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Calligraphy Scroll of Scene From “Shui Hu Zhuan”

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2000.015.001
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Scene depiction translated in the water margin.“Shui Hu Zhuan” is considered to be one of the 4 great novels of Chinese literature; the men depicted are members of the 108 stars of destiny, the main characters of the novel. Hazel Jordan owned hote...

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.

Jumbo

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 c...

Dalphne Joyce Mulholland

Stores and Buildings in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.010.050
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  • 1960

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
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  • [196-]

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
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  • [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...

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