Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart’s 1947 Illustrated map of San Francisco’s Chinatown | Mechanics' Institute

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Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart’s 1947 Illustrated map of San Francisco’s Chinatown
with Jim Schein

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Join us for an illustrated presentation and discussion by map expert Jim Schein about his new book Gold Mountain, Big City. This lushly designed book serves as a time capsule of San Francisco’s Chinatown, illustrating the stories of the neighborhood’s unique businesses, culture, and people encountered by map artist Ken Cathcart between 1939 and 1955. The book contains Cathcart’s map and is supplemented by never before seen black and white photographs and meticulous research by Jim Schein. Books with a fold out map included will sell for $40 each.

Jim Schein is a former logistics expert, technician and stage manager for rock bands such as Miles and Metallica. He and his business partner and wife Marti Schein have operated Schein & Schein Antique Map and Prints since 2003 in North Beach. With an emphasis on maps of all kinds, ages and locations, their extensive inventory spans 400 years. It is open for browsing a couple days a week and by appointment. Go to scheinandschein.com for current hours, to review or request inventory, schedule a meeting, or contact them.

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4th Floor Meeting Room
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