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Eastern California Museum Merritt Photo Collection ddr-csujad-47

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Photograph of the Manzanar auditorium after the camp closed (ddr-csujad-47-1)
img Photograph of the Manzanar auditorium after the camp closed (ddr-csujad-47-1)
A photograph of the Manzanar incarceration camp auditorium after the camp is closed, the flag pole can been seen in front, with low shrubs to each side. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0008
Photograph of the rock pond at block 24 between barracks 5 and 6 (ddr-csujad-47-2)
img Photograph of the rock pond at block 24 between barracks 5 and 6 (ddr-csujad-47-2)
Photograph of rock pond, block 24, between barracks 5 and 6, circa 1940s, "a view of the garden strip arranged by William Katsuki, former landscape gardener from Southern California, alongside his home in the barracks at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Photograph of Queen Margie Shimizu in front of a barracks garden (ddr-csujad-47-3)
img Photograph of Queen Margie Shimizu in front of a barracks garden (ddr-csujad-47-3)
Photograph of Queen Margie Shimizu admiring the landscaping done beside a Manzanar barrack, block 24, between barracks 5 and 6 with another person. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0011
Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-4)
img Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-4)
Photograph of Manzanar Patrolman Howard Kumagi and Assistant Chief Kiyoshi Higashi assisting in a routine departure from the Police Station at Manzanar. They are securing baggage to a War Relocation Authority station wagon for a group of incarcerees getting ready to depart Manzanar for Reno. Caption reads: Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en route …
Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-5)
img Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-5)
The photograph was taken in front of Police Department at Manzanar camp with a car parked in front, license plate M115. A number of people are gathered around each side of the vehicle as it gets ready to depart Manzanar incarceration camp en route to Reno, Nevada. Caption reads: Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon …
Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-6)
img Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-6)
The photograph was taken outside the gates at Manzanar on November 18, 1943. A War Relocaiton Authority station wagon is leaving Manzanar incarceration camp en route to Reno, Nevada, the car is driving between the military police stationed at the gate. A sign can be seen with a 20 mph speed limit, and "Stop Military Police." …
Photograph of a departure by WRA escort en route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-7)
img Photograph of a departure by WRA escort en route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-7)
Photograph of a "departure by WRA escort in station wagon en route to Reno." The license plate is M115 and there are at least five people in the car with luggage tied on to the tailgate. Barracks and utility poles can be seen in the background as well as the Sierra Nevada. Quoted description is from …
Help wanted (ddr-csujad-47-8)
img Help wanted (ddr-csujad-47-8)
A photograph of a female and male incarceree reviewing the "Help Wanted" bulletin board with several notices tacked to it. The tar paper construction of the buildings can be seen behind the bulletin board. Caption reads: Help Wanted. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album. See this object in the California State …
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-9)
img Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-9)
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho, after lifting of the WDC prohibitions, many left by truck carrying their household goods with them. A sagebrush dominates the foreground of the photograph. In the distance, people are standing next to two buses, the camp entrance, administraiton buildings and the Sierra Nevada …
Photograph of a large group of incarcerees standing near the entrance of Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-10)
img Photograph of a large group of incarcerees standing near the entrance of Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-10)
Photograph of a large group of people outside at the Manzanar incarceration camp. There are three trucks and camp barracks in the background. In the group of people, many women are holding open umbrellas to protect from the sun. In the foreground, three men are walking toward the photographer. The Sierra Nevada are in the background. …
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-11)
img Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-11)
Photograph of furlough workers getting ready to leave for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho. A large truck with a tarp secured over the contents is on the left. The Manzanar Police Department and other administrative buildings in the background with the Sierra Nevada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Free Press reporters as posed by Bob Brown in the Victory Garden (ddr-csujad-47-12)
img Free Press reporters as posed by Bob Brown in the Victory Garden (ddr-csujad-47-12)
Photograph of several Manzanar Free Press reports posed by Bob Brown in one of the Victory Gardens. The barracks of Block 18 and Mt. Williamson are in the distance. A group of people can be seen standing next to one of the barracks. The caption reads: Free Press reporters as posed by Bob Brown in the …
Photograph of Ralph Merritt officially closing Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-13)
img Photograph of Ralph Merritt officially closing Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-13)
Includes the sign, "This project officially closed November 21-1945 no admittance except on business." Description taken from original photo album, "Manzanar is now officially closed. Mr. Merritt addressing the staff that gathered at the gates of Manzanar to witness the departure of the last evacuee from the Center. November 21, 1945." See this object in the …
Photograph of Ralph Merritt officially closing Manzanar with his dog Sandy at his feet (ddr-csujad-47-14)
img Photograph of Ralph Merritt officially closing Manzanar with his dog Sandy at his feet (ddr-csujad-47-14)
Description taken from original photo album, "Manzanar is now officially closed. Mr. Merritt addressing the staff that gathered at the gates of Manzanar to witness the departure of the last evacuee from the Center. November 21, 1945." This photograph includes his dog Sandy laying at his feet. Includes the sign, "This project officially closed November 21-1945 …
Molly Hayes getting ready to snap Mr. Merritt holding the last evacuee in his arms (ddr-csujad-47-15)
img Molly Hayes getting ready to snap Mr. Merritt holding the last evacuee in his arms (ddr-csujad-47-15)
Photograph of Molly Hayes getting ready to take a photograph of Ralph Merritt holding the last incarceree (a young boy) with a group of civil service employees observing. The group is standing at the front entrance of Manzanar with the sign, "This project officially closed November 21-1945 no admittance except on business," the administrative buildings and …
Photograph of three small boys standing in front of a bararcks with abandoned furniture (ddr-csujad-47-16)
img Photograph of three small boys standing in front of a bararcks with abandoned furniture (ddr-csujad-47-16)
Photograph of three young boys standing in front of a barracks at Manzanar with a stack of abandoned furniture next to them. The photograph is very grainy. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0043
Photograph of a young boy, the last resident to leave Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-17)
img Photograph of a young boy, the last resident to leave Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-17)
Photograph of a young boy, the last resident to leave Manzanar, standing in front of a barracks at Manzanar. Next to him are stacks of abandoned furniture including chairs, benches, side tables and a baby stroller. The boy is looking down at his feet. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Reception committee (ddr-csujad-47-18)
img Reception committee (ddr-csujad-47-18)
Photograph of "the reception committee" for the first group of incarcerees arriving in a line of cars stretching in the distance. In the background the Alabama Hills are visible. In the foreground are several groups observing the arrival including military police. Caption reads: Reception committee, March 23, 1942. Title from caption, which was taken from the …
End of the trail, impounded cars (ddr-csujad-47-19)
img End of the trail, impounded cars (ddr-csujad-47-19)
Photograph of the impounded cars lined up outside of Manzanar with Mount Williamson in the background, a line of buildings can be seen on the right side of the photograph stretching into the distance. Caption reads: End of the trail, impounded cars. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album. See this object …
They made it! (ddr-csujad-47-20)
img They made it! (ddr-csujad-47-20)
Photograph of the arrival of the first group of incarcerees at Manzanar. The car has a chain from its front bumper attached to the army truck in front of it. A photographer is standing to the right in front of a line of people. Two soldiers are looking toward the camera from the back of the …
First building (ddr-csujad-47-21)
img First building (ddr-csujad-47-21)
Photograph of the first buidling being constructed at Manzanar Incarceration camp. The outside framework and walls are up, roof is missing. Two men are working on the roofline, and four men are observing from the outside. Sign in front of barrack reads: Blk 1, Bldg 1. Caption reads: The First Building. Title from caption, which was …
Building every half hour (ddr-csujad-47-22)
img Building every half hour (ddr-csujad-47-22)
Photograph of three men constructing the walls of a barracks. A sign in front reads: "BLK 1, BLDG 2." A truck is parked in the background, behind are the Alabama Hills and the Sierra Nevada. Caption reads: A Building Every Half Hour. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album. See this object …
Quarters for the carpenters (ddr-csujad-47-23)
img Quarters for the carpenters (ddr-csujad-47-23)
Photograph of two large tents at Manzanar with the Sierra Nevada in the background. A worker is standing on scaffolding in front of one tent. Equipment and materials are laid near the shelters with a water truck on the right side. Caption reads: Quarters for the carpenters. Title from caption, which was taken from the original …
Cost per barracks--$2,848.55! (ddr-csujad-47-24)
img Cost per barracks--$2,848.55! (ddr-csujad-47-24)
Photograph of carpenters working to construct the barracks at Manzanar. A utility poles is connected to a primary connection point. Several stacks of cut and un-cut lumber are visible as is a ladder next to one of the utility poles. The Inyo Mountains are in the background. Caption reads: Cost per barracks -- $2848.55! Title from …
Photograph of men washing dishes at Manzanar incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-47-25)
img Photograph of men washing dishes at Manzanar incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-47-25)
Interior scene at Mazanar incareration camp of 9-10 men unpacking plates, cups, and other tableware from metal containers. 3 men are in the foreground, 2 are leaning over a trashcan full of water, they have cups in their hand, 1 has a brush. The third man in the foreground has a towel in his hand, and …

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