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Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
8.9
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK PATTERN WITH CROSS IN CIRCLE MOTIF REGULARLY SPACED. BACKED ON BUCKSKIN. ARTIFACT APPEARS COMPLETE. BEADS ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW. BUCKSKIN BACKING SOILED, WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *NOTE* LOOSE TASSELS
Subjects
BEDDING
PERSONAL GEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION METHOD INDICATE SIOUX ORIGINS. BLANKET STRIPS ORIGINAL USE TO JOIN A BUFFALO ROBE USED AS A BLANKET. WITH TRADE BLANKETS, STRIPS BECAME MORE DECORATIVE THAN FUNCTIONAL, OFTEN USED TO JOIN COURTING BLANKETS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. STRIPS OVER TIME BECAME LARGER IN WIDTH & FANCIER. MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SIOUX IN CANADA, OR TRADED/GIFT TO ALBERTA NATIVE.
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
Acquisition Date
1973-
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BED ELEVATOR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116231
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED ELEVATOR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.7
Length
31.2
Width
12.1
Description
THREE LENGTHS OF 2X4 WOOD NAILED TO SLIGHTLY LONGER PIECE OF 2X6. TOP 2X4 HAS CRESCENT SHAPED GOUGE CUT INTO IT. WOOD IS PAINTED WITH DARK BROWN STAIN. ELEVATOR HAS MANY CHIPS AND IS WORN IN NUMEROUS PLACES.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
BEDDING
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ELEVATOR WAS USED TO LIFT ONE CORNER OF HOSPITAL BEDS WITHOUT MECHANICAL LIFT IN ORDER TO ELEVATE PATIENT. ELEVATOR WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116231
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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