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Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1860
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640150000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1860
Materials
IRON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
38.0
Diameter
2.5
Description
WOOD HANDLE CHARRED. IRON SHAFT & TIP. IRON'S SHAFT IS RIVETED TO SOLDERING HEAD. HANDLE CRACKED. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
METALWORKING T&E
Historical Association
TRADES
History
MADE BY DONOR'S FATHER ABOUT 1850-1860. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING FOUR PAINTINGS CREATED BY THE DONOR, CHRISTIAN GIBSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON GIBSON WAS EXCERPTED FROM HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY: CHRISTIAN GIBSON WAS BORN IN BELFAST, IRELAND IN 1887 AND EDUCATED IN LONDON, ENGLAND BEFORE ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1908. HE WORKED FOR THE CITY AS ZOO KEEPER AT THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS AND FOR THE ALBERTA RAILROAD AND IRRIGATION COMPANY BEFORE BEGINNING HIS 35 YEAR CAREER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE IN 1913. GIBSON SERVED WITH THE 25TH BATTERY CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY FROM 1908 TO 1914 AND FROM 1914 TO 1919 HE SERVED IN ENGLAND IN FRANCE WITH THE 20TH BATTERY CFA. HE WAS ALSO VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY AS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB, ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL, LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, PLAYGOERS OF LETHBRIDGE, ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, PEMMICAN CLUB, MASONIC LODGE, AND THE GALT HOSPITAL BOARD. HE AND HIS WIFE LINDA WERE HEAVILY INFLUENTIAL IN THE RED CROSS SOCIETY’S LETHRBIDGE CHAPTER, AND HAD TWO CHILDREN, FRED AND DORIS. CHRISTIAN GIBSON PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 26, 1971. IN 2010 HIS DAUGHTER, DORIS BALCOVSKE, PARTICIPATED IN THE GALT MUSEUM’S FIRST ‘TREASURES & CURIOSITIES’ EXHIBIT BY SELECTING ONE OF HER FATHER’S PAINTINGS TO BE DISPLAYED. SHE SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE ABOUT GIBSON’S ASSOCIATION WITH THE GALT AND HIS PAINTING PRACTICE: “MY FATHER… WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE GALT MUSEUM AND HELPED COLLECT MANY OF THE ARTIFACTS. MY FATHER WAS A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST WITH OILS, WATER COLORS, AND ALSO PEN AND INK… THE FAMILY OWNS MOST OF HIS PAINTINGS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE P19694807000 FOR HARDCOPY OF GIBSON’S OBITUARY. SEE RECORD P19930031001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GIBSON FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19640150000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DISTILLER'S PITCHER SET
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19683355000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DISTILLER'S PITCHER SET
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1750
Materials
COPPER, BRASS
No. Pieces
4
Description
SET CONSISTS OF 4 PITCHERS OF VARIOUS SIZE., EACH IS COPPER, OR COPPER & BRASS .1 12.7 CM HT., 8 CM DIA. (BASE). TWO DENTS. "1/2 PINT" ON BRASS PLATE ON FRONT. "PER CO." ON INSIDE LIP & LITTLE CROWN. SUBSTANTIAL OXIDATION AROUND LIP. PORTIONS ARE COVERED WITH LEAD SOLDER. .2 17.8 CM HT. 15.2 CM. DIA. DENTED. CROWN WITH "PER CO" ON INSIDE LIP. "QUART" ALSO ON INSIDE LIP. MORE CORROSION AND OXIDATION. .3 20.6 CM HT., 12.9 CM DIA. DENTED. CROWN WITH "PER CO" ON INSIDE LIP. .4 23.2 CM HT., 18.4 CM DIA. 1/2 GALLON. CROWN WITH "PER CO" ON INSIDE LIP. ALL PIECES HAVE CURVED HANDLES AND ROUNDED LIPS FOR POURING.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
