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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19738587000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
43.8
Description
WHITE APRON GATHERED AT WAIST, WHITE HAND CROCHETED LACE BORDER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738587000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110012003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
44
Length
115.2
Width
1.3
Description
APRON WITH WHITE COTTON LAWN WITH MACHINE EYELETS AND EMBROIDERY. PROBABLY WAS PRODUCED IN A PANEL SO DRESSMAKER (OR HOME SEWER) CUT THE MAIN PIECES OUT ALONG EDGES OF EMBROIDERY AND SEWED PIECES TOGETHER. THIS IS EVIDENT IN ATTACHMENTS OF TIES. TIES ATTACHED BY HAND. REPAIR AT TOP CENTRE FROM. TIES HEMMED BY MACHINE
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
APRON WAS OWNED AND USED BY DONOR’S GRANDMOTHER EDNA LOUISE TAYLOR NEE PRINCE BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1916. FOR DETAILED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO DONOR'S FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE TO P20110012001.
Catalogue Number
P20110012003
Acquisition Date
2011-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S SURPLICE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041739
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S SURPLICE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
75
Width
82
Description
WHITE LINEN SHIRT WITH GATHERED CIRCULAR NECKLINE AND LARGE BELL SLEEVES. GARMENT IS STAINED YELLOW AROUND NECK AND AT SLEEVE ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
SURPLICE IS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST'S GARMENT WHICH 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
P19970041739
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041738
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
133.5
Width
52
Description
BLACK COTTON ROBE. ROBE HAS DOUBLED OVER FRONT CLOSURE WITH BUTTON AT RIGHT SIDE OF WAIST AND AT RIGHT SIDE OF NECK. NO COLLAR. ROBE HAS WELT SLITS CUT AT WAIST. ROBE IS HEAVILY WORN AND AREAS AROUND WAIST ARE TORN AND FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ROBE IS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST'S CASSOCK WHICH 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
P19970041738
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990053010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
64.5
Width
47.5
Description
WHITE LINEN, HALF APRON. APRON IS TEAR DROP SHAPED (WITH POINT CUT OFF). AROUND EDGE OF APRON IS A 3.9CM WIDE, WHITE CROCHETED TRIM. TRIM IS TORN IN TWO PLACES. FRONT OF APRON HAS TWO PENTAGONAL SHAPED PATCH POCKETS. THE OPENING OF EACH POCKET HAS A WHITE CROCHETED TRIM. THERE ARE WHITE APPLIQUES ON POCKETS, AND LARGER WHITE APPLIQUES ON REST OF APRON. TWO HOLES IN APRON HAVE BEEN PATCHED. WAIST BAND HAS A WHITE BUTTON (WITH A PIECE BROKEN OFF) ON ONE END AND A BUTTONHOLE IN THE OTHER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
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. “HALF APRON SERVED AS A POSSIBLE REFERENCE FOR MAID’S CLOTHING PERIOD WEAR.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053010
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041371
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
196
Width
9
Description
RECTANGULAR BLACK STOLE HAS TIGHT WOOLEN WEAVE AND BLACK TASSELS AT ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN CITY AND 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. THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: "THE STOLES, AND CUFFLINKS ARE PARTS, ACCESSORIES, AND PARTS OF VESTMENTS AND GARMENTS WORN BY ANGLICAN CLERGY. [THESE] ITEMS WERE UNDOUBTEDLY USED BY MY FATHER. VARIOUS SMALL METAL PIECES THAT FIT IN BUTTONHOLES FASTEN THE CLERICAL COLLAR TO THE CLERICAL RABAT AND/OR BLACK SHIRT WHICH MY FATHER USED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE AFTER ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE AND PRIESTHOOD.”
Catalogue Number
P19970041371
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19950075014
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
74.2
Width
63.6
Description
WHITE RAYON FULL LENGTH APRON A SATIN RIBBON SEWN ACROSS SURFACE, AND EDGE IS FINISHED WITH A SCALLOPED LACE EDGE. WAISTBAND HAS A TIE ON EACH SIDE WITH LACE AT THE ENDS, USED TO FASTEN APRON AROUND WAIST. FABRIC IS GATHERED AROUND THE WAIST MAKING IT A FULL SKIRT. APRON HAS A FEW SMALL STAINS, BUT OVERALL, IS IN GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
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, THE APRON WOULD HAVE BEEN WORN AS PART OF THE TRADITIONAL DOUKHOBOR COSTUME. HE SAID, "CLEARLY YOU WOULDN'T COOK IN SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT WAS FOR DRESS." HIS MOTHER WOULD HAVE WORN THE APRON FOR SPECIAL OCCAISIONS AND WHEN SHE WAS STILL LIVING IN THE DOUKHOBOR COLONY. HE SAID, "ONCE MY MOM WAS OUTSIDE THE COLONY, I WOULD NEVER SEE HER WEAR SOMETHING LIKE THIS, EXCEPT IF, MAYBE, THEY WENT TO SOME OF THE FESTIVALS. EVEN THEN, IT'S MORE OF A MEMORY OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN THEY WERE KIDS..." 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
P19950075014
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041372
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
254
Width
16.5
Description
GREEN AND GOLD STOLE WITH EMBROIDERED DESIGNS. ENDS OF STOLE FLARE OUT AND HAVE EMBROIDERED GOLD CROSS WITH WHITE FLOWER AT CENTER AND LILIES EXTENDING DIAGONALLY BETWEEN ARMS OF CROSS. ENDS OF STOLE HAVE ALTERNATING GOLD AND GREEN TASSELS. FABRIC ON STOLE IS EXTREMELEY WORN AND FRAYING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN CITY AND 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: “[MY FATHER] WORE THIS PRACTICALLY EVERY SUNDAY AROUND HIS [PRIEST’S] GARMENTS… THEY WERE KEPT IN THE CLOSET WITH ALL HIS OTHER VESTMENTS AND THINGS. AND HE PUT THEM ON AND THEN WOULD GO IN THE CHURCH… THIS IS VERY WORN OUT. AND I THINK THEY WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN HOW TO KEEP IT CLEAN, BECAUSE THEY USED TO USE KEROSENE OR SOMETHING TO WIPE OUT THE DIRT… ALL THESE THINGS THAT [MY PARENTS] HAD KEPT ALL THEIR LIVES WERE STILL BEING KEPT, AND THIS AMONGST THEM, WHICH IS A VERY WORN THING, AND VALUED. THERE IT WAS, HAVING BEEN USED EVERY SUNDAY FOR ALL HIS LIFE, AND STILL THERE… I EVEN KEPT HIS VESTMENTS THAT WERE ALL WORN AND RAGGED… THEY WERE THERE IN HIS CLOSET, AND BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO OFFEND HIM BY THROWING ANYTHING OUT, I REMEMBER TAKING THIS ALL TO THE CLEANERS [IN VANCOUVER]. ALL OF IT, EVEN THE RAGS. AND THIS CLEANER WHO WAS TAKING THIS STUFF IN LOOKING ASKANCE AND BEMUSED… HE TOOK ALL THESE RAGS IN AND CLEANED THEM AND GAVE THEM BACK TO ME… AND THE MARKS OF THE BODY THAT ARE ON THERE THAT ARE BLACK, AND COULD NOT BE REMOVED, I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO OUR REALITY. WE CANNOT REMOVE THE STAINS THAT HAVE COME FROM THE SWEAT OF OUR LIVES AND ARE MARKED IN OUR CLOTHING, ARE MARKED IN OUR SOULS, AND THEY’RE PART OF WHO WE ARE SO WHY DENY IT? WHY NOT JUST HAVE IT AS IT IS AND EMBRACE IT?” THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: "THE STOLES, AND CUFFLINKS ARE PARTS, ACCESSORIES, AND PARTS OF VESTMENTS AND GARMENTS WORN BY ANGLICAN CLERGY. [THESE] ITEMS WERE UNDOUBTEDLY USED BY MY FATHER. VARIOUS SMALL METAL PIECES THAT FIT IN BUTTONHOLES FASTEN THE CLERICAL COLLAR TO THE CLERICAL RABAT AND/OR BLACK SHIRT WHICH MY FATHER USED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE AFTER ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE AND PRIESTHOOD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041372
