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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ANGORA, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19662331000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
ANGORA, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Length
89.0
Description
BLACK ANGORA, (HORSEHIDE?) BASKETWEAVE DESIGN EMBOSSED ON BELT. LEATHER BACKED WITH CANVAS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
CHAPS ARE USED TO PROTECT RIDERS LEGS.
Catalogue Number
P19662331000
Acquisition Date
1966-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19900027000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.2
Description
ANGORA WOOL COVERED LEATHER CHAPS. PADDED WITH COTTON CANVAS LINING. BELT LEATHER TOOLED IN BASKET WEAVE OR CROSS-HATCH PATTERN. C/W STEEL BUCKLE. PORTION OF BELT MISSING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
DONOR STATES CHAPS MADE & PURCHASED IN OREGON. PURCHASED BY GEORGE LOMAS ABOUT 1908 IN LAWRENCE A TOWN NEAR PORTLAND. FARMED IN BURDETT AREA. USED TO PROTECT A RIDERS LEGS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS PAIR OF CHAPS DONATED BY GEORGE LOMAS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN COMPILED USING INFORMATION FOUND ON THE “FIND A GRAVE” WEBSITE AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVES. ACCORDING TO HIS HEADSTONE, LOMAS WAS BORN IN 1888. HIS OBITUARY STATES HE ARRIVED IN ALBERTA FROM PHILADELPHIA IN 1907, FIRST WORKING ON THE CPR’S HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE AS A COOK THEN GOING ON TO RIDE WITH WHITNEY RANCHES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE THEN BEGAN HOMESTEADING IN THE BOW ISLAND AREA IN 1908. HE MARRIED CECILIA “AMY” POWELL OF IRON SPRINGS IN 1910. THE COUPLE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THEIR FOUR DAUGHTERS WERE NELLIE IRENE ROELOFS (1911-1969), GWEN PHOEBE WALKER (1912-1990), EDITH MARIE GARRETT (1915-2008), AND OLLIE UPTON (D. 1996). THEIR SONS WERE GEORGE “WEB” WILBUR (1922-1986) AND M. EARL (1930-2009). ACCORDING TO THE CALGARY OBITUARY OF THEIR YOUNGEST SON, EARL, THE FAMILY MOVED TO CALGARY IN 1934 WHERE EARL WAS RAISED. GEORGE SR. AND HIS WIFE, AMY, RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AFTER HIS RETIREMENT IN 1962. GEORGE LOMAS PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 4 JANUARY 1977 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS. AMY LOMAS (NEE POWELL) PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON 20 FEBRUARY 1982 AT THE AGE OF 89 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND SUPPORTING ONLINE RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19900027000
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BILLY MCINTYRE BUFFALO COAT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO, BEAVER, HORSE HAIR
Catalogue Number
P20060005001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BILLY MCINTYRE BUFFALO COAT
