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Other Name
EMBROIDERED CARD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, CARDSTOCK
Catalogue Number
P20090016024
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMBROIDERED CARD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1953
Materials
SILK, CARDSTOCK
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.2
Width
6.6
Description
EMBROIDERED CARD. CARDSTOCK FRAME WITH GOLD, EMBOSSED, SCALLOPED BORDER AND CORNER DECORATIONS. GREEN, PAPER, LACE SURROUNDS SILK INSERT. EMBROIDERED “TO MY NIECE… MY GENTLE NIECE.” IN GREEN PURPLE AND BLUE. SOME PAPER LOSS ON BOTTOM OF REVERSE OF CARD. NOTECARD DISCOLORED AND SOILED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016024
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
119.5
Width
68
Description
BEIGE LINEN WALL HANGING. EDGE EMBROIDERED WITH ZIG-ZAG BLUE TRIM. PAINTED IMAGE DEPICTS TWO SWANS SURROUNDED BY CAT-TAILS, FLOWERS, AND WATER LILIES IN BLUE, PURPLE, PINK, AND GREEN. ACROSS TOP IN SILVER IS "HEAD OOD!". PAINT, ESPECIALLY SILVER, IS CRACKING AND WORN. SMALL BROWN STAINS IN SEVERAL PLACES.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, ANNA MARIE SMITH (KRUTOP), WHO IMMIGRATED TO WALSH ALBERTA IN 1928 FROM ESTONIA. DONOR'S FATHER, ALEX SMITH, CAME TO CANADA AFTER FIRST WORLD WAR. THE COUPLE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1938, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1958. TEXTILE WAS HANDWOVEN AND PURCHASED IN ESTONIA, AND HUNG AT THE SIDE OF THE BED. "HEAD OOD" TRANSLATES AS "GOOD NIGHT". DONOR ACQUIRED ITEM IN 1965 AFTER HER MOTHER PASSED AWAY; STORED IT IN WICKER TRUNK.
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
97.7
Width
70.8
Description
SOFTWOOD FRAME. ENTIRE PICTURE HAND BEADED WITH SMALLER BEADS USED FOR THE FACES AND HANDS OF FOUR PEOPLE. BUFFALO IN CENTER WITH AN INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUAL STANDING ON ONE SIDE AND A WHITE WOMAN STANDING ON THE OTHER. ANOTHER PERSON IS KNEELING BEHIND AND ONE IN THE BACKGROUND TO THE LEFT. COLOURS USED ARE GOLD BACKGROUND, MOTIF IN BLACK, WHITE AND GREY. A SECTION OF BEADS ARE MISSING ON THE WOMAN'S FOOT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1908-26, SHE WAS CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR ST. AUGUSTINES CHURCH. BEADWORK ACQUIRED AT HOUSE SALE IN 1930, PAID $25.00. DONOR BELIEVES IT TO REPRESENT THE SIGNING OF THE PEACE TREATY BETWEEN THE FIRST NATIONS AND NEW COMING CANADIANS. DONOR BORN IN 1885. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BEADWORK'S CREATOR BUT DID FIND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, MABEL JOHNSON, IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO GALT MUSEUM STAFF IN SEPTEMBER 1977: "TODAY A LARGE CONSIGNMENT WAS SHIPPED TO YOU BY CANADIAN EXPRESS COMPANY. IT CONTAINS A VERY BEAUTIFUL SAMPLE OF INDIAN BEADWORK WHICH I FOUND IN CALGARY IN 1930 AND HAD IT FRAMED. IT HAS HUNG IN MY HOME EVER SINCE AND HAS BEEN MY PRIDE AND [JOY]. MY SON & DAUGHTER ARE NOT PLEASED BY MY DECISION TO GIVE IT AWAY, BUT I WISHED TO SEND IT TO THE MUSEUM OF LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE THE YEARS I LIVED THERE, 1908-1926, WERE THE HAPPIEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL OF MY LIFE AND CAREER, WHEN I WAS A PROMINENT CONTRALTO SOLOIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH FOR SOME YEARS. I THEN USED THE NAME MRS. H.H. JOHNSON... ON OCTOBER 15 [1977] I HOPE TO CELEBRATE MY 92ND BIRTHDAY. I THINK NOT A DAY HAS PASSED, BUT WHAT I TOOK TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE AND MARVEL AT THE WORKMANSHIP OF IT ALL THOSE YEARS AGO... I AM VERY GLAD TO PASS IT ON TO YOU FOR I KNOW IT WILL BE GREATLY ADMIRED AND TREASURED." FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19780001000
Acquisition Date
1977-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19738207000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
18.0
Width
86.3
Description
GREEN, BLUE, RED, YELLOW, PURPLE FLORAL DESIGN WOVEN INTO BLACK BACKGROUND.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
UKRAINIAN-CANADIAN 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
P19738207000
Acquisition Date
1966-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 PAINT BRUSH. 3 CM LTH X 18.1 CM DIA.. HORSE HAIR BRITTLE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. .2 PAINT BRUSH. 1.3 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 5.1 CM LTH. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. YELLOW PAINT ADHERING TO BONE .3 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 8.2 CM LTH. GREEN PAINT. .4 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 8.9 CM LTH. .RED PAINT ADHERING TO BONE. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIANS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DIORAMA (SONGBIRD) ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19662370000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DIORAMA (SONGBIRD) ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
53.3
Diameter
32.0
Description
GLASS BELL CASE OVER BLACK WOOD BASE. 10 STUFFED BIRDS & BKGRD OF DRIED FOLIAGE. BASE LOOSE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR CLAIMS VICTORIAN ERA OBJECT.
Catalogue Number
P19662370000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19640917000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
32.4
Width
24.3
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK DESIGNS, 2 PRINCIPLE MOTIFS WITH BLUE BEAD BACKING WITH WHITE BEAD BORDER SEWN TO BUCKSKIN BACKING. 2 EDGES STRAIGHT PARALLEL, 2 EDGES, DIVERGING. STRESS LINE DOWN CENTRE EVIDENT, SUGGESTING FOLDING IN USE FOLD ALSO EVIDENT ON BACKING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCEPTED & CATALOGED ORIGINALLY AS A DECORATIVE CUFF, MAY IN FACT BE A REMNANT OF A GUN CASE. CUFFS USUALLY THE SAME DESIGN BOTH SIDES. DIFFERENT DESIGNS SHAPE SUGGEST NOT CUFF OR SIMILAR USE. GEOMETRIC DESIGNS TYPICAL OF BLACKFOOT. UPDATE: CONSULTATION WITH A BLACKFOOT ELDER ON 27 JULY 2017 HAS RETURNED OPINION BACK TO THIS OBJECTS PAST USE AS A CUFF. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ARTIFACTS IN RELATED LOCATIONS. AMONG THIS SURVEY WERE ITEMS FROM A COLLECTION DONATED BY ANNA LINTON. THE DONOR’S OBITUARY IN THE AUGUST 1, 1992 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT LINTON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JULY 31, 1993 AT THE AGE OF 96 YEARS. THE OBITUARY SAYS THAT LINTON WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 17, 1894 AND WAS THE DAUGHTER OF EARLY CALGARY PIONEERS. SHE RECEIVED HER EDUCATION FOR NURSING IN CALGARY AND TORONTO AND THEN WENT ON TO NURSE IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1943. A NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 25, 1943 STATES THAT LINTON WOULD MAKE HER HOME WITH HER SISTER, MRS. J. G. HUTCHINGS. LINTON WAS PREDECEASED BY HER SISTER EVA HUTCHINGS, HER TWO BROTHERS, CLIFFORD AND IVAN LINTON, AND BROTHER-IN-LAW JACK HUTCHINGS. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NIECE AND NEPHEW, ANNE FAIRFIELD AND JOHN HUTCHINGS. UPON FURTHER RESEARCH, IT WAS LEARNED THAT BOTH WERE DECEASED. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR P19640654000 FOR COPIES OF THE OBITUARIES FOR ANNA LINTON AND ANNE FAIRFIELD.
