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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.420
Description
Medicinal wine bottle; transparent green glass, sealed lid wrapped in metallic foil. Around the upper portion of neck an off-white label with light teal Chinese characters. On the main body of the bottle is an orange rectangular label with printed Chinese characters. Bottle has discolouration on th…
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.420
Description
Medicinal wine bottle; transparent green glass, sealed lid wrapped in metallic foil. Around the upper portion of neck an off-white label with light teal Chinese characters. On the main body of the bottle is an orange rectangular label with printed Chinese characters. Bottle has discolouration on the label on the bottom. Far right in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Marks/Labels
Label contains characters that are literally translated to: a brand name; "nourish"; "hygiene"; "medicine"; "wine"; and "tincture" (medical alcohol/wine). When adjusted for English comprehension, product is "Health tincture". The tincture includes a mixture of Chinese medicinal herbs with the addition of caterpillar fungus and turtle shell to replenish energy. It has the function of replenishing qi and invigorating qi, replenishing blood, nourshing the kidney,increasing male libido, treating the lack of appetite, refreshing the mind, getting rid of wind in the body, and improving circulation. The sale of all secret formulae non-pharmaceutical medicinal preparations in Canada is regulated by The proprietary or patent Medicine Act. This law legalizes the sale of such remedies only upon condition that the quantities of the potent drugs used in their manufacture are within the limitations set by an Advisory Board, and that these quantities are printed on the labels and wrappers used in connection with the medicine and, further, that no false, misleading or exaggerated claims or representations of a cure for any disease are made on the labels and wrappers, or in any other manner respecting this article.
Measurements
32 cm height x 9cm width
Maker
ZiBao Tang
Country Made
China
Province Made
Guangdong
Site/City Made
Guangzhou Xiguan
Title
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.725
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is the top spoon, first on the left, in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.725
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is the top spoon, first on the left, in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
7 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.726
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is the bottom spoon, first on the left, in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.726
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is the bottom spoon, first on the left, in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
14.5 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.727
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is second from the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.727
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is second from the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
7 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.728
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is second from the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.728
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is second from the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
7 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.729
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is furthest to the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.729
Description
White china spoon. Artifact is furthest to the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
7 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.757
Description
White porcelain bowl Artifact is third on the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.757
Description
White porcelain bowl Artifact is third on the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Measurements
7 cm height x 7 cm width x 7 cm length
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.758
Description
White ceramic plate with floral designs. Artifact is second from the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.758
Description
White ceramic plate with floral designs. Artifact is second from the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Measurements
8 cm width x 8 cm length
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.768
Description
White porcelain bowl with green-blue interior. Illustrations on outside of bowl. Artifact is first on the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.768
Description
White porcelain bowl with green-blue interior. Illustrations on outside of bowl. Artifact is first on the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Measurements
6 cm height x 12 cm width x 12 cm length
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.799
Description
Yellow paper plate with red border and floral designs. Artifact is first on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.799
Description
Yellow paper plate with red border and floral designs. Artifact is first on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Measurements
20 cm width x 20 cm length
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.800
Description
Yellow paper plate with red border and floral designs. Artifact is second on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.800
Description
Yellow paper plate with red border and floral designs. Artifact is second on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Measurements
20 cm width x 20 cm length
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1017
Description
Metal collapsible coathanger.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1017
Description
Metal collapsible coathanger.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Measurements
10 cm height x 30 cm width x 2 cm length
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1199
Description
Rectangular tin containing feathers.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1199
Description
Rectangular tin containing feathers.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Measurements
30 cm height x 5 cm width x 4 cm length
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1389
Description
Wooden tea crate. Ornate black border. Handpainted flowers and fruit surrounding orange painted label. Brown paper label featuring three Chinese characters.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1389
Description
Wooden tea crate. Ornate black border. Handpainted flowers and fruit surrounding orange painted label. Brown paper label featuring three Chinese characters.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E
Marks/Labels
Word for word translation of Chinese characters is as follows: river/ plain/ stream/ stone/ rock/ lapis/ ear. Chinese characters reveal the product was manufacturered by a pharmacy called Tai Chang Lian, located in Shanghuan, Hong Kong.
