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ChinatownCharlie ADMIN February 26, 2008
Thank you to all of those who have added photos to the pool! Besides historical photographs, we are also interested in seeing new photos of old signs in American Chinatowns (old neon is a plus!), old postcards, as well as any kind of vintage ephemera that reflects Chinatown in the popular imagination, such as movie posters, sheet music covers, etc.


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Chinatown photos from the 1950's ¥∑Ñ$kŸ 7 SSP Tony 5 years ago

Group Description

The word "Chinatown" is an Americanism that dates to the mid-nineteenth century.

Here we collect old photos of Chinatowns in the United States of America, whether they depict Chinese people, streets or shops of Chinatown, or objects that reflect the lives of the citizens of American Chinatowns from the mid-1800's to the 1970s. Ephemera such as old postcards, matchbooks, restaurant menus, movie stills -- anything that evokes Chinatown in the popular American imagination -- is also welcome here.

We also enjoy new photos of old signage taken in American Chinatowns -- there's nothing like a neon dragon being reflected on a rain soaked street to prime one's soul for a little exotic adventure...Welcome to Chinatown!

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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