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Date Range
1953 -1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19861048001
Physical Description
12.7 cm x 12.7 cm 1 Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph of the St. Mary's Dam, taken around 1970 .
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1953 -1970
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
12.7 cm x 12.7 cm 1 Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Albertan.
Custodial History
1985-05
P Marshall
Scope and Content
Photograph of the St. Mary's Dam, taken around 1970 .
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19861048001
Collection
Archive
Images
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Date Range
1953 -1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19861048002
Physical Description
12.7 x 12.7 cm Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
View of the St. Mary's Spillway taken around spring 1970 .
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1953 -1970
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
12.7 x 12.7 cm Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Albertan.
Scope and Content
View of the St. Mary's Spillway taken around spring 1970 .
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19861048002
Collection
Archive
Images
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Date Range
1953 -1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19861048003
Physical Description
25.3 x 20.3 cm Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Side view of St. Mary's Spillway taken round Spring 1953
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1953 -1970
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
25.3 x 20.3 cm Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Albertan.
Scope and Content
Side view of St. Mary's Spillway taken round Spring 1953
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19861048003
Collection
Archive
Images
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Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
1991107613421
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Scope and Content
Photographs of shoreline at St. Mary Dam.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
The Lethbridge Herald
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Photographs of shoreline at St. Mary Dam.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
1991107613421
Collection
Archive
Images
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Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
1991107613422
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Scope and Content
Photographs of spillway at St. Mary Dam.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
The Lethbridge Herald
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Photographs of spillway at St. Mary Dam.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
1991107613422
Collection
Archive
Images
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Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
1991107613423
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Scope and Content
Photographs of spillway at St. Mary Dam.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
The Lethbridge Herald
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Photographs of spillway at St. Mary Dam.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
1991107613423
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
1991107613424
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Scope and Content
Photographs of lake at St. Mary Dam.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
The Lethbridge Herald
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Photographs of lake at St. Mary Dam.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
1991107613424
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
1991107613420
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Scope and Content
Photographs of wild flowers and St. Mary Dam.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
The Lethbridge Herald
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Photographs of wild flowers and St. Mary Dam.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
1991107613420
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
1991107613419
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Scope and Content
Photographs of old school house and St. Mary Dam.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
6 June 1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
The Lethbridge Herald
Physical Description
Black and white negative
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Photographs of old school house and St. Mary Dam.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
1991107613419
Collection
Archive
Images
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Boating At St. Mary's Dam

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Date Range
[1970]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19760235214
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Boating at St. Mary's Dam.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1970]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Local.
Scope and Content
Boating at St. Mary's Dam.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19760235214
Collection
Archive
Images
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Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20181035
Physical Description
2438 Color Slides 47 Black and white and color photographs
Scope and Content
A collection of slides and photographs taken by William Hasulak include Lethbridge buildings, parks, parades, Hasulak Family, South Alberta towns - Cardston and area; Coaldale and area; Crowssnest Pass; Fort MacLeod and area; Glacier National Park; Picture Butte; Raymond; Pncher Creek and area; St.…
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2438 Color Slides 47 Black and white and color photographs
History / Biographical
William Hasulak was a resident of Lethbridge all his life. He worked for Eaton's and retired in 1987. His passion was the outdoors and animals. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He did much travelling throughout his life taking picutres of the places he'd visited in Canada, and the United States. His hobbies included photography, collecting musical records and stamps. He passed away in 1990.
Scope and Content
A collection of slides and photographs taken by William Hasulak include Lethbridge buildings, parks, parades, Hasulak Family, South Alberta towns - Cardston and area; Coaldale and area; Crowssnest Pass; Fort MacLeod and area; Glacier National Park; Picture Butte; Raymond; Pncher Creek and area; St. Mary's Dam; Taber and area; and Writing-On-Stone. There are views of Saskatchewan, British Colmbia and many of the states below the border that have not been documented.
Notes
Each slide has their own individual entry
Accession No.
