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Other Name
COLLARED SHIRT, SENIORS' GAMES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010075007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COLLARED SHIRT, SENIORS' GAMES
Date
2001
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
83
Width
58
Description
COLLARED DENIM SHIRT. LEFT BREAST POCKET W/O FLAP. EMBROIDERED ABOVE POCKET "2001 ALBERTA SENIORS GAMES". SHIRT BADLY FADED/ BLEACHED IN SQUARE GEOMETRIC PATTERN THROUGHOUT. SIZE SMALL "JASON ALEXANDER".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
MATERIAL DONATED BY ORGANIZERS OF SENIORS' GAMES. SEE ARCHIVAL COLLECTION P20011067000 FOR GAMES' MAGAZINES AND HISTORICAL INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20010075007
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SHIRT, SENIORS' GAMES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20010075009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHIRT, SENIORS' GAMES
Date
2001
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
74
Width
56
Description
GRAY T-SHIRT, RIBBED COLLAR. "2001 ALBERTA SENIORS GAMES" SILK SCREENED ONTO LEFT BREAST. LABEL INSIDE COLLAR HAS STICKER "18.00". LABEL TEXT "FRUIT OF THE LOOM" SIZE "XL"
Subjects
CLOTHING OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
MATERIAL DONATED BY ORGANIZERS OF SENIORS' GAMES. SEE ARCHIVAL COLLECTION P20011067000 FOR GAMES' MAGAZINES AND HISTORICAL INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20010075009
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
COLLARED SHIRT, SENIORS GAMES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20010075008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COLLARED SHIRT, SENIORS GAMES
Date
2001
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Width
49
Description
RED SHORT SLEEVED, COLLARED SHIRT. LEFT BREAST POCKET. "2001 ALBERTA SENIORS GAMES" EMBROIDERED RIGHT BREAST. "CHAIR" EMBROIDERED ON CUFF RIGHT SLEEVE. "SOUTHLAND ST. PATRICK'S CREDIT UNION" LOGO ON RIGHT SLEEVE. "CANADA SPORTSWEAR" ON LABEL INSIDE COLLAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
MATERIAL DONATED BY ORGANIZERS OF SENIORS' GAMES. SEE ARCHIVAL COLLECTION P20011067000 FOR GAMES' MAGAZINES AND HISTORICAL INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20010075008
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19970044003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1996
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
63.0
Width
41.5
Description
BRIGHT ROYAL BLUE NYLON VEST WITH FOUR PLASTIC BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE. ON LEFT BREAST IS TEAL PATCH, WITH PARTIAL BLUE RECTANGLE, PARTIAL YELLOW SUN, AND "AGT" PRINTED AT BOTTOM. VEST HAS TAG INSIDE NECK READING "FLAG WEAR". SIZE SMALL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
ALBERTA WINTER GAMES WERE HELD IN LETHBRIDGE DURING THE WINTER OF 1996. SEE ARCHIVES FOR MORE INFORMATION, P19961012000-GM.
