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1896 Painting Of Alley In San Francisco’s Chinatown

Above is a painting of an alley in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The painting is from 1896. The artist  was a C.P. Nelson.

The painting is taken from an online exhibit called The Chinese in California 1850-1925. Please click here to see the exhibit.

The Chinese in California of that time were not treated so well.

The link is part of the excellent American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.  It is well worth the time to explore the full site.

A good book to read about the history of the various ethnic groups that helped make our nation is A Different Mirror–A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki.

Here is the link for visiting Chinatown in San Francisco in the present day.

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