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Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19790105000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
88.0
Width
160.0
Description
MACHINE MADE, WHITE SLIGHTLY DISCOLORED. CUTWORK TEXTILE. BORDER MACHINE MADE. SEWING IS PULLING AWAY FROM CLOTH IN SOME PLACES. YELLOW STAIN IN CENTER. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SPIRAL AND FLORAL PATTERN INTERWOVEN WITH GEOMETRIC SHAPES. ONE END HAS HOLE IN IT FOLLOWING THE DIRECTION OF WEAVE. ONE CORNER DAMAGED; YELLOWING.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
MADE FOR CARDTABLE. SEE P19790103000-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY *UPDATE* THE DONATION OF BARBARA BASTEDO WAS RESEARCHED AS PART OF A 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO ATTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE ITEMS' USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE-BASED ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION OF THE GLAZIER AND STEWART FAMILIES DID NOT COME UP WITH FURTHER RESULTS. *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. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19790105000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1877
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640925000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1877
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.3
Length
20.3
Width
14.0
Description
HOLDS SIX PIPES. AN OAK BASE HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL STAND. CONSISTS OF TWO TIERS AND BASE. WALNUT STAND AND PARTS. 2ND TIER IS BURNED & CHIPPED. HOLE IN SECOND TIER WHERE BASE IS ATTACHED WITH ROD OF WOOD. BASE IS STAINED LIGHTER THAN TOP TWO TIERS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
FURNITURE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DATE IS DONOR'S INFORMATION. NOT CONFIRMED. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS PIPE STAND DONATED BY GEORGE KINDER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR AND THIS DONATION WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. INFORMATION ON THE DONOR WAS NOT FOUND.
Catalogue Number
P19640925000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1877
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER
Catalogue Number
P19651766000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1867
Date Range To
1877
Materials
WICKER
No. Pieces
3
Length
12.7
Width
10.2
Description
CONSISTS OF THREE COMPARTMENTS WHICH FIT TOGETHER. CORNERS ARE CRACKED AND HAVE HOLES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S HUSBAND ACQUIRED CASE. DATE PROVIDED BY DONOR. MARGARET MCNABB, NEE HARVIE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM GLASCOW SCOTLAND IN 1904 WITH HER FAMILY & SETTLED IN THE TURIN/IRON SPRINGS AREA TO FARM. LATER MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE & MARRIED CLIFF MCNABB ABOUT 1918. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE HARVIE FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. ROBERT AND MARGARET HARVIE LEFT SCOTLAND IN 1904 AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, DESTINED FOR LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE FAMILY CONSISTED OF TWO SONS (JOHN AND CHARLIE) AND A DAUGHTER (MARGARET). MR. HARVIE’S MINING EXPERIENCE IN HIS NATIVE SCOTLAND PROVED VALUABLE IN LETHBRIDGE AND DIAMOND CITY WHERE, HE FOUND WORK MINING COAL. IN 1907, MR. HARVIE MOVED HIS FAMILY ON TO THE PRAIRIE AFTER HE DECIDED THAT FARMING WAS HIS CALLING. HE OCCUPIED LANDS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE BEFORE SETTLING PERMANENTLY NEAR TURIN. MRS. MARGARET MCNABB WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE HARVIE FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 86 IN 1979. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE FAMILY, PLEASE REFERENCE P19651761000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS CIGAR CASE. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AS THE INTIAL RECORD STATES, THIS ARTIFACT WAS ACQUIRED BY THE DONOR'S HUSBAND CLIFFORD (CLIFF) C. MCNABB. HIS OBITUARY, FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, PROVIDED FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HIS LIFE. IT STATES: "A LETHBRIDGE NATIVE AND OLD-TIMER, CLIFFORD C. MCNABB, PASSED AWAY IN A LOCAL HOSPITALON SUNDAY (APRIL 3, 1955)... HE WAS 62. MR. MCNABB WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON FEB. 18, 1893, THE SON OF THE LATE THOMAS MCNABB, WHO BECAME MAYOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR..." HE WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN 1908 BEGAN TO WORK FOR THE AR AND I RAILROAD AND LATER FOR ITS SUCCESSORS, THE CPR. IN 1910 HE MOVED TO THE TURIN DISTRICT AND FARMED THERE FOR SOME YEARS, RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1928 TO JOIN THE STAFF OF SICKS' LETHBRIDGE BREWERY. IN 1924 HE MARRIED MARGARET (MAGGIE) HARVIE IN TURIN." FOR FULL OBITUARY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19651766000
Acquisition Date
1965-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19705622000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1870
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
4.9
Width
1.9
Description
BLACK LACQUERED WOOD WITH SILVER ORNAMENTATION ON LID.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
PURCHASED IN ENGLAND OVER 100 YEARS AGO ACCORDING TO DONOR (1970). REFER TO FILE P19694910000-GA *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS SNUFF BOX DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT IN 1970. ON 11 DECEMBER 2017, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BENNETT’S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, ALICE MAY DUHAMEL. THROUGH THIS INTERVIEW FURTHER INFORMATION WAS RECORDED ABOUT THE DONOR AND THE USERS OF A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT. ABOUT THE DONOR, DUHAMEL SAID, “WE CALLED HIM ‘POP’. THAT’S BECAUSE [ONE OF THE GRANDCHILDREN], MICHAEL, COULDN’T SAY ‘GRANDPA’, [SO] HE SAID ‘POP’. HE’S ‘POP’ TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. UP UNTIL HE WAS ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OR SO.” SHE CONTINUED, “POP WAS IN ENGLAND [WHEN] HE MARRIED HIS WIFE - [AND MY] GRANDMOTHER - ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. [SHE] CAME TO CANADA IN 1911 IN SEPTEMBER ON THE SHIP AND LANDED IN CANADA. GRANDMA BROUGHT UNCLE JACK, WHO WAS THE OLDEST, AND MY MOTHER… [MICHAEL AND ALICE] HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: JACK, EDNA MAY, FRANK JAMES, HARRY HUGH, ART – I DON’T KNOW, DORIS ALICE, AGNES MARY, AND SYDNEY EDWARD. MY MOTHER WAS EDNA.” IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS SNUFFBOX BELONGED TO DUHAMEL’S GRANDMOTHER, ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. OF THE SNUFFBOX, DUHAMEL STATED, “WELL, [MY GRANDMOTHER] HAD ALL THIS OTHER EBONY STUFF… I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MATERIAL [THE SNUFFBOX] WAS MADE FROM, BECAUSE IT APPEARED TO ME TO BE WOODEN AND I HAVE AN IVORY DRESSER SET WITH THE BRUSH, THE COMBS, [AND] THE MANICURE POLISHING [SET] FOR YOUR NAILS… [THEY ARE] BEAUTIFUL… [THE MANICURE SET AND THE SNUFFBOX] MIGHT HAVE GONE TOGETHER BECAUSE IT WAS EBONY AND THAT’S WHAT SHE HAD.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER GRANDMOTHER’S USE OF CHEWING TOBACCO IN RELATION TO THE SNUFFBOX, DUHAMEL STATED, “GRANDMA, AS FAR AS I KNOW, NEVER TOUCHED [TOBACCO]… IF SHE’D HAVE USED [THE SNUFFBOX] FOR ANYTHING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A RING OR A SPECIAL PIN OR SOMETHING, BUT [IT] WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FOR SNUFF… IT’S POSSIBLE THAT’S WHAT IT WAS, BUT THAT MIGHT NOT BE WHAT SHE USED IT FOR.” ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL J. BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE DIANE. WHEN BENNETT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE SNUFFBOX, HE EXPLAINED, “I RECOGNIZE IT. IT USED TO SIT ON MY GRANDMOTHER’S BEDROOM DRESSER. AND I WAS JUST A LITTLE GUY AT THE TIME BECAUSE I WAS ONLY BORN IN 1941. BUT, I DO REMEMBER IT SITTING THERE. I DON’T REMEMBER IT BEING USED FOR ANYTHING.” BENNETT REMEMBERED HIS GRANDPARENT’S HOUSE: “THEY HAD THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, WHICH IS NOT THE SHAUGHNESSY HOTEL THAT IS ON THE HIGHWAY, BUT SHAUGHNESSY THAT BURNT DOWN. IT WAS A HOTEL CLOSER TO THE MINE. ON THE SAME STREET, BUT IT DIDN’T HAVE ALCOHOL. IT WAS JUST A THIRTEEN-ROOM BOARDING HOUSE MORE THAN A HOTEL. IT WAS CALLED HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY AND IT WAS BUILT BY MY GRANDFATHER BEFORE I WAS BORN.” HE CONTINUED, “THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM MEDICINE HAT IN EARLY 1920’S AND [MY GRANDFATHER] WAS A STREETCAR DRIVER IN THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. HE LEFT