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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960033014
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
90
Width
40.6
Description
KHAKI BROWN NYLON-POLYESTER DRESS. DRESS HAS GORED SKIRT SEWN TO SHORT SLEEVE BLOUSE. BLOUSE HAS POLO COLLAR AND EPAULETS ON SHOULDERS. ON BREAST ARE TWO PATCH POCKETS WITH TWO MORE ON SKIRT. SEVERAL PLEATS ARE GATHERED AT WAIST. UNDER LEFT ARM ALONG SIDE IS ZIPPER. SMALL LOOPS ARE SEWN AT BOTH SIDES AT WAIST. FRONT HAS THREE BUTTON OPENING. ONLY ONE BUTTON IS PRESENT AND THAT IS ON LEFT SHOULDER HOLDING EPAULET. BUTTON IS POLISHED BRASS WITH RAISED HEAD OF WOMAN WITH GREEK HELMET ON. BENEATH HEAD IS "CWAC". SEWN INSIDE ARE SHOULDER PADS. HAND PRINTED IN BLACK INK ON INSIDE BETWEEN SHOULDER BLADES IS "SCHMIDT AL.". DOWN CENTER OF BACK IS INVERTED PLEAT WITH SINGLE KNIFE PLEAT ON EITHER SIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DRESS WAS FOUND IN STORAGE AT THE ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. DRESS IS SERVICE DRESS MOST LIKELY FROM THE 1960'S, POSSIBLY FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Catalogue Number
P19960033014
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1968
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970073045
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1957
Date Range To
1968
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
78.7
Width
42.5
Description
DRAB GREEN WOOL SHIRT. FRONT BUTTON CLOSURE WITH VERTICAL FABRIC PANEL BENEATH BUTTON HOLES. TWO BREAST POCKETS. SHIRT IS MISSING THIRD BUTTON FROM TOP. MARKED INSIDE BACK SHIRT-TAIL IN BLACK IS "NICK PONECH". INSIDE RIGHT BREAST POCKET WAS FOUND A LIGHT GREEN HANDKERCHIEF, 41.2 X 40.7CM. DARKER GREEN BORDER, WITH BEIGE AND WHITE PLAID. CREASED FROM FOLDING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONATED TO LEGION BY NICK PONECH, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. DONOR'S HISTORY UNKNOWN. FOR MORE HISTORY ON COLLECTION SEE P19970073001-GA. ***HANDKERCHIEF STORED IN SECOND LOCATION. USE OF SHIRT UNKNOWN; MILITARY ASSOCIATION. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING: NICHOLAS RONALD PONECH WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 27, 1940 AND DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 AT THE AGE OF 66. HE SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS UNIT IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA AS A SAPPER.
Catalogue Number
P19970073045
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MILITARY DRESS TROUSERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19960097003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY DRESS TROUSERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
116.4
Width
41
Description
PAIR OF DRAB GREEN WOOL PLEATED PANTS WITH CREASE AND BUTTONFLY. HAS 4 BROWN PLASTIC BUTTONS ON OUTSIDE OF WAISTBAND, AND TWO INSIDE THE BACK TO ATTACH TO SUSPENDERS. HAS TWO FRONT AND REAR POCKETS, BACK CLOSES WITH BROWN PLASTIC BUTTONS MARKED "R. LILLCO 7 MADDOX ST. W." ALSO HAS WHITE LABEL AT BACK MARKED "ROBERT LILLICO, LTD., CIVIL & MILITARY TAILORS. 7 MADDOX STREET LONDON, W.L.", AND TYPED BELOW ON LABEL IS "LT. E.N.J. HEINITZ R.C.A." PANTS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR VALUABLE INFORMATION ON NORM HEINITZ’S MILITARY SERVICE, PLEASE REFERENCE P19960097004, ITS PERMANENT FILE AND ARCHIVAL DONATION 20091074. FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE THAT NORM HEINTIZ’S WIFE MARY DONATED THREE CASED WORLD WAR TWO MEDALS TO THE GALT’ COLLECTIONS DEPT. IN APRIL 2010, BUT THE OFFER WAS NOT ACCEPTED. THE OFFER WAS, HOWEVER, ACCEPTED BY THE GALT’S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE MEDALS WERE DEPOSITED THERE IN NOVEMBER 2010. FOR MORE PHYSICAL DETAILS ON THE MEDALS, PLEASE REFERENCE P19960097004. DONOR MARY HEINITZ PASSED AWAY ON 4 JULY 2013 IN CALGARY, AB..
