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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738886000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
218.4
Width
208.3
Description
WHITE KNITTED COTTON IN CABLE AND DIAMOND PATTERN. ONE SMALL BROWN STAIN; SOME SMALL REPAIRS. DARK/BLACK GREASE STAIN ON FRINGE.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738886000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19850034000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
227.0
Width
167.0
Description
WOOL BLANKET, PINKISH COLOR WITH COTTON RICE SACK SEWN TO ONE END TO EXTEND LENGTH. "EXTRA FANCY KOKUHO RICE BILL & ED KODA SO. DOS PALOS, CALIF." PROBABLY ONE SACK DIVIDED AND SEWN IN. FADED BLUE STAIN TOWARDS ONE CORNER. IMPERFECTIONS IN WEAVE INDICATE POSSIBLY HAND WOVEN. BLUE INK STAINS ON END OPPOSITE TO SACK. SEAM ON END OPPOSITE TO SACK HAS BEEN LEFT UNHEMMED.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
RICE SACK WAS ADDED DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION WHEN GROWING CHILDREN NEEDED LONGER BLANKETS. DONOR OF JAPANESE EXTRACTION DID NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED. LIVED DURING THE DEPRESSION IN UNITED STATES, NOW RESIDING IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P19850034000
Acquisition Date
1985 08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041601
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1955
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
170
Width
117
Description
BLUE, RED, YELLOW AND GREEN GEOMETRIC PATTERN WOOL BLANKET. PATTERN HAS BLUE BACKGROUND ALONG EDGE WITH FOUR PRONGED GEOMETRIC SHAPES. BACKGROUND IS RED DOWN CENTRE WITH GREEN DIAMOND SHAPED GEOMETRIC PATTERN. LONG EDGES OF BLANKET ARE FOLDED OVER AND SEWN. ENDS OF BLANKET ARE STRETCHED AND WORN. BLANKET HAS ONE HOLE WORN THROUGH MIDDLE.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE BLANKET WAS USED BY HER FAMILY AT SLOCAN CITY. 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: “WE HAD [THIS BLANKET] IN SLOCAN… IT WOULD HAVE BEEN USED EITHER ON THE BUNK BEDS OR IN THE LIVING ROOM… I REMEMBER THIS BEING MORE OF SOMETHING THAT COVERED THE MATTRESS… JUST A THIN MATTRESS AND LAID [THIS BLANKET] ON THERE. I REMEMBER IT AS BEING UNDERNEATH THINGS, RATHER THAN ON TOP… IN COALDALE THERE WERE OTHER BLANKETS… IT WAS SO COLD IN COALDALE [WE HAD] VERY THICK DOWN-FILLED QUILTS, MENNONITE QUILTS.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041601
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041667
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
171
Width
161.5
Description
SQUARE GREEN AND PINK DOUBLE WEAVE WOOL BLANKET. ONE SIDE IS LIME GREEN, THE OTHER IS LIGHT PINK. GREEN WOOL STITCHING ALONG CLOSED ENDS IS FRAYING. SOME FADING OF COLOUR WHERE BLANKET HAS BEEN FOLDED.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF DONOR'S PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA. DONOR RELATES THAT SHE REMEMBERS USING THE BLANKET AT SLOCAN. 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
P19970041667
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041722
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
95
Width
85
Description
RECTANGULAR CREAM COLOURED KNIT WOOL BLANKET. SQUARE PANEL AT CENTER HAS ZIG-ZAG STITCHING. KNIT AROUND EDGES HAS WAVE PATTERN.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BABY BLANKET WAS USED BY DONOR'S MOTHER WITH HER CHILDREN. DONOR RELATES THAT WHEN THE FAMILY CHILDREN WERE TOO OLD FOR THE BLANKET HER MOTHER USED IT AS A SHAWL. 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
P19970041722
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041781
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
170
Width
86
Description
RECTANGULAR COTTON BLANKET IS PINK, WHITE AND BLUE BROAD BAND PLAID. NARROW ENDS OF BLANKET ARE HEMMED.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET IS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM USED BY DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING 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. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041781
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041782
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
170
Width
93
Description
RECTANGULAR ORANGE AND BLUE COTTON BLANKET WITH STRIPES OF ALTERNATING BLUE AND ORANGE CHECKS. BETWEEN STRIPES ARE ALTERNATING FOREIGN SYMBOLS PATTERNS. ONE IS TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE, AND THE OTHER IS A "V" SHAPE. BLANKET IS MADE FROM SMALLER HALVES SEWN TOGETHER.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET WAS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM USED BY DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING 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. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041782
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOOL BLANKET
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19900039007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOL BLANKET
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
65
Width
42
Description
HANDWOVEN WOOL BLANKET. EDGING WORN, MISSING IN PLACES. PATCHED REPAIRS, & HOLES. DARK BROWN/GREY. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
OWNED BY DONOR'S PARENTS, ANNA & MARTIN JANZEN WHO SETTLED IN SUNNYSIDE AREA, EAST OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1920'S AFTER EMMIGRATING FROM RUSSIA.
