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Description
This is a CN pin. The CN part on the front is silver. The back is white (possibly plastic). There is some kind of clip on the back.
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Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
This is a CN pin. The CN part on the front is silver. The back is white (possibly plastic). There is some kind of clip on the back.
Accession No.
2003.17.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

St. James Anglican Church 60th Anniversary Plates

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Description
Two cream coloured plates, with gold trim. Both have a drawing of the St. James Anglican church in brown on the front, with the words "St. James Anglican Church / Smithers, British Columbia / 60th Anniversary 1913-1973", in a brown stylized font. On the back, they are stamped with a maple leaf, whi…
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Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
Two cream coloured plates, with gold trim. Both have a drawing of the St. James Anglican church in brown on the front, with the words "St. James Anglican Church / Smithers, British Columbia / 60th Anniversary 1913-1973", in a brown stylized font. On the back, they are stamped with a maple leaf, which has a banner on it, with writing that reads "DECORATED IN CANADA". Below the maple leaf is writing that says "22 K GOLD / CAN. ART CHINA / COLLINGWOOD ONT." (B) has a holder attached, while (A) does not.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2015.15.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Plaque is made of wood, shaped to look like the province of British Columbia. On the centre of the plaque is a gold coloured metal plate inscribed with: "SMITHERS SPORTS HALL OF FAME / ROY MCDONELL / SMITHERS LIONS CLUB"
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Title
Smithers Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
Plaque is made of wood, shaped to look like the province of British Columbia. On the centre of the plaque is a gold coloured metal plate inscribed with: "SMITHERS SPORTS HALL OF FAME / ROY MCDONELL / SMITHERS LIONS CLUB"
Inscriptions
ROY MCDONELL
SMITHERS LIONS CLUB
SMITHERS SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Accession No.
1990.121.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL\ALLOY-COPPER; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
The bell is copper color with a small handle on top. Around the body it says '1910 COLONIAL 1832 COLONIAL'. It has a metal piece in the middle to bump up against each side to ring.
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Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
The bell is copper color with a small handle on top. Around the body it says '1910 COLONIAL 1832 COLONIAL'. It has a metal piece in the middle to bump up against each side to ring.
History Of Use
The bell was made in 1910.
Material
METAL\ALLOY-COPPER; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
10
Width
10.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1974.100.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Wooden sign that reads: "Dominion Government Telegraphs" in black paint, with a wavy line beneath.
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Title
Dominion Government Telegraphs sign
Other Names
Wooden sign
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Used
According to the donation sheet this sign was from the first telegraph office in Smithers. The operator was Bob Barker in 1914.
Period or Date Notes
late 1800s
Description
Wooden sign that reads: "Dominion Government Telegraphs" in black paint, with a wavy line beneath.
Narrative
ca 1890s
History Of Use
Sign from circa 1890s for the Dominion Telegraph system. The donor`s father, Les Buchanan worked for the Dominion Telegraph. Found during the dig of the highway building in 1979. The sign was done with old grease pencil. This rubs off like charcoal.
Accession No.
1979.154.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Large circular metal sign. The backside is bare metal. Front side is yellow with MASSEY HARRIS printed in bold black letters around the top and bottom. Between the words there is an logo that outlines the yellow letters in red.
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Title
Massey Harris sign
Manufacturer
Massey Harris
Manufacturer Notes
Massey Harris was founded as Massey Ferguson in 1847 in Newcastle, Ontario by Daniel Massey. In 1879 the company relocated to Toronto and was renamed Massey Manufacturing. In 1891, Massey Manufacturing merged with A. Harris, Son & Co. Ltd to become Massey-Harris Limited and became the largest agricultural equipment maker in the British Empire. Massey-Harris made threshing machines and reapers as well as safety bicycles, tractors, etc. (Source: Wikipedia, accessed 2017-11-02).
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Start Date
1891
End Date
1953
Period or Date Notes
In 1953, Massey-Harris merged with the Ferguson Company to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson.
Description
Large circular metal sign. The backside is bare metal. Front side is yellow with MASSEY HARRIS printed in bold black letters around the top and bottom. Between the words there is an logo that outlines the yellow letters in red.
Accession No.
2017.105.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Rectangular metal sign. On a white background is printed "Sportsman Cigarettes" in large letters. The S if Sportsman is red and the rest of the word is in blue letters. "Rolled with 'ALLWEATHER' waterproof paper" is printed along the bottom in white italic lettering on a red background.
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Title
Sportsman Cigarettes sign
Manufacturer
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
Rectangular metal sign. On a white background is printed "Sportsman Cigarettes" in large letters. The S if Sportsman is red and the rest of the word is in blue letters. "Rolled with 'ALLWEATHER' waterproof paper" is printed along the bottom in white italic lettering on a red background.
History Of Use
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges began in 1899 with the Rock City Tobacco Company in Quebec City, the makers of the cigarette brands Craven A and Sportsman.
Accession No.
2017.106.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Magazine titled "Beautiful British Columbia Land of New Horizons", Winter 1964 edition. Edition contains two page aerial photo of Smithers on page 30-31.
