|Title||Japanese American internees preparing to leave Camp Harmony for internment camps, Puyallup, 1942 |
|Caption||By August 1942, the United States Army was ready for the large scale removal of Japanese and Japanese Americans from Seattle, King County and the rest of western Washington state. Camp Harmony, a processing facility at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, accommodated 8, 000 people at a time. In the rush to process so many people, some family members were separated from one another and spent the war in different internment camps. This 1942 photo shows a crowd of people preparing to leave Camp Harmony. The evacuees were sent to internment camps in California and Idaho. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: Japanese - Seattle - evacuation (Leaving Puyallup).|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 9, 1942.
|Subjects||Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle; 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||PI28078 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in.; dichroic fog |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |