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Other Name
P19683475000-GA
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MAHOGANY, BAMBOO, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19780225000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19683475000-GA
Date
1900
Materials
MAHOGANY, BAMBOO, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
33.0
Width
16.8
Description
STRAPPED ON CORNERS WITH BRASS STRIPS & NAILS, FOR REINFORCEMENT. THE BRASS STRIP IS MISSING FROM THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER. ALSO THE DOVETAIL JOINT IS LOOSE IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER. NAILS MISSING FROM LEFT SIDE BRASS STRAPS. ABACUS IS COMPLETE WITH ALL WOODEN COUNTERS. BACK OF RIGHT SIDE IS CUT IN, E.G. THE RIGHT SIDE PIECE IS HALF THE THICKNESS (1.6 CM) OF THE OTHER SIDE PIECES. THE BACK INSIDE EDGE OF THE OTHER THREE SIDE PIECES ARE GROOVED, PRESUMABLY THIS WAS TO ALLOW FOR A SLIDING PIECE TO BE INSERTED FROM THE RIGHT AS A BACKPIECE. THIS BACK PIECE IS MISSING. BACK EDGE OF CENTRE BRACE PIECE SPLIT.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
LEONG WAY BORN IN CHINA IN 1879 & IMMIGRATED IN 1892. AROUND 1900 HE OPENED THE "BOW ON TONG CO." STORE (GOOD HEALTH MEDICINE STORE) IN VANCOUVER, B.C. AT 13 PENDER STREET WEST. LEONG WAY WAS A TRADITIONALLY TRAINED HERBALIST. THE STORE OPERATED AS A GROCERY-HERBALIST PREMISE. IN 1928 HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE & OPENED A HERBALIST SHOP UNDER THE SAME NAME. THIS SOON BECAME THE LARGEST CHINESE HERBALIST SHOP IN CANADA WITH ITEMS IMPORTED FROM CHINA. HE OPERATED THE SHOP UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1967. HIS SON, ALBERT NOW OPERATES THE SHOP. THE ABACUS WAS USED IN THE SHOP.
Catalogue Number
P19780225000
Acquisition Date
1978-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
EVAN WILLIAMS CAMOMILE RINSE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19810040000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVAN WILLIAMS CAMOMILE RINSE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
12
Length
15.0
Width
10.0
Description
12 PACKAGES OF HAIR RINSE. WHITE AND GREEN PACKAGE. "EVAN WILLIAMS CAMOMILE RINSE" "EVAN-WILLIAMS (CANADA) LTD. AGENTS FOR CANADA: PALMERS LTD.". SOME PACKAGES TORN. BACK OF PACKAGE GIVES DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT. PACKAGE SEALED IN REVERSE WITH ROUND UNION JACK LABEL W/ TEXT "MADE IN ENGLAND", "EW CO LTD".
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
PURCHASED FROM MCCAFFREYS DRUGS BY TOM RANDALL ON BEHALF OF DONOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF A MUSEUM DISPLAY TO COMMEMORATE THE 75 ANNIVERSARY OF ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P19810040000
Acquisition Date
1981-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MINIATURE SUGAR BAGS (5)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19990041007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE SUGAR BAGS (5)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
5
Height
0.3
Length
7.6
Width
4.9
Description
FIVE WHITE SATIN BAGS. ON THE FRONT OF EACH IS A BLUE LINE THAT GOES AROUND THE EDGE. THIS LINE IS DOUBLE ON TWO EDGES, WITHIN THE DOUBLE LINE IS "GRANULATED" IN RED. IN THE CENTER, OF THE FRONT, IS A BLUE MAPLE LEAF WITH A RED CIRCLE IN ITS CENTER. WITHIN THE CIRCLE READS "CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES". ABOVE THE MAPLE LEAF IS "FINE GRANULATED SUGAR" IN RED, AND BELOW THE MAPLE LEAF IS "CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES LTD RAYMOND, ALTA." IN BLUE. ALL OF THE BAGS ARE FRAYING ALONG THE TOP. ALL OF THE SEAMS ON ONE OF THE BAGS HAVE COME UNDONE. ANOTHER BAG HAS LOST ITS BOTTOM SEAM.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989.
