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Other Name
SCOUT PROJECT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041336
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCOUT PROJECT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.4
Diameter
2.4
Description
SHORT HOLLOW WOOD CYLINDER WITH DIAMOND PATTERN CARVED INTO OUTSIDE AND PAINTED BLACK, GREEN, RED AND WHITE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ASSOCIATIONS
History
CYLINDRICAL CARVING WAS MADE BY DONOR'S BROTHER, TIMOTHY, AS A SCOUT PROJECT. 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. TIMOTHY WENT ON TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN MINISTER IN THE AREA OF JAPANESE MISSIONS. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041336
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COUNTED CROSS STITCH HANGING
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940007003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COUNTED CROSS STITCH HANGING
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
190
Width
67.5
Description
COUNTED CROSS-STITCH TAPESTRY IS RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH WOOL STITCHING. BACKGROUND IS LIGHT BROWN AND HAS RED, BLUE, YELLOW AND WHITE FLOWERS WITH THREE BIRDS AT EACH END. A GREEN LEAF AND VINE BORDER WITH SMALLER FLOWERS SURROUNDS BIRDS AND BIGGER FLOWERS EXCEPT ALONG BOTTOM EDGE. WOOL IS STITCHED TO COTTON BACKING. SEWN ALONG EDGES IS 2.4CM WIDE WHITE COTTON EDGING. REVERSE HAS WOOL STRANDS FROM STITCHING. EDGING AND TAPESTRY HAVE A NUMBER OF SMALL STAINS AND TAPESTRY HAS BEEN REPAIRED NEAR ONE END WITH SINGLE LOOP STITCH IN BLACK AND WHITE THREAD. STITCHING IS LOOSE ALONG EDGE AS WELL.
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ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
TAPESTRY WAS MADE BY DONOR'S FAMILY TO BE USE ON THE HEADBOARD OF A BED FOR INSULATION AGAINST THE COLD. CURTAIN WAS MADE IN THE 1930'S.
Catalogue Number
P19940007003
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BACKDROP
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, WOOD, ROPE
Catalogue Number
P20010027000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BACKDROP
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
CANVAS, WOOD, ROPE
No. Pieces
1
Length
594.3
Description
PAINTED CANVAS ATTACHED TO SLATS OF WOOD. CANVAS IS A DIRTY MUSTARD COLOR. PAINTING ON ONE SIDE OF CANVAS CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING IMAGES: BURGUNDY VELVET CURTAINS, WITH GREEN & YELLOW TRIM, THAT ARE DRAWN TO THE SIDES BY YELLOW TASSELED ROPES; PILLARS AND A RAIL OF LIGHT GREEN MARBLE; A BACKGROUND OF PINK STRIPED WALLPAPER; AN OVAL FRAME WITH A SCENE WITHIN OF TREES, BUSHES, AND FLOWERS, A GAZEBO WITH A FLAG ON TOP, AND A BOAT ON A BODY OF WATER IN THE BACKGROUND. WITHIN FRAME IS SIGNED "R. BARROWMAN CITY SIGN WORKS". THERE IS A LENGTH OF YELLOW ROPE AT EACH END OF MURAL. (SEE PHOTOS ATTACHED TO HARD COPY).
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
FINE ARTS
History
DONOR STATES THAT HE WAS TOLD MURAL WAS USED BY THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE DURING ANNIVERSARIES, CHINESE NEW YEARS, AND CHINESE DOMINION DAY (OCT 10), BUT THAT HE HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1949 AND NOT ONCE EVER SEEN THE MURAL IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE BUILDING. ARTIST, ROBERT BARROWMAN WAS BORN NEAR GLASGOW, SCOTLAND IN 1881. HE BEGAN CREATING ART AT AN EARLY AGE WHEN HE SKETCHED MANY SCENES OF HIS NATIVE LAND. HE WAS EMPLOYED ON THE CLYDE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN SHIPBUILDING. LEAVING SCOTLAND IN 1907 HE TRAVELLED TO CANADA AND SECURED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE BLUE RIBBON TEA COMPANY IN TORONTO. AFTERWARDS, HE WENT TO PETERBOROUGH WHERE HE SERVED WITH A FIRM NAMED TURNER'S, ENGAGED IN PAINTING OF SIGNS AND MANUFACTURE OF TENTS AND AWNINGS. TRAVELLING WEST, MR. BARROWMAN STOPPED FOR A SHORT TIME IN SASKATOON AND ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. HE AT ONCE PURCHASED THE CITY SIGN WORKS WHICH HAD BEEN STARTED TWO YEARS PREVIOUSLY IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1912 MR BARROWMAN MARRIED MISS CATHARINE SHEARER IN LETHBRIDGE. TOGETHER THEY HAD 3 DAUGHTERS: MAY, DEVINA, AND VICTORIA. IN 1920 ROBERT ADDED TO HIS BUSINESS HOLDINGS BY THE PURCHASE OF THE LETHBRIDGE POSTING CO. WHICH CONTROLLED SIGNBOARDS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. IN 1945 MR. BARROWMAN SOLD HIS BUSINESS INTERESTS TO HOOK SIGNS, LTD., OF CALGARY. MR BARROWMAN WAS THE FIRST ELECTED AS AN ADVISORY COMMISSIONER IN THE CITY IN 1924, SERVING IN THAT CAPACITY IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER UNTIL 1928. IN THAT YEAR HE WAS ELECTED AS AN ALDERMAN AND BECAME THE FIRST MAYOR UNDER THE NEW CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT. HE ACTED AS CITY MANAGER UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 1928. HE SERVED CONTINUOUSLY AS MAYOR UNTIL 1934 WHEN HE WITHDREW FROM CITY POLITICS. HE THEN TURNED TO PROVINCIAL POLITICS, BEING ACTIVE IN AFFAIRS OF THE LIBERAL PARTY. HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE ALBERTA LIBERAL ASSOCIATION AND SERVED IN THAT CAPACITY DURING THE DAYS OF THE SOCIAL CREDIT LANDSLIDE IN 1935. HE WAS TWICE THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR LETHBRIDGE CONSTITUENCY IN PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS, BUT WAS TWICE DEFEATED. ADDITIONALLY, MR. BARROWMAN WAS: A MEMBER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, MEMBER OF THE GALT HOSPITAL BOARD, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE AQUATIC CLUB, ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE BOARD OF TRADE FOR WHICH HE SERVED AS PRESIDENT IN 1936, A PIONEER MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB FOR WHICH HE ACTED AS PRESIDENT IN 1928-29, MEMBER OF THE OLD LETHBRIDGE PLAYGOERS' CLUB, MEMBER OF LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB, MEMBER OF ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, AND ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE ST. ANDREW SOCIETY. (TAKEN FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE FEB. 18, 1947). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB. THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB HELD THEIR FIRST MEETING AT THE HOME OF MISS ANNA MACKENZIE ON OCTOBER 7, 1936. EDITH FANNY KIRK WAS THE FIRST ART TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE CAME FROM BRITAIN WITH CLASSICAL TRAINING AND IT WAS KIRK WHO SET THE STAGE FOR THE SKETCH CLUB TO COME INTO BEING. THE BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS ALSO PLAYED A ROLE IN THE FORMATION BY PROVIDING RECOGNITION OF ARTISTIC MERIT THROUGH DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS. ANNA MACKENZIE AND P.J. COLLINS CONCEIVED OF THE CLUB AFTER THEIR EXPERIENCE IN BANFF. THE GROUP WAS FORMED OUT OF AN ENTHUSIASTIC INTEREST IN ART AND SOON AFTER THE GROUP BEGAN MEETING, THERE WERE REGULAR EXHIBITIONS. THE GROUP WAS PRIVY TO THE ATTENTION OF GROUP OF SEVEN ARTIST A.Y.JACKSON WHEN HE MADE HIS FREQUENT SKETCHING TRIPS TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE REGULARLY ACCOMPANIED THE SKETCH CLUB AND HIS INFLUENCE CAN BE SEEN IN MUCH OF THEIR WORK. ANOTHER GUEST OF THE GROUP WAS ANNORA BROWN WHO WAS AN ARTIST WHO HAD TRAINED IN TORONTO, BUT RESIDED IN FORT MACLEOD AND BEGAN SPENDING TIME WITH THE GROUP IN 1939. HER INTEREST IN FLOWER STUDIES IS SUSPECTED TO HAVE INSPIRED MANY OF THE WORKS BY CLUB MEMBERS. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, THE GROUP ORGANIZED SUMMER CLASSES TAUGHT BY OUT OF TOWN ARTISTS SUCH AS: H.G.GLYDE, WALTER J. PHILIPS AND A.C. LEIGHTON. ACCORDING TO A HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB WRITTEN BY JOAN STEBBINS IN JUNE, 1985, “THE PAINTINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB PORTRAY FAVOURITE SKETCHING AREAS IN THE REGION – THE COULEES PROVIDED ENDLESS MATERIAL, THE RIVERBOTTOM, THE OLD R.C.M.P. BARRACKS, THE WHITNEY FARM, HENDERSON LAKE, THE FELGER HUTTERITE COLONY, THE FOOTHILLS AND WATERTON LAKE WERE OFTEN REPEATED SUBJECTS.”
Catalogue Number
P20010027000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1962
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HEAVY CARD
Catalogue Number
P20000041003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1962
Materials
HEAVY CARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
50.3
Width
39.1
Description
UNFRAMED, RECTANGULAR BLACK AND WHITE PRINT. CONSISTS OF THE UPPER HALF OFAN OLDER MAN, WITH HIS ARMS FOLDED OVER EACH OTHER. HE IS WEARING A SCOUTING UNIFORM, INCLUDING A MOUNTIE-STYLE HAT, A SHIRT WITH BARS ON IT, AND A SCARF. BELOW THE MAN, PRINTED IN WHITE, WITHIN A BLACK RECTANGLE IS "BADEN-POWELL". CORNERS ARE SLIGHTLY WORN; LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER HAS A SLIGHT BEND IN IT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
ASSOCIATIONS
History
PRINT CAME FROM THE OFFICES OF THE WEST WINDS DISTRICT OF SCOUTING. DISTRICT INCLUDED FORT MACLEOD, COALHURST, DIAMOND CITY, NOBLEFORD, PICTURE BUTTE AND THE AREA NORTH AND WEST OF LETHBRIDGE. THE FORMATION OF THIS DISTRICT OCCURRED APPROXIMATELY IN THE LATE 1940S. IT CEASED TO FUNCTION IN 1962 AND WAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED IN 1977. FORT MACLEOD AND THAT AREA MOVED TO JOIN THE PORCUPINE HILLS DISTRICT, WHILE COALHURTS, DIAMOND CITY, NOBELFORD AND PICTURE BUTTE JOINED IN THE REFORMATION OF THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT. THE PRINT IS RELEVANT TO SCOUTING AS EACH OFFICE, WITHIN SCOUTING, FROM THE DISTRICT LEVEL TO NATIONAL LEVELS PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED A LIKENESS OF THE FOUNDER OF SCOUTING LORD BADEN-POWELL. SCOUTING CHANGED ITS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN ABSORBED INTO A WIDER GEOGRAPHICAL AREA. ON MAY 25TH, 2000 THE OFFICE IN LETHBRIDGE OFFICIALLY CLOSED, BUT BOY SCOUTS STILL REMAIN THERE. DUE TO FEAR OF LOSS OF ITEMS THEY WERE DONATED TO MUSEUM. SCOUTING BEGAN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1914. *NOTE* WHEN DISPLAYED, DONORS WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED AS LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT,SOUTHERN REGION, SCOUTS CANADA.
Catalogue Number
P20000041003
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SHOYU JAR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19970041095
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOYU JAR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
3
Height
45.5
Length
11.5
Width
8
Description
.1) SMALL WHITE PORCELAIN TEAPOT HAS BLUE FLOWER MOTIF WITH RED BERRIES WHICH HAVE GOLD COLORED CORONAS. CIRCULAR LID HAS IDENTICAL MOTIF. .2) STAND. 8.5CM (D) X 1.5CM WHITE PORCELAIN PLATE WITH BLUE FLOWER MOTIF WITH RED BERRIES WHICH HAVE GOLD COLORED CORONAS. SOME BERRIES ARE WORN OFF AND THE PLATE HAS TEN SUBSTANTIAL CHIPS, INCLUDING ONE LARGE ONE.
