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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
ANGEL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20030049032
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGEL
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2003
Materials
PLASTIC, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
18
Width
9
Description
PLASTIC ANGEL WITH WINGS IN A CLOUD OF COTTON. GLD STRING ATTACHED TO TOP OF ANGEL. ANGEL HAS CHILD-LIKE APPEARANCE WITH CLOSED EYES, ROSY CHEEKS, AND HANDS FOLDED IN PRAYER GESTURE. FACE AND WINGS ARE HAND PAINTED. YLLW WINGS ON BACK. ANGEL IS SITTING IN A CLOUD MADE FROM COTTON WITH SPARKLES AND FIVE SILVER STARS.
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BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, IRIS STEWART. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049032
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FIGURINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEAD, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041827
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIGURINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
LEAD, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.7
Length
4.5
Width
3.5
Description
LEAD SCULPTURE OF A FACELESS CHILD IN RAIN GEAR. RAIN GEAR HAS COPPER BUTTONS. STAMPED INTO BASE IS "HUDSON".
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SCULPTURE WAS FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF DONOR'S PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA. ORIGIN UNKNOWN. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041827
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PAPER, GLASS, ORGANIC MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19970041826
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, PAPER, GLASS, ORGANIC MATERIAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.2
Length
9.2
Width
9.2
Description
SQUARE STEEL FRAME WITH BRASS COLOURING AND CLEAR GLASS. PICTURE IS OF FIVE PRESS MUSHROOMS WITH SEVERAL PRESSED FLOWERS TO THE SIDE. CIRCULAR RED INK JAPANESE SEAL.
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PICTURE WAS A GIFT TO DONOR'S PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA, FROM AYA SUZUKI SAEGUSA (DAVID SUZUKI'S AUNT). THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041826
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PAPER PAGODA
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041854
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER PAGODA
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
17.7
Diameter
15
Description
PAPER SCULPTED PAGODA IS GREEN, WHITE AND YELLOW PAPER WRAPPERS FOLDED AND SEWN TOGETHER TO FORM MINIATURE STRUCTURE WITH THREE FEET AND CIRCULAR TAPERED ROOF. MIDDLE PORTION OF BODY HAS THREE WINDOWS WHICH ARE COVERED WITH GOLD COLOURED FOIL. CENTRAL WOODEN SHAFT PROTRUDES 1CM AT APEX OF ROOF AND IS COVERED WITH GREEN FOIL PAPER.
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MINIATURE PAGODA WAS MADE AS A GIFT FOR DONOR'S FATHER BY SOMEONE FROM THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHERE HE MOVED IN 1980. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041854
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PAPER PARASOL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041855
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAPER PARASOL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
14
Diameter
15.7
Description
PAPER SCULPTED PARASOL IS GREEN, WHITE AND YELLOW PAPER WRAPPERS FOLDED AND SEWN TOGETHER TO FORM MINIATURE UMBRELLA WITH GREEN PIPING WOVEN IN BETWEEN SUPPORT RODS. CENTRAL WOOD SHAFT IS COVERED WITH SILVER COLOURED FOIL PAPER BELOW UMBRELLA AND WITH GREEN FOIL PAPER ABOVE. TIP OF SHAFT ALSO HAS RED NYLON TASSEL.
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ART
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DECORATIVE ARTS
History
MINIATURE PARASOL WAS MADE AS A GIFT FOR DONOR'S FATHER BY SOMEONE FROM THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER WHERE HE MOVED IN 1980. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041855
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STONE (QUARTZ?)
Catalogue Number
P19970090002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, STONE (QUARTZ?)
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.2
Length
16.3
Width
6.8
Description
BLACK LACQUERED WOOD CARVING. CONSISTS OF ADULT AND BABY WATER BUFFALO, BOTH MOUNTED WITH NAILS TO BASE. SITTING ON ADULT BUFFALO IS FIGURE CARVED FROM GOLD COLOURED GEMSTONE, PLAYING FLUTE. DISC-LIKE HAT HELD IN PLACE BY FISHING LINE TIED AROUND FLUTE.