Catalogue Number
P19640917000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOXED TURTLE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980057001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOXED TURTLE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
8.4
Width
5.8
Description
CLEAR PLASTIC RECTANGULAR BOX. CONTAINS BLACK TURTLE WITH MOVING HEAD AND FRONT FEET (MOUNTED ON SPRINGS INTERNALLY). BOTTOM OF BOX IS COLORED BROWN AND GREEN; CHIPPING. RED AND GREEN FLORAL PATTERN PAINTED ON TOP OF BOX. ALL EDGES COVERED IN ADHESIVE TAPE. SIDE PANELS OF BOX ARE GLASS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, MAMIE GIBSON. TURTLE CAME FROM ORIENT; BROUGHT WITH DONOR'S AUNT FROM ENGLAND AROUND 1908-1910. DONOR'S FATHER WAS CHRIS GIBSON. HE WORKED IN 1912 FOR THE ALBERTA RAILWAY & IRRIGATION CO., THEN IN 1913 BECAME AN INSPECTOR FOR THE DOMINION WEIGHTS & MEASURES OFFICE, FOR 35 YEARS. HE ENLISTED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR AS A PAYMASTER. HE LATER OPERATED THE CITY ZOO. GIBSON'S COMMUNITY SERVICE INCLUDED TREASURER, ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL; AND (FOUNDING) MEMBER OF THE JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY, THE RED CROSS, THE SCOUTS, THE PLAYGOERS OF LETHBRIDGE, THE GALT HOSPITAL, THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND THE MASONIC LODGE IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A STOLE DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DORIS BALCOVSKE (NEE GIBSON) IS THE DAUGHTER OF CHRISTIAN GIBSON AND LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1886 AND WAS MARRIED IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ON JUNE 29, 1918 TO CHRISTIAN GIBSON. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPTEMBER 1919. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, LINDA WAS INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT LETHBRIDGE INCLUDING: “THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER OF THE IODE, PAST REGENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CHAPTER OF THE IODE, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, A FORMER MEMBER OF LOBA, AN HONOURARY MEMBER OF THE BETA SIGMA PHI SOCIETY, A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF GIRL GUIDES, CANADIAN RED CROSS, AND ST. AUGUSTINE’S WA.” LINDA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 IN AUGUST 1965. CHRISTIAN “CHRIS” GIBSON WAS BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND IN 1887, WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE LONDON, ENGLAND AREA, AND ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB IN JUNE 1908. HE HELD A NUMBER OF POSITIONS AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, INCLUDING: DISTRICT CLERK FOR ALBERTA RAILWAYS AND IRRIGATION COMPANY; MANAGER OF FAIR GROUNDS FOR THE WORLD DRY FARMING CONGRESS IN 1912; OPERATOR OF THE CITY ZOO; A POSITION WITH THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICE, WHICH INVOLVED TESTING SCALES AND GASOLINE PUMPS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, CHRIS ALSO JOINED THE MILITIA AND IN 1914 ENLISTED WITH THE 20TH BATTERY, CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY. HE SERVED FOR 5 YEARS AS PAYMASTER, EVENTUALLY REACHING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. IN 1930, CHRIS RECEIVED THE VICTORIA DECORATION, FOR LONG SERVICE AS AN OFFICER. CHRIS AND LINDA WERE BOTH HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE RED CROSS. CHRIS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 26, 1971. HE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER, MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON. MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY, ENGLAND ON JULY 29, 1892, THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF JOHN ANDREW AITKEN GIBSON AND LOUISA MARIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, SHE MOVED WITH HER PARENTS AND HER BROTHER FRED TO JOIN HER OTHER BROTHER CHRISTIAN. HER FATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1912 AND HER MOTHER IN 1943. MAMIE PASSED AT THE AGE OF 102 ON NOVEMBER 11, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PURSE AND HAIR ORNAMENTS DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. CONNECTIONS MADE WITH THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO ACQUIRE FURTHER ARTIFACT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DORIS BALCOVSKE'S OBITUARY WAS FOUND ON THE CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME'S WEBPAGE. IT STATES THAT SHE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1923. SHE WORKED FOR THE BANK OF MONTREAL FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL. SHE THEN WENT ON TO BECOME THE PROPRIETOR OF MARGO LADIES WEAR THROUGH THE 1950'S. SHE MARRIED HERB BALCOVSKE AND TOGETHER THEY HAD SANDRA BALCOVSKE AND MARCIA TAYLOR. DORIS PASSED AWAY ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT THE AGE OF 92 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980051003 FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19980057001
