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By sromkey on January 24, 2014
Gung Hay Fat Choy! We hope you enjoy the Chinese/Lunar New Year as we ring in the Year of the Horse. People born in the year of the horse are thought to be active, energetic and love to be around people- not unlike the faithful animals themselves! Human connection with horses goes back thousands of years and in collections like the Chung Collection, you’ll find lots of historic photographs and images of horses.
Here’s one that we’re not sure where it was taken- it is believed to be Chinatown in either Vancouver or Portland Oregon.
The sign on the horse cart reads “Quong Sang Chong & Co.” You can view a larger version and zoom in to see the details in our digital collections here. If you know where this is, we would love to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com, or leave a comment below.
Here are some more images from the Chung Collection of horses:
Piano movers, ca. 1890
Mrs. Ricardo tries her hand at horse riding, ca. 1900.
Happy Year of the Horse! If you are looking for a way to celebrate, the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade is always a hit.
By sromkey on January 2, 2014
Friends and colleagues, we have a New Year’s resolution for 2014: to finally finish all of our Featured Place posts for our blog! This has been an ongoing feature where we feature items in our collections relating to the places in B.C. that are the namesakes of the rooms in the Irving K. Barber Learning […]