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Other Name
MILITARY LANYARD
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1974
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ZARI, NYLON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090008000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY LANYARD
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1974
Materials
ZARI, NYLON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
82.6
Width
5.0
Description
MILITARY LANYARD, GOLD AND MAROON CORD, BRAIDED AND TWISTED IN AREAS, HANGING ENDS OF CORD DECORATED WITH GOLD COLORED BRASS TASSELS, TOP OF TASSEL IS SPHERICAL COVERED IN BRAIDED WIRE, END OF TASSEL IS CONICAL, DEPICTS CEREMONIAL AXE.
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PERSONAL SYMBOL
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POLITICS
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR IRIS ASPESLET AT TIME OF DONATION, THE AIGUILETTE WAS WORN BY HER HUSBAND, A. O. (TONY) ASPESLET, WHEN HE SERVED AS AIDE-DE-CAMP FOR GRANT MACEWAN WHO WAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FROM 1966-1974. THE DONOR SAID HE WORE THE AIGUILETTE DURING EVENTS SUCH AS A BOY SCOUT INSPECTION AND THE OPENING OF THE NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDENS. ACCORDING TO WWW.NIKKAYUKO.COM, "ESTABLISHED DURING CANADA’S CENTENNIAL IN 1967, NIKKA YUKO WAS BUILT TO RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY TO THE MULTI-CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, AND AS A SYMBOL OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP. ITS NAME WAS CREATED FROM THE JAPANESE WORDS NI (FROM NIHON MEANING JAPAN), KA FROM KANADA OR CANADA, AND YUKO, WHICH TRANSLATES AS 'FRIENDSHIP' TO MEAN 'JAPAN-CANADA FRIENDSHIP.'" THE EVENT WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY PRINCE AND PRINCESS TAKAMATSU. DONOR WAS UNABLE TO RECALL HOW OR WHY THE AIGUILETTE SURVIVED. AIDES-DE-CAMP ACT AS LIASONS BETWEEN THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND ORGANIZATIONS; PROVIDE ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO HOSTS OF OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; ENSURE THE CORRECT LEVEL OF PROTOCOL IS ADHERED TO AT OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS; AND ATTEND TO THE NEEDS OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. THE POSITION IS SELECTED FROM MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCES, RESERVISTS AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ACCORDING TO "LETHBRIDGE AT WAR," "LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET FIRST JOINED THE ARMY IN 1941 AS AN INFANTEER. ONE YEAR LATER, AND NOW IN ENGLAND, HE WAS A CORPORAL WITH THE 29TH CANADIAN ARMOURED RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT. AFTER OFFICER TRAINING AT SANDHURST, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET WAS COMMISSIONED AND HE SERVED IN EUROPE UNTIL RETURNING TO CANADA FOR DEMOBILIZATION ON 10 JANUARY 1946. NOT TOO LONG AFTERWARDS HE WAS BACK IN THE ARMY, THIS TIME WITH THE 19TH ALBERTA ARMOURED CAR REGIMENT IN EDMONTON AND LATER THE CALGARY TANKS. UPON ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET FIRST JOINED THE ENGINEERS UNTIL THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMAND THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT PRESENTED ITSELF. ALL THROUGH HIS RESERVE SERVICE IN ALBERTA, HE WORKED IN THE DAIRY PROCESSING INDUSTRY AS A DAIRY SPECIALIST. LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET CONTINUED TO COMMAND THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT UNTIL JANUARY 1967 WITH MAJOR JACK CLEWES AS HIS SECOND-IN-COMMAND FOR MUCH OF THIS TIME." A.O. ASPESLET PASSED AWAY IN MAY OF 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090008000
Acquisition Date
2008-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980054017
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
57.9
Width
48.8
Description
HEAVY UNBLEACHED COTTON APRON. CUT FROM SINGLE PIECE OF FABRIC, WITH BOTTOM TURNED UP AND STITCHED TO FORM TWO POCKETS; ALSO INCLUDES BIB SECTION. COTTON NECK TIE AND WAIST TIES, APP. 46CM (L). BLUE DECAL ON FRONT OF APRON, WITH "KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL" LOGO AND "SOUTHWEST CALGARY MEMBER" PRINTED ABOVE. TWO VERY SMALL BROWN STAINS AT UPPER LEFT BREAST.
