Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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New Westminster Museums and Archives

Sculpture

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.26.2
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Relief sculpture of Soong May-ling's face in profile, a copper coloured ceramic circle, there are three etched Chinese characters (___ Ji_ng f_rホn, Mrs. Chiang), and initials "PR", diameter is 22.8 cm. Soong May-ling has her hair ...

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_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...

Transom window

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.30A-B
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Natural wood transom windows, split pane with wooden mullion with latch and hinges attached, from the New Westminster Chinese Benevolent Association building. These were reportedly the transom windows over the central hall doors.

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...

Address Plate

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.4
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This wooden address plate measures 8 by 33 cm. The numbers "824" are cut vertically into the wood and painted yellow. There are two nail holes, one on either end.

Address Plaque Numbers

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.5.1-3
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Rusted metal numbers "825." Each number has four small holes in the metal for affixing the number. The number is probably from an adjoining building by the Chinese Benevolent Association building at 824 Agnes Street. This latter locati...

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."

Pipe

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1987.44.6
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Opium pipe, Chinese?

Teapot

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1988.8.2A-C
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Teapot with a Chinese motif. It comes with a lid and a padded wicker case for the teapot.

Bowl fragment

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1988.87.51
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Bowl fragment. It is blue on grey and has a blue back, Chinese style.

Jar

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1988.87.73
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Base and partial portion of the side of a black ceramic jar of Chinese origin. Poor condition.

Bottle

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1988.87.78
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Clear glass bottle with a black lid and a red label. The label has Chinese characters and the English text "POISON" and "Kwong Chai Tong."

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.

Tea pot

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1990.37.1A-B
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Chinese tea pot with floral and family life patterns, along with gold accents.

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.

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.

Glass bead

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1995.53.1
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White Chinese fan tan bead for gambling, possibly pre-1890, found at an excavation in New Westminster.

Plate

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1996.47.16
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Small, round china plate with a colourful Chinese scene depicting three people. There is a linear zigzag pattern around the border.

Stool

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1997.24.1
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Wooden stool. It has a rectangular seat with two straight board legs with inverted "V" cut outs at the bottom of both legs, creating four feet. The donor said it was from the Chinese Benevolent Association on Victoria Street in New Westm...

Basket

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1997.32.1
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Large wicker basket/suitcase with a handle. The suitcase has a dark brown border, with strips of light brown decorating, leather patching on the corners. "CC Shiu" is written in black on one side; on the other in the label holder is &q...

Lute

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1997.33.1-.2
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Wooden Chinese lute with a bamboo bow. Bow has horsehair strings but is unstrung. Located circa 1950 in a Chinese building on Carnarvon Street at the 800/900 block, odd side.

Instrument

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1997.33.3A-D
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Chinese musical instrument. It has a cylindrical-shaped body with a long thin neck and two pegs. Located circa 1950 in a Chinese building on Carnarvon Street at 800/900 block, odd side.

Instrument

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1997.33.4A-D
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Chinese musical instrument. It has a cylindrical-shaped body with thin neck and two pegs and is decorated with snake skin. Located circa 1950 in a Chinese building on Carnarvon Street at 800/900 block, odd side.

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.

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