Dai Song Chang was born in Hawaii on Feb. 28, 1891. Chang had an art store and framing shop in Honolulu before moving to California. He was educated at UC Berkeley. He and his wife, Sue, came to San Francisco in the mid-1920s and established the "Ho Ho" tea room at 315 Sutter Street. The shop was a local hangout for such artists as Stackpole and Dixon. Chang studied architecture at UC and during the 1930s began producing greeting cards with illustrations of local landmarks. He died in Monterey, CA on Oct. 6, 1974.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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