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Other Name
ICICLES
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, FOIL
Catalogue Number
P20000011039
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ICICLES
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
CARDBOARD, FOIL
No. Pieces
1+
Height
1.6
Length
32.1
Width
12.0
Description
CARDBOARD BOX CONTAINS STRANDS OF SILVER FOIL. OBVERSE OF BOX READS "GLACONS DOUBLE*GLO ICICLES FLAMEPROOF/ININFLAMMABLES 600 STRANDS BRINS NO LEAD CONTENT - NE CONTIENNENT PAS DE PLOMB". THERE IS ALSO A WINDOW THAT ALLOWS VIEW OF CONTENTS. ALSO PRICETAG ON THIS SIDE THAT READS "WOODWARD'S". BOTH ENDS OF BOX ARE OPEN.
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BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT IRIS STEWART. SEE P20030049001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000011039
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
ANGEL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20030049032
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGEL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2003
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
18
Width
9
Description
PLASTIC ANGEL WITH WINGS IN A CLOUD OF COTTON. GLD STRING ATTACHED TO TOP OF ANGEL. ANGEL HAS CHILD-LIKE APPEARANCE WITH CLOSED EYES, ROSY CHEEKS, AND HANDS FOLDED IN PRAYER GESTURE. FACE AND WINGS ARE HAND PAINTED. YLLW WINGS ON BACK. ANGEL IS SITTING IN A CLOUD MADE FROM COTTON WITH SPARKLES AND FIVE SILVER STARS.
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History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, IRIS STEWART. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049032
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE WALL HANGING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041574
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE WALL HANGING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.8
Length
196
Width
45.5
Description
RECTANGULAR HEAVY PAPER WALL HANGING ROLLED ON PLASTIC TUBE. HANGING HAS WHITE RECTANGULAR CENTER WITH TWO COLUMNS OF HAND PAINTED JAPANESE CHARACTERS WITH SQUARE ARTISTS STAMPS. WHITE AND RED STRIPED NYLON CORD IS ATTACHED AT TOP TO HANG WITH AND TO WRAP HANGING WHEN ROLLED.
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HANGING BELONGED TO DONOR'S FAMILY AND WAS USED AS DECORATION WHILE LIVING AT 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. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS FOUND.
Catalogue Number
P19970041574
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20000011040
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
19.3
Width
15.3
Description
CARDBOARD CUTOUT OF SANTA CLAUS FACE AND HAND. PICTURES BELLS AROUND WRIST AND HAND IN GREEN GLOVE WITH INDEX FINGER UP. AROUND INDEX FINGER IS A RED RIBBON TIED IN A BOW. THERE IS A PERFORATED CIRCLE WITH CROSS HATCH MARKS AT CENTER OF BOW (CIRCLE CAN BE PUNCHED OUT). REVERSE HAS RESIDUE AND WEAR MARKS FROM ADHESIVE TAPE.
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WAS GIVEN TO THE DONOR BY DONOR'S AUNT IRIS STEWART. MRS STEWART HAD MANY OF THE SAME TYPE OF ORNAMENT. SEE P20030049001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000011040
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041180
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.0
Length
36
Width
24.5
Description
WHITE AND GREEN PLASTIC DECORATION WITH "MERRY CHRISTMAS" SPELLED IN WHITE PLASTIC WITH SILVER SPARKLES ON THE LETTERS. AT TOP LEFT IS RED FELT POINSETTIA AND GREEN PLASTIC HOLLY LEAVES ARE ALL AROUND AND MOUNTED ON BACK.
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CHRISTMAS DECORATION WAS USED BY DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF B.C. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041180
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010093005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
13.6
Width
2.5
Description
GLASS BIRD, GOLD COLOURED. HAS A METALLIC ORANGE BEAK. HAS MOLDED WINGS AND FEATHERS. TAIL IS MADE FROM STANDS OF WHITE NYLON. COMING OUT OF BOTTOM OF BIRD IS A COPPER SPRING, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO A STEEL CLIP.