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ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
FINE ARTS
History
TEAPOT, OR SHOYU JAR, WAS OWNED BY THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WHILE LIVING IN VANCOUVER PRIOR TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FROM 1942 TO 1945 THE FAMILY WAS INTERNED IN SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. 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. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “[A] LITTLE SHOYU BOTTLE… I DON’T KNOW IF [MY MOTHER] BOUGHT THIS IN VANCOUVER OR IF IT CAME FROM JAPAN… IT WAS ALWAYS WITH US FROM THE VERY EARLIEST DAYS, ALL THE WAY THROUGH, RIGHT TO THE END… IT WASN’T JUST FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, IT WAS IN CONSTANT USE… WE NEVER PUT [SOY SAUCE] ON RICE. WE PUT IT ON OKAZU… THE STUFF THAT YOU COOK TO EAT WITH THE RICE, WHICH IS MEAT AND VEGETABLES OR FISH… I FEEL HAPPINESS WITH IT, BECAUSE IT WAS PRETTY AND PRACTICAL AND CONSTANT.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041095
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NEEDLEPOINT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20110024000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLEPOINT
Date
1986
Materials
LINEN, COTTON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
35.9
Length
29.8
Width
2.6
Description
GOLD FRAME WITH CRACKLED FINISH, WHITE AND GOLD MATTING. WHITE DOUBLE WEAVE NEEDLEPOINT CANVAS WITH FLAG, COMPASS, AND CROWN DESIGN STITCHED IN CENTER USING RED, WHITE BLUE AND GOLD COLOURED YARN. BELOW CREST IS STITCHED, “IODE.” BROWN PAPER BACK WITH TYPEWRITTEN TEXT FIXED TO PAPER WITH SCOTCH TAPE. TEXT READS, “THIS PIECE OF NEEDLEPOINT WAS DONE BY MARGARET SOMERVILLE, LONG TIME MEMBER OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER, IODE, OF LETHBRIDGE. IT WAS HER WISH THAT IT BE PRESENTED TO EACH REGENT AND BE KEPT IN HER POSSESSION DURING HER TERM OF OFFICE. MRS. A.G. LYNCH-STAUNTON WAS THE FIRST TO RECEIVE IT IN 1986. IF IODE SHOULD CEASE TO EXIST IN LETHBRIDGE THIS ITEM IS TO BE PLACED IN THE HANDS OF MRS. W.A. NELSON (MARGARET) FOR DISPOSITION.” STAMPED UPSIDE DOWN AT TOP, “HANG ON TWO HOOKS WHICH SHOULD BE 10” APART.” STAMPED AT BOTTOM, “THE ART STUDIO ON FIFTH AVENUE LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA.”
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ART
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History
*NOTE* OBJECT WAS ORIGINALLY DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT ON JULY 20, 2009. IT WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT ON JULY 20, 2011.
ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “MARGARET MAY SOMERVILLE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1937. SOMERVILLE PASSED AWAY ON MAY 31, 1986.” EVIDENCE OF HER ACTIVITY WITHIN THE IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE ORGANIZATION CAN BE SEEN IN ARTICLES FROM THE HERALD BETWEEN 1960 AND 1986. SOMERVILLE HELD THE RANKS OF: ECHOES SECRETARY IN 1960, STAND BEARER IN 1967 AND 1970, SERVICES IN 1971, CITIZENSHIP CONVENER IN 1975, AND HONORARY VICE-REGENT FOR THE I.O.D.E. IN 1983. THE BACK OF THE FRAME HAS WRITTEN THAT IT WAS FIRST PRESENTED TO MRS. A.G. LYNCH-STAUNTON IN THE SAME YEAR THAT MARGARET SOMERVILLE PASSED AWAY (1986). AT THE TIME OF DONATION, THE PIECE WAS IN THE ESTATE OF MRS. MARGARET NELSON AND DONATED BY HER DAUGHTER KATHY HINMAN.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *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 P19900051000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20110024000
Acquisition Date
2011-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIECE WITH EMBROIDERY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19940037008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIECE WITH EMBROIDERY
Materials
COTTON, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
41.6
Width
48.7
Description
BEIGE COTTON CLOTH FRAGMENT HAS RAYON EMBROIDERY. HAS TWO YELLOW, GREEN, AND BROWN BUTTERFLIES WITH SPOTS FACING INWARDS. BELOW READS IN TWO SHADES OF BROWN "LETHBRIDGE". BOTTOM CORNERS HAVE SAME PATTERNS WITH THREE FLOWERS CONNECTED BY GREEN LEAVES. TOP FLOWER IS YELLOW, CORNER IS ORANGE AND LAST IS GOLD. WAS A PATTERN, CAN SEE DYE INSIDE FLOWERS. STAIN IN BOTTOM CENTRE, FRAYED EDGES, SOME THREADS ARE LOOSE. IS WRINKLED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
SEE FILE P19940037001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING ITEMS DONATED BY LENORA DUCE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FAMILY HISTORY DOCUMENT FROM THE CARDSTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. LENORA ADELAIDE (LAIDA) DUCE (NEE SHEFFIELD) WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 2, 1898 AT CARDSTON, AB. SHE WAS THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM W. AND LENORA HUDSON SHEFFIELD. AT THE AGE OF 17 SHE TOOK A JOB WITH AGT AND ON JUNE 1, 1916 SHE WAS APPOINTED AS AGENT CHIEF OPERATOR, A POSITION SHE HELD UNTIL HER MARRIAGE ON FEBRUARY 2, 1921 TO WILLIAM HINMAN DUCE. LENORA PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2000. WILLIAM HINMAN DUCE WAS BORN IN CARDSTON, AB ON JULY 23, 1896, THE SON OF THOMAS WILLIAM AND RHODA ADELAIDE HINMAN DUCE. HE WORKED FOR DUCE BROTHERS, A STORE WHICH SOLD SHOES, MEN’S CLOTHING, AND FURNITURE. HE ALSO SERVED IN THE R.N.C.V.R. DURING WWI, TRAINING ON THE WEST COAST AND SERVING IN HALIFAX UNTIL DECEMBER 23, 1918. WILLIAM ALSO SOLD INSURANCE FOR A FEW YEARS, WORKED AT CARDSTON MOTORS, FORD MOTORS IN TABER, INSPECTED CROPS FOR PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE, AND OPERATED A FARM IMPLEMENT BUSINESS. IN 1952, WILLIAM SOLD THE FAMILY HOME IN CARDSTON AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 27, 1971 AT THE AGE OF 74. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE CARDSTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A BIB AND SHORTS DONATED BY LENORA S. DUCE. ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE NEXT-OF-KIN OR INDIVIDUALS ABLE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS PROVED UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19940037008
