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Other Name
MAN'S SWIMMING TRUNKS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19930063000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S SWIMMING TRUNKS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
35.3
Width
44
Description
BLUE SWIM TRUNKS, WITH WHITE SEAM BINDING AND WAISTBAND. BOTH SIDES HAVE WHITE LACES DOWN LENGTH OF SEAMS FOR TIGHTENING, AND TWO SNAP CLOSURES AT BOTH ENDS OF WAISTBAND FOR ADJUSTING FIT. INSIDE FRONT OF TRUNKS ARE LINED WITH WHITE FLANNEL MATERIAL, WITH SMALL WHITE LINEN POCKET SEWN INTO TOP OF RIGHT PANEL PIECE OF BLUE FABRIC, SEWN ALONG BOTTOM AND INSIDE SEAMS, FITS BEHIND EACH LACE-UP SIDE. AT TOP LEFT HAND SIDE OF BACK WAISTBAND, IS REMNANT OF TAG, WORN AND FRAYED AT EDGES. FOUR SPOTS OF DISCOLORATION (BY BLEACH?) BELOW. WHITE DIAMOND-SHAPED MANUFACTURER'S LABEL ON FRONT OF TRUNKS, WITH PICTURE OF GREEN MOUNTAINS BEHIND BLUE AND RED TOTEM POLE. READS "OUT OF THE WEST SKINTITZ". SOME DISCOLORATION OF FABRIC VISIBLE ON INSIDE, AND ENDS OF WAISTBAND ARE SLIGHTLY FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR'S FATHER HERBERT DOUGLAS GIBSON WORE THESE SWIMMING TRUNKS IN THE1940'S BEFORE HE WENT TO WAR. HE WAS A SIGNAL CORMAN OVERSEAS AND EARNED AN OUTSTANDING SERVICE MEDAL. HE WAS FROM VANCOUVER AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A CUSTOM'S OFFICER IN THE 1950'S TO 1961.
Catalogue Number
P19930063000
Acquisition Date
1993-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970073015
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
No. Pieces
4
Length
83
Width
58.2
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER, LINED WITH NAVY BLUE RAYON. EXTERIOR LEFT BREAST POCKET, AND TWO LOWER POCKETS. BREAST POCKET HAS BADGE EMBROIDERED WITH "BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE CANADIAN LEGION". RED PLASTIC POPPY PINNED TO LEFT LAPEL (REMOVED AND STORED SEPARATELY). INTERIOR RIGHT BREAST POCKET HAS HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY TAG WITH LOGO. POCKET CONTAINS THREE FUNERAL SERVICE PAMPHLETS, INCLUDING: 1) PAMPHLET WITH IMAGE OF CHURCH TOWER ON COVER AND "IN REMEMBRANCE"; IN MEMORY OF "CLARENCE R. WARREN". 2) PAMPHLET WITH IMAGE OF PRAYING HANDS ON COVER; IN MEMORY OF "GORDON (RED) ROSS". 3) FOLDED PROGRAM FOR "LEGION SERVICE THURS., NOV. 11 AT THE CENOTAPH".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ITEM DONATED TO THE LEGION BY UNKNOWN DONOR, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR HISTORY UNKNOWN. SEE P19970073001-GA. *NOTE* PROGRAM & BOTH PAMPHLETS TRANSFERRED TO ARCHIVES. REF: 20011034000 IN 1926 THE DOMINION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE NEWLY-FORMED CANADIAN LEGION, BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE (BESL), SELECTED A DESIGN FOR AN OFFICIAL LEGION BADGE. THE DESIGN CONSISTED OF A MAPLE LEAF SURROUNDED BY THE LEGION NAME, AND TOPPED BY A CROWN. WORN ON A NAVY BLUE BLAZER AND BERET, THE BESL BADGE REMAINED IN USE UNTIL THE ORGANIZATION CHANGED ITS NAME IN 1960 TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION.
