Manzanar

Concentration Camp

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Camp street construction (ddr-densho-37-410)
img Camp street construction (ddr-densho-37-410)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar, California. A street is being constructed at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Construction workers with military police (ddr-densho-37-820)
img Construction workers with military police (ddr-densho-37-820)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Time out to talk over the construction of water pipes at this War Relocation Authority center.
Mess hall food (ddr-densho-37-413)
img Mess hall food (ddr-densho-37-413)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Meals are being served cafeteria style at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Women playing softball (ddr-densho-37-332)
img Women playing softball (ddr-densho-37-332)
Original WRA caption: "Manzanar, California. [Unreadable] life goes between work hours for Japanese evacuees living at the Manzanar relocation center. Maye Noma crouches behind the plate as [unreadable] goes to bat in a practice game between members of a Los Angeles softball team which came intact to camp." Part of the WRA caption was covered by ...
Girls' basketball game (ddr-densho-37-817)
img Girls' basketball game (ddr-densho-37-817)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Basketball games are part of the regular scheduled recreational events, which help to fill out the lives of residents in relocation centers. These girls are participating in a nip and tuck game, which frequently brought the spectators to their feet.
Military police guarding camp boundary (ddr-densho-37-472)
img Military police guarding camp boundary (ddr-densho-37-472)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees are shown returning to the center for lunch after clearing the land of brush and weeds around the boundary of this War Relocation Authority center. Army Military Police guard these boundaries.
Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
img Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Army military police go on duty to guard the boundaries of this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Military police (ddr-densho-37-822)
img Military police (ddr-densho-37-822)
Original WRA caption: Military Police at assembly center for persons of Japanese ancestry evacuated from coastal areas.
Camp street (ddr-densho-37-810)
img Camp street (ddr-densho-37-810)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Street scene and view of quarters for evacuees of Japanese ancestry at Manzanar reception center. High Sierras in background.
Japanese American resting in a barrack (ddr-densho-37-412)
img Japanese American resting in a barrack (ddr-densho-37-412)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. An evacuee resting on his cot after moving his belongins into this bare barracks room. An army cot and mattress are the only things furnished by the government. All personal belongings were brought by the evacuees.
Japanese Americans playing golf (ddr-densho-37-473)
img Japanese Americans playing golf (ddr-densho-37-473)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy a friendly game of golf at the Manzanar Golf Course. Thee golfers, and other fellow evacuees, when clearing the brush and constructing their own course, took advantage of the natural topography in laying out the nine holes. As can be seen, all greens are sand, ...
Japanese Americans waiting in line for mess hall (ddr-densho-37-812)
img Japanese Americans waiting in line for mess hall (ddr-densho-37-812)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Ready to pass into dining room at Manzanar, a War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Camp construction (ddr-densho-37-409)
img Camp construction (ddr-densho-37-409)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar, California. Construction of barrack apartments for evacuees of Japanese ancestry has commenced at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Relief map depicting camp location (ddr-densho-37-411)
img Relief map depicting camp location (ddr-densho-37-411)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Picture of relief map showing location of Manzanar, War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry, in Owens Valley, California, which is flanked in background by the High Sierras and in foreground by Mount Whitney, loftiest peak in the United States.
Japanese sandals (ddr-densho-37-816)
img Japanese sandals (ddr-densho-37-816)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Close-up of geta, stilt-like sandals, which are especially useful in dust. These are made by evacuee craftsmen in this War Relocation Authority center.
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