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Other Name
NEGLIGEE SET
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110012005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NEGLIGEE SET
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
SATIN, COTTON
No. Pieces
3
Description
1) H-118.5, L-90.5, W-2.4 IVORY DELUSTERED SATIN ROBE. COTTON BOBBINET LACE TRIM IN FOUR LAYERS AT CUFFS. LACE AROUND NECK AND FRONT EDGES. STACKED PINK AND GREEN RIBBON SEWED DOWN TO CREATE CIRCULAR MOTIFS AT THE WAIT. ON EACH SIDE ARE FABRIC TIES ATTACHED AT MOTIF. VARIOUS CREASING THROUGHOUT. 2) H-43.5, L-61, W-2.5 IVORY DELUSTERED SATIN BODICE. BOBBINET LACE AT SHOULDERS AND ALONG EDGES OF V-NECKLINE. STACKED RIBBON CIRCULAR MOTIF AT BOTTOM OF NECKLINE. SHAPING UNDER BUST AND AT SHOULDERS. REVERSE SHOULDER LACE HAS COME AWAY FROM FABRIC. RUST COLOURED STAINING ON REVERSE. VARIOUS CREASING THROUGHOUT. 3) H-105.5, L-83.5, W-1.3 IVORY DELUSTERED SATIN PANTS. WIDE LEG KIMONO CUT. COTTON BOBBINET LACE TRIM AT BOTTOM CUFFS. ELASTIC WAIST. REVERSE LEFT HAS SPLIT SEAM WITH EXPOSED ELASTIC. REVERSE RIGHT SEAM HAS STRETCHED AND FABRIC IS FRAYED. VARIOUS CREASING THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ROBE WAS OWNED AND WORN BY DONOR’S MOTHER MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR. FOR DETAILED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO DONOR'S FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE TO P20110012001.
Catalogue Number
P20110012005
Acquisition Date
2011-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980063023
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
40.2
Width
44.7
Description
WHITE COTTON CORSET. 2.5CM STRAP ON EACH SHOULDER; SCALLOPED EDGES. MID-STOMACH LENGTH; SCOOP NECKLINE. NINE HOOKS AND EYES AT FRONT CLOSURE. DARTS HAVE BEEN SEWN IN FRONT BODICE TO ADJUST SIZE. LINED WITH THINNER WHITE COTTON ALONG BACK PANEL. SHORT COTTON TIE WITH CLIP AT BOTTOM OF FRONT RIGHT PANEL. TWO LARGE HOLES IN BACK PATCHED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19950049001-GA. BELONGED TO DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER. *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
P19980063023
Acquisition Date
1990-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041600
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
82.5
Width
61
Description
IVORY COLORED RAYON NIGHTDRESS HAS WIDE SHOULDER STRAPS AND LACE EDGING AROUND UPPER EDGE OF BODICE. WHITE RIBBON IS INTERLACED THROUGH LACE EDGING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE NIGHTDRESS BELONGED TO HER MOTHER, LOIS, AND MAY HAVE BEEN PART OF AN ENSEMBLE GIVEN TO HER MOTHER AS A WEDDING SET. 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
P19970041600
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041694
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
44
Width
41
Description
CREAM COLORED LINEN CAMISOLE HAS STRAIGHT CUT BODICE AND TOP WTH NARROW LINEN STRAPS. TOP EDGE OF BODICE HAS OPEN WEAVE KNIT. BODICE OPENS DOWN FRONT WITH SEVEN BUTTONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAMISOLE BELONGED TO 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. 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
P19970041694
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19990053011
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC, LACE
No. Pieces
5
Length
90.3
Width
41.8
Description
CORSET IS PINK. MAIN PART OF CORSET IS MADE OUT OF A STRETCHY MATERIAL. HAS TWO SEAMS DOWN EACH THE FRONT AND BACK. TOP OF CORSET IS MADE OUT OF 9.8CM WIDE, BEIGE LACE. ON CENTER BACK THERE IS A GAP IN LACE WITHIN WHICH ARE FOUR HORIZONTAL STRIPS OF BROWN AND PINK MATERIAL. UNDERNEATH BEIGE LACE IS A ROW OF SMALL PINK AND GREEN EMBROIDERED FLOWERS. THERE ARE TWO PINK STRAPS AT TOP OF CORSET; THEY ARE ATTACHED TO BACK AND BUTTON IN FRONT. A WHITE TAG ON INSIDE BOTTOM OF CORSET WITH PURPLE EMBROIDERY, READS "SHEATHALO REGD 32 BUST MADE IN ENGLAND". A SMALLER TAG NEXT TO THIS ONE READS "TO REPEAT PLEASE QUOTE NO P. F". BUTTONED TO BOTTOM OF CORSET ARE FOUR, ADJUSTABLE, PINK STRAPS (GARTERS). THE FREE END OF EACH STRAP HAS A METAL HOOK AND OFF-WHITE BUTTON FOR ATTACHING STOCKINGS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CONSTRUCTION OF CORSET SUGGESTS 1920S ORIGIN; HAS NO BONING. 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. “CORSET CONSTRUCTION, WITH NO BONING, SUGGESTS 1920S ORIGIN. IT SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR POSSIBLE COSTUME REPRODUCTION-WHICH DID NOT CONSTRICT THE WAIST, YET FLATTENED THE CHEST, IN ORDER TO PRODUCE A MORE GIRLISH FIGURE. “
