Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection ddr-densho-34
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
Shigeko Kitamoto and her children, Jane, Frances and Frank, wait to board a special ferry to Seattle, Washington. Bainbridge Island, Washington was evacuated on March 30, 1942. It was one of the first communities on the West Coast to be evacuated presumably due to its proximity to the Puget Sound Navy Yards.
img Children standing on a truck (ddr-densho-34-146)
The Hayashida and Kitamoto children are about to leave the Minidoka concentration camp for their homes on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Mr. Frank Yoshito Kitamoto bought this truck to transport both families' belongings. Yoshito Frank Kitamoto also went by Frank Yoshito Kitamoto.
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These Japanese Americans are waiting for army trucks to take them to the Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island, Washington. From there, a special ferry will take them to Seattle, where they will be transferred to a train bound for the Manzanar concentration camp in California.
img Family on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-149)
Shigeko Kitamoto and her children say goodbye to friends on the day of exclusion from their home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Front, left to right: Ilohio Narte (kneeling) holding Frank Kitamoto. Back, left to right: An unidentified man holding Jane Kitamoto, Lilly Kitamoto, Shigeko Kitamoto, Frances Kitamoto and Felix Narte. The Nartes had worked for Mrs. …
img Soldier carrying Japanese American girl (ddr-densho-34-150)
Frances Kitamoto is held by a U.S. army soldier during the exclusion of the Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island.
img Family on front steps of their home (ddr-densho-34-154)
The Nishinaka family.
img Takayoshi general store and delivery wagon (ddr-densho-34-158)
This general store was located in Yama, the Japanese village in Port Blakely, Washington. The store served the Japanese village by providing general merchandise, Japanese goods brought over from Seattle, fresh homemade ice cream, and the only telephone in the village. The store's owner put a piano in the store after it became a community gathering …
img Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
Members of the Japanese American community meet outside the Japanese Hall on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
img Couple in an concentration camp garden (ddr-densho-34-168)
A young Nisei couple enjoys the garden built by the Japanese Americans at Manzanar concentration camp, California.
img Loading trucks for mass removal (ddr-densho-34-169)
A Japanese American family is loaded with their belongings onto the back of an army truck for transport to the Eagledale ferry dock for exclusion from Bainbridge Island, Washington.