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Good News Seal

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.032.004
  • Item

From Cumberland B.C. The Labels on it were used for ID.

Tong Society Stone Carved Seal

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.032.005
  • Item

From Cumberland B.C. The Labels on it were used for ID. The carving is from the Tong Society, it is in upper case type “chop” or seal with old fashioned characters

Tong Society

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...

Wing Shing

Tin Tea Box from Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.057.001
  • Item

Found at the old railway station in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. Container (A) has writing on the side that reads: “Pang Yu Tai Lung Kee the”; it was manufactured in Canton, China. The lid (B) has an inscription that is not legible.

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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