[Photography]. S. Hirata. The Story of Japanese Raw Silk. [N.p., probably Tokyo, n.d., ca. 1946]. Album of forty-seven mounted photographs of the manufacture of silk.

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    Presented to Major General Daniel Noce. Oblong quarto. With forty-seven leaves, each one with a black and white photograph (each approximately 4 x 6 inches) mounted onto the leaf, and with a typed caption mounted beneath. String-tied patterned silk binding. Some wear, soiling to binding, some leaves foxed (not affecting photographs). A very good example of an interesting item showcasing the Japanese raw silk industry, beginning with the cultivation of silk worms, up to the shipping of raw silk bales. General Daniel Noce (1894-1976) had a distinguished career of service, serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff of U. S. Forces in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, and was the Director of Plans and Operations at Headquarters at war's end. In 1946 to 1948, he was the Director of the War Department's Civil Affairs Division, in which he led cultural and economic missions in the far east, establishing relations between the Philippines and Japan (presumably where he acquired this album).

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