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Kong Min Dong Club (Gambling Hall)

  • CA CUMB CUMB_994.044.001
  • Item
  • [ca.196-]

Photo shows the front and side view of the Kong Min Dong Club (aka gambling hall). A teacher lived in the upstairs of this building for a time. Date: ca. late 1960's.

Portrait of Mrs. Chow Lee

  • CA CUMB CUMB_994.043.002
  • Item
  • 1918

Mr. and Mrs. Chow Lee owned the Chow Lee Co. in Chinatown, Cumberland, B.C.

Two Houses Including Jumbo’s Cabin, in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_994.025.08
  • Item
  • 1965

Jumbo’s Cabin is the house in the front in this photo. The Cabin is named after “Jumbo” (aka Hor Sue Mah) who lived in this cabin and was a Cumberland Chinatown resident for many years. It is the last remaining structure from Cumberland’s Chinatown.

Copyright, Tasserman 1993.

Three Homes in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_994.025.07
  • Item
  • 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.

Lila Wong in Uniform

  • CA CUMB CUMB_993.041.001
  • Item
  • 1940

The person identified in this photo is Lila Wong from Cumberland B.C. Lila was the only Chinese woman from Cumberland to voluntarily join the armed forces in World War II. She married Namo Woo in San Francisco, CA.

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