Japanese American building a model ship
ddr-densho-37-592 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i37-00592)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Chic Yamaguchi, former farm worker from Kingsburg, California, is shown turning a section of one of the model ships on the lathe in the model ship factory at the Gila River Relocation Center. Chic had never operated power machinery before starting work in the factory here. Prior to evacuation, however, his hobby had been making paper airplanes.
Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration