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Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19740069000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE: MEDIUM. HANDMADE. UKRAINIAN FLORAL & GEOMETRIC PATTERNS DONE IN TRADITIONAL CROSS-STITCH ON WHITE. PINK CROCHET THREAD USED AT NECK TO MAKE LOOPED PATTERN TO THREAD A DRAWSTRING. DRAWSTRING MADE OF INTERTWINED PINK, RED & GREEN THREAD WITH 2 POMPONS AT ENDS OF PINK, GREEN, RED, WHITE, WINE & ORANGE. ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES, GATHERED WITH ELASTIC & TRIMMED WITH PINK CROCHET.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
SENT TO DONOR FROM HUSBAND'S NIECE, MRS. STEFFA HOROBEC, WHO LIVES IN WESTERN UKRAINE, VILLAGE OF ZELENA, COUNTY OF TERNOPOL.
Catalogue Number
P19740069000
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEAD, COTTON, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19780207000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Materials
BEAD, COTTON, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.3
Width
45.7
Description
THE FRONT OF THE VEST IS BEADED, BACK IS BLACK VELVET. INSIDE LINED WITH BLACK & BEIGE STRIPED COTTON (BROWN WITH AGE). FRONT BEADED IN WHITE FOR BACKGROUND & FLOWERS ARE BEADED (2 FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE) IN BLUE, RED, BROWN, GREEN, PIN (SMALL GREEN DESIGN AT TOP). BACK IS BLACK VELVET WITH A FEW GOLD-BEADED STARS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
ACQUIRED BY HERBERT HUSBAND ABOUT 1912 FROM JOE HEALY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, & FORMER SCOUT FOR THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE AFTER HUSBAND'S DEATH WIDOW PASSED ITEMS ON FOR MUSEUM COLLECTION. A.R. HUSBAND, ONLY SON TRAINED AT UNIV. OF ALBERTA AS A PHARMACIST & LATER BECAME A PHARMACIST IN LETHBRIDGE FAMILY GREW UP IN PINCHER CREEK. SEE MAGAZINE ARTICLE IN HARDCOPY FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, WHO WAS PURPORTEDLY THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS VEST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19780207000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738784000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, LEATHER
No. Pieces
14
Description
.1 SCOTTISH BONNET. WOOL, SATIN, RIBBON AND NICKEL PLATE. 2 PIECES. SCOTTISH BONNET OF KNITTED WOOL WITH SATIN RIBBON BINDING AND SATIN LINING. "WARRANTED INDIGO DYE (CREST) LOHME" INSIDE OF BONNET. BACK SEAM TORN. PIN: NICKEL PLATE AND BRASS, MAN HOLDING X "THE ROYAL SCOTS BELOW". .2 DRESS JACKET. 46(L) X 43(W) (DIMENSIONS DO NOT INCLUDE SLEEVE LENGTH). BRASS, NICKEL PLATE, WOOL, SATIN, LEATHER. SIZE: S. RED DRESS JACKET WITH NAVY BLUE CUFFS AND STAND UP COLLAR WITH WHITE TRIM. NICKEL PLATE AND BRASS BUTTONS. "WM SCULLY LTD. MONTREAL" ON BACK OF BUTTONS. THREE BUTTONS ON EACH CUFF. "REX TAILORING CO. LTD. TORONTO" LABEL ON INSIDE OF JACKET. .3 SCOTTISH CAPE. WOOL, LEATHER, CHROME. RECTANGULAR CAPE WITH PLEATED PIECE WHICH ATTACHED TO BELT IN BACK AND PLEATED PIECE WHICH COMES OVER SHOULDERS. ROYAL STEWART PLAID. ATTACHED TOP LEATHER BELT WHICH HOLDS CAPE AROUND WAIST. HANDWRITTEN TAG: "G. TIFFIN" .4 CAPE PIN. SILVER. ROUND PIN WITH THISTLES ENGRAVED ON FRONT. CENTER HAS FOUR MARKS WHICH APPEAR TO HAVE HAD SOMETHING ATTACHED TO THEM AT ONE TIME. "EPINS" STAMP MARK ON BACK. .5 SCOTTISH KILT. WOOL. SIZE: S. ROYAL STEWART PLAID KILT AND KILT PIN. THREE BUTTONS ON RIGHT SIDE. FEW SMALL HOLES. .6 SCOTTISH SPORRAN. SILVER, LEATHER, HORSE HAIR, CHAIN. 2 PIECES. SILVER TOP WITH THISTLES ENGRAVED ON FRONT. BLACK LACQUERED LEATHER BENEATH. WHITE HORSEHAIR BACKGROUND AND TWO BLACK HORSEHAIR TASSELS. BROWN LEATHER BUCKING. "MADE IN SCOTLAND" ON BACK. BLACK LEATHER BELT WHICH MAY BE A REPLACEMENT. .7 SOCKS AND GARTERS (SET). WOOL, ELASTIC, COTTON. 4 PIECES. ROYAL STEWART PLAID KNITTED WOOL SOCKS. GARTER WITH RED COTTON TABS AND ELASTIC. .8 SCOTTISH SHOE BUCKLES. 3.8 CM WTH., 6.4 CM LTH. NICKEL PLATE BUCKLES WITH PATENT LEATHER AND LEATHER INSERTS. THISTLE DESIGN. "MADE IN SCOTLAND" ON BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
