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Other Name
PICTURE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19940024003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PICTURE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. WOMEN'S PHOTO: 4.9CM (L) X 3.8CM (W). BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO IS ON GLOSSY PAPER. IS A PICTURE OF A WOMAN WITH TIGHTLY CURLED HAIR WITH ONE BIG CURL ON THE TOP IN THE MIDDLE WITH TWO SMALLER ONES ON EITHER SIDE, WITH PULLED BACK SIDES AND CURLS IN THE BACK, HAIR IS SHORT IN PICTURE. SHE HAS A MOLE ON HER NECK AND IS WEARING A LIGHT COLOURED SCARF OVER A V-NECK TOP. BACK HAS "513" STAMPED IN BLUE TWICE, ONE IS PART CUT-OFF. SIDES ARE WORN. 2. MEN'S PICTURE: 4.9CM (L) X 3.6CM (W). BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE IS ON GLOSSY PAPER. MAN HAS SHORT COMBED BACK HAIR , PARTED ON THE SIDE. HE IS WEARING A BUTTON-UP SHIRT WITH A CHECKED JACKET THAT HAS A BADGE ON THE LEFT SIDE WHICH READS "THERE...ALWAYS BE...AN ENGLAND" WITH BRITISH FLAG. THERE IS A STRIP OF BLACK ALONG THE BOTTOM, AND ON THE BACK STAMPED IN BLUE IS "8444". SIDES ARE WORN, PICTURE IS SLIGHTLY CURLED.
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DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
BUTTONS AND OTHER ARTIFACTS FOUND IN BOX IN BARRACK BAY AT LOCATION OF STREETS ALIVE DURING RENOVATIONS. OWNER NOT KNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19940024003
Acquisition Date
1994-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS & SEALS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000051001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS & SEALS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
16
Height
1.4
Length
19.2
Width
12.6
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. CARDBOARD. RED EXTERIOR. WINDOW IN FRONT COVERED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC (DETACHED AT ONE END AND SIDES). PICTURES POINSETTIAS ON FRONT AND READS "GIANT CHIRSTMAS ASSORTMENT SEALS STRING TAGS NOVELTY FOLDERS ENCLOSURE CARDS 49¢ 225 PIECES." PICTURED ON BACK ARE 2 POINSETTIAS AND READS "CHRISTMAS GIFT DRESSINGS WELLINGTON LINE MADE IN CANADA NO. 372". ENDS OF BOX OPEN. ONE END IS TORN. 2. ENVELOPES. 2 PIECES. 6.6 X 5.6. OFF WHITE. SLIGHTLY DISCOLOURED. SELF ADHESIVE STRIPS ON FLAPS. 3. STRING TAG. 2 PIECES. 15.5 X 5.8. PAPER TAG PICTURING THE THE TOP HALF OF A SNOWMAN CARRYING A STACK OF 4 PRESENTS. READS "TO FROM BUT NOT TILL CHRISTMAS". THROUGH HOLE IN TOP OF TAG IS A PIECE OF RED YARN. 4. GIFT TAG. 7.0 X 2.8. RECTANGULAR PAPER TAG PICTURE THREE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS (RED, YELLOW/GREEN, BLUE/GREEN). READS "MERRY CHRISTMAS" IN SCRIPT ACROSS TOP. 5. GIFT TAG. 7.1 X 2.8. RECTANGULAR PAPER TAG. PICTURES A GREEN TREE WITH RED GARLAND AND STAR ON TOP, AGAINST A DARK BLUE STARRY SKY. READS "AT CHRISTMAS" IN SCRIPT. 6. GIFT TAG. 7.0 X 2.8. RECTANGULAR PAPER TAG. PICTURES SANTA CLAUSE ICE SKATING WITH VARIOUS TREES IN THE BACKGROUND. READS "MERRY CHRISTMAS". 7. GIFT TAG. 5.6 X 3.8. 2 SEPARATE TAGS. RECTANGULAR PAPER CARDS HAVE GREEN BORDER, AND PICTURE 2 RED POINSETTIAS. PICTURES WHITE BANNER WITH "GREETINGS" AND "TO FROM" ON IT. 8. SEAL. 6.4 X 4.4. PAPER, SELF-ADHESIVE SEAL. POINSETTIA SHAPED. PICTURES A RED POINSETTIA WITH GREEN LEAVES AND YELLOW/RED/GREEN CENTRE. 9. SEAL. 5.0 X 4.4. PAPER, SELF-ADHESIVE SEAL. PICTURES A MANGER SCENE - WITH MARY, JOSEPH, AND BABY JESUS. PRINTED IN BLACK DOWN ONE SIDE IS "PTD IN USA". 10. SEAL. 4.1 X 3.6. PAPER, SELF-ADHESIVE SEAL. PICTURES 3 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, GREEN LEAVES AND RED RIBBON. 11. SEAL. 4.7 X 2.3. PAPER, SELF-ADHESIVE SEAL. PICTURES AN ANGEL (IN THE FORM OF A YOUNG GIRL) HOLDING A RED SNOWFLAKE SHAPE. 12. SEAL. 4.7 X 2.5. PAPER, SELF-ADHESIVE SEAL. PICTURES 4 PILLAR CANDLES OF VARIOUS SIZES. CANDLES ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE AND EACH HAVE A FLAME. 13. SEAL. 4.6 X 2.3. PAPER, SELF-ADHESIVE SEAL. PICTURES A RED AND YELLOW CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT HANGING FROM A SILVER TREE BRANCH WITH RED BERRIES ON IT. PART OF GREEN, RED, AND WHITE ORNAMENT IS ALSO VISIBLE.
