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Other Name
COFFEEPOT HANDLE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035108
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COFFEEPOT HANDLE
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
9.6
Width
6.2
Description
CLEAR GLASS. KIND OF HORSE SHOE SHAPED, ONE SIDE IS SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN THE OTHER. THE SHORTER SIDE HAS A 1.7CM NOTCH THAT GOES AROUND 3/4 OF THE HANDLE. BELOW THIS "PYREX" IS EMBOSSED. ON THE REVERSE, UNDER THE SAME NOTCH, "7759-H A-15" IS EMBOSSED. THE LONGER SIDE OF THE HANDLE IS FORMED WITH A WAVY EDGE ON THE INSIDE (FOR HOLDING IT), AND THE END ALMOST FORMS AN L-SHAPE. THERE IS ALSO BLACK FELT MARKER ON THE PIECE IN THE FORM OF A SCRIBBLE AND THE NUMBER "41".
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035108
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SUGAR SACK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930054000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUGAR SACK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
41.0
Width
20.7
Description
WHITE COTTON SUGAR SACK WITH SEAM DOWN RIGHTHAND SIDE AND BOTTOM. TOP IS OPEN AND UNHEMMED. BLUE MAPLE LEAF PRINTED ON FRONT OF BAG, WITH "C.S.F.". RED CIRCLE IN CENTRE OF LEAF, WHICH READS, "PURE ALBERTA SUGAR 10LBS. NET". "L D." AT BASE OF LEAF. "FINE" IS PRINTED AT TOP AND BOTTOM OF BAG, WITH "MADE BY CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES LTD RAYMOND. ALTA." PRINTED IN BLUE BELOW MAPLE LEAF. BACK HAS INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPENING BAG, BUT IS ONLY PARTLY LEGIBLE. BAG IS STAINED, WITH VERY SMALL HOLES THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
DOMESTIC
History
AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE RAYMOND AND MAGRATH BOARDS OF TRADE SUCCEEDED IN CONVINCING THE UTAH-IDAHO SUGAR COMPANY TO MOVE ITS IDLE SUNNYSIDE, WA. PLANT TO RAYMOND IN 1925. A NEW COMPANY WAS FORMED TO OPERATE UNDER A CANADIAN CHARTER, CALLED "CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES, LTD.". AFTER A DISASTEROUS HARVEST IN 1930, THE PARENT COMPANY SOLD THE RAYMOND PLANT TO B.C. SUGAR REFINING CO. VANCOUVER, IN APRIL OF 1931, MAKING THE COMPANY COMPLETELY CANADIAN OWNED. THE PLANT AND RAYMOND'S BEET-GROWING AREA EXPANDED, AND A SECOND AND THIRD PLANT OPENED IN PICTURE BUTTE (1936) AND TABER (1950). TABER'S MODERN PLANT WITH LARGER CAPACITY RESULTED IN ITS BECOMING THE CENTRE OF ALBERTA'S SUGAR INDUSTRY. IN 1963, THE RAYMOND PLANT CLOSED, AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE PICTURE BUTTE PLANT, IN 1977. THE NAME OF THE COMPANY CHANGED IN 1977 FROM CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES TO ALBERTA SUGAR CO., OPERATING AS A DIVISION OF B.C. SUGAR.
