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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-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
Description
V-necked brown dress with repeating pattern of hexagons of white and red thread. Each hexagon has a pattern of similar to an arrow with two lines on each side. Green ribbon in a large loop has been sewn inside one shoulder. Metal zipper in the back. Tag inside reads "Murray Bowen / by / Town & Coun…
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Manufacturer
Town & Country Wear Co. Ltd.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1960
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
Based on style
Description
V-necked brown dress with repeating pattern of hexagons of white and red thread. Each hexagon has a pattern of similar to an arrow with two lines on each side. Green ribbon in a large loop has been sewn inside one shoulder. Metal zipper in the back. Tag inside reads "Murray Bowen / by / Town & Country Wear Co. Ltd." Skirt has a golden synthetic fabric liner
Accession No.
2018.25.15
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Dark green mohair sweater with seven pinkish-coral buttons along the front. Appears handmade (no manufacturer's tag), probably from 1960s-1970s based on style.
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Other Names
Cardigan
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1960
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
1950s sweaters tend to look shorter, or have a waist that cinches in tighter, whereas this sweater is slightly longer and is one straight line
Description
Dark green mohair sweater with seven pinkish-coral buttons along the front. Appears handmade (no manufacturer's tag), probably from 1960s-1970s based on style.
Accession No.
2018.25.11
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Description
Black lamb's wool hat, men's. Inside lined with a quilted material. Small metal clip embedded in one side of the exterior, purpose unknown.
Title
Wool hat
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Description
Black lamb's wool hat, men's. Inside lined with a quilted material. Small metal clip embedded in one side of the exterior, purpose unknown.
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.204.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a: World War II era beige / brown Royal Canadian Air Force summer tunic. Single breasted with a row of gold R.C.A.F buttons down the centre. Two breast pockets, two pockets at waist, one small pocket on right side between breast and waist. Medal bar with four ribbons (left to right): Canadian Volun…
Title
RCAF Uniform
Manufacturer
Scott Uniforms
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Quebec
Start Date
1953
End Date
1958
Period or Date Notes
Start date based on issue date for Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
Description
a: World War II era beige / brown Royal Canadian Air Force summer tunic. Single breasted with a row of gold R.C.A.F buttons down the centre. Two breast pockets, two pockets at waist, one small pocket on right side between breast and waist. Medal bar with four ribbons (left to right): Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration. Small flower pin sewn into Canadian Forces Decoration. Tag inside reads: "Scott / UNIFORMS / 210 St. Jean Street / Longueuil , P.Q." Two shoulder badges of dark blue wool with "Canada" embroidered in white. The inside of the jacket has a satin lining in the same beige colour. Canadian Coat of Arms patch near the end of each sleeve. b: belt that would go around the waist of the jacket. Gold coloured metal clasp c: beige pants, pleated and cuffs. Tag sewn inside reads: "Tailored Especially For / Mr. W / 0.1 Staples / Date: Apl / 5(?) Order No 35718 / Bond No. 4". It is unclear whether the date is April 53 or April 58 based on a loose stitch through the type.
Narrative
12,500 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medals went to Canadians. War Medal awarded to all full-time personnel of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines for serving for 28 days between 03 September 1939 and 02 September 1945. Source: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations, accessed 2018-04-26
History Of Use
Second World War
World War II
Accession No.
2018.26.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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