Chinatown in the Summer of Love in San Francisco
Whimsical tourist promotional map of Chinatown in San Francisco, during the Summer of Love. Densely populated with people and tourists, the map was drawn by Bob Chan and printed by Jin-A-Graphics in San Jose, California for Card Fair Designs of San Francisco.
The map is oriented with East at the top of the map and is centered on Grant Avenue and Washington Street, extending from Powell Street (unlabeled) to Kearny Street, and from California Street to Pacific Avenue. Cartoonish illustrations of prominent local business and historic buildings are noted throughout. A large Chinese dragon covers most of the bottom of the map.
The map was drawn by Bob Chan, a San Francisco Chinese-America illustrator working for the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. It was published by Jin-a-Graphics of San Jose.
Dating the map
The map is undated, but Drag'on A' Go Go on Wentworth Street dates the map between 1965 and 1967. and Jin-A-Graphics first began doing business in 1967.
There are no examples noted on the OCLC or otherwise recorded in institutional collections.
At the time of purchase, we were informed that one other example was known to exist in a private collection.