Camp soap factory

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ddr-densho-37-610 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i37-00610)

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Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. At the Jerome Relocation Center, where some 8,000 west coast residents of Japanese ancestry now reside, Mr. K. Oyama, former California cosmetics manufacturer, set up a soap factory in a corner of a school block laundry, rendering the waste meat fats from the center kitchens. This factory has produced some 7,000 pounds of soap for center use. Left to right: Mr. I. Telashita, Mrs. K. Oyama, Mrs. M. Nishikawa, and Mr. K. Oyama.


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