A Visit to City Lore’s Archives

Seth Orren Schonberg


Schonberg, Seth Orren. “A Visit to City Lore’s Archives.” New York Folklore, vol. 48: 1-4, 2022, pp. 35-37.


In September 2022, City Lore, located in Lower Manhattan, had a visitor who told us that she believed we might have a photograph of her mother in our archives. The image that she was looking for showed her mother working at their family-owned vegetable stall in New York City’s Chinatown, shortly after her parent’s immigration from Hong Kong in the 1970s. Fortunately, she knew who had taken it.