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Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041744
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
288
Diameter
1
Description
BLACK ROPE BELT IS WOVEN WOOLEN ROPE WITH BLACK TASSELED ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CINCTURE IS THE ROPE BELT USED TO HOLD CLOSED A PRIEST'S ROBES. CINCTURE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041744
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041745
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
350
Diameter
1.3
Description
BLACK ROPE BELT IS WOVEN WOOLEN ROPE WITH BLACK TASSELED ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CINCTURE IS THE ROPE BELT USED TO HOLD CLOSED A PRIEST'S ROBES. CINCTURE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041745
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041738
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
133.5
Width
52
Description
BLACK COTTON ROBE. ROBE HAS DOUBLED OVER FRONT CLOSURE WITH BUTTON AT RIGHT SIDE OF WAIST AND AT RIGHT SIDE OF NECK. NO COLLAR. ROBE HAS WELT SLITS CUT AT WAIST. ROBE IS HEAVILY WORN AND AREAS AROUND WAIST ARE TORN AND FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ROBE IS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK WHICH BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041738
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041751
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
125
Width
44
Description
BLACK RAYON ROBE HAS DOUBLE FRONT WITH OVERLAPS TO CLOSE. TWO BUTTONS AT NECK AND ONE AT RIGHT WAIST. ROBE HAS 5.0CM WIDE HORIZONTAL PANEL AROUND WAIST. POCKETS AT HIP ARE DOUBLE OPENING POCKETS WITH ONE SLIT OPEN TO POCKET ON INSIDE OF ROBE AND SECOND SLIT OPEN TO INSIDE OF ROBE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CASSOCK WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041751
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOUTANE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON & RAYON OR NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19900013001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUTANE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON & RAYON OR NYLON
No. Pieces
2
Length
141
Width
40.2
Description
CONSISTS OF BLACK ROBE WITH FRINGE, FRINGED SASH. FRONT BUTTONED. SLEEVES HAVE A RIBBON BAND ALONG EDGE & ARE DOUBLED BACK STITCHED TO SLEEVE AT THE FOREARM. C/W BLACK BELT OR SINCTURE. 1 BUTTON IS LOOSE & POCKET IS TORN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
BLACK ROBE OF THE OBLATES, NOT WORN SINCE VATICAN II (1962). OBLATES ACTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1ST BAPTISM AT FORT HAMILTON BY FATHER SCOLLEN IN 1873. FATHER VAN TIGHEM CELEBRATED THE 1ST MASS IN 1884 IN COALBANKS. THEREAFTER ESTABLISHING A PARISH IN 1886 & BUILDING 1ST ST. PATRICKS CHURCH IN 1887 IN SEPTEMBER VAN TIGHEM MOVED TO NEW PARISH AS ITS PRIEST. THE OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI) HISTORICALLY SOMETIMES CALLED THE BLACKROBES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHARACTERISTIC BLACK ROBES. THE OBLATES ARE RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE IN JULY .1990. THIS ROBE WAS NORMALLY WORN WITH A CINCTURE OR BELT SNAP FASTENED AT THE WAIST WITH A LARGE CROSS (12.7 X 20.4) & HUNG BY A CORD FROM THE NECK.