Catalogue Number
P19900039007
Acquisition Date
90-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19980051006
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
223.6
Width
175.2
Description
BEIGE/GREY WOOL BLANKET. THREE THIN AND ONE WIDE OFF-WHITE STRIPES ALONG WIDTH NEAR EACH END. ONE END OF BLANKET HEMMED; OPPOSITE UNHEMMED AND FRAYED SLIT OR TEAR, 9.5CM L, CUT INTO EACH SIDE OF BLANKET APP. 20 CM FROM HEMMED END. WHITE TAG STAPLED IN ONE CORNER; TYPED WITH ILLEGIBLE NUMBERS/LETTERS. OUTLINE OF WHITE STAR WOVEN INTO BLANKET BETWEEN STRIPES ON UNHEMMED END.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
MILITARY
History
CAME FROM PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 IN LETHBRIDGE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. ISSUED TO PRISONERS IN CAMP. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 133 WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT MUSEUM BROCHURE "LETHBRDGE'S INTERNMENT CAMPS" AND THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA WEBSITE. DURING WORLD WAR II THERE WERE 40 PRISONER OF WAR (P.O.W.) CAMPS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS CANADA TO HOUSE THE LARGE NUMBER OF INCOMING POWS - ENEMY MILITARY PERSONNEL THAT WERE CAPTURED IN COMBAT. CAMPS WERE BUILT IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, THE MARITIMES AND ALBERTA. THE CAMPS IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT WERE THE LARGEST, TOGETHER HOUSING 22,000 MEN. THE LETHBRIDGE CAMP, NO. 133, WAS BUILT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942, AND BY NOVEMBER OF THAT YEAR HOUSED 13,341 PRISONERS. THE CAMP WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS, EACH WITH SIX DORMITORIES, MESS HALLS, KITCHENS, AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES. MEALS WERE IN SHIFTS WITH PRISONERS SERVING AS COOKS. TAILOR, BARBER AND SHOE REPAIR SHOPS WERE ALSO STAFFED BY PRISONERS, AND NON-COMBAT POWS PRACTICED THEIR PRE-WAR PROFESSIONS AS MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. HOUSING AND RATIONS WERE THE SAME STANDARD AS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONG LETHBRIDGE CIVILIAN RESIDENTS, WHO WERE UNABLE TO OBTAIN MANY OF THE SAME SUPPLIES ON THEIR STRICT WARTIME RATION ALLOWANCES. WITH MANY YOUNG LOCAL MEN AWAY AT WAR, LOCAL FARMERS BEGAN TO REQUEST LABOUR ASSISTANCE FROM THE CAMP, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. BY 1943 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND SOME OF THE PRISONERS WORKED ON FARMS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA. MOST OF THESE PRISONERS WENT FROM THE CAMP TO THE FARMS DAILY, BUT SOME WERE KEPT AT 'LODGES' AT THE MORE DISTANT FARMS FOR DAYS AT A TIME, WITH MINIMAL GUARDING. FOR THEIR LABOUR, THE PRISONERS WERE PAID 50 CENTS PER DAY. WITH WAR'S END, CAMP 133 CLOSED IN DECEMBER 1946 AND ITS PRISONERS WERE SENT BACK TO GERMANY. THE AREA WHERE THE CAMP STOOD EVENTUALLY BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AND PART OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PURSE AND HAIR ORNAMENTS DONATED BY DORIS BALCOVSKE. CONNECTIONS MADE WITH THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO ACQUIRE FURTHER ARTIFACT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DORIS BALCOVSKE'S OBITUARY WAS FOUND ON THE CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME'S WEBPAGE. IT STATES THAT SHE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1923. SHE WORKED FOR THE BANK OF MONTREAL FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL. SHE THEN WENT ON TO BECOME THE PROPRIETOR OF MARGO LADIES WEAR THROUGH THE 1950'S. SHE MARRIED HERB BALCOVSKE AND TOGETHER THEY HAD SANDRA BALCOVSKE AND MARCIA TAYLOR. DORIS PASSED AWAY ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT THE AGE OF 92 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980051003 FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19980051006
Acquisition Date
1998-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAW FLAX YARN
Catalogue Number
P20160003007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1990
Materials
RAW FLAX YARN
No. Pieces
1
Length
139
Width
99.5
Description
HAND-WOVEN BLANKET MADE FROM RAW FLAX. THE BLANKET IS COMPOSED OF 2 SECTIONS OF THE SAME SIZE OF MATERIAL THAT ARE JOINED TOGETHER WITH A SEAM AT THE CENTER. ON THE FRONT SIDE (WITH NEAT SIDE OF THE STITCHING AND PATCHES), THERE ARE THREE PATCHES ON THE BLANKET MADE FROM LIGHTER, RAW-COLOURED MATERIAL. ONE SECTION OF THE FABRIC HAS TWO OF THE PATCHES ALIGNED VERTICALLY NEAR THE CENTER SEAM. THE AREA SHOWING ON ONE PATCH IS 3 CM X 5 CM AND THE OTHER IS SHOWING 5 CM X 6 CM. ON THE OPPOSITE SECTION THERE IS ONE PATCH THAT IS 16 CM X 8.5 CM SEWN AT THE EDGE OF THE BLANKET. THE BLANKET IS HEMMED ON BOTH SHORT SIDES. ON THE OPPOSING/BACK SIDE OF THE BLANKET, THE FULL PIECES OF THE FABRIC FOR THE PATCHES ARE SHOWING. THE SMALLER PATCH OF THE TWO ON THE ONE HALF-SECTION OF THE BLANKET IS 8CM X 10 CM AND THE OTHER PATCH ON THAT SIDE IS 14CM X 15CM. THE PATCH ON THE OTHER HALF-SECTION IS THE SAME SIZE AS WHEN VIEWED FROM THE FRONT. THERE IS A SEVERELY FADED BLUE STAMP ON THIS PATCH’S FABRIC. FAIR CONDITION. THERE IS RED STAINING THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BLANKET AT THE CENTER SEAM, NEAR THE EDGE OF THE BLANKET AT THE SIDE WITH 2 PATCHES (CLOSER TO THE LARGER PATCH), AND NEAR THE SMALL PATCH AT THE END FURTHER FROM THE CENTER. THERE IS A HOLE WITH MANY LOOSE THREADS SURROUNDING NEAR THE CENTER OF THE HALF SECTION WITH ONE PATCH. THERE ARE VARIOUS THREADS COMING LOOSE AT MULTIPLE POINTS OF THE BLANKET.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
BEDDING
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN’S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928, THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. ACCORDING TO A NOTE THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THIS LIGHTWEIGHT BLANKET AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION THE BLANKET IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN MADE C. 1920S. MORRIS SAYS HER MEMORY OF THE BLANKET DATES AS FAR BACK AS SHE CAN REMEMBER: “RIGHT INTO THE ‘30S, ‘40S AND ‘50S BECAUSE MY MOTHER DID THAT RIGHT UP UNTIL NEAR THE END. I USE THAT EVEN IN LETHBRIDGE WHEN I HAD A GARDEN. [THIS TYPE OF BLANKET] WAS USED FOR TWO PURPOSES. IT WAS EITHER PUT ON THE BED UNDERNEATH THE MATTRESS THE LADIES MADE OUT OF WOOL AND OR ELSE IT WAS USED, A DIFFERENT PIECE OF CLOTH WOULD BE USED FOR FLAILING THINGS. [THE] FLAIL ACTUALLY GOES WITH IT AND THEY BANG ON THE SEEDS AND IT WOULD TAKE THE HULLS OFF… IT’S HAND WOVEN AND IT’S MADE OUT OF POOR QUALITY FLAX… IT’S UNBLEACHED, DEFINITELY… RAW LINEN." THIS SPECIFIC BLANKET WAS USED FOR SEEDS MORRIS RECALLS: “…IT HAD TO BE A WINDY DAY… WE WOULD PICK DRIED PEAS OR BEANS OR WHATEVER BEET SEEDS AND WE WOULD BEAT AWAY AND THEN WE WOULD STAND UP, HOLD IT UP AND THE BREEZE WOULD BLOW THE HULLS OFF AND THE SEEDS WOULD GO STRAIGHT DOWN [ONTO THE BLANKET.” THE SEEDS WOULD THEN BE CARRIED ON THE BLANKET AND THEN PUT INTO A PAIL. OF THE BLANKET’S CLEAN STATE, MORRIS EXPLAINS, “THEY’RE ALWAYS WASHED AFTER THEY’RE FINISHED USING THEM.” WHEN SHE LOOKS AT THIS ARTIFACT, MORRIS SAYS: “I FEEL LIKE I’M OUT ON THE FARM, I SEE FIELDS AND FIELDS OF FLAX, BLUE FLAX. BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT SHE USED IT FOR. SHE DID USE IT IF SHE WANTED A LITTLE BIT OF THE FLAX THEN SHE’D POUND THE FLAX, BUT THAT WASN’T OFTEN. IT WAS MOSTLY BEANS AND PEAS.” IT IS UNKNOWN WHO WOVE THIS BLANKET. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003007
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PILLOW CASE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041701
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PILLOW CASE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
83
Width
43
Description
RECTANGULAR COTTON PILLOW CASE IS TWO LENGTHS OF CLOTH SEWN TOGETHER. FADED LOGO STILL VISIBLE. SEVERAL STAINS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
PILLOW CASE WAS MADE BY DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, EITHER FROM A RICE BAG OR A FLOUR BAG. 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
P19970041701
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BED ELEVATOR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116231
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED ELEVATOR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.7
Length
31.2
Width
12.1
Description
THREE LENGTHS OF 2X4 WOOD NAILED TO SLIGHTLY LONGER PIECE OF 2X6. TOP 2X4 HAS CRESCENT SHAPED GOUGE CUT INTO IT. WOOD IS PAINTED WITH DARK BROWN STAIN. ELEVATOR HAS MANY CHIPS AND IS WORN IN NUMEROUS PLACES.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
BEDDING
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ELEVATOR WAS USED TO LIFT ONE CORNER OF HOSPITAL BEDS WITHOUT MECHANICAL LIFT IN ORDER TO ELEVATE PATIENT. ELEVATOR WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116231
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19990049006
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
164.5
Width
112.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, HEAVY CANVAS. COLOR LOOKS TO BE OFF-WHITE, HOWEVER HAMMOCK IS VERY DIRTY. EACH EDGE OF HAMMOCK IS HEMMED. THE TWO ENDS OF HAMMOCK EACH HAVE SIXTEEN ROUND HOLES IN THEM. THE EDGES OF THE HOLES ARE EMBROIDERED WITH HEAVY THREAD. A FEW OF THE HOLES ARE RIPPED. HAMMOCK HAS A FEW SMALL TEARS. MULTIPLE STAINS ON BOTH SIDES OF HAMMOCK.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
MILITARY
LEISURE
History
DONOR RECEIVED HAMMOCK FROM DAVE MENZIE IN ABOUT 1948. MENZIE USED HAMMOCK IN THE NAVY. DONOR WORKED WITH MENZIE AT WESTERN GROCERS. DONOR USED HAMMOCK FOR SEVERAL YEARS, CAMPING AND FISHING. DONOR HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1930. HE CAME WITH HIS PARENTS FROM WINNEFRED (EAST OF BOW ISLAND). SEE PRIOR DONATIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “DAVID MENZIE WAS BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA AND PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 26, 2008. HE SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE IN WWII. ACCORDING TO DAVID MENZIE’S SURVIVING DAUGHTER MARY MCCRIMMON OF SHERWOOD PARK, ALBERTA, “ I HAVE VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT MY DAD. I WAS VERY YOUNG WHEN HE GOT SICK AND SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN A CARE CENTER. HE WAS IN THE NAVY AND SHIPPED OUT FROM HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19990049006
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HAND EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20130009001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1946
Materials
LINEN, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.25
Length
78
Width
53.5
Description
WHITE LINEN PILLOWCASE, HAND EMBROIDERED WITH TULIP DESIGN IN PURPLE, YELLOW AND GREEN ALONG FRONT OPEN EDGE. OPEN EDGE HAS WHITE CROCHETED BORDER IN CURVED BUTTERFLY DESIGN. GENERAL CREASING.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
THIS PILLOWCASE SET WAS EMBROIDERED BY THE DONOR, JUNE MANCHAK, AT APPROXIMATELY AGE TWELVE, AS A GIFT FOR HER SISTER MERLIN’S WEDDING IN CARDSTON, ALBERTA, IN 1946. THE DONOR’S MOTHER ADDED THE CROCHETED BORDER. ON JUNE 12, 2013, GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MANCHAK ABOUT THIS PILLOWCASE, AS WELL AS ANOTHER (P2013009002-GA) AND A DECORATIVE CUSHION TOP (P20130009003-GA), AND HER FAMILY’S LIFE IN CARDSTON. MANCHAK SAID: “I WAS GIVEN THESE OBJECTS BACK TO ME, OR SOME OF THEM, ANYWAY, BACK TO ME AFTER MY SISTER, MERLIN, PASSED AWAY. HER DAUGHTER RETURNED THEM TO ME… I HAD MADE… DONE THE EMBROIDERY ON THESE TWO SETS OF PILLOWCASES, BUT I WAS UNABLE TO CROCHET AT THE TIME, AND SO MY MOTHER DID THE CROCHETING ON THEM AT THAT TIME… ALL THESE PRETTY LITTLE BUTTERFLIES. AND THESE TWO SETS OF PILLOWCASES WENT, TRAVELLED QUITE A BIT. THEY WENT TO WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, AND THEN, WHEN MY SISTER DIED, HER DAUGHTER TOOK THEM BACK TO LAS VEGAS, AND WHEN SHE DECIDED THAT PROBABLY THEY SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ME, SO THEY WERE. AND WHEN ONE OF HER DAUGHTERS MARRIED, I GAVE ONE PAIR TO THAT DAUGHTER. AND SO THEY RETURNED FROM PHOENIX, THEN TO LAS VEGAS, AND NOW THEY ARE SITTING HERE IN LETHBRIDGE… WE MADE THEM FOR A WEDDING GIFT OR MY WEDDING GIFT FOR MY SISTER WHEN SHE GOT MARRIED… IT JUST CAME NATURALLY, I DON’T KNOW, MAKING DOLL CLOTHES… YOU WENT TO THE RAG DRAWER AND GOT OUT WHATEVER WAS AVAILABLE IN MATERIAL, AND GOT SOME THREAD, AND YOU MADE DOLL CLOTHES, AND THEN IT PROGRESSED… AND I ALWAYS LIKED WORKING WITH MY HANDS… I THINK THAT EVERYONE DID A LOT OF NEEDLWORK AND THINGS BACK THEN. IT WAS A GOOD WAY TO FILL YOUR TIME. YOU LISTENED TO THE RADIO AND YOU WORKED WITH YOUR HANDS… YOU DON’T REALLY LEARN. I MEAN YOU LEARN THROUGH DOING. AND, AH, LIKE ALMOST ANY OTHER SKILL, THE MORE YOU WORK AT IT, THE BETTER YOU GET… YOU ALWAYS DID IT IN THE EVENINGS WHEN YOU WERE BABYSITTING… JUST WHEN YOU HAD TIME... I LEFT HOME AT EIGHTEEN, WHEN I WENT TO CALGARY TO THE BUSINESS COLLEGE THERE. AND THEN I MARRIED, WHEN I WAS NINETEEN, AND STARTED RAISING A FAMILY WHEN I WAS TWENTY… I STILL DID A LOT OF NEEDLEWORK AND WORKED WITH MY HANDS, BUT I DID A LOT OF SEWING, AND I WAS MAKING MY OWN CLOTHES WHEN I WAS TWELVE, FOURTEEN, SIXTEEN. MADE MY OWN GRADUATION DRESS; MADE MY OWN WEDDING DRESS… I NEEDED A PAIR OF SHORTS TO GO TO BEEHIVE CAMP AND SO MY ELDEST SISTER BROUGHT HOME A PATTERN AND SOME MATERIAL, AND SHE SAYS, “HERE YOU ARE, JUNE.” AND SO I GOT OUT THE INSTRUCTIONS AND LEARNED.” MANCHAK SAID THE FOLLOWING OF HER MOTHER: "MY MOTHER TAUGHT HERSELF TO CROCHET BY LOOKING AT OTHER CROCHETING. I TAUGHT MYSELF EVENTUALLY TO CROCHET FROM AN INSTRUCTION BOOK… [THE EMBROIDERED LINEN] IS PART OF MY MOTHER. AND SHE ALWAYS LOVED PRETTY, BEAUTIFUL THINGS. AND BEING A PIONEER MOTHER, RAISING ELEVEN CHILDREN, SHE DID NOT HAVE VERY MUCH. AND SO, EVERY LITTLE THING SHE CHERISHED… WHERE I USED THREE THREADS AT THE BORDER, WHICH WAS DIVIDING IT IN HALF, MY MOTHER USED… DIVIDED IT IN THIRDS, TO SAVE ON THE THREAD… [MY MOTHER] WAS EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING IN LIFE. I MEAN THE LITTLE BIT OF TRAVELLING SHE WAS ABLE TO DO, AND SO APPRECIATIVE OF EVERYTHING… [MY MOTHER] WAS BORN IN BUTTE, MONTANA, AND SHE CAME UP HERE WITH HER PARENTS… HER DAD WAS A COAL MINER… BUT HE DIDN’T LIKE IT, BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH DIRTY WORK… AND HE AND HIS WIFE CAME UP WITH THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, WHICH WAS MY MOTHER. AND STARTED A RANCH OUT BY BEAZER... [AND] I’M THE BABY OF ELEVEN." FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130009001
Acquisition Date
2013-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HAND EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20130009002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
LINEN, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.25
Length
78
Width
52
Description
WHITE LINEN PILLOWCASE, HAND EMBROIDERED WITH BUTTERFLY DESIGN IN BLUE, YELLOW, BLACK, WHITE AND GREEN ALONG FRONT OPEN EDGE. OPEN EDGE HAS WHITE CROCHETED BORDER IN SCALLOPED DESIGN. GENERAL CREASING.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
