Timber

Japanese immigrants (Issei) replaced Chinese workers after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act went into effect. Laborers were recruited by contracting companies to cut timber and work in sawmills. In rare instances, Issei women joined their husbands, living among the other workers in segregated shantytowns.

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Selleck sawmill housing (ddr-densho-178-8)
img Selleck sawmill housing (ddr-densho-178-8)
According to the photo donor, white sawmill workers' housing is in the background, and Japanese American workers' housing is in the foreground.
Incarcerees at the Jerome camp, cutting trees (ddr-csujad-38-279)
img Incarcerees at the Jerome camp, cutting trees (ddr-csujad-38-279)
Photographed are male incarcerees at the Jerome camp in Arkansas, working on cutting trees. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-288)
img Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-288)
Photographed are male incarcerees lumbering. The handwritten note on the back side reads: We would bring the wood into the camp and prepare for the winter. We will cut 5000 acres of trees. We cut ___ acres last year. We will cut 10,000 acres total. [In Japanese]. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at …
Lumbering in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-285)
img Lumbering in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-285)
Photographed are two male incarcrees in the Jerome camp, Arkansas, posing during the lumbering work. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Jimmy Yokota (ddr-csujad-38-284)
img Jimmy Yokota (ddr-csujad-38-284)
Photographed is Jimmy Yokota, an incarceree at the Jerome camp in Arkansas, working on a utility pole. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Jimmy Yokota. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page …
Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-282)
img Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-282)
Photographed are two male incarcerees lumbering. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The handwritten note on the back side reads: The tree survived for 50 years and did not expect to be cut down by us. Two people cut the …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-43)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-43)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are three photographs and one postcard. A photograph of a Japanese man posing in front of a timber mill is included. The photograph appears to be taken in the early 1900s in Washington. Another photograph captures Japanese children, which was probably taken in …
Scenic photographs (ddr-csujad-25-24)
img Scenic photographs (ddr-csujad-25-24)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three scenic photographs are pasted on the page. Include railroads, a house cart, and lumber mills. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_024
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