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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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Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
1988
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, IRON, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20190005005
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
1988
Materials
METAL, IRON, PAINT
No. Pieces
2
Height
32
Length
20.7
Width
30.7
Description
A. BALLOT BOX, 32 CM H X 20.7 CM L X 30.7 CM W. SILVER METAL BOX THAT OPENS AT THE TOP; BOX HAS BLACK METAL HANDLE ON THE LID WITH AN IRON LATCH ON LID AND FRONT; BOX HAS A ROUND HOLE IN THE LID. FRONT OF BOX HAS BLACK, PAINTED, STENCILLED TEXT “DOMINION OF CANADA”. TOP HAS PAPER TAPED ON WITH HANDWRITTEN PENCILLED TEXT “BALLET BOX FROM TENNANT HOUSE RALPH AND JANET ESTATE SALE 86 89”. INSIDE OF BOX HAS NEWSPAPER LINING THE BOTTOM. BOX IS STAINED ON THE OUTSIDE; BOX HAS PENCIL DRAWINGS AND MARKS ON THE FRONT AND SIDES; BOX IS SCUFFED AND RUSTED; BOX HAS GRIME ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. B. NEWSPAPER CLIPPING, 20.5 CM W X 18.2 CM L. CLIPPING WITH BLACK PRINTED TEXT OF ARTICLE “TENNANT RETIRES AFTER 23 YEARS”; ARTICLE INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS OF RALPH TENNANT AND AL WIGGINS. TOP OF CLIPPING HAS PRINTED TEXT “10 – THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD – MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1971”. BACK OF ARTICLE HAS HEADLINE AND ARTICLE “FIRE DESTROYS SOUTH GRASSLANDS”. PAPERE IS YELLOWED; TEXT IS FADED; CLIPPING HAS SEVERE FOLD RUNNING VERTICALLY DOWN CENTER; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
ON FEBRUARY 5, 2019, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED BARB CAVERS REGARDING HER DONATION OF ITEMS FROM HER HOME AND TEACHING CAREER. ON THE BALLOT BOX, CAVERS RECALLED, “MY HUSBAND [LLOYD] BOUGHT THAT FOR ME AT A GARAGE SALE [AROUND 1987 OR 1988], AT THE HOME OF RALPH AND JANET TENNANT, WHO LIVED ON FIFTEENTH STREET, BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH AVENUE…THEY HAD LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR QUITE A LONG TIME, AND THEY WERE MOVING. HE WENT TO THE GARAGE SALE, AND SAW THIS…AND THOUGHT THAT, BECAUSE OF MY INVOLVEMENT IN SEVERAL ELECTIONS THAT I WOULD APPRECIATE HAVING THIS BALLOT BOX.” “IN 1971, MY HUSBAND AT THE TIME WAS DWIGHT JENSEN, AND HE WAS CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR RICHARD BARTON, WHO WAS RUNNING AS A CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IN LETHBRIDGE EAST. THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT PETER LOUGHEED FORMED THE GOVERNMENT. IT WAS VERY EXCITING TO BE INVOLVED IN THAT WHOLE PROCESS. WE WENT TO A TRAINING SESSION…AT THE BANFF SCHOOL, AND SAW THE ROLL-OUT OF ALL THE ADS; GOT ALL REVVED UP; CAME HOME…I WAS ABLE TO WORK ON THAT CAMPAIGN, SO I BECAME THE OFFICE MANAGER, AND IT WAS REALLY AN EXCITING CAMPAIGN TO BE INVOLVED IN. IT WAS DEVASTATING TO FIND OUT THAT WE DIDN’T WIN. THERE WERE NO CONSERVATIVES ELECTED SOUTH OF CALGARY, IN THAT FIRST ELECTION. THE NEXT ONE, YOU COULD HAVE RUN ANYBODY, AND THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ELECTED, AS A CONSERVATIVE. BUT, THE LOUGHEED [WAVE]…WAS REALLY AN EXCITING TIME TO BE INVOLVED. THAT WAS MY FIRST. SECOND ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN, I’M THINKING ’84. THAT WAS THE FEDERAL ELECTION WHEN MULRONEY WAS ELECTED, AND, AGAIN, I WAS STILL A CONSERVATIVE AT THAT TIME…I WAS OFFICE MANAGER FOR BLAINE THACKER ON HIS CAMPAIGN. THAT WAS ANOTHER EXCITING ONE TO BE INVOLVED WITH, BECAUSE IT WAS ANOTHER WAVE…A TIME OF CHANGE. WE HAD REALLY WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO WORK WITH AGAIN, AND DID A ROAD-TRIP TO CALGARY FOR A BIG MULRONEY RALLY ON PRINCE’S ISLAND. SO, THEY WERE BOTH REALLY GOOD ELECTIONS TO BE INVOLVED IN…BECAUSE I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH, HE SAW THAT [BOX], AND THOUGHT I WOULD ENJOY THAT.” “I DID DO SOME RESEARCH…HE WAS A RETURNING OFFICER DURING…IT MUST HAVE BEEN A FEDERAL ELECTION. I ALSO LOOKED UP WHEN THEY CHANGED FROM THOSE BOXES TO A DIFFERENT STYLE OF BOX…THAT WAS PROBABLY JUST OUT OF SERVICE, SO HE KEPT ONE.” “I HAD IT SITTING IN THE LIVING ROOM FOR A WHILE. I THINK I HAD BASKETS…DRIED FLOWERS…IT JUST WAS IN THAT COLLECTION OF STUFF IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW. MORE RECENTLY, IT’S JUST BEEN IN THE BASEMENT, BUT I DID HAVE IT AS AN ITEM OF DÉCOR FOR A WHILE.” “THE OTHER THING THAT I REALLY LIKED WAS THAT I KNEW THE TENNANT’S, THROUGH SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH, AND THEY WERE JUST SUCH A LOVELY FAMILY. THEY HAD TWO SONS WHO WERE JUST SLIGHTLY OLDER THAN MYSELF AND MY SISTER, AND THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS JUST A REALLY WONDERFUL FAMILY, SO TO HAVE SOMETHING OF THEIRS WAS KIND OF SPECIAL TO ME.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20190005001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20190005005
Acquisition Date
2019-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BROCADE WARP CLOTH
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19980048039
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BROCADE WARP CLOTH
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Materials
CLOTH
No. Pieces
6
Height
0.1
Length
50.0
Width
29.5
Description
MULTI-COLORED CLOTH THAT IS PREDOMINANTLY RED AND GREEN. THERE ARE MULTIPLE REPEATING PATTERNS OF LIONS AND BIRDS, BOTH DRAWN IN A STYLIZED FASHION INSIDE CIRCLES THAT HAVE AN ELABORATE PATTERN AROUND THEM AS WELL. THE TWO ENDS ARE FRAYED THAT ARE A MIXTURE OF GREEN, RED, BLUE, YELLOW, AND WHITE THREADS. THERE ARE NO MARKINGS OF ANY SORT THAT WOULD INDICATE WRITING. THE CLOTH IS CONTAINED INSIDE A GOLD AND SILVER BOX. GOLD BEING THE COVER WITH THE SILVER PART ACTUALLY CONTAINING THE CLOTH. THE COVER HAS A BRIGHT GOLD DESIGN AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER WITH THE WORD "TATSUMURA" IMPRINTED UNDERNEATH IT. THERE IS A BUSINESS CARD ATTACHED TO THE COVER WITH AN ADHESIVE TAPE. IT STATES "SHIGERU ISE CONSUL GENERAL OF JAPAN". THE BOTTOM IS PLAIN SILVER WITH NO MARKINGS OR ATTACHMENTS. INSIDE THE BOX THERE IS ALSO TWO CARDS, ONE WITH WRITING IN ENGLISH IDENTIFIES THE CLOTH AS "TIGER AND BIRD BROCADE" AND GOES ON TO DESCRIBE THE ARTIFACT IN DETAIL. THE SECOND CARD IS PURPLE AND HAS JAPANESE WRITING ON IT. THERE IS FINALLY A WHITE PIECE OF THIN PAPER WHICH IS USED TO PROTECT AND CUSHION THE CLOTH.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
POLITICS
History
A GIFT FROM JAPAN DURING THE 1996 STUDENT EXCHANGE. IT IS A POLITICAL CUSTOM IN S.E. ASIA TO GIVE A GIFT WHENEVER VISITING A FOREIGN REGION ON A POLITICAL MISSION. THIS IS SUCH A GIFT FORM THE JAPANESE CONSUL GENERAL IN CANADA. *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
P19980048039
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RUSSIAN PLAQUE
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980048050
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RUSSIAN PLAQUE
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1998
Materials
METAL, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.4
Length
12.9
Width
16.2
Description
