Exterior pictures of school, Yokohama Christian School for the Blind, Japan

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.244

Description: .244a: black-and-white glossy. A one-level building has a lot of windows around it, a slanted roof, and an American flag in front of it. In front of the building, several children in school uniforms are walking around and sitting. There are power lines around the building, as well as hedges and landscaping. From the building, there is a grassy hill down, as well as steps coming down from the building. Handwritten "3" in top right corner. .244b: black-and-white glossy. A road is visible diagonally through the lower half of the picture. A building is off the side of the road, and next to it two columns with the name of the school--Yokohama Christian School for the Blind Children--one of which has the name in English, and the other in Japanese. There are other, farther buildings visible to the right. Attached Description: white paper with handwritten blue ink, "3. Main Bldg before the war during Dr. Drapers regime. (Methodist)." Handwritten "4" in top right corner. 4. Entrance to the compound as it now is since V-J day. New buildings [scratched] completed to bring school back to pre-war accommodations. Adjoining land-indie farmers are cultivating so cost is hight $10,000 to buy the desired acre or so. across road Mr. Marmura [sp?] owns land in his own name "appropriated" by U.S. which he hopes to have returned some day + if gov. officers homes now on land and city owned land in same vicinity are possible for him to obtain, then he envisions a large and beautiful Xtian school including house for Blind women as one unit. Keeps school enrollment to 40 and staff of 12 teachers so students have much indie attentions and atmosphere youre[?] large family maintained. Teachers receive no pay. Many have grown there with no home and for their keeps are happy to share with others what has been given to them. All are Christian teachers. M. Yoshomoto (speaks English well) and an "elder statesman" of the Xtian church."

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 4" (h) x 5.25" (w) - 3.5" x 6"

Photographer: Not identified

History/Provenance: Received with John Milton Society for the Blind (JMS) records from the American Foundation for the Blind.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Americans in foreign countries Handwriting Japan Schools for the blind and visually impaired World War II