Title
Beautiful British Columbia Winter Volume 6 1964
Manufacturer
Department of Recreation and Conservation of British Columbia
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Start Date
1964
End Date
1964
Description
Magazine titled "Beautiful British Columbia Land of New Horizons", Winter 1964 edition. Edition contains two page aerial photo of Smithers on page 30-31.
Accession No.
1991.208.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Pamphlet titled "Communism in British Columbia". "Reproduced from Vancouver Daily Province" printed on bottom. Brown paper with black text.
Title
Communism in British Columbia
Manufacturer
Vancouver Daily Province
Original Owner
Roy Macdonald
Other Names
Booklet
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
Pamphlet titled "Communism in British Columbia". "Reproduced from Vancouver Daily Province" printed on bottom. Brown paper with black text.
History Of Use
Booklet from Roy A. Macdonald's private collection.
Accession No.
2009.40.46
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Small yellow hardcovered book titled "Musson's Improved Lumber and Log Book / New and Revised / Illustrated Edition". Handwritten on the cover is the date 1905. Inside is inscribed "E. Hann 1905" in pencil. The book details measurements for various building parameters, including wood, bricks, etc.
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Title
Musson's Improved Lumber and Log Book
Manufacturer
Musson Book Company
Original Owner
Ernest Hann
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Start Date
1905
Description
Small yellow hardcovered book titled "Musson's Improved Lumber and Log Book / New and Revised / Illustrated Edition". Handwritten on the cover is the date 1905. Inside is inscribed "E. Hann 1905" in pencil. The book details measurements for various building parameters, including wood, bricks, etc.
History Of Use
The book was owned by Ernest Hann, Smithers pioneer. The title page of the book indicates that it is intended for use "For ship and boat builders, lumber merchants, saw-mill men, farmers and mechanics". Original price was $0.25.
Accession No.
2017.8.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER;
Description
Dark blue covered paper booklet titled "Radio Short Wave Equipment Parts and Accessories / 1935 / Payette & Co. Limited". Booklet advertises various products including radios, insulators, resistors, etc.
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Title
Radio Shortwave Equipment Parts and Accessories
Manufacturer
Payette & Co.
Original Owner
Noonan family
Manufacturer Notes
It appears from the booklet that rather than manufacturing the equipment, Payette & Co. may have been a reseller for various companies, as Hammond and Western Electric products are referrenced.
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Montreal, Quebec
Start Date
1935
Description
Dark blue covered paper booklet titled "Radio Short Wave Equipment Parts and Accessories / 1935 / Payette & Co. Limited". Booklet advertises various products including radios, insulators, resistors, etc.
Material
PAPER;
Accession No.
2017.9.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER;
Description
Paper booklet with tan coloured cover, with "Burdock Blood Bitters 1931 Almanac and Key to Health" in stylized black text. The booklet is an advertisement for various medical products such as "Laxa Liver Pills", "Heart and Nerve Pills", etc. alongside testimonials from users, monthly calendars (the…
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Title
Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac and Key to Health
Manufacturer
T. Milburn Co. Limited
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Start Date
1931
End Date
1931
Period or Date Notes
Stated inside the booklet that this is the 65th edition of the almanac, the first printed in 1866.
Description
Paper booklet with tan coloured cover, with "Burdock Blood Bitters 1931 Almanac and Key to Health" in stylized black text. The booklet is an advertisement for various medical products such as "Laxa Liver Pills", "Heart and Nerve Pills", etc. alongside testimonials from users, monthly calendars (the almanac component), and other general health "advice".
Material
PAPER;
Accession No.
2017.10.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Single piece of paper folded twice to create six pages. The front title page states that this booklet was related to the "Radio Kitchen of the Air", a course in home baking conducted by Betty Brown. The booklet (and presumably the course) was sponsored by Five Roses Flour, which was produced by the…
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Title
Recipes from the Radio Kitchen of the Air
Manufacturer
Lake of the Woods Milling Co. Ltd.
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
Single piece of paper folded twice to create six pages. The front title page states that this booklet was related to the "Radio Kitchen of the Air", a course in home baking conducted by Betty Brown. The booklet (and presumably the course) was sponsored by Five Roses Flour, which was produced by the Lake of the Woods Milling Co. of Winnipeg Manitoba. Fourteen recipes are included.
History Of Use
One of the radio stations the course could be heard on was CFPR Prince Rupert.
Accession No.
2017.12.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Magazine with image of dozens of green and coloured maple leaves on the bottom half of the cover. "Century: 1867-1967" is printed in black text across the top. "The Canadian Saga" is in smaller lettering above the maple leaves. Centennial publication of articles and stories about the history and cu…
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Title
Century 1867-1967: The Canadian Saga
Manufacturer
The Province
Manufacturer Notes
Published by the Toronto Daily Star
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Start Date
1967
End Date
1967
Description
Magazine with image of dozens of green and coloured maple leaves on the bottom half of the cover. "Century: 1867-1967" is printed in black text across the top. "The Canadian Saga" is in smaller lettering above the maple leaves. Centennial publication of articles and stories about the history and culture of Canada. According to the title page, it appears to be an edition of "The Province" from February 13 1967.
Accession No.
1986.11.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Soft covered children's school book. Illustrated cover shows a young girl holding a doll looking at a scene of a tree and garden. Inside the cover is a square stick-on label that reads: "Free Text Book / The Property of / Dora J. Lyness (handwritten)".
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Title
The British Columbia Readers: Beginner's Reader
Manufacturer
W.J. Gage and Company Limited
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Description
Soft covered children's school book. Illustrated cover shows a young girl holding a doll looking at a scene of a tree and garden. Inside the cover is a square stick-on label that reads: "Free Text Book / The Property of / Dora J. Lyness (handwritten)".
History Of Use
No clear indication this particular item was used in Smithers, but is considered representative of a text book likely used in early education and schools in Smithers.
Accession No.
1981.16.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Brown booklet with black lines along the top and bottom of the cover. Booklet is created by folding a single sheet of paper to create a front and back cover and two inside pages. Front cover reads: "Instructions for Installation and Operation / of / Victor / Radio / Models R50 and R-52 / an eight-t…
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Title
Instructions for Installation and Operation of Victor Radio Models R-50 and R-52
Brand Name
Victor Radio
Manufacturer
Victor Talking Machine of Canada Limited
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Montreal, Quebec
Start Date
1932
Description
Brown booklet with black lines along the top and bottom of the cover. Booklet is created by folding a single sheet of paper to create a front and back cover and two inside pages. Front cover reads: "Instructions for Installation and Operation / of / Victor / Radio / Models R50 and R-52 / an eight-tube superheterodyne receiver / with automatic volume control". On the back it states the date of purchase for the model R-52 radio this belonged to was purchased December 17 1932 from the authorized sales dealer J.S. Gray.
Accession No.
2017.16.1
Model Name or No.
R-52
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Part (a) is a magazine titled "Weldon's Bazaar of Children's Fashions", dated July 1928. The front cover illustration depicts four young girls at the beach, and a fifth girl off to the side. Part (b) is a thin piece of delicate brown paper, similar to tissue paper. Printed on it in blue is "Supple…
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Title
Weldon's Bazaar of Children's Fashions
Manufacturer
Weldon's
Original Owner
Mrs. Hann
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1928
End Date
1929
Description
Part (a) is a magazine titled "Weldon's Bazaar of Children's Fashions", dated July 1928. The front cover illustration depicts four young girls at the beach, and a fifth girl off to the side. Part (b) is a thin piece of delicate brown paper, similar to tissue paper. Printed on it in blue is "Supplement to / Weldon's Bazaar of / Children's Fashions / Issued on the 7th of each month / July 1928. / Free Patterns". It then goes on to list the patterns. This piece is just one of the pattern pieces, the others are not present. Part (c) is a magazine titled "Weldon's Bazaar of Children's Fashions" dated July 1929. The front cover illustration depicts three girls standing together in a circle, and another off to the side. Parts d-j are pattern cutouts of a similar material to part (c). Part (d) is labelled "Supplement to / Weldon's Bazaar of / Children's Fashions / Issued on the 7th of each month / July 1929. / Free Patterns". It then goes on to list the patterns. Parts e-j have no text on them. Part (k) is a magazine titled "Weldon's Bazaar of Children's Fashions" from August 1929. Cover illustration depicts four young girls in a living room. Part (l) is a is a magazine titled "Weldon's Bazaar of Children's Fashions" from September 1929. Cover illustration has four young girls.
Cultural Context
Weldon's Ladies' Journal (1875–1954) supplied dressmaking patterns, and was a blueprint for subsequent 'home weeklies'.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1981.21.8 a-l
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Large sized magazine titled "Needlecraft Magazine" from May 1927. Original price according to the cover was $0.10. The front cover image is of three women wearing stylish outfits and aprons.
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Title
Needlecraft Magazine
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Start Date
1927
End Date
1927
Description
Large sized magazine titled "Needlecraft Magazine" from May 1927. Original price according to the cover was $0.10. The front cover image is of three women wearing stylish outfits and aprons.
Accession No.
1981.42.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Orange textbook by the Government of the Province of British Columbia from the department of Education. Five units consisting of Home management, Nutrition, Meal-Planning and Table Services, Food Preparation, and Sources of Food Products. Some staining on the front and back cover of the book.
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Title
Foods, Nutrition and Home Management Manual
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
Orange textbook by the Government of the Province of British Columbia from the department of Education. Five units consisting of Home management, Nutrition, Meal-Planning and Table Services, Food Preparation, and Sources of Food Products. Some staining on the front and back cover of the book.
Width
15
Length
22
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2017.25.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The Globe, published in Toronto from July 1, 1987. Headline: "Confederation Day. The Dominion of Canada". Vol. XXIV, No. 156. First two pages are of the Confederation article and the last two pages are advertisement.
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Title
The Globe
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Description
The Globe, published in Toronto from July 1, 1987. Headline: "Confederation Day. The Dominion of Canada". Vol. XXIV, No. 156. First two pages are of the Confederation article and the last two pages are advertisement.
Width
40
Length
60
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.9.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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