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1. "Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus. Identification
tags were used to aid in keeping a family unit intact during all phases of
evacuation. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-
acre site in Eden Township." In 1942 Executive Order 9066 ordered the
removal of 110,000 civilians of Japanese descent, including 71,000
American citizens, from the western United States, placing them in
internment camps.
By Dorothea Lange, Hayward, California, May 8, 1942
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the War Relocation
Authority

3. "A crowd of onlookers on the first day of evacuation from the Japanese
quarter in San Francisco, who themselves will be evacuated within three
days."
By Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, California, April 1942
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the War Relocation
Authority

4. Posting of Exclusion Order at First and Front Streets in San Francisco,
California, directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from the first
section in San Francisco to be affected by the evacuation.

5. Thank You Note in "Little Tokyo" in Los Angeles, California. Mr. and Mrs. K.
Tseri have closed their drugstore in preparation for the forthcoming evacuation
from their home and business.

6. Family in Front of Farmhouse in Mountain View, California. Members of the
Shibuya family are pictured at their home before evacuation. The father and the
mother were born in Japan and came to this country in 1904. At that time the
father had $60 in cash and a basket of clothes. He later built a prosperous
business of raising select varieties of chrysanthemums which he shipped to
Eastern markets under his own trade name. Six children in the family were born
in the United States.

7. Packing Up in San Francisco, California. Dave Tatsuno rereads notes he
compiled while he was a student at the University of California where he was
graduated in 1936. Tatsuno, with his two-year-old son at his side, is packing his
possessions at 2625 Buchanan Street, prior to evacuation of residents of
Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers
for the duration. (This is the caption as it appeared on the photograph. According
to the 1942 Polk Directory for San Francisco, the correct address is 1625
Buchanan.)
8. Registration in San Francisco, California. Residents of Japanese ancestry file
forms containing personal data, two days before evacuation, at a Wartime Civil
Control Administration station.

9. Waiting for Evacuation in San Francisco, California. With baggage stacked,
residents of Japanese ancestry await a bus at the Wartime Civil Control
Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, as part of the first group of 664 to
be evacuated from San Francisco on April 6, 1942. Evacuees will be housed in
War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

10. Wartime Civil Control Station in San Francisco, California. Japanese family
heads and persons living alone form a line outside the station located in the
Japanese American Citizens League Auditorium at 2031 Bush Street, to appear
for "processing" in response to Civilian Exclusion Order Number 20.

11. Sorting Baggage at Minidoka in Eden, Idaho. Baggage belonging to
evacuees from the assembly center at Puyallup, Washington, is sorted and
trucked to owners in their barrack apartments.

12. Barracks Assigned at Minidoka in Eden, Idaho. Newly arrived evacuees from
the assembly center at Puyallup, Washington, are registered and assigned
barrack apartments at this War Relocation Authority center.

13. The Hirano Family, left to right, George, Hisa, and Yasbei with picture of a
United States serviceman. Colorado River Relocation Center, Poston, Arizona.

14. High School Campus at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Classes are housed in
tarpaper-covered, barrack-style buildings originally designed as living quarters for
the evacuees.

15. Poster Crew at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain,
Wyoming. The poster crew turns out fire and safety posters, announcements for
public gatherings and dances, and some general instructions.

16. Court Session at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. The court is composed of seven
judges selected from the residents and appointed by the project director. They
preside over infractions of center regulations and ordinary civil court cases.

17. Oakland, Calif., Feb. 1942. Photo attributed to Dorothea Lange. Photograph
from U.S. War Relocation Authority.

18. Los Angeles, California. A store in Little Tokyo. 1942 Apr. by Russell Lee.
Office of War Information

19. San Francisco, Calif., Apr. 1942 - evacuees of Japanese descent being
inoculated as they registered for evacuation, and assignment, later, to war
relocation authority centers for the duration of the war. Men and women in line
being inoculated by nurse. Photograph attributed to Dorothea Lange.
Photograph from U.S. War Relocation Authority.

20. Nyssa, Oregon. FSA (Farm Security Administration) mobile camp. Ordinarily
electricity is not supplied to the tents of migrant families living in the FSA camps.
These Japanese-Americans, who were accustomed to better living conditions,
wanted the electricity and the sugar beet companies and the town of Nyssa
arranged for the wiring. Some of the wiring is the Christmas tree light wiring from
Nyssa. 1942 July. Russell Lee. Office of War Information.

21. We Can Do It! by J. Howard Miller. Of all the images of working women
during World War II, the image of women in factories predominates. Rosie the
Riveter--the strong, competent woman dressed in overalls and bandanna--was
introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood. The accoutrements of war work-
-uniforms, tools, and lunch pails--were incorporated into the revised image of the
feminine ideal. Produced by Westinghouse for the War Production Coordinating
Committee NARA Still Picture Branch (NWDNS-179-WP-1563)

22. Victory Waits on Your Fingers Produced by the Royal Typewriter Company
for the U.S. Civil Service Commission NARA Still Picture Branch (NWDNS-44-
PA-2272)

21 and 22. In the face of acute wartime labor shortages, women were needed in
the defense industries, the civilian service, and even the Armed Forces. Despite
the continuing 20th century trend of women entering the workforce, publicity
campaigns were aimed at those women who had never before held jobs. Poster
and film images glorified and glamorized the roles of working women and
suggested that a woman`s femininity need not be sacrificed. Whether fulfilling
their duty in the home, factory, office, or military, women were portrayed as
attractive confident, and resolved to do their part to win the war.

23. Waste Helps the Enemy by Vanderlaan Produced by the Douglas Aircraft
Company NARA Still Picture Branch (NWDNS-79-WP-103)

24. When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler! By Weimer Pursell, 1943.
Printed by the Government Printing Office for the Office of Price Administration
NARA Still Picture Branch (NWDNS-188-PP-42)

23 and 24. During the war years, gasoline, rubber, sugar, butter, and meat were
rationed. Government publicity reminded people that shortages of these
materials occurred because they were going to the troops, and that civilians
should take part in conservation and salvage campaigns.