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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
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, IRON, BRASS WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19672824000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, IRON, BRASS WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.9
Width
5.1
Diameter
1.3
Description
WOODEN HANDLES CHARRED. IRON CLAMP-TYPE TONG. "DUKE" STAMPED ON TONG. BRASS WIRE WRAPPED AROUND ONE HANDLE, AS MEANS OF REPAIR. END OF IRON CHARRED.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. NOTE WRITTEN ON GIFT AGREEMENT (DATED 23 AUGUST 1967) STATES, "THE CURLING TONGS WERE [MRS. JOHN CASSIDY'S] AS WELL. THESE ITEMS (DOLL AND CURLING IRON) ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE COALDALE ROOM AND MARKED MRS. JOHN CASSIDY CHIN." *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTION AUDIT, WHICH INCLUDED THIS CURLING IRON. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS UNCOVERED.
Catalogue Number
P19672824000
Acquisition Date
1967-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672996000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IVORY, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
5.5
Width
5.1
Description
3 TOOLS FOLD INTO HANDLE. ONE IS A NAIL FILE, OTHERS ARE CUTICLE STICKS. SET IS VERY WORN AND SHOWS SOME STAINING.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR STATES TOOLS ARE NAIL FILE, TOOTH PICK, EAR WAX REMOVER *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY M.J. BENNETT. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND RECORDS FROM THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. MICHAEL JOHN BENNETT WAS BORN IN 1881 IN WHITNEY, ENGLAND AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO CANADA IN 1910 WITH HIS WIFE, ALICE MAY BENNETT (NEE EDWARDS). THEY WERE LIVING IN MEDICINE HAT WHERE BENNETT WORKED AS A CARPENTER WHEN HE ENLISTED WITH THE 175TH BATTALION CEF ON JANUARY 26, 1916. BENNETT SURVIVED THE WAR AND HE AND ALICE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED IN SHAUNESSEY AND LETHBRIDGE AND BENNETT WORKED AS A STREETCAR DRIVER, CARPENTER AND HOTEL OPERATOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB AND LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. BENNETT DIED IN 1982. M.J. BENNETT'S GRANDSON, TREVOR BENNETT, PROVIDED SOME FURTHER FAMILY HISTORY IN 2002 (SEE P20020071009). SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672995000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF BENNETT'S ATTESTATION PAPERS AND GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A SNUFFBOX 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 MANICURE SET BELONGED TO DUHAMEL’S GRANDMOTHER, ALICE MAY EDWARDS BENNETT. IN THE INTERVIEW, DUHAMEL EXPLAINED, “THIS IS A SMALL MANICURE SET… I WOULD ASSUME THAT IT’S IVORY, BUT I DON’T REMEMBER THIS AT ALL. ‘CAUSE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ON HER DRESSER AND THAT WAS [A] FORBIDDEN [AREA TO THE GRANDCHILDREN].” WHEN ASKED IF DUHAMEL RECALLED ANY MEMORIES OF HER GRANDMOTHER USING A MANICURE SET, SHE REPLIED, “WELL HOW DO YOU HAVE TIME [TO DO] THAT WHEN YOU GOT A BIG HOUSE TO LOOK AFTER? BUT, I CAN REMEMBER [HER SITTING] IN THE CHAIR AND I WAS ON A LITTLE STOOL, AND SHE’D BRUSH MY HAIR EVERY