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Description
Left handed leather glove. Pattern of three flowers stitched in coloured thread across wrist area. Single red flower edged with blue on back of hand area. Red fabric band around wrist. Fringe of leather for decoration at wrist.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Left handed leather glove. Pattern of three flowers stitched in coloured thread across wrist area. Single red flower edged with blue on back of hand area. Red fabric band around wrist. Fringe of leather for decoration at wrist.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
17
Length
36.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at widest part across wrist
Accession No.
2012.71.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Left handed leather glove with blue, red and green beaded floral design. Red band across wrist area formed by groupings of 2 beads side by side and spaced in a row. Top wrist area leather cut in jagged design.
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Left handed leather glove with blue, red and green beaded floral design. Red band across wrist area formed by groupings of 2 beads side by side and spaced in a row. Top wrist area leather cut in jagged design.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
14
Length
25
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length is approximate, fingers cannot be fully extended. Width measurement taken at widest point across upper wrist.
Accession No.
2012.71.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Right handed leather glove with floral / plant design sewn on in pink and green pastle covered threads. Small rhinestone beads have been used to outline the design. Black "x's and o's" design across the top of the wrist area. Fringed leather stripes decorate near the wrist. Inside lined with black …
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Right handed leather glove with floral / plant design sewn on in pink and green pastle covered threads. Small rhinestone beads have been used to outline the design. Black "x's and o's" design across the top of the wrist area. Fringed leather stripes decorate near the wrist. Inside lined with black fabric.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
18
Length
34
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at wrist, widest part
Accession No.
2012.71.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Right foot leather moccasin. Red and green stitch work across the top with red, green and blue flower. Blue and pink stitching across the heel
Title
Moccasin
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Right foot leather moccasin. Red and green stitch work across the top with red, green and blue flower. Blue and pink stitching across the heel
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Length
24
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2012.71.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Left handed leather glove. Decorated with flowers stitched in various coloured thread. Leather fringe near wrist opening.
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Left handed leather glove. Decorated with flowers stitched in various coloured thread. Leather fringe near wrist opening.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
16
Length
32.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured across wrist at widest part
Accession No.
2012.71.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-SATIN;
Description
Men's tie navy blue tie with pattern of stripes and lighter blue end. Maker's tag reads: "Wembley"
Manufacturer
Wembley Tie Company
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1925
End Date
1968
Period or Date Notes
Wembley Tie Company starts operations 1925, name changes to Wemco around 1968. Source: https://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2014/05/member_of_the_family_that_buil.html, accessed 2019-01-30
Description
Men's tie navy blue tie with pattern of stripes and lighter blue end. Maker's tag reads: "Wembley"
History Of Use
Wembley ties were made of "Wemlon" polyester, which was prized for not wrinkling. Unclear whether this tie is made from this specific type (maker's label does not indicate it is).
Material
FABRIC-SATIN;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1997.4.1 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Peach / pink cotton girdle with garters. Metal fasteners and tie up closures, presume tie up front. Maker's tag inside for 'Flexosteel'.
Manufacturer
Flexo Steel
Other Names
corset
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, UNDERWEAR
Start Date
1920
End Date
1969
Period or Date Notes
Replaced after 1960s by control top pantyhose. Source: Wikipedia entry for "Girdle", accessed Jan 2019.
Description
Peach / pink cotton girdle with garters. Metal fasteners and tie up closures, presume tie up front. Maker's tag inside for 'Flexosteel'.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.36.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Moccasin style shoe made of leather with another different type of red leather on top, and string to lace. Fur/fleece lined interior.
Title
Moccasin
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Moccasin style shoe made of leather with another different type of red leather on top, and string to lace. Fur/fleece lined interior.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Accession No.
2012.71.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Cream coloured knit christening gown with sleeves. Blue ribbon across the front chest to tie it closed at the back.
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
1978
Period or Date Notes
based on family history, death certificate for Dorothy Esther (Jones) Grant, marriage certificate for Winnifred Grant Evitt
Description
Cream coloured knit christening gown with sleeves. Blue ribbon across the front chest to tie it closed at the back.
History Of Use
According to the donor the gown was made by her paternal grandmother Barbara Evitt. Barbara and Arthur Evitt had a son named Leonard Evitt who married Winnifred Grant in Smithers in 1942, and the donor was born in 1944. The family left Smithers around 1945.
Accession No.
2015.8.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
The hat is a white wide brimed straw hat with white satin ribbon woven throughout the whole hat. White synthetic netting covers the underside of the hat and a black half inch crossgrain ribbon is sewn onto the base of the hat crown
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Title
Ladies hat
Other Names
garden party hat
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, HEADWEAR
Start Date
1962
End Date
1963
Description
The hat is a white wide brimed straw hat with white satin ribbon woven throughout the whole hat. White synthetic netting covers the underside of the hat and a black half inch crossgrain ribbon is sewn onto the base of the hat crown
History Of Use
Hat was worn to Queen's Garden Party in London, England
Diameter
38cm
Accession No.
2007.8.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Red blazer-style jacket with zipper front. Patch sewn on left side of chest reads "Smithers Pontiacs". Patch sewn on right side reads: "N.W.B.C.B.A. / Champs / 1961" with image of crossed baseball bats. On left shoulder patch that reads "C Field" (indicating it belonged to a centre field player). Y…
Title
Smithers Pontiacs Jacket
Original Owner
Bill Kilpatrick
Other Names
blazer
team sweater
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1961
End Date
1961
Period or Date Notes
based on date on chest patch
Description
Red blazer-style jacket with zipper front. Patch sewn on left side of chest reads "Smithers Pontiacs". Patch sewn on right side reads: "N.W.B.C.B.A. / Champs / 1961" with image of crossed baseball bats. On left shoulder patch that reads "C Field" (indicating it belonged to a centre field player). Yellow-gold striped down each arm from shoulder to wrist. Red buttons on cuffs. Black liner inside. Maker's tag sewn into neck of jacket. Name of manufacturer not readable, but "Vancouver Canada" is at bottom of tag.
History Of Use
The Smithers Pontiacs baseball team played in the Northwest BC league for four seasons from 1961 to 1964. According to the Interior News they played their first game in May 1961, wearing white uniforms with red piping, red caps, and red and white sox. They won the championship in 1961 (the first year the league existed) under the guidance of Coach Gordon Dilling and team captain Bill Kilpatrick. According to Sept 27 1961 edition of the Interior News, Bill Kilpatrick played centre field.
Accession No.
2019.1.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Red blazer-style jacket with zipper front. Patch sewn on left side of chest reads "Smithers Pontiacs". Patch sewn on right side reads: "N.W.B.C.B.A. / Champs / 1961" with image of crossed baseball bats. On left shoulder patch that reads "2nd Base". Yellow-gold striped down each arm from shoulder to…
Title
Smithers Pontiacs Jacket
Original Owner
Gary Herman
Other Names
blazer
team sweater
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1961
End Date
1961
Period or Date Notes
based on date on chest patch
Description
Red blazer-style jacket with zipper front. Patch sewn on left side of chest reads "Smithers Pontiacs". Patch sewn on right side reads: "N.W.B.C.B.A. / Champs / 1961" with image of crossed baseball bats. On left shoulder patch that reads "2nd Base". Yellow-gold striped down each arm from shoulder to wrist. Red buttons on cuffs.
History Of Use
The Smithers Pontiacs baseball team played in the Northwest BC league for four seasons from 1961 to 1964. According to the Interior News they played their first game in May 1961, wearing white uniforms with red piping, red caps, and red and white sox. They won the championship in 1961 (the first year the league existed) under the guidance of Coach Gordon Dilling and team captain Bill Kilpatrick. According to Sept 27 1961 edition of the Interior News, 2nd base was played by Gary Herman.
Accession No.
2019.1.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a: dark blue/black corduroy skirt with red buttons and snap closures at waist. "C.Spicer" written on label sewn inside at waist. b: red corduroy vest, no buttons or fasteners. Tag inside reads "C. Spicer". c-d: white silk blouses with collars and silk ties at the back of neck that would be tied aro…
Title
Harmonettes Uniform
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1959
End Date
1967
Period or Date Notes
Accession sheet indicates 1950s. Dates based on history of Harmonettes found online.
Description
a: dark blue/black corduroy skirt with red buttons and snap closures at waist. "C.Spicer" written on label sewn inside at waist. b: red corduroy vest, no buttons or fasteners. Tag inside reads "C. Spicer". c-d: white silk blouses with collars and silk ties at the back of neck that would be tied around the front to form a bow tie. White buttons up the front. Part c has a tag inside that reads "Lorraine Spicer". Part is c is slightly smaller than part d.
History Of Use
Uniform worn by members of the Harmonettes, a girls' singing group in Smithers in the 1960s. In 1967 the group performed at Expo '67 in Montreal.
Accession No.
2009.10.22 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a: red blazer with three gold buttons up middle. British Columbia crest patch sewn onto left side of chest. Two pockets, one on each side at waist. Maker's tag reads "All Wool / Tan Jay". Second handwritten tag reads "Spicer". b: White silky blouse with buttons up the front, and ties around neck t…
Title
Harmonettes Uniform
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1959
End Date
1967
Period or Date Notes
Dates based on history of Harmonettes found online.
Description
a: red blazer with three gold buttons up middle. British Columbia crest patch sewn onto left side of chest. Two pockets, one on each side at waist. Maker's tag reads "All Wool / Tan Jay". Second handwritten tag reads "Spicer". b: White silky blouse with buttons up the front, and ties around neck to form a bow tie. c: blue skirt with blue lining. Maker's tag reads: "Por Tempos / Custom Contures". Button and zipper at back to close. Tag that reads "Spicer" sewn in above maker's tag.
History Of Use
Uniform worn by members of the Harmonettes, a girls' singing group in Smithers in the 1960s. In 1967 the group performed at Expo '67 in Montreal.
Accession No.
2009.10.23 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Black v-necked dress with capped sleeves. Dress has a thin fabric belt held in two belt loops, one at each side. Black fringe (tassels) surround the dress on its waist. Metal zipper at right side. White shoulder pads sewn inside. No manufacturer's tag.
Title
Black fringe dress
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1960
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
Based on style, popularity of fringe design outside of the 1920s, and similar date ranges for other dresses in this donation.
Description
Black v-necked dress with capped sleeves. Dress has a thin fabric belt held in two belt loops, one at each side. Black fringe (tassels) surround the dress on its waist. Metal zipper at right side. White shoulder pads sewn inside. No manufacturer's tag.
Accession No.
2018.25.17
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Dark brown mouton fur coat with folded cuff sleeves and brown fabric liner. One smaller button at the neck and two larger buttons mid-way down the coat. Inside tag near the waist reads "Beau Mouton / Original / Dyed Mouton - processed lamb". Inside is sewn the initials "D G H" on individual fabric …
Manufacturer
Beau Mouton
Other Names
fur coat
mouton coat
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1950
End Date
1960
Period or Date Notes
Based on web searches for this style coat, indicates mid-twentieth century
Description
Dark brown mouton fur coat with folded cuff sleeves and brown fabric liner. One smaller button at the neck and two larger buttons mid-way down the coat. Inside tag near the waist reads "Beau Mouton / Original / Dyed Mouton - processed lamb". Inside is sewn the initials "D G H" on individual fabric squares on a slant.
Accession No.
2018.25.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Off-white pink tinged pill box hat with lace hanging down the front (would go in front of wearer's face). The lace strands narrow down each side and meet at a point with a square of velvet and a small rhinestone. There is a velvet ribbon around the hat that meets at the front in a bow and meets in …
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Title
Pillbox hat
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, HEADWEAR
Start Date
1930
End Date
1970
Description
Off-white pink tinged pill box hat with lace hanging down the front (would go in front of wearer's face). The lace strands narrow down each side and meet at a point with a square of velvet and a small rhinestone. There is a velvet ribbon around the hat that meets at the front in a bow and meets in a simple cross at the back.
Accession No.
2018.25.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White gloves with gathered fabric at wrists. When worn they would extend just above the wrist, but well below the elbow.
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Other Names
evening gloves
opera gloves
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1950
End Date
1969
Period or Date Notes
Date range based on style and fabric (synthetic). End date established based on movement away from gloves by end of 1960s (source: https://vintagedancer.com/vintage/vintage-gloves-styles-1900-to-1960s/ accessed 2018-04-26)
Description
White gloves with gathered fabric at wrists. When worn they would extend just above the wrist, but well below the elbow.
Accession No.
2018.25.16 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-CANVAS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A heavy black canvas turnout gear jacket used by volunteer firemen and used only for fire fighting The collar is brown cordroy.It has four heavy metal clips down the front for doing it up. The name JERRY is printed across the front of the left hand side.The large red dot painted on the back was so …
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Title
Fireman's jacket
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Place Used
Town of Smithers and Smithers Airport
Start Date
1951
End Date
1989
Description
A heavy black canvas turnout gear jacket used by volunteer firemen and used only for fire fighting The collar is brown cordroy.It has four heavy metal clips down the front for doing it up. The name JERRY is printed across the front of the left hand side.The large red dot painted on the back was so they could easily be spotted in a fire. There is a rubber lining inbetween the inner lining and outer fabric of the jacket.
Narrative
This jacket was purchased in 1951 - cost in 1989 $350
History Of Use
Used by Smithers Volunteer Fire Department
Material
FABRIC-CANVAS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Inscriptions
JERRY on left front and large red dot painted on back
Length
100cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1989.44.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Pair of leather gloves with decorative flowers stiched in multi coloured threads. Band of blue ribbon across the wrist, red ribbon added to the sides of the wrist. Black fabric across the top. Leather tassles along the side.
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Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Pair of leather gloves with decorative flowers stiched in multi coloured threads. Band of blue ribbon across the wrist, red ribbon added to the sides of the wrist. Black fabric across the top. Leather tassles along the side.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
17
Length
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at widest point across the wrist
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2012.71.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

30 records – page 1 of 2.