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.

Small business (330)

330 items
Invoice from Morey Mercantile Co. (ddr-densho-319-523)
doc Invoice from Morey Mercantile Co. (ddr-densho-319-523)
Invoice for purchases made by T.K. Pharmacy from Morey Mercantile Co.
Invoice from the W.H. Kistler Stationary Co. (ddr-densho-319-514)
doc Invoice from the W.H. Kistler Stationary Co. (ddr-densho-319-514)
Invoice for a purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from the W.H. Kistler Stationary 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.
Letter regarding an order and a window display (ddr-densho-319-587)
doc Letter regarding an order and a window display (ddr-densho-319-587)
Correspondence from the Anacin Company regarding an order from T.K. Pharmacy and purchase of a window display.
Invoice from Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company (ddr-densho-319-504)
doc Invoice from Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company (ddr-densho-319-504)
Invoice for soaps, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. made by T.K. Pharmacy from Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company.
Invoice from Monroe Chemical Company (ddr-densho-319-519)
doc Invoice from Monroe Chemical Company (ddr-densho-319-519)
Invoice for a purchase of Putnam dyes and bath bloom made by T.K. Pharmacy from Monroe Chemical Company.
Letter regarding a dealership agreement (ddr-densho-319-581)
doc Letter regarding a dealership agreement (ddr-densho-319-581)
Correspondence and form from Remington Rand Inc. for the Remington Portable Typewriter Dealership Agreement.
Invoice from The Niles & Moser Cigar Co. (ddr-densho-319-532)
doc Invoice from The Niles & Moser Cigar Co. (ddr-densho-319-532)
Invoice for a cigar purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from The Niles & Moser Cigar Co.
Invoice from Rocky Mountain Beverage, Inc. (ddr-densho-319-530)
doc Invoice from Rocky Mountain Beverage, Inc. (ddr-densho-319-530)
Invoice for purchases of beverages made by T.K. Pharmacy from Rocky Mountain Beverage, Inc.
Invoice from Whitney Sporting Goods Co. (ddr-densho-319-542)
doc Invoice from Whitney Sporting Goods Co. (ddr-densho-319-542)
Invoice for softball equipment purchases made by T.K. Pharmacy from Whitney Sporting Goods Co.
Nihonmachi Jackson Street (ddr-densho-353-73)
img Nihonmachi Jackson Street (ddr-densho-353-73)
Jackson Street, looking east from 5th Street. Note on back indicates Japanese stores in left foreground, and the Academy of Holy Names in background, built 1880. The photo was taken before the Jackson St. regrade of 1907-1909.
Ten cent store (ddr-densho-353-80)
img Ten cent store (ddr-densho-353-80)
Heitaro Matsumoto's ten cent store, located at 902 Yesler Way. Note on back: "Meiji 38 Apr, went to Fife, then hotel in Seattle, Taisho 7 Feb."
Nippon Fireworks Company (ddr-densho-353-135)
img Nippon Fireworks Company (ddr-densho-353-135)
A note on the back identifies Mr. Endo as the third to the right.
Archie Miyatake Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-299-4)
vh Archie Miyatake Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-299-4)
Father opens photo studio which caters to Hollywood customers

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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.
Invoice from Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company (ddr-densho-319-505)
doc Invoice from Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company (ddr-densho-319-505)
Invoice for soaps, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. made by T.K. Pharmacy from Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company.
Letter regarding a Tintex order (ddr-densho-319-585)
doc Letter regarding a Tintex order (ddr-densho-319-585)
Correspondence from Park & Tilford returning an invoice on a Tintex order.
Japanese American children (ddr-densho-26-71)
img Japanese American children (ddr-densho-26-71)
Akio and Mitsue Yanagihara pose in front of their father's tailor shop.
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