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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19950067012
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
182.5
Width
194
Description
FUCHSIA WOOL BEDSPREAD, WITH 1.5CM HEM AROUND ENTIRE PIECE. ONE END HAS CROCHETED LACE BORDER, 31.5CM IN WIDTH. BORDER HAS SIX COLORS, BEGINNING WITH A SINGLE GREEN ROW, FOLLOWED BY A PINK STRIP 5.5CM WIDE, A SINGLE YELLOW ROW, A BLUE STRIP 5CM WIDE, A SINGLE PINK ROW, AND FINALLY, A RED TRIM, 17CM IN WIDTH, WHICH IS TAPERED INTO POINTS AT BOTTOM. EACH OF THE WIDER STRIPS HAS A DIFFERENT PATTERN CROCHETED INTO IT. END OF BEDSPREAD OPPOSITE CROCHETED BORDER HAS SEPARATE PANEL OF SAME FUSHIA WOOL FABRIC, 30CM IN LENGTH, SEWN ONTO ADD LENGTH.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE FAMILY HISTORY, SEE P19950067001-GA. DOUKHOBOR ARTIFACT. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONTACTED ELSIE MORRIS NEE KONKIN (WHO DONATED THE ARTIFACTS ON BEHALF OF HER MOTHER) IN ORDER TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTROY OF THE OBJECTS AND THEIR CONNECTION TO THE DOUKHOBORS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO MORRIS, THE BEDSPREAD WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE BY ELIZABETH (NOHORNOFF) WISHLOW SHE WOULD HAVE DONE ALL OF THE WORK BY HAND. BLANKETS OF THIS TYPE WERE NOT USED FOR WARMTH. THEY WERE USED FOR DECORATION OVER TOP OF A MORE UTILITARIAN BLANKET. MORRIS REMEMBERED THAT THE HOUSES HAD GREY, MUD-PLASTERED WALLS. DOUKHOBORS USED ITEMS MADE FROM VIBRANT COLORS IN ORDER TO BRIGHTEN UP THEIR HOMES. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY ELIZABETH KONKIN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ELIZABETH KONKIN AKA ELSIE MORRIS IS THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM KONKIN AND ELIZABETH P. KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW). ELSIE WAS MARRIED TO TERRANCE GORDON “TERRY” MORRIS. TERRY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 25, 2012. WILLIAM KONKIN PASSED AWAY MARCH 3, 1977 AT THE AGE OF 72. ELIZABETH KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW) WAS BORN IN CANORA, SK ON JANUARY 22, 1907, THE DAUGHTER OF PETER AND ELIZABETH WISHLOW (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). AT THE AGE OF 6 SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT BRILLIANT, BC, THEN LATER HER FAMILY MOVED TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT SHOULDICE, AB. IT WAS HERE THAT SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM KONKIN. IN 1939, THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE VAUXHALL AREA TO FARM UNTIL THEIR RETIREMENT, AFTER WHICH THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. ELIZABETH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON APRIL 8, 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN'S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IN 2016, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH KONKIN'S DAUGHTER, ELSIE MORRIS. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY WAS CREATED USING THAT INTERVIEW AND CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003002.
Catalogue Number
P19950067012
Acquisition Date
1995-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
INFANT'S COVERLET (PAIR)
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, EMBROIDERY
Catalogue Number
P19739450000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INFANT'S COVERLET (PAIR)
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN, EMBROIDERY
No. Pieces
2
Length
76.2
Width
72.4
Description
.1 EMBROIDERY WITH "GOOD MORNING" AND BABY IN FLOWERS IN PURPLE, PINK, AND GOLD. .2 SAME DESCRIPTION AS .1. EMBROIDERED WITH "GOOD NIGHT" AND BABY IN FLOWERS IN BLACK, PINK, AND GOLD. 2 1/2 INCH HEM ON ALL FOUR SIDES OF BOTH PIECES. SEVERAL SMALL HOLES IN EACH AS WELL. ON BOTTOM TWO CORNERS OF "GOOD NIGHT" PIECE AND TOP RIGHT CORNER OF "GOOD MORNING" PIECE IS A BLACK GREASE-LIKE STAIN.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19739450000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738454000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1935
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
248.9
Width
213.4
Description
