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Box

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact89918
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.6.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.6.1
Description
box; to ship and sell mandarin oranges; rectangular, corrugated cardboard box; single piece of cardboard, folded to form box; locking tab lid; oval cut outs in sides and lid for air circulation and for carrying; interior is plain brown cardboard; exterior has white, orange, and green text and illustrations beneath a wax coating. Colourful illustrations of mandarin oranges on sides and lid of box; text on front, back, and lid reads: "CHINESE / MANDARIN / ORANGES"; text on one side in French and other side in English reads: "THE ORIGINAL CHINESE / MANDARIN / CHINA NATIONAL CEREALS, OILS & FOODSTUFFS IMPORT & EXPORT CORPORATION / PRODUCT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA / [text in Chinese] / MINIMUM 31 PCS. PER BOX"."
Object History
As a produce buyer for Kelly Douglas, Cecil Lee worked closely with local farmers along Marine Drive and in the Fraser Valley. The Burnaby company was one of the largest food distributors in Canada. In the mid-1970s, Lee was asked to oversee the import of Chinese mandarin oranges into Canada. Until that time, mandarin oranges had come from Japan and were sold in the winter, especially at Christmas. When the Japanese market could no longer keep up with demand, Kelly Douglas looked to China. The company relied on Lee’s cultural knowledge to build this very profitable part of their business. Lee designed the cardboard Chinese mandarin orange box to replace wooden containers. The iconic design required no glue or staples, making it possible for farmers to assemble and pack the boxes as they picked the oranges.
Reference
For other records in this collection see: Business records series of Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Object Term
Box, Food Storage
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Container - Box
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Occupations - Grocers
Name Access
Lee, Julie Cho Chan
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Record Type
Artifact
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D. Gillander's Threshing Outfit

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto1102
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24.5 cm, mounted on card 30 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of D. Gillander's Threshing Outfit standing together in a field in Elva, Manitoba, with teams of horses and threshing machinery visible in the background.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
1913
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24.5 cm, mounted on card 30 x 35 cm
Accession Code
HV972.165.207
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of D. Gillander's Threshing Outfit standing together in a field in Elva, Manitoba, with teams of horses and threshing machinery visible in the background.
Subjects
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Transportation - Horses
Geographic Access
Manitoba
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/8/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Western Photo Company
Notes
Photographer's mark on recto of card mount reads: "Western Photo Co. Napinka, Man. and Oxbow, Sask."
Photographer's title (exposed) on recto reads: " -D. Gillander's Threshing Outfit - Elva 1913"
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Farmer Boy

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo9678
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Film and Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (6 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
This film is created was Lester Gierarch. Part of the Gierach heritage his father instilled in him was the work ethic of “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” This film shares Lester’s happy memories of working on the Y.Y. Sim farm, in Cloverdale, B.C., when he was …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Film and Video collection
Series
Elders Digital Storytelling project series
Date
2016
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (6 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Accession Code
BV016.37.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
This film is created was Lester Gierarch. Part of the Gierach heritage his father instilled in him was the work ethic of “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” This film shares Lester’s happy memories of working on the Y.Y. Sim farm, in Cloverdale, B.C., when he was 15 years old. He worked hard alongside Chinese men and women who were new immigrants to Canada as he helped to harvest lettuce and celery for 80 cents an hour. Through this experience Lester grew comfortable working with people of another culture who also knew the importance of working hard.
History/Biography
Lester Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years.
Creator
Lester E. Gierach
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Gierach, Lester
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Surrey
Notes
Transcribed title
The film was produced in 2016 as part of the Elders Digital Storytelling project. Digital storytelling is a form of narrative that creates short movies using relatively simple media technology. The project began in 2014 funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and AGE-WELL NCE grants. In partnership with the City of Burnaby, digital storytelling workshops were offered in Burnaby. The workshops helped older adults create short autobiographical films that tell a special story in their lives, complete with music, photos and narration. This film was produced at one of those workshops.
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Farmland

