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Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041744
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
288
Diameter
1
Description
BLACK ROPE BELT IS WOVEN WOOLEN ROPE WITH BLACK TASSELED ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CINCTURE IS THE ROPE BELT USED TO HOLD CLOSED A PRIEST'S ROBES. CINCTURE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041744
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SKIRT AND BLOOMER SET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20000085003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKIRT AND BLOOMER SET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
120.0
Width
48.0
Description
1. BLOOMERS. NAVY BLUE, WITH WHITE TRIM. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR, WITH FOUR ROWS OF WHITE TRIM ON IT. FRONT OPENING, TO JUST BELOW WAISTLINE, CLOSES WITH 6 BLACK, BAKELITE BUTTONS. FRONT CLOSURE HAS TWO ROWS OF WHITE TRIM ON IT. SHORT SLEEVES ALSO HAVE TWO ROWS OF WHITE TRIM ON THEM. THERE IS A WORN AND FRAYED, WHITE CLOTH TAG INSIDE BACK OF NECKLINE. ONE LEG HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY BLEACHED AND BLOOMERS HAVE NUMEROUS WORN SPOTS AND HOLES THROUGHOUT. 2. SKIRT. NAVY BLUE WITH WHITE TRIM. GO WITH ABOVE BLOOMERS. WAISTBAND HAS 5 BUTTONHOLES AROUND IT. BACK OF SKIRT HAS AN OPENING WITN NO CLOSURE. BACK OF SKIRT HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY BLEACHED. ALSO HAS NUMEROUS WORN SPOTS AND HOLES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P20000085001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BLOUSE DONATED BY BEV NAGATA. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. BEVERLY “BEV” NAGATA IS THE DAUGHTER OF FREDRICK I. SAUTER AND NORA JEAN SAUTER (NEE MCCOY). FREDRICK “FRED” I. SAUTER WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 12, 1920, THE SON OF CHARLES SR. AND MARY SAUTER (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS THE FIRST BABY BORN IN THE TOWN OF VAUXHALL, AB. HE OWNED AND OPERATED SAUTER’S GENERAL SUPPLIES FOR THREE TO FOUR DECADES. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON NOVEMBER 9, 2008. NORA JEAN SAUTER (NEE MCCOY) WAS BORN IN PORT ALBERNI, BC ON APRIL 1, 1913, THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND HATTIE MCCOY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND TWIN OF DAVID MCCOY. SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN EDMONTON AND GRADUATED FROM THE EDMONTON GENERAL HOSPITAL AS A NURSE. SHE ALSO ATTENDED MCGILL UNIVERSITY AND RECEIVED A DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING. SHE BEGAN AS A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IN VAUXHALL, IN 1940. SHE WAS MARRIED TO FRED SAUTER ON AUGUST 20, 1942. NORA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 90 ON JULY 10, 2003. CHARLES R. SAUTER SR. WAS THE FIRST RESIDENT OF VAUXHALL AND WORKED FOR THE PIONEER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS ALSO REPORTEDLY THE FIRST RESIDENT OF VAUXHALL TO OWN A CAR. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 ON AUGUST 4, 1969. MARY SAUTER (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON FEBRUARY 3, 1978. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000085003
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041693
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
53.5
Width
44
Description
CREAM COLORED RAYON BLOUSE HAS SHORT SLEEVES AND BIB COLLAR. COLLAR HAS RUFFLE SIDES AND FLAT CENTER PIECE. COLLAR ALSO OPENS WITH TWO STEEL SNAPS AT BASE OF NECK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA. DONOR RELATES THAT THIS BLOUSE WAS ONE OF HER MOTHER'S FAVORITES. 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
P19970041693
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, LACE, TIN
Catalogue Number
P19990053026
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1945
Materials
RAYON, LACE, TIN
No. Pieces
4
Height
5.0
Length
43.5
Width
56.0
Description
SHORT, BLACK, LADIES BLOUSE. HAS ROWS OF HORIZONTAL BLACK TRIM ON IT. IN BETWEEN SOME OF THE HORIZONTAL STRIPES IS THE TRIM IN A LOOPY PATTERN, WHICH IS ALSO BLACK. LEFT BREAST HAS A SMALL WELT POCKET ON IT. HAS SHORT, CAPPED SLEEVES. FRONT OF BLOUSE IS OPEN; CLOSES WITH BUTTONS (MADE OF METAL SPHERES COVERED WITH BLACK MATERIAL) AND LOOPS OF MATERIAL FOR BUTTON HOLES - SOME BUTTONS ARE MISSING. PINNED WITH 2 BRASS SAFETY PINS ON RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT OPENING IS A JABOT - A WHITE LACE CRAVAT. BLOUSE HAS A COLLAR WHICH IS SPLIT, AND OVERLAPS IN THE BACK. HAS LOOSE THREADS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
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. “LADIES BLOUSE SERVED AS A POSSIBLE REFERENCE FOR PERIOD PIECE WOMEN’S CLOTHING ESPECIALLY FOR CREATING LARGER SIZES REQUIRED FOR CURRENT ACTORS.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053026
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NET, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19739381000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
NET, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
17.0
Width
32.0
Description
SIZE 8. 11 HOOK & EYE FRONT OPENING. TOP FABRIC IS ALTERNATING HAND-CROCHETED AND MANUFACTURED STRIPS OF LACE. NET LINING. SLEEVES AND WAIST HAVE NET RUFFLE. STAND-UP COLLAR. HOLES IN LINING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739381000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NET, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19739382000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, NET, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Width
33
Description
SIZE 8. 9 BUTTON FRONT OPENING. NET LACE AROUND YOKE WITH WIDE RUFFLE. LACE INSET IN LONG SLEEVES. FITTED WITH TIES AT WAIST.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739382000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19739383000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Width
30
Description
SIZE 10. 9 BUTTON BACK OPENING, BUTTERFLY & SCROLL LACE INSET ON FRONT (HAND CROCHETED & EMBROIDERED). LACE-EDGED NECK & LONG SLEEVES. PLEATED SHOULDER PANEL ON FRONT AND BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739383000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CREPE, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19739385000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
CREPE, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE 36. TAG ON HEM "ALL HAND MADE 'THE BLOUSE THAT JACK BUILT' 36"". 6 BUTTON FRONT OPENING (1 MISSING). PLEATED SHOULDERS AND BACK PANEL. LACE EDGED COLLAR AND LONG SLEEVES. 2 BUTTON CUFFS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739385000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CREPE, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19739396000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
CREPE, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE 13. 5 BUTTON FRONT. SATIN PEPLUM SKIRT. LONG SATIN SLEEVES. CREPE SHOULDERS, PADDED. MANY SMALL STAINS. BUTTONS ARE MISSING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF TO P19710217000-GA. DONOR, MRS. M. VASELENAK HAS PROVIDED NO HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BLOUSE DONATED BY M. VASELENAK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. THE CERTIFICATE OF GIFT ASSOCIATED WITH DONATION P19710217 PROVIDES A LITTLE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO NARROW DOWN WHO MRS. M. VASELENAK IS. THE CERTIFICATE OF GIFT LISTS SEVERAL ITEMS THAT BELONGED TO MRS. MIKE VASELENAK IN COALDALE. BASED ON THAT INFORMATION, IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE DONOR IS LEONARD MICHAEL “MIKE” VASELENAK AND FRANCES VASELENAK (NEE BOGUSKI). LEONARD MICHAEL “MIKE” VASELENAK WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 2, 1913, IN LETHBRIDGE, THE SON OF STAFAN AND MARY VASELENAK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). MIKE WAS RAISED ON THE FAMILY FARM OUTSIDE OF COALDALE. HE WAS MARRIED TO FRANCES VASELENAK. MIKE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 90 ON DECEMBER 26, 2003. FRANCES VASELENAK WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1915, IN LETHBRIDGE, THE DAUGHTER OF ADOLF AND ANNA BOGUSKI (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS RAISED ON THE FAMILY FARM JUST NORTH ON THE BROXBURN ROAD. SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 31, 2015 AT THE AGE OF 99. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P19739396000
Acquisition Date
1971-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19950075023
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.9
Width
38.5
Description
LIGHT MAUVE RAYON BLOUSE WITH A CROCHETED-LIKE MANUFACTURED WHITE EDGING AROUND COLLAR, CUFFS, AND UP BOTH SIDES OF THE 6 LIGHT BLUE PLASTIC BUTTONS ON THE FRONT. EACH CUFF IS GATHERED WITH ELASTIC AND HAS A RUFFLED CUFF WITH EDGING ATTACHED. BLOUSE HAS TWO PLEATS ON THE FRONT OF EACH SHOULDER. BLOUSE IS MISSING THE BOTTOM BUTTON AND FABRIC IS STARTING TO PULL AWAY AT THE SEAMS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS WERE CONTAINED IN A TRUNK BELONGING TO THE DONOR'S MOTHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1902 AND WAS RAISED ON A DOUKHOBOR COMMUNE UNTIL SHE AND FRED EVDOKIMOFF LEFT WHEN THEY WERE 18 YEARS OLD TO GET MARRIED. MANY OF THE ITEMS DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1900'S, WHILE OTHERS ARE MODERN AND DATE TO THE 1980'S. DONOR'S PARENTS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. MRS. EVDOKIMOFF DIED IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS OLD. *UPDATE* NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MET WITH DONOR WALLY EVDOKIMOFF IN 2010 TO DISCUSS HIS DONATION OF THE TRUNK AND ITS CONTENTS. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO EVDOKIMOFF HIS MOTHER, PROBABLY PURCHASED THE FABRIC AND THEN SEWED THE BLOUSE HERSELF. HE SAID, "SEWING MACHINES, THAT WAS A STAPLE." HE REMEMBERED VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING IN THEIR HOME WAS HAND MADE UNTIL HE GOT OLDER. HIS FATHER EVEN MADE FURNITURE. HE SAID SKILLS LIKE SEWING, BUILDING, COOKING, GARDENING ETC. WERE ASSETS BECAUSE "WHEN THEY WERE LIVING ON THE COLONY, THEY REALLY DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY. ALL THE MONEY THAT WAS EARNED WENT INTO THE COMMUNE, SO YOU BASICALLY WERE TRYING TO BE SELF SUFFICIENT BUT YOU MADE THINGS 'CAUSE YOU COULDN'T PURCHASE THINGS. THAT WAS PART OF THE DISILLUSION IN MY MIND IS WHY MY DAD LEFT THE COLONY, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, HE WORKED VERY HARD AND THEN HE HAD NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT... STILL THAT TRADITION OF MAKING YOUR OWN STUFF, VERY, VERY COMMON." SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCSSORIES, INCLUDING A TOILET SET AND JACKET DONATED BY WALLY EVDOKIMOFF. DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH PUNDYK IN 2018, EVDOKIMOFF STATED HIS FAMILY LIVED IN YORKTON, SASKATCHEWAN AND BRILLIANT, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THEY WERE MOST LIKELY A PART OF THE DOUKHOBOR COMMUNITIES IN THOSE AREAS. HE CONFIRMED THAT HIS PARENTS FIRST ARRIVED IN ALBERTA IN 1952.
