Tamura Collection


The Tamura Collection focuses on the prewar recreational activities of a group of Issei. The photographs feature gatherings in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown), outings to parks and beaches, hiking on Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood, and trips to Selleck, Washington. Also included is one photograph of Tule Lake concentration camp, Idaho.



37 photographic prints, black and white


Courtesy of the Tamura Family Collection

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35 Objects

Picnic (ddr-densho-124-1)
img Picnic (ddr-densho-124-1)
Issei friends having a picnic in Washington Park. (L to R): Yamaguchi, Tamura, Yamaguchi, Hino, unidentified, Sakaguchi, Kamioka, Tamura.
Issei at a picnic (ddr-densho-124-3)
img Issei at a picnic (ddr-densho-124-3)
Issei friends having a picnic at Yellowstone Park beach (?). (L to R): unidentified, unidentified, Tamura, Hino, Tamura, Yamaguchi, unidentified.
Hiking on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-4)
img Hiking on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-4)
Two Issei stand at Paradise Valley on Mt. Rainier. (L to R): unidentified, Raisuke Tamura.
Issei at a park (ddr-densho-124-6)
img Issei at a park (ddr-densho-124-6)
These Issei are waiting for the ferry at Fortuna Park, located on Mercer Island.
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-124-7)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-124-7)
This family stands on the porch of a house after recently arriving to the U.S. Original caption: "Full family is in U.S.A."
Issei on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-9)
img Issei on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-9)
Two Issei men near Gibraltar Rock on Mt. Rainier.

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