Bodies and StructuresMain MenuWhat We're DoingOverview essayHow to Use This SiteAn orientationModulesList of modulesTag MapConceptual indexComplete Grid VisualizationGrid Visualization of Bodies and StructuresGeotagged MapGeographic IndexWhat We LearnedContributors share what they learned through the Bodies and Structures process.ReferencesReferences tag for all modules and essayContributorsContributor BiosAcknowledgementsAcknowledgementsContact usContact information pageLicensing and ImagesThe original content of this site is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND International 4.0 License.Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5fDavid Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d238145277 This publication is hosted on resources provided by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences IT department at NC State University.
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These images differ from those in the "Daily Life and Work" page in that here, labor does not appear to be the major focus of either Charles Gail or the people in the photographs. Instead, Gail seems particularly interested in trying to capture the portraiture (attire and physical characteristics of the people themselves), which he often described in writing on backs of the images.
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12018-04-23T13:40:25-04:00"The old Mamasan"4""This old Mamason was none too happy to be cornered for a picture, but after I took it I bowed and thanked her in Japanese and she gave me a big toothless smile. If you look closely you can see the tattoos on her hands and wrists that are placed on there at marriage. This was outlawed in 1879 by the Japanese, but there are still lots of them to be seen. The material in her dress is of local origins."plain2018-12-05T18:15:25-05:00The Gail Project1951-1952Dustin WrightCharles Eugene GailThe Gail Project; University of California, Santa CruzUsed with permission
12018-04-23T13:40:33-04:00Man in straw hat3Okinawan man in straw hatplain2018-12-05T18:18:23-05:00The Gail Project1952-1953Dustin WrightCharles Eugene GailThe Gail Project; University of California, Santa CruzUsed with permission
12018-04-23T13:40:46-04:00"Tattooed hands"3"This old lady has the tattooed hands and was smoking a cigarette with the holder which turns up at the end. They are very common here. Also from her behavior while I was taking the picture, I decided she was also quite familiar with saki (sic). The lady in the background is grinding beans in a mortar and pestle type grinder."plain2018-12-05T16:56:10-05:00The Gail Project1952-1953Dustin WrightCharles Eugene GailThe Gail Project; University of California, Santa CruzUsed with permission
12018-04-23T13:40:27-04:00Elderly man walking with cane3Elderly man walking with caneplain2018-12-05T18:20:04-05:00The Gail Project1952-1953Dustin WrightCharles Eugene GailThe Gail Project; University of California, Santa CruzUsed with permission
12018-04-23T13:40:46-04:00"Tattoos"3Notice the tattoos on her wrist, an old marrying custom."plain2018-12-05T18:13:42-05:00The Gail Project1952-1953Dustin WrightCharles Eugene GailThe Gail Project; University of California, Santa CruzUsed with permission
12018-04-23T13:40:27-04:00Portrait of smiling man3When Gail Project members took the photos to Okinawa to share with people there, some remarked that the man in the picture was "definitely Filipino." This could indeed be accurate, given that many Filipinos did follow U.S. military labor networks from the Philippines to Okinawa.plain2018-12-05T18:16:44-05:00The Gail Project1952-1953Dustin WrightCharles Eugene GailThe Gail Project; University of California, Santa CruzUsed with permission