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Other Name
BABY'S ROBE, BOOTIES & TOQUE SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, CARDBOARD, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P20000038031
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY'S ROBE, BOOTIES & TOQUE SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL, CARDBOARD, RIBBON
No. Pieces
7
Height
4.3
Length
41.2
Width
27.8
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. 2 PIECE. BOTTOM OF BOX IS WHITE, LID IS LIGHT PINK AND BLUE. ON LID IS THE IMAGE OF A BABY AND A SHEEP AND SOME CHICKS. READS "IDEAL ROBE FOR BABY CHIC AND WARM". SIDE OF LID GIVES PRODUCT INFO.; THERE IS ALSO A STICKER ON SIDE THAT READS "TESTED AND COMMENDED BY PARENTS' MAGAZINE CONSUMER SERVICE BUREAU". 2. ROBE. 49.5(L) X 56.5(W). LIGHT BLUE WOOL. HAS A WIDE TURNED DOWN COLLAR. COLLAR AND ARMS ARE TRIMMED WITH LIGHT BLUE SATIN RIBBON. THERE ARE ALSO TWO PIECES OF SAME RIBBON ON FRONT, JUST BELOW COLLAR, TO TIE ROBE. A LIGHT BLUE ROPE BELT, WITH FRAYED ENDS, IS LOOPED THROUGH TWO BELT LOOPS AND TIES IN FRONT. 3. BOOTIES. 10.5(L) X 8.5(W). 2 IDENTICAL PIECES. LIGHT BLUE WOOL. TOP OF BOOTIES ARE TURNED DOWN AND TRIMMED WITH LIGHT BLUE PIPING. EACH BOOTY IS A SINGLE PIECE OF FABRIC (EXCLUDING TRIM) SEWN WITH ONE CONTINUOUS SEAM. 4. TOQUE. 15.5(L) X 12.5(W). LIGHT BLUE KNIT CAP. HAS NO SEAMS. BOTTOM IS TURNED UP. TOQUE IS GATHERED AT THE TOP AND ATTACHES TO A SMALL POMPOM, MADE OF SAME WOOL AS REST OF TOQUE. 5. GREETING CARD. 14.7(L) X 12.2(W). SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER FOLDED IN QUARTERS. ON FRONT IS A HEART MADE OF PINK ROSES WITH A BLUE BIRD SITTING ON A BRANCH, AND A BLUE RIBBON. INSIDE HEART IS THE IMAGE OF A BABY. FRONT READS "GOOD WISHES TO ALL OF YOU". INSIDE IS A BLUE RIBBON, PINK RATTLE, AND ROSE. INSIDE HAS A PRINTED MESSAGE AS WELL AS A PERSONAL MESSAGE WRITTEN IN PEN. SIGNED BY "THE SHERMANS". BACK COVER READS "FINISHED IN CANADA".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S (WALT) MOTHER & FATHER, ADA MAY HOLT AND HERBERT HOLT. SOME ITEMS ALSO BELONGED TO HOLT CHILDREN: GORD, RALPH AND WALT. ADA PRODUCED MUCH OF THE HANDIWORK IN COLLECTION. ALL ITEMS WERE USED IN LETHBRIDGE. HERBERT HOLT, WAS BORN IN NORTH WALES AND SERVED IN THE KING'S LIVERPOOL REGIMENT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. HE CAME TO CANADA IN 1922 AND IN JANUARY 1923 JOINED THE STAFF OF THE FORT SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL JAIL AS A GUARD. HE BECAME DEPUTY WARDEN THERE IN NOVEMBER 1936, AND SERVED IN THAT CAPACITY UNTIL HIS PROMOTION TO WARDEN AT THE LETHBRIDGE JAIL IN 1940. HERB'S VISION OF REHABILITATION INCLUDED "MEANINGFUL" WORK FOR PRISONERS, RESULTING IN FIELD WORK GROWING VEGETABLE CROPS AND WHEAT, RAISING CATTLE AND HOGS, AS WELL AS WORKING IN THE PRISON BUTCHER SHOP, BAKERY, CANNERY, AND CREAMERY. IN ADDITION, PRISONERS BEAUTIFIED THE GROUNDS BY WORKING ON FLOWER BEDS AND BUILDING STONE FENCES, CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE PARK IN THE "FRONT YARD" OF THE JAIL. HERB WAS MADE AN HONOURARY CHIEF BY THE PEIGAN NATION IN 1949 FOR HIS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL WORK TO NATIVE INMATES. HERB WAS APPOINTED MAGISTRATE IN AND FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA IN AUGUST 1950, AND HELD THIS POST UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1959. ADA HOLT (NEE MOYER) WAS BORN IN ONTARIO IN 1907; HER PARENTS MOVED OUTSIDE FORT SASKATCHEWAN IN 1909 WHERE THEY HOMESTEADED ON A FARM. AS A YOUNG WOMAN ADA WORKED FOR FIVE YEARS AT THE GENERAL STORE. ADA MET HERB IN FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AND THEY MARRIED IN 1935. ADA CONTINUED TO CALL LETHBRIDGE HER HOME AFTER HER HUSBAND'S DEATH UNTIL 1998 WHEN SHE SUFFERED A STROKE. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE BEVERLY CENTRE IN JANUARY OF 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY ON FAMILY AND LETHBRIDGE GAOL.
