A photograph of two Japanese internee women working with produce in the packing shed at the Tule Lake Relocation Center.

During World War II, the United States interned Japanese American residents of the West Coast regardless of their citizenship status. After Pearl Harbor, they were viewed as a security threat in wartime and relocated to camps in the interior. As this photograph shows, despite the fact that they were held in camp, Japanese internees worked there on agricultural production to support the war effort.