Cheong sam or qipao is gray wool, with a design of pink and rose color flowers with green leaves embroidered on the mandarin-style, stiffened collar, around the neckline and asymmetrical proper right side front opening, the hem and slits in the side seam, and at the hems of each elbow-length sleeve. Dress has a silver color metal zipper in the proper right side seam, opening into the asymmetrical flap which snaps closed with five black metal snaps. Dress has a label written in Chinese at the center back neck, white with red characters Dress belonged to Rose Sezto, also known as Sezto Fong, who was born in Manila, Philippine Islands in 1921. She was living in Canton, China when she married Harold Wong in 1941 in Taishan District, Guangdong Province. They had two sons, Peter and John. Her husband served in the U.S. Army during World War II. She and her two sons immigrated to the U.S. under the terms of Public Law 271, 79th Congress Act, of December 28, 1945. Rose had two more children in the United States, where she worked as a dishwasher in a hotel and a hostess in a restaurant in San Francisco. She died in San Francisco in 1996.

Used: Rose Sezto | Adult | Female

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