Catalogue Number
P19990053011
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MEN'S UNDERGARMENT
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990020003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MEN'S UNDERGARMENT
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1946
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Length
41.9
Width
38.3
Description
OFF-WHITE, STRETCHY MATERIAL. WAISTBAND IS LIGHT KHAKI COLOURED. HAS A BUTTON FLY CLOSURE (THREE WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS). A WHITE TAG IS SEWN ONTO FRONT OF WAISTBAND; IT READS "ATLANTIC" IN NAVY BLUE. ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS TAG IS A SMALLER TAG THAT READS "32" IN BLACK. THERE IS AN EXTRA STRIP OF MATERIAL SEWN HORIZONTALLY TO THE SIDES OF WAISTBAND. STAMPED INSIDE WAISTBAND IS A "C" WITH AN UPWARDS ARROW WITHIN IT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
STANDARD CANADIAN MILITARY ISSUE. SEE P19990020001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF BOXER SHORTS DONATED BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, BRANCH #4. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALLAN MCKAGUE WAS BORN IN WEYBURN, SK ON JANUARY 4, 1919, THE SON OF LAWSON AND BEATRICE MCKAGUE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ON MAY 10, 1942, HE WAS MARRIED TO HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART NORMA DAHL AND THE COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR 63RD ANNIVERSARY IN 2005. ACCORDING TO ALLAN’S OBITUARY, HE “TRAINED AS AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC IN BURBANK, CA MOVING TO VANCOUVER TO WORK FOR BOEING AIRCRAFT. HE LATER SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY AT BOTH PETAWAWA AND KINGSTON, ON PRIOR TO BEING DEPLOYED TO LONDON, ENGLAND. AFTER THE WAR ALLAN WORKED IN MCKAGUE’S GENERAL STORE IN VICEROY, SK AND LATER FOR CONFEDERATION LINE.” ALLAN AND NORMA MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1972, WHERE ALLAN WORKED AT BENY’S CHEV OLDS UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1984. ALLAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON MARCH 6, 2006. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990020003
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739378000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
64
Description
SIZE SMALL. WHITE. WHITE EYELET RUFFLE ON LEG OPENINGS. LEGS JOINED ONLY AT BACK WAIST BAND, CROTCH IS OPEN, FRONT WAIST FASTENS WITH TIES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739378000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19739379000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, RIBBON
No. Pieces
1
Length
43
Description
WHITE. SIZE: 10. WOMEN'S CORSET COVER OR CAMISOLE. 3 BUTTON FRONT (2 MISSING). COTTON EYELET TRIM ON NECK & BODICE FRONT. RIBBON THREADED THROUGH NECK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF. 1927 EATON'S CATALOG
Catalogue Number
P19739379000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NET, LACE, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19739380000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
NET, LACE, RIBBON
No. Pieces
1
Length
17.5
Width
38
Description
WHITE. SIZE: 10 WOMEN'S CORSET COVER OR CAMISOLE LACE TRIM ON ARMHOLES, NECKLINE AND FRONT OPENING. PINK RIBBON AT NECK OPENING, WHITE TIE THROUGH WAIST. 3 HOOK FRONT OPENING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF. EATON'S 1927 CATALOG.