Catalogue Number
P19970073015
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
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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
LIONS CLUB
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19970071010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LIONS CLUB
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Length
54.3
Width
50.5
Description
RED COTTON VEST WITH PURPLE FELT TRIM ON FRONT AND BOTTOM BORDERS. PURPLE FELT TASSELS VERTICALLY ALONG UPPER PORTION OF FRONT. LIONS CLUB CREST ON RIGHT PROPER VEST; "LETHBRIDGE" EMBROIDERED ON LEFT PROPER. TWO PLASTIC RED BUTTONS ON FRONT, WITH LOOPED STRING FASTENERS. BACK OF VEST HAS GREEN FELT TREE IN CENTRE, OUTLINED IN WHITE, AND "PACIFIC NORTHWEST ALBERTA" PAINTED IN YELLOW ABOVE AND BELOW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE LIONS CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY KEN BOYSE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. KENNETH BOYES IS THE SON OF CHARLES HENRY “HARRY” BOYES AND IRENE BOYSE (NEE JOHNSON). HE WAS MARRIED IN MAY 1964 TO DOREEN ELIZABETH ROWE IN THAMESFORD, ON. FOLLOWING THEIR MARRIAGE, THE COUPLE LIVED AT THE RCAF STATION IN MONT APLCA, QC. CHARLES HENRY “HARRY” BOYES PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1980 AT THE AGE OF 83. HE MARRIED IRENE JOHNSTON IN 1936. HE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE SHRINE CLUB, SERVING WITH THE CLUB FOR OVER 33 YEARS. HE WAS THE CLUB PRESIDENT IN 1952. HE WAS ALSO MADE AN HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA SUGAR BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION FOR 31 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ORGANIZATION, WHERE HE SERVED AS LABOUR ADVISOR AND SECRETARY/MANAGER. HARRY ALSO SPENT OVER 40 YEARS WORKING AS A FILM PROJECTIONIST, HAVING WORKED IN VARIOUS THEATRES INCLUDING: IN LETHBRIDGE, THE ROXY, EMPRESS, CAPITOL, AND PARAMOUNT; IN BOW ISLAND, RED DEER, STETTLER, AND CALGARY. HARRY WAS ALSO AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LIONS CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE. DURING WWII HARRY WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE LION INFANTRY TEAM IN THE VICTORY LOAN CAMPAIGN. AN ARTICLE FROM JULY 6, 1943 RECOUNTS THAT HARRY WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AT SELLING WAR BONDS: “MR BOYSE … TOOK OUT A ‘STAMP-O-GRAM’ CARD AND WITH 18 CALLS SOLD $103 WORTH OF WAR SAVINGS STAMPS. A ‘DEPTH CHARGE’ COSTS $90 AND MR. BOYSE FEELS THAT HE WILL PERSONALLY BE ABLE TO SELL FOUR ‘DEPTH CHARGES’ FOR THE CORVETTE LETHBRIDGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM JUNE 18, 1943 EXPLAINS THAT HARRY HAD JUST COMPLETED A SUCCESSFUL TERM AS PRESIDENT OF THE LIONS CLUB. THE ARTICLE CONTINUES SAYING: “’LIONS THROUGHOUT CANADA POINT WITH PRIDE TO THE $117,000 ALREADY SENT OVERSEAS FOR THIS CAUSE. THIS MONEY IS ENTRUSTED TO THE WAIFS AND STRAYS SOCIETY, WHICH ADMINISTERS HOMES FOR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN EVACTUATED FROM TARGET AREAS, OR WHOSE PARENTS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR INJURED IN THE ‘BLITZ’’, [MR. BOYSE] SAID.” IRENE BOYSE (NEE JOHNSON) WAS BORN IN BANTRY, ND ON AUGUST 20, 1908 AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1909. SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE FOREMOST, AB AREA. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON OCTOBER 16, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19970071010
Acquisition Date
1997-07
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
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19705629000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HIGHLAND COSTUME SET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
No. Pieces
14
Description
.1 SCOTTISH CAPE OR PLAID. 10 CM. WTH., 26.6 CM LTH. GREEN, RED PLAID. FRINGED. .2 SCOTTISH KILT (SET). WOOL, COTTON. SIZE: 35 WAIST, 24 3/8 LENGTH. "J. STEWART" IN INDELIBLE INK IN WAISTBAND. SIX BUTTONS AT WAIST. LEATHER STRAP, FRONT CLOSING. GREEN AND RED PLAID. PARTIALLY LINED IN BACK WITH COTTON. .3 SCOTTISH MILITARY JACKET. WOOL, STEEL, COTTON. 3 PIECES. SIZE: 42 EIGHT STEEL BUTTON FRONT, THISTLE EMBOSSED ON FRONT. FOUR SETS OF DOUBLE FLAPS AT WAISTLINE WITH THREE BUTTONS ON EACH. GREEN EPAULETS (DETACHABLE) ATTACHED TO JACKET THROUGH SHOULDER TABS. BEIGE, GREEN AND BLUE PLAID WOOL LINING. SLEEVES LINED IN COTTON. .4 SCOTTISH SPORRAN (SET).15.2 CM WTH., 45.7 CM LTH. HORSE HAIR, LEATHER, STEEL. 2 PIECES. WHITE HORSE HAIR. BACKGROUND TWELVE BLACK HORSE HAIR TASSELS. BROWN LEATHER BACKING HAS POCKET. C/W BROWN LEATHER BELT. STEEL TOP EMBOSSED WITH THISTLE .5 "CAIRNGORM" OR CAPE PIN. 9.5 CM DIA. STEEL, AMBER STONE. AMBER COLOURED STONE, SET IN STEEL BACKGROUND WITH TASSELS EMBOSSED ON IT. PLEASE REFERENCE HISTORY FIELD FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAIRNGORM'S CONDITION . .6 SCOTTISH LEGGINGS. 17 CM WTH., 34 CM LTH. HAND KNIT. TWEED AND ARGYLE PATTERN IN RED, GREEN AND NAVY. .7 IDENTICAL TO .6 .8 SCOTTISH OVERGAITERS. 27.6 CM HT. LEATHER, CANVAS, COTTON, PLASTIC. WHITE CANVAS GAITERS WITH WHITE COTTON LINING, LEATHER FOOT STRAPS. EIGHT BUTTON SIDE OPENINGS. FOUR ORIGINAL BUTTONS, TWO REPLACEMENTS. "JS" IN PURPLE FELT PEN INSIDE EACH. "7" "6 DUNN (?)" ON PT. 9. .9 IDENTICAL TO .8. HAS THREE ORIGINAL BUTTONS, ONE REPLACEMENT. .10 SCOTTISH GARTERS (SET). 15.8 CM WTH., 15.2 CM LTH. HANDMADE. DECORATION OF RED WOOL RIBBON GARTER OF INNER TUBE. .11 IDENTICAL TO .10
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
LEISURE
History
WORN BY JAMES STEWART, MEMBER OF THE CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCOTTISH-THEMED EXHIBIT IN 2009, THE GALT CONDUCTED NEW RESEARCH INTO THE EXISTENCE AND ACTIVITIES OF THE CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND. THIS UNIFORM WAS WORN BY CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND MEMBER JAMES STEWART WHO LEFT SCOTLAND AND CAME TO CANADA WITH HIS WIFE GEORGINA AND FAMILY IN 1914. THE FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN APRIL 1914, WHERE THEY WOULD REMAIN FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. STEWART WAS BORN IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ON 23 JANUARY 1887. HE JOINED LETHBRIDGE'S 61ST OVERSEAS ARTILLERY BATTERY IN 1916 AND WAS PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED IN LETHBRIDGE AS A MINER. FORMED IN APPROXIMATELY 1909, THE BAND WAS CLOSELY LINKED WITH LETHBRIDGE’S CALEDONIAN SOCIAL CLUB. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT IN LOCAL HALLS OR AT SOMBER FUNERARY EVENTS, THE BAND TRAVELED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND MONTANA TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER COMMUNITIES’ COMPETITIONS AND ROBBIE BURNS’ EVENTS. THE BAND WAS EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THE 20S, HOWEVER, INTEREST WANED BY THE DECADE’S END AND THE BAND IS SUSPECTED TO HAVE DISBANDED BY 1933. BASED ON THE UNIFORM’S SHOULDER DETAILS AND AVAILABLE PHOTOGRAPHS IN ARCHIVES, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS UNIFORM DATES TO THE 1920S. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON JAMES STEWART, PLEASE REFER TO THE DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE. CAIRNGORM DISCOVERED TO BE IN MULTIPLE PIECES, DAMAGED CONDITION BY COLLECTIONS STAFF IN THE MID 1990'S. UNKNOWN WHEN THE DAMAGE OCCURRED. ONE SECTION OF SETTING WAS MISSING AND ONE SECTION OF SETTING AND JEWEL WERE ACCOUNTED FOR BUT DETACHED (SEE PHOTOS IN PERMANENT FILE ). IN DECEMBER/JANUARY, 2010 THE GALT CONTACTED DAVE MERESKI OF THE LOCAL BUSINESS 'THE GOLDWORKS' TO REPAIR THE SETTING ON ACCOUNT OF A REQUEST BY ROY STEWART - A DESCENDANT OF JAMES STEWART. ADDITIONALLY, THE UNIFORM SET WAS ON REGULAR DISPLAY THROUGHOUT IN 2009 AND WAS SCHEDULED FOR EXHIBIT IN 2010. DAVE MERESKI RE-BUILT THE MISSING SECTION WITH SPECIALTY LASER EQUIPMENT, RETURNING THE JEWEL TO ITS ORIGINAL MOUNT.