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ART
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GIVEN TO DONOR BY PARENTS IN VIETNAM. DAT TRAN WAS BORN IN HUE, AND HIS WIFE GIANG MAC, WAS BORN IN PHAN THIET, VIETNAM. BOTH CAME TO CANADA INDIVIDUALLY IN 1979 AS REFUGEES, AND MET AT A WEDDING IN LETHBRIDGE, AND WERE LATER MARRIED ON JULY 1, 1989. TOGETHER THEY OPENED THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT EIGHT YEARS AGO, THE ONLY AUTHENTIC VIETMANESE RESTAURANT IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, DAT TRAN, WAS DEVELOPED FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH TRAN IN THE FEBRUARY 7, 1992 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. TRAN WAS BORN IN 1958 IN HUE, VIETNAM, AND HIS FATHER WAS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY. AS A RESULT OF HIS FATHER'S MILITARY AFFILIATION, THE FAMILY WAS PERSECUTED BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY SEIZED CONTROL OF THE SOUTH IN 1975. TRAN WAS FORCED TO LEAVE HIS SCHOOLING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAIGON, AND THE FAMILY WAS CLOSELY WATCHED BY THE GOVERNMENT. IN 1979, TRAN AND SOME FRIENDS FOUND AN ORGANIZATION WILLING TO HELP THEM ESCAPE THE COUNTRY BY BOAT IF THEY PAID FOR THE COST OF FUEL AND FOOD. 77 PEOPLE SPENT THREE DAYS AND FOUR NIGHTS ABOARD A 12-METRE BOAT UNTIL THE BOAT BEGAN TO LEAK AND THEY WERE RESCUED BY A WEST GERMAN SHIP. THEY WERE TAKEN TO A REFUGEE CAMP IN MALAYSIA, HOUSING OVER 15,000 VIETNAMESE, WHERE TRAN WAITED FOR THREE MONTHS BEFORE RECEIVING HIS PLACEMENT IN CANADA. TRAN'S DESIGNATED CITY WAS LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WOULD MEET HIS FUTURE WIFE, GIANG MAC, ALSO A VIETNAMESE REFUGEE. THE COUPLE HAVE BEEN PART OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT SINCE 1990. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.
Catalogue Number
P19970090002
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MOSAIC PLAQUE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970090001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MOSAIC PLAQUE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.1
Length
40.2
Width
20.2
Description
2 BLACK LACQUERED HANGINGS WITH A MOSAIC SCENE, ONE WITH A BOAT IN THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER AND TWO FIGURES IN THE BACKGROUND, AND OTHER HAS FOUR FIGURES WORKING IN A FIELD, ONE ON A COW. HANGINGS ARE MADE OF LACQUERED COVERED WOOD, MADE WITH A MOSAIC OF TINY PIECES OF MATERIAL. SURFACE IS SLIGHTLY WORN, BUT OVERALL ARE IN GOOD CONDITON. EACH HAS A SMALL HOOK ON THE BACK TO HANG ITEM.
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ART
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GIVEN TO DONOR BY PARENTS IN VIETNAM. DAT TRAN WAS BORN IN HUE, AND HIS WIFE GIANG MAC, WAS BORN IN PHAN THIET, VIETNAM. BOTH CAME TO CANADA INDIVIDUALLY IN 1979 AS REFUGEES, AND MET AT A WEDDING IN LETHBRIDGE, AND WERE LATER MARRIED ON JULY 1, 1989. TOGETHER THEY OPENED THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, DAT TRAN, WAS DEVELOPED FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH TRAN IN THE FEBRUARY 7, 1992 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. TRAN WAS BORN IN 1958 IN HUE, VIETNAM, AND HIS FATHER WAS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY. AS A RESULT OF HIS FATHER'S MILITARY AFFILIATION, THE FAMILY WAS PERSECUTED BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY SEIZED CONTROL OF THE SOUTH IN 1975. TRAN WAS FORCED TO LEAVE HIS SCHOOLING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAIGON, AND THE FAMILY WAS CLOSELY WATCHED BY THE GOVERNMENT. IN 1979, TRAN AND SOME FRIENDS FOUND AN ORGANIZATION WILLING TO HELP THEM ESCAPE THE COUNTRY BY BOAT IF THEY PAID FOR THE COST OF FUEL AND FOOD. 77 PEOPLE SPENT THREE DAYS AND FOUR NIGHTS ABOARD A 12-METRE BOAT UNTIL THE BOAT BEGAN TO LEAK AND THEY WERE RESCUED BY A WEST GERMAN SHIP. THEY WERE TAKEN TO A REFUGEE CAMP IN MALAYSIA, HOUSING OVER 15,000 VIETNAMESE, WHERE TRAN WAITED FOR THREE MONTHS BEFORE RECEIVING HIS PLACEMENT IN CANADA. TRAN'S DESIGNATED CITY WAS LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WOULD MEET HIS FUTURE WIFE, GIANG MAC, ALSO A VIETNAMESE REFUGEE. THE COUPLE HAVE BEEN PART OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE SAIGONESE RESTAURANT SINCE 1990. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.
Catalogue Number
P19970090001
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
1000 CRANES- ORIGAMI
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970045002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
1000 CRANES- ORIGAMI
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
178
Diameter
26
Description
HANGING MADE OF 1370 FOLDED ORIGAMI CRANES, STRUNG ON A HEAVY STRING, AND GATHERED AND DRAPED AROUND A ROUND BASKET. BASKET HAS PINK AND WHITE RIBBON WEAVED THROUGH, AND HAS A COPPER HOOK ATTACHED TO THE INSIDE OF THE BASKET. CRANES ARE MADE WITH HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT STYLES AND COLOURS OF FANCY PAPER.
