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U.S. Chinese immigration, 19th century and later.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1890
In the 19th century, a majority of Chinese immigrants were single men who worked for a while and returned home. At first, they were attracted to North America by the gold rush in California. A relatively large group of Chinese immigrated to the United States between the start of the California gold rush in 1849 and 1882, before federal law stopped their immigration. After the gold rush, Chinese immigrants worked as agricultural laborers, on railroad construction crews throughout the West, and in low-paying industrial jobs. Soon, many opened their own businesses such as restaurants, laundries, and other personal service concerns.

With the onset of hard economic times in the 1870s, European immigrants and Americans began to compete for the jobs traditionally reserved for the Chinese. Such competition was accompanied by anti-Chinese sentiment, riots, and pressure, especially in California, for the exclusion of Chinese immigrants from the United States. The result was the Chinese Exclusion Act, passed by Congress in 1882. This Act virtually ended Chinese immigration for nearly a century.
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Arnold Genthe - Dupont Street entrance to Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Dupont Street entrance to Chinatown, San Francisco

Title from a similar image in: Genthe's photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown / photographs by Arnold Genthe ; selection and text by John Kuo Wei Tchen. New York : Dover Publications, 1984, pl. 5. Purcha... More

Man and a young child walking down a street, Chinatown, San Francisco

Man and a young child walking down a street, Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Arnold Genthe - Five girls in holiday finery, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Five girls in holiday finery, Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. vd image reversed 2/96

Arnold Genthe - The street of painted balconies, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - The street of painted balconies, Chinatown, San Franci...

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Arnold Genthe - Buying New Year's gifts, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Buying New Year's gifts, Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Arnold Genthe - Chinese American men and children, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Chinese American men and children, Chinatown, San Fran...

Photograph shows Chinese American men and three children in traditional dress standing on a street in Chinatown, San Francisco. Forms part of: Genthe photograph collection (Library of Congress) [unprocessed po... More

Children on a littered Chinatown street

Children on a littered Chinatown street

Photograph shows four children standing in front of a shoeshine stand on a street in Chinatown, New York City, N.Y. H28273 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by George Daniels, New York City.

Chinese pharmacy, Los Angeles, California

Chinese pharmacy, Los Angeles, California

Photolithograph shows interior of Chinese American pharmacy. Exhibited as a digital copy in: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library" at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2018; Detroit Pub... More

Chinatown, N.Y., George Grantham Bain Collection

Chinatown, N.Y., George Grantham Bain Collection

Street scene, Chinatown, New York City. George Grantham Bain Collection. Public domain photograph - New York City, downtown, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Columbia - Capt. Friedrichs ; Hawaii - Capt. Akana (Chinese)

Columbia - Capt. Friedrichs ; Hawaii - Capt. Akana (Chinese)

Photograph shows Lang Akana, captain of a Chinese American baseball team from Hawaii, with Captain Friedrichs of the Columbia University baseball team. The two teams played each other on May 31, 1914. (Source:... More

A group in camp. The camp is divided into companies. At each street sanitary regulations are posted. Chinese policeman in the background

A group in camp. The camp is divided into companies. At each street sa...

Title and note information from Red Cross caption card. Group Title: Refugees, Camp, China. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Data: H.E. 12024. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. Gene... More

Chinese - A black and white photo of a group of people

Chinese - A black and white photo of a group of people

Title information from negative sleeve. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. General information about the American National Red Cross photograph colle... More

Neighbors of the alley - An old black and white photo of a store

Neighbors of the alley - An old black and white photo of a store

Three Chinese people in an alley, Chinatown, Los Angeles. J259784 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Paul Grenbeaux.

Lieutenant-General Stilwell inspecting a motor school at the Chinese-American training center. Left to right: Colonel Frank Dorn, aide-de-camp to Lieutenant-General Stilwell; Lieutenant-General Stilwell; Lieutenant-Colonel Stevenson, in charge of the motor school and Colonel Geroge W. Sliney, chief of the artillery section

Lieutenant-General Stilwell inspecting a motor school at the Chinese-A...

Public domain photograph of the United States military and military-industrial complex before World War Two, 1930s, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

First Chinese seamen granted shore leave in wartime America. Chinese seamen on United Nations' vessels may now obtain shore leave in American ports. Heretofore, because of the large number of desertions by Chinese crew members, alien seamen of Chinese nationality have been detained on board when their ships touched American ports. As a result of conferences between representatives of the Chinese Embassy, the Recruitment and Manning Organization of War Shipping Administration, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice, Chinese seamen may now be granted shore leave if guarantees are given that they will not desert. Chinese Counsul General Lee (holding hat) greeting  one of his countrymen from the crew of a British vessel in New York. Lee met the men on arrival and explained the rules under which, for the first time in warring America, they were permitted ashore during their ship's stay in port

First Chinese seamen granted shore leave in wartime America. Chinese s...

Public domain photograph related to Great Depression, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

American army instructor, assigned to teach Chinese soldiers the ins and outs of modern warfare, inspecting one of their rifles

American army instructor, assigned to teach Chinese soldiers the ins a...

Image source: U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informatio... More

Chinese AWVS unit shows that Jap fighting spirit They cover Chinatown for the war effort: Back row, Mrs. Florence Wong, Mrs. Helen Chan, Mrs. Lily Chu; center: Mrs. Elizabeth Ong, Mrs. Bik Lee; front: Mrs. Josephine Hong, chairman of all the AWVS Chinese unit World Telegram & Sun photo by Ravenna

Chinese AWVS unit shows that Jap fighting spirit They cover Chinatown ...

Photograph shows group portrait of a unit of Chinese American women who served in the American Women's Voluntary Services. Title from news agency caption on item. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the ... More

View of Transamerican Pyramid from Chinatown, San Francisco, California

View of Transamerican Pyramid from Chinatown, San Francisco, Californi...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attraction... More

Reading the war news--in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A.

Reading the war news--in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A.

Stereograph showing large crowd of Chinese men and boys gathered on street in front of local business. H2647 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1901 by B.L. Singley. No. 11659.

Doyer Street, Chinatown, N.Y.C. New York (state) 19th Century Stereoscope Card.

Doyer Street, Chinatown, N.Y.C. New York (state) 19th Century Stereosc...

Photograph shows three Chinese boys and wagon on street in foreground; flags extending from buildings, New York. 133340 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright, 1909, by Stereo-Travel Co. No. 35.

View of Chinatown; Fishing on Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

View of Chinatown; Fishing on Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers. Film negative frame numbers, descriptions: 0-10, scenes of Korean and other Asian shops and organizations in Chi... More

[Chinese woman and boy] - Public domain portrait photograph

[Chinese woman and boy] - Public domain portrait photograph

Public domain photograph - Portrait, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

The queen of Chinatown by Joseph Jarrow.

The queen of Chinatown by Joseph Jarrow.

Caption: Hurled by highbinders through the rat pit's double trap. Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co., Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8766. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library... More

Arnold Genthe - Dressed for a formal visit, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Dressed for a formal visit, Chinatown, San Francisco

Public domain photograph of San Francisco Chinatown, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Arnold Genthe - Three women on Kearney Street, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Three women on Kearney Street, Chinatown, San Francisc...

Title from a similar image in: Genthe's photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown / photographs by Arnold Genthe ; selection and text by John Kuo Wei Tchen. New York : Dover Publications, 1984, pl. 91. Purch... More

Arnold Genthe - A corner on the hillside, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - A corner on the hillside, Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Arnold Genthe - His first cigar, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - His first cigar, Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Public domain photograph - portrait, children of 1900s, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Man and two boys walking along a street, Chinatown, San Francisco

Man and two boys walking along a street, Chinatown, San Francisco

Title devised. Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquak... More

In Chinatown, New York - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

In Chinatown, New York - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Public domain photograph - city, downtown, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Tie You, wife of Mock Duck, leader of Hip Sing Tong organization in Chinatown, New York City, New York

Tie You, wife of Mock Duck, leader of Hip Sing Tong organization in Ch...

Photograph shows portrait of the wife of Sai Wing Mock, leader of Hip Sing Tong organization, which fought On Leong Tong for control of Chinatown. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper P... More

The Weighing machine - A black and white photo of men working in a factory

The Weighing machine - A black and white photo of men working in a fac...

Eight Chinese men working at machine with cans of salmon in background, probably in Washington or Oregon. J186300 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 1385. Copyright by J.A. McCormick.

Chinese B.B. team, Hawaii - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Chinese B.B. team, Hawaii - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Photograph shows a Chinese American baseball team from Hawaii which came to the United States to play against university teams. This team played Columbia University's team on May 31, 1914. (Source: Flickr Commo... More

Broken blossoms - movie film screenshot

Broken blossoms - movie film screenshot

Motion picture lobby card for "Broken blossoms" shows sailors standing over bodies of a Chinese man and a sailor, lying on the dirt street in Chinatown; Chinese residents stand back and watch.

First Chinese seamen granted shore leave in wartime America. Chinese seamen on United Nations' vessels may now obtain shore leave in American ports. Heretofore, because of the large number of desertions by Chinese crew members, alien seamen of Chinese nationality have been detained on board when their ships touched American ports. As a result of conferences between representatives of the Chinese Embassy, the Recruitment and Manning Organization of War Shipping Administration, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice, Chinese seamen may now be granted shore leave if guarantees are given that they will not desert. Chinese messboy leaving a British ship for his first visit ashore to see his countrymen in America

First Chinese seamen granted shore leave in wartime America. Chinese s...

Public domain photograph of New York in 1930s, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

New York, New York. Mr. Fing, a Chinese-American merchant, and his wife in their Flatbush home. Notice the rubber tire ashtrays

New York, New York. Mr. Fing, a Chinese-American merchant, and his wif...

Public domain photograph - New York, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Various take-off styles were exhibited as this 50-yard dash kicked off in the Lions Club's Endecathlon for Chinatown kids World Telegram & Sun photo by Walter Albertin

Various take-off styles were exhibited as this 50-yard dash kicked off...

Photograph shows Chinese American boys starting to run a race. Title from news agency caption on item. Notation on verso: "Track meet for Chinese boys at City Park - sponsored by Chinatown Lions. Start of 50 ya... More

American flag mural in Chinatown, San Francisco, California

American flag mural in Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attraction... More

Chinese woman and boy - Public domain portrait photograph

Chinese woman and boy - Public domain portrait photograph

Title devised by cataloger. Attribution to Jackson and date based on negative D4-9045. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 09051. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

But the hands that were played by that heathen Chinee [sic] ... / Hull.

But the hands that were played by that heathen Chinee [sic] ... / Hull...

Cartoon showing Chinese-American man and two other men playing cards. Copyright by Western News Co. No. 5.

The queen of Chinatown by Joseph Jarrow.

The queen of Chinatown by Joseph Jarrow.

Caption: Simply carrying out an old Irish custom! Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8763. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The only Chinese bill that the president cannot veto

The only Chinese bill that the president cannot veto

Print shows a Chinese laundry ticket that states "Clothes are given to the person showing the check - all responsibility then ceases. None given without a check; if lost, goods cannot be claimed. Not responsibl... More

Arnold Genthe - The pipe-bowl mender, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - The pipe-bowl mender, Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Arnold Genthe - Toy merchants, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Toy merchants, Chinatown, San Francisco

Title from a similar image in: Genthe's photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown / photographs by Arnold Genthe ; selection and text by John Kuo Wei Tchen. New York : Dover Publications, 1984, pl. 62. Purch... More

Men standing or walking down a sidewalk, Chinatown, San Francisco

Men standing or walking down a sidewalk, Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Arnold Genthe - Dupont Street entrance to Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Dupont Street entrance to Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Arnold Genthe - Boy in doorway of lamp store, Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Boy in doorway of lamp store, Chinatown, San Francisco

Title from a similar image in: Genthe's photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown / photographs by Arnold Genthe ; selection and text by John Kuo Wei Tchen. New York : Dover Publications, 1984, pl. 110. Purc... More

Poster - Hoyt's new A trip to Chinatown - Public domain lithograph

Poster - Hoyt's new A trip to Chinatown - Public domain lithograph

38623 U.S. Copyright Office "Russell-Morgan Print." Caption: Complimenting the heathens in the deaf and dumb language on the beauties of their country. They understand him, (nit). Caption: Harry Gilfoil. Create... More

Poster - Hoyt's new A trip to Chinatown - Public domain lithograph

Poster - Hoyt's new A trip to Chinatown - Public domain lithograph

38624 U.S. Copyright Office "Russell-Morgan Print." Caption: Welland Strong's hard luck ride through Chinatown. Created and "copyrighted 1899 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin., U.S.A." Direction of Fred E. Wright.... More

Chinatown from street, George Grantham Bain Collection

Chinatown from street, George Grantham Bain Collection

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

Portrait photo of Chinese, William Henry Jackson photograph

Portrait photo of Chinese, William Henry Jackson photograph

Attribution based on negative D4-32662. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 09050. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Interior view of tearoom in Chinatown, New York City, N.Y.]

[Interior view of tearoom in Chinatown, New York City, N.Y.]

H28277 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by George Daniels, New York City.

Chinese New Year, George Grantham Bain Collection

Chinese New Year, George Grantham Bain Collection

Chinese child with an adult on step outside of building, Chinatown, New York City, 1909. Bain News Service photograph. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Butte, Montana. Cityscape photograph

Butte, Montana. Cityscape photograph

Public domain photograph of 19th-century vintage card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Brest. Lieut. Wilks of the AMERICAN RED CROSS, giving instructions to the Chinese workmen at Brest about loading the cases of AMERICAN RED CROSS goods (seen in the background) on camions to be stored in the AMERICAN RED CROSS warehouse. Lieut. Wilks is especially successful with the Chinese labor, loaned to the United States by the French Government, because he can speak Chinese

Brest. Lieut. Wilks of the AMERICAN RED CROSS, giving instructions to ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Guerin. Group title: Transportation & Supplies. Gift; American National Red Cross... More

Arnold Genthe - Street in Chinatown, San Francisco

Arnold Genthe - Street in Chinatown, San Francisco

Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born American photographer who is best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. He began his... More

Washington's Friendship Arch, entering the city's Chinatown neighorhood, under construction. Washington, D.C.

Washington's Friendship Arch, entering the city's Chinatown neighorhoo...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attraction... More

Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attraction... More

Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attraction... More

Scene in Lower Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood in New York City

Scene in Lower Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood in New York City

Chinatown, said to be, as of 2018, the highest concentration of people of Chinese heritage in the Western Hemisphere with an estimated population of 90,000 to 100,000 people, Manhattan's Chinatown is also one o... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Weaverville Joss House, Oregon Street, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA

Significance: The Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, or as it is popularly known, the Chinese Joss House, is an important historical record of the Chinese culture that flourished in California beginning in th... More

Joss House, 45160 Albion Street, Mendocino, Mendocino County, CA

Joss House, 45160 Albion Street, Mendocino, Mendocino County, CA

Significance: The Mendocino Joss House is the only remaining Chinese joss house in use in California north of San Francisco and south of the Oregon border. This simple structure possesses great structural inte... More

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