Happy Halloween from JANM!

Happy Halloween!

Here’s a 1955 photograph from the Museum’s archives! It’s a publicity photo promoting the Hollywood JACL’s Halloween dance that was taken by the Toyo Miyatake Studio for The Rafu Shimpo. The women pictured are president Miwa Yamamoto and Hatsie Matoba.

Holllywood JACL Halloween dance, publicity photo, October 24, 1955 (96.267.302). Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family.

 

The photo is one of over 9,500 negatives and photographs that are part of the Toyo Miyatake Studio/Rafu Shimpo Collection at the Museum. A selection of 1,131 photos are available online.

Vicky Murakami-Tsuda

Communications Production Manager at the Japanese American National Museum. I coordinate printed publications, manage web-based projects, and lots of other stuff. I also write an occasional column for our DiscoverNikkei.org project.

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