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Title
Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno
Date Created and/or Issued
1943-11-18
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Description
The photograph was taken outside the gates at Manzanar on November 18, 1943. A War Relocaiton Authority station wagon is leaving Manzanar incarceration camp en route to Reno, Nevada, the car is driving between the military police stationed at the gate. A sign can be seen with a 20 mph speed limit, and "Stop Military Police." Incarcerees can be seen waving farewell on the left side, with a line of administrative buildings behind them. Caption reads: Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en route to Reno. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album.
black and white, 3.25 x 4.25 inches
The collection was donated by Ralph "Pete" Merritt, Jr. and Patricia Merritt. It is comprised of photographs from an album created by L. Josephine Hawes, the Chief Nurse at the Manzanar Hospital, and individual photographs collected by Ralph P. Merritt, the Project Director of the Manzanar War Relocation Center.
Batch04_20190601
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
Identifier
ecm_merritt_0024
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/36558
Subject
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
World War II--Incarceration camps--Security
Identity and values--Men
Place
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Source
Eastern California Museum
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Merritt Photo Collection

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