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Other Name
APPLE BASKET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19950020001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
APPLE BASKET
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
32.9
Length
46.4
Width
48.8
Description
1. BASKET: MEASUREMENTS AS ABOVE. HAS INTERWOVEN WOOD SLATS THAT ARE SECURED WITH TWO NAILS ON THE MIDDLE CONVEX BOTTOM (INSIDE) AND SMALLER NAILS AROUND THE OUTSIDE THAT ARE ATTACHED TO THREE EVENLY DISPERSED HORIZONTAL STRIPS ON TOP, MIDDLE, BOTTOM FOR SUPPORT. ALSO HAS ONE OF THESE SUPPORT STRIPS AT THE TOP INSIDE. OUTSIDE BOTTOM IS FLAT. SLATS ARE VERY THIN. HAS TWO COPPER COLOURED STEEL HANDLES ON EITHER SIDE OF TOP WHICH ARE WIRE/THIN PIPE WITH TO ENDS PUSHED THROUGH TOP SUPPORTS AND BENT BACK TO SECURE IN PLACE. THE HANDLES THEN COME THROUGH TO THE OUTSIDE AND ANGLE UP, WIRE IS BENT IN A ROUNDED NINETY-DEGREE ANGLE TO FORM HANDLES. WOOD IS SPLINTERED IN PLACES AND SLATS ARE WARPED. SOME NAILS ARE CORRODING, HAS DARK SPOTS AROUND BOTTOM TWO NAILS. HAS MINOR WATER SPOTS AND A FEW BLACK (INK?)SPOTS ON INSIDE SUPPORT. 2. LID: 2.4CM (H) X 52CM (L) X 45.8CM (W). HAS ROUND WOOD SUPPORT ON BOTTOM, NAILED ON TOP ARE INTERWOVEN WOOD SLATS. TWO PARALLEL ACROSS BOTTOM, TWO PERPENDICULAR ABOVE, THEN TWO CROSSED ON TOP. VERY TOP BOARD IS LONGER THAN THE REST AND FITS IN MIDDLE OF HANDLES OF BASKET TO LOCK. READS IN PENCIL HANDWRITING AT TOP "CHOLAK 7 AVE". BOTTOM SUPPORT OVERLAPS AND HAS ENDS STAPLED TOGETHER. ENDS OF BOARDS ARE STAPLED ON CIRCULAR SUPPORT, HAS FOUR NAILS THROUGH TOP IN MIDDLE. WOOD SPLINTERED AND WARPED.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
Catalogue Number
P19950020001
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAW FLAX YARN
Catalogue Number
P20160003007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1990
Materials
RAW FLAX YARN
No. Pieces
1
Length
139
Width
99.5
Description
HAND-WOVEN BLANKET MADE FROM RAW FLAX. THE BLANKET IS COMPOSED OF 2 SECTIONS OF THE SAME SIZE OF MATERIAL THAT ARE JOINED TOGETHER WITH A SEAM AT THE CENTER. ON THE FRONT SIDE (WITH NEAT SIDE OF THE STITCHING AND PATCHES), THERE ARE THREE PATCHES ON THE BLANKET MADE FROM LIGHTER, RAW-COLOURED MATERIAL. ONE SECTION OF THE FABRIC HAS TWO OF THE PATCHES ALIGNED VERTICALLY NEAR THE CENTER SEAM. THE AREA SHOWING ON ONE PATCH IS 3 CM X 5 CM AND THE OTHER IS SHOWING 5 CM X 6 CM. ON THE OPPOSITE SECTION THERE IS ONE PATCH THAT IS 16 CM X 8.5 CM SEWN AT THE EDGE OF THE BLANKET. THE BLANKET IS HEMMED ON BOTH SHORT SIDES. ON THE OPPOSING/BACK SIDE OF THE BLANKET, THE FULL PIECES OF THE FABRIC FOR THE PATCHES ARE SHOWING. THE SMALLER PATCH OF THE TWO ON THE ONE HALF-SECTION OF THE BLANKET IS 8CM X 10 CM AND THE OTHER PATCH ON THAT SIDE IS 14CM X 15CM. THE PATCH ON THE OTHER HALF-SECTION IS THE SAME SIZE AS WHEN VIEWED FROM THE FRONT. THERE IS A SEVERELY FADED BLUE STAMP ON THIS PATCH’S FABRIC. FAIR CONDITION. THERE IS RED STAINING THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BLANKET AT THE CENTER SEAM, NEAR THE EDGE OF THE BLANKET AT THE SIDE WITH 2 PATCHES (CLOSER TO THE LARGER PATCH), AND NEAR THE SMALL PATCH AT THE END FURTHER FROM THE CENTER. THERE IS A HOLE WITH MANY LOOSE THREADS SURROUNDING NEAR THE CENTER OF THE HALF SECTION WITH ONE PATCH. THERE ARE VARIOUS THREADS COMING LOOSE AT MULTIPLE POINTS OF THE BLANKET.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
