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Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20090016004
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
CHALCEDONY, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Diameter
5.4
Description
BRACELET, CHILD’S (?). COTTON THREAD, WITH CHALCEDONY BEADS. SEVERAL SMALL, ROUND, ORANGE BEADS, TWO MEDIUM, ORANGE BEADS, ONE LARGE, ORANGE BEAD, ONE LARGE, SEMI-TRANSPARENT COLORLESS BEAD. COTTON THREAD DISCOLORED. THREAD UNTWISTING AT ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016004
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
20.3
Description
MADE OF WHITE GLASS BEADS (CYLINDRICAL TYPE), FLAT BONE BEADS, COWERY SHELLS STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. SHELLS PROBABLY TRADED FROM WEST COAST. TRADE NETWORKS FROM THE COAST TO THE INTERIOR ALREADY WELL ESTABLISHED BY TIME OF WHITE CONTACT. DENTALIUM & COWRY SHELLS WERE HIGHLY PRIZED TRADE ITEMS & WERE CONSIDERED BY SOME RESEARCHERS TO HAVE BEEN A FORM OF CURRENCY.
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20090016006
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Diameter
2.4
Description
BROOCH, SILVER COLORED, WREATH SHAPED. DECORATED WITH ETCHED PATTERN OF TRIANGLES AND GRASSES. CLOSURE MISSING FROM BACK. TARNISHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016006
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 PAINT BRUSH. 3 CM LTH X 18.1 CM DIA.. HORSE HAIR BRITTLE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. .2 PAINT BRUSH. 1.3 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 5.1 CM LTH. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. YELLOW PAINT ADHERING TO BONE .3 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 8.2 CM LTH. GREEN PAINT. .4 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 8.9 CM LTH. .RED PAINT ADHERING TO BONE. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SHOE & KNEE-BREECH BUCKLES
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1899
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER, SATIN, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19740057000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOE & KNEE-BREECH BUCKLES
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1899
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER, SATIN, VELVET
No. Pieces
5
Description
.1 CASE. 2.2 CM TH. X 14.6 CM WTH. X 8.3 CM LTH. WOOD COVERED WITH LEATHER, LINED WITH SATIN AND VELVET. THE CASE IS WARPED A LITTLE. IT CLOSES BUT THERE ARE SPACES OR GAPS AT EACH END. A SMALL CHIP IS OUT ON BOTTOM LOWER RIGHT JUST INSIDE CASE. OUTSIDE COLOUR IS DEEP WINE LEATHER. INSIDE LID IS LINED WITH WHITE SATIN & BASE WITH ROYAL BLUE VELVET. THERE ARE INDENTATIONS IN CASE WHERE 2 LARGE BUCKLES FIT AND 2 SMALL ONES. BUCKLES (2 SMALL BUCKLES, 2 LARGE). 1.9 WTH X 2.2 CM LTH. 6.3 CM WTH. X 3.8 CM LTH. LEATHER, GOLD WIRE, STEEL, BRASS. .2 OVAL SHAPED BUCKLE, WITH OLD WIRE SURROUNDING BLACK LEATHER INSET. STEEL CLIP ON BACK IS ON A HINGE AND SPRING. ON BACK OF CLIP THE LETTER "L" IS ENGRAVED (LEFT). .3 SAME AS .2, BUT THE LETTER "R" IS ENGRAVED ON THE CLIP (RIGHT). .4 SQUARE SHAPED BUCKLE, GOLD WIRE FORMING THE SQUARE WITH NO INSET. BRASS CLIP AT BACK. .5 IDENTICAL TO .4
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
POLITICS
History
BUCKLES WORN BY SIR ALEXANDER T. GALT, G.C.M.G. (KNIGHT OF THE GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL & ST. GEORGE). HE WAS A MILITARY KNIGHT OF WINDSOR COURT AND BUCKLES WERE PART OF THAT UNIFORM. ***UPDATE: 16 OCTOBER 2013: NICOLE HEMBROFF, GALT COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MET WITH DICK AND SHIRLEY TURNER AT THE MUSEUM ON 24 MAY 2010. THE COUPLE, FROM LETHBRIDGE, CAME IN TO SEE OBJECTS PREVIOUSLY DONATED BY DICK’S MOTHER MURIEL TURNER. SHE WAS, ACCORDING TO DICK, THE DAUGHTER OF SIR ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT’S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER ANNIE SMITH (NEE GALT), MAKING MURIEL GALT'S GRANDDAUGHTER. THE TURNERS, AT THE TIME OF THEIR 2010 VISIT, COULD NOT PROVIDE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUCKLES BEYOND THAT SHARED BY DICK’S MOTHER IN 1974. AN ENQUIRY BY A NATIONAL MUSEUM IN OTTAWA IN 2013 LED GALT STAFF TO REVIEW THIS DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. LETTERS ON FILE, SENT BY MRS. H.R. “MURIEL” TURNER IN 1974, STATE THAT SHE HAD “RECENTLY COME INTO POSSESSION [OF] FOUR BUCKLES BELONGING TO [SIR A.T. GALT’S] WINDSOR COURT UNIFORM.” SHE INHERITED THE BUCKLES AFTER THE PASSING OF HER BROTHER (HENRY GORDON SMITH) THE PREVIOUS YEAR. THE BUCKLES, UNSEEN BY THE DONOR PRIOR TO THEIR INHERITANCE, WERE IN A BOX ALONG WITH “A SMALL NOTE IN [HER] MOTHER’S HANDWRITING”. THE LOCATION OF THE NOTE IS UNKNOWN. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THE NOTE REFERENCED THE BUCKLES ASSOCIATION WITH GALT'S WINDSOR COURT UNIFORM. MR. DICK TURNER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 21 JULY 2010 AT THE AGE OF 80 YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE DONOR’S LETTERS, RICHARD “DICK” TURNER’S OBITUARY AND A 2013 EMAIL FROM MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION CURATOR JEAN-FRANÇOIS LOZIER, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. SEE ALSO DONATIONS BY MRS. MURIEL TURNER IN ARCHIVES. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF SIR ALEXANDER GALT WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA ONLINE AND A BROCHURE ABOUT ALEXANDER AND ELLIOTT GALT PRODUCED BY THE GALT MUSEUM. ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT WAS BORN IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1817 AND CAME TO CANADA IN 1835 TO WORK FOR THE BRITISH AMERICAN LAND COMPANY, WHICH WAS OPENING LAND FOR SETTLEMENT IN QUEBEC'S EASTERN TOWNSHIPS. GALT BECAME THE PRESIDENT OF THE ST LAWRENCE AND ATLANTIC RAILROAD IN 1849 AND HE REPRESENTED SHERBROOKE IN THE CANADIAN LEGISLATURE FOR TWO TERMS, 1849 - 1850 AND 1853 - 1867. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GREAT COALITION CABINET, AND ATTENDED THE QUEBEC CONFERENCE IN 1864 AS ONE OF THE FATHERS OF CONFEDERATION. AFTER CONFEDERATION HE BECAME CANADA'S FIRST FEDERAL FINANCE MINISTER. GALT WAS APPOINTED THE FIRST HIGH COMMISSIONER OF CANADA IN LONDON FROM 1880 - 1883 TO PROMOTE BRITISH INTEREST IN FINANCING CANADIAN RAILWAYS AND EMIGRATION TO THE CANADIAN NORTHWEST. HE UTILIZED HIS POLITICAL CONNECTIONS TO HAVE HIS SON ELLIOTT, BORN IN 1850, APPOINTED TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT INDIAN COMMISSIONER. THE POSTING TOOK ELLIOTT TO WESTERN CANADA IN 1879, WHERE HE MADE A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE COAL OUTCROPPINGS ALONG THE BELLY RIVER. AFTER HAVING COAL SAMPLES FROM THE SITE ASSESSED, ELLIOTT DEEMED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT A PROFITABLE VENTURE, AND INFORMED HIS FATHER. ALEXANDER GALT FORMED THE NORTH WESTERN COAL AND NAVIGATION COMPANY WITH BRITISH SHAREHOLDERS W.H. SMITH, WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE, AND WILLIAM ASHMEAD BARTLETT BURDETT-COUTTS (HUSBAND OF THE BARONESS ANGELA BARTLETT COUTTS). THE COMPANY EMPLOYED NICHOLAS BRYANT AND WILLIAM STAFFORD TO EXAMINE COAL SITES IN THE AREA, AND IN 1882 THE COMPANY'S FIRST TWO DRIFT MINES WERE OPENED IN WHAT IS NOW INDIAN BATTLE PARK. THE GALTS INVESTED IN NUMEROUS ENTERPRISES IN THE AREA, INCLUDING THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL COMPANY, THE LETHBRIDGE LAND COMPANY, THE ALBERTA IRRIGATION COMPANY, THE CANADIAN NORTH-WEST IRRIGATION COMPANY, THE ST. MARY RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY, THE CANADA AND GREAT FALLS RAILWAY COMPANY, AND THE AMALGAMTED ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY. THEIR MINING OPERATION ALSO FUNDED A COMPANY HOSPITAL IN 1891, WHICH WAS REPLACED IN 1910 BY THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT HOSPITAL, NAMED IN HONOUR OF GALT AFTER HIS DEATH, AND CURRENT HOME OF THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES. ALEXANDER GALT DIED IN MONTREAL ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1893. IN 1912, ELLIOTT GALT SOLD THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY TO THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, AND THE FAMILY'S BUSINESS TIES TO THE AREA CEASED. ***UPDATE: 18 JUNE 2015: THIS OBJECT WAS EXHIBITED IN OTTAWA BY THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY (CMH) FROM NOVEMBER 2014 TO JANUARY 2016 AS PART OF AN EXHIBIT ENTITLED ‘1867’. THE OBJECT WAS EXHIBITED IN PHYSICAL ASSOCIATION WITH MATERIALS WORN BY CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN A. MCDONALD. CMH LABEL COPY READ AS FOLLOWS: “AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE COLONIES, MOST OF THE DELEGATES WERE ALLOWED TO WEAR MILITARY-STYLE UNIFORMS ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. THE COAT, COCKED HAT, SMALL-SWORD AND BUCKLES IN THIS DISPLAY BELONGED TO JOHN A. MACDONALD, GEORGE-ÉTIENNE CARTIER, HECTOR-LOUIS LANGEVIN AND ALEXANDER GALT, RESPECTIVELY. THEY WERE WORN, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, DURING MEETINGS WITH QUEEN VICTORIA IN 1867. MATCHING BREECHES OR TROUSERS COMPLETED THE ENSEMBLE. BETWEEN WORK SESSIONS AND OFFICIAL MEETINGS, THE MEN MADE FREQUENT VISITS TO THEIR TAILORS TO ENSURE THAT THEY CUT A FINE FIGURE.”
