Museum of History & Industry Collection ddr-densho-36
img Funeral service for a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-36-1)
This service for a Nisei soldier was held at the Seattle Buddhist Church.
img Funeral service for a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-36-2)
Funeral service for a Nisei soldier at the Washelli Cemetery.
img Japanese Americans board ship bound for Hawaii (ddr-densho-36-5)
These Japanese Americans are returning to Hawaii from Seattle, Washington, pier 42.
img En route to Manzanar Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-8)
Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, Washington are being transported to the Manzanar Assembly Center, California. Manzanar Assembly Center became a WRA incarceration camp on June 1, 1942.
img Nihonmachi (Japantown) after mass removal (ddr-densho-36-9)
The stores on this block of Sixth Avenue South were closed and boarded up when their Japanese American operators were removed.
img Nihonmachi (Japantown) after mass removal (ddr-densho-36-10)
The Higo Ten-Cent Store, located on Jackson Street. The Murakamis were able to reopen their store after the war because they were able to pay property taxes while interned. Higo Variety Store was run by Aya and Masako Murakami after the war.
img Nihonmachi (Japantown) after mass removal (ddr-densho-36-11)
This is the window of the Jackson Photo Studio, located at 624 Jackson Street. The studio was closed when the Japanese American operators were incarcerated. Note the "For Rent" sign in the window and the sign with the American flag.
img Nihonmachi during mass removal (ddr-densho-36-12)
This is a window front in Seattle's Nihonmachi during the mass removal. Once the incarceration became inevitable, "evacuation" sales were commonplace. Japanese Americans, unsure of the future and knowing they could take into the camps only what they could carry, were forced to sell their real and personal property in one week. Many buyers, knowing the …
img Mass removal processing center (ddr-densho-36-13)
Original caption from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Novel audience--Scene in the old theater at 1319 Rainier Ave. which has been converted into a civil control station for evacuation of Japanese from Seattle this week. The Japanese passed from table to table and when the "show" was over they were ready for their trip to the assembly center …
img Japanese Americans boarding train for Manzanar, California (ddr-densho-36-15)
Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, Washington are being transported to the Manzanar Assembly Center, California.
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-17)
Ritsuko Terayama (left) and Sumiko Furuta as they leave the island on a ferryboat. (Lucille Galbraith, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC). On March 30, 1942, Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island became one of the first groups to be excluded, presumably because of their proximity to the Puget Sound Navy Yard (Terminal Island, near Los Angeles, …
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-24)
Mr. and Mrs. Moji (inside truck) and their dog, King. Japanese Americans were not allowed to take family pets with them to camp and, if they were lucky, left the animals with friends or neighbors. King was very devoted to the Mojis, as this photo indicates. Apparently, the husky bared his fangs at soldiers who tried …