Catalogue Number
P19970044003
Acquisition Date
1997
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, DENIM, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990055003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL, DENIM, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
110.0
Width
56.0
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL TROUSERS. THERE IS AN ANGLED WELT POCKET ON EACH SIDE. JUST BELOW EACH OF THESE POCKETS IS A VERTICAL LINE OF RED PIPING. THERE ARE ALSO TWO WELT POCKETS ON BACK OF PANTS. FRONT OPENING CLOSES WITH FOUR NAVY BLUE BUTTONS. THERE IS A SMALL FOB OR WATCH POCKET ON FRONT RIGHT SIDE OF PANTS. A WHITE TAG IS STAPLED TO LEFT FRONT; TAG READS "NEEDLECRAFT MILLS LTD. NAME G. MASSON NO. 5 ADDRESS LETHBRIDGE ALTA. BREAST 39 WAIST SLEEVE 19 LENGTH 29 WAIST 36 SEAT INS. LEG 30". WAISTBAND AND POCKETS ARE LINED WITH AN OFF-WHITE COTTON AND DENIM. THERE ARE 6 OFF-WHITE BUTTONS AROUND INSIDE OF WAISTBAND.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
SEE P19990055001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990055003
Acquisition Date
2000-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ACRYLIC
Catalogue Number
P20000042003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1990
Materials
ACRYLIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
65.8
Width
68.5
Description
GREEN KNIT SWEATER. HAS A V-SHAPED NECKLINE. CUFFS ARE TURNED UP, ALTHOUGH NOT SEWN THAT WAY. EMBROIDERED ON LEFT BREAST, IN BLUE, IS "SUN LIFE SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL LETHBRIDGE 1990". SEWN INSIDE BACK OF NECKLINE ARE FOUR TAGS. RESPECTIVELY, THEY READ "MADE IN HONG KONG", "FAIRWAYS KNITWEAR LTD. CA 21952", "L", "ACRYLIC 100% ACRYLIQUE MACHINE WASH LAVER A LA MACHINE TUMBLE DRY SECHER PAR CULBUTAGE MODERATE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE MODEREE".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR WORKED AS A VOLUNTEER FOR SKATE CANADA COMPETITION, HELD IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1990. SHE USED THE DATA BASE ON HER APPLE IIE COMPUTER TO KEEP TRACK OF TICKET SALES. DONOR IS BOARD MEMBER OF MUSEUM (SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS). *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “NO FURTHER INFORMATION.” ***
Catalogue Number
P20000042003
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1944
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P20010014003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1944
Materials
CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
74.0
Width
38.0
Description
FULL APRON. DIRTY WHITE CANVAS. BOTTOM OF APRON IS FOLDED UP AND SEWN TO FORM A POUCH, DIVIDED INTO 3 SECTIONS. HAS A TIE ATTACHED TO TOP, TO GO AROUND NECK. HAS TWO TIES AT THE SIDES. ON FRONT READS "YATES LUMBER YARDS LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA" IN RED WITH BLACK OUTLINING, AND "PHONE 3516" IN BLACK. APRON HAS VARIOUS STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
YATES LUMBER YARDS OPERATED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1925 TO 1944. APRON WAS USED IN THE RIVERVIEW GARAGE. RIVERVIEW GARAGE WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, JACK CARPENTER, FROM 1947/48 TO 1965. IT WAS LOCATED AT 616 4TH STREET, SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE. JOCK CARPENTER IS A LETHBRIDGE AUTHOR, WHO WROTE "$50 BRIDE" AND "BOOTLEGGER'S BRIDE", WHICH CONCENTRATE ON THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE AND THE PROHIBITION LIQUOR TRADE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20010014003
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P20010014004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOOL APRON
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.7
Width
42.5
Description
FULL APRON. MADE FROM WHITE CANVAS. BOTTOM IS FOLDED UPWARD AND SEWN TO FORM A POUCH, DIVIDED INTO TWO. THERE ARE TWO GROMMETS AT TOP OF APRON (NECK STRING IS MISSING), AND TWO GROMMETS AT SIDES OF APRON. ONE SIDE HAS A WHITE SHOELACE TIED TO IT, THE OTHER HAS A BLACK SHOELACE TIED TO IT. ON FRONT OF APRON READS "MURRAY BRANTFORD" IN BLACK. IN THE CENTER OF THE TWO WORDS IS A RED "M" AND BELOW THIS IS A GREY RECTANGLE, WITH TWO WHITE STRIPS IN THE CENTER. BOTTOM SEAM HAS BEEN REPAIRED A NUMBER OF TIMES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
USED IN RIVERVIEW GARAGE. GARAGE WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, JACK CARPENTER, FROM 1947/48 TO 1965. IT WAS LOCATED AT 616 4TH STREET, SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE. JOCK CARPENTER IS A LETHBRIDGE AUTHOR, WHO WROTE "$50 BRIDE" AND "BOOTLEGGER'S BRIDE", WHICH CONCENTRATE ON THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE AND THE PROHIBITION LIQUOR TRADE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING TWO APRONS DONATED BY JOCK CARPENTER. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE.