"THE ROYAL TARTAN" THE PERSONAL TARTAN OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SCOTLAND, NOW CONSIDERED TO BE THE ROYAL TARTAN OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN ETHNIC UNIFORM/HIGHLAND COSTUME SET DONATED BY R. PATTERSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN INTERVIEW WITH GREGORY TIFFIN, FORMER OWNER OF THE DONATED KILT. RODERICK MCKENZIE PATERSON WAS BORN AND RAISED IN DUMFERLINE, FIFESHIRE, SCOTLAND. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1922 AND REMAINED HERE UNTIL HIS DEATH. HE WAS MARRIED ON OCTOBER 2, 1939 TO CHRISTINA ARMITT. DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, RODERICK SERVED OVERSEAS WITH THE CALGARY HIGHLANDERS AND HE WAS LATER EMPLOYED BY THE BANK OF MONTREAL FOR 23 YEARS. HE STARTED AND DIRECTED THE BOONIE DOON PIPE BAND, WHICH IS WHERE THIS ETHNIC UNIFORM COMES FROM. RODERICK PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 15, 1976. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1954 DISCUSSES THE RECENT FORMATION OF THE BONNIE DOON ASSOCIATION: “A REVIVAL OF SCOTTISH GAMES, PIPING AND DANCING IS THE AIM OF THE BONNIE DOON ASSOCIATION, RECENTLY ESTABLISHED IN THE CITY … PRESIDENT OF THE GROUP IS ROBERT POTTER … COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE MRS. RODERICK PATERSON…” THE ARTICLE CONTINUES SAYING THAT THE “FIRST ACTIVITY PLANNED BY THE GROUP IS A CORN ROAST AND DANCE ON SEPT. 24 FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BONNIE DOON PIPE BAND.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JUNE 20, 1960 “GOGGLE-EYED YOUNGSTERS” RELAYS DETAILS ABOUT THE BONNIE DOON PIPE BAND’S TRIP TO SCOTLAND: “BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, THE BONNIE DOON PIPE BAND, COMPOSED OF 16 GOGGLE-EYED YOUNGSTERS AND FOUR SLIGHTLY WEARY ADULTS WILL BE IN INVERNESS, SCOTLAND, PREPARING FOR THE COMPETITION IN THE JUNIOR SECTION OF THE WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN THE CAPITAL OF THE HIGHLANDS ON SATURDAY JUNE 25, AFTER A TRIP OF MORE THAN 6,000 MILES BY TRAIN, JET PLANE AND BUS … THE TRIP ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN A SPECIAL CPR COACH WAS AN ADVENTURE THAT WILL LIVE WITH THE PARTY FOR MONTHS TO COME. MOST OF THE YOUNGSTERS, FOUR GIRLS AND 12 BOYS, WERE RIDING ON A TRAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EVERYONE TRAVELLED LIKE LITTLE CHAMPIONS.” “KILTED BONNIE DOONS” PUBLISHED ON JUNE 24, 1960 ELABORATES FURTHER AND LISTS THE BAND MEMBERS: “THE ‘BONNIE DOONS’ SCATTERED THROUGOUT THE PLANE, LISTENED INTENTLY. ROBIN MALLALIEU, STEWART MCMILLAN, GORDIE EARL, HEATHER RENNIE, ROXY RHODES, MAUREEN MCLAUGHLIN, HARRY LOWE, AND HIS CURLY HEADED DRUMMER BROTHER, MYRIN, AGED 10, AND THE YOUNGEST IN THE BAND, ALL WATCHED WITH EYES ABUG AS TORONTO, SPRAWLED OUT BELOW, FADED INTO THE DISTANCE. ELSEWHERE IN THE PLANE THE REST OF THE BAND WAS THRILLED TO A NEW ADVENTURE AS THE PLANED ROARED ALONG TO 19,000 FEET … GEORGE SHANKS, JOHN PATERSON, LAYNE BACEDA, BOBBY SEAMAN, TOMMY PONECH, BRENDA JEACOCK, DWAYNE MATHESON AND GREG TIFFIN WERE BUSY ASKING QUESTIONS AND CHATTERING LIKE MAGPIES AS THE PLANE ROARED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO OVERTAKE THE DAWN.” A PHOTO AND CAPTION PUBLISHED ON JULY 2, 1960 INDICATE HOW WELL THE BAND PERFORMED: “YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE ‘BONNIE DOON’ PIPE BAND FROM LETHBRIDGE, MERYIN LOWE, 10, IS SEEN BEFORE THE COMPETITIONS AT INVERNESS, SCOTLAND. HE WAS BILLED AS ‘THE DRUMMER BOY FROM ALBERTA’ IN THE SCOTTISH PRESS. THE GOODWILL AMBASSADORS FROM LETHBRIDGE CAME FOURTH IN THE JUNIOR PIPE BAND COMPETITIONS AND CREATED A PLEASING IMPRESSION WHEREVER THEY WENT.” THE FOLLOWING DETAILS COME FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH GREGORY TIFFIN: “I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT 12 TO 13 … [WHEN WE WENT] TO SCOTLAND FOR TWO WEEKS. THAT WAS A LOVELY TRIP, I STILL REMEMBER IT … IT WAS CALLED THE TEN THOUSAND PIPER AND AWE AND THERE WERE THAT MANY AND IT WAS A COMPETITION THAT WE HAD ENTERED AND WE WERE THE ONLY FOREIGN GROUP YOU KNOW. CONSEQUENTLY WE WERE UP AGAINST SOME PRETTY GOOD TALENT, BECAUSE WE WERE JUST KIDS AND LOTS OF THEM WERE ADULT BANDS, SO WE COMPETED JUST LIKE THE REST OF THEM. AND IT WAS QUITE AN EXPERIENCE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE DRUM MAJOR, THE FELLOW THAT WALKS OUT FRONT AND HAS THE BIG MACE, ANYWAYS THEY HAVE A COMPETITION FOR THEM AND THEN THE BANDS HAVE TO PERFORM AND THEY ACTUALLY HAD A LITTLE BOOTH SET UP WHERE JUDGES SAT INSIDE AND THEY DIDN’T SEE THE BAND, BUT THEY LISTENED TO THE BAND.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT RODERICK PATERSON, GREG HAD THE FOLLOWING TO SAY: “HE WAS A STAUNCH LITTLE SCOTSMAN … HE USED TO LOSE HIS TEMPER ONCE IN A WHILE WHEN WE DIDN’T BEHAVE, BUT WE WERE 12, 13, 14 YEARS OLD, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM US?” HE CONTINUED: “ROADIE WAS A GREAT OLD CONDUCTOR, WE USED TO PRACTICE IN ROADIE’S BASEMENT, I THINK IT WAS ON 12B STREET NORTH, AND ABOUT BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH AVE. HE HAD THIS LITTLE WARTIME HOUSE AND WE USED TO CONGREGATE DOWN THERE AND HE HAD A BIG TABLE, MUCH LIKE THIS ONE, EXCEPT A BIT SMALLER, AND THE PIPERS USED TO SIT AROUND WITH JUST THEIR CHANTERS, WHAT THEY CALL THE CHANTER, MAKES ALL THE RACKET AND THEY’D PLAY THEIR TUNE. AND THEN THE DRUMMERS, WE HAD A GLASS TOP TABLE IN THE BACK AND WE PRACTICED OUR RUDIMENTS BACK THERE. THAT WAS EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT GOING BACK AND FORTH AND WE MARCHED. EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, WE WOULD MARCH UP AND DOWN 12B STREET NORTH.” GREG GAVE DETAILS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DRUMMERS IN THE BAND: “THERE WERE THE BASS DRUMMER, TWO TENOR DRUMMERS WHICH IS A SMALL VERSION OF A POM-POM TYPE OF DRUM PLAYED WITH ROUNDED MALLETS, TWIN STICKS. AND THERE WERE FOUR SNARE DRUMMERS. SO THAT WOULD MAKE SEVEN AND SO THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT NINE PIPERS I GUESS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, AS WELL AS A TRANSCRIPT FROM THE INTERVIEW WITH GREGORY TIFFIN.
Catalogue Number
P19738784000
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19950034002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
108
Width
48
Description
LIGHT BEIGE MAN'S LINEN PANTS. WAIST HAS BELT LOOPS ON OUTSIDE. OPEN DOWN MIDDLE IN FRONT. FASTENED WITH TWO WHITE BUTTONS AT BOTTOM RIGHT, A BEIGE ABOVE, AND A STEEL HOOK ON THE LEFT SIDE. HAVE SEAM POCKETS ON EACH SIDE. LEGS FALL FAIRLY STRAIGHT. BACK HAS A DART FROM WAIST ON EITHER SIDE. EXTRA SEAM ON THE INSIDE OF LEGS THAT BEGINS IN BACK. INSIDE WAIST HAS EXTRA MATERIAL SUPPORT WITH THREE BLUE LINES. NUMEROUS RUST STAINS, TEARS SNAGS AND FLAWS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
SEE FILE P19950034001-GA. DOUKHOBOR ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19950034002
Acquisition Date
1995-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COAT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19950034001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
87
Width
54
Description
BLACK WOOL JACKET HAS NOTCHED LAPEL AND CLOSES UP FRONT WITH THREE BLACK BUTTONS AND BUTTON HOLES. BOTTOM TWO BUTTONS ARE DIFFERENT WITH A RIDGED SURFACE. HAS A BREAST POCKET ON LEFT, AND A FLAP POCKET ON LOWER FRONT OF EACH SIDE. BACK HAS CENTRE BACK VENT. SLEEVE APPEARS TO HAVE SLIT AT CUFFS, BUT IS SEWN CLOSED AND HAS TWO BLACK BUTTONS FOR DECORATION ON THIS FLAP. IS LINED WITH NAVY BLUE MATERIAL. HAS WELT POCKET ON INNER RIGHT BREAST. HAS A BLACK MATERIAL HOOK INSIDE BACK OF NECK. HOLE ON INNER RIGHT LINING. OUTSIDE OF JACKET IS FADED IN COLOUR, HAS SOME MINOR SNAGS IN MATERIAL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DOUKHOBOR ARTIFACTS. BELONGED TO DONOR'S GRANDFATHER MR. WILLIAM SHKURATOFF. FOR MORE DOUKHABOR INFORMATION SEE BOOK "TOIL AND PEACEFUL LIFE".
