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Other Name
BABY'S ROBE, BOOTIES & TOQUE SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, CARDBOARD, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P20000038031
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY'S ROBE, BOOTIES & TOQUE SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL, CARDBOARD, RIBBON
No. Pieces
7
Height
4.3
Length
41.2
Width
27.8
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. 2 PIECE. BOTTOM OF BOX IS WHITE, LID IS LIGHT PINK AND BLUE. ON LID IS THE IMAGE OF A BABY AND A SHEEP AND SOME CHICKS. READS "IDEAL ROBE FOR BABY CHIC AND WARM". SIDE OF LID GIVES PRODUCT INFO.; THERE IS ALSO A STICKER ON SIDE THAT READS "TESTED AND COMMENDED BY PARENTS' MAGAZINE CONSUMER SERVICE BUREAU". 2. ROBE. 49.5(L) X 56.5(W). LIGHT BLUE WOOL. HAS A WIDE TURNED DOWN COLLAR. COLLAR AND ARMS ARE TRIMMED WITH LIGHT BLUE SATIN RIBBON. THERE ARE ALSO TWO PIECES OF SAME RIBBON ON FRONT, JUST BELOW COLLAR, TO TIE ROBE. A LIGHT BLUE ROPE BELT, WITH FRAYED ENDS, IS LOOPED THROUGH TWO BELT LOOPS AND TIES IN FRONT. 3. BOOTIES. 10.5(L) X 8.5(W). 2 IDENTICAL PIECES. LIGHT BLUE WOOL. TOP OF BOOTIES ARE TURNED DOWN AND TRIMMED WITH LIGHT BLUE PIPING. EACH BOOTY IS A SINGLE PIECE OF FABRIC (EXCLUDING TRIM) SEWN WITH ONE CONTINUOUS SEAM. 4. TOQUE. 15.5(L) X 12.5(W). LIGHT BLUE KNIT CAP. HAS NO SEAMS. BOTTOM IS TURNED UP. TOQUE IS GATHERED AT THE TOP AND ATTACHES TO A SMALL POMPOM, MADE OF SAME WOOL AS REST OF TOQUE. 5. GREETING CARD. 14.7(L) X 12.2(W). SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER FOLDED IN QUARTERS. ON FRONT IS A HEART MADE OF PINK ROSES WITH A BLUE BIRD SITTING ON A BRANCH, AND A BLUE RIBBON. INSIDE HEART IS THE IMAGE OF A BABY. FRONT READS "GOOD WISHES TO ALL OF YOU". INSIDE IS A BLUE RIBBON, PINK RATTLE, AND ROSE. INSIDE HAS A PRINTED MESSAGE AS WELL AS A PERSONAL MESSAGE WRITTEN IN PEN. SIGNED BY "THE SHERMANS". BACK COVER READS "FINISHED IN CANADA".
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
P20000038031
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041365
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
23
Width
16
Description
WHITE COTTON BIB HAS WIDE LACE EDGING AND EMBROIDERED DESIGN ON FRONT. DESIGN IS FIVE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS WITH SCALLOPED LINE ABOVE AND BELOW. APEX OF EACH SCALLOP HAS RING OF EIGHT EMBROIDERED CIRCLES. BIB IS WORN AND YELLOWED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BABY BIB WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A BABY. 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
P19970041365
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041369
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
49
Width
40.5
Description
SHEER OFF-WHITE NYLON BLOUSE WITH PETER PAN COLLAR AND CAP SLEEVES. FRONT PART OF BODICE IS FLORAL PATTERN MESHING. BLOUSE HAS FIVE CLEAR PLASTIC BUTTONS, ONE OF WHICH (TOP) STILL HAS CLEAR GLASS GEM AT CENTER. HOLE IN BACK OVER LEFT SHOULDER BLADE AREA.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A TEENAGER. 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
P19970041369
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041370
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
51
Width
43.5
Description
SEMI TRANSPARENT PEACH COLORED NYLON BLOUSE WITH POLO COLLAR AND CAP SLEEVES. LEFT BREAST HAS RECTANGULAR PATCH POCKET. CIRCULAR MILKY WHITE BUTTONS. RIGHT COLLAR TAB HAS TWO SMALL TEARS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A TEENAGER. 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
P19970041370
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041374
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
58.5
Width
38.5
Description
BLUE SEMI-TRANSPARENT SHORT SLEEVED BLOUSE WITH RUFFLED BIB COLLAR. BUTTONS ARE BRASS SETTINGS WITH CLEAR GLASS GEMS. WHITE NYLON LABEL IN BACK OF NECK HAS "SYLVIA FAIR ORIGINAL" EMBROIDERED IN ORANGE THREAD.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR AS A TEENAGER. 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
