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Other Name
WEDDING DRESS
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19970020003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEDDING DRESS
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
146
Width
46
Description
IVORY SATIN FORMAL WEDDING DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES AND A BUSTLE ON THE BACK. DRESS HAS SHEER FABRIC ABOVE THE SHOULDERS, AND A SATIN ROSE IN THE FRONT CENTRE WITH SATIN LEAVES IN A ROW ACROSS THE FRONT, AROUND THE SHOULDERS AND ACROSS THE BACK. WAIST HAS A BUSTLE ON EACH HIP, WHICH SWEEPS AROUND AND IS SEWN TO BACK UNDER ANOTHER BUSTLE. DRESS FASTENS UP THE BACK WITH MANY TINY SATIN COVERED BUTTONS. SKIRT IS PLAIN SATIN, AND HAVE A POINTED CUFF. LIKE NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
IN 1949 THE DONOR PURCHASED THE DRESS FOR HER MARRIAGE, AT THE MAYFAIR SHOP IN LETHBRIDGE FOR $39.95. ACCORDING TO DONOR IT WAS A WORKING CLASS GIRL'S DRESS AND ALSO WAS NEVER WORN AGAIN. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY JEAN KOSKOSKI. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN JUDY KOSKOSKI (NEE FRANCESCHI) IS THE SECOND DAUGHTER OF CARL FRANCESCHI AND MARY FRANCESCHI (NEE LINTERIS). SHE WAS MARRIED TO WILLIAM “BILL” KOSKOSKI ON MAY 14, 1949 AT SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH, WITH THE RECEPTION AND DANCE BEING HELD AT THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN AND BILL’S WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT DESCRIBE THE FOLLOWING: “THE BRIDE, WHO ENTERED THE CHURCH ON THE ARM OF HER FATHER, CHOSE A GOWN OF WHITE SHIMMERING SATIN, WITH SHEER YOKE, LONG LILY POINT SLEEVES AND A FULL SKIRT WITH BUSTLE BACK AND SIDE PANNIERS.” WILLIAM “BILL” KOSKOSKI WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HARDIEVILLE, THE OLDEST SON OF NICK AND MARY KOSKOSKI (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). HE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE CPR FROM 1942 UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1962. BILL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 68 ON MARCH 6, 1989. MARY FRANCESCHI WAS BORN IN ITALY AND MOVED TO ALBERTA AS AN INFANT. SHE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 15, 1986. HER HUSBAND CARL PASSED AWAY IN 1963. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19970020003
Acquisition Date
1997-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990083002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Date
1996
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
67.0
Width
49.5
Description
YELLOW. AROUND NECK, CUFFS, AND BOTTOM OF SWEATSHIRT IS RIBBING. ON FRONT OF SWEATSHIRT IS THE WORD "LETHBRIDGE" MADE UP OF THE IMAGES OF DIFFERENT OBJECTS, INCLUDING SPORTS EQUIPMENT, A STALK OF WHEAT, AND A SNOWMAN. BELOW THIS READS "ALBERTA WINTER GAMES 1996 VOLUNTEER". ON THE BACK OF SWEATSHIRT IS A RED SAFEWAY LOGO, BELOW WHICH READS "SAFEWAY FEEDING THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT" IN BLACK. AN EMBROIDERED TAG INSIDE BACK OF NECK READS "FLAG WEAR". ANOTHER TAG UNDERNEATH THIS READS "CA 12044", ETCETERA. A PRICE TAG READING "1.00" IS STAPLED TO TAG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
PURCHASED FOR BY MUSEUM C.A.O. WILMA WOOD, FOR MUSEUM, IN 1999.
Catalogue Number
P19990083002
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041920
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
74.5
Width
55.5
Description
WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT WITH SILK SCREEN IMAGE ON FRONT WITH A YOUNG GIRL TRYING ON A MILITARY WEDGE CAP. CAPTION READS "TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT: MEMORIES FROM OUR YOUTH DURING WORLD WAR II".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
T-SHIRT WAS GIVEN TO DONOR AT A CONFERENCE OPENING THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK "TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT", WHICH IS A WORK OF COLLECTED ESSAYS BY CANADIAN AUTHORS RELATING THEIR CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR (DONOR CONTRIBUTED TO BOOK). 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
P19970041920
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
24.4
Width
15.5
Description
WHITE COTTON SWEATSHIRT WITH NAVY BLUE TEXT READING, "TIME AIR" ON FRONT. LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "SUNWEAR, MADE IN CANADA, M/M."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECIEVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS PARTICULAR SHIRT WAS ONE OF THE EARLIER DESIGNS, AND IT'S AVALIBILITY PREDATES MOGUS'S EMPLOYMENT, WHICH BEGAN IN 1991. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20080004001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
Acquisition Date
2008-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010110000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Date
1987
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
70.0
Width
74.5
Description
WHITE SWEATSHIRT WITH RED TEXT ARRANGED IN AN ARC OVER A CARTOON CARICATURE OF SOME SORT PLAYING CURLING. THE TEXT STATES "THE SCOTT TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS" THE CARICATURE IS WEARING A COWBOY HAT THAT HAS THE DATE "1987" ON IT AS WELL AS THE TEXT "LETHBRIDGE".
Subjects
CLOTHING -- OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
SPORTS
History
THE DONOR BOUGHT THIS AT THE TOURNAMENT IN 1987 THAT WAS HELD AT THE SPORTSPLEX. DONOR VOLUNTEERED AT THE EVENT SELLING SOUVENIRS. AT THIS TIME SHE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CIVIC CURLING. SHE GREW UP IN MANITOBA AND BEGAN CURLING THERE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SWEATER DONATED BY DIANNE DIRK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. DIANNE DIRK WAS BORN IN BRANDON, MB ON AUGUST 21, 193, THE SECOND CHILD OF LORNE AND MILDRED STORY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS RAISED IN OAK LAKE, MB AND MOVED TO CALGARY AS A YOUNG WOMAN. THERE SHE MET AND MARRIED JEROME “JERRY” DIRK IN 1965. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1975. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, DIANNE WAS AN ACTIVE HOMEMAKER, ACTIVE IN HER GRANDCHILDREN’S LIVES, AND ALSO ENJOYED CURLING, SQUARE DANCING, CAMPING, AND PLAYING BRIDGE. DIANNE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 73 ON AUGUST 21, 2001. THE SCOTT TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS TOOK PLACE IN LETHBRIDGE FROM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 TO SATURDAY MARCH 7, 1987. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P20010110000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.5
Width
29.0
Description
WHITE T-SHIRT WITH IMAGE OF PLANE FLYING HEAD-ON. TEXT, "TIME AIR" REPEATED THROUGHOUT DESIGN, IN ADDITION TO THE WORDS, "THE SPIRIT OF INFLIGHT." LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "...MADE IN CANADA, SCREEN STARS BEST."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECEIVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS T-SHIRT WAS ONE OF THREE DESIGNS THAT WERE MADE AVAILABLE FROM 1991 TO 1992. THIS PARTICULAR DESIGN WAS AVAILABLE FOR TIME AIR INFLIGHT STAFF ONLY. THE OTHER TWO DESIGNS HAD THE LOGOS, "TIME AIR- FLYING OVER THE MOUNTAINS" AND "TIME AIR FLYING CLUB". SHIRTS, ALONG WITH OTHER TIME AIR MERCHANDISE, WERE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE TIME AIR STORE LOCATED IN CALGARY. MERCHANDISE INCLUDED ITEMS SUCH AS CLOTHING, STAFF YEARBOOKS, PINS, LUGGAGE, AND COOKBOOKS. PRODUCTS WERE OFTEN PURCHASED BY CO-WORKERS AS GIFTS FOR BIRTHDAYS AND CHRISTMAS. ON OCCASION, WORKERS WERE GIFTED MERCHANDISE TO COMMEMORATE SPECIAL EVENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
Acquisition Date
2008-01
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
LONG SLEEVED, “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… ROAD RACE… 1992”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LONG SLEEVED, “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… ROAD RACE… 1992”
Date
1992
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66
Width
144
Description
WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK, GREEN, BLUE, PINK AND YELLOW INK. IMAGE DEPICTS AN AERIAL MAP OF ROADS AND RIVER, WITH A GOLFER, BUILDING, TEEPEE, DEER, FIGURES RUNNING, GOOSE, AND HAND FIRING A STARTER GUN. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… APRIL 11 1992 – ROAD RACE”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF GRAPES AND APPLES, WITH TEXT READING “M – 100% COTTON PRESHRUNK – FRUIT OF THE LOOM – MADE IN U.S.A.” GENERAL STAINING AND YELLOWING OF FABRIC, ESPECIALLY AROUND NECK BAND; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030004
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1976”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1976”
Date
1976
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Width
78
Description
RED COTTON T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK INK. IMAGE DEPICTS TWO FIGURES RUNNING IN FRONT OF A CIRCLE CONTAINING A SILHOUETTE OF A BRIDGE AND VALLEY. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “LETHBRIDGE 1976 – TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LA COURSE DU DIX”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND READS “TIGER BRAND X LARGE – CA01147 – 100% COTTON”. FABRIC IS FADED, WITH SOME AREAS OF BLEACH STAINING ON BACK AND SLEEVES; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030001
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1978”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1978”
Date
1978
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Width
78
Description
ORANGE COTTON T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK INK. IMAGE DEPICTS FIVE STYLIZED FIGURES RUNNING IN A LINE. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “LETHBRIDGE TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LA COURSE DU DIX – 1978”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF TIGER AND READS “L –G TIGER BRAND 100% COTTON – MADE IN/FAIT AU CANADA – CA01147”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030002
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1980”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20140030003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1980”
Date
1980
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
73
Width
78
Description
LIGHT BLUE COTTON/POLYESTER BLEND T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN DARK BLUE INK. IMAGE DEPICTS THREE FIGURES RUNNING IN A LINE INSIDE A ROUNDED RECTANGLE. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LETHBRIDGE - LA COURSE DU DIX - 1980”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF TIGER AND READS “L –G TIGER BRAND 50% COTTON 50% POLYESTER – MADE IN/FAIT AU CANADA – CA01147”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030003
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19860132002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Date
1985
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
78.0
Description
WHITE & BLACK "BASEBALL SHIRT" WITH 3/3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES & LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL CREST 1885-1985 ON LEFT BREAST. TAG SEWN AT BACK OF NECK READS "BRIGHTLINE SPORTSWEAR MFG. INC. 50% POLYESTER COTTON/COTON MADE IN CANADA FABRIQUE AU CANADA CA 05321 XL/TG".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SHIRTS WERE COMMISSIONED BY LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL SOCIETY & WERE SOLD AS SOUVENIRS.
