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Other Name
AUTOMATIC DRILL IN CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, CARDBOARD, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19990038037
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AUTOMATIC DRILL IN CASE
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, CARDBOARD, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
3
Height
3.5
Length
26.2
Width
3.5
Description
1. DRILL - SILVER AND BLACK. BAKELITE HANDLE. THE END OF THE HANDLE ROTATES TO REVEAL EIGHT DIFFERENT HOLES, WITHIN WHICH ARE EIGHT DRILL BITS. ETCHED BELOW THIS ROTATABLE PIECE ARE THE NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 8, AND "MILLERS FALLS CO GREENFIELD MASS, MADE IN USA NO.188A". THERE IS ALSO A SMALL SILVER KNOB THAT MOVES VERTICALLY, TO LOCK AND RELEASE ROTATING END. 2. BOX - 2 PIECES. CARDBOARD. LID IS RED. A GOLD LABEL ON LID READS IN BLACK "ONE AUTOMATIC DRILL WITH BAKELITE MAGAZINE HANDLE CONTAINING 8 DRILL POINTS MADE IN U.S.A. BY MILLERS FALLS COMPANY, GREENFIELD, MASS.". GOLD LABEL ON ONE SIDE OF LID AS WELL.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRADES
History
BELONGED TO FRED A. EWING. BAKELITE HANDLE SUGGESTS TIME PERIOD BEFORE WWII, AFTER WHICH BAKELITE WAS LARGELY REPLACED. SEE P19990038001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990038037
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041852
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.5
Length
143.1
Width
24
Description
SHOVEL HAS WORN AND CRACKED WOODEN HANDLE WITH EXTREMELY CORRODED SPADE SHOVEL BLADE. BLADE HAS BLUNTED CURVE WITH POCKED EDGE FROM CORROSION. MIDDLE HAS 6CM WIDE SECTION WRAPPED WITH BLACK PLASTIC TAPE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
SHOVEL WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER WHO WAS AN AVID GARDENER IN HIS SPARE TIME. 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. THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: “OUR FAMILY MOVED INTO THE HOUSE AT 1664 W. 64TH AVE., IN THE MARPOLE DISTRICT OF SOUTH VANCOUVER IN THE MID-1930’S. (MY SISTER, JOY NOZOMI, WAS BORN ON JUNE 6, 1935. I BELIEVE HER CHILDHOOD MEMORIES BEGIN IN THIS HOUSE). I PERCEIVED THAT HE HAD SOME SKILLS WITH VARIOUS TOOLS, ESPECIALLY JAPANESE ONES, SUCH AS AN AUGER-LIKE DRILL WHICH HE TWIRLED BETWEEN HIS PALMS. HE LIKED TO DO GARDENING. HE SHOWED ME HOW TO HANDLE A PICK, SHOVEL, AND HOE, TURNING THE SOD, AND BREAKING UP AND SEPARATING CLODS OF EARTH FROM CRAB GRASS AND WEEDS LIKE DANDELIONS, PREPARING VIRGIN LAND SO THAT POTATOES, FOR EXAMPLE, COULD BE PLANTED AS THE CROP TO PREPARE THE SOIL FOR OTHER USES. THE PLACES WE MOVED TO: SLOCAN CITY, AND COALDALE, HAD RICH SOILS THAT HAD BEEN EITHER LEFT FALLOW FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, OR WERE VIRGIN AREAS. IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA OF SLOCAN, POTENTIAL AREAS FOR GARDENING WERE VERY ROCKY. COALDALE HAD SMOOTH GUMBO SOIL WHICH TURNED INTO A STICKY CLAY-LIKE CONDITION WHEN IT RAINED, OR IRRIGATION WATER WAS ALLOWED TO POUR OVER THE LAND.”