PLAQUE IS A BRONZE COLOR, WITH AN ENGRAVED PICTURE OF A MAN, A WOMAN, AND A HORSE. AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT, THERE IS A NUMBER "20", AS WELL AS SOME RUSSIAN LETTERS. THE PLAQUE IS HOLLOW WITH NO MARKINGS ON THE BACK. PLAQUE RESTS ON A WOODEN STAND THAT IS LIGHT IN COLORATION.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
POLITICS
History
GIFT FROM TIMASHEVSK RUSSIA. LETHBRIDGE AND TIMASHEVSK HAVE A CLOSE, AND UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WHICH BEGAN AFTER WORLD WAR TWO. DURING THIS PERIOD, THE CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE BECAME AWARE OF THE SEVERE SUFFERING FROM COLD, HUNGER, ETC. THAT PLAGUED THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY (AS WELL AS ALL OF THE USSR) AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR. IN AN EFFORT TO HELP, THE CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE HELPED RAISE OVER $5000 (A SIZEABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEN) TO SEND OVER IN A RELIEF EFFORT. NEARING THE END OF THE COLD WAR, MAYOR CARPENTER AND CITY HALL DECIDED TO ATTEMPT TO RE-ESTABLISH CONNECTIONS WITH THIS CITY. DELEGATIONS TO AND FROM TIMASHEVSK STARTED EVEN BEFORE THE END OF COMMUNISM IN THE LATE 80'S EARLY 90'S. A COAT DRIVE WAS HELD TO ONCE AGAIN HELP THE PEOPLE OF THIS RUSSIAN COMMUNITY COPE WITH THE FRIGID TEMPERATURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RUSSIAN WINTER. THIS GIFT, IS A RESULT OF THESE REKINDLED LINKS BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048050
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
REPLICA MATSU STATUE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1899
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010099015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REPLICA MATSU STATUE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1899
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
18.0
Diameter
6.4
Description
CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD. THE OUTSIDE OF THE STATUE IS ENGRAVED WITH AN INTRICATE SEASCAPE. ONE HALF OF THE STATUE OPENS UP (TWO QUARTERS) TO SHOW AN EXTREMELY INTRICATE THREE DIMENSIONAL RELIEF OF THE GODESS MATSU AS WELL AS HER TWO BODY GUARDS FLANKING HER ON EITHER SIDE. ONE HAS HIS HAND UP TO EYES AS IF LOOKING INTO DISTANCE, THE OTHER, USING HIS HAND TO AMPLIFY SOUND AT LEFT EAR. ENGRAVED AROUND THIS INTERIOR RELIEF, ARE CHINESE CHARACTERS. THE WOOD IS NOT VARNISHED, OR PAINTED. THE STATUE IS CONTAINED INSIDE A RED BOX THAT IS TIED SHUT WITH TWO RIBBONS. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE BOX, ARE HEIGHT- 8.4CM LENGTH- 21.0CM, WIDTH- 9.4 CM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
POLITICS
History
THIS REPLICA OF THE STATUE OF MATSU LOCATED IN TAINAN CITY TAIWAN, WAS CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE BLOCK OF WOOD SOMETIME DURING THE 19TH CENTURY. THIS ARTIFACT WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED AS A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL MATSU STATUE. MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) HELPED CARRY ON HIS SECOND TRIP TO TAIWAN DURING THE 377TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF MATSU - THE GODDESS OF THE SEA. IT IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH ONLY 5 OR 6 IN THE WORLD. FOR BELIEVERS OF THE BUDDHIST OR TAOIST FAITH, THIS ARTIFACT IS PRICELESS. THIS PRICE WAS QUOTED TO MAYOR CARPENTER UPON IT BEING GIVEN TO HIM. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS ARTIFACT WAS GIVEN TO A CIVILIAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TRIP TO TAIWAN, SEE P20010099001. *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
P20010099015
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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