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Knife, Pocket

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-985-020-003
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The handle of this object is in a rectangular shape with rounded ends that are capped on either side by metal studs. The main sides of the handle are metal and gold in color with two small pins in the center on either side where the wood of the ha...

Ring

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-985-020-005
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This object is a circular metal ring made of lead. The ring has a thick edge and is completely round except for the front of the ring which is slightly thicker and has a flat front. The metal has been bent slightly and there are some scratches and...

Hat

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-986-005-001
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This object is a circular hat made of interwoven straw/wicker pieces. The brim of the hat creates and small edge around the hat with a solid piece of plant fiber which has vertical attachments to the body of the hat and short intervals. The center...

Doll, Paper

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-989-026-001
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This object is a paper cut out of a female Chinese character on a thick brown paper. The underside of the paper doll has many little cuts in its back and a piece of white tape in its center. The holes make up the detail on the front of the dolls d...

Doll, Paper

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-989-026-002
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This object is a paper cut out of a male Chinese character on a thick brown paper. The underside of the paper doll has many little cuts in its back and two little pieces of white tape on it. The holes make up the detail on the front of the dolls d...

Bowl

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-990-002-001
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This object is a white porcelain bowl with a shiny finished. On the outside the bowl is decorated with six blue horses which have some features, such as the face, which are similar to that of a dragon. The bottom of the bowl has a slightly raised ...

Pin

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-996-028-001
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Circular lapel pin, silver-colored metal with blue enamel; interior design a representation of Sun-Yat Sen, surrounded by a rayed nimbus, with Chinese characters at the bottom; floral-shaped screw-on backing which is gold in color.

Monthly Periodical by Chinese Nationalist Party

  • CA KMS KMS_MS-985-001-276
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Monthly periodical published by the Chinese Nationalist Party, which is overwritten with verse in a style called 'Singing the Book'. Two such pieces are written over, Tin-lai's appeal to the Royal Court and a Folk-tale, written in C...

Personal Account Book

  • CA KMS KMS_MS-985-001-278
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An personal account book c. 1934 belonging to Wong Wo from Sing Lay-long, a Chinese grocery store in Vernon. The account book is written in Chinese and bound down the side with string.

Wong Association Ledger - 1947-1960

  • CA KMS KMS_MS-985-001-281
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1947-1960 ledger of the accounting information for building maintenance, membership fees, rent, and contributions to the Wong Association. There is a switch from traditional brush and ink to fountain pen midway through the ledger. Written in Chine...

Personal Notebook

  • CA KMS KMS_MS-985-001-286
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A personal notebook c. 1920 containing musical notation, herbal (medicinal) recipes, and cooking recipes.

Lock

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-970-093-003ab
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Metal lock and key. The lock is brass and opens when you push down with the key. The lock is oval shaped with a bar across the top that moves to lock or unlock it. There is a rectangular opening on the side of the lock that the bar goes across. Th...

Slicer, Vegetable

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-221-002
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The main body of this object is made of a square frame of wood (bamboo) that has a hollow center with wooden bars running through the middles. The edges of the frame are made of two long beams at the top with small pieces of square wood glued and ...

Pendant

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-233-001
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This object is a dark green jade pendant in the shape of a leaf. The object is almost completely round with a slight tip at the top and a small point at the bottom which gives the appearance of a small stem. The edges of the leaf are jagged and th...

Pendant

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-233-002
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This object is a dark green jade pendant in the shape of a leaf. The point of the object is thin and widens as it reaches the bottom where is rounds. There is a small piece of stone that protrudes from the end giving the appearance of a small stem...

Pendant

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-233-003
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This object is a light green jade pendant in the shape of a leaf. The point of the object is pointed and widens as it reaches the bottom where is rounds like a tear drop. The edges of the object are jagged with a small groove running down the cent...

Pendant

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-233-004
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This object is a light green jade pendant in the shape of a leaf. The point of the object is pointed and widens as it reaches the bottom where is rounds. The stone sticks out slightly on the edge like a small stem. The edges of the object are jagg...

Sphere

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-233-005
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Small piece of stone art made with a light cream colored stone which is in the shape of a sphere with a concave bottom. In the center of the bottom a small hole has been drilled. Covering the spherical surface are small circles drilled. This objec...

Toy

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-240-001
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The head of the toy snake is made of a cardboard which is cream colored with a pattern printed on the top. The pattern is made of white, black, and yellow and is arranged like the scales of a snake. The eyes are pink with pink triangles also runni...

Tooth

  • CA KMS KMS_NH-987-011-001
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One fossilized(?) tooth. Likely from a hyracodontidae of some kind (prossibly a rhinoceros). Two partial roots. Some matrix still attached.

English-Chinese Phrase Book

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-404
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English-Chinese Phrase Book published in 1893 in Vancouver by Thomson Stationary Co. Ltd. The book is bound upside down.

Chinese Book - Romance of Wu-Tsa-Tien

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-459
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Published by the Gin-geu library in China in 1923 this book it titled "Romance of Wu-Tsa-Tien". Written as light-hearted entertainment for the general public, this book is a historical romance about Wu-Tsa-Tien, an empress who ruled Chin...

Chinese Books - Romance of the Three Kingdoms

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-460a-e
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Published by the Won-weh bookstore this series of books are titled 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms'. A fictional account of the conflist between three warlords at the end of the Han dynasty. It is based on historical fact, and is a very p...

Chinese Book - Bright Hot Treasure Rules

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-461
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Published Canton City (no. 7 block) bookstore in China. The titled translated literally mean "Bright Hot Treasure Rules". It is a book of moral guidelines, following the philosophy of Confucious, to help Chinese citizens develop good hab...

Chinese Books - Romance of East-West Han Dynasty

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-462a-d
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Publsished by Tai-Seng Bookstore in Shanghai in the Spring of 1922. The books are titled 'Romance of East-West Han Dynasty' a popular four-volume novel about the Royal Families of the Han Dynasty. Written in Chinese this series of novels...

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