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Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, DENIM, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990055003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL, DENIM, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
110.0
Width
56.0
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL TROUSERS. THERE IS AN ANGLED WELT POCKET ON EACH SIDE. JUST BELOW EACH OF THESE POCKETS IS A VERTICAL LINE OF RED PIPING. THERE ARE ALSO TWO WELT POCKETS ON BACK OF PANTS. FRONT OPENING CLOSES WITH FOUR NAVY BLUE BUTTONS. THERE IS A SMALL FOB OR WATCH POCKET ON FRONT RIGHT SIDE OF PANTS. A WHITE TAG IS STAPLED TO LEFT FRONT; TAG READS "NEEDLECRAFT MILLS LTD. NAME G. MASSON NO. 5 ADDRESS LETHBRIDGE ALTA. BREAST 39 WAIST SLEEVE 19 LENGTH 29 WAIST 36 SEAT INS. LEG 30". WAISTBAND AND POCKETS ARE LINED WITH AN OFF-WHITE COTTON AND DENIM. THERE ARE 6 OFF-WHITE BUTTONS AROUND INSIDE OF WAISTBAND.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
SEE P19990055001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990055003
Acquisition Date
2000-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1944
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P20010014003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1944
Materials
CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
74.0
Width
38.0
Description
FULL APRON. DIRTY WHITE CANVAS. BOTTOM OF APRON IS FOLDED UP AND SEWN TO FORM A POUCH, DIVIDED INTO 3 SECTIONS. HAS A TIE ATTACHED TO TOP, TO GO AROUND NECK. HAS TWO TIES AT THE SIDES. ON FRONT READS "YATES LUMBER YARDS LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA" IN RED WITH BLACK OUTLINING, AND "PHONE 3516" IN BLACK. APRON HAS VARIOUS STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
YATES LUMBER YARDS OPERATED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1925 TO 1944. APRON WAS USED IN THE RIVERVIEW GARAGE. RIVERVIEW GARAGE WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, JACK CARPENTER, FROM 1947/48 TO 1965. IT WAS LOCATED AT 616 4TH STREET, SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE. JOCK CARPENTER IS A LETHBRIDGE AUTHOR, WHO WROTE "$50 BRIDE" AND "BOOTLEGGER'S BRIDE", WHICH CONCENTRATE ON THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE AND THE PROHIBITION LIQUOR TRADE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20010014003
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SQUARE DANCING DRESS
Date Range From
1975
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, LACE, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010102005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SQUARE DANCING DRESS
Date Range From
1975
Materials
POLYESTER, LACE, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
103.0
Width
50.0
Description
KNEE LENGTH. DRESS IS OFF-WHITE WITH BROWN AND RED RECTANGULAR PATTERNS THROUGHOUT. THERE IS A WIDE RUFFLE AT NECKLINE. ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AT CUFFS. SKIRT IS GATHERED AT WAISTLINE. THERE IS A PLASTIC ZIPPER IN BACK OF DRESS, WITH A STEEL PULL THAT IS PAINTED BEIGE (PAINT IS CHIPPED). BOTTOM OF DRESS HAS A LARGE RUFFLE THAT IS TRIMMED WITH 3 LINES OF BROWN STITCHING. JUST ABOVE RUFFLE IS AN ORANGE COLOURED STRIP OF LACE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
MADE BY DONOR ABOUT 1975; DRESS WAS WORN WITH WHITE CRINOLINE P20010102007-GA. DONOR AND HUSBAND, JAKE, JOINED THE SOUTHMINSTER CIRCLE SQUARE DANCE CLUB IN 1973 AND CONTINUED TO DANCE UNTIL THE CLUB FOLDED IN SEPTEMBER OF 2001 DUE TO A LACK OF A CALLER AND DIMINISHED DANCERS. SEE ARCHIVES FOR HISTORY OF SQUARE DANCING IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20010102005
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SQUARE DANCING DRESS
Date Range From
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P20010102004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SQUARE DANCING DRESS
Date Range From
1980
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Length
102.5
Width
63.0
Description
KNEE LENGTH. FABRIC IS GREEN, YELLOW, AND BLUE (COLORS BLEND TOGETHER). THERE IS A WIDE RUFFLE AROUND NECKLINE WITH A STRIP OF GOLD BRAID IN THE CENTER OF RUFFLE. ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AT CUFFS, WHICH HAVE SAME GOLD BRAID AROUND THEM. THERE IS A GREEN PLASTIC ZIPPER IN THE BACK WITH A METAL PULL (PAINTED GREEN). SKIRT IS GATHERED AT WAISTLINE. THERE IS A WIDE RUFFLE AT BOTTOM OF SKIRT WITH A LINE OF GOLD BRAID AROUND THE TOP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HANDMADE BY DONOR AROUND 1980. GOES WITH PETTIPANTS P20010102006-GA. DONOR AND HUSBAND, JAKE, JOINED THE SOUTHMINSTER CIRCLE SQUARE DANCE CLUB IN 1973 AND CONTINUED TO DANCE UNTIL THE CLUB FOLDED IN SEPTEMBER OF 2001 DUE TO A LACK OF A CALLER AND DIMINISHED DANCERS. SEE ARCHIVES FOR HISTORY OF SQUARE DANCING IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20010102004
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P20010014004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.7
Width
42.5
Description
FULL APRON. MADE FROM WHITE CANVAS. BOTTOM IS FOLDED UPWARD AND SEWN TO FORM A POUCH, DIVIDED INTO TWO. THERE ARE TWO GROMMETS AT TOP OF APRON (NECK STRING IS MISSING), AND TWO GROMMETS AT SIDES OF APRON. ONE SIDE HAS A WHITE SHOELACE TIED TO IT, THE OTHER HAS A BLACK SHOELACE TIED TO IT. ON FRONT OF APRON READS "MURRAY BRANTFORD" IN BLACK. IN THE CENTER OF THE TWO WORDS IS A RED "M" AND BELOW THIS IS A GREY RECTANGLE, WITH TWO WHITE STRIPS IN THE CENTER. BOTTOM SEAM HAS BEEN REPAIRED A NUMBER OF TIMES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
USED IN RIVERVIEW GARAGE. GARAGE WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, JACK CARPENTER, FROM 1947/48 TO 1965. IT WAS LOCATED AT 616 4TH STREET, SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE. JOCK CARPENTER IS A LETHBRIDGE AUTHOR, WHO WROTE "$50 BRIDE" AND "BOOTLEGGER'S BRIDE", WHICH CONCENTRATE ON THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE AND THE PROHIBITION LIQUOR TRADE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING TWO APRONS DONATED BY JOCK CARPENTER. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE.
