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Phillip Elkins Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2001.019P

Scope and Contents

The Phillip Elkins Photograph Collection contains photos of the United States occupation and reconstruction of Japan after World War II. An unknown photographer documented many aspects of the occupation including the presence of United States servicemen and servicewomen, Japanese people going about their daily lives and the reconstruction of buildings. Also included are postcards, a typed document entitled the “Three Best Scenic Spots in Japan,” loose photographs of a home interior, a train ticket from Yokohama to Kokura and a photograph of a man in uniform captioned “Major Cabrina, Hawaii.”


  • circa 1946-1947

Biographical / Historical

Biographical history is unavailable. According to the accession file, an unnamed friend from Indianapolis gave this photograph album to Phillip Elkins. This friend’s grandmother received the album as a bequest of a safety deposit box from an acquaintance from Japan. The friend passed along the album to Elkins because of his interest in photography.

Source: Elkins, Phillip


1 boxes

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Stacks 2, Shelf 7D

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Repository Details

Part of the JASC Legacy Center Repository

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