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Men and women, including a soldier, are photographed during a picnic in the woods surrounding Jerome incarceration camp. Scanned negative black and white, 2.5 x 2.5 inches The Atsushi Art Ishida Collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, camp newspapers, WRA documents, ephemera, and correspondence, chronicling his time immediately after/during his incarceration in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, Jerome camp, Arkansas, Tule Lake Segregation Center, California, and Minidoka camp, Idaho. The majority of the photographs in the collection were taken by Atsushi A. Ishida and he would often develop them in his room in the barracks where he had constructed a makeshift dark room. His photographs depict the life in the incarceration camps, capturing the buildings, such as barracks, guard towers, a hospital, fire station, and warehouse, the workers for farming, laundry, mess hall, and logging, and the sports games in which the incarcerees participated. Photographed are also the farewell scenes in which the incarcerees who were being transferred from the Jerome camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center.
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities Community activities--Recreational activities--Picnics World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees Identity and values--Men Identity and values--Women Identity and values--Nisei
Denson, Arkansas Incarceration Camps--Jerome
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections