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[Mrs. Tami Abe, 100 year old Issei, at Union Church, Los Angeles, California, January 24, 1971]

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[Mrs. Tami Abe, 100 year old Issei, at Union Church, Los Angeles, California, January 24, 1971]
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photograph | negative

Los Angeles, Calif., November 30, 1956


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


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

1 photographic print : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

2 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Story published in Rafu Shimpo, January 30, 1971.

Birthday party for Mrs. Tami Abe, a 100 year old Issei, held at old Union Church in Los Angeles, California, January 24, 1971. Mrs. Abe is a small white haired elderly woman wearing eyeglasses and a corsage on vest.
1P and 3N: Mrs. Abe sits looking directly at the viewer while sitting behind a table holding a card as Reverend Howard Toriumi stands at left holding proclamations from the City of Los Angeles and Mr. Clifford Tanaka sits at right holding a telegram from Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty. Toriumi wears dark clergy clothing. Gift wrapped box on table. Negative includes a man and woman at edge of image.
2P and 4N: Reverend Toriumi assists Mrs. Abe with cutting a large white frosting cake on head table as three Japanese and Caucasian seated at table observe at left.

Typed on original envelope: 100 Year Old Issei -- Mrs. Abe -- at Union Church.

Old Union Church is now the East West Players theater on First and Judge John Aiso Street. Union Church is located on 401 E. Third Street (04.09.2009 cht)

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