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Reading notice at bank
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated July 26, 1941 reads, “A lone Japanese is shown staring at the notice posted in the window at the Yokohama Specie Bank [Yokohama Sho¯kin Ginko¯] telling of President Roosevelt's freezing order. All foreign exchange transactions by the two Japanese banks were forbidden.” Roosevelt’ order froze all Japanese assets in the United States. After the war, Yokohama Specie Bank, located at 120 South San Pedro Street, became The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. in 1947, and in 1953 it established a San Francisco subsidiary called The Bank of Tokyo California (BOTC).
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5892-Little Tokyo.
Yokohama Shokin Ginko
Bank buildings--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Bank accounts--California--Los Angeles
World War, 1939-1945
Japanese Americans
Lost Architecture
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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