|Title||Quiet Detour (man walking in street), ca. 1950 |
|Date||ca. 1950 |
|Historical Background||Clarence Takeya Arai (1901-1963) was an active member of Seattle's Japanese American community, best known for his instrumental role in the formation of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). In 1924, he became the first Japanese American to graduate from the University of Washington Law School. Arai was active in local politics and served as vice president of the 37th Legislative District Republican Club and as a state delegate to the Republican convention. In 1934, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for a seat in the state legislature. During Work War II he was interned at Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho.
After Arai retired from law practice he devoted his time to photography. His photos were exhibited all over the country and internationally, and he was honored by the Photographic Society of America.
|Notes||Verso has stamps and stickers from photography clubs and exhibitions, including the Des Moines International exhibition in January 1951. Also written on verso is a list of 23 places throughout Canada and the United States where the photo was exhibited between 1950 and 1951.|
PH Coll 893.13
|Digital Collection||Modern Photographers Collection|
|Order Number||MPH1772 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Clarence T. Arai photographs. PH Coll 893 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2012 |