Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CHL_1991.013.001 - Bottle, Chinese Medicine

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Bottle, Chinese Medicine

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CA CHL CHL_1991.013.001

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CM 4305 Medicine Bottle Clear glass; bubbled; Chinese (?) characters on round base; vertical sides; one/third bottle's height is neck and spout.

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Bottle found at 49575 Elk View Road when it was dug up by a plow. The bottles from this collection were probably once the property of Chinese laborers employed at the Edgett Shingle Mill, (opened circa 1919), on Elk View Road at Ryder Lake. ________________________________ 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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1991013001.jpg

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