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Irene Apinée's 1950s Make-up Case
Artifact of the Month, June 2013

Falsies, lipstick, a squeezeable tube of mascara. These items and more can be found in Irene Apinée's make-up case from the 1950s. Click Here to view an excerpt from 8mm film footage donated by Irene Apinée, c. 1950s, work and location unknown

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Irene Apinée and Jury Gotshalks arrived at Halifax’s Pier 21 on October 5, 1947 via the RMS Aquitania. Learn more about the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 by visiting http://www.pier21.ca/.

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Irene Apinée’s make-up case used from 1948-1967 / Irene Apinée Portfolio
Irene Apinée’s make-up case used from 1948-1967 / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Irene Apinée’s make-up case used from 1948-1967 / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Jury Gotshalks and Irene Apinée in "Swan Lake", c. 1950 / James Pape Portfolio
  • Maybelline mascara, applicator and storage tube from Irene Apinée’s make-up case / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Wooden hair pin case from Irene Apinée’s make-up case / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • False eyelashes from Irene Apinée’s make-up case / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Various pieces of make-up from Irene Apinée’s make-up case / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Items from a miniature first-aid kit from Irene Apinée’s make-up case / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Jewellery stored in a candy tin from Irene Apinée’s make-up case / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Stuffed toy good-luck charm from Irene Apinée’s make-up case / Irene Apinée Portfolio
  • Members of the Gotshalks Halifax Ballet arriving in Montreal by train for the 1950 Canadian Ballet Festival / Gweneth Lloyd Portfolio
  • Irene Apinée on tour with The National Ballet of Canada, 1951/52 season / Myrna Aaron Electronic Archives
  • Jury Gotshalks on tour with The National Ballet of Canada, 1951/52 season / Myrna Aaron Electronic Archives
  • Irene Apinée, David Adams and Lois Smith in a National Ballet of Canada production of "Les Sylphides", 1951 / Lois Smith Portfolio
  • Celia Franca and Jury Gotshalks mark through choreography on the stage of His Majesty’s Theatre in Montreal, 1951/52 season / Jim Bolsby Portfolio
  • André Dufresne, Joyce Hill, Irene Apinée and David Adams backstage during a National Ballet of Canada performance, c. 1951 / Myrna Aaron Electronic Archives

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