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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LINEN COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19705753000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOL, LINEN COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
251.4
Width
218.4
Description
HAND MADE. FLORAL BIRD PATTERN IN ORANGE, BROWN, YELLOW, RED, BEIGE, GREEN, PINK, ALPACA WOOL ON WHITE BACKGROUND. MADE IN THREE PIECES HAS TWO LENGTHWISE SEAMS. BORDER NEAR SEAM HAS BEEN MENDED BY MACHINE. BORDER HAS BEEN MADE SEPARATELY AND ATTACHED TO THE MAIN BODY OF THE BLANKET BY AN OPENWORK LATTICE DESIGN. STITCHING IS COMING LOOSE IN SOME PLACES. SEVERAL PURPLE AND BLUE STAINS IN ONE CORNER. WOOL HAS BEEN ROUGH CLEANED ONLY; BITS OF ORGANIC MATERIAL REMAIN; I.E. SEEDS & BURRS. POSSIBLY MADE FROM FLOUR SACKS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19705753000
Acquisition Date
1970-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19930050007
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
205.0
Width
182.0
Description
OLIVE GREEN WOOL BLANKET. DARK GREEN WOOL HAS BEEN WOVEN ABOUT 15CM FROM EITHER END CREATING TWO 11CM WIDE STRIPES. THE SEAMS AT NARROW END OF BLANKET HAVE BEEN REINFORCED WITH BLACK WOOL IN HERRING BONE STITCH. IN ONE CORNER IS WHITE COTTON LABEL WITH RED PRINTING. HAS COAT OF ARMS FOR HUDSON'S BAY CO. WITH TWO RAMPANT DEER WITH SHIELD INLAID WITH CROSS. AROUND IT IS PRINTED "HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY INCORPORATED 1670". AROUND SEAL READS "ALL GENUINE HUDSON'S BAY COINT BLANKETS BEAR THIS SEAL". ACROSS BOTTOM READS "THE SEAL OF QUALITY" AND "MADE IN ENGLAND". ALL PRINTING IS FADING AND WORN. BLANKET HAS SEVERAL SMALL HOLES AND STAINS. ONE SIDE HAS A COUPLE OF GREEN PAINT SPLATTERS. EDGES AND CORNERS OF BLANKET ARE WORN AND FRAYING SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
MILITARY?
History
BLANKET IS CLAIMED TO BE W.W.I. BRITISH ISSUE. HOWEVER, BLANKET WAS ALSO CLAIMED TO BE USED BY DONOR'S UNCLE, SLIM COX, CA. 1905. ORIGIN IS NOT CLEAR. IT IS KNOWN THAT MR. COX WORKED IN THE BREWERY FOR APPROX. 60 YEARS. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, ALBERT WILLIAM COX (KNOWN AS SLIM) CAME TO CANADA WITH HIS PARENTS FROM ENGLAND IN 1902. HE BEGAN WORKING AT THE BREWERY IN 1910, AND IN 1915 HE ENLISTED IN THE 39TH CANADIAN BATTERY AND WENT OVERSEAS. IN 1918 HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE RESUMED HIS POSITION AT THE BREWERY. COX IS ONE OF THE FEW SOLDIERS TO HAVE TWO ATTESTATION PAPERS WITH DIFFERENT SERVICE NUMBERS AND SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DETAILS. THE FIRST (FROM FEBRUARY 6TH 1915) INDICATES THAT HIS YEAR OF BIRTH IS 1888 AND ANSWERS NO TO ANY PREVIOUS MILITARY SERVICE. THE SECOND (DATED OCTOBER 11, 1915) LISTS HIS YEAR OF BIRTH AS 1889, AND INDICATES THAT HE HAD 2 MONTHS SERVICE WITH THE 13 MOUNTED RIFLES. BOTH FORMS LIST HIS WIFE ANNIE’S ADDRESS IN LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA AND HIS BIRTHPLACE BEING GILDFORD SURREY ENGLAND. HIS FIRST SERVICE NUMBER RETRIEVES TWO DIFFERENT SOLDIER’S FILES WITH THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WHILE HIS SECOND NUMBER RETRIEVES ONLY HIS LATER FILE. IT IS POSSIBLE (BUT ONLY SPECULATED) THAT IN ORDER TO CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION BETWEEN THE TWO SOLDIERS, COX WAS GIVEN THE OPTION OF FILLING OUT A NEW FORM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF HORSEHAIR GAUNTLETS DONATED BY JACK AND MARY BAILEY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. GEORGE WILLIAM “JACK” BAILEY WAS BORN ON APRIL 26, 1914 IN LETHBRIDGE, AB TO GEORGE AND ANNIE BAILEY. HE MARRIED MARY LOUISE BAILEY (NEE BUTTREY) IN MEDICINE HAT, AB ON JANUARY 1, 1940. JACK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON MARCH 5, 1997. MARY LOUISE BAILEY (NEE BUTTREY) WAS BORN IN MEDICINE HAT, AB ON JANUARY 1, 1918, THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND SUSAN (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) BUTTREY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MAY 16, 2002. GEORGE ARTHUR BAILEY WAS BORN IN BRISTOL, ENGLAND AND CAME TO CANADA IN 1906, WHERE HE HOMESTEADED IN THE IRON SPRINGS DISTRICT IN 1907. IN 1912, GEORGE MARRIED ANNIE ELIZABETH BAILEY (NEE COX). THE COUPLE MOVED TO MONTANA IN 1912 AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL 1920 WHEN THEY RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE. IN 1927, GEORGE AND ANNIE MOVED TO SHAUGHNESSY, AB SO THAT GEORGE COULD TAKE WORK AS STABLE-BOSS. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON SEPTEMBER 14, 1968. ANNIE ELIZABETH BAILEY (NEE COX) WAS THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN WALTER AND JANE ELIZABETH COX (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNIE WAS BORN IN SURREY, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1905. SHE MARRIED GEORGE BAILEY AT DIAMOND CITY IN 1912. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON MARCH 25, 1976. ANNIE HAD TWO BROTHERS: JOHN WALTER COX AND ALBERT WILLIAM “SLIM” COX. ALBERT WILLIAM “SLIM” COX MOVED TO CANADA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1902 AND BEGAN WORKING FOR THE BREWERY IN 1910. HE ENLISTED WITH THE 39TH BATTERY IN 1915 AND SERVED OVERSEAS UNTIL 1919. HE RETURNED TO HIS POSITION WITH THE BREWERY, FINALLY RETIRING IN 1954. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 78 IN JULY 1966. SLIM WAS MARRIED TWICE: FIRST TO ANNIE TURNER WHO PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 35 ON OCTOBER 8, 1927; AND THE SECOND MARRIAGE WAS TO DOROTHY EMILY SULLIVAN (NEE WYLIE). THEY WERE MARRIED IN SEPTEMBER 1948. DOROTHY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 96 ON OCTOBER 18, 1989. (SHE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN MARRIED TO MICHAEL SULLIVAN) JOHN WALTER “WALLY” COX WAS BORN IN GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1906, WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY FOR 26 YEARS. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 61, A SINGLE MAN, ON JUNE 28, 1947. ANNIE, ALBERT, AND JOHN WERE THE CHILDREN OF JOHN WALTER AND JANE COX (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). JOHN WALTER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 72 ON NOVEMBER 9, 1937. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE “CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FROM SUSSEX, ENGLAND 31 YEARS AGO, AND HAS RESIDED HERE SINCE.” JANE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 30, 1946. SHE WAS BORN IN DORSET, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WITH HER HUSBAND. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930050007
Acquisition Date
1993-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870047010
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
74.5
Width
55.0
Description
HANDMADE, CROCHETED EDGING AT OPENING. FLORAL PATTERN EMBROIDERY AND CUT-OUT WORK. ONE PILLOW HAS TWO SMALL HOLES; REPAIRED WITH WHITE STITCHING.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
MADE BY DONOR'S MOTHER-IN-LAW AFTER IMMIGRATION TO ALBERTA. LUCHANSKY FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, LETHBRIDGE AREA, IN 1903 AND WORKED AREA COAL MINES. ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO MR. LENARD LUCHANSKY AND SOME WERE MADE BY HIS MOTHER (NEE CHUMIKEITHER) IN CANADA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THREE APRONS DONATED BY ALICE LUCHANSKY. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALICE LUCHANSKY (NEE KRISH) IS THE DAUGHTER OF LADDIE KRISH AND MAGDALENA ALMA KRISH (NEE CERNEY). LADDIE WAS BORN IN BOHEMIA ON JUNE 6, 1903 AND MOVED TO COLEMAN IN 1908. HE PASSED AWAY AT 81 ON JANUARY 15, 1985. ALMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 25, 1986, AT THE AGE OF 76. ALICE IS MARRIED TO LEONARD LUCHANSKY. LEONARD LUCHANSKY IS THE SON OF MICHAEL LUCHANSKY AND CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK). MICHAEL WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON NOVEMBER 18, 1901 AND HAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 42 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 3, 1946. CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK) PASSED AWAY AT AGE 95 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A ROMPER. A CUSHION COVER, AND A DISH TOWEL. AN OBITUARY ON THE LETHBRIDGE'S EVERGREEN CREMATION SERVICES WEBPAGE WAS FOUND FOR THE DONOR, ALICE MAY LUCHANSKY. SHE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 2 MAY 2017 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19870047010
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
Less detail
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 9 APRIL 2020: IN 2018, GALT COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A RELEVANCY AUDIT OF THE MUSEUM’S BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION WHICH INCLUDED THE EXAMINATION OF A RECORD FOR A WEDDING GOWN (P19870048007) DONATED BY ELAINE MARTIN IN 1994. PUNDYK RE-CONNECTED WITH MARTIN ON APRIL 18TH 2018 TO SOLICIT NEW COMMENTS ON THE GOWN AS WELL AS NEW INFO ON OTHER EXISTING BY HER, INCL.: FUR COAT (P19870048001); QUILT (P19870048002); QUILT (P19870048003); COAT (P19870048006); WEDDING GOWN (P19870048007); RAIN GAUGE (P19940025001); PRESERVING JAR (P19940025002); CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT (P19970067000). PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE TO ACCESS THE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19870048002
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PATCHWORK QUILT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870048003
  1 image  
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 9 APRIL 2020: IN 2018, GALT COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A RELEVANCY AUDIT OF THE MUSEUM’S BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION WHICH INCLUDED THE EXAMINATION OF A RECORD FOR A WEDDING GOWN (P19870048007) DONATED BY ELAINE MARTIN IN 1994. PUNDYK RE-CONNECTED WITH MARTIN ON APRIL 18TH 2018 TO SOLICIT NEW COMMENTS ON THE GOWN AS WELL AS NEW INFO ON OTHER EXISTING BY HER, INCL.: FUR COAT (P19870048001); QUILT (P19870048002); QUILT (P19870048003); COAT (P19870048006); WEDDING GOWN (P19870048007); RAIN GAUGE (P19940025001); PRESERVING JAR (P19940025002); CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT (P19970067000). PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE TO ACCESS THE INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19870048003
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON/LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19940012000
  1 image  
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
Less detail
Date Range From
1902
Date Range To
1986
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950075007
  2 images  
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
Less detail
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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