This item is a video file.

Mr. Shima (1914)

Produced in 1914, this 15-minute, black-and-white film captures the California estate of George Shima (born Kinji Ushijima, 1864-1924), one of the wealthiest Japanese-American farmers of the time. The film is unique in that it contains footage of several South Asian laborers on the farm, in two sections: "Migrant Laborers from India" (1:09-1:20), and "Onion Fields" (1:21-1:44). Shima's farms were located in the Stockton-Sacramento delta, and his home (also captured in the film) was located at 2601 College Avenue in Berkeley, Ca.

Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Labor, Early Immigration

Date: 1914
Subject(s): George Shima
Type: Moving Image
Language: English, Japanese
Publisher: San Joaquin Delta College
Location: California

Holding Institution: University of California - Berkeley
Digitizer: Internet Archive
Item History: 2011-10-24 (created); 2013-10-28 (modified)

* This digital object may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media without express written consent from the copyright holder and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. If you are the rightful copyright holder of this item and its use online constitutes an infringement of your copyright, please contact us by email at to discuss its removal from the archive.