This is a story of family and community. An almost forgotten legacy is rescued by a penniless art student: a treasure trove of San Francisco Chinatown history dating back to 1920 - hundreds of professionally and artistically taken photographs - trashed in a dumpster. These images provide a rare and intimate glimpse of an immigrant community becoming American as seen through the lens of Chinatown’s The May’s Studio Photography. Dreams of an immigrant population are vividly depicted in these sumptuous photographs, conjuring a fantasy that sharply contrasted with the harsh realities of life in a racially restricted Chinatown. The May's Studio spliced together photographs taken in America with the husband laborer and the wife and children taken in China, to create the lasting image of a family unified, in spite of the restrictive Chinese Exclusion Act.