San Shashin Shimbun, December 11, 1947

San Shashin Shimbun [The Sun Pictorial Daily], December 11, 1947

“Washington Heights: The Pleasures of Paradise”

Published in a pictorial daily newspaper, this article was a reporter’s impression of life in Washington Heights. He described an idyllic scene of American home life with children laughing and playing games in the yard; implying that it was a place of happiness, where all materials needs were met.

The photographs included a flower arranging lesson for U.S. military housewives, a shopping basket full of items for a weekend trip, and the Commissary PX, which, according to the caption, sold everything from vegetables to meat shipped from the U.S.