Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Address Plate

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.4
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This wooden address plate measures 8 by 33 cm. The numbers "824" are cut vertically into the wood and painted yellow. There are two nail holes, one on either end.

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...

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...

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...

Address Plaque Numbers

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.5.1-3
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Rusted metal numbers "825." Each number has four small holes in the metal for affixing the number. The number is probably from an adjoining building by the Chinese Benevolent Association building at 824 Agnes Street. This latter locati...

Tea Box

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.151.5A-B
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Ying Kee Tea Co. tin, from Hong Kong.

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...

Abacus

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.1
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Black wood abacus. A section of the right edge is missing at the back, allowing the panel to slide. Used by the donor's father at his store.

Red Box

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IHX1987.744.1A-B
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This little box has an illustration with cross-hatching on top. Appears to be a stylized landscape in portrait format.

Brown Silk Jacket

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2006.181.14
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Brown silk, padded jacket with toggle detail closures. The label reads: "Double Horse / Made in China / Pure silk M." The donor's father came to Victoria around 1917, while his wife and children remained in China. He later moved t...

Sewing machine

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.1A-F
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Treadle sewing machine. It is a Singer Manufacturing Co. one, serial number G-3864 (indicating it is from 1914). Used by the Law family of New Westminster. The components are: (.1A) sewing machine, drop head. Has a red fabric band attached to the...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

Bowl

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

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.13
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Wood desk with dark finish, four legs and a small top. It is probably from Chinese Benevolent Association's school.

Sewing notions

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.7
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Contents of IH2012.20.1F, a sewing machine drawer (from the donation of a sewing machine, IH2012.20.2a-b). The contents consist of 4 bobbins, some buttons, a buckle, a metal piece, and a homemade pin cushion. From a Chinese-Canadian family.

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.

Spoon

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

Sewing Machine Accessories

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH2012.20.3
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Contents of sewing machine (IH2012.20.2a-b) which was found in IH2012.20.1b, the sewing machine's drawer. This series consists of accessories such as bobbins, screw drivers, presser feet, shuttles, a belt fragment, and other items. From a C...

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...

Spoon fragment

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

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.12
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Wood desk with dark finish, four legs and a small top. It is probably from Chinese Benevolent Association's school.

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