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Preparation

Nihonmachi during mass removal

This is a window front in Seattle's Nihonmachi during the mass removal. Once the incarceration became inevitable, "evacuation" sales were commonplace. Japanese Americans, unsure of the future and knowing they could take into the camps only what they could carry, were forced to sell their real and personal property ...
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JACL mass removal registration

The Seattle chapter of the JACL conducted emergency "evacuation" registration on or about March 14, 1942.
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Packing items for the mass removal

This mother and daughter pack their belongings in preparation for mass removal.
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Dye works closing sale


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Japanese Good-Natured As They Register (April 26, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 26, 1942, p. 3
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Document from scrapbook page

Document titled "Pertinent Facts About Relocation Centers and Americans of Japanese Ancestry," from page of scrabook titled "Scrapbook: 1943-45."
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Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula

Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing life on the farm and going to Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center.
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Loading baggage onto truck

Original caption: Centerville, California. Piling baggage of evacuees from this Alameda County farming community on the day before evacuation to assembly centers. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
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Mass removal sale

Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. Shortly before evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry from the Post and Buchanan Streets neighborhood, San Francisco. This dry goods store is closing out its merchandise. Evacuees will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers for duration.
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Japanese American Citizens League bulletin board

Original caption: Centerville, California. Bulletin board in Japanese American Citizens League office, during period when farmers of Japanese ancestry were preparing for evacuation. Farmers and other evacuees will be given opportunities to follow their callings at War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
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