Gold mountain, big city : Ken Cathcart's 1947 illustrated map of San Francisco's Chinatown (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Gold mountain, big city : Ken Cathcart's 1947 illustrated map of San Francisco's Chinatown

Author: Jim Schein; Ken Gwin Cathcart; Gordon Chin
Publisher: Petaluma, CA : Cameron + Company, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This colorful and celebratory time capsule of San Francisco's Chinatown--the largest Chinese community outside of Asia--shares the stories of the unique businesses, culture, and people encountered by map illustrator Ken Cathcart between 1939 and 1955. Each section of this stylized map, supplemented by Cathcart's never-before-seen black-and-white photographs, is explained in meticulous detail, revealing glimpses of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Pictorial works
Named Person: Ken Gwin Cathcart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Schein; Ken Gwin Cathcart; Gordon Chin
ISBN: 1944903895 9781944903893
OCLC Number: 1111923987
Description: 158 pages : illustrations (some color), photographs (chiefly black and white), maps ; 34 cm + 1 folded map (48 x 48 cm)
Contents: Ken Cathcart : artist, mapmaker & photographer, 1935-1955 --
The map's outer grid : Chinese history & America's first Chinatown --
The map's inner grid : Chinatown & Barbary Coast tales.
Responsibility: written by Jim Schein ; foreword by Gordon Chin.

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"This colorful and celebratory time capsule of San Francisco's Chinatown--the largest Chinese community outside of Asia--shares the stories of the unique businesses, culture, and people encountered by map illustrator Ken Cathcart between 1939 and 1955. Each section of this stylized map, supplemented by Cathcart's never-before-seen black-and-white photographs, is explained in meticulous detail, revealing glimpses of the immigration story universal to America and exploring the struggles, triumphs, and enduring legacy of this vibrant community."--Amazon.com.

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