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PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980054017
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MASONIC LODGE SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE
Catalogue Number
P19651586000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MASONIC LODGE SET
Date
1905
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 CASE. 2.8 CM HT. X 21.3 CM WTH. X 46 CM LTH. LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE. LINEN ON INTERIOR OF CASE IS SOILED ANDSTAINED. 1 PIECE. "J. COWIE" IN GOLD ON FRONT FLAP. STEEL SNAPS. "CARR F. CO. CANADA" ON INSIDE OF SNAP HEAD. BLACK LEATHER COVERED CASE FOR MASONIC LODGE APRON. 3 STEEL SNAPS ON FRONT FLAP. LINED WITH WHITE FLANNELETTE. .2 MASONIC LODGE APRON (SET). 35.0 CM WTH. X 40.3 CM LTH. SATIN, BRASS, LEATHER, RIBBON. 1 PIECE. SOME AREAS SOILED AND FADED. TWO BOOMERANG SHAPES JOINING TOGETHER WITH "G" IN MIDDLE, IN BRASS COIL BRAID ON TOP FLAP. 2 STARS ON FRONT. BLUE SATIN, GOLD BRAID TRIM, WHITE KID LEATHER CENTRE, BRASS BALL AND CHAIN DECORATIONS. BLUE WEB TIES, BRASS SNAKE CLASP. BLUE TIES HAVE BEEN MENDED. .3 BUTTON "GRAND LODGE" SET. 1.9 CM DIA.BRASS. 2 PIECES. BRITISH COLUMBIA GRAND LODGE, 2 BOOMERANG SHAPES CROSSING WITH "G" INMIDDLE, AF & AM 50 YEARS", ON TOP. BLUE ENAMEL. ATTACHES TO BELT OF MASONIC APRON. .4 CERTIFICATE "GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND" (SET). 23.5 CM WTH. X 7 CM LTH. HEAVY PAPER. 1 PIECE. TO JOHN COWIE RE: MEMBERSHIP IN GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND "LIVINGSTON EST. ANDREW MOTHERWELL".
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PERSONAL SYMBOL
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ASSOCIATIONS
History
RECEIVED BY DONOR MAY 20 1905. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PIN DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM BY THOMASINA COWIE (NEE WHITE). ON 13 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH COWIE’S GRANDSON, STEWART JOHN CAMPBELL. HE IS THE SECOND SON OF ANNE ADAMSON CAMPBELL (NEE COWIE), THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THOMASINA AND JOHN COWIE. THROUGH REVIEW OF THE ARTIFACT DONATION MADE BY HIS GRANDMOTHER IN 1965, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THESE ITEMS WERE UNKNOWN TO STEWART CAMPBELL. HE WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE GREATER DETAIL ABOUT THE DONORS AND SUPPLIED THE MUSEUM WITH FAMILY RECORDS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THE INTERVIEW: “[THESE ITEMS] APPEAR TO BE ARTIFACTS LARGELY COLLECTED BY MY GRANDFATHER, JOHN COWIE. WE KNEW IN OUR FAMILY HISTORY THAT MY GRANDFATHER SPENT SOME TIME AS AN ENGINEER IN THE WHAT I WOULD CALL THE BRITISH MERCHANT MARINE, [WHICH HAD] COMMERCIAL VESSELS THAT TRANSPORTED GOODS. [THE COMPANY] WAS VERY LIKELY CENTERED OUT OF GLASGOW IN SCOTLAND.” WHEN EXPLAINING THE POSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DONATION, CAMPBELL SHARED, “SO WHAT I BELIEVE HAS HAPPENED IS THAT AFTER MY GRANDFATHER [JOHN COWIE’S] PASSING [IN 1964], THOM (AS HE USED TO CALL HIS WIFE) SENT SEVERAL OF THESE ARTIFACTS OVER TO THE GALT MUSEUM.” LOOKING AT THE MASONIC LODGE APRON SET, CAMPBELL EXPLAINED, “I KNOW OF MY GRANDMOTHER BEING A MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, WHICH WOULD IMPLY THEN THAT MY GRANDFATHER WAS ALSO A MASON, BUT I’M NOT AWARE THAT WHEN HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE THAT HE BECAME ACTIVE IN THE MASONIC LODGE HERE… BUT IT IS INTERESTING THE DATE ON [THE APRON] IS 1905, SO THAT HAD TO BE FROM HIS TIME BEFORE HE ACTUALLY LEFT SCOTLAND OR PERHAPS IT WAS HIS FATHER’S.” IN