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Other Name
MAN'S SWIMMING TRUNKS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19930063000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S SWIMMING TRUNKS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
35.3
Width
44
Description
BLUE SWIM TRUNKS, WITH WHITE SEAM BINDING AND WAISTBAND. BOTH SIDES HAVE WHITE LACES DOWN LENGTH OF SEAMS FOR TIGHTENING, AND TWO SNAP CLOSURES AT BOTH ENDS OF WAISTBAND FOR ADJUSTING FIT. INSIDE FRONT OF TRUNKS ARE LINED WITH WHITE FLANNEL MATERIAL, WITH SMALL WHITE LINEN POCKET SEWN INTO TOP OF RIGHT PANEL PIECE OF BLUE FABRIC, SEWN ALONG BOTTOM AND INSIDE SEAMS, FITS BEHIND EACH LACE-UP SIDE. AT TOP LEFT HAND SIDE OF BACK WAISTBAND, IS REMNANT OF TAG, WORN AND FRAYED AT EDGES. FOUR SPOTS OF DISCOLORATION (BY BLEACH?) BELOW. WHITE DIAMOND-SHAPED MANUFACTURER'S LABEL ON FRONT OF TRUNKS, WITH PICTURE OF GREEN MOUNTAINS BEHIND BLUE AND RED TOTEM POLE. READS "OUT OF THE WEST SKINTITZ". SOME DISCOLORATION OF FABRIC VISIBLE ON INSIDE, AND ENDS OF WAISTBAND ARE SLIGHTLY FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR'S FATHER HERBERT DOUGLAS GIBSON WORE THESE SWIMMING TRUNKS IN THE1940'S BEFORE HE WENT TO WAR. HE WAS A SIGNAL CORMAN OVERSEAS AND EARNED AN OUTSTANDING SERVICE MEDAL. HE WAS FROM VANCOUVER AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A CUSTOM'S OFFICER IN THE 1950'S TO 1961.
Catalogue Number
P19930063000
Acquisition Date
1993-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHILDRENS LONG-JOHNS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007026
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILDRENS LONG-JOHNS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
52.02
Width
6.9
Description
PAIR OF CHILDRENS CREAM COLOURED WOOL TIGHTS WITH DRAWSTRING WAIST, AND ATTACHED BOOTIES AND RIBBING AROUND THE ANKLES. ONE END OF DRAWSTRING IS BROKEN, BUT STILL WOVEN INTO FRONT OF WAISTBAND, OTHERWISE LIKE NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR AND HER SISTER DURING THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, AND WERE USED AS DOLL CLOTHING, BUT MAY BE CHILDRENS CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR, HER MOTHER MADE SOME OF THE CLOTHES, BUT OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. FOR MORE HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19970007001-GA
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007026
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FAKE FUR BABY COAT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC
Catalogue Number
P19970007014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FAKE FUR BABY COAT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SYNTHETIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
44
Width
23.5
Description
OFF-WHITE FAKE FUR SYNTHETIC COAT WITH THREE BUTTONS UP THE FRONT. TWO LOOP THROUGH AN ORNATE BUTTON DECORATION, AND THE OTHER LOOPS THROUGH A SMALL ELASTIC LOOP AT FRONT OF COLLAR. HAS PINK STAIN ON BACK NEAR BOTTOM OF COAT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007014
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007013
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
22.8
Width
51
Description
WHITE FLANNEL BABY JACKET WITH LIGHT BLUE STITCHED TRIM. COLLAR, CUFFS, FRONT AND BACK EDGES HAVE VINE-LIKE STITCHING WITH A SMALL BLUE FLOWER WITH PINK LEAVES ON FRONT ON EITHER SIDE OF OPENING NEAR THE BOTTOM. TOP OF COLLAR FASTENS WITH TWO LIGHT BLUE SATIN RIBBONS. RIBBONS ARE FRAYED, BUT REST OF JACKET IS CLEAN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM WAS USED AS DOLL CLOTHES BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING AS WELL. ACCORDING TO DONOR HER MOTHER MADE SOME OF THE CLOTHES, SO THIS MAY BE ONE. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007013