P19970041374
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041375
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
58.5
Width
51
Description
LIGHT GREEN BLOUSE WITH CAP SLEEVS, POLO COLLAR AND DIAGONAL LACE DESIGNS AROUND NECK. SLEEVES HAVE LACE EDGING. BUTTONS ARE PLASTIC IMITATION PEARL. BLOUSE HAS SEVERAL STAINS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR AS A TEENAGER. 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
P19970041375
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041377
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
50.5
Width
46
Description
WHITE COTTON BLOUSE WITH SHORT SLEEVES AND POLO COLLAR. SLEEVES AND COLLAR HAVE LACE EDGING. LACE EDGING ENCIRCLES NECKLINE BENEATH COLLAR AND DOWN EITHER SIDE OF PLACKET. BLOUSE IS YELLOWED SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR AS A GIRL. 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
P19970041377
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041594
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
47.5
Width
34
Description
CREAM COLORED SEMI-TRANSPARENT LONG SLEEVED RAYON BLOUSE WITH LACE BIB FRONT AND LACE FLOWERED COLLAR. SLEEVES HAVE NARROW PLAIN CUFFS. BIB FRONT HAS CLEAR GLASS BUTTONS CUT LIKE GEMS. LABEL SEWN INSIDE COLLAR HAS "PENNY LOU" LOGO.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE WAS WORN BY DONOR AS A TEENAGER LIVING IN COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041594
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041595
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
68
Width
42
Description
CREAM COLORED LONG SLEEVED RAYON BLOUSE. BLOUSE HAS THREE FOLDED PLEATS SEWN FROM SHOULDER TO POINTED TAB AT BOTTOM HEM. TWO EXTRA GATHERS ARE BESIDE PLEAT AT COLLAR AREA. POLO STYLE COLLAR AND PLAIN CUFFS. RIGHT CLOSURE HAS RUST AND FABRIC IS SLIGHTLY WORN AT ARM PITS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE WAS WORN BY DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS WHILE LIVING IN COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF HER MOTHER'S CLOTHES, KOGAWA SAID: “ SHE SO MUCH LIKED CLOTHES,,, AND SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, [BUT] SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT… SHE HAD ONE PAIR OF SHOES, WHICH SHE KEPT REPAIRING AND REPAIRING… [HER CLOTHING] BRINGS BACK A SADNESS FOR MY MOTHER, BECAUSE HER LIFE WAS SO HARD… TO GO FROM WHAT THEY HAD IN VANCOUVER, ALL THE DREAMS THAT THEY HAD THERE, INTO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE IT WAS SO HARSH… THAT WAS NOT A WAY TO BE TREATED IN THAT STAGE OF LIFE… MY MOTHER WAS A VERY SILENT WOMAN AND DID NOT COMPLAIN… I THINK SHE GAVE UP ON BEING PART OF THE WORLD, AND RETREATED FROM IT. AS LONG AS SHE HAD KIDS, SHE HAD TO BE IN THE WORLD, BUT I THINK THAT, BY INCLINATION, SHE WOULD HAVE JUST LEFT IT – IT WAS JUST TOO HARD FOR HER… I JUST WISH SO MUCH THAT I HAD KNOWN HER THEN THE WAY I KNOW HER NOW… I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE MADE HER HAPPY, BECAUSE SHE NEVER WAS… BUT IN SOME WAYS I THINK HER LIFE ENDED HAPPILY. I CERTAINLY DID THE BEST I COULD FOR [HER]; I TRIED REALLY HARD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041595
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041603
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
52.5
Width
34.5
Description
YELLOW/BEIGE RAYON BLOUSE HAS LONG SLEEVES AND LACE FRONT BODICE. ROUNDED TIP COLLAR IS SAME LACE AS BODICE AND BUTTONS ARE CLEAR PLASTIC HALF-SPHERES. REMNANTS OF TAG ARE AT BACK OF COLLAR. ARMPITS ARE STAINED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE BLOUSE BELONGED TO HER AS A TEENAGER. 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
P19970041603
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041762
