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Other Name
PR. BABY MOCCASSINS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT, FUR
Catalogue Number
P19640446000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PR. BABY MOCCASSINS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT, FUR
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
9.3
Width
5.0
Description
PAIR IS IDENTICAL. TRIMMED WITH RED FELT AND FUR. YELLOW RIBBON PULL TAB. FLORAL DESIGN IN SILVER, YELLOW, WHITE AND BLUE BEADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DESIGN & WORKMANSHIP INDICATES TLINGIT ATTRIBUTION [TLINGIT, NW COAST (ALASKA) *UPDATE* IN 2019, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO CONTACT NEXT-OF-KIN. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS DISCOVERED. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640446000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19640446000
Acquisition Date
1964-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738111000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1924
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
39.5
Length
25.5
Width
9.4
Description
.1 LEATHER COWBOY BOOT. SIZE: 7. LEFT BOOT, HOLE IN SOLE. TOP SEWN "JUSTIN'S MAKE NOCONA TEXAS". .2 IDENTICAL TO .1 RIGHT BOOT, PATCHED SOLE, PATCHED UPPER. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
OWNED AND DONATED BY BARNEY GWATKIN. WORN BY CHARLIE KING WHEN HE WAS KILLED AT FORT MACLEOD STAMPEDE IN 1924. ***** ON 20 MAY 2010, COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED RETURNED LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT ART ATKINSON (B. 1940) WITH REGARDS TO HIS PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF A PAIR OF BOOTS (P19738111000) DONATED BY BARNEY GWATKIN IN 1973. IN 1970, ATKINSON – A NATIVE OF STAR CITY SASKATCHEWAN, RELOCATED TO LETHBRIDGE WITH HIS WIFE FLORENCE JEAN ATKINSON, NEE BROUGHTON. JEANS MOTHER, CATHERINE LOUISE BROUGHTON, B1903, NEE MACDONALD , [GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOSEPH (TIN CUP) DUBRAY AND LOUISE KIRTNESS, WAS A COUSIN WITH BARNEY GWATKIN’S WIFE, EMILY GWATKIN, NEE BOUCHER. EMILY WAS GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOSEPH (TIN CUP), DUBRAY AND LOUISE KIRTNESS. EMILY AND CATHERINE WERE COUSINS WITH SAM STEELE’S GRANDDAUGHTER, EVA HOYT OF MONTANA USA. THE THREE COUSINS SPENT TIME TOGETHER ON THE OCCASIONS OF CATHERINE VISITING LETHBRIDGE FROM STAR CITY, SASKATCHEWAN AND CONTACTING EVA WHO TRAVELED FROM MONTANA. THE ATKINSONS CONSIDERED EMILY AND BARNEY TO BE THEIR ONLY FAMILY IN LETHBRIDGE AND CONSEQUENTLY SPENT SIGNIFICANT TIME FROM 1970 -1983 IN THEIR HOME, ENJOYED MANY DINNERS IN ADDITION TO ART ACCOMPANYING BARNEY OUT TO HIS RANCH IN ORDER TO LOOK AT CATTLE AND SURVEY RATTLESNAKE NESTS ETC.. ONE SUCH OCCASION, FOR EXAMPLE, BARNEY INFORMED ART ABOUT THE KAINAI’S BURIAL OF RESERVE MEMBERS ON HIS LAND ON ACCOUNT THE MEMBERS HAD DIED OF DISEASE THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW AND DIDN’T WANT THEM BURIED ON THE RESERVE. THE BOOT STORY WAS SHARED BY BARNEY WITH ART ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. ACCORDING TO ART, THE “NEW” COWBOY BOOTS, POINTED-OUT VISUALLY TO HIM, WERE, ACCORDING TO BARNEY, LENT OUT DURING THE MACLEOD RODEO IN 1924 AND A COWBOY WAS KILLED WEARING THEM. ART RECALLED ASKING THE QUESTION, “WHY WAS HE WEARING YOUR BOOTS?” TO WHICH BARNEY REPLIED, “THAT’S WHAT WE USED TO DO … BEHIND THE CHUTE WE WOULD CHANGE OUR CLOTHES [GIVING THEM TO THE RODEO COWBOY] IN ORDER THAT THE CONTESTANT WOULD LOOK GOOD”. ATKINSON ADDITIONALLY COMMENTED, “BARNEY USED TO SAY “COWBOY PRIDE” A LOT. IN THIS CASE, COWBOY PRIDE LED THEM [BARNEY] TO BORROW THEIR BEST AVAILABLE CLOTHES SO THE GUY IN THE RING LOOKED GOOD.” THE BOOTS IN QUESTION WERE SHOWN TO ATKINSON IN THE GWATKIN HOME. THEY WERE TEMPORARILY LENT TO THE KILLED CONTESTANT AND BARNEY, STATED ATKINSON, MANAGED TO GET THEM BACK AFTER THE ACCIDENT. ON 16 JULY, 2010, MACLEAN INVITED BARNEY GWATKIN’S SON RICHARD TO THE GALT TO SEE IF HE HAD ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ATKINSON. AS FAR AS RICHARD COULD RECALL, THE BOOTS WERE ORIGINALLY BARNEY’S, RETURNED TO HIM AFTER CHARLIE KING WAS FATALLY INJURED. RICHARD ADDITIONALLY MENTIONED THAT HIS SISTER LORNA’S MEMORY MAY BE BETTER THAN HIS OWN. THE CONTENT ABOVE WAS APPROVED BY ATKINSON PER ITS ACCURACY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON KING’S DEATH, PLEASE SEE NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS ATTACHED TO THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738111000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19960112042
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
19.4
Length
30.5
Width
10.8
Description
PAIR BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS. LEATHER SOLES; RUBBER HEELS MARKED "SUPER CUSHION GOOD YEAR". COTTON LACES UP FRONTS. INTERIOR OF BOOTS LINED WITH BROWN LEATHER; INSIDE HEELS MARKED "POLICE BOOT"; "GENUINE LEATHER INSIDE". ALSO STAMPED "6105 7B14499 12-67"; "MADE IN CANADA". BOOTS CREASED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FROM LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112042
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR POLICE RIDING BOOTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19960112014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR POLICE RIDING BOOTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
47.3
Length
32
Width
10.9
Description
PAIR TALL BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE (RIDING) BOOTS. LACED TO MID-CALF UP FRONT AND AT TOP OF OUTER SIDES. SOFTER LEATHER PANEL STITCHED IN BEHIND LACED PORTION TO FORM SEAL. SHORT HEEL. STAMPED INSIDE EACH IS "410 3528 1 800446 20". "BILTRITE" AND "10D" ON SOLES. BOOTS ARE SLIGHTLY CREASED; APPEAR QUITE NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
MOTORCYCLE CORPS OF LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE FORMED LATE '40S TO MID 80S. FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY ON THE CORPS SEE P19960112001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112014
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PR
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, RAWHIDE, BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19693933000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PR
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
BUCKSKIN, RAWHIDE, BEADS
No. Pieces
2
Length
8.9
Description
SIZE: 6 1/2 (WOMAN'S) RAWHIDE SOLE, BUCKSKIN UPPERS, GEOMETRIC BEADWORK DESIGN IN BLUE, RED, GREEN, ORANGE & PURPLE. RIGHT & LEFT MATCHED PAIR. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PLAINS INDIAN CULTURE (BLACKFOOT). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, THE DONOR OF THESE MOCCASINS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19693933000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19890047000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC BEADS
