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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19693804000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1926
Materials
WOOD, SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Length
33.6
Width
25.4
Description
SIX PLATES WITH ENGRAVING. "PRESENTED BY MRS. F.H. WILKINS, LETHBRIDGE" (ANGEL HOLDING LAUREL WREATH) "KNOX SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ATTENDANCE SHIELD". 4 CRESTS. "WON BY CLASS OF MRS. BRADLEY, DEC. 1930". "WON BY CLASS OF MISS JOHNSON JUNE 1931" "WON BY CLASS OF MRS. WATSON JUNE 1926". "WON BY CLASS OF MR. BUTT JAN. 1926". SPACES FOR THREE CRESTS WHICH APPEAR TO HAVE FALLEN OFF. NAMES SCRATCHED IN CENTRE PLAQUE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
Catalogue Number
P19693804000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COALDALE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19739065000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COALDALE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
Date
1940
Materials
WOOD, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.4
Width
9.5
Description
"COALDALE W.I. 1940" EMBOSSED ON COPPER BAND AROUND CENTRE OF HEAD.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
USED BY COALDALE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE FROM 1940-1959.
Catalogue Number
P19739065000
Acquisition Date
1967-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SOUVENIR MINIATURE KOREAN FLAG
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19739429000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUVENIR MINIATURE KOREAN FLAG
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SILK, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
28.9
Width
21.6
Description
RED, BLUE, BLACK, WHITE. YELLOW FRINGE. PLASTIC REINFORCED CORNERS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SOUVENIR MINIATURE FLAG OF KOREA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF SLIPPERS (P19739422) AND A SCARF (P19739426000) DONATED BY CLARA KANE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “COYOTE FLATS HISTORICAL REVIEW 1905-1965”. CLARA LOUISA KANE (NEE KING) WAS BORN IN PARK RAPIDS, MN, ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE ON DECEMBER 1, 1906, AND FILED ON A HOMESTEAD IN MARCH 1907, NEAR PICTURE BUTTE. SHE MARRIED ERWIN PHILANDER KANE IN GREAT FALLS, MT IN 1912. CLARA AND ERWIN FARMED TOGETHER UNTIL 1944, WHEN THEY RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE. ERWIN PASSED AWAY AT AGE 59 ON MAY 21, 1946. BEGINNING IN 1952, THROUGH THE SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, CLARA CHOSE TO FOSTER CHANG MYUNG CHAN FROM SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. WITH HER ASSISTANCE, CHANG WAS ABLE TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY AND EARNED A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, AS WELL AS A DOCTORATE OF DIVINITY. CLARA AND CHANG WERE FINALLY ABLE TO MEET IN 1965 WHEN THE LATTER VISITED LETHBRIDGE. CLARA PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 17, 1977 AT THE AGE OF 93. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19739422 FOR HARD COPIES OF ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “COYOTE FLATS HISTORICAL REVIEW 1905-1965”.