Catalogue Number
P19705629000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FELT NAVY JERKIN
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT
Catalogue Number
P19990072002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FELT NAVY JERKIN
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
FELT
No. Pieces
1
Length
57.5
Width
58.5
Description
FELT VEST. INSIDE AND TRIM OF VEST ARE BLUE. OUTSIDE OF VEST IS MADE UP OF VARIOUS SHAPED, SIZE, AND COLOURED REMNANTS OF FABRIC. THESE PIECES OF FELT ARE ALL TOP STITCHED. TOP STITCHING IS RATHER CRUDE (NOT IN STRAIGHT LINES, GOES OFF FABRIC IN SOME PLACES, NOTICEABLE REPAIRS, ETC.). VEST IS SLEEVELESS AND COLLARLESS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
MILITARY
History
THIS FELT JERKIN (VEST) WAS MADE DURING WORLD WAR TWO BY THE LATE MRS. NELLIE SEWARD OF FARM HILL (NORTH OF MAGRATH), ALBERTA. SEWARD PRODUCED THE JERKIN AS PART OF HER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE FARM HILL BRANCH OF THE ALBERTA WOMEN’S INSTITUTE. THE VOLUNTARY SERVICE ORGANIZATION AIMED TO IMPROVE THE CONDITION OF CANADIAN SOLDIERS AND VICTIMS OF WAR BY PRODUCING “HOME COMFORTS”, SUCH QUILTS, DRESSES, SOCKS AND “DITTY BAGS”. THE ITEMS, THEREAFTER, WERE SENT TO THE RED CROSS AND THE NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA FOR DISTRIBUTION OVERSEAS. ON 14 FEBRUARY, 1942, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD NOTED MRS. SEWARD’S KEY A.W.I. INVOLVEMENT WHEN IT REPORTED, “THE FARM HILL W.I. HAD ANOTHER QUILTING DAY AT MRS. EARL SEWARD’S HOME WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, WHEN SEVEN MORE QUILTS WERE MADE. THIS MAKES 16 QUILTS MADE FOR THE RED CROSS SINCE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR”. THE DONOR, MRS. NELLIE SEWARD’S DAUGHTER, WAS AT HOME AS A 6/7 Y/O GIRL (B. 1936) WHEN WOMEN FROM NEARBY FARMS DESCENDED ON HER HOME TO, ALONG WITH HER MOTHER, DO THEIR BIT ON THE “HOME FRONT”. IN 2009, THE DONOR STATED, “I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS … I REMEMBER THEM MAKING QUILTS AND ME CRAWLING UNDER THE QUILT FRAME (19990072001).” “WOMEN WERE IN ROWS ON EITHER SIDE” SHE SAID, “MANIPULATING NEEDLES” (TO THIS DAY SHE WONDERS IF THE QUILTS WERE TIED OR SEWN). THE ACTIVITY FASCINATED THE DONOR. SHE RECALLED THAT A CAT MANAGED ONE DAY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE HOUSE DURING A BREAK IN THE QUILTING WORK AND FELL ASLEEP ON THE QUILT. SHE REMEMBERED THE WOMEN SCREAMING ON ACCOUNT THAT THERE WERE TO BE NO CATS IN THE HOUSE. REGARDING THE JERKIN, SHE RECALLED “VOLUMES OF FELT” AND SAID THAT “THE RED CROSS SENT PATTERNS AND THE JERKINS HAD TO BE MADE TO SPEC”. THE FELT PIECES FOR THE VESTS WERE CUT OUT IN THE KITCHEN AND TAKEN HOME BY THE LADIES TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL HOMES. “SPEED AND QUANTITY COUNTED … QUALITY WAS NOT AN ISSUE. MOTHER WOULD NEVER SEW A GARMENT LIKE THIS ONE IS SEWN (JERKIN)… JUST GET IT TOGETHER”. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE JERKIN WAS MADE FOR ISSUE TO A SAILOR IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY. IT IS UNKNOWN WHY MRS. SEWARD WAS STILL IN POSSESSION OF THE JERKIN AT THE END OF THE WAR. THE DONOR BELIEVES THAT THE FARM HILL LADIES WON AN AWARD FOR THE MOST NUMBER OF QUILTS PRODUCED BY ANY A.W.I. BRANCH DURING THE WAR. IN 1963, NELLIE SEWARD GAVE THE JERKIN TO HER DAUGHTER (DONOR), BEVERLY HAYES. THE DONOR VALUED THE JERKIN ON ACCOUNT THAT SHE KNEW HOW IMPORTANT THE INSTITUTE WAS TO HER MOTHER AND BECAUSE THE SHE WAS LITERALLY IN THE MIDST OF THE HOME FRONT WORK AS A CHILD. IN 2009, HAYES RECALLED THAT PRIOR TO 1963 THE JERKIN HUNG UNUSED IN A BAG ADJACENT A STAIRWELL IN HER MOTHER’S (DONOR’S CHILDHOOD) FARM HOME IN THE DISTRICT OF FARM HILL. AS FAR AS DONOR KNEW, THE VIRTUALLY NEW, UNWORN JERKIN WAS NOT TOUCHED FROM THE MID-40S THROUGH TO 1963. ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, IT WAS “THERE FOR YEARS” AND SHE HAS NO IDEA WHY IT NEVER MOVED. DURING WINTERS FROM 1967 TO 1969, THE DONOR WORE THE JERKIN ALONG WITH OVERALLS TO DO CHORES (EG. MILKING COWS) WITH HER HUSBAND IN SEVEN PERSONS, AB. IN 1987, THE JERKIN WAS LEFT BEHIND BY THIEVES AFTER THE DONOR’S LETHBRIDGE GARAGE WAS LEFT UNSECURED AND WAS ROBBED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE AND CATHERINE C. COLE’S SUBMISSION TO THE BOOK FOR KING AND COUNTRY: ALBERTA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, ENTITLED EVERY KITCHEN IS AN ARSENAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990072002
Acquisition Date
2000-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHILDRENS LONG-JOHNS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007026
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILDRENS LONG-JOHNS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
52.02
Width
6.9
Description
PAIR OF CHILDRENS CREAM COLOURED WOOL TIGHTS WITH DRAWSTRING WAIST, AND ATTACHED BOOTIES AND RIBBING AROUND THE ANKLES. ONE END OF DRAWSTRING IS BROKEN, BUT STILL WOVEN INTO FRONT OF WAISTBAND, OTHERWISE LIKE NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR AND HER SISTER DURING THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, AND WERE USED AS DOLL CLOTHING, BUT MAY BE CHILDRENS CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR, HER MOTHER MADE SOME OF THE CLOTHES, BUT OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. FOR MORE HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19970007001-GA
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007026
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FAKE FUR BABY COAT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC
Catalogue Number
P19970007014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FAKE FUR BABY COAT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
SYNTHETIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
44
Width
23.5
Description
OFF-WHITE FAKE FUR SYNTHETIC COAT WITH THREE BUTTONS UP THE FRONT. TWO LOOP THROUGH AN ORNATE BUTTON DECORATION, AND THE OTHER LOOPS THROUGH A SMALL ELASTIC LOOP AT FRONT OF COLLAR. HAS PINK STAIN ON BACK NEAR BOTTOM OF COAT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007014
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007013
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
22.8
Width
51
Description
WHITE FLANNEL BABY JACKET WITH LIGHT BLUE STITCHED TRIM. COLLAR, CUFFS, FRONT AND BACK EDGES HAVE VINE-LIKE STITCHING WITH A SMALL BLUE FLOWER WITH PINK LEAVES ON FRONT ON EITHER SIDE OF OPENING NEAR THE BOTTOM. TOP OF COLLAR FASTENS WITH TWO LIGHT BLUE SATIN RIBBONS. RIBBONS ARE FRAYED, BUT REST OF JACKET IS CLEAN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM WAS USED AS DOLL CLOTHES BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING AS WELL. ACCORDING TO DONOR HER MOTHER MADE SOME OF THE CLOTHES, SO THIS MAY BE ONE. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007013
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PLEATED DOLL'S SKIRT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007021
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLEATED DOLL'S SKIRT
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.7
Width
29
Description
