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Item : 2021-034.512 - Artwork - 1934 - family tree

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Artwork - 1934 - family tree

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  • Statements of responsibility: Yucho Chow family - Philip Chow family
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AM1688-S2-F1-: 2021-034.512

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  • 1934 (Reproduced 2021) (Creation)
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    Chow, Yucho

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12 photographs : raster image (image/jpeg) ; 8075x7200 pixels (27 MiB)

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(1876-1949)

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Born in Hoy Ping, Kwong Tung (Kaiping, Guangdong), China in 1876, Yucho Chow (Chinese: 周耀初) arrived in Vancouver in 1902, paying the discriminatory Head Tax then imposed on Chinese immigrants to Canada as a mechanism for discouraging immigration. Little is known about his early years in Vancouver; he offered translation and interpretation services and may have worked as a house servant. Chow established his photography studio at 68 West Hastings Street in 1907, photographing families, individuals, and organizations, many of whom were recent immigrants to Canada. Chow welcomed clients from any background, and as such, his work documents diverse communities that have traditionally been excluded from dominant narratives of Vancouver’s history. Chow operated the studio with assistance from his seven children, working out of 68 West Hastings Street from 1907-08, 5 West Pender Street from 1909-1913, 23 West Pender Street from 1914-1929, and 518 Main Street from 1930 until his death in 1949, when his sons Peter and Philip took over the business. Yucho Chow was recognized in Chinatown as a community leader and philanthropist.

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Collector/curator’s description reads: “1934. Artwork of Family Tree created by Yucho Chow. Top row: Yip Shee Quon (aka Mrs. Yucho Chow wife #2); Mrs. Yucho Chow (wife #1); Yucho Chow. Middle row (left to right): Jessie; Rose; Bick Lin; Mabel; Peter. Bottom row: Henry; Philip; Jack; Samuel.”

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Use is restricted to research, private study and educational purposes based on donor agreement. Reproduction for exhibition, publication or commercial use requires permission from the donating family or organization. Please see archivist for details.

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2021-10-28

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