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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20010038000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS
Date
2001
Materials
CANVAS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
235.0
Width
122.0
Description
BANNER HAS A RED BORDER INSIDE A BLACK BORDER; CENTER OF BANNER IS WHITE. TOP TOP OF BANNER READS "MEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONS" IN BLACK. BELOW THIS IS THE HOCKEY CANADA LOGO: A RED AND BLACK MAPLE LEAF WITH A WHITE HOCKEY PLAYER FIGURE IN THE CENTER, AND A BLACK PUCK BELOW. BELOW THIS IS "CANADA" IN RED, "LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS" IN WHITE ON BLACK, AND "1951" IN WHITE ON RED. TOP OF BANNER IS FOLDED OVER TO FORM A SLEEVE, AND THERE ARE 4 BRASS GROMMETS ON SLEEVE. BACK OF BANNER HAS A TAG THAT READS "ACE ALL CANADIAN EMBLEM CORPORATION MADE IN WINNIPEG, CANADA".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
SPORTS
History
BANNER WAS USED AT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 1951 WORLD CHAMPION, LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS. THE BANNER WAS RAISED AT A CEREMONY AT THE ENMAX CENTRE IN 2001. BANNER WAS LOANED TO MUSEUM FOR USE IN THE 2001 "SPORT LEGACY" EXHIBITION.
Catalogue Number
P20010038000
Acquisition Date
2001-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960017005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Materials
NYLON, COTTON, WOOD
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. BANNER: 236CM (L) X 91.7CM NYLON BANNER. LARGE RECTANGULAR RED BANNER. TOP OF BANNER HAS BEEN SEWN OVER WOOD SHAFT WITH BALL ENDS. BANNER HANGS VERTICALLY AND HAS SEWN BLACK, WHITE & RED LOGO AT TOP WHICH READS "WHL". BENEATH THAT IN WHITE IS "CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS". "CHAMPIONS" IS WRITTEN OUT. BENEATH THAT IS "1979 LETHBRIDGE BRONCOS". BOTH SIDES ARE THE SAME. YELLOW COTTON ROPE WITH FRINGED ENDS ARE TIED AROUND WOOD SHAFT AT TOP CORNERS. AT TOP CORNERS ARE STEEL U-SHAPED BRACKETS. THE WORD "CENTRAL" IS ON A RECTANGUALR PATCH OF NYLON THAT HAS BEEN SEWN TO BANNER. BANNER HAS WATER STAINS ON IT. BALL ENDS ON WOOD SHAFT HAVE WORN REMNANT OF GOLD PAINT ON THEM. 2. BANNER: 237CM (L) X 91.5CM (W) NYLON BANNER. LARGE RED BANNER HAS TOP SEWN OVER WOOD SHAFT WITH BALL ENDS. BALL ENDS HAVE WORN GOLD PAINT FINISH. BANNER HAS BLACK, WHITE AND RED "WHL" LOGO SEWN AT TOP WITH "EASTERN DIVISION PENNANT WINNERS" PAINTED BELOW. BENEATH THAT IS "1982 LETHBRIDGE BRONCOS". AT TOP OF BANNER IS LENGTH OF YELLOW COTTON CORD WITH FRINGED ENDS TIED TO CORNERS AND ACROSS TOP. IDENTICAL ON REVERSE. BANNER HAS WATER STAINS IN BOTTOM CORNER. 3. BANNER: 235CM (L) X 91CM (W) NYLON BANNER. LARGE RED BANNER HAS TOP SEWN OVER WOOD SHAFT WITH BALL ENDS. BALL ENDS HAVE WORN GOLD PAINT FINISH. BANNER HAS BLACK WHITE AND RED "WHL" LOGO SEWN AT TOP WITH "DIVISION CHAMPIONS 1979 LETHBRIDGE BRONCOS" BENEATH. REVERSE IS IDENTICAL. BANNER HAS A NUMBER OF CREASES FROM BEING ROLLED UP. 4. BANNER: 233CM (L) X 92CM (W) NYLON BANNER. LARGE RED BANNER IS RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH TOP FOLDED OVER AND SEWN TO HOLD A WOOD SHAFT. WOOD SHAFT HAS BALL ENDS WITH WORN PAINT FINISH. STAPLED TO WOOD SHAFT IS LENGTH OF YELLOW COTTON CORD WITH FRINGED ENDS. SEWN AT TOP IS BLACK WHITE AND RED SHIELD LOGO OF "WHL". BENEATH LOGO IS "EASTEN DIVISION CHAMPIONS 1983 LETHBRIDGE BRONCOS". REVERSE IS IDENTICAL. BANNER IS WRINKLED AND CREASED FROM BEING ROLLED UP.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
BANNERS WERE HUNG IN THE SPORTSPLEX TO HONOR THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE BRONCO HOCKEY CLUBS.
