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Dorothea Lange Collection (ddr-densho-151)
Collection Dorothea Lange Collection (ddr-densho-151)
The Dorothea Lange Collection, March-July 1942, features photographs taken by Dorothea Lange, who was hired by the government to visually record the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The photographs document the many different stages of mass removal and incarceration in California and contain original captions written by Dorothea Lange.
Preschool class (ddr-densho-151-332)
img Preschool class (ddr-densho-151-332)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. Pre-school evacuee children at this assembly center number 25 with six volunteer student teachers being trained by a Mills College graduate, all of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese Americans relaxing in shade (ddr-densho-151-427)
img Japanese Americans relaxing in shade (ddr-densho-151-427)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees at this War Relocation Authority center relaxing in the shade of their barrack apartment.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-225)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-225)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Barbecue prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-447)
img Barbecue prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-447)
Original caption: Mountain View, California. A pre-evacuation barbecue on a farm in Santa Clara County, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Young Japanese American reading comics (ddr-densho-151-472)
img Young Japanese American reading comics (ddr-densho-151-472)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuee boy at this War Relocation Authority center reading the Funnies.
Issei woman waits with baggage (ddr-densho-151-210)
img Issei woman waits with baggage (ddr-densho-151-210)
Original caption: Centerville, California. This evacuee stands by her baggage as she waits for evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japantown store prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-324)
img Japantown store prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-324)
Original caption: Florin, California. Scene on Main Street in this small agriculture town occupied largely by residents of Japanese ancestry, who will be evacuated in two days.
Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-257)
img Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-257)
Original caption: Stockton, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are watching the arrival of buses bringing new groups of families to this assembly center.
Japanese-owned farm recently sold (ddr-densho-151-121)
img Japanese-owned farm recently sold (ddr-densho-151-121)
Original caption: Near Centerville, Alameda County, California. Japanese berry farm transferred to a Yugoslavian in United States since 1913.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-14)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-14)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrive at Turlock Assembly Center. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-12)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-12)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-195)
img Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-195)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry waiting in front of the Japanese American Citizens League quarters for evacuation buses which will take them to the Tanforan Assembly center.
Issei farmer with baggage (ddr-densho-151-453)
img Issei farmer with baggage (ddr-densho-151-453)
Original caption: Centerville, California. This farmer rearranges his personal effects as he awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for duration.
Nisei boys on doorstep (ddr-densho-151-214)
img Nisei boys on doorstep (ddr-densho-151-214)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. High School boys look over Buchanan Street scene, prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Issei man preparing to board bus (ddr-densho-151-267)
img Issei man preparing to board bus (ddr-densho-151-267)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. This evacuee of Japanese ancestry has been checked by officials and is about to board the evacuation bus for an Assembly center.
Japanese American working in lath house (ddr-densho-151-470)
img Japanese American working in lath house (ddr-densho-151-470)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. An evacuee is shown in the lath house sorting seedlings for tranplanting. These plants are year-old seedlings from the Salinas Experiment Station.
Japanese American working in lath house (ddr-densho-151-379)
img Japanese American working in lath house (ddr-densho-151-379)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Guayule beds in the lath house at the Manzanar Relocation Center.
Japanese American being interviewed (ddr-densho-151-429)
img Japanese American being interviewed (ddr-densho-151-429)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. A complete record, by personal interview, is being made of every evacuee of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center.
Students studying in shade (ddr-densho-151-362)
img Students studying in shade (ddr-densho-151-362)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Young sixth-grade students studying their lessons in the shade of the barracks at this first voluntary elementary school.
Government worker interviewing issei farmer (ddr-densho-151-242)
img Government worker interviewing issei farmer (ddr-densho-151-242)
Original caption: Byron, California. This farmer of Japanese ancestry is being interviewed at the Wartime Civil Control Administration station three days before evacuation.
Issei woman and children waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-169)
img Issei woman and children waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-169)
Original caption: Hayward, California. A mother with her American-born-and-educated children awaiting evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Gardens and barracks (ddr-densho-151-426)
img Gardens and barracks (ddr-densho-151-426)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Lawns and flowers have been planted by some of the evacuees at their barrack homes at this War Relocation Authority center.
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