Metal trough in Tule Lake internee restroom and shower building

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Frank Sato Collection

A series of photographs taken by Harry Gamble and his team at Manzanar and Tule Lake concentration camps as part of their research. This research was then used to lobby for Tule Lake and not Manzanar be the camp to be designated a National Historic Landmark.

The trough was most likely used either as a urinal or a hand washing station.

c. 1983


Still Image


Courtesy of the Frank Sato Collection, Densho