A portrait of George Lee, a local photographer. George Lee's family moved to Santa Cruz when he was 3 years old. They lived in Birkenseer's Chinatown, the fourth of Santa Cruz's Chinatowns. While living in Chinatown, Lee took several famous portraits of the elderly men who lived there. He was a photographer for the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and covered the Miss California Pageants and other large events for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He worked at Eddy Webber's photography store for 40 years, as well as teaching photography at Cabrillo College, Harbor High and Santa Cruz Adult School. He died in July of 1998, aged 75.
Date: Prior to 1998
Place: Santa Cruz City (?)
Sources of Information: Written on back of photo; Geoffrey Dunn, Metro 10/18-25/00, pp.5-7, 9-10; Sentinel 7/23/98, p.A-8
Original Size: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"
This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.