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Other Name
JAPANESE "BON" TRAY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041617
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE "BON" TRAY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.9
Diameter
31.4
Description
CIRCULAR LACQUERED WOODEN TRAY WITH SCALLOPED EDGE AND FLORAL PATTERN IN MIDDLE. THREE MULTI-PETALED FLOWERS AND RED JAPANESE SEAL IN MIDDLE. LACQUER IS PEELING IN MIDDLE AND WORN AROUND BOTTOM EDGE. SURFACE OF TRAY IS ALSO HEAT BLEACHED/STAINED.
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
TRAY WAS BROUGHT TO CANADA FROM JAPAN BY ONE OF DONOR'S PARENTS. THE TRAY IS USED TO SERVE RICE AND TEA. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041617
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COCA-COLA SERVING TRAY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20000010001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COCA-COLA SERVING TRAY
Date
1977
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
32.8
Width
26.8
Description
OVAL, TIN SERVING TRAY. OUTER EDGE IS PAINTED BROWN. OUTER EDGE ALSO HAS TWO GOLD LINES. CENTRE OF TRAY HAS A PICTURE OF A WOMAN IN A PINK HAT AND DRESS, ON A GREEN BACKGROUND. SHE IS HOLDING A COCA COLA BOTTLE. IN RED PRINT AT BOTTOM READS "DRINK COCA-COLA TRADE MARK REG.". IN WHITE PRINT AROUND UNDERSIDE OF RIM READS "IN CANADA COCA-COLA IS A REGISTERED TRADE MARK WHICH IDENTIFIES ONLY THE PRODUCT OF COCA-COLA LTD."
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
MATERIAL WAS IN DONORS POSSESSION FOR MAX. 5 YEARS. MATERIAL CAME FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BANK, PRIOR TO DONORS POSSESSION. DONORS COLLECTED MATERIAL WHILE EMPLOYEES AT BANK FOR 6 YEARS, 1990-1996. MATERIAL DONATED AS DONORS CANNOT CARE FOR OR DISPLAY PROPERLY.
Catalogue Number
P20000010001
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
"LETHBRIDGE 1923, W.J. MORTON"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL PLATED METAL
Catalogue Number
P20090033000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"LETHBRIDGE 1923, W.J. MORTON"
Date
1923
Materials
NICKEL PLATED METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.8
Length
19.0
Width
32.6
Description
TRAY, NICKEL PLATE, ART DECO STYLE WITH CUT OUT HANDLES AND CUT OUT GEOMETRICAL DESIGN, MARKED, “PRESENTED TO W.R. MACKINTOSH,” AND “LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL… W.J. MORTON,” MISSING TWO HANDLES.
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR ACQUIRED THE TRAY FROM HER SISTER RETA GOWLLAND IN THE SUMMER OF 2009. RETA HAD PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED IT FROM HER MOTHER IVY MORTON WHO WAS THE SISTER IN LAW OF WILLIAM JOHNSTON MORTON. RETA RECEIVED THE PLATTER AFTER HER MOTHER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1960. DONOR RECALLS W. J. MORTON CAME TO AB IN 1912 FROM SCOTLAND. ACCORDING TO THE SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HISTORY BOOK, "HE CAME AS A RESULT OF THE CPR'S PROMOTION TO GET IMMIGRANTS TO PURCHASE AND FARM LAND AROUND LETHBRIDGE WHERE THEY HAD BUILT THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM." HE BOUGHT A 40 ACRE FARM AT SW 15-9-21-W4 AND HE MARKET GARDENED COMMERCIALLY. IN 1931 HE MOVED TO B.C. AND GARDENED THERE. THEN HE GOT TO VANCOUVER, B.C. AND HE DID DIFFERENT THINGS ON THE SHIPS. HE HAD AN OCEAN FRONT SHACK/COTTAGE. WHILE THERE HE HAD POTTED PLANTS. AT THE TIME OF THE DONATION, THE DONOR SAID, “HE WOULD COME AND VISIT ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS.” WHEN THE DONOR’S MOTHER HAD THE TRAY IT SAT UNUSED IN THE BACK OF A CUPBOARD. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090033000
Acquisition Date
2009-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS, COTTON, CROCHET THREAD, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19640960000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, BRASS, COTTON, CROCHET THREAD, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Length
42.5
Width
29.5
Description
GLASS INSET 38.1 CM X 24.1 OVER WHITE COTTON CROCHET DOILY. WOODEN EDGES STAINED DARKLY. CROCHET ON INSIDE IS OF FLORAL PATTERN. 2 BRASS HANDLES, ONE ON EACH SIDE, PUT ON WITH SCREWS. BOTTOM HAS CARDBOARD BACKING TACKED TO FRAME.
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
***UPDATED 07/98: ORIGINAL RECORD READ "WOODEN EDGES PAINTED A CREAM YELLOW WHICH IS FADED. CHIPPED AND CRACKING ... BOTTOM SIDE HAS BEEN WET AS THE CARDBOARD IS RIPPLED AND STAINED". ITEM HAS EVIDENTLY BEEN REFINISHED AFTER ACQUISITION, LIKELY AFTER 1985 JUDGING BY NUMBERING OF ARTIFACT. NO DOCUMENTATION OF RESTORATION.
Catalogue Number
P19640960000
Acquisition Date
1964-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HARDWOOD, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19740059000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
HARDWOOD, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.0
Length
36.2
Width
56.5
Description
HAND CARVED HARDWOOD BOTTOM. DESIGN IS FLORAL & GEOMETRIC & POSSIBLY EAST EUROPEAN OR BALKAN DESIGN (EUCALYPTUS LEAVES?). GLASS COVERS THE CARVED BOTTOM. BRASS HANDLES, ONE ON EACH SIDE. 5 CM EDGE AROUND BASE. 1 CRACK INSIDE - SPLINTERED. 1 PIECE OF WOOD MISSING AT TOP OF EDGE AT END.
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
POSSIBLY OBTAINED BY A NURSE (UKRAINIAN FRIEND OF FAMILY) FROM THE PONOKA MENTAL HOSPITAL. MADE BY A PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL AS A HANDICRAFT FOR SALE.
Catalogue Number
P19740059000
Acquisition Date
1974-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19740084000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, COTTON
Height
7.0
Length
54.6
Width
35.0
Description
MAHOGANY TRAY HAS CURVED HANDLES AT EACH END. BOTTOM HAS BEEN SPLIT FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER THROUGH THE MIDDLE & ONE SIDE IS WARPED. TRAY SCREWED TOGETHER & VARNISHED. UNDER GLASS INSET IS HAND EMBROIDERED CLOTH OF 3 FLOWER GROUPS. COLOURS IN CLOTH: ORANGE, YELLOW, BLUE (3 SHADES), GREEN (4 SHADES), MAUVE, BEIGE.
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19740084000
Acquisition Date
1974-02
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19860019000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1928
Materials
SILVER PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Length
58.5
Width
37.5
Description
BACK STAMPED "17" "HOLMES & EDWARDS INTERNATIONALS CO" "2/36" "ELECTRO PLATE B.M." OVAL SHAPED, FILIGREE EDGE-FRONT. HANDLE ON EITHER END. INSCRIBED FLORAL WREATHS & CREST ON EITHER END. ENGRAVED IN CENTRE OF TRAY "*PRESENTED TO*" SERGT. MAJOR T NICHOLLS BY THE N.C.O.'S AND CONSTABLES OF "K" DIVISION ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE R.C.M. POLICE *LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA* FEBRUARY 29TH 1928".
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR IS THE STEP-DAUGHTER OF THOMAS R. NICHOLLS. GIVEN TO THOMAS R. NICHOLLS, BY THE MEN OF THE ‘K’ DIVISION AT LETHBRIDGE, ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE ON FEBRUARY 29, 1928. THOMAS NICHOLLS CAME FROM ENGLAND TO JOIN THE ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN JUNE 1889 AT ONLY NINETEEN YEARS OF AGE. HE COMPLETED HIS SIX WEEKS OF TRAINING IN REGINA. HIS FIRST POSTING WAS IN MOOSOMIN, NWT WHERE HE STAYED FOR 11 MONTHS. IN JULY 1899, NICHOLLS WAS TRANSFERRED TO "G" DIVISION FORT SASKATCHEWAN. HE MOVED ON TO EDMONTON AS AN ORDERLY ROOM CLERK TO COL. BELCHER. IN JANUARY 1903 NICHOLLS RETURNED TO FORT SASKATCHEWAN AND ON TO A DETACHMENT IN VEGREVILLE FOR A SHORT TIME. IN OCTOBER OF THAT YEAR NICHOLLS MOVED TO PEACE RIVER AND STAYED UNTIL 1904. FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO LESSER SLAVE LAKE WHERE HE REMAINED. IN JANUARY 1906 NICHOLLS WAS SENT TO REGINA FOR A THREE MONTH CORPORAL CLASS. ON MARCH 31 1906 HE RETURNED TO FORT SASCATCHEWAN AS AN ORDERLY ROOM CLERK FOR SIX MONTHS BEFORE GOING TO A DETACHMENT AT SEDGEWICK. IN SEPTEMBER 1906 HE TRANSFERRED TO REGINA AND FROM THERE WAS SENT TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE SPLIT LAKE DETACHMENT, AND TOOK THE FIRST MAIL TO FORT CHURCHILL WITH A DOGSLED THAT WINTER. NICHOLLS STAYED IN FORT CHURCHILL FOR FOUR YEARS AND WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SERGEANT. IN MARCH 1910 HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO "F" DIVISION WHERE HE WAS PROMOTED TO ACTING SERGEANT MAJOR. IN JUNE 1910 NICHOLLS ACCOMPANIED GOVENOR GENERAL EARL GREY, WITH POLICE ESCORT, FROM NORWAY HOUSE TO PORT NELSON AND BACK. IN THE SPRING OF 1911 NICHOLLS CROSSED LAKE WINNEPEG WITH A TEAM OF DOGS TO DELIVER MAIL FROM REGINA TO FORT CHURCHILL AND BACK. HE REMAINED IN REGINA FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ENGLAND WITH THE CORONATION CONTINGENT. WHEN NICHOLLS RETURNED TO CANADA IN SEPTEMBER 1911 HE WAS SENT TO NORWAY HOUSE WHERE HE STAYED UNTIL 1915. HE WAS PROMOTED TO STAFF SERGEANT IN JANUARY OF 1915. IN AUGUST, NICHOLLS WAS AGAIN PROMOTED TO SERGEANT. MAJOR OF "B" DIVISION DAWSON. NICHOLLS STAYED IN DAWSON UNTIL JUNE 1919 WHEN HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO "K" DIVISION LETHBRIDGE. HE REMAINED HERE UNTIL JANUARY 1928 WHERE HE WAS GIVEN TWO MONTHS PENDING RETIREMENT. SERGEANT MAJOR THOMAS NICHOLLS LEFT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE WITH A FIRST CLASS DISCHARGE JANUARY 1928 AFTER 28 YEARS OF SERVICE. HE WAS THEN APPOINTED CHIEF OF CITY POLICE BEFORE HE RETIRED DECEMBER 31, 1943.
Catalogue Number
P19860019000
Acquisition Date
1985-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TOM FOLEY AWARD
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER PLATE, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19860107000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOM FOLEY AWARD
Date
1961
Materials
SILVER PLATE, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.4
Length
56.1
Width
33.2
Description
SILVER. "WM. A. ROGERS S.P. COPPER LEAD MTS 9285". SERVING TRAY WITH TWO HANDLES. SCROLLED WITH SCROLL WORK AROUND PERIMETER. INCISED OR ENGRAVED ORNAMENTATION ENGRAVED IN CENTER OF TRAY: "TOM FOLEY MEMORIAL AWARD SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR PRESENTED TO STAN SIWIK IN APPRECIATION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO SPORTS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA KINSMEN SPORTSMANS DINNER 1961".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
SERVING VESSELS
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
