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Obon Festival Crowd (ddr-one-1-279)
img Obon Festival Crowd (ddr-one-1-279)
Black and white photographic negative of crowd at Obon Festival. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 23
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 23 "Story Book Hour" (ddr-one-1-537)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 23 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd outside the Blue Eagle Café on the corner of NW Second Ave. The float has three children in white sitting on the float waving at the crowd. One woman in a white dress stands at the back of float …
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-267)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-267)
Black and white photographic negative of two young girls posing for the camera at Obon in front of crowd seated on bleachers. Second from the left is Janice (Matsunaga) Okamoto. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-218)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-218)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers performing before a crowd. Obon dancers from left to right: fifth from the left is Shig Yuzuriha, seventh from the left is Nobyo Sato, ninth from the left is Hana Hanada. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) …
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). People sitting and playing bingo, watchers stand behind. Sitting left to right: Joe Namba, Nobi Saito, Henry "Wimpy" Kawata, George Kasahara, Terry Mishiro, Diane (Ando) Harder, and Minoru "Bob" Ando. Standing in front of …
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-314)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-314)
Black and white photographic negative of Susan Shizuko (Yoshida) Kurimoto posing with a tenugui (light cotton towel). Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Sitting on the Beach (ddr-one-1-614)
img Sitting on the Beach (ddr-one-1-614)
Black and white photographic negative of Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya sitting on the beach looking to the right wrapped in a striped towel.
Portland Rose Festival Parade Float-
img Portland Rose Festival Parade Float- "Catholic Organizations Dove of Peace" (ddr-one-1-493)
Color slide of the Catholic Organizations Dove of Peace float driving down SW Third Ave in front of a large crowd gathered outside a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor, behind the Signal gas station is the old Multnomah Hotel in the Portland Rose Festival Parade. On the float sit three visible women dressed in …
Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
Black and white photographic negative of a bingo game with prizes displayed in the center. Event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now know as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Bingo workers from left to right: Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Ben Kasubuchi, unidentified, and Betty Nakashimada. Sitting in far left corner talking with Aki (Shiraishi) Dong is Mary …
Portland Rose Festival Parade- Float 35
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- Float 35 "Portland Fire Department" (ddr-one-1-165)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 35 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd outside the Shoreline Hotel and Anchor Inn. The float is made of pink and red flowers, a seal made of red flowers sits on top of the float, a man leans out of the float's window waving at the …
Reed College (ddr-one-1-354)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-354)
Black and white photographic negative of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was most likely taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting in booth around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Both couples are posing for the camera. Left to right: Barbara Sono Uyesugi, Koji Sono, Molly (Yamase) Sono and Tom Sono.
Roses (ddr-one-1-540)
img Roses (ddr-one-1-540)
Color slide of pink rose bushes, most likely at Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. According to donor processed on June 14, 1964.
Sunday Best (ddr-one-1-654)
img Sunday Best (ddr-one-1-654)
Black and white photographic negative of two Nisei in suits possibly headed to church. From left to right: Ruby Yoshiko (Takashima) Sumino and Shig Oka.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-50)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-50)
Color slide of four unidentified women and one unidentified man in kimonos or yukatas, outside performing a Odori (a Japanese folk dance) at night.
Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-397)
img Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-397)
Black and white photographic print of Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa playing the ukulele for Aki (Shiraishi) Dong as she is buried in the sand at a beach outing planned by the Sorrelles (a high school social group). Three Nisei men sit around Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, from front to back: Yoji Kiso, Shig Tada, and Tom Fujii.
Portland Rose Festival Parade- Queen and Court (ddr-one-1-168)
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- Queen and Court (ddr-one-1-168)
Color slide of the Rose Festival Queen, Dorothy Anderle and her Rose Festival Court on a white and red float driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd outside W.L. Reid Company Building Hardware Specialties. Three Royal Rosarians in white suits are visible and escort the float. The Rose Festival Parade is an annual event …
Methodist Men's Choir (ddr-one-1-349)
img Methodist Men's Choir (ddr-one-1-349)
Black and white photographic negative of four men standing around a piano in matching overcoats singing to a song played by Mary (Furusho) Iwasaki on the piano. Men from left to right: Yoji Matsushima, Shig Tada, Joe Namba, and Kenji Onishi.
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family (ddr-one-3-45)
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family in Nyssa, Oregon, dated April 26, 1943. She writes that she received an Easter card from the Kida family. One of her friends (Bertha) had been seriously ill but recovered.
Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki
doc Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and George Kida (ddr-one-3-53)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and George Kida dated November 21, 1943. Mentions they are sorry to hear about Mrs. Pyatt's health. Wishes them a nice Thanksgiving. Hopes they will be able to return home soon. Additional letter sent in same envelope please see …
Letter from Bertha Wylder to Kida family (ddr-one-3-63)
doc Letter from Bertha Wylder to Kida family (ddr-one-3-63)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, postmarked December 30, 1943. Letter from Bertha Wylder to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family dated Wednesday. Mr. Hedley (Mary Hedley's husband) passed away. Bertha writes with news about the plans for the funeral and let them know she had bought flowers for Mr. Hedley in the Kidas' …
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-26)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center, letter from Mary Hedley to "friends" meaning Kida family. Three clippings from the newspaper covering food rationing, the possibility of fuel rationing, and the possibility of incarcerated Japanese Americans working in sugar beet fields and other crops in the inner-United States. The letter mentions that …
Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (ddr-one-3-54)
doc Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (ddr-one-3-54)
Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (calls them Georgie, Ma, and Pa) dated November 21, 1943. Says they are working too hard. Asks after Mrs. Pyatt and says that it might be a while before they can get up to visit her in the hospital. Mrs. Pyatt's health is failing; he writes that she gets …
Letter from Mary Hedley to George Kida (ddr-one-3-31)
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to George Kida (ddr-one-3-31)
Letter and envelope from Mary Hedley to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 18, 1942. Writes that she wishes they had completed a land deal before because the property is in Mr. Arthur Hedley's name, who is critically ill and no longer lucid.
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