20181035
Collection
Archive
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20100049015
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
15
Length
17.0
Width
16.0
Description
A-P: OFF-WHITE PAPER NAPKINS. IMPRINTED INTO THE NAPKIN IS A FLORAL DESIGN: TWO FLOWERS WITH STEMS AND LEAVES IN THE CORNER, WITH A SCALLOPED DESIGN FORMING AN "L" AROUND THE FLOWERS. THE FLOWERS HAVE SIX PRIMARY PETALS WITH AN INNER RING OF TEN PETALS. BACKGROUND PATTERN OF NAPKIN IS FLORAL AS WELL, WITH MANY SMALL PETALS AND FLOWERS. NAPKINS UNFOLD TWICE TO MAKE A LARGER ROUGHLY SQUARE SHAPE THAT IS 31.6CM X 33.8CM. EXCELLENT CONDITION. NAPKINS HAVE YELLOWED SLIGHTLY WITH AGE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THESE NAPKINS ARE PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049015
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20100049014
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.2
Length
18.2
Width
22
Description
METAL NAPKIN HOLDER WITH WHITE FINISH ON METAL. BASE IS BASICALLY A SQUARE, ALTHOUGH THE CORNERS OF THE SQUARE ARE MISSING. EACH SIDE OF SQUARE HAS A 1.8CM LIP. DOUBLE HANDLE, WITH A METAL DOWEL IN BETWEEN THE TWO HANDLES. DOWEL IS ADJUSTABLE BETWEEN THE TWO HANDLES, TO ALLOW A SMALL OR LARGE STACK OF NAPKINS. METAL DOWEL HAS A SPHERE ON EACH END. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BASE, STAMPED IN BLACK INK: "JAPAN". OVERALL IN GOOD TO FAIR CONDITION. STRUCTRUALLY VERY GOOD CONDITION. FINISH HAS RUBBED OFF THE METAL IN SEVERAL PLACES, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN THE TWO HANDLES AND AT THE SPHERE ENDS OF THE METAL DOWEL, REVEALING A DARK GREY METAL. BOTTOM OF BASE HAS SEVERAL SCRATCHES AND SOME SURFACE STAINING.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THIS NAPKIN HOLDER IS PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049014
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TABLECLOTH CLAMP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20100049009
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TABLECLOTH CLAMP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
5
Height
7.0
Length
5.3
Width
1.2
Description
A-E: FIVE SILVER COLOURED METAL TABLECLOTH HOLDERS. ROUGHLY TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE, THE HOLDERS ARE THREE SIDED. THE LONGEST OF THE THREE SIDES IS DESIGNED TO BE ON THE TABLE TOP AND IS STAMPED WITH "RJB R.J. BOOTH & CO. LTD. TORONTO - ONTARIO". THE SECOND SIDE IS ALSO STRAIGHT, WITH THE THIRD SIDE BENDING UP TOWARDS THE LONGEST SIDE, IN A ROUGHLY UPSIDE DOWN 'J' SHAPE. PULLING DOWN ON THIS 'J' SHAPED SIDE OPENS THE HOLDER, TO ALLOW IT TO BE SLID ONTO THE TABLE, OVER THE TABLECLOTH. OVERALL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. HOLDER 'A' IS BENT SLIGHTLY OUT OF SHAPE. THE 'J' SHAPED SIDE NO LONGER ABUTS THE LONGEST SIDE AND LEAVES A GAP OF APPROXIMATELY 1.8CM WIDE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THESE TABLECLOTH HOLDERS ARE PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049009
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MELAMINE
Catalogue Number
P20100049005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
MELAMINE
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.0
Diameter
24.5
Description
MEDIUM-DARK ORANGE MELAMINE DINNER PLATES. PLATES HAVE NO LIP (NO FLAT OUTER EDGE) AND ARE SLIGHTLY CONCAVE, ESPECIALLY AT THE RIM. UNDERSIDE OF PLATE HAS A CIRCLE WITH A DIAMTER OF 16.7CM, WHICH RAISES THE PLATE SLIGHTLY. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF PLATE: "DORCHESTER DINNERWARE". A: VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE ARE A FEW SMALL SCRATCHES ON THE EATING SURFACE OF THE PLATE. THESE APPEAR WHITE IN COLOUR. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL SMALL BLACK SPOTS ON THE SURFACE. B: VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE ARE THREE RAISED DARK STAINS NEAR THE RIM OF THE PLATE. (IF THE FACE OF THE PLATE WERE A CLOCK, THE STAINS ARE AT APPROXIMATELY 2PM, ASSUMING ONE USES THE EMBOSSED "DORCHESTER DINNERWARE" TO DETERMINE WHICH WAY IS UP.)
