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[Couple bending over child in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Couple bending over child in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]
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photograph
H: 5.125 in, W: 7 in

Rohwer, Ark., November 12, 1944

(97.292.4I)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Double exposure of a couple bending over child as guard watches during a Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944. Woman in dark kimono holds one hand to her face as she places her other hand on a prostrate child on floor. Man in light-colored kimono with white circles on shoulders and dark obi kneels and looks at child with sad expression; he is bound around the chest by a cord. Actor in dark kimono, patterned hakama and white hachimaki stands behind at right, holding a wooden stick in proper right hand. Footlight in foreground. Shoji screens in background right.

Inscription
Stamped in black ink on back: NOV 12 1944.

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