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTIONS AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CLARA KANE. AS PART OF THE AUDIT RESEARCH, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED KANE’S GRANDDAUGHTERS – JERRI BOULTON AND HEATHER SPEELMAN – WHICH TOOK PLACE ON 6 MARCH 2018. BOULTON AND SPEELMAN WERE CHILDREN OF KANE’S DAUGHTER, JOYCE ALBERTA JORGENSEN (1923-1995) AND HER HUSBAND, JAMES EDWARD JORGENSEN (1917-1984). THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: “[OUR GRANDMOTHER, CLARA KANE,] WAS A HOMESTEADER IN THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA,” BOULTON. THE GRANDDAUGHTERS HAD A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR GRANDMOTHER IN PART BECAUSE OF THE PERIOD OF TIME THEIR GRANDMOTHER AND GRAND-AUNT LIVED WITH BOULTON AND SPEELMAN’S PARENTS ON THEIR FARM IN IRON SPRINGS FROM THE YEARS OF APPROXIMATELY 1959 TO 1963-4. “AND THEN THEY MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT [ON 8TH STREET] IN LETHBRIDGE TOGETHER,” SHE REVEALED, “AND THEN MY GRANDMOTHER MOVED TO GREEN ACRES LODGE, WHICH WAS RIGHT HERE ON THIS PROPERTY.” ACCORDING TO BOTH BOULTON AND SPEELMAN, THEY WERE UNAWARE OF THE DONATION MADE TO THE MUSEUM IN 1973, THOUGH BOULTON EXPLAINED, “I’M NOT SURPRISED THAT SHE WOULD HAVE [DONATED]. SHE CERTAINLY VALUED HISTORY AND WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED THE MUSEUM. WHEN WE CAME FROM THE FARM IN IRON SPRINGS TO STAY WITH GRANDMA IN TOWN, SHE ALWAYS TOOK US TO THE GURNEY MUSEUM [IN THE GALT GARDENS].” WITH THE PROVENANCE OF THE MAJORITY OF THE COLLECTION’S ITEMS BEING LISTED AS “KOREA,” IT IS PROBABLE THAT THESE ITEMS FIRST CAME TO KANE AS GIFTS GIVEN TO HER BY A KOREAN STUDENT – CHANG MYUNG CHAN – WHOSE EDUCATION SHE SPONSORED BEGINNING IN 1952 (ARCHIVAL INFORMATION REGARDING THAT IS LISTED IN ABOVE IN PREVIOUS AUDIT INFORMATION). OF THAT SPONSORSHIP, KANE’S GRANDDAUGHTERS RECALLED THE FOLLOWING: “WE CALLED HIM CHANG, BUT CHUN WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS FIRST NAME BECAUSE IT’S REVERSED IN KOREAN. WHEN HE AND HIS FAMILY CAME TO THE STATES, THEY TOOK THE FIRST INITIAL OF ALL OF THEM AND ANGLICIZED THEIR NAMES, SO HE BECAME CHARLES.”… HE WAS GOING TO UNIVERSITY WHEN SHE FIRST CHOSE HIM AS HER FOSTER CHILD… [MY GRANDMOTHER] SAID SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH HAD A PICTURE OF THE GROUP OF BOYS WHO WERE WISHING TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY, BUT NEEDED HELP,” BOULTON SAID, “AND SHE CHOSE HIM OUT OF THAT PICTURE. [SHE] ASSISTED HIM WITH FOUR YEARS OF UNIVERSITY TRAINING AND THEN ON TO POST-GRADUATE WORK IN SEOUL, KOREA. HE [THEN] CAME TO THE U.S. WITH HIS WIFE AND FAMILY [ENDING UP IN] FLUSHING, NEW YORK. I DON’T THINK HAD [MY GRANDMOTHER AND CHANG] MET UNTIL HE CAME TO THE U.S…” SPEELMAN EXPLAINED, “HE NEVER LIVED WITH HER AT ANY POINT IN TIME.” “BUT SHE ALWAYS CALLED HIM HER SON,” BOULTON ADDED, “SHE HAD ONLY OUR MOTHER AS A CHILD HERE IN CANADA. [CHANG] CALLED HER ‘MOTHER’ AND HE CALLED [OUR MOTHER] ‘SISTER,’ AS WELL.” FROM THEIR MEMORY, THE SISTERS DO NOT BELIEVE THAT KANE EVER WENT TO SOUTH KOREA. BOULTON EXPLAINED, “I THINK [CHANG] ALWAYS CAME HERE. THEIR CORRESPONDENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN LETTERS AT THAT TIME. BACK AND FORTH, [SENDING] PICTURES AND PROBABLY SOME OF THESE GIFTS [THAT ARE NOW IN THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTION].” “HE WAS ALWAYS SENDING HER THINGS [FOR OCCASIONS, SUCH AS] MOTHER’S DAY, CHRISTMAS, AND HER BIRTHDAYS],” SPEELMAN ADDED. WHEN ASKED IF THEY RECOGNIZED ANY OF THE ARTIFACTS, SPEELMAN ANSWERED, “[WE RECOGNIZE] SOME OF THEM. BUT THERE WERE A LOT THERE THAT I DON’T EVER REMEMBER SEEING… [MOST OF THE THINGS SHE DONATED WERE] MORE DECORATIVE THAN SOMETHING SHE WAS