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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
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
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
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Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1976”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030001
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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
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BEAD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19780209000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Materials
LEATHER, BEAD, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
76.2
Width
50.8
Description
PONCHO OR CAPE. THE TOP COMPLETED BEADED IN AN INTRICATE GEOMETRIC PATTERN USING MANY DIFFERENT COLOURED BEADS. LEATHER THONG FRINGES ALONG EDGES. BOTTOM HAS BEIGE COTTON LINING (BROWN WITH AGE). HOLE IN THE CENTRE WITH BLACK CLOTH LINING. FRINGE SEPARATING FROM LEATHER BODY; DRYING. SMALL HOLE IN BEADING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
ACQUIRED FROM JOE HEALY A BLOOD TRIBE MEMBER BY DONOR'S HUSBAND HERBERT HUSBAND ABOUT 1912. SEE P197800207000-GA FOR HISTORY. ON 26 JANUARY 2011, GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS PROFILED THIS CAPE (P19780209000) AS PART OF HER CURATOR PRESENTS’ FAKES AND FORGERIES PROGRAM. AITKENS WAS INFORMED BY COLLECTIONS STAFF THAT THE CAPE WAS FEATURED IN A GALT-SUBMITTED, LETHBRIDGE LIVING MAGAZINE ARTICLE (ON FILE), AUTHORED BY FORMER GALT STAFF MEMBER DR. JANAY NUGENT IN 1999. MRS. PAULINE DEMPSEY, GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOE HEALY, RECALLED IN FEBRUARY 2011 THAT SHE CONTACTED DR. NUGENT AFTER THE ARTICLE’S PUBLICATION TO INFORM HER HAT SHE QUESTIONED THE ARTICLE-CLAIMED MAKER(S) OF THE CAPE, FEELING IT WAS NOT OF BLACKFOOT DESIGN. JOE HEALY, ACCORDING TO DEMPSEY, TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AND SHE THOUGHT IT WAS MORE LIKELY THAT THE CAPE WAS GIVEN TO HIM WHEN HE VISITED OTHER TRIBES. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON DONORS META AND HERBERT HUSBAND, AS PROVIDED BY KOOTENAI BROWN PIONEER VILLAGE CURATOR FARLEY WUTH ON 17 FEBRUARY 2011, CAN BE FOUND IN THE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 LOUISE-MARIE CROP EARED WOLF, A MEMBER OF THE KAINAI (BLOOD TRIBE), AND A FOURTH YEAR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE COMPLETED AN APPLIED STUDIES PROJECT WITH THE COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT AT THE GALT MUSEUM. SHE PHOTOGRAPHED ETHNOGRAPHIC ARTIFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH FIRST NATIONS CULTURES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND WROTE THE FOLLOWING TEXT TO PRESENT HER FOCUSED RESEARCH ON FOUR SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS (P19641186000, P19780209000, P19780208000, AND P19790235000): “I WANT TO DISPLAY THE KAINAI WOMEN BEADED ITEMS FROM THE GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS FOR THEIR ARTISTIC MERIT AND NOT JUST FOR THEIR ETHNOLOGICAL VALUE. THE FOUR ARTIFACTS SELECTED ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF FOUR GENERATIONS OF BEADERS: GRANDMOTHERS, MOTHERS, SISTER, AND DAUGHTERS. THE COLOURS ARE MEANINGFUL AND THE TRADITIONAL SYMBOLS ARE USED THROUGHOUT. THE ADHERENCE TO THE TRADITION, HOWEVER, DOES NOT SUPPRESS ARTISTIC EXPRESSION; THE BEADERS USE A FAIR DEGREE OF CREATIVITY IN THEIR CHOICE OF MATERIALS, SYMBOLS AND COLORS. THE ART OF BEADING IS NOT A “DYING ART” – IT IS THE ARTISTS, ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND IT IS A “LIVING ART”. FOR GENERATIONS, KAINAI WOMEN BEADERS AND CLOTHING DESIGNERS HAVE BEEN MAKING CLOTHING FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. THE