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Chinese Nationalist League Membership Card

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.011
  • Item
  • 1918-1927

This is an identity/ membership card from 1918. The owner was a long-time member of the Nationalist League from 1918-1927 at the very least.

Hong On Tai Inn

Envelope Addressed to Foo Yuen Co.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.048
  • Item
  • 1931

The envelope (A) is addressed to Foo Yuen Co. Cumberland B.C. There is a letter inside (B). Photographed: 982.020.048 A.

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...

Weight for Horse Reins

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.031.002
  • Item

Used on horses when pulling wagons. This is the kind of rein weight that was used in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. It acts as an anchor when stopping for deliveries.

Wong Yen's Personal Seal

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.032.001
  • Item

From Cumberland B.C. The Labels on it were used for ID. This is a casual name seal that would have been Won Yen’s personal seal.

Wong Yen

Wong Yen's Personal Seal

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.032.002
  • Item

From Cumberland B.C. The Labels on it were used for ID. This is a casual name seal that would have been Won Yen’s personal seal.

Wong Yen

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