|Title||Graffiti on Japanese American home, Seattle, 1945 |
|Caption||On December 18, 1944, the United States government announced that Japanese Americans in internment camps could return to their homes after January 1, 1945. In Seattle, and elsewhere on the West Coast, this was a controversial issue. When the first returnees arrived in Seattle in January, some found a cold welcome and vandalized property. The Seattle Civic Unity Committee, the University Friends Meeting (Quakers) and other groups and individuals worked hard to reduce racial tension and ensure a smooth resettlement. |
|Notes||Graffiti reads: No Japs Wanted Here.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Nagaishi, S. - Home (Anti-Jap signs).
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 29, 1945.
|Subjects||Graffiti--Washington (State)--Seattle; Racism--Washington (State)--Seattle; Garages--Washington (State)--Seattle; World War, 1939-1945 |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI28084 |
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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. |
|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. |