Acquisition Date
1994-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MASONIC PRINT, FRAMED
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990009057
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MASONIC PRINT, FRAMED
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Length
54.4
Width
42.8
Description
WHITE PAPER PRINT WITH BEIGE, PINK, GOLD, AND GREEN IMAGES. DEPICTS ARCHWAY READING AT TOP "IN GOD IS MY TRUST". EYE AND LOGO WITH "LOYAL ORANGE INSTITUTION" AT TOP CENTRE. BELOW ARE SEVERAL IMAGES OF BIBLICAL SCENES, SYMBOLS, AND ICONS. BOTTOM READS "HONOR ALL MEN, LOVE THE BROTHERHOOD. FEAR GOD, HONOR THE KING". PRINT IS FRAMED IN BLACK WOODEN FRAME. CARDBOARD BACKING SECURED BY NAILS. TWO EYEHOOKS AND HANGING WIRE AT CENTRE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR DUFF FAMILY HISTORY. ACCORDING TO DONOR, ARTHUR DUFF WASN'T AN ACTIVE MASON BUT HE WAS RAISED IN RURAL ONTARIO, AND IT WAS PART OF HIS PAST. HE DID BELONG TO THE CRANBROOK ORANGE LODGE. THE 'EYE IN THE PYRAMID' HUNG ON THE BEDROOM WALL FROM 1943-1999. SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR P19790054000-GA FOR ARTHUR DUFF'S BIO AND MILITARY SERVICE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS SYMBOLOGY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF CANADA WEBSITE. FREEMASONRY IS A FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION THAT TRACES ITS ORIGINS TO THE LOCAL FRATERNITIES OF STONEMASONS IN THE 14TH CENTURY. THE MASONIC LODGE IS THE MEETING PLACE FOR MASONS, AND MASONIC RITUAL CONSISTS PRIMARILY OF CEREMONIES FOR THE BESTOWING OF DEGREES UPON THE INITIATED. SPECIFIC SYMBOLS, SIGNS, AND PASSWORDS (LIKE THOSE DEPICTED IN THIS PRINT) ARE ENTRUSTED TO MEMBERS OF PARTICULAR DEGREES OR RANK WITHIN THE FRATERNITY. THE SYMBOLS ARE MAINLY DRAWN FROM THE MANUAL TOOLS OF STONEMASONRY (FOR EXAMPLE, THE SQUARE AND COMPASSES), AND REPRESENT THE TENANTS OF MORALITY AS SUBSCRIBED TO BY THE FRATERNITY. THE EYE OF PROVIDENCE (SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS THE 'EYE IN THE PYRAMID') HAS BEEN USED IN FREEMASON ICONOGRAPHY SINCE THE LATE 18TH CENTURY, REPRESENTING THE ALL-SEEING EYE OF GOD AND REMINDING MASONS THAT THEIR THOUGHTS AND DEEDS ARE ALWAYS OBSERVED BY THE DEITY THEY CALL 'THE GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE'.
Catalogue Number
P19990009057
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JAPANESE BIRD FIGURINE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041116
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE BIRD FIGURINE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.5
Length
5.6
Width
2.7
Description
FIGURINE IS OF A BIRD WEARING A BLUE KIMONO WITH RED STRIPED SASH. BIRD'S BEAK IS CHIPPED, AS IS LEFT WING AND ALL AROUND BASE. HAND PRINTED IN INK ON BOTTOM IS "NAKAYAMA" AND TWO JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
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History
JAPANESE DOLL BELONGED TO THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY AND WAS LIKELY BROUGHT OVER TO CANADA FROM JAPAN. IT STOOD IN THE BUFFET OF THEIR HOME. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS 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. DOLL APPEARS IN DONOR'S NOVEL 'OBASAN'. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “[THIS WAS KEPT] INSIDE THE BUFFET. A LOT OF THINGS WERE JUST CRAMMED IN THERE... IN THE LITTLE SPACES… THESE WERE JUST LITTLE PLAY THINGS… I DON’T KNOW THE STORY OF [IT].” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041116
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIANO ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20020071009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIANO ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.0
Length
7.7
Width
4.3
Description
TRANSLUCENT GREEN GLASS MOLDED IN THE SHAPE OF AN UPRIGHT PIANO. THERE ARE SMALL LINES IMPRESSED INTO GLASS TO IMITATE KEYS. BACK OF ORNAMENT IS HOLLOW. THERE ARE MULTIPLE CHIPS ON CORNERS AND EDGES OF ORNAMENT. THERE ARE TWO LARGE SCRATCHES/CRACKS ON INSIDE OF PIECE. THERE ARE REMNANTS OF BROWN PAINT? AROUND EDGE ON BACK OF PIECE.
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ART
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DOMESTIC
History
DONOR'S FATHER COLLECTED ORNAMENT FROM THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE WHEN IT WAS DECORATED WITH FANCY PLASTER WORK AND PAINTED PLASTER CEILING SOMETIME IN THE 1930S. DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY HUGH BENNETT, WAS BORN IN MEDICINE HAT TO MICHAEL JOHN AND ALICE MAY BENNETT. THE FAMILY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE ABOUT 1919. THEY THEN MOVED TO SHAUGHNESSY IN 1927 WHERE HARRY'S FATHER WORKED AS A CARPENTER. HARRY JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES MEDICAL CORP FROM CALGARY, AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO A VEHICLE MAINTENANCE DIVISION. HE WAS DISCHARGED AT THE END OF WORLD WAR 2 HAVING ACHIEVED THE RANK OF PRIVATE. HARRY WORKED AS A CONDUCTOR ON THE FREIGHT TRAINS FOR THE CPR, AND WHEN HE RETIRED HE WAS A COMMISSIONAIRE IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S PARENTS LIVED ON 13 ST. SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20020071009
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
KEY HOOK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER OF PARIS
Catalogue Number
P19990009033
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KEY HOOK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTER OF PARIS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.6
Length
19.8
Width
11.7
Description
CERAMIC WALL ORNAMENT. HOUSE W/ RED PEAKED ROOF; YELLOW & BLACK BIRD STANDING AT DOOR. YELLOW CHIMNEY. TWO HOOKS AT BOTTOM, FOR HANGING KEYS. REVERSE UNPAINTED; STICKER READS "GENUINE HAND PAINTED DEVON WARE BY KAHANE COPYRIGHT MADE IN CANADA". HOOK SET INTO CERAMIC AT TOP; WHITE STRING FOR HANGING. ORNAMENT HAS BEEN BROKEN INTO SEVERAL PIECES AND REPAIRED WITH GLUE.
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ART
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DOMESTIC
History
LEFT IN ONE OF HOMES OWNED BY DONOR'S FATHER'S COMPANY. HUNG IN DONOR'S HOME, AND WAS DAMAGED WHILE IN POSSESSION OF FAMILY. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19990009001-GA. *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
P19990009033
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET, TWO MASONIC PRINTS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, TWO MASONIC PRINTS
Date
1901
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Length
70
Width
52
Description
1. HEAVY WHITE PAPER LITHOGRAPHED COLOR PRINT OF ROYAL COUPLE SEATED BEFORE DIGNITARIES. MAN FACING COUPLE, READING FROM PAPER. TWO CIRCULAR SEALS AT BOTTOM OF PRINT; LABELED BELOW, "THE GREAT SEAL OF WILLIAM III THE BILL OF RIGHTS READ TO THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF ORANGE BY THE CLERK OF THE CROWN SENTINEL PREMIUM PICTURE 1901". LARGE VERTICAL TEAR FROM BOTTOM OF PRINT; EDGES WORN AND CREASED THROUGHOUT. 2. HEAVY WHITE PAPER LITHOGRAPHED COLOR PRINT OF MAN ON WHITE HORSE, RIDING THROUGH CROWD OF PEOPLE. WOMAN IN PINK DRESS AND WHITE BONNET LOOKING UP AT HIM FROM GROUND. PRINT LABELED BELOW, "ENTRY OF WILLIAM PRINCE OF ORANGE INTO EXETER. SENTINEL PREMIUM PICTUER 1900". TOP LEFT CORNER OF PRINT HAS BEEN TORN OFF; EDGES WORN AND CREASED THROUGHOUT. 3. CARDBOARD TUBE. OPEN AT BOTH ENDS. WHITE PAPER LABEL WITH BLUE PRINT READS "TO TAKE OUT CONTENTS, INSERT THE FINGER IN END OF TUBE, TURN SLOWLY AND DRAW OUT PICTURE. DO NOT CUT WITH A KNIFE. FROM THE OLEOGRAPH CO. 680 KING STREET WEST, TORONTO. TO MISS MAGGIE DUFF TEACHER BERWICK CRYSLER, ONT.". EDGES OF LABEL WORN. TUBE USED TO HOLD ABOVE TWO PRINTS.
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ART
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COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. ACCORDING TO DONOR, ARTHUR DUFF WASN'T AN ACTIVE MASON BUT HE WAS RAISED IN RURAL ONTARIO, AND IT WAS PART OF HIS PAST. THE 'EYE IN THE PYRAMID' HUNG ON THE BEDROOM WALL FROM 1943-1999. SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR P19790054000-GA FOR ARTHUR DUFF'S BIO AND MILITARY SERVICE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS SYMBOLOGY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF CANADA WEBSITE. FREEMASONRY IS A FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION THAT TRACES ITS ORIGINS TO THE LOCAL FRATERNITIES OF STONEMASONS IN THE 14TH CENTURY. THE MASONIC LODGE IS THE MEETING PLACE FOR MASONS, AND MASONIC RITUAL CONSISTS PRIMARILY OF CEREMONIES FOR THE BESTOWING OF DEGREES UPON THE INITIATED. SPECIFIC SYMBOLS, SIGNS, AND PASSWORDS ARE ENTRUSTED TO MEMBERS OF PARTICULAR DEGREES OR RANK WITHIN THE FRATERNITY. THE SYMBOLS ARE MAINLY DRAWN FROM THE MANUAL TOOLS OF STONEMASONRY (FOR EXAMPLE, THE SQUARE AND COMPASSES), AND REPRESENT THE TENANTS OF MORALITY AS SUBSCRIBED TO BY THE FRATERNITY. THE EYE OF PROVIDENCE (SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS THE 'EYE IN THE PYRAMID') HAS BEEN USED IN FREEMASON ICONOGRAPHY SINCE THE LATE 18TH CENTURY, REPRESENTING THE ALL-SEEING EYE OF GOD AND REMINDING MASONS THAT THEIR THOUGHTS AND DEEDS ARE ALWAYS OBSERVED BY THE DEITY THEY CALL 'THE GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE'.
Catalogue Number
P19990009003
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BRONZE COAL MINER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20030051023
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BRONZE COAL MINER
Date
1990
Materials
BRONZE, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
38.0
Length
15.0
Width
10.2
Description
BRONZE COAL MINER STANDING ON A RECTANGULAR BRONZE BASE; THIS IS ON TOP OF A WOOD BASE. WOOD BASE HAS ROUTERED EDGES AND A LIGHT VARNISH. UNDERSIDE OF WOOD BASE HAS GREEN FELT ON IT. MINER HAS A PICK AXE OVER ONE SHOULDER AND A LUNCH BUCKET IN OPPOSITE HAND. HE IS WEARING A CAP WITH LAMP AND TROUSERS WITH SUSPENDERS. CARVED INTO FRONT OF BRONZE BASE IS "C. MARTENS '90".
