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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116170
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
100
Length
213.8
Width
76.4
Description
ALTAR IS MEDIUM FINISH WOOD TABLE WITH TAPERED FRIEZE AT MID-SECTION. BOTTOM IS TWO WIDE LEGS WITH BRASS FRAME SCREWED TO LEGS. INSIDE BRASS FRAME IS CERAMIC TILE MOSAIC WITH BLUE AND GREY BACKGROUND. HAS WHITE ANGEL FIGURE WHOSE BODY AND WINGS FORM AN "M". TOP OF TABLE HAS 25.7CM SQUARE CUT IN IT FOR ALTAR STONE. ON FRONT CORNER IS BLUE PLASTIC LABEL WHICH READS "PROPERTY OF ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE 04947".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
FURNISHINGS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS ALTAR WAS DONATED TO THE HOSPITAL BY MR. AND MRS. R.D. GRUENWALD IN 1965 TO REFURNISH THE NEW 2ND FLOOR CHAPEL. IT WAS DONATED IN MEMORY OF MR. GRUENWALD'S PARENTS. THE ALTAR WAS REMOVED FROM THE CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. ALTAR WAS CONSTRUCTED BY LOCAL CARPENTER JAKOB MARTENS. IN A STATEMENT MADE ON 16 FEBRUARY 2007, RICHARD (DICK) GRUENWALD, THE CHAPEL’S FINANCIAL SPONSOR, DOCUMENTED THE FOLLOWING: “IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT THIS WAS A CATHOLIC HOSPITAL, PRIVATELY OWNED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA. THEREFORE, IT WAS EXPECTED THE CHAPEL WOULD BE INCORPORATED IN THE ORIGINAL BUILDING. IT (THE CHAPEL) WAS DECORATED AND UPDATED FOR GREATER USE BY THE STAFF AND PATIENTS … IN THE EARLY 1970’S. THIS (RENOVATION) WAS PAID FOR AND SPONSORED BY AN ESTATE LEFT TO BE USED FOR CHARITY. THE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE (DICK) CHOSE TO USE THE MONEY TO REFURBISH THE CHAPEL. (MY) MOTHER (LUCY) LEFT MONEY FOR CHARITY (DECEASED 1 MAY 1970) AND ST. MICHAEL’S HAD NO MONEY FOR THESE TYPES OF THINGS.” DICK GRUENWALD CLAIMED HIS MOTHER’S ESTATE PAID OUT $5,500 FOR THE CHAPEL. LUCY, HE SAID, “WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF THE SISTERS OF ST MARTHA AND ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL”. DICK SERVED ON THE HOSPITAL’S BOARD IN THE EARLY 70S. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE MET WITH JAKOB MARTENS (WHO HAD PURPORTEDLY MADE THE ALTAR) TO DISCUSS THE ALTAR. HE SAID THAT THE ALTAR WAS NOT HIS WORK.
Catalogue Number
P19960116170
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ALTER CROSS
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20060021001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALTER CROSS
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
2003
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
78
Length
44
Width
24
Description
BRASS ALTER CROSS. CROSS SITS ON A THREE TIERED BRASS BASE. CENTER AXES OF CROSS READS "IHS". FOUR POINT OF CROSS HAS A CLOVER-LIKE SHAPE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ALTER CROSS IS BELIEVED TO BE ORIGINAL TO THE BUILDING (1912) OR EARLIER. WHEN THE ALTER WAS MOVED FROM THE EAST WALL OF THE CHURCH IN 1966, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE CROSS WAS TOO LARGE, OBSCURING THE PRIEST WHEN HE STOOD "BEHIND" THE ALTER. DURING THESE SERVICES, THE CROSS WAS MOVED TO ANOTHER TABLE IN THE SANCTUARY, BUT WAS ALWAYS RETURNED TO ITS PLACE OF HONOR AFTER EACH SERVICE. THE LETTERS "IHS" IN THE CENTER SECTION OF THE CROSS, ALTHOUGH COMMONLY BELIEVED TO BE AN ABBREVIATION FOR "IN HIS SERVICE" ACTUALLY ARE THE FIRST THREE LETTERS OF JESUS' NAME IN GREEK. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BEGAN EARLY IN THE 1900S. THE EARLIEST ARCHIVAL RECORD IS A STATEMENT MADE IN JANUARY, 1906 THAT A GROUP OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF ST. AUGUSTIN’S PARISHIONERS AGREED TO COVER A DEFICIT IN THE OPERATION OF ST. MARY’S MISSION UP TO $300. APPARENTLY, ST. MARY’S EXISTED BEFORE THIS DECISION, BUT IT IS UNKNOWN FOR HOW LONG. A FORMAL ORGANIZATION MEETING FOR ST. MARY’S MISSION WAS HELD ON APRIL 20. 1908. THE SEPARATE PARISH OF ST. MARY’S WAS ESTABLISHED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1910. THE “NEW” CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 1912, AND USED BY THE PARISH UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 2003. THE NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP THEN RENTED THE BUILDING UNTIL 2006, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. THERE WERE AT LEAST EIGHT RECTORS (PRIESTS) AT ST MARY’S BETWEEN 1910 AND 1944, INCLUDING SOME PERIODS OF TIME WHEN NO PRIEST WAS AVAILABLE (OR AFFORDABLE). IN 1944, ROBERT COWAN ARRIVED AND SERVED ST. MARY’S FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS UNTIL 1981, A TERM UNPARALLELED IN THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT ST. MARY’S BECAME KNOWN HAS ST. MARY THE VIRGIN. CANON COWAN RETURNED TO ST MARY’S AS A PARISHIONER FOR A FEW YEARS LATER, AND REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1999. MICHAEL EBSWORTH SERVED AS RECTOR FROM 1981 UNTIL 1994, WHEN HE RESIGNED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. FATHER EBSWORTH REMAINED A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE, OFTEN SERVING AS A “VISITING” PRIEST, AND HE TOOK PART IN THE FINAL SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2003. IN THE FINAL DECADE OF ST MARY’S EXISTENCE, FIVE OTHER PRIESTS SERVED THE PARISH, INCLUDING TWO FEMALE PRIESTS WHICH SOME FOUND SURPRISING DUE TO ST. MARY’S TRADITIONAL LITURGICAL PRACTICES. THE CHURCH CLOSED AND AMALGAMATED WITH THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. AUGUSTINE. OTHER OBJECTS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH ST. MARY'S OPERATION WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE, ST MARY'S WAS THE LONGEST OPERATING OF ANY LETHBRIDGE CHURCH IN THE CURRENT PREMISES. FOR COMPLETE HISTORY SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060021001
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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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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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, WOOD, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970070006
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
FELT, WOOD, NYLON
No. Pieces
2
Length
138.5
Width
109
Description
PURPLE FELT BANNER WITH YELLOW FELT TRIM AROUND ALL BORDERS. WOODEN DOWEL WITH KNOBS AT ENDS, THROUGH HEM AT TOP; GOLD CORD THREADED THROUGH FOR HANGING. SECOND DOWEL (DISCONNECTED) FITS THROUGH BOTTOM HEM. SEWN TO BANNER ARE 15 SMALLER NYLON BANNERS (2 HIDDEN) WITH INDIVIDUAL PLASTIC DOWELS AND FRINGES; EACH HAS "LIONS INTERNATIONAL" LOGO ALONG WITH SLOGANS AND IMAGES FROM VARIOUS CLUBS OR EVENTS. ALSO STITCHED TO TOP OF BANNER ARE SEVEN EMBROIDERED BADGES EACH ADVERTISING FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN. AT BOTTOM LEFT IS PURPLE "LIONS CLUB" BADGE WITH LOGO; BOTTOM CENTRE HAS RED PATCH WITH "NORBRIDGE LETHBRIDGE" IN GOLD.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19970070001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970070006
Acquisition Date
1997-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, FELT, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970070007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOL, FELT, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Length
139.3
Width
97.5
Description
PURPLE WOOL BANNER WITH WOVEN GOLD TRIM STITCHED AROUND ALL BORDERS. GOLD FRINGE ALONG SCALLOPED BOTTOM HEM. WOODEN DOWEL WITH KNOBBED ENDS THROUGH TOP HEM; GOLD CORD WITH TASSELS AT ENDS, TIED TO DOWEL FOR HANGING. GOLD FELT LETTERS READING "LIONS CLUB NORBRIDGE" STITCHED TO FRONT OF BANNER AROUND CENTRAL "LIONS INTERNATIONAL" CREST. SIX ASSORTED EMBROIDERED BADGES SEWN TO BANNER BELOW CREST. PURPLE FABRIC SLIGHTLY DISCOLORED FROM LIGHT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19970070001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970070007
Acquisition Date
1997-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980054013
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
SATIN, WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
32.1
Width
28.2
Description
WHITE SATIN BANNER WITH GOLD TASSEL/FRINGE ALONG POINTED BOTTOM. THIN WOODEN DOWEL INSERTED THROUGH HEM ALONG TOP; GOLD PLASTIC KNOB ON EACH END. GOLD CORD WITH TASSELS AT END TIED TO DOWEL FOR HANGING. BANNER PRINTED IN BLUE "KIWANIS CLUB CALGARY, SOUTH AND EAST" WITH KIWANIS LOGO AT CENTRE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
Catalogue Number
P19980054013
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TAIWAN TAINAN CITY
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010099003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TAIWAN TAINAN CITY
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
4
Height
1.1
Length
33.7
Width
25.7
Description
A SMALL BANNER, PREDOMINANTLY WHITE BEHIND A TREE WITH 4 LARGE RED FLOWERS. AT THE BASE OF THE TRUNK IS A TAIWANESE FLAG BENEATH THE TREE ARE SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS, AND NEAR THE BOTTOM, THE WORDS "TAIWAN TAINAN CITY REPUBLIC OF CHINA". YELLOW ORANGE TASSELS AT BOTTOM, AS WELL AS AT THE ENDS OF THE ROPE ATTACHED TO THE PLASTIC ROD AT THE TOP OF THE BANNER. BANNER IS ENCASED IN PLASTIC.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
ARTIFACTS IN COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER (1986 - 2001) UPON 1998 VISIT TO TAIWAN. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099003
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TAINAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010099002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TAINAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Date Range From
1994
Date Range To
1997
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Height
1.5
Length
35.2
Width
22.0
Description
AT THE TOP OF THE BANNER, THE WORD "TAINAN" IS WRITTEN IN RED, ITALIC BLOCK LETTERS. IMMEDIATELY UNDER, "REPUBLIC OF CHINA". THE BANNER IS DIVIDED INTO TWO COLORS. ON THE LEFT, THE BANNER IS DARK BLUE, WITH CHINESE CHARACTERS UNDER "REPUBLIC OF CHINA". ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, THERE IS A SHIELD WITH THE PICTURE OF A GLOBE SEEN AS IF LOOKING DOWN ON THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. THE NAME "CHINA" IS ABOVE THIS SHIELD. JOINING THE TWO SIDES, IS A REVERSE IMAGE (WHITE ON BLUE SIDE, BLUE ON WHITE SIDE) PICTURE OF A GROUP OF CHINESE STYLE HOUSES. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BANNER, ARE RED TASSLES. AT THE TOP, ATTACHED TO THE STEEL ROD IS A YELLOW - GOLD ROPE WITH TASSLES ON EITHER END.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
ALL ARTIFACTS IN THIS COLLECTION WERE GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) ON A RETURN VISIT TO TAIWAN IN 1998 AFTER A ECONOMIC TRADE MISSION 2 YEARS EARLIER. SEE P20010099001 FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099002
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CRANE BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19980048025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRANE BANNER
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1998
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
4
Height
0.2
Length
68.7
Width
65.0
Description
LARGE BANNER HAS A PICTURE OF 3 CRANES ON IT (COLORED ALMOST LIKE WHOOPING CRANES), IN FRONT OF A DARK ORANGE WAVE LIKE PATTERN THAT EXTENDS ACROSS THE BANNER. ON EITHER SIDE (UPPER LEFT AND LOWER RIGHT), IS A BEIGE COLOR WITH NO DISCERNABLE PATTERN. THERE ARE NO OTHER MARKINGS ON THIS ARTIFACT. THE BANNER IS KEPT INSIDE A BOX WITH A PAPER COVERING. THE PAPER COVERING HAS A BOW DRAWN ON IT ALONG WITH A SMALL DIAMOND SHAPED DESIGN THAT IS PURPLE, ORANGE, AND GOLD PRIMARILY. THE BOXES DIMENSIONS ARE, HEIGHT- 2.4 CM, LENGTH- 25.4CM, WIDTH- 16.8CM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
GIFT FROM JAPAN - LETHBRIDGE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. ACCORDING TO S.E. ASIAN PHILOSOPHY, IT IS REQUIRED THAT DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT (LIKE A STUDENT EXCHANGE) A GIFT IS GIVEN TO THE HOST COUNTRY (IN THIS CASE CITY). THIS BANNER IS SUCH A GIFT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE INITIALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE THROUGH VARIOUS EXCHANGES WITH CITIES IN JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1992, 1997, AND 1998 DETAIL THREE SEPERATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH HIKARI, SEKI CITY, AND KUROHONE-MURA, JAPAN. LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL DECLINED HIKARI'S OFFER OF AN OFFICIAL TWINNING ARRANGMENT IN 1992 DUE TO BUDGET LIMITATIONS AND BECAUSE OF PRIOR TWINNING WITH OTHER CITIES INCLUDING SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, AND HENGSHUI CITY, CHINA. ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RAN A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SEKI CITY FROM 1993 TO 2003 AND LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTED STUDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KURHONE ANNUALLY FROM 1994 TO 2006. DURING THESE EXCHANGES, DELEGATES FROM THE JAPANESE CITIES REGULARLY MET WITH LETHBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID CARPENTER AND GAVE CEREMONIAL GIFTS, AS IS CUSTOM IN JAPAN. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980048017 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048025
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LAWN BOWLING BANNER
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048048
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAWN BOWLING BANNER
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1998
Materials
CLOTH (COTTON?), WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.1
Length
37.3
Width
30.6
Description
BANNER HAS TWO WOODEN RODS THAT ARE CARVED IN A SPIRAL DESIGN. ON THE CLOTH PORTION OF THE BANNER, IT READS "HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR DAVID B CARPENTER IS HEREBY EXTENDED THE LIFETIME HONORARY MEMBERSHIP TO BRIDGE CITY LAWN-BOWLING CLUB" AT THE TOP, THERE IS THE LAWN BOWLING LOGO WITH LETHBRIDGE, THE BRIDGE, AND GRASS WITH BOWLING BALLS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
POLITICS
History
GIVEN TO MAYOR CARPENTER DURING HIS STAY AS MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE (1986 - 2001).
Catalogue Number
P19980048048
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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