Catalogue Number
P19960017005
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FLAG
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT
Catalogue Number
P19960016000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLAG
Date
1975
Materials
FELT
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
180
Description
WHITE FELT CIRCLE HAS LAYERS OF FELT FOR DESIGN AND WRITING. HAS YELLOW CIRCLE TRIM. ON TOP IS BLUE SEMI-CIRCLE WITH WHITE "ALBERTA'S SUNNY SOUTH". MIDDLE OF SEMI-CIRCLE HAS YELLOW PIECE OF FELT. ON MIDDLE LEFT IN BLUE IS "1975". ON OPPOSITE SIDE IS LOGO OF RED MAPLE LEAF WITH WHITE SNOWFLAKE IN MIDDLE AND 12 VERTICAL LINES PLACED SIDE-BY-SIDE UNDERNEATH. READS BELOW IN RED "JEUX CANADA GAMES". EDGES OF FELT ARE COMING LOOSE IN PLACES. HAS MINOR SNAGS AND FLAWS IN MATERIAL. HAS STAINS ON BACK.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONATED TO SALVATION ARMY AND RETRIEVED BY MANAGER FOR DONATION TO MUSEUM. HAS BEEN DONATED BY FRANCES COE ON BEHALF OF MANAGER SHERRI NEVILLE.
Catalogue Number
P19960016000
Acquisition Date
1996-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MILITARY RIBBON BAR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19738775000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY RIBBON BAR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
ALUMINUM, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Length
2.6
Width
2.0
Description
"TZ" IN A CIRCLE ON BACK. RED, WHITE, BLACK & BLUE RIBBON ON FRONT. CROSSED SWORDS AT ONE END.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
RIBBONS INDICATE INDIVIDUAL AWARDED WAR MERIT MEDAL, 2ND CLASS, HINDENBURG CROSS, CROSS OF HONOR COMBATANT (1914-1918), & BALTIC CROSS. (L. TO R.) RIBBONS INDICATE INDIVIDUAL WAS VETERAN OF W.W.I. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO UNCOVER ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19738775000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, IRON
Catalogue Number
P20170034001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL, IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
5
Width
4
Description
SILVER HOMEMADE CROSS SOLDERED TOGETHER AT CENTER; CROSS HAS WIDENED, SQUARE NAIL ENDS WITH HEAD AND ARM POINTS ENGRAVED WITH “W” SHAPE. FRONT OF CROSS HAS ADDITIONAL NAIL BENT OUT IN SHAPE OF BODY ON CROSS; SOLDERED UNDER NAIL HEAD AT CROSS CENTER AND AT END OF NAIL AT BASE OF CROSS. BACK OF CROSS HAS LOOP BENT AND SOLDERED AT ENDS TO TOP AND CENTER OF CROSS. CROSS IS RUSTED AND TARNISHED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
PERSONAL CARE
History