Catalogue Number
P19860132002
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, "MARATHON OF HOPE TERRY FOX"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20160024000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, "MARATHON OF HOPE TERRY FOX"
Date
1981
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
64.5
Width
48.5
Description
T-SHIRT MADE OF WHITE COTTON WITH RED TRIM AND PRINT. THE CAPTION READS, “MARATHON OF HOPE TERRY FOX GIVE FOR CANCER RESEARCH CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY” ; LOGO DEPICTS TERRY FOX RUNNING, IMPOSED ON A MAP OF CANADA AND ENCLOSED BY A MAPLE LEAF. FAIR CONDITION. THE WHITE COTTON IS YELLOWING OVERALL. ON THE FRONT THERE ARE SEVERE BROWN STAINS AT THE RIGHT HIP OF THE SHIRT. SLIGHT RED STAIN AT THE CENTER, BOTTOM OF THE FRONT SIDE. ON THE BACK SIDE, THERE IS SEVERE BROWN STAINING AT THE LEFT HIP AND ON THE UPPER LEFT SHOULDER. SLIGHT DARK BROWN ON THE BOTTOM, LEFT OF CENTER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
SPORTS
History
THIS T-SHIRT IS AN ARTIFACT THAT WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES ARCHIVAL COLLECTION IN NOVEMBER OF 1981 BY PAULINE APPLETON. IN AUGUST 2016, THIS ARTIFACT WAS TRANSFERRED TO COLLECTIONS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL ACQUISITION RECORD AND FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THE LIFE OF TERRY FOX: THE SHIRT [WAS USED] TO PROMOTE THE CROSS-CANADA RUN OF TERRY FOX, BEGINNING IN NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA. FOX, A CANCER PATIENT, JOGGED HALF-WAY ACROSS CANADA IN THE SUMMER OF 1980 TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH. HE RAN 5, 373KM BEFORE HE WAS FORCED TO END HIS RUN BECAUSE HIS CANCER HAD APPEARED IN HIS LUNGS. FOX PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 28, 1981. ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, PAULINE APPLETON (NEE SCHMUNK), PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 22, 1999. SHE WAS FROM MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA. SHE WAS BORN IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA ON NOVEMBER 12, 1915 TO HER PARENTS, DAVID AND ANNA ELIZABETH SCHMUNK. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN LEADER, SASKATCHEWAN. APPLETON MOVED TO CALGARY WITH HER TWO OLDER SISTERS, WHERE SHE MARRIED ERNEST J. “HAPPY” APPLETON IN 1938. DURING WORLD WAR II, SHE LIVED IN NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. UNTIL HER HUSBAND COMPLETED HIS MILITARY SERVICES IN EUROPE. FOLLOWING THAT, PAULINE AND ERNEST MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA WHERE ERNEST WORKED AT MOLSONS BREWERY UNTIL RETIREMENT. PAULINE WORKED AS A CASHIER AND RECEPTIONIST AT A GOLF COURSE IN LETHBRIDGE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THE COUPLE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT YEARS AFTER ERNEST’S RETIREMENT. ERNEST PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 3, 1994. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON INITIAL DONATION AND FULL OBITUARY PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20160024000
Acquisition Date
1981-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
QUEEN'S JUBILEE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20020082000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
QUEEN'S JUBILEE
Date
2002
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
77.0
Description
WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT. SHORT SLEEVED. SILKSCREENED ON LEFT BREAST IS A GARLAND OF RED, YELLOW, AND GREE MAPLE LEAVES WITH "50" IN THE CENTER, IN YELLOW. ABOVE CARLAND IS "E II R" IN YELLOW, AND ABOVE THIS IS A QUEEN'S CROWN. BELOW GARLAND IS "CELEBRATE CANADA 2002", ALSO IN YELLOW. THERE ARE TWO TAGS INSIDE NECKLINE; ONE READS "GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR ULTRA COTTON HEAVYWEIGHT", OTHER GIVES MANUFACTURING INFO. AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR RECEIVED SHIRT IN CONJUNCTION WITH A LETHBRIDGE CITZENSHIP AWARD ON CANADA DAY 2002. AT THE SAME TIME DONOR WAS ALSO PRESENTED WITH A MINT COPY OF A VOLUNTEER DIME THAT WAS ISSUED THAT YEAR. SHIRT WAS TOO BIG FOR DONOR AND SHE NEVER WORE IT. DONOR RECEIVED AWARD FOR HER MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY. SHE SERVED ON THE CANADA DAY COMMITTEE ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS. SHE WORKED WITH A SMALL GROUP OF LADIES IN THE COMMUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS ABLE TO PERSUADE CITY COUNCIL, THE DEVELOPERS AND THE CITY NAMING COMMITTEE THAT A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE SHOULD CELEBRATE WOMEN BY NAMING THE STREETS AFTER PROMINENT WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE ALSO CONVINCED THEM TO NAME THE NEW URBAN PARKS THAT WERE TO BE DEVELOPED IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE AFTER WOMEN (ONE NATIVE AND ONE NON-NATIVE). DONOR COMPILED THE NAMES AND HISTORIES OF OVER 30 WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A LARGE IMPACT ON LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE, WHICH WERE THEN TO BE COMPILED INTO A PAMPHLET WHICH WOULD BE GIVEN TO HOME OWNERS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE AREA. DONOR ALSO PUBLISHED A BOOK "WHERE WAS IT", WHICH DESCRIBES THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS IN LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR LOCATIONS, HISTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS. DONOR HAS BEEN SECRETARY OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND HAS COMPILED THEIR NEWSLETTER FOR OVER 15 YEARS, AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERING EXTENSIVELY AT THE GALT MUSEUM. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE GALT MUSEUM BOARD AND CHAIRS THE ACQUISITION COMMITTEE. SHE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE CREATION OF THE MUSEUM'S 2005 EXPANSION PROPOSAL FOR SUBMISSION TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE GALT NO. 8 MINE SOCIETY AND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING THE NUMEROUS PLAQUES PLACED IN THE RIVER VALLEY WHICH DOCUMENT THE HISTORY OF MINING IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 2000 DONOR RECEIVED AN ALBERTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARD. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “NO FURTHER INFORMATION.” ***
Catalogue Number
P20020082000
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20010026000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Date
2001
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
79.0
Description
BEIGE SHIRT. HAS A KNIT COLLAR, THAT IS BLACK WITH BEIGE STRIPES. BOTTOM OF SHIRT AND CUFFS ARE MADE OF SAME KNIT MATERIAL. EMBROIDERED ON TOP LEFT OF SHIRT FRONT IS AN ORANGE MAPLE LEAF WITH "LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS" IN THE CENTER. EMBROIDERED ABOVE MAPLE LEAF, IN ORANGE, IS "WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONS", AND BELOW IS "50TH ANNIVERSARY". THERE ARE TWO TAGS SEWN INTO SHIRT; ONE READS "WHITE RIDGE".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
