Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CHL_1982.015.001 - Bottle, Chinese Medicine

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Bottle, Chinese Medicine

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CA CHL CHL_1982.015.001

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CM 228 Chinese Medicine Bottle Rectangular bottle in 2 fragments; sheer top; glass has a green tint.

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Original museum documentation states that "three opium bottles were found on the Al Evans property. They were used by 'Chung', who was Cantonese, for the treatment of tuberculosis. He died circa 1930 in Chinatown. Chung was a farm hand for Al Evans and possibly for the family before." See document file for CM 549. ***Curator's Note: Bottles like these are often referred to as "opium" bottles. These bottles contained Chinese remedies, not opium, which was a heavy paste and contained in tins. ________________________________ From Fort Steele Heritage Website Small Handmade Glass Bottles "These small items would have been among the many items that the Chinese immigrant carried with them. Containing items such as traditional medicines, the bottles were sturdy enough to take all but the worst abuse. Since traditional medicines were not readily available in isolated places...Chinese frequently had to stock up on these materials when visiting the Chinese sections of cities such as Victoria or Vancouver.

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1982015001.jpg

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