Leora Smith joined her husband in Japan in 1947, where he was on leave from the Air Force to the Counter Intelligence Corps. He arrived in Japan in 1946 and was stationed in Yokohama. Dependent housing was just being built in Yokohama at that time, so Smith and her husband were temporarily housed in the Fujiya Hotel. In the interview, she describes the hotel and the dependent housing in which they later lived. Smith returned to the United States, but soon came back to Japan — this time she served in the Department of Army, Civilian (DAC) as an Administrative Secretary in a Civil Affairs Office in Kure. An avid photographer, the collection includes 46 photographs taken by Smith, which capture the everyday life of the Japanese, such as children in the classroom and the harvesting of rice. The photographs were taken in various locations, including Nagano, Odawara, Kamakura, Kure, and Mount Fuji.
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The Leora Smith Photographs were donated to the Prange Collection in October 2014.