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Other Name
ARMY BOOTS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960029014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARMY BOOTS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
19
Length
29.8
Width
10.7
Description
PAIR BLACK LEATHER ARMY BOOTS. BOOTS HAVE ROUND TOE VAMP IN ONE PIECE. EYELET TAB IS SEWN TO VAMP AND EXTENDS BACK TO WAIST OF SHOE AND EXTENDS UP INTO HIGH ANKLE CUFF. TABS HAVE 7 STEEL EYELETS PAINTED BLACK. PAINT IS MOSTLY WORN OFF. OUTSIDE COUNTER AT HEEL OF BOOT NARROWS INTO SUPPORT STRIP AT BACK OF HEEL CUFF. EACH BOOT HAS BLACK COTTON LACES WITH STEEL TAGS PAINTED BLACK THAT IS WORN. EACH BOOT HAS LEATHER INSOLE THAT HAS "8 1/2 E (M)" STAMPED INTO IT. EACH BOOT HAS THREE LAYERED MACHINE STITCHED SOLE. SOLES HAVE STEEL NAILS AROUND EDGES AND NUMEROUS HOLES WHERE NAILS HAVE FALLEN OUT. BOOTS HAVE 2.5CM HEELS WITH PONY SIZED STEEL HORSE-SHOES NAILED TO HEEL. BOTTOM LAYER OF LEATHER ON HEEL HAS BEEN CUT TO FIT INSIDE OF HORSESHOE. THAT PIECE ON BOTH SHOES IS ROTTED AND WORN. HORSESHOES AND NAILS ON HEEL ARE CORRODED. RIGHT BOOT HAS "8" STAMPED INTO BOTTOM OF SOUL AT WAIST OF SHOE. EDGES OF HORSESHOE AT BACK OF HEELS ARE WORN DOWN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20030048000 AND ITS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE. DONOR'S HUSBAND, JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT, ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY IN JUNE OF 1943 AND SERVED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE. HE WAS DISCHARGED APRIL 5, 1946 WITH POST-WAR DEMOBILIZATION. THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO HIM. MR. HUNT WAS FROM EASTEND, SASKATCHEWAN. TO VIEW COPIES OF DISCHARGE PAPERS SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF SUSPENDERS DONATED BY AGNES HUNT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE FINDAGRAVE.COM JOSEPH WRIGHT HUNT WAS BORN IN BEETON, ON ON DECEMBER 26, 1908, TO HARRY AND HARRIET (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) HUNT. HE WAS RAISED IN FOREMOST, AB. ON JULY 3, 1941, HE MARRIED AGNES ACKERMAN. HE ENLISTED IN WWII IN 1943 AND WAS DISCHARGED IN 1946. JOSEPH PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 87. AGNES HUNT (NEE ACKERMAN) WAS BORN IN 1919 AND PASSED AWAY IN 2004. JOSEPH AND AGNES ARE BOTH BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960029014
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
R.C.M.P. ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20020021003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
R.C.M.P. ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.5
Length
30.3
Width
10.8
Description
PAIR OF BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS. BLACK SHOELACES. AT TOP OF EACH BOOT ON INSIDE OF ANKLE THE LETTERS "MP" ARE PERFORATED INTO LEATHER. STAMPED INSIDE EACH BOOT IS "E 80 1450 A I". BOOTS HAVE BROWN LEATHER SOLES. EMBOSSED ON HEEL OF BOOTS IS "WINGFOOT GOOD YEAR".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 UNTIL 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT, EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE RCMP VETERAN'S ASSOCATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN. *UPDATE* AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT’S COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE DONOR JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN REGARDS TO A NEW ARTIFACT OFFER SHE WAS MAKING TO THE MUSEUM. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20180014001 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAREER OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD ETTERSHANK “BUCK” BUCHANAN, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND THE OBITUARY COPY.