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ART
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COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
FINE ARTS
History
CREATED BY COALDALE ARTIST CORNELIUS MARTENS. A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL STATUE INSTALLED IN FRONT OF THE MINER'S LIBRARY IN 1990. THE ORIGINAL STATUE WAS ALSO SCULPTED BY CORNELIUS MARTENS AND WAS CAST BY STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY AND GALLERY IN COCHRANE. THE STATUE WAS DEDICATED "TO THE COAL MINER'S OF LETHBRIDGE AND THEIR FAMILIES, WHO FOUNDED A COMMUNITY ON THE PRAIRIES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA WHICH STILL REFLECT THEIR STRENGTH AND OPTIMISM". AFTER RESTORATION AT THE ORIGINAL FOUNDRY, THE FULL SIZE STATUE WAS RE-LOCATED TO THE NORD-BRIDGE SENIOR'S CENTRE IN 2004, AFTER THE CLOSURE OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB. LOCAL ARTIST CORNELIUS MARTENS WAS BORN IN THE UKRAINE, AND MOVED TO SASKATCHEWAN WITH HIS FAMILY AT A YOUNG AGE. IT WAS THERE, AS A CHILD, THAT CORNE MADE HIS FIRST SCULPTURES, USING CLAY FROM THE RIVERBANK AND CREATING MODEL ANIMALS. WHILE STILL A YOUNGSTER, HIS FAMILY MOVED AGAIN TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. ALWAYS HAVING AN INTENSE INTEREST IN ART, HE TRIED ANY FORM, BUT PREFERRED SCULPTURE. HE HAD NO FORMAL ART TRAINING, EXCEPT THAT WHICH HE RECEIVED IN GRADE SCHOOL. HIS FAVORITE SUBJECT WAS WESTERN LIFE, INCLUDING HIS FAVORITE SPORT OF RODEO. CORNE DESIGNED AND CREATED THE C.N. WOODWARD AWARD, A TROPHY FOR THE CANADIAN RODEO COWBOYS ASSOCIATIONS, AND A BRONZE SCULPTURE PRESENTED TO GOVERNOR GENERAL ROLAND MICHENER UPON A VISIT TO FORT MACLEOD IN 1970. HE WAS ALSO CHOSEN AS ONE OF SIX ARTISTS TO CREATE TROPHIES THAT WERE PRESENTED AT THE 1972 CALGARY STAMPEDE. THIS WAS A LONG STANDING GOAL OF MARTENS', AND HE CREATED THE AWARDS FOR CALF ROPING AND CHUCKWAGONS WHICH WERE HANDED OUT FOR 5 YEARS. MARTENS ALSO WORKED AS PROMOTION DIRECTOR FOR CJLH-TV IN LETHBRIDGE AND USED A FRAME BUILDING AT THE BACK OF HIS HOME AS A WORKSHOP TO CREATE ART IN HIS SPARETIME. HE AND HIS WIFE BARBARA, RAISED THEIR SON AND DAUGHTER IN COALDALE, AND REMAIN THERE AT PRESENT. THIS REPLICA WAS RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051023
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073009
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CERAMIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. ROOSTER: 20.5CM (H) X 13.3CM (L) X 7.5CM (W). CERAMIC ROOSTER IS GREEN WITH RED COMB AND LOOB. BACK IS ARCHED IN "U" SHAPE AND HAS TWO TAILFEATHERS THAT ARE ALSO LONG AND CURLED. HAS YELLOW BEAK. ORNAMENT IS TEXTURED WITH FEATHERS AND DOWN. IS STANDING ON OVAL BUBBLED BASE, FLAT UNDERNEATH. BASE HAS PLANTS AROUND LEGS. READS ON EDGE OF BOTTOM "JAPAN". HAS TWO HOLES ON BOTTOM OF BASE AND REMNANTS OF A SHINY RED STICKER. SMALL CHIPS IN CERAMIC. 2. HEN: 17.4CM (H) X 11.4CM (L) X 6.8CM (W). HEN IS IDENTICAL IN POSE AND COLOUR TO ROOSTER. IS JUST SMALLER AND A HEN (COMB IS SHORT, NO LONG CURLED TAIL FEATHERS, AND BACK IS NOT AS ARCHED). HAS NO STICKER, WRITING OF "JAPAN" IS FADED AND SMUDGED. HAS MINOR SMALL CHIPS IN CERAMIC.
Subjects
ART
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073009
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19950073016
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.9
Diameter
7.8
Description
PORCELAIN VASE IS MOSAIC OF VARIOUS SHADES OF GREEN AND BLUE SQUARES. ARE GOLD SQUARES AND GEOMETRIC SHAPES THAT BREAK UP THE OTHER COLOURS, ALSO RED. WIDE PART OF VASE IN MIDDLE OF GOLD ARE LARGE AND SMALL BLUE FLOWERS. BASE IS PAINTED GOLD, THEN HAS WIDE SPHERE BODY, TOP IS NARROW NECK THAT FLARES TOWARDS TOP. TOP HAS GOLD TRIM, INSIDE VASE IS GREEN. BASE IS CONCAVE UNDERNEATH, READS IN BLACK "HAND PAINTED ITALY BELFOR B.P.". MINOR SOILING INSIDE, PAINT IS CHIPPED AND SMEARED ON BASE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073016
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1957
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MASONITE, WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20130025000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1957
Materials
MASONITE, WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
4
Height
145
Length
112
Width
5
Description
