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Other Name
MATERNITY APRON
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19739399000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MATERNITY APRON
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
LINEN, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Length
113.5
Width
56
Description
BLACK LINEN WITH BLACK VELVET RIBBON ON YOKE, SLEEVES, & RUFFLE. 3 SNAP FASTENERS ON BACK. LOWER PART IS OPEN. RUFFLE AROUND HEM. VELVET WEARING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
POSSIBLE MOURNING FUNCTION GIVEN BLACK COLOUR.
Catalogue Number
P19739399000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19740069000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE: MEDIUM. HANDMADE. UKRAINIAN FLORAL & GEOMETRIC PATTERNS DONE IN TRADITIONAL CROSS-STITCH ON WHITE. PINK CROCHET THREAD USED AT NECK TO MAKE LOOPED PATTERN TO THREAD A DRAWSTRING. DRAWSTRING MADE OF INTERTWINED PINK, RED & GREEN THREAD WITH 2 POMPONS AT ENDS OF PINK, GREEN, RED, WHITE, WINE & ORANGE. ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES, GATHERED WITH ELASTIC & TRIMMED WITH PINK CROCHET.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
SENT TO DONOR FROM HUSBAND'S NIECE, MRS. STEFFA HOROBEC, WHO LIVES IN WESTERN UKRAINE, VILLAGE OF ZELENA, COUNTY OF TERNOPOL.
Catalogue Number
P19740069000
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110012003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
44
Length
115.2
Width
1.3
Description
APRON WITH WHITE COTTON LAWN WITH MACHINE EYELETS AND EMBROIDERY. PROBABLY WAS PRODUCED IN A PANEL SO DRESSMAKER (OR HOME SEWER) CUT THE MAIN PIECES OUT ALONG EDGES OF EMBROIDERY AND SEWED PIECES TOGETHER. THIS IS EVIDENT IN ATTACHMENTS OF TIES. TIES ATTACHED BY HAND. REPAIR AT TOP CENTRE FROM. TIES HEMMED BY MACHINE
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
APRON WAS OWNED AND USED BY DONOR’S GRANDMOTHER EDNA LOUISE TAYLOR NEE PRINCE BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1916. FOR DETAILED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO DONOR'S FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE TO P20110012001.
Catalogue Number
P20110012003
Acquisition Date
2011-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
P19860029001-002-GA, P19860022000-0028000-GA, SKIRT AND APRON (SET) P19860034000-0036000-GA
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1860
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19860029000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19860029001-002-GA, P19860022000-0028000-GA, SKIRT AND APRON (SET) P19860034000-0036000-GA
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1860
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 SKIRT. 100.5(L) X 36(W - WAIST) COTTON, LINEN. CREAM, RUST, MAUVE, BLUE, GOLD, BLACK. SIZE: MEDIUM. HAND SPUN AND WOVEN PLEATED SKIRT, PLEATS SEWN DOWN TO HIP LINE. BLACK WAISTBAND, BUTTONS ON LEFT SIDE WITH 1 BUTTON. GEOMETRIC DESIGNS RUN HORIZONTALLY AROUND SKIRT. BASIC COLOUR IS CREAM. .2 APRON. 72(L - W/O TIES) X 62(W- BOTTOM HEM) COTTON, WOOL. BURGUNDY, GREY, BLUE, WHITE, GREEN, RED AND YELLOW. HAND WOVEN, BURGUNDY BACKGROUND, 5 BLUE AND WHITE VERTICAL STRIPES. 5 VERTICAL ROWS OF WOOL EMBROIDERED FLOWERS, RED/WHITE, RED/YELLOW, GREEN LEAVES AND STEMS. ATTACHED TO GREY WAISTBAND WHICH BUTTON ON LEFT SIDE WITH AN AQUA BUTTON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE DONOR ESTIMATES THE COSTUME TO BE 150 YEARS OLD, IT WAS MADE BY HER ANCESTRAL MATERNAL GREAT-GRANDMOTHER (6 GENERATIONS BACK). THE COSTUME IS ENTIRELY HANDMADE AND EXEMPLIFIES FINE FOLK ART. THE ORNATELY DECORATED APRON IS CONSIDERED THE "HEART" OF LITHUANIA COSTUMES.
