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Other Name
KODAK FILM TIN
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL TTE
Catalogue Number
P19970107036
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KODAK FILM TIN
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL TTE
No. Pieces
2
Height
4.9
Diameter
17.9
Description
ROUND STEEL FILM CANISTER MARKED ON THE TOP OF THE LID, "CAN NO. 2350 MADE BY EASTMAN KODAK CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A.". ITEM HAS TWO PIECES, THE LID AND THE BOTTOM OF THE CANISTER. SURFACE IS DENTED AND SCRATCHED, WITH A BLACK BUILDUP ON THE INSIDE LID.
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HISTORY UNKNOWN *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED A BIOGRAPHY OF AB CHERVINSKI, THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT, WITH INFORMATION FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1982, 1989, AND 2011. ADAM ABRAHAM 'AB" CHERVINSKI WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1920 IN LETHBRIDGE. AS A TEENAGER HE WORKED AS A MESSENGER BOY FOR THE CPR TELEGRAPH OFFICE. CHERVINSKI BRIEFLY LIVED IN ONTARIO DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE, BUT RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES FOR 37 YEARS. HE WAS A LIFELONG COLLECTOR OF ANTIQUES, AVID LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. AB CHERVINSKI DIED ON JUNE 2, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970107001-GA FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT CHERVINSKI. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ADAM ABRAHAM CHERVINSKI. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE THE DONOR'S LIVING NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19970107036
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VIEW-MASTER REELS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990057005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIEW-MASTER REELS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
12
Height
0.1
Length
9.3
Width
9.2
Description
1. ROUND REEL, MADE OF PRESSED PAPER. HAS 14 PICTURES IN IT. TITLED "926 PERFORMING CHIMPANZEES". IS INSIDE A RECTANGULAR, WHITE ENVELOPE WITH BLUE PRINT. FRONT OF ENVELOPE READS "ONE VIEW-MASTER REEL" "7 MORE WONDERS OF THE WORLD". BACK OF ENVELOPE HAS "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS". WRITTEN ON FRONT AND BACK OF ENVELOPE IN PINK IS "926". 2. SAME AS ABOVE, EXCEPT REEL IS TITLED "48 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK III". REEL IS QUITE DIRTY. ENVELOPE HAS "925" WRITTEN ON FRONT AND BACK IN PINK. 3. SAME AS ABOVE, EXCEPT REEL IS TITLED "316 JASPER NATIONAL PARK I". WRITTEN ON FRONT AND BACK OF ENVELOPE IS "316" IN PINK. 4. SAME AS ABOVE, EXCEPT REEL IS TITLED "82 NIAGARA FALLS". WRITTEN ON FRONT AND BACK OF ENVELOPE IN PINK IS "82". 5. SAME AS ABOVE, EXCEPT REEL IS TITLED "318 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. WRITTEN ON FRONT AND BACK OF ENVELOPE IN PINK IS "318". 6. SAME AS ABOVE, EXCEPT REEL IS TITLED "319 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. WRITTEN ON FRONT AND BACK OF ENVELOPE IN PINK IS "319".
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BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS, WILFRED AND JENNIE REED. FOUND ITEMS WHILE CLEANING OUT HOUSE BEFORE SELLING IT. THE TWO LIVED IN BARONS AFTER MARRYING AND FARMED THERE. SEE P19990057001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990057005
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VIEWMASTER REELS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030023003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIEWMASTER REELS
Date
1969
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
6
Height
1.5
Length
21
Width
20.5
Description
TALKING VIEW - MASTER REELS IN BOX. BOX (2 PCE) DISPLAYS MAN IN SPACE SUIT IN SPACE, A VIEW OF THE EARTH FROM SPACE AND A ROCKET SHIP LAUNCHING. TEXT ON FRONT READS " APOLLO MOON LANDING 1969", " GAF TALKING VIEW-MASTER REELS 3 VIEW-MASTER REELS WITH SOUND - FOR USE WITH GAF TALKING VIEW-MASTER". BOX CONTAINS THREE REELS IN PLASTIC HOLDER (4 PCE).
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ITEM WAS A GIFT TO THE DONOR FROM HIS GRANDPARENTS, JOE AND KATHERINE ULRICH FOR THE DONOR'S ELEVENTH BIRTHDAY. THE DONOR RECALLED THAT SPACE EXPLORATION FOR HIS GENERATION WAS JUST HAPPENING, AND THAT EDUCATIONAL GIFTS LIKE THIS WERE SOMETHING HE COMMONLY RECEIVED.
Catalogue Number
P20030023003
Acquisition Date
2003-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VIEW-MASTER REEL "WATERTON LAKES"
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, FILM, INK
Catalogue Number
P20110036002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIEW-MASTER REEL "WATERTON LAKES"
Date Range From
1948
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CARDBOARD, FILM, INK
No. Pieces
1
Width
0.01
Diameter
8.9
Description
CIRCULAR DISC CONSTRUCTED OF PRESSED PAPER. 14 SLIDES ARE ENCLOSED AROUND THE OUTER EDGE OF THE DISC. EACH SLIDE DISPLAYS A COLOR SCENE OF SIGHTS NEAR WATERTON, AB. THE DISC IS PIERCED IN THE CENTER AND AT 7 POINTS ABOUT THE OUTER EDGE. OBVERSE IS MARKED "321 WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK ALBERTA, CANADA", "COPYRIGHT 1948 SAWYER’S INC. PORTLAND 7. OREGON", “VIEW-MASTER REEL MADE IN U.S.A.”, “CAN PAT. 406 893”. IN ADDITION 7 TEXT PANELS ARE DISPLAYED BENEATH THE SLIDES THAT READ, “1 – APPROACHING WATERON LAKES, 2 – LAKES FROM PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, 3 – ARRIVAL OF THE LAKE STEAMER INTERNATIONAL, 4 – PRINCE OF WHALES HOTEL, 5 – CAMERON FALLS, 6 – ON THE BERTHA LAKE TRAIL, 7 – BERTHA LAKE.”. ONE SLIDE HAS EMULSION SCRAPED AWAY TO CLEAR PLASTIC. DISCOLOURATION AROUND OUTER EDGE ON FRONT AND BACK WITH VARIOUS STAINS THROUGHOUT. REVERSE IS UNMARKED.
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*NOTE* OBJECT WAS ORIGINALLY DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT ON APRIL 18, 2005. IT WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT ON OCTOBER 17, 2012. VIEW-MASTER DISK WAS LIKELY USED BY GRANGE TAYLOR. OBJECTS BELONGING TO GRANGE, AND HIS PARENTS JOHN AND MARGARET TAYLOR WERE DONATED BY GRANGE’S WIFE TERRI. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “GRANGE TAYLOR WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE 1944 AND PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 6, 2002 AFTER A STRUGGLE WITH HUNTINGTON DISEASE.” FOR DETAILED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO JOHN AND MARGARET TAYLOR, PLEASE SEE P20110036001. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110036002
Acquisition Date
2011-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VIEWMASTER DISK
Date Range From
1956
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19930068003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIEWMASTER DISK
Date Range From
1956
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
9
Description
CIRCULAR DISC CONSTRUCTED OF PRESSED PAPER. 14 SLIDES ARE ENCLOSED ABOUT THE OUTER EDGE OF THE DISC. EACH SLIDE DISPLAYS A COLOR SCENE OF THE MICKEY MOUSE MOUSEKETEERS. THE DISC IS PIERCED IN THE CENTER AND AT 7 POINTS ABOUT THE OUTER EDGE. OBVERSE IS MARKED "865-A MICKEY MOUSE CLUB MOUSEKETEERS IN "MICKEY'S MAGIC VISIT","SAWYER'S INC. PORTLAND, OREGON, 1956 WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS". IN ADDITION 7 TEXT PANELS ARE DISPLAYED BENEATH THE SLIDES. REVERSE IS UNMARKED.
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UNKNOWN. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “VERY POPULAR FOR CHILDREN. A PARENT COULD BUY CARTOONS, STORIES AND SUCH. ONE REEL, FROM YELLOWSTONE PARK LOOKED LIKE IT HAD JAKE'S UNCLE AND AUNT (FRANK AND VERNICE CHAREST WITH SONS FRANCIS AND VIRGIL OF SPOKANE LOOKING AT 'OLD FAITHFUL') OFTEN SOLD IN NATIONAL PARKS WITH VIEWS OF SCENERY.” ***
Catalogue Number
P19930068003
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PROJECTOR (ELECTRIC)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SHEET METAL, BRASS, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19880042003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROJECTOR (ELECTRIC)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
SHEET METAL, BRASS, GLASS
No. Pieces
5
Height
30.1
Length
21.6
Width
9.7
Description
MAGIC LANTERN C/W LAMP & FOCUSSING LENS. MISSING 1 LEG. POWER CORD CLOTH COVERED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. EMBOSSED OVAL PLATE ON FRONT MARKED "J.F.QUALITY". WHITE PAINT SPLATTERS ON TOP AND SIDE. CORD MARKED "CJE 660 W 250V".
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SEE P19880042001-GA FOR HISTORY *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A CIGARETTE ROLLER DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY VERNA HERRETT. RESEARCH TO CONNECT WITH THE DONOR OR ANY OF HER DESCENDANTS WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION LISTS THE ARTIFACTS AS BELONGING TO THE DONOR’S FATHER, MERLIN HAYES. WORLD WAR I SERVICE RECORDS FOR HAYES WERE FOUND ON THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES OF CANADA ONLINE DATABASE, AND IT STATES THAT HE WAS BORN IN SPRINGHILL, NOVA SCOTIA ON AUGUST 3, 1897. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FOUND AN OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON FEBRUARY 10, 1982 FOR THE DONOR’S HUSBAND, JOHN (RAY) RAYMOND HERRETT. THE OBITUARY STATES THAT HERRETT WAS BORN IN RIVER PHILLIP, NOVA SCOTIA. HE WAS MARRIED TO VERNA MAE HERRETT (NEE HAYES) ON DECEMBER 18, 1953 IN SPRING HILL, NOVA SCOTIA. HE SERVED IN THE R.C.A.F. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS BEFORE RETIRING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1979. HE PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON FEBRUARY 6, 1982 AT THE AGE OF 48. NO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS LOCATED. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS REFERENCED IN THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19880042003
Acquisition Date
1988-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PROJECTOR LENS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20120038006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROJECTOR LENS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
26
Diameter
6.8
Description
