Friday, September 20, 2013

Yee Kee, Crayon Artist

Bellingham Herald
November 4, 1909

Chinese Artist Slain by Tong.
Oakland, Cal., Nov. 4.—Yee Kee, a Chinese crayon artist, was shot to death
last night in his room here. The assassin escaped. The police believe some
member of the On Yick tong is responsible for Yee Kee’s death as a member
of the Yee family was also killed in San Francisco last night. The feud between
the Yee family and the tong had its origin over the elopement of Wo Que, a
slave girl belonging to the Yee family.

(Next post September 27: Diana Kan’s The How And Why of Chinese Painting)

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