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Josias King standing in front of a bronze statue patterned after his likeness, 1903.
Town of Sorel, Lower Canada. Drawing by John Lambert. Image is from the New York Public Library Digital Collections.
Qeej (Hmong wind instrument) made by Shong Ger Thao of St. Paul, 1999.
Man’s Hmong New Year outfit worn by Doua Cheng, c.1999.
Hmong tb lub pov courtship ball used during a Hmong New Year celebration. Made by Mai Yia Thao of St. Paul on December 16, 1994.
Hmong paj ndaub, or story cloth, illustrating Hmong New Year activities. Made in Ban Vinai, Thailand, c.1989.
Hmong paj ndaub, or story cloth, illustrating Hmong New Year courtship rituals. Made in Ban Vinai, Thailand, c.1988.
Hmong paj ndaub, or story cloth, illustrating Hmong New Year activities. Made in at a refugee camp in Thailand, c.1980.
Hmong New Year postcard showing two young women in traditional Hmong dress, c.1980s.
Attendees at the 1981 Hmong New Year, held in St. Paul’s Highland Junior-Senior High School, participate in pov pob, a ball-toss courtship ritual. Photographed by Marlin Heise on December 19, 1981.
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