||Glass jar with two piece metal lid containing reddish brown powder
Glass canning jar has raised lettering "Kerr Self - sealing Mason". The lid has a screw top ring and metal insert with raised lettering with " Kerr Mason Pat'd ", the remains of sealing ring surround the inside of the insert. The jar is one - third full of reddish brown powder that contains some brown sandy particles.
||Metal Canister with lid with four pieces of petrified wood inside.
The cylindrical tin has remains of brown paper label with Chinese characters on the front. The round metal lid fits over the outside top of the bottom. Inside are four pieces of petrified wood which are a light beige color in varying sizes.
||Empty tin rectangular box with lid.
The box bottom has straight sides and a flange running around the base. The lid is same shape as the bottom and fits totally over the bottom. On one end and on the inside are Chinese characters written in ink. Gui Ling Ji's Elixer, patent medicine with ingredients of Cornu Cervi pantotrichum, Hipppocampus, herba epimedi, Radix ginseng, used to invigorate vital function of the kidney for impotence, sterility , amnesia, metal debility due to old age.
||Empty rectangular tin box with lid.
Bottom of the box has straight sides and a lip is formed by bending the metal forward. On either end of the box there are Chinese characters in black ink. They are two different names one is "Sichuan Grass Insec"t and the other is "Dragon and Deer". The lid has short straight sides which fit over the bottom.
||Cardboard box with lid containing red and black beans
Rectangular shaped box bottom is covered with beige paper. On the bottom are Chinese characters in blue ink which have been partially crossed out. Rectangular lid has two notches cut into bottom sides and fits over bottom covering the sides. The top has wine colored textured finish with embossed logos consisting of a star inside a lozenge shape surrounded by the words "Eberhard Faber, New York". On one end is yellow label with black printing "Pure Rubber bands". The other end has white paper label with three Chinese characters written in black ink. The box is one third full of egg-shaped seeds which are bright red with a black tip. The seeds are Hsiang Ai Tzu or Love seeds - the seeds of the Abrus Precatorius.
||Lidded cardboard box containing red powder in wrapping paper.
Rectangular shaped lid has straight sides which extend to bottom of the box and is covered with brown shinny paper with gold design on top in the center printed in gold and blue "Kranz Koffee Bean bon bons" The printing on one side of the box indicate the company is in Chicago. Copyright is 1931. Bottom of box covered with white shinny paper. Inside the box a pinkish red powder is wrapped first in wax paper and then in double layer of brown paper which has Chinese characters written in black ink. These translate as "Horse tooth Powder" . The original pink and gold paper lines the bottom of the candy box.
||Cardboard box with lid containing dried root in paper wrapper
The lid has straight sides which extend to the bottom of the box and have semi - circular notches. The sides are covered with beige paper printed with stylized black swastika design pattern. Top of the box is covered with gold with red and beige label. In the center is portrait of man surrounded with black Chinese characters. Framed with flowers and on the outside of the border is a red interlocking circle design that has in English "Dr. Tang Shih Yee" and Chinese characters. The box originally contained pills for chronic cough. A brown paper label glued to one end has Chinese characters in black ink indicating box was used for something else. Label is not readable. The bottom of the cardboard box contains a brown piece which resembles a dried root. It is wrapped in wax paper and then in brown paper which has Chinese characters written in black ink. One of the labels say "Upright fragrant" and dosage.
||Ten Wax pills in lidded cardboard box with three prescriptions
Ten beeswax pills are shaped in a ball with a knob on one hand and have two red stamps near the bottom. The cardboard box is rectangular shaped and is covered with a red colored paper that has blue and green flower shapes stamped on. On the top and on one end there are two red stickers with black Chinese characters. On the other end is white sticker stamped in red "China". On the front edge is red paper tab which holds a white rectangular piece of bone which slips another red loop on the front and acts as a closure. The pills sit on a raised cardboard stand, perforated, on the inside. There are three sets of white papers with black Chinese characters and red stamps inside the box. These explain the use of the patent medicine which is for children's illnesses.
||Lidded Cardboard box containing seven packages of powder and two page advertisement and one label paper.
Cardboard box has notched lid and is covered with light green paper with watered silk texture. On the top (A) is a red frame made up of flowers and leaves and Chinese characters in white and red. On one side of the box stamped in purple is "Wa-Ching Powder, Made in U.S. for Male Treatment." Bottom of the box (B) is cardboard covered with white shinny paper.
C - I: Seven brown paper envelopes stamped with blue floral border and blue Chinese characters. The envelopes are sealed and appear to contain brown powder.
J: Large rectangular paper that has Chinese characters printed in black and appear to be advertisements for medicine companies. Some addresses in English from San Francisco, Ca., Canada and the U.S.
K: Small Paper label folded in half with hand written Chinese characters in black ink.
||14 Cardboard boxes each with ten white powdered wax pills and two papers of instructions.
The lidded rectangular cardboard box is covered with yellow paper that has a green honeycomb and red swastika design. On top and one end are red labels with black Chinese character printing. The label on top is also stamped with English "Man Chung Yung Co. China". On the front edge of the lid are two red paper loops which hold white bone tabs which insert into two red paper loops in front of box acting as a closure. Inside the box are ten green wax balls covered in white powder. They are packed in cotton batting and are surrounded by one large paper with black printed Chinese characters and floral borders. A very small mauve paper is printed with a crest and black Chinese characters.
A - J: Ten boxes tied together with red cotton string.
K: One box tied with red cotton string.
L: One box with one end missing
M: One box with lid detached.
N: One box intact.
This is patent medicine mainly for children's illnesses.
||Bottle of pills inside a lidded box containing an instruction paper and advertisement
A - B: Box and lid. Lid rectangular sleeve made of cardboard covered with white paper and a blue paper label with black Chinese characters on all sides. The lid slides over the cardboard bottom which is covered by white paper.
C: Glass vial (H: 2"), which contains beige colored pills. The bottle has metal screw on lid and light blue label with black Chinese characters.
D: Large rectangular white paper with fuschia colored border, Chinese characters, photographs of medicine and two men, and on one edge in English is "Chu Lai Bun, Wai Wah Co., 752 Washington St. San Francisco, Calif." Advertisement.
E: Smaller rectangular light blue paper printed in black on one side with Chinese characters surrounded by a floral border, containing instructions for use of this patent medicine used for venereal disease.
||Bottle of syrup inside a lidded cardboard box
A: Tall rectangular cardboard box covered with yellow paper with red borders, green Chinese characters on two sides, English on one side, "this Preparation is scientifically compounded by us for the relief and cure of all kidney troubles, manufactured by Bow Woo Tong, 133 Honan Rd. Shanghai China." On the front is illustration of a Chinese man sitting on bench with a gourd and crutch and he is fanning a fire inside a brazier which produces a cloud that contains the healing essence of a deer, ginseng root and weasel like animal with Chinese characters beside each.
B: Box Lid, made of cardboard and covered with the same paper printed in red and green. It has Chinese characters, a medallion with illustration of medicine figure with gourd on back standing between deer and ginseng root. On one end in English is "Dosage: adults one tablespoon full added to wine three times a day after meals. Children: One half of adult dosage."
This patent medicine is for all kidney troubles.
||Three boxes of pills in vials with labels
A: Lidded cardboard box covered with white paper. At the front of the lid is cloth loop inserted through bone tab which goes through cloth loop at front of the box to act as a closure. At one end of the box is a white paper label printed in yellow, green, blue and red with Chinese characters surrounded by a border. Inside are twelve vials of pills wrapped with the same label and cellophane. There is a blue stamp label on top of the vial.
B: Identical to A except box is dirtier and contains only two vials.
C: Identical to A. except that box is sealed in cellophane.
These pills are patent medicine for venereal disease.
||Medicine box with two printed instructions
A: Tall rectangular cardboard box printed in color with picture of Chinese mother and baby on front. Roses and pomegranates on back and Chinese characters on all sides. The box is covered with cellophane and the lid and cellophane are torn. Inside is a large rectangular paper advertising the medicine. It is blue on one side with company name : "Tien Yat Drug Co. 123 Wing Lok St. Hong Kong, China". On the other side is red printing with Chinese characters and shows illustration of young woman holding a package above her head.
C: Small rectangular paper printed on one side with blue Chinese characters and lacy border. The other side is printed in red with Chinese characters, a lacey border and two pomegranates.
The pills are missing from the box. This patent medicine was used for gynecological illness.
||Two cardboard boxes containing wax pills and instructional sheets
the lidded cardboard box is covered with paper stamped in orange and gold hexagonal design. There is a red label on the top and on one side printed with black Chinese characters. On one side is white label printed red "Made in China". The box is lined with red paper and has a raised platform with holes for the beeswax balls which are stamped in red. On the front edge of the lid is red paper loop attached to bone tag which is inserted through a red loop on the front.
A: Box of four pills with an instruction sheet printed with black Chinese characters surrounding the pills.
B: Contains one wax pill and no instruction sheet.
Patent medicine for unknown use.
||Two glass topped boxes containing dark brown tablets and instruction sheets.
The top of the box is made of glass attached to cardboard sides and ends which are covered with wine colored fabric printed with a blue and white floral design. Four Chinese characters have been painted in red on the underside of the glass. The rectangular box bottom is made of cardboard covered with paper on the sides and covered with blue and white striped fabric on the flange running around the base of the box. Inside the box are four cardboard divisions inside each section are four hard dark brown rectangular pieces which are translucent and have gold and red characters printed on them. A tissue paper and instruction sheet are printed on one side with black Chinese characters and picture of gazebo like structure.
A: Has evidence of old insect activity on the top of the box.
B: Evidence of old insect activity on one side.
[e jiao] or [lu pi jiao]
Colla Corii Asini
The glue prepared from the skin of Ass, Eguus asinus L. (family Eguidae).
1. to nourish the blood and to stop bleeding for symptoms of deficiency of blood and all kinds of bleeding.
2. to nourish the vital essence and to soothe the lung for the treatment of insomnia, dry cough and blood system (e.g. in pulmonary tuberculosis).
||Jar of Cream
||Brown glass jar with metal screw lid containing the remains of a yellow oily cream.
||Jar of Ointment
||A white opaque glass jar, with no lid, containing dried brown ointment, beige paper label on front is stamped with "Dr.Young Ching's Chinese Compound Itch Treatment". On the back is faded red label printed with "Young Ching Chinese Medicine Co. .. Aberdeen, Wash."
||Clear glass bottle with tall narrow neck. A cork stopper and the remains of silver label on one side of the neck. The bottle contains the dried crystallized remains of a white substance.
||Five half shells with one pointed side and fan shaped edges. One side has rough beige - brown surface with semi -circular pattern of layers. On the inside is shinny silvery surface with brown edges.
||Five pieces of shell ranging from 2 - 2.75" long. Broken pieces of shell have shinny surfaces and rough brown barnacled surfaces with tinge of green and red. The pieces look like they come from large spiral shaped shell.
||Wax Pill Packages
||Sixteen wrapped packages of Wax Pills and instruction sheets
A: Open package with ten small beeswax balls with knobs and red stamps are wrapped inside a yellow paper. Packages sandwiched between two sheets with black and red Chinese characters. Package wrapped with two more instruction sheets and stamped on the upper side and end with red Chinese characters
B - H: Identical to A but are still sealed.
I - P: Identical sealed packages with "Made in China" stamped in red on the top.
This is patent medicine for children.
||Metal box wrapped in paper and sealed
On the top is pink label with black Chinese characters and on one end is a white paper label with three large characters in black. One end of the box has a covered hole and part of the paper wrapping has brown oiled paper. When the box is shaken it sounds like many round pills.
||Two fabric covered lidded boxes containing jars of ointment and instruction sheets
Cardboard box covered with gray cloth with woven geometric floral design in green, red and blue. An orange paper label has black Chinese characters. Inside is lined with red paper and has an inset which holds the jars. The jars are round and made of a synthetic substance which is light on the top and dark on the bottom. The jars have a round orange label with black printing on the top and white paper tape around the sides which hold the top and bottom together. There is a red stamp on the tape and black characters. Folded on top of the jars is a white instruction sheet with black and red Chinese characters.
A: The remains of a bone tab inserted in paper loop on front of box. It contains two sealed jars of ointment.
B: Identical to A except part of inside platform is missing, and it only has one jar which has been partially eaten by insects.
This is a patent medicine. Made in China.
||Wrapped package with dark cellophane outer wrapping has Chinese characters written at the top and lower side. Through cellophane can be seen paper wrapping which has printed Chinese characters. The package possibly contains a bottle.
Patent medicine for venereal diseases, external use only.
||One red jar, three wrapped jars and five envelopes of brown pills
A: Cardboard jar, H: 1.625", Dia: 1.625", short round container has cardboard sides wrapped with shiny red paper. The bottom is crimped metal and the lid is metal and fits over the top part of the jar. The jar is full of small brown balls.
B - D: Jars similar to A that are wrapped with pink paper which have a brown label with black printing and Chinese characters.
E - I: 4.25 X 2.5", Five small rectangular sealed envelopes with same label as B- D only printed in red. Stamped above the label in red "Boy Gee Herb Co., 224 1/2 Washington St., Portland, Ore."
these packages contain patent medicine to strengthen the brain, blood and stomach.
||Metal sieve with handle
Sieve consists of metal ring holding a bowl shape fine metal mesh; the handle is made of carved wood through which a heavy brass wire extends from a loop at one end of the handle to a twisted extension which then wraps around the sieve ending in a hooked loop. The metal is corroded and the wire mesh has been squashed.
||Four red paper packages containing leather plasters and instruction sheets.
Rectangular shaped envelopes made of white paper printed in red. On the front is an illustration of people in a town outside a gate there are two flags flying above a globe. On the back is an illustration of a book and cherry blossoms and bamboo. In addition to red Chinese characters there are blue characters stamped on the back and "Made in China" Stamped in red. A blue seal stamp is on the upper end of the package.
A: Opened at one end, inside is leather square folded in half with hard black substance in between. Wrapped in tissue paper with black printed instructions.
B - D: Sealed packages.
This is a patent medicine for kidney related disease and fertility.
||One glass bottle wrapped in printed instructions and one wrapped in a package with label
A: Small green glass vial oval shaped with narrow neck and cork stopper. Front and back have faded gold characters. White rectangular paper of instructions is printed with Chinese characters and is wrapped around the bottle.
B: Sealed cylindrical package wrapped in beige paper with red printed label that has portrait of man at top and Chinese characters.
Patent medicine is a panacea.
||Paper Wrapper for herbs
White paper is folded on diagonal to form an envelope shaped package. Stamped in red on the front are Chinese characters surrounded by traditional motifs. Above this is stamped the name of the company which is blurred. " ? ? Hong & Co. 844 Du Pont St. San Francisco Cal." There are three Chinese characters written in black ink on top of the stamp, (Powders of Horse Teeth). The stamp indicates that it originally contained an herbal mixture with ginseng as one of the ingredients.
||Two paper packages containing brick herbal tea used as patent medicine
A: Yellow - white paper wrapper is printed with black Chinese characters and "Made in China". Two crossed flags above. The paper folded diagonally around a small rectangular brick brown and beige ground tea or herb leaves.
B: Identical to A except that the paper is a faded purple color and the package is sealed.
This herbal tea used to treat climatic illness.
||Herbal Tea Mix
||Cardboard box containing one package of Chinese herbs
A: Sealed package of herbs made of brown paper forming rectangular envelope 5.25 X 3", on the back of the envelope is red printed border and printing in English "Medicinal herb made of Chinese medicines: Viz- soo - ip 40%, Olives 3%, Sang - chung 30%, prepared by Chap Lan Tong, Hong Kong and Canton China." On top of the red printed border is paper label in English, "Lam Chon Char with ingredients and instructions for use." Used to sooth dry membranes of the throat." On the back of the package is red printed border around Chinese characters which have been covered over with black ink. 'China" printed at the top.
B: Cardboard box covered with red printed white paper in a design of crosses, octagons and hexagons. The top has the same paper label as the package and one end has the label with the English of Ingredients and company name. The other end of the box has red label which has been crossed out in black ink. There are four Chinese characters printed in purple on the bottom of the box. The front of the lid has a red paper loop holding a white bone tab which inserts into another red loop on the front of the box. There is a red printed paper stamp and black seal to left of the closure.
||Nine boxes containing small bottles of liquid medicine an applicator brush and instruction sheet.
Small rectangular cardboard box is wrapped with red printed white paper. There are Chinese characters with a border of roses with four sides. One side has a medallion surrounding an illustration of a medical man between a deer and ginseng root. Inside the box is a small clear glass bottle with long narrow neck It has a blue printed white paper label and a cork stopper. Some of the bottles appear to have a waxy seal covering the cork. Inside the bottle the liquid medicine has crystallized. The bottle is wrapped with a yellowed paper instruction sheet printed in red. Inside the package next to the bottle is a short brush with a bamboo handle and white bristles.
A & B: Tops of boxes are missing and the sealing wax has been removed from bottle top.
C, D & E: Boxes have been opened but the sealing wax remains on top.
F: Box is open and sealing wax covered with white powder.
G: Box is open, sealing wax intact, brush is missing.
H: Box is sealed.
I: Box opened, bottle and brush missing.
This medicine is for skin problems.
||Six empty glass vials; five wrapped in paper
A - F: The clear glass bottles have faceted sides, a long narrow neck and a raised ring shaped top. They are stopped with a cork and some of them appear to contain the remains of a brown liquid. Five of the bottles are wrapped in brown craft paper approximately 9" X 6". There is no writing on bottles or paper.
||Glass vial containing medicinal powders.
Clear glass tube shaped container has a round cork stopper and a white label glued to the center of the vial. It is printed in English "J. Mehr, Ph. G. 2547 Broadway New York" In hand writing: "Number 4154, Date 1/5/34, 1 Tablet when necessary. Dr. Wynne"
Inside the vial is small amount of red powder which originally formed tablets.
||Roll of white gauze bandage in wrapper
The wrapper made of white paper and has been opened at the top. On the front and back of the roll are two blue labels "Plain Gauze bandage by Bauer & Black, Chicago, USA." On the bottom is round red sticker with initials "B & B" in white.
||Metal Uarco brand invoice machine with two rolls of invoices and one roll of carbon paper.
A: Rectangular shaped machine made of green enamel painted metal. It has a bottom cavity which holds up to three rolls of invoice papers. Each side of bottom section has three holes and inside each are sets of red metal knobs attached to spring arms with red disks to hold rolls. An inner lid has four metal rollers in the opening near one end attached to the lid on one side. Half a tube shaped holder for the carbon paper roll. It has a smaller divided section at tone end. The top lid is joined to the body of the machine on one end by a tube. The lid has large rectangular opening allowing invoices to show through and at one end is a long narrow cover which protects a rolling mechanism. On the top of the lid is engraved the T.2. 1876" and a red bordered label with the company name "United Autographic Register Co. 304 Westlake Ave. N. Seattle, Wash." At the other end is an engraved logo, company name and advertising. On the inside of the lid are six metal clips and an engraved list of patent dates ranging from 1910 - 1918 on a gold label with red and black printing. At one end of the machine is a handle connecting to texturized rollers and gears which pull the multiple copies of invoices together over the carbon paper. There is a lever which interacts with the handle on one side. On the other side is another small lever which activates two metal hooks to hold the top cover in place. The metal bottom has four rubber feet.
B: Roll of paper invoices printed with Quong Tuck Co. letterhead. It is stamped with Number 1 in red ink.
C: Roll of paper invoices printed with Quong Tuck Co. letterhead. It is stamped with Number 2 in red ink. Also says "void, extra tickets or loading register", each invoice has separate number stamped in red.
D: Roll of dark blue carbon paper torn on one end.
The two rolls of invoices are set between the spring holders in the bottom cavity threaded through the hole at tone end crossing the top of the inner lid with a roll of carbon passing between the copies from the side. The invoice copies are advanced across the top beneath the rollers by turning the handle. Top lid holds the invioces in place and the inner lid acts as surface on which to write the invioice. The invoivces are torn of at one end.
The machine was received in dirty condition and the metal handle and levers are corroding.
E: Wooden box with invoice rolls.
F & G: Two unused rolls of carbon paper wrapped in waxy blue paper, L: 8.5", with yelow label glued around the roll giving the company name and handeling instructions.
||One box of playing cards and one empty card box
A: Cardboard box printed with orange pattern and illustration of two elephants on the front and back. Black and white Chinese characters and in English above the elephants " Trade Mark". On one side of the box in English " Sole Agent Guan Huat Co., Made in Hong Kong". Inside there are approximately 80 oblong cards some of which are duplicates. Each has black or red dots at both ends and in the middle is an illustration: 2 elephants, Plum Blossom, 2 women readjg, lion, mountain scene, rooster, farmer, deer, rooster with cherry blossoms, diver and swimmer, dog, hen, oval shape medalion and rectangular shaped medallion, and the back of the cards are red.
B: Empty card box which is white and has wine colored front with white Chinese characters. SH 27D
||Carrying or display bag
Bag is made of sisal string. The double bottom is made in a circular shape with a chain stitch. The stings extend upward from the bottom and are knotted together at intervals creating a mesh ending in four points at the top. Two sets of two points are joined together with two handles braided from sisal string. There are four rips in the netting.
||Seattle and Vicinity Telephone Directory April, 1949.
Directory has heavy paper, grayish green cover with black printing. Illustration of man with wings holding thunder bolts with telephone cord wrapped around torso. Around the globe is banner "Spirit of Communication". Produced by Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. in the Bell system. On the back in pencil is a name: "Ho Pree?" contains white and yellow pages. Pages are turning brown on the edges.
||Ten wooden drawers from storage cabinet
Chicken feet ..?;
chicken Feet ..?;
||Oil Can with spout and handle
The copper can has round body with rounded shoulders with soldiered seem between body and shoulders. Rectangular shaped handle soldiered to one side of the can. The inside of the handle has a ridge. There is a screw on metal top with a hole in the middle through which the long conical spout projects. The top end of the spout curves to one side. Copper surface is pitted with black spots. There is some oily residue on the can.
||Two Wooden Crates
Translation: Horse Fetus Pill
||Wood Box with divider
||Lidded tin box for storing spices
A: Box bottom rectangular shaped with a flanged base and a rolled top edge. Tin coating is wearing off.
B: Box lid rectangular shaped soldiered seems, bottom edge rolled to the outside. Three corners have come undone. The tin is wearing off and rusting in some places. On one end Chinese characters written in black ink translated as: Authentic Vietnamese Cinnamon. Foot Oil? "
||Metal box with lid
A: Box Bottom, rectangular shaped with tall straight sides soldiered seems, top edge is bent inward. On one end are Chinese characters written in black ink: Human Placenta: Placenta Hominis. The drug consists of the dried human placenta. It is used to replenish the vital energy to nourish the blood and essence for general weakness, anemia and neurasthenia.
B: Box Lid, rectangular shape with shallow sides and bottom edge is bent to the outside. There are Chinese characters written in black ink on the top. Tin coating wearing off the metal.
||Jar of Pills
||Glass jar of pills with metal lid containing pills
Clear glass jar has straight sides and a paper label on the front with Chinese characters written in black ink. The lid has screw top with a finish which is worn off. Inside are round balls which have been attacked by insects and are fuzzy white near the bottom. This is patent medicine for venereal diseases.
||Lidded metal can with label for storing patent medicine containing paper packet of yellow powder.
A: Metal can, cylindrical shaped has a brown paper label wrapped around the outside with Chinese characters translated as Basic Copper Acetate. Inside the tin is a brown paper package containing yellow powder. The outside of the packet has Chinese characters in black ink. There is loose powder in the bottom.
B: Lid, round with shallow side raised center, tin coating has worn off the outside.
||Metal can with lid and brown label on front used for storing medicine
Cylinder shaped tin has a gold colored coating and a brown paper label with Chinese characters written in black ink. Translated as Hong Jing. The round lid with shallow sides is firmly adhered the top of the can and cannot be removed. There appears to be a hard loose substance inside.
||Metal can with lid and brown label on front containing rocks
A: Metal tin, Cylindrical shaped tin has a gold colored coating and a brown and wine colored paper label. In English "Webb's Mountain Grown coffee, Webb & Co. Importers and Roasters, Seattle, Wash." There is advertising on the side. On the other side is a brown paper label with Chinese characters written in black ink. Translated as Er Hua Sh, (Flower rock?). The can contains 8 large pieces of white rock that are beige and gray on the sides. There are a number of smaller pieces on the inside.
