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Other Name
DUVET COVER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041736
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DUVET COVER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
SATIN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
160
Width
116
Description
RECTANGULAR BEDSPREAD HAS PEACH COLOURED SATIN TOP LAYER WITH PEACH COLOURED COTTON FABRIC BACKING. SATIN TOP LAYER HAS RED ROSE WITH GREEN FOLIAGE PATTERN DESIGNS. STITCHING ALONG EDGES IS LOOSE IN SEVERAL PLACES. ONE CORNER HAS CIRCULAR GREY LEATHER PATCH.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS BEDSPREAD WAS USED WITH A QUILT THAT WAS UPON HER MOTHER'S BED IN COALDALE. 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
P19970041736
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LAP BLANKET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041668
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAP BLANKET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Length
176
Width
144.5
Description
RED, GREEN, BLACK AND YELLOW PLAID BLANKET WITH TASSELS ON OPPOSITE ENDS. MANY TASSELS ARE MISSING, MOST ARE WORN. BLANKET HAS ONE 3.5CM LONG HOLE NEAR ONE CORNER.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET FOUND AMONG THE BELONGINGS OF DONOR'S PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA. DONOR RELATES THAT THEY USED IT TO SIT ON THEIR LAPS TO KEEP WARM. 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
P19970041668
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LAP BLANKET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041723
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAP BLANKET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
107.5
Width
100
Description
RECTANGULAR KNIT AFGHAN BLANKET WITH ZIG-ZAG PATTERN OF ALTERNATING GREEN, BEIGE, WHITE AND BROWN STRIPES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE BLANKET WAS USED AS A LAP BLANKET BY HER PARENTS, REV. G.G. AND LOIS NAKAYAMA. 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
P19970041723
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970041836
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
205
Width
162.5
Description
RECTANGULAR BLANKET HAS REDDISH BROWN LINEN BACKING, BORDER OF SAME MATERIAL ON TOP WITH TWENTY SQUARE PANELS, EACH MADE FROM SCRAPS OF COLOURFUL MATERIAL SEWN DIAGONALLY. ONE PANEL IS TORN.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE BLANKET WAS MADE FOR THE FAMILY BY THE MENNONITE COMMUNITY IN COALDALE. 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
P19970041836
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20000038028
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
106.2
Width
87.7
Description
BLANKET IS WHITE, LIGHT BLUE, AND LIGHT PINK. TWO LONG SIDES OF BLANKET HAVE A WHITE RIBBON TRIM; RIBBON IS VERY WORN AND MISSING IN SOME PLACES. EDGES OF BLANKET ARE FRAYED AND WORN. BLANKET HAS AN OVERALL WAVE DESIGN, AS WELL AS FLOWERS AND CHICKS WITH HATS ON. BLANKET IS REVERSIBLE (COLORS ON OBVERSE ARE REVERSED FROM COLORS ON REVERSE). BLANKET HAS MANY WORN SPOTS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S (WALT) MOTHER & FATHER, ADA MAY HOLT AND HERBERT HOLT. SOME ITEMS ALSO BELONGED TO HOLT CHILDREN: GORD, RALPH AND WALT. ADA PRODUCED MUCH OF THE HANDIWORK IN COLLECTION. ALL ITEMS WERE USED IN LETHBRIDGE. HERBERT HOLT, WAS BORN IN NORTH WALES AND SERVED IN THE KING'S LIVERPOOL REGIMENT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. HE CAME TO CANADA IN 1922 AND IN JANUARY 1923 JOINED THE STAFF OF THE FORT SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL JAIL AS A GUARD. HE BECAME DEPUTY WARDEN THERE IN NOVEMBER 1936, AND SERVED IN THAT CAPACITY UNTIL HIS PROMOTION TO WARDEN AT THE LETHBRIDGE JAIL IN 1940. HERB'S VISION OF REHABILITATION INCLUDED "MEANINGFUL" WORK FOR PRISONERS, RESULTING IN FIELD WORK GROWING VEGETABLE CROPS AND WHEAT, RAISING CATTLE AND HOGS, AS WELL AS WORKING IN THE PRISON BUTCHER SHOP, BAKERY, CANNERY, AND CREAMERY. IN ADDITION, PRISONERS BEAUTIFIED THE GROUNDS BY WORKING ON FLOWER BEDS AND BUILDING STONE FENCES, CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE PARK IN THE "FRONT YARD" OF THE JAIL. HERB WAS MADE AN HONOURARY CHIEF BY THE PEIGAN NATION IN 1949 FOR HIS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL WORK TO NATIVE INMATES. HERB WAS APPOINTED MAGISTRATE IN AND FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA IN AUGUST 1950, AND HELD THIS POST UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1959. ADA HOLT (NEE MOYER) WAS BORN IN ONTARIO IN 1907; HER PARENTS MOVED OUTSIDE FORT SASKATCHEWAN IN 1909 WHERE THEY HOMESTEADED ON A FARM. AS A YOUNG WOMAN ADA WORKED FOR FIVE YEARS AT THE GENERAL STORE. ADA MET HERB IN FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AND THEY MARRIED IN 1935. ADA CONTINUED TO CALL LETHBRIDGE HER HOME AFTER HER HUSBAND'S DEATH UNTIL 1998 WHEN SHE SUFFERED A STROKE. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE BEVERLY CENTRE IN JANUARY OF 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY ON FAMILY AND LETHBRIDGE GAOL.
Catalogue Number
P20000038028
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHEETAH PATTERN, “LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT”
Date Range From
1963
Date Range To
1963
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140034006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHEETAH PATTERN, “LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT”
Date Range From
1963
Date Range To
1963
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
190
Width
134
Description
COTTON FLEECE BLANKET WITH CHEETAH-SKIN PATTERN IN YELLOW, BEIGE AND BROWN ACROSS THE BODY, SURROUNDED BY A BROWN BORDER. A TRIANGULAR PIECE OF BLUE FABRIC IS APPLIQUED AT THE LOWER CENTRE OF THE BLANKET, WITH A RED AND YELLOW MAPLE LEAF DESIGN AT ITS MIDDLE POINT. OVER THE BLANKET’S FACE 33 EMBROIDERED FABRIC AND LEATHER PATCHES IN A VARIETY OF COLOURS, SHAPES AND DESIGNS ARE HANDSEWN. A RED AND WHITE NYLON CORD WITH TASSLED ENDS IS SEWN TO THE BACK AT THE TOP CENTRE EDGE. BLANKET FABRIC IS WORN IN SOME AREAS; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
THIS BLANKET BELONGED TO THE DONOR, DON CHAPMAN. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE CHAPMAN FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR AT THE TIME OF DONATION. THE CHAPMANS RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1958 TO 1963. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM LACOMBE, ALBERTA, AFTER DON’S FATHER STUART ACCEPTED THE POSITION OF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE GALT REHABILITATION CENTRE, LOCATED IN THE OLD GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. IN 1963 THE FAMILY MOVED TO LANGLEY, B.C. WHERE STUART BECAME THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE LANGLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. WHILE IN LETHBRIDGE, DON WAS ACTIVE IN BOY SCOUTS, ATTAINING QUEEN’S SCOUT STATUS AND BEING CHOSEN AS ONE OF TWO LETHBRIDGE SCOUTS TO TRAVEL TO NEW MEXICO ON AN “ADVENTURE TRIP” IN 1963. ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED DON CHAPMAN ABOUT HIS FAMILY’S TIME IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEMORIES RELATED TO THE SPECIFIC DONATED OBJECTS. CHAPMAN SAID: “I WAS BORN IN 1947 AND WE CAME [TO LETHBRIDGE] BECAUSE MY FATHER GOT A JOB HERE… IT WAS EXCITING. WE HAD NO IDEA WHERE LETHBRIDGE WAS… IT WAS KIND OF LIKE, FINALLY THE FAMILY IS GETTING A FINANCIAL FOOTING AND THERE WAS A CAREER PATH AHEAD… THE MOVE TO LETHBRIDGE WAS KIND OF LIKE A NEW START… CERTAINLY FOR ME, LETHBRIDGE WAS FORMATIVE YEARS… SCOUTING WAS A SIGNIFICANT UNDERTAKING IN MY LIFE, I WAS QUITE COMMITTED TO IT… IT WAS A WAY TO LEARN FUNDAMENTAL LIFE SKILLS AND MEMBERSHIP… YOU WOULD LEARN WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN A GROUP, WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE ON A TEAM… I BELONGED TO THE 14TH LETHBRIDGE SCOUT TROOP AND IT WAS CENTERED IN THE MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH… A LOT OF IT WAS CENTERED AROUND AN ANNUAL CAMP. WE WOULD GO OUT FOR AT LEAST A WEEK… INTO THE EASTERN SLOPE OF THE ROCKIES… YOU HAD TO LEARN HOW TO COOK… YOU HAD TO LEARN SURVIVAL SKILLS, YOU HAD TO LEARN HOW TO TIE KNOTS, SINGING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE AT MEETINGS… IT WAS KIND OF A FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.” OF HIS SCOUTING TRIP TO NEW MEXICO, CHAPMAN SAID: “[THESE OBJECTS] REALLY CENTER AROUND… [THE] ADVENTURE TRIP IN 1963 THAT WE TOOK DOWN TO NEW MEXICO… I ATTAINED QUEEN’S SCOUT STATUS [THAT YEAR]… I THINK THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE HAD GONE FROM ALBERTA… THE ENDPOINT IS THE PHILMONT SCOUTING RANCH… WHICH IS A HUGE RANCH, STILL IN EXISTENCE, AND HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF SCOUTS GO THERE FROM THE UNITED STATES… THERE WERE 50 OF US, AND SO THAT’S WHY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE ARTIFACTS, I’M “DON CHAPMAN – 50” BECAUSE I WAS NUMBER 50… THE VAST MAJORITY OF SCOUTS IN THE STATES HAD NOT SEEN CANADIAN SCOUTS BEFORE… THE WAY THE PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH WORKS IS YOU GO INTO A MAIN AREA WHERE THERE ARE ABOUT 500 TWO-MAN TENTS, AND THEN YOU GO OFF ON THE CAMPING JOURNEY THROUGH THE RANCH.” OF THIS SPECIFIC OBJECT, CHAPMAN SAID: “THE BLANKET IS A SELF-MADE CAMPFIRE BLANKET, SO WHEN YOU WERE OUT AND DOING YOUR CAMPFIRES YOU’D HAVE A BLANKET – IF YOU DECIDED TO MAKE ONE. SO I JUST BOUGHT A CHEAP BLANKET AND STARTED TO PUT MY [TRADED BADGES] ON IT… I’M SURE [IT] WAS MADE NOT LONG AFTER THE TRIP… THE SIGNATURE [BADGE] FOR OUR TRIP WAS THE WILD ROSE [AND] WE’VE GOT THIS PINK AND BLUE BADGE HERE WITH THE WILD ROSE IN THE CENTRE… IT MUST HAVE BEEN MADE UP POST THAT TRIP BECAUSE IT’S GOT [THE APPLIQUED BLUE SCARF] AND I WOULD HAVE WORN THAT SCARF [DURING THE TRIP]… NOT MANY PEOPLE WENT TO THE EFFORT… MOST OF THE KIDS WHO WENT INTO SCOUTS DIDN’T GO AROUND AND PICK UP ALL OF THE [TRADED BADGES]… THE BOY SCOUTS DOWN [IN NEW MEXICO] DIDN’T HAVE THINGS LIKE THIS. SCOUTS THERE HAD A WHOLE DIFFERENT KIND OF UNIFORM, SO [I] TRADED WITH OTHER PEOPLE… I MIGHT HAVE [DECORATED THE BLANKET] IN THE FALL BEFORE WE MOVED, BETWEEN THE TRIP AND THE SUMMER, BECAUSE… WHEN I WAS ON THIS TRIP, MY DAD, MOM, AND THREE SISTERS WENT OUT TO BRITISH COLUMBIA FOR DAD TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR THIS JOB, AND MAYBE COME FALL WHEN SCOUTS STARTED AGAIN, I WANTED TO SHOW THE STUFF OFF HERE [BECAUSE] DAD HAD NOT YET BEEN OFFERED THE JOB [IN LANGLEY].” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS REPORTING ON CHAPMAN’S NEW MEXICO TRIP.
Catalogue Number
P20140034006
Acquisition Date
2014-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19738219000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
215.9
Width
144.8
Description
GEOMETRIC PATTERN IN WHITE, GREY, GREEN, BLACK, RED & YELLOW. HAND FINGERED AND LOOMED. ONE FRINGE IS MULTICOLORED (RED AND YELLOW).
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
UKRAINIAN HERITAGE ARTIFACT *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
P19738219000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
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
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, DOWN
Catalogue Number
P19970041835
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, DOWN
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Length
152.5
Width
152.5
Description
SQUARE DOWN FILLED COMFORTER. BACKING IS NAVY BLUE WITH WHITE GRID PATTERN ON IT. COVER HAS BLUE PIN STRIPED BORDER WITH INTERIOR THAT IS ALTERNATING PANEL OF WHITE WITH PINK FLOWERS AND YELLOW WITH PINK FLOWERS. SEVERAL SMALL BROWN STAINS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THE COMFORTER WAS MADE FOR THE FAMILY BY THE MENNONITE COMMUNITY IN COALDALE. 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. THED ONOR'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
P19970041835
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041943
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Length
184
Width
158
Description
RECTANGULAR COMFORTER IS PURPLE ON TOP AND BLACK PATTERNED COVERING ON UNDERSIDE. PATTERN IS BLACK BACKGROUND WITH GREEN AND GOLD HORIZONTAL STRIPES WITH ALTERNATING BEIGE AND ORANGE SWOOPS. COMFORTER IS DIRTY AND HAS A NUMBER OF RUST STAINS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
COMFORTER WAS A HOUSEHOLD ITEM OF DONOR'S FAMILY WHILE LIVING AT COALDALE. DONOR RELATES THAT HER MOTHER USED IT ON HER BED. 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
P19970041943
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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