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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FOIL
Catalogue Number
P19940002002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
FOIL
No. Pieces
1
Height
22
Width
17
Description
PLASTIC FOIL STAR DECORATION, WITH COILED WIRE BASE FOR ATTACHING TO TOP OF TREE. SIX POINTS ARE MADE WITH THREE LAYERS OF FOIL (SILVER WITH GOLD EXTERIORS), SEWN TOGETHER ALONG LENGTH OF POINTS. CENTER OF DECORATION HAS ONE SILVER AND ONE RED LAYER ON EACH SIDE, ALL ATTACHED IN CENTRE. BOTTOM POINT HAS TEAR IN MIDDLE LAYER OF FOIL, NEAR CENTER OF STAR, APPROXIMATELY 2CM IN LENGTH.
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ORNAMENT BOUGHT IN 1950'S FOR CHRISTMAS TREE BY DONOR. IS A DIFFICULT AND RARE DECORATION TO ACQUIRE. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “NO FURTHER INFORMATION.” ***
Catalogue Number
P19940002002
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041562
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
FELT, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
21.7
Width
8.4
Description
GREEN, BROWN AND WHITE FELT BUTTERFLY WIRED TO THE END OF A WOOD STICK.
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BUTTERFLY WAS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM OF DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041562
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOCRATES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19970041187
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOCRATES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.6
Length
7.9
Width
6.1
Description
WHITE PORCELAIN STATUE OF A BEARDED MAN IN ROBES SITTING WITH HIS HAND ON HIS FACE. ETCHED INTO BASE IS THE NAME "SOCRATES" IN GREEK LETTERING. "G.R." IS ETCHED INTO BACK OF BASE.
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STATUE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER AT COALDALE. REV. NAKAYAMA, AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041187
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE POETRY HANGING
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041914
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE POETRY HANGING
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
36.3
Width
6.1
Description
RECTANGULAR HEAVY WHITE CARDBOARD WITH SILVER COLOURED EDGING AND JAPANESE WRITING IN BLACK INK. CIRCULAR RED INK SEAL IS ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER. REVERSE HAS HAND WRITTEN TRANSLATION OF THE POEM, PARTIALLY COVERED BY PAPER HANGING DEVICE.
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History
POETRY CARD IN JAPANESE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE. DONOR MENTIONED THIS POEM IN HER BOOK "OBASAN". 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. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS FOUND.
Catalogue Number
P19970041914
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STRING
Catalogue Number
P20010093006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STRING
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
13.7
Width
9.7
Description
GLASS BIRD; SILVER COLOURED. HAS A WHITE BEAK AND EYES. HAS MOLDED FEATHERS. WINGS AND TAIL ARE MADE FROM STRANDS OF WHITE NYLON. ON TOP OF BIRD IS A SMALL HOOK TO WHICH A WHITE STRING IS TIED IN A LOOP (FOR HANGING).
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PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093006
Acquisition Date
2001-09
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
1952
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COPPER, WAX
Catalogue Number
P19970041218
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1952
Date Range To
1953
Materials
NYLON, COPPER, WAX
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
10.5
Width
7.7
Description
THREE FLOWERS, ONE GREEN, ONE PURPLE, ONE BLUE, MADE FROM COPPER WIRING AND COLORED NYLON WRAPPED WITH GREEN WAX TAPE. EACH FLOWER HAS YELLOW WAX CENTRE.
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FLOWERS WERE MADE BY DONOR AT THE AGE OF 13 OR 14 WHILE ATTENDING CAMP OLIVER WHICH WAS AN ANGLICAN SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENAGERS NEAR CALGARY. HER FATHER REV. NAKAYAMA AND THEIR FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041218
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010093005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIRD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, NYLON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
13.6
Width
2.5
Description
GLASS BIRD, GOLD COLOURED. HAS A METALLIC ORANGE BEAK. HAS MOLDED WINGS AND FEATHERS. TAIL IS MADE FROM STANDS OF WHITE NYLON. COMING OUT OF BOTTOM OF BIRD IS A COPPER SPRING, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO A STEEL CLIP.
