May Old Hollywood grace your home! Celebrate the iconic Anna May Wong, in your home with our exclusive ornament. Appearing in over sixty movies throughout her career, Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. She was also the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition. Her varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio.
"The harder the work the great the satisfaction in accomplishing it" - Anna May Wong
The figures in our History Makers line of ornaments are a holiday who’s who of the American experience. Trim your tree with historical personalities. These ornaments depict key persons in America’s journey from colony to modern nation. This ornament is handmade exclusively for the New-York Historical Society by the disadvantaged rural women of Thailand aided through Christian Charities and organized by British company, Saint Nicholas Heritage Designs.
- Measures 6.5"
- made from hand-sewn fabric with gold piping and hangs from a gold cord
From February 11, 2022, Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass' America shines a light on the late 1860s—at a moment of great hope for the promise of equality under the law. The famed orator and once-enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass took his “Our Composite Nation” speech on the road to argue for a plural American democracy, especially calling out the need to include Chinese American immigrants. The mission of this new nation, he declared, was to provide the world “a composite, perfect illustration of the unity of the human family.” For what was the U.S., he said, but “the most conspicuous example of composite nationality in the world?” This special installation features artifacts, images, and a theatrical design that bring Douglass’ compelling speech to life and explores his vision of freedom, citizenship, and equal rights that remains urgently relevant today, as a hopeful plea for America to live up to its founding ideals.