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Other Name
TOY POLAR BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990009043
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY POLAR BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.9
Length
14
Width
2.7
Description
WOODEN POLAR BEAR. MADE FROM THREE FLAT PIECES OF WOOD, CARVED INTO SHAPE OF POLAR BEAR AND GLUED TOGETHER. BEAR IS PAINTED WHITE, WITH BLACK EYE AND MOUTH PAINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF HEAD.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HANDMADE BY ARTHUR DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009043
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
Catalogue Number
P19970041091
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
No. Pieces
1
Height
21
Length
19
Width
13
Description
BROWN KOALA BEAR SITTING UPRIGHT WITH YELLOW RIBBON TIED AROUND ITS NECK. BEAR HAS CIRCULAR TURN KEY ON ITS BELLY. WHEN WOUND UP IT PLAYS WALTZING MATILDA.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
LEISURE
History
KOALA BEAR WAS BROUGHT BACK BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, AS A SOUVENIR OF HIS TRIP TO AUSTRALIA. DONOR'S FATHER TRAVELLED OFTEN AS A MISSIONARY OR SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN MISSION. THIS IS ONE OF MANY SOUVENIRS HE BROUGHT BACK FROM SUCH TRIPS. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER AND WERE INTERNED IN SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. AT COALDALE REV NAKAYAMA 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
P19970041091
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.2
Length
24.7
Width
8.5
Description
GREY AND WHITE PLASTIC HORSE WITH BLACK SUPPLE PLASTIC SADDLE. LEATHER HARNESS WITH BRASS CHAIN REIN. HORSE IS IN PRANCING POSITION, WITH LEFT FORELEG RAISED. SADDLE IS DETACHABLE, BUT CONNECTED BY LEATHER STRING AT FRONT. SADDLE IS COMPLETE WITH STIRRUPS, SIDE POUCH TO THE LEFT, AND BLANKET PAD UNDERNEATH SIMULATED STRAPS AND BUCKLES. "MADE IN HONG KONG 681" EMBOSSED ON INSIDE OF BACK LEFT LEG, WITH "B" IN DIAMOND.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR AS A CHILD.
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Description
BATTERY OPERATED MULTI-ACTION MECHANICAL TOY CHIMPANZEE, DRESSED WITH CYMBALS ATTACHED TO HANDS. MOVING PARTS INCLUDE MOUTH, HEAD, EYES, ARMS & FEET. NYLON FUR FABRIC, YELLOW VEST, STRIPED PANTS. MISSING PART OF NOSE DETAIL. CANADIAN FLAG PIN ON VEST. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN, GIVEN ANONYMOUSLY TO DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Acquisition Date
1991-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TOY, STUFFED
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHERETTE, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20150013001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY, STUFFED
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LEATHERETTE, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
21.5
Length
29.5
Width
5.5
Description
A: STUFFED DOG, GREEN LEATHERETTE BODY, RED LEATHERETTE EARS. RED STITCHING AROUND EDGE OF DOG’S BODY. SAME RED THREAD MAKES A SMALL TAIL. BLACK BUTTON EYES. TOY DESIGNED WITH ONLY 2 LEGS, FRONT AND BACK. B: ADJUSTABLE BLACK LEATHER COLLAR WITH SILVER COLOURED METAL BUCKLE. MINOR REPAIRS WITH OFF-WHITE THREAD VISIBLE AT TAIL AND ABOVE LEFT EYE. MINOR REPAIR WITH STAPLES ON FRONT LEFT FOOT. LEATHERETTE RUBBED OFF AT NOSE AREA AND UNDER BUTTON EYES. SEAMS WHERE LEGS MEET BODY ARE WELL-WORN AND LOOSE, SOME STUFFING IS VISIBLE, ESPECIALLY ON RIGHT FRONT LEG.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THIS STUFFED DOG BELONGED TO ROBERT ALLAN SMITH (THE DONOR) AS A CHILD AND WAS SAVED FOR DONATION TO THE MUSEUM BY HIS MOTHER, PHYLLIS SMITH. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE SMITH FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN NOVEMBER 2015. BEGINNING IN THE 1940S, THE SMITH FAMILY RESIDED AT 1254 7 AVENUE SOUTH. PHYLLIS REMAINED IN THE HOUSE UNTIL HER DEATH AT 104 YEARS OF AGE, ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2009. WHILE CLEANING UP HIS MOTHER’S HOUSE, THE DONOR CAME ACROSS SEVERAL BAGS MARKED ‘FOR MUSEUM’. THE ITEMS WERE USED BY THE DONOR FROM AN INFANT UNTIL THE AGE OF APPROXIMATELY 9 YEARS OLD. IN THE INTERVIEW, KEVIN ASKS IF ROBERT FELT HIS CHILDHOOD WAS IDYLLIC. ROBERT RESPONDS, SAYING: “FOR ME IT WAS. I MEAN, I WAS BORN IN WARTIME STILL AND MAYBE IT WASN’T IDYLLIC FOR MY PARENTS, BUT IT WAS FOR ME. AND THE NEIGHBOURHOODS WERE DIFFERENT THEN. YOU WERE JUST LET OUT THE DOOR AND YOU WENT OUT TO PLAY WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD KIDS AND THERE WERE NO CONCERNS THAT THE PARENTS HAVE TODAY. YES, A VERY HAPPY TIME, I WOULD SAY.” ROBERT WAS BORN IN OCTOBER 1940 TO PHYLLIS (NEE GROSS) AND ALLAN F. SMITH, AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL. PHYLLIS WAS BORN TO FELIX AND MAGDALENA (NEE FETTIG) GROSS IN HARVEY, ND AND MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A FARM IN THE GRASSY LAKE AREA. SHE MOVED INTO LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED ST. BASIL’S SCHOOL IN THE 1910s. ALLAN WAS BORN IN ECHO BAY, ON, TO REV D.B. AND MRS. SMITH. HIS FATHER WAS A UNITED CHURCH MINISTER AND MOVED THE FAMILY TO EDMONTON. ALLAN WAS OFFERED A JOB AT WESTERN GROCERS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MET PHYLLIS WHILE IN THE CITY. THEY WERE MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1939. ROBERT IS AN ONLY CHILD AND SUFFERED FROM RHEUMATIC FEVER AS A CHILD. HE BELIEVES THIS MAY BE PART OF THE REASON HIS MOTHER SAVED THESE ITEMS. HE EXPLAINS, SAYING: “I’M AN ONLY CHILD AND THEY WOULD BE MORE MEANINGFUL AND I WENT THROUGH A CHILDHOOD ILLNESS. I HAD RHEUMATIC FEVER. I MIGHT NOT HAVE SURVIVED. SOME OTHER KIDS DIDN’T SURVIVE, BUT I DID.” HE ALSO DESCRIBES HIS MOTHER AS BEING “A SAVER OF THINGS. HAVING GONE THROUGH THE DEPRESSION … THEY SAVED LOTS OF STUFF … ANYTHING THEY THINK THEY MIGHT USE IN THE FUTURE WAS SAVED.” PHYLLIS WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN THE 1970s AND WORKED AT THE GALT MUSEUM AS PART OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, ROBERT RECEIVED MANY AWARDS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY, INCLUDING THE SCHLUMBERGER OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIP FOR PROFICIENCY IN ENGINEERING, A GOLD MEDAL FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OF ALBERTA, AND RECEIVED THE HIGHEST GENERAL AVERAGE IN GRADUATION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20150013001
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20150013003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
FAKE FUR, WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
3
Height
37
Length
31.5
Width
13
Description
A: TEDDY BEAR, MEDIUM BROWN FAKE FUR BODY WITH YELLOW FAKE FUR ON EARS, NOSE, AND PAWS. TWO RED BUTTON EYES. NOSE AND MOUTH ARE BLACK YARN SEWN ONTO YELLOW SNOUT. FAKE FUR HAS RUBBED OFF ON BEAR'S SNOUT AND AROUND SEVERAL SEAMS, ESPECIALLY ON EARS AND FEET. MINOR REPAIRS EVIDENT BELOW SNOUT, ABOVE LEFT EYE, BACK OF NECK, AND BOTTOM OF RIGHT FOOT. B: TEAL GREEN WOOL CARDIGAN WITH 5 GOLD-COLOURED BUTTONS. BUTTONS EMBOSSED WITH AIRPLANE FLYING OVER WAVY WATER. C: RED ROMPER PANTS UNDER SWEATER. MATERIAL HAS RED BACKGROUND AND WHITE BOWS WITH NAVY BLUE CENTRES. STRAPS OF PANTS AFFIXED IN FRONT WITH TWO TAN BUTTONS.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
THIS TEDDY BEAR BELONGED TO ROBERT ALLAN SMITH (THE DONOR) AS A CHILD AND WAS SAVED FOR DONATION TO THE MUSEUM BY HIS MOTHER, PHYLLIS SMITH. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE SMITH FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN NOVEMBER 2015. BEGINNING IN THE 1940S, THE SMITH FAMILY RESIDED AT 1254 7 AVENUE SOUTH. PHYLLIS REMAINED IN THE HOUSE UNTIL HER DEATH AT 104 YEARS OF AGE, ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2009. WHILE CLEANING UP HIS MOTHER’S HOUSE, THE DONOR CAME ACROSS SEVERAL BAGS MARKED ‘FOR MUSEUM’. THE ITEMS WERE USED BY THE DONOR FROM AN INFANT UNTIL THE AGE OF APPROXIMATELY 9 YEARS OLD. IN THE INTERVIEW, KEVIN ASKS IF ROBERT FELT HIS CHILDHOOD WAS IDYLLIC. ROBERT RESPONDS, SAYING: “FOR ME IT WAS. I MEAN, I WAS BORN IN WARTIME STILL AND MAYBE IT WASN’T IDYLLIC FOR MY PARENTS, BUT IT WAS FOR ME. AND THE NEIGHBOURHOODS WERE DIFFERENT THEN. YOU WERE JUST LET OUT THE DOOR AND YOU WENT OUT TO PLAY WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD KIDS AND THERE WERE NO CONCERNS THAT THE PARENTS HAVE TODAY. YES, A VERY HAPPY TIME, I WOULD SAY.” ROBERT WAS BORN IN OCTOBER 1940 TO PHYLLIS (NEE GROSS) AND ALLAN F. SMITH, AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL. PHYLLIS WAS BORN TO FELIX AND MAGDALENA (NEE FETTIG) GROSS IN HARVEY, ND AND MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A FARM IN THE GRASSY LAKE AREA. SHE MOVED INTO LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED ST. BASIL’S SCHOOL IN THE 1910s. ALLAN WAS BORN IN ECHO BAY, ON, TO REV D.B. AND MRS. SMITH. HIS FATHER WAS A UNITED CHURCH MINISTER AND MOVED THE FAMILY TO EDMONTON. ALLAN WAS OFFERED A JOB AT WESTERN GROCERS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MET PHYLLIS WHILE IN THE CITY. THEY WERE MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1939. ROBERT IS AN ONLY CHILD AND SUFFERED FROM RHEUMATIC FEVER AS A CHILD. HE BELIEVES THIS MAY BE PART OF THE REASON HIS MOTHER SAVED THESE ITEMS. HE EXPLAINS, SAYING: “I’M AN ONLY CHILD AND THEY WOULD BE MORE MEANINGFUL AND I WENT THROUGH A CHILDHOOD ILLNESS. I HAD RHEUMATIC FEVER. I MIGHT NOT HAVE SURVIVED. SOME OTHER KIDS DIDN’T SURVIVE, BUT I DID.” HE ALSO DESCRIBES HIS MOTHER AS BEING “A SAVER OF THINGS. HAVING GONE THROUGH THE DEPRESSION … THEY SAVED LOTS OF STUFF … ANYTHING THEY THINK THEY MIGHT USE IN THE FUTURE WAS SAVED.” PHYLLIS WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN THE 1970s AND WORKED AT THE GALT MUSEUM AS PART OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, ROBERT RECEIVED MANY AWARDS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY, INCLUDING THE SCHLUMBERGER OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIP FOR PROFICIENCY IN ENGINEERING, A GOLD MEDAL FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OF ALBERTA, AND RECEIVED THE HIGHEST GENERAL AVERAGE IN GRADUATION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. UPDATE: ON 26 OCTOBER 2017, DONOR ROBERT SMITH RESPONDED BY EMAIL TO AN ENQUIRY BY MUSEUM STAFF ON THIS OBJECT’S MANUFACTURE, SAYING THAT, “MY MOTHER DID KNIT AND SEW, AND HAD A TREADLE-TYPE SINGER SEWING MACHINE [AND] WHILE I CAN'T BE SURE, IT IS LIKELY THAT SHE MADE THE BEAR'S CLOTHES AND THE BABY BONNET.” IN ANOTHER EMAIL, THE FOLLOWING DAY (27 OCTOBER), HE ADDED, “THE BEAR WAS PROBABLY STORE BOUGHT, AND THE CLOTHES ADDED TO PERSONALIZE IT. [I] DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A GIFT.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20150013003
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MOHAIR, PLASTIC, FELT, STRAW
Catalogue Number
P19890009002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
MOHAIR, PLASTIC, FELT, STRAW
No. Pieces
1
Length
48
Width
22
Description
STRAW STUFFED RUPERT TYPE TEDDY BEAR, ORANGE MOHAIR, BUTTON EYES (MISSING). CONTAINS A MUSIC BOX ACTIVATED BY SQUEEZING. ARTICULATING LIMBS & HEAD. BLACK THREAD FOR NOSE AND TO DENOTE FINGERS/PAWS. CREAM FELT ON INSIDE OF HANDS AND BOTTOM OF FEET; WORN. FUR WORN OFF, ESPECIALLY AROUND FACE AREA.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
UNKNOWN MANUFACTURE, EUROPEAN? ORIGINAL OWNER BETTE MCCAFFERY (LETHBRIDGE)
Catalogue Number
P19890009002
Acquisition Date
1989-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SCOTTY DOG
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, STRAW, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19890036000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCOTTY DOG
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON, STRAW, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
37
Length
45
Description
STUFFED DOG, SCOTTY TYPE. STRAW STUFFING, BROWN & WHITE NYLON "FUR". PLASTIC BUTTON EYES, VINYL NOSE.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR RECALLS OWNING TOY IN 1949, BUT BELIEVES SHE RECEIVED IT IN '47 OR '48. PARENTS PIONEERED IN CLARESHOLM AREA. MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, BREWSTER BROKE HORSES FOR NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE RETIRING IN 1945. FATHER PIONEERED CLARESHOLM AREA ARRIVED IN 1902 DONOR BELIEVES ON 2 SETTLER TRAIN TO AREA.
Catalogue Number
P19890036000
Acquisition Date
1989-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, DENIM, VELVETEEN
Catalogue Number
P19990057007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
FAKE FUR, DENIM, VELVETEEN
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.3
Length
40.2
Width
32.7
Description
STUFFED BROWN BEAR. HAS LIGHT BLUE DENIM PANTS (ATTACHED TO BODY). HAS A LARGE RED RIBBON TIED INTO A BOW, ATTACHED WITH WIRE TO A PIECE OF WOOD THAT IS INSERTED INTO NECK. SNOUT IS LIGHTER BROWN THAN REST OF BODY AND PROTRUDES FROM FACE. HAS A RED FELT MOUTH, IN A SMILE, AND BROWN FELT CIRCLES FOR EYES.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS, WILFRED AND JENNIE REED. ITEMS FOUND WHILE CLEANING OUT HOUSE BEFORE THEY SOLD IT. THE TWO LIVED IN BARONS AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, AND FARMED THERE. SEE P19990057001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990057007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
52.0
Length
47.0
Width
14.0
Description
CREAM COLOURED TEDDY BEAR. HAS OUTSTRETCHED ARMS. THREE LINES OF BLACK THREAD IMITATE CLAWS ON PAWS. HAS AN EXTENDED SNOUT. ABOVE THIS ARE ORANGE & BLACK PLASTIC EYES. HAS A BLACK NOSE AND A BLACK LINE FOR A MOUTH. TIED AROUND HIS NECK, IN A BOW, IS A PINK RIBBON. A YELLOWED TAG ON INSIDE OF ONE LEG HAS BLUE TYPE THAT READS "WENDY BOSTON".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF WHERE SHE GOT BEAR; WAS GIVEN TO HER OVER THE YEARS. SEE P19960102001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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