USING.” CONTINUING TO DESCRIBE THEIR GRANDMOTHER’S HOME, WHERE SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN KEEPING OBJECTS SUCH AS THESE, BOULTON SAID, “[OUR GRANDMOTHER] LIVED WITH US ON OUR FARM [IN IRON SPRINGS], ALONG WITH HER SISTER, AND I DON’T KNOW WHEN THEY MOVED THERE, BUT I WAS IN MY EARLY TEENS AND HEATHER WOULD HAVE BEEN NINE. SO THEY WERE PART OF OUR FAMILY AT THAT TIME FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS.” “OUR PARENTS’ FARM [WAS IN IRON SPRINGS],” BOULTON CONTINUED, “MY GRANDMOTHER’S FARM WAS ON VIRTUALLY THE SAME ROAD AS WE LIVED ON. SHE WAS VERY CLOSE TO PICTURE BUTTE AND WE WERE CLOSE TO THE COULEES ON THE COALDALE HIGHWAY. OUR FOLKS HAD BUILT AN ADDITION ON THE BACK OF THE HOUSE FOR MY GREAT-AUNT AND MY GRANDMA. SO THEY ATE WITH US AND LIVED WITH US, BUT THEY HAD THEIR PERSONAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SLEEPING … I DO THINK THAT SHE HUNG [THIS HANGING] ON HER WALL IN THAT SPACE WHERE THEY LIVED.” SPEELMAN ESTABLISHED THAT THE OBJECTS SUCH AS THE ONES IN KANE’S DONATION WOULD HAVE BEEN QUITE VISIBLE IN HER HOME, “[OUR GRANDMOTHER] USUALLY PUT THEM AWAY. AND, SHE HAD CUPBOARDS WITH GLASS DOORS AND THAT’S WHERE SHE WOULD KEEP THOSE KIND OF THINGS.” THE GRANDDAUGHTERS CONFIRMED THAT KANE’S CONNECTION TO CHANG AND SOUTH KOREA WAS A LARGE PART OF HER IDENTITY. SPEELMAN EXPLAINED, “SHE WAS VERY PROUD OF CHANG AND PROUD OF WHAT SHE DID TO HELP HIM. I WOULD SAY HE WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO HER. WE TALKED ABOUT IT LOTS.” MUCH OF THE CHARITY WORK KANE PARTICIPATED IN WAS THROUGH HER CHURCH, THE SOUTHMINISTER UNITED CHURCH. CHANG MYUNG CHUN TRAINED TO BECOME MINISTER THROUGH KANE’S CHURCH SPONSORSHIP. SPEELMAN EXPLAINED, “SO THAT WAS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO HER, BECAUSE SHE WAS VERY, VERY RELIGIOUS HERSELF. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S WHAT HE ENDED UP DOING WHEN HE CAME TO THE STATES, BUT I KNOW THAT HE WAS TAKING THEOLOGY.” “I THINK HE WAS A PASTOR IN KOREA,” BOULTON CLARIFIED, “BUT HE CAME TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATES.” “AND THE MISSIONARY WORK [OUR GRANDMOTHER DID] WAS VERY IMPORTANT. THIS INCLUDED OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND CHARITIES,” BOULTON REMEMBERED, “SHE WAS A GREAT DONATOR TO A BUNCH OF AGENCIES THAT WOULD HELP PEOPLE. SO [THIS DONATION] WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY CONCRETE REMINDER OF WHAT SHE HAD DONE WITH HER MONEY.” “IT WAS A BIG EVENT WHENEVER CHANG CAME. HE CAME ON HIS OWN FAR MORE THAN HE CAME WITH HIS FAMILY, BUT I REMEMBER MEETING HIS FAMILY. HE WAS JUST SUCH A KIND, GENTLE, ADORING MAN. HE ADORED MY GRANDMOTHER. AND THEN I THINK THE FACT THAT SHE HELPED HIM GET WHERE HE GOT TO WAS EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT [TO HIM]. IT WAS A NICE, HAPPY RELATIONSHIP… AND HE BECAME A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN IN THE STATES. WE’LL HAVE TO TRACK DOWN WHETHER HE’S STILL THERE. HIS CHILDREN ALL DID EXTREMELY WELL AT UNIVERSITY, [WHICH] WAS A REAL PRIDE THING, TOO, FOR GRANDMA.” WHEN ASKED IF THIS COLLECTION WAS THE ENTIRETY OF ITEMS GIVEN TO THEIR GRANDMOTHER BY CHANG, BOULTON ANSWERED, “I THINK THERE WAS A LOT MORE. A LOT MORE FIGURINES, SMALLER DOLLS, AND BASKETS… I THINK [THE ITEMS SHE CHOSE TO DONATE] ARE THE PRISTINE ONES. [THE] THINGS THAT SHE PROBABLY FELT WERE REPRESENTATIVE, BUT NOT EVER SORT OF DUSTY. [THINGS SHE] SORT OF TUCKED AWAY [FOR SAFEKEEPING]. APART FROM THOSE COUPLE [ITEMS] THAT