Measurements
26 cm height x 20 cm width x 20 cm length
Country Made
Hong Kong
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail

Portrait of Chinese woman and two young boys.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto9389
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 ; 13 x 8.5 cm
Scope and Content
A professional portrait of an unidentified Chinese woman and two young boys. She stands in the middle with a waist-high, split-leaf Philodendron next to her. The younger boy on the left is wearing shorts and the older boy on the right is wearing pants. In the back ground there is a wall with a bric…
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8.5 cm
Material Details
Back has Chinese characters and the number 18
Scope and Content
A professional portrait of an unidentified Chinese woman and two young boys. She stands in the middle with a waist-high, split-leaf Philodendron next to her. The younger boy on the left is wearing shorts and the older boy on the right is wearing pants. In the back ground there is a wall with a brick like pattern. The photographer's marking along bottom of matte is in Chinese.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Accession Code
BV017.7.199
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[ca. 1950]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
29-Jul-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Photograph of a Chinese man and woman.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto9390
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[ca. 1940]
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified Chinese man and woman. She is wearing a light col. jacket with a black blouse showing at the neck line. He is wearing a black tang-style jacket with a bit of white showing at the neck.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified Chinese man and woman. She is wearing a light col. jacket with a black blouse showing at the neck line. He is wearing a black tang-style jacket with a bit of white showing at the neck.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Accession Code
BV017.7.200
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[ca. 1940]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
29-Jul-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Portrait of Chinese boy.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto9391
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[ca. 1945]
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Professional portrait of an unidentified young Chinese boy. He is wearing a white shirt and dark shorts. In the back ground is a scenic painted wall. There is photographer's mark on the bottom of the matte in Chinese.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Professional portrait of an unidentified young Chinese boy. He is wearing a white shirt and dark shorts. In the back ground is a scenic painted wall. There is photographer's mark on the bottom of the matte in Chinese.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Accession Code
BV017.7.201
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[ca. 1945]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
29-Jul-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Photograph of four Chinese men.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto9394
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1975-1975
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of four unidentified Chinese men. They are standing on the grass with a border of flowers behind them. There are trees in the backgound. They are dressed in suits and vests. One man is holding an overcoat and the other three are holding hats.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of four unidentified Chinese men. They are standing on the grass with a border of flowers behind them. There are trees in the backgound. They are dressed in suits and vests. One man is holding an overcoat and the other three are holding hats.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Accession Code
BV017.7.204
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1975-1975
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Jul-2018
Scale
96
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[ca.1940]
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; hand-coloured ; 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of an unidentified little boy of Asian descent. The boy has short, dark hair and is wearing a white, short-sleeved, collared shirt tucked into a pair of dark blue knee-length shorts. He is wearing white open toe sandals. The boy is standing in front of a painted garden backdrop on…
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; hand-coloured ; 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Material Details
On the back side of the photograph is the number "2232" written in pencil.
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of an unidentified little boy of Asian descent. The boy has short, dark hair and is wearing a white, short-sleeved, collared shirt tucked into a pair of dark blue knee-length shorts. He is wearing white open toe sandals. The boy is standing in front of a painted garden backdrop on a pink, green and yellow floral carpet.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Accession Code
BV017.7.355
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[ca.1940]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Apr-2018
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[ca. 1940]
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; hand-coloured ; 16.5 cm x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of an unidentified toddler-age child of Asian descent. The child is wearing a yellow, collared, two-piece pant suit and brown, closed-toe shoes. The child is seated on a red and white tricycle in front of a green riser and sky blue backdrop. The flooring has a gray and white pattern.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; hand-coloured ; 16.5 cm x 11.5 cm
Material Details
On the front lower right corner of the photograph is an embossed print in Chinese characters "[…]" and "MING NGAD"
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of an unidentified toddler-age child of Asian descent. The child is wearing a yellow, collared, two-piece pant suit and brown, closed-toe shoes. The child is seated on a red and white tricycle in front of a green riser and sky blue backdrop. The flooring has a gray and white pattern.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Accession Code
BV017.7.356
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[ca. 1940]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Apr-2018
Images
Less detail
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 Asian 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 colou…
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
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
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 Asian 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.
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
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
Images
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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:13 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spen…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:13 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spent the spare time he had. He describes going as far as Washington State and Mission to watch car racing with friends when he was older. Ken speaks of his family as nominally Buddhist through his mother, who was from China. He recalls that, despite this, he and his brother were bused to Sunday school at a church near Joffre Ave. He talks of the activities and trips the church had for the children, whom, because of the distance, he didn’t see otherwise. He describes travelling with the school band, their fundraising, and their billeting arrangements.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:14:41 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:14:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne Rd., and watching sturgeon in them. He mentions spending time at the Luxury Freeze near Burnaby South High School, and at a church near Royal Oak Ave. north of Rumble St. which hosted a basement coffee house a few nights a week for the young people. Ken recalls going to Oilcan Harry’s club in downtown Vancouver when he was older. Ken describes his family’s closeness as his best memory of his youth, sharing his perspective that this closeness came from having a family business. Ken’s worst memory is of losing his grandmother, who had lived with his family. He discusses his extended family and relates how his father was born in Cranbrook because his grandfather, who had come to Canada in the 1880s, was gold mining there at the time. Ken describes the kinds of Chinese associations he remembers in Vancouver, and the services they offered. He recalls the New Year and Spring festivals they hosted. He mentions his family belonging to the Chow association, ‘Chow’ being his mother’s family’s name.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:16:19 min)
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church a…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:16:19 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church activities. He describes the main change to Burnaby as being its increased urbanization, remembering how he would contrast the quiet, slow-paced Burnaby of his youth to the bustle of Chinatown, where his father did his shopping. He mentions the increased density, the changes to the Metrotown area, and the much larger number of shops. He notes that warehouses were built across from his family’s property, which is still farmland. Ken recalls that he and his wife only looked in Burnaby for a house when they married, thinking Vancouver too busy and commercialized then. He finishes by relating an incident from elementary school, when he saw a UFO hovering over the edge of the school’s property.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

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Trades license for Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 textual record
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Trades Licencse from the Corporation of the City of Victoria issued to "Lim Yow, / Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. / 1620 Government St., / Victoria, B.C." for "Patent Medicines".
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 textual record
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Trades Licencse from the Corporation of the City of Victoria issued to "Lim Yow, / Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. / 1620 Government St., / Victoria, B.C." for "Patent Medicines".
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Accession Code
HV975.5.10ac
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1970
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Receipts from organizations

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1908-1953
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of seven receipts that were issued for the following organizations; Ching Wing Chun Society Reading Room 1941, 1952; Ching Wing Chun Society 1953; Victoria Kuomintang Communications Department 1922, 1926; Friends of Wounded Veterans 1940 and Victoria Chinese Benevolent Association 190…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Material Details
All receipts are written with Chinese characters
Scope and Content
File consists of seven receipts that were issued for the following organizations; Ching Wing Chun Society Reading Room 1941, 1952; Ching Wing Chun Society 1953; Victoria Kuomintang Communications Department 1922, 1926; Friends of Wounded Veterans 1940 and Victoria Chinese Benevolent Association 1908. The Victoria Kuomintang Communications Department receipts were issued to Ko Wun Shan, one of the four key KMT political leaders in Victoria at the time.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Wun Shan, Ko
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Accession Code
BV985.5331.10
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1908-1953
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Vivian Lee’s short film covers six decades of her life experience. The film tells the story of Vivian’s parents and their difficult time during the Second World War, including a harrowing journey on the Burma Road. Vivian describes her idyllic childhood in post-war Burma, where she was the sixth of…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Vivian Lee’s short film covers six decades of her life experience. The film tells the story of Vivian’s parents and their difficult time during the Second World War, including a harrowing journey on the Burma Road. Vivian describes her idyllic childhood in post-war Burma, where she was the sixth of eight children, and her life in Singapore and Hong Kong as a young woman. The film includes Vivian and husband Alan’s decision to move to Canada. The couple briefly lived in Burnaby for a short period, during which time their daughters were born. A short while later they moved to Vancouver to care for Alan’s parents. The film concludes with the couple’s return to Burnaby for their retirement, and Vivian’s expressions of appreciation for the many things that bring her joy.
