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Other Name
WEDDING DRESS
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19970020003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEDDING DRESS
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
146
Width
46
Description
IVORY SATIN FORMAL WEDDING DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES AND A BUSTLE ON THE BACK. DRESS HAS SHEER FABRIC ABOVE THE SHOULDERS, AND A SATIN ROSE IN THE FRONT CENTRE WITH SATIN LEAVES IN A ROW ACROSS THE FRONT, AROUND THE SHOULDERS AND ACROSS THE BACK. WAIST HAS A BUSTLE ON EACH HIP, WHICH SWEEPS AROUND AND IS SEWN TO BACK UNDER ANOTHER BUSTLE. DRESS FASTENS UP THE BACK WITH MANY TINY SATIN COVERED BUTTONS. SKIRT IS PLAIN SATIN, AND HAVE A POINTED CUFF. LIKE NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
IN 1949 THE DONOR PURCHASED THE DRESS FOR HER MARRIAGE, AT THE MAYFAIR SHOP IN LETHBRIDGE FOR $39.95. ACCORDING TO DONOR IT WAS A WORKING CLASS GIRL'S DRESS AND ALSO WAS NEVER WORN AGAIN. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY JEAN KOSKOSKI. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN JUDY KOSKOSKI (NEE FRANCESCHI) IS THE SECOND DAUGHTER OF CARL FRANCESCHI AND MARY FRANCESCHI (NEE LINTERIS). SHE WAS MARRIED TO WILLIAM “BILL” KOSKOSKI ON MAY 14, 1949 AT SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH, WITH THE RECEPTION AND DANCE BEING HELD AT THE MARQUIS HOTEL. JEAN AND BILL’S WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT DESCRIBE THE FOLLOWING: “THE BRIDE, WHO ENTERED THE CHURCH ON THE ARM OF HER FATHER, CHOSE A GOWN OF WHITE SHIMMERING SATIN, WITH SHEER YOKE, LONG LILY POINT SLEEVES AND A FULL SKIRT WITH BUSTLE BACK AND SIDE PANNIERS.” WILLIAM “BILL” KOSKOSKI WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HARDIEVILLE, THE OLDEST SON OF NICK AND MARY KOSKOSKI (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). HE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE CPR FROM 1942 UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1962. BILL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 68 ON MARCH 6, 1989. MARY FRANCESCHI WAS BORN IN ITALY AND MOVED TO ALBERTA AS AN INFANT. SHE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 15, 1986. HER HUSBAND CARL PASSED AWAY IN 1963. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19970020003
Acquisition Date
1997-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990083002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Date
1996
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
67.0
Width
49.5
Description
YELLOW. AROUND NECK, CUFFS, AND BOTTOM OF SWEATSHIRT IS RIBBING. ON FRONT OF SWEATSHIRT IS THE WORD "LETHBRIDGE" MADE UP OF THE IMAGES OF DIFFERENT OBJECTS, INCLUDING SPORTS EQUIPMENT, A STALK OF WHEAT, AND A SNOWMAN. BELOW THIS READS "ALBERTA WINTER GAMES 1996 VOLUNTEER". ON THE BACK OF SWEATSHIRT IS A RED SAFEWAY LOGO, BELOW WHICH READS "SAFEWAY FEEDING THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT" IN BLACK. AN EMBROIDERED TAG INSIDE BACK OF NECK READS "FLAG WEAR". ANOTHER TAG UNDERNEATH THIS READS "CA 12044", ETCETERA. A PRICE TAG READING "1.00" IS STAPLED TO TAG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
PURCHASED FOR BY MUSEUM C.A.O. WILMA WOOD, FOR MUSEUM, IN 1999.
Catalogue Number
P19990083002
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041920
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
74.5
Width
55.5
Description
WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT WITH SILK SCREEN IMAGE ON FRONT WITH A YOUNG GIRL TRYING ON A MILITARY WEDGE CAP. CAPTION READS "TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT: MEMORIES FROM OUR YOUTH DURING WORLD WAR II".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
T-SHIRT WAS GIVEN TO DONOR AT A CONFERENCE OPENING THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK "TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT", WHICH IS A WORK OF COLLECTED ESSAYS BY CANADIAN AUTHORS RELATING THEIR CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR (DONOR CONTRIBUTED TO BOOK). THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041920
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
24.4
Width
15.5
Description
WHITE COTTON SWEATSHIRT WITH NAVY BLUE TEXT READING, "TIME AIR" ON FRONT. LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "SUNWEAR, MADE IN CANADA, M/M."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECIEVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS PARTICULAR SHIRT WAS ONE OF THE EARLIER DESIGNS, AND IT'S AVALIBILITY PREDATES MOGUS'S EMPLOYMENT, WHICH BEGAN IN 1991. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20080004001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
Acquisition Date
2008-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010110000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Date
1987
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
70.0
Width
74.5
Description
WHITE SWEATSHIRT WITH RED TEXT ARRANGED IN AN ARC OVER A CARTOON CARICATURE OF SOME SORT PLAYING CURLING. THE TEXT STATES "THE SCOTT TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS" THE CARICATURE IS WEARING A COWBOY HAT THAT HAS THE DATE "1987" ON IT AS WELL AS THE TEXT "LETHBRIDGE".
