"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.
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 March 6, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1116.