Catalogue Number
P19740057000
Acquisition Date
1974-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090016005
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Diameter
1.6
Description
BUTTON, BRASS. DOME SHAPED WITH TWO HOLES ON UNDERSIDE AND OVAL TOPPED STEM. PATINA THROUGHOUT BUTTON. SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016005
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20090016008
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Diameter
1.8
Description
BUTTON, ROUND, BLACK, METAL. LOOP ON BACK. BLACK FINISH WORN IN CENTER OF BUTTON. DENTED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016008
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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CANISTER, FOOD-STORAGE

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Other Name
"3P" MINER'S LUNCH PAIL
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1840
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER, PAPER, TAPE
Catalogue Number
P20090034000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"3P" MINER'S LUNCH PAIL
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1840
Materials
COPPER, PAPER, TAPE
No. Pieces
3
Height
14.0
Diameter
14.3
Description
COPPER CANNISTER WITH LID - 2 PIECES. POT, COPPER. IRON HANDLE LOOPED ONTO TWO ROUND COPPER PIECES (ONE ON EACH SIDE) WITH RECTANGULAR BASE THAT IS RIVETED ONTO BODY OF POT. RESIDUE COVERS MOST OF INSIDE OF POT. POT SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT. INTERMITTENT BROWN TO BLACK DISCOLORATIONS. SMALL DENT IN BOTTOM EDGE OF POT. ALSO INCLUDES LID, COPPER, ROUND. TWO CONNECTED CIRCLES RIVETED ONTO TOP OF LID HOLD CIRUCULAR COPPER HANDLE IN PLACE. MARKED "3P" ON TOP. INSIDE OF LID HAS PAPER NOTE TAPED ON MARKED "FOUND BY... ALBERTA." SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT. INTERMITTENT BLACK TO BROWN DISCOLORATION. SMALL DENT IN TOP EDGE.
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
RETAIL TRADE
History
ACCORDING TO THE NOTE TAPED ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID THE CANISTER WAS "FOUND BY BETTY ZSOVAN IN 1950S IN LITTLE CAMERON LAKE AREA. TRIPPED ON IT WHEEN COMING OUT ON A FISHING TRIP. FOR CERTAIN AN 'ORES MOUNTAIN' MINER'S LUNCH PAIL. A UNIQUE SOUVENIR OF WATERTON LAKE'S NATIONAL PARK." THE CANISTER APPEARS TO BE SIMILAR TO THE COPPER TRADE KETTLES TRADED BY THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY IN THE EARLY 1800S. ACCORDING TO "THE FOUR LIVES OF A MICMAC COPPER POT" BY CALVIN MARTIN, COPPER TRADE KETTLES WERE AN IMPORTANT TRADE ITEM. NATIVES DESIRED THEM, AS THEY WERE MORE CONVENIENT AND DURABLE THAN THEIR TRADITIONAL METHODS OF COOKING. BETTY ZSOVAN WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 25, 1922. WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN SHE WORKED IN WATERTON NATIONAL PARK WITH HER SISTER VILMA. SHE WAS MARRIED TO STEVE SZOVAN. HER HOBBIES INCLUDED FISHING, CAMPING ANDGARDENING. SHE PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 14, 2009. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090034000
Acquisition Date
2009-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
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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
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P19738062000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1895
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Diameter
3.8
Description
GREEN PAINTED LID, PRINTED ON LID, "PERCUSSION CAPS, CENTRAL FIRE SHEFFIELD, XL, FOIL LINED, WATERPROOF". BOX IS EMPTY. RUSTED SHUT. RUST HOLES IN BOTTOM. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
LEISURE
Catalogue Number
P19738062000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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