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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.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016024
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MOTHER'S DAY PLAQUE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19970041066
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MOTHER'S DAY PLAQUE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
20.5
Width
15.6
Description
RECTANGULAR PAPER ARTWORK WITH GLASS FACE TAPED TO IT. PICTURE IS OF A COLORFUL BOUQUET OF FLOWERS ON LEFT SIDE AND TEXT SCROLL ON RIGHT SIDE WITH FLOWERS AROUND IT. TEXT IN SCROLL READS "TO MOTHER: POETS WRITE ABOUT HER, SONGS TELL OF HER LOVE, I CANNOT DO WITHOUT HER, IT'S 'MOTHER' I'M THINKING OF."
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PICTURE WAS GIVEN TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO), AS A GIFT FROM HER CHILDREN ON MOTHER'S DAY. LOIS NAKAYAMA WAS ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND WAS A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHEN SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF JAPAN'S KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY IN 1945. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS FOUND.
Catalogue Number
P19970041066
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FOIL
Catalogue Number
P19940002002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
FOIL
No. Pieces
1
Height
22
Width
17
Description
PLASTIC FOIL STAR DECORATION, WITH COILED WIRE BASE FOR ATTACHING TO TOP OF TREE. SIX POINTS ARE MADE WITH THREE LAYERS OF FOIL (SILVER WITH GOLD EXTERIORS), SEWN TOGETHER ALONG LENGTH OF POINTS. CENTER OF DECORATION HAS ONE SILVER AND ONE RED LAYER ON EACH SIDE, ALL ATTACHED IN CENTRE. BOTTOM POINT HAS TEAR IN MIDDLE LAYER OF FOIL, NEAR CENTER OF STAR, APPROXIMATELY 2CM IN LENGTH.
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ORNAMENT BOUGHT IN 1950'S FOR CHRISTMAS TREE BY DONOR. IS A DIFFICULT AND RARE DECORATION TO ACQUIRE. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “NO FURTHER INFORMATION.” ***
Catalogue Number
P19940002002
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041562
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
FELT, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
21.7
Width
8.4
Description
GREEN, BROWN AND WHITE FELT BUTTERFLY WIRED TO THE END OF A WOOD STICK.
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BUTTERFLY WAS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM OF DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041562
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOCRATES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19970041187
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOCRATES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.6
Length
7.9
Width
6.1
Description
WHITE PORCELAIN STATUE OF A BEARDED MAN IN ROBES SITTING WITH HIS HAND ON HIS FACE. ETCHED INTO BASE IS THE NAME "SOCRATES" IN GREEK LETTERING. "G.R." IS ETCHED INTO BACK OF BASE.
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STATUE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER AT COALDALE. REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041187
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COPPER, WAX
Catalogue Number
P19970041218
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Materials
NYLON, COPPER, WAX
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
10.5
Width
7.7
Description
THREE FLOWERS, ONE GREEN, ONE PURPLE, ONE BLUE, MADE FROM COPPER WIRING AND COLORED NYLON WRAPPED WITH GREEN WAX TAPE. EACH FLOWER HAS YELLOW WAX CENTRE.
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FLOWERS WERE MADE BY DONOR AT THE AGE OF 13 OR 14 WHILE ATTENDING CAMP OLIVER WHICH WAS AN ANGLICAN SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENAGERS NEAR CALGARY. HER FATHER REV. NAKAYAMA AND THEIR FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041218
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DEAR MOTHER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19930007003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DEAR MOTHER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.1
Width
22.0
Description
WOOD FRAMED ILLUSTRATION OF VASE & BOUQUET OF FLOWERS & CORSAGE WITH MESSAGE: "DEAR MOTHER YOU HAVE A WAY THAT'S ALL YOUR OWN OF SPREADING..." 7 LINES & TITLE. BOTTOM RIGHT "RIC".
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POSSIBLY A MOTHER'S DAY GIFT. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC ARTIFACT WAS FOUND, BUT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONORS, EARL AND MARY WAGNESS, WAS FOUND IN THEIR LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES. MARY WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ONTARIO IN 1905 AND MOVED TO ENCHANT, ALBERTA WITH HER FAMILY IN 1917. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY SHE WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY. MARY MARRIED EARL WAGNESS IN STAVELY IN 1929, AND OVER THE 61 YEARSOF THEIR MARRIAGE THEY LIVED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MOVING FOR EARL'S WORK WITH THE ALBERTA PACIFIC GRAIN COMPANY. THEY RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY WAS ACTIVE IN CURLING, THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, CHURCH CHOIR, AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK. EARL WAS A HOBBYIST WATCHMAKER - SEE RECORD P19930009001 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WATCHMAKING PRACTICE AND TOOLS. EARL DIED IN 1990, AND MARY DIED IN 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19930007003
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
BIRD ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, SYNTHETIC FIBER
Catalogue Number
P20010079005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIRD ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
METAL, SYNTHETIC FIBER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. 3.8 X 14.2 X 2.5. SILVER METALLIC. WINGS AND HEAD HAVE PINKISH AND YELLOWISH HUES ON THEM. BEAK IS ORANGE. TAIL IS MADE FROM STRANDS OF WHITE NYLON. BOTTOM OF BIRD HAS A SPRING COMING OUT OF IT, ATTACHED TO WHICH IS A REMNANT OF BROWN PLASTIC. 2. 5.0 X 7.7 X 2.5. RED METALLIC. BODY IS TEXTURED TO REPRESENT FEATHERS. BEAK IS BLACK. TAIL IS BROKEN OFF. OUT OF BOTTOM OF BIRD IS A SPRING, ATTACHED TO A CLIP.
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THESE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WERE PURCHASED BY THE DONORS PARENTS-IN-LAW, EILEEN AND CLARENCE LEECK, IN THE LATE 40'S, EARLY 50'S IN THE VULCAN AREA. THEY THEN LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20010079005
Acquisition Date
2001-12
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Museum
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Other Name
THOUSAND CRANES ORIGAMI HANGING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041691
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THOUSAND CRANES ORIGAMI HANGING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
110
Diameter
12
Description
ORIGAMI HANGING CONSISTS OF EIGHT LENGTHS OF MULTI-COLOURED PAPER ORIGAMI CRANES INTERLOCKED TO FORM VARYING LENGTHS. EACH STRAND OF CRANES IS FASTENED TO TOP OF OTHERS.
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ORIGAMI HANGING IS CALLED "THOUSAND CRANES" AND BECAME A POPULAR JAPANESE DECORATION FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS. 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
P19970041691
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
EMBROIDERED WALL HANGING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1959
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD,GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20070010000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMBROIDERED WALL HANGING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1959
Materials
COTTON, WOOD,GLASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
2
Length
54.5
Width
41
Description
FRAMED EMBROIDERED WALL HANGING. EMBROIDERED ON GRN COTTON. SCENE DISPLAYS A DEER AND FAWN IN THE FOREST. WORK IS FRAMED IN WOOD WITH A GLASS FRONT. BOTTOM OF WORK IS TEXT WRITTEN IN REVERSE "MANUFACTURED IN CANADA". BACK OF FRAME IS MARKED "BY IDA MAIN IN THE 1950S", "EATON CO CANADA".
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DONOR CLAIMED THAT THE EMBROIDERY PICTURES WERE DONE BY MISS IDA MAIN WHO WAS THE DAUGHTER OF JOEL GARFIELD AND MAE MAIN FROM SUNDAIL (TURIN AREA). DONOR RECALLED THAT IDA MAIN WAS BORN DEAF AND DUMB, AND AT THE AGE OF 9 SHE WAS SENT BY TRAIN TO WINNIPEG. IN WINNIPEG SHE WAS TAUGHT SIGN LANGUAGE AND BASIC ETIQUETTE. SHE RETURNED TO HER HOME FIVE YEARS LATER WHERE, SHE DID MANY NEEDLE PIECES UNTIL SHE WENT BLIND IN 1974. MAIN LIVED HER FINAL YEARS IN A NURSING HOME IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HER PASSING AT AGE 87 IN 1999. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE FOUND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY OF ILA MARY MAIN, DAUGHTER OF GARFIELD AND MAE MAIN OF SUNDIAL. VERA BAHR NEE MAIN, THE MOTHER OF DONOR MARY-BELLE TOLLESTRUP ACCORDING TO RECORD P20060031000-GA, IS LISTED AS ILA'S SISTER. ILA DIED ON JUNE 28, 1999 AT THE AGE OF 87. NO FURTHER BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS WERE FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P20070010000
Acquisition Date
2007-04
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Museum
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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.
