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Opium Tin (Merchandising T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1978.172.001
  • Item
  • 1978-12-07

Local provenance. Found by Ed. Lee & Bill Spowart in basement of house in Chinatown after the 1960 fire tucked behind a beam. 2 marks. The larger one reads, モLi-yuanヤ (=Lai Yuan) which is an early high-quality brand supposedly imported from HK...

Lee, Ed

Sign (Advertising Medium)

  • CA NAN NAN_1975.022.001
  • Item
  • 1975-01-1

This sign was imported from China and mounted on the Kong Nam Low Restaurant located on the west side of in Nanaimo's Chinatown. The gold-painted Chinese characters read "Kong Nam Low" in Cantonese. Kong Nam means south of the river...

Lee, Ed

Theatre Chair (Furniture)

  • CA NAN NAN_1967.122.001
  • Item
  • 1967-11-20

Imported from China by the manager of the Lun Yick Chinese Opera House on Pine Street in Nanaimo's Chinatown. Lun Yick translated as 'group will benefit' and was the name of the group which bought the land to build the theatre in 19...

Lee, Ed

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