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 Sep 1, 1942, with a 6 cent airmail stamp. On the left side of the postcard are two purple stamps; one is an air mail stamp and the second is a "Censored" stamp. On the back of the postcard Teru writes a message dated Aug 31, 1942. In the message she describes reading his last letter, the children's desire not to go to Japan but to wait for him at Minidoka, the departure of those bound for Wyoming, the noisiness of the Assembly Center, and their son William's health issues.



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