Jackson St. Residents- Brother & Sister, 600 Block Jackson C: 1938
A small bribe
Jackson St- Great China Theater Go-ers
Grandmother and 2 kids in tow
High schoolers Collecting Donations for China Relief
Jackson St looking West towards Grant Ave
Chinese Ladies Who Lunch - Theater Go-ers
The event is a Taiwanese nationalist Speaker at Great China
School Girls in uniform headed home after school in background
Ladies who Lunch -Leaving Jackson St Chow Mein
View East down Jackson St , great Gentlemen hangin' around
The African American man is interesting and is a backstory untold
The group has been identified as Mrs. Daisy Lee and friends
Old Man on Grant
This shot was taken on the sly, not wanting to either upset or offend the man. We included this image here ,as some of the street photos seemed to have this covert nature, but not many.
Nuns Attend Protest
This is a Japanese Goods protest in 1938 , when Japan was at war with China in Manchuria
Happy Nuns Protest
The Flyer is requesting the Boycott of Japanese Goods, funding a war against China.
Laundry Lady Mona Lisa
A self assured Chinatown worker on Jackson @ Grant , arms full.
Grandmother and Son-Cub Scout
This is another photo on the sly, done to avoid offending the woman
Great Grant Ave background
Two Shine Boys - At Work
Tools of the trade litter the sidewalk, while servicing this Gentleman
This is Grant Ave., North of California St
Three Merchant Kids
Believed to be the children of the Newsdealer on Grant Ave and neighbor kids, these are reoccurring models for over 10 years
Born in 1930-32 they are Grandmothers today
3 Merchant Kids -At Play
Playing Rock-paper-Scissors behind the store
3 Merchant Kids- Reading the News
This is a staged photo, based on reading materials chosen, which discuss the war in China, dated March 1938
Newsdealers Son - Tin Foil Baseball
Incredible political reading on the background wall , including the same March 1938 Chinatown Monthly
Very Handsome Man - Chopping meat
For 1938 this man is unusually fit, working a very physical job on public display . Background lettering seems to say "Goong Chew".
Organ Grinder, Monkey and Litttle Girl - 1938
Taken on Nob Hill, on maybe Clay or Sacramento sts -
To Be Determined by background structures eventually
Very handsome Man - Boxing the meat and taking note
Closing Up Shop on Grant Ave
Cool older Grant Ave storefronts had excellent design for display but not security, so these storefronts are barricading and shuttering at night
Artist Friend on ferry Ride to Sausalito
A recurring person in the series, this is the photographers artistic companion, (perhaps Girlfriend) with whom we see many trips and locations together , drawing sketches on her part and taking photos by him
Artistic Friend is TWINS !!
What a great surprise to find our photographers friend has a twin. This looks like the Alta st apartment in background , where Cathcart lived
Playing Checkers- A spot in the sun.
Note the glass light basement sidewalk lights, very cool.
A popular subject for the photographer
Artist Companion -Drinks an a smoke in the Civic center
TBA location in the civic center area
Drinks for two
Portrait of Cathcarts dad
Sword Play in GG Park , by the DeYoung
Hotel Manx !
Driver on a bus trip to Stockton and Sacramento
Can you talk?
Artist Companion on California St talking to the Monkey
owned by a traditional organ grinder.