Sam Song Bo, Ministry Student, McMinnville College - 1877


Sam Song Bo, Ministry Student, McMinnville College - Davidson

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Sam Song Bo, who was Chinese, was sponsored by the Baptist Home Mission in Portland to attend McMinnville College to study for the ministry. In 1877, more than a thousand Chinese immigrants and their children lived in Portland.

Most had come to the Northwest with the goal of earning money and then returning home, though few were ever able to make the return trip. Sam Song Bo likely attended the Portland Chinese Mission School, which operated in Portland from 1875 to about 1886.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0581
Photographer Isaac G. Davidson
103 McMinnville, Portland, Multnomah County, Yamhill County
Subject Portraits
Decade 1870s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type CDV
Size of Original 2.2 x 2.8 inches
Photographer's Number No