Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Fabric remnants

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.6
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Contents of IH2012.20.1C, a sewing machine drawer (from the donation of a sewing machine, IH2012.20.2a-b). Consists of a variety of salvaged and incomplete fabric pieces. From a Chinese-Canadian family.

Figurine

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IHX1987.743.1
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Ivory figurine of a Chinese man seated with an umbrella in his left hand and another object in his right hand.

Figurine

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IHX1987.1015.1
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Chinese figurine of a woman wearing traditional Dutch attire. Her apparel is a light blue hat, a dark blue apron, a pink skirt, brown shoes and a black jacket.

Flashcards with Box

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.13A-B
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The paper box reads 國音方字圖解 and is filled with square flashcards. The falshcards show the character on one side with the Bopomofo or Zhuyin method of transcription on the right of each character, along with a description below each character. The...

Ginseng Box

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.4A-B
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Ginseng Drops metal tin. The donor's father came to Victoria around 1917, while his wife and children remained in China. He later moved to New Westminster, then Vancouver. As a result of the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act, he was not able to br...

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.

Gramophone

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2015.19.1
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Tabletop gramophone owned by donor's father, Chong Hee, who went by Johnny when running the family store in New Westminster (his name was transcribed as Cheung). He was born in 1905, opened a Columbia Street store, another at Sixth and Carna...

Green Chinese Dress

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.15
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Short-sleeved green dress with high band collar. The armpit-to-neck slash opening has snap closures. The donor's father came to Victoria around 1917, while his wife and children remained in China. He later moved to New Westminster, then Vanc...

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.

Jar

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2008.230.1A-B
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Green glazed ceramic hexagonal jar, 3 1/2" high. Each side of the hexagon has a different botanical form in relief. It also has a cork stopper and netting to hold the jar. Possibly a Chinese ginger jar. The bottom is unglazed.

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.

Jar

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2003.39.1
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Brown-glazed stoneware vessel used for storing and transporting a wide variety of foodstuffs. Very likely Chinese.

Kimono

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IHX1987.651.1
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Blue silk embossed kimono. Black silk trim with coloured ribbon. Hand-stitched machine woven braid. Probably from Qing dynasty before 1911 and altered by someone non-Chinese; the sleeves are missing the embroidered border. Where the removed sl...

Knitting needles

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.8A-G
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These appear to be double-point knitting needles in a case. The items are: .8A-case, .8B-case end; .8C-F Four 8.75 inch long double point knitting needles (?); and .8G- a 8.75 thicker gauge aluminum double point knitting needles. Found inside IH...

Ladder

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2010.50.1
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Wooden ladder, fabricated from scraps of wood. From the Chinese Benevolent Association buildings.

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.

Metal piece

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.39.1
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Metal piece, made of brass or bronze. It is very small and likely from a necklace. Located at 822 Carnarvon Street, possibly from New Westminster's Chinatown.

Miniature

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.5A-B
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Miniature oilcan for a sewing machine, found in IH2012.20.1b, a sewing machine drawer (from the donation of a sewing machine, IH2012.20.2a-b). The contents are: .5A-oil can base, a half sphere with a flat bottom, and .5B-lid and nozzle for oil ca...

Painting

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1962.6.9
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Framed picture painted on silk with very heavy glass. Depicted are probably Chinese people. There is a woman in fancy dress with a hat sitting on a black pedestal. From Mary Aline Cox.

Painting

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1962.6.8
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Framed picture painted on silk with very heavy glass. Depicted are probably Chinese people. One man in fancy dress with a hat is sitting on a black pedestal. From Mary Aline Cox.

Pipe

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1987.44.6
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Opium pipe, Chinese?

Plate

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.27
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Decorated Chinese porcelain plate, dinner plate sized.

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.

Plate

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.25
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Decorated Chinese porcelain plate, side plate size (small).

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