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Chinese New Year Greetings

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New Years Greeting, Chinatown 1912
New Years Greeting, Chinatown 1912. Photograph published by Bain News Service, 1912.

The following is a guest post by Brett Carnell, Acting Head, Technical Services Section, Prints & Photographs Division.

Here’s wishing you a happy Chinese New Year. We usher in the Year of the Dragon with a photo from 100 years ago showing two men toasting the new year in New York’s Chinatown. Running for fifteen days, the Chinese New Year celebration concludes with the Lantern Festival on February 6.

Learn more:

See a variety of photographs capturing
Chinatown in various cities in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

Learn about the
Chinese experience in America
in a unit on immigration provided by the Library of Congress Teacher Resources.

Comments (2)

  1. Happy New Year to the Dragons….

  2. In the spirit of the new year, top it up with the Chinese (Mandarin) expression for happy new year: “Gong Xi Fa Cai”

    Cheers, Nich

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