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PLEATED DOLL'S SKIRT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007021
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLEATED DOLL'S SKIRT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.7
Width
29
Description
BROWN WOOL PLEATED SKIRT WITH 7 BROWN PLASTIC BUTTONS ON WAIST BAND. EACH SUSPENDER STRAP ATTACHES TO FRONT WITH 2 BUTTONS, WHILE STRAPS BUTTON TO BACK OF WAIST BAND WITH 1 BUTTON EACH. 1 BUTTON IS ALSO USED TO FASTEN SIDE SEAM OF SKIRT CLOSED. MOST OF FABRIC IS IN GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT ONE REPAIRED PIECE ON FRONT, AND PLEATS HAVE BEEN FLATTENED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM WAS DOLL CLOTHING USED BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. SOME PIECES WERE HANDMADE BY THEIR MOTHER, HOWEVER OTHER PIECES, LIKE THIS ONE, WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007021
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007017
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
41
Width
13.5
Description
LIGHT PINK SLEEVELESS COTTON DRESS WITH DECORATIVE WHITE STITCHING AROUND NECK, ACROSS CHEST, EDGES OF SLEEVES, ALONG BOTTOM OF FRONT, AND SCALLOPED HEM WITH FINISHED TRIM. HAS OPENING AT BACK OF NECK WHICH FASTENS CLOSED WITH 2 PEARLY BUTTONS. HAS WHITE LABEL INSIDE NECK MARKED IN BLACK "1". BACK OF SHOULDERS ARE GATHERED WITH PLEATS ON EITHER SIDE. DRESS IS FAIRLY WRINKLED AND HAS A FEW HOLES ON FRONT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007017
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
KNIT BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007019
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNIT BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
49.5
Width
26.3
Description
BLUE HANDKNITTED WOOL DRESS WITH WHITE TRIM AROUND THE COLLAR AND THE CAP SLEEVES. COLLAR BUTTONS UP THE FRONT WITH THREE WHITE PLASTIC DECORATIVE BUTTONS. STRIP OF WHITE RIBBON IS WOVEN IN AND OUT OF THREAD ACROSS THE CHEST JUST BELOW THE BUTTONS IN THE FRONT. SKIRT OF DRESS IS PLEATED AND THREAD IS SLIGHTLY WORN, WITH FUZZY PIECES THROUGHOUT SURFACE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, OTHERS WERE PURCHASED, AND MAY HAVE EVEN BEEN INFANT OR CHILDREN CLOTHING. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007019
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
56
Width
24.3
Description
WHITE FLANNEL JACKET WITH LIGHT GREEN TRIM, WITH 2 CAT IMAGES STITCHED ON FRONT. HAS KNITTED CREAM COLORED STRING PULLED THROUGH 2 BUTTON HOLES NEAR NECK TO TIE IT CLOSED. FRONT AND BACK OF JACKET ARE SEWN TOGETHER AT SHOULDERS AND TIED CLOSED UNDER ARMS. SIDES ARE LEFT OPEN. FABRIC HAS YELLOW STAINS ON BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM WAS USED AS DOLL CLOTHES BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING AS WELL. ACCORDING TO DONOR HER MOTHER MADE SOME OF THE CLOTHES, SO THIS MAY BE ONE. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007010
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILDS SUN DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007020
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILDS SUN DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
34.7
Width
