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the first female Chinese immigrant to the United States. In 1834, Moy was brought from her hometown of Guangzhou to New York City by traders Nathaniel and Frederick Carne, and exhibited as "The Chinese Lady". Announcements of her exhibitions advertised her clothing, her language, and her four-inch "little feet", a result of foot binding. Moy was the first Chinese woman to achieve fame throughout the U.S. She toured the United States, was given press coverage, and met U.S. President Andrew Jackson. In 1835, the New York firm Risso and Browne even published a lithograph of Afong Moy, titled “The Chinese Lady".
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Afong Moy1819 ca1834
 
1850unknown

Johannes Rienksz Jelgerhuis17701785
 
18361836
 a 19th-century painter and actor from the Northern Netherlands. He was also known for interiors a...
Thomas Moore1779, May 281795
 
18461852, Feb 25
 an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Min...
Master Juba1825 ca1840
 
 
18491852 ca
 an African-American dancer active in the 1840s. He was one of the first black performers in the U...
Country McCleesterunknown1841
 
1850unknown
 an American bare-knuckle boxer and sportsman involved in the early history of pugilism and prize ...
John Diamond18231840
 
18551857, Oct 20
 an Irish-American dancer and blackface minstrel performer. Diamond entered show business at age 1...
Jules Perrot1810, Aug 181830
 
18581892, Aug 29
 a dancer and choreographer who later became Balletmaster of the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg...
Stephen C. Massettunknown1840
 
1869unknown
 San Francisco's first entertainer, Stephen C. Massett, was the true Bohemian type. He was an arti...
Dion Boucicault1820/22, Dec 261834
 
18851890, Sep 18
 an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. His first play, A Legend of the Devil'...
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