Catalogue Number
P19930054000
Acquisition Date
1993-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CASSEROLE DISH SET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2006
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P20160001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CASSEROLE DISH SET
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2006
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
22
Height
22
Length
44
Width
32
Description
BOX OF SUNBURST CASSEROLE DISHES WITH 11 PIECES (5 FULL SETS OF SMALL AND LARGE DISHES AND 1 PARTIAL SET WITH ONE SMALL DISH). THERE ARE 22 PIECES INCLUDING THE STORAGE MATERIALS. A – F: CERAMIC CASSEROLE DISHES. UNGLAZED. “SUNBURST… OVENPROOF” WITH A SUN LOGO STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM. THE DISHES HAVE A RIM AT THE TOP AND A BASE AROUND THE BOTTOM. THERE ARE 2 HANDLES ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE TOP OF THE DISHES. A-E HAVE “1.95” WRITTEN ON THE BOTTOMS IN PENCIL. F HAS AN ERASER MARK IN THAT PLACE, AND A WHITE STICKER WITH THE PRICE “$5.00” HANDWRITTEN AND STICKING TO A TOP HANDLE. THE DIAMETERS ARE 19.4 CM, THE LENGTHS INCLUDING THE HANDLES ARE 23.3 CM AND THE DISHES ARE EACH 7.1 CM DEEP. THE CONDITIONS OF DISH A THROUGH D ARE VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THERE IS DUST COATING EACH DISH. B HAS 5 SMALL CHIPS ON THE BASE AND A SLIGHT CRACK (LESS THAN 1 CM LONG) ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RIM. THE CERAMIC ON C IS ROUGH ON THE INNER RIM. IT ALSO HAS A DARK MARK ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RIM AND SOME SMALL CHIPS ON THE BASE. D HAS A SCRATCH ON THE BASE. THE CONDITION OF E IS VERY GOOD WITH A SMALL CRACK ON THE SIDE OF THE DISH, A DARK STAIN ON THE EDGE OF THE RIM, AND A SLIGHT SCUFF ON THE BOTTOM. CASSEROLE DISH F IS IN GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME MARKS ALONG THE RIM AND BASE. THERE IS A CHIP IN THE HANDLE. G – K: CERAMIC CASSEROLE DISHES. UNGLAZED. “SUNBURST… OVENPROOF” WITH A SUN LOGO STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM. THE DISHES HAVE A RIM AT THE TOP AND A BASE AROUND THE BOTTOM. THERE ARE 2 HANDLES ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE TOP OF THE DISHES. H-J HAVE “2.95” WRITTEN ON THE BOTTOMS IN PENCIL. G HAS AN ERASER MARK IN THAT PLACE, AND A WHITE STICKER WITH THE PRICE “$7.00” HANDWRITTEN AND STICKING TO A TOP HANDLE. THE DIAMETERS ARE 22.6 CM, THE LENGTHS INCLUDING THE HANDLES ARE 27.1 CM AND THE DISHES ARE EACH 8.4 CM DEEP. THE CONDITION OF DISH G IS VERY GOOD WITH DARK IMPURITIES IN THE CLAY, A SCUFF ALONG THE BASE AND A SCRATCH IN THE CLAY ON THE SIDE OF THE DISH. THE CONDITION OF H IS FAIR TO GOOD. THIS DISH HAS A LARGE CHIP IN THE RIM WITH A LENGTH OF APPROXIMATELY 6.1 CM. THERE IS A SCUFF IN THE BOTTOM. DISH I IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME IMPURITIES IN THE CLAY, AN AIR BUBBLE ON THE SIDE OF THE DISH, A DARK BROWN STAINING ON THE SIDE, AND CHIPS ON THE BOTTOM RIM. DISHES J AND K ARE IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SMALL CHIPS IN THE RIM. L – M: SQUARE PIECES OF CARDBOARD FOR PACKING. THEY ARE BENT TO FOLD AROUND A DISHES WITH A CIRCULAR CREASE IN THE CENTER WITH TWO PARALLEL SLITS (APPROX. 3.5 CM APART) FROM ONE END TO THE CENTER. THE DIMENSIONS OF EACH ARE 21 CM X 21 CM. GOOD CONDITION WITH TEARING IN SOME AREAS (L IS TORN ON ONE SIDE) AND CLAY DUST OVERALL. N – U: RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD SEPARATORS FOR PACKING (THEY ARE PLACED IN BETWEEN THE SMALL AND LARGE DISH IN A SET. THERE ARE 3 SLITS IN EACH SEPARATOR THAT ARE 4.5 CM LONG FROM ONE SHORT END STOPPING AT THE CENTER AND EACH SLIT IS 7.5 CM APART. EACH PIECE IS BENT TO FIT THE SHAPE OF DISHES. FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION WITH REGULAR WEAR (TEARS AND STAINING) OVERALL. V: CARDBOARD BOX WITH ORANGE LETTERING, “SUNBURST CERAMICS” WITH AN ORANGE LOGO ON THE LONG SIDE OF THE BOX. HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK ON THE TOP OF THE BOX CAN BE READ “OPICAL EDMONTON ALTA.” ON ONE SHORT SIDE IT SAYS, “6 CASSEROLES 48 OZ…” IN ORANGE PRINT AND THEN IN BLACK HANDWRITING IT READS “6 + 32 OZ 6 – 48 OZ CASS.” THERE ARE 4 LARGE STAPLES HOLDING THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX TOGETHER. THE INSIDE HAS 4 CARDBOARD DIVIDERS (3 LENGTHWISE AND 1 HORIZONTALLY DOWN THE CENTER) THAT FIT TOGETHER THROUGH SLITS IN THE DIVIDERS. THESE MAKE UP 6 SECTIONS IN THE BOX FOR STORING THE SETS OF DISHES. THE OVERALL DIMENSIONS OF THE BOX ARE 32 X 44 X 22 CM. POOR TO FAIR CONDITION. THERE ARE HOLES, BENDS, AND TEARS OVERALL THE WHOLE SURFACE OF THE BOX. ONE CORNER EDGE IS TAPED TOGETHER WITH A BROWN PAPER TAPE. THERE IS A STAPLE LOOSE ON A TOP FLAP. THE BOX IS DIRTY AND STAINED OVERALL.DIRTY AND STAINED OVERALL.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
TRADES
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR MIKE MYCHAJLUK ACQUIRED THIS SET OF CERAMIC DISHES WHEN TROPICAL GARDENS IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA WAS CLOSING BETWEEN THE YEARS 2004 AND 2006. THE OWNER OF THAT BUSINESS HELD AN AUCTION AT HIS WAREHOUSE AND PART OF THAT LOT WAS THE SUNBURST CERAMIC SET, WHICH MYCHAJLUK BOUGHT FOR THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CERAMIC SET COMES FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH MYCHAJLUK THAT WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JANUARY 22, 2016: “TROPICAL GARDENS WAS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS AND THEY WERE SELLING OFF IN THEIR STORE. A COUPLE OF BOXES THEY HAD ON DISPLAY THEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER HE HAD THE AUCTION AT HIS WAREHOUSE ON HIS ACREAGE. HE HAD BINS - TONS OF STUFF THERE AND THIS [BOX] HAPPENED TO BE IN [THE SALE] WHEN I BOUGHT IT. I HAD TO BUY THE WHOLE LOT… [FIRST], I’M INTERESTED IN ALBERTA POTTERY STUFF AND NUMBER TWO I KNEW OTHER PEOPLE WERE [TOO]. I WAS GOING TO SELL SOME OF IT OFF BUT THERE WAS SO MUCH OF IT. I’LL NEVER SELL [ALL OF IT] IN MY LIFETIME TO COLLECTORS… NOBODY KNOWS MUCH ABOUT [SUNBURST] AND IF I BRING IT MORE TO THE ATTENTION, MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IT. IT’S ONE OF THE LAST POTTERIES THAT WAS IN ALBERTA… THE STUFF IS ORIGINALLY FROM LETHBRIDGE.” ON THE CERAMICS BEING UNGLAZED, MYCHAJLUK STATES: “I THINK THAT’S WHEN [SUNBURST WAS] GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. THEY JUST PACKAGED WHAT WAS LEFT AND SOLD IT OFF OR EVEN AFTER IT COULD BE A DISPERSAL… I’M ASSUMING [TROPICAL GARDENS] BOUGHT IT TO SELL DRY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS… THE ONLY THOUGHTS WAS HE COULDN’T USE IT FOR LIVE [FLOWERS] WITH WATER BECAUSE IT WOULD COME APART.” ACCORDING TO MYCHAJLUK, WHO IS INTERESTED IN ALBERTA POTTERY, IT IS NOT USUAL TO FIND A LARGE QUANTITY OF UNGLAZED CERAMICS LIKE WHAT HE FOUND AT TROPICAL GARDENS. WHILE MYCHAJLUK WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE, HE DID NOT SPEND MUCH TIME LIVING HERE. SUNBURST CERAMICS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1961 BY RALPH THRALL SR. AND JR. WHEN THEY BOUGHT OUT NEW MEDALTA CERAMICS FROM MALCOM MCARTHUR IN MEDICINE HAT. AFTER OPERATING WITH THOSE KILNS FOR THE COMPANY’S FIRST YEARS, A NECESSITY TO UPGRADE INFLUENCED THE COMPANY TO MOVE THEIR OPERATION TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE THEY OPENED A PLANT ON 3RD AVENUE NORTH IN 1965. DURING THEIR EXISTENCE, THE PLANT PRODUCED 200 TYPES OF PRODUCTS. IN THE EARLY 1970S, THEY EXPANDED THEIR OPERATION TO PRODUCE GIFTWARE IN ADDITION TO WHAT THEY WERE PRODUCING IN THE MEDALTA STYLE. THE COMPANY DEVELOPED A REPUTATION AS LEADERS IN THE ALBERTAN CERAMIC INDUSTRY, BRINGING IN THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES AND EQUIPMENT FROM GERMANY WITH PROVINCIAL SUPPORT. THIS ALLOWED THEM TO ADD DINNERWARE TO THEIR PRODUCTION LINE. SUNBURST CERAMICS CLOSED ITS DOORS IN 1975. THE THRALL FAMILY BOUGHT THE MCINTYRE RANCH FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF BILLY MCINTYRE IN 1947. THE FAMILY CONTINUES TO OPERATE IT AT THE TIME OF DONATION. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REGARDING SUNBURST CERAMICS. SEE ALSO FILES FOR ARTIFACTS P19960004001, P19980077001, AND P200000056000 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUNBURST CERAMICS.