Catalogue Number
P19950034001
Acquisition Date
1995-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19705629000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
No. Pieces
14
Description
.1 SCOTTISH CAPE OR PLAID. 10 CM. WTH., 26.6 CM LTH. GREEN, RED PLAID. FRINGED. .2 SCOTTISH KILT (SET). WOOL, COTTON. SIZE: 35 WAIST, 24 3/8 LENGTH. "J. STEWART" IN INDELIBLE INK IN WAISTBAND. SIX BUTTONS AT WAIST. LEATHER STRAP, FRONT CLOSING. GREEN AND RED PLAID. PARTIALLY LINED IN BACK WITH COTTON. .3 SCOTTISH MILITARY JACKET. WOOL, STEEL, COTTON. 3 PIECES. SIZE: 42 EIGHT STEEL BUTTON FRONT, THISTLE EMBOSSED ON FRONT. FOUR SETS OF DOUBLE FLAPS AT WAISTLINE WITH THREE BUTTONS ON EACH. GREEN EPAULETS (DETACHABLE) ATTACHED TO JACKET THROUGH SHOULDER TABS. BEIGE, GREEN AND BLUE PLAID WOOL LINING. SLEEVES LINED IN COTTON. .4 SCOTTISH SPORRAN (SET).15.2 CM WTH., 45.7 CM LTH. HORSE HAIR, LEATHER, STEEL. 2 PIECES. WHITE HORSE HAIR. BACKGROUND TWELVE BLACK HORSE HAIR TASSELS. BROWN LEATHER BACKING HAS POCKET. C/W BROWN LEATHER BELT. STEEL TOP EMBOSSED WITH THISTLE .5 "CAIRNGORM" OR CAPE PIN. 9.5 CM DIA. STEEL, AMBER STONE. AMBER COLOURED STONE, SET IN STEEL BACKGROUND WITH TASSELS EMBOSSED ON IT. PLEASE REFERENCE HISTORY FIELD FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAIRNGORM'S CONDITION . .6 SCOTTISH LEGGINGS. 17 CM WTH., 34 CM LTH. HAND KNIT. TWEED AND ARGYLE PATTERN IN RED, GREEN AND NAVY. .7 IDENTICAL TO .6 .8 SCOTTISH OVERGAITERS. 27.6 CM HT. LEATHER, CANVAS, COTTON, PLASTIC. WHITE CANVAS GAITERS WITH WHITE COTTON LINING, LEATHER FOOT STRAPS. EIGHT BUTTON SIDE OPENINGS. FOUR ORIGINAL BUTTONS, TWO REPLACEMENTS. "JS" IN PURPLE FELT PEN INSIDE EACH. "7" "6 DUNN (?)" ON PT. 9. .9 IDENTICAL TO .8. HAS THREE ORIGINAL BUTTONS, ONE REPLACEMENT. .10 SCOTTISH GARTERS (SET). 15.8 CM WTH., 15.2 CM LTH. HANDMADE. DECORATION OF RED WOOL RIBBON GARTER OF INNER TUBE. .11 IDENTICAL TO .10
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
LEISURE
History
WORN BY JAMES STEWART, MEMBER OF THE CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW RESEARCH INTO THE EXISTENCE AND ACTIVITIES OF THE CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND. THIS UNIFORM WAS WORN BY CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND MEMBER JAMES STEWART WHO LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME TO CANADA WITH HIS WIFE GEORGINA AND FAMILY IN 1914. THE FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN APRIL 1914, WHERE THEY WOULD REMAIN FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. STEWART WAS BORN IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ON 23 JANUARY 1887. HE JOINED LETHBRIDGE'S 61ST OVERSEAS ARTILLERY BATTERY IN 1916 AND WAS PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED IN LETHBRIDGE AS A MINER. FORMED IN APPROXIMATELY 1909, THE BAND WAS CLOSELY LINKED WITH LETHBRIDGE’S CALEDONIAN SOCIAL CLUB. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT IN LOCAL HALLS OR AT SOMBER FUNERARY EVENTS, THE BAND TRAVELED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER COMMUNITIES’ COMPETITIONS AND ROBBIE BURNS’ EVENTS. THE BAND WAS EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THE 20S, HOWEVER, INTEREST WANED BY THE DECADE’S END AND THE BAND IS SUSPECTED TO HAVE DISBANDED BY 1933. BASED ON THE UNIFORM’S SHOULDER DETAILS AND AVAILABLE PHOTOGRAPHS IN ARCHIVES, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS UNIFORM DATES TO THE 1920S. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON JAMES STEWART, PLEASE REFER TO THE DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. CAIRNGORM DISCOVERED TO BE IN MULTIPLE PIECES, DAMAGED CONDITION BY COLLECTIONS STAFF IN THE MID 1990'S. UNKNOWN WHEN THE DAMAGE OCCURRED. ONE SECTION OF SETTING WAS MISSING AND ONE SECTION OF SETTING AND JEWEL WERE ACCOUNTED FOR BUT DETACHED (SEE PHOTOS IN PERMANENT FILE ). IN DECEMBER/JANUARY, 2010 THE GALT CONTACTED DAVE MERESKI OF THE LOCAL BUSINESS 'THE GOLDWORKS' TO REPAIR THE SETTING ON ACCOUNT OF A REQUEST BY ROY STEWART - A DESCENDANT OF JAMES STEWART. ADDITIONALLY, THE UNIFORM SET WAS ON REGULAR DISPLAY THROUGHOUT IN 2009 AND WAS SCHEDULED FOR EXHIBIT IN 2010. DAVE MERESKI RE-BUILT THE MISSING SECTION WITH SPECIALTY LASER EQUIPMENT, RETURNING THE JEWEL TO ITS ORIGINAL MOUNT.
