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Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VINYL, PLASTIC, FABRIC (SATIN, VELVET), METAL
Catalogue Number
P19990024000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Materials
VINYL, PLASTIC, FABRIC (SATIN, VELVET), METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.5
Diameter
8.5
Description
1) CASE: CIRCULAR (28.5 CM) BUT FLAT AT THE HINGED EDGE. THE HARD VINYL CASE IS WHITE WITH GOLD FLECKS. ON THE TOP OF THE CASE IS AN IMPRINTED GOLD CREST. INSIDE OF THE LID IS WHITE SATIN WITH WHITE SMALL RECTANGLES. PRINTED ON THE SATIN IN GOLD IS THE CREST AND A DIAGONAL BLUE LINE (1.1 CM), ON WHICH IS WRITTEN IN SCRIPT "THE ROYALTY OF HEARING". PRINTED BELOW IS THE WORD "ZENITH". THE WHITE SATIN COVERS THE HINGES. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CASE IS BLUE VELVET ON WHICH THE HEARING AID RESTS. 2) HEARING AID: THE PLASTIC BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS SLIGHTLY CURVED (6.5 X 1.5 CM). NEAR THE ROUNDED BASE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS THE VOLUME CONTROL DIAL. PRINTED ON THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS "ZENITH DIPLOMA" AND "1605233". ATTACHED TO THE NARROW END OF THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS THE EAR HOOK (3,0 CM IN LENGTH). AT THE END OF THE EAR HOOK IS THE ROUND MICROPHONE/AMPLIFIER (1.5 CM DIAMETER), WHICH FITS INTO THE EAR. IT IS CLEAR PLASTIC OUTSIDE AND GOLD IN COLOR ON THE OTHER SIDE. THERE IS A RED RING AROUND THE RAISED OPENING, WHICH ALLOWS THE SOUND TO ENTER THE EAR. STAMPED INTO THE GOLD AREA IS "610" AND "L - 1".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MR. TOM BREWER WAS IN THE HEARING AID BUSINESS IN 1958. IN 1962, HE HAD A HEARING AID BUSINESS IN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, BEFORE COMING TO ALBERTA .MR. BREWER CAME TO ALBERTA TO OPEN "LETHBRIDGE HEARING AID CENTRE" (1970 - 1985), WHICH WAS LOCATED IN THE OLD CANADA TRUST BUILDING. MR. BREWER HAD A COMPANION HEARING AID BUSINESS IN MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, IN THE LATE 1970'S. THIS HEARING AID, PURCHASED AS A SALE ITEM FOR HIS BUSINESS IN THE 1950'S, WOULD HAVE BEEN OBSOLETE BY 1960. IN 1960, THIS HEARING AID WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLD FOR APPROXIMATELY $350.00 (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLAARS). MR. BREWER DID NOT INTENTIONALLY KEEP THIS HEARING AID.
Catalogue Number
P19990024000
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19970041151
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
8
Height
3.2
Length
13.5
Width
8.9
Description
.1) CASE. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RECTANGULAR BLACK CRUSHED VELVET CASE WITH SPRING LOADED HINGED LID. "SONY" LABEL IS ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF LID. INSIDE LID IS WHITE NYLON COVERING WHICH READS "SONY TRANSIEAR TE-8". BOTTOM OF CASE HAS RED CRUSHED VELVET FRAME FOR AID AND OTHER PIECES. .2) HEARING AID. BROWN CRESCENT SHAPED PLASTIC DEVICE WITH RUBBER TUBE AND MOLDED EAR PIECE ATTACHED TO IT. "SONY JAPAN" IS RAISED ON SIDE OF DEVICE AND "TE-234" IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK ON INSIDE EDGE. .3) TUBE. 4.0CM X 0.3CM MILKY RUBBER TUBE. .4) TUBE. 3.2CM X 0.3CM MILKY RUBBER TUBE. .5) PLUG. 1.1CM X 0.9CM BROWN RUBBER PLUG SHAPED LIKE A MUSHROOM. .6) PLUG. 1.5CM X 0.9CM BROWN RUBBER PLUG, HOUR GLASS SHAPE. .7) PLUG. IDENTICAL TO .6. .8) PLUG. IDENTICAL TO .6, EXCEPT NARROWER AROUND MIDDLE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HEARING AID BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, WHO BEGAN TO LOSE HER HEARING ABOUT MID-LIFE. LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO) WAS A FROM JAPAN AND A MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER IN THE 1920'S. SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. 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. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041151
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041152
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
8
Height
2.6
Length
7.8
Width
9.8
Description
.1) CASE. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD BOX WITH SILVER BOTTOM AND DARK BLUE LID. LID HAS SHIELD LOGO WITH CROWN ON TOP AND "Z" AT CENTRE IN SILVER COLOR. .2) HEARING AID. 6.6CM X 4.5CM X 1.7CM RECTANGULAR STAINLESS STEEL POWER UNIT WITH "ZENITH '50-X'" AND "THE ROYALTY OF HEARING" INSCRIBED ON FRONT. POWER UNIT HAS 46.0CM LONG WIRE WITH MOLDED PLASTIC EAR PLUG ATTACHED AT END. .4) BATTERY. 2.8CM (L) X 1.2CM (D) BLUE CYLINDRICAL BATTERY WITH "EVEREADY MERCURY BATTERY" ON LABEL.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HEARING AID BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, WHO BEGAN TO LOSE HER HEARING ABOUT MID-LIFE. LOIS NAKAYAMA (NEE MASUI YAO) WAS FROM JAPAN AND A MISSIONARY TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER IN THE 1920'S. SHE MET AND MARRIED G.G. NAKAYAMA IN 1926. 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. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041152
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
BAKELITE, METAL, PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
13
Height
9.2
Length
18.2
Width
11.2
Description
ACOUSTICON MODEL 12 HEARING AID INCLUDES BOX WITH AMPLIFIER MECHANISM, & CORDS TO BATTERY PACK, 2 BATTERIES ("HEARING INSTRUMENT BATTERY NO.109 MADE FOR T. EATON CO."), CORD TO EAR DEVICE, ENVELOPE CONTAINING BANDEAU, & DEVICE WHICH PLUGS INTO BATTERY. BOX IS COMPARTMENTALIZED. "MADE IN U.S.A. DICTOGRAPH PRODUCTS"
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
COLLECTED BY DONOR AS PROPRIETER OF MCCREADY-BAINES DRUG STORE. PURCHASED BUSINESS FROM FATHER IN 1963 WITH PARTNER BAINES. BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN 1909 AT 614 3 AVE SOUTH IN ACADIA BLOCK. MOVED TO SHERLOCK BLOCK AFTER FIRE IN 1918. MOVED BACK TO ACADIA BLOCK IN 1952. DONOR JOINED BUSINESS AFTER W.W.II OPERATING A SUCCESSFUL CAMERA DEPT. UNTIL 1970 WHEN DONOR SOLD TO BAINES. THE DONOR BEGAN DISPLAYING TRADE-IN CAMERAS FOR WHOOP-UP DAYS IN STORE WINDOW. SOON PEOPLE WERE BRINGING CAMERAS TO ADD TO THE DISPLAY. THIS COLLECTION IS COMPRISED OF THOSE CAMERAS. THE PHARMACY CLOSED IN 1981. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THOMAS HERBERT MCCREADY'S 1993 OBITUARY, A 1990 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE ON MCCREADY'S CAMERA COLLECTION AND A 2013 INTERVIEW WITH MCREADY'S WIDOW LORENE MCCREADY, PLEASE SEE P19890043001 AND THIS DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. *NOTE* 12 PIECES COUNTED SUMMER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P19890043038