Catalogue Number
P20000038031
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041365
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
23
Width
16
Description
WHITE COTTON BIB HAS WIDE LACE EDGING AND EMBROIDERED DESIGN ON FRONT. DESIGN IS FIVE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS WITH SCALLOPED LINE ABOVE AND BELOW. APEX OF EACH SCALLOP HAS RING OF EIGHT EMBROIDERED CIRCLES. BIB IS WORN AND YELLOWED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY BIB WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A BABY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041365
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041693
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
53.5
Width
44
Description
CREAM COLORED RAYON BLOUSE HAS SHORT SLEEVES AND BIB COLLAR. COLLAR HAS RUFFLE SIDES AND FLAT CENTER PIECE. COLLAR ALSO OPENS WITH TWO STEEL SNAPS AT BASE OF NECK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA. DONOR RELATES THAT THIS BLOUSE WAS ONE OF HER MOTHER'S FAVORITES. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF HER MOTHER'S CLOTHES, KOGAWA SAID: “ SHE SO MUCH LIKED CLOTHES,,, AND SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, [BUT] SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT… SHE HAD ONE PAIR OF SHOES, WHICH SHE KEPT REPAIRING AND REPAIRING… [HER CLOTHING] BRINGS BACK A SADNESS FOR MY MOTHER, BECAUSE HER LIFE WAS SO HARD… TO GO FROM WHAT THEY HAD IN VANCOUVER, ALL THE DREAMS THAT THEY HAD THERE, INTO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE IT WAS SO HARSH… THAT WAS NOT A WAY TO BE TREATED IN THAT STAGE OF LIFE… MY MOTHER WAS A VERY SILENT WOMAN AND DID NOT COMPLAIN… I THINK SHE GAVE UP ON BEING PART OF THE WORLD, AND RETREATED FROM IT. AS LONG AS SHE HAD KIDS, SHE HAD TO BE IN THE WORLD, BUT I THINK THAT, BY INCLINATION, SHE WOULD HAVE JUST LEFT IT – IT WAS JUST TOO HARD FOR HER… I JUST WISH SO MUCH THAT I HAD KNOWN HER THEN THE WAY I KNOW HER NOW… I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE MADE HER HAPPY, BECAUSE SHE NEVER WAS… BUT IN SOME WAYS I THINK HER LIFE ENDED HAPPILY. I CERTAINLY DID THE BEST I COULD FOR [HER]; I TRIED REALLY HARD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041693
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041918
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
54.5
Width
52.4
Description
RED SEMI-TRANSPARENT RAYON BLOUSE WITH WHITE RANDOM SIZED POLKA DOTS. BLOUSE HAS CAP SLEEVES AND NOTCHED COLLAR THAT HAS ROUNDED TIP. BLUE COTTON LABEL SEWN INTO SIDE SEAM HAS "JUNE GALE MONTREAL" ON IT. BOTTOM BUTTON IS MISSING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR AS A TEENAGER WHILE HER FAMILY LIVED AT COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “GOOD OLD RED BLOUSE… I WORE THIS IN COALDALE [DURING] HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN BEYOND, INTO ADULTHOOD… IT WAS KIND OF STIFF, WITH LITTLE WHITE RAISED DOTS ALL OVER IT… IT WAS WORN A LOT… I WORE IT WITH ANYTHING IT WOULD GO WITH.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041918
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, LACE, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19990053026
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1945
Materials
RAYON, LACE, TIN
No. Pieces
4
Height
5.0
Length
43.5
Width
56.0
Description