B: Lid, is round with shallow sides raised middle and the remains of the coffee label are on the outside walls of the lid. Tin coating has worn off the top.
||Empty glass bottle with cork and orange label
A: Squat clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and has raised letering on back: "Chesebrough, Mfg. Co. Vaseline." On the front is orange paper label with decorative gold spots and Chinese characters written in black ink translated as "arsenic."
B: Cork stopper with discolored top.
||Small Paper box containing bottle of medicine
The white cardboard box has the portrait of man on front in blue with Chinese characters below surrounded by yellow and white flowers. The back has blue outline in the shape of a vase with Chinese characters in the middle and yellow leaves growing up from the bottom. The sides and top also have printed blue characters. The package is wrapped in clear cellophane and is sealed. The box appears to contain a bottle.
Patent medicine, powder.
For diseases of the genitalia, e.g., painful swelling of the testicle or scrotum. From Hong Kong.
||Three paper boxes one containing wax pills and instruction sheets.
A: Rectangular paper box with lid is covered with white paper around the sides which have a black strip running around the middle. The top of the lid is covered with blue paper and has a white rectangle with a black strip in the middle. Inside are numerous beeswax balls that have a stamp and remains of black ink on one side. There is one small rectangular yellow paper with Chinese characters and white paper label with red Chinese characters surrounded by grapes, flowers and incense burner. Embossed stamp shows on the back.
B: Identical box to A, contains no pills, has instruction paper and numerous copies of a black printed white paper showing illustrations surrounding Chinese characters and a red stamp on the bottom.
C: Identical to A, contains no pills ans has instruction sheet.
||Metal box with lid containing 7 sealed packages and one open package of red tablets and one instruction sheet
A: Lid, Rectangular metal lid with shallow sides edge is bent to the outside. Tin coating worn off on exterior. Interior of lid has Chinese characters written in black ink.
B: Rectangular box bottom made of soldiered sheet metal tin coating worm off. Rust on the interior. On two side walls of the interior are paper labels with Chinese characters written in black ink. There are black Chinese characters written on both ends of the outside.
C: Nine rectangular pastille formed from brick colored powder, a raised seal containing Chinese characters on top. They are wrapped in two copies of the instruction sheet. Two copies of instruction sheet. 12 X 8", stamped with two sections of red Chinese characters and one larger section of black Chinese characters.
D: Two copies of instruction sheet. 12 X 8", stamped with two sections of red Chinese characters and one larger section of black Chinese characters.
E - K: Seven sealed packages of folded instruction sheets covered with a brown waterproof coating. These packages contain red pastilles. One package, K, is partially torn.
||Glass jar with metal lid containing Tu Gou (Mole Crickets) Cricket bodies.
The glass jar has straight sides rounded shoulders and wide neck. In raised lettering around the shouldering "32 Fluid Oz." On the front is white paper label with Chinese characters written in black. (Tu Gou)
The metal screw on lid has gold colored finish and painted green label, "Cico Paste" encircling red oval with "Carter products" with a center oval with "Inx"
The jar is filed three - quarters full with the brown dried carcasses of the mole cricket which have signs of insect damage.
||Canister of Minerals
||Large metal canister containing white minerals
A: Large round sheet metal canister with straight sides and has two Chinese characters painted inblack ink on one side. Inside the can is four large pieces and many small pieces of stalagtites which are mostly white with some brown and yellow coloration. There is also a small brown kraft bag with knobely stalagtite. On the front of the bag are Chinese characters written in black ink.
B: Metal lid with short straight sides and some rust in the interior. Tin coating is wearing off the bottom and the top.
||Canister of Resin
||Tall metal canister with lid containing dried resin
A: Sheet metal canister bottom, cylindrical shape with tin coating worn off outside. Small dents near bottom. On the front are painted two black Chinese characters. Inside the canister is a beige paper package consisting of several layers. It has been tied with reed and is partially torn and sits inside another paper wrapper which contains a brown powder. The remnants of dried pine tree resin.
B:Round metal lid with short sides. Tin coating worn off the outside and the top has black Chinese characters. There are some rust spots on the inside.
||Two packages, one large containing three smaller packages and one small containing ten wax pills wrapped in paper.
A: Large yellowish colored paper wrapped diagonally around three sealed packages. On one end are Chinese characters written in black ink. The three sealed packages are wrapped in beige paper with a red stamp showing an illustration of a pot and Chinese characters. "China" is stamped in red ink on one side. On one end are two Chinese characters written in blue ink. On one side are Chinese characters written in black ink. The packages appear to have printed instructions on the inside.
B: Ten beeswax balls with a knob on one end and a red stamp on one side. Wrapped in white paper with the same red stamps and Chinese characters on one end and side. The pills and paper are then wrapped in four copies of yellowed instruction sheet with black and red Chinese characters stamped on them.
Patent medicine: Ning Kuen Uan, pills for gynecological and obstetrical diseases.
||Wax Pill Packages
||One large package containing 6 sealed packages and one set of wax pills wrapped in paper
A: Large paper package covered with yellowing paper with Chinese characters written in black ink on one end. The paper is folded around six rectangular shaped sealed packages of wax pills, the white paper wrapping has illustration of a potter and Chinese characters stamped in red on top and on one end. Pills are patent medicine I Mu Uan, to regulate menstruation, prevent miscarriage, smooth labor and other illness after labor and birth.
B: Small package of wax pills. 6 X 2 X 1", wrapped in the same manner as the packages in A. Including a three layer inner wrapping of brown tissue stamped with Chinese characters. The package contains ten beeswax balls.
||Wax Pill Packages
||Two large package containing 6 sealed packages and one set of wax pills wrapped in paper
A: Large paper package covered with yellowing paper with Chinese characters written in black ink on one end. The paper is folded around eight rectangular shaped sealed packages of wax pills, the white paper wrapping has illustration of a potter and Chinese characters stamped in red on top and on one end. Pills are patent medicine for gynecological and obstetrical diseases.
B: identical to A except that it is tied firmly with cotton string and is unopened.
C: Small package of wax pills. 6 X 2 X 1", wrapped in the same manner as the packages in A. Including a three layer inner wrapping of brown tissue stamped with Chinese characters. The package contains ten beeswax balls.
||Wax Pill Packages
||Three large paper packages tied with string and 14 small sealed packages containing wax pills
A - C: Square shaped packages wrapped with yellowing brown paper. Chinese characters in black ink on one end. Tied with white cotton string.
D - O: 12 small rectangular packages, 5 X .5 X 1", wrapped in dirty white paper folded diagonally around wax balls and sealed on one side. Stamped in red on top and sides are Chinese characters inside a border and "Made in China".
P - Q: Identical to D except they have "Net. Weight 1.38 oz." typed at one end.
||Wax Pill Packages
||Two large square paper packages tied with string
A & B: Paper packages wrapped with dirty yellowing paper wrapped diagonally tied with white cotton string. Both have Chinese characters written in black ink on one end.
B: Has additional writing to the left side.
They are presumed to contain smaller packages of beeswax coated pills.
||Two Paintings on mirrors with frames.
A: Painting on the back of glass with mirror coating incorporated as accents in the painting and around the outside border. Features elderly man on horseback. He wears white robe and pale green mantle with a hood. He has a white face and silver beard. The black horse has long ears and yellow bridle. Behind them is a man walking with arms uplifted as if pushing the figure on the horse. He has white face, black hair, mustard colored tunic over a white robe and carries a gourd on his back shoulder. The ground and hill to the left of the painting is colored in shades of green and yellow with silver accents. A white body of water lies ahead of them toward the back of the painting. Above them in the mirrored section is the outline of a tree and four Chinese characters. The border around the painting is mirrored. There is a brown stained carved wooden frame with mitered corners. Mirrored painting is held with a slated wood back that has two bands of wood nailed onto the backing and the frame. A piece of deteriorated paper glued to the back of the painting is printed in red and indicates the painting came from Hong Kong. The donor has written on the back in black felt pen: "Raymond Lew, 4205 - 90th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA. 98040 232-5974" Below this are three Chinese characters. In one corner is written "circa 1920 11/74". A heavy braided wire extends between two large screw eyes.
Condition: Part of the mirrored painting is scrapped off on the right hand side.
B: Painting on the back of glass with mirror coating incorporated as accents in the painting and around the outside border. Painitng features two Chinese men playing Game of go (wei chi) on top of a rock. Man on the left faces the viewer and wears an orange robe. The man on the right faces away from the viewer and wears a blue robe on top over a whtie robe and his lower back is covered with a red garment. Both men have white faces, black hair and beards and a blue head gear. Between them is game board with squares indicated in mirrored silver. Two orange and silver game pieces sit on ends of the board. The top of the rock is white and the ground below and the hill on the right side of the painting are painted in green, yellow and white. There are silvery mirror accents in landscape and the outline of a tree appers on the mirrored section on th e left. Below this is a poem in Chinese charactes. The border around the painting is mirrored. There is a brown stained carved wooden frame with mitered corners. Mirrored painting is held with a slated wood back that has two bands of wood nailed onto the backing and the frame. A piece of deteriorated paper glued to the back of the painting is printed in red and indicates the painting came from Hong Kong. The donor has written on the back in black felt pen: "Raymond Lew, 4205 - 90th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA. 98040 232-5974" Below this are three Chinese characters. In one corner is written "circa 1920 11/74". A heavy braided wire extends between two large screw eyes.
A: KYU Sakamato's "Sukiyaki and other Japanese Hits with Orchestra" Capitol, recorded in Tokyo. White cover with photo of Sakamoto sitting on case.
B: Deems Tsutakawa, "Deems" J-Town sound Copyright 1981-82 by Akihiko music. Black cover with brown edge.
C: Deems Tsutakawa, "Living Dreams" J-Town Sound. Akihiko Music 1986. Front cover photograph of Deems.
D: Dakila "Daklia" Epic Records 1972 Mr Cafed Music Front cover photo of Dakila.
E: Jon Jang "The Ballad or the Bullet?" AsianImprov Records, 1987.
F: Hiroshima "Hiroshima" Arista 1979 front cover photo of Kabuki mask on sand. Sticker: "DJ copy Loaned for Promotion/ Not For Sale"
G: Leon & Malia "Leon & Malia" Quadrum Record Productions. Hawaiian
H: June Millington "Heartsong" Fabulous records 1981.
I: A Grain of Sand "A Grain of Sand", 1973, Paredon records. white cover with ink drawing of Asian Americans. Across the top is" "a grain of sand - music for the struggle by asians in america - paredon P-1020 - chris kando iijima - joanne nobuko miyamoto - charlie 'chin'"
J: Yellow Magic Orchestra " X ~ Multiplies" A & M REcords 1980.
K: Hiroshima "Odori" 1980 Arista records.
L: The Outriggers "Rapture: tempting Hawaiin Moods" Warner Brothers 1958, Cover photo of a couple at Don, the Beachcomber, Hollywood.
M: Yokohama, California "Yokohama, California" 1977, Bamboo Records.
N: Hiroshima "Another Place" 1985, CBS/Epic.
O: Werner Muller and His Orchestra "Cherry blossom time in Japan" Decca Records.
P: Deems Tsutakawa, Garret Smith, 45 RPM single of "The Way" and Love is Together" J-town Sound Production 1979.
Q: Deems Tsutakawa, 45 RPM single of "Okashii Na" and "Strolling Along" Akihito Music 1978.
R: The East is Red and Sailing Chorus & Band, "East is Red" and "Sailing the Sea Depends on the Helmsman" China Record co. 45 RPM Single.
||Heavy cardboard box with clear strapping. On each side in in blue ink is: 'WARDS COVE PACKING EKUK, ALASKA 99576 PRODUCT OF USA"
||Cylindrical Porcelain Vase
White background with blue landscape scene. Front of the vase has two large trees, a pine and a deciduous tree in the back of the rocks. Hint of a stream in rocks. Mountain peaks and the clouds in the background. On the side and the back of the vase are continuous rocks. A wide river has a houseboat on it. A key designed ring around the bottom. the vase has a shoulder and flaired mouth. the edge of the mouth has a brown ring. The bottom of the vase has a square inscription in blue: :Shibata Toki (ceramics) and an oval bluer label with: "Made in Japan"
||Decorative mask Kagura
Porcelain mask has an orange face, gold eyes and teeth. Wrinkles from frown in dark brown. Long white hair parted in the center and tied at ears. The mask is attached to a diamond shaped wooden board with an orange cord. White character at the top of the board: "Kaikun" - Better Fortune - Better Luck. At the bottom the character: "Miyazaki" - the name of the prefecture the mask is from.
The mask is representative of those worn for the Kagura dance, a Shinto dance celebrating the birth of Japan at Takachiho where Amaterasu Oomikami decended to.
A: Black background with fall representative flowers and plants in gold, brown, orange, red and lavender. Two dragon flies in front of the jar. Inside and at the bottom of the jar are glazed in plain black raku except the bottom ring which is unglazed. the jar flares out gradually upwards in a shape like a ginger jar.
B: The lid is domed has a lip. At the top is a handle in gold.
||Small Shrine Used For Community Organization, Business or Home
Shrine consists of a stage like box with a carved decoration at the top. A wooden plaque which stands at the back and two electric candle lights.
A: Altar made of red painted wood forming a platform at the bottom with short sides and a railing at the front. A tall box shaped back projects out to form a small roof which is attached to two carved columns on either side. A decorative frame around the top and sides. The altar sits on an attached wooden base which has a decorative front. The altar resembles a stage and is decorated on the frame and the front of the base with raised gold painted floral and vine like designs. At the top of the frame are four Chinese characters, Tang, Man, U, Jin which mean a Chinese idiom for " the household is full of money and treasures and people do not have to worry about the shortage of material life." Carved columns on either side of the frame have gold and green painted dragons which appear to wind around the column. The dragons eyes are painted black and white and they have clouds floating around their bodies. The railing at the front of the altar has four gold painted columns. The floor of the altar has black marks from burning incense and old wax droppings from dripping candles.
B: Decorative fa?ade, 13.75" X 2.75", carved wood painted red on the front with a gold painted raised design of a flower and vines identical to the decoration on the front of the base. Decoration was originally nailed to the top of the shrine and has two nails remaining in the back and two large staples sticking out of the lower front on each side.
C: Wooden plaque, 11.75" X 7", which stands upright at the back inside the e shrine altar. Painted red on the front and edges with gold painted Chinese characters running vertically in two columns. The Characters are on one side qian, hou, zhu, cai, shen or Front, back, landlord, Money. The other side is u, Fang, u, tu, long, shen or five directions, five grains Dragon god.
On the front of the plaque there is a burn mark from an incense stick. There is a screw eye in the top center.
Di: Two candle lights, H: 9", the light s have a base made of gold colored molded plastic in the shape of a candle holder that has four dragons on the sides a round base with lotus shaped decoration, a double bulbous shaped column that has Chinese characters raised on four sides. The top flares out and attached to this is an artificial candle which is made of red decorated paper encased in clear plastic that contains the socket for a light bulb. A decoration shows a green, white, and gold dragon surrounded by blue and yellow cloud and a green, gold, yellow and pink phoenix both of which surround stylized Chinese characters inside a ring. The bottom has a round plastic disk with a raised crest and "New night lighting mfg. Ltd." and Chinese characters below. "Made in China" printed in black on a silver sticker. A red electrical cord comes out from a black hole and runs from one candle holder to the other and another electrical cord runs from same holder which ends in a plug.
Dii & iii:The glass bulbs are painted red and flame shaped. They have a gold colored threaded base. The number Diii glass is broken from the base.
E: Stack of about 100 sheets of Spirit Money, H: 6", W: 5.5", inexpensive white paper with a rectangle of orange dye on the botton three quarters of the sheet. On top of this is stamped a red rectangular frame which has a design of half blossoms. In the center are three Chinese characters across the top one large one in the center flanked by two motifs resembling tortises. At the bottom is a large bat with characters on its wngs and under its body. On top of this stamp is square of gold leaf through which the red printing shows.
Red paper roster has Chinese characters written by hand in black ink with a title at the top and columns of characters divided by horizontal line. "1981 Seattle (Heng She) " with a list of members names. The paper has been put into a dark brown wooden frame with a rounded front. There is glass at the front and a cardboard backing held in place with staples on the inner edge of the frame. The cardboard has been replaced with acid free card stock.
||Four wood carved Chinese characters painted black on front and sides and white on the back there are holes drilled at the top and the bottom of each charcter for hanging purposes. The Characters refer to the"Heng She" association
A: 14.25" X 4.25" X .75", Three brush strokes, large vertical stroke on the left, short vertical stroke on the right with short horizontal stroke intersecting it.
B: 13" X 8.25" X .75", Six brush strokes, Horizontal stroke at the top, two vertical strokes in the middle joines by two short horizontal strokes and then one large horizontal stroke at the bottom.
C: 11.5" X 5.5" X .75", Four brush strokes, one horizontal stoke at the top with three vertical strokes.
D: 13" X 7.75" X.75", Three brush strokes, long vertical stroke in middle intersected by short horizontal stroke at the center and a long horizontal stroke at the bottom.
A & B are the "Heng" character and C &D are the "She" character.
||Four colorful decorations with pompons and peacock feathers
Each decoration is triangular shaped with gold foil painted in red, pink, white and green floral designs. Attached at the center are two white plastic heads with painted black eyes, eyebrows and mouth. Below the heads are red robe shaped papers with a pink foil flower and yellow paper center. Below this are two rolled paper flowers in orange, pink and blue with a green chicken feather extending from between the flowers. There are 14 synthetic fiber pompons in alternating colors of yellow, pink, green and red surrounding the triangle. The decorative triangle is attached to a double bamboo framework separated by spacers. Two peacock feathers are wired to the backof the framework and extend up behind the tiangle. There is a paper covered holding stick wired to the back and extending down below the decoration.
A: Holding stick wrapped with red paper.
B: Faded flowers in the front.
C: Right back is broken and the wire is exposed on the holding stick
D: Wire exposed on the holding stick
||Small piece work quilt with wide border
Center of the quilt is made up of 35 squares of silk sewn together in rectangular shape. Some of the pink, turquoise, fuschia, peach, purple, green, yellow, black, gray, rust, red, and orange pieces are made from traditional Southeast Asian textiles. Four squares have silver supplementary weft bands of geometric motifs. Two have small woven in silver motifs, one has a yellow woven in motif, one has pink supplementary weave band of geometric motifs. And there is one square made of ikat dyed silk featuring a lattice pattern in green, yellow, white and blue on black background. The quilt has a purplish blue ten inch wide border also made of silk. The squares are hand quilted in the ditch along the seam lines. Along each side of the quilt the border is hand quilted in a braided design. The four corners are hand quilted with a single floral motif. The quilt has thin polyester batting and is backed with white cotton muslin. The quilting stitches showing on the back has a blue pattern. The top of the quilt has been folded over at the edges and stitches by hand to the back. There is a white cotton muslin sleeve along the top back.
The quilt was made by women who survived the holcaust war in Cambodia. They operate a local co-op shop where quilts and other handiwork are sold. The Quilt Shop, 108 15th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112, (206) 328 - 4277
See article in Resource Room file "Stitching their Lives Back together" by Putsata Reang, Seattle Times 1/10/1997
The quilt was displayed in the Museum's exhibit "Renewal of America". The muslin sleeve was sewn to the back of the quilt for hanging purposes.
||Textile Sample of Kanoko Shibori Technique
Light mint green damask silk with a woven-in hemp leaf design which appears like interlocking stars; the center section and an inch or so at one end is a shibori (tye-dye) design of a series of chevrons creating a woven bamboo fence design; white cotton thread is wrapped around a very tiny piece of silk in a pattern to resist the dye.
The next step in the process of creating kanoko (deer spot) shibori is to overdye the silk and unwind all the thread. The result would be a bumby mint green pattern of chevrons surrounded by a darker colour.
||magenta ribbon with a blue and green flower design with orange spots. The border is purple and cream spots.
||A: single white cotton cloth with silk screen printing in red and black. Manazanar logo is in red. Below this is: "Honor the US Constitution, 18th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage"
B: Card included tells about tenugui and the design of this one.
||Two extra large white t-shirts.
silk screened massage on the front in yellow and black: "Elect Seattle City Council David Della"
||Three unopened cans of Fried Dace with Salted Black Beans
Oval shaped tin cans with printed paper labels. Pearl River Bridge, packed by China National Cereals, Oils, and Foodstuffs Import and Export corporation."
||Watch Rate Recorder
||Machine to calibrate watches and clocks
A: Rectangular shaped metal base with an L shaped top curved on two ends. At the right front there is a metal cylindar and a metal bar projecing out from holes in the top. To the left is a control lever with a round button. To the right projecting from a hole in the top and suspended above the deck of the machine is metal holder consisting of disks and a spring. Spring is operated with a plunger and the holder can be turned around. In front of this is a control panel consisting of a black metal plaque with tht e name American Time Products, Inc. New York City, New York, USA" printed at the top. Printed at the bottom is serial No. "No. 13057" and type No. "G-11". At the left is a black plastic knob with "ATF Inc" engraved at the top and "Control" is printed above the knob and can be turned left or right. To the right of this are two metal switches one says "on" and "off" and the other "record" and "listen." There is a red light above the two switches. To the right of this is a metal socket with "Phone" printed above. On the front of the machine is a metal label painted black with the words "Watch Master" in raised silver lettering. In the middle is the trade mark. There is a black electrical cord comingout of the back.
B& C: Hand books for the machine. They have blue paper back covers with the name of the company and manufacturer printed in blue. The company that used the machine has name stamped in front "Bow Wah, 672 King St., Seattle Wash." they are instruction books for the use of the machine and how to read the charts.
B: copyright in 1950 and has name of the company representative stamped on the front in red.
C: copyright in 1948 and the name "Chinn" in pencil on the top.
D: 12 rolls of charted paper printed in green ink with the name Watch Master at the top. (Location: SHELF 26D, in acid free box)
||Watch Cleaning Machine
||Watch Master Ultrasonic Watch Cleaner Machine with covered containers.
A:The rectangular shaped body is made of metal. The outside housing is covered with a gray texturized baked on enamel paint. The sides have ventilation holes. The top has two levels of red painted metal into which the four covered containers are inserted. At the front of this is a line of open slots also for ventilation. The machinery can be seen through the four holes, with the upper left containing a fan, upper right a white metal shelf, the two lower holes reveal a tan metal plate with slots for serrated columns attached to bottom of the cups. Another fan can be seen through the slots in the front. At the top front are three dials inserted in an aluminum plate. At the left is a switch labeled "dry". In the middle is a red plastic knob engraved with "mark-time". It can be turned from settings from "off" - 9" with "Min." in the middle. On the right is red plastic knob with a white dot which can be turned to "off, wash, rinse". On the front side of the machine are two labels, upper one mad of aluminum and painted red in the center "Watch Master" in raised lettering on either side of a clock shaped motif. On the parameter of the motif is "American Time Products, Inc. New York" and in the center "Trademark". On the lower aluminum label in red and black is "Type A-1, Ultrasonic Cleaner, American Time Products, Inc. New York, 115 V 60 ~ SER". Engraved below this is "A2899". A Large black electrical cord and plug extend from a hole in the bottom at the back. There are four rubber feet on the bottom.
B: an aluminum container with straight sides and a hole in the bottom. Welded to the bottom is a metal disk with six twisted arms extened towards the sides. A metal rod extends out form the bottom. This container fits into upper left hole in the machine above a metal fan.
C: An aluminum lid for B, round with short sides.
D: An aluminum container with straight sides and a solid bottom which has a metal column extending down ward. There are long metal tabs extending out form the center of the column which fits into a hole in the lower left of the machine.
E: An aluminum lid for D, identical to C.
F: An aluminum container with straight sides and a solid bottom which fits into the hole in the upper right hand corner of the machine.
G: An metal basket that has a wide mesch bottom, straight aluminum sides, a metal divider on the inside and a curved metal handle at the top. G sits inside F.
H: A small mech strainer that has an aluminum band around the top and the bottom. It fits inside G.
I: An aluminum lid for F identical to C, E.
J & K: Identical to D & E and fit into lower right hand hole.
