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Postcard

  • CA CVM CVM_013.29.1
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A lightweight, cardstock postcard with an original watercolour and ink painting of a Chinese junk under sail. The junk hull, sails and sailor are made from paper applique with the finer details (lines, mast, steering oar) drawn in with black ink. ...

Print

  • CA CVM CVM_992.13.1
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This is a print by Ron Woodall of the remaining buildings in the Duncan Chinatown area in 1970. On the right is Sue Lem Bing's Pekin Restaurant. The building on the left shows the Chinese Free Masons on the right of the lower floor. These bui...

Quern

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.1-.4
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Stone quern used to grind rice. Rice is mixed with water and put in the hollowed top stone. The wooden handle is turned to grind the rice. Each stone has small grooves on the friction sides. The ground rice comes out the large stone grooved spout....

Receipt

  • CA CVM CVM_993.27.4
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A receipt for groceries probably for food delivered to the door. Chinese characters appear at the top with numbers below.

Receipt

  • CA CVM CVM_993.27.5
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Receipt for groceries probably for food delivered to the door. Chinese characters appear at the top with numbers below.

Runner

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.6
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A black table runner with a red border and three multi-coloured, embroidered baskets with flowers, one in the centre and one at each end.

Scale

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.1-.2
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Scales in a wooden case. The case has two halves in a rough guitar shape that fit together to enclose the scales. The scales consist of one small brass plate hung from a polished bone or ivory stick that has markings and measurements on it. Ther...

Scarf

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.7
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Ladies pale yellow, woven scarf with a floral design in the same colour. Narrow hemmed sides and fringed ends.

Scarf

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.12
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Cream coloured woven scarf with stripes in the same colour and a narrow hem around all edges.

Scoop

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.5
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A basket woven as a large scoop for grains, used in the kitchen. It has a flattened lip where the basket is open at one end. The basket then forms a deep cavity for the grains to sit in it. Chinese manufacture.

Sieve

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.1
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A rice chaff separator made of natural fibres woven and stretched over a circular wooden frame made of two hoops, one inside the other; the weave is held between the two hoops. The hoops are made of strips of wood which have been bent, tapered an...

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_010.8.1
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A thick wooden sign painted white with red Chinese lettering. The characters were carved first to give the sign dimension.

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_010.31.1-.2
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Bowler hat-shaped, wood sign with two metal pieces on the back. One of the metal pieces is in the top right corner and extends above the top. The other one is on the left side, and extends out the side.

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.

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.8
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A wooden sign with three Chinese characters on it. The sign is painted on a single board which has bowed or warped. The symbols mean Quon Chong Grocery.

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.21
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A straight-cut, long, plain skirt with a blue and purple woven geometric leaf design. There is a cotton band at the waist and a right side opening.

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.14 b
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A long, straight skirt with drawstring at waist and right side. Front hook and eye and snap closure. Small pleats all around with corded trim at each pleat edge and zig-zag braid matching inside jacket sleeve on sides of front and back panels. Tur...

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.9c
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Long, slightly flared, six-gored skirt. Light grey satin finished silk White cotton waist band with tape draw string. Right front side closing with four metal snaps and two hooks and eyes at waist. Front and back gore seams trimmed with green lac...

Sleeve

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.2-.3
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One pair of sleeve protectors (called oversleeves). They are woven of natural fibres. Of the same design, they are not the same height; they are either from different pairs or one has been stretched more than the other. They have a kind of woven h...

Spoon

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.6
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A large, one-piece, metal spoon from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). Near the end of the rounded handle, is a large, oval hole. The scoop is egg-shaped. On the underside of handle, near the scoop, is a long, narrow, rectangular, i...

Spoon

  • CA CVM CVM_997.5.108
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A white ceramic spoon with pink and green flowers in the bowl. It is of Chinese origin.

Teapot

  • CA CVM CVM_000.38.1
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A black Chinese teapot made of black clay with pewter driven into it. Dragons decorate the outside of the pot. The spout has two small brown knobs or balls on it. The handle has broken off. One of the rings that the handle was attached to is st...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_997.63.3
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An oval tin with an attached lid. A paper label is attached to the front and back with Chinese characters and a rooster is impressed within oval lines. On the lid are raised Chinese characters and a central design.

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.21a,b
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An Almond Cake Tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). One end and side of tin are Chinese characters. On the other side and end are the words ALMOND CAKE. The sides of the tin also list the ingredients an...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.17-.18
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A "Dried Sliced Beef" tin with lid manufactured by the Yee Yuen Co. H.K., 17 Wing Fung St., W. Hong Kong, Tel.727948. On the lid is a picture of a pastoral North American farm scene. There are Chinese characters all over the tin.

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