Kango Takamura Collection ddr-manz-2

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Painting of the Takamura Family's pet hawk (ddr-manz-2-1)
img Painting of the Takamura Family's pet hawk (ddr-manz-2-1)
Caption: "Our pet hawk died on May 22. The following day Mr. Sato of Chula Vista died. But same day over 80 of us internees were released."
Painting of a baseball game (ddr-manz-2-2)
img Painting of a baseball game (ddr-manz-2-2)
Caption: "Our guard in the watch tower became a spring baseball fan at Santa Fe."
Painting of a cloud formation over hills (ddr-manz-2-3)
img Painting of a cloud formation over hills (ddr-manz-2-3)
Caption: "At evening I sketched this beautiful, unusual cloud formation. All at [sic] us noticed it. We wondered whether these might mean that we would be at peace."
Painting of a guard during night inspection (ddr-manz-2-4)
img Painting of a guard during night inspection (ddr-manz-2-4)
Caption: "His bald pate shined as bright as a full moon. At first they inspected the barracks three times a night, waking us. Later, they stopped this."
Sketch of mochituski (ddr-manz-2-5)
img Sketch of mochituski (ddr-manz-2-5)
Caption: "Making rice cakes (mochi-tsuki). New Year custom. No 2 kitchen. Dec. 31 - 1942."
Painting of a chemist at work (ddr-manz-2-6)
img Painting of a chemist at work (ddr-manz-2-6)
Caption: "Mr. Hirozawa. The chemists work incessantly in search of a better method of extracting rubber. Here a chemist is preparing latex from guayule."
Illustrations of Guayule strains (ddr-manz-2-7)
img Illustrations of Guayule strains (ddr-manz-2-7)
Caption: "Some characteristics of guayule strains."
Painting showing guayule harvesting (ddr-manz-2-8)
img Painting showing guayule harvesting (ddr-manz-2-8)
Caption: "The first successful growing of - guayule rubber plant cuttings."
Painting of the mess hall line (ddr-manz-2-9)
img Painting of the mess hall line (ddr-manz-2-9)
Caption: "Progress after one year. The mess hall line" and "Wall painting by Takamura."
Painting of two men working with guayule cuttings (ddr-manz-2-10)
img Painting of two men working with guayule cuttings (ddr-manz-2-10)
Caption: "Rooted cuttings are transplanted to milk cartons and then to the field. Trnsplanting [sic] is done carefully and speedily by hand of the experimenters. Mr. Akaboshi."
Painting of the Manzanar High School 1944 graduation (ddr-manz-2-11)
img Painting of the Manzanar High School 1944 graduation (ddr-manz-2-11)
Caption: "Manzanar High School commencement of 1944. Our democratic country has people representing all nation[s] - Mr. Ralph P. Merritt."
Painting of the rubber extraction process (ddr-manz-2-13)
img Painting of the rubber extraction process (ddr-manz-2-13)
Caption: "A huge blender speedily stirring gallons of water mixed with chopped guayule, forces rubber out of the wood. This is a mechanical method which has been proved most efficient in extracting rubber from guayule shrubs."
Painting of a chemist at work (ddr-manz-2-14)
img Painting of a chemist at work (ddr-manz-2-14)
Caption: "Mr. Nishimura. Analysis of the plant extracts is one of many research works which are carried out by the chemists. Here a chemist is working with a special apparatus for the determination of nitrogen."
Painting of Easter service (ddr-manz-2-15)
img Painting of Easter service (ddr-manz-2-15)
Caption: "Easter sunrise service. Apr. 9 - 1944. Cold and windy at sunrise, the moon still shone over Mt. Williamson."
Painting of spring in Manzanar (ddr-manz-2-16)
img Painting of spring in Manzanar (ddr-manz-2-16)
Caption: "Saturday afternoon spring scene looking south from Block 8; quiet inside, sand pillars outside Manzanar."
Painting of a man working with guayule cuttings (ddr-manz-2-17)
img Painting of a man working with guayule cuttings (ddr-manz-2-17)
Caption: "Propagation of plnts [sic] by cutting method has been successful for the first time. Guayule cuttings are treated with a phytoharneon [sic] before setting in a flat. Mr. Hata."
Painting of the mess hall line (ddr-manz-2-18)
img Painting of the mess hall line (ddr-manz-2-18)
Caption on reverse: "The early birds and the mess hall lineup."
Painting of a mess hall scene (ddr-manz-2-19)
img Painting of a mess hall scene (ddr-manz-2-19)
Caption on reverse: "Chow time at the mess hall. Santa Fe."
Painting of men listening to music (ddr-manz-2-22)
img Painting of men listening to music (ddr-manz-2-22)
Caption: "Mr. Murayama, Mr. Hoshimiya. Enjoying the recording music."
Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-25)
img Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-25)
Caption on reverse: "Panorama of Santa Fe Internment Center. Drawn on writing paper - with anxiety - during early days when I was not sure that drawings of any kind were permitted."

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