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In 1932, Henry Wong opened the Shanghai Printing Company on Oxford Street. Most of the print jobs were for Chinese restaurant menus and laundry tickets. (CHSNE collection)





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Bulletin Board of Oxford Street, 1941. Aside from an early attempt in the 1890s to publish a newspaper, the fastest and most effective way to spread the news was through the community bulletin board constructed on the wall of the building at the corner of Oxford and Beach Streets. It displayed announcements, job notices, news items, and cultural events for the early settlers and bachelors in Chinatown. The bulletin board, which was divided into sections for different organizations, served as the primary means of communication until the 1970s. (Courtesy of CHSNE collection)

A bulletin board on the corner of Beach Street and Oxford Street displayed announcements, job notices, news items, and cultural events for the early settlers and bachelors in Chinatown. (CHSNE collection)