Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

Industry and employment (346)

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Portrait of Japanese American nurse (ddr-densho-242-15)
img Portrait of Japanese American nurse (ddr-densho-242-15)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Sachi Komuro - probably 1939. Graduated from St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, CA. She was our aunt and step sister to Nobue. Went on as a career nurse in Honolulu, HI."
Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
img Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
Inscription on front: "To K. Hatchimonji with sincere regards Sessue Hayakawa." Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Sessue Hayakawa, Hollywood film actor. No other information available."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-55)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-55)
Overview of damsite. Caption on left: "Later stage of the Dam."
Excavation pit (ddr-densho-258-41)
img Excavation pit (ddr-densho-258-41)
Excavation site with crane. Caption on right: "The Dixie Pit all the dirt used to build the dam is conveyed from here to the Dam, which is about one mile and quarter."
Excavator crane (ddr-densho-258-39)
img Excavator crane (ddr-densho-258-39)
Wide shot of a construction site (probably Anderson Dam) with a crane and a few vehicles. Caption on left: "The 'Monigan' can pick up 12 yards at a time."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-47)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-47)
Overlooking construction site. Caption on right: "Dixie Pit and the Pendulum."
Construction site at night (ddr-densho-258-49)
img Construction site at night (ddr-densho-258-49)
Construction site lit up by industrial lights. Caption on left: "Night view of the Dam."
Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
img Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
Trucks being loaded with excavation material. Caption on right: "The Whiffle Pit."
Damsite (ddr-densho-258-43)
img Damsite (ddr-densho-258-43)
Overview of damsite. Caption on right: "View of dam site from up river [sic]."
Earth conveyor (ddr-densho-258-46)
img Earth conveyor (ddr-densho-258-46)
Overlooking construction site. Caption on left: "Full view of the conveyor."
Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-40)
img Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-40)
Wide shot of a construction site with equipment and vehicles. Caption on left: "First stage of Dam."
Constructing a road (ddr-densho-258-58)
img Constructing a road (ddr-densho-258-58)
Earth-moving equipment constructing a road. Caption below: "The new road being leaded to Pine [?]."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
Equipment being towed by construction vehicle, with conveyor in the background. Caption on left: "Toothing the Dam."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-44)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-44)
Overlooking construction site outbuildings. Caption on right: "Machine Shops. Compressor House. Blacksmith Shop. Warehouse. Bulk Plant. Time office. Cook House. Bunk Houses."
Damsite (ddr-densho-258-42)
img Damsite (ddr-densho-258-42)
Overview of damsite, through trees. Caption on left: "Overlooking the Dam site."
Pouring concrete walls (ddr-densho-258-57)
img Pouring concrete walls (ddr-densho-258-57)
Men working at the damsite. Caption on left: "Pouring the walls."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
Caption on right: "The 12 yard Belly Dump and Roller."
Anderson Dam (1944) (ddr-densho-258-61)
img Anderson Dam (1944) (ddr-densho-258-61)
Overview of the damsite. Caption below: "The Dam at August 1944."
Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-56)
img Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-56)
Men working at the damsite. Caption on right: "Tamping along the walls."
Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-54)
img Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-54)
Men working on construction site. Caption below: "Rock Drillers at work."
Tunnel (ddr-densho-258-62)
img Tunnel (ddr-densho-258-62)
View into a tunnel. Caption below: "The Tunnel."
Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-38)
img Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-38)
Wide shot of a construction site with cranes, retaining walls, trucks, scaffolding, and workers. Caption on right: "First stage of Dam 1942. Anderson Dam Idaho. Earth filled dam."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-48)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-48)
Conveyor used in constructing the dam. Caption on right: "The Muck rolling in the Dam."
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