So this is the New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year! The past two years haven’t been ideal and I’m hoping that the year of the Rabbit will bring some luck and prosperity my way.  On another note, these days I couldn’t be more proud to be of Asian descent and I’m fascinated by these photos of my fellow people exploring and creating a brave new world.

Above: New York’s Pell Street in 1899.

Middle: A boy in the Manila during a New Year celebration.

Below: San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1900 and a New Year’s Celebration in New York’s Chinatown, 1909

Photos courtesy of Life

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