Catalogue Number
P20010014004
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
BASEBALL UNIFORM SHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930034001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASEBALL UNIFORM SHIRT
Date
1934
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
76.5
Description
GREY SHORT SLEEVED SHIRT WITH DARKER GREY STRIPES, BLUE PIPING, & YOKE. SLEEVES END IN CUFF, SMALL COLLAR, 4 BUTTONS. UNIFORM IS WORN & SOILED. SOME FRAYING ALONG SEAMS & LOWER BUTTON HOLE. 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. NO MAKER LABELS. SEE ALSO P19930034002-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
P19930034001
Acquisition Date
1993-06
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
Less detail
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
MINERS BASEBALL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1974
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20080026000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINERS BASEBALL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1974
Materials
CLOTH
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. BASEBALL UNIFORM, SHORT SLEEVED SHIRT WITH ZIPPERED FRONT AND RED TRIM ALONG SIDE OF ZIPPER AND SLEEVES. BACK OF SHIRT WITH BLACK TEXT READING, " MINERS 15 LETHBRIDGE." LABEL ON BACK OF NECK READS, "...MADE IN CANADA...ATHLETIC SUPPLIES, TORONTO." STAINS ON BOTTOM FRONT OF SHIRT. LENGTH 77.5, WIDTH 55.5. 2. BASEBALL UNIFORM, GREY PANTS WITH ELASTIC WAIST AND LEG HOLES. RED STRIPE ALONG OUTER LENGTH OF BOTH LEGS, LABEL INSIDE READS, "DESIGNED BY MARO HOLLAND...EDMONTON ALTA." FRONT OF PANTS HEAVILY SOILED. LENGTH 80.2, WIDTH 56.0.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
KALIE VERES ACQUIRED UNIFORM WHEN STEWART DOW, MATERNAL UNCLE AND OWNER OF THE UNIFORM, PASSED AWAY IN 1995. WHILE IN POSSESSION, VERES STORED THE UNIFORM IN A BIN. VERES CANNOT RECALL THE DETAILS REGARDING WHY THE UNIFORM WAS GIFTED TO HER. ACCORDING TO VERES' FATHER, THE MINERS TEAM WAS FORMED IN 1909. HE BELIEVED DOW PLAYED FOR TWO YEARS BEFORE HE STOPPED, DUE TO A RELATIONSHIP AND NEW FOUND INTEREST IN MOTORCYCLES. IT IS THEN THOUGHT THAT DOW RETURNED TO PLAY BASEBALL LATER ON. ARTICLES IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1964 AND 1974 STATE THAT DOW WAS A PITCHER. DOW WAS A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE UPON PASSING AND WAS BORN IN THE GALT HOSPITAL. THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE, DOW PLAYED IN SPORTS. DOW BEGAN PLAYING WITH THE LETHBRIDGE LITTLE LEAGUE IN 1961 AND CONTINUED UP THE RANKS, PLAYING WITH THE MINERS UNTIL 1973. DOW LATER BECAME ASSISTANT COACH AND COACH FOR THE TEAM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20080026000
Acquisition Date
2008-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ALBERTA WINTER GAMES HOST UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20020078001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA WINTER GAMES HOST UNIFORM
Date
1996
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
77.5
Description
TURQUOISE NYLONG JACKET. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR. FRONT CLOSES WITH A PLASTIC TURQUOISE ZIPPER. EMBROIDERED IN BLUE ON LEFT BREAST IS "LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA WINTER GAMES 1996", WITH THE WORD LETHBRIDGE CREATED FROM DIFFERENT SPORTS IMAGES. EMBROIDERED BELOW THIS IS THE "AGT" LOGO IN WHITE. CUFFS AND BOTTOM OF JACKET ARE ELASTICIZED. THERE ARE 2 SLIT POCKETS IN SIDES OF COAT. INSIDE NECKLINE ARE TWO TAGS THAT READ "FLAG WEAR" AND "L/G". THERE IS ALSO A TAG INSIDE COAT THAT PROVIDES MANUFACTURING INFORMATION AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR WAS A VOLUNTEER AT THE 1996 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES, HOSTED IN LETHBRIDGE. PART OF THE HOST UNIFORM WORN BY DONOR. PIECES WERE PURCHASED AT THE WINTER GAMES OFFICE AT #413 - 909 3RD AVENUE, NORTH AND WERE WORN WITH BLACK PANTS AND BLACK SWEATER/TURTLENECK. SEE HARD COPY FOR ALBERTA WINTER GAMES VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTERS. REFER TO ARCHIVAL DONATION. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET DONATED BY LIL KEMPENAAR. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME. LUDMILA “LIL” ANNE KEMPENAAR (NEE HRNCIRIK) WAS BORN ON JUNE 9, 1948 IN LETHBRIDGE TO PARENTS VENCL AND MARIE HRNCIRIK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS RAISED ON A FARM NEAR TURIN AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1963, WHERE SHE ATTENDED CCH, GRADUATING IN 1966. SHE THEN ATTENDED OLDS COLLEGE, RECEIVING A DEGREE IN FASHION AND DESIGN IN 1967. SHE WAS MARRIED TO BENNY TED KEMPENAAR ON JUNE 15, 1968. LIL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 63 ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2011. THE 1996 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES WERE HELD IN LETHBRIDGE FEBRUARY 22-25, 1996. IT WAS AN EVENT FOR 2500 YOUNG ALBERTAN ATHLETES, AGED 12 TO 17, COMPETING IN 23 DIFFERENT SPORTS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P20020078001
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
GIRL'S BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20010033002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIRL'S BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Date
1994
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
2
Length
69.0
Width
47.0
Description
1. SHIRT. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. WHITE WITH LIGHT BLUE SLEEVES. HAS A V-SHAPED NECKLINE. NECKLINE AND SLEEVES ARE TRIMMED WITH DARK BLUE FABRIC WITH A STRIP OF LIGHT BLUE IN THE CENTER. SILKSCREENED ON FRONT OF SHIRT IS "CITTENS 14"; ON BACK IS "14". A TAG INSIDE SHIRT READS "L&E SPORTSWEAR MANUFACTURING LTD.". 2. SHORTS. 37.5 X 56.5. SHORTS ARE WHITE. WAISTBAND IS DARK BLUE WITH A LIGHT BLUE STRIP IN THE CENTER. WAISTBAND IS ELASTICIZED. LEGS ARE TRIMMED WITH DARK BLUE FABRIC, WITH A LIGHT BLUE STRIP IN THE CENTER. SHORTS HAVE A WHITE DRAWSTRING ON INSIDE OF WAISTBAND. A TAG SEWN INSIDE SHORTS READS "SAXON BRANTFORD, ONTARIO FABRIQUE AU/MADE IN CANADA".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
USED BY SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM, AT CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, IN LETHBRIDGE. THIS UNIFORM WAS USED IN 1994 WHEN THE TEAM WON THE 4A SOUTH ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP. UNIFORM WAS USED IN MUSEUM'S 2001 "SPORTS LEGACY" EXHIBITION. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BASKETBALL UNIFORM DONATED BY CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. RUTHANN ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR A COPY OF THE 1994 YEARBOOK BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED MARCH 10, 1994, THE CATHOLIC CENTRAL TEAM THE “CITTENS [WAS] 13-3 IN LEAGUE PLAY AND SEEDED FIRST IN THE TOURNAMENT.” IT CONTINUED: “CITTENS, RANKED NO. 3 PROVINCIALLY, ADVANCE TO MEET NO. 2 MEDICINE HAT KWAHOMMIES IN THE TOURNAMENT FINAL, FRIDAY, 7P.M. AT THE SPORTSPLEX.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 20, 1994 GIVES MORE INFORMATION: “CATHOLIC CENTRAL CITTNES WERE BEATEN 76-45 BY SALISBURY IN THE 4A GIRLS’ THIRD-PLACE GAME, FALLING BEHIND EARLY AND NEVER THREATENING … CCH BOWED OUT OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP SIDE OF THE DRAW WHEN THEY WERE BEATEN 64-47 BY HARRY AINLAY TITANS IN THE SEMIFINAL.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20010033002