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PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093005
Acquisition Date
2001-09
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Museum
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Other Name
DEAR MOTHER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19930007003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DEAR MOTHER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.1
Width
22.0
Description
WOOD FRAMED ILLUSTRATION OF VASE & BOUQUET OF FLOWERS & CORSAGE WITH MESSAGE: "DEAR MOTHER YOU HAVE A WAY THAT'S ALL YOUR OWN OF SPREADING..." 7 LINES & TITLE. BOTTOM RIGHT "RIC".
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POSSIBLY A MOTHER'S DAY GIFT. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. NO NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC ARTIFACT WAS FOUND, BUT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONORS, EARL AND MARY WAGNESS, WAS FOUND IN THEIR LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES. MARY WAS BORN IN CLAYTON, ONTARIO IN 1905 AND MOVED TO ENCHANT, ALBERTA WITH HER FAMILY IN 1917. AFTER COMPLETING A BUSINESS COURSE IN CALGARY SHE WORKED FOR THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IN STAVELY. MARY MARRIED EARL WAGNESS IN STAVELY IN 1929, AND OVER THE 61 YEARSOF THEIR MARRIAGE THEY LIVED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MOVING FOR EARL'S WORK WITH THE ALBERTA PACIFIC GRAIN COMPANY. THEY RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956. MARY WAS ACTIVE IN CURLING, THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, CHURCH CHOIR, AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK. EARL WAS A HOBBYIST WATCHMAKER - SEE RECORD P19930009001 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WATCHMAKING PRACTICE AND TOOLS. EARL DIED IN 1990, AND MARY DIED IN 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19930007003
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
BIRD ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, SYNTHETIC FIBER
Catalogue Number
P20010079005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIRD ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
METAL, SYNTHETIC FIBER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. 3.8 X 14.2 X 2.5. SILVER METALLIC. WINGS AND HEAD HAVE PINKISH AND YELLOWISH HUES ON THEM. BEAK IS ORANGE. TAIL IS MADE FROM STRANDS OF WHITE NYLON. BOTTOM OF BIRD HAS A SPRING COMING OUT OF IT, ATTACHED TO WHICH IS A REMNANT OF BROWN PLASTIC. 2. 5.0 X 7.7 X 2.5. RED METALLIC. BODY IS TEXTURED TO REPRESENT FEATHERS. BEAK IS BLACK. TAIL IS BROKEN OFF. OUT OF BOTTOM OF BIRD IS A SPRING, ATTACHED TO A CLIP.
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THESE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WERE PURCHASED BY THE DONORS PARENTS-IN-LAW, EILEEN AND CLARENCE LEECK, IN THE LATE 40'S, EARLY 50'S IN THE VULCAN AREA. THEY THEN LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20010079005
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041828
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.1
Length
8
Width
6.9
Description
CERAMIC SCULPTURE OF A RED AND BROWN OWL WITH BIG RED EYES. HAND PRINTED ON FEET ARE "M. DALACIOS" AND "MEXICO".
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SCULPTURE WAS BROUGHT BACK TO CANADA BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, FROM A TRIP TO MEXICO. REV. NAKAYAMA TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY. 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
P19970041828
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CROCHET CANADIAN COAT OF ARMS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19860053000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROCHET CANADIAN COAT OF ARMS
Date
1940
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
72.5
Width
54.0
Description
ECRU, RUST, BLACK, GOLD. CROCHETED ECRU COTTON COAT-OF-ARMS. LION OVER A CROWN, LION RAMPANT WITH A CROWN, A UNICORN RAMPANT, "DIEU ET MON DROIT" MOUNTED ON RUST MATTE. 2 LABELS WITH BLACK LETTERING: "GOD ON MY RIGHT", BL & "MRS. REKA SCHMACHER 1940" BR. BLACK GILT FRAME, GLASS.
