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

Family Upon Arrival At Manzanar

Date:
25-Apr-42

Evacuees who were forced to leave their homes following the passage of the Japanese Exclusion Act of 1942.

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
LC-USZ62-43696
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

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

Exclusion Orders

Date:
11-Apr-42
Creator:
Dorothea Lange

Taken in San Francisco, CA. "On a brick wall beside air raid shelter poster, exclusion orders were posted at First and Front Streets directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from the first San Francisco section to be affected by evacuation. The order was issued April 1, 1942, by Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt, and directed evacuation from this section by noon on April 7, 1942. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration." Following the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, signs like this one were posted in neighborhoods all over the West Coast. Japanese Americans' lives were about to change forever.

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
WRA No. 40
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Construction Begins At Manzanar

Date:
2-Apr-42
Creator:
Clem Albers

"Construction begins at Manzanar, now a War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry, in Owens Valley, flanked by the High Sierras and Mt. Whitney, loftiest peak in the United States." In his 1942 caption, photographer Clem Albers made the common mistake of confusing Mt. Williamson with Mt. Whitney which is not visible from Manzanar.

Description (physical):

B&W Photograph

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
WRA No. B-99
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Major Dwight D. Eisenhower

Date:
1930s
Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 1019
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

General Eisenhower With General Mark Clark In Italy

Date:
1943
Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 2056
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

General Eisenhower in an Army Jeep with President Roosevelt at Eisenhower's Headquarters in Sicily

Date:
Dec-43

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected General Eisenhower to lead the invasion of France while Eisenhower was serving as the Allied Commander of troops fighting in Italy.  He officially informed Eisenhower of this decision in early December 1943 when he paid a visit to Ike’s Headquarters in Sicily.

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
NARA 196611
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

General Eisenhower With The 101st Airborne Division

Date:
5-Jun-44

Perhaps the most widely published photograph of General Eisenhower in World War II, this U.S. Army Signal Corps photo was taken around 8:30 p.m. on the eve of D-Day, June 5, 1944.  It shows Eisenhower talking with First Lieutenant Wallace Strobel, Company E, 502nd Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.  Ike had gone to Greenham Common Airfield in England that evening to see the men off.  The paratroopers of the 101st Division were among the first Allies to land in France the next day. Heavy casualties were expected.  A soldier in the crowd yelled out, “Now quit worrying General, we’ll take care of this thing for you.”

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 1904
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower With General Bernard Law Montgomery

Date:
1944
Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 15061b
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site