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Other Name
BINGO & CARD SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19970107048
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BINGO & CARD SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
246
Height
4.5
Length
23.1
Width
23.1
Description
SQUARE RED, YELLOW AND NAVY BLUE CARDBOARD BOX MARKED "BINGO WITH WOOD CALLING NUMBERS" ON THE TOP, "BINGO COMPLETE 40 CARD SET WITH WOOD CALLING NUMBERS NO. 143" ON TWO SIDES, AND "BINGO MANUFACTURED BY INTERNATIONAL GAMES OF CANADA, LIMITED NEW TORONTO, ONTARIO". CONTAINED INSIDE THE BOX ARE 40 CARDBOARD GAME CARDS, 79 ROUND WOODEN CALLING NUMBERS WITH RED TEXT, 124 SMALL SQUARES OF CARDBOARD CARD MARKERS, AND 1 PAPER GAME BOARD TO KEEP TRACK OF THE NUMBERS CALLED. BOX WORN ON EDGES, BUT CONTENTS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN *NOTE* MISSING 2 RED BINGO CHIPS (SUMMER 2004) *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19970107048
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BOARD AND MARBLES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990009046
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOARD AND MARBLES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
60
Height
1.8
Diameter
48
Description
CIRCULAR STEEL GAME BOARD WITH BEIGE, BLACK, BLUE, AND RED PAINTED SURFACE. CARDBOARD BACKING. READS "CHINESE CHECKERS THE GAME OF ALL AGES" AROUND OUTER CIRCUMFERENCE. SIX-POINTED STAR PAINTED OVER SURFACE, WITH ROWS OF RECESSED POCKETS FOR MARBLES. SET COMPLETE WITH 59 MARBLES, INCLUDING TEN EACH OF BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, BLACK, AND WHITE; AND NINE LILAC COLORED (MISSING ONE). PAINT ON BOARD IS SLIGHTLY SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. ACCORDING TO GRANT, THERE WERE ALWAYS CHECKERBOARDS AND PIECES AROUND THE HOUSE. PLAYED MOSTLY AT FAMILY GATHERINGS. "AT ONE TIME WE PLAYED CHECKERS QUITE A LOT AND HAD SEVERAL BOARDS, MOSTLY CARDBOARD WITH WOODEN DISKS AND ONE OR TWO WITH MOULDED PLASTIC PIECES". *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009046
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990009054
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.15
Length
38
Width
38
Description
CARDBOARD CHECKERBOARD. BLACK, WITH YELLOW TRIM AND GRID BETWEEN RED AND BLACK SQUARES. BOARD FOLDS AT CENTRE. EACH SQUARE HAS HANDWRITTEN NOTATION IN PENCIL, MARKING CHESS POSITIONS. EDGES OF BOARD WORN, ESPECIALLY ON BACK FOLD.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009054
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990009022
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLAYING CARDS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
57
Height
2.2
Length
9.4
Width
6.3
Description
FULL DECK OF CARDS IN BOX. BOX INCLUDES GOLD CARDBOARD BASE, WITH BLUE LINING CIRCULAR HOLE IN BOTTOM. ALSO INCLUDES CARDBOARD SHEATH, COVERED IN LIGHT BLUE PAPER WITH VELVETEEN FINISH; GOLD RIM. CARD WITH SAILBOAT PICTURE GLUED TO ONE SIDE; GOLD PAPER LABEL READING "CONGRESS PLAYING CARDS CEL-U-TONE FINISH" ON REVERSE. CONTAINS DECK OF FIFTY-TWO PALE YELLOW CARDS WITH IMAGE OF BLUEBIRD PERCHED ON BRANCH. ALSO INCLUDES TWO JOKERS AND SINGLE CARD PRINTED DOUBLE-SIDED WITH ADVERTISEMENT FOR CARD GAME BOOKS, AND OTHER GAMES. "INTERNATIONAL PLAYING CARD CO. LTD." WITH ADDRESS AT BOTTOM. CARDS NOT ORIGINAL TO BOX.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009022
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET, CHESS PIECES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009070
