Japanese Americans registering for mass removal
ddr-densho-151-173 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i151-00173)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Heads of families and single persons living alone, of Japanese ancestry, in response to Civilian Exclusion Order Number 20, line up on Bush Street for half a block at the Wartime Civil Control Administration Control Station to receive their final instructions concerning their evacuation. The evacuation of this district will be completed in five days from the time this photograph was made. Note Exclusion Order posted on garage door; also "House for Sale" sign. These evacuees and others of Japanese descent will spend the duration at War Relocation Authority centers.
Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration