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Other Name
HALLIGAN RESCUE TOOL / HALLIGAN BAR
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
2015
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20150010004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HALLIGAN RESCUE TOOL / HALLIGAN BAR
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
2015
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.5
Length
76.0
Width
17.4
Description
STEEL HALLIGAN RESCUE TOOL / HALLIGAN BAR / CROWBAR. SILVER COLOURED METAL. ONE END HAS A CLAW WITH A RECESSED NAIL PULLER, WHILE THE OTHER END HAS A DUCKBILL BLADE (OR ADZE) AND A PICK. THE CLAW IS 17.4CM LONG AND IS EMBOSSED WITH: "PARATECH USA 017120 C I" (THE 'C' IS ACTUALLY A COPYRIGHT SYMBOL). THE HANDLE PORTION OF THE TOOL HAS TWO GRIPS, ONE NEAR THE CLAW AND THE SECOND NEAR THE BLADE AND PICK. THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BLADE IS EMBOSSED WITH: "PARATECH USA 017038 C K" (AGAIN, THE 'C' IS A COPYRIGHT SYMBOL). STAMPED INTO THE HANDLE, TO THE CLAW SIDE OF THE MIDDLE, IS "AMR 7" OVERALL IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION. THE BLADE AND PICK ARE VERY RUSTY. THE BLADE HAS A SMALL DENT. THE RUST ON THE BLADE AND PICK IS WORSE, BUT THE CLAW END IS ALSO VERY RUSTED. SURFACE RUST ALL OVER THE HANDLE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACTS
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS HALLIGAN RESCUE TOOL / HALLIGAN BAR / CROWBAR WAS USED BY THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT. IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF DONATION, JESSE KURTZ, DEPUTY CHIEF – SUPPORT SERVICES (RETIRED), EXPLAINED THAT THE HALLIGAN TOOL IS A “FORCIBLE ENTRY OR EXIT TOOL USED TO FORCE ENTRY INTO A BUILDING AND ALSO USED FOR FIREFIGHTERS TO FORCE ENTRY OUT OF A BUILDING WHEN STRAPPED. THIS ONE IS STEEL; [NOW] WE HAVE SOME THAT ARE MADE OF TITANIUM AND ARE MUCH LIGHTER.” IN THE SUMMER OF 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN, CONDUCTED A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS WITH CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING: CLIFF “CHARLIE” BROWN (HIRED IN 1966, RETIRED 2004), RAYMOND “RAY” PETIT (HIRED 1965, RETIRED 1998), AND TREVOR LAZENBY (HIRED IN 1994). BROWN CALLED IT “JUST ANOTHER FANCY PRY BAR … [THAT] WAS [ON THE TRUCK] WHEN I LEFT.” PETIT AGREED, CALLING IT “A BREAK IN TOOL. IF YOU WANT TO BREAK INTO A HOUSE … CRASH A DOOR, WINDOWS, PRY A DOOR OPEN, JUST A NICE TOOL … I CALL IT THE HOUSE BREAKING TOOLS.” LAZENBY EXPANDED: “THIS GETS USED ALL THE TIME … WHEN IT COMES TO … FORCIBLE ENTRY AND FINDING A MEANS OF EGRESS AND NEEDING A TOOL OF CHOICE, THIS IS PROBABLY THE GO-TO TOOL. YOU CAN PUNCTURE, YOU CAN PRY, YOU CAN BREAK … THERE’S JUST SO MANY USES FOR THIS.” HE CONTINUED: “THE ONLY DRAWBACK WITH THE … OLDER GENERATION HALLIGAN BARS WAS JUST THE FACT THAT THEY WERE JUST SO HEAVY, BUT THE NEWER GENERATION ARE TITANIUM, AND GROSSLY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE OF THAT, AND SO WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF TITANIUM MODELS BUT OVERALL WE STILL HAVE STEEL ONES ON THE TRUCK FOR THE MOST PART, SO THIS IS ONE OF THE TOOLS THAT WE STILL USE ALL THE TIME. IT COMES OFF THE TRUCK CONSTANTLY.” LAZENBY CONTINUED FURTHER, RELAYING AN INSTANCE WHEN THE HALLIGAN WAS VERY USEFUL: “WE RESPONDED ON AN EMS CALL FOR SOMEONE WHO WAS UNABLE TO ANSWER THE DOOR BECAUSE OF THEIR CONDITION. SO WHEN WE ROLLED UP TO THE HOUSE, THEY HAD A MASSIVE BLACK WROUGHT IRON GATE. IT WAS A SECURITY GATE THAT WAS BOLTED TO THE FRONT OF THAT STRUCTURE OVER THE FRONT DOOR AND WE HAD NO ACCESS, THE WINDOWS WERE BARRED AND