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Other Name
MALE COSTUME
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
DEERSKIN (LEATHER), PLASTIC BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19738502004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MALE COSTUME
Date
1969
Materials
DEERSKIN (LEATHER), PLASTIC BEADS
No. Pieces
2
Description
WHITE BUCKSKIN, GEOMETRIC BEADWORK (RED, WHITE & BLUE). CUT LEATHER FRINGE ALONG LENGTH OF OUTSIDE SEAM, EA. LEG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
MADE BY SARAH WOLFCHILD. SEE P19738502001 & 002 FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19738502004
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BLOUSE & VEST SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, EMBROIDERY FLOSS
Catalogue Number
P19860027000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLOUSE & VEST SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
COTTON, EMBROIDERY FLOSS
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 BLOUSE. COTTON, EMBROIDERY FLOSS. NATURAL, RED. SIZE: LADIES MEDIUM. BLOUSE IS MACHINE STITCHED NATURAL UNBLEACHED COTTON WITH RED EMBROIDERED DESIGN ON LOWER PORTION OF SLEEVES, CUFFS, COLLAR, FRONT PLACKET AND SHOULDERS. FULL PUFFED SLEEVE. 3 SNAP FASTENERS ON BLOUSE FRONT, 2 ON EACH CUFF. .2 VEST. WOVEN COTTON. SIZE: MEDIUM. VEST IS MACHINE AND HAND SEWN WOVEN COTTON. PLEATED FROM WAIST DOWN. 5 HOOK AND EYE FRONT CLOSURE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
Catalogue Number
P19860027000
Acquisition Date
1985-07
Collection
Museum
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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
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Other Name
BLOUSE & VEST SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, EMBROIDERY FLOSS
Catalogue Number
P19860028000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLOUSE & VEST SET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
COTTON, EMBROIDERY FLOSS
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 BLOUSE. COTTON, EMBROIDERY FLOSS. NATURAL, TAN. SIZE: LADIES SMALL. BLOUSE IS MACHINE STITCHED NATURAL UNBLEACHED COTTON WITH TAN EMBROIDERED DESIGN ON LOWER PORTION OF SLEEVES, CUFFS, COLLAR AND FRONT PLACKET FULL PUFFED SLEEVE. 1 SNAP FASTENER ON EACH CUFF. 2 SNAP FASTENERS ON FRONT PLACKET. SNAPS ON CUFFS HAVE RUSTED SLIGHTLY. .2 VEST. WOVEN COTTON. GOLD, BROWN, TAN, BLUE, BLACK. SIZE SMALL. VEST IS BOTH MACHINE AND HAND STITCHED WOVEN COTTON. PLEATED FROM WAIST DOWN. 5 HOOK & EYES FRONT CLOSURES. ARMHOLES AND NECKLINE FINISHED WITH BIASED TAPE
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
Catalogue Number
P19860028000
Acquisition Date
1985-07
Collection
Museum
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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
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Other Name
MALE COSTUME
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
DEERSKIN (LEATHER), PLASTIC BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19738502002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MALE COSTUME
Date
1969
Materials
DEERSKIN (LEATHER), PLASTIC BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Description
FRONT HAS TRIANGULAR PCE TO COVER OPENING WITH BLUE & RED PLASTIC BEADWORK. BLUE, RED & WHITE BEADWORK PANELS ON SLEEVE & RUNNING FROM SHOULDER DOWN FRONT & BACK. LONG FRINGE FROM SLEEVE & ALONG YOKE. TRIANGULAR NECK PCE AT BACK WITH RED, & BLUE BEADWORK. SLEEVE SPLIT, & NUMEROUS STAINS EVIDENT. REPAIRED IN 1975. BEADWORK IS A GEOMETRIC DESIGN. RIP TO NECK BACK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
