Correspondence between F. Takano and S. Gompers
Washington, D.C. July 8th, 1897.
Mr. Furasano [sic] Takano.
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,
President A.F. of L.