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Other Name
ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLAZED CERAMIC, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19738601000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
GLAZED CERAMIC, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.3
Length
10.5
Description
YOUNG GIRL FIGURINE WITH 2 GEESE IN FRONT OF HER. SHE IS WEARING A BROWN HEADSCARF WITH YELLOW POLKA DOTS & A GREEN & YELLOW PINAFORE DRESS. FIGURINE HAS BEEN BROKEN & REPAIRED IN SEVERAL PLACES. FELT BASE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
UNKNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19738601000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EMBROIDERED CARD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, CARDSTOCK
Catalogue Number
P20090016024
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMBROIDERED CARD
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1953
Materials
SILK, CARDSTOCK
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.2
Width
6.6
Description
EMBROIDERED CARD. CARDSTOCK FRAME WITH GOLD, EMBOSSED, SCALLOPED BORDER AND CORNER DECORATIONS. GREEN, PAPER, LACE SURROUNDS SILK INSERT. EMBROIDERED “TO MY NIECE… MY GENTLE NIECE.” IN GREEN PURPLE AND BLUE. SOME PAPER LOSS ON BOTTOM OF REVERSE OF CARD. NOTECARD DISCOLORED AND SOILED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016024
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
119.5
Width
68
Description
BEIGE LINEN WALL HANGING. EDGE EMBROIDERED WITH ZIG-ZAG BLUE TRIM. PAINTED IMAGE DEPICTS TWO SWANS SURROUNDED BY CAT-TAILS, FLOWERS, AND WATER LILIES IN BLUE, PURPLE, PINK, AND GREEN. ACROSS TOP IN SILVER IS "HEAD OOD!". PAINT, ESPECIALLY SILVER, IS CRACKING AND WORN. SMALL BROWN STAINS IN SEVERAL PLACES.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, ANNA MARIE SMITH (KRUTOP), WHO IMMIGRATED TO WALSH ALBERTA IN 1928 FROM ESTONIA. DONOR'S FATHER, ALEX SMITH, CAME TO CANADA AFTER FIRST WORLD WAR. THE COUPLE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1938, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1958. TEXTILE WAS HANDWOVEN AND PURCHASED IN ESTONIA, AND HUNG AT THE SIDE OF THE BED. "HEAD OOD" TRANSLATES AS "GOOD NIGHT". DONOR ACQUIRED ITEM IN 1965 AFTER HER MOTHER PASSED AWAY; STORED IT IN WICKER TRUNK.
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EMBROIDERED WALL HANGINGS
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19790106000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMBROIDERED WALL HANGINGS
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
92
Width
71
Description
.1 PICTURE OF A CHILD SLEEPING IN A BED, THE SUN IS RISING IN THE WINDOW. PRINTING "GOOD MORNING". THREAD IS REDDISH PINK. 2 FOLDS ON TOP & BOTTOM PIECE OF SHOELACE AT TOP FOR HANGING. WHITE & RED TATTED BORDER. FLOWER CORNER PIECES. 15.9 CM TEAR HAS BEEN HAND STITCHED TOGETHER. TATTED BORDER IS RIPPED & SEPARATING FROM LINEN. BEIGE BACKGROUND. .2 SAME STYLE AS .1. PICTURE OF CHILD SLEEPING, BIRDS FLYING AROUND THE CHILD. READS "GOOD NIGHT". CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
REFER TO P19790103000-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* THE DONATION OF BARBARA BASTEDO WAS RESEARCHED AS PART OF A 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO ATTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE ITEMS' USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE-BASED ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION OF THE GLAZIER AND STEWART FAMILIES DID NOT COME UP WITH FURTHER RESULTS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19790106000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19738207000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
18.0
Width
86.3
Description
GREEN, BLUE, RED, YELLOW, PURPLE FLORAL DESIGN WOVEN INTO BLACK BACKGROUND.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
UKRAINIAN-CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738207000
Acquisition Date
1966-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FRAMED CROSS-STITCH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19980031005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRAMED CROSS-STITCH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
47.7
Width
47.7
Description
