Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Air race take off, California, ca. 1950-1964]

Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Air race take off, California, ca. 1950-1964]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)


California, ca. 1950-1964


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


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

Various images of air race in California, ca. 1950-1964.
1N: Group portrait of six men and a woman in front of biplane with sign, "Pilot Albert Kushihashi, North Platte, Nebe."
2N: Viewer looks through open door of biplane at Kushihashi in shirt and bow tie in pilot seat next to Caucasian man with same woman sitting in back with luggage on her lap and behind her.
3N: Caucasian man speaks into a microphone next to a table covered with airplane trophies on a grandstands decorated with stars and stripes bunting and two American flags flying at back. Two boys in foreground and Caucasian and Asian men and women sit on stage.
4N: Biplane taking off on dirt runway lined with spectators. Another biplane in background.
5N: Man waves as he sits in cockpit of small Mooney plane. His eyes are shut.

Typed on original envelope: Henry Ohye -- Air Race Take Off.

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (



Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum home   ▪   Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1998-2019 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: 213.625.0414