|Title||Meal time at Camp Harmony, Puyallup, 1942 |
|Caption||In the spring of 1942, persons of Japanese descent living on the West Coast were evacuated by the US Army into assembly centers while permanent internment camps were built. Camp Harmony, hastily constructed at the Washington State fairgrounds in Puyallup, temporarily housed over 7, 000 residents of Seattle, Tacoma and Alaska. |
In order to feed so many, meals were regimented and traditional style Japanese food was substituted with canned vegetables and bread. Here, a young girl hands a cook her plate to receive a helping of food while her mother stands near.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: PUYALLUP, Wash., Japanese colony, Camp Harmony.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 12, 1942.
|Subjects||Eating & drinking--Washington (State)--Puyallup; Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Puyallup; Kitchens--Washington (State)--Puyallup; Mess halls--Washington (State)--Puyallup; Relocation camps--Washington (State)--Puyallup; World War, 1939-1945 |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Puyallup |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6681.7 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |