c. 1900
24.5 in HIGH x 56 in WIDE
(62.23 cm HIGH x 142.24 cm WIDE)
Museum Purchase

Aftershock! Voices from the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Great Hall, April 1 - August 13, 2006.

Chinese sign. Description: braced by 2 vertical wood supports with eye hooks for hanging, board is painted black, 3 decoratively arranged pictograms in slight relief and painted gold, 3 small embossed pictograms plaques are incised into raised wood (gold), 2 others in slight relief with gold outlines. Board has large chipped area in upper left. (rats ate it away) History: came from Chinese herbalist and jewelry manufacturer on Pacific near Washington Sts. in S.F. moved from Grant Ave. after the 1906 fire. According to Snowy H. Tung, Family Program Coordinator at the museum and fluent Chinese speaker, the translation of the sign reads from right to left as "Wan Chun Tang" (TKP 1/24/2011).

Used: Chinese ~ herbalist ~ jewelry manufacturer ~ San Francisco ~ Pacific ~ Grant Ave., San Francisco | Chinese American

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