Portrait of Wong Mon Tong

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Date
1910 ca.
Credit Line
Courtesy of the Museum of Chinese in America
Copyright Owner
© Museum of Chinese in America
Keywords
Asia; Hand calculation; Mechanical calculation; Suan pan; Abacus
Object ID
500004230

Wong founded Boston’s first Chinese restaurant, Hong Far Low, in 1879. The staff there relied on abacuses for decades.