Catalogue Number
P19960097003
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000040001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
85.0
Width
46.0
Description
COTTON, KHAKI, LONG SLEEVED SHIRT. FRONT OPENING HAS 6 PLASTIC, KHAKI BUTTONS AS CLOSURE; EACH CUFF ALSO HAS A BUTTON. THERE IS A FLAPPED PATCH POCKET ON EACH SIDE OF CHEST. THERE ARE PLAIN EPAULETTES ON SHOULDERS EACH KEPT IN PLACE BY A BUTTON (AS ABOVE). BACK OF SHIRT IS SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN FRONT. WRITTEN ON INSIDE BACK OF SHIRT, TOWARD BOTTOM, IS "R HUTTON".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
BELONGED TO DONOR. SHIRT IS FROM UNIFORM USED DURING SERVICE IN THE ARMY CORP. DONOR TRAINED AS A TANK DRIVER IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CORP, IN CAMP BORDEN ONTARIO, IN 1945. SERVED ONLY IN CANADA, NOT OVERSEAS. DONOR BORN AND RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE; MADE A LIVING AS AN ELECTRICIAN. A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, GENERAL STEWART BRANCH; HE IS ALSO A PAST PRESIDENT. *NOTE* THIS ITEM WAS PREVIOUSLY LOCATED AT PA U21 T. AS OF 2011 INVENTORY, THE ITEM WAS UNACCOUNTED FOR. IT IS LIKELY THAT THE OBJECT IS ON PERMANENT EXHIBIT UNDER EITHER P19970073011 OR P20000047008.
Catalogue Number
P20000040001
Acquisition Date
2000-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960033019
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
76
Length
59.5
Width
47.5
Description
LIGHT GREEN NYLON LONG-SLEEVE SHIRT. SHIRT HAS POLO COLLAR WITH EPAULETS ON SHOULDERS. EPAULETS ARE BUTTON DOWN. SLEEVES HAVE 6CM FRENCH CUFFS WITH SINGLE HOLE ON EACH FLAP FOR CUFF LINKS AND SINGLE BUTTON. BREAST HAS TWO FLAP POCKETS. EACH POCKET HAS BUTTON FLAP WITH STRAIGHT CUT CORNERS. FRONT HAS FIVE BUTTON CLOSE. ALL BUTTONS ARE PLASTIC AND DARK OLIVE DRAB IN COLOR. SHIRT TAIL HAS ROUNDED SIDES. AT BACK OF NECK HAS BEEN TORN OUT. STAMPED ON INSIDE OF COLLAR IS "16 4 192". BUTTON IS MISSING ON RIGHT CUFF.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
SHIRT WAS FOUND IN STORAGE AT THE ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. SHIRT IS MOST LIKELY A SERVICE SHIRT FROM THE 1950'S. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECT BECAUSE IT WAS COLLECTED IN THE INTEREST OF REPRESENTING TYPOLOGY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP. NO UNIQUE MARKINGS TO HELP IDENTIFY ORIGINAL OWNER.
Catalogue Number
P19960033019
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960033020
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
74.5
Length
62
Width
44.5
Description
KHAKI BROWN NYLON LONG-SLEEVE SHIRT. SHIRT HAS POLO COLLAR WITH EPAULETS ON SHOULDERS. EPAULETS ARE BUTTON DOWN. SLEEVES HAVE 6CM FRENCH CUFFS WITH SINGLE HOLE ON EACH FLAP AND SINGLE BUTTON ON INSIDE FLAP. BREAST HAS TWO FLAP POCKETS WITH POINTED FLAPS THAT BUTTON DOWN. FRONT HAS FIVE BUTTON CLOSE. ALL BUTTONS ARE DARK OLIVE DRAB COLOR. SHIRT TAIL AND HEM OF FRONT PANELS ARE ROUNDED AT SIDES FORMING SHORT SPLIT AT BOTTOM. SMALL SQUARE COTTON LABEL IS SEWN INTO BACK OF NECK WHICH READS "FORSYTH NYLON TRICOT". SHIRT HAS RUST COLORED STAIN ON LEFT SIDE OF COLLAR AND ON LEFT SHOULDER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
SHIRT WAS FOUND IN STORAGE AT ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECT BECAUSE IT WAS COLLECTED IN THE INTEREST OF REPRESENTING TYPOLOGY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP. NO UNIQUE MARKINGS TO HELP IDENTIFY ORIGINAL OWNER.
Catalogue Number
P19960033020
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NAVAL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990041021
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAVAL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CANVAS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
62.1
Width
59.5
Description
WHITE, CANVAS, MEN'S NAVAL SHORTS. SIX BUTTON FRONT CLOSURE. BUTTONS ARE WHITE PLASTIC. BUTTON HOLES ARE ON AN EXTRA PIECE OF MATERIAL UNDERNEATH TOP LAYER, SUBSEQUENTLY HIDING BUTTONS. THERE ARE ALSO SIX WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS AROUND THE INSIDE OF THE WAISTBAND. THERE ARE SIX, LARGE BELT LOOPS AROUND OUTSIDE OF WAISTBAND. STAMPED INSIDE WAISTBAND IS "NAVAL" "SIZE 14 8 FT. 9 INS. - 10 INS. W-31-32". . . "1943". SHORTS HAVE TWO SIDE POCKETS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
NAVAL UNIFORM BELONGED TO WILLIAM T. NUGENT, DONOR'S HUSBAND. WILLIAM WAS IN THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WWII. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P19990041019-20-GA. MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989.
