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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19672879000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WICKER, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
112.0
Length
111.0
Width
34.6
Diameter
30.5
Description
STEEL FRAME, PAINTED YELLOW. WOODEN WHEELS. WICKER BODY AND HOOD, LINED IN YELLOW CORDUROY. FOOT REST IN BOTTOM OF BODY, SLIDING COVER, ADJUSTABLE BACK, REMOVABLE BODY LINER. REMOVABLE HOOD. LABEL ON BOTTOM PARTIALLY TORN OFF "TORONTO...ENDRON...CANADA...RADE MARK...REG." WHEEL CAP MISSING FROM TWO WHEELS. CONDENSED RUBBER WHEELS; CRACKED, WORN, BENT. DOWEL MISSING FROM BACK REST. CORDUROY STAINED AND COMING OFF IN PLACES.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
USED BY THE VAN HORNE FAMILY OF LETHBRIDGE. *20 SEPTEMBER 2013 UPDATE: ON 14 AUGUST 2012, TECH KEVIN MACLEAN VISITED THE HOME OF MRS. MIRIAM SMITH (NEE CRIGHTON) TO PROGRESS HER INTENT TO OFFER A CHILDHOOD BABY CARRIAGE TO THE MUSEUM. SMITH IS THE DAUGHTER OF MRS. “RENE” CHRISTIANA CRIGHTON (D. 2004) WHO WAS THE DAUGHTER OF LATE 1890S LETHBRIDGE-REGION PIONEER FAMILY CHARLES AND MARGARET VAN HORNE. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARLES VAN HORNE SUPPLIED WATER AND ICE FOR MANY YEARS TO THE INHABITANTS OF LETHBRIDGE. THREE (3) MUSEUM DONATIONS WERE MADE BY CHRISTIANA “RENE” CRIGHTON ON BEHALF OF THE VAN HORNE FAMILY IN THE 1960S. LATER CRIGHTON MADE A FURTHER THREE (3) PERSONAL DONATIONS. IN 2012, MIRIAM SMITH WAS ASKED ABOUT HOW VAN HORNE AND CRIGHTON FAMILY HEIRLOOMS SURVIVED TO BE DONATED TO WHICH SHE REPLIED, “MY MOTHER (CRIGHTON) WAS A GREAT ONE FOR OLD THINGS … OLD THINGS WERE VERY IMPORTANT TO HER.” THE 2012 DOLL CARRIAGE OFFER (UNACCEPTED), FOR EXAMPLE, SURVIVED BECAUSE, “IF SHE (CRIGHTON) HADN’T PUT IT AWAY, I PROBABLY WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD IT … IT WAS HER THAT PUT IT AWAY, AND THEN I INHERITED IT AGAIN.” ACCORDING TO SMITH, THE VAN HORNES (GRANDPARENTS) LIVED ON THE CORNER OF 5TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET. SHE RECALLED A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AS BEING LOCATED “RIGHT NEXT TO THE OLD VAN HORNE HOUSE” GROWING UP, SAYING, “IT WAS “A BIG, BRICK HOUSE … AND THAT’S WHERE THEY LIVED”. SHE CALLED THEM MOTHER VAN HORNE AND DADDY VAN HORNE HER GRANDPARENTS “LETHBRIDGE ICE HOUSE” WAS WHERE THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING IS, ACROSS FROM THE HUDSON’S BAY. AS KIDS, SHE REMEMBERED GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER WHEN THEY WERE CUTTING ICE. “I REMEMBER US SKATING ON THE OLDMAN RIVER WHEN THEY WERE PUTTING UP ICE” SHE SAID, “WE JUST ALWAYS HAD LOTS OF FUN AS KIDS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VAN HORNE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE THE ELECTRONIC AND PERMANENT FILES OF DONATIONS P19672878000 AND P19651981000. REFERENCED FILES INCLUDE A TRANSCRIPTION OF AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE VAN HORNE’S GRANDDAUGHTER MIRIAM SMITH IN 2012. **UPDATE 7 APRIL 2020: GALT COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A RELEVANCY AUDIT OF THE MUSEUM’S ASHTRAY COLLECTION, INCL. AN EXAMPLE DONATED BY RENE CRIGHTON (NEE VAN HORNE). THE AUDIT LED PUNDYK TO INTERVIEW MS. MIRIAM SMITH, RENE CRIGHTON’S DAUGHTER, ON 11 OCTOBER 2018 TO LEARN IF SHE HAD SPECIFIC MEMORIES OF THE ASHTRAY AS WELL AS SEVERAL OTHER OBJECTS DONATED BY RENE ON HER MATERNAL FAMILY’S BEHALF, INCL.: LANTERN (P19640938000); IRON BRANDING IRON (P19651593000); CROCK (P19662286000); LAMP SHADE (P19672867000); SIDEBOARD (P19672878000); BABY CARRIAGE (P19672879000); HAND PLANTER (P19694614000); ASHTRAY (P19780033000). PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE TO ACCESS THE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19672879000
Acquisition Date
1967-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19960012000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, OAK
No. Pieces
1
Height
122.5
Length
50.8
Width
41.2
Description
UPRIGHT OAK DOLLY WITH STEEL PANELS ON FRONT OF RUNGS AND STRUTS. TWO STEEL WHEELS AND AXEL AT BOTTOM, WITH BENT STEEL RODS BELOW HANDLES WHICH ACT AS LEGS WHEN DOLLY IS POSITIONED HORIZONTALLY. STEEL PARTS PAINTED GREEN, WITH SOME PAINT CHIPPED AND WORN OFF, ESPECIALLY ON WHEELS. STENCILLED IN BLACK ON TOP RUNG IS "01-2", WITH "70 LBS." ON SECOND RUNG. BOTH SIDES OF DOLLY PAINTED WITH RED RECTANGLE READING "THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS-MORSE COMPANY LIMITED". NAMEPLATE ON INSIDE OF LEFT HANDLE READS "MANUFACTURED BY THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS-MORSE COMPANY LIMITED" WITH LIST OF CANADIAN CITIES. WHITE PAINT SPLATTER ON LEFT HANDLE. WOOD SURFACE IS SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT, AND STEEL PARTS HAVE CONSIDERABLE CORROSION WHERE PAINT HAS WORN.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FOUND BY DONOR IN MINE ON HIS SUMMER PROPERTY IN THE BEAVER MINES AREA. MINE WAS ABANDONED AFTER WWII DUE TO LOW GRADE OF COAL. ITEMS SALVAGED BY DONOR PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE U OF L (PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR) TO THE WEST COAST IN 1996.
Catalogue Number
P19960012000
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
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