SHORT, BLACK, LADIES BLOUSE. HAS ROWS OF HORIZONTAL BLACK TRIM ON IT. IN BETWEEN SOME OF THE HORIZONTAL STRIPES IS THE TRIM IN A LOOPY PATTERN, WHICH IS ALSO BLACK. LEFT BREAST HAS A SMALL WELT POCKET ON IT. HAS SHORT, CAPPED SLEEVES. FRONT OF BLOUSE IS OPEN; CLOSES WITH BUTTONS (MADE OF METAL SPHERES COVERED WITH BLACK MATERIAL) AND LOOPS OF MATERIAL FOR BUTTON HOLES - SOME BUTTONS ARE MISSING. PINNED WITH 2 BRASS SAFETY PINS ON RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT OPENING IS A JABOT - A WHITE LACE CRAVAT. BLOUSE HAS A COLLAR WHICH IS SPLIT, AND OVERLAPS IN THE BACK. HAS LOOSE THREADS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “LADIES BLOUSE SERVED AS A POSSIBLE REFERENCE FOR PERIOD PIECE WOMEN’S CLOTHING ESPECIALLY FOR CREATING LARGER SIZES REQUIRED FOR CURRENT ACTORS.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053026
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
GIRL'S BLOUSE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19990002002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIRL'S BLOUSE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
37.5
Width
49.5
Description
WHITE THIN LINEN BLOUSE. THREE MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE; DRAWSTRING COLLAR. LONG SLEEVES WITH ELASTICIZED CUFFS, TATTED BAND, AND 4.5CM LACE TRIM. SLEEVES ARE GATHERED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
COSTUME BELONGED TO DONOR WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD (1949). LIVED IN CZECH REPUBLIC OF MORAVIA, IN TOWN CALLED PREROV. DONOR CAME TO CANADA WITH HUSBAND IN 1970. WENT TO EDMONTON FOR 3 WEEKS, THEN BROOKS FOR 1 1/2 YEARS,THEN SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 25 YEARS. DONOR'S HUSBAND WORKED AS AN IRRIGATION SPECIALIST. COSTUME WAS HANDMADE BY DONOR'S MOTHER, AND WAS WORN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990002002
Acquisition Date
1999-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
VISCASHA COAT (LADIES)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FUR, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19750044000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VISCASHA COAT (LADIES)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
FUR, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
119.4
Description
SIZE 44. FULL LENGTH BROWN MUSKRAT COAT. 2 MAIN BUTTON & LOOPS & 1 SMALLER BUTTON & LOOP AT NECK. COAT FULLY LINED IN RAYON. SLEEVE EDGES, POCKET EDGES, BUTTON EDGES ARE ALL WORN THIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19750039000 & P19750040000-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATED* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING SEVERAL ITEMS DONATED BY HELEN HANRAHAN, NOW HELEN FRIESEN. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED FROM AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED WITH THE DONOR. HELEN INDICATED THAT THIS COAT WAS USED BY HER GRANDMOTHER FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. SHE SAID “MY GRANDMA WASN’T VERY OUTGOING AND SO WHEN WE SAW THE FUR COAT COMING OUT WE KNEW SHE WAS EITHER GOING VISITING OR DOWNTOWN AND THAT WAS PRETTY EXCITING.” SHE RECALLED A STORY: “ONE DAY GRANDMA CAME OUT WEARING HER COAT AND MY MOM TOOK A RARE PICTURE AND WE WERE PULLING GRANDMA ON THE SLED AND WE HIT A RUT AND SHE FELL OFF THE SLED.” GEORGE ELLIS AND MARGARET ELLIS (NEE RAMSAY) WERE MARRIED IN 1910 IN TRURO, NS. HELEN EXPLAINED THAT THE COUPLE ELOPED: “SHE WAS A DRESSMAKER AND SHE WAS WORKING WHERE HE LIVED FOR HIS SISTERS AND ONE DAY THEY JUST GOT UP, WENT TO TRURO, AND GOT MARRIED.” THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN, ARDEN IVAN ELLIS, WHO WAS REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION AND PRESUMED DEAD ON AUGUST 11, 1942, AND FLORENCE EDGELEY. FLORENCE WAS HELEN’S MOTHER. GEORGE AND MARGARET MOVED TO NANTON, AB FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS. HELEN EXPLAINED: “THERE WERE TWO PROBLEMS: MY GRANDFATHER HAD DIFFICULTIES WITH HIS SIBLINGS AND, ALSO, THE DOCTOR TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD ASTHMA AND IF HE COULD GET INTO A DRYER CLIMATE HE WOULD BE BETTER.” THEY DID NOT