BEDDING
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN’S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928, THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. ACCORDING TO A NOTE THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THIS LIGHTWEIGHT BLANKET AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION THE BLANKET IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN MADE C. 1920S. MORRIS SAYS HER MEMORY OF THE BLANKET DATES AS FAR BACK AS SHE CAN REMEMBER: “RIGHT INTO THE ‘30S, ‘40S AND ‘50S BECAUSE MY MOTHER DID THAT RIGHT UP UNTIL NEAR THE END. I USE THAT EVEN IN LETHBRIDGE WHEN I HAD A GARDEN. [THIS TYPE OF BLANKET] WAS USED FOR TWO PURPOSES. IT WAS EITHER PUT ON THE BED UNDERNEATH THE MATTRESS THE LADIES MADE OUT OF WOOL AND OR ELSE IT WAS USED, A DIFFERENT PIECE OF CLOTH WOULD BE USED FOR FLAILING THINGS. [THE] FLAIL ACTUALLY GOES WITH IT AND THEY BANG ON THE SEEDS AND IT WOULD TAKE THE HULLS OFF… IT’S HAND WOVEN AND IT’S MADE OUT OF POOR QUALITY FLAX… IT’S UNBLEACHED, DEFINITELY… RAW LINEN." THIS SPECIFIC BLANKET WAS USED FOR SEEDS MORRIS RECALLS: “…IT HAD TO BE A WINDY DAY… WE WOULD PICK DRIED PEAS OR BEANS OR WHATEVER BEET SEEDS AND WE WOULD BEAT AWAY AND THEN WE WOULD STAND UP, HOLD IT UP AND THE BREEZE WOULD BLOW THE HULLS OFF AND THE SEEDS WOULD GO STRAIGHT DOWN [ONTO THE BLANKET.” THE SEEDS WOULD THEN BE CARRIED ON THE BLANKET AND THEN PUT INTO A PAIL. OF THE BLANKET’S CLEAN STATE, MORRIS EXPLAINS, “THEY’RE ALWAYS WASHED AFTER THEY’RE FINISHED USING THEM.” WHEN SHE LOOKS AT THIS ARTIFACT, MORRIS SAYS: “I FEEL LIKE I’M OUT ON THE FARM, I SEE FIELDS AND FIELDS OF FLAX, BLUE FLAX. BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT SHE USED IT FOR. SHE DID USE IT IF SHE WANTED A LITTLE BIT OF THE FLAX THEN SHE’D POUND THE FLAX, BUT THAT WASN’T OFTEN. IT WAS MOSTLY BEANS AND PEAS.” IT IS UNKNOWN WHO WOVE THIS BLANKET. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003007
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19738878000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.9
Width
6.9
Description
HAND FORGED CLEVIS.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
SEE P19738806000-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19738878000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SCYTHE, CRADLE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19930068007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCYTHE, CRADLE
Date
1911
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
11
Width
9
Description
LEATHER GLOVE WITH STEEL FRAMED HUSKER. GLOVE CONSISTS OF SINGLE PIECE OF WORN YELLOW LEATHER FOLDED AT SIDES. CORRODED BUCKLE AND RINGS SECURE HAND WITH YELLOW LEATHER STRAP. STEEL HUSKER ATTACHED BY STEEL PRONGS AND RIVETS. HUSKER DISPLAYS 4 HOLES AND LARGE POINTED HOOK. HOOK STAMPED "DUAL PIC.". STEEL BODY STAMPED "CORNKING PAT. DEC 5TH, 1911".