Catalogue Number
P19990041021
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NAVAL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990041020
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAVAL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CANVAS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
76.2
Width
58.0
Description
WHITE, CANVAS, MAN'S NAVAL JACKET. FOUR BUTTON FRONT CLOSURE. BUTTONS ARE GOLD WITH AN ANCHOR ON THEM, AND "CANADA" ACROSS THE ANCHOR. HAS TWO BREAST POCKETS. SEWN ON EACH SHOULDER IS A WHITE RECTANGLE, WITH "CANADA" EMBROIDERED IN IT IN BLUE. ON THE UPPER PART OF ONE ARM, A WHITE CIRCLE IS SEWN ON WITH AN EMBROIDERED BLUE STAR IN IT. AN UPRIGHT COLLAR CLOSES WITH TWO SILVER HOOKS AND EYES. BEHIND THESE IS AN EXTRA PIECE OF WHITE CANVAS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
NAVAL UNIFORM BELONGED TO WILLIAM T. NUGENT, DONOR'S HUSBAND. WILLIAM WAS IN THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WWII. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P19990041019-21-GA. MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989.
Catalogue Number
P19990041020
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MILITARY DRESS TROUSERS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19960061002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY DRESS TROUSERS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
87.5
Width
40
Description
PAIR OF DRAB GREEN WOOL PLEATED PANTS WITH CREASE AND BUTTONFLY. HAS 4 BROWN PLASTIC BUTTONS ON OUTSIDE OF WAISTBAND, AND TWO INSIDE THE BACK TO ATTACH TO SUSPENDERS. HAS TWO FRONT AND 1 REAR POCKETS, BACK CLOSES WITH BROWN PLASTIC BUTTON. ALL BUTTONS ARE MARKED ON THE SURFACE "BURBERRY'S LONDON". HAS NO LABEL ON THE INSIDE. HAS HIGH WAISTBAND IN THE BACK. STILL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH LITTLE EVIDENCE OF WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
HISTORY OF THIS PARTICULAR UNIFORM IS UNKNOWN, HOWEVER DONOR WAS THE LAST COMMANDER OF THE 18TH FIELD REGIMENT BEFORE IT SWITCHED TO THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. DONOR WAS LATER COLONEL JACOBSON, COMMANDER OF SOUTH ALBERTA MILITIA DISTRICT, AND FINALLY COLONEL COMMANDANT OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY. SOME UNIFORMS ARE FROM 1967-1970 (WITH MISSING PIECES) OF AN ARTILLERY OFFICER. COLLECTION WAS COMPLETE BUT SOME PIECES WERE LOST WHEN DONATED TO THE 18TH BATTERY, AND THEY WERE LATER RETURNED TO HIM ANONYMOUSLY. ARTIFACTS WERE DAMAGED IN A HOUSE FIRE IN 1981, WHEN DONOR'S HOME BURNED DOWN. DONOR IS NOW JUDGE RONALD JACOBSON. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE P19960106001-GA, AND THE ARCHIVES FILE P19901044000-GM.
Catalogue Number
P19960061002
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SERVICE PANTS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, RAYON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960033018
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SERVICE PANTS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
POLYESTER, RAYON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
113.5
Width
36
Description
PAIR KHAKI POLYESTER-RAYON PANTS. PANTS HAVE 3.5CM WAISTBAND WITH NINE NARROW LOOPS SEWN AROUND IT. FRONT CLOSURE HAS LARGE HOOK AND EYE CLASP AND 23CM BRASS ZIPPER. TOP FRONT HAS WELT POCKET ON BOTH SIDES AND SEAT HAS TWO WELT POCKETS AS WELL. SMALL POLYESTER LOOP IS SEWN TO FLY WHICH FASTENS OVER BUTTON ON OTHER FLAP. WAISTBAND AND FLY HAVE LIGHT BEIGE RAYON LINING WITH WHITE BUTTONS SEWN AROUND INSIDE OF WAIST. LININGS OF POCKETS ARE COTTON. PANTS HAVE A NUMBER OF SMALL STAINS. BACK RIGHT POCKET HAS TEAR AT EDGE. OTHER POCKET HAS BEEN TORN AND REPAIRED. SEAT OF PANTS HAVE FIVE REPAIRED TEARS. CENTER LINE SEAM AT BACK OF WAIST HAS BEGUN TO SPLIT. THERE ARE SEVERAL SMALL HOLES IN PANT LEGS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PANTS WERE FOUND IN STORAGE AT THE ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. PANTS ARE MOST LIKELY SERVICE PANTS FROM THE 1950'S. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECT BECAUSE IT WAS COLLECTED IN THE INTEREST OF REPRESENTING TYPOLOGY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP. NO UNIQUE MARKINGS TO HELP IDENTIFY ORIGINAL OWNER.
Catalogue Number
P19960033018
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
NAVAL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19990041019
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAVAL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
70.5
Width
82.8
Description
MAN'S WHITE CANVAS NAVAL SHIRT. HAS TWO BREAST POCKETS. FRONT IS OPEN TO ABOUT HALF-WAY DOWN. THERE IS A BUTTON HOLE AND A SPOT WHERE A BUTTON USED TO BE WHERE THE SHIRT IS OPEN. HAS A FOLDED DOWN COLLAR. INSIDE COLLAR IS STAMPED WITH "V91274". HAS SHORT SLEEVES. THERE IS A SHORT SLIT AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH SIDE SEAM. THE BACK HAS AN EXTRA PIECE OF MATERIAL SEWN ON THAT STARTS FROM THE SHOULDERS AND CURVES INTO THE MIDDLE, AND FORMS A RECTANGULAR BOTTOM ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE BACK. SHIRT HAS A FEW SMALL BROWNISH STAINS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
NAVAL UNIFORM BELONGED TO WILLIAM T. NUGENT, DONOR'S HUSBAND. HE WAS IN THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBERS P19990041020-21-GA. MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989.
