Kawaguchi Collection


The Kawaguchi collection, 1930s, focuses on the Shiraishi family, who were farmers from Bellevue, Washington. In addition to photographs of agricultural activities, the collection contains images of picnics and sports.



25 photographic prints, black and white


Courtesy of the Mitsue Kawaguchi Family Collection

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25 Objects

Baseball game (ddr-densho-9-2)
img Baseball game (ddr-densho-9-2)
This baseball game was at the Columbia playfield.
Three women on a farm (ddr-densho-9-3)
img Three women on a farm (ddr-densho-9-3)
Left to right: Teruko Hoshino, Katsuyo Hoshino, and Mitsue Shiraishi.
Two children (ddr-densho-9-4)
img Two children (ddr-densho-9-4)
Katsuyo Hoshino (left) and (first name unknown) Tashiro.
Child in a field (ddr-densho-9-5)
img Child in a field (ddr-densho-9-5)
Baby Tashiro. (Identification on photograph.)
Summer home (ddr-densho-9-8)
img Summer home (ddr-densho-9-8)
This is the summer home of Masajiro Furuya, a successful merchant and banker in the Pacific Northwest. Masajiro Furuya was born in Yamanishi Prefecture, Japan, in 1862 and made his fortune in Washington State as a banker, merchant, and labor contractor. Furuya, a tailor by trade, immigrated to Seattle in 1890 and eventually opened his own …

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