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Other Name
"MARQUIS HOTEL"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
2015
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20150037000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"MARQUIS HOTEL"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
2015
Materials
CERAMIC, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.08
Width
12.4
Description
BLACK, CERAMIC ASHTRAY. THE INSIDE OPENING OF THE ASHTRAY IS 6.4 CM. THE LETTERING ON THE TOP SAYS “THE MARQUIS HOTEL, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA.” THERE IS AN ABSTRACTED FLORAL DESIGN ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS LETTERING. THE FLOWERS ARE PAINTED RED AND THEIR STEMS PAINTED GREEN. THIS WORDING AND DESIGN REPEATS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE LETTERING ON THE BOTTOM SAYS, “MADE IN JAPAN 29.” VERY GOOD CONDITION. USED WITH SOME WEAR APPARENT. BLACK PAINT IS WEARING OFF ON SOME PARTS OF THE SURFACE. SIGNIFICANT WEAR TO THE RED AND GREEN PAINT OF THE DECALS.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
BUSINESS
History
ON DECEMBER 16, 2015, DONOR CHRIS MORRISON INFORMED COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN THAT SHE CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ASHTRAY WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND BECAME STEWARDS OF A WATERTON CABIN IN 1976. THE CABIN, LOCATED AT 103 CAMERON FALLS, WAS OWNED BY HER MOTHER-IN-LAW DOROTHY MORRISON (D. 1995). IT WAS AMONG ASSORTED FURNISHINGS LEFT BEHIND WHEN DOROTHY MOVED OUT AND CHRIS MOVED IN. THE DONOR’S RECOLLECTION OF THE ASHTRAY’S USE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO IT BECOMING HER PROPERTY WAS AS A CONTAINER. MORRISON SAID, “IT WAS IN A [CABIN] WASHSTAND AND USED TO HOLD LITTLE OBJECTS LIKE ROLLED UP KEROSENE LANTERN TAPE WICKS”. ACCORDING TO MORRISON, IT WAS ALSO KNOWN AS “GRANDPA’S ASHTRAY”. GRANDPA REFERS TO JAMES J. MORRISON OF LETHBRIDGE. “HE ONLY SMOKED CIGARS” SAID THE DONOR, WHEREAS HER MOTHER-IN-LAW DOROTHY DID NOT SMOKE AT ALL. THE ASHTRAY’S USE AS A CONTAINER FOR LANTERN WICKS AND SMALL ITEMS CONTINUED RIGHT UP TO THE DAY THAT IT WAS OFFERED TO THE GALT IN 2015. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, DOROTHY MORRISON, PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 26, 1995 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. JAMES JACOB MORRISON, DOROTHY’S FATHER-IN-LAW, PASSED ON FEBRUARY 18TH, 1975 AT AGE 93. THE ASHTRAY IS MARKED WITH “MARQUIS HOTEL,” WHICH COULD REFER TO THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL THAT OPENED IN JUNE 1928. REALIZING A NEED FOR A FIRST-CLASS HOTEL IN LETHBRIDGE, ESPECIALLY ONE WITH A BANQUET HALL, THE BUSINESSMEN OF THE BOARD OF TRADE COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO THE HOTEL IN 1927. AFTER ITS OPENING, THE BOARD OF TRADE WOULD HOLD THEIR REGULAR, NOON-HOUR MEETINGS AT THE HOTEL FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. THE HOTEL CLOSED ITS DOORS IN 1985 AND THE BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1988. THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND A WRITE-UP ABOUT THE HOTEL IN THE PUBLICATION TITLED "WHERE WAS IT? A GUIDE TO EARLY LETHBRIDGE BUILDINGS," BY IRMA DOGTEROM. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND A COPY OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLICATION CITED ABOVE.
