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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: January 30, 2012
Caption: Nihonmachi Marker - Pioneers (Panel 1)
Additional Description: [Photo captions, clockwise from the top left:]
New arrivals Mrs. Kinura (l) and Nonoshi Miwa (r) pictured here in c.1907. Issei women worked in the valley’s fields and canneries, contributing significantly to the family’s income. (Photo courtesy of Joe Y. Akahoshi)
Issei pioneer Yuwakichi Sakauye, picking pears. Mr. Sakauye and many other Nikkei farmer’s developed new varieties of fruit, vegetables, and flowers. (Photo courtesy of Eiichi Sakauye)
Riichi Nishimura at the corner of Sixth 7 Jackson Sts. in 1910 delivering his produce to market. ( Photo courtesy of Hideko Morishita)
Yamato Bathhouse on Sixth St., pictured here on New Year’s Day 1911, was typical of the period, serving the needs of transient men. (Photo courtesy of Kenemoto Collection and California History Center Archives).
Submitted: February 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p192290
File Size: 2.707 Megabytes
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