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
48
Width
46
Description
WHITE SEMI-TRANSPARENT RAYON BLOUSE WITH CAP SLEEVES, REGULAR POLO COLLAR AND LACE TRIM DOWN EITHER SIDE OF FRONT OPENING. RIC-RAC TAPE IS ALSO SEWN AS BOUNDARY FOR LACE TRIM. BUTTONS ARE PLASTIC WITH PEARL COLOURED FINISH WHICH IS MOSTLY WORN OFF.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. 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
P19970041762
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041918
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
54.5
Width
52.4
Description
RED SEMI-TRANSPARENT RAYON BLOUSE WITH WHITE RANDOM SIZED POLKA DOTS. BLOUSE HAS CAP SLEEVES AND NOTCHED COLLAR THAT HAS ROUNDED TIP. BLUE COTTON LABEL SEWN INTO SIDE SEAM HAS "JUNE GALE MONTREAL" ON IT. BOTTOM BUTTON IS MISSING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR AS A TEENAGER WHILE HER FAMILY LIVED AT COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “GOOD OLD RED BLOUSE… I WORE THIS IN COALDALE [DURING] HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN BEYOND, INTO ADULTHOOD… IT WAS KIND OF STIFF, WITH LITTLE WHITE RAISED DOTS ALL OVER IT… IT WAS WORN A LOT… I WORE IT WITH ANYTHING IT WOULD GO WITH.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041918
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, VELVET, PEARL
Catalogue Number
P19694629000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, VELVET, PEARL
No. Pieces
1
Length
57
Width
41
Description
SIZE 14. MACHINE MADE, BODICE TRIMMED IN BEIGE LACE. LACE EDGING ON NECK & CUFFS; BEIGE COLOUR. BLACK VELVET BOW TIED AT NECK. 5 WHITE PLASTIC FRONT BUTTONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR, MRS. MCNABB HAS PROVIDED NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW INFORMATION ON THE HARVIE FAMILY, ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO THE RECORD. ROBERT AND MARGARET HARVIE LEFT SCOTLAND IN 1904 AND IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, DESTINED FOR LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE FAMILY CONSISTED OF TWO SONS (JOHN AND CHARLIE) AND A DAUGHTER (MARGARET). MR. HARVIE’S MINING EXPERIENCE IN HIS NATIVE SCOTLAND PROVED VALUABLE IN LETHBRIDGE AND DIAMOND CITY WHERE, HE FOUND WORK MINING COAL. IN 1907, MR. HARVIE MOVED HIS FAMILY ON TO THE PRAIRIE AFTER HE DECIDED THAT FARMING WAS HIS CALLING. HE OCCUPIED LANDS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE BEFORE SETTLING PERMANENTLY NEAR TURIN. MRS. MARGARET MCNABB WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE HARVIE FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 86 IN 1979. FOR MORE BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS ON THE FAMILY, PLEASE REFERENCE P19651761000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING ITEMS DONATED BY MARGARET MCNABB. THE ATTEMPTS MADE TO LOCATE AND CONTACT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19694629000
Acquisition Date
1969-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BODICE?
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19770086000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BODICE?
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
LACE, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Width
34
Description
SIZE SMALL. BLOUSE OF DRESS, SKIRT MISSING. HAND SEWN & TAILORED. REY MATERIAL WITH BLACK & WHITE DESIGN. 3 PIECES OF WHITE LACE, ORDERED BY BLACK LACE, RUN DOWN THE FRONT OF BODICE. A RIBBON IS ALSO SEWN ON AT EACH PIECE OF LACE. SMALL PLEATS ARE FOUND AT SHOULDERS AND SLEEVES ALONG FRONT OF BODICE. SLEEVES BLACK LACE, WITH WHITE LACE INSERTS, SLEEVE RUFFLE WHITE LACE, TRIMMED WITH BLACK LACE. WHITE BELT WORN ON INSIDE OF BODICE. PRINTED ON BELT IN GREEN: "M.F. DALY 200 WEST 81ST ST.". BODICE HAS LACE COLLAR. FRONT CLOSES WITH 13 HOOK & EYES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ACQUIRED BY DONOR AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE, APRIL 22, 1977.