Catalogue Number
P19705629000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BEADED MAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641155000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED MAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE 38 BEAD, BUCKSKIN, CLOTH LINED WITH COTTON, TRIMMED WITH BLACK VELVET AROUND EDGES, BACK FACED WITH BLACK VELVET COVERED WITH AN OPEN MESH DESIGN IN WHITE BEADS. GEOMETRIC PANELS IN BLUE, RED, GREEN, YELLOW BEADS ON BACK. FRONT PANELS COMPLETELY COVERED IN BEADWORK WITH GEOMETRIC & CURVO-LINEAR DESIGNS, FEATHERED HEAD-DRESS MALE PROFILE FIGURE ON EACH FRONT PANEL. FIGURE IS DONE IN RED, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW, GREEN, PINK AND GILDED BEADS. BACKGROUND OF SOLID WHITE BEADS TRIMMED WITH GEOMETRIC DESIGN IN RED, GREEN AND GILDED BEADS. FLORAL DESIGN IN RED, BLUE AND GREEN ON EACH PANEL. SMALL PORTION OF BEADS MISSING AT BOTTOM FRONT ON LEFT SIDE AND UPPER LEFT BACK (SHOULDER AREA). CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE - BLACKFOOT. HANDMADE BY MRS. E. BOYCHIEF. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641155000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MILITARY 16 CANADIAN HIGHLANDERS
Date Range From
1917
Date Range To
1919
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, BRASS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19860153000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY 16 CANADIAN HIGHLANDERS
Date Range From
1917
Date Range To
1919
Materials
WOOL, BRASS, COTTON
No. Pieces
6
Description
.1 JACKET. 70 CM (LTH) X 42 CM (ACROSS SHOULDERS) WOOL, BRASS, COTTON. OLIVE DRAB OR KHAKI LABEL/INSIDE LINING "S.D. JACK...SIZE NO...HEIGHT... 5 BREAST 36 WAIST..." IN INK "125 WAB?" 10 BRASS BUTTON TOTAL WITH "16 CANADIAN SCOTTISH" AND COAT OF ARMS "DEAS GU CATH". COLLAR TABS BRASS ("C BAR 16") EPAULETS BRASS "CANADIAN SCOTTISH" 4 COLLAR HOOKS. BRAIDED COTTON LEFT SHOULDER. 2 CHEVRONS UPPER LEFT & RIGHT SLEEVE. THREE REVERSED CHEVRONS LOWER RIGHT SLEEVE. 4 POCKETS C/W BUTTON FLAPS. TWO BRASS BELT LOOPS AT WAIST. .2 KILT 60 CM (LTH) X 140 CM (UNFOLDED AT WAIST) WOOL, LEATHER, COTTON. BLUE, GREEN, RED, WHITE TARTAN. INKED INSIDE WAISTBAND "1278" OR "12Y8" "736662" "16TH CAN. SCOTTISH 1917" MACKENZIE TARTAN KILT. 2 LEATHER BELTS AND BUCKLES NICKEL PLATED CLASP PIN PITTED AND RUSTED. .3 BELT 119 CM LTH X 4.3 CM WTH LEATHER, BRASS BROWN STAMPED "SERVICE FULL GRAIN BRIDLE LEATHER". DOUBLE HOOK BRASS BUCKLE AND LEATHER RING SEVEN HOLES. .4 CAP 57.2 CM (INCLUDES FLASHES) X 11.7 (WTH) WOOL COTTON ALUMINUM. NAVY BLUE, RED, BLACK CAP OR GLENCARY HAS COAT OF ARMS BADGE ON LEFT SIDE, FASTENED TO CAP WITH BRASS COTTER PIN "DEAS GU CATH" RED WOOL BUTTON ON TOP OF CAP. TWO BLACK TABS OR FLASHES FROM BACK OF CAP, HANG OVER NECK. .5 GARTERS 15.8 CM LTH X 4.5 CM WTH WOOL, COTTON 2 PCES RED WITH WHITE ELASTICISED STRAP GARTERS OR FLASHES ARE STITCHED TO FORM TWO LOOPS AND TWO TAB ENDS WITH FRINGE. ELASTICISED STRAPS SEWN ON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
MILITARY
History