Catalogue Number
P19950075023
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
VISCASHA COAT (LADIES)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FUR, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19750044000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VISCASHA COAT (LADIES)
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
FUR, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
119.4
Description
SIZE 44. FULL LENGTH BROWN MUSKRAT COAT. 2 MAIN BUTTON & LOOPS & 1 SMALLER BUTTON & LOOP AT NECK. COAT FULLY LINED IN RAYON. SLEEVE EDGES, POCKET EDGES, BUTTON EDGES ARE ALL WORN THIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19750039000 & P19750040000-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATED* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING SEVERAL ITEMS DONATED BY HELEN HANRAHAN, NOW HELEN FRIESEN. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED FROM AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED WITH THE DONOR. HELEN INDICATED THAT THIS COAT WAS USED BY HER GRANDMOTHER FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. SHE SAID “MY GRANDMA WASN’T VERY OUTGOING AND SO WHEN WE SAW THE FUR COAT COMING OUT WE KNEW SHE WAS EITHER GOING VISITING OR DOWNTOWN AND THAT WAS PRETTY EXCITING.” SHE RECALLED A STORY: “ONE DAY GRANDMA CAME OUT WEARING HER COAT AND MY MOM TOOK A RARE PICTURE AND WE WERE PULLING GRANDMA ON THE SLED AND WE HIT A RUT AND SHE FELL OFF THE SLED.” GEORGE ELLIS AND MARGARET ELLIS (NEE RAMSAY) WERE MARRIED IN 1910 IN TRURO, NS. HELEN EXPLAINED THAT THE COUPLE ELOPED: “SHE WAS A DRESSMAKER AND SHE WAS WORKING WHERE HE LIVED FOR HIS SISTERS AND ONE DAY THEY JUST GOT UP, WENT TO TRURO, AND GOT MARRIED.” THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN, ARDEN IVAN ELLIS, WHO WAS REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION AND PRESUMED DEAD ON AUGUST 11, 1942, AND FLORENCE EDGELEY. FLORENCE WAS HELEN’S MOTHER. GEORGE AND MARGARET MOVED TO NANTON, AB FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS. HELEN EXPLAINED: “THERE WERE TWO PROBLEMS: MY GRANDFATHER HAD DIFFICULTIES WITH HIS SIBLINGS AND, ALSO, THE DOCTOR TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD ASTHMA AND IF HE COULD GET INTO A DRYER CLIMATE HE WOULD BE BETTER.” THEY DID NOT KNOW ANYONE IN ALBERTA BEFORE THEY MOVED TO THE PROVINCE. ASKED ABOUT HER GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR DISPOSITIONS, HELEN SAID THE FOLLOWING: “WELL, I DIDN’T KNOW THEM BEFORE MY UNCLE WAS KILLED IN THE WAR. APPARENTLY, THEY WERE QUITE HAPPY PEOPLE BEFORE THAT. AND THEY BECAME, YEAH, KIND OF STERN AND THEY HAD A LOT OF RULES ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND WE LIVED NEXT DOOR SO THE GRANDPARENTS HELPED RAISE US KIDS AND SOMETIMES IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT.” SHE CONTINUED, EXPLAINING WHAT WAS DIFFICULT: “MY MOM WAS A SINGLE PARENT. NO, IT WAS JUST IF WE WENT TO GRANDMA ABOUT SOMETHING MOM HAD DONE THEY WOULD ALWAYS SIDE WITH HER.” HELEN REMEMBERS HER GRANDFATHER AS THE STRONG, SILENT TYPE: “MY GRANDPA HAD A WOOD-WORKING SHOP WITH A POT-BELLIED STOVE SO HE WOULD GO OUT THERE TO SMOKE HIS PIPE, HE WASN’T ALLOWED TO SMOKE IN THE HOUSE, AND I ALWAYS REMEMBER WHEN I WAS LONESOME I WOULD GO AND STAND IN HIS SHOP, AND HE RARELY SPOKE BUT IT WAS JUST NICE HAVING SOME COMPANY.” GEORGE WORKED FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AS A DAIRY FARMER IN THE 1930S. HELEN EXPLAINED WHAT HE DID FOR WORK FOLLOWING THAT: “MY GRANDPA WAS ALWAYS A CARPENTER SO HE TOOK ON ODD JOBS ALL AROUND TOWN. AT ONE POINT, HE WAS THE TOWN POLICEMAN AND THEN, AT ANOTHER TIME, HE WAS THE CUSTODIAN OF THE HIGH SCHOOL. SO HE WAS ALWAYS WORKING BUT HE WAS ALWAYS CHANGING JOBS.” ASKED IF HE PREFERRED A PARTICULAR JOB OVER ALL THE OTHERS, HELEN REPLIED: “HE NEVER REALLY SAID. WE KNEW THAT WHEN HE WAS POLICEMAN HIS ONLY WEAPON WAS A LARGE FLASHLIGHT.” SHE ALSO SAID THAT THERE WAS A TELEPHONE IN THE ELLIS HOUSEHOLD, “THAT MADE MY GRANDMA PRETTY NERVOUS TO HAVE ANSWER ALL THESE CALLS AT EVERY TIME OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.” GEORGE ALSO BUILT THREE HOUSES, A GARAGE, AND A SHOP IN NANTON. HELEN EXPLAINED THAT HE HAD PLANNED TO MAKE THE TWO SMALLER HOUSES INTO A MOTEL, BUT ENDED UP RENTING THEM OUT FULL TIME INSTEAD. BOTH GEORGE AND MARGARET PASSED AWAY IN 1968 AND ARE BURIED IN THE NANTON CEMETERY. FOLLOWING THEIR DEATH, FLORENCE TOOK OVER THE HOUSES AND HELEN TOOK THESE PIECES BECAUSE THEY WERE INTERESTING TO HER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A COPY OF THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT, A PHOTOGRAPH OF GEORGE AND MARGARET ON THEIR WEDDING DAY, AND A PHOTOGRAPH OF ARDEN AND FLORENCE IN 1936.
Catalogue Number
P19750044000
Acquisition Date
1975-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041724
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
RAYON, NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
94
Width
45
Description
PURPLE RAYON COAT HAS LARGE CIRCULAR COWL COLLAR AND THREE LARGE PURPLE BUTTONS DOWN FRONT. COLLAR HAS SHINY PURPLE NYLON TAPE BORDER. COAT IS LINED WITH WHITE NYLON FABRIC. COAT ALSO HAS TWO BROAD WELT POCKETS, ONE ON EITHER SIDE.
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
P19970041724
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
DENIM, FUR, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20030054000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
DENIM, FUR, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Length
123.0
Description
EXTERIOR OF COAT IS BLACK DENIM. INTERIOR IS COARSE DARK BROWN FUR (BUFFALO ?). SLEEVES ARE LINED WITH A SHORTER, YELLOWED FUR. HAS A WIDE COLLAR THAT CAN BE WORN EITHER TURNED DOWN OR STANDING UP. THERE ARE 2 SLIT POCKETS AT WAIST OF COAT. THERE IS A TRIANGULAR PATCH OF DARK BROWN LEATHER AT TOP AND BOTTOM OF EACH POCKET (FOR REINFORCEMENT). DENIM IS FADED IN SOME AREAS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
COAT BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, JOHN HOFER. JOHN LIVED ON A FARM CLOSE TO LETHBRIDGE AND WOULD WEAR THE COAT IN THE WINTER WHEN RIDING BY HORSE AND BUGGY TO AND FROM LETHBRIDGE. THE COAT WAS MADE BY HUTTERITES; THE COLONY RAISED SHEEP TO USE FOR LINING IN ARTICLES SUCH AS COATS. JOHN ALSO WORKED AT FALGAR FARMS, SOUTH OF LETHBRIDGE. JOHN HOFER PASSED AWAY AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOSPITAL AT THE AGE OF 79, AT WHICH TIME THE COAT WAS PASSED ON TO DONOR'S HUSBAND. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT DONATED BY REBECCA HOFER. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR'S FAMILY FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. REBECCA HOFER (NEE WIPF) WAS BORN ON JULY 31, 1931 AND SHE PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 8, 2008. SHE WAS MARRIED TO JOHN R. HOFER. REBECCA WAS THE DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL D. WIPF AND ANNA WIPF (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SAMUEL WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 11, 1907 NEAR BRIDGEWATER, SD AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1918. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 75 ON AUGUST 3, 1983. ANNA WIPF WAS BORN NEAR MENNO, SD AND MOVED TO ALBERTA IN AUGUST 1918. ON MAY 25, 1930 SHE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO SAM WIPF. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 70 ON NOVEMBER 22, 1980. JOHN R. HOFER IS THE SON OF JOHN M. HOFER AND MARIA HOFER (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN), AND BROTHER TO DARIUS HOFER. JOHN M. HOFER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 ON JUNE 18, 1979. ACCORDING TO DARIUS’S OBITUARY, THEIR MOTHER MARIA PASSED AWAY IN 1982. DARIUS WAS BORN IN JULY 1929 AND ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “HE SPENT THE FIRST 44 YEARS OF HIS LIFE FARMING WITH HIS FAMILY AT FELGER FARMS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20030054000
Acquisition Date
2004-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FUR COAT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19870048001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FUR COAT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
102.0
Width
41.5
Description
LAMB'S WOOL OR "MUTTON" FUR COAT, RAYON LINING AND COTTON BATTING. NO LABELS COAT IS WORN, LINING FRAYED AND FUR IS LIFTING FROM SKIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED ORIGINALLY BY ESTER ELFORD, DONOR'S AUNT WHO HOMESTEADED WITH HER PARENTS IN BURDETT AREA CA 1910. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING ARTICLES, INCLUDING FRED ELFORD’S WEDDING COAT (P19870048006). THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION COMES FROM ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “BURDETT PRAIRIE TRAILES: A HISTORY OF BURDETT AND AREA” PUBLISHED IN 1981 BY THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK COMMITTEE. FRED R. ELFORD WAS BORN IN MITCHELL, ON ON OCTOBER 8, 1871 TO JONATHAN AND MARIA (NEE TILLEY) ELFORD. THE ELFORD FAMILY MOVED TO ROCHESTER, MN IN 1873. LATER, FRED AND HIS WIFE ADA (NEE KOELSCH) MOVED TO A FARM NEAR COGSWELL, ND. IN 1910 MANY MEMBERS OF THE ELFORD FAMILY, INCLUDING FRED, JOINED THE LONG LINES OF HOMESTEADERS AT THE LAND OFFICE BUILDING IN LETHBRIDGE. BY MARCH 1910, FRED WAS ABLE TO MOVE HIS FAMILY TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. FRED AND ADA HAD 5 CHILDREN, RUTH (DIED 1917), ESTHER (BORN 1905; DIED 2002), WESLEY (BORN 1909), DAVID (BORN MARCH 7, 1918; DIED JUNE 2, 1998), AND DORIS (BORN 1920). ESTHER CAROLINE ELFORD WAS BORN NEAR ROCHESTER, MN ON MARCH 31, 1905 AND PASSED AWAY MAY 9, 2002, AT THE AGE OF 97. SHE WAS THE SECOND OLDEST CHILD OF FRED AND ADA (NEE KOELSCH) ELFORD. ESTHER ATTENDED CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL, THEN THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, AND WORKED AS A SCHOOL TEACHER. SHE SERVED IN THE W.R.C.N.S. FROM 1942-1945. SHE RETIRED FROM TEACHING IN 1970. ELAINE MARTIN, THE DONOR, IS ESTHER’S NIECE (ELAINE’S FATHER IS DAVID ELFORD). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND PHOTOCOPIES FROM THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK. **UPDATE 9 APRIL 2020: IN 2018, GALT COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A RELEVANCY AUDIT OF THE MUSEUM’S BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION WHICH INCLUDED THE EXAMINATION OF A RECORD FOR A WEDDING GOWN (P19870048007) DONATED BY ELAINE MARTIN IN 1994. PUNDYK RE-CONNECTED WITH MARTIN ON APRIL 18TH 2018 TO SOLICIT NEW COMMENTS ON THE GOWN AS WELL AS NEW INFO ON OTHER EXISTING BY HER, INCL.: FUR COAT (P19870048001); QUILT (P19870048002); QUILT (P19870048003); COAT (P19870048006); WEDDING GOWN (P19870048007); RAIN GAUGE (P19940025001); PRESERVING JAR (P19940025002); CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT (P19970067000). PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE TO ACCESS THE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19870048001
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JACKET, FUR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FUR
Catalogue Number
P19940043001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JACKET, FUR
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
FUR
No. Pieces
1
Length
123
Width
66
Description
BROWN MUSKRAT FUR COAT HAS PIECES OF FUR THAT ARE PLACED TOGETHER IN A ZIG-ZAG HORIZONTAL FASHION. COLLAR IS VERY WIDE AND IN A "V" SHAPE. SLEEVES ARE LONG WITH WIDELY TURNED UP CUFFS THAT ARE SLIGHTLY WIDER ON THE TOP OF THE ARM THAN ON THE UNDERSIDE. COAT FASTENS UP THE CENTRE WITH THREE BUTTONS AND CORDED BUTTON LOOPS. BOTTOM TWO BUTTONS ARE BROWN MARBLED BAKELITE WITH THE TOP BUTTON BEING BROKE OFF AND HAVING A RED CIRCLE WITH A BLACK CIRCLE UNDERNEATH TIED TO A BLACK STRING INSTEAD. THE COLLAR FLIPS UP TO FORM A HOOD THAT FASTENS WITH ONE BLACK BUTTON AND LOOP, AND BELOW WITH A BUTTON THAT HAS A BROWN CROCHETED COVER AND A LOOP. THE YOKE LINE IS SCALLOPED AND ABOVE IT THE FUR IS LIGHTER AND FITS TOGETHER DIFFERENTLY THAN BELOW. THE BACK IS IDENTICAL TO THE FRONT WITHOUT THE OPENING. FRONT SHOWS THE PATTERN OF THE LIGHTER TOP FUR AND HOW IT FITS TOGETHER WELL (INNER SECTION OF COLLAR IS ALSO LIGHTER). INSIDE IS LINED WITH A BROWN MATERIAL. HAS HERRINGBONE STITCHES AROUND ARM HOLES. BACK OF NECK HAS TRIANGLE PIECE OF MATERIAL WITH DIRTY LABEL THAT READS IN YELLOW EMBROIDERY "HIGH CLASS FURRIER THOS PAIN 811 FIRST ST. EAST CALGARY, ALTA.". HAS A PATCH POCKET ON THE RIGHT FRONT INSIDE AREA. HAS TWO BROWN TIES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE ARM HOLE. LINING IS BADLY RIPPED IN PLACES AND QUITE DIRTY. BOTTOM HOOD BUTTON LOOP IS BROKEN. FUR IS WORN AND CREASED IN MANY AREAS. TOP BUTTON IN MIDDLE FRONT IS BROKEN. HAS MANY LOOSE THREADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