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History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, PIECE IS MADE OF 1370 CRANES, FOLDED BY GENE TANAKA DURING THE WINTER TIME WHEN HE COULDN'T WORK IN HIS GARDEN. HE HAS MADE MORE THAN 20 OF THESE FOR EACH OF HIS SIX CHILDREN, AND HIS NIECES & NEPHEWS (SOME LIVE IN JAPAN, TORONTO AND NEW YORK CITY). STORY OF THE `THOUSAND CRANES INCLUDED WITH THE PERMANENT RECORD. IN JAPANESE CULTURE CRANES REPRESENT LOVE & FIDELITY, GOOD LUCK, AND IS A SYMBOL OF HEALTH, HAPPINESS, & WEALTH. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED THIS ORIGAMI HANGING. ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT RECORD WAS AN UNDATED HISTORY THAT STATES: "MY LATE HUSBAND GENE'S FAVORITE PAST TIME IN THE WINTER WHEN THE SNOW FLIES, AND THERE WAS NO WAY HE COULD WORK IN HIS BELOVED GARDEN, WAS TO PUT ON HIS FAVORITE JAPANESE MUSIC AND FOLD PAPER CRANES. HE MUST HAVE FOLDED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THEM FOR DONATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE HERE AT THE GALT MUSEUM, THE GLENBOW MUSEUM IN CALGARY AND ALL HIS CHILDREN, NIECES AND NEPHEWS HAVE RECIEVED A HANGING CLUSTER OF AT LEAST 1,000 CRANES EACH. THE ONE IN GLENBOW IS DISPLAYED WITHIN A GLASS COUNTER WITH OTHER JAPANESE ARTICLES AND IS QUITE NICE. PERHAPS THE MOST WELL KNOWN STORY OF THE 1,000 CRANES, IS THE STORY OF SADAKO SASAKI, A YOUNG GIRL, A VICTIM OF THE ATOM BOMB IN A HIROSHIMA HOSPITAL WHO HEARD THAT IF SHE FOLDED 1,000 CRANES, SHE WOULD GET BETTER. SADLY, HOWEVER, SHE DIED AFTER ONLY FOLDING 508 CRANES. HER SCHOOL FRIENDS WERE DEVASTATED AND IN MEMORY OF HER, ASKED FOR DONATIONS BOTH MONETARY AND FOLDED CRANES FROM SCHOOLS ACROSS JAPAN. CRANES AND FUNDS POURED IN AND THEY WERE ABLE TO FINISH THE 1,000 CRANES AND WITH THE FUNDS, A STATUE OF A GIRL WITH OUTSTRETCHED HANDS HOLDING A FOLDED CRANE WAS BUILT TO DENOTE PEACE." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING A LONGER GENERAL HISTORY OF "A THOUSAND CRANES."
Catalogue Number
P19970045002
Acquisition Date
1997-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE PLATE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19980048031
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PLATE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.0
Diameter
15.2
Description
A SMALL PLATE WITH AN IMAGE OF A JAPANESE TEMPLE PAGODA IN FRONT OF AN IMAGE OF MOUNT FUJI. SURROUNDING THE PICTURE, IS A MOLTED LIGHT BLUE BAND THAT TURNS PURPLE IN COLOR IN INDIRECT LIGHT. A SMALL GOLD BAND IS SEEN AROUND THE OUTSIDE RIM. ON THE REVERSE SIDE THERE ARE TWO STICKERS, THE FIRST STATES "PRESENTED ON BEHALF OF HIOSHI SHIOAI, SUPERINTENDENT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, KUROHONE, JAPAN AUGUST 1997 STUDENT VISIT". THE SECOND STICKER IS BLACK WITH GOLD WRITING ON IT WHICH STATES "THE ART OF CHOKIN", AND GOES ON TO DESCRIPE THE HISTORY AND METHODOLOGY OF CREATING THE TYPE OF IMAGE SEEN ON THE FRONT. "24K GOLD EDGED".
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ART
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DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
GIFT TO LETHBRIDGE AS PART OF THE STUDENT EXCHANGE BETWEEN KUROHONE JAPAN, AND LETHBRIDGE. THIS WAS GIVEN AS PART OF A SOUTH EAST ASIAN TRADITION OF GIVING GIFTS DURING OFFICIAL VISITS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048031
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CPR VIADUCT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19990029017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CPR VIADUCT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.8
Length
17.7
Width
5.9
Description
CERAMIC FIGURINE OF A SECTION OF THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE WITH A TRAIN GOING ACROSS IT. WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES OF TRAIN ENGINE IS "1530". THERE ARE TREES AND BUSHES AT BOTTOM OF FIGURINE. A BANNER ON ONE SIDE OF FIGURINE READS "CPR VIADUCT LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA". ON OTHER SIDE READS "LENGTH 1 MILE 47 FT. HEIGHT 307 FT. COMPLETED JUNE 22, 1909". ON ONE END OF FIGURINE READS "SOO FLYER". BOTTOM HAS A ROUND HOLE IN IT. ENTIRE FIGURINE IS COLOURED WITH A LIGHT ORANGEY-BROWN GLAZE.
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ART
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TRANSPORTATION
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
SOUVENIR FIGURINE. THE WORDS "SOO FLYER" ON FIGURINE REFER TO A FIRST-CLASS EXPRESS PASSENGER TRAIN WHICH OPERATED IN THE EARLY 1900S (CA. 1906-1914). ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029017
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DREAM CATCHER
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC, FEATHERS
Catalogue Number
P19990066000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DREAM CATCHER
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
1999
Materials
LEATHER, PLASTIC, FEATHERS
No. Pieces
1
Length
46.4
Width
15.0
Description
CONSISTS OF A CENTER RING, WHICH IS BOUND IN YELLOWISH LEATHER. STRINGS OF SINEW? ARE STRETCHED ACROSS MIDDLE OF RING IN A DECORATIVE PATTERN. THERE ARE 8 PAIRS OF BEADS (ONE RED, ONE BLACK) STRUNG ONTO THE STRINGS. AT TOP OF RING A STRIP OF LEATHER HAS BEEN DOUBLED OVER AND TIED TO RING. IT HAS A LARGER PAIR OF BEADS STRUNG ONTO IT, AND IS TIED IN A KNOT NEAR THE MIDDLE. AT BOTTOM OF RING THREE STRIPS OF LEATHER HAVE BEEN DOUBLED OVER AND TIED TO RING; EACH HAS A PAIR OF LARGE BEADS (RED AND BLACK) STRUNG ONTO IT. ANCHORED IN EACH PAIR OF BEADS IS A SHORT GREY FEATHER.
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ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
CATCHER GIVEN AS GIFT TO MUSEUM DIRECTOR WILMA WOOD ON SEPTEMBER 20, 1999, AFTER HER VISIT TO THE COLLEGE. AT THIS TIME THE MUSEUM AND COLLEGE WERE ENDEAVORING TO BRING A MAJOR NATIVE COLLECTION TO THE GALT, FOR THE ANCESTORS (AKAITAPIIWA) EXHIBIT IN 2002.
Catalogue Number
P19990066000
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970096002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
20
Width
11
Description
RECTANGULAR RED NYLON HANGING WITH WHITE RAYON BACKING. CIRCULAR LOGO DEPICTED IN CENTRE: WHITE WITH RAYS EXTENDING IN ALL DIRECTIONS; TRUMPET, STAR, AND FLAME AT CENTRE, WITH WORDS "PIONIERU UN SKOLENU NAMS DAUGAVPILS" PRINTED AROUND CIRCUMFERENCE. BLUE WAVES AT BOTTOM. THIN NYLON CORD AT TOP OF BANNER FOR HANGING.
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ART
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
GIFT FROM MUSEUM OF THE STEPANOVS IN TIMASHEVSK, LETHBRIDGE'S TWIN CITY IN RUSSIA. DONOR'S MOTHER RUNS RUSSIAN MUSEUM. DONOR CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPT. 1997 FOR A YEAR TO LEARN ENGLISH. THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN TIMASHEVSK AND LETHBRIDGE BEGAN IN 1943 WHEN WAR-TORN RUSSIA APPEALED FOR HELP AND LETHBRIDGE RESPONDED WITH OVER $5,000 IN MONEY AND SUPPLIES. TIES WERE RE-ESTABLISHED IN 1992 AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION, WHEN GEORGIAN REFUGEES IN RUSSIA WERE SUPPLIED WITH HUMANITARIAN AID BY THE LETHBRIDGE TWINNING SOCIETY AND A GROUP OF IMMANUAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS. MUSEUM RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED AFTER FORMER GALT CURATOR, CECILE MCCLEARY, VISITED TIMASHEVSK IN EARLY 1990S.
Catalogue Number
P19970096002
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970096001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BANNER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
RAYON, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
28.3
Width
15
Description
WHITE RECTANGULAR RAYON HANGING WITH SLIGHTLY POINTED BOTTOM EDGE. WIRE ROD INSERTED THROUGH HEM AT TOP, WITH NYLON STRING FOR HANGING. RED AND GOLD PAINTED IMAGE ON FRONT OF HANGING. DEPICTS BOY'S PORTRAIT AT CENTRE, BORDERED BY STAR. "OPAEHOK" PRINTED ACROSS STAR. TOP READS "LIK B..KCM BCEPOCCNNCKNN OP..EHA 3HAK .OYETA ..NOHEPCKNN ..A..EP.." [IN RUSSIAN SCRIPT]. PAINT CRACKING SLIGHTLY THROUGHOUT. PIECE INCLUDES BRASS HECTAGONAL PIN WITH ENAMELED RED STAR AT CENTRE AND MAN'S FACIAL PROFILE. RUSSIAN WORD ACROSS BOTTOM. PIN REMOVED FROM TOP LEFT CORNER OF BANNER FOR STORAGE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
GIFT FROM MUSEUM OF THE STEPANOVS IN TIMASHEVSK, LETHBRIDGE'S TWIN CITY IN RUSSIA. DONOR'S MOTHER RUNS RUSSIAN MUSEUM. DONOR CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPT. 1997 FOR A YEAR TO LEARN ENGLISH. THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN TIMASHEVSK AND LETHBRIDGE BEGAN IN 1943 WHEN WAR-TORN RUSSIA APPEALED FOR HELP AND LETHBRIDGE RESPONDED WITH OVER $5,000 IN MONEY AND SUPPLIES. TIES WERE RE-ESTABLISHED IN 1992 AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION, WHEN GEORGIAN REFUGEES IN RUSSIA WERE SUPPLIED WITH HUMANITARIAN AID BY THE LETHBRIDGE TWINNING SOCIETY AND A GROUP OF IMMANUAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS. MUSEUM RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED AFTER FORMER GALT CURATOR, CECILE MCCLEARY, VISITED TIMASHEVSK IN EARLY 1990S.
