Men leaving for Alaska

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ddr-densho-15-38 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p15-00038)

Mitsuoka Collection

These Japanese Americans are en route to Alaska to work in the canneries. Several can be identified: "Turk" Fujiya and Jim Yoshida stand fifth and sixth from the left; Ben Uyeno and George Yano stand third and second from the right. Ben Uyeno later became a well-known doctor in Seattle's Japanese American community. He was interviewed by Densho on June 1, 1998.

c. 1939


Still Image


Courtesy of the Mitsuoka Family Collection

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