The Dorothea Lange Collection, March-July 1942, features photographs taken by Dorothea Lange, who was hired by the government to visually record the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The photographs document the many different stages of mass removal and incarceration in California and contain original captions written by Dorothea Lange.
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478 photographic prints, black and white
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img View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-1)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, Calfiornia. View of Sacramento Assembly center seen across fields from road which approaches it. This center has a capacity for 5000 persons. It is situated eleven miles north of the city.
img Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-2)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. Former University of California students of Japanese ancestry were evacuated from Sacramento to this Assembly center.
img Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-3)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. College students of Japanese ancestry who have been evacuated from Sacramento to the Assembly Center.
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-4)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Noon on a hot day at the Stockton Assembly center, which is a converted fairgrounds. This group of people on the race track are new arrivals who have been registered, inspected, medically examined, and are now on their way to their assigned places in the barracks.
img Young boy in assembly center (ddr-densho-151-5)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Roy Kaneda in the assembly center which is situated on the outskirts of his home town. He is continuing his high school studies with other boys at the assembly center.
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-6)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Arrival at Assembly center at 12:45 pm. This assembly center has been open for one week. This group was evacuated from their homes in the Lodi district (grape area) this morning. Their identification numbers and family groups are checked by officials as they get off the bus. They are then directed …
img View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-7)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Part of the Stockton Assembly center as seen at noon on a hot day. This center has been open to evacuees of Japanese ancestry for one week.
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-8)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
img New assembly center arrivals (ddr-densho-151-9)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These children have just arrived at Turlock Assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to a War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
img Japanese Americans arriving at Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-10)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry have just arrived at the Turlock Assembly center which has been open only two days. They are on their way to their places in the barracks where they have been assigned by family groups. Later evacuees will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the …