Subjects
CLOTHING -- OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
SPORTS
History
THE DONOR BOUGHT THIS AT THE TOURNAMENT IN 1987 THAT WAS HELD AT THE SPORTSPLEX. DONOR VOLUNTEERED AT THE EVENT SELLING SOUVENIRS. AT THIS TIME SHE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CIVIC CURLING. SHE GREW UP IN MANITOBA AND BEGAN CURLING THERE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SWEATER DONATED BY DIANNE DIRK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. DIANNE DIRK WAS BORN IN BRANDON, MB ON AUGUST 21, 193, THE SECOND CHILD OF LORNE AND MILDRED STORY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS RAISED IN OAK LAKE, MB AND MOVED TO CALGARY AS A YOUNG WOMAN. THERE SHE MET AND MARRIED JEROME “JERRY” DIRK IN 1965. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1975. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, DIANNE WAS AN ACTIVE HOMEMAKER, ACTIVE IN HER GRANDCHILDREN’S LIVES, AND ALSO ENJOYED CURLING, SQUARE DANCING, CAMPING, AND PLAYING BRIDGE. DIANNE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 73 ON AUGUST 21, 2001. THE SCOTT TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS TOOK PLACE IN LETHBRIDGE FROM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 TO SATURDAY MARCH 7, 1987. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P20010110000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.5
Width
29.0
Description
WHITE T-SHIRT WITH IMAGE OF PLANE FLYING HEAD-ON. TEXT, "TIME AIR" REPEATED THROUGHOUT DESIGN, IN ADDITION TO THE WORDS, "THE SPIRIT OF INFLIGHT." LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "...MADE IN CANADA, SCREEN STARS BEST."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECEIVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS T-SHIRT WAS ONE OF THREE DESIGNS THAT WERE MADE AVAILABLE FROM 1991 TO 1992. THIS PARTICULAR DESIGN WAS AVAILABLE FOR TIME AIR INFLIGHT STAFF ONLY. THE OTHER TWO DESIGNS HAD THE LOGOS, "TIME AIR- FLYING OVER THE MOUNTAINS" AND "TIME AIR FLYING CLUB". SHIRTS, ALONG WITH OTHER TIME AIR MERCHANDISE, WERE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE TIME AIR STORE LOCATED IN CALGARY. MERCHANDISE INCLUDED ITEMS SUCH AS CLOTHING, STAFF YEARBOOKS, PINS, LUGGAGE, AND COOKBOOKS. PRODUCTS WERE OFTEN PURCHASED BY CO-WORKERS AS GIFTS FOR BIRTHDAYS AND CHRISTMAS. ON OCCASION, WORKERS WERE GIFTED MERCHANDISE TO COMMEMORATE SPECIAL EVENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
Acquisition Date
2008-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
COAT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
DENIM, CANVAS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19940008000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1960
Materials
DENIM, CANVAS, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
67.8
Width
53
Description
BLACK DENIM JACKET HAS POLO COLLAR AND A FLAP POCKET ON EACH SIDE OF THE CHEST. ABOVE THE LEFT POCKET IS A WHITE, YELLOW, RED AND GREEN OVAL BADGE THAT READS "6 LETHBRIDGE DRY GINGER ALE". HAVE ELBOW PATCHES ON SLEEVES THAT EXTEND TO WRISTS. CUFFS HAVE LEATHER TRIM AND FASTEN WITH BUTTON AND HOLE. EACH SLEEVE HAS TWO BLACK BUTTONS. IS SHORT WAISTED JACKET WITH A THICK HEM AROUND THE BOTTOM. FASTENS UP MIDDLE WITH STEEL ZIPPER THAT READS "LIGHTENING" AND "LF" EACH IN TWO PLACES. HAS A KNIFE PLEAT ALONG BOTH SIDES SEAMS IN BACK ALONG WAIST ON EACH SIDE IS TAB THAT FASTENS AT ONE END TO A BUTTON WHICH IS ADJUSTABLE TO ANOTHER BUTTON. INSIDE WAIST ARE TWO TAGS. ONE READS "LETHBRIDGE U198 A WILLIS SEPT 18, 59" ALONG SIDE IS "SPECIAL ORDER 32451". ON BOTTOM IS LOGO. OTHER TAG READS IN BLUE AND GOLD "TIP TOP CLOTHES GOLDEN JUBILEE". INSIDE LINING AROUND EDGES. LINING IS WEARING AND FRAYING. IS MISSING LEFT POCKET BUTTON. EDGES OF ELBOW PATCHES ARE FRAYING. LEATHER TRIM ON WRISTS IS CRACKING. MINOR SOILING ON LEFT SHOULDER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
USED PRIOR TO 1960 WHEN POP SHOP WAS OPEN. WORN BY DONOR'S FATHER, ALBERT WILLIS, WHO WORKED IN THE POP SHOP AND RETIRED IN 1977. PART OF THE UNIFORM FOR BREWERY WORKERS THAT DELIVERED POP IN THE CITY. THE UNIFORMS WERE CUSTOM MADE FOR THE DRIVERS BY LEO SINGER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BREWERY’S PRODUCTION OF SOFT DRINKS, SEE RECORD P19900020003-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19940008000
Acquisition Date
1994-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061009
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
80.5
Width
105.0
Description
NAVY BLUE, COTTON T-SHIRT. IN SILKSCREEN, ON FRONT OF SHIRT, IS "EATON'S" IN BEIGE. BELOW THIS IS A LOWER CASE LETTER "E" INSIDE A CIRCLE, IN LIGHT BLUE. TO THE BOTTOM, RIGHT OF THIS IS "TM" IS LIGHT BLUE. WHITE TAG ON INSIDE, COLLAR READS "HANES" IN RED, AND "BEEFY-T" IN WHITE ON A BLUE BACKGROUND. BELOW THIS READS "ADULT XL (46-48)". THERE IS ANOTHER WHITE TAG BELOW THIS THAT GIVES INFO. ON SHIRT, AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061009
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990061010
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1997
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
80.0
Width
103.5
Description
WHITE, COTTON. IN SILKSCREEN ON FRONT OF SHIRT, IS A RED RECTANGLE. EACH CORNER OF RECTANGLE HAS A BLACK SQUARE WITH A RED HEART IN IT. WITHIN THE RECTANGLE READS "EATON'S ONE SWEET SALE SCRATCH & SAVE UP TO 50% OFF", IN WHITE. ON EITHER SIDE OF THE WORD "SALE" IS THE IMAGE OF BETTY BOOP. ON INSIDE OF COLLAR IS A WHITE TAG THAT IS EMBROIDERED WITH "GILDAN HEAVY WEIGHT PRE-SHRUNK 100% COTTON/COTON U.S.A. COMPONENTS ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO XL/TG". UNDERSIDE OF THIS LABEL GIVES CARE INSTRUCTIONS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. T-SHIRT HAS NOT BEEN WORN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MUSEUM OBTAINED ITEMS FROM LETHBRIDGE EATON'S STORE IN 1999. DUE TO COMPANY BANKRUPTCY, EATON'S STORES ACROSS CANADA WERE CLOSED, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE LOCATION IN PARK PLACE MALL. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE T. EATON COMPANY STORES IN LETHBRIDGE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE'S EATON'S STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM GALT ARCHIVES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM THE FALL OF 1988. THE T. EATON COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN TORONTO IN 1869 BY TIMOTHY EATON. THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE EATON'S 'TECO' STORE WAS OPENED IN 1927 IN THE BASEMENT OF THE DOMINION BLOCK ON THE CORNER OF 4 AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTH. AFTER A FIRE, THE BUILDING WAS RENOVATED AND COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER BY THE EATON'S STORE, WHICH OPERATED IN THAT LOCATION UNDER PERIODIC RENOVATIONS FROM 1929 UNTIL THE OPENING OF THE PARK PLACE MALL IN 1988, IN WHICH EATON'S WAS AN ANCHOR RETAILER. IN 1989 A PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION WAS TEMPORARILY PUT ON DISPLAY IN THE VACANT EATON'S BUILDING, AND PROPOSALS WERE MADE TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PERMANENT, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD AND DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BANK OF MONTREAL BRANCH. IN 1999 THE EATON'S STORE IN PARK PLACE MALL CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE LARGER T. EATON COMPANY LIMITED. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930072001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990061010
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Description
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME. 1. (2 PCE)GLD PAPER CAP WITH PRPL WITH WHT CUSHION . 2. SHEER WHITE KIMONO, LENGTH 78.0, WIDTH 105.3. ADORNED WITH PRPL DYE AND STAMPED WITH GLD CELESTIAL BIRD DESIGN. LEFT SLEEVE HAD YLLW AND GRN THE RIGHT SLEEVE ALSO HAS A BIT OF YLLW. 3. PRPLE HAKAMA SKIRT, LENGTH 56.0, WIDTH 57.8. BATIK REPEATED PATTERN IN TWO ROWS ACROSS BOTTOM HALF OF PANT. SILK RIBBON ACCENTS BELT AREA OF SKIRT. SKIRT TIES ON BOTH SIDES FOR CLOSURE. 4. (2 PCE) BELT IS SHEER WITH GLD IMPRINT OF FLOWER, LENGTH 128.0, WIDTH 4.6.TEXT ON BACK READS, "WOMEN'S BUDDHIST ASS'N, NEW WESTMINSTER B.C."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
COSTUMES WERE WORN BY THE YOUNGEST MEMBERS OF THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE LOCATED IN RAYMOND, ALBERTA. FOR AT LEAST FIFTY YEARS, CHILDREN DRESSED UP IN THE ELABORATE GARMENTS AS PART OF RELIGION’S ‘CHIGO’ OR YOUNG-CHILDREN CEREMONY. THE PROCESSIONAL EVENT REQUIRED THAT THE CHILDREN DRESS AS HEAVENLY BEINGS. BOYS WORE A STIFF HAT OF LACQUERED GAUZE CALLED AN ‘EBOSHI’ WHILE GIRLS WORE THE CROWN OF THE PHOENIX BIRD KNOWN AS A ‘TENKAN’. THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED AT THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST TEMPLE EVERY FIVE YEARS, COMMENCING ON THE DATE OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION (1929) AND ENDING ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PAPER LOTUS FLOWERS WERE MADE LOCALLY AND THE GARMENTS WERE IMPORTED FROM JAPAN. FOR ALMOST EIGHTY YEARS, THE TEMPLE SERVED THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF MANY AMONG SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S JAPANESE COMMUNITY. IT ACTED AS A CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST TEACHING AND JAPANESE CULTURE UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2006. THESE COSTUMES, IN ADDITION TO OTHER SPIRITUAL OBJECTS INCLUDING THE TEMPLE’S SHRINE, WERE DONATED TO THE GALT AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S CLOSING AND EVENTUAL SALE. CEREMONY WHERE THIS COSTUME WAS LAST WORN WAS PERFORMED FOR THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE'S FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. PERFORMED FOR THE TEMPLE'S INAUGURATION, 10TH, 20TH, 25, 30, 35, 40...ETC EVERY 5TH YEAR. DONOR HAS PHOTOS OF COSTUMES BEING WORN DURING THE ANNIVERSARIES (SEE PERMANENT FILE). DONOR PRESUMES THAT THE MATERIAL DATES TO 1929 TO 1930. SEE P20070014000 FOR INFORMATION ON GIRLS CHIGO COSTUME AND P20030041001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE. ON APRIL 26, 2009 THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, LOCATED IN LETHBRIDGE, WAS THE SITE OF AN O-CHIGO CHILDREN’S PARADE, HELD AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION CEREMONY. VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF O-CHIGO COSTUMES, REPRESENTING THE ONE DONATED, CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES, RELATED TO THE 2009 DEDICATION EVENT. ADDITIONALLY, O-CHIGO RELATED PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND RELATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES. FINALLY, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM IS IN POSSESSION OF HISTORIC 40S ERA FOOTAGE OF TEMPLE EVENTS, RELATED TO THE RAM’S COLLECTION OF A SHRINE FROM PICTURE BUTTE.
