30.5 in HIGH x 20 in WIDE
(77.47 cm HIGH x 50.80 cm WIDE)
Museum Purchase

"What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era" Exhibition at the Great Hall, August 28, 2004-February 28, 2005.

The front of the white t-shirt reads "Little Saigon" in blue print on the upper left. The back of the shirt reads "Souvenir Bolsa Ave., California USA Little Saigon" with an illustration of the many Vietnamese businesses, including grocery stores, insurance companies, mortgage business' and restaurants. It is made by Oneita and it is extra large (46-48).

In terms of size, Little Saigon comprises only a few blocks along Bolsa Avenue in Westminster. But, symbolically, it is the largest overseas home of Vietnamese exiles. Estimates of Little Saigon's population vary widely. The 1990 census put the figure at 11,000 Vietnamese, of almost 72,000 in Orange County. Today, estimates of the Vietnamese population in Orange County run as high as 200,000.

Used: unisex

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