Jun Fujita

Introducing photographer, poet and artist Jun Fujita. Fujita was an Issei, a term used by Japanese Americans referring to the first generation to migrate from Japan. Born on December 13, 1888 in Hiroshima prefecture, he migrated to Canada as a teenager, before finally settling in Chicago in 1909.

DEAR JOHNNY-LETTERS HOME FROM SWEDEN 1977

Credit where credit is due, it’s down to the beady eyes of Dave Carroll from La Rocka, who spotted the striking similarity of this mid-century American tux with one worn by John Lydon on the Sex Pistols 1977 Swedish tour. Both jackets are cut from a yellow silk damask fabric with black silk revers, and turn back cuffs. Lydon’s undoubtedly an original 50s one also, has been modified by being crudely cropped in half, turning it into an almost razored bolero.

FOUND (VIETNAM)

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Found photographs always make for fascinating viewing in a socio-political fashion context, these piqued our interest because some date to a pre-Vietnam war Indochina of the 1950s. Beautiful people, great styles. Think Scent Of The Green Papaya and Graham Greene’s The Quiet American and you get the picture…

EVEREST RECONNAISANCE EXPEDITION 1951 SUPPLEMENT + YETIS

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Everest pictures and Yetis, what more could you want from a post! Some two years before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first (confirmed for all you Mallory enthusiasts) climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, a small team including Hillary in the party made a Reconnaissance Expedition to Everest. Captured here in this recent find from a Times Special Supplement in 1951 we thought we should share…