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Wooden and Ivory Chinese Comb

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.003.006
  • Item

The item is commonly known as "bi" in China. It is a double-edged comb with fine teeth. The item is from Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

2 Envelopes and 1 Letter from Hong Kong to Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.025.002
  • Item
  • 1930-05

Envelope (B) is from Hong Kong and addressed to Hwang Je-Syen from Hwang Ren-II; letter (A) stating that the sender received money from Je-Syen and that “Your family is fine, so don’t worry about it.”; envelope C is addressed to “Sing Shun & C...

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Chinatown Home in Cumberland B.C. in its Final Years.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.006
  • Item
  • 1967

This photo was taken in the final years before all of the structures in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. were torn down in 1968; at this time bottle seekers and artifact looters frequented the location.

Mah Fun at Age 80

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.010
  • Item
  • 1967

The person identified in this photo is Mah Fun of Cumberland B.C.

Jumbo’s Cabin with Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah) Standing in the Doorway

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.069
  • Item
  • [ca. 196-]

The person identified in this photo is Jumbo - also known as Hor Sue Mah. His cabin has been relocated but still resides in Cumberland B.C. and is the last remaining structure from Cumberland’s Chinatown; Photo ca. 1960's.

Jim Ellis Sr. Standing in Front of Jumbo’s Cabin in Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.103.001
  • Item
  • 1972-05-10

Jim Ellis Sr. was a miner in Cumberland B.C. Jumbo’s Cabin belonged to Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah) who lived in Chinatown in Cumberland for many years. This photo was taken before the cabin was relocated and restored.

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Chinese Funeral Procession on Streets of Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.127.002
  • Item
  • [ca. 192-]

People Identified in this photo are: Chan (Parade Marshal), Lee Hun (Drummer), Mak Kwong (Person on Horseback), Wong Foon Chew (in costume in the front of the band), Harold Hing Lim (Child wearing a cap on the right side). Photo ca. 1920's.

Chinese Funeral from 1920, Cumberland B.C. Identified with Names

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.127.003
  • Item
  • 1920

The people identified in this photo are: Lim Lip Pon (Front with sash and cap), Mah Tom (In the felt hat), Leung Shen Dack (Third person with a plaid cap), Fung Chu Foo (Carrying the streamer), Chan (Leading the horse), Toa Loy (In the dark suit),...

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