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Material
FABRIC-SILK;
Description
Ladies off-white silk dress. Has a loose flap type collar with lace trim that hangs off the back and shoulders. Cutouts on the front across the breasts to create decorative flaps of silk. Long sleeves with small decorative round baubles hanging off the end. Silk waist band that snaps together on th…
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Title
Silk dress
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
Ladies off-white silk dress. Has a loose flap type collar with lace trim that hangs off the back and shoulders. Cutouts on the front across the breasts to create decorative flaps of silk. Long sleeves with small decorative round baubles hanging off the end. Silk waist band that snaps together on the side. Front of waist band has some decorative embroidery. Diamond-like closures down front (metal hooks behind decorative buttons).
Material
FABRIC-SILK;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1997.8.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-SILK;
Description
Men's off-white silk shirt with thick and thin brown stripes going from top to bottom. There is no collar but there are botton holes for attaching detachable collars. "16 1/2" stamped on collar, indicating size. Maker's tag inside: "W.G.R. / Double Wear Cuffs / Patented 1918" in red. Near the waist…
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Title
Silk shirt
Manufacturer
W.G.R.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1918
Period or Date Notes
based on patented date on maker's tag
Description
Men's off-white silk shirt with thick and thin brown stripes going from top to bottom. There is no collar but there are botton holes for attaching detachable collars. "16 1/2" stamped on collar, indicating size. Maker's tag inside: "W.G.R. / Double Wear Cuffs / Patented 1918" in red. Near the waist on the left hand side is stamped "D 265 / 16 1/2 35 / 522".
Material
FABRIC-SILK;
Accession No.
1997.20.1 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Waist length ladies off-white cotton blouse, with high narrow lace collar. Arm length sleeves with lace strips, spaced from top of sleeves to bottom in decorative pattern. Front has embroidered lace patch work in the form of a 'V' from shoulders down to waist. Buttons at back, as well as metal clas…
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
Waist length ladies off-white cotton blouse, with high narrow lace collar. Arm length sleeves with lace strips, spaced from top of sleeves to bottom in decorative pattern. Front has embroidered lace patch work in the form of a 'V' from shoulders down to waist. Buttons at back, as well as metal clasps at neck (2) and waist (1).
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Accession No.
1997.25.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
a: hand crocheted white or offwhite cotton jacket. The sleeves are of equal length to the body. There are no buttons or clasps. It has a pattern of circles or in the design. b: hat, crocheted in the same colour and pattern as the jacket. The hat has a flower-like adornment made of white ribbon whi…
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Artist or Maker
Mrs. Cathray
Original Owner
Mae G. Smith
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Smithers, British Columbia
Place Used
Smithers, British Columbia
Start Date
1914
End Date
1914
Description
a: hand crocheted white or offwhite cotton jacket. The sleeves are of equal length to the body. There are no buttons or clasps. It has a pattern of circles or in the design. b: hat, crocheted in the same colour and pattern as the jacket. The hat has a flower-like adornment made of white ribbon which includes two ties.
Publications
Item featured in September 2015 BV Museum newsletter and October 7 2015 Interior News article Arti-FACT segment.
History Of Use
The jacket and hat were made in 1914 by a Mrs. Cathray and given to the donor's grandmother, Henrietta Smith. The item was to be worn by Henrietta's daughter (donor's mother) Mae G. Smith. The item was retained by Mae Smith and passed down to her daughter.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2015.17.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White dress with half-length sleeves. Lace pattern along bottom edge. V-shaped lace decorative detail on front, lace edging along neckline. Sleeves are cinched at the ends to form a ruffled look, end of sleeves also edged with lace. Dress has two ties at the back to close the back and neck. Likely …
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Other Names
Christening gown
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
White dress with half-length sleeves. Lace pattern along bottom edge. V-shaped lace decorative detail on front, lace edging along neckline. Sleeves are cinched at the ends to form a ruffled look, end of sleeves also edged with lace. Dress has two ties at the back to close the back and neck. Likely a christening or baptismal gown based on length of gown.
Accession No.
2018.25.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: blue shirt with white collar and sleeves. Blue buttons spaced along the bottom edge Tag with maker's mark cannot be read, it has frayed apart. b: blue shorts with white fabric waistband and and leg bands. Holes along the waistband likely intended for use with the buttons in the shirt (part a). …
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Other Names
soakers
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
a: blue shirt with white collar and sleeves. Blue buttons spaced along the bottom edge Tag with maker's mark cannot be read, it has frayed apart. b: blue shorts with white fabric waistband and and leg bands. Holes along the waistband likely intended for use with the buttons in the shirt (part a). Metal snap closures to form the leg holes at the bottom c: duplicate of b
Narrative
"Soakers" were shorts worn over cloth diapers as a protective layer between diaper and clothing
Accession No.