Acquisition Date
1989-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DOLL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007034
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DOLL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
34.6
Width
49.1
Description
GREEN AND WHITE CHECKERED BIB APRON WITH RUFFLED NECK STRAP THAT NO LONGER HAS A FASTENER. HAS SOLID GREEN WAISTBAND AND STRIP ACROSS TOP OF BIB ALONG CHEST. APRON IS WIDE ENOUGH TO WRAP AROUND BODY OF DOLL, BUT NO LONGER FASTENS IN THE BACK. NO VISIBLE DAMAGE, BUT FABRIC IS VERY WRINKLED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR AND HER SISTER DURING THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, AND WERE USED AS DOLL CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR, SOME OF THE CLOTHES WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER MARY WAGNESS, BUT OTHER PIECES WERE PURCHASED FOR DOLLS LIKE THE DONOR'S SISTER'S EATONS BEAUTY DOLL. DONOR COULD NOT CONFIRM IF THIS PIECE MAY HAVE BELONGED TO IT. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970007001-GA.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007034
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MINIATURE; PURSE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20000062001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE; PURSE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
6.9
Width
3.9
Description
SMALL, SQUARE SHAPED BRASS ASHTRAY. THERE IS A HANDLE ON ONE SIDE. HAS A LID THAT OPENS ON HINGES, ON SAME SIDE AS HANDLE, AND HAS A CLASP TO KEEP IT SHUT ON TOP OF LID IS AN OVAL SHAPED, ENAMEL DECORATION. BACKGROUND COLOR IS A PEARLESCENT WHITE, WITH SMALL WAVY LINES ETCHED INTO IT. IN CENTRE OF OVAL IS A PINK ROSE WITH THREE LEAVES ON FOUR SIDES OF IT. INSIDE OF ASHTRAY IS DIRT.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S DAUGHTER (BARBARA) BROUGHT ITEMS TO MUSEUM AFTER CLEANING OUT MOTHER'S HOME WHO WAS MOVING. DOROTHY WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE BEGAN SMOKING IN HER 20S (SHE WAS 86 AT TIME OF DONATION), AND SHE QUIT WHEN ORDERED BY HER DOCTOR IN 70S. DOROTHY'S PARENTS BOTH SMOKED AND NEVER STOPPED THEIR CHILDREN FROM SMOKING. DONOR MOVED IN 30S ACROSS CANADA AND U.S. BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1975, STILL A SMOKER. SEE PAST DONATIONS. DONOR'S FATHER, RALPH MAYNARD, CAME FROM ENGLAND CIRCA 1902. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS INTERN KIRSTAN SCHAMUHN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS. SCHAMUHN SPOKE WITH DOROTHY RICHARDS’S DAUGHTER, JUDITH MCILWRAITH, REGARDING HER MOTHER’S PRIOR DONATIONS. NO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OBJECT WAS DETERMINED UPON CONTACTING NEXT-OF-KIN. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000062001 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000062001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS RUCKSACK
