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Chinese Methodist Mission teachers
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection;
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Lilian Wong was born on March 31st, 1911 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was an herbalist who had immigrated to the U.S. from China to open his own office. Her mother’s family had moved to California in the 1870s from China. Her parents married in 1910. She attended L.A. High School and USC, from which she graduated in 1933 with a degree in Sociology. After graduation she married her husband and they moved to China so he could find work. They lived in China until 1982, when they returned to California. They were both involved with the Baptist World Alliance for decades.
A portrait of teachers at the Chinese Methodist Mission in Chinatown, Miss West, left, and Miss Swann, circa 1900.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 12 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Chinese American Community;
S-006-165 120
Teachers--California--Los Angeles
Methodist Church--Missions--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Women missionaries--California--Los Angeles
Educators--California--Los Angeles
Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Chinese American photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Time Period
Wong, Lillian.

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