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DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
MATERIAL CAME FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BANK, PRIOR TO DONORS POSSESSION. DONORS COLLECTED MATERIAL WHILE EMPLOYEES AT BANK FOR 6 YEARS, 1990-1996. MATERIAL DONATED AS DONORS CANNOT CARE FOR OR DISPLAY PROPERLY.
Catalogue Number
P20000051001
Acquisition Date
2005-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
"THE MASTERPIECES OF REYNOLDS"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20090016028
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"THE MASTERPIECES OF REYNOLDS"
Date
1906
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
14.6
Width
9.8
Description
BOOK, BLANK, SOFT COVER. FRONT COVER HAS RED STAIN ON PROPER LEFT SIDE AND PENCIL MARKS IN PROPER RIGHT TOP CORNER. PAPER IS SOILED AND YELLOWING THROUGHOUT. EDGES OF FRONT AND BACK COVER ARE WORN AND TORN. FRONT COVER TEARING OFF OF BOOK. THIRD PAGE IN MARKED, “GOWAN’S ART BOOKS, NO. 5, THE MASTERPIECES OF REYNOLDS”. PAGES GO UP TO 68.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
FINE ARTS
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016028
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
VALENTINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960000037
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VALENTINE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
87
Width
81.2
Description
WHITE PAPER HEART-SHAPED VALENTINE WITH RED TISSUE PAPER STAPLED TO BORDER AS TRIM. 28 PAPER VALENTINES (CUT-OUT TYPE) GLUED TO HEART IN RANDOM ARRANGEMENT WITH ONE ELONGATED ONE IN CENTER (29 TOTAL). PAPER IS WRINKLED SLIGHTLY, WITH TEARS IN TISSUE THROUGHOUT BORDER. BACK OF VALENTINE IS PLAIN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
LEISURE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
FOUND IN DRY LAB WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION OR KNOWN PROVENANCE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS FOUND.
Catalogue Number
P19960000037
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P.O.W. HANDMADE ALBUM
Date
1940
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
25.2
Width
18.7
Description
HANDMADE ALBUM CONSISTS OF BACK AND FRONT COVERS MADE OF INTERWOVEN PLANT STALKS OR FIBRES. COVERS DISPLAY A DARK COLOURED GEOMETRIC DESIGN. FRONT COVER EMBOSSED "MB" AND "CANADA 1940-41". INSIDE COVERS FEATURE CARDBOARD SURFACE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ALBUM BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, JACK EKLUND. DONOR REQUESTS JACK BE NAMED ON ANY FUTURE LABELLING AS DONOR. ALBUM WAS GIVEN TO FATHER BY HIENRICH BIER, AN INMATE OF LETHBRIDGE'S P.O.W. CAMP. DONOR'S FATHER MANAGED THE BENNETT FARM IN COALDALE WHERE P.O.W.'S WORKED. DONOR AND HIS FAMILY TREATED P.O.W.'S WELL AND GAVE THEM GOODS LIKE COFFEE. IN RETURN PRISONERS GAVE ALBUM TO JACK. IN ADDITION TO BIER, LUTHER ZIEMAHAGEL, ANOTHER P.O.W. WAS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND. JACK EKLUND'S PARENTS WERE ORIGINALLY FROM UTAH PRIOR TO SETTLEMENT IN RAYMOND/ STIRLING. JACK WAS BORN IN STIRLING. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE.
Catalogue Number
P20000044000
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
"THE WORLD MASTERS, RUBENS"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20090016029
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"THE WORLD MASTERS, RUBENS"
Date
1928
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.6
Length
14.7
Width
11.2
Description
RUBENS SOFTCOVER BOOK WITH DETACHED FRONT AND BACK COVER - 3 PIECES. 1. FRONT COVER, HEAVY PAPER. EDGES CREASED AND TORN. COVER YELLOWED THROUGHOUT. MARKED, “THE WORLD’S MASTERS, RUBENS…LEICESTER SQUARE, W.C. 2”. BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE OF “RAPE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF LEUCIPPUS” IN CENTER. 14.7 CM LONG BY 11.2 CM WIDE. 2. BOOK, NO COVER, PAPER. MARKED, “THE WORLD’S MASTERS, PETER PAUL RUBENS…” PENCIL MARK IN TOP PROPER LEFT CORNER READS “OR/35”. BINDING IS COMING APART AT BOTTOM. YELLOWED THROUGHOUT. 0.6 CM HIGH BY 14.1 CM LONG BY 11.1 CM WIDE. 3. BACK COVER, HEAVY PAPER. SPINE OF COVER MARKED, “RUBENS”. YELLOWING THROUGHOUT, ESPECIALLY AT EDGES. EDGES WORN. INTERMITTENT TEARS AT EDGES. 0.6 CM HIGH BY 14.7 CM LONG BY 11.9 CM WIDE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
EDUCATION
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016029
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
"THE WORLD'S MASTERS, GAINSBOROUGH"
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20090016030
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"THE WORLD'S MASTERS, GAINSBOROUGH"
Date
1928
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.7
Length
14.7
Width
11.3
Description
GAINSBOROUGH SOFT COVER BOOK WITH DETACHED COVER – 2 PIECES. 1. COVER, HEAVY PAPER. FRONT MARKED, “THE WORLD’S MASTERS, GAINSBOROUGH… LEICESTER SQUARE…” BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE OF “HARVEST WAGON” IN CENTER. COVER YELLOWED AND SOILED THROUGHOUT. EDGES WORN. INTERMITTENT TEARS AND CREASES. LARGE CREASE RUNS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM OF BACK COVER. 0.7 CM HIGH BY 14.7 CM LONG BY 11.3 CM WIDE. 2. BOOK, NO COVER, PAPER. MARKED, “THE WORLD’S MASTERS, THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH…” PENCIL MARK IN TOP PROPER LEFT CORNER READS “OR/35”. YELLOWED THROUGHOUT. 0.6 CM HIGH BY 14.6 CM LONG BY 11.1 CM WIDE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
EDUCATION
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016030
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
P19738260001-14-GA
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19738260000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19738260001-14-GA
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, CERAMIC
No. Pieces
14
Height
93.9
Length
172.7
Width
44.5(BASE)
Description
LARGE RECESSED STANDING DIORAMA WITH PAINTED SCENE OF UKRAININAN VILLAGE. OIL, WOOD, COSTUMED DOLLS, CERAMIC. "W. STEFUIK" IN LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER. .1 AND .2 ARE DECORATED WOODEN EASTER EGGS. .3 AND .4 ARE BROWN/GREEN CERAMIC MINIATURE VASES. .5 WOODEN TRINKET JAR C/W LID. .6 DECORATED CIGARETTE BOX. .7 AND .8 ARE CERAMIC MINIATURE VASES. .7 HAS A BROKEN HANDLE .9 CERAMIC MINIATURE VASE (BROKEN HANDLE). .10 MINIATURE WATER PAIL. .11 FEMALE DOLL (TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN COSTUME). HEAD CRACKED ON SIDES. MARKESOPHIA PORAYKO KYFORUK. SLEEP EYES; BROWN BRAIDS. .12 MALE DOLL (TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN COSTUME). BASED READS "KNICKERBOCKER". .13 MINIATURE WOODEN WELL FRAME. .14 MINIATURE WOODEN WELL WOVEN FENCE FRAME.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN. POSSIBLY PAINTED FROM MEMORY. "W. STEFUIK" LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER. DIORAMA CONSISTS OF A FIVE SIDED, GLASS FRONTED CASE. PAINTED IN OIL. PICTURE DEPICTS A TYPICAL UKRAINIAN VILLAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738260000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, PAINT, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20170023003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
FELT, PAINT, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
79.3
Width
19.2
Description
GREEN FELT PENNANT WITH BROWN TRIM AT FRONT AND TWO SETS OF BLACK DOUBLE-STARND TIES FOR SECURING PENNANT. PENNANT HAS WHITE PAINTED TEXT ON FRONT “LETHBRIDGE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION, 1885 TO 1935”. PENNANT IS CREASED ACROSS FRONT AND BACK, AND TEXT ON FRONT IS DISCOLOURED AND YELLOWED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
ON JULY 21, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED GLENN AND JOANNE ALLEN REGARDING THEIR DONATION OF RCMP AND LETHBRIDGE MEMORABILIA. GLENN ALLEN WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND COLLECTED THE OBJECTS AS A CHILD IN LETHBRIDGE. ON THE LETHBRIDGE JUBILEE PENNANT, ALLEN RECALLED, “PENNANTS WERE REALLY POPULAR IN THOSE DAYS. [MY FAMILY] LOVED PENNANTS, AND, IN MY ROOM, AS A CHILD, I HAD [IT] PINNED TO THE WALL.” “THAT [PENNANT] RELATES BACK TO [MY PARENTS’] MARRIAGE… THE PENNANT WAS THE YEAR THEY WERE MARRIED.” “[IT] WOULD HAVE BEEN POSTED ON MY WALL IN CALGARY. THEN IT WENT INTO A BOX WITH THE OTHER PENNANTS. I LIKELY HAD THOSE BEFORE I WAS ADOLESCENT IN AGE, AND THEN WHEN ADOLESCENCE CAME ALONG, THERE WERE OTHER THINGS THAT INTERESTED ME, AND THOSE PENNANTS WENT.” “PENNANTS…SHOWED THAT YOU HAD BEEN SOME PLACE. MY DAD BEING WITH THE RAILWAY, WE WENT BY RAIL TO VANCOUVER, FROM THE TIME I WAS ABOUT 3 ON. IF YOU STOPPED IN BANFF, YOU HOPPED OUT AND YOU GOT ONE OF THESE, AND YOU DID AT LAKE LOUISE, AND YOU DID AT REVELSTOKE, AND THEY WENT TO SEATTLE. THEY BROUGHT ME [PENNANTS].” “THEY WERE KIND OF ‘THE THING’, SO THEY BROUGHT THOSE BACK TO ME. I HAD DOZENS OF THEM.” ALLEN ELABORATED ON HIS FAMILY’S HISTORY IN LETHBRIDGE, NOTING, “MY MOTHER’S FAMILY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1923, AND SHE WAS ABOUT 12 AT THE TIME. SHE DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL ANY FURTHER AT THAT POINT IN TIME, AND SHE WAS HIRED ON AS A HOUSE GIRL FOR THE STOLZ FAMILY.” “MY DAD’S NAME WAS TOM, THOMAS SPENCE ALLEN, AND MY MOTHER WAS DOROTHY EMMA SCHIELS. MY DAD’S FAMILY - HIS FATHER AND, A FEW YEARS LATER MY DAD AND HIS MOTHER - CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910, AND THEY SETTLED IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE, AT 707 12A ST. NORTH. THERE WERE THREE BOYS AND ONE GIRL. THEY ALL WENT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AT GALBRAITH HIGH SCHOOL, AND MY DAD WORKED FOR THE RAILWAYS. HE STARTED AS A MESSENGER…HE WAS 15 YEARS OF AGE. HE PROGRESSED IN THE FREIGHT CPR BUSINESS, AND BECAME A FREIGHT INSPECTOR IN LETHBRIDGE, AND THEN, IN 1948, WAS TRANSFERRED TO CALGARY. MY MOTHER WAS ALWAYS A HOUSEWIFE. THEY LIVED ON 3RD AVENUE NORTH, BY THE LEALTA THEATRE. THEY HAD JUST ONE CHILD. I GREW UP [IN THAT HOUSE] UNTIL I WAS ABOUT AGE FIVE. AT THAT TIME, THE END OF THE WAR WAS COMING, AND SOLDIERS WERE RETURNING. RENTAL HOUSING BECAME ALMOST NOT AVAILABLE. ANYBODY WHO WAS RENTING AT THAT TIME, IF YOU HADN’T BEEN IN THE FORCES, YOU WERE REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE TO FIND ANOTHER PLACE. IT WAS A HOUSE WHICH WE HAD TO GIVE UP. WE’D BEEN THERE SINCE I WAS BORN. THEN WE MOVED OVER TO 12TH STREET C, THE 500 BLOCK. WE LIVED TEMPORARILY THERE, AND THEN THAT HOUSE WAS SECONDED. WE WERE ONLY THERE MAYBE 6 MONTHS, AND THEN WE MOVED INTO AN ATTIC SPACE AT 507 12TH STREET A NORTH, AND LIVED IN THE 2 ROOMS IN THE ATTIC - NO INSULATION, AND VERY COLD IN THE WINTER, AND HOT IN THE SUMMER.” “[MY FATHER] GOT A PROMOTION [IN 1948]. HE GOT A PROMOTION TO CALGARY…A BETTER JOB.” “MY MOTHER AND DAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE. MY MOTHER WAS THE COLLECTOR IN THE FAMILY. WHEN I WAS MARRIED [IN 1962], ALL OF THESE THINGS SHE GAVE ME TO JUST TAKE ALONG, BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN TO ME. THEY ARE JUST LITTLE ITEMS THAT WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY HAVE ANY VALUE, AND RATHER THAN HAVE THEM JUST GO TO LAND FILL, WE’D LIKE YOU TO HAVE A LOOK AT THEM.” “TODAY IS OUR FIFTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, AND WE’RE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE WE’VE HAD THESE THINGS IN OUR POSSESSION FOREVER, AND WE WANT TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY VALUE TO THE MUSEUM. THEY ARE RELICS THAT WE’VE [GATHERED] FROM PAST YEARS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170023001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170023003
Acquisition Date
2017-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY SEALS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20030049028
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY SEALS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2000
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
14
Width
7.5
Description
DENNISON BOOKLET OF STICKERS. FRONT OF BOOKLET PNK AND BLK DEPICTING EXAMPLES OF STICKERS FOUND IN BOOKLET. TEXT READS " NO 8923", DENNISON BABY SEALS 36 SEAL - 6 DIFFERENT DESIGNS", "FOR GIFTS, FAVORS, PLACE CARDS, &SCHOOL USE." ENCLOSED IS SIX PAGES OF STICKERS. PG 1 - 1 STICKER PG2 - 4 STICKERS PG 3 - 5 STICKERS PG 4 - 5 STICKERS PG 5- 6 STICKERS PG 6- 6 STICKERS
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049028
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20170023002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
FELT, WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Length
37
Width
30
Description
