Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Toy Len Goon, widow of Dogan Goon, stood at her hand-operated presser in her laundry at 615 Forest Avenue, Portland, after she was named Maine Mother of the Year in April 1952. Her daughter, Doris, was in the background. Mrs. Goon was 57 when she won the honor.
Her husband died in 1940 and she raised five sons and three daughters, the eldest of whom was 17, by herself. She was later named American Mother of the Year.
She was born August 14, 1891 in China and died May 27, 1993.
About This Item
- Title: Toy Len Goon, Portland, 1952
- Creation Date: 1952
- Subject Date: 1952
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photoprint
- Dimensions: 21 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 2080, Box 4
- Collection: Chinese-American collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Chinese Americans--Maine--Portland
- Chinese--United States
- Immigrants--United States--Maine
- Laundries--Maine--Portland--Equipment and supplies
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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