DOROTHEA LANGE COLLECTION: “Japanese Internment Camps” (1942)

As evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry progressed in April 1942, this sign, advertising a swimming pool, was posted in many San Francisco districts. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea — San Francisco, California. 4/13/42

DOROTHEA LANGE COLLECTION: “Japanese Internment Camps” (1942)

Hayward, Calif.–Two children of the Mochida family who, with their parents, are awaiting evacuation bus. The youngster on the right holds a sandwich given her by one of a group of women who were present from a local church. The family unit is kept intact during evacuation and at War Relocation Authority centers where evacuees […]

DOROTHEA LANGE COLLECTION: “Japanese Internment Camps” (1942)

Following evacuation orders, this store, at 13th and Franklin Streets, was closed. The owner, a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, placed the I AM AN AMERICAN sign on the store front on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the […]