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How did an authentic Japanese house become part of the famed San Francisco World's Fair in a time just preceding World War II?
The History Detectives attempt to reveal the origins of the house and explain how it came to be featured.
They will also discover how the house made its way to America in the first place, and how it survived during the internment and relocation of its Japanese-American owners.
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- Latest CommentIt turns out that this collage was sold last fall: http://www.worthpoint.com/wort... I wonder if it would be possible to contact the buyer by way of the auction house about getting a print made. (6 months ago)
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- FacebookCongrats on your exhibit, TZ! Here's a Washington Post article about the exhibit, everyone, and the great story TZ and Elyse did on his "Our Colored Heroes" story. http://tinyurl.com/mzpuyo8 http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/our-colored-heroes/ (6 months ago)