Catalogue Number
P19990041007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (14) EATON'S BAGS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
14
Height
0.1
Length
21.7
Width
15.1
Description
14, IDENTICAL PLASTIC BAGS. WHITE. ON BOTH SIDES OF BAG ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY FROM TOP, THERE IS A RED STRIPE ABOVE A BLACK STRIPE; BELOW THIS ARE TWO NARROW RED STRIPES, AND BELOW THIS IS A WIDER BLACK STRIPE. ABOVE THE STRIPE IN BLACK IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, IN BLACK PRINT, IS "T 6 X 8 1/2". THERE ARE TWO SMALL HOLES IN TOP OF EACH BAG.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061012
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOPPING BAGS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.0
Length
56.5
Width
48.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. ON FRONT AND BACK OF EACH BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A YELLOW CIRCLE (SUN). OVERLAYING THIS ARE TWO WHITE CLOUDS WITH BLUE LININGS, AND A BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED RECTANGULAR SHAPE, WITH ONE SCALLOPED EDGE. UNDERNEATH THIS, IN BLUE, IS "EATON". BAG HAS TWO STRAPS FOR HANDLES. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH A BAR CODE ON IT; THE OTHER SIDE READS "MERIDIAN PROMO. PROD. INC. VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA TEL:(604) 732-9021 100% COTTON/COTON", FOLLOWED BY CARE INSTRUCTIONS, IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061013
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
50.8
Width
27.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, WHITE COTTON. HAS TWO GREEN STRAPS FOR HANDLES. ON FRONT OF BAG, IN SILKSCREEN, IS A DESIGN. IT CONSISTS OF AN ORANGE AND PINK SUN, A PURPLE AND PINK BEACH BALL, TWO GREEN TREES, AN ORANGE WOMAN, A BODY OF PURPLE WATER, A PINK FISH, A TURQUOISE STAR, AND TWO PURPLE SWIRL DESIGNS. BELOW THIS IN PURPLE IS "EATON". ON BACK OF BAG, ACROSS THE BOTTOM, IS A LINE OF SHAPES OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG THAT READS "MERIDIAN VANCOUVER, BC CANADA TEL:604/732-9021 FAX:604/736-4910 MADE IN CHINA". BAG APPEARS UNUSED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061014
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.0
Length
53.8
Width
48.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. FRONT AND BACK HAVE SAME DESIGN. A BURGUNDY STRIPE, ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE, ABOVE TWO NARROW BURGUNDY STRIPES, AND ABOVE A NAVY BLUE STRIPE. ABOVE ALL OF THIS IN NAVY BLUE IS "EATON'S GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED". ON TOP LEFT CORNER IS A NAVY BLUE RECTANGLE WITH WHITE PRINT. IT HAS WITHIN IT, THREE DOVES WHOSE TAILS FORM A MAPLE LEAF, SURROUNDED WITH "ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE CHOIX ENVIRONNEMENTAL". BELOW THIS READS "REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG SAC A EMPLETTES REUTILISABLE M-AN OFFICAL MARK OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA M-MARQUE OFFICIELLE D'ENVIRONNEMENT CANADA". INSIDE BAG IS A WHITE TAG WITH GREEN PRINT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061015
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COTTON SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
53.0
Width
48.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, UNBLEACHED COTTON. OFF-WHITE. ONE SIDE OF BAG IS 1/2 COVERED WITH A LIGHT BLUE RECTANGLE, WITH A LIGHT GREEN DESIGN WITHIN IT. DESIGN CONSISTS OF THE OUTLINES OF A FLOWER, A FISH, A LEAF, A BIRD, WAVES, AND BELOW THIS IS A HAND. BELOW THIS READS "EATON" IN LIGHT GREEN. OTHER SIDE OF BAG IS 1/2 COVERED WITH A LIGHT GREEN RECTANGLE, WITH A LIGHT BLUE DESIGN WITHIN IT. DESIGN CONSISTS OF THE OUTLINES OF BIRDS, LEAVES, FISH, FLOWERS, AND HANDS. BELOW THIS READS "EATON" IN LIGHT BLUE. BAG HAS ONE BLUE, AND ONE GREEN STRAP TO FORM HANDLES. HAS A WHITE TAG INSIDE WITH BARCODE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS IN BLACK PRINT.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061016
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990061017
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
89.4
Width
46.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, DARK BLUE PLASTIC. ON CENTRE OF BOTH SIDES, IN GOLD, IS "EATON'S". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, IN GOLD, IS "T18 X 10 1/2 X 36". SIDES OF BAG FOLD INWARDS, SO THAT WHEN BAG IS FILLED IT EXPANDS AT THE SIDES. BAG HAS SMALL PINHOLES ALONG TOP EDGE. BAG HAS FOLD MARKS, BUT APPEARS TO BE UNUSED.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061017
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ASSORTED PAPER BAGS (4)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061036
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ASSORTED PAPER BAGS (4)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. 0.1CM(H) X 27.2CM(L) X 17.8CM(W). RECTANGULAR, PAPER BAG. BASE COLOUR OF BAG IS LIGHT GREENISH-BROWN. BAG HAS A REPEATING PATTERN ON OUTSIDE. PATTERN IS FAINT WHITE CIRCLES, WITHIN WHICH ARE FAINT WHITE DIAMONDS, WITH A LIGHT GREENISH-BROWN OUTLINE AROUND THEM. ON FRONT AND BACK OF BAG IS A DARK GREEN RECTANGLE, WITH "EATON'S" IN IT, IN WHITE. PRINTED ON BOTTOM ON ONE SIDE, IN FAINT WHITE IS " 7 X 9.5 .0825". ONE SIDE OF BAG EXTENDS SLIGHTLY OVER THE OTHER, AT THE TOP, AND IS ROUNDED AT TOP. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS JAGGED. 2. 0.1CM(H) X 24.4CM(L) X 15.0CM(W). RECTANGULAR, PAPER BAG. BASE COLOUR OF BAG IS NAVY BLUE. BAG HAS LIGHT BLUE, WAVY LINES, THAT CROSS EACH OTHER, ALL OVER OUTSIDE OF BAG. PRINTED ON FRONT, IN LIGHT BLUE, IS "EATON'S OF CANADA". PRINTED ON BOTTOM OF BACK, IN LIGHT BLUE, IS "6X9". BACK SIDE OF BAG EXTENDS SLIGHTLY OVER THE OTHER, AT THE TOP, AND IS SLIGHTLY ROUNDED AT TOP. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS JAGGED. 3. 0.1CM(H) X 39.4CM(L) X 17.7CM(W). RECTANGULAR, PAPER BAG. OUTSIDE OF BAG IS BLACK. PRINTED ON FRONT AND BACK, IN WHITE SCRIPT, IS "TIMOTHY E.". ONE SIDE OF BAG EXTENDS SLIGHTLY OVER THE OTHER, AT THE TOP, AND IS CURVED AT THE TOP. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS JAGGED. INSIDE OF BAG IS WHITE. 4. SAME AS ABOVE.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061036
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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