Catalogue Number
P19860029000
Acquisition Date
1985-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870047004
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
128.0
Width
74.4
Description
BIB TYPE APRON, EMBROIDERED FLOWER DESIGN POCKETS (2) & TRIM. HANDMADE BUTTON FASTENERS. 3 OF 4 BUTTONS MISSING. EDGES OF APRON STITCHED WITH BLACK THREAD.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
CZECHOSLOVAKIA OR ALBERTA? LUCHANSKY FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, LETHBRIDGE AREA, IN 1903 AND WORKED AREA COAL MINES. ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO MR. LENARD LUCHANSKY AND SOME WERE MADE BY HIS MOTHER (NEE CHUMIKEITHER) IN CANADA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THREE APRONS DONATED BY ALICE LUCHANSKY. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALICE LUCHANSKY (NEE KRISH) IS THE DAUGHTER OF LADDIE KRISH AND MAGDALENA ALMA KRISH (NEE CERNEY). LADDIE WAS BORN IN BOHEMIA ON JUNE 6, 1903 AND MOVED TO COLEMAN IN 1908. HE PASSED AWAY AT 81 ON JANUARY 15, 1985. ALMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 25, 1986, AT THE AGE OF 76. ALICE IS MARRIED TO LEONARD LUCHANSKY. LEONARD LUCHANSKY IS THE SON OF MICHAEL LUCHANSKY AND CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK). MICHAEL WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON NOVEMBER 18, 1901 AND HAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 42 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 3, 1946. CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK) PASSED AWAY AT AGE 95 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A ROMPER. A CUSHION COVER, AND A DISH TOWEL. AN OBITUARY ON THE LETHBRIDGE'S EVERGREEN CREMATION SERVICES WEBPAGE WAS FOUND FOR THE DONOR, ALICE MAY LUCHANSKY. SHE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 2 MAY 2017 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19870047004
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870047005
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
108.0
Width
103.0
Description
BIB TYPE APRON, CROCHET TRIM & TIE RIBBON. HANDMADE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ALBERTA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. LUCHANSKY FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, LETHBRIDGE AREA, IN 1903 AND WORKED AREA COAL MINES. ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO MR. LENARD LUCHANSKY AND SOME WERE MADE BY HIS MOTHER (NEE CHUMIKEITHER) IN CANADA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THREE APRONS DONATED BY ALICE LUCHANSKY. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALICE LUCHANSKY (NEE KRISH) IS THE DAUGHTER OF LADDIE KRISH AND MAGDALENA ALMA KRISH (NEE CERNEY). LADDIE WAS BORN IN BOHEMIA ON JUNE 6, 1903 AND MOVED TO COLEMAN IN 1908. HE PASSED AWAY AT 81 ON JANUARY 15, 1985. ALMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 25, 1986, AT THE AGE OF 76. ALICE IS MARRIED TO LEONARD LUCHANSKY. LEONARD LUCHANSKY IS THE SON OF MICHAEL LUCHANSKY AND CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK). MICHAEL WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON NOVEMBER 18, 1901 AND HAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 42 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 3, 1946. CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK) PASSED AWAY AT AGE 95 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A ROMPER. A CUSHION COVER, AND A DISH TOWEL. AN OBITUARY ON THE LETHBRIDGE'S EVERGREEN CREMATION SERVICES WEBPAGE WAS FOUND FOR THE DONOR, ALICE MAY LUCHANSKY. SHE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 2 MAY 2017 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19870047005
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870047006
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66.0
Width
52.0
Description
HALF APRON, PINK AND WHITE CROCHET EDGING AND CORNERS, HANDMADE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
LUCHANSKY FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, LETHBRIDGE AREA, IN 1903 AND WORKED AREA COAL MINES. ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO MR. LENARD LUCHANSKY AND SOME WERE MADE BY HIS MOTHER (NEE CHUMIKEITHER) IN CANADA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THREE APRONS DONATED BY ALICE LUCHANSKY. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALICE LUCHANSKY (NEE KRISH) IS THE DAUGHTER OF LADDIE KRISH AND MAGDALENA ALMA KRISH (NEE CERNEY). LADDIE WAS BORN IN BOHEMIA ON JUNE 6, 1903 AND MOVED TO COLEMAN IN 1908. HE PASSED AWAY AT 81 ON JANUARY 15, 1985. ALMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 25, 1986, AT THE AGE OF 76. ALICE IS MARRIED TO LEONARD LUCHANSKY. LEONARD LUCHANSKY IS THE SON OF MICHAEL LUCHANSKY AND CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK). MICHAEL WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON NOVEMBER 18, 1901 AND HAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 42 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 3, 1946. CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK) PASSED AWAY AT AGE 95 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A ROMPER. A CUSHION COVER, AND A DISH TOWEL. AN OBITUARY ON THE LETHBRIDGE'S EVERGREEN CREMATION SERVICES WEBPAGE WAS FOUND FOR THE DONOR, ALICE MAY LUCHANSKY. SHE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 2 MAY 2017 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19870047006
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19900027000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.2
Description
ANGORA WOOL COVERED LEATHER CHAPS. PADDED WITH COTTON CANVAS LINING. BELT LEATHER TOOLED IN BASKET WEAVE OR CROSS-HATCH PATTERN. C/W STEEL BUCKLE. PORTION OF BELT MISSING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
DONOR STATES CHAPS MADE & PURCHASED IN OREGON. PURCHASED BY GEORGE LOMAS ABOUT 1908 IN LAWRENCE A TOWN NEAR PORTLAND. FARMED IN BURDETT AREA. USED TO PROTECT A RIDERS LEGS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS PAIR OF CHAPS DONATED BY GEORGE LOMAS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN COMPILED USING INFORMATION FOUND ON THE “FIND A GRAVE” WEBSITE AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVES. ACCORDING TO HIS HEADSTONE, LOMAS WAS BORN IN 1888. HIS OBITUARY STATES HE ARRIVED IN ALBERTA FROM PHILADELPHIA IN 1907, FIRST WORKING ON THE CPR’S HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE AS A COOK THEN GOING ON TO RIDE WITH WHITNEY RANCHES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE THEN BEGAN HOMESTEADING IN THE BOW ISLAND AREA IN 1908. HE MARRIED CECILIA “AMY” POWELL OF IRON SPRINGS IN 1910. THE COUPLE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THEIR FOUR DAUGHTERS WERE NELLIE IRENE ROELOFS (1911-1969), GWEN PHOEBE WALKER (1912-1990), EDITH MARIE GARRETT (1915-2008), AND OLLIE UPTON (D. 1996). THEIR SONS WERE GEORGE “WEB” WILBUR (1922-1986) AND M. EARL (1930-2009). ACCORDING TO THE CALGARY OBITUARY OF THEIR YOUNGEST SON, EARL, THE FAMILY MOVED TO CALGARY IN 1934 WHERE EARL WAS RAISED. GEORGE SR. AND HIS WIFE, AMY, RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AFTER HIS RETIREMENT IN 1962. GEORGE LOMAS PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 4 JANUARY 1977 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS. AMY LOMAS (NEE POWELL) PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON 20 FEBRUARY 1982 AT THE AGE OF 89 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND SUPPORTING ONLINE RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19900027000
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980018001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
82.5
Width
23
Description
OFF-WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED PLAIN SKIRTED CHRISTENING DRESS WITH A DECORATIVE PANEL ACROSS THE CHEST AND ACROSS THE BACK BELOW THE COLLAR, WHICH IS FINISHED WITH A SCALLOPED EDGE LIKE THE CUFFS. DECORATIVE STITCHED PATTERN ON TOP OF DRESS. DRESS HAS OPENING IN THE BACK, BUT HAS NO BUTTONS TO FASTEN. CLOTH IS YELLOWING, BUT HAS NO APPARENT DAMAGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
WORN BY HELEN MCKILLOP IN 1907, THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF MARTHA AND HAROLD MCKILLOP, THE DONOR'S HUSBAND'S PARENTS. HELEN MARRIED EDWARD OWEN IN 1930 AND FARMED NORTH EAST OF COALDALE BY THE TEMPEST ELEVATOR. P19980018002 & 003 ARE TWO MORE CHRISTENING GOWNS WORN BY THE TWO YOUNGER CHILDREN. P19980018004-GA IS MARTHA'S WEDDING DRESS FROM 1905. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES INCLUDING THREE CHRISTENING GOWNS DONATED BY LOIS MCKILLOP. THIS GOWN IS RECORDED AS BEING WORN BY THE FIRST BORN CHILD OF HAROLD ADDISON MCKILLOP AND MARTHA MCKILLOP (NEE HAMILTON), HELEN FLORENTINE MCKILLOP, WHO WAS BORN ON AUGUST 8, 1907 ACCORDING TO THE FAMILY’S ANCESTRY.COM WEBPAGE. HELEN’S OBITUARY STATES SHE WAS BORN IN SHOAL LAKE, MANITOBA AND MOVED WITH HER PARENTS TO LETHBRIDGE BETWEEN THE YEARS 1908-1909. IN THE CITY, SHE RECEIVED HER PUBLIC AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. AFTER ATTENDING NORMAL SCHOOL IN CALGARY, SHE TAUGHT AT PLAIN BUTTE SCHOOL (EAST OF PARK LAKE), AND WESTMINSTER AND BOWMAN SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE. AS STATED ABOVE, HELEN MARRIED EDWARD (ED) OWEN. HER OBITUARY STATES THEY MARRIED IN “JANUARY 23RD, 1932.” THE OBITUARY WENT ON TO SAY THAT HELEN SPENT MOST OF HER MARRIED LIFE ON FARMS AT CRANFORD AND THE TEMPEST AREA. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1959. THE COUPLE HAD TWO CHILDREN, EDDIE AND EILEEN. HELEN OWEN PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON 26 JUNE 1987 AT THE AGE OF 79 YEARS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980018004. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CLIPPINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19980018001
