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Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. in Late 1950’s – Mid 1960’s

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.1049.001
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  • [ca. 195- - 196-]

The house with smoke rising from it belonged to Ng Da Dun, who worked on the railroad keeping it greased and clean until 1955; Ng Da Dun then became a gardener for the Bickle family. Across the yard to the left of this photo is Lung Suey and the l...

Tom Keye Store (Mah Family Store) in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.1051.001
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  • [ca. 192- - 193-]

Tom Keye Store (Mah Family Store) with residence upstairs (1920’s and 30’s Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.). After the war Hui Toon (a Carpenter) came back from China and lived in this building. Annie Fong lived upstairs after the Mah family moved ou...

Lun Ying Club in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. 1969

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.1056
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  • [1969?]

The building identified in this photo is the Lun Ying Club in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. Harold Lim’s Father painted the sign that can be seen above the door of the building in this photo.

Shan Gai Road in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.1058
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  • [1963?]

Ken – the cook at the Bamboo Inn in Comox B.C. lived in the building on the left; next in line is the home of Mah Wee Wong, then the home of Wong Gola. There is a road leading to a pigpen that was owned by Mah Kim.

Framed Painting of Jumbo's Cabin

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.498
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Jumbo's Cabin is the last remaining structure from Cumberland B.C's Chinatown, it has been moved from its original location.

Calligraphy Scroll with Poem

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.526
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The poem translates to: "always be kind and hospitable. It lays a good foundation for your heirs in the future."

Calligraphy Scroll

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.527
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Translated it reads: "whatever you do please give others a chance then the world will be a happy place."

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