RED FELT BANNER WITH TOP FORMING A STITCHED LOOP FIXED TO WOODEN ROD. BANNER IS FRINGED AT THE BOTTOM AND FRONT HAS RED AND BLACK PAINTED SCENE DEPICTING FORT MACLEOD, TEEPEES, AND MOUNTAINS WITH TEXT “ORIGINAL HOME OF THE MOUNTIES, FORT MACLEOD”. BACK HAS WHITE PAPER LABEL ATTACHED WITH BLACK FADED TEXT “JUNIOR FOREST WARDENS & [ILLEGIBLE], FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA, CANADA”. FRONT AND BACK ARE CREASED, AND FRONT HAS STAIN AT TOP BELOW ROD; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ON JULY 21, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED GLENN AND JOANNE ALLEN REGARDING THEIR DONATION OF RCMP AND LETHBRIDGE MEMORABILIA. GLENN ALLEN WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND COLLECTED THE OBJECTS AS A CHILD IN LETHBRIDGE. ON THE RCMP FIGURINE, ALLEN RECALLED, “THESE TWO MOUNTED POLICE ITEMS, THE BANNER AND THE LITTLE STATUETTE…I WAS YOUNG, IN THE PERIOD FROM 1940-1945. LETHBRIDGE WAS A MAJOR BASE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING THING. WE HAD YOUNG BRITISH AIRMEN COME, AND THEY LIVED EVERYWHERE. THEY BOARDED WITH PEOPLE; THEY STAYED ON BASE, BUT WHEN THEY HAD A DAY OFF, IT WAS ONE OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE TO TAKE THEM ON LITTLE JOURNEYS TO PLACES. I CAN REMEMBER GOING WITH THEM…TO FORT MACLEOD, AND THEN TO PINCHER CREEK, AND WE HAD PLUMS AND CHERRIES. I CAN REMEMBER MY MOTHER BRINGING THIS BAG OF FRUIT OUT, AND SAYING TO THE ONE YOUNG FELLOW, “WOULD YOU LIKE A PIECE OF FRUIT?” HE WAS SITTING IN THE FRONT SEAT, TURNED TO MY MOTHER [WHO] WAS DRIVING THE CAR, [THEN] HE TURNED TO HIS BUDDIES IN THE BACKSEAT, AND HE [SAID], “WOULD YOU LIKE A PLUM OR A CHERRY?” WE VISITED THERE, AND THOSE WERE GIFTS FROM THOSE AIRMEN TO ME, AT THAT TIME. I HAD A LITTLE MANTLE IN MY ROOM, DOWNSTAIRS IN CALGARY, AND HAD THEM THERE. WHEN WE WERE IN LETHBRIDGE, WE HAD NO SPACE AT ALL FOR ANYTHING. OUR FURNITURE HAD TO BE ALL STORED. THE ONLY POSSESSIONS OF OURS THAT WERE IN THAT HOUSE WERE OUR BEDS AND OUR DRESSERS, MAYBE A COUPLE OF CHAIRS…” “[I DISPLAYED THEM] MORE IN CALGARY, THAN LETHBRIDGE.” ALLEN ELABORATED ON HIS FAMILY’S HISTORY IN LETHBRIDGE, NOTING, “MY MOTHER’S FAMILY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1923, AND SHE WAS ABOUT 12 AT THE TIME. SHE DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL ANY FURTHER AT THAT POINT IN TIME, AND SHE WAS HIRED ON AS A HOUSE GIRL FOR THE STOLZ FAMILY.” “MY DAD’S NAME WAS TOM, THOMAS SPENCE ALLEN, AND MY MOTHER WAS DOROTHY EMMA SCHIELS. MY DAD’S FAMILY - HIS FATHER AND, A FEW YEARS LATER MY DAD AND HIS MOTHER - CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910, AND THEY SETTLED IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE, AT 707 12A ST. NORTH. THERE WERE THREE BOYS AND ONE GIRL. THEY ALL WENT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AT GALBRAITH HIGH SCHOOL, AND MY DAD WORKED FOR THE RAILWAYS. HE STARTED AS A MESSENGER…HE WAS 15 YEARS OF AGE. HE PROGRESSED IN THE FREIGHT CPR BUSINESS, AND BECAME A FREIGHT INSPECTOR IN LETHBRIDGE, AND THEN, IN 1948, WAS TRANSFERRED TO CALGARY. MY MOTHER WAS ALWAYS A HOUSEWIFE. THEY LIVED ON 3RD AVENUE NORTH, BY THE LEALTA THEATRE. THEY HAD JUST ONE CHILD. I GREW UP [IN THAT HOUSE] UNTIL I WAS ABOUT AGE FIVE. AT THAT TIME, THE END OF THE WAR WAS COMING, AND SOLDIERS WERE RETURNING. RENTAL HOUSING BECAME ALMOST NOT AVAILABLE. ANYBODY WHO WAS RENTING AT THAT TIME, IF YOU HADN’T BEEN IN THE FORCES, YOU WERE REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE TO FIND ANOTHER PLACE. IT WAS A HOUSE WHICH WE HAD TO GIVE UP. WE’D BEEN THERE SINCE I WAS BORN. THEN WE MOVED OVER TO 12TH STREET C, THE 500 BLOCK. WE LIVED TEMPORARILY THERE, AND THEN THAT HOUSE WAS SECONDED. WE WERE ONLY THERE MAYBE 6 MONTHS, AND THEN WE MOVED INTO AN ATTIC SPACE AT 507 12TH STREET A NORTH, AND LIVED IN THE 2 ROOMS IN THE ATTIC - NO INSULATION, AND VERY COLD IN THE WINTER, AND HOT IN THE SUMMER.” “[MY FATHER] GOT A PROMOTION [IN 1948]. HE GOT A PROMOTION TO CALGARY…A BETTER JOB.” “MY MOTHER AND DAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE. MY MOTHER WAS THE COLLECTOR IN THE FAMILY. WHEN I WAS MARRIED [IN 1962], ALL OF THESE THINGS SHE GAVE ME TO JUST TAKE ALONG, BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN TO ME. THEY ARE JUST LITTLE ITEMS THAT WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY HAVE ANY VALUE, AND RATHER THAN HAVE THEM JUST GO TO LAND FILL, WE’D LIKE YOU TO HAVE A LOOK AT THEM.” “TODAY IS OUR FIFTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, AND WE’RE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE WE’VE HAD THESE THINGS IN OUR POSSESSION FOREVER, AND WE WANT TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY VALUE TO THE MUSEUM. THEY ARE RELICS THAT WE’VE [GATHERED] FROM PAST YEARS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170023001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170023002
Acquisition Date
2017-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
5.0
Width
1.8
Description
BRASS BULLET HEAD FEATURES HAND-MODIFIED CARTRIDGE END, POUNDED & CUT INTO A MILITARY IRON CROSS-LIKE SHAPE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
TRENCH ART PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY FORMER OWNER HELEN NOBLE DURING WWI. NOBLE ACTED AS A NURSE DURING THE WAR. SHAPE OF ARTWORK LEADS TO SPECULATION THAT ARTIST MAY HAVE BEEN GERMAN AND MAY HAVE BEEN TREATED BY NOBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20090010001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TRENCH ART OR BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19683502000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART OR BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR
Date
1918
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
17.8
Diameter
3.6
Description
CALIBER 35MM "VERDUN 1918" AND "RAILWAY SYMBOL" EMBOSSED ON A DECORATIVE BACKGROUND ON SIDE OF CASE. STAMPED ON BULLET: "94", "4498" L.U., "NO. 60 17" STAMPED ON BASE: "37-85", "P.D. PS. 216.9.16" HAS BEEN FIRED AND PRIMER IS MISSING.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE OF TRENCH ART THAT CAME OUT OF THE MONTHS & YEARS SOLDIERS SPENT IN THE TRENCHES DURING W.W. I. ENGRAVING IS HAND WORKED *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. THE DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE WATSON SR., SERVED IN WWI, AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HE WAS THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CARTRIDGE. FROM WATSON SR.'S OBITUARY IN JUNE 30, 1980 LETHBRIDGE HERALD: "WATSON, GEORGE OF 1409 9 AVE SOUTH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 27 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS... [HE] WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND TOOK HIS NORMAL SCHOOL TRAINING IN CALGARY. DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS, SERVING AS A FLYING CADET. HE RETURNED TO THIS AREA AND TAUGHT SCHOOL IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, MILK RIVER, COALHURST, COALDALE, AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1930 TO 1950, AND FROM 1950-1961 AS VICE PRINCIPAL OF HAMILTON SCHOOL, THE FIRST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS AN HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION. ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS, HE SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING: THE FIRST TOWN PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY, THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, THE HEALTH UNIT, AND ONE TERM AS AN ALDERMAN ON CITY COUNCIL. DURING ITS FORMATIVE YEARS HE SERVED AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE NO. 1 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND THE LETHBRIDGE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION." ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, GEORGE WATSON JR., PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRDGE ON MAY 16, 2003, AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19683502000
Acquisition Date
1968-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19880068000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER
Date
1917
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.8
Width
2.1
Description
SOUVENIR LETTER OPENER MADE FROM BRASS SHELL & BULLET CASING. REGIMENTAL CREST AFFIXED TO HANDLE. BLADE ENGRAVED: "SOUJENIR DE LA SOMME 1917". WORN.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
MILITARY
History
SOMME BATTLEFIELD LOCATED EASTERN FRANCE. DONOR, STATES THAT FATHER BROUGHT SOUVENIR HOME FROM THE SOMME BATTLEFIELD. HE SERVED IN THE CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES (CEF), CALVARY & SIGNED UP IN REGINA. HE FOUGHT AT THE SOMME. THIS TYPE OF SOUVENIR IS USUALLY IDENTIFIED AS TRENCH ART. DONOR IS RETIRED PROFESSOR & FORMER V.P. OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19880068000
Acquisition Date
1988-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960112065
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
39.4
Width
29.3
Description
BLACK FRAMED "LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS", WITH THE BACK COVERED WITH BROWN PAPER & MARKED "THE ART STUDIO ON FIFTH AVENUE LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". ITEM OUTLINES THE EXPECTATIONS OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ACCORDING TO THE "INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF CHIEFS OF POLICE, INC.". PAPER ON BACK TORN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112065
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
"TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE"
Date Range From
1946
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20090016045