17.5
Description
WHITE COTTON CHILDS SLEEVELESS DRESS. HAS DECORATIVE PINK AND WHITE CROCHETED EDGES ON SLEEVES, HEM, AND AROUND NECK. NECK ALSO HAS A PINK SATIN RIBBON WOVEN IN AND OUT OF LACY EDGE, AND IS USED TO FASTEN NECK OPENING CLOSED AT THE BACK. REST OF DRESS IS PLAIN. HEM HAS A WAVY/ SCALLOPED EDGE. HAS EXTRA PANEL SEWN ON EACH SIDE SEAM OF DRESS NEAR THE BOTTOM TO MAKE THE DRESS HAVE A MORE A-LINE SHAPE. HAS NOT VISIBLE DAMAGE, STILL IN GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY HAVE BEEN CHILDRENS CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. FOR MORE HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19970007001-GA.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007020
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
KNITTED DOLL DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007018
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNITTED DOLL DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
40.1
Width
44.2
Description
KNITTED WOOL DRESS WITH MINT GREEN UPPER BODY AND SHOULDERS WITH CREAM AND LIGHT YELLOW TRIM AND WAVY STRIPS HORIZONTALLY ACROSS BODY OF DRESS. NECK HAS A ROW OF BUTTONS AT THE BOTTOM CORNERS MADE UP OF THREE PEARLY PLASTIC BUTTONS. NECK IS SQUARE WITH A ROW OF 3 PEARLY BUTTONS AT EACH BOTTOM CORNER. HAS SCALLOPED EDGE AROUND BOTTOM OF DRESS. DARK STAIN ON FRONT MID SECTION, AND A PINK SPOT ON THE BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. ACCORDING TO DONOR THE HANDMADE ITEMS, SUCH AS THIS, WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007018
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007016
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
39.5
Width
21
Description
LIGHT PINK COTTON DRESS WITH SHORT CAP SLEEVES, DECORATIVE STITCHING AROUND COLLAR, EDGE OF SLEEVES, DOWN THE FRONT, AND HAS STITCHED SCALLOPED HEM. ON EACH SHOULDER IS A LIGHT PINK SATIN BOW, TIED AND ENDS HANG DOWN HALF THE LENGTH OF THE DRESS. EACH RIBBON IS ATTACHED TO SHOULDER OF DRESS WITH SMALL METAL SAFETY PINS. HAS CREAM LABEL ON INSIDE OF NECK LABELED IN RED LETTERS "HANDMADE BABY". RIBBONS ARE FRAYING, AND DRESS HAS A FEW STAINS ON IT. HAS BEEN STARCHED. HAS OPENING IN BACK WHICH FASTENS WITH 2 CREAM PLASTIC BUTTONS
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007016
Acquisition Date
1997-02
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
ALBERTA RANCH BOYS UNIFORM SHIRT
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1962
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC
Catalogue Number
P20150016006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA RANCH BOYS UNIFORM SHIRT
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1962
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
78
Width
38
Description
COLLARED MEN’S SHIRT. TAILOR-MADE WITH LONG-SLEEVED, OFF-WHITE SYNTHETIC SILK BODY AND NAVY BLUE FABRIC ACCENTS EDGING FRONT CLOSURE, ON SHOULDERS, AND BORDERING CUFFS. OPEN CRESCENT POCKETS AT BREASTS. BLUE IRIDESCENT SNAP CLOSURES. 5 SNAPS ON THE CUFFS AND 7 SNAPS DOWN THE FRONT OF THE SHIRT. THE LENGTH IS 78 CM, THE WIDTH ACROSS THE BACK IS 38 CM, AND THE SLEEVES ARE 60 CM LONG. FAIR CONDITION. AT LEAST 11 STAINS ON THE FRONT. DARK BROWN STAIN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LEFT SLEEVE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
PROFESSIONS
History
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 DRESS SHIRT WAS PART OF THE STAGE OUTFIT WORN BY JOE HORHOZER WHEN HE WAS THE ACCORDION PLAYER AND MUSIC ARRANGER FOR A WELL-KNOWN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL GROUP CALLED THE ALBERTA RANCH BOYS. THE GROUP FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 1937 WITH MEMBERS LOUIS (LOU) GONZY, MATT (BUCK) WASOWICH, PETER (CURLY) GURLOCK, REMO BACEDA, AND ‘LITTLE JOE’ HORHOZER. 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. IN THE INTERVIEW, HORHOZER DESCRIBED HOW SHE MET HER HUSBAND, JOE HORHOZER, WHEN HE CAME TO WORK FOR SUPINA’S MERCANTILE. FOR THE STORY OF HOW THEY MET, PLEASE SEE RECORDS P20150016003 AND P20150016004. JOE HORHOZER WAS THE ACCORDION PLAYER AND MUSIC ARRANGER FOR A WELL-KNOWN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL GROUP CALLED THE ALBERTA RANCH BOYS. THE GROUP FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 1937 WITH MEMBERS LOUIS (LOU) GONZY, MATT (BUCK) WASOWICH, PETER (CURLY) GURLOCK, REMO BACEDA, AND ‘LITTLE JOE’ HORHOZER. HORHOZER SAYS OF HER HUSBAND: “I WOULD CALL HIM THE LEAD INSTRUMENT BECAUSE AN ACCORDION IS, EH? AND HE WAS EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED WITH THE ACCORDION; THAT’S WHAT EVERYBODY SAID, THAT THERE ISN’T ANYONE, AT LEAST AROUND THIS COUNTRY, THAT COULD COMPARE WITH HIM.” DESCRIBED IN THEIR SOUVENIR BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1941 AS “PROFESSIONAL RADIO ENTERTAINERS”, THE ‘ALBERTA RANCH BOYS’ WERE FORMED WHEN THE LOCAL EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE PARADE WAS FOUND WANTING FOR A “COWBOY BAND” AS PART OF ITS LINEUP. ACCOLADES FOR THE PARADE ACT FOLLOWED, INSPIRING THE GROUP “TO EMBARK ON THE LONG ROAD TO FAME AND FORTUNE”. IN A YEAR’S TIME – AND AFTER TOURING THROUGH ALBERTA AND BC – THE BAND ENDED UP IN VANCOUVER. THERE, IT ESTABLISHED ITSELF, ACCORDING TO THE BOOKLET, AS “WESTERN CANADA’S MOST VERSATILE STAGE AND DANCE FAVOURITE,” BROADCASTING ITS COWBOY MELODIES FOR OVER TWO CONTINUOUS YEARS VIA CKWX (VANCOUVER’S LARGEST RADIO STUDIO AT THE TIME). DURING THE WAR, IT DONATED ITS TALENTS TO THE PROMOTION OF WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES. ONE VICTORY RALLY SONG FOR STAMPS WAS “WE’VE BOUGHT THEM BEFORE AND WE’LL BUY THEM AGAIN.” BY EARLY JAN-FEB 1943, THE BAND HAD PEAKED. ONE MEMBER IS REPORTED TO HAVE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY WHILE OTHERS, ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, “GOT SICK”. “THEY DID A LOT IN TORONTO.” RECALLED EVERAL IN AN INTERVIEW. “[IT WAS FROM] TORONTO THEN THEY COULD HAVE GONE [TO NEW YORK] - THAT’S WHERE THEY WERE OFFERED THE BIG JOB OF RECORDING AND BEING ON TV…BUT THEN [JOE] SAYS THAT HE DOESN’T CARE, BECAUSE HE SAYS IF HE WOULD HAVE WENT, HE WOULDN’T HAVE MET ME, SO, I MEAN, THAT WAS A NICE THING TO SAY. HE SAYS LIFE TURNED OUT GOOD FOR HIM.” EVERAL WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS AT THE TIME OF THEIR MEETING. AFTER FINDING OUT, SHE SAID, “WELL, I THOUGHT, GEE WHIZ, HE JUST ISN’T AN EVERYDAY JOE AND EVERYBODY IN TOWN KNEW HIM AND ADMIRED HIM. YEAH, IT MADE ME A LITTLE MORE HAPPY.” OF THE PERFORMANCE COSTUME EVERAL HORHOZER SAID: “THEY WORE [THE SAME UNIFORM] WHEN THEY PLAYED AT THE TRIANON FOR A WHILE AND THEY JUST STARTED TO USE SUITS … WELL HE DIDN’T WANT - SEE, WHEN THEY STARTED PLAYING AT THE TRIANON. THEN I TELL YOU, THEY START WEARING MORE BAND [CLOTHING] - LIKE, THEY HAD DIFFERENT BLAZERS, COLOURED BLAZERS – BLUE ONES AND RED ONES AND ALL WORE BLAZERS THEN. ‘CAUSE THEY WANTED TO BECOME LIKE A DANCE BAND, I GUESS YOU’D SAY.” “HE WOULD NEVER FORGET THAT TIME [WITH THE RANCH BOYS],” HORHOZER SAID OF HER HUSBAND, “HE TALKED ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME. HOW THEY MET SO MANY [PEOPLE], LIKE THEY’D PLAY AT PRIVATE PARTIES FOR WEALTHY PEOPLE. HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED HIS MUSIC. HE LIVED FOR HIS MUSIC.” BACK HERE IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1958, EVERAL’S HUSBAND JOE WENT ON TO PERFORM WITH THE COUNTRY CAPERS, PLAYING ACCORDION FOR A WEEKLY BROADCAST VIA THE LOCAL TV STATION CJLH. IN 1961, THE STATION AND THE BROADCAST WERE PRESENTED WITH A NATIONAL LIBERTY AWARD FOR “TV STATION SHOWMANSHIP” AND “BEST LOCAL PROGRAMMING.” IN HIS TIME, ‘LITTLE JOE’ PLAYED WITH ROY ROGERS, GENE AUTRY, AND TOMMY HUNTER. HE DIED IN 2010 AT AGE 89. EVERAL HORHOZER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE 6 YEARS LATER ON JUNE 6, 2016 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, AND FURTHER PUBLICATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P20150016006
Acquisition Date
2015-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ALBERTA RANCH BOYS UNIFORM PANTS
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1962
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC
Catalogue Number
P20150016007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA RANCH BOYS UNIFORM PANTS
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1962
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
104.5
Width
35.5
Description
MEN’S PANTS, COMMERCIALLY MADE. KHAKI-COLOURED, SYNTHETIC FABRIC BODY WITH BLUE FABRIC ACCENTS AT SEAT, THE BELT LOOPS, SCALLOPED POCKET FLAPS AND CENTER LEG STRIPE. INSIDE WAISTBAND AND POCKET LINING DISPLAY MULTIPLE HAND INK MARKINGS, INCLUDING NUMBERS AND “HORHOZER”. ATTACHED TO THE HEM OF THE PANTS ARE ELASTIC STIRRUPS (ONE BLACK AND ONE KHAKI-COLOURED). THERE IS A STRONG CREASE DOWN THE CENTER OF THE PANTS. FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION. ON THE RIGHT SIDE THERE IS A STAIN AND SLIGHT TEARING AT THE BOTTOM HEM. THERE IS A STAIN AT THE KNEE, AND TEARING AT THE POCKET. THE BOTTOM BUTTON OF THE FLY HAS BEEN LOST. THERE IS TEARING AT THE CROTCH SEAM. ON THE LEFT SIDE, THERE IS TEARING NEAR THE POCKET. THERE IS SLIGHT STAINING ON THE OVERALL SURFACE OF THE PANTS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
PROFESSIONS
History
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. THESE PANTS WERE PART OF THE STAGE OUTFIT WORN BY JOE HORHOZER WHEN HE WAS THE ACCORDION PLAYER AND MUSIC ARRANGER FOR A WELL-KNOWN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL GROUP CALLED THE ALBERTA RANCH BOYS. THE GROUP FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 1937 WITH MEMBERS LOUIS (LOU) GONZY, MATT (BUCK) WASOWICH, PETER (CURLY) GURLOCK, REMO BACEDA, AND ‘LITTLE JOE’ HORHOZER. 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. IN THE INTERVIEW, HORHOZER DESCRIBED HOW SHE MET HER HUSBAND, JOE HORHOZER, WHEN HE CAME TO WORK FOR SUPINA’S MERCANTILE. FOR THE STORY OF HOW THEY MET, PLEASE SEE RECORDS P20150016003 AND P20150016004. JOE HORHOZER WAS THE ACCORDION PLAYER AND MUSIC ARRANGER FOR A WELL-KNOWN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL GROUP CALLED THE ALBERTA RANCH BOYS. THE GROUP FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 1937 WITH MEMBERS LOUIS (LOU) GONZY, MATT (BUCK) WASOWICH, PETER (CURLY) GURLOCK, REMO BACEDA, AND ‘LITTLE JOE’ HORHOZER. HORHOZER SAYS OF HER HUSBAND: “I WOULD CALL HIM THE LEAD INSTRUMENT BECAUSE AN ACCORDION IS, EH? AND HE WAS EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED WITH THE ACCORDION; THAT’S WHAT EVERYBODY SAID, THAT THERE ISN’T ANYONE, AT LEAST AROUND THIS COUNTRY, THAT COULD COMPARE WITH HIM.” DESCRIBED IN THEIR SOUVENIR BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1941 AS “PROFESSIONAL RADIO ENTERTAINERS”, THE ‘ALBERTA RANCH BOYS’ WERE FORMED WHEN THE LOCAL EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE PARADE WAS FOUND WANTING FOR A “COWBOY BAND” AS PART OF ITS LINEUP. ACCOLADES FOR THE PARADE ACT FOLLOWED, INSPIRING THE GROUP “TO EMBARK ON THE LONG ROAD TO FAME AND FORTUNE”. IN A YEAR’S TIME – AND AFTER TOURING THROUGH ALBERTA AND BC – THE BAND ENDED UP IN VANCOUVER. THERE, IT ESTABLISHED ITSELF, ACCORDING TO THE BOOKLET, AS “WESTERN CANADA’S MOST VERSATILE STAGE AND DANCE FAVOURITE,” BROADCASTING ITS COWBOY MELODIES FOR OVER TWO CONTINUOUS YEARS VIA CKWX (VANCOUVER’S LARGEST RADIO STUDIO AT THE TIME). DURING THE WAR, IT DONATED ITS TALENTS TO THE PROMOTION OF WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES. ONE VICTORY RALLY SONG FOR STAMPS WAS “WE’VE BOUGHT THEM BEFORE AND WE’LL BUY THEM AGAIN.” BY EARLY JAN-FEB 1943, THE BAND HAD PEAKED. ONE MEMBER IS REPORTED TO HAVE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY WHILE OTHERS, ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, “GOT SICK”. “THEY DID A LOT IN TORONTO.” RECALLED EVERAL IN AN INTERVIEW. “[IT WAS FROM] TORONTO THEN THEY COULD HAVE GONE [TO NEW YORK] - THAT’S WHERE THEY WERE OFFERED THE BIG JOB OF RECORDING AND BEING ON TV…BUT THEN [JOE] SAYS THAT HE DOESN’T CARE, BECAUSE HE SAYS IF HE WOULD HAVE WENT, HE WOULDN’T HAVE MET ME, SO, I MEAN, THAT WAS A NICE THING TO SAY. HE SAYS LIFE TURNED OUT GOOD FOR HIM.” EVERAL WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS AT THE TIME OF THEIR MEETING. AFTER FINDING OUT, SHE SAID, “WELL, I THOUGHT, GEE WHIZ, HE JUST ISN’T AN EVERYDAY JOE AND EVERYBODY IN TOWN KNEW HIM AND ADMIRED HIM. YEAH, IT MADE ME A LITTLE MORE HAPPY.” OF THE PERFORMANCE COSTUME EVERAL HORHOZER SAID: “THEY WORE [THE SAME UNIFORM] WHEN THEY PLAYED AT THE TRIANON FOR A WHILE AND THEY JUST STARTED TO USE SUITS … WELL HE DIDN’T WANT - SEE, WHEN THEY STARTED PLAYING AT THE TRIANON. THEN I TELL YOU, THEY START WEARING MORE BAND [CLOTHING] - LIKE, THEY HAD DIFFERENT BLAZERS, COLOURED BLAZERS – BLUE ONES AND RED ONES AND ALL WORE BLAZERS THEN. ‘CAUSE THEY WANTED TO BECOME LIKE A DANCE BAND, I GUESS YOU’D SAY.” “HE WOULD NEVER FORGET THAT TIME [WITH THE RANCH BOYS],” HORHOZER SAID OF HER HUSBAND, “HE TALKED ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME. HOW THEY MET SO MANY [PEOPLE], LIKE THEY’D PLAY AT PRIVATE PARTIES FOR WEALTHY PEOPLE. HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED HIS MUSIC. HE LIVED FOR HIS MUSIC.” BACK HERE IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1958, EVERAL’S HUSBAND JOE WENT ON TO PERFORM WITH THE COUNTRY CAPERS, PLAYING ACCORDION FOR A WEEKLY BROADCAST VIA THE LOCAL TV STATION CJLH. IN 1961, THE STATION AND THE BROADCAST WERE PRESENTED WITH A NATIONAL LIBERTY AWARD FOR “TV STATION SHOWMANSHIP” AND “BEST LOCAL PROGRAMMING.” IN HIS TIME, ‘LITTLE JOE’ PLAYED WITH ROY ROGERS, GENE AUTRY, AND TOMMY HUNTER. HE DIED IN 2010 AT AGE 89. EVERAL HORHOZER PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE 6 YEARS LATER ON JUNE 6, 2016 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, AND FURTHER PUBLICATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P20150016007
Acquisition Date
2015-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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