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Japanese-Americana]. [Peru]
Bodas de Oro Sociedad Yamagata 1917-1967 [cover title]
[Peru, 1967. 57 original photographs, varying from 2.25 x 3.5 to 8 x 10 inches, most medium or large format, plus two later reproductions. Quarto album, bound in calf-like leather (alpaca?), with custom embossed, pictorial front board. Some wear at corners and edges; light scuffing to boards. Photos mounted directly to album leaves, most accompanied by caption card with identifications in Spanish and Japanese; a few detached, but all but two present. Clean, crisp images. A fabulous album of photograph portraits of members of the Sociedad Yamagata, the society for Japanese immigrants to Peru from the Yamagata Prefecture, and their families, fabricated in honor of the "golden" fiftieth anniversary of the association's foundation in 1917. Peru was the first Latin America country to open diplomatic relations with Japan, doing so in 1873. Japanese immigration to Peru began in 1899; the first men from Yamagata, in northern Honshu, arrived in 1909. The first immigrants were generally agricultural and manual laborers, but quickly established themselves as business owners in the following years. The images present in this this album are primarily portraits of society members and their families, most accompanied by an identification card printed in Japanese and Spanish that provides information such as birthdays, addresses, and family relationships. Additional images include large group photos of society members, and events such as a religious ceremony, an award presentation, a banquet, and a funeral. One group portrait shows Peruvian military representatives with owners and employee … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books LLC [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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