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Nebraska by Way of Hiroshima

By Amy Lifson | HUMANITIES, January/February 2008 | Volume 29, Number 6

Perched atop an English saddle and sporting leather riding boots in this 1913 pose, Saburo Shindo literally sits astride the cultural diversity that marked his life as a Hiroshima-born Nebraskan restaurateur. An NEH preservation grant enabled the Stuhr Museum to assess 28,000 glass-plate negatives and 4,000 prints by photographer Julius Leschinsky.