Wing Luke Asian Museum Collection ddr-densho-39

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Group photograph in a Japantown restaurant (ddr-densho-39-26)
img Group photograph in a Japantown restaurant (ddr-densho-39-26)
Original museum description: 2 co. of sepia colored photograph, group picture of a gathering of primarily Japanese immigrants at what appears to be Maneki Restaurant in Seattle, dated 1-27-41, photo taken by Jackson Studio. (Info from original museum description)
Japanese Americans doing farm work (ddr-densho-39-27)
img Japanese Americans doing farm work (ddr-densho-39-27)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of Minidoka internees doing farm work along the canal. All of the workers are men with their backs to the camera and with either hoes, pitchforks, or shovels in their hands. Looks like they are clearing sagebrush. Two road graders are in the background. (Info from original museum ...
Japanese American family inside barracks (ddr-densho-39-28)
img Japanese American family inside barracks (ddr-densho-39-28)
Dorothy and Jack Yamaguchi, pictured in the middle and to the far right, with their children and the children's grandmother, were from Seattle, Washington. The Yamaguchis returned to Seattle after World War II and worked to help preserve Japanese American history. They developed a slide show and accompanying book called This Is Minidoka, which they used ...
Issei woman collecting coal in camp (ddr-densho-39-29)
img Issei woman collecting coal in camp (ddr-densho-39-29)
The climate at Minidoka was harsh. Each barrack apartment was equipped with a coal-burning heater that resembled a potbelly stove. This camp inmate is gathering coal for her heater.
Children playing flutes (ddr-densho-39-30)
img Children playing flutes (ddr-densho-39-30)
Original museum description: Photograph taken at Minidoka internment camp, black and white glossy, shows a group of Japanese American girls playing the flute, girls are wearing coats, some have on scarves, barrack is in the background. (Info from original museum description)
Japanese Americans swimming in the irrigation canal (ddr-densho-39-31)
img Japanese Americans swimming in the irrigation canal (ddr-densho-39-31)
Japanese Americans swim in the irrigation canal that ran along the perimeter of the Minidoka concentration camp.
High school students (ddr-densho-39-32)
img High school students (ddr-densho-39-32)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy, shows high school students at Minidoka internment camp at a table, four standing and three seated, probably at their high school from indications on the wall. (Info from original museum description)
Camp farm field (ddr-densho-39-33)
img Camp farm field (ddr-densho-39-33)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a field outside Minidoka internment camp being plowed by two Fordson-Ferguson tractors, chicken farm is on left and landmark water tower in center. (Info from original museum description)
Camp canal (ddr-densho-39-34)
img Camp canal (ddr-densho-39-34)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of canal at Minidoka internment camp that bordered the south side of the camp. Two utility poles stand on each side of the canal. (Info from original museum description)
Japanese American soldiers leaving camp (ddr-densho-39-36)
img Japanese American soldiers leaving camp (ddr-densho-39-36)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy, shows soldiers leaving Minidoka in a covered army truck while people wait to say goodbye. The scene is outside the camp guardhouse that was the entry/exit point for the camp. Two soldiers are seated in the truck while a third leans out. Another soldier is on the ground ...
Schoolchildren (ddr-densho-39-38)
img Schoolchildren (ddr-densho-39-38)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a scene in Minidoka, Idaho[,] internment camp showing school children marching or parading near the barracks. There are two women white teachers and another adult woman at the rear. Some of the children are carrying American flags, and the flagpole in the back is at half staff. ...
Children walking between barracks (ddr-densho-39-39)
img Children walking between barracks (ddr-densho-39-39)
Irene Ito, 4, and brother Hiroshi Ito, 1 1/2. (Info from original museum description)
Japanese Americans working in a wood shop (ddr-densho-39-41)
img Japanese Americans working in a wood shop (ddr-densho-39-41)
Original museum description: Photograph, snapshot size, black and white glossy of three men working at a wood shop at the Minidoka, Idaho camp. They are making wooden trucks. (Info from original museum description)
Memorial service (ddr-densho-39-42)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-39-42)
Original museum description: Photograph taken at Minidoka internment camp, black and white glossy, shows a ceremony that is possibly a memorial service for a soldier from Minidoka since there is a soldier on stage and the project director Harry Stafford is also seated there, a man is at the rostrum while the audience is seated. There ...
Two young children in camp (ddr-densho-39-44)
img Two young children in camp (ddr-densho-39-44)
Irene (left) and Hiroshi Ito walking near the laundry in Block 44.
Norakuro Harmonica Band (ddr-densho-39-45)
img Norakuro Harmonica Band (ddr-densho-39-45)
The Norakuro Harmonica Band played instruments in addition to the harmonica. At camp dances the group performed both American and Japanese music as well as American music with Japanese lyrics. Many of its members were Kibei, Nisei who were born in the United States but educated in Japan.
Man next to oyster delivery truck (ddr-densho-39-47)
img Man next to oyster delivery truck (ddr-densho-39-47)
Japanese Americans were active in oyster farming in the Puget Sound area before World War II.
New Washington Oyster Company (ddr-densho-39-48)
img New Washington Oyster Company (ddr-densho-39-48)
Japanese Americans were active in oyster farming in the Puget Sound area before World War II.
Three oyster farmers (ddr-densho-39-49)
img Three oyster farmers (ddr-densho-39-49)
Japanese Americans were active in oyster farming in the Puget Sound area before World War II.
Oyster farm living quarters (?) (ddr-densho-39-50)
img Oyster farm living quarters (?) (ddr-densho-39-50)
Japanese Americans were active in oyster farming in and around the Puget Sound area before World War II.

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