Fonds PHO-C33 - Hazel McFadyen fonds

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Hazel McFadyen fonds

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  • [ca.1922]-1985 (Creation)

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1 b&w photograph
4 colour photographs

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Hazel Marguerite Best was born on March 4, 1898 to Edward Best and Elizabeth (Foxton) Best in Manitou, Manitoba. Hazel attended public and high school in Winnipeg. A talented musician, she studied piano under Ernest Hucheson in New York. One of the dresses which Hazel has donated to the Dugald Costume Museum was made specially for a recital that she gave in 1918. On September 23, 1922 Hazel married Winnipeg business man Charles MaFadyen. They honeymooned in Europe for three months following the wedding. Hazel enjoyed traveling, especially by ship, and took many extensive trips. She also enjoyed high fashion clothing and many items were acquired while traveling.

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These photographs were donated to the Museum by Hazel McFadyen in 1987. They were delivered to the museum by her nephew and his wife, Ted and Frances Best of Galt, Ontario.

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This small collection consists of four colour snapshots. Two feature Hazel alone, ca.1955 & 1985; one features Hazel with her brother and sister, ca.1985; and one features Hazel and a friend in front of the Taj Mahal, ca.1955. The fifth photograph in this collection is a large black and white studio portrait showing Hazel in her wedding gown and taken in 1922 after she and her husband returned from their honeymoon.

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No reproduction or publication without the permission of the Costume Museum of Canada.

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The finding aid for this collection is the catalogue cards for PHO-C33 and the photograph collection photocopies.

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Of the two colour snapshots of Hazel, one is a Polaroid measuring 9.8 x 11.7 cm. The other, ca.1955, measures 9.9 x 9.9 cm. The photograph of Hazel at the Taj Mahal measures 13.7 x 9.8 cm. The snapshot of Hazel with her brother and sister, ca.1985, measures 9.8 x 9.7 cm. The Polaroid and the two older snapshots have a white border around the print. The studio portrait of Hazel, ca.1922, measures 17.8 x 25 cm.

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