Catalogue Number
P19900013001
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FIDDLEBACK CHASUBLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19900013003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIDDLEBACK CHASUBLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
3
Length
103.1
Width
61.1
Description
CONSISTS OF BLACK EMBROIDERED PONCHO, FRONT IS CUT IN A FIDDLE SHAPE, REVERSE CUT STRAIGHT WITH ROUNDED EDGES. EDGES ARE STITCHED WITH LINEN BORDER. COLLAR HAS COTTON CROCHETED BORDER. FRONT EMBROIDERED WITH FLOWERS (LILY). REVERSE EMBROIDERY LILY FLOWER IMAGES AROUND "IHS" AT INTERSECTION OF CHRISTIAN CROSS OUTLINED WITH LINEN BORDER. COSTUME INCLUDES A STOLE & MANIPLE EACH SIMILARLY EMBROIDERED IN LINEN WITH CROSS & FRINGED ENDS. ON LEFT SHOULDER PIECE IS STAIN OF SOME KIND ON FABRIC. ON INSIDE BACK IS SEWN A STRIP OF CLOTH THAT READS "MADE IN FRANCE". AS WELL THERE IS A CLOTH TIE SEWN TO INSIDE BACK.TIE IS 263CM LONG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THIS ROBE IS THE PRINCIPLE VESTMENT OF GOOD FRIDAY. THE LILY IS THE SYMBOL OF CHRIST'S RESUERRECTION. THE BLACK COPE IS WORN ONLY ON GOOD FRIDAY. THE MANIPLE IS WORN OVER THE ARM, SYMBOL OF THE SERVANTS' TOWELL (SERVANT OF GOD) THE STOLE IS WORN UNDER THE CHASUBLE & ACROSS THE BREAST. FOLLOWING VATICAN II (1962) THE BLACK VESTMENTS WERE PUT ASIDE IN FAVOUR OF WHITE CHASUBLES AS A SIGN OF NEW LIFE. THESE ROBES WERE REPLACED BY SIMPLER, LESS ORNATE VESTMENTS CONSIDERED MORE APPROPRIATE TO AN ORDER THAT HAS TAKEN A VOW OF POVERTY. CHASUBLE MAY DATE TO 1920'S. OBLATES ACTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1ST BAPTISM AT FORT HAMILTON BY FATHER SCOLLEN IN 1873. FATHER VAN TIGHEM CELEBRATED THE 1ST MASS IN 1884 IN COALBANKS. THEREAFTER ESTABLISHING A PARISH IN 1886 & BUILDING 1ST ST. PATRICKS CHURCH IN 1887 IN SEPTEMBER VAN TIGHEM MOVED TO NEW PARISH AS ITS PRIEST. THE OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI) HISTORICALLY SOMETIMES CALLED THE BLACKROBES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHARACTERISTIC BLACK ROBES. THE OBLATES ARE RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE IN JULY .1990. THIS ROBE WAS NORMALLY WORN WITH A CINCTURE OR BELT SNAP FASTENED AT THE WAIST WITH A LARGE CROSS (12.7 X 20.4) & HUNG BY A CORD FROM THE NECK.
Catalogue Number
P19900013003
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Description
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME. 1. (2 PCE)GLD PAPER CAP WITH PRPL WITH WHT CUSHION . 2. SHEER WHITE KIMONO, LENGTH 78.0, WIDTH 105.3. ADORNED WITH PRPL DYE AND STAMPED WITH GLD CELESTIAL BIRD DESIGN. LEFT SLEEVE HAD YLLW AND GRN THE RIGHT SLEEVE ALSO HAS A BIT OF YLLW. 3. PRPLE HAKAMA SKIRT, LENGTH 56.0, WIDTH 57.8. BATIK REPEATED PATTERN IN TWO ROWS ACROSS BOTTOM HALF OF PANT. SILK RIBBON ACCENTS BELT AREA OF SKIRT. SKIRT TIES ON BOTH SIDES FOR CLOSURE. 4. (2 PCE) BELT IS SHEER WITH GLD IMPRINT OF FLOWER, LENGTH 128.0, WIDTH 4.6.TEXT ON BACK READS, "WOMEN'S BUDDHIST ASS'N, NEW WESTMINSTER B.C."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
COSTUMES WERE WORN BY THE YOUNGEST MEMBERS OF THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE LOCATED IN RAYMOND, ALBERTA. FOR AT LEAST FIFTY YEARS, CHILDREN DRESSED UP IN THE ELABORATE GARMENTS AS PART OF RELIGION’S ‘CHIGO’ OR YOUNG-CHILDREN CEREMONY. THE PROCESSIONAL EVENT REQUIRED THAT THE CHILDREN DRESS AS HEAVENLY BEINGS. BOYS WORE A STIFF HAT OF LACQUERED GAUZE CALLED AN ‘EBOSHI’ WHILE GIRLS WORE THE CROWN OF THE PHOENIX BIRD KNOWN AS A ‘TENKAN’. THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED AT THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST TEMPLE EVERY FIVE YEARS, COMMENCING ON THE DATE OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION (1929) AND ENDING ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PAPER LOTUS FLOWERS WERE MADE LOCALLY AND THE GARMENTS WERE IMPORTED FROM JAPAN. FOR ALMOST EIGHTY YEARS, THE TEMPLE SERVED THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF MANY AMONG SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S JAPANESE COMMUNITY. IT ACTED AS A CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST TEACHING AND JAPANESE CULTURE UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2006. THESE COSTUMES, IN ADDITION TO OTHER SPIRITUAL OBJECTS INCLUDING THE TEMPLE’S SHRINE, WERE DONATED TO THE GALT AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S CLOSING AND EVENTUAL SALE. CEREMONY WHERE THIS COSTUME WAS LAST WORN WAS PERFORMED FOR THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE'S FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. PERFORMED FOR THE TEMPLE'S INAUGURATION, 10TH, 20TH, 25, 30, 35, 40...ETC EVERY 5TH YEAR. DONOR HAS PHOTOS OF COSTUMES BEING WORN DURING THE ANNIVERSARIES (SEE PERMANENT FILE). DONOR PRESUMES THAT THE MATERIAL DATES TO 1929 TO 1930. SEE P20070014000 FOR INFORMATION ON GIRLS CHIGO COSTUME AND P20030041001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE. ON APRIL 26, 2009 THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, LOCATED IN LETHBRIDGE, WAS THE SITE OF AN O-CHIGO CHILDREN’S PARADE, HELD AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION CEREMONY. VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF O-CHIGO COSTUMES, REPRESENTING THE ONE DONATED, CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES, RELATED TO THE 2009 DEDICATION EVENT. ADDITIONALLY, O-CHIGO RELATED PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND RELATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES. FINALLY, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM IS IN POSSESSION OF HISTORIC 40S ERA FOOTAGE OF TEMPLE EVENTS, RELATED TO THE RAM’S COLLECTION OF A SHRINE FROM PICTURE BUTTE.
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
COAT AND BOOTIES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20010070022
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAT AND BOOTIES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
3
Length
22.7
Width
43.0
Description
1. CLOAK. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. CROCHETED BABY'S SWEATER. OFF WHITE WITH LIGHT BLUE TRIM. BOTTOM EDGE OF COAT HAS A JAGGED EDGE. SLEEVES ARE SORT OF PUFFY AT CUFFS. 2. BOOTIES. 8.5 X 5.3. CROCHETED BABY BOOTIES. OFF WHITE WITH LIGHT BLUE TRIM. TOP OF BOOTIES ARE FOLDED OVER. ONE BOOTEE HAS A BLUE PIECE OF YARN AROUND LEG WITH POM POMS ATTACHED TO THE ENDS. OTHER BOOTEE ALSO A PIECE OF YARN AROUND LEG, BUT POM POMS ARE MISSING. THIS BOOTEE HAS A SMALL ORANGEY STAIN ON ONE SIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MADE BY DONOR'S MOTHER DAGMAR DOYLE SIMPSON. THE GARMENTS WERE NEVER USED. DONOR SUSPECTS HER MOTHER MADE THE ITEMS IN HOPES OF ONE DAY HAVING A BABY BOY, BUT WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. DAGMAR OLSEN WAS BORN DECEMBER 28, 1914, RAISED ON A FAMILY FARM, AND SCHOOLED IN STAVLEY, ALBERTA. HER PARENTS, HILDA AND JOHN OLSEN, WERE IMMIGRANT PIONEERS FROM NORWAY. HER MOTHER HILDA, GOT DAGMAR HER FIRST JOB AS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR WITH THE STAVELY AGENCY AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS. AFTER LIVING AT HOME WORKING SEVEN YEARS IN STAVELY, DAGMAR MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED FOR AGT UNTIL SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE DOYLE, ALSO FROM STAVELY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. DAGMAR AND LAWRENCE HAD ONE DAUGHTER, BARBARA. DAGMAR LATER RETURNED TO AGT AS AN OPERATOR UNTIL HER RETIREMENT AT AGE 60, WHEN SHE MARRIED CLARE SIMPSON. CLARE AND DAGMAR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, SOCIALIZED, AND TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1985. DAGMAR OLSEN DOYLE SIMPSON DIED MARCH 14, 2001. SHE WAS RUMORED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR, BARBARA DOYLE, WAS BORN AND SCHOOLED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE TRAINED AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL AS A LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST; GRADUATED 1962. SHE WORKED IN THE LAB AT ST. MICHAEL'S FOR 5 YEARS; MARRIED AND HAD 2 SONS. GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY WITH A BACHELOR OF ARTS, THEN A MASTERS OF ARTS IN ENGLISH, IN 1987. SHE TAUGHT AT UNIVERSITYS OF CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE, THEN MOVED TO MONTREAL FROM 1990-1996. SHE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE TO RETIRE. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING CLOTHING ITEMS DONATED BY BARBARA DOYLE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DAGMAR CHRISTINA SIMPSON (NEE OLSEN) PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 2001 AT THE AGE OF 88. SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE PATRICK (LARRY) DOYLE ON DECEMBER 4, 1940. LAWRENCE WAS BORN IN PEI IN 1910. HE MOVED TO VULCAN IN 1920, STAVELY IN 1924, AND TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1937. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 58 ON MARCH 28, 1969. LAWRENCE WAS THE SON OF GEORGE FRANKLIN AND MINNIE MAGDALEN DOYLE. DAGMAR WAS REMARRIED ON MARCH 29, 1975 TO CLARE C. SIMPSON. CLARE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BELLEVILE, ON AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930 TO WORK FOR AGT. HE ENLISTED IN 1939 AND WAS A POW FOR 3.5 YEARS FOLLOWING DIEPPE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 75 ON FEBRUARY 18, 1983. THE DONOR, BARBARA DOYLE, IS THE DAUGHTER OF DAGMAR AND LAWRENCE. IN 1969, BARBARA WAS MARRIED TO PAUL TURNER AND IN 1983, SHE WAS THE WIFE OF MR. B.F. MCFADDEN. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE COLLECTION, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY BARBARA DOYLE. ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2018, PUNDYK SAT DOWN WITH DOYLE FOR AN INTERVIEW REGARDING THAT DONATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: DOYLE EXPLAINED THAT HER MOTHER DAGMAR OLSEN – THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE ARTIFACTS – WAS BORN IN STAVLEY AND WAS THE THIRD OF FOUR SISTERS. GROWING UP IN A HOUSE OF DAUGHTERS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN OLSEN’S LIFE. DOYLE DESCRIBED THE SISTERS BY SAYING, “BESSIE WAS THE OLDEST, AND NORAH WAS THE SECOND OLDEST, AND THEN MY MOTHER, AND THEN VICKI. AUNT VICKI WENT BIG [BY MOVING] TO TORONTO. SHE WANTED TO GET OUT OF TOWN. SHE WAS BORED. SHE WAS BORN IN STAVELY AND THERE WAS NO WAY SHE WAS GOING TO STAY THERE. SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST, SO SHE GOT THINGS THAT THE OTHERS DIDN’T GET IN THEIR LIFE. NORAH TOOK TO CALGARY. SHE WENT UP THERE AND SHE WORKED FOR A WHILE AT PACKING COOKIES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BESSIE WAS [WORKING] WITH MRS. JOURNEK AND THEN IN CALGARY THAT WAY TOO.” MOVING ON TO DESCRIBE HER MOTHER, DOYLE ILLUMINATED, “SHE WORKED [AS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR] FROM WHEN SHE WAS 15 IN STAVELY FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS. SHE WAS THERE FOR THE FIRST TELEPHONES COMING IN. THEN SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE KNEW MY DAD FROM STAVELY, AND THEN HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AS WELL AND THEY LIVED SEPARATELY IN A BOARDING HOUSE UNTIL THEY GOT MARRIED…SHE HAD BREAKS [IN BETWEEN WHEN SHE FIRST STARTED WORKING AND HER RETIREMENT] WHEN SHE COULDN’T WORK BECAUSE OF THE WAR. [ADDITIONALLY,] I WAS BORN IN ’42, AND ONCE YOU HAD A CHILD, YOU COULDN’T GO TO WORK. EVEN WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, THE WOMEN COULD NOT GO TO WORK BECAUSE THEY WERE MAKING WAY FOR THE PEOPLE COMING BACK FROM THE WAR FOR THE JOBS. THAT WAS REALLY HARD ON MY MOTHER. SHE WAS SO INDEPENDENT AND TO NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE HER OWN MONEY AND EVERYTHING [WAS DIFFICULT].” “[MY MOTHER] KNITTED [THIS BABY SWEATER] BEFORE [LEAVING WORK TO HAVE CHILDREN]. I DON’T KNOW AT THAT TIME IF IT WAS BLUE FOR BOYS STRICTLY, AND GIRLS FOR PINK. AND I DON’T KNOW WHETHER I EVER WORE IT. [THIS IS FROM] MY MOTHER’S HANDIWORK AND SHE WASN’T ONE THAT CROCHETED VERY MUCH. WHEN SHE WAS WORKING [SHE WOULDN’T HAD A LOT OF EXTRA TIME]. AND I GUESS AT THAT TIME AFTER SHE HAD ME, SHE WASN’T WORKING, BUT OUR OLD WASHERS THAT HAD THE RINGERS AND STUFF LIKE THAT [WERE TIME-CONSUMING]. SHE HAD TO WORK HARDER AROUND THE HOUSE AND EVERYTHING TOO,” DOYLE EXPLAINED. “I WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE,” DOYLE CONTINUED, “[I LEFT MY PARENTS’ HOUSE] WHEN I WAS 18 BECAUSE I WAS IN RESIDENCE WHEN I WAS DOING MY LABORATORY STUFF. I WAS A LAB TECHNICIAN FIRST. AFTER I GOT MARRIED IN ’64, WE LIVED FIVE YEARS HERE BEFORE WE STARTED MOVING AROUND. IT WAS ’71 [WHEN] WE LEFT AND WENT TO SASKATCHEWAN, REGINA.” “[I RECEIVED THESE ITEMS FROM MY MOTHER] AFTER SHE PASSED AWAY. [THEY WERE] IN THE HOUSE,” DOYLE STATED, "ALL OF THIS STUFF WAS IN THE HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE. I FEEL LIKE MY MOTHER IS STILL IN THE HOUSE. I HAD REALLY GOOD PARENTS. WE WEREN’T POOR, BUT WE WEREN’T RICH EITHER, YOU KNOW. WE WERE JUST COMFORTABLE, BUT THEY WORKED VERY HARD FOR IT. THEY BOTH WORKED VERY HARD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20010070001 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P20010070022
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JUDICIAL ROBE OR CHORAL GOWN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P19990053034
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JUDICIAL ROBE OR CHORAL GOWN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.0
Length
116.0
Width
49.0
Description
BACHELOR'S GOWN. BLACK, COLLARLESS. HAS AN OPENING IN THE FRONT WITH TWO WIDE BOX PLEATS EXTENDING TO THE HEM. HAS LARGE FLOWING, ANGEL SLEEVES ENDING IN POINTS. BACK AND SLEEVES ARE SET INTO A SQUARE YOKE WITH CARTRIDGE PLEATS. FRONT OF SQUARE YOKE CLOSES WITH A HOOK AND EYE. ON BACK INSIDE OF NECK IS STITCHING IN A RECTANGLE SHAPE WHERE TAG USED TO BE (TAG IS MISSING).
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
EDUCATION
RELIGION
History
MAY HAVE BEEN EITHER AN ACADEMIC OR CHORAL GOWN. DONOR USED AS A JUDICIAL ROBE FOR DRAMATIC PURPOSES. 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. “ACADEMIC GOWN/ JUDICIAL ROBE WORN BY THE CHARACTER PLAYING THE JUDGE IN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF “HELLO DOLLY” 1986.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053034
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CLERICAL SHIRT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041692
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CLERICAL SHIRT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
70
Width
42.5
Description
BLACK LONG SLEEVED NYLON SHIRT WITH HIGH CUT CLERICAL COLLAR AND ZIPPER OPENING AT BACK OF NECK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
RELIGION
History
CLERICAL SHIRT BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST FOR THE JAPANESE CANADIAN MISSION. 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
P19970041692
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041371
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
196
Width
9
Description
RECTANGULAR BLACK STOLE HAS TIGHT WOOLEN WEAVE AND BLACK TASSELS AT ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN CITY AND 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. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY. THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: "THE STOLES, AND CUFFLINKS ARE PARTS, ACCESSORIES, AND PARTS OF VESTMENTS AND GARMENTS WORN BY ANGLICAN CLERGY. [THESE] ITEMS WERE UNDOUBTEDLY USED BY MY FATHER. VARIOUS SMALL METAL PIECES THAT FIT IN BUTTONHOLES FASTEN THE CLERICAL COLLAR TO THE CLERICAL RABAT AND/OR BLACK SHIRT WHICH MY FATHER USED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE AFTER ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE AND PRIESTHOOD.”
