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A guide to the George Shima photograph and media collection, 1912-1926
P87-031 (SAFR 23366)  
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Shared photograph collections box

Item No. 1.  George Shima (built 1912; tugboat) alongside Kongo (barge) at an unidentified pier, possibly in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1912-1926

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

KONGO is loaded with numerous sacks, possibly filled with potatoes. GEORGE SHIMA partially in view, with only the top of the wheelhouse and the stern in view. An unidentified motor vessel is also in the foreground.
Shared videocassette collections box

Item No. 2.  George Shima farm and home documentary film, circa 1914

Extent: 1 videocassette.
Physical Description: 1/2 in. VHS videocassette

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 14 minutes of black-and-white footage showing laborers harvesting potatoes, operating mowing machines, and baling hay on George Shima's farm in the Delta region of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in California. Near the 5 minute mark, there is approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds of footage showing the laborers loading sacks of potatoes onto a barge followed by scenes of a launch towing the barge. Also contains footage of George Shima's three children, Taye, Togo, and Rindge, at their home in Berkeley, California. The video ends with brief footage of George Shima. Title cards are in Japanese. An English narrator translates the titles.