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Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053166
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; IMAGES OF TWO MEN. MAN AT LOWER LEFT HAS SWEATER WITH "K", AND CLEATS. RIGHT LEG RAISED IN KICK. MAN AT UPPER RIGHT APPEARS TO BE IN FIGHTING STANCE. PAPER HAS SMALL FOLD AT TOP LEFT CORNER; SLIGHTLY CREASED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053166
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053164
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.2
Width
15
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON LONG RECTANGULAR PAPER, FOLDED ALONG WIDTH. ONE HALF HAS SKETCH OF SPRINTER, WEARING PINNY WITH "L". OTHER HALF HAS MAN ON BENDED KNEE WEARING PIN-STRIPED SUIT AND HOLDING HAT. PROFILE OF MAN'S HEAD IN TOP RIGHT CORNER. TOP EDGE OF RIGHT SIDE IS UNEVENLY CUT; PAPER SOILED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053164
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053165
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; SIX VARIOUS MEN'S CARICATURED HEADS. IN INK AT TOP IS "E.F. HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 'THE HEAD'". RECTANGULAR LABEL PASTED TO TOP OF PIECE, PRINTED IN GREEN WITH "CAREFULLY FILL OUT THE LOWER PART OF STICKER...". RETURN ADDRESS FOR "THE LANDON SCHOOL OF ILLUSTRATING AND CARTOONING CLEVELAND, OHIO", AND SPACES WITH HANDWRITTEN NAME AND ADDRESS OF "E.F. HAGELL (LETHBRIDGE)". PAPER IS SOILED, ESPECIALLY AT RIGHT EDGE, AND SLIGHTLY CREASED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053165
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053156
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENCIL SKETCH
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
33.2
Width
20.3
Description
PENCIL SKETCH ON PAPER. DRAWING OF TWO DEER, ONE WITH ANTLERS, STANDING IN CLEARING IN TREES. REVERSE HAS UNFINISHED SKETCH OF DOG CHASING CAT THROUGH GROUP OF FRIGHTENED CHICKENS. TWO PIECES RED ADHESIVE AT CORNERS. PAPER IS BADLY CREASED THROUGHOUT, AND TORN AT EDGE. PIECE MISSING FROM LOWER LEFT CORNER. BROWN STAIN NEAR SNOUT OF ONE DEER.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053144-GA TO P19960053161-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN PAPER WRAPPING MARKED "TED'S CHILDHOOD OLD PICTURES 1979". *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053156
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JAPANESE "KABEKAKE"
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041097
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE "KABEKAKE"
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
38.2
Width
5.7
Description
WOODEN PLAQUE HAS NATURAL FINISH AND IS RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER CUT AWAY. PLAQUE HAD BLACK PAINTED JAPANESE CHARACTERS DOWN LENGTH. AT BOTTOM IS CIRCULAR RED STAMP.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
WALL HANGING HUNG IN THE NAKAYAMA HOME IN VANCOUVER AFTER REV. NAKAYAMA RETURNED THERE IN 1980. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY 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. 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. THE JAPANESE WORD "KABEKAKE" TRANSLATES AS "ORNAMENT".
Catalogue Number
P19970041097
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053163
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISE
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.5
Width
24.1
Description
PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; PROFILE OF CHILD'S HEAD. IN INK AT TOP IS "E. F HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE HEAD (NO 2)". INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENTS IN GREEN INK THROUGHOUT; ALONG WITH PENCIL DIAGRAM OF FACE AT RIGHT. HANDWRITTEN NOTE IN PENCIL AT BOTTOM READS "MR. LANDON I AM TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY OF ASKING YOU IF YOU WOULD CRITICISE OTHER DRAWINGS BESIDES LESSONS? AS I HAVE A FEW I WOULD LIKE YOUR OPINION OF." RESPONSE IN GREEN INK READS "DON'T SEND IN TOO MANY AS I AM VERY BUSY WITH LESSONS. THE CHIEF OBJECTION TO THIS IS THAT THE PUPIL GETS AHEAD OF THE LESSONS & DOES NOT GIVE THE NECESSARY PRACTICE TO LESSONS ON HAND." PAPER HAS SEVERAL CREASES FROM FOLDING; PIN HOLES AT CORNERS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053163
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE PAINTING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041090
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PAINTING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
40.8
Width
31.7
Description
RECTANGULAR HEAVY CARDBOARD BACKING WITH JAPANESE ART WORK ON IT. BACKGROUND IS MIXTURE OF FLOWING PASTEL COLORS. MIDDLE IS TWO SHEETS OF PAPER WITH THREE HAND PAINTED FLOWERS IN BLACK INK. TWO SQUARE RED STAMP MARKS ARE ALSO ON PAPER. GOLD COLORED EDGING. BACK IS COVERED WITH SILVER PAINT SPLATTERS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ART WORK WAS DONE BY KANEKO JOHKOH, COUSIN OF REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, AND WAS GIVEN TO REV. NAKAYAMA AS A GIFT. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY 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. 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. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST, KANEKO JOHKOH WAS FOUND ON HER WEBSITE, ARTISSPECTRUM.COM, AND THE BLOG OF THE AGORA ART GALLERY, NEW YORK. KANEKO JOHKOH WAS BORN IN OZU, JAPAN IN 1923. SHE BEGAN OIL PAINTING AT THE AGE OF 38, AND FIRST USED THE TECHNIQUE OF BOKUSHO, ABSTRACT CALLIGRAPHIC INK PAINTING, IN 1983. SIMPLICITY AND ZEN CALMNESS ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO HER COMPOSITIONS. SHE RARELY PLANS HER PAINTINGS, WORKING QUICKLY ON SPONTENAIETY AND IMPULSE. IN 1988 JOHKOH MOVED TO VANCOUVER. HER WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED ACROSS CANADA AND INTERNATIONALLY IN PARIS, TOKYO, AND NEW YORK. KANEKO JOHKOH IS THE FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED OF THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA. A POEM BY THE ARTIST, POSTED ON HER WEBSITE IN AUGUST 2012, IS LISTED AS BEING TRANSLATED BY KOGAWA. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS WIFE LOIS MOVED BACK TO VANCOUVER IN 1979 AFTER HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE. IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS ARTWORK CAME INTO THE NAKAYAMA'S POSSESSION DURING THIS LATER PERIOD OF THEIR LIVES, AS BOTH THEY AND JOHKOH WOULD HAVE BEEN LIVING IN VANCOUVER IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF ONLINE SOURCES.
Catalogue Number
P19970041090
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ART EXERCISES
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960053162
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ART EXERCISES
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Length
29
Width
24.1
Description
1. PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; BOY'S HEAD. WRITTEN IN INK AT TOP IS "E F HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE NEAD NO 1". INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENTS WRITTEN IN PENCIL ALONG WITH DIAGRAM OF EAR, CIRCLED IN RED AT RIGHT. READS AT TOP "YOU HAVE THESE PROPORTIONS FINE & WITH STUDY OF THESE SUGGESTIONS & MORE PRACTICE YOUR WORK ON THE HEAD WILL BE FIRST RATE. I AM PLEASED TO NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN UP THIS WORK AGAIN & HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEND LESSONS IN REGULARLY FOR CRITICISM." OTHER NOTES ACCOMPANY DRAWING OF HEAD. PAPER CREASED VERTICALLY ALONG CENTRE FROM FOLD. 2. PEN & INK SKETCH ON WHITE PAPER; PROFILE OF YOUNG MAN'S HEAD. WRITTEN IN INK AT TOP "E.F. HAGELL CLASS L NO 451 THE HEAD NO 1". TEACHER'S COMMENTS IN GREEN; ALSO PENCIL DIAGRAM OF EAR, CIRCLED IN RED, AT RIGHT. PAPER CREASED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ITEMS P19960053162-GA TO P19960053166-GA WERE PACKAGED TOGETHER IN UNMARKED FOLDER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053162
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE PAINTING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041094
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PAINTING
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
36.2
Width
7.6
Description
RECTANGULAR HEAVY CARDBOARD BACKING WITH JAPANESE ART WORK ON IT. BACKGROUND IS WHITE FIBROUS PAPER WITH GOLD COLORED EDGING. TOP HALF OF AREA IS FILLED WITH THREE LINES OF JAPANESE CHARACTERS DESCENDING FROM RIGHT TO LEFT. IN BOTTOM HALF IS UNIDENTIFIED EMBLEM WHICH IS BLACK, BROWN AND PURPLE. IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER ARE TWO JAPANESE CHARACTERS WITH SQUARE RED SYMBOL. ON BACK AT TOP RIGHT IS LINE OF HAND PRINTED JAPANESE CHARACTERS IN PENCIL.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ART WORK WAS DONE BY KANEKO JOHKOH, COUSING OF REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, AND WAS GIVEN TO REV. NAKAYAMA AS A GIFT. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY 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. 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. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST, KANEKO JOHKOH WAS FOUND ON HER WEBSITE, ARTISSPECTRUM.COM, AND THE BLOG OF THE AGORA ART GALLERY, NEW YORK. KANEKO JOHKOH WAS BORN IN OZU, JAPAN IN 1923. SHE BEGAN OIL PAINTING AT THE AGE OF 38, AND FIRST USED THE TECHNIQUE OF BOKUSHO, ABSTRACT CALLIGRAPHIC INK PAINTING, IN 1983. SIMPLICITY AND ZEN CALMNESS ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO HER COMPOSITIONS. SHE RARELY PLANS HER PAINTINGS, WORKING QUICKLY ON SPONTENAIETY AND IMPULSE. IN 1988 JOHKOH MOVED TO VANCOUVER. HER WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED ACROSS CANADA AND INTERNATIONALLY IN PARIS, TOKYO, AND NEW YORK. KANEKO JOHKOH IS THE FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED OF THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA. A POEM BY THE ARTIST, POSTED ON HER WEBSITE IN AUGUST 2012, IS LISTED AS BEING TRANSLATED BY KOGAWA. REV. NAKAYAMA AND HIS WIFE LOIS MOVED BACK TO VANCOUVER IN 1979 AFTER HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE. IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS ARTWORK CAME INTO THE NAKAYAMA'S POSSESSION DURING THIS LATER PERIOD OF THEIR LIVES, AS BOTH THEY AND JOHKOH WOULD HAVE BEEN LIVING IN VANCOUVER IN THE LATE 1980S. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF ONLINE SOURCES.
