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[Doris Yokoyama in cap and gown, half-portrait, Los Angeles, California, June 11, 1957]

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[Doris Yokoyama in cap and gown, half-portrait, Los Angeles, California, June 11, 1957]
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Los Angeles, Calif., June 11, 1957

(96.267.446)

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

Description

1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, June 19, 1957.

Studio graduation half-portrait of Kuniye Doris Yokoyama, a twenty-nine year old member of the Ephebian Society who graduated from Metropolitan High School in Los Angeles, California, June 11, 1957. Dressed in a dark cap and gown with white collar, and dark-rimmed eyeglasses, Yokoyama wears tassel on proper right side of mortarbord atop short curly hair. She looks the left of viewer.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Yokoyama, Miss -- Graduation, Cap and Gown.

History
Kuniye Doris Yokoyama graduated from Metropolitan High School at the age of twenty-nine, receiving her diploma after her education had been interrupted in World War II. She delivered a commencement speech, "Our American Rights and Priveleges."

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