USED IN A DISTILLERY IN SCOTLAND. DONOR'S FAMILY, JOHN & JANET DUFF BROUGHT SET WITH THEM WHEN THEY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1885. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE DUFF FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. OBJECTS WERE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY THE FAMILY OF JOHN AND JANET DUFF. IN 1885, THE DUFFS LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME DIRECTLY TO THE LETHBRIDGE, BECOMING ONE OF THE AREA’S FIRST PIONEER FAMILIES. JOHN DUFF RAN 250 TO 400 HEAD OF CATTLE ON LAND ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LETHBRIDGE TOWN SITE. IN THE EARLY 1900S, THE HOMESTEAD WAS ANNEXED BY THE TOWN AND FOR DECADES THE FORMER FAMILY LANDS WERE KNOWN AS THE “DUFF ADDITION”. THE FAMILY INCLUDED THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. THE DONOR, ISABEL STARNES (NEE DUFF), WAS MARRIED TO G.H. STARNES AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY, PASSING AWAY IN 1971. FOR OTHER DUFF FAMILY-REALTED MATERIALS, SEE DONATIONS BY BLENNER-HASSETT, JACK WEBSTER, MARY AND ISABEL STARNES. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE OF DONATION P19662224001
Catalogue Number
P19683355000
Acquisition Date
1968-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SET, CHRISTENING DRESS & SLIP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, CHRISTENING DRESS & SLIP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. DRESS - 2.5CM(H) X 91.5CM (L) X 79.7CM (W). WHITE LINEN. NECK AND CUFFS TRIMMED WITH A LACEY FABRIC. EACH CUFF HAS A WHITE RIBBON TIED IN A BOW, BACK OF NECK ALSO HAS A WHITE RIBBON TIED IN A BOW. BACK OF DRESS CLOSES WITH THREE WHITE BUTTONS. FRONT OF BODICE HAS EMBROIDERED CRISS-CROSS DESIGNS ON IT. BACK OF BODICE AND SKIRT, HAVE SMALL, WHITE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS THROUGHOUT. BOTTOM OF SKIRT IS EMBROIDERED WITH CRISS-CROSS DESIGNS, AND BOTTOM EDGE IS MADE TO LOOK LIKE LACE (SAME AS ON CUFFS AND NECK). STAINED. 2. SLIP - 2.2CM(H) X 81.0CM(L) X 74.0CM(W). WHITE COTTON. BODICE HAS NO DISTINGUISHABLE NECKLINE. IT IS CUT STRAIGHT ACROSS THE FRONT; FABRIC IS CUT INTO A DOWNWARD CURVE ON EACH SIDE (FOR ARMS), AND BACK IS CUT STRAIGHT ACROSS. BACK IS HELD CLOSED BY SIX WHITE TIES; ONE OF THE TIES HAS FALLEN OFF ONE SIDE. WAIST IS GATHERED. MATERIAL IS PLAIN WHITE EXCEPT FOR HEM OF SKIRT, WHICH IS TRIMMED WITH A STRIP OF LACEY LIKE MATERIAL. SLIP IS STAINED
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DRESS AND SLIP WERE USED BY THE SHERLOCK OR MACLEOD FAMILIES. MARJ BELIEVED SHE WAS PERSONALLY BAPTIZED IN THE GOWN ON ACCOUNT THAT IT WAS THE OFFICIAL BAPTISMAL GOWN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. MARJ WAS BAPTISED AT ST AUGUSTINE'S AROUND JUNE 7, 1929. IT IS UNKNOWN WHICH MATERNAL SIDE OF THE FAMILY THE GOWN WAS PASSED DOWN, BUT DONOR BELIEVES IT WAS SHERLOCK. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING THE BAPTISMAL GOWN AND SLIP. WHILE WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE BAPTISMAL GOWN OR SLIP, SHE STATED IT “WOULD MAKE SENSE” THAT HER MOTHER WORE THE GOWN FOR HER BAPTISM. WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058008
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S NIGHTSHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058009
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S NIGHTSHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
112.0
Width
92.5
Description
WHITE, LINEN. HAS A SQUARE CUT NECKLINE. FABRIC IS GATHERED IN TINY PLEATS JUST UNDER NECKLINE. SLEEVES ARE SHORT. THE UNDERSIDE OF EACH SLEEVE IS SPLIT, FROM CUFF TO HALFWAY DOWN SLEEVE. WRITTEN ON BACK NECKLINE IS "M H SHERLOCK". SHIRT IS YELLOWING; HAS SOME STAINS ON IT. HAS A FEW MINOR HOLES HAS SIGNS OF WEAR. SHIRT IS OTHERWISE PLAIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO M.H. SHERLOCK. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING SEVERAL NIGHT GOWNS AND SHIRTS. WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE NIGHT GOWN, BUT SHE DID HAVE MEMORIES OF HER PARENTS LOOKING THROUGH SIMILAR OBJECTS. “THEY WOULD BE SORTING THINGS OUT, YOU KNOW, AND MOVING IT FROM ONE TRUNK AND PUTTING IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.” SOMETIMES THE DONORS WOULD BE PACKING THE ITEMS FOR A MOVE OR JUST LOOKING THROUGH THE ITEMS: “MOM WOULD GO THROUGH IT AND […] HER AND DAD LIKED THAT KIND OF THING GOING THROUGH AND CHATTIN’ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING.” WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058009
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058011
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
94.5
Width
57.0
Description
MAN'S, WHITE, LINEN SHIRT. MATERIAL AT NECKLINE IS GATHERED INTO TINY PLEATS. COLLAR CLOSES WITH A SINGLE, WHITE BUTTON ON FRONT. BELOW THIS ARE TWO WHITE TRANSLUCENT RUFFLES. THESE ARE SEWN ON EITHER SIDE OF AN OPENING IN FRONT OF SHIRT THAT GOES ABOUT 1/3 OF THE WAY DOWN. CUFFS ARE TRIMMED WITH THE SAME TRANSLUCENT RUFFLE, AND ALSO CLOSE WITH A WHITE BUTTON; ONE OF THE BUTTONS HAS YELLOWED. THERE IS ALSO A WHITE BUTTON ON BACK OF COLLAR. MATERIAL HAS BEEN PULLED AWAY FROM NECKLINE, ON BACK OF SHIRT, IN TWO PLACES, FORMING "V"S. SIDES OF SHIRT, AT BOTTOM, ARE SPLIT, AND HAVE AN EXTRA V-SHAPED PIECE OF MATERIAL SEWN INTO THEM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING SEVERAL NIGHT GOWNS AND SHIRTS. WALMSLEY WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE MEN’S SHIRT AS SHERLOCK IN ORIGIN BUT WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WHO SPECIFICALLY IT HAD BELONGED TO OR WHEN THEY WOULD HAVE WORN IT. SHE SPECULATED THAT PERHAPS IT WAS WORN “UNDERNEATH THE VEST AND THE WHOLE [ENSEMBLE]” AT SOME POINT IN TIME. WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058011
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S NIGHT SHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058013
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S NIGHT SHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
118.0
Width
100.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. HAS A WIDE NECKLINE. HAS WHITE, TRANSLUCENT RUFFLES TRIMMING NECKLINE AND ARMS. ARMS ARE SHORT SLEEVED; THERE IS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED PIECE OF MATERIAL ATTACHED TO UNDERSIDE OF ARMS AND SIDE OF SHIRT. HAS A RECTANGULAR FLAP ON BACK OF NECK. STAMPED ONTO HIGH BACK OF SHIRT, IN RED, IS "SC 12". HAS MULTIPLE BROWN STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING THE NIGHTSHIRT. WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE NIGHTSHIRT OR ITS ORIGINAL OWNER. WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058013
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.0
Width
29.5
Description
CRESCENT MOON SHAPED; OUTSIDE EDGE IS SCALLOPED. CONSISTS OF A CREAM COLOURED PIECE OF SATIN, UNDERNEATH BLACK LACE. THE BLACK LACE HAS FLOWERS EMBROIDERED INTO IT. THE EDGES OF CAPELET ARE TRIMMED IN A WIDE BLACK LACE (DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE). BACK OF PIECE IS LINED WITH A BURLAP MATERIAL, UNDERNEATH BLACK COTTON. BLACK COTTON HAS MULTIPLE HOLES IN IT - POSSIBLY INSECT RELATED. LONG, BIAS STITCHES ARE EASILY VISIBLE ON FRONT AND BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
USED OVER THE SHOULDERS OF A WOMAN. PALATINES WERE USED IN THE 1840S; NAMED AFTER CHARLOTTE OF THE PALANTINE, WHO TRIED TO INDUCE MORE MODESTY IN DRESS. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING THE NIGHTSHIRT. WHILE WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THIS SPECIFIC CAPE, SHE DID REMEMBER HER GRANDMOTHER, NORA EVERSON, WITH SHAWLS: “I DO HAVE MEMORIES OF HER WEARING SHAWLS, INTRICATE SHAWLS LIKE THAT.” THE ITEM, WALMSLEY BELIEVED, LIKELY CAME DOWN THROUGH THE FAMILY. “SHE WASN’T A REALLY HANDY TYPE OF GRANDMA… GRANNY E WAS MORE NO-NONSENSE… SEWING AND THAT INTRICATE [DETAIL WORK] – I DON’T RECALL HER DOING THAT, NO.” SHE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT SHAWLS, SIMILAR TO THIS ONE, WOULD HAVE BEEN KEPT IN STORAGE TRUNKS AT HER PARENTS’, THE DONORS’, HOUSE FOR SAFEKEEPING. HER PARENTS “WOULD BE SORTING THINGS OUT, YOU KNOW, AND MOVING IT FROM ONE TRUNK AND PUTTING IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.” SOMETIMES THE DONORS WOULD BE PACKING THE ITEMS FOR A MOVE OR JUST LOOKING THROUGH THE ITEMS: “MOM WOULD GO THROUGH IT AND […] HER AND DAD LIKED THAT KIND OF THING GOING THROUGH AND CHATTIN’ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING.” “THEY LOVED BEAUTIFUL THINGS” WALMSLEY SAYS OF HER PARENTS AND “MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, HAD A BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH THINGS ON DISPLAY AND IT WAS ALWAYS THINGS, YOU KNOW OF, NOT VALUE, BUT THINGS OF IMPORTANCE TO HER.” WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CAP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19920058015
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LACE, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.7
Length
25.3
Width
19.9
Description
SHALLOW BONNET WITH NARROW BRIM. THE BONNET IS MADE OF AN OFF-WHITE LACE. THE LACE HAS BEEN GATHERED AND FORMED INTO RUFFLES ON TOP OF HAT. BRIM OF HAT CONSISTS OF TWO BANDS OF LACE. ON BACK OF HAT IS A WIDE, DARK RED, SATIN RIBBON, THAT HAS BEEN TIED INTO A BOW. ENDS OF RIBBON ARE FRAYING. THERE ARE MULTIPLE LOOSE THREADS AT BACK AND UNDERSIDE. UNDERSIDE IS LINED WITH WHITE TRANSLUCENT NETTING. BONNET IS DIRTY, AND YELLOWED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING THE BONNET. WALMSLEY WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE BONNET AS LIKELY ORIGINATING ON THE SHERLOCK SIDE OF THE FAMILY, HOWEVER, SHE WAS UNABLE TO GIVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ORIGINS OF THE BONNET. WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058015
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
160.7
Width
42.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. CROWN OF BONNET IS OVERSIZED; GATHERED AT SEAMS. HAS A RUFFLE AROUND UPPER BRIM. BACK OF BONNET HAS A WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL THAT HAS HORIZONTAL RIDGES IN IT. BELOW THIS ARE TWO WHITE RUFFLES. BONNET HAS A LONG WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL SEWN TO EACH SIDE, THAT ACT AS TIES. SEAMS ARE COMING LOOSE; STITCHES ARE LARGE AND LOOSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING THE BONNET. WALMSLEY WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE BONNET AS LIKELY ORIGINATING ON THE SHERLOCK SIDE OF THE FAMILY, HOWEVER, SHE WAS UNABLE TO GIVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ORIGINS OF THE BONNET. WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19920058017
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
SILK, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
60.1
Width
60.1
Description
SQUARE, WHITE SILK. HANDKERCHIEF HAS A 3 CM BORDER OF AN OPEN STITCH. THE BORDER MEETS AT EACH CORNER, WHERE THE STITCHING IS EVEN WIDER, AND MORE OPEN. THE EDGE OF HANKIE IS TRIMMED WITH LACE, AND AT EACH CORNER THE LACE IS GATHERED. ONE CORNER OF HANKIE IS EMBROIDERED WITH A RIBBON AND FLORAL DESIGN IN THE CENTRE OF THE DESIGN, "SARAH" IS EMBROIDERED; ALL OF THIS IS IN WHITE. THERE IS A SMALL ORANGE STAIN BESIDE EMBROIDERY. THERE IS A HOLE IN ONE SIDE ALONG 3 CM BORDER.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING SEVERAL TEXTILES DONATED BY MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH. ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, GELINAS INTERVIEWED PADDIE WALMSLEY, THE DONORS’ DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER PARENTS’ DONATION AND HER MEMORIES OF THE OBJECTS OF THIS DONATION, INCLUDING THE HANDKERCHIEF. WALMSLEY WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE HANDKERCHIEF AS LIKELY ORIGINATING ON THE SHERLOCK SIDE OF THE FAMILY. “MY GRANDMOTHER, I MEAN, SHE WAS OF THE AGE, AND EVEN MY MOM, THEY ALWAYS USED COTTON HANKIES.” WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THIS SPECIFIC HANDKERCHIEF, HOWEVER, SHE DID EXPLAIN THAT “GRAN ALWAYS HAD STUFF LIKE THAT, MAYBE NOT THAT BIG LIKE THAT ONE, BUT ALWAYS ON HER TABLES, YOU KNOW, UNDERNEATH DOILIES OR ON THE COFFEE TABLE AND BACKS OF CHAIRS.” “THEY LOVED BEAUTIFUL THINGS,” WALMSLEY SAYS OF HER PARENTS. “MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, HAD A BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH THINGS ON DISPLAY AND IT WAS ALWAYS THINGS, YOU KNOW OF, NOT VALUE, BUT THINGS OF IMPORTANCE TO HER.” WALMSLEY STATED THAT OBJECTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY HER PARENTS AS A WAY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY: “SHE [MARJORIE WELCH] KNEW THE VALUE OF HISTORY AND THAT WAS KIND HER THING… AND MOM JUST WANTED, WOULD WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO ENJOY THEM, AND YOU KNOW, TO KNOW THE HISTORY AND SEE IT.”
Catalogue Number
P19920058017
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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