Notes: A rare manuscript document from the Japanese immigrant community in Utah. In this identity document, the secretary of the Japanese Association of Utah (Yuta Nihonjinkai), Suzuki Gorokichi, confirms the identity of Endo Jotaro, a copper miner at the Bingham mine. The document is approved and stamped by the consul-general in San Francisco.
In the first decade of the 20th century, crews of mostly Japanese labor built the Bingham and Garfield Railroad in Utah; when the tracks were finished, many of the laborers began working at the Bingham Copper Mine (later Kennecott Copper). Japanese American material from this era in Utah is quite uncommon.
13 by 9-1/2 inches; rice paper. Mostly brush ink, with pre-printed text stamped in purple; the chop of the consul is red, as is the fingerprint of one of the signatories.
Edition + Condition: Paper a bit wrinkled with some old folds. Nicely preserved.
Publication: 1914 [Taisho 3].
Item No: #362662