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Glove Box

Contribution du public
Huble Homestead, Prince George, British Columbia
Matériaux et techniques
Leather, wood, silk
Numéro d'identification
Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society 988.30.04
This leather glove box was designed to hold a collection of ladies gloves. This piece belonged to Mrs. Annie Huble. Annie Huble (née Hart) was born and raised in Havelock, Ontario. She met Albert Huble in 1910 when he travelled from British Columbia to visit his family for Christmas. The couple was married and Annie returned with him to Giscome Portage in Northern British Columbia. With this move, Annie went from a well-populated area with readily available amenities to a very remote community in northern British Columbia.


When Annie arrived there were approximately 27 other settlers in the area, and only a few of those settlers were women. Despite this, Annie was determined to create a life for herself and her children that would be similar to what it would have been in Ontario. To that end, Mr. Huble built a two-story farmhouse in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia. At a time when most others in the area were building one room log cabins, this Ontario style farmhouse became a beacon of civilization for those travelling up and down the Fraser River. Mrs. Huble’s parlour boasted a gramophone, sewing machine, and a complete set of china. All of these items had been painstakingly transported from her home in Ontario.


Mrs. Huble strove to stay connected to her life back east, which included keeping up with the current fashions. During the Edwardian period etiquette demanded gloves as an accessory for both men and women. It was very uncommon to see a well dressed lady in public without gloves, and it would have been even more uncommon for a lady to not have a place to keep them.
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