Post-World War II
Post-World War II
img Japanese mother and child wearing kimono (ddr-densho-259-483)
Portrait of an unidentified Japanese mother and child wearing kimono.
img Japanese woman wearing kimono (ddr-densho-259-487)
Portrait of an unidentified Japanese woman wearing kimono.
img Ainu chieftain transports a gift from his people to General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-187)
Caption: "An Ainu chieftain braves the horrible transportation system of 1947 to bring a gift from his / people to the victorious 'American Emperor' General MacArthur."
img Overhead view of Fukui, Japan (ddr-densho-299-44)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5331. 28 July 48 / Fukui, one month after earthquake: / One month after the disaster which / came to the southern Japanese / coastal towns, when the earthquake / of 28 June 1948, struck mercilessly / and without warning late in the / afternoon, Fukui already shows / promise of an early reconstruction / period. With experts estimating / that six years ...
img Crops growing in bombed out buildings (ddr-densho-299-7)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-2015. 30 March 49 / NRS Project: / Production of food crops among bombed / out buildings showing utilization of / every available space. / Photographer-Crowe / Photograph by U.S. Army."
img A Japanese family returning from a funeral (ddr-densho-299-38)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-1862. 18 March 49 / NRS project: / Another example of the use of wood / products (paper) in the daily life / of the Japanese - a family returning / from a funeral. The boy is holding / paper decoration used at Buddhist / funeral ceremony and the woman is / carrying in her furoshiki (kerchief) / the wooden stands used on ...
img Japanese woman with a heavy backpack (ddr-densho-299-58)
Caption on reverse: "Woman / carrying / heavy / load."
img Rubble of prefecture in Fukui, Japan (ddr-densho-299-45)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5485. 29 June 48 / Quake leaves Fukui prefecture in ruins: / A signal corps cameraman records the / devastating effects of the quake which / struck on June 28th, 1948, and left / the prefecture of Fukui in ruins. / The quake which left thousands upon / thousands homeless struck without warning. / Photographer - Bearss - Sarabia / Photograph by U.S ...
img Emperorr Hirohito talks with a young boy (ddr-densho-299-165)
Caption: "Emperor Hirohito chats with a common child. Unheard of before the war."
img Rickshaws and buses on the streets of Tokyo (ddr-densho-299-124)
Caption: "1946. The only transportation for the public, charcoal fueled buses and rickshas [sic]. Only other / vehicles on the streets of Tokyo, jeeps and other armed forces vehicles."
img View of the Ginza District in Tokyo in 1947 (ddr-densho-299-129)
Caption: "The Ginza 1947 / The Ginza in 1946 and a year later. Notice that the corner building has a Tokyo PX sign in / the 1947 photo. Also the lack of motor traffic except for GI vehicles in 1946."
img Tojo talking with his defense attorneys (ddr-densho-299-161)
Caption: "Tojo with his two defense attorneys."
img United States and Japanese soldiers looking at confiscated equipment (ddr-densho-299-2)
Caption on reverse: "More / confiscated / and captured / equipment."
img A basket shop owner and his family (ddr-densho-299-22)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-3062. 23 April 1948 / Living standards in Japan: / This photograph of a Japanese family / is to be used in a S & S feature story / on the difference in living standards / throughout Japan. Mr. T. Kakizawa / (extreme right), directs an employee / in his lacquer basket shop which he / operates in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. / Sitting ...
img Japanese farmer with his ox working in the fields (ddr-densho-299-177)
Caption: "Oxen are ideal for work in the muddy fields."
img Generals Eisenhower and Eichelberger (ddr-densho-299-186)
Two photos. Caption: "General Eisenhower and General Eichelberger Commanding General 8th Army" Hand written note: "Photos I took / of the top / generals."
img A mother reading to her children (ddr-densho-299-25)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-1577. 6 March 48 / Stars & Stripes feature story on Signal Corps photographer: / A Japanese mother and her WWO children / sit around the charcoal burner in their / home located in Nakajuju, Kitaku, Tokyo, / Japan, as the mother reads to the / girls from a Japanese children's book. / Photographer - Dunn / Photograph by U.S. Army ...
img Refugees look through the rubble of their homes in Fukui, Japan (ddr-densho-299-46)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5499. 29 June 48 / Southern coast of Japan hit by deva- / stating quake: / In the aftermath of the quake which / rocked the city of Fukui, Japan, / and surrounding area, on June 28th / 1948, these Japanese rummage through / the ruins of their homes in an effort / to salvage whatever possible. The / quake which struck ...
img Japanese farm in the mountains (ddr-densho-299-62)
Caption on reverse: "WPA-46-69189. 25 Nov 46 / Japanese Farm: / This Japanese farm in the mountain range / of Yamanashi Prefecture is a good example / of the clean, well kept, and fully culti- / vated fields of the Japanese farm. / Photographer - Wheeler / Photograph by U.S. Army"
img Farmers learning about the land reform laws (ddr-densho-299-194)
Caption: "Farmers at a meeting where they learn about the land reform laws which were enacted for / their benefit."
img American soldier guarding royal palace (ddr-densho-299-226)
Caption: "1st Cavalry Guard at one of the entrances to the Royal Palace."