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1909 Japanese American, Masao Otani

Bunkerhill

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I pick this up along with a number of Japanese American real photo postcards. They all originate from Seattle, dated from 1909 to 1917. Few are captioned. But this one does have a caption on the reverse and I hoped someone might be able to decipher what is written about ' Masao Otani '. My sincere thanks.
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Toritoribe

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謹呈
高欠兄
明治四十二年
八月上旬
撮影
大谷?(より?)

With compliments
To Kōketsu
(male given name, other readings could be possible)
Shot in the beginning of August 1909
From Ōtani
 

Bunkerhill

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Thank you, Toritoribe - as always.

This one is part of a group of 27 RPPC / real photo post cards which originated in Seattle. A good group with a few shots of Japanese Americans involved in a parade. The man I bought them from purchased the, from an elderly Japanese American lady in Chicago.

In regard to Otani: pretty sure that's a baseball cap he is wearing. Hope to track down the school the ' M ' signifies.
 

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Michigan's the first one that comes to mind cause blue. However, maize would show up as well so it's, unlikely, to me Michigan.
 
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