Acquisition Date
1999-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BED HALF SHEET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738218000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED HALF SHEET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
165.1
Width
88.9
Description
CROSS STITCH DESIGN, CROCHETED EDGING. COLOURS: GREEN, BLACK, RED, WINE, ORANGE, YELLOW, BLUE, PINK, PURPLE UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN. DECORATED HALF SHEET APPARENTLY FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
UKRAINIAN. EMBROIDERED IN JUROVA BY MARY VARZARI. *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
P19738218000
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
6.0
Width
3.5
Description
1. CHEST, TORTOISESHELL VENEER. ROUND SILVER BUTTON CAN BE PUSHED IN ORDER TO OPEN CHEST. THREE, ROUND IVORY FEET ON BOTTOM, ONE MISSING. SILVER BANNER ON TOP OF CHEST MARKED, “FM” IN CURSIVE. BACK, PROPER LEFT, BOTTOM CORNER, FRONT, PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND BACK PROPER RIGHT TOP CORNER ARE CHIPPED. INSIDE OF CHEST LINED WITH BLUE, FLORAL DAMASK. 3.1 CM HIGH BY 6.0 CM LONG BY 3.5 CM WIDE. 2. CHARM. AGATE HEART,TRANPARENT BROWN, BLACK, AND WHITE STRIPED. AGATE ANCHOR MISSING ONE ARM, TRANSPARENT ORANGE AND RED SWIRLS. CHARMS CONNECTED BY THREE METAL LOOPS. 0.5 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 2.1 CM WIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCORDING TO DAVE MERESKI, A LOCAL GOLDSMITH, THE METHOD OF DRILLING HOLES AND LINKING THE CHARM TOGETHER WOULD DATE IT SOME TIME AFTER 1920. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738300000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.1
Diameter
3.5
Description
BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. TURNED ON A LATHE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRAINE) *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
P19738300000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738293000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.2
Diameter
4.2
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRIANE) *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
P19738293000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738299000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.4
Width
3.8
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRAINE) *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
P19738299000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LEATHER GAUNTLETS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19970016000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEATHER GAUNTLETS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.4
Width
26.3
Description
PAIR OF TAN LEATHER GAUNTLETS WITH COLORFUL GLASS BEADS IN FLOWER PATTERN ON TOP SUFACE, LEATHER TASSELS ON UPPER HALF OF OUTER EDGE, AND LINED WITH DEEP PURPLE COTTON FABRIC. OTHER EDGES HAVE SCALLOPED LEATHER EDGES. LEFT GLOVE IS TORN AT THE BASE OF THE THUMB, HAS BLACK MARKS ON TOP OF MIDDLE AND PINKY FINGER, AND BOTTOM OF GLOVE IS SLIGHTLY SOILED. RIGHT HAND IS ALSO COMING APART AT BASE OF THUMB, BASE OF TASSELS ARE COMING APART FROM BODY OF GLOVE, AND HAS BLACK MARKS ACROSS INSIDE WRIST AND ON TIP OF PINKY FINGER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ITEMS WERE GIVEN TO JOHN SIMPSON'S GRANDFATHER, ALEXANDER MULLIGAN, BY A NATIVE GENTLEMAN. ACCORDING TO DONOR IT IS NOT KNOWN WHEN HE EXACTLY RECEIVED THE GAUNTLETS, BUT HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VIADUCT BRIDGE IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1908-09, AND MAY HAVE RECEIVED THEM AT THIS TIME. DONORS HAVE HAD GAUNTLETS FOR TWENTY YEARS, WHILE LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19970016000
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BEADED PAIR MOCCASIN APPLIQUES
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEAD, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19770151000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED PAIR MOCCASIN APPLIQUES
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BEAD, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.0
Width
28.0
Description
.1 COLOURS: CLOTH - GREY. FLOSS - BLUE. BEADS - BLACK, GREY, CLEAR, WHITE, GOLD, BROWN, SILVER. SOME ARE GLASS AND SOME ARE METAL. .2 SAME DIMENSIONS - HAS CUT IN MATERIAL DOWN TOP CENTRE. FLORAL DESIGN, BEAD WORK SURROUNDED WITH EMBROIDERED BACKGROUND. HAS RED STAIN IN UPPER LEFT CORNER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
HISTORY ATTACHED TO FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19770151000
Acquisition Date
1976-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CROSS-STITCH PANEL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19940005006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS-STITCH PANEL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
46.2
Width
46.2
Description
