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Hune - Jacqueline Tse Gar Yin

Collector/curator's description reads: “Circa 1939, Vancouver. On location photo of a Chinese opera. The young girl on stage, to the right, is Tse Gar Yin. Born in China, at the age of 14 she began training with a Chinese opera troupe. She learned to read and write Chinese by memorizing operas. Yin arrived in Canada in 1938 and performed in Vancouver until May 1940. She continued to act throughout North America before retiring in Toronto in 1957 to raise a family. By then she was known as Jacqueline Gar Yin Hune.”


Program for opera staged May 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 2014, at the York Theatre. "A new opera by Tobin Stokes and Margaret Atwood," based on the death of Pauline Johnson.

Unidentified opera performer

Collector/curator's description reads: “Circa 1930s, Vancouver. Photo of an unidentified Chinese opera performer dressed in an elaborate stage costume. Photo appears to be taken outside the studio, likely on a stage or set. Yucho Chow's seal has been embossed in frame (right, bottom). The photo was found in a collection that was kept at the Ming Wo Cookware store in Vancouver, B.C.”