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BEADED MAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641155000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED MAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE 38 BEAD, BUCKSKIN, CLOTH LINED WITH COTTON, TRIMMED WITH BLACK VELVET AROUND EDGES, BACK FACED WITH BLACK VELVET COVERED WITH AN OPEN MESH DESIGN IN WHITE BEADS. GEOMETRIC PANELS IN BLUE, RED, GREEN, YELLOW BEADS ON BACK. FRONT PANELS COMPLETELY COVERED IN BEADWORK WITH GEOMETRIC & CURVO-LINEAR DESIGNS, FEATHERED HEAD-DRESS MALE PROFILE FIGURE ON EACH FRONT PANEL. FIGURE IS DONE IN RED, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW, GREEN, PINK AND GILDED BEADS. BACKGROUND OF SOLID WHITE BEADS TRIMMED WITH GEOMETRIC DESIGN IN RED, GREEN AND GILDED BEADS. FLORAL DESIGN IN RED, BLUE AND GREEN ON EACH PANEL. SMALL PORTION OF BEADS MISSING AT BOTTOM FRONT ON LEFT SIDE AND UPPER LEFT BACK (SHOULDER AREA). CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE - BLACKFOOT. HANDMADE BY MRS. E. BOYCHIEF. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641155000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19950067007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
82.2
Width
47.6
Description
CALF-LENGTH WAIST-TIED APRON WITHOUT BODICE. TOP 55CM OF APRON IS WHITE WITH FINE BLACK ZIG-ZAGS AND LARGE BURGUNDY FLORAL PRINT. WHITE BRANCHES WITH BERRIES AROUND FLOWERS. BLUE SILK STRIP, 3.5CM IN WIDTH, FOLLOWED BY CROCHETED INSERT, 9.3CM IN WIDTH, FUCHSIA STRIP 3.2CM IN WIDTH, AND FINALLY CROCHETED BORDER, 11.2CM IN WIDTH, ALL SEWN IN ROWS BELOW COTTON FABRIC. APRON IS SHIRRED AT WAIST, WITH COTTON TIE SEWN ACROSS LENGTH. MEASURES 125CM. RIGHT PORTION OF TIE IS MADE OF SAME FABRIC AS MAIN APRON, WHILE LEFT PORTION HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH PLAIN COTTON FABRIC. BOTH ENDS HAVE POM-POMS MADE OF RED YARN. SLIGHT STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
HANDMADE IN RUSSIA; DOUKHOBOR ARTIFACT. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONTACTED ELSIE MORRIS NEE KONKIN (WHO DONATED THE ARTIFACTS ON BEHALF OF HER MOTHER) IN ORDER TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTROY OF THE OBJECTS AND THEIR CONNECTION TO THE DOUKHOBORS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO MORRIS, THE APRON WOULD HAVE BEEN WORN FOR DRESS-UP OCCAISIONS LIKE SOBRANYE OR WEDDINGS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE BY DASHA – HER GRANDMOTHER’S SISTER. THE LACE WOULD HAVE BEEN COMMERCIAL BUT THE RED STRIP OF FABRIC WOULD HAVE BEEN HAND-WOVEN. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY ELIZABETH KONKIN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ELIZABETH KONKIN AKA ELSIE MORRIS IS THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM KONKIN AND ELIZABETH P. KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW). ELSIE WAS MARRIED TO TERRANCE GORDON “TERRY” MORRIS. TERRY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 25, 2012. WILLIAM KONKIN PASSED AWAY MARCH 3, 1977 AT THE AGE OF 72. ELIZABETH KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW) WAS BORN IN CANORA, SK ON JANUARY 22, 1907, THE DAUGHTER OF PETER AND ELIZABETH WISHLOW (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). AT THE AGE OF 6 SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT BRILLIANT, BC, THEN LATER HER FAMILY MOVED TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT SHOULDICE, AB. IT WAS HERE THAT SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM KONKIN. IN 1939, THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE VAUXHALL AREA TO FARM UNTIL THEIR RETIREMENT, AFTER WHICH THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. ELIZABETH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON APRIL 8, 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. 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. IN 2016, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH KONKIN'S DAUGHTER, ELSIE MORRIS. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY WAS CREATED USING THAT INTERVIEW AND CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003002.
Catalogue Number
P19950067007
Acquisition Date
1995-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MILITARY - MILITIA
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1914