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20200029012
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS RUCKSACK
Date
1929
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
65
Width
47
Description
TAN CANVAS RUCKSACK. THE FRONT HAS TWO SMALLER POCKETS WITH METAL SLIDER CLOSURES. THE MAIN TOP FLAP HAS TWO CLOSURE BELTS WITH METAL SLIDERS. THE TOP OF THE SACK HAS A BROWN DRAWSTRING STRUNG THROUGH EYELETS AROUND THE TOP OF THE BAG. THE FRONT HAS “CANADA” AND A MAPLE LEAF UNDERNEATH STAMPED IN BLACK BETWEEN THE TWO FRONT POCKETS. THE EDGES ON THE FLAPS ARE FINISHED WITH DARKER BROWN MATERIAL. ON THE BACK, THERE ARE TWO SHOULDER STRAPS WITH METAL SLIDER ADJUSTERS. THE STRAPS ARE SEWN IN LOOPS AROUND AN OUTSIDE SEGMENT OF THE DRAWSTRING, AND ON THE BOTTOM ARE STITCHED TO THE FRONT OF THE BAG. AT THE TOP ON THE BACK OF THE BAG, “294” IS WRITTEN IN BLACK INK. ON THE INSIDE, THE TAG SAYS “OFFICIAL DESIGN SUPPLIED BY THE STORES DEPT. BOY SCOUTS ASSOCIATION DOMINION HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA—CANADA”. ON EITHER SIDE OF THE TAG, THERE ARE TWO ROUND LEATHER PIECES AROUND THE DRAWSTRING. THE BAG IS STAINED, THE FLAP EDGES ARE VERY WORN, THERE ARE SMALL HOLES IN THE CANVAS, AND THE METAL PIECES ARE OXIDIZING.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
LEISURE
History
KENNETH RUSSELL, WHO PASSED AWAY IN 1983, WAS A LETHBRIDGE BOY SCOUT IN HIS YOUTH; A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS; AND LATER BECAME A SCOUT LEADER AND SCHOOL TEACHER. HE WAS ONE OF 150 CANADIAN CONTINGENT BOY SCOUTS TO ATTEND THE 3RD WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE IN ENGLAND IN 1929, ALSO CALLED THE “COMING-OF-AGE” JAMBOREE DUE TO IT FALLING ON THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION OF “SCOUTING FOR BOYS”. ACCORDING TO A MAY 9, 1929 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE, KEN RUSSELL WAS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE WORLD JAMBOREE BY THE DISTRICT BOY SCOUT COUNCIL ALONG WITH FELLOW LOCAL KING SCOUT NORMAN MIDDLETON. THE COST OF THE TRIP WAS COVERED THROUGH FUNDRAISING EFFORTS. A SEPTEMBER 7TH, 1929 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE MENTIONED THAT THE ATTENDEES FROM CANADA TRAVELLED BY BOAT ABOARD THE ANTONIA TO ENGLAND, THEN CONGREGATED WITH AROUND 50 000 SCOUTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN A CAMP IN ARROWE PARK. THE JAMBOREE CONSISTED OF VARIOUS EVENTS AND INCLUDED APPEARANCES FROM FOUNDER OF THE SCOUTING MOVEMENT BADEN-POWELL, THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT, AND THE PRINCE OF WALES. ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2020 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN MET WITH SIBLINGS KENNA ASPLUND, DALE RUSSELL, GRAEME RUSSELL, AND CHRISTOPHER (KIT) RUSSELL TO DISCUSS THEIR LATE FATHER KENNETH RUSSELL’S BOY SCOUT ITEMS THAT KENNA DONATED TO THE MUSEUM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS DERIVED FROM THEIR MEETING. DALE REMEMBERED A TRUNK FULL OF SCOUT MATERIALS BEING IN HIS GRANDPARENTS HOME AT AN EARLIER TIME: “I REMEMBER THE TRUNK WHEN IT WAS IN OUR GRANDFATHER’S HOME UPSTAIRS… DAD TOOK ME UP THERE TO LOOK AT IT. HE WAS PULLING STUFF OUT AND TALKING ABOUT IT BUT HE GAVE ME, AND I AM JUST NOW REMEMBERING, HIS RUCKSACK AND HIS SIDE BAG THAT IS AT HOME.” DALE CONTINUED: “…I GUESS [MY DAD] JUST LEFT THE BOX THERE [AT HIS PARENTS] FOR WHATEVER REASON. I…REMEMBER BEING UP IN MY GRANDPARENT’S UPSTAIRS BEDROOM AND HE OPENED UP THE BOX AND GAVE ME THE RUCKSACK... HE GAVE ME SEVERAL THINGS…” “HE DID NOT TALK ABOUT IT, HE JUST PULLED IT OUT AND SHOWED ME SOME OF IT. I WAS A SCOUT AT THE TIME. I JUST VAGUELY REMEMBER HIM GIVING ME THE BACKPACK.” “[THE RUCKSACK] WAS PART OF THE KIT [THE SCOUT HEADQUARTERS] GAVE HIM… IT SAYS ‘CANADA’ ON [IT].” KIT WENT ON ABOUT THE USE OF THE BACKPACK: “GRAEME WAS TELLING ME THAT THEY USED [THE BACKPACK] TO PUT OUT A FIRE WHEN THEY WERE CAMPING AS SCOUTS. THEY FILLED IT FULL OF WATER AND THREW IT ON THE FIRE TO TRY AND PUT A FIRE OUT.” KIT EXPLAINED HOW HE GOT THE BACKPACK WHILE HIS DAD WAS STILL ALIVE: “IT WAS IN THE BASEMENT AND I TOOK IT AND USED IT.” DALE COMMENTED ON KIT HAVING THE BAG: “HE TOOK IT FROM ME.” KIT POINTED OUT THE NUMBER WRITTEN ON THE BAG: “…YOU WILL NOTICE...IT SAYS 294.” “THAT WAS [MY DAD’S] NUMBER ON ALL OF HIS STUFF.” KENNA EXPLAINED HOW SHE WAS ACQUAINTED WITH A TRUNK THAT HOUSED THE SCOUT ITEMS: “…AS A CHILD I REMEMBER THE TRUNK IN…MY FIRST HOUSE IN DIAMOND CITY DOWN IN THE BASEMENT BY…STEEL CABINETS… I KNEW IT WAS A TRUNK OF DAD’S STUFF, BUT NOBODY EVER SHOWED ME AT THAT TIME WHAT WAS IN IT. IT WASN’T UNTIL LATER AT THE SECOND HOUSE WHEN WE TOOK IT OUT AND PUT IT INTO A ROUGH TOTE, THAT MOM EXPLAINED WHAT ALL OF THE STUFF WAS AND I HAD PINNED ON THINGS SO THAT I KNEW WHERE THEY WERE FROM.” WHEN ASKED IF THE OTHER SIBLINGS REMEMBERED SEEING THEIR FATHER’S SCOUT ITEMS AS KIDS, GRAEME RESPONDED: “I REMEMBER SEEING THEM BUT THEY WERE PACKED AWAY IN THE TRUNK. HE HAD A SPECIAL TRUNK THAT WAS HIS SCOUT TRUNK, AND THIS [DONATED] STUFF WAS IN THERE.” KENNA SAID HER MOM BRIEFLY SPOKE ABOUT THE SCOUT MATERIALS BEFORE HER PASSING: “…[MY MOM TOLD ME] THAT IT WAS [DAD’S] STUFF FROM THE WORLD JAMBOREE. SOMEHOW I KNEW BEFORE THAT HE HAD ATTENDED IT… THERE WASN'T ANYTHING SPECIFIC SHE SAID ABOUT ANY SPECIFIC ITEMS, BUT SHE SEEMED VERY AWARE WHAT ALL THE STUFF WAS.” KENNA EXPLAINED WHY SHE DECIDED TO DONATE THE ITEMS TO THE MUSEUM: “…ALTHOUGH MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY, HER HOUSE WAS NOT TOTALLY CLEANED OUT. SO WHEN GOING THROUGH ALL OF THE THINGS, SOME OF WHICH I ALREADY HAD AT MY HOUSE…AND REALIZING THIS WAS SOMETHING VERY COOL…I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE [VALUABLE] TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA BECAUSE IT ORIGINATED HERE. IT ALL HAD TO DEAL WITH BEING A CANADIAN SCOUT AND BEING ABLE TO GO TAKE PART IN THIS [JAMBOREE]. THERE WAS ONLY [A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF] SCOUTS FROM CANADA. I FOUND A BOOK THAT TOLD ME…OUT OF ALL OF ALBERTA THERE WERE ONLY SIX THAT WERE ALLOWED TO GO.” DALE REMEMBERED ANOTHER ITEM BEING IN THE TRUNK AT SOME POINT IN TIME: “…THERE USED TO BE A ROPE IN THAT BOX ALSO, BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO IT. HE WAS DOING ROPE