Catalogue Number
P20150037000
Acquisition Date
2015-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POTTERY, VELOUR
Catalogue Number
P19960004007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
POTTERY, VELOUR
No. Pieces
12
Description
1. ASHTRAY. 2.7CM (H) X 17.9CM (L) X 13.7CM (W). ASHTRAY IS BROWN ON BOTTOM AND GREEN ON TOP, POTTERY HAS GLOSSY FINISH. IS AN ODD SHAPE THAT IS ALMOST TRIANGULAR. HAS TWO DEPRESSED TRIANGLES FOR TRAYS OPPOSITE EACH OTHER. ARE SEPARATED BY A RAISED MIDDLE WITH FIVE DEPRESSED GROOVES FOR PLACING CIGARETTES ON. BOTTOM IS CONVEX IN SHAPE WITH A DEPRESSED LINE THROUGH THE CENTRE WHERE CIGARETTES REST. HAS UNFINISHED RIM AND READS INSIDE "SUNBURST CANADA" WITH A CIRCLE WITH RADIATING LINES TO REPRESENT THE SUN. ON OTHER SIDE IS "107". FINISH IS WEARING OFF IN PLACES. 2. ASHTRAY: 21.5CM (L) X 20.3CM (W) X 3.1CM (H). POTTERY HAS AN ORANGE TOP WITH BROWN HIGHLIGHTS BOTTOM IS BROWN. IS TRAINGLE WITH CONCAVE MIDDLE. HAS RAISED EDGE AROUND MIDDLE WHERE FIFTEEN CIGARETTES CAN REST IN BETWEEN LONG PIECES OF THE EDGE. UNDERNEATH RAISES IN TWO LEVELS TOWARDS THE MIDDLE. HAS UNFINISHED RIM AND INSIDE READS "SUNBURST" WITH LOGO BELOW AND THEN "CANADA". AT BOTTOM READS "105". HAS MINOR CRACKS IN MIDDLE. 3. ASHTRAY: 30.1CM (L) X 16.7CM (W) X 3.5CM (H). ASHTRAY IS SHAPE OF WAVY BANNER/FLAG. MIDDLE IS YELLOW, GREEN, AND REDDISH-ORANGE DESIGN, IS SMOOTH AND SLOPES CONCAVE. REST IS BROWN WITH GLOSSY FINISH, HAS FOUR PARALLEL GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES ON EACH END. GROOVES ARE VISIBLE ON REVERSE, HAS UNFINISHED OVAL WITH FOUR KNOBS AS RIM. IN MIDDLE ENGRAVED IS "SUNBURST CANADA 33" WITH SUNBURST LOGO IN MIDDLE. 4. ASHTRAY: 16.2CM (W) X 30CM (L) X 3.5CM (H). IDENTICAL TO #1 EXCEPT IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT IN WAVY SHAPE. 5. ASHTRAY: 19.7CM (W) X 20.4CM (L) 3.5CM (H). TRIANGULAR ASHTRAY IS BROWN ON BOTTOM AND EDGES WITH CONCAVE MIDDLE. ON EACH ROUNDED POINT ARE TWO GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES. MIDDLE IS YELLOW, GREEN AND RED. ON REVERSE IS CONVEX WITH UNFINISHED CIRCLE RIM. READS "SUNBURST CANADA 12" WITH LOGO IN MIDDLE. HAS "2.00" IN BLACK FELT ON BOTTOM. HAS SMALL SOILING ALONG ONE CORNER. 6. ASHTRAY: 19.2CM (L) X 15.9CM (W) X 4CM (H). OVAL ASHTRAY IS BROWN ON BOTTOM AND DARK GREEN AND BROWN IN MIDDLE, POTTERY HAS GLOSSY, PEARL FINISH. IS CONCAVE WITH RAISED DIAGONAL PEAK IN MIDDLE WITH FIVE GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES MOLDED IN PEAK. ON REVERSE IS TWO SEMI-CIRCLE UNFINISHED RIMS. READS "SUNBURST CANADA" WITH LOGO ON ONE SIDE, MIDDLE IS A DEEP GROOVE WHERE PEAK IS, AND ON OPPOSITE SIDE IS "106". FINISH IS WEARING OFF IN SPOTS. HAS SMALL CIRCULAR DENTS IN POTTERY. 