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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19950075014
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
74.2
Width
63.6
Description
WHITE RAYON FULL LENGTH APRON A SATIN RIBBON SEWN ACROSS SURFACE, AND EDGE IS FINISHED WITH A SCALLOPED LACE EDGE. WAISTBAND HAS A TIE ON EACH SIDE WITH LACE AT THE ENDS, USED TO FASTEN APRON AROUND WAIST. FABRIC IS GATHERED AROUND THE WAIST MAKING IT A FULL SKIRT. APRON HAS A FEW SMALL STAINS, BUT OVERALL, IS IN GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
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 APRON WOULD HAVE BEEN WORN AS PART OF THE TRADITIONAL DOUKHOBOR COSTUME. HE SAID, "CLEARLY YOU WOULDN'T COOK IN SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT WAS FOR DRESS." HIS MOTHER WOULD HAVE WORN THE APRON FOR SPECIAL OCCAISIONS AND WHEN SHE WAS STILL LIVING IN THE DOUKHOBOR COLONY. HE SAID, "ONCE MY MOM WAS OUTSIDE THE COLONY, I WOULD NEVER SEE HER WEAR SOMETHING LIKE THIS, EXCEPT IF, MAYBE, THEY WENT TO SOME OF THE FESTIVALS. EVEN THEN, IT'S MORE OF A MEMORY OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN THEY WERE KIDS..." SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCSSORIES, INCLUDING A TOILET SET AND JACKET 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
P19950075014
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
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