Date
1945
Materials
BUFFALO, BEAVER, HORSE HAIR
No. Pieces
1
Length
100
Width
59
Description
BRWN 3/4 LENGTH BUFFALO COAT. COAT HAS WIDE BEAVER COLLAR THAT FEATURES HORSE HAIR ON UNDERSIDE. ONE SIDE OF OPENING HAS FIVE CYLINDRICAL WOODEN BUTTONS AND FOUR LOOPS FOR CLOSURE. OPPOSITE SIDE IS THE SAME. TWO POCKETS FOUND ON EITHER SIDE OF COAT WITH TAN LEATHER LINING. CUFFS OF SLEEVES ARE BEAVER SKIN. BRWN QUILTED LINING DISPLAYS LEFT BREAST POCKET. MANUFACTURERS LABEL STITCHED TO INTERIOR OF COAT WHICH INDICATES IT WAS MADE IN SPOKANE, WA. BOTTOM BACK OF COAT IS VENTED WITH A SPLIT COAT TAIL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
BUFFALO COAT BELONGED TO DONOR’S FATHER HYMAN COHEN. MR. COHEN WAS BORN IN POLTAVA RUSSIA IN 1892, AND IMMIGRATED TO NORTH AMERICA IN 1907. AFTER WORKING A NUMBER OF JOBS IN CALGARY, COHEN BECAME INVOLVED IN THE CATTLE TRADING BUSINESS. HE WORKED AS A CATTLE BUYER FOR A.H. MAYLAND OF UNION PACKING, BEFORE EVENTUALLY BRANCHING OUT ON HIS OWN AS AN INDEPENDENT ORDER BUYER. DONOR RECALLED HEARING THAT COHEN HAD A GOOD EYE FOR CATTLE, AND THUS, WHEN THE ACME PACKING COMPANY ASKED HIM TO PURCHASE A NUMBER OF CATTLE FOR THEM, HE WAS NATURALLY DRAWN TO THE MCINTYRE RANCHING COMPANY. (SEE PERMANENT COPY FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON THE MCINTYRE RANCHING COMPANY). IN 1944 OR 1945, COHEN PURCHASED A CARLOAD OF FATTENED HEIFERS FROM THE MCINTYRE RANCH. HE EXPORTED THESE HEIFERS BACK TO THE ACME PACKING PLANT IN PORTLAND, WHEREUPON THEY WERE ENTERED INTO THE PORTLAND WINTER FAIR BY THE PLANT OWNER, MORRIS GORDON. THE HEIFERS WERE OF SUCH QUALITY THAT THEY WON FIRST PRIZE IN THE FAIR, AND COHEN WAS CONGRATULATED FOR HIS EFFORTS IN FINDING THE CATTLE. THE MCINTYRE RANCHING COMPANY WAS LIKEWISE ELATED THAT THE CATTLE HAD WON FIRST PRIZE, AND THANKED COHEN FOR GAINING THE RANCH SUCH RECOGNITION, BY GIVING HIM BILLY MCINTYRE’S BUFFALO FUR COAT AS A SPECIAL REWARD. COHEN CONTINUED TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE MCINTYRE RANCHING COMPANY FOR MANY YEARS AND BECAME CLOSE FRIENDS WITH BILLY MCINTYRE. BILLY MCINTYRE’S BUFFALO FUR COAT WAS A TREASURED HEIRLOOM OF THE COHEN FAMILY. THE DONOR WORE THE COAT WITH PRIDE, AND EVEN SHOWED IT OFF AT THE CALGARY WINTER OLYMPICS IN 1988, WHERE HE WORKED AS A VOLUNTEER. THE COAT PREVIOUSLY WAS FULL LENGTH AND BOASTED THE RATHER UNIQUE FEATURE OF DETACHABLE LOWER LEGGINGS AND CHAPS. THE DONOR WITH HIS FATHER’S PERMISSION TOOK THE COAT TO A FURRIER WHO REMOVED THE LEGGING PORTION AND MADE THE COAT INTO A THREE QUARTER LENGTH BUFFALO COAT. THE DONOR DECIDED TO DONATE THE COAT TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 2006 TO PRESERVE THE LEGACY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S MOST FAMOUS RANCHER, BILLY MCINTYRE. DONOR WROTE “[M]Y FAMILY THINKS THAT THE HISTORICAL COAT IS BETTER DISPLAYED IN A MUSEUM THAN IN MY STORAGE CONTAINER.”
