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Cedula

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This is a neighborhood identity card (cedula) that belonged to a Chinese settler named Paulino. At the time that this ID was issued for him, Paulino was 32 years old, and in the process of completing his eight year labor contract as an indentured servant.

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Date Created
1865

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Contract

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This is a second labor contract that was shared between Paulino, a Chinese settler, and Martin de Cardenas y Layas. In this contract, Paulino renewed a previous labor contract with Martin for six months. No date was included in the contract.

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Date Created
1860

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Elvira drag impersonator

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Bars, 1990 April 16
Drag performer dressed as Elvira and balloon chest padding; wearing a long black gown, dramatic makeup, and a bouffanted-black wig

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1990-04-16 (approximate)

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Four people in drag on stage in pink outfits

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Bars, 1990 April 16
Four drag performers on stage; three are collectively wearing one pink tube dress and the fourth performer is wearing their own pink tube dress with chest padding

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1990-04-16 (approximate)

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Death Certificate

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Death certificate for Paulino, a Chinese immigrant. He died at the Royal Hospital in San Felipe y Santiago.

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1871-04-11