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September 2016

Above & Beyond Chinatown 2016

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bix Restaurant,
56 Gold Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States

Photo: Anna May Wong Certificate of Identity (detail), August 28, 1924; National Archives at San Francisco (54099). Photographs as proof of identity first came into widespread use as a result of Chinese Exclusion. Starting in 1909, all Chinese entering or residing in the U.S. were required to carry a government-issued Certificate of Identity at all times. Even babies and well-known figures, such as actress Anna May Wong, were subject to the law. Please join us for…

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