GUARDIAN LION STATUE IN SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN - 1 A carved lion statue guards an entrance to a building in San Francisco's Chinatown. This statue is a male lion as these always have a ball or orb under one paw while female lions are depicted with a cub under the paw. In Chinese tradition there are always a male and female lion - the male guards the the structure and the female is for the protection of those within.
Date: December 1, 1981 - COLOR Source: Video: 1" Length: 00:00:14:00, No Audio
GUARDIAN LION STATUE IN SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN CU of the carved head of a chinese lion statue. Stone lions such as this one were considered powerful mythic protectors in China and were originally placed in front of imperial palances, tombs and government offices. Today these are still common decorative and symbolic statues placed in front of entrances to Chinese buildings and businesses.
Date: December 1, 1981 - COLOR Source: Video: 1" Length: 00:00:15:00, No Audio
THE GATES TO CHINATOWN IN SAN FRANCISCO The gates to the entrance of San Francisco's China Town lead into the oldest Chinatown in America and one of the largest. Established in the 1850s, it has been featured in popular culture such as in films, music, photography, and literature.
Date: December 1, 1981 - COLOR Source: Video: 1" Length: 00:00:24:00, No Audio
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