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Construction of Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-390)
img Construction of Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-390)
Original WRA caption: Pomona, California. General view of assembly center being constructed on Pomona Fairgrounds, for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be assigned to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Camp street construction (ddr-densho-37-410)
img Camp street construction (ddr-densho-37-410)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar, California. A street is being constructed at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese Americans eating in a mess hall (ddr-densho-37-482)
img Japanese Americans eating in a mess hall (ddr-densho-37-482)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Meal time, cafeteria-style, for these children at Santa Anita assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
img Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
Original WRA caption: Lancaster, California. Sign on main street designating military zone.
Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
img Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
Original WRA caption: Dressed in uniform marking service in the first World War, this veteran enters Santa Anita Park assembly center for person of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast.
Military police (ddr-densho-37-822)
img Military police (ddr-densho-37-822)
Original WRA caption: Military Police at assembly center for persons of Japanese ancestry evacuated from coastal areas.
Mess hall food (ddr-densho-37-413)
img Mess hall food (ddr-densho-37-413)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Meals are being served cafeteria style at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Japanese Americans moving luggage (ddr-densho-37-386)
img Japanese Americans moving luggage (ddr-densho-37-386)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. These evacuees, having identified their belongings which were brought to this Assembly Center by truck, are not taking it to their barrack homes. Later, when housing is available, they will be moved to a War Relocation Authority center.
Japanese American inside barracks (ddr-densho-37-485)
img Japanese American inside barracks (ddr-densho-37-485)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. Barracks interior at assembly center where persons of Japanese ancestry lived temporarily after evacuation from the west coast in the spring of 1942.
Construction workers with military police (ddr-densho-37-820)
img Construction workers with military police (ddr-densho-37-820)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Time out to talk over the construction of water pipes at this War Relocation Authority center.
Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-576)
img Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-576)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, California. Panorama of Salinas Assembly center. Persons of Japanese ancestry evacuated from coastal areas were held first in assembly centers before being assigned to relocation centers further inland.
Japanese Americans serving food (ddr-densho-37-484)
img Japanese Americans serving food (ddr-densho-37-484)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Cafeteria-style assures promptness in serving meals at Santa Anita assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Assembly center check-in (ddr-densho-37-584)
img Assembly center check-in (ddr-densho-37-584)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Seated in family groups, evacuees of Japanese ancestry check in at Armory before moving into the Salinas Assembly Center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-572)
img Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-572)
Original WRA caption: Pomona, California. Workmen erecting barracks for evacuees of Japanese ancestry at assembly center on Pomona Fair grounds. Evacuees will be assigned later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Closed Japanese American store (ddr-densho-37-444)
img Closed Japanese American store (ddr-densho-37-444)
Original WRA caption: Los Angeles, California. Mr. and Mrs. K. Tseri closed their drugstore in preparation for the forthcoming evacuation from their "Little Tokyo" in Los Angeles.
Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-392)
img Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-392)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police on duty in watch-tower at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred to War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration.
Military police guarding camp boundary (ddr-densho-37-472)
img Military police guarding camp boundary (ddr-densho-37-472)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees are shown returning to the center for lunch after clearing the land of brush and weeds around the boundary of this War Relocation Authority center. Army Military Police guard these boundaries.
Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-393)
img Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-393)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police on duty in watch-tower at Santa Anita park assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
img Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Army military police go on duty to guard the boundaries of this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-434)
img Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-434)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. Henry Welsh, Mojave Indian and Chairman of the tribal council on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, which is the site of a War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Aerial view of Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-422)
img Aerial view of Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-422)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake, California. A panoramic view showing site of Tule Lake War Relocation Authority Center.
Child waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-37-436)
img Child waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-37-436)
Original WRA caption: A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry waits with the family baggage before leaving by bus for an assembly center in the spring of 1942.
View of Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-577)
img View of Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-577)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly center, California. Panorama of Salinas Assembly center. Persons of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from coastal areas were held first in assembly centers before being transferred to relocation centers further inland.
Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-257)
img Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-257)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Building first house at Tule Lake War Relocation Authority center.
Exterior view of Amache (Granada) (ddr-densho-37-389)
img Exterior view of Amache (Granada) (ddr-densho-37-389)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Weeds are already taking over where recently thousands of evacuees moved about between their temporary homes and the mess halls, schools and churches of various denominations. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were induced into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when the first group …
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