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"Interior of Chinese theatre, Jackson Street, San Francisco, Cal."

Going to the theater was a popular form of entertainment for Chinese immigrants. By the 1880s there were several different theater companies operating in Chinatown, including this theater, located on Jackson Street. Theaters could seat several hundred people; there was usually a separate gallery for women. Performances lasted several hours, even days, providing good value for the price of admission—about 50 cents.

Source | Isaiah West Taber, "Interior of Chinese theatre, Jackson Street, San Francisco, Cal.," The Bancroft Library and the University of California, from Calisphere, http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb3t1n99fk/.
Creator | Isaiah West Taber
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Isaiah West Taber, “"Interior of Chinese theatre, Jackson Street, San Francisco, Cal.",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 20, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1114.

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