Lot 37 of 319:
Chinese-American ephemera, photos and prints  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$132
$200 - $300

Collection of 30 Chinese-American-related graphics, illustrations and photographs, most of San Francisco Chinatown







  • 6 reprints of Charles Weidner photographs of San Francisco Chinatown, ca. 1900, pasted to backing paper including, Chinese Cobbler (2), Chinese Girls, Joss House altar, Chinese restaurant, Chinese grocery
  • 6 larger photographs, probably reproductions, Chinatown subjects, 1 with older rubberstamp of Goldsmith Bros., San Francisco, another stamped California Historical Society
  • Louis Roesch Co. reproduction, “Study from Chinese Life in San Francisco” pasted to backing paper
  • 3 unidentified black-and-white pseudo-erotic Art Deco illustrations, Asian stereotypic themes
  • • 2 color postcards of Chinese drawings by artist Esther Hunt, “Ah Len” and “Celebrating” 1903
  • Well-worn and folded 12x19” reprint of a Genthe photo, ”Children of Chinatown”, printed for Albert Bender
  • 4 illustrations, apparently removed from a book, 2 color, 2 black-and-white, of Chinatown scenes by  Alec Stern, 8½x11”
  • 2-sided color illustration, removed from a book, unidentified, of San Francisco Chinatown scenes, 10½x13”
  • “The Sooth Sayer”, 9x12” color illustration by Sinclair, Beck-Gerlach Press, tipped to backing paper
  • Color plate of Chinatown children by Flohri, 12x15”
  • Color plate, Chinese Dancer by Roy Grossman, (Los Angeles Publishing Co.) 12x15”
  • Color plate, Schung-Gar / The Merchant, 12x14½”, by Wylog Fong, 1927
  • 2 color plates of Chinese themes, c. 1976 by Kee Fung Ng, San Francisco, 12x16”, Girl Bearing Brother and Fisherman's Girl

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