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Lion dance at the Lung Kong Tin Yee Association
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Quillen, Harry
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Lung Kong Tin Yee Association is a worldwide fraternity also known as "The Four Brothers," and dates back to the 1600's in China. The Los Angeles chapter was the 485th association dedicated in the United States. The group provided basic needs and support to the Chinese American Community and fought against discriminatory practices. The Los Angeles chapter was a driving force in the preservation of the old Plaza landmarks such as the Lugo House and the Buddhist Temple that were threatened with demolition in 1950.
Seen here is a Lion dance celebrating the dedication of the new Lung Kong Tin Yee Association building located at 989 N. Broadway in Chinatown. Crowds of people watch from the sidewalk and from the balcony on the second floor. On the right, Harry Lew, one of the founders of the Los Angeles branch of the Association can be seen holding a baby and watching the revelry. Photograph dated July 10, 1949.
1 negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Harry Quillen Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Lew, Harry
Meizhou Longgang qin yi zong gong suo
Lion dance--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Balconies--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Sidewalks--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Bunting (Cloth)
Chinese language
Signs and signboards--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Architecture--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)--Chinese influences
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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