THAT... [THEN] HE WORKED FOR BECKER LUMBER IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN PICTURE BUTTE. IN PICTURE BUTTE, HE GOT THE LUMBER AS HE WORKED AND BUILT THE HOTEL. MY GRANDMOTHER LOOKED AFTER ROOMS TO MINERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE PASSING THROUGH. AND OPERATED IT AS A BOARDING HOUSE, THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, AND THE FRONT PART WAS A GENERAL STORE…” HE CONTINUED, “THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM MEDICINE HAT IN EARLY 1920’S AND [MY GRANDFATHER] WAS A STREETCAR DRIVER IN THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. HE LEFT THAT... [THEN] HE WORKED FOR BECKER LUMBER IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN PICTURE BUTTE. IN PICTURE BUTTE, HE GOT THE LUMBER AS HE WORKED AND BUILT THE HOTEL. MY GRANDMOTHER LOOKED AFTER ROOMS TO MINERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE PASSING THROUGH. AND OPERATED IT AS A BOARDING HOUSE, THE HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY, AND THE FRONT PART WAS A GENERAL STORE…” IN A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION THE MUSEUM INITALLY POSED TO THE FAMILY ABOUT THE ARTIFACT'S DATES OF USE, MICHAEL BENNETT WROTE THAT IT WAS USED "PRIOR TO 1944." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19705622000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CURLING TONGS
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1876
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19662140000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CURLING TONGS
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1876
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
32.4
Description
WOODEN HANDLES. STEEL TONGS. "PREMIER ACIER GERMANY C 9" STAMPMARK ON HANDLE. END CHARRED, SOME CORROSION.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A SET OF CURLING TONGS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY IVAN MONTGOMERY. INITIAL DOCUMENTATION RECORDED AT THE TIME OF DONATION IN 1966 CONNECTED MONTGOMERY TO SASKATACHEWAN. A SURVEY OF ARCHIVAL RESOURCES UTILIZED THROUGHOUT THE AUDIT PROCESS WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN LOCATING FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19662140000
Acquisition Date
1966-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
KNIT BED SPREAD
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19790103000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNIT BED SPREAD
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
98
Width
93
Description
BEDSPREAD CONSISTS OF A NUMBER OF DESIGN BLOCKS KNIT TOGETHER (SOME KNITTING HAS BEEN PULLED). TASSELS 7.6 CM IN L. ON SIDES. YELLOW DISCOLORATION IN AREAS, HANDMADE. 2 PLACES ON ONE END HAVE ABOUT 1 INCH LENGTH OF TASSEL MISSING. PIECE HAS BEEN STRETCHED FROM USE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ALL ARTIFACTS WERE MADE BY DONOR'S GREAT GRANDMOTHER, ALIZ (SOMMERS) GLAZIER (EXCEPT SHOES & TABLECLOTH), WIFE OF RE. ADAM GLAZIER OF CAPE CROKER, INDIGENOUS RESERVATION IN ONTARIO (1860-70). DAUGHTER ELIZABETH JANE (GLAZIER) STEWERT MARRIED THOMAS ADAM STEWART IN ONTARIO. MOVED & SETTLED IN PARKLAND, ALBERTA IN 1909 BRING HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. ARTIFACTS PASSED FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER (DONOR), BARBARA (STEWART) BASTEDO. *UPDATE* THE DONATION OF BARBARA BASTEDO WAS RESEARCHED AS PART OF A 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO ATTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE ITEMS' USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE-BASED ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION OF THE GLAZIER AND STEWART FAMILIES DID NOT COME UP WITH FURTHER RESULTS. *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. *UPDATE* IN 2022, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT NICOLE WILKINSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF AUDITED ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING P19790103000. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR AND THIS DONATION LEAD TO THE DISCOVERY OF ARCHIVAL RECORDS. THESE RECORDS INDICATE THE PROPER SPELLING OF ALIZ SOMMERS TO BE ELIZA SOMERS, AND THOMAS ADAM STEWART TO ACTUALLY BE THOMAS ANDREW STEWART. UNFORTUNATELY FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY COULD NOT BE FOUND. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND ARCHIVAL RECORDS.