Catalogue Number
P19970041094
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
UNTITLED LANDSCAPE (“FOR MYSELF”) - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1912
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WATERCOLOUR, PAPER, ALUMINIUM
Catalogue Number
P20140020001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNTITLED LANDSCAPE (“FOR MYSELF”) - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1912
Materials
WATERCOLOUR, PAPER, ALUMINIUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
38.5
Length
47
Width
2.5
Description
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING DEPICTING A LAKE WITH FORESTED LAND ON BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES, WITH SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAIN RANGE IN BACKGROUND UNDER A CLOUDY SKY. SIGNED “E.F. K.” (EDITH FANNY KIRK) AT BOTTOM LEFT WITH THE INSCRIPTION “FOR MYSELF”. PAINTING IS DOUBLE-MATTED WITH ARCHIVAL MATBOARD, AND FRAMED IN METAL, GOLD-COLOURED FRAME WITH WIRE HANGER. PHOTOCOPIED NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM 1953 ANNOUNCING THE ARTIST’S DEATH TAPED TO BACKING BOARD. OVERAL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
THE DONOR OF THIS PAINTING, KATHERINE TWISS (NEE IVES) WAS A STUDENT OF THE ARTIST, EDITH FANNY KIRK. KATHERINE AND HER SISTER, MARGARET WHEELER (NEE IVES) TOOK LESSONS WITH MISS KIRK PAID FOR BY THEIR MOTHER ETTA IVES (NEE HENDERSON). MRS. IVES WAS A PATRON OF MISS KIRK'S - SHE BOUGHT PAINTINGS, ARRANGED FOR ART LESSONS FOR HER DAUGHTERS, AND DROVE MISS KIRK INTO THE COUNTRY SO SHE COULD PAINT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON EDITH KIRK, THE ARTIST, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PRESENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE TO VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." EDITH KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20140020001
Acquisition Date
2014-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE "KABEKAKE"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041096
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE "KABEKAKE"
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
60
Width
8.6
Description
WOODEN PLAQUE HAS NATURAL FINISH AND SHAPE WITH WHITE HAND DRAWN JAPANESE CHARACTERS PAINTED DOWN ITS LENGTH. ON BACK ARE TWO PAPER LABELS, ONE WITH JAPANESE WRITING ON IT AND THE OTHER WITH ENGLISH. ENGLISH TEXT READS "WHEN THIS HANGS IN YOUR ROOM MAY IT FILL YOUR HEART WITH THE REAL ATMOSPHERE OF JAPAN AND BRING JOY TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS."
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
WALL HANGING HUNG IN THE NAKAYAMA HOME IN COALDALE, LIKELY GIVEN TO THE REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA AS A GIFT. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY 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. 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. THE JAPANESE WORD "KABEKAKE" TRANSLATES AS "ORNAMENT".
Catalogue Number
P19970041096
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150029000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C. - EDITH KIRK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
46.2
Length
33.5
Width
3.8
Description
WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, FRAMED. WOODEN FRAME, FINISHED WITH SUBDUED GOLD COLOURED PAINT. OFF-WHITE MATTING. BEHIND GLASS. HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION. FOREGROUND RIGHT IS A GREY ROCK FORMATION, WITH SOME SHRUBS GROWING ON IT. FOREGROUND LEFT, TAKING UP LEFT SIDE OF PAINTING, IS A GREEN-LEAFED TREE. BEHIND THE ROCK AND TREE IS A BODY OF WATER, WITH A SAILBOAT, RIGHT BACKGROUND. BEHIND THE SAILBOAT IS A MOUNTAIN. "IN MEMORY OF A PLEASANT DAY, ATLIN, B.C." AND ARTIST SIGNATURE "E. F. KIRK" BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. REVERSE OF PAINTING HAS A STICKER BOTTOM LEFT: "ALEX FRASER GALLERIES 5669 GRANVILLE STREET, VANCOUVER 13, B.C. - KERR. 7545. ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, MODERN FRENCH REPRODUCTIONS, VALUATIONS, CLEANING, RESTORING, FRAMING. ALEX FRASER, FORMERLY OF BOND STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND." HANDWRITTEN IN PENCIL BESIDE THIS STICKER "MISS EDITH FANNY KIRK". METAL WIRE FOR HANGING ON BACK AS WELL. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. FRAME SHOWS SOME WEAR, ESPECIALLY ON THE CORNERS AND EDGES. SMALL GAP AT TOP LEFT, WHERE PAINTING HAS COME AWAY FROM MATTING.
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THIS PAINTING WAS DONATED BY GARY SIM, WHO CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE PAINTING THROUGH TED PAPPAS, OF WESTCOAST ESTATES AUCTIONS (WHICH IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS). SIM WROTE IN AN EMAIL TO WENDY AITKENS THAT “TED KNOWS THAT I’M INTERESTED IN EARLY VANCOUVER AND BC ART, AND OFFERED THEM [THREE WORKS BY KIRK, INCLUDING THIS ONE] TO ME DIRECTLY. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM. TED UNFRAMED TWO OF THEM, LEAVING THE ATLIN PAINTING IN ITS (ORIGINAL) FRAME.” THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON EDITH KIRK, THE ARTIST, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PRESENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE KIRK WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART AND SHE STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON, AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES, AND YORKSHIRE. KIRK WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY 1911 KIRK IS BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, B.C. NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, WHERE SHE WORKED AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, INCLUDING DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE TO VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIES AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20150029000
Acquisition Date
2015-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BREWERY GARDEN
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900020090
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BREWERY GARDEN
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
69.2
Width
48.8
Description
FRAMED COLOR PHOTO PRINT OF BREWERY GARDEN IN SUMMER. SIGNED LR "AE CROSS" PRINT SLIPPED IN FRAME. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
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PHOTO SHOWS DEVELOPMENT OF GARDEN ABOUT 1980. PRINT IS MATCHED WITH WINTERNIGHT SCENE SEE P19900020091-GA. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY GARDENS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE 'ALBERTA'S PRIDE: A HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY' AND RECORD P19900020032. THE BREWERY GARDENS, LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST HILLSIDE ADJACENT TO THE SICK'S BREWERY, WERE DESIGNED IN 1949 WITH THE HELP OF DR. W.H. FAIRFIELD, FORMER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE LOCAL DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM. THE GARDENS WERE PLANTED WITH THE INTENTION OF KEEPING THE HILL FROM SLIDING, BUT BECAME A TOURIST ATTRACTION, WINNING NUMEROUS AWARDS. INITIALLY THE GARDENS FEATURED A CENTREPIECE "6" IN PLANTS AND FLOWERS THAT WERE MAINTAINED BY HEAD GARDENER TOM JONES. THE GARDENS WERE EXPANDED IN 1958 WHEN MORE SPRUCE TREES WERE PLANTED TO FORM A WINDBREAK, AND AGAIN IN 1965 WHEN A ROCK GARDEN AND WATERFALL WERE INSTALLED. WHEN THE BREWERY CEASED OPERATION IN 1990, THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE TOOK OVER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE BREWERY GARDENS.
