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Other Name
WIDOW'S WEEDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, LACE, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19940011002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WIDOW'S WEEDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Materials
RAYON, LACE, VELVET
No. Pieces
2
Length
96
Width
67
Description
1. CREPED SILK (RAYON?) CAPE HAS SWIRL PATTERN. THREE LARGE ROUNDED TRAPEZOID PIECES OF MATERIAL SEWN TOGETHER, ALSO HAS TWO SMALL TRIANGULAR SECTIONS IN THE MIDDLE. IS SEMI-CIRCLE SHAPED WITH THE OUTSIDE BEING EDGED WITH 5 VELVET STRIPS. OUTSIDE IS TRIMMED WITH SCALLOPED LACE. AROUND COLLAR LACE IS ON CAPE AND IS EDGED WITH ONE BLACK VELVET STRIP. ENDS OF LACE ARE EMBROIDERED. EMBROIDERY IS WEARING OFF, LACE IS TORN AND WORN. NUMEROUS THREADS ARE LOOSE. 2. SCARF: 91CM (W) X 205CM (L). BLACK SILK(?) SCARF IS TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH ONE END BEING ROUNDED. IS TRIMMED WITH BRAIDED GROUPS OF NYLON THREADS. GROUPS OF THREADS ARE WOVEN AND TERRACED PART WAY DOWN, THEN THEY ARE TIED OFF AND HANG IN LOOSE TASSELS OF THREADS. IN ROUNDED CORNER IS FLORAL AND LEAF COUCHED EMBROIDERY. HAS SMALL LINE OF SWIRL PATTERN ALONG OPPOSITE EDGE. IS BLACK METAL HOOK ALONG TOP OF THE LONG EDGE. TASSELS ARE MISSING IN MOST PLACES, ARE LOOSE AND TEARING WHERE THEY ARE STILL ATTACHED. COUCHING IS LOOSE IN PLACES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE FILE P19940011001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19940011002
Acquisition Date
1994-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, INTERFACING, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19800009000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1955
Materials
SILK, INTERFACING, RAYON
No. Pieces
7
Height
129.6
Width
63.5 (SHOULDERS)
Description
.1 KOROMO (LARGE ROBE). ABOVE DIMENSIONS. SILK. BLACK. THE ROBE IS MADE FROM BLACK SILK. IT IS A LOOSE, DRAPING SQUARE CUT, WITH A PLEATED LAYER SEWN ON THE BOTTOM. THE SLEEVES ARE SQUARE AND OPEN ON THE INSIDE. THERE IS A BLACK TAG, OUTLINED IN RED IN THE NECK, WRITING IS IN JAPANESE. IT IS EMBROIDERED IN YELLOW THREAD. THE SUIT COMES WITH A BLACK SASH 220.9 CM LONG BY 7.6 CM WIDE. THE SASH IS MADE FROM SILK, ALSO. IT IS SEPARATE FROM THE ROBE. *UPDATE* SUMMER 2011 - SASH COULD NOT BE LOCATED. SASH NOT NOTED AS MISSING IN 2004 OR 2006 INVENTORIES. .2 GOJO KESA. 45.7 CM WTH. X 134.6 CM LTH. SILK. THE GOJO KESA, OR SASH, IS CONSTRUCTED FROM PATCHWORK PIECES OF PURPLE SILK WITH A DESIGN EMBROIDERED IN WHITE THREAD. THE DESIGN IS BASED ON TWO WISTERIA PLANTS. THE SASH IS LINED WITH PINK SILK. THERE ARE TIES AT BOTH ENDS OF THECLOTH, AND 2 WIDE STRAPS AT 1/4 AND 3/4 POSITIONS OF THE LENGTH OF THE CLOTH. THE STRAP IS SEWN ONTO THE CLOTH AT EITHER SIDE WITH BLACK THREAD AND DECORATED WITH WHITE CORD. ONE SIDE OF THE STRAP ATTACHES INSIDE THE SASH; THE OTHER IS ATTACHED ON THE OUTSIDE. THE PINK LINING IS SLIGHTLY SOILED. .3 WA KESA. 5.7 CM WTH. X 147.3 CM LTH. SILK & STIFF INTERFACING. THE SASH IS MADE FROM PURPLE SILK EMBROIDERED WITH GREEN THREAD. THE EMBROIDERY IS IN A LEAF PATTERN - SURROUNDED BY 2 DESIGNS (THE DESIGN IS INTERFACED). THE SASH WORN AROUND THE SHOULDER IS TIED TOGETHER BY SMALL TIES AT EACH END. THE SASH IS MADE FROM TWO PIECES OF SILK HELD TOGETHER BY A 30.5 CM WIDTH OF INTERFACING FADED 6 TIMES. (THE INTERFACING IS RIPPED AT BOTH ENDS). SILK STRIPS AND RIBBONS HOLD THE SASH TOGETHER AND KEEP IT FROM UNFOLDING. THESE ARE FOUND AT THE