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Embroidered Table Runner from Jumbo's Cabin

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2005.038.001
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This item is from Jumbo’s Cabin in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah) was one of the last residents of Cumberland’s Chinatown; his cabin is the last remaining structure.

Jumbo

Jim Ellis Sr. Standing in Front of Jumbo’s Cabin in Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.103.001
  • Item
  • 1972-05-10

Jim Ellis Sr. was a miner in Cumberland B.C. Jumbo’s Cabin belonged to Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah) who lived in Chinatown in Cumberland for many years. This photo was taken before the cabin was relocated and restored.

Comox District Free Press

Jumbo’s Cabin in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_987.077.004
  • Item
  • 1964

Jumbo’s Cabin is named after its owner Hor Sue Mah who was known as “Jumbo.” It is the last remaining structure from Cumberland’s Chinatown.

Jumbo’s Cabin with Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah) Standing in the Doorway

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.069
  • Item
  • [ca. 196-]

The person identified in this photo is Jumbo - also known as Hor Sue Mah. His cabin has been relocated but still resides in Cumberland B.C. and is the last remaining structure from Cumberland’s Chinatown; Photo ca. 1960's.

Jumbo’s Smokey Cabin in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_998.019.007
  • Item
  • 1967

Jumbo’s cabin is named after “Jumbo” (aka Hor Sue Mah) who lived in this cabin in Cumberland’s Chinatown for many years. His cabin is the last remaining structure from Chinatown.

Oil Painting of Jumbo's Cabin by Lilly Perrin

  • CA CUMB CUMB_981.109
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  • 1980

First place ribbon attached to the back of this painting for “V-I-X Vancouver Island Exhibition Association Nanaimo, B.C.” Awarded July 30th 1980 to Lily Perrin age 80, Division M Class J. Jumbo's Cabin is the only remaining structure from Cu...

Lilly Perrin

Personal Seal/ Chop of Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah)

  • CA CUMB CUMB_984.100.001
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This was Jumbo’s (Hor Sue Mah) personal seal; there is a carved lion on the top and the mahogany base was made by Bill Johnstone. Jumbo gave this seal to Bill Johnstone just before he left Chinatown in Cumberland B.C. Jumbo was the last Chinese re...

Jumbo

Three Homes in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_994.025.07
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  • 1965

Jumbo’s Cabin is in the centre of the houses in this photo. Jumbo’s Cabin is named after “Jumbo” (aka Hor Sue Mah) who lived in this cabin and was a Cumberland Chinatown resident for many years.

Copyright, Tasserman 1993.

Three Houses in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C

  • CA CUMB CUMB_991.052.025
  • Item
  • [ca. 195-?]

The houses shown in this photo are: Jumbo’s original cabin (left), Stove Pipe Maker –Mr. Tan’s house (middle), and gardener, Jung Shue’s house (right). Date: ca. 1950's?

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