L: Instruction booklet, glossy green paper folded with staple binding. The front cover has a photograph of the machine in a darker green circle. Below this in black is "Watchmaster Products, A division of the Bulova Watch Company, Inc."
The title of the book is "Operating Instructions, Watch Master, Model WT, Ultrasonic Watch Cleaner." The title is in a white square above the photograph. Stamped over the title to the right is "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." and two Chinese characters. (location SHELF 26D, in archival box)
||Watch Instruction Books
||Twelve Books containing information on watch repair
A: Hardcover brown book, H: 8.75", W: 6", D: 1.875", Front embossed with floral border design and " Watch and Clock Maker's Handbook-Dictionary and Guide, Britten" this is repeated in gold on the spine and at the bottom of the spine "Spon". Inside the front cover is black stamp - "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." This 14th edition is published in London by the E & FN Spon, 57 Haymarket SW1, and in New York by the Chemical Publishing Coy. Of N.Y.Inc., 148 Lafayette St. 1938.
B: Blue hardcover book, H: 9.25", W: 6.125", D: .5", printed on front cover in blue is a diagram of Watch wheels and "Complicated watches". Inside the front cover are two Chinese characters stamped inblack and "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." There is also a green, white and black square sticker with "The H & H Horological Supply Co., HAGCO, Denver, Colorado" the book is compiled by Seibel and Hagans and printed in the US by the Roberts Publishing Co. Denver, Colorado, Copyright 1945.
C: Black soft covered book bound with plastic black rings. H: 8.875", W: 6.25", D: .75".The front cover is embsossed with a silver circular design and "Better Watch Repairing - Faster!, Authors LM Lewis and Max E. Lee". The manuel is not dated and some of the text appears to have been typewritten. Black stamp in front and back inside "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.".
D: Turquoise hardcover book with black printing on front and spine and a drawing of a cloth within a bell jar. The book has green, white and black paper dustcover which repeats the printing on the cover. "The Horolovar Four Hundred - Day Clock Repair Guide By Charles Terwilliger. The first edition July, 1953, and the book copyrighted 1959 by Horolovar Co. Box 299, Bronxville, New York. H: 10.375", W: 7.25", D: .75".
Ei: Yellow soft cover book with blue cloth binding.H: 12", W: 9", D: .25" On the front is a blue oval containing stars and wrapped with laurel shaped leaves and "Waltham First American Watch Since 1850, Watch and Clock Material * 1948 Edition* Waltham Watch Company, Waltham 54, Massachusetts, USA". Inside is a black stamp "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash."
Eii: Yellow folded paper with "Material Price List to the Retailer and Watchmaker Feb., 1948"
Eiii: White paper printed in black on one side "Material Jobbers List, 1948, Domestic and Canadian"
Eiv: Letter on Waltham Watch Co. letterhead March 12, 1948, to the Bow Wah Co. Appears to be form letter sent out with the catalogue.
F: Bright blue soft cover ring binder with gold printing on front and spine, "Elgin Service Manual". Inner pages in black and blue have three holes and are separated with four cardstock dividers. Inside stamped with "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.", copyrighted 1958. H: 9.125", W: 7.125", D: 1.25".
G: Wine colored soft colored three ring binder with gold printing on front and spine "Elgin Genuine Material, Only Elgin Watches have the DuraPower Mainspring". There is also a crest on the front cover. Pages have three holes and are separated by dividers which have model numbers on them. They are printed by the "Material Department Elgin National Watch Co. Elgin Illinois." Stamped with "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." on the first page. H: 11.5", W: 9.875", D: 1.5".
H: Wine colored soft colored three ring binder with gold printing on front and spine "Elgin Service Bulletin, Only Elgin Watches have the DuraPower Mainspring". There is also a crest on the front cover. Pages have three holes and are separated by red dividers which have model numbers on them. They are printed by the "Material Department Elgin National Watch Co. Elgin Illinois." Stamped with "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." on the first page. H: 11.5", W: 9.875", D: 1.5".
Ii: Blue hard cover three ring binder with masking tape on the front and written in black ink "Hamilton Technical Bulletin 1948".
Stamped on the inside cover - "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.". Contains pages dated 1955 from Edauchas Co. in Switzerland." Service bulletin from the Hamilton Watch Co in Lancaster Penn and some hand written and typewritten pages of instruction with diagams in pencil. The last page is a letter from the Hamilton watch Co. dated March 12, 1948 which accompanied the technical literature sheets. H: 11.5", W: 10", D: 1.25".
Iii & iii: Two copies of paper booklet with black printing "Practical Modern Watch Making-Educational bulletins, by the Horological Institute of America by HL Deehler." Published by the Horological Institute of America Washington DC. Stamped in red ink is "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.".
J: Orange and white pamphlet "the H.I.A. Journal, Official Publication of the Horological Institiute of America, September, 1952." With a photograph of a watch showing world time zones on the front. On the front is stamped "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." and on the back is typewritten "Lester Chinn 672 King St. Seattle 4, Washington." 9" X 6".
Ki & ii: Two pamphlets printed in black "Cylopedia of Valuebel Information for Jewler, Watchmaker, Optician. Privately printed for the trade. Price 2.50, by Nelson Hall, Publishers, 321 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago."
Ki: Written in ink on the front "Lester Chin 1949".Stamped on the front are two Chinese characters and "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash."
Kii: Written in ink on the front "Your Instructor Wm. ?? Fickeisen, 1949" Stamped on the front are two Chinese characters.and "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.".
L: Three copies of letter head paper 8.5" X 11", black printing at the top "Bow Wah Company" and then to wsets of double lines and in between the lines "CHINESE JEWWLRY - JADES - CURIOS - LUGGAGE - ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES" and then the address: "Phone SEneca 1467, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." in the upper right hand corner.
M: Two cardstock tickets with blue stamp of three Chinese characters and "Bow Wah Co., 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash."
L & M in Archives.
||Two cardboard and two plastic boxes containing watch parts.
A: Rectangular cardboard lidded box 4" X 8" X 1" with a label printed in blue, "Meyer Beck Co. Encino, Calif., to Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." and a blue 5 cent stamp. On one end of the box written in ink "Bulova 5 AB-AS976-1012. Inside are 6 smaller white cardboard boxes 2.5" X 1.625" X .75"which have bottom s which slide out to one side.
Ai: Stamped in blue ink "ETA 1,000-1220 for Bulova 8AH" an d numbers written in ink. Inside is a clear paper wrapper containing a very tiny needle like balance staff. A larger balance staff and three brass knobs.
Aii: Stamped in blue ink-" For Bulova 6AM-AH-AK-AZ" and numbers written in ink. Inside the box are four blue paper packages printed in red, three containing mainsprings and one containing a winding stem. A clear paper package with a mainspring, a blue lined foil package with a mainspring, one tiny balance staff, three small winding stems, three longer winding stem and three brass knobs.
Aiii: Printed in blue on the top "ETA 900-925-930 for Bulova 10-BE" containing one sealed blue package of balance staffs, two winding stems and two knobs.
Aiv: Stamped on top in blue "AS 970-1171 For Bulova 8AL" containing one blue package of balance staffs, two foil packages containing mainsprings, ten winding stems and two brass knobs.
Av: Stamped on top in blue "For Benrus Bm Font 60", containing one package of balance staffs three mainsprings and brass knobs.
Avi: Stamped on top in blue "A.S. 1194-1158-1187" containing one blue package of balance staffs ands two brass knobs.
B: Rectangular lidded cardboard box containing 28 packages of mainsprings and one loose spring, H: 1.75", W: 8", D: 2.25". The lid of the box has "Springs" written inpencil on the top and a black stamp Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." on one end a black stamp "No. W 105". On one side e printed in black is "Swartchild & Co., Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, Kansas City".
Bi: Top of the box
Bii: Bottom of the box which has two metal tabs on either end which attach to the top.
Biii - xvii: Small envelopes with blue printing "Waltham Mainsprings". Each package contains one black spring with rust colored circular holder.
Bxviii: Small envelope withprinting "Swartchild & Co." written in ink on the front "Eibosa Main" containing one bronze colored spring held with wire and one blue colored metal spring held with brass ring.
Bxvix - xx: two envelopes printed in red "Waltham Mainspring" each contains metal spring with holder.
Bxxi: Small envelope printed in brown "Charles Robert fit for a Waltham".On the back flap 100% Hand made English Crucible Cast Steel" Inside is paisley shaped spring inside a clear envelope.
Bxxii - xxiii: Two small envelopes with brown printing"Excelsior Mainspring" containing spring wrapped in foil.
Bxxiv - xxv: Two small envelopes printed in black "A. Adolphe Hug, J. Green building, Seattle, Wash."containing paisley shaped springs.
Bxxvi - xxix: Four small envelopes printed in black "Sandsteel Mainspring, New York." Each contains a spring inside a metal holder.
Bxxx: One square envelope with black printing "Elgin Resilient Mainspring". Contains large blue spring in cardboard holder.
Bxxxi: Mainspring in metal holder wrapped in clear paper.
C: Rectangular plastic box with hinged lid and dividers, H: 1.25", W: 8.25", D: 4.25", each of the 18 compartments holds one or two small square envelopes. There are 20 packages with blue or red printing for the companies Longienes, Wittnauer, and Le Coultre. Each contains a mainspring, winding stem or balance staff.
Cxx: has a brass knob tied to outside of the package.
D: Plastic box with hinged lid and seven compartments. H: 1.25", W: 4.5", D: 3". One hinge is broken, and inside the lid is paper label printed in blue and white "Bulova Buloloy Mainsprings Kit, No. 20. $10.95." In the left three compartments are three yellow plastic holders with the number 7AD in black, four red holders # 6AH, Six green holders #5AD, One green holder # 5AB and in the right three compartments are three black holders #8AD, Two red holders, #8AE, one blue holder #10AK, two blue holders # 10BC, three red holders # 10CSC.
The holders are printed on one side with Buloloy Bulova Watch Co. and on the other with "Insertopak" and "Barrell side". In the larger middle compartment is holder # 7AK and the spring has sprung. In the middle of the compartment is a plastic peg which holds a plastic tool. The tool is hexagonal shaped with a hole in the center and has six hexagonal shaped projections around the outside. The projections are black, red, yellow, green, white and blue to match the spring holders. It is used to insert the spring from the holder.
||Mouth organ made from a gourd
Tan colored round gourd with long straight neck with tip cut off. Inserted through the bottom and top of the body of the gourd are three bamboo or reed tubes. Two are 10" long and one is 6.75" long. Pitch seals openings around tubes, on top and bottom.
A: 2 Piso Bill predominantly blue wiht portrait of Jose Rizal. On the back illustration of the declaration of Filipino independence June 12, 1898.
B: 5 Piso Bill predominantly green with brown ink. Portrait of Andres Bonifacio on the left. On the back is illustraiton of men talking a blood oath - "Mga Bagong Kasapi ng katipunan na Lumalagda sa mga kasulatan ng kkk sa pamamagitan ng Kanilang dugo"
C: 10 Piso bill. Olive green and brown ink. Portrait of Apolinaro Mabini on left side. On the back is "Simbahan ng Barasoain"
D: 50 Piso bill. Beige paper with black and red ink. Portrait of Antonio Luna on left. On the back in red is illustration of the blood campact between Sikatuna and Legaspi.
E: 5 Piso coin. On the front if Ferdinand Marcos. Dated September 21, 1972.
F: 1 Piso coin. Octagonal shape. On the front is "Jose Rizal" 1976.
||Pair of Shoes
||Pair of women's high heeled beaded shoes.
Shoes have cloth upper front woth a solid bugle and seed bead in two shades of white and two shades of blue creating a triple swirll design. Design repeated on 2.5 " heel. The insole and under sole are made of brown leather trimed with blue velvet. There are straps at the back go around the wearer's heel down the back and fasten over the instep with a strap that has holes to fasten to metal buckle.
||Pair of Shoes
||Pair of women's backless beaded shoes
Slipper style shoes have blue velvet insole and trim with the toe covered with bugle and seed beads in shades of blue and white. The curved designs featured flowers and leaves on one half of the toe and wave like designs on the other half. A flat heel and under sole are made of thick leather. The manufacturer's name "Filifinas Foot Wear Manila PI" framed in a triangle. Size 42 is stamped into the bottom. On the right shoe the under sole is gouged near the toe.
||Pair of Shoes
||Pair of Women's Backless beaded shoes
Slipper like shoes have a dark brown velvet toe and insole and heel covering. The toe is partially covered with brown bugle beads and white seed beads. The design features three flower shapes interspersed with undulating beaded lines. Some of the beads on the left shoe are loose. The 1.75" heel narrows towards the bottom. The brown leather under sole has the size 42 punched into the bottom near the toe.
||Silk robe made in China for the western market
A: Ivory colored satin lined with light weight silk twill of the same color. Down both sides of the front, over the shoulders down the back and on the back of the sleeves are embroidered motifs in satin stitch outlined with gold couching. Motifs include medallion shapes with a green and purple Chinese junk, a brown and beige sail, yellow purple and blue waves, green, brown and yellow mountains, blue and purple pavilion, pink, yellow, purple and green flowers and brown birds. Between the medallions are large flowers on branches. They include pink, white and purple plum blossoms, pink, purple and blue peonies, yellow, orange and purple citron blossom. Yellow, orange, and purple chrysanthemums. There are two purple, fuschia, orange and yellow butterflies on the back. Robe is sewn in style of Japanese kimono with straight sides and back square sleeves, and a collar band which runs down to the hem. Loop sewn on inside neck for hanging.
B: There is a 1.5" wide matching tie that goes through two fabric loops under each arm.
||Straw Snow Boots
||Model Straw Snow Boots, Pair of Yuki-nagagutsu (A, B)
Woven straw boots separately woven soles, plain weave uppers with decorative weave in front, twill weave sides, with stakes extending to form long top of boot which are reinforced with red yarn serving a decorative purpose. The tops of the boots are trimmed with indigo colored cotton fabric with ikat style printed design.
||Pair of Sandals
||Pair of Women's Mule Style Wood Sandals (A,B)
Made of a single piece of wood, hand carved with an opening at arch, carved flower on either side of heel. The sole is painted red with the flower painted white and yellow at the center; the wood insole is varnished. Sandal straps are made of weft-faced red and white cloth attached to the sole with brass tacks painted to match the straps. Nailed to the bottom is a horseshoe shaped leather strip at the toe and a leather heel. A sticker attached to each insole is printed in black, "Lucero, Manila Handcrafted".
||Cloth Chinese Male Figure Theater Puppet
Puppet has clay head, hands and feet painted in theatrical style; the face is painted white with red and black designs, blue neck and ears. Cloth and paper hat with orange, white and blue pom poms on top and sides, the front of the hat is decorated with sequins and beads attached with copper wire to a crown shaped front piece covered with red fabric on white and gold paper; on body of the hat is made of white satin cloth stiffened with paper and trimmed with blue ribbon; at the very top is an orange double pointed shape extending up from the back and trimmed with yellow ribbon; the back is pink cloth stiffened with paper and trimmed with yellow braid. The figure wears a red and gold brocade robe with orange accents in a crysanthemum, halo shaped and floral design design which is cut to form two side panels and attached front and back panels; the back panel is cut from a dark pink and gold brocade with orchids, chrysanthemums and plum design; the same material is used for a front tab. At the waist is a yellow and black brocade band in the form of a belt and the same fabric is used in the collar which is trimmed with pink braid. The body is made from white muslin and the legs are filled with beans; hand stitched in front. Clay fist-shaped hands are painted pink, clay feet are painted black boots with white soles.
||Chinese male doll
A: Papier mache head, hands and feet; cloth body containing rubbery substance. Painted peachy colored skin with bald head and small amount of painted white hair on back, eyebrow, mustache and goatee, red lips, brown and black eyes, rosy cheeks and rose colored wrinkles around the eyes, rose colored finger and toe nails. He wears a blue cotton tunic and trousers with ties at the bottom of each leg; and a coconut fiber vest with a paper backing, white stitching and blue piping and a black braid loop and knot closure. He carries a basket made from light and dark brown molded plastic suspended from white cotton twill tape. There is a hole in his clenched right hand with traces of glue where something was once inserted.
B: Hat made of tan paper with gauze cover in a conical shape with a wide brim; white cotton twill tape for ties
||Aneko (big sister) style Japanese cornhusk doll
Tall slender doll is padded with cotton or polyester batting and the head and clothes are made of dried corn husks (yellowish white color). The face has no features and the hair is folded and tied into a traditional style. The corn husk clothing consists of a crossed undercollar and the kimono top is made of a corn husk that is folded on one edge to create a crossed collar with the side pieces folded down to represent sleeves. Another cornhusk is wrapped in columnar form for the bottom of the kimono. The obi is made of a corn husk wrapped around the middle over the join between the top and bottom of the kimono; another husk is tied to the back to form the obi bow and two smaller pieces form the obi age and the obi jime which holds the obi together. The doll is attached to a 2" square block of wood.
The front hair pieces have shrunk slightly revealing the white batting beneath.
||Japanese Dancer Doll
A: Round fair face with painted black eyes and eyebrows, red mouth; short straight black fibre hair with bangs; doll is looking across her right shoulder; body is turned diagonally with the right arm toward the back and the left arm held up to the shoulder to hold a carrying bar with 2 buckets. The long kimono extends out behind the figure and has long sleeves; made of rayon in a red, pink, blue, yellow, green and white design including hemp leaf pattern, maple leaves, water and flowers; the orange and gold obi is made of paper and metallic thread. The doll has paper hands; the left is curled around a red and gold carrying bar which has two paper buckets in blue and silver hanging from faded red threads at each end of the bar. The doll is attached to a black lacquer base that has an orange fabric top.
B: The eboshi style had is made of gold colored paper with a pink lining; it stands up with a curved top. An orange silk braided cord is strung through two holes on either side of the hat and is tied in a bow which fits under the doll's chin.
||Newspaper written in Japanese, "Jiji Shimpo, Ocean Edition", April 30, 1929
Two pages of yellowing paper, black ink printing, written in Japanese except half of one page written in English reporting Western news, has some photographs and half a page of cartoons.
||Women's Summer kimono
Long robe with short square sleeves for informal wear. Indigo dyed bast fiber with white resist pattern. The all over design consists of white starbursts with curved ribbon shapes intersecting with each other and the starbursts. The ribbon shapes are stripped horizontally white on blue with splashes of white. The straight band collar extends half way down the front which has extensions for overlapping. The front and back yokes are lined with white cotton. The kimono is machine sewn.
||Women's informal kimono
Long body with medium length sleeves and rounded corners. Sleeve is open in the section next to the body. Smaller wrist opening. Collar, straight, extends half way down the front which has extensions for overlapping. Synthetic royal blue and white crepe has an overall design of blue and white bamboo branches against scattered blue cloud like background. The cloth label on the inside back of the collar has a red sunburst emblem and "Made in Japan" woven in. Machine and hand sewn. Unlined.
||Women's informal kimono
Long body with medium length sleeves and rounded corners open on the side near the body. Small wrist openings. Wide straight band collar extending half way down he front. Which has extensions for over lapping. The collar has a doublelayer around the neck line acting as reinforcement. The kimono is made of short fiber, silk fabric, woven in vertical bands of reddish brown graduating from light to dark. The weave has a pale brown variegated grid pattern resembling a plaid. (Possibly Tsumugi)? The fabric has a random supplementary weft pattern of pink, blue, black and silver roses. The collar is lined with plain weave silk which has turned pink after washing. The center back seam allowances has been bound with a purple silk and the kimono is hand stitched. There is no lining. On the inner collar at the back is a knotted silk thread loop which indicates the collar is meant to be folded in half length wise.
||Woman's Informal Kimono
Purple silk background with woven in vertical stripe there are large resist dye motifs over the whole robe. They are clusters of large leaves and small flowers in red, yellow, salmon pink, gray, gold and white. Among the large motifs are scattered small blossoms. The straight collar extends half- way down the front and is doubled to reinforce the neck line. The sleeves and upper body are lined with red silk and the lower body and sleeve edges are lined with fuschia silk crepe.
||Women's Lined Kimono
Peach colored silk damask with woven in design of floral medallions. Yuzen-zome dyeing of scattered hexagon shaped rectangles in white, light green, red and pink which frame different styles plum and cherry blossoms in pink, white, red, yellow, and green. Outside these hexagons are other shapes and floral designs in the same colors. The kimono has long sleeves appropriate for a young woman. There is an opening near the body and the outside corner is rounded. The collar extends three - quarters of the way down the kimono and has a reinforced section around the neck. It is lined with white silk and the upper body red silk in the sleeves, and red cotton at the bottom.
||Women's Summer Kimono
Long body medium length sleeves with rounded corner, open near body, wide straight band collar extending halfway down the front which has extensions for overlapping. Overall white wavy net design on navy blue back ground. Accented with smaller white dots. Design appears to be resist dyed to imitate tie dyed "knoko shibori" dyed method. Collar has an extra layer of fabric around the neck line. And is lined with white cotton. It is designed to be folded in half length wise. The rest of the kimono is unlined. Machine and hand stitched.
||Young Woman's Informal Kimono
Pale yellow synthetic robe with all over pattern of large peonies in full bloom. The peonies are peach, red, orange, and white shades with dark and light bluish leaves and an apricot colored shadow. The sleeves are long, open near the body and have rounded outside. Collar extends 3/4 of the way down the front of the robe and like the body of the robe it is lined with white cotton near the top and pink cotton near the bottom. The sleeves are lined with red silk.
||Women's Under Kimono Nagajuban
Medium length body with long sleeves which have been basted to shorten them. Straight band collar extends halfway down the front. Red and white printed crepe has an overall design simulating tie dyed "Konoko shibori" method. The background is mostly square dots with large folding fan motifs scattered on top. The fans overlap and are connected with looping ribbons. There is an "eri " collar sewn over the top of the garment collar. It is made of white crepe like fabric with a textured medallion design woven in the inside collar and back have been stained yellow.
||Formal Kimono for Older Woman
Black silk robe with Yuzen-zome dyed wagon wheel motif at lower hem at both fronts. The top half of the Wagon wheels show in white, light blue and beige color. On the wagon wheels are floral design of clover, pinks. In front of the wheels are white outlines of suzuki (pampas grass.) There are five white mon family crests in the shape of the mygoa (ginger family plant). On the center back, the back sleeves and both sides of the chest. The collar is wide so that it can be folded in half length wise. It is lined with white silk crepe. The body of the kimono is unlined.
||Young Woman's Formal Kimono
Black silk crepe with yuzen -zome dyed motif extending from the hem half way up from both fronts and inside each front. Motif consists of large images of out of scale they include folding fans, stylized pine branches, bamboo leaves, plum blossoms, treasure wagon, folk house, and large white cranes. Colors include green gray, pink, yellow, peach, rust, and gray -blue. There are some gold painted accents and the cranes have red and white embroidery. The collar is wide and the upper half is reinforced. Around the neck it has been folded in half and tacked to the inner collar. A plastic and cloth stiffener is inserted between the collar layers. Sleeves are long with square corners and whole kimono lined with white habutai silk. There is a cloth label stamped in red ink "Made in Japan" hanging from one thread at the neck.
Black dye on the front of the kimono shows signs of fading.
||Woman's formal Kimono
Fine black silk crepe with Yuzen -zome dyed scene at the hem on the front and inside. The scene is divided into sections by cloud shapes and shows a treasure wagon at the bottom surrounded by pine plum, chrysanthemum and bamboo branches. Above this motif are rock formations trees, flowers, a pavilion, and two flying cranes. The motif in yellow, green, red, brown, gray and white is surrounded by graduating white background. The cranes are accented with white embroidery and there is some gold couching and gold paint. There are five mon family crests in the shape of the Kiri leaf and blossom which represent the donor's Father's family. The collar is wide so that it can be doubled and the sleeves are long with squared corners. The kimono is lined with red silk.
||Nagajuban Under collar bodice with sleeves
White cotton gauze bodice that has a tuck at the shoulders. Long sleeve lined red and white silk crepe sleeves are attached at the shoulders to the white gauze. The sleeves a have konoko shibori design of squarish white dots in the shape of very large folding fans. A white cotton straight band collar extends almost to the bottom of the bodice and has a strip of red silk crepe stitched over the upper part of the collar. On top of this is a double layer of light pink silk covering most of the red crepe. The garment is hand stitched, the bodice and collar are quite discolored. This under bodice was probably worn by a young girl.
||Pink silk under Kimono (Nagajuban)
The body of the robe is made of light pink silk damask with an woven-in design of spots imitating shibori dying and a wave -like motif. The robe is long and straight with tuck at the waist line, long sleeves which have been shortened with basting. The narrow straight collar has a white eri detachable collar basted around the top section. It is embroidered with white flowers and gold accents. There is a plastic stiffener inside. Two white cotton ties are stitched to the bottom of the collar area to hold the robe in place.There is also piece of white cloth stitched to the upper back which acts as a tie. The Kimono has perspiration stains next to sleeves and upper back turning the silk yellow.