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739407000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY - MILITIA
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1914
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 JACKET. 73(L) X 44(W). WOOL AND COTTON. NAVY BLUE WITH BLACK LINING. 5 BRASS BUTTONED FRONT EMBOSSED WITH "CANADA MILITIA" 5 STARS, CROWN, AND BEAVER. 4 BUTTONED POCKETS ON FRONT (EMBOSSED). CHAIN MESH EPAULET WITH 2 BRASS BUTTONS INSET WITH RED AND GREEN ENAMEL. 2 BUTTON CUFFS. .2 PANTS. WOOL AND COTTON. 81.3 CM WAIST, 67.3 CM LEG. 5 BUTTONED FLY WITH REINFORCED CROTCH. 3 BUTTONED TIGHT CUFFS. 2 WHITE STRIPES DOWN OUTSIDE OF EACH LEG. MOTH HOLES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
IN USE DURING W.W.II. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO SPECULATE THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO BE CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 12, 1981 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. HE CAME TO MAGRATH, ALBERTA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1893. HE SPENT THREE YEARS WITH THE MILITIA IN THE 23RD MOUNTED RIFLES WHICH BECAME THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY REGIMENT. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S ATTESTATION PAPER, HE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON JULY 3, 1914, A MONTH BEFORE CANADA AND BRITAIN OFFICIALLY DECLARED WAR. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S PAY BOOK WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT ON FEBRUARY 14, 1915 AND LATER TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN ON JANUARY 1, 1917. THE BOOK ALSO OUTLINES HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY FROM JUNE 1, 1915 TO JULY 25, 1916. TAYLOR WAS SERVING WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO SERVE OVERSEAS IN FRANCE ON DECEMBER 12, 1915. AFTER LANDING HIS CHARGE SAFELY IN ENGLAND HE WAS ORDERED TO CANTERBURY WHERE HE BECAME ATTACHED TO THE CAVALRY DIVISION OF THE IMPERIAL ARMY. TAYLOR SERVED WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS OVERSEAS FROM JULY 25, 1916 TO DECEMBER 15, 1916. ACCORDING TO THE MAGRATH AND DISTRICT HISTORY BOOK IRRIGATION BUILDERS, TAYLOR WAS ALSO AWARDED THE MONS STAR. ACCESSIONED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ANONYMOUS DONATION P19739414000, ARE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WHICH LACK UNIQUE IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THESE ITEMS (P19739407000, P19739408000, P19739410000, P19739411000, P19739412000, P19739413000) ALSO PREVIOUSLY BELONGED TO CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE TWO FLYING CORPS UNIFORMS DISPLAYING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FACT THAT TAYLOR HELD THE RANK OF CAPTAIN AT THE CONCLUSION OF WWI. ADDITIONALLY THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT HAS AN ALBUM WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF TAYLOR’S EXPERIENCE DURING THE WAR. PICTURES IN THE ARCHIVES EXIST WHICH SHOW TAYLOR IN A MILITIA UNIFORM AND TWO DIFFERENT R.F.C. UNIFORMS THAT ARE VISUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONES WE HAVE. ANOTHER PICTURE DEMONSTRATES THAT THE R.F.C. JACKET P19739411000 WHICH IS MISSING A BELT WAS WORN WITH A LEATHER BELT LIKE THE ONE MARKED L.H.T. P19739414000. FROM THE EXTENSIVE FILE OF MILITARY PAPERWORK HE DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES, IT IS EVIDENT THAT TAYLOR SAVED MANY OF HIS ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIS MILITARY CAREER. THE ACCESSIONS LEDGER FROM 1966 SHOWS A DONATION BY CHRIS GIBSON OF TWO FIRST WORLD WAR TUNICS THAT DISPLAY CAPTAIN’S RANK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BRITISH AND CANADIAN SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19739407000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19960003003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
146.5
Width
178
Description
OFF-WHITE LINEN DRESS IS FLOOR LENGTH WITH HIGH LACE COLLARET AND LEG-OF-MUTTON SLEEVES. LACE COLLAR HAS TINY SCALLOPED EDGES, SAME STYLE LACE APPEARS THROUGHOUT INSERTS. SLEEVES HAVE LACE INSERTS ON EITHER SIDE OF TINY RUFFLES IN SHAPE OF POINTED TAB FROM SHOULDER SEAM TO ELBOW. THEN HAS THREE HORIZONTAL LACE INSERTS EVENLY SPREAD OUT TO LACE CUFFS WITH POINT ON TOP OF BACK OF HAND. BODICE IS FITTED AND THEN WIDENS FROM WAIST DOWN. DOWN CENTRE IS FLORAL EYELET LACE INSERT WITH SCALLOPED EDGES. IS FRAMED ON EITHER SIDE BY TINY LINEN HORIZONTAL RUFFLES, WHICH ARE ALSO FRAMED BY LACE INSERTS WITH FRILLS ON THE OUTSIDE, RUN VERTICALLY. ANOTHER INSERT RUNS PARALLEL TO THIS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRONT. THESE TWO OUTER LACE INSERTS DO NOT FALL TO