Kaneko Collection

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The Kaneko collection, 1944, consists of War Relocation Authority (WRA) resettlement photographs of the Kaneko and Isoda families. The two families relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during World War II, and the WRA photographed their home and daily activities. The pictures were accompanied by captions worded in a positive manner to encourage Japanese Americans to leave the camps.

1944

1944

14 photographic prints, black and white

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Courtesy of the Kaneko Family Collection, photo by the War Relocation Authority

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14 Objects

WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
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Original WRA caption: Mrs. George Isoda (left) and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko (right) are preparing supper for their husbands in the kitchen of their large Milwaukee home. The Isodas lived in Los Angeles and came to Milwaukee from the Granada Relocation Center. The Kanekos were from Seattle, and lived at the Hunt Relocation Center before coming to ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-2)
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Original WRA caption: Here is a picture of the large garage and auto repair shop where Mr. George Isoda is employed. He has worked there for almost one year and is a valued member of the mechanic crew. He says his relationship with customers and fellow employees is excellent. Beginning in summer 1942, the War Relocation ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-3)
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Original WRA caption: Mrs. George Isoda and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko patronize this well-stocked shopping center. This shopping center in the Shorewood district in Milwaukee is a short walk from the home of the Isodas and the Kanekos. Not only is this an excellent shopping center, but it is a meeting place for the young wives of ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-4)
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Original WRA caption: The lagoon in Juneau Park on the lake's edge is a favorite for Milwaukee strollers and also with the Nisei who have resettled in Milwaukee. This picture shows an extremely mild winter day. The ducks on the lagoon are wild Mallards which often spend the winter at the Milwaukee lagoon and lake ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-5)
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Original WRA caption: When the children of the Isoda and the Kaneko families grow up, when Wayne Kaneko and Robin Isoda are old enough to go to grade school, they will attend the Congress School, District No. 1, on Milwaukee's north side. The school, shown in this picture, is but a few blocks from their ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-6)
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Original WRA caption: "Here is a corner view of the spacious living room in the home of the Kaneko and Isoda families who have resettled in Milwaukee. Mrs. Tei Kaneko is opening her knitting bag while on the floor (left to right) are Robin Isoda, 2-1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg[e] Isoda, and ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-7)
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Original WRA caption: Here is a corner view of the spacious living room in the home of the Kaneko and the Isoda families who have resettled in Milwaukee. Mrs. Tei Kaneko is opening her knitting bag while on the floor (left to right) are Robin Isoda, 2-1/2 -year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg[e ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
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Original WRA caption: Every man likes to put on his slippers, light up his favorite pipe, and read the evening paper before the fireplace. Mr. George Isoda is no exception. After a hard day's work as a Milwaukee auto mechanic, Mr. Isoda likes to relax in the large living room of the home which he ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-9)
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Original WRA caption: It's suppertime for the kiddies and in their well-furnished, well-stocked kitchen Mrs. George Isoda, left, and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko, right, are preparing the evening meal for their children. With a pair of "ohashis", Mrs. Isoda is preparing a vegetable dish for her 2-1/2 -year-old son, Robin, on the left, while Mrs ...
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-10)
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Original WRA caption: "It's good to have a private bath of your own again," says Mrs. George Isoda as [she] gives her 2-1/2-year-old son Robin his daily bath. "After the community showers at the relocation centers, there's nothing quite so good as to be able to come home to your own warm tub ...

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