THIS PILLOWCASE WAS EMBROIDERED BY THE MOTHER OF THE DONOR, JUNE MANCHAK. ON JUNE 12, 2013, GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MANCHAK ABOUT THIS PILLOWCASE, AS WELL AS ANOTHER (P2013009001-GA) AND A DECORATIVE CUSHION TOP (P20130009003-GA), AND HER FAMILY’S LIFE IN CARDSTON. MANCHAK SAID: “I WAS GIVEN THESE OBJECTS BACK TO ME, OR SOME OF THEM, ANYWAY, BACK TO ME AFTER MY SISTER, MERLIN, PASSED AWAY. HER DAUGHTER RETURNED THEM TO ME… I HAD MADE… DONE THE EMBROIDERY ON THESE TWO SETS OF PILLOWCASES, BUT I WAS UNABLE TO CROCHET AT THE TIME, AND SO MY MOTHER DID THE CROCHETING ON THEM AT THAT TIME… ALL THESE PRETTY LITTLE BUTTERFLIES. AND THESE TWO SETS OF PILLOWCASES WENT, TRAVELLED QUITE A BIT. THEY WENT TO WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, AND THEN, WHEN MY SISTER DIED, HER DAUGHTER TOOK THEM BACK TO LAS VEGAS, AND WHEN SHE DECIDED THAT PROBABLY THEY SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ME, SO THEY WERE. AND WHEN ONE OF HER DAUGHTERS MARRIED, I GAVE ONE PAIR TO THAT DAUGHTER. AND SO THEY RETURNED FROM PHOENIX, THEN TO LAS VEGAS, AND NOW THEY ARE SITTING HERE IN LETHBRIDGE… WE MADE THEM FOR A WEDDING GIFT OR MY WEDDING GIFT FOR MY SISTER WHEN SHE GOT MARRIED… IT JUST CAME NATURALLY, I DON’T KNOW, MAKING DOLL CLOTHES… YOU WENT TO THE RAG DRAWER AND GOT OUT WHATEVER WAS AVAILABLE IN MATERIAL, AND GOT SOME THREAD, AND YOU MADE DOLL CLOTHES, AND THEN IT PROGRESSED… AND I ALWAYS LIKED WORKING WITH MY HANDS… I THINK THAT EVERYONE DID A LOT OF NEEDLWORK AND THINGS BACK THEN. IT WAS A GOOD WAY TO FILL YOUR TIME. YOU LISTENED TO THE RADIO AND YOU WORKED WITH YOUR HANDS… YOU DON’T REALLY LEARN. I MEAN YOU LEARN THROUGH DOING. AND, AH, LIKE ALMOST ANY OTHER SKILL, THE MORE YOU WORK AT IT, THE BETTER YOU GET… YOU ALWAYS DID IT IN THE EVENINGS WHEN YOU WERE BABYSITTING… JUST WHEN YOU HAD TIME... I LEFT HOME AT EIGHTEEN, WHEN I WENT TO CALGARY TO THE BUSINESS COLLEGE THERE. AND THEN I MARRIED, WHEN I WAS NINETEEN, AND STARTED RAISING A FAMILY WHEN I WAS TWENTY… I STILL DID A LOT OF NEEDLEWORK AND WORKED WITH MY HANDS, BUT I DID A LOT OF SEWING, AND I WAS MAKING MY OWN CLOTHES WHEN I WAS TWELVE, FOURTEEN, SIXTEEN. MADE MY OWN GRADUATION DRESS; MADE MY OWN WEDDING DRESS… I NEEDED A PAIR OF SHORTS TO GO TO BEEHIVE CAMP AND SO MY ELDEST SISTER BROUGHT HOME A PATTERN AND SOME MATERIAL, AND SHE SAYS, “HERE YOU ARE, JUNE.” AND SO I GOT OUT THE INSTRUCTIONS AND LEARNED.” MANCHAK SAID THE FOLLOWING OF HER MOTHER: "MY MOTHER TAUGHT HERSELF TO CROCHET BY LOOKING AT OTHER CROCHETING. I TAUGHT MYSELF EVENTUALLY TO CROCHET FROM AN INSTRUCTION BOOK… [THE EMBROIDERED LINEN] IS PART OF MY MOTHER. AND SHE ALWAYS LOVED PRETTY, BEAUTIFUL THINGS. AND BEING A PIONEER MOTHER, RAISING ELEVEN CHILDREN, SHE DID NOT HAVE VERY MUCH. AND SO, EVERY LITTLE THING SHE CHERISHED… WHERE I USED THREE THREADS AT THE BORDER, WHICH WAS DIVIDING IT IN HALF, MY MOTHER USED… DIVIDED IT IN THIRDS, TO SAVE ON THE THREAD… [MY MOTHER] WAS EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING IN LIFE. I MEAN THE LITTLE BIT OF TRAVELLING SHE WAS ABLE TO DO, AND SO APPRECIATIVE OF EVERYTHING… [MY MOTHER] WAS BORN IN BUTTE, MONTANA, AND SHE CAME UP HERE WITH HER PARENTS… HER DAD WAS A COAL MINER… BUT HE DIDN’T LIKE IT, BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH DIRTY WORK… AND HE AND HIS WIFE CAME UP WITH THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, WHICH WAS MY MOTHER. AND STARTED A RANCH OUT BY BEAZER... [AND] I’M THE BABY OF ELEVEN." FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130009002
Acquisition Date
2013-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041602
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
126
Width
90
Description
SMALL PADDED QUILT WITH DOUBLE PATTERN. ONE SIDE IS LIGHT BLUE WITH WHITE STRIPES AND BLUE AND RED FLOWERS. OTHER SIDE OF QUILT IS PINK WITH WHITE CIRCULAR SPOTS THAT HAVE FLORAL PATTERN AT CENTER OF EACH. INTERSPERSED AMONG CIRCULAR SHAPES ARE RECTANGULAR SHAPES MADE FROM SMALL BLACK CIRCLES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE BLANKET WAS MADE BY HER MOTHER SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING IN 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. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0264” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT.
