998.10.10: Bottles, Venereal Disease/Leprosy Tablet, 1894-1924

Additional Images

998.10.10: Bottles, Venereal Disease/Leprosy Tablet. Front face
Image No. 1862 Front face; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Four rectangular clear glass bottles with embossed Chinese characters on the front, back and sides. Front face reads: Venereal Disease/Leprosy Tablet. Back face reads: Lay Yun Jack Tong [supplier]. Side face (1) reads: Phone Soong Upper Street. Side face (2) reads: Guangdong East Macau [supplier's address].

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.10.10
Collection: Pharmacy-ware
Date: 1894-1924

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 5.1 cm
  • Width: 2 cm
  • Depth: 1.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Bottle
  • b) Bottle with distorted neck
  • c) Bottle
  • d) Bottle broken and distorted

Object Materials

  • glass

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Lay Yun Jack Tong (supplier)
  • Owner: Mrs Joan Moore RN, BNSc, MDCM
  • History of Use: Found on D'Arcy Island in 1980 by Mrs Moore. The island was used as a leper colony for Chinese immigrants from 1894 to 1924. D'Arcy Island is a small island in Haro Strait, east of the Saanich Peninsula, off Vancouver Island.