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Title
In the foreground is a field of tomatoes and directly behind that is a field of beans, two of the
Date Created and/or Issued
1944-09
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:In the foreground is a field of tomatoes and directly behind that is a field of beans, two of the many truck crops raised under the direction of Yoshimi Shibata by the Midwestern Farm Company, owned by three resettlers, which raised 100 acres of truck crops on three pieces of farmland near Bartlett, Lombard, and Melrose Park, Illinois. The land was leased from the three farm owners on a share-rental basis. Crops included tomatoes, melons, carrots, onions, beans and pickles. The pickles were the most successful crop and onions proved the least financially successful. On the whole, Mr. Shibata and the 12 regular men who worked with him throughout the season were pleased with the venture. Sometimes as many as 20 extra workers were hired at the peak of the harvest. Mr. Shibata was a greenhouse man and a farmer at Mt. Eden, California, prior to evacuation and came to Chicago from the Tule Lake Relocation Center. In the background may be seen the buildings on the farm at Melrose Park where all three resettlers reside. Photographer: Iwasaki, Hikaru Melrose Park, Illinois.
Type
image
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft538nb2n5
WRA no. I-610
Subject
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Photographs

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