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Picture brides

Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 2

Mother's background: her family's decision to follow her husband to the United States
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Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 3

Mother's experience as a "picture bride," encountering a new lifestyle upon arrive in the U.S.
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Henry Miyatake Interview I Segment 4

Mother's family background and arrival as a "picture bride"
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Gordon Hirabayashi Interview I Segment 6

Parents' marriage, discussion of picture bride system
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Japanese Bride Cannot Join Picture Husband. Mrs. Okita Masu, Married by Proxy, Detained at Immigration Station Because of Eye Trouble. (May 13, 1910)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 13, 1910, p. 17
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Picture Brides Banned. Japanese Embassy Confirms Report Immigration Will Be Curbed. (December 21, 1919)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 21, 1919, p. 31
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Japanese Brides Await Grooms. Bevy of Pretty Maids Held at Immigration Station for Identification of Husbands, Whose Pictures They Married. (May 31, 1908)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 31, 1908, p. 27
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Picture Bride Leaves Hubby. He Asks U.S. to Deport Her. Oriental Maid Decides Her Spouse Won't Do -- Misrepresented Finances, She Says -- He Charges Trick to Enter Country. (January 22, 1920)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 22, 1920, p. 9
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New Immigration Bill Ends Picture Brides (February 23, 1916)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 23, 1916, p. 4
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Would Put Ban on Importation to U.S. Of Picture Brides (October 31, 1919)

The Seattle Daily Times, October 31, 1919, p. 9
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