Friday, August 21, 2020

Jake Lee paintings from Kan's Restaurant will be reunited!

Jake Lee produced twelve paintings for Kan's Restaurant in San Francisco. Four paintings from a private collector will be purchased by the Chinese Historical Society of America which owns the other eight paintings. You can contribute to CHSA's purchase at its gofundme page.

Sue Lee video interview with David Perry, August 17, 2020. She talks about Jake and Kan's.

Here are the twelve paintings from the 2011 "Finding Jake Lee" catalog.


Lantern Making in San Francisco

Miners in Mother Lode Country

Shrimp Camp at China Camp

Shoemakers in Massachusetts
















Chinese Opera House in San Francisco
















Chinese New Year Celebration
















Pig Roasting in Nevada City
















Champion Firehose Team of Deadwood, South Dakota

Vineyard Workers in Sonoma County
















Cigar Makers in San Francisco
















Laborers Working on Central Pacific Railroad
















 Immigrants Disembarking Ship















A set of postcards was produced. Below are four of twelve numbered postcards. The number is in postage stamp box.

#3 Lantern Making, San Francisco
















#4 Laborers Working on Central Pacific Railroad
















 #9 Chinese Opera House, San Francisco

#11 Chinese New Year Celebration, San Francisco
















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Jake Lee Watercolor
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(Next post on Friday: Mabel Ping-hua Lee)

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