A boy sitting in the rubble of his house after an earthquake

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Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5497. 29 June 48 / Quake rocks southern coast of Japan: / playing with dirt on the spot where his house / once stood this Japanese child, too / young to realize what has happen [sic], is / undisturbed by the horrow which sur- / rounds him. The quake which struck / on June 28, 1948, without warning / left the southern coast of Japan in / mins. / Photographer - Bearss - Sarabia / Photograph by U.S. Army Signal Corps."

June 29, 1948



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Courtesy of the Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

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