HAND CROCHETED IN PINWHEEL MOTIF AND POPCORN STITCH DESIGN. 3 EDGES ARE DECORATED WITH TASSELS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738454000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19900005001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
180
Width
162
Description
WHITE WOOL WITH PINK STITCH EDGING. LABEL: "GOLDEN FLEECE WOOLEN MILLS LTD. 'WOOLEN PRODUCTS' MAGRATH, ALBERTA"
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
MADE AT MAGRATH WOOLEN MILLS FROM WOOL PRODUCED ON DONOR'S AUNT & UNCLE'S FARM (ROSE & ED. LARKINS) FARMED IN VULCAN AREA. AUNT DECEASED, UNCLE IN PETER DAWSON LODGE IN VULCAN. DONOR BELIEVES MADE IN 1920-30, BUT POSSIBLY MADE AS LATE AS 1935. ROSE DAUGHTER OF PIONEER BREWSTER FAMILY OF FORT MACLEOD. BLANKET PASSED ON THROUGH FAMILY TO DONOR. MAGRATH WOOLEN MILLS EQUIPMENT BELIEVED SOLD TO MILL STILL OPERATING IN CARSTAIRS "CUSTOM WOOLEN MILLS". MACHINERY IS USED TO PRODUCE QUILT BATTING, YARN, ROVING, & COMFORTERS. SEE ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19900005001
Acquisition Date
1990-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19900005002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
87.5
Width
47
Description
PINK WOOL DOUBLED & STITCHED EDGING. NO LABEL EVIDENT. FABRIC IS WORN THROUGH IN SEVERAL PLACES NEAR ONE END. SOME STITCHING HAS COME LOOSE AT ONE END.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR BELIEVES MADE AT BRANDON WOOLEN MILLS OF BRANDON MANITOBA. DONOR STATES THIS BLANKET WAS MADE FROM RE-CYCLED WOOL AND RE-SPUN FROM OLD WOOLEN SOCKS AND WOOL CLOTHING. THE WORN ARTICLES WERE WASHED AND SENT TO WOOLEN MILLS WHERE THEY WERE TAKEN APART, RE-SPUN, AND WOVEN INTO BLANKETS. TO COVER THE OLD DYE THE BLANKETS WERE RE-DYED RED, BLUE OR GREEN ACCORDING TO SENDERS' INSTRUCTIONS." DONOR'S AUNT ROSE & UNCLE ED HAD 8 CHILDREN. SEE P19900005001 FOR ADDITIONAL FAMILY HISTORY & INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19900005002
Acquisition Date
1990-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WOOL BLANKET
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19900039007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOOL BLANKET
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
65
Width
42
Description
HANDWOVEN WOOL BLANKET. EDGING WORN, MISSING IN PLACES. PATCHED REPAIRS, & HOLES. DARK BROWN/GREY. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
OWNED BY DONOR'S PARENTS, ANNA & MARTIN JANZEN WHO SETTLED IN SUNNYSIDE AREA, EAST OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1920'S AFTER EMMIGRATING FROM RUSSIA.
Catalogue Number
P19900039007
Acquisition Date
90-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19850034000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
227.0
Width
167.0
Description
WOOL BLANKET, PINKISH COLOR WITH COTTON RICE SACK SEWN TO ONE END TO EXTEND LENGTH. "EXTRA FANCY KOKUHO RICE BILL & ED KODA SO. DOS PALOS, CALIF." PROBABLY ONE SACK DIVIDED AND SEWN IN. FADED BLUE STAIN TOWARDS ONE CORNER. IMPERFECTIONS IN WEAVE INDICATE POSSIBLY HAND WOVEN. BLUE INK STAINS ON END OPPOSITE TO SACK. SEAM ON END OPPOSITE TO SACK HAS BEEN LEFT UNHEMMED.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
RICE SACK WAS ADDED DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION WHEN GROWING CHILDREN NEEDED LONGER BLANKETS. DONOR OF JAPANESE EXTRACTION DID NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED. LIVED DURING THE DEPRESSION IN UNITED STATES, NOW RESIDING IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P19850034000
Acquisition Date
1985 08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041667
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
171
Width
161.5
Description
SQUARE GREEN AND PINK DOUBLE WEAVE WOOL BLANKET. ONE SIDE IS LIME GREEN, THE OTHER IS LIGHT PINK. GREEN WOOL STITCHING ALONG CLOSED ENDS IS FRAYING. SOME FADING OF COLOUR WHERE BLANKET HAS BEEN FOLDED.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF DONOR'S PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA. DONOR RELATES THAT SHE REMEMBERS USING THE BLANKET AT SLOCAN. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041667
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041722
