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[Rows of people attending outdoor funeral in open field, Rohwer, Arkansas, September 30, 1944]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Rows of people attending outdoor funeral in open field, Rohwer, Arkansas, September 30, 1944]
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H: 5 in, W: 7 in

Rohwer, Ark., September 30, 1944

(97.292.5I)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Rows of people seated in open field for an outdoor funeral at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, September 30, 1944. Three men in Buddhist priest attire of elaborately patterned kesa over kimono or koromo sit in front row; one priest holds a fan in front of face. Across the aisle a child stands next to a woman holding a toddler in her lap. Many in the crowd shield their faces from the sun with fans or pieces of paper. People appear to be playing football in the field behind several cars parked at midground behind the crowd. Barracks in distance.

Inscription
Stamped in black ink on back, C: SEP 30 1944.

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