COAT GIVEN TO DONOR BY HER MOTHER WHEN SHE GRADUATED FROM CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL IN THE 1930'S. NEEDED A WARM COAT TO WEAR IN THE COUNTRY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WOLLERSHEIM. SHE WAS MARRIED IN 1936 TO NEIL HERBST AND HAD TO QUIT TEACHING AFTER GRADE FOUR DUE TO THE ABERHART POLICY REGARDING NO MARRIED TEACHERS AT EHNES SCHOOL (NOW HAPEN). DONOR TAUGHT AT ASSUMPTION SCHOOL FOR TEN YEARS AND RETIRED AT SIXTY-FIVE IN 1977. SEE SEECHEEN HISTORY BOOK-EPSICOMB. DONOR WAS BORN IN HOMESTEAD SHACK ON FARM, WAS ONE OF SIXTEEN CHILDREN. HER HUSBAND IS BURIED SOUTH OF FOREMOST IN FOURTH DISTRICT. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT AND DRESS DONATED BY LENA HERBST . THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “ETZIKOM: PRAIRIE & PEOPLE”. LENA HERBST (NEE WOLLERSHEIM) WAS BORN ON JANUARY 11, 1913, THE FIFTEENTH CHILD OF PHILIP AND THERESA WOLLERSHEIM. SHE ATTENDED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT SEXTON CREEK AND KNEW FROM A YOUNG AGE THAT SHE WANTED TO BE A TEACHER. SHE COMPLETED GRADE NINE AT ST. PATRICK’S IN LETHBRIDGE, TOOK GRADES TEN AND ELEVEN AT ST. MARY’S IN CALGARY, AND FOR GRADE TWELVE LENA RETURNED TO ST. PATRICK’S. SHE THEN ATTENDED CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL FOR EIGHT MONTHS. LENA WAS HIRED TO TEACH AT EHNES SCHOOL ON JULY 6, 1933 AND SHE BEGAN TEACHING ON SEPTEMBER 5 OF THAT YEAR. SHE LOVED TEACHING AND CONTINUED TO DO SO AFTER HER MARRIAGE TO NICKODEMUS “NICK” HERBST. HER ANNUAL SALARY WAS $750.00 WHICH SHE CALLED “A REAL GOLDMINE IN THOSE DEPRESSION DAYS.” UNFORTUNATELY LENA’S TEACHING CAREER WAS ENDED WHEN PREMIER ABERHART DECLARED THAT NO WOMAN MARRIED TO AN ABLE BODIED MAN COULD BE A TEACHER. NICK AND LENA WERE MARRIED ON JULY 3, 1936 AND WELCOMED THEIR FIRST CHILD IN JANUARY 1942. THEY REMAINED ON THE FARM UNTIL 1968 WHEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS AWAY FROM THE CLASSROOM, LENA WAS ABLE TO RESUME TEACHING AND DID SO UNTIL RETIREMENT AT AGE 65. LENA PASSED AWAY AT AGE 85 ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1998. NICK DIED AT 92 ON JANUARY 27, 2001. HE WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 26, 1908 IN SEVASTOPOL, RUSSIA, TO MATHIAS AND MAGDELENA HERBST, AND THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO THE FAITH DISTRICT TO 1909. PHILIP WOLLERSHEIM PASSED AWAY IN MAY 1932 AND THERESA (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 12, 1949. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “ETZIKOM: PRAIRIE & PEOPLE”.
Catalogue Number
P19940043001
Acquisition Date
1994-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, SILK, FUR
Catalogue Number
P19960031000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
VELVET, SILK, FUR
No. Pieces
1
Length
149
Width
96
Description
BLACK VELVET OPERA COAT HAS CREAM SILK LINING AND CREAM RABBIT FUR COLLAR. COAT IS LONG AND TRAPEZE DRESS SHAPE. IT FLARES TOWARDS BOTTOM AND HAS NO WAIST TIES. COLLAR FOLDS OVER AND CUT TO "V" AT CHEST. SLEEVES ARE SHIRRED AT TOP WITH ENDS STICKING UP, THEN FALLS IN VERY LOOSE AND PUFFY LIKE A BISHOP SLEEVE UNTIL THE BOTTOM. CUFF IS FITTED AND VERY LONG (TO ABOUT MID-FOREARM). IT HAS 7 VELVET BUTTONS AND BUTTON HOOKS. HAS SILK PATCH POCKET ON RIGHT INSIDE. ON BACK OF NECK IS TAG THAT READS ""GORDON" MURPHY GAMBLE LIMITED OTTAWA". ARE MINOR SPOTS OF WEAR ON VELVET. SILK IS TORN IN MANY PLACES ESPECIALLY ALONG HEM, ARM OPENINGS, AND NECKLINE. FUR SPLIT AT SEAMS. COLLAR IS PULLING AWAY FROM JACKET IN NUMEROUS SPOTS. LEFT ARM OPENING IS BADLY TORN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
PURCHASED AT SALVATION ARMY, HISTORY UNKNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P19960031000
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S COAT AND BONNET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SYNTHETIC
Catalogue Number
P19980063021
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S COAT AND BONNET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON, SYNTHETIC
No. Pieces
2
Length
50
Width
43.8
Description