Catalogue Number
P19970041852
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990020007
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1946
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Description
TWO BROWN LEATHER STRAPS. ONE STRAP IS 0.3CM(H) X 100.5CM(L) X 1.9CM(W). IT IS A LONG NARROW LEATHER STRAP. ONE END HAS 13 HOLES IN IT AT EQUAL INTERVALS THE OTHER END HAS A SINGLE HOLE IN IT WITH A SLOT EXTENDING FROM ONE SIDE OF HOLE. BOTH ENDS OF STRAP ARE POINTED. SECOND STRAP IS 1.0CM(H) X 45.3CM(L) X 2.8CM(W). THIS STRAP HAS A STEEL BUCKLE ON ONE END. IMPRESSED INTO UNDERSIDE OF BUCKLE IS "TAIWAN". OTHER END OF STRAP IS POINTED AND HAS A HOLE IN IT, WITH A SLOT EXTENDING FROM ONE SIDE OF HOLE. ON BACK OF STRAP IS "SHORT" WRITTEN IN BLACK FELT PEN.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
SEE P19990020001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF BOXER SHORTS DONATED BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, BRANCH #4. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALLAN MCKAGUE WAS BORN IN WEYBURN, SK ON JANUARY 4, 1919, THE SON OF LAWSON AND BEATRICE MCKAGUE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ON MAY 10, 1942, HE WAS MARRIED TO HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART NORMA DAHL AND THE COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR 63RD ANNIVERSARY IN 2005. ACCORDING TO ALLAN’S OBITUARY, HE “TRAINED AS AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC IN BURBANK, CA MOVING TO VANCOUVER TO WORK FOR BOEING AIRCRAFT. HE LATER SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY AT BOTH PETAWAWA AND KINGSTON, ON PRIOR TO BEING DEPLOYED TO LONDON, ENGLAND. AFTER THE WAR ALLAN WORKED IN MCKAGUE’S GENERAL STORE IN VICEROY, SK AND LATER FOR CONFEDERATION LINE.” ALLAN AND NORMA MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1972, WHERE ALLAN WORKED AT BENY’S CHEV OLDS UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1984. ALLAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON MARCH 6, 2006. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990020007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CRUMB BRUSH
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRISTLE
Catalogue Number
P19930031010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CRUMB BRUSH
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, BRISTLE
No. Pieces
1
Length
33.7
Width
1.8
Description
WOOD & BRISTLE BRUSH. HANDLE APPEARS HANDMADE, WHITTLED DOWN FROM A STICK TO CONFORM TO ROUNDED BRISTLE MOUNT. REAR PORTION OF BRISTLE MOUNT HAS BEEN ALTERED TO MATCH HANDLE. POSSIBLY A REPLACEMENT HANDLE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR IS DAUGHTER OF CHRIS GIBSON. MAKER UNKNOWN - POSSIBLY CHRIS GIBSON. PROBABLY USED AS A CRUMB BRUSH, TO SWEEP CRUMBS FROM A TABLECLOTH. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A STOLE DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DORIS BALCOVSKE (NEE GIBSON) IS THE DAUGHTER OF CHRISTIAN GIBSON AND LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). LINDA VICTORIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1886 AND WAS MARRIED IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ON JUNE 29, 1918 TO CHRISTIAN GIBSON. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN SEPTEMBER 1919. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, LINDA WAS INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT LETHBRIDGE INCLUDING: “THE MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER OF THE IODE, PAST REGENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CHAPTER OF THE IODE, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, A FORMER MEMBER OF LOBA, AN HONOURARY MEMBER OF THE BETA SIGMA PHI SOCIETY, A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF GIRL GUIDES, CANADIAN RED CROSS, AND ST. AUGUSTINE’S WA.” LINDA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 IN AUGUST 1965. CHRISTIAN “CHRIS” GIBSON WAS BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND IN 1887, WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE LONDON, ENGLAND AREA, AND ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB IN JUNE 1908. HE HELD A NUMBER OF POSITIONS AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, INCLUDING: DISTRICT