Vol 64, No 7 (2003)


Cover Page
The cover illustration is a watercolor and gouache painting of a street corner in San Francisco's China Town, circa 1890. The painting by American artist Robert Blum is part of the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material held in the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkeley. A busy street corner lined with three-story buildings with elaborately carved cornices and balconies and facades decorated with paper lanterns and flowers is depicted. The figures in the painting wear traditional dress. The image is accessible, along with ochers, as pare of the Library of Congress's "Chinese in Cali­fornia, 1850-1925" Web site (http://memocy.loc.gor/ ammem/award 99/cubhtml/cichome.html). For more information on the Bancroft Library and its digital resources, see "Archives and special collec­tions: 24/7" on page 440 of this issue.