TEAM MEMBERS FROM THE 1951 WORLD CHAMPION LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS RAISED MONEY UPON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TEAM'S TITLE, AND PURCHASED THESE SHIRTS TO COMMEMORATE THE OCCASION. TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY THE REMAINING TEAM MEMBERS HAD A SMALL GATHERING WHICH INCLUDED A SUPPER. THE TEAM PAID FOR AND ARRANGED EVERYTHING. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET SUIT DONATED BY THE 1951 LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 19, 2001 RECOUNTS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP WIN BY THE 1951 LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS HOCKEY TEAM. “SATURDAY NIGHT, MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE CHIEF CROWFOOT ROOM ATOP THE EXHIBITION PARK GRANDSTAND FOR A NIGHT OF FINE FOOD, HONOURING OF THIS CITY’S HOCKEY LEGENDS, AND EVEN A LITTLE DANCING. GARY BOWIE AND VERYL TODD HANDLED THE BEHIND-THE-MICROPHONE DUTIES, EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF THE BOYS WHO WON THE WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP 50 YEARS TO THE DAY, MARCH 17, 1951, IN PARIS’ PALAIS DES SPORTS, DEFEATING SWEDEN 5-1. … IN THE END, THE MAPLE LEAFS OF 1950-1951 PLAYED 62 GAMES OVERSEAS, WON 51, LOST SEVEN AND TIED FOUR, AND DURING ONE STREAK WENT 44 STRAIGHT GAMES WITHOUT A LOSS.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 19, 1951 INCLUDES A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TEAM AND LISTS ALL OF THE PLAYERS NAMES. THEY INCLUDE: JIM MALACKO, DON MCLEAN, CARL SOROKOSKI, MALLIE HUGHES, BERT KNIBBS, NAP MILROY, HEC NEGRELLO (CAPTAIN), TOM WOOD, STAN OBODIAC, DICK GRAY (PLAYING COACH), BILL GIBSON, WHITEY RIMSTAD, LON SIRAY, KEN BRANCH, DON VOGAN, BILL CHANDLER, ROBERT MCGREGOR, AND JACK SUMNER. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PHOTOGRAPH ARE THE THREE PLAYERS WHO JOINED THE TEAM LATE IN THE TOURNAMENT FROM THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO FLYING DUTCHMEN: MICKEY ROTH, DINNY FLANNAGAN, AND BILL FLICK. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2000 GIVES MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: “MARCH 17, 1951, IN THE PALAIS DES SPORTS IN PARIS IN FRONT OF 17, 000 PEOPLE, THE LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS SKATED INTO HOCKEY HISTORY. … THE LEAFS SCORED 62 GOALS IN THEIR SIX WORLD TOURNAMENT GAMES, AND ONLY ALLOWED SIX … THE LONG VOYAGE FOR THE MAPLE LEAFS BEGAN DURING THE 1949-50 INTERMEDIATE HOCKEY SEASON WHEN THE TEAM EARNED THE RIGHT TO REPRESENT CANADA AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. … THE LEAFS WEREN’T JUST GOING FOR A SIX-GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, BUT FOR A FOUR-MONTH TOUR, WITH TWO OTHER TOURNAMENTS AND DOZENS OF EXHIBITION GAMES. ALONG THE WAY THE MAPLE LEAFS ALSO WON THE JEAN POTIN CUP AND THE WINSTON CHURCHILL CUP. NEGRELLO USED TO TELL OF A TIME WHEN THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE PLAYING IN MUNICH AND THE TEAM WAS APPROACHED BY SOME FORMER GERMAN SOLDIERS WHO HAD BEEN PRISONERS OF WAR AT THE CAMP AT LETHBRIDGE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THEY CAME TO CHEER FOR THE MAPLE LEAFS. … OVERALL THE MAPLE LEAFS PLAYED 62 GAMES, WINNING 51, LOSING SEVEN AND TYING FOUR. THEY HAD A 44-GAME WINNING STREAK AT ONE TIME AND WHILE IN SWITZERLAND PLAYED 13 GAMES IN 14 NIGHTS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20010026000
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073149
  3 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
4
Length
78.2
Width
137.2
Description
1. PURPLE WOOL MANDARIN JACKET. BLACK SILK WIDE CUFFS AND TRIM AROUND NECKLINE SIDE CLOSURE, WITH FIVE FROG FASTENERS AND BLACK SILK WIDE TRIM AT BORDER. STRAIGHT SLEEVES AND SLIGHTLY FLARED BODICE. UNLINED; INNER RIGHT BREAST POCKET; HIP LENGTH. FAINT SIGNS OF INSECT DAMAGE WHERE TOP LAYER OF WOOL 2.TROUSERS. 110.5CM L X 66CM W. TRADITIONAL WIDE LEG SILK PANTS. BURGUNDY WITH FLORAL-LEAF PATTERN WOVEN IN. BLACK GEOMETRIC APPLIQUED DESIGN NEAR BOTTOM, WITH WIDE BLACK SILK BAND AT BOTTOM OF LEGS. TRIMMED WITH THIN BLUE AND WHITE HORIZONTAL BANDS. LIGHT BLUE GLAZED COTTON WAISTBAND, WITH PALE BLUE SILK LINING. 3.SKIRT/APRON. 95.3CM L X 170CM W. TRADITIONAL CHINESE SILK WRAP-AROUND SKIRT. WHITE WITH FINE FLORAL PATTERN WOVEN IN. TRIMMED WITH BLACK SILK BORDER, EMBROIDERED WITH BLUE FLORAL PATTERN. BLUE FLOWERS ALSO EMBROIDERED ON WHITE PORTION OF SKIRT. HEAVILY PLEATED WITH FINE PLEATS, EXCEPT TWO PANELS ON SKIRT WHICH HAVE FINELY EMBROIDERED BUTTERFLY PATTERN IN SHADES OF BLUE, PINK, ORANGE, AND GREEN. FUCHSIA SILK LINING. WIDE PALE BLUE COTTON WAISTBAND WITH REMNANTS OF CRIMSON TIES AT ENDS, WHICH HAVE BEEN TORN OFF. HANDMADE. 4. SCARF. 49.2CM X 49.2CM. ROYAL BLUE COTTON SCARF WITH CIRCLE DESIGN WOVEN INTO FABRIC. BUTTON HOLE IN ONE CORNER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
PIECES OF TWO TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFITS BELONGING TO THE ING FAMILY (ONE MAN'S, ONE WOMAN'S). *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
P19950073149
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ENSEMBLE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20170021000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENSEMBLE
Date
1985
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
7
Length
143
Width
37
Description
A. DRESS: PINK DRESS WITH WHITE LACE HIGH-NECK COLLAR, SLEEVE TRIM, AND LACE SURROUNDING WHITE RIBBON FLOWERS ON SKIRT. DRESS HAS PUFFED SLEEVES THAT NARROW FROM ELBOW TO WRIST; SLEEVES HAVE FOUR TAN PLASTIC BUTTONS WITH FOUR WHITE COTTON BUTTON LOOPS AT CUFFS. DRESS HAS WHITE LACE HIGH-NECK COLLAR WITH FOUR PINK FLOWER-SHAPED BUTTONS DOWN BACK AND FOUR WHITE COTTON BUTTON LOOPS. DRESS HAS MACHINE-STITCHED SEAM AT CHEST AND SLEEVES, AND SEAM BELOW KNEES TO CREAT RUFFLED TRIM. INSIDE OF DRESS HAS FRAYING AT LOWER SEAM; INSIDE OF DRESS HAS WHITE COTTON PADDING AND PINK STITCHING TO ATTACH RIBBON-FLOWERS TO FRONT. DRESS HAS SMALL STAINING ON FRONT LOWER RUFFLED-TRIM AND ON FRONT LEFT-WEARING SIDE; DRESS SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGNS OF WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. CRINOLINE: CREAM CRINOLINE, 85.5CM LONG X 30.5CM WIDE. HAS CREAM COTTON SKIRT WITH FLORAL LACE HEMS AND MESH COVERING SKIRT HALFWAY DOWN. SKIRT HAS SLITS UP SIDES RUNNING HALFWAY UP SIDES; FRONT MESH LAYERS HAVE CREAM TULLE EDGING; BACK MESH LAYERS ARE LONGER THAN FRONT. SKIRT WAIST HAS TWO SILVER SAFETY PINS ATTACHED; FRONT AND BACK LAYERS OF MESH HAVE CLEAR, WAXY STAINING IN PATCHES. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. C. HAT: PINK HAT, 10 CM TALL X 38CM DIAMETER. HAS CREAM LACE TRIM AROUND BASE AND RIM, WITH TWO LOOSE LACE STRANDS AT BACK. HAT IS WOVEN WHITE POLYESTER WITH ADDED PINK CLOTH COVERING. LACE IS MACHINE-STITCHED TO HAT. BACK OF HAT HAS THREE CREAM RIBBON ROSES ATTACHED AND PEARL HAT PIN. HAT HAS PINK CLOTH PADDED INSIDE OF BRIM AND PADDING HALF INSIDE. WHITE TAG ON INSIDE OF HAT HAS BLACK TEXT “R4001, MADE IN TAIWAN, FABRIQUE A TAIWAN, OLEFIN 100% OLEFIN, CA-00230 LAVABLE/WASHABLE”. HAT SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGN OF WEAR; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. D. CUMBERBUN: PINK CLOTH CUMBERBUN, 96.1CM LONG X 12CM WIDE. CUMBERBUN HAS PINK BOW AT FRONT AND TWO ROWS OF FOUR SILVER HOOK-CLASPS TO SECURE ENDS AROUND. BACK HAS FOUR DECORATIVE FOLDS ACROSS. BOW IS SECURED WITH HAND-STITCHING; LEFT WEARING SIDE HAS STITCH TORN FROM BOW TO CUMBERBUN. CUMBERBUN SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGN OF WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. E. SASH: PINK CLOTH SASH, 148.6CM LONG X 12CM WIDE. SASH HAS HALF-FOLD OVER BEGINNING AT END THAT TAPERS TO NO FOLD ALONG SASH AT OTHER END. EDGES ARE MACHINE STITCHED; SASH HAS DARK STAIN ON INSIDE. SASH SHOWS LITTLE SIGN OF VISIBLE WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. F. SHOES: PAIR OF SHOES, 14.6CM TALL X 19CM LONG; THREE INCH HEELED SHOES, BROWN WITH PINK BOWS AT TOES; SIDES AND TOES OF SHOES ARE MESH; INSIDE SOLES ARE WHITE LEATHER. INSIDE ON HEEL IS EMBROIDERED FLAG WITH RED STITCHING “9 WEST TM”. INSIDE SHOES ARE BLACK WEAR MARKS AT HEELS AND TOES. BOTTOM OF SHOES IS BROWN LEATHER; LEATHER IS WORN AND STAINED; HEELS ARE SCUFFED AND WORN AT BASE. BOTTOMS OF SHOES HAVE EMBOSSED TEXT IN LEATHER “L-CARLOTTA, MADE IN BRAZIL, LEATHER SOLE, 8M”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. G. BAG: PINK DRAWSTRING BAG, 69CM LONG X 21.3CM WIDE. BAG HAS CREAM FLORAL LACE OVERLAY ON PINK CLOTH, WITH FLORAL LACE TRIM AT BOTTOM AND PINK-PEACH CORD HANDLES. BAG HAS PINK LINING; SMALL STAINING INSIDE BAG AND SMALL STAIN ON FRONT LACE. BAG SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGN OF WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ON JUNE 21, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED PEGGIE STICKEL REGARDING HER DONATION OF A HOME-MADE LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL DRESS AND ACCESSORIES. STICKEL WORE THE DRESS IN THE CENTENNIAL PARADE AND FOR THE FESTIVITIES IN 1985. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE DRESS ENSEMBLE, STICKEL RECALLED, “WOODWARD’S…HAD A FLOAT IN THE PARADE FOR THE CENTENNIAL, AND I WAS ON THE FLOAT, WEARING THIS DRESS. IT WAS JUST A REMINDER OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS.” “[WOODWARDS WAS] ALWAYS VERY DRIVEN TO BE ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. THEY DID A LOT OF CHARITY THINGS…ONE OF THE MANAGERS HAD AN OLD, BEAT UP…FARM TRUCK, AND THEY GOT THIS IDEA THEY WERE GOING TO DO A FLOAT…THEY DID A FLOAT [FOR THE CENTENNIAL], AND THEY ASKED MYSELF AND TWO OTHER GALS TO PARTICIPATE, AND WE WERE GOING TO DRESS IN THAT TURN OF THE CENTURY ATTIRE. MY SISTER-IN-LAW [GAIL STICKEL], WHO IS A SEAMSTRESS, SPENT WEEKS PUTTING THIS DRESS TOGETHER. SHE RESEARCHED IT. SHE RESEARCHED ALL THAT AGE, THE TYPE OF LACE…EVEN THE BUTTONS THAT THEY WORE. IT TOOK HER WEEKS TO MAKE IT AND I WENT DOWN [TO COUTTS] ABOUT EVERY WEEK AND WE’D FIT IT, AND MESS WITH IT AND TRY IT ON AGAIN. SHE FINALLY HAD IT DONE AND THEN PARADE DAY CAME, AND THERE I WAS ON TOP OF THE FLOAT.” “I WAS WILLING TO MAKE THE EFFORT TO BUY THE MATERIAL, AND ARRANGE TO HAVE MY SISTER-IN-LAW MAKE IT FOR ME…NOT EVERYBODY WANTED TO GO TO THAT MUCH TROUBLE. THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT RODE ON THE FLOAT OR DROVE IN IT, BUT WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT WERE ALL DRESSED UP.” “I MUST HAVE GONE DOWN [TO MY SISTER-IN-LAW’S] AT LEAST FOUR TIMES WHEN I WAS OFF ON THE WEEKENDS, SO IT MUST HAVE TAKEN HER OVER A MONTH [TO MAKE]. SHE WAS WORKING FULLTIME TOO BUT SHE’D WORK [ON THE DRESS IN] EVENINGS. I’D COME DOWN THE WEEKEND AND SHE’D WANT MORE OF THE LACE OR FORM FOR THE HAT, SO IT WAS GOOD TIMES WITH HER TOO. WE GOT VERY CLOSE.” “[GAIL] COULD REALLY SEW. SHE MADE CLOTHES FOR HER GRANDKIDS. SHE COULD PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER OUT OF NOTHING…SHE WAS RELAXED AND HAPPY I WOULD BE JUMPING OUT OF MY SKIN.” ON HER TIME WEARING THE DRESS, STICKEL NOTED, “THE ONLY THING I REALLY REMEMBER WAS WE GOT IN FRONT OF THE OLD…YORK HOTEL ON 13TH STREET. IT STARTED UP AT THE NORTH END AND WENT DOWNTOWN. WE GOT TO THE YORK, AND FOR WHATEVER REASON THE PARADE STOPPED. THERE WAS SOME SORT OF [STOP] UP AHEAD. THERE WE WERE ON THE FLOAT, AND THE CAMERAMEN FROM THE LOCAL TELEVISION STATION ARE UP ON THE ROOF. WE’RE LOOKING AROUND, ESPECIALLY ME, “WHAT’S GOING ON? WHY ARE WE STOPPED, WHY ARE WE STOPPED?”. THESE GUYS ARE UP ON THE ROOF AND THEY’RE GOING “SMILE, SMILE” AND WE’RE STUCK THERE FOR FIVE MINUTES. I COULDN’T SMILE THAT LONG. THAT’S MY ONLY REAL STRONG MEMORY OF THAT DAY.” “THERE WAS ANOTHER PARADE AND I DID WEAR THE DRESS IN THAT TOO…IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE [HUDSON’S] BAY…BECAUSE THEY BOUGHT OUT WOODWARD’S… THEY HAD WAS THAT BIG BOAT AND I WASN’T WORKING [AT THE BAY]…SOMEONE THAT WORKED THERE KNEW THAT I HAD THIS DRESS AND SO THEY INVITED ME TO COME AND RIDE IN THAT PARADE. SO I DID. MY HUSBAND WAS IN IT TOO. THE THEME WAS “TRADING DAYS” WITH THE BAY…THAT’S THE ONLY OTHER TIME I WORE IT.” “I THINK BACK THEN I WAS PRETTY PROUD OF MYSELF. THE IDEA OF RIDING IN THE PARADE, GETTING THE ATTENTION, HAVING MY FAMILY SEE ME IN THE PARADE, AND I THOUGHT I WAS VERY PRETTY. I WANTED TO SHOW OFF A LITTLE I GUESS. THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DRESS SO IT WAS A GOOD TIME.” STICKEL ELABORATED ON HER TIME AT WOODWARDS, “I STARTED AT WOODWARD’S IN THE EARLY ‘80S. I WORKED THERE FOR 15 YEARS. I WAS A SUPERVISOR [FULL-TIME IN COSMETICS], AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST PHASES OF MY LIFE. THE MOST FUN. THAT’S WHEN PEOPLE REALLY GOT OUT AND DID THINGS, AND WEREN’T ALWAYS LOOKING AT THEIR PHONES AND PLAYING GAMES. WE USED TO SIT AROUND AND TALK, AND VISIT, AND GO OUT. THE DRESS JUST MEANT MY YOUTH.” ON HER MOTIVATION FOR DONATING THE DRESS ENSEMBLE, STICKEL NOTED, “BASICALLY, WE’RE GETTING OLDER, AND WE WANT TO DOWNSIZE. I WANTED TO PUT THE DRESS SOMEWHERE WHERE IT COULD BE POSSIBLY ADMIRED. I REALLY DIDN’T HAVE ANYONE ELSE THAT I COULD THINK OF OTHER THAN THE GALT THAT MIGHT WANT TO HAVE IT.” “IT WAS A PART OF MY LIFE IT’S OVER NOW, AND IF SOMEBODY CAN LOOK AT IT AND SAY “WOW, YOU KNOW SOMEBODY PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO THAT” OR “WHAT A GORGEOUS COLOUR”…IT’S BETTER THAN SENDING IT OFF TO THE DUMP OR TEARING IT UP FOR RAGS. I WOULD HATE TO SEE THAT.” THE LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS ON APRIL 6, 1985 INCLUDED A PARADE, BALL, AND FASHION SHOW WITH CATEGORIES FOR STYLING FROM EVERY DECADE FROM THE 1880S TO THE 1980S. ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD INDICATED ATTENDANCE REACHED APPROXIMATELY 300 PEOPLE AT EXHIBITION PARK, AND ATTRACTED FAMILIES WITH THE PARADE, A PENNY ARCADE, CARTOONS, WAGONS AND AN ICE CREAM PARLOUR. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170021000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170021000
Acquisition Date
2017-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20180006004
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
2017
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
78
Width