7. ASHTRAY: 22.2CM (L) X 11.9CM (W) X 4.8CM (H). RECTANGULAR TRAY IS BROWNISH-ORANGE ON BOTTOM WITH TWO PARALLEL UNFINISHED LEGS RUNNING THE WIDTH OF THE TRAY. HAS "SUNBURST CANADA 18" WITH THE LOGO ENGRAVED ONTO THE BACK. IS A CONVEX CURVE. ON TOP IS CONCAVE SLOPE OF RECTANGLE. ENDS ARE PART OF SLOPE, LENGTH HAS WALLS UP WITH HANDLE/LIPS IN MIDDLE ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER. HAS FOUR GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES ON EACH LIP. HAS MINOR FLAWS ON TRAY. IS LOSING FINISH IN SPOTS. 8. ASHTRAY: 33.3CM (L) X 14.7CM (W) X 3.3CM (H). POTTERY IS A GREENISH-BROWN ON BOTTOM AND HAS THIS COLOUR MIXED WITH LIME-GREEN INSIDE. IS AN ODD SHAPE WHICH LOOKS GENERALLY LIKE A RECTANGLE WITH FIVE POINTS. SIDES SLOPE DOWN WITH A FLAT SURFACE THAT HAS A RAISED ZIG-ZAG PATTERN IN MIDDLE (LOOKS LIKE AN "M" WITH LONG LINES AT BEGINNING AND END OF LETTER). UNDERNEATH HAS RAISED UNFINISHED RIM WITH KNOBS. READS IN CORNER "SUNBURST CANADA 15" WITH THE LOGO ON THE LEFT. HAS SMALL HOLES IN POTTERY. 9. ASHTRAY: 33.6CM (L) X 14.9CM (W) X 3.6CM (H). ASHTRAY IS SIMILAR TO #8 EXCEPT SWIRL PATTERN OF LIME GREEN ON SURFACE IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT AND LIGHTER. ALSO UNFINISHED RIM IS COVERED IN BLUE VELOUR AND READS "1.50" IN BLACK MARKER ON BOTTOM. VELOUR HAS LOOSE THREADS, SOME SOILING ON SURFACE. 10. ASHTRAY: 14.2CM (L) X 14.2CM (W) X 3.7CM (H). YELLOW-BROWN-GREEN SQUARE ASHTRAY HAS LIME GREEN EDGES. SURFACE IS FLAT WITH A MAPLE LEAF IMAGE MADE OF EQUILATERAL TRIANGLES THAT ARE BOTH ENGRAVED AND ETCHED. ETCHED ALONG BOTTOM IS "1867 1967". ON BOTTOM IS A SQUARE UNFINISHED RIM. ENGRAVED IN MIDDLE IS "SUNBURST CANADA". TOP LEFT CORNER IS CRACKED AND HAS BEEN GLUED TOGETHER, PIECES ARE MISSING. 11. ASHTRAY: 42.8CM (L) X 19.1CM (W) X 4.5CM (H). GREEN AND BLUE TRAY IS OVAL WITH POINTED ENDS AND HAS SMALL POINT ALONG ONE LENGTH SIDE. HAS RAISED RIDGE IN MIDDLE WITH FIVE GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES. SURFACE IS A SOLID DARK BLUE. BOTTOM HAS TWO LONG UNFINISHED RIMS WITH FOUR KNOBS ON BOTH. READS "SUNBURST CANADA 11" WITH LOGO ON LEFT. HAS DEEP GROOVE WHERE RIDGE IS ON TOP. HAS LONG CHIP OUT OF RIM. MINOR SOILING ON TOP. 12. ASHTRAY: 28.2CM (L) X 18.2CM (W) X 4.1CM (H). GENERALLY OVAL TRAY IS WIDER ON ONE SIDE THAN THE OTHER. ON WIDE SIDE HAS A ROUNDED BULGE WITH A TRIANGLE IN IT THAT READS "AUTOLEC". IN MIDDLE IS RAISED AREA THAT HAS FOUR GROOVES ON TOP FOR CIGARETTES. ON BOTTOM MIDDLE IS INDENTED AND HAS LOGO THAT READS "22 SUNBURST CANADA". ON BACK OF BULGE ENGRAVED IS "AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE COMPANY, LIMITED 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1918-1968". PIN-HOLES IN BACK AND A FEW ON TOP.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
INDUSTRY
History
