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["Mini-Expo '70" trailer, Los Angeles, California, July 11, 1969]

Miyatake, Toyo
Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

["Mini-Expo '70" trailer, Los Angeles, California, July 11, 1969]
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photograph | negative
Neg Type: 120.00 mm

Los Angeles, Calif., July 11, 1969


Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family


1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

4 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, July 12, 1969, English and Japanese sections.

Mobile "Mini-Expo '70" caravan trailer promoting the World Expo in Osaka visits Los Angeles City Hall to extend invitation to Mayor's office to attend the World Fair in Japan, Los Angeles, California, July 11, 1969.
1P and 5N: Japanese man in suit presents envelope to Caucasian man on roped-off steps leading into large white trailer with Expo '70 insignia. Another Caucasian man, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Joseph M. Quinn holds statue of the sun tower created for the Expo in Osaka. Japanese woman in white-trimmed outfit and hat, hostess Taeko Yamamoto, stands next to him on sidewalk at far left. A Japan Air Lines (JAL) stewardess in uniform with white gloves stands at top of stairs next to Japanese man in suit. Large sign in foreground, "In cooperation with the World Trade Committee of the Los Angeles area Chamber of Commerce."
2N: Hostess Yoko Hashimoto, a Japanese woman in white-trimmed outfit and hat, gives a tour inside trailer in front of a replica of Expo's theme structure, tower of the sun.
3N: Deputy Mayor Quinn presents greetings from City of Los Angeles to Expo '70 representatives in office, including a JAL stewardess and an Expo hostess Hashimoto. American, California and City of Los Angeles flags in background. Window with blinds at left. Desk at right.
4N: Hostess Hashimoto, aJapanese woman in white-trimmed outfit and hat, gives a tour inside trailer in front of a model World Fair park in Osaka. (Published)

Typed on original envelope: Trailer on 1st and Spring Street -- Expo '70.

The "Mini-Expo '70" toured 41 cities in the United States and Canada.

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