Object Gallery

Residents of the Market Street Chinatown in downtown San Jose used these objects in their everyday lives. What can these objects tell us about life in the Market Street Chinatown in the 1880s? Select an object to see what archaeologists and local Chinese Americans have to say.

Market Street Rice Bowl Market Street Stoneware Jar
Market Street Peach Ornament Market Street Spoon

Market Street Toothbrush Market Street Chinese Medicine Bottle Market Street Porcelain Doll








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