Catalogue Number
P20060005001
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NAVAL JACKET
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990053004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAVAL JACKET
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
71.0
Width
46.5
Description
NAVY BLUE, WOOL. PULL OVER STYLE; HAS A SHORT GOLD ZIPPER ON TOP FRONT. HAS A WELT POCKET ON LEFT BREAST, WITH DECORATIVE STITCHING AT THE SIDES. CUFFS OF SLEEVES HAVE THREE WHITE STRIPES SEWN ON. EACH CUFF ALSO HAS TWO BLACK, PLASTIC BUTTONS, WITH ANCHORS IMPRESSED INTO THEM. TOP OF RIGHT ARM HAS A NAVY BLUE PATCH SEWN ON. EMBROIDERED AT TOP OF PATCH IS A WHITE EAGLE, WITH WINGS SPREAD; BELOW THIS IS A WHITE ANCHOR, OVERLAID BY A TORPEDO SHAPE, AND WINGS AT THE SIDE; BELOW THIS IS A RED V-SHAPED BAR. BACK OF JACKET HAS A TURNED DOWN RECTANGULAR FLAP, WITH THREE WHITE STRIPES SEWN AROUND THE PERIMETER (THAT GO AROUND TO THE FRONT ON INSIDE OF ZIPPER). EMBROIDERED ON BACK FLAP IS A WHITE STAR IN THE TWO LOWER CORNERS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
MILITARY
History
A UNITED STATES NAVY SEAMAN'S TUNIC, PROBABLY USED AROUND THE SECOND WORLD WAR. DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “MILITARY NAVAL JACKET WAS NOT USED IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION, BUT SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR REPRODUCTION PURPOSES, IF NEEDED.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053004
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
U.S. AIRBORNE JACKET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990053005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
U.S. AIRBORNE JACKET
Date
1944
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.0
Length
76.0
Width
46.0
Description
SHORT, NAVY GREEN. HAS TWO FLAPPED PATCH, BREAST POCKETS, WITH GOLD COLOURED METAL BUTTONS. BUTTONS ARE EMBOSSED WITH AN EAGLE, WITH SPREAD WINGS, OVERLAID WITH A CREST SHAPE. ONE FOOT OF EAGLE IS HOLDING A STEM OF LEAVES, THE OTHER IS HOLDING A BUNCH OF GRAIN. ABOVE EAGLE IS A BANNER THAT READS "EPLURIBUS UNUM", AND ABOVE THIS IS A CIRCLE WITH 12 STARS WITHIN IT; CIRCLE IS SURROUNDED BY A BORDER OF TINY SPHERES. THERE ARE THREE BUTTONS ON FRONT (SAME AS ABOVE, BUT BIGGER). THE BACK OF EACH BUTTON IS IMPRESSED WITH "WATERBURY BUTTON CO. * CONN. * ". JACKET HAS NOTCHED LAPELS. A STRAP AT BOTTOM OF JACKET OVERLAPS THE OTHER SIDE AND GOES THROUGH A GOLD COLOURED BUCKLE. THERE IS A GOLD BUTTON ON EACH SHOULDER (SAME AS ABOVE). THERE IS ONE KHAKI GREEN STRIPE AROUND EACH CUFF. LEFT ARM HAS A ROYAL BLUE PATCH SEWN ON. ON BOTTOM OF PATCH IS A WHITE STAR WITH A RED CENTRE. ABOVE THIS IS A WHITE PARACHUTE, OVERLAID WITH A WHITE AIRPLANE. ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PLANE IS A YELLOW WING. AT THE TOP OF PATCH READS "AIRBORNE TROOP CARRIER". SEWN ON INSIDE OF JACKET ARE FOUR KHAKI GREEN, PLASTIC BUTTONS. ON INSIDE LEFT IS A SIDEWAYS WELT POCKET. TAG INSIDE OF POCKET READS "CINCINATTI, OHIO SPECIALLY CUT AND MADE FOR YOU MR C.H. LANIER DATE 5-18-44 NO 12177". SEWN OUTSIDE OF POCKET IS A MONOGRAM MADE UP OF THREE SQUARES OF FABRIC, IT READS "CHL". THE LETTERS ARE WHITE, FANCY SCRIPT, ON A BLACK BACKGROUND. INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH GOLD SATIN. STAMPED ON INSIDE IS "L-2229".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