ENDS AND THE 1/3 & 2/3 POSITIONS ALONG THE SASH'S LENGTH. THERE ARE CRESTS EMBROIDERED IN WHITE THREAD BESIDE RIBBONS (4 PLACES). .4 FUHO ROBE. 116.8 CM HT. X 61 CM WT. SEMI-TRANSPARENT RAYON. THE FUHO ROBE IS MADE FROM BLACK, SEMI-TRANSPARENT RAYON. IT IS A SQUARE CUT STYLE WITH SQUARE SLEEVES AND DOUBLE PANEL IN THE BACK. UNDER THE ARM THE SIDE SEAMS ARE OPEN. FROM THE WAIST DOWN, THE SIDE SEAMS HAVE BEEN LACED TOGETHER. THERE ARE STRAPS, WAIST HEIGHT ON BOTH SIDES AND FRONT THAT TIE TOGETHER LIKE A BELT. IN THE NECK IS A BLACK LABEL OUTLINED IN RED, WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS EMBROIDERED IN YELLOW. .5 CHU-KEI (FAN) 30.4 CM HT. X 0.6 CM WTH. PAINTED WOOD AND PAPER. THE FAN IS MADE FROM 15 PIECES OF RED COLOURED WOOD AND FOLDED, PAINTED HEAVY PAPER. ONE SIDE OF THE FAN IS SILVER COLOURED AND FEATURES FIVE DEEP BLUE FLOWERS, THREE PINK FLOWERS AND TWO GOLDEN GRASS-LIKE PLANTS. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FAN HAS A GOLD BACKGROUND AND FEATURES A PROFUSION OF PINK, WHITE, YELLOW AND BLUE FLOWERS. THE WOOD EDGES OF THE FAN HAVE A DESIGN CUT INTO THEM. THE SILVER BACKGROUND IS A LITTLE WORN AS IS THE TOP EDGE OF THE PAPER. IT IS TIED SHUT BY A PURPLE CORD. .6 OZUZU (ROSARY) 96.5 CM LTH. (DOUBLE-FROM END OF TASSELS TO OTHER END OF TASSELS.) CLEAR & COLOURED GLASS BEADS, RAYON CORD. THE ROSARY IS COMPOSED OF A DOUBLE ROW OF BROWN BEADS MOTTLED WITH BLACK, STRUNG ON GREEN-BLUE CORD. AT EITHER END IS A LARGER, CLEAR BEAD. THERE ARE 57 BEADS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE MAIN, DOUBLED PART OF THE ROSARY; THE 8TH & 23RD BEADS ARE GREEN. AT BOTH ENDS THERE ARE TASSELS OF PURPLE CORD (6); ONE END HAS 11 BEADS OF A SMALLER DIAMETER THAN THE MAIN BODY BEADS AND 2 CLEAR BEADS. (THERE ARE 72 BEADS ALTOGETHER). .7 SANBU-KYO (PRAYER BOOK OR BIBLE) 2.5 CM HT. X 6.9 WTH. X 17.1 CM LTH. PAPER, INK, CLOTH COVER. THIS BOOK IS COMPOSED OF 208 JOINED, FOLDING PAGES. ON EACH PAGE ARE 4 ROWS OF JAPANESE CHARACTERS. THE BOOK IS BOUND BY 2 NAVY BLUE CLOTH COVERS, PROTECTED BY PLASTIC. ON THE FRONT IS A STRIP OF WHITE PAPER WITH TWO BLACK LINES AS A BORDER. THERE ARE JAPANESE CHARACTERS WRITTEN ON THIS PAPER. THE PAGES OF THE BOOK ARE FRAGILE WITH AGE. MANY HAVE BEEN REPAIRED WITH SCOTCH TAPE. SOME OF THE TAPE HAS DRIED UP AND FALLEN OFF, LEAVING GUMMY STAINS ON THE PAGES. THERE ARE TWO TABS TAPED ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGES APPROXIMATELY 1/4 AND 2/3 OF THE WAY THROUGH THE BOOK.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
.1 THE KOROMO, OR LARGE ROBE IS USED FOR FUNERALS AND ORDINARY RELIGIOUS SERVICES. (A WHITE ROBE IS USED FOR MARRIAGES). .2 THE GOJO KESA IS USED IN IMPORTANT BUDDHIST CEREMONIES. THE PATCHWORK CONSTRUCTION IS TRADITIONAL BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS THRIFT - NEVER WASTING MATERIAL - IN THE OLD DAYS THESE GARMENTS WERE REMADE FROM OLD SASHES. THE WISTERIA DESIGN IS BASED ON THE FAMILY CREST OF FUJIWARA, WHO STARTED THE ROBE. (FUJI=WISTERIA). .3 THE WA-KESA, IS WORN OVER THE SHOULDERS AND USED IN ORDINARY SERVICE IN THE TEMPLE. .4 THE FUHO ROBE IS FOR EVERYDAY USE. ORDINARY SERVICES IN THE TEMPLE. .5 THE CHU-KEI OR FAN IS TO BE USED IN THE RIGHT HAND. ITS FUNCTION IS CEREMONIAL AT IMPORTANT EVENTS LIKE MARRIAGES AND FUNERALS. .6 THE OZUZU, OR ROSARY, IS USED AT IMPORTANT CEREMONIES LIKE MARRIAGES AND FUNERALS. .7 SEE FAMILY HISTORY ATTACHED. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THIS ROBE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT GOMPEI (ALSO SPELT GONPEI IN THE HERALD) FUKUNAGA HAS BEEN COMPILED USING A VARIETY OF ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. UNDER THE WAR MEASURES ACT, GOMPEI, HIS WIFE NAMIYE, AND THEIR SEVEN CHILDREN, WERE RELOCATED FROM THEIR HOME AND STRAWBERRY FARM IN SURREY, BC TO AN INTERNMENT CAMP IN TASHME, BC IN 1942. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS IN 1944, THE FAMILY MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, TO WORK ON SUGAR BEET FARMS, AND EVENTUALLY SETTLED IN TABER. GOMPEI AND NAMIYE’S SEVEN CHILDREN INCLUDE THREE DAUGHTERS: COLEEN NORI SEKIYA, JOAN LAUTTOMUS, AND ELMA; AND FOUR SONS: ROBERT, ARTHUR SABURO, KAY, AND JIM MAMOUR. GOMPEI PASSED AWAY JULY 20, 1978. NAMIYE DIED ON OCTOBER 15, 1994, AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS OLD. OBITUARIES FOR FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN REVEAL THAT: “JIM” MAMOUR WAS BORN JANUARY 11, 1920 AND DIED JULY 24, 1983; ARTHUR “ARCHIE” WAS BORN MAY 27, 1935 AND DIED MAY 9, 1997; ROBERT TSUZUKI WAS BORN MAY 11, 1929 AND PASSED NOVEMBER 27, 2000; AND COLEEN, THE ELDEST CHILD, PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 26, 2012. IT IS LIKELY THAT GOMPEI USED THIS ROBE DURING SERVICES AT THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE: TWO OBITUARIES FROM 1950 AND 1968 LIST GOMPEI AS REV. G. FUKUNAGA AND A 1953 ARTICLE TITLED “BUDDHIST PRIESTS DEDICATE COLUMBARIUM AT RAYMOND” LISTS REV. G. FUKUNAGA AS PARTICIPATING IN THE DEDICATION SERVICE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19800009000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BLACK DRESS ENSEMBLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970041930
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLACK DRESS ENSEMBLE
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON, RAYON
No. Pieces
3
Height
2.5
Length
101.6
Width
38
Description
.1) UNDERDRESS. BLACK NYLON DRESS IS THREE-QUARTERS LENGTH WITH SHOULDER STRAPS AND STRAIGHT BODICE. SKIRT IS SLIGHTLY FLARED AND GATHERED AT HIPS. .2) OVERDRESS. BLACK RAYON SEMI-TRANSPARENT DRESS HAS CROSS-OVER V-NECK AND THREE-QUARTER LENGTH SLEEVES. SKIRT FLARED SLIGHTLY. .3) BELT. 86.2CM X 4.5CM BLACK NYLON BELT WITH CIRCULAR RAYON COVERED BUCKLE. BELT ALSO HAS RAYON COVER SEWN ALONG OUTER LENGTH.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DRESS ENSEMBLE BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER, LOIS NAKAYAMA, POSSIBLY BROUGHT TO ALBERTA FROM VANCOUVER. 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 HER MOTHER'S CLOTHES, KOGAWA SAID: “ SHE SO MUCH LIKED CLOTHES,,, AND SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, [BUT] SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT… SHE HAD ONE PAIR OF SHOES, WHICH SHE KEPT REPAIRING AND REPAIRING… [HER CLOTHING] BRINGS BACK A SADNESS FOR MY MOTHER, BECAUSE HER LIFE WAS SO HARD… TO GO FROM WHAT THEY HAD IN VANCOUVER, ALL THE DREAMS THAT THEY HAD THERE, INTO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE IT WAS SO HARSH… THAT WAS NOT A WAY TO BE TREATED IN THAT STAGE OF LIFE… MY MOTHER WAS A VERY SILENT WOMAN AND DID NOT COMPLAIN… I THINK SHE GAVE UP ON BEING PART OF THE WORLD, AND RETREATED FROM IT. AS LONG AS SHE HAD KIDS, SHE HAD TO BE IN THE WORLD, BUT I THINK THAT, BY INCLINATION, SHE WOULD HAVE JUST LEFT IT – IT WAS JUST TOO HARD FOR HER… I JUST WISH SO MUCH THAT I HAD KNOWN HER THEN THE WAY I KNOW HER NOW… I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE MADE HER HAPPY, BECAUSE SHE NEVER WAS… BUT IN SOME WAYS I THINK HER LIFE ENDED HAPPILY. I CERTAINLY DID THE BEST I COULD FOR [HER]; I TRIED REALLY HARD.” SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041930
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JUDICIAL ROBE OR CHORAL GOWN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P19990053034
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JUDICIAL ROBE OR CHORAL GOWN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.0
Length
116.0
Width
49.0
Description
BACHELOR'S GOWN. BLACK, COLLARLESS. HAS AN OPENING IN THE FRONT WITH TWO WIDE BOX PLEATS EXTENDING TO THE HEM. HAS LARGE FLOWING, ANGEL SLEEVES ENDING IN POINTS. BACK AND SLEEVES ARE SET INTO A SQUARE YOKE WITH CARTRIDGE PLEATS. FRONT OF SQUARE YOKE CLOSES WITH A HOOK AND EYE. ON BACK INSIDE OF NECK IS STITCHING IN A RECTANGLE SHAPE WHERE TAG USED TO BE (TAG IS MISSING).
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
EDUCATION
RELIGION
History
MAY HAVE BEEN EITHER AN ACADEMIC OR CHORAL GOWN. DONOR USED AS A JUDICIAL ROBE FOR DRAMATIC PURPOSES. 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. “ACADEMIC GOWN/ JUDICIAL ROBE WORN BY THE CHARACTER PLAYING THE JUDGE IN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF “HELLO DOLLY” 1986.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053034
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY "BACEDA"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20110026000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY "BACEDA"
Date
1955
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
90
Length
56
Width
18.2
Description
SUIT JACKET, NAVY BLUE, DOUBLE BREASTED WITH EIGHT BRASS BUTTONS. EACH BOTTOM HAS EMBOSSED, “CANADIAN PACIFIC” WITH BEAVER MOTIF IN CENTER. EACH CUFF HAS TWO SMALL BRASS BUTTONS WITH SAME DECORATION. WIDE PEAKED LAPELS WITH ONE BUTTON HOLE ON EACH SIDE. POCKETS AT FRONT ON LEFT AND RIGHT WITH SQUARE CUT FLAPS. FRONT LEFT BREAST POCKET WITHOUT FLAP. PADDED SHOULDERS. INSIDE HAS BLACK POLYESTER LINING WITH SEAM AT BOTTOM DETACHED IN PLACES. RIGHT AND LEFT BREAST POCKETS. INSIDE RIGHT BREAST POCKET IS TAG THAT READS, “GORDON CAMPBELL LTD., VANCOUVER, CANADA, MR. B. BACEDA., DATE NOV/55, NO.3059-G 9955.” SPARE BLACK BUTTON UNDER LEFT BREAST POCKET. SLEEVES LINED WITH WHITE, BLUE AND GREY STRIPED COTTON. FABRIC LOOP AT INSIDE BACK COLLAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
INDUSTRY
BUSINESS
History
ACCORDING TO INFORMATION PROVIDED BY DONOR DOUG HEGLAND AT THE TIME OF DONATION, THE JACKET WAS ACQUIRED IN 1983 FROM A LOCKER AT THE "OLD STATION" IN LETHBRIDGE WHEN STAFF MOVED TO A NEW TRAIN STATION AT KIPP YARD. THE DONOR FOUND THE JACKET AS A RESULT OF WANTING SOME OF THE STATION’S OLD LOCKERS. DONOR STARTED A CAREER WITH THE CPR IN 1978. ACCORDING TO INFORMATION SOLICITED FROM BRUNO BACEDA’S SON LONNIE IN FEBRUARY 2012, “BRUNO BACEDA LIVED IN THE LETHBRIDGE AREA HIS WHOLE LIFE. HE WAS A BAGGAGE MASTER WITH THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY IN 1959 AND WORKED FOR A WHILE AS CONDUCTOR.” ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “BRUNO JOHN BACEDA PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON DECEMBER 13, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 76. BACEDA WAS BORN IN COALHURST ON NOVEMBER 7, 1928 WHERE HE ATTENDED SCHOOL AND BEGAN HIS 38 YEAR CAREER WITH THE CPR.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110026000
Acquisition Date
2011-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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