Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Play Ball



Do you know these two women waiting for a pitch? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Unknown
Title: Portrait of Two Women Playing Baseball
Institution: Nikkei National Museum

That is it! What can you tell us?

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Setting Sail

2011.64.1.48
Do you know these three men on either side of Dr. Jigaro Kano (in black)? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Before 1938
Title: Dr Jigaro Kano and Three Others on a Boat
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Going on a Ride

2009.15.4.5
Do you know the man and woman standing on the left of the car? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1930
Title: Jusuke, Tame Ishikawa in front of Jusuke's home; Port Hammond BC 
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Remembering Our Heroes

2010.23.2.4.553
Do you know these six brave soldiers fighting in France? Do you know where they were stationed, or what battles they participated in?  Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1917
Title: Outdoor Portrait of Injured WWI Soldiers; France
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Recess for Young Students

1994.64.7.80
Do you know these boys in sweaters and hats posing in this group portrait? Do you know where this photograph was taken, or can you recognize the building behind the boys? What we do know:

Date: Circa 1920
Title: An Outdoor Portrait of Two Rows of Boys in Sweaters in Front of an Industrial Building
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Driving Through Stanley Park

2010.23.2.4.187
Do you know these men and women posing in front of a convertible car in Stanley Park? Do you know when this photograph was taken? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: ?
Title: Outdoor Portrait of a Group of Men and a Woman Standing in Front of a Car and Large Hollow Tree Trunk at Stanley Park; Vancouver, BC
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nikkei Voice Edition - September

The museum has partnered up with the Nikkei Voice to put more names to faces. Each month the Nikkei Voice will publish one of the museum's 'lost' photographs asking their readers for help. The image will in turn be posted here as a way for the audience to get in contact with us. So here is the Nikkei Voice's September edition of Lost and Found:
2012.10.1.2.47
Date: Circa 1945
Title: A Portrait of Genzaburo Nakamura in a Road Camp; Red Pass, BC
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Group Portrait Along the Beach

1994.64.7.229
Do you know these four women taking a group portrait on the beach? Do you know where this beach is located?  Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1920
Title: An Outdoor Portrait of Four Young Women Standing on a Log at a Beach
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Group Portrait

2012.10.1.3.89
Do you know these five women taking a group portrait? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1962
Title: An Outdoor Group Portrait of Five Women; Vancouver?, BC
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, October 7, 2016

Wedding Day!

2012.10.1.3.118
Do you know the bride smiling in this photograph? Do you know the groom covered with confetti?  Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1950
Title: A Smiling Bride and Groom Covered with Confetti; Vancouver?, BC
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Group Portrait from 1910

2012.10.1.1.27
Do you know these five adults and five children? Do you know where this photograph was taken?  Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1910
Title: A Group Portrait of Five Adults and Five Children; Vancouver?, BC
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, September 23, 2016

All Aboard!

1994.64.9.4
Do you know this woman, or this young girl waving to the camera? Do you know where they are headed? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1947
Title: A Portrait of a Woman and a Young Girl Leaning out of a Train Window During Repatriation Back to Japan?
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Women in Uniforms

2010.23.2.4.59
Do you know these seven women in uniforms or where they were working? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1947
Title: Outdoor Group Portrait of Seven Women in Uniforms
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Riding Down the Tracks

1992.32.43
Do you know these four men riding on a rail cart? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1944
Title: Four Men on a Rail Cart on the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Schreiber Ontario
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Break Time for Asahi Players

                                                     1994.64.7.109
Do you know these two Asahi players taking a break on the field? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1920
Title: An Outdoor Portrait of Two Members of the Asahi Baseball Team with Baseball Bats
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Nikkei Voice Edition - July/August

The museum has partnered up with the Nikkei Voice to put more names to faces. Each month the Nikkei Voice will publish one of the museum's 'lost' photographs asking their readers for help. The image will in turn be posted here as a way for the audience to get in contact with us.  So here is the Nikkei Voice's July/August double edition of Lost and Found:
                                                                                                                 2012.12.2
Date: Circa 1939
Title: A Portrait of First World War Veterans; Canada
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Royston Buddhist Church Group Photograph

                                                                                                     1994.73.1.2.16
Do you know everyone pictured here in front of the building? Do you know if the building is the Royston Buddhist Church?  Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1937
Title: Royston Buddhist Church
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Royston Ochigo-san Parade

                                                                                                    1994.73.1.2.17
Do you know the individuals and children participating in the Ochigo-san parade? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1937
Title: Ochigo-san Parade
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, August 5, 2016

Royston Buddhist Church Celebrations

                                                                                                 1994.73.1.2.18
Do you know the individuals standing in front of the building? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1937
Title: Royston Buddhist Church
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, July 29, 2016

Royston Buddhist Church 1937

                                                                                                     1994.73.1.2.19
Do you know the individuals seated in the group photograph or the children wearing ceremonial outfits? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date:1937
Title: Royston Buddhist Church
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Employees and Families of the Royston Lumbar Co.

                                                                                                     1994.73.1.3.1
Do you know the Royston Lumbar Company employees and their families? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1930
Title: Royston Lumbar Co. Employees and Families
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Nikkei Voice Edition - June

The museum has partnered up with the Nikkei Voice to put more names to faces. Each month the Nikkei Voice will publish one of the museum's 'lost' photographs asking their readers for help. The image will in turn be posted here as a way for the audience to get in contact with us.  So here is the Nikkei Voice's June edition of Lost and Found:
                                                                                                       1993.34.6
Date: Circa 1944
Title: Formen at Jasper Road Camp; Jasper, Alberta
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, July 8, 2016

Fujinkai Women's Group in Maple Ridge

                                                                                                             2009.15.4.16
Do you know the women who were active in the first Fujinkai Women's Group meeting? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: Circa 1935
Title: A Group Portrait of the First Meeting of the Maple Ridge Fujinkai (Women's Group); Maple Ridge, B.C.
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Canadian Japanese Association Float

                                                                                                           2010.4.7.1.37
Do you know the hard working individuals who created the Canadian Japanese Association Float 90 years ago for Canada Day? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1 July 1926
Title: A Canadian Japanese Association Float; Vancouver, BC.
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?

Celebrating Canada Day 90 years ago

                                            2010.4.7.1.38
Do you know the two women sitting on the float celebrating Canada Day? Because we don't. What we do know:

Date: 1 July 1926
Title: A Canadian Japanese Association Float; Vancouver, BC
Institution: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

That is it! What can you tell us?