- MS 196
- circa 1948-1952
The Mac Suzuki Photograph Collection, MS 196, contains 838 color slides of 35 mm film taken by Mac Suzuki, MD. Most of the images were taken in Japan between 1948 and 1952 while Dr. Suzuki’s worked with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. This material was donated by the children of Dr. Suzuki. The images are good condition although there is some evidence of vinegar syndrome. Most of the slides are Kodachrome with rich color and very sharp images depicting rural, tourist and work related scenes. A few slides are an off-brand of film, which account for the vinegar syndrome.
The slides are Kodachrome with rich color and very sharp images depicting rural, tourist and work related scenes. The slides were stored in a metal, baked enamel, slide storage container. One unusual characteristic of the storage system is how Dr. Suzuki identified the slides. He used different colors of ink to write on the edges of the cardboard film holder. Using this method, he indicated the subjects of slides, such as Rice, Nikko, etc. Rice depicts rice farming in Japan in the 1950s. Nikko depicts the resort area in the 1950s. Now, the slides are in inert plastic sleeves in folders organized by slide number. This collection is 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).