MADE BY SARAH WOLFCHILD. COSTUME WAS ORDERED & MADE VERY QUICKLY FOR THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. RECEIVED IN MAY OF 1969. FAMILY HELPED WITH COSTUME, BEADWORK COMPLETED ON A LOOM RATHER THAN HAND SEWN BECAUSE OF HASTE FOR JOB COMPLETION. BEAD DESIGN IS THAT OF THE EAGLE PLUME FAMILY. MAKER IS DECEASED. INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY DAUGHTER OF MAKER, EVANGALINE WOLFCHILD (06/10/92). SEE ALSO P19738502001
Catalogue Number
P19738502002
Acquisition Date
1969-05
Collection
Museum
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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
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Other Name
P19860029001-002-GA, P19860022000-0028000-GA, SKIRT AND APRON (SET) P19860034000-0036000-GA
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1860
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19860029000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19860029001-002-GA, P19860022000-0028000-GA, SKIRT AND APRON (SET) P19860034000-0036000-GA
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1860
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 SKIRT. 100.5(L) X 36(W - WAIST) COTTON, LINEN. CREAM, RUST, MAUVE, BLUE, GOLD, BLACK. SIZE: MEDIUM. HAND SPUN AND WOVEN PLEATED SKIRT, PLEATS SEWN DOWN TO HIP LINE. BLACK WAISTBAND, BUTTONS ON LEFT SIDE WITH 1 BUTTON. GEOMETRIC DESIGNS RUN HORIZONTALLY AROUND SKIRT. BASIC COLOUR IS CREAM. .2 APRON. 72(L - W/O TIES) X 62(W- BOTTOM HEM) COTTON, WOOL. BURGUNDY, GREY, BLUE, WHITE, GREEN, RED AND YELLOW. HAND WOVEN, BURGUNDY BACKGROUND, 5 BLUE AND WHITE VERTICAL STRIPES. 5 VERTICAL ROWS OF WOOL EMBROIDERED FLOWERS, RED/WHITE, RED/YELLOW, GREEN LEAVES AND STEMS. ATTACHED TO GREY WAISTBAND WHICH BUTTON ON LEFT SIDE WITH AN AQUA BUTTON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE DONOR ESTIMATES THE COSTUME TO BE 150 YEARS OLD, IT WAS MADE BY HER ANCESTRAL MATERNAL GREAT-GRANDMOTHER (6 GENERATIONS BACK). THE COSTUME IS ENTIRELY HANDMADE AND EXEMPLIFIES FINE FOLK ART. THE ORNATELY DECORATED APRON IS CONSIDERED THE "HEART" OF LITHUANIA COSTUMES.
Catalogue Number
P19860029000
Acquisition Date
1985-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SKIRT & APRON SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19860034000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKIRT & APRON SET
Date
1945
Materials
WOOL, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 SKIRT. 90.5(L) X 49(W - WAIST). WOOL, LINEN. BLUE, BLACK, GREEN, RUST, PINK, ORANGE. SIZE: LADIES EXTRA LARGE. VARIETY OF COLOURED VERTICAL STRIPED PLEATS ATTACHED TO A DARK BLUE WAIST BINDING WHICH BUTTONS ON LEFT SIDE WITH AN ANTIQUE GOLD COLOURED BUTTON. INSIDE HEM IS BOUND WITH A BLUE AND WHITE CHECKED MATERIAL. .2 APRON. 74(L - W/O TIES) X 66 (W-WAIST). WOOL, LINEN. GREEN, RUST, PINK, ORANGE, RED, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW. VARIETY OF COLOURED VERTICAL WOVEN STRIPES GATHERED AT TOP AND ATTACHED TO A MULTI-COLOURED BAND.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THIS COSTUME WAS MADE BY DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER, PETRE JONAUSKIENE, IN 1945. FABRIC IS ENTIRELY HAND MADE. THE SHEEP WERE SHEARED, THE WOOL WAS THEN WASHED, CARDED AND DYED. ALL THE COLOURS WERE DERIVED FROM FLOWERS AND TREE BARK BECAUSE NO COMMERCIAL DYES WERE AVAILABLE. AFTER THE WOOL WAS DYED IT WAS SPUN, THEN WOVEN INTO FABRIC. THE GRANDMOTHER WON MANY PRIZES FOR HER FINE WEAVING AND CREATIVITY AS A FOLK ARTIST.
Catalogue Number
P19860034000
Acquisition Date
1985-07
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
Less detail
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1929
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19860111000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1929
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
16.5
Width
68.0
Description
.1 KIMONO. GREEN. BACK OF KIMONO AND SLEEVES HAVE A SINGLE LEAF DESIGN, ONE PER SLEEVE AND BACK. APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PAINTED OR DYED IN PLACE, NOT PART OF FABRIC PRINT. LOWER THIRD OF SLEEVES AND BODY OF KIMONO EXHIBITS A NUMBER OF FLOWERS DYED BLUE, WHITE, PURPLE SHADES. A 10 CM TEAR HAS BEEN REPAIRED ON UPPER BACK OF GARMENT. RED LINING FOR SLEEVES, BODY AND COLLAR OF GARMENT. SOMEWHAT STAINED. BOTTOM PORTION OR GARMENT RATHER STAINED. .2 SASH. 13.7 CM X 116 CM (EXCLUSIVE OF TYING RIBBON). RED WITH WHITE TYING RIBBON. SASH SHAPED WITH BOW AND FASTENED WITH TWO LENGTHS OF ATTACHED RIBBON. SASH HAS AN UNKNOWN STIFFENING MATERIAL SEWN IN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR STATES KIMONO WAS PURCHASED IN JAPAN IN 1920'S. DONOR BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1907. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THIS KIMONO. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DOROTHY SAINT-AMOUR (NEE DANIEL) WAS BORN IN 1907, THE SECOND DAUGHTER OF CHARLES ROLAND AND MAURINE DANIEL. SHE MARRIED ROBINSON SAINT-AMOUR ON JANUARY 7, 1933 IN NEW YORK. DOROTHY PASSED AWAY ON MAY 14, 1988. HER MOTHER, MAURINE, WAS BORN IN MISSOURI ON JANUARY 4, 1881 AND MOVED TO THE LETHBRIDGE AREA WITH HER HUSBAND IN 1905. MAURINE PASSED AWAY AT AGE 73 IN NOVEMBER 1954. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19860111000
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
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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
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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
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, POLYESTER, SATIN THREAD, METALLIC THREAD
Catalogue Number
P19860038000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1967
Materials
SATIN, POLYESTER, SATIN THREAD, METALLIC THREAD
No. Pieces
2
Description
BLACK, GOLD, RED, BLUE, GREEN, PINK, ORANGE. SIZE MEDIUM. BLACK SATIN JAPANESE KIMONO WITH GOLD POLYESTER LINING, SEWN ENTIRELY BY HAND. EMBROIDERED ON FRONT PANELS AND BOTH SLEEVES IN GOLD METALLIC AND ORANGE THREAD ARE SWIRL DESIGNS. EMBROIDERED ON BACK ARE GOLD METALLIC PADDED DRAGON, GREEN TREES, PINK, BLUE, RED, WHITE PAGODA ROOF AND A GOLD & SILVER METALLIC PADDED TIGER. 1.4 CM SATIN BELT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR PURCHASED THE KIMONO WHEN HE VISITED JAPAN IN 1967. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A KIMONO DONATED BY FRED KING. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. FREDERICK “FRED” THOMAS KING WAS BORN IN LONDON, ENGLAND ON JANUARY 21, 1904 AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1919, ARRIVING IN EITHER MAPLE CREEK, SK OR SWIFT CURRENT, SK. HE LIVED IN WINNIPEG, MB FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WHERE HE “TOOK A FARM ENGINEERING COURSE … THEN [HE] WORKED FOR CP RAIL’S CONSTRUCTION BRANCH IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE ALSO WORKED ON BUILDING THE MAPLE LEAF REFINERY AT COUTTS BEFORE COMING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1927 TO OPEN A SERVICE STATION” ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT HIS DEATH PUBLISHED ON MARCH 10, 1986 IN THE HERALD. THIS ARTICLE CONTINUES: “HE WORKED FOR BAALIM MOTORS FOR YEARS. HIS DRIVE FOR INDEPENDENCE RESULTED IN FRED KING MOTORS IN 1945, WITH A STUDEBAKER FRANCHISE. THREE YEARS LATER, HE OPENED BRAND NEW PREMISES AT 11TH STREET AND 3RD AVENUE S. WHEN STUDEBAKER CEASED TO MANUFACTURE CARS, KING