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Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19641150000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.9
Width
35.6
Description
PAINTED GEOMETRIC DESIGNS - RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLACK. TORN ON BOTTOM & 3 TEARS ON FLAP. BRITTLE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CONTAINER
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ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS ATTRIBUTED TO BLACKFOOT. PARFLECHES ARE MADE FROM RAWHIDE, WHICH IS SOAKED IN WATER TO REMOVE HAIR. USED FOR STORAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641150000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SHOPPING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19672961000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
43.2
Width
4.4
Description
HAND-WOVEN WOOL, WOVEN COTTON STRAP. COLORS ARE RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, BLACK, WHITE PURPOSE. STRAP IS YELLOW, RED AND BLACK.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
CANADA - UKRAINIAN HERITAGE SEE FILE P19738196000GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DONORS. THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT THE DONORS, NICK AND ANN BORDENIUK, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THEIR 1977 DONATION WERE FOUND IN A HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM THE DONORS IN THE PERMANENT FILE. NICK BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN CZERNIWICI, UKRAINE ON MAY 20, 1895. HE FIRST CAME TO QUEBEC IN 1913, WORKING AS A MINER AND ON VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SITES INCLUDING THAT OF THE ST. LAWRENCE BRIDGE IN 1916. IN 1922 HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED AT THE NO. 6 MINE. IN 1940 HE MOVED TO FERNIE, B.C. AND WORKED IN COAL CREEK UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1958. ANN BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN LWOW, UKRAINE AND MOVED TO HILLCREST, ALBERTA IN 1936. SHE ALSO MOVED TO FERNIE AND MARRIED NICK THEIR IN 1955. IN 1976 THE BORDENIUKS MOVED FROM THEIR HOME INTO TOM UPHILL MANOR IN FERNIE, AND DONATED THEIR COLLECTION OF UKRAINIAN OBJECTS TO THE GALT MUSEUM. ALL OF THE OBJECTS WERE HANDMADE IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF KARPYTIAN IN WESTERN UKRAINE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HANDWRITTEN NOTE ON THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE DONORS.
Catalogue Number
P19672961000
Acquisition Date
1967-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MINIATURE SUGAR BAGS (5)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19990041007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE SUGAR BAGS (5)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
5
Height
0.3
Length
7.6
Width
4.9
Description
FIVE WHITE SATIN BAGS. ON THE FRONT OF EACH IS A BLUE LINE THAT GOES AROUND THE EDGE. THIS LINE IS DOUBLE ON TWO EDGES, WITHIN THE DOUBLE LINE IS "GRANULATED" IN RED. IN THE CENTER, OF THE FRONT, IS A BLUE MAPLE LEAF WITH A RED CIRCLE IN ITS CENTER. WITHIN THE CIRCLE READS "CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES". ABOVE THE MAPLE LEAF IS "FINE GRANULATED SUGAR" IN RED, AND BELOW THE MAPLE LEAF IS "CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES LTD RAYMOND, ALTA." IN BLUE. ALL OF THE BAGS ARE FRAYING ALONG THE TOP. ALL OF THE SEAMS ON ONE OF THE BAGS HAVE COME UNDONE. ANOTHER BAG HAS LOST ITS BOTTOM SEAM.
Subjects
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DOMESTIC
History
MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989.
Catalogue Number
P19990041007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PLASTIC BAG
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990041010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLASTIC BAG
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
54.2
Diameter
43.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, CLEAR, PLASTIC BAG. BOTTOM IS FOLDED INWARD, SO BAG EXPANDS WHEN FILLED. TOP OF BAG IS TORN, ON BOTH SIDES. BAG HAS A FEW SMALL TEARS IN IT.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
CAME WITH TYPEWRITER P19990041009-GA. MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989.
Catalogue Number
P19990041010
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041589
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.5
Length
50
Width
34
Description
DARK GREEN FLORAL PATTERN NYLON BAG WITH TWO STRAP HANDLES OF SAME MATERIALS. BELT OF SAME MATERIAL IS THROUGH LOOPS AROUND MIDDLE. BOTTOM OF BAG IS SOLID DARK GREEN.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BAG WAS USED AS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM IN DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041589
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
14
Height
0.1
Length
21.7
Width
15.1
Description
14, IDENTICAL PLASTIC BAGS. WHITE. ON BOTH SIDES OF BAG ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY FROM TOP, THERE IS A RED STRIPE ABOVE A BLACK STRIPE; BELOW THIS ARE TWO NARROW RED STRIPES, AND BELOW THIS IS A WIDER BLACK STRIPE. ABOVE THE STRIPE IN BLACK IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, IN BLACK PRINT, IS "T 6 X 8 1/2". THERE ARE TWO SMALL HOLES IN TOP OF EACH BAG.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061012
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.0
Length
56.5
Width
48.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. ON FRONT AND BACK OF EACH BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A YELLOW CIRCLE (SUN). OVERLAYING THIS ARE TWO WHITE CLOUDS WITH BLUE LININGS, AND A BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED RECTANGULAR SHAPE, WITH ONE SCALLOPED EDGE. UNDERNEATH THIS, IN BLUE, IS "EATON". BAG HAS TWO STRAPS FOR HANDLES. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH A BAR CODE ON IT; THE OTHER SIDE READS "MERIDIAN PROMO. PROD. INC. VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA TEL:(604) 732-9021 100% COTTON/COTON", FOLLOWED BY CARE INSTRUCTIONS, IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061013
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
50.8
Width
27.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, WHITE COTTON. HAS TWO GREEN STRAPS FOR HANDLES. ON FRONT OF BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A DESIGN. IT CONSISTS OF AN ORANGE AND PINK SUN, A PURPLE AND PINK BEACH BALL, TWO GREEN TREES, AN ORANGE WOMAN, A BODY OF PURPLE WATER, A PINK FISH, A TURQUOISE STAR, AND TWO PURPLE SWIRL DESIGNS. BELOW THIS IN PURPLE IS "EATON". ON BACK OF BAG, ACROSS THE BOTTOM, IS A LINE OF SHAPES OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG THAT READS "MERIDIAN VANCOUVER, BC CANADA TEL:604/732-9021 FAX:604/736-4910 MADE IN CHINA". BAG APPEARS UNUSED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061014
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
53.8
Width
48.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. FRONT AND BACK HAVE SAME DESIGN. A BURGUNDY STRIPE, ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE, ABOVE TWO NARROW BURGUNDY STRIPES, AND ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE. ABOVE ALL OF THIS IN NAVY BLUE IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON TOP LEFT CORNER IS A NAVY BLUE RECTANGLE WITH WHITE PRINT. IT HAS WITHIN IT, THREE DOVES WHOSE TAILS FORM A MAPLE LEAF, SURROUNDED WITH "ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE CHOIX ENVIRONNEMENTAL". BELOW THIS READS "REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG SAC A EMPLETTES REUTILISABLE M-AN OFFICAL MARK OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA M-MARQUE OFFICIELLE D'ENVIRONNEMENT CANADA". INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH GREEN PRINT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061015
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
53.0
Width
48.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. ONE SIDE OF BAG IS 1/2 COVERED WITH A LIGHT BLUE RECTANGLE, WITH A LIGHT GREEN DESIGN WITHIN IT. DESIGN CONSISTS OF THE OUTLINES OF A FLOWER, A FISH, A LEAF, A BIRD, WAVES, AND BELOW THIS IS A HAND. BELOW THIS READS "EATON" IN LIGHT GREEN. OTHER SIDE OF BAG IS 1/2 COVERED WITH A LIGHT GREEN RECTANGLE, WITH A LIGHT BLUE DESIGN WITHIN IT. DESIGN CONSISTS OF THE OUTLINES OF BIRDS, LEAVES, FISH, FLOWERS, AND HANDS. BELOW THIS READS "EATON" IN LIGHT BLUE. BAG HAS ONE BLUE, AND ONE GREEN STRAP TO FORM HANDLES. HAS A WHITE TAG INSIDE WITH BARCODE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS IN BLACK PRINT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061016
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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