FOR MORE HISTORY ON SUNBURST COMPANY OPERATION, SEE P19960004001-GA AND PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. ON 26 NOVEMBER 2018, SCHAMUHN INTERVIEWED RUTH DAW REGARDING HER PRREVIOUS DONATIONS. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: ON THE DONATION OF MEDALTA POTTERY, DAW RECOUNTED HER MEMORIES OF MEDALTA: “I WORKED AT MEDALTA POTTERY THE SUMMER BETWEEN GRADE 11 AND GRADE 12.” “I ACTUALLY WORKED [FOR] TEN DOLLARS A WEEK! AND WE WORKED [WITH] PRISONERS OF WAR. THEY WORE BLUE SHIRTS AND THEY DID THE HEAVY WORK—BLUE SHIRTS WITH A BIG RED CIRCLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR BACKS.” “IT WAS REALLY GOOD. IT WAS VERY HOT. WE HAD TO RIDE OUR BICYCLE ALL OVER THE FLATS.” “THEY PUT THE GLOSSY COAT ON AND THEN YOU HAVE TO SPONGE THE BOTTOM OFF, SO THAT THE GLOSSY COAT DIDN’T STICK. SO THAT’S WHAT I WAS DOING. WORKING WITH THAT AND DIPPING AND WORKING…AND STACKING AND IF THERE WAS SOME STUFF THAT HAD TO BE CLEANED UP, THAT’S BASICALLY WHAT I WAS DOING AS WELL. AT THAT TIME IT WAS QUITE A PRIMITIVE SET-UP AND THEY DIDN’T PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES VERY MUCH AT ALL. THE WAGES WERE VERY POOR BUT IT WAS A JOB.” “WE WERE DOING THE HEAVY RESTAURANT WARE, THE WHITE WITH THE GREEN LITTLE CIRCLE AROUND IT, WHICH THEY DON’T MAKE ANYMORE, [BECAUSE] THEY DON’T REALLY NEED TO HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT ANYMORE. THEN WHEN THESE THINGS CAME FOR SALE, OF COURSE I KNEW WHERE THEY WERE [FROM] AND WHAT THEY CAME FOR.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER MOTIVATION TO COLLECT MEDALTA POTTERY, DAW ELABORATED, “I HAD A SPECIAL COLLECTION. I WAS COLLECTING…BECAUSE I KNEW WHERE THEY WERE [FROM], I KNEW HOW THEY WERE MADE. AND I’D ACTUALLY HELPED THEM MAKING SOME OF THEM AND SO I WAS JUST DOING IT FOR A COLLECTION AND THEN I DECIDED I’M GOING TO MAKE THE MOVE. MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY…ABOUT TWENTY YEARS AGO AND I HAD TO MOVE TO A SMALLER PLACE SO I HAD TO PRETTY WELL GET RID OF EVERYTHING AND THAT’S WHEN I TRIED TO FIND [THE COLLECTION] A GOOD HOME. BUT YOU DON’T REALLY SEE THEM ON THE SHELVES ANYMORE.” “I HAD WORKED IN MEDALTA AND I WAS INTERESTED IN THE TYPES OF [POTTERY], I THOUGHT THEY WERE DECORATIVE AND I USED THEM FOR THAT. I WOULD HAVE THEM FOR A DISPLAY OR FOR EVEN ON THE WALL. JUST AS AN EXAMPLE OF LOCAL POTTERY.” “I WOULD JUST PICK THEM UP – THEY WERE KEPT ON THE SALE RACKS IN THE ‘70S AND THE ‘80S BECAUSE THEY REALLY WEREN’T BEING USED ANYMORE.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HAVING THE POTTERY IN HER HOME, DAW RECALLED, “I HAD LITTLE KIDS SO YOU COULDN’T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING AROUND THEM THAT WAS REALLY BREAKABLE. I DON’T KNOW [IF I] REALLY MADE MUCH USE OF THEM, BUT THEY WERE DECORATIVE. THE HOUSES WERE TOO SMALL TO HAVE VERY MUCH AROUND IF YOU HAD SMALL CHILDREN AROUND.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960004001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19960004007
Acquisition Date
1996-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19950073001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.1
Diameter
9.1
Description