BROWN WOOL PLEATED SKIRT WITH 7 BROWN PLASTIC BUTTONS ON WAIST BAND. EACH SUSPENDER STRAP ATTACHES TO FRONT WITH 2 BUTTONS, WHILE STRAPS BUTTON TO BACK OF WAIST BAND WITH 1 BUTTON EACH. 1 BUTTON IS ALSO USED TO FASTEN SIDE SEAM OF SKIRT CLOSED. MOST OF FABRIC IS IN GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT ONE REPAIRED PIECE ON FRONT, AND PLEATS HAVE BEEN FLATTENED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM WAS DOLL CLOTHING USED BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. SOME PIECES WERE HANDMADE BY THEIR MOTHER, HOWEVER OTHER PIECES, LIKE THIS ONE, WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007021
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007017
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
41
Width
13.5
Description
LIGHT PINK SLEEVELESS COTTON DRESS WITH DECORATIVE WHITE STITCHING AROUND NECK, ACROSS CHEST, EDGES OF SLEEVES, ALONG BOTTOM OF FRONT, AND SCALLOPED HEM WITH FINISHED TRIM. HAS OPENING AT BACK OF NECK WHICH FASTENS CLOSED WITH 2 PEARLY BUTTONS. HAS WHITE LABEL INSIDE NECK MARKED IN BLACK "1". BACK OF SHOULDERS ARE GATHERED WITH PLEATS ON EITHER SIDE. DRESS IS FAIRLY WRINKLED AND HAS A FEW HOLES ON FRONT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007017
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
KNIT BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007019
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNIT BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
49.5
Width
26.3
Description
BLUE HANDKNITTED WOOL DRESS WITH WHITE TRIM AROUND THE COLLAR AND THE CAP SLEEVES. COLLAR BUTTONS UP THE FRONT WITH THREE WHITE PLASTIC DECORATIVE BUTTONS. STRIP OF WHITE RIBBON IS WOVEN IN AND OUT OF THREAD ACROSS THE CHEST JUST BELOW THE BUTTONS IN THE FRONT. SKIRT OF DRESS IS PLEATED AND THREAD IS SLIGHTLY WORN, WITH FUZZY PIECES THROUGHOUT SURFACE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, OTHERS WERE PURCHASED, AND MAY HAVE EVEN BEEN INFANT OR CHILDREN CLOTHING. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007019
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007010
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
56
Width
24.3
Description
WHITE FLANNEL JACKET WITH LIGHT GREEN TRIM, WITH 2 CAT IMAGES STITCHED ON FRONT. HAS KNITTED CREAM COLORED STRING PULLED THROUGH 2 BUTTON HOLES NEAR NECK TO TIE IT CLOSED. FRONT AND BACK OF JACKET ARE SEWN TOGETHER AT SHOULDERS AND TIED CLOSED UNDER ARMS. SIDES ARE LEFT OPEN. FABRIC HAS YELLOW STAINS ON BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEM WAS USED AS DOLL CLOTHES BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY BE INFANT CLOTHING AS WELL. ACCORDING TO DONOR HER MOTHER MADE SOME OF THE CLOTHES, SO THIS MAY BE ONE. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007010
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILDS SUN DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007020
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILDS SUN DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
34.7
Width
17.5
Description
WHITE COTTON CHILDS SLEEVELESS DRESS. HAS DECORATIVE PINK AND WHITE CROCHETED EDGES ON SLEEVES, HEM, AND AROUND NECK. NECK ALSO HAS A PINK SATIN RIBBON WOVEN IN AND OUT OF LACY EDGE, AND IS USED TO FASTEN NECK OPENING CLOSED AT THE BACK. REST OF DRESS IS PLAIN. HEM HAS A WAVY/ SCALLOPED EDGE. HAS EXTRA PANEL SEWN ON EACH SIDE SEAM OF DRESS NEAR THE BOTTOM TO MAKE THE DRESS HAVE A MORE A-LINE SHAPE. HAS NOT VISIBLE DAMAGE, STILL IN GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S, BUT MAY HAVE BEEN CHILDRENS CLOTHING. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. FOR MORE HISTORY PLEASE SEE P19970007001-GA.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007020
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
KNITTED DOLL DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970007018
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNITTED DOLL DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
40.1
Width
44.2
Description
KNITTED WOOL DRESS WITH MINT GREEN UPPER BODY AND SHOULDERS WITH CREAM AND LIGHT YELLOW TRIM AND WAVY STRIPS HORIZONTALLY ACROSS BODY OF DRESS. NECK HAS A ROW OF BUTTONS AT THE BOTTOM CORNERS MADE UP OF THREE PEARLY PLASTIC BUTTONS. NECK IS SQUARE WITH A ROW OF 3 PEARLY BUTTONS AT EACH BOTTOM CORNER. HAS SCALLOPED EDGE AROUND BOTTOM OF DRESS. DARK STAIN ON FRONT MID SECTION, AND A PINK SPOT ON THE BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. ACCORDING TO DONOR THE HANDMADE ITEMS, SUCH AS THIS, WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007018
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970007016
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY DRESS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
39.5
Width
21
Description
LIGHT PINK COTTON DRESS WITH SHORT CAP SLEEVES, DECORATIVE STITCHING AROUND COLLAR, EDGE OF SLEEVES, DOWN THE FRONT, AND HAS STITCHED SCALLOPED HEM. ON EACH SHOULDER IS A LIGHT PINK SATIN BOW, TIED AND ENDS HANG DOWN HALF THE LENGTH OF THE DRESS. EACH RIBBON IS ATTACHED TO SHOULDER OF DRESS WITH SMALL METAL SAFETY PINS. HAS CREAM LABEL ON INSIDE OF NECK LABELED IN RED LETTERS "HANDMADE BABY". RIBBONS ARE FRAYING, AND DRESS HAS A FEW STAINS ON IT. HAS BEEN STARCHED. HAS OPENING IN BACK WHICH FASTENS WITH 2 CREAM PLASTIC BUTTONS
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
LEISURE
History
ITEMS WERE USED FOR DOLLS BY DONOR AND HER SISTER IN THE LATE 1930'S AND 1940'S. ACCORDING TO DONOR SOME ITEMS WERE MADE BY HER MOTHER, MARY WAGNESS, AND OTHERS WERE PURCHASED. SEE P19970007001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED SISTERS SHIRLEY TUCKER AND JEAN SCMITT ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY TUCKER. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19970007016
Acquisition Date
1997-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
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
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073149
  3 images  
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
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, CHIFFON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19990053007
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
VELVET, CHIFFON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
2
Height
7.0
Length
125.0
Width
47.5
Description
BLACK VELVET. HAS A HIGH, STRAIGHT CUT NECKLINE (BOAT NECKLINE). NECKLINE IS GATHERED IN THE FRONT AT THE SHOULDERS. SKIRT IS SLIGHTLY FLARED. HAS 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES MADE OF A SHEER BLACK FABRIC WITH BLACK VELVET DESIGNS ON IT. CUFFS ARE CUT IN A V-SHAPE, SO TOPSIDE IS LONGER THAN BOTTOM SIDE. CUFFS CLOSE WITH A SMALL, METAL SNAP. BACK OF DRESS HAS A SLIT FROM NECKLINE TO CENTER BACK; SLIT CLOSES AT NECKLINE WITH A PLASTIC, SILVER BUTTON SHAPED LIKE A FLOWER. BUTTON HAS A CLEAR GEM IN THE CENTER. DRESS HAS A LOOP OF THREAD ON EACH SIDE, THROUGH WHICH IS A BELT. BELT IS A STRIP OF BLACK POLYESTER?, WITH PEACH COLOURED ENDS. ONE END OF BELT IS FRAYED. DRESS HAS LOOSE THREADS THROUGHOUT. A RIP IN SKIRT HAS BEEN LOOSELY REPAIRED. DRESS IS CUT ON THE BIAS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
FINE ARTS
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. “BLACK VELVET DRESS NOT USED IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION, BUT SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR POSSIBLE COSTUME REPRODUCTION DETAILS OF 1930S CLOTHING.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053007
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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