STAN SIWIK WAS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL SWIM COMPETITION. DONOR IS WIDOW OF STAN SIWIK *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH STAN SIWIK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF SIWIK WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. STANLEY SLAWOMIR SIWIK WAS BORN ON APRIL 4, 1917 IN WARSAW, POLAND. HE BEGAN SWIMMING COMPETITIVELY AT AGE 12, AND REPRESENTED POLAND IN SWIMMING AT THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS. SIWIK ATTENDED WARSAW POLITECHNIC IN THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE UNTIL THE SCHOOL WAS CLOSED BY THE GERMAN OCCUPATIONAL AUTHORITY IN 1939. IN THE FALL OF THAT YEAR HE JOINED THE POLISH UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE AND WAS ARRESTED BY THE GESTAPO IN FEBRUARY, 1940. FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS SIWIK WAS HELD PRISONER IN THE SACHSEHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP. HE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1948 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION. SIWIK ESTABLISHED THE LETHBRIDGE AMATEUR SWIM CLUB IN 1950, WHICH HE COACHED FOR 25 YEARS. HE ALSO COACHED THE ALBERTA SWIM TEAM AND THE CANADIAN SWIM TEAM, AND WAS A JUDGE AT THE 1968 AND 1972 OLYMPIC GAMES, THE 1967 PAN-AMERICAN GAMES, AND THE 1970 EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS. SIWIK WAS NAMED TO THE ALBERTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN 1962 AND THE LETHBRIDGE SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN 1985. STAN SIWIK PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 25, 1985. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19920060000 FOR HARDCOPY OF SIWIK'S OBITUARY. UPDATE: IN AUGUST 2018, TERESA CODY, DAUGHTER OF TOM FOLEY, VISITED THE MUSEUM AND DISCOVERED ITS “TOM FOLEY” AWARD TRAY. FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CODY ON HER HONOUREE FATHER - PLEASE SEE THIS TRAY'S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19860107000
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TEA SERVICE SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER (STERLING)
Catalogue Number
P19900030001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEA SERVICE SET
Date
1914
Materials
SILVER (STERLING)
No. Pieces
1
Length
42.8
Width
28.8
Description
STERLING SILVER TRAY, ENGRAVED ON THE CENTRE FRONT: "PRESENTED TO THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE IVES BY THE LETHBRIDE BAR ASSOCIATION UPON HIS ELEVATION TO THE BENCH OF ALBERTA JULY A.D. 1914". REVERSE STAMPED "STERLING 1911" & SILVER MARKS INDICATING 925/1000 FINE. 2 OTHER HALLMARKS ON REVERSE ARE LION PASSANT AND SECOND MARK OF AN ANCHOR. TRAY IS PLAIN IN DECORATION WITH RIBBING EDGES. HAND ENGRAVED. SCRATCHED INTO OBVERSE BY HANDLE "39-15-0".
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
TRAY IS COMPLETE WITH COFFEE & TEA POTS, CREAMER & SUGAR BOWL. WILLIAM CARLOS (BILLY) IVES BORN IN COMPTON, QUEBEC. WHEN 7 YEARS OLD FAMILY MOVED TO PINCHER CREEK (1880). WHEN 14 BECAME A WORKING COWBOY EARNING $40./MONTH UNTIL HE QUIT & RETURNED TO QUEBEC GRADUATING FROM MCGILL UNIVERSITY IN 1900. RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE TO PRACTICE LAW IN 1901. ESTABLISHED IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH C.F.P. CONYBEARE FROM 1901 UNTIL 1914 WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED AS JUDGE SERVING ON THE ALBERTA BENCH. HE RETIRED ON 70 BIRTHDAY, BUT CONTINUED TO MAINTAIN AN OFFICE IN LETHBRIDGE AS AN ADVISORY COUNCIL UNTIL HIS DEATH AT 77. HE WAS KNOWN AS 'BILLY' TO HIS FRIENDS & TO MANY AS THE "COWBOY JUDGE". SEE P19860137000-GA. SET MADE BY P.W. ELLIS (TORONTO) 1852-1928. APPRAISAL COMPLETED BY SOTHEBY'S TORONTO, SEE ATTACHMENT TO FILE. SOURCES: "UNITT'S BOOK OF MARKS (1987) & PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP P.145.
Catalogue Number
P19900030001
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER-PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19980054012
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1979
Materials
SILVER-PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Diameter
41.5
Description
ROUND SILVER-PLATE SERVING TRAY. SCALLOPED RIM AROUND CIRCUMFERENCE. ENGRAVED ON FACE OF TRAY IS LEAF MOTIF IN SHAPE OF WREATH, AT THE CENTRE OF WHICH IS "CONGRATULATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY FROM THE CALGARY KIWANIS CLUB (DOWNTOWN) 1929-1979". TRAY IS TARNISHED ALONG RIGHT SIDE AND ON RIM. STAMPED ON BACK IS "PRIMROSE PLATE E.P. BRASS 23429".
Subjects
SERVING VESSELS
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980054012
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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