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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
Less detail
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
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1976
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOVEN CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19770056000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1976
Materials
WOVEN CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
2.8
Description
WOVEN CLOTH. BURGUNDY, RED, ORANGE, PINK, ROYAL BLUE, BLACK, TURQUOISE, GREEN, WHITE, YELLOW. WHITE FRINGE AT BOTH ENDS OF THE APRON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
KNOWN AS A DANCING OR SUNDAY APRON, HANDMADE IN WESTERN UKRAINE IN A MOUNTAINOUS REGION KNOWN AS KARPYTAIN *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DONORS. THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT THE DONORS, NICK AND ANN BORDENIUK, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THEIR 1977 DONATION WERE FOUND IN A HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM THE DONORS IN THE PERMANENT FILE. NICK BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN CZERNIWICI, UKRAINE ON MAY 20, 1895. HE FIRST CAME TO QUEBEC IN 1913, WORKING AS A MINER AND ON VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SITES INCLUDING THAT OF THE ST. LAWRENCE BRIDGE IN 1916. IN 1922 HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED AT THE NO. 6 MINE. IN 1940 HE MOVED TO FERNIE, B.C. AND WORKED IN COAL CREEK UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1958. ANN BORDENIUK WAS BORN IN LWOW, UKRAINE AND MOVED TO HILLCREST, ALBERTA IN 1936. SHE ALSO MOVED TO FERNIE AND MARRIED NICK THERE IN 1955. IN 1976 THE BORDENIUKS MOVED FROM THEIR HOME INTO TOM UPHILL MANOR IN FERNIE, AND DONATED THEIR COLLECTION OF UKRAINIAN OBJECTS TO THE GALT MUSEUM. ALL OF THE OBJECTS WERE HANDMADE IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF KARPYTIAN IN WESTERN UKRAINE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HANDWRITTEN NOTE ON THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE DONORS.
Catalogue Number
P19770056000
Acquisition Date
1976-10
Collection
Museum
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
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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
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
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041462
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
101.5
Width
53.5
Description
GREY WOOL BATHROBE WITH TWO PATCH POCKETS, BELT AND ROUND LAPEL COLLAR. NYLON LABEL ON INSIDE OF COLLAR READS "HI LAND" AND "M". BATHROBE HAS VERTICAL PIN STRIPE DESIGN AND GREY NYLON LINING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BATHROBE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE AND VANCOUVER. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041462
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S BATHROBE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19950073167
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S BATHROBE
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RAYON, SATIN
No. Pieces
2
Length
105
Width
69
Description
