Finding aid to the Photograph album of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, 1890-1930 (bulk, 1894), Vault 184

Finding aid prepared by Marie Silva
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
(415) 357-1848
reference@calhist.org
URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
2011


Title: Photograph album of Chinese men and women in Sierra County
Date (inclusive): 1890-1930
Date (bulk): 1894
Collection Identifier: Vault 184
Creator: Mason, John T.
Extent: 1 photo album (176 photographic prints)
Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
(415) 357-1848
reference@calhist.org
URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Album kept by John T. Mason containing identification photographs of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, California, dated between 1890 and 1930, with the bulk of the photographs taken in Downieville by D. D. Beatty in 1894. Most photographs are accompanied by inscriptions indicating the name, occupation, age, place of residence, height, and physical characteristics of the subject. Also includes three pages of notes containing information about summonses, warrants, and arrests in Sierra County in 1890.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photograph album of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, Vault 184, California Historical Society.

Biographical Information

John T. Mason was a justice of the peace in Downieville, California.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a photograph album kept by justice of the peace John T. Mason in Downieville, California. The album contains 176 identification photographs of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, California, dated between 1890 and 1930, with the bulk of the photographs taken in Downieville by D. D. Beatty in 1894. Most photographs are accompanied by inscriptions indicating the name, occupation, age, place of residence, height, and physical characteristics of the subject. Some inscriptions include additional information about deaths, family relationships, and emigration to China, often appended after 1894. The photographs are preceded by a list of Chinese residents in Sierra County, to which they are linked. The album also contains three pages of Mason's notes about summonses, warrants, and arrests in Sierra County in 1890.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Beatty, D. D.
Chinese Americans--California--Sierra County--Portraits.
Chinese--California--Sierra County--Portraits.
Identification photographs--California--Sierra County.
Law enforcement--California--Sierra County.
Photograph albums--California--Sierra County.
Portrait photographs--California--Sierra County.

 

Photographs of Chinese men and women in Sierra County 1894

Page 22

Low Kaw Sing, Alleghany 1894

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Tow Sang, Downieville 1894

Page 23

Yup [?] Gee, Ah Moon's mother, Alleghany 1894

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Hoo Mung, Cook, Alleghany 1894

Page 24

Lin Quay, Sierra City 1894

Page 24

Chew Chung, Downieville 1894

Page 25

Nung Owen, Downieville 1894

Page 25

Sing Kong, Downieville 1894

Page 26

Long Bing, aka Nom Bing, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 26

Si Nun, Housekeeper, Downieville 1894

Page 27

Ung Gook, aka China Susie, Housekeeper, Downieville 1894

Page 27

Max Gook, Housekeeper, Downieville 1894

Page 28

Haw Tung, Downieville 1894

Page 28

Jo Jung, Miner, Goodyears Bar 1894

Page 29

Fook Yun, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 29

Wah Kee, Cook, Sierra City 1894

Page 30

Sang Quong, Cook, Sierra City 1894

Page 30

Lou Mow, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 31

Lem Ti You, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 31

Ging Hou, Cook, Sierra City 1894

Page 32

Tuey Lock, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 32

Gee Toy, Gardener, Downieville 1894

Page 33

Dong Jung Sing, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 33

Chin Foo, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 34

Charley Ling, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 34

Liong Foon, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 35

Gee You, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 35

Ow Dan, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 36

Jun Soon, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 36

Ty Gum, Housekeeper, Downieville 1894

Page 37

Woo Chu, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 37

Wah Shee, Miner 1894

Page 38

Hom Sam, Miner, San Jo Bar 1894

Page 38

Gee Sing, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 39

Woo Let, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 39

Woo Chew Wah, aka Chew Wah, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 40

You Dick, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 40

Wee Yow, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 41

Wing Chung, Merchant, Downieville 1894

Page 41

Wong Gee, aka Wing Yai, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 42

Wah Tin, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 42

Mah Yin, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 43

Kok Sue, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 43

Gum Yeck, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 44

Che Baw, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 44

Koo Poy, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 45

Chung Mow, Cook, Forest City 1894

Page 45

Yee Chung, Merchant, Downieville 1894

Page 46

Woo Hang, Merchant, Downieville 1894

Page 46

Mah Quong, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 47

Woo On, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 47

Too Sing, Cook, Sierra City 1894

Page 48

Toy Ben, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 48

Toon Fook, Merchant, Downieville 1894

Page 49

Too Goon, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 49

Jo Wah, Laborer, Downieville 1894

Page 50

Wing Hop [?], Laundryman, Downieville 1894

Page 50

Mon Soon, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 51

Yung Jung, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 51

Chow Kim, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 52

Bah Muey, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 52

Ying Tin, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 53

Fun Sine, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 53

Sam King, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 54

Jim Lee, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 54

Wee Nah, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 55

Jake On, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 55

Josey Sung, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 56

Quok Moon, Miner, Alleghany, "A Native Born" 1894

Page 56

Wong Fun, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 57

Charles Dunn, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 57

Chew Yo, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 58

Gee Guey, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 58

Leong Yin, Merchant, Downieville 1894

Page 59

Woo Lung, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 59

Yung Sing, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 60

Chung Chung, Merchant, Downieville 1894

Page 60

Jung Chung, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 61

Kee Fook, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 61

J. On Jake Sing, Miner 1894

Page 62

Lang Li, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 62

Ho Dock, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 63

Leong Ki, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 63

Wo Lock, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 64

Ung Chung, aka Jug Chung, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 64

Chin Lee, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 65

Woo Dock, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 65

Gee Sing, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 66

Wong Yick, aka Wong Jake, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 66

Wong Lock, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 67

Chow Kee, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 67

Wong Pack, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 68

Toon Lee, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 68

Ying Hi, aka Ying Eye, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 69

Hong Wee, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 69

Wang See, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 70

Chung Son, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 70

Ung Pon, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 71

Chew Gun or Yun, Miner, Downieville 1894

Page 71

Woo Teung, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 72

Wing Sing, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 72

Wah Kee, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 73

Leong Wee, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 73

Ying Ock, Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 74

Lim Sing, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 74

Loy Bow, Miner, Forest City 1894

Page 75

Wong Sang, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 75

Wong Bing Yen, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 76

Wong Lee, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 76

Non Gee, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 77

Gee Yung, Miner, Eureka 1894

Page 77

Hen Wan, Miner, Gold Point 1894

Page 78

Dan Hi Loy, Cook, Sierra City 1894

Page 78

Chin Hung, aka Jin Hung, Forest City 1894

Page 79

Noy Hoen, aka Loui Hen, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 79

Lock Yan, Miner, San Jo Bar 1894

Page 80

Chai King, Miner, Eureka 1894

Page 80

Wah Lee, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 81

Yung Wah, Miner, Eureka 1894

Page 81

Leong Get, Miner, San Jo Bar 1894

Page 82

Tong Sing, Miner, Eureka 1894

Page 82

Yung Yuen, Miner, San Jo Bar 1894

Page 83

Quon Kee, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 83

Lun Yee, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 84

Won Foo, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 84

Wong Cow, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 85

Moon Ki, Miner, Morristown 1894

Page 85

Woo Ming, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 86

Jake Chung, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 86

Ching Song, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 87

Jung Chang, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 87

Hom Cheung, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 88

Wong Long, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 88

Woo Wock, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 89

Li Chung, Miner, Goodyears Creek 1894

Page 89

Jun Foo, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 90

Too Foo, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 90

Chew Tom, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 91

Bew Dock, aka Bai Dock, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 91

Wong Mong, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 92

Wong Chung, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 92

Guey Kim, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 93

Chew Hop, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 93

Wong On, aka Hong On, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 94

Wong Suey, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 94

Wong Ing, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 95

Goon Yeng, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 95

Chew Hing, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 96

Hon Kee, Merchant, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 96

Chun Choy, Miner, Alleghany 1894

Page 97

Ong Yow, aka Tong Yow, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 97

Quoon Tom Tong, Cook, Alleghany 1894

Page 98

Too Let, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 98

Hung Tim, aka Dong Tim, Extension Mine Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 99

Wong Chung, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 99

Wong Wah, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 100

Jim Tye, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 100

Heung Bow, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 101

Soo Yoke, Miner, Scales Diggings 1894

Page 101

Queen Loui, Miner, Sierra City 1894

Page 102

Wing Hone, Wide Away Cook, Downieville 1894

Page 102

Jim Hoke, Miner, Alleghany 1894

Page 103

Choy Yen, Miner, Alleghany 1894

Page 103

Gim Cheung, Miner, Alleghany 1894

Page 104

Foon Kee, Merchant, Alleghany 1894

Page 104

Mos Era Yee Chung, Sierra City, "Born in New York City" 1894

 

Photographs of Chinese men in Sierra County 1910-1930, undated

Page 105

Unidentified man undated

Physical Description: Photograph is not pasted to page.
Page 105

Quan Dong Bing circa 1927

Physical Description: Photograph is not pasted to page.
Page 106

Houg Ki Che or Tong Ka Jou 1930

Page 107

Wong Chenn 1927

Page 107

Quang Dong Bing circa 1927

Page 107

Fong Wing Gat undated

Physical Description: Photograph is not pasted to page.
Page 108

Unidentified man undated

Page 108

Ging Hoy 1910

Page 109

Unidentified man undated

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Fong Yook Sue undated