ON NOVEMBER 20, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED RITA BERLANDO REGARDING HER DONATION OF A GIFTED RING AND CRUCIFIX. BERLANDO WAS GIFTED THE OBJECTS FROM A PREVIOUS EMPLOYER, GLADSTONE VIRUTE, OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CRUCIFIX WAS HANDMADE, FASHIONED FROM MASS-PRODUCED HORSESHOE NAILS. ON THE CRUCIFIX, BERLANDO RECALLED, “I HAVE NO IDEA…HOW [IT] BECAME IN HIS POSSESSION…WHEN HE GAVE [IT] TO ME, I WAS INTRIGUED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT BUT HE DIDN’T HAVE TOO MUCH HISTORY ON THEM. NOT TO ME, ANYWAY.” ON GLADSTONE VIRTUE’S MILITARY SERVICE, BERLANDO NOTED, ““I DON’T THINK HE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT IT. I THINK HE HAD A PAST THAT HE WOULD RATHER NOT DISCUSS. IT WAS ALWAYS STRICTLY BUSINESS. IT WAS NEVER SITTING THERE AND DISCUSSING WHAT HIS LIFE WAS OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE.” “I DIDN’T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT HIM BUT I KNOW THAT HE WAS A MAN THAT PEOPLE RESPECTED, AND FOR HIM TO RESPECT ME, I THINK THAT WAS AN HONOUR.” “I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW THESE TWO LITTLE ITEMS BECAME IN HIS POSSESSION AND WHERE WAS HE WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN TO HIM AND WAS HE PRESENT AT SOME TIME…I JUST FIND THAT HE MUST HAVE HAD THEM IN HIS POSSESSION FOR SOME TIME.” BERLANDO ELABORATED ON HOW THE CRUCIFIX CAME INTO HER POSSESSION, “[THIS ITEM] MEANS AN AWFUL LOT TO ME BECAUSE IT WAS GIVEN AT THE TIME THAT I WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE LAW FIRM OF VIRTUE AND COMPANY. IT WAS MR. GLADSTONE VIRTUE, SEMI-RETIRED WHEN I WAS EMPLOYED THERE, THAT HAD ASKED THAT I GO INTO HIS ROOM AND TAKE LETTERS [AND] NOTES FOR LETTERS THAT HE WISHED TO HAVE TYPED. I WAS HIRED AS A RECEPTIONIST, NOT FEELING THAT I WOULD HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY AS A SECRETARY, SO I INFORMED HIM THAT I COULD NOT DO THIS DUTY. HE ASKED THAT I GET HIS SECRETARY TO TAKE HIS NOTES. AS THE MONTHS WENT BY, HE BECAME VERY – AND I USE THE WORD ‘ATTACHED’ – BECAUSE HE WOULD ALSO ASK ME TO DO SERVICES FOR HIM, WHICH I WOULD HAVE TO GO TO THE ROYAL BANK TO DO HIS BANKING [AND] HIS INVESTMENTS. WHEN HE WAS NO LONGER TO BE WITH THE FIRM, HE HANDED ME A LITTLE GIFT. THAT GIFT CONSIST[ED] OF A RING AND A CROSS THAT WAS MADE FROM A BELL OF A CHURCH THAT WAS BOMBED IN THE FIRST WAR. THAT MEANT AN AWFUL LOT TO ME SO I HAVE TREASURED IT CONTINUALLY AND [THE GIFTING] HAS TO DATE BACK TO [1965].” “[MR GLADSTONE VIRTURE] MUST HAVE KEPT IT AS A REMEMBRANCE FROM SOMEWHERE IN THE PAST THAT HE HAD THAT HE DID NOT [WANT TO] LEAVE IT TO HIS FAMILY, BUT [WITH] ME. THEREFORE, I DEFINITELY FELT THAT [IT] WAS A GIFT THAT I SHOULD TREASURE AND I HAVE TREASURED, AND I HAVE KEPT IT UNDER LOCK AND KEY. EVEN IN THE TRANSITION OF DOWNSIZING, I LIVED IN FEAR THAT FOR SOME REASON, THERE WERE ITEMS THAT I NO LONGER HAVE. I KEPT THINKING, ‘OH, DEAR LORD, I BETTER MAKE SURE I STILL HAVE THAT GIFT FROM MR. VIRTUE.’ WHEN I FOUND IT, THAT’S WHEN I REALLY SERIOUSLY THOUGHT I HAD TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM.” “AT [THE TIME I WAS HIRED], FINANCES WERE DIFFICULT IN THE FAMILY HOME SO I APPLIED FOR THE POSITION OF RECEPTIONIST. THE POSITION REQUIRED NOT ONLY [WORKING] AS A RECEPTIONIST BUT AS A BOOKKEEPER AND AN OFFICE MANAGER. I HESITATED ONCE I WAS INFORMED OF THIS RESPONSIBILITY, BUT I UNDERTOOK THE POSITION AND DID ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WAS EXPECTED OF ME. THE LAW FIRM AT THAT TIME CONSISTED OF CHARLES VIRTUE, WILLIAM RUSSELL, MR. GORDON AND THEN LATER ON, THERE WAS VAUGHN HEMBROFF THAT BECAME PARTNER AND GLENN MORRISON. IT’S ALWAYS MEANT A LOT OF THE PAST HISTORY OF MY LIFE. THINKING HOW I WAS HONOURED TO BE WITH THAT FIRM, THESE LITTLE ITEMS THAT WERE GIVEN TO ME JUST EVEN MEANT ALL THE MORE.” “BUT I REMEMBER DISTINCTLY THAT THEY SAID I COULDN’T LEAVE [IN 1964] UNTIL I HIRED SOMEONE THAT COULD REPLACE ME. THEY GAVE ME THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FINDING SOMEONE. MY INTENTION AT THAT TIME WAS TO LEAVE AND MOVE TO MONTREAL. I WAS LIMITED IN THE TIME THAT THIS RESPONSIBILITY WAS GIVEN, AND I DID SUGGEST A PARTICULAR PERSON BUT SHE ONLY WORKED THERE FOR A SHORT TIME AND THEY DIDN’T FEEL THAT SHE QUALIFIED AND COULD HANDLE THE WORK THAT I HAD TAKEN ON. THEN I HAD TO CONTINUE TO STAY UNTIL THEY FELT COMFORTABLE THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE THAT COULD REPLACE ME AND IT MUST HAVE BEEN 1965 [THAT I LEFT].” “EACH ONE OF THE LAWYERS HAD THEIR OWN PRIVATE SECRETARIES. ONE WOMAN IN PARTICULAR…MARY, WAS EXCELLENT IN TAKING LETTERS AND WAS AN EXCELLENT LAW SECRETARY, BUT COULD NOT DO THE BOOKKEEPING. I UNDERTOOK TO DO THE BOOKKEEPING FOR THE SECRETARIES AND THEREFORE, THERE HAD TO BE, AT LEAST FOUR EXTRA GIRLS AS SECRETARIES THERE. AS THEY INCREASED WITH STAFF, THEY WOULD ALSO HIRE MORE SECRETARIES.” ON MR. GLADSTONE VIRTUE, BERLANDO STATED, “I ADMIRED HIM BECAUSE HE DEMANDED RESPECT, HE DEMANDED PROFESSIONALISM. HE WAS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT HIS CLIENTS AND THEY HAD TO BE TREATED LIKE IT WAS AN HONOUR TO HAVE HIM AS THEIR LAWYER. HE WAS NOT A TALL MAN IN STATURE BUT HE STOOD OUT AS A SPECIAL PERSON…BUT HIS CLIENTS CAME FIRST. HE WOULD NEVER HESITATE TO MAKE SURE THAT IF HE HAD A CLIENT OR HAD AN APPOINTMENT THAT I HAD TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE TAKEN CARE OF. HE USED TO INVEST THROUGH THE ROYAL BANK AND HE WOULD HAVE ME GO DOWN AND MEET WITH THE MANAGER. [I WOULD] LET THEM KNOW THAT I WAS THERE ON BEHALF OF MR. VIRTUE AND PRESENT THEM WITH WHATEVER INFORMATION HE GAVE ME…THEY WERE TO TAKE CARE OF THAT. SO HE REALLY MADE ME HIS PERSONAL PERSON TO LOOK AFTER ALL OF HIS PRIVATE AFFAIRS, WHICH TO ME WAS AN HONOUR…EVEN THE LAWYERS HAD SO MUCH RESPECT FOR HIM. WHEN HE MADE A STATEMENT OR A COMMAND OR MADE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHANGES, THEY WERE MADE AND THEY HAD TO BE ABIDED.” BERLANDO SPOKE ABOUT HER SENTIMENTS ON DONATING THE CRUCIFIX TO THE MUSEUM, NOTING, “AT THE AGE OF NINETY-ONE, WHICH I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO LIVE THIS LENGTH OF TIME, I HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION MANY ITEMS THAT I FEEL SHOULD BE INHERITED BY MY FAMILY…BUT NOT KNOWING THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS GIFT…[I WISH TO] LEAVE IT TO NO ONE OTHER THAN I FEEL THAT DESERVES TO HAVE IT, [WHICH] WOULD BE THE GALT MUSEUM. I DO WISH TO LEAVE IT TO SOMEONE THAT I THINK MAYBE COULD CARRY ON A LITTLE IMPORTANCE OF THE GIFT THAT WAS HANDED TO ME.” “I THINK THAT IT PUTS SUCH A TRUST IN ME, THAT I FEEL NOW, EVEN IN THE YEARS GONE BY, HOW I’VE ALWAYS WANTED SOMEONE, OR ANYONE THAT HAD ANY CONNECTIONS WITH ME, THAT THEY COULD TRUST ME. THAT I WOULD NEVER WANT TO HURT ANYONE AND I WOULD WANT TO CONTINUE TO HELP PEOPLE. WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE IN DISCUSSION OR IN COMMENTS THAT THEY CAN RECALL THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE FOR THEM THAT I CAN’T REMEMBER…I GUESS IT’S JUST MY NATURE TO BE THAT TYPE OF PERSON. [BUT] IF SOMEONE LIKE MR. VIRTUE COULD TRUST ME, AND THEN CLIENTS CAN TRUST ME, I THINK IT INSTILLED [A] TRUST THAT I’LL CARRY TO MY GRAVE.” ABNER GLADSTONE VIRTUE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA IN 1913 AND BEGAN HIS CAREER IN LAW SHORTLY BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. IN 1915, VIRTUE ENLISTED IN THE LETHBRIDGE MILITIA UNIT, THE 25TH FIELD ARTILLERY. UPON ITS FORMATION, VIRTUE ENLISTED AS A LIEUTENANT WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 61ST BATTERY THAT JOINED FRONT LINES IN FRANCE IN 1917. VIRTUE RESUMED HIS LAW PRACTICE IN LETHBRIDGE FOLLOWING HIS RETUN FROM THE WAR, AND BECAME A SENIOR PARTNER IN THE FIRM OF VIRTUE, RUSSELL, MORGAN AND VIRTUE. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING ARTICLES ON THE BELL AND VIRTUE’S INVOLVEMENT FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170034001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170034001
Acquisition Date
2017-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CANADA WINTER GAMES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19760074000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA WINTER GAMES
Date
1975
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
2
Length
182.9
Width
91.4
Description
.1 WHITE FLAG WITH THE WINTER GAMES SYMBOL IN THE MIDDLE - RED MAPLE LEAF WITH A WHITE SNOWFLAKE. INK MARKING AT TOP OF FLAG ALONG BUNTING SEAM "CAN W GAMES, 3X5". LABEL SEWN ALONG SIDE MARKING "CANADIAN REGD, PORT CREDITUNT, FLAG 100% NYLON, MADE IN CANADA". FLAG HAS COTTON BUNTING ROPE WITH WOODEN PEG ATTACHED AT ONE END. SEMI-WORN EDGES, BUT CLEAN. BOLT IN SEAM. ALSO, A "MADE IN CANADA" LABEL IS SEWN IN LEFT HAND CORNER. .2 91.4CM X 137.2CM. WHITE BODY, WINTER GAMES LOGO IN CENTRE. TEXT IN LOGO IS "ALBERTA'S SUNNY SOUTH" "JEUX CANADA GAMES" "1975". SYMBOLS INCLUDE SUN & SKY, AND SNOWFLAKE WITHIN MAPLE LEAF. LOGO ENCIRCLED WITHIN YELLOW CIRCLE. FLAG HAS COTTON BUNTING ROPE WHICH HAS A WOODEN PEG SECURED AT ONE END. ONE LABEL AT TOP OF FLAG NEAR BUNTING SEAM "CANADIANA REG'D, PORT CREDIT, ONT., FLAG 100% NYLON, MADE IN CANADA". SOME STAINS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