No. Pieces
2
Height
9.5
Length
27.4
Width
9.2
Description
PAIR BEADED MOCCASINS, HANDMADE, PARFLECHE SOLE, BROWN-TANNED LEATHER UPPERS. BLUE, SILVER, RED, GREEN, YELLOW PLASTIC BEADS, FLOWER PATTERN. BEADED TRIM AROUND ANKLE; TASSELS ON HEELS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
MADE FOR SAMUAL ALEXANDER BUCKLAND CRABB, DONOR'S FATHER. DONOR BELIEVES MADE ABOUT 1925-26 BY JOE HEALY'S WIFE AS A GIFT. CRABB CAME TO ALBERTA ABOUT 1901 & CAME TO KNOW HEALY WHEN HE WORKED WITH NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE LATER EMPLOYED BY GALT #6 MINE. HE WAS KILLED IN KERALTA EXPLOSION IN 1943. HIS ACQUAINTENCE WITH HEALY WAS RENEWED BY CHANCE, & MOCCASINS MADE AFTER HEALY NOTICED THAT CRABB ALWAYS REMOVED HIS BOOTS & WANDERED AROUND IN STOCKING FEET. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL LETTER WRITTEN BY DONOR, NORMA B. CHARLES (CRABB). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, WHOSE WIFE PURPORTEDLY MADE THESE MOCCASINS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19890047000
Acquisition Date
1989-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR BALLET SLIPPERS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR BALLET SLIPPERS
Date
1959
Materials
SATIN, LEATHER
No. Pieces
3
Height
7.2
Length
23
Width
6.5
Description
PAIR PINK SATIN BALLET TOE SHOES. INSOLES MARKED "BALLERINA BY CAPEZIO EST. 1887". STAMPED ON SIDE IN BLUE "8-258". SLIPPERS EACH HAVE SHORT STRING BOW AT TOE. LINKED BY SATIN RIBBON, STAPLED INSIDE EACH HEEL. BOTH SHOES COVERED IN INK SIGNATURES. ONE READS ACROSS TOE "MAYOR SHACKLEFORD LETHBRIDGE"; OTHER HAS "ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET FEBRUARY 1959". LEATHER SOLES STAMPED WITH MAKER AND SIZE "4 1/2 A".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
PRESENTED TO DONOR'S FATHER, A.W. SHACKLEFORD, BY MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET DURING THEIR VISIT TO THE CITY IN 1959. SHACKLEFORD WAS MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE AT THE TIME, AND OWNER OF THE CAPITOL THEATRE WHERE DANCERS PERFORMED. THE BALLET PERFORMANCE OCCURRED ON 3 FEBRUARY 1959. AT NOON THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE, BALLET SPONSOR AND SORORITY BETA SIGMA PHI HELD A BUFFET LUNCHEON AT LETHBRIDGE'S ST. AUGUSTINE'S PARISH HALL FOR "THOSE INTERESTED IN MEETING THE WINNIPEG BALLET COMPANY." AN ARTICLE IN THE DAY'S HERALD GOES ON TO STATE "THE TABLES WERE TURNED WHEN MAYOR A.W. SHACKLEFORD, INSTEAD OF PRESENTING KEYS TO THE CITY, WAS HIMSELF PRESENTED WITH A PAIR OF PINK SATIN BALLET SLIPPERS THAT HAD BEEN AUTOGRAPHED BY MEMBERS OF THE BALLET COMPANY. PETITE BALLERINA, MARILYN YOUNG, OF THE COMPANY MADE THE PRESENTATION WITH THE MAYOR RESPONDING IN A HUMOROUS VEIN." SLIPPERS WERE PRESENTED BY DONOR TO BRAD BROWN, ACCEPTING ON BEHALF OF THE MUSEUM, ON CHANNEL 12 JAN. 6 1999, DURING INTERVIEW WITH LEO GRUDNISKI. SEE HARDCOPY P19990062001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PERFORMANCE. SEE ALSO ARCHIVES PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION FOR PHOTO OF SHACKLEFORD RECEIVING SLIPPERS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. ON 30 OCTOBER 2018, SCHAMUHN INTERVIEWED ALLAN SHACKLEFORD, THE THIRD SON OF ADA AND A.W. SHACKLEFORD, REGARDING HIS FAMILY’S PRIOR DONATIONS. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS MEMORIES OF THE SLIPPERS, ALLAN SHACKLEFORD RECALLED, “MY FATHER BROUGHT THEM HOME…THEY WERE KEPT IN THE HOUSE.” “THEY WERE PRESENTED TO THE CITY IN 1959. I REMEMBER SEEING THE SLIPPERS AND I REMEMBER TRYING BOTH OF THEM, OR ONE OF THEM, ON JUST TO SEE HOW THEY FELT.” “I WAS CURIOUS AS TO WHAT THEY WOULD FEEL LIKE…AND HOW ON EARTH YOU WORE [THEM].” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990001000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990001000
Acquisition Date
1999-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SANDAL
Date Range From
2010
Date Range To
2017
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20170007006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SANDAL
Date Range From
2010
Date Range To
2017
No. Pieces
2
Length
26.3
Width
9.3
Description
PAIR OF WHITE SANDALS, LADIES’ SIZE 8.5. SANDALS HAVE ANKLE STRAP WITH SILVER BUCKLE AND TOE STRAP WITH A CENTER STRAP CONNECTING TOE STRAP TO ANKLE; INSIDE OF SANDALS IS SILVER; BOTTOM OF SANDALS IS BROWN. LABELS INSIDE SANDALS READ “GEORGE” ON BOTTOM, “8 ½, 29 PADDY, MADE IN CAMBODIA, FABRIQUE EN CAMBODGE, 030829470 36131215 S14” INSIDE ANKLES. INSIDE LININGS HAVE RED/BROWN GRIME BUILDUP AROUND EDGES; ANKLES OF SANDALS ARE WORN AND DISCOLOURED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
PERSONAL CARE
History
ON FEBRUARY 22, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED WILMA WOOD, DAUGHTER OF DOROTHY TAYLOR, ABOUT HER DONATION OF TAYLOR’S ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE REGALIA. THE REGALIA REPRESENTED TAYLOR’S 50-YEAR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE FROM BRANDON, MANITOBA TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. ON THE SANDALS, WOOD ELABORATED, “THESE ARE RELATIVELY NEW SHOES [ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS OLD] THAT WE GOT WHEN SHE WENT TO PARK MEADOWS BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T HAVE HEELS ANY MORE, OR ANY HEIGHT. SHE AND I WENT OUT AND WE FOUND THESE SHOES THAT SHE COULD WEAR TO THE MEETINGS.” WOOD DISCUSSED HER MOTHER’S TIME IN THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE, STATING, “SHE CONSIDERS [THESE OBJECTS IN ACTIVE USE]. SHE IS VERY MUCH A PERSON WHO VALUES THAT SOCIETY. IT HELPED HER A NUMBER OF TIMES. AS YOU GROW OLDER, ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU DISCOVER THAT YOUR BRAIN ISN’T AS ACTIVE AS IT SHOULD BE AND THE MEMORY IS GOING. SHE WOULD PUT HERSELF INTO POSITIONS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION INCLUDING BEING PRESIDENT, THREE OR FOUR TIMES. SHE HAD TO BE AN ORGANIZER, SHE HAD TO GET HER BRAIN AND KEEP HER BRAIN FUNCTIONING, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS VERY ADMIRABLE FOR A WOMAN HER AGE BECAUSE…SHE WAS IN HER EIGHTIES. SHE RECEIVED HER 50 YEAR PIN, I THINK IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO OR THREE.” “SHE JOINED [THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE] IN BRANDON, MANITOBA WHERE [MY PARENTS] WERE LIVING AT THE TIME, AND MY DAD RETIRED THERE. THEY MOVED HERE TO LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE MY BROTHER LIVED HERE, AND MY UNCLE ART GOOD…HE LIVED HERE AND THEY WANTED TO BE CLOSER TO FAMILY. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND MY DAD DIED SHORTLY AFTER THAT.” “[SHE JOINED] BECAUSE OF HER FRIENDS. SHE HAD A FRIENDSHIP GROUP AND THEY BELONGED. THEY RECRUITED HER.” “WHEN SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE, SHE WAS A MAJOR RECRUITER. SHE WENT OUT AND FOUND YOUNG WOMEN BUT THEY FELL BY THE WAYSIDE BECAUSE OF LIFE. SHE WAS CERTAINLY VERY ACTIVE IN THEIR PROJECTS, ONE OF WHICH WAS FINDING FINANCES TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE. WHATEVER THEY WERE [DOING], SHE WAS INTO IT FULL TILT BECAUSE THAT’S THE KIND OF PERSON SHE IS…WHATEVER SHE DOES IS FULL BLAST, FULL BORE. SHE NEVER TOLD ME ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE SOCIETY BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THOSE SECRET SISTERHOODS. SHE WAS ALWAYS VERY PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF IT.” “THIS [CHAPTER] DID A LOT OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT…SHE TRAVELED WITH THEM BECAUSE IT WAS A CANADIAN ORGANIZATION, SO THEY HAD THEIR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS ALL OVER CANADA. SHE CAME OUT TO VANCOUVER TO A MEETING AND I WENT OVER TO VANCOUVER TO MEET HER AND SAY “HOWDY”. SHE WENT OUT TO THE PREMIER’S, AT THAT TIME WAS VANDER ZALM, AND HE HAD THE BIG GARDENS OUT NEAR STEVESTON. SHE WENT OUT THERE AND SHE MET HIM.” “A YEAR AGO ABOUT THIS TIME, THAT’S WHEN [THE ORDER WAS] FOLDING. THE ALBERTA CLUBS WERE ALL IMPLODING, AND I THINK THERE’S ONLY ONE LEFT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IT WAS THE ISSUE THAT THEY WERE ALL OLD PEOPLE AND YOUNG PEOPLE DID NOT WANT TO JOIN THESE KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONS ANY LONGER…[THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE] I THINK WE HAVE MORE LEGAL SUPPORT. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP HEALTH CARE, COMMUNITIES HAVE SET UP ASSISTANCE FOR WOMEN WHO ARE ABUSED, THERE’S DRUG ASSISTANCE. THERE IS MUCH MORE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE. IN THE EARLY DAYS ON THE PRAIRIES, IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, WHO MIGHT BE TWENTY MILES AWAY, YOU WERE IN DEEP DOO-DOO IF YOU HAD A BIG PROBLEM. THAT’S WHAT THESE SOCIETIES CAME OUT OF WAS THAT NEED. THE NEED PRETTY WELL HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, I THINK. THERE ARE STILL CLUBS BUT THEY’RE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CLUBS NOW.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER MOTIVATION FOR DONATING HER MOTHER’S REGALIA TO THE MUSEUM, WOOD NOTED, “MY MOTHER HAS TURNED 99 YEARS OLD IN JANUARY. SHE HAS DEMENTIA AND SO WE’VE HAD TO MOVE HER FROM HER SENIOR’S LODGE ROOM INTO A MORE SECURE ROOM. CONSEQUENTLY THE LAST OF THE THINGS THAT SHE TREASURED OR VALUED MUST BE DISPERSED. MY BROTHER AND I DECIDED THAT, SINCE THE ELKS AND THE ROYAL PURPLE MEANT SO MUCH TO HER, THAT [THESE WERE] THE [OBJECTS] WE WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE MUSEUM. IT DEPICTS A PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THE WOMEN USED THESE ASSOCIATIONS AS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THEMSELVES. IT WAS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE SECRET SOCIETIES, WHEN IN FACT THEY WERE SISTERHOODS. THEY WERE MEANT MAINLY FOR THEM TO HAVE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER. SINCE THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BASICALLY COLLAPSED, I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT THE MUSEUM SHOULD HAVE BECAUSE IT DOES SHOW THAT PERIOD OF TIME IN THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF CANADA.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170007001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170007006
Acquisition Date
2017-02
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Museum
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