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19960003003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
146.5
Width
178
Description
OFF-WHITE LINEN DRESS IS FLOOR LENGTH WITH HIGH LACE COLLARET AND LEG-OF-MUTTON SLEEVES. LACE COLLAR HAS TINY SCALLOPED EDGES, SAME STYLE LACE APPEARS THROUGHOUT INSERTS. SLEEVES HAVE LACE INSERTS ON EITHER SIDE OF TINY RUFFLES IN SHAPE OF POINTED TAB FROM SHOULDER SEAM TO ELBOW. THEN HAS THREE HORIZONTAL LACE INSERTS EVENLY SPREAD OUT TO LACE CUFFS WITH POINT ON TOP OF BACK OF HAND. BODICE IS FITTED AND THEN WIDENS FROM WAIST DOWN. DOWN CENTRE IS FLORAL EYELET LACE INSERT WITH SCALLOPED EDGES. IS FRAMED ON EITHER SIDE BY TINY LINEN HORIZONTAL RUFFLES, WHICH ARE ALSO FRAMED BY LACE INSERTS WITH FRILLS ON THE OUTSIDE, RUN VERTICALLY. ANOTHER INSERT RUNS PARALLEL TO THIS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRONT. THESE TWO OUTER LACE INSERTS DO NOT FALL TO THE FLOOR, THEY END TOWARDS THE BOTTOM AT A HORIZONTAL LACE INSERT. FROM THIS INSERT THE SKIRT FLARES WIDELY AND IS GATHERED BELOW LACE. BOTTOM IS SCALLOPED WITH FLORAL PATTERNED EYELET LACE TRIM. BACK IS SIMILAR WITHOUT THE EYELET LACE DOWN THE MIDDLE, INSTEAD IT OPENS DOWN THE MIDDLE BELOW THE BUTTOCKS. THIS FASTENS TOGETHER WITH 17 MOTHER-OF-PEARL TINY BUTTONS AND HOLES. AT BOTTOM OF OPENING ARE A FEW PLEATS. ON EITHER SIDE OF OPENING ARE THREE PARALLEL VERTICAL LACE INSERTS WITH THE TWO CLOSEST TO THE CENTRE HAVING A ROW OF HORIZONTAL LINEN RUFFLES FALLING DOWN SKIRT. HAS SOME RUST STAINS. LACE IS TORN AND WORN IN AREAS. IS SOME SOILING AT BOTTOM OF SKIRT. ARE A FEW TINY HOLES IN MATERIAL, HAS BEEN REPAIRED ALONG BUTTON LINE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO MRS. GEORGE THOMPSON AND HER MOTHER MARY KINNIBURGH. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY FRANK RUSSELL. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE, PURPLE SPRINGS” BY THE GRASSY LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE DONOR, FRANK RUSSELL, IS THE SON OF FREDERICK “FRED” ALEXANDER AND CYNTHIA MAE (NEE THOMPSON) RUSSELL. FRED WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 3, 1898, THE FIFTH SON OF GEORGE AND ISABELLA RUSSELL, EARLY LETHBRIDGE PIONEERS. HE MARRIED CYNTHIA ON JULY 14, 1930 AND TOGETHER THEY FARMED SOUTH OF LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HIS FAMILY HAS OWNED LAND SINCE 1886. CYNTHIA WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 3, 1910, AND WAS THE FIRST CHILD OF GEORGE AND ELIZABETH (NEE KINNIBURGH) THOMPSON. FRED PASSED AWAY ON JULY 26, 1992 AT 94 AND CYNTHIA PASSED AWAY AT 85 ON JULY 22, 1995. GEORGE ALFRED THOMPSON DIED DECEMBER 26, 1967 AT THE AGE OF 82. HE WAS A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, RETIRING AFTER 50 YEARS WITH THE PAPER. HE WAS THE SON OF MR. AND MRS. J.S. THOMPSON, OF WOODSTOCK, ON. GEORGE MARRIED ELIZABETH MITCHEL KINNIBURGH ON NOVEMBER 17, 1909. ELIZABETH WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DAVID (SENIOR) AND JEAN (JEANNE) MAY (NEE MIDDLETON) THOMPSON. DAVID KINNIBURGH WAS BORN NEAR GLASGOW, SCOTLAND IN 1846 AND HIS WIFE JEAN (JEANNE) WAS BORN IN GLASGOW IN 1856. THE TWO WERE MARRIED IN SCOTLAND IN 1871, HAD A TOTAL OF 12 CHILDREN, AND MOVED TO TENNESSEE AFTER THE BIRTH OF 7 OF THEIR CHILDREN. THEY REMAINED IN TENNESSEE UNTIL 1906 WHEN THEY MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND THEN SETTLED IN PURPLE SPRINGS IN 1907. THEIR CHILDREN INCLUDE: JEAN SHORTHOUSE, MARY ALEXANDER, HELEN WATSON, MARGARET OFFICER, JAMES, DAVID, GEORGE, JOHN, ELIZABETH THOMPSON, WILLIAM, HUGH, AND MIDDLETON. IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT MRS. GEORGE (ELIZABETH) THOMPSON’S MOTHER WAS NAMED MARY, BUT ELIZABETH HAD A SISTER NAMED MARY, AS WELL AS A SISTER-IN-LAW NAMED MARY: HER BROTHER JAMES MARRIED MARY PARK (NEE CAIN). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR PHOTOCOPIES FROM “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE, PURPLE SPRINGS” BY THE GRASSY LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960003003
Acquisition Date
1996-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940034002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
89
Width
57
Description
COTTON APRON HAS ROUNDED NECK AND IS SLEEVELESS AND SIDELESS. FRONT OF APRON CONNECTS TO BACK WITH SHOULDER SEAMS AND A COTTON TIE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FRONT AND BACK AT THE WAIST. TOP HAS TWO BLACK STRIPS OF MATERIAL ON EITHER SIDE WITH A FLORAL PATTERNED ORANGE, CREAM, AND BLACK STRIP OF MATERIAL IN THE MIDDLE. THE WAIST IS SLIGHTLY GATHERED BELOW AND THE STRIPS OF MATERIAL ARE REVERSED ON THE SKIRT. THE BOTTOM CORNERS OF THE SKIRT ARE ROUNDED AND THE ENTIRE FRONT IS EDGED WITH AN ORANGE PIECE OF COTTON. THIS EDGING ALSO APPEARS JUST ABOVE THE WAIST ON THE END OF TWO PIECES OF BLACK MATERIAL THAT LOOKS LIKE THE TOP OF POCKETS. THE BACK ALSO HAS A STRAIGHT TOP WITH A SKIRT PART THAT IS GATHERED BELOW. THE BACK IS SOLID BLACK WITH NO ORANGE TRIM. THERE IS A HOLE IN THE MATERIAL IN THE BACK, ARE SOME RUNS AND MINOR SURFACE DIRT. THE TIES ARE FRAYED AT THE ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SEE FILE P19940034001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY GLADYS CLAY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. GLADYS CLAY WAS RAISED ON A FARM OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED SCHOOL IN A ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE IN CRYSTAL LAKE. AT THE AGE OF 14 SHE WAS SENT TO LETHBRIDGE TO LIVE WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SO THAT SHE COULD ATTEND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. ON NOVEMBER 17, 1945 GLADYS WAS MARRIED TO DONALD “DON” CLAY. GLADYS WAS THE DAUGHTER OF OSCAR WILLETS AND ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD). GLADYS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014. HER HUSBAND DON CLAY PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 8, 2008 AT THE AGE OF 93. OSCAR WILLETS WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ENGLAND, MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. IN 1915 HE JOINED THE 39TH BATTALION AND SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WWI. HE WORKED AS A MINER AT NO. 6 MINE FOLLOWING THE WAR, THEN AS A FARMER IN THE SUNNYSIDE DISTRICT STARTING IN 1926. HE RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1954. OSCAR PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 22, 1975. ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LONDON, ENGLAND, AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. ALICE WAS MARRIED TO OSCAR WILLETS ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1919. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ALBERT ARNOLD AND ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ALICE WILLETS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON AUGUST 26, 1982. ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN HAVERSHAM, KENT, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 IN AUGUST 1957. ALBERT ARNOLD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 50. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON JULY 31, 1924 RECOUNTS THE ACCIDENT THAT CAUSED HIS DEATH: “THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD … AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, OCCURRED LAST NIGHT AT 9:45 AT THE GALT HOSPITAL. MR. ARNOLD WAS ENGAGED IN TRIMMING TREES IN FRONT OF 649 12TH ST., WHEN HE FELL FROM THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS WORKING AND STRUCK THE SIDEWALK WITH HIS HEAD, BEING RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS, FROM WHICH STATE HE NEVER EMERGED. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE GALT HOSPITAL WHERE AN EXAMINATION REVEALED A SLIGHT FRACTURE OF THE SKULL. HE WAS OPERATED ON IN THE AFTERNOON IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF HIS BRAIN CAUSED BY THE FRACTURE, BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS, AND HE DIED AT 9:45PM. MR. ARNOLD, WHO WAS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE, HAD BEEN IN THE CITY THIRTEEN YEARS AND HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON AND OFF FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ONLY THE DAY BEFORE HE HAD CELEBRATED THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MARRIAGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM AUGUST 1, 1924 DISCUSSES THE ACCIDENT FURTHER: “AT AN ENQUIRY HELD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE MAGISTRATE BARKER AS TO WHETHER AN INQUEST ON THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD WOULD BE NECESSARY, THE MAGISTRATE DECIDED THAT IT WAS A CASE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE GIVEN, DECEASED ON HAD A 13 FOOT FALL FROM THE POINT OF THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS STANDING AT THE TIME HE WAS CUTTING TREES ON TWELFTH ST. SOUTH. GEORGE EDWARDS, WHO WAS HOLDING THE LADDER FOR THE DECEASED, DEPOSED TO HIS HAVING A STRONG GRIP ON IT AND TO ITS NOT SLIPPING. THE DECEASED WAS PRUNING OFF THE LIGHT BRANCHES WITH A PRUNING HOOK AND WAS NOT USING A SAW. ANYTHING OF THE THEORY OF HIS BEING ELECTROCUTED BY THE ELECTRIC WIRES WAS DISSIPATED BY THE EVIDENCE OF ED THEOBALD OF THE CITY ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT, WHO SAID THAT THE WIRE WAS AWAY ABOVE THE TOP OF THE TREE. IT IS PRESUMED THAT DECEASED, WHO HAD NOT BEEN VERY WELL LATELY, HAD A SUDDEN FIT OF VERTIGO. DEATH, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL EVIDENCE, RESULTED FROM HEMORRHAGE OF THE BRAIN CAUSED BY THE HEAD OF THE DECEASED STRIKING THE CURB.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P19940034002
Acquisition Date
1994-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Description
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME. 1. (2 PCE)GLD PAPER CAP WITH PRPL WITH WHT CUSHION . 2. SHEER WHITE KIMONO, LENGTH 78.0, WIDTH 105.3. ADORNED WITH PRPL DYE AND STAMPED WITH GLD CELESTIAL BIRD DESIGN. LEFT SLEEVE HAD YLLW AND GRN THE RIGHT SLEEVE ALSO HAS A BIT OF YLLW. 3. PRPLE HAKAMA SKIRT, LENGTH 56.0, WIDTH 57.8. BATIK REPEATED PATTERN IN TWO ROWS ACROSS BOTTOM HALF OF PANT. SILK RIBBON ACCENTS BELT AREA OF SKIRT. SKIRT TIES ON BOTH SIDES FOR CLOSURE. 4. (2 PCE) BELT IS SHEER WITH GLD IMPRINT OF FLOWER, LENGTH 128.0, WIDTH 4.6.TEXT ON BACK READS, "WOMEN'S BUDDHIST ASS'N, NEW WESTMINSTER B.C."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
