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Zinc Opium Tin

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.140.001
  • Item

This tin once contained opium and was likely used by some of the Chinese Community.

yoke, human

  • CA YHS YHS_981.7.4
  • Item

Wooden hand made yoke used in Yale area by the Chinese placer miners to carry their pay dirt to creek or river to be washed. Circa 1890

yoke, human

  • CA YHS YHS_2005.008.002
  • Item

Man yoke Wooden yoke with wires at each end and hook at one end.


  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1963.0071.0003
  • Item

Split bamboo carrying pole. Goods were fastened to each end of the polea and it was balanced on shoulders for carrying. PH1 2006, PH2 2007


  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.14
  • Item

A large paperback Chinese almanac written in Chinese except for some pages which have many English words. The pages are bound with thread or string which literally has sewn the pages together. Over the spine and binding a red tape has been applied. The front cover has a picture of an old man leaning on a staff with two children, a reindeer and a bird around him. At the bottom of the book, on the page-ends, is written in felt pen: "1988" and two Chinese characters. The book is read from right to left. The paper is newsprint.

Wrapper, tea

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1992.0023.0001
  • Item
  • 1893

A rectangularly shaped paper tea wrapper. On the upper surface of the item, there appear a total of four red inked stamped imprints. The first of these exhibits three areas of Chinese characters, beneath which appears "NET WEIGHT 2 1 2 OZ". The second stamped imprint is oval in shape. At its centre there appears the image of an animal. Around this, manufacturer information appears within two parallel lines. The third stamped marking is square in shape, and it contains numerous Chinese characters. The fourth imprint is rectangular in shape and it contains product information. The last stamp is circular in shape, and it contains patent date information. PH1 2006 PH3 2008

Gun Jam Tea

Wooden bowl

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.911
  • Item

Believed to be from the old Cumberland Museum.

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.

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