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
UNIFORM DRESS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073180
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIFORM DRESS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
89
Width
71
Description
WHITE COTTON CHEMISE-STYLE UNIFORM DRESS. SHORT SLEEVES WITH UPTURNED CUFFS. COLLAR, WITH TWO PEARL BUTTONS AT NECKLINE. FRONT TUCKS DOWN LENGTH OF FRONT TO HEMLINE. TWO LARGE POCKETS ON SKIRT FRONT. ZIPPER AT BACK. TAG INSIDE NECKLINE WITH "LACROSS PROFESSIONAL UNIFORMS SANFORIZED PLUS WASH AND WEAR". HEM HAS BEEN TAKEN UP SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER. MANY NEW IMMIGRANTS FOUND EMPLOYMENT IN THE SERVICE SECTOR, INCLUDING RESTAURANTS, CONVENIENCE STORES, AND LAUNDRIES. THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO MYRA ING, THE DONOR’S MOTHER. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SEVERAL GROCETERIAS AND RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY BETWEEN THE 1950'S AND THE 1980'S. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073180
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LONG SLEEVED, “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… ROAD RACE… 1992”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LONG SLEEVED, “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… ROAD RACE… 1992”
Date
1992
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66
Width
144
Description
WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK, GREEN, BLUE, PINK AND YELLOW INK. IMAGE DEPICTS AN AERIAL MAP OF ROADS AND RIVER, WITH A GOLFER, BUILDING, TEEPEE, DEER, FIGURES RUNNING, GOOSE, AND HAND FIRING A STARTER GUN. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… APRIL 11 1992 – ROAD RACE”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF GRAPES AND APPLES, WITH TEXT READING “M – 100% COTTON PRESHRUNK – FRUIT OF THE LOOM – MADE IN U.S.A.” GENERAL STAINING AND YELLOWING OF FABRIC, ESPECIALLY AROUND NECK BAND; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030004
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1976”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1976”
Date
1976
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Width
78
Description
RED COTTON T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK INK. IMAGE DEPICTS TWO FIGURES RUNNING IN FRONT OF A CIRCLE CONTAINING A SILHOUETTE OF A BRIDGE AND VALLEY. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “LETHBRIDGE 1976 – TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LA COURSE DU DIX”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND READS “TIGER BRAND X LARGE – CA01147 – 100% COTTON”. FABRIC IS FADED, WITH SOME AREAS OF BLEACH STAINING ON BACK AND SLEEVES; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030001
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1978”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1978”
Date
1978
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Width
78
Description
ORANGE COTTON T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK INK. IMAGE DEPICTS FIVE STYLIZED FIGURES RUNNING IN A LINE. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “LETHBRIDGE TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LA COURSE DU DIX – 1978”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF TIGER AND READS “L –G TIGER BRAND 100% COTTON – MADE IN/FAIT AU CANADA – CA01147”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030002
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1980”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20140030003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1980”
Date
1980
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
73
Width
78
Description
