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Con Winnie - late 1930s

Collector/curator’s description, reads: “Late 1930s, Vancouver. Photo of Winnie Con as a bridesmaid in the wedding of Edward Wong and Adeline Mah. Winnie would later marry Quon Wong, a businessman based in Vancouver's Chinatown.”

Chan - Mary Lee - 1948

Collector/curator’s description reads: “1948, Vancouver. Portrait of Mary Chan who was best known as a community activist in Vancouver's Chinatown and surrounding neigbhourhoods. She and her husband Walter founded SPOTA: the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association. Along with her daughter Shirley, the Chan family organized the neighbourhood and stopped demolition and the building of a freeway through Vancouver's Chinatown.”

Vancouver Jubilee - 1936 - Shirley Temple meets Chinese Acrobat

Collector/curator's description reads: “1936, Vancouver. Photo of child actress Shirley Temple attending the Chinatown exhibition. The exhibition was part of Vancouver's Golden Jubilee celebrations. Temple is shaking hands with a young Chinese boy dressed in a silk costume whose stage name was ‘The Little Acrobat.’ Other young Chinese people, dressed in costume are on stage as well as an older man.”

Lai - Wing and son Tin Yew

Collector/curator's description reads: “1940s, Vancouver. Studio photo of a father and son: Lai Wing (left) and Lai Tin Yew. Wing worked on the railroad and later opened a barber shop in Chinatown. His son, Tin Yew, worked in sawmills and then ran Yip Hong Yuen bakery in Chinatown until his retirement.”

Dragon Parade 1958

Item is an amateur film of the 1958 Chinatown Dragon Parade. The film includes views of spectators lined up along the parade route, buildings and signs for businesses along Pender Street, and cars and groups participating in the parade. Footage includes many shots of men in a large dragon costume, the Vancouver Fire Department Band, and the Chinese Freemasons and Chinese Community School floats.

Vancouver Jubilee - 1936 - Shirley Temple in crowd

Collector/curator's description reads: “1936, Vancouver. Photo of child actress Shirley Temple attending the Chinatown exhibition. The exhibition was part of Vancouver's Golden Jubilee celebrations. Temple is flanked by two White men in uniform (likely police constables), a White woman. In the background we can see Wong Foon Sein (aka head of the Chinese Benevolent Association and dubbed the Mayor of Chinatown).”

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