Small business

Japanese American businesses, such as groceries, fish shops, laundries, barbershops, public bathhouses, restaurants, drugstores, and dry goods stores, sprang up in communities along the West Coast. Women and children were vitally important to these "mom and pop" enterprises, as their free labor allowed the family to survive and even prosper during lean times.

Industry and employment (392)
Small business (335)

335 items
Invoice from Butler Paper Company (ddr-densho-319-495)
doc Invoice from Butler Paper Company (ddr-densho-319-495)
Invoices for cups, lids, and other paper goods purchases made by T.K. Pharmacy from Butler Paper Company.
Letter from the State of Colorado, Liquor License Division (ddr-densho-319-577)
doc Letter from the State of Colorado, Liquor License Division (ddr-densho-319-577)
Correspondence from the State of Colorado's Liquor License Division about enforcement of regulation #13.
Invoice from John Wyeth & Brother (ddr-densho-319-535)
doc Invoice from John Wyeth & Brother (ddr-densho-319-535)
Invoice for pharmaceutical purchases made by T.K. Pharmacy from John Wyeth & Brother.
Invoice from Brecht Candy Co. (ddr-densho-319-494)
doc Invoice from Brecht Candy Co. (ddr-densho-319-494)
Invoice for Banana Egg candy made by T.K. Pharmacy from Brecht Candy Co.
Invoice from Western Distributing Co. (ddr-densho-319-541)
doc Invoice from Western Distributing Co. (ddr-densho-319-541)
Invoice for purchases of beer, wine, and other alcohol made by T.K. Pharmacy from Western Distributing Co.
Invoice from the Colorado Alcohol Co. (ddr-densho-319-506)
doc Invoice from the Colorado Alcohol Co. (ddr-densho-319-506)
Invoice for an alcohol purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from the Colorado Alcohol Co.
Invoice from The United Advertising Services (ddr-densho-319-534)
doc Invoice from The United Advertising Services (ddr-densho-319-534)
Invoice for a purchase of combs, rubber gloves, and baby bottles made by T.K. Pharmacy from The United Advertising Services.
Invoices from the American Novelty Co. (ddr-densho-319-491)
doc Invoices from the American Novelty Co. (ddr-densho-319-491)
Invoices for purchases made by T.K. Pharmacy from American Novelty Co. for various goods.
Invoice from The Cosner Candy Co. (ddr-densho-319-499)
doc Invoice from The Cosner Candy Co. (ddr-densho-319-499)
Invoice for a candy purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from The Cosner Candy Cp.
Letter regarding an order and an advertising agreement (ddr-densho-319-582)
doc Letter regarding an order and an advertising agreement (ddr-densho-319-582)
Correspondence from the F.W. Fitch Company regarding a shampoo order and blank 1940 Cooperative Advertising Agreement.
Invoice from Manhattan Beer (ddr-densho-319-524)
doc Invoice from Manhattan Beer (ddr-densho-319-524)
Invoice for a beer purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from Manhattan Beer.
Invoice from The Niles & Moser Cigar Co. (ddr-densho-319-533)
doc Invoice from The Niles & Moser Cigar Co. (ddr-densho-319-533)
Invoice for a cigar purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from The Niles & Moser Cigar Co.
Invoices from Big Chief Bottling Co. (ddr-densho-319-492)
doc Invoices from Big Chief Bottling Co. (ddr-densho-319-492)
Invoices for purchases made by T.K. Pharmacy from Big Chief Bottling Co. for whisky, sake, and other alcoholic beverages.
Insurance invoice (ddr-densho-319-508)
doc Insurance invoice (ddr-densho-319-508)
Invoice for insurance from the American Druggists' Fire Insurance Company.
Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-19)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-19)
Basic translation: Saw your ad for Japanese sake in Japanese newspaper. One of my friends had a grocery store in San Francisco but recently went to Tule Lake, leaving a lot of sake behind. We also have Japanese medicine. Would like to send you a list if interested.
Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from the American Legion (ddr-densho-319-590)
doc Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from the American Legion (ddr-densho-319-590)
A letter from the American Legion Wallace Simpson Post No. 29 to T.K. Pharmacy thanking them for donating a case of soda.
Invoice from the Morey Mercantile Co. (ddr-densho-319-543)
doc Invoice from the Morey Mercantile Co. (ddr-densho-319-543)
Invoice for a purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from the Morey Mercantile Co.
Invoice from G. & G. Distributing Co. (ddr-densho-319-511)
doc Invoice from G. & G. Distributing Co. (ddr-densho-319-511)
Invoice for a purchase of Falstaff Beer made by T.K. Pharmacy from G. & G. Distributing Co.
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