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“A. Taken of Gratitude” Tapestry Gifted to Dr. Robert Lawrence of Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_989.034.002
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This tapestry was gifted to Dr. Robert Lawrence in appreciation for his services to the Chinese community in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. He was given this gift when he moved to Vancouver B.C. -The Chinese Community in Cumberland had this tapestry made in China for $500.00. Dr. Robert Lawrence was the first doctor in the Cumberland area and he was also the treasurer of the original hospital board. Dr. Lawrence served the Cumberland miners from 1890-1900.

Dr. Robert Lawrence

Blue Tinted Glass Bottle

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2004.002.005
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This item was found in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

Booklet of The Nationalist League Policy

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.016
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This booklet contains the policy of The Nationalist League; full translation available (Translated by: Sen-Shou Lin June, 4th, 1988)

The Nationalist League

Brass Spoon with Tassels

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2001.081.001
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This spoon is from Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

Certificate and Letter for Hwang Long-Pal from the Ju-Chung Book Store, Cumberland Chinese Nationalist Branch.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.029
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  • 1929-04-21

Translation for 982.020.029 A: “Certificate of appointment: Now Mr. Hwang Long-Bal is the alternative executive (?). He should keep his promise to work with the party and follow the lows of the party. Affiliated Ju-Chung Book Store, Cumberland Chinese Nationalist Branch, April, 21, 1929.” The seal reads: “Cumberland Ju-Chung Reading Books Store.” (Translated by: Sen-Shou Lin June, 4th, 1988); Photographed: 982.020.029 A.

Hwang Long-Bal

Collection of Small Opium Bottles from Mine Site in Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2015.013.002.A-G
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These bottles were recovered from an old mining site in Cumberland B.C. They were in the ground under a foot of mud. It is believed that these bottles contained opium for Chinese miners. Note the presentation of the corks. Some of the bottles of characters on the bottom.

Dalphne Joyce Mulholland

Embroidered Table Runner from Jumbo's Cabin

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2005.038.001
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This item is from Jumbo’s Cabin in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. Jumbo (Hor Sue Mah) was one of the last residents of Cumberland’s Chinatown; his cabin is the last remaining structure.


Glass Vial Bottle

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2004.002.007
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This item was found in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

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