Household object

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Object id: 
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.2006.07.004

Hebrew inscription reads "present given for the blessing of Meir Son of Leiser Wolf from Society Cheschvank, Wednesday, March 8, 1650." The plate was brought to Vancouver from Vienna, Austria, in 1938, by Mrs. F. Bloch-Bauer.

Date: 
circa 1800
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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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Object id: 
2006.24.002

This silver-plated pewter teapot belonged to Maria Davies, wife of Judah Phillip Davies. In 1863, the Davies family arrived in Victoria from San Francisco and soon achieved success selling paintings, musical instruments, household objects, and jewellry, as well as land lots and homes, in the auction house J.P. Davies and Co. Judah Davies helped others as a founding member of Victoria's Odd Fellows and Masons. He gave the keynote address when the Masons laid one of the cornerstones of Temple Emanu-El in 1863.

Date: 
circa 1890s