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Other Name
PIANO ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20020071009
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIANO ORNAMENT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.0
Length
7.7
Width
4.3
Description
TRANSLUCENT GREEN GLASS MOLDED IN THE SHAPE OF AN UPRIGHT PIANO. THERE ARE SMALL LINES IMPRESSED INTO GLASS TO IMITATE KEYS. BACK OF ORNAMENT IS HOLLOW. THERE ARE MULTIPLE CHIPS ON CORNERS AND EDGES OF ORNAMENT. THERE ARE TWO LARGE SCRATCHES/CRACKS ON INSIDE OF PIECE. THERE ARE REMNANTS OF BROWN PAINT? AROUND EDGE ON BACK OF PIECE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR'S FATHER COLLECTED ORNAMENT FROM THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE WHEN IT WAS DECORATED WITH FANCY PLASTER WORK AND PAINTED PLASTER CEILING SOMETIME IN THE 1930S. DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY HUGH BENNETT, WAS BORN IN MEDICINE HAT TO MICHAEL JOHN AND ALICE MAY BENNETT. THE FAMILY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE ABOUT 1919. THEY THEN MOVED TO SHAUGHNESSY IN 1927 WHERE HARRY'S FATHER WORKED AS A CARPENTER. HARRY JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES MEDICAL CORP FROM CALGARY, AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO A VEHICLE MAINTENANCE DIVISION. HE WAS DISCHARGED AT THE END OF WORLD WAR 2 HAVING ACHIEVED THE RANK OF PRIVATE. HARRY WORKED AS A CONDUCTOR ON THE FREIGHT TRAINS FOR THE CPR, AND WHEN HE RETIRED HE WAS A COMMISSIONAIRE IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S PARENTS LIVED ON 13 ST. SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20020071009
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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