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Item BARK_1990.0003.0419 - Possibly Joe Hoy (left) with unidentified Chinese man who holds the Sai Gai newspaper; circa 1910.

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Possibly Joe Hoy (left) with unidentified Chinese man who holds the Sai Gai newspaper; circa 1910.

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1990.0003.0419

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Hoy, C. D.

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Two Chinese men, one sitting the other standing. The portrait is taken in front of a dark cloth backdrop hanging from an outside wall. Man standing is wearing a three-piece suit and is holding a hat in his right hand. His left hand is resting on the back of the pressed back wooden chair. The seated man is wearing a sweater, shirt, tie, pants, boots and is holding a Sai Gai newspaper in his left hand. His left leg is crossed over his right knee. Man on left is possibly Joe Hoy. See also P 2071, P 1691 ?, P 2021 ?. I (W.G. Quackenbush, February 14, 2012) investigated this photograph by contacting Quan Lim, the editor of the Chinese Times in 1990 and secretary to the Chinese Free Masons. Mr. Lim wrote back the following note (part of note left out, as it was not pertinent to the question): The date on the newspaper was Sept. 12, 1914. It is the “Sai Gai Yet Po” (which literally translated into English means the “World Daily News” but actually the English name of this daily newspaper was “The Chinese World” It was the first Chinese daily in North America, which was published in San Francisco California, U.S.A. It was the organ of the Chinese Empire Reformers which renewed to the name of Chinese Empire Reform Party of the Ching (Manchu) Dynasty and later changed is name as the Chinese Democratic Constitutionalist Part in during the time of Republic of China. This paper was the only English and Chinese bilingual language daily newspaper in North America but unfortunately because of financial difficulties it had been closed for the last twenty years. Quan Lim Journalist. December 1, 1990

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