DAY.” THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM ENGLAND IN 1911, FIRST MOVING TO MEDICINE HAT. DUHAMEL SAYS, “THEY EVENTUALLY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND I THINK THEY LIVED BEHIND MCGAVIN’S, NOW THAT’S JUST A GUESS… WHEN POP WAS IN LETHBRIDGE, HE ACTUALLY RAN THE STREETCARS. … [BUT] BECAUSE THE COAL MINES WERE IN SHAUGHNESSY, MY GRANDFATHER DECIDED TO BUILD A BOARDING HOUSE IN SHAUGHNESSY [IN 1928]. HE CALLED IT ‘HOTEL SHAUGHNESSY’. IT HAD TEN BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS WITH A SITTING ROOM IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE FIRE… IT WAS A LARGE BUILDING; TEN BEDROOMS AND THEY WERE ALL LARGE BEDROOMS." ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER GRANDCHILD OF MICHAEL AND ALICE BENNETT, MIKE BENNETT, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE. OF THIS ARTIFACT, BENNETT RECALLED, “THIS MANICURE SET I REMEMBER FROM MY GRANDMOTHER’S DRESSER. IT WAS ALWAYS EITHER ON THE DRESSER OR ON HER SIDE TABLE. AND I’D NEVER NOTICED HER GROOMING WITH IT, BUT I DO REMEMBER SEEING IT THERE ALL THE TIME. IT’S SORT OF LIKE A PLASTIC BONE MATERIAL. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT REALLY IS. YOU NEVER TOUCHED GRANDMA’S STUFF IF YOU WENT IN HER ROOM. YOU DIDN’T GET IN THERE VERY OFTEN. I WAS MORE ALLOWED IN HER KITCHEN, BUT IT WAS JUST OFF HER KITCHEN… WHEN YOU GO [INTO GRANDMA’S BEDROOM], YOU’RE ALWAYS CURIOUS WITH LITTLE EYES, LOOKING AROUND AT EVERYTHING THAT WAS THERE. AND WHEN WE USED TO STAY OVER, THERE WAS A BEDROOM RIGHT BESIDE HERS THAT I USED TO STAY IN. BECAUSE WHEN I WAS BORN, WE LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR. AND I STILL HAVE THE DRESSER IN MY HOUSE THAT THAT USED TO SIT ON… IT STILL HAS THE EATON’S STICKER ON THE BACK AND THE ADDRESS WHERE IT WAS DELIVERED TO WHEN THEY LIVED HERE IN LETHBRIDGE.” BENNETT SAID, “SHE WAS VERY HARD-WORKING LADY,” ABOUT HIS GRANDMOTHER. HE CONTINUED, “I DON’T REMEMBER HER EVER SITTING DOWN JUST [TO] GROOM HER NAILS. SHE WAS UP BY THE TIME I GOT UP. SHE WAS ALL DRESSED AND ALWAYS PROPERLY DRESSED.” IN A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION THE MUSEUM INITALLY POSED TO THE FAMILY ABOUT THE ARTIFACT'S DATES OF USE, MICHAEL BENNETT WROTE: "SEEN IN THE 1940'S (i WAS BORN [IN] 1941)." PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19705622000 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BENNETT FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672996000
Acquisition Date
1968-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19738739000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.7
Diameter
1.3
Description
WOODEN HANDLE, CLAMP-TYPE CURLING TONG. TINY PLASTIC RING ON HANDLE TO DAMPEN HEAT. WOODEN HANDLE PAINTED BLACK; END QUITE CHARRED AND SLIGHTLY CORRODED.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HEATED ON STOVE. REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. *UPDATE* THIS ARTIFACT WAS REVIEWED AS PART OF A 2018 COLLECTIONS SURVEY CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. RECORDS OF THE DONOR, MRS. D. MCGREGOR, COULD NOT BE DETERMINED IN REFERENCE TO THE ARCHIVAL RESOURCES UTILIZED DURING THE SURVEY RESEARCH (LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVES, REGIONAL GRAVESITE DATABASES, GALT ARCHIVES, HENDERSON DIRECTORIES, ETC.).
