Everyday Life in 1950s Chinatown,  San Francisco

Photographer Orlando Stringer captured this fascinating series of black-and-white photos depicting the beauty of everyday life in San Francisco’s Chinatown throughout the 1950s.

1. A customer receives her order from the butcher at Ying Fat Lung’s Chinese shop.

2. A woman samples a small portion of rice.

3. Five women dressed in traditional Chinese clothing read the day’s headlines.

4. Chorus girls at Forbidden City.

5. A shop assistant at the Tai Ping Company boutique on Grant Avenue demonstrates a giant Chinese fan to an interested customer.

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