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[Atsuko Nambu, Japanese track and field star, Los Angeles, California, August 19, 1955]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 19, 1955

(96.267.541)

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

Description

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 20, 1955.

Atsuko Nambu, 20 year old track and field star from Japan, sits in a chair at what appears to be a photo studio, possibly Toyo Miyatake Studio, Los Angeles, California, August 19, 1955. Smiling young woman in shift dress sits with hands clasped in her lap on a cushioned chair below partially visible portraits of people. Her hair is short with curly forelock brushed to proper right. She looks to left of viewer. Purse on magazine at right.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Nambu, Miss from Japan.

History
Nambu stopped in Los Angeles, California on the way to Brazil for an exhibition tour. Her father was the 1932 Olympic champoin Chuhei Nambu. She held five Japan records in women's track and field.

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