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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 1: Chinese Americans -- Working. No. 1-2


[Men at newspaper press, Chinese Times. Paper in photograph dated March 8, 1944.] BANC PIC 1996.014:01--PIC


[Men at newspaper press, Chinese Times. Paper in photograph dated March 8, 1944.] BANC PIC 1996.014:02--PIC


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


[Telephone operator.] BANC PIC 1996.014:03--PIC


[Typist.] BANC PIC 1996.014:04--PIC


[Woman at desk.] BANC PIC 1996.014:05--PIC


[Nurse and woman weighing infant.] BANC PIC 1996.014:06--PIC


[Construction worker in locker room.] BANC PIC 1996.014:07--PIC


[Construction workers on site.] BANC PIC 1996.014:08--PIC


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


[Man leaving office of the Consulate General of the Republic of China.] BANC PIC 1996.014:09--PIC


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.* BANC PIC 1996.014:10--PIC


Pin-ups provoke the same soldier emotions in any language. Note how girls' legs have been elongated.* BANC PIC 1996.014:11--PIC


[Fong Fong Hoo, owner of ice cream parlor, decorating cake. Cf. No. 26.] BANC PIC 1996.014:12--PIC


[Artist.] BANC PIC 1996.014:13--PIC


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


Girl Scouts have two troops in Chinatown. Ruby Kimlau, daughter of American Legion Post Commander.* BANC PIC 1996.014:14--PIC


[Girl and teacher at blackboard.] BANC PIC 1996.014:15--PIC


[Teacher with pupils at blackboard.] BANC PIC 1996.014:16--PIC


[Pupils writing at desks.] BANC PIC 1996.014:17--PIC


[Pupils writing at desks.] BANC PIC 1996.014:18--PIC


[Pupils writing at desks.] BANC PIC 1996.014:19--PIC


[Boys making kites.] BANC PIC 1996.014:20--PIC


[Boys with basketball. Clay Street playground.] BANC PIC 1996.014:21--PIC


[Beverly Chang, four years old, with ice cream cone.]* BANC PIC 1996.014:22--PIC


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


[Man and woman on sofa.] BANC PIC 1996.014:23--PIC


[Woman with infant at child care center.] BANC PIC 1996.014:24--PIC


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.* BANC PIC 1996.014:25--PIC


Like other American boys they patronize ice cream parlors. Owner is Fong Fong Hoo.* BANC PIC 1996.014:26--PIC


[Party at dining table.] BANC PIC 1996.014:27--PIC


[Unidentified hand with chopsticks.] BANC PIC 1996.014:28--PIC


Customer at pawnbroker's shop remains hidden, slips camera through window for the Chinese consider it a disgrace to pawn anything.* BANC PIC 1996.014:29--PIC