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Wednesday
Feb082012

Postcard: San Francisco's Chinatown, 1943

San Francisco's famous Chinatown, the largest outside of China itself...

Sent by the U.S. Navy in December, 1943, this postcard went all the way to New Hampshire to someone's Aunty Daisy...

"I visited this place last Sunday. It's a nice place but kind of spooky. It's in San Francisco. I suppose the Chop Suey looks familiar to you don't it? There's a lot of hills in this place and plenty steep too."

I thought this classic view of Grant Avenue was a perfect tribute to the massive Chinese New Year's parade that's happening on Saturday. Chinatown can still be a little bit spooky, and I'm afraid that Chop Suey is very difficult to find these days, but not much else has changed in this image.

Reader Comments (1)

Ohhh I love old postcards! I was actually in ChinaTown earlier this week (I, too, am a San Francisco blogger :) and it looks pretty much the same.

Good to know there's still a place where ladies can sport hats and pearls without too many strange looks.

Love your blog!
Hilary
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilary

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