SECURED A CHRYSLER DEALERSHIP (DODGE AND DESOTO) WHICH HE OPERATED UNTIL RETIRING IN 1972.” THIS ARTICLE ALSO LISTS FRED’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE MILITARY/MILITIA, AND INVOLVEMENT IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY GROUPS INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE GYRO CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE GOLD AND COUNTRY CLUB, THE CHINOOK CLUB, THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, AS WELL AS SERVING MORE THAN 52 YEARS WITH THE LETHBRIDGE SHRINE CLUB. FRED’S OBITUARY, PUBLISHED ON MARCH 11, 1986 LISTS HIS ACHIEVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTS: “MR. KING WAS APPOINTED HONORARY LIEUTENANT COL. 18TH FIELD RGT. ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY 1965 AND HONORARY COL. 1969-1977. HE WAS ALSO APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA FROM 1971-1977 AND SERVED ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ALBERTA ARMY CADET LEAGUE FROM 1971-1978 AND WAS PRESIDENT FROM 1975-1976.” FRED’S FIRST WIFE, MARY KING (NEE MCNAUGHTON) PASSED AWAY IN 1963. SHE WAS A TEACHER AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. FOLLOWING HER DEATH, FRED WAS REMARRIED TO NANCY TIDMARSH. FRED PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON MARCH 8, 1986. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19860038000
Acquisition Date
1985-10
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
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
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
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
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
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, SILK, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20130015000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1955
Materials
SATIN, SILK, THREAD
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.2
Length
92
Width
36
Description
A - CHILD’S KIMONO, PURPLE SATIN WITH PATTERNING DEPICTING CRANES, CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWERS IN WHITE, RED, BLUE AND GREEN. VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL - SOME FRAYED THREADS ALONG SEAM EDGES. 0.2H X 92L X 36W B - SILK SASH WITH REPEATING FLORAL AND DOT PATTERN IN PINK AND RED. VERY GOOD CONDITION - TWO SMALL BROWN STAINS ON RIGHT SIDE. 0.02H X 137.5L X 28.5W C - WOVEN BELT WITH GREY AND MAROON HORIZONTAL STRIPE PATTERN. BRAIDED THREAD TIES AT EACH END. VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL. 0.05H X 152L X 10.5W
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THIS KIMONO BELONGED TO THE DONOR, IRENE SAKAMOTO, WHO WORE IT DURING DANCE PERFORMANCES PROGRAMMED FOR THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH CONGREGATION IN THE 1950S. IN JULY 2013, GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED SAKAMOTO ABOUT THE KIMONO AND HER FAMILY’S RELOCATION AND LIFE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. SAKAMOTO SAID: “I WAS ONLY TWO MONTHS OLD WHEN WE CAME TO ALBERTA [IN 1942]. WE WERE SHIPPED FROM PITT MEADOWS TO TABER. ORIGINALLY WE WERE ASSIGNED TO GO TO WINNIPEG, BUT MY GRANDFATHER THOUGHT BECAUSE I WAS A BABY… HE FELT THE TRIP TO WINNIPEG WOULD BE TOO MUCH FOR MY MOTHER... SO HE APPLIED TO GO TO TABER. WHEN WE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE, THE PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING TO TAKE US ARRIVED IN SORT OF LIKE A WAGON AND TOOK US TO THE FARM IN TABER… I THINK IT WAS A SHACK OF SOME SORT THAT THEY HAD US SETTLE IN… I DON’T KNOW WHAT WAS IN THIS SHACK BEFORE, BUT WE HAD TO LIVE THERE… [WHEN] WE LIVED AT VALGARDSON’S FARM, THIS LADY CALLED MRS. CONSKY WOULD COME WITH HER CAR TO PICK UP ALL OF US JAPANESE KIDS AND TAKE US TO THE GOSPEL HALL… AND MY GRANDPA MUST NOT HAVE LIKED THAT, SO SOMEHOW THEY MANAGED TO GET DONATIONS AND WHAT-NOT AND THEY WERE ABLE TO EITHER PURCHASE THIS OLD HUNGARIAN HALL THAT, IT WAS A SMALL BUILDING, WHETHER IT WAS DONATED BY THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE, I DON’T KNOW THAT PART, BUT WE HAD A SMALL [BUDDHIST] CHURCH AT THAT TIME. THEN OUR MEMBERS STARTED INCREASING, AND THEN WE GOT MORE DONATIONS SO THEY WERE ABLE TO BUILD THE OTHER PORTION OF IT… WE MOVED INTO [TABER] WHEN I WAS SIX [IN 1948]… AT RAYMOND, PICTURE BUTTE, COALDALE, WHEREVER THERE WAS A BUDDHIST CHURCH, WE DANCED… AND MY AUNT… SHE WOULD TEACH US HOW TO DO SOME OF THE DANCING AND MY MOTHER WOULD INTERPRET THE MUSIC AND WHATNOT TO MY AUNT, BECAUSE MY AUNT COULDN’T, WELL SHE PROBABLY COULD READ JAPANESE, BUT NOT LIKE MY MOTHER COULD. AND THEN THEY WOULD FORM SOME KIND OF DANCE PIECE… [DANCING] WAS SOMETHING FOR US TO DO, YOU KNOW. AND WE’D GO, PILE INTO THE CAR AND GO TO PRACTICE. AND WE’D BE WITH OUR FRIENDS… BECAUSE, WELL, CHURCH WAS FUN, YOU KNOW. IT’S NOT LIKE IT IS NOW, BUT IT WAS FUN AT THAT TIME, BECAUSE WE ALL, IT WAS MORE LIKE A SOCIAL GATHERING I THINK, MORE SO THAN ANYTHING… THE OLDER LADIES WOULD DRESS US... AND I WAS ONE THAT HAD TO HAVE MY SASH REALLY TIGHT. I COULDN’T STAND IT WHEN IT WAS LOOSE. EVEN TO DO A DANCE, I COULDN’T STAND IT, SO THERE WAS ALWAYS TWO LADIES THAT WOULD GRAB HOLD OF THIS THING [GESTURING TO P20130015000.2) AND THEY’D SAY SOMETHING IN JAPANESE ABOUT ME WANTING IT THAT TIGHT, AND HOW COULD SHE MOVE, BUT THAT’S THE WAY I LIKED IT… [CHURCH SERVICES WERE] ALL IN JAPANESE… THE MINISTERS WERE ALL FROM JAPAN, I’M SURE. WE COULDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WERE SAYING. AND WE WERE FORTUNATE, WE HAD A MOTHER WHO WAS FROM JAPAN AND MY DAD WAS CANADIAN-BORN. IF WE GOT STUCK WITH A WORD IN ENGLISH, MY DAD WAS THERE TO TRANSLATE FOR US… SO THE MINISTER WOULD GET UP IN JAPANESE TO SPEAK TO THE CONGREGATION. WHAT WE HAD TO DO WHEN WE WERE GOING TO CHURCH IS WE WOULD GO UP TO THE FRONT AND WE’D DO OUR LITTLE THING, AND WE’D GET CANDY OR A CHOCOLATE BAR OR SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, FOR BEING SO GOOD FOR COMING TO CHURCH… THAT’S HOW THEY KEPT US KIDS COMING, I THINK. AND WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR THE MINISTER TO SPEAK, THEY TOOK US OUT [TO SUNDAY SCHOOL]… IT WAS HARD TO UNDERSTAND HIM, AND THEN, BEING KIDS, WE’D START MAKING NOISES AND WHATNOT, SO WE WERE TOLD TO GO... WE VERY SELDOM SAT IN A SERVICE… AND THAT’S WHY, WHEN I CAME HERE TO LETHBRIDGE, I ASKED A LADY WHO SPOKE ENGLISH TO EXPLAIN TO ME SOMETHING ABOUT THE BUDDHIST RELIGION, AND SHE COULDN’T. SO THEN I THOUGHT, ‘I’M NOT GOING TO CHURCH ANYMORE.’ SO I QUIT DANCING AND I QUIT GOING TO CHURCH [AT SIXTEEN]… I THINK A LOT OF US GOT AWAY FROM IT... WE USED TO HAVE A YOUNG BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION [BUT] IT’S GONE BY THE WAYSIDE. AND SO, A FEW OF MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE, THEIR KIDS ARE MARRIED… TO CAUCASIAN PEOPLE… AND THAT’S WHAT ONE OF MY FRIENDS WAS SAYING, YOU KNOW. IT’S NOT THAT SHE WAS PREJUDICED ABOUT ANY OF THESE MARRIAGES, DON’T GET ME WRONG, BUT SHE JUST SAID, WE HAD THESE DANCES, AND THAT’S WHERE WE MET OTHER JAPANESE GIRLS OR BOYS OR WHATEVER, AND SHE SAYS, ‘NOW THERE ISN’T ANY SUCH THINGS.’… WHEN I CAME TO LETHBRIDGE, I STARTED GOING TO SOME OF THE YBA FUNCTIONS. AND I WENT TO THE DANCES IN TABER, RAYMOND AND ALL THOSE PLACES. AND NEW YEAR’S DANCE WAS THE MAIN THING… AND AT MIDNIGHT THERE WOULD BE A BOWL OF NOODLES. THAT WAS THE TRADITION. BUT IT’S NO MORE, I MEAN THERE’S NO SUCH THING LIKE THAT… I’M PROUD OF MY JAPANESE HISTORY, OR HERITAGE I SHOULD SAY, BUT I DON’T KNOW IF IT SHAPED ME. ALL I KNOW IS I DID LOVE [DANCING].” FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130015000
Acquisition Date
2013-07
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, 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

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