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Photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown, Taken by James Wong Howe, 1944
BANC PIC 1996.014 -- PIC  
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Series Description


Series 1: Chinese Americans—Working, No. 1-2


Series 2: Chinese Americans—Women, No. 3-8


Series 3: Chinese Americans—Men, No. 9-13


Series 4: Chinese Americans—Children, No. 14-22


Series 5: Chinese Americans—Miscellaneous, No. 23-29

Container Listing


Series 1: Chinese Americans -- Working.


:1 [Men at newspaper press, Chinese Times. Paper in photograph dated March 8, 1944.]


:2 [Men at newspaper press, Chinese Times. Paper in photograph dated March 8, 1944.]


Series 2: Chinese Americans -- Women.


:3 [Telephone operator.]


:4 [Typist.]


:5 [Woman at desk.]


:6 [Nurse and woman weighing infant.]


:7 [Construction worker in locker room.]


:8 [Construction workers on site.]


Series 3: Chinese Americans -- Men.


:9 [Man leaving office of the Consulate General of the Republic of China.]


:10 Chinatown's American Legion, Cathay Post, No. 384, has veterans of both this & the last wars. Present membership of 450 includes holder of the Croix de Guerre & the Distinguished Service Cross. After war, enrollment is expected to pass 1,500.*


:11 Pin-ups provoke the same soldier emotions in any language. Note how girls' legs have been elongated.*


:12 [Fong Fong Hoo, owner of ice cream parlor, decorating cake. Cf. No. 26.]


:13 [Artist.]


Series 4: Chinese Americans -- Children.


:14 Girl Scouts have two troops in Chinatown. Ruby Kimlau, daughter of American Legion Post Commander.*


:15 [Girl and teacher at blackboard.]


:16 [Teacher with pupils at blackboard.]


:17 [Pupils writing at desks.]


:18 [Pupils writing at desks.]


:19 [Pupils writing at desks.]


:20 [Boys making kites.]


:21 [Boys with basketball. Clay Street playground.]


:22 [Beverly Chang, four years old, with ice cream cone.]*


Series 5: Chinese Americans -- Miscellaneous.


:23 [Man and woman on sofa.]


:24 [Woman with infant at child care center.]


:25 Sunday afternoon at the Shee Wong Chan's is much like that of any other American family. Grandpa Chan is well established behind the Sunday papers, as are his grandchlidren.*


:26 Like other American boys they patronize ice cream parlors. Owner is Fong Fong Hoo.*


:27 [Party at dining table.]


:28 [Unidentified hand with chopsticks.]


:29 Customer at pawnbroker's shop remains hidden, slips camera through window for the Chinese consider it a disgrace to pawn anything.*