Tool

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L.2006.07.014a

Used by David Matlin; apprenticed under his father Simon, who was a master tailor from Liverpool, England. The family immigrated to Winnipeg in 1907, when David was seventeen, he became a ladies' coat and dress designer, working in clothing factories in Winnipeg and Vancouver for over 50 years. He moved to Vancouver in 1952 and spent the last 35 years of his life there. This sewing machine was used in David Matlin's home.

Date: 
20th century
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L.2006.07.015

In Vancouver, early twentieth century Jewish immigrants, who arrived from Russia, Romania, Poland, and Germany may not have been able to speak English, but they shared the Yiddish language. Developed in the late Middle Ages as a mix of Hebrew, German and Slavic languages, Yiddish was the common language of Eastern European Jews. In Strathcona, it was the language spoken in Jewish homes and in the sermons at the Synagogue.

Date: 
1920
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L.2006.07.020

These Hebrew letterpress blocks were used at Charles and Sarah Gorvich's Broadcast Printers, 3621 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC.

Date: 
1950
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L.2006.07.005

Dr. Irving Ziskrout received this gift from the Whitehorse-Atlin community in appreciation for the medical services he provided. Made from fossil mastodon ivory and Yukon gold nugget.

Date: 
1900s
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Object id: 
2006.23.001a

Used at the Vancouver Manufacturing Umbrella Co. for steaming creases out of fabric used to make umbrellas.

Date: 
circa 1960s
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2006.22.003

Used by Max Dodek of Max Dodek Fur Ltd. Tool used for pounding nails into and pulling nails out of skins.

Date: 
circa 1930s