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

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.1049.001
  • Item
  • [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...

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...

Chinese Drum (to be Identified)

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.065
  • Item

From Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. This item has not been fully identified; it could possibly be a type of Chinese drum.

Chinese Lamp Shade from Cumberland B.C. Chinatown

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.059
  • Item

From Cumberland B.C's Chinatown. There are images on all four sides. Image 1: a Monk drinking rice wine. Image 2: Playing violin. Image 3: smelling flowers. Image 4: Reading a paper.

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