This robe is worn underneath a kimono with the collar exposed.
||Young women's Nagajuban Under robe Kimono
White cotton body has tucks at the shoulder and a front yolk, the lower section of the body is red cotton with a deep hem. There are red cotton front extensions for overlapping and a straight band collar extending halfway down the robe. It is covered around the neck line with a light pink cotton strip. Very long sleeves are attached to the body at the shoulders. They are made of a printed fabric with an alternating orange cloud and purple and green floral motif. Inside the orange clouds are printed white alternating leaf and Buddhist knot designs. The flowers are mostly different varieties of chrysanthemum. The nagajuban is machine stitched in crude fashion.
||White cotton cloth worn under kimono next to body
Made of two hemmed heavy plain woven cotton pieces which are sewn together to create a larger square with a flat fell seam in the middle. A white label with blue woven printing "American Linen Supply" is sewn into the hem of one of the pieces. Extending from the center seam on each side are pale green twill synthetic tapes which act as ties for securing the cloth around the waist. There are some yellow stains.
||Hanten Jacket for Festival Wear
The jacket is made of rayon which has been printed with turquoise blue dye as a background and a red and white rope shape extending around the hip area. In the center of the back is a large Japanese character in red and white. The jacket has a straight black collar which extends to the bottom. Is resist dyed with two sets of Japanese characters on the upper section. The sleeves are straight with an opening near the body and the wrist section is lined with brown silk crepe that has a white diamond design. Inside the back neck is a white round cloth which protects the jacket from soiling. Next to this is a label which has been woven with washing instructions and "Matsuriya Co. Ltd., Made in Japan" . The jacket is hand stitched.
||Obi Material for Informal Obi
Double faced orange silk and metallic fabric. Fabric with long selvage edges. The design is a bold wave like motif which has four finger like lines set at a diagonal resembling the crest of a wave. At both ends are double horizontal lines and at one end there are four Japanese characters woven beneath the pattern.
||Woman's Obi to be worn at all Seasons
Jacquard woven obi with orange background and a blue gold, white, and beige repeating design over the length of the sash. There are chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, bamboo leaf repeating design, gift boxes and wagon wheels. At one end is a double stripe of gold couching but the gold has worn off the thread. There are some loose threads.
Exterior fabric is made of a resist dyed silk crepe with a repeating design of off white squares on brownish red background. Repeated inside and inside the squares is a design of two pomegranates with eaves. The resist design creates a mottled reddish brown skin with tiny white flower spikes. One pomegranate has blue seeds. The pomegranates are decorated in a variety of ways. Starting at on end the blue seeds have been embroidered over with gold thread. The small flowers and leaf veins accented with gold thread. In the next square only the small flowers and veins are accented in gold. The next three squares are undecorated then the next pomegranate is accented with gold and orange silk embroidery. With small flowers and vein accents. The next pomegranates are decorated with embroidery, gold coveringthe seeds, and white orange,red pink and gold threads covering one whole pomegranate. The other pomegranate and the leafs are decorated with orange and gold thread. The next square has two leaves embroided with orange and gold thread. And a yellow stain on one side. The next is undecorated. The next two have orange embroidered leaves orange and gold accents on one pomegranate and on has gold embroidered seeds.the next six are undecorated. At each end are two white horizontal stripes dyed into the fabric. The last one and one half have gold embroidery accents and one has blue seeds covered with gold braid. The back of the obi is 1950's style upholstery fabric. Abstract designs in green yellow, rust and black on a beige background. The obi appears to be padded or has an extra layer of fabric on the inside.
||Men's Formal Obi
Light weight black silk sash decorated with kanoka shibori design. A series of white dots extends across the end of the sash in a wave like shape with two well head motifs with in the wave. Another band of dots extends below the wave shape. Seven smaller dot motifs are dispersed across the middle part of the sash. The design is created by tying little tufts of fabric with thread and dying the fabric black. White dots are left when the threads are removed and gives a crinkled effect to the motif.
||Informal Obi for Festival Wear
The sash is made of shibori dyed turquoise blue and red habutai silk. The red and blue appear in broad diagonal bands separated by white areas of resist. On one side near each end and in the center are tie dyed dots in three rings.The silk is joined in the center, folded inhalf length wise and has a padding which is stitched along the edges by hand.
||Pair of white tabi socks
A, B: Plain white cotton uppers have a seam down the center front, shaped at the front for a separate big toe, open at the back and fastened with three brass colored metal tabs which fit into two rows of cotton thread stitching (in the form of loops). The attached sole is made of heavy white cotton twill. The right tabi is lined with white cotton flannel and the left tabi upper is lined with plain white cotton and the sole with white cotton flannel.
||Long Narrow Sash.
Made of white synthetic material and tie dyed in four spots in an orange crinkled design. Sash was formed by doubling and folding the cloth length wise to make it thicker. The ends have been folded in and stitched together.
||Sash (Obi Age)
||Red Obi Age Sash for Women
The fine plain woven silk has been stitch resisted and dyed red. The intricate design consists of floral motifs - chrysanthemums, kiri leaves - . These motifs mirrored at the other end of the sash. Part of the design has more solid puffy areas in contrast to the fine line motifs. There are diagonal lines in the background and at either end the silk has been left untied. Above this are two horizontal lines. Where the sash was tie dyed it has shrunk to 6" wide.
||Sash (Obi Jime)
||Obi Jime Tie For Woman's Obi
Faded orange silk sewn into a tube and stuffed with cotton batting. The silk is decorated with white embroidered flowers scattered along its length. There are some beige accents which may have been gold at one time. One end of the sash is tied with thread and the other is frayed.
||Stiffener for the front of an Obi
The support is rectangular shaped with rounded corners and is slightly bowed. It is made from two pieces of cardboard. Stitched together to form a pocket. The front is covered with printed silk. There are brightly colored chrysanthemums, daisies and pinwheels. In red, ink, green, yellow, orange, blue and white. One corner is decorated with silver tortoise shell and cherry blossom designs. The back is covered with white cotton.
||Boy's cotton yukata
short body and square sleeves made of printed cotton. The design consists of diagonally printed stripes in blue, browns, and beige. Each stripe has a different motif which is repeated every 16 rows. The motifs include arrow shafts, stripes, a checker board, cherry blossoms, fences, double fan, hemp leaf, zigzag, gourd, floral designs and geometric designs. The straight band collar extends to the bottom of the garment and is made of sateen the inside of the sleeve hems are faced with a bright pink cotton.
||Nagajuban Under Kimono for a Young Woman
Red silk with a printed design of fan shapes kiri leaves, bell flowers, plum blossoms, wisteria, and hexagonal tortoise shell shapes containing other motifs. There are gosho style doll figures scattered among the other motifs which cover the whole kimono. Motifs are red, pink, blue, yellow, orange and white. Sleeves are long and open near the body. They have been turned up and tacked in place to make them shorter. There is an over collar made of white synthetic fabric with a raised design and a stiffener has been inserted in between. The body of the kimono has been lined with red silk and the sleeves are lined with a self fabric. The kimono is stained in two places on the front.
||Small Child's cotton Yukata
The robe is made of large squares of blue and white cotton pieced together to form a long body with short sleeves. The doubled collar is a straight band which runs tot he hem line and is reinforced around the neck line with another layer of fabric. There are tucks at the shoulder and an inner front and back yoke. Cotton squares include bright blue wisteria and bamboo fence design; a large white floral design decorated with dots and zig zaged lines on a bright blue background; white dragon fly design on dark blue; white fish and fish net design on bright blue; white blossom and stripe design on dark blue; white bows and stripes on dark blue; dark blue blossoms, water wheel and cart wheel design on white alternating with dark blue fringe design; white wisteria and pine design inside a blue square centered on a white background with blue stripes; Blue striped floral design on white back ground; similar design in purple and white. The upper collar has a blue on white design of wisteria, pinks and stripes. The lower collar has white blossoms on a dark blue back ground.
||Child's Cotton Yukata
the robe is made of blue and white cotton squares sewn together to form a long body and short sleeves. The collar is a long straight band extending to the hem. And is reinforced with another piece o f material around the neck line. There is an inner yolk facing.The motifs include: dark blue stripped flower on a gridded white back ground; blue and white wave medallions on a blue and white stripped back ground; a white leafy vine design interspersed with white dots on a blue back ground; white and blue positive/negative wisteria design on a blue stripped white back ground; a large blue hemp leaf on a white background which is then reversed to appear white on blue; White leaf design appearing beneath a blue and white grid on a blue background; Dark blue pinks with leaves on a blue stripped white back ground; White and blue pinks on a white and blue stripped back ground; white pinks and blues with a white grid on a blue back ground; white wisteria and grid on a blue back ground. The sleeves have four different fabrics including a large white flower with a pine bark motif and dots on a blue background. A large pine bark shape containing blue petals and grid on a white background contrasting with a dark blue area. Large semi - circles containing blue and white balloon flowers and grass on a white background surrounding white dots on a blue background. Another semi circle has blue outlined flowers and leaves on a blue background next to a large dark blue area; a pine bark outline of blue contains a gridded flower design of blue on white on two different scales. The upper collar ahs blue and white clover on top of a white and blue stripped background. The lower collar has blue and white morning glory designs.
||Five pieces of Mizuhiki gift decoration
Mizuhiki is made of washi paper rolled into fine strands and covered with colored paper
A: Gold and silver interlaced knot design forming a circular pattern with curled tendrils around the outside
B: Gold on one half and silver on the other half, 5 strands form ring shape and are tied into a flat knot with curled tentrils hanging down
C: Multi-colored strands of mizuhiki are held together near one end by a red lined white paper folded around artificial yellow fabric fruit and green foliage, tied in place with gold mizuhiki. At the same end is knotted round shaped motif made of acqua, red, yellow and purple strands with a bright pink knotted and curled design in the center. A gold cross shaped motif is attached to the same end and a metallic loop tied between the two motifs.
D: Identical to C except there is no artificial foliage in the red lined white paper.
E: Dark green on one half and white on the other half, 10 strands form a small ring shape and are tied into a flat knot
||21 rubber stamps with wood handles, 8 wood handles with no stamps, 15 rubber stamps with no handles.
Wood handles have a bulbous upper edge which narrow in the center and flares out to the flat edge on which the rubber stamp is glued, stained reddish brown with a lacquer finish which is worn in places, unfinished edges. Rubber stamps have raised numbers, English letters and Chinese characters; ink has crystallized on the stamps.
A: "No. 18 Co.", 4 Chinese characters above, Pacific Coast Stamp Works sticker on side
B: "No. 19 Co.", 4 characters
C: "No. 8 Co.", 3 characters, finish is worn off the handle
D: "No. 7 Co.", 3 characters, part of sticker remains
E: "No. 10 Co.", 3 characters
F: "No. 17 Co.", 4 characters
G: "No. 13 Co.", 4 characters
H: "No. 11 Co.", 4 characters
I: "No. 3 Co.", 3 characters
J: "No. 4 Co.", 3 characters, sticker on side
K: "No. 2 Co.", 3 characters, sticker on side
L: "No. Twenty Eight Co.", 5 characters, very worn handle, worn finish
M: "No. Twenty Six Co.", 5 characters, one worn side
N: "No. Twenty Five Co.", 5 characters
O: "Wing Fook Yuen Co.", 4 characters
P: "Pilipino Co.", 4 characters
Q: 3 large Chinese characters
R: "11 P.M."
S: "3 P.M."
T: "8 P.M.", sticker on side
U: "9 P.M."
V: Handle only, stamp surface is wider than other stamps
W: Handle only, very worn finish
X: Handle only
Y: Small handle only
Z: Small handle only
AA: Small handle only
AB: Small handle only, sticker on the side
AC: Large (3" X 2.875" X 1.125") handle only, round bulbous end, metal screw holding handle in place, recessed surface for stamp, worn finish
AD: Rubber stamp top only, small Chinese character representing "day" at top above row of Chinese characters, in English "Wing Sang Yuen Co., Daytime"
AE: Identical to AD except "Chong" instead of "Sang"
AF: Identical to AD except "Fong" instead of "Sang" and "Nighttime" instead of "Daytime"
AG: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters across top, in English "Wing Fook Yuen Co."
AH: Rubber stamp top only, "5 P.M."
AI: Rubber stamp top only, "2 P.M."
AJ: Rubber stamp top only, "Pilipino Co." with 4 Chinese characters
AK: Identical to AJ
AL: Rubber stamp top only, 3 Chinese characters across the top, in English "No. 1 Co."
AM: Rubber stamp top only, 3 Chinese characters, in English "No. 5 Co."
AN: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, in English "No. 12 Co."
AO: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, "No. 20 Co."
AP: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, "No. 21 Co."
AQ: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, "No. 23 Co."
AR: Rubber stamp top only, 5 Chinese characters, "No. 27 Co."
AS: Square reddish colored stone with round depression on top and gouged figure? on the other
AT: Wooden cigar box with lid attached with brass hinges, with tongue and groove joinery, each side and top has stamped black ink "Sam'l J. Davis y Ca.", "1886" with stylized border, on sides "Queens, 3 for 50 cents", on top "Finest Selection, Havana Blend, New York, the Vintage Cigar" (repeated on inside of lid).
||Tunic and Pants
||Long Tunic and Pants Outfit intended as casual wear
A: Purple silk damask with woven-in large floral design, long sleeves cut in one piece with the long body and have extensions at the ends, side closing with diagonal edge from center top front, front and back are consist of two pieces cut into an A shape, closing consists of self fabric loops and brass ball buttons with engraved markings, stand up collar. There are dark stains in a couple of places.
B: Purple silk damask pants with a gusset added to the crotch, top extended band with inserted elastic waist. On either side of each leg the fabric has been folded into a pleat and 3 decorative self fabric frogs can be buttoned to narrow the leg at the bottom. Two white tabs, one printed in ink "7411" and the other is a "Made in China" label. The fabric appears worn on the legs.
||Woman's casual summer kimono
Blue damask polyester fabric with a woven-in large cloud pattern has resist dyed white and black grass design around the hem, part way up the left front, on the back of the right sleeve and on the front of the left sleeve; unlined. The sleeves are relatively short and open near the body of the kimono, square shaped with slightly rounded corners, doubled collar with white lining extends 3/4 down the kimono; inside the seams are bound in a "Hong Kong" finish with white fabric. The color and motif indicate this robe would be appropriate for summer wear and the length of the sleeves indicate it is for casual wear.
||Woman's Casual Obi
Turquoise synthetic sash woven lengthwise with a white supplementary weft geometric design of two narrow, one wide and 4 striped rows, folded in half lengthwise and sewn on one side, folded and open at ends, underside is plain.
||Miniature Folding Fan (Senshu)
Bamboo slats glued to a white silk fabric panel painted with brown branches, white cherry blossoms accented by orange, yellow and green flecks; and splashes of pink in background; upper edge of fan is trimmed with silver foil. The two outside slats are painted magenta. At the base is a silver colored metal rivet and post with silver ring attached possibly for a tassel.
||Folding Fan (Sensu)
Bamboo carved spokes with a pierced design, top third covered with fabric which is painted with a white peacock having a blue head and yellow beak, tail feathers are spread out, up and over the top of the fan; the background is light blue and fades to white from the left; the two end spokes are clear plastic with silver flecks embedded; the pieces are held together by a single silver colored metal pin and one end of the pin has a ring to which is attached a faded light blue silk cord with tassels at each end.
||Folding Fan (Sensu)
Bamboo slats with a pierced design, top half covered with paper glued to spokes, cream color background with a silver water design and 7 light blue ovals and 2 gold ovals scattered across. The end pieces are bamboo carved in a half oval shape; a single plastic rivet holds spokes together, a light blue cord goes through the rivet and has a small green plastic bead holding a large loop in place.
At the bottom is a large ink stain on the outside of the bamboo spoke.
||Flat Paper Fan
Round shaped with a double layer of white paper with bamboo skeleton radiating from handle inside. Trimmed with cream colored paper strip. On the front wood-block print style village scene with peach colored torii gate and fence, yellow building in center with gray roof, pine trees and people throughout scene, two buildings in background, and mountains on horizon. The fan is inserted into a flat bamboo wood handle with knotched top and reinforced with white glue; a semi-circular blue paper tab protects the fan at the handle. On the back is kanji written in gray ink. On the bottom back of the handle is a black permanent mark covering an old museum inventory number.
Sandalwood pierced spokes, intricated carved, near the end of each one is a painted outline of a rose with a green stem and two leaves on both sides. The end spokes are white plastic molded with the same design as the sandalwood. A single silver colored pin holds them together; at one end of the pin is a ring through which runs a red silk cord with a decorative knot and two tassels at the end
||3 Flat Miniature Fans, Envelope and Manufacturer's Label
Ai: Paper Fan, 7.375" X 4.5", rounded square shape made of paper and paperboard with a motif of a blue waterwheel and roof beside a willow tree; trimmed with gold foil strip and inserted into a flat bamboo handle finished with reddish brown lacquer; semi-circular beige colored paper tab at insertion spot.
Aii: White paper envelope, 7.75" X 4.75", with printed red squares in one corner for Japanese postal purposes
Aiii: Light blue washi paper rectangular shaped label with printed Kanji in red, 3.375" X 1.25"
B: Paper Fan, 7.375" X 4.5", rounded square shape made of paper and paperboard with a motif of a Ukiyo-e geisha with black hair with yellow hair ornament, black, peach, green, white, aubergine colored kimono collars, scratching behind her ear (based on an Utamoro print); on either side are two columns of kanji, one inside a frame; trimmed with silver foil strip and inserted into a flat bamboo handle finished with black lacquer; semi-circular beige colored paper tab at insertion spot. On the back printed in blue ink is a square area for a stamp, a row of kanji and a wavy line at center.
C: Paper Fan, 7.375" X 4.5", trapezoidal shape made of paper and paperboard with a motif of a Ukiyo-e geisha identical to "B" with green, brown and red in her kimono collars (based on an Utamoro print); trimmed with rice paper strip and inserted into a flat bamboo handle; semi-circular beige colored paper tab at insertion spot.
Silk painting of two white cranes with black tail feathers, gray legs, light gray necks, green beaks, orange and yellow tuft on head, eyes are outlined in white with a single black dot for eye; small green and brown tortoise at the bottom with green fringe at back; behind the cranes are rock formations and white plum blossoms; above on the left is a gray pine branch hanging down, at the center top is a red sun; at the bottom are brown pine needles and a red seal with two kanji characters. The silk painting is framed by gold colored brocade and on the top and bottom is a band of beige silk with gold painted floral design. The silk painting and brocade is laminated to a paper backing and is attached at the bottom to a ivory colored plastic dowel. At the top is a half-round wooden dowel between the paper and brocade, attached to it is a brown braided cord across the top and a separate piece attached to the middle to wind around the closed scroll. A gold oval sticker on back wood dowel "Made in Japan"; next to it is a rectangular paper tag "SQ".
||One pair of wood geta sandals (A,B)
Made of one piece of wood with two cross pieces on bottom, rectangular sole with rounded corners, insole painted beige with carved striations resembling wood grain; black velvet padded straps anchored at the toe with a velvet loop inserted through a hole in the sole and secured with a brass colored molded morning glory flower shape cap nailed into the sole, and anchored near the back on each side by inserting through two holes and tied together with white yarn underneath. On the bottom "Made in Japan, 9 1/2 inch" stamped in blue, "$12.95" written in pencil on the bottom heel.
||One black lacquer bowl with gold design around the outside upper edge in a single band consisting of hand painted parallel lines with continuous circles between, three bunting like gold designs hang from band, three phoenix (?) birds around sides. Straight sides and rounded bottom.
||Toy shrine used in Girl's Day Display
Hand carried float with a square wooden base with four short posts on each corner, attached to a red painted platform and between these are two long yellow poles and one short yellow pole (the other is missing), the poles are reinforced by a perpendicular wooden beam on one side (the other side is missing). On top of the red platform is a thick yellow platform with a silver glass bell on each corner; on each side is attached square red pillow with a piece of embroidered cloth glued on top (yellow, gold, black, white and green). On top of the yellow platform is a square piece of wood covered with a brocade cloth of orange, white, yellow and gold; on top of this is a 5-level platform covered with red felt; around the bottom is a gold cord which drapes down and at each corner is a white silk tassel; the felt platform has two strips on either side of the same brocade fabric as the middle platform which run completely around; on the top of the platform, on each corner, tied in a loop, are 4 thick white cords; at the end of each cord is wrapped a gold piece of paper and a purple and white tassel.
Papier mache mask painted red on front with gold lines on forehead, eyes and mouth, black eyebrows, mustache, and chin hair; has large protruding nose, downturned mouth and hollow eyes. An elastic cord is attached on either side behind the eyes to fit around head. Tengu represents a European face and is considered the patron saint of farmers.
||Mask of Hyottoko village clown
Molded plastic mask painted with white and blue polka dot scarf around his head and tied in a bow on left side, black painted eyebrows, beige colored face, right eye is open wide, left eye is squinted half closed, wide nose with black hairs protruding from nostrils, pursed lips to one side, and red painted cheeks. They eyes are cut out for vision. On the inside "Made in Japan" sticker and a "Uwajimaya" sticker with $2.95 price.
||Set of Chinese Jacks (A-E)
16 plastic rings held by one ring in 5 sets, striped red, yellow, green, pink, rings are open and overlap by 1/8". The player throws on set up in the air and picks up the required numbers of sets from the ground before catching the airborne set.
||Miniature Kite (Kaku)
Single sheet of white paper attached to bamboo frame consisting of 3 vertical struts, 3 horizontal struts and 2 diagonal struts; on the front is a kanji character (Dragon) in faded red with a silver outline; there are fine white strings attached to each joint along the top, 3 down the center, 2 on the left and right, strings are looped together at the ends.
||Black and white photograph of a young Chinese American girl wearing a single piece jumpsuit with a wide lacey collar, standing at the gate of a wire and wood fence. Behind her is a boulevard with trees. Photograph is laminated to a convex metal top that overlaps black metal concave back; engraved manufacturer's mark in the center which is difficult to read.
||Lapel Pin with screw on back
A: Blue enameled pin with faded metallic sun image on front, single soldered post with sharp point on back which screws into part B: Round disk with threaded hole with raised serrated edge to grasp cloth.
Sun represented KMT Chinese Nationalist party
||Chinese Chess (Ch'u Hsiang-ch'i) Game (A-AI)
A: Paper chess board, 14.125" X 10.25", red ink leafy design border and a double grid pattern with 4 x 8 squares including diagonal lines, with a empty space in the middle inside of which are 4 Chinese characters "Shu He" and "Han Jien" representing contenders from two kingdoms vying for emperor.
B: Plastic box bottom, 3.875" square X .875", reddish brown soft plastic
C: Plastic box top, 4" square X .25", clear soft plastic, yellowed, with raised Chinese characters, one in middle and each side, row along bottom and map of Taiwan at top.
D-AI: Black plastic disks with recessed bottom; D-S have a red Chinese character inside a circle engraved and painted on the top of the disks; T-AI have a white character inside a circle
||Chinese Chess (Ch'u Hsiang-ch'i) Game (A-AI)
A: Paper chess board, 14.125" X 10.25", red ink leafy design border and a double grid pattern with 4 x 8 squares including diagonal lines, with a empty space in the middle inside of which are 4 Chinese characters "Shu He" and "Han Jien" representing contenders from two kingdoms vying for emperor. Masking tape along the middle.
B: Plastic box bottom, 3.875" square X .875", green soft plastic
C: Plastic box top, 4" square X .25", clear green soft plastic, yellowed, with "Star" in raised letter on top
D-AI: 32 White plastic disks with recessed bottom; D-S have a red Chinese character inside a circle engraved and painted on the top of the disks; T-AI have a black character inside a circle