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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.
Photographs. Nonprojected graphic
4 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.
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