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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
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Other Name
POSTER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990049009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POSTER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
78.3
Width
52.5
Description
RECTANGULAR POSTER, IN A NARROW, DARK BROWN, WOOD FRAME. POSTER IS OF A BLONDE GIRL, SITTING AT A TABLE, IN A COTTAGE IN THE WOODS, EATING OUT OF A BOWL. THERE ARE TWO OTHER BOWLS AND CHAIRS AT THE TABLE. TWO BEDS ARE VISIBLE THROUGH AN OPEN DOOR. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTER READS "[G]OLDEN LOCKS IN THE COTTAGE OF THE THREE BEARS". THE ARTIST HAS SIGNED BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER, BUT IS ALMOST UNREADABLE. BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER OF POSTER IS TORN, AND COMING OUT OF FRAME. PAPER IS BRITTLE.
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POSTER USED TO HANG IN THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY. WHEN IT WAS RENOVATED, THE POSTERS WERE DISCARDED. DONOR'S MOTHER WAS A JANITOR THERE AT THE TIME AND SAVED THEM. DONOR BELIEVES POSTER BELONGS IN A SET OF SIX. RELATED CATALOGUE # P19990049001-GA. DONOR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1930. HE CAME WITH HIS PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. SHE WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE ARTIST OF THIS PRINT AND P19990049001-GA, OR FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ARTIFACTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, LLOYD TRONE, WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049009
Acquisition Date
1999-10
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Other Name
POSTER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990049001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POSTER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
78.0
Width
52.3
Description
POSTER, FRAMED IN NARROW, DARK BROWN, WOOD FRAME, WITH GLASS OVERLAY. POSTER IS OF A BLONDE GIRL, IN A BLUE DRESS AND WHITE APRON, HOLDING A BOTTLE OF RED LIQUID. SHE IS IN A BEDROOM, IN FRONT OF A DRESSING TABLE. ALSO VISIBLE IN THE ROOM IS A CHIAR, A DRESSER, PART OF A BED, AND A WINDOW. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTER READS "9. ALICE IN THE WHITE RABBIT'S ROOM". ARTIST HAS SIGNED BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER OF POSTER. PAINT IS CHIPPING OFF WOOD FRAME.
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POSTER USED TO HANG IN CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY. WHEN IT WAS RENOVATED IN THE 1950'S POSTER WAS DISCARDED. DONOR'S MOTHER WAS A JANITOR THERE AT THE TIME AND SAVED THE POSTER. DONOR THINKS IT BELONGS IN A SET OF SIX. RELATED CATALOGUE # P19990049009-GA. DONOR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1930; CAME WITH HIS PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. SHE WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE ARTIST OF THIS PRINT AND P19990049009-GA, OR FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ARTIFACTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, LLOYD TRONE, WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049001
Acquisition Date
1999-10
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Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19990035196
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
74.2
Width
55.5
Description
BLACK WOOD FRAME. THE PRINT IS OF A UNION JACK - RED, WHITE, AND BLUE - ON AN OFF-WHITE BACKGROUND. FLAG IS ATTACHED TO A BLUE FLAGPOLE. BENEATH THE FLAG IN BLUE IS "SHALL WE NOT THRO' GOOD AND ILL CLEAVE TO ONE ANOTHER STILL? BRITAIN'S MYRIAD VOICES CALL, "SONS, BE WEDDED EACH AND ALL, INTO ONE IMPERIAL WHOLE, ONE WITH BRITAIN, HEART AND SOUL! ONE LIFE, ONE FLAG, ONE FLEET, ONE THRONE!" BRITONS, HOLD YOUR OWN! TENNYSON". ON THE FRAME THERE IS A GREEN PLASTIC TAG EMBOSSED WITH "1987.562". WRITTEN ON THE BACK IN BLACK FELT MARKER IS "416". THERE IS ALSO A WIRE ATTACHED TO TWO HOOKS, IN BACK OF FRAME, FOR HANGING. TWO CURTAIN HOOKS ARE HANGING FROM WIRE.
