Pre-World War II service

Nisei soldier

Original caption: Florin, California. This American soldier of Japanese ancestry is shown at the railroad station of a small town in an agricultural community. He and nine other service men of Japanese ancestry received furloughs to enable them to come home to assist their families get ready for evacuation from ...
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Soldier and mother

Original WRA caption: Florin, Sacramento County, California. A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. The soldier, age 23, volunteered July 10, 1941, and is stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is youngest of six ...
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Selective Service training

Original caption: Selective Service man of Japanese ancestry learns to "hold and squeeze" - Reception Center, Hawaii. [According to Robert Sato, this photo was taken before 1941.]
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The Japanese American Citizens League

Celebration during a trip to Washington D.C.

Caption on post-it note: "Tana."
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Scene at a hoedown themed party at the 1980 JACL National Convention


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1984 Japanese American Citizens League National Convention


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Discriminatory laws

Legion Post May Ask Japs' Deportation (July 16, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 16, 1942, p. 4
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California Alien Land Law Unconstitutional (May 2, 1922)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 2, 1922, p. 5
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Military Intelligence Service

View down a street in Germany

Caption in album: "Volunteers please / Just prior to V-J day came a survey of Volunteers was made for the Camp Savage (later Fort Snelling) language school for men to ship to go to school and on to Japan to fight. Here the two above photos show as the volunteers were ...
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Mosque in Kolkata

Caption on front: "Muslim Mosque / Calcutta."
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