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Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19880035029
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
12.0
Width
11.5
Description
SOUVENIR ASHTRAY, ROUND BLUE & WHITE. "CPR VIADUCT LETHBRIDGE, CANADA" FISH FIGURE, RAISED. SILK SCREENED PAINTING OF HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE WITH STEAM ENGINE AND PASSENGER CAR. "METROPOLITAN SUPPLIES LTD. CANADA" MARKED ON BASE IN RED INK OR PAINT "OCCUPIED JAPAN"
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
*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
P19880035029
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19880035030
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1967
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Diameter
15.0
Description
SOUVENIR ASHTRAY "ERNIE REID'S WARNER ALBERTA" "CANADA CENTENNIAL 1867-1967". WHITE BACKGROUND, GOLD RIM GOLD SCRIPT -BLACK PRINT FIVE COLOUR CENTENNIAL LOGO.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
*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
P19880035030
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHINA
Catalogue Number
P19880035031
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
CHINA
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
11.5
Width
9.0
Description
CRAB SHAPED ASHTRAY. DECAL HENDERSON LAKE BRIDGE "RUSTIC BRIDGE HENDERSON PARK LETHBRIDGE ALTA". CHIP OFF TOP RIGHT CLAW. REDDISH OUTER EDGE SHAPED LIKE CRAB CLAWS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
*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
P19880035031
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19880035032
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.25
Diameter
15.5
Description
BEIGE. SOUVENIR ASHTRAY. RAISED MASONIC LODGE LOGO "HORSE SHOE". STAMPED IN BLUE ON UNDERSIDE IS "PAT. PENDING". ABOVE "HORSE SHOE" IS TWO GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
*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
P19880035032
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19880035036
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
11.5
Width
11.5
Description
SOUVENIR ASHTRAY. "THE ALBERTA MUSIC OPERATORS ASSOCIATION AT THE DROP OF A COIN MUSIC OF YOUR CHOICE" CLEAR GLASS. RED AND BLACK DECAL ON BOTTOM. DECAL HAS A CAFE SCENE WITH A COUPLE DRINKING COFFEE AND LISTENING TO A JUKEBOX. EACH CORNER HAS A GROOVE FOR A CIGARETTE TO FIT IN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
*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
P19880035036
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041477
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.8
Diameter
11
Description
DARK STAINED WOOD BOWL WITH THREE NOTCHES CUT INTO TOP EDGE. GREEN WAX IS IN BOTTOM OF ASHTRAY. FINISH IS WORN SLIGHTLY ALONG SIDES.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ASHTRAY BELONGED TO 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
P19970041477
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
IRONSIDE & PARK LTD.
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P20000010057
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IRONSIDE & PARK LTD.
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Diameter
13.5
Description
TOP SIDE OF ASHTRAY HAS A LIGHT REDDISH BROWN GLAZE ON IT (DARKER IN SOME AREAS THAN OTHERS). THERE ARE THREE SETS OF TWO RIDGES IN RIM (FOR HOLDING CIGARETTES). PRINTED ON RIM IS "IRONSIDE & PARK LTD. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.". IN CENTER OF ASHTRAY READS " "SANTIZED" CLEANING AT ITS BEST DYEING & TAILORING LETHBRIDGE PHONE 4141 COLEMAN PHONE 130". BOTTOM SIDE IS WHITE. ON CENTER BOTTOM IS MANUFACTURER'S MARK, IN BROWN. IT CONSISTS OF THE IMAGE OF A MEXICAN? - A FIGURE WEARING A LARGE SOMBRERO HAT (COVERING HIS FACE) AND A BLANKET WRAPPED AROUND HIM (COVERING MOST OF HIS BODY). ABOVE THE FIGURE READS "MEDICINE HAT POTTERIES".
