Inside New York's oldest store in Chinatown – photo essay
Wing On Wo & Co was founded in 1890 by Walter Eng as a general store on Mott Street, in the heart of Manhattan’s budding Chinatown
In 1920, Walter Eng and other community members purchased the building at 26 Mott Street, Wing On Wo’s present location. After Eng’s death in 1964, his daughter, Nancy Seid, took over the store and began exclusively selling porcelain sourced through Hong Kong.Nancy Seid. Right: A photo in the shop of her husband, Shuck, right.Seid ran the store for years, juggling full-time work and raising a f...
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