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Family Portrait – Eng Moon’s family

Portrait of Eng Moon's family
Portrait of Eng Moon’s family ca. 1914, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Eng Sing file, Box 225, Case4280/10-15.

Eng Sing (on the right) was about three years old when this photograph was taken ca. 1912 with his mother and brother. Eng Sing, age 13, arrived in Seattle on 26 November 1925 on the SS President Jefferson. His father, a merchant, was unable to prove his relationship to his alleged son so Eng Sing was deported on 4 February 1926.

[Fake backgrounds were popular in portraits at this time but this is the first time I have seen a fake dog in a photograph.]
[Note traditional haircuts on the boys.]