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Title
Mr. Shungo Shimomura sorts Roman Beauty and Delicious apples with his employer, Joshua Sharpless Ritchie. Mr. and Mrs. Shimomura are
Date Created and/or Issued
1944-10
Publication Information
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Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Collection
War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement
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Description
Full title:Mr. Shungo Shimomura sorts Roman Beauty and Delicious apples with his employer, Joshua Sharpless Ritchie. Mr. and Mrs. Shimomura are now living on the Ritchie farm with five of their eight children, having relocated from the Colorado River Relocation Center. On the farm, Mr. Ritchie and his father, A. L. Ritchie, raise five kinds of apples, pears, peaches, and cherries (the sweet cherry orchard is believed to be the only one of its kind in southern N.J.) in addition to handling poultry. Mr. Ritchie reports Mr. Shimomura to be a careful and conscientious worker which makes him a better sorter than the average farmhand. His other duties include picking and packing of fruit and caring for the orchard. During the winter months he will trim trees and take care of the poultry. Mr. Shimomura, who grew chiefly vegetables before evacuation, expressed great interest in fruit growing and in the eastern methods. He also went on to say, I am very happy to be in New Jersey because my family and I feel free here and there are schools for the children. We are getting along O.K. on the farm. The children like it here and are making friends. We would like to stay here permanently. Photographer: Van Tassel, Gretchen Riverton, New Jersey.
Type
image
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft109n99bj
WRA no. G-741
Subject
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Photographs

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