Catalogue Number
P19790103000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
EMBROIDERED WALL HANGINGS
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19790106000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EMBROIDERED WALL HANGINGS
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
92
Width
71
Description
.1 PICTURE OF A CHILD SLEEPING IN A BED, THE SUN IS RISING IN THE WINDOW. PRINTING "GOOD MORNING". THREAD IS REDDISH PINK. 2 FOLDS ON TOP & BOTTOM PIECE OF SHOELACE AT TOP FOR HANGING. WHITE & RED TATTED BORDER. FLOWER CORNER PIECES. 15.9 CM TEAR HAS BEEN HAND STITCHED TOGETHER. TATTED BORDER IS RIPPED & SEPARATING FROM LINEN. BEIGE BACKGROUND. .2 SAME STYLE AS .1. PICTURE OF CHILD SLEEPING, BIRDS FLYING AROUND THE CHILD. READS "GOOD NIGHT". CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
REFER TO P19790103000-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* THE DONATION OF BARBARA BASTEDO WAS RESEARCHED AS PART OF A 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO ATTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE ITEMS' USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. LETHBRIDGE-BASED ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO LOCATE FURTHER INFORMATION OF THE GLAZIER AND STEWART FAMILIES DID NOT COME UP WITH FURTHER RESULTS. *UPDATE* IN 2021 TWO COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS, RYLEY GELINAS AND O. E., CONDUCTED AN AUDIT OF THE ROLLED TEXTILE COLLECTION, INCLUDING OTHER ARTIFACTS IN THIS COLLECTION. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS MADE AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF THE AUDIT WORK. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19790106000
Acquisition Date
1978-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SET
Date Range From
1856
Date Range To
1866
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19860022000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET
Date Range From
1856
Date Range To
1866
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 BLOUSE. LTH: 89 CM. SILK. YELLOW. SIZE: SMALL. LEMON YELLOW SILK WEAVE, STAND-UP COLLAR, 14 BODICE TUCKS IN FRONT, 3 FULL LENGTH TUCKS ON BOTH BACK SECTIONS. SLEEVE IS GATHERED AT CAP AND ELBOW, WHICH IS BANDED. 9 SMALL HOOKS ON RIGHT BACK, 1 METAL EYE, 8 THREAD EYES ON LEFT BACK. LEFT ARMHOLE RIPPED. .2 SKIRT. SILK. YELLOW. WAIST: 56 CM. LTH: 91.5 CM.1.5 CM WTH. WAISTBAND, OPENING CLOSES WITH 3 HOOK AND EYES, 1 HOOK MISSING 3 SMALL TUCKS (.4CM) ENCIRCLE SKIRT APPROXIMATELY 1/2 WAY DOWN. 5 TUCKS(2.5 CM WTH) ENCIRCLE SKIRT AT BOTTOM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR ESTIMATES DRESS TO BE 120 - 130 YEARS OLD. THIS TYPE OF SILK WEAVE IS NO LONGER MARKETED. THIS DRESS HAD BELONGED TO MRS. CAMPBELL, ONE OF LETHBRIDGE'S EARLY PIANO PLAYERS, AND WAS WORN FOR RECITALS AND OTHER FORMAL EVENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS ARTIFACT. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR AND THIS DONATION WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19860022000
Acquisition Date
1985-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
P19860029001-002-GA, P19860022000-0028000-GA, SKIRT AND APRON (SET) P19860034000-0036000-GA
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1860
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19860029000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19860029001-002-GA, P19860022000-0028000-GA, SKIRT AND APRON (SET) P19860034000-0036000-GA
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1860
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 SKIRT. 100.5(L) X 36(W - WAIST) COTTON, LINEN. CREAM, RUST, MAUVE, BLUE, GOLD, BLACK. SIZE: MEDIUM. HAND SPUN AND WOVEN PLEATED SKIRT, PLEATS SEWN DOWN TO HIP LINE. BLACK WAISTBAND, BUTTONS ON LEFT SIDE WITH 1 BUTTON. GEOMETRIC DESIGNS RUN HORIZONTALLY AROUND SKIRT. BASIC COLOUR IS CREAM. .2 APRON. 72(L - W/O TIES) X 62(W- BOTTOM HEM) COTTON, WOOL. BURGUNDY, GREY, BLUE, WHITE, GREEN, RED AND YELLOW. HAND WOVEN, BURGUNDY BACKGROUND, 5 BLUE AND WHITE VERTICAL STRIPES. 5 VERTICAL ROWS OF WOOL EMBROIDERED FLOWERS, RED/WHITE, RED/YELLOW, GREEN LEAVES AND STEMS. ATTACHED TO GREY WAISTBAND WHICH BUTTON ON LEFT SIDE WITH AN AQUA BUTTON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE DONOR ESTIMATES THE COSTUME TO BE 150 YEARS OLD, IT WAS MADE BY HER ANCESTRAL MATERNAL GREAT-GRANDMOTHER (6 GENERATIONS BACK). THE COSTUME IS ENTIRELY HANDMADE AND EXEMPLIFIES FINE FOLK ART. THE ORNATELY DECORATED APRON IS CONSIDERED THE "HEART" OF LITHUANIA COSTUMES.
