Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart's 1947 Illustrated Map of San Francisco's Chinatown
DescriptionThe unique character of San Francisco's Chinatown is revealed in a historical map and fascinating photographs
This colorful and celebratory time capsule of San Francisco's Chinatown--the largest Chinese community outside of Asia--shares the stories of the unique businesses, culture, and people encountered by map illustrator Ken Cathcart between 1939 and 1955. Each section of this stylized map, supplemented by Cathcart's never-before-seen black-and-white photographs, is explained in meticulous detail, revealing glimpses of the immigration story universal to America and exploring the struggles, triumphs, and enduring legacy of this vibrant community.
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"... this stylized cultural map of the largest Chinese community outside of Asia is brought to life by vivid details and photographs."--The New York Times "Publishers Weekly"