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Painting

Artist George Tsutakawa with painting

George Tsutakawa, a world reknowned sculptor and painter, is holding a painting made during a camping trip with the Tsutakawa Company.
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Painting done by a Japanese prisoner of war

Given to a Nisei soldier with the U.S. Military Intelligence Service who was interrogating Japanese prisoners in Okinawa.
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Sketch of a dust storm at Manzanar

Caption: "First impression of Manzanar."
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Painting of the rubber extraction process

Caption: "A huge blender speedily stirring gallons of water mixed with chopped guayule, forces rubber out of the wood. This is a mechanical method which has been proved most efficient in extracting rubber from guayule shrubs."
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Painting of a guard during night inspection

Caption: "His bald pate shined as bright as a full moon. At first they inspected the barracks three times a night, waking us. Later, they stopped this."
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Non-incarcerated Japanese Americans

Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Takuyo Togawa

A letter from the wife of a medical staffer at Sante Fe thanking Henrietta Schoen for her correspondence.
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U.S. government propaganda

Propaganda poster: "Every Mile You Drive Over"...


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Propaganda poster: "Your Enemy the Jap"


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Military publication: "Pocket Guide to China"

Government publication used to train soldiers stationed in China. Uses many stereotypical references and drawings about Chinese people and culture. Also includes a section on Japanese people titled: "How to Spot a Jap" (see pages 69-79).
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Propaganda poster: "Whack the Jap on the Back of His Lap!"


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