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, CHESS PIECES
Date
1942
Materials
PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, PAPER
No. Pieces
34
Height
6.1
Length
27.2
Width
15
Description
YELLOW AND WHITE CARDBOARD BOX, WITH ANGLED FLAP LID (HIGHER AT BACK). BROWN PRINT ON TOP READS "GITS PLASTIC CHESSMEN INDESTRUCTABLE WASHABLE AND FLAME-RESISTING MATERIAL ENDORSED BY THE UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION MANUFACTURED BY GITS MOLDING CORP., CHICAGO". THREE SMALL HOLES IN LID. ON BACK SIDE OF BOX IS DESCRIPTION OF GAME OF CHESS. BOX IS SLIGHTLY WORN AND TORN, ESPECIALLY AT EDGES; TAPED AT FRONT RIGHT CORNER. CONTAINS 16 WHITE AND 16 BLACK PLASTIC CHESS PIECES (COMPLETE SET), MOUNTED INTO CARDBOARD BASE. INCLUDES WHITE PAPER INSTRUCTION BOOKLET, PRINTED IN BROWN WITH 18 PAGES OF DESCRIPTION AND DIRECTIONS FOR PLAY. COVER PAPER IS COMING LOOSE.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009070
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HOT SHOT JET RACER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, CARDBOARD, PAPER ER
Catalogue Number
P19990009062
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOT SHOT JET RACER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, CARDBOARD, PAPER ER
No. Pieces
16
Height
4.5
Length
21.2
Width
8.6
Description
1-2. BOX. RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD BOX WITH DETACHABLE LID; RED, WHITE, AND BLACK READS "THE 'HOTSHOT' MONOGRAM JET RACER" ON LID; SIDE HAS SAME, WITH "MONOGRAM MODELS, CHICAGO, COPYRIGHT 1946, MADE IN U.S.A." BOX CONTAINS: 3. UNFINISHED BALSA WOOD PIECE. MAIN BODY OF CAR; CUT FROM RECTANGULAR PIECE OF WOOD, WITH ROUNDED NOSE AT ONE END AND HOLE THROUGH OTHER END. 4-5. TWO PIECES UNFINISHED BALSA WOOD; ONE IS TRIANGULAR AND ONE IS RECTANGULAR. EACH IS PRINTED IN BLUE WITH OUTLINES OF PIECES TO BE CUT. 6-9. FOUR BLACK RUBBER TIRES. 0.6CM (W) X 3.1CM (D). AXEL HOLE THROUGH CENTRE. 10-11. TWO STEEL RODS (AXELS FOR TIRES). 0.2CM (W) X 8.2CM (L). 12. MOLDED PLASTIC CANOPY. 0.9CM (H) X 5.8CM (L) X 2.5CM (W). CLEAR PLASTIC RECTANGULAR PIECE WITH TEAR-SHAPED BUBBLE FOR CAR CANOPY. 13. DECALS. 6.2CM (L) X 3.6CM (W). WHITE PAPER BACKING WITH TWO RED DECALS READING "HOTSHOT JET RACER" AND TWO RED "3"'S. 14. SANDPAPER. 7.8CM (L) X 5CM (W). PIECE CUT FROM LARGER SQUARE. 15. INSTRUCTION SHEET. 43.2CM (L) X 27.8CM (W). WHITE PAPER PRINTED IN BLACK WITH "HOTSHOT JET RACER" INSTRUCTIONS AND DIAGRAMS FOR CONSTRUCTION. PAPER IS FOLDED; SMALL TEAR IN ONE EDGE; YELLOWING THROUGHOUT. 16. INSTRUCTION SHEET. 45.6CM (L) X 30.8CM (W). WHITE PAPER SHEET PRINTED DOUBLE-SIDED IN RED AND BLACK. "MANUAL OF OPERATION & MAINTENANCE OHLSSON & RICE, INC.". GIVES INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARE OF MINIATURE AIRCRAFT ENGINE. TORN AND WEARING AT EDGES. NOT ORIGINAL TO MODEL KIT.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
GRANT BOUGHT RACER AT HOBBY SHOP ON 300 BLOCK OF 6 STREET SO. IN THE 1940S OR EARLY 1950S. FRIENDS FLEW MODEL AIRPLANES. FOR MORE SEE P19990009001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009062
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR, DICE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990009014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR, DICE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.8
Length
1.8
Width
1.8
Description
PAIR OF TRANSLUSCENT GREEN PLASTIC DICE; WHITE DOTS.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009014
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SET, CHECKER PIECES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990009055
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, CHECKER PIECES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
24
Height
0.6
Diameter
3.5
Description
SET OF 12 BROWN-RED AND 12 BLACK WOODEN CHECKER PIECES. EACH HAS IMAGE OF CROWN CARVED IN RELIEF ON ONE SIDE; REVERSE RECESSED, WITH TWO RINGS. RIBBED EDGES.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009055
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DONKY PARTY (PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041089
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DONKY PARTY (PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
PAPER, COTTON
No. Pieces
16
Description
PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY GAME IS MADE UP OF 13 CLOTH TAILS WITH NUMBERS ON THEM AND ON CLOTH BACKGROUND WITH DONKEY ON IT, INSIDE BROWN PAPER ENVELOPE LABELLED "DONKEY PARTY". .1) TO .13) TAILS. EACH TAIL IS COTTON TEAR-DROP SHAPED PIECE APPROXIMATELY 28CM LONG WITH BLACK COLORING AND A NUMBER IN THE MIDDLE WITH A CIRCLE AROUND IT. THERE ARE THIRTEEN TAILS, WITH NUMBERS 1) AND 13) BEING PLAIN COTTON CLOTH CUT TO SIMILAR SHAPE WITH NUMBERS MARKED IN BLUE CRAYON. .14) BACKDROP. 91.5CM X 64.0CM RECTANGULAR COTTON SHEET WITH IMAGE OF A TAILESS DONKEY ON IT. ACROSS BOTTOM IS "OUR DONKEY PARTY". IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER IS "PRINTED IN CANADA BY THE CANADA GAMES CO.". .15) ADVERTISEMENT. 15.5CM X 13.9CM PAPER AD SHOWING TAILLESS DONKEY WITH 26 TAILS. ACROSS MIDDLE IS "OUR DONKEY PARTY". .16) ENVELOPE. 25.5CM X18.5CM WORN BROWN PAPER ENVELOPE WITH PAPER LABEL. LABEL HAS SENDERS ADDRESS OF "MISSIONARY SOCIETY CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA", RECIPIENTS ADRESS TYPED "REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, SLOCAN CITY, B.C." AND HANDPRINTED TITLE IN PENCIL OVER ADDRESS OF RECIPIENT "DONKY PARTY".
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
GAME WAS ACQUIRED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, FOR USE AT HIS CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES. WAS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED WHILE AT SLOCAN CITY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS RELOCATED TO SLOCAN FROM VANCOUVER DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR THE FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. AT COALDALE THE DONOR'S FATHER WAS FOUNDER AND RECTOR OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION. THE GAME WAS USED AT COALDALE AS WELL. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “I DON’T REMEMBER IT BEING USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BUT I REMEMBER USING IT, AND YOU’D BLINDFOLD THE KIDS… I REMEMBER USING IT IN COALDALE AT ONE OF MY OLD BIRTHDAY PARTIES, WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN I THINK BECAUSE WE HAD IT IN THE CHURCH HALL… I INVITED A LOT OF KIDS AND MY MOTHER WORE A PRETTY DRESS, AND I WORE A PRETTY DRESS AND WE WORKED HARD AT IT. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO BE POPULAR AND I WASN’T, SO I HAD ALL THESE GIRLS COME. SO WE ALL SAT AROUND AND PLAYED THESE GAMES AND THEN I REMEMBER TROUPING DOWN THROUGH THE HOUSE AND WE HAD TO BRING JEWELRY FOR SOMETHING AND SO I WAS TRYING MY MOTHER’S JEWELS WHICH SHE HAD LOTS OF, [AND] THE KIDS BEING SO IMPRESSED WITH THIS. COALDALE WAS PRETTY POOR AND KIDS DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF THINGS [THAT] WE DID HAVE, AND YET IT WASN’T THE WAY TO BECOME POPULAR. SOMEHOW IT NEVER REALLY WORKED. I REMEMBER