Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item NAN_1981.170.001 - Chinese sign (Advertising Medium)

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Chinese sign (Advertising Medium)

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  • Object

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Reference code

CA NAN NAN_1981.170.001

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

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Physical description

wood, glass, paper

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Name of creator

Lee, Ed

Biographical history

Custodial history

Donation; Was deaccessioned to archives in the 1990's and recovered by the museum in 2009.

Scope and content

Came from Nanaimo Chinatown 4. Exhibits damage from the 1960's Chinatown fire.

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OK. Heat damage to the frame. Numerous nicks and gouges. Water staining on the paper. General worn appearance.

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General note

This plaque was probably presented by a client to the owner of a drugstore with the name “Keep You Alive Herbal Store” in appreciation of the owner’s excellent medical skills. The Chinese text on the plaque reads "Save patients and prolong their life."

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646.5 KiB


September 18, 2015 4:21 PM

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