO YOU STILL WANT IT?” WELL, HE HUNG IT ON THE WALL, AND STARTED SELLING TICKETS…I THINK THESE GUYS GOT $1500.00. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT NOR-BRIDGE…$1500.00 IS WHAT BILL SAID THEY MADE ON THAT QUILT. [TICKETS] WERE $5.00.” “THIS ONE HAD GONE TO SASKATCHEWAN…TO [THE KELVINGTON HERITAGE SHOW]. THE LEGION LADIES SAW IT, AND ASKED MY SISTER HOW MUCH I WANTED FOR IT. OF COURSE, THE LEGION ISN’T AS FLUID AS A LOT OF THINGS, AND $800.00 WAS TOO MUCH. I SAID, “WELL, YOU ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD LIKE A WALL-HANGING.” THE WALL-HANGINGS ARE ONLY $150.00. THAT’S HOW THEY STARTED. THAT, AND LARRY AT THE ROYAL BANK, WHO WANTED A SMALLER ONE FOR STERLING.” ON HER INTEREST IN QUILTING, SYDNEY FISHER RECALLED, “MY MOTHER [FRANCES DICKS, NEE FENNELL] SEWED EVERYTHING, FROM HER OWN BRAS ON UP, AND SHE SEWED FOR EVERYBODY. I WENT HOME TO HER HOUSE, WHEN I WAS IN NURSING, AND SHE SAID, “WELL, DON’T TOUCH THAT.” THERE’S A SHEET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIVING ROOM FLOOR; THERE’S ANOTHER ONE OVER HERE; THERE’S ANOTHER ONE OVER HERE. I SAID, “WHAT HAVE YOU GOT IN -?” “WELL, THAT’S THE WEDDING DRESS, AND THESE ARE THE BRIDESMAID DRESSES.” THAT’S HOW SHE SEWED! ON AN OLD TREADLE SEWING MACHINE.” “PROBABLY ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO I STARTED QUILTING. I WAS PAST DOING CLOTHING, AND TO DO THESE SILLY LITTLE THINGS THAT ARE OF NO USE, OTHER THAN TO COLLECT DUST, I CAN’T BE BOTHERED WITH THAT. I NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING I CAN KIND OF SET MY TEETH IN.” “QUILTING HAS MADE ME EVEN A WORSE HOUSEKEEPER THAN I ALREADY WAS, BECAUSE, WHEN I GET UP IN THE MORNING, AND I HAVE AN IDEA, WELL, “IF YOU DON’T DO THE DISHES, FRANK, THEY AREN’T GOING TO GET DONE, BECAUSE I’M DOING SOMETHING.” I’M NOT A SUPER HOUSEKEEPER, AS IT IS, AND WHEN I HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, EVERYTHING ELSE TAKES A BACK-BURNER.” SYDNEY FISHER NOTED HER THOUGHTS ON THE DONATION OF THE QUILT TO THE MUSEUM, “IT MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME, BECAUSE I AM A CANADIAN. I WAS BORN IN SASKATCHEWAN, AND THE FURTHEST I’VE GONE IS TO LETHBRIDGE. I’VE BEEN TO TORONTO ONCE, AND WE WENT TO NOVA SCOTIA ONCE. I’VE BEEN TO B.C. ONCE. I LIVED IN WINNIPEG FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. BUT, YOU’RE STILL IN CANADA, AND, AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, THERE ISN’T ANY PLACE LIKE IT, EVEN IF IT IS THE DUST BOWL OF THE WORLD…I’M QUITE PROUD THAT IT’S AT THE MUSEUM. I DIDN’T THINK THEY’D EVER GET THAT FAR.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND LETTER FROM VERN NEUFELD, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180018000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180018000
Acquisition Date
2018-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990009071
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.4
Length
16.8
Width
7.1
Description
WOODEN ORNAMENT. CONSISTS OF BASE MADE OF HORIZONTAL CUT OF SMALL TREE TRUNK OR BRANCH. EAGLE AT CENTRE, WITH WINGS SPREAD AND BEAK SLIGHTLY OPEN. TREE STUMP TO EAGLE'S LEFT; SMALL SIGN WITH "LETHBRIDGE" AT ITS RIGHT. BOTTOM STAMPED "CANADIAN MADE SOUVENIRS HAND PAINTED ?. PLITZ CO. LTD."; ALSO STICKER HANDWRITTEN "$2.50".
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History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009071
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CROSS-STITCH HANGING
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19970046000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS-STITCH HANGING
Date
1818
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.7
Width
20.5
Description
ECRU LINEN CROSS-STITCH PANEL WITH GREEN, BROWN, LIGHT PINK, BLUE, AND BEIGE STITCHING. GOLD/BROWN BORDER, WITH FLORAL PATTERN AROUND PERIMETER. ALPHABET IN UPPER AND LOWER CASES STITCHED ON UPPER HALF OF PANEL. BOTTOM HAS POEM TITLED "RELIGION", READING "'TIS RELIGION, THAT CAN GIVE,/SWEETEST PLEASURES WHILE WE LIVE,/TIS RELIGION, MUST SUPPLY,/SOLID COMFORTS WHEN WE DIE,/AFTER DEATH IT'S JOY SHALL BE,/LASTING AS ETERNITY." "MARIANNE KEYNES GILL APRIL THE 8TH 1818 AGED 1 YEARS" AT BOTTOM. LARGE HOLE IN UPPER RIGHT PORTION OF PANEL; INSECT HOLES AND DETERIORATION THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
RELIGION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR FOUND ITEM IN BASEMENT OF HOME, AT ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE. UNKNOWN PROVENANCE.
Catalogue Number
P19970046000
Acquisition Date
1997-05
Collection
Museum
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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
HANGING POUCH
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041775
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANGING POUCH
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
48
Width
21.7
Description
GREEN RECTANGULAR CANVAS BACKING WITH SQUARE CANVAS POUCH SEWN ACROSS BOTTOM HALF. POUCH HAS TWO PAINTED FIGURES OF A GIRL AND BOY HOLDING A DOLL. FIGURES ARE WEARING BLACK AND RED OUTFITS.
Subjects
ART
CONTAINER
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
HANGING IS POSSIBLY A SOUVENIR OR GIFT GIEVN TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER. 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
P19970041775
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HANGING POUCH
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041774
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANGING POUCH
Date
1977
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
45
Width
31
Description
BLUE RECTANGULAR CANVAS BACKING WITH GREY CANVAS POUCH SEWN ACROSS BOTTOM EDGE. UPPER PORTION HAS FOUR COLUMNS OF JAPANESE CHARACTERS. POUCH HAS FIVE HUMAN FIGURES HOLDING STANDARDS WITH VARIOUS CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS. TOP EDGE OF HANGING HAS ORANGE NYLON CORD. BOTTOM EDGE HAS FRINGE. REVERSE HAS JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND THE DATE "1977.4.29".
Subjects
ART
CONTAINER
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
HANGING IS POSSIBLY A SOUVENIR OR GIFT GIEVN TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER. 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
P19970041774
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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