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PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093005
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STRING
Catalogue Number
P20010093006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STRING
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
13.7
Width
9.7
Description
GLASS BIRD; SILVER COLOURED. HAS A WHITE BEAK AND EYES. HAS MOLDED FEATHERS. WINGS AND TAIL ARE MADE FROM STRANDS OF WHITE NYLON. ON TOP OF BIRD IS A SMALL HOOK TO WHICH A WHITE STRING IS TIED IN A LOOP (FOR HANGING).
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PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093006
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FIGURINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041827
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIGURINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
LEAD, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.7
Length
4.5
Width
3.5
Description
LEAD SCULPTURE OF A FACELESS CHILD IN RAIN GEAR. RAIN GEAR HAS COPPER BUTTONS. STAMPED INTO BASE IS "HUDSON".
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SCULPTURE WAS FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF DONOR'S PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA. ORIGIN UNKNOWN. 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
P19970041827
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041828
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.1
Length
8
Width
6.9
Description
CERAMIC SCULPTURE OF A RED AND BROWN OWL WITH BIG RED EYES. HAND PRINTED ON FEET ARE "M. DALACIOS" AND "MEXICO".
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SCULPTURE WAS BROUGHT BACK TO CANADA BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, FROM A TRIP TO MEXICO. REV. NAKAYAMA TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY. 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
P19970041828
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PAPER, GLASS, ORGANIC MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19970041826
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, PAPER, GLASS, ORGANIC MATERIAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.2
Length
9.2
Width
9.2
Description
SQUARE STEEL FRAME WITH BRASS COLOURING AND CLEAR GLASS. PICTURE IS OF FIVE PRESS MUSHROOMS WITH SEVERAL PRESSED FLOWERS TO THE SIDE. CIRCULAR RED INK JAPANESE SEAL.
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PICTURE WAS A GIFT TO DONOR'S PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA, FROM AYA SUZUKI SAEGUSA (DAVID SUZUKI'S AUNT). 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
P19970041826
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DUCK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20000010062
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DUCK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTER, TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.7
Length
28.6
Width
29.0
Description
CAST IN A MOLD TO LOOK LIKE A GOOSE. ONE WING IS STRETCHED BACKWARD AND THE OTHER STRETCHED UPWARD. BEAK IS WIDE OPEN AND NECK IS STRETCHED OUT. BODY IS GREEN, YELLOW AND BROWN. FEET AND BEAK ARE ORANGE. HEAD IS DARK GREENISH BLACK. HAS A THIN YELLOW LINE AROUND BASE OF NECK. HAS A YELLOW DOT FOR AN EYE. HAS A FEW CHIPS OUT OF IT HERE AND THERE. BACK OF CASTING IS FLAT AND HAS A LOOP OF WIRE EMBEDDED INTO IT ON UPPER WING, FOR HANGING. WRITTEN ON BACK IS "3.95" WHICH HAS BEEN CROSSED OUT AND "1.95" IS BELOW IT.
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MATERIAL WAS IN DONORS POSSESSION FOR MAX. 5 YEARS. MATERIAL CAME FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BANK, PRIOR TO DONORS POSSESSION. DONORS COLLECTED MATERIAL WHILE EMPLOYEES AT BANK FOR 6 YEARS, 1990-1996. MATERIAL DONATED AS DONORS CANNOT CARE FOR OR DISPLAY PROPERLY.
Catalogue Number
P20000010062
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20010079004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
5
Height
5.5
Length
12.4
Width
21.0
Description
LIGHTS ARE STRUNG TOGETHER ON A GREEN RUBBER ELECTRICAL CORD. THE PLASTIC COVERS ARE RED, YELLOW, BLUE, AND GREEN. THE LIGHTS ARE CONTAINED INSIDE A CARDBOARD BOX. THE LID OF THE BOX IS LIGHT GREEN WITH A CIRCULAR PIECE OF TRANSPARENT PLASTIC IN THE CENTER. ABOVE THIS CIRCULAR PIECE THERE IS THE FOLLOWING TEXT "20 MIDGET LITES" UNDERNEATH IS THE TEXT "FLASHER FOR INDOOR USE ONLY IF ONE GOES OUT THE REST STAY LIT". *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, NO. PIECES HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM 5 TO 17, AS THE LIGHT COVERS ARE EASILY SEPARATED FROM THE LIGHT STRING. PIECES INCLUDE: 1. BOX BASE AND LID 2. LIGHT STRING 3. PLASTIC LIGHT COVERS INCLUDING 3 GREEN, 3 BLUE, 3 RED-ORANGE, 3 PINK AND 2 YELLOW.
