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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
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER (STERLING)
Catalogue Number
P19900030005
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1914
Materials
SILVER (STERLING)
No. Pieces
1
Height
10
Length
16.7
Width
7.7
Description
STERLING SILVER ENGRAVED: "W.C.I." FLUTED FROM BASE TO 1/3 OF BODY. 2 SILVER HANDLES WITH SIMPLE RIBBING. SILVER STAMP ON BASE INDICATE 925/1000 FINE, "STERLING" WITH NUMBER "493". HAND ENGRAVED. BASE HALLMARKED WITH ANCHOR, 'E' WITHIN A MAPLE LEAF, AND A PASSANT LION.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
History
SUGAR BOWL IS PART OF COMPLETE SERVICE INCLUDING CREAMER, TRAY, COFFEE & TEAPOTS. FOR HISTORY SEE P19900030001-GA
Catalogue Number
P19900030005
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TEA SERVICE SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER (STERLING)
Catalogue Number
P19900030002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEA SERVICE SET
Date
1914
Materials
SILVER (STERLING)
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.5
Length
25.8
Width
18.7
Description
STERLING SILVER POT ENGRAVED: "W.C.I." WOOD HANDLE & TOP FOR LID (EBONY?) FLUTED FROM BASE TO LINE WHERE SPOUT-HANDLE JOIN BODY. LID FLUTED FROM TOP TO LIP. LID HINGED & SLIGHTLY MISSHAPEN. SILVER MARKS INDICATE 925/1000 FINE. THREE HALLMARKS STAMPED ON RIM OF BASE AS FOLLOWS: AN ANCHOR, LETTER 'E' WITHIN A MAPLE LEAF, AND A PASSANT LION. HANDLE IS SLIGHTLY LOOSE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
History
POT IS COMPLETE WITH SUGAR BOWL, CREAMER, TEAPOT & SERVING TRAY. FOR HISTORY SEE P19900030001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19900030002
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PORCELAIN
Catalogue Number
P19990035084
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1953
Materials
PORCELAIN
No. Pieces
2
Height
8.5
Diameter
14.7
Description
TWO PIECE CUP AND SAUCER. 1. CUP - IVORY WITH GOLD TRIM. PAINTED ON THE FRONT OF THE CUP IS A PICTURE OF THE CROWNED QUEEN ELIZABETH IN AN OVAL FRAME. TWO STEMS OF LEAVES FRAME THE PICTURE, WITH A YELLOW BOW TYING THEM TOGETHER AT THE BOTTOM. AT THE TOP OF THE PICTURE IS A KING'S CROWN. SIX FLAGS STICK OUT FROM BEHIND THE PICTURE. UNDERNEATH THIS ARE THE WORDS "ELIZABETH II CROWNED JUNE 2 1953". ON THE BACK OF THE CUP IS A QUEEN'S CROWN AND "E II R" IN YELLOW. THE "II" IS MUCH SMALLER THAN THE "E" AND "R". STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CUP IS "ROYAL WINTON MADE IN ENGLAND A". 2. SAUCER - IVORY WITH GOLD TRIM. PAINTED ON THE INSIDE EDGE IS A COAT OF ARMS. THERE IS A KING'S CROWN ON TOP OF THIS. ON THE LEFT OF THE COAT OF ARMS IS A CROWNED LION ON ITS HIND LEGS, AND ON THE RIGHT IS A UNICORN ON ITS HIND LEGS, WITH A COLLAR AND CHAIN. AROUND THE COAT OF ARMS AND CONTINUING UNDERNEATH THE LION AND UNICORN IS A BLUE BANNER WITH LATIN WORDS IN WHITE - ARE ILLEGIBLE. STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SAUCER IS "ROYAL WINTON MADE IN ENGLAND A".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
History
COMMEMORATING THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II. HAD TWO SMALL KEYS ATTACHED TO IT - RETURNED TO PEMMICAN CLUB. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035084
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1957
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MASONITE, WOOD, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20130025000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1957
Materials
MASONITE, WOOD, PAINT
No. Pieces
4
Height
145
Length
112
Width
5
Description
.1 - PIECE OF MASONITE BOARD CUT INTO THE SHAPE OF A HUMAN FIGURE. PAINTED IN RED, WHITE, BLACK AND GREEN TO DEPICT A SMILING MAN WITH A WHITE BEARD, WEARING A RED HAT AND SUIT WITH A BLACK BELT AND BOOTS. BACK OF BOARD IS REINFORCED WITH TWO VERTICAL SLATS OF WOOD. SOME SCRATCHES AND GENERAL GRIME ON THE PAINTED SIDE, WITH NAIL HEADS POKING OUT IN AREAS WHERE BACKING SLATS ARE FASTENED. END TIP OF HAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY BROKEN OFF AND REPAIRED WITH GLUE AND REINFORCING PIECES OF WOOD ON BACK. .2 - PIECE OF MASONITE BOARD CUT INTO THE SHAPE OF A DEER. PAINTED IN GOLD, RED, BLACK AND WHITE TO DEPICT A REINDEER WITH A RED NOSE, WEARING A RED HARNESS WITH BELLS ON IT. BOARD IS REINFORCED AT BACK WITH PIECES OF 1X4 CUT TO SIZE. FIGURE IS MOUNTED TO A SECTION OF 2X2 AT ITS FEET, PAINTED WHITE. A PIECE OF 1X3 IS HINGED TO THE BACK OF THE FIGURE TO BE USED TO PROP THE OBJECT UPRIGHT. A BOW MADE OF RED DUCT TAPE IS FASTENED AT THE DEER'S THROAT. SCRATCHES AND GENERAL GRIME ON THE IMAGE SIDE; WOODEN PIECE REINFORCING TAIL AT BACK IS LOOSE. FRAGMENTS OF ROPE TIED TO TWO NAIL HEADS ON BACK. 93H X 33L X 7W .3 - PIECE OF MASONITE BOARD CUT INTO THE SHAPE OF A DEER WITH ANTLERS. PAINTED IN GOLD, RED, BLACK AND WHITE TO DEPICT A REINDEER WEARING A RED HARNESS WITH BELLS ON IT. BOARD IS REINFORCED AT BACK WITH PIECES OF 1X4 CUT TO SIZE. FIGURE IS MOUNTED TO A SECTION OF 2X2 AT ITS FEET, PAINTED WHITE. A PIECE OF 1X3 IS HINGED TO THE BACK OF THE FIGURE TO BE USED TO PROP THE OBJECT UPRIGHT. SCRATCHES AND MINIMAL WEAR ON THE IMAGE SIDE. LENGTH OF ROPE TIED TO NAIL HEAD ON BACK. 118.5H X 86L X 8W .4 - TWO SECTIONS OF WHITE ROPE, ONE BRAIDED AND ONE TWISTED, TIED TOGETHER TO FORM A SINGLE PIECE MEANT TO BE STRUNG AS REINS BETWEEN DEER FIGURES AND SANTA FIGURE. ENDS ARE KNOTTED OFF AND FRAYING. SIX METAL BELLS ARE TIED TO THE ROPE AT INTERVALS WITH BEIGE STRING. GENERAL GRIME AND DISCOLOURATION THROUGHOUT. 1054L X I.5DIA *NOTE* SLEIGH AND SEVEN OTHER REINDEER ACQUIRED AS EQUIPMENT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THIS OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DECORATION SET, INCLUDING SANTA CLAUS, RUDOPLH, EIGHT REINDEER AND SANTA'S SLEIGH, WAS BUILT BY STEVE LEONARD, THE FATHER OF THE DONOR DON LEONARD, FOR THE FAMILY’S YEARLY OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY AT THEIR LETHBRIDGE HOME AT 828 12 ST NORTH. IN OCTOBER 2013, GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED DON LEONARD ABOUT HIS FATHER’S DECORATIONS AND THEIR MEANING FOR HIS FAMILY. LEONARD SAID: “[THE SET] WAS MADE IN THE MIDDLE 50S I BELIEVE BY MY DAD. IT’S WON SEVERAL AWARDS FOR BEST CHRISTMAS DISPLAY, BEST LIGHT DISPLAYS IN LETHBRIDGE, AND IT WAS A LOT OF HEART AND LOVE PUTTING INTO THAT DISPLAY AND MY PARENTS LOVED TO DO THE CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS EVERY YEAR THEY COULD. THEY COULDN’T WAIT TO GET THEM UP AND THAT IT’S REALLY A PART OF ME AND I COULDN’T THROW IT OUT AND I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO. I HAVE MY OWN DISPLAY… IN THE U.S. THAT THEY BUILT FOR ME, IDENTICAL TO IT, SO YOU CAN SEE THE LOVE THEY HAD IN MAKING THESE DISPLAYS… I CAN ACTUALLY REMEMBER MY DAD DRESSED UP AS SANTA CLAUS ONE YEAR AND I CAME HOME AND HE WAS SITTING IN THE SLEIGH… I WAS KIND OF SHOCKED WHEN I CAME HOME AND SANTA CLAUS WAS IN THERE STACKED UP WITH PRESENTS… [DAD] DID A LOT OF WOODWORKING. EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE HERE PRETTY WELL HE BUILT… THE REST OF THE HOUSE WOULD BE DECORATED IN LIGHTS AND THEY ALWAYS LIKED TO DO TWO RED, TWO GREE, TWO RED TWO GREEN OVER THE WHOLE HOUSE. AND ALSO BEFORE THAT, LATER ON, THERE WAS A CANDY CANE MADE OUT OF A STOVEPIPE… I HELPED THEM PUT THE DISPLAYS OUT UNTIL I WENT TO COLLEGE, YEAH UNTIL ’68… IT WAS PROBABLY IN THE TOP TEN BEST DECORATED HOUSES IN THE CITY EVERY YEAR FOR PROBABLY FOR TWENTY/TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. IT WAS OUTSTANDING THEY ADDED SOMETHING NEW EVERY YEAR, MORE LIGHTS, CHANGED THE COLOURS, CHANGED HOW THEY DID IT. THE WHOLE HOUSE WAS DECORATED: EVERY WINDOW, THE ROOF, THE CARPORT, SOMETIMES THE BUSHES. I MEAN IT WAS BIG TIME DECORATION, THEY LOVED TO DO IT. THEY HAD A LOT OF FUN DOING IT… IT WAS A GREAT ATTRACTION. I CAN REMEMBER COUNTING HUNDREDS OF CARS COMING BY AT NIGHT, STOPPING AND LOOKING AND TAKING PICTURES, PARENTS TAKING THEIR KIDS OUT OF THE CAR AND PUTTING THEM IN THE SLEIGH AND TAKING PICTURES WITH THEM. MY PARENTS JUST LOVED SEEING THAT HAPPEN… MY DAD LIKED, AND MY MOTHER TOO, BUILDING STUFF. HE LIKED BUILDING DISPLAYS, HE HAD, DURING THE SUMMER, HE DID RABBITS AND SHEEP AND PUT THEM AROUND ALL THE PLANTS. AND THEY TOOK A LOT OF PRIDE, AS MUCH AS YOU COULD EVER TAKE IN YOUR YARD. THEY’RE WINNERS OF AWARDS FOR THE BEST YARD IN THE SUMMER, BEST FLOWERS. THEY JUST TOOK A LOT OF PRIDE IN HOW THE HOUSE LOOKED… YOU JUST THINK OF WHAT THEY DID FOR YOU, IT WAS HOW THEY BROUGHT YOU UP; IT WAS HOW THEY WERE GENEROUS TO OTHER PEOPLE AND HOW THEY LOVED EVERYBODY… IT IS JUST THE GENEROSITY THEY GAVE TO EVERYBODY AND WANTED TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE OUT AND HAVE THE FUN TIME ENJOYABLE. MORE THAN THE SANTA CLAUS IT WAS A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY FOR THEM TOO… I AM JUST SO HAPPY KNOWING THAT SOMEBODY CAN HOPEFULLY ENJOY IT FOR MANY MORE YEARS… IT WOULD MAKE THEM UNBELIEVABLY HAPPY.” FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130025000
Acquisition Date
2013-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MINIATURE GROOM DOLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970054011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE GROOM DOLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Diameter
3.5
Description
PLASTIC GROOM DOLL WEARING A PAPER TUXEDO AND TOP HAT. TUXEDO HAS NO SLEEVES. TUXEDO CONSISTS OF WHITE SHIRT, BLACK TIE, WHITE VEST, BLACK JACKET, SILVER PANTS, BLACK SHOES, AND SILVER TOP HAT. THERE IS A WHITE AROUND NECK. ARMS ARE HELD ON BY COTTON STRING. TOP OF TOPHAT IS BROKEN.
