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Other Name
SOUVENIR MINIATURE KOREAN FLAG
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19739429000
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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 BOLTON AND HEATHER SPEELMAN – WHICH TOOK PLACE ON 6 MARCH 2018. BOLTON 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,” BOLTON. THE GRANDDAUGHTERS HAD A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR GRANDMOTHER IN PART BECAUSE OF THE PERIOD OF TIME THEIR GRANDMOTHER AND GRAND-AUNT LIVED WITH BOLTON 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 BOLTON AND SPEELMAN, THEY WERE UNAWARE OF THE DONATION MADE TO THE MUSEUM IN 1973, THOUGH BOLTON 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,” BOLTON 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,” BOLTON 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. BOLTON 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, BOLTON 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],” BOLTON 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,” BOLTON 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,” BOLTON 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, BOLTON 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, BOLTON 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.” BOLTON AND SPEELMAN’S MOTHER’S NAME WAS JOYCE JORGENSEN. SHE WAS BORN ON THE IRON SPRINGS HOMESTEAD IN 1923. BOLTON 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
Images
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
CRUCIFIX
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041324
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRUCIFIX
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
23
Length
10.4
Width
7.7
Description
WOOD CROSS FIXED INSIDE SQUARE DOUBLE TIER BASE THAT HAS PURPLE GLASS COVERING OVER FRONT AND YELLOWED PLASTIC HUMAN FIGURE OF JESUS. TOP PORTION OF GLASS ON CROSS IS MISSING AND BLACK GLUE REMNANTS ARE VISIBLE. CROSS COMES FREE FROM BASE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ALTAR CROSS WAS KEPT ON THE BEDSIDE TABLE OF DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE RELOCATED TO SLOCAN CITY(1942) BY THE CANADIAN GOV'T. DONOR'S FATHER, REV. 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
P19970041324
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PENNANT W/CREST
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK?
Catalogue Number
P19990081000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENNANT W/CREST
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SILK?
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
77.5
Width
39.0
Description
A RECTANGULAR PIECE OF BURGUNDY CLOTH, TRIMMED WITH BEIGE AND BURGUNDY TASSELS ON THREE SIDES. HANGING FROM EACH OF THE TWO BOTTOM CORNERS IS A BALL OF TASSELS, HANGING FROM A SHORT BEIGE AND BURGUNDY ROPE. PAINTED ONTO BOTH SIDES OF BANNER IS A FAMILY CREST. THE CREST CONSISTS OF AN EAGLE, WITH WINGS OUTSPREAD, SITTING ON A CROWN SHAPE, MADE OF BRICKS. BELOW THIS IS A CASCADE OF WHITE AND BURGUNDY FEATHERS, WITH TASSELS ON EACH END. BELOW THE FEATHERS IS A SHIELD SHAPE, WITHIN WHICH IS AN EAGLE, WITH WINGS OUTSPREAD AND TALONS SHOWING, IS OVER A RED, BRICK AQUADUCT STRUCTURE. THE STRUCTURE'S BASE IS IN A BODY OF WATER. BELOW THE SHIELD IS A WHITE AND BLUE BANNER THAT READS "SPES.MEA.IN.DEO". AT EACH OF THE TOP CORNERS OF THE BANNER ARE TWO DOVE-TAILED BURGUNDY-RED RIBBONS. THERE ARE ALSO TWO IN THE CENTRE TOP, BUT HAV EBEEN TORN SO THEY ARE SHORT AND FRAYED.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
A LETHBRIDGE FAMILY HERALDRY CREST. TRANSFERRED FROM ARCHIVES. PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS P19735011001-GM.
Catalogue Number
P19990081000
Acquisition Date
1972-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S BANNER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BURLAP, COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P20000098048
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S BANNER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BURLAP, COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Length
126.5
Width
71.5
Description
YELLOW BURLAP? FLAG, WITH GREEN APPLIQUES. IN THE CENTER OF THE FLAG IS A WOLF'S HEAD. BELOW THIS IS A BANNER SHAPE, OUTLINED IN GREEN, THAT READS "DO YOUR BEST". BELOW THIS ARE THE WORDS "WOLF CUBS'. AT TOP OF BANNER, IN FELT, IS "42ND LETHBRIDGE". ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF FLAG IS A SLEEVE FOR A FLAG POLE. FLAG HAS A NUMBER OF SMALL HOLES IN IT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SCOUTING HAS CHANGED ITS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN ABSORBED INTO A WIDER GEOGRAPHICAL AREA. ON MAY 25TH 2000, OFFICE OFFICIALLY CLOSED BUT BOY SCOUTS STILL REMAIN IN OFFICE. DUE TO FEAR OF ITEMS LOSS THEY WERE GIVEN TO THE MUSEUM. SCOUTING IN LETHBRIDGE BEGAN IN 1914. SEE P20000041001-5-GA FOR MORE HISTORY ON SCOUTING IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20000098048
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FLAG CARRIER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000098045
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLAG CARRIER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
59.0
Width
21.0
Description
A SINGLE, BROWN LEATHER STRAP FORMED INTO A LOOP. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LOOP IS A CUP SHAPE, ALSO OF BROWN LEATHER. THE STRAP BUCKLES TOGETHER BY A BRASS BUCKLE. STRAP IS WORN; DARK BROWN COLOUR HAS BEEN RUBBED OFF IN MANY SPOTS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P20000098001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000098045
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LADIES TRAINMEN