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THESE PLATES ARE PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049005
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20100049013
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
8.5
Diameter
5.2
Description
A: CLEAR GLASS CONTAINER WITH A RED METAL LID (ITEM 'B' DESCRIBED BELOW). BOTTOM OF CONTAINER IS ROUND AND EMBOSSED WITH "H 3 ADLOPHY'S 3575". CONTAINER IS CONICAL IN SHAPE, WITH A SLIGHT FLARE OUTWARDS AT THE LID. BASE OF CONTAINER HAS A DIAMTER OF 5.2CM. NO TRACE OF LABEL ON GLASS BODY. CONTAINER IS APPROXIMATELY 1/3 FULL WITH SALT. B: RED METAL LID, WITH WRITING IN WHITE THAT READS: "ADOLPH'S - CLOSE TIGHTLY AFTER USING". LID HAS RIBBING AROUND THE EDGE AND A DIAMTER OF 3.0CM. OVERALL IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION. GLASS IN GOOD CONDITION. METAL LID SHOWS SIGNS OF CORROSION AT THE BASE.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
DOMESTIC
History
THIS SALT SHAKER IS PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049013
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20100049012
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
8.5
Diameter
5.2
Description
A: CLEAR GLASS CONTAINER WITH A RED METAL LID (ITEM 'B' DESCRIBED BELOW). BOTTOM OF CONTAINER IS ROUND AND EMBOSSED WITH "H 3 ADLOPHY'S 3575". CONTAINER IS CONICAL IN SHAPE, WITH A SLIGHT FLARE OUTWARDS AT THE LID. BASE OF CONTAINER HAS A DIAMETER OF 5.2CM. NO TRACE OF LABEL ON GLASS BODY. CONTAINER IS APPROXIMATELY 1/3 FULL WITH PEPPER. B: RED METAL LID, WITH WRITING IN WHITE THAT READS: "ADOLPH'S - CLOSE TIGHTLY AFTER USING". LID HAS RIBBING AROUND THE EDGE AND A DIAMTER OF 3.0CM. OVERALL IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION. GLASS IN GOOD CONDITION. INSIDE OF GLASS IS COATED WITH PEPPER AND IS NO LONGER TRANSPARENT. METAL LID SHOWS SIGNS OF CORROSION AT THE BASE.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THIS PEPPER SHAKER IS PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049012
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FOOD SCREEN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P20100049008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FOOD SCREEN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
37.2
Length
30.5
Width
30.5
Description
COLLAPSIBLE FOOD COVER MADE OF WHITE NYLON MESH, YELLOW PLASTIC, AND SILVER COLOURED METAL. USED TO COVER FOOD ITEMS, TO PROTECT FROM FLIES. PIECE OF WHITE NYLON NETTING ATTACHED TO A METAL FRAME. FRAME HAS FOUR METAL ARMS, EACH WITH A SECOND ARM, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO A YELLOW PLASTIC DOWEL IN THE CENTRE. THROUGH THIS DOWEL RUNS A PIECE OF WHITE PLASTIC CORDING, WHICH CONTINUES UP TO THE TOP OF THE FOOD COVER. AT THE TOP, THE WHITE PLASTIC CORDING RUNS THROUGH A PIECE OF YELLOW PLASTIC AND THE CORDING IS FINISHED WITH A YELLOW TOGGLE. PULLING ON THE PLASTIC CORDING ALLOWS THE FOOD COVER TO BE OPENED UP INTO A SQUARE BASED PYRAMID. ALONG BASE OF FOOD COVER IS A THIN WHITE WOVEN PIECE OF FABRIC, APPROXIMATELY 1.5CM UP FROM THE BOTTOM. EMBOSSED ON THE TOP YELLOW PIECE OF PLASTIC IS "MADE IN HONG KONG". OVERALL IN GOOD CONDITION. SMALL STAINING, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE NETTING. TWO SIDES HAVE LARGER, DARKER STAINS APPROXIMATELY 1/3 FROM THE TOP.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THIS FOOD COVER IS PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049008
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20100049007
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.3
Length
11.3
Width
2.5
Description
MEDIUM-DARK ORANGE PLASTIC AND SILVER COLOURED METAL CAN OPENER. CAN OPENER HAS A TRIANGULAR PUNCH, A BOTTLE OPENER, AND A CORK SCREW. THE OPENER IS ORANGE PLASTIC IN THE CENTRE, WITH THE PUNCH, BOTTLE OPENER, AND CORK SCREW MADE OUT OF METAL. INTO THE METAL OF THE THE BOTTLE OPENER SIDE IS ETCHED "VAUGHAN'S TAP BOY". THE OPPOSITE SIDE IS THE PUNCH OPENER AND IS ETCHED WITH "PAT. NO 1,996,550. OTHER PATENTS APPLIED FOR. VAUGHAN-CHICAGO, U.S.A.". THE CORK SCREW COMES OUT FROM THE PLASTIC PORTION, BETWEEN THE BOTTLE OPENER AND PUNCH. ON THE END OPPOSITE THE PUNCH AND BOTTLE OPENER IS A SMALL HOLE THROUGH THE CAN OPENER. OVERALL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. SOME STAINING/FOOD RESIDUE AT THE BASE OF THE PUNCH OPENER AND BOTTLE OPENER.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
