A Chinese immigrant in in San Francisco Chinatown at 1911
Xingzhonghui established by Sun Yat-sen in Honolulu at 1894
When Chinese immigrants came to America, most of them still kept their own culture and wore as them in china with a queue to show their loyalty to the Manchu Qing emperor. However, the first Chinese revolutionary group, XinZhongHui was founded in Honolulu at 1894. One year later, This anti-Manchu fraternity start to rebel in canton. Unfortunately, this rebel was failed.
The difference between these two pictures is that one picture displays Ellis Island which was where all foreigner’s entering through the East Coast had to pass through. It was rough as people had to stay there for days, weeks, and sometimes even months to get cleared to pass. The other picture is different as it shows chinese fisherman working in the West Coast. In the early 1900’s the Fishermen in the U.S. where from China, as they brought talent and were known for being great at what they did.