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Caricature - Paper, A Edments, Melbourne, circa 1880 (Damaged) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 6149

Summary:
This object was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It has a caricature of a Chinese man and was used in advertising. On the reverse it has a maker's mark of A. Edments, Melbourne, however, it was manufactured in Germany.

Cultural diversity in Little Lon.
Little Lon was home to a diverse population. Germans, Jews and Irish arrived in the mid 19th century; Chinese, southern Europeans and Syrians (Lebanese) in the 1880s; and Italians in the 1890s. Immigrants sometimes brought objects with them to remind them of home, or purchased new items that re-affirmed national loyalties. Pipes, vases or plates were decorated with flags, military heroes, an Irish lyre or English roses. The amount of foreign currency excavated also attests to diversity of the immigrants who frequented Little Lon.
Description:
DISC OF PAPER WITH MAKER'S MARK ON ONE SIDE AND CARICATURE OF A FACE ON OTHER. COVERED ON BOTH SIDES WITH GLASS
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 50.0 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: unidentified
Specific Activity: unidentified
Lot Area Unit: 41A/3/203
Inscriptions: Mark 83
Manufacturer: A Edments

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