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Barnstormers Mini Print:
Hong Wah Kues

25.00
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Barnstormers Mini Print:
Hong Wah Kues

25.00

A Chinese American team from San Francisco, the Hong Wah Kues burst onto the barnstorming circuit in 1939, only to disband two years later due to the start of World War II. Managed for a time by Harlem Globetrotters impresario Abe Saperstein, the team was required to speak Cantonese on the court (although they could speak fluent English) and played at least one game every night, often in Podunk towns such as Grangeville, Idaho, where their match was promoted with flyers announcing, “WAR! Grangeville to be attacked! These are the Chinese invaders!” With no player standing over six feet, the Kues played an up-tempo game marked by crisp passing. 

Originally published in FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History. Paper size: 13" x 10" Archival UltraChrome print on fine art paper. Open edition, signed by the artist. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.

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A Chinese American team from San Francisco, the Hong Wah Kues burst onto the barnstorming circuit in 1939, only to disband two years later due to the start of World War II. Managed for a time by Harlem Globetrotters impresario Abe Saperstein, the team was required to speak Cantonese on the court (although they could speak fluent English) and played at least one game every night, often in Podunk towns such as Grangeville, Idaho, where their match was promoted with flyers announcing, “WAR! Grangeville to be attacked! These are the Chinese invaders!” With no player standing over six feet, the Kues played an up-tempo game marked by crisp passing. 

Originally published in FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History. Paper size: 13" x 10" Archival UltraChrome print on fine art paper. Open edition, signed by the artist. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.

Other prints from this series are listed below:

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