Catalogue Number
P20010014004
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
RAIN CAPE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990055001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAIN CAPE
Date
1932
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
78.2
Width
74
Description
BLACK RUBBER RAIN CAPE. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR WHICH IS TRIMMED WITH RED PIPING. FRONT CLOSES WITH FOUR STEEL LATCHES, THAT ARE PAINTED BLACK. INSIDE OF CAPE IS LINED WITH A STIFF YELLOWISH MATERIAL. INSIDE EACH SIDE OF CAPE IS A RUBBER STRAP THAT IS HELD IN PLACE WITH A BLACK METAL SNAP. STAMPED INSIDE RIGHT OF CAPE IS "C.P.O. 1932". ABOVE THE STAMP THE MATERIAL IS WORN AND DISCOLOURED. WRITTEN INSIDE BACK OF NECK IS "M4 GM MAY 1932 M".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
CAPE WAS USED BY CANADIAN POSTAL WORKERS TO HANG OVER SHOULDER, THEREBY COVERING MAILBAGS. CAPE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE MASSON, WHO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST SIX POSTAL WORKERS IN LETHBRIDGE. GEORGE CAME TO CANADA FROM SCOTLAND IN 1910 (HIS PARENTS HAD SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE SHORTLY BEFORE). HE WORKED FOR THE C.P.R. AND IN CONSTRUCTION, AND WHEN POSTAL JOB CAME UP HE GOT IT. GEORGE WORKED FOR HIGINBOTHAM BEGINNING IN 1913 AND DELIVERED MAIL UNTIL THE OUTBREAK OF WWI. GEORGE WAS AMONG THE FOUR POSTMEN WHO WENT OVERSEAS (OTHER THREE WERE HIS BROTHER ALEC, BILLY BRENNAN, AND ANOTHER UNKNOWN). GEORGE AND HIS BROTHER ALEC SERVED WITH THE 39TH FIELD BATTERY, RCA. GEORGE SERVED WITH THE MILITIA BETWEEN THE WARS, AND WENT BACK TO POST OFFICE. IN WWII HE JOINED UP WITH THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY, BUT HAD TO GIVE IT UP DUE TO AGE; COULDN'T GO OVERSEAS SO HE WENT INTO ADMINISTRATION AND INSTRUCTION. AFTER THE WAR HE WENT BACK TO THE POST OFFICE UNTIL 1952, WHEN HE WAS ADVISED BY HIS DOCTORS TO TAKE AN EARLY RETIREMENT (AT AGE 62). ACCORDING TO DONOR, THE POSTAL SERVICE AND THE MILITARY WERE GEORGE'S TWO GREAT LOVES IN HIS LIFE. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE; WENT TO FLEETWOOD-BAWDEN SCHOOL BEGINNING IN 1934. HAS LIVED AND WORKED IN CITY UNTIL RECENT MOVE TO COALDALE. DONOR ALSO HAS A LOT OF FAMILY THAT LIVE IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19990055001
Acquisition Date
2000-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
EVENING DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19870046001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVENING DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
SILK, LACE, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
133.3
Width
43.5
Description
SILK & LACE DRESS WITH GLASS BEADS AT NECK & WRISTS. LACE OVERLAY, SILK SASHTRIM AT WAIST. SILK BODY. FRAYED AT UNDERARMS, SOME STAINS. SILK IS WEIGHTEDWITH METALLIC SALTS. OVERALL BLUE COLORATION. TEAR ON TOP OF LEFT SHOULDER,RIGHT UNDERARM IS FRAYING BADLY. SOME STAINS ON SKIRT & BODICE. CUFFS ARESAGGING UNDER WEIGHT OF DRESS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
HANDMADE IN ENGLAND, PRIOR TO 1900, DONOR BELIEVES ABOUT 1887. BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER SARAH RACHAEL DUNN (NEE ROFEN) B. BESSARABIA, FATHER B. KIEV. MARRIED IN ENGLAND LATE 1800'S, MOVED TO CANADA & ESTABLISHED TAILOR SHOP AT EDMONTON. DONOR & FAMILY MOVED MID 50'S TO LETHBRIDGE, ESTABLISHED MAYFAIRVOGUE CLOTHING SHOP WITH PARTNERS, THE GOODMANS. NOW RETIRED. METALLIC SALTS ARE USED TO GIVE SILK WEIGHT & "RUSTLE". SEE P19870046002 MATCHING PURSE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A DRESS DONATED BY ETHEL RODIN. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR'S FAMILY FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SPOKE WITH ETHEL'S NIECE, DEBORAH GREEN. SHE WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT DID PROVIDE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DUNN FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND RESEARCH FROM THE ALBERTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, EDMONTON BRANCH. ETHEL RODIN (NEE DUNN) WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1907 IN LONDON, ENGLAND, THE DAUGHTER OF MORRIS DUNN AND SARAH RACHAEL DUNN (NEE ROFEN). SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO CANADA, WHERE THEY SETTLED IN EDMONTON. SHE REMAINED IN EDMONTON, UNTIL HER MARRIAGE TO DAVE RODIN. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1929 WHERE DAVE OPERATED THE BUY-RITE GROCERY STORE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. ETHEL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON JULY 9, 1990. DAVE RODIN WAS BORN IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO EDMONTON IN THE 1920S. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1977. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JULY 29, 1976 MARKED DAVE’S RETIREMENT: “IN 1929, DAVE RODIN, A RUSSIAN IMMIGRANT, CAME TO LETHBRIDGE AND OPENED A FRUIT AND GROCERY STORY ON THE CORNER OF 4TH AVENUE AND 5TH STREET S. AFTER 47 SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF BUSINESS IN THE CITY, MR. RODIN HAS RETIRED AT 73 … BY BUYING CAREFULLY AND SHOPPING AROUND MR. RODIN WAS ABLE TO SELL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES CHEAPER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE CITY … IN 1939 HE JOINED FORCES WITH ELMER GOODMAN, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN, IN A PARTNERSHIP THAT WAS TO LAST 37 YEARS. … MR. RODIN, WITH MR. GOODMAN’S BACKING, OPENED BUY-RITE MEN’S WEAR WHERE THE LETHBRIDGE CENTRE THEATRES ARE TODAY. HE CATERED TO THE FARM POPULATION, CARRYING THE BIGGER SIZES OF CLOTHING.” ETHEL’S PARENTS ARE BOTH BURIED IN THE EDMONTON HEBREW CEMETERY. MORRIS DUNN WAS BORN IN 1863 AND PASSED AWAY MAY 4, 1954. SARAH RACHAEL DUNN PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 12, 1951 AT THE AGE OF 80. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND RESEARCH FROM THE ALBERTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, EDMONTON BRANCH. SEE FILE FOR A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MORRIS AND SARAH DUNN FAMILY, WHILE SARAH IS WEARING THIS DRESS.
Catalogue Number
P19870046001
Acquisition Date
1987-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000018021
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
72.0
Width
44.0
Description
GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, PEACH, PLAID JACKET. HAS SOLID GREEN LINING. ON FRONT OF JACKET ARE 6 ROUND, BRASS BUTTONS, EACH WITH A MAPLE LEAF IN THE CENTER. HAS 4 BELT LOOPS OF SAME PLAID MATERIAL. BELT IS ALSO MADE OF SAME PLAID MATERIAL. IT HAS A SQUARE METAL BUCKLE, COVERED IN PLAID.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
OUTFIT WORN BY ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018021
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19990055002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
RUBBER, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Length
125.5
Width
49.5
Description
LONG, BLACK RUBBER RAINCOAT. THERE ARE FOUR LARGE, BLACK BUTTONS DOWN FRONT OPENING (ONE IS MISSING). THERE IS ALSO A SMALL BLACK BUTTON ON LAPEL. THERE IS A THIN LINE OF RED PIPING AROUND COLLAR. THERE ARE ALSO 2 SMALL BLACK BUTTONS ON EACH CUFF; ONE ON LEFT CUFF IS BROKEN IN HALF. INSIDE OF COAT IS A DARK YELLOW COLOUR. STAMPED ON INSIDE BACK OF COAT IS "40". ABOVE THIS IS "G. MASSON" (FADING). STAMPED INSIDE RIGHT SIDE CUFF IS "260434". THERE ARE TWO FLAPPED HIP POCKETS. RUBBER IS CRACKED AND WORN, PARTICULARLY ON RIGHT ARM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE MASSON, WHO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST SIX POSTAL WORKERS IN LETHBRIDGE. GEORGE'S NUMBER, ISSUED TO ALL POSTMEN, IS STAMPED INSIDE COAT. HE CAME TO CANADA FROM SCOTLAND IN 1910 (HIS PARENTS HAD SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE SHORTLY BEFORE). HE WORKED FOR THE C.P.R. AND IN CONSTRUCTION; WHEN MAIL JOB CAME UP HE GOT IT. HE WORKED FOR HIGINBOTHAM BEGINNING 1913, AND DELIVERED MAIL UNTIL THE OUTBREAK OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. GEORGE WAS AMONG FOUR POSTMEN WHO WENT OVERSEAS (OTHER THREE WERE HIS BROTHER ALEC, BILLY BRENNAN, AND ANOTHER UNKNOWN MAN). GEORGE SERVED WITH THE 39TH FIELD BATTERY, RCA (AS DID BROTHER ALEC). HE SERVED WITH THE MILITIA BETWEEN THE WARS, AND WENT BACK TO THE POST OFFICE. IN WWII HE JOINED UP WITH THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY, BUT HAD TO GIVE IT UP DUE TO AGE; HE COULDN'T GO OVERSEAS, SO WENT INTO ADMINISTRATION AND INSTRUCTION. AFTER THE WAR, HE WENT BACK TO THE POST OFFICE UNTIL 1952, WHEN HE WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS HE SHOULD TAKE EARLY RETIREMENT (AT AGE 62). THE MILITARY AND THE POSTAL SERVICE, ACCORDING TO DONOR, WERE GEORGE'S TWO GREAT LOVES IN LIFE. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE; WENT TO FLEETWOOD-BAWDEN SCHOOL, BEGINNING IN 1934. HAS LIVED & WORKED IN CITY UNTIL RECENT MOVE TO COALDALE. DONOR ALSO HAS A LOT OF FAMILY IN CITY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A RAINCOAT DONATED BY DON MASSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. GEORGE “GEORDIE” MASSON WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 13, 1889 IN EASTERTON, PETERHEAD, SCOTLAND AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1910. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON JANUARY 8, 1952, GEORGE’S BROTHER WAS ALREADY LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE: “A BROTHER, WILLIAM, NOW BAGGAGE-MASTER FOR THE C.P.R. HERE, WAS IN THE CITY AT THE TIME AND INVITED HIS BROTHER TO COME OUT. ‘GEORDIE’ FIRST WORKED IN THE FREIGHT SHEDS FOR A WHILE AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR JOINED THE POST OFFICE.” DETAILS OF GEORGE’S CAREER APPEARED IN AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JULY 28, 1965: “HE BEGAN HIS 41-YEAR CAREER AS A MAILMAN APRIL 1, 1911. AT THAT TIME HE WAS PAID 75 CENTS A DAY PLUS $15 A MONTH ‘WESTERN ALLOWANCE’ GRANTED TO POSTMEN WEST OF THE GREAT LEAKS.” IN THE JANUARY 8, 1952 ARTICLE, THE ORIGINAL SIX POSTAL CARRIERS ARE NAMED: GEORGE MASSON, HIS BROTHER ALEX MASSON, ALEX LOTHIAN, WILLIAM GILSON, WILLIAM “BILLY” BRENNAN, AND E.C. COOPER. THIS ARTICLE ALSO INDICATES THAT THE FOUR POSTMEN WHO SERVED OVERSEAS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR WERE GEORGE, HIS BROTHER ALEX, BILLY BRENNAN, AND WILLIAM GILSON. ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE, BOTH BRENNAN AND GILSON WERE KILLED OVERSEAS. DETAILS OF GEORGE’S WORK AS A POSTMAN ARE FOUND IN THE JANUARY 1952 ARTICLE: “FROM SIX LETTER CARRIERS AND 12 ‘INSIDE’ MEN IN 1911, THE POST OFFICE STAFF HERE HAS GROWN TO 20 CARRIERS AND 35 OTHER EMPLOYEES. THE CITY’S POPULATION HAS NEARLY TREBLED FROM THE 8,000-ODD WHO LIVED HERE WHEN ‘GEORDIE’ MASSON, AS HE IS KNOWN TO HIS NUMEROUS FRIENDS, BEGAN DELIVERING MAIL. … OFTEN HE HAD TO CARRY UP TO 100 POUNDS OF MAIL TO BE DELIVERED IN A SINGLE DAY. HE USED TO START FOR NORTH LETHBRIDGE, OR THE NORTH WARD AS IT WAS THEN KNOWN, WITH PACKAGES STRAPPED TO HIS BACK AND MORE PARCELS ON HIS CHEST.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON JULY 3, 1962 PROVIDES MORE DETAILS ABOUT HIS WORK: “WHEN THE SERVICE BEGAN, STREETS WERE NAMED AND HOUSES HAD NO NUMBERS. A LETTER CARRIER HAD TO ASK HIS WAY THROUGH UNTIL HE KNEW BY HEART WHERE HIS ‘CLIENTS’ WERE RESIDING. IT TOOK MR. MASSON 11 HOURS, FROM 8 A.M. TO 7 P.M. TO DELIVER HIS FIRST BAG OF MAIL. … MR. MASSON’S ROUTE WAS NOT SMALL BY ANY MEANS. HE COVERED THE NORTH SIDE FROM 1ST AVE TO 7TH AVE N BETWEEN 12TH AND 20TH ST. AND THE SOUTH SIDE BETWEEN 1ST AVE. AND 4TH AVE. IN THE 1300 BLOCK. IN THE AFTERNOON MR. MASSON DELIVERED MAIL TO STORES ON 13TH ST. N.” IN NOVEMBER 1914 GEORGE WAS MARRIED TO LILLIAN “LILY” KEITH MACKIE. LILY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1985. GEORGE MASSON PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 IN JULY 1965. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990055002
Acquisition Date
2000-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2001
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20190010009
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2001
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
68.1
Width
51
Description
HAIRDRESSER APRON IN YELLOW, PINK, BLUE, AND WHITE PAISLEY PATTERN; APRON IS MACHINE-STITCHED WITH OPEN BACK, PALE YELLOW TIE STRAPS AT THE TOP OF THE NECK, AND TWO LONG TIE STRAPS AT THE WAIST. FRONT OF THE APRON HAS TWO WIDE, DEEP POCKETS THAT MEET IN THE MIDDLE AND ARE STITCHED TOGETHER. APRON HAS PALE YELLOW TRIM AT NECKLINE, AROUND THE ARM-HOLES, AND AT TOPS OF THE POCKETS. APRON HAS MINOR THREAD FRAYING INSIDE AND AT BOTTOM HEM; TIE STRAPS HAVE MINOR THREAD FRAYING AT ENDS; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
ON JUNE 5, 2019, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CAROL DARMODY REGARDING HER DONATION OF OBJECTS RELATED TO HER PARENTS, IRENE (NEE NAGY) AND JOHN FROUWS. ON HER MOTHER’S HAIRDRESSING, DARMODY RECALLED, “SHE TOOK THE HAIRDRESSING COURSE, I THINK IT WAS 1937, IN CALGARY, AND SHE REALLY LOVED HAIRDRESSING. SHE DID VOLUNTEER HAIRDRESSING FOR YEARS AT EDITH CAVELL, EVEN LATER IN LIFE. SHE TOOK IT VERY SERIOUSLY, AND LOVED DOING IT. SHE DID [HAIR FOR] NEIGHBOURS, FRIENDS, RELATIVES, BOYFRIENDS, GIRLFRIENDS, DAD…IT WAS ALWAYS A BIG PART OF HER LIFE…NOT REALLY FOR MONEY, JUST THE BARTERING THING, LIKE MAYBE SOMEONE WOULD MAKE HER COOKIES...” “[MOM] DIDN’T DO IT EVERY DAY, BECAUSE [HER AND MY DAD] WERE BUSY—AND THEY WOULD BABYSIT. [MY PARENTS] NEVER HAD GRANDKIDS, SO THEY BABYSAT ALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS ON NORMANDY…IT WASN’T LIKE A COMMERCIAL OPERATION…AN AUNT WOULD PHONE, ‘I NEED MY HAIR CUT.’ ‘COME ON OVER.’ OR, SHE WOULD GO OVER THERE. AND, MY MOM ALWAYS DROVE, SO SHE WOULD GET AROUND.” “[DURING THE WAR, MOM WAS] HAIRDRESSING, AND WORKING FOR TCA, PREPARING FOOD FOR THE PILOTS.” “IT WOULDN’T BE A LOT [OF MONEY THAT SHE MADE]…BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULDN’T BE SPLURGING TO HAVE THEIR HAIR DONE [DURING THE 1930S AND 1940S]…MOM DOES REMEMBER DOING THE MADAME’S [HAIR]…I DON’T KNOW THE ONE…[THAT WAS WHEN] PROSTITUTES AND MADAMES WERE ALLOWED TO SHOP IN LETHBRIDGE [THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE DISCRIMINATION TOWARD PROSTITUTES AT THE TIME. FOR A TIME, PROSTITUTES WERE ALLOWED TO SHOP IN LETHBRIDGE ONLY ONE DAY PER WEEK], BUT SHE DID HAVE A MADAME FOR SURE…MOM CONSIDERED HERSELF A GOOD HAIRDRESSER. MY FRIENDS MIGHT DISAGREE, BUT…SHE DID HAVE A FEW INTERESTING CLIENTS, FOR SURE, WHEN SHE STARTED…[IN THE] LATE ‘30S, DURING THE WAR…IT SHOULD BE NOTED WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME, MOM DIDN’T KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST HAIR STYLES. WHEN I BECAME A YOUNG ADULT, I OFTEN REFUSED TO LET HER CUT OR STYLE MY HAIR.” ON WHERE HER MOTHER DID HAIR, DARMODY SHARED, “I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW THAT WORKED…THERE IS NO PICTURE OF MOM IN A SHOP, SO I’M NOT SURE. THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN HAIRDRESSING PLACES…THE MADAME MIGHT HAVE COME TO THE HOUSE. MOM WOULD HAVE HAD AN APARTMENT.” DARMODY ELABORATED ON HER MOTHER’S PASSION FOR HAIRDRESSING, NOTING, “SHE NEVER STOPPED [DOING HAIR]. WELL, WHEN SHE GOT ALZHEIMER’S, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DANGEROUS FOR HER TO HAVE SCISSORS, SO SHE PROBABLY STOPPED LATE…CLOSE TO 2000…SHE LOVED IT…EVEN JUST TO CUT DAD’S HAIR, AND THE ODD NEIGHBOR’S HAIR. SHE USED A RULER [TO MEASURE THE LENGTH TO BE CUT] WITH MINE. I DON’T THINK I LET HER [CUT MY HAIR WHEN I BECAME AN ADULT]…IN THE EARLY ‘90S, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERING A LOT AT EDITH CAVELL, AND IT’S KIND OF IRONIC, BECAUSE IT BOTHERED HER, GOING TO THE NURSING HOME, BECAUSE SHE KNEW ALL THESE PEOPLE [SHE OFTEN WOULD BE UPSET TO SEE PEOPLE SHE KNEW FROM THE PAST SUFFERING FROM ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND NEGLECT]…SHE WOULD MAKE THEM FEEL HAPPY [BY DOING THEIR HAIR]…IT WAS FREE…SHE DIDN’T DO IT FOR MONEY. THEN, SHE ENDS UP IN A SIMILAR SITUATION [BEING PLACE IN CARE FACILITY IN 2001, BECAUSE SHE HAD ALZHEIMER’S], BUT DAD DEALT WITH HER HAIR. HE WOULD JUST CUT IT STRAIGHT, BUT IT SUITED HER.” “SHE WAS A BIT MORE EXTROVERTED THAN DAD, AND JUST THAT CLOSE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE, AND MAKING SOMEONE FEEL HAPPY, WHOEVER THAT PERSON WAS. AND, IF THAT PERSON DIDN’T HAVE MONEY, IT DIDN’T MATTER – JUST MAKING THEM FEEL BETTER.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20190010001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20190010009
Acquisition Date
2019-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LAWYER'S GOWN/ROBE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19860137000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAWYER'S GOWN/ROBE
Date
1901
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
131.0
Description
BLACK COTTON W/ NO LABEL. EACH SLEEVE HAS 9 WORN CLOTH COVERED BUTTONS. GATHERED STITCHING AROUND SHOULDERS WITH PLEATING ON SLEEVES. TORN BELOW COLLAR ON BACK. SOME SEAMS HAVE COME APART. STIFFENING AROUND SHOULDERS & NECK IS DISINTEGRATING. STIFFENING IS A CROSS-HATCH OF COURSE FABRIC. STAINS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
BELONGED TO W.C.(BILLY) IVES AND WORN PRIOR TO 1914 WHEN HE BECAME JUDGE. FEB 1901 JOINED WITH CONYBEARE TO FORM CONYBEARE & IVES. WILLIAM CARLOS IVES ARRIVED WITH MOTHER IN PINCHER CREEK WHEN 7. AT 14 WORKED AS A COWBOY ON HIS FATHER'S RANCH, LATER OBTAINED A LAW DEGREE & BECAME KNOWN AS THE "COWBOY JUDGE". HE WAS WELL KNOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AS WELL AS IN THE POLITICAL & LEGAL COMMUNITY. HE ALSO SERVED AS A LETHBRIDGE ALDERMAN. SEE P19900030001-GA *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A ROBE DONATED BY THADDEUS IVES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND FINDAGRAVE.COM. THADDEUS IVES WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON APRIL 11, 1919, THE SON OF ALBERT ELI AND MARGARET ETTA IVES (NEE HENDERSON). THADDEUS WAS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA IN 1943 AND WAS ADMITTED TO THE BAR FOLLOWING A BRIEF CEREMONY IN EDMONTON, AB IN JUNE 1944. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON JUNE 10, 1944 RECOUNTS THE CEREMONY: “THADDEUS OSGOODE IVES … WAS ADMITTED TO THE BAR IN A BRIEF CEREMONY BEFORE CHIEF JUSTICE W.C. IVES AT SUPREME COURT FRIDAY … MR. JUSTICE IVES SAID ‘I AM VERY PLEASED INDEED THAT CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE ENABLED ME TO WELCOME YOU. I THINK YOU ARE THE LAST OF THE MALE IVES’, IN THE DIRECT LINE OF OUR FAMILY, AND I HOPE THAT YOUR CAREER WILL EFFACE THE BLACK MARKETS THAT THE REST OF US HAVE EARNED. YOU CERTAINLY HAVE COME WELL RECOMMENDED … NATURALLY WE OLDER MEN CANNOT AVOID TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER ADVICE AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION AND THAT IS ONE OF THE PRIVILEGES THAT I ALWAYS USE. IN THE FIRST PLACE YOU WILL FIND THROUGHOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER THAT IF AT ANY TIME THERE IS A PROBLEM OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BEFORE YOU, YOU ONLY HAVE TO READ AGAIN THE OATH YOU HAVE TAKEN THIS MORNING. IT WILL SOLVE THEM ALL. IT IS A GOOD THING FOR YOU TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH IT. ANOTHER THING THAT I HOPE YOU WILL GIVE FREE PLAY IN YOUR CAREER IS YOUR CONSCIENCE. CONSCIENCE MUST BE SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN, I THINK, TRANSMITTED TO US BY OUR MOTHERS. NEVER STIFLE IT. LISTEN TO IT.” THADDEUS PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 23, 2005. ALBERT ELI IVES PASSED AWAY IN JULY 1960 AT THE AGE OF 77. HE WAS BORN IN QUEBEC’S EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AND CAME WEST IN 1902, FIRST TO MEDICINE HAT, AB THEN TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HIS COUSIN WAS PRACTICING LAW. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “IN 1904 HE BEGAN WRITING INSURANCE FOR THE LAW FIRM OF CONYBEARE AND IVES.” WILLIAM CARLOS “W.C.” IVES WAS BORN IN 1873 IN COMPTON, QC, THE SON OF GEORGE CANNING AND SARAH ABBEY/ABBIE IVES (NEE THOMAS). IN 1881 THE FAMILY MOVED WEST TO PINCHER CREEK WHERE HIS FATHER ESTABLISHED A RANCH. W.C. ATTENDED SCHOOL IN PINCHER CREEK, COATICOOK, QC, AND MCGILL UNIVERSITY. HE STUDIED LAW FROM 1896 TO 1899 AT MCGILL AND WAS ADMITTED TO THE BAR IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. HE WAS LATER ADMITTED TO THE BAR OF THE NORTH WEST TERRITORIES IN 1901 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE TO ESTABLISH A PRACTICE. HE PRACTICED LAW IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 13 YEARS AND IN 1914 WAS APPOINTED TO THE SUPREME COURT OF ALBERTA AS A TRIAL JUDGE. IN SEPTEMBER 1942 HE WAS MADE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE TRIAL DIVISION. BY THE TIME HE RETIRED, W.C. HAD SERVED AS A JUDGE FOR 30 YEARS. W.C. WAS MARRIED IN 1906 TO MILLICENT MAY TOULL. MILLICENT WAS BORN IN INGERSOLL, ON ON JULY 9, 1879 AND PASSED AWAY ON JULY 10, 1958. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND JOSEPHINE TOULL (NEE ELLIOTT). W.C. PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 77 ON JULY 11, 1950. GEORGE CANNING IVES WAS BORN NEAR SHERBROOKE, QC AND MOVED WEST AS AN EARLY RECRUIT OF THE RNWMP IN 1879. HE LEFT THE POLICE TO TAKE UP A RANCH NEAR PRINCE CREEK, AND HE RANCHED UNTIL HE WAS APPOINTED CUSTOMS OFFICER AT MACLEOD IN 1890. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY “THE DECEASED WAS A WELL KNOWN FIGURE AMONG STOCKMEN OF THE SOUTH FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS ONE OF THE VERY EARLIEST PIONEERS OF THIS COUNTRY AND NEVER TIRED OF RECALLING THE ‘GOD OLD DAYS’ IN THE WEST, WHEN BUFFALO WERE NOT AN UNCOMMON SIGHT.” HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 IN APRIL 1922. SARAH ABBEY/ABBIE IVES (NEE THOMAS) WAS BORN IN COMPTON, QC IN MARCH 1851 AND WAS MARRIED TO GEORGE IVES IN COMPTON, QC. THE COUPLE MOVED WEST IN 1880 TO SETTLE IN PINCHER CREEK, AB. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY “THERE WERE VERY FEW WHITE WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY IN THESE EARLY DAYS, SO THAT MRS. IVES WAS REALLY AND TRULY A PIONEER IN THE FULLEST SENSE OF THE TERM. IN THESE EARLY DAYS SHE WAS VERY HIGHLY ESTEEMED, AS THE DOOR OF HER HOSPITABLE HOME WAS ALWAYS OPEN, AND A HEARTY WELCOME EXTENDED TO NEIGHBOR OR STRANGER.” SARAH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON NOVEMBER 17, 1929. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND FINDAGRAVE.COM.
