Here are some great resources for photographic histories of Asians in the West.
Fuck Yeah Asian/Pacific Islander History showcases photographs of all sorts of Asian/Pacific Islander events and people in the US.
Filipino plantation laborers arriving at the dock in Honolulu. The tags around their necks identified the plantations of their destiny.
Kate Bagnall‘s Chinese Australian history blog The Tiger’s Mouth has a few photographs from Australian archives, such as the one below. There are more photos at another of her projects, Invisible Australians.
Today’s find is a photograph of the family of Ah Yin (or Ah Yen), who was a storekeeper at Adelong in southern New South Wales, and his wife, Ah Hoo (or Ah How). The family, with six children, left for China in 1897.
These two Asian American dancers are performing at San Francisco’s premiere nightclub in the 1930s called Forbidden City. While the club was Chinese-themed, the performers themselves were not all Chinese American. Some were Japanese American and Filipino American.