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Guide to the Senior Seaman Nagano Photograph Album, 1943-1944 and undated

Summary

Senior Seaman Nagano was a navy volunteer flight trainee at Sasebo Air Base in Japan during World War II. Collection comprises a photograph album maintained by Senior Seaman Nagano during his training at Sasebo Air Base during World War II. Contains 79 albumen and gelatin silver photographs, ranging in size from 2.25 x 1.5-inches to 5.875 x 4.25-inches, as well as a few additional paper images that Nagano cut out and pasted into the album. The majority of the photographs are captioned. There are group photographs of the entire school as well as Nagano's class. Photograph topics include physical exercise and judo, drills, formation, and Navy memorial day ceremonies. In addition, there are formal portraits of individuals as well as group portraits of those Nagano knew in flight school and from his hometown. There are also casual images of Nagano's family members, along with a formal portraits, including one of Nagano with his parents. The album cover is decorated with naval and flight images; the cover has become separated from the album.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11607
Title
Senior Seaman Nagano photograph album
Date
1943-1944 and undated
Extent
0.7 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in Japanese

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a photograph album maintained by Senior Seaman Nagano during his training at Sasebo Air Base during World War II. Contains 79 albumen and gelatin silver photographs, ranging in size from 2.25 x 1.5-inches to 5.875 x 4.25-inches, as well as a few additional paper images that Nagano cut out and pasted into the album. The majority of the photographs are captioned. There are group photographs of the entire school as well as Nagano's class. Photograph topics include physical exercise and judo, drills, formation, and Navy memorial day ceremonies. In addition, there are formal portraits of individuals as well as group portraits of those Nagano knew in flight school and from his hometown. There are also casual images of Nagano's family members, along with a formal portraits, including one of Nagano with his parents. The album cover is decorated with naval and flight images; the cover has become separated from the album.

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[Identification of item], Senior Seaman Nagano Photograph Album, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Photograph album
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Senior Seaman Nagano was a navy volunteer flight trainee at Sasebo Air Base in Japan during World War II. He was training to be a pilot on an aircraft carrier. Nagano had an older brother serving in Manchuria and another brother who owned a business in China.


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Provenance

The Senior Seaman Nagano Photograph Album was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, March, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0160