62.5
Description
VEST WITH WHITE FABRIC AT SHOULDERS AND MID-WAY DOWN CHEST; FRONT LOWER HALF OF CHEST IS RED, WITH RED PLASTIC ZIPPER RUNNING DOWN FRONT. COLLAR IS WHITE WITH RED MAPLE LEAVES PATTERN. BACK OF VEST HAS LARGE RED MAPLE LEAF PRINTED. INSIDE OF VEST IS LINED WHITE; INSIDE OF COLLAR HAS FABRIC TAG MACHINE-STITCHED TO VEST LINING WITH RED, BLACK, AND WHITE LOGO “FLAG WEAR”. SMALL PAPER TAG ATTACHED BELOW IS WHITE WITH BLACK TEXT “XL/TG”. FABRIC TAG BELOW IS WHITE WITH BLACK TEXT “FLAGWORKS INC., CA 24838, CALGARY, CANADA, 1 800 661 FLAG (3524), MADE IN CANADA, 100% NYLON SHELL, 100% POLYESTER LINING, FAIT AU CANADA” WITH WASHING INSTRUCTIONS ON BACK OF TAG. FRONT OF VEST HAS POCKETS ON BOTH SIDES LINED WITH RED NYLON. BOTTOM OF JACKET HAS BLACK DRAWSTRINGS INSIDE WITH BLACK PUSH-BUTTONS ON BOTH SIDES FOR ADJUSTNG DRAWSTRINGS; DRAWSTRING BLACK ELASTIC SEWN INTO HEM OF VEST. VEST HAS MINOR FRAYING TO THREADS AT HEM; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
ON MARCH 29, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIWEED LORI HARASEM AND JENNIE SUDO REGARDING THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE DONATION OF CANADA 150 MEMORABILIA. HARASEM AND SUDO WERE INVOLVED WITH ORGANIZING THE JULY 1, 2017 EVENTS FOR CANADA 150, WITH SUDO ACTING AS CHAIR FOR THE LETHBRIDGE CANADA DAY COMMITTEE WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE AND HARASEM AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE. ON THE VEST, HARASEM ELABORATED, “WE HAD ACTUALLY QUITE A FEW OF THESE BUT EDEN, OUR SUMMER STUDENT WHO DID THE PASSPORT, AND I PROUDLY WORE THESE AROUND CITY HALL DURING THE CANADA 150 PAVILION WEEK AND LEADING UP TO IT TO TRY TO GET SOME EXCITEMENT AROUND THE PAVILION. THEN WE WORE THEM, ALONG WITH ANY VOLUNTEERS OR STAFF WHO HELPED US, AT THE CANADA 150 PAVILION WHEN YOU FIRST WALKED IN, ‘CAUSE WE WERE A “GREETER DESK”. TO ME, IT KIND OF GAVE THAT CANADA 150 LOOK SO PEOPLE KNEW THEY WERE WALKING INTO THE RIGHT PLACE IF THEY WERE LOOKING FOR THE PAVILION.” “THESE WERE OWNED BY CHINOOK COUNTRY TOURIST ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS AND THEIR CANADA DAY COMMITTEE, WHICH WAS THE CANADA DAY COMMITTEE BEFORE IT CAME TO WHERE IT IS NOW. [THE VESTS] USED TO BE THEIR OFFICIAL CANADA DAY COMMITTEE CLOTHES AND THEY WOULD ALSO WEAR THEM TO A LOT OF TOURISM EVENTS THAT CHINOOK COUNTRY WOULD GO TO PROMOTE LETHBRIDGE AT. THEY HAD DONATED THEM TO THE CITY A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO WHEN THEY STOPPED USING THEM. WE HAD THEM AROUND FOR A WHILE. WE KEPT ONE FOR THE GALT MUSEUM COLLECTION, BUT THE REST OF THEM HAVE GONE TO IMMIGRANT SERVICES TO SEE IF ANY OF THE NEWCOMERS TO CANADA ARE REALLY PROUD AND REALLY WANT TO SHOW OFF THEIR RED AND WHITE. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY’RE [GOING TO] SHOW UP IN THE FUTURE, BUT THIS IS THE ONE THAT I WORE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN AUGUST.” HARASEM AND SUDO RECALLED THEIR TIME PLANNING AND ORGANIZING THE 2017 EVENTS, WITH SUDO NOTING ABOUT THE PLANNING COMMITTEE, “THE LETHBRIDGE CANADA-DAY COMMITTEE IS A COMMITTEE THAT’S MADE UP OF CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEES IN PART WITH COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS. MY POSITION AS THE COORDINATOR OF RECREATION AND CULTURE, I AM AUTOMATICALLY VOLUNTEERED FOR THIS COMMITTEE ALONG WITH OUR RECREATION AND CULTURE TEAM. THE CHAIRING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THAT COMMITTEE GET ROTATED BETWEEN OUR TEAM MEMBERS EVERY TWO YEARS AND MY YEAR JUST SO HAPPENED TO FALL ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT, NOSTALGIC YEAR FOR CANADA’S 150.” “[THE COMMITTEE IS] ALWAYS IN EXISTENCE. I THINK [THERE] WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE, BUT REALLY GREAT PRESSURE. I WAS VERY PROUD TO BE ABLE TO BE PART OF THE COMMITTEE. AND BEING ABLE TO LEAD THE TEAM FOR MY VERY FIRST TURN AT CHAIRING THE COMMITTEE. I FELT A LOT OF PRIDE TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THAT OUR COMMUNITY CAN COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150.” “[THE] COMMITTEE [WAS] COMPRISED OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE TEAM, WHICH WAS TWO MANAGERS, LORI HARASEM AND JASON FREUND, MYSELF AS THE CHAIR FOR [2017]. WE ALSO [HAD] MARLENE LAPOINTE, SARAH BURTON, SCOTT CARPENTER AND ONE OF OUR TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, ERIC SHARP, [AS] PART OF THE COMMITTEE AS FAR AS THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE SIDE GOES. WE ALSO HAD THREE PUBLIC VOLUNTEERS FROM THE COMMUNITY. WE HAD ADELLE HARRINGTON, BOBBY MCCALLUM AND DAVID FRITZ WHO ALSO PLAYED A HUGE ROLE IN HELPING COORDINATE SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES THERE.” “AS SOON AS CANADA DAY 2016 ENDED, WE WERE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE WERE GOING TO BRING BACK, WHAT KIND OF BUDGET WE WERE GOING TO NEED, WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES WE WERE GOING TO HAVE, HOW WE WERE GOING TO MAKE IT SPECIAL, AND MAKE IT STAND OUT THE NEXT YEAR…FOR THE REST OF THE CANADA DAY [EVENTS], THE ONES THAT AREN’T CANADA 150 OR STAND-OUT, WE WOULD PROBABLY ONLY START [PLANNING] ABOUT SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE. BUT, THE PLANNING PROCESS FOR CANADA DAY, PERIOD, IS QUITE LONG AND STRENUOUS. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT SOME PRETTY TIGHT TIMELINES WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PLANNING AN EVENT THAT BIG. WE DEFINITELY NEEDED THE FULL YEAR TO PLAN CANADA 150.” “CURRENTLY, THE ONLY SPECIAL EVENT THAT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE REALLY HOSTS, AS A CORPORATION, IS THE CANADA DAY EVENT. WE RELY ON OUR COMMUNITY GROUPS TO DO MOST OF OUR OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS. ON THE EVENTS PLANNED, HARASEM RECALLED, “IN ALL HONESTY, FOR THE CANADA DAY ACTIVITIES ITSELF, THOUGH I’M ON THE COMMITTEE, I’M NOT AS INVOLVED WITH THAT AS OTHER THINGS THAT I OVERSAW THAT LASTED FROM JANUARY 1ST TO DECEMBER 31ST. SEEING JENNIE AND THE TEAM AND HOW MUCH THEY WORKED…THEY EVEN CHANGED THE LAYOUT AT HENDERSON LAKE THAT HAD BEEN THE SAME WAY FOREVER AND WE HAD TO GO TO SENIOR LEADERS OF THE CITY AND ASK FOR EXTRA MONEY BECAUSE THE BUDGET FOR CANADA DAY HASN’T CHANGED FOR TWELVE OR FIFTEEN YEARS. TO PUT ON SOMETHING THAT WE KNEW THE PUBLIC EXPECTED A LOT [FROM]…[WAS] MY BIGGEST ROLE WITH THE CANADA DAY. IT WAS A HUGE AMOUNT OF WORK AND IT WAS SO SUCCESSFUL, ESPECIALLY ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA SIDE. AT THE CITY, WE’RE USED TO SEEING A LOT OF NEGATIVE COMMENTS. OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM HAS SAID THAT THE MOST POSITIVE COMMENTS THEY’VE EVER HAD ON ANYTHING THAT THEY’VE EVER POSTED ON THEIR FACEBOOK WAS AFTER THE CANADA DAY. I THINK THAT THEIR TEAM, JENNIE’S TEAM, DID AMAZING AT MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE PUBLIC WHICH WERE VERY HIGH.” “I CAME IN [WITH THE COMMUNITY GROUPS ORGANIZING]. WE HAD A GRANT, ‘CANADA 150’. WE HAD EXTRA FUNDING INJECTED INTO OUR BUDGET FOR 2017 [AT] OUR REQUEST, SO THAT