TRICKS WHEN HE WAS OVER IN ENGLAND AS A DEMONSTRATION.” DALE PROVIDED MORE DETAILS AND THE TEACHING HIS DAD SHARED ALONG WITH THE ROPE: “…[IT WAS] A WHITE BRAIDED COTTON ROPE. HE TOLD ME THE STORY THAT HE WAS ON A STREET CORNER IN LONDON DOING ROPE TRICKS AS PART OF THEIR ASSIGNMENT, AND A MAN CAME UP AND STARTED TALKING TO HIM WHO ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO BE FROM LETHBRIDGE. HE SAID THE…LESSON HE WAS TRYING TO EMPHASIZE TO ME AT THE TIME WAS, ‘NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE PEOPLE PROBABLY KNOW YOU [SO] ACT ACCORDINGLY.’ I DON’T KNOW WHERE THE ROPE IS, I HAVEN’T SEEN IT FOR YEARS, BUT I DID SEE IT ONE TIME IN THAT BOX.” DALE ADDED: “I WAS PROBABLY A SCOUT, ABOUT TWELVE [OR] THIRTEEN YEARS OLD [WHEN HE TOLD ME THE STORY].” KIT RECOLLECTED WHAT HIS FATHER SHARED ABOUT THE WORLD BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE: “…WHEN I WAS IN SIXTH GRADE [MY DAD] TAUGHT ME IN COALHURST, AND HE TOLD THE WHOLE CLASS ABOUT BEING IN ENGLAND AND…BEING SHOWN AROUND SHERWOOD FOREST. I CAN’T REMEMBER WHO HE SAID THE OWNER OF THE PLACE WAS, SOME DUKE OR EARL, BUT HE SAID THE GUY TOOK GREAT PLEASURE IN TAKING [THE SCOUTS] AROUND AND SHOWING THEM HOW IN SHERWOOD FOREST, THERE WERE CAVES THAT WERE COVERED IN VINES, WHICH ADDED TO THE MYSTIQUE OF ROBIN HOOD, SO TO SPEAK... [THOSE ARE THE MEMORIES] I HAVE.” KENNA ALSO REMEMBERED SOME FRAGMENTS HER DAD HAD TOLD HER ABOUT THE JAMBOREE: “…HE TOLD ME ABOUT RUNNING AROUND THE TENT AND RUNNING INTO THE PRINCE OF WALES, AND HOW EMBARRASSED HE WAS AND HOW ‘UN-SCOUT-LIKE’ HIS CONDUCT WAS… I DO REMEMBER HIM QUITE OFTEN MESSING AROUND AND PRETENDING TO DO THE SWORD DANCE USING STICKS AND THE STUFF HE HAD BEEN TAUGHT WHEN HE WAS IN ENGLAND. IT IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE I AM READING THIS ONE BOOK; IT IS WRITTEN BY LORD BADEN-POWELL BUT IT IS A SUMMARY OR A REPORT ON THE CANADIANS TO HIS EXCELLENCY COUNT WELLINGTON WHO WAS THE CHIEF SCOUT FOR CANADA. HE [TALKED ABOUT]...THE CANADIAN SCOUTS AND THE VISITORS THEY HAD TO THEIR CAMP AND…ABOUT HOW THE SCOTTISH CONTINGENT CAME OVER AND TAUGHT THEM ALL THEIR FOLK DANCING. I AM WONDERING IF THAT IS WHERE THAT CAME FROM, [HOWEVER MY DAD] NEVER ACTUALLY SAID THAT.” DALE SHARED ANOTHER OUTING HIS FATHER WENT ON WITH BOY SCOUTS: “…HE SPENT I THINK A SUMMER...IN GLACIER PARK WITH THE AMERICANS AND HE WAS SHORT HIS SWIMMING [BADGE] TO GET HIS EAGLE SCOUT ON THE U.S. SIDE. THE REASON HE COULD NOT DO THAT WAS BECAUSE HE SAID THE WATER WAS TOO COLD AND HE KEPT LOSING HIS BREATH WHEN HE WAS DIVING IN THE WATER TRYING TO PASS THEIR SWIMMING REQUIREMENTS. OTHERWISE, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EAGLE SCOUT IN ADDITION TO A QUEEN SCOUT…OR KING SCOUT, WHATEVER IT WAS AT THAT TIME. HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THAT CAMP. THEY HAD A CUB COME INTO THE CAMP, SO THE BOYS FORMED A CIRCLE AROUND IT, THEY WERE GOING TO CATCH IT. SO THESE SCOUTS ALL GOT IN A CIRCLE AND WENT AROUND THIS CUB, THINKING THEY WERE GOING TO CORRAL [AROUND] IT, AND HE SAID THE CUB TOOK OFF AND IT JUST KNOCKED THE BOYS OVER. HE SAID, ‘NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE STRENGTH