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 (346)
Small business (329)

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Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-31)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-31)
Basic translation: We have four cases of Sakuramasamune sake and would like to clear our inventry in the warehouse. Let me know if you are interested in purchasing.
Invoice from Ware Brothers (ddr-densho-319-540)
doc Invoice from Ware Brothers (ddr-densho-319-540)
Invoice for multiple purchases made by T.K. Pharmacy from Ware Brothers, Druggists' Sundries.
Letter regarding Victory Garden seeds (ddr-densho-319-561)
doc Letter regarding Victory Garden seeds (ddr-densho-319-561)
Correspondence from Mandeville & King Co regarding T.K. Pharmacy's purchase of seeds for Victory Gardens.
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 the Isbell-Kent-Oakes Dry Goods Co. (ddr-densho-319-512)
doc Invoice from the Isbell-Kent-Oakes Dry Goods Co. (ddr-densho-319-512)
Invoice for purchases of panty hose made by T.K. Pharmacy from Isbell-Kent-Oakes Dry Goods Co.
Invoice from the Kohler McLister Paint Co. (ddr-densho-319-513)
doc Invoice from the Kohler McLister Paint Co. (ddr-densho-319-513)
Invoice for a purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from the Kohler McLister Paint Co,
Invoice from Sharp V. Dohme (ddr-densho-319-528)
doc Invoice from Sharp V. Dohme (ddr-densho-319-528)
Invoice for a purchase of Sucrets made by T.K. Pharmacy from Sharp V. Dohme.
Invoice from Central Supply Company (ddr-densho-319-497)
doc Invoice from Central Supply Company (ddr-densho-319-497)
Invoice for car parts purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from Central Supply Company.
Invoice from A. Carbone & Company (ddr-densho-319-500)
doc Invoice from A. Carbone & Company (ddr-densho-319-500)
Invoice for a whiskey purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from A. Carbone & Company.
Invoice from Zerbst Pharmacal Co., Inc. (ddr-densho-319-545)
doc Invoice from Zerbst Pharmacal Co., Inc. (ddr-densho-319-545)
Invoice for a pharmaceutical purchase made by T.K. Pharmacy from Zerbst Pharmacal Co., Inc.
Invoice from Midwest Liquor Co. (ddr-densho-319-522)
doc Invoice from Midwest Liquor Co. (ddr-densho-319-522)
Invoice for a purchase of bourbon, rye, and other alcohol made by T.K. Pharmacy from Midwest Liquor Co.
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 78 (October 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-65)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 78 (October 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-65)
"N.W. JACL District Council to Meet Nov. 22, 23 in Seattle" (p. 1) "Nisei Funeral Director Opens Offices on Jackson Street" (p. 4).
Storefront of Valley Seed Company (ddr-densho-242-23)
img Storefront of Valley Seed Company (ddr-densho-242-23)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "2 Valley Seed Co. photos. Kunezo Hatchimonji in front of his seed store in El Monte, Calif. He operated the store from 1934 to 1942. Live plants shown are from Union Nursery." Caption on reverse: "Anderson Photo Service, Apr. 22, 1936, El Monte, Calif."
Issei man in front of his store (ddr-densho-242-24)
img Issei man in front of his store (ddr-densho-242-24)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Kunezo Hatchimonji in front of his seed store in El Monte, Calif. "
Issei men outside a store (ddr-densho-259-265)
img Issei men outside a store (ddr-densho-259-265)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is the Oak Street view of the back half of the second Yasui Brothers store in Hood River. The man at the left was Kamematsu Norimatsu, but I don't know the other man."
Issei men in hansom cab (ddr-densho-259-278)
img Issei men in hansom cab (ddr-densho-259-278)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui], the Reverend S. Yoshioka, and A. Ikeda (the driver) in a horse-drawn hansom cab. Behind the cab, the first Yasui brothers store with the sign, is seen. The street which surely must have been State Street, was a dirt road."
Nikkei standing in front of a store (ddr-densho-259-269)
img Nikkei standing in front of a store (ddr-densho-259-269)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Print of several Nikkei standing in front of a clapboard wooden building, over the doorway of which can be seen the number 14 Shown here was the south side of the second Yasui brothers store, which was located on the northeast corner of First Street and Oak Street in Hood River."
Signed contract (ddr-densho-278-7)
doc Signed contract (ddr-densho-278-7)
A signed contract for "Rentle [sic] of Candy Plant for One year."
img "Third Yasui Brothers Store under construction" (ddr-densho-259-284)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This view [of the third Yasui Brothers Store under construction] was looking north northwest. The brick building to the left was the Hood River Hotel. The wooden building with the cupola and the verandas on both the first and second stories was the old Mt. Hood Hotel."
img "Third Yasui Brothers Store under construction" (ddr-densho-259-283)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Texaco service station being built on the corner of First and Oak Streets in Hood River, Oregon Third Yasui Brothers Store under construction."
Auto camp (ddr-densho-259-312)
img Auto camp (ddr-densho-259-312)
Unidentified Japanese Americans in front of Auto Camp building.
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