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Portland City Directory advertisement, 1871

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Portland City Directory advertisement, 1871 / Maine Historical Society

What little we know about early Chinese immigrants to Maine comes from sources such as this ad in a Portland City Directory for the "New Chinaman's Tea Store."

Ah Foo Fong, who came to Portland in 1860 to work for George C. Shaw in his store on Middle Street, owned the tea shop at 333 Congress Street.

 

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