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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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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19780036000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
54.6
Width
20.3
Description
MAPLE LEAF DESIGN. EMBOSSED IN RED LETTERS IS "HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
USED TO MARK SERVICE GRAVE (UNKNOWN WHICH ONE) BY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (GENERAL STEWART BRANCH). FOUND IN LEGION BUILDING BEFORE DEMOLITION. BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. USED FOR IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT. IT WAS CALLED THE DOMINION PUBLIC BLDG.
Catalogue Number
P19780036000
Acquisition Date
1978-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ALTAR CROSS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041323
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALTAR CROSS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Length
9.5
Width
8.2
Description
PLAIN BRASS CROSS FIXED IN HEXAGONAL BRASS BASE. BRASS EMBLEM AT CENTER OF CROSS HAS "IHS" IN RELIEF. "$11.40" IS HAND PRINTED IN GREEN INK ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ALTAR CROSS WAS USED ON THE ALTAR OF THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE, ALBERTA, LIKELY FROM THE 1950'S OR 1960'S. 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
P19970041323
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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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
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Other Name
ALBERTA
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990035138
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA
Date
1980
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.4
Length
25.4
Width
17.9
Description
IN THE GENERAL SHAPE OF THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. THE BASE OF THE PLAQUE IS A DARK BROWN WOOD. THE FRONT OF THE PLAQUE CONSISTS OF MANY IMAGES, INCLUDING MOUNTAINS, A CITY SKYLINE, A NATIVE CHIEF, TIPIS, OIL WELLS, A CHURCH, CATTLE, A TRAIN, AND MOUNTIES. IN THE TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER IS THE WORD "LETHBRIDGE" SURROUNDED BY THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE, A SETTING SUN, AND COULEES, ALL WITHIN AN OVAL. AT THE BOTTOM IS "ALBERTA" IN BLUE, AND "1905 1980" IN BLUE ENCOMPASSED BY A BLUE AND RED "75". THE BACK OF THE PLAQUE HAS A METAL HOOK, ATTACHED TO SOME NYLON ROPE, AND A CURTAIN HOOK. THERE IS ALSO A STICKER ON THE BACK IDENTIFYING THE MANUFACTURER OF THE PLAQUE. "73" IS WRITTEN ON THE BACK IN BLACK FELT MARKER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
COMMEMORATES ALBERTA'S 75TH YEAR. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035138
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
KNEELING BOARD
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041592
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNEELING BOARD
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
35.5
Width
19.1
Description
SLIGHTLY CURVED RECTANGULAR WOOD BOARD WITH LINEN COVERED CUSHION. COVERING IS BROWN AND RED WITH CRANES. ONE CORNER IS WORN THROUGH AND TORN. BACK OF BOARD HAS PAPER COVERING WITH MULTIPLE COLUMNS OF JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS CUSHION IS A KNEELING BOARD USED TO PRAY AND MEDITATE. DONOR IS UNSURE OF ITS ORIGINS BUT BELIEVES THAT IT WAS BROUGHT TO CANADA BY ONE OF HER PARENTS, BOTH OF WHOM WERE DEVOUT PEOPLE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON 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
P19970041592
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PARK PLACE - GROUND BREAKING
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990048001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARK PLACE - GROUND BREAKING
Date
1987
Materials
WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.8
Length
22.4
Width
17.8
Description
RECTANGULAR, BROWN VARNISHED WOOD. HAS BEVELED EDGES. ON FRONT, TOP LEFT, IS A GOLD STALK OF WHEAT. TO THE RIGHT OF THIS IS A GOLD COLOURED SHOVEL, ON A DIAGONAL. ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT IS A SQUARE OF GOLD METAL UNDERNEATH A SQUARE OF BLACK METAL. ETCHED INTO BLACK METAL IS "PRESENTED TO DENNIS O'CONNELL MANAGING DIRECTOR CENTRE SITE LETHBRIDGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY OF PARK PLACE SHOPPING CENTRE MARCH 26, 1987 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". A STICKER ON BACK OF PLAQUE READS "TROPHIES UNLIMITED 303-5TH STREET SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA T1J 2B4 (403)328-0882".
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CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
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COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR WAS BORN IN LONDON, ENGLAND IN 1922. JOINED THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN 1941 AS A PILOT TRAINEE, AND POSTED TO VIRDEN THE SAME YEAR. GRADUATED AS A PILOT IN JUNE 1942 FROM #12 S.F.T.S. BRANDON, MANITOBA. POSTED TO LETHBRIDGE ON GRADUATION AS AN INSTRUCTOR. POSTED TO LONDON, ENGLAND, SEPTEMBER, 1943. SERVED WITH #239 NIGHT INTRUDER SQUADRON AND DISCHARGED JUNE 1946. RETURNED TO CANADA AT THIS TIME, AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. JOINED AIR CANADA AUGUST, 1946 AS A PASSENGER AGENT. PROMOTED TO AGENT IN CHARGE, NOVEMBER 1946. JOINED LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AS MANAGER IN NOVEMBER 1948. RESPONSIBLE FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL AND TOURIST DEVELOPMENT. IN 1964, DONOR WROTE THE TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND ACTED AS LIAISON TO THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT BODIES PRESENTING THE STUDY, WHEN A UNIVERSITY IN LETHBRIDGE WAS PROPOSED. IN 1968 DONOR WAS REQUESTED TO SET UP AND ADMINISTER THE THREE ALBERTA UNIVERSITIES CAPITAL FUND CAMPAIGN FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE REQUESTED THAT DONOR BECOME DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND HE ASSUMED THAT RESPONSIBILITY IN 1969. HIS RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS WITH FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS. ON HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988 DONOR WAS THE MANAGER OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY, AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CENTRE SITE LETHBRIDGE (THE RESULT OF RELOCATION OF THE C.P.R. MARSHALLING YARDS IN DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE). DONOR MARRIED IN 1943. HIS WIFE IS FROM REGINA, AND WAS A CORPORAL IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, POSTED TO LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19990048001
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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