SQUARE CREAM LINEN PATTERN HAS VARIOUS GUIDES ON PATTERN. TOP ROW HAS ALPHABET FROM A-I IN VARIOUS COLOURS, THE SECOND ROW HAS K-R IN MANY COLOURS, AND THE THIRD ROW HAS S-Y AND POSSIBLY Z(?). FROM THE MIDDLE DOWN THE PATTERN IS MOSTLY OF NATURAL DESIGNS (BIRDS, FLOWERS, LEAVES), AND HAS EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT STITCHES, THERE ARE ALSO OTHER UNIDENTIFIABLE PATTERN MODELS. ON THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND SIDE THERE IS A LARGE PIECE MISSING FROM THE PATTERN, THESE ENDS ARE FRAYING. THERE ARE ALSO MINOR TEARS AND WEARING IN THE FABRIC. A SMALL STAIN APPEARS IN THE BOTTOM MIDDLE.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
CROSS STITCH PATTERN SHEET WAS USED BEFORE BOOKS WERE AVAILABLE SO THAT WOMEN COULD KEEP SAMPLES FOR EMBROIDERY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF GLOVES DONATED BY ANNE DUECK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ANNE DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 13, 2004. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY “ANNE WAS KNOWN FOR HER TEACHING IN THE COMMUNITY OF COALDALE AT JOHN DAVIDSON AND R.I. BAKER SCHOOLS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT.” SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETER P. DUECK AND ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). PETER P. DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON AUGUST 9, 1983. ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN THE CRIMEA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, SHE LIVED IN COALDALE FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, EXCEPT FOR ONE YEAR. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON DECEMBER 13, 1981. PETER DUECK’S BROTHER WAS NAMED FRANK DUECK. FRANK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON JANUARY 9, 1983. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926, WHERE HE FARMED IN THE COALDALE DISTRICT BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE AND THEN CALGARY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19940005006
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PR. BABY MOCCASSINS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT, FUR
Catalogue Number
P19640446000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PR. BABY MOCCASSINS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT, FUR
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
9.3
Width
5.0
Description
PAIR IS IDENTICAL. TRIMMED WITH RED FELT AND FUR. YELLOW RIBBON PULL TAB. FLORAL DESIGN IN SILVER, YELLOW, WHITE AND BLUE BEADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DESIGN & WORKMANSHIP INDICATES TLINGIT ATTRIBUTION [TLINGIT, NW COAST (ALASKA) *UPDATE* IN 2019, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO CONTACT NEXT-OF-KIN. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS DISCOVERED. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640446000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19640446000
Acquisition Date
1964-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BEAD PURSE?
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19640654000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEAD PURSE?
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS BEADS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Length
14.7
Width
5.1
Description
SLIPPER SHAPED WITH COLORED GLASS BEADS IN FLORAL PATTERN. BEADS SEWN TO CLOTH. SLIT IN CENTRE FACE OF OBJECT ALLOWS LIMITED ACCESS TO INTERIOR. BEADS ARE WHITE, BLUE, ORANGE, YELLOW, PINK, RED & BLACK. SMALL TEARS IN PLACES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
FUNCTION UNKNOWN
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ORIGINALLY IDENTIFIED AS STONY BEADED PURSE. BECAUSE OF DESIGN, STITCHING & DESCRIPTION, NOT LIKELY STONY, OR NATIVE IN ORIGIN. POSSIBLE USED AS A CHANGE PURSE & NON NATIVE MANUFACTURE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ARTIFACTS IN RELATED LOCATIONS. AMONG THIS SURVEY WERE ITEMS FROM A COLLECTION DONATED BY ANNA LINTON, INCLUDING THIS POSSIBLE CHANGE PURSE. THE DONOR'S OBITUARY IN THE AUGUST 1, 1992 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT LINTON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JULY 31, 1993 AT THE AGE OF 96 YEARS. THE OBITUARY SAYS THAT LINTON WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 17, 1894 AND WAS THE DAUGHTER OF EARLY CALGARY PIONEERS. SHE RECEIVED HER EDUCATION FOR NURSING IN CALGARY AND TORONTO AND THEN WENT ON TO NURSE IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1943. A NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 25, 1943 STATES THAT LINTON WOULD MAKE HER HOME WITH HER SISTER, MRS. J. G. HUTCHINGS. LINTON WAS PREDECEASED BY HER SISTER EVA HUTCHINGS, HER TWO BROTHERS, CLIFFORD AND IVAN LINTON, AND BROTHER-IN-LAW JACK HUTCHINGS. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NIECE AND NEPHEW, ANNE FAIRFIELD AND JOHN HUTCHINGS. UPON FURTHER RESEARCH, IT WAS LEARNED THAT BOTH WERE DECEASED. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE OBITUARIES FOR ANNA LINTON AND ANNE FAIRFIELD.