BEADED CLOTHING HONOURS THE FAMILY FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT IN A CONTINUOUS CIRCLE OF HONOURING. THE BEADED CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES SUCH AS MOCCASINS, LEGGINGS, AND BELTS, COMMUNICATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY AND ILLUSTRATE HOW TRADITIONS ARE PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS. THE BEADED WORK CONNECTS A BEADING ARTIST TO HER ANCESTORS. EVERY MOTIF, DESIGN, COLOUR OF SEED BEADS, STANDS FOR SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO THE ARTIST’S FAMILY, REFLECTING THE ARTIST’S SURROUNDINGS AND REINFORCING HER CULTURAL VALUES. LEARNING BY OBSERVATION, AN ARTIST PAYS RESPECT TO THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE KAINAI WOMEN BEADERS. THIS CAPE IS FULLY BEADED AND IS WORN OVER ELKS HIDE; DEER HIDE DRESS, OR CLOTH DRESS. TRADITIONAL GEOMETRIC AND NATURALISTIC MOTIFS ARE COMBINED INTO A DISTINCTIVE AND PERSONAL CREATIVE EXPRESSION. THIS TYPE OF CAPE IS WORN BY YOUNG GIRLS; THE PATTERNS AND SYMBOLS TELL STORIES THAT HONOUR HER COMMUNITY, HER FAMILY, AND HER ANCESTORS. THE END RESULT IS BOTH A CREATION OF UTILITARIAN AND AESTHETIC VALUE. THE BREAK IN PATTERN ON THE NAPE AREA IS DELIBERATE – THE UNIQUE SIGNATURE OF THE ARTIST WHO CREATED THE PIECE. THIS METHOD OF ‘AUTHENTICATING’ IS COMMONLY USED BY KAINAI BEADERS." *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, WHO WAS PURPORTEDLY THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CAPE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19780209000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19860132002
  1 image  
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
Less detail
Other Name
NAVAL JACKET
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990053004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAVAL JACKET
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
71.0
Width
46.5
Description
NAVY BLUE, WOOL. PULL OVER STYLE; HAS A SHORT GOLD ZIPPER ON TOP FRONT. HAS A WELT POCKET ON LEFT BREAST, WITH DECORATIVE STITCHING AT THE SIDES. CUFFS OF SLEEVES HAVE THREE WHITE STRIPES SEWN ON. EACH CUFF ALSO HAS TWO BLACK, PLASTIC BUTTONS, WITH ANCHORS IMPRESSED INTO THEM. TOP OF RIGHT ARM HAS A NAVY BLUE PATCH SEWN ON. EMBROIDERED AT TOP OF PATCH IS A WHITE EAGLE, WITH WINGS SPREAD; BELOW THIS IS A WHITE ANCHOR, OVERLAID BY A TORPEDO SHAPE, AND WINGS AT THE SIDE; BELOW THIS IS A RED V-SHAPED BAR. BACK OF JACKET HAS A TURNED DOWN RECTANGULAR FLAP, WITH THREE WHITE STRIPES SEWN AROUND THE PERIMETER (THAT GO AROUND TO THE FRONT ON INSIDE OF ZIPPER). EMBROIDERED ON BACK FLAP IS A WHITE STAR IN THE TWO LOWER CORNERS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
MILITARY
History
A UNITED STATES NAVY SEAMAN'S TUNIC, PROBABLY USED AROUND THE SECOND WORLD WAR. DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “MILITARY NAVAL JACKET WAS NOT USED IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION, BUT SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR REPRODUCTION PURPOSES, IF NEEDED.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053004
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
U.S. AIRBORNE JACKET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990053005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
U.S. AIRBORNE JACKET
Date
1944
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.0
Length
76.0
Width
46.0
Description