LIGHT BLUE COTTON/POLYESTER BLEND T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN DARK BLUE INK. IMAGE DEPICTS THREE FIGURES RUNNING IN A LINE INSIDE A ROUNDED RECTANGLE. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LETHBRIDGE - LA COURSE DU DIX - 1980”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF TIGER AND READS “L –G TIGER BRAND 50% COTTON 50% POLYESTER – MADE IN/FAIT AU CANADA – CA01147”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030003
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNION DAIRY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19920002000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNION DAIRY
Date
1958
Materials
COTTON, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
84.2
Width
71.5
Description
COTTON GABERDINE APRON WITH NECK & BACK STRAP. LOOPS FOR LEGS. "UNION MILK" EMBROIDERED IN RED THREAD ACROSS CHEST POCKET. POCKETS & SEAMS STICHED IN RE-THREAD, 7 POCKETS. APRON IN KHAKI OR OLIVE GREEN. 2 STEEL LOOPS FOR STRAPS. "M" IN BLACK INK ON INSIDE. 2. BOOK OF MATCHES (FROM INSIDE POCKET): "LFA CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING" ON FRONT. "UNITED FARMERS OF ALBERTA CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED" IN GREEN ON BACK. 3 MATCHES REMAIN; LARGE STAIN ON BACK OF BOOK. "FOREMOST MATCHES, REGINA".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
MADE IN EDMONTON AB. BY REYNOLDS MFG. CO. DONOR IS A RETIRED DAIRY WORKER WHO DELIVERED MILK IN LETHBRIDGE FOR UNION MILK AND ITS SUCCESSOR COMPANY. APRONS WERE USED TO CARRY MILK TOKENS & MONEY COLLECTED FROM CUSTOMERS FOR MILK & DAIRY PRODUCTS DELIVERY. DONOR USED AN APRON FROM 1958-86, WHEN HE RETIRED. SEE ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPH 1991107612751 FOR AN IMAGE OF JIM BROWN IN HIS UNION MILK APRON, DELIVERING MILK TO EVA MERCER. THE IMAGE WAS PART OF A BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY FUNDRAISING EFFORT RUN IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY JIM BROWN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH JIM’S SON, BRAD BROWN. JAMES “JIM” KING BROWN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 29, 1918 IN BEDLINGTON, ENGLAND, THE SON OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH BROWN (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). HE IMMIGRATED TO THE COALHURST AREA IN 1926 WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL 1937 WHEN HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. IN 1939, JIM ENLISTED IN THE ARMY AND SERVED OVERSEAS FOR SIX YEARS. HE MET JOYCE HATHAWAY IN APRIL 1944 AND THE TWO WERE MARRIED ON OCTOBER 31, 1944. FOLLOWING THE WAR, JIM WORKED A SERIES OF ODD JOBS, FINALLY WORKING FOR CRYSTAL DAIRIES. HIS FRIEND JOHN M. CREDICO WORKED WITH JIM FOR 35 YEARS AT THE DAIRY AND IN AN ARTICLE FROM MARCH 29, 1995 HAD THE FOLLOWING TO SAY ABOUT JIM: “’HE WAS A VERY TRUSTING FRIEND. IF YOU WERE EVER IN TROUBLE, HE’D BACK YOU UP ALL THE WAY.’ IF A CUSTOMER DIDN’T HAVE MILK MONEY, BROWN WAS KNOWN TO LEAVE A FULL BOTTLE ANYWAY. ‘THERE WAS NEVER A TIME WHEN A FAMILY WAS LEFT WITHOUT. HE OFTEN PAID OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET.’” HE RETIRED FROM THE DAIRIES IN 1983. JIM PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 ON MARCH 24, 1995. JIM’S SON BRAD HAD THE FOLLOWING TO SAY ABOUT HIS FATHER: “DAD STARTED WITH, ACTUALLY UNION DAIRY, THEN CRYSTAL DAIRY, THEN IT, IT WAS ACTUALLY BOUGHT BY ALL THESE DIFFERENT COMPANIES, BUT, ONE OF THE FIRST JOBS THAT HE HAD WHEN HE GOT OUT OF ACTIVE SERVICE, WORLD WAR II WITH THE CANADIAN ARTILLERY, THIRD ARMY. SO WHEN HE CAME BACK, THERE WAS NOT MUCH WORK, HE WAS JUST JUMPING FROM JOB TO JOB TO JOB, AND HE WORKED, WORKED IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY FOR A WHILE, JUST DOING OIL CHANGES AND WHAT HAVE YOU, BUT THEN HE GOT A JOB WITH UNION DAIRY. NOW, I BELIEVE IT WAS UNION BEFORE IT WAS CRYSTAL, IF IT WAS CRYSTAL BEFORE IT WAS UNION, I CAN’T, I CAN’T REMEMBER. BUT WHEN HE FIRST STARTED, IT WAS HORSE AND WAGON. SO, WHAT THEY WOULD DO, ESPECIALLY WITH THIS APRON, IT WAS ALMOST STANDARD ISSUE TO HAVE SOMETHING ON.” BRAD RECALLED THAT HIS FATHER HAD MANY