San Francisco's Three Graces

San Francisco's Three Graces

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Creator:

George Frederick Keller
 

Publication:

The Wasp, Vol. 8, No. 304 
 

Publication Date:

May 26, 1882
 

Description:

Because of its geographic position and the economic opportunities California offered, San Francisco received a high number of Chinese Immigrants until the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 outlawed most Chinese immigration. Three specters arise above the city of San Francisco: Malarium, Small Pox, and Leprosy, represented as the Three Graces from Greek mythology. Many native-born Americans blamed the prevalence of these diseases on the immigrants (primarily Chinese) themselves because of their cramped and unsanitary living conditions.
 

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