KNOW ANYONE IN ALBERTA BEFORE THEY MOVED TO THE PROVINCE. ASKED ABOUT HER GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR DISPOSITIONS, HELEN SAID THE FOLLOWING: “WELL, I DIDN’T KNOW THEM BEFORE MY UNCLE WAS KILLED IN THE WAR. APPARENTLY, THEY WERE QUITE HAPPY PEOPLE BEFORE THAT. AND THEY BECAME, YEAH, KIND OF STERN AND THEY HAD A LOT OF RULES ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND WE LIVED NEXT DOOR SO THE GRANDPARENTS HELPED RAISE US KIDS AND SOMETIMES IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT.” SHE CONTINUED, EXPLAINING WHAT WAS DIFFICULT: “MY MOM WAS A SINGLE PARENT. NO, IT WAS JUST IF WE WENT TO GRANDMA ABOUT SOMETHING MOM HAD DONE THEY WOULD ALWAYS SIDE WITH HER.” HELEN REMEMBERS HER GRANDFATHER AS THE STRONG, SILENT TYPE: “MY GRANDPA HAD A WOOD-WORKING SHOP WITH A POT-BELLIED STOVE SO HE WOULD GO OUT THERE TO SMOKE HIS PIPE, HE WASN’T ALLOWED TO SMOKE IN THE HOUSE, AND I ALWAYS REMEMBER WHEN I WAS LONESOME I WOULD GO AND STAND IN HIS SHOP, AND HE RARELY SPOKE BUT IT WAS JUST NICE HAVING SOME COMPANY.” GEORGE WORKED FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AS A DAIRY FARMER IN THE 1930S. HELEN EXPLAINED WHAT HE DID FOR WORK FOLLOWING THAT: “MY GRANDPA WAS ALWAYS A CARPENTER SO HE TOOK ON ODD JOBS ALL AROUND TOWN. AT ONE POINT, HE WAS THE TOWN POLICEMAN AND THEN, AT ANOTHER TIME, HE WAS THE CUSTODIAN OF THE HIGH SCHOOL. SO HE WAS ALWAYS WORKING BUT HE WAS ALWAYS CHANGING JOBS.” ASKED IF HE PREFERRED A PARTICULAR JOB OVER ALL THE OTHERS, HELEN REPLIED: “HE NEVER REALLY SAID. WE KNEW THAT WHEN HE WAS POLICEMAN HIS ONLY WEAPON WAS A LARGE FLASHLIGHT.” SHE ALSO SAID THAT THERE WAS A TELEPHONE IN THE ELLIS HOUSEHOLD, “THAT MADE MY GRANDMA PRETTY NERVOUS TO HAVE ANSWER ALL THESE CALLS AT EVERY TIME OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.” GEORGE ALSO BUILT THREE HOUSES, A GARAGE, AND A SHOP IN NANTON. HELEN EXPLAINED THAT HE HAD PLANNED TO MAKE THE TWO SMALLER HOUSES INTO A MOTEL, BUT ENDED UP RENTING THEM OUT FULL TIME INSTEAD. BOTH GEORGE AND MARGARET PASSED AWAY IN 1968 AND ARE BURIED IN THE NANTON CEMETERY. FOLLOWING THEIR DEATH, FLORENCE TOOK OVER THE HOUSES AND HELEN TOOK THESE PIECES BECAUSE THEY WERE INTERESTING TO HER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A COPY OF THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT, A PHOTOGRAPH OF GEORGE AND MARGARET ON THEIR WEDDING DAY, AND A PHOTOGRAPH OF ARDEN AND FLORENCE IN 1936.
Catalogue Number
P19750044000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041724
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
94
Width
45
Description
PURPLE RAYON COAT HAS LARGE CIRCULAR COWL COLLAR AND THREE LARGE PURPLE BUTTONS DOWN FRONT. COLLAR HAS SHINY PURPLE NYLON TAPE BORDER. COAT IS LINED WITH WHITE NYLON FABRIC. COAT ALSO HAS TWO BROAD WELT POCKETS, ONE ON EITHER SIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
THIS COAT BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA. LIKELY BROUGHT FROM VANCOUVER. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF HER MOTHER'S CLOTHES, KOGAWA SAID: “ SHE SO MUCH LIKED CLOTHES,,, AND SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, [BUT] SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT… SHE HAD ONE PAIR OF SHOES, WHICH SHE KEPT REPAIRING AND REPAIRING… [HER CLOTHING] BRINGS BACK A SADNESS FOR MY MOTHER, BECAUSE HER LIFE WAS SO HARD… TO GO FROM WHAT THEY HAD IN VANCOUVER, ALL THE DREAMS THAT THEY HAD THERE, INTO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE IT WAS SO HARSH… THAT WAS NOT A WAY TO BE TREATED IN THAT STAGE OF LIFE… MY MOTHER WAS A VERY SILENT WOMAN AND DID NOT COMPLAIN… I THINK SHE GAVE UP ON BEING PART OF THE WORLD, AND RETREATED FROM IT. AS LONG AS SHE HAD KIDS, SHE HAD TO BE IN THE WORLD, BUT I THINK THAT, BY INCLINATION, SHE WOULD HAVE JUST LEFT IT – IT WAS JUST TOO HARD FOR HER… I JUST WISH SO MUCH THAT I HAD KNOWN HER THEN THE WAY I KNOW HER NOW… I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE MADE HER HAPPY, BECAUSE SHE NEVER WAS… BUT IN SOME WAYS I THINK HER LIFE ENDED HAPPILY. I CERTAINLY DID THE BEST I COULD FOR [HER]; I TRIED REALLY HARD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041724
