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img Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-36)
"A butane tank was used to strike the gong that summoned us to mess hall. Santa Fe internment camp."
img Sketch of a couple knitting and carving wood (ddr-manz-2-64)
Caption: "She is knitting. He is carving wood. They enjoy their hobbies."
img Painting of a scene at Manzanar Grammar School (ddr-manz-2-45)
Caption on reverse: "First graders at Manzanar Grammar School."
img Painting of the Manzanar High School 1943 graduation (ddr-manz-2-54)
Caption: "Approximately 200 students graduated at second Manzanar High School commencement."
img Painting of the Takamura Family's pet hawk (ddr-manz-2-1)
Caption: "Our pet hawk died on May 22. The following day Mr. Sato of Chula Vista died. But same day over 80 of us internees were released."
img Sketch of a dust storm at Manzanar (ddr-manz-2-42)
Caption: "First impression of Manzanar."
img Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-25)
Caption on reverse: "Panorama of Santa Fe Internment Center. Drawn on writing paper - with anxiety - during early days when I was not sure that drawings of any kind were permitted."
img Painting of men making wooden clogs (ddr-manz-2-30)
Caption on reverse: "We made wooden clogs to send to our families at other centers."
img Painting of Japanese Americans leaving for a different camp (ddr-manz-2-61)
Caption: "Bainbridge people bidding farewell as they leave for Minnedoka [sic] relocation camp."
img Painting of a cloud formation over hills (ddr-manz-2-3)
Caption: "At evening I sketched this beautiful, unusual cloud formation. All at [sic] us noticed it. We wondered whether these might mean that we would be at peace."
img Painting of Japanese Americans making improvements to barracks (ddr-manz-2-62)
Caption: "Residents installed plaster boards inside barracks. This was the room of Mr. and Mrs. Kurahashi."
img Painting of a man working with guayule cuttings (ddr-manz-2-17)
Caption: "Propagation of plnts [sic] by cutting method has been successful for the first time. Guayule cuttings are treated with a phytoharneon [sic] before setting in a flat. Mr. Hata."
img Painting of a sunset at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-21)
Caption on reverse: "Santa Fe's sunsets were beautiful!"
img Painting of two men working with guayule cuttings (ddr-manz-2-10)
Caption: "Rooted cuttings are transplanted to milk cartons and then to the field. Trnsplanting [sic] is done carefully and speedily by hand of the experimenters. Mr. Akaboshi."
img Painting of the administration office at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-26)
Caption: "Mr. Ohkado, Mr. Nozaki R., Mr. Kitagawa M." Caption on reverse: "Administration Office Santa Fe Internment Center."
img Painting of farmers harvesting watermelons (ddr-manz-2-67)
Caption: "The resients [sic] transformed dusty semi-arid land into green truck farms, growing vegetable crops of all kinds. I sketched this scene of workers harvesting large, ripe, sweet watermelons."
img Sketch of the Manzanar auditorium and community hall (ddr-manz-2-73)
Caption: "The Manzanar auditorium and community hall nears completion."