Catalogue Number
P19640654000
Acquisition Date
1964-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
8.9
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK PATTERN WITH CROSS IN CIRCLE MOTIF REGULARLY SPACED. BACKED ON BUCKSKIN. ARTIFACT APPEARS COMPLETE. BEADS ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW. BUCKSKIN BACKING SOILED, WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *NOTE* LOOSE TASSELS
Subjects
BEDDING
PERSONAL GEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION METHOD INDICATE SIOUX ORIGINS. BLANKET STRIPS ORIGINAL USE TO JOIN A BUFFALO ROBE USED AS A BLANKET. WITH TRADE BLANKETS, STRIPS BECAME MORE DECORATIVE THAN FUNCTIONAL, OFTEN USED TO JOIN COURTING BLANKETS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. STRIPS OVER TIME BECAME LARGER IN WIDTH & FANCIER. MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SIOUX IN CANADA, OR TRADED/GIFT TO ALBERTA NATIVE.
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
Acquisition Date
1973-
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FLOUR SCOOP
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19651657000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLOUR SCOOP
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
TIN, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.1
Length
16.8
Width
8.1
Description
"PETER MCASKILE GENERAL MERCHANT ORION & PAKOWKI ALTA." ON BADGE ON HANDLE. "ROYAL HOUSEHOLD CANADA'S BEST FLOUR" ON INSIDE OF SCOOP. SIZE 1/2 CUP.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
BUSINESS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING FOUR PAINTINGS CREATED BY THE DONOR, CHRISTIAN GIBSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON GIBSON WAS EXCERPTED FROM HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY: CHRISTIAN GIBSON WAS BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND IN 1887 AND EDUCATED IN LONDON, ENGLAND BEFORE ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1908. HE WORKED FOR THE CITY AS ZOO KEEPER AT THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS AND FOR THE ALBERTA RAILROAD AND IRRIGATION COMPANY BEFORE BEGINNING HIS 35 YEAR CAREER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE IN 1913. GIBSON SERVED WITH THE 25TH BATTERY CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY FROM 1908 TO 1914 AND FROM 1914 TO 1919 HE SERVED IN ENGLAND IN FRANCE WITH THE 20TH BATTERY CFA. HE WAS ALSO VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY AS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB, ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL, LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, PLAYGOERS OF LETHBRIDGE, ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, PEMMICAN CLUB, MASONIC LODGE, AND THE GALT HOSPITAL BOARD. HE AND HIS WIFE LINDA WERE HEAVILY INFLUENTIAL IN THE RED CROSS SOCIETY’S LETHRBIDGE CHAPTER, AND HAD TWO CHILDREN, FRED AND DORIS. CHRISTIAN GIBSON PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 26, 1971. IN 2010 HIS DAUGHTER, DORIS BALCOVSKE, PARTICIPATED IN THE GALT MUSEUM’S FIRST ‘TREASURES & CURIOSITIES’ EXHIBIT BY SELECTING ONE OF HER FATHER’S PAINTINGS TO BE DISPLAYED. SHE SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE ABOUT GIBSON’S ASSOCIATION WITH THE GALT AND HIS PAINTING PRACTICE: “MY FATHER… WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE GALT MUSEUM AND HELPED COLLECT MANY OF THE ARTIFACTS. MY FATHER WAS A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST WITH OILS, WATER COLORS, AND ALSO PEN AND INK… THE FAMILY OWNS MOST OF HIS PAINTINGS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE P19694807000 FOR HARDCOPY OF GIBSON’S OBITUARY. SEE RECORD P19930031001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GIBSON FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19651657000
Acquisition Date
1965-02
Collection
Museum
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