WE COULD HELP LOCAL GROUPS THAT WERE ALREADY DOING EVENTS TO THEME IT AROUND CANADA 150. NORMALLY, THE CITY’S RULES IS YOU CAN ONLY GET ONE GRANT FOR ANY EVENT, EVEN THOUGH THERE’S MULTIPLE GRANTS AVAILABLE. BUT, FOR CANADA 150, WE ALLOWED GROUPS TO GET THEIR NORMAL GRANT, AND WE ALLOWED THEM TO ASK FOR UP TO $750 EXTRA, AND THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO THEN THEME THEIR EVENT. WE DIDN’T CARE HOW THEY DID THAT. IF THEY WANTED TO USE $750 TO BUY RED AND WHITE CUPCAKES AND BALLOONS [THEY COULD]. WE HAD [AT THE] JAPANESE GARDEN A HUNDRED AND FIFTY JAPANESE DANCERS PERFORMING AND THEY BOUGHT SPECIAL RED MATCHING JACKETS WITH THE MONEY THEY GOT. IT WAS OUR WAY OF ENCOURAGING THE COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE CANADA 150 ALL YEAR-ROUND. BECAUSE ALL WE DO IS CANADA DAY, WE HAD TO FIND A WAY TO HELP THE COMMUNITY CELEBRATE CANADA 150 AND TO PUT IT IN THE PUBLIC’S EYES ALL YEAR-ROUND IN ANY WAY WE COULD. WE HAD A LOT OF GROUPS AND A LOT OF EVENTS. THERE WAS THIRTY-EIGHT EVENTS THAT RECEIVED FUNDING OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR, SO THERE WAS SOMETHING EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR.” “DURING, “PRETTY, WITTY AND GAY”, WHICH IS AN EVENT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY PUTS ON IN FEBRUARY/MARCH, THEY USED THEIR FUNDING TO [HAVE] A BIG BULLETIN BOARD WHERE PEOPLE [COULD] WRITE DOWN THEIR THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE GAY IN CANADA. AND TO SHARE THEIR FEELINGS ON [BEING GAY IN CANADA] TO CONNECT BECAUSE, OBVIOUSLY, WE’RE A MORE OPEN-MINDED COUNTRY AROUND THAT THAN MOST OF THE WORLD. THAT, TO ME, WAS A REALLY UNIQUE WAY TO CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150TH.” “WE ALSO HAD A SMALL THEATRE GROUP COME TOGETHER, A COLLECTIVE THAT HAD NEVER EXISTED BEFORE. THEY PUT ON A VERY CONTROVERSIAL PLAY ABOUT FORMER PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER WHICH I WENT TO SEE AND IT WAS PRETTY SMALL. IT WASN’T THIS HUGE PLAY WHICH IS DONE IN CASA IN THE BLACK BOX [THE COMMUNITY ATB ROOM] BUT IT WAS FUNNY. IT WAS VERY CONTROVERSIAL AND WE DID PUT SOME MONEY BEHIND THAT.” “[THERE WAS] UPPER VICTORIA PARK NEIGHBOURS. I HAD SO MANY NEIGHBOUR DAYS. BUT WITH NEIGHBOUR DAY BEING A VERY POPULAR EVENT IN JUNE, AND WE’VE GOT MORE NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATIONS FORMING, WE REALLY ENCOURAGED THE NEIGHBOURHOODS TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT. MOST OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, AT THIS POINT, THEIR NEIGHBOUR DAY EVENTS ARE PRETTY SMALL, UNDER A HUNDRED PEOPLE. BUT IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE TO CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AND CELEBRATE YOUR NEIGHBOURS. OF COURSE, UPPER VICTORIA PARK IS THE ‘GO BIG OR GO HOME’ NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION FOR NEIGHBOUR DAY. IT’S EXCITING WHENEVER WE’RE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE THEME OF THE EVENT IN ANY WAY BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE FROM EVEN OUTSIDE LETHBRIDGE ATTEND THAT EVENT. WE’RE NOT JUST SUPPORTING THE MEMBERS OF UPPER VICTORIA PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION WHEN WE SUPPORT SOMETHING, SO IT WAS NEAT TO BE ABLE TO PUT SOME MONEY THERE.” “OF COURSE, WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL AT JAPANESE GARDEN IS A VERY NEW EVENT. THIS WAS ONLY ITS SECOND YEAR, EVER. THOUGH IT IS A TRADITIONAL, JAPANESE, CULTURAL WINTER EVENT, WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE THEM SOME FUNDING, TOO, BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY [HAD] THE FIRST EVENT IN 2017 BECAUSE THEY START IN EARLY DECEMBER AND GO TILL FEBRUARY. THEY WERE THE LAST EVENT, ‘CAUSE THEY WERE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE IN 2017. THAT FESTIVAL, THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF IT, KICKED OFF THE BEGINNING OF CANADA 150 AND ENDED CANADA 150 FOR US. IT WAS NEAT TO HAVE SUCH AN IMPORTANT CULTURAL GROUP AND ATTRACTION IN LETHBRIDGE…BE THE FOCUS OF THAT. THERE WERE EVENTS OF ALL SIZES. WE EVEN HAD THE DOGS THAT [ON] THE LAST DAY OF OPERATIONS [AT WESTMINSTER POOL] IS JUST FOR DOGS. EVEN THE HUMANE SOCIETY GOT MONEY TO [HAVE] DOG CANDIES THAT WERE RED AND WHITE…DOG TREATS DECORATED WITH RED AND WHITE BALLOONS AND RIBBONS. I WENT TO IT AND IT WAS HILARIOUS. THE DOGS [TOOK] OVER THE POOL AND THEY’RE SO HAPPY, IN CELEBRATION OF CANADA’S 150TH.” “WE ALSO HAD FREE SWIMMING AND SKATING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THAT THE CITY SPONSORED AS A CELEBRATION. THAT WAS BECAUSE WE OBVIOUSLY WANT PEOPLE TO BE ACTIVE AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO USE OUR FACILITIES, AND WE KNOW THAT COSTS CAN BE A BARRIER. EVERY MONTH WE HAD AT LEAST ONE FREE SWIMMING WHERE THE FIRST HUNDRED AND FIFTY PEOPLE WERE FREE. IN THE SUMMER THAT INCLUDED BOTH OF THE OUTDOOR POOLS, HENDERSON AND WESTMINSTER. HENDERSON WAS REALLY POPULAR ‘CAUSE IT’S ONLY SECOND YEAR OF OPERATIONS…IT’S STILL [A] VERY POPULAR PLACE TO GO. THEN, WE HAD FREE SKATING AT ALL OUR ARENAS, INCLUDING THE NEW ATB CENTRE AND WE HAD THOSE AT LEAST [ONCE] A WEEK THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE YEAR. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN LETHBRIDGE GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN SWIMMING OR SKATING FOR FREE AS [PART OF THE] CELEBRATION. AT SOME OF THOSE, WE HANDED OUT LITTLE CANADA FLAGS OR CANADA TATTOOS OR HAD BALLOONS.” ON THE DONATION OF CANADA 150 MATERIALS TO THE MUSEUM, HARASEM NOTED, “I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT TO GO TO THE GALT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WHEN WE FIRST REALIZED WE NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE THE 150TH, THE FIRST THING WE DID WAS LOOK BACK TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 100TH AND WHAT WE HAD IN THE MUSEUM AND ELSEWHERE IN LETHBRIDGE FOR CELEBRATIONS THAT OCCURRED AT THAT TIME. [WE WERE LOOKING TO] SEE IF THERE WERE THINGS THAT WE COULD MIMIC OR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. WE USED A LOT OF PHOTOS THROUGH OUR REC AND CULTURE GUIDE FOR THAT YEAR TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT, FIFTY YEARS AGO WAS THE BIG CENTENNIAL. WE THOUGHT THAT WHEN THE 200TH COMES, THAT PEOPLE WOULD PROBABLY BE WANTING TO LOOK BACK TO 2017 TO SEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED.” SUDO ADDED, “I THINK CANADA’S SESQUICENTENNIAL [150TH ANNIVERSARY] WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER BECAUSE FIFTY YEARS IS A LONG TIME AND A LOT HAPPENS IN FIFTY YEARS. IT’S GREAT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK AT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID FOR CANADA’S SESQUICENTENNIAL AND REMEMBER ALL OF THE HARD WORK, AND THE COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER AND SHOWING THEIR CANADIAN PRIDE.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180006007-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180006004
Acquisition Date
2018-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
COAT AND BOOTIES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20010070022
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAT AND BOOTIES
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
3
Length
22.7
Width
43.0
Description
1. CLOAK. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. CROCHETED BABY'S SWEATER. OFF WHITE WITH LIGHT BLUE TRIM. BOTTOM EDGE OF COAT HAS A JAGGED EDGE. SLEEVES ARE SORT OF PUFFY AT CUFFS. 2. BOOTIES. 8.5 X 5.3. CROCHETED BABY BOOTIES. OFF WHITE WITH LIGHT BLUE TRIM. TOP OF BOOTIES ARE FOLDED OVER. ONE BOOTEE HAS A BLUE PIECE OF YARN AROUND LEG WITH POM POMS ATTACHED TO THE ENDS. OTHER BOOTEE ALSO A PIECE OF YARN AROUND LEG, BUT POM POMS ARE MISSING. THIS BOOTEE HAS A SMALL ORANGEY STAIN ON ONE SIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
MADE BY DONOR'S MOTHER DAGMAR DOYLE SIMPSON. THE GARMENTS WERE NEVER USED. DONOR SUSPECTS HER MOTHER MADE THE ITEMS IN HOPES OF ONE DAY HAVING A BABY BOY, BUT WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. DAGMAR OLSEN WAS BORN DECEMBER 28, 1914, RAISED ON A FAMILY FARM, AND SCHOOLED IN STAVLEY, ALBERTA. HER PARENTS, HILDA AND JOHN OLSEN, WERE IMMIGRANT PIONEERS FROM NORWAY. HER MOTHER HILDA, GOT DAGMAR HER FIRST JOB AS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR WITH THE STAVELY AGENCY AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS. AFTER LIVING AT HOME WORKING SEVEN YEARS IN STAVELY, DAGMAR MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND WORKED FOR AGT UNTIL SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE DOYLE, ALSO FROM STAVELY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. DAGMAR AND LAWRENCE HAD ONE DAUGHTER, BARBARA. DAGMAR LATER RETURNED TO AGT AS AN OPERATOR UNTIL HER RETIREMENT AT AGE 60, WHEN SHE MARRIED CLARE SIMPSON. CLARE AND DAGMAR LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, SOCIALIZED, AND TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1985. DAGMAR OLSEN DOYLE SIMPSON DIED MARCH 14, 2001. SHE WAS RUMORED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR, BARBARA DOYLE, WAS BORN AND SCHOOLED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE TRAINED AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL AS A LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST; GRADUATED 1962. SHE WORKED IN THE LAB AT ST. MICHAEL'S FOR 5 YEARS; MARRIED AND HAD 2 SONS. GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY WITH A BACHELOR OF ARTS, THEN A MASTERS OF ARTS IN ENGLISH, IN 1987. SHE TAUGHT AT UNIVERSITYS OF CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE, THEN MOVED TO MONTREAL FROM 1990-1996. SHE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE TO RETIRE. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING CLOTHING ITEMS DONATED BY BARBARA DOYLE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DAGMAR CHRISTINA SIMPSON (NEE OLSEN) PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 2001 AT THE AGE OF 88. SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE PATRICK (LARRY) DOYLE ON DECEMBER 4, 1940. LAWRENCE WAS BORN IN PEI IN 1910. HE MOVED TO VULCAN IN 1920, STAVELY IN 1924, AND TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1937. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 58 ON MARCH 28, 1969. LAWRENCE WAS THE SON OF GEORGE FRANKLIN AND MINNIE MAGDALEN DOYLE. DAGMAR WAS REMARRIED ON MARCH 29, 1975 TO CLARE C. SIMPSON. CLARE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BELLEVILE, ON AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930 TO WORK FOR AGT. HE ENLISTED IN 1939 AND WAS A POW FOR 3.5 YEARS FOLLOWING DIEPPE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 75 ON FEBRUARY 18, 1983. THE DONOR, BARBARA DOYLE, IS THE DAUGHTER OF DAGMAR AND LAWRENCE. IN 1969, BARBARA WAS MARRIED TO PAUL TURNER AND IN 1983, SHE WAS THE WIFE OF MR. B.F. MCFADDEN. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE COLLECTION, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY BARBARA DOYLE. ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2018, PUNDYK SAT DOWN WITH DOYLE FOR AN INTERVIEW REGARDING THAT DONATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: DOYLE EXPLAINED THAT HER MOTHER DAGMAR OLSEN – THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE ARTIFACTS – WAS BORN IN STAVLEY AND WAS THE THIRD OF FOUR SISTERS. GROWING UP IN A HOUSE OF DAUGHTERS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN OLSEN’S LIFE. DOYLE DESCRIBED THE SISTERS BY SAYING, “BESSIE WAS THE OLDEST, AND NORAH WAS THE SECOND OLDEST, AND THEN MY MOTHER, AND THEN VICKI. AUNT VICKI WENT BIG [BY MOVING] TO TORONTO. SHE WANTED TO GET OUT OF TOWN. SHE WAS BORED. SHE WAS BORN IN STAVELY AND THERE WAS NO WAY SHE WAS GOING TO STAY THERE. SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST, SO SHE GOT THINGS THAT THE OTHERS DIDN’T GET IN THEIR LIFE. NORAH TOOK TO CALGARY. SHE WENT UP THERE AND SHE WORKED FOR A WHILE AT PACKING COOKIES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BESSIE WAS [WORKING] WITH MRS. JOURNEK AND THEN IN CALGARY THAT WAY TOO.” MOVING ON TO DESCRIBE HER MOTHER, DOYLE ILLUMINATED, “SHE WORKED [AS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR] FROM WHEN SHE WAS 15 IN STAVELY FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS. SHE WAS THERE FOR THE FIRST TELEPHONES COMING IN. THEN SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE KNEW MY DAD FROM STAVELY, AND THEN HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AS WELL AND THEY LIVED SEPARATELY IN A BOARDING HOUSE UNTIL THEY GOT MARRIED…SHE HAD BREAKS [IN BETWEEN WHEN SHE FIRST STARTED WORKING AND HER RETIREMENT] WHEN SHE COULDN’T WORK BECAUSE OF THE WAR. [ADDITIONALLY,] I WAS BORN IN ’42, AND ONCE YOU HAD A CHILD, YOU COULDN’T GO TO WORK. EVEN WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, THE WOMEN COULD NOT GO TO WORK BECAUSE THEY WERE MAKING WAY FOR THE PEOPLE COMING BACK FROM THE WAR FOR THE JOBS. THAT WAS REALLY HARD ON MY MOTHER. SHE WAS SO INDEPENDENT AND TO NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE HER OWN MONEY AND EVERYTHING [WAS DIFFICULT].” “[MY MOTHER] KNITTED [THIS BABY SWEATER] BEFORE [LEAVING WORK TO HAVE CHILDREN]. I DON’T KNOW AT THAT TIME IF IT WAS BLUE FOR BOYS STRICTLY, AND GIRLS FOR PINK. AND I DON’T KNOW WHETHER I EVER WORE IT. [THIS IS FROM] MY MOTHER’S HANDIWORK AND SHE WASN’T ONE THAT CROCHETED VERY MUCH. WHEN SHE WAS WORKING [SHE WOULDN’T HAD A LOT OF EXTRA TIME]. AND I GUESS AT THAT TIME AFTER SHE HAD ME, SHE WASN’T WORKING, BUT OUR OLD WASHERS THAT HAD THE RINGERS AND STUFF LIKE THAT [WERE TIME-CONSUMING]. SHE HAD TO WORK HARDER AROUND THE HOUSE AND EVERYTHING TOO,” DOYLE EXPLAINED. “I WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE,” DOYLE CONTINUED, “[I LEFT MY PARENTS’ HOUSE] WHEN I WAS 18 BECAUSE I WAS IN RESIDENCE WHEN I WAS DOING MY LABORATORY STUFF. I WAS A LAB TECHNICIAN FIRST. AFTER I GOT MARRIED IN ’64, WE LIVED FIVE YEARS HERE BEFORE WE STARTED MOVING AROUND. IT WAS ’71 [WHEN] WE LEFT AND WENT TO SASKATCHEWAN, REGINA.” “[I RECEIVED THESE ITEMS FROM MY MOTHER] AFTER SHE PASSED AWAY. [THEY WERE] IN THE HOUSE,” DOYLE STATED, "ALL OF THIS STUFF WAS IN THE HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE. I FEEL LIKE MY MOTHER IS STILL IN THE HOUSE. I HAD REALLY GOOD PARENTS. WE WEREN’T POOR, BUT WE WEREN’T RICH EITHER, YOU KNOW. WE WERE JUST COMFORTABLE, BUT THEY WORKED VERY HARD FOR IT. THEY BOTH WORKED VERY HARD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20010070001 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P20010070022
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WEDDING DRESS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHEESECLOTH, SILK
Catalogue Number
P20150016009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEDDING DRESS
Date
1922
Materials
CHEESECLOTH, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
113
Width
48
Description
WEDDING DRESS MADE FROM OFF-WHITE CHEESECLOTH BODY WITH A SILK BAND, TIES AND FLOWERS AT WAIST. EMBROIDERED STRIPS OF LACE FORM MEDIUM-SIZED TRIANGULAR EMBELLISHMENTS AT BASE OF SKIRT AND ON SHORT SLEEVES. ADHESIVE MASKING TAPE MARKED “GRANNY SUPINA’S WEDDING DRESS 1921, MADE BY GRANNY WOODS”. REPORT OF WEDDING IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FROM 1922 CALLS MATERIAL WHITE SILK VOILE. THE LENGTH IS 113 CM. THE WIDTH ACROSS THE SHOULDERS IS 48 CM AND THE SLEEVES ARE 35.5 CM LONG. FAIR CONDITION. THERE IS A SMALL BROWN STAIN ON THE LEFT SLEEVE. A HOLE ON THE CHEST NEAR THE COLLAR. THERE ARE 2 LARGE, WATERMARK-LIKE STAINS ON THE FRONT OF THE SKIRT. THERE ARE 2 HOLES NEAR THE LACE EMBELLISHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DRESS (FRONT SIDE). SOME OF THE LACE IS COMING LOOSE AT THE EMBELLISHMENT. ENDS OF THE TIES AT THE WAIST ARE FRAYING. SMALL HOLES AT THE BACK COLLAR. SMALL, DARK BROWN STAIN ON THE BACK OF THE SKIRT. SLIGHT FRAYING AT THE COLLAR AND AT THE HEM. SMALL IODINE STAIN ON THE RIGHT SLEEVE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR EVERAL HORHOZER (NÉE SUPINA) WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE YEAR OF 1927 TO HER PARENTS DONAH (NÉE HILL) AND NICHOLAS SUPINA. SUPINA WAS THE OWNER OF SUPINA’S MERCANTILE ON 13TH STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE. THIS WEDDING DRESS BELONGED TO HORHOZER'S MOTHER, DONAH SUPINA, WHO WORE IT ON HER JUNE 7, 1922 WEDDING DAY. COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS (ON APRIL 2, APRIL 16, AND MAY 7, 2015) WITH HORHOZER REGARDING A GROUP OF ARTIFACTS SHE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM. THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS COME FROM THESE INTERVIEWS AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH REGARDING THE HORHOZER FAMILY HISTORY. "FIRST OF ALL MY MOTHER HAD SAVED [THE WEDDING DRESS] FOR SO MANY YEARS," HORHOZER BEGAN, "SHE GAVE [IT] TO ME SO [IT WAS] VERY IMPORTANT TO HER, AND MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THEN, BECAUSE HER MOTHER MADE THEM BY HAND, [SO IT MEANT] EVEN THAT MUCH MORE TO HER, OF COURSE…” “SHE WAS VERY FRUGAL... HER MOTHER AND [DONAH, MY MOTHER,] WERE LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES BECAUSE HER FATHER PASSED AWAY. THEY WERE OUT ON THE LEASE; YOU KNOW HOW GOVERNMENT GAVE THEM LEASE LAND; WELL HER MOTHER AND HER LIVED THERE. SHE DID HAVE TWO BROTHERS, BUT THEY WERE MUCH OLDER AND THEY WERE ALREADY IN THE SERVICE, SO THERE WAS JUST HER AND HER MOTHER THAT LIVED OUT THERE. THEY HAD A COOK CAR AND THEY COOKED FOR ALL THE HELP ON THE FARM [IN DEL BONITA]. THEY AT LEAST MADE A LIVING DOING THAT. THAT’S HOW MY MOTHER LEARNED TO - SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT COOK CAUSE SHE WOULD COOK RIGHT ALONG WITH MY GRANDMA. SHE WAS ABOUT THIRTEEN YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS BAKING BREAD, DOING ALL THAT SORT OF THING…” THIS HANDMADE WEDDING DRESS WAS WORN BY DONAH ON THE DAY OF HER WEDDING. THE DRESS WAS LATER KEPT WITH GREAT CARE BY DONAH, AND THEN LATER EVERAL. “MY GRANDMA MADE THE [WEDDING] DRESS FOR MY MOTHER. [S]HE WAS SENTIMENTAL BECAUSE HER MOTHER HAD HAND-STITCHED EVERY ONE OF THOSE THINGS. BESIDES COOKING FOR PEOPLE, SHE SEWED FOR PEOPLE, MADE THEIR WEDDING DRESSES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.” HORHOZER TELLS THE STORY OF HER PARENT’S FIRST MEETING: “MY MOTHER, SHE WENT TO GARBUTT’S BUSINESS COLLEGE AND BECAME A SECRETARY AND SHE GOT A JOB AT - IT WAS CALLED SCOTTS - IT WAS A GROCERY WHOLESALE. IT WAS BY WHERE THE INTERNATIONAL WAS, PLUNKETT AND SAVAGE. [MY FATHER, NICHOLAS 'NICK' SUPINA,] WOULD GO THERE TO BUY HIS THINGS, OF COURSE, AND THAT’S WHERE HE MET HER. AND THEN HE ASKED HER TO GO TO THIS DANCE THAT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WERE HAVING, AND THAT’S HOW IT STARTED… [THE HILL’S] HAD THIS COOK CAR, AND FUNNY STORY, SHE ALWAYS TELLS ME THAT THEY HAD TO CLEAN OUT THE PIPES ON THE STOVE BECAUSE, THEY GOT FULL OF COAL DUST, SO SHE WAS JUST COVERED IN COAL DUST AND MY DAD DRIVES OUT THERE TO SEE HER, ‘COURSE PAST MAGRATH THERE, AND SHE WAS JUST COVERED AND HE’S ALL DRESSED UP, OF COURSE. BUT, OBVIOUSLY IT DIDN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. I CAN IMAGINE HOW SHE FELT. BUT, THOSE THINGS HAPPEN. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THEY COURTED. I DON’T THINK IT WAS A TERRIBLY LONG TIME. PROBABLY, JUST BY GUESSING, I’D SAY 6 MONTHS.” OF THE YOUNG COUPLE’S MARRIAGE, HORHOZER SAID, “WELL, THEY HAD A VERY SMALL WEDDING AND THEY GOT MARRIED IN ST. PAT’S, WHICH OF COURSE WAS JUST A BASEMENT AT THE TIME. THEN THEY HAD WHAT THEY CALL A WEDDING BREAKFAST I THINK, AT HIS MOTHER’S HOUSE. THEY DID NOT HAVE A BIG WEDDING OR ANYTHING, AND THEY JUST HAD ALL THE FAMILY AND A FEW OF THE CLOSE SALE MANAGERS. BUT THEN THEY HAD A BEAUTIFUL HONEYMOON. THEY WENT TO THE STATES AND - IT’S WAY DOWN SOUTH THERE - LOUISIANA AND ALL THROUGH THAT COUNTRY THERE. THEY HAD A BEAUTIFUL HONEYMOON AND THAT’S ABOUT ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT.” HORHOZER SPOKE OF HER GRANDMOTHER’S SKILL AS THE MAKER OF THE WEDDING DRESS: “WELL, SHE HAD SO MANY SKILLS. SHE’S A PAINTER, YOU KNOW, THESE BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS HERE, SHE PAINTED THOSE. THE MIDDLE ONE (SHE POINTS) IS THEIR HOUSE WITH THEIR GARDEN [IN MAGRATH] AND ALL THAT. SHE JUST WAS TALENTED IN EVERYTHING. SHE MADE LOTS OF MONEY. SHE MADE WEDDING DRESSES FOR PEOPLE THAT REALLY HAD MONEY. AND SO SHE DID WELL ON THAT AND THEY CANNED ALL KINDS OF FOOD. THERE WASN’T REALLY ANYTHING SHE COULDN’T DO; SHE WAS VERY TALENTED… [W]E ALL REALLY LOVED MY GRANDMA; SHE WAS A LOVELY LADY. AND I ALWAYS ENVIED THE FACT THAT I NEVER GOT ANY OF HER TALENT.” THE SUPINA’S REMAINED TOGETHER UNTIL NICHOLAS SUPINA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 27, 1975. DONAH PASSED AWAY 19 YEARS LATER ON MARCH 8, 1994 AT THE AGE OF 91. HORHOZER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE IN 2016 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS OLD. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SUPINA’S MERCANTILE AND THE LIFE OF EVERAL AND HER FAMILY, WHICH INCLUDES THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20150016009
Acquisition Date
2015-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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