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ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
Catalogue Number
P20010079004
Acquisition Date
2002-12
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
TOY SOLDIER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010093004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY SOLDIER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.6
Length
4.8
Width
4.1
Description
A MAN IN A MARCHING BAND UNIFORM, CARVED OUT OF WOOD. HE HAS A TALL GREEN HAT WITH A RED AND GOLD DECORATION ON THE FRONT. HIS TUNIC IS RED WITH A GREEN BELT AND CROSS STRAP AND GREEN CUFFS. HIS PANTS AND HANDS ARE WHITE, AND HIS BOOTS BLACK. HIS FACE IS PAINTED WITH BLACK EYES AND MOUSTACHE AND PINK NOSE AND CHEEKS. A GOLD HORN (TUBA) IS ATTACHED TO HIS MOUTH. THERE IS A GOLD THREAD COMING OUT OF HIS HAT, THAT IS TIED IN A LOOP (FOR HANGING).
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History
PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093004
Acquisition Date
2001-09
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Museum
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Other Name
PAPER PAGODA
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041854
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER PAGODA
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.7
Diameter
15
Description
PAPER SCULPTED PAGODA IS GREEN, WHITE AND YELLOW PAPER WRAPPERS FOLDED AND SEWN TOGETHER TO FORM MINIATURE STRUCTURE WITH THREE FEET AND CIRCULAR TAPERED ROOF. MIDDLE PORTION OF BODY HAS THREE WINDOWS WHICH ARE COVERED WITH GOLD COLOURED FOIL. CENTRAL WOODEN SHAFT PROTRUDES 1CM AT APEX OF ROOF AND IS COVERED WITH GREEN FOIL PAPER.
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ART
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History
MINIATURE PAGODA WAS MADE AS A GIFT FOR DONOR'S FATHER BY SOMEONE FROM THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHERE HE MOVED IN 1980. 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
P19970041854
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PAPER PARASOL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041855
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER PARASOL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
14
Diameter
15.7
Description
PAPER SCULPTED PARASOL IS GREEN, WHITE AND YELLOW PAPER WRAPPERS FOLDED AND SEWN TOGETHER TO FORM MINIATURE UMBRELLA WITH GREEN PIPING WOVEN IN BETWEEN SUPPORT RODS. CENTRAL WOOD SHAFT IS COVERED WITH SILVER COLOURED FOIL PAPER BELOW UMBRELLA AND WITH GREEN FOIL PAPER ABOVE. TIP OF SHAFT ALSO HAS RED NYLON TASSEL.
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ART
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MINIATURE PARASOL WAS MADE AS A GIFT FOR DONOR'S FATHER BY SOMEONE FROM THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHERE HE MOVED IN 1980. 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
P19970041855
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010093008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, ALUMINUM, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
6.5
Length
24.0
Width
20.2
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RED; HAS A CIRCLE CUT OUT WITH SCALLOPED EDGES ON FRONT. ABOVE CUT OUT READS "THE FACE GLOWS" AND BELOW READS "FIREPROOF TREE TOP THE FACE GLOWS MOUNT LIGHT BULB IN BACK MADE IN U.S.A.". BACK HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY CRUSHED; HAS SOME MAJOR TEARS IN IT. HAS A CARDBOARD INSERT WITH DIFFERENT CUTOUTS (FOR HOLDING TREE TOPPER IN PLACE). 2. TREE TOPPER. 2.5 X 23.7 X 18.2. CONSISTS OF A PLASTIC SANTA CLAUSE FACE, WITH A WHITE BEARD MADE OF SYNTHETIC FIBRE. FACE IS CENTERED ON AN ALUMINUM CIRCLE THAT IS FLUTED AND HAS SCALLOPED EDGES. CENTER BACK OF CIRCLE HAS A SHORT CARDBOARD TUBE INSERTED. AROUND TUBE IS A PIECE OF WIRE THAT EXTENDS INTO A SPRING SHAPE. TIED TO WIRE IS A LONG PIECE OF RED RIBBON.
