Cemetery · Chinatown · History · Vancouver

Carrall and Dupont (Pender) Street

pender at carrall looking southThis image appeared on Ebay many months ago and it was described as a Chinatown funeral in Vancouver c.1900, but I couldn’t place the location. But behind the crowd in the window of the corner storefront is a sign for the Opera Resort, this puts it at the south east corner of Carrall and Pender looking south along Carrall.

There is a photograph (STR P64) in the Vancouver Archives of a crowd at the south foot of Carrall and it is this funeral party assembling before the procession starts. crowd in chinatown str p64

The shed in the background of the top photo might be Hart’s Opera House, where the saloon takes its name. A couple of storefronts over from the saloon was one of just two opium factories found in Chinatown in 1900.

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