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[Chinese War Relief Association group portraits].
BANC PIC 2020.002--PIC; BANC PIC 2020.002--G; BANC PIC 2020.002
Collection Overview

Title:

[Chinese War Relief Association group portraits]

Creator/Contributor:

May's Photo Studio

Abstract:

Includes group portraits of members of the Oakland Chinese War Relief Association and the Chinese Famine Relief Association of Oakland. Also includes 2 panoramic group portraits, perhaps depicting members of the same or similar organizations.

Date:

1940 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Chinese War Relief Association -- Photographs
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Civilian relief
Chinese Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Portraits

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by donor's mother, Jung Shee Wong (or Wang?). Note on back of one print: Grandma Wang Chinese Relief Assoc.
Identified photographer of one panoramic portrait: May's Photo Studio of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Chinese War Relief Association group portraits, BANC PIC 2020.002, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Ernest Wong ; 2019.
Pamphlet on the 1953 dedication of the Chinese Community Center (Oakland, Calif.) transferred to the Book Collections of The Bancroft Library.
After the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937, the Chinese War Relief Association was established in San Francisco's Chinatown. The organization aimed to raise funds from Chinese communities across the U.S. to assist Chinese civilians impacted by the conflict.

Type:

graphic
Portraits.
Panoramic photographs.

Physical Description:

photoprint
4 photographs in 2 folders : gelatin silver and xerographic prints ; various sizes

Language:

mul

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2020.002--PIC
BANC PIC 2020.002--G
BANC PIC 2020.002

Origin:

California