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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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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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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
NAZI SWAZTIKA
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SATIN RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19738868000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAZI SWAZTIKA
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
COTTON, SATIN RIBBON
No. Pieces
1
Length
42.5
Width
10.8
Description
BLACK SATIN RIBBON SWASTIKA ON WHITE CIRCLE ON RED BACKGROUND.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR'S FATHER'S FAMILY CAME TO AREA IN 1910, MOTHER'S SIDE ABOUT 1918. DONOR'S FATHER SERVED IN W.W. 1 WITH 20TH FIELD BATTERY R.C.A.. OTHER MATERIAL IS FROM HUDSON'S FARM - DATES POST A.D. 1925. MR. HUDSON'S FATHER AND GRANDFATHER SETTLED FIRST IN LETHBRIDGE. FATHER AND GRANDFATHER BOTH WERE TRAVELLING SALESMEN IN EARLY YEARS. HIS FATHER THEN SETTLED IN TABER, AFTER W.W. I. HE STARTED FARMING IN IRON SPRINGS IN 1925. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO KENNETH ALLAN HUDSON’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “HUDSON PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1993 AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. FLORENCE HUDSON OF PICTURE BUTTE ALBERTA. BORN IN TABER, ALBERTA ON JANUARY 28, 1922, KEN MARRIED FLORENCE ANGLE ON JANUARY 19, 1949 IN LETHBRIDGE. KEN SERVED OVERSEAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WITH R.C.A.S.C.. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE RETURNED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. KEN RETIRED IN 1987, AFTER SELLING THE FARM AND HAS RESIDED IN PICTURE BUTTE UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS PASSING. KEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION AND ACTIVE WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF CANADA IN HIS EARLIER YEARS.” ACCORDING TO THE LEGION MAGAZINE ONLINE, HUDSON WAS ISSUED THE SERVICE NUMBER M105776. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738868000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NAZI ARMBAND
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19860045001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAZI ARMBAND
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Materials
COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Width
8.9
Diameter
38
Description
GOLD OR YELLOW COTTON BAND SEWN TO FELT BACKING. STAMPED IN BLACK LETTERING: "DEUTFCHE WEHRMACHT". STAMPED IN PURPLE INK ILLEGIBLE LETTERS IN CIRCLE WITH GERMAN EAGLE & SWASTIKA.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
USED BY THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES TO IDENTIFY CIVILIAN & NON-MILITARY UNIFORMED PERSONEL ATTACHED TO OR WORKING CLOSELY WITH ANY BRANCH OF THE MILITARY FORCE. DONOR ACQUIRED WHILE SERVING IN HOLLAND WITH 1ST DIVISION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (VANCOUVER) AS A MEDIC. ACQUIRED FROM GERMAN ARMY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY JAMES BURNESS. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, "JAMES (JIM) NICOL BURNESS OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 86. JIM, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN BURNESS (NEE YANOTA), WAS BORN MAY 11, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS, JIM GREW UP AND RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN BURDETT, ALBERTA AND AT THE AGE OF 24 ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED PROUDLY AS A STRETCHER-BEARER WITH THE INFANTRY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR TWO. AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION FOR TEN YEARS IN BANFF AND LETHBRIDGE. IN 1949 HE MARRIED ANN YANOTA OF BLAIRMORE AND THEY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. THEY BUILT THEIR OWN HOME, ONE IN WHICH THEY LIVED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. JIM COMPLETED A 24-YEAR CAREER WITH THE POST OFFICE, HELPING REVITALIZE THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION... HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROTARY, KINSMEN, SHRINERS, SCOTTISH RITE, AND THE LETHBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB." SEE PERMANENT RECORD P19860042001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860045001
Acquisition Date
1985-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NAZI ARMBAND
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19860045002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAZI ARMBAND
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Width
8.5
Diameter
38
Description
GOLD OR YELLOW COTTON BAND STAMPED IN BLACK LETTERING: "DEUTFCHE WEHRMACHT".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
USED BY THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES TO IDENTIFY CIVILIAN & NON-MILITARY UNIFORMED PERSONEL ATTACHED TO OR WORKING CLOSELY WITH ANY BRANCH OF THE MILITARY FORCE. DONOR ACQUIRED WHILE SERVING IN HOLLAND WITH 1ST DIVISION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (VANCOUVER) AS A MEDIC. ACQUIRED FROM GERMAN ARMY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY JAMES BURNESS. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, "JAMES (JIM) NICOL BURNESS OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 86. JIM, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN BURNESS (NEE YANOTA), WAS BORN MAY 11, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS, JIM GREW UP AND RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN BURDETT, ALBERTA AND AT THE AGE OF 24 ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED PROUDLY AS A STRETCHER-BEARER WITH THE INFANTRY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR TWO. AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION FOR TEN YEARS IN BANFF AND LETHBRIDGE. IN 1949 HE MARRIED ANN YANOTA OF BLAIRMORE AND THEY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. THEY BUILT THEIR OWN HOME, ONE IN WHICH THEY LIVED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. JIM COMPLETED A 24-YEAR CAREER WITH THE POST OFFICE, HELPING REVITALIZE THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION... HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROTARY, KINSMEN, SHRINERS, SCOTTISH RITE, AND THE LETHBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB." SEE PERMANENT RECORD P19860042001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860045002
Acquisition Date
1985-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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
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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".
Subjects
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

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