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  • Manzanar, Calif.--Grandfather and grandson of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Manzanar, California. 7/2/42 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Thaws turn the streets and fire breaks into seas of mud, and makes difficult motor transportation through the center. Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Newell, California. 2/2/43 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • The family unit is kept intact in various phases of evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. Above is a view at Wartime Civil Control Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, on April 6, 1942, when first group of 664 was evacuated from San Francisco. The family unit likewise is preserved at War Relocation Authority centers where evacuees will spend the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/6/42 WRA no. A-96 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Turlock, Calif.--These young evacuees of Japanese ancestry are waiting their turn for baggage inspection upon arrival at this Assembly Center. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Turlock, California. 5/2/42 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Boy Scouts conducting morning flag raising ceremony at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, where persons of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from west coast defense areas, now reside. Photographer: Coffey, Pat -- Heart Mountain, Wyoming. 6/5/43 WRA no. B-570 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Manzanar Relocation Center. October, 1943 From Born Free and Equal (New York, 1944) Interior view of the barracks quarters of the Yonemitsu family. The portrait is of their son Robert, who is serving in the U.S. Army's Japanese-American Combat Team. Next to his portrait are some of the letters he has written to his sister. Page 89 Scanned in from book Executive Order 9066 Photographer Ansel Adams
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  • Los Angeles, California april 1942
  • A grandfather awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Centerville, California. 5/19/42 WRA no. C-219 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Poston, Ariz.--Evacuees of Japanese ancestry watching an outdoor musical performance by fellow evacuees at this War Relocation Authority center. Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Poston, Arizona. 6/5/42 WRA no. D-593 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley
  • Manzanar Internment Camp
  • Two of the residents at this relocation center who participated in the wrestling tournament Thanksgiving day. Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Rivers, Arizona. 11/26/42 WRA no. D-668 Contributing Institution: Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Two of the participants of the Harvest Festival parade, which was witnessed by a large crowd of the residents at this relocation center. -- Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Newell, California. 10/31/42 WRA no. A-434 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland, Calif.--Tenant farmer of Japanese ancestry who has just completed settlement of their affairs and everything is packed ready for evacuation on the following morning to an assembly center. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 WRA no. C-439 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland, Yolo, County, Calif.--Members of a farm family of Japanese ancestry the day preceding evacuation. He said, I am going to have a vacation--a long one--I had no long vacation since I was born. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 WRA no. C-441 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Mrs. Kinoshida, the Russian wife of a center minister of Japanese ancestry, throws a male instructor in a Judo class at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Photographer: Parker, Tom -- Heart Mountain, Wyoming. 1/7/43 WRA no. E-614 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Girl on a Swing Heart Mountain Internment Camp
  • Girls walk in the Rain Interment Camp
  • Lone Pine, Calif.--A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry arrives here by train prior to being transferred by bus to Manzanar, now a War Relocation Authority center. Photographer: Albers, Clem -- Lone Pine, California. 4/1/42 WRA no. A-304 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Sato family Tanforan Assembly center
  • Boys basket ball Manzanar
  • National Archives interment photos Tule Lake
  • National Archives interment photos Tule Lake
  • Girl with hat and bag walks with parent at Tanforan Assembly center
  • This youngster is awaiting evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Centerville, California. 5/9/42
  • Hayward, Calif.--A young member of an evacuee family awaiting evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Hayward, California. 5/8/42 WRA no. C-159
  • Manzanar, Calif.--A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center. Manzanar, California. 7/2/42 WRA no. C-719
  • Dressed in uniform marking service in the first World War, this veteran enters Santa Anita Park assembly center for persons of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast. Photographer: Albers, Clem -- Arcadia, California. 4/5/42 WRA no. B-424 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Manzanar, Calif.--Evacuee boy waiting at the entrance of the Recreational Hall at this War Relocation Authority center. He is anxious for the baseball team to assemble. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Manzanar, California. 7/1/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-781 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Florin, Calif.--Strawberry truck farmer who came to the United States from Japan in 1902 and who now owns his own farm. He has six American born children, with one son serving in the United States Army at Camp Robinson. He says, If bad Jap do something, I know evacuation is protection. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Florin, California. 5/11/42 WRA no. C-530 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Kids play outside of Fish Market in Florin, California
  • Priest locks door to Florin Buddhist Church
  • Priest Florin Buddhist Church
  • Manzanar, Calif.--Orphan boys, two of a group of 65 who are now making their home in the Children's Village at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Photographer: Dorothea Lange 7/1/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Two evacuees in the Harvest Festival Parade who wore cleverly designed costumes. Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Newell, California. 10/31/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Evacuee members of the Fire Department brave the cold weather to have a practice drill. -- Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Newell, California. 2/3/43 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Manzanar, Calif.--The two youngest of the 65 evacuee orphans in the Children's Village at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. -- Photographer: Dorothea Lange 7/1/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • The 1944 league baseball season got under way at the Tule Lake Segregation Center on April 19. Project Director Ray R. Best tossed out the first ball. Nearly half of the 17,000 residents of the center were present for the opening game. -- Newell, California. 4/19/44 WRA no. G-566 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Evidences of the forthcoming evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. -- Photographer: Albers, Clem -- San Francisco, California. 3/29/42 WRA no. A-3 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Following evacuation orders, this store, at 13th and Franklin Streets, was closed. The owner, a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, placed the I AM AN AMERICAN sign on the store front on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Oakland, California. 3/13/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Lunch hour at the Raphael Weill Public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets, in the so-called international section. Many children of Japanese ancestry were evacuated with their parents from this neighborhood. Educational facilities will be established at War Relocation Authority centers where evacuees will spend the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/17/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Just about to step into the bus for the Assembly Center. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/6/42 WRA no. A-95 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Families of two Shinto priests who were interned on December 8, 1941, immediately upon declaration of war. The mother, at right, has nine American-born children and has been in the United States ten years. The mother on the left has been in this country 6 years, and neither speaks English. These evacuees and others will be leaving for the assembly center within a few days, and later transferred to WRA centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/25/42 WRA no. A-510 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Families of two Shinto priests who were interned on December 8, 1941, immediately upon declaration of war. The mother, at right, has nine American-born children and has been in the United States ten years. The mother on the left has been in this country 6 years, and neither speaks English. These evacuees and others will be leaving for the assembly center within a few days, and later transferred to WRA centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/25/42 WRA no. A-510 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • In response to the Army's Exclusion Order No. 20, residents of Japanese ancestry appear at Civil Control Station at 2031 Bush Street, for registration. The evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/25/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • A pre-evacuation barbecue on Mitarai farm in Santa Clara County, California. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Mountain View, California. 4/26/42 WRA no. A-519 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Japanese family heads and persons living alone form a line outside Civil Control station located in the Japanese American Citizens League Auditorium at 2031 Bush Street, to appear for processing in response to Civilian Exclusion Order No. 20. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/25/42 WRA no. A-531 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Grandfather of 64 who came to the United States from Japan at the age of 19. He now lives with his daughter and son-in-law, a prosperous farm operator, but will soon be evacuated to an assembly point and later transferred to a War Relocation center for the duration. He advised his daughter that now is the time to prove their loyalty to this country. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Mountain View, California. 4/26/42 Identifier: WRA no. A-535 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Many children of Japanese ancestry attended Raphael Weill public school, Geary and Buchanan Streets, prior to evacuation. This scene shows first-graders during flag pledge ceremony. Evacuees will be housed for the duration in War Relocation Authority centers. Provision will be effected for continuance of education. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/20/42 WRA no. A-548 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • A 70 acre fruit ranch formerly operated by M. Miyamoto. This ranch, now not being worked, raised principally plums, peaches and pears. -- Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Penryn, California. 