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.

Physical Description

This object comprises of a disc of paper set between two small round pieces of glass of a similar size. The paper has a maker's mark on one side and the caricature of a Chinese man's face on the other.

Physical Description

DISC OF PAPER WITH MAKER'S MARK ON ONE SIDE AND CARICATURE OF A FACE ON OTHER. COVERED ON BOTH SIDES WITH GLASS

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