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041725
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
98
Width
43
Description
PURPLE RAYON COAT HAS NOTCHED LAPEL COLLAR AND TWO LARGE BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS ON FRONT. FABRIC OF COAT HAS BROKEN LINE PATTERN. INSIDE OF COAT IS LINED WITH NYLON FABRIC WITH COLORFUL FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
THIS COAT BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA. LIKELY BROUGHT FROM VANCOUVER. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF HER MOTHER'S CLOTHES, KOGAWA SAID: “ SHE SO MUCH LIKED CLOTHES,,, AND SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, [BUT] SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT… SHE HAD ONE PAIR OF SHOES, WHICH SHE KEPT REPAIRING AND REPAIRING… [HER CLOTHING] BRINGS BACK A SADNESS FOR MY MOTHER, BECAUSE HER LIFE WAS SO HARD… TO GO FROM WHAT THEY HAD IN VANCOUVER, ALL THE DREAMS THAT THEY HAD THERE, INTO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE IT WAS SO HARSH… THAT WAS NOT A WAY TO BE TREATED IN THAT STAGE OF LIFE… MY MOTHER WAS A VERY SILENT WOMAN AND DID NOT COMPLAIN… I THINK SHE GAVE UP ON BEING PART OF THE WORLD, AND RETREATED FROM IT. AS LONG AS SHE HAD KIDS, SHE HAD TO BE IN THE WORLD, BUT I THINK THAT, BY INCLINATION, SHE WOULD HAVE JUST LEFT IT – IT WAS JUST TOO HARD FOR HER… I JUST WISH SO MUCH THAT I HAD KNOWN HER THEN THE WAY I KNOW HER NOW… I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE MADE HER HAPPY, BECAUSE SHE NEVER WAS… BUT IN SOME WAYS I THINK HER LIFE ENDED HAPPILY. I CERTAINLY DID THE BEST I COULD FOR [HER]; I TRIED REALLY HARD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041725
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JACKET, FUR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FUR
Catalogue Number
P19940043001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JACKET, FUR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
FUR
No. Pieces
1
Length
123
Width
66
Description
BROWN MUSKRAT FUR COAT HAS PIECES OF FUR THAT ARE PLACED TOGETHER IN A ZIG-ZAG HORIZONTAL FASHION. COLLAR IS VERY WIDE AND IN A "V" SHAPE. SLEEVES ARE LONG WITH WIDELY TURNED UP CUFFS THAT ARE SLIGHTLY WIDER ON THE TOP OF THE ARM THAN ON THE UNDERSIDE. COAT FASTENS UP THE CENTRE WITH THREE BUTTONS AND CORDED BUTTON LOOPS. BOTTOM TWO BUTTONS ARE BROWN MARBLED BAKELITE WITH THE TOP BUTTON BEING BROKE OFF AND HAVING A RED CIRCLE WITH A BLACK CIRCLE UNDERNEATH TIED TO A BLACK STRING INSTEAD. THE COLLAR FLIPS UP TO FORM A HOOD THAT FASTENS WITH ONE BLACK BUTTON AND LOOP, AND BELOW WITH A BUTTON THAT HAS A BROWN CROCHETED COVER AND A LOOP. THE YOKE LINE IS SCALLOPED AND ABOVE IT THE FUR IS LIGHTER AND FITS TOGETHER DIFFERENTLY THAN BELOW. THE BACK IS IDENTICAL TO THE FRONT WITHOUT THE OPENING. FRONT SHOWS THE PATTERN OF THE LIGHTER TOP FUR AND HOW IT FITS TOGETHER WELL (INNER SECTION OF COLLAR IS ALSO LIGHTER). INSIDE IS LINED WITH A BROWN MATERIAL. HAS HERRINGBONE STITCHES AROUND ARM HOLES. BACK OF NECK HAS TRIANGLE PIECE OF MATERIAL WITH DIRTY LABEL THAT READS IN YELLOW EMBROIDERY "HIGH CLASS FURRIER THOS PAIN 811 FIRST ST. EAST CALGARY, ALTA.". HAS A PATCH POCKET ON THE RIGHT FRONT INSIDE AREA. HAS TWO BROWN TIES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE ARM HOLE. LINING IS BADLY RIPPED IN PLACES AND QUITE DIRTY. BOTTOM HOOD BUTTON LOOP IS BROKEN. FUR IS WORN AND CREASED IN MANY AREAS. TOP BUTTON IN MIDDLE FRONT IS BROKEN. HAS MANY LOOSE THREADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