1. COAT. WHITE IMITATION FUR CHILD'S COAT. COLLAR BUTTONED AT LAPELS; ONE BUTTON MISSING. THREE PLASTIC BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE. COAT IS LINED WITH WHITE FLANNEL. THIGH-LENGTH. 2. BONNET. MATCHING IMITATION WHITE FUR BONNET. WHITE FLANNEL LINING; LIGHT PINK CORD TRIM AT HEMS. RIGHT TIE (PINK RIBBON) IS TORN OFF; PINK RIBBON BOW AND 'FUR' POM-POM AT LEFT SIDE. BONNET IS WORN AND THINNED, ESPECIALLY AT TOP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19950049001-GA. WORN BY DONOR'S MOTHER, MARY ESTELLA DAHLQUIST. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING PARTS OF SEVERAL ITEMS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. LEVI MACDONALD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 6, 1977. HE WAS BORN IN WEST TILBURY TOWNSHIP, ESSEX COUNTY, ON ON JULY 30, 1889, THE SON OF HIRAM AND ALICE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) MACDONALD. IN 1914, LEVI MARRIED ESTELLA AGNES CHALMERS. IN 1918, THEY LIVED IN BURDETT AND THEN IN TABER IN 1921. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE ALBERTA FISH AND GAME ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, THE MOOSE LODGE, THE CANADIAN LEGION, AND THE ELKS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. ESTELLA AGNES MACDONALD (NEE CHALMERS) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ONTARIO. ESTELLA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MAY 11, 1981. LEA HIRAM MACDONALD WAS BORN IN LOWBANKS, ON ON MARCH 11, 1928 AND GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM IN TABER. HE MARRIED BEVERLY AYERS IN GREAT FALLS, MT ON MARCH 10, 1958. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2007. THE DONOR IS THE DAUGHTER OF MAURICE/MAURY DAHLQUIST AND MARY (NEE MACDONALD) DAHLQUIST, OF BELLEVUE, WA. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19950049 FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING FIFTEEN ARTIFACTS DONATED BY CLAIRE DAHLQUIST. ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS AND THEIR USE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19980063021
Acquisition Date
1990-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P19950073158
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
2
Length
139
Width
79.5
Description
GOLD FULL-LENGTH EVENING COAT. ORIENTAL FLORAL PATTERN WOVEN INTO FABRIC WITH PINK, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW, AND BROWN ACCENTS. TWO LARGE FROG FASTENERS ON FRONT. INCLUDES INTERIOR TIES AND EXTERIOR BELT. SLIGHTLY SCALLOPED COLLAR, FINISHED IN A RIBBED TEXTURE AS ARE SLEEVE AND POCKET TRIM. ORIGINAL PAPER MANUFACTURER'S TAG INCLUDED, READING "PEONY MADE IN CHINA" ON FRONT AND "ART. NO. 9208", "SIZE 34", AND CHINA NATIONAL TEXTILES IMPORT AND EXPORT CORP. SHANGHAI SILK BRANCH" ON REVERSE. COAT IS FULLY LINED AND FINISHED. BRAND NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
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
P19950073158
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
VELVET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, FUR
Catalogue Number
P19980019000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VELVET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
VELVET, FUR
No. Pieces
1
Length
144
Width
37.5
Description
FULL-LENGTH BLACK VELVET COAT WITH AN OFF-WHITE FUR COLLAR, W/ ERMINE TAILS ATTACHED ON THE FRONT. COAT FASTENS WITH ONE LARGE VELVET COVERED BUTTON ON THE FRONT, AND A TIE ON THE INSIDE. OFF-WHITE SATIN LINING HAS A POCKET ON THE INSIDE. NO LABEL. COAT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, BUT SEVERAL ERMINE TAILS ARE MISSING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ALICE WILSON MARRIED CHARLES MINTY IN 1928 OR 29 IN WINNIPEG, WHERE SHE PURCHASED THE COAT. HAD 3 CHILDREN EDITH 1931-, FRANK 1932-, & HELEN 1936. MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1938-39 APPROX. HUSBAND OWNED LETHBRIDGE MACHINERY CO. LTD. HE PASSED AWAY 1972. **NOTE** ALICE REMARRIED & BECAME MRS. GORE-HICKMAN BUT WOULD LIKE TO BE KNOWN AS ALICE MINTY WHEN COAT IS DISPLAYED. ACCORDING TO DONOR SHE WORE THE COAT ALOT, AND FOR ALL TYPES OF OCCASIONS YEAR ROUND UNTIL THE EARLY 1960'S. ALICE HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE MEMBER IN THE "ORDER OF THE STAR". *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN EVENING COAT DONATED BY ALICE GORE-HICKMAN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. CHARLES A. MINTY PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 19, 1975 IN PALM SPRINGS, CA. ALICE GORE-HICKMAN (PREVIOUSLY MINTY, NEE WILSON) WAS REMARRIED FOLLOWING CHARLES’S DEATH TO THOMAS O’BRIEN GORE-HICKMAN IN 1976. ONE OF CHARLES’S AND ALICE’S DAUGHTERS WAS EDITH KATHLEEN, WHO WAS BORN IN 1931 IN WINNIPEG. IN 1950, EDITH MARRIED NICK HAYDYCHUK, JR., AND IN 1968 EDITH MARRIED DOUGLAS JOSEPH CLARKE. EDITH PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 8, 2011. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, ALICE PASSED AWAY IN 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19980019000
