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Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960052003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
RAYON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
111.8
Width
129.9
Description
CHASUBLE IS PONCHO STYLE CAPE WITH HOLE AT TOP FOR HEAD. CAPE IS BRIGHT RED NYLON-POLYESTER FABRIC WITH HEMMED SIDES AND NECK. FRONT HAS FLAP OPENING WITH TWO STEEL SNAP RIVETS FOR FASTENING. ON INSIDE BACK OF COLLAR IS WHITE FABRIC LABEL WHICH HAS "B.F.B" OVER A GOLD CUP AND "BRETHEREN FOUCHER BELANGE INC MONTREAL LA PRODUCE DU CLERGE" EMBROIDERED ON IT. ON FRONT AND BACK IS SINGLE WIDTH OF SHINY RED RAYON WITH GOLD EDGING RIGHT DOWN THE CENTER. IT HAS GOLD COLORED EMBROIDERED GEOMETRIC STYLE CROSSES. FROM NECK DOWN, ON BOTH SIDES, ARE FOUR NARROW BANDS WITH GOLD EMBROIDERED EDGING AND ALTERNATING GOLD CLOVER AND DIAMOND MOTIF.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CHASUBLES WERE USED IN SERVICES AT ASSUMPTION PARISH IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19960052003
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19960052001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
106
Width
135.5
Description
CHASUBLE IS SINGLE PIECE FOLDED OVER AT SHOULDERS AND OPEN ALONG SIDES AND BOTTOM OF ARMS. WHEN FOLDED IT FORMS ROUNDED BATEAU COLLAR AND ELONGATED CAP SLEEVES WHICH ARE SEWN AT WRISTS. THE GARMENT IS MADE OF THICK CREAM COLORED NYLON WITH GOLD COLORED THIN NYLON LINING. THE BOTTOM HEM IS SQUARE CUT ON BOTH FRONT AND BACK. 7.8CM WIDE DECORATIVE BAND IS SEWN VERTICALLY AROUND SLEEVES NEAR WRIST AND DOWN FRONT AND BACK. THE BAND IS PURPLE BASE WITH GOLD AND GREEN EMBROIDERY. IT HAS GOLD BORDERS WITH GREEN AND GOLD LINKED RINGS BETWEEN SQUARES WITH SYMETRIC CELTIC CROSSES. AROUND NECKLINE IS THREE COLORED WOVEN CORD, GREEN, PINK AND GOLD. NYLON LABEL SEWN AT BACK OF NECK READS "L'ART SACRE BOITE P. NO II, PLACE D'ARMES, MONTREAL". CHASUBLE HAS A COUPLE SMALL STAINS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CHASUBLES WERE USED IN SERVICES AT ASSUMPTION PARISH IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19960052001
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
RABAT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041716
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RABAT
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
45
Width
45.5
Description
BLACK NYLON AND COTTON BIB VEST. FRONT IS PEAR SHAPED WITH HEAVY CLOTH COVERED BAND SEWN TO TOP. BLACK NYLON ELASTIC STRAP IS SEWN TO LEFT SIDE AND STEEL LOOP IS ON RIGHT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
RABAT BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST. BIB VEST IS WORN ON FRONT OF BODY AND WHITE COLLAR IS FASTENED AT TOP. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041716
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SOUTANE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON & RAYON OR NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19900013001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUTANE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON & RAYON OR NYLON
No. Pieces
2
Length
141
Width
40.2
Description
CONSISTS OF BLACK ROBE WITH FRINGE, FRINGED SASH. FRONT BUTTONED. SLEEVES HAVE A RIBBON BAND ALONG EDGE & ARE DOUBLED BACK STITCHED TO SLEEVE AT THE FOREARM. C/W BLACK BELT OR SINCTURE. 1 BUTTON IS LOOSE & POCKET IS TORN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
BLACK ROBE OF THE OBLATES, NOT WORN SINCE VATICAN II (1962). OBLATES ACTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1ST BAPTISM AT FORT HAMILTON BY FATHER SCOLLEN IN 1873. FATHER VAN TIGHEM CELEBRATED THE 1ST MASS IN 1884 IN COALBANKS. THEREAFTER ESTABLISHING A PARISH IN 1886 & BUILDING 1ST ST. PATRICKS CHURCH IN 1887 IN SEPTEMBER VAN TIGHEM MOVED TO NEW PARISH AS ITS PRIEST. THE OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI) HISTORICALLY SOMETIMES CALLED THE BLACKROBES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHARACTERISTIC BLACK ROBES. THE OBLATES ARE RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE IN JULY .1990. THIS ROBE WAS NORMALLY WORN WITH A CINCTURE OR BELT SNAP FASTENED AT THE WAIST WITH A LARGE CROSS (12.7 X 20.4) & HUNG BY A CORD FROM THE NECK.
Catalogue Number
P19900013001
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, FLANNEL, COTTON, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19940014001
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, FLANNEL, COTTON, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
94
Width
60.5
Description
CREAM CHRISTENING CAPE IS MADE OF WOOL FLANNEL. COLLAR IS FLAT WITH A SEAM BELOW THAT IS GATHERED AT THE BOTTOM AND THE MATERIAL HANGS FROM THAT. ATTACHED ON TOP OF THIS SEAM IS ANOTHER PIECE OF WOOL FLANNEL THAT IS ALSO GATHERED AND HANGS APPROXIMATELY ONE-THIRD OF THE WAY DOWN THE CAPE. COLLAR HAS A WOOL FLANNEL FLAP THAT IS COVERED IN CREAM SILK WHICH IS GATHERED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WOOL FLANNEL AND HAS A CREAM SILK RUFFLE BELOW THE COLLAR. SILK RIBBONS FASTEN THE CAPE TOGETHER AT THE TOP OF THE COLLAR. THE RIBBONS ARE DECORATED WITH EMBROIDERED LINES ON EACH SIDE OF THE WIDTH OF THE RIBBON. THE CAPE IS LINED WITH A LIGHTER COLOURED COTTON. RIBBON IS FRAYED AT THE ENDS. CAPE HAS SOME STAINS IN THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. SILK IS SHREDDING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CAPE WAS DONATED TO THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE, WHO DONATED IT TO THE MUSEUM. NO OTHER HISTORY IS AVAILABLE. P1994001400-GA - P19940014009-GA SHARE THE SAME HISTORY. THIS ARTIFACT WAS A CHRISTENING CAPE.
Catalogue Number
P19940014001
Acquisition Date
1994-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19900013002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
82.2
Width
41
Description
WHITE WAIST LENGTH, PULLOVER GARMENT WITH LACE TRIM AROUND NECK & AROUND 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES. SQUARED YOKE & SQUARE CUT. LACE ON TOP OF LEFT SHOULDER IS COMING LOOSE. WHITE RIBBON ON NECK. CLOTH LABEL HAS BEEN STITCHED INTO COLLAR AND READS "O.M.N. O.M. (?)". LACE & SEAMS ARE YELLOWING SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
SURPLICE IS WORN OVER CASSOCK. USED FOR SERVICES SUCH AS BENEDICTION. POSSIBLY ACQUIRED FROM WINNIPEG OR MONTREAL. OBLATES ACTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1ST BAPTISM AT FORT HAMILTON BY FATHER SCOLLEN IN 1873. FATHER VAN TIGHEM CELEBRATED THE 1ST MASS IN 1884 IN COALBANKS. THEREAFTER ESTABLISHING A PARISH IN 1886 & BUILDING 1ST ST. PATRICKS CHURCH IN 1887 IN SEPTEMBER VAN TIGHEM MOVED TO NEW PARISH AS ITS PRIEST. THE OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI) HISTORICALLY SOMETIMES CALLED THE BLACKROBES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHARACTERISTIC BLACK ROBES. THE OBLATES ARE RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE IN JULY .1990. THIS ROBE WAS NORMALLY WORN WITH A CINCTURE OR BELT SNAP FASTENED AT THE WAIST WITH A LARGE CROSS (12.7 X 20.4) & HUNG BY A CORD FROM THE NECK.
Catalogue Number
P19900013002
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19940014003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Materials
COTTON, RIBBON
No. Pieces
1
Length
92.5
Width
73
Description
PALE BLUE EYELET LACE CHRISTENING GOWN HAS ROUND NECK WITH LACE TRIM. YOKE HAS FLORAL AND LEAF EYELET DESIGN AND HAS SCALLOPED BOTTOM WHICH LIES OVER TOP OF THE SKIRT. THIS SEAM BETWEEN THE SKIRT AND YOKE IS GATHERED UNDERNEATH. THE SLEEVES ARE THE SAME MATERIAL AS YOKE AND ARE GATHERED AT THE SHOULDER SEAM. THE ENDS ARE SCALLOPED WITH A WHITE RIBBON THREADED THROUGH THE EYELET HOLES AT THE END OF THE SLEEVES AND TIGHTENED FOR A GATHERED CUFF. THE SKIRT FALLS TO THE END WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. THE EYELET DESIGNS ARE IN ROWS WITH THE TOP ROW BEING THE SIMPLEST AND PROGRESSIVELY GETS MORE INTRICATE AND DENSE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM. THE BOTTOM IS SCALLOPED. THE EYELET DESIGN IS FLOWERS, CIRCLES, AND DIAMONDS. THE BACK IS IDENTICAL EXCEPT IT IS OPEN THE LENGTH OF THE GOWN AND SHOWS NO SIGNS OF FASTENINGS. IS SOILED ON THE YOKE, FRONT AND BACK. HAS SOME MINOR STAINS ON THE REST OF THE SKIRT. RIBBONS ARE FRAYING AT ENDS, MATERIAL IS BEGINNING TO WEAKEN AND FRAY AND TEAR IN AREAS AS WELL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
SEE HISTORY OF P19940014003-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19940014003
Acquisition Date
1994-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041371
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
196
Width
9
Description
RECTANGULAR BLACK STOLE HAS TIGHT WOOLEN WEAVE AND BLACK TASSELS AT ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN CITY AND COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY. THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: "THE STOLES, AND CUFFLINKS ARE PARTS, ACCESSORIES, AND PARTS OF VESTMENTS AND GARMENTS WORN BY ANGLICAN CLERGY. [THESE] ITEMS WERE UNDOUBTEDLY USED BY MY FATHER. VARIOUS SMALL METAL PIECES THAT FIT IN BUTTONHOLES FASTEN THE CLERICAL COLLAR TO THE CLERICAL RABAT AND/OR BLACK SHIRT WHICH MY FATHER USED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE AFTER ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE AND PRIESTHOOD.”
Catalogue Number
P19970041371
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960052002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VESTMENT
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
RAYON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
115
Width
130
Description
CHASUBLE IS PONCHO LIKE CAPE WITH OVAL SHAPED BOTTOM HEM. GARMENT IS MADE UP OF A RAYON-POLYESTER BLEND WITH ALTERNATING PATTERN OF CELTIC CROSS AND CROWN OF THORNS WOVEN INTO IT. NECKLINE HAS LIGHT PURPLE EDGING WHICH IS WORN AND OVERLAPPING OPENING AT BACK. OPENING IS FASTENED WITH TWO STEEL SNAP RIVETS. DECORATIVE CLOTH BAND IS SEWN TO FRONT AND BACK. BAND IS PURPLE NYLON WITH GOLD STITCHING IN SIMPLE LINED PATTERN. AT CENTER IS ALTERNATING DIAMOND AND CROSS MOTIFS, WHICH ARE MADE OF FELT SEWN TO BAND. ON BACK BAND GOES UP CENTER AND SPLITS INTO THREE WITH THE TWO OUTER ARMS EXTENDING TO SHOULDERS. SAME PATTERN IS ON FRONT AS WELL EXCEPT FOR OVAL PATCH AT JUNCTION OF ARMS. PATCH HAS GOLD AND BLACK EMBROIDERY. IT HAS STYLIZED CHI-RHO WITH STYLIZED ALPHA AND OMEGA BENEATH IT. SEWN ON INSIDE OF CHASUBLE ARE TWO LABELS. ONE IS WHITE WITH RED PRINTING WHICH READS "BY GOSPARD CREATORS OF LITURGICAL ART WINNIPEG CANADA". THE OTHER IS BLACK AND RED AND READS "ORNEMENTS D'ENGLISE GLOIRE CONFECTIONNES AU CANADA". CAPE HAS LIGHT PURPLE EDGING AS WELL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CHASUBLES WERE USED IN SERVICES AT ASSUMPTION PARISH IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19960052002
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SET, CHRISTENING DRESS & SLIP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SET, CHRISTENING DRESS & SLIP
