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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.

Slide Show

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.021.002
  • Item

The Chinese residents of Cumberland B.C. were housed at an outbuilding in the hospital which was connected by a walkway after the 1923 explosion

Opium Pipe Bowl

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.055
  • Item

Recovered from Chinatown site, Cumberland B.C.

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.

Photo of 2nd Anniversary of Cumberland Nationalist League

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.080.006
  • Item
  • 1920-03-18

This is a photograph from the 2nd anniversary of the Cumberland Nationalist League, March 28, 1920. There are around 60 people in the photo, standing in front of, and on the porch of, the C.N.L. building, including Wing Ming Chu, 3rd from left on ...

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.

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