[Japan]: n.d. [ca. 1939-1941]. 47 b/w photos. Approximately 6 x 4 inches. Loose in a black clamshell box. Very good copies with slight curl; some with small edge or corner tears; 23 have the name of the film or featured actors/actresses rubber-stamped on the back, in Japanese. Item #43024
One duplicate. Most are group scenes from dramas, a few portraits, a few without characters; subject matter ranges from early historical dramas, to contemporary scenes, to the war and its effects. The dates have been verified on a few, and all fall during the years of the Pacific War, including Tadashi Imai's Tanjiko-mura (1940), "Hanagoyomi hasshojin" (1940) based on the 19th century novel, "Josei hongan" (1940) made in the same year as the novel by Kan Kikuchi, Yasuki Chiba's "Kuso buraku" (1939). The balance of the stills appear to date within approximately the same period.