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Yokohama Specie Bank in Little Tokyo
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1940]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Title supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction.
A city block including Yokohama Specie Bank, in the Shokin Building, at 120 South San Pedro Street and Second Street in Little Tokyo. The bank was owned by a Los Angeles resident until his evacuation with his family to Gila River Relocation Camp in Arizona in 1943. At the onset of World War II all assets were frozen and the owner lost his investment. After the war, Yokohama Specie Bank 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 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 22 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Japanese American Community
S-006-451 120
Yokohama Sho¯kin Ginko¯
Commercial buildings--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Bank buildings--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Banks and banking--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Japanese American photographs
Ito, Alice.

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