california history of chinese women in 19th century : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

i am looking in particular for any information of chinese women that were brought to san fransisco as mail order brides. I believe this is what the historical name for them was, but I am not sure.

-- Melissa Dear (, October 27, 2000


hmm... not sure if they were called mail order brides back then. in hawaii, during that period these type of brides were reffered to as picture brides - because you picked them from a catalog of pictures. it was very very common in hawaii in the late 1800s, tho i've never actally heard of picture brides in SF - but it wouldn't suprise me. you might want to expand your search to include the term picture brides.

-- matt henkel (, April 22, 2003.

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