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Other Name
BASEBALL UNIFORM SHIRT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STRETCH COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19860012000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASEBALL UNIFORM SHIRT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STRETCH COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.0
Width
46.0
Description
BLACK, YELLOW, ORANGE. MEN'S MEDIUM. BLACK BODY, GOLD STRIP ON FRONT AND BACK YOKES AND DOWN SLEEVES. BLACK STRETCH NECK, SLEEVE AND BOTTOM BANDS. ON FRONT: YELLOW AND BLACK FELT TIGER HEAD AND ORANGE FELT LETTERING "ELLISONS". RED STAIN AT RIGHT BREAST. BLACK SMUDGES AT RIGHT OF COLLAR. BLACK STAINS ON RIGHT SLEEVE. SMALL HOLE ON RIGHT SHOULDER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR'S BROTHER EMIL (CHUMMY) SCHUMACHER, PLAYED BASEBALL IN THE CITY IN 1930'S FOR ELLISON TIGERS. MR. SCHUMACHER WAS A CLERK IN LETHBRIDGE HOTEL FOR 23 YEARS, AFTER WHICH HE MOVED NORTH & MANAGED A NUMBER OF HOTELS. HE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE (JANUARY 1912) PASSED AWAY IN NOVEMBER 1979. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BASEBALL UNIFORM DONATED BY HELEN BLACKER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. EMILIE “CHUMMY” OSCAR SCHUMACHER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 67 ON NOVEMBER 7, 1979. IN AN ARTICLE, PUBLISHED AUGUST 24, 1934, CHUMMY IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: “EMIL SCHUMACHER, CATCHER. WITHOUT DOUBT, “SCHUMMY” IS THE BEST BACKSTOP THE CITY BOASTS OF. HE HAS HAD A NEAR PERFECT FIELDING RECORD AND ASSUMES THE CLEAN-UP POSITION IN THE BATTING ORDER. A MEMBER OF THE COMMERCIAL CAFÉ SQUAD LAST SEASON.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19860012000
Acquisition Date
1985-08
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
Images
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Other Name
BASEBALL UNIFORM PANTS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930034002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASEBALL UNIFORM PANTS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
79.2
Description
GREY, CALF LENGTH PANTS, WITH DARKER GREY STRIPES. GATHERED AROUND BOTTOM SEAM (LEGS). BELT LOOPS, 4 BUTTON FLY & SINGLE BACK POCKET. BLUE PIPING DOWN OUTSIDE LEG SEAM. STAINED, SOILED & FRAYED. 2 HOLES ON LOWER RIGHT LEG, 1 NEAR OUTSIDE SEAM. 1 HOLE ON KNEE, WITH WHITE COTTON PATCH. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
UNIFORM BELONGED TO GEORGE ATKINSON WHEN HE PLAYED ON STERN FURNITURE FASTBALL TEAM. THE TEAM WERE FASTBALL CHAMPIONS IN 1934 & MANAGED BY LEO SINGER. SEE ALSO P19930034001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BASEBALL UNIFORM DONATED BY MARY ATKINSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. GEORGE MARSHALL ATKINSON WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED IN MANITOU, MB. HE TAUGHT SCHOOL FOR TWO YEARS IN RENNIE AND PURVES, MB BEFORE JOINING THE CPR IN 1925. IN 1929, GEORGE MARRIED MURIEL ATKINSON (NEE BLACKWELL) IN BETHUNE, SK. HE RETIRED IN 1970. GEORGE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1992. AN ARTICLE FROM AUGUST 24, 1934 DESCRIBED GEORGE AS: “GEORGE ATKINSON, SECOND BASEMAN AND FIELDER. GEORGE HAS NOT SEEN A GREAT DEAL OF ACTION THIS YEAR, BEING USED LARGELY FOR UTILITY, BUT HE PERFORMS VERY WELL WHEN CALLED UP AND QUITE RELIABLE. WITH THE GAS COMPANY TEAM A YEAR AGO.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930034002
Acquisition Date
1993-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BENGALINE, COTTON, NYLON, RAYON, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM(?)
Catalogue Number
P19940004000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
BENGALINE, COTTON, NYLON, RAYON, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM(?)
No. Pieces
1
Height
60
Width
39
Description
BLACK STRETCH BENGALINE BATHING SUIT WITH THREE DIAGONAL STRIPS OF BLACK SEQUINS. ONE STRIP IS ON LEFT BREAST (14CM WIDE), ONE THROUGH THE TORSO (8CM) AND ACROSS RIGHT HIP (7CM). SEQUINS ARE BLACK PLASTIC AND SEWN IN SWIRL PATTERN WITH BLACK THREAD. SHOULDER STRAPS MEASURE 48CM IN LENGTH AND FASTENED WITH ALUMINUM CLASPS. A ZIPPER DISECTS BACK (29CM) AND THE TOP OF GARMENT IS FASTENED WITH HOOK AND EYE CLASP. ZIPPER IS ENGRAVED WITH "CONMAR USA N18" WITH "CONMAR" ON BOTH SIDES OF ZIPPER PULL TAB. WHITE RAYON TAG SEWN INTO BACK WITH BLUE EMBROIDERY WHICH STATES "AN ORIGINAL BY TOBI OF CALIFORNIA REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.". GENERAL STRUCTURE OF GARMENT IS SINGLE STRAIGHT SEAM SERGED AND PRESSED. BLACK NYLON LINING SEWN INTO CROTCH AREA. HAS DOUBLE LAYER LINING IN FRONT TORSO AND BREAST WITH BREAST SUPPORTED BY TWO VERTICAL WIRE FRAMES. ELASTIC EDGING AROUND HIPS AND UNDERARMS. SLIGHT FRAYING OF SOME SEAMS AND TAG IS FRAYED AS WELL. SEAM HAS COME UNDONE UNDER RIGHT RIB AREA. COLOR HAS FADED TO A GREENISH TINGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
GARMENT WAS PURCHASED BY DONOR FROM A SECOND HAND STORE AROUND 1984. IT WAS ASSUMED TO BE USED IN THE 1940'S. THE ARTIFACT IS REPRESENTATIVE OF AN AGE OF GLAMOUR AND FASHION CHANGES. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING THIS BATHING SUIT DONATED BY MAGGIE MCKNIGHT. RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO FIND THE DONOR, NEXT-OF-KIN, AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
Catalogue Number
P19940004000
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
JUDOGI C/W BLACK BELT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1949
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19790274000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JUDOGI C/W BLACK BELT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1949
Materials
COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
2
Length
147.3
Width
88.9
Description
.1. WHITE COTTON JUDOGI. HAND STITCHED. REPAIRS THROUGHOUT. THERE ARE EVEN REPAIRS DONE ON REPAIRS. BADLY FRAYED, HOLES/RIPS UNDER EACH SLEEVE. YELLOWED, ESPECIALLY ON TOP PART OF JUDOGI. .2. JUDOGI BELT, COTTON 20.3 (L) CM. BLACK COTTON SEWN OVER WHITE, SEWN ONTO FELT LINGER. BADLY FRAYED & WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR USED JUDOGI UNTIL THE LATE 1940S. HIS MOTHER KEPT REPAIRING THE SUIT WHICH WAS PASSED ONTO DONOR'S WIFE FOR REPAIR, WHEN THEY MARRIED. DONOR WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A NEW JUDOGI DURING THE DEPRESSION. DONOR STARTED TEACHING JUDO IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. HE TAUGHT IN RAYMOND, ALTA. FROM 1943-1951. SEE FILE FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY. NARRATIVE BELOW SOLICITED FROM FLORENCE SENDA IN EARLY 2010 WHEN THIS ARTIFACT WAS EXHIBITED AS PART OF THE GALT’S TREASURES & CURIOSITIES DISPLAY. THE NARRATIVE BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE ARTIFACT’S LABEL COPY IN THE EXHIBIT. *** THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO YOSHIO SENDA. YOSHIO WAS BORN IN 1922 IN MISSION CITY, BC AND STARTED JUO AT AGE 8 YEARS, EARNING HIS SHODAN (1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT) IN 1938. THIS UNIFORM WAS PROBABLY PURCHASED AROUND THAT TIME. WHEN WWII BROKE OUT AND ALL PEOPLES OF JAPANESE DESCENT WERE EVACUATED FROM 100 MILES INLAND FROM THE COAST OF BC, THE SENDA FAMILY MOVED TO ALBERTA TO THE BEET FIELDS IN THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA. IN 1943, THE RAYMOND JUDO CLUB (THE FIRST IN ALBERTA) WAS STARTED WITH MR. YOSHIO KATSUTA AS HEAD SENSEI, AND YOSHIO SENDA WAS ASKED TO GO TO RAYMOND AS AN ASSISTANT SENSEI. DURING HIS 7 YEARS IN RAYMOND, YOSHIO EARNED HIS NIDAN (2ND DEGREE BLACK BELT), LEARNED THE TRADE OF PAINTING AND PAPER HANGING FROM MR. KATSUTA, AND MET AND MARRIED FLORENCE HIRONAKA. IN 1952, YOSHIO, FLORENCE AND CHILDREN RONALD AND MAE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE YOSH STARTED HIS OWN BUSINESS, “YOSH SENDA PAINTING AND DECORATING”. THAT FALL, DAVE ROBERTS ASKED YOSH TO TEACH JUDO AT THE OLD YMCA, AND AS THE SAYING GOES THE REST IS HISTORY FOR JUDO IN LETHBRIDGE. YOSH WORKED AT HIS TRADE DURING THE DAY AND VOLUNTEERED TO TEACH JUDO 3 – 4 EVENINGS A WEEK. AT FIRST, YOSH WOULD GET HIS MOTHER TO PATCH THE SUIT, BUT BY THE TIME I MARRIED YOSH, THIS SUIT WAS VERY WELL WORN AND NEEDED PATCHING AFTER EVERY PRACTICE. I ALSO REMEMBER SEWING HEAVY SHEETING ON THE 50 YEAR OLD TATAMI, DAMAGED BY USE AND THE EFFECTS OF OUR DRY CLIMATE. LATER, CLUB MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO PURCHASE A NEW TATAMI. A NEW YMCA BUILDING WAS BUILT, GIVING THE CLUB A LARGER AREA TO PRACTICE. IN 1967, THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE JUDO CLUB WAS FORMED. OVER THE YEARS, YOSH WAS A CANADIAN HEAD COACH TAKING THE CANADIAN TEAM TO MANY OLYMPIC GAMES, PAN-AM JUDO TOURNAMENTS, WORLD JUDO TOURNAMENTS, CULTURAL EXCHANGES TO JAPAN, ETC. HE RECEIVED MANY AWARDS, TOO MANY TO MENTION HERE, BUT I WILL LIST A FEW. 1989 – RECIPIENT OF “HONORARY DOCTOR OF LAW” DEGREE FROM THE U OF L 1991 – DECORATED “THE ORDER OF SACRED TREASURES, GOLD AND SILVER RAYS”, CONFERRED BY HIS MAJESTY, THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN 2007 – RECEIVED HIS KUDAN (9TH DEGREE BLACK BELT), THE FIRST AND ONLY IN CANADA TO DO SO 2007 – YOSH SAW HIS DREAM OF HAVING A FREE-STANDING JUDO DOJO, AND THE LETHBRIDGE KYODOKAN CLUB OPEN AT 2775 28 AVE S 2008 – RECIPIENT OF THE ORDER OF CANADA SADLY, YOSHIO SENDA PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2009. ***
Catalogue Number
P19790274000
Acquisition Date
1979-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20010090000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.0
Width
57.0
Description
LIGHT BEIGE KNIT SWEATER. FRONT IS OPEN; HAS 5 DARK GREEN PLASTIC BUTTONS FOR CLOSURES. HAS TWO WELT POCKETS ON FRONT WAIST, WITH GREEN WOOL LINING. ON RIGHT BREAST IS A PATCH THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS BLUE LINERS"; ON LEFT BREAST IS A PATCH THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS 6". ON RIGHT ARM IS A PATCH WITH TWO CROSSED HOCKEY STICKS, A PUCK AND "49" "50". ON LEFT ARM ARE THREE GREEN STRIPES AND A PATCH THAT IS A UNION JACK CROSSED WITH AN AMERICAN FLAG. TAG ON INSIDE OF NECK READS "KYLE BROS.".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
SWEATER WAS WORN BY DONOR FOR 1950 HOCKEY GAME; WAS 16 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME. DONOR MOVED FROM BOW ISLAND TO LETHBRIDGE AT THE AGE OF 6 YEARS. HE STARTED PLAYING HOCKEY AT THE AGE OF 9 ON A TEAM SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, THEN WENT TO THE WESTERN CANADA JUVENILE CHAMPIONS SPONSORED BY CATELLI. AFTER THAT HE PLAYED RIGHT WING FOR THE JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM, THE NATIVE SONS, FROM 1949 TO 1953. DONOR HAD THE CHANCE TO GO PRO, BUT OPTED TO STAY IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORK FOR THE CITY, LATER MARRYING, AND HAVING HIS OWN FAMILY. THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY SPONSORED THE NATIVE SONS HOCKEY CLUB FROM 1949 TO 1956. THE NAME “NATIVE SONS” CAME FROM THE FIRST UNIFORMS WORN BY THE TEAM, WHICH WERE OLD LACROSSE SWEATERS LEFT IN LETHBRIDGE BY THE CANADA NATIVE SONS, A GROUP WANTING LACROSSE TO BE THE NATIONAL SPORT. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SWEATER SUIT DONATED BY STEVE ARISMAN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 2, 1949 DISCUSSES STEVE ARISMAN AS A YOUNG HOCKEY PLAYER: “NEXT TO HIS GOOD FRIEND AND LINEMATE, BILLY DEA, STEVEN ARISMAN IS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER WITH THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS. BARELY 17 YEARS OF AGE (HE WAS BORN IN BOW ISLAND ON AUGUST 2, 1932), HE HAS THREE YEARS OF JUNIOR HOCKEY AHEAD OF HIM … A BIG HUSKY YOUNGSTER WHO IS ALMOST SIX FEET TALL AND WHO WEIGHS CLOSE TO 170 POUNDS SOAKING WET, STEVE IS BUILT ALONG THE LINES OF NHL STARS LIKE ROY CONACHER, HARRY WATSON AND GORDIE HOW, ALL PLAYERS FOR WHOM HE HAS GREAT ADMIRATION … ANY COACH WILL TELL YOU THAT [STEVE] HAS ALL THE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE EVENTUAL STARDOM.” IT CONTINUES: “A GRADE TEN STUDENT AT ST. PAT’S, STEVE LIVES AT HOME WITH HIS PARENTS, MR. AND MRS. PETE ARISMAN … HIS FATHER WORKS FOR THE C.P.R. AND IS VERY PROUD OF STEVE AND HIS OLDER BROTHER, JOE, WHO PLAYS SECOND BASE FOR THE PICTURE BUTTE BASEBALL TEAM DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. STEVE GOT HIS START IN HOCKEY LOCALLY WITH THE LETHBRIDGE COLUMBUS CLUB AND HIS FIRST COACH WAS BILL MCKENNA. HE JOINED THE NATIVE SONS ORGANIZATION LAST YEAR AND WAS ONE OF THE CLUB’S TOP SCORERS.” THE ARTICLE ALSO INCLUDED A LITTLE ABOUT STEVE OUTSIDE OF HOCKEY: “NO HOBBIES ATTRACT STEVE’S ATTENTION. HE DOESN’T LIKE DANCING. HE DOES LIKE JUNE ALLYSON OF THE MOVIES, POPULAR MUSIC, SWEATERS, CONSERVATIVE CLOTHES, SLEEPING, EATING, AND MAURICE RICHARD, THE GREAT N.H.L. PLAYER. ABOUT GIRLS HE SAYS THIS: ‘I AM VERY, VERY FOND OF ALL TYPES OF GIRLS. THEY ARE ALL PERFECT.’” ON MARCH 27, 2002 THE HERALD PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ABOUT STEVE’S INDUCTION INTO THE LETHBRIDGE SPORTS HALL OF FAME: “FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS ARISMAN WAS INVOLVED IN THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE AS BOTH AN ATHLETE AND A BUILDER. ARISMAN PLAYED WITH THE WESTERN CANADIAN JUVENILE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP NATIVE SONS IN 1948-49, AND WENT ON TO SPEND FOUR SEASONS WITH THE NATIVE SONS’ JUNIOR TEAM. HE LATER HELPED GREAT FALLS AMERICANS TO THE U.S. HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1953-54, AND ALSO PLAYED FOR THE LETHBRIDGE ALLISTER FURRIERS IN THE BIG SIX INTERMEDIATE HOCKEY LEAGUE. LATER SERVING AS A COACH, ARISMAN GUIDED THE JUNIOR A LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS IN 1966-67 AND PILOTED THE FIRST UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE HOCKEY TEAM, THE CHINOOKS IN 1969-70. HE ALSO COACHED AND MANAGED MINOR HOCKEY IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1973-1981, AT THE PEE WEE, BANTAM, AND JUVENILE LEVELS. … A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE OLDTIMERS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION, ARISMAN SERVED AS THE GROUP’S PRESIDENT FOR FOUR YEARS. IN 1985, ARISMAN PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE RETURN OF JUNIOR HOCKEY TO LETHBRIDGE.” STEVE IS MARRIED TO EIRA ARISMAN (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND THE COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 27, 2003. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20010090000
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
REFEREE VEST
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1924
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940034004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REFEREE VEST
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1924
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1+
Length
54.4
Width
45
Description
COTTON VEST WITH VERTICAL BLUE-GREY STRIPES AND RED DOTS ON FRONT PANELS. WHITE COTTON LINING AND BACKING. TWO POCKETS ON EACH SIDE OF FRONT, WITH FIVE SHANK BUTTONS WITH COTTER PINS ALONG FRONT CLOSURE. HALF BELT AT BACK, WITH STEEL ADJUSTING FIXTURE. SOME EDGES OF FABRIC FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
BELONGED TO GRANDFATHER OF DONOR, ALBERT ARNOLD, WHO WORKED FOR CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND WAS KILLED JULY 30, 1924 WHEN HE FELL FROM A TREE AND HIT CEMENT. VEST MADE BY HIS WIFE, AND WORN AS HE REFEREED FOOTBALL. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY GLADYS CLAY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. GLADYS CLAY WAS RAISED ON A FARM OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED SCHOOL IN A ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE IN CRYSTAL LAKE. AT THE AGE OF 14 SHE WAS SENT TO LETHBRIDGE TO LIVE WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SO THAT SHE COULD ATTEND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. ON NOVEMBER 17, 1945 GLADYS WAS MARRIED TO DONALD “DON” CLAY. GLADYS WAS THE DAUGHTER OF OSCAR WILLETS AND ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD). GLADYS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014. HER HUSBAND DON CLAY PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 8, 2008 AT THE AGE OF 93. OSCAR WILLETS WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ENGLAND, MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. IN 1915 HE JOINED THE 39TH BATTALION AND SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WWI. HE WORKED AS A MINER AT NO. 6 MINE FOLLOWING THE WAR, THEN AS A FARMER IN THE SUNNYSIDE DISTRICT STARTING IN 1926. HE RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1954. OSCAR PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 22, 1975. ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LONDON, ENGLAND, AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. ALICE WAS MARRIED TO OSCAR WILLETS ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1919. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ALBERT ARNOLD AND ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ALICE WILLETS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON AUGUST 26, 1982. ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN HAVERSHAM, KENT, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 IN AUGUST 1957. ALBERT ARNOLD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 50. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON JULY 31, 1924 RECOUNTS THE ACCIDENT THAT CAUSED HIS DEATH: “THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD … AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, OCCURRED LAST NIGHT AT 9:45 AT THE GALT HOSPITAL. MR. ARNOLD WAS ENGAGED IN TRIMMING TREES IN FRONT OF 649 12TH ST., WHEN HE FELL FROM THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS WORKING AND STRUCK THE SIDEWALK WITH HIS HEAD, BEING RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS, FROM WHICH STATE HE NEVER EMERGED. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE GALT HOSPITAL WHERE AN EXAMINATION REVEALED A SLIGHT FRACTURE OF THE SKULL. HE WAS OPERATED ON IN THE AFTERNOON IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF HIS BRAIN CAUSED BY THE FRACTURE, BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS, AND HE DIED AT 9:45PM. MR. ARNOLD, WHO WAS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE, HAD BEEN IN THE CITY THIRTEEN YEARS AND HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON AND OFF FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ONLY THE DAY BEFORE HE HAD CELEBRATED THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MARRIAGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM AUGUST 1, 1924 DISCUSSES THE ACCIDENT FURTHER: “AT AN ENQUIRY HELD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE MAGISTRATE BARKER AS TO WHETHER AN INQUEST ON THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD WOULD BE NECESSARY, THE MAGISTRATE DECIDED THAT IT WAS A CASE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE GIVEN, DECEASED ON HAD A 13 FOOT FALL FROM THE POINT OF THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS STANDING AT THE TIME HE WAS CUTTING TREES ON TWELFTH ST. SOUTH. GEORGE EDWARDS, WHO WAS HOLDING THE LADDER FOR THE DECEASED, DEPOSED TO HIS HAVING A STRONG GRIP ON IT AND TO ITS NOT SLIPPING. THE DECEASED WAS PRUNING OFF THE LIGHT BRANCHES WITH A PRUNING HOOK AND WAS NOT USING A SAW. ANYTHING OF THE THEORY OF HIS BEING ELECTROCUTED BY THE ELECTRIC WIRES WAS DISSIPATED BY THE EVIDENCE OF ED THEOBALD OF THE CITY ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT, WHO SAID THAT THE WIRE WAS AWAY ABOVE THE TOP OF THE TREE. IT IS PRESUMED THAT DECEASED, WHO HAD NOT BEEN VERY WELL LATELY, HAD A SUDDEN FIT OF VERTIGO. DEATH, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL EVIDENCE, RESULTED FROM HEMORRHAGE OF THE BRAIN CAUSED BY THE HEAD OF THE DECEASED STRIKING THE CURB.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P19940034004
Acquisition Date
1994-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY, ELASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030057000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1946
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY, ELASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SHIRT. 63.0(L). TANK TOP STYLE. MADE OF YELLOW JERSEY. EACH SIDE OF SHIRT HAS A WIDE STRIP OF YELLOW AND GREEN STRIPED ELASTIC SEWN IN. ACROSS FRONT OF SHIRT, IN GREEN FELT, IS "RAMBLERS". ON BACK OF SHIRT, IN GREEN FELT, IS "53". STRAPS OF SHIRT HAVE BEEN FOLDED OVER AND STITCHED (TO SHORTEN THEM). INSIDE NECKLINE IS A TAG THAT READS "ALLSPORTS SUPPLY CO. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA". BELOW THIS IS ANOTHER TAG THAT READS "42 DRY CLEAN". THERE IS A REPAIR ON BACK OF SHIRT AND SMALL STAINS ON THE FRONT. SHIRT IS GENERALLY WORN. 2. SHORTS. 34.0(L) X 48.5(W). SHORTS ARE MADE FROM A SHINY GREEN COTTON. WAISTBAND IS YELLOW, WITH A SHORT GREEN BELT AT CENTER FRONT. FLY OF SHORTS CLOSES WITH 3 WHITE, PLASTIC BUTTONS. SEWN ALONG SIDES OF SHORTS IS A WIDE STRIP OF GREEN AND YELLOW STRIPED ELASTIC. LEG OPENINGS ARE ALSO FINISHED WITH GREEN AND YELLOW STRIPED ELASTIC. ON FRONT OF SHORTS AT BOTTOM RIGHT IS "53" IN YELLOW AND GREEN FELT. THERE IS A REPAIR ON FRONT OF SHORTS AND ALONG CROTCH SEAMS. THERE ARE SMALL STAINS ON BACK OF SHORTS, AND BOTTOM HEMS ARE COMING LOOSE AND FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
UNIFORM WAS WORN BY DONOR'S FATHER, ARTHUR BEATON, IN 1946, AS PART OF THE NEW DAYTON INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL TEAM, THE RAMBLERS. THE START OF BASKETBALL IN NEW DAYTON WAS IN 1909, WITH A BASKETBALL HOOP ERECTED IN ONE OF THE GRAIN ELEVATORS FOR PRACTICE. THEN IN 1917 A LIVERY BARN WAS CONVERTED INTO A HALL PROVIDING A PLACE FOR BASKETBALL, UNTIL 1930 WHEN A NEW STADIUM WAS BUILT. THIS GAVE BIRTH TO HIGH SCHOOL BALL FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS. IT TOOK ALL OF THE BOYS, OR GIRLS, FROM GRADE NINE THROUGH TWELVE, OF THE NEW DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL, TO MAKE UP A TEAM. AFTER THE WAR, IN 1945, AN INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL TEAM KNOWN AS THE RAMBLERS WAS STARTED. IN 1946 THEY WON THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHAMPIONSHIP, AND WENT TO CALGARY FOR THE PROVINICIALS. THERE THEY WON THE PROVINCIAL INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP, WITH ALMOST ALL OF NEW DAYTON CHEERING THEM ON. THE TEAM THAT WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP CONSISTED OF DON AND ALLAN DUNCAN, TOM CRONKHITE, ART BEATON, LARRY ATKINS, GRANT AND JOHN CARNINE, ROME MUELLER, DAVE SIEWERT, LLOYD SKEITH, AND PLAYING COACH REX CAHOON. THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM IN NEW DAYTON DIED ALONG WITH THEIR HIGH SCHOOL IN 1959. ART BEATON WAS BORN MAY 24, 1918, ON THE MACDONALD FARM AT NEW DAYTON, HE ATTENDED SCHOOL IN NEW DAYTON AND TOOK AN ACTIVE PART IN ALL SCHOOL SPORTS, INCLUDING BASEBALL AND RODEO, AS WELL AS BASKETBALL. ART FARMED WITH HIS FATHER FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT ALSO FOUND OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY. HE AND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, JEROME ROAN, HAULED ICE FOR NEW DAYTON, AS WELL AS COAL, HAY AND OATS. THEY ALSO SHOT RABBITS AND SOLD THE PELTS FOR 15 CENTS A PIECE. ART HELPED BUILD ANNEXES AND REPAIRED ELEVATORS, AND IN 1940 HELPED BUILD THE FRANK O'DOUD HOUSE. ART, ALONG WITH 3 OTHER MEN, WORKED FOR TWO YEARS TO GET IRRIGATION IN NEW DAYTON AND SUCCEEDED IN 1970. IN OCTOBER, 1942 ART MARRIED RETA ELIZABETH QUEENER. THEY LIVED ON ART'S FATHER'S FARM FOR TWO YEARS, THEN BUILT A HOME AND MOVED TO THE FARM THAT WOULD LATER BE OWNED BY THEIR SON JERRY. BECAUSE ART PARTICIPATED AND EXCELLED IN MOST SPORTS HE TOOK HIS TURN AT TRAINING, COACHING AND CHAUFFERING THE NEXT GENERATION. HE SERVED ON THE BOARD OF THE GOLF AND GUN CLUB AND WON TWO SILVER TRAYS IN TRAP SHOOTING. HE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE GROUP OF FOUR WHO INSTIGATED CURLING IN NEW DAYTON. HE SERVED SEVERAL YEARS ON THE UNITED CHURCH AND SCHOOL BOARDS, AND HELPED WITH CUBS AND SCOUTS WHEN NEEDED. HE AND HIS WIFE ALSO DONATED THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS WILLINGLY TO ALL COMMUNITY PROJECTS. ART AND RETA HAD THREE CHILDREN, BILL, JERRY AND JUDY (DONOR). IN 1967 ART, RETA AND THEIR SON BILL MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, BUT WOULD RETURN TO NEW DAYTON IN 1976 TO LIVE IN A NEW HOME ON THE FARM. THEY FARMED UNTIL 1986. IN 1992 ART AND RETA MOVED TO WETASKIWIN TO LIVE WITH HIS DAUGHTER JUDY AND HER HUSBAND. ART PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON APRIL 9, 2002, AND HIS WIFE RETA PREDECEASED HIM. DONOR WAS BORN IN NEW DAYTON IN 1949. SHE TOOK NINE YEARS OF SCHOOL THERE AND HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE ALSO TOOK PART IN SPORTS, AND TOOK A HAIR DRESSING COURSE IN WHICH SHE PASSED WITH HONOURS. IN 1968 SHE MARRIED CLARENCE MIKALSON OF VAUXHALL, AND THEY HAD TWO DAUGHTERS. THEY MOVED TO SICAMOUS, B.C., WHERE THEY OWNED A HARDWARE STORE, AND LATER MOVED TO WETASKIWIN. SEE RELATED ARCHIVES DONATION, NEW DAYTON HISTORY BOOK AND PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030057000
Acquisition Date
2004-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
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
Less detail
Other Name
SHOULDER SACK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LEATHER, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930066010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHOULDER SACK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON, LEATHER, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.5
Length
30
Width
13.5
Description
FADED GREEN CANVAS WITH RED LEATHER BOTTOM AND SINGLE COTTON STRAP. BOTTOM OF SACK IS MACHINE SEWN RED LEATHER WITH TWO TIGHT LEATHER LOOPS SEWN TO FRONT CONTAINING STEEL BUCKLES. TOP PORTION OF BAG IS THIN CANVAS SEWN TO LEATHER BOTTOM. INSIDE OF BAG HAS BEIGE COTTON LINING. ON ONE END OF BAG IS POCKET SEWN ACROSS ITS WIDTH WITH CLOSING FLAP WHICH CONTAINS BRASS FASTENING SNAP. ON BACK PANEL IS SEWN ANOTHER BODY POCKET ALSO FASTENED WITH A BRASS FASTENING SNAP. STAMPED ON BACK SEAM IN BLACK IS "VICTORY". SINGLE COTTON PANEL IS SEWN TO BACK OF INSIDE FORMING A LARGE OPEN POCKET. BELT LOOP IS ALSO SEWN ONTO BACK INSIDE PANEL. CLOSING FLAP IS SEWN TO TOP OF BACK PANEL AND IS DOUBLE LINED. A COPPER ZIPPER 20CM LONG IS SEWN ONTO INSIDE OF FLAP FORMING ANOTHER POCKET. ZIPPER HAS SMALL LEATHER LOOP SEWN TO ITS END. INSIDE OF FLAP ALSO HAS WHITE COTTON TAG SEWN TO IT WHICH READS "WOODS CAMP SUPPLIES WOODS MFG. CO. LTD. OTTAWA CAN." WITH A RED FLAG. OUTSIDE FRONT OF FLAP HAS TWO LEATHER STRAPS SEWN AND RIVETED TO IT. EACH STRAP IS OBLONG SHAPED WITH ONE END LENGTHENING OUT TO FORM FASTENING STRAPS WITH FOUR HOLES. ONE STRAP IS TORN AND BADLY WORN. SEWN TO BACK SEAM OF SACK ARE TWO STEEL CLIPS FOR FASTENING SHOULDER STRAP. ONE CLIP IS BROKEN AND HOLDS SHOULDER STRAP IN PLACE WITH TAPE. SHOULDER STRAP ADJUSTABLE IN LENGTH WITH BRASS BUCKLE AND STEEL BRACKET FOR CLIPS TO FASTEN TO. SACK IS MODERATELY WORN WITH A NUMBER OF STAINS. ZIPPER HAS "LIGHTNING" STAMPED INTO IT AS WELL AS "PAT. 1919 1920 1927". PRINTED IN INK ON INSIDE OF FLAP IS "R.W. AINSCOUGH".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
MILITARY
History
SEE P19930066001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OWNER. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING: ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH WAS BORN IN CARDSTON ALBERTA ON JUNE 21, 1918, WAS EDUCATED IN MACLEOD AND PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 20, 1993. IN THE WOLFORD AREA HISTORY BOOK TITLED: FROM LUMPY BUTTE, MEMORIES LIVE FOREVER, AINSCOUGH’S WIFE (BUCK CRAIG) WROTE, “AINSCOUGH JOINED THE 93RD BATTERY IN 1940. (ANOTHER ACCOUNT WITHIN THE SAME HISTORY BOOK SUGGESTS THAT AINSCOUGH ENLISTED AT CALGARY IN JANUARY OF 1942.) THE BATTERY INCLUDED A TROOP FROM CARDSTON AND GRANUM. BEN HIGGS AND REED JOINED UP TOGETHER AND WENT TO VICTORIA TO QUALIFY FOR THEIR COMMISSIONS AS LIEUTENANTS IN THE ARTILLERY. AFTER A FEW MONTHS IN BRANDON, HE AND BEN WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS. BEN WENT TO ITALY AND REED FIRST SERVED IN BORDEN, ENGLAND AS A GUN POSITION OFFICER AND THEN JOINED THE “E” TROOP OF THE 91ST BATTERY, WHICH SERVED IN NORMANDY AND N.W. EUROPE. HE DID TAKE SOME TIME IN JULY 1942 TO MARRY BUCK CRAIG. REED SERVED AS A FORWARD OBSERVATION OFFICER WITH THE ARTILLERY. HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE NORMANDY REGION. AINSCOUGH’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR CAEN, WHILE THE DESCRIPTION WRITTEN BY HIS WIFE IN THE WOLFORD HISTORY BOOK CLAIMS HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR ROUEN. BOTH LOCATIONS ARE IN THE NORMANDY REGION OF FRANCE. AFTER SPENDING TEN MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE RETURNED TO THE FIELD AND SERVED IN HOLLAND WITH THE 110TH BATTERY, 15TH FIELD REGIMENT JUST BEFORE ARMISTICE. AINSCOUGH RECEIVED SIX MEDALS AND WAS DISCHARGED WITH THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. AFTER RETURNING TO FORT MACLEOD, HE WAS PERSUADED TO COMMAND THE 93RD BATTERY. HE ALSO COMMANDED THE FORT MACLEOD CADET CORPS AND FORMED THREE OTHER CADET CORPS – IN PINCHER CREEK, ST. PAUL’S AND ST. MARY’S CORPS ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWII, HE RETURNED HOME TO FORT MACLEOD. HE LATER MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT AND HELD THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT." FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19930066010
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
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
NAVAL JACKET
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990053004
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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
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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
SUMMER DRESS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990053009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUMMER DRESS
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.0
Length
132.0
Width
49.0
Description
WHITE, COTTON. BODICE AND BOTTOM HALF OF SKIRT HAVE NUMEROUS INTRICATE CUTOUTS AND EMBROIDERY (AN OVERALL FLORAL PATTERN). WAISTBAND AND TOP HALF OF SKIRT HAVE WHITE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS ON THEM WITH TINY CUTOUTS. ABOVE AND BELOW WAISTBAND, DRESS HAS NARROW PLEATS. ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES END WITH A SCALLOPED EDGE. BOTTOM OF SKIRT HAS A STRAIGHT SOLID BAND AROUND IT. NECKLINE HAS A CROCHETED TRIM AROUND IT. BACK OF DRESS IS OPEN FROM NECKLINE TO HALFWAY DOWN SKIRT; THIS CLOSES WITH NUMEROUS HOOKS AND EYES. TOP OF DRESS IS BEGINNING TO YELLOW. DRESS HAS NUMEROUS TEARS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
PERSONAL CARE
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. “WHITE COTTON EYELET DRESS NOT USED IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION, BUT SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR POSSIBLE PERIOD COSTUME REPRODUCTION OF CIRCA 1910.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053009
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, CHIFFON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19990053007
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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
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990053003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOL, SILK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.0
Length
98.0
Width
56.5
Description
MEN'S FROCK COAT. BLACK WOOL. DOUBLE BREASTED; BUTTONS ARE STEEL, OVERLAID WITH BLACK THREAD IN A WEAVE PATTERN. IMPRESSED INTO BACK OF EACH BUTTON IS "CARANTIE * 32 * ". COAT HAS NOTCHED LAPELS, THAT END IN A V-SHAPE. COLLAR IS SLIGHTLY NARROWER THAN LAPELS. THERE ARE TWO BUTTON HOLES ON LAPEL, ONE OF WHICH IS SEWN UP. BELOW WAIST LINE JACKET IS SLIGHTLY FULLER. THERE ARE NO OUTSIDE POCKETS, BUT A WELT POCKET ON EACH INSIDE BREAST. INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH BLACK SILK, EXCEPT FOR SLEEVES WHICH ARE LINED WITH A WHITE AND BLACK STRIPED COTTON. LINING ON RIGHT ARM IS LOOSE, AND APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REPAIRED. THERE ARE THREE SMALLER BUTTONS SAME AS ABOVE, ON EACH CUFF, WITH MOCK BUTTONHOLES. BACK OF JACKET, HAS A VENT, ABOVE WHICH ARE 2 BUTTONS (SAME AS ABOVE). EACH 'TAIL' OF VENT HAS A HIDDEN SLIT POCKET ON INSIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
PERSONAL CARE
History
ORIGIN DATE OF THIS COAT IS UNKNOWN, BUT FROCK COATS WERE WORN BY MEN FROM THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY THROUGH THE 19TH CENTURY. COULD HAVE BEEN REPLICATED LATER TO COPY AN EARLIER STYLE. 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. “FROCK COAT WAS USED AS A COSTUME PIECE IN “OLIVER” LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE IN 1975 AND WAS WORN BY THE CHARACTER PLAYING OLIVER’S GRANDFATHER.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053003
