Early Comer

Date:
6-Apr-42
Creator:
Dorothea Lange

Taken in San Francisco, CA. "An early comer arrives with personal effects at 2020 Van Ness Avenue as part of the contingent of 664 residents of Japanese ancestry, first to be evacuated from San Francisco on April 6, 1942. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration."

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
A-87
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Boarding A Bus For Manzanar

Date:
May-42

Taken in Lone Pine, CA. "A group arriving by train from Elk Grove and boarding a bus for Manzanar, a War Relocation Authority center where evacuees of Japanese ancestry from certain West Coast area[s], will stay for the duration of the war."

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
LC-USZ62-75794
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Checking Registration Numbers

Date:
8-May-42
Creator:
Dorothea Lange

Taken in Hayward, CA. "Evacuees of Japanese ancestry about ready to board the bus to an Assembly Center. An official of WCCA Control Station is checking registration numbers. Social worker in the background is assisting in the evacuation." By U.S. Government order, many like the Mochida family and Eddie Nomura left their former lives behind. In the preceding chaotic weeks, they had stored, burned, sold or abandoned personal possessions, farms, homes and businesses in preparation for the trip to Assembly Centers. Close friends and neighbors said their goodbyes and wished them luck. Quakers offered coffee, donuts and moral support. Armed soldiers lingered among the piles of luggage when the bus or train arrived, it was time to go.

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
C-152
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Evacuees Waiting For Buses

Date:
1-Apr-42
Creator:
Clem Albers

"Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arrive here by train and await buses for Manzanar, now a War Relocation Authority center." Shi Nomura later recalled that it was a welcome relief to arrive at the Lone Pine train station after an all-day train trip from Los Angeles. Shades had been drawn the entire trip, and armed soldiers were stationed in each rail car. The silent resignation of the adults contrasted with the excitement of children who saw the trip as an adventure. Shi watched young mothers with their babies, elderly Issei, and teenagers empty from the train and wait for the line of buses that would take them to Manzanar and an uncertain future.

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
A-300
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Evacuees Waiting For Buses At Lone Pine Train Station

Date:
1-Apr-42
Creator:
Clem Albers

"Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arrive here by train and await buses for Manzanar, now a War Relocation Authority center." Shi Nomura later recalled that it was a welcome relief to arrive at the Lone Pine train station after an all-day train trip from Los Angeles. Shades had been drawn the entire trip, and armed soldiers were stationed in each rail car. The silent resignation of the adults contrasted with the excitement of children who saw the trip as an adventure. Shi watched young mothers with their babies, elderly Issei, and teenagers empty from the train and wait for the line of buses that would take them to Manzanar and an uncertain future.

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
A-298
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Mother And Child Evacuees On Train

Date:
1-Apr-42
Creator:
Clem Albers

Taken while arriving at the Lone Pine train station. "Mother and child evacuees of Japanese descent on train en route to War Relocation Authority center at Manzanar, CA." Shi Nomura later recalled that it was a welcome relief to arrive at the Lone Pine train station after an all-day train trip from Los Angeles. Shades had been drawn the entire trip, and armed soldiers were stationed in each rail car. The silent resignation of the adults contrasted with the excitement of children who saw the trip as an adventure. Shi watched young mothers with their babies, elderly Issei, and teenagers empty from the train and wait for the line of buses that would take them to Manzanar and an uncertain future.

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
A-283
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Launching Of The S.s. Francis Preston Blair

Date:
January 3, 1943

From high in the air, this unusual view shows the launching of the S.S. Francis Preston Blair at the Marinship yard in Sausalito, California, shortly after noon on Sunday, January 3, 1943. The 10,500-ton Liberrty ship was named for a famous pre-Civil War journalist and political figure, and was christened by Mrs. Robert Digges, wife of Marinship's administrative manager. It was the eighth cargo vessel to be launched from the yard since its inception in March 1942.

Description (physical):

H: 10 1/8", W: 8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0046
Institution:
American Heritage Archives