.1 - PIECE OF MASONITE BOARD CUT INTO THE SHAPE OF A HUMAN FIGURE. PAINTED IN RED, WHITE, BLACK AND GREEN TO DEPICT A SMILING MAN WITH A WHITE BEARD, WEARING A RED HAT AND SUIT WITH A BLACK BELT AND BOOTS. BACK OF BOARD IS REINFORCED WITH TWO VERTICAL SLATS OF WOOD. SOME SCRATCHES AND GENERAL GRIME ON THE PAINTED SIDE, WITH NAIL HEADS POKING OUT IN AREAS WHERE BACKING SLATS ARE FASTENED. END TIP OF HAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY BROKEN OFF AND REPAIRED WITH GLUE AND REINFORCING PIECES OF WOOD ON BACK. .2 - PIECE OF MASONITE BOARD CUT INTO THE SHAPE OF A DEER. PAINTED IN GOLD, RED, BLACK AND WHITE TO DEPICT A REINDEER WITH A RED NOSE, WEARING A RED HARNESS WITH BELLS ON IT. BOARD IS REINFORCED AT BACK WITH PIECES OF 1X4 CUT TO SIZE. FIGURE IS MOUNTED TO A SECTION OF 2X2 AT ITS FEET, PAINTED WHITE. A PIECE OF 1X3 IS HINGED TO THE BACK OF THE FIGURE TO BE USED TO PROP THE OBJECT UPRIGHT. A BOW MADE OF RED DUCT TAPE IS FASTENED AT THE DEER'S THROAT. SCRATCHES AND GENERAL GRIME ON THE IMAGE SIDE; WOODEN PIECE REINFORCING TAIL AT BACK IS LOOSE. FRAGMENTS OF ROPE TIED TO TWO NAIL HEADS ON BACK. 93H X 33L X 7W .3 - PIECE OF MASONITE BOARD CUT INTO THE SHAPE OF A DEER WITH ANTLERS. PAINTED IN GOLD, RED, BLACK AND WHITE TO DEPICT A REINDEER WEARING A RED HARNESS WITH BELLS ON IT. BOARD IS REINFORCED AT BACK WITH PIECES OF 1X4 CUT TO SIZE. FIGURE IS MOUNTED TO A SECTION OF 2X2 AT ITS FEET, PAINTED WHITE. A PIECE OF 1X3 IS HINGED TO THE BACK OF THE FIGURE TO BE USED TO PROP THE OBJECT UPRIGHT. SCRATCHES AND MINIMAL WEAR ON THE IMAGE SIDE. LENGTH OF ROPE TIED TO NAIL HEAD ON BACK. 118.5H X 86L X 8W .4 - TWO SECTIONS OF WHITE ROPE, ONE BRAIDED AND ONE TWISTED, TIED TOGETHER TO FORM A SINGLE PIECE MEANT TO BE STRUNG AS REINS BETWEEN DEER FIGURES AND SANTA FIGURE. ENDS ARE KNOTTED OFF AND FRAYING. SIX METAL BELLS ARE TIED TO THE ROPE AT INTERVALS WITH BEIGE STRING. GENERAL GRIME AND DISCOLOURATION THROUGHOUT. 1054L X I.5DIA *NOTE* SLEIGH AND SEVEN OTHER REINDEER ACQUIRED AS EQUIPMENT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THIS OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DECORATION SET, INCLUDING SANTA CLAUS, RUDOPLH, EIGHT REINDEER AND SANTA'S SLEIGH, WAS BUILT BY STEVE LEONARD, THE FATHER OF THE DONOR DON LEONARD, FOR THE FAMILY’S YEARLY OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY AT THEIR LETHBRIDGE HOME AT 828 12 ST NORTH. IN OCTOBER 2013, GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED DON LEONARD ABOUT HIS FATHER’S DECORATIONS AND THEIR MEANING FOR HIS FAMILY. LEONARD SAID: “[THE SET] WAS MADE IN THE MIDDLE 50S I BELIEVE BY MY DAD. IT’S WON SEVERAL AWARDS FOR BEST CHRISTMAS DISPLAY, BEST LIGHT DISPLAYS IN LETHBRIDGE, AND IT WAS A LOT OF HEART AND LOVE PUTTING INTO THAT DISPLAY AND MY PARENTS LOVED TO DO THE CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS EVERY YEAR THEY COULD. THEY COULDN’T WAIT TO GET THEM UP AND THAT IT’S REALLY A PART OF ME AND I COULDN’T THROW IT OUT AND I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO. I HAVE MY OWN DISPLAY… IN THE U.S. THAT THEY BUILT FOR ME, IDENTICAL TO IT, SO YOU CAN SEE THE LOVE THEY HAD IN MAKING THESE DISPLAYS… I CAN ACTUALLY REMEMBER MY DAD DRESSED UP AS SANTA CLAUS ONE YEAR AND I CAME HOME AND HE WAS SITTING IN THE SLEIGH… I WAS KIND OF SHOCKED WHEN I CAME HOME AND SANTA CLAUS WAS IN THERE STACKED UP WITH PRESENTS… [DAD] DID A LOT OF WOODWORKING. EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE HERE PRETTY WELL HE BUILT… THE REST OF THE HOUSE WOULD BE DECORATED IN LIGHTS AND THEY ALWAYS LIKED TO DO TWO RED, TWO GREE, TWO RED TWO GREEN OVER THE WHOLE HOUSE. AND ALSO BEFORE THAT, LATER ON, THERE WAS A CANDY CANE MADE OUT OF A STOVEPIPE… I HELPED THEM PUT THE DISPLAYS OUT UNTIL I WENT TO COLLEGE, YEAH UNTIL ’68… IT WAS PROBABLY IN THE TOP TEN BEST DECORATED HOUSES IN THE CITY EVERY YEAR FOR PROBABLY FOR TWENTY/TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. IT WAS OUTSTANDING THEY ADDED SOMETHING NEW EVERY YEAR, MORE LIGHTS, CHANGED THE COLOURS, CHANGED HOW THEY DID IT. THE WHOLE HOUSE WAS DECORATED: EVERY WINDOW, THE ROOF, THE CARPORT, SOMETIMES THE BUSHES. I MEAN IT WAS BIG TIME DECORATION, THEY LOVED TO DO IT. THEY HAD A LOT OF FUN DOING IT… IT WAS A GREAT ATTRACTION. I CAN REMEMBER COUNTING HUNDREDS OF CARS COMING BY AT NIGHT, STOPPING AND LOOKING AND TAKING PICTURES, PARENTS TAKING THEIR KIDS OUT OF THE CAR AND PUTTING THEM IN THE SLEIGH AND TAKING PICTURES WITH THEM. MY PARENTS JUST LOVED SEEING THAT HAPPEN… MY DAD LIKED, AND MY MOTHER TOO, BUILDING STUFF. HE LIKED BUILDING DISPLAYS, HE HAD, DURING THE SUMMER, HE DID RABBITS AND SHEEP AND PUT THEM AROUND ALL THE PLANTS. AND THEY TOOK A LOT OF PRIDE, AS MUCH AS YOU COULD EVER TAKE IN YOUR YARD. THEY’RE WINNERS OF AWARDS FOR THE BEST YARD IN THE SUMMER, BEST FLOWERS. THEY JUST TOOK A LOT OF PRIDE IN HOW THE HOUSE LOOKED… YOU JUST THINK OF WHAT THEY DID FOR YOU, IT WAS HOW THEY BROUGHT YOU UP; IT WAS HOW THEY WERE GENEROUS TO OTHER PEOPLE AND HOW THEY LOVED EVERYBODY… IT IS JUST THE GENEROSITY THEY GAVE TO EVERYBODY AND WANTED TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE OUT AND HAVE THE FUN TIME ENJOYABLE. MORE THAN THE SANTA CLAUS IT WAS A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY FOR THEM TOO… I AM JUST SO HAPPY KNOWING THAT SOMEBODY CAN HOPEFULLY ENJOY IT FOR MANY MORE YEARS… IT WOULD MAKE THEM UNBELIEVABLY HAPPY.” FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130025000
Acquisition Date
2013-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
COAL STATUE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COAL
Catalogue Number
P20030051019
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAL STATUE
Date
1978
Materials
COAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.0
Length
12.8
Width
7.0
Description
