Wing Luke Asian Museum Collection

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The photographs in the collection of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1920s-1940s, focus primarily on oyster farming and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The images from Minidoka include barracks, schools, and leisure activities such as sports and arts and crafts.

1920s-1940s

1920s-1940s

54 photographic prints, black and white

Wing Luke Asian Museum

Courtesy of the Wing Luke Asian Museum

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Copyright restricted

54 Objects

Family digging clams on Puget Sound (ddr-densho-39-1)
img Family digging clams on Puget Sound (ddr-densho-39-1)
Clam digging was a favorite pastime for Seattle's Japanese American community. This is the Takakoshi family. Left to right: Fumiko, Sumijiro, Katsumi and Shizuko Takakoshi.
Tashiro's Hardware Store (ddr-densho-39-2)
img Tashiro's Hardware Store (ddr-densho-39-2)
Tashiro's Hardware Store, established in 1917, was a prominent business located on Prefontaine Avenue in the heart of Seattle's Nihonmachi. Kanjiro Tashiro (without hat) sold Japanese folding knives before opening his hardware store in Seattle. During World War II, he stored his inventory at Northcoast Importing. After the war, Tashiro reopened his business and ...
Christmas celebration (ddr-densho-39-3)
img Christmas celebration (ddr-densho-39-3)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a Christmas scene at Minidoka internment camp. Fourteen children are with a Santa Claus and one of the children (a girl) is on his knee. The children are either standing or seated on the floor and one is sitting on the table. There are two trees decorated ...
Dentist's office (ddr-densho-39-4)
img Dentist's office (ddr-densho-39-4)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a dentist's infirmary at Minidoka internment camp. The dentist is working on a man's teeth while three women (one shows only her hair) are working in the back. (Info from original museum description)
Japanese American welding (ddr-densho-39-7)
img Japanese American welding (ddr-densho-39-7)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy taken at Minidoka internment camp. Shows man welding in a shop. Information attached to the back says it is an adult education class in welding. (Info from original museum description)
Hunt High School students (ddr-densho-39-8)
img Hunt High School students (ddr-densho-39-8)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of students at Hunt High School in Minidoka internment camp. Eight students- -four boys and four girls--are standing outside the school gymnasium books in hand. One of the female students is Rose (Suzuki) Obata in front right; another is Reiko Miura in front left, Tosh Mano is on ...
Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-39-9)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-39-9)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white matte of a scene at the Minidoka, Idaho internment camp. Picture shows people boarding bus. Evidently this was due to the closing of the camp, and the people are leaving. Bus says Sun Valley in front and the words Hunt and Shoshone can be read on the side of ...

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