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[Photograph album of family and friends of Tsukane Hisatomi in Japanese internment camps]

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[Photograph album of family and friends of Tsukane Hisatomi in Japanese internment camps]
Title
[Photograph album of family and friends of Tsukane Hisatomi in Japanese internment camps]
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of two photograph albums from the estate of Tsukane (Kane) Hisatomi, featuring him, his younger brother Kune Hisatomi, and members of the Hisatomi family during World War II as they were sent to internment camps in Arizona, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Biographical or historical data
Tsukane (Kane) Hisatomi was born to Japanese immigrant parents Ichitaro and Nase Hisatomi in Manteca, California in 1917; the family also included Kane's younger brother Kune, and his sister Corkie. The family moved to Brentwood in northern California (Contra Costa County), where they leased land and made a living farming produce. At the outbreak of World War II, after President Roosevelt signed the order to intern U.S. citizens of Japanese heritage, the family was forced to leave their home and pack up whatever they could carry in two suitcases each. While interned, Kane and Kune decided to enlist in the U.S. Army as a way of proclaiming their allegiance to the United States, and they fought in Italy and France as part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in American history. After the war, Kane worked for Peterson Tractor & Equipment Company in San Leandro, and died in 1999 in Walnut Creek, California.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The album opens with a view of the Gila River War Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona, near Phoenix, where 29 of the 56 photographs in the album were taken, primarily portraits of members of the Hisatomi family. Twenty three of the remaining photographs were taken of the family members after they left the camps: Kane with wife and baby son at their home, several shots of the baby as an infant and as he grew to be a toddler, standing with his father in the family backyard. There is also a shot of Kane standing by his Peterson Tractor & Equipment Co. truck, additional photographs of the family as they grew older, and a photograph of the family's home. Four additional photos document a car racing track. The last photo in the album is a family portrait of Kane, his wife, son, and daughter
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of family and friends of Tsukane Hisatomi in Japanese internment camps]
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Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted with corner mounts on rectos and versos of 25 leaves of black paper; without captions
  • Bound in brown plastic covers, textured to resemble wood or cloth; covers secured with a brown cotton cord tied at left edges
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • For another photograph album of the Hisatomi family, see Photograph album of Japanese-American brothers serving in the 442nd Combat Team, with call number 094/ 392
  • After World War II, Kune Hisatomi worked as a landscaper and had his own business in Los Angeles. He left six videos containing an oral history of his family and the story of his military service, with brother Kane available at http://www.goforbroke.org/learn/archives/oral_histories_archives.php
Color
black and white
Dimensions
12 x 20 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (56 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2016.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952502446
  • ucoclc952502446
Label
[Photograph album of family and friends of Tsukane Hisatomi in Japanese internment camps]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted with corner mounts on rectos and versos of 25 leaves of black paper; without captions
  • Bound in brown plastic covers, textured to resemble wood or cloth; covers secured with a brown cotton cord tied at left edges
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • For another photograph album of the Hisatomi family, see Photograph album of Japanese-American brothers serving in the 442nd Combat Team, with call number 094/ 392
  • After World War II, Kune Hisatomi worked as a landscaper and had his own business in Los Angeles. He left six videos containing an oral history of his family and the story of his military service, with brother Kane available at http://www.goforbroke.org/learn/archives/oral_histories_archives.php
Color
black and white
Dimensions
12 x 20 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (56 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2016.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952502446
  • ucoclc952502446

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