Catalogue Number
P19860029000
Acquisition Date
1985-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FOB CHAIN, SEAL & MATCHSAFE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PEWTER, GOLD, AMBER AGATE
Catalogue Number
P19860015000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FOB CHAIN, SEAL & MATCHSAFE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Materials
PEWTER, GOLD, AMBER AGATE
No. Pieces
3
Description
.1 MATCHSAFE. 5.8 CM HT. X 3.2 CM WTH. PEWTER. HINGED LID WITH RING ON TOP TO WHICH FOB CHAIN IS ATTACHED, MATCH STRIKER ON BOTTOM. KNURLED FRONT AND BACK, SMOOTH FINISHED 1.5 CM CIRCLE ON FRONT. .2 SEAL. 4.2 CM HT. X 2.5 CM DIA. (WTH) X 3.1 CM DIA. (LTH). GOLD, AMBER AGATE. OVAL BASE MOUNTED ON GOLD FLUTED STEM, AMBER AGATE IN OVAL BASE, INLAID IS A UNICORN HEAD FORMING THE CREST, ON SHIELD ARE SIX FLEUR DE LIS WITH A CRESCENT IN CENTRE. .3 CHAIN. 44 CM LTH.GOLD? 4 CHAINS ATTACHED AT EACH END TO RINGS TO WHICH ARE ATTACHED SWIVEL HOOKS ONE END HOOKED ONTO MATCHSAFE, OTHER END TO SEAL.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MR. THOMAS PERRY WAS THE GODSON AND NEPHEW OF MRS. WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE & INHERITED THESE ARTICLES. DONOR BELIEVES HER FATHER WORE THESE ITEMS UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1957. MR. PERRY KEPT THE MATCHSAFE ON THE WATCH CHAIN SO THAT IT WOULD BE HANDY TO LIGHT HIS PIPE. IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM TAVISTOCK, DEVON, ENGLAND (HOMETOWN OF WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE) IN 1897, HE MARRIED ANNIE MAY GIBSON IN 1911. THEY HOMESTEADED NORTH OF CALGARY. DONOR WAS BORN IN 1912. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS INCLUDING OBJECTS WITH RELATED LOCATION CODES, WHICH INCLUDED THIS FOB. DURING THE RESEARCH, FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOB WAS FOUND IN THE PERMANENT FILES. ONE DOCUMENT STATES MR. THOMAS PERRY, THE DONOR'S FATHER, "HAD RECEIVED THE SEAL (THE FOB WITH THE LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SEAL) AFTER MARGARET LETHBRIDGE'S DEATH, AT SOME TIME PRIOR TO 1935... MRS. LETHRBIDGE WAS THOMAS PERRY'S MOTHER'S SISTER, AND HIS GODMOTHER." A BRIEF FAMILY HISTORY SUBMITTED BY KERFOOT AT THE TIME OF THE ARTIFACT'S DONATION IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PERMANENT FILE. THIS DOCUMENT EXPLAINS THAT THE DONOR'S FATHER EMIGRATED TO CANADA AROUND 1897 AT THE AGE OF 21 WHERE HE BEGAN FARMING NORTH OF CALGARY. THIS DOCUMENT ALSO STATES THE DONOR'S MOTHER, ANNIE MAY GIBSON, "TRAINED AS A NURSE AT THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1905-1907, GRADUATING AS A REGISTERED NURSE IN 1907. SHE WORKED AS HEAD NIGHT NURSE AT THE GENERAL FOR A TIME, AND LATER WORKED AT A TB SANATARIUM IN CALIFORNIA... BEFORE HER MARRIAGE." THE FAMILY HISTORY ALSO STATES THAT THE DONOR, JESSIE KERFOOT, WAS BORN IN 1912 AND ATTENDED ST. HILDA'S IN CALGARY FROM 1920-1929. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19860014000-GA FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860015000
Acquisition Date
1985-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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