Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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New Westminster Museums and Archives

Shears

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.7
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Large shears measuring 32 cm long (with a 14-cm cutting edge). The knuckle padding is sewn on. 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...

Blouse

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.195.1
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Silk Chinese blue blouse with double breast overlapping front and side closure. There are five side toggles, two are in groups of two, with two at the collar, and two at the breast corner. Has been treated with moth balls.

Blouse

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.195.2
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Silk Chinese-style blouse, light blue with an occasional floral spot in the silk and fancy toggle style closures. It has black piping detail near the edge. The underside overlapping front panel has a handkerchief pocket. Treated with moth balls.

Skirt

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.195.3
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Blue Chinese-style skirt. It has a side snap with hook and loop metal catches. Treated with moth balls.

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.

Skirt

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.195.5
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Chinese wrap skirt. It is composed of closed pleats in brown and black with a blue edge detail band with purple flowers. Blue top band has a centre toggle opening, with ties on the ends. Treated with moth balls.

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.

Archival material

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.211
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Documents including head tax certificate of Tee Lee Sing Kan; bylaws of Chinese Old Man's Home in Chinese and English; Kwong on Wo balance sheets on letterhead; directors list; and other Chinese documents.

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.

Toothbrush

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.39.2
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Wood handle from a toothbrush. The bristles are missing and the head is broken. Located at 822 Carnarvon Street, possibly an item from New Westminster's Chinatown.

Bottle

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.39.3
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Small glass medicine bottle with broken neck. Located at 822 Carnarvon Street, possibly a New Westminster Chinatown item.

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.

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.

Basketry over bottle

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2007.811.1
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First Peoples' basketry bottle. Basketry is woven around the bottle, on the diagonal and patterned with contrasting colour basketry. It is 18 cm tall. The top diameter is 5.5 cm. Made for souvenir trade? The bottle is a Chinese imported Ta ...

Water spray can

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2008.125.1A-B
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Water spray can. Looks like a small brass tin can with a tube across the top, with a small fill port and cap on the top. Might be home made, from a tin can. One would blow through the pipe on top, which would pick up water through the hole in the ...

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.

Basket

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2008.747.1A-B
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Round woven basket with three red tassels on top, a Chinese coin, and a red plastic loop handle. The basket is a dark brown colour. The basket contains three plastic bags with no numbered items. The bags contain the following: strips of lace trimm...

Spoon

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2008.87.1A-B
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Two ceramic spoons, of a Chinese style. The spoons are white with gold design in bowl and five inches long.

Pot

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.1044.12
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Soy sauce pot. This is brown pottery from the 1910-1930 period. Found in the soil beneath the Burr (Columbia) Theatre.

Pot

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.1044.13
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Tiger Whiskey pot. This is green pottery from the 1890-1910 period. Found in the soil beneath the Burr (Columbia) Theatre.

Spoon

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.1044.22
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Spoon porcelain fragment. Found in the soil beneath the Burr (Columbia) Theatre.

Spoon fragment

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.1044.31
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Porcelain spoon in blue with cherry blossoms.

Bowl

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2009.1044.42
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Porcelain bowl rim shard. It has a blue tint with dark blue decoration.

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 ...

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