[Dr. and Mrs. E. Allen Petersen promoting book, Hummel Hummel, Los Angeles, California, November 29, 1952]
Los Angeles, Calif.,
Nov. 29, 1952
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
2 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.
A couple, Dr. and Mrs. E. Allen Peterson, sit at a table promoting their book, Hummel Hummel, about their transpacific adventure sailing on a Chinese junk, November 29, 1952. Japanese American woman, Tani Yoshihara Petersen, sits at left wearing a belted dress and a very large pendant next to a bald Caucasian man, Petersen, who has a mustache, suit and floral necktie at right.
Now it can be told. From a pioneer California family, Dr. E. Allen Petersen, 50-year old San Francisco-born sea-loving author, pens his first book entitled; Hummel Hummel, a story of his adventure with his wife, sailing across the expansive Pacific Ocean on a Chinese junk. Mrs. Petersen nee Tani Yoshihara, following him through bombings and lurking sharks to experience the never-forgotten voyage.
Typed on original envelope: Petersen.
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