Catalogue Number
P19739380000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, CROCHET
Catalogue Number
P19739384000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, CROCHET
No. Pieces
1
Length
47
Description
BEIGE. WOMEN'S CORSET COVER OR CAMISOLE. HAND CROCHETED LACE STRAPS AND BODICE TOP. ELASTIC THROUGH WAIST.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF. EATON'S 1927 CATALOG.
Catalogue Number
P19739384000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739377000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
92.7
Width
30.3
Description
SLEEVELESS SLIP, EMPIRE WAIST, SCALLOPED HEM WITH EYELET NEEDLEWORK, NECK EYELET & RIBBON NEEDLEWORK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739377000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739376000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
90.2
Width
20.5
Description
PLAIN WHITE SLIP WITH NARROW STRAPS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739376000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BLOOMERS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19940034007
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLOOMERS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.5
Width
59
Description
MAUVE COTTON KNIT DRAWERS HAVE ELASTIC WAIST WITH SEAMS RUNNING DOWN THE CENTRE IN THE FRONT AND BACK. THE SEAMS THEN RUN ON THE INSIDE OF THE LEGS. IN THE CROTCH IS A DIAMOND SHAPED PIECE OF MATERIAL INSERTED FOR EXTRA SPACE. HAS A STRAIGHT HEM TOWARDS THE TOP OF THE THIGH. COLOUR IS FADED. HAS SMALL HOLES IN THE CROTCH AND ALONG THE WAIST. SEAM AROUND ELASTIC IS COMING LOOSE IN TWO PLACES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE FILE P19940034001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY GLADYS CLAY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. GLADYS CLAY WAS RAISED ON A FARM OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED SCHOOL IN A ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE IN CRYSTAL LAKE. AT THE AGE OF 14 SHE WAS SENT TO LETHBRIDGE TO LIVE WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SO THAT SHE COULD ATTEND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. ON NOVEMBER 17, 1945 GLADYS WAS MARRIED TO DONALD “DON” CLAY. GLADYS WAS THE DAUGHTER OF OSCAR WILLETS AND ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD). GLADYS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014. HER HUSBAND DON CLAY PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 8, 2008 AT THE AGE OF 93. OSCAR WILLETS WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ENGLAND, MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. IN 1915 HE JOINED THE 39TH BATTALION AND SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WWI. HE WORKED AS A MINER AT NO. 6 MINE FOLLOWING THE WAR, THEN AS A FARMER IN THE SUNNYSIDE DISTRICT STARTING IN 1926. HE RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1954. OSCAR PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 22, 1975. ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LONDON, ENGLAND, AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. ALICE WAS MARRIED TO OSCAR WILLETS ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1919. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ALBERT ARNOLD AND ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ALICE WILLETS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON AUGUST 26, 1982. ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN HAVERSHAM, KENT, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 IN AUGUST 1957. ALBERT ARNOLD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 50. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON JULY 31, 1924 RECOUNTS THE ACCIDENT THAT CAUSED HIS DEATH: “THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD … AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, OCCURRED LAST NIGHT AT 9:45 AT THE GALT HOSPITAL. MR. ARNOLD WAS ENGAGED IN TRIMMING TREES IN FRONT OF 649 12TH ST., WHEN HE FELL FROM THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS WORKING AND STRUCK THE SIDEWALK WITH HIS HEAD, BEING RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS, FROM WHICH STATE HE NEVER EMERGED. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE GALT HOSPITAL WHERE AN EXAMINATION REVEALED A SLIGHT FRACTURE OF THE SKULL. HE WAS OPERATED ON IN THE AFTERNOON IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF HIS BRAIN CAUSED BY THE FRACTURE, BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS, AND HE DIED AT 9:45PM. MR. ARNOLD, WHO WAS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE, HAD BEEN IN THE CITY THIRTEEN YEARS AND HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON AND OFF FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ONLY THE DAY BEFORE HE HAD CELEBRATED THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MARRIAGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM AUGUST 1, 1924 DISCUSSES THE ACCIDENT FURTHER: “AT AN ENQUIRY HELD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE MAGISTRATE BARKER AS TO WHETHER AN INQUEST ON THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD WOULD BE NECESSARY, THE MAGISTRATE DECIDED THAT IT WAS A CASE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE GIVEN, DECEASED ON HAD A 13 FOOT FALL FROM THE POINT OF THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS STANDING AT THE TIME HE WAS CUTTING TREES ON TWELFTH ST. SOUTH. GEORGE EDWARDS, WHO WAS HOLDING THE LADDER FOR THE DECEASED, DEPOSED TO HIS HAVING A STRONG GRIP ON IT AND TO ITS NOT SLIPPING. THE DECEASED WAS PRUNING OFF THE LIGHT BRANCHES WITH A PRUNING HOOK AND WAS NOT USING A SAW. ANYTHING OF THE THEORY OF HIS BEING ELECTROCUTED BY THE ELECTRIC WIRES WAS DISSIPATED BY THE EVIDENCE OF ED THEOBALD OF THE CITY ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT, WHO SAID THAT THE WIRE WAS AWAY ABOVE THE TOP OF THE TREE. IT IS PRESUMED THAT DECEASED, WHO HAD NOT BEEN VERY WELL LATELY, HAD A SUDDEN FIT OF VERTIGO. DEATH, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL EVIDENCE, RESULTED FROM HEMORRHAGE OF THE BRAIN CAUSED BY THE HEAD OF THE DECEASED STRIKING THE CURB.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P19940034007
Acquisition Date
1994-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19940034008
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
104
Width
92.5
Description
WHITE COTTON SLIP HAS ROUNDED NECK WITH CROCHETED TRIM THAT HAS A FINE LACE TRIM. A STRING IS THREADED THROUGH THE CROCHETED SQUARES. YOKE HAS ALTERNATING ROWS OF PETAL THEN FLOWER AND LEAF EYELET LACE. YOKE SEAM HAS A BAND OF THE SAME CROCHETED PATTERN AROUND BODY. SKIRT THEN FLARES SLIGHTLY TOWARDS THE FLOOR WITH EYELET LACE FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE SKIRT DOWN. HAS SAME ALTERNATING ROWS OF EYELET LACE AS ON YOKE, WITH THE LAST THREE ROWS BEING MORE COMPLEX AND VINE-LIKE. THE BOTTOM IS SCALLOPED. BACK IS IDENTICAL EXCEPT NECK DOES NOT HAVE CROCHETED TRIM, JUST THE LACE. ALSO HAS THREE TOP DARTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NECK. IS SLEEVELESS WITH LACE TRIM ARMHOLES. LACE AND CROCHETED AREAS ARE TORN IN PLACES. STRING THROUGH THE NECKLINE IS BROKEN IN FRONT, AND APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN TIED TOGETHER TO BE FIXED ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE FILE P19940034001-GA. HANDMADE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY GLADYS CLAY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. GLADYS CLAY WAS RAISED ON A FARM OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED SCHOOL IN A ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE IN CRYSTAL LAKE. AT THE AGE OF 14 SHE WAS SENT TO LETHBRIDGE TO LIVE WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SO THAT SHE COULD ATTEND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. ON NOVEMBER 17, 1945 GLADYS WAS MARRIED TO DONALD “DON” CLAY. GLADYS WAS THE DAUGHTER OF OSCAR WILLETS AND ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD). GLADYS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014. HER HUSBAND DON CLAY PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 8, 2008 AT THE AGE OF 93. OSCAR WILLETS WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ENGLAND, MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. IN 1915 HE JOINED THE 39TH BATTALION AND SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WWI. HE WORKED AS A MINER AT NO. 6 MINE FOLLOWING THE WAR, THEN AS A FARMER IN THE SUNNYSIDE DISTRICT STARTING IN 1926. HE RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1954. OSCAR PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 22, 1975. ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LONDON, ENGLAND, AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. ALICE WAS MARRIED TO OSCAR WILLETS ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1919. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ALBERT ARNOLD AND ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ALICE WILLETS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON AUGUST 26, 1982. ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN HAVERSHAM, KENT, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 IN AUGUST 1957. ALBERT ARNOLD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 50. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON JULY 31, 1924 RECOUNTS THE ACCIDENT THAT CAUSED HIS DEATH: “THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD … AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, OCCURRED LAST NIGHT AT 9:45 AT THE GALT HOSPITAL. MR. ARNOLD WAS ENGAGED IN TRIMMING TREES IN FRONT OF 649 12TH ST., WHEN HE FELL FROM THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS WORKING AND STRUCK THE SIDEWALK WITH HIS HEAD, BEING RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS, FROM WHICH STATE HE NEVER EMERGED. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE GALT HOSPITAL WHERE AN EXAMINATION REVEALED A SLIGHT FRACTURE OF THE SKULL. HE WAS OPERATED ON IN THE AFTERNOON IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF HIS BRAIN CAUSED BY THE FRACTURE, BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS, AND HE DIED AT 9:45PM. MR. ARNOLD, WHO WAS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE, HAD BEEN IN THE CITY THIRTEEN YEARS AND HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON AND OFF FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ONLY THE DAY BEFORE HE HAD CELEBRATED THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MARRIAGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM AUGUST 1, 1924 DISCUSSES THE ACCIDENT FURTHER: “AT AN ENQUIRY HELD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE MAGISTRATE BARKER AS TO WHETHER AN INQUEST ON THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD WOULD BE NECESSARY, THE MAGISTRATE DECIDED THAT IT WAS A CASE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE GIVEN, DECEASED ON HAD A 13 FOOT FALL FROM THE POINT OF THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS STANDING AT THE TIME HE WAS CUTTING TREES ON TWELFTH ST. SOUTH. GEORGE EDWARDS, WHO WAS HOLDING THE LADDER FOR THE DECEASED, DEPOSED TO HIS HAVING A STRONG GRIP ON IT AND TO ITS NOT SLIPPING. THE DECEASED WAS PRUNING OFF THE LIGHT BRANCHES WITH A PRUNING HOOK AND WAS NOT USING A SAW. ANYTHING OF THE THEORY OF HIS BEING ELECTROCUTED BY THE ELECTRIC WIRES WAS DISSIPATED BY THE EVIDENCE OF ED THEOBALD OF THE CITY ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT, WHO SAID THAT THE WIRE WAS AWAY ABOVE THE TOP OF THE TREE. IT IS PRESUMED THAT DECEASED, WHO HAD NOT BEEN VERY WELL LATELY, HAD A SUDDEN FIT OF VERTIGO. DEATH, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL EVIDENCE, RESULTED FROM HEMORRHAGE OF THE BRAIN CAUSED BY THE HEAD OF THE DECEASED STRIKING THE CURB.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P19940034008
Acquisition Date
1994-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON VOILE, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19880059001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON VOILE, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
38.0
Width
45.0
Description
LACE BUTTONS. MACHINE STITCHED FRENCH SEAMS, BUTTON SHOULDERS. HAND CROCHETED TRIM AROUND NECK & ARMS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WORN BY DONOR AS INFANT TO 3 YRS. OLD. BORN 1921. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF TALKED WITH THE DONOR, DORIS SCHEIBNER, WITH REGARD TO HER DONATIONS. SEE BELOW. SCHEIBNER USED THE PETTICOAT IN SEDGEWICK, AB AT TWO YEARS OF AGE, IN 1923. SHE ONLY USED IT FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE SHE GREW OUT OF IT. HER MOTHER PROBABLY WOULD HAVE MADE THE PETTICOAT. SHE WOULD HAVE PURCHASED THE MATERIAL AT SEDGWICK’S LOCAL STORE, WHICH SOLD A VARIETY OF GOODS. “I DON’T THINK THEY WOULD BE EVERYDAY DRESSES,” SHE SAID. IT WAS LIKELY THIS WAS FOR A SUNDAY DRESS. SCHEIBNER SAID, “SUNDAY WAS A DAY TO BE BETTER DRESSED AFTER THE SATURDAY NIGHT BATH. I WAS THE ONLY GIRL IN THE FAMILY SO MY MOTHER PROBABLY LIKED TO DRESS ME UP A LITTLE BIT.” SUNDAY WAS THE DAY HER FATHER GROUND THE GRAIN FOR THE PIGS. HER MOTHER TRIED TO KEEP THE DAY SPECIAL BY SERVING DIFFERENT MEALS OR SOMETIMES HAVING VISITORS. NOBODY ELSE EVER USED THE PETTICOAT. AFTER SCHEIBNER GREW OUT OF IT HER MOTHER PUT IT ON A SHELF SOMEWHERE UPSTAIRS. SCHEIBNER INHERITED THE PETTICOAT WHEN SHE WAS MARRIED. IT HUNG IN THE CLOSET UNTIL SHE GAVE IT TO THE GALT MUSEUM. SHE DONATED IT BECAUSE IT WAS OLD. SEE P19880059010 FOR FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880059001
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON VOILE, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19880059002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON VOILE, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.0
Width
44.0
Description
LACE BUTTONS. MACHINE STITCHED. FRENCH SEAMS. SHIFT WITH BUTTON SHOULDERS. HAND CROCHETED HEM. GROWTH PLEAT, ABOVE GATHERED FLOUNCE. SEVERAL SMALL HOLES IN FABRIC. (SHOULDERS & ABOVE PLEAT).
