When I Think of Home: Images from L.A. ArchivesMain MenuIntroductionThe greater Los Angeles area is on the traditional lands of the Gabrielino/Tongva, Chumash, Fernandeño Tataviam and Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) peoples. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water and to their ancestors.L.A. FirstsMigration to Los Angeles in Pursuit of Health and HappinessThe Community and Cultural Enclaves of L.A.Los Angeles Architecture and LandscapesHistoric Home MuseumsContributorsChronologyMapping the ExhibitAcknowledgementsWhen I Think of Home: Images from L.A. Archives is the first digital History Keepers exhibit produced for the annual Archives Bazaar and would not have been possible without the collaboration of LAAS members and Archive Bazaar Exhibit subcommittee members.
The original Sun Wing Wo Company general merchandise store in the Garnier Building, 1902
12020-09-30T15:38:52-07:00Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e310113The Sun Wing Wo Company opened in 1891 in the Garnier Building. The decorations suggest that this photo was likely captured during Lunar New Year festivities. The store sold merchandise to the Chinese community and provided community services such as letter writing, postal, and banking. The State of California forced the store to close in 1948 to construct the 101 Freeway. The store was re-created by the Chinese American Museum in 2003.plain2020-10-11T18:47:39-07:001902Chinese American MuseumIn Copyright34.0556172,-118.2392695Chinese American Museum, Courtesy of Billy and Anna LewLos Angeles, Calif.UnknownStella Castillo3fcfe63ebb36641784421d25ab3a77ed9ea98855
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1term2020-10-05T17:40:51-07:00Suzanne Noruschatd5b4fb9efb1f1d6e4833d051ebc06907bb9dba64Chinese American MuseumLikhita Suresh4Symbolically housed in the oldest and last surviving structure of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) is the first museum in Southern California dedicated to the Chinese American experience and history in Los Angeles. The museum occupies the historic 1890 Garnier Building within the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and is located at 425 N. Los Angeles St. Museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and is closed on Mondays and selected holidays. The mission of the Chinese American Museum (CAM) is to foster a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, America’s diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy, and continued contributions of Chinese Americans. CAM collects/has objects related to: Immigration to the United States, immigration issues (past and present) Chinese and Chinese American organizations, many of which operated out of the Garnier Building Sun Wing Wo Herb Store, which operated out of the Garnier Building Chinese American participation in the U.S. Military Livelihood Children’s toys Clothing, costumes, and other textiles Work created by Chinese American Artists Historic Chinatown New Chinatown The San Gabriel Valley The Chinese American Museum houses objects related to the history, livelihood, and experience of Chinese Americans, particularly in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, and the Garnier Building. The collection has grown to over 7,500 artifacts, documents, and photographs, spanning the late 19th century to the present. http://camla.org/structured_gallery2020-10-09T11:59:37-07:00Likhita Sureshfa36a2f3506609c5e2c064df653783c84fd35c54