COAT GIVEN TO DONOR BY HER MOTHER WHEN SHE GRADUATED FROM CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL IN THE 1930'S. NEEDED A WARM COAT TO WEAR IN THE COUNTRY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WOLLERSHEIM. SHE WAS MARRIED IN 1936 TO NEIL HERBST AND HAD TO QUIT TEACHING AFTER GRADE FOUR DUE TO THE ABERHART POLICY REGARDING NO MARRIED TEACHERS AT EHNES SCHOOL (NOW HAPEN). DONOR TAUGHT AT ASSUMPTION SCHOOL FOR TEN YEARS AND RETIRED AT SIXTY-FIVE IN 1977. SEE SEECHEEN HISTORY BOOK-EPSICOMB. DONOR WAS BORN IN HOMESTEAD SHACK ON FARM, WAS ONE OF SIXTEEN CHILDREN. HER HUSBAND IS BURIED SOUTH OF FOREMOST IN FOURTH DISTRICT. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT AND DRESS DONATED BY LENA HERBST . THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “ETZIKOM: PRAIRIE & PEOPLE”. LENA HERBST (NEE WOLLERSHEIM) WAS BORN ON JANUARY 11, 1913, THE FIFTEENTH CHILD OF PHILIP AND THERESA WOLLERSHEIM. SHE ATTENDED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT SEXTON CREEK AND KNEW FROM A YOUNG AGE THAT SHE WANTED TO BE A TEACHER. SHE COMPLETED GRADE NINE AT ST. PATRICK’S IN LETHBRIDGE, TOOK GRADES TEN AND ELEVEN AT ST. MARY’S IN CALGARY, AND FOR GRADE TWELVE LENA RETURNED TO ST. PATRICK’S. SHE THEN ATTENDED CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL FOR EIGHT MONTHS. LENA WAS HIRED TO TEACH AT EHNES SCHOOL ON JULY 6, 1933 AND SHE BEGAN TEACHING ON SEPTEMBER 5 OF THAT YEAR. SHE LOVED TEACHING AND CONTINUED TO DO SO AFTER HER MARRIAGE TO NICKODEMUS “NICK” HERBST. HER ANNUAL SALARY WAS $750.00 WHICH SHE CALLED “A REAL GOLDMINE IN THOSE DEPRESSION DAYS.” UNFORTUNATELY LENA’S TEACHING CAREER WAS ENDED WHEN PREMIER ABERHART DECLARED THAT NO WOMAN MARRIED TO AN ABLE BODIED MAN COULD BE A TEACHER. NICK AND LENA WERE MARRIED ON JULY 3, 1936 AND WELCOMED THEIR FIRST CHILD IN JANUARY 1942. THEY REMAINED ON THE FARM UNTIL 1968 WHEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS AWAY FROM THE CLASSROOM, LENA WAS ABLE TO RESUME TEACHING AND DID SO UNTIL RETIREMENT AT AGE 65. LENA PASSED AWAY AT AGE 85 ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1998. NICK DIED AT 92 ON JANUARY 27, 2001. HE WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 26, 1908 IN SEVASTOPOL, RUSSIA, TO MATHIAS AND MAGDELENA HERBST, AND THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO THE FAITH DISTRICT TO 1909. PHILIP WOLLERSHEIM PASSED AWAY IN MAY 1932 AND THERESA (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 12, 1949. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “ETZIKOM: PRAIRIE & PEOPLE”.
Catalogue Number
P19940043001
Acquisition Date
1994-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S COAT AND BONNET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SYNTHETIC
Catalogue Number
P19980063021
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S COAT AND BONNET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON, SYNTHETIC
No. Pieces
2
Length
50
Width
43.8
Description
1. COAT. WHITE IMITATION FUR CHILD'S COAT. COLLAR BUTTONED AT LAPELS; ONE BUTTON MISSING. THREE PLASTIC BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE. COAT IS LINED WITH WHITE FLANNEL. THIGH-LENGTH. 2. BONNET. MATCHING IMITATION WHITE FUR BONNET. WHITE FLANNEL LINING; LIGHT PINK CORD TRIM AT HEMS. RIGHT TIE (PINK RIBBON) IS TORN OFF; PINK RIBBON BOW AND 'FUR' POM-POM AT LEFT SIDE. BONNET IS WORN AND THINNED, ESPECIALLY AT TOP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19950049001-GA. WORN BY DONOR'S MOTHER, MARY ESTELLA DAHLQUIST. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING PARTS OF SEVERAL ITEMS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. LEVI MACDONALD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 6, 1977. HE WAS BORN IN WEST TILBURY TOWNSHIP, ESSEX COUNTY, ON ON JULY 30, 1889, THE SON OF HIRAM AND ALICE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) MACDONALD. IN 1914, LEVI MARRIED ESTELLA AGNES CHALMERS. IN 1918, THEY LIVED IN BURDETT AND THEN IN TABER IN 1921. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE ALBERTA FISH AND GAME ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, THE MOOSE LODGE, THE CANADIAN LEGION, AND THE ELKS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. ESTELLA AGNES MACDONALD (NEE CHALMERS) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ONTARIO. ESTELLA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MAY 11, 1981. LEA HIRAM MACDONALD WAS BORN IN LOWBANKS, ON ON MARCH 11, 1928 AND GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM IN TABER. HE MARRIED BEVERLY AYERS IN GREAT FALLS, MT ON MARCH 10, 1958. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2007. THE DONOR IS THE DAUGHTER OF MAURICE/MAURY DAHLQUIST AND MARY (NEE MACDONALD) DAHLQUIST, OF BELLEVUE, WA. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19950049 FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING FIFTEEN ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS AND THEIR USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19980063021
Acquisition Date
1990-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19950073158
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
2
Length
139
Width
79.5
Description
GOLD FULL-LENGTH EVENING COAT. ORIENTAL FLORAL PATTERN WOVEN INTO FABRIC WITH PINK, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW, AND BROWN ACCENTS. TWO LARGE FROG FASTENERS ON FRONT. INCLUDES INTERIOR TIES AND EXTERIOR BELT. SLIGHTLY SCALLOPED COLLAR, FINISHED IN A RIBBED TEXTURE AS ARE SLEEVE AND POCKET TRIM. ORIGINAL PAPER MANUFACTURER'S TAG INCLUDED, READING "PEONY MADE IN CHINA" ON FRONT AND "ART. NO. 9208", "SIZE 34", AND CHINA NATIONAL TEXTILES IMPORT AND EXPORT CORP. SHANGHAI SILK BRANCH" ON REVERSE. COAT IS FULLY LINED AND FINISHED. BRAND NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073158
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LACE, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P20060037000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON, LACE, RAYON
No. Pieces
7
Description
SLOVAKIAN COSTUME INCLUDES 7 PIECES: SKIRT, COLLAR, APRON, VEST, BONNET, SASH AND BLOUSE. 1. WHT LACE COLLAR WITH A BAND OF SEQUINS WRAPPED IN THICK SILVER THREAD. SAFETY PIN CLOSURE. 37(L) X 37 (W). 2. BL RAYON VEST DISPLAYS ASYMMETRICAL DESIGN. RIBBON DESIGN MADE FROM WEAVE METAL BRAID. SILVER STAR/FLORAL EMBOSSED BUTTONS, LINING THE FRONT OPENING. EMBROIDERED FLORAL DESIGN DECORATES FRONT VEST. OFF WHT LINING STAMPED “MARTIN OTEPKA HLUBOKA” ON LOWER FRONT/LEFT CORNER. 51(L) X 39(W). 3. OFF WHT CHIFFON BLOUSE. SHORT WAISTED PLEADED BODY AND LARGE LACE CUFFS. SAFETY PIN CLOSURE. 38 (L) X 66 (W). 4. LACE WHT BONNET. EMBROIDERED BAND NEAR TOP BACK FEATURES EMBROIDERED GEOMETRIC DESIGN. WHT EMBROIDERED SASH RIBBON ATTACHED TO BACK. 24 (L) X 18 (W). 5. OFF WHT SASH RIBBON WITH EMBROIDERED FLORAL MOTIF. ENDS ARE FRAYING. 63.5 (L) X 4 (W). 6. ROYAL BL APRON. ATTACHED WHT BELT EDGED WITH YLLW AND EMBROIDERED WITH FOAL MOTIF IN PNK, YLLW AND WHT. BASE OF APRON FRAYED AND FEATURES EMBROIDERED FLORAL MOTIF BORDER. 61.5 (L) X 74 (W). 7. PRPL AND WHT PERMA-PLEATED SKIRT WITH WHT COTTON EDGING. SQUARE PATCH ON BACKSIDE IS A DIFFERENT PRPL AND WHT PATTERN. STRING AT TOP OF WAIST ACTS AS CLOSURE. 87.5(L) X 74(W).
