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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.

Mah Fun at Age 80

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.010
  • Item
  • 1967

The person identified in this photo is Mah Fun of Cumberland B.C.

Chinatown Home in Cumberland B.C. in its Final Years.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.006
  • Item
  • 1967

This photo was taken in the final years before all of the structures in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. were torn down in 1968; at this time bottle seekers and artifact looters frequented the location.

Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. with No. 3 Mine Visible in the Background

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.105
  • Item
  • 1910

Starting in 1888 the mines in Cumberland B.C. had a large number of Chinese workers. An area of swamp land was set aside for Cumberland’s Chinatown, which was a thriving community and an organized, self-contained business centre. Chinatown began t...

Wellington Colliery Railway Customs Report from 1925

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2007.027.035
  • Item
  • 1925-12-07

This is a customs Report/ Receipt form the Wellington Colliery Railway Company; there are some Chinese characters on the back; Date: December, 7, 1925.

Wellington Colliery Railway Company

2 Envelopes and 2 letters to Foo Yuen Co., Hwang Je-Syen and Hwang Pal-Gwang

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.024
  • Item
  • 1929-08-06

A: envelope is from Hong On Tai Jan Co. Sam Hop Toy Sun, in Canton China; it is addressed to Foo Yuen Co. in Cumberland B.C. B: envelope is addressed to Hwang Je-Syen in Cumberland B.C. from his Mother; C: letter is to Hwang Je-Syen from his Mothe...

Hong On Tai Jan Co.

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