Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked Aug 28, 1942. Below the postmark “Sept 1 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the postcard is a purple "Censored" stamp. The message on the back of the postcard is dated Aug 27, 1942. Teru writes about the final prayer meeting at the Portland Assembly Center, the farewell verses from the reverends, and all the people coming to visit her and the children in the final days before leaving. She asks about Kei's health and wishes he was with them.



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Courtesy of the Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon