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Leisure Actitivites

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Baseball.png 1.12 MB image/png View/Open
BowArrow.png 1.1 MB image/png View/Open
pregame.png 1.07 MB image/png View/Open
Football.png 1.08 MB image/png View/Open
ImpeccableGolfers.png 1.97 MB image/png View/Open
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Golf.png 2 MB image/png View/Open
Sportsmanship.png 1.23 MB image/png View/Open
Tennis.png 1.12 MB image/png View/Open
ShibaPool.png 1.1 MB image/png View/Open
pool.png 1.12 MB image/png View/Open
Oh.png 1.63 MB image/png View/Open
streetperformer.png 1.1 MB image/png View/Open
JumpRope.png 1.14 MB image/png View/Open
Bicycle.png 974.66 kB image/png View/Open
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Item Summary

Title:Leisure Actitivites
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) “baseball.png” – Baseball
(2) “bowarrow.png” – “The Chin” practicing archery
(3) “pregame.png” – Pre-game Color Guard
(4) “football.png” – Football
(5) “impeccablegolfers.png” – Koganei Country Club
(6) “golf.png” – Golf
(7) “sportsmanship.png” – Tennis
(8) “tennis.png” –
(9) “shibapool.png” – “Shiba Pool”
(10) “pool.png” - Swimming
(11) “oh.png” – Girl Watching
(12) “streetperformer.png” – Rooftop Street Performance
(13) “jumprope.png” – Bicycle Jumping Rope
(14) “bicycle.png” – Flatland BMX Circa 1947
Appears in Collections: James E. Haynes

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