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Join us for a virtual and vividly illustrated presentation of Jim Schein's new book about Ken Cathcart's 1947 illustrated map of San Francisco's Chinatown. The map in book form provides viewers with a unique opportunity to experience the history of Chinatown through a new, immersive lens. Each quadrant of Cathcart's map - which doubles as a guide for explorers of the book - is supplemented by never-before-seen black-and-white photographs and meticulous research. Gold Mountain, Big City drops the reader into a world of curious characters, revealing a glimpse of the immigration story so universal to America in both its celebratory aspects and its darkness. Celebrated as a visually noteworthy new book for 2020 by the New York Times, Gold Mountain, Big City comes with an folding edition of the map in a rear pocket.
Jim Schein lives in San Francisco and is the owner and operator of Schein & Schein Old Maps Store along with his wife, Marti Schein.
Books available through Alexander Book Company.
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