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1936 Chinese American Baby Carrier

Maker:
Lee Ng Shee  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 60 cm x 304 cm; 23 5/8 in x 119 11/16 in
Object Name:
baby carrier
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1936
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.03
Catalog number:
1992.0620.03
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119914

1919 Chinese American Baby Bonnet

Maker:
Lee Ng Shee  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
wool (overall material)
fur (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30 cm x 42 cm; 11 13/16 in x 16 17/32 in
Object Name:
bonnet, baby
Object Type:
Bonnet
Boy
Headwear
Place made:
United States
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
1919
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.07
Catalog number:
1992.0620.07
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119952

1915 - 1925 Chinese American Girl's Trousers

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 45 cm x 67 cm; 17 23/32 in x 26 3/8 in
Object Name:
trousers, girl's
Object Type:
Trousers
Girl
Main Dress
Place made:
unknown
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
ca 1920
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Photograph, Lee family portrait
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?view=&dsort=&date.slider=&q=AC0555-0000003.tif
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.10
Catalog number:
1992.0620.10
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119960

1915 - 1925 Chinese American Girl's Vest

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 41 cm x 57 cm; 16 5/32 in x 22 7/16 in
Object Name:
vest, girl's
Object Type:
Vest
Girl
Main Dress
Place made:
unknown
Date made:
ca 1920
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Photograph, Lee family portrait
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?view=&dsort=&date.slider=&q=AC0555-0000003.tif
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.11
Catalog number:
1992.0620.11
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119964

1895 - 1905 Chinese American Woman's Skirt

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
satin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 88 cm x 107 cm; 34 21/32 in x 42 1/8 in
Object Name:
skirt, woman's
Object Type:
Skirt
Woman
Main Dress
Place made:
Zhonghua: Hong Kong, Colony of
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.20
Accession number:
1992.0620
Catalog number:
1992.0620.20
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119984

1895 - 1905 Chinese American Woman's Trousers

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 49 cm x 100 cm; 19 9/32 in x 39 3/8 in
Object Name:
trousers, woman's
Object Type:
Trousers
Woman
Main Dress
Place made:
Zhonghua: Hong Kong, Colony of
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.21
Catalog number:
1992.0620.21
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119986
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1925 - 1930 Chinese American Woman's Skirt

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (skirt, lower material)
cotton (waistband material)
Measurements:
overall: 88 cm x 56 cm; 34 5/8 in x 22 1/16 in
Object Name:
skirt
Object Type:
Skirt
Woman
Main Dress
Place made:
China
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Weddings  Search this
Chinese American  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
2000.0274.02
Accession number:
2000.0274
Catalog number:
2000.0274.02
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1194180
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1900 - 1910 Chinese American Woman's Blouse

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
wool (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 75 cm x 90 cm; 29 1/2 in x 35 7/16 in
Object Name:
blouse, woman's
Object Type:
Main Dress
Blouse
Woman
Place made:
China
Date made:
ca 1905
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.08
Catalog number:
1992.0620.08
Accession number:
1992.0620
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119954
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1895 - 1900 Chinese American Man's Slippers

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
satin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in x 3 in x 2 3/4 in; 23.495 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
slippers, pair of, man's
Object Type:
Man
Slippers
Footwear
Place made:
China
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
ca 1896
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Mead, Virginia Lee. Photograph, Mr. Lee B. Lok at his store
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?view=&dsort=&date.slider=&q=AC0555-0000001.tif
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.27.a-b
Catalog number:
1992.0620.27.a-b
1992.0620.27a-b
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119992
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1895 - 1896 Chinese American Man's Gown

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
satin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 72 cm x 131 cm; 28 3/8 in x 51 9/16 in
Object Name:
gown, man's
Object Type:
Man
Main Dress
Gown
Place made:
China
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
ca 1896
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related event:
Li Hongzhang visit to New York  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.24
Catalog number:
1992.0620.24
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Transcontinental Railroad
Family & Social Life
Chinese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119989
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A Chinese/American Exchange

Author:
Lanouette, JoAnne  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1986
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
See others in:
Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_116114