A DESCRIPTION OF HIS GRANDPARENTS’ IMMIGRATION STORY, CAMPBELL RECOUNTED, “THEY ARRIVED AT THE USUAL PORTS, I GUESS MONTREAL, GOT ON THE CPR RAILWAY. THEY GOT AS FAR AS WINNIPEG. [MY GRANDFATHER] HAD IN HIS HAND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION AND A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE HEAD OF THE CALEDONIA RAILWAY IN SCOTLAND. THERE IS SOME SIGNIFICANCE TO THE CALEDONIA RAILWAY IN THAT IT REALLY WAS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF SCOTLAND, PARTICULARLY IN AND AROUND GLASGOW. SO HIS TRADE WAS AS AN ENGINEER AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT HE BECAME WHEN HE CAME TO CANADA AND JOINED THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. HE HAD AN INTERESTING LIFE, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS WITH THE CPR.” “I FIRST BEGAN TO KNOW OF MY GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER WHEN THEY WERE LIVING FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN VANCOUVER AND THEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE,” CAMPBELL EXPLAINED, “SO THEY MOVED TO VANCOUVER WHEN HE RETIRED FROM THE CPR IN THE OGDEN YARD IN CALGARY AND THEY STAYED ONLY TWO OR THREE YEARS. I GATHER THE HUMIDITY THERE WAS NOT CONDUCIVE HIS OWN HEALTH AND HE NEEDED TO MOVE TO A DRIER CLIMATE, BUT ALSO TO MOVE CLOSER TO FAMILY AS WELL. MY PARENTS AT THAT POINT IN TIME WERE RESIDENT IN PICTURE BUTTE, AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY HAD MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. [AS A RESULT OF THEIR PROXIMITY TO WHERE MY FAMILY LIVED,] I KNEW MY GRANDPARENTS VERY, VERY WELL AS A BOY GROWING UP.” “THERE WASN’T A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THEIR TIME BACK IN SCOTLAND,” CAMPBELL RECALLED, “[THIS COLLECTION] REFLECTS [A PERIOD IN THEIR LIVES] WHEN THEY HAPPILY IMMIGRATED AND THEY’VE HAD A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE IN CANADA AND SPECIFICALLY IN LETHBRIDGE.” DESCRIBING HOW HIS FAMILY CAME TO SETTLE IN LETHBRIDGE, CAMPBELL SAID, “[MY FATHER], DON CAMPBELL, WAS BORN [IN DALKEITH, ONTARIO]. HIS FATHER, HIS MOTHER, AND HE AND HIS TWO SISTERS CAME TO PLENTY, SASKATCHEWAN, WHERE THEY WERE FARM WORKERS. AND THEN THEY MOVED FROM THERE TO JUST EAST OF SUTHERLAND. MY FATHER AT THE AGE OF 18 BECAME RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FAMILY AND FARM. HE WASN’T A FARMER, BUT HE WAS A MERCHANT. SO MY FATHER EVENTUALLY LEFT THE FARM AND BECAME A TRAVELLING SALESMEN FOR MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. AND THAT’S WHAT BROUGHT THEM TO CALGARY IN 1939 AFTER MY MOTHER AND FATHER GOT MARRIED IN SASKATOON. MY DAD, WITH HIS TRAVELLING FOR MARSHALL-WELLS, WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A SPOT HE COULD BUY [TO ESTABLISH] A HARDWARE STORE. HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE PART OWNERSHIP OF A HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE AND EVENTUALLY BECAME THE SOLE OWNER. AND HE WAS IN THAT HARDWARE STORE FOR 32 YEARS AS I RECALL.” “I WAS BORN IN 1947,” CAMPBELL CONTINUED, “AT THE AGE OF ONE, [WE MOVED] TO PICTURE BUTTE [AND] WE, AS A FAMILY, MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHEN I WAS 6 IN ABOUT ’53 OR SO. THE REASON FOR THE MOVE [TO LETHBRIDGE] WAS THAT MY MOTHER WAS MUSICAL. SHE HAD BEEN TEACHING AND CONDUCTING CHOIRS SINCE SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD. AND SO THE MINISTER OF SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH LEARNED OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT THE PICTURE BUTTE UNITED CHURCH, [SUCH AS] SOME OF THE OPERETTAS THAT MOM WAS PUTTING ON [THERE], AND INVITED MOM TO SING IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHOIR. ULTIMATELY, THEY INVITED MY MOTHER TO BECOME THE CHOIR DIRECTOR AND TO ESTABLISH A JUNIOR GIRLS’ CHOIR. AND SO THIS PROMPTED MY MOTHER AND FATHER TO MOVE FROM PICTURE BUTTE TO LETHBRIDGE EVEN THOUGH MY DAD CONTINUED TO WITH THE HARDWARE STORE OUT OF PICTURE BUTTE.” EXPLAINING THE EXTENT OF HIS FAMILY’S AND HIS OWN CONNECTION TO LETHBRIDGE, CAMPBELL SAID, “I WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE ESSENTIALLY. SO I HAVE VERY, VERY FOND MEMORIES OF MY TIME THERE AS A BOY. THE COMMUNITY MIGHT HAVE BEEN 25,000 TO 30,000 PEOPLE. YOU KNEW A LOT OF PEOPLE, YOU DIDN’T KNOW EVERYBODY, BUT YOU KNEW AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE. AND CERTAINLY PEOPLE LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE KNEW MY MOTHER REALLY WELL. AND PEOPLE LIVING IN PICTURE BUTTE AND COALDALE KNEW MY FATHER VERY WELL. “MY MOTHER WAS A MUSIC TEACHER AND A VOLUNTEER CHOIR CONDUCTOR. WE HAD STUDENTS COME THROUGH OUR HOUSE FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THERE WOULD BE FAMILIES THAT WOULD DRIVE THEIR DAUGHTERS FROM [PLACES SUCH AS] VAUXHALL, CARDSTON, RAYMOND, AND FORT MACLEOD INTO LETHBRIDGE [FOR] THE PRACTICES OF HER CHOIRS. AND THE BASEMENT WAS A STUDIO, SO IN ANY ONE WEEK THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE FROM 60 TO 80 STUDENTS COMING THROUGH THE HOUSE,” CAMPBELL WENT ON. “THE MEMORIES ARE PRETTY DEEP INTO THE LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. [AFTER I HAD MY OWN FAMILY, WE SPENT] SIX REALLY LOVELY YEARS LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE AS A FAMILY. SO MY DAUGHTERS – HEATHER ANNE, SHELIA JEAN, MARY LOUISE, AND MEGAN LEE – HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF THEIR TIMES IN LETHBRIDGE AS WELL. PROVIDED ALONG WITH THE INTERVIEW WERE RECORDS COMPILED BY STEWART CAMPBELL USING THE GENEALOGY WEBSITE, ANCESTRY.COM. ACCORDING TO THE RECORDS, JOHN COWIE WAS BORN ON 7 NOVEMBER 1883 IN MOTHERWELL, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND TO HIS PARENTS, ISABELLA (NEE LAIRD) AND ROBERT COWIE. HE WAS THE ELDEST OF APPROXIMATELY TEN CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY. COWIE WAS MARRIED TO THOMASINA COWIE (NEE WHITE) IN MOTHERWELL, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND OF 26 JULY 1910. THOMASINA WAS BORN ON 13 SEPTEMBER 1884 IN LOCHMABEN, DUMFRIESSHIRE, SCOTLAND TO JOHN AND ANNE (NEE ADAMSON) WHITE. THE COUPLE EMIGRATED FROM SCOTLAND TO CANADA IN 1910, WHERE JOHN BEGAN WORKING FOR THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. THIS WORK TOOK THE FAMILY TO SASKATOON, SK, AND SUTHERLAND, SK, TO GLACIER STATION, BC, AND FINALLY CALGARY, AB WHERE HE RETIRED. UPON RETIREMENT, JOHN AND THOMASINA MOVE TO VANCOUVER, BC AND BY 1955 THEY HAD SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB TO BE CLOSER TO THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER, ANNE ANDERSON CAMPBELL (NEE COWIE), AND HER FAMILY. THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER WAS NAMED ISABELL WRIGHT (NEE COWIE) WHO LIVED IN SASKATCHEWAN. JOHN COWIE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 31 DECEMBER 1964 AT THE AGE OF 81 YEARS. THOMASINA COWIE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1976 AT THE AGE OF 91 YEARS. FOR COMPLETE IMMIGRATION STORY AND EXTENDED FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE, WHICH INCLUDES THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, GENEALOGY RECORDS, AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANNE CAMPBELL, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORDS OF HER PREVIOUS DONATION P20000018000.
