• Creator
  • Staff PhotographerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Created Date
  • 1943
  • Description
  • In the beginning of 1942, Japanese farmers operated 36 farms on Bainbridge Island, growing strawberries, vegetables and other crops. A year later, the Japanese families had been relocated away from western Washington by the federal government, and 34 of the farms were being run by Filipinos. Most of the new farmers were Alaska cannery workers recruited by the Federal Government's War Relocation Authority. Some also worked part time in the ship... more
    In the beginning of 1942, Japanese farmers operated 36 farms on Bainbridge Island, growing strawberries, vegetables and other crops. A year later, the Japanese families had been relocated away from western Washington by the federal government, and 34 of the farms were being run by Filipinos. Most of the new farmers were Alaska cannery workers recruited by the Federal Government's War Relocation Authority. Some also worked part time in the shipyard at Bremerton.This photo, taken in April 1943, shows four men working in the strawberry fields on Bainbridge Island a year after the removal of Japanese farmers from the island. Filipinos and others were recruited to take care of the farm labor shortage. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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