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Barracks interior

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ddr-densho-36-39 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i36-00039)

Museum of History & Industry Collection

Barracks apartments were small--approximately 8 by 10 feet or 15 by 20 feet--and offered little privacy. Japanese Americans tried hard to make the stark apartments homier. They made furniture, such as the vanity table in this redecorated barracks apartment, which was constructed by hand from scrap lumber.

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Courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection (number 86.5 (1), Puyallup-Japanese Colony), Museum of History & Industry

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