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[Thomas Abe with adoptees from Japan, California, August 19, 1965]

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[Thomas Abe with adoptees from Japan, California, August 19, 1965]
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California, August 19, 1965

(96.267.879)

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

Description

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, January 1, 1966, Japanese section.

Lawyer Thomas Abe with four adoptees whom he brought from Japan, California, August 19, 1965. A smiling older man in goatee, eyeglasses and plaid jacket stands with his arms around four young children sitting on a table and turning to look at viewer. The two girls hold dolls. A couple, Mr. and Mrs. Ikeyama, left, and Mrs. Koana, right, are the new parents of the children. Curtained window in background.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Mr. Abe with Adoption from Japan.

History
The Elizabeth Sanders Home in Japan was founded by Miki Sawada to save Hapa children in World War II. Thomas Abe brought over 500 Japanese children to be adopted by parents in the United States.

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