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. DRESS - 2.5CM(H) X 91.5CM (L) X 79.7CM (W). WHITE LINEN. NECK AND CUFFS TRIMMED WITH A LACEY FABRIC. EACH CUFF HAS A WHITE RIBBON TIED IN A BOW, BACK OF NECK ALSO HAS A WHITE RIBBON TIED IN A BOW. BACK OF DRESS CLOSES WITH THREE WHITE BUTTONS. FRONT OF BODICE HAS EMBROIDERED CRISS-CROSS DESIGNS ON IT. BACK OF BODICE AND SKIRT, HAVE SMALL, WHITE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS THROUGHOUT. BOTTOM OF SKIRT IS EMBROIDERED WITH CRISS-CROSS DESIGNS, AND BOTTOM EDGE IS MADE TO LOOK LIKE LACE (SAME AS ON CUFFS AND NECK). STAINED. 2. SLIP - 2.2CM(H) X 81.0CM(L) X 74.0CM(W). WHITE COTTON. BODICE HAS NO DISTINGUISHABLE NECKLINE. IT IS CUT STRAIGHT ACROSS THE FRONT; FABRIC IS CUT INTO A DOWNWARD CURVE ON EACH SIDE (FOR ARMS), AND BACK IS CUT STRAIGHT ACROSS. BACK IS HELD CLOSED BY SIX WHITE TIES; ONE OF THE TIES HAS FALLEN OFF ONE SIDE. WAIST IS GATHERED. MATERIAL IS PLAIN WHITE EXCEPT FOR HEM OF SKIRT, WHICH IS TRIMMED WITH A STRIP OF LACEY LIKE MATERIAL. SLIP IS STAINED
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DRESS AND SLIP WERE USED BY THE SHERLOCK OR MACLEOD FAMILIES. MARJ BELIEVED SHE WAS PERSONALLY BAPTIZED IN THE GOWN ON ACCOUNT THAT IT WAS THE OFFICIAL BAPTISMAL GOWN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. MARJ WAS BAPTISED AT ST AUGUSTINE'S AROUND JUNE 7, 1929. IT IS UNKNOWN WHICH MATERNAL SIDE OF THE FAMILY THE GOWN WAS PASSED DOWN, BUT DONOR BELIEVES IT WAS SHERLOCK. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058008
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1911
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980018003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1911
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
63.5
Width
22.5
Description
OFF-WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED FANCY SKIRTED CHRISTENING DRESS WITH SEVERAL HORIZONTAL ROWS OF PLAIN COTTON AND LACE INSERTS DOWN SKIRT. COLLAR IS VERY FANCY WITH 5 VERTICAL STRIPES ALTERNATING PLAIN COTTON AND LACE INSERTS. ONE RUFFLE AROUND BOTTOM OF COLLAR. THREE LAYERS OF LACE RUFFLES AROUND BOTTOM OF SKIRT, AND A LACE EDGE ON CUFFS. 3 BUTTONS ON BACK. CLOTH IS YELLOWING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
POSSIBLY WORN BY HAROLD MCKILLOP IN 1911, THE 3RD CHILD OF MARTHA AND HAROLD MCKILLOP, THE DONOR'S HUSBAND'S PARENTS. DONOR LOIS, WAS MARRIED TO CHARLES, AND HE PASSED AWAY IN 1995. HE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE. P19980018001 & 002 ARE TWO MORE CHRISTENING GOWNS WORN BY THE TWO OTHER CHILDREN. P19980018004-GA IS MARTHA'S WEDDING DRESS FROM 1905. ACCORDING TO DONOR, THERE WAS A FOURTH CHILD BORN, WHO LATER DIED IN 1930. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHICH THIS BELONGED TO. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES INCLUDING THREE CHRISTENING GOWNS DONATED BY LOIS MCKILLOP. THIS CHRISTENING GOWN WAS WORN BY ONE OF TWO YOUNGEST CHILDREN OF HAROLD AND MARTHA MCKILLOP – HAROLD HAMILTON MCKILLOP (B. 5 MARCH 1911) OR ELLEEN (B. 1913). HAROLD HAMILTON MCKILLOP WAS BORN AND EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND WAS LATER THE CO-OWNER WITH HIS BROTHER OF THE MCKILLOP GROCERY STORES, ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DURING WORLD WAR II, HE SERVED IN THE THIRD FIELD HEAVY ARTILLERY. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE RELOCATED TO CALIFORNIA. ELLEEN MCKILLOP WAS BORN IN 1913 IN LETHBRIDGE AND PASSED AWAY WITH AN ILLNESS OF 6 JANUARY 1932 AT THE AGE OF 19 YEARS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980018004. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CLIPPINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19980018003
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1909
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980018002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1909
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
68
Width
20
Description
OFF-WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED FANCY SKIRTED CHRISTENING DRESS WITH SEVERAL WIDE HORIZONTAL ROWS OF RIBBED COTTON W/ NARROW LACE INSERTS DOWN SKIRT. TOP HAS A LACE TRIMMED COLLAR AROUND THE NECK, AND A LACE RUFFLE ACROSS CHEST AND BACK. DRESS HAS THREE NARROW LAYERS OF LACE RUFFLES AROUND BOTTOM OF SKIRT, AND A LACE EDGE ON CUFFS. LARGE STAIN ON FRONT NEAR HEM. DRESS FASTENS IN THE BACK WITH TWO BUTTONS, AND RIBBON AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF COLLAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
WORN BY CHARLES MCKILLOP IN 1909, THE SECOND CHILD OF MARTHA AND HAROLD MCKILLOP, THE DONOR'S HUSBAND'S PARENTS. DONOR LOIS, WAS MARRIED TO CHARLES, AND HE PASSED AWAY IN 1995. HE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE. P19980018001 & 003 ARE TWO MORE CHRISTENING GOWNS WORN BY THE TWO OTHER CHILDREN. P19980018004-GA IS MARTHA'S WEDDING DRESS FROM 1905. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES INCLUDING THREE CHRISTENING GOWNS DONATED BY LOIS MCKILLOP. THIS GOWN IS RECORDED AS BEING WORN BY THE SECOND CHILD OF HAROLD AND MARTHA MCKILLOP, CHARLES HILLARD (BUD) MCKILLOP, WHO WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1909 ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. HIS OBITUARY STATES, “[BUD] LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE HIS ENTIRE LIFE. HE OPERATED MCKILLOP GROCERIES ON 6 STREET SOUTH AND HARDIES ON 9TH AVENUE SOUTH. HE FOUNDED MCKILLOP INSURANCE IN 1953, RETIRING IN 1982.” BUD WAS MARRIED TO LOIS. TOGETHER THEY HAD THREE SONS: BRUCE, CHARLES, AND LAIRD. CHARLES HILLARD (BUD) MCKILLOP PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 26 MAY 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980018004. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CLIPPINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19980018002
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WEDDING DRESS W/ HEADPIECE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, LACE, TULLE
Catalogue Number
P20020019001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEDDING DRESS W/ HEADPIECE
Date
1969
Materials
SATIN, LACE, TULLE
No. Pieces
2
Length
198.0
Width
46.0
Description
1. DRESS. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. IVORY COLORED. THERE IS A STRIP OF EMBROIDERED LACE AROUND NECKLINE. SLEEVES ARE ELBOW LENGTH, WITH AN INSET OF WIDE EMBROIDERED LACE JUST ABOVE BOTTOM OF EACH SLEEVE. DRESS HAS AN EMPIRE WAIST. THERE IS A STRIP OF EMBROIDERED LACE AROUND WAISTLINE. ATTACHED TO BODICE OF DRESS, AT THE BACK, IS A TRAIN, WHICH IS LONGER THAN DRESS; SIDES OF TRAIN ARE TRIMMED WITH EMBROIDERED LACE. THERE IS A BOW AT BACK OF DRESS, WHERE TRAIN MEETS DRESS; BOW SNAPS TO ONE SIDE. THERE IS A ZIPPER IN BACK OF DRESS, WITH A HOOK AND EYE AT THE TOP. 2. HEADPIECE. 5.0 X 17.0 X 13.0. CONSISTS OF AN OVAL SHAPED RING WHICH IS WRAPPED IN IVORY SATIN. AT BACK IS AN IVORY SATIN BOW. ENTIRE PIECE IS COVERED IN WHITE TULLE. ON BOTTOM, A CLEAR PLASTIC COMB IS SEWN TO PIECE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DONOR PURCHASED GOWN AT MCARTHER'S VEIL IN CALGARY, MADE HEADPIECE HERSELF. DONOR MARRIED HER HUSBAND MARCH 1, 1969 AT HOPE REFORM CHURCH, FORMERLY ON 6TH AVENUE. HUSBAND MARV BORN 1943 AT GALT HOSPITAL. HIS FAMILY ARE LONGTIME SOUTHERN ALBERTANS. TRUUS WAS A GRADUATE OF THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING. DONOR'S FAMILY EMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1952 AND HAD A BEET FARM AT KIPP. DONOR & HUSBAND MET ON A BLIND DATE JULY 17, 1967 TO THE LETHBRIDGE FAIR. DONOR WAS A NURSING STUDENT AT THE TIME. THEIR WEDDING WAS A LARGE AFFAIR WITH THE RECEPTION AND DANCE AT THE EL RANCHO HOTEL. SEE ARCHIVES FOR WEDDING ALBUM AND MARRIAGE SERVICE BOOKLET - P20021081000. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY TRUUS BOLOKOSKI. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. TRUUS BOLOKOSKI (NEE GROENENBOOM) IS THE DAUGHTER OF HUIBRECHT AND MARIA BARBARA GROENENBOOM (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). HUIBRECHT PASSED AWAY IN 1981 AND MARIA PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 12, 1989. MARVIN JOHN BOLOKOSKI PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 22, 1998 AT THE AGE OF 54. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20020019001
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FIDDLEBACK CHASUBLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19900013003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FIDDLEBACK CHASUBLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, LINEN
No. Pieces
3
Length
103.1
Width
61.1
Description
CONSISTS OF BLACK EMBROIDERED PONCHO, FRONT IS CUT IN A FIDDLE SHAPE, REVERSE CUT STRAIGHT WITH ROUNDED EDGES. EDGES ARE STITCHED WITH LINEN BORDER. COLLAR HAS COTTON CROCHETED BORDER. FRONT EMBROIDERED WITH FLOWERS (LILY). REVERSE EMBROIDERY LILY FLOWER IMAGES AROUND "IHS" AT INTERSECTION OF CHRISTIAN CROSS OUTLINED WITH LINEN BORDER. COSTUME INCLUDES A STOLE & MANIPLE EACH SIMILARLY EMBROIDERED IN LINEN WITH CROSS & FRINGED ENDS. ON LEFT SHOULDER PIECE IS STAIN OF SOME KIND ON FABRIC. ON INSIDE BACK IS SEWN A STRIP OF CLOTH THAT READS "MADE IN FRANCE". AS WELL THERE IS A CLOTH TIE SEWN TO INSIDE BACK.TIE IS 263CM LONG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THIS ROBE IS THE PRINCIPLE VESTMENT OF GOOD FRIDAY. THE LILY IS THE SYMBOL OF CHRIST'S RESUERRECTION. THE BLACK COPE IS WORN ONLY ON GOOD FRIDAY. THE MANIPLE IS WORN OVER THE ARM, SYMBOL OF THE SERVANTS' TOWELL (SERVANT OF GOD) THE STOLE IS WORN UNDER THE CHASUBLE & ACROSS THE BREAST. FOLLOWING VATICAN II (1962) THE BLACK VESTMENTS WERE PUT ASIDE IN FAVOUR OF WHITE CHASUBLES AS A SIGN OF NEW LIFE. THESE ROBES WERE REPLACED BY SIMPLER, LESS ORNATE VESTMENTS CONSIDERED MORE APPROPRIATE TO AN ORDER THAT HAS TAKEN A VOW OF POVERTY. CHASUBLE MAY DATE TO 1920'S. OBLATES ACTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE AREA SINCE 1ST BAPTISM AT FORT HAMILTON BY FATHER SCOLLEN IN 1873. FATHER VAN TIGHEM CELEBRATED THE 1ST MASS IN 1884 IN COALBANKS. THEREAFTER ESTABLISHING A PARISH IN 1886 & BUILDING 1ST ST. PATRICKS CHURCH IN 1887 IN SEPTEMBER VAN TIGHEM MOVED TO NEW PARISH AS ITS PRIEST. THE OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI) HISTORICALLY SOMETIMES CALLED THE BLACKROBES BECAUSE OF THEIR CHARACTERISTIC BLACK ROBES. THE OBLATES ARE RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE IN JULY .1990. THIS ROBE WAS NORMALLY WORN WITH A CINCTURE OR BELT SNAP FASTENED AT THE WAIST WITH A LARGE CROSS (12.7 X 20.4) & HUNG BY A CORD FROM THE NECK.
Catalogue Number
P19900013003
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MEN'S
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20020019004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MEN'S
Date
1969
Materials
WOOL, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Length
77.0
Width
52.0
Description
1. JACKET. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. SINGLE BREASTED; PADDED SHOULDERS. DARK GREEN COLOURED WITH BLUE AND RED THREADS RUNNING THROUGH. HAS 2 FLAPPED, WELT POCKETS ON WAIST. FRONT OF JACKET CLOSES WITH 2 GREY PLASTIC BUTTONS. CUFFS OF JACKET ALSO EACH HAVE 2 GREY PLASTIC BUTTONS. BACK OF JACKET HAS 2 VENTS, NEAR SIDES. THERE ARE 2 WELT POCKETS INSIDE JACKET. INSIDE JACKET IS A TAG THAT READS "PURE VIRGIN WOOL 302708"; ANOTHER TAG INSIDE JACKET READS "EATON BIRKDALE DE LUXE". 2. PANTS. 101.5 X 53.0. SAME MATERIAL AS JACKET. WAISTBAND HAS 8 BELT LOOPS ON IT. PANTS CLOSE WITH A GREEN ZIPPER, A BLACK PLASTIC BUTTON, AND A WIDE HOOK AND EYE. LINING OF WAISTBAND AND POCKETS IS A LIGHT BROWN MATERIAL, WITH SMALL RECTANGLES EMBROIDERED ON IT. THERE IS A STRAIGHT CUT CONTINENTAL POCKET ON EACH SIDE OF PANTS, AND 2 WELT POCKETS IN BACK; LEFT HAND WELT POCKET CLOSES WITH A BLACK PLASTIC BUTTON AND A LOOP OF MATERIAL. SEAM ON RIGHT HAND WELT POCKET IS RIPPED. PANTS ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER WORN SPOTS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DONOR'S HUSBAND WORE SUIT FOR THEIR WEDDING. PURCHASED FROM EATONS, THE SUIT WAS WORN AT SPECIAL OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT THE 1970S. DONOR MARRIED HER HUSBAND MARCH 1, 1969 AT HOPE REFORM CHURCH, FORMERLY ON 6TH AVENUE. HUSBAND MARV BORN 1943 AT GALT HOSPITAL. HIS FAMILY ARE LONGTIME SOUTHERN ALBERTANS. TRUUS WAS A GRADUATE OF THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING. DONOR'S FAMILY EMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1952 AND HAD A BEET FARM AT KIPP. DONOR & HUSBAND MET ON A BLIND DATE JULY 17, 1967 TO THE LETHBRIDGE FAIR. DONOR WAS A NURSING STUDENT AT THE TIME. THEIR WEDDING WAS A LARGE AFFAIR WITH THE RECEPTION AND DANCE AT THE EL RANCHO HOTEL. SEE ARCHIVES FOR WEDDING ALBUM AND MARRIAGE SERVICE BOOKLET. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY TRUUS BOLOKOSKI. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. TRUUS BOLOKOSKI (NEE GROENENBOOM) IS THE DAUGHTER OF HUIBRECHT AND MARIA BARBARA GROENENBOOM (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). HUIBRECHT PASSED AWAY IN 1981 AND MARIA PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 12, 1989. MARVIN JOHN BOLOKOSKI PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 22, 1998 AT THE AGE OF 54. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20020019004
Acquisition Date
2002-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980018001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
82.5
Width
23
Description
OFF-WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED PLAIN SKIRTED CHRISTENING DRESS WITH A DECORATIVE PANEL ACROSS THE CHEST AND ACROSS THE BACK BELOW THE COLLAR, WHICH IS FINISHED WITH A SCALLOPED EDGE LIKE THE CUFFS. DECORATIVE STITCHED PATTERN ON TOP OF DRESS. DRESS HAS OPENING IN THE BACK, BUT HAS NO BUTTONS TO FASTEN. CLOTH IS YELLOWING, BUT HAS NO APPARENT DAMAGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
WORN BY HELEN MCKILLOP IN 1907, THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF MARTHA AND HAROLD MCKILLOP, THE DONOR'S HUSBAND'S PARENTS. HELEN MARRIED EDWARD OWEN IN 1930 AND FARMED NORTH EAST OF COALDALE BY THE TEMPEST ELEVATOR. P19980018002 & 003 ARE TWO MORE CHRISTENING GOWNS WORN BY THE TWO YOUNGER CHILDREN. P19980018004-GA IS MARTHA'S WEDDING DRESS FROM 1905. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES INCLUDING THREE CHRISTENING GOWNS DONATED BY LOIS MCKILLOP. THIS GOWN IS RECORDED AS BEING WORN BY THE FIRST BORN CHILD OF HAROLD ADDISON MCKILLOP AND MARTHA MCKILLOP (NEE HAMILTON), HELEN FLORENTINE MCKILLOP, WHO WAS BORN ON AUGUST 8, 1907 ACCORDING TO THE FAMILY’S ANCESTRY.COM WEBPAGE. HELEN’S OBITUARY STATES SHE WAS BORN IN SHOAL LAKE, MANITOBA AND MOVED WITH HER PARENTS TO LETHBRIDGE BETWEEN THE YEARS 1908-1909. IN THE CITY, SHE RECEIVED HER PUBLIC AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. AFTER ATTENDING NORMAL SCHOOL IN CALGARY, SHE TAUGHT AT PLAIN BUTTE SCHOOL (EAST OF PARK LAKE), AND WESTMINSTER AND BOWMAN SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE. AS STATED ABOVE, HELEN MARRIED EDWARD (ED) OWEN. HER OBITUARY STATES THEY MARRIED IN “JANUARY 23RD, 1932.” THE OBITUARY WENT ON TO SAY THAT HELEN SPENT MOST OF HER MARRIED LIFE ON FARMS AT CRANFORD AND THE TEMPEST AREA. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1959. THE COUPLE HAD TWO CHILDREN, EDDIE AND EILEEN. HELEN OWEN PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON 26 JUNE 1987 AT THE AGE OF 79 YEARS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980018004. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CLIPPINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19980018001
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970041372
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ANGLICAN STOLE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
254
Width
16.5
Description
GREEN AND GOLD STOLE WITH EMBROIDERED DESIGNS. ENDS OF STOLE FLARE OUT AND HAVE EMBROIDERED GOLD CROSS WITH WHITE FLOWER AT CENTER AND LILIES EXTENDING DIAGONALLY BETWEEN ARMS OF CROSS. ENDS OF STOLE HAVE ALTERNATING GOLD AND GREEN TASSELS. FABRIC ON STOLE IS EXTREMELEY WORN AND FRAYING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
STOLE WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST IN VANCOUVER, SLOCAN CITY AND COALDALE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. FROM AUGUST 29 TO 31, 2011 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, JOY KOGAWA, ABOUT HER MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTS THAT SHE DONATED IN 1997. OF THIS ARTIFACT, KOGAWA SAID: “[MY FATHER] WORE THIS PRACTICALLY EVERY SUNDAY AROUND HIS [PRIEST’S] GARMENTS… THEY WERE KEPT IN THE CLOSET WITH ALL HIS OTHER VESTMENTS AND THINGS. AND HE PUT THEM ON AND THEN WOULD GO IN THE CHURCH… THIS IS VERY WORN OUT. AND I THINK THEY WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN HOW TO KEEP IT CLEAN, BECAUSE THEY USED TO USE KEROSENE OR SOMETHING TO WIPE OUT THE DIRT… ALL THESE THINGS THAT [MY PARENTS] HAD KEPT ALL THEIR LIVES WERE STILL BEING KEPT, AND THIS AMONGST THEM, WHICH IS A VERY WORN THING, AND VALUED. THERE IT WAS, HAVING BEEN USED EVERY SUNDAY FOR ALL HIS LIFE, AND STILL THERE… I EVEN KEPT HIS VESTMENTS THAT WERE ALL WORN AND RAGGED… THEY WERE THERE IN HIS CLOSET, AND BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO OFFEND HIM BY THROWING ANYTHING OUT, I REMEMBER TAKING THIS ALL TO THE CLEANERS [IN VANCOUVER]. ALL OF IT, EVEN THE RAGS. AND THIS CLEANER WHO WAS TAKING THIS STUFF IN LOOKING ASKANCE AND BEMUSED… HE TOOK ALL THESE RAGS IN AND CLEANED THEM AND GAVE THEM BACK TO ME… AND THE MARKS OF THE BODY THAT ARE ON THERE THAT ARE BLACK, AND COULD NOT BE REMOVED, I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO OUR REALITY. WE CANNOT REMOVE THE STAINS THAT HAVE COME FROM THE SWEAT OF OUR LIVES AND ARE MARKED IN OUR CLOTHING, ARE MARKED IN OUR SOULS, AND THEY’RE PART OF WHO WE ARE SO WHY DENY IT? WHY NOT JUST HAVE IT AS IT IS AND EMBRACE IT?” THE FOLLOWING MEMORIES WERE PROVIDED BY REVEREND TIM NAKAYAMA IN A LETTER TO THE GALT ON 16 AUGUST, 2007. HE WROTE: "THE STOLES, AND CUFFLINKS ARE PARTS, ACCESSORIES, AND PARTS OF VESTMENTS AND GARMENTS WORN BY ANGLICAN CLERGY. [THESE] ITEMS WERE UNDOUBTEDLY USED BY MY FATHER. VARIOUS SMALL METAL PIECES THAT FIT IN BUTTONHOLES FASTEN THE CLERICAL COLLAR TO THE CLERICAL RABAT AND/OR BLACK SHIRT WHICH MY FATHER USED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE AFTER ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE AND PRIESTHOOD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041372
Acquisition Date
1997-01
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
TEMPLE BOARD MEMBER UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK, SYNTHETIC MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P20010099020
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEMPLE BOARD MEMBER UNIFORM
Date
1998
Materials
COTTON, SILK, SYNTHETIC MATERIAL
No. Pieces
3
Description
A PURPLE UNIFORM WITH A RED SASH AND LIGHT GREY UNDERCOAT. 1- 203.5 X 14.5. RED SASH HAS YELLOW CHINESE CHARACTERS WHICH EXTEND DOWN THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE SASH. THE FRONT OF THE SASH IS COMPLETELY RED WITH THE CHARACTERS AND A YELLOW BORDER BEING THE EXCEPTIONS. THE BACK OF THE SASH IS COMPLETELY YELLOW WITH RED STITCHING ALONG THE EDGES. AT EITHER END, THERE ARE GOLD / YELLOW TASSELS. 2- 87.1 X 61.7 CM PURPLE OVERCOAT WITH IDENTICAL DESIGNS, DARKER THAN THE SURROUNDING FABRIC APPROXIMATELY 9.5 CM IN DIAMETER SPREAD EVENLY OVER IT. WIDE SLEEVES. HAS STAND UP COLLAR; JACKET HAS VENTS AT THE SIDE AND ONE IN BACK. HAS FROG CLOSURE, FORMED OUT OF SAME MATERIAL AS JACKET DOWN FRONT. 3- 178.5 X 39.5. GREY GOWN TO BE WORN UNDER THE OVERCOAT. HAS A NARROW, STAND UP COLLAR. ENTIRE FRONT OF GOWN IS OPEN. LEFT SIDE HAS A LARGE FLAP THAT OVERLAPS RIGHT FRONT AND COAT DOES UP AT THE SIDE WITH 5 FROG CLOSURES MADE FROM SAME MATERIAL AS GOWN. THERE IS ALSO A FROG CLOSURE AT NECK AND NEAR RIGHT SHOULDER. GOWN HAS LARGE VENTS ON SIDES FROM HEMLINE TO ABOUT KNEE HEIGHT. GOWN HAS VERY LONG SLEEVES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
POLITICS
History
THIS UNIFORM WAS SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) DURING HIS SECOND TRIP TO TAIWAN IN 1998 TO CELEBRATE THE 377TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF THE GODDESS OF THE SEA, MATSU. DURING THIS TRIP MAYOR CARPENTER WAS GIVEN THE HONORARY POSITION OF TEMPLE BOARD MEMBER, AND BECAUSE OF THIS POSITION WAS GRANTED THE HONOR OF LEADING THE CEREMONIAL PARADE, AS WELL AS THAT OF MOVING THE MATSU STATUE FROM THE TEMPLE TO THE PARADE VEHICLE. THIS HONOR WAS PREVIOUSLY ONLY GIVEN TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN, THE PRESIDENT OF TAIWAN, AND THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A UNIFORM DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AN ARTICLE FROM OCTOBER 25, 1977 PROVIDES SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT DAVID CARPENTER: “AFTER GRADUATING FROM LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, HE WENT STRAIGHT INTO ACCOUNTING, ARTICLING WITH A LOCAL FIRM. TAKING NIGHT CLASSES AND ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL IN CALGARY AND EDMONTON, CARPENTER GRADUATED AS A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT AT 22. SIX MONTHS LATER AT 23 HE STARTED HIS OWN FIRM AND NOW HAS THREE PARTNERS.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 22, 1998 GIVES A FEW DETAILS ABOUT DAVID’S TRIP TO TAIWAN: “THE PARADE IS PART OF THE CEREMONIES MARKING THE ARRIVAL OF MATSU, GODDESS OF THE SEA.” HE VISITED TAIWAN FROM FEBRUARY 6-14, 1998. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099020
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WHAT THE FRACK HAPPENED?
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20160014000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WHAT THE FRACK HAPPENED?