Catalogue Number
P19900020090
Acquisition Date
1991-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BREWERY GARDEN
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19900020091
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BREWERY GARDEN
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
69.2
Width
48.8
Description
FRAMED COLOR PHOTO PRINT OF BREWERY GARDEN IN WINTER DURING CHRISTMAS SEASON. SIGNED LR "AE CROSS".
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PHOTO SHOWS DEVELOPMENT OF GARDEN ABOUT 1980. PRINT IS MATCHED WITH SUMMERDAY SCENE. SEE P19900020090-GA. SEE P19900020001-GA FOR LETHBRIDGE BREWERY HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY GARDENS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE 'ALBERTA'S PRIDE: A HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY' AND RECORD P19900020032. THE BREWERY GARDENS, LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST HILLSIDE ADJACENT TO THE SICK'S BREWERY, WERE DESIGNED IN 1949 WITH THE HELP OF DR. W.H. FAIRFIELD, FORMER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE LOCAL DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM. THE GARDENS WERE PLANTED WITH THE INTENTION OF KEEPING THE HILL FROM SLIDING, BUT BECAME A TOURIST ATTRACTION, WINNING NUMEROUS AWARDS. INITIALLY THE GARDENS FEATURED A CENTREPIECE "6" IN PLANTS AND FLOWERS THAT WERE MAINTAINED BY HEAD GARDENER TOM JONES. THE GARDENS WERE EXPANDED IN 1958 WHEN MORE SPRUCE TREES WERE PLANTED TO FORM A WINDBREAK, AND AGAIN IN 1965 WHEN A ROCK GARDEN AND WATERFALL WERE INSTALLED. WHEN THE BREWERY CEASED OPERATION IN 1990, THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE TOOK OVER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE BREWERY GARDENS.
Catalogue Number
P19900020091
Acquisition Date
1991-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
N.T. (GAILLARDIA)
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WATERCOLOUR, GRAPHITE
Catalogue Number
P20110018002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
N.T. (GAILLARDIA)
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PAPER, WATERCOLOUR, GRAPHITE
No. Pieces
1
Height
31
Length
0.1
Width
23.3
Description
WATERCOLOUR AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST "JESSE URSENBACH", NO DATE. DEPICTION OF THREE SUNFLOWERS AND TWO LEAVES. GRAPHITE DRAWING VISIBLE THROUGH PAINT. BACK HAS MASKING TAPE AROUND EDGES. TEXT READS, "WJ27 BROWN EYED SUSAN 10.00, (GAILLARDIA)". SLIGHT ACID BITE AROUND EDGES OF WORK FROM PREVIOUS MATTING.
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DONOR RUTH DAW ACQUIRED THE TWO DONATED WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS IN THE EARLY 1980S FROM THE “HOUSE OF FINE ART” LOCATED AT 409 - 5TH STREET SOUTH. THREE UNFRAMED URSEBACHS WERE ORIGINALLY ACQUIRED FROM THE STORE, THE DONATED TWO GIVEN BY DAW TO HER A DAUGHTER WHO LATER RETURNED THEM ON ACCOUNT OF RE-LOCATING TO AUSTRALIA. A SECOND DAUGHTER IS IN POSSESSION OF THE THIRD URSENBACH WORK “HENDERSON LAKE, 1947”. THE THREE PAINTINGS ORIGINALLY COST DAW ABOUT $40 TO $80. DAW SPECULATES THAT URSENBACH WAS SELLING WORK BECAUSE SHE WAS DOWNSIZING TO A SMALLER HOUSE. AT THE TIME OF DONATION DONOR SAID, “[THEY WERE] SHOWN IN [MY] HOME, HAD THEM IN MY BEDROOM. [I] PICKED THEM OUT BECAUSE SHE (URSENBACH) WAS GOOD AT FLOWER PAINTINGS.” IN PREVIOUS DONATIONS, THE DONOR GAVE WORKS WHICH FEATURED HISTORIC LETHBRIDGE AS THEIR SUBJECT. DONOR SAID “I COLLECTED FLOWER PAINTINGS [BECAUSE] I LOVE THE FAMILIARITY OF THE WORK [AND I] ALSO HAVE A CERAMIC COLLECTION OF PRAIRIE PICTURES FROM SASKATCHEWAN.” THE DONOR WAS FRIENDS WITH JESSIE URSENBACH’S DAUGHTER MARILYN KRAMMER. DAW DESCRIBES JESSIE URSENBACH AS, “A SHORT LADY, QUITE REGAL LOOKING. SHE IS ONE OF THE PILLARS OF THE LOCAL MORMON CHURCH. URSENBACH PAINTED WHAT SHE HAD OUT OF HER GARDEN.” DAW WAS FROM MEDICINE HAT WHERE SHE WAS WORKING ON THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH WALK REFUGEES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. DAW’S FATHER HAD PASSED AWAY AND SO SHE AND HER BROTHER WORKED THEIR WAY THROUGH UNIVERSITY. SHE TAUGHT AT HAMILTON JR. HIGH IN THE 1950S. DAW WAS A COUNCILOR, ENGLISH TEACHER, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER, PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AND WORKED WITH SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS. SHE ACQUIRED HER MA IN 1977 AND LEFT HAMILTON FOR A BRIEF PERIOD TO HAVE CHILDREN. DAW BEGAN COLLECTING ART, “WHEN I HAD SOME SPARE MONEY” AROUND THE 1980S. THESE PAINTINGS MARK THE BEGINNING OF RUTH’S ART COLLECTION. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JESSIE REDD URSENBACH WAS SOURCED FROM THE RECORDS OF PREVIOUS DONATIONS OF URSENBACH'S WORK BY THE DONOR, RUTH DAW. JESSIE REDD URSENBACH WAS BORN IN NEW HARMONY, UTAH ON AUGUST 15, 1895, TO WILLIAM AND VERENA BRYNER REDD. URSENBACH WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN RAYMOND, GRADUATING FROM THE KNIGHT ACADEMY IN 1912. SHE ATTENDED SUMMER SESSIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA & THE ALBERTA NORMAL SCHOOL IN CALGARY, AND TAUGHT ART IN SCHOOLS IN RAYMOND, CARDSTON, AND GLENWOOD. SHE WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB & HANDLED CLUB PUBLICITY FOR MANY YEARS. URSENBACH ATTENDED THE BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS IN THE SUMMER OF 1937 ON A SCHOLARSHIP, AND CONTINUED PAINTING PROLIFICALLY FOR THE NEXT 11 YEARS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF PROFESSOR H.G. GLYDE. URSENBACH ALSO RECEIVED ART TRAINING UNDER A.Y. JACKSON (GROUP OF SEVEN ARTIST), AND STUDIED AT THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART IN TORONTO, STUDYING MODERN ART UNDER RODY COURTICES (THOUGH SHE PREFFERED THE MORE TRADITIONAL STYLES OF LANDSCAPE AND STILL LIFE). URSENBACH WAS AFFILIATED WITH THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF ARTISTS UNDER WHICH SHE EXHIBITED FROM COAST TO COAST, INCLUDING IN NEW YORK CITY AND CALIFORNIA. SHE TUTORED A LARGE CLASS OF PRIVATE PUPILS IN LETHBRIDGE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS UNTIL SHE BEGAN THE VOCATION OF MATRON AT THE LATTER DAY SAINTS TEMPLE IN CARDSTON. JESSIE URSENBACH DIED ON MAY 11, 1987. THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB HELD THEIR FIRST MEETING AT THE HOME OF MISS ANNA MACKENZIE ON OCTOBER 7, 1936. EDITH FANNY KIRK WAS THE FIRST ART TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE CAME FROM BRITAIN WITH CLASSICAL TRAINING AND IT WAS KIRK WHO SET THE STAGE FOR THE SKETCH CLUB TO COME INTO BEING. THE BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS ALSO PLAYED A ROLE IN THE FORMATION BY PROVIDING RECOGNITION OF ARTISTIC MERIT THROUGH DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS. ANNA MACKENZIE AND P.J. COLLINS CONCEIVED OF THE CLUB AFTER THEIR EXPERIENCE IN BANFF. THE GROUP WAS FORMED OUT OF AN ENTHUSIASTIC INTEREST IN ART AND SOON AFTER THE GROUP BEGAN MEETING, THERE WERE REGULAR EXHIBITIONS. THE GROUP WAS PRIVY TO THE ATTENTION OF GROUP OF SEVEN ARTIST A.Y.JACKSON WHEN HE MADE HIS FREQUENT SKETCHING TRIPS TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE REGULARLY ACCOMPANIED THE SKETCH CLUB AND HIS INFLUENCE CAN BE SEEN IN MUCH OF THEIR WORK. ANOTHER GUEST OF THE GROUP WAS ANNORA BROWN WHO WAS AN ARTIST WHO HAD TRAINED IN TORONTO, BUT RESIDED IN FORT MACLEOD AND BEGAN SPENDING TIME WITH THE GROUP IN 1939. HER INTEREST IN FLOWER STUDIES IS SUSPECTED TO HAVE INSPIRED MANY OF THE WORKS BY CLUB MEMBERS. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, THE GROUP ORGANIZED SUMMER CLASSES TAUGHT BY OUT OF TOWN ARTISTS SUCH AS: H.G.GLYDE, WALTER J. PHILIPS AND A.C. LEIGHTON. ACCORDING TO A HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB WRITTEN BY JOAN STEBBINS IN JUNE, 1985, “THE PAINTINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB PORTRAY FAVOURITE SKETCHING AREAS IN THE REGION – THE COULEES PROVIDED ENDLESS MATERIAL, THE RIVERBOTTOM, THE OLD R.C.M.P. BARRACKS, THE WHITNEY FARM, HENDERSON LAKE, THE FELGER HUTTERITE COLONY, THE FOOTHILLS AND WATERTON LAKE WERE OFTEN REPEATED SUBJECTS.” *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. ON 26 NOVEMBER 2018, SCHAMUHN INTERVIEWED RUTH DAW REGARDING HER PRIOR DONATIONS. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: ON HER COLLECTION OF JESSIE URSENBACH PAINTINGS, DAW RECOUNTED: “I COLLECTED THEM. SHE HAD A DISPERSED SALE, AND I LIKED THEM AND I PICKED THEM UP—I LIKE THE FLOWERS VERY MUCH AND ENJOYED THEM MANY, MANY YEARS AND THE TIME [HAD] COME TO SEND THEM OFF SO I SENT THEM TO THE MUSEUM. I KNEW THEY WERE COLLECTING SOME OF HER STUFF.” “I MUST HAVE PICKED THEM…PROBABLY IN THE ‘70S AND ‘60S. SHE DID HAVE A SHOW AND SALE, IT WAS MAYBE THE SKETCH CLUB’S, SO THAT’S WHY I PICKED THESE UP.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT WHY SHE CHOSE TO COLLECT URSENBACH PAINTINGS, DAW RESPONDED, “I WAS ATTRACTED TO [THE] FLOWER PICTURES AND TO THE HISTORIC ASPECT OF THEM. I WAS INTERESTED IN HISTORIC LETHBRIDGE.” “AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME, SHE WAS QUITE WELL-KNOWN AND I REALLY LOVED HER FLOWER PICTURES; THEY’RE REALLY SPECTACULAR.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH URSENBACH, DAW RECALLED, “I HAVE MET HER [URSENBACH]. I WORKED IN THE HOME AND SCHOOLS WITH HER DAUGHTER QUITE A BIT. HER DAUGHTER WAS A FRIEND OF MINE SO I WORKED QUITE A BIT WITH HER IN RELATION TO HOME AND SCHOOL [ASSOCIATIONS]. AND I WORKED WITH THEM, TOO, WHEN I WAS OUT WITH MY OWN KIDS AND [WE] GOT ALONG JUST FINE. SHE WAS FINE, SHE WAS A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC PERSON. VERY CRAFTY, VERY MUCH AN ARTIST’S DAUGHTER.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER INTEREST AND INVOLVEMENT WITH THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB, DAW ELABORATED, “IT WAS PROBABLY THE 1970S. THAT WAS WHEN I WENT BACK TO WORK AND WE HAD A NEWER HOUSE. WE MOVED TO A BIGGER HOUSE, AND THAT WAS PROBABLY WHERE I GOT THE PICTURES, FOR THAT.” “WE [RUTH AND CLIFF DAW] WEREN’T ACTUALLY INVOLVED WITH THEM. WE WERE APPRECIATORS.” “WE LIKED THE ART. MY HUSBAND [CLIFF DAW] WAS AWARE OF THE GOOD ARTISTS THAT WERE AVAILABLE. MY FAMILY HAD NEVER SPENT ANY MONEY ON ANYTHING LIKE THAT AT ALL, SO I BECAME AWARE OF IT AND SINCE WE WERE [IN A] NEW HOUSE WE WERE HAVING DIFFERENT SORTS OF THINGS. EVERYTHING WAS NEW AND EVERYTHING WAS AVAILABLE SO WE JUST WENT WITH THE FLOW.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20110018001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20110018002
Acquisition Date
2011-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19662224003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
43.2
Width
28
Description
WOOD FRAME, GLASS, WHITE MATTE. DEPICTS COUNTRY SCENE WITH SHEPHERD & SHEEP IN AN EVENING SETTING. SIGNED BL "C. FARQUHARSON" PRINTED BELOW "PAINTED BY FARQUHARSON" BACKED BY 1902 WINNIPEG NEWSPAPER. "LEAVING THE HILLS" PRINTED BC OF PRINT MATTE. MATTE IS YELLOWED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *TOP OF FRAME CHIPPED DUE TO 2005 RELOCATION.*
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PROVENANCE UNCERTAIN, DONOR WROTE "TO WM. STAFFORD" ON GIFT CERTIFICATE. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE DUFF FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. OBJECTS WERE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY THE FAMILY OF JOHN AND JANET DUFF. IN 1885, THE DUFFS LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME DIRECTLY TO THE LETHBRIDGE, BECOMING ONE OF THE AREA’S FIRST PIONEER FAMILIES. JOHN DUFF RAN 250 TO 400 HEAD OF CATTLE ON LAND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LETHBRIDGE TOWN SITE. IN THE EARLY 1900S, THE HOMESTEAD WAS ANNEXED BY THE TOWN AND FOR DECADES THE FORMER FAMILY LANDS WERE KNOWN AS THE “DUFF ADDITION”. THE FAMILY INCLUDED THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. THE DONOR, ISABEL STARNES (NEE DUFF), WAS MARRIED TO G.H. STARNES AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY, PASSING AWAY IN 1971. FOR OTHER DUFF FAMILY-REALTED MATERIALS, SEE DONATIONS BY BLENNER-HASSETT, JACK WEBSTER, MARY AND ISABEL STARNES. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE OF DONATION P19662224001 *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE THREE PRINTS DONATED BY ISABEL STARNES IN 1966 WERE CONNECTED TO THE STAFFORD FAMILY, AS CLAIMED BY STARNES AT THE TIME OF DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P19662224003
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19662224002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1902
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.8
Width
28
Description
WOOD FRAME, GLASS, WHITE MATTE. DEPICTS COUNTRY SCENE WITH 2 MEN LEADING 2 HORSES, EACH HORSE HAS A STAG TIED TO SADDLE. 3 DOGS IN SCENE. MEN ARE DRESSED IN HIGHLAND COSTUME. PRINT IS UNSIGNED. MATTE IS YELLOWED IN STREAKS. BACKED WITH WOOD & 1902 MONTREAL NEWSPAPER. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
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PROVENANCE UNCERTAIN, DONOR NOTED "TO WM. STAFFORD" ON GIFT CERTIFICATE. PAINTED BY EDWIN LANDSEER, R.A. FROM THE ORIGINAL PICTURE IN THE COLLECTION OF DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND. ENGRAVED BY V.W. FINDENS. SEE ALSO P19662224001 &P19662224003-GA FOR RELATED PRINTS. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE DUFF FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. OBJECTS WERE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY THE FAMILY OF JOHN AND JANET DUFF. IN 1885, THE DUFFS LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME DIRECTLY TO THE LETHBRIDGE, BECOMING ONE OF THE AREA’S FIRST PIONEER FAMILIES. JOHN DUFF RAN 250 TO 400 HEAD OF CATTLE ON LAND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LETHBRIDGE TOWN SITE. IN THE EARLY 1900S, THE HOMESTEAD WAS ANNEXED BY THE TOWN AND FOR DECADES THE FORMER FAMILY LANDS WERE KNOWN AS THE “DUFF ADDITION”. THE FAMILY INCLUDED THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. THE DONOR, ISABEL STARNES (NEE DUFF), WAS MARRIED TO G.H. STARNES AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY, PASSING AWAY IN 1971. FOR OTHER DUFF FAMILY-REALTED MATERIALS, SEE DONATIONS BY BLENNER-HASSETT, JACK WEBSTER, MARY AND ISABEL STARNES. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE OF DONATION P19662224001 *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE THREE PRINTS DONATED BY ISABEL STARNES IN 1966 WERE CONNECTED TO THE STAFFORD FAMILY, AS CLAIMED BY STARNES AT THE TIME OF DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P19662224002
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
STAGE COACH PICTURE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19738070000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAGE COACH PICTURE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
51
Width
35.6
Description
"B. BUCK CIRCLE RANCHE".ARTIST. PICTURE DEPICTS HELENA AND FORT BENTON, WELLS FARGO AND COMPANY EXPRESS STAGE PENCIL DRAWING ON PAPER OF STAGE COACH OF WELLS FARGO & CO. EXPRESS STAGE BETWEEN HELENA & FORT BENTON. SIGNED LOWER RIGHT "B. BUCK CIRCLE RANCHE" UNTITLED.
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FINE ARTS
History
DONOR BELIEVES DRAWING DONE ABOUT 1904. KNOWN AS THE STAGECOACH PICTURE. BY B. BUCK, OF CIRCLE RANCH *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, BELKNAP 'BALLIE' BUCK, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE STOCKMEN'S MEMORIAL FOUNDATION LIBRARY & ARCHIVES, PAUL H. CARLSON'S BOOK 'THE COWBOY WAY: AN EXPLORATION OF HISTORY AND CULTURE', GLENBOW ARCHIVES, AND AN ARTICLE FROM THE MARCH 31, 1943 ISSUE OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD NEWSPAPER FROM HELENA, MONTANA. BUCK WAS BORN IN 1872 AT OLD FORT BELKNAP, MONTANA. HIS FATHER WAS CAPTAIN D. W. BUCK, A DETECTIVE WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, AND HIS MOTHER WAS OF ASSINIBOINE AND GROS VENTURES ANCESTRY. IN 1875 THE FAMILY MOVED TO HELENA, MONTANA, AND AS AN ADULT BUCK WORKED AT CATTLE RANCHES THROUGHOUT MONTANA AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA, INCLUDING WORKING AS THE FOREMAN OF CIRCLE RANCH, NEAR LETHBRIDGE. AN ARTIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT, BUCK WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF WELL KNOWN WESTERN ARTIST CHARLES M. RUSSELL, AND WAS CHOSEN BY GUY WEADICK TO SERVE AS ONE OF THE JUDGES DURING THE FIRST CALGARY STAMPEDE IN 1912. BUCK RETIRED FROM THE CATTLE INDUSTRY IN 1930, AND DIED IN 1943 AT THE MASONIC HOME IN THE HELENA VALLEY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19738070000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOAPSTONE OWL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOAPSTONE
Catalogue Number
P19970041341
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOAPSTONE OWL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
SOAPSTONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Length
6.7
Width
4.6
Description
GREEN POLISHED IMPRESSIONISTIC SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE SHAPED TO RESEMBLE AN OWL. SCULPTURE HAS MULTIPLE SMALL CHIPS.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SCULTPURE WAS LIKELY BROUGHT BACK AS A SOUVENIR BY DONOR'S FATHER FROM ONE OF MANY TRIPS HE TOOK. ORIGIN UNKNOWN, POSSIBLY INUIT. 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
P19970041341
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COAT OF ARMS (FRAMED)
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19870034023
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAT OF ARMS (FRAMED)
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1985
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.2
Width
24.1
Description
FRAME DIMENSIONS ABOVE. COAT OF ARMS OF THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT. 1ST BATTALLION (THE PRINCE OF WALES') SURROUNDED BY BATTLE RIBBONS 1914 TO 1944.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
MILITARY
History
FROM FORMER MAYOR A.C. ANDERSON'S OFFICE. SEE P19870034001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON COMPILED THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT A. C. ANDERSON FROM GALT ARCHIVES RECORD 20061053009: "ANDREW CHARLES (ANDY) ANDERSON WAS BORN IN 1909 IN SHABBONA, ILLINOIS, THE ELDEST OF SIX CHILDREN OF CHARLES ERIC AND BERTHA ANDERSON (NEE OSTERVIG). THE ANDERSON FAMILY MOVED TO CHAMPION, ALBERTA IN 1912. ANDY ANDERSON WORKED ON THE FAMILY FARM UNTIL 1930, A YEAR AFTER HIS FATHER’S DEATH. HE THEN DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FARM AND ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. IN 1934 MR. ANDERSON GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA WITH A PHM.C. (PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST) DEGREE. HE APPRENTICED WITH J.D. HENDERSON IN CHAMPION, AND THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE R.J. KITSON PHARMACY FOR 14 YEARS. IN 1948 MR. ANDERSON ESTABLISHED ANDERSON’S MEDICAL DENTAL PHARAMCY. THE PHARMACY STILL OPERATES UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF MR. ANDERSON’S SON MURRAY. ANDY ANDERSON MARRIED HIS WIFE RHETA IN 1938 IN CHAMPION. AS WELL AS THEIR SON MURRAY, THE ANDERSONS HAD A DAUGHTER MARILYN (MARRIED LEW HUTCHISON). ANDY ANDERSON ENTERED PUBLIC LIFE IN 1950 WHEN HE WAS ELECTED TO THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD (LPSB). HE SERVED ON THE LPSB FOR 14 YEARS AND WAS ITS CHAIRMAN IN 1954, 1958 AND 1962. IN 1964, ANDY ANDERSON WAS ELECTED TO LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL AND SERVED AS AN ALDERMAN UNTIL 1968. IN MARCH 1968 MR. ANDERSON BECAME THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE WHEN HE CHOSEN FOR THE POSITION BY THE OTHER MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL FOLLOWING MAYOR FRANK SHERRING’S RESIGNATION ON 5 MARCH 1968. ANDY ANDERSON BECAME THE LONGEST SERVING MAYOR IN LETHBRIDGE HISTORY, RETIRING FROM OFFICE IN 1986. HE WON FOUR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, AND WAS ACCLAIMED MAYOR TWICE AS WELL. AS WELL AS HIS POLITICAL CAREER AND PHARMACY BUSINESS, MR. ANDERSON WAS INVOLVED WITH A WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. AMONG THEM ARE THE LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL ADVISORY BOARD, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE SENATE AND BOARD OF GOVERNORS, LETHBRIDGE RECREATION COMMISSION, THE COMMUNITY CHEST, SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, ROYAL CANADIAN SEA CADET CORPS, CANADIAN WESTERN NATURAL GAS, MASONIC LODGE NO. 39, THE KINSMEN CLUB, THE ROTARY CLUB, INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS (IOOF), CHINOOK CLUB AND THE BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS (BPOE). HE WAS ALSO AN HONOURARY MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, AND THE POLISH COMBATANTS ASSOCIATION. ANDY ANDERSON ALSO SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE PROVINCIAL MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE EXECUTIVE OF THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF MAYORS AND MUNICIPALITIES, THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AUTHORITY COMMITTEE, HONOURARY PRESIDENT OF ST. JOHN AMBULANCE, AND AS THE HONOURARY COLONEL OF THE 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY RCA. AMONG THE AWARDS AND HONOURS ANDY ANDERSON RECEIVED DURING HIS LIFE WERE A PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL; CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION; GOOD CITIZENSHIP AWARD FROM THE IOOF; CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE JAYCEES (1985); AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM THE ALBERTA URBAN MUNICIPALITIES ASSOCIATION (1983); MERITORIUS SERVICE AWARD FROM THE CANADIAN PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION (1977); ROBINS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (1963); THE QUEEN’S MEDAL (1977); BROTHER OF THE ORDER OF ST. JOHN (1983), LATER PROMOTED TO OFFICER; HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE (1985); AND A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA (1985). ANDREW CHARLES ANDERSON DIED ON 23 APRIL 1996 AND IS BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, LETHBRIDGE. HIS WIFE RHETA DIED IN 2011 AND IS BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY AS WELL. [SOURCE: ARCHIVES VERTICAL FILE, "PEOPLE, IDENTIFIED - A"] IT IS NOT KNOWN WHY ANDERSON HAD THIS COAT OF ARMS IN HIS OFFICE, AS HE DID NOT SERVE IN THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRINCE OF WALES' NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT WAS FOUND ON THE WEBISTE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM'S NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM. THE REGIMENT FORMED DURING THE 1881 BRITISH ARMY REFORMS BY MERGING THE 64TH AND 98TH REGIMENTS OF FOOT, THE 64TH BECOMING THE NEW UNIT'S 1ST BATTALION AND THE 98TH, THE 2ND. THE 1ST SERVED IN SOUTH AFRICA, MAURITIUS, MALTA, EGYPT, SUDAN, AND INDIA. THE 2ND SERVED IN THE BOER WAR AND INDIA. BOTH BATTALIONS STAYED IN THE SAME THEATRE THROUGHOUT WORLD WAR ONE, AND IN 1919 THE 1ST WAS SENT TO IRELAND FOR THE IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, AND THEN TO INDIA FOR GARRISON DUTIES UNTIL ACTION IN BURMA DURING WORLD WAR TWO. IN 1948 THE TWO BATTLIONS MERGED AND WERE STATIONED IN EGYPT. IN 1959 THE REGIMENT WAS COMBINED WITH THE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19870034023
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
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