Mae Takasugi portrait   Save
Ohio History Connection Archives/Library
Description: This photograph shows Japanese American Mae Takasugi with a parasol, taken in 1943 by Charles Buxton in Alliance, Ohio. The photograph was taken before Mae Takasugi and her husband Kingo left for an incarceration camp in California. Originally residents of California, the couple moved to Alliance in 1940 for Kingo's engineering job. Because the couple still listed California as their place of residency, they were ordered to an incarceration camp in California in 1943, along with Mae's extended family. Mae and Kingo were good friends with Buxton, an amateur photographer. Before the couple left Alliance, Buxton took this portrait of Mae, and when they were forced to leave, Mae gave the parasol and portrait to Buxton as a token of friendship. When they were released, Mae and Kingo moved to Southern California where Kingo continued to work as an engineer. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS7471
Subjects: World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Incarceration camps; Japanese Americans
Places: Alliance (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)