Catalogue Number
P20020021003
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LADIES
Date Range From
1973
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030049037
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES
Date Range From
1973
Date Range To
1990
Materials
LEATHER, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
4
Description
WOMEN'S BLK LEATHER BOOT IN BOOTLEGGER BOX. BOX IS WHT AND BROWN TOP READS "BOOTLEGGER". 30 (H) X 80 (L) X 10 (W). BOTTOM OF BOX MARKED IN BLK CRAYON "8233", "BLK", "7 1/2". PAIR OF WOMEN'S BLK LEATHER BOOTS ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE BOX. BOOTS WRAPPED IN TISSUE. TOP OF BOOT IS FOLDED OVER. BOOT EXTENDS TO MID CALF HEEL IS 6.5CM HIGH. BOOT IS STUFFED A PIECE OF CARD BOARD AND NEWSPRINT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR RECALLED HER AUNT NEVER THROWING ANYTHING AWAY INCLUDING HER CLOTHING. DONOR STATED THAT HER AUNT WAS AROUND 120LBS HAVING A NICE FIGURE UNTIL HER LATER YEARS WHEN SHE BECAME VERY SICK. ONCE HER AUNT WAS VERY ILL WITH HER LUNG CONDITION SHE WAS UNABLE TO EAT A LOT AND DROPPED TO ABOUT 85 LBS. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049037
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
RUBBERIZED “NBC” OVERBOOTS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20150012008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RUBBERIZED “NBC” OVERBOOTS
Date
1942
Materials
RUBBER, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
56
Length
39.5
Width
15.2
Description
PAIR OF GREEN RUBBERIZED, KNEE-HIGH OVERBOOTS, WITH BLACK RUBBER SOLES, GREEN CANVAS UPPERS, AND WHITE COTTON CORD DRAWSTRINGS AT KNEES. GREEN COTTON STRAPS AT HEELS AND ON EITHER SIDE OF UPPERS. STAMPS INSIDE TOP SEAM READ “KAUFMAN RUBBER CO. LTD. – 1942”. RUBBER IS HARDENED AND IS DISCOLOURED WITH A GREY FILM OVERALL. CANVAS UPPERS ARE STAINED. GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
MILITARY
History
THESE “NBC” (NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL) OVERBOOTS WERE RECOVERED IN SPRING 2015 FROM A STORAGE AREA IN THE BASEMENT OF THE ENMAX CENTRE SPORTS ARENA, WHERE SUPPLIES RELATING TO LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE AND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS/RISK MANAGEMENT HAD BEEN STORED FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS PRIOR. DURING MARCH AND APRIL 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CURRENT AND RETIRED CITY STAFF THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLIES AND DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES, INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT JESSE KURTZ, RETIRED DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF MIKE ROSS, FORMER CITY DIRECTOR OF DISASTER SERVICES JOE KARL, FORMER CITY EMERGENCY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR DENNIS JOBE, AND FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER/RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE OFFICER LEO VANDENHEUVAL. “NBC” SUITS ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT AGAINST DIRECT CONTACT WITH AND CONTAMINATION BY RADIOACTIVE, BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES. PREVIOUS RESEARCH INTO THE LETHBRIDGE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE WAS CONDUCTED IN 2009, WHEN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ROBERT GARDNER, A FORMER C.D. POLICE MEMBER (SEE RECORD P19870044001 FOR MORE INFORMATION). THE AUXILIARY CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE WAS ORGANIZED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AFTER THE PROVINCE APPEALED TO ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES TO PREPARE DEFENCES IN CASE OF AN ENEMY ATTACK, INCLUDING A NUCLEAR STRIKE. THE C.D. POLICE WERE NOT OFFICIALLY PART OF THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. THE AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS DID, HOWEVER, RECEIVE TRAINING FROM THE CITY POLICE AND WHEN CALLED OUT BY THE C.D. DIRECTOR, CAME UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHIEF CONSTABLE JAMES H. CARPENTER.THE C.D. POLICE DISBANDED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS IN 1963. GARDNER WAS 33 WHEN HE JOINED THE C.D. POLICE IN 1960, AND EXPLAINS HIS MOTIVATION TO VOLUNTEER WAS BASED ON HIS PERCEPTION THAT A FUTURE WAR WAS LIKELY TO OCCUR – ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PERIOD’S EVENTS, WHICH INCLUDED THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. GARDNER REMEMBERED TRAINING UNDER THE POLICE CHIEF AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE, BUT MAINTAINED THAT OUTSIDE OF INITIAL TRAINING, C.D. POLICE OPERATIONS WERE NOT DIRECTED BY THE CITY POLICE. GARDNER SAID THAT MOST C.D. POLICE VOLUNTEERS WERE “MIDDLE AGED AND STAYED ON DUE TO THE THREAT OF WAR”. JOE KARL SAID: “[IN] LATE 1972 THE CITY MANAGER… [ASSIGNED ME TO] LOOK AFTER DISASTER SERVICES/CIVIL DEFENCE… IT’S HAD DIFFERENT NAMES AS TIME WENT ON… THIS EQUIPMENT… IS A CASUALTY COLLECTING UNIT, WITH WATER BOTTLES, BOOTS, RAIN GEAR, COVERALLS. THERE WERE STRETCHERS [AND] BLANKETS. THESE WERE ALL STORED AT THE OLD MUSEUM [ORIGINAL GALT MUSEUM BUILDING, BEFORE THE 1985 EXPANSION] NEAR THE BOILER ROOM… THAT’S WHERE I FIRST INHERITED THE STUFF. THERE WAS REALLY NO RECORD KEPT OF ANYTHING… [WHEN] WE FOUND OUT WE COULDN’T PUT [THE SUPPLIES] BACK INTO STORAGE [AT THE MUSEUM], BEING SAFETY OFFICER I KNEW AND SCOUTED ALL THE OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. THE SPORTSPLEX, DOWN IN THE DEEP BASEMENT, HAD A ROOM THAT WAS DRY AND UNOCCUPIED… SO I PUT THE STUFF DOWN THERE AND THAT’S BASICALLY WHERE IT WOUND UP… AT THAT TIME EACH MUNICIPALITY RECEIVED A MERE PITTANCE OF DOLLARS TOWARDS DISASTER SERVICES… 12-1500 EMPLOYEES AND THE ONLY SAFETY PERSON WAS ME… THEN AS THE MUNICIPAL ACT CHANGED, THE EMPHASIS WAS PUT ON POLITICALLY BY THE PROVINCE TO ESTABLISH A PEACETIME SCENARIO … IN THE BASEMENT OF THE OLD COURTHOUSE, THERE [WAS] A ROOM WHERE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE WITH ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS HAD BEEN SET UP… FOR GAS, WATER, SEWER, MAYOR, DEPARTMENT HEADS… [THE STRETCHERS AND BLANKETS] WERE USED IN HOSPITAL EXERCISES… TO SEE HOW PREPARED [STAFF WERE], HOW THEY COULD HANDLE MASS CASUALTIES… WE WOULD DO UP 30/40 KIDS IN BROKEN ARMS, AMNESIA, BURNS, FRACTURES, LOSS OF LIMB… THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS VERY GOOD, [DOING] TRAINING AND MOCK SCENARIOS.” ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RANGING FROM 1957 TO 2006 DESCRIBE MOCK DISASTER EXERCISES TAKING PLACE ON A SEMI-REGULAR BASIS, TO TEST THE PREPAREDNESS OF FIRE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL, AND CITY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. DENNIS JOBE SAID: “SHORTLY AFTER THE EDMONTON TORNADO [IN 1987] THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT DECREED THAT EVERYONE, COUNTIES, CITIES, SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN… SO THE CITY WAS INSTRUCTED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT ONE TOGETHER… I WORKED FOR THE CITY MANAGER… WE WERE AWARE… THAT WE HAD TO HAVE SOME KIND OF PREPARATION… SO WE KNEW WHERE [THE SUPPLIES] WERE [AND] COUNTED THINGS… AND WE DID USE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES [WHEN] WE HAD AN EXERCISE.” LEO VANDENHEUVAL SAID: “WE USED TO HAVE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURT HOUSE… THE REASON IT WAS THERE IS THAT THEY HAD ROOM [AND] IT WAS QUITE A STRONG, FULL CONCRETE FACILITY THAT COULD PERHAPS WITHSTAND A LOT OF DAMAGE… I WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BACK IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT AND BECAUSE I WAS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY WHENEVER THINGS WENT SIDEWAYS. THE CITY MANAGER WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TEAM [AS WELL AS] THE FIRE CHIEF, POLICE CHIEF, ALL THE DIRECTORS… COMMUNITY SERVICES… ENGINEERING… THE MAYOR… THAT WHOLE TEAM WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER IN A DISASTER SITUATION… NOTHING OF [HIGHLY EMERGENT] SIGNIFICANCE HAS EVER HAPPENED IN LETHBRIDGE. WE’VE NEVER HAD TO OPEN UP HOUSING CENTRES LIKE THE CIVIC CENTRE OR THE AREAS TO ACCOMMODATE THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER HAD A DISASTER THAT BIG… THE BIGGEST ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS THE 1995 FLOOD… AT THAT TIME THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT WE WOULD GET THE MILITARY INVOLVED… BUT BACK THEN IT REQUIRED APPROVAL FROM OTTAWA, SO IT WAS AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO BRING THE MILITARY IN… TO SOME EXTENT WE KNEW THAT [THE CIVIL DEFENSE] EQUIPMENT EXISTED… [SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT] MIGHT HAVE COME INTO THE SYSTEM IN THE LATE ‘80S WHEN DENNIS JOBE WAS AROUND… BECAUSE HE HAD CERTAIN CONTACTS WITH THE MILITARY, BECAUSE HE WAS A RETIRED ARMY OFFICER… [IT IS IMPORTANT THAT] SOMEBODY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION [IS] AWARE [AND] THAT IT’S INVENTORIED AND KEPT UP TO DATE.” MIKE ROSS SAID: “WHEN I BECAME DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IN 1998 [THAT POSITION] WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS… WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE BUDGET AND [ASKED] ‘WHAT’S THIS $1000 WE PAID TO THE ENMAX CENTRE?’ BECAUSE THERE WAS A RENTAL [FEE] THAT NO ONE SEEMED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT… WE DID SOME INVESTIGATION AND THEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS ALL THIS MATERIAL THAT WAS STORED IN THE DEEP BASEMENT… WE STARTED TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS PART OF A MOBILE HOSPITAL UNIT DATING BACK TO THE COLD WAR… IT [HAD BEEN] BASICALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT… [IN 2006/2007, HEALTH CANADA] CONTACTED THE CITY AND SAID ‘ON OUR BOOKS THERE IS A [MOBILE] HOSPITAL IN LETHBRIDGE. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE IT IS?’ AND THIS MESSAGE CAME TO ME AS THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CO-ORDINATOR … SUGGESTED THAT [THE SUPPLIES] HAD COME TO THE CITY IN THE ‘50S OR EARLY ‘60S… THE MATERIAL THAT’S THERE NOW IS PROBABLY A THIRD OF WHAT WAS THERE WHEN WE DID THE AUDIT… WE FOUND THINGS LIKE RADIATION BURN DRESSING THAT HAD A ‘BEST BY’ DATE… IV BOTTLES AND IV SOLUTION [THAT] INSTEAD OF BEING CLEAR, WAS CLOUDY… WE KEPT THE STRETCHERS [AND] A BUNCH OF BLANKETS BECAUSE WE FELT THAT… THEY WERE STILL GOOD AND WE COULD USE THEM IN A CURRENT DAY EMERGENCY… SO I REMOVED SOME OF THAT STUFF AND PUT IT OVER [IN] THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE [AT] THE OLD COURTHOUSE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, COPIES OF ORIGINAL EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPLY INVENTORIES, AND RESEARCH MATERIAL ON LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. FOR OTHER ARTIFACTS RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE IN LETHBRIDGE, SEE RECORDS P19870044001, P19870044002, P19960112110, P19960112111, P19970094001, AND P20090038000.
Catalogue Number
P20150012008
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19672431000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.5
Length
24.0
Width
9.0
Description
HANDMADE BLACK LEATHER LACE BOOTS. RUBBER HEEL. BOTH BOOTS ARE SAME CONDITION. 12 HOLE BOOTS, WITH FLAT HEEL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED THE BOOTS DONATED BY JOHN DARE IN 1967. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS LARGELY UNSUCCESSFUL. ONE SOURCE WAS FOUND THROUGH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD DIGITAL ARCHIVES WHICH PICTURES A JOHN DARE AT A MEETING OF THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE AMALGAMATED CIVIL SERVANTS ASSOCIATIONS. THE CAPTION READS THAT HE WAS AMONG THOSE PRESENTED WITH A PAST PRESIDENTS' PIN AT THE MEETING (LETHBRIDGE HERALD, 18 JANUARY 1956).
Catalogue Number
P19672431000
Acquisition Date
1967-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BUTTON BOOT (CHILDS)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19672921000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUTTON BOOT (CHILDS)
Date
1926
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
6.3
Length
13.75
Width
5.5
Description
.1 PAINTED WOOD BUTTON, COTTON LINING. SIZE: 3 RIGHT BOOT. BLACK PATENT LEATHER WITH WHITE LAMBSKIN TOPS. LINED WITH WHITE COTTON. 3 BLACK BUTTONS. .2 IDENTICAL TO .1. LEFT BOOT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: SIMPSON'S CATALOGUE 1926. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED ARTIFACTS AMONG THE ESTHER DOROTHY GROSE DONATION. [NOTE: INITIAL DOCUMENTATION LISTS THE DONOR AS MRS. H. GROSE. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FOUND THE DONOR’S NAME TO BE ESTHER DOROTHY GROSE, WIFE OF HARRY JAMES GROSE. THE RECORD HAS BEEN AMENDED TO REFLECT THE DONOR’S FULL NAME.] PUNDYK SPOKE WITH THE DONOR’S SON, LEONARD GROSE, ABOUT THE DONATION OVER THE PHONE ON DECEMBER 10, 2018. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THAT CONVERSATION. GROSE DID NOT HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION TO ADD ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT. HIS MOTHER WAS BORN ESTHER DOROTHY SPONHOLZ IN MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA. THE FAMILY WOULD LATER SETTLE ON A FARM THREE MILES NORTH OF ELKWATER LAKE, ALBERTA, ACCORDING TO LEONARD GROSE. SHE MET HER HUSBAND, HARRY JAMES GROSE IN CALGARY, WHERE THEY WERE BOTH ATTENDING THE CALGARY PROPHETIC BIBLE INSTITUTE. GROSE ADDED THAT HIS FATHER WAS BORN IN NORTH DAKOTA. THE COUPLE WAS MARRIED IN 1937 AND MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1938. THE FAMILY STAYED THERE UNTIL 1952. HARRY GROSE WAS IN THE FARM IMPLEMENT BUSINESS, WHICH THEN BROUGHT THE FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE LEONARD WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL. THE HENDERSON’S DIRECTORY FOR LETHBRIDGE IN 1953 LISTS HARRY GROSE AS THE PARTS MANAGER FOR NORRIE & FAWETT LTD. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY PUBLISHED FOR ESTHER GROSE ON JANUARY 13, 1996 STATES THAT THE FAMILY RELOCATED TO THE CITY IN 1949. HARRY AND ESTHER STAYED IN THE CITY UNTIL HARRY’S PASSING ON MAY 12, 1990 AT THE AGE OF 78 YEARS. ESTHER THEN RELOCATED TO CALGARY, WHERE SHE PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 10, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 78 YEARS. REGARDING THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION OF MANY OF THE ARTIFACTS BEING FOUND FROM THE C.P.R. TRESTLE SITE IN LETHBRIDGE, GROSE EXPLAINED HIS PARENTS ENJOYED TO EXPLORE TOGETHER. HE STATED THEIR WALKS IN THE AREA WOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE AFTER HE LEFT HOME, BUT HE WAS AWARE THAT HIS FATHER ESPECIALLY LIKED TO GO OUT AND LOOK AT CROPS. HIS MOTHER EXPLORED BECAUSE OF HER INTEREST IN LETHBRIDGE HISTORY. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672916000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE ARCHIVAL REFERENCES USED FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND HENDERSON DIRECTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672921000
Acquisition Date
1967-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD PILE, SUEDINE, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19683460000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date
1899
Materials
WOOD PILE, SUEDINE, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
35.5
Length
26.0
Width
7.75
Description
.1 PATENT DATE: JULY 4, 1899. LEFT BOOT. BLACK SUEDINE HIGH BUTTON BOOT WITH WHITE WOOL. PILE LINING. O'SULLIVAN'S SAFETY SOLE AND CUSHION HEEL. PATENT JAN. 24, 1801. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF SOLE. BLACK LEATHER STRAP UP BACK. GEO. G. GALES AND CO. SHOES, MONTREAL & OTTAWA" STAMPED ON INSIDE "235 250839 485" EMBOSSED ON INSIDE. ONE BUTTON MISSING (THIRD FROM TOE). .2 RIGHT BOOT. IDENTICAL TO .1
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19683460000
Acquisition Date
1968-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738241000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
36.9
Description
.1 RED LEATHER. SIZE: 5. LEFT BOOT. .2 IDENTICAL TO .1 RIGHT BOOT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN CULTURAL ITEM. DONATED TO THE UKRAINIAN ROOM IN THE LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM BY IVAN FRANKS MUSEUM IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738241000
Acquisition Date
1966-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S HIGH BOOTS (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738255000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S HIGH BOOTS (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
35.5
Description
PAIR OF LEATHER (OX-BLOOD COLOR) BOOTS. SIZE 10 1/2
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF TO P19738196000-GA *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738255000
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WOMAN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, LEATHER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738350000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CLOTH, LEATHER, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
24.0
Description
(PR) .1 "PLAYGOERS" PRINTED IN PEN ON TOP INSIDE. SOFT WHITE LEATHER INSIDE ON TOP "777 7647" ON INSIDE OF BOOT. PAINTED WOODEN HEEL, LEATHER SOLE, CLOTH UPPERS. LEFT BOOT. POINTED TOES. .2 LEFT BOOT. IDENTICAL TO .1. SIZE 7 (NARROW).
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19738350000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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