314 records – page 16 of 16.

wall hanging

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.21
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.21
Description
Chinese wall hanging
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Record Type
Artifact
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wall hanging

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact7021
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.22
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.22
Description
Chinese wall hanging
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Record Type
Artifact
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wall hanging

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact7022
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.23
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.23
Description
Chinese wall hanging
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Record Type
Artifact
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wall hanging

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact7023
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.24
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.360.24
Description
Chinese wall hanging
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Record Type
Artifact
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Wedding portait of Suey Ying Jung (Laura) and Puy Yuen Chan

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription4048
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1942]
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : sepia ; 800 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Suey Ying Jung (Laura) (R) and Puy Yuen Chan (L) posing for their wedding studio portait. The man is wearing a suit and the woman is wearing a black dress with a brooch.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Series
Lee family photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : sepia ; 800 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Suey Ying Jung (Laura) (R) and Puy Yuen Chan (L) posing for their wedding studio portait. The man is wearing a suit and the woman is wearing a black dress with a brooch.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Jung, Suey Ying "Laura"
Chan, Puy Yuen
Accession Code
BV017.24.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1942]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
01-Oct-2017
Scale
96
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Wedding portait of Sui Seo Ngen and Lee Ding Quai

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription4049
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[ca. 1920]
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : sepia ; 400 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sui Seo Ngen and Lee Ding Quai posing for their wedding studio portait. The couple is standing with Sui Seo Ngen wearing a flat hat and holding a purse; Lee Ding Quai holding a flat hat in left hand.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Series
Lee family photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : sepia ; 400 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sui Seo Ngen and Lee Ding Quai posing for their wedding studio portait. The couple is standing with Sui Seo Ngen wearing a flat hat and holding a purse; Lee Ding Quai holding a flat hat in left hand.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Lee, Ding Quai
Lee, Sui Seo Ngen
Accession Code
BV017.24.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[ca. 1920]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
400
Scan Date
01-Oct-2017
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Wedding portrait of Annie Jung and George Jong

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription14777
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
22 Oct. 1930
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Annie (Suey Kin) Jung (Chung) and George Jong on their wedding day. The photograph appears to be taken by Vancouver Chinatown photographer Yucho Chow in his portrait studio.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Series
Lee family photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Annie (Suey Kin) Jung (Chung) and George Jong on their wedding day. The photograph appears to be taken by Vancouver Chinatown photographer Yucho Chow in his portrait studio.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Jong, George
Jong, Suey Kin "Annie" Jung
Accession Code
BV020.38.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
22 Oct. 1930
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
18-Jan-2021
Scale
100
Photographer
Yucho Chow Studio
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Where is your food from?