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
RETAIL TRADE
History
THE LISTING FOR IRONSIDE & PARK DRYCLEANERS APPEARS IN HENDERSON DIRECTORIES FIRST IN 1927. IN 1951 THE COMPANY CHANGED ITS NAME TO PARKS LTD., AND LATER EVOLVED INTO PARK-NEILSON DRY CLEANERS (STILL OPERATING IN 2001). MATERIAL WAS IN DONORS POSSESSION FOR MAX. 5 YEARS. MATERIAL CAME FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BANK, PRIOR TO DONORS POSSESSION. DONORS COLLECTED MATERIAL WHILE EMPLOYEES AT BANK FOR 6 YEARS, 1990-1996. MATERIAL DONATED AS DONORS CANNOT CARE FOR OR DISPLAY PROPERLY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTIONS AUDIT, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY BARBARA AND DIRK POOL. ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE IS THE OBITUARY FOR DIRK POOL. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM THAT PUBLICATION: DIRK POOL WAS BORN ON MARCH 18, 1949. HE AND HIS WIFE, BARBARA POOL, HAD FIVE CHILDREN: SANDIY, CHARLES, MICHELLE, CHARMAINE, AND TREVOR. DIRK POOL PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 17, 2017. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE HARD COPY OF POOL'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P20000010057
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MINIATURE; PURSE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20000062001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE; PURSE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
6.9
Width
3.9
Description
SMALL, SQUARE SHAPED BRASS ASHTRAY. THERE IS A HANDLE ON ONE SIDE. HAS A LID THAT OPENS ON HINGES, ON SAME SIDE AS HANDLE, AND HAS A CLASP TO KEEP IT SHUT ON TOP OF LID IS AN OVAL SHAPED, ENAMEL DECORATION. BACKGROUND COLOR IS A PEARLESCENT WHITE, WITH SMALL WAVY LINES ETCHED INTO IT. IN CENTRE OF OVAL IS A PINK ROSE WITH THREE LEAVES ON FOUR SIDES OF IT. INSIDE OF ASHTRAY IS DIRT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S DAUGHTER (BARBARA) BROUGHT ITEMS TO MUSEUM AFTER CLEANING OUT MOTHER'S HOME WHO WAS MOVING. DOROTHY WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE BEGAN SMOKING IN HER 20S (SHE WAS 86 AT TIME OF DONATION), AND SHE QUIT WHEN ORDERED BY HER DOCTOR IN 70S. DOROTHY'S PARENTS BOTH SMOKED AND NEVER STOPPED THEIR CHILDREN FROM SMOKING. DONOR MOVED IN 30S ACROSS CANADA AND U.S. BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1975, STILL A SMOKER. SEE PAST DONATIONS. DONOR'S FATHER, RALPH MAYNARD, CAME FROM ENGLAND CIRCA 1902. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. SCHAMUHN SPOKE WITH DOROTHY RICHARDS’S DAUGHTER, JUDITH MCILWRAITH, REGARDING HER MOTHER’S PRIOR DONATIONS. NO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OBJECT WAS DETERMINED UPON CONTACTING NEXT-OF-KIN. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000062001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000062001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PORTABLE ASHTRAY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20010057036
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PORTABLE ASHTRAY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1950
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Length
3.5
Width
3.5
Description
CASE IS COLORED GOLD, WITH A CURVED DESIGN ETCHED ONTO IT. THE LID HAS A PICTURE OF A CIGARETTE ON IT. A SMALL SQUARE IS ALSO SEEN IN THE LOWER LEFT HAND SECTION. THE LID FLIPS OPEN WHEN A SMALL BUTTON IS PUSHED IN FRONT. AS IT FLIPS OPEN, A CIGARETTE HOLDER FLIPS TO THE SIDE, AND IS SITUATED SO TO PROVIDE A PLACE TO REST A BURNING CIGARETTE.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ALL OF THESE ARTIFACTS WOULD HAVE BEEN OWNED BY EITHER HAZEL RUTH MCNABBB AND HER MOTHER MRS. JOSEPH MCNABB (MAE). HOWEVER, MOST WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HAZEL. MOST PURCHASES WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE IN OR NEAR LETHBRIDGE OR FORT MACLEOD. THE DONOR WAS BORN IN 1912 IN FORT MACLEOD AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1946. FAMILY LIVED ALONG THE OLD MAN RIVER ACROSS FROM THE RESERVATION, MOTHER WAS FROM NEW YORK, AND AFTER MARRYING HER HUSBAND CAME TO ALBERTA TO RANCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, THE LATE MS. HAZEL MCNABB, PLEASE SEE THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. INCLUDED IN THE FILE, IS A 50 MIN INTERVIEW WITH MCNABB'S CLOSE FRIEND MARY OORDT FROM 20 MAY 2014.