EVERYTHING ELSE, WE HAD NO ACCESS INTO THAT STRUCTURE … WE GRABBED WHAT WE NOW KNOW AS THE ‘SET OF IRONS’ AND I HAD THE FLAT HEAD AXE AND MY PARTNER TOOK THE HALLIGAN TOOL AND WE SLIPPED THE FORK IN OVER TOP OF THE BOLTS THAT WERE BEING USED AROUND BASICALLY THE BRICK MOLDING THE FRAME OF THE DOOR AND I STRUCK THE BLADE END UP HERE AND WE WERE ABLE TO ACTUALLY FORCE THE FORK DOWN UNDERNEATH THE BOLT, BETWEEN THE BOLT AND THE WOOD, AND ONE QUICK PRY AND … WE POPPED FOUR BOLTS OFF IN LESS THAN SIXTY SECONDS AND WE WERE INSIDE THE HOUSE. SO I KIND OF WONDERED UP UNTIL THAT POINT ABOUT THE EFFICIENCY OF IT, BECAUSE IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO GO AROUND BREAKING THINGS, AND IT UNDERSCORED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE USES AND HOW EFFICIENT THAT TOOL IS ON THE FIRE GROUND. AND NOT JUST FOR FIRE CALLS, BUT THAT WAS AN EMS RUN … VERY USEFUL.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Catalogue Number
P20150010004
Acquisition Date
2015-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PARCEL TAPE DISPENSER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PAPER, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990061025
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARCEL TAPE DISPENSER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, PAPER, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
3
Height
22.3
Length
33.9
Width
13.0
Description
TWO SIDES, MADE OF RED PAINTED STEEL, SUPPORT A CRADLE BETWEEN THEM. EACH SIDE HAS AN INVERTED TRIANGLE CUT OUT OF IT. ABOVE THIS, EACH SIDE HAS A PIECE THAT EXTENDS ABOVE THE REST OF THE SIDE, TO SUPPORT A ROLL OF BROWN PARCEL TAPE, THAT RESTS IN CRADLE. IMPRESSED INTO EACH OF THESE EXTENDED PIECES OF METAL IS A TRIANGLE, WITHIN WHICH ARE TWO "4"S, BACK TO BACK (ONE IS BACKWARDS). AT BACK OF DISPENSER IS AN ORANGE ROLLER, MADE OF WOOD. THE PARCEL TAPE IS WOUND AROUND THIS ROLLER. ON FRONT OF DISPENSER IS A CUTTER, MADE OUT OF A FLAT PIECE OF SILVER METAL. ETCHED ONTO CUTTER IS "TRADE PACKER MARK MADE BY BETTER PACKAGES INC. SHELTON.CONN. MAKERS OF COUNTERBOY AUTOMATIC MOISTENING EQUIPMENT U.S. PAT.#1914375 - CANADIAN PAT.#327421 -OTHER PATS. PEND'G". UNDER CUTTER IS AN ORANGE ROLLER MADE OF WOOD. BEYOND THE CUTTER IS A SILVER COMPARTMENT, SHAPED LIKE 1/4 CIRCLE. WITHIN THIS IS A SIMPLE BRUSH, WITH SOFT BROWN BRISTLES; HAS NO HANDLE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
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
P19990061025
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SET (2) CLOTHES HOOKS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990061020
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET (2) CLOTHES HOOKS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.3
Length
33.6
Width
3.9
Description
TWO, IDENTICAL, SILVER, METAL HOOKS. EACH HOOK IS A SINGLE ROD OF METAL, BENT INTO A HOOK SHAPE (LIKE A "C") AT EACH END. EACH END IS BENT IN AN OPPOSITE DIRECTION SO THAT THE ENTIRE PIECE FORMS A SORT OF ELONGATED "S" SHAPE. EACH HOOK HAS A SMALL CIRCLE ON ONE END, WHERE IT LOOKS AS IF IT HAS BEEN BROKEN OFF. HAVE NO OTHER IDENTIFYING MARKS.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
USED BY EATON'S FOR DISPLAYING MERCHANDISE. 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
P19990061020
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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
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Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
7.6
Width
6.7
Description
GREY STONE. HAS TWO VERY DISTINCT GROOVES AROUND IT, EACH ABOUT 1.1 CM WIDE. HAS A BLUE PLASTIC TAG STUCK ON IT THAT IS EMBOSSED WITH "1987.467".