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
95
Width
85
Description
RECTANGULAR CREAM COLOURED KNIT WOOL BLANKET. SQUARE PANEL AT CENTER HAS ZIG-ZAG STITCHING. KNIT AROUND EDGES HAS WAVE PATTERN.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BABY BLANKET WAS USED BY DONOR'S MOTHER WITH HER CHILDREN. DONOR RELATES THAT WHEN THE FAMILY CHILDREN WERE TOO OLD FOR THE BLANKET HER MOTHER USED IT AS A SHAWL. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041722
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAW FLAX YARN
Catalogue Number
P20160003007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1990
Materials
RAW FLAX YARN
No. Pieces
1
Length
139
Width
99.5
Description
HAND-WOVEN BLANKET MADE FROM RAW FLAX. THE BLANKET IS COMPOSED OF 2 SECTIONS OF THE SAME SIZE OF MATERIAL THAT ARE JOINED TOGETHER WITH A SEAM AT THE CENTER. ON THE FRONT SIDE (WITH NEAT SIDE OF THE STITCHING AND PATCHES), THERE ARE THREE PATCHES ON THE BLANKET MADE FROM LIGHTER, RAW-COLOURED MATERIAL. ONE SECTION OF THE FABRIC HAS TWO OF THE PATCHES ALIGNED VERTICALLY NEAR THE CENTER SEAM. THE AREA SHOWING ON ONE PATCH IS 3 CM X 5 CM AND THE OTHER IS SHOWING 5 CM X 6 CM. ON THE OPPOSITE SECTION THERE IS ONE PATCH THAT IS 16 CM X 8.5 CM SEWN AT THE EDGE OF THE BLANKET. THE BLANKET IS HEMMED ON BOTH SHORT SIDES. ON THE OPPOSING/BACK SIDE OF THE BLANKET, THE FULL PIECES OF THE FABRIC FOR THE PATCHES ARE SHOWING. THE SMALLER PATCH OF THE TWO ON THE ONE HALF-SECTION OF THE BLANKET IS 8CM X 10 CM AND THE OTHER PATCH ON THAT SIDE IS 14CM X 15CM. THE PATCH ON THE OTHER HALF-SECTION IS THE SAME SIZE AS WHEN VIEWED FROM THE FRONT. THERE IS A SEVERELY FADED BLUE STAMP ON THIS PATCH’S FABRIC. FAIR CONDITION. THERE IS RED STAINING THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BLANKET AT THE CENTER SEAM, NEAR THE EDGE OF THE BLANKET AT THE SIDE WITH 2 PATCHES (CLOSER TO THE LARGER PATCH), AND NEAR THE SMALL PATCH AT THE END FURTHER FROM THE CENTER. THERE IS A HOLE WITH MANY LOOSE THREADS SURROUNDING NEAR THE CENTER OF THE HALF SECTION WITH ONE PATCH. THERE ARE VARIOUS THREADS COMING LOOSE AT MULTIPLE POINTS OF THE BLANKET.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
BEDDING
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN’S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928, THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. ACCORDING TO A NOTE THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THIS LIGHTWEIGHT BLANKET AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION THE BLANKET IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN MADE C. 1920S. MORRIS SAYS HER MEMORY OF THE BLANKET DATES AS FAR BACK AS SHE CAN REMEMBER: “RIGHT INTO THE ‘30S, ‘40S AND ‘50S BECAUSE MY MOTHER DID THAT RIGHT UP UNTIL NEAR THE END. I USE THAT EVEN IN LETHBRIDGE WHEN I HAD A GARDEN. [THIS TYPE OF BLANKET] WAS USED FOR TWO PURPOSES. IT WAS EITHER PUT ON THE BED UNDERNEATH THE MATTRESS THE LADIES MADE OUT OF WOOL AND OR ELSE IT WAS USED, A DIFFERENT PIECE OF CLOTH WOULD BE USED FOR FLAILING THINGS. [THE] FLAIL ACTUALLY GOES WITH IT AND THEY BANG ON THE SEEDS AND IT WOULD TAKE THE HULLS OFF… IT’S HAND WOVEN AND IT’S MADE OUT OF POOR QUALITY FLAX… IT’S UNBLEACHED, DEFINITELY… RAW LINEN." THIS SPECIFIC BLANKET WAS USED FOR SEEDS MORRIS RECALLS: “…IT HAD TO BE A WINDY DAY… WE WOULD PICK DRIED PEAS OR BEANS OR WHATEVER BEET SEEDS AND WE WOULD BEAT AWAY AND THEN WE WOULD STAND UP, HOLD IT UP AND THE BREEZE WOULD BLOW THE HULLS OFF AND THE SEEDS WOULD GO STRAIGHT DOWN [ONTO THE BLANKET.” THE SEEDS WOULD THEN BE CARRIED ON THE BLANKET AND THEN PUT INTO A PAIL. OF THE BLANKET’S CLEAN STATE, MORRIS EXPLAINS, “THEY’RE ALWAYS WASHED AFTER THEY’RE FINISHED USING THEM.” WHEN SHE LOOKS AT THIS ARTIFACT, MORRIS SAYS: “I FEEL LIKE I’M OUT ON THE FARM, I SEE FIELDS AND FIELDS OF FLAX, BLUE FLAX. BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT SHE USED IT FOR. SHE DID USE IT IF SHE WANTED A LITTLE BIT OF THE FLAX THEN SHE’D POUND THE FLAX, BUT THAT WASN’T OFTEN. IT WAS MOSTLY BEANS AND PEAS.” IT IS UNKNOWN WHO WOVE THIS BLANKET. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003007
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
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