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WORN BY DONOR, INFANT TO 3 YRS. OLD. BORN 1921. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF TALKED WITH THE DONOR, DORIS SCHEIBNER, WITH REGARD TO HER DONATIONS. SEE BELOW. SCHEIBNER USED THE PETTICOAT IN SEDGEWICK, AB AT TWO YEARS OF AGE, IN 1923. SHE ONLY USED IT FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE SHE GREW OUT OF IT. HER MOTHER PROBABLY WOULD HAVE MADE THE PETTICOAT. SHE WOULD HAVE PURCHASED THE MATERIAL AT SEDGWICK’S LOCAL STORE, WHICH SOLD A VARIETY OF GOODS. “I DON’T THINK THEY WOULD BE EVERYDAY DRESSES,” SHE SAID. IT WAS LIKELY THIS WAS FOR A SUNDAY DRESS. SCHEIBNER SAID, “SUNDAY WAS A DAY TO BE BETTER DRESSED AFTER THE SATURDAY NIGHT BATH. I WAS THE ONLY GIRL IN THE FAMILY SO MY MOTHER PROBABLY LIKED TO DRESS ME UP A LITTLE BIT.” SUNDAY WAS THE DAY HER FATHER GROUND THE GRAIN FOR THE PIGS. HER MOTHER TRIED TO KEEP THE DAY SPECIAL BY SERVING DIFFERENT MEALS OR SOMETIMES HAVING VISITORS. NOBODY ELSE EVER USED THE PETTICOAT. AFTER SCHEIBNER GREW OUT OF IT HER MOTHER PUT IT ON A SHELF SOMEWHERE UPSTAIRS. SCHEIBNER INHERITED THE PETTICOAT WHEN SHE WAS MARRIED. IT HUNG IN THE CLOSET UNTIL SHE GAVE IT TO THE GALT MUSEUM. SHE DONATED IT BECAUSE IT WAS OLD. SEE P19880059010 FOR FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880059002
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, OAK
Catalogue Number
P19960012000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, OAK
No. Pieces
1
Height
122.5
Length
50.8
Width
41.2
Description
UPRIGHT OAK DOLLY WITH STEEL PANELS ON FRONT OF RUNGS AND STRUTS. TWO STEEL WHEELS AND AXEL AT BOTTOM, WITH BENT STEEL RODS BELOW HANDLES WHICH ACT AS LEGS WHEN DOLLY IS POSITIONED HORIZONTALLY. STEEL PARTS PAINTED GREEN, WITH SOME PAINT CHIPPED AND WORN OFF, ESPECIALLY ON WHEELS. STENCILLED IN BLACK ON TOP RUNG IS "01-2", WITH "70 LBS." ON SECOND RUNG. BOTH SIDES OF DOLLY PAINTED WITH RED RECTANGLE READING "THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS-MORSE COMPANY LIMITED". NAMEPLATE ON INSIDE OF LEFT HANDLE READS "MANUFACTURED BY THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS-MORSE COMPANY LIMITED" WITH LIST OF CANADIAN CITIES. WHITE PAINT SPLATTER ON LEFT HANDLE. WOOD SURFACE IS SCRATCHED THROUGHOUT, AND STEEL PARTS HAVE CONSIDERABLE CORROSION WHERE PAINT HAS WORN.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-HUMAN-POWERED
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FOUND BY DONOR IN MINE ON HIS SUMMER PROPERTY IN THE BEAVER MINES AREA. MINE WAS ABANDONED AFTER WWII DUE TO LOW GRADE OF COAL. ITEMS SALVAGED BY DONOR PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE U OF L (PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR) TO THE WEST COAST IN 1996.