WE THOUGHT WE RECOGNIZED, I SUSPECT THESE WERE THINGS THAT HADN’T SEEN MUCH DAYLIGHT.” “I SUSPECT THAT THE DECISION TO DONATE THEM WAS RELATED TO SPACE THAT SHE WAS ALLOWED IN THESE [NURSING] HOMES,” BOUTLON EXPLAINED, “SHE COULDN’T CARRY MUCH, ESPECIALLY TO THE ONE HOME ON NORTH SIDE. I THINK HER SUITE IN GREEN ACRES WAS A SINGLE BEDROOM ROOM, BUT SHE HAD QUITE A BIT OF ROOM FOR DISPLAYING HER PERSONAL THINGS THERE. SO I BET IT WAS AFTER [LIVING THERE], WHEN SHE MOVED TO THE NURSING HOME THAT SHE PROBABLY GAVE [THE ITEMS] UP.” ACCORDING TO THE GRANDDAUGHTERS, KANE WAS LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE TIME OF DONATION. TOGETHER THEY ELABORATED, “SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE LODGE… SHE WAS WELL. SHE WAS TOTALLY MENTALLY CAPABLE.” DESCRIBING THEIR GRANDMOTHER’S HISTORY FURTHER, BOULTON BEGAN, “[HER FAMILY WAS] FROM MINNESOTA. [IN 1906, SHE CAME UP TO CANADA IN A COVERED WAGON AS A SINGLE WOMAN OF THE AGE TWENTY-THREE.] … WHEN SHE [ARRIVED SHE] WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TEACHERS IN IRON SPRINGS, SO SHE WAS CERTAINLY A PIONEER WOMAN OF HER DAY… [MY GRANDFATHER] CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN NOVEMBER OF THE SAME YEAR WITH HIS FAMILY. [OUR GRANDPARENTS] GOT MARRIED IN 1912… THEY THEN HOMESTEADED IN THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA. SO THAT’S WHERE MY MOM WAS BORN ON THAT FARM… [AS A COUPLE], THEY HAD MOVEDOFF THE FARM AND INTO THE CITY IN 1944. MY GRANDFATHER DIED THE YEAR MY BROTHER WAS BORN IN 1946.” BOULTON AND SPEELMAN’S MOTHER’S NAME WAS JOYCE JORGENSEN. SHE WAS BORN ON THE IRON SPRINGS HOMESTEAD IN 1923. BOULTON STATED, “[MY GRANDMOTHER] WAS A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE. THERE WAS JUST THE THREE OF US [GRANDCHILDREN], SO I WAS THE OLDEST GIRL AND WE HAD A VERY STRONG CONNECTION. I VISITED HER WHEN SHE WAS IN THE HOMES. I REALLY HAVE STRONG MEMORIES OF SPENDING TIME [WITH HER]… SHE WAS A FEISTY WOMAN. VERY PRIM AND PROPER AND EVERYTHING ALWAYS IN ORDER. APPEARANCE-WISE, EVERYTHING WAS COORDINATED AND MATCHED AND BROOCHES WERE ALWAYS ON HER LAPEL. AND THEN THERE WAS THIS SORT OF OTHER SIDE OF HER [WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR.]” SPEELMAN REMEMBERED, “SHE WAS [CLOSE TO US] BECAUSE SHE WAS OUR ONLY GRANDPARENT. I REMEMBER HER AROUND LOTS, SUCH AS ON CHRISTMASES… [I REMEMBER] THE HUMOUR SIDE THAT OTHER PEOPLE MAYBE DIDN’T SEE, BUT WE DID.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19735877000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE CLIPPINGS AND FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19739429000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
KIWANIS CLUB INTERNATIONAL SHIELD
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1947
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19760046000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KIWANIS CLUB INTERNATIONAL SHIELD
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1947
Materials
SILVER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
45.8
Width
37.5
Description
KIWANIS CREST IN CENTRE OF SHIELD. "WESTERN CANADA DISTRICT" ABOVE CREST. INDIVIDUAL CRESTS READ: "1922 JAN-JULY MOOSE JAW CLUB, JULY-DEC. PRINCE ALBERT CLUB" "1945 LETHBRIDGE 1946" "1939 JAN.-JUNE MEDICINE HAT JULY-DEC. LETHBRIDGE 1935 JAN.-JULY SASKATOON CLUB "1933 JULY-DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB". "1931 JAN-DEC. REGINA CLUB" "1929 JAN.-DEC. REGINA CLUB" "1927 JAN.- JULY REGINA CLUB" "JULY-DEC. REGINA CLUB", "1925 JAN-JULY MOOSE JAW CLUB" "1936-37 JAN-JULY SASKATOON CLUB" "1941-42 JAN.DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB" "1926 JAN-JULY REGINA CLUB JULY-DEC. REGINA CLUB, "1928 JAN-DEC. REGINA CLUB", "1930 JAN.-DEC. REGINA CLUB", "1934 JAN.-JUNE LETHBRIDGE CLUB", JULY-DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB" "1937 JAN. TO JULY SWIFT CURRENT" "1943-44 JAN. TO DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB" "1940 JAN.- JULY PRINCE ALBERT CLUB" "JULY TO DEC. LETHBRIDGE". CREST AT BOTTOM OF SHIELD: "PRESENTED TO LETHBRIDGE CLUB 1947". PAINTED BLACK BASE WITH CRESTS ALL IN SILVER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
Catalogue Number
P19760046000
Acquisition Date
1975-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE C/W CASE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RIBBON, SEQUINS, VINYL, CLOTH, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19790058000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE C/W CASE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RIBBON, SEQUINS, VINYL, CLOTH, METAL
No. Pieces
3
Length
73.6
Width
11.4
Description
.1 ORANGE LODGE SASH. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RIBBON, SEQUINS, VINYL, CLOTH, METAL. 2 PIECES. PURPLE EDGING AROUND WHOLE SASH. TASSELS ON TOP ON SASH AND ON BOTTOM. BACK OF SASH IS BLACK. THREE SEQUINS & METAL COIL STARS ON SASH, ONE ON BOTTOM APPROX. 0.8 FROM FIRST ONE & ONE ON TOP OF SASH. CREST ON ONE SIDE 9.5 CM WTH. X 16.5 CM LTH. WRITING ON CREST READS "OUR CAUSE IS GOOD (STAR) AND FIRM WILL STAND" "WILLIAM III NO SURRENDER". CREST HAS A MAN ON A HORSE IN MIDDLE OF CREST & OTHER SYMBOLS & DESIGNS AROUND IT. METAL ORNAMENT ABOVE CREST WITH A MAN ON A HORSE (ON ITS HIND LEGS). "KING WILLIAM III 1690". MADE BY "THE DOMINION REGALIA CO. LIMITED TORONTO, CANADA" STITCHED LABEL INSIDE SASH. .2 CASE. 26.7 CM WTH. X 21.6 CM LTH. BLACK. SNAP CLOSED (SILVER SNAP).
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
REFER TO P19790054000-GA. DONOR'S HUSBAND WAS A MEMBER OF THE ORANGE LODGE. SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR P19790054000-GA FOR DONOR'S BIO AND MILITARY SERVICE AND P19990009001-GA FOR DUFF FAMILY HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19790058000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON C/W CASE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RIBBON, LEATHER, METAL, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19790065000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ORANGE LODGE APRON C/W CASE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RIBBON, LEATHER, METAL, CLOTH
No. Pieces
2
Length
35.0
Width
40.0
Description
.1 APRON. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RIBBON, LEATHER, METAL, CLOTH. 2 PIECES. WHITE LEATHER WITH BLUE RIBBON TRIM. BLUE RIBBON ALONG EDGE OF LEATHER. TRIANGLE FLAP ON FRONT TOP. BLUE CLOTH BELT WITH GOLD HOOK AT END 52.1 CM LTH. X 3.2 CM WTH. MATERIAL IS DISCOLOURED ON BACK. "THE DOMINION REGALIA CO., LIMITED, TORONTO, ONT." STAMPED UNDER TRIANGULAR FLAP ON WHITE LEATHER. BACK STAINED & FADED. .2 CARRYING CASE. 21.6 CM WTH. X 16.5 CM LTH. SILVER SNAP, SNAPS CASE CLOSED.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
REFER TO P19790054000-GA FOR DONOR'S BIO AND MILITARY SERVICE RECORD. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR DUFF FAMILY HISTORY. DONOR WAS A MEMBER OF THE ORANGE LODGE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19790065000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
I.O.D.E.