Catalogue Number
P19651586000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
VICTORY LOAN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FLANNEL, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19970071027
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VICTORY LOAN
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1946
Materials
FLANNEL, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Length
42.5
Width
8
Description
TWO MATCHING LIGHT BLUE FLANNEL ARMBANDS WITH WHITE LINEN BACKING. EMBROIDERED IN CENTRE OF EACH IS "VICTORY LOAN" WITH RED MAPLE LEAF ABOVE. EACH BAND HAS THREE BRASS SNAP FASTENERS (FOR ADJUSTABLE SIZES). EDGES UNFINISHED, AND SLIGHLTY FRAYING.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE. BOYSE WAS THE CHAIRMAN FOR THE LIONS CLUB VICTORY LOAN COMMITTEE DURING WWII. SERVICE CLUBS IN THE CITY COMPETED FOR THE VICTORY LOAN SHEILD, AWARDED TO THE TEAM WITH THE MOST SUBSCRIPTIONS. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970071027
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1942
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970073052
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1942
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
18.2
Width
10.2
Description
BLACK COTTON ARMBAND, JOINED AT BACK TO FORM CIRCLE BY TWO ELASTIC BANDS AT TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS. "V.V.R." STENCILLED IN RED PAINT ON FRONT.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONATED BY UNKNOWN DONOR TO LEGION, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR USE AND HISTORY UNKNOWN. COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE VETERANS VOLUNTEER RESERVE DURING WWII WAS DAVID STEVENSON. ORGANIZATION ASSISTED WITH THE AIR RAID PROTECTION PROGRAM IN LETHBRIDGE. FOR HISTORY OF COLLECTION SEE P19970073001-GA. ESTABLISHED BY THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT IN WWII, THE VETERANS VOLUNTEER RESERVE (VVR) WAS CREATED AS A DETERRENT TO “ENEMY ALIEN” ACTIVITIES. A UNIT OF THE VVR WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1940 AND ITS MEMBERS, MOSTLY WWI VETERANS, WERE SWORN SPECIAL CONSTABLES. IN 1942, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED THAT THE UNIT WAS, “FORMED AS AN AUXILIARY TO THE CITY POLICE FORCE”, BUT THAT IT WAS NEAR COLLAPSE ON ACCOUNT THAT “THERE WAS LITTLE FOR IT TO DO”. IRONICALLY, SUPPORT FOR THE VVR WAS ON THE DECLINE AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE POLICE FORCE WAS FACING MANPOWER SHORTAGES WHICH, ACCORDING TO THE HERALD, WERE DUE TO MEMBERS’ ENLISTMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING HERALD ARTICLES, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19970073052
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970073053
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
17.1
Width
9.82
Description
BLUE NYLON ARMBAND WITH YELLOW NYLON BAND STITCHED HORIZONTALLY ALONG CENTRE. EMBROIDERED IN YELLOW IS "CANADIAN LEGION WAR SERVICES". CREST FOR "BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE CANADIAN LEGION" AT CENTRE. WIDE WHITE ELASTIC BAND JOINS TWO ENDS AT BACK TO FORM CIRCULAR BAND. LINED WITH BLACK GLAZED COTTON SLIGHTLY SOILED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONATED BY UNKNOWN DONOR TO LEGION, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR USE AND HISTORY UNKNOWN. FOR HISTORY OF COLLECTION SEE P19970073001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARMBAND.
Catalogue Number
P19970073053
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19960112087
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
50.6
Width
9.8
Description
ORANGE/RED POLYESTER ARMBAND WITH TWO ROWS OF THREE SNAPS TO ADJUST LENGTH WHEN WORN. PALE YELLOW FELT ELLIPTICAL PATCH SEWN TO CENTRE WITH NAVY BLUE TRIM AND "SECURITY SUPERVISOR".
