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Yasuo Kuniyoshi draft of a letter to James Reed, 1942

Yasuo Kuniyoshi draft of a letter to James Reed, 1942

Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1893-1953

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Title: Yasuo Kuniyoshi draft of a letter to James Reed

Date: 1942

Physical Details: Letter : 8 p. : handwritten ; 28 x 22 cm.

Description: Draft of Kuniyoshi's response to James Reed, a schoolchild at the Sheldon School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kuniyoshi discusses how he came to America, the World War II conflict, and his love for the U.S. despite the laws that bar him from citizenship.

Date based on date of letter from Reed to which Kuniyoshi is responding, and other letters from Sheldon School students received in response to Kuniyoshi's response. This item should be viewed with item 17223.

Creator: Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1893-1953

Forms part of: Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2013

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Yasuo Kuniyoshi draft of a letter to James Reed, 1942. Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 17222