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1924
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19800049000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
I.O.D.E.
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1924
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Length
6.4
Diameter
3.8
Description
OAK GAVEL WITH FIGURED HANDLE. VARNISHED. I.O.D.E. CREST (RAISED) ON THE TOP OF THE HEAD.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE I.O.D.E. AND ITS LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE I.O.D.E. WEBSITE, GALT ARCHIVES, AND AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 21, 2014 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE (IODE) WAS FOUNDED IN 1900 BY MARGARET POLSON MURRAY OF MONTREAL WHO WANTED TO INCREASE HOMELAND SUPPORT FOR CANADIANS FIGHTING WITH THE EMPIRE FORCES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND BOER WAR. MURRAY INITIATED THE FORMATION OF A FEDERATION OF WOMEN TO PROMOTE PATRIOTISM, LOYALTY AND SERVICE TO OTHERS BY SENDING TELEGRAMS TO THE MAYORS OF CANADA'S MAJOR CITIES ASKING THEM TO CALL TOGETHER THE PROMINENT WOMEN IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE FIRST CHAPTER WAS FORMED IN FREDRICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK IN JANUARY 1900. THE FOLLOWING MONTH A CONSTITUTION AND LIST OF OBJECTIVES WERE DRAFTED IN MONTREAL. IN 1901 THE HEAD OFFICE MOVED TO TORONTO AND THE FEDERATION WAS INCORPORATED. CHAPTERS WERE QUICKLY STARTED ACROSS CANADA AND IN INDIA AND THE BAHAMAS. FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PROJECTS MOUNTED BY VARIOUS I.O.D.E. CHAPTERS HAVE INCLUDED A MONUMENT TO CANADIAN SOLIDERS KILLED IN BATTLE IN SOUTH AFRICA, A GATEWAY IN TORONTO TO COMMEMORATE THE 1901 VISIT OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK, INCREASED BEDS IN A TUBERCULOSIS SANITORIUM IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, NUMEROUS CHILD WELFARE PROJECTS, VARIOUS WAR MEMORIAL FUNDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS, THE PURCHASE OF HOSPITALS, AMBULANCES, SHIPS, AND AIRCRAFT IN BOTH WORLD WARS TO PROVIDE AID TO CANADIAN SOLDIERS, COMMEMORATIVE GARDENS, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF FOR PERSONS DISPLACED BY WAR, AND DOMESTIC RELIEF FOR CANADIANS DISPLACED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. LETHBRIDGE'S FIRST I.O.D.E. CHAPTER WAS THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER, FORMED IN 1914. AT ITS PEAK OF ACTIVITY, THE I.O.D.E. HAD FIVE CHAPTERS IN LETHBRIDGE, INCLUDING THE DR. FRANK H. MEWBURN CHAPTER AND THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER. LOCAL I.O.D.E. EFFORTS INCLUDED THE WROUGHT-IRON GATEWAY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, THE SOLIDER'S PLOT IN THE CEMEMTERY, AND PLAQUES AT BATTERY POINT IN HENDERSON LAKE PARK. IN 1989 THE TWO REMAINING LETHBRIDGE CHAPTERS MERGED, AND BY 2014 THERE WERE NO CHAPTERS OPERATING LOCALLY. THE CALGARY MUNICIPAL CHAPTER STILL RAISES FUNDS FOR A VARIETY OF CHARITABLE CAUSES THROUGH HOTDOG SALES AND A THRIFT STORE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19900051000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19800049000
Acquisition Date
1979-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
U.S. BICENTENNIAL
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET COTTON, FELT, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19870023002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
U.S. BICENTENNIAL
Date
1976
Materials
VELVET COTTON, FELT, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.0
Width
89.0
Description
BANNER FEATURES CANADIAN AND AMERICAN FLAGS CROSSED BELOW "76". BANNER READS "P.D.K. INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 76 LETHBRIDGE GT. FALLS" SOME LETTERS STAINED. WHITE ON NAVY BLUE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
