Father retouching photos of picture brides

Father retouching photos of picture brides Getting married Possibility of being adopted by aunt Day Pearl Harbor was bombed Working in the pineapple fields Tree planting

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My father’s business did quite well because his business was right in front of the train station here in Hawaii. And the immigrants—the Filipino and the Japanese immigrants—used to come from Leeward Oahu to his shop to take pictures for picture brides. And so, my father was very good at...in those days they used to retouch and took out all the wrinkles from the negatives. And I think a lot of picture brides that came down the plank were quite disillusioned when they saw their future husbands, because, you know, my father did a lot of that retouching.

Date: December 15, 2003
Location: Hawai`i, US
Interviewer: Lisa Itagaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

photography picture brides

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