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SEE P19990035001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. WHILE SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS PRINT (PRESUMABLY AN INDIVIDUAL WITH TIES TO THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB), SHE DID LEARN THE ORIGINS OF THE VERSES REPRODUCED ALONGSIDE THE IMAGE OF THE UNION JACK FLAG. THE LINES ARE EXCERPTED FROM A POEM WRITTEN BY ALFRED LORD TENNYSON FOR THE OPENING OF THE 1886 COLONIAL AND INDIAN EXHIBITION, HELD IN LONDON. THE EXHIBITION FOLLOWED THE 'WORLD'S FAIR' FORMAT, WHICH WAS HIGHLY POPULAR AT THE TIME, AND FEATURED DISPLAYS FROM NATIONS COLONIZED UNDER THE BRITISH EMPIRE. THE PRINCE OF WALES COMMISSIONED TENNYSON TO WRITE THE WELCOMING POEM TO BE READ AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION BY QUEEN VICTORIA. THE POEM PRAISES THE STRENGTH OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND INVOKES THE IMAGE OF THE BRITISH FLAG. NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRINTER, BERTRAND GALLOWAY IN VANCOUVER, OR A DEFINITIVE DATE OF THE PRINT WAS FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF RELEVANT EXCERPTS FROM 'THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON' (1961).
Catalogue Number
P19990035196
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WESTPORT GARDEN PRINT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20010057004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WESTPORT GARDEN PRINT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.4
Length
24.6
Width
23.6
Description
PRINT OF A PAINTING OF "A WESTPORT GARDEN". THE IMAGE IS OF A HOUSE THAT HAS A PLETHORA OF FLOWERS OUT FRONT AS WELL AS A WALKWAY. THERE ARE TWO CHIMNEY'S ON THE HOUSE. THE FRAME IS MADE OF WOOD AND PAINTED GOLD. THE MATTE AROUND THE PICTURE IS A LIGHT YELLOW COLOR WITH A SMALL DARK BROWN BORDER AROUND THE IMAGE.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, THE LATE MS. HAZEL MCNABB, PLEASE SEE P20010057001-GA AND THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. INCLUDED IN THE FILE, IS A 50 MIN INTERVIEW WITH MCNABB'S CLOSE FRIEND MARY OORDT FROM 20 MAY 2014. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MCNABB FAMILY AND THE DONOR, HAZEL MCNABB, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES, MCNABB'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE ORAL HISTORY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN WITH MARY OORDT. HAZEL RUTH MCNABB WAS BORN IN 1912 AND RAISED ON THE MCNABB FAMILY RANCH SOUTH OF FORT MACLEOD. HER PARENTS WERE JOE AND MAY (NEE OAKEN) MCNABB, AND HER SIBLINGS WERE FRANK AND FLORENCE. DURING HER TEENS SHE PLAYED THE PIANO IN LOCAL BANDS THAT TOURED THE RURAL COMMUNITIES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN HER ADULT LIFE SHE WORKED FOR THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONE COMPANY, ADVANCE LUMBER COMPANY AND TD BANK IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE AND HER LIFE-LONG COMPANION ALBERTA MCDOUGALL LIVED AND TRAVELLED TOGETHER, AND MCNABB WAS AN AVID CAMPER, HUNTER, AND OUTDOORSWOMAN. WHEN MCNABB MOVED FROM HER HOME INTO THE EDITH CAVELL CARE CENTRE IN 2002, SOME OF THE CONTENTS OF HER HOME, BELONGINGS OF HERS AND SOME FROM THE FAMILY RANCH, WERE DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM. HAZEL MCNABB DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MARCH 10, 2008. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL AND TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW WITH MARY OORDT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST OF THIS PRINT, WALLACE NUTTING, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE WALLACE NUTTING GALLERY WEBSITE. WALLACE NUTTING WAS BORN IN ROCKBOTTOM, MASSACHUSETTS IN 1861, AND GRADUATED FROM HARVARD IN 1887. IN 1899 HE BEGAN HIS PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICE AND FIVE YEARS LATER OPENED THE WALLACE NUTTING ART PRINTS STUDIO IN NEW YORK, SHORTLY AFTER MOVING THE BUSINESS TO A FARM IN SOUTHBURY, CONNECTICUT. HIS HAND-COLOURED PHOTOGRAPHS AND LIMITED EDITION PRINTS WERE EXCEEDINGLY POPULAR, AND BY HIS OWN ACCOUNT HE SOLD 10,000,000 PRINTS. NUTTING IS KNOWN FOR PASTORAL LANDSCAPE SCENES, AND ALSO AUTHORED MORE THAN 20 BOOKS IN HIS LIFETIME ON LANDSCAPE SCENERY AND EARLY AMERICAN ANTIQUES. WALLACE NUTTING DIED IN 1941 AND IS BURIED IN MAINE.