COSTUMES WERE WORN BY THE YOUNGEST MEMBERS OF THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE LOCATED IN RAYMOND, ALBERTA. FOR AT LEAST FIFTY YEARS, CHILDREN DRESSED UP IN THE ELABORATE GARMENTS AS PART OF RELIGION’S ‘CHIGO’ OR YOUNG-CHILDREN CEREMONY. THE PROCESSIONAL EVENT REQUIRED THAT THE CHILDREN DRESS AS HEAVENLY BEINGS. BOYS WORE A STIFF HAT OF LACQUERED GAUZE CALLED AN ‘EBOSHI’ WHILE GIRLS WORE THE CROWN OF THE PHOENIX BIRD KNOWN AS A ‘TENKAN’. THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED AT THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST TEMPLE EVERY FIVE YEARS, COMMENCING ON THE DATE OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION (1929) AND ENDING ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PAPER LOTUS FLOWERS WERE MADE LOCALLY AND THE GARMENTS WERE IMPORTED FROM JAPAN. FOR ALMOST EIGHTY YEARS, THE TEMPLE SERVED THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF MANY AMONG SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S JAPANESE COMMUNITY. IT ACTED AS A CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST TEACHING AND JAPANESE CULTURE UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2006. THESE COSTUMES, IN ADDITION TO OTHER SPIRITUAL OBJECTS INCLUDING THE TEMPLE’S SHRINE, WERE DONATED TO THE GALT AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S CLOSING AND EVENTUAL SALE. CEREMONY WHERE THIS COSTUME WAS LAST WORN WAS PERFORMED FOR THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE'S FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. PERFORMED FOR THE TEMPLE'S INAUGURATION, 10TH, 20TH, 25, 30, 35, 40...ETC EVERY 5TH YEAR. DONOR HAS PHOTOS OF COSTUMES BEING WORN DURING THE ANNIVERSARIES (SEE PERMANENT FILE). DONOR PRESUMES THAT THE MATERIAL DATES TO 1929 TO 1930. SEE P20070014000 FOR INFORMATION ON GIRLS CHIGO COSTUME AND P20030041001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE. ON APRIL 26, 2009 THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, LOCATED IN LETHBRIDGE, WAS THE SITE OF AN O-CHIGO CHILDREN’S PARADE, HELD AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION CEREMONY. VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF O-CHIGO COSTUMES, REPRESENTING THE ONE DONATED, CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES, RELATED TO THE 2009 DEDICATION EVENT. ADDITIONALLY, O-CHIGO RELATED PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND RELATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES. FINALLY, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM IS IN POSSESSION OF HISTORIC 40S ERA FOOTAGE OF TEMPLE EVENTS, RELATED TO THE RAM’S COLLECTION OF A SHRINE FROM PICTURE BUTTE.
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
COVERUP
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960068008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COVERUP
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
54
Width
48.5
Description
LIGHT YELLOW COTTON VEST WITH DECORATIVE STITCHING ACROSS FRONT POCKET FLAP. HAS A LIGHT GREY SATIN RIBBON AT NECK USED TO TIE FRONT CLOSED. IS SEWN AT SHOULDER SEAMS AND FASTENED AT THE SIDE WITH A STEEL SAFETY PIN AT THE BOTTOM. VEST IS COMPLETELY SQUARE. RIBBON IS INTACT ON RIGHT SIDE, BUT RIBBON ON LEFT IS BROKEN AND IS INSIDE ONE OF THE FRONT POCKETS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEM WAS USED BY DONOR'S MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AS A TEENAGER DURING THE 1920'S AS A COVERUP TO PROTECT HER CLOTHING WHILE SHE WAS STYLING HER HAIR. THE POCKETS IN THE FRONT WEAR USED TO HOLD BOBBY PINS, AND OTHER ACCESSORIES. SEE P19970007001-GA AND ARCHIVES FOR FAMILY HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19960068008
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
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