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This is one of a number of photographs that Francis L. Stewart took in order to illustrate the artistic and creative practices of Japanese Americans in the WRA camp known as Tule Lake. Given the importance of an entry way where shoes are taken off, and the "inside" world of the household is kept separate from the "outside" world, there may have also been both a pragmatic and a strongly cultural basis to these barrack entry-way innovations. Nov. 3, 1942.

A view down one of the streets of this relocation center, showing the artistic way in which the evacuees decorate the exterior of their barracks to make them more homelike. -- Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Newell, California. 11/3/42.

Courtesy of WRA no A-462, War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, BANC PIC 1967.014--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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