OF A BEAR’… I THINK THAT [STORY] AND BUILDING THE TRAIL ARE ABOUT ALL I CAN REMEMBER OF WHAT HE SAID…” WHEN ASKED TO SPEAK ABOUT THEIR DAD’S INVOLVEMENT IN BOY SCOUTS, KIT SAID: “…WHEN I BECAME A SCOUT LEADER, HE WAS TOTALLY SUPPORTIVE OF ME DOING IT ALL. HE REALLY LIKED THE SCOUT PROGRAM.” KIT WENT ON: “I THINK BECAUSE [SCOUTING] GAVE KIDS DIRECTION… IT GAVE PARTICULARILY CITY KIDS SOMETHING TO KEEP THEM OUT OF TROUBLE. IT GAVE THEM SOMETHING TO BE DOING THAT WAS WORTHWHILE. IT IS A WORTHWHILE PROGRAM.” DALE ALSO INTERPRETED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SCOUTS TO HIS DAD: “…HE WAS A VERY SMALL INDIVIDUAL. WHEN HE WENT TO UNIVERSITY HE WAS NINETY-EIGHT POUNDS. IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THERE ARE MANY REFERENCES TO HIS AWARDS IN TRACK-AND-FIELD, SO HE WAS VERY ATHLETIC, BUT HE WAS VERY TINY. THE SCOUTING PROGRAM GAVE HIM SELF-CONFIDENCE. THERE ARE MANY ARTICLES WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL IN…THE PAPER…AT THE TIME, ACKNOWLEDGING HIS AWARDS IN TRACK-AND-FIELD.” DALE CONTINUED: “…I NEVER WENT VERY FAR IN SCOUTING. I ENJOYED IT, BUT I DID NOT ACCOMPLISH [EVEN CLOSE TO] WHAT HE DID...” DALE SPOKE ON HOW HIS DAD USED THE LESSONS HE LEARNT THROUGH SCOUTS IN HIS PARENTING: “…HE WAS VERY RETICENT TO PUSH HIMSELF FORWARD; HE PREFERRED TO BE ON THE BACK SEAT OF THINGS. HE HAD A LOT OF PRIDE IN [THESE OBJECTS] OBVIOUSLY BY KEEPING [THEM], BUT HE NEVER REALLY DEMONSTRATED IT… HE ONLY TALKED ABOUT IT IN PASSING WHEN THERE WAS A TOPIC THAT IT WAS RELEVANT TO. OTHER THAN THAT, HE DID NOT. FOR EXAMPLE, GIVING ME A LECTURE ON MY CONDUCT, EVEN WHEN I WAS AWAY FROM HOME, AND WITH THAT REFERENCE, THE ROPE TRICK. THAT WAS HIS STYLE, IT WASN’T TO TELL US HOW HE WAS ON THE CORNER DOING ROPE TRICKS, IT WAS TO TELL ME TO PAY ATTENTION.” KENNA ADDED: “AND I THINK THAT IS THE SAME REASON WHY I HEARD ABOUT HIM RUNNING AROUND THE TENT, WAS BECAUSE SOMETIMES I WOULD RUN TO THINGS OR PEOPLE HEAD-LONG.” KENNA CONTINUED TO SPEAK ABOUT GROWING UP WITH THEIR DAD UTILIZING LESSONS LEARNED THROUGH BEING A SCOUT: “…I JUST REMEMBER BEING REALLY JEALOUS THAT MY BROTHERS HAD THESE COOL [SCOUT] HATS… [I WAS] READING HIS JOURNAL…LAST NIGHT AND THEN I FOUND THIS NOTEBOOK THAT HE HAS HANDWRITTEN ALL THAT IS REQUIRED OF A SCOUT LEADER AND THE TRAINING COURSE... AS I WAS READING THROUGH IT, I REALIZED THAT THE TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAD, HE DID USE THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. IT WAS LITTLE THINGS, JUST IN TEACHING YOU HOW TO WALK DOWN THE COULEE AND CHECK FOR RATTLESNAKES. A LOT IT WAS HIS KNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAD LEARNED AS A SCOUT AND AS A SCOUT LEADER. HE WAS JUST CALMLY PASSING ON, LIKE DALE SAID, AS THE MOMENT [WARRANTED] IT, NOT NECESSARILY AS A BIG THING.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO ACCESS THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT, PLEASE SEE THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20200029012
Acquisition Date
2020-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TRAPPER NELSON BACKPACK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL , BRASS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRAPPER NELSON BACKPACK
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, STEEL , BRASS, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
30
Length
69
Width
44
Description
LIGHT GREEN CANVAS BAG WITH WOODEN FRAME FOR SUPPORT. WOOD FRAME IS MADE UP OF TWO VERTICAL WOOD STRUTS FASTENED TO TWO CURVED CROSS PIECES AT TOP AND BOTTOM. BROWN CANVAS JACKET WITH BRASS EYELETS AND NYLON CORD COVERS FRAME. CANVAS STRAP ACROSS TOP OF JACKET IS TORN. A LENGTH OF WHITE CANVAS WEBBING IS WRAPPED AND BOLTED TO TOP SUPPORT STRUT OF FRAME AND EACH END IS RIVETED AGAIN TO A NARROWER LENGTH OF CANVAS WHICH IS RIVETED TO BOTTOM OF WOOD FRAME TO FORM CARRYING STRAPS. ALONG EACH SIDE OF FRAME ARE FOUR LOOP SCREWS. GREEN CANVAS BAG HAS 6CM WIDE PLACKET WITH FOUR BRASS EYELETS WHICH FIT OVER LOOP SCREWS ON FRAME. A WHITE NYLON CORD IS THREADED THROUGH LOOP SCREWS TO HOLD BAG TO FRAME. CANVAS BAG HAS SECOND POCKET SEWN TO ITS FRONT WITH STEEL BUCKLES SEWN BENATH. COVER OF BAG HAS TWO LEATHER STRAPS WITH WHICH TO CLOSE BAG. ON INSIDE OF COVER FLAP IS COTTON LABEL WHICH READS "PIONEER BRAND REG'D TRAPPER NELSON INDIAN PACK BOARD NO.3 PATENT NO. 244902" AND "SOLE MANUFACTURERS JONES TENT & AWNING LTD. VANCOUVER B.C.". THE NUMBER "173" IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK ON RIGHT SIDE OF LABEL. OUTER POCKET FLAP IS CLOSED WITH SINGLE SNAP BUTTON AND HAS TWO STEEL RINGS HELD IN CANVAS LOOPS AT SIDES. COVER FLAP OF OUTER POCKET HAS DARK GREEN COTTON EDGING. OUTER POCKET HAS HOLE TORN IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER. FABRIC IS FADING AND WORN AND HAS A NUMBER OF SMALL STAINS. STEEL PARTS HAVE SLIGHT AMOUNTS OF CORROSION.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BACKPACK WAS PURCHASED BY OWNER IN A TRADING STORE. HAS BEEN IN HIS POSSESSION FOR THE PREVIOUS 20 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P19940052000
Acquisition Date
1994-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19970041131
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.4
Diameter
18.2
Description
DARK BROWN LEATHER BAG HAS CIRCULAR BASE WITH FOLDS THAT GATHER AT TOP. INSIDE BAG IS ORANGE CARDBOARD FRAME. TOP EDGE OF BAG IS CLOSED WITH BROWN COTTON CORD. END OF CORD HAS LEATHER TASSEL.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BAG BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, WHILE AT COALDALE. 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. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041131
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LINGERIE BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739455000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LINGERIE BAG
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
40.6
Width
29.2
Description
LOOSE WEAVE LINEN BAG TRIMMED WITH RED COTTON EYELET & CROSS-STITCH. LINED IN RED COTTON. 1 BUTTON CLOSING. "G.W LADYS" ON FLAP IN CROSS-STITCH. LINING HAS COME UNSTITCHED ALONG TOP FLAP. LINEN STAINED TRHOUGHOUT.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
UNKNOWN
Catalogue Number
P19739455000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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