Catalogue Number
P20160001000
Acquisition Date
2016-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19890042002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
10.8
Description
GROUND STONE BALL, GRANITIC LITHIC. EVIDENCE OF USE ON ONE SURFACE.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHWESTERN PLAINS, LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD? DONOR FOUND ON FARM IN SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN. PROBABLE USE, PULVERIZING BONE OR SINEW. DONOR RETIRED & RESIDING IN LETHBRIDGE. REMAINDER OF DONATION IN EDUCATION COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19890042002
Acquisition Date
1989-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20000038001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
2
Height
18.5
Diameter
10.2
Description
BASE IS A SIMPLE DEEP BOWL. HAS AN UPPER LIP THAT IS TURNED UNDER. BOWL HAS SOME RUST ON INSIDE AND AROUND LIP. BEATER ATTACHMENT FITS ONTO LIP OF BOWL BY A Y-SHAPED PIECE OF METAL THAT IS BENT AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE AT THE END OF EACH ARM. EMBOSSED ON TOP OF THIS PIECE IS "FULL VISION". ETCHED INTO UNDERSIDE IS "PAT. APLD. FOR MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" AND "A & J" INSIDE A DIAMOND. A SINGLE FLAT BEATER EXTENDS DOWN INTO BOWL. HANDLE HAS A SPRING OVER IT AND IS MOUNTED TO A WHEEL. EMBOSSED ON WHEEL IS "FULL VISION BEATER SET". THERE IS SOME RUST ON BEATER.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S (WALT) MOTHER & FATHER, ADA MAY HOLT AND HERBERT HOLT. SOME ITEMS ALSO BELONGED TO HOLT CHILDREN: GORD, RALPH AND WALT. ADA PRODUCED MUCH OF THE HANDIWORK IN COLLECTION. ALL ITEMS WERE USED IN LETHBRIDGE. HERBERT HOLT, WAS BORN IN NORTH WALES AND SERVED IN THE KING'S LIVERPOOL REGIMENT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. HE CAME TO CANADA IN 1922 AND IN JANUARY 1923 JOINED THE STAFF OF THE FORT SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL JAIL AS A GUARD. HE BECAME DEPUTY WARDEN THERE IN NOVEMBER 1936, AND SERVED IN THAT CAPACITY UNTIL HIS PROMOTION TO WARDEN AT THE LETHBRIDGE JAIL IN 1940. HERB'S VISION OF REHABILITATION INCLUDED "MEANINGFUL" WORK FOR PRISONERS, RESULTING IN FIELD WORK GROWING VEGETABLE CROPS AND WHEAT, RAISING CATTLE AND HOGS, AS WELL AS WORKING IN THE PRISON BUTCHER SHOP, BAKERY, CANNERY, AND CREAMERY. IN ADDITION, PRISONERS BEAUTIFIED THE GROUNDS BY WORKING ON FLOWER BEDS AND BUILDING STONE FENCES, CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE PARK IN THE "FRONT YARD" OF THE JAIL. HERB WAS MADE AN HONOURARY CHIEF BY THE PEIGAN NATION IN 1949 FOR HIS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL WORK TO NATIVE INMATES. HERB WAS APPOINTED MAGISTRATE IN AND FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA IN AUGUST 1950, AND HELD THIS POST UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1959. ADA HOLT (NEE MOYER) WAS BORN IN ONTARIO IN 1907; HER PARENTS MOVED OUTSIDE FORT SASKATCHEWAN IN 1909 WHERE THEY HOMESTEADED ON A FARM. AS A YOUNG WOMAN ADA WORKED FOR FIVE YEARS AT THE GENERAL STORE. ADA MET HERB IN FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AND THEY MARRIED IN 1935. ADA CONTINUED TO CALL LETHBRIDGE HER HOME AFTER HER HUSBAND'S DEATH UNTIL 1998 WHEN SHE SUFFERED A STROKE. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE BEVERLY CENTRE IN JANUARY OF 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY ON FAMILY AND LETHBRIDGE GAOL.