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ART
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History
PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093008
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STONE (QUARTZ?)
Catalogue Number
P19970090002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, STONE (QUARTZ?)
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.2
Length
16.3
Width
6.8
Description
BLACK LACQUERED WOOD CARVING. CONSISTS OF ADULT AND BABY WATER BUFFALO, BOTH MOUNTED WITH NAILS TO BASE. SITTING ON ADULT BUFFALO IS FIGURE CARVED FROM GOLD COLOURED GEMSTONE, PLAYING FLUTE. DISC-LIKE HAT HELD IN PLACE BY FISHING LINE TIED AROUND FLUTE.
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ART
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History
GIVEN TO DONOR BY PARENTS IN VIETNAM. DAT TRAN WAS BORN IN HUE, AND HIS WIFE GIANG MAC, WAS BORN IN PHAN THIET, VIETNAM. BOTH CAME TO CANADA INDIVIDUALLY IN 1979 AS REFUGEES, AND MET AT A WEDDING IN LETHBRIDGE, AND WERE LATER MARRIED ON JULY 1, 1989. TOGETHER THEY OPENED THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT EIGHT YEARS AGO, THE ONLY AUTHENTIC VIETMANESE RESTAURANT IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, DAT TRAN, WAS DEVELOPED FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH TRAN IN THE FEBRUARY 7, 1992 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. TRAN WAS BORN IN 1958 IN HUE, VIETNAM, AND HIS FATHER WAS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY. AS A RESULT OF HIS FATHER'S MILITARY AFFILIATION, THE FAMILY WAS PERSECUTED BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY SEIZED CONTROL OF THE SOUTH IN 1975. TRAN WAS FORCED TO LEAVE HIS SCHOOLING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAIGON, AND THE FAMILY WAS CLOSELY WATCHED BY THE GOVERNMENT. IN 1979, TRAN AND SOME FRIENDS FOUND AN ORGANIZATION WILLING TO HELP THEM ESCAPE THE COUNTRY BY BOAT IF THEY PAID FOR THE COST OF FUEL AND FOOD. 77 PEOPLE SPENT THREE DAYS AND FOUR NIGHTS ABOARD A 12-METRE BOAT UNTIL THE BOAT BEGAN TO LEAK AND THEY WERE RESCUED BY A WEST GERMAN SHIP. THEY WERE TAKEN TO A REFUGEE CAMP IN MALAYSIA, HOUSING OVER 15,000 VIETNAMESE, WHERE TRAN WAITED FOR THREE MONTHS BEFORE RECEIVING HIS PLACEMENT IN CANADA. TRAN'S DESIGNATED CITY WAS LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WOULD MEET HIS FUTURE WIFE, GIANG MAC, ALSO A VIETNAMESE REFUGEE. THE COUPLE HAVE BEEN PART OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT SINCE 1990. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.
Catalogue Number
P19970090002
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MOSAIC PLAQUE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970090001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MOSAIC PLAQUE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.1
Length
40.2
Width
20.2
Description
2 BLACK LACQUERED HANGINGS WITH A MOSAIC SCENE, ONE WITH A BOAT IN THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER AND TWO FIGURES IN THE BACKGROUND, AND OTHER HAS FOUR FIGURES WORKING IN A FIELD, ONE ON A COW. HANGINGS ARE MADE OF LACQUERED COVERED WOOD, MADE WITH A MOSAIC OF TINY PIECES OF MATERIAL. SURFACE IS SLIGHTLY WORN, BUT OVERALL ARE IN GOOD CONDITON. EACH HAS A SMALL HOOK ON THE BACK TO HANG ITEM.
Subjects
ART
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DECORATIVE ARTS
History
GIVEN TO DONOR BY PARENTS IN VIETNAM. DAT TRAN WAS BORN IN HUE, AND HIS WIFE GIANG MAC, WAS BORN IN PHAN THIET, VIETNAM. BOTH CAME TO CANADA INDIVIDUALLY IN 1979 AS REFUGEES, AND MET AT A WEDDING IN LETHBRIDGE, AND WERE LATER MARRIED ON JULY 1, 1989. TOGETHER THEY OPENED THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, DAT TRAN, WAS DEVELOPED FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH TRAN IN THE FEBRUARY 7, 1992 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. TRAN WAS BORN IN 1958 IN HUE, VIETNAM, AND HIS FATHER WAS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY. AS A RESULT OF HIS FATHER'S MILITARY AFFILIATION, THE FAMILY WAS PERSECUTED BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY SEIZED CONTROL OF THE SOUTH IN 1975. TRAN WAS FORCED TO LEAVE HIS SCHOOLING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAIGON, AND THE FAMILY WAS CLOSELY WATCHED BY THE GOVERNMENT. IN 1979, TRAN AND SOME FRIENDS FOUND AN ORGANIZATION WILLING TO HELP THEM ESCAPE THE COUNTRY BY BOAT IF THEY PAID FOR THE COST OF FUEL AND FOOD. 77 PEOPLE SPENT THREE DAYS AND FOUR NIGHTS ABOARD A 12-METRE BOAT UNTIL THE BOAT BEGAN TO LEAK AND THEY WERE RESCUED BY A WEST GERMAN SHIP. THEY WERE TAKEN TO A REFUGEE CAMP IN MALAYSIA, HOUSING OVER 15,000 VIETNAMESE, WHERE TRAN WAITED FOR THREE MONTHS BEFORE RECEIVING HIS PLACEMENT IN CANADA. TRAN'S DESIGNATED CITY WAS LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WOULD MEET HIS FUTURE WIFE, GIANG MAC, ALSO A VIETNAMESE REFUGEE. THE COUPLE HAVE BEEN PART OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT SINCE 1990. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.
Catalogue Number
P19970090001
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990035114
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Description
1. BANANA-4.1CM(H)X17.0CM(L)X3.9CM(W). HOLLOW SOFT PLASTIC. BRIGHT YELLOW WITH TINY BROWN SPECKS ALL OVER IT. THE ENDS ARE LIGHT GREEN. "MADE IN HONG KONG" IS EMBOSSED ONTO ONE SIDE. 2. 2 ORANGES W/ LEAVES-13.3CM(H)X13.3CM(L)X6.7CM(W). TWO HOLLOW, SOFT PLASTIC ORANGES. EACH HAS A GREEN STEM WHICH JOIN TOGETHER TO FORM A MAIN STEM, ATTACHED TO WHICH ARE THREE GREEN LEAVES. EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF ONE LEAF IS "MADE IN HONG KONG". THE TOP OF THE STEM HAS A LOOP ON ONE SIDE. THE FRUIT ARE BRIGHT ORANGE, AND ARE DARKER IN PLACES. THEY ARE ALSO POCK-MARKED. 3. ORANGE-7.5CM(H)X6.3CM(D). A SINGLE HARD PLASTIC ORANGE. IS A SLIGHTLY DARKER ORANGE THAN THE PREVIOUS TWO. HAS TINY AMOUNTS OF GREEN ON THE BOTTOM. HAS NO STEM BUT JUST A NUB ON TOP. ORANGE IS POCK-MARKED. HAS VISIBLE CUT MARKS ON THE SEAM. 4. APPLE-9.3CM(H)X8.9CM(L)X5.6(W). HOLLOW, SOFT PLASTIC. APPLE IS A LIGHT RED ON TOP AND TURNS TO YELLOW AT THE BOTTOM. HAS A GREEN PLASTIC STEM TO WHICH THREE GREEN LEAVES ARE ATTACHED. EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF ONE LEAF IS "MADE IN HONG KONG". THE TOP OF THE STEM HAS A LOOP ON ONE SIDE. 5. LEMONS-11.6CM(H)X10.1CM(L)X4.2CM(W). TWO HOLLOW, SOFT PLASTIC, BRIGHT YELLOW LEMONS. THE LEMONS HAVE A ROUGH TEXTURE. EACH LEMON HAS A GREEN PLASTIC STEM WHICH JOIN TOGETHER TO FORM A MAIN STEM, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THREE GREEN LEAVES. EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF ONE LEAF IS "MADE IN HONG KONG". THE TOP OF THE STEM HAS A LOOP ON ONE SIDE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THE SINGLE ORANGE (.3) SEEMS TO BE OF A DIFFERENT ORIGIN THAN THE REST OF THE FRUIT. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035114