Catalogue Number
P19970096001
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HORSE STATUE
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HORSE STATUE
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1992
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
35.5
Length
32.0
Width
13.3
Description
THE STATUE DEPICTS A WHITE HORSE (LIPPIZANER STALLION ?) WITH A LIGHT BROWN MANE AND TAIL. THE HORSE IS PORTRAYED IN MOTION, AS IF JUMPING WITH TWO HIND LEGS PLANTED ON THE GROUND, AND FRONT TWO IN THE AIR. THE HORSE IS STANDING ON A LIGHT BROWN BASE AS WELL. UNDERNEATH THE BASE, A SMALL NOTE IS ATTACHED VIA A PIECE OF ADHESIVE, WHICH READS "PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR OF TIMASHEVSK ON THE OCCASION OF PROJECT TIMA-BRIDGE 1992".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
THIS HORSE STATUE CELEBRATES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LETHBRIDGE AND THE RUSSIAN CITY OF TIMASHEVSK. THIS RELATIONSHIP STARTED AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR. AT THIS TIME, THE CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE WERE MADE AWARE OF THE POVERTY STRICKEN CONDITIONS WHICH EXISTED IN THIS TOWN (AT THE TIME IT HAD THE SUFFIX '-SKIA' WHICH INDICATES A RUSSIAN TOWN AS OPPOSED TO A CITY). AT THE CLOSE OF OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - STARVATION, FREEZING CONDITIONS, ETC. IN AN EFFORT TO HELP, THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE RAISED OVER $5000 (A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY AT THE TIME) TO HELP THE PEOPLE COPE. THIS CLOSE LINK WAS REKINDLED BY THE MAYOR CARPENTER GOVERNMENT (1986 - 2001) AND THE MAYOR OF TIMASHEVSK BEFORE THE END OF THE COLD WAR. AT THIS TIME, THE CONDITIONS IN TIMASHEVSK WERE STILL POOR, AND AGAIN, IN AN EFFORT TO HELP THE CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE HELD A COAT DRIVE TO ACQUIRE ENOUGH COLD WEATHER CLOTHING TO HELP THE RUSSIAN CITIZENS THROUGH WINTER. THESE ACTS GREATLY INCREASED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES. AFTER THE FALL OF COMMUNISM, GREATER INTERACTION BETWEEN THE CITIES OCCURED. IN 1994, A YOUNG GIRL, ALONG WITH A DELEGATION FROM TIMASHEVSK CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THE GIRL CAME FOR A HEARING TEST, AND TO SAY THANKS, THE GIRLS MOTHER LUDMILLA OSTANINA PRESENTED A SAMOVAR TEA SET ON BEHALF OF THE MAYOR OF TIMASHEVSK. OTHER GIFTS WERE ALSO GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE AND ARE IN THIS COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19980048009
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116177
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
51.4
Width
41.6
Description
RECTANGULAR PRESSED PARTCLE BOARD PIECE WITH DRY MOUNTED PICTURE CALLED "THE IATROCHEMIST". EDGE OF BACKING IS BLACK AND PICTURE HAS WHITE BORDER AREA AROUND IT. PICTURE IS FULL COLOR PORTRAIT OF MAN WORKING IN CHEMIST SHOP WITH BOOKS, GLOBE, VIALS, ETC. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PEOPLE IN SHOP WITH HIM. AT MIDDLE OF BOTTOM IS CREST WITH SCROLL AND LEAF WORK AND "F" IN CENTER. AROUND IT IS CALLIGRAPHIC WRITING WHICH READS "FROM A PAINTING BY BALTHASAR VAN DEN BOSCH (1681-1715). REPRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL IN THE FISHER COLLECTION OF ALCHEMICAL AND HISTORICAL PICTURES AT PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA." AND HAS "PUBLISHED BY THE FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY IN THE INTEREST OF SCIENCE IN AMERICA". FRONT HAS TWO GOUGES IN LAMENTATION. BACK HAS HORIZONTAL CUT GROOVE FOR HANGING.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
