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Photograph of a group of people outside to see off Namekata or Namekawa who is leaving the Heart Mountain camp for the Tule Lake Segregation Center to return to Japan. The back side reads: Namekata or Nameoka, August 24, Leave for Japan. Photo from: Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album (csudh_mae_0001), page 37. Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album complied by a Kibei Nisei who was incarcerated in the Heart Mountain camp in Cody, Wyoming, transferred to the Tule Lake Segregation Center in Newell, California, and sent to the Santa Fe Internment Camp in Santa Fe, New Mexico during World War II. It contains photographs mostly taken in the Heart Mountain camp, documenting life in the camp during World War II. Photographed are the facilities, jobs, sports events, and social activities at the camp. Included are interiors of a mess hall, laundry room, shower room, washroom, barber, and offices, buildings and workers of a fire station and police station, ambulance, electric panels, guard tower, livestock, construction sites including an irrigation canal or possibly the Heart Mountain Canal constructed by incarcerees, timber and farm workers, sports events for judo, baseball, and sumo, Bon dance, music performance, calligraphy class, and a trip to Yellowstone National Park. There are also photographs of the incarcerees who are being sent from the Heart Mountain camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and group photographs of male internees, presumably Issei and Kibei Nisei, in the Santa Fe Internment Camp in New Mexico as well as few photographs taken during the prewar time period.
Photographs; Albums black and white, 2.5 x 3.5 inches image/jpeg
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Segregation and Tule Lake World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Expatriation/repatriation/deportation World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Renunciation of citizenship World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
Cody, Wyoming Incarceration Camps--Heart Mountain Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections