Mrs. Toriko Nohagi, nurse of newborn Jap[anese] Prince (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Mrs. Toriko Nohagi, nurse of newborn Jap[anese] Prince

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 3787-11


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 06/Dec/2013 22:33:49

    Can't read the year on the date sticker, but presumably the Prince is this guy, Hirohito's younger brother:

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    • 09/Dec/2013 05:11:14

    One of the few people in the Bain photos who is still alive.

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    Chris Mejia

    • 13/Dec/2013 04:43:07

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    Jon (LOC P&P)

    • 07/Jan/2014 19:35:45

    Thanks rjones0856 for the additional information. Someone else pointed out that today his name is Prince Mikasa, but in this photo he was named Prince Sumi. He didn't become Prince Mikasa until 1935.

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    • 03/Apr/2014 20:34:42

    A cropped version of this photo ran in the April 2, 1916 Sunday (Portland) Oregonian with the caption: " There was keen competition in Tokyo for the honor of being nurse to the baby recently born to the Empress. Mrs. Torimo Nohagi [sic] was the successful competitor. A Japanese nurse in an ordinary family receives $3.60 to $7.50 a month, but the honor of caring for the Imperial baby will make Mrs. Nohagi and her family historic persons.