History/Biography
Vivian Lee was born in Rangoon, Burma, in 1950. Her parents moved to Burma from China in the 1930s. Vivian was the sixth of eight children. Two older siblings were born in Burma, and survived a perilous escape from Burma along the Burma Road during the Second World War. Vivian was the first child to be born in post-war Burma, after her parents returned following the war. The family lived in Rangoon for a period, before moving to a home in the suburbs where Vivian spent an idyllic childhood. After graduating from university, Vivian moved to Singapore, and then to Hong Kong. She worked for a large pharmaceutical company in Hong Kong, where she met her husband, Alan. The couple emigrated to Canada with Alan’s parents (in the 1980s?). Daughters Cynthia and Adrienne were born in Burnaby, before the family moved to Vancouver to care for Alan’s parents. Alan and Vivian have recently returned to Burnaby for their retirement years. They are active volunteers and grand-parents, and Vivian has been developing her watercolour painting skills. Vivian produced the short film in order to pass the legacy of her family’s history on to her children and their offspring. She notes: “I am happy and honoured to share my life story with others in the community. I think it gives all of us a chance to contribute to the mosaic of our shared heritage. I am so proud to be a Canadian citizen and feel very fortunate to live in a multicultural society. I believe it is through sharing these life stories that will make us stronger as a nation.”
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Vivian Lee
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Lee, Vivian
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Community Hero: Recalling a Strathcona Story

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The digital video tells the story of Gee Lam’s childhood experience of growing up in the Vancouver’s East End neighbourhood known as Strathcona. His story revolved around his father’s friend Harry Con who was a community activist in the Strathcona neighbourhood, as well as a volunteer “spy” for the…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.12
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The digital video tells the story of Gee Lam’s childhood experience of growing up in the Vancouver’s East End neighbourhood known as Strathcona. His story revolved around his father’s friend Harry Con who was a community activist in the Strathcona neighbourhood, as well as a volunteer “spy” for the Canadian Armed forces in World War 2. Gee shares his personal life lessons learned from “uncle Harry” regarding the importance of standing up and fighting for what is right. Harry’s community contribution had embodied Martin Luther King’s social activist principles: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” In the eyes of Gee, Harry Con was an exemplary who modeled an old Chinese proverb: “Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown. To enjoy the benefits of the hard work of one’s predecessors.” Harry’s life of selfless contributions in shaping the Vancouver Chinese community will impact generations to come. This is a story that needs to be told to the next generation to encourage them to respect and remember that the benefits of a thriving community is derived from both past and present continuous collaborations for paving long term beneficial outcomes for everyone.
History/Biography
Gee Lam immigrated from Hong Kong and grew up in the Strathcona neighbourhood that was adjacent to Vancouver’s Chinatown. He is a long-time resident of Burnaby. He has lived in North Burnaby with his wife since 1985. He attended Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus and graduated in 1983. He obtained his M.Ed. in 2013 from SFU. He worked as a research assistant and workshop facilitator on the Elders’ Digital Storytelling project. He currently works at SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre on top of Burnaby Mountain.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Gee Chung Lam
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Lam, Gee Chung
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Our Journey is a tribute to Judy Schulz's mother who helped raise Judy's two daughters while Judy maintained her career. The film celebrates four generations of women in Judy's family, including her mother, herself, her daughters, and her grand-daughters. Judy's mother, Mrs. Suet Ping Yip, was born…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.13
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Our Journey is a tribute to Judy Schulz's mother who helped raise Judy's two daughters while Judy maintained her career. The film celebrates four generations of women in Judy's family, including her mother, herself, her daughters, and her grand-daughters. Judy's mother, Mrs. Suet Ping Yip, was born in 1922, and passed away in 2008. Judy was born in Hong Kong in 1955, and immigrated to Canada as an adult, later sponsoring her parents to join her. All of her five siblings soon followed. Judy's mother quit her job when Judy had her second daughter and helped to raise the two girls. Judy remembers her as a smart, kind, and hard-working mother and devoted grandmother. The girls knew her as "Pau Pau." Judy is proud to now be a "Pau Pau" herself, to two beautiful grand-daughters.
History/Biography
Judy Schulz has been a resident of Burnaby since 1980. She was born in Hong Kong and left home at age 17 first to England, and then immigrating to Canada in 1974. She originally settled in Vancouver. Though she had no family when she first arrived in Canada, her parents and all five of her siblings soon joined her in Canada. She worked in the medical field, and is now retired, but continues to live in Burnaby with Confederation Park as a favorite place to spend time.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Judy Schulz
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Schulz, Judy
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Alfred's Fountain Pen

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The video depicts the challenges of film maker Alfred Woo’s physical, social, and cultural transformation to a foreign country. Sentimentally prior to departing Hong Kong in 1954, Alfred was presented a fountain pen by some of his grade two classmates, a souvenir that he has cherished all these yea…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.15
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The video depicts the challenges of film maker Alfred Woo’s physical, social, and cultural transformation to a foreign country. Sentimentally prior to departing Hong Kong in 1954, Alfred was presented a fountain pen by some of his grade two classmates, a souvenir that he has cherished all these years despite losing contact with them long ago. In his seniority, he muses poignantly about the symbolism of this writing instrument and shares his wonderment about the destiny of these childhood benefactors.
History/Biography
Immigrating from Hong Kong to Canada as a child, Alfred Woo easily assimilated into the Canadian way of life at an early age and has enjoyed the best of both worlds. A law graduate, his professional career included service as a Crown Counsel, securities administrator, corporate executive, and as private practitioner. He also served in the Canadian Army (Reserve Force) as a legal officer and an artillery officer before being honorably discharged at the rank of Major. A Burnaby resident for over 30 years, and now retired, he continues to volunteer helping seniors, a community service club, and a veterans group.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Alfred Woo
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Woo, Alfred
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.58
Description
Picture with a wooden frame. Coloured picture of an island with mountains in the background. There are trees at the front of the picture. Beige matt board. "13005 Ellens Isle Loch Katrine" printed at bottom of picture.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria, B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.58
Description
Picture with a wooden frame. Coloured picture of an island with mountains in the background. There are trees at the front of the picture. Beige matt board. "13005 Ellens Isle Loch Katrine" printed at bottom of picture.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria, B.C.
Category
02. Furnishings
Classification
Art
Marks/Labels
"13005 Ellens Isle Loch Katrine" printed on bottom left corner.
Measurements
Frame: 30 cm height x 37 cm width
Picture: 20 cm height x 21 cm width
Subjects
Arts
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.310
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.310
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.311
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.311
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.312
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.312
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.313
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.313
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.316
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.316
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.317
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.317
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the left in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.318
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.318
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the second from the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.319
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.319
Description
White spoon; glazed ceramic. Artifact is the furthest to the right in the photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Service T&E - - Eating & Drinking Utensils
Measurements
13 cm length x 3 cm height
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1123
Description
Brown wooden walking stick. Bigger at the top and tapered to the bottom
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria, B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1123
Description
Brown wooden walking stick. Bigger at the top and tapered to the bottom
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria, B.C.