THE FLOOR, THEY END TOWARDS THE BOTTOM AT A HORIZONTAL LACE INSERT. FROM THIS INSERT THE SKIRT FLARES WIDELY AND IS GATHERED BELOW LACE. BOTTOM IS SCALLOPED WITH FLORAL PATTERNED EYELET LACE TRIM. BACK IS SIMILAR WITHOUT THE EYELET LACE DOWN THE MIDDLE, INSTEAD IT OPENS DOWN THE MIDDLE BELOW THE BUTTOCKS. THIS FASTENS TOGETHER WITH 17 MOTHER-OF-PEARL TINY BUTTONS AND HOLES. AT BOTTOM OF OPENING ARE A FEW PLEATS. ON EITHER SIDE OF OPENING ARE THREE PARALLEL VERTICAL LACE INSERTS WITH THE TWO CLOSEST TO THE CENTRE HAVING A ROW OF HORIZONTAL LINEN RUFFLES FALLING DOWN SKIRT. HAS SOME RUST STAINS. LACE IS TORN AND WORN IN AREAS. IS SOME SOILING AT BOTTOM OF SKIRT. ARE A FEW TINY HOLES IN MATERIAL, HAS BEEN REPAIRED ALONG BUTTON LINE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO MRS. GEORGE THOMPSON AND HER MOTHER MARY KINNIBURGH. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY FRANK RUSSELL. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE, PURPLE SPRINGS” BY THE GRASSY LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE DONOR, FRANK RUSSELL, IS THE SON OF FREDERICK “FRED” ALEXANDER AND CYNTHIA MAE (NEE THOMPSON) RUSSELL. FRED WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 3, 1898, THE FIFTH SON OF GEORGE AND ISABELLA RUSSELL, EARLY LETHBRIDGE PIONEERS. HE MARRIED CYNTHIA ON JULY 14, 1930 AND TOGETHER THEY FARMED SOUTH OF LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HIS FAMILY HAS OWNED LAND SINCE 1886. CYNTHIA WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 3, 1910, AND WAS THE FIRST CHILD OF GEORGE AND ELIZABETH (NEE KINNIBURGH) THOMPSON. FRED PASSED AWAY ON JULY 26, 1992 AT 94 AND CYNTHIA PASSED AWAY AT 85 ON JULY 22, 1995. GEORGE ALFRED THOMPSON DIED DECEMBER 26, 1967 AT THE AGE OF 82. HE WAS A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, RETIRING AFTER 50 YEARS WITH THE PAPER. HE WAS THE SON OF MR. AND MRS. J.S. THOMPSON, OF WOODSTOCK, ON. GEORGE MARRIED ELIZABETH MITCHEL KINNIBURGH ON NOVEMBER 17, 1909. ELIZABETH WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DAVID (SENIOR) AND JEAN (JEANNE) MAY (NEE MIDDLETON) THOMPSON. DAVID KINNIBURGH WAS BORN NEAR GLASGOW, SCOTLAND IN 1846 AND HIS WIFE JEAN (JEANNE) WAS BORN IN GLASGOW IN 1856. THE TWO WERE MARRIED IN SCOTLAND IN 1871, HAD A TOTAL OF 12 CHILDREN, AND MOVED TO TENNESSEE AFTER THE BIRTH OF 7 OF THEIR CHILDREN. THEY REMAINED IN TENNESSEE UNTIL 1906 WHEN THEY MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND THEN SETTLED IN PURPLE SPRINGS IN 1907. THEIR CHILDREN INCLUDE: JEAN SHORTHOUSE, MARY ALEXANDER, HELEN WATSON, MARGARET OFFICER, JAMES, DAVID, GEORGE, JOHN, ELIZABETH THOMPSON, WILLIAM, HUGH, AND MIDDLETON. IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT MRS. GEORGE (ELIZABETH) THOMPSON’S MOTHER WAS NAMED MARY, BUT ELIZABETH HAD A SISTER NAMED MARY, AS WELL AS A SISTER-IN-LAW NAMED MARY: HER BROTHER JAMES MARRIED MARY PARK (NEE CAIN). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR PHOTOCOPIES FROM “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE, PURPLE SPRINGS” BY THE GRASSY LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960003003
Acquisition Date
1996-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738784000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, LEATHER
No. Pieces
14
Description
.1 SCOTTISH BONNET. WOOL, SATIN, RIBBON AND NICKEL PLATE. 2 PIECES. SCOTTISH BONNET OF KNITTED WOOL WITH SATIN RIBBON BINDING AND SATIN LINING. "WARRANTED INDIGO DYE (CREST) LOHME" INSIDE OF BONNET. BACK SEAM TORN. PIN: NICKEL PLATE AND BRASS, MAN HOLDING X "THE ROYAL SCOTS BELOW". .2 DRESS JACKET. 46(L) X 43(W) (DIMENSIONS DO NOT INCLUDE SLEEVE LENGTH). BRASS, NICKEL PLATE, WOOL, SATIN, LEATHER. SIZE: S. RED DRESS JACKET WITH NAVY BLUE CUFFS AND STAND UP COLLAR WITH WHITE TRIM. NICKEL PLATE AND BRASS BUTTONS. "WM SCULLY LTD. MONTREAL" ON BACK OF BUTTONS. THREE BUTTONS ON EACH CUFF. "REX TAILORING CO. LTD. TORONTO" LABEL ON INSIDE OF JACKET. .3 SCOTTISH CAPE. WOOL, LEATHER, CHROME. RECTANGULAR CAPE WITH PLEATED PIECE WHICH ATTACHED TO BELT IN BACK AND PLEATED PIECE WHICH COMES OVER SHOULDERS. ROYAL STEWART PLAID. ATTACHED TOP LEATHER BELT WHICH HOLDS CAPE AROUND WAIST. HANDWRITTEN TAG: "G. TIFFIN" .4 CAPE PIN. SILVER. ROUND PIN WITH THISTLES ENGRAVED ON FRONT. CENTER HAS FOUR MARKS WHICH APPEAR TO HAVE HAD SOMETHING ATTACHED TO THEM AT ONE TIME. "EPINS" STAMP MARK ON BACK. .5 SCOTTISH KILT. WOOL. SIZE: S. ROYAL STEWART PLAID KILT AND KILT PIN. THREE BUTTONS ON RIGHT SIDE. FEW SMALL HOLES. .6 SCOTTISH SPORRAN. SILVER, LEATHER, HORSE HAIR, CHAIN. 2 PIECES. SILVER TOP WITH THISTLES ENGRAVED ON FRONT. BLACK LACQUERED LEATHER BENEATH. WHITE HORSEHAIR BACKGROUND AND TWO BLACK HORSEHAIR TASSELS. BROWN LEATHER BUCKING. "MADE IN SCOTLAND" ON BACK. BLACK LEATHER BELT WHICH MAY BE A REPLACEMENT. .7 SOCKS AND GARTERS (SET). WOOL, ELASTIC, COTTON. 4 PIECES. ROYAL STEWART PLAID KNITTED WOOL SOCKS. GARTER WITH RED COTTON TABS AND ELASTIC. .8 SCOTTISH SHOE BUCKLES. 3.8 CM WTH., 6.4 CM LTH. NICKEL PLATE BUCKLES WITH PATENT LEATHER AND LEATHER INSERTS. THISTLE DESIGN. "MADE IN SCOTLAND" ON BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