1975 JEUX CANADA WINTER GAMES HELD IN LETHBRIDGE FEBRUARY 11-23.
Catalogue Number
P19760074000
Acquisition Date
1975-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CANADA WINTER GAMES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19760078000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA WINTER GAMES
Date
1975
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.4
Width
14.0
Description
FLAG - WINTER GAMES SYMBOL (RED MAPLE LEAF WITH SNOWFLAKE) ON WHITE NYLON BACKGROUND. 1.0 CM SEAM AROUND EDGES AND 1.3 CM SEAM FOR FLAGPOLE. FLAGPOLE - BLACK PLASTIC 39.0 CM LTH. POINTED TOP, 2.2 CM LTH. NEXT TO KNOB, 0.6 CM LTH.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
1975 JEUX CANADA WINTER GAMES HELD IN LETHBRIDGE FEBRUARY 11-23.
Catalogue Number
P19760078000
Acquisition Date
1975-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
KOENKAI SUPREMACY (JUDO BOOSTER CLUB)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, CORD, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19800010000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KOENKAI SUPREMACY (JUDO BOOSTER CLUB)
Date
1956
Materials
CLOTH, CORD, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Length
99.1
Width
89.0
Description
.1 FLAG. CLOTH, CORD, EMBROIDERY THREAD. BURGUNDY SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, BACK WITH BROWN CREPE. FLAG IS BORDERED ON 3 SIDES BY GOLD FRINGE CORD. TOP & BOTTOM CORNERS ON RIGHT SIDE HAVE GROMMETS THROUGH THE MATERIAL FOR HANGING THE FLAG, VELVET SEWN FOR REINFORCEMENT. SALMON COLOURED CORD WITH RED FRINGE IN THE GROMMETS FOR TYING ON THE POLE. WHITE CLOTH FLOWER, WITH GREEN CENTRE & GOLD PISTILS IN TOP CENTRE OF FLAG, ON EITHER SIDE ARE LARGE, EMBROIDERED JAPANESE CHARACTERS. EMBROIDERED IN GOLD ARE 2 ROWS OF 4 CHARACTERS & 1 ROW OF 5 CHARACTERS, AND ON CENTRE BOTTOM "RAYMOND, ALTA., CANADA". 5 HOLES (BURNS) AND 1 TEAR ON RIGHT UPPER EDGE OF FLAG. SOME STAINS. .2 POLE. 198.1 CM LTH. X 2.5 CM DIA. WOOD, METAL HOOKS, CLOTH TAPE, GOLD PAINT. POLE IS MADE FROM A LIGHT WEIGHT WOOD PAINTED BLACK. ONE END IS ROUNDED, THE OTHER, HOLLOWED 5.1 CM. 2 HOOKS IN THE POLE, 1 AT TOP (REINFORCED WITH WHITE CLOTH TAPE); THE OTHER IS APPROX. HALFWAY DOWN, HAS BEEN SET IN APPROX. 180 DEGREES FROM TOP HOOK. INSCRIBED IN GOLD PAINT ARE 15 JAPANESE CHARACTERS BEGINNING AT MIDDLE OF POLE AND MOVING TO BOTTOM. BROWN PAINT SPLIT OVER 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH FIGURES. PAINT IS CHIPPED & WORN NEAR THE BOTTOM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
JAPANESE-CANADIAN. THE FLAG WAS USED FROM 1943-59, 61 AS A TROPHY FOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS AT RAYMOND. AS TROPHIES WERE TOO EXPENSIVE, THE WOMEN HAND MADE THE FLAG. REFER TO FILE ARE RELATED CLIPPING "LETHBRIDGE HERALD" JUNE 3, 1977.
Catalogue Number
P19800010000
Acquisition Date
1979-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
REMEMBRANCE DAY FLAG
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980048056
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REMEMBRANCE DAY FLAG
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
28.8
Length
6.1
Width
18.2
Description
THE FLAG IS ATTACHED TO A BLACK PLASTIC MAST, AND STAND. THE FLAG ITSELF IS PREDOMINANTLY WHITE, WITH TWO RED POPPIES WITH A GOLD MAPLE LEAF IN THE BACKGROUND. THE WORDS WRITTEN ON THE FLAG ARE, "CANADA REMEMBERS LE CANADA SE SOUVIENT 1939 - 1945". THE TOP OF THE FLAG HAS A GOLD SPEAR HEAD.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FROM REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES.
Catalogue Number
P19980048056
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NAZI SWASTIKA, BATTLE FLAG
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, ROPE
Catalogue Number
P19910064006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAZI SWASTIKA, BATTLE FLAG
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, ROPE
No. Pieces
1
Length
251.5
Width
141.0
Description
HEAVY COTTON FLAG. RED FLAG HAS WHITE DISC IN CENTRE OUTLINED IN WHITE AND BLACK. CANTED SWASTIKA OUTLINED IN WHITE AND BLACK ON DISC. UPPER CORNER OF FLAG HAS BLACK IRON CROSS; ARMS OF A BLACK CROSS EXTEND TO EACH SIDE OF FLAG. RED COTTON PATCHES ON BODY NEAR CORNERS OF BUNTING. SINGLE SIDED, CLEAN. CLEAN BUNTING WITH ROPE LOOPED AT TOP END; ROPE EXTENDS FROM FLAG AT OTHER. 6 ROWS OF STITCHING, OPPOSITE END RUNNING ACROSS WIDTH AND PARALLEL TO END SEAM. SOME SOILING, STAINS, AND SMALL HOLES. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FLAG WAS OFFICIAL NATIONAL FLAG DURING THE NAZI ERA OF GERMAN HISTORY FROM 1933 TO 1945. THIS FLAG WAS ACQUIRED AS A WAR SOUVENIR BY COLIN CAMPBELL & PASSED ON TO DONOR AFTER CAMPBELL'S DEATH. CAMPBELL WAS A MILITARY COLLECTOR. THIS SINGLE PIECE FLAG IS THE NATIONAL WAR FLAG OR "REICHSKREIGSFLAGGE". THE SWASTIKA SYMBOL IS VERY ANCIENT & WAS HISTORICALLY REPRESENTED OPPOSITE, OR FLIPPED OVER FROM THE NOW RECOGNIZED NAZI SWASTIKA. THE SWASTIKA HAS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS REPRESENTED GOOD LUCK, THE TERM SWASTIKA IS DERIVED FROM SANDSCRIT & MEANS "WELL BEING" OR "GOOD BEING". APPRAISAL IS BASED ON A SIMILAR BUT SMALLER FLAG WHICH SOLD IN BIRMININGHAM ALABAMA, IN 1992 FOR $180 IN U.S. FUNDS. CANADIAN APPRAISAL TAKES INTO ACCOUNT SIZE, CONDITION & CURRENCY DIFFERENCES. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY LOCAL COLLECTOR 5/5/93. WILLIAM HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON 6 APRIL 1920. HIS PARENTS WERE MARION SCORESBY SKELTON AND HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON. EDUCATED LOCALLY, MR. SKELTON WORKED AT THE DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM (NOW THE LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH CENTRE) FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A REPORTER WITH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1943. AFTER FIVE YEARS AT THE NEWSPAPER, HE BECAME NEWS DIRECTOR AT RADIO STATION CJOC ON 15 FEBRUARY 1948. DURING HIS FIRST TWO YEARS AT THE RADIO STATION, MR. SKELTON WAS THE ONLY EMPLOYEE IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. MR. SKELTON ORGANIZED THE FIRST FULL-TIME NEWS DEPARTMENT AT THE RADIO STATION AND WAS NEWS DIRECTOR FOR THE JOINT RADIO – TELEVISION OPERATIONS OF SELKIRK COMMUNICATIONS IN LETHBRIDGE AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA. BY THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT IN APRIL 1978, CJOC HAD EIGHT EMPLOYEES IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. WILLIAM SKELTON MARRIED MARY THERESA FRANCIS IN SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, LETHBRIDGE ON 3 AUGUST 1957. THE COUPLE DID NOT HAVE CHILDREN. DURING HIS LIFE MR. SKELTON WAS VERY ACTIVE AS A VOLUNTEER WITH MANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA BOY SCOUT COUNCIL, WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION, LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, YWCA BUILDING FUND DRIVE, 1975 CANADA WINTER GAMES PROTOCOL COMMITTEE, LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 1981 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES, PUBLIC RELATIONS ADVISOR FOR THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM, A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES, SOUTHERN ALBERTA COUNCIL ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND THE LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT UNITED WAY, AMONG OTHERS. HE ALSO VOLUNTEERED HIS SERVICES WITH LETHBRIDGE OVERTURE CONCERTS, THE ALBERTA MOTOR ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY AND THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE COMMITTEE FOR AN INDEPENDENT CANADA. WILLIAM SKELTON DIED ON 13 JULY 1998, AGE 78, AND IS BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. MARY THERESA SKELTON (NEE FRANCIS) WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DR. AND MRS. JAMES R. FRANCIS AND THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF REVEREND JAMES ROBERTSON D.D., A FORMER MODERATOR OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA. A TEACHER AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1945 UNTIL HER RETIREMENT, MARY SKELTON WAS ALSO ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. MRS. SKELTON WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN; THE SENIOR HIGH NOVELS, NON-FICTION AND DRAMA AD HOC CURRICULUM COMMITTEE OF ALBERTA EDUCATION; THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION; AND A DRIVER FOR LETHBRIDGE MEALS ON WHEELS. MRS. SKELTON WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM DURING THE TIME OF THE MUSEUM’S FIRST RENOVATION AND EXPANSION IN 1983-1985. MARY SKELTON DIED ON 23 AUGUST 2000, AGE 80, AND IS BURIED BESIDE HER HUSBAND IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. [SOURCES: THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, VARIOUS ISSUES; WHO’S WHO IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA 1988-1989 (HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTRE, 1989) PAGES 739-740] *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THIS ARTIFACT'S ORIGINAL COLLECTOR, COLIN CAMPBELL, FROM INFORMATION IN THE GALT ARCHIVES AND HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. COLIN CAMPBELL WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 20, 1903 IN SCOTLAND, AND CAME TO CANADA IN 1911, SETLLING IN EDMONTON. HE WAS COMMISSIONED A 2ND LIEUTENANT IN THE EDMONTON FUSILIERS IN 1936, AND SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WORLD WAR II WITH THE SASKATOON LIGHT INFANTRY. IN THE EARLY 1950S CAMPBELL MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WORKED AS AN ACCOUNTANT FOR STERN'S FURNITURE. CAMPBELL WAS A MEMBER OF THE ELKS AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION NO. 4, WHICH HE MANAGED. HE WAS THE NEIGHBOUR OF THE DONORS, BILL AND MARY SKELTON. COLIN CAMPBELL DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 2, 1979. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19910064001 FOR HARDCOPY OF CAMPBELL'S OBITUARY.
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P19910064006
Acquisition Date
1991-09
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