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Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
5.5
Description
GREENISH COLOR. MOLDED BOTTLE WITH SEAMS RUNNING THROUGH CENTRE AND UP BOTTLE NECK. LIP HAS BEEN ADDED. SMALL HORIZONTAL SCRATCHES ON LIP PROBABLY CAUSED FROM SPINNING TECHNIQUE. HEAVY GLASS WALLS, SMOOTH FINISH, BUBBLES AND SURFACE IRREGULARITIES THROUGHOUT. ROUNDED BASE.
Subjects
CONTAINER
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
UNKNOWN PROVENANCE, BELIEVED CANADIAN. FOUND BY DONOR IN OLD RIVER CHANNEL CUT IN VICINITY OF ST. MARY'S - OLDMAN RIVER JUNCTION NEAR FT. WHOOP-UP SITE. ROUNDED BASE SUGGESTS THIS WAS A SODA BOTTLE, INABILITY TO STAND, THEREFORE DISALLOWING CORK STOPPER TO DRYOUT AND SHRINK. THICKNESS OF WALLS WOULD ALSO RESIST GAS PRESSURE. REF. TIME-LIFE - THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLLECTIBLES.
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
Acquisition Date
1984-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FRAMED FLORAL DISPLAY CASE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SOFTWOOD, PINE, YARN, VELVET, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19770314000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRAMED FLORAL DISPLAY CASE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
SOFTWOOD, PINE, YARN, VELVET, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
64.8
Length
115.3
Width
64.8
Description
INSIDE OF PICTURE IS LINED WITH BLACK VELVET. YELLOW, ORANGE, RED RIBBON IS FOUND AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE PICTURE. DESIGN OF PICTURE IS A BIRD IN A NEST SURROUNDED BY A FLORAL WREATH. THE BIRD IS YELLOW. MAJOR COLORS IN WREATH ARE GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE, RED, PINK. DESIGN IS MADE OUT OF YARN OVER WIRE. THE FRAME IS HINGED AND IS HELD IN PLACE BY A CATCH.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR CLAIMS OVER 100 YEARS OLD. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19770314000
Acquisition Date
1964-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19672763000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
187.9
Width
172.1
Description
COLOURS: RED, BLACK, PURPLE, PINK, BROWN, GREEN, ORANGE, YELLOW, BEIGE, BLUE, WHITE, GREY. IN PRINTS, PLAINS, PLAIDS, STRIPES. BOUND IN BLACK. PATCHWORK PIECES ARE SILK. BACK IS COARSE GREEN COTTON. INDIVIDUAL BLOCKS ARE MADE OF PIECES, STRIPS. MACHINE SEWN PATCHWORK, STITCHED TO BACKING BY HAND. STRIPS SEWN IN GEOMETRIC PATTERNS. GENERALLY IN STAINED CONDITION. SILK IS WEARING THROUGH AND TEARING IN SEVERAL PLACES. GREEN BACKING IS DISCOLORED.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
MADE BY MRS ELIZABETH CLEMENT CORNELL OF LYNDON ONT., GREAT GRAND-MOTHER OF ELIZABETH M. BARTRAM. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0276” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT.
*UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E, CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING THIS ARTIFACT. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS MADE AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF THE AUDIT WORK.
Catalogue Number
P19672763000
Acquisition Date
1967-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
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
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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
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Other Name
SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19920058006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPECTACLES
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
ALUMINUM, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Length
11.8
Width
2.7
Description
SMALL, WIRE RIMMED SPECTACLES. GLASS LENSES IN TACT. EACH ARM IS ON A HINGE ON SIDE OF LENSES, SO THEY FOLD DOWN. TOP 1/3 OF EACH ARM IS ON ANOTHER HINGE, SO THAT ARMS FOLD UP, AND GLASSES BECOME COMPACT. AT THE END OF EACH ARM, THE METAL IS FORMED INTO A TEARDROP SHAPE; THERE IS A TEARDROP SHAPED HOLE AT THE END OF EACH ARM. ETCHED ONTO INSIDE OF ONE ARM IS "B".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ALL ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION BELONGED TO MARJ'S MOTHER'S FAMILY. HER GRANDFATHER WAS M.H. SHERLOCK. THE ITEMS PRE-DATE LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE BROUGHT AND USED BY THE FAMILY CA. MID 1800'S. MARJ HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF GLASSES' ORIGINAL OWNER, BUT CONCEEDED THAT THE SHERLOCK FAMILY WAS EXTREMELY WELL OFF (AKA DOWNTOWN SHERLOCK BLOCK). DONOR HERSELF RECALLED WEARING DONATED NIGHTSHIRT AND GLASSES TO A PARTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. ENTIRE LOT OF SHERLOCK CAME VIA DONOR'S GRANDPARENTS TO MOM TO DONOR. NORMAN MACLEOD PASSED AWAY APPROXIMATELY 1940 AND MARGARET SOME YEARS PREVIOUS. DONORS MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERS AT MUSEUM FOR MANY YEARS (CONTINUING IN YEAR 2000). *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 EYEGLASSES. WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO GIVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PAIR OF EYEGLASSES, HOWEVER, SHE DID MENTION THAT SHE AND HER SIBLINGS PLAYED WITH A SIMILAR PAIR WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN. 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
P19920058006
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IVORY, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19920058007
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
IVORY, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
2.2
Length
27.5
Width
3.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, PRESSED PAPER BOX. COVERED IN PINK PAPER; PAPER IS DETERIORATING. WRITTEN ON BOX IN SCRIPT IS "WILLIAMS [???] HIS MAJESTY'S PLACE [???]". ONE END HAS A LID THAT COMES COMPLETELY OFF. INSIDE IS A FOLDED UP PAPER AND IVORY FAN. FRAME AND HANDLE OF FAN ARE MADE OF INTRICATELY CARVED IVORY. FRAME IS COVERED WITH WHITE PAPER, WITH DIFFERENT COLOURS AND TYPES OF FLOWERS PAINTED ON ONE SIDE. THE OTHER SIDE HAS SOME FLOWERS AND THREE CIRCLES. THE TWO OUTER CIRCLES HAVE A BIRD IN THEM, THE INNER CIRCLE HAS JAPANESE STYLE BUILDINGS IN IT. TOP EDGE OF FAN IS GILDED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ALL ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION BELONGED TO MARJ'S MOTHER'S FAMILY. HER MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS M.H. SHERLOCK. THE ITEMS PRE-DATE LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE BROUGHT AND USED BY THE FAMILY CA. MID 1800'S. MARJ HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF FAN'S ORIGINAL OWNER ON MOTHER'S SIDE, BUT CONCEEDED THAT THE SHERLOCK FAMILY WAS EXTREMELY WELL OFF (AKA DOWNTOWN SHERLOCK BLOCK). ENTIRE LOT OF SHERLOCK CAME VIA DONOR'S MOM TO DONOR. DONORS MARJORIE AND JACK WELCH HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERS AT MUSEUM FOR MANY YEARS (CONTINUING IN YEAR 2000). *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 FAN. WALMSLEY WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE FAN’S ORIGINAL OWNER OR YEAR IT WAS FROM, HOWEVER, SHE THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BELONGED TO HER GRANDMOTHER, NORA EVERSON, FROM HER TRAVELS: “SHE TRAVELED A LOT. SO I’M JUST LOOKING AT THE – YOU KNOW, IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE IT’S, WITH THE PALM TREES AND WHAT-NOT [SOMETHING SHE COULD HAVE PICKED UP].” 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
P19920058007
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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
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Other Name
CHILD'S NIGHTSHIRT
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058009
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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

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