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Snapshot albums of Japanese Americans in the 442nd Infantry during World War II [graphic].
BANC PIC 2011.055--ffALB vol. 1; BANC PIC 2011.055--ALB vol. 2; BANC PIC 2011.055--ALB vol. 3; BANC PIC 2011.055--ALB vol. 4; ...
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Snapshot albums of Japanese Americans in the 442nd Infantry during World War II


Kanada, Tots., creator


Kanada, Aki.


Snapshot photograph albums chiefly depicting Japanese-American soldiers of the 442nd Infantry's 100th Battalion during World War II. Photographs document the soldiers' leisure-time activities in various European cities (Milan, Rome, Capri, Pisa, Florence, Paris, Zurich, Schwabach) as well as New York, Hawaii and several California locations. Snapshots also depict the soldiers' European girlfriends and other acquaintances, U.S.O. showgirls, a U.S. cemetery in Florence, as well as commercial photographs of Italian female celebrities. Colonel Virgil R. Miller, the regimental commander of the 442nd Infantry, is depicted in at least one snapshot. Albums also include portraits and additional snapshots of numerous Japanese-American friends and relatives in the United States, chiefly from California. A few photographs were taken at the Gila Relocation Camp in Arizona and possibly other relocation centers. Also includes a panoramic group portrait of Japanese-American soldiers at Camp Blanding, Fla. Tots Kanada and Aki Kanada are depicted in snapshots throughout the albums.


ca. 1935-ca. 1950 (issued)


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Kanada, Tots -- Pictorial works
Kanada, Aki -- Pictorial works
United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Battalion, 100th -- Pictorial works
United States. -- Army. -- Regimental Combat Team, 442nd -- Pictorial works
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans -- Photographs
Japanese American soldiers -- Photographs
Soldiers -- Recreation -- United States -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- California -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Photographs


Collected and compiled by Tots Kanada of Concord, Calif. (vols. 1-2) and Aki Kanada of Stockton, Calif. (vols. 3-5). Numerous photographers.
Panoramic photograph taken by White's Studio, Camp Blanding, Fla.
Vol. 1 inscription inside front cover: S/Sgt. Tots. Kanada, 39865339, Co. F 442nd Inf., Co. C 100th Bn., Hq's Btry. 38th F.A.Bn, 2nd Div.
Vol. 2 inscription inside front cover: S/Sgt. Tots. Kanada, 39865339, 442nd Inf., Co. F, 100th Bn, Co. C.
Vols. 1-3: snapshots are well-captioned throughout.
Vol. 1 includes two military patches affixed to back fly leaf. Vol. 2 includes three military patches affixed to inside back cover.
Title and date devised by cataloger.
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio; 2011.


Photograph albums.
Panoramic photographs.

Physical Description:

5 albums, 1 folder and 1 oversize folder (ca. 825 photographic prints) : b&w and color ; 23 x 30 cm or smaller.




BANC PIC 2011.055--ffALB vol. 1
BANC PIC 2011.055--ALB vol. 2
BANC PIC 2011.055--ALB vol. 3
BANC PIC 2011.055--ALB vol. 4
BANC PIC 2011.055--ALB vol. 5
BANC PIC 2011.055--PIC
BANC PIC 2011.055--B
BANC PIC 2011.055


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