10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers.

Sep 8, 1967 Caption: "$1,000 START -- Milton Shoong (left) stands beside the statue of his father, Joe Shoong, in whose name he contributed $1,000 to the United Crusade. Andrew Lowe (rear), accepted the donation as chairman of the United Bay Area Crusade for the Chinese community of Oakland. Joe Shoong was founder of the Chinese Community Center. The check was the first major donation in the 1967 fund drive." 2 col Shoong 1st Fri no sty Two men standing beside bust of Joe Shoong on tall marble pedestal. Plaque on pedestal reads" "Joe Shoong 1879-1961. Merchant prince, honored citizen, philanthropist, symbol of intercity, friend of humanity" in English. Beneath English are Chinese characters. Behind the two men is a poster " Poeple Need Help" of a young blond girl with large eyes, holding doll, looking out from the poster. There are Chinese characters written on the sides of the poster (on each side of the girl) and English at the bottom of the poster which is covered by the two men. Milton Shoong, visible to waist, is smiling and wearing a light colored turtleneck sweater vest and dark blazer with the cuff folled back. He is also wearing a ring on the last finger of his right hand. . Andrew Lowe, head and neck visible, is slightly balding, wears glasses and a suit and tie.

Used: Oakland Tribune

Bookmark and Share