CLERK FOR ALBERTA RAILWAYS AND IRRIGATION COMPANY; MANAGER OF FAIR GROUNDS FOR THE WORLD DRY FARMING CONGRESS IN 1912; OPERATOR OF THE CITY ZOO; A POSITION WITH THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICE, WHICH INVOLVED TESTING SCALES AND GASOLINE PUMPS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, CHRIS ALSO JOINED THE MILITIA AND IN 1914 ENLISTED WITH THE 20TH BATTERY, CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY. HE SERVED FOR 5 YEARS AS PAYMASTER, EVENTUALLY REACHING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. IN 1930, CHRIS RECEIVED THE VICTORIA DECORATION, FOR LONG SERVICE AS AN OFFICER. CHRIS AND LINDA WERE BOTH HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE RED CROSS. CHRIS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 26, 1971. HE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER, MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON. MAMIE GRACE ELLEN GIBSON WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY, ENGLAND ON JULY 29, 1892, THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF JOHN ANDREW AITKEN GIBSON AND LOUISA MARIA GIBSON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, SHE MOVED WITH HER PARENTS AND HER BROTHER FRED TO JOIN HER OTHER BROTHER CHRISTIAN. HER FATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1912 AND HER MOTHER IN 1943. MAMIE PASSED AT THE AGE OF 102 ON NOVEMBER 11, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PURSE AND HAIR ORNAMENTS DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. CONNECTIONS MADE WITH THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO ACQUIRE FURTHER ARTIFACT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DORIS BALCOVSKE'S OBITUARY WAS FOUND ON THE CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME'S WEBPAGE. IT STATES THAT SHE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1923. SHE WORKED FOR THE BANK OF MONTREAL FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL. SHE THEN WENT ON TO BECOME THE PROPRIETOR OF MARGO LADIES WEAR THROUGH THE 1950'S. SHE MARRIED HERB BALCOVSKE AND TOGETHER THEY HAD SANDRA BALCOVSKE AND MARCIA TAYLOR. DORIS PASSED AWAY ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT THE AGE OF 92 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980051003 FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19930031010
Acquisition Date
1993-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ROBERTSON COMBINATION SOCKET AND SLOT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970071032
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROBERTSON COMBINATION SOCKET AND SLOT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
24.5
Diameter
2.8
Description
COMBINATION SOCKET AND SLOT SCREWDRIVER WITH RED-PAINTED WOODEN HANDLE. STEEL SHANK WITH DIAMOND-CUT THREADED CHUCK. REMOVABLE TIP FITS INTO SLOT IN SHANK INCLUDES THREE INTERCHANGEABLE ROBERTSON TIPS, WITH FLAT HEADS ON REVERSE ENDS. SHANK STAMPED WITH "ROBERTSON COMBINATION SOCKET AND SLOT SCREW DRIVER PAT. 1930 P.L. ROBERTSON MFG. CO. LIMITED MILTON ONTARIO". HANDLE IS CRACKED SLIGHTLY AND PAINT IS CHIPPING AND WORN. SURFACE OF SHANK MARRED AND SCRATCHED.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER AS PROJECTIONIST TOOL WHILE WORKING AT THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071032
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970071046
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.7
Diameter
2
Description
FLAT-HEAD SCREWDRIVER WITH DARK-STAINED WOODEN HANDLE. SHALLOW VERTICAL GROOVES CUT INTO HANDLE, WHICH IS TAPERED NEAR BASE FOR GRIP. STEEL FERRULE AT JOINT OF HANDLE AND SHANK. STAMPED "STANLEY S.W. MADE IN CAN. HURWOOD".
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS A PROJECTIONIST WITH THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071046
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST TOOL
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970071049
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST TOOL
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
9.5
Width
0.8
Description
STEEL PUNCH WITH HEXAGONAL SHANK. ONE END HAS CYLINDRICAL SLOT CONTAINING REMOVABLE POINTED TIP. HORIZONTAL PORTION CUT OUT OF SHANK NEAR TIP. STAMPED INTO TOOL IS "PRESTO PAT. PEND - G".
