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.
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.
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.