Acquisition Date
2001-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ALBERTA WINTER GAMES HOST UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20020078002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA WINTER GAMES HOST UNIFORM
Date
1996
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
62.0
Description
FRONT OF VEST IS TURQUOISE NYLON. BACK AND FRONT LINING ARE ROYAL BLUE POLYESTER. NYLON HAS A "CRINKLED" EFFECT. FRONT OF VEST IS OPEN (HAS NO CLOSURES). EACH SIDE OF FRONT COMES TO A POINT AT THE BOTTOM; BACK OF VEST ALSO COMES TO A POINT AT BOTTOM AND HAS AN UPSIDE DOWN V-SHAPE CUT OUT AT CENTER BOTTOM. BACK OF VEST HAS 2 TIES IN CENTER NEAR BOTTOM. INSIDE NECKLINE ARE 2 TAGS THAT READ "FLAG WEAR" AND "M/M". ALSO INSIDE VEST IS A TAG WITH MANUFACTURING INFORMATION AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR WAS A VOLUNTEER AT THE 1996 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES, HOSTED IN LETHBRIDGE. PART OF THE HOST UNIFORM WORN BY DONOR. PIECES WERE PURCHASED AT THE WINTER GAMES OFFICE AT #413 - 909 3RD AVENUE, NORTH AND WERE WORN WITH BLACK PANTS AND BLACK SWEATER/TURTLENECK. SEE HARD COPY FOR ALBERTA WINTER GAMES VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTERS. REFER TO ARCHIVAL DONATION. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET DONATED BY LIL KEMPENAAR. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME. LUDMILA “LIL” ANNE KEMPENAAR (NEE HRNCIRIK) WAS BORN ON JUNE 9, 1948 IN LETHBRIDGE TO PARENTS VENCL AND MARIE HRNCIRIK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS RAISED ON A FARM NEAR TURIN AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1963, WHERE SHE ATTENDED CCH, GRADUATING IN 1966. SHE THEN ATTENDED OLDS COLLEGE, RECEIVING A DEGREE IN FASHION AND DESIGN IN 1967. SHE WAS MARRIED TO BENNY TED KEMPENAAR ON JUNE 15, 1968. LIL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 63 ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2011. THE 1996 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES WERE HELD IN LETHBRIDGE FEBRUARY 22-25, 1996. IT WAS AN EVENT FOR 2500 YOUNG ALBERTAN ATHLETES, AGED 12 TO 17, COMPETING IN 23 DIFFERENT SPORTS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P20020078002
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
RAIN CAPE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990055001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAIN CAPE
Date
1932
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
78.2
Width
74
Description
BLACK RUBBER RAIN CAPE. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR WHICH IS TRIMMED WITH RED PIPING. FRONT CLOSES WITH FOUR STEEL LATCHES, THAT ARE PAINTED BLACK. INSIDE OF CAPE IS LINED WITH A STIFF YELLOWISH MATERIAL. INSIDE EACH SIDE OF CAPE IS A RUBBER STRAP THAT IS HELD IN PLACE WITH A BLACK METAL SNAP. STAMPED INSIDE RIGHT OF CAPE IS "C.P.O. 1932". ABOVE THE STAMP THE MATERIAL IS WORN AND DISCOLOURED. WRITTEN INSIDE BACK OF NECK IS "M4 GM MAY 1932 M".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
CAPE WAS USED BY CANADIAN POSTAL WORKERS TO HANG OVER SHOULDER, THEREBY COVERING MAILBAGS. CAPE BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE MASSON, WHO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST SIX POSTAL WORKERS IN LETHBRIDGE. GEORGE CAME TO CANADA FROM SCOTLAND IN 1910 (HIS PARENTS HAD SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE SHORTLY BEFORE). HE WORKED FOR THE C.P.R. AND IN CONSTRUCTION, AND WHEN POSTAL JOB CAME UP HE GOT IT. GEORGE WORKED FOR HIGINBOTHAM BEGINNING IN 1913 AND DELIVERED MAIL UNTIL THE OUTBREAK OF WWI. GEORGE WAS AMONG THE FOUR POSTMEN WHO WENT OVERSEAS (OTHER THREE WERE HIS BROTHER ALEC, BILLY BRENNAN, AND ANOTHER UNKNOWN). GEORGE AND HIS BROTHER ALEC SERVED WITH THE 39TH FIELD BATTERY, RCA. GEORGE SERVED WITH THE MILITIA BETWEEN THE WARS, AND WENT BACK TO POST OFFICE. IN WWII HE JOINED UP WITH THE 20TH ANTI-TANK BATTERY, BUT HAD TO GIVE IT UP DUE TO AGE; COULDN'T GO OVERSEAS SO HE WENT INTO ADMINISTRATION AND INSTRUCTION. AFTER THE WAR HE WENT BACK TO THE POST OFFICE UNTIL 1952, WHEN HE WAS ADVISED BY HIS DOCTORS TO TAKE AN EARLY RETIREMENT (AT AGE 62). ACCORDING TO DONOR, THE POSTAL SERVICE AND THE MILITARY WERE GEORGE'S TWO GREAT LOVES IN HIS LIFE. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE; WENT TO FLEETWOOD-BAWDEN SCHOOL BEGINNING IN 1934. HAS LIVED AND WORKED IN CITY UNTIL RECENT MOVE TO COALDALE. DONOR ALSO HAS A LOT OF FAMILY THAT LIVE IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19990055001
Acquisition Date
2000-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
REFEREE
Date Range From
2002
Date Range To
2012
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20120037001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REFEREE
Date Range From
2002
Date Range To
2012
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Height
85
Length
92.73.92.7
Width
3.4
Description
REFEREE SHIRT, POLYESTER WITH BLACK AND WHITE VERTICAL STRIPES. BLACK BAND AT SHORT SLEEVE CUFFS AND COLLAR. SINGLE BLACK BUTTON AT BOTTOM OF V-NECK COLLAR. LEFT SHOULDER EMBROIDERED WITH RED THREAD, “ABOA,” WITH BASKETBALL MOTIF FOR LETTER, “O.” REVERSE PANEL EXTENDS FARTHER DOWN THAN FRONT PANEL. TAG IN COLLAR READS, “DALCO ATHLETIC, 100% POLYESTER, RW89433, MADE IN USA, ADULT XL, MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE COLORS, TUMBLE DRY, USE NO BLEACH.”
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
WHEN QUESTIONED BY GALT COLLECTIONS STAFF ON OCTOBER 15, 2012, DONOR BILL HALMA RELATED TO STAFF THAT HE, “PROBABLY HAD THE SHIRT FOR TEN YEARS. THE ABOA (ALBERTA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION) EMBROIDERED CREST ON THE SHIRT’S SLEEVE CAME INTO EXISTENCE APPROXIMATELY TEN YEARS AGO IN 2002 WHEN FEBA RULES WERE BROUGHT INTO FORCE. CHANGES IN INSIGNIA OR EVEN THE POST-FEBA INTRODUCTION OF STRIPPED SHIRTS ENABLE THE SHIRT’S DATING. THE SHIRT WAS WORN IN THE PAST YEAR ALBEIT IN VERY LIMITED (LOCAL) CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO THE ABOA CREST’S DISCONTINUATION ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO. THE ISSUE AROSE THAT THE WEARER’S IDENTIFICATION WITH A PROVINCE (AKA. ALBERTA) MAY LEAD SOME TO CHALLENGE HIS/HER IMPARTIALITY (AKA. CALLS BENEFICIAL TO SAME PROVINCE’S TEAM).” THE SHIRT WAS WORN ACROSS SOUTHERN ALBERTA, RANGING IN COMMUNITIES FROM NANTON (NORTH) AND MILK RIVER (SOUTH) TO THE CROWSNEST PASS (WEST) AND MEDICINE HAT (EAST). HALMA AND OTHER OFFICIALS ORDERED THEIR APPAREL WHOLESALE THROUGH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION, BASED OUT OF THE ASSOCIATION’S TREASURER’S HOME. THE ASSOCIATION SOURCED THE SHIRTS IN BULK FROM DISTRIBUTORS SUCH AS REFEREES.COM. IN CONTRAST TO SOME OTHER OFFICIALS WHO EXERCISE LESS CARE IN THEIR SHIRT’S MAINTENANCE, THE DONOR CLAIMED, “I HAVE ½ DOZEN JERSEYS WASHED AND READY TO GO”, SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM STAFF’S OBSERVATION THAT THE DONATED JERSEY WAS “LIKE NEW.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORD AND P20120037002.
Catalogue Number
P20120037001
Acquisition Date
2012-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JUDOGI
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980052003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JUDOGI
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
89
Width
142.6 (SLEEVES)
Description
HEAVY WOVEN WHITE COTTON JUDOGI. OPEN AT FRONT; NO BUTTONS OR FASTENERS. FOUR ROWS OF MACHINE STITCHING FORM RIBBED TRIM ALONG JACKET FRONT. UPPER HALF OF TOP TIGHTLY WOVEN BUT TEXTURED; LOWER HALF HAS DIAMOND-PATTERN EMBROIDERY CREATING QUILTED EFFECT. SLITS, 20CM (L), AT BOTTOM OF EACH SIDE SEAM. AT BOTTOM OF LEFT FRONT LAPEL TRIM IS TAG EMBROIDERED WITH JAPANESE FLAG AND CHARACTERS. UNIFORM SLIGHTLY YELLOWED THROUGHOUT; SMALL TEARS FROM WEAR ALONG COLLAR/LAPEL TRIM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
OUTFIT BELONGED TO DONOR'S BROTHER, DONALD EDWARD SMYKE. WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN JUDO TEAM AND THE JUDO CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE UNDER YOSHIO (YOSH) SENDA'S INSTRUCTION BETWEEN 1950 AND 1960. UNIFORM WAS PURCHASED FROM JUDO CLUB. DONALD WAS THE LAST OF DONOR'S THREE OLDER BROTHERS; HE PASSED AWAY IN 1998. ACCORDING TO DONOR, FAMILY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE ALL THEIR LIVES, BUT SOME WERE BORN IN COUTTS; ALL WENT TO SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S GRANDPARENTS MOVED TO COUTTS, WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL THEIR DEATH. PARENTS MOVED FROM THE DAKOTAS TO COUTTS. DONALD SMYKE LIVED ON AN ACREAGE OUTSIDE COALHURST, AND HAD WORKED FOR THE C.P.R. TRANSPORT. **NOTE: DONOR WISHES DONALD SMYKE TO BE IDENTIFIED AS DONOR WHEN ITEMS ARE DISPLAYED. SEE P19980052001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JUDO SUIT DONATED BY BUD SMYKE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. BUDDY “BUD” MELVIN SMYKE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 64 ON FEBRUARY 22, 2001. HE WAS THE SON OF FRANK WILLIAM SMYKE AND EMILY JEANETTE SMYKE (NEE RHODE/ROADY). HIS BROTHERS WERE JAMES FRANK SMYKE (DIED AGE 61 ON MARCH 12, 1993); DONALD EDWARD SMYKE (DIED AGE 64 ON JUNE 28, 1998); AND LYLLE DOUGLAS SMYKE (DIED AGE 56 ON AUGUST 5, 1992). FRANK WILLIAM SMYKE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 ON NOVEMBER 3, 1977. EMILY JEANETTE SMYKE (NEE RHODE/ROADY) WAS BORN IN NORTH DAKOTA AND MOVED TO JENSEN, SK AS A CHILD. IN 1929 SHE MOVED TO COUTTS, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1942. SHE WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL AND PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 57 IN AUGUST 1963. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19980052003
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
EVENING DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19870046001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVENING DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
SILK, LACE, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
133.3
Width
43.5
Description
SILK & LACE DRESS WITH GLASS BEADS AT NECK & WRISTS. LACE OVERLAY, SILK SASHTRIM AT WAIST. SILK BODY. FRAYED AT UNDERARMS, SOME STAINS. SILK IS WEIGHTEDWITH METALLIC SALTS. OVERALL BLUE COLORATION. TEAR ON TOP OF LEFT SHOULDER,RIGHT UNDERARM IS FRAYING BADLY. SOME STAINS ON SKIRT & BODICE. CUFFS ARESAGGING UNDER WEIGHT OF DRESS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
HANDMADE IN ENGLAND, PRIOR TO 1900, DONOR BELIEVES ABOUT 1887. BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER SARAH RACHAEL DUNN (NEE ROFEN) B. BESSARABIA, FATHER B. KIEV. MARRIED IN ENGLAND LATE 1800'S, MOVED TO CANADA & ESTABLISHED TAILOR SHOP AT EDMONTON. DONOR & FAMILY MOVED MID 50'S TO LETHBRIDGE, ESTABLISHED MAYFAIRVOGUE CLOTHING SHOP WITH PARTNERS, THE GOODMANS. NOW RETIRED. METALLIC SALTS ARE USED TO GIVE SILK WEIGHT & "RUSTLE". SEE P19870046002 MATCHING PURSE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A DRESS DONATED BY ETHEL RODIN. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR'S FAMILY FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SPOKE WITH ETHEL'S NIECE, DEBORAH GREEN. SHE WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT DID PROVIDE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DUNN FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND RESEARCH FROM THE ALBERTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, EDMONTON BRANCH. ETHEL RODIN (NEE DUNN) WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1907 IN LONDON, ENGLAND, THE DAUGHTER OF MORRIS DUNN AND SARAH RACHAEL DUNN (NEE ROFEN). SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO CANADA, WHERE THEY SETTLED IN EDMONTON. SHE REMAINED IN EDMONTON, UNTIL HER MARRIAGE TO DAVE RODIN. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1929 WHERE DAVE OPERATED THE BUY-RITE GROCERY STORE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. ETHEL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON JULY 9, 1990. DAVE RODIN WAS BORN IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO EDMONTON IN THE 1920S. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1977. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JULY 29, 1976 MARKED DAVE’S RETIREMENT: “IN 1929, DAVE RODIN, A RUSSIAN IMMIGRANT, CAME TO LETHBRIDGE AND OPENED A FRUIT AND GROCERY STORY ON THE CORNER OF 4TH AVENUE AND 5TH STREET S. AFTER 47 SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF BUSINESS IN THE CITY, MR. RODIN HAS RETIRED AT 73 … BY BUYING CAREFULLY AND SHOPPING AROUND MR. RODIN WAS ABLE TO SELL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES CHEAPER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE CITY … IN 1939 HE JOINED FORCES WITH ELMER GOODMAN, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN, IN A PARTNERSHIP THAT WAS TO LAST 37 YEARS. … MR. RODIN, WITH MR. GOODMAN’S BACKING, OPENED BUY-RITE MEN’S WEAR WHERE THE LETHBRIDGE CENTRE THEATRES ARE TODAY. HE CATERED TO THE FARM POPULATION, CARRYING THE BIGGER SIZES OF CLOTHING.” ETHEL’S PARENTS ARE BOTH BURIED IN THE EDMONTON HEBREW CEMETERY. MORRIS DUNN WAS BORN IN 1863 AND PASSED AWAY MAY 4, 1954. SARAH RACHAEL DUNN PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 12, 1951 AT THE AGE OF 80. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND RESEARCH FROM THE ALBERTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, EDMONTON BRANCH. SEE FILE FOR A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MORRIS AND SARAH DUNN FAMILY, WHILE SARAH IS WEARING THIS DRESS.
Catalogue Number
P19870046001
Acquisition Date
1987-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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