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San Francisco Chinese Community and Earthquake Damage, ca. 1906
BANC PIC 1993.033 -- ALB  
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Description
The San Francisco Chinese Community and Earthquake Damage album contains 223 photographic prints taken circa 1906. A large percentage of the collection features the students of the Chinese Methodist Episcopal Mission, a girls' home in San Francisco's Chinatown. Included are many individual and group portraits, as well as interior and exterior views of the Mission and Church. Also featured throughout the album are several street and alley scenes taken in and around Chinatown; views of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, and a Chinese cemetery; and scenes of the destruction caused by the earthquake and fire of 1906. Identified landmarks in addition to the Mission include Portsmouth Plaza, the Cumberland Presbyterian Chinese Mission, the Globe Hotel, the Grand Chinese Theatre, the Quong Lee Company, the Sing Kee Company, the Chinese Baptist Church, the W.F. Song photography studio, the Boston Store, the Hall of Justice, and the Sing Fat & Co. Chinese and Japanese Bazaar.
Extent
223 photographic prints, various sizes; compiled in album, 19 x 26 cm. 220 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is available for use.