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Chinese Cigar Factories in San Francisco, 1897 A National Cigar History Museum Feature © Tony Hyman Included courtesy of Jerry Petrone, who found and sent me the original article by Lucy Byrd which...

before the garment sweatshops, there were cigar sweatshops

Via John Jung
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  The unsanitary work habits and environments of Chinese in cigar factories was emphasized in the campaign to drive Chinese from cigar making. A report is presented that was based on visits to several San Francisco cigar factories. It revealed that the majority of cigar factories employed Chinese workers, some depicted as opium smokers, using moulds to make inferior cigars to those rolled by hand.

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John Jung's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:34 PM

  The unsanitary work habits and environments of Chinese in cigar factories was emphasized in the campaign to drive Chinese from cigar making. A report is presented that was based on visits to several San Francisco cigar factories. It revealed that the majority of cigar factories employed Chinese workers, some depicted as opium smokers, using moulds to make inferior cigars to those rolled by hand.

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Chinese art market cools as big buyers fail to pay up - The Australian Financial Review

Chinese art market cools as big buyers fail to pay up - The Australian Financial Review | Asian American Art | Scoop.it
The global Chinese art market continues to cool, according to the latest market report, and it seems Chinese auction houses are also struggling to get buyers of expensive works to pay their bills.

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