Catalogue Number
P19990041019
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960033008
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
84.5
Length
87.5
Width
47.5
Description
WHITE COTTON DRESS SHIRT HAS BANDED ROUND COLLAR WITH SINGLE BUTTON FASTENER. SLEEVES HAVE 12CM WIDE FRENCH CUFFS. CUFFS HAVE TWO HOLES EACH FOR CUFF LINKS ON LEFT BREAST IS PATCH POCKET WITH POINTED BOTTOM. THERE ARE FIVE PLASTIC BUTTONS TO CLOSE FRONT WITH, EACH IS MILKY-CLEAR COLOR. BOTTOM HEM HAS ROUNDED SQUARE CUT SHIRT TAIL AND FRONT HEM WITH SHORT SPLIT UP BOTH SIDES. AT BACK OF COLLAR IS STITCHED WHITE LABEL WHICH READS "WOVEN IN ENGLAND FOR FORSYTH BOND STREET SELECTED BROADLOTH SHIRTING". BENEATH "16-4-DOUBLE CUFF" IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK. ON COLLAR "PAL 16" AND "0802-1981 J" IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK. COLLAR OF SHIRT IS WORN AND TORN IN SEVERAL PLACES. COLLAR HAS A GREAT DEAL OF INSECT DAMAGE. COLLAR AND SHOULDER AREAS ARE STAINED AND THE REST OF SHIRT HAS SMALL RUST STAINS AS WELL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
SHIRT IS DRESS SHIRT FROM A UNIFORM. WAS FOUND AT ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECT BECAUSE IT WAS COLLECTED IN THE INTEREST OF REPRESENTING TYPOLOGY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP. NO UNIQUE MARKINGS TO HELP IDENTIFY ORIGINAL OWNER.
Catalogue Number
P19960033008
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MILITARY DRESS JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19960097005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY DRESS JACKET
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
2
Length
81
Width
46
Description
DRAB GREEN WOOL DRESS JACKET WITH TWO BOX PLEATED PATCH POCKETS WITH SCALLOPED POCKET FLAPS ON BREAST SECURED WITH BUTTON, BUT ALL BUTTONS ARE MISSING, EXCEPT FOR BRASS ARTILLERY BUTTONS ON TOP OF EACH SHOULDER FLAP. AT BASE OF FLAP IS A BRASS "CANADA" SHOULDER BAR. ALSO HAS 2 PATCH POCKETS BOTTOM FRONT WITH FLAPS THAT BUTTON CLOSE. EACH SLEEVE HAS CHEVRON CUFF, AND REAR HAS CENTRE BACK VENT. ON INSIDE OF HIDDEN POCKET IS WHITE LABEL MARKED "ROBERT LILLICO, LTD., CIVIL & MILITARY TAILORS. 7. MADDOX STREET, LONDON, W.L.", AND TYPED BELOW ON LABEL IS "LT. E.N.J. HEINITZ R.C.A." ALL BUT 2 BUTTONS ARE MISSING, AND ARE ALSO MISSING SHOULDER BARS, ONLY HOLES LEFT ON LAPEL AND SHOULDER FLAPS. SECOND PIECE IS 104.1 CM LONG DRAB GREEN BELT WITH BRASS BUCKLE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR VALUABLE INFORMATION ON NORM HEINITZ’S MILITARY SERVICE, PLEASE REFERENCE P19960097004, ITS PERMANENT FILE AND ARCHIVAL DONATION 20091074. FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE THAT NORM HEINTIZ’S WIFE MARY DONATED THREE CASED WORLD WAR TWO MEDALS TO THE GALT’ COLLECTIONS DEPT. IN APRIL 2010, BUT THE OFFER WAS NOT ACCEPTED. THE OFFER WAS, HOWEVER, ACCEPTED BY THE GALT’S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE MEDALS WERE DEPOSITED THERE IN NOVEMBER 2010. FOR MORE PHYSICAL DETAILS ON THE MEDALS, PLEASE REFERENCE P19960097004. DONOR MARY HEINITZ PASSED AWAY ON 4 JULY 2013 IN CALGARY, AB..
Catalogue Number
P19960097005
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960033011
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL, PAPER
No. Pieces
5
Height
0.3
Length
256
Width
10.6
Description
1. PAIR OF PUTTEES: OLIVE DRAB GREEN PUTTES ROLLED UP AND STILL IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING. SCREENED TO BOTH PUTTEES IS A WHITE OVAL WITH "MADE IN ENGLAND" INSIDE IT. PACKAGING CONSISTS OF CARDBOARD COVER HELD WITH NARROW BLUE COTTON TAPE. CARDBOARD PACKAGING IS BLACK WITH YELLOW BORDER. HAS TWO FOXES ON FRONT ON EITHER SIDE OF "FOX'S F.I.P. PUTTEES". IN TOP LEFT CORNER IS "ANKLE LENGTH" AND IN TOP RIGHT IS SHIELD OUTLINE WITH SKETCH OF FOX AND "FOX" IN WHITE LETTERS. ACROSS BOTTOM OF LABEL IS "FOX'S IMPROVED PUTTEES WOVEN EDGE NON-FRAY"; INSTRUCTIONS ON BACK. LABEL HAS GREASE STAINS ON IT. PUTTEES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 2. PAIR OF PUTEES: PUTTEES ARE LONG RECTANGULAR PIECES OF WOOL WITH COTTON TIE SEWN TO END. FADED OLIVE DRAB COLORED PUTTEES HAVE STRAIGHT SEWN END WITH OPPOSITE END HAVING CORNERS FOLDED OVER AND SEWN INTO TRIANGLE SHAPE. 145CM COTTON TIE IS SEWN TO THAT END. BOTH HAVE FRAYED END AND ONE PUTTEE HAS RED STAINS ALONG EDGES FROM USE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNUSED PAIR OF PUTTEES WERE FOUND IN STORAGE AT ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. THEY ARE WORLD WAR II ERA. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECT BECAUSE IT WAS COLLECTED IN THE INTEREST OF REPRESENTING TYPOLOGY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP. NO UNIQUE MARKINGS TO HELP IDENTIFY ORIGINAL OWNER.
Catalogue Number
P19960033011
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BATTLE DRESS TROUSERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19960061015
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BATTLE DRESS TROUSERS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
84.1
Width
37.6
Description
DRAB GREEN WOOL SERGE PANTS WITH A LARGE PATCH POCKET ON THE LEFT THIGH, DESIGNED TO HOLD MAPS AND OTHER ITEMS, AND A SMALLER POCKET ON THE UPPER RIGHT THIGH WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD A FIRST AID DRESSING. ALSO HAS BUTTON FLY, HIP AND ONE BACK POCKET. ON THE CUFF OF THE TROUSERS ARE TABS AND BUTTONS TO SECURE WEB ANKLETS/GATORS. STEEL BUTTONS WERE ALSO PROVIDED FOR THE TROUSER BRACES, AND BELT LOOPS FOR A BELT. STAMPED VERY LIGHTLY IN BLACK INK ON THE INSIDE FRONT ON THE LEFT SIDE ARE THE FOLLOWING MARKINGS VISIBLE "13 TROUSERS SIZE NO. 13 39 TO 40 PANT MFC. CO ONT." INSIDE RIGHT HAS VARIOUS HANDWRITTEN NUMBERS IN FELT. CONDITION LIKE NEW, EXCEPT LABELS WERE VERY WORN AND FADED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
HISTORY OF THIS PARTICULAR UNIFORM IS UNKNOWN, HOWEVER, DONOR WAS THE LAST COMMANDER OF THE 18TH FIELD REGIMENT BEFORE IT SWITCHED TO THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. DONOR WAS LATER COLONEL JACOBSON, COMMANDER OF SOUTH ALBERTA MILITIA DISTRICT, AND FINALLY COLONEL COMMANDANT OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY. SOME UNIFORMS ARE FROM 1967-1970 (WITH MISSING PIECES) OF AN ARTILLERY OFFICER. COLLECTION WAS COMPLETE BUT SOME PIECES WERE LOST WHEN DONATED TO THE 18TH BATTERY, AND THEY WERE LATER RETURNED TO HIM ANONYMOUSLY. ARTIFACTS WERE DAMAGED IN A HOUSE FIRE IN 1981, WHEN DONOR'S HOME BURNED DOWN. DONOR IS NOW JUDGE RONALD JACOBSON. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE P19960106001-GA, AND THE ARCHIVES FILE P19901044000-GM.
Catalogue Number
P19960061015
Acquisition Date
1996-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19740060004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
5
Description
COTTON WITH STARCHED PLAIN DICKEY FRONT. LONG SLEEVES WITH FRENCH CUFFS. 1 METAL STUD AT BACK OF NECK, 2 GOLD STUDS FOR DICKEY. LABEL: "ARROW MADE IN CANADA SANFORIZED KIRK". SHIRT IS WHITE, WITH LIGHT STRIPES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNIFORM WORN ONLY FOR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCE OFFICE THIS STYLE OF MESS KIT HAS BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE FORMATION OF THE R.C.A.F. SEE P19740060001-GA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. ******UPDATE 28 FEBRUARY 2011******* BASED ON LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1943 AND 1946 IN ADDITION TO PARSONS’ HERALD-PUBLISHED OBITUARY IN 1992, CLAUDE ROBERT JAMES PARSONS WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1916 AND SERVED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE (R.C.A.F.) DURING WORLD WAR TWO. THE 1946 ARTICLE STATES THAT HE PURSUED A CAREER AS A CIVILIAN ACCOUNTANT IN LETHBRIDGE AFTER THE WAR, BUT AT SOME POINT HE RE-ENLISTED WITH THE RCAF AND SERVED WITH IT UNTIL HIS WEST COAST SEMI-RETIREMENT IN 1965. DONOR CORRESPONDENCE ON FILE INDICATES THAT PARSONS MADE THE DONATION FROM WHITE ROCK, BC. IN THE LETTERS HE STATES THAT THE UNIFORM HAS “NO DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA”. AT THE TIME OF WRITING (30 MAY, 1974), HE ADDITIONALLY STATED THAT HIS UNIFORM WAS “ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD”. PRIOR TO JOINING THE RCAF IN APRIL 1940, CLAUDE PARSONS WAS WITH LETHBRIDGE’S 20TH BATTERY, RCA FROM 1934 TO 1938. HE WAS COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER AND SERVED WITH THE 39TH BATTERY. IN 1939 HE RETURNED TO THE 20TH BATTERY IN AN ACTIVE SERVICE, MOBILIZED CAPACITY. THREE YEARS AFTER HE TRANSFERRED TO THE RCAF (1940-1943), HE DEPARTED CANADA AND WAS POSTED TO AN OVERSEAS’ “BASE ACCOUNTS UNIT” IN LONDON. HE REMAINED THERE UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE WITH THE RANK OF FLIGHT LIEUTENANT IN 1945 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE HERALD ARTICLES AND DONOR-SUBMITTED LETTERS, AS REFERENCED ABOVE, IN THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* DECEMBER 19, 2011 - A DUPLICATE RECORD - P19740060000 WAS DELETED. RECORD CONTAINED A CONGLOMERATE OF INFORMATION FROM P19740060001-8 AND THE DATA WAS IDENTICAL. P19740060000 WAS DELETED IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFUSION.