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SATIN?, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990053001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1955
Materials
WOOL, SATIN?, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
120.3
Length
62.5
Width
7.0
Description
CHESTERFIELD STYLE OVERCOAT. BLACK WOOL, WITH A FAINT PINSTRIPE PATTERN ON OUTSIDE. HAS NOTCHED LAPELS; LAPELS END IN A V-SHAPE; COLLAR IS NOT AS WIDE AS LAPEL. JACKET IS DOUBLE BREASTED; BUTTONS ARE BLACK PLASTIC. HAS 1 FLAPPED WELT POCKET ON OUTSIDE RIGHT, AND TWO FLAPPED WELT POCKETS ON OUTSIDE, LEFT. INSIDE OF JACKET HAS TWO WELT POCKETS, ONE ON RIGHT BREAST, AND ONE ON LEFT WAIST. A TAG INSIDE RIGHT BREAST POCKET READS "14708 15/6 G.2X 372 PASSED NO 76". THERE ARE ALSO THREE BUTTONS SEWN ONTO INSIDE OF JACKET, TWO SMALL AND ONE LARGE. INSIDE OF JACKET HAS A BLACK SATIN? LINING. CUFFS OF SLEEVES EACH HAVE 4 MOCK PLASTIC BUTTONS. AT BACK OF COAT, BOTTOM IS SPLIT. THERE IS A WHITISH SPOT ON BACK OF COAT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
FINE ARTS
History
THE CHESTERFIELD COAT TRADITIONALLY HAD A VELVET COLLAR, WHICH THIS COAT DOES NOT, BUT OTHERWISE IS THE SAME STYLE. THE CHESTERFIELD COAT WAS POPULAR IN THE LATE 1920S THROUGH 1940, BUT THE PLASTIC BUTTONS ON THIS COAT INDICATE THAT THE COAT WAS MADE AFTER WORLD WAR II. POSSIBLY MADE TO REPRODUCE AN EARLIER POPULAR STYLE. 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. **** NARRATIVE AND OVERCOAT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “DONOR IS A TEACHER, PRIMARILY JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCIENCES, AND GIFTED PROGRAM. SHE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN ASPECTS OF LOCAL THEATRE WORK FOR MANY YEARS, INCLUDING SCHOOL DRAMA PRODUCTIONS AND COMMUNITY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, NAMELY LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE AND PLAYGOERS OF LETHBRIDGE. WITH AN INTEREST IN PERIOD TYPE FASHIONS AND DRESS, AND THEATRICAL COSTUMING, OVER THE YEARS SHE HAD GATHERED A SMALL COLLECTION, OF SUCH COSTUME PIECES OR GARMENTS. THESE ITEMS WERE ACQUIRED FROM LOCAL AND AREA PEOPLE WHO HAD BECOME AWARE OF THESE INTERESTS AND PASSED THEM ALONG TO HER. THEY WERE STORED IN HER HOME IN ORDER TO MORE EFFECTIVELY PRESERVE THEM. SOME PIECES WERE USED IN PRODUCTIONS, SOME SERVED AS REFERENCES FOR CONSTRUCTION DETAILS AND METHODS-USEFUL IN REPRODUCTION OF PERIOD DRESS, WHILE OTHERS-THOUGHT NOT USED, CONTINUED TO BE STORED FOR POSSIBLE USE OR REFERENCE .SOME PIECES WERE MADE OF DELICATE FABRICS OR MATERIALS AND WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO USE IN ANY RIGOROUS STAGE MOVEMENTS. SOME GARMENTS WERE OF SMALL SIZES THAT WOULD NOT FIT THE CURRENT SIZES IN GENERAL OF CAST MEMBERS.” “THIS OVERCOAT WAS USED AS A COSTUME PIECE IN THE PRODUCTION OF PLAYGOER’S “LIFE WITH FATHER” IN 1977, WORN BY FRANK FEATHERSTONE PLAYING CLARENCE DAY” ***ON 20 DECEMBER, 2011, GAIL INFORMED COLLECTIONS STAFF THAT SHE VOLUNTEERED WITH LETHBRIDGE’S PLAYGOERS BEGINNING IN 1975. SHE HAD “A GENERAL INTEREST IN ASPECTS OF THEATRE PRODUCTION WORK” AND WAS INTRIGUED BY HOW STORIES WERE BROUGHT TO LIFE HOW SHE COULD “GIVE THEM FORM AND SUBSTANCE ON A THEATRE STAGE”. HOLLAND BEGAN WORKING IN COSTUME CONSTRUCTION INITIALLY FOR PLAYGOERS AND, SOME YEARS LATER, WORKED AS A COSTUME DESIGNER FOR LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE (LMT) FOR MANY PRODUCTIONS. “DESIGN WORK, ESPECIALLY PERIOD PIECES, OR SETTINGS” SAID HOLLAND IN 2010, “OFTEN REQUIRED A GREAT DEAL OF EXTENSIVE AND DETAILED RESEARCH AS PART OF PREPARATION FOR A PRODUCTION, SO AS TO BRING SOME ASPECTS OF AUTHENTICITY TO WHAT WAS BEING CREATED.” IN 1981, HOLLAND RECEIVED A “LEMMY AWARD” (LETHBRIDGE EMMY) FOR COSTUME WORK SHE DID FOR THE “THE KING AND I” AND IN RECOGNITION OF WORK SHE DID IN PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS. HOLLAND HERSELF PARTICIPATED ON STAGE IN THE PLAYGOERS PRODUCTION OF “THE ODD COUPLE” FEMALE VERSION IN 1987. THE LAST PRODUCTION WORKED ON BY HOLLAND FOR PLAYGOERS WAS IN 2006’S “A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS”. IN 2008 SHE ASSISTED LMT WITH ITS PRODUCTION OF “ANNIE”. FOR HOLLAND, THERE IS A DEEP “CARE AND CONCERN FOR PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF CLOTHING.” HAVING CARRIED OUT MUCH RESEARCH HERSELF, “IT SEEMED APPROPRIATE” SHE SAID, “TO PLACE (HER COLLECTION) WHERE [IT] COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OTHERS, FOR REFERENCE OR FOR CONSTRUCTION METHODS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL TO OTHERS IN CREATING REPRODUCTION.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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