FRAMED CROSS-STITCH HANGING. WHITE BACKING WITH IMAGE OF WHITE, PINK, AND BLUE BIRD SURROUNDED BY FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLY. MOUNTED IN GILTED WOODEN FRAME WITH DECORATIVE MOTIF ENGRAVED ON CORNERS. BROWN PAPER BACKING HAS HANDWRITTEN IN INK AT TOP LEFT "WORKED BY MA WHEN A GIRL BETWEEN FIFTEEN & SIXTEEN, EITHER IN 1863 OR 1864 - HER FIRST PIECE OF WORK". BELOW: "MRS. G.H. WATSON" AND "BESSIES" IN PENCIL. TWO EYEHOOKS AND RINGS WITH PIANO WIRE FOR HANGING. PAPER BACKING SLIGHTLY TORN IN SEVERAL PLACES.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR'S GRANDFATHER WAS GEORGE HERBERT WATSON WHO WAS A PARTNER WITH BUDD REED IN A DAIRY IN THE EARLY 1900'S. ELIZABETH "BESSIE" WATSON [NEE REED], THE NEEDDLEWORKER, WAS ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JOB AND MARY REED; LIVED NEXT DOOR WITH HUSBAND GEORGE H. WATSON IN DUPLEX ON 6 AVE. SO., BUILT BY JOB REED IN 1890. SEE FAMILY GALLERY FILE, 1997, FOR FURTHER HISTORY OF REED FAMILY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REED FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOB REED WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM AN ARTICLE ON THE REED FAMILY AND FARM FROM THE DECEMBER 30, 1985 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED'S DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 1906, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. JOB REED WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON NOVEMBER 12, 1841. WHEN HE WAS 14, HIS FATHER DIED, LEAVING JOB THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING FOR HIMSELF AND HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE WORKED FOR THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE AND COMPLETED HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATION. HE MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH HOBBS IN 1869, AND IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1873, MOVING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE REED OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MEDICINE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO ENGLAND, BUT REED'S MEDICAL TRAINING WAS NOT RECOGNIZED THERE, AND IN 1882 THEY CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AGAIN, MOVING WEST ACROSS CANADA IN STAGES, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. THE FAMILY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: RICHARD, HENRY, ELIZABETH (WHO MARRIED GEORGE HERBERT WATSON), JOB JUNIOR (KNOWN AS BUDD), GEORGE, ANNIE, AND ELLA. REED PURCHASED TWO LOTS ON WHAT IS NOW 6TH AVENUE SOUTH. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED A MARKET GARDEN ON THE PROPERY, AND BUILT A STONE DUPLEX THAT STILL STANDS ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF 6TH AVENUE. REED WORKED AS A COAL MINER TO EARN MORE MONEY TOWARDS INVESTING IN FURTHER LAND, AND RAISED PIGS WITH SCRAP FOOD FROM THE NEARBY RCMP BARRACKS. IN 1901, REED PURCHASED 2.5 SECTIONS OF LAND NEAR PRESENT-DAY GRANUM WITH HIS FOUR SONS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; HIS SON BILLY LATER TOOK OVER THIS RANCH. REED WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN LETHBRIDGE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. IN EARLY 1906, HE PURCHASED EDGEHILL FARM, NEAR SIX MILE COULEE, BUT HE DIED LATER THAT YEAR ON APRIL 25. MARY REED LIVED AT THE FARM FOR YEARS AFTERWARD, AND DIED IN KELOWNA, B.C. IN 1932 AT HOME OF ONE OF HER SONS. BOTH JOB AND MARY REED ARE BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980031006 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, AND PERMANENT FILE P19920001001 FOR RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY AIMEE VIEL FOR A GALT MUSUEM EXHIBIT ON THE REED FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19980031005
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
STEVENGRAPH, BOOKMARK
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19940026016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEVENGRAPH, BOOKMARK
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
19
Width
4.1
Description
WHITE WOVEN RIBBON, WITH RED, BLUE, GREEN, AND YELLOW THREAD. YELLOW TASSEL AT BOTTOM. READS IN CALLIGRAPHY: "A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION WORDS' UTMOST ELOQUENCE WOULD FAIL MY FAITHFUL LOVE TO PROVE; THEN LET THIS LITTLE EMBLEM TELL, MY CONSTANCY IN LOVE." PURPLE AND WHITE FLOWER IN CENTER, WITH GREEN LEAVES AND VINES. PATTERN AT BOTTOM OF RIBBON INCLUDES CREST SHAPE WITH FLEUR-DE-LIS AT TOP, AND A TULIP AT EITHER SIDE. BOTTOM CORNERS OF RIBBON FOLDED BACK TO FORM POINT, AND READ "T. STEVENS COVENTRY". UNMOUNTED.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FAMILY. WOVEN BY THOMAS STEVENS OF COVENTRY, ENGLAND. STEVENGRAPHS DATE BACK TO THE 1860S, WHEN THE LIFTING OF IMPORT RESTRICTIONS ON SILK AND RIBBONS WIPED OUT THE DOMINANT INDUSTRY OF COVENTRY. WHILE THOUSANDS HAD TO EMIGRATE, STEVENS REMAINED, AND EVOLVED TECHNIQUES WHICH MADE IT POSSIBLE TO WEAVE SILKEN MINIATURES BY PROGRAMMING THE LOOM WITH CARDS. ALTHOUGH TENS OF THOUSANDS WERE PRODUCED BETWEEN 1862 AND 1914, PLUS A FEW UP TO 1939, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DESIGNS WAS ONLY 188. IN 1940, THE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION MANAGER TOOK A SAMPLE BOOK CONTAINING EVERY DESIGN, HOME FROM THE FACTORY. THE SAME NIGHT, THE COVENTRY AIR RAID DEMOLISHED THE STEVENS PLANT. THE COLLECTION OF SAMPLES IS NOW IN THE CITY'S MUSEUM. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A BELT BUCKLE DONATED BY AGNES BAINES (NEE GIBSON). LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH INDICATES THAT BAINES WAS BORN ON 20 JANUARY 1912 IN CARSTAIRS, ALBERTA. HER SIBLINGS WERE MILDRED BOS, JEAN MORGAN (D. 2000 IN EDMONTON, AB), ROBERT GIBSON, AND A BROTHER WHO PASSED AWAY AS AN INFANT. SHE MARRIED AL BAINES ON 31 DECEMBER 1941. BAINES’ OBITUARY STATES THAT THE COUPLE RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1945 ONWARDS. SHE PASSED AWAY ON 3 AUGUST 1999 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. HER HUSBAND, AL BAINES, WAS BORN IN LUNDBRECK, ALBERTA IN 1909. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH, HIS FATHER CAME TO THE AREA IN 1903 TO PUT A NEW RAIL LINE OVER THE FRANK SLIDE IN THE CROWSNEST PASS, ALBERTA. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR’S NEXT OF KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19940026016
Acquisition Date
1994-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 PAINT BRUSH. 3 CM LTH X 18.1 CM DIA.. HORSE HAIR BRITTLE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. .2 PAINT BRUSH. 1.3 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 5.1 CM LTH. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. YELLOW PAINT ADHERING TO BONE .3 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 8.2 CM LTH. GREEN PAINT. .4 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 8.9 CM LTH. .RED PAINT ADHERING TO BONE. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIANS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOXED TURTLE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980057001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOXED TURTLE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
8.4
Width
5.8
Description
CLEAR PLASTIC RECTANGULAR BOX. CONTAINS BLACK TURTLE WITH MOVING HEAD AND FRONT FEET (MOUNTED ON SPRINGS INTERNALLY). BOTTOM OF BOX IS COLORED BROWN AND GREEN; CHIPPING. RED AND GREEN FLORAL PATTERN PAINTED ON TOP OF BOX. ALL EDGES COVERED IN ADHESIVE TAPE. SIDE PANELS OF BOX ARE GLASS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, MAMIE GIBSON. TURTLE CAME FROM ORIENT; BROUGHT WITH DONOR'S AUNT FROM ENGLAND AROUND 1908-1910. DONOR'S FATHER WAS CHRIS GIBSON. HE WORKED IN 1912 FOR THE ALBERTA RAILWAY & IRRIGATION CO., THEN IN 1913 BECAME AN INSPECTOR FOR THE DOMINION WEIGHTS & MEASURES OFFICE, FOR 35 YEARS. HE ENLISTED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR AS A PAYMASTER. HE LATER OPERATED THE CITY ZOO. GIBSON'S COMMUNITY SERVICE INCLUDED TREASURER, ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL; AND (FOUNDING) MEMBER OF THE JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY, THE RED CROSS, THE SCOUTS, THE PLAYGOERS OF LETHBRIDGE, THE GALT HOSPITAL, THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND THE MASONIC LODGE IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A STOLE DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DORIS BALCOVSKE (NEE GIBSON) IS THE DAUGHTER OF CHRISTIAN GIBSON AND LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1886 AND WAS MARRIED IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ON JUNE 29, 1918 TO CHRISTIAN GIBSON. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPTEMBER 1919. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, LINDA WAS INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT LETHBRIDGE INCLUDING: “THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER OF THE IODE, PAST REGENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CHAPTER OF THE IODE, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, A FORMER MEMBER OF LOBA, AN HONOURARY MEMBER OF THE BETA SIGMA PHI SOCIETY, A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF GIRL GUIDES, CANADIAN RED CROSS, AND ST. AUGUSTINE’S WA.” LINDA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 IN AUGUST 1965. CHRISTIAN “CHRIS” GIBSON WAS BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND IN 1887, WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE LONDON, ENGLAND AREA, AND ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB IN JUNE 1908. HE HELD A NUMBER OF POSITIONS AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, INCLUDING: DISTRICT CLERK FOR ALBERTA RAILWAYS AND IRRIGATION COMPANY; MANAGER OF FAIR GROUNDS FOR THE WORLD DRY FARMING CONGRESS IN 1912; OPERATOR OF THE CITY ZOO; A POSITION WITH THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICE, WHICH INVOLVED TESTING SCALES AND GASOLINE PUMPS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, CHRIS ALSO JOINED THE MILITIA AND IN 1914 ENLISTED WITH THE 20TH BATTERY, CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY. HE SERVED FOR 5 YEARS AS PAYMASTER, EVENTUALLY REACHING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. IN 1930, CHRIS RECEIVED THE VICTORIA DECORATION, FOR LONG SERVICE AS AN OFFICER. CHRIS AND LINDA WERE BOTH HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE RED CROSS. CHRIS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 26, 1971. HE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER, MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON. MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY, ENGLAND ON JULY 29, 1892, THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF JOHN ANDREW AITKEN GIBSON AND LOUISA MARIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, SHE MOVED WITH HER PARENTS AND HER BROTHER FRED TO JOIN HER OTHER BROTHER CHRISTIAN. HER FATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1912 AND HER MOTHER IN 1943. MAMIE PASSED AT THE AGE OF 102 ON NOVEMBER 11, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PURSE AND HAIR ORNAMENTS DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. CONNECTIONS MADE WITH THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO ACQUIRE FURTHER ARTIFACT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DORIS BALCOVSKE'S OBITUARY WAS FOUND ON THE CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME'S WEBPAGE. IT STATES THAT SHE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1923. SHE WORKED FOR THE BANK OF MONTREAL FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL. SHE THEN WENT ON TO BECOME THE PROPRIETOR OF MARGO LADIES WEAR THROUGH THE 1950'S. SHE MARRIED HERB BALCOVSKE AND TOGETHER THEY HAD SANDRA BALCOVSKE AND MARCIA TAYLOR. DORIS PASSED AWAY ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT THE AGE OF 92 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980051003 FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19980057001
Acquisition Date
1999-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BED HALF SHEET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738218000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED HALF SHEET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
165.1
Width
88.9
Description
CROSS STITCH DESIGN, CROCHETED EDGING. COLOURS: GREEN, BLACK, RED, WINE, ORANGE, YELLOW, BLUE, PINK, PURPLE UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN. DECORATED HALF SHEET APPARENTLY FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
UKRAINIAN. EMBROIDERED IN JUROVA BY MARY VARZARI. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738218000
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLE CASKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
6.0
Width
3.5
Description
1. CHEST, TORTOISESHELL VENEER. ROUND SILVER BUTTON CAN BE PUSHED IN ORDER TO OPEN CHEST. THREE, ROUND IVORY FEET ON BOTTOM, ONE MISSING. SILVER BANNER ON TOP OF CHEST MARKED, “FM” IN CURSIVE. BACK, PROPER LEFT, BOTTOM CORNER, FRONT, PROPER RIGHT CORNER AND BACK PROPER RIGHT TOP CORNER ARE CHIPPED. INSIDE OF CHEST LINED WITH BLUE, FLORAL DAMASK. 3.1 CM HIGH BY 6.0 CM LONG BY 3.5 CM WIDE. 2. CHARM. AGATE HEART,TRANPARENT BROWN, BLACK, AND WHITE STRIPED. AGATE ANCHOR MISSING ONE ARM, TRANSPARENT ORANGE AND RED SWIRLS. CHARMS CONNECTED BY THREE METAL LOOPS. 0.5 CM HIGH BY 3.6 CM LONG BY 2.1 CM WIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ACCORDING TO DAVE MERESKI, A LOCAL GOLDSMITH, THE METHOD OF DRILLING HOLES AND LINKING THE CHARM TOGETHER WOULD DATE IT SOME TIME AFTER 1920. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016033
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738300000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.1
Diameter
3.5
Description
BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. TURNED ON A LATHE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRAINE) *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738300000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738293000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.2
Diameter
4.2
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRIANE) *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738293000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738299000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.4
Width
3.8
Description
TURNED ON A LATHE. BLACK, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, ORANGE. SCREW HOLE IN ONE END. UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
FROM OSHEWTSKI, BUKOVINA (UKRAINE) *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738299000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LEATHER GAUNTLETS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19970016000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEATHER GAUNTLETS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.4
Width
26.3
Description
PAIR OF TAN LEATHER GAUNTLETS WITH COLORFUL GLASS BEADS IN FLOWER PATTERN ON TOP SUFACE, LEATHER TASSELS ON UPPER HALF OF OUTER EDGE, AND LINED WITH DEEP PURPLE COTTON FABRIC. OTHER EDGES HAVE SCALLOPED LEATHER EDGES. LEFT GLOVE IS TORN AT THE BASE OF THE THUMB, HAS BLACK MARKS ON TOP OF MIDDLE AND PINKY FINGER, AND BOTTOM OF GLOVE IS SLIGHTLY SOILED. RIGHT HAND IS ALSO COMING APART AT BASE OF THUMB, BASE OF TASSELS ARE COMING APART FROM BODY OF GLOVE, AND HAS BLACK MARKS ACROSS INSIDE WRIST AND ON TIP OF PINKY FINGER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ITEMS WERE GIVEN TO JOHN SIMPSON'S GRANDFATHER, ALEXANDER MULLIGAN, BY A NATIVE GENTLEMAN. ACCORDING TO DONOR IT IS NOT KNOWN WHEN HE EXACTLY RECEIVED THE GAUNTLETS, BUT HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VIADUCT BRIDGE IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1908-09, AND MAY HAVE RECEIVED THEM AT THIS TIME. DONORS HAVE HAD GAUNTLETS FOR TWENTY YEARS, WHILE LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19970016000
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CROSS-STITCH PANEL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19940005006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS-STITCH PANEL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
46.2
Width
46.2
Description
SQUARE CREAM LINEN PATTERN HAS VARIOUS GUIDES ON PATTERN. TOP ROW HAS ALPHABET FROM A-I IN VARIOUS COLOURS, THE SECOND ROW HAS K-R IN MANY COLOURS, AND THE THIRD ROW HAS S-Y AND POSSIBLY Z(?). FROM THE MIDDLE DOWN THE PATTERN IS MOSTLY OF NATURAL DESIGNS (BIRDS, FLOWERS, LEAVES), AND HAS EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT STITCHES, THERE ARE ALSO OTHER UNIDENTIFIABLE PATTERN MODELS. ON THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND SIDE THERE IS A LARGE PIECE MISSING FROM THE PATTERN, THESE ENDS ARE FRAYING. THERE ARE ALSO MINOR TEARS AND WEARING IN THE FABRIC. A SMALL STAIN APPEARS IN THE BOTTOM MIDDLE.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
CROSS STITCH PATTERN SHEET WAS USED BEFORE BOOKS WERE AVAILABLE SO THAT WOMEN COULD KEEP SAMPLES FOR EMBROIDERY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF GLOVES DONATED BY ANNE DUECK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ANNE DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 13, 2004. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY “ANNE WAS KNOWN FOR HER TEACHING IN THE COMMUNITY OF COALDALE AT JOHN DAVIDSON AND R.I. BAKER SCHOOLS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT.” SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETER P. DUECK AND ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). PETER P. DUECK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON AUGUST 9, 1983. ANNA DUECK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN THE CRIMEA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, SHE LIVED IN COALDALE FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, EXCEPT FOR ONE YEAR. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON DECEMBER 13, 1981. PETER DUECK’S BROTHER WAS NAMED FRANK DUECK. FRANK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON JANUARY 9, 1983. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1926, WHERE HE FARMED IN THE COALDALE DISTRICT BEFORE RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE AND THEN CALGARY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19940005006
