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Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
8.9
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK PATTERN WITH CROSS IN CIRCLE MOTIF REGULARLY SPACED. BACKED ON BUCKSKIN. ARTIFACT APPEARS COMPLETE. BEADS ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW. BUCKSKIN BACKING SOILED, WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *NOTE* LOOSE TASSELS
Subjects
BEDDING
PERSONAL GEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION METHOD INDICATE SIOUX ORIGINS. BLANKET STRIPS ORIGINAL USE TO JOIN A BUFFALO ROBE USED AS A BLANKET. WITH TRADE BLANKETS, STRIPS BECAME MORE DECORATIVE THAN FUNCTIONAL, OFTEN USED TO JOIN COURTING BLANKETS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. STRIPS OVER TIME BECAME LARGER IN WIDTH & FANCIER. MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SIOUX IN CANADA, OR TRADED/GIFT TO ALBERTA NATIVE.
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
Acquisition Date
1973-
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19820034000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
88.5
Width
60.8
Description
PILLOWS SHAMS ARE WHITE COTTON, RUFFLED AROUND EDGES, WITH CROCHETED EDGING. OPENING ON SIDE OF SHAM WITH THREE WHITE BUTTONS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SHAMS WERE FROM "AMY TOLAN WALLWORK TRUNK" PURCHASED AT AUCTION SALE (HURLBURT'S) ABOUT 1972. DONOR'S FATHER WAS S.T. ELLIS, LONG TERM RESIDENT & CEMENT CONTRACTOR/FOREMAN IN THE CITY. *UPDATED ON 11 DECEMBER 2013* IN 2010, COLLECTIONS STAFF REQUESTED INFORMATION FROM THE DONOR, IRMA DOGTEROM. OF THIS ARTIFACT SHE STATED, "NO FURTHER INFORMATION." SEE ALSO P20120004001 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE "AMY TOLAN WALLWORK TRUNK."
Catalogue Number
P19820034000
Acquisition Date
1981-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PATCHWORK QUILT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870048002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PATCHWORK QUILT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
204.0
Width
162.0
Description
QUILT MADE UP OF 42 SQUARES, EACH SQUARE MADE UP OF 9 SQUARES OF RANDOM DESIGN. WELL USED, FRAYED EDGES & SQUARES. GENERALLY STAINED AND AGING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
HANDMADE BY MARIAH TILLEY WHO HOMESTEADED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN VERY EARLY 1900'S. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0280” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING ARTICLES, INCLUDING FRED ELFORD’S WEDDING COAT (P19870048006). THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION COMES FROM THE “BURDETT PRAIRIE TRAILES: A HISTORY OF BURDETT AND AREA” PUBLISHED IN 1981 BY THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK COMMITTEE. MARIA ELFORD (NEE TILLEY) WAS MARRIED TO JONATHAN ELFORD AND WAS THE MOTHER OF FRED R. ELFORD. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR PHOTOCOPIES FROM THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES, INCLUDING A WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY ELAINE MARTIN. ON 18 APRIL 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED ELAINE MARTIN AT THE GALT MUSEUM. DURING THE INTERVIEW MARTIN PROVIDED FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EACH ARTIFACT DONATED AND THE FAMILY HISTORY. FOR THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19870048002
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PATCHWORK QUILT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870048003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PATCHWORK QUILT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
179.0
Width
167.0
Description
QUILT IS COMPRISED OF 238 SQUARES, OF THOSE 63 ARE MADE UP OF 9 SMALLER SQUARES. 56 ARE PLAIN PINK STRIPED PATTERN. WHITE & PINK BORDER ON TWO SIDES. BACK SIDE IS YELLOWING SLIGHTLY. EDGES ARE FRAYING.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
LEISURE
History
HANDMADE BY MARIAH TILLEY WHO HOMESTEADED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN EARLY 1900'S. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0281” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING ARTICLES, INCLUDING FRED ELFORD’S WEDDING COAT (P19870048006). THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION COMES FROM THE “BURDETT PRAIRIE TRAILES: A HISTORY OF BURDETT AND AREA” PUBLISHED IN 1981 BY THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK COMMITTEE. MARIA ELFORD (NEE TILLEY) WAS MARRIED TO JONATHAN ELFORD AND WAS THE MOTHER OF FRED R. ELFORD. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR PHOTOCOPIES FROM THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES, INCLUDING A WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY ELAINE MARTIN. ON 18 APRIL 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED ELAINE MARTIN AT THE GALT MUSEUM. DURING THE INTERVIEW MARTIN PROVIDED FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EACH ARTIFACT DONATED AND THE FAMILY HISTORY. FOR THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19870048003
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON/LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19940012000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1850
Materials
WOOL, COTTON/LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
111
Width
108
Description
WOOL QUILT HAS SIX SECTIONS OF DIFFERENT PATTERNS THAT RUN IN STRIPS ALONG THE QUILT. THE BORDER IS BLUE WITH MAINLY RED AND WHITE CHECKED DIAMONDS. SOME OF THE CENTRES OF THESE SECTIONS HAVE DIFFERENT COLOURED SQUARES IN THE MIDDLE (BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW). THE CENTRE DIAMOND ON EACH SIDE IS OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. THE SECOND LAYER IS FOUR ROWS OF INTERLOCKING RED AND WHITE TRIANGLES, WITH THE CORNERS BEING FILLED IN WITH FOUR SECTIONS WHICH ARE RED, BLUE, AND GREEN. THE NEXT LAYER IS DIAMOND SHAPES WHICH ARE ALTERNATELY WHITE AND WITH TWO ROWS OF BLUE, ONE RED, AND TWO MORE BLUE. THE FOURTH SECTION IS GREEN, BLUE, RED, YELLOW, AND WHITE CUBES WITH THE FOUR CORNERS BEING RED AND WHITE CHECKED. NEXT SECTION HAS RED AND WHITE CHECKS WITH SQUARE CORNERS THAT HAVE ALL FIVE COLOURS. THE CENTRE SECTION HAS ALL OF THE COLOURS EXCEPT WHITE IN VARIOUS SHAPES WITH THE CENTRE BEING A SQUARE WITH WHITE AND NO BLUE. THE MIDDLE OF THE QUILT HAS EXTRA MATERIAL THAN THE EDGES. THE LINING IS BLUE AND GREEN PLAID WITH A THIN CREAM COLOURED STRIPE THROUGHOUT. IS A WOVEN COTTON/LINEN MATERIAL. THE LINING HAS NUMEROUS RIPS AND HOLES. ONE EDGE IS TORN. THE WOOL SIDE HAS SMALL STAINS AND A FEW SMALL HOLES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
MILITARY
History
QUILT WAS ON DISPLAY AT THE FORT MACLEOD MUSEUM AND ORIGINALLY THOUGHT TO BE THE MACLEOD FAMILY QUILT, HOWEVER, BOB MACLEOD INFORMED THE MUSEUM IN 1993 THAT A COUSIN (MRS. MARJORIE WELCH) SAID THIS WAS NOT TRUE. IT WAS AN HEIRLOOM OF THEIR GRANDMOTHER'S (MRS. NORMAN T. MACLEOD) THAT HAD BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY (SHERLOCK). WHEN DISPLAYED, LABEL SHOULD READ DONATED BY "THE FAMILY OF MR. AND MRS. N.T. MACLEOD". SEE ATTACHED CORRESPONDENCE AND PHOTO OF QUILT FOR MORE INFO. MARJ WELCH INDICATES THAT THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF QUILT WAS AN ANCESTOR ON THE SHERLOCK FAMILY SIDE. HE WAS A SEA CAPTAIN AND THEN HARBOUR MASTER AT THE TIME OF HORATIO NELSON (REIGN OF KING GEORGE III). (SEE CITY ARCHIVES). QUILT WAS MADE FOR CAPTAIN SHERLOCK BY HIS MEN, POSSIBLY WHEN HE WAS SICK IN THE HOSPITAL. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0267” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. HEINS RECOMMENDED THIS ARTIFACT’S ESTIMATED DATE OF ORIGIN BE 1845-1960 BASED ON ITS FORM'S POPULARITY WITH CONVALESCING CRIMEAN WAR SOLDIERS (1853-1856).
Catalogue Number
P19940012000
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1902
Date Range To
1986
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950075007
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1902
Date Range To
1986
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66
Width
65.5
Description
WHITE COTTON SQUARE SHAM WITH LACE INSET IN SQUARE PATTERN. TRIM IS ALSO FINISHED WITH CRISS-CROSS PATTERN ON THREE SIDES, FOURTH SIDE CLOSES WITH 8 BUTTON-LIKE HOLES THAT MAY HAVE BEEN LACED CLOSED WITH RIBBON. HAS ONE YELLOW STAIN AND SMALL PATCH OF HOLES ON BACK.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS WERE CONTAINED IN A TRUNK BELONGING TO THE DONOR'S MOTHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1902 AND WAS RAISED ON A DOUKHOBOR COMMUNE UNTIL SHE AND FRED EVDOKIMOFF LEFT WHEN THEY WERE 18 YEARS OLD TO GET MARRIED. MANY OF THE ITEMS DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1900'S, WHILE OTHERS ARE MODERN AND DATE TO THE 1980'S. DONOR'S PARENTS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. MRS. EVDOKIMOFF DIED IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS OLD. *UPDATE* NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MET WITH DONOR WALLY EVDOKIMOFF IN 2010 TO DISCUSS HIS DONATION OF THE TRUNK AND ITS CONTENTS. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO EVDOKIMOFF, THE LACE AND THE FABRIC OF THE PILLOWCASES WAS LIKELY HAND MADE BY HIS MOTHER. HE SAID, "I KNOW THAT MY MOM HAD A SPINNING WHEEL, AND SHE ALSO HAD THE ABILITY TO TAKE WOOL AND THEY HAD SOME SORT OF COMB THAT THEY WOULD MAKE IT LONG (DONOR IS TALKING ABOUT CARDING PROCESS)... I REMEMBER THAT EVEN IN THE EARLY 1950'S HERE, SHE HAD THE ABILITY. LATER, MY GUESS IS THAT THEY WOULD BUY THE MATERIAL AND THEN DO THEIR WORK WITH IT... THESE THINGS, I SUSPECT, WERE MADE FROM SCRATCH, INCLUDING THE CLOTH." EVDOKIMOFF SAID THE SHAM WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR SHOW. IT WAS MOSTLY KEPT IN THE TRUNK (P19950075029) AS AN HEIRLOOM. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCSSORIES, INCLUDING THIS PILLOW SHAM DONATED BY WALLY EVDOKIMOFF. DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH PUNDYK IN 2018, EVDOKIMOFF STATED HIS FAMILY LIVED IN YORKTON, SASKATCHEWAN AND BRILLIANT, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THEY WERE MOST LIKELY A PART OF THE DOUKHOBOR COMMUNITIES IN THOSE AREAS. HE CONFIRMED THAT HIS PARENTS FIRST ARRIVED IN ALBERTA IN 1952.
Catalogue Number
P19950075007
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BED HALF SHEET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738218000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED HALF SHEET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
165.1
Width
88.9
Description
CROSS STITCH DESIGN, CROCHETED EDGING. COLOURS: GREEN, BLACK, RED, WINE, ORANGE, YELLOW, BLUE, PINK, PURPLE UKRAINIAN FLORAL PATTERN. DECORATED HALF SHEET APPARENTLY FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
DOMESTIC
History
UKRAINIAN. EMBROIDERED IN JUROVA BY MARY VARZARI. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738218000
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
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