Item 1039 - Ice boat

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Ice boat

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  • 1922<sup>1</sup> (Creation)

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1 postcard : b&w

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(19 Mar. 1891- 15 Aug. 1986)

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Postcard of two women on an ice boat on Alta Lake, a Dog walks nearby. The postcard has text on the front reading "Iceboating, Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake BC". On the reverse the postcard is addressed to [Jeanne] Tapley at a Seattle address. The text reads "Dearest, will write you a letter next mail. Dad is fine now and is quite chirpy. I'll take him for a trip as soon as I can- I can take him to Victoria and leave him with M while I go on to you and arrange things then he could easily take the boat [over when we are] ready for him. I can't leave here till after Oct 29 [?] [?] duties and [?] [?], Best from Myrtle". Someone has at a later date written 1922 on the postcard, but the postmark is 30 Sep. 1925. Presumably the photograph the postcard was made from was taken in 1922.

Shows Skookum the dog, Myrtle Philip and her father Sewell Tapley. Myrtle is pushing Sewell while he shows her how to ride the ice boat.<sup>2</sup>

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This is the same photograph as Philip-1986-1023.

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Sewell Tapley made the ice boat for his daughter Myrtle while she was recovering from an operation and unable to skate.<sup>3</sup>

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<sup>1</sup> Research by Tim Cornish from interviews with Myrtle Philip, 1982

<sup>2</sup> Research by Tim Cornish from interviews with Myrtle Philip, 1982

<sup>3</sup> Research by Tim Cornish from interviews with Myrtle Philip, 1982

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