Chinese-American Shop Sign

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 115 cm x 31 cm x 2.5 cm; 45 1/4 in x 12 3/16 in x in
Object Name:
sign, shop
Location where used:
United States: California
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Joan Pearson Watkins
ID Number:
1985.0844.02
Accession number:
1985.0844
Catalog number:
1985.0844.02
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Artifact Walls exhibit
Advertising
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition:
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_681673
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Lee Chinese-American Family Papers

Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1915-1970
Summary:
Scrapbook, photograph album, published family book, photographic prints, and news clippings related to Virginia Mead's family.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a scrapbook, a photograph album, and a published family book with Chinese text and reproductions of portrait photographs. The scrapbook and album contain clippings and memorabilia from the Lee family, which had emigrated from China to New York, and miscellaneous unmounted photographs. This material dates primarily from the 1920s to the 1940s, although a few items are as late as 1970. Most of the persons in the photographs are not identified, although travel pictures in such places as Hawaii and Haiti are captioned. However, a few newspaper clippings in the collection in which photographs apparently depict members of the Lee and Shue families and/or the articles relate to them.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Alison Shue (Mrs. John) Lee and Mrs. Poon Lam Mok (Grace Lee) of New York, through Virginia (Mrs. Robert H.) Mead of Washington, D.C., 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. The scrapbooks are in fragile condition. See repository for more details about handling.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0555
See more items in:
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0555
Additional Online Media:

Happy Birthday to Hollywood’s First Chinese-American Star

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_bf8c9b02a03ccd017aea7becc6d98f1d

10 Dollars, The Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, Shanghai, China, 1920

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8.1 cm x 15.2 cm x .01 cm; 3 3/16 in x 5 31/32 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
Zhonghua: Shanghai
Date made:
1920
Credit Line:
Mrs. Marion M. Leigh
ID Number:
NU.72.173.58
Catalog number:
72.173.58
Accession number:
303386
Serial number:
010446
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_09
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1884128
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1 Dollar, The Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, Hankow, China, 1920

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.4 cm x 14.2 cm x .01 cm; 2 29/32 in x 5 19/32 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
Zhonghua: Hubei, Hankow
Date made:
1920
Credit Line:
Mrs. Marion M. Leigh
ID Number:
NU.72.173.54
Catalog number:
72.173.54
Accession number:
303386
Serial number:
505736
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_05
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1884041
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1 Dollar, The Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, Shanghai, China, 1920

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.4 cm x 14.3 cm x .01 cm; 2 29/32 in x 5 5/8 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
Zhonghua: Shanghai
Date made:
1920
Credit Line:
Mrs. Marion M. Leigh
ID Number:
NU.72.173.55
Catalog number:
72.173.55
Accession number:
303386
Serial number:
019315
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_05
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1884042
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5 Dollars, The Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, Hankow, China, 1920

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.8 cm x 14.6 cm x .01 cm; 3 1/16 in x 5 3/4 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
Zhonghua: Hubei, Hankow
Date made:
1920
Credit Line:
Mrs. Marion M. Leigh
ID Number:
NU.72.173.56
Catalog number:
72.173.56
Accession number:
303386
Serial number:
365680
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_09
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1884125
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5 Dollars, The Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, Hankow, China, 1920

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.5 cm x 14.65 cm x .01 cm; 2 15/16 in x 5 25/32 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
Zhonghua: Hubei, Hankow
Date made:
1920
Credit Line:
Mrs. Marion M. Leigh
ID Number:
NU.72.173.57
Catalog number:
72.173.57
Accession number:
303386
Serial number:
613789
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_09
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1884127
Additional Online Media:

10 Dollars, The Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, Shanghai, China, 1920

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8.1 cm x 15.2 cm x .01 cm; 3 3/16 in x 5 31/32 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
Zhonghua: Shanghai
Date made:
1920
Credit Line:
Mrs. Marion M. Leigh
ID Number:
NU.72.173.59
Catalog number:
72.173.59
Accession number:
303386
Serial number:
010421
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_09
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1884129
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