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Tomio Co., Little Tokyo
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated June 17, 1942 reads, “Little Tokio [sic], the once teeming business center in the heart of the city, today is undergoing an amazing transformation with Nipponese vestiges disappearing rapidly and a new life beginning to unfold. Formerly a beehive of thousands of busy shoppers, the huge Tomio department store, above, on East First street, has its last sale as Americans take over the district.” The Ginza Market was another business located in the Tomio building which stood at 314 E. First Street. The building was substantially altered in later years.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5892-Little Tokyo
Tomio Co. (Department store : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ginza Market (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stores & shops--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Commercial buildings--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
World War, 1939-1945
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Neon signs
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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