Catalogue Number
P19738739000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
MARBLE, NICKEL PLATE, WOOD, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19651425000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Materials
MARBLE, NICKEL PLATE, WOOD, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
89.5
Diameter
82.5
Description
8 RIBS. SILK COVERING (BEIGE). MARBLE BALL AND NICKEL PLATE HANDLE DECORA-TION. WOODEN HANDLE (CRANE). PEARL BUTTON CLASP.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
AMERICAN. 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 UPDATE: ON 14 AUGUST 2012, TECH KEVIN MACLEAN VISITED THE HOME OF MRS. MIRIAM SMITH (NEE CRIGHTON) TO PROGRESS HER INTENT TO OFFER A CHILDHOOD BABY CARRIAGE TO THE MUSEUM. SMITH IS THE DAUGHTER OF MRS. “RENE” CHRISTIANA CRIGHTON (D. 2004) WHO WAS THE DAUGHTER OF LATE 1890S LETHBRIDGE-REGION PIONEER FAMILY CHARLES AND MARGARET VAN HORNE. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARLES VAN HORNE SUPPLIED WATER AND ICE FOR MANY YEARS TO THE INHABITANTS OF LETHBRIDGE. THREE (3) MUSEUM DONATIONS WERE MADE BY CHRISTIANA “RENE” CRIGHTON ON BEHALF OF THE VAN HORNE FAMILY IN THE 1960S. LATER CRIGHTON MADE A FURTHER THREE (3) PERSONAL DONATIONS. IN 2012, MIRIAM SMITH WAS ASKED ABOUT HOW VAN HORNE AND CRIGHTON FAMILY HEIRLOOMS SURVIVED TO BE DONATED TO WHICH SHE REPLIED, “MY MOTHER (CRIGHTON) WAS A GREAT ONE FOR OLD THINGS … OLD THINGS WERE VERY IMPORTANT TO HER.” THE 2012 DOLL CARRIAGE OFFER (UNACCEPTED), FOR EXAMPLE, SURVIVED BECAUSE, “IF SHE (CRIGHTON) HADN’T PUT IT AWAY, I PROBABLY WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD IT … IT WAS HER THAT PUT IT AWAY, AND THEN I INHERITED IT AGAIN.” ACCORDING TO SMITH, THE VAN HORNES (GRANDPARENTS) LIVED ON THE CORNER OF 5TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET. SHE RECALLED A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AS BEING LOCATED “RIGHT NEXT TO THE OLD VAN HORNE HOUSE” GROWING UP, SAYING, “IT WAS “A BIG, BRICK HOUSE … AND THAT’S WHERE THEY LIVED”. SHE CALLED THEM MOTHER VAN HORNE AND DADDY VAN HORNE HER GRANDPARENTS “LETHBRIDGE ICE HOUSE” WAS WHERE THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING IS, ACROSS FROM THE HUDSON’S BAY. AS KIDS, SHE REMEMBERED GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER WHEN THEY WERE CUTTING ICE. “I REMEMBER US SKATING ON THE OLDMAN RIVER WHEN THEY WERE PUTTING UP ICE” SHE SAID, “WE JUST ALWAYS HAD LOTS OF FUN AS KIDS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VAN HORNE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE THE ELECTRONIC AND PERMANENT FILES OF DONATIONS P19672878000 AND P19651981000. REFERENCED FILES INCLUDE A TRANSCRIPTION OF AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE VAN HORNE’S GRANDDAUGHTER MIRIAM SMITH IN 2012. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ARTIFACTS IN RELATED LOCATIONS, INCLUDING TWO UMBRELLAS DONATED BY RENE CRIGHTON (NEE VAN HORNE) IN 1965. AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY PUNDYK AT THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES ON NOVEMBER 15, 2017 WITH CRIGHTON’S SURVIVING CHILDREN, MIRIAM SMITH AND BOB CRIGHTON. THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: OF THE UMBRELLAS, SMITH EXPLAINED, “MY RECOLLECTION OF THE PARASOLS OR UMBRELLAS - THAT THEY WERE PROBABLY GIVEN TO MY MOM BY A LADY BY THE NAME OF JESSIE CONN. SHE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE AND HER FAMILY WERE OLD FRIENDS WITH MY MOTHER’S FAMILY WHICH WAS THE VAN HORNE FAMILY. AND THEY LIVED, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, IN A BIG HOUSE RIGHT ON THE CORNER OF 6TH STREET AND - 6TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET WHERE I THINK IT’S CALLED THE LACIDEM BUILDING IS NOW… [SHE GAVE THEM TO MY MOTHER] BECAUSE THEY WERE GOOD FRIENDS AND JESSIE WAS A LADY THAT HAD NEVER MARRIED AND THEY HAD - SHE HAD NO FAMILY… SHE WAS A SINGLE LADY AND HER PARENTS WERE BOTH GONE. … AND I REMEMBER MY MOTHER SAYING [OF THE UMBRELLAS], ‘I JUST CAN’T THROW THEM OUT AND I’M GOING TO GIVE THEM TO THE MUSEUM.’” BOTH MIRIAM AND BOB RECALL CONN LIVING ON 5TH A AVENUE DURING HER TIME AS A TEACHER. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH STATES THAT MISS JESSIE PRISCILLA CONN (ALSO KNOWN AS JESSIE PERCILLA) WAS BORN IN ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA. HER FATHER, DAVID CONN, GREW UP IN WESTVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA BEFORE MOVING WEST TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. JESSIE SETTLED IN THE CITY IN 1902. JESSIE’S MOTHER’S NAME IS UNKNOWN, BUT DAVID CONN’S OBITUARY STATED THAT SHE HAD PREDECEASED HIM BY ROUGHLY FORTY YEARS. DAVID CONN WAS EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE AS A CITY ENGINEER. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS ON 16 OCTOBER 1931. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, JESSIE WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED TRAINING TO BECOME A TEACHER IN CALGARY. SHE WORKED AS A TEACHER AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FOR 20 YEARS, BEGINNING IN 1924 AND RETIRING IN 1946. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 65 YEARS. IN THE INTERVIEW, SMITH RESPONDED TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER HER MOTHER USED THE PARASOLS GIVEN TO HER BY MISS CONN: “NO. SHE JUST REALLY LIKED OLD THINGS AND TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING THAT SHE TREASURED, EH? AND SHE TREASURED A LOT.” “[THE UMBRELLAS WERE STORED IN] OUR BASEMENT AT HOME, [WHICH] USED TO BE A STAIRWAY TO GET IN AND SHE HAD IT CLOSED OFF WHEN SHE HAD AN ADDITION DONE AND IT WAS KIND OF LIKE HER STORAGE ROOM AND MY MOTHER STORED ALL KINDS OF THINGS IN [THERE].” ACCORDING TO SMITH, THE CRIGHTON FAMILY GREW UP KNOWING THE CONN FAMILY QUITE WELL WITH HER GRANDPARENTS AND JESSIE CONN’S PARENTS BECOMING FRIENDS WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE. SMITH EXPLAINED, “IN FACT, MY ONE UNCLE, CONN VAN HORNE, WAS NAMED AFTER HER DAD. HIS NAME WAS CONN - DAVID CONN VAN HORNE… [AND] I HAVE A LOCKET [MISS CONN] GAVE TO ME WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN…” TALKING ABOUT THE USE OF UMBRELLAS AND PARASOLS SUCH AS THE ONES DONATED BY MRS. CRIGHTON, SMITH SAID, “AND WE ALWAYS USED TO HAVE ONE ESPECIALLY IF IT WAS REALLY SUNNY AND WE WERE OUT IN THE SUN AND IF IT WAS RAINING, WHATEVER.” WHEN ASKED IF THE PARASOLS WERE THE FASHION, SMITH ANSWERED, “WELL I DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS FASHIONABLE OR NOT, BUT YOU USED TO SEE LADIES WALK DOWNTOWN IF IT WAS IN THE HOT SUMMER WITH AN UMBRELLA… WELL YEARS BACK YOU USED TO NEVER GO DOWNTOWN UNLESS YOU WERE ALL DRESSED UP. I USED TO WOULD NEVER GO OUT UNLESS I HAD A DRESS AND HAT AND GLOVES AND EVERYTHING TODAY YOU GO. I DON’T EVEN HAVE A DRESS ANYMORE. I JUST WEAR BLUE JEANS.” THE VAN HORNE FAMILY WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE CITY FOR CHARLES VAN HORNE’S BUSINESSES; THE LETHBRIDGE CARTAGE COMPANY, WHICH HE OWNED WITH WILLIAM “DELL” MCADOO AND BILL MORRIS, AND THEN AN ICE HOUSE HE OPERATED IN LETHBRIDGE, WHICH