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription14270
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 sound recording (mp3) (00:17:10 min)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part two in a series of three “Back to the Roots” podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part two is titled “Where is your food from?" The podcasts were created by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Faculty …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
UBC Partnership series
Subseries
Back to the Roots Podcast series - 2020 subseries
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 sound recording (mp3) (00:17:10 min)
Material Details
Podcasts hosts: Rose Wu; Wei Yan Yeong Guest: Denise Fong Music: prod. riddiman Podcast Date: October 2020 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all tracks: 00:17:10 min Photograph info: Store front of Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co in Victoria, B.C., 1975. BV017.7.191
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part two in a series of three “Back to the Roots” podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part two is titled “Where is your food from?" The podcasts were created by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia Faculty and while student interns at Burnaby Village Museum. In this series the students connect their knowledge of food systems to their shared Chinese heritage in order to discover how Chinese Canadian history is rooted in their local food systems. "Where is your food from?" explores contemporary versus historical alternative food movements and how early Chinese farmers in the lower mainland had to be creative in their business tactics in order to survive in a local food system that discriminated against their race. 00:00-02:45 The podcast opens with an audio clip from Harvard University professor and world renowned food journalist and author of "The Ominvore's Dilemma", Michael Pollan. Wei Yan Yeong and Rose Wu introduce themselves and their topic "Where is your food from?" They comment on the global philosophy "Eat local, think global" and question whether this philosphy ignores the struggles faced by local farms operated by immigrant workers back in the day. They comment "Unlike how these alternative food movements are heralded as sustainable, healthy, and even sometimes trendy now in today’s standards, for Chinese farmers, these alternative food movements were necessary for survival against discriminatory practices entrenched in the food system they were servicing." 02:46 - 06:21 This portion provides background on Chinese immigrant farmers and the establishment of "market gardens" or "truck farms". Rose and Wei Yan tell of how up to the 1970s, Chinese farms produced mostly European staples such as potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, corn and cabbage because there was no market for Chinese crops. Many of the Chinese immigrants were forced into farming and other menial jobs due to discriminatory practices that excluded them from other types of employment. The hosts provide a synopsis of Burnaby Bylaw Number 4, created in 1892, "The Chinese and Japanese Exclusion Bylaw" which prohibited any Chinese or Japanese person from working for the Municipality of Burnaby. Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong provides information on Chinese immigrants in Burnaby, how many of them were farmers in the Big Bend area and how hard it was for them to own land due to racial discrimination. Denise also refers to an article in"Harrowsmith" magazine (c.1980s) where thirty five Chinese-Canadians operated farms in Burnaby. 06:22 - 09:24 This portion provides a description of Chinese market farms and vegetable peddling. Background information about the history of market farms, truck farms and vegetable peddling in Burnaby and the lower mainland provided by Denise Fong. 09:24 - 12:03 This portion talks about the policies put in place to create further barriers to Chinese farmers. Denise Fong provides information regarding the civic bylaws that were created to restrict produce sales, fines and fees that were imposed on peddlers, establishment of green grocers, the Chinese Marketing Act, the establishment of organizations to support Chinese farmers including the Chinese Growers Assocation. 12:04 - 15:00 This portion talks about how Chinese-Canadians played important roles in conventional "long" food networks. Denise Fong provides information in how Chinese Canadians participated in the larger food distribution network in British Columbia. Denise shares a story of Chinese-Canadian Cecil Lee and how he introduced the import of Chinese mandarin oranges into British Columbia. 15:01 - 16:29 Final summary regarding the contraditions in our local food system that continue to persist today and how despite the improved status of Chinese-Canadians in British Columbia, cheap, migrant labourers continue to be an overlooked part of our local food system. This portion includes a recorded excerpt from M.L.A. Mabel Elmore regarding Temporary Foreign Workers (presented before the NDP caucous in 2015). 16:29 - 17:22 Credits, thanks and acknowledgements. Special thanks to Duncan McCue and M.LA. Mabel Elmore. Music created by P. Ruderman
History
Podcast hosts, Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong are University of British Columbia students in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and student interns at Burnaby Village Museum. Guest, Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of the Burnaby Village Museum “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture
Gardens - Market Gardens
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Names
Fong, Denise
Burnaby Village Museum
McCue, Duncan
Elmore, Mabel
Responsibility
Yeong, Wei Yan
Wu, Rose
Geographic Access
Marine Drive
Accession Code
BV020.28.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
2020
Media Type
Sound Recording
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Related Material
BV020.28.3; BV020.28.5
Notes
Title based contents of sound recording
For associated video recording of research interview with Denise Fong - see BV020.28.2
Compilation of Research Resources used by authors Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong include:
Lim, S. (2015). Feeding the "Greenest City": Historicizing "Local," Labour, and the Postcolonial Politics of Eating. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 24(1), 78-100. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/26195279
Mable Elmore’s statement on the plight of temporary foreign workers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF4_js0R-Mo&ab_channel=BCNDPCaucus
Michael Pollen’s speech at UBC Farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1n-kRJhPPQ&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=LFSLearningCentre
Gibb, Natalie & Wittman, Hannah. (2012). Parallel alternatives: Chinese-Canadian farmers and the Metro Vancouver local food movement. Local Environment. 18. 1-19. 10.1080/13549839.2012.714763.
Yu, J. (2014, March 31). The integration of the Chinese market gardens of southern British Columbia, 1885-1930 [R]. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0228676
Burnaby Village Museum, Interview with Denise Fong by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong, 2020. BV020.28.2 https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo14276
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Audio Tracks
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William Toy with grandaughters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription20348
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[197-]
Collection/Fonds
Harry Toy fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Toy standing together with his grandaughters, Melinda, Beverley and Christina Toy in front of the Canada Way Food Market located at 4694 Canada Way, Burnaby.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harry Toy fonds
Series
Harry Toy photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Toy standing together with his grandaughters, Melinda, Beverley and Christina Toy in front of the Canada Way Food Market located at 4694 Canada Way, Burnaby.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Canada Way Food Market
Babey, Beverley
Toy, William "Bill"
Toy, Christina
Geographic Access
Canada Way
Street Address
4694 Canada Way
Accession Code
BV023.25.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[197-]
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
See also BV023.16.19 - Interview with Harry Toy, Beverley Babey and Christina Toy
For associated artifacts from Canada Way Food Market see Accession BV023.17
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2023-12-01
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Wise Counsel on Social Etiquette

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary620
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.360.14
Physical Description
4, 9, 12 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Object History
Some books in this accession are marked: "Mr. Chan Y. Leong, 111 Pender St. E., Vancouver B.C., Canada, North America, Western H."
Sam Kee & Company merchants is the business located at 111 Pender St. E. Vancouver - originally owned by Chan Toy (many alternative names including Chang Toy) which was later run by Chang Yat Leong - presumably the same person as Chan Y. Leong.
Notes
Chinese language book
On double leaves, East Asian binding
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Woman with two boys

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription9547
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[ca. 1950]
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 cm x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentifed woman of Chinese descent standing with two unidentified young boys of Asian descent. The woman, in her late thirties or early forties, is dressed in a dark-coloured, long-sleeved, pant suit with black flat shoes and a black hand bag on her right hand. She has light col…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Series
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 cm x 9.5 cm
Material Details
On the back side of the photograph is the number "197" and Chinese characters "[…]" written in pencil, vertically.
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentifed woman of Chinese descent standing with two unidentified young boys of Asian descent. The woman, in her late thirties or early forties, is dressed in a dark-coloured, long-sleeved, pant suit with black flat shoes and a black hand bag on her right hand. She has light coloured turtleneck shirt underneath. The older, taller boy, on her right, has a dark pin-striped, double breasted suit with dark long pants and black, laced shoes. The younger boy has a lighter pin-striped, double breasted suit with dark long pants and black, laced shoes. The background shows a paneled divider on the left and an opening with heavy, dark drapes on the right.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Children
Names
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Accession Code
BV017.7.357
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[ca. 1950]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Apr-2018
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Workers outside of United Fraser Growers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription10549
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1938 and 1945] (date of original), 2019 (date of duplication)
Collection/Fonds
Herbert Yee Law family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers standing out front of the United Fraser Growers Ltd store, at its Keefer Street location. Herbert Law (Yee Law) is standing fourth from left. Law later purchased farmland in Burnaby.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Herbert Yee Law family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers standing out front of the United Fraser Growers Ltd store, at its Keefer Street location. Herbert Law (Yee Law) is standing fourth from left. Law later purchased farmland in Burnaby.
History
The United Fraser Growers Co-operative operated from 1934 until 1957. The head office was at 256 East Georgia in the 1930s and 341 Keefer Street in the 1940s and 1950s. The company was a wholesaler that purchased produce from Chinese farmers.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Law, Yee "Herbert"
United Fraser Growers Limited
Accession Code
BV019.11.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[between 1938 and 1945] (date of original), 2019 (date of duplication)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
08-Feb-2019
Scale
96
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Working on the green chain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription15193
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified Chinese Canadian men working on the green chain of Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Burrard Inlet and the north shore mountains are visible in the distance.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified Chinese Canadian men working on the green chain of Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Burrard Inlet and the north shore mountains are visible in the distance.
History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Kaur Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sarjit Kaur Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Siddoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), Runjeet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Occupations - Millworkers
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Barnet Marine Park
Accession Code
BV019.32.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Yuen Sun Toy with grandaughters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription20351
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[197-]
Collection/Fonds
Harry Toy fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Yuen Sun Toy standing together with her grandaughters, Melinda, Beverley and Christina Toy outside of the Canada Way Food Market located at 4694 Canada Way, Burnaby. Sign for International Meat Market is visible in the background.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harry Toy fonds
Series
Harry Toy photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Yuen Sun Toy standing together with her grandaughters, Melinda, Beverley and Christina Toy outside of the Canada Way Food Market located at 4694 Canada Way, Burnaby. Sign for International Meat Market is visible in the background.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Children
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Canada Way Food Market
Babey, Beverley
Toy, Christina
Toy, Yuen Sun
Geographic Access
Canada Way
Street Address
4694 Canada Way
Accession Code
BV023.25.12
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[197-]
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
See also BV023.16.19 - Interview with Harry Toy, Beverley Babey and Christina Toy
For associated artifacts from Canada Way Food Market see Accession BV023.17
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2023-12-01
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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