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Other Name
JEWELLERS' 3-IN-1 SET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930009046
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JEWELLERS' 3-IN-1 SET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
3
Length
5.4
Width
0.6
Description
BRASS CROSS HATCHED PATTERN HANDLE, STEEL SHAFT, SLOT END. HANDLE IS THREADED & HOLDS SECOND, SMALLER BIT SCREWDRIVER, ALSO WITH BRASS HANDLE, TOP MISSING. SMALLER SCREWDRIVER HAS THREADED TOP & CONTAINS A 3 SMALLER SLOT SCREWDRIVER.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRADES
History
SMALL SIZED SCREWDRIVERS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS WATCHMAKER'S OR JEWELLER'S SCREWDRIVER. SEE P19930009001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19930009046
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CAMERA STRAP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960072020
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAMERA STRAP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
91.4
Width
1.0
Description
BROWN LEATHER CAMERA NECK STRAP WITH 2 STEEL BUCKLES AND 2 STEEL EYELETS. HAS "JAPAN" STAMPED NEAR A BUCKLE AND STAMPED IN BLUE INK ON THE BOTTOM IS THE LETTER "K". SURFACE HAS RESIDUE FROM TAPE THAT WAS USED TO FASTEN STRAP.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR'S UNCLE, HERBERT RANNARD, WAS AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1903 IN ENGLAND AND CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1907. ACCORDING TO DONOR, RANNARD WAS A CAR SALESMAN BEFORE WORLD WAR II; THE INDUSTRY VIRTUALLY CAME TO A STOP DURING THE WAR SO HE WENT TO VANCOUVER TO WORK FOR BOEING AND LATER BECAME A PRECISION MACHINIST. HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED FOR CONSUMER HARDWARE AS MANAGER OF SPORTS, RECREATION AND TOY DEPARTMENT UNTIL THE STORE CLOSED. HE THEN OPERATED A COIN BUSINESS IN HIS SISTERS JEWELRY STORE CALLED 'SKELTON JEWELRY'. HE PASSED AWAY APRIL 20, 1995 AT 91 YEARS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH HERBERT RANNARD. RANNARD'S OBITUARY FROM THE APRIL 23, 1995 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. HERBERT RANNARD WAS BORN IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND IN 1903. HE GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED FOR THE CPR IN THE FREIGHT DEPARTMENT. RANNARD MOVED TO VANCOUVER TO WORK AT THE BOEING AIRCRAFT PLANT AT THE START OF WWII, TO BUILD CATALINA AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT AND MITCHELL BOMBERS. AFTER THE WAR RANNARD WORKED AT THE PRECISION INSTRUMENT COMPANY IN VANCOUVER, WHERE HE WAS INVOLVED IN GUN-SMITHING AND FINE INSTRUMENT REPAIR. HE MOVED BACK TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952 TO MANAGE THE SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT OF COUNSUMER'S HARDWARE, WHERE HE WORKED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1964. RANNARD WAS A COIN COLLECTOR, MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE MASONIC LODGE, AND PLAYED IN A NUMBER OF LOCAL ORCHESTRAS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19910046001.
Catalogue Number
P19960072020
Acquisition Date
1996-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970071045
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
9.9
Diameter
1.5
Description
FLAT-HEAD SCREWDRIVER WITH WOODEN HANDLE, STAINED RED. FOUR GROOVES CUT INTO HANDLE, RUNNING HORIZONTALLY. TAPERED TOWARD STEEL FERRULE AND SHANK. SURFACE OF STEEL WORN; SCRATCHES IN WOODEN HANDLE.
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
P19970071045
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
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
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19970041188
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.3
Length
16.2
Width
5.7
Description
STAPLER HAS BLACK PLASTIC COVERING OVER BASE AND KNOB WITH RANDOM SQUIGGLE PATTERN SURFACE WHICH IS WORN. ETCHED ALONG FRONT IS "MERCURY JR." WITH TWO WINGS ETCHED ALONG EDGE OF WORD. BOTTOM HAS "CONSOLIDATED WIRE PRODUCTS. CO." RAISED ON PLASTIC COVERING.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
STAPLER WAS FOUND AMONG OFFICE THINGS OF REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, (DONOR'S FATHER). 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 THE FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041188
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NOOSE, HANGING
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ROPE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990088001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NOOSE, HANGING
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
ROPE, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
6.6
Length
30.9
Width
18.3
Description
A LENGTH OF STRAW COLOURED ROPE. ROPE IS MADE UP OF 4 THICK STRANDS OF TWISTED FIBER, TWISTED TOGETHER AGAIN. THE ROPE IS TIED INTO A LOOP WITH A PIECE OF COTTON STRING. THE ENDS OF THE ROPE ARE VERY FRAYED. JUST BELOW EACH FRAYED END OF THE ROPE, IT IS TIED WITH ANOTHER PIECE OF COTTON STRING. PIECES OF STRING ARE DIRTY; NO LONGER WHITE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ITEM ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A STAND-IN FOR THE EXECUTIONER AT THE LETHBRIDGE JAIL. EDWARD WAS PRESENT AT THE EXECUTION IN WHICH THIS ROPE WAS USED, IN THE LATE 1940S. THE EXECUTIONER SHOWED UP SO EDWARD DID NOT HAVE TO PERFORM THE EXECUTION HIMSELF, BUT KEPT PART OF THE ROPE THAT WAS USED. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 UNTIL 1932 WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN. *** NOOSE LABEL COPY BELOW SUBMITTED TO LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE ON 11 FEBRUARY 2013 AS PART OF MAGAZINE’S WHAT’S IT FEATURE. COPY WAS AUTHORED BY COLLECTION VOLUNTEER KIRSTEN CHRISTOPHERSON AND DEVELOPED WITH ASSISTANCE FROM NOOSE DONOR TED BUCHANAN WHO PARTICIPATED IN A GALT INTERVIEW ON 18 JANUARY 2013. TO READ OR VIEW ENTIRE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. IN NOVEMBER 1948 CHIEF JUSTICE W.R. HOWSON DELIVERED THE SENTENCE THAT CONVICTED MURDERER STANLEY DONALD MCLAREN WAS WAITING FOR; “YOU WILL BE TAKEN FROM HERE TO THE PROVINCIAL JAIL AT LETHBRIDGE AND CONFINED TILL MARCH 30, 1949, AND ON THAT DATE YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE PLACE OF YOUR EXECUTION AND HANGED BY THE NECK UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD. AND MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.” THREE YEARS PRIOR TO HIS SENTENCING MCLAREN WAS ROBBING A STORE IN CALGARY WHEN HE GOT INTO A STRUGGLE WITH GROCER LUM YUM WING, FATALLY STRIKING HIM WITH A REVOLVER. A YEAR OF INJUSTICE PASSED UNTIL MCLAREN WAS ARRESTED IN TORONTO FOR A SEPARATE, UNRELATED INCIDENT. UPON ARREST, HIS WIFE PROVIDED INFORMATION TO AUTHORITIES ON HIS PREVIOUS CRIME, LEADING HIM TO CONFESS TO MURDER. NOOSE DONOR AND EXECUTION WITNESS TED BUCHANAN IS THE SON OF THE LATE MR. EDWARD BUCHANAN, A FORMER LETHBRIDGE RCMP STAFF SERGEANT. IN 2013, THE JUNIOR BUCHANAN TOLD THE MUSEUM THAT A LOCAL SHERIFF WAS ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE 1949 LETHBRIDGE HANGING. “THIS SHERIFF”, SAID TED, “WAS VERY UNEASY THAT IF THE HANGMAN COULDN’T DO HIS JOB THEN HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO [DO IT]. HE ASKED IF DAD WOULD STEP IN FOR HIM AND DAD AGREED. DAD (THEREFORE) HAD SOME AUTHORITY AND HE WAS …RESPONSIBLE FOR WHO WAS THERE. HE ASKED ME ONE NIGHT… ‘WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME UP TO THE JAIL AND WITNESS A HANGING?’ AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A MINUTE AND I SAID, ‘SURE.’” IT WASN’T UNTIL ABOUT A DECADE LATER WHEN EDWARD UNLOCKED A TRUNK FULL OF MEMORABILIA FROM HIS TIME WITH THE RCMP THAT TED LEARNED THAT HIS FATHER HAD TAKEN THE NOOSE HOME WITH HIM. SAID TED IN 2013, “THE REASON HE BROUGHT IT OUT WAS BECAUSE I WAS A WITNESS TO THIS HANGING AT THE JAIL. AND THIS WAS THE ROPE THAT WAS AROUND THE NECK OF THE FELLOW.” TED RECALLED “[DAD] THOUGHT THESE THINGS WOULD BE INTERESTING TO PUT INTO A MUSEUM SOMETIME. …HE SAID THESE THINGS CAME FROM LETHBRIDGE, FIND OUT IF [THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES] WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THEM.” AS PER EDWARD’S REQUEST, TED DONATED THIS PIECE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE HISTORY AND OTHER RELATED ARTIFACTS TO THE MUSEUM IN 1999.
Catalogue Number
P19990088001
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20030049043
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1980
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
6.5
Width
2.3
Description
RECTANGULAR WITH DIAMOND AND STRIPE DESIGN. SMALL LOOP ATTACHED TO TOP. BLADE SLIDES OUT OF RECTANGLE. BLADE STAMPED "GILLETTE UTILITY KNIFE." OPPOSITE SIDE STAMPED " GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR CO OF CANADA LTD."
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049043
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960053290
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
9
Width
4.2
Description
PAIR SMALL STEEL SCISSORS. MARKED ABOVE ONE BLADE ON OUTER EDGE "...FIELD ENGLAND". MINOR CORROSION THROUGHOUT SURFACE OF SCISSORS.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19960053290
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
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