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Black and white silent amateur films by Dave Tatsuno (1913-2006), a businessman in the San Francisco Bay area. Tatsuno's films, before 1942 and the forced exclusion of World War II, generally show family outings, sporting events, holidays, celebrations, and the family business.

This segment, from 1939, shows the inauguration of San Francisco's Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets; street and tram traffic at the new terminal; dignitaries address the crowds from a flag-draped stage; an American flag is raised; bird's-eye view of the huge crowds assembled; the San Francisco Ferry Building (01:49).

Credits: Dave Tatsuno Collection, Gift of Dave Tatsuno, in Memory of Walter Honderick, Japanese American National Museum (91.74). Preserved and made accessible in part by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

HNRC — Última actualización Ago 25 2012 1:26 p.m.


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