SHORT, NAVY GREEN. HAS TWO FLAPPED PATCH, BREAST POCKETS, WITH GOLD COLOURED METAL BUTTONS. BUTTONS ARE EMBOSSED WITH AN EAGLE, WITH SPREAD WINGS, OVERLAID WITH A CREST SHAPE. ONE FOOT OF EAGLE IS HOLDING A STEM OF LEAVES, THE OTHER IS HOLDING A BUNCH OF GRAIN. ABOVE EAGLE IS A BANNER THAT READS "EPLURIBUS UNUM", AND ABOVE THIS IS A CIRCLE WITH 12 STARS WITHIN IT; CIRCLE IS SURROUNDED BY A BORDER OF TINY SPHERES. THERE ARE THREE BUTTONS ON FRONT (SAME AS ABOVE, BUT BIGGER). THE BACK OF EACH BUTTON IS IMPRESSED WITH "WATERBURY BUTTON CO. * CONN. * ". JACKET HAS NOTCHED LAPELS. A STRAP AT BOTTOM OF JACKET OVERLAPS THE OTHER SIDE AND GOES THROUGH A GOLD COLOURED BUCKLE. THERE IS A GOLD BUTTON ON EACH SHOULDER (SAME AS ABOVE). THERE IS ONE KHAKI GREEN STRIPE AROUND EACH CUFF. LEFT ARM HAS A ROYAL BLUE PATCH SEWN ON. ON BOTTOM OF PATCH IS A WHITE STAR WITH A RED CENTRE. ABOVE THIS IS A WHITE PARACHUTE, OVERLAID WITH A WHITE AIRPLANE. ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PLANE IS A YELLOW WING. AT THE TOP OF PATCH READS "AIRBORNE TROOP CARRIER". SEWN ON INSIDE OF JACKET ARE FOUR KHAKI GREEN, PLASTIC BUTTONS. ON INSIDE LEFT IS A SIDEWAYS WELT POCKET. TAG INSIDE OF POCKET READS "CINCINATTI, OHIO SPECIALLY CUT AND MADE FOR YOU MR C.H. LANIER DATE 5-18-44 NO 12177". SEWN OUTSIDE OF POCKET IS A MONOGRAM MADE UP OF THREE SQUARES OF FABRIC, IT READS "CHL". THE LETTERS ARE WHITE, FANCY SCRIPT, ON A BLACK BACKGROUND. INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH GOLD SATIN. STAMPED ON INSIDE IS "L-2229".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
MILITARY
History
DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “US AIRBORNE JACKET USED IN 1988 PRODUCTION “SOUTH PACIFIC” BY LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE AND WORN BY A CAST MEMBER PLAYING ONE OF THE OFFICERS.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053005
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, "MARATHON OF HOPE TERRY FOX"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20160024000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, "MARATHON OF HOPE TERRY FOX"
Date
1981
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
64.5
Width
48.5
Description
T-SHIRT MADE OF WHITE COTTON WITH RED TRIM AND PRINT. THE CAPTION READS, “MARATHON OF HOPE TERRY FOX GIVE FOR CANCER RESEARCH CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY” ; LOGO DEPICTS TERRY FOX RUNNING, IMPOSED ON A MAP OF CANADA AND ENCLOSED BY A MAPLE LEAF. FAIR CONDITION. THE WHITE COTTON IS YELLOWING OVERALL. ON THE FRONT THERE ARE SEVERE BROWN STAINS AT THE RIGHT HIP OF THE SHIRT. SLIGHT RED STAIN AT THE CENTER, BOTTOM OF THE FRONT SIDE. ON THE BACK SIDE, THERE IS SEVERE BROWN STAINING AT THE LEFT HIP AND ON THE UPPER LEFT SHOULDER. SLIGHT DARK BROWN ON THE BOTTOM, LEFT OF CENTER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
SPORTS
History
THIS T-SHIRT IS AN ARTIFACT THAT WAS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES ARCHIVAL COLLECTION IN NOVEMBER OF 1981 BY PAULINE APPLETON. IN AUGUST 2016, THIS ARTIFACT WAS TRANSFERRED TO COLLECTIONS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL ACQUISITION RECORD AND FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THE LIFE OF TERRY FOX: THE SHIRT [WAS USED] TO PROMOTE THE CROSS-CANADA RUN OF TERRY FOX, BEGINNING IN NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA. FOX, A CANCER PATIENT, JOGGED HALF-WAY ACROSS CANADA IN THE SUMMER OF 1980 TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH. HE RAN 5, 373KM BEFORE HE WAS FORCED TO END HIS RUN BECAUSE HIS CANCER HAD APPEARED IN HIS LUNGS. FOX PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 28, 1981. ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, PAULINE APPLETON (NEE SCHMUNK), PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 22, 1999. SHE WAS FROM MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA. SHE WAS BORN IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA ON NOVEMBER 12, 1915 TO HER PARENTS, DAVID AND ANNA ELIZABETH SCHMUNK. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN LEADER, SASKATCHEWAN. APPLETON MOVED TO CALGARY WITH HER TWO OLDER SISTERS, WHERE SHE MARRIED ERNEST J. “HAPPY” APPLETON IN 1938. DURING WORLD WAR II, SHE LIVED IN NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. UNTIL HER HUSBAND COMPLETED HIS MILITARY SERVICES IN EUROPE. FOLLOWING THAT, PAULINE AND ERNEST MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA WHERE ERNEST WORKED AT MOLSONS BREWERY UNTIL RETIREMENT. PAULINE WORKED AS A CASHIER AND RECEPTIONIST AT A GOLF COURSE IN LETHBRIDGE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THE COUPLE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT YEARS AFTER ERNEST’S RETIREMENT. ERNEST PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 3, 1994. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON INITIAL DONATION AND FULL OBITUARY PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20160024000
Acquisition Date
1981-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
QUEEN'S JUBILEE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20020082000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
QUEEN'S JUBILEE
Date
2002
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
77.0
Description
WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT. SHORT SLEEVED. SILKSCREENED ON LEFT BREAST IS A GARLAND OF RED, YELLOW, AND GREE MAPLE LEAVES WITH "50" IN THE CENTER, IN YELLOW. ABOVE CARLAND IS "E II R" IN YELLOW, AND ABOVE THIS IS A QUEEN'S CROWN. BELOW GARLAND IS "CELEBRATE CANADA 2002", ALSO IN YELLOW. THERE ARE TWO TAGS INSIDE NECKLINE; ONE READS "GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR ULTRA COTTON HEAVYWEIGHT", OTHER GIVES MANUFACTURING INFO. AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR RECEIVED SHIRT IN CONJUNCTION WITH A LETHBRIDGE CITZENSHIP AWARD ON CANADA DAY 2002. AT THE SAME TIME DONOR WAS ALSO PRESENTED WITH A MINT COPY OF A VOLUNTEER DIME THAT WAS ISSUED THAT YEAR. SHIRT WAS TOO BIG FOR DONOR AND SHE NEVER WORE IT. DONOR RECEIVED AWARD FOR HER MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY. SHE SERVED ON THE CANADA DAY COMMITTEE ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS. SHE WORKED WITH A SMALL GROUP OF LADIES IN THE COMMUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS ABLE TO PERSUADE CITY COUNCIL, THE DEVELOPERS AND THE CITY NAMING COMMITTEE THAT A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE SHOULD CELEBRATE WOMEN BY NAMING THE STREETS AFTER PROMINENT WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE ALSO CONVINCED THEM TO NAME THE NEW URBAN PARKS THAT WERE TO BE DEVELOPED IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE AFTER WOMEN (ONE NATIVE AND ONE NON-NATIVE). DONOR COMPILED THE NAMES AND HISTORIES OF OVER 30 WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A LARGE IMPACT ON LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE, WHICH WERE THEN TO BE COMPILED INTO A PAMPHLET WHICH WOULD BE GIVEN TO HOME OWNERS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE AREA. DONOR ALSO PUBLISHED A BOOK "WHERE WAS IT", WHICH DESCRIBES THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS IN LETHBRIDGE, WITH THEIR LOCATIONS, HISTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS. DONOR HAS BEEN SECRETARY OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND HAS COMPILED THEIR NEWSLETTER FOR OVER 15 YEARS, AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERING EXTENSIVELY AT THE GALT MUSEUM. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE GALT MUSEUM BOARD AND CHAIRS THE ACQUISITION COMMITTEE. SHE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE CREATION OF THE MUSEUM'S 2005 EXPANSION PROPOSAL FOR SUBMISSION TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE GALT NO. 8 MINE SOCIETY AND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING THE NUMEROUS PLAQUES PLACED IN THE RIVER VALLEY WHICH DOCUMENT THE HISTORY OF MINING IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 2000 DONOR RECEIVED AN ALBERTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARD. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “NO FURTHER INFORMATION.” ***
Catalogue Number
P20020082000
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20010026000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Date
2001
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
79.0
Description
BEIGE SHIRT. HAS A KNIT COLLAR, THAT IS BLACK WITH BEIGE STRIPES. BOTTOM OF SHIRT AND CUFFS ARE MADE OF SAME KNIT MATERIAL. EMBROIDERED ON TOP LEFT OF SHIRT FRONT IS AN ORANGE MAPLE LEAF WITH "LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS" IN THE CENTER. EMBROIDERED ABOVE MAPLE LEAF, IN ORANGE, IS "WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONS", AND BELOW IS "50TH ANNIVERSARY". THERE ARE TWO TAGS SEWN INTO SHIRT; ONE READS "WHITE RIDGE".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
TEAM MEMBERS FROM THE 1951 WORLD CHAMPION LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS RAISED MONEY UPON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TEAM'S TITLE, AND PURCHASED THESE SHIRTS TO COMMEMORATE THE OCCASION. TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY THE REMAINING TEAM MEMBERS HAD A SMALL GATHERING WHICH INCLUDED A SUPPER. THE TEAM PAID FOR AND ARRANGED EVERYTHING. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET SUIT DONATED BY THE 1951 LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 19, 2001 RECOUNTS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP WIN BY THE 1951 LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS HOCKEY TEAM. “SATURDAY NIGHT, MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE CHIEF CROWFOOT ROOM ATOP THE EXHIBITION PARK GRANDSTAND FOR A NIGHT OF FINE FOOD, HONOURING OF THIS CITY’S HOCKEY LEGENDS, AND EVEN A LITTLE DANCING. GARY BOWIE AND VERYL TODD HANDLED THE BEHIND-THE-MICROPHONE DUTIES, EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF THE BOYS WHO WON THE WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP 50 YEARS TO THE DAY, MARCH 17, 1951, IN PARIS’ PALAIS DES SPORTS, DEFEATING SWEDEN 5-1. … IN THE END, THE MAPLE LEAFS OF 1950-1951 PLAYED 62 GAMES OVERSEAS, WON 51, LOST SEVEN AND TIED FOUR, AND DURING ONE STREAK WENT 44 STRAIGHT GAMES WITHOUT A LOSS.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 19, 1951 INCLUDES A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TEAM AND LISTS ALL OF THE PLAYERS NAMES. THEY INCLUDE: JIM MALACKO, DON MCLEAN, CARL SOROKOSKI, MALLIE HUGHES, BERT KNIBBS, NAP MILROY, HEC NEGRELLO (CAPTAIN), TOM WOOD, STAN OBODIAC, DICK GRAY (PLAYING COACH), BILL GIBSON, WHITEY RIMSTAD, LON SIRAY, KEN BRANCH, DON VOGAN, BILL CHANDLER, ROBERT MCGREGOR, AND JACK SUMNER. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PHOTOGRAPH ARE THE THREE PLAYERS WHO JOINED THE TEAM LATE IN THE TOURNAMENT FROM THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO FLYING DUTCHMEN: MICKEY ROTH, DINNY FLANNAGAN, AND BILL FLICK. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2000 GIVES MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: “MARCH 17, 1951, IN THE PALAIS DES SPORTS IN PARIS IN FRONT OF 17, 000 PEOPLE, THE LETHBRIDGE MAPLE LEAFS SKATED INTO HOCKEY HISTORY. … THE LEAFS SCORED 62 GOALS IN THEIR SIX WORLD TOURNAMENT GAMES, AND ONLY ALLOWED SIX … THE LONG VOYAGE FOR THE MAPLE LEAFS BEGAN DURING THE 1949-50 INTERMEDIATE HOCKEY SEASON WHEN THE TEAM EARNED THE RIGHT TO REPRESENT CANADA AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. … THE LEAFS WEREN’T JUST GOING FOR A SIX-GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, BUT FOR A FOUR-MONTH TOUR, WITH TWO OTHER TOURNAMENTS AND DOZENS OF EXHIBITION GAMES. ALONG THE WAY THE MAPLE LEAFS ALSO WON