"76" & CROSSED FLAGS PROBABLY INDICATES OR SYMBOLIZES THE AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976 & THE CONTINUED FRIENDSHIP OF 2 NEIGHBOURING NATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19870023002
Acquisition Date
1987-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
JAPANESE ROYAL CERAMIC VASE
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1967
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19950076001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE ROYAL CERAMIC VASE
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1967
Materials
CERAMIC, WOOD, RIBBON
No. Pieces
3
Height
26.1
Description
1. VASE -- DIAMETER: 10.3-16.0 CM; CIRCUMFERENCE: 21.5 - 51.0 CM; LIGHT BLUE; THE VASE IS A GLAZED SLENDER CYLINDER WHICH HAS A TRUMPET-SHAPED MOUTH WITH GALLERIED RIM. AROUND THE CENTRE OF THE VASE IS A RAISED COLLAR OF 6.0 CM WIDE. THE COLLAR IS DARK BROWN WITH COLORFUL JAPANESE SYMBOLS (GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE); SYMBOLS: FIRE, BUTTERFLY, GOURD?; SLIGHTLY FLARED WITH A RIDGE OF 1.5 CM IN WIDTH ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BASE IS A MARKING IN JAPANESE CHARACTERS, PRESUMABLY THE SIGNATURE OF THE POTTER. 2. CONTAINER -- DIAMETER: 21.2 X 21.2 X 37.7 CM (INCLUDING THE LID); DETACHED LID; CONTAINER HAS ROUNDED CORNERS; TAPED TO THE LID WITH BROWN PACKING TAPE IS AN ENVELOPE. PRINTED ON THE ENVELOPE IN THE TOP LEFT "NIKKA YUKO CENTENNIAL GARDEN P.O. BOX 751, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. T1J 3Z6". HAND WRITTEN ON THE ENVELOPE "THIS SIDE UP, CHINA VASE, VALUE $1000.00". WRITTEN IN BLACK INK DIRECTLY ON THE WOODEN LID ARE JAPANESE CHARACTERS. ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LID, WRITTEN IN BLACK ARE JAPANESE CHARACTERS. THE CONTAINER IS CLOSED WITH A PURPLE RIBBED FABRIC RIBBON (1.5 X 310 CM) WHICH THREADS THROUGH FOUR SLITS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THE VASE WAS A COMMEMORATIVE GIFT FROM PRINCE AND PRINCESS TAKAMATSU OF JAPAN TO THE NIKKA YUKO CENTENNIAL GARDEN (JAPANESE GARDEN), LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, ON THE OCCASION OF ITS OPENING. THE PRINCE, A YOUNGER BROTHER OF THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN, PRESENTED THE VASE AT THE OPENING OF THE JAPANESE GARDEN ON JULY 14,1967. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT JAPANESE CULTURE (STAMPS) REFER TO THE PERMANENT FILE. THE JAPANESE CHARACTERS ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LID ATTEST OF THE AUTHENTICITY AND EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP. THE CERTIFICATE WAS WRITTEN BY SOSA KEN (ALSO KNOWN AS SOKUCHU SAI), THE 13TH LINEAL DESCENDENT OF RIKYU, WHO WAS THE ORIGINATOR OF THE "TEA CEREMONY" AND RECOGNIZED AS THE GREATEST MASTER OF THE CEREMONY. THIS CERTIFICATE IS RESERVED FOR ONLY THE FINEST TEA CEREMONY UTENSILS. THE TEA CEREMONY ORGINATED AT NANSHU JI, A ZEN BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN SAKAI CITY AND ALSO THE HOME OF OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY, WHERE DR. TADASHI KUBO, THE ARCHITECT OF NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDEN WAS A PROFESSOR.
Catalogue Number
P19950076001
Acquisition Date
1997-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19860132003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL
Date
1985
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
183.0
Width
91.5
Description
LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL FLAG. IMPRINTED NYLON. WOOD TOGGLE & COTTON CORD. COLORS OF WHITE & BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE; CENTENNIAL CREST IS IN CENTRE OF FLAG. WHITE NYLON TAG SEWN IN TOP CORNER WITH RED PRINTING "DOMINION REGALIA LIMITED TORONTO CANADA (416) 752-2382".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
"DOMINION REGALIA LTD. TORONTO" SEE ALSO P19860132001-GA
Catalogue Number
P19860132003
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
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