MILITARY
History
DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “US AIRBORNE JACKET USED IN 1988 PRODUCTION “SOUTH PACIFIC” BY LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE AND WORN BY A CAST MEMBER PLAYING ONE OF THE OFFICERS.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053005
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SUMMER DRESS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990053009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUMMER DRESS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.0
Length
132.0
Width
49.0
Description
WHITE, COTTON. BODICE AND BOTTOM HALF OF SKIRT HAVE NUMEROUS INTRICATE CUTOUTS AND EMBROIDERY (AN OVERALL FLORAL PATTERN). WAISTBAND AND TOP HALF OF SKIRT HAVE WHITE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS ON THEM WITH TINY CUTOUTS. ABOVE AND BELOW WAISTBAND, DRESS HAS NARROW PLEATS. ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES END WITH A SCALLOPED EDGE. BOTTOM OF SKIRT HAS A STRAIGHT SOLID BAND AROUND IT. NECKLINE HAS A CROCHETED TRIM AROUND IT. BACK OF DRESS IS OPEN FROM NECKLINE TO HALFWAY DOWN SKIRT; THIS CLOSES WITH NUMEROUS HOOKS AND EYES. TOP OF DRESS IS BEGINNING TO YELLOW. DRESS HAS NUMEROUS TEARS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “WHITE COTTON EYELET DRESS NOT USED IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION, BUT SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR POSSIBLE PERIOD COSTUME REPRODUCTION OF CIRCA 1910.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053009
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, CHIFFON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19990053007
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
VELVET, CHIFFON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.0
Length
125.0
Width
47.5
Description
BLACK VELVET. HAS A HIGH, STRAIGHT CUT NECKLINE (BOAT NECKLINE). NECKLINE IS GATHERED IN THE FRONT AT THE SHOULDERS. SKIRT IS SLIGHTLY FLARED. HAS 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES MADE OF A SHEER BLACK FABRIC WITH BLACK VELVET DESIGNS ON IT. CUFFS ARE CUT IN A V-SHAPE, SO TOPSIDE IS LONGER THAN BOTTOM SIDE. CUFFS CLOSE WITH A SMALL, METAL SNAP. BACK OF DRESS HAS A SLIT FROM NECKLINE TO CENTER BACK; SLIT CLOSES AT NECKLINE WITH A PLASTIC, SILVER BUTTON SHAPED LIKE A FLOWER. BUTTON HAS A CLEAR GEM IN THE CENTER. DRESS HAS A LOOP OF THREAD ON EACH SIDE, THROUGH WHICH IS A BELT. BELT IS A STRIP OF BLACK POLYESTER?, WITH PEACH COLOURED ENDS. ONE END OF BELT IS FRAYED. DRESS HAS LOOSE THREADS THROUGHOUT. A RIP IN SKIRT HAS BEEN LOOSELY REPAIRED. DRESS IS CUT ON THE BIAS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
FINE ARTS
History
DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “BLACK VELVET DRESS NOT USED IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION, BUT SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR POSSIBLE COSTUME REPRODUCTION DETAILS OF 1930S CLOTHING.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053007
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990053003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOL, SILK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.0
Length
98.0
Width
56.5
