Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Box

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1990.58.39
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Black wood rectangular box with a Chinese scene depicting three men outdoors painted on lid in gold. Hinged lid.

Box

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.267.1
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Yellow box with windmills, Chinese characters and the words "Luen Chong Tai Tea Co."

Brown Silk Jacket

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.14
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Brown silk, padded jacket with toggle detail closures. The label reads: "Double Horse / Made in China / Pure silk M." The donor's father came to Victoria around 1917, while his wife and children remained in China. He later moved t...

Brush

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.93.2
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Wood-handled cloth brush, with a metal loop to hang. Chinese-Canadian community artefact.

Buttons

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.4
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Contents of sewing machine (IH2012.20.2a-b) which was found of IH2012.20.1b, a sewing machine drawer. Consists of a variety of unused buttons and toggles mounted on card. From a Chinese-Canadian family.

Calendar

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1982.1.34
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Calendar backing with a picture of a child and puppy at a window. It reads "Chong Hee Market, New Westminster."

Ceramic jug

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.204.1
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Brown ceramic jug with small pour spout near the centre, central opening suitable for corking. There is a chip in the rim. Unglazed bottom, slightly concave. Dirty, might have been an item dug up. Large deep crack, but has not broken. Possibly fo...

Ceramic pot

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.222.1
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Small ceramic pot, centre opening suitable for cork. It has a light gray glaze. The pot is wrapped in a basketry cage with two handles and was possibly used for ginger. It is likely Asian, either Japanese or Chinese. The handles are long and loop ...

Comb

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2000.17.4
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White plastic comb. The comb is long and narrow, and was found in the Chinese barn on Carnarvon Street.

Comb

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2000.17.5
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Brown wood comb with large teeth. Found in the Chinese barn on Carnarvon Street.

Cornice brackets

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.1-.11
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Cornice brackets from the Chinese Benevolent Association office at 825 Victoria Street. They are made of soft wood (cedar?) and painted green.

Cufflink

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1990.58.45
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Silver diamond shaped cufflink with Chinese character inset in the centre of the diamond.

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.13
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Wood desk with dark finish, four legs and a small top. It is probably from Chinese Benevolent Association's school.

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.28
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Wooden Chinese lap desk; a square of wood with rounded corners on top of a second identical piece of wood. The two pieces of wood are separated by two slats of wood, one on either side, so a compartment for paper storage is created. It is 35 by 2...

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.12
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Wood desk with dark finish, four legs and a small top. It is probably from Chinese Benevolent Association's school.

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.29
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Wooden Chinese lap desk, a square of wood with rounded corners on top of a second identical piece of wood. The two pieces of wood are separated by two slats of wood one on either side, so a compartment for paper storage is created. It is 35 by 28...

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2007.748.1
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Wooden school desk, from the Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA) building. It is dark wood and 30 inches tall by 24.5 inches long by 18 inches wide.

Dictionary

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.13
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Brown softcover Chinese/English dictionary. It is 10 x 18 x 9 cm.

Doily

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.731.1
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Three round crocheted lace doilies in small, medium and large sizes. A note in the bag reads 'Tableshawl/Edwardian/Chinese Embroidery 1900-1910.'

Doll

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1989.3.4A-B
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Doll with carved and painted wooden head and hands. The doll depicts a Chinese male figure in a green, colourfully embroidered robe. He wears white and pink floral printed pants under his robe. Part B of the artefact is a gold paper headdress.

Door

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.31A-B
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Doors from the Chinese Benevolent Association building, painted light green. The components are .31A swing door with knob, missing one half of one hinge; 31B stationary 'pinned' door, has hardware but no knob, has a pull chain release c...

Dress

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.195.6
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Chinese dress, purple with black trim and a blue inside. Donated inside out. Treated with moth balls.

Dress

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.16
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Chinese-style brown dress with high band collar and armpit to neck slash with snap closures.

Dress

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.195.4
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Chinese dress in black and purple. The zip side also has side snap closures. Treated with moth balls.

Dress

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.9
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Platinum-coloured cheongsam dress (short sleeved Chinese silk) with embroidery of baskets and tree branches with pale blue and pale coral. Also has maroon accents on the edge and collar. Appears to be unused. On May 17, 2012, the donor relayed t...

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