PROJECTOR LENS; NARROW BRASS “MIN” LENS WITH INSCRIBED TEXT “KOLLMORGEN OPTICAL CORP. NORTHHAMPTON, MASS., MADE IN U.S.A., BX 241, F: 1.9, 3 ¼ IN., E.F. 65992”; SILVER CENTER RING WITH TWO BRASS-COLOURED ENGRAVED RINGS RUNNING AROUND WIDTH OF LENS AND TEXT “SUPER SNAPLITE”; WIDE “MAG” LENS IS BLACK WITH WHITE PRINTED TEXT “MAG, MAGNA – COM 65, 9122176, ISCO – GOTTINGEN, MADE IN GERMANY, MIN”. LENS BODY HAS SURFACE SCRATCHES AND CHIPPING, LENS GLASS HAS DUST AND DIRT SPOTS, AND BRASS FINISHING ON SILVER CENTER RING IS WORN AWAY. LENSES AND BODY IN OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
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ON APRIL 11, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LARRY AND ANDREA BECKER, OWNERS OF THE FORMER WATERTON THEATRE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WHERE THE PROJECTION EQUIPMENT WAS USED. DURING THE INTERVIEW, THE BECKERS ELABORATED ON HOW THEIR THEATRE CLOSED, HOW THE EQUIPMENT WAS USED IN THEIR THEATRE, AND HOW AL ANCTIL CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE THEATRE PROJECTION EQUIPMENT. LARRY BECKER SPOKE TO HOW ANCTIL BECAME THE OWNER AND DONOR OF THE EQUIPMENT, STATING, “THIS EQUIPMENT IS BUILT AND DESIGNED TO EXHIBIT 35 MM MOTION PICTURE FILM. IN 2011, WHEN WE DISPOSED OF THE EQUIPMENT, FILM WAS BECOMING OBSOLETE. IT WAS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO US AS AN EXHIBITION MEDIUM, SO WE WERE FACED WITH THE CHALLENGE OF CONVERTING TO A DIGITAL PROJECTION, IF WE WANTED TO CONTINUE SHOWING MOTION PICTURES. WE HAD TO GET RID OF THIS, AND AL [ANCTIL] THOUGHT HE HAD A USE FOR IT. AT THE TIME, HE WAS SELLING US COFFEE. WE WERE RUNNING A COFFEE SHOP IN THE THEATRE, SO WE HAD THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH AL; AND I’M NOT SURE WHY AL WANTED IT…I DON’T KNOW IF HE EVER INTENDED TO USE IT. I THINK, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, IT MIGHT BE USEFUL, IF SOMEBODY COULD ACCESS SOME 35 MM FILM TO RUN THROUGH IT. WHEN WE HEARD THAT AL WANTED IT, WE SAID “SURE, YOU CAN HAVE IT AL. WE NO LONGER HAVE ANY USE FOR IT.”” “IT WAS THE COST OF THE CONVERSION [THAT INFLUENCED OUR DECISION TO CLOSE]. INITIALLY, WHEN ALL OF THE THEATRES WERE FACED WITH THE CONVERSION, WITHIN A VERY SHORT WINDOW, THE DEMAND FOR THE EQUIPMENT WAS VERY HIGH; COSTS WERE VERY HIGH, AND IT JUST WASN’T FINANCIALLY VIABLE IN A SEASONAL OPERATION, SO WE DECIDED NOT TO PROCEED, AT THAT TIME, WITH THE DIGITAL UPGRADING/CONVERSION. WE WERE WORKING QUITE HARD, BECAUSE WE WERE RUNNING A COFFEE SHOP, AN ICE CREAM STORE, AND A MOVIE THEATRE. THE MOVIE THEATRE WAS THE FUN PART OF IT.” “WE WERE AT THE END OF OUR LAST SEASON IN 2011, AND WE HAD WORKED OUT AN ARRANGEMENT WITH THE TENANT, TO TAKE IT OVER, TO RUN IT AS A ‘STAGE AND GRILL’ KIND OF OPERATION. THEY WERE GOING TO PUT A KITCHEN IN, AND SERVE MEALS, AND PRESENT MUSIC ACTS ON STAGE.” LARRY BECKER DISCUSSED THE PURPOSE OF THE LENS IN USE WITH PROJECTOR EQUIPMENT, STATING, “FILM WAS STILL AVAILABLE IN BOTH FORMATS, AND WHEN IT CAME IN, WE HAD TO KNOW WHICH FORMAT IT WAS, BECAUSE THEN WE WOULD USE THE APPROPRIATE LENS. [THE LENS] WAS STILL IN USE. PRODUCTION COSTS WERE PROBABLY…A LITTLE HIGHER IF THEY WERE SHOOTING IN THE CINEMASCOPE. I THINK THE FLAT LENS, THE 185 ASPECT RATIO WAS A BETTER RATIO FOR TELEVISION. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT, IF THEY THOUGHT THAT THE MOVIE WAS GOING TO HAVE A SHORT RUN IN THEATRES, AND THEN A BROADER AUDIENCE ON TELEVISION, THEN THAT FORMAT [185 ASPECT RATIO] WAS MORE SUITABLE. WE REPLACED [THE ORIGINAL LENSES]. THE LENSES ARE…A COMPOSITE OF GLASS, AND THE ADHESIVES IN THEM DO BREAK DOWN AFTER A WHILE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE HEAT, SO LENSES HAVE TO BE REPLACED PERIODICALLY. [THE LENS WAS] FROM THE EARLY ‘90S. THE BECKERS SPOKE ABOUT THEIR ARRIVAL IN WATERTON AND THEIR HISTORY WORKING IN THEATRES, WITH LARRY BEGINNING HIS CAREER WORKING IN THE PALACE THEATRE IN CALGARY, ALBERTA. IN 1975, THE BECKERS BECAME INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE THEATRE IN WATERTON, AND BY 1976 THEY WERE RUNNING THE WATERTON THEATRE. LARRY NOTED HOW THE BECKERS BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE WATERTON THEATRE “I WAS TRAVELING TO WATERTON. I HAD NEVER BEEN TO WATERTON. I HAD AN OCCASION TO GO TO GREAT FALLS. IT WAS ON…A BUSINESS TRIP, AND IT WAS OVER A WEEKEND. I LOOKED AT THE MAP, AND I THOUGHT, “IF WE LEAVE AROUND DINNERTIME ON FRIDAY, WE CAN SPEND A NIGHT IN WATERTON…AND THEN WE CAN CONTINUE TO GREAT FALLS THE NEXT DAY.” GOT INTO WATERTON, AND, BY THIS TIME, THE SUN HAD SET, AND I STILL DIDN’T REALIZE I WAS IN THE MOUNTAINS. I SORT OF LOOKED AROUND. I DIDN’T HAVE A ROOM BOOKED, AND GOT A ROOM IN ALLEN’S LAKESHORE BUNGALOWS, WHICH WERE ON THE SHORE OF WATERTON LAKE, AT THAT TIME, AND WHEN I GOT UP IN THE MORNING, AND LOOKED AROUND, I COULDN’T BELIEVE WHERE I WAS. I MEAN, IT WAS JUST THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING…IT WAS STUNNINGLY, GORGEOUS! THEN I THOUGHT, “I’LL TAKE A STROLL AROUND TOWN”, AND THERE WAS A MOVIE THEATRE. OF COURSE, BEING IN THE BUSINESS, I’VE GOT TO STOP AND YOU…FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON THERE. I CHATTED WITH A YOUNG FAMILY THAT WERE LOOKING AFTER THE PLACE FOR LOTTIE BREWERTON. LOTTIE, AND HER HUSBAND, GORDON, HAD BUILT IT BACK IN ’35. LOTTIE WAS GORDON’S WIDOW. SHE WASN’T INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION, BUT SHE HAD SOME YOUNG FAMILY THAT WERE HELPING HER OUT, SO, IN THE CONVERSATION, THEY SAID, “YOU KNOW, I THINK LOTTIE WANTS TO SELL.” I WENT BACK TO CALGARY, AND NEVER REALLY THOUGHT TOO MUCH ABOUT IT UNTIL SEVERAL MONTHS LATER, AND IT WAS SORT OF ON MY MIND, AND I THOUGHT, “WELL, I’M GOING TO GET AHOLD OF LOTTIE AND SEE WHAT THE DEAL IS HERE?” “IT NEEDED WORK. IT’S NOT A BIG MONEY-MAKING OPERATION IN WATERTON, SO IT WAS…HARD TO DO THE THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE. OVER THE YEARS, WE KIND OF KEPT IT GOING…BUT IT WAS ALWAYS…AN EXPERIENTIAL THING. IT WAS KIND OF AN ANTIQUE IN ITSELF. IT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE LIKE THE CITY THEATRES – IT’S A MUCH MORE CASUAL ENVIRONMENT.” “I LIKE THE STYLE OF THE BUILDING. IT’S A GORGEOUS OLD BUILDING – TUDOR-REVIVAL. IT’S GOT AN INTERESTING HISTORY. BACK IN THE MID-‘30S, PARKS CANADA WAS ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENT IN WATERTON, AND WAS GIVING OUT THE COMMERCIAL LEASES, BUT THEY ALSO WANTED SORT OF AN ARCHITECTURAL THEME TO THE TOWNSITE. THEY HAD AN ARCHITECTURAL DIVISION, AND THEY HAD ARCHITECTS ON STAFF, AND IT WAS THAT BRANCH OF PARKS CANADA, THAT DESIGNED THAT BUILDING, AND MANY OF THE OTHER BUILDINGS IN WATERTON. IT’S GOT SOME CHARM. IT’S NICE THAT WAY.” ANDREA BECKER ADDED, “IT’S…A PRIVILEGE TO BE A WATERTON BUSINESS OWNER. IT’S A VERY SMALL COMMUNITY, AND IT’S A LIFESTYLE KIND OF ENVIRONMENT, AS WELL, FOR THE BUSINESS PEOPLE THERE. WE…FEEL THAT IT IS A SPECIAL THING TO DO…” LARRY BECKER SPOKE TO HIS TRAINING WORKING IN THEATRES AND HIS EARLY START IN THE WATERTON THEATRE, “WHEN I STARTED DOING PROJECTION WORK, IT WAS A LICENSED TRADE IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, AND, IN THE EARLY DAYS OF MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITION, THE FILM STOCK WAS A SILVER NITRATE FILM STOCK WHICH WAS, LITERALLY, EXPLOSIVE. PROJECTION ROOMS, INCLUDING THE ONE IN WATERTON, WERE BUILT LIKE A BUNKER. THEY WERE CEMENT ROOMS, WITH FIRE SHUTTERS, THAT WOULD SLAM SHUT IF SOMETHING WENT WRONG IN THE PROJECTION ROOM. THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO BECOME A PROJECTIONIST WAS A 3 YEAR PROGRAM, AND THERE WAS DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF LICENSING. WHEN I STARTED IN [1977] I OWNED THE THEATRE IN FORT MACLEOD AND I HAD TO DO AN APPRENTICESHIP, IN MY OWN THEATRE, BEFORE I WAS ALLOWED TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT. I BECAME A CERTIFIED PROJECTIONIST. I MENTION THE EARLY DAYS WITH THE SILVER NITRATE FILM, WHICH WAS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE, AND DANGEROUS. THAT HAD BEEN REPLACED BY ACETATE FILM, LONG BEFORE I BECAME INVOLVED, AND SO THE FILM STOCK WAS NO LONGER…COMBUSTIBLE, AND SO IT WAS A MUCH SAFER ENVIRONMENT. NONETHELESS, SOME OF THE OLD REGULATIONS SORT OF CARRIED FORWARD, AND SLOWLY CHANGED.” “ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS INTERESTING ABOUT THE THEATRE WHEN I TOOK IT OVER IS THAT, FOR LIGHT SOURCES IN THE PROJECTION ROOM, THE LAMPS THAT ILLUMINATED THE SCREEN WERE BURNING CARBON ARCS. CARBON ARCS CAME IN A BOX; YOU INSTALLED THEM IN THE LAMP HOUSE. WHEN YOU STARTED THE MOVIE, YOU’D STRIKE THEM TOGETHER, AND THEY WOULD CREATE AN ARC AND FLAME BETWEEN THESE CARBON RODS. THAT WAS WHAT PRODUCED THE LIGHT. IT WAS MAGNIFIED BY A MIRROR DOWN THROUGH THE LENS, AND WITH THE SCREEN. WITH THAT KIND OF A LIGHT SOURCE, YOU HAD TO BE IN THE PROJECTION ROOM…ALL THE TIME. YOU COULDN’T LEAVE THE PROJECTION ROOM WHILE THE MOVIE WAS RUNNING. AS A MATTER OF FACT, PROJECTION ROOMS HAD TOILETS IN THEM DURING THAT PERIOD. CHANGING THAT OUT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT I DID, BECAUSE IT MADE IT A LOT EASIER TO GET OUT OF THE PROJECTION ROOM. THE OTHER THING – THE FILM WAS RUN OFF OF 18 20-MINUTE REELS AT THAT TIME, SO THERE WERE 2 PROJECTORS. WE WERE CONSTANTLY CHANGING BACK AND FORTH, FROM ONE PROJECTOR TO THE OTHER. GETTING RID OF THE CARBON ARC LAMP HOUSES, AND INSTALLING A PLATTER SYSTEM, WHICH ALLOWED…THE PROGRAM TO BE SPLICED TOGETHER ON THE SINGLE REELS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HISTORIES OF THE WATERTON THEATRE, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20120038001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20120038006
