Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Calligraphy Scroll of Scene From “Shui Hu Zhuan”

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2000.015.001
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Scene depiction translated in the water margin.“Shui Hu Zhuan” is considered to be one of the 4 great novels of Chinese literature; the men depicted are members of the 108 stars of destiny, the main characters of the novel. Hazel Jordan owned hote...

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

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.006
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  • 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 in Cumberland B.C. with No. 3 Mine in the Background

  • CA CUMB CUMB_991.048.001
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  • 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...

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