Catalogue Number
P19740060004
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, GOLD TRIM
Catalogue Number
P19740060002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
WOOL, SILK, GOLD TRIM
No. Pieces
1
Length
126.0
Width
41.0
Description
FORMAL DRESS NAVY BLUE PANTS CUT WITH TAPER TO LEGS, LEATHER STRAPS & BUCKLE SEWN TO EACH LEG. 5 BUTTON FLY, HANDSEWN BUTTONHOLES. 4 NAVY BLUE BUTTONS, 2 GOLD BUTTONS ON EACH SIDE. GOLD & BLUE STRIPE DOWN EACH OUTER SIDE LEG. UNFINISHED SEAMS. SERIAL NUMBER: "L.2.55.200/7904 C.R." ON TAG ON BACK SEAM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNIFORM WORN ONLY FOR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCE OFFICE THIS STYLE OF MESS KIT HAS BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE FORMATION OF THE R.C.A.F. SEE P19740060001-GA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. ******UPDATE 28 FEBRUARY 2011******* BASED ON LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1943 AND 1946 IN ADDITION TO PARSONS’ HERALD-PUBLISHED OBITUARY IN 1992, CLAUDE ROBERT JAMES PARSONS WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1916 AND SERVED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE (R.C.A.F.) DURING WORLD WAR TWO. THE 1946 ARTICLE STATES THAT HE PURSUED A CAREER AS A CIVILIAN ACCOUNTANT IN LETHBRIDGE AFTER THE WAR, BUT AT SOME POINT HE RE-ENLISTED WITH THE RCAF AND SERVED WITH IT UNTIL HIS WEST COAST SEMI-RETIREMENT IN 1965. DONOR CORRESPONDENCE ON FILE INDICATES THAT PARSONS MADE THE DONATION FROM WHITE ROCK, BC. IN THE LETTERS HE STATES THAT THE UNIFORM HAS “NO DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA”. AT THE TIME OF WRITING (30 MAY, 1974), HE ADDITIONALLY STATED THAT HIS UNIFORM WAS “ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD”. PRIOR TO JOINING THE RCAF IN APRIL 1940, CLAUDE PARSONS WAS WITH LETHBRIDGE’S 20TH BATTERY, RCA FROM 1934 TO 1938. HE WAS COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER AND SERVED WITH THE 39TH BATTERY. IN 1939 HE RETURNED TO THE 20TH BATTERY IN AN ACTIVE SERVICE, MOBILIZED CAPACITY. THREE YEARS AFTER HE TRANSFERRED TO THE RCAF (1940-1943), HE DEPARTED CANADA AND WAS POSTED TO AN OVERSEAS’ “BASE ACCOUNTS UNIT” IN LONDON. HE REMAINED THERE UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE WITH THE RANK OF FLIGHT LIEUTENANT IN 1945 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE HERALD ARTICLES AND DONOR-SUBMITTED LETTERS, AS REFERENCED ABOVE, IN THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* DECEMBER 19, 2011 - A DUPLICATE RECORD - P19740060000 WAS DELETED. RECORD CONTAINED A CONGLOMERATE OF INFORMATION FROM P19740060001-8 AND THE DATA WAS IDENTICAL. P19740060000 WAS DELETED IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFUSION.
Catalogue Number
P19740060002
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
VEST & STUDS; CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LINEN, ELASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19740060003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VEST & STUDS; CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
COTTON, LINEN, ELASTIC
No. Pieces
7
Description
OFF-WHITE COTTON & LINEN VEST, W/ 2 BREAST PANELS ATTACHED AT NECK BY ADJUSTABLE WHITE ELASTIC LINEN STRIP. 3 SMALL BRASS BUTTONS OF FLYING EAGLE & QUEENS CROWN. STRAIGHT LAPELS, 2 POCKETS AT WAIST. WHITE COTTON WAIST BAND ATTACHES AT REAR BY BRASS BUCKLE. MARKED "GIEVES" ON REVERSE OF BAND.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNIFORM WORN ONLY FOR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCE OFFICE THIS STYLE OF MESS KIT HAS BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE FORMATION OF THE R.C.A.F. SEE P19740060001-GA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. ******UPDATE 28 FEBRUARY 2011******* BASED ON LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1943 AND 1946 IN ADDITION TO PARSONS’ HERALD-PUBLISHED OBITUARY IN 1992, CLAUDE ROBERT JAMES PARSONS WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1916 AND SERVED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE (R.C.A.F.) DURING WORLD WAR TWO. THE 1946 ARTICLE STATES THAT HE PURSUED A CAREER AS A CIVILIAN ACCOUNTANT IN LETHBRIDGE AFTER THE WAR, BUT AT SOME POINT HE RE-ENLISTED WITH THE RCAF AND SERVED WITH IT UNTIL HIS WEST COAST SEMI-RETIREMENT IN 1965. DONOR CORRESPONDENCE ON FILE INDICATES THAT PARSONS MADE THE DONATION FROM WHITE ROCK, BC. IN THE LETTERS HE STATES THAT THE UNIFORM HAS “NO DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA”. AT THE TIME OF WRITING (30 MAY, 1974), HE ADDITIONALLY STATED THAT HIS UNIFORM WAS “ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD”. PRIOR TO JOINING THE RCAF IN APRIL 1940, CLAUDE PARSONS WAS WITH LETHBRIDGE’S 20TH BATTERY, RCA FROM 1934 TO 1938. HE WAS COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER AND SERVED WITH THE 39TH BATTERY. IN 1939 HE RETURNED TO THE 20TH BATTERY IN AN ACTIVE SERVICE, MOBILIZED CAPACITY. THREE YEARS AFTER HE TRANSFERRED TO THE RCAF (1940-1943), HE DEPARTED CANADA AND WAS POSTED TO AN OVERSEAS’ “BASE ACCOUNTS UNIT” IN LONDON. HE REMAINED THERE UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE WITH THE RANK OF FLIGHT LIEUTENANT IN 1945 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE HERALD ARTICLES AND DONOR-SUBMITTED LETTERS, AS REFERENCED ABOVE, IN THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* DECEMBER 19, 2011 - A DUPLICATE RECORD - P19740060000 WAS DELETED. RECORD CONTAINED A CONGLOMERATE OF INFORMATION FROM P19740060001-8 AND THE DATA WAS IDENTICAL. P19740060000 WAS DELETED IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFUSION.
Catalogue Number
P19740060003
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, TAFFETA
Catalogue Number
P19740060001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADA MILITARY DRESS MESS KIT
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
WOOL, SILK, TAFFETA
No. Pieces
1
Length
58.0 (W/O SLEEVES)
Width
51.0
Description
SIZE 44 TALL. NAVY BLUE WOOL DOUBLE BREASTED FORMAL MESS JACKET W/ 7 BRASS BUTTONS ON FRONT. EACH SLEEVE CUFF DISPLAYS THREE EMBROIDERED GILT WIRE STRIPES DENOTING RANK OF SQUADRON LEADER. GOLD WIRE EMROIDERED "CANADA" SHOULDER TITLES. CREAM LINING, BLACK TAFETTA LAPELS. HOLES ON INSIDE OF LAPELS SUGGESTS JACKET WAS LET OUT. INSIDE POCKET MARKED W/ MANUFACTURER "GIEVES". SERIAL NUMBER: "L.2.55.200/79204" & NAME "C.R.J. PARSONS PA." ON TAG ON INSIDE POCKET.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNIFORM WORN ONLY FOR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCE OFFICE THIS STYLE OF MESS KIT HAS BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE FORMATION OF THE R.C.A.F.* IN 1924 & IS A COPY OF THAT USED BY R.A.F.** UNIFORM IS NOW OBSOLETE WITH THE 1967 UNIFICATION OF THE SERVICES. SEE ATTACHED FILE COPY FOR HISTORY. *ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE **ROYAL AIR FORCE (ENGLAND) ******UPDATE 28 FEBRUARY 2011******* BASED ON LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1943 AND 1946 IN ADDITION TO PARSONS’ HERALD-PUBLISHED OBITUARY IN 1992, CLAUDE ROBERT JAMES PARSONS WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1916 AND SERVED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE (R.C.A.F.) DURING WORLD WAR TWO. THE 1946 ARTICLE STATES THAT HE PURSUED A CAREER AS A CIVILIAN ACCOUNTANT IN LETHBRIDGE AFTER THE WAR, BUT AT SOME POINT HE RE-ENLISTED WITH THE RCAF AND SERVED WITH IT UNTIL HIS WEST COAST SEMI-RETIREMENT IN 1965. DONOR CORRESPONDENCE ON FILE INDICATES THAT PARSONS MADE THE DONATION FROM WHITE ROCK, BC. IN THE LETTERS HE STATES THAT THE UNIFORM HAS “NO DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA”. AT THE TIME OF WRITING (30 MAY, 1974), HE ADDITIONALLY STATED THAT HIS UNIFORM WAS “ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD”. PRIOR TO JOINING THE RCAF IN APRIL 1940, CLAUDE PARSONS WAS WITH LETHBRIDGE’S 20TH BATTERY, RCA FROM 1934 TO 1938. HE WAS COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER AND SERVED WITH THE 39TH BATTERY. IN 1939 HE RETURNED TO THE 20TH BATTERY IN AN ACTIVE SERVICE, MOBILIZED CAPACITY. THREE YEARS AFTER HE TRANSFERRED TO THE RCAF (1940-1943), HE DEPARTED CANADA AND WAS POSTED TO AN OVERSEAS’ “BASE ACCOUNTS UNIT” IN LONDON. HE REMAINED THERE UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE WITH THE RANK OF FLIGHT LIEUTENANT IN 1945 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE HERALD ARTICLES AND DONOR-SUBMITTED LETTERS, AS REFERENCED ABOVE, IN THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* DECEMBER 19, 2011 - A DUPLICATE RECORD - P19740060000 WAS DELETED. RECORD CONTAINED A CONGLOMERATE OF INFORMATION FROM P19740060001-8 AND THE DATA WAS IDENTICAL. P19740060000 WAS DELETED IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFUSION.
