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Han Chao-Tsung -Reentry Application


In June 1933 Han Chao-Tsung applied for a reentry permit so he could return to the United States after a one-year trip to China to visit family.

Leong Hoey – Portland, Oregon Store Proprietor


Leong Yuen and Leong Hoey at Leong & Co. store, 230 1/2 Third St., Portland, Oregon

Quan Foy, Chinese Interpreter


On 12 September 1908, Quan Foy was advised that on 8 May 1908, the Bureau of Immigration with the approval of the Department of Commerce and Labor he…

Chew Lai – Alien Head Tax


Chew Lai, age 38, arrived in Seattle on SS President Jefferson on 28 June 1930. His destination was New York City. He was charged $8 for the Alien…

Family Portrait – Eng Moon’s family


Eng Sing (on the right) was about three years old when this photograph was taken ca. 1912 with his mother and brother. Eng Sing, age 13, arrived in…

Chin Ben Hung & Fong Chung Hing – Wedding photo 1923


Chin Bing Hung and Fong Chung Hing were married on 1 February 1923 in Hong Kong. The other people in the wedding photo are not identified.