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DONOR'S MOTHER IN LAW, REKA SCHUMACHER, CROCHETED THE COAT OF ARMS. BORN IN THE U.S.A., OF GERMAN DESCENT, MOVED TO CANADA AS A MARRIED WOMAN. IMMIGRATED WITH HUSBAND, JACOB FROM MINNESOTA NEAR TURN OF CENTURY. YOUNGEST CHILD, ALICE BORN IN 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. HUSBAND STARTED AS A FARM LABOURER,THEN WORKED FOR CITY STREETCAR SYSTEM UNTIL 1939. HE WAS FIRED IN 1939 BECAUSE OF GERMAN ANCESTORY. WENT TO WORK FOR C.P.R. UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. REKA TOOK MANY PRIZES AT EXHIBITION FOR HER CROCHET, BEADWORK, & EMBROIDERY. DONOR IONA SCHUMACHER IS SISTER-IN-LAW TO ALICE WHO CURRENTLY LIVES IN PARK RIDGE NURSING HOME. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. A NOTICE IN THE AUGUST 4, 1958 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD LISTS THE CROCHETER, REKA SCHUMACHER, AS DECEASED, BUT PROVIDES NO FURTHER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY THE DONOR, IOWNA SCHUMACHER, PASSED AWAY ON JULY 27, 2004. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19860053000
Acquisition Date
1985-11
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Museum
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Other Name
THOUSAND CRANES ORIGAMI HANGING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041691
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THOUSAND CRANES ORIGAMI HANGING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
110
Diameter
12
Description
ORIGAMI HANGING CONSISTS OF EIGHT LENGTHS OF MULTI-COLOURED PAPER ORIGAMI CRANES INTERLOCKED TO FORM VARYING LENGTHS. EACH STRAND OF CRANES IS FASTENED TO TOP OF OTHERS.
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ORIGAMI HANGING IS CALLED "THOUSAND CRANES" AND BECAME A POPULAR JAPANESE DECORATION FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041691
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
119.5
Width
68
Description
BEIGE LINEN WALL HANGING. EDGE EMBROIDERED WITH ZIG-ZAG BLUE TRIM. PAINTED IMAGE DEPICTS TWO SWANS SURROUNDED BY CAT-TAILS, FLOWERS, AND WATER LILIES IN BLUE, PURPLE, PINK, AND GREEN. ACROSS TOP IN SILVER IS "HEAD OOD!". PAINT, ESPECIALLY SILVER, IS CRACKING AND WORN. SMALL BROWN STAINS IN SEVERAL PLACES.
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ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, ANNA MARIE SMITH (KRUTOP), WHO IMMIGRATED TO WALSH ALBERTA IN 1928 FROM ESTONIA. DONOR'S FATHER, ALEX SMITH, CAME TO CANADA AFTER FIRST WORLD WAR. THE COUPLE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1938, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1958. TEXTILE WAS HANDWOVEN AND PURCHASED IN ESTONIA, AND HUNG AT THE SIDE OF THE BED. "HEAD OOD" TRANSLATES AS "GOOD NIGHT". DONOR ACQUIRED ITEM IN 1965 AFTER HER MOTHER PASSED AWAY; STORED IT IN WICKER TRUNK.
Catalogue Number
P19980045000
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1968
Date Range To
1978
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL FOIL, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010117000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1968
Date Range To
1978
Materials
METAL FOIL, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.5
Length
35.1
Width
32.1
Description
THE ORNAMENT IS MULTI-COLORED (SILVER, GREEN, PURPLE, BLUE, ORANGE). CIRCULAR IS SHAPE, THERE IS A RUFFLED EDGE (LIKE WAVES) WITH 4 TASSELS THAT HANG DOWN. THE TASSELS ARE COLORED THE SAME AS THE ORNAMENT. EACH OF THE FOUR TASSELS IS ATTACHED TO AN AREA THAT HAS CUT OUT SQUARE PATTERNS. THE ORNAMENT RESTS ON A BROWN PIECE OF CARDBOARD THAT HAS THE WORD "MULTICOLOURED" HAND WRITTEN ON IT IN FLOWING SCRIPT. THE PIECE OF CARDBOARD AND THE ORNAMENT ITSELF IS CONTAINED INSIDE A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG (OF SORTS). ON THE BACK OF THE CARDBOARD, IS A CALENDAR THAT IS DATED TO "1967".
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CHRISTMAS DECORATION, THAT THE DONOR DATES FROM THE 1970'S. THE CARDBOARD CALENDAR ON THE BACK WOULD SUGGEST THAT THIS TIME FRAME IS CORRECT.
