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Chinatown livestock series: The beautiful and the ugly


Chinatown livestock series: The beautiful and the ugly


Asian Americans--Social life and customs


The poster features a manipulated photographic image of a group of Chinese men standing behind seated Chinese women at a table. Three of seated women in the middle are wearing dresses that have been shaded yellow. The background is also shaded yellow. The text at bottom of image reads, "Rich Chinatown businessmen and the 'so-called' Oriental Beauties." There is additional text that follows below. The text appears in black. The image and text are contained within a double-line border.


Loo, Jack


Kearny Street Workshop Archives, 1972-2002 (CEMA 33), Series IV, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library




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Access Rights

Open to researchers without restrictions

Physical Dimensions

13 x 19.5 in.



Loo, Jack, "Chinatown livestock series: The beautiful and the ugly," in Digital Collections, Item #4748, (accessed August 18, 2019).