Catalogue Number
P19860137000
Acquisition Date
1986-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SKI BOOTS (PAIR)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19920057004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKI BOOTS (PAIR)
Date
1943
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.0
Length
28.0
Width
10.0
Description
LEATHER UPPER & SOLE WITH YELLOW LACES & LEATHER STRAP. ANGLE BOOT. NOTCHED HEEL FOR CABLE BINDING. SMOOTH SOLE & HEEL. HARD TOE. LEATHER TABS AT BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
LEISURE
History
BOOTS PURCHASED WITH SKIS AS A SET IN 1943, FROM CONSUMERS HARDWARE LOCATED ON 3 AVENUE. COST $8.95 FOR SET. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19920057004
Acquisition Date
1992-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041920
  1 image  
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
  2 images  
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
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20000011008
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1956
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
60.5
Description
WHITE. HAS RED LOGO ON FRONT CONSISTING OF THE HEAD OF A NATIVE MAN WEARING A HEADDRESS WITHIN A TRIANGLE. ABOVE TRIANGLE READS "CAMP" AND BELOW READS "INUSPI". BELOW THIS IS AN ORANGE, BLUE, AND PURPLE EMBROIDERED FISH SEWN TO SHIRT. INSIDE BACK OF NECKLINE IS A TAG THAT READS "STANFIELD'S SPORT SHIRT". SHIRT HAS A FEW SMALL HOLES AND IS YELLOWING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
WORN BY DONOR WHO ATTENDED CAMP INUSPI AT THE AGE OF 13. AFTER THAT YEAR DONOR BECAME INVOLVED WITH ACTIVITIES RUN BY THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (CAMPS, BEEHIVE GIRLS, SORORITIES - SEE OTHER DONATIONS). CAMP INUSPI WAS SITUATED IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK AND WAS RUN BY THE LETHBRIDGE YMCA. IN 1932, THE COMISSIONER FOR DOMINION PARKS APPROACHED THE LETHBRIDGE YMCA WITH THE IDEA OF ESTABLISHING A SUMMER YOUTH CAMP FOR BOYS IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK FOR THE PURPOSES OF OUTDOOR FITNESS AND RECREATION. A SITE WAS CHOSEN IN 1933 AND THE FIRST CAMP, IN TENTS, WAS HELD IN 1934. THE FIRST PERMANENT BUILDING WAS BUILT IN 1935. THE FIRST GIRL'S CAMP BEGAN IN 1939 AND CONTINUED EACH AUGUST UNTIL THE FIRST CO-ED CAMP IN THE SUMMER OF 1968. IN THE FALL OF THAT YEAR PARKS CANADA TERMINATED THE LAND LEASE CAMP INUSPI HAD HELD SINCE 1934 AND THE CAMP FOUNDERED.
Catalogue Number
P20000011008
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
  2 images  
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
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Other Name
TEMPLE BOARD MEMBER UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK, SYNTHETIC MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P20010099020
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEMPLE BOARD MEMBER UNIFORM
Date
1998
Materials
COTTON, SILK, SYNTHETIC MATERIAL
No. Pieces
3
Description
A PURPLE UNIFORM WITH A RED SASH AND LIGHT GREY UNDERCOAT. 1- 203.5 X 14.5. RED SASH HAS YELLOW CHINESE CHARACTERS WHICH EXTEND DOWN THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE SASH. THE FRONT OF THE SASH IS COMPLETELY RED WITH THE CHARACTERS AND A YELLOW BORDER BEING THE EXCEPTIONS. THE BACK OF THE SASH IS COMPLETELY YELLOW WITH RED STITCHING ALONG THE EDGES. AT EITHER END, THERE ARE GOLD / YELLOW TASSELS. 2- 87.1 X 61.7 CM PURPLE OVERCOAT WITH IDENTICAL DESIGNS, DARKER THAN THE SURROUNDING FABRIC APPROXIMATELY 9.5 CM IN DIAMETER SPREAD EVENLY OVER IT. WIDE SLEEVES. HAS STAND UP COLLAR; JACKET HAS VENTS AT THE SIDE AND ONE IN BACK. HAS FROG CLOSURE, FORMED OUT OF SAME MATERIAL AS JACKET DOWN FRONT. 3- 178.5 X 39.5. GREY GOWN TO BE WORN UNDER THE OVERCOAT. HAS A NARROW, STAND UP COLLAR. ENTIRE FRONT OF GOWN IS OPEN. LEFT SIDE HAS A LARGE FLAP THAT OVERLAPS RIGHT FRONT AND COAT DOES UP AT THE SIDE WITH 5 FROG CLOSURES MADE FROM SAME MATERIAL AS GOWN. THERE IS ALSO A FROG CLOSURE AT NECK AND NEAR RIGHT SHOULDER. GOWN HAS LARGE VENTS ON SIDES FROM HEMLINE TO ABOUT KNEE HEIGHT. GOWN HAS VERY LONG SLEEVES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
POLITICS
History