STORED AND DELIVERED ICE TO THE CITY’S RESIDENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VAN HORNE FAMILY, PLEASE REFER TO THE 1985 ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW WITH RENE CRIGHTON HOUSED IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (P19871115000). INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THREE ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS WITH THE FAMILY (1985, 2012, AND 2017) AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH REVEALS JAMES ANDERSON “JIMMY” CRIGHTON (ALSO SPELLED AS CREIGHTON IN SOME RECORDS) WAS A BUTCHER WHO CAME TO LETHBRIDGE WITH HIS FAMILY FROM SCOTLAND IN 1920. CRIGHTON’S FATHER, GEORGE CREIGHTON, OPENED CREIGHTON’S MEAT MARKET IN 1920. AFTER OPENING HIS OWN MEAT MARKET IN LETHBRIDGE, JIMMY CRIGHTON BOUGHT HIS FATHER’S MARKET IN 1938 AND RENAMED IT ALBERTA MEAT MARKET. HE WORKED THERE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1965. AT THAT TIME, HIS THREE SONS PURCHASED THE BUSINESS. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, CRIGHTON MARRIED RENE VAN HORNE ON MARCH 4, 1940. THE COUPLE HAD FOUR CHILDREN: MIRIAM SMITH, BILL, RONALD, AND BOB. JIMMY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 80 YEARS ON 5 FEBRUARY 1986. RENE PASSED AWAY AT 99 YEARS OF AGE ON 17 DECEMBER 2004. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FULL TRANSCRIPTION FOR THE 2017 INTERVIEW AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. PLEASE SEE FILE P19651981000 FOR THE FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE 2012 INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19651425000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, WOOD, STEEL, NICKEL PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19651426000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Materials
SILK, WOOD, STEEL, NICKEL PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Length
63.5
Diameter
48.3
Description
PRINTED SILK UMBRELLA IN BEIGE AND ORANGE. 8 RIBS. WOODEN HOOKED HANDLE. DECORATION TOP MISSING. HOLES IN SILK - ONE LARGE TEAR APP. 6". BLUE STAINS AROUND BOTTOM EDGE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
AMERICAN. 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 UPDATE: ON 14 AUGUST 2012, TECH KEVIN MACLEAN VISITED THE HOME OF MRS. MIRIAM SMITH (NEE CRIGHTON) TO PROGRESS HER INTENT TO OFFER A CHILDHOOD BABY CARRIAGE TO THE MUSEUM. SMITH IS THE DAUGHTER OF MRS. “RENE” CHRISTIANA CRIGHTON (D. 2004) WHO WAS THE DAUGHTER OF LATE 1890S LETHBRIDGE-REGION PIONEER FAMILY CHARLES AND MARGARET VAN HORNE. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARLES VAN HORNE SUPPLIED WATER AND ICE FOR MANY YEARS TO THE INHABITANTS OF LETHBRIDGE. THREE (3) MUSEUM DONATIONS WERE MADE BY CHRISTIANA “RENE” CRIGHTON ON BEHALF OF THE VAN HORNE FAMILY IN THE 1960S. LATER CRIGHTON MADE A FURTHER THREE (3) PERSONAL DONATIONS. IN 2012, MIRIAM SMITH WAS ASKED ABOUT HOW VAN HORNE AND CRIGHTON FAMILY HEIRLOOMS SURVIVED TO BE DONATED TO WHICH SHE REPLIED, “MY MOTHER (CRIGHTON) WAS A GREAT ONE FOR OLD THINGS … OLD THINGS WERE VERY IMPORTANT TO HER.” THE 2012 DOLL CARRIAGE OFFER (UNACCEPTED), FOR EXAMPLE, SURVIVED BECAUSE, “IF SHE (CRIGHTON) HADN’T PUT IT AWAY, I PROBABLY WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD IT … IT WAS HER THAT PUT IT AWAY, AND THEN I INHERITED IT AGAIN.” ACCORDING TO SMITH, THE VAN HORNES (GRANDPARENTS) LIVED ON THE CORNER OF 5TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET. SHE RECALLED A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AS BEING LOCATED “RIGHT NEXT TO THE OLD VAN HORNE HOUSE” GROWING UP, SAYING, “IT WAS “A BIG, BRICK HOUSE … AND THAT’S WHERE THEY LIVED”. SHE CALLED THEM MOTHER VAN HORNE AND DADDY VAN HORNE HER GRANDPARENTS “LETHBRIDGE ICE HOUSE” WAS WHERE THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING IS, ACROSS FROM THE HUDSON’S BAY. AS KIDS, SHE REMEMBERED GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER WHEN THEY WERE CUTTING ICE. “I REMEMBER US SKATING ON THE OLDMAN RIVER WHEN THEY WERE PUTTING UP ICE” SHE SAID, “WE JUST ALWAYS HAD LOTS OF FUN AS KIDS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VAN HORNE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE THE ELECTRONIC AND PERMANENT FILES OF DONATIONS P19672878000 AND P19651981000. REFERENCED FILES INCLUDE A TRANSCRIPTION OF AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE VAN HORNE’S GRANDDAUGHTER MIRIAM SMITH IN 2012. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ARTIFACTS IN RELATED LOCATIONS, INCLUDING TWO UMBRELLAS DONATED BY RENE CRIGHTON (NEE VAN HORNE) IN 1965. AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY PUNDYK AT THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES ON NOVEMBER 15, 2017 WITH CRIGHTON’S SURVIVING CHILDREN, MIRIAM SMITH AND BOB CRIGHTON. THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: OF THE UMBRELLAS, SMITH EXPLAINED, “MY RECOLLECTION OF THE PARASOLS OR UMBRELLAS - THAT THEY WERE PROBABLY GIVEN TO MY MOM BY A LADY BY THE NAME OF JESSIE CONN. SHE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE AND HER FAMILY WERE OLD FRIENDS WITH MY MOTHER’S FAMILY WHICH WAS THE VAN HORNE FAMILY. AND THEY LIVED, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, IN A BIG HOUSE RIGHT ON THE CORNER OF 6TH STREET AND - 6TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET WHERE I THINK IT’S CALLED THE LACIDEM BUILDING IS NOW… [SHE GAVE THEM TO MY MOTHER] BECAUSE THEY WERE GOOD FRIENDS AND JESSIE WAS A LADY THAT HAD NEVER MARRIED AND THEY HAD - SHE HAD NO FAMILY… SHE WAS A SINGLE LADY AND HER PARENTS WERE BOTH GONE. … AND I REMEMBER MY MOTHER SAYING [OF THE UMBRELLAS], ‘I JUST CAN’T THROW THEM OUT AND I’M GOING TO GIVE THEM TO THE MUSEUM.’” BOTH MIRIAM AND BOB RECALL CONN LIVING ON 5TH A AVENUE DURING HER TIME AS A TEACHER. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH STATES THAT MISS JESSIE PRISCILLA CONN (ALSO KNOWN AS JESSIE PERCILLA) WAS BORN IN ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA. HER FATHER, DAVID CONN, GREW UP IN WESTVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA BEFORE MOVING WEST TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. JESSIE SETTLED IN THE CITY IN 1902. JESSIE’S MOTHER’S NAME IS UNKNOWN, BUT DAVID CONN’S OBITUARY STATED THAT SHE HAD PREDECEASED HIM BY ROUGHLY FORTY YEARS. DAVID CONN WAS EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE AS A CITY ENGINEER. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS ON 16 OCTOBER 1931. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, JESSIE WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED TRAINING TO BECOME A TEACHER IN CALGARY. SHE WORKED AS A TEACHER AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FOR 20 YEARS, BEGINNING IN 1924 AND RETIRING IN 1946. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 65 YEARS. IN THE INTERVIEW, SMITH RESPONDED TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER HER MOTHER USED THE PARASOLS GIVEN TO HER BY MISS CONN: “NO. SHE JUST REALLY LIKED OLD THINGS AND TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING THAT SHE TREASURED, EH? AND SHE TREASURED A LOT.” “[THE UMBRELLAS WERE STORED IN] OUR BASEMENT AT HOME, [WHICH] USED TO BE A STAIRWAY TO GET IN AND SHE HAD IT CLOSED OFF WHEN SHE HAD AN ADDITION DONE AND IT WAS KIND OF LIKE HER STORAGE ROOM AND MY MOTHER STORED ALL KINDS OF THINGS IN [THERE].” ACCORDING TO SMITH, THE CRIGHTON FAMILY GREW UP KNOWING THE CONN FAMILY QUITE WELL WITH HER GRANDPARENTS AND JESSIE CONN’S PARENTS BECOMING FRIENDS WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE. SMITH EXPLAINED, “IN FACT, MY ONE UNCLE, CONN VAN HORNE, WAS NAMED AFTER HER DAD. HIS NAME WAS CONN - DAVID CONN VAN HORNE… [AND] I HAVE A LOCKET [MISS CONN] GAVE TO ME WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN…” TALKING ABOUT THE USE OF UMBRELLAS AND PARASOLS SUCH AS THE ONES DONATED BY MRS. CRIGHTON, SMITH SAID, “AND WE ALWAYS USED TO HAVE ONE ESPECIALLY IF IT WAS REALLY SUNNY AND WE WERE OUT IN THE SUN AND IF IT WAS RAINING, WHATEVER.” WHEN ASKED IF THE PARASOLS WERE THE FASHION, SMITH ANSWERED, “WELL I DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS FASHIONABLE OR NOT, BUT YOU USED TO SEE LADIES WALK DOWNTOWN IF IT WAS IN THE HOT SUMMER WITH AN UMBRELLA… WELL YEARS BACK YOU USED TO NEVER GO DOWNTOWN UNLESS YOU WERE ALL DRESSED UP. I USED TO WOULD NEVER GO OUT UNLESS I HAD A DRESS AND HAT AND GLOVES AND EVERYTHING TODAY YOU GO. I DON’T EVEN HAVE A DRESS ANYMORE. I JUST WEAR BLUE JEANS.” THE VAN HORNE FAMILY WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE CITY FOR CHARLES VAN HORNE’S BUSINESSES; THE LETHBRIDGE CARTAGE COMPANY, WHICH HE OWNED WITH WILLIAM “DELL” MCADOO AND BILL MORRIS, AND THEN AN ICE HOUSE HE OPERATED IN LETHBRIDGE, WHICH STORED AND DELIVERED ICE TO THE CITY’S RESIDENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VAN HORNE FAMILY, PLEASE REFER TO THE 1985 ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW WITH RENE CRIGHTON HOUSED IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (P19871115000). INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THREE ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS WITH THE FAMILY (1985, 2012, AND 2017) AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH REVEALS JAMES ANDERSON “JIMMY” CRIGHTON (ALSO SPELLED AS CREIGHTON IN SOME RECORDS) WAS A BUTCHER WHO CAME TO LETHBRIDGE WITH HIS FAMILY FROM SCOTLAND IN 1920. CRIGHTON’S FATHER, GEORGE CREIGHTON, OPENED CREIGHTON’S MEAT MARKET IN 1920. AFTER OPENING HIS OWN MEAT MARKET IN LETHBRIDGE, JIMMY CRIGHTON BOUGHT HIS FATHER’S MARKET IN 1938 AND RENAMED IT ALBERTA MEAT MARKET. HE WORKED THERE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1965. AT THAT TIME, HIS THREE SONS PURCHASED THE BUSINESS. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, CRIGHTON MARRIED RENE VAN HORNE ON MARCH 4, 1940. THE COUPLE HAD FOUR CHILDREN: MIRIAM SMITH, BILL, RONALD, AND BOB. JIMMY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 80 YEARS ON 5 FEBRUARY 1986. RENE PASSED AWAY AT 99 YEARS OF AGE ON 17 DECEMBER 2004. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P19651425000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FULL TRANSCRIPTION FOR THE 2017 INTERVIEW AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. PLEASE SEE FILE P19651981000 FOR THE FULL TRANSCRIPTION OF THE 2012 INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19651426000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
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
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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
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