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Black & white silent amateur footage of family and business activities of Setsuo Aratani (1885-1940), filmed 1926-1940.

This segment shows operations at one of Aratani's businesses, the Guadalupe Produce Co. (Guadalupe, California), including employees packing tomatoes; packing house interiors (dark); packers rinsing lettuce in water tanks (dark); blocks of ice used to chill the fresh produce; crates of lettuce being labeled as they roll along conveyors; Setsuo and Yoshiko Aratani walking through the packing house (dark); an employee spraying shaved ice over packed produce; and employees working in the company business office (dark) (02:46).

Credit: Setsuo Aratani Collection, Gift of George Aratani, Japanese American National Museum (2004.67). Preserved and made accessible in part by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

HNRC — Last modified Aug 23 2012 12:42 p.m.


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