Subjects
TOY
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEM IS A SET WITH THE BRIDE (P19970054010-GA), AND IS POSSIBLY A CAKE TOPPER. ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY (WHITTON) MCDONELL, WHO CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT THE AGE OF 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONELL, WHO WAS A RANCHER AND A FARMER WHO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE, BUT ALSO INVENTED AND BUILT CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A RECEPTIONIST, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH. THE COUPLE REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN. PHYLLIS PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE), SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970054011
Acquisition Date
1998-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MINIATURE BRIDE DOLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970054010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE BRIDE DOLL
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.5
Diameter
12
Description
PLASTIC DOLL BRIDE WEARING A WHITE PAPER DRESS WITH SILVER STARS WITH A CLEAR PLASTIC LAYER OVER THE SKIRT. DOLL IS HOLDING A BOUQUET MADE OF A PURPLE, YELLOW, PINK, AND BLUE PAPER FLOWERS. DOLL HAS BROWN HAIR, WITH A WIRE MESH VEIL ATTACHED TO THE HEAD. PLASIC SKIRT IS VERY FRAGILE, AND PAPER IS TURNED UP IN SOME AREAS, BUT OVERALL IS IN GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
TOY
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEM IS A SET WITH THE GROOM (P19970054011-GA), AND IS POSSIBLY A CAKE TOPPER. ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY (WHITTON) MCDONELL, WHO CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT THE AGE OF 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONELL, WHO WAS A RANCHER AND A FARMER WHO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE, BUT ALSO INVENTED AND BUILT CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A RECEPTIONIST, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH. THE COUPLE REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN. PHYLLIS PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE), SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970054010
Acquisition Date
1998-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WEDDING
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19980024005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEDDING
Date
1967
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
16.6
Width
16.6
Description
SQUARE WHITE PAPER NAPKIN WITH THE IMAGE OF A BRIDE AND GROOM IN SILVER, AND "MARG AND SAM JULY 8TH - 1967" BELOW. NO DAMAGE OR WEAR.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
COMMEMORATIVE
History
WORN BY MARG DRUMMOND DURING HER WEDDING TO SAM ON JULY 7, 1967. P19980024001-GA IS SAM'S MOTHER'S DRESS FROM 1925. (DONOR TOLD US 7TH, BUT NAPKIN MARKED 8TH?). *UPDATED* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING TWO WEDDING DRESSES DONATED BY SAM AND MARG MATHESON. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED FROM AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED WITH THE DONORS. SAMUEL O. MATHESON AND MARGARET MATHESON (NEE DRUMMOND) WERE MARRIED IN JULY 1967 IN MARGARET’S HOME DOWN, MOOSOMIN, SK AT ST. ALBAN’S CHURCH. THEY HELD A SMALL RECEPTION IN THE CHURCH FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, WITH 100 GUESTS. SAM SAID “THAT’S A SMALL TOWN. WHOEVER KNEW US CAME, I GUESS.” THE COUPLE HONEYMOONED AT EXPO ’67, DRIVING ALL THE WAY TO MONTREAL. MARGARET SAID THAT “IT WAS MORE INTERESTING THAN FUN, BECAUSE WE WERE GOING TO ALL OF THE PAVILIONS, SO IT WAS A LITTLE HECTIC – GETTING USED TO EACH OTHER, AND DOING THIS AT THE SAME TIME, BUT IT WAS GOOD.” MARGARET MET SAM, IN 1965, AFTER SHE LOCKED HERSELF OUT OF HER APARTMENT: “I LOCKED MYSELF OUT OF MY APARTMENT, WHICH WAS ON THE THIRD FLOOR. MY GIRLFRIEND LIVED NEXT TO ME, SO I THOUGHT THAT, IF WE COULD GET A MAN TO JUMP FROM HER BALCONY TO MINE, AND LET ME IN THROUGH THE DOORS – FRENCH DOORS ON OUR BALCONY.” SHE CONTINUED: “SO, I WENT UP TO THE FOURTH FLOOR AND HE ANSWERED THE DOOR AND SAID, SURE, HE WOULD DO IT.” SAM ADDED: “LIKE ONE OF THOSE MOVIES, YOU KNOW. CLIMB ON THE BALCONY, A HUNDRED FEET IN THE AIR … I CRAWLED OVER, BUT THEN MARGARET HAD LOCKED THE DOOR/ THE WINDOWS, AND WE COULDN’T GET INTO HER APARTMENT. THEY HAD TO FIND SOMEBODY TO GET INTO THE APARTMENT THROUGH THE REGULAR DOOR.” SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, THE BUILDING MANAGER CAME HOME AND LET MARGARET INTO HER APARTMENT. NOT LONG AFTER, THE TWO STARTED TO DATE. SAM TOOK HER TO A BINGO GAME. MARGARET SAID: “HE THOUGHT HE COULDN’T TAKE A TEACHER TO THE BAR, SO HE TOOK ME TO A BINGO GAME.” SAM WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE, THE SON OF SAMUEL AND FLORENCE ISABELLE MATHESON (NEE OSGOOD): “I WAS BORN HERE, AND RAISED HERE, AND SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE, EXCEPT ABOUT 10 YEARS. I WAS IN THE AIR FORCE, AND ON THE DEW LINE, AND CAME BACK HOME. IT’S A PERFECT TOWN.” MARGARET, MEANWHILE, WAS RAISED IN MOOSOMIN, SK, THE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS AND MURIEL DRUMMOND, AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FOR WORK: “I WAS A BIOLOGIST, AND THERE WAS AN OPENING HERE FOR A BIOLOGY TEACHER, SO I CAME AND TAUGHT SCIENCE AT WINSTON CHURCHILL. I CAME IN ’63, I GUESS, AND MET SAM IN ’65.” MARGARET CONTINUED TO TEACH AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, UNTIL THEIR FIRST CHILD WAS BORN IN 1969. A SECOND CHILD FOLLOWED IN 1971 AND BY 1978, MARGARET WAS BACK TO TEACHING. MARGARET HAD THE FOLLOWING TO SAY ABOUT HER DRESS: “ACTUALLY I WAS UP IN EDMONTON, AND MY SISTER-IN-LAW HELPED ME BUY IT; COST ME A WHOLE $100.00. IN 1967 THAT WAS A LOT OF MONEY. I DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT ABOUT – I LOVED THE DRESS. WE WERE ALL INTO CHASTE THEN. I REMEMBER IT HAD A LONG TRAIN WHICH GOT CAUGHT ON ONE OF THE PEWS, AS I WAS GOING DOWN THE AISLE, BUT SAM’S BROTHER WAS AN USHER, SO HE GRABBED IT [BEFORE IT TORE]. HE SAW IMMEDIATELY WHAT HAD HAPPENED, SO I DIDN’T EVEN FEEL A TUG, BUT BUD TOLD ME AFTERWARDS THAT HE HAD DONE THIS.” MARGARET SAID THAT SHE DIDN’T TRY ON MANY DRESSES BECAUSE “I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS ONE, ALMOST RIGHT AWAY.” ONE OF MARGARET’S SISTERS WAS HER BRIDESMAID AND SHE WORE A BLUE DRESS: “IT WAS KIND OF A SHOT-SILK BLUE. OUR WEDDING COLORS WERE BLUE AND WHITE. SHE MADE HER DRESS. IT WAS LOVELY. AND THEN, OUR NIECE’S DAUGHTER WAS OUR FLOWER GIRL. SHE WORE AN IDENTICAL DRESS TO THE BRIDESMAID.” AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW, SAM SAID: “WE’VE BEEN MARRIED MORE THAN WE’VE BEEN SINGLE. I DIDN’T GET MARRIED TILL I WAS 35, AND I FIGURED I’D NEVER GET MARRIED, BUT I MET MARG, AND WE GOT MARRIED, AND 50 YEARS LATER, HERE WE ARE.” MARGARET ADDED: “HERE WE ARE – BOTH IN OUR 80’S, AND LOVING IT.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A COPY OF THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P19980024005
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"DECORATIVE LIGHTING OUTFIT"
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1952
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, WOOD, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P20060032001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"DECORATIVE LIGHTING OUTFIT"
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1952
Materials
PLASTIC, WOOD, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
3
Length
29
Width
25.5
Description
CHRISTMAS LANTERN IN BOX - THREE PIECES ELECTRIC LANTERN WITH PRESSED BOARD BACKING. STURDY PLASTIC DISPLAYS GREEN, YELLOW, RED, WHITE. CORD MARKED "DECORATIVE LIGHTING OUTFIT". ORIGINAL BOX MARKED "ILLUMINATED OLD ENGLISH LANTERN."
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR TREVOR BENNET AT TIME OF DONATION, THE LANTERN WAS PURCHASED AROUND 1952 AND USED AS A NIGHT LIGHT. SINCE 1971, THE LANTERN WAS USED IN BENNET'S MUSIC ROOM WAITING AREA. TREVOR BENNET WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN JANUARY, 1948. HAVING SUFFERED FROM POLIO, HE SPENT MUCH OF HIS CHILDHOOD AT THE "RED CROSS HOSPITAL" IN CALGARY, ALBERTA (NOW KNOWN AS THE "ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL"). SEE ARCHIVES 19752909159. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060032001
Acquisition Date
2006-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WREATH
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
1951
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060032013
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WREATH
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
1951
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.5
Diameter
27
Description
ELECTRIC GREEN CHRISTMAS WREATH WITH RED LIGHT BULB IN CENTER. PLASTIC EVERGREEN WREATH WITH RED AND WHITE BERRIES. THREE BELLS ATTACHED TO WREATH. A GOLD ALUMINUM REFLECTOR SURROUNDS THE LIGHT BULB.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR TREVOR BENNET AT TIME OF DONATION, THE WREATH WAS ALWAYS HANGING FROM THE CENTRE SECTION OF A GLASS DOOR AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF HIS PARENTS' HOME. IT WAS PROBABLY PURCHASED BETWEEN 1947 AND 1951. THE WREATH WAS BROUGHT OUT EVERY YEAR UNTIL BENNET LEFT HOME IN 1974. HE SAID, "I JUST BARELY REMEMBER IT BEING IN USE AT MY ORIGINAL HOME AT 1818 - 5TH AVE. NORTH IN LETHBRIDGE." FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060032013
Acquisition Date
2006-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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