MADE COMPLETELY FROM COAL. HAS A RECTANGULAR BASE WITH SLIGHTLY BEVELED EDGES. FEATURES A COAL MINER STANDING WITH ONE LEG CROSSED OVER. MINER ALSO HAS ONE HAND ON HIP AND OTHER IS RESTING ON AN INVERTED PICK AXE. HE IS WEARING A CAP WITH LAMP AND A BELT WITH BATTERY PACK AND SAFETY LAMP HANGING FROM IT. CARVED INTO BACK OF BELT IS "© J. KOUREY 1978". A GOLD STICKER ON UNDERSIDE OF BASE READS "HANDCRAFTED FROM COAL". HAS SLIGHT ACCRETIONS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051019
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET OF MINING FIGURES
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD
Catalogue Number
P20030051001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET OF MINING FIGURES
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Date
1980
Materials
LEAD
No. Pieces
9
Description
1. 4.3 x 8.4 x 2.8. FEATURES A SHORT LENGTH OF RAILROAD TRACK, WITH ROCKS (OR PIECES OF COAL) BETWEEN THE TIES. ON TOP OF TRACK IS A COAL MINER (WITH CAP, LAMP AND BATTERY PACK) PUSHING A CART FULL OF COAL. COAL CART IS ON A SLIGHT ANGLE (A BIT HIGHER IN THE BACK), AND THERE IS MORE COAL TOWARDS BACK. UNDERSIDE OF FIGURINE HAS VARIOUS CIRCLES DRAWN INTO LEAD WITH NUMBERS 2, 3, OR 4 WITHIN CIRCLES . 2. 4.0 X 8.6 X 3.0. SAME AS ABOVE, WITH ONE DIFFERENCE: COAL CART IS REVERSED (HIGHER IN FRONT AND MORE COAL TOWARDS FRONT). 3. 4.8 X 9.3 X 2.8. 2 PIECES. FEATURES A LENGTH OF RAILROAD TRACK, WITH ROCKS (OR COAL) BETWEEN THE TIES. THERE IS A MAN STANDING AT ONE END OF TRACK, AND HE IS LEANING TO ONE SIDE. HE HAS A LENGTH OF ROPE AROUND HIS SHOULDERS, AND IS HOLDING IT IN EACH HAND. ROPE APPEARS TO BE BROKEN AT ONE END. THERE IS A HAND CART THAT HAS BROKEN OFF OF TRACK. CART HAS 2 HOLES IN IT. THERE IS A FAINT X PATTERN ON UNDERSIDE OF FIGURINE. 4. 4.2 X 10.0 X 3.0. FEATURES A LENGTH OF RAILROAD TRACK, WITH ROCKS (OR COAL) BETWEEN THE TIES. ON TRACK IS A COAL CART ATTACHED TO A HORSE. THERE IS A MAN, WITH A PAGEBOY CAP ON, SITTING ON HITCH OF COAL CART. UNDERSIDE OF FIGURINE HAS VARIOUS CIRCLES DRAWN INTO LEAD WITH NUMBERS 2, 3, OR 4 WITHIN CIRCLES . 5. 4.1 X 5.5 X 4.5. HAS AN OVAL BASE. FEATURES A MAN SITTING IN AN OVAL WASHTUB ON TOP OF A RECTANGULAR RUG. THERE IS A WOMAN, IN A DRESS, WASHING MAN'S BACK. CRUMPLED CLOTHES AND BOOTS ARE ON FLOOR. ETCHED INTO UNDERSIDE OF FIGURINE IS "10-4-80 AMMONITE LTD.". 6. 4.7 X 7.3 X 5.2. HAS AN OVAL BASE. FEATURES 3 COAL MINERS. 2 ARE SITTING, ONE IS STANDING. STANDING MAN IS DRINKING FROM A CANTEEN. ONE SITTING MAN HAS HANDS BEHIND HEAD, OTHER MAN'S HANDS ARE ON HIS KNEES. THERE ARE VARIOUS TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT ON GROUND. ETCHED INTO UNDERSIDE OF FIGURINE IS "10-4-8 AMMONITE LTD.". 7. 4.2 X 8.6 X 2.9. SAME AS #2 EXCEPT COAL CART IS NOT ON AN ANGLE. 8. 6.4 X 3.2 X 1.6. FEATURES A COAL MINER STANDING ON A ROUGH LANDSCAPE (RECTANGULAR BASE). MINER HAS ONE HAND ON BELT AND OTHER IS HOLDING A PICK AXE. MINER IS WEARING CAP WITH LAMP.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051001
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE PAGODA LAMP
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOAP STONE
Catalogue Number
P19980048016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PAGODA LAMP
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SOAP STONE
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.2
Length
8.4
Width
7.9
Description
THE LAMP IS A LIGHT GREY COLOR (THE COLOR OF SOAP STONE), AND HAS A DISTINCTIVELY JAPANESE LOOK TO IT'S DESIGN - LIKE A PAGODA, IT HAS AN ARCHED ROOF. WHEN THE TOP IS REMOVED, THE LIGHT BULB IS CLEARLY VISIBLE, AS IS THE BASIC SHAPE OF THE STAND, WHICH IS A HEXAGON. THERE ARE NO DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS ON THE ARTIFACT. THERE IS A LONG DARK GREY ELECTRICAL CORD EXTENDING FROM THE BASE.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
POLITICS
History
GIFT FROM JAPAN DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN CUSTOMS, IT IS REQUIRED THAT DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO ANOTHER AREA, A GIFT IS BROUGHT TO THE HOST COUNTRY. THIS IS ONE OF THESE GIFTS FROM JAPAN. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048016
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
POTPOURRI
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, ORGANIC MATERIALS
Catalogue Number
P19970041384
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POTPOURRI
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, ORGANIC MATERIALS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Diameter
18
Description
CIRCULAR PLASTIC FRAME WITH WHITE LACE EDGE AND WHITE DESIGNER MESH BODY WHICH CONTAINS SEEDS AND PLANT MATERIALS THAT SMELL SWEET. PLASTIC FRAME IS WOOD IMITATION.
Subjects
ART
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
POTPOURRI HANGING WAS A GIFT TO DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING IN COALDALE. 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
P19970041384
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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