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRADES
History
USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS A PROJECTIONIST FOR THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071049
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BRISTLE HAIR BRUSH
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970107021
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BRISTLE HAIR BRUSH
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
14
Height
3.3
Length
10
Width
5.2
Description
OVAL WOODEN BASED BRISTLE HAIR BRUSH. BASE IS SHELLACED AND HAS DARK SWIRLED MARK ON THE SURFACE. ITEM HAS BRISTLES BUT IT IS DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC. SHELLAC IS CRACKING IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE SURFACE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR ITEM WAS MADE BY A POW AT THE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP IN LETHBRIDGE DURING WORLD WAR II. ITEM WAS GIVEN TO DONOR'S BROTHER-IN-LAW WHILE DOING CONSTRUCTION WORK AT THE CAMP. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE. *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
P19970107021
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WING-NUT TOOL
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970106012
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WING-NUT TOOL
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
5
Width
3.6
Description
UNIDENTIFIED STEEL TOOL. INCLUDES WING-NUT STYLE HEAD STAMPED "GBD MADE IN ENGLAND" ON ONE SIDE; "GBD PAT. NO 2241.-D8" ON REVERSE. HOLLOW SHAFT EXTENDS BELOW HEAD, WITH TRIANGULAR PERFORATIONS, BENT OUTWARD AS SHORT SPIKES THROUGHOUT. TOOL MANUFACTURED OF TWO IDENTICAL PIECES, ATTACHED TOGETHER BY SMALL TABS AT SIDES OF HEAD AND BASE OF SHAFT. UPDATE 22 NOVEMBER 2012: THIS OBJECT WAS FOUND TO BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY ITS PROXIMITY TO CELLULOSE NITRATE TOOTHBRUSH (P19970073050) IN THE LATE SUMMER OF 2012. IT AND A HANDFUL OF OTHER OBJECTS SUFFERED CORROSION AS THE RESULT OF THE TOOTHBRUSH’S OFF GASSING OF NITRIC ACID. THE DETERMINATION OF A CAUSE OF THE CORROSION AND THE SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT OF AFFECTED OBJECTS WAS ASSISTED BY AN AUTHORITY AT THE CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE IN OTTAWA. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE OBJECTS’ TREATMENT, THE OBJECTS AFFECTED AND PRE & POST-TREATMENT PHOTOS, PLEASE SEE THIS OBJECT’S PERMANENT FILE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY?
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HERBERT T. HACKER. BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1910; MARRIED LINDA (NIEMAN) IN 1940. LIVED IN NEW WESTMINSTER WHEN SECOND WORLD WAR BROKE OUT. ENLISTED IN WEST COAST WESTMINSTER MOBILE REGIMENT AS AIR RAID WARDEN, THEN IN SEAFORTH REGIMENT. SENT OVERSEAS AND SERVED IN THE NETHERLANDS. WAS INJURED AND TRANSFERRED TO CALGARY HIGHLANDERS REGIMENT, 2ND DIVISION. LATER RECLASSIFIED AS ARMY OF OCCUPATION IN GERMANY 3RD DIVISION (1945). RETURNED HOME IN 1945 AND DISCHARGED IN 1946 AFTER RECOVERING FROM JAUNDIS. WORKED AT LETHBRIDGE IRONWORKS UNTIL RETIRING IN 1978. PASSED AWAY IN 1992 AT AGE 82. HAD FOUR CHILDREN: DONNA, THOMAS, JANICE, AND HEATHER.
Catalogue Number
P19970106012
Acquisition Date
1998-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHILDREN'S SCISSORS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041185
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILDREN'S SCISSORS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
8.1
Width
4.8
Description
ONE PAIR OF GALVANIZED STEEL SCISSORS WITH SQUARE AND DULL BLADES AND CIRCULAR FINGER HOLES. STAMPED INTO ONE SIDE OF BLADE IS "MADE IN U.S.A.".
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
SCISSORS BELONGED TO DONOR AS A CHILD AND WERE USED AT SLOCAN AND COALDALE WHERE SHE GREW UP. REV. 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. 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: “THESE ARE, I THINK, THE DULLEST SCISSORS IN CREATION… I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF THEY WOULD HAVE CUT PAPER OR THREAD, OR ANYTHING AT ALL. THEY WERE WARTIME THINGS… I WAS NOT A VERY CRAFTY KIND OF KID [BUT] I REMEMBER HAVING THESE SCISSORS, BUT NOT USING THEM VERY MUCH BECAUSE THEY WERE SO USELESS.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041185
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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