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FIRST NATIONS CULTURE. SEE P19990035001-GA
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
Acquisition Date
2000-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SIPHON HAND PUMP
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960112059
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SIPHON HAND PUMP
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
RUBBER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
245
Width
5.5
Description
BLACK RUBBER TUBE WITH A BULB USED TO PUMP LIQUID THROUGH THE LONG, NARROW, BLACK TUBE INTO THE CLEAR PLASTIC SECTION. METAL BRACKET ATTACHES EACH DIFFERENT SECTION OF TUBING. RUBBER IS ONLY SLIGHTLY STIFF. HANDMADE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
POSSIBLY USED TO SIPHON GASOLINE FROM A TANK TO CHECK FOR ILLEGAL USAGE OF PURPLE GASOLINE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112059
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CORD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, LEATHER, PLASTIC, STEEL, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19950066013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CORD
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON, LEATHER, PLASTIC, STEEL, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. CORD: 41.5CM (L) X 1.4CM (W). BLACK CORD IS COVERED IN PLASTIC THAT HAS SMALL GROOVES ALONG LENGTH, AND ONE THICK LINE DOWN MIDDLE WHICH SEPARATES CORD INTO TWO SECTIONS. AT ONE END IS ROUNDED RECTANGULAR PLUG WHICH IS SPLIT IN TWO HALF WAY DOWN THE MIDDLE. ON ONE SIDE READS "KALART D". HAS TWO ROUNDED SILVER COLOURED PRONGS. OTHER END IS ATTACHED INTO ROUND PIECE WHICH HAS A SCREW ON OTHER END WITH A NUT TO HOLD END TOGETHER. HAS A PIN IN THE MIDDLE OF SCREW THAT IS ATTACHED TO A HIDDEN SPRING. SCREWED ONTO THIS IS A HOLLOW PIECE THAT LOOKS LIKE A PEN END. HAS GROOVES AROUND ONE PORTION, AND COMES TO A POINT WITH GROOVES AT END. SPRING PIN COMES OUT END. READS "PAT.NO. 2,264,595 MADE IN U.S.A.". MAYBE TYPE OF SHUTTER RELEASE. 2. STRAP: 28.2M (L) X 1.8CM (W). BLACK COTTON STRAP HAS PINKED EDGES AND TWO SQUARE STITCHED SEAMS DOWN EACH SIDE. HAS SMALL STEEL BUCKLE WHICH CAN BE SLID BACK AND FORTH FOR ADJUSTING SIZE. EACH END HAS IDENTICAL HOOK WHICH HAS STRAP LOOPED AND SECURED THROUGH ON CLOSED SIDE. THE OTHER HALF OF EACH HOOK HAS SMALL OPENING. IS ELASTIC MATERIAL. MINOR FRAYING. 3. STRAP: 118.5CM (L) X 1.1CM (W). BLACK NYLON STRAP IS STRIATED WITH ENDS CUT AT ABOUT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE. HAS BLACK PLASTIC RECTANGULAR CLASP WITH LINES ETCHED ON EACH SIDE, IT SLIDES UP AND DOWN STRAP. HAS STEEL PAINTED BLACK BUCKLE WHICH HAS TWO OPEN RECTANGULAR HOLES TO WEAVE STRAP THROUGH. HAS POINT ON ONE SIDE, AND IS CURVED ON OTHER AND READS "KONICA".4. STRAP: 118CM (L) X 1.1CM (W). BLACK LEATHER STRAP HAS A SERIES OF HOLES PUNCHED THROUGH. ARE IN GROUPS OF TWO WITH ONE HOLE BEING LARGER THAN THE OTHER AND THEY ARE CONNECTED WITH A SLIT CUT THROUGH THE LEATHER. ON EACH SIDE IS AN ALUMINUM PIECE THAT HAS ROUND FLAT END THAT IS IDENTICAL ON BOTH SIDES AND IS CONNECTED WITH A PIN THROUGH THE MIDDLE. LEATHER IS LIGHTLY SCULPTED AND ENDS ARE ROUNDED. SOME WORN SPOTS AND EDGES. SOME SURFACE DIRT. ONE GROUP OF HOLES ON END HAS MINOR TEAR AND WEAR.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
PHOTOGRAPHIC T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR WAS AN AMATEUR CAMERA BUFF.
Catalogue Number
P19950066013
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CROSS STRAP
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1988
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, CHROME
Catalogue Number
P20000076002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS STRAP
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1988
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, CHROME
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.9
Length
101.8
Width
2.9
Description
BROWN LEATHER CROSS STRAP. ONE END IS NARROWER. ATTACHED TO WIDE END OF STRAP IS A LEATHER LOOP, ATTACHED TO A CHROME BALL ON STRAP. ON NARROWER END, STRAP IS DOUBLED OVER, AND HAS A BRASS BUCKLE. ALSO, AT THIS END IS A BRASS HOOK/CLOSURE.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
SEE P20000076001-GA FOR HISTORY. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P20000076001-11-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN RCMP UNIFORM DONATED BY CELESTE MENT. THE UNIFORM BELONGED TO THE DONOR’S BROTHER. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR A COPY OF THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION.
Catalogue Number
P20000076002
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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