Catalogue Number
P19770086000
Acquisition Date
1977-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
KIMONO-STYLE TOP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19950073152
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KIMONO-STYLE TOP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
73.5
Width
88.5
Description
BLACK AND BLUE BROCADE KIMONO-STYLE BLOUSE. BLACK BASE COLOUR PATTERNED WITH ROYAL BLUE FLOWERS. SHORT SLEEVES AND STAND-UP MANDARIN COLLAR WITH THREE FROG FASTENERS. WRAP-OVER BLOUSE HAS FIVE FROG FASTENERS AT SIDE CLOSURE. PALE GREEN SILK LINING, WITH TAG AT COLLAR WITH ORIENTAL CHARACTERS. CREASES ALONG SIDES DUE TO PREVIOUS STORAGE. APPEARS HANDMADE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19950073153-GA FOR MATCHING TROUSERS. OUTFIT BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER. *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
P19950073152
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
GIRL'S BLOUSE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19990002002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIRL'S BLOUSE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
37.5
Width
49.5
Description
WHITE THIN LINEN BLOUSE. THREE MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE; DRAWSTRING COLLAR. LONG SLEEVES WITH ELASTICIZED CUFFS, TATTED BAND, AND 4.5CM LACE TRIM. SLEEVES ARE GATHERED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
COSTUME BELONGED TO DONOR WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD (1949). LIVED IN CZECH REPUBLIC OF MORAVIA, IN TOWN CALLED PREROV. DONOR CAME TO CANADA WITH HUSBAND IN 1970. WENT TO EDMONTON FOR 3 WEEKS, THEN BROOKS FOR 1 1/2 YEARS,THEN SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 25 YEARS. DONOR'S HUSBAND WORKED AS AN IRRIGATION SPECIALIST. COSTUME WAS HANDMADE BY DONOR'S MOTHER, AND WAS WORN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990002002
Acquisition Date
1999-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BABY'S HOODED CAPE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, FUR, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P20000038030
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY'S HOODED CAPE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL, FUR, RIBBON
No. Pieces
1
Length
65.0
Width
33.5
Description
LIGHT BLUE, KNIT CAPE. HAS A HOOD THAT IS TRIMMED WITH SOFT WHITE FUR (RABBIT?). THERE IS A LIGHT BLUE SATIN RIBBON WEAVED INTO MATERIAL AROUND NECK. SEWN INSIDE CAPE IS A WHITE TAG WITH DARK BLUE PRINT THAT READS "MADE IN ENGLAND BY ALFRED YATES & CO. LEICESTER.".
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
P20000038030
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041725
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
98
Width
43
Description
PURPLE RAYON COAT HAS NOTCHED LAPEL COLLAR AND TWO LARGE BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS ON FRONT. FABRIC OF COAT HAS BROKEN LINE PATTERN. INSIDE OF COAT IS LINED WITH NYLON FABRIC WITH COLORFUL FLORAL PATTERN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
THIS COAT BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA. LIKELY BROUGHT FROM 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. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF HER MOTHER'S CLOTHES, KOGAWA SAID: “ SHE SO MUCH LIKED CLOTHES,,, AND SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, [BUT] SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT… SHE HAD ONE PAIR OF SHOES, WHICH SHE KEPT REPAIRING AND REPAIRING… [HER CLOTHING] BRINGS BACK A SADNESS FOR MY MOTHER, BECAUSE HER LIFE WAS SO HARD… TO GO FROM WHAT THEY HAD IN VANCOUVER, ALL THE DREAMS THAT THEY HAD THERE, INTO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE IT WAS SO HARSH… THAT WAS NOT A WAY TO BE TREATED IN THAT STAGE OF LIFE… MY MOTHER WAS A VERY SILENT WOMAN AND DID NOT COMPLAIN… I THINK SHE GAVE UP ON BEING PART OF THE WORLD, AND RETREATED FROM IT. AS LONG AS SHE HAD KIDS, SHE HAD TO BE IN THE WORLD, BUT I THINK THAT, BY INCLINATION, SHE WOULD HAVE JUST LEFT IT – IT WAS JUST TOO HARD FOR HER… I JUST WISH SO MUCH THAT I HAD KNOWN HER THEN THE WAY I KNOW HER NOW… I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE MADE HER HAPPY, BECAUSE SHE NEVER WAS… BUT IN SOME WAYS I THINK HER LIFE ENDED HAPPILY. I CERTAINLY DID THE BEST I COULD FOR [HER]; I TRIED REALLY HARD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041725
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041727
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
103
Width
44
Description
PURPLE NYLON THREE-QUARTER LENGTH COAT WITH WIDE CIRCULAR COWL COLLAR. NO BUTTON DOWN FRONT. COAT HAS TWO BROAD WELT POCKETS AND NO LINING. CUFFS HAVE BEEN ROLLED UP AND SEWN TO DIFFERENT LENGTH.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
COAT BELONGED TO DONOR AS A YOUNG WOMAN. 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
P19970041727
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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