MY MOTHER WAS WANTING IT TO BE SO NICE FOR ME, AND WE DIDN’T QUITE MANAGE IT… FIRST OF ALL I WAS JAPANESE… THE JAPANESE CANADIANS WERE SEEN AS THIS SERVILE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WERE NEVER EVER GOING TO BE ANYTHING EXCEPT WHERE THEY BELONGED, WHICH WAS IN SERVITUDE. BECAUSE OF THEIR GREAT COMPETENCE, THEY ROSE, BUT THAT SERVITUDE ALWAYS REMAINED WITHIN THEM, THAT SENSE OF BEING SECOND CLASS, THAT SENSE OF NOT EVER BEING ABLE TO BE THERE, WHICH IS A SENSE THAT I HAVE KEPT… I THINK [FOR] MY GENERATION, THAT IMPRINTING OF INFERIORITY WAS SO STRONG THAT, I THINK THAT HAS GONE DOWN INTO MY CHILDREN AND INTO THEIR CHILDREN, THAT IMPRINTING, AND IT’S A REALLY TOUGH THING. EVEN IF THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES, THE GRANDCHILDREN ARE MORE FREE OF IT, BUT STILL THERE’S SOMETHING IN THERE FROM THAT LEGACY, THAT LEGACY OF RACISM, IT GOES DOWN… PEOPLE STRIVE AGAINST THAT, BUT THERE’S A KIND OF CHIP THAT REMAINS, A KIND OF ANGER FROM ALL OF THAT… WE HAVE ALL THESE THINGS IN US… IT’S ONLY AFTER MY PARENTS HAVE GONE, AND ESPECIALLY MY MOTHER, THAT I SEE GREATNESS IN MY MOTHER NOW THAT I NEVER SAW BEFORE, WHICH MAKES ME WEEP. I WISH I HAD SEEN IT, I WISH I HAD KNOWN IT, I WISH I HAD RECEIVED OF IT AND ACKNOWLEDGED IT.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041089
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HYAKU NIN ISSHU
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041109
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HYAKU NIN ISSHU
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, COTTON
No. Pieces
198
Height
8.3
Length
13.1
Width
13.1
Description
SQUARE WOODEN BOX WITH LID HAS YELLOW CLOTH STRAPS HOLDING IT CLOSED. BOX IS BROKEN IN SEVERAL PLACES AND HAS WHITE PIECE OF STRING HOLDING IT TOGETHER AROUND MIDDLE. BOX CONTAINS 196 CARDBOARD CARDS WHICH ARE RED-ORANGE IN COLOR AND HAVE JAPANESE CHARACTERS ON WHITE FACE. *UPDATE* AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, NO. PIECES HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM 198 TO 202. PIECES INCLUDE: 1. 198 CARDS (PREVIOUS CARD COUNT WAS 196), 2. BOX LID, 3. BOX BASE, 4. SIDE OF BOX BASE, 5. WHITE STRING HOLDING BOX TOGETHER.
Subjects
GAME
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
JAPANESE CARD GAME WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S PARENTS, G.G. & LOIS NAKAYAMA, POSSIBLY BROUGHT TO VANCOUVER BY ONE OF THEM DURING THE 1920'S. REVEREND NAKAYAMA AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE IN 1945 AFTER BEING RELOCATED FROM VANCOUVER IN 1942 TO SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. AT COALDALE HE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. CARD GAME IS CALLED HYAKU NIN ISSHU AND IS PLAYED ON SUCH OCCASIONS AS NEW YEAR'S OR FAMILY GATHERINGS. EACH CARD HAS A SAYING AND THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO REMEMBER AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. THE GAME ORIGINATED IN AROUND THE YEAR 1100 AS THE EXCHANGE OF LOVE LETTERS AMONG "KIZOKU" OR NOBLE. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “I THINK [THIS GAME] WAS SORT OF BEYOND ME AS A CHILD BUT I REMEMBER MY MOTHER READING THESE CARDS OUT AND THEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO PICK THEM… THESE MAY HAVE BEEN WHERE THE READER WOULD READ PART OF THE POEM AND YOU WOULD SEE THE POEM AND YOU WOULD PICK IT OUT.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041109
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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