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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 a family or company picnic. Footage includes guests eating at long picnic tables; children playing; a small platform stage with various entertainments including guitarists, a girl tap-dancing, a woman singing to guitar accompaniment; and a man playing harmonica (03:08).

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 12:46 p.m.


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