Catalogue Number
P20010117000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
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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
DUCK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTER, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20000010062
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DUCK
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTER, TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.7
Length
28.6
Width
29.0
Description
CAST IN A MOLD TO LOOK LIKE A GOOSE. ONE WING IS STRETCHED BACKWARD AND THE OTHER STRETCHED UPWARD. BEAK IS WIDE OPEN AND NECK IS STRETCHED OUT. BODY IS GREEN, YELLOW AND BROWN. FEET AND BEAK ARE ORANGE. HEAD IS DARK GREENISH BLACK. HAS A THIN YELLOW LINE AROUND BASE OF NECK. HAS A YELLOW DOT FOR AN EYE. HAS A FEW CHIPS OUT OF IT HERE AND THERE. BACK OF CASTING IS FLAT AND HAS A LOOP OF WIRE EMBEDDED INTO IT ON UPPER WING, FOR HANGING. WRITTEN ON BACK IS "3.95" WHICH HAS BEEN CROSSED OUT AND "1.95" IS BELOW IT.
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DECORATIVE ARTS
History
MATERIAL WAS IN DONORS POSSESSION FOR MAX. 5 YEARS. 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
P20000010062
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20010079004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
5
Height
5.5
Length
12.4
Width
21.0
Description
LIGHTS ARE STRUNG TOGETHER ON A GREEN RUBBER ELECTRICAL CORD. THE PLASTIC COVERS ARE RED, YELLOW, BLUE, AND GREEN. THE LIGHTS ARE CONTAINED INSIDE A CARDBOARD BOX. THE LID OF THE BOX IS LIGHT GREEN WITH A CIRCULAR PIECE OF TRANSPARENT PLASTIC IN THE CENTER. ABOVE THIS CIRCULAR PIECE THERE IS THE FOLLOWING TEXT "20 MIDGET LITES" UNDERNEATH IS THE TEXT "FLASHER FOR INDOOR USE ONLY IF ONE GOES OUT THE REST STAY LIT". *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, NO. PIECES HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM 5 TO 17, AS THE LIGHT COVERS ARE EASILY SEPARATED FROM THE LIGHT STRING. PIECES INCLUDE: 1. BOX BASE AND LID 2. LIGHT STRING 3. PLASTIC LIGHT COVERS INCLUDING 3 GREEN, 3 BLUE, 3 RED-ORANGE, 3 PINK AND 2 YELLOW.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
Catalogue Number
P20010079004
Acquisition Date
2002-12
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
DOUGH, FAKE FUR, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20010093007
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1985
Materials
DOUGH, FAKE FUR, TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
8.3
Width
6.2
Description
HOMEMADE ROCKING HORSE DECORATION MADE OUT OF BAKED DOUGH. HORSE IS BROWN WITH A GREEN SADDLE WHICH HAS "BABY 1985" ON IT IN RED. HAS A RED BRIDLE AND WHITE FAKE FUR FOR A MEIN. HORSE IS ON A RED ROCKER WITH YELLOW AND GREEN FLOWERS ON IT. THERE IS A SMALL LOOP OF WIRE COMING OUT OF TOP OF SADDLE (FOR HANGING).
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
PURCHASED BY DONOR'S PARENTS LOCALLY. USED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD DONOR GREW UP IN IN THE EARLY 1950S, IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S FATHER, ROLLIE STEWART, BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1951, AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHILE WORKING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ROLLIE REMAINED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR 22 YEARS, CHANGING CAREERS IN THE MID 60S.
Catalogue Number
P20010093007
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE BAUBLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STYROFOAM, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P19860143000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE BAUBLE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STYROFOAM, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Description
31.2 CM (CIRCUMFERENCE). THREAD WRAPPED OVER STYROFOAM BALL. YELLOW, RED, BLUE, WHITE, GREEN, PINK.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
HANDMADE CHRISTMAS DECORATION GIVEN TO DONOR AS A GIFT. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT DONATED BY CORA HASTINGS. RESEARCH CONDUCTED AS PART OF THE AUDIT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN IDENTIFYING THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN. ATTACHED TO THE ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE IS THE OBITUARY OF HASTINGS. IT READS: "CORA JEWELL HASTINGS DIED IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ON JANUARY 30, 2011. BORN IN MERCER, PENNSYLVANIA, ON DECEMBER 7TH, 1925, CORA IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1967 TO ACCEPT A POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE. SHW WAS THE FOUNDING COORDINATOR OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION CURRICULUM LABORATORY LOCATED IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. SHE RETIRED FROM THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN 1984." FOR FULL OBITUARY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19860143000
Acquisition Date
1986-09
Collection
Museum
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