Acquisition Date
2012-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STEREOVIEW REELS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
Catalogue Number
P19990009047
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEREOVIEW REELS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, CARDBOARD
No. Pieces
5
Description
1-2. VIEW-MASTER REEL WITH JACKET. 9CM (D). WHITE CIRCULAR CARDBOARD DISC WITH 14 COLOR NEGATIVE IMAGES AROUND OUTER CIRCUMFERENCE. LABELED AT CENTRE "SP-9003 THE BUCHART GARDENS" WITH BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH PAIR OF IMAGES. C/W PAPER ENVELOPE/JACKET; OPEN AT TOP. WHITE WITH BLUE PRINT READING "ONE VIEW-MASTER REEL 7 MORE WONDERS OF THE WORLD". INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE. 3-4. VIEW-MASTER REEL WITH JACKET. IDENTICAL TO 1-2 BUT WITH "SP-9007 INDIAN DAYS BANFF" IMAGES. PAPER JACKET YELLOWED AROUND EDGES. 5. VIEW-MASTER REEL LIST. 28.3CM (L) X 26.7CM (W). SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER, FOLDED INTO NINE SECTIONS. LISTS ALL AVAILABLE REELS, WITH OTHER PRODUCTS ADVERTISED ON REVERSE. AT BOTTOM: "LITHO IN U.S.A. C SAWYER'S INC., PORTLAND, OREGON LT-1 A-5".
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LEISURE
History
SEE P19990009001-GA FOR 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
P19990009047
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
REVERE 16 SOUND PROJECTOR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, ALUMINUM?, LEATHERETTE
Catalogue Number
P19970071005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REVERE 16 SOUND PROJECTOR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOD, ALUMINUM?, LEATHERETTE
No. Pieces
7
Height
59
Length
39.3
Width
26
Description
1. BROWN LEATHERETTE-COVERED CARRYING CASE WITH LEATHER HANDLE AT TOP. PLASTIC TEXTURED PANEL ON ONE SIDE OF CASE, WITH "REVERE" IN GOLD ACROSS WIDTH. TOP OF CASE HAS BRASS PLATE READING "REVERE 16 SOUND PROJECTOR". FOUR BRASS CLASPS FOUR CM FROM BOTTOM, ATTACHING LID OF CASE TO BASE. SIDE PANEL OPENS BY BRASS CLASP; HINGED AT BOTTOM. COMPARTMENT CONTAINS ITEMS 2-6. ALSO IN COMPARTMENT IS A LONG SPRING, AND A COILED THIN BLACK CORD CONNECTING TO INTERIOR OF CASE LID. END HAS DEVICE FOR CONNECTING SPEAKER -- FITTED TO INSIDE OF CASE LID -- TO PROJECTOR. 2. PHOTO CELL REMOVER. 8CM (L) X 2CM (D). BROWN WOODEN CYLINDRICAL PIECE WITH SLIGHTLY LARGER FLAT HEAD. PIECE OF BROWN RUBBER TUBING FITS OVER WOOD PIECE. SLIGHTLY DRYING. STICKER ON END OF WOOD READS "PHOTO CELL REMOVER USE TO REMOVE PHOTO CELL". 3. AMBER GLASS VIAL. 6 X 3 X 1.8 CM. THREADED STEEL BLACK LID. BOTTLE IS ROUNDED ON ONE SIDE, WITH THREE FACES ON REVERSE. CONTAINS LIQUID. "7 6667" EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM. 4. OIL TIN. 8.2 X 2.7 X 1.4 CM. NICKEL CONTAINER, OVAL IN SHAPE. LONG THREADED LID FITS OVER POINTED NARROW SPOUT. OVAL SHAPE RAISED ON SIDES OF CONTAINER. 5. BRUSH. 14.2 X 0.6 X 0.6 CM. HOLLOW ALUMINUM SHANK WITH SOFT DARK BRISTLES AT ONE FLATTENED END. NO MARKINGS. 6. EXTENSION. 7.2 X 29 X 3.5 CM. EXTENSION ARM WITH TWO BOLTS AT END, WHICH SCREW INTO BASE OF PROJECTOR. HAS SPOOL FOR REWINDING FILM. WHEEL OPPOSITE SPOOL, WHICH APPEARS TO BE FOR CABLE. BODY IS COVERED IN TEXTURED GREY-BROWN ENAMEL. 7. PROJECTOR. 55 X 36 X 22.5 CM. PROJECTOR FITS INTO BASE OF CASE. FINISHED WITH GREY-BROWN TEXTURED ENAMEL. MOTOR AT ONE SIDE; VENT AT OTHER SIDE. ARM EXTENDING UPWARDS FOR FILM REEL; THREADS THROUGH MECHANISMS BELOW, AND ONTO TAKE-UP SPOOL EXTENDING FORWARD. BASE HAS THREE KNOBS FOR CONTROLLING SOUND VOLUME, BASS/TREBLE, AND MOTOR LAMP. KNOB AT FRONT OF BASE, FOR RAISING OR LOWERING PROJECTION HEIGHT; SPEAKER KNOB BESIDE. AT BACK IS SOUND/SILENT SWITCH, AND TWO NAMEPLATES. ONE HAS INSTRUCTIONS AND PATENT NUMBERS; OTHER DESCRIBES LICENCE AND READS "UL MODEL S-16". BASE INTO WHICH PROJECTOR FITS HAS BRASS CORNER REINFORCEMENTS. AT BACK OF MOTOR IS PLATE READING "REVERE CAMERA COMPANY MODEL S-16 SOUND PROJECTOR CHICAGO 16, ILLINOIS U.S.A.". BLACK POWER CORD EXTENDS FROM BACK. BESIDE ARE TWO OUTLETS FOR CONNECTING MICROPHONE AND PHONOGRAPH.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED AS PROJECTIONIST FOR THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19970071005
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
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PROJECTOR, MOTION-PICTURE

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Other Name
BELL & HOWELL MODEL 253-A 8MM FILM PROJECTOR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL, ALUMINUM, GLASS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19970041300
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BELL & HOWELL MODEL 253-A 8MM FILM PROJECTOR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL, ALUMINUM, GLASS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
31
Length
21.9
Width
21.2
Description
.1) PROJECTOR. RECTANGULAR METAL CASE SITS VERTICALLY WITH PLASTIC HANDLE AT TOP. BROWN ALUMINUM PLATES ON OPPOSITES SIDES READS "BELL & HOWELL". FRONT COVER COMES OFF TO REVEAL PROJECTOR MECHANISM. PROJECTOR HAS HINGED REEL ARMS ALUMINUM PLATE FASTENED TO PROJECTOR BENEATH FEED WHEELS AND LENS READS "BELL & HOWELL MODEL 253-A 8MM PROJECTOR" AND "SERIAL NO. C59575". .2) REEL. 0.9CM (H) X 17.8CM (D) STEEL CIRCULAR REEL WITH "EASTMAN KODAK CO." AND "KODASCOPE REEL" STAMPED ALONG EDGE.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
PROJECTOR BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER WHO WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER IN HIS SPARE TIME. THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY PHOTOGRAPHIC ITEMS WHICH HE USED. 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
P19970041300
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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