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[Installation of JACL officers at 7th annual Los Angeles Coordinating Council social at Old Dixie, Los Angeles, California, January 31, 1959]

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

[Installation of JACL officers at 7th annual Los Angeles Coordinating Council social at Old Dixie, Los Angeles, California, January 31, 1959]
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Los Angeles, Calif., January 31, 1959

(96.267.665)

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

Description

6 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7in.

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, February 2, 1959.

Official installation of Gongoro Nakamura, the first naturalized Issei to gain presidential office of a Japanese American Citizens' League (JACL) chapter, at ceremonies held in conjunction with the 7th annual Los Angeles Coordinating Council social at Old Dixie restaurant in Los Angeles, California, January 1959.
1 and 7: Roy Yamadera of East Los Angeles, Mike Suzuki of Hollywood, Dr. Ken Yamaguchi of Pasadena, Joe Sasaki of Southwest, Sam Uyehara of San Fernando Valley, and Nakamura stand with hands together in front of curtains and an American flag.
2 and 8: Four men, Father Clement Boesflug of Maryknoll faith, Nakamura, Dr. Roy Ishikawa and Frank Suzukida, stand shoulder to shoulder in front of curtains and American flag.
3 and 9: Nakamura and Ishikawa shake hands as Yamadera looks on in front of curtains and American flag.
4 and 10: Nakamura, Boesflug, Ted Okumoto, Jane Yokoe, and Matao Uwate stand in a line with proper right hand raise as they take oath of office.
5 and 11: Two men and two women sitting at a bar.
6 and 12: Man and woman dancing.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: JACL.

History
Gongoro Nakamura was in the first group of alien Japanese to be sworn in as a cititizen under the Walter McCarran Act of 1952.

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