Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Royal Bank Deposit Form

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.076
  • Item

This deposit form from the Royal Bank has writing on the back.

Royal Bank

Letter and Envelope to Foo Yuen Co. – Je-Syen from Ai-Chang

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.082
  • Item

A: envelope is addressed to Foo Yuen Co. in Cumberland B.C. from Elite Hotel in Lake Alma Saskatchewan; B: letter is to Je-Syen from Ai-Chang (?) regarding a money order (translation available); Photographed: 982.020.082 B (letter); (Translated by...

Elite Hotel

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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