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Rail section

Steel rail section, souvenir of the centennial of the completion of the transcontinental railway, part of the last rail laid on the C.P.R., Craigellachie, BC, Nov 7, 1985. Donated by Mr. W.S. Miller and Mr. W.H. Evans

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Plaque

Brass plaque depicting a street scene in Chinatown, San Francisco, California. The back is inscribed "Pac. D.G. Co," which may stand for Denver and Rio Grande Railroad which merged with Southern Pacific Railroad and ran a passenger train...

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Plans

List of drawings mounted on wood related to the CPR Transfer Barge No. 9. Drawing list was originally stored in Box CARTO-0003, Accesion number CC-CARTO-00018

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Plans

List of drawings mounted on wood for the S.S. "Yukon Princess" Originally stored in : Plans for theYukon Princess and Chilkoot. Box number CARTO-0003, Accesion number : CC-CARTO-00017

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Plans

Drawing titles and plan numbers for the Princess of Nanaimo mounted on card and wood. Originally stored in Box number CARTO-0001 Accession number CC-CARTO-00013

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Call box

Wood wall mounted call box with glass pane covering a white painted plate with eight apertures and sliding red disc indicators activated when stewards on board ship were called for service to cabins A, B, C, D, E, Chief Steward, Coffee Room or Din...

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Newel post

Wood newel post from the Empress of Japan, launched in 1890 by the Naval Construction and Armaments Company of Barrow, England. Turned, fluted and carved with acanthus leaves and topped with a carved stylized chrysanthemum for a knob. One newel po...

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Life jackets

Two canvas life jackets, one reading Empress of Russia, CPS Ltd made of canvas and perhaps sponge rubber, and one reading Princess Louise, with a "certified approved" stamp of the Board of Steamship Inspection of the Government of Britis...

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Blankets

Wool blankets for Canadian Pacific use. One of brown wool with a band of striped red and green midway, a 2 cm border of red cloth sewn all around and canvas loops at the corners, with the letters CPR embroidered in red at one corner. The other is ...

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Goldpan

Gold pan used for panning in British Columbia around 1900, shown with gold flakes riding on a trail of black sand or magnetite, and gold quartz nuggets from the Fraser River.

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Opium scales

Set of scales used for measuring small quantities of opium, consisting of a rod of bone or ivory, a weight and a small metal bowl in which the opium was placed. Retrieved by Dr. W.B. Chung from the cellar of a Pender Street store

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Chest

Wooden opium trade chest, containing opium layout. Holds glass lanterns in cardboard boxes and a compartment for opium tins. Retrieved by Dr. W.B. Chung from the cellar of a Pender Street store

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Mirrored pin

Metal and enamel mirrored pin commemorating Chinatown's celebration of Vancouver's Golden Jubilee, depicting the Bamboo Arch in Chinatown in green on a white background

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Inkwells

Cut-glass inkwells with hinged silverplated lids, sitting in a matching silverplated tray with two grooves to hold pens and engraved with the entwined initials "C.P.R."

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Rail section

Part of the last rail laid at Craigellachie, BC Nov 7, 1885. Souvenir was cut from the end piece of the final sawn rail after the ceremony - part of the newly laid rail that the train full of dignitaries passed over and on through the mountains fo...

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Carrying basket

Woven basket of Chow Kwong Ho, who travelled with it from Hong Kong to Vancouver via a Canadian Pacific trans-Pacific Empress steamship, coming to Canada sometime around 1920

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Egg boiler

Copper egg boiler from the first Empress of Japan (1891). Each boiler may be timed for 1, 2, or 3 minute eggs. This boiler was salvaged from the ship when it was dismantled on the North Shore in 1928

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Plaque

Silver and wood plaque presented to the ship's surgeon, Dr. Ivan McKinnon, by the Chinese crew of the Empress of Canada upon his retirement in 1931

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