Description
MEN'S FROCK COAT. BLACK WOOL. DOUBLE BREASTED; BUTTONS ARE STEEL, OVERLAID WITH BLACK THREAD IN A WEAVE PATTERN. IMPRESSED INTO BACK OF EACH BUTTON IS "CARANTIE * 32 * ". COAT HAS NOTCHED LAPELS, THAT END IN A V-SHAPE. COLLAR IS SLIGHTLY NARROWER THAN LAPELS. THERE ARE TWO BUTTON HOLES ON LAPEL, ONE OF WHICH IS SEWN UP. BELOW WAIST LINE JACKET IS SLIGHTLY FULLER. THERE ARE NO OUTSIDE POCKETS, BUT A WELT POCKET ON EACH INSIDE BREAST. INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH BLACK SILK, EXCEPT FOR SLEEVES WHICH ARE LINED WITH A WHITE AND BLACK STRIPED COTTON. LINING ON RIGHT ARM IS LOOSE, AND APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REPAIRED. THERE ARE THREE SMALLER BUTTONS SAME AS ABOVE, ON EACH CUFF, WITH MOCK BUTTONHOLES. BACK OF JACKET, HAS A VENT, ABOVE WHICH ARE 2 BUTTONS (SAME AS ABOVE). EACH 'TAIL' OF VENT HAS A HIDDEN SLIT POCKET ON INSIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
PERSONAL CARE
History
ORIGIN DATE OF THIS COAT IS UNKNOWN, BUT FROCK COATS WERE WORN BY MEN FROM THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY THROUGH THE 19TH CENTURY. COULD HAVE BEEN REPLICATED LATER TO COPY AN EARLIER STYLE. DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “FROCK COAT WAS USED AS A COSTUME PIECE IN “OLIVER” LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE IN 1975 AND WAS WORN BY THE CHARACTER PLAYING OLIVER’S GRANDFATHER.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053003
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
COCKTAIL DRESS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHIFFON, NYLON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990053006
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COCKTAIL DRESS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
CHIFFON, NYLON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.5
Width
56.5
Description
INNER BODICE AND SKIRT ARE PEACH. SKIRT IS MADE UP OF 2 LAYERS OF CHIFFON, AND IS FLARED. INNER BODICE IS MADE OF PEACH NYLON, COVERED BY A LAYER OF PEACH CHIFFON. INNER BODICE IS STRAPLESS AND SLEEVELESS; HAS CUPS FORMED INTO BODICE AT BREAST. INNER BODICE IS ATTACHED TO OUTER SKIRT AT WAIST LINE; HAS AN IVORY ZIPPER DOWN THE BACK WITH "TALON" ON IT. BODICE HAS STAYS SEWN INTO THE INSIDE, TO HELP KEEP IT STIFF. OUTER DRESS IS MADE OF ONE LAYER OF BLACK, TRANSPARENT, CHIFFON. DRESS IS MADE UP OF ALTERNATING HORIZONTAL STRIPS OF PLAIN FABRIC AND STRIPS WITH VERTICAL LINES, SEPARATED BY ROWS OF BLACK LACE. HAS SHORT SLEEVES AND FLARED SKIRT. HAS A BLACK ZIPPER AT CENTER BACK "TALON". ABOVE THIS THE DRESS IS OPEN, BUT HOOKS WITH AN EYE AT THE BACK OF NECKLINE. THERE IS ABOUT A 1 INCH HOLE ON BACK OF DRESS, AT THE SEAM WHERE TWO HORIZONTAL STRIPS MEET.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
FINE ARTS
History
THIS TYPE OF DRESS WAS POPULARIZED IN THE 1950S AND WAS SUITABLE FOR FORMAL LATE AFTERNOON PARTIES. DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “COCKTAIL DRESS NOT USED IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION, BUT SERVED AS A REFERENCE ITEM FOR POSSIBLE COSTUME REPRODUCTION PURPOSES.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053006
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TUXEDO JACKET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990053002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TUXEDO JACKET
Date
1936
Materials
WOOL, SILK, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
108.5
Length
55.5
Width
8.0
Description
CUTAWAY STYLE TUXEDO JACKET. OUTSIDE IS BLACK WOOL. MOCK DOUBLE BREASTED: HAS 6 BLACK WOOD BUTTONS, THAT COME TO A POINT IN THE CENTRES, AND FOUR LINES OF STITCHING TO LOOK LIKE BUTTON HOLES (BUT ARE NOT) HAS NOTCHED LAPELS THAT END IN A V-SHAPE, COLLAR IS NARROWER THAN LAPELS. LAPELS ARE LINED WITH A DIFFERENT FABRIC THAN COLLAR . THERE IS A WELT POCKET ON OUTSIDE LEFT BREAST. THERE IS ANOTHER WELT POCKET ON INSIDE RIGHT BREAST. A TAG INSIDE THIS POCKET READS "RIDPATH CASH TAILOR LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. MR. T. BURNET DATE OCT 1936". INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH BLACK SILK?, EXCEPT SLEEVES WHICH ARE LINED WITH SILVER SILK. CUFFS OF SLEEVES HAVE THREE SMALLER BUTTONS BUT SAME STYLE AS ABOVE. BUTTONS ON CUFFS DO NOT UNDO. FRONT OF JACKET IS SHORT AND V-SHAPED, AND BACK OF JACKET HAS LONG TAILS. BACK OF JACKET IS SPLIT FROM THE WAIST DOWN. ENDS OF TAILS ARE ROUNDED. THERE ARE TWO BUTTONS SAME AS ABOVE, ON BACK WAIST OF JACKET; BELOW EACH IS A NARROW PLEAT THAT RUN THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE TAIL. THERE IS A SMALL HOLE IN RIGHT SHOULDER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
PERSONAL CARE
History
JACKET IS NOT IN EXACT STYLE OF THE TRADITIONAL CUTAWAY COAT, BUT BASIC SHAPE IS THE SAME. DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “TUXEDO OR CUTAWAY REMAINED IN COLLECTION, THOUGH NOT USED IN A PRODUCTION SERVED AS A REFERENCE ITEM, IF NEEDED. NOTE THAT SIZES OF CLOTHING MADE IN EARLIER YEARS, WERE SMALLER AND SOMETIMES DID NOT FIT CURRENT ACTORS SIZES.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053002
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SATIN?, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990053001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1955
Materials
WOOL, SATIN?, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
120.3
Length
62.5
Width
7.0
Description
CHESTERFIELD STYLE OVERCOAT. BLACK WOOL, WITH A FAINT PINSTRIPE PATTERN ON OUTSIDE. HAS NOTCHED LAPELS; LAPELS END IN A V-SHAPE; COLLAR IS NOT AS WIDE AS LAPEL. JACKET IS DOUBLE BREASTED; BUTTONS ARE BLACK PLASTIC. HAS 1 FLAPPED WELT POCKET ON OUTSIDE RIGHT, AND TWO FLAPPED WELT POCKETS ON OUTSIDE, LEFT. INSIDE OF JACKET HAS TWO WELT POCKETS, ONE ON RIGHT BREAST, AND ONE ON LEFT WAIST. A TAG INSIDE RIGHT BREAST POCKET READS "14708 15/6 G.2X 372 PASSED NO 76". THERE ARE ALSO THREE BUTTONS SEWN ONTO INSIDE OF JACKET, TWO SMALL AND ONE LARGE. INSIDE OF JACKET HAS A BLACK SATIN? LINING. CUFFS OF SLEEVES EACH HAVE 4 MOCK PLASTIC BUTTONS. AT BACK OF COAT, BOTTOM IS SPLIT. THERE IS A WHITISH SPOT ON BACK OF COAT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
FINE ARTS
History
