Wing Luke Asian Museum Collection ddr-densho-39

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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 continued to ...
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 ...
Camp site (ddr-densho-39-11)
img Camp site (ddr-densho-39-11)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of the area outside the Minidoka internment camp including the farm area. Sagebrush can be seen in the foreground and what appears to be farm equipment in the background. There is a road on the mid-left and a great expanse of sky with clouds. (Info from original museum ...
Japanese Americans working on a farm (ddr-densho-39-12)
img Japanese Americans working on a farm (ddr-densho-39-12)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a farm on the outskirts of the Minidoka internment camp. Workers are all women, five of whom are on the left side with one standing and two women squatting on the right. Other women are working in the back. (Info from original museum description) Japanese Americans raised ...
Embroidery class (ddr-densho-39-13)
img Embroidery class (ddr-densho-39-13)
Left to right: Mrs. Okita, Mrs. Torii, Mrs. Fukuda (teacher), Mrs. Matsuda, Mrs. Hamada, and Mrs. Iwashita.
Camp arts and crafts exhibit (ddr-densho-39-14)
img Camp arts and crafts exhibit (ddr-densho-39-14)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of an arts and crafts exhibit in an auditorium at the Minidoka internment camp. Rows of tables are seen with arts and crafts displays. Hanging upright are scrolls, embroidery, paintings and drawings. In the foreground are a model of a water tower on the left and a desk ...
Aerial view of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-39-15)
img Aerial view of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-39-15)
Original museum description: Photograph, back and white glossy of an aerial view of the Minidoka internment camp. Photo shows barrack type buildings, some with tar paper construction and others without. Canal is in the background. Two roads lead to a "V" formation. (Info from original museum description)
Issei woman walking to the shower (ddr-densho-39-17)
img Issei woman walking to the shower (ddr-densho-39-17)
Kadju Nishimura on her way to the shower. She is wearing geta (Japanese wooden clogs). Geta kept her feet clean as she walked through the dirt and mud to reach the shower facility.
Child eating in mess hall (ddr-densho-39-18)
img Child eating in mess hall (ddr-densho-39-18)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a little boy (girl?) ready to bite into a morsel of food at the Minidoka internment camp. There is a plate with two huge sausages and a roll. A coffee cup full of coffee and other plates and another coffee cup are in view. Windows have curtains. ...
Buddhist funeral (ddr-densho-39-19)
img Buddhist funeral (ddr-densho-39-19)
The elaborate floral wreaths and arrangements for this Buddhist funeral service were probably fashioned from paper by the camp inmates, since they did not have easy access to fresh flowers.
Oyster processing building (ddr-densho-39-21)
img Oyster processing building (ddr-densho-39-21)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a building on pilings in the water. It was used in the oyster business. This could be at Willapa Bay in southwestern Washington. Some fingerprint and gray mark on photo. (Info from original museum description)
Tugboat used in oyster farming (ddr-densho-39-22)
img Tugboat used in oyster farming (ddr-densho-39-22)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a tugboat with a tow line slowing pulling something (a barge?). There is someone standing in the boat. There is a forest in the background. Photo has turned brown. There are spots on the photo. This might possibly be Willapa Bay in southwest Washington at an oyster ...
New Washington Oyster company truck (ddr-densho-39-23)
img New Washington Oyster company truck (ddr-densho-39-23)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a building of an oyster farm complex and a truck backed into the doorway of the building. The truck's sign says "New Washington Brand Oysters." The photo has a smudge mark on the building's roof and is turning brown. This might be at Willapa Bay in southwestern ...
New Washington company truck (ddr-densho-39-24)
img New Washington company truck (ddr-densho-39-24)
Before World War II, Japanese Americans worked in the oyster farming business in the Puget Sound area.
Two children walking between barracks (ddr-densho-39-25)
img Two children walking between barracks (ddr-densho-39-25)
The children are Irene Ito, 4, and her brother Hiroshi, 1 1/2. (Info from original museum description)

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