On the Way to the Camps: A Photo Essay


 

 

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Photo: Dorthea Lang, Library of Congress
Online Source:
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf093.jpg

 

 

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Kent, Washington. March 2, 1944. United Press International (UPI)
Online Source: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/aasc/ex9066/finger.jpg

 

 

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Los Angeles, California. Japanese-American evacuation from West Coast areas under
U.S. Army war emergency order. Reading evacuation orders on bulletin board
at Mary Knoll mission. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945"  American Memory Website

 

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Los Angeles, California. Japanese-American evacuation from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Reading evacuation orders on bulletin board at Maryknoll mission. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Santa Anita reception center, Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of Japanese and Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Waiting for registration. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Santa Anita reception center, Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of Japanese and Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Registering Japanese-Americans. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Los Angeles, California. Japanese-American evacuation from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Waiting for a train which will take them to Owens Valley. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of the Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese-Americans going to camp at Owens Valley gather around baggage car at the old Santa Fe Station. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese-American family waiting for train to take them to Owens Valley. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese-American child who is being evacuated with his parents to Owens Valley. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Santa Anita reception center, Los Angeles County, California. Baggage of Japanese-Americans being inspected as they arrive from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 Apr.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Aerial view--Heart Mountain Camp
Online Source:
http://chem.nwc.cc.wy.us/HMDP/8201108p.jpg

 

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Duststorms were common at Manzanar Camp. In this arid climate, the barracks offered little shelter from the summer heat or winter storms.
Online Source: http://members.aol.com/EARTHSUN/Manzanar.html

 

 

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The camps were surrounded by barbed wire. Guards with machine guns were posted at watchtowers (see below) with orders to shoot anyone who tried to escape.
Online source: http://members.aol.com/EARTHSUN/Manzanar.html

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Mess line at the camp at Forrest City, Arkansas. Locke, Edwin, photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1937 Feb.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Nyssa, Oregon. FSA (Farm Security Administration) mobile camp. Farmers send trucks to the camp to pick up the Japanese-American farm workers living there. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1942 July.
Online Source:
"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945" at the Library of Congress’s American Memory Website

 

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Photo smuggled from Tule Lake. from Wayne M. Collins. Michi Weglyn, Years of Infamy, Morrow Quill Paperbacks, New York, 1976, p. 16.
Online Source: http://www.geocities.com:0080/Athens/8420/gallery.html

 

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Prison within a prison. A steel cell block for four prisoners. Manzanar. UCLA Research Library. National Archives. Michi Weglyn, Years of Infamy, Morrow Quill Paperbacks, New York, 1976, p. 18.
Online Source: http://www.geocities.com:0080/Athens/8420/gallery.html

 

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