"THE ROYAL TARTAN" THE PERSONAL TARTAN OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SCOTLAND, NOW CONSIDERED TO BE THE ROYAL TARTAN OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN ETHNIC UNIFORM/HIGHLAND COSTUME SET DONATED BY R. PATTERSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN INTERVIEW WITH GREGORY TIFFIN, FORMER OWNER OF THE DONATED KILT. RODERICK MCKENZIE PATERSON WAS BORN AND RAISED IN DUMFERLINE, FIFESHIRE, SCOTLAND. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1922 AND REMAINED HERE UNTIL HIS DEATH. HE WAS MARRIED ON OCTOBER 2, 1939 TO CHRISTINA ARMITT. DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, RODERICK SERVED OVERSEAS WITH THE CALGARY HIGHLANDERS AND HE WAS LATER EMPLOYED BY THE BANK OF MONTREAL FOR 23 YEARS. HE STARTED AND DIRECTED THE BOONIE DOON PIPE BAND, WHICH IS WHERE THIS ETHNIC UNIFORM COMES FROM. RODERICK PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 15, 1976. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1954 DISCUSSES THE RECENT FORMATION OF THE BONNIE DOON ASSOCIATION: “A REVIVAL OF SCOTTISH GAMES, PIPING AND DANCING IS THE AIM OF THE BONNIE DOON ASSOCIATION, RECENTLY ESTABLISHED IN THE CITY … PRESIDENT OF THE GROUP IS ROBERT POTTER … COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE MRS. RODERICK PATERSON…” THE ARTICLE CONTINUES SAYING THAT THE “FIRST ACTIVITY PLANNED BY THE GROUP IS A CORN ROAST AND DANCE ON SEPT. 24 FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BONNIE DOON PIPE BAND.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JUNE 20, 1960 “GOGGLE-EYED YOUNGSTERS” RELAYS DETAILS ABOUT THE BONNIE DOON PIPE BAND’S TRIP TO SCOTLAND: “BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, THE BONNIE DOON PIPE BAND, COMPOSED OF 16 GOGGLE-EYED YOUNGSTERS AND FOUR SLIGHTLY WEARY ADULTS WILL BE IN INVERNESS, SCOTLAND, PREPARING FOR THE COMPETITION IN THE JUNIOR SECTION OF THE WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN THE CAPITAL OF THE HIGHLANDS ON SATURDAY JUNE 25, AFTER A TRIP OF MORE THAN 6,000 MILES BY TRAIN, JET PLANE AND BUS … THE TRIP ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN A SPECIAL CPR COACH WAS AN ADVENTURE THAT WILL LIVE WITH THE PARTY FOR MONTHS TO COME. MOST OF THE YOUNGSTERS, FOUR GIRLS AND 12 BOYS, WERE RIDING ON A TRAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EVERYONE TRAVELLED LIKE LITTLE CHAMPIONS.” “KILTED BONNIE DOONS” PUBLISHED ON JUNE 24, 1960 ELABORATES FURTHER AND LISTS THE BAND MEMBERS: “THE ‘BONNIE DOONS’ SCATTERED THROUGOUT THE PLANE, LISTENED INTENTLY. ROBIN MALLALIEU, STEWART MCMILLAN, GORDIE EARL, HEATHER RENNIE, ROXY RHODES, MAUREEN MCLAUGHLIN, HARRY LOWE, AND HIS CURLY HEADED DRUMMER BROTHER, MYRIN, AGED 10, AND THE YOUNGEST IN THE BAND, ALL WATCHED WITH EYES ABUG AS TORONTO, SPRAWLED OUT BELOW, FADED INTO THE DISTANCE. ELSEWHERE IN THE PLANE THE REST OF THE BAND WAS THRILLED TO A NEW ADVENTURE AS THE PLANED ROARED ALONG TO 19,000 FEET … GEORGE SHANKS, JOHN PATERSON, LAYNE BACEDA, BOBBY SEAMAN, TOMMY PONECH, BRENDA JEACOCK, DWAYNE MATHESON AND GREG TIFFIN WERE BUSY ASKING QUESTIONS AND CHATTERING LIKE MAGPIES AS THE PLANE ROARED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO OVERTAKE THE DAWN.” A PHOTO AND CAPTION PUBLISHED ON JULY 2, 1960 INDICATE HOW WELL THE BAND PERFORMED: “YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE ‘BONNIE DOON’ PIPE BAND FROM LETHBRIDGE, MERYIN LOWE, 10, IS SEEN BEFORE THE COMPETITIONS AT INVERNESS, SCOTLAND. HE WAS BILLED AS ‘THE DRUMMER BOY FROM ALBERTA’ IN THE SCOTTISH PRESS. THE GOODWILL AMBASSADORS FROM LETHBRIDGE CAME FOURTH IN THE JUNIOR PIPE BAND COMPETITIONS AND CREATED A PLEASING IMPRESSION WHEREVER THEY WENT.” THE FOLLOWING DETAILS COME FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH GREGORY TIFFIN: “I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT 12 TO 13 … [WHEN WE WENT] TO SCOTLAND FOR TWO WEEKS. THAT WAS A LOVELY TRIP, I STILL REMEMBER IT … IT WAS CALLED THE TEN THOUSAND PIPER AND AWE AND THERE WERE THAT MANY AND IT WAS A COMPETITION THAT WE HAD ENTERED AND WE WERE THE ONLY FOREIGN GROUP YOU KNOW. CONSEQUENTLY WE WERE UP AGAINST SOME PRETTY GOOD TALENT, BECAUSE WE WERE JUST KIDS AND LOTS OF THEM WERE ADULT BANDS, SO WE COMPETED JUST LIKE THE REST OF THEM. AND IT WAS QUITE AN EXPERIENCE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE DRUM MAJOR, THE FELLOW THAT WALKS OUT FRONT AND HAS THE BIG MACE, ANYWAYS THEY HAVE A COMPETITION FOR THEM AND THEN THE BANDS HAVE TO PERFORM AND THEY ACTUALLY HAD A LITTLE BOOTH SET UP WHERE JUDGES SAT INSIDE AND THEY DIDN’T SEE THE BAND, BUT THEY LISTENED TO THE BAND.