The Heathen Chinee in British Columbia

   

SASI number: 

2016.019.004 

Title: 

The Heathen Chinee in British Columbia. 

Date: 

26 Apr. 1879. 

Description: 

1 newspapers : b&w ; of the Canadian Illustrated News. The front cover of the newspaper has a political cartoon on it. The cartoon shows a bearded man wearing a top hat, a formal coat, tie, vest, and trousers holding on to the shoulder of a Chinese man with a moustache. The man in the top hat appears to be leading the Chinese man away from a store and towards a dock that has a ship in the background. The store has a sign above the door; the sign has text that reads, "CHEE LUNG / WASHING IRONING."
Above the cartoon there is text that reads, "Vol. IXI-No. 17. / MONTREAL, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1879. / SINGLE COPIES, TEN CENTS. / $4 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE." The cartoon has a caption below it that reads, "THE HEATHEN CHINEE[sic] IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. / AMORE DE COSMOS, i.e. :-The Love of the World or the Lover of Mankind.-HEATHEN CHINEE:-Why you sendee me offee? / A. D. C. :-Because you can't or won't 'assimilate' with us.-HEATHEN CHINEE:-What is datee?-A. D. C. :-You won't drink whiskey, and talk politics and vote like us." 

Creator/Source: 

Canadian Illustrated News. 

General Material Designation: 

Graphic material. 

Dimensions: 

1 photograph : b&w ; 72 ppi. 

Repository: 

Royal BC Archives. 

Identifier number: 

B-08197 

URL: 

http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/heathen-chinee-in-british-columbia 

Rights: 

Provided for research purposes only. Other use requires permission. 

Subjects: 

Asian experience in North America: Chinese and Japanese. 

Canadian illustrated news (Montreal, Quebec). 

Chinese-Canada-Cultural assimilation. 

Chinese-Canada-History-19th century. 

Political cartoons-1870-1880.
Xenophobia.