Date
2014
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Length
77.7
Width
86.8
Description
.1: VEST. PATCHWORK OF VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND TEXTURES. CLOSES AT FRONT WITH A LARGE BLUE, CIRCULAR, CONVEX BUTTON, WITH THREE SMALL STONES IN THE CENTRE OF THE BUTTON. A PIECE OF VELVET TRIM LOOPS AROUND THE BUTTON TO CLOSE. A WHITE PAPER TAG (P20160014000.2) HANGS FROM THIS BUTTON. FRONT DEPICTS A NATURE SCENE. ALONG TOP OF VEST, FABRIC IS PINK AND PURPLE, POSSIBLY DEPICTING A SUNRISE OR SUNSET. ON WEARER’S LEFT THERE IS A NATURE SCENE OF A PINE TREE AND ROCKS, WHICH HAS BEEN APPLIQUED AND EMBROIDERED ONTO VEST. LIGHT BROWN YARN DEPICTS THE TREE’S ROOTS, WHICH GO DOWN FROM THE TREE INTO A GREEN SECTION ON THE VEST. THERE ARE SEVERAL BUTTONS AND SMALL ROCKS OF VARIOUS COLOURS SEWN ONTO THIS GREEN SECTION. BELOW THIS IS A BLUE STRIPE, THEN A SECTION OF MULTIPLE SHADES OF BROWN, INCLUDING ONE SECTION THAT IS VERY TEXTURED AND IS LIKELY PAINTED/DYED TYVEK. THE WEARER’S LEFT SIDE DEPICTS A FARMING SCENE WITH MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND. BELOW THAT IS A CONTINUATION OF THE BLUE STRIPE FROM THE RIGHT SIDE. THEN THERE IS A SECTION OF MULTIPLE SHADES OF BROWN AND PURPLE. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER SECTION OF PAINTED/DYED TYVEK ON THIS SIDE, WHICH IS PURPLE IN COLOUR AND THERE ARE SEQUINS, BUTTONS, AND SMALL ROCKS SEWN INTO AND ONTO THIS PURPLE SECTION. BACK OF VEST DEPICTS CONSEQUENCES OF FRACKING. TOP OF VEST ON BACK IS A SHADE OF PURPLE/PINK, WITH BLACK NETTING OVER IT. THERE ARE TWO BRIDGE TRUSSES ON THE WEARER’S RIGHT SIDE AND TWO GAS RIGS ON THE WEARER’S LEFT SIDE. BELOW THIS IS A STRIPE OF GOLD RIBBON, WITH 5 GOLD COLOURED KEYS AND FIVE SQUARE WOODEN BUTTONS ATTACHED HORIZONTALLY ACROSS THE VEST. BELOW GOLD STRIPE IS A PATCHWORK OF A VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND TEXTURES AND COLOURS INCLUDE VARIOUS SHADES OF PURPLE, GREEN, BLUE, RED, PINK, YELLOW, AND BROWN. MOST OF THE DIFFERENT PIECES OF MATERIAL ARE BORDERED WITH A RED FRINGE TRIM. ON WEARER’S LEFT SIDE, BELOW ARM HOLE, IS A SMALL SECTION OF BLUE FABRIC WITH THREE SMALL SEA SHELLS SEWN ON. BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE BACK OF VEST HAS A MEDIUM SIZED WHITE AND RED BUTTON (P20160014000.3). INSIDE OF VEST LINED WITH BLACK NETTING ON THE FRONT AND WITH GOLD, BLACK, AND RED NETTING ON THE BACK. .2: TAG. WHITE, HEAVY PAPER. HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK “CREATED BY CHERYL ATKINSON, BEV HALL, FRANCES SCHULTZ.” REVERSE HAS HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK “ART VEST. $200.XX” WITH 26-14 TYPED IN BLACK INK. 3.8CM LONG X 6.5CM WIDE .3: BUTTON: ROUND BUTTON, WHITE BACKGROUND. DEPICTS A GAS RIG WITH A RED DIAGONAL LINE ACROSS THE RIG. TEXT OF BUTTON READS: “WWW.NODRILLINGLETHBRIDGE.CA”. 6.5CM DIAMETER
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR, CHERYL ATKINSON, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN MAY 2016. THIS VEST WAS CREATED AS PART OF AN ART GARMENT CHALLENGE PUT FORWARD BY THE TEXTILE SURFACE DESIGN GUILD. CHERYL WAS BOTH A PARTICIPANT AND AN ORGANIZER OF THIS ART CHALLENGE. CHERYL INDICATED THAT “PART OF THE CHALLENGE WAS TO WORK WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP WHO, MAYBE YOU HADN’T SPENT TIME TRYING TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH.” IN JANUARY 2014 THE GUILD GOT TOGETHER TO DETERMINE THE WORKING GROUPS AND THE THEMES THAT WOULD BE WORKED ON, BASED ON “WHAT THEIR INTERESTS WERE IN LIFE. SO, SOME PEOPLE CHOSE GARDENING, ANOTHER GROUP DID ART, LIKE PURE ART, AND OUR GROUP CHOSE THE ENVIRONMENT. AND, AT THE TIME, THE ENVIRONMENT IN LETHBRIDGE WAS UNDER THREAT, IN QUESTION BECAUSE THERE WAS A COMPANY THAT WAS PLANNING TO DO DIRECTIONAL DRILLING, FRACKING, IN WEST LETHBRIDGE, AND ONE OF THE MEMBERS WHO JOINED OUR GROUP WAS PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT IT, SO WE THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE A GOOD SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR OUR ART GARMENT.” PART OF THE REASON THE GUILD WANTED TO DO A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT LIKE THIS IS BECAUSE THE GROUP HAD GROWN CONSIDERABLY IN SIZE: “OUR GROUP HAS EXPANDED A LOT. IN THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS WE WENT FROM A GROUP OF ABOUT FIFTEEN PEOPLE TO A GROUP OF ABOUT FORTY PEOPLE, SO IT’S HARD TO GET TO KNOW FORTY PEOPLE INTIMATELY, SO WE WERE TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER, LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR INTERESTS. AND SO, WE JUST, LIKE, HAD A CONVERSATION AND PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT THINGS THEY WERE INTERESTED IN, AND THEN WE STARTED, I THINK WE PASSED AROUND A LIST OF, JUST LIKE A SHEET THAT PEOPLE WOULD WRITE DOWN KIND OF TOPICS OF THEIR INTEREST, AND THEN WE JUST STARTED MATCHING THEM UP, AND THEN WE PUT, WE DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE LIKE TEN PEOPLE ON ONE PROJECT AND ONE ON ANOTHER, SO WE TRIED TO SORT OF SPLIT THEM UP IF PEOPLE PUT DOWN MORE THAN ONE AREA OF INTEREST. SO, ENVIRONMENT JUST TURNED OUT TO BE FRANCES [SCHULTZ], BEV [HALL] AND I SO.” CHERYL INDICATED THAT THE ENVIRONMENT WAS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO GROUP MEMBER BEV HALL: “I THINK THAT THE ISSUE ABOUT THE FRACKING CAME UP AS WE DISCUSSED, LIKE, WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE VEST … BEV FOR INSTANCE, LOVES TO HIKE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THAT SHE FEELS CONNECTED TO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. AND I AM INTERESTED IN THINGS LIKE HERITAGE PLANTS AND