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT RODERICK PATERSON, GREG HAD THE FOLLOWING TO SAY: “HE WAS A STAUNCH LITTLE SCOTSMAN … HE USED TO LOSE HIS TEMPER ONCE IN A WHILE WHEN WE DIDN’T BEHAVE, BUT WE WERE 12, 13, 14 YEARS OLD, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM US?” HE CONTINUED: “ROADIE WAS A GREAT OLD CONDUCTOR, WE USED TO PRACTICE IN ROADIE’S BASEMENT, I THINK IT WAS ON 12B STREET NORTH, AND ABOUT BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH AVE. HE HAD THIS LITTLE WARTIME HOUSE AND WE USED TO CONGREGATE DOWN THERE AND HE HAD A BIG TABLE, MUCH LIKE THIS ONE, EXCEPT A BIT SMALLER, AND THE PIPERS USED TO SIT AROUND WITH JUST THEIR CHANTERS, WHAT THEY CALL THE CHANTER, MAKES ALL THE RACKET AND THEY’D PLAY THEIR TUNE. AND THEN THE DRUMMERS, WE HAD A GLASS TOP TABLE IN THE BACK AND WE PRACTICED OUR RUDIMENTS BACK THERE. THAT WAS EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT GOING BACK AND FORTH AND WE MARCHED. EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, WE WOULD MARCH UP AND DOWN 12B STREET NORTH.” GREG GAVE DETAILS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DRUMMERS IN THE BAND: “THERE WERE THE BASS DRUMMER, TWO TENOR DRUMMERS WHICH IS A SMALL VERSION OF A POM-POM TYPE OF DRUM PLAYED WITH ROUNDED MALLETS, TWIN STICKS. AND THERE WERE FOUR SNARE DRUMMERS. SO THAT WOULD MAKE SEVEN AND SO THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT NINE PIPERS I GUESS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AS WELL AS A TRANSCRIPT FROM THE INTERVIEW WITH GREGORY TIFFIN.
Catalogue Number
P19738784000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738308000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
72.4
Description
SIZE 12 MOS. MACHINE MADE. YOKE IS YELLOWED. MACHINE EMBROIDERED DECORATION, ON YOKE, SLEEVES & SKIRT. SCALLOP FINISH ON SLEEVES EDGE & HEM. WHITE COLOR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19738308000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PEARL
Catalogue Number
P19738307000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON, PEARL
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.2
Description
SIZE 2. HANDMADE. WHITE CROCHET ON NECK & SLEEVE EDGES & ON BORDER IN SKIRT & SLEEVE FRONT & BACK YOKE EDGE DECORATED WITH PEARL BUTTONS. HOOK & EYE FASTENING IN BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19738307000
Acquisition Date
1973-00
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19738882000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
71.1
Description
SIZE 12 MOS. LACE IN FLORAL, DIAMOND & EYELET PATTERNS FORM BORDER DESIGN. YOKE & SLEEVES HAVE INSETS OF EYLET & LACE. BACK OPENING FOR PART OF SEAM, TIES MISSING. HANDMADE WITH MACHINE STITCHING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19738882000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, BEADS, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19640921000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, BEADS, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
59.7
Description
SIZE 10. LINING UNSTITCHED, BEADS DETACHED. STAND-UP COLLAR, BLACK VELVET WITH SATIN TAPE & BLACK SEED BEADS. LINED WITH SILK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SMALL HOLE IN BACK LEFT SIDE OF CAPE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REFERENCE: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUE 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19640921000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19738600000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
160.0
Width
160.0
Description
CENTRE OF SHAWL IS BLACK, TWO SIDES HAVE BROWN BORDERS, THE OTHER TWO SIDES HAVE BROWN BORDERS WITH LIGHT BROWN LEAF DESIGN WOVEN INTO IT. BLACK FRINGE ON ALL FOUR SIDES. HAS A FEW HOLES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUE 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19738600000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19738003000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.0
Length
19.0
Width
15.0
Description
BRIM CUT ON RIGHT SIDE; BLUE & GOLD STRIPE ON LINER. CANVAS WITH LEATHER BRIM. SIZE 7 1/4 METAL LAMP BRACKET & BUCKLE CORRODED. CANVAS DIRTY. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
THIS TYPE OF HAT USED COMMONLY IN LETHBRIDGE AREA COAL MINES.
Catalogue Number
P19738003000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
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