Catalogue Number
P19960012000
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073162
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
49.4
Width
62
Description
WHITE COTTON BABY'S SLIP. TATTED INSETS AT YOKE, AND TATTING ALONG HEM. EYELET PATTERN ON SLIGHTLY RUFFLED HEMLINE; THIN LACE TRIM ON NECKLINE AND SHORT SLEEVES. TWO OPALESCENT BUTTONS FASTEN AT BACK. FABRIC IS WORN AND TEARING ALONG SEAMS. LARGE TEAR IN RIGHT SHOULDER. SEVERAL RUST STAINS, DETERIORATING FABRIC WHERE THEY APPEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19950073161/163-GA FOR RELATED ARTIFACTS. *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
P19950073162
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950075009
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.3
Width
40.5
Description
WHITE COTTON CAMISOLE WITH A CROCHETED UPPER PORTION ABOVE CHEST, INCLUDING STRAPS, WITH BUTTERFLIES IN THE PATTERN. TRIM AROUND COLLAR AND ARM OPENINGS IS FINISHED WITH A SCALLOPED EDGE. CAMISOLE HAS A DIRTY MARK ON THE FRONT LOWER RIGHT, BUT OTHERWISE IS CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
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 CAMISOLE WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO HIS MOTHER. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HAND MADE AND SAVED AS AN HEIRLOOM. HE THOUGHT SHE MIGHT HAVE WORN IT AT ONE TIME BUT LATER "PUT IT AWAY FOR SAFE KEEPING." SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCSSORIES, INCLUDING A TOILET SET AND JACKET 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
P19950075009
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SKIRT AND BLOOMER SET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20000085003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKIRT AND BLOOMER SET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
120.0
Width
48.0
Description
1. BLOOMERS. NAVY BLUE, WITH WHITE TRIM. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR, WITH FOUR ROWS OF WHITE TRIM ON IT. FRONT OPENING, TO JUST BELOW WAISTLINE, CLOSES WITH 6 BLACK, BAKELITE BUTTONS. FRONT CLOSURE HAS TWO ROWS OF WHITE TRIM ON IT. SHORT SLEEVES ALSO HAVE TWO ROWS OF WHITE TRIM ON THEM. THERE IS A WORN AND FRAYED, WHITE CLOTH TAG INSIDE BACK OF NECKLINE. ONE LEG HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY BLEACHED AND BLOOMERS HAVE NUMEROUS WORN SPOTS AND HOLES THROUGHOUT. 2. SKIRT. NAVY BLUE WITH WHITE TRIM. GO WITH ABOVE BLOOMERS. WAISTBAND HAS 5 BUTTONHOLES AROUND IT. BACK OF SKIRT HAS AN OPENING WITN NO CLOSURE. BACK OF SKIRT HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY BLEACHED. ALSO HAS NUMEROUS WORN SPOTS AND HOLES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P20000085001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BLOUSE DONATED BY BEV NAGATA. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. BEVERLY “BEV” NAGATA IS THE DAUGHTER OF FREDRICK I. SAUTER AND NORA JEAN SAUTER (NEE MCCOY). FREDRICK “FRED” I. SAUTER WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 12, 1920, THE SON OF CHARLES SR. AND MARY SAUTER (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS THE FIRST BABY BORN IN THE TOWN OF VAUXHALL, AB. HE OWNED AND OPERATED SAUTER’S GENERAL SUPPLIES FOR THREE TO FOUR DECADES. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON NOVEMBER 9, 2008. NORA JEAN SAUTER (NEE MCCOY) WAS BORN IN PORT ALBERNI, BC ON APRIL 1, 1913, THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND HATTIE MCCOY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND TWIN OF DAVID MCCOY. SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN EDMONTON AND GRADUATED FROM THE EDMONTON GENERAL HOSPITAL AS A NURSE. SHE ALSO ATTENDED MCGILL UNIVERSITY AND RECEIVED A DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING. SHE BEGAN AS A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IN VAUXHALL, IN 1940. SHE WAS MARRIED TO FRED SAUTER ON AUGUST 20, 1942. NORA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 90 ON JULY 10, 2003. CHARLES R. SAUTER SR. WAS THE FIRST RESIDENT OF VAUXHALL AND WORKED FOR THE PIONEER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS ALSO REPORTEDLY THE FIRST RESIDENT OF VAUXHALL TO OWN A CAR. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 ON AUGUST 4, 1969. MARY SAUTER (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON FEBRUARY 3, 1978. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000085003
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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