Fresno State students looking to identify people in newly discovered historic photos

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) —

Local students are trying to figure out the identities of people photographed nearly a century ago after someone unearthed a box of historic photos.

The photographs are believed to be of the Japanese-American community in Fresno from the 1920s to the 1940s. Fresno State student’s from Dr. Kris Clarke’s social work class put this exhibit together.

It was held at the Fresno Buddhist Temple to see if family members would recognize their loved ones.

“This was just a small class project and we were astounded by the response we got in the community people really had a need to see these photos and really wanted to identify them so we may be going on the road to some other venues,” Fresno State associate professor Kris Clarke said.

The photos were donated to Chinatown Revitalization which is a non-profit group trying to preserve the historic Fresno Chinatown community.

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