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME BELONGED TO MRS. KATHERINA (KATIE) BRECKA (NEE KADLICEK) (1908-1997), AN IMMIGRANT TO THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA. BORN IN ROVENSKO, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, MRS. BRECKA IMMIGRATED TO CANADA WITH HER HUSBAND AND TWO YOUNG SONS IN 1938. LIMITED BY THE NUMBER OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS SHE COULD BRING TO CANADA, BRECKA BROUGHT THIS DRESS BECAUSE IT REPRESENTED HER BEST SET OF CLOTHING AND WAS AN IMPORTANT REMINDER OF HER HOME. SHE SET THE CLOTHING ASIDE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, FESTIVALS, DANCES AND FOR CHURCH. UNAWARE THAT THIS WAS NOT COMMON FASHION IN CANADA SHE IS QUOTED SAYING “I NEVER THINKING DRESSES DIFFERENT HERE IN THIS COUNTRY, NOW I GO TO EATON’S”. DRESS WAS ALSO WORN BY VIOLIN PLAYER, CAROLYN KLAUSE, DURING A RECITAL IN WETASKIWIN, AB. THE DONOR REQUESTED THE COSTUME FROM MRS. BRECKA ON BEHALF OF THE VIOLINIST. KLAUSE PLAYED A CZARDAS, A NATIVE DANCE FROM MRS. BRECKA'S HOME LAND. AFTER THE LONG JOURNEY FROM SLOVAKIA TO CANADA, THE BRECKA FAMILY HAD A SHORT ONE MONTH STAY IN IRON SPRINGS WHERE THEY WORKED IN SUGAR BEET FIELDS. AFTER THAT, THEY MOVED TO THE FARM THAT THEY PURCHASED FROM JOHN SCHUMAKR IN PICTURE BUTTE. KATIE BRECKA SURVIVED HER HUSBAND JOHN BRECKA (WHO DIED IN 1960), LIVING IN PICTURE BUTTE UNTIL HER DEATH (JUNE 6, 1997) AT THE AGE OF 88. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME. THE PERMANENT FILE INDICATES THAT KATIE WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 23, 1908. HER AND JOHN BRECKA'S SONS WERE NAMED VLADIMIR AND DRAHOTIN (STAN). IN 1942, AFTER THE FAMILY WAS SETTLED IN CANADA, THEY HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED YARMILA (GERALDINE). THE DONOR, CATHRYN BRECKA IS THE WIFE OF VLADIMIR. THE DATE OF THE VIOLIN RECITAL IN WETASKIWIN WAS MARCH 1978. THERE IS A NOTE IN THE PERMANENT FILE THAT STATES THAT THE COSTUME IS PRESUMED TO BE MADE BY FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060037000
Acquisition Date
2006-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19830012000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
114.5
Width
38
Description
SIZE 10. MACHINE SEWN. WHITE COLLAR AND CUFFS WITH BLACK LACE AND VELVET RIBBON. ZIPPER DOWN BACK HOOK AND EYE AT BACK OF COLLAR (EYE MISSING). PLEATED SKIRT TUCKS IN BODICE. BLACK, WHITE, GREY. RED SMUDGES ON COLLAR (LIPSTICK?).
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S MOTHER ACQUIRED BY CATALOG FROM THE U.S.
Catalogue Number
P19830012000
Acquisition Date
1983-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041361
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
45
Width
36
Description
WHITE COTTON SLEEVELESS DRESS HAS CONICAL BODY THAT HAS GROUPS OF FOUR TINY EMBROIDERED FLOWERS. ROUND COLLAR HAS LACE EDGING. NECKLINE AND COLLAR AREA ARE TORN BADLY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY DRESS WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A BABY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041361
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041362
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
37
Width
36
Description
WHITE COTTON SLEEVELESS DRESS HAS CONICAL BODY AND SCALLOPED EDGING AROUND ARM HOLES AND NECKLINE. EMBROIDERED WHITE FLOWER PATTERNS ARE ON FRONT AT CHEST AREA AND AT FRONT HEM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY DRESS WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A BABY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041362
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041363
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
35
Width
37.5
Description
WHITE COTTON DRESS HAS CONICAL BODY, PUFFY SLEEVES AND SCALLOPED HEM WITH LACE EDGING. LACE WAIST LINE RUNS HORIZONATLLY AROUND BODY OF DRESS ABOUT ONE THIRD WAY UP FROM HEM. NECKLINE AND SLEEVE CUFFS HAVE LACED EDGING AS WELL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY DRESS WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A BABY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041363
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041364
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
36
Width
40
Description
WHITE COTTON SLEEVELESS DRESS HAS CONICAL BODY AND SCALLOPED HEM WITH LACE EDGING. LACE WAIST LINE RUNS HORIZONATLLY AROUND BODY OF DRESS ABOUT ONE THIRD WAY UP FROM HEM. NECKLINE AND ARM HOLES HAVE LACE EDGING AS WELL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY DRESS WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A BABY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041364
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041367
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
39.5
Width
37
Description
WHITE COTTON DRESS HAS CONICAL BODY, GATHERED NECK AND PAGODA SLEEVES. BODY OF DRESS HAS GROUPS OF FOUR EMBROIDERED CIRCLES ACROSS IT. DRESS IS TORN BENEATH BOTH ARMS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY DRESS BELONGED TO DONOR AS A BABY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041367
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041368
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
45.5
Width
39.5
Description
WHITE COTTON DRESS HAS CONICAL BODY WITH ROUND BLUE COLLAR AND PUFFY SLEEVES WITH BLUE EDGING AS WELL. FRONT HAS TWO SQUARE BLUE POCKETS AND EMBROIDERED DIAMOND DESIGN. EMBROIDERED DESIGN ON COLLAR AND SLEEVE EDGING IS WHITE DIAMOND PATTERNS. STITCHING ON HEM IS MISSING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY DRESS BELONGED TO DONOR AS A BABY. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041368
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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