THIS UNIFORM WAS SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) DURING HIS SECOND TRIP TO TAIWAN IN 1998 TO CELEBRATE THE 377TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF THE GODDESS OF THE SEA, MATSU. DURING THIS TRIP MAYOR CARPENTER WAS GIVEN THE HONORARY POSITION OF TEMPLE BOARD MEMBER, AND BECAUSE OF THIS POSITION WAS GRANTED THE HONOR OF LEADING THE CEREMONIAL PARADE, AS WELL AS THAT OF MOVING THE MATSU STATUE FROM THE TEMPLE TO THE PARADE VEHICLE. THIS HONOR WAS PREVIOUSLY ONLY GIVEN TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN, THE PRESIDENT OF TAIWAN, AND THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A UNIFORM DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AN ARTICLE FROM OCTOBER 25, 1977 PROVIDES SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT DAVID CARPENTER: “AFTER GRADUATING FROM LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, HE WENT STRAIGHT INTO ACCOUNTING, ARTICLING WITH A LOCAL FIRM. TAKING NIGHT CLASSES AND ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL IN CALGARY AND EDMONTON, CARPENTER GRADUATED AS A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT AT 22. SIX MONTHS LATER AT 23 HE STARTED HIS OWN FIRM AND NOW HAS THREE PARTNERS.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 22, 1998 GIVES A FEW DETAILS ABOUT DAVID’S TRIP TO TAIWAN: “THE PARADE IS PART OF THE CEREMONIES MARKING THE ARRIVAL OF MATSU, GODDESS OF THE SEA.” HE VISITED TAIWAN FROM FEBRUARY 6-14, 1998. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099020
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SUIT JACKET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20100047001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUIT JACKET
Date
1954
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
77.5
Width
74.5
Description
BROWN WOOL SUIT JACKET. TAN STRIPED LINING. THREE FRONT POCKETS AND TWO INSIDE BREAST POCKETS. OUTER LEFT BREAST POCKET HAS CREST WITH UPSIDE DOWN RED TRIANGLE, MAPLE LEAF AND READS “GRADUATE LEADER 1954”. INSIDE RIGHT BREAST POCKET HAS LABEL WITH "IN THE TRADITION OF GOOD TASTE, LAURENTIDE CLOTHES". LEFT BREAST POCKET HAS LABEL WITH “TAILORED FOR STAN’S MEN’S WEAR, STAN PESZAT, LETHBRIDGE ALTA”. THREE BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE; ONE BUTTON AT EACH CUFF. NOTCHED LAPELS; SINGLE-BREASTED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
LEISURE
History
DONOR JACK LEE WAS BORN IN VANCOUVER IN 1924. HE RELOCATED WITH HIS PARENTS TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1928. IN THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED LEE’S DISCHARGE FROM OVERSEAS SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR TWO, HE DECIDED AT AGE 23/24 TO JOIN THE LETHBRIDGE YMCA BECAUSE, ACCORDING TO LEE IN 2010, “I NEEDED EXERCISE, I HAD NO HOBBY, NO OUTLET”. “IT WAS THE ONLY OUTLET THAT HAD PHYSICAL ACTIVITY” HE SAID, ADDING THAT THE Y’S WEIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM WAS WHAT ORIGINALLY ATTRACTED HIM TO BECOMING INVOLVED AT THE ‘Y’. LEE MAINTAINED HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ‘Y’ “OFF AND ON FOR TWENTY YEARS”, PARTICIPATING IN CALISTHENICS, SWIMMING, BASKETBALL AND SCUBA DIVING LESSONS. INCREASING DEMANDS OF HIS TIME MADE BY THE LOCAL MILITIA ULTIMATELY LED TO HIS WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ‘Y’. THE JACKET, ACCORDING TO LEE, WAS NOT “OFFICIAL WEAR FOR THE SENIOR LEADER” NOR WAS THE JACKET’S CREST OFFICIAL. “AFTER I BECAME A GRADUATE LEADER, I WAS PROUD AND DECIDED TO GET A JACKET MADE.” ONCE IN POSSESSION OF THE JACKET, HOWEVER, HE FELT FOOLISH, SAYING, “I DIDN’T WEAR IT BECAUSE THE REST OF THE GROUP WOULD THINK I WAS A SHOW OFF – AND THAT’S WHY IT IS STILL BRAND NEW”. LEE ONLY WORE THE JACKET ONCE TO A NON-YMCA SOCIAL GATHERING. HE RECALLS THAT OF ALL THE SENIOR LEADERS, HE WAS THE ONLY ONE TO ACHIEVE GRADUATE LEADER STATUS STATING, HOWEVER, THAT FORMER MEMBERS LIKE BERT STRATTON HAD ACHIEVED THE TITLE PRECIOUS. THERE WAS NO PRIVILEGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TITLE “JUST THE PERSONAL SATISFACTION THAT I DID IT”. TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A GRADUATE LEADER, LEE WAS REQUIRED TO SERVE AS A SENIOR LEADER FOR FOUR. THEREAFTER, HE QUALIFIED PER SET CRITERIA IN BASKETBALL – HIS SPORT OF CHOICE AND ONE OF MANY ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT THE ‘Y’. THE CRITERIA INCLUDED: PLAY IN AN ORGANIZED LEAGUE, REFEREE IN AN ORGANIZED LEAGUE, COACH A TEAM IN AN ORGANIZED LEAGUE, AND DEVELOP AN ORGANIZED LEAGUE. LEE STATED THAT HE COACHED A ‘Y’ WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE, ORGANIZED A JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE INCLUDING TEAMS FROM THE ‘Y’ AND LOCAL CHURCHES AND PLAYED ON A SENIOR ‘Y’ MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM. THE BLAZER JACKET, HE RECALLED, WAS BOUGHT LOCALLY AT STAN’S MEN’S WEAR. THE DONATED, OFFICIAL GRADUATE LEADER CREST WAS WORN DAY-TO-DAY ON ATHLETIC SHIRTS BY MEANS OF SNAPS ON CREST’S REVERSE. THE CREST, LEE THINKS, WAS SENT DOWN EAST TO AN APPAREL COMPANY IN ORDER THAT AN UNOFFICIAL, BLAZER-APPROPRIATE FACSIMILE COULD BE MOUNTED ON HIS JACKET. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20100047001
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
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