Catalogue Number
P19970041602
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
COURTHOUSE STEP PATTERN
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1954
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110035000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COURTHOUSE STEP PATTERN
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1954
Materials
SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
172
Length
137.5
Width
0.6
Description
QUILT, COURTHOUSE STEPS PATTERN. TOP OF QUILT HAS SECTIONS OF COLOUR MADE WITH NINE RECTANGULAR PIECES SEWN TOGETHER TO CREATE A SQUARES. THIRTY COLOURED SQUARES ARE RED, BLUE, GREEN, BROWN, WHITE, ORANGE AND PURPLE. BETWEEN COLOURED SQUARES ARE YELLOW SQUARES MADE WITH NINE RECTANGULAR PIECES SEWN TOGETHER. BACK OF QUILT IS SINGLE PIECE OF GREEN FABRIC WITH PATTERNED MOTIF OF GIRL IN BLUE DRESS WITH YELLOW FLOWERS. BACKING WRAPS AROUND EDGE TO CREATE BOARDER ON FRONT. AREAS OF FABRIC LOSS ON WHITE, PURPLE, ORANGE AND YELLOW SECTIONS. HAND QUILTED IN TIGHT DIAMOND PATTERN WITH WHITE THREAD.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
AT TIME OF DONATION ON 30 NOVEMBER 2011, DONOR GERALADINE BUCHANAN STATED THAT SHE ACQUIRED THE QUILTS IN THE EARLY 2000S FROM OWNER SHEILA PETHERBRIDGE OF LETHBRIDGE. “SHE KNEW I WAS A QUILTER” SHE SAID WHEN SHE MADE THE DONATION, “AND SHE KNEW I WOULD TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM. SHE ENTRUSTED ME WITH VERY VALUABLE HERITAGE ITEMS AND I WAS HAPPY TO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY.” THE QUILTS, THE DONOR SAID, WERE HUNG AT THE GALT MUSEUM AS PART OF A SHOW IN 2003 AS WELL AS AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE IN 2011. A NOTE, HANDWRITTEN BY THE DONOR AND PROVIDED TO THE GALT AT THE POINT OF DONATION, INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION “THESE QUILTS WERE GIVEN TO ME BY SHELIA PETHERBRIDGE OF LETHBRIDGE, DAUGHTER OF MRS. MAURINE DANIEL AND MR. CHARLES DANIEL. THE QUILTS WERE MADE BY MAURINE IN APPROXIMATELY 1939-1954 AFTER SHE BECAME BLIND. HER SISTER, VIRGINIA TALBOT CUT OUT THE PIECES FOR MAURINE. PIECES ARE ALL HAND SEWN. FABRIC IS SILKS FROM SCRAPS FROM HER DAUGHTERS’ DRESSES. TWO OF THE DAUGHTERS SEWED ALL THE DRESSES FOR THE SIX GIRLS. MOTHER – MAURINE DID NOT SEW CLOTHING. TWO OF MAURINE’S SISTERS – VIRGINIA AND DOROTHY DESIGNED ALL THEIR CLOTHES. QUILTS WERE USED ON TWIN BEDS IN DANIELS FAMILY HOME.” MAURINE DANIEL’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IS DATED NOVEMBER 24, 1954 AND READS, “MRS. MAURINE DANIEL, 73, A PIONEER RESIDENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT AND A MEMBER OF A PROMINENT LETHBRIDGE FARMING FAMILY, DIED TUESDAY NIGHT IN A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A LONG ILLNESS. MRS. DANIEL LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1905, WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND, C.R. DANIEL, FIRST BEGAN FARMING JUST EAST OF THE CITY. BORN IN MACON, MISSOURI, ON JAN. 4, 1881, MRS. DANIEL LEFT HER HOME AT THE AGE OF 18 TO TEACH SCHOOL IN BIG TIMBER, MONT. IN 1903, SHE MARRIED MR. DANIEL IN BILLINGS, MONTANA. TWO YEARS LATER, THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE MR. DANIEL TOOK UP FARMING ON THE SITE OF THEIR PRESENT HOME ON THE COALDALE HIGHWAY JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY. THEY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE WHILE THEIR FARM HOME WAS BEING BUILT, MOVING OUT TO THE FARM IN 1910. MRS. DANIEL WAS PROMINENT IN MANY CIVIC ACTIVITIES. SHE WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE MATHESIS CLUB AND A MEMBER OF THE WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED CHURCH. BESIDES HER HUSBAND, MRS. DANIEL IS SURVIVED BY A SON, CHARLES ROLAND, JR., OF LETHBRIDGE; SIX DAUGHTERS, MRS. VIRGINIA L. TALBOTT OF LETHBRIDGE, MRS. DOROTHY Q. SAINTAMOUR OF MILFORD, CONN., MRS. DIXIE D. LEMIEUX OF WENATCHEE, WASH., MRS. VINCENT (ELIZABETH) HONAN OF CORONADA, CALIF., MRS. PATRICIA WALKER CASE OF SEATTLE, WASH., AND MRS. SHEILA LANE PETHERBRIDGE OF LETHBRIDGE; TWO SISTERS, MRS. LEILA LOOMIS OF GLENDALE, CALIF., AND