"I Am An American" Sign On Store Front

Date:
Mar-42
Creator:
Dorothea Lange

Taken in San Francisco, CA. "A large sign reading "I am an American" placed in the window of a store, at 13th and Franklin streets, on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed following orders to persons of Japanese descent to evacuate from certain West Coast areas. The owner, a University of California graduate, will be housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war."

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
WRA No. A-35
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site