Catalogue Number
P20010057004
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HONEYMOON BLOSSOMS PRINT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20010057003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HONEYMOON BLOSSOMS PRINT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.4
Length
24.6
Width
23.6
Description
PRINT IS OF A GARDEN SCENE IN FRONT OF A HOUSE. THERE IS A LARGE TREE WITH A LOT OF PINK FLOWERS ON IT. A PATH LEADS TO THE HOUSE. THE FRAME IS MADE OUT OF WOOD, AND HAS BEEN PAINTED GOLD. THE MATTE AROUND THE PICTURE IS LIGHT YELLOW WITH A DARK BROWN SECTION IMMEDIATELY AROUND THE PICTURE. THERE ARE THE WORDS "HONEYMOON BLOSSOMS" AT THE BOTTOM LEFT PORTION OF THE PICTURE.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, THE LATE MS. HAZEL MCNABB, PLEASE SEE P20010057001-GA AND THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. INCLUDED IN THE FILE, IS A 50 MIN INTERVIEW WITH MCNABB'S CLOSE FRIEND MARY OORDT FROM 20 MAY 2014. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MCNABB FAMILY AND THE DONOR, HAZEL MCNABB, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES, MCNABB'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND THE ORAL HISTORY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN WITH MARY OORDT. HAZEL RUTH MCNABB WAS BORN IN 1912 AND RAISED ON THE MCNABB FAMILY RANCH SOUTH OF FORT MACLEOD. HER PARENTS WERE JOE AND MAY (NEE OAKEN) MCNABB, AND HER SIBLINGS WERE FRANK AND FLORENCE. DURING HER TEENS SHE PLAYED THE PIANO IN LOCAL BANDS THAT TOURED THE RURAL COMMUNITIES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN HER ADULT LIFE SHE WORKED FOR THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONE COMPANY, ADVANCE LUMBER COMPANY AND TD BANK IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE AND HER LIFE-LONG COMPANION ALBERTA MCDOUGALL LIVED AND TRAVELLED TOGETHER, AND MCNABB WAS AN AVID CAMPER, HUNTER, AND OUTDOORSWOMAN. WHEN MCNABB MOVED FROM HER HOME INTO THE EDITH CAVELL CARE CENTRE IN 2002, SOME OF THE CONTENTS OF HER HOME, BELONGINGS OF HERS AND SOME FROM THE FAMILY RANCH, WERE DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM. HAZEL MCNABB DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MARCH 10, 2008. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL AND TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW WITH MARY OORDT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST OF THIS PRINT, WALLACE NUTTING, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE WALLACE NUTTING GALLERY WEBSITE. WALLACE NUTTING WAS BORN IN ROCKBOTTOM, MASSACHUSETTS IN 1861, AND GRADUATED FROM HARVARD IN 1887. IN 1899 HE BEGAN HIS PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICE AND FIVE YEARS LATER OPENED THE WALLACE NUTTING ART PRINTS STUDIO IN NEW YORK, SHORTLY AFTER MOVING THE BUSINESS TO A FARM IN SOUTHBURY, CONNECTICUT. HIS HAND-COLOURED PHOTOGRAPHS AND LIMITED EDITION PRINTS WERE EXCEEDINGLY POPULAR, AND BY HIS OWN ACCOUNT HE SOLD 10,000,000 PRINTS. NUTTING IS KNOWN FOR PASTORAL LANDSCAPE SCENES, AND ALSO AUTHORED MORE THAN 20 BOOKS IN HIS LIFETIME ON LANDSCAPE SCENERY AND EARLY AMERICAN ANTIQUES. WALLACE NUTTING DIED IN 1941 AND IS BURIED IN MAINE.
