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Other Name
SPINDLE; BILL SPIKE
Date Range From
1886
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PINE, STEEL WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19672556000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPINDLE; BILL SPIKE
Date Range From
1886
Date Range To
1900
Materials
PINE, STEEL WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
12.7
Width
12.0
Description
"COMPLIMENTS OF J.D. HIGINBOTHAM & CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CHEMISTS AND DRUGGISTS LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA." "THE J.L. NICHOLS CO. LTD., TORONTO" ON FRONT. CREST SHAPED. HIGINBOTHAM LABELS ATTACHED.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
RETAIL TRADE
History
DONOR CLAIMS OVER 67 YRS OLD (1967).
Catalogue Number
P19672556000
Acquisition Date
1967-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041908
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.0
Length
33
Width
26.5
Description
RED/BROWN LEATHER COVERED THREE RING BINDER. BINDER HAS ZIPPER CLOSURE AND GREEN POCKETS ON INSIDES OF COVERS. LEATHER ON BINDER HAS BARK-LIKE SURFACE AND IS MODERATELY WORN.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS BINDER BELONGED TO HER WHEN SHE WAS IN JUNIOR HIGH AT COALDALE. 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
P19970041908
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NEEDLE DISPLAY BOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960116034
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEEDLE DISPLAY BOOK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, STEEL
No. Pieces
6
Height
3
Length
28.1
Width
17.5
Description
BLUE TWO RING BINDER WITH 5 NEEDLE DISPLAY CARDS IN IT. BINDER IS COVERED WITH NAVY BLUE LEATHERETTE AND HAS SILVER STENCILLED WRITING ON COVER. COVER READS "SUTUCRAFT SURGEON'S NEEDLES" AND "DISTRIBUTED BY THE STEVENS COMPANIES TORONTO, WINNINPEG, CALGARY, VANCOUVER" AND "MADE BY A.W. SHOWELL (SURGICRAFT) LTD. REDDITCH, ENGLAND". ALONG SPINE OF BINDER IS "SUTUCRAFT". EACH CARD IS HEAVY BLACK CARDBOARD WITH NUMEROUS STEEL NEEDLES FASTENED WITH COTTON STITCHES. SEVERAL CARDS HAVE A FEW NEEDLES MISSING. EACH CARD HAS THE SAME PRINTING AS ON COVER, EXCEPT ACROSS TOP, AND HAS LABELLING FOR THE VARIOUS TYPES AND STYLES OF NEEDLES. EACH CARD HAS STEEL EYELETS IN HOLE PUNCHES. RED AND WHITE PAPER LABEL STUCK TO COVER HAS "OPERATING ROOM" HANDWRITTEN ON IT IN BLUE INK.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
NEEDLES AND BOOK WERE REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON THE HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116034
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
INK BLOTTER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970054009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INK BLOTTER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
9.3
Width
10.7
Description
WHITE SQUARE PAPER BLOTTER MARKED IN LARGE BLUE PRINT " "217" TABLETS", "RELIEVE HEADACHES NEURALAGIA RHEUMATIC PAIN ARTHRITIC PAIN AND COLD", AND OTHER TEXT PROVIDING PRICES OF VARIOUS SIZES AND STRENGTHS OFFERED. ITEM ALSO HAS THE IMAGE OF A FEMALE NURSE IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER. THE EDGES OF THE ITEM ARE SLIGHTLY WORN, BUT OVERALL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY (WHITTON) MCDONELL, WHO CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT THE AGE OF 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONELL, WHO WAS A RANCHER AND A FARMER WHO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE, BUT ALSO INVENTED AND BUILT CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A RECEPTIONIST, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH. THE COUPLE REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN. PHYLLIS PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE), SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970054009
Acquisition Date
1998-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FIRST-AID BOOKLET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19950037001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIRST-AID BOOKLET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
14.5
Width
10.3
Description
WHITE PAPER BOOKLET HAS BLUE PRINTING WITH "FIRST AID" PRINTED ACROSS TOP. MIDDLE OF COVER HAS BLUE BACKGROUND WITH THREE MEN KNEELING AND STANDING AROUND A FOURTH MAN WHO IS INJURED. BOOKLET CONTAINS PICTURES, DIAGRAMS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON FIRST-AID PROCEDURES. BOOKLET IS HELD TOGETHER WITH TWO STEEL STAPLES. ON BACK IS "PUBLISHED BY THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA" OVER A SKETCH OF A ROCK WITH "THE PRUDENTIAL HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTER" ON IT. BENEATH IS NAME OF COMPANY PRESIDENT "EDWARD D DUFFIELD, PRESIDENT " AND "HOME OFFICE, NEWARK, N.J." BENEATH IT. IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF BACK IS "COMB 8701 - REV 12-29" AND IN BOTTOM RIGHT IS "PRINTED IN CANADA". SPINE OF BOOKLET IS WORN AND CORNERS OF PAGES ARE SLIGHTLY DOG-EARED.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ARTIFACTS ARE FROM THE #1 FIREHALL AND THE GALT HOSPITAL AND WERE DONATED IN MEMORY OF AGNES C. SHORT, HEAD SCHOOL NURSE, AND WILLIAM H. SHORT WHO WAS FIRE CHIEF. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BELT DONATED BY SHARON DEREK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE DONOR, SHARON DERRICK, IS THE NIECE OF AGNES SHORT. AGNES CHRISTINA SHORT WAS BORN ON APRIL 20, 1916 TO WILLIAM H. AND BERTHA SHORT (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE GRADUATED FROM LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE AND THEN ATTDNED THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR NURSING TRAINING, WHICH SHE GRADUATED FROM IN 1939. AGNES WAS THE SUPERVISOR AT THE GALT HOSPITAL FROM 1939-1945. SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE NURSING STAFF OF LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT #51 FROM 1947 UNTIL 1958. SHE WAS ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING AT THE LETHBRIDGE HEALTH UNIT FROM 1964 UNTIL HER RETIREMENT. SHE RETIRED IN 1980 AFTER 42 YEARS OF NURSING. AGNES PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON OCTOBER 20, 1994. WILLIAM HENRY SHORT WAS AGNES’S FATHER. HE WAS BORN IN LONDON, ENGLAND IN 1889 AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1909. HE INITIALLY WORKED FOR THE CITY WATERWORKS DEPARTMENT IN LETHBRIDGE FOR TWO YEARS, BEFORE SPENDING 51 YEARS IN SERVICE OF THE LETHBRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT. HE OVERSAW THE INTRODUCTION OF MOTORIZED FIRE ENGINES, SWITCHING FROM HORSE POWERED WAGONS, IN 1913. HE ALSO SAW THE DEPARTMENT GROW IN SIZE FROM ONLY 13 TO 49 MEN. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON NOVEMBER 18, 1974. WILLIAM’S WIFE BERTHA L. SHORT PASSED AWAY ON JULY 28, 1989. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT AGNES’S LIFE, THE SHORT FAMILY LIVED IN NUMBER 1 FIRE HALL, WHERE WILLIAM WAS FIRE CHIEF. WILLIAM H. AND BERTHA ALSO HAD ANOTHER CHILD, WILLIAM D. SHORT. HE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 16, 1916 AND PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 5, 1990. HE WAS MARRIED TO MYRTLE (NEE NELSON) SHORT AND THEIR CHILDREN INCLUDE THE DONOR, SHARON DERRICK. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY SHARON DERRICK. ON 1 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED DERRICK REGARDING HER DONATION. WHILE THIS SPECIFIC ARTIFACT WAS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE DONOR, ITS RELATION TO FIRST-AID CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE FIRE-FIGHTING CAREERS OF BOTH THE DONOR’S GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM H. SHORT, AND THE DONOR’S FATHER, WILLIAM D. SHORT (FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY, SEE P19950037007). THE FIRST-AID CONNECTION ALSO ALIGNS WITH THE NURSING CAREER OF THE DONOR’S AUNT, AGNES SHORT (FOR NURSING HISTORY, SEE P19950037003). AN ARTICLE COMMEMORATING THE CAREER OF WILLIAM H. SHORT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON JANUARY 16, 1962. IT STATES, “NOT ONLY WILL CHIEF SHORT’S CAREER SOON REACH ITS CLIMAX, THE ROLES PLAYED BY HIS WIFE BERTHA AND HIS DAUGHTER AGNES WILL ALSO COME TO AN END. BOTH WOMEN PLAYED THEIR PART IN THE CHIEF’S FIRE-FIGHTING CAREER… AGNES FOLLOWED THE ENGINES, PROVIDED FIRST AID TREATMENT ON THE SCENE OR LIGHTED THE CIGARETTES FOR THE BOYS WHILE THEY WERE BATTLING FLAMES AND SMOKE.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE REASON FOR THE DONATION OF HER FAMILY’S ARTIFACTS IN THE 2018 INTERVIEW, DERRICK EXPLAINED, “I WAS THE EXECUTOR FOR MY AUNT’S WILL AND WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY SHE [WAS LIVING IN] MY GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER’S HOME. ALL THIS STUFF HAD BEEN LEFT IN THE HOUSE, SO WHEN WE WERE CLEANING IT OUT FOLLOWING HER DEATH, WE CAME ACROSS ALL THESE THINGS. WHILE I KEPT SOME AS MEMENTOS, MY SISTER AND I [DECIDED TO DONATE OTHER ITEMS TO THE MUSEUM].” PLEASE PERMANENT FILE P19950037001, FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF ARTICLES REGARDING THE FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19950037001
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VINYL
Catalogue Number
P19950023001
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1974
Materials
VINYL
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.8
Width
5
Description
BLACK VINYL BOOKMARK IS RECTANGULAR WITH THE BOTTOM HAVING SEVEN VERTICAL GROOVES THAT COULD BE CUT TO MAKE FRINGES. ALONG SIDES AND TOP OF FRONT HAS SMALL SQUARES PUNCHED IN, HAS SOME ABOUT 2/3 DOWN THAT ARE HORIZONTAL. READS IN GOLD LETTERING IN BETWEEN THESE SQUARES "LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFICIAL OPENING APRIL 5, 1974". MATERIAL IS TEXTURED TO IMITATE LEATHER. ON BACK THE GROOVES AND SQUARES OUTLINES SHOW THROUGH. HAS SOME MINOR WRINKLING OF MATERIAL.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SEE FILE P19950021000-GA. WILLIAM HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON 6 APRIL 1920. HIS PARENTS WERE MARION SCORESBY SKELTON AND HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON. EDUCATED LOCALLY, MR. SKELTON WORKED AT THE DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM (NOW THE LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH CENTRE) FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A REPORTER WITH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1943. AFTER FIVE YEARS AT THE NEWSPAPER, HE BECAME NEWS DIRECTOR AT RADIO STATION CJOC ON 15 FEBRUARY 1948. DURING HIS FIRST TWO YEARS AT THE RADIO STATION, MR. SKELTON WAS THE ONLY EMPLOYEE IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. MR. SKELTON ORGANIZED THE FIRST FULL-TIME NEWS DEPARTMENT AT THE RADIO STATION AND WAS NEWS DIRECTOR FOR THE JOINT RADIO – TELEVISION OPERATIONS OF SELKIRK COMMUNICATIONS IN LETHBRIDGE AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA. BY THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT IN APRIL 1978, CJOC HAD EIGHT EMPLOYEES IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. WILLIAM SKELTON MARRIED MARY THERESA FRANCIS IN SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, LETHBRIDGE ON 3 AUGUST 1957. THE COUPLE DID NOT HAVE CHILDREN. DURING HIS LIFE MR. SKELTON WAS VERY ACTIVE AS A VOLUNTEER WITH MANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA BOY SCOUT COUNCIL, WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION, LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, YWCA BUILDING FUND DRIVE, 1975 CANADA WINTER GAMES PROTOCOL COMMITTEE, LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 1981 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES, PUBLIC RELATIONS ADVISOR FOR THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM, A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES, SOUTHERN ALBERTA COUNCIL ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND THE LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT UNITED WAY, AMONG OTHERS. HE ALSO VOLUNTEERED HIS SERVICES WITH LETHBRIDGE OVERTURE CONCERTS, THE ALBERTA MOTOR ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY AND THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE COMMITTEE FOR AN INDEPENDENT CANADA. WILLIAM SKELTON DIED ON 13 JULY 1998, AGE 78, AND IS BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. MARY THERESA SKELTON (NEE FRANCIS) WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DR. AND MRS. JAMES R. FRANCIS AND THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF REVEREND JAMES ROBERTSON D.D., A FORMER MODERATOR OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA. A TEACHER AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1945 UNTIL HER RETIREMENT, MARY SKELTON WAS ALSO ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. MRS. SKELTON WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN; THE SENIOR HIGH NOVELS, NON-FICTION AND DRAMA AD HOC CURRICULUM COMMITTEE OF ALBERTA EDUCATION; THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION; AND A DRIVER FOR LETHBRIDGE MEALS ON WHEELS. MRS. SKELTON WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM DURING THE TIME OF THE MUSEUM’S FIRST RENOVATION AND EXPANSION IN 1983-1985. MARY SKELTON DIED ON 23 AUGUST 2000, AGE 80, AND IS BURIED BESIDE HER HUSBAND IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. [SOURCES: THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, VARIOUS ISSUES; WHO’S WHO IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA 1988-1989 (HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTRE, 1989) PAGES 739-740]
Catalogue Number
P19950023001
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041117
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
18
Width
5.8
Description
RECTANGULAR HEAVY PAPER BOOKMARK HAS PAPER MADE FEMALE FIGURE ON FRONT. FIGURE IS JAPANESE GIRL WEARING A GOLD AND RED KIMONO WITH A LIGHT BLUE DECORATED SASH. RED FLOWERS ARE PAINTED AROUND HER ON CARD BACKING. JAPANESE CHARACTERS ARE HAND PRINTED ALONG RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT AND DOWN BACK AS WELL. AT TOP RIGHT OF CARD BACKING IS PUNCHED HOLE WITH A PEACH COLORED RIBBON TIED THROUGH IT.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BOOKMARK WAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVEN TO SOMEONE IN DONOR'S FAMILY AT COALDALE. 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
P19970041117
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
STAMP PAD INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990061005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAMP PAD INK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
13.5
Diameter
5.7
Description
ROUND, GLASS BOTTLE. BOTTLE APPEARS A DARK, METALLIC GREEN. HAS A YELLOW PAPER LABEL ON FRONT. ON LEFT OF LABEL IS A RED CIRCLE WITH JAGGED EDGES. WITHIN THIS READS "RELIANCE INK THE INK YOU CAN RELY ON". THE REST OF LABEL READS "R[EL]IANCE VIOLET STAMP PAD INK RELIANCE, INK CO. LTD. WINNIPEG". EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF BOTTLE IS "8 02. 4 V-48 2". BOTTLE HAS A BLACK PAINTED METAL, SCREW-ON CAP. THERE IS SOME INK INSIDE BOTTLE.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061005
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19880008008
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
4.5
Diameter
4.1
Description
8 FACETED GLASS JAR, ETCHED WOOD TOP. INTERIOR OF TOP STAINED BLUE. LIKELY INK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. LIKELY INK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SUNBURST LINE PATTERN ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
CONTAINER
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY MARGARET WHEELER. DONOR MARGARET WHEELER WAS BORN TO ALBERT AND ETTA IVES, AND WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF PROMINENT LETHBRIDGE CITIZENS WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON. SHE MARRIED WILLIAM ASHLEY WHEELER OF SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC ON JULY 11, 1936. MARGARET WAS A GALT MUSEUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER AND CITY OF LETHBRIDGE ARCHIVES VOLUNTEER AND ASHLEY SPENT HIS CAREER WITH THE BANK OF MONTREAL. ASHLEY DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON FEBRUARY 21, 1972, AND MARGARET ON JANUARY 5, 1988. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF OBITUARIES AND INFORMATION ON FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880008008
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041891
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.3
Length
3.9
Width
3.9
Description
SQUARE GLASS BOTTLE WITH CIRCULAR BLACK STEEL LID. PAPER LABEL ON FRONT HAS "CARTER'S" LOGO WITH "PURPLE STAMP PAD INK". RAISED ON BOTTOM OF BOTTLE IS "1434" AND DIAMOND SHAPE. BOTTLE CONTAINS PURPLE INK.
Subjects
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS INK WAS USED BY HER CHILDREN, GORDON AND DEIDRE WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN. SEE ALSO P19970041888-904-GA. 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
P19970041891
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail

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