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San Francisco Chinese Community and Earthquake Damage, ca. 1906

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

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.... View collection guide.

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