The Chinese in California
September 9, 2005 7:17 AM   Subscribe

The Chinese in California 1850-1925. The site is poorly designed. To get to the content click Essays & Galleries. To get to the photos, click on the (practically hidden) gallery link at the top right of each short essay.
posted by OmieWise (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You do have to really dig, but there are some great images in there. Thought provoking. Thanks.

A Random Sample for ye of lazy bones, but be forewarned not all of these are good:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
posted by safetyfork at 8:45 AM on September 9, 2005

Cool link! You are right, it's not designed very well, but there's a lot of good stuff in there like this scan of an old postcard.

The Smithsonian had an exhibit on this subject a few years ago. Here's the site supporting that exhibition.
posted by missmerrymack at 8:49 AM on September 9, 2005

Thanks OmieWise (and safetyfork). Wonderful images.
posted by peacay at 9:02 AM on September 9, 2005

A great post. And you are right about the site design, most of the American Memory sites follow the same template, with all the good stuff hidden away.
posted by LarryC at 9:06 AM on September 9, 2005

Thanks for the link!!! Nice images indeed. The forgotten pictures are reasures indeed!
posted by mrhappysad at 9:53 AM on September 9, 2005

safetyfork writes "[F]or ye of lazy bones"

Thanks safetyfork, I guess I resemble that remark since I didn't do that myself.
posted by OmieWise at 10:01 AM on September 9, 2005

Cool! I'm only still discovering how many stories thread together with that of White Guys in the West. Early California seems like one of those locus points in history that only come along every few centuries but reward in full all the attention you can give them. Thanks!
posted by freebird at 10:23 AM on September 9, 2005

Aye, but you did do the initial digging so you perhaps only resemble that remark from afar and in 3/4 profile.
posted by safetyfork at 11:04 AM on September 9, 2005

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