PRINT WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE RECOVERED FROM ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL PRIOR TO ITS DEMOLITION IN 1996. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST OF THE PAINTING REPRODUCED IN THIS PRINT, BATHASAR VAN DEN BOSSCHE, WAS EXCERPTED FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG. VAN DEN BOSSCHE WAS BORN IN 1681, AND TRAINED UNDER FLEMISH GENRE PAINTER GERARD THOMAS. VAN DEN BOSSCHE BECAME KNOWN FOR HIS PAINTINGS OF UPPER CLASS SOCIETY AND ELEGANT INTERIORS. VAN DEN BOSSCHE WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE ANTWERP ARTISTS' GUILD IN 1697 AND THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH WAS ONE OF HIS PATRONS. HE DIED IN 1715. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF ONLINE SOURCE. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE HOSPITAL WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES, ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE, AND RECORD P19960116001. ST. MICHAEL'S GENERAL HOSPITAL WAS FOUNDED IN LETHBRIDGE BY CATHOLIC SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA OF ANTIGONISH IN MAY 1929. THE FACILITY OF THE PRIVATELY-OWNED VAN HAARLEM HOSPITAL (1224 - 7TH AVE S.), ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 27 PATIENTS, WAS PURCHASED FOR $34000. A SMALL HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET SERVED AS A RESIDENCE FOR THE SISTERS, WITH ONE ROOM FURNISHED AS A CHAPEL. A HOSPITAL BOARD WAS FORMED, CONSISTING OF THE PARISH PRIEST AND SIX LOCAL BUSINESSMEN. IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW MODERN 100-BED HOSPITAL STARTED IN 1930. HENRY WILLIAM MEECH WAS THE ARCHITECT FOR THE PROJECT. THE NEW BUILDING OPENED AT 9TH AVENUE AND 13TH ST SOUTH IN SEPTEMBER 1931. THE NEWLY NAMED ST. MICHAEL’S GENERAL HOSPITAL WAS NOW ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 100 PATIENTS, AND THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF DOCTORS INCLUDED D.A. MCNALLY, W.S. GALBRAITH, P.M. CAMPBELL, R. SHILLINGTON, G.W. LEECH, D. WOODCOCK, G.L. CONNOR, W. BRIANS, L.A. ROY, G. SPACKMAN, J.S. WRAY, B.O. FOWLER, J.E. LOVERING, F.W. SWANCESKY, D.A. TAYLOR, BRAITHWAITH, J.K. BIGELOW, AND A.A. HAIG. THE HOSPITAL CONTAINED CHILDREN'S, YOUTH AND PSYCHIATRIC WARDS, FOUR OPERATING ROOMS, A CHAPEL AND A SPECIAL WARD FOR CASUALTIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE P.O.W. CAMP. IN 1932 THE HOSPITAL OBTAINED ACCREDITATION UNDER THE HOSPITAL STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE HOSPITAL WAS EXPANDED WITH AN 83-BED EAST WING, OPENING IN 1951. IN THE 1953, THE HOSPITAL RECEIVED A NEW NURSES' RESIDENCE AND THE SCHOOL OF NURSING; THE SCHOOL TRAINED OVER 500 NURSES OVER THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS. IN 1965 ANOTHER EXPANSION WING EXTENDED THE HOSPITAL’S CAPACITY TO 207 BEDS. THE SCHOOL OF NURSING CLOSED IN 1973, AND THE REMAINING SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA STILL WORKING IN THE HOSPITAL LIVED IN THE VACATED STUDENT RESIDENCES. IN 1984 OWNERSHIP OF THE HOSPITAL WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE ALBERTA CATHOLIC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. IN 1986 FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES BEGAN TO APPEAR AND EVENTAULLY RESULTED IN THE HOSPITAL BEING CONVERTED TO ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE IN 1992, FOCUSING ON THE NEEDS OF LONG TERM PATIENTS. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES CONTINUED UNTIL THE HOSPITAL WAS CLOSED IN 1995. ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. AT THE TIME OF THE 2014 SURVEY, THE FORMER HOSPITAL SITE HOUSED THE ST. THERESE VILLA, A LONGTERM NURSING CARE FACILITY, AND THE ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE, A MULTI-PURPOSE REHABILITATION, PALLATIVE AND CONTINUING CARE FACILITY, BOTH CONSTRUCTED IN THE LATE 1990S.
Catalogue Number
P19960116177
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116180
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
50.7
Width
38.7
Description
PRINT IS DRY MOUNTED AND LAMINATED TO PRESSED PARTICLE BOARD. EDGE IS BEVELED WITH BLACK FINISH. PRINT HAS WHITE BORDER AND IS OF THREE MEN IN A CHEMIST SHOP. MAIN FIGURE IS SITTING AND HOLDING A VIAL WITH RED LIQUID. SECOND IS SITTING BEHIND HIM TO THE LEFT. THIRD FIGURE IS STOKING FIRE IN STOVE. AT BOTTOM IS SCROLL AND LEAF WORK CREST WITH "F" IN CENTER. CALLIGRAPHIC WRITING READS "FROM A PAINTING BY FRANZ CHRISTOPHE JANNECK IN 1743. REPRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL IN THE FISHER COLLECTION OF ALCHEMICAL AND HISTORICAL PICTURES AT PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA." BENEATH THAT IS "PUBLISHED BY FISHER SCIENTIFIC IN THE INTEREST OF SCIENCE". BACK HAS HORIZONTAL CUT GROOVE AND WHITE PLASTIC LABEL WHICH READS "TIMELESSLY SEALED GLAREPROOF DUSTPROOF WASHABLE A SIMPLE NAIL TO HANG" AND "QUALITY MADE IN CANADA".
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
PRINT WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE RECOVERED FROM ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL PRIOR TO ITS DEMOLITION IN 1996. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST OF THE PAINTING REPRODUCED IN THIS PRINT, FRANZ CHRISTOPH JANNECK, WAS EXCERPTED FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG. FRANZ CHRISTOPH JANNECK WAS BORN IN GRAZ, AUSTRIA IN 1703 AND STUDIED UNDER JACOB VAN SHED AT THE VIENNA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, WHERE HE LATER WAS AN INSTRUCTOR. JANNECK WAS KNOWN FOR HIS PAINTINGS IN THE BAROQUE STYLE AND LARGE-SCALE RELIGIOUS ALTARPIECES. JANNECK DIED IN 1761. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF ONLINE SOURCE. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE HOSPITAL WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES, ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE, AND RECORD P19960116001. ST. MICHAEL'S GENERAL HOSPITAL WAS FOUNDED IN LETHBRIDGE BY CATHOLIC SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA OF ANTIGONISH IN MAY 1929. THE FACILITY OF THE PRIVATELY-OWNED VAN HAARLEM HOSPITAL (1224 - 7TH AVE S.), ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 27 PATIENTS, WAS PURCHASED FOR $34000. A SMALL HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET SERVED AS A RESIDENCE FOR THE SISTERS, WITH ONE ROOM FURNISHED AS A CHAPEL. A HOSPITAL BOARD WAS FORMED, CONSISTING OF THE PARISH PRIEST AND SIX LOCAL BUSINESSMEN. IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW MODERN 100-BED HOSPITAL STARTED IN 1930. HENRY WILLIAM MEECH WAS THE ARCHITECT FOR THE PROJECT. THE NEW BUILDING OPENED AT 9TH AVENUE AND 13TH ST SOUTH IN SEPTEMBER 1931. THE NEWLY NAMED ST. MICHAEL’S GENERAL HOSPITAL WAS NOW ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 100 PATIENTS, AND THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF DOCTORS INCLUDED D.A. MCNALLY, W.S. GALBRAITH, P.M. CAMPBELL, R. SHILLINGTON, G.W. LEECH, D. WOODCOCK, G.L. CONNOR, W. BRIANS, L.A. ROY, G. SPACKMAN, J.S. WRAY, B.O. FOWLER, J.E. LOVERING, F.W. SWANCESKY, D.A. TAYLOR, BRAITHWAITH, J.K. BIGELOW, AND A.A. HAIG. THE HOSPITAL CONTAINED CHILDREN'S, YOUTH AND PSYCHIATRIC WARDS, FOUR OPERATING ROOMS, A CHAPEL AND A SPECIAL WARD FOR CASUALTIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE P.O.W. CAMP. IN 1932 THE HOSPITAL OBTAINED ACCREDITATION UNDER THE HOSPITAL STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE HOSPITAL WAS EXPANDED WITH AN 83-BED EAST WING, OPENING IN 1951. IN THE 1953, THE HOSPITAL RECEIVED A NEW NURSES' RESIDENCE AND THE SCHOOL OF NURSING; THE SCHOOL TRAINED OVER 500 NURSES OVER THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS. IN 1965 ANOTHER EXPANSION WING EXTENDED THE HOSPITAL’S CAPACITY TO 207 BEDS. THE SCHOOL OF NURSING CLOSED IN 1973, AND THE REMAINING SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA STILL WORKING IN THE HOSPITAL LIVED IN THE VACATED STUDENT RESIDENCES. IN 1984 OWNERSHIP OF THE HOSPITAL WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE ALBERTA CATHOLIC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. IN 1986 FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES BEGAN TO APPEAR AND EVENTAULLY RESULTED IN THE HOSPITAL BEING CONVERTED TO ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE IN 1992, FOCUSING ON THE NEEDS OF LONG TERM PATIENTS. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES CONTINUED UNTIL THE HOSPITAL WAS CLOSED IN 1995. ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. AT THE TIME OF THE 2014 SURVEY, THE FORMER HOSPITAL SITE HOUSED THE ST. THERESE VILLA, A LONGTERM NURSING CARE FACILITY, AND THE ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE, A MULTI-PURPOSE REHABILITATION, PALLATIVE AND CONTINUING CARE FACILITY, BOTH CONSTRUCTED IN THE LATE 1990S.
