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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.

Three Houses in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C

  • CA CUMB CUMB_991.052.025
  • Item
  • [ca. 195-?]

The houses shown in this photo are: Jumbo’s original cabin (left), Stove Pipe Maker –Mr. Tan’s house (middle), and gardener, Jung Shue’s house (right). Date: ca. 1950's?

Three Houses in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_991.052.024
  • Item
  • [ca. 195-?]

Houses identified in photo are: Jumbo’s original cabin (Left); house of stove pipe maker Mr. Tan (Middle); house of Jung Shue –gardener (Right). Date: ca. 1950's?

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

  • CA CUMB CUMB_991.048.001
  • 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...

Jumbo’s Cabin in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_987.077.004
  • Item
  • 1964

Jumbo’s Cabin is named after its owner Hor Sue Mah who was known as “Jumbo.” It is the last remaining structure from Cumberland’s Chinatown.

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