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1. Boise's Chinatown, 1963 Boise's Chinatown, 1963 Chinese Americans; Boise (Idaho); Ada County; Neighborhoods; Buildings; Chinatown A view of an alley way in the Chinese section of Boise, Idaho between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue. The garbage can in the foreground has Chinese writing on its front. Water from building drain pipes covers...

2. Celebrating the end of World War II in Chinatown, 1945 Celebrating the end of World War II in Chinatown, 1945 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Celebrations; Firecrackers; Chinatown; World War, 1939-1945 Members of the Chinese American community, young and old, celebrate the end of World War II in Portland's Chinatown by lighting firecrackers. The celebration not only signals the end of war for the United...

3. Children walking in Portland's Chinatown, ca. 1900 Children walking in Portland's Chinatown, ca. 1900 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Sidewalks; Chinatown; Children; Buildings; Advertisements; Carts and Wagons Chinese children walking along a sidewalk in a section of Portland's Chinatown. Advertisement posters for "Whiskey" and medicinal stimulants are plastered on the side of a building. Horse drawn carriages...

4. Chinatown Joss House, ca. 1925 Chinatown Joss House, ca. 1925 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Chinatown; Altars; Temples; Churches; Religious articles; Joss House A Chinese man stands at an altar in the Joss House in Portland's Chinatown.
The Joss House served as a common meeting place and house of worship for the Portland Chinese community. Elaborate carvings...

5. Chinatown's unofficial mayor, Mo Chong Way, 1953 Chinatown's unofficial mayor, Mo Chong Way, 1953 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Anti-communism; Community service; Organizations; Mayors; Mo Chong Way Mo Chong Way (left), unofficial Mayor of Portland's Chinatown, poses for a photograph with Bong Wai Chen. The mayor was an active participant in family and social organizations of the Chinese community....

6. Chinese along street in Idaho City Chinese along street in Idaho City Chinese Americans; Idaho City (Idaho); Boise County; Sidewalks; Buildings; Chinatown Chinese men sit and stand along a sidewalk in Idaho City. Many Chinese resided in Idaho City in the early 1860's for the purpose of mining gold. The man in the foreground wears a traditional Chinese queue...

7. Chinese cobbler in Portland's Chinatown, 1889 Chinese cobbler in Portland's Chinatown, 1889 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Work; Employment; Shoemakers A Chinese cobbler runs his repair shop along a sidewalk at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Alder Street in Portland's Chinatown. The cobbler rests against a wall while he hammers nails into a...

8. Chinese elder reads bulletin board in Chinatown, 1937 Chinese elder reads bulletin board in Chinatown, 1937 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Chinatown; Neighborhoods; Sidewalks; Bulletin Boards; Signs (Notices) A Chinese elder scans a bulletin board in Chinatown for the latest news from China regarding the condition of his former homeland during the Sino-Japanese War. Residents of Chinatown frequently received...

9. Chinese funeral procession on the streets of Portland, ca. 1888 Chinese funeral procession on the streets of Portland, ca. 1888 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Funeral processions; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Clothing and dress Mourners in a Chinese funeral procession walk along Second Avenue in Chinatown. Participants wear white, the color of death in the Chinese culture. One member of the procession carries a large garland...

10. Chinese gambling raid, 1922 Chinese gambling raid, 1922 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Chinatown; Gambling; Police raids; Storefronts; Stores and shops Chinese gambling raid in Portland's Chinatown. Several men pose for their picture in front of a raided gambling establishment. In the foreground the remains of doors, lighting fixtures, and gambling tables...

11. Chinese Joss House in Portland's Chinatown, 1907 Chinese Joss House in Portland's Chinatown, 1907 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Chinatown; Temples; Churches; Buildings; Joss House A view of the Joss House in Portland's Chinatown located along Second Avenue. The Joss House was a common meeting place among the Chinese community and also served as a place of worship. The second floor...

12. Chinese Language School, 1980 Chinese Language School, 1980 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Buildings; Schools; Education; Chinese Language School The Chinese Language School in Portland's Chinatown. A language school has operated continuously in this building since 1908. Sign above the entry door is written in both Chinese and English. Oregon Journal...

13. Chinese man with child in Portland, ca. 1880 Chinese man with child in Portland, ca. 1880 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Sidewalks; Chinatown; Clothing and dress; Children A Chinese man walking along a sidewalk and carrying a baby in Portland's Chinatown. The man wears clothing commonly worn by Chinese in America before the twentieth century. He wears black trousers and...

14. Chinese New Year celebration, 1931 Chinese New Year celebration, 1931 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Chinatown; Parades and processions; Holidays; Celebrations; Social life and customs; Manners and customs; Musical instruments; Chinese New Year The Hop Sing Tong lion and Chinese orchestra attract hundreds to the center of Portland's Chinatown in the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Music and dancing accompanied the parade through Chinatown....

15. Chinese New Year parade, 1939 Chinese New Year parade, 1939 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Chinatown; Parades and processions; Holidays; Celebrations; Social life and customs; Manners and customs; Children; Chinese New Year Children and young adults hold up banners as they parade through Chinatown in Portland, Oregon. The children are followed by a New Year’s Lion, who collects goodwill money offerings that hang above shop...

16. Entries for a Chinatown baby show, 1931 Entries for a Chinatown baby show, 1931 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Children; Clothing and dress; Pageants Group entries for a baby show held in Portland's Chinatown. Several children wear traditional gowns and outfits. Oregon Journal photographs.

17. Hop Sing Tong headquarters, 1931 Hop Sing Tong headquarters, 1931 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Chinatown; Buildings; Organizations; Associations; Tongs; Hop Sing Tong Fourth Avenue view of the building in which the Hop Sing Tong had its headquarters. The Hop Sing Tong was one of four major tong associations operating in the Portland area. A Republic of China flag hangs...

18. Interior of Bow Yuen Chinese shop Interior of Bow Yuen Chinese shop Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Business enterprises; Stores and shops; Merchants; Bow Yuen and Company Interior of the Bow Yuen Chinese shop. Bow Yuen and Company was an establishment that sold general Chinese merchandise. The shop was located in Portland's Chinatown. The man in the photograph is not identified....

19. Lee Sung, February 22, 1931 Lee Sung, February 22, 1931 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Organizations; Associations; Community service; Chinese Benevolent Society; Sung, Lee Lee Sung, head of the Chinese Benevolent Society, opening a soup kitchen in Portland's Chinatown.

20. Overview of Portland's Chinatown, 1890 Overview of Portland's Chinatown, 1890 Chinese Americans; Portland (Oregon); Multnomah County; Neighborhoods; Chinatown; Buildings; Churches Chinatown as seen along Second Avenue near Alder, looking south towards Washington Street. The church in the background is identified as the First Presbyterian Church.
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