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1. Chinese gambling pieces, coins, and opium pipe Chinese gambling pieces, coins, and opium pipe Chinese Americans; Boise (Idaho); Ada County; Coins; Gambling; Game pieces; Opium pipes Chinese gambling pieces and coins are featured in the above shelf. Below is an opium pipe. Raw opium was rolled into a ball and placed in the pipe bowl.

2. Chinese man smoking opium Chinese man smoking opium Chinese Americans; Oregon (State); Smoking; Narcotics; Opium pipes; Dwellings A Chinese man on his bed smoking opium. Smoke billows from his mouth. His pipe is inserted into a small bowl.

3. Chinese men with opium pipes, ca. 1910 Chinese men with opium pipes, ca. 1910 Chinese Americans; DeLamar (Idaho); Owyhee County; Smoking; Opium pipes; Dwellings Two Chinese men identified as Hank and Ham smoking opium pipes at a residence in DeLamar, Idaho. Laundry hangs on clothes lines between houses. A box is used as a table. Donated by Edith Steunenberg.

4. Glass lamp and opium tins Glass lamp and opium tins Chinese Americans; Boise (Idaho); Ada County; Lamps; Containers This glass lamp was used by Chinese to prepare opium for smoking. Opium was legally shipped in these tins from China to this county until it was prohibited in 1906.

5. Interview with Mabel Quong, April 29 1976 Interview with Mabel Quong, April 29 1976 Chinese Americans; Boise (Idaho); Ada County; Business enterprises; Agriculture; Emigration and Immigration; Associations; Organizations; Women; Oral History; Quong, Mabel A selection from Part A of the Mabel Quong interview. Mabel Quong discusses her migration to Boise and her family's adaptation to life in America. She mentions her opposition to the tongs and deplorable...

6. Opium pipe Opium pipe Chinese Americans; Boise (Idaho); Ada County; Opium pipes An opium pipe used by Chinese pioneers. Opium was legal and in fequent use within mining camps prior to 1906.

7. Opium pipe and pipe scraper Opium pipe and pipe scraper Chinese Americans; Boise (Idaho); Ada County; Opium pipes An opium pipe and pipe scraper. Opium was legal and in fequent use within mining camps prior to 1906.

8. Samples from a general store ledger with Chinese worker purchases, 1879 Samples from a general store ledger with Chinese worker purchases, 1879 Chinese Americans; Elk City (Idaho); Idaho County; Business enterprises; Stores and shops; Merchandise exchanges; Elk City General Store Copies from a ledger book from the Elk City General Store revealing purchases made by Chinese workers during 1879. Common purchases made by these workers include envelopes, payment for sending letters,...
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