Dupont Street, Chinese quarters print

Accession 1998.243

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Dupont Street, Chinese quarters print
Dates: circa 1890
Accession Number: 1998.243
Creator: Unknown.
Extent: 1 image
Physical Description: 1 print : b&w; 3.5 x 4.5 in.
Location: GL Box 1.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: DuPont Street was one of the oldest streets in San Francisco's Chinatown district, it was named in honor of Commodore Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) of the United States Navy. Dupont Street was changed to Grant Avenue in 1886. This print is a view of Dupont Street, in the Chinatown area of San Francisco, with an insert image of a "Chinese Vegetable Pedler."
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Dupont Street was one of the oldest streets in San Francisco's Chinatown district, it was named in honor of Commodore Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) of the United States Navy. Samuel Francis du Pont was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife Gabrielle Josephine de la Fite de Pelleport (1739-1817). Samuel Francis du Pont joined the United States Navy at a young age and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. In 1846, during the Mexican-American War, he played a pivotal role in the capture of San Diego. He was relieved of his command after a failed attack on Charleston, South Carolina in 1863. Dupont Street was changed to Grant Avenue in 1886.

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Scope and Content

This is a view of the Chinatown area of San Francisco with an insert image of a "Chinese Vegetable Pedler." It is possibly a page or insert from a small souvenir view book. The back of the print contains a "description of scene" and an advertisement for a free book from a patent medicine company.

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Access Points

Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
Chinese--United States.
Dupont Street (San Francisco, Calif.)
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