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[Grace Nakao, Golden Thimble award winner at Los Angeles Trade Technical Junior College, Los Angeles, California, November 5, 1955]

Miyatake, Toyo
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[Grace Nakao, Golden Thimble award winner at Los Angeles Trade Technical Junior College, Los Angeles, California, November 5, 1955]
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Los Angeles, Calif., November 5, 1955

(96.267.561)

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

Description

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

Grace Nakao, winner of two silver thimbles and one scroll of merit at the Golden Thimble Awards program, drapes white fabric over a mannequin at the Los Angeles Trade Technical Junior College in Los Angeles, California, November 5, 1955. Young woman with short curly hair in a white blouse and dark skirt stands with a tape measure around her neck draping fabric on a mannequin to the right. Man, left, in striped shirt sits at a table in front of a blackboard in the background. Stools and sewing machine at right.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Nakao Grace -- Gold Thimble Awards at L.A. Trade Techinical Jr. College.

History
Grace Nakao won a golden thimble the previous year. In 1955, she won two silver thimbles for a four piece mix and match sportswear group, "Salzburg" and a romantic white gown, "Vienna"; she won a scroll of merit for children's wear, "Beachcomber". The Golden Thimble Awards program was held on a Saturday night, November 4, 1955, at the new auditorium of the Los Angele Trade Technical Junior College.

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