Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_991.72.10 - Picture

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CA CVM CVM_991.72.10

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Wood, fibre, silk, paper. Length-80 cm, Width-55 cm, Height-2 cm.

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Embroidered picture of two birds on a branch. The picture is matted. On the lower left and upper right side of the matting are strips of red paper with Chinese characters on them. The upper right characters indicate that the picture was given to Sue Lem Bing on his 70th birthday. The lower left characters give the name of the person who gave the present. The frame is made of wood. The back is sealed with brown paper.

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From the Sue Lem Bing property on Lewis St. off York St. The buildings on that property were demolished in July of 1991. Most artifacts came from the outlying buildings which were the living quarters for those Chinese who relied on Sue Lem Bing to find work for them. Sue Lem Bing was a work-boss for the lumber companies and lumber mill operators who came to rely on him to find laborers for them. This picture was given to Sue Lem Bing on his 70th birthday.


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226.3 KiB


December 15, 2015 4:43 PM

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