MEN'S BURGUNDY RAYON ROBE. PAISELY-LIKE TEXTURE TO WEAVE. CRIMSON SATIN FACING AND TRIM ON SLEEVES, COLLAR, AND LEFT BREAST AND FRONT POCKETS. UNLINED, WITH TAG INSIDE NECKBAND READING "A BRITISH GOWN TAILORED TO BM PERFECTION IMPORTE FABRIC". ROBE HAS BEEN SHORTENED BY HAND TO KNEE LENGTH. INCLUDES ATTACHED SHOULDER PADS, AND BELT. SOME HOLES ON FACING, WITH LARGE BLACK STAIN ON RIGHT SLEEVE. FABRIC IS DISCOLORED THROUGHOUT, AND STRETCHED SLIGHTLY OUT OF SHAPE FROM HANGING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073167
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930071005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
50
Width
47
Description
1. BLACK SILK BLOUSE IS WAIST-LENGTH. ROUND NECK COLLAR HAS RUFFLE AND FLORAL LACE PATTERN AROUND ENTIRE NECK. THIS RUFFLE COLLAR IS SUPPORTED UNDERNEATH WITH STITCH PATTERNED FABRIC WHICH ATTACHES TO THE BODY OF THE SHIRT WITH METAL HOOKS AND THREAD CLASPS. HORIZONTAL RUFFLES AROUND MIDDLE OF THE SHIRT IN THE FRONT AND THE BACK. THE SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AND BILLOW AT THE SHOULDER. BELOW THE ELBOW THE SLEEVE IS FITTED AND HAS SIMILAR RUFFLES AS ON BODY AND ENDS WITH SIMILAR STITCHED RUFFLE AS ON COLLAR. THE BLOUSE HAS A SECOND LAYER OF FABRIC WHICH HAS THICK MATERIAL SUPPORTS ON THE SEAMS FROM THE WAIST TO PART WAY UP THE SHIRT, THIS SERVES FOR A BILLOWING EFFECT OF THE BLOUSE. BLOUSE FASTENS WITH METAL HOOKS AND EYES ON THE UNDERLAYER OF MATERIAL UP THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOUSE, AND WITH METAL HOOKS AND THREAD EYES ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF THE UPPER LAYER AND COLLAR. BLOUSE IS FRAGILE WITH MANY TEARS AND FRAYING OF FABRIC THROUGHOUT. 2. RIBBON: 184CM (L) X 36CM (W). BLACK SILK STRIP WITH SEAM AROUND THREE SIDES, OF WHICH THE TWO CORNERS ARE ROUNDED. OTHER SIDE UNFINISHED. SEAM IS COMING UNDONE IN PLACES; UNFINISHED SIDE FRAYING. FORMED BOW WHICH WAS PART OF OUTFIT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO FOR VIEW OF GARMENT BEING WORN. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071005
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P20000085005
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
59.9
Width
58.0
Description
A DICKEY OR HALF-BLOUSE. MADE OF IVORY SILK. FRONT AND BACK OF BLOUSE ARE CUT VERY SHORT. HAS A HIGH, STAND UP COLLAR. COLLAR AND FRONT AND BACK OF BLOUSE HAVE BEIGE LACE ON THEM, WITH EMBROIDERED IVORY FLOWERS. COLLAR HAS BLACK TRIM. BACK OF BLOUSE IS OPEN, AND CLOSES WITH HOOKS AND EYES. ONE SIDE OF BACK OF COLLAR HAS A PIECE OF ORANGE PLASTIC SEWN TO IT (TO STIFFEN COLLAR?); ETCHED INTO PLASTIC IS "SIZE C". BLOUSE HAS FULL LENGTH, LEG OF MUTTON SLEEVES. BOTTOM 2/3 OF SLEEVES ARE COVERED IN SAME LACE WITH EMBROIDERED FLOWERS AS ABOVE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
PIECE OF PLASTIC SEWN ONTO COLLAR IS LIKELY NOT ORIGINAL TO PIECE. 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
P20000085005
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20000085004
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
No. Pieces
2
Length
66.0 (SLEEVE)
Width
42.0
Description
WHITE BLOUSE. MATERIAL HAS WHITE EMBROIDERED FLORAL AND LEAF PATTERN. FULL LENGTH SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AT ARM HOLE, AND ARE FULL UNTIL HALF WAY DOWN FOREARM, WHERE THE SLEEVE IS FITTED. FRONT OF BLOUSE IS OPEN. HAS A BIB INSET UNDERNEATH THE TWO OVERLAPPING SIDES OF FRONT. COLLAR IS WHITE EYELET LACE, BENEATH WHICH IS A BAND OF BROWN RIBBON. FRONT SHOULDERS EACH HAVE THREE PLEATS THAT NARROW AND FOLD REVERSES AT WAISTLINE. FRONT OF BLOUSE IS LONGER THAN BACK. BACK OF BLOUSE HAS TWO PLEATS THAT RUN FROM NECKLINE TO WAISTLINE. FRONT HAS NO CLOSURE EXCEPT A SAFETY PIN THAT IS PINNED ONTO BLOUSE.
