[Eijiro Suematsu and silk painting of trout for President Eisenhower, California, July 18, 1956]
July 18, 1956
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
1 negative : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.
Ppublished in Rafu Shimpo, July 18, 1956.
Portrait of Eijiro Suematsu holding a framed silk painting of trout to be sent to United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a token of appreciation by Suematsu's wife, assisted by Rollins MacFadyen and Soichi Fukui, California, July 19, 1956. Older man stands in center behind a large watercolor painting of seven swimming aya or trout as a tall Caucasian man, left, and Japanese man, right, hold up painting.
Typed on original negative envelope: Mr. Suematsu -- Japanese Silk Painting.
Suematsu's wife wanted to express her gratitude for her husband receiving welfare after being released from one of America's concentration camps at the end of World War II. She commissioned an artist, Ryujin Mizuno from her prefecture, Gifu, Japan.
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