|Title||Minidoka guardhouse, ca. 1944 |
|Date||ca. 1944 |
|Caption||Minidoka, Idaho, was one of ten internment camps for Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. It held people originally from Seattle, Portland, Puyallup Valley, and Alaska. |
|Notes||Sign in image reads: Stop. U.S. Army Guard.|
Coal truck in visible in background.
Similar photo appeared in December 23, 1944 issue of the camp newspaper, the Minidoka Irrigator, with the following caption: Until January 20, when the evacuees will be free to go and come as they please, the front gate will keep on checking and issuing buttons for passes. In the past two years, this gate has been a silent observer of hundreds of residents relocating, soldiers on furlough, and tender scenes of farewell. When the gate is torn down, evacuation will have come almost to the final milestone.
Caption taken from Wing Luke records.
Minidoka Relocation Center
Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
World War, 1939-1945
|Places||United States--Idaho--Hunt |
|Digital Collection||Wing Luke Asian Museum Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1992.041.004 BO |
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|Credit Line||Wing Luke Asian Museum Photograph Collection |
|Repository||Wing Luke Asian Museum |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 3 3/4 x 6 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned 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. |