Catalogue Number
P20010057036
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010078008
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
10.8
Width
10.8
Description
CLEAR GLASS; SQUARE. SIDES AND CORNERS ARE SLIGHTLY ROUNDED. EXTERIOR SIDES AND UNDERSIDE OF RIM HAVE ROUNDED VERTICAL RIDGES ON THEM. TOP SIDE OF RIM AND INSIDE ASHTRAY ARE SMOOTH. UNDERSIDE OF RIM HAS A FEW SMALL CHIPS IN IT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
BUSINESS
DOMESTIC
History
FROM THE CECIL CAFE, LOCATED AT 308 1ST AVENUE SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. THE CECIL HOTEL AND CAFE WERE FREQUENTED BY RETIREES AND TRANSIENTS, AS IT WAS LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE TRAIN TRACKS ON 1ST AVENUE SOUTH. THE FIRST MENTION OF THE 'FONG' NAME IN THE HENDERSON DIRECTORIES IS IN 1912, AND HAS JOE FONG LISTED UNDER CAFES & RESTAURANTS (NAME OF BUSINESS NOT INDICATED). JOE FONG WAS THE GRANDFATHER OF DONOR (LORNE FONG'S FATHER). THIS IS PERHAPS THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CECIL CAFE. THE JOE FONG CAFE IS LISTED IN 1913 AND FONG, JOE & CO UNDER RESTAURANTS IN 1914. IN 1917 IS THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE NAME CECIL CAFE. FROM 1917 TO 1934, THE CECIL CAFE WAS LISTED WITH DIFFERENT PROPRIETORS, INCLUDING JOE FONG, HUE LUNG (UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO DONOR), TOO FONG AND MRS J HOW FONG - ASSUMEDLY ALL THE SAME FAMILY. IN 1934 THERE IS NO MENTION OF THE CECIL CAFE, BUT THE CANADIAN CAFE IS IN ITS PLACE, WITH THE PROPRIETOR ELIZABETH LEE (DAUGHTER OF JOE FONG). THE CECIL CAFE REAPPEARS IN 1936, AGAIN LISTED WITH DIFFERENT PROPRIETORS, ALL BELONGING TO THE FONG FAMILY, INCLUDING LEE WAH FONG, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF JOE FONG. IN 1950, DONOR LORNE FONG BECOMES PROPRIETOR OF THE CAFE. THE LAST MENTION OF THE CECIL CAFE IS IN 1956; A NEW ADDITION WAS ADDED TO THE CAFE AND ITS EXISTING ROOMS, CREATING THE CECIL HOTEL WHICH WAS OPENED IN 1953 BY LORNE FONG. THE HOTEL IS LISTED IN THE DIRECTORIES UNTIL 1980, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1975-77. IN 1979 AND 1980, LORNE FONG IS NO LONGER LISTED AS PROPRIETOR OF THE HOTEL, BUT INSTEAD GEO ANDRICHUCK AND NICK HUSKA/FRED BAKER ARE MENTIONED INSTEAD. IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE HOTEL CLOSED IN 1980, BUT THE BUILDING REMAINED UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE FONG FAMILY. IN 2001/2 THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PURCHASED THE LAND ON WHICH THE HOTEL SITS, AND THE FONG FAMILY OFFERED OBJECTS IN THE BUILDING FOR DONATION AT THIS TIME. AFTER THE HOTEL CLOSED LORNE FONG CONTINUED ON WITH HIS SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A SALESMAN (GRANDMASTER SALESMAN STATUS) FOR GM (ENERSON MOTORS).
Catalogue Number
P20010078008
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
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