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Update: Owner of century-old photos found at Royal BC Museum located


The family of century-old photos found at Royal BC Museum located has been located and it turns out Jack Ringheim isn’t deceased as originally quoted by the Victoria Police.


Victoria Police are taking to social media with hopes of returning a box of antique photos and other items found at the Royal BC Museum in early May.

Security at the museum located the box of photos and Masonic items on their property on May 4th, but were unable to locate the owner.

The box of items was then turned over to the police. They also attempted to locate the owner and their family with no success, and are now hoping somebody online will recognize the unique and likely sentimental items.

Items include a teapot, a Masonic apron, and a series of photographs of diving and a sports team from Slocan, B.C. from early in the 20th century.

Of particular note is a mark indicating at least one item belonged to Jack Ringheim of Chemainus, B.C. Inquiries there revealed that Mr. Ringheim passed away several years ago, according to police. They were unable to locate members of his family.

A gallery of the items recovered is below:


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