2018.25.3 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: blue knitted baby shorts with white drawstring at waist. White edging along the waist b-c: pair of blue knitted baby socks (booties), same fabric as the shorts. Scalloped edge at top and drawstring around the ankle
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Other Names
soaker
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
a: blue knitted baby shorts with white drawstring at waist. White edging along the waist b-c: pair of blue knitted baby socks (booties), same fabric as the shorts. Scalloped edge at top and drawstring around the ankle
Narrative
"Soakers" were worn over cloth diapers as a protective layer between the diaper and clothes
Accession No.
2018.25.4 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Yellow knitted baby shorts with white drawstring at waist. Drawstring ends in tassles.
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
Yellow knitted baby shorts with white drawstring at waist. Drawstring ends in tassles.
Narrative
"Soakers" were worn over cloth diapers as a protective layer between the diaper and clothes
Accession No.
2018.25.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Green knitted baby dress. Three green buttons and a drawstring to hold it closed. Drawstring has tassles on the end. Knitted in a square pattern. The pattern around the waist is a slightly lighter green colour. The collar is a slightly different knitted material in a slightly lighter green. Sleeve …
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
Green knitted baby dress. Three green buttons and a drawstring to hold it closed. Drawstring has tassles on the end. Knitted in a square pattern. The pattern around the waist is a slightly lighter green colour. The collar is a slightly different knitted material in a slightly lighter green. Sleeve ends are same material and pattern as the collar.
Accession No.
2018.25.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White gown or nightgown with smocking across the chest and a slight floral pattern (three small pink flowers). Sleeves are gathered at the end with pink thread. Gown is open at the back, tied at neck and waist with silken threads. Tag at the bottom reads "Bambi / Reg'd / Olga A Newell / Toronto"
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Manufacturer
Olga A Newell
Other Names
nightgown
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Description
White gown or nightgown with smocking across the chest and a slight floral pattern (three small pink flowers). Sleeves are gathered at the end with pink thread. Gown is open at the back, tied at neck and waist with silken threads. Tag at the bottom reads "Bambi / Reg'd / Olga A Newell / Toronto"
Accession No.
2018.25.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Sleeveless white gown or nightgown with floral pattern along the bottom. Three buttons on the back to close the gown.
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Other Names
nightgown
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
Sleeveless white gown or nightgown with floral pattern along the bottom. Three buttons on the back to close the gown.
Accession No.
2018.25.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White strapless brassiere with lace pattern on front and a small flower between the two cups. Two metal hook closures on back. Brassiere has underwire sewn in.
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Manufacturer
Exquisite Form Brassieres
Other Names
Bra
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1945
Period or Date Notes
Based on company start date. Underwire first used in bras in 1940s
Description
White strapless brassiere with lace pattern on front and a small flower between the two cups. Two metal hook closures on back. Brassiere has underwire sewn in.
Narrative
Pushup bras were popularized in the 1960s, possible this particular item dates to that era based on design.
Accession No.
2018.25.10 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Black dress with zipper up the back. Short cropped sleeves. Front of dress has a pattern of layered "v's" of fabric. Tag inside reads "Dave Gilman / Montreal". Second layer of black shiny fabric in the skirt.
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1960
End Date
1971
Period or Date Notes
Based on lack of care label, required in United States after 1971. However, as it is a Canadian manufacturer / retailer, this date may be incorrect as rules are different in Canada. Start date based on estimated period based on style of dress and others in this accession.
Description
Black dress with zipper up the back. Short cropped sleeves. Front of dress has a pattern of layered "v's" of fabric. Tag inside reads "Dave Gilman / Montreal". Second layer of black shiny fabric in the skirt.
Accession No.
2018.25.12
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Dark green wool dress with metal zipper in back. Tag inside reads "Ulrique / Made in France / 25 Place Vendome Paris 1er". Two pockets in front, thin black belt around waist.
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Manufacturer
Ulrique
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1960
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
Based on style
Description
Dark green wool dress with metal zipper in back. Tag inside reads "Ulrique / Made in France / 25 Place Vendome Paris 1er". Two pockets in front, thin black belt around waist.
Accession No.
2018.25.14
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Cream coloured cape. Two layers, one longer, one shorter around the shoulders. Shorter layer edged with decorative fabri. Ribbon across the back of the shorter section with small flower decorations. Ribbon at the neck on side to tie it closed.
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Title
Christening Cape
Original Owner
Barbara Evitt Hastings donating the items to the Mission Museum in 2015. She was born in Smithers in 1944. See donation form from 2015 for detailed family geneaology.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1920
End Date
1945
Period or Date Notes
based on family history, marriage certificate for Winnifred Grant and Leonard Evitt.
Description
Cream coloured cape. Two layers, one longer, one shorter around the shoulders. Shorter layer edged with decorative fabri. Ribbon across the back of the shorter section with small flower decorations. Ribbon at the neck on side to tie it closed.
History Of Use
According to the donor the cape was worn by her mother, Winnifred Grant Evitt, daughter of Andrew and Dorothy (Jones) Grant. Winnifred married Leonard Evitt in Smithers in 1942, and the donor was born in 1944. The family left Smithers around 1945. The cape is remembered as possibly being used for christenings.
Accession No.
2015.8.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White sleeveless fur cape, possibly made from sheep or mountain goat. Clasp at neck to close. Slits on side for arms to come out when worn. Tag at neck inside reads "Handmade by Agnes Derksen". White fabric liner.
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Manufacturer
Agnes Derksen
Other Names
fur coat
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1970
Period or Date Notes
Date based on Interior News obituary for Agnes Derksen, indicates she began her sewing business in mid-1970s.
Description
White sleeveless fur cape, possibly made from sheep or mountain goat. Clasp at neck to close. Slits on side for arms to come out when worn. Tag at neck inside reads "Handmade by Agnes Derksen". White fabric liner.
Accession No.
2007.8.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Red long sleeved jersey with white across the neck. Neck decorated with blue stars. "Hudsonettes" written in script in white across the chest. Felt number "11" sewn on the back.
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Title
Hudsonette Softball Jersey
Original Owner
Martha Goudy
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1950
End Date
1955
Description
Red long sleeved jersey with white across the neck. Neck decorated with blue stars. "Hudsonettes" written in script in white across the chest. Felt number "11" sewn on the back.
History Of Use
The Hudsonettes were a women's softball team from Smithers that played in the Interior Softball league. The team was sponsored by and named for the Hudson Hotel. First mention of the team in the Interior News is September 1950, which notes the team was in the playoffs against the Quick "Farmerettes". In a search of the Interior News, no mention of the team appears again until 1954 and 1955, unclear whether the team continued to play during the intervening years. Other teams playing in the league in 1954 were the Bulkley Hotel Broncs, High School Snappy Nines, Smithers Drug Store Pill-Pushers, Smithers Garage Paddys, and the Telkwa Ramblers.
Accession No.
2018.73.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; FABRIC-WOOL; FABRIC-SILK;
Description
a) Bodice or blouse, cream colored cotton wool blend. Has lace neck line, puffed sleeves and lace cuffs, and pleats from shoulders and waist line. b) Skirt, cream colored cotton wool blend. Gathers at waist band. Has lace trim, two lines down the front and one down each side. Bouble gathering abo…
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1905
End Date
1906
Period or Date Notes
circa, based on style and wedding date for Jessie Aitken
Description
a) Bodice or blouse, cream colored cotton wool blend. Has lace neck line, puffed sleeves and lace cuffs, and pleats from shoulders and waist line. b) Skirt, cream colored cotton wool blend. Gathers at waist band. Has lace trim, two lines down the front and one down each side. Bouble gathering about one foot from bottom with some lace. Then flares out to bottom. c) Waistband, cream colored silk. Wide in center, narrowing to ends. Has three line structures in center that material gathers to, and one on each side. Hook and eye closures on ends. d) Petticoat, white cotton, gathers at waistband. Bottom flares out with two layers of cotton material that is mixed with rowes of sturdy lace. There are four rows of lace, which gives it a flaired affect.
History Of Use
Likely the dress was worn by Jessie Aitken at her October 25 1905 wedding to Bulkley Valley resident Archibald McInnes. Jessie and Archibald had a daughter named Ivy Rachel who married Swedish immigrant Eric Strimbold in 1929. Their son, Archie Strimbold was born in Smithers in 1930. P2591 in the Museum's collection believed to show Jessie and Archibald McInnes on their wedding day, Jessie wearing this dress.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; FABRIC-WOOL; FABRIC-SILK;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.57.29 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-WOOL; FABRIC-SATIN; FABRIC-SILK; FABRIC-NYLON;
Description
One pale yellow wool baby undershirt with satin around the neck and down the front, and four buttons.
Title
Baby shirt
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
One pale yellow wool baby undershirt with satin around the neck and down the front, and four buttons.
Material
FABRIC-WOOL; FABRIC-SATIN; FABRIC-SILK; FABRIC-NYLON;
Width
15
Length
16
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
width across chest not including arms spread out
Accession No.
1990.100.1 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Off white cotton baby dress, with embroidered flower design. Short puffy sleeves, flares out from above waist. Bottom of dress has lace trim. Skirt portion has embroidered flower design. Chest section, just below neck line has embroidered design that looks like a hanging necklace with a flower.
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
Off white cotton baby dress, with embroidered flower design. Short puffy sleeves, flares out from above waist. Bottom of dress has lace trim. Skirt portion has embroidered flower design. Chest section, just below neck line has embroidered design that looks like a hanging necklace with a flower.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Length
43
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.148.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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