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[Maury Carlton and Mae Kumashiro, Los Angeles, California, November 27, 1951]

Miyatake, Archie
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[Maury Carlton and Mae Kumashiro, Los Angeles, California, November 27, 1951]
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Los Angeles, Calif., November 27, 1951


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


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

Informal portrait of a engaged couple, Maury Allen Carlton and his blind Japanese fiance, Mae Chieko Kumashiro, sitting on a couch holding hands, Los Angeles, California, November 27, 1951. Dressed in a jacket and striped necktie with floral design, Carlton holds a cigarette in proper right hand while holding fiance's hand in other. Kumashiro sits at right in pleated blouse and skirt, holding a handbag in her lap.

Typed on original negative envelope: M. Carlton & Blind Japanese Fiance.

Photograph was just before the marriage. After marriage, Mrs. Carlton had a stand selling candies and cigarettes at a civic building. (10.06.1999) Carlton was a member of the JACL and worked for the Department of Education, Los Angeles chapter of Industrial Workshop for the Blind and Handicapped where he met Kumashiro who worked there. (11.30.2007 cht)

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