Catalogue Number
P19970041371
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041372
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
254
Width
16.5
Description
GREEN AND GOLD STOLE WITH EMBROIDERED DESIGNS. ENDS OF STOLE FLARE OUT AND HAVE EMBROIDERED GOLD CROSS WITH WHITE FLOWER AT CENTER AND LILIES EXTENDING DIAGONALLY BETWEEN ARMS OF CROSS. ENDS OF STOLE HAVE ALTERNATING GOLD AND GREEN TASSELS. FABRIC ON STOLE IS EXTREMELEY WORN AND FRAYING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN CITY AND 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: “[MY FATHER] WORE THIS PRACTICALLY EVERY SUNDAY AROUND HIS [PRIEST’S] GARMENTS… THEY WERE KEPT IN THE CLOSET WITH ALL HIS OTHER VESTMENTS AND THINGS. AND HE PUT THEM ON AND THEN WOULD GO IN THE CHURCH… THIS IS VERY WORN OUT. AND I THINK THEY WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN HOW TO KEEP IT CLEAN, BECAUSE THEY USED TO USE KEROSENE OR SOMETHING TO WIPE OUT THE DIRT… ALL THESE THINGS THAT [MY PARENTS] HAD KEPT ALL THEIR LIVES WERE STILL BEING KEPT, AND THIS AMONGST THEM, WHICH IS A VERY WORN THING, AND VALUED. THERE IT WAS, HAVING BEEN USED EVERY SUNDAY FOR ALL HIS LIFE, AND STILL THERE… I EVEN KEPT HIS VESTMENTS THAT WERE ALL WORN AND RAGGED… THEY WERE THERE IN HIS CLOSET, AND BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO OFFEND HIM BY THROWING ANYTHING OUT, I REMEMBER TAKING THIS ALL TO THE CLEANERS [IN VANCOUVER]. ALL OF IT, EVEN THE RAGS. AND THIS CLEANER WHO WAS TAKING THIS STUFF IN LOOKING ASKANCE AND BEMUSED… HE TOOK ALL THESE RAGS IN AND CLEANED THEM AND GAVE THEM BACK TO ME… AND THE MARKS OF THE BODY THAT ARE ON THERE THAT ARE BLACK, AND COULD NOT BE REMOVED, I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO OUR REALITY. WE CANNOT REMOVE THE STAINS THAT HAVE COME FROM THE SWEAT OF OUR LIVES AND ARE MARKED IN OUR CLOTHING, ARE MARKED IN OUR SOULS, AND THEY’RE PART OF WHO WE ARE SO WHY DENY IT? WHY NOT JUST HAVE IT AS IT IS AND EMBRACE IT?” THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: "THE STOLES, AND CUFFLINKS ARE PARTS, ACCESSORIES, AND PARTS OF VESTMENTS AND GARMENTS WORN BY ANGLICAN CLERGY. [THESE] ITEMS WERE UNDOUBTEDLY USED BY MY FATHER. VARIOUS SMALL METAL PIECES THAT FIT IN BUTTONHOLES FASTEN THE CLERICAL COLLAR TO THE CLERICAL RABAT AND/OR BLACK SHIRT WHICH MY FATHER USED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE AFTER ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE AND PRIESTHOOD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041372
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S STOLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041737
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S STOLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
210
Width
18.4
Description
BLACK NYLON STOLE HAS DOUBLE FOLDED NECKLINE AND WIDE BAND ENDS. ENDS OF STOLE ARE SCALLOPED AND FRAYING SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE IS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST'S STOLE WHICH BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041737
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041746
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
250
Width
12.8
Description
RUST COLOURED STOLE IS 2.5M LONG BAND OF WOVEN CLOTH WITH FLARED BELL SHAPED ENDS. EACH END HAS GOLD AND RUST COLOURED NYLON TASSELS. EACH END ALSO HAS EMBROIDERED CROSS WITH FLORAL CENTRES. CROSS IS GOLD WITH PURPLE EDGING. SMALLER EMBROIDERED CROSS IS ALSO AT BACK OF NECK IN MIDDLE OF STOLE. STOLE HAS GREY FABRIC BACKING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041746
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041747
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
190
Width
11.6
Description
WHITE NYLON BAND OF CLOTH WITH GOLD EMBROIDERED WORK ON ENDS. CLOTH HAS WOVEN FLOWER AND LEAF PATTERN. AT EACH END OF STOLE IS EMBROIDERED CROSS IN GOLD COLOURED STITCHING WITH EMBROIDERED SCROLL WORK SURROUNDING CROSS. EACH END HAS GOLD COLOURED TASSELS. EMBROIDERED CROSS ALSO AT CENTER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. POSSIBLY MADE BY DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041747
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041748
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
121.0
Width
9.8
Description
PLAIN BLACK NYLON STOLE WITH BLACK TASSELED ENDS. BAND OF FABRIC NARROWS AT MIDDLE WHERE NECK IS. EDGES ARE FRAYED AND WORN, ONE END HAS TASSELS COMING LOOSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041748
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041750
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
240
Width
12.5
Description
PURPLE COTTON STOLE HAS NARROW BODY WHICH FLARES INTO BELL SHAPED ENDS THAT HAVE TASSELS. GOLD COLOURED CROSSES ARE EMBROIDERED AT ENDS AND AT NARROW NECK. TASSELS ON ENDS ARE ALTERNATING GOLD AND PURPLE. INSIDE LINING AT ENDS IS WORN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041750
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
THREE-PIECE SUIT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073176
  3 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
THREE-PIECE SUIT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
3
Length
77.7
Width
45
Description
1. NAVY BLUE WOOL SUIT JACKET WITH THIN RED AND BLUE PINSTRIPES. SILVER-BLUE RAYON LINING. TWO FRONT POCKETS WITH FLAPS AND TWO INSIDE BREAST POCKETS. RIGHT BREAST POCKET HAS LABEL WITH "WOODWARD'S MENS SHOPPE" AND TAG BELOW WITH "PURE VIRGIN WOOL". TWO BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE; THREE BUTTONS AT EACH CUFF. WIDE LAPELS; SINGLE-BREASTED. 2. VEST: 61.2CM (L) X 39.5CM (W). MATCHING VEST. 6 BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE. TAPERED TO A "V" AT BOTTOM OF FRONT WITH TWO POCKETS. HALF BELTED WITH ADJUSTABLE BUCKLE. RAYON TAFETTA BACKING (MATCHING JACKET LINING). 3. TROUSERS: 96CM (L) X 36CM (W). MATCHING TROUSERS. TWO FRONT POCKETS AND TWO BACK POCKETS. ZIPPER, BUTTON, AND HOOK CLOSURE AT WAIST. HEMMED AT BOTTOM AND ALTERED AT WAISTBAND TO DECREASE SIZE. WAISTBAND AND POCKETS LINED WITH GREY COTTON. WIDE STRAIGHT CUT LEGS WITH HOLE IN RIGHT KNEE AND SMALL HOLE IN RIGHT LEG HEM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
BUSINESS
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER. *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
P19950073176
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S SURPLICE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041739
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S SURPLICE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
75
Width
82
Description
WHITE LINEN SHIRT WITH GATHERED CIRCULAR NECKLINE AND LARGE BELL SLEEVES. GARMENT IS STAINED YELLOW AROUND NECK AND AT SLEEVE ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
SURPLICE IS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST'S GARMENT WHICH BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041739
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S SURPLICE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041740
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S SURPLICE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
78
Width
99
Description
WHITE COTTON SHIRT WITH GATHERED CIRCULAR NECKLINE AND LARGE BELL SLEEVES. HEM OF LEFT SLEEVE IS FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
SURPLICE IS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST'S GARMENT WHICH BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041740
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail

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