Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell Archives Reveal Rare Photo of First Chinese American

Posted by admin on May 3, 2013

A black braid hangs thick over his shoulder, trailing down his traditional Chinese garb and past his slippered feet to the floor. The brim of his hat reaches toward the ceiling. His gaze trails just to the right of the camera.

No photographs of Wong Chin Foo — the man who, records indicate, was Bucknell University’s first Chinese and second international student — were thought to exist until this one was located last year in the University Archives by Curator of Special Collections/University Archives Isabella O’Neill.

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