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Weaving camouflage nets
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Evacuee weavers working in making camouflage nets at the Santa Anita, California Assembly Center. Caption on album page: "This is another view of the process of making camouflage nets at Santa Anita (California) Assembly Center. It is termed "garnishing". A "pattern net" with a design woven into it was first set up and over it placed a plain net. Weavers worked burlap strips into the top net, following exactly the pattern net as to color or burlap and weaving design. The women at work are Japanese-American citizens." SANTA ANITA PHOTO NO. 612A
black and white, 8 x 10 in.
The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Work and jobs
Identity and values--Women
Santa Anita, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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