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.

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Recreation department staff (ddr-densho-111-3)
img Recreation department staff (ddr-densho-111-3)
Staff of Tule Lake concentration camp's recreation department. They are sitting on a stage platform which was built in a firebreak, and used for various performances. Second row from front, ninth from left is Harry Mayeda, the Recreation Department Director. Elaine Ishikawa Hayes is in the third row, sixth from left.
Two Nisei nurses (ddr-densho-325-153)
img Two Nisei nurses (ddr-densho-325-153)
Written on the front of the photograph "To a sell friend, Sumito Sincerely, Hisa". Written on the back of the photograph is "July, 1944".
Piano Lesson (ddr-hmwf-1-517)
img Piano Lesson (ddr-hmwf-1-517)
"Piano Lessons, 29-25 N, Jan 12 1944, l9 f6.3 1/10, PlusX DK 20 50' D76 20'" as described on back" Julia Kuwahara, Nagata
Men Working (ddr-hmwf-1-482)
img Men Working (ddr-hmwf-1-482)
Men working between barracks buildings
Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-580)
img Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-580)
"Ward 7 Nurses Aides, Hospital Ht.Mt. July 31-1943 2:30pm, l7 f9 1/2 sec. Agfa Superpan Supreme DK20 21 min, C#2 25-30, #2 70" as described on back
Collecting coal (ddr-hmwf-1-76)
img Collecting coal (ddr-hmwf-1-76)
"Men and women collecting coal between barracks" Jan 11, 1944
Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-585)
img Nurses (ddr-hmwf-1-585)
Nurses, in uniform, gathered together outside of building