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Picture Book of Chinese Immortals and Whimsical Figures
Chong, Ma Wing
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Placer County Museums Division
California Revealed from Placer County Museums Division
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This beautifully illustrated booklet includes thirty-seven hand painted figural drawings mainly representing Chinese Immortals (or deities) and whimsical figures. There is also a black line drawing of the logo for the 'Arctic Packing Co. Salmon.' The original artist is Ma Wing Chong (also known as M.W. Buck, 1888-1959) who was a teamster and laborer in Placer County and citizen of Auburn. The father of Ma Wing Chong, Kee Chinn, arrived in Auburn in the early 1850s and was a prominent local merchant and leader in the community.
Text is written in Cantonese and a portion of the illustrations have been roughly translated, including: Flying Golden Dragon, Fire God, Immortal Buddha, God with Three Eyes, Two-Faced Immortal, Three-Headed Buddha, Day and Night, Heavenly Old Buddha, Monkey King, Immortal, Three-Eyed Heavenly King, and Water God.
5 x 7 1/2 in.
39 Pages of 39
Chinese Americans
Chinese Americans--California
Chinese Americans--California, Northern
Chinese Americans--California--History--Pictorial Works
Chinese Americans--Folklore
Chinese, Northern California
California, Northern
Placer County Museums Division
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