THE JEAN POTIN CUP AND THE WINSTON CHURCHILL CUP. NEGRELLO USED TO TELL OF A TIME WHEN THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE PLAYING IN MUNICH AND THE TEAM WAS APPROACHED BY SOME FORMER GERMAN SOLDIERS WHO HAD BEEN PRISONERS OF WAR AT THE CAMP AT LETHBRIDGE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THEY CAME TO CHEER FOR THE MAPLE LEAFS. … OVERALL THE MAPLE LEAFS PLAYED 62 GAMES, WINNING 51, LOSING SEVEN AND TYING FOUR. THEY HAD A 44-GAME WINNING STREAK AT ONE TIME AND WHILE IN SWITZERLAND PLAYED 13 GAMES IN 14 NIGHTS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20010026000
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073149
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
4
Length
78.2
Width
137.2
Description
1. PURPLE WOOL MANDARIN JACKET. BLACK SILK WIDE CUFFS AND TRIM AROUND NECKLINE SIDE CLOSURE, WITH FIVE FROG FASTENERS AND BLACK SILK WIDE TRIM AT BORDER. STRAIGHT SLEEVES AND SLIGHTLY FLARED BODICE. UNLINED; INNER RIGHT BREAST POCKET; HIP LENGTH. FAINT SIGNS OF INSECT DAMAGE WHERE TOP LAYER OF WOOL 2.TROUSERS. 110.5CM L X 66CM W. TRADITIONAL WIDE LEG SILK PANTS. BURGUNDY WITH FLORAL-LEAF PATTERN WOVEN IN. BLACK GEOMETRIC APPLIQUED DESIGN NEAR BOTTOM, WITH WIDE BLACK SILK BAND AT BOTTOM OF LEGS. TRIMMED WITH THIN BLUE AND WHITE HORIZONTAL BANDS. LIGHT BLUE GLAZED COTTON WAISTBAND, WITH PALE BLUE SILK LINING. 3.SKIRT/APRON. 95.3CM L X 170CM W. TRADITIONAL CHINESE SILK WRAP-AROUND SKIRT. WHITE WITH FINE FLORAL PATTERN WOVEN IN. TRIMMED WITH BLACK SILK BORDER, EMBROIDERED WITH BLUE FLORAL PATTERN. BLUE FLOWERS ALSO EMBROIDERED ON WHITE PORTION OF SKIRT. HEAVILY PLEATED WITH FINE PLEATS, EXCEPT TWO PANELS ON SKIRT WHICH HAVE FINELY EMBROIDERED BUTTERFLY PATTERN IN SHADES OF BLUE, PINK, ORANGE, AND GREEN. FUCHSIA SILK LINING. WIDE PALE BLUE COTTON WAISTBAND WITH REMNANTS OF CRIMSON TIES AT ENDS, WHICH HAVE BEEN TORN OFF. HANDMADE. 4. SCARF. 49.2CM X 49.2CM. ROYAL BLUE COTTON SCARF WITH CIRCLE DESIGN WOVEN INTO FABRIC. BUTTON HOLE IN ONE CORNER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
PIECES OF TWO TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFITS BELONGING TO THE ING FAMILY (ONE MAN'S, ONE WOMAN'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
P19950073149
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ENSEMBLE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20170021000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENSEMBLE
Date
1985
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
7
Length
143
Width
37
Description
A. DRESS: PINK DRESS WITH WHITE LACE HIGH-NECK COLLAR, SLEEVE TRIM, AND LACE SURROUNDING WHITE RIBBON FLOWERS ON SKIRT. DRESS HAS PUFFED SLEEVES THAT NARROW FROM ELBOW TO WRIST; SLEEVES HAVE FOUR TAN PLASTIC BUTTONS WITH FOUR WHITE COTTON BUTTON LOOPS AT CUFFS. DRESS HAS WHITE LACE HIGH-NECK COLLAR WITH FOUR PINK FLOWER-SHAPED BUTTONS DOWN BACK AND FOUR WHITE COTTON BUTTON LOOPS. DRESS HAS MACHINE-STITCHED SEAM AT CHEST AND SLEEVES, AND SEAM BELOW KNEES TO CREAT RUFFLED TRIM. INSIDE OF DRESS HAS FRAYING AT LOWER SEAM; INSIDE OF DRESS HAS WHITE COTTON PADDING AND PINK STITCHING TO ATTACH RIBBON-FLOWERS TO FRONT. DRESS HAS SMALL STAINING ON FRONT LOWER RUFFLED-TRIM AND ON FRONT LEFT-WEARING SIDE; DRESS SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGNS OF WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. CRINOLINE: CREAM CRINOLINE, 85.5CM LONG X 30.5CM WIDE. HAS CREAM COTTON SKIRT WITH FLORAL LACE HEMS AND MESH COVERING SKIRT HALFWAY DOWN. SKIRT HAS SLITS UP SIDES RUNNING HALFWAY UP SIDES; FRONT MESH LAYERS HAVE CREAM TULLE EDGING; BACK MESH LAYERS ARE LONGER THAN FRONT. SKIRT WAIST HAS TWO SILVER SAFETY PINS ATTACHED; FRONT AND BACK LAYERS OF MESH HAVE CLEAR, WAXY STAINING IN PATCHES. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. C. HAT: PINK HAT, 10 CM TALL X 38CM DIAMETER. HAS CREAM LACE TRIM AROUND BASE AND RIM, WITH TWO LOOSE LACE STRANDS AT BACK. HAT IS WOVEN WHITE POLYESTER WITH ADDED PINK CLOTH COVERING. LACE IS MACHINE-STITCHED TO HAT. BACK OF HAT HAS THREE CREAM RIBBON ROSES ATTACHED AND PEARL HAT PIN. HAT HAS PINK CLOTH PADDED INSIDE OF BRIM AND PADDING HALF INSIDE. WHITE TAG ON INSIDE OF HAT HAS BLACK TEXT “R4001, MADE IN TAIWAN, FABRIQUE A TAIWAN, OLEFIN 100% OLEFIN, CA-00230 LAVABLE/WASHABLE”. HAT SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGN OF WEAR; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION. D. CUMBERBUN: PINK CLOTH CUMBERBUN, 96.1CM LONG X 12CM WIDE. CUMBERBUN HAS PINK BOW AT FRONT AND TWO ROWS OF FOUR SILVER HOOK-CLASPS TO SECURE ENDS AROUND. BACK HAS FOUR DECORATIVE FOLDS ACROSS. BOW IS SECURED WITH HAND-STITCHING; LEFT WEARING SIDE HAS STITCH TORN FROM BOW TO CUMBERBUN. CUMBERBUN SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGN OF WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. E. SASH: PINK CLOTH SASH, 148.6CM LONG X 12CM WIDE. SASH HAS HALF-FOLD OVER BEGINNING AT END THAT TAPERS TO NO FOLD ALONG SASH AT OTHER END. EDGES ARE MACHINE STITCHED; SASH HAS DARK STAIN ON INSIDE. SASH SHOWS LITTLE SIGN OF VISIBLE WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. F. SHOES: PAIR OF SHOES, 14.6CM TALL X 19CM LONG; THREE INCH HEELED SHOES, BROWN WITH PINK BOWS AT TOES; SIDES AND TOES OF SHOES ARE MESH; INSIDE SOLES ARE WHITE LEATHER. INSIDE ON HEEL IS EMBROIDERED FLAG WITH RED STITCHING “9 WEST TM”. INSIDE SHOES ARE BLACK WEAR MARKS AT HEELS AND TOES. BOTTOM OF SHOES IS BROWN LEATHER; LEATHER IS WORN AND STAINED; HEELS ARE SCUFFED AND WORN AT BASE. BOTTOMS OF SHOES HAVE EMBOSSED TEXT IN LEATHER “L-CARLOTTA, MADE IN BRAZIL, LEATHER SOLE, 8M”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. G. BAG: PINK DRAWSTRING BAG, 69CM LONG X 21.3CM WIDE. BAG HAS CREAM FLORAL LACE OVERLAY ON PINK CLOTH, WITH FLORAL LACE TRIM AT BOTTOM AND PINK-PEACH CORD HANDLES. BAG HAS PINK LINING; SMALL STAINING INSIDE BAG AND SMALL STAIN ON FRONT LACE. BAG SHOWS LITTLE VISIBLE SIGN OF WEAR; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
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ON JUNE 21, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED PEGGIE STICKEL REGARDING HER DONATION OF A HOME-MADE LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL DRESS AND ACCESSORIES. STICKEL WORE THE DRESS IN THE CENTENNIAL PARADE AND FOR THE FESTIVITIES IN 1985. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE DRESS ENSEMBLE, STICKEL RECALLED, “WOODWARD’S…HAD A FLOAT IN THE PARADE FOR THE CENTENNIAL, AND I WAS ON THE FLOAT, WEARING THIS DRESS. IT WAS JUST A REMINDER OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS.” “[WOODWARDS WAS] ALWAYS VERY DRIVEN TO BE ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. THEY DID A LOT OF CHARITY THINGS…ONE OF THE MANAGERS HAD AN OLD, BEAT UP…FARM TRUCK, AND THEY GOT THIS IDEA THEY WERE GOING TO DO A FLOAT…THEY DID A FLOAT [FOR THE CENTENNIAL], AND THEY ASKED MYSELF AND TWO OTHER GALS TO PARTICIPATE, AND WE WERE GOING TO DRESS IN THAT TURN OF THE CENTURY ATTIRE. MY SISTER-IN-LAW [GAIL STICKEL], WHO IS A SEAMSTRESS, SPENT WEEKS PUTTING THIS DRESS TOGETHER. SHE RESEARCHED IT. SHE RESEARCHED ALL THAT AGE, THE TYPE OF LACE…EVEN THE BUTTONS THAT THEY WORE. IT TOOK HER WEEKS TO MAKE IT AND I WENT DOWN [TO COUTTS] ABOUT EVERY WEEK AND WE’D FIT IT, AND MESS WITH IT AND TRY IT ON AGAIN. SHE FINALLY HAD IT DONE AND THEN PARADE DAY CAME, AND THERE I WAS ON TOP OF THE FLOAT.” “I WAS WILLING TO MAKE THE EFFORT TO BUY THE MATERIAL, AND ARRANGE TO HAVE MY SISTER-IN-LAW MAKE IT FOR ME…NOT EVERYBODY WANTED TO GO TO THAT MUCH TROUBLE. THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT RODE