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Exhibit panel titled "Manzanar Mess Hall Chefs." January 1943 exterior photograph of 50 people comprising the Manzanar Mess Division, J.R. Winchester chief, and staff and chefs. Photo was donated by Kuniyaki Sakamoto The Eastern California Museum Object ID for this item is 1994.80.27. A collection of panel collages created by Shiro and Mary Nomura, both of whom were incarcerated at Manzanar from 1942-1945, for the Eastern California Museum's Manzanar Project. The panels are comprised of photographs, artifacts, documents, and stories collected by "Shi" starting in the 1970s. Over the following 20 years, the Nomuras assembled more than 75 panels depicting their personal interpretation of Manzanar 'camp' life, major events, history, and site preservation efforts. In each panel Shi and Mary provide valuable first-person documentation from their experiences. These panels have been displayed at various community events, annual Manzanar Pilgrimages, and the Eastern California Museum (the permanent home of the collection).
Physical objects black and white, 10.5 x 21 inches image/jpeg