CLEAR GLASS HAS BROWNISH TINT. IS PUCK SHAPED WITHOUT A TOP. BOTTOM HAS NUMEROUS RAISED RINGS WHICH HAVE THE SMALLER CIRCLES BEING ENCIRCLED BY THE LARGER ONES. ON SIDES HAS GREEN, READS "ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GIFTWARE AT WHOLESALE PRICES" THREE TIMES. ONCE READS "PHONE 328-6661 328-6662", READS TWICE "426-6 ST SOUTH LETHBRIDGE-ALTA.". HAS SMALL STARS AND DOTS FOR DECORATION. ON TOP EDGE ARE THREE GROOVES FOR CIGARETTES TO REST. IS SCRATCHED, SURFACE DIRT ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073001
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHINA, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CHINA, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Description
1. 13CM (L) X 13CM (W) X 2.5CM (H). WHITE CHINA SQUARE ASHTRAY HAS PINK, BLUE AND YELLOW FLOWERS ON BROWN AND GREEN FOLIAGE WITH BIRD PATTERN. EDGE IS GREEN AND SCALLOPED. SIDES SLOPE UP AND OUT GENTLY WITH BOTTOM BEING FLAT. BOTTOM READS "OLD FOLEY JAMES KENT LTD STAFFORDSHIRE MADE IN ENGLAND CHINESE ROSE". HAS "SQUARE 4" ENGRAVED ON BOTTOM. HAS GREEN PAPER STICKER ON FRONT THAT READS "EATON'S 4L 252 2.95 EA". 2. 10.7CM (L) X 10.7CM (W) X 2.2CM (H). IDENTICAL TO #1 EXCEPT SMALLER. ALSO, TAG READS "2.50 EA". PATTERN IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. 3. 12.9CM (W) X 12.9CM (L) X 3CM (H). SIMILAR TO #1 EXCEPT IS ROUND WITH ONE SECTION OF THE SIDE NOT BEING SCALLOPED, BUT PROTRUDES OUT. ALSO DOES NOT HAVE "SQUARE 4" ENGRAVED ON BACK. HAS PAINT SPOT ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073002
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19950073003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.5
Length
19.2
Width
15.3
Description
GLASS ASHTRAY HAS THREE SECTIONS AND IS CONCAVE. IS "Y" OR LILLY SHAPED. EDGES ARE PINK AND MIDDLE HAS GREEN, BLUE, BROWN, AND RED ABSTRACT DESIGN. HAS SPARKLY PIECES OF FOIL UNDER GLOSSY FINISH. UNDERSIDE IS WHITE. TOP EDGES ARE CURVED AND SMOOTH WITH THREE PIECES GROOVING INWARDS TO CREATE THE "Y" SHAPE. ON BOTTOM IS GOLD AND RED RECTANGLE STICKER THAT READS "HAND MADE GENUINE VENETIAN VETRO ARTISTICO VENEZINO GLASS MADE IN MURANO ITALY". HAS SMALL SCRATCH ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
MURANO IS A SMALL VENETIAN ISLAND THAT IS WORLD FAMOUS FOR ITS GLASS BLOWING TECHNIQUES AND ABILITIES. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073003
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Length
10.4
Width
10.4
Description
HEAVY GLASS ASHTRAY IS LIGHT TO DARK GREEN WITH BRONZE COLOURED HIGHLIGHTS. IS CUBED TRAPEZOID WITH TOP BEING WIDER THAN THE BOTTOM. MIDDLE HAS CONCAVE DIAGONAL OVAL WITH ROUNDED POINTS ON TWO OPPOSITE SIDES FOR CIGARETTES TO REST ON. ON BOTTOM IS BLUE STICKER THAT READS IN BLACK AND PEN "D1H ASH-DOWNS 3.50". HAS SMALL GROOVES ON OTHERWISE FLAT AND SMOOTH SIDES. INSIDE OVAL IS RED ROUND STICKER WITH SCALLOPED EDGES AND BLUE RIBBON ACROSS. READS "HAND MADE VENETIAN GLASS IN ITALY".
