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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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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
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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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
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.
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ART
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FINE ARTS
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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
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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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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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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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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
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.
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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
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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
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
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
33.5
Width
28.5
Description
WOOD FRAME WITH PRINT OF QUEEN VICTORIA. WOOD FRAME IS RECTANGULAR WITH DOVETAIL JOINTS. EACH PIECE OF FRAME HAS LOW SCROLL WORK PATTERN IN WOOD AND IS PAINTED GOLD WHICH IS WORN AND SCRATCHED. FRAME HAS FLAT PANE OF GLASS TO COVER PRINT. PRINT IS SURROUNDED BY RECTANGULAR GREEN WITH YELLOW HIGHLIGHT CARDBOARD MAT. PRINT IS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND IS IN COLOR. THE PRINT IS OF AN ELDERLY QUEEN WITH WHITE LACE HEAD PIECE. A BROWN CAMEO HANGS FROM HER LEFT ARM AND IN HER HANDS IS A FOLDED PAPER FAN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PRINT WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S PARENTS WHO MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1907 FROM NOVA SCOTIA. HER FAMILY SETTLED IN PICTURE BUTTE BY 1912. DONOR REMEMBERS THE PRINT HANGING IN HER MOTHER'S BEDROOM. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LANDRY FAMILY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES OF EDWARD AND EMMA LANDRY, AND THEIR DAUGHTER HELEN GRAHAM, THE DONOR OF THIS PRINT. EDWARD A. LANDRY WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA AND CAME TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA C.1907 WITH HIS WIFE EMMA, WHO WAS ALSO BORN IN EASTERN CANADA. INITIALLY EDWARD WORKED IN MINES AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND LATER ACQUIRED A FARM NEAR IRON SPRINGS. EDWARD AND EMMA HAD FIVE DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONS AND THE FAMILY BELONGED TO THE UNITED CHURCH. EDWARD PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 17, 1928 ON THE FARM, AND EMMA FOLLOWED ON AUGUST 5, 1963 AT THE AGE OF 85. THE DONOR, HELEN GRAHAM, WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909, SHORTLY AFTER THE FAMILY'S ARRIVAL IN ALBERTA. SHE GREW UP IN AND AROUND PICTURE BUTTE, AND ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN MARRIED AUSTIN W. GRAHAM AND THEY HAD TWO SONS, DAVID AND LANNY. SHE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE HUDSON BAY AND T. EATON STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. HELEN GRAHAM PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 20, 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19960026000
Acquisition Date
1996-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DECORATION, CHRISTMAS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990035013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DECORATION, CHRISTMAS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
240.5
Width
140.0
Description
RECTANGULAR SHAPED, DISPOSABLE. PRINTED ON OBVERSE WITH RED AND GREEN CANDLES AND HOLLIES. HAS SOME STAINS ON IT.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035013
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHINESE MASK CLOCK
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010099009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHINESE MASK CLOCK
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1998
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL, GLASS
No. Pieces
7
Height
5.5
Length
16.9
Width
16.8
Description
CLOCK IS PREDOMINANTLY WOOD (DARK), WITH A WIDE BRASS RING IN THE CENTER SURROUNDING THE FACE OF THE CLOCK - WHICH IS WHITE WITH THE WORDS "LION DO QUARTZ" INSIDE. ON THE BRASS RING, THERE ARE 9 CHINESE MASKS WITH VARYING COLOR COMBINATIONS. BETWEEN THE MASKS, THERE IS A REPEATING DESIGN PATTERN. ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THE CLOCK, IS A METAL STAND WHICH SWIVELS OUT AS WELL AS A GOLD COLORED STICKER WITH CHINESE CHARACTERS, AND NUMBERS IN RED. THE BOX ITSELF IS DARK RED AND HAS A SMALL GOLD DESIGN ON FRONT. YELLOW PADDING INSIDE CUSHIONS THE CLOCK. INSIDE THE BOX ALONG WITH THE CLOCK, ARE A NUMBER OF PAPERS AND A SPARE BATTERY. -THE BATTERY IS ENCASED INSIDE A GREEN PACKAGE WITH CLEAR PLASTIC COVERING IT. -A BUSINESS CAR WITH THE WORDS 'WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF LIAO CHENG-CHING SEC-GEN OF THE TAIPEI CITY GOVERNMENT'. -AN INSTRUCTION BOOKLET, WHITE WITH BLACK ENGLISH LETTERS, AND CHINESE CHARACTERS. -FINALLY A SMALL PAMPHLET EXPLAINING THE MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MASKS. WITH A RED DIAGRAM OF THE MASKS IN RED OVER WHITE BACKGROUND
Subjects
TIMEKEEPING T&E
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
POLITICS
History
THIS CLOCK WAS GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) DURING HIS SECOND VISIT TO TAIWAN IN 1998 BY WU, FU - HSIUNG - COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURE, EXECUTIVE YUAN, TAIWAN HISTORICAL CULTURAL MUSEUM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MAYOR CARPENTERS 1998 VISIT TO TAIWAN, SEE P20010099001. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099009
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
THREE SETS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER
Catalogue Number
P19990009073
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THREE SETS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTER
No. Pieces
6
Description
1-2. SET SHAKERS; 2 PIECES. 8.6CM (H) X 7.5CM (L) X 3.5CM (W). SET OF TWO PLASTER DUCKS WITH HOLES IN BACKS FOR SALT AND PEPPER; CORKS IN BASE. ONE DUCK IS YELLOW, AND THE OTHER LIGHT BROWN; BLUE BEAKS AND FEET. DUCKS ARE STANDING ON SHORT LOG. BOTTOMS STAMPED "JAPAN"; HANDWRITTEN "85". 3-4. SET SHAKERS; 2 PIECES. 6.6CM (H) X 7.9CM (L) X 3.3CM (W). SET OF TWO PLASTER DUCKS WITH HOLES IN BACKS FOR SALT AND PEPPER. CORK IN ONE BASE; OTHER MISSING. DUCKS ARE RING-NECKED MALLARDS; GREEN HEADS AND GREY BODIES. STAMPED ON BOTTOMS IS "JAPAN". 5. ORNAMENT. 11.2CM (H) X 10.5CM (L) X 4.8CM (W). PLASTER ORNAMENT. RING-NECK MALLARD WITH GREEN HEAD AND GREY BODY; STANDING ON YELLOW BASE. HOLE IN BOTTOM; STAMPED "JAPAN". 6. ORNAMENT. 14.2CM (H) X 16.5CM (L) X 6.8CM (W). PLASTER ORNAMENT. BLACK DUCK WITH PALE YELLOW UNDERBELLY. STANDS ON YELLOW BASE WITH SMALL TREE STUMP AND CATTAIL. STICKER ON BOTTOM WITH "1.65".
