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In last December's featured photo, we showed an elaborate Christmas dinner being served on the Empress of Australia. This December, we found another culinary feat on the high seas:

Chef showing large Christmas cake

According to the photograph's caption, the cake weighed 97 pounds! A challenge to bake anywhere, let alone on a ship. This photograph appears in a scrapbook from an Empress of Australia world cruise from 1927-1928.

A reminder that Rare Books and Special Collections and the Chung Collection will be closed over the holiday season- from December 25 to January 1 (more information on our holiday hours here). We look forward to seeing lots of visitors in 2013. There will be lots of exciting Chung Collection news in 2013, so please stay in touch with us!


We frequently have vistors that count themselves amongst UBC Alumni so we're thrilled that Dr. Chung and his collection has been profiled in Trek Magazine, published by the UBC Alumni Association. You can read the article online. It was written by Larissa Bjus, who also wrote a forthcoming book about Dr. Chung and the Chung Collection, which we will have available in the library soon!

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