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PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*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
P19960112087
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, THREAD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990038035
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RUBBER, THREAD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.5
Diameter
10.0
Description
THREE CIRCULAR ELASTICS. EACH ELASTIC IS COVERED WITH TURQUOISE THREAD. THERE ARE SPECKS OF GOLD THROUGHOUT THE TURQUOISE. EACH HAS A SMALL SECTION THAT IS COVERED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC, TO HOLD BANDS TOGETHER. ONE OF THE BANDS HAS HAD SOME OF ITS ELASTIC STRETCHED OUT. THE OTHER TWO BANDS ARE BASICALLY THE SAME SIZE. SOME OF THE TURQUOISE ON ALL THREE HAS BECOME DISCOLOURED, TO A YELLOWISH COLOUR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO FRED A. EWING. A MALE CLOTHING ACCESSORY, USED IN 1800S/EARLY1900S. SEE P19990038001-GA FOR HISTORY. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBER P19990038036-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING ARMBANDS AND A BELT DONATED BY W.F. AND JULIA EWING. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. FREDERICK ANDREW EWING WAS BORN IN KINGSTON MILLS, ON AND LIVED ACROSS CANADA AND THE US, INCLUDING: MANITOBA AT THE AGE OF 12, RIVERSIDE, CA IN 1890, ONTARIO IN 1893, AND FINALLY LETHBRIDGE IN 1898. HE WORKED FOR W.D. “CURLIE” WHITNEY FOR TWO YEARS, BEFORE BUYING LAND WEST OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. WITH HIS FIRST WIFE MONICA EWING (NEE MCCAUGHTERY), HE HAD TWO CHILDREN: BILL AND TOM EWING. FREDERICK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 ON JULY 29, 1972. MONICA EWING (NEE MCCAUGHTERY) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 25 IN NOVEMBER 1918, SUCCUMBING TO PNEUMONIA, FOLLOWING A BOUT WITH INFLUENZA. HER SISTER, MRS. MABEL (HARRY) PATTERSON, DIED JUST A WEEK BEFORE MONICA. BILL AND TOM EWING WERE CARED FOR BY MONICA’S SISTER, EDNA FORBES, UNTIL FRED REMARRIED IN 1921. FRED’S SECOND WIFE WAS ELIZABETH EWING (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1889 WITH HER FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON NOVEMBER 12, 1978. WILLIAM “BILL” EWING PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 94 ON DECEMBER 27, 2006. HE WAS THE SON OF FREDERICK AND MONICA EWING. HE WAS MARRIED TO JULIA SABINE EWING (NEE BOND). JULIA SABINE BOND EWING WAS BORN ON JULY 29, 1915 IN VULCAN, AB, THE THIRD OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN AND BLANCHE BOND. AS A CHILD, SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO HIGH RIVER, AB, WHERE SHE LIVED UNTIL 1949 WHEN SHE MOVED TO A FARM NEAR CARMANGAY, AB. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1966 AND LIVED THERE UNTIL HER PASSING AT THE AGE OF 95 ON JUNE 24, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990038035
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR OF ARM STRAPS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ELASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990041008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR OF ARM STRAPS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
ELASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.5
Length
12.3
Width
0.1
Description
TWO ELASTIC ARM BANDS. THEY ARE BURGUNDY WITH A YELLOW STRIPE BETWEEN TWO GREY STRIPES. THEY ARE EACH LOOPED THROUGH TWO METAL PIECES WHICH ALLOW THEM TO BE LENGTHENED AND SHORTENED. ONE END IS LOOSE (TO ALLOW FOR SIZE ADJUSTMENT); THIS END IS CAPPED WITH A PIECE OF SILVER METAL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
A MALE FASHION ACCESSORY WORN AROUND ARMS, ALONG WITH LONG-SLEEVED SHIRTS; EARLY 20TH CENTURY. 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. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF ARMBANDS DONATED BY MURIEL NUGENT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MURIEL AGNES WILSON NUGENT (NEE COLLIN) WAS BORN ON MARCH 20, 1915 IN WINNIPEG, MB. SHE LIVED THERE UNTIL MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1946. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON OCTOBER 8, 2002. MURIEL MARRIED WILLIAM TELLUS NUGENT IN ST. JAMES, MB ON MARCH 17, 1934. WILLIAM WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1913 ON CARTER FARM, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BROKENHEAD, MB. HE WORKED FOR MERCHANTS CONSOLIDATED LTD., AND WALTER WOODS HARDWARE IN WINNIPEG BEFORE SERVING IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE IN WINNIPEG AND NOVA SCOTIA DURING WWII. IN APRIL 1946, WILLIAM AND MURIEL MOVED WITH THEIR FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT WILLIAM COULD WORK FOR WESTERN CANADA HARDWARE. HE PASSED AWAY ON MAY 16, 1989. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990041008
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, DENIM
Catalogue Number
P19990088003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
FELT, DENIM
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
46.4
Width
10.1
Description
RECTANGULAR. FRONT OF ARMBAND IS MADE OF RED FELT, WITH A STRIP OF YELLOW FELT SEWN ACROSS TOP AND BOTTOM. IN THE CENTER THE LETTERS "RNWMP VA" ARE SEWN ON IN NAVY BLUE FELT. ARMBAND IS STIFFENED WITH INTERFACING, AND BACKED WITH A PIECE OF BLACK DENIM TYPE MATERIAL.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 TO 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO 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.
Catalogue Number
P19990088003
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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