THIS MILITARY MEMORABILIA IS ASSOCIATED WITH FIRST WORLD WAR, SCOTTISH-BORN VETERAN GLEN R. GALL. IN 1916, GALL, A CALGARY RESIDENT, WANTED TO SERVE WITH ONE OF THE CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE’S (CEF) SCOTTISH INFANTRY BATTALIONS AND, CONSEQUENTLY, JOINED THE 113TH LETHBRIDGE HIGHLANDERS. UPON DISEMBARKING IN ENGLAND IN 1916, THE 113TH WAS DISBANDED AND GALL WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE CEF’S 16TH SCOTTISH REGIMENT. GALL SURVIVED THE WAR, RETURNING TO CALGARY IN 1919. PLEASE SEE OTHER DONATIONS BY DR. PETER ALLEN AND ROBINA GUINN TO REFERENCE OTHER ARTIFACTS RELATED TO GLEN GALL’S FIRST WORLD WAR SERVICE. . SEE ALSO HARCOPY FILE. THE MCKENZIE TARTAN IS HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH SCOTLAND. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVERY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE FOUND AN ENTRY IN THE GELNBOW ARCHIVES FOR FONDS DONATED BY GLEN R. GALL, WITH A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY THAT CONTAINS INFORMATION NOT PREVIOUSLY REFERENCE IN GALT PERMANENT FILES: GLEN RAMSAY GALL WAS BORN IN 1898 IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO CALGARY AROUND 1912. HE SERVED IN THE 50TH BATTALION CEF DURING WWI. GALL LATER SETTELD IN SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA, AND PASSED AWAY IN 1996. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE HIGHLANDERS IS EXCERPTED FROM CHRISTOPHER R. KILFORD'S BOOK 'LETHBRIDGE AT WAR: THE MILITARY HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE FROM 1990 TO 1996' (BATTERY BOOKS & PUBLISHING, 1996). "THE 113TH CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, THE LETHBRIDGE HIGHLANDERS, WERE ORGANIZED DECEMBER 22, 1915 [AS] PART OF A CANADIAN RECRUITING DRIVE WHERE MEN FROM THE SAME REGION COULD ENLIST AND SERVE TOGETHER. THIS TYPE OF COMMUNITY SPIRIT RECRUITING WAS VERY POPULAR AS IT DREW IN FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS, CO-WORKERS, ETC. WITH THE PROMIS OF SERVING TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THE WAR. THE 113TH CONSISTED OF 883 MEN AND OFFICERS AND HAD ITS BARRACKS AT THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS IN LETHBRIDGE... BASIC TRAINING IN THE CEF INVOLVED RIFLE TRAINING, BOMBING OR HAND GRENADE PRACTICE, ROUTE MARCHES, RIFLE DRILL AND MANY INSPECTIONS... IN LATE MAY 1916 THE BATTALION MOVED TO SARCEE CAMP OUTSIDE CALGARY FOR FURTHER TRAINING THAT LASTED UNTIL SPETEMBER... ON SEPTEMBER 26TH 1916 THE 113TH EMBARKED ALONG WITH THE 111TH AND 145TH BATTALIONS ON THE SS TUSCANIA... UPON ARRIVING IN ENGLAND THE BATTALION WAS TAKEN TO A HOLDING CAMP AT SANDLING NEAR SHORNCLIFFE... THE COMMANDING OFFICER LEARNED THAT THE 113TH WOULD BE BROKEN UP FOR REPLACEMENTS AND WOULD NOT SEE ACTION AS A UNIT AFTER ALL... THE 113TH WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE 17TH RESERVE BATTALION CEF, THE NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS, AFFILIATED WITH THE SCOTTISH SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS... ON OCTOBER 12, 1916 MOST OF THE OLD 113TH PROCEEDED TO FRANCE... ALMOST IMMEDIATELY 300 MEN OF THE OLD 113TH WERE ASSIGNED AS REPLACEMENTS TO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BATTALIONS IN THE CEF, THE 16TH BATTALION CANADIAN SCOTTISH." SEE GALT ARCHIVES 19861100001-12 FOR PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY GALL DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE LETHBRIDGE HIGHLANDERS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P199700810001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF GLENBOW ARCHIVES FONDS DESCRIPTION AND LETHBRIDGE HIGHLANDERS HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19860153000
Acquisition Date
1986-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S (UKRAINIAN)
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738273000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S (UKRAINIAN)
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
54.5
Description
SIZE 8. TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN GEOMETRIC CROSS-STITCH PATTERN IN GREEN, YELLOW, PINK, BLACK, BLUE, RED. TEAR IN BACK, ALONG COLLAR SEAM, AND FRONT HEM. LOOSE BUTTON ON RIGHT CUFF. HANDMADE. SQUARE COLLAR WITH EMBROIDERY ON IT, FORMS INTO A SMALL CAPE ON BACK OF SHOULDERS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738273000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S ETHNIC COSTUME
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738285000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S ETHNIC COSTUME
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
109.0
Description
SIZE 44 TALL. YELLOW EMBROIDERED HEM. CROSS-STITCHED HIGH COLLAR, FRONT PIECE. CUFFS. COLOURS: RED, YELLOW, BLUE, BLACK, BROWN, WHITE BACKGROUND. CUFFS AND NECK FASTEN WITH SNAPS. HAND SEWN. 2 SMALL HOLES IN FRONT, 1 IN BACK NEAR HEM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738285000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19738272000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
61.0
Description
SIZE M. TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN PATTERN, SILK EMBROIDERED. COLORS BROWN, ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE, ON A PLAIN LINEN BACKGROUND. UNHEMMED BOTTOM, NO COLLAR, NO CUFFS (GATHERED WRIST). FLORAL PATTERN IS EMBROIDERED ON ARMS. BROWN FLORAL PATTERN SEWN VERTICALLY FROM SHOULDER OVER TO FRONT AROUND WAIST. EMBROIDERY AROUND NECK PIECE IS WORN & MOSTLY MISSING. THERE ARE TWO YELLOW YARN TIES AT NECK TO HOLD FLAPS CLOSED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738272000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S TRADITIONAL DRESS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, LINEN, SATIN, WOOL, VELVETEEN, LAMB SKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738206000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S TRADITIONAL DRESS
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
RAYON, LINEN, SATIN, WOOL, VELVETEEN, LAMB SKIN
No. Pieces
5
Description
.1 ASTRAKHAN CAP. 17.0 CM HT X 20 CM (W). PERSIAN LAMB, GOAT SKIN. BLACK PERSIAN LAMB COVER, BLACK, BROWN, AND WHITE GOAT SKIN LINING. .2 MAN'S COAT. RAYON, LINEN, SATIN. SIZE: M. BEIGE COAT WITH BLUE CROSS STITCH ON BORDER AND CUFFS. PINK SATIN LINING. STAND-UP COLLAR. HOOK AND EYE AT NECK. .3 MAN'S TUNIC. LINEN. SIZE: M. BREAST PIECE, COLLAR AND CUFFS OF EMBROIDERED LINEN SEWN TO TUNIC IN TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN COLORS. STAND-UP COLLAR, SHORT CUFFS ON SLEEVES GATHERED AT WRISTS, RED TASSELS AT NECK AND WRISTS. .4 MAN'S SASH. 12.7 CM WTH., 22.3 CM LTH. WOOL. TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN GEOMETRIC PATTERN. COLOURS: GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, BLACK, WHITE AND RED. .5 MEN'S TROUSERS. BLUE VELVETEEN. SIZE: 29 LEG, 34 WAIST. GATHERED AT ANKLE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINE . *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738206000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BEAD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19780209000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Materials
LEATHER, BEAD, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
76.2
Width
50.8
Description
PONCHO OR CAPE. THE TOP COMPLETED BEADED IN AN INTRICATE GEOMETRIC PATTERN USING MANY DIFFERENT COLOURED BEADS. LEATHER THONG FRINGES ALONG EDGES. BOTTOM HAS BEIGE COTTON LINING (BROWN WITH AGE). HOLE IN THE CENTRE WITH BLACK CLOTH LINING. FRINGE SEPARATING FROM LEATHER BODY; DRYING. SMALL HOLE IN BEADING.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
