Japanese silk weavers, ca. 1920
During the 1920s, millions of dollars of Japanese raw silk came through the port of Seattle on the way to mills in the eastern United States. From time to time, groups of Japanese businessmen and other Japanese citizens visited the city to promote the silk trade.In this photo, taken around 1920, four Japanese silk weavers in kimonos pose for the photographer. They traveled to Seattle with one of the visiting silk trade commissions.
Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5
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