MRS. NELL ALBERS OF HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF.; FIFTEEN GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD.” IN AN ARTICLE DESCRIBING THE CELEBRATION FOR THE NORLAND’S ONE HUNDREDTH YEAR PUBLISHED JULY 1, 2010, LISA DOERKSEN HAS WRITTEN, “BUILT IN 1910, THE SEVEN-BEDROOM, SEVEN-BATHROOM MANSION WAS THE DREAM HOME OF MISSOURI NATIVE CHARLES RONALD DANIEL AND HIS WIFE MAURINE. THE COUPLE PURCHASED 2,000 ACRES NORTH OF THE JAIL IN LETHBRIDGE, AND BUILT THE 7,500-SQUARE-FOOT, THREE STOREY COLONIAL MANSION. REMINISCENT OF HOMES COMMON IN THE DEEP–SOUTH, THE PRE–FABRICATED HOUSE WAS ORDERED FROM A LUMBERMAN’S CATALOGUE WITH EACH PIECE NUMBERED AND SHIPPED READY FOR ASSEMBLY. DANIEL RAN A DAIRY FARM ON THE PROPERTY WHICH BECAME A POPULAR LOCATION FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO GATHER.” RECORDED IN AN ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED IN 2006, “SHELIA LANE PETHERBRIDGE, LONG TIME MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PASSED AWAY [ON MARCH 22, 2006]. BORN SHELIA DANIELS, SHE WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN HISTORY AND NATURE CONSERVATION. HER CHILDHOOD HOME WAS NORLAND, BUILT BY HER FATHER IN THE 1900’S DIRECTLY NORTH OF THE LETHBRIDGE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE. SHEILA WAS MARRIED TO DOUGLAS PETHERBRIDGE, WHOM SHE MET DURING WORLD WAR II.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0266” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT.
Catalogue Number
P20110035000
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1902
Date Range To
1986
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950075007
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1902
Date Range To
1986
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66
Width
65.5
Description
WHITE COTTON SQUARE SHAM WITH LACE INSET IN SQUARE PATTERN. TRIM IS ALSO FINISHED WITH CRISS-CROSS PATTERN ON THREE SIDES, FOURTH SIDE CLOSES WITH 8 BUTTON-LIKE HOLES THAT MAY HAVE BEEN LACED CLOSED WITH RIBBON. HAS ONE YELLOW STAIN AND SMALL PATCH OF HOLES ON BACK.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS WERE CONTAINED IN A TRUNK BELONGING TO THE DONOR'S MOTHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1902 AND WAS RAISED ON A DOUKHOBOR COMMUNE UNTIL SHE AND FRED EVDOKIMOFF LEFT WHEN THEY WERE 18 YEARS OLD TO GET MARRIED. MANY OF THE ITEMS DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1900'S, WHILE OTHERS ARE MODERN AND DATE TO THE 1980'S. DONOR'S PARENTS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. MRS. EVDOKIMOFF DIED IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS OLD. *UPDATE* NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MET WITH DONOR WALLY EVDOKIMOFF IN 2010 TO DISCUSS HIS DONATION OF THE TRUNK AND ITS CONTENTS. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO EVDOKIMOFF, THE LACE AND THE FABRIC OF THE PILLOWCASES WAS LIKELY HAND MADE BY HIS MOTHER. HE SAID, "I KNOW THAT MY MOM HAD A SPINNING WHEEL, AND SHE ALSO HAD THE ABILITY TO TAKE WOOL AND THEY HAD SOME SORT OF COMB THAT THEY WOULD MAKE IT LONG (DONOR IS TALKING ABOUT CARDING PROCESS)... I REMEMBER THAT EVEN IN THE EARLY 1950'S HERE, SHE HAD THE ABILITY. LATER, MY GUESS IS THAT THEY WOULD BUY THE MATERIAL AND THEN DO THEIR WORK WITH IT... THESE THINGS, I SUSPECT, WERE MADE FROM SCRATCH, INCLUDING THE CLOTH." EVDOKIMOFF SAID THE SHAM WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR SHOW. IT WAS MOSTLY KEPT IN THE TRUNK (P19950075029) AS AN HEIRLOOM. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCSSORIES, INCLUDING THIS PILLOW SHAM DONATED BY WALLY EVDOKIMOFF. DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH PUNDYK IN 2018, EVDOKIMOFF STATED HIS FAMILY LIVED IN YORKTON, SASKATCHEWAN AND BRILLIANT, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THEY WERE MOST LIKELY A PART OF THE DOUKHOBOR COMMUNITIES IN THOSE AREAS. HE CONFIRMED THAT HIS PARENTS FIRST ARRIVED IN ALBERTA IN 1952.
Catalogue Number
P19950075007
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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