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[Portraits by Japanese American photographers in Los Angeles].
BANC PIC 2017.047--PIC; BANC PIC 2017.047--AX; BANC PIC 2017.047--B; BANC PIC 2017.047
Collection Overview

Title:

[Portraits by Japanese American photographers in Los Angeles]

Creator/Contributor:

Miyatake, Tōyō, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Hongo, I., photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Shimazaki, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Kurui, T., photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Nakako Studio (Los Angeles), photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Imada Studio (Los Angeles), photographer.

Abstract:

Professional portraits, including an album of photographs of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. I. Hongo by Tōyō Miyatake (PIC folder); portraits of wedding groups by Miyatake and Nakako Studio (B folders); and portraits of a bride by Nakako, a wedding group by Miyatake, two funerals and an unidentified group of women by Imada Studio, a large group by Shimazaki, a family by Izuo, a large group by Kurui, a farmer in a lettuce field by Hongo, and a boy on a tractor by an unidentified photographer, perhaps Hongo (AX folders).

Date:

1925 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Japanese Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs
Weddings -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs
Japanese American photographers

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Identified photographers include Tōyō Miyatake (Los Angeles), Nakako Studio (Los Angeles), Imada Studio (Los Angeles), Shimazaki (Gardena?), T. Kurui and I. Hongo (Los Angeles).
Portraits by Japanese American photographers in Los Angeles, BANC PIC 2017.047, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Dawson's Book Shop ; 2017.
Tōyō Miyatake was born in Japan in 1895; came to Los Angeles in 1909; studied with Harry K. Shigeta and Edward Weston; established a successful photography business in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo district; during World War II internment of Japanese Americans, documented daily life at the Manzanar concentration camp and other relocation areas; continued professional career after the war until retirement in 1960; died 1979. The Little Tokyo street Toyo Miyatake Way was named after him.

Type:

graphic
Portraits.

Physical Description:

photoprint
29 photographs in 1 folder and 13 oversize folders : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; sheets 29 x 36 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2017.047--PIC
BANC PIC 2017.047--AX
BANC PIC 2017.047--B
BANC PIC 2017.047

Origin:

California