Catalogue Number
P20010057003
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHRISTMAS WREATH
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, FOIL, CELLOPHANE
Catalogue Number
P20010093002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS WREATH
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, FOIL, CELLOPHANE
No. Pieces
2
Height
6.5
Length
28.5
Width
25.7
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RECTANGULAR BOX. RED WITH WHITE STARS AND BELLS. FRONT OF BOX HAS A RING SHAPE CUT OUT. IN CENTER OF RING IS A GREEN TREE WITH "MADE IN U.S.A." BELOW IT. SIDES OF BOX READ "CHRISTMAS WREATH" ON A GREEN BACKGROUND. BOTTOM OF BOX IS WHITE; READS "NO. 10-WREATH", IN RED. BOX HAS BEEN CRUSHED AND HAS 2 MAJOR TEARS AND A FEW MINOR ONES. 2. WREATH. 5.5 X 22.5(D). WREATH IS MADE FROM ALTERNATING CIRCLES OF CRIMPED SILVER FOIL AND RED CELLOPHANE. ATTACHED TO WREATH AT BOTTOM IS A LENGTH OF WIDE GREEN RIBBON, TIED IN A BOW, AND A SILVER PAPER FLOWER WITH A RED CENTER. TIED TO TOP OF WREATH IS BLACK THREAD (FOR HANGING). CELLOPHANE IS BRITTLE.
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PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093002
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, BRASS, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19860142000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CLOTH, BRASS, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
2
Length
11.0
Width
8.5
Description
EACH PETITE POINT IS A FIGURE IN 15TH CENTURY FORMAL ATTIRE, ONE MALE, ONE FEMALE. COLORS INCLUDE BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE, PINK, GREEN. EACH FRAME IS BRASS WITH PLASTIC INLAY TO SIMULATE MOTHER OF PEARL. ONE FRAME HAS 2 PIECES OF INLAY MISSING. .1 MALE FIGURE .2 FEMALE FIGURE
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MADE BY BETTY HUVER. DONOR STATES THAT BETTY HUVER OFTEN TRAVELLED WITH HER HUSBAND WHO WAS A SALESMAN FOR BURNS MEATS. SHE DID "FANCY WORK" AS SHE WAITED IN THE CAR FOR HER HUSBAND TO CONCLUDE BUSINESS IN VARIOUS ESTABLISHMENTS. BETTY HUVER WAS AT ONE TIME LETHBRIDGE CITY LADIES GOLF CHAMPION. DONOR SAYS SHE WAS TOLD PETIT POINT DONE BETWEEN 1930 & 1950. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CORA HASTINGS. RESEARCH CONDUCTED AS PART OF THE AUDIT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN IDENTIFYING THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN. ATTACHED TO THE ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE IS THE OBITUARY OF HASTINGS. IT READS: "CORA JEWELL HASTINGS DIED IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ON JANUARY 30, 2011. BORN IN MERCER, PENNSYLVANIA, ON DECEMBER 7TH, 1925, CORA IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1967 TO ACCEPT A POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE. SHW WAS THE FOUNDING COORDINATOR OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION CURRICULUM LABORATORY LOCATED IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. SHE RETIRED FROM THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN 1984." FOR FULL OBITUARY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19860142000
Acquisition Date
1986-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHIEF SHOT BOTH SIDES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1959
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OIL ON BOARD, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20060007000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHIEF SHOT BOTH SIDES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1959
Materials
OIL ON BOARD, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
83
Length
64.5
Description
PORTRAIT OF CHIEF SHOT BOTH SIDES. BACKGROUND GREY ONE SIDE DEPICTING A BR HAND AND THREE HORSES IN ORANGE, RD AND YLLW. CENTER OF IMAGE DISPLAYS AN ELDER ABORIGINAL MAN IN TRADITIONAL DRESS INCLUDING A LARGE FEATHER HEAD DRESS.
