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Yearbook

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.14
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A large paperback Chinese almanac written in Chinese except for some pages which have many English words. The pages are bound with thread or string which literally has sewn the pages together. Over the spine and binding a red tape has been applie...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.26
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A square, cake tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). The inside and bottom of the tin and bottom of the lid are unpainted. There are many small painted Chinese characters on both parts. The only English ...

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_006.38.1
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A wooden Chinese sign. Red with cream-coloured Chinese characters, reading "Branch of Dart Coon Club." Has a picture frame-like border. Wire on back for hanging.

Lantern

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.12
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A folding Chinese lantern from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). It consists of two round wooden blocks of unequal size, connected by two, long parallel, thin, metal rods. On the outside of the smaller of the two blocks is a metal ...

Game

  • CA CVM CVM_984.11.1
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A wooden Chinese checkers board. It is rectangular and is divided into 72 squares (8 x 9), marked off in pencil. The three Chinese figures down the centre are 7, 14 and 21. In the days of steam logging the Chinese would while away the few idle ho...

Coin

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.8
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A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

Coin

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.7
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A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

Coin

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.6
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A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

Calendar

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.28
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A 12-page, 12-month 1975 calendar from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It consists of a single, rectangular sheet with the smaller, individual calendar pages, attached near the bottom of the sheet. Occupying most of the sheet is a copy o...

Calendar

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.30
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A six-page, 12 month calendar from the Bank of Montreal. It consists of a back sheet, to which the pages (2 months each) are attached, on the lower half. On the upper half is a black and white sketch titled; Pender Street at Main Vancouver China...

Empress and Western Ladies

  • CA LYTT LYTT_2013.31.01
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Framed print - original photo c1903 Dowager Empress Tz'u - hsi, seated, with delegation of western ladies: Mrs. Evans, wife of American Minister to Peking; Mrs. Conger, wife of American Admiral and Miss Carl, portrait painter.

Chinese Coin

  • CA LYTT LYTT_1996.27
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Discoloured metal with Chinese characters

Chinese Basket

  • CA LYTT LYTT_2013.02.08
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2 piece bamboo woven basket with glass ring, coins and beads

Abacus

  • CA LYTT LYTT_2000.12
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  • [1900]

Maker's metal label "Lotus Flower Brand. Made in the People's Republic of China"

coin

  • CA YHS YHS_995.4.22
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Chinese coin with square hole in middle

coin

  • CA YHS YHS_984.15.2
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Szechwan Province Emperor Ch'ien Lung 1736 - 1795 Called Empire Cash coins made of cast bronze

coin

  • CA YHS YHS_984.15.1
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Chikiang Province Emperor Ch'ien Lung 1736-1795 Called Empire Cash coins, made of cast bronze

Unidentified Chinese woman; circa 1910.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.0067
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An old Chinese woman in traditional Chinese attire, sitting in front of a dark background. She is holding a white cloth in her left hand. See also P 1546, P 1855, P 2220, P 2223.

Hoy, C. D.

Canister

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1959.0339.0002.A-B
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A circular, metal canister that has copper-coloured sides and lid. On the side of the canister in red paint are Chinese characters. On the side of the lid and canister is a seam. The inside of the canister is a silver metal and is slightly rusty. ...

House Rules (Gambling House)

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_2007.0051.1248
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Rectangular piece of paper with Chinese characters written in black ink. Paper is off white. Possibly game rules. Ph2 2007

Vertical Scroll Expressing Good Wishes

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_2007.0051.1247
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Rectangular piece of paper with Chinese characters written in black ink. Paper is orange with gold flecks. Ph2 2007

Vertical Scroll Expressing Good Wishes

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_2007.0051.1198
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Rectangular piece of paper with Chinese characters written in black ink. Paper is bright red. Ph2 2007

Lunar Calendar, Chinese

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_2007.0051.1215
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Rectangular piece of paper with Chinese characters written in black ink. Paper is bright red. Possibly a calendar. Ph2 2007

Shrine, religious

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_2007.0051.1277
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Shrine of the kitchen god. Wooden shrine painted dark brown. Rectangular in shape with a peaked roof. Four boards of shrine on front are painted red with black Chinese characters inscribed on it. PH2 2007

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