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Kitchen Workers

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handsomemen.png 927.09 kB image/png View/Open
Women.png 1.45 MB image/png View/Open
Waitresses.png 937.55 kB image/png View/Open
KitchenGirls.png 960.1 kB image/png View/Open
KitchenCrew.png 4.19 MB image/png View/Open
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Milk.png 2.01 MB image/png View/Open
Shortey.png 922.27 kB image/png View/Open
Guys.png 969.91 kB image/png View/Open
GuyGirls.png 1 MB image/png View/Open
Frenchie.png 977.55 kB image/png View/Open
Cook.png 2.14 MB image/png View/Open
BakerBoys.png 931.34 kB image/png View/Open
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Item Summary

Title:Kitchen Workers
Date Issued:1946
Abstract:The Center for Japanese Studies received a generous donation of personal photographs from Master Sergeant James E. Haynes on December 11, 2011. James Edward Haynes (July 12, 1929-October 16, 2012) was born in Chicago and entered into the U.S. Army at the age of 17. He was sent to Tokyo, Japan as part of the U.S. Occupation Force in October 1946. While in Japan, Sergeant Haynes worked as a hotel steward and a cook. He met his future wife, Nakae Matsuo, in Tokyo. They left Japan and went to Camp Crowder, Missouri in 1951. They had three daughters together.

The photos in this collection date from the period between 1946 and 1950. Sgt. Haynes took photographs of his friends, as well as the people, events, and places around him. His collection documents the life of a young soldier in Japan. It offers an unprofessional, but often warm and endearing perspective on (military) life in postwar Japan. Below is a transcription of a letter from Sgt. Haynes detailing his life in Japan.
Description:File name, photos description and if available in parenthesis are captions as provided in handwriting by James E. Haynes.
(1) “handsomemen.png” – Hansom, Haynes, Mason
(2) “women.png” – Waitresses
(3) “waitresses.png” – Mamasan and Ba-Ba
(4) “kitchengirls.png” – Nakae Matsuo & Co-worker
(5) “kitchencrew.png” – Kitchen Crew
(6) “milk.png” – Babyson and Charlie
(7) “shortey.png” – Shortey (Chief)
(8) “guys.png” – Charlie, Langdon, Murph
(9) “guygirls.png” – Mitchieko, Langdon, and friend
(10) “frenchie.png” - Frenchie
(11) “cook.png”
(12) “bakerboys.png” – Baker Boys
Appears in Collections: James E. Haynes

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