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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 to a matchmaker in Japan who would arrange a marriage with a young picture bride. The practice of Picture Brides ended in 1924.

Top Row: Unknown, Tamaki Nakahira, Zensuke Nishino (secretary), Uichiro Yumikura, Tsunetaro Ogawa, Ichitaro Taniguchi, Yasuhei Sakai
Middle Row: Jyogiro Moritomo (VP), Rev. Shiraishi, Rev. Shibata, Masao Taketani (Pres.), Shigenori Ihira, Shigemitsu Yamada
Bottom Row: Shiro Kunitsugu, Unknown, Aigi Hashii, Unknown, Unknown, Kamezo Suzuki, Ushimatsu Matsuoka

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genieinjapan — Last modified Mar 30 2011 7:56 p.m.

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