Uyeda Groves Collection

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ddr-densho-113

The Uyeda Groves collection, 1900s-1950s, features photographs of the Uyeda family, who resided in Hiroshima, Japan, Rock Springs, Wyoming and Seattle, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of Minidoka concentration camp and Seattle's postwar Issei community. The collection donor, Fumiko Uyeda Groves, was interviewed by Densho in 1998.

c.1900s-1950s

c.1900s-1950s

46 photographic prints, black and white

Densho

Courtesy of the Uyeda Groves Family Collection

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

46 Objects

Family on the beach (ddr-densho-113-1)
img Family on the beach (ddr-densho-113-1)
(L to R): Sachiko Nakai, Nobue Nakai, Mr. Nakai, Junko Nakai, Takashi Nakai, Mrs. Nakai.
Portrait of father and son (ddr-densho-113-3)
img Portrait of father and son (ddr-densho-113-3)
This photo shows Masajiro Uyeda and his son Yoichi. Masajiro immigrated from Japan to Vancouver, BC in 1900 and eventually made his way to Rock Springs, Wyoming where he worked as a coal miner. His other sons joined him in 1912. (L to R): Photographer, Masajiro Uyeda, Yoichi Uyeda.
Family home in Japan (ddr-densho-113-4)
img Family home in Japan (ddr-densho-113-4)
This home belonged to the Uyeda family. (L to R): Kimiye Uyeda, Tetsu Uyeda, Yorito Uyeda.
Family home in Japan (ddr-densho-113-5)
img Family home in Japan (ddr-densho-113-5)
This home belonged to the Uyeda family. (L to R): Masato Uyeda, Yorito Uyeda, Yoichi Uyeda.
Storefront (ddr-densho-113-6)
img Storefront (ddr-densho-113-6)
The Uyeda family operated this store out of their home.
Elementary school class photo (ddr-densho-113-9)
img Elementary school class photo (ddr-densho-113-9)
Second row, 7th from the left: Tetsumasa Uyeda, Fumi's second oldest brother. He died in 1936.
Sun Rise Pool Hall (ddr-densho-113-10)
img Sun Rise Pool Hall (ddr-densho-113-10)
This pool hall was owned and managed by Masato Uyeda (left). Masato immigrated to the US in 1912 and worked in the coal mines and on the railroad before opening this pool hall.
Wyoming baseball team (ddr-densho-113-12)
img Wyoming baseball team (ddr-densho-113-12)
These Issei men worked together on the railroads and in the coal mines in Wyoming.

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