Making War Against Chinese Laundries 1885

chinee laundryman never sleeps


The above sketch depicts the dismal working space within the typical Chinese laundry. It makes one wonder how the Chinese laundries became such a threat to American workers that they wanted laws to restrict the growth of Chinese laundries as illustrated below in 1885.

makewar on laundrie


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  1. Reblogged this on A Mental Picture of Leland Wong and commented:
    Should have a drawing of me working into night too!

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