|Title||Men on a corner in Seattle's International District, 1932 |
|Caption||In the early 1900s, Chinese businesses began moving to the area around King Street. By the 1920s, most of Seattle's Chinese residents lived and worked there. Other Asian immigrants soon followed, notably Japanese and Filipinos attracted by the area's inexpensive housing and storefronts for their own businesses and restaurants. By the late 1930s, Chinatown was established as a distinct neighborhood along with the West Coast's second largest "Japan Town" on and around Yesler Way.|
In this photo, a few men gather on a street corner in Chinatown, now the International District.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: China Town.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Chinatown district.
Caption information source: Seattle Chinatown/International District website, http://www.cidbia.org/history
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): March 30, 1932.
|Subjects||Chinese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial street--Washington (State)--Seattle; Fire hydrants--Washington (State)--Seattle; International District (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7830.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. . |