A very happy-looking boy with a blonde crewcut poses outside the front yard of his home on a fine spring day. The "modern"-looking house sits on a small lot close to the road, but this photograph appears to have been taken in the countryside, as a graveled road runs adjacent to the house. Images such as this one inspired the illustrator Norman Rockwell, whose artwork featured a vibrant, growing American middle class during the mid-century.
Taken by George Sakata, a photographer featured throughout our website. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. Click here for more information on the 442nd RCB unit.
Country: United States Source: Sakata