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Other Name
LAP BLANKET
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041453
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAP BLANKET
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
127.5
Width
81
Description
GREY AND BEIGE PLAID WOOL BLANKET WITH 9.0 CM LONG TASSELS AT ENDS. BLACK NYLON TAG ON ONE CORNER WHICH READS "SAMBAND OF ICELAND".
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
LAP BLANKET BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS WHO USED IT TO KEEP WARM AS THEY AGED. 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
P19970041453
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19990084003
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
171.5
Width
140.5
Description
GREY WOOL BLANKET. HAS TWO RAW EDGES (LONGER SIDES) AND TWO EDGES THAT ARE FINISHED WITH BLACK WOOL, SEWN IN LONG (1.0CM) VERTICAL STITCHES. BLANKET IS SLIGHTLY MISSHAPEN/STRETCHED (CORNERS ARE NOT SQUARE). THERE ARE SOME STAINS NEAR ONE CORNER OF BLANKET, WHICH MAKE IT SLIGHTLY STIFFER THERE. NO OTHER IDENTIFYING MARKS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
DOMESTIC
History
CONTEMPORARY ITEM COLLECTED BY MUSEUM FOR USE IN "CALL TO SERVE" EXHIBIT IN NOVEMBER 1999. ITEMS WERE IN USE BY C.H.R. AT TIME OF DONATION; C.H.R. DIDN'T WANT ITEMS RETURNED SO THEY WERE DONATED TO MUSEUM.
Catalogue Number
P19990084003
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1999
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20000097001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1999
Date Range To
2000
Materials
POLYESTER, PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
9.5
Length
39.4
Width
34.0
Description
BLANKET IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING. BLANKET HAS A WHITE BACKGROUND, WITH DIAMOND SHAPES OVERLAYING BACKGROUND. THE DIAMOND SHAPES EACH HAVE A PATTERN WITHIN THEM, VARYING FROM CHECKERBOARD AND TARTAN PATTERNS, TO FLORAL AND LEAF DESIGNS, OF VARYING COLOURS. BLANKET HAS LIGHT BLUE TRIM ON TOP AND BOTTOM EDGE. BLANKET IS FOLDED UP AND ENCASED IN CLEAR PLASTIC. A PAPER INSERT SHOWS A PICTURE OF BLANKET AND READS "FASHION PRINT BLANKET FITS FULL & TWIN SIZE BEDS".
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET WAS A GIFT TO DONOR (MUSEUM DIRECTOR) AT THE ORLANDO CALLING LASTBEAVER BUNDLE TRANSFER WHICH TOOK PLACE AT HIS HOME ON THE BLOOD RESERVE, SEPTEMBER 4, 2000. DONOR'S FACE WAS PAINTED WHICH MEANS THAT SHE HAD THE RIGHT TO SEE THE INDIVIDUAL OBJECTS AND TO DANCE WITH ANY OF THE OBJECTS. THIS WAS A GREAT HONOUR FOR THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES. **UPDATE: COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK INTERVIEWED OBJECT DONOR WILMA WOOD ON 15 MAY, 2018 AS PART OF PUNDYK'S 2017-2019 RELEVANCY AUDIT ASSIGNMENT. WOOD MADE NEW COMMENTS ON PREVIOUS DONATIONS AND ON GALT MUSEUM INSTITUTIONAL ITEMS THAT WERE ACTIVELY ADDED TO THE COLLECTION—MOST OF WHICH ARE RELATED TO THE GALT’S 2002 “ANCESTORS” EXHIBIT, DEVELOPED WHILE SHE WAS THE INSTITUTION’S DIRECTOR/CEO. FOR WOOD’S SPECIFIC MEMORIES ON THE OBJECTS, INCLUDING A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF HER INTERVIEW, SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20000097001
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1999
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC (POLYESTER/NYLON), PLASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20000097002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1999
Date Range To
2000
Materials
SYNTHETIC (POLYESTER/NYLON), PLASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
11.5
Length
46
Width
38
Description
LIGHT PINK BLANKET. HAS A DARKER PINK TRIM ON TOP AND BOTTOM EDGE. HAS A TAG ON ONE SIDE THAT READS "100% POLYESTER CA 00350 MADE IN U.S.A. FABRIQUE AU E.U.". AT BOTTOM OF TAG ARE CLEANING INSTRUCTION SYMBOLS IN RED AND YELLOW. BLANKET IS FOLDED AND IN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG, WITH WHITE EDGING. ONE SIDE OF PLASTIC BAG HAS A WHITE PLASTIC ZIPPER ON IT; EMBOSSED ON ZIPPER IS "IMEX VINYL PACKAGING". THERE IS A TEAR IN THE BAG NEAR ZIPPER.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET WAS A GIFT TO DONOR (MUSEUM DIRECTOR) AT THE ORLANDO CALLING LAST BEAVER BUNDLE TRANSFER WHICH TOOK PLACE AT HIS HOME ON THE BLOOD RESERVE, SEPTEMBER 4, 2000. THE DONOR'S FACE WAS PAINTED WHICH MEANS THAT SHE HAD THE RIGHT TO SEE THE INDIVIDUAL OBJECTS AND TO DANCE WITH ANY OF THE OBJECTS. THIS WAS A GREAT HONOUR FOR THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES. **UPDATE: COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK INTERVIEWED OBJECT DONOR WILMA WOOD ON 15 MAY, 2018 AS PART OF PUNDYK'S 2017-2019 RELEVANCY AUDIT ASSIGNMENT. WOOD MADE NEW COMMENTS ON PREVIOUS DONATIONS AND ON GALT MUSEUM INSTITUTIONAL ITEMS THAT WERE ACTIVELY ADDED TO THE COLLECTION—MOST OF WHICH ARE RELATED TO THE GALT’S 2002 “ANCESTORS” EXHIBIT, DEVELOPED WHILE SHE WAS THE INSTITUTION’S DIRECTOR/CEO. FOR WOOD’S SPECIFIC MEMORIES ON THE OBJECTS, INCLUDING A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF HER INTERVIEW, SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20000097002
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990084001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
76.5
Width
49.3
Description
PLAIN WHITE PILLOWCASE. TOP EDGE HAS A 5.5CM WIDE HEM. A WHITE TAG ON INSIDE OF HEM, WITH BLACK PRINT, READS "48% POLYESTER 52% COTTON MADE IN CHINA FABRIQUE EN CHINE CA. 03814". TAG IS FOLDED IN HALF. NO OTHER MARKINGS. PILLOWCASE IS CLEAN (NO STAINS); MATERIAL IS BEGINNING TO BALL SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
DOMESTIC
History
CONTEMPORARY ITEMS USED TO COMPLETE "CALL TO SERVE" EXHIBIT IN NOVEMBER 1999. ITEMS WERE IN USE BY C.H.R. AT TIME OF LOAN AND THEY DIDN'T WANT BACK SO WERE DONATED TO MUSEUM.
Catalogue Number
P19990084001
Acquisition Date
1999-12
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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Other Name
BED SHEETS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19990084004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED SHEETS (2)
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. 0.1CM(H) X 249.0CM(L) X 185.5(W). WHITE LINEN. HAS TWO FACTORY EDGES (LONG SIDES) AND TWO HEMMED EDGES. HEMS ARE 4.6CM WIDE AND SEWN WITH BLUE AND WHITE THREAD (BLUE SHOWS ON GOOD SIDE OF SHEETS). THERE IS A TAG SEWN TO HEM THAT READS "TEXMADE 50% COTTON/COTON 50% POLYESTER GARNITURES EXCLUES - TRIM EXCLUDED"; ALSO GIVES WASHING INSTRUCTIONS; "CA 13204". TAG HAS PRINT ON BOTH SIDES. SHEET IS CLEAN (NO STAINS). 2. 0.1CM(H) X 249.5CM(L) X 189CM(W). WHITE LINEN. HEMMED AT SHORTER ENDS; HEMS ARE 4.8CM WIDE. ONE HEM IS SEWN WITH BLUE AND WHITE THREAD (BLUE THREAD IS VISIBLE ON UNDERSIDE OF SHEET), AND THE OTHER HEM IS SEWN ONLY WITH WHITE THREAD. STAMPED ON BOTH ENDS OF SHEET, IN BLACK, IS A LINEAR DESIGN THAT READS "K BRO LINEN SYSTEMS" BELOW; THERE IS ALSO A "C" AND AN ODD FIGURE 8 BESIDE LOGO. SHEET HAS A TAG THAT READS "TEXMADE 50% COTTON/COTON 50% POLYESTER GARNITURES EXCLUES - TRIM EXCLUDED CA 13204"; TAG ALSO GIVES WASHING INSTRUCTIONS. TAG HAS PRINT ON ONLY ONE SIDE. SHEET HAS NO STAINS. SHEET IS REPAIRED IN ONE SPOT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
DOMESTIC
History
CONTEMPORARY ITEMS COLLECTED FOR USE IN THE EXHIBIT "CALL TO SERVE" IN NOVEMBER 1999. ITEMS WERE IN USE BY C.H.R. AT TIME OF LOAN; C.H.R. DIDN'T WANT ITEMS BACK SO THEY WERE DONATED TO MUSEUM.
Catalogue Number
P19990084004
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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