Correspondence between F. Takano and S. Gompers

36)  SG to FT, July 8, 1897.

                                                                 Washington, D.C. July 8th, 1897.

Mr. Furasano [sic] Takano.
#31 Oiwake-cho,Comagome.
Hongo, Tokyo, Japan.

My Dear Sir:--
          Since writing you, there has been another paper which has agreed to come in for the syndicate letter.    I hope for others and 1 feel confident they will come.    But to advise you of this is not the only purpose of this letter.
          The thought has occurred to me that you might get a few photographs of Japanese scenery, such as factories or shops in operation, railroad bridges, machinery, etc.    If you can get those photographs or good pictures of them, I will have half-tones made of them and accompany your letters.    One with each letter would, I think, be sufficient.    I think, also, that you should limit the letters to about between twelve and fifteen hundred words.    Of course, I do not set this arbitrarily, simply as a suggestion for a guide.
          Trusting that you are well, and hoping that I may hear from you soon, I am,
Sincerely yours,
                                                                Samuel Gompers.
                                                            President A.F. of L.