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20060010001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES TRAINMEN
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
28.5
Width
7.5
Description
WOODEN GAVEL WITH GRN,RD AND WHT RIBBONS. DECORATIVE TURNED HANDLE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
GAVEL WAS USED BY THE PRESIDENT TO BRING MEETINGS TO ORDER AND "TO STOP THE GOSSIPING". RIBBONS DECORATING THE GAVEL WERE THE LODGE'S COLOURS. DONOR CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. THE AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION, FORMERLY THE LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729 WAS A CHAPTER OF THE LADIES TRAINMEN. THE LADIES AUXILIARY WAS ORGANIZED INFORMALLY BY SOPHIA J. GRANGER SHORTLY AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN (BRT) ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1886 IN FORT GRATIOT, MICHIGAN. THE LADIES AUXILIARY WAS FORMALLY RECOGNIZED AT THE BRT CONVENTION IN OCTOBER 1888, AND THE FIRST CHARTER WAS GRANTED TO THE GRAND LODGE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN AT FORT GRATIOT ON 23 JANUARY 1889. THE AIMS OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN ARE HERE QUOTED FROM THE CONSTITUTION AND GENERAL RULES REVISED TO 1951. "TO UNITE THE FAMILIES OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN; TO PROMOTE THEIR WELFARE SOCIALLY, MORALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY, AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM IN ALL THINGS PERTAINING TO THE GOOD OF THE BROTHERHOOD, THE AUXILIARY HAS BEEN ORGANIZED. CONVINCED THAT IT IS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BROTHERHOOD IN GENERAL, AND FOR OUR OWN WELFARE, THAT A MUTUAL GOOD FEELING SHOULD, AT ALL TIMES, EXIST BETWEEN BOTH ORGANIZATIONS, IT SHALL BE OUR CONSTANT AIM AND ENDEAVOR TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THE SAME. SUCH ARE THE AIMS AND INTENTIONS OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN." ON 10 MARCH 1970 THE BRT MERGED WITH THREE OTHER UNIONS TO BECOME THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION, AND THE NAME OF THE AUXILIARY WAS CHANGED TO LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION. THE ORGANIZATION CONTINUES TO EXIST AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING. FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION, WAS FORMED AT MEETING HELD IN THE MOOSE HALL IN LETHBRIDGE ON 3 FEBRUARY 1922 AS FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN, THE 14 CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE LODGE WERE: MARY E. CAMPBELL, AMANDA CHOINIERE, LORETTA DAVIDSON, MARAGET GOODALL, JESSIE GORDON, MARY V. HIGHTON (SECRETARY), MABEL KEIVER (PAST PRESIDENT), LILLIE MAHON (PRESIDENT), ETTA MACDONALD, LUCY MURPHY, ANNA ROY, CLARA R. SMITH, BLANCHE WANS (VICE PRESIDENT) AND LEORA V. WRAY (TREASURER).MRS. WRAY PROPOSED THE NAME "FRIENDSHIP" FOR THE LODGE, WHICH WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. A LIST OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, AS WELL AS ALL MEMBERS WHO JOINED FROM 1922 TO 1989 THAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE LODGE HISTORY. THE AIMS OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE WERE THE SAME AS THOSE OF THE PARENT ORGANIZATION. IN ADDITION, THE LODGE REGULARLY CONTRIBUTED MONEY AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERED GOODS AND TIME TO ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE SALVATION ARMY, LETHBRIDGE HANDICAPPED RIDING ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN AND LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. IN THE MID 1990S, THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE LODGE BEGAN TO DECLINE AS MEMBERS GREW OLDER, AND NO NEW MEMBERS WERE RECRUITED. THE CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729 CEASED ABOUT THE TURN OF THE 21ST CENTURY AND THE LODGE SURRENDERED ITS CHARTER ON 31 DECEMBER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P20060010001
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20060010002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
112
Width
14
Description
BLK SHEER VEIL. FIVE HOLES ON END OF VEIL. VEIL EDGE GATHERED BY CLOTH RIBBON WITH PIN ATTACHED TO ONE RIBBON. SMALL PERMA-PLEATS ARE FOLDED INTO THE MATERIAL. BLK SQUARE COTTON CLOTH WITH LOOSE WEAVE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONOR CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. BLK VEIL WAS USED TO DRAPE THE CHARTER WHEN MEMBERS DIED AND LIKELY KEPT IN THE "ELITE SUPREME" BOX. (DONOR COULD NOT QUITE RECALL THE BOX, BUT ASSUMED THAT IS WHAT IT WAS FOR). BLK CLOTH WAS DRAPED OVER THE ALTER AND A BIBLE WAS PLACED ON TOP OF BOTH. THE PASSING (FUNERARY) CEREMONY WAS HELD IN MAY, THE LAST BEING HELD IN THE 70S. ONCE THE MEETINGS BEGAN TO BE HELD IN HOMES THE CEREMONY DID NOT CONTINUE. SEE P20060010001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON THE CPR LADIES LODGE.
Catalogue Number
P20060010002
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PENNY JAR
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20060010003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENNY JAR
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
12
Diameter
13
Description
HOMEMADE PIGGY BANK MADE FROM JAM CAN. BLK TIN PENNY JAR. HAND PAINTED GRN TEXT READS "PENNY JAR". TOP OF JAR HAS SLOT OPENING TO DROP COINS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BANK WAS USED BY MEMBERS TO COLLECT PENNIES FOR MEMBER'S BIRTHDAY AND USED FOR OTHER LIKE DONATIONS. DONOR CAME INTO POSSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. SEE P20060010001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON THE CPR LADIES LODGE.
Catalogue Number
P20060010003
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
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