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LACE, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P20060037000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON, LACE, RAYON
No. Pieces
7
Description
SLOVAKIAN COSTUME INCLUDES 7 PIECES: SKIRT, COLLAR, APRON, VEST, BONNET, SASH AND BLOUSE. 1. WHT LACE COLLAR WITH A BAND OF SEQUINS WRAPPED IN THICK SILVER THREAD. SAFETY PIN CLOSURE. 37(L) X 37 (W). 2. BL RAYON VEST DISPLAYS ASYMMETRICAL DESIGN. RIBBON DESIGN MADE FROM WEAVE METAL BRAID. SILVER STAR/FLORAL EMBOSSED BUTTONS, LINING THE FRONT OPENING. EMBROIDERED FLORAL DESIGN DECORATES FRONT VEST. OFF WHT LINING STAMPED “MARTIN OTEPKA HLUBOKA” ON LOWER FRONT/LEFT CORNER. 51(L) X 39(W). 3. OFF WHT CHIFFON BLOUSE. SHORT WAISTED PLEADED BODY AND LARGE LACE CUFFS. SAFETY PIN CLOSURE. 38 (L) X 66 (W). 4. LACE WHT BONNET. EMBROIDERED BAND NEAR TOP BACK FEATURES EMBROIDERED GEOMETRIC DESIGN. WHT EMBROIDERED SASH RIBBON ATTACHED TO BACK. 24 (L) X 18 (W). 5. OFF WHT SASH RIBBON WITH EMBROIDERED FLORAL MOTIF. ENDS ARE FRAYING. 63.5 (L) X 4 (W). 6. ROYAL BL APRON. ATTACHED WHT BELT EDGED WITH YLLW AND EMBROIDERED WITH FOAL MOTIF IN PNK, YLLW AND WHT. BASE OF APRON FRAYED AND FEATURES EMBROIDERED FLORAL MOTIF BORDER. 61.5 (L) X 74 (W). 7. PRPL AND WHT PERMA-PLEATED SKIRT WITH WHT COTTON EDGING. SQUARE PATCH ON BACKSIDE IS A DIFFERENT PRPL AND WHT PATTERN. STRING AT TOP OF WAIST ACTS AS CLOSURE. 87.5(L) X 74(W).
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME BELONGED TO MRS. KATHERINA (KATIE) BRECKA (NEE KADLICEK) (1908-1997), AN IMMIGRANT TO THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA. BORN IN ROVENSKO, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, MRS. BRECKA IMMIGRATED TO CANADA WITH HER HUSBAND AND TWO YOUNG SONS IN 1938. LIMITED BY THE NUMBER OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS SHE COULD BRING TO CANADA, BRECKA BROUGHT THIS DRESS BECAUSE IT REPRESENTED HER BEST SET OF CLOTHING AND WAS AN IMPORTANT REMINDER OF HER HOME. SHE SET THE CLOTHING ASIDE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, FESTIVALS, DANCES AND FOR CHURCH. UNAWARE THAT THIS WAS NOT COMMON FASHION IN CANADA SHE IS QUOTED SAYING “I NEVER THINKING DRESSES DIFFERENT HERE IN THIS COUNTRY, NOW I GO TO EATON’S”. DRESS WAS ALSO WORN BY VIOLIN PLAYER, CAROLYN KLAUSE, DURING A RECITAL IN WETASKIWIN, AB. THE DONOR REQUESTED THE COSTUME FROM MRS. BRECKA ON BEHALF OF THE VIOLINIST. KLAUSE PLAYED A CZARDAS, A NATIVE DANCE FROM MRS. BRECKA'S HOME LAND. AFTER THE LONG JOURNEY FROM SLOVAKIA TO CANADA, THE BRECKA FAMILY HAD A SHORT ONE MONTH STAY IN IRON SPRINGS WHERE THEY WORKED IN SUGAR BEET FIELDS. AFTER THAT, THEY MOVED TO THE FARM THAT THEY PURCHASED FROM JOHN SCHUMAKR IN PICTURE BUTTE. KATIE BRECKA SURVIVED HER HUSBAND JOHN BRECKA (WHO DIED IN 1960), LIVING IN PICTURE BUTTE UNTIL HER DEATH (JUNE 6, 1997) AT THE AGE OF 88. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS TRADITIONAL SLOVAKIAN COSTUME. THE PERMANENT FILE INDICATES THAT KATIE WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 23, 1908. HER AND JOHN BRECKA'S SONS WERE NAMED VLADIMIR AND DRAHOTIN (STAN). IN 1942, AFTER THE FAMILY WAS SETTLED IN CANADA, THEY HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED YARMILA (GERALDINE). THE DONOR, CATHRYN BRECKA IS THE WIFE OF VLADIMIR. THE DATE OF THE VIOLIN RECITAL IN WETASKIWIN WAS MARCH 1978. THERE IS A NOTE IN THE PERMANENT FILE THAT STATES THAT THE COSTUME IS PRESUMED TO BE MADE BY FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
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P20060037000
Acquisition Date
2006-10
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Museum
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