Subjects
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
P20000085004
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000018022
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
61.0
Width
41.0
Description
WHITE COTTON BLOUSE. FRONT OF BLOUSE HAS MUTLIPLE TINY PLEATS ON EITHER SIDE OF FRONT OPENING THAT GO FROM SHOULDER TO WAIST. FRONT OPENING IS TRIMMED WITH LACE AND HAS 5 WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS. CUFFS ALSO HAVE 1 WHITE PLASTIC BUTTON. NECK IS ALSO TRIMMED WITH LACE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OUTFIT WORN BY ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018022
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S BLOUSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000018035
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S BLOUSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
46.0
Width
41.5
Description
WHITE BLOUSE. HAS A PETER PAN COLLAR, TRIMMED WITH LACE. SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AT THE WRISTS AND CUFFS ARE TRIMMED WITH SAME LACE AS ABOVE. FRONT OPENING HAS 5 WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS. SLEEVES ARE SLIGHTLY GATHERED AT SHOULDER SEAM. A TAG ON INSIDE BACK OF NECK READS "CHUCKLES". BENEATH THIS IS ANOTHER TAG WITH CARE INSTRUCTION, MATERIALS, ETC. ON IT. A TAG ADHERED TO INSIDE BACK OF SHIRT READS "LISA M.".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
GOES WITH P20000018032 & 33. OUTFIT WORN BY ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018035
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010083005
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.0
Width
45.0
Description
LADIES FITTED JACKET/BLOUSE. WAIST LENGTH. EXTERIOR IS DARK GREEN, INTERIOR IS BEIGE. SLEEVES ARE GATHERED TO FORM ROWS OF RUFFLES RUNNING VERTICALLY FROM SHOULDER TO WRIST. FRONT OF JACKET IS OPEN; HAS 3 STEEL BUTTONS AND 2 PLASTIC ONES AS CLOSURES; BUTTONS ARE HIDDEN BY FLAP OF JACKET. INTERIOR OF BLOUSE HAS A BUILT IN CORSET. CORSET IS KHAKI GREEN AND CLOSES WITH 5 WOOD BUTTONS. JACKET IS EXTEMELY FRAGILE; HAS RIPS AND HOLES THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
UNKNOWN WHO JACKET BELONGED TO, BUT COMES FROM A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING BELONGING TO THE FOOTE FAMILY. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN AND LULU FOOTE (NEE YORK). JOHN'S FATHER, CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND HIS WIFE MARGARET, BROUGHT THEIR 2 SONS, JOHN AND JIM, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE TABER/NEMISKAM AREA, FROM NEW YORK STATE, IN 1913 TO HOMESTEAD; CHARLES MELVIN WAS A CATTLE BUYER. CHARLES FOOTE (THE GRANDSON) BEGAN FARMING THE FAMILY FARM IN 1927. FAMILY HAS REMAINED IN AREA EVER SINCE. FAMILY BELONGED TO PEMMICAN CLUB AS HOMESTEADERS. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT (P20010083002) DONATED BY WILLARD SOLTYS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”. WILLARD SOLTYS MARRIED EVELYN JEAN FOOTE ON AUGUST 24, 1963. EVELYN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 18, 1943, TO PARENTS CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE AND KATHLEEN JEAN “JEAN” FOOTE (NEE FLETCHER). SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 69 ON JANUARY 25, 2013. CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 31, 1917, SON OF JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE AND LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK). KATHLEEN JEAN FLETCHER WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1919, IN TABER, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN R. AND MILLIE FLETCHER. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 25, 1941. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT 71 ON DECEMBER 5, 1990. CHARLES EDWARD PASSED AWAY AT 91 ON OCTOBER 1, 2008. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE PARENTS TO EVELYN AND BRYAN FOOTE. JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 5, 1880 IN NEW YORK STATE, SON OF CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND MARGARET FOOTE (NEE DUNCAN). HE MARRIED LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK) ON MARCH 22, 1905, AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE PURPLE SPRINGS AREA IN 1913. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 16, 1968 AT 97. LULU WAS BORN IN 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 93. JOHN AND LULU WERE PARENTS WERE CHARLES EDWARD AND IRENE AGNES. IRENE MARRIED CHARLES L. FLICKINGER IN SEPTEMBER 1932, AND IRENE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. JOHN DUNCAN’S BROTHER WAS JAMES CHARLES FOOTE, WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 25, 1887 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE MARRIED CAROLINE HUGGINS IN 1902 AND MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 9, 1955. CAROLINE FOOTE (NEE HUGGINS) WAS BORN JANUARY 31, 1875 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AT THE AGE OF 88. CAROLINE AND JAMES HAD NO CHILDREN. CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE WAS BORN IN 1849 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET (NEE DUNCAN). MARGARET WAS BORN IN PERTH, SCOTLAND IN 1858. CHARLES MELVIN AND MARGARET MOVED TO THE AREA IN 1913. MARGARET DIED IN 1928. CHARLES MELVIN WAS REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 82, IN SEPTEMBER 1933, TO MRS. EUNICE DANFORTH, WHO WAS 74 AT THE TIME. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY 1936, AT THE AGE OF 84. HIS OBITUARY READ: “HE GAVE [NEMISKAM] ITS BASEBALL FIELD AND LAND FOR TWO CHURCHES, AND TO THIS MAN DOES THE TOWN OWE ITS WATER SUPPLY. EVERYTHING OF A WORTHY PUBLIC NATURE HE WAS BEHIND STRONGLY.” JOHN DUNCAN AND JAMES CHARLES WERE THEIR SONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”.