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE"
Date Range From
1946
Date Range To
1953
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
.5
Length
18
Width
12.5
Description
BOOKLET WITH ENCLOSED HANDWRITTEN PAPER NOTE, 2 PCE. BLUE SOFT COVER BOOKLET TITLED “TOUCHING THE INVISIBLE” BY “NORMAN GRUBB”, “FIRST PUBLISHED 1940”, HANDWRITTEN IN BOOKLET’S INSIDE COVER, “E.F. KIRK 204 9TH ST. S. LETHBRIDGE”. PAPER NOTE, 12.6 CM (L) X 6.6 CM (W), HANDWRITTEN IN INK “6TH DAY – READ ALL OF IT AGAIN TO …. AS THEY ARE VITAL”, TYPED IN TR CORNER “LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA”.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE. THIS BOOKLET AND NOTE WERE DONATED TO THE GALT THREE YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL WORK BOX AND CONTENTS DONATION. THE ITEMS WERE OFFERED TO GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS WHO, ON 20 JUNE 2012, BROUGHT THE ITEMS TO COLLECTIONS SAYING, “ARLENE STEELE (DONOR’S DAUGHTER) DROPPED THE BOOKLET OFF AT THE FRONT DESK. SHE PHONED A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER TO CHECK THAT I HAD RECEIVED IT. SHE TOLD ME SHE FOUND IT IN HER HOUSE BUT DOESN’T REMEMBER HOW IT GOT SEPARATED FROM THE MAUGHAM WORK BOX. ARLENE WAS FASCINATED BY THE CONTENTS OF THE BOX AS A CHILD AND REMEMBERS THE BOOKLET BEING IN IT. SHE ALSO REMEMBERS HER MOTHER, KATHERINE TWISS TELLING HER THAT MISS KIRK WAS A VERY RELIGIOUS PERSON.” *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME ASSOCIATED WITH EDITH KIRK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON KIRK, THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS BOOKLET, WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2015 KIRK EXHIBIT AT THE GALT MUSEUM: "FOR 35 YEARS, LETHBRIDGE WAS THE HOME OF AN ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST AND ART TEACHER. EDITH FANNY KIRK, OR MISS KIRK AS MOST PEOPLE CALLED HER, CREATED WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPES OF ENGLAND, VANCOUVER, LETHBRIDGE, WATERTON, BANFF, AND JASPER. SHE TAUGHT MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS THE SKILLS OF PAINTING. SHE ALSO SPOKE AT THE MATHESIS CLUB PERSENTING PAPERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART, THE EVOLUTION OF ART AND ART APPRECIATION. JOAN STEBBINS, PAST CURATOR AT THE SAAG, CREDITS THE INFLUENCE OF MISS KIRK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH (NOW ARTISTS') CLUB IN THE 1930S. WHEN MISS KIRK ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1918, SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1858 AND WAS RAISED IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HER MOTHER, FANNY (NEE MAUGHAM) PASSED AWAY WHEN EDITH WAS A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FATHER REMARRIED. THE STORY, FROM SECOND HAND SOURCES, WAS THAT SHE AND HER STEP MOTHER DID NOT LIKE ONE ANOTHER. THIS PROVIDED TO BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE BECAUSE EDITH WAS SENT AWAY TO STUDY ART. EDITH STUDIED IN SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS. DURING HER SUMMERS SHE JOINED ARTIST'S COLONIES IN CORNWALL, WALES AND YORKSHIRE. SHE WROTE OF IMPRESSIONIST PAUL CEZANNE BEING HER "MODEL AND INSPIRATION" AND SHE GREATLY ADMIRED ROMANTIC ARTIST JOHN SELL COTMAN. KIRK NEVER MARRIED AND, FOR SOME REASON, SHE DECIDED TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 46. SHE ARRIVED IN HALIFAX ABOARD THE HMS CANADA IN APRIL 1905. THE PASSENGER LIST INDICATED SHE WAS TRAVELING ON TO VANCOUVER AND HER OCCUPATION WAS LISTED AS A GOVERNESS. IT SEEMS SHE DIDN'T STAY LONG IN VANCOUVER BUT SOON TRAVELLED TO ATLIN, B.C. TO GET TO ATLIN, KIRK WOULD HAVE TAKEN A SHIP TO SKAGWAY, THE WHITE PASS RAILWAY TO CARCROSS AND THEN AN OVERLAND AND BOAT TRIP TO ATLIN. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY SHE CHOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE GOLD RUSH TOWN IN NORTH WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. NEXT WE FIND KIRK, IN 1911, BOARDING WITH THE WOODS FAMILY IN LILLOOET, NORTHWEST OF KAMLOOPS, B.C. THERE SHE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. SEVEN YEARS LATER EDITH KIRK IS IN LETHBRIDGE. IT SEEMS SHE KNEW PEOPLE LIVING IN TABER, DR. ALFRED HAMMAN AND HIS SISTER MRS. SYLVIA GIDMAN, WHO CAME FROM HER HOMELAND IN ENGLAND SO CHOSE VISIT. THE CHARM OF THE PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA ENTICED HER TO STAY. MISS KIRK LIVED IN THE VICTORIA MANSION AND THE TRAVELLER'S AID SOCIETY BUILDING AND SHE TAUGHT ART CLASSES AT THE YMCA FOR A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH." EDITH KIRK PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OTHER KIRK DONATIONS, INCLUDING: P19820004000, P19960095000, P20090016*, P20140012*, P20140020*, P20140021000, P20150008000, P20150019000, P20150024000, P20150029000, AND P20150030000. SEE ALSO, "A LEGACY OF ADVENTURE AND ART: THE LIFE OF MISS EDITH FANNY KIRCK" BY WENDY AITKENS. ALSO SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016045
