[Thomas Abe and families with five adoptees from Japan, California, April 5, 1968]
April 5, 1968
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
3 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.
Published in Rafu Shimpo, April 5, 1968, Japanese section.
Lawyer Thomas Abe with families with five adoptees, ages two to five, whom he brought from Japan in United Airlines terminal, California, April 5, 1968. Abe, a smiling older man in goatee, eyeglasses and plaid jacket poses with families.
1N: Group portrait of families with Abe standing in center. Two girls hold balloons.
2N: Abe sits with girl on his lap next to a woman with younger girl holding stuffed bunny. Older couple stand behind them.
3N: Couple with Hapa boy adoptee. Balding Caucasian man sits back at left next to a Japanese woman holding a curly-haired little boy holding a truck.
Typed on original envelope: Abe, Mr. -- Adoption of Baby -- United Airlines.
The Elizabeth Sanders Home in Japan was founded by Miki Sawada to save Hapa children in World War II. Thomas Abe brought over 500 Japanese children to be adopted by parents in the United States.
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