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[Saikonko, ping pong champion from North Korea, half-portrait, July 7, 1950]

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[Saikonko, ping pong champion from North Korea, half-portrait, July 7, 1950]
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Los Angeles, Calif., July 7, 1950

(96.267.46)

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

Description

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, July 7, 1950.

Half-portrait of Saikonko, ping pong champion from North Korea in Los Angeles, California, July 7, 1950. Dressed in a plaid jacket, Saikonko stands in front of a wood-veneer wall.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Ping Pong Champ from Japan -- Saikonko.

History
Saikonko was in California for a ping pong match, which he won. The Korean Conflict prevented him from returning to Korea at that time.

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