Facilities, services, and camp administration

Dinner was served

Caption: "Dinner was served - and consumed standing up owing to lack of tables and chairs. Camp steward Arthur Hirano, former New York restauranteur. His first menu consisted of beef stew, steamed rice, string beans, peas, apricots, bread and jelly. His customers were appreciative."
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Interior of camp office

Yoneko Tanaka (seated, facing the camera) working in the camp's co-op office.
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Military police on watchtower

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.
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Construction workers with military police

Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Time out to talk over the construction of water pipes at this War Relocation Authority center.
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Impact of incarceration

Letter from Uhachi Tamesa to Min Tamesa

Letter about the Tamesa orchard
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Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945)

Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945). The postcard is not postmarked but it is from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
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Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 17, 1942)

Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 17, 1942). Envelope (addressed "Miss 'Flea' Wilson") is postmarked October 17, 1942 from the Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado.
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Living conditions

Japanese Americans behind homemade pond

Shown here are Japanese Americans from Block 26 in front of their handcrafted fish pond.
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Interior of camp bathroom


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Laundry room

The Minidoka concentration camp was divided into thirty-six blocks, each with its own communal laundry facility, like the one shown here.
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