Work and jobs

Both Issei and Nisei took jobs within the camps, at wages set not to exceed soldiers' pay: $12 per month for unskilled labor, $16 for skilled labor, and $19 for professional employees. WRA staff was paid much more for the same jobs. Though public opinion mandated such low pay, dissatisfied Japanese Americans objected to losing their right to make a decent living. They had to use their sparse income for necessities, such as warm clothing and shoes.

Work and jobs (545)

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Commercial artist (ddr-densho-93-1)
img Commercial artist (ddr-densho-93-1)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Ahio Matsumoto, commercial artist.
The Newell Star, Vol. III, No. 4 (January 25, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-114)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. III, No. 4 (January 25, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-114)
Selected article titles: "Jobs Available for Those Who May be Released" (pp. 1-2), "Express Appreciation of Cooperation Shown" (p. 1), and "N. J. Farm Reiterates Need for More Workers" (p. 2).
Mess hall staff posing for a group photo (ddr-densho-292-3)
img Mess hall staff posing for a group photo (ddr-densho-292-3)
Caption on reverse: "Torakichi Nishioka 4th from left, top row. Washed dishes for $16 month, doctors just $19 month. Mess hall staff, Topaz. Top row, 2nd from right Hosoda (last name). This family owned mochi stores in San Francisco."
Nisei standing in concentration camp firebreak (ddr-densho-111-1)
img Nisei standing in concentration camp firebreak (ddr-densho-111-1)
Elaine Ishikawa Hayes was employed by Tule Lake's recreation department. She is pictured here standing in the firebreak near the recreation department barracks.
Man farming (ddr-hmwf-1-97)
img Man farming (ddr-hmwf-1-97)
"Man farming with Heart Mountain in the background"
Camp Maintenance (ddr-hmwf-1-70)
img Camp Maintenance (ddr-hmwf-1-70)
"Men maintaining camp areas" xx Super Ikonta B, April 8-1944
Men Working (ddr-hmwf-1-542)
img Men Working (ddr-hmwf-1-542)
"Sidney, 12/30/1944" as described on back, men standing together out in a field
Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-196)
img Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-196)
"Japanese and Caucasion nurses in front of Nurse Quarter"
Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-582)
img Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-582)
Caucasian nurses posing on steps to Nurses Quarter
Girl Typing (ddr-hmwf-1-111)
img Girl Typing (ddr-hmwf-1-111)
"Yasu Yamaoka, Blocks Office, 29-25, Feb 4 1944" as described on back, l7 f5.6 1/10, super xx DK20-5-D76-25
Mess Crew (ddr-hmwf-1-139)
img Mess Crew (ddr-hmwf-1-139)
"Mess 29-27, drying crew, heart mt, wyo, april 24 1943" as described on back, 1 sec f9
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 27, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-31)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 27, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-31)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 27, 1942). Envelope is postmarked July 27, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 17, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-12)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 17, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-12)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 17, 1942). Envelope (addressed "Miss 'Flea' Wilson") is postmarked October 17, 1942 from the Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (July 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-113)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (July 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-113)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (July 14, 1944). Envelope is postmarked July 19, 1944 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (May 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-111)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (May 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-111)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (May 14, 1944). Envelope is postmarked May 15, 1944 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
Guayule plants (ddr-densho-151-383)
img Guayule plants (ddr-densho-151-383)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. View of one of the lath house where seedlings are grown under controlled conditions, for the guyaule rubber experiment project.
Japanese Americans making camouflage nets (ddr-densho-151-409)
img Japanese Americans making camouflage nets (ddr-densho-151-409)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Making camouflage nets for the War Department. This is one of several War and Navy Department projects carried on by persons of Japanese ancestry in relocation centers.
Japanese Americans making camouflage nets (ddr-densho-151-408)
img Japanese Americans making camouflage nets (ddr-densho-151-408)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Making camouflage nets for the War Department. This is one of several War and Navy Department projects carried on by persons of Japanese ancestry in relocation centers.
Japanese American making camouflage net (ddr-densho-151-412)
img Japanese American making camouflage net (ddr-densho-151-412)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Making camouflage nets for the War Department. This is one of several War and Navy Department projects carried on by persons of Japanese ancestry in relocation centers.
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