Here are a few pictures of some of the places I visited while attending Miss Whitaker's Academy for Young Ladies in San Francisco. I didn't visit these places because I wanted to, by the way. My friend Jenny and I sort of ended up in Chinatown while we were trying to help Lin Mei escape from her cruel slave master. (See Andrea Carter and the San Francisco Smugglers).
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A little mui tsai with a baby on her back. She has to work hard from dawn to dusk.
A busy sidewalk in Chinatown.
A narrow alley much like the one Jenny, I, and the little slave girls got trapped in!
There are many, many openings that lead under Chinatown--dark, dangerous places.
A street vendor "writing" for a child.
And lastly, "Nob Hill," the site of Miss Whitaker's Academy for Young Ladies--up where the rich folks live.
I hope you take time and visit all these places and "see" what I saw in 1881.