Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_991.72.17-.18 - Tin

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CA CVM CVM_991.72.17-.18

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Metal. Length-23 cm, Width-14.5 cm, Height-7 cm.

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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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From the Sue Lem Bing property on Lewis St. off of 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.


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267.3 KiB


December 15, 2015 7:40 PM

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