THIS CAN OPENER IS PART OF A PICNIC SET, WHICH WAS USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s, AND MAY HAVE BEEN USED TO ENJOY A COKE: IN A SHORT NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB RECALLED THAT "WE WOULD HAVE LEMONADE IN THE BIG GREEN THERMOS, WITH ANOTHER THERMOS OF COFFEE FOR MUM. COKES WERE ALWAYS A TREAT." GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR (BARB) AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLS THAT THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB CONTINUED: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049007
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20100049004
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
52
Height
2.1
Length
27.1
Width
9.2
Diameter
0.4
Description
A: BOX OF STRAWS. BOX IS CARDBOARD, WITH A SMALL CLEAR PLASTIC WINDOW. BACKGROUND OF BOX IS A LIGHT BROWN WOOD GRAIN PATTERN. "EXTRA-LONG STRAWS FOR EXTRA-TALL BOTTLED DRINKS - SWEETHEART EXTRA-LONG DRINKING STRAWS - 100-10 1/2" SWEETHEART STRAWS. MANUFACTURED BY THE IMPERIAL CONE COMPANY, LONDON - CANADA". ON REVERSE: "THE CONVENIENT SANITARY WAY TO DRINK ... MILK, ICED DRINKS, BOTTLED BEVERAGES". PRICE STAMPED ONTO TOP OF BOX, VERY FADED, APPEARS TO READ "2/35 CENTS". BOTTOM LEFT CORNER IS AN IMAGE OF A BOY IN A RED SHIRT DRINKING FROM A GLASS BOTTLE. BEHIND HIM ARE THREE ADULTS, 2 WOMEN IN DRESSES AND APRONS AND ONE MAN WITH A CHEF'S HAT. B-AAA: BOX CONTAINS 52 STRAWS: 18 ARE OFF-WHITE; 16 ARE LIGHT PINK; 15 ARE MEDIUM-LIGHT GREEN AND; 3 ARE BRIGHT ORANGE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
DOMESTIC
History
THESE STRAWS ARE PART OF A PICNIC SET THAT WERE USED BY THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY, BEGINNING IN THE 1950s UNTIL THE 1980s. GEORGE AND JEAN WOULD TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS, BARB AND KIT (CATHERINE), FOR PICNICS IN THE SUMMER, ON SUNDAYS. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR, BARB CAVERS, AND HER SISTER KIT MCRAE, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JULY 2015, BARB RECALLED THAT "MOM ALWAYS HAD HER THERMOS OF COFFEE". BARB ELABORATED FURTHER IN A SHORT HISTORY SHE WROTE, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, SAYING: "WE WOULD HAVE LEMONADE IN THE BIG GREEN THERMOS, WITH ANOTHER THERMOS OF COFFEE FOR MUM. COKES WERE ALWAYS A TREAT." THE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GEORGE TO RELAX FOLLOWING A LONG WORK WEEK. THE PICNICS WERE A CHANCE FOR GEORGE TO “GET OUT IN HIS NICE CAR AND GO FOR A DRIVE”, ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PASTTIMES. PICNICS WERE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING LITTLE BOW, CHAIN LAKES, WILLOW CREEK CAMPGROUND, PARK LAKE, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE ST. MARY’S DAM. IN A NARRATIVE HISTORY, SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, BARB ELABORATED WRITING: “OUR SUNDAY DRIVES TOOK US TO MANY PLACES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. EARLY TRIPS WERE TO THE ST. MARY RIVER. WE WOULD PUT ON OUR SNEAKERS AND WADE ACROSS THE RIVER TO THE HUGE SAND BAR, WHERE WE WOULD PLAY IN THE SAND FOR HOURS.” IN HER NARRATIVE HISTORY, BARB EXPLAINED THAT “OUR PICNIC MEALS WERE OFTEN QUITE ELABORATE. MUM WOULD BE UP EARLY MAKING FRIED CHICKEN, WHICH SHE WOULD PACK IN A SMALL ROUND ROASTER AND WRAP IT IN NEWSPAPER BEFORE PACKING IT INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, WHERE IT WOULD STAY WARM FOR SEVERAL HOURS. OTHER PICNICS MIGHT BE JUST SANDWICHES INSTEAD OF THE CHICKEN. I REMEMBER SLICED CHICKEN, TUNA SALAD, AND CHEESE IN DOUBLE DECKER SANDWICHES, AND OF COURSE, PEANUT BUTTER AND CRABAPPLE JELLY WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER." ACCORDING TO JEAN’S OBITUARY, GEORGE AND JEAN WERE CLASSMATES IN THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES, THEY WERE MARRIED IN EDMONTON IN SEPTEMBER 1941. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 WITH THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS AND OPERATED WILLOUGHBY DRUGS (LATER KNOWN AS THE MARQUIS DRUGSTORE), LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN RENEWED HER PHARMACIST LICENSE IN 1961 AND SHE AND GEORGE WORKED TOGETHER UNTIL 1980, WHEN THEY RETIRED. GEORGE PASSED AWAY IN 2005 AT THE AGE OF 90 AND JEAN IN 2009 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLOUGHBY FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20100049004
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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