Catalogue Number
P20000038001
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19930031014
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.6
Width
10.2
Description
STEEL KITCHEN TOOL, WITH WOOD KNOB ATTACHED TO GEAR WHICH TURNS SINGLE BLADE BEATER SHAPED LIKE AN OPEN UMBRELLA. HAS CIRCULAR TOP BETWEEN HANDLE & BEATER BLADE. STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION. PAINT ON HANDLE IS RED AND CHIPPED.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR IS DAUGHTER OF CHRIS GIBSON. MAKER UNKNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A STOLE DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DORIS BALCOVSKE (NEE GIBSON) IS THE DAUGHTER OF CHRISTIAN GIBSON AND LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1886 AND WAS MARRIED IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ON JUNE 29, 1918 TO CHRISTIAN GIBSON. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPTEMBER 1919. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, LINDA WAS INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT LETHBRIDGE INCLUDING: “THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER OF THE IODE, PAST REGENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CHAPTER OF THE IODE, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, A FORMER MEMBER OF LOBA, AN HONOURARY MEMBER OF THE BETA SIGMA PHI SOCIETY, A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF GIRL GUIDES, CANADIAN RED CROSS, AND ST. AUGUSTINE’S WA.” LINDA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 IN AUGUST 1965. CHRISTIAN “CHRIS” GIBSON WAS BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND IN 1887, WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE LONDON, ENGLAND AREA, AND ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB IN JUNE 1908. HE HELD A NUMBER OF POSITIONS AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, INCLUDING: DISTRICT CLERK FOR ALBERTA RAILWAYS AND IRRIGATION COMPANY; MANAGER OF FAIR GROUNDS FOR THE WORLD DRY FARMING CONGRESS IN 1912; OPERATOR OF THE CITY ZOO; A POSITION WITH THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICE, WHICH INVOLVED TESTING SCALES AND GASOLINE PUMPS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, CHRIS ALSO JOINED THE MILITIA AND IN 1914 ENLISTED WITH THE 20TH BATTERY, CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY. HE SERVED FOR 5 YEARS AS PAYMASTER, EVENTUALLY REACHING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. IN 1930, CHRIS RECEIVED THE VICTORIA DECORATION, FOR LONG SERVICE AS AN OFFICER. CHRIS AND LINDA WERE BOTH HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE RED CROSS. CHRIS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 26, 1971. HE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER, MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON. MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY, ENGLAND ON JULY 29, 1892, THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF JOHN ANDREW AITKEN GIBSON AND LOUISA MARIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, SHE MOVED WITH HER PARENTS AND HER BROTHER FRED TO JOIN HER OTHER BROTHER CHRISTIAN. HER FATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1912 AND HER MOTHER IN 1943. MAMIE PASSED AT THE AGE OF 102 ON NOVEMBER 11, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PURSE AND HAIR ORNAMENTS DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. CONNECTIONS MADE WITH THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO ACQUIRE FURTHER ARTIFACT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DORIS BALCOVSKE'S OBITUARY WAS FOUND ON THE CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME'S WEBPAGE. IT STATES THAT SHE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1923. SHE WORKED FOR THE BANK OF MONTREAL FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL. SHE THEN WENT ON TO BECOME THE PROPRIETOR OF MARGO LADIES WEAR THROUGH THE 1950'S. SHE MARRIED HERB BALCOVSKE AND TOGETHER THEY HAD SANDRA BALCOVSKE AND MARCIA TAYLOR. DORIS PASSED AWAY ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT THE AGE OF 92 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980051003 FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19930031014
Acquisition Date
1993-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CANISTER FLOUR BIN
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL (TINNED)
Catalogue Number
P19900017004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANISTER FLOUR BIN
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL (TINNED)
No. Pieces
1
Height
68
Diameter
38
Description
RED TINNED STEEL CONTAINER C/W TIGHT FITTING LID & 2 WIRE HANDLES. GOLD TRIM FLORAL DESIGNS & "FLOUR" PAINTED ON SIDE. DENTED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. RED BACKGROUND AND PAINT IS SCRATCHED AND PITTED. SMALL WIRE HANDLE ON LID.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ARTIFACT IS FROM ESTATE OF LAURIE DAVIS. SEE P19900017001-GA FOR HISTORY PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP 1885-1985 FOR ADDITIONAL FAMILY HISTORY. METAL BINS WERE COMMON IN HOUSEHOLDS FOR STORAGE OF FLOUR, SUGAR ETC. SOURCE: EATON'S 1927 CATALOG.
