• Created Date
  • ca. 1942-1946
  • Description
  • The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 led to great fear within the United States. Residents along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. were particularly affected by this event and feared additional bombings. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which decreed that residents of Japanese ancestry be evacuated from their homes and relocated to inland locations. Executive Order 9066, and the resulting War Relocatio... more
    The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 led to great fear within the United States. Residents along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. were particularly affected by this event and feared additional bombings. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which decreed that residents of Japanese ancestry be evacuated from their homes and relocated to inland locations. Executive Order 9066, and the resulting War Relocation Authority evacuated, relocated and interned 120,000 American citizens and permanent resident aliens who were of Japanese ancestry.The Tule Lake Relocation Center in California (the likely location for these photographs) opened in 1942. It was quickly turned in to the camp for "disloyal" Japanese--those who answered "no" on the loyalty test. Because of this, Tule Lake was the longest running interment camp, remaining open until March 20, 1946. less
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    photograph
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9800XL at 300 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 6 and resized to 480x600 ppi. 2009