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80121-0009 - Women and children in front of a Japanese grist mill, 1920s

Grist Mill

Artist Unknown
Publisher New York State Education Department
Medium Glass Slide
Period Taisho
Location Outside
Image No. 80121-0009
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Three women and four children stand in front of a large water powered grist mill with a thatched roof.

Water powered mills of all sizes were extremely common in Japan, a mountainous country blessed with much rainfall.

This glass slide is one of a series of slides of Japan that was used by the New York State Education Department to teach students about Japan.


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Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Grist Mill, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on April 12, 2024 (GMT) from

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