In this photo, sales clerks from Lace House Dry Goods Co. pose in front of their store in 1909. As a merchant, the owner, Lew Wa Ho, was allowed to legally enter the United States under the Chinese Exclusion Act, which restricted most Chinese immigration.
Our "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibition (in partnership with the US National Archives), explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce & work environments over the past 150 years. See it at Mighty Tieton through June 27! #TheWayWeWorked
Photos: Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives