Do you recognise any of these dancing girls? We know some but not all. What we do know: Date: c. 1923 Title: A Studio Portrait of a Young Girls' Dance Group; Vancouver, BC That is it! What can you tell us?
Do you recognise these people? Because we don't. What we do know: Date: c. 1947 Title: The Third National Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association's (JCCA) National Conference That is it! What can you tell us?
Do you recognise these boys? Because we don't. What we do know: Date: before 1942 Title: A Studio Portrait of Shigetaka (Steve) Sasaki, Etsuji Morii, Mr Kamino and Seven Boys in Judogi and Another Man in Front of a Painted Backdrop That is it! What can you tell us?
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. Here is the Nikkei Voice's June edition of Lost and Found:
What we know:
Title: A portrait of a young boy and girl (Roddy 3 yrs and Teresa 1 1/2 yrs is written on the back)
Lost and Found is a project created by the Nikkei National Museum with featured posts from the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre aimed to generate a conversation between the two centres and the community. This conversation, with your help, will let us put names to faces and places. Each week we will post new photographs and we hope you will join in by leaving your comments on who or where or when or what you think about the photograph.
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The Nikkei National Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit artifacts and archives relating to the history of Japanese Canadians from the 1870s through the present.