IMAGERY – The Old Chinatown Blacksmith, 1899


Photographic portrait of “The Old Chinatown Blacksmith” in Chinatown, ca.1899. The blacksmith is at center and is dressed in traditional Chinese clothes. He is standing to the left of a brick building with several doors and windows in it, as well as a large key painted on it. There are awnings covering the walkway where the man is standing. There is another man walking in the background; he is dressed in Western clothes, including a jacket and hat.

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3 Responses to “IMAGERY – The Old Chinatown Blacksmith, 1899”

  1. Ann Lasko says:

    Does anyone remember the Lime House Restaurant in China Town. My parents took us their in the 50′s and on one occasion while waiting for our table in a booth in the bar with my family I was seated next to Ann Miller. I was maybe 5 and didn’t know who she was but was delighted that we both shared the name Ann. She was very nice!

  2. michael liu says:

    i wonder where was this picture taken? i was told the ‘old’ chinatown as of today is not the original. there was an ‘older’ chinatown located west of downtown.

    • lynnster says:

      The old Chinatown was located where Union Station is now. When Union Station was built, Chinatown migrated and gradually took over the space of what had been Little Italy up until that point.

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