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San Francisco Chinatown circa 1900 A family servant walks an elaborately dressed young boy along a street in San Francisco's Chinatown -- possibly a holiday trip to visit relatives. Photograph by Arnold Genthe.
Influenza Epidemic of 1918: During 1918's final four months an extraordinarily virulent influenza strain blazed across the Globe, killing as many as a hundred million people, six-percent of the World's population. PHOTO: Naval Training Station, San Francisco, California. Crowded sleeping area extemporized on the Drill Hall floor of the Main Barracks with sneeze screens erected as a precaution against the spread of influenza.
Crowds crane to see an 100-foot dragon parade down the street. Image by Franc Shor/National Geographic/Getty Images. 31 Beautiful Photos Of Life In San Francisco's Chinatown In The '50s.