I have just attended a talk at the California Historical Society by Dr. Claudine Chalmers, who is a native of France and was captivated by the tales of Frenchmen in early California and eventually discovered this great French artist with Hungarian descent, Paul Frenzeny. Frenzeny loved different cultures including the Mexicans, Indians and the Chinese. Having spent some time in San Francsico, the artist drew 17 illustrations of the Chinese quarter in San Francisco for the famous weekly newspaper Harper’s Weekly. Images of the Chinese were essentially those told by Harper’s Weekly whose audiences were mainly the White Americans in the East Coast. These images were just so detailed and realistic, and some actually delightful, that despite all the negativity for the Chinese eventually leading to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act which put a 10-year moratorium on Chinese immigration, the artist was able to show a fuller picture of the Chinese life during a very historic moment.