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
DOMESTIC
History
USED ON THE DOGTEROM FARM IN THE 1920S ON A TWO-ACRE GARDEN PLOT. FARMED S-E OF THE CITY, BY THE CORRECTIONAL CENTER (BETWEEN HIGHWAY 3 & 4). HUSKER SPENT YEARS IN THE KITCHEN DRAWER UNTIL TIME OF DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P19930068007
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19738874000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
20.9
Width
12.7
Description
BALE HOOK. HAND FORGED. ROUNDED HANDLE, POINTED HOOK.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
HISTORY RECORDED ON FILE P19738806000.
Catalogue Number
P19738874000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19750090000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1925
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.2
Length
30.4
Width
9.1
Description
RUSTED. HAND FORGED. OVAL HANDLE, OPEN AT ONE END. POINTED HOOK.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
Catalogue Number
P19750090000
Acquisition Date
1968-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990079001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1940
Materials
IRON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.6
Length
25.4
Width
12.0
Description
HORIZONTAL, ROUND WOODEN HANDLE. HANDLE IS QUITE WORN. HANDLE IS ATTACHED TO A ROD OF IRON ON ONE SIDE. THE ROD IS BENT SO THAT SHAFT AND HOOK ARE OPPOSITE CENTRE OF HANDLE. THERE IS AN IRON CAP ON ONE SIDE OF HANDLE. SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
ARTIFACT USED TO EASE THE HANDLING OF STRAW OR HAY BALES. DONOR BEGAN A COLLECTION VIA GARAGE SALES, FINDING PIECES, ETCETERA, OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS. HE KEPT TWO OTHER HOOKS AND DONATED FOUR TO MUSEUM (P19990079001-4-GA). DONOR HAS LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1958. HE OWNED THE BUSINESS, GASOLINE ALLEY, IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1976 TO 1991. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P19990079002-4-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19990079001
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990079002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.7
Length
33.8
Width
11.5
Description
A SINGLE ROD OF IRON. SHAPED INTO AN ELLIPTICAL HANDLE OPPOSITE A SHANK AND POINTED HOOK. POINT OF HOOK HAS SOME WHITE ON IT. SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
ARTIFACT USED TO EASE HANDLING OF HAY OR STRAW BALES. SEE P19990079001-GA. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P19990079001-4-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19990079002
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990079003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1950
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.7
Length
26.2
Width
12.0
Description
A SINGLE ROD OF IRON, SHAPED INTO AN ELLIPTICAL HANDLE (HANDLE DOES NOT QUITE FORM AN ELLIPSE; THERE IS A GAP), OPPOSITE A SHANK AND POINTED HOOK. HAS MINOR CORROSION; SURFACE IS STILL QUITE SMOOTH.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
ARTIFACT USED TO EASE HANDLING OF HAY OR STRAW BALES. SEE P19990079001-GA FOR HISTORY. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P19990079001-4-GA
Catalogue Number
P19990079003
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990079004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALE OR HAY HOOK
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1950
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.1
Length
21.0
Width
12.2
Description
A SINGLE ROD OF IRON, SHAPED INTO AN ELLIPTICAL HANDLE OPPOSITE A SHANK AND POINTED HOOK. HANDLE HAS BEEN BROKEN, SO IT ONLY FORMS ABOUT 3/4 OF AN OVAL. SURFACE IS STILL QUITE SMOOTH, HOWEVER HOOK IS RUST COLOURED.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
ARTIFACT USED TO EASE HANDLING OF HAY OR STRAW BALES. SEE P19990079001-GA FOR HISTORY. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P19990079001-4-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19990079004
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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