Acquisition Date
2012-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BALLET PLATE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19980048051
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALLET PLATE
Date
1992
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.1
Diameter
20.2
Description
THE PLATE HAS A RED PICTURE OF A STRONGLY STYLIZED BALLET DANCER (BRUSH STROKE). BESIDE PICTURE IS A DATE AND LOCATION PRINTED ON IN RED INK "MIHCK 1992". NEAR THE BOTTOM OT THE PLATE IN 'HAND WRITING' STYLE, IT READS, "I LOVE BALLET". AROUND THE EDGE OF THE PLATE, IS RUSSIAN WRITING ACROSS THE TOP HALF. ACROSS THE BOTTOM HALF, THERE IS WHAT IS PRESUMABLY A TRANSLATION WHICH READS "INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHOREOGRAPHIC ART OF YOUNG TALENTS".
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
GIFT FROM RUSSIAN BALLET.
Catalogue Number
P19980048051
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
U OF L BUTTON
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20050005007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
U OF L BUTTON
Date
1972
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
5.5
Description
ROUND BUTTON. CENTER CIRCLE BL FEATURING GLD AND BLK SQUARE DESIGN. OUTSIDE BORDER WHT WITH BL TEXT "THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE", "OFFICIAL OPENING 1972".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR FOUND BUTTON AMONGST HER MOTHER'S EFFECTS. DONOR DID NOT RECALL HER MOTHER HAVING AN ACTIVE AFFILIATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY. *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
P20050005007
Acquisition Date
2005-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VICTORY BONDS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20050005011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VICTORY BONDS
Date
1917
Materials
METAL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
2
Description
ROUND BL, RD AND WHT PIN. PIN MARKED "I HAVE BOUGHT VICTORY BONDS" WITH RD MAPLE LEAF AND THE DATE "1917". BACK TARNISHED AND WORN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR BELIEVED THIS BELONGED TO HER GRANDFATHER NORMIE (NORMAN) MACLEOD. MR. MACLEOD WAS THE NEPHEW OF CONONEL MACLEOD. DONOR DOES NOT RECALL HER GRANDFATHER SELLING BONDS DURING WWI. PIN CAME INTO DONOR'S POSSESSION THROUGH HER MOTHER. *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
P20050005011
Acquisition Date
2005-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1919
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SHELL FRAGMENTS/COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19750005000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1919
Materials
SHELL FRAGMENTS/COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
21.5
Width
4.7
Description
COPPER COLOUR. HAND MADE FROM SHELL FRAGMENTS. ENGRAVED ON CURVED BLADE: "HILL 60 YPRES".
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THIS LETTER OPENER WAS MADE DURING W.W.I AT HILL 60 YPRES WHERE WINTOUR ADAMS DIED. THIS TYPE OF BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR IS USUALLY IDENTIFIED AS TRENCH ART. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR WINTOUR ADAMS, UNCLE OF THE DONOR, WAS FOUND IN ADAMS' MILITARY RECORDS, DEATH NOTICE IN THE DECEMBER 15, 1916 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND THE LETHBRIDGE CENOTAPH COLLECTION VIA THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. WINTOUR ADAMS WAS BORN IN 1889 IN CINDERFORD, ENGLAND. ADAMS IMMIGRATED TO CANADA AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1913, WHERE HE WORKED AS A FIREMAN FOR THE CPR BEFORE ENLISTING WITH THE 31ST BATTALION CEF IN NOVEMBER 1914. THE BATTALION ARRIVED IN ENGLAND IN MAY 1915 AND ADAMS WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LANCE CORPORAL. IN SEPTEMBER 1915 THE BATTALION MOVED TO THE FRONTLINES IN FRANCE, WHERE ADAMS WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE 3RD CANADIAN TUNNELING DIVISION ENGINEERS AND PROMOTED TO CORPORAL. THIS UNIT FOUGHT IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM, WHERE ON NOVEMBER 28, 1916 ADAMS WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A GERMAN SNIPER. HE WAS BURIED AT BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, AND AWARDED THE 1914/15 STAR, BRITISH WAR WEDAL, AND VICTORY MEDAL. HIS MEMORIAL CROSS AND DEATH PLAQUE WERE ACCEPTED BY HIS MOTHER, MARIA. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF ADAMS' SERVICE RECORDS AND RELATED ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19750005000
Acquisition Date
1974-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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