Catalogue Number
P19900017004
Acquisition Date
1990-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CANISTER FLOUR BIN
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL (TINNED)
Catalogue Number
P19900017005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANISTER FLOUR BIN
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL (TINNED)
No. Pieces
1
Height
47.5
Diameter
25
Description
RED TINNED STEEL CONTAINER C/W TIGHT FITTING LID & 2 WIRE HANDLES. SILVER & GOLD TRIM, FLORAL DESIGNS & "FLOUR" STENCILED ON SIDE. SCRATCHED PAINT ON SIDES. LID SCRATCHED AND DENTED EXTENSIVELY. SMALL WIRE HANDLE ON LID.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ARTIFACT IS FROM ESTATE OF LAURIE DAVIS. SEE P19900017001-GA FOR HISTORY & PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP 1885-1985 FOR ADDITIONAL FAMILY HISTORY. METAL BINS WERE COMMON IN HOUSEHOLDS FOR STORAGE OF FLOUR, SUGAR ETC. SOURCE: EATON'S 1927 CATALOG.
Catalogue Number
P19900017005
Acquisition Date
1990-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINU, PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19970041529
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, ALUMINU, PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
3
Height
35
Diameter
19
Description
BLENDER IS MADE UP OF THREE PARTS: MOTOR BASE, PLASTIC PITCHER AND BLACK RUBBER LID. BASE IS CIRCULAR IN SHAPE WITH "PHILIPS AUTO BLENDER" LOGO ON TOP LEDGE. BOTTOM HAS "MODEL KB 5402" STAMPED INTO IT WITH MANUFACTURE INFO AND PATENT INFORMATION. PITCHER IS CLEAR PLASTIC PITCHER WITH GRADUATED MEASURING NUMBERS RAISED ON SIDES AND ALUMINUM COLLAR ON BOTTOM. LID IS CIRCULAR RUBBER WITH MILKY PLASTIC CENTER/HANDLE.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BLENDER WAS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM USED BY DONOR'S FAMILY. DONOR RELATES THAT HER FATHER USED IT LATER IN LIFE TO BLEND FOOD FOR HER MOTHER WHO HAD GONE SENILE. 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
P19970041529
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738566000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
30.5
Description
CIRCULAR CUTTING BOARD. INNER PORTION IS SLIGHTLY RAISED. "M.J. BENNETT" CARVED ON ONE SIDE OF BOARD. CUTTING SURFACE MARRED. SEE CONSERVATION RPT.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PROBABLY HAND MADE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY M.J. BENNETT. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND RECORDS FROM THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT WAS BORN IN 1881 IN WHITNEY, ENGLAND AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA IN 1910 WITH HIS WIFE, ALICE MAY BENNETT (NEE EDWARDS). THEY WERE LIVING IN MEDICINE HAT WHERE BENNETT WORKED AS A CARPENTER WHEN HE ENLISTED WITH THE 175TH BATTALION CEF ON JANUARY 26, 1916. BENNETT SURVIVED THE WAR AND HE AND ALICE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SHAUNESSEY AND LETHBRIDGE AND BENNETT WORKED AS A STREETCAR DRIVER, CARPENTER AND HOTEL OPERATOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB AND LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BENNETT DIED IN 1982. M.J. BENNETT'S GRANDSON, TREVOR BENNETT, PROVIDED SOME FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY IN 2002 (SEE P20020071009). SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672995000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A SNUFFBOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL AND ALICE BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE. THEY PROVIDED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BENNETT FAMILY LIVES AND THE COLLECTION OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY M. J. BENNETT. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19705622000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19738566000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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