APRONS LIKE THIS ONE: “HE HAD SEVERAL OF THEM, HE JUST, YOU KNOW, HE, HE’D WEAR ONE UNTIL IT WAS LITERALLY FALLING APART, AND THEN HE’D HAVE ANOTHER ONE IN THE CLOSET. AND DAD WOULD ALWAYS WEAR HIS UNION PINS ON ONE SIDE OF THE APRON, WHERE IT COME AROUND THE NECK. AND HE’D HAVE HIS TEAMSTERS, AND ALL OF HIS, SORT OF MEMBERSHIP BUTTONS ON THERE AS WELL. SO THAT ONE I BELIEVE IS PROBABLY IN THE BEST SHAPE, PROBABLY HE DIDN’T WEAR THAT TOO MUCH. BUT THE APRON WAS USED AS A HOLDER FOR TOKENS AND CHANGE AND A LOGBOOK ALMOST … I THINK THERE’S ACTUALLY FIVE POCKETS AND THAT LARGE FIFTH ONE WAS WHERE HE WOULD HAVE HIS LOG BOOK UP TOP WITH ALL THE PENS, AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE THAT IS. IT WOULD BE QUARTERS IN THE MIDDLE, NICKELS ON THE SIDE, DIMES ON THE SIDE AND THEN THE TOKENS WOULD GO IN THE BOTTOMS.” BRAD RECALLED HOW HE AND HIS BROTHERS WOULD RAID THE APRON FOR CHANGE: “HE WOULD WORK ALMOST A MONTH, AND THERE WOULD ALWAYS BE AN EXTRA, LET’S SAY FIFTEEN TO TWENTY DOLLARS AT THAT END OF THAT MONTH. BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD GIVE HIM A LITTLE MORE THAN HE NEEDED, AND HE WOULD JUST ACCUMULATE THIS MONEY. AND DAD KNEW WE WERE ACTUALLY GOING BEHIND HIS, WELL HE WOULD HANG IT ON HIS DOOR. STORY HERE, MY MOTHER AND FATHER SLEPT IN DIFFERENT BEDROOMS BECAUSE DAD HAD TO GET UP SO EARLY IN THE MORNING TO BE A MILK MAN. MY MOM NEEDED TO REST, SO SHE COULD SLEEP UNTIL AT LEAST 7 O’CLOCK. AND THE TRICK WAS, DAD WOULD SIT IN THE LIVING ROOM AND WE’D GO SNEAK INTO THE DINING ROOM AND RIGHT TO HIS BEDROOM. AND, AH, OUR DINING ROOM, THERE WAS TWO BEDROOMS RIGHT OFF OF THE DINING ROOM, ONE WAS MY BROTHER’S AND ONE WAS MY DAD’S. AND WE USED TO JUST SNEAK AROUND AND PUT OUR HANDS AROUND THE DOOR AND PULL COINS OUT. AND NOT VERY MUCH AT A TIME YOU KNOW, A NICK, WELL IT WOULDN’T BE A NICKEL, A QUARTER, THIRTY-FIVE CENTS, FORTY CENTS, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND WE’D TAKE IT AND WE’D EITHER BUY CONFECTIONARY CANDY, OR WE’D GO PLAY PINBALL DOWN AT THE …CAFÉ OR WHATEVER. WE LIVED RIGHT OFF OF 13TH STREET, SO, MANY, MANY STORES UP AND DOWN THERE GOT THAT MONEY FROM US ALL THE TIME. DAD KNEW IT, DAD KNEW IT ALL THE TIME, BECAUSE HE KNEW, IT WASN’T SHORT, IT WASN’T COMPANY MONEY, IT WAS HIS MONEY. INSTEAD OF HIM BEING BOTHERED ALL THE TIME FOR A NICKEL OR A DIME OR WHATEVER, WITH SIX BOYS, WELL, MY BROTHER MIKE WAS GONE BY THEN. SO HE HAD FIVE BOYS AT THE HOUSE ALWAYS, CONTINUALLY TRYING TO BUM MONEY OFF MY DAD. SO, IT GOT A LITTLE MORE DARING. NOW, THE COINS ARE NOTHING. COINS ARE EASY, BUT HE HAD ACTUAL BILLS, SO HE HAD ONE DOLLAR BILLS AND TWO DOLLAR BILLS AND FIVE DOLLAR BILLS IN HIS LOG BOOK. AND THAT’S WHERE WE – AND IF ANYONE, IT WAS ALMOST A DARE TO GO AND GRAB A DOLLAR. OR A TWO DOLLAR BILL OR A FIVE DOLLAR BILL … HE WAS VERY STRICT, AND HE KNEW DISCIPLINE, AND HE KNEW HOW TO BE POLITE, AND HE KNEW EVERYTHING. BUT STEALING WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST THINGS, ONE OF THE WORST THINGS. BUT THE OLD ADAGE WAS, HE ALWAYS KNEW WE WERE TAKING THE MONEY. RIGHT, AND, WHEN WE DID GET CAUGHT, AND VERY RARELY WE DID, BECAUSE HE KNEW. HE COULD HEAR THE, HE COULD HEAR THE DOOR RATTLING … YOU KNOW WE’D, AMONG US BROTHERS, WE WOULD, YOU KNOW WE’D TALK AMONG OURSELVES AND NEVER LET DAD IN ON IT, AND THE FUNNY THING ABOUT IT, I LATER, IN LIFE, I TALKED TO HIM ABOUT IT AND HE LAUGHED, HE SAYS, “I KNEW. I KNEW ALL THE TIME.” BECAUSE WE ALL WORKED WITH HIM TOO.” ASKED ABOUT HIS TYPICAL WORK DAY AND WEEK, BRAD ADDED: “THEY WORKED SIX DAYS. THEY WORKED MONDAY TO SATURDAY … AND I REMEMBER WHEN THEY FINALLY GOT THE SATURDAY’S OFF. AND THERE WAS, IT WAS THE GREATEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO HIM. THEN IT GOT TO A POINT THAT THE UNION GOT MORE INVOLVED AND QUALITY OF LIFE GOT A LITTLE BETTER, AND WHAT HAPPENED, THEY GOT WEDNESDAYS OFF TOO SO THEY WOULD GO MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY WOULD BE A HALF DAY. A HALF DAY, BEING, AND THIS, THIS IS ALMOST THE EVOLUTION OF WHAT WAS GOING ON THEN, THE HOME DELIVERY WAS GETTING PHASED OUT … WELL, DAD, DAD WOULD GET TO THE DAIRY, HE’D BE UP BY, PROBABLY ABOUT 5 O’CLOCK, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE BY 6. THEY’D CAR POOL, GET THERE BY ABOUT TWENTY AFTER SIX. [HE’D] GO IN, HAVE A COFFEE, KIND OF HAVE A BULL SESSION THERE. THEN THEY’D GET ONTO THE DOCKS, LOAD THEIR TRUCKS, COME IN FOR ONE LAST COFFEE KIND OF DEAL AND THEN THEY WOULD TAKE OFF. SO, THEY, IT WAS ALMOST A BY-LAW, AND I DON’T THINK THEY COULD GET GOING UNTIL 7 IN THE MORNING … [DAD WORKED] AS A HOME DELIVERY [MAN]. HE WAS A SUPERVISOR, SO HE DID ALL THE ROUTES, ALL THE WAY THROUGH LETHBRIDGE, SO HE GOT TO KNOW, LIKE EVERYBODY. AT ONE TIME, HE ENDED UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE WITH PEOPLE GIVING HIM KEYS TO GO INTO THE HOUSE TO CHECK THE REFRIGERATOR FOR MILK. AT, AT THE END, HE HAD, I THINK HE SAID ABOUT 265 KEYS ON A RING, AND HE WOULD KNOW WHICH KEY FIT EVERYONE’S HOUSE.” BRAD ELABORATED ON WHAT THE REST OF JIM’S UNIFORM LOOKED LIKE: “DAD ALWAYS WORE A TIE AND SHIRT, SHIRT AND TIE I SHOULD SAY. AND HE WOULD ALWAYS DRESS IMMACULATE (IN THAT KIND OF THING?), HIS SHOES, HIS BOOTS, HIS PANTS, EVERYTHING, HE WOULD ALWAYS KEEP THAT UNIFORM TOGETHER. AND AS THE YEARS WENT ON IT GOT A LITTLE MORE LAX, AND PEOPLE WERE IN SHORTS, YOU KNOW AND RUNNERS, AND STUFF LIKE THAT, AND DAD WOULD NEVER DO THAT. HE WOULD HAVE HIS BOOTS AND YOU KNOW, MOSTLY, MOST OF THE TIME THEY WERE ARMY BOOTS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND FOR A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19920002000
Acquisition Date
1992-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19860132002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Date
1985
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
78.0
Description
WHITE & BLACK "BASEBALL SHIRT" WITH 3/3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES & LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL CREST 1885-1985 ON LEFT BREAST. TAG SEWN AT BACK OF NECK READS "BRIGHTLINE SPORTSWEAR MFG. INC. 50% POLYESTER COTTON/COTON MADE IN CANADA FABRIQUE AU CANADA CA 05321 XL/TG".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SHIRTS WERE COMMISSIONED BY LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL SOCIETY & WERE SOLD AS SOUVENIRS.
Catalogue Number
P19860132002
Acquisition Date
1986-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041744
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
288
Diameter
1
Description
BLACK ROPE BELT IS WOVEN WOOLEN ROPE WITH BLACK TASSELED ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CINCTURE IS THE ROPE BELT USED TO HOLD CLOSED A PRIEST'S ROBES. CINCTURE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041744
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041745
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CINCTURE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
350
Diameter
1.3
Description
BLACK ROPE BELT IS WOVEN WOOLEN ROPE WITH BLACK TASSELED ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CINCTURE IS THE ROPE BELT USED TO HOLD CLOSED A PRIEST'S ROBES. CINCTURE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041745
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S STOLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041737
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN PRIEST'S STOLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
210
Width
18.4
Description
BLACK NYLON STOLE HAS DOUBLE FOLDED NECKLINE AND WIDE BAND ENDS. ENDS OF STOLE ARE SCALLOPED AND FRAYING SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE IS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST'S STOLE WHICH BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041737
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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