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto603
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of cultivated farmlands and rows of different kinds of crops. In the centre are low lying plants, possibly strawberries, and to the left, there are tall deciduous trees. To the right are waist high shrub-like trees. There are workers harvesting from this crop, that could possibly be r…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Accession Code
HV977.123.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of cultivated farmlands and rows of different kinds of crops. In the centre are low lying plants, possibly strawberries, and to the left, there are tall deciduous trees. To the right are waist high shrub-like trees. There are workers harvesting from this crop, that could possibly be rasberries. The property could belong to Bernard Hill, who owned 24 acres of farmland, mostly of strawberries.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Crops
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Farm workers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto38856
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers in the field picking crops on the farm belonging to F.J. Hart. The property was on the corner of Douglas Road (later Canada Way) and Sperling Avenue although the Hart House was located at 6664 Deer Lake Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers family photograph series
Description Level
Item
Record No.
477-175
Accession Number
2007-12
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers in the field picking crops on the farm belonging to F.J. Hart. The property was on the corner of Douglas Road (later Canada Way) and Sperling Avenue although the Hart House was located at 6664 Deer Lake Avenue.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Farm workers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto66236
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 8 cm (oval, sight) on sheet 15 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of four unidentified farm workers at the farm of Claude Hill.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers family photograph series
Description Level
Item
Record No.
477-949
Accession Number
2007-12
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 8 cm (oval, sight) on sheet 15 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of four unidentified farm workers at the farm of Claude Hill.
Subjects
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - 5730 Buckingham Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Hill brothers on a hay wagon

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto621
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys and a dog riding on a mound of hay on a wagon. There is a man leading the horse pulling the wagon. This photograph was reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 31. The caption reads: "Hill brothers and pet dog hitching ride on hay wagon on father…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Accession Code
HV977.123.27
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys and a dog riding on a mound of hay on a wagon. There is a man leading the horse pulling the wagon. This photograph was reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 31. The caption reads: "Hill brothers and pet dog hitching ride on hay wagon on father's farm. Chap leading horse is probably remittance man often hired in those days." The description for photo 204-789, a cropped copy of this photo, identifies the boys as the Hill brothers Frank, Claude and Gerry and their pet dog riding on hay wagon on their father's farm.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Crops
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Wagons
Names
Hill, Arthur Claude
Hill, Francis Leonard "Frank"
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Hill remittance men

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto35933
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of English remittance men who worked on the farms of the Hill brothers, standing on the porch of the Bernard R. Hill house.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
204-793
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of English remittance men who worked on the farms of the Hill brothers, standing on the porch of the Bernard R. Hill house.
Subjects
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Lewis family

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto35698
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1903 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Lillie Lewis (sister - later Lillie Porter), William Lewis (father), Evelyn Lewis (sister), and Ernest Lewis (brother) picking strawberries at the side of their house. Note the apple trees all around. The other people in the picture are unidentified hired help.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1903 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
204-556
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Lillie Lewis (sister - later Lillie Porter), William Lewis (father), Evelyn Lewis (sister), and Ernest Lewis (brother) picking strawberries at the side of their house. Note the apple trees all around. The other people in the picture are unidentified hired help.
Photographer
Cooksley, William Thomas
Subjects
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Occupations - Farmers
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Lewis, Ernest
Lewis, Evelyn
Lewis, William
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4th Street
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Second Street Area
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Louis Claude Hill's Strawberry Farm, Burnaby BC

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto991
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1902
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.7 cm mounted on grey card 15.0 x 20.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of immigrant workers in the field picking strawberries on the farm belonging to Claude Hill. On the left, the Hill family home, Brookfield, can be seen. Claude Hill's daughter, Kitty Hill, is sitting on the steps of the house. The property is the current site of the Burnaby Village Muse…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
1902
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.7 cm mounted on grey card 15.0 x 20.0 cm
Accession Code
HV973.40.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of immigrant workers in the field picking strawberries on the farm belonging to Claude Hill. On the left, the Hill family home, Brookfield, can be seen. Claude Hill's daughter, Kitty Hill, is sitting on the steps of the house. The property is the current site of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Names
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
15/8/2006
Scale
100
Photographer
Cooksley, William Thomas
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Inscribed on the negative and (therefore) printed on recto of photograph reads: "L.C. Hill's Strawberry Farm, Burnaby, B.C." and "W.T. Cooksley, New Westminster, B.C."
Note written in red pencil on the card reads: "1902 - Grandview H.WAY"
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opium bottle

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact85450
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV015.23.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV015.23.1
Description
Small shouldered bottle with a lip and it would have had a cork. The body of the bottle is cracked
Object History
These items were found under the Ceperley House Gardener's/Chauffeurs Cottage during repairs in the 1990's.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Medical & Psychological T&E - - Medical Accessories
Object Term
Bottle, Medicine
Measurements
Measurements: diameter of bottle 1.9 cm, diameter of neck 1.1 cm. height 4.6 cm
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Container
Drugs
Gardens
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Record Type
Artifact
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