ON THE FLOAT OR DROVE IN IT, BUT WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT WERE ALL DRESSED UP.” “I MUST HAVE GONE DOWN [TO MY SISTER-IN-LAW’S] AT LEAST FOUR TIMES WHEN I WAS OFF ON THE WEEKENDS, SO IT MUST HAVE TAKEN HER OVER A MONTH [TO MAKE]. SHE WAS WORKING FULLTIME TOO BUT SHE’D WORK [ON THE DRESS IN] EVENINGS. I’D COME DOWN THE WEEKEND AND SHE’D WANT MORE OF THE LACE OR FORM FOR THE HAT, SO IT WAS GOOD TIMES WITH HER TOO. WE GOT VERY CLOSE.” “[GAIL] COULD REALLY SEW. SHE MADE CLOTHES FOR HER GRANDKIDS. SHE COULD PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER OUT OF NOTHING…SHE WAS RELAXED AND HAPPY I WOULD BE JUMPING OUT OF MY SKIN.” ON HER TIME WEARING THE DRESS, STICKEL NOTED, “THE ONLY THING I REALLY REMEMBER WAS WE GOT IN FRONT OF THE OLD…YORK HOTEL ON 13TH STREET. IT STARTED UP AT THE NORTH END AND WENT DOWNTOWN. WE GOT TO THE YORK, AND FOR WHATEVER REASON THE PARADE STOPPED. THERE WAS SOME SORT OF [STOP] UP AHEAD. THERE WE WERE ON THE FLOAT, AND THE CAMERAMEN FROM THE LOCAL TELEVISION STATION ARE UP ON THE ROOF. WE’RE LOOKING AROUND, ESPECIALLY ME, “WHAT’S GOING ON? WHY ARE WE STOPPED, WHY ARE WE STOPPED?”. THESE GUYS ARE UP ON THE ROOF AND THEY’RE GOING “SMILE, SMILE” AND WE’RE STUCK THERE FOR FIVE MINUTES. I COULDN’T SMILE THAT LONG. THAT’S MY ONLY REAL STRONG MEMORY OF THAT DAY.” “THERE WAS ANOTHER PARADE AND I DID WEAR THE DRESS IN THAT TOO…IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE [HUDSON’S] BAY…BECAUSE THEY BOUGHT OUT WOODWARD’S… THEY HAD WAS THAT BIG BOAT AND I WASN’T WORKING [AT THE BAY]…SOMEONE THAT WORKED THERE KNEW THAT I HAD THIS DRESS AND SO THEY INVITED ME TO COME AND RIDE IN THAT PARADE. SO I DID. MY HUSBAND WAS IN IT TOO. THE THEME WAS “TRADING DAYS” WITH THE BAY…THAT’S THE ONLY OTHER TIME I WORE IT.” “I THINK BACK THEN I WAS PRETTY PROUD OF MYSELF. THE IDEA OF RIDING IN THE PARADE, GETTING THE ATTENTION, HAVING MY FAMILY SEE ME IN THE PARADE, AND I THOUGHT I WAS VERY PRETTY. I WANTED TO SHOW OFF A LITTLE I GUESS. THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DRESS SO IT WAS A GOOD TIME.” STICKEL ELABORATED ON HER TIME AT WOODWARDS, “I STARTED AT WOODWARD’S IN THE EARLY ‘80S. I WORKED THERE FOR 15 YEARS. I WAS A SUPERVISOR [FULL-TIME IN COSMETICS], AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST PHASES OF MY LIFE. THE MOST FUN. THAT’S WHEN PEOPLE REALLY GOT OUT AND DID THINGS, AND WEREN’T ALWAYS LOOKING AT THEIR PHONES AND PLAYING GAMES. WE USED TO SIT AROUND AND TALK, AND VISIT, AND GO OUT. THE DRESS JUST MEANT MY YOUTH.” ON HER MOTIVATION FOR DONATING THE DRESS ENSEMBLE, STICKEL NOTED, “BASICALLY, WE’RE GETTING OLDER, AND WE WANT TO DOWNSIZE. I WANTED TO PUT THE DRESS SOMEWHERE WHERE IT COULD BE POSSIBLY ADMIRED. I REALLY DIDN’T HAVE ANYONE ELSE THAT I COULD THINK OF OTHER THAN THE GALT THAT MIGHT WANT TO HAVE IT.” “IT WAS A PART OF MY LIFE IT’S OVER NOW, AND IF SOMEBODY CAN LOOK AT IT AND SAY “WOW, YOU KNOW SOMEBODY PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO THAT” OR “WHAT A GORGEOUS COLOUR”…IT’S BETTER THAN SENDING IT OFF TO THE DUMP OR TEARING IT UP FOR RAGS. I WOULD HATE TO SEE THAT.” THE LETHBRIDGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS ON APRIL 6, 1985 INCLUDED A PARADE, BALL, AND FASHION SHOW WITH CATEGORIES FOR STYLING FROM EVERY DECADE FROM THE 1880S TO THE 1980S. ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD INDICATED ATTENDANCE REACHED APPROXIMATELY 300 PEOPLE AT EXHIBITION PARK, AND ATTRACTED FAMILIES WITH THE PARADE, A PENNY ARCADE, CARTOONS, WAGONS AND AN ICE CREAM PARLOUR. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170021000-GA.
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P20170021000
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2017-06
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