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[Photographs of Hakka or Cantonese Chinese women in America].
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[Photographs of Hakka or Cantonese Chinese women in America]


Snapshots and studio portraits taken in China and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Depicted are Chinese and Chinese-American women who are chiefly unidentified. Some photographs are annotated in Chinese, and a few have brief notations in English. Relationships among individuals pictured are not made clear, and it is uncertain whether these images are relations and friends of a single family or individual, or whether images might have been compiled from various sources. Photographs range from small identification or passport photographs to small snapshots to larger formal studio portraits. Includes several portraits of Chinese American beauty queens. apparently from the Miss Chinatown USA contest. Several portraits of men are also present.


1890 (issued)


Hakka (Chinese people) -- California -- Photographs
Chinese American women -- California -- Photographs
Portraits, Chinese
Hakka (Peuple de Chine) -- Californie -- Photographies
Américaines d'origine chinoise -- Californie -- Photographies
Portraits chinois
Chinese American women
Hakka (Chinese people)
Portraits, Chinese


Title devised by cataloger.
Possibly compliled by seller. This material was received from the same source as several boxes of photographs cataloged as Family photographs of a Chinese American family of California (BANC PIC 1999.088 PT. 1), but at a slightly later date. It is unclear whether the material originated with the same family.
Purchase ; From from Rare Oriental Book Co ; 2000.
Photographs of Hakka or Cantonese Chinese women in America, BANC PIC 1999.088 Pt. 2, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.



Physical Description:

approximately 158 photographs in 1 box : black and white and color prints ; 20 x 24 cm or smaller.




Various places