ddr-densho-36-17 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i36-00017)
Ritsuko Terayama (left) and Sumiko Furuta as they leave the island on a ferryboat. (Lucille Galbraith, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC). On March 30, 1942, Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island became one of the first groups to be excluded, presumably because of their proximity to the Puget Sound Navy Yard (Terminal Island, near Los Angeles, California, was the first area evacuated). Bainbridge Island Japanese American residents were given one week to sell or store their belongings and find caretakers for their farms.
March 30, 1942
Museum of History & Industry
Courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection (number PI-28056), Museum of History & Industry