Catalogue Number
P20010083005
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010083011
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.0
Width
57.0
Description
BLACK JACKET/BLOUSE. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR, WITH A SMALLER WHITE COLLAR OVER TOP. JACKET IS GATHERED AT SHOULDER SEAMS AND AT WAISTLINE, WHERE A GREEN RUFFLE IS ATTACHED. SLEEVES ARE SLIGHTLY GATHERED WHERE THEY MEET CUFFS WHICH ARE 4" WIDE. FRONT OPENING OF BLOUSE MEETS JUST OFF CENTER WHERE THERE ARE BLACK HOOKS AND EYES FOR CLOSURES. ON EACH SIDE OF FRONT OPENING IS A LARGE V-SHAPED RUFFLE. THERE IS A LARGE HOLE IN LEFT SLEEVE, AND NEAR NECKLINE AT BACK OF BLOUSE. THERE ARE VARIOUS SMALL HOLES THROUGHOUT BLOUSE. BOTTOM RUFFLE HAS A DISCOLOURED SPOT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WORN BY MARGARET DUNCAN FOOTE. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN AND LULU FOOTE (NEE YORK). JOHN'S FATHER, CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND HIS WIFE MARGARET, BROUGHT THEIR 2 SONS, JOHN AND JIM, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE TABER/NEMISKAM AREA, FROM NEW YORK STATE, IN 1913 TO HOMESTEAD; CHARLES MELVIN WAS A CATTLE BUYER. CHARLES FOOTE (THE GRANDSON) BEGAN FARMING THE FAMILY FARM IN 1927. FAMILY HAS REMAINED IN AREA EVER SINCE. FAMILY BELONGED TO PEMMICAN CLUB AS HOMESTEADERS. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT (P20010083002) DONATED BY WILLARD SOLTYS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”. WILLARD SOLTYS MARRIED EVELYN JEAN FOOTE ON AUGUST 24, 1963. EVELYN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 18, 1943, TO PARENTS CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE AND KATHLEEN JEAN “JEAN” FOOTE (NEE FLETCHER). SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 69 ON JANUARY 25, 2013. CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 31, 1917, SON OF JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE AND LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK). KATHLEEN JEAN FLETCHER WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1919, IN TABER, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN R. AND MILLIE FLETCHER. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 25, 1941. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT 71 ON DECEMBER 5, 1990. CHARLES EDWARD PASSED AWAY AT 91 ON OCTOBER 1, 2008. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE PARENTS TO EVELYN AND BRYAN FOOTE. JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 5, 1880 IN NEW YORK STATE, SON OF CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND MARGARET FOOTE (NEE DUNCAN). HE MARRIED LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK) ON MARCH 22, 1905, AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE PURPLE SPRINGS AREA IN 1913. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 16, 1968 AT 97. LULU WAS BORN IN 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 93. JOHN AND LULU WERE PARENTS WERE CHARLES EDWARD AND IRENE AGNES. IRENE MARRIED CHARLES L. FLICKINGER IN SEPTEMBER 1932, AND IRENE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. JOHN DUNCAN’S BROTHER WAS JAMES CHARLES FOOTE, WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 25, 1887 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE MARRIED CAROLINE HUGGINS IN 1902 AND MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 9, 1955. CAROLINE FOOTE (NEE HUGGINS) WAS BORN JANUARY 31, 1875 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AT THE AGE OF 88. CAROLINE AND JAMES HAD NO CHILDREN. CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE WAS BORN IN 1849 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET (NEE DUNCAN). MARGARET WAS BORN IN PERTH, SCOTLAND IN 1858. CHARLES MELVIN AND MARGARET MOVED TO THE AREA IN 1913. MARGARET DIED IN 1928. CHARLES MELVIN WAS REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 82, IN SEPTEMBER 1933, TO MRS. EUNICE DANFORTH, WHO WAS 74 AT THE TIME. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY 1936, AT THE AGE OF 84. HIS OBITUARY READ: “HE GAVE [NEMISKAM] ITS BASEBALL FIELD AND LAND FOR TWO CHURCHES, AND TO THIS MAN DOES THE TOWN OWE ITS WATER SUPPLY. EVERYTHING OF A WORTHY PUBLIC NATURE HE WAS BEHIND STRONGLY.” JOHN DUNCAN AND JAMES CHARLES WERE THEIR SONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”.
Catalogue Number
P20010083011
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010083012
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.5
Width
45.0
Description
BLACK, VICTORIAN STYLE BLOUSE. HAS A STAND UP COLLAR MADE OF BLACK LACE (WITH EMBROIDERED FLOWERS ON IT) AND WHITE TRIM. ENTIRE BACK OF BLOUSE OPENS; HAS HOOKS AND EYES FOR CLOSURES. FRONT AND BACK OF BLOUSE EACH HAVE TWO BANDS OF LACE (AS ABOVE) RUNNING VERTICALLY FROM SHOULDERS TO WAIST. ON FRONT OF BLOUSE, ARE 4 SETS OF 4 KNIFE PLEATS, AT SHOULDERS, AND AT CENTER, RUNNING HALFWAY DOWN BLOUSE. SLEEVES EACH HAVE A BAND OF LACE (AS ABOVE) RUNNING FROM SHOULDER SEAM TO CUFFS; CUFFS ARE MADE OF SAME LACE. WAISTLINE OF BLOUSE IS GATHERED, AND IS SEWN TO A WIDE BAND OF GREEN FABRIC. THERE ARE LARGE HOLES IN BLOUSE UNDER SLEEVES, AND VARIOUS OTHER SMALL HOLES THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WORN BY MARGARET DUNCAN FOOTE. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN AND LULU FOOTE (NEE YORK). JOHN'S FATHER, CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND HIS WIFE MARGARET, BROUGHT THEIR 2 SONS, JOHN AND JIM, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE TABER/NEMISKAM AREA, FROM NEW YORK STATE, IN 1913 TO HOMESTEAD; CHARLES MELVIN WAS A CATTLE BUYER. CHARLES FOOTE (THE GRANDSON) BEGAN FARMING THE FAMILY FARM IN 1927. FAMILY HAS REMAINED IN AREA EVER SINCE. FAMILY BELONGED TO PEMMICAN CLUB AS HOMESTEADERS. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT (P20010083002) DONATED BY WILLARD SOLTYS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”. WILLARD SOLTYS MARRIED EVELYN JEAN FOOTE ON AUGUST 24, 1963. EVELYN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 18, 1943, TO PARENTS CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE AND KATHLEEN JEAN “JEAN” FOOTE (NEE FLETCHER). SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 69 ON JANUARY 25, 2013. CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 31, 1917, SON OF JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE AND LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK). KATHLEEN JEAN FLETCHER WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1919, IN TABER, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN R. AND MILLIE FLETCHER. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 25, 1941. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT 71 ON DECEMBER 5, 1990. CHARLES EDWARD PASSED AWAY AT 91 ON OCTOBER 1, 2008. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE PARENTS TO EVELYN AND BRYAN FOOTE. JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 5, 1880 IN NEW YORK STATE, SON OF CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND MARGARET FOOTE (NEE DUNCAN). HE MARRIED LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK) ON MARCH 22, 1905, AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE PURPLE SPRINGS AREA IN 1913. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 16, 1968 AT 97. LULU WAS BORN IN 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 93. JOHN AND LULU WERE PARENTS WERE CHARLES EDWARD AND IRENE AGNES. IRENE MARRIED CHARLES L. FLICKINGER IN SEPTEMBER 1932, AND IRENE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. JOHN DUNCAN’S BROTHER WAS JAMES CHARLES FOOTE, WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 25, 1887 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE MARRIED CAROLINE HUGGINS IN 1902 AND MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 9, 1955. CAROLINE FOOTE (NEE HUGGINS) WAS BORN JANUARY 31, 1875 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AT THE AGE OF 88. CAROLINE AND JAMES HAD NO CHILDREN. CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE WAS BORN IN 1849 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET (NEE DUNCAN). MARGARET WAS BORN IN PERTH, SCOTLAND IN 1858. CHARLES MELVIN AND MARGARET MOVED TO THE AREA IN 1913. MARGARET DIED IN 1928. CHARLES MELVIN WAS REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 82, IN SEPTEMBER 1933, TO MRS. EUNICE DANFORTH, WHO WAS 74 AT THE TIME. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY 1936, AT THE AGE OF 84. HIS OBITUARY READ: “HE GAVE [NEMISKAM] ITS BASEBALL FIELD AND LAND FOR TWO CHURCHES, AND TO THIS MAN DOES THE TOWN OWE ITS WATER SUPPLY. EVERYTHING OF A WORTHY PUBLIC NATURE HE WAS BEHIND STRONGLY.” JOHN DUNCAN AND JAMES CHARLES WERE THEIR SONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”.
Catalogue Number
P20010083012
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000038022
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RAYON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
56.0
Description
TRANSLUCENT YELLOW BLOUSE. HAS SHORT SLEEVES WHICH ARE GATHERED AT ARMHOLE AND CUFF. FRONT OF BLOUSE HAS 4 CLEAR PLASTIC BUTTONS DOWN FRONT. THERE ARE 2 PLEATS ON FRONT OF SHIRT AT BOTTOM. BACK OF BLOUSE IS GATHERED IN 10 HORIZONTAL ROWS. THERE IS A SMALL TEAR IN LEFT SLEEVE AT CUFF.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S (WALT) MOTHER & FATHER, ADA MAY HOLT AND HERBERT HOLT. SOME ITEMS ALSO BELONGED TO HOLT CHILDREN: GORD, RALPH AND WALT. ADA PRODUCED MUCH OF THE HANDIWORK IN COLLECTION. ALL ITEMS WERE USED IN LETHBRIDGE. HERBERT HOLT, WAS BORN IN NORTH WALES AND SERVED IN THE KING'S LIVERPOOL REGIMENT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. HE CAME TO CANADA IN 1922 AND IN JANUARY 1923 JOINED THE STAFF OF THE FORT SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL JAIL AS A GUARD. HE BECAME DEPUTY WARDEN THERE IN NOVEMBER 1936, AND SERVED IN THAT CAPACITY UNTIL HIS PROMOTION TO WARDEN AT THE LETHBRIDGE JAIL IN 1940. HERB'S VISION OF REHABILITATION INCLUDED "MEANINGFUL" WORK FOR PRISONERS, RESULTING IN FIELD WORK GROWING VEGETABLE CROPS AND WHEAT, RAISING CATTLE AND HOGS, AS WELL AS WORKING IN THE PRISON BUTCHER SHOP, BAKERY, CANNERY, AND CREAMERY. IN ADDITION, PRISONERS BEAUTIFIED THE GROUNDS BY WORKING ON FLOWER BEDS AND BUILDING STONE FENCES, CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE PARK IN THE "FRONT YARD" OF THE JAIL. HERB WAS MADE AN HONOURARY CHIEF BY THE PEIGAN NATION IN 1949 FOR HIS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL WORK TO NATIVE INMATES. HERB WAS APPOINTED MAGISTRATE IN AND FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA IN AUGUST 1950, AND HELD THIS POST UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1959. ADA HOLT (NEE MOYER) WAS BORN IN ONTARIO IN 1907; HER PARENTS MOVED OUTSIDE FORT SASKATCHEWAN IN 1909 WHERE THEY HOMESTEADED ON A FARM. AS A YOUNG WOMAN ADA WORKED FOR FIVE YEARS AT THE GENERAL STORE. ADA MET HERB IN FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AND THEY MARRIED IN 1935. ADA CONTINUED TO CALL LETHBRIDGE HER HOME AFTER HER HUSBAND'S DEATH UNTIL 1998 WHEN SHE SUFFERED A STROKE. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE BEVERLY CENTRE IN JANUARY OF 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY ON FAMILY AND LETHBRIDGE GAOL.
Catalogue Number
P20000038022
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20090007003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
SILK, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Length
67.0
Width
61.5
Description
BLACK SILK BLOUSE WITH MODIFIED RAGLAN SLEEVES. COLLAR AND CUFFS TRIMMED WITH ECRU-COLOURED EMBROIDERED LACE. SMALL BLACK BUTTONS ASYMMETRICALLY SITUATED ON RIGHT-SIDE PROPER. REDDISH-BROWN STAINS ALONG COLLAR AND CUFFS. SMALL HOLES AND TEARS IN BLOUSE THROUGHOUT. *UPDATE* SUMMER 2011 - SHREDDING OF SILK ON SHOULDERS IS NOW SEVERE. THIS ITEM SHOULD NOT BE HUNG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20090007001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090007003
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19738272000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
61.0
Description
SIZE M. TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN PATTERN, SILK EMBROIDERED. COLORS BROWN, ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE, ON A PLAIN LINEN BACKGROUND. UNHEMMED BOTTOM, NO COLLAR, NO CUFFS (GATHERED WRIST). FLORAL PATTERN IS EMBROIDERED ON ARMS. BROWN FLORAL PATTERN SEWN VERTICALLY FROM SHOULDER OVER TO FRONT AROUND WAIST. EMBROIDERY AROUND NECK PIECE IS WORN & MOSTLY MISSING. THERE ARE TWO YELLOW YARN TIES AT NECK TO HOLD FLAPS CLOSED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738272000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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