11/10/42 Identifier: WRA no. A-641 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • A 70 acre fruit ranch formerly operated by M. Miyamoto. This ranch, now not being worked, raised principally plums, peaches and pears. -- Photographer: Stewart, Francis -- Penryn, California. 11/10/42 Identifier: WRA no. A-641 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Aliens at Sharp Camp following the evacuation order for persons of Japanese ancestry. This camp was set up as detention station where suspects were held before given hearings. They remained here only a short while, being sent to an internment camp or a relocation center following the hearings. -- Photographer: Albers, Clem -- Sharp Park, California. 3/30/42 WRA no. C-73 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • San Bruno, Calif.--Family of Japanese ancestry arrives at assembly center at Tanforan Race Track. Evacuees will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will be housed for the duration. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Bruno, California. 4/29/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-129 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • This farm mother of Japanese ancestry is awaiting the evacuation buses which will take her and 595 others from this district to the Tanforan Assembly Center. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Centerville, California. 5/9/42 WRA no. C-215 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • High school boys look over Buchanan Street scene, prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/4/42 WRA no. C-256 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • San Bruno, California--These older evacuees of Japanese ancestry have just registered and are resting before being assigned to their living quarters in the barracks. The large tag worn by the woman on the right indicates special consideration for aged or infirm. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Bruno, California. 4/29/421 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Byron, California--Toshi Mizoguchi waiting at the WCCA station to register for evacuation. Mr. Mizoguchi came to the United States from Japan in 1892 and has been a farm laborer on California ranches since that time. He is unmarried. He is seen wearing an American flag printed on a celluloid button. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Byron, California. 4/28/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Oakland, Calif. (1117 Oak Street)--Residents of Japanese ancestry waiting for evacuation buses which will take them to the Tanforan Assembly Center under Civilian Exclusion Order No. 28. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Oakland, California. 5/6/42 WRA no. C-374 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • San Francisco woman helped on bus
  • San Francisco, Calif. (2020 Van Ness Ave.)--San Francisco residents of Japanese ancestry being checked by registration numbers and family groups prior to boarding buses which will take them to an Assembly Center. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Francisco, California. 4/6/42 WRA no. C-433 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland?
  • Woodland, Calif.--This mother of Japanese ancestry is ready, with her family of ten, to leave their farm the following morning in compliance with Civilian Exclusion order. The figure in the background is a negro laborer employed by the new tenants who have taken over the farm and are now operating it. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 WRA no. C-442 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland, Calif.--Oldest son of this family of Japanese ancestry helps load the truck for evacuation from this farm on the following day. The father has been interned in South Dakota and a friend has come with his truck to assist in the evacuation. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 WRA no. C-446 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland, Calif.--Oldest son of this family of Japanese ancestry helps load the truck for evacuation from this farm on the following day. The father has been interned in South Dakota and a friend has come with his truck to assist in the evacuation. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland, Calif.--evacuation. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • The train is about to depart which will take these evacuees of Japanese ancestry from this rich agricultural district to the Merced Assembly Center, about 125 miles away. Many leave close friends behind. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-505 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland, Yolo County, Calif.--Ten cars of evacuees of Japanese ancestry are now aboard and the doors are closed. Their Caucasian friends and the staff of the WCCA stations are watching the departure from the platform. Evacuees are leaving their homes and ranches, in a rich agricultural district, bound for Merced Assembly Center, about 125 miles away. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 WRA no. C-514 Collection: Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • This Issei, the father of seven children, came to the United States from Japan when he was a boy. Formerly he was in the wholesale grocery business in Los Angeles and came to Florin, California, just before the freezing order came through for all persons of Japanese ancestry. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Florin, California. 5/11/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-529 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley. Section G Identifier: WRA no. C-530 Collection: War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement Series 14: Preevacuation Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • This American soldier of Japanese ancestry is shown at the railroad station of a small town in an agricultural community. He and nine other service men of Japanese ancestry received furloughs to enable them to come home to assist their families get ready for evacuation from their homes on the West Coast. He is an older son, which, in the traditional Japanese family structure, means that much responsibility for their welfare depends on him. He is the only American citizen in the family. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Florin, California. 5/10/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Two of the nine soldiers of Japanese ancestry, now in the Army of the Unites States, who were granted furloughs in order that they might assist their families get ready for the evacuation of all persons of Japanese ancestry from their West Coast homes. Here they are seen chatting with friends of their high school days. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Florin, California. 5/10/42 WRA no. C-546 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Sacramento, Calif.--Japanese Christian Center two days before evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry from this area. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Sacramento, California. 5/11/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-557 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Sacramento, Calif.--Looking up Capitol Street in the business district of the Japanese quarter two days before evacuation of all persons of Japanese ancestry. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Sacramento, California. 5/11/42 WRA no. C-562 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arrive here by train and await buses for Manzanar, now a War Relocation Authority center. -- Photographer: Albers, Clem -- Lone Pine, California. 4/1/42 Identifier: WRA no. A-288 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • San Bruno, Calif.--Evacuee of Japanese ancestry arrives at this Assembly Center where he and approximately 8,000 others will remain until transferred to War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Bruno, California. 4/29/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-135 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • San Bruno, Calif.--Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arriving at the Tanforan Assembly Center. They are being checked as they leave the bus. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- San Bruno, California. 4/29/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-140 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Turlock, Calif.--Evacuees of Japanese ancestry waiting their turn for baggage inspection for contraband, upon arrival at this Assembly point. They will then be assigned places in the barracks until transferred to a War Relocation Authority Center to spend the duration. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Turlock, California. 5/2/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Tanforan, Calif.
  • This family of Japanese ancestry just arrived in the center this morning. The mother and the children are waiting at the door of the room in the barracks to which they have been assigned. The father is at the baggage depot where their bedding and clothing are unloaded and inspected for contraband. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Stockton, California. 5/19/42WRA no. C-408 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Sacramento, Calif.--College students of Japanese ancestry who have been evacuated from Sacramento to the Assembly Center. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Sacramento, California. 5/20/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-471 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Sacramento, Calif.--These young evacuees of Japanese ancestry are enjoying themselves at this Assembly Center which has just opened. They have many companions--play games--and no school as yet. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Sacramento, California. 5/20/42 Identifier: WRA no. C-482 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley. image only image with details
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  • Evacuees of Japanese descent enjoy a moment of relaxation before setting up housekeeping at this assembly center. They will be transferred ultimately to a War Relocation Authority Center. -- Photographer: Albers, Clem -- Salinas, California. 3/31/42 WRA no. -224 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Priorities need be no bar to personal cleanliness. Tak Sugiyama, Heart Mountain resident, is here shown scrubbing up in one of the improvised bath tubs made of sawed off pickle barrels. -- Photographer: Iwasaki, Hikaru -- Heart Mountain, Wyoming. 11/23/43 Identifier: WRA no. -197 The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Boy looks out train window during Minidoka transfer to Tule Lake 1943
  • Unknown people wait to board train with armed guards. National Archives interment photos
  • Little boys and laundry. National Archives interment photos
  • Artist National Archives interment photos
  • Men board boats for repatriation to Japan at end of the war. National Archives interment photos in Washington, DC July 20, 2007.
  • Repatriates leaving for Japan at end of the WWII National Archives interment photos
  • Manzanar, Calif.--Yaeko Yamashita (in doorway) watches Fugiko Koba trying a new pair of geta, which are stilt-like sandals specially useful in dust. They are evacuees of Japanese descent now living at this War Relocation Authority center. Photographer: Albers, Clem -- Manzanar, California. 4/2/42 Contributing Institution:The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Woodland, Calif.--Families of Japanese ancestry leave the station platform to board the train for the Assembly Center about 125 miles away. About 750 people of Japanese ancestry have been evacuated from this area under Civilian Exclusion Order No. 78. -- Photographer: Lange, Dorothea -- Woodland, California. 5/20/42 Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
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