Chinese restaurant Yuen Faung Lo trade sign

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Titles Chinese restaurant Yuen Faung Lo trade sign (John's Place)
Description The ornate sign has three black Chinese characters in relief surrounded by carved gilded designs of birds, flowers, etc. on a gilded ground. The characters translate as "YUEN FAUNG LO" or "The Cafe of Many Different Vistas". The border has carved and gilded relief figures, symbolizing good fortune, on a red ground. The sign was carved in Canton, China, and hung in John's Place, a Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis, Minn.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 36 inches height
77 3/4 inches width
4 1/2 inches depth
Nomenclature shop sign
Materials wood (plant material)
paint (coating)
Creation Made by: Chinese
Subjects Owned/used by: Woo, Howard
Yuen Faung Low Restaurant
Used in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Source: John's Place - Yuen Faung Lo
Chinese Americans--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Trade & Industry. Advertising & Promotions. Advertising
Dates Creation: Approximately 1914
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1980.64 (Accession Number)

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