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
1000 CRANES- ORIGAMI
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970045002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
1000 CRANES- ORIGAMI
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
178
Diameter
26
Description
HANGING MADE OF 1370 FOLDED ORIGAMI CRANES, STRUNG ON A HEAVY STRING, AND GATHERED AND DRAPED AROUND A ROUND BASKET. BASKET HAS PINK AND WHITE RIBBON WEAVED THROUGH, AND HAS A COPPER HOOK ATTACHED TO THE INSIDE OF THE BASKET. CRANES ARE MADE WITH HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT STYLES AND COLOURS OF FANCY PAPER.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, PIECE IS MADE OF 1370 CRANES, FOLDED BY GENE TANAKA DURING THE WINTER TIME WHEN HE COULDN'T WORK IN HIS GARDEN. HE HAS MADE MORE THAN 20 OF THESE FOR EACH OF HIS SIX CHILDREN, AND HIS NIECES & NEPHEWS (SOME LIVE IN JAPAN, TORONTO AND NEW YORK CITY). STORY OF THE `THOUSAND CRANES INCLUDED WITH THE PERMANENT RECORD. IN JAPANESE CULTURE CRANES REPRESENT LOVE & FIDELITY, GOOD LUCK, AND IS A SYMBOL OF HEALTH, HAPPINESS, & WEALTH. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED THIS ORIGAMI HANGING. ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD WAS AN UNDATED HISTORY THAT STATES: "MY LATE HUSBAND GENE'S FAVORITE PAST TIME IN THE WINTER WHEN THE SNOW FLIES, AND THERE WAS NO WAY HE COULD WORK IN HIS BELOVED GARDEN, WAS TO PUT ON HIS FAVORITE JAPANESE MUSIC AND FOLD PAPER CRANES. HE MUST HAVE FOLDED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THEM FOR DONATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE HERE AT THE GALT MUSEUM, THE GLENBOW MUSEUM IN CALGARY AND ALL HIS CHILDREN, NIECES AND NEPHEWS HAVE RECIEVED A HANGING CLUSTER OF AT LEAST 1,000 CRANES EACH. THE ONE IN GLENBOW IS DISPLAYED WITHIN A GLASS COUNTER WITH OTHER JAPANESE ARTICLES AND IS QUITE NICE. PERHAPS THE MOST WELL KNOWN STORY OF THE 1,000 CRANES, IS THE STORY OF SADAKO SASAKI, A YOUNG GIRL, A VICTIM OF THE ATOM BOMB IN A HIROSHIMA HOSPITAL WHO HEARD THAT IF SHE FOLDED 1,000 CRANES, SHE WOULD GET BETTER. SADLY, HOWEVER, SHE DIED AFTER ONLY FOLDING 508 CRANES. HER SCHOOL FRIENDS WERE DEVASTATED AND IN MEMORY OF HER, ASKED FOR DONATIONS BOTH MONETARY AND FOLDED CRANES FROM SCHOOLS ACROSS JAPAN. CRANES AND FUNDS POURED IN AND THEY WERE ABLE TO FINISH THE 1,000 CRANES AND WITH THE FUNDS, A STATUE OF A GIRL WITH OUTSTRETCHED HANDS HOLDING A FOLDED CRANE WAS BUILT TO DENOTE PEACE." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING A LONGER GENERAL HISTORY OF "A THOUSAND CRANES."
Catalogue Number
P19970045002
Acquisition Date
1997-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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