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[Photographs of Hakka or Cantonese Chinese women in America].
BANC PIC 1999.088 PT.2 --PIC; BANC PIC 1999.088 PT.2
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Title:

[Photographs of Hakka or Cantonese Chinese women in America]

Abstract:

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.

Date:

1890 (issued)

Subject:

Hakka (Chinese people) -- California -- Photographs
Chinese American women -- California -- Photographs
Chinese -- Portraits

Note:

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.
Photographs of Hakka or Cantonese Chinese women in America, BANC PIC 1999.088 Pt. 2, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Rare Oriental Book Co.; 2000.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

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

Language:

Chinese

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1999.088 PT.2 --PIC
BANC PIC 1999.088 PT.2

Origin:

Various places