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
No. Pieces
10
Height
9.1
Length
4.1
Width
1.2
Description
TORTOISESHELL CASE AND LID WITH ASSORTED HOOKS AND NEEDLES AND HOLDER – 10 PIECES. REFER TO DIAGRAM IN PERMANENT FILE FOR LOCATIONS OF ITEMS IN CASE. 1. CASE, RECTANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL VENEER. NINE COMPARTMENTS. COMPARTMENT 6 HAS A NEEDLE STUCK IN IT. LARGEST COMPARTMENT LINED WITH RED VELVET. TORTOISESHELL IS CRACKING ALONG EDGES OF CASE. LID HAS BROKEN OFF. 7.8 CM HIGH BY 4.1 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 2. LID , RECTUANGULAR SHAPED. OUTSIDE COVERED WITH TORTOISESHELL. INSIDE LINED WITH RED PAPER. SILVER BANNER ON TOP MARKED, “FM”. 2.2 CM HIGH BY 3.8 CM LONG BY 1.2 CM WIDE. 3. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.2 CM IN DIAMETER. 4. NEEDLE, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, OTHER END TAPERS INTO A WEDGE SHAPE. TARNISHED. 5.4 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 5. NEEDLE, SILVER. BOTH ENDS TAPER TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 6. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ROUNDED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END BLUNT. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 7. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. ONE END TAPERS INTO A POINT, HOOK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF. TARNISHED. 5.5 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 8. CROCHET HOOK, SILVER. TINY POINTED HOOK AT ONE END, OTHER END COMES TO A POINT. TARNISHED. 5.6 CM LONG BY 0.1 CM IN DIAMETER. 9. CROCHET HOOK HOLDER. IVORY HANDLE WITH TWO ROUND, BLACK BANDS ON END CLOSEST TO SILVER HOLDER. TOP OF SILVER HOLDER DECORATED WITH BLACK BANDS, IT UNSCREWS FROM THE HANDLE TO REVEAL A SLOTTED, HOLLOW METAL SCREW. METAL ROD ENGRAVED “…EGISTERED…” 2 PIECES. 7.6 CM LONG BY 0.7 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PR. BABY MOCCASSINS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, FELT, FUR
Catalogue Number
P19640446000
  2 images  
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
Other Name
EVENING BAG
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, GLASS BEADS, PLASTIC (IMITATION IVORY)
Catalogue Number
P19900009001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVENING BAG
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, GLASS BEADS, PLASTIC (IMITATION IVORY)
No. Pieces
1
Height
31.4
Width
13
Description
BEADED COTTON CLOTH EVENING BAG WITH RING HANDLES OF IMITATION IVORY. PURSE IS BEADED WITH FLOWER & GEOMETRIC DESIGNS IN COLORS ON A BACKGROUND OF WHITE BEADS. BEADED TASSELS OR FRINGE ALONG BOTTOM. APPEAR TO BE GLASS BEADS. TEAR APP. 6CM ON ONE SIDE OF BEADS; SMALL TEAR AT TOP OF OPPOSITE SIDE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
GIVEN TO DONOR BY STEP-FATHER IN MID 1940'S FOLLOWING HIS MARRIAGE TO HER MOTHER IN 1943. DONOR'S MOTHER MARRIED T.R. NICHOLLS FORMER CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE CHIEF FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HER FIRST HUSBAND, J.W. WATKIN. PURSE WAS ORIGINALLY USED BY T.R. NICHOLLS FIRST WIFE & DONOR BELIEVES MADE FOR HER BY MEMBER OF BLOOD TRIBE OF ALBERTA. SEE ATTACHED LETTER FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900009001
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
5.0
Width
1.8
Description
BRASS BULLET HEAD FEATURES HAND-MODIFIED CARTRIDGE END, POUNDED & CUT INTO A MILITARY IRON CROSS-LIKE SHAPE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
TRENCH ART PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY FORMER OWNER HELEN NOBLE DURING WWI. NOBLE ACTED AS A NURSE DURING THE WAR. SHAPE OF ARTWORK LEADS TO SPECULATION THAT ARTIST MAY HAVE BEEN GERMAN AND MAY HAVE BEEN TREATED BY NOBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20090010001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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