Catalogue Number
P19740060001
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST SMOCK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970071006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST SMOCK
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
110
Width
70
Description
GREY THIGH-LENGTH SMOCK WITH FRONT CLOSURE. LONG SLEEVES; TWO FRONT WAIST POCKETS AND ONE OUTER BREAST POCKET ON LEFT PROPER. VERTICAL SLOT OPENINGS AT SIDES FOR ACCESS TO PERSONAL GARMENTS. "H.B." EMBROIDERED IN RED ABOVE BREAST POCKET. FOUR GREY BUTTONS ALONG FRONT, WITH COTTER PIN BACKINGS. TAG IN GARMENT READS "WEAR THE BEST SUNNY SOUTH GARMENTS LETHBRIDGE ALTA." SLIT AT BOTTOM BACK; BAND AT BACK WAIST, WITH SLIGHT PLEATS IN THE FABRIC. MINOR REDDISH STAINS ON SLEEVES AND ON FRONT. SIZE 40.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
TRADES
History
WORN AS PROJECTIONIST SMOCK BY DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WORKED FOR THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES FOR OVER 25 YEARS. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY KEN BOYSE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. KENNETH BOYES IS THE SON OF CHARLES HENRY “HARRY” BOYES AND IRENE BOYSE (NEE JOHNSON). HE WAS MARRIED IN MAY 1964 TO DOREEN ELIZABETH ROWE IN THAMESFORD, ON. FOLLOWING THEIR MARRIAGE, THE COUPLE LIVED AT THE RCAF STATION IN MONT APLCA, QC. CHARLES HENRY “HARRY” BOYES PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1980 AT THE AGE OF 83. HE MARRIED IRENE JOHNSTON IN 1936. HE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE SHRINE CLUB, SERVING WITH THE CLUB FOR OVER 33 YEARS. HE WAS THE CLUB PRESIDENT IN 1952. HE WAS ALSO MADE AN HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA SUGAR BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION FOR 31 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ORGANIZATION, WHERE HE SERVED AS LABOUR ADVISOR AND SECRETARY/MANAGER. HARRY ALSO SPENT OVER 40 YEARS WORKING AS A FILM PROJECTIONIST, HAVING WORKED IN VARIOUS THEATRES INCLUDING: IN LETHBRIDGE, THE ROXY, EMPRESS, CAPITOL, AND PARAMOUNT; IN BOW ISLAND, RED DEER, STETTLER, AND CALGARY. HARRY WAS ALSO AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LIONS CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE. DURING WWII HARRY WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE LION INFANTRY TEAM IN THE VICTORY LOAN CAMPAIGN. AN ARTICLE FROM JULY 6, 1943 RECOUNTS THAT HARRY WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AT SELLING WAR BONDS: “MR BOYSE … TOOK OUT A ‘STAMP-O-GRAM’ CARD AND WITH 18 CALLS SOLD $103 WORTH OF WAR SAVINGS STAMPS. A ‘DEPTH CHARGE’ COSTS $90 AND MR. BOYSE FEELS THAT HE WILL PERSONALLY BE ABLE TO SELL FOUR ‘DEPTH CHARGES’ FOR THE CORVETTE LETHBRIDGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM JUNE 18, 1943 EXPLAINS THAT HARRY HAD JUST COMPLETED A SUCCESSFUL TERM AS PRESIDENT OF THE LIONS CLUB. THE ARTICLE CONTINUES SAYING: “’LIONS THROUGHOUT CANADA POINT WITH PRIDE TO THE $117,000 ALREADY SENT OVERSEAS FOR THIS CAUSE. THIS MONEY IS ENTRUSTED TO THE WAIFS AND STRAYS SOCIETY, WHICH ADMINISTERS HOMES FOR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN EVACTUATED FROM TARGET AREAS, OR WHOSE PARENTS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR INJURED IN THE ‘BLITZ’’, [MR. BOYSE] SAID.” IRENE BOYSE (NEE JOHNSON) WAS BORN IN BANTRY, ND ON AUGUST 20, 1908 AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1909. SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE FOREMOST, AB AREA. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON OCTOBER 16, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19970071006
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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