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Gim Bing – Photo with Queue

Gim Bing 1908
“Gim Bing, Statement of Registered Chinese Laborer…Intention of Returning,” photo, 1908, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Gim Bing file, Seattle, Box 1091, Case 9347/9-3.

Photos of Gim Bing, 1908, side view showing queue.
On 3 October 1898, E. L. Brunton and George H. Barber swore in an affidavit that they were well acquainted with Gim Bing, a gardener for Mr. Hill in the city and county of Walla Walla, Washington. They both had known him for more than three years. Gim Bing was a creditor of Moy Loy to the extent of $1,374.48. He had a certificate of residence #46770, granted in Portland, Oregon in 1894.

In 1903 Gim Bing was 38 years old, a laborer, and had been in the United States for twenty years.

By 1927 Gim Bing had made five trips to China. His last return was in 1927.