Stores and Buildings in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.
- CA CUMB CUMB_980.010.050
The view of Chinatown in this photo shows Mah Kim’s store that was later a gambling hall on the right; the building in the middle at the rear belonged to Wong Suey, and the building behind the car belonged to “Slugger.”
Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah) Sitting on the Porch of His Cabin
- CA CUMB CUMB_980.1045.001
Jumbo’s cabin was constructed in the early 1880’s as a payroll office for the Union Colliery Company, and in the 1900’s the cabin was Cumberland’s jailhouse. Jumbo (aka Hor Sue Mah) took the cabin as his home in approximately 1912 and he continued...
Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. in Late 1950’s – Mid 1960’s
- CA CUMB CUMB_980.1049.001
- [ca. 195- - 196-]
The house with smoke rising from it belonged to Ng Da Dun, who worked on the railroad keeping it greased and clean until 1955; Ng Da Dun then became a gardener for the Bickle family. Across the yard to the left of this photo is Lung Suey and the l...
Tom Keye Store (Mah Family Store) in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.
- CA CUMB CUMB_980.1051.001
- [ca. 192- - 193-]
Tom Keye Store (Mah Family Store) with residence upstairs (1920’s and 30’s Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.). After the war Hui Toon (a Carpenter) came back from China and lived in this building. Annie Fong lived upstairs after the Mah family moved ou...
Lun Ying Club in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. 1969
- CA CUMB CUMB_980.1056
The building identified in this photo is the Lun Ying Club in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. Harold Lim’s Father painted the sign that can be seen above the door of the building in this photo.
Shan Gai Road in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.
- CA CUMB CUMB_980.1058
Ken – the cook at the Bamboo Inn in Comox B.C. lived in the building on the left; next in line is the home of Mah Wee Wong, then the home of Wong Gola. There is a road leading to a pigpen that was owned by Mah Kim.
Bow Woo Tong Lung Medicine
- CA CUMB CUMB_980.118
This box once contained medicine for lung conditions; manufactured by Bow Woo Tong 433, Honan Road, Shanghai, China.
Bow Woo Tong