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The young men of 1917

This is a picture of the young men of the Moneta Japanese Baptist congregation in 1917. Dressed in suits and looking sharp, this photo could have been used to send to a matchmaker in Japan who would arrange a marriage with a young picture bride. The practice of Picture Brides ended in 1924.

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The Young Men of 1917
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This is a picture of the young men of the Moneta Japanese Baptist congregation in 1917. Dressed in suits and looking sharp, this photo could have been used to send ... More »


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