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[Grand opening of Kuratomi's Minute Auto Service, Los Angeles, California, October 4, 1958]

Miyatake, Toyo
Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Grand opening of Kuratomi's Minute Auto Service, Los Angeles, California, October 4, 1958]
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Los Angeles, Calif., October 4, 1958

(96.267.643)

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

Description

2 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Grand opening of Kuratomi's Minute Auto Service, a Shell gas station owned by Sam Kuratomi in Los Angeles, California, October 4, 1958. Includes Kuratomi shaking hands with Ray Powell, district sales representative, in front of office beside a display of customer gifts and a chrysanthemum flower arrangement; and Kuratomi standing with six man crew in white uniforms and Powell in front of office. "Sam Kuratomi, Proprietor" sign above office door.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Kuratomi, Mr. Sam -- Grand Opening Gas Station.

History
Kuratomi's Minute Auto Service was located at 4716 Fountain Avenue at Vermont, Los Angeles, California. (05.01.2008 cht).

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