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Chinese in Maine

Chinese men in costume, Augusta, ca. 1890

Chinese men in costume, Augusta, ca. 1890

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Hop Ling is at left with an unidentified man.

By 1890, Chinese men lived throughout Maine, but new immigrants could no longer come to the U.S. from China.

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first American immigration prohibition against an entire country.