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PORTRAIT SUBJECT CLAIMED TO BE CHIEF SHOT BOTH SIDES AND ARTIST ATTRIBUTED TO BE PERCY PLAIN WOMEN (AKA. TWO GUN). DONOR'S FATHER R.H. JEACOCK OPERATED THE 2ND LARGEST INSURANCE BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE. JEACOCK IS THOUGHT TO HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH TWO GUN BECAUSE OF HIS KNOWN DEALINGS WITH PERSONS ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. DONOR CLAIMED THAT TWO GUN VISITED JEACOCK'S BUSINESS IN THE 50S AND GAVE HIS FATHER THREE PAINTINGS IN EXCHANGE FOR CASH. JEACOCK WAS ASKED BY TWO GUN TO HOLD THE WORKS UNTIL HE COULD RETURN TO PAY OFF THE LOAN AND COLLECT THE WORKS. TWO GUN NEVER RETURNED SO THE PAINTINGS REMAINED IN JEACOCKS HANDS. IN 1969 OR 1970 THE DONOR'S FATHER MOVED TO SPAIN AND GAVE THE DONOR THE LARGEST OF THREE PAINTINGS. THE OTHER TWO WERE GIVEN TO SOME OF HIS FATHERS FRIENDS FOR SAFEKEEPING, THE LOCATION OF THE OTHER TWO WORKS IS UNKNOWN. THE PAINTING IS NOT SIGNED. IN 1973 THE DONOR ATTEMPTED TO LOCATED TWO GUN TO ASK FOR THE PAINTING TO BE SIGNED. TWO GUN'S SIGNATURE BEING TWO RIFFLES CROSSED WITH TWO GUN WRITTEN BETWEEN THE BARRELS OF THE TWO RIFFLES. THE DEPARTMENT INFORMED THE DONOR THAT TWO GUN HAD DIED ABOUT SIX MONTHS PRIOR. THE PAINTING WAS RE-FRAMED IN THE MID-80S AND HUNG IN THE DONOR'S HOME UNTIL IT WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, TWO GUN, WITH INFORMATION FROM CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND RECORD P20130026000. PERCY “TWO GUN” PLAIN WOMAN WAS BORN IN 1895 AND RAISED ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. WITH A GRADE SEVEN EDUCATION, HE LEFT RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL TO TAKE UP LIFE AS A COW PUNCHER. HE SOON BECAME AN EXPERT RIDER AND BRONC BUSTER AND RODEOED THROUGHOUT THE WEST. TWO GUN WAS NEARLY 50 BEFORE HE BEGAN TO TAKE A SERIOUS INTEREST IN ART. AS A MIDDLE-AGED MAN HE TOOK A FEW LESSONS AT THE BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ART, AND PAINTED TRADITIONAL DESIGNS ON TEEPEES PRIOR TO HIS LATER PORTRAITURE PRACTICE. HIS DEPICTIONS OF TRADITIONAL NATIVE LIFE AND PORTRAITS OF IMPORTANT BLOOD AND BLACKFOOT INDIVIDUALS BECAME WELL KNOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA. TWO GUN WAS COMMISSIONED TO PAINT A HISTORY OF THE BLACKFOOT TRIBES ON THE LOBBY WALLS OF THE PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK. HE FIRST SOLD HIS PAINTINGS TO A LOCAL RESTAURANT FOR $5.00 BUT AS HE BECAME KNOWN DEMAND FOR HIS WORKS INCREASED. IT WAS ONLY IN THE LATER YEARS OF HIS LIFE THAT HE MADE A LIVING OFF HIS ART. DURING THE 1950S TWO GUN CONTRACTED TUBERCULOSIS AND WAS A PATIENT AT CHARLES CAMSELL HOSPITAL IN EDMONTON FOR FOUR YEARS. HE DIED AT AGE 66 IN CARDSTON HOSPITAL. HE USED THE SYMBOL OF TWO CROSSED OR PARALLEL RIFLES TO ACCOMPANY HIS SIGNATURE IN MANY CASES, AS THE NAME TWO GUN WAS HANDED DOWN BY AN UNCLE, CHIEF EAGLECHILD. HIS NEPHEW WAS GERALD TAILFEATHERS, ALSO A WELL-KNOWN CANADIAN NATIVE ARTIST. FOR COPIES OF CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON TWO GUN, SEE PERMANENT FILE P20030029000. FOR HARDCOPIES OF THE ARTIST'S DEATH REGISTRATION, MATERIAL DEVELOPED FOR A 1990 EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK, AND CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN MUSEUM STAFF AND HUGH DEMPSEY REGARDING THE ARTIST, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640615000. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THIS PORTRAIT'S SUBJECT, CHIEF SHOT BOTH SIDES (SOMETIMES CALLED "SHOT-ON-BOTH-SIDES"), WAS EXCERPTED FROM THE BOOK 'KAINAI CHIEFTANSHIP: HISTORY, EVOLUTION AND CULTURE OF THE BLOOD INDIANS, ORIGIN OF THE SUN DANCE' BY ARCHDEACON S.H. MIDDLETON, AND THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA: ATSO'TOAH, AS KNOWN AS SHOT-ON-BOTH-SIDES, WAS BORN IN THE SPRING OF 1873, FOUR YEARS BEFORE THE SIGNING OF TREATY NUMBER SEVEN IN 1877, AND DESCENDED FROM A LINE OF FAMOUS WARRIORS. SON OF CROP EARED-WOLF, AND GRANDSON OF THE NOTED BRAVE AND LEADER, RED CROW, THE ROBE OF HEAD CHIEF FELL ABOUT HIS SHOULDERS AT THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER IN 1913. AS THE REPOSITORY OF THE MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE OF HIS PEOPLE, HE PASSED THROUGH THE HORN SOCIETY NO LESS THAN EIGHT TIMES; THROUGH THE BLACK SEIZERS TWICE, AND PASSED PROGRESSIVELY THROUGH THE SOLDIER SOCIETIES, THE DOVES, THE BRAVES, THE CRAZY DOGS, THE CROW CARRIERS AND THE MOSQUITOES. AMONGST THE SACRED OBJECTS ENTRUSTED TO HIM WERE THE SACRED BUNDLES OF THE BUFFALO STONE NECKLACE; THE WRISTLETS OF THE BLACK SEIZERS; THE HORN HEADDRESS; THE WEASEL-TAIL ROBE; THE BUFFALO-HEAD TEPEE; THE LONG-TIME -MEDICINE-PIPE; THE SUN-LODGE HIDE, AND VARIOUS OTHER ARTICLES, INCLUDING AN ANCIENT SWORD AND MEDICINE DRUM. CHIEF SHOT-ON-BOTH-SIDES DIED IN 1956.
Catalogue Number
P20060007000
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990035114
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Description
1. BANANA-4.1CM(H)X17.0CM(L)X3.9CM(W). HOLLOW SOFT PLASTIC. BRIGHT YELLOW WITH TINY BROWN SPECKS ALL OVER IT. THE ENDS ARE LIGHT GREEN. "MADE IN HONG KONG" IS EMBOSSED ONTO ONE SIDE. 2. 2 ORANGES W/ LEAVES-13.3CM(H)X13.3CM(L)X6.7CM(W). TWO HOLLOW, SOFT PLASTIC ORANGES. EACH HAS A GREEN STEM WHICH JOIN TOGETHER TO FORM A MAIN STEM, ATTACHED TO WHICH ARE THREE GREEN LEAVES. EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF ONE LEAF IS "MADE IN HONG KONG". THE TOP OF THE STEM HAS A LOOP ON ONE SIDE. THE FRUIT ARE BRIGHT ORANGE, AND ARE DARKER IN PLACES. THEY ARE ALSO POCK-MARKED. 3. ORANGE-7.5CM(H)X6.3CM(D). A SINGLE HARD PLASTIC ORANGE. IS A SLIGHTLY DARKER ORANGE THAN THE PREVIOUS TWO. HAS TINY AMOUNTS OF GREEN ON THE BOTTOM. HAS NO STEM BUT JUST A NUB ON TOP. ORANGE IS POCK-MARKED. HAS VISIBLE CUT MARKS ON THE SEAM. 4. APPLE-9.3CM(H)X8.9CM(L)X5.6(W). HOLLOW, SOFT PLASTIC. APPLE IS A LIGHT RED ON TOP AND TURNS TO YELLOW AT THE BOTTOM. HAS A GREEN PLASTIC STEM TO WHICH THREE GREEN LEAVES ARE ATTACHED. EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF ONE LEAF IS "MADE IN HONG KONG". THE TOP OF THE STEM HAS A LOOP ON ONE SIDE. 5. LEMONS-11.6CM(H)X10.1CM(L)X4.2CM(W). TWO HOLLOW, SOFT PLASTIC, BRIGHT YELLOW LEMONS. THE LEMONS HAVE A ROUGH TEXTURE. EACH LEMON HAS A GREEN PLASTIC STEM WHICH JOIN TOGETHER TO FORM A MAIN STEM, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THREE GREEN LEAVES. EMBOSSED ON THE BACK OF ONE LEAF IS "MADE IN HONG KONG". THE TOP OF THE STEM HAS A LOOP ON ONE SIDE.
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THE SINGLE ORANGE (.3) SEEMS TO BE OF A DIFFERENT ORIGIN THAN THE REST OF THE FRUIT. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035114
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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