Interior Chinese joss house, Victoria, B.C.


Image originally published in 'Souvenir of Victoria", published by Atkinson Brothers for O.B. Ormond Bookseller and Stationer, Victoria, B.C. "Joss house" was a term in common use in English in western North America during frontier times, when joss houses were a common feature of Chinatowns. The name "joss house" describes the environment of worship. Joss sticks, a kind of incense, are burned inside and outside of the house.

In Collection:
Subject Identifier
  • M05580
Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 black and white photograph
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.4294, -123.3679
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
Physical repository Collection
  • Victoria’s Chinatown, a gateway to the past and present of Chinese Canadians
Provider Genre Is referenced by Date digitized
  • May 10, 2012
Technical note
  • 600 dpi tiff. Cataloguing metadata provided by GF. Migration metadata by MT.
  • This material is made available on this site for research and private study only. These images are provided with the consent of the Victoria Archives, and cannot be reproduced or copied without their permission.

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