Sheila Michaels and Family at Dinner


Sheila Michaels and Family at Dinner


Families, Ethnic Restaurants, Nineteen forties


Black and white photograph of Sheila Michaels, her mother and stepfather, and one unknown gentlemen dining in a Chinese restaurant circa 1940s.


Sheila Michaels Collection, M373, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries


Circa 1940s


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Sheila Michaels circa 1945 sits at a booth table in a  Chinese restaurant with her parents and another man.  There is a partial view of a Chinese tapestry on the wall behind them that depicts  an elderly Chinese man wearing an ornate kimono.  There are china dishes with an Asian pattern and a teapot and condiments on their tables.  The man closest to the wall is wearing a suit and smoking a cigarette.  Sheila's mother sits across from him and is wearing a dress and a printed headscarf.  She is smiling.  Sheila sits next to her and is wearing a plaid jumper with a white blouse with baby doll sleeves and a Peter Pan collar.   She looks timidly at the camera.  Her father sitting across from her is wearing a suit and smiling at the camera.


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