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Rickshaws in China City
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Quillen, Harry
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1940]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Christine Sterling, the civic leader who created Olvera Street, created a similar project for the Chinese American community. China City covered the entire city block from Spring on the west to Main on the east and from Macy (now Ce´sar Cha´vez) on the south to Ord on the north, with gates on Main Street, Spring Street and Ord. By 1935, the development had an atmosphere of a Chinese village or small town, with booths and stalls along narrow winding streets. Unfortunately, due to two major fires over a ten-year period, China City came to an end by the early 1950s.
Doris and Francis Chan (L to R) hold parasols as they sit in rickshas in the main courtyard in China City. They're waiting to be pulled by the young men, one of whom is Johnnie Yee.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Harry Quillen Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
A-010-462 4x5
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Rickshaws--California--Los Angeles
Pedicabs--California--Los Angeles
Parasols--California--Los Angeles
Tourism--Marketing--California--Los Angeles
China City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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