Catalogue Number
P19960116180
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE SHOJO DOLL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910023000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE SHOJO DOLL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, NYLON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
5
Height
23.5
Width
15.8
Description
FRAMED GLASS CASE ON 4 LEGS (LEGS ON WOOD FRAMEWORK). BLACK LACQUER APPEARANCE FINISH. COSTUMED DOLL WITH WHITE FACE, HANDS, & FEET WITH ORANGE HAIR & BROCADE NYLON COSTUME. NEXT TO DOLL IS WOOD SIGN WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS. CASE DIMENSIONS 39.4 (H) X 37.4 (L) X 31.4 (W) CM. COSTUME IS SEWN TO SOLID BUT HOLLOW BODY OF DOLL. UNKNOWN MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF DOLL. GLASS IN CASE HAS BEVELED EDGES. BASE HAS FOUR GREEN FELT PADS, ONE ON EACH CORNER.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR WAS PRESENTED WITH DOLL IN RECOGNITION OF HIS TEACHING, LIAISON & OVERSEAS WORK BY JAPANESE. DOLL IS A SHOJO OR CHARACTER FROM A NOH PLAY & IS BORROWED FROM CHINESE STORY. SHOJO (SYOJO) TRANSLATES TO ORANGUTANG & IS A TERM SOMETIMES APPLIED TO HEAVY DRINKERS IN JAPAN BECAUSE OF FLUSHED OR ORANGE COLOR & BECAUSE OF ASSOCIATION WITH SHOJO CHARACTER IN STORY WHO IS FOND OF ALCOHOL. DOLL IN CASE WAS MADE BY JAPANESE ARTIST BEISHU. "THE ARTIST HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AN INTANGIBLE CULTURAL PROPERTY (MUKEI BUNKAZAI), BY GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE ART OF DOLL MAKING." TEXT OF SIGN IN CASE. SEE ATTACHED SHEETS.
Catalogue Number
P19910023000
Acquisition Date
1991-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041145
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
39.4
Width
23.3
Description
ELLIPTICAL WOOD PLAQUE WITH ROUGH BARK EDGES. FRONT IS COVERED WITH COLOR PRINT OF A PAIR OF OPEN HANDS REACHING OUT. PRINT IS CRACKLING BADLY AND BUBBLING AT TOP. HAND PRINTED JAPANESE CHRACTERS ARE ON BACK.
Subjects
ART
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
RELIGION
History
PLAQUE WAS A HOUSEHOLD DECORATION IN THE NAKAYAMA HOME AT COALDALE. DONOR'S FATHER, 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
P19970041145
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19950073016
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.9
Diameter
7.8
Description
PORCELAIN VASE IS MOSAIC OF VARIOUS SHADES OF GREEN AND BLUE SQUARES. ARE GOLD SQUARES AND GEOMETRIC SHAPES THAT BREAK UP THE OTHER COLOURS, ALSO RED. WIDE PART OF VASE IN MIDDLE OF GOLD ARE LARGE AND SMALL BLUE FLOWERS. BASE IS PAINTED GOLD, THEN HAS WIDE SPHERE BODY, TOP IS NARROW NECK THAT FLARES TOWARDS TOP. TOP HAS GOLD TRIM, INSIDE VASE IS GREEN. BASE IS CONCAVE UNDERNEATH, READS IN BLACK "HAND PAINTED ITALY BELFOR B.P.". MINOR SOILING INSIDE, PAINT IS CHIPPED AND SMEARED ON BASE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073016
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE PAGODA LAMP
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOAP STONE
Catalogue Number
P19980048016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE PAGODA LAMP
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SOAP STONE
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.2
Length
8.4
Width
7.9
Description
THE LAMP IS A LIGHT GREY COLOR (THE COLOR OF SOAP STONE), AND HAS A DISTINCTIVELY JAPANESE LOOK TO IT'S DESIGN - LIKE A PAGODA, IT HAS AN ARCHED ROOF. WHEN THE TOP IS REMOVED, THE LIGHT BULB IS CLEARLY VISIBLE, AS IS THE BASIC SHAPE OF THE STAND, WHICH IS A HEXAGON. THERE ARE NO DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS ON THE ARTIFACT. THERE IS A LONG DARK GREY ELECTRICAL CORD EXTENDING FROM THE BASE.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
POLITICS
History
GIFT FROM JAPAN DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN CUSTOMS, IT IS REQUIRED THAT DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO ANOTHER AREA, A GIFT IS BROUGHT TO THE HOST COUNTRY. THIS IS ONE OF THESE GIFTS FROM JAPAN. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048016
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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