Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

Industry and employment (398)

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Bellevue School District worker (ddr-densho-63-4)
img Bellevue School District worker (ddr-densho-63-4)
Borghild Ringdall, the woman who began the school lunch program in Bellevue, gave Mitsuko Hashiguchi a job with the school district. Mitsuko knew her from before World War II.
Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (January 3, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-19)
doc Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (January 3, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-19)
Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (January 3, 1944 [possibly meant 1945]). It is postmarked January 6, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-50)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-50)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944). Envelope is postmarked July 20, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 11, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-43)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 11, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-43)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 11, 1945). Envelope is postmarked February 11, 1945 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-79)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-79)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 4, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944). Envelope is postmarked April 1, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kay- Roy Discussing the Situation (ddr-jamsj-1-24)
img Kay- Roy Discussing the Situation (ddr-jamsj-1-24)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Hajime, Martin, Big Problem George, Jack (ddr-jamsj-1-26)
img Hajime, Martin, Big Problem George, Jack (ddr-jamsj-1-26)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
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