NATIVE SPECIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I DON’T THINK ANY OF US HAD ANY, LIKE, WE’RE NOT TRAINED ENVIRONMENTALISTS IN ANY WAY. IT JUST SEEMED THAT THAT WAS AN AREA OF INTEREST THAT WE COULD USE AS A FOCUS FOR ART.” TO CREATE THE VEST, THE THREE WOMEN DIVIDED UP THE WORK: “WE DECIDED THAT TOGETHER WE WOULD MAKE A PATTERN AND CREATE THE SHAPE OF THE GARMENT. AND THEN, WE HAD A VERY TIGHT TIME PRESSURE, WE HAD SIX WEEKS TO FINISH IT … SO, WE DECIDED TO PARCEL IT OUT INTO PIECES. SO, FRANCES DID THE BACK, BEV DID THE SHOULDER AREA AT THE FRONT, AND I DID THE LOWER AREA AT THE FRONT. AND THEN BEV SEWED IT TOGETHER, AND THEN I EMBELLISHED IT AT THE END.” TO MAKE THE VEST, THE WOMEN USED FABRIC FROM THEIR COLLECTIONS: “WE KIND OF LOOKED AT THE MATERIALS THAT WE HAD, AND WE HAD QUITE A SELECTION! … AND TRIED TO DECIDE WHAT KINDS OF COLOURS OR TEXTURES, THINGS THAT WE COULD DRAW FROM ON OUR OWN PIECES, AND SOMETIMES WE SHARED THEM WITH THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT WERE – YOU KNOW, IF A PIECE OF MY FABRIC FIT BETTER IN BEV’S AREA, THEN I JUST GAVE HER, AND SHE COULD DECIDE WHETHER SHE’D USE IT OR NOT. AND THEN WE EACH TOOK OUR BITS HOME. BEV DID HER PART FIRST, AND THEN I ADDED MINE TO IT, SO SHE STARTED ON THE FRONT AND THEN I ADDED LATER, AND FRANCES DID THE BACK INDEPENDENTLY OF EACH OTHER. SO WE REALLY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE WHOLE PIECE WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE UNTIL IT CAME TOGETHER AS ONE. AND THEN, ONCE THE PIECE WAS TOGETHER, IT WAS MEANT TO BE SHOWED AT THE TEXTILE GUILD MEETING IN MARCH, AND WE HAD A LITTLE FASHION SHOW, AND WE SHOWED IT OFF, AND RESULTING FROM THE PIECES THAT CAME TOGETHER AT THAT TIME, WE HAD A, WE WERE INVITED TO SHOW THE ARTWORK IN THE DISPLAY CASES AT CASA FOR SIX WEEKS.” CHERYL DESCRIBES THE PIECE: “SO THE IMAGERY IN THE PIECE, AT THE FRONT, WE HAVE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA REPRESENTED ON THE TOP, THE SHOULDER AREAS. SO, THE MOUNTAINS, THE COULEES, THE TREES, THE VALLEY, THE WATER. AND THEN IT GOES DOWN TO THE LOWER, WHAT WE WOULD IMAGINE THE UNDERGROUND LAYERS LOOK LIKE IN THE EARTH, THE GEOLOGY, THE WATER TRAVELLING UNDERGROUND, THE ROCKS THE SOIL, THINGS LIKE THAT. AND THEN ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE VEST, WE SEE ALL OF THAT DISRUPTED DURING THE FRACKING PROCESS. WE SEE FRACTURING HAPPENING. THE WATER AND THE EARTH ARE GETTING ALL MIXED TOGETHER AND DAMAGED AND, THE BIG EMBELLISHMENT ACROSS THE BACK, THERE IS A SERIES OF GOLD KEYS RIGHT ACROSS THE BACK OF THE VEST, AND THEY ARE, ACTUALLY, WE HAD JUST MOVED OUT OF THE BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE AT THAT PERIOD IN TIME, AND WE HAD A LOT OF STUDIO KEYS LEFT OVER THAT WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH, SO WE JUST SEWED THEM ON THERE, AND THEY REPRESENT THE DRILLING COMPANY THAT WAS PROPOSING TO DO THE FRACKING IN WEST LETHBRIDGE. SO, IT’S SUBTLE, BUT THERE IS KIND OF A MESSAGE THERE. AND THERE’S ALSO A BUTTON ON THE BACK FROM THE ANTI-FRACKING CAMPAIGN.” CHERYL WAS MADE CUSTODIAN OF THE VEST BECAUSE SHE WAS “SORT OF THE PROJECT LEADER … IT WAS ALSO MEANT TO FIT ME, SO I THINK THAT’S ALSO WHY I AM THE ONE THAT HAS CUSTODY OF IT.” SHE IS PROUD OF HOW THE GROUP COLLABORATION TURNED OUT AND FINDS IT A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO PART WITH THE VEST: “IT IS HARD TO PART WITH IT, BUT I CAN’T, I MEAN IT’S SORT OF A SNAPSHOT IN TIME. I MEAN IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS VERY CURRENT AND IMPORTANT, AND I THINK WE ADDED SOMETHING TO THE CONVERSATION BY HAVING THIS ON DISPLAY AT THE TIME WHERE DECISION MAKING WAS HAPPENING. BUT I DON’T REALLY KNOW, LIKE I’M NOT GOING TO WEAR IT TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY OR SOMETHING, (LAUGHS) SO, I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO WITH IT SO.” INCLUDED IN THE DONATION PAPER WORK IS A SMALL DESCRIPTION OF THE VEST, FROM WHEN IT WAS DISPLAYED. THE TEXT READS AS FOLLOWS: “WHAT THE FRACK HAPPENED? CHERYL ATKINSON, BEV HALL, FRANCES SCHULTZ OUR WORLD IS A FRAGILE HOME. HOW WE EXPLOIT IT CAN HAVE DRASTIC EFFECTS FAR INTO THE FUTURE. THIS GARMENT IS AN ARTISTIC RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT, MAJOR ISSUE FACING THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. THE FRONT DEPICTS THE NATURAL GEO-LANDSCAPE OF THE CITY – PRISTINE SCENERY ABOVE GROUND AND THE MANY DIFFERENT GEOLOGIC LAYERS UNDERGROUND. THE BACK ATTEMPTS TO DEPICT WHAT FRACKING MIGHT DO TO THESE GEOLOGIC LAYERS, AS WELL AS THE THREAT TO THE SURFACE. HOUSES AND THE UNIVERSITY SIT AMONG OIL WELLS WITH THE GOLDEN KEYS SYMBOLIC OF THE SOURCE OF THE THREAT. MANY SURFACE DESIGN TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN USED. THESE INCLUDE INDIGO DYEING, SHIBORI DYEING AND DISCHARGING, VEGETABLE PRINTING, TYVEK PAINTING WITH HEAT MOLDING, WAX BATIK, DYE PRINTING, BEADING, EMBROIDERY, COUCHING, MARBLING, ETC.” IN THE TEXTILE SURFACE DESIGN GUILD SPRING 2014 NEWSLETTER THE EXHIBIT IS DESCRIBED: “VESTED INTERESTS IS A COLLECTION OF ART GARMENTS CREATED COLLABORATIVELY BY TSDG MEMBERS. EACH VEST LOBBIES PASSIONATELY FOR A PERSONAL INTEREST HELD BY THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND ITS DESIGN. ON DISPLAY IN THE 2ND FLOOR SHOWCASE AT CASA UNTIL APRIL 26.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPY OF INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT, THE EXHIBIT DISPLAY TEXT, AND THE TEXTILE SURFACE DESIGN GUILD SPRING 2014 NEWSLETTER.
Catalogue Number
P20160014000
Acquisition Date
2016-05
Collection
Museum
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