THE CHESTERFIELD COAT TRADITIONALLY HAD A VELVET COLLAR, WHICH THIS COAT DOES NOT, BUT OTHERWISE IS THE SAME STYLE. THE CHESTERFIELD COAT WAS POPULAR IN THE LATE 1920S THROUGH 1940, BUT THE PLASTIC BUTTONS ON THIS COAT INDICATE THAT THE COAT WAS MADE AFTER WORLD WAR II. POSSIBLY MADE TO REPRODUCE AN EARLIER POPULAR STYLE. DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. **** NARRATIVE AND OVERCOAT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “DONOR IS A TEACHER, PRIMARILY JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCIENCES, AND GIFTED PROGRAM. SHE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN ASPECTS OF LOCAL THEATRE WORK FOR MANY YEARS, INCLUDING SCHOOL DRAMA PRODUCTIONS AND COMMUNITY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, NAMELY LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE AND PLAYGOERS OF LETHBRIDGE. WITH AN INTEREST IN PERIOD TYPE FASHIONS AND DRESS, AND THEATRICAL COSTUMING, OVER THE YEARS SHE HAD GATHERED A SMALL COLLECTION, OF SUCH COSTUME PIECES OR GARMENTS. THESE ITEMS WERE ACQUIRED FROM LOCAL AND AREA PEOPLE WHO HAD BECOME AWARE OF THESE INTERESTS AND PASSED THEM ALONG TO HER. THEY WERE STORED IN HER HOME IN ORDER TO MORE EFFECTIVELY PRESERVE THEM. SOME PIECES WERE USED IN PRODUCTIONS, SOME SERVED AS REFERENCES FOR CONSTRUCTION DETAILS AND METHODS-USEFUL IN REPRODUCTION OF PERIOD DRESS, WHILE OTHERS-THOUGHT NOT USED, CONTINUED TO BE STORED FOR POSSIBLE USE OR REFERENCE .SOME PIECES WERE MADE OF DELICATE FABRICS OR MATERIALS AND WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO USE IN ANY RIGOROUS STAGE MOVEMENTS. SOME GARMENTS WERE OF SMALL SIZES THAT WOULD NOT FIT THE CURRENT SIZES IN GENERAL OF CAST MEMBERS.” “THIS OVERCOAT WAS USED AS A COSTUME PIECE IN THE PRODUCTION OF PLAYGOER’S “LIFE WITH FATHER” IN 1977, WORN BY FRANK FEATHERSTONE PLAYING CLARENCE DAY” ***ON 20 DECEMBER, 2011, GAIL INFORMED COLLECTIONS STAFF THAT SHE VOLUNTEERED WITH LETHBRIDGE’S PLAYGOERS BEGINNING IN 1975. SHE HAD “A GENERAL INTEREST IN ASPECTS OF THEATRE PRODUCTION WORK” AND WAS INTRIGUED BY HOW STORIES WERE BROUGHT TO LIFE HOW SHE COULD “GIVE THEM FORM AND SUBSTANCE ON A THEATRE STAGE”. HOLLAND BEGAN WORKING IN COSTUME CONSTRUCTION INITIALLY FOR PLAYGOERS AND, SOME YEARS LATER, WORKED AS A COSTUME DESIGNER FOR LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE (LMT) FOR MANY PRODUCTIONS. “DESIGN WORK, ESPECIALLY PERIOD PIECES, OR SETTINGS” SAID HOLLAND IN 2010, “OFTEN REQUIRED A GREAT DEAL OF EXTENSIVE AND DETAILED RESEARCH AS PART OF PREPARATION FOR A PRODUCTION, SO AS TO BRING SOME ASPECTS OF AUTHENTICITY TO WHAT WAS BEING CREATED.” IN 1981, HOLLAND RECEIVED A “LEMMY AWARD” (LETHBRIDGE EMMY) FOR COSTUME WORK SHE DID FOR THE “THE KING AND I” AND IN RECOGNITION OF WORK SHE DID IN PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS. HOLLAND HERSELF PARTICIPATED ON STAGE IN THE PLAYGOERS PRODUCTION OF “THE ODD COUPLE” FEMALE VERSION IN 1987. THE LAST PRODUCTION WORKED ON BY HOLLAND FOR PLAYGOERS WAS IN 2006’S “A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS”. IN 2008 SHE ASSISTED LMT WITH ITS PRODUCTION OF “ANNIE”. FOR HOLLAND, THERE IS A DEEP “CARE AND CONCERN FOR PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF CLOTHING.” HAVING CARRIED OUT MUCH RESEARCH HERSELF, “IT SEEMED APPROPRIATE” SHE SAID, “TO PLACE (HER COLLECTION) WHERE [IT] COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OTHERS, FOR REFERENCE OR FOR CONSTRUCTION METHODS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL TO OTHERS IN CREATING REPRODUCTION.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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