Category
03. Personal Artifacts
Classification
Personal Gear
Subjects
Personal Artifacts
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1124
Description
A small, unpainted wood stool.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1124
Description
A small, unpainted wood stool.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
02. Furnishings
Classification
Furniture - - Seating Furniture
Subjects
Furniture - Stool
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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Remittance promotion notice

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1921 and 1967]
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 p.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a one page notice handwritten in Cantonese in black ink on rice paper. The notice publicizes the service offered by Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co where money could be transferred by an individual bank to their country of origin. The rear of the shop acted as an unofficial post office …
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Bl…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 p.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a one page notice handwritten in Cantonese in black ink on rice paper. The notice publicizes the service offered by Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co where money could be transferred by an individual bank to their country of origin. The rear of the shop acted as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immgrants who needed a permanent mailing address. The notice was translated in English, the larger words translate to: "Our shop offers remittance service to Hong Kong. The process is faster than others no matter how much you are wiring. If the family of any overseas compatriots who are living in Hong Kong need money urgently, [we] can also speed up the remittance. Your patronage is very welcomed.". The smaller words translate to: "The valued customers have to take care of the remittance fee on your own. Connection to any city in the Canton province; fast and proper remittance."
Administrative History
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co (WSYWK) was an herbalist shop operating in Victoria from 1905 until 1967. From 1905 until 1926, the shop was located on Fisgard Street. In 1926, the shop relocated to 1710 Government Street where they ran the business until 1935 when they purchased "Wah Sun" in the Lee Block located at 1620 Government Street. Contents of both shops were combined with the elaborate fixtures of "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." installed at the front of the shop and the plainer fixtures of "Wah Sun" moved to the work and storage areas. The rear of the shop also operated as an unofficial post office for recent Chinese immigrants.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Documentary Artifacts
Names
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Accession Code
HV975.5.1534
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[between 1921 and 1967]
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.4206.1
Description
Pipe, bamboo, Chinese. There is a small hole at the bottom and a small piece of bamboo coming out of the pipe near the middle.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.4206.1
Description
Pipe, bamboo, Chinese. There is a small hole at the bottom and a small piece of bamboo coming out of the pipe near the middle.
Category
03. Personal Artifacts
Classification
Personal Gear - - Smoking & Recreational Drug Equipment
Measurements
60 cm length x 5 cm diameter
Subjects
Personal Gear
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.722
Description
White china vase with black design on top and neck; bird on branch with peach-coloured blossoms and green leaves on body of vase.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store “Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.”, Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.722
Description
White china vase with black design on top and neck; bird on branch with peach-coloured blossoms and green leaves on body of vase.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store “Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.”, Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
13 cm height x 7 cm diameter at widest part
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.730
Description
White china spoon. Object is first on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.730
Description
White china spoon. Object is first on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
4 cm height x 7 cm width x 2 cm length
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.731
Description
White china spoon. Object is second on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.731
Description
White china spoon. Object is second on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
3 cm height x 6 cm width x 2 cm length
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.732
Description
White china spoon. Object is third on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.732
Description
White china spoon. Object is third on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
3 cm height x 6 cm width x 2 cm length
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.733
Description
White china spoon. Object is fourth on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.733
Description
White china spoon. Object is fourth on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
3 cm height x 6 cm width x 2 cm length
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.735
Description
White china spoon. Object is first on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.735
Description
White china spoon. Object is first on the left in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
3 cm height x 6 cm width x 2 cm length
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.736
Description
White china spoon. Object is second on the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.736
Description
White china spoon. Object is second on the left in photograph
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
3 cm height x 6 cm width x 2 cm length
Subjects
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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