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. ACCORDING TO GRANT, ONE OF LOIS'S COUSINS COLLECTED SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS AND DISTRIBUTED THE EXTRAS AS BIRTHDAY, ETC. PRESENTS. *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
P19990009073
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOOD-TURNED
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20120019000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOD-TURNED
Date
2009
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Diameter
31
Description
WOOD-TURNED BOWL, MADE OF POPLAR. WOOD IS HONEY-COLOURED, WITH DARKER KNOTS AND GRAIN. TWO DARKER, INCISED RINGS ON OUTSIDE OF BOWL’S RIM. TEXT MARKED ON BOTTOM OF BOWL READS "BRYAN MATTHEWS, POPLAR, L.A. 1.04.09".
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
THIS BOWL WAS CRAFTED BY BRYAN MATTHEWS OUT OF WOOD SOURCED FROM A POPLAR TREE THAT GREW OUTSIDE THE GALT MUSEUM BUILDING FOR APPROXIMATELY 70 YEARS. THE TREE WAS CUT DOWN ON APRIL 17, 2008, AS PART OF THE MUSEUM’S STRATEGIC REVITALIZATION OF ITS PUBLIC ENTRANCE AND SURROUNDING ROADWAYS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120019000
Acquisition Date
2012-06
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
CHRISTMAS CARD HOLDER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000018011
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS CARD HOLDER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
FELT, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.4
Length
37.0
Width
26.0
Description
PIECES OF FELT CUT AND PASTED TOGETHER TO FORM A SANTA CLAUS FIGURE. A POUCH IS FORMED ON HIS BELLY. THERE IS CARDBOARD STAPLED TO BACK OF POUCH FOR STABILITY. SILVER SPARKLES ARE GLUED TO BEARD, HAT, AND CUFFS. THE WORDS "XMAS MAIL" ARE FORMED OUT OF SPARKLES ON FRONT OF POUCH.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY. *UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS CARD HOLDER. PUNDYK CONTACTED ANNE CAMPBELL'S SON, STEWART CAMPBELL, AND THROUGH AN EMAIL HE ADDED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE CARD HOLDER: "LIKELY MADE BY ANNE CAMPBELL IN THE 1950S." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR CAMPBELL'S ARTIFACT NOTES.
Catalogue Number
P20000018011
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RIBBON, SILK, NYLON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19738519000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1894
Materials
RIBBON, SILK, NYLON, LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
85.1
Width
50.0
Description
CENTRE IS OFF-WHITE SATIN WITH 2 FLOWER BASKETS AT EACH END. FLOWER BASKETS ARE EMBROIDERED. GREEN SILK & WHITE NYLON RUFFLE EDGING. FLOWERS, LEAVES & BOWS ARE EMBROIDERED WITH A RIBBON TECHNIQUE IN PINK, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW. LINED WITH LINEN. THE COVER HAS SPLIT IN SEVERAL PLACES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
GOOD EXAMPLE OF SILK RIBBON EMBROIDERY. REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUE 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19738519000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PATCHWORK (CRAZY)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19900019000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PATCHWORK (CRAZY)
Date
1946
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
177
Width
150
Description
MONOGRAMMED & DATED PATCHWORK OR CRAZY QUILT. PATCHES ON BLUE SINGLE PIECE BACKING & BORDER. "W M S 1946 STICHED ON CORNER BORDER IN RED THREAD. PATCHES IRREGULAR IN SHAPE & SIZE & ARE WOOL & COTTON PIECES. BOLD ZIG-ZAG STITCHES USED. HANDSTITCHED. WORN & FRAYED, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
MADE BY ELDA POTTER IN SPRING COULEE. FAMILY ARRIVED THERE IN 1937 OR '38 FROM NORTH DAKOTA, OF NORWEIGEN DESCENT. QUILT PASSED ON TO DONOR WHEN MAKER & HUSBAND DIED. HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN FAMILY. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0279” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT.
Catalogue Number
P19900019000
Acquisition Date
1990-01
Collection
Museum
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