ACQUIRED FROM JOE HEALY A BLOOD TRIBE MEMBER BY DONOR'S HUSBAND HERBERT HUSBAND ABOUT 1912. SEE P197800207000-GA FOR HISTORY. ON 26 JANUARY 2011, GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS PROFILED THIS CAPE (P19780209000) AS PART OF HER CURATOR PRESENTS’ FAKES AND FORGERIES PROGRAM. AITKENS WAS INFORMED BY COLLECTIONS STAFF THAT THE CAPE WAS FEATURED IN A GALT-SUBMITTED, LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE ARTICLE (ON FILE), AUTHORED BY FORMER GALT STAFF MEMBER DR. JANAY NUGENT IN 1999. MRS. PAULINE DEMPSEY, GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOE HEALY, RECALLED IN FEBRUARY 2011 THAT SHE CONTACTED DR. NUGENT AFTER THE ARTICLE’S PUBLICATION TO INFORM HER HAT SHE QUESTIONED THE ARTICLE-CLAIMED MAKER(S) OF THE CAPE, FEELING IT WAS NOT OF BLACKFOOT DESIGN. JOE HEALY, ACCORDING TO DEMPSEY, TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AND SHE THOUGHT IT WAS MORE LIKELY THAT THE CAPE WAS GIVEN TO HIM WHEN HE VISITED OTHER TRIBES. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON DONORS META AND HERBERT HUSBAND, AS PROVIDED BY KOOTENAI BROWN PIONEER VILLAGE CURATOR FARLEY WUTH ON 17 FEBRUARY 2011, CAN BE FOUND IN THE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 LOUISE-MARIE CROP EARED WOLF, A MEMBER OF THE KAINAI (BLOOD TRIBE), AND A FOURTH YEAR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE COMPLETED AN APPLIED STUDIES PROJECT WITH THE COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT AT THE GALT MUSEUM. SHE PHOTOGRAPHED ETHNOGRAPHIC ARTIFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH FIRST NATIONS CULTURES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND WROTE THE FOLLOWING TEXT TO PRESENT HER FOCUSED RESEARCH ON FOUR SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS (P19641186000, P19780209000, P19780208000, AND P19790235000): “I WANT TO DISPLAY THE KAINAI WOMEN BEADED ITEMS FROM THE GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS FOR THEIR ARTISTIC MERIT AND NOT JUST FOR THEIR ETHNOLOGICAL VALUE. THE FOUR ARTIFACTS SELECTED ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF FOUR GENERATIONS OF BEADERS: GRANDMOTHERS, MOTHERS, SISTER, AND DAUGHTERS. THE COLOURS ARE MEANINGFUL AND THE TRADITIONAL SYMBOLS ARE USED THROUGHOUT. THE ADHERENCE TO THE TRADITION, HOWEVER, DOES NOT SUPPRESS ARTISTIC EXPRESSION; THE BEADERS USE A FAIR DEGREE OF CREATIVITY IN THEIR CHOICE OF MATERIALS, SYMBOLS AND COLORS. THE ART OF BEADING IS NOT A “DYING ART” – IT IS THE ARTISTS, ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND IT IS A “LIVING ART”. FOR GENERATIONS, KAINAI WOMEN BEADERS AND CLOTHING DESIGNERS HAVE BEEN MAKING CLOTHING FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. THE BEADED CLOTHING HONOURS THE FAMILY FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT IN A CONTINUOUS CIRCLE OF HONOURING. THE BEADED CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES SUCH AS MOCCASINS, LEGGINGS, AND BELTS, COMMUNICATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY AND ILLUSTRATE HOW TRADITIONS ARE PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS. THE BEADED WORK CONNECTS A BEADING ARTIST TO HER ANCESTORS. EVERY MOTIF, DESIGN, COLOUR OF SEED BEADS, STANDS FOR SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO THE ARTIST’S FAMILY, REFLECTING THE ARTIST’S SURROUNDINGS AND REINFORCING HER CULTURAL VALUES. LEARNING BY OBSERVATION, AN ARTIST PAYS RESPECT TO THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE KAINAI WOMEN BEADERS. THIS CAPE IS FULLY BEADED AND IS WORN OVER ELKS HIDE; DEER HIDE DRESS, OR CLOTH DRESS. TRADITIONAL GEOMETRIC AND NATURALISTIC MOTIFS ARE COMBINED INTO A DISTINCTIVE AND PERSONAL CREATIVE EXPRESSION. THIS TYPE OF CAPE IS WORN BY YOUNG GIRLS; THE PATTERNS AND SYMBOLS TELL STORIES THAT HONOUR HER COMMUNITY, HER FAMILY, AND HER ANCESTORS. THE END RESULT IS BOTH A CREATION OF UTILITARIAN AND AESTHETIC VALUE. THE BREAK IN PATTERN ON THE NAPE AREA IS DELIBERATE – THE UNIQUE SIGNATURE OF THE ARTIST WHO CREATED THE PIECE. THIS METHOD OF ‘AUTHENTICATING’ IS COMMONLY USED BY KAINAI BEADERS." *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, WHO WAS PURPORTEDLY THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CAPE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19780209000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
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