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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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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
Other Name
TATTING CASE
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TORTISESHELL, IVORY, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016031
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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
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE
Catalogue Number
P19920058025
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
286.0
Width
50.0
Description
RECTANGULAR; VERY LONG; BLACK LACE. ALL EDGES ARE SCALLOPED AND HAVE TINY LOOPS OF THREAD AS FRINGE. LACE HAS A LARGE FLORAL PATTERN THROUGHOUT. HAS FEW LOOSE THREADS, BUT OTHERWISE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058025
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
160.7
Width
42.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. CROWN OF BONNET IS OVERSIZED; GATHERED AT SEAMS. HAS A RUFFLE AROUND UPPER BRIM. BACK OF BONNET HAS A WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL THAT HAS HORIZONTAL RIDGES IN IT. BELOW THIS ARE TWO WHITE RUFFLES. BONNET HAS A LONG WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL SEWN TO EACH SIDE, THAT ACT AS TIES. SEAMS ARE COMING LOOSE; STITCHES ARE LARGE AND LOOSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S NIGHTSHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S NIGHTSHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
112.0
Width
92.5
Description
WHITE, LINEN. HAS A SQUARE CUT NECKLINE. FABRIC IS GATHERED IN TINY PLEATS JUST UNDER NECKLINE. SLEEVES ARE SHORT. THE UNDERSIDE OF EACH SLEEVE IS SPLIT, FROM CUFF TO HALFWAY DOWN SLEEVE. WRITTEN ON BACK NECKLINE IS "M H SHERLOCK". SHIRT IS YELLOWING; HAS SOME STAINS ON IT. HAS A FEW MINOR HOLES HAS SIGNS OF WEAR. SHIRT IS OTHERWISE PLAIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO M.H. SHERLOCK. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058009
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S NIGHT SHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058013
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S NIGHT SHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
118.0
Width
100.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. HAS A WIDE NECKLINE. HAS WHITE, TRANSLUCENT RUFFLES TRIMMING NECKLINE AND ARMS. ARMS ARE SHORT SLEEVED; THERE IS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED PIECE OF MATERIAL ATTACHED TO UNDERSIDE OF ARMS AND SIDE OF SHIRT. HAS A RECTANGULAR FLAP ON BACK OF NECK. STAMPED ONTO HIGH BACK OF SHIRT, IN RED, IS "SC 12". HAS MULTIPLE BROWN STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058013
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE
Catalogue Number
P19920058023
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
144.8
Width
49.6
Description
KIND OF CRESCENT MOON SHAPED, WITH SCALLOPED EDGES. TOP OF SHAWL IS CUT INTO AN INWARD CURVE (TO FIT AROUND NECK). SHAWL IS A SINGLE PIECE OF BLACK LACE. LACE IS EMBROIDERED WITH BLACK FLOWERS THROUGHOUT. ALL EDGES ARE ALSO EMBROIDERED WITH A BORDER. EDGES ARE FRAYING, AND COMING APART IN SOME PLACES. THERE ARE HOLES IN THE LACE, TOWARDS THE ENDS OF SHAWL. ALSO HAS LOOSE THREADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058023
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CAP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19920058015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LACE, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.7
Length
25.3
Width
19.9
Description
SHALLOW BONNET WITH NARROW BRIM. THE BONNET IS MADE OF AN OFF-WHITE LACE. THE LACE HAS BEEN GATHERED AND FORMED INTO RUFFLES ON TOP OF HAT. BRIM OF HAT CONSISTS OF TWO BANDS OF LACE. ON BACK OF HAT IS A WIDE, DARK RED, SATIN RIBBON, THAT HAS BEEN TIED INTO A BOW. ENDS OF RIBBON ARE FRAYING. THERE ARE MULTIPLE LOOSE THREADS AT BACK AND UNDERSIDE. UNDERSIDE IS LINED WITH WHITE TRANSLUCENT NETTING. BONNET IS DIRTY, AND YELLOWED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058015
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE
Catalogue Number
P19920058024
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
107.5
Width
106.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, LACE. IS A DULL BLACK COLOUR; LOOKS ALMOST DARK GREEN OR BROWN. EMBROIDERED ON ONE HALF OF SHAWL ARE FIVE LARGE STEMS OF FLOWERS AND LEAVES. THE OTHER HALF HAS MULTIPLE FLOWERS EMBROIDERED ON IT. THREE OF THE EDGES OF SHAWL ARE SCALLOPED; THE OTHER IS STRAIGHT AND HEMMED. THE SCALLOPED EDGE OPPOSITE STRAIGHT EDGE HAS LARGE CIRCULAR FLOWERS EMBROIDERED ALONG EDGE AS A BORDER. THE TWO REMAINING SIDES HAVE SMALLER FLOWERS AND LEAVES EMBROIDERED ALONG EDGE AS A BORDER. HAS A COUPLE OF LOOSE THREADS, OTHERWISE IN EXCELLEN CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058024
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.0
Width
29.5
Description
CRESCENT MOON SHAPED; OUTSIDE EDGE IS SCALLOPED. CONSISTS OF A CREAM COLOURED PIECE OF SATIN, UNDERNEATH BLACK LACE. THE BLACK LACE HAS FLOWERS EMBROIDERED INTO IT. THE EDGES OF CAPELET ARE TRIMMED IN A WIDE BLACK LACE (DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE). BACK OF PIECE IS LINED WITH A BURLAP MATERIAL, UNDERNEATH BLACK COTTON. BLACK COTTON HAS MULTIPLE HOLES IN IT - POSSIBLY INSECT RELATED. LONG, BIAS STITCHES ARE EASILY VISIBLE ON FRONT AND BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
USED OVER THE SHOULDERS OF A WOMAN. PALATINES WERE USED IN THE 1840S; NAMED AFTER CHARLOTTE OF THE PALANTINE, WHO TRIED TO INDUCE MORE MODESTY IN DRESS. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19920058017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
SILK, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
60.1
Width
60.1
Description
SQUARE, WHITE SILK. HANDKERCHIEF HAS A 3 CM BORDER OF AN OPEN STITCH. THE BORDER MEETS AT EACH CORNER, WHERE THE STITCHING IS EVEN WIDER, AND MORE OPEN. THE EDGE OF HANKIE IS TRIMMED WITH LACE, AND AT EACH CORNER THE LACE IS GATHERED. ONE CORNER OF HANKIE IS EMBROIDERED WITH A RIBBON AND FLORAL DESIGN IN THE CENTRE OF THE DESIGN, "SARAH" IS EMBROIDERED; ALL OF THIS IS IN WHITE. THERE IS A SMALL ORANGE STAIN BESIDE EMBROIDERY. THERE IS A HOLE IN ONE SIDE ALONG 3 CM BORDER.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058017
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MATERNITY HALF-SLIP
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON/LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058012
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MATERNITY HALF-SLIP
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON/LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
83.0
Width
110.0
Description
WHITE. TOP, FRONT OF SLIP HAS 2 HORIZONTAL STRIPS, ACROSS STOMACH. BELOW THIS, THE REST OF THE SKIRT IS GATHERED INTO TINY PLEATS. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SKIRT, IT IS ENCIRCLED BY SEVEN BANDS OF FABRIC. THE BANDS ALTERNATE FROM A PATTERN OF RAISED HORIZONTAL LINES, TO A TRANSLUCENT HONEYCOMB PATTERN. BOTTOM EDGE OF SKIRT IS TRIMMED WITH LACE. BACK OF SKIRT HAS A SMALL SLIT AT WAISTLINE. THERE IS ONE TIE ON BACK (OTHER ONE IS MISSING) FOR CLOSING PETTICOAT. MANY OF THE SEAMS ARE LOOSE; HAS YELLOW STAINS ON IT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
INTENT TO DONATE IDENTIFIED THIS AS A MATERNITY SLIP, HOWEVER MATERNITY SLIPS GENERALLY HAVE ELASTIC ACROSS STOMACH SO THEY STRETCH; THIS DOES NOT. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058012
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058011
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
94.5
Width
57.0
Description
MAN'S, WHITE, LINEN SHIRT. MATERIAL AT NECKLINE IS GATHERED INTO TINY PLEATS. COLLAR CLOSES WITH A SINGLE, WHITE BUTTON ON FRONT. BELOW THIS ARE TWO WHITE TRANSLUCENT RUFFLES. THESE ARE SEWN ON EITHER SIDE OF AN OPENING IN FRONT OF SHIRT THAT GOES ABOUT 1/3 OF THE WAY DOWN. CUFFS ARE TRIMMED WITH THE SAME TRANSLUCENT RUFFLE, AND ALSO CLOSE WITH A WHITE BUTTON; ONE OF THE BUTTONS HAS YELLOWED. THERE IS ALSO A WHITE BUTTON ON BACK OF COLLAR. MATERIAL HAS BEEN PULLED AWAY FROM NECKLINE, ON BACK OF SHIRT, IN TWO PLACES, FORMING "V"S. SIDES OF SHIRT, AT BOTTOM, ARE SPLIT, AND HAVE AN EXTRA V-SHAPED PIECE OF MATERIAL SEWN INTO THEM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058011
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19920058006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Length
11.8
Width
2.7
Description
SMALL, WIRE RIMMED SPECTACLES. GLASS LENSES IN TACT. EACH ARM IS ON A HINGE ON SIDE OF LENSES, SO THEY FOLD DOWN. TOP 1/3 OF EACH ARM IS ON ANOTHER HINGE, SO THAT ARMS FOLD UP, AND GLASSES BECOME COMPACT. AT THE END OF EACH ARM, THE METAL IS FORMED INTO A TEARDROP SHAPE; THERE IS A TEARDROP SHAPED HOLE AT THE END OF EACH ARM. ETCHED ONTO INSIDE OF ONE ARM IS "B".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ALL ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION BELONGED TO MARJ'S MOTHER'S FAMILY. HER GRANDFATHER WAS M.H. SHERLOCK. THE ITEMS PRE-DATE LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE BROUGHT AND USED BY THE FAMILY CA. MID 1800'S. MARJ HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF GLASSES' ORIGINAL OWNER, BUT CONCEEDED THAT THE SHERLOCK FAMILY WAS EXTREMELY WELL OFF (AKA DOWNTOWN SHERLOCK BLOCK). DONOR HERSELF RECALLED WEARING DONATED NIGHTSHIRT AND GLASSES TO A PARTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. ENTIRE LOT OF SHERLOCK CAME VIA DONOR'S GRANDPARENTS TO MOM TO DONOR. NORMAN MACLEOD PASSED AWAY APPROXIMATELY 1940 AND MARGARET SOME YEARS PREVIOUS. DONORS MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERS AT MUSEUM FOR MANY YEARS (CONTINUING IN YEAR 2000). *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058006
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IVORY, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19920058007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
IVORY, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
2.2
Length
27.5
Width
3.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, PRESSED PAPER BOX. COVERED IN PINK PAPER; PAPER IS DETERIORATING. WRITTEN ON BOX IN SCRIPT IS "WILLIAMS [???] HIS MAJESTY'S PLACE [???]". ONE END HAS A LID THAT COMES COMPLETELY OFF. INSIDE IS A FOLDED UP PAPER AND IVORY FAN. FRAME AND HANDLE OF FAN ARE MADE OF INTRICATELY CARVED IVORY. FRAME IS COVERED WITH WHITE PAPER, WITH DIFFERENT COLOURS AND TYPES OF FLOWERS PAINTED ON ONE SIDE. THE OTHER SIDE HAS SOME FLOWERS AND THREE CIRCLES. THE TWO OUTER CIRCLES HAVE A BIRD IN THEM, THE INNER CIRCLE HAS JAPANESE STYLE BUILDINGS IN IT. TOP EDGE OF FAN IS GILDED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ALL ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION BELONGED TO MARJ'S MOTHER'S FAMILY. HER MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS M.H. SHERLOCK. THE ITEMS PRE-DATE LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE BROUGHT AND USED BY THE FAMILY CA. MID 1800'S. MARJ HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF FAN'S ORIGINAL OWNER ON MOTHER'S SIDE, BUT CONCEEDED THAT THE SHERLOCK FAMILY WAS EXTREMELY WELL OFF (AKA DOWNTOWN SHERLOCK BLOCK). ENTIRE LOT OF SHERLOCK CAME VIA DONOR'S MOM TO DONOR. DONORS MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERS AT MUSEUM FOR MANY YEARS (CONTINUING IN YEAR 2000). *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058007
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19705622000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
4.9
Width
1.9
Description
BLACK LACQUERED WOOD WITH SILVER ORNAMENTATION ON LID.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
PURCHASED IN ENGLAND OVER 100 YEARS AGO ACCORDING TO DONOR (1970). REFER TO FILE P19694910000-GA *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS SNUFF BOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS SNUFFBOX BELONGED TO DUHAMEL’S GRANDMOTHER, ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. OF THE SNUFFBOX, DUHAMEL STATED, “WELL, [MY GRANDMOTHER] HAD ALL THIS OTHER EBONY STUFF… I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MATERIAL [THE SNUFFBOX] WAS MADE FROM, BECAUSE IT APPEARED TO ME TO BE WOODEN AND I HAVE AN IVORY DRESSER SET WITH THE BRUSH, THE COMBS, [AND] THE MANICURE POLISHING [SET] FOR YOUR NAILS… [THEY ARE] BEAUTIFUL… [THE MANICURE SET AND THE SNUFFBOX] MIGHT HAVE GONE TOGETHER BECAUSE IT WAS EBONY AND THAT’S WHAT SHE HAD.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER GRANDMOTHER’S USE OF CHEWING TOBACCO IN RELATION TO THE SNUFFBOX, DUHAMEL STATED, “GRANDMA, AS FAR AS I KNOW, NEVER TOUCHED [TOBACCO]… IF SHE’D HAVE USED [THE SNUFFBOX] FOR ANYTHING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A RING OR A SPECIAL PIN OR SOMETHING, BUT [IT] WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FOR SNUFF… IT’S POSSIBLE THAT’S WHAT IT WAS, BUT THAT MIGHT NOT BE WHAT SHE USED IT FOR.” ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL J. BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE DIANE. WHEN BENNETT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE SNUFFBOX, HE EXPLAINED, “I RECOGNIZE IT. IT USED TO SIT ON MY GRANDMOTHER’S BEDROOM DRESSER. AND I WAS JUST A LITTLE GUY AT THE TIME BECAUSE I WAS ONLY BORN IN 1941. BUT, I DO REMEMBER IT SITTING THERE. I DON’T REMEMBER IT BEING USED FOR ANYTHING.” BENNETT REMEMBERED HIS GRANDPARENT’S HOUSE: “THEY HAD THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, WHICH IS NOT THE SHAUGHNESSY HOTEL THAT IS ON THE HIGHWAY, BUT SHAUGHNESSY THAT BURNT DOWN. IT WAS A HOTEL CLOSER TO THE MINE. ON THE SAME STREET, BUT IT DIDN’T HAVE ALCOHOL. IT WAS JUST A THIRTEEN-ROOM BOARDING HOUSE MORE THAN A HOTEL. IT WAS CALLED HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY AND IT WAS BUILT BY MY GRANDFATHER BEFORE I WAS BORN.” HE CONTINUED, “THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM MEDICINE HAT IN EARLY 1920’S AND [MY GRANDFATHER] WAS A STREETCAR DRIVER IN THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. HE LEFT THAT... [THEN] HE WORKED FOR BECKER LUMBER IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN PICTURE BUTTE. IN PICTURE BUTTE, HE GOT THE LUMBER AS HE WORKED AND BUILT THE HOTEL. MY GRANDMOTHER LOOKED AFTER ROOMS TO MINERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE PASSING THROUGH. AND OPERATED IT AS A BOARDING HOUSE, THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, AND THE FRONT PART WAS A GENERAL STORE…” HE CONTINUED, “THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM MEDICINE HAT IN EARLY 1920’S AND [MY GRANDFATHER] WAS A STREETCAR DRIVER IN THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. HE LEFT THAT... [THEN] HE WORKED FOR BECKER LUMBER IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN PICTURE BUTTE. IN PICTURE BUTTE, HE GOT THE LUMBER AS HE WORKED AND BUILT THE HOTEL. MY GRANDMOTHER LOOKED AFTER ROOMS TO MINERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE PASSING THROUGH. AND OPERATED IT AS A BOARDING HOUSE, THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, AND THE FRONT PART WAS A GENERAL STORE…” IN A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION THE MUSEUM INITALLY POSED TO THE FAMILY ABOUT THE ARTIFACT'S DATES OF USE, MICHAEL BENNETT WROTE THAT IT WAS USED "PRIOR TO 1944." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19705622000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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