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Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073004
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950073005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
CERAMIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
10
Length
12
Width
10.3
Description
CERAMIC ASHTRAY HAS TEAR-DROP CREAM COLOURED BASE WITH SCALLOPED EDGE AROUND THE WIDE PART FOR CIGARETTES TO REST ON. ON THE NARROW PART IS SITTING AN OFF-WHITE BULLDOG WITH A BROWN COLLAR AND A LOP-SIDED NAVYBLUE HAT THAT HAS A BLUE BAND THAT READS "HMS.". BASE IS CONCAVE ON WIDER PART AND HAS A TINGE OF BLUE IN THE MIDDLE. THE PART THE DOG IS SITTING ON IS FLAT AND IS A DARKER BROWN COLOUR. ALONG BASE HAS WHITE RECTANGULAR STICKER THAT READS "1HX". UNDERNEATH HAS RED "14" AND STAMPED "BESWICK ENGLAND". HAS SMALL HOLE IN NARROW POINT. BASE IS SLIGHTLY SOILED.
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HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073005
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CIGAR ASHTRAY
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19980077001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CIGAR ASHTRAY
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1975
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
7
Length
28.6
Width
25
Description
BROWN CERAMIC CIGAR ASHTRAY. SHAPED AS BEAR PAW, WITH FIVE CLAWS AT ONE END AND NINE NOTCHES FOR CIGARS AT OPPOSITE END. ASHTRAY HAS SOME LIGHTER BROWN COLORING AROUND EDGES AND TEXTURED PARTS OF TRAY. NO MARKINGS.
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HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
INDUSTRY
History
MANUFACTURED BY LETHBRIDGE'S SUNBURST POTTERY, WHERE DONOR WORKED AS FLOOR MANAGER UNTIL PLANT CLOSED IN 1975. FOR MORE HISTORY ON SUNBURST COMPANY OPERATION, SEE P19960004001-GA AND PERMANENT FILE. IN 1960, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN RALPH THRALL FOUNDED SUNBURST CERAMICS. A NUMBER OF PROMINENT ALBERTA STUDIO POTTERS WORKED AT SUNBURST, WHERE THEY DEVELOPED VARIOUS LINES OF ARTWARE. HOWEVER, THEY WERE FRUSTRATED BY THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE WHICH LEFT LITTLE ROOM FOR NEW DESIGN WORK. THRALL RELIED ON THE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS OF CROCKS AND MIXING BOWLS, AND SEEMED RELUCTANT TO TRY MORE CREATIVE DESIGNS. HE INVESTED HEAVILY IN UPGRADING THE PLANT’S MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, BUT FINALLY REALIZED THAT THE OLD FACTORY WAS NOT SUITED TO MODERN PRODUCTION. IN 1966 HE RELOCATED THE COMPANY TO NEW PREMISES IN LETHBRIDGE, WHERE SUNBURST OPERATED UNTIL 1975. MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL MACHINERY AND THE OLD MEDALTA MOULDS WERE ACQUIRED BY ANOTHER POTTERY. MEDALTA (1966) LTD. WHICH SET UP IN REDCLIFF. THERE, SEVERAL FORMER MEDALTA EMPLOYEES REVIVED THE PRODUCTION OF CROCKS, MIXING BOWLS AND TEAPOTS. THE COMPANY FINALLY WENT OUT OF BUSINESS IN 1986. THRALL SOLD THE MEDALTA PLANT TO EARTHEX RESOURCES IN 1976, A REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT FIRM WHICH PROMOTED THE SITE AS INDUSTRIAL AND WAREHOUSE SPACE. IN 1990, THE CITY OF MEDICINE HAT ACQUIRED THE PROPERTY AND LEASED IT TO THE FRIENDS OF MEDALTA SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19980077001
Acquisition Date
1999-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19990009048
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RUBBER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Diameter
14.8
Description
ASHTRAY CONSISTS OF BLACK RUBBER MINIATURE TIRE WITH GLASS CENTRE. TIRE EMBOSSED ON BOTH SIDES, "GOODYEAR NYLON TUBELESS CUSTOM SUPER CUSHION 8.00-14 4 PLY". YELLOW DECAL ON GLASS CENTER, WITH GOOD YEAR LOGO.
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HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ASHTRAY SAT ON ARTHUR'S DESK AT BUSINESS ON SHERLOCK BLOCK, FOR CUSTOMER USE. 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
P19990009048
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041477
  1 image  
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.
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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
Images
Less detail

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