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Series S6 - Paul Yee photographs

Shop exteriors in Calgary Chinatown "United chop-suey" sign in Calgary Chinatown Interior of a room in Calgary Chinatown Buildings and parked cars in Calgary Chinatown Interior of the Silver Grill Café in Fort McLeod, Alberta Interior of the Silver Grill Café in Fort McLeod, Alberta Interior of the Silver Grill Café in Fort McLeod, Alberta Interior of the Silver Grill Café in Fort McLeod, Alberta Interior of the Silver Grill Café in Fort McLeod, Alberta Chinese buildings in Fort McLeod, Alberta Chinese buildings in Fort McLeod, Alberta Horse-drawn wagon Horse-drawn wagon Habitat Forum at Jericho Beach hangars Habitat Forum at Jericho Beach hangars Pender Guy information booth at Habitat Chinatown festival Pender Guy information booth at Habitat Chinatown festival B.C. Federation of Chinese Students booth at Habitat Chinatown festival Habitat Chinatown festival : children's outdoor games at 313 East Pender Street Habitat Chinatown festival : children's outdoor games at 313 East Pender Street Habitat Chinatown festival : children's outdoor games at 313 East Pender Street Habitat Chinatown festival : children's outdoor games at 313 East Pender Street Habitat Chinatown festival : children's outdoor games at 313 East Pender Street Habitat Chinatown festival : children's outdoor games at 313 East Pender Street Lillian Wong at the Habitat Chinatown festival Artistic rendering of a waterfront town Young man assembling a puzzle at the Habitat Chinatown festival Young woman, possibly a conference volunteer, in uniform at the Habitat Chinatown festival Sean Gunn and Jim Wong-Chu at Pender Guy taping at CFRO Vancouver Co-op Radio Shannon Gunn at Pender Guy taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Shannon Gunn at Pender Guy taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Shannon Gunn at Pender Guy taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Sean Gunn at Pender Guy taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Barry Wong and Tung Chan taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Barry Wong and Tung Chan taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Nancy Wong and Jim Wong-Chu taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Donald Yee, Tommy Tao, Dominic, Nancy Wong, Jim Wong-Chu taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Donald Yee, Tommy Tao, Dominic, Nancy Wong, Jim Wong-Chu taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Tung Chan, Paul Yee, Sean Gunn, Dominic, Tommy Tao, Nancy Wong, Jim Wong-Chu taping at Vancouver ... Donald Yee, Tung Chan, Barry Wong taping at Vancouver Co-op Radio Tung Chan, Paul Yee and Jim Wong-Chu at Vancouver Co-op Radio Nancy Wong at Pender Guy taping at Co-op Radio Station Sean Gunn at Co-op Radio Station Statue and shrubbery Wo Fat Bakery, proprietor at work 103 East Pender, sign on exterior door Hastings Street at Jackson Avenue, Shon Yee Association Exterior signage for gambling hall, Powell Street Exterior signage for gambling hall, Powell Street Gee Dack Gen Tong Society, Powell Street
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Paul Yee photographs

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AM1523-S6

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  • 1896-2004 (Creation)
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    Predominant 1973-2004

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ca. 2400 photographs

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(1956-)

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Series consists of photographs relating to Paul Yee’s interest in Chinese Canadian community history in Vancouver and other Canadian cities. The photographs, most of which Yee took, are of subjects such as Vancouver Chinatown’s built heritage, including storefronts that vanished as a consequence of the neighhourhood’s renewal during the 1970s and 1980s; the Saltwater City exhibit at the Chinese Cultural Centre in 1986; Pender Guy Radio production and community outreach activities; people that Yee photographed for his Saltwater City book; parades and festivals in Chinatown, Strathcona, and elsewhere in Vancouver; and the Chinatowns of other Canadian cities, which Yee researched and wrote about in his book Chinatown (2005).Yee’s intention as the photographer of these images was to document community activities as well as changes to the landscape of Vancouver Chinatown, and to illustrate his books and slide-tape show.

The series also includes copy photographs Yee made of prints loaned to him by the Chinese Benevolent Association and senior Chinese Canadians citizens of Vancouver. The majority of these photographs are of community events and organizations, families and individuals in Vancouver, and buildings and streets in Chinatown.

In addition, the series includes photographs of Yee with family members, friends, and colleagues in Vancouver, Toronto, and China.

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