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Title
[Incinerating scrip in silo incinerator] (4 views)
Date Created and/or Issued
[1945]
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
1989-1583
PHOTO: STATE BUILDINGS: PRINTING OFFICE: OPERATION TOY HORSE
Shows people incinerating uncut sheets of military currency in an incinerator.
View 1 (1989-1583). Truck on left side, two men throwing sheets into incinerator, group (including two military personnel) watching -- view 2 (1989-1584). Similar view -- view 3 (1989-1585). Shows woman and African American man throwing scrip into incinerator -- view 4 (1989-1586). Close-up view of incinerator door.
Between the Sept. 1944 and April 1945, the U.S. Government contracted with the State of California, State Printing Office to number, cut and wrap Japanese military currency. This invasion currency consisted of sen and yen notes and was printed by Stecher-Traung Lithograph Company in San Francisco. Operation was known as Operation Toy Horse. In 1944, State Printing Office set up project to document operations with photographs, to be gathered into book form.
Also have negative: no. 22,167 (view 1), 22,168 (view 2), 22,169 (view 3) and 22,170 (view 4) (all 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Removed from: Edward O. Strong Collection, 1922-1984.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
4 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.
Identifier
(C)001392054CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVW-5393
Subject
California. State Printing Office
World War, 1939-1945--War work--California--Sacramento--Photographs
World War, 1939-1945--African Americans--Photographs
Operation Toy Horse--Photographs
Women and war--California--Sacramento--Photographs
African Americans--California--Sacramento--Photographs
Incinerators--California--Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Place
California
Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)

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