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A man and woman at Manzanar Incarceration Camp looking at a sign on a barrack that reads: "Information" beneath that sign is a vertical sign with Japanese writing. At the base of the barrack is a wooden sign that reads "BLK 1 BLDG 9." Two men are exiting the barrack standing by the doorway. The caption reads: Questions? Answers here. Title from caption. Photo from: "The Beginning" panel created by Shiro "Shi" Nomura (ecm_nom_0400). The Eastern California Museum Object ID for this item is 19188.8.131.52. A collection of panel collages created by Shiro and Mary Nomura, both of whom were incarcerated at Manzanar from 1942-1945, for the Eastern California Museum's Manzanar Project. The panels are comprised of photographs, artifacts, documents, and stories collected by "Shi" starting in the 1970s. Over the following 20 years, the Nomuras assembled more than 75 panels depicting their personal interpretation of Manzanar 'camp' life, major events, history, and site preservation efforts. In each panel Shi and Mary provide valuable first-person documentation from their experiences. These panels have been displayed at various community events, annual Manzanar Pilgrimages, and the Eastern California Museum (the permanent home of the collection).
Photographs black and white, 4.125 x 3.25 inches image/jpeg