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"Chinese Restaurant, San Francisco, Cal."

Large restaurants, like the one pictured on this postcard, served a wide cross-section of the Chinese community. The top floors were typically reserved for the elites of the neighborhood. Middle floors housed the kitchen and offered a menu of dishes for businessmen, tourists, and shopkeepers, while the basement served basic noodle and rice dishes to workingmen.

Source | "Chinese Restaurant, San Francisco, Cal.," postcard, California Historical Society FN-34110; available from Calisphere,
Creator | Unknown
Rights | Used by permission of the California Historical Society.
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Unknown, “"Chinese Restaurant, San Francisco, Cal.",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 24, 2023,

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