Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Game

  • CA CHL CHL_1988.003.001
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CM 3702a Mah-Jongg Game Set Wood, brass ?, ivory, bamboo, ink, paper; wood cabinet with front door that slides upwards that reads: "Sparrow Set / Nade [sic] in China; cabinet has five drawers; top four drawers contain 36 ivory and bamboo tile...

Scarf, Table

  • CA CHL CHL_1988.003.002
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CM 3703 Table Scarf Silk with embroidery; square off-white, with pale pink, blue, gray, green floral and bird designs in Chinese style.

Handkerchief

  • CA CHL CHL_1988.027.004
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CM 3810 Handkerchief White, sheer silk, embroidered floral pattern in light purple, light blue, white, light pink and green; and cranes in white, black and purple; scalloped edges in medium pink edge stitch.

Fan

  • CA CHL CHL_1988.027.005
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CM 3811 Fan Green blue paper with water-colour floral design in dark green, light pink, dark pink and blue with silver veins on leaves and metallic brown band along top edge; paper glued to thin wooden struts attached to ivory struts near base/han...

Fan

  • CA CHL CHL_1988.027.006
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CM 3812 Fan White feathers painted with water-colours in floral design with two parrots(?) in bright green, dark blue and red; enhanced with gold paint; wax(?) pattern dribbled on; silvery-gold paint applied on top; feathers attached to open cut-w...

Currency (Chinese)

  • CA CHL CHL_1988.039.002a
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CM 3846a Chinese Banknote or Paper Money Dark brown graphics printed both sides of paper rectangle; face of man on front; water landscape on back; Numbered 034944. Lettering reads in part, "THE CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA / ... / TWENTY / YUAN".

Currency (Chinese)

  • CA CHL CHL_1988.039.002b
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CM 3846b Chinese Banknote or Paper Money Dark red graphics printed on both sides of paper rectangle; face of man on front; scene tower and buildings on back. Numbered 3B 436674. Lettering reads in part, "THE CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA / ... / TEN ...

Abacus

  • CA CHL CHL_1990.028.001
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CM 4185 Abacus Finished two compartment wood rack; smaller, upper section has two rows of wood beads [counters]; lower has five; all beads on parallel bamboo [?] rods fitted into rack lengthwise; rack held together by brass corners nailed on; wood...

Pipe

  • CA CHL CHL_1990.028.002a-f
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CM 4186 Pipe Six nickel [?] pieces fitted together; pipe (A) with long slender neck vertical from six-sided base container; small spout protrudes vertically from this; neck at 45 degree angle just before upper end; tobacco [?] container. (B) six-s...

Racks, Mah Jongg

  • CA CHL CHL_1990.054.001
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CM 3702b Mah Jongg Racks Long beige box with one corner of the lid being ripped. There are no markings except for tape around the edge at the bottom. The lid lifts off and inside the box are 4 Mah Jongg Racks. The racks are long with a little shel...

Bottle, Chinese Medicine

  • CA CHL CHL_1991.013.001
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CM 4305 Medicine Bottle Clear glass; bubbled; Chinese (?) characters on round base; vertical sides; one/third bottle's height is neck and spout.

Bottle, Chinese Medicine

  • CA CHL CHL_1991.013.002
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CM 4306 Medicine Bottle Clear glass; bubbled; Chinese characters (?) barely visible in glass on round base; vertical sides; one/third bottle's height is the neck and spout; brown shrunken cork inside.

Bottle, Chinese Medicine

  • CA CHL CHL_1991.013.003a-b
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CM 4307 Medicine Bottle (a) green clear glass; bubbled; blown cylinder tapered slightly to base; rounded shoulder; crack through body visible; (b) sheer top neck broken away from body; vertical sided tube; rim of spout broken away and missing.

Dress

  • CA CHL CHL_1991.033.005a-b
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CM 4470 Chinese Silk Dress The top has purple background with orange embroidery, trim and lining. Embroidery consists of trees, mountains, boat, bridge and pagoda. 27.5 mm slit up either side. Front ties and knots for fastening attached to rosette...

Shovel, Trenching

  • CA CHL CHL_1993.021.001
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CM 4699 Trenching Shovel Rectangular silver coloured cracked blade; handle meets shovel with 17.5cm wide lip; dark silver on one side, light silver on reserve side.

Cover, Table

  • CA CHL CHL_1997.053.001
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CM 5284 Table Cover Round cream coloured cotton table cover with scalloped edge; floral embroidered pattern in a darker cream.

Photograph of Wong Mui

  • CA CHL CHL_1999.029.069.009
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  • 1966-5-4

Photograph shows Wong Mui, a Chinese girl from Hong Kong, who has been financially adopted through the Foster Parents Plan by Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Batty of Chilliwack. The photograph was published in the Chilliwack Progress newspaper on page 24, May ...

The Chilliwack Progress

Chinese Worker Wing at Edenbank Farm

  • CA CHL CHL_2004.052.0633
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Photograph shows a Chinese Canadian worker from Edenbank Farm, named Wing. Signatures: "Wing and the shed he lived in at Edenbank" is written on the back of the photograph.

Edenbank Farm Group Portrait

  • CA CHL CHL_2004.052.0700
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  • 1899

Photograph consists of a group portrait at Edenbank farm, Sardis. Standing left to right: Gertrude Wells, Edwin Wells, Ray Wells, Harry Weeds, C.L. Reid, Frank Blackstock, Archie Atkinson, A.C. Wells. Seated left to right: Allen, Ernest Farrow, Mr...

Trunk

  • CA CHL CHL_2007.005.001
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Storage Trunk Wooden trunk; painted shiny black; 4 rectangular metal hinges at back; 2 metal handles on sides of trunk that have hook like details and a round stopper; front has metal clasp with scalloped edge detail (15.5cm L x 13cm H); right sid...

Dragon King Chinese Restaurant

  • CA CHL CHL_2010.005.0751
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  • 1997

Photograph shows the Dragon King Chinese Restaurant located at 46212 Yale Road East, Chilliwack. Photograph was taken by Norman Williams of Norman's Photographic Studio.

Williams, Norman

Chilliwack's Chinatowns: A History

Chad Reimer, PhD, follows dual trails of arson in his book that explores Chilliwack's Chinatowns, which were nearly lost to the past.

Reimer, Chadwick T., 1963-

Chinese domestic worker with William Smith

  • CA CHL CHL_P.Coll 120 Item 46
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  • 1896

Photograph consists of an unnamed Chinese domestic worker from the household of Lister Smith holding Lister's young son William Smith on his knee. Signatures: "L.N. Smith's baby & cook" written on original container.

Booen, James Orville

Chung family headstones

Black and white copy photograph showing a Chinese headstone of the Chung family written in both Chinese and English. Names on headstone read: Chung Bing Kee Father and Chung LIm Shee Mother. Signatures: "Photo of tombstones belonging to Wall...

Chinese graveyard markers

Black and white copy photograph showing two large stones in a lawn side by side, each with Chinese writing engraved. Signatures: "Photo of stones marking site of festivities at Chinese graveyard. Also located at Little Mountain with Chung�...

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