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Maker(s):Kageyama Kōyō
Culture:Japanese (1907-1981)
Title:The Death of My Family's Third Son, Yo-tchan
Date Made:1951-04-26
Materials:gelatin silver print
Measurements:Sheet: 11 x 14"; Image: 8.625 x 12.875"
Accession Number:  AC 2014.64
Credit Line:Museum purchase with gift of funds from Scott H. Nagle (Class of 1985) in honor of Samuel C. Morse, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Richard Templeton (Class of 1931) Photography Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Kageyama’s third son and fourth child, Yoshihiko, was born in 1946 at the height of the deprivations of the immediate postwar period. The whole family suffered from a lack of food during these years. In 1950, at the age